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Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away! 43 free events take place on October 28 in New York City.
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43 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on October 28, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Fair |
Flea Market with antiques, vintage, collectibles, fashion plus Spooky Halloween Vendors. Free Facepainting for kids 10-3 both Saturday and Sunday by Bianca Valencia. $2 Pumpkins (donation to Habitat Humanity Puerto Rico) painted by Bianca Valencia at your request!  Live Music. Tents in case of rain!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Fairs, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Hell's Kitchen Haunted Halloween Market
Conference |
Since the 1980s, interest in politically and legally shaping public memory regarding the Holocaust and other crimes perpetrated during the Second World War has been evident in a wide variety of arenas. One manifestation of the trend has been the increasing demand for the right to truth, which is purportedly a precondition to conflict resolution and policies of redress. At the same time, however, there is an increased recognition of the propensity for conflicting narratives about the past, particularly instrumentalized narratives about group identity and violent pasts, to escalate hostilities among nations, ethnicities and/or religions. These hostilities, anchored as they are in the collective memory and history of conflict, have become subject to extensive legislation, with the criminalization of statements about history and violent pasts becoming more commonplace. This workshop will explore narratives that engage the memory of past violence in contemporary policies and the politics surrounding the legislation of historical memory. Given the central role that the Holocaust and other mass atrocities have played with regard to human rights concepts today, the memory laws that address these topics, as well as the role of history in conflict resolution, are also of interest. Finally, the workshop will pay particular attention to censorship and punitive measures that aim to constrain counter-narratives to established national identities and to freedom of expression. Speakers include Muge Gocek, Jan Gross, Henry Rousso, and Nikolay Koposov.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 am
Free
Conferences, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Memory Laws: Criminalizing Historical Narrative
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Tours, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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City Walks, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Harlem Tour
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Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
City Walk |
Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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City Walks, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour
Park Walk |
Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Takes place Saturdays May 2 -October 31 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Park Walks, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Street Fair
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Street Fair
Fair |
Pumpkin art and kids’ activities, facebook contest, seasonal crafts, great fashion and everything scary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Haunted Halloween Market
Conference |
Started in 2015, this is an interdisciplinary ‘un-conference’ focused on furthering marginalized voices at the intersections of art, technology, and engineering. Past editions have focused on DIY tech and the commodification of hacking. Facets is driven by questions, by culture, and by ethically-minded innovation. Last year’s un-conference explored the question: “How has the general co-option of the words ‘hack, hacking, hacker’ affected tech culture, from an infrastructural, technical and artistic standpoint?”   This year’s focus is on Art and Artificial Intelligence, and will explore the future of activism, data science, and bias within machine learning and artificial intelligence. AI is—yet again—undergoing a renaissance, but this time more artists and laypeople are interested, involved, and discussing it. Chatbots are now implemented across many websites, stores, and domains. Machine learning is used almost everywhere, from the peripheral objects in our day-to-day lives to bureaucratic systems. It’s as amazing as it is terrifying.   The  format creates a dialogue between attendees and speakers, engaging in open questions and honest feedback. This year’s speakers include Allison Parrish, Kenric McDowell, Stephanie Dinkins, Tamiko Thiel, Mimi Onuoha, Sara Watson, as well as many others. In German with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Conferences, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Facets: Art and Artificial Intelligence
Festival |
The season always goes out with a bang with the Halloween Harvest Festival. This year’s theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with a vibrant procession and dance performance presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York, which has been sharing Mexican heritage and culture with the NYC community for more than 30 years. There will be spooky costume- and art-making with artists and Free Style Arts Association, fantastical face-painting with Agostino Arts, and add your mementos and relics to an ancestral community altar. Urban Shaman Mama Donna will be offering harvest animal blessings for your pets, and if your pooch is in costume you can participate in a tradition – the annual Canine Costume Contest with fun prizes and local judges, including Château le Woof. 11AM – 2PM: Costume and art-making workshops with artists, collaborative ‘exo-skeletons’ sculpture creation with Free Style Arts Association 12 – 3PM: Transformative face-painting by Agostino Arts 12:30 – 2:30PM: Harvest animal blessing for your pets by Urban Shaman Mama Donna 1 – 2PM: Annual Canine Costume Contest with local judges and prizes 2 – 3PM Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York procession and performance
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Festivals, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Halloween Harvest Festival
Other |
During this two day experience, master cheese carver Krai will carve pumpkins from mimmolette, a delicious French cheese that actually resembles a pumpkin in shape, size and color. While watching Krai, guests can sample 6 months and 18 months aged mimolette, view the latest exhibit featuring antique cheese labels, learn more about cheese pairings and how to properly cut different shapes of cheese.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Others, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Meet Mimo: The Ultimate Halloween Cheese Tasting
Workshop |
Do you miss flipping through childhood pictures of yourself and siblings in your family photo albums? Do you wish your kids had their own family album they could look through too? Making print photo albums can be hard—especially when you're working with thousands of digital photos and online services that can bring more complexity. In this talk, digital photo curator and organizer Isabelle Dervaux. She will help you tell your family story and give you the strategies you need to start (and finish!) the photo album you've always wanted to create.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Workshops, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Creating Photo Albums Everyone Will Enjoy
Film |
Stretch it out with this free beginner’s yoga class for Adults 19+ with the staff of the Chinatown YMCA. No experience is necessary. Wear loose fitted clothing. It is recommended not to eat two hours before the class. Please bring your own yoga mat and a block. Participants will be required to sign a waiver.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Films, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Yoga for Beginners
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Jane Austen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Book Discussions, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Pride and Prejudice: Classic Novel
Festival |
Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve in style as this family-friendly Halloween party returns. Bring your costume-clad kids to a FANGtastic afternoon full of fun. ACTIVITIES: - Quiet Clubbing: Grab some headphones and let the DJs transport you to a high energy costumed dance party on the Waterfront Plaza! - Mysterious Cauldrons by Emilie Baltz: Visual and sound installation that features a series of interactive, large format ice blocks that play music when touched. - Costume Catwalk: Walk “red carpet style” on our Costume Catwalk with your favorite emcees, Tracy and Mason! - LEGO Photo Op: Snap a photo with a larger-than-life original LEGO sculpture, designed and built by world-renowned artist Sean Kenney - Trick-or-Treat at designated locations - Photo Booth - Storytelling and Demos - Temporary Tattoos
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
Free
Festivals, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Halloween Bash
Other |
The dance community celebrates the legacy of choreographer Trisha Brown (1936-2017), who altered how we perceive, create, and understand dance since forming her company in 1970. Over five hours, Brown’s company alums, colleagues, and admirers will speak, dance, reminisce, and pay tribute to one of our history’s greatest influencers. Guests may come and go throughout the day. All are welcome to join in paying homage to Brown and her legacy in transforming our worldwide artistic community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Others, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, A Community Memorial Honoring the Life and Work of Trisha Brown
Staged Reading |
In the vein of novelist Fannie Flagg, Bill Logan takes you to a small Texas town in the 1950’s, were secrets wait to be uncovered. Runs about 90 minutes.  Presented by Equity Library Theatre.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Miss Belle: A Southern Comedy by New York Playwright
Performance |
Schedule: 12:00 p.m. Walter Michael DeForest’s Van Gogh Brunch Yourself Walter paints Vincent Van Gogh's true story while creating art with the audience. Art materials are supplied. Food will be provided along with Bloody Mary and mimosa drink specials. 2:00 p.m. Peter Michael Marino’s Show Up This critically acclaimed one-man, comedic, interactive, improvised spin on the traditional solo show is all about the good, bad and ugly experiences of the audience - who also lend a hand in the set and sound design. And there's a party. 4:00 p.m. Katie Kopajtic’s Confessions of a Personal Trainer Katie is a luxury personal trainer in NYC. She's thrilled to be working with you on her journey to wellness. 6:00 p.m. Chris Davis’ The Last Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I has recently been declared the Emperor of Mexico by Napoleon III, but his administration soon comes under attack by the revolutionary Benito Juarez. Maximilian is confronted with a great dilemma – to shave his beard or die by firing squad. 8:00 p.m. Harmon Leon’s Infiltrating Trump’s America Comedian/Vice contributor Harmon Leon has made a career out of infiltrating extremist groups. Take his hand as he leads you on a multimedia journey into his true-life, undercover exploits into Trump America. Weird, wildly original, and completely incomprehensible - if you're not outraged - then you're not paying attention. 10:00 p.m. Chris Davis’ Drunk Lion Follow a lion who spends his days drinking, until he meets Chris, a young foreigner learning how to speak Spanish. The unlikely pair forge an intoxicated bond over life, love, and alcohol.
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12:00 pm
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Performances, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Edinburgh Fringe Festival Plays
Staged Reading |
Presented by the Instant Shakespeare Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Staged Readings, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Shakespeare Drama
Film |
Stars: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet. Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. 97 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, David Frankel's Collateral Beauty (2016): Letters to the Universe
Staged Reading |
Presented by the Instant Shakespeare Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Staged Readings, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Troilus and Cressida: Shakespeare Tragedy
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
Tour |
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick. Tour takes place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Tour |
The tour explores the social and political history of the one of the most active and most famous squares in NYC through discussions about the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped its surroundings. You’ll hear how the square got its name, see where the legendary Tiffany & Co. once stood, and learn how to read the clock (yes, it’s a clock!) on the famous sculpture and so much more! The tour takes place every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Crossroads of New York Tour
Workshop |
In this fun and highly interactive workshop, speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, will share practical strategies that will help you more effectively navigate change in your life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Workshops, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, How to Build Resilience During Times of Change and Transition
Screening |
After his death, writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) became a global icon of modern literature and a pop culture brand. Best known for his Gothic horror tales and narrative poem “The Raven,” Poe’s stories are the basis of countless films and TV episodes, and have inspired even more, as has his name and image. At least four American cities claim this literary legend as their own – Baltimore, Richmond, Philadelphia and New York: an NFL football team is named after one of his poems, and his image appears on everything from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover to lunchboxes, bobbleheads and socks. Creating the detective fiction genre with “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1841), Poe wrote over 100 short stories and poems altogether, beginning with Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), his first published work. Written and directed by Eric Stange (The War That Made America, American Experience: Murder at Harvard), the new documentary American Masters – Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive draws on the rich palette of Poe’s evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to tell the real story of the notorious author.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Screenings, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive: Exclusive Pre-Broadcast Showing of PBS Documentary
Film |
Stars: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis. An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. 110 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy (2017): Monster Movie Remake
Film |
Stars: Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely. Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens. 103 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016): Crossdressing Comedy
Film |
A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way. 87 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960): Horror from Italy
Film |
Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. 141 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman (2017): Comic Book Heroine
Concert |
With Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and other works, Jane Austen charmed her era and ours, while boldly blazing a trail that women writers continue to follow today. At home, it was music that fueled her literary creativity. She personally sang, played piano, and hand copied her favorite pieces of music. Now, through an innovative digital archive project at the University of Southampton, Austen’s music library has been shared with the world. The period instrument ensemble Broadwood Junction presents an afternoon of music from Jane Austen’s library, performed on the same style square piano that Jane Austen herself owned and played. Program: George Kiallmark (1781-1835), Robin Adair Theme and Variations for piano Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831) Trio for keyboard, violin, and cello, B. 445 (1793) Thomas Arne (1710-1778) Cymon and Iphigenia: cantata for tenor, violin obbligato, and harpsichord (1753) Joseph Wölfl (1773-1812) Augustin for harpsichord and flute or violin James Hook (1746-1827) The Whim of the Day Frantisek Kotzwara (1730-1791) The Battle of Prague, Op. 23 (1778)
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Jane Austen’s Music Library
Tour |
3 miles, easy walk. See historic houses and old roads, history of area. Optional early dinner in local restaurant.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
$3
Tours, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Historic Gravesend Tour
Concert |
Music by Michel Legrand Libretto by Didier Van Cauwelaert Adapted from Le Passe-Muraille by Marcel Aymé English adaptation by Jeremy Sams
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3:00 pm
$5
Concerts, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Amour: A Vocal Concert
Gallery Talk |
A guided talk and tour engaging the artist's life and practice. The event features Tom Kalin, filmmaker (ACT UP/Gran Fury member and friend of Leonilson).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
Free
Gallery Talks, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Gallery Tour: José Leonilson: Empty Man
Classical Music |
Forty-five minute organ meditations celebrating the diverse repertoire of the pipe organ. The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. Takes place every Saturday from Sept. 9, 2017 to May 27, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Classical Music |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Concert on Water: Classical Music
Classical Music |
"... marvelous classical guitarist” – The New York Times "... extraordinary chamber and solo musician”. – Classical Guitar Magazine
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Faculty Recital: Tali Roth, Classical Guitarist
City Walk |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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City Walks, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Concert |
Music by Michel Legrand Libretto by Didier Van Cauwelaert Adapted from Le Passe-Muraille by Marcel Aymé English adaptation by Jeremy Sams
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
$5
Concerts, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Amour: A Vocal Concert
Cabaret |
Ruby Powers returns with her cadre of special guests. The evening will feature live music and comedy, from Broadway to Britney, Brecht to Bette.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
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Concerts, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Ruby Powers, New York City's Most Joyous Drag Queen
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Classical Music | One of the oldest choirs of NY perform famous Requiem

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Classical Music | Famous symphony with a large choir

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