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Fri, September 8, 2017
40 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on September 8, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, 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, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
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9:45 am
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Tours, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour
City Walk |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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City Walks, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Lower Manhattan Tour
Tour |
Don't have enough time to take all of the tours? Prefer to experience Manhattan with a smaller group, but a private booking is out of reach? Then consider our All-in-One New York Tour. This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, the World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Chelsea Market and the Highline Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, New York One-Day Tour
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It is easy to forget that you are in a crowded city while walking through this spectacular park! The original plan for the City of New York, laid out by the City Commissioners in 1811 did not include the park. But as the city grew rapidly in size, we needed a place for New Yorkers to get a breath of fresh air! Central Park, with its 843 acres of meadows, lawns, ponds, lakes and more, was the solution. Today it is one of the best-known parks in the world and is enjoyed by millions-both locals and tourists alike.
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Tours, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Central Park All-in-One Tour
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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10:00 am
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Fairs, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Street Fair
Festival |
WWD and Samsung host a special New York Fashion Week experience in a fully-digitized content playground at Samsung 837, providing curated programming and unparalleled access to NYFW. With content powered by WWD’s senior editorial staff, and special guests including Olivia Culpo, Roopal Patel-Saks Fifth Avenue’s Fashion Director, and more, guests will receive a true insiders’ look into fashion’s biggest event of the season.
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11:00 am
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Festivals, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Style Dimension: A New York Fashion Week Experience
Lecture |
Taught by renowned Shakespeare scholar Bob Smith.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Lectures, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Shakespeare: An In-Depth Exploration
Workshop |
Facilitated by Amy Goldstein, Puzzability and Mike Shenk, WSJ Puzzle Editor. Learn special tips for solving crosswords from puzzle experts. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:30 am
Free
Workshops, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Coffee & Crosswords Workshop
Tour |
Visit the park’s apiary, enjoy a honey tasting, and learn about the lives of honeybees from the New York City Beekeepers Association.
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12:00 pm
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Tours, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Beekeeping Tour
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Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban explorer, historian, and storyteller Justin Ferate. This tour takes place every Friday.
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12:30 pm
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Tours, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour
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Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
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1:00 pm
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Tours, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Film |
Stars: Kate Mara, David Oyelowo, Mimi Rogers. A single mother struggling with drug addiction is taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run who has broken out of jail and murdered the judge assigned to his case. 97 min.
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1:00 pm
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Films, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Jerry Jameson's Captive (2015): A Prisoner in Her Own Home
Workshop |
Beginner lessons with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided. Must be 16 or older to participate.
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1:30 pm
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Workshops, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Fencing Lessons for Beginners
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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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2:00 pm
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Tours, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Harlem Tour
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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, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Tour |
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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2:00 pm
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Tours, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Tour |
Rockefeller Center is one of the most popular public spaces and tourist attractions in New York City. This depression-era commercial complex takes up over three full city blocks and is rich with history, public art, and art-deco architecture. Built by business mogul John D. Rockefeller Jr. with his own money, he instructed his team of designers and architects to build the most beautiful commercial complex of it’s kind in the world. That vision resulted in what is still one of NYC’s greatest treasures and gave rise to some of NYC’s favorite traditions including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the famous dance team the Rockettes and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Rockefeller Center Tour
Film |
Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara. A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. 118 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Garth Davis' Lion (2016): 6 Oscar Nominations
Film |
Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro. A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. 132 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Terry Gilliam's Brazil (1985): Kafkaesque Sci-Fi
Film |
Stars: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman. A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan. 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Glenn Ficarra's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016): Journalist in Afghanistan
Festival |
Every Friday on the lawn, the park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, the park will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.                           Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park  Manhattan Directions to this location    Cost Free   Event Organizer Bryant Park Corp. Related Links Bryant Park Website Categories Accessible, Concerts, Dance, Art, Festivals, Games, Theater, Free Summer Concerts, Free Summer Theater, Food Additional Media
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Festivals, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Friday Picnics in the Park
Other |
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. Each game winner receives a prize! Fridays until September 29, 2017.
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6:00 pm
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Others, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Bingo in the Park
Tour |
The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park.
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6:00 pm
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Tours, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, High Line 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.
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6:00 pm
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City Walks, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour
Opening Reception |
Living in America, part of a manifesto that was written on wooden panels traveling with the model of Frank Lloyd Wright's Broadacre City (1929–58), evokes a question that preoccupied architects and planners throughout the mid-twentieth century. Wright's idealized plan for an exurban settlement of single-family homes offered one possible answer; plans for large public or subsidized housing located in urban areas presented another. Although these two visions seem a world apart, they share a common history.
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem, and Modern Housing
Opening Reception |
For his first exhibition with the gallery, Nikravan presents selections from his ongoing body of work which employs modernist architecture as a site to explore the politics of form. A text by New York based artist Alan Ruiz titled Non-Representational Things accompanies the exhibition, an excerpt of which is below. The full text can be accessed here. 
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Opening Receptions, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Rational Design: L.A.-Based Artist Amir Nikravan
Jazz |
With: Luca Santaniello, drums, compositions, arrangements Dayna Stephens, tenor sax Joseph Lepore, double bass Tuomo Uusitalo, piano Drummer Luca Santaniello fuses the elements of the traditional repertoire of the Neapolitan school of the early 20th century with his deep knowledge of the tradition of American Jazz from Charlie Parker to Ornette Coleman, thus opening up a wide and multi-directional path toward improvisation on the themes that distinguish Italian musical culture in the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, 'Naples in My Hart': A Journey Through Traditional Neapolitan Chanson and African American Jazz
Reading |
A reading by the contributors to LIT, the graduate writing program’s literary journal.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, LIT Magazine Launch
Festival |
The Hungarian Heritage Festival returns for the second time with 23 Hungarian artists to create a festive traditional market atmosphere at the Hungarian House of New York. The 3-day-long festival (Sep. 8-10) introduces the Hungarian traditional craftsmanship, folk music and folk dance, however there will also be exhibits of folk art-inspired works by some outstanding contemporary artists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Festivals, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, 2nd Hungarian Heritage Festival
Book Reading |
When the leaders of the French Revolution executed Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in 1793, they sent a chilling message to the hereditary ruling orders in Europe. Believing that monarchy anywhere presented a threat to democratic rule in France, the leaders of the revolution declared war on European aristocracies, including those of Great Britain. For more than twenty years thereafter, France and England waged a protracted war that ended in British victory. In Titan, William R. Nester offers a deeply informed and thoroughly fascinating narrative of how England accomplished this remarkable feat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, William R. Nester discusses his book Titan: The Art of British Power in the Age of Revolution and Napoleon
Book Reading |
Behind the smiling faces of cashiers, wait staff, and workers of all sorts, a war is going on, usually without the knowledge of official political and labor organizations. Guerrillas of Desire maps these undercurrents, documenting the history of everyday resistance under slavery, in peasant life, and throughout modern capitalism, while showing that it remains an important factor in revolution and something radicals of all stripes must understand.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Kevin Van Meter discusses his book Guerrillas of Desire
Play |
Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. August 25-September 9, 2017, Fridays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, The Tempest: Shakespeare Outdoors Presented by the Drilling Company
Comedy Club |
Producer Eric Vetter, who is known for bringing a multicultural mix of comedy, music and fun to alternative performance spaces throughout the city, kicks things off. Shows also feature "No Name" house band The Summer Replacements, including Carl (BabyFreak) Fortunato and Fernando (Dr. Sandman) Morales Gonzalez.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, No Name Comedy/Variety Show
Tour |
The ghosts of Greenwich Village are too numerous and interesting to meet in just one evening! Due to popular demand, they are offering a new tour, “Ghosts of the East Village,” as a companion tour to one of their biggest crowd-pleasers, Ghosts of the West Village.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Tours, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Ghosts of the East Village Tour
Concert |
For centuries, both Indian raga and Iraqi maqam have been the traditional music forms of expression for people from the Middle East to India. The two improvisational forms evolved along their own lines yet share musical commonalities, both rich in resonance and devotion. In this new collaboration and inaugural event in the Outside (In)dia series, Amir ElSaffar and Brooklyn Raga Massive explore and uncover new intersections between these ancient, profound musical traditions. American trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer Amir ElSaffar has distinguished himself with a mastery of diverse musical traditions, including Iraqi maqam. A recipient of the 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, ElSaffar has been described as “uniquely poised to reconcile jazz and Arabic music without doing either harm,” (The Wire) and “one of the most promising figures in jazz today” (Chicago Tribune). Stick around for a post-concert social hour featuring DJ Shishi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, Outside (In)dia: Amir ElSaffar
Classical Music |
“The new gold standard for new music” - The New Yorker “Extraordinary” - New York Times Program Walter Zimmermann Baile de la conquista for flute, oboe, and percussion Suzanne Farrin prisoner poems for voice and bassoon Matthias Pintscher Janusgesicht for viola and cello Nils Vigeland Reading for violin and piano Misato Mochizuki au bleu bois for solo oboe Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir Aeriole for ensemble The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is an artist collective committed to transforming the way music is created and experienced.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, September 08, 2017, 09/08/2017, International Contemporary Ensemble, “America’s foremost new-music group”
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