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Mon, September 18, 2017
38 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on September 18, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Birdwatching |
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, the park is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Birdwatchings, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Fall Birding Tour
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
Free
Tours, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, 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
Free
City Walks, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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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9:45 am
Free
Tours, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Lower Manhattan Tour
Workshop |
Learn the basics of Adobe's vector graphic creation program and how to create exciting digital art for print, video, and web Class is taught on Mac computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
Free
Workshops, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Adobe Illustrator for Beginners
Film |
Stars: Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Vincent D'Onofrio. A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened pro at the California Highway Patrol, though the newbie soon learns his partner is really an undercover Fed investigating a heist that may involve some crooked cops. 100 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
Free
Films, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Dax Shepard's CHIPS (2017): Rebooted Motorcyle Cops
Tour |
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, 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 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Harlem 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 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Film |
Stars: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey. Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast. 105 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Otto Preminger's Carmen Jones (1954): Bizet Reimagined
Film |
Stars: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriguez. Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross-country team and turns seven students with no hope into one of the best cross-country teams. 129 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:15 pm
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Films, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Niki Caro's McFarland USA (2015): Cross-Country Dreams
Book Reading |
Yvette Heyliger discusses and signs copies of her new collection of full length plays for women.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Book Readings, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Yvette Heyliger discusses her book What a Piece of Work Is Man
Workshop |
Do you or someone you know suffer from migraine? Have you been taking medications without adequate relief? Are your medications giving you intolerable side effects? Dr. Rudrani Banik teaches a step by step approach to improve headaches naturally, without the use of prescription medicines.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Migraine Wellness Seminar
Workshop |
Too often incessant stress, distraction, and constant challenges leave us worn out and worn down. Many of us assume there is no way out of this and resign ourselves to an uninspired and unfulfilling life. Meditation can be the key that unlocks the inner doorway to a life of deep and lasting inner happiness. In this workshop we will learn a simple yet highly effective method to help still our restless mind and achieve a state of lasting happiness. Experience for yourself how meditation can change your life significantly .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Finding Lasting Happiness through Meditation
Talk |
Participate in a conversation between Nancy Maclean, author of the new book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. Democracy in Chains blows open the doors to the unknown history of the relentless campaign by the radical rich to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize everything from schools to Medicare and Social Security, and change the Constitution. MacLean traces this game plan back to one man, the Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan, who forged his ideas in an attempt to preserve the white elite’s power in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education. The book also tells the story of the Koch brothers, following how their fortune has shaped the contemporary American right-wing. Maclean's book has drawn both high praise and deep criticism from a vareity of writers and thinkers from across the ideologial spectrum. Despite the immense controversy, the book is well on its way to becoming a center piece for our understanding of contemporary American political life.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Talks, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, The Roots of Today's Radical Right and the Crisis of Democracy
Other |
Join NYC's favorite spelling bee held under the canopy of the park's trees Obsessed with words, or curious if you can out spell the rest? Sign up for the annual al fresco spelling bees. Co-hosted by Olivia Petzy and Kevin Doyle. Must be 21+ to qualify.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Others, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Spelling Bee
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Tours, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, High Line Tour
Opening Reception |
An exhibition of works by students selected by a jury of their peers. Participating artists include Ken Boylan, William Fineberg, Jason Isolini, Sunkyong Kim, Seungho Lee (pictured), Pedro Mesa, Po-Yen Wang, Zhi Xuan Zhang and Confei Zou.
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, No Simple Highways: Student Artists
Book Reading |
Malka Older discusses the blend of science fiction technology and real world influences from her humanitarian work abroad that she used to create the high stakes political world of her Centenal Cycle series. She'll talk about the ways information can be manipulated, the possibility and pitfalls of new democractic models, and what happens on the margins of global systems like the one portrayed in her novels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Malka Older reads from her book Null States
Lecture |
Topic: Why the ‘pull yourself up by your bootstrap’ rhetoric and accompanying neoliberal policies are making us sick. Speaker: Professor Arjumand Siddiqi, Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity, Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Race in the United States: Health Equity
Film |
Stars: Sophia Loren, Paul Newman, David Niven. Lady L. is an elegant, elderly lady who recalls the past loves and lusty adventures she has lived through. 109 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Peter Ustinov's Lady L (1965): Lives and Loves of a Woman
Poetry Reading |
The college's longstanding writing series kicks off its first reading of the fall with authors Donna Masini, Sharon Olds, and 2016 Women Poets Prize winner Brittany Perham (pictured).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Women Poets: Donna Masini / Sharon Olds / Brittany Perham
Book Reading |
Nelson DeMille’s blistering new novel features an exciting new character—U.S. Army combat veteran Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, now a charter boat captain, who is about to set sail on his most dangerous cruise.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Nelson DeMille discusses his book The Cuban Affair
Book Reading |
A bracing, hypnotic coming-of-age story about the bond of best friends, from the best-selling author of The Emperor’s Children.
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Claire Messud reads from her bookThe Burning Girl
Book Reading |
Connor Willumsen, Patrick Kyle and Noel Freibert are on the forefront of the alternative comics community and are touring the northeast in support of their new books. Willumsen’s Anti-Gone is a quixotic and trippy trip through a dreamscape. Everywhere Disappeared finds familiar icons like Dracula and Archie put through the prismatic mind of Kyle. Freibert draws on low and highbrow; Old Ground is where the denizens of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse would bury bodies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, New Books: Alternative Comics
Book Signing |
Sabarra will personalize, pose for photos, as well as sign any additional backlist titles and memorabilia. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Signings, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Josh Sabarra signs copies his book Enemies Closer
Discussion |
Moderator Thomas Drysdale, Associate Professor of Photography and Imaging; and speakers Esther da Costa Meyer of Princeton University, architectural photographer Paul Warchol, and Claire Zimmerman of the University of Michigan, will discuss the plasticity of lens-described space, the feedback effect of idealization and distortion in photographic depictions of modernist buildings, and other issues.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Modern Architecture and Photography
Discussion |
Following the attacks on 9/11, 38 planes were diverted to the small town of Gander on the island of Newfoundland. “Come From Away” is an award-winning new musical that tells the story of those 7,000 stranded passengers and the people who welcomed them. This is a discussion featuring special guests who were instrumental in bringing this moving story of human kindness to the Broadway stage.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Come From Away: The Story Behind the Broadway Hit
Staged Reading |
The 29th Street Playwrights Collective New Works Series presents this staged reading of a new social comedy by Emma Goldman-Sherman. Featuring David Arrow and Amanda Ladd as Ron and Missy Merriweather. Directed by Kim Gambino
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Staged Readings, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Man & Wife: A New Social Comedy
Play |
Set in an all-night coffee shop on New York's upper Broadway, where the riff-raff, the addicts, prostitutes, bums, the petty thieves, the desperate of the big city come together. At the core of the play are Joe and Darlene, two young people who seem to have the need to transcend the turmoil and ugliness of the life in which they found themselves. A student profuction of Lanford Wilson's play.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Balm in Gilead: New York's a Tough Place
Tour |
For some performers, the show must go on… even after death! The Ghosts on Broadway Tour, led by a veteran New York City talent agent, will introduce you to these notorious theater legends who appear after the lights go dim. You’ll hear about the Broadway impresario who haunts the theater that bears his name. His apparition shows up on opening nights to congratulate the cast or “pinch” the leading ladies’ bottom. Jazz age parties are heard almost nightly from his long abandoned apartment over his theater.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Tours, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Ghosts on Broadway Tour
Classical Music |
PROGRAM: Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, op. 106 Jean-Phillipe Rameau Selections Maurice Ravel Miroirs Igor Stravinsky Three Movements from “Petrushka” With: Alexei Tartakovsky, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Piano Works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Ravel
Comedy Club |
Actress and Emmy Award-winning commentator Nancy Giles (CBS' Sunday Morning) curates / hosts "The Mosquito," her fast and furious monthly variety show with stand-ups, sit-downs and music.  Nancy Giles, who starred on ABC-TV's China Beach and Delta series, will be joined by a rotating cast of regulars who have in the past included: Pat Candaras, Cynthia Kaplan, Peri Gaffney, Kathryn Rossetter, Sheila Head, Susan Burns, Sue Giles, Nancy Shayne and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
Free
Comedy Clubs, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, The Mosquito Comedy/Variety Show
Dance Performance |
A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-process. With: Oxana Chi (pictured) Feng Jiang Melanie Maar Zac Mosely Nia & Ness Opening reception following performances.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Experiments in Dance
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
Free
City Walks, September 18, 2017, 09/18/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
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Staged Reading | Operetta by an iconic playwright

Regular Price: $Free, industry event made available for CFT Members via a special arrangement
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Classical Music | Piano works by Debussy, Chopin and more

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