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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 9, 2019?

31 free events take place on Monday, September 9 in New York City. 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 today, tonight, tomorrow and 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!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out September 9 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of September . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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31 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Monday, September 9, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
free events nyc Captain Marvel (2019): Superhero Movie With Brie Larson And Samuel L. Jackson
free events nyc Chile: Leading the Path on Solar Energy
free events nyc Opera Collective: The People's Opera
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Birdwatching | Fall Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with a guided tour. 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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Birdwatchings, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Fall Birding Tour

Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Workshops, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Morning Meditation

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Tours, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Gallery Talk | Infinity of Nations: Exhibition Tour


A 45-minute tour of some 700 works of Native art from throughout North, Central and South America demonstrates the breadth of the museum's renowned collection and highlights the importance of many of these iconic objects. Startt times:, 11 a.m., 1 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Infinity of Nations: Exhibition Tour

Film | King Kong (1933): Giant Ape In New York


A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. 100 min. Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack. Starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot. In 1991, King Kong was deemed "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, King Kong (1933): Giant Ape In New York

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Workshop | Guided Falun Dafa Meditation Class


Stress relief, gain wisdom and work toward enlightenment
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Guided Falun Dafa Meditation Class

Concert | Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz


Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart’s delight. With: Kuni Mikami, 12 Years with Lionel Hampton’s Big Band
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


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
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Workshops, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | Captain Marvel (2019): Superhero Movie With Brie Larson And Samuel L. Jackson


Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. 123 min. Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck. Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn. Captain Marvel has grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide, making it the first female-led superhero film to pass the billion-dollar mark. It is currently the second-highest-grossing film of 2019, and became the ninth-highest-grossing superhero film of all time as well as the 22nd-highest-grossing film overall.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Captain Marvel (2019): Superhero Movie With Brie Larson And Samuel L. Jackson

Film | Hondo (1953): Two Time Oscar Nominated Western With John Wayne


Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and young son living in the midst of warring Apaches and becomes their protector. 83 min. Director: John Farrow. Starring John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond.  Hondo had two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Writing, Motion Picture Story. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Hondo (1953): Two Time Oscar Nominated Western With John Wayne

Workshop | The Practical Approach To Meditation


Meditation is a very simple practice, available to all.  By including this technique into your life it can reduce stress, increase calmness, and clarity as well as promote happiness. Learning how to meditate is so easy, and the benefits can come quickly. Jim Rose, retired executive Johnson and Johnson and long time meditator, will share this practical technique during the session. There will even be a chance to try meditating. By incorporating meditation into your daily routine you will see the changes!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, The Practical Approach To Meditation

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Opening Reception | Zao Wou-Ki: Homage to I.M. Pei


A series of paintings by the Chinese-born French artist Zao Wou-Ki (1920–2013). The exhibition pays homage to the close, enduring friendship between Zao Wou-Ki and the Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei (1917–2019). Throughout his career, Zao Wou-Ki merged Eastern and Western aesthetic traditions in his paintings, retaining technical elements of Chinese painting styles while embracing European Modernism. As a student in China, he studied ink drawings and classical Eastern painting. In Paris, where he moved in 1948, he continued exploring Impressionism and Expressionism. Inspired by Paul Klee and his appreciation of Eastern art, Zao Wou-Ki began to seriously contemplate nature in his own work, and to incorporate traditional Chinese calligraphy into his evolving artistic language. The earliest works in this exhibition, made in 1979 and 1980, were commissioned by Pei and served as prototypes for a series of ink works that followed. The remaining seven paintings on view—in India ink on paper mounted on canvas, and from 2006—employ the same medium, with their free-flowing brushstrokes applied in a subtle yet concentrated method.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Zao Wou-Ki: Homage to I.M. Pei

Tour | Art Tour: En Plein Air


From sculptures and murals to performances and videos, the park is filled with public art. Art Assistant Curator Melanie Kress provides an insider’s view on the current En Plein Air exhibition.
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Tours, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Art Tour: En Plein Air

Discussion | Chile: Leading the Path on Solar Energy


A discussion on the future of solar energy. Clara Bowman, General Manager of AME; Carlos Finat, Executive Director of ACERA; and Gabriel Prudencio, Head of Sustainable Energies Division at the Chilean Ministry of Energy will join a panel to explore how public policy, industry, and public sentiment can shape the future of solar energy, and how, using Chile as a model, these strategies and lessons can be applied throughout the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Discussions, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Chile: Leading the Path on Solar Energy

Author Reading | Commemorating Writer And Cartoonist James Thurber At His 125th Birthday


Grand Central commemorates the quasquicentennial of James Thurber’s birth! Writer and editor Michael J. Rosen, founding literary director of The Thurber House, will discuss a new edition of Collected Fables, containing many of Thurber’s timely and timeless stories as well as previously unpublished material! This cultural event is a must-attend for New York history buffs and literature lovers! James Thurber was a cartoonist, author, humorist, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit. He was best known for his cartoons and short stories published mainly in The New Yorker magazine, such as "The Catbird Seat", and collected in his numerous books. He was one of the most popular humorists of his time, as he celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people. He wrote the Broadway comedy The Male Animal in collaboration with his college friend Elliott Nugent; it was later adapted into a film starring Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland. His short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has been adapted for film twice, once in 1947 and again in 2013.
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Author Readings, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Commemorating Writer And Cartoonist James Thurber At His 125th Birthday

Discussion | History Of The Famous Opera


One of America's favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years in a stylish new production by James Robinson featuring Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles. This event is an evening of music, performance, and conversation exploring the history of the Gershwins' American classic. Porgy and Bess tells the story of Porgy, a disabled black street-beggar living in the slums of Charleston. It deals with his attempts to rescue Bess from the clutches of Crown, her violent and possessive lover, and Sportin' Life, her drug dealer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Discussions, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, History Of The Famous Opera

Lecture | Refuge Beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers


From the U.S. to the U.K., governments in the Global North have developed increasingly elaborate techniques for denying sanctuary to asylum seekers. Fearing economic decline, cultural upheaval, and threats to national security, more and more rich, democratic countries resort to draconian policies to limit who can cross their borders. Sociologist David FitzGerald (UC San Diego) uncovers how these governments manage to comply with the letter of immigration law while violating its spirit, and suggests ways in which asylum seekers can nevertheless fight to protect their universal rights.
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Lectures, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Refuge Beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers

Talk | Being an Ethicist: Exploring Ethical Dilemmas


“After twelve years writing the popular New York Times Magazine column, I examine how the moral landscape – and my own moral reasoning – changed over that time. Plus: how I got, how I did, and what I learned from my unusual job. Are those questions real? Did I ever get one wrong? (Or, depending on your perspective, right?)” Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, The Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for Late Night With David Letterman, for which he won three Emmy awards. For 12 years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for The New York Times Magazine. In his book, Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything, Cohen helps readers locate their own internal ethical compasses as he delivers answers to life’s most challenging dilemmas. He is currently the host of Person Place Thing, a public radio program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Being an Ethicist: Exploring Ethical Dilemmas

Film | Documentary: At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019): Screening and Talkback


In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. The documentary unpacks the scandal, its cover-up, and aftermath, while giving voice to the survivors. 88 min. Director: Erin Lee Carr Featuring: Trinea Gonczar, former gymnast and director, Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners Program David Ulich, producer and attorney Dr. Steven Ungerleider, producer, psychologist, and author. For 30 years Dr. Larry Nassar was a highly respected athletic trainer who served as the osteopathic physician for the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team, as well as a physician at Michigan State University. But in 2018, 156 women who had suffered sexual abuse under the guise of medical treatment faced him in court to condemn his actions.  Based on years of research by producers Dr. Steven Ungerleider and David Ulich, At the Heart of Gold: Inside the U.S.A. Gymnastics Scandal shares the stories of the women who spoke out against their abuser. Through interviews with dozens of survivors, as well as coaches, lawyers, and journalists, the film exposes an environment in which young women spent their youth competing for victory on a world stage, juxtaposed against a culture where abuse was hidden, and lives were forever damaged. Following a screening of the film, Ungerleider and Ulich, who have recently founded Courage First, an abuse prevention program, will be joined in conversation by Trinea Gonczar, a former gymnast who shares her story in this important investigative documentary.
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Films, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Documentary: At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019):&nbsp;Screening and Talkback

Workshop | Fitness Boot Camp


Come ready to work hard and sweat with NYC's newest skyline behind you! Ruel Davis returns for a new season of boot camp. This 1-hour intense class will challenge you, and keep you coming back for more. Be sure to bring some water. Sneakers required. Towels optional. Mondays, July 29-September 30, 2019
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Workshops, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Fitness Boot Camp

Workshop | Tai Chi on the Hudson


Take your workout to our waterfront! This exercise class returns, giving you opportunities to get fit. All are welcome to participate in this ancient Chinese system of movement for health and vitality. Mondays, June 3-September 9, 2019
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Author Reading | Writers Discuss Motherhood, Politics, Love And More


Poet Tina Chang (Hybrida) and graphic memoirist Mira Jacob (Good Talk) explore motherhood, politics, love, and devotion in their respective work. Joined by literary critic and scholar, Sonya Posmentier, they discuss their singular creative approaches to document the turn America has taken in recent years, the tolls it has exacted on families of color, and the hope they struggle to maintain. Tina Chang, Brooklyn Poet Laureate, is the author of Half-Lit Houses (2004), Of Gods & Strangers(2011), and most recently Hybrida (2019) which was named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by NPR, Lit Hub, The Millions, Oprah magazine, Publisher's Weekly and was named a New York Times Book Review New & Noteworthy collection. She is also the co-editor of the W.W. Norton anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (2008). Chang teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. Mira Jacob is the author and illustrator of Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. Her critically acclaimed novel, The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing, has been translated into seven languages. Her writing and drawings have appeared in The New York Times, Electric Literature, and Tin House, among others. She teaches at The New School, and she is a founding faculty member of the MFA Program at Randolph College. Sonya Posmentier is a literary critic and associate professor of English at NYU. She is the the author of Cultivation and Catastrophe: the Lyric Ecology of Modern Black Literature (2017), as well as essays in The New York Times Book Review, Public Books, American Literature, and elsewhere.
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Author Readings, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Writers Discuss Motherhood, Politics, Love And More

Poetry Reading | A Fortune for Your Disaster: New Poetry


Hanif Abdurraqib returns with his much-anticipated follow-up to The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, a boo  of poems about how one rebuilds oneself after a heartbreak, the kind that renders them a different version of themselves than the one they knew. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, A Fortune for Your Disaster: New Poetry

Author Reading | The Fifth Column: A Family Torn Apart


Andrew Gross will be discussing and signing his newest book, a tense and stirring thriller of a family torn apart set against the backdrop of a nation plunged into World War II.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, The Fifth Column: A Family Torn Apart

Author Reading | The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us


Many of us remember college as the best years of our lives. But, according to Paul Tough, the American university system is also a nefarious product of class inequalities. The bestselling author presents an exploration of who is admitted to top schools and how they do once they get there.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

Book Club | International Fiction Book Club


Discuss Happiness, As Such by Natalia Ginzburg, translated from the Italian by Mina Zollman Proctor.
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Book Club | Monday Night Reading Group: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine


Monday Night Reading Group featuring Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. With author by Gail Honeyman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Monday Night Reading Group: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Opera | Opera Collective: The People's Opera


A group of opera singers throughout New York City, seeking to make opera accessible to the general public by presenting engaging experiences of music, including opera, art song, operetta, and musical theater in New York's thriving subway stations as well as above ground. These songbirds lift their voices with more passion and talent, than can be ignored.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, September 09, 2019, 09/09/2019, Opera Collective: The People's Opera
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Classical Music | Major Orchestra Performs Dvorak and More

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