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45 free events take place on Saturday, September 17 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!

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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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45 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Saturday, September 17, 2022

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Birdwatching | Saturday Morning Bird Walk


Gabriel Willow leads a leisurely walk to get to know the fall migrants of “Brooklyn's Backyard.” The park's meadows, forests, and waterways attract a dazzling variety of migratory birds on their way south, including warblers, tanagers, cuckoos, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Birdwatching | Birding Park Walk


The history of birding and the park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. To celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists, Bronx birders Joe McManus and Jack Rothman alternately guide these walks. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Birding Park Walk

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
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10:00 am
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Tours, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Drawing in the Park


Paint in watercolor or use pastels and other drawing materials to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape of South Cove. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Drawing in the Park

Birdwatching | Intro to Birding


Explore the beauty of Brooklyn’s largest park. Consisting of grassland and salt marshes, this park is habitat for a variety of migratory songbirds and waterbirds.
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Birdwatchings, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Intro to Birding

Birdwatching | Introduction to Birdwatching Walk


Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you. A member of the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Park Alliance lead an introductory walk to learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit the Park through all seasons. All levels are welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Saturdays, March 26-September 17, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Introduction to Birdwatching Walk

Workshop | Moves with Limón Dance


Move to live accompaniment and experience the joy of dance with dancers from the Limón Dance Company. Open to all levels and ages - no experience required. Saturdays, June 11-Sept. 24, 2022
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Workshops, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Moves with Lim&oacute;n Dance

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
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Park Walks, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Fair | Street 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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Fairs, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Street Fair

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Street Fair

Festival | 1776 Peace Conference Celebration


History comes to life on September 17, when the Conference House Association commemorates the 1776 Peace Conference which was held in the historic Conference House. Costumed Colonial dancers are accompanied by live 18th Century music and balladeers. You can peek at the vegetables growing in the Colonial Kitchen Garden and an Attic Treasures Boutique. Various 18th-century craftspeople demonstrate Colonial era trades such as woodworking, coopering, tin smithing, beekeeping, chair caning, spinning, and weaving. Visitors see demonstrations and learn about various crafts. Colonial cooking is demonstrated at the outdoor open hearth fires by the dedicated members of the Conference House Auxiliary. They will share Colonial recipes for cornbread and soup. Modern-day snacks will be available for purchase. The 1776 event offers a day when people can step back in time to examine, experience, and appreciate various aspects of 18th-century life. Visitors will be able to share aspects of our American Heritage that are not normally evident or considered in everyday modern life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
$5
Festivals, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, 1776 Peace Conference Celebration

Festival | A Celebration of Indie Rock


A two-day celebration of independent music, merchandise, and workshops lands in the center of New York City, co-hosted by indie pioneers, Rough Trade. Featuring a thoughtfully curated lineup of artists, a band merchandise market, hands-on music-making workshops, plus favorites of the food and drink scenes - indieplaza is accessible, inclusive and free for all New Yorkers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Festivals, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, A Celebration of Indie Rock

Workshop | Dance Fitness


Get and stay fit in this outdoor class. Saturdays, May 7-Sept. 24, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Dance Fitness

Museums | Jewish History: Centuries of Art


One of the largest collections of art and Jewish culture in the world, it focuses both on artifacts of Jewish history and on modern and contemporary art. Works in the collection are presented as distinctive creative expressions and as bearers of the stories of those who made, owned, used, preserved, and sometimes transformed them. The exhibition speaks of the vast range of Jewish experiences across the globe and over time, made tangible through artistic expression. It is both a mirror of Jewish identities and an inspiration for the formation of new ones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Jewish History: Centuries of Art

Workshop | Kayaking on the Island


Learn to kayak. They offer free sit-on-top kayaks for pub-lic use. Staff gives free instruc-tion and pro-vides all nec-es-sary safe-ty equip-ment. Kayak-ing on on the island pro-vides an oppor-tu-ni-ty to cre-ate a per-son-al con-nec-tion with the water-front, regard-less of age, income or loca-tion, and it also serves to edu-cate the pub-lic on how far we all have come in clean-ing up New York Harbor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
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Workshops, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Kayaking on the Island

Museums | Tiffany Glass and Other Exhibitions


The collection of Tiffany's leaded glass includes an extraordinary array of floral and geometric lamps as well as landscape and figural windows. A unique feature of the collection is a vast, one-of-a-kind archive of original flat glass and pressed-glass "jewels" used by Tiffany Studios, which provides valuable insight into the development of the stained-glass movement in America at the turn of the twentieth century. Established in 1972, this art museum's permanent collection consists of around 10,000 items, over 6,000 of which are documents and objects related to the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs, some of which are on long-term display.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Tiffany Glass and Other Exhibitions

Symposium | Who Is We? Where Is There? What Is It?: Nation, Neighborhood, and Homeland


This symposium asks: What happens if an artwork, a museum, a region, or a group of people are all considered homes, as opposed to places for transaction or extraction? Where do the differences between nation, neighborhood, and homeland really reside? How do we remain hopeful in the pursuit of the answers to these questions? The day will consist of three distinct but interrelated moderated conversations that will center themes relevant to both the work of Sky High Farm and the speakers invited to participate, all of whom are part of a diverse and extended network of collaborators. The panels will focus individually on art, land, and community, intentionally broad but potent themes that are referenced often in today's cultural and industrial discourses. This repetition can leave the words feeling void of meaning, and the day's series of talks will ask what each of them really stands for, exploring the topics through a lens of both human and nature-centered care, uniquely approached by the diverse range of participants.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
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Symposiums, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Who Is We? Where Is There? What Is It?: Nation, Neighborhood, and Homeland

Workshop | Paper Making Workshop


Kick off Climate Week NYC 2022 by making paper with the staff outdoors on the cobblestones. Led by Rob Wilson, Art Director and Operations Manager, this family-friendly workshop will teach you how to create sustainable materials for your own future art project. Using scraps, you will recycle offcuts into new fully formed sheets of paper. Most papers are infinitely recyclable. This process uses a lot of household tools, and it is an activity you can use at home to reduce your own paper waste.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Paper Making Workshop

Gallery Talk | American Travelers: A Watercolor Journey Through Spain, Portugal, and Mexico: Exhibition Tour


Docent-led gallery tour of current exhibition that shares the large collection of watercolors by United States artists painted in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. Works by Hassam, Kuehne, Edwards, Peixotto, Robinson, Peets, and Petrovic are presented in conjunction with a suite of recent watercolor paintings by Timothy J. Clark. Saturdays, July 23-October 15, 2022
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Gallery Talks, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, American Travelers: A Watercolor Journey Through Spain, Portugal, and Mexico: Exhibition Tour

Discussion | Dead Lecturer / distant relative: A Discussion on the Exhibition


Artists Che Gossett, Eunsong Kim, Ajay Kurian, Susette Min, and Abbey Williams join curator Genji Amino to reflect on the questions of history and memory, race and aesthetics raised by the exhibition Dead Lecturer / distant relative, which presents a selection of works by Asian American and African American artists whose approaches to abstraction provided alternatives to prevailing vocabularies for representation and resistance during the social movements of the 1960s and 70s. Together we will ask the question: How do we recall the voices of those for whom art history has never represented either a reliable record or the proper horizon of address?
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Discussions, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Dead Lecturer / distant relative: A Discussion on the Exhibition

Gallery Talk | Kafala: Migrant Labor in the Arabian Peninsula: Curator's Tour (online)


Curator Clark Clark leads a 3D tour and discussion of the exhibition. Nearly 7,000 migrant workers have died thus far in preparation for Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup, and the recent pandemic has only escalated the severity of the issue, leaving many more workers stranded, unpaid and neglected. This is just one example of how the Kafala sponsorship system is creating a migrant worker crisis in the Arabian Peninsula, which attracts workers from impoverished nations across Africa and Asia. Such workers regularly endure unconscionably long shifts, scorching heat, inhumane living conditions, and abuse. Employers regularly confiscate their passports, trade their visas to the highest bidder, and force them into crowded dormitories. This exhibition surveys art and creative activism that bring attention to this exploitative system, and calls for its reform. A group of artists, writers, architects, and curators known as the Gulf Labor Artist Coalition organized protests to protect migrant workers' rights during the development of the New York University campus, The Guggenheim, and Louvre museums in Abu Dhabi. Jonas Bendiksen's photographic reportage documents migrant workers' lives in the UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. Street portraits by Sudanese artist Khalid Al Baih and Indian photographer Aparna Jayakuma showcase guest workers' sartorial choices on their only day off. Illustrations by Ryan Inzana bring attention to the trafficking of women, and drawings by Molly Crabapple reveal the plight of the construction workers who have built up Saadiyat Island in the UAE.
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Gallery Talks, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Kafala: Migrant Labor in the Arabian Peninsula: Curator's Tour (online)

Workshop | Mapping You: Exploring the Neighborhood of Self


Where do you feel most you? Kris Harzinski, founder of the Hand Drawn Map Association, will lead participants in a map-making project aimed to identify and explore places of individual comfort and self-care. Participants will map their personal neighborhood by identifying spaces where they feel closest to their true self. This will include an expanded understanding of neighborhood to explore spaces not only around the corner but also beyond conventional boundaries including those existing in memories, the imagination, and the world at large.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Workshops, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Mapping You: Exploring the Neighborhood of Self

Concert | Native American Portraits: Cheyenne, Seneca and Zuni Melodies


Distinguished faculty members of NYC music school Inna Langerman, violin, and Joan Forsyth, piano, with percussionist Scott Still perform Native American Portraits by David Amram. Premiered in 1999, the three-movement work incorporates Cheyenne, Seneca and Zuni melodies. The performance will be preceded by a short lecture on Native American music and instruments and there will be an opportunity for discussion afterwards.
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Concerts, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Native American Portraits: Cheyenne, Seneca and Zuni Melodies

Film | Victor/Victoria (1982): Oscar and Golden Globe Winning Musical Comedy


A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. Directed by Blake Edwards. Starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, and Lesley Ann Warren. 1982 | PG | 133 minutes
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Films, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Victor/Victoria (1982): Oscar and Golden Globe Winning Musical Comedy

Birdwatching | Island Bird Walk


See the birds of the island with an expert guides. Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow. Saturdays, July 16-October 29, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Island Bird Walk

Performance | One-Act Slam: 8 Short Plays


This year, the annual One-Act Slam will showcase 8 short plays (approx. 10 minutes in length). All new works by up-and-coming and established playwrights. It's a great way to see various writers' works all in one show. At the end of the show, the audience gets to vote on which play they liked the best and the best play wins a cash prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Performances, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, One-Act Slam: 8 Short Plays

Workshop | Watercolors on the Terrace Workshop


Unleash your inner watercolor master in a creative workshop facilitated by a local teaching artist. All materials provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Workshops, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Watercolors on the Terrace Workshop

Opening Reception | Immanent Domain: Group Show


Featuring artists: Peter Bonner, Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Michiko Itatani, Michael Loew, William Manning, Jeanne Miles, Jeanne Reynal, Richards Ruben, Ethel Schwabacher, Nancy Steinson, Taro Yamamoto The works of this seemingly disparate group of artists evince decades of the history of Modernism shifting concerns and practices through their overlapping approaches and shared intrinsic metaphysical ethos. Their diverse solutions to overt Formalist tropes catalog a range of personal nuance and temperament. In many ways, they all developed an interest in separating psychological narrative from plastic form. Their works resonate in the interstices between nature and culture; underlying architectonic structure mediated through gestural lyricism. They maintained clarity of vision while addressing the Modernist challenge of strict aesthetic tenets without irony or compromise to their quests for individual free expression.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Immanent Domain: Group Show

Opening Reception | Materia/Material: Concepts of Sustainability


This new exhi­bi­tion fol­lows Nation­al Acad­e­my of Design’s sum­mer res­i­den­cy explor­ing art, archi­tec­ture, and sus­tain­abil­i­ty. Fea­tur­ing works by artists and archi­tects includ­ing Adrián S. Bará, Christi­na Bar­rera, Hugo Basti­das, Jane Ben­son, Eliz­a­beth Demaray, Zac Hac­mon, Elana Her­zog, Lisa Hoke, Stephanie Lin, Jim Osman, Camille Rouza­ud, Jean Shin, Dianne Smith, Ed Smith, and Michael Kel­ly Williams. The show includes art­works and archi­tec­tur­al instal­la­tions that express con­cepts of regen­er­a­tion, mate­ri­al­i­ty, sus­tain­abil­i­ty, his­to­ries of exhi­bi­tion mak­ing and exper­i­men­tal dis­play, rebuild­ing from scratch, engage­ment with and inte­gra­tion of the nat­ur­al envi­ron­ment, and ephemer­al and mobile structures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Materia/Material: Concepts of Sustainability

Concert | An Interactive Voyage of Music and Dance


Featuring performances by DJ Steph Stylez, Vanity Zo, and DJ Johnny D. Participate in the Mini Ball with categories Best Dressed, All Styles Vogue, and Ultimate Freestyle. 3:00 p.m. DJ Steph Stylez 4:00 p.m. Performances 5:00 p.m. Mini Ball 6:00 p.m. Vanity Zo 6:30 p.m. DJ Johnny D
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, An Interactive Voyage of Music and Dance

Opening Reception | Artist Talk: Works on Paper


Artist Mike Cloud exhibition centered on a medium which the artist views as an integral and substantive part of his practice. These works - mainly collages, composed of bits and pieces from the physical world - function as a laboratory for ideas and evolve in tandem with the artist’s paintings, while also developing along independent lines integral to the medium itself. Starting with examples from 2003, a time when Cloud was still at graduate school, Works on Paper gives an insight into some of his central motivations, and their increasingly complex articulation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Artist Talk: Works on Paper

Poetry Reading | Walt Whitman's Song of Myself: A Marathon Reading


This is the annual Song of Myself marathon reading of Walt Whitman’s critically acclaimed poem.
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Poetry Readings, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Walt Whitman's Song of Myself: A Marathon Reading

Opening Reception | Public Space in a Private Time: 40th Anniversary Exhibition


On the occasion of the gallery’s 40th anniversary, this show connects a focus on the built environment with New York City’s social and political challenges at the time of its founding in 1982. Through a close reading of early shows and projects, the exhibition showcases the leading role Storefront has played in the defense of public space through artistic practice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Public Space in a Private Time: 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Author Reading | O: The Depths of Vietnam


Tammy Nguyen will be reading accompanied by ensemble Sonic Mud, who will make music using handmade ceramic instruments. Following the reading they’ll have a reception with a DJ set by Emmy Catedral, beer generously donated by Bronx Brewery, and Vietnamese snacks/ About the book: From a dentist’s office in San Francisco to the caves of the Phong Nha Karst, Tammy Nguyen’s O sounds the depths of personal, mineral, and geopolitical histories of Vietnam. In this many-threaded narrative, a wind that carved mountains whistles through a young girl’s teeth. The electric green of a plastic forest glints off of glazed porcelain. The shape of a bowl becomes the mouth of a cave. What emerges is a story without a center: an anti-allegory that finds its meaning in echoes and refracted light, a book stitched together by the O woven through the work as its visual spine and sonic refrain.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, O: The Depths of Vietnam

Gallery Talk | Earth and Light: Photography and Decorative Art in the Work of Daniel Zuloaga


Noemí Espinosa explores scenes of life in Spain captured on ceramics by Daniel Zuloaga and the photographs in the collection.
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Gallery Talks, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Earth and Light: Photography and Decorative Art in the Work of Daniel Zuloaga

Classical Music | Cello Works by Amy Beach and More (in-person and online)


Amy Barston, Cello Program AMY BEACH Romance, Op. 23 NADIA BOULANGER Three Pieces for Cello and Piano DORA PEJACEVIC Cello Sonata in E Minor, Op. 35 Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Concerts, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Cello Works by Amy Beach and More (in-person and online)

Concert | Taiko Drums and Bamboo Flutes


A concert featuring Taikoza Drummers. They created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Taiko means big drums--and this is what Taikoza brings. This exciting group draws from Japan's rich tradition of music to create a highly visual performance. Bring a blanket or chair for your comfort.
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5:30 pm
Free
Concerts, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Taiko Drums and Bamboo Flutes

Opening Reception | AJ Kahn: Woke Up and Wore What You Had On


AJ Kahn (b. 1996, Santa Cruz, CA) probes the machine of cultural production and draws out signs and symbols, which serve as the connective tissue between participants in particular scenes. In the large scale paintings, two panels are tasked with cataloging found images on one side and abstracting them on the other in an effort to understand the mechanics of visual trends. The referents are initially recognized as software, their abstract relatives as hardware. However, as the process is completed and left for consideration, this dynamic is problematized and up for constant negotiation - which came first, the chicken or the egg?
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Opening Receptions, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, AJ Kahn: Woke Up and Wore What You Had On

Opening Reception | Kevin Tobin: Doom Boogie Woogie


These new paintings are an unusually bright vision of apocalypse, figures dancing on a tightrope at the edge of an abyss. Tobin possesses an abundance of eccentric painterly skills from scraping, knifing, glazing, delicate brushwork, and spray painting. He takes risks with the endless possibilities his chosen medium offers, never dropping into failure but occasionally humming in that perfect space between flop and masterpiece—an enviable location for a postmodern painter to exist.
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Opening Receptions, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Kevin Tobin: Doom Boogie Woogie

Classical Music | American Symphony Orchestra: J.S. Bach, Copland and More


American Symphony Orchestra performs composers who have influenced the artistic landscape of New York and works that were inspired by our city. Program Aaron Copland (1900-1990) Quiet City (1939-1940) Louise Talma (1906-1996) Full Circle (1985) William Grant Still (1895-1978) Darker America (1924) Jacob Druckman (1928-1996) Nor Spell Nor Charm (1990) J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Suite from Orchestral Works (arr. Gustav Mahler) The American Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1962 by Leopold Stokowski, with a mission of providing great music within the means of everyone. Music Director Leon Botstein expanded that mission when he joined the ASO in 1992, creating thematic concerts that explore music from the perspective of the visual arts, literature, religion, and history, and reviving rarely-performed works that audiences would otherwise never have a chance to hear performed live. Borrow a picnic blanket or chair (on first come, first served basis) - or bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, American Symphony Orchestra: J.S. Bach, Copland and More

Theater | Dzieci Makbet - A Rioutously Ritualized Macbeth


You have not seen anything like Dzieci’s Makbet. A riotous clan from ‘The Old Country’ greets you with libations and divinations then embarks on a wild, ritualistic take on Macbeth. Shakespeare’s ageless tale of greed, omens, and foul deeds comes alive through the unflinching performance of a handful of actors who take turns spontaneously trading off parts, (quite literally!) at the drop of a hat. Employing haunting folk songs and chants from Eastern Europe, along with the poetry of Shakespeare’s verse, Makbet explores and explodes the very essence of theatre and storytelling. The show is presented outdoors and will be mobile.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Theaters, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Dzieci Makbet - A Rioutously Ritualized Macbeth

Classical Music | Considering Matthew Shepard by Grammy-Nominated Tenor, Orchestra and Choir (in-person and online)


The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, NOVUS NY orchestra, Grammy-nominated tenor Brian Giebler, Nickolas Karageorgiou, narrator, perform Craig Hella Johnson's epic fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard. Considering Matthew Shepard (2016) is a three-part fusion oratorio about Matthew Shepard, a young gay victim of a brutal hate crime of 1998, who became a symbol for hope and empowerment, inspiring plays, documentaries and books. This moving work weaves together musical styles that include gospel, chant, country and western with lyrics taken from Matt Shepard's personal journal, writings from his parents, newspaper reports, and poetic texts. "Powerfully cathartic, it leads us from horror and grief to a higher understanding of the human condition," wrote the Washington Post. Proof of vaccination is required for all attendees ages 5 and older, masks must be worn at all times.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Considering Matthew Shepard by Grammy-Nominated Tenor, Orchestra and Choir (in-person and online)

Classical Music | Horn Fifths: Brahms and More


David Byrd-Marrow and Nana Shi join Momenta Quartet for this concert exploring the horn and its harmonies. Program: Hirofumi Mogi: In Memory of Perky Pat (2021) for string quartet and horn Johannes Brahms: Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 40 (1865) Grazyna Bacewicz: Piano Quintet No. 2 (1965) Momenta Quartet has premiered over 150 works, collaborated with over 200 living composers and was praised by The New York Times for its "diligence, curiosity and excellence." In the words of The New Yorker's Alex Ross, "few American players assume Haydn's idiom with such ease."
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Horn Fifths: Brahms and More

Movie in a Park | Steven Spielberg's West Side Story (2021): Oscar-Winning Musical Remake


An adaptation of the 1957 musical that explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose 156 min. Movie starts at dusk
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, September 17, 2022, 09/17/2022, Steven Spielberg's West Side Story (2021): Oscar-Winning Musical Remake
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