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52 free events take place on Thursday, September 7 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 7 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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52 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, September 7, 2023

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free events nyc Susan Force and the School for Lady Bride Snatchers: Dark Comedy Set in 1818 England
free events nyc The Lost Cafe Schindler: One Family, Two Wars, and the Search for Truth
free events nyc American Symphony Orchestra Performs Works by Aaron Copland and More (In a Park)
free events nyc Contemporary Jazz Meets Indigenous Music of Costa Rica
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Workshop | Pick Up Pickleball


An exciting fusion of badminton and tennis, pickleball has been proven to strengthen muscles, boost cardiovascular health, and enhance brain function.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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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
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10:00 am
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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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10:00 am
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Film | Today We Live (1933) with Joan Crawford


Ann, a young British aristocrat, bids farewell to her brother, Ronnie, and neighbor, Claude, who are both about to join England's naval forces in World War I. Claude has proposed to Ann, and she agreed to get married when he returns. However, an American, Richard, soon arrives, having bought her estate. Ann and Richard, who has also enlisted to be a pilot, quickly fall in love, but she still wants to keep her promise to Claude. Director: Howard Hawks Cast: Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young, Franchot Tone Joan Crawford was an American actress. She started her career as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies before debuting on Broadway. Crawford was signed to a motion picture contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1925. Initially frustrated by the size and quality of her parts, Crawford launched a publicity campaign and built an image as a nationally known flapper by the end of the 1920s. By the 1930s, Crawford's fame rivaled MGM colleagues Norma Shearer and Greta Garbo. Crawford often played hardworking young women who find romance and financial success. These "rags-to-riches" stories were well received by Depression-era audiences and were popular with women. Crawford became one of Hollywood's most prominent movie stars and one of the highest paid women in the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Hike | Greenbelt Adult Hike


Explore Allison Pond and all its blossoming beauty. Marvel in the flowers of several species of trees as you pass the ponds. Then walk up to the ridge in Jones’ Woods and enjoy the view. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a drink and snack  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Screening | Open-Air Viewing of the U.S. Open


Is ESPN’s tennis coverage still unavailable on your Spectrum cable package due to ongoing negotiations between Charter Communications and Disney? Craving one more end-of-summer picnic? This event offers free, big-screen viewing of upcoming U.S. Open matches during the day and under the stars.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lecture | The Algorithmic State: What Are Machines Learning and What Are We Learning from Machines? (online)


A talk with Caroline A. Jones, professor in the history, theory, and criticism section of the department of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1956, the concept of “intelligence” within the technological realm ignited debates that continue to this day. Drawing parallels to the early “cybernated art” that bypassed computer use, professor Jones navigates the evolution of avant-garde GAN collaborations and the luminous artworks they produced. An integral part of her talk will spotlight her recent project “Latent Archive,” a machine-learning protocol for spatializing cinema. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Brazilian Trio Plays Forró Music


Forró is a rich example from northeastern Brazil of how the blending of different styles can create a musical genre that is truly for all. Featuring accordion, zabumba and triangle accompanying rhythmic vocal harmonies, Trio Arrebol explores the intersection of Indigenous Brazilian, African, Portuguese and Caribbean cultures to present a style that makes you want to dance and relax in equal measure.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concert | Piano in the Park


Come on by and tap your toes to The Big Apple's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists around! Featuring special events and performances by distinguished musicians. Today's pianist: Yuka Aikawa .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Kantika: Multigenerational Sephardic Saga (online)


Kantika is a dazzling, multigenerational Sephardic saga that spans continents, telling a story of endurance and reinvention based on the true history of author Elizabeth Graver's own family. The author will discuss the process of researching Kantika, which sent her deep into the archives and visiting the places where her ancestors lived. Participants will need to obtain their own copy of the book to read in advance. This is an interactive book discussion for all participants, not a lecture. Elizabeth Graver is the co-director of the creative writing program at Boston College. Her previous novel, The End of the Point, was long-listed for the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction and selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Film | The Quiet Man (1952) with John Wayne


After accidentally killing an opponent in the ring, boxer Sean Thornton leaves America and returns to his native Ireland, hoping to buy his family's homestead and live in peace. In doing so, he runs afoul of Will Danaher, who long coveted the property. Spitefully, Will objects when his fiery sister, Mary Kate, begins a romance with Sean, and refuses to hand over her dowry. Mary Kate refuses to consummate the marriage until Sean retrieves the money. Director: John Ford Cast: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick, Francis Ford John Wayne was an American actor who became a popular icon through his starring roles in films which were produced during Hollywood's Golden Age, especially through his starring roles in Western and war movies. His career flourished from the silent era of the 1920s through the American New Wave, as he appeared in a total of 179 film and television productions. He was among the top box-office draws for three decades, and he appeared with many other important Hollywood stars of his era. In 1999, the American Film Institute selected Wayne as one of the greatest male stars of classic American cinema.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Birdwatching | Park Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours by NYC Audubon, led by environmental educator and urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. The park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
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5:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Mohammed Sami: Muzzle of Time


Mohammed Sami’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and his first in the United States. The show will feature new and recent paintings by the Iraqi-born, London-based artist. Several of the works in the exhibition were included earlier this year in Mohammed Sami: The Point Zero, the widely lauded first institutional solo show of Sami’s work in the United Kingdom, organized by the Camden Art Centre in London and accompanied by the first monograph dedicated to the artist’s work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Opening Reception | Raque Ford: Where do I start?


Ford's sculptures, wall works, and complex monoprints center on geometric forms, laced with text and symbols that reveal how identity is crafted from the scraps of popular culture. This exhibition presents the full range of Ford’s work, highlighting her capacity to think about print in radical ways and in multiple dimensions. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | 2 Exhibitions: Sparkling Cities with Egg Monuments / A Moment Alone in the Shade


Lari Pittman Sparkling Cities with Egg Monuments Audaciously colorful and unabashedly ornate, Pittman’s newest paintings elaborate on his ongoing study of cities and the mechanisms that transform them into civil societies. As a longtime resident of Los Angeles, Pittman’s interest in the dynamics and decorative possibilities of the urban fabric developed in dialogue with one of America’s most surreal metropolises. Arcmanoro Niles A Moment Alone in the Shade Throughout this body of work, Niles represents quiet moments that linger in memory: a man embracing his small children, a couple kissing through a car window, a man playing a guitar outside. While best known for his large-scale figurative paintings in bold colors, Niles has recently turned to his drawing practice, relishing in the medium’s immediacy and emotional intimacy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Chase Hall: Melanoidin


Chase Hall’s practice makes space for both generational celebrations and traumas encoded throughout American history by exploring representation in portraiture and the exploitation of material resources. Uniting cotton paper and coffee grounds, he builds compositions of figures including sports, jazz and familial subjects, among others, intertwining complex trajectories of race, hybridity, and economics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Cornelius Tulloch: Vendah


A solo exhibition by Miami-based artist and architect Cornelius Tulloch. The exhibition is the artist’s first solo show in New York City.
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Opening Reception | Fernando Laposse: Ghosts of Our Towns


Known for questioning the ethics of agriculture and production via its waste products, Laposse focuses on three materials for this exhibition: corn, agave, and avocado. Following extensive research on the repercussions of collective patterns of trade and consumption on small farming communities in Mexico, his work draws an arc between disruption and restoration, dissolution and hope. For him, “to get to the root, one must go to the soil,” and to work with fibers is to engage with all the complexities around them: environmental crisis, loss of biodiversity, community disintegration, and forced migration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Gerasimos Floratos: X-ing


An exhibition of new work by Gerasimos Floratos (b. 1986, New York) that explores the notion of the individual within a collective experience. X-ing features approximately 10 new paintings in Floratos’s expansive gestural style, which draws inspiration from diverse subjects ranging from the act of drawing, psychogeography, the phenomenon of synesthesia and art history.
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Opening Reception | Jane Wilson: Atmospheres


An exhibition of large landscape paintings and intimate watercolors from 1987 – 2011, many on view for the first time. Jane Wilson (1924-2015) was a New York School painter most known for her emotive, abstract landscapes depicting the meetings of sky, land, and sea. In the early 1980s, Wilson made the decisive move toward this more personal and expressive painting of landscapes, which she continued to explore for the remainder of her career. Up until that time, landscape painting was part of a larger group of subject matter for Wilson, which included still lifes and figures, with elements of landscape always informing her approach. The works on view envelop the viewer in the effects of heavy air, oncoming storms, light reaching beyond clouds, and total stillness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Judy Fox: Harvest


An exhibition of some 50 newly created terra-cotta sculptures by Judy Fox, made in her studio in Rhinebeck, New York. The sculptures depict fruits and vegetables, dynamic in form and palette, a veritable organic feast. Ranging in size from 30 inches to 3 inches, the works are painted in exquisite detail with casein paint.
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Opening Reception | Julie Severino: Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out


With her latest series of paintings, Severino captures the intricate tapestry of the human life cycle, weaving together the stages of existence while exploring the accompanying emotions. With a keen eye for relatability, the series delves into the universal experiences that bind us all.
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Opening Reception | Kus + Libera: A 2-Artist Show


An exhibition with artists Agata Kus and Zbigniew Libera  On view are recent photo works by critically lauded and prominently exhibited conceptualist Zbigniew Libera (b. 1959) and paintings by Agata Kus (b. 1987) who is part of the current surge of mainly young, female, figurative painters, and whose work has garnered widespread attention. Libera began working in the early 1980s, behind the “iron curtain” in a Poland seeking to free itself from Soviet rule, whereas the art of Kus’s generation operates within and confronts a market-oriented, now capitalist society. The exhibition is supported by the Polish Cultural Institute New York and co-curated by Izabela Gola, its Curator of Visual Arts and Design. Image: Agata Kus, Porque te vas, 2023. Learn more...
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Marcus Jahmal: Interiors


Marcus Jahmal's paintings operate like a flexible, moving chessboard, composed of various color fields, on the ground of which a cast of characters play an eerie game, as in a dream. A woman's leg protrudes into the picture; a cat hisses; a tuxedoed gentleman smokes a cigar in front of a giant, sleeping bat; angry hounds–a pack morphing into a Cerberus–snarl at the viewer; a musician offers his instrument to a still, half-nude dancer. These color fields–the stages so to speak–carry on the long history of non-representational painting, yet the figures’ anti-naturalism and feisty simultaneity extend that of expressionism.
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Book Discussion | Noon: Simple Recipes for Scrumptious Midday Meals and More


James Beard Award–winning Meike Peters celebrates the launch of her new cookbook. Lunchtime is just as exciting as dinner in this delightful new cookbook that combines Peters's inventive and craveable recipes with gorgeous photography. These 115 recipes are guaranteed to perk up your day (or your dinner).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Outside the Box: Group Show


A group exhibition of paintings and sculptures that challenge physical and psychological limitations of thought, environment, and form. All of us feel trapped in one way or another, at one point in our lives, confronted with external or internal impediments that prevent us from moving forward, whether real or imaginary. Under particular circumstances, we may feel as if we were locked inside a box. This box can take tangible form–the walls of a home, a hospital bed, or the rigid structure of straight lines–or come from within, as a result of obsessions, anguish, depression, and other mental disorders. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Ruth Miller: Enduring View


A solo exhibition honoring the work of Ruth Miller, whose lifework is guided by a meditative and honest portrayal of the world and objects around her. Enduring View encapsulates over five decades of artistic output, juxtaposing her early artworks—featuring rarely exhibited pieces from her period of residence in rural Pennsylvania during the 1960s—with recent depictions of still life and landscapes. This combination allows for an exploration of the technical innovation and concise observations that define Miller’s body of work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Sophia Vari: A Retrospective


The exhibition will showcase a collection of sculptures, paintings and prints in honor of the late artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Thingstätten: Group Exhibition


An exhibition curated by the photographer Katharina Bosse. Between 1933 and 1936, so-called 'Thingstätte' (literally: thing sites) were erected as propagandistic open-air theaters and meeting places in early Nazi Germany. Four hundred Thingstätten were planned, and around sixty constructed. Many of these barely known sites can still be found scattered across Germany, Poland, and Russia – some forgotten, some still actively in use as open-air theaters. In the deeply researched photobook Thingstätten (Kerber, 2020) and interactive website, an interdisciplinary mix of international artists, scholars, and writers facilitates a critical examination of the unusual history of the “Thingstätte,” and how this forgotten problematic past continues to manifest explicitly and implicitly in our present moment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Ukraine’s People Revealed!: Early Eighteenth Century Paintings of Ukrainian Society


A collection with just over 200 hand-painted costume drawings, images of the peoples of the former Russian Empire. The images are associated with the name of Friedrich Wilhelm Bergholtz (1699–1772), a collector who served as a tutor to the Grand Duke Petr Fedorovich, the future Peter III. It is likely that the forty-eight extraordinary Ukrainian oils in this collection are related to the visit undertaken by the court of Empress Elizabeth (r.1741-1762) to Kyiv and the Kozelets estates of the influential Count Oleksiy Rozumovsky (1709-1771) in the summer of 1744. Within a few years of this politically significant visit, Elizabeth agreed to restore the Ukrainian Hetmanate to its formerly autonomous status and appoint Oleksiy’s younger brother Kyrylo (1728-1803) as Hetman. The twenty-six reproduction images displayed in this exhibition are among the earliest known ethnographic depictions of Ukrainian society in all its range and diversity and have never before been publicly displayed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: My Beating Heart/Mi corazon latiente (in-person and online)


Pepon Osorio on his latest exhibition, My Beating Heart/Mi corazon latiente, on display at the New Museum. Known for his provocative, sweeping, multimedia installations, Osorio creates fantastical scenes inspired by everyday environments--from home interiors to barbershops to classrooms--that advance critical discussions on topics such as identity, race, gender, and social justice. Informed by his background in theater and performance as well as his experiences as a child services case worker and professor, Osorio's richly textured sculptures and installations are deeply invested in political, social, and cultural issues affecting Latinx and working class communities in the United States. Installed on the New Museum's Second Floor, the exhibition will focus on the elaborate environments that Osorio has been creating since the early 1990s, often developed through long-term collaborations with the individuals in the neighborhoods where they were first shown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: The Human Figure in Clay


Join artist Eirik Arnesen for a talk where he will discuss his process of clay sculpture and his artistic journey.   Eirik Arnesen (b. 1990), from Norway, received his education in the figurative arts at The Florence Academy of Art in Florence Italy, where he studied sculpture under Robert Bodem. His focus is on the human body and the goal is to produce carefully thought out works with solid construction and organic naturalism in order to create convincing images of the human body in accordance with the realist tradition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Photographing the New York City Ballet


For five decades, photographer Paul Kolnik has been an intimate collaborator with George Balanchine's New York City Ballet. His images have captured and become a significant part of the visual iconography of the company, allowing viewers to experience both the ephemeral nature of the dance and timelessness of a photograph. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the New York City Ballet, Kolnik has selected his most iconic images of the company, illuminating his unique artistic perspective. For this Works & Process dance conversation, Kolnik speaks with NYCB's Artistic Associate Director, Wendy Whelan. RSVP required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Park Walk | Tour the Park's Compost Center


The park’s Community Compost Program invites local residents to participate in simple yet effective actions to support sustainability in their neighborhood. The program has helped divert NYC’s organic waste from landfills and reduce carbon emissions that harm the environment. Since its earliest composting efforts in 2015, the program has grown into a park-wide operation, turning over 500,000 pounds of food scraps and yard waste into compost each year. Learn how food scraps and yard waste are processed into nutrient-rich compost that supports healthier plant beds and reduces our carbon footprint.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Alone: Reflections on Solitary Living


German author Daniel Schreiber on the subject of loneliness in contemporary society. At no time before have so many people lived alone, and never has loneliness been so widely or keenly felt. Why, in a society of individualists, is living alone perceived as a shameful failure? And can we ever be happy on our own? Drawing on personal experience, as well as philosophy and sociology, Schreiber explores the tension between the desire for solitude and freedom, and for companionship, intimacy and love. Along the way he illuminates the role that friendships play in our lives – can they be a response to the loss of meaning in a world in crisis? A profoundly enlightening book on how we want to live, Alone spent almost a year on Germany’s bestseller list.
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Staged Reading | Susan Force and the School for Lady Bride Snatchers: Dark Comedy Set in 1818 England


Caroline Hewitt's dark comedy set in 1818 England is the story inspired by the historical occurrence of heiress snatching: young women of means were abducted by nefarious wastrels and forced into marriage for money or sport or both. In order to avoid marrying a horrid Duke, Susan Force and her maid Netta make it look like she's been kidnapped--the plan works and they decide to help other young women 'self-snatch.' Their clandestine school is wildly successful until Susan realizes that dismantling the patriarchy isn't as straight-forward as she thought.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | The Old Place: Big-Hearted Novel About Small-Town Life


You won't soon forget Mary Alice Roth or Billington, Texas anytime soon after reading Bobby Finger's The Old Place. This big-hearted novel about small-town life, family secrets and how it's never too late to change your ways will surprise and delight readers of all ages and backgrounds.
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Discussion | Boomboxes: A Symbol of Pride, Power, and Autonomy (online)


Artist Bayeté Ross Smith leads a set of virtual discussions about the global presentation of his project, Got the Power: Boomboxes. In collaboration with local residents, this ongoing project creates community portraits through music and oral histories that are given physical form as sculpted boom boxes that honor the boom box as a symbol of pride, power, and autonomy. Over the course of the summer the artist will be joined by Got the Power participants from Colombia, Ethiopia, and Montgomery, Alabama. Bayeté Ross Smith is an multidisciplinary artist, photographer, filmmaker and education worker, working at the intersection of photography, film & video, visual journalism, 3D objects and new media.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Sweet Water Dance & Yoga hosts a multi-level sunset yoga practice. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
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Screening | Fade to Black: Short Film on Contemporary Race Relations (online thru Sep 30)


In Tony Cokes's meditation on contemporary race relations, two black men discuss in voiceover certain “casual” events in life and cinema that are unnoticed or discounted by whites—gestures, hesitations, stares, off-the-cuff remarks, jokes—details of an ideology of repressed racism. 32 minutes
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean


This immersive portal to islands around the world highlights the impacts of sea level rise and shimmers with hopeful solutions to combat it. Atlases are being redrawn as islands are disappearing. What does an island see when the sea rises? Christina Gerhardt's book weaves together essays, maps, art, and poetry to show us—and make us see—island nations in a warming world. Low-lying islands are least responsible for global warming, but they are suffering the brunt of it. This transportive atlas reorients our vantage point to place islands at the center of the story, highlighting Indigenous and Black voices and the work of communities taking action for local and global climate justice. At once serious and playful, well-researched and lavishly designed, Sea Change is a stunning exploration of the climate and our world's coastlines. Full of immersive storytelling, scientific expertise, and rallying cries from island populations that shout with hope—"We are not drowning! We are fighting!"—this atlas will galvanize readers in the fight against climate change and the choices we all face.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Lost Cafe Schindler: One Family, Two Wars, and the Search for Truth


Kurt Schindler was an impossible man. His daughter Meriel spent her adult life trying to keep him at bay. Kurt had made extravagant claims about their family history. Were they really related to Franz Kafka and Oscar Schindler, of Schindler's List fame? Or Hitler's Jewish doctor - Dr Bloch? What really happened on Kristallnacht, the night that Nazis beat Kurt's father half to death and ransacked the family home? When Kurt died in 2017, Meriel felt compelled to resolve her mixed feelings about him, and to solve the mysteries he had left behind. Starting with photos and papers found in Kurt's isolated cottage, Meriel embarked on a journey of discovery taking her to Austria, Italy and the USA. She reconnected family members scattered by feuding and war. She pieced together an extraordinary story taking place in two centuries, two world wars and a family business: the famous Cafe Schindler. Launched in 1922 as an antidote to the horrors of the First World War, this grand cafe became the whirling social centre of Innsbruck. And then the Nazis arrived. Through the story of the Cafe Schindler and the threads that spool out from it, this moving book weaves together memoir, family history and an untold story of the Jews of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It explores the restorative power of writing, and offers readers a profound reflection on memory, truth, trauma and the importance of cake.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Talk | A Model of Architecture for Society: Seeking Abundance


Katie Swenson, Senior Principal at MASS Design Group, talsk about MASS’s innovative practice model and design methodology. A Model of Architecture for Society (MASS) Design Group was founded in 2008 as a non-profit organization with the mission to research, design, build, and advocate for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity. MASS believes that architecture has a critical role to play in supporting communities to confront history, shape new narratives, collectively heal, and project new possibilities for the future. With international offices the collective organization traverses geographic, typological, and disciplinary boundaries. MASS has received the 2022 AIA Architecture Firm Award. Architect Katie Swenson is a nationally recognized design leader, researcher, writer, and educator. Her work explores how critical design practice can, and should, promote economic and social equity, environmental sustainability, and healthy communities.
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Classical Music | American Symphony Orchestra Performs Works by Aaron Copland and More (In a Park)


American Symphony Orchestra. Program George Antheil (1900-1959), A Jazz Symphony Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953), Music for Small Orchestra Aaron Copland (1900-1990), Music for the Theatre Florence Price (1887-1953), Andante moderato for string orchestra John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951), Krazy Kat
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7:00 pm
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Performance | Celebrating the Legacy of Sekou Sundiata


Sekou Sundiata was a poet, griot, musician, jazz thinker, and arts activist. This event celebrating Sekou Sundiata's 75th birthday will feature film excerpts, music and readings from some of his seminal theater pieces and beloved poems including Bring on the Reparations, Blessing the Boats, and the 51st (Dream) State.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Dance Performance | Crack Nerve Boogie Swerve: Dance and Music Showcasing the Human Body -- Outdoors


Alexis Blake merges visual arts, performance, and dance to explore the body as an archive of embodied knowledge. Each of Blake's compositions are based on extensive research into specific histories—such as the politics of emotions, archetypal depictions of women in western art history from the Renaissance to the start of Modernism, or the banning of lamentations in Ancient Greece—which she uses to build an ever-expanding lexicon of gestures, sounds, and even scents. In all her works, the artist directly connects with the representation and subjectification of women’s and queer bodies while activating them as sites and agents for socio-political change. Blake presents a new iteration of her work Crack Nerve Boogie Swerve, a work that takes up glass and breaking as metaphors for the fragility and strength of the individual and collective body. Both an installation and a performance, the work starts with sheets of glass nestled in moveable steel bases. The performers, who are a percussionist, two sound artists and four dancers coming from different dance genres such as breakdance, hip hop, contemporary, ballet, West African, and tap, activate the glass to explore transparency, resistance, resonance and breaking—breaking free from constraints and liberating oneself from the confinement of oppression.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Screening | Open-Air Viewing of the U.S. Open


Is ESPN’s tennis coverage still unavailable on your Spectrum cable package due to ongoing negotiations between Charter Communications and Disney? Craving one more end-of-summer picnic? This event offers free, big-screen viewing of upcoming U.S. Open matches during the day and under the stars.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Jazz | Contemporary Jazz Meets Indigenous Music of Costa Rica


Creating awareness about the importance of the ancestral knowledge of the indigenous Bribri people of Costa Rica and making visible the rapidly disappearing language and culture of this society serves as inspiration for Costa Rican composer, Jose Soto celebrates the release of his debut album, The Ancestral Call. Soto's project is the culmination of years of study and direct engagement with the Bribri, particularly through their cultural ambassador Ali Garcia, whose voice provides a connecting thread throughout the work. With a core band featuring Soto on the piano alongside an international cast that includes Cuban drummer Francisco Mela, Boston saxophonist George Garzone, and Spanish flugelhornist Milena Casado, The Ancestral Call utilizes contemporary jazz to engage in a remarkable conversation with ancient tradition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Lecture | MASS Design Group: Seeking Abundance


Join Katie Swenson, Senior Principal at MASS Design Group to learn more about MASS’s innovative practice model and design methodology. A Model of Architecture for Society (MASS) Design Group was founded in 2008 as a non-profit organization with the mission to research, design, build, and advocate for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity. MASS believes that architecture has a critical role to play in supporting communities to confront history, shape new narratives, collectively heal, and project new possibilities for the future. With international offices the collective organization traverses geographic, typological, and disciplinary boundaries. MASS has received the 2022 AIA Architecture Firm Award. Designer Katie Swenson is a nationally recognized design leader, researcher, writer, and educator. Her work explores how critical design practice can, and should, promote economic and social equity, environmental sustainability, and healthy communities. RSVP does not guarantee entry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Movie in a Park | Save the Last Dance (2001): Interracial Romance in Chicago


A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past. Director: Thomas Carter Stars: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:45 pm
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Comedy Club | Bomb Shelter Comedy Show


Bomb Shelter is a free weekly comedy show in New York City where you'll find some of the best comedians performing. Expect free pizza. With: Mike Drucker - Emmy Nominated TV writer Zahid Dewji - Comedy Cellar Brian Grossi - The Stand Zach Gish - Broadway Comedy Club 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Classical Music | Choral Work by Haydn and More at a Landmark Venue

Regular Price: $59
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Musical | Hit Show Musical Parody

Regular Price: $58.50
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