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Do you live in New York and are looking for something interesting to do this weekend? Are you just visting and happened to be in New York this weekend?  Or maybe only either Saturday or Sunday? Are you here with your family and kids, or by yourself? What activities do you prefer: watch a parade go by, look at the things sold at the street fairs, be a part of a festival, attend a concert, see a show?

Our guess is that in any case you would like to do something cool, fun, off the beaten path, entertaining, exciting, inspiring and to do it without ruining your bugget. We are here to help you to make your weekend in New York as interesting and exciting as it can possibly be. We will tell you what are the best things to do this weekend.

New York offers way more than the Broadway shows, the well-known museums like the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of Modern Arts (MoMA) and the famous sightseeing sites, like The Statue of Liberty and The Empire State Building.

This town never ceases to amaze the tourists as well as the city dwellers with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's day or night, summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September, weekday or weekend.

New York's cultural scene is at its busiest in October and March (and the same goes for free events, free things to do), but other months of the year still offer incredible amount of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, May 19, 2024!

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Where else but in New York City can you listen to a world-class musician, discuss a book with a famous author, take a part in poetry reading, have a glass of wine at an art exhibition opening, and all that on the same day, and all that free of charge, and all of that on any day of the year, whether it's December or July, April or November!

The trick is to know about those free events, free things to do BEFORE they happen, not after the fact. That's where Club Free Time comes in handy! Become a Club Free Time member and start using these unique New York City (NYC) opportunities today, May 19, 2024!

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Free things to do, free events that take place in New York City every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something interesting to do today (May 19, 2024) or on any other day of the year don't miss those free-of-charge opportunities that only New York provides! You can find lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

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In addition to providing information about free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC), Club Free Time offers its members complimentary tickets to classical music concerts, dance performances and theater: when a producer wants that special buzz of the 'full house' - Club Free Time members are welcomed for their enthusiasm and sophistication!

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This Weekend in New York City (NYC): 98 Free Events, Free  Things to Do

All events, things to do this weekend (Fri, 05/17/2024 - Sun, 05/19/2024) are free unless otherwise noted.
        

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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Fair | October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre


To celebrate the end of his two years of service as a medic in the Israel Defense Forces' paratrooper division, Tomer Meir joined 13 of his friends at the Nova Musica Festival on the weekend of October 6 in Re'im in southern Israel. It was his first ever music festival. "It was the best moments of my life. I can't explain the state we were in," the 21-year-old told the New York Jewish Week. "It was pure love -- people dancing, laughing, smiling. All the good stuff that we're living for." Until 6:29 a.m. on Saturday morning. The red alerts, the rockets and the running. "The music stopped. The rockets started. We started running for our lives," Meir said. Meir is a survivor of the Nova Music Festival Massacre, where Hamas militants killed 364 festival-goers and took at least 40 hotstages on the morning of Oct. 7. Six months after the attack, Meir is in New York sharing his story as part of an interactive exhibit about that day, which he says is helping him heal. The Nova Musical Festival exhibition, titled October 7th, 06:29AM, is an immersive step into what it was like to be at the festival when it was attacked. Screens show clips from the attack on Nova are displayed next to personal and camping items taken from the festival recreating the festival layout. The exhibit, which debuted in Tel Aviv for 10 weeks in December, was created by Israeli designers and cultural producers, many of whom were producers with the Nova Music Festival itself. It was brought to New York with the help of Scooter Braun, the Jewish-American music producer and philanthropist. The exhibit recreates the visuals and sounds of the Nova Music Festival massacre. But the New York version is in some ways "more intense," according to Yael Finkelstein, a volunteer who collected items from the Nova site and helped set up both the Tel Aviv and New York exhibit. New elements at the New York exhibit include dozens of video testimonies from survivors, Zaka volunteers and family members, as well as graphic raw footage taken on Oct. 7 from both festival-goers and Hamas militants. In addition, survivors of the massacre such as Meir and Sassi will be at the exhibit every day to share their stories and answer questions. Their goal, Meir said, is to show New Yorkers that the horror they experienced could happen to anyone.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 17
10:00 am

$3
Fairs, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre

Screening | Third Annual Apple Box Short Film Festival


MPS Directing presents its thesis film festival. This year, the festival will be broken into three two-hour screening blocks of eight films. Each screening block will be followed by a Q&A, a special screening of MPS Directing's learning film The Book Signing and an awards presentation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 17
11:00 am

Free
Screenings, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Third Annual Apple Box Short Film Festival

Workshop | Beekeeping Class


Beekeeping classes presented by New York City Beekeepers Association. In these instructional classes, you’ll learn about honey bee colonies and the vital role they play in the natural environment. The classes welcome gardeners, prospective beekeepers, and anyone interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping!
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Workshops, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Beekeeping Class

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Get in 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.
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Workshops, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
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Fri, May 17
12:20 pm

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Concerts, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Gallery Talk | The Lindau Gospels: Exhibition Tour (online)


A virtual docent-led exploration of a 1200-year-old book that forms a cornerstone of the renowned permanent collection of illuminated manuscripts at the museum. Known as the Lindau Gospels, it holds the honor of being manuscript number one in the collection. Through this discussion, examine its jeweled covers as well as a selection of the richly illuminated pages of the manuscript inside.
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Gallery Talks, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, The Lindau Gospels: Exhibition Tour (online)

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: Ted Rosenthal.
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Concerts, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Piano in the Park

Book Discussion | Puppy Brain: How Our Dogs Learn, Think, and Love


How do you raise a happy, healthy, and emotionally resilient dog? Full of actionable guidance, Puppy Brain will show you how to create a harmonious, fulfilling relationship with your pet, from Kerry Nichols, founder of Nicholberry Goldens.
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Fri, May 17
1:00 pm

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Book Discussions, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Puppy Brain: How Our Dogs Learn, Think, and Love

City Walk | Midtown Architectural Tour


Custom NYC Tours leads a walking tour in the 34th Street district, focusing on the rich history of iconic buildings in the area. Learn more about the buildings that surround our city life.
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City Walks, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Midtown Architectural Tour

Workshop | Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation


Bring your own project or choose something from a provided collection to work on during this freeform crafting workshop. The workshop will include materials for sewing, knitting, crochet, coloring, paper crafts, and puzzles.
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Film | Oscar Winner Platoon (1986) Directed by Oliver Stone, Starring Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen


Chris Taylor leaves his university studies to enlist in combat duty in Vietnam in 1967. Once he's on the ground in the middle of battle, his idealism fades. Infighting in his unit between Staff Sergeant Barnes, who believes nearby villagers are harboring Viet Cong soldiers, and Sergeant Elias, who has a more sympathetic view of the locals, ends up pitting the soldiers against each other as well as against the enemy. Director: Oliver Stone Cast: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen Oliver Stone is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Stone is known as a controversial but acclaimed director, tackling subjects ranging from the Vietnam war, and American politics to musical biopics and crime dramas. He has received numerous accolades including four Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and five Golden Globe Awards. Willem Dafoe is an American actor. Known for his prolific career portraying diverse roles in both mainstream and arthouse films, he is the recipient of various accolades, including nominations for four Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, and four Golden Globe Awards. Charlie Sheen is an American actor. He is known as a leading man in film and television. Over his fifty-year career he has received numerous accolades including a Golden Globe Award as well as nominations for four Primetime Emmy Awards. In 1994 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Films, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Oscar Winner Platoon (1986) Directed by&nbsp;Oliver Stone, Starring&nbsp;Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen

Classical Music | Organ Works by Messiaen and More at a Beautiful Cathedral


Chanmi Kim and Jens Korndorfer, organ. Program Feelix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911), Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 42 Messiaen (1908-1992), from Messe de la Pentecoote Valeery Aubertin (b. 1970), from Sonatine pour les etoiles Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937), from Symphony No. 6 in G Minor, Op. 42, No. 2
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Fri, May 17
3:00 pm

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Concerts, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Organ Works by Messiaen and More at a Beautiful Cathedral

Dancing | Dance-a-thon on the Lawn


An evening of dance, fitness, and fun. You will enjoy the sounds and songs from R&B, Pop, and Rock & Roll. Bring your family, friends, and dance shoes for an electric party under the stars.  
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Birdwatching | Evening Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season, with guided tours 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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Workshop | New Games Social


Curious about a board game or looking to try something new? Hosts will be teaching how to play a wide range of fun board games every Friday.
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Opening Reception | Dylan Vandenhoeck: Right Under the Nose


One of the important features of the Western European modern world that begins to emerge in the decades around the year 1500 is a reorganization of the human senses. Taking place over several hundred years is a relentless prioritization of vision and its isolation from the other senses. What some theorists have called "ocularcentrism" is this privileging of the eye and its alignment with rationalized forms of knowledge that distance a human observer from the physical world and estrange them from the multi-sensory immediacy of perception. Since the Renaissance, the arts have been shaped by practices and techniques that have posed the fiction that our vision is a faithful mirroring of an objective external reality. This model has been a crucial underpinning for the rationalized forms of knowledge and utilitarian, extractive priorities of Western modernity. But there have long been artists whose counter-practices have challenged this dominant framework, including, for instance, Hans Holbein and his Ambassadors, William Blake, J M W Turner, Roberto Matta and Stan Brakhage. 
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Opening Receptions, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Dylan Vandenhoeck: Right Under the Nose

Staged Reading | Everything In New York Goes BANG! by Robert Galinsky


Following a sold out one-night performance in Hollywood CA, Robert Galinsky brings a vigorous reading of his newest solo show Everything in New York Goes BANG!  Everything in New York Goes BANG! is executive produced by Tony Award winning producer Terry Schnuck. In this much-anticipated-one-person show, Galinsky recounts his journey from childhood in the suburbs of Connecticut, through his interactions with hipsters in the Lower East Side of New York City, to his work with young people incarcerated on Rikers Island Jail. Expertly embodying multiple characters through storytelling and rock-star level poetry, he explores the harmony and turmoil of living in New York City from his arrival in the late 1980s to his exile and banishment from the notorious Rikers Island Jail in 2022. “Galinsky’s ‘BANG!’ is touching, sweet, grungy, and saturated with humor. The word play has a musicality to it that is likened to the beat poets of the 50s and at times, dips into the coolness and complexity of a Charlie Parker bebop jazz piece.” Mark Schoenfeld, Creator of “Brooklyn the Musical” “Robert Galinsky, playwright and the de facto Mayor of New York’s East Village, is a most inspiring breed of human being. Part time poet, part-time artist, part-time digital entrepreneur, part-time actor and full-time street philosopher.” Upscale Living Magazine
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Staged Readings, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Everything In New York Goes BANG!&nbsp;by Robert Galinsky

Workshop | Harlem Moves with Limon Dance Company


The world-renowned Limon Company Dancers teach the energetic and ease-filled Limon Technique, accompanied by live music. No experience necessary; class is open to all levels.
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Beethoven, Ravel, and J.S. Bach


Lisa Sitjar, piano. Program Beethoven (1770-1827), Sonata no.15 in D minor, Opus 31 no.15 Ravel (1875-1937), Miroirs J.S. Bach :(1685-1750), Chaconne in D minor from Violin Partita No. 2 bmv 1004
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Fri, May 17
6:00 pm

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Concerts, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Piano Works by Beethoven, Ravel, and J.S. Bach

Screening | Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre & Performance (in-person and online)


36 films -- some in-person, some online, some both -- are presented in this 4-day festival showcasing films drawn from the world of theatre and performance. The festival presents experimental, emerging, and established theatre artists and filmmakers from around the world to audiences and industry professionals. From its inaugural edition in 2015 to its present-day The festival has served as a platform for recorded works that span the length and breadth of the performing arts. See link for films and details.
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Film | Sleepless in Seattle (1994): RomCom with Tom Hanks and Med Ryan


A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner. Director: Nora Ephron Stars: Tom Hanks Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger 105 min.
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Films, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Sleepless in Seattle (1994): RomCom with Tom Hanks and Med Ryan

Book Discussion | The Blue Maiden: Two Sisters vs the Devil


Author Anna Noyes presents a transportive and chilling debut novel of two sisters growing up on an isolated Northern European island in the shadow of their late mother and the Devil. It's 1825, four generations after Berggrund Island's women stood accused of witchcraft under the eye of their priest, now long dead. In his place is Pastor Silas, a widower with two wild young daughters, Beata and Ulrika. The sisters are outcasts: imaginative, oppositional, increasingly obsessed with the lore and legend of the island's dark past and their absent mother, whom their father refuses to speak of. As the girls come of age, and the strictures of the community shift but never wane, their rebellions twist and sharpen. Ever capable Ulrika shoulders the burden of keeping house, while Bea, alone with unsettling visions and impulses, hungers for companionship and attention. When an enigmatic outsider arrives at their door, his presence threatens their family bond and unearths - piece by piece - a buried history to shocking ends. All the while Berggrund's neighboring island The Blue Maiden beckons, the storied home of the Witches' Sabbath and Satan's realm, its misted shore veiling truths the sisters have spent their lives searching for. A Nordic Gothic laced with the horrors of life in a patriarchy both hostile to and reliant on its women, The Blue Maiden is a starkly beautiful depiction of lost lineage and resilience.
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Book Discussions, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, The Blue Maiden: Two Sisters vs the Devil

Performance | Presence, Absence, and Hallucination: Performance Art


Presence, Absence, and Hallucination is a performance, reading, and sound activation of space-time dimensions in order to pressurize modes and forms of reality (in its glitchy, elusive, shapeshifting capacity) as it is perceived, experienced, and documented—ecologically, historically, sociologically, philosophically, and ever more frequently using artificial intelligence. Three prose texts by Brenda Iijima act as reference points for a collaboration with sound artist Johann Diedrick that opens pathways and trace resonances into the prismatic densities of the past, present, and future.
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Performances, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Presence, Absence, and Hallucination: Performance Art

Talk | Fashionspeak Fridays: Statement Sleeves


Whether puffed, ruffled, split, or sheer, statement sleeves have been a ubiquitous fashion trend for the past decade. Colleen Hill, curator of costume and accessories at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, takes an insightful look at the current Statement Sleeves exhibition she has curated and the myriad of ways in which designers have reinterpreted and remixed sleeves through variations in material, shape, embellishment, and even functionality.
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Fri, May 17
7:00 pm

Free
Talks, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Fashionspeak Fridays: Statement Sleeves

Concert | Old and New Approaches to Son Cubano, Jazz, Rhumba, R&B, and Funk


Bandleader Gonzalo Grau and his Grammy-nominated multi-piece combo La Clave Secreta originated as an extended family of Berklee College of Music students whose passion inspired aspirations of joyous explorations into fusion. In describing the group's modus operandi, Grau cites influences from old and new approaches to son cubano, jazz, rhumba, R&B, and funk. La Clave Secreta embraces its own style, where timba and salsa, vintage and novelty, the classics and the originals merge into one powerful, undeniably fun sound. Grau and the band commemorates their Lincoln Center debut with a danceable evening of songs from their sophomore LP, 2023's De Verdad Verdad, an album that Sound in Review calls "a musical journey that plays like a hybrid symphony... from Cuba to New York, from flamenco to Hip-Hop."
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Concerts, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Old and New Approaches to Son Cubano, Jazz, Rhumba, R&B, and Funk

Concert | Battle of the Bands


Bands battle for victory in a celebration of the musical talent of NYC.  
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Movie in a Park | Ruby Bridges (1998): Young Girl Faces School Integration


When six-year-old Ruby is chosen to be the first African-American to integrate her local elementary school, she is subjected to the true ugliness of racism for the first time. Director: Euzhan Palcy Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach 96 min.
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Movie in a Parks, May 17, 2024, 05/17/2024, Ruby Bridges (1998): Young Girl Faces School Integration

Workshop | Breathwork and Sound Bath


Breathwork and Sound Bath unite to create a symphony of bliss that will leave you feeling invigorated, creative, and ready to conquer your day! Set your alarm and let the magic unfold! After just one hour, you'll be fully present for your kids, work or whatever life has instore for you. Embrace your day, embrace your life. With controlled breathing techniques, you'll release emotional stress, reduce inflammation, strengthen your immune system, ignite your creativity and rejuvenate your soul. Feel the rush of energy and liberation as you shake off the remnants of yesterday, making room for the spectacular day that lies ahead. Then close your eyes and surrender to the enchanting sounds of crystal singing bowls. These therapeutic instruments help to balance the chakras. Let the vibrations dance through your being, washing away stress, and elevating your spirit to new heights.
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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
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Fair | October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre


To celebrate the end of his two years of service as a medic in the Israel Defense Forces' paratrooper division, Tomer Meir joined 13 of his friends at the Nova Musica Festival on the weekend of October 6 in Re'im in southern Israel. It was his first ever music festival. "It was the best moments of my life. I can't explain the state we were in," the 21-year-old told the New York Jewish Week. "It was pure love -- people dancing, laughing, smiling. All the good stuff that we're living for." Until 6:29 a.m. on Saturday morning. The red alerts, the rockets and the running. "The music stopped. The rockets started. We started running for our lives," Meir said. Meir is a survivor of the Nova Music Festival Massacre, where Hamas militants killed 364 festival-goers and took at least 40 hotstages on the morning of Oct. 7. Six months after the attack, Meir is in New York sharing his story as part of an interactive exhibit about that day, which he says is helping him heal. The Nova Musical Festival exhibition, titled October 7th, 06:29AM, is an immersive step into what it was like to be at the festival when it was attacked. Screens show clips from the attack on Nova are displayed next to personal and camping items taken from the festival recreating the festival layout. The exhibit, which debuted in Tel Aviv for 10 weeks in December, was created by Israeli designers and cultural producers, many of whom were producers with the Nova Music Festival itself. It was brought to New York with the help of Scooter Braun, the Jewish-American music producer and philanthropist. The exhibit recreates the visuals and sounds of the Nova Music Festival massacre. But the New York version is in some ways "more intense," according to Yael Finkelstein, a volunteer who collected items from the Nova site and helped set up both the Tel Aviv and New York exhibit. New elements at the New York exhibit include dozens of video testimonies from survivors, Zaka volunteers and family members, as well as graphic raw footage taken on Oct. 7 from both festival-goers and Hamas militants. In addition, survivors of the massacre such as Meir and Sassi will be at the exhibit every day to share their stories and answer questions. Their goal, Meir said, is to show New Yorkers that the horror they experienced could happen to anyone.
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Sat, May 18
10:00 am

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Fairs, May 18, 2024, 05/18/2024, October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre

Screening | Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre & Performance (in-person and online)


36 films -- some in-person, some online, some both -- are presented in this 4-day festival showcasing films drawn from the world of theatre and performance. The festival presents experimental, emerging, and established theatre artists and filmmakers from around the world to audiences and industry professionals. From its inaugural edition in 2015 to its present-day The festival has served as a platform for recorded works that span the length and breadth of the performing arts. See link for films and details.
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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


The class is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced. You will be learning an easy-to learn short 13-movement form that provides the foundational movements for the longer Yang Style form of 103 movements. Instructor: Richard Anton Diaz, Founder of the infinite Life Institue
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Movie in a Park | DC League of Super-Pets (2022): Superman's Dog to the Rescue


Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, Krypto must master his own powers for a rescue mission when Superman is kidnapped. Directors: Jared Stern Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon 105 min.
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Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Get in 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.
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Workshop | Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness


A fitness class to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.
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Festival | Sound & Color! Spring Festival


A celebration of colors, culture, spring and unity. Expanding the beloved Kite Festival, they're adding music to colors throughout the Park! This day-long festival heralds the arrival of Spring with live musical performances, food vendors, kids activities, and activities. Be awed at the talent of expert flying instructors - and learn some tips! This family-friendly festival unites S.T.E.A.M concepts, the Caribbean's rich history of kite-flying, and outdoor adventures. Live entertainment will be provided by the Eruption Steel Orchestra. Additionally Maestro, Trumpeter, conductor, composer and arranger Igmar Thomas will curate live musical performances at locations across the park.
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Festival | Third Saturdays on the Island


Spe­cial indoor and out­door activ­i­ties and pub­lic pro­grams. All events are free and open to all. See link for for full details
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Parade | Dance Parade New York 2024


Calling all dance enthusiasts! Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Dance Parade & Festival. Over 10,000 dancers will take to the streets in a vibrant celebration of artistic expression and global dance culture.
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Sat, May 18
11:30 am

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Workshop | Origami Meetup


OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws.
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Concert | Harp Concert at the Museum


Wander the museum while listening to the beautiful sounds of Jose Luis on the harp.   Jose Luis has been performing for over thirty years and is highly regarded as a gifted harpist by his peers. Jose Luis is the only harpist to play both the classic concert harp and the Latin lever harp; which requires him to pluck the strings with two different techniques; the first uses his fingertips and the second his nails. Jose Luis first fell in love with the sound of the harp and began studying in his early teens with Maestro Jose Serrano in Puerto Rico. He later visited Los Angeles to take private lessons with the world-renowned harpist and composer Alfredo Rolando Ortiz.
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Dance Performance | In Plain Site: Indoor and Outdoor Dance Pieces


In Plain Site pairs indoor and outdoor sites with select pieces from Trisha Brown’s repertory. Each work is restaged in a dynamic relationship to the setting, amplifying Brown’s effortless affinity for naturalizing movement to the physical environment. In parks, museums, and public squares, among other sites, audiences are engaged in the intimate, up-close experience of Brown’s choreography through specially chosen excerpts from the repertory.
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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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Festival | Super Sabado Block Party


Celebrate a day honoring the memories of ancestors, family traditions, and the power of women storytellers, inspired by the new exhibition, Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archeology of Memory, a retrospective by the pioneering artist, curator, and theorist. Born in 1943 to a Mexican immigrant family, Mesa-Bains is a leading figure in Chicanx art for nearly half a century, producing work that explores intersectional feminist themes, environmentally centered spirituality, and cultural diversity. Throughout the day, explore the exhibition with free gallery tours. The block party will be followed by a concert presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall City Wide Concert Series at 4pm. As beneficiaries of jarocho culture and noteworthy performers with years of experience on both national and international stages, Caña Dulce y Caña Brava’s performances celebrate the music, poetry, dance and traditional attire of Veracruz, Mexico. The group stands out as an artistic project that highlights feminine poetry and voices, accompanied by traditional string instruments such as the harp and the jarana, percussion and zapateado.
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Workshop | HIIT The Deck Workout


It’s time to HIIT The Deck – in the studio – with boxing-inspired high intensity workouts. Get your blood pumping. Strengthen your core. Getting 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise a week can help reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, say NewYork-Presbyterian experts. HIIT The Deck makes it fun.
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12:15 pm

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Jazz | Cameroonian-American Jazz Vocalist


A performance by extraordinary vocalist Ekep Nkwelle, a 24-year-old Cameroonian-American jazz vocalist, who has carved her musical path from the vibrant streets of Washington, DC, to the heart of New York City's jazz scene. Her journey through the esteemed Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Howard University, and The Juilliard School has been extraordinary. The power of her voice has resonated with jazz luminaries such as Russell Malone, Cyrus Chestnut, Wynton Marsalis, and Peter Washington, along with young stars like Emmet Cohen and Endea Owens, leading to countless collaborations.
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1:00 pm

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Workshop | Contemporary Games Social


Play your favorite contemporary board games every Saturday afternoon. Featured games include but are not limited to Chameleon, Wavelength, Avalon, Parade, Splendor, Century Spice Road, Mountain Goats, No Thanks, Codenames, Werewords, Spyfall, Azul, Letter Jam, Dixit, In Kahootz, and Captain Sonar. A new game will be selected each week.
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Sat, May 18
1:00 pm

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Workshops, May 18, 2024, 05/18/2024, Contemporary Games Social

Tour | Historic New York: The Little Red Lighthouse


The Jeffrey's Hook lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge." Rediscover the history of this unique landmark. Open access between 1:00pm and 2:45pm. Participants may need to queue for access due capacity limits inside of the structure.
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Tours, May 18, 2024, 05/18/2024, Historic New York: The Little Red Lighthouse

Other | Manga Book Swap


Bring any manga, light novels or graphic novels in need of a new home! Curious about what to bring and how it all works? See the rules below: Manga Book Swap Rules: 1. Items allowed: Manga, Manhwa, Light novels, and Danmei novels. 2. New, gently used, or good condition books ONLY. Damaged or dirty books will not be accepted.  3. Participants can bring up to 3 items to swap. 4. Participants who drop off books can take unlimited books. 5. Patrons who do not bring items to swap are limited to 2 books.
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Gallery Talk | Byenveni: Artist in Conversation


A conversation with the exhibition's curator, Yvena Despagne, and featured exhibition artists. Despagne will engage four of the exhibition’s featured artists in a discussion that explores their artistic expressions, the cultural significance of the flag, and the concept of the “Haitian Dream”.  The featured artists of this talk are Daveed Baptiste, Nic[o] Brierre Aziz, Tasha Dougé, and Natacha Thys whose artistic styles span from mixed media to photography and conceptual approaches. Exhibition Tour: 1:30 - 2:30 pm Curatorial Talk: 2:30 - 4 pm
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Gallery Talks, May 18, 2024, 05/18/2024, Byenveni: Artist in Conversation

Film | Lion (2016) with Nicole Kidman


Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Director: Garth Davis Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman Nicole Kidman is an American and Australian actress and producer. Known for her work across various film and television productions from several genres, she has consistently ranked among the world's highest-paid actresses. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and six Golden Globe Awards.
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2:00 pm

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Films, May 18, 2024, 05/18/2024, Lion (2016) with Nicole Kidman

Film | Yellow Rose (2019): musical drama


A Filipina teen must decide whether to stay with her family or leave her small Texas town to become a country music singer. Director: Diane Paragas Cast: Eva Noblezada, Dale Watson, Princess Punzalan, Lea Salonga
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Park Walk | Birds & Bees Tour


A special tour highlighting the birds and bees around the island, including the Urban Farm, just in time for World Bee Day! Since 2018, The Bee Conservancy has established a Bee Santuary, complete with native flower beds, honey bee hives, and native bee homes. In additiion to bees, nearly 240 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Binoculars are available to borrow.
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Concert | Chamber Music and Conversation


Before his untimely passing, Talib Rasul Hakim (1940-88) was already becoming a widely influential composer, one who suffused his music for chamber and orchestral forces with intense deliberation, considered improvisations, dynamic rhythmic profiles, and purposeful silences. Hakim saw his compositions as more than just music: he saw music performance as the equivalent to an almost religious awakening. In the 1978 book The Black Composer Speaks, Hakim maintained, “It is hoped that whenever [my] music is performed, both performer and listener will experience some degree of inner stirring, that they will experience some philosophical, religious, political, emotional, intellectual experience.”  In this program, ICE and Either/Or present five diverse aspects of Hakim’s artistry that consider music as an encounter with the divine. The program includes performances of Psalm of Akhnaten; ca. 1365-1348 B.C. (1978), an imposing trio work that features a searching articulation of faith, mysticism, and spirituality; Currents (1967), his masterful entry to the string quartet canon; Scope-Seven (1965), an enigmatic solo piano work recently discovered; Four (1965) for quartet; and Music for Nine Players and Soprano Voice (1977), which features the combined forces of ICE and Either/Or performers. Following the performance, a panel discussion featuring three MacArthur “genius” composers—Courtney Bryan, Tyshawn Sorey, and George Lewis—will discuss the history and ongoing impact of Hakim’s work. Registration required.
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Concerts, May 18, 2024, 05/18/2024, Chamber Music and Conversation

Festival | For the Love of Joan (of Arc): A Celebration at the Statue


This is a celebration honoring the Upper West Side’s Maid of Orléans. Special Guest: the Consul General of France in New York Featuring Special Music: Broadway Star Norm Lewis, PS 84 Student Choir, and other surprises Performance by: Hudson Classical Theater Company, plus other notable speakers & treats for humans and dogs
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Festivals, May 18, 2024, 05/18/2024, For the Love of Joan (of Arc): A Celebration at the Statue

Dance Performance | In Plain Site: Indoor and Outdoor Dance Pieces


In Plain Site pairs indoor and outdoor sites with select pieces from Trisha Brown’s repertory. Each work is restaged in a dynamic relationship to the setting, amplifying Brown’s effortless affinity for naturalizing movement to the physical environment. In parks, museums, and public squares, among other sites, audiences are engaged in the intimate, up-close experience of Brown’s choreography through specially chosen excerpts from the repertory.
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Birdwatching | Island Bird Tour


Nearly 240 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 birdlife the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow.
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Gallery Talk | Tall Timber: Exhibition Tour


Celebrate International Museum Day with a guided tour of our exhibition Tall Timber: The Future of Cities in Wood. The show examines recent tall buildings in Mass Timber and proposals for its role in a more sustainable, low-carbon future for our cities and our planet. Led by the Museum's Head of Programs and Operations, Daniel J Borrero, the tour features beautiful models of recent Mass Timber building projects, touchable material samples, and a charred timber column that was put through a rigorous fire test.
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3:00 pm

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Gallery Talk | Francesc Tosquelles: Avant-Garde Psychiatry and the Birth of Art Brut: Exhibition Tour


Co-curators behind the scenes of Francesc Tosquelles: Avant-Garde Psychiatry and the Birth of Art Brut, which explores for the first time in the United States the legacy of Catalan psychiatrist Francesc Tosquelles. The four curators will walk through the exhibition's artworks, archival documents and films, opening up a new window on psychiatry and its connections to art, literature and French theory.
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4:00 pm

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Classical Music | Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue (In Person AND Online)


Enjoy a program of hymns, anthems, and voluntaries for the organ.
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Concert | Traditional Mexican Music


Part of the great son jarocho musical and cultural tradition, Caña Dulce y Caña Brava invite audiences to explore the music, poetry, dance, and aesthetics of Veracruz, Mexico in this free, Saturday afternoon performance in Manhattan. With their bold and unusually expansive approach to son jarocho, these artists carve out a powerful new space in a longstanding tradition, blending a multitude of rhythms with traditional string instruments, percussion and percussive dance, a colorful assortment of projected visual effects, and poetic improvisation with a self-described emphasis on feminine voices and perspectives.
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5:00 pm

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Party | Party as Performance


This spring, par­ty and cel­e­brate 50 years of build­ing cre­ative communities. Par­ty as Per­for­mance is a spe­cial gath­er­ing that offers a unique atmos­phere, ener­gy, and com­mu­ni­ty, all delv­ing into themes of Prac­tice, Process, and Par­tic­i­pa­tion. Immerse your­self in Par­ty as Prac­tice with host Yack­ez (Laris­sa & Jon Velez-Jack­son) dur­ing the Arts Cen­ter Res­i­den­cy Open Stu­dios.
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Classical Music | Bach Vespers: Choir and Period Instrument Musicians


After 55 years, hundreds of performances, and two Grammy nominations, Bach Vespers continues to present Bach's cantatas and other great Baroque and early music masterworks every month.
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7:00 pm

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Movie in a Park | In a Violent Nature (2024): Low-Budget Horror


An ambient horror slasher that methodically depicts the enigmatic resurrection, rampage, and retribution of an undead monster in a remote wilderness. Director: Chris Nash Stars: Ry Barrett, Andrea Pavlovic, Cameron Love 94 min. Film starts at sundown.
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Movie in a Parks, May 18, 2024, 05/18/2024, In a Violent Nature (2024): Low-Budget Horror

Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Brahms and More


New York Repertory Orchestra; Sarah Nelson Craft, mezzo-soprano. Program Brahms (1833-1897), "Academic Festival" Overture Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), La mort de Cleopatre Howard Hanson (1896-1981), Symphony No. 4 "Requiem"
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Sat, May 18
8:00 pm

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Concerts, May 18, 2024, 05/18/2024, Orchestral Works by Brahms and More

Classical Music | Works by Liszt and More for Organ and Piano


Balint Karosi, Organ; Noemi Sallai, Clarinet. Program Frigyes Hidas (1928-2007), Sonata for Organ Balint Karosi (b. 1979), Cantilena Leo Weiner (1885-1960), Ballade Op. 8 Dezso Antalffy-Zsiross (1885-1945), Sportive Fauns, Toccata Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967), Esti Dal - Evening Song Liszt (1811-1886), Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H
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Movie in a Park | Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019): Teen Explorer Saves Her Parents


Teenage explorer Dora leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold. Director: James Bobin Stars: Isabela Merced, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña 102 min.
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8:45 pm

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Workshop | Harlem Wellness Festival


Harlem Wellness Festival is a celebration of the strong network of minority- and women-owned gyms, studios and spas that Harlem has built over the past decade. Meet the teachers and trainers who are expanding and energizing our community culture of fitness and self-care. They'll have two Fitness Zones with a lineup of free classes ranging from dance to yoga, boxing to strength training, and kettlebells to meditation. Plus a Wellness Row, where you'll get to know each small business and sample offerings including massage, acupuncture and plant-based nutrition.
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11:00 pm

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Workshop | Tai Chi on the River


Silvana Pizzuti shows how to practice tai chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
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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
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Fair | October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre


To celebrate the end of his two years of service as a medic in the Israel Defense Forces' paratrooper division, Tomer Meir joined 13 of his friends at the Nova Musica Festival on the weekend of October 6 in Re'im in southern Israel. It was his first ever music festival. "It was the best moments of my life. I can't explain the state we were in," the 21-year-old told the New York Jewish Week. "It was pure love -- people dancing, laughing, smiling. All the good stuff that we're living for." Until 6:29 a.m. on Saturday morning. The red alerts, the rockets and the running. "The music stopped. The rockets started. We started running for our lives," Meir said. Meir is a survivor of the Nova Music Festival Massacre, where Hamas militants killed 364 festival-goers and took at least 40 hotstages on the morning of Oct. 7. Six months after the attack, Meir is in New York sharing his story as part of an interactive exhibit about that day, which he says is helping him heal. The Nova Musical Festival exhibition, titled October 7th, 06:29AM, is an immersive step into what it was like to be at the festival when it was attacked. Screens show clips from the attack on Nova are displayed next to personal and camping items taken from the festival recreating the festival layout. The exhibit, which debuted in Tel Aviv for 10 weeks in December, was created by Israeli designers and cultural producers, many of whom were producers with the Nova Music Festival itself. It was brought to New York with the help of Scooter Braun, the Jewish-American music producer and philanthropist. The exhibit recreates the visuals and sounds of the Nova Music Festival massacre. But the New York version is in some ways "more intense," according to Yael Finkelstein, a volunteer who collected items from the Nova site and helped set up both the Tel Aviv and New York exhibit. New elements at the New York exhibit include dozens of video testimonies from survivors, Zaka volunteers and family members, as well as graphic raw footage taken on Oct. 7 from both festival-goers and Hamas militants. In addition, survivors of the massacre such as Meir and Sassi will be at the exhibit every day to share their stories and answer questions. Their goal, Meir said, is to show New Yorkers that the horror they experienced could happen to anyone.
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Sun, May 19
10:00 am

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Fairs, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre

Birdwatching | Birding in East Harlem


NYC Audubon's Andrew Reiter and EsplanadeFriends discover the East River Esplanade and its adjacent green spaces. Expect to see many water birds right off the coast.  
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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


The class is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced. You will be learning an easy-to learn short 13-movement form that provides the foundational movements for the longer Yang Style form of 103 movements. Instructor: Richard Anton Diaz, Founder of the infinite Life Institue
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Park Walk | Brooklyn Waterfront Walk


A docent-led walking tour of the park! Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery whilst learning about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life.
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Tour | Historic Flatiron-Nomad District Walking Tour


Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Rain or shine. Every Sunday at 11 am.
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Festival | Greek Jewish Festival


First launched in 2015, the Greek Jewish Festival has grown into an international event that brings together the Greek Jewish community as well as the broader Greek and Jewish communities from across the US and around the world. It is largest effort of KKJ to share the culture and traditions of this community in a major public way. The festival cuts across religious, cultural, age, and geographic lines. Situated within the historic immigrant neighborhood of the Lower East Side, the Greek Jewish Festival celebrates centuries of cultural exchange that occurred in Greece and the Balkans.
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Sun, May 19
12:00 pm

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Festivals, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Greek Jewish Festival

Book Discussion | Surviving the Survivor: A Brutally Honest Conversation about Life (& Death) with My Mom: A Holocaust Survivor (in-person and online)


Karmela Waldman is an eighty-something psychotherapist and Holocaust survivor. Her son, Joel Waldman, is a successful broadcast journalist. After a discontented Joel chooses to leave his network news job, he gets a crazy idea for the next step in his career: what if he and his elderly mother did a podcast together? Things get off to a bumpy start as the mother-son duo struggle to figure out the art of podcasting, but they master the format and watch as the show becomes a wildly popular true-crime hit. Along the way, the two discover things about each other they never knew. Joel is stunned to learn that Karmela survived World War II by hiding in a boys’ Catholic school. Karmela also sheds light on the emotional struggles she endured when Joel’s older brother died and how she’s struggling with the loss of her husband. Mother and son engage frankly and movingly with each other for the first time as adults, discussing child-rearing, aging, illness, death, and the secrets to enjoying life no matter how complicated it gets. Joel and Karmela will be in conversation about Joel’s book. Moderated by Jim Axelrod, CBS News Senior Correspondent.
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12:30 pm

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Book Discussions, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Surviving the Survivor: A Brutally Honest Conversation about Life (& Death) with My Mom: A Holocaust Survivor (in-person and online)

Performance | An Afternoon of Short Plays


An afternoon of short plays by fresh voiced writers. Seating is limited, bring a folding chair, if you'd like.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, May 19
1:00 pm

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Performances, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, An Afternoon of Short Plays

City Walk | Design Tour Harlem


Experience the vibrant fusion of design and culture in the heart of Harlem with the inaugural aspire Design Tour Harlem 2024. Inspired by the cultural richness of the Harlem Renaissance, this immersive event pays homage to the resilience and creativity of the African-American community amidst the backdrop of 1920s America. From Langston Hughes' and Maya Angelou's iconic brownstones, to other storied sites, embark on curated trolley, walking, and cart tours through Harlem's neighborhoods. Encounter local artists, musicians, and the indomitable spirit of this transformative era, celebrating Harlem's enduring legacy as a beacon of cultural innovation and expression. But the excitement doesn't stop there! See Harlem's beloved establishments, including NILU Harlem, a boutique with local artists, and Minton's Playhouse (a historic speakeasy and original jazz club) to continue the celebration long into the evening, toasting to both old friends and new as we honor the past and embrace the future of design.
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Sun, May 19
1:00 pm

Free
City Walks, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Design Tour Harlem

Hike | Spring Blooming Hike


Spring has sprung. Flowers and trees are in full bloom this season. Learn some ways to identify these spring beauties and the important roles they play in our ecosystem.  
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1:00 pm

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Hikes, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Spring Blooming Hike

Workshop | Sun Gazing


The Amateur Astronomers Association help you observe sunspots and solar prominences through safe telescopes. 
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1:00 pm

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Workshops, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Sun Gazing

Concert | Blues Hall of Fame Band in the Park


The French Cookin’ Blues – This Blues Hall of Fame band
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2:00 pm

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Concerts, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Blues Hall of Fame Band in the Park

Jazz | Jazz in the Park


A community jazz concert featuring local musicians and vocalists.  Today: Pat Tandy
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2:00 pm

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Other | Midtown History Kayak Tour


Paddle and explore the history of Midtown Manhattan. Start with an hour-long presentation. Then, Intermediate-Expert paddlers hit the water with a guide and tour the waterfronts of Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea. Visit the site of a massive fire in Hell’s Kitchen, see where the Titanic’s survivors came ashore, and more. Snack on the water at Little Island then paddle back. You'll cover 4 miles round trip. First hour is a free slideshow presentation open to the public. The river tour is at an Intermediate level. Before booking, complete Basics 1-2-3 Classes or get pre-screened. Each season, start with shorter tours and work up to longer tours.   See link for complete details.
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2:00 pm

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Poetry Reading | Poets Afloat


The fifth annual NYC Poets Afloat group poetry reading returns aboard the 1885 tall ship. Poets have been invited to participate in micro-residencies aboard ships in New York Harbor, where they have been inspired to write and create poetry while being surrounded by the city’s bustling waters. Now, these poets will gather on the deck of Wavertree for a group reading, sharing their creative works with the audience.
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2:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Poets Afloat

Concert | Deep Listening: Music and Mindfulness


Pianist Eunbi Kim hosts an introduction to “Deep Listening,” a practice of sonic awareness developed by pioneering American performer and composer Pauline Oliveros. Kim will perform short solo sets of music by Domenico Scarlatti and Sophia Jani and lead the audience in a group performance of Oliveros’ “The Tuning Meditation,” a vocal improvisation for musicians and non-musicians alike. This will be followed by a discussion on ways we can listen vs. hear in our daily lives.
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2:30 pm

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Concerts, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Deep Listening: Music and Mindfulness

Classical Music | Piano Works by Scarlatti and More


Eunbi Kim, piano, performs short solo sets of music by Scarlatti (1685-1757) and Sophia Jani and leads the audience in a group performance of Oliveros’ The Tuning Meditation, a vocal improvisation for musicians and non-musicians alike. This will be followed by a discussion on ways we can listen vs. hear in our daily lives.
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Concerts, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Piano Works by Scarlatti and More

Talk | Astro Live: Suiting Up for Space (online)


When NASA sends the first astronauts to explore near the lunar South Pole, Artemis astronauts will don intricately designed, next-generation spacesuits built by commercial providers that are uniquely tailored for the lunar environment. These suits will need to fit a broad range of crew members and will incorporate upgraded life-support systems and innovative tools while also allowing for a wider range of motion like never before. Hear from Kathryn Bock, a space suit test engineer at NASA's Johnson Space Center, as she discusses the design and testing needed for the next-generation space suits that will protect astronauts as they live and work on the Moon and beyond!
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3:00 pm

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Talks, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Astro Live: Suiting Up for Space (online)

Dance Performance | Fiesta Odalan 45: Contemporary Dance Showcase


BALAM Dance Theatre opens its 45th anniversary season with the opulent spring showing, Fiesta Odalan 45. BALAM, a professional, non-profit dance company, offers a vision of contemporary cultural dance by combining ballet, modern and diverse cultural dance styles and historic periods. Fiesta Odalan 45 presents solos, duets, trios, and a quartet spotlighting a range of music, dance forms and movements from Indonesia, Peru, Spain and the United States from the 18th century to the present.
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Sun, May 19
3:00 pm

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Dance Performances, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Fiesta Odalan 45: Contemporary Dance Showcase

Performance | We Are Here: Holocaust Survivors and Students Collaborate (in-person and online)


This unique performance is the culmination of seven months of heartfelt collaboration between five Holocaust survivors and sixteen students. It honors and shares the survivors’ stories, celebrates these extraordinary individuals, and highlights the life-changing lessons they have imparted to the students. The performance is created based on the stories told by the Holocaust survivors to the high school students. On the stage, the survivors will be narrators while students will re-enact their wartime experiences.
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Performances, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, We Are Here: Holocaust Survivors and Students Collaborate (in-person and online)

Performance | How I Survived the Lower East Side in the 70s with My A.M. Radio: One-Man Show


Director/composer/actor/singer Jose Joaquin Garcia has been active in the downtown theater scene for years, most specifically as a member of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater since 1986. "The only thing I know how to do is to perform," remarked Garcia. "I've tried doing other things, Honest to goodness, I've tried. But singing and performing brought me the most joy. That's when I'm in touch with my ancestors and I'm surrounded and I feel like Ooh, I can feel everybody who's come before me every time I hit that stage."
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Performances, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, How I Survived the Lower East Side in the 70s with My A.M. Radio: One-Man Show

Jazz | Acoustic Jazz Music in the Garden


Cheryl Pyle and the Beyond Flute group will be performing acoustic jazz music.
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Concerts, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Acoustic Jazz Music in the Garden

Concert | Female Genius: Underground Rock (in-person and online)


Julie Hair and Marnie Jaffe blasted out of the Lower East Side underground rock scene of the 1980s and are still creating. Julie’s experience in the legendary art-rock band 3 Teens Kill 4 and Marnie’s Live Skull footprint inform their musicality. (The video for “Madeline” features deep-fake versions of the two when they were in their twenties lip-synching to the song.) Nikki D’Agostino, an avant-garde composer who teaches music technology at CUNY, moved from being a fan to an integral member of the group. Her free improv, skronk, and lyrical sax lines add gravitas to the electric and effected instrumentation. Experienced performers, they are equally at home playing in a nightclub or an art gallery, The trio of multi-instrumentalists Julie Hair, Marnie Jaffe, Nikki D’Agostino have recently joined forces with New York artist Janice Sloane on guitar. With their minimal arrangements; vocal-driven music; and bass loops layered with guitar, keyboards, percussion and sax; they seem to have found the sonic equivalent of “outsider art.”
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Concerts, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Female Genius: Underground Rock (in-person and online)

Classical Music | Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue (In Person AND Online)


Enjoy a program of hymns, anthems, and voluntaries for the organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue (In Person AND Online)

Classical Music | Organ Music at a Beautiful Church


Mark Shepherd, organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, May 19
5:15 pm

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Concerts, May 19, 2024, 05/19/2024, Organ Music at a Beautiful Church
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