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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 29, 2022!

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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 29, 2022!

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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 29, 2022) 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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Experience an entirely new perspective on New York. 'Open up a whole new cultural world... in one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world, sampling cultural delights beyond anyone's wildest dream.' Rupert Parker, journalist, photographer, cameraman, and TV producer
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This Weekend in New York City (NYC): 60 Free Events, Free  Things to Do

All events, things to do this weekend (Fri, 05/27/2022 - Sun, 05/29/2022) are free unless otherwise noted.
        

Tour | Paris: Le Marais - Rags to Riches (online)


Explore one of the best-preserved areas of Paris and see why Parisians cherish this trendy and hip district, Le Marais. Located on the Right Bank, Le Marais used to be the home of France's noble families in the 17th and 18th centuries before they were forced to leave during the French Revolution. Today, it celebrates Parisian art and history and is close to the Centre Pompidou, Europe's largest museum for modern art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 27
11:00 am

Free
Tours, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Paris: Le Marais - Rags to Riches (online)

Jazz | Piano in the Park


New York City’s finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 27
12:30 pm

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Concerts, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Piano in the Park

Film | Hidden Figures (2016): Black Women at NASA, with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer


The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Director: Theodore Melfi Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae 127 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 27
2:00 pm

Free
Films, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Hidden Figures (2016): Black Women at NASA, with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

Film | Moneyball (2011): Sports Drama with Brad Pitt


Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane's attempt to assemble a winning baseball team using computer-assisted analysis. Director: Bennett Miller Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright. Rating PG-13 Runtime: 2 hours, 13 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm

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Films, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Moneyball (2011): Sports Drama with&nbsp;Brad Pitt

Workshop | Game Nights in the Park


Stop in during weekly game nights and socials to learn a new game, hone your skills, and meet new people
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 27
5:00 pm

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Workshops, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Game Nights in the Park

Birdwatching | Birding Tour of the North Woods


Discover birding in the more serene northern part of the Park during the height of songbird migration. Fridays, April 29-May 27, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 27
5:30 pm

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Birdwatchings, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Birding Tour of the North Woods

Festival | 27th Annual Arts Festival: Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Cabaret, Street Fair, and More


Join the fun of this annual festival of the arts: music, dance, kids' entertainment, theater, poetry, video and more. Outdoors: food vendors, performances, cultural fair Indoors: variety acts, theatrical performances (proof of vaccination will be required for all indoor events)
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 27
6:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, 27th Annual Arts Festival: Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Cabaret, Street Fair, and More

Museums | Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary


Discover art that traverses Asia's diverse cultures, regions, and narratives. The Museum's special exhibitions celebrate art forms that range from ancient to contemporary, including photography and multimedia, while its permanent collection galleries are focused primarily on art from the Himalayan region.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 27
6:00 pm

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Museumss, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary

Opera | Handel's Masterpiece Orlando: Hero of Love in a Garden


Hans Tashjian, Bass; Jeffrey Mandelbaum, Countertenor; Elyse Anne Kakacek, Lyric Soprano; Heather Hill, Soprano; Hai-Ting Chinn, Mezzo Soprano; Rebecca Pechefsky, Harpsichordist, Baroque String Quartet (Rebecca Nelson, Rafa Prendergast, Jessica Park & Cullen O’Neil) Orlando, a knight from the Crusades, is originally the central character of an epic poem by Ludovico Ariosto. The story dramatizes his struggle between love and military glory. However, this production updates this conflict to reflect contemporary sensibilities, centering the questions of what it means to love truly, and how to endure pain and loss. George Frideric Handel brought baroque opera to its apogee, as his compositional brilliance amplified music’s distinct power to communicate drama. Opera began as an experiment to demonstrate music’s ability to reveal and manipulate the emotions behind a text, as opposed to solely mimicking the words. Baroque music relies heavily on a technique of bittersweet dissonance resolving into consoling consonance, which impacts a listener viscerally. The term “baroque” connotes this kind of lavish intensity, which captivates audiences’ passions, bringing them personally into the experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 27
6:30 pm

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Concerts, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Handel's Masterpiece Orlando: Hero of Love&nbsp;in a Garden

Classical Music | Lungs of the City: Olmsted's Parks in Music


A program of new chamber music commemorating the 2022 bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted. In this concert, American Wild Ensemble, a septet of winds, strings, and percussion, will perform eight new works inspired by Olmsted-designed parks. The program includes newly commissioned works by composers Oliver Caplan, Nell Shaw Cohen, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Libby Meyer, Ayumi Okada, Justin Ralls, Christina Rusnak, and Ryan Suleiman. Seating won't be provided, please bring your own chairs and blankets.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 27
6:30 pm

Free
Concerts, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Lungs of the City: Olmsted's Parks in Music

Discussion | Einstein's Last Trip: Reading and Discussion


Albert Einstein died on April 18, 1955 at the hospital of Princeton. On the same day, pathologist Thomas Harvey not only performed the autopsy on the body, but also removed the famous physicist's brain, apparently to examine it. Einstein's body was cremated, the unlawfully removed brain however stayed in possession of the pathologist, who refused to give it back for the next 50 years. This bizarre, yet historically accurate story provides a base to talk about philosophical implications of modern physics which have changed our world view fundamentally. Franzobel's novel plot evolves: The brain begins to talk to Harvey, making him decide to free Einstein's unredeemed soul. A fifty-year-long road trip begins, leading Harvey and the brain to a Jewish ghost exorcism, a psychologist and to Woodstock, a protest rally of a civil rights movement, they experience the moon landing and visit an Indian Guru. Harvey tries to excite the brain for different religions - with mediocre success. Orthodox Jews take it for a Dibbuk, Christians want an exorcism and for an Indian cult it is reason for a collective suicide. This is an evening of reading and discussion with Franzobel on May 27. The audience will get a sneak-peek into the author Franzobel's not-yet published manuscript "Einsteins letzte Reise" ("Einstein's last trip"), translated to English by Ross Benjamin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 27
7:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Einstein's Last Trip: Reading and Discussion

Opera | Rossini's The Barber of Seville in the Park


New York City Opera's staged, costumed, and live music-supported production of Rossini's oprea. Rossini's sparkling music animates the hijinks of Figaro, opera's most famous barber.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 27
7:00 pm

Free
Concerts, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Rossini's The Barber of Seville in the Park

Concert | Versatile Indie Singer/Songwriter


Christine Chanel is an indie soul-pop singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Westchester. She is best known for delivering powerful vocals with resonant hooks and emotionally charged lyrics alongside her dynamic backing band, The Roster. With genres ranging from rhythm & blues to reggae, rock, pop and funk, Chanel knows how to captivate an audience in a commanding way.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm

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Concerts, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Versatile Indie Singer/Songwriter

Concert | The Music of Bob Dylan by Acclaimed Musicians


The music of Bob Dylan with bandleader, vocalist, keyboardist Jonny Rosch & his All-Star Friends Band.  Featuring Steve Holley on Drums (Paul McCartney & Wings), Mick Gaffney on Guitar (Paul Simon, Billy Joel), Matt Beck on Pedal Steel/Mandolin (Rod Stewart, Matchbox 20), Frank Gravis on Bass (Etta James, Phoebe Snow)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm

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Concerts, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, The Music of Bob Dylan by Acclaimed Musicians

Film | Crimson Tide (1995): Mutiny on a Submarine, with Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington


On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy Captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so. Director: Tony Scott Stars: Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Matt Craven 116 min. Movie starts at sunset
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 27
8:00 pm

Free
Films, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Crimson Tide (1995): Mutiny on a Submarine, with Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington

Classical Music | Ancient and Ecstatic: Orchestral Works by J.S. Bach, and More


Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra; Stephanie Zyzak, Violin; Chris Whittaker, Music Director Program Christopher Theofanidis Peace Love Light YOUMEONE from Visions & Miracles J.S. Bach Contrapunctus 1-4 from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 Sufjan Stevens Suite from “Run Rabbit Run” (arr. by Michael P. Atkinson) Stacy Garrop Lo Yisa Goy Clarice Assad Dreamscapes  Adolphus Hailstork Sonata de Chiesa About the Program Music inspired by the ineffable and the divine. Christopher Theofanidis’ work from Visions and Miracles is taken from the words of Timothy Leary and inspired by Spanish medieval music. Sufjan Steven’s wordless song cycle is an “aural environment” for the animals of the Chinese zodiac arranged for string orchestra by Michael P. Atkinson. Clarice Assad’s Dreamscapes is a dazzling meditation on the workings of the unconscious mind featuring violinist Stephanie Zyzak; Stacy Garrop’s Lo Yisa Goy is a wordless utterance of the Hebrew prayer for peace. The program concludes with Adolphus Hailstork’s “Church Sonata,” inspired by the composer's fascination with cathedrals. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 27
8:00 pm

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Concerts, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Ancient and Ecstatic: Orchestral Works by J.S. Bach, and More

Dance Performance | Crossroads: Dance and Film


Crossroads is a dance, film, and cross-disciplinary performance series that will feature works by 10 artists with diverse aesthetic and conceptual approaches to performance and storytelling. The series centers the voices of queer, BIPOC, and feminist artists. The format provides artists with both an opportunity to present work in a low-pressure setting that encourages experimentation, and space to share their creative practices with other artists and audiences. The series is multigenerational, focusing on community to foster a network of support, exchange, and dialogue. In addition to the performances, Crossroads offers workshops by participating artists and collaborators. Features Angel Acuña, Yoshiko Chuma, Symara Johnson, Anabella Lenzu, Amanda Loulaki,Molly&Nola, Doron Perk, Paz Tanjuaquio, Dane Terry, and Pioneers Go East Collective.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 27
8:00 pm

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Dance Performances, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Crossroads: Dance and Film

Jazz | Grammy-Nominated Mexican Singer (online)


New York-based, Grammy-nominated Mexican singer and composer Magos Herrera is one of the most expressive, beautiful voices in the contemporary Latin American jazz scene. Herrera is best known for her eloquent vocal improvisation and her bold style, which embraces elements of contemporary jazz with Latin American melodies and rhythms, in a style that elegantly blends boundaries. In her return to our stage, she is joined by the Magos Herrera Quartet, an acoustic quartet that incorporates harmonic jazz principles and improvisational elements. Magos Herrera Quartet and a string quartet comprised of members of the orchestral collective The Knights will present music that Magos produced during the COVID isolation. The program will include new arrangements commissioned by Americas Society, songs included in the 2020 album Con Alma, and new original music written by Herrera with support from a Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works grant.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Park | Raya and the Last Dragon (2021): Animated Adventure


In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. Directors: Don Hall, Carlos Lopez Estrada, Paul Briggs Stars: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan 107 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 27
8:30 pm

Free
Movie in a Parks, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Raya and the Last Dragon (2021): Animated Adventure

Birdwatching | Bird Walk in the Park


Explore the park's ecologically diverse grounds and celebrate a long tradition of birding in the park. Look for various species of resident and migratory birds and discuss a wide range of avian topics. The walk will be led by a New York City Audubon guide. Saturdays, April 16-June 25, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 28
9:00 am

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Birdwatching | Birding: Warbler Watch


Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see spring migratory birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am

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Birdwatchings, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Birding: Warbler Watch

Birdwatching | Birding: Spring Migration


Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see spring migratory birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a birding adventure around Fort Greene Park looking for spring migrants such as warblers, sparrows and birds of prey.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am

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Birdwatchings, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Birding: Spring Migration

Birdwatching | Introduction to Birdwatching Walk


Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you. A member of the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Park Alliance lead an introductory walk to learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit the Park through all seasons. All levels are welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Saturdays, March 26-September 17, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am

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Birdwatchings, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Introduction to Birdwatching Walk

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 28
10:00 am

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Park Walks, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 28
10:00 am

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Fairs, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Street Fair

Fair | Street Market: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More


Shop for vintage clothing, furniture, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, art, handicrafts, and more.  Every Sat, Sun 10 am - 5 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Street Market: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More

Workshop | Dance Fitness


Get and stay fit in this outdoor class. Saturdays, May 7-Sept. 24, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 28
11:00 am

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Workshops, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Dance Fitness

Performance | New York Yo-Yo Show


What do you get when you combine the singing and dancing of the Broadway Theater with jaw-dropping yoyo skills? You get The New York Yoyo Show!  Brian Kilmowski (the yoyo guy) gives a truly unique performance and free yoyo lessons. Attendees will be captivated with advanced yoyo demos, Broadway-style musical numbers, modern yoyo magic, and the grand finale, featuring the World's Longest Yoyo String.   The New York Yoyo Show is for people of all ages and skill levels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am

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Performances, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, New York Yo-Yo Show

Hike | Waterfront Meditation Hike


Urban Park Rangers lead a walk along the waterfront while we meditate and find inner peace and tranquility to the sounds of waterways in the distance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 28
11:00 am

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Festival | 27th Annual Arts Festival: Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Cabaret, Street Fair, and More


Join the fun of this annual festival of the arts: music, dance, kids' entertainment, theater, poetry, video and more. Outdoors: food vendors, performances, cultural fair Indoors: variety acts, theatrical performances (Proof of vaccination will be required for all indoor events)
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, May 28
12:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, 27th Annual Arts Festival: Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Cabaret, Street Fair, and More

Festival | Japan Performing Arts Early Summer Festival


Japan Per-form-ing Arts presents their free Ear-ly Sum-mer Fes-ti-val. Japan-ese food ven-dors, per-for-mances, a play-ground area, kimono dress-ing demon-stra-tions and work-shops on Awaodori and Gujo Odori.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, May 28
12:00 pm

Free
Festivals, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Japan Performing Arts Early Summer Festival

Park Walk | Meditation Through Movement Walk


Enjoy the beautiful wooded setting of the park's trails through a guided meditative walk. Easy walking terrain. Sundays and Saturdays through June 30, 2022.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 28
12:00 pm

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Park Walks, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Meditation Through Movement Walk

Workshop | Art en Plein Air


An instructor from the Art Students League leads a visual exploration of our beautiful park. Learn to draw or paint from observation with your favorite drawing supplies. No experience is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 28
1:00 pm

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Workshops, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Art en Plein Air

Birdwatching | Birding: Raptors


Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see birds of prey. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Birding: Raptors

Hike | Discovery Hike: Urban Forest


Urban Park Rangers guide you through the city’s very own forest. Learn about the importance and benefits of trees in urban areas in this immersive nature walk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Hikes, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Discovery Hike: Urban Forest

Performance | Flux Saturday: An Experimental Sound Event


An experimental sound event featuring performances and sound installations. Performers from the NYC area working in sound art, generative artmaking practices, live-coding, homemade instruments, art and code, experimental voice, modular synth and more will present their work at Flux Factory This event is held in conjunction with Drone Day, an annual celebration of drone, community and experimental sounds. Performances will be held outside. Sound installa-ions will be presented indoors and outdoors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Flux Saturday: An Experimental Sound Event

Classical Music | Ancient and Ecstatic: Orchestral Works by J.S. Bach, and More


Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra; Stephanie Zyzak, Violin; Chris Whittaker, Music Director Program Christopher Theofanidis Peace Love Light YOUMEONE from Visions & Miracles J.S. Bach Contrapunctus 1-4 from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 Sufjan Stevens Suite from “Run Rabbit Run” (arr. by Michael P. Atkinson) Stacy Garrop Lo Yisa Goy Clarice Assad Dreamscapes  Adolphus Hailstork Sonata de Chiesa About the Program Music inspired by the ineffable and the divine. Christopher Theofanidis’ work from Visions and Miracles is taken from the words of Timothy Leary and inspired by Spanish medieval music. Sufjan Steven’s wordless song cycle is an “aural environment” for the animals of the Chinese zodiac arranged for string orchestra by Michael P. Atkinson. Clarice Assad’s Dreamscapes is a dazzling meditation on the workings of the unconscious mind featuring violinist Stephanie Zyzak; Stacy Garrop’s Lo Yisa Goy is a wordless utterance of the Hebrew prayer for peace. The program concludes with Adolphus Hailstork’s “Church Sonata,” inspired by the composer's fascination with cathedrals. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 28
3:00 pm

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Concerts, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Ancient and Ecstatic: Orchestral Works by J.S. Bach, and More

City Walk | Harlem AIDS Tribute Walk


This walk honors sites, people, and histories of Harlem critical to understanding the artistic and creative aspects of the AIDS epidemic. The tribute walk will visit the last addresses of Elks Lodge, Lenox Lounge, B. Michael Hunter, and the Minority Task Force on AIDS, with contributions from speakers Tracey Africa, David Ultima, Michael Henry Adams, Robert Penn, and Suki Terada Ports.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm

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City Walks, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Harlem AIDS Tribute Walk

Performance | Islands in the Sea: Performance Art


Artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya transforms the site that honors the grieving process. Nine sculptures serve as beacons of reflection, lighting a path forward from losses that so many of us have suffered in the last few years. With this installation, visitors engage in a ritual reminiscent of Loi Krathong, a celebrated Thai festival of gratitude, forgiveness, and respect. Participants are invited to release a floating vessel to carry away their burdens, worries, or grief gently into the pool. Each vessel reflects the sky as it drifts along the water, forming a flotilla of shared struggle. The installation serves as a gentle reminder that while grief never fully leaves us, we can temper sorrow by embracing the many forms that grief and healing may take.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm

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Opera | Handel's Masterpiece Orlando: Hero of Love in a Garden


Hans Tashjian, Bass; Jeffrey Mandelbaum, Countertenor; Elyse Anne Kakacek, Lyric Soprano; Heather Hill, Soprano; Hai-Ting Chinn, Mezzo Soprano; Rebecca Pechefsky, Harpsichordist, Baroque String Quartet (Rebecca Nelson, Rafa Prendergast, Jessica Park & Cullen O'Neil) Orlando, a knight from the Crusades, is originally the central character of an epic poem by Ludovico Ariosto. The story dramatizes his struggle between love and military glory. However, this production updates this conflict to reflect contemporary sensibilities, centering the questions of what it means to love truly, and how to endure pain and loss. George Frideric Handel brought baroque opera to its apogee, as his compositional brilliance amplified music's distinct power to communicate drama. Opera began as an experiment to demonstrate music's ability to reveal and manipulate the emotions behind a text, as opposed to solely mimicking the words. Baroque music relies heavily on a technique of bittersweet dissonance resolving into consoling consonance, which impacts a listener viscerally. The term "baroque" connotes this kind of lavish intensity, which captivates audiences' passions, bringing them personally into the experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, May 28
6:30 pm

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Concerts, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Handel's Masterpiece Orlando: Hero of Love in a Garden

Book Discussion | Art Worker: Doing Time in the New York Artworld


Alan Moore’s memoir that casts a raking light on a classic period in cultural history—the 70s and 80s in downtown Manhattan. Confirmed participants in the panel discussion: Marc H. Miller, Yasmin Ramirez, Leonard Abrams, Alan W. Moore, Stephen Zacks. The New York City artworld of the late 20th century seems far more fluid and changeable, with many more positions for its different actors to inhabit than the artworld of today. The market rules in all spheres of image-making, enforced by super-high valuations of traditional artwork, and global social media and streaming platforms. From art critic and video artist to radical organizer and academic, Moore played multiple roles in a seething scene of art galleries, nightclubs, and small publications. Written in an accessible style, Art Worker is in three parts, with characters, anecdotes, footnotes, and an extensive bibliography. It’s a book by a scholar written for a general audience.
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Book Discussions, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Art Worker: Doing Time in the New York Artworld

Classical Music | Ancient and Ecstatic: Orchestral Works by J.S. Bach, and More


Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra; Stephanie Zyzak, Violin; Chris Whittaker, Music Director Program Christopher Theofanidis Peace Love Light YOUMEONE from Visions & Miracles J.S. Bach Contrapunctus 1-4 from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 Sufjan Stevens Suite from “Run Rabbit Run” (arr. by Michael P. Atkinson) Stacy Garrop Lo Yisa Goy Clarice Assad Dreamscapes  Adolphus Hailstork Sonata de Chiesa About the Program Music inspired by the ineffable and the divine. Christopher Theofanidis’ work from Visions and Miracles is taken from the words of Timothy Leary and inspired by Spanish medieval music. Sufjan Steven’s wordless song cycle is an “aural environment” for the animals of the Chinese zodiac arranged for string orchestra by Michael P. Atkinson. Clarice Assad’s Dreamscapes is a dazzling meditation on the workings of the unconscious mind featuring violinist Stephanie Zyzak; Stacy Garrop’s Lo Yisa Goy is a wordless utterance of the Hebrew prayer for peace. The program concludes with Adolphus Hailstork’s “Church Sonata,” inspired by the composer's fascination with cathedrals. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.
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Concerts, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Ancient and Ecstatic: Orchestral Works by J.S. Bach, and More

Dance Performance | Crossroads: Dance and Film


Crossroads is a dance, film, and cross-disciplinary performance series that will feature works by 10 artists with diverse aesthetic and conceptual approaches to performance and storytelling. The series centers the voices of queer, BIPOC, and feminist artists. The format provides artists with both an opportunity to present work in a low-pressure setting that encourages experimentation, and space to share their creative practices with other artists and audiences. The series is multigenerational, focusing on community to foster a network of support, exchange, and dialogue. In addition to the performances, Crossroads offers workshops by participating artists and collaborators. Features Angel Acuña, Yoshiko Chuma, Symara Johnson, Anabella Lenzu, Amanda Loulaki,Molly&Nola, Doron Perk, Paz Tanjuaquio, Dane Terry, and Pioneers Go East Collective.
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Dance Performances, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Crossroads: Dance and Film

Movie in a Park | Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World


A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, Maria Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo 102 min. Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie. Movie begins at dusk.
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Sat, May 28
8:30 pm

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Movie in a Parks, May 28, 2022, 05/28/2022, Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World

Fair | Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors


Search for hidden gems as you browse through 50-60 vendors of antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage and collectibles. There is also a selection of food vendors. Each Sat and Sun 8 am - 4 pm (year round).
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Fairs, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors

Workshop | Tai Chi on the Hudson


Silvana Pizzuti helps you learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen. Sundays, May 1-August 14, 2022
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Workshops, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, Tai Chi on the Hudson

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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10:00 am

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Fairs, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, Street Fair

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Tour | Historic Flatiron 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. Every Sunday.
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Sun, May 29
11:00 am

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Tours, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour

Park Walk | Meditation Through Movement Walk


Enjoy the beautiful wooded setting of the park's trails through a guided meditative walk. Easy walking terrain. Sundays and Saturdays through June 30, 2022.
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Sun, May 29
12:00 pm

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Park Walks, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, Meditation Through Movement Walk

Hike | Geology Hike


New York City is the site of ancient earth-shaking and earth-shaping events. The bedrock that anchors the city’s skyscrapers tells a story of a place going back more than a billion years. The island of Manhattan is built on three strata known as Manhattan Schist, Inwood Marble, and Fordham Gneiss.  
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Sun, May 29
1:00 pm

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Hikes, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, Geology Hike

Hike | Sensory Perception Hike


Engage your sense of touch, smell, sight, and hearing as you explore the natural world.
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Hikes, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, Sensory Perception Hike
Sun, May 29
2:00 pm

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Musicals, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, Broadway Actors in a Hit Musical
Sun, May 29
2:30 pm

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Plays, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, Broadway Actors in a Comedy at a Major NYC Theater
Sun, May 29
3:00 pm

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Plays, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, Broadway Actors in a Drama by One of NYC's Leading Theater Companies
Sun, May 29
3:00 pm

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Plays, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, Drama: Corporate Greed and Crime
Sun, May 29
3:00 pm

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Theaters, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, Stories Spanning Four Eras of American History

Festival | 27th Annual Arts Festival: Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Cabaret, Street Fair, and More


Join the fun of this annual festival of the arts: music, dance, kids' entertainment, theater, poetry, video and more. Outdoors: food vendors, performances, cultural fair Indoors: variety acts, theatrical performances (Proof of vaccination will be required for all indoor events)
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Sun, May 29
6:00 pm

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Festivals, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, 27th Annual Arts Festival: Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Cabaret, Street Fair, and More
Sun, May 29
7:00 pm

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Musicals, May 29, 2022, 05/29/2022, Broadway Actors in a Hit Musical
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Broadway | Broadway Show: Fabulous Cast.. Absorbing

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Play | Broadway Actors in a Drama by One of NYC's Leading Theater Companies

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