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June 19, 2018. Free shows, concerts, movies, tours are NYC best kept secret! New York City never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September.

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 if you looking for something to do in April or November, December or February, you will find tons of free things to do, free events to go to.

So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, June 19, 2018!

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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, June 19, 2018!

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Club Free Time is your perfect guide to Free Entertainment and Free Culture in the City That Never Sleeps.

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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 (June 19, 2018) 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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Get a taste of free culture and free entertainment in New York City (NYC)!

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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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The quality and quantity of
free events,
free things to do
that happen in New York City
every day of the year
is truly amazing.

So don't miss the opportunities
that only New York provides:
stop wondering what to do;
start taking advantage of
free things to do,
free events to go to
in NYC
today!

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Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides:
  • free concerts in NYC
  • free movies in NYC
  • free jazz in NYC
  • free poetry readings in NYC
  • free tours/hikes in NYC
  • free city walks in NYC
  • free Yoga /Tai Chi in NYC
  • fairs and parades in NYC
  • free theater in NYC
  • free tickets to concerts, theater and dance performances in NYC

'New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.' (The New York Times article about Club Free Time).

54 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC) today:
Tuesday, June 19, 2018,

All events, things to do today, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Tai Chi in the Park

Workshop | Tai Chi Class


Improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination in this Taijiquan class open to beginner and experienced alike. This martial art, created in the 19th century in Beijing, China, is a gentle, non-impact exercise benefiting both body and mind. Practitioners Tina and Juan want you to join them in their practice—northern Wu style.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Tai Chi Class

Workshop | Kundalini Yoga


Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Workshops, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Kundalini Yoga

Workshop | Yoga Outdoors


Perfect your downward dog under the trees at the 16th season of outdoor yoga classes presented by KeVita. A colorful selection of mats is provided by Gaiam.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Clipper Race Open Boat Tours


Step on board one of the identical Clipper 70 yachts for a tour from crew members who have competed in this unique race. Have a glimpse at what life is like above and below decks to find out where the crews race, eat, sleep and navigate as they sail around the clock for up to four and a half weeks at a time. June 18-23, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Clipper Race Open Boat Tours

Workshop | Zumba Gold Workshop


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip-Hop and more. Enthusiastic Instruction creates fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Zumba Gold Workshop

Lesson | Chinese chess


Strategy board game for two players. Learning, interacting and having fun with Chinese chess.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Lessons, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Chinese chess

Workshop | Yoga Outdoors


Perfect your downward dog under the trees at the 16th season of outdoor yoga classes presented by KeVita. A colorful selection of mats is provided by Gaiam.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Yoga Outdoors

Workshop | Beginner's Crochet Class


At the end of the class you’ll learn the basics and beyond. Please bring your own materials.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Beginner's Crochet Class

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, take your pick!


Tours take place at various times during the day, all day long: SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, take your pick!

Film | Thor: Ragnarok (2017): superhero film based on the Marvel Comics


Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld. Director:Taika Waititi Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett. 130 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Thor: Ragnarok (2017): superhero film based on the Marvel Comics

Reading | Garden Reading


The weather is finally warm and beautiful! Why not enjoy a nice book in a beautiful courtyard. *Space is limited! To ensure everyone has a chance to read in the courtyard, sessions will be 1 hour long. If no one is waiting, you may be granted extra time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Readings, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Garden Reading

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen


The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen

Film | 12 strong (2018): War Drama


A story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. Director: Nicolai Fuglsig. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña. 130 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, 12 strong (2018): War Drama

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


Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart’s delight. Luiz Simas plays Brazilian and American genres of jazz
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Talk |


Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1994 and a theatre critic in 2002. He began contributing to the magazine in 1989, writing pieces for The Talk of the Town. Previosuly, Als was a staff writer for The Village Voice and an editor-at-large at Vibe. Als edited the catalogue for the 1994-95 Whitney Museum of American Art exhibition Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free
Talks, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Hilton Als, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Theater Critic for The New Yorker

Workshop | Public Speaking


Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. The program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Public Speaking

Classical Music |


Hailed by the New Yorker as “expert and versatile musicians,” NOVUS NY String Quartet perform works by Webern and more. This concert is a part of a concert series focused on the complete works of Anton Webern; the trademark of the series is the juxtaposition of early and modern music. Program Webern (1883-1945) 5 Sätze für Streichquartett, Op. 5 Webern (1883-1945) Bagatellen für Streichquartett, Op. 9 Webern (1883-1945) Streichquartett, Op. 28 Webern (1883-1945) Streichtrio, Op. 20 Epstein (b.1959) Hidden Flower and Phosphene Anton Webern, the noted Austrian composer and conductor, remembered for his atonal and serial works, was one of the key figures in the Second Viennese School. Unfortunately, with the rise of Nazis, his music was banned and he spent the last decade of his life in financial constraint and musical isolation. He was not very prolific composer, publishing only 31 works during his lifetime. Yet, he left a great impression with his radical compositions, influencing both his contemporaries and younger generations of musicians.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, A celebration of music by Anton Webern

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Workshop | Knitting in the Park


Cast on al fresco with fellow enthusiasts and experts to guide your knits and purls. Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided. Classes are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Play Mahjong


Mahjong, the popular game of skill, strategy, and luck, was created in China and has been beloved by Americans since the 1920s. With similarities to rummy card games, mahjong is played using beautiful tiles by groups of four people. Join the fun! Play the strategy game or learn while you play. All are welcome, from novices to experienced players and are welcome to play free of charge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Play Mahjong

Park Walk | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Heart of the Park Tour

Workshop | Marketing Research


How to research the 5 P's (Product, People, Price, Plan, and Promotion) to help you arrive at informed marketing decisions, increasing the potential for your business to grow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:15 pm
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Workshops, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Marketing Research

Workshop | Drop-In Chess


Play the popular strategy game while getting pointers and advice from an expert. Chess improves concentration, problem-solving, and strategic planning – plus it’s fun. For ages 5 and up (adults welcome).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Workshops, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Drop-In Chess

Museums |


Spend the evening exploring museums and historical sites which are within walking distance from one another in one of the most diverse and concentrated groups of museums in the world. All for free For visitors of all ages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Museumss, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, 13 Museums - all for free

Dance Performance |


One of the largest street dance companies in New York City performs a site-responsive intervention at the birthplace of the modern United States and in front of the New York Stock Exchange, a symbol of corporate America. Directed by choreographer Marguerite Hemmings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, One of the Largest Street Dance Companies

Workshop | Tuesday Trivia


Grab a team and join this weekly al fresco battle of the wits! Fun prizes go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Teams must be 4 people or fewer. Hosted by TriviaNYC.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Meditation at the Library


Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Club | Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner


By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They’ve even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and “retire” them. But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force. In his works Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) explored philosophical, social, and political themes, with stories dominated by monopolistic corporations, alternative universes, authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness. 
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Book Clubs, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner

Lesson | Speaking Techniques: breath control, articulation, pronunciation and more


This program can be helpful to anyone interested in making the most of their speech delivery and in polishing their pronunciation. During each class students will learn the basics of breath control, articulation, pronunciation and resonance. They will perform simple and easy exercises related to theater and performance skills. The tools presented to the participants will be based on various disciplines, including: Yogic Breathing, Theater/Acting exercises to warm up for a performance, Movement/Dance centering techniques, and Meditation/Grounding exercises, including the use of the voice to both relax and center the individual. Upcoming dates: Tuesdays, June 19th, July 3rd, 17th and 31st at 6 PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Speaking Techniques: breath control, articulation, pronunciation and more

Discussion |


How are women, and artists, “seen” and judged by their age, race, and looks? And how does this seeing change, depending upon what is asked of the viewer? In her new memoir, Old in Art School, best-selling historian and visual artist Nell Painter explores these questions with curiosity, openness, and joy—the joy of embracing creativity, dreams, the importance of hard work, and the stubborn determination of your own value. She will be joined in conversation to discuss this and more with Sarah Lewis, esteemed scholar, curator, and author of The Rise. First Come, First Seated. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Discussions, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Best-selling historian and visual artist Nell Painter discusses her new memoir Old in Art School

Workshop | HIIT Workshop


Veteran Donald Calliste leads exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive even after your workout is done. Please bring a mat. Every Tuesday from June 5-October 30, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Pilates in the Park


Join Melissa Ricci of Base Fitness for a flowing, multi-level Pilates Mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy. Bring your own mat. Every Tuesday from June 5-July 24, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Pilates in the Park

Workshop | Yoga in the Park


Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at evening yoga classes. Bring a mat and join an instructor from Sweet Water Dance and Yoga to strengthen your muscles while taking in views of the sunset on water. Every Tuesday from June 5-September 11, 2018.
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Workshop | Yoga in the Evening


Come to a beautiful park for a yoga class. This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Every Tuesday from June 5-August 28, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Yoga in the Evening

Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Take a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. Every Tuesday from June 5-26, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Stargazing in the City

Poetry Reading | The Poets of Antrim House Books


Featuring the poets: Myra Shapiro Brad Davis Ellen Rachlin Marjory Wentworth Amir Or
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, The Poets of Antrim House Books

Author Reading | Little Moments of Love: Sweet Comics About Relationships


A sweet collection of comics by Catana Chetwynd about the simple, precious, silly, everyday moments that make up a relationship.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Little Moments of Love: Sweet Comics About Relationships

Author Reading | What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City


Author Mona Hanna-Attisha tells the dramatic story of the Flint water crisis—the signature environmental disaster of our time—and an inspiring tale of scientific resistance by a relentless physician who stood up to power. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

Author Reading | Call Me American: From Somalia to America


Author Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar. As a child, he learned English by listening to American pop artists like Michael Jackson and watching films starring action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger. When U.S. marines landed in Mogadishu to take on the warlords, Abdi cheered the arrival of these real Americans, who seemed as heroic as those of the movies. Sporting American clothes and dance moves, he became known around Mogadishu as Abdi American, but when the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab rose to power in 2006, it suddenly became dangerous to celebrate Western culture. Desperate to make a living, Abdi used his language skills to post secret dispatches to NPR and the Internet, which found an audience of worldwide listeners. But as life in Somalia grew more dangerous, Abdi was left with no choice but to flee to Kenya as a refugee. In an amazing stroke of luck, Abdi won entrance to the U.S. in the annual visa lottery, though his route to America--filled with twists and turns and a harrowing sequence of events that nearly stranded him in Nairobi--did not come easily. Parts of his story were first heard on the BBC World Service and This American Life. Now a proud resident of Maine, on the path to citizenship, Abdi Nor Iftin's dramatic, deeply stirring memoir is truly a story for our time: a vivid reminder of why western democracies still beckon to those looking to make a better life. Abdi Nor Iftin currently lives in Portland, Maine, where he works as an interpreter for Somalis who have immigrated to the state. Abdi was accepted to the University of Southern Maine, where he will be studying political science.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Call Me American: From Somalia to America

Play |


In fair Verona, the long-standing feud between families Montague and Capulet cause tragic results for their respective children, Romeo and Juliet. After meeting at a masked ball, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, only to discover the surname of their beloved. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the lovers to take drastic measures. In the end, both families learn the perils of needless violence. This summer will bring to life one of Shakespeare's most well known tragedies in a dynamic adaptationt. They will transform the park into Verona, with six actors playing all the roles in this fast-paced tour de force production. Tuesdays-Sundays, June 5-24
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Romeo & Juliet: Shakespeare's Classic Tale of Two 'Star-Cross'd Lovers'

Film | Siri Derkert Trilogy by Teresia Björk: Documentary on Dancer/Choreographer


Siri Derkert Trilogy by Teresia Björk follows the development of performances by dancer/ choreographer Teresia Björk, interpreting the works of 20th-century Swedish arts pioneer Siri Derkert through dance. Working with composers Per Åhlund, Manoli Moriarty, and Martin Landquist, Björk has staged the trilogy throughout Sweden. Following the screening, the artist will present a discussion on the performances. Directors: Håkan Larsson and Bengt Wanselius
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Films, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Siri Derkert Trilogy by Teresia Björk: Documentary on Dancer/Choreographer
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Plays, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Drama by Tony winner
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Plays, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Drama
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Plays, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Broadway actors in a drama
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Plays, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Broadway actors in a drama

Jazz |


Port Mande is the collaborative partnership between clarinetist Mark Dover of Imani Winds and pianist/producer Jeremy Jordan. Dover and Jordan’s artistic partnership is a blend of all of their vast musical influences – both having worked prolifically in classical, jazz, hip hop, gospel, pop, and world music scenes. Port Mande’s mission is to bring all cultures of people together by embracing music of every genre. Extolled by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “what triumph sounds like”, Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Since 1997, the Grammy nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Mix of classical, jazz, gospel, pop and more

Book Club | Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue


In the fall of 2007, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Their situation only improves when Jende's wife Neni is hired as household help. But in the course of their work, Jende and Neni begin to witness infidelities, skirmishes, and family secrets. Then, with the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, a tragedy changes all four lives forever, and the Jongas must decide whether to continue fighting to stay in a recession-ravaged America or give up and return home to Cameroon. Imbolo Mbue holds a B.S. from Rutgers University and an M.A. from Columbia University. Behold the Dreamers was selected by Oprah Winfrey for her book club.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Film | My Father's Land (2016): Caribbean Reunion Documentary


Papa Jah, a humble gardener, has lived in the Bahamas for 40 years. He returns to Haiti to see his 103-year-old father and reunite with the land he left. 53 min. Directors: Miquel Galofre, Tyler Johnson
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Films, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, My Father's Land (2016): Caribbean Reunion Documentary

Classical Music |


The Festival Chamber Ensemble; Ariadne Greif, soprano. Program Haydn (1732-1809) Divertimento # 14 In C Major, Hob Ii: 11 (1765) Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Assobio a Játo (1950)  Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959) Nonet for wind ensemble and strings (1959) Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) Hipocondrie quintet (1723) About the Program Joseph Haydn was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio and his contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet". Heitor Villa-Lobos is a Brazilian composer and one of the foremost Latin American composers of the 20th century, whose music combines indigenous melodic and rhythmic elements with Western classical music. Bohuslav Jan Martinů was a Czech composer of modern classical music. In the early 1930s he found his main fount for compositional style, the neoclassicism as developed by Stravinsky. With this, he expanded to become a prolific composer, quickly composing chamber, orchestral, choral and instrumental works. His use of the piano obbligato became his signature.  Jan Dismas Zelenka was a Czech composer and musician of the Baroque period. His music is admired for its harmonic inventiveness and counterpoint.
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Concerts, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, The Festival Chamber Ensemble performs pieces by Haydn and more

Classical Music | Chamber orchestra performs works by composers from Italy, Canada and more


Max Lifchitz conducts the North/South Chamber Orchestra in a program featuring works by modern composers from Italy, Canada, and the US. Program Douglas Hedwig Movable Borders  Max Lifchitz Forget Me Not Carla Magnan Una Stanza per Judith Leslie Opatril Caldera About the Performers Since 1980, North/South Consonance has garnered widespread praise for its eloquent performances of music by composers of our time. The Philadelphia Inquirer praised  them for "enthusiastic performances...enough to express the boiling power of the music",The Washington Post declared that their music contains "intriguing instrumental works, works that span the emotions from pain to ecstasy." New York Times praised Max Lifchitz for his "clean, measured and sensitive performances".
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Concerts, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Chamber orchestra performs works by composers from Italy, Canada and more

Movie in a Park | Logan (2017): superhero saga with Hugh Jackman, one of the top ten films of 2017 (outdoors)


In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces. Directed by James Mangold. Arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot.You can bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. First come first served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, Logan (2017): superhero saga with Hugh Jackman, one of the top ten films of 2017 (outdoors)
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Concerts, June 19, 2018, 06/19/2018, The Great American Songbook
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Classical Music | Choral works by Fauré and more

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