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September 29, 2023. Free shows, free concerts, free movies, free tours, free readings, worshops, lectures, etc.  are New York's best kept secret! Learn all about it and do not miss the unique opportunities that only New York provides: NYC never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's day or night, weekday or weekend, summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September. If you are looking for inexpensive things to do and where to go in Manhattan today, tonight, tomorrow, or any other time, or any other day of any week - you came to the right place: just click on any day on the calendar dispayed on the every page of our site and you will see how many events you can attend in Manhattan free of charge on that very day.

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. (In June, July and August lots of those free events take place outdoors, of course).

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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!

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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 (September 29, 2023) 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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36 free  things to do in New York City (NYC) today:
Friday, September 29, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
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Workshops, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Tai Chi

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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Tours, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
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Workshops, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Adult Zumba

Festival | Heiva Pasifika: Pacific Islander Festival


Heiva Pasifika is a two-day festival celebrating  Pacific Islander culture with music, dancing, singing, drumming, arts & crafts, and more. Over 37,000 Pacific Islanders live in New York—now, Te Ao Mana brings their culture and ancient genius of their tupuna, or ancestors, to the city through a free festival called Heiva Pasifika NYC. In Tahitian, the word Heiva refers to cultural activities, pastimes, physical exercise, and festivals. Music, dancing, singing, and sporting events have always held an important place in Polynesian communities, and they are the centerpiece of this two-day festival. At Heiva Pasifika NYC 2023, visitors can experience an Ori Tahiti competition, cultural showcases of Pacific Island talent, an exhibition of work by artists and artisans, an array of specialized cultural workshops and master classes, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Heiva Pasifika: Pacific Islander Festival

Dance Performance | A Performance by Alvin Ailey Dance Students (online thru Oct 3)


In celebration of the program’s 25th anniversary, stream a stunning performance by BFA students. The concert features original ballets by emerging and established choreographers who created their work on the students in the program. These talented dancers train in a conservatory setting while also earning their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (and sometimes adding a second academic major).
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Dance Performances, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, A Performance by Alvin Ailey Dance Students (online thru Oct 3)

Lecture | Addicted to Propaganda: How Russians Learned to Trust the Kremlin's Falsehoods


When Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the world was shocked to learn how often Russians fell for the Kremlin's pro-war propaganda pushed through loyal state media. Some citizens even trusted television reports more than they believed their own family members in Ukraine. In his talk, Dr. Anton Shirikov will explain how authoritarian media can gain and cultivate such public trust, presenting evidence from surveys and experiments he conducted in Russia in recent years. He will discuss whether Russians are-as scholars often think-sophisticated and discerning news consumers, why they find propaganda messages credible, and why so few of them seek alternative information sources. This research offers insights into how Vladimir Putin's regime manages public opinion and maintains acceptance of the war.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Addicted to Propaganda: How Russians Learned to Trust the Kremlin's Falsehoods

Book Discussion | Alphabetical Disorder: The Last Window-Giraffe at 25 (in-person and online)


Celebrate International Translation Day and the US publication of The Last Window-Giraffe, Hungarian author Péter Zilahy’s groundbreaking fictional memoir of the 1996 protests in Belgrade. Translated by the late Tim Wilkinson and published by Sandorf Passage with a foreword by Marina Abramović, the new edition marks the 25th anniversary of the book’s original release, and the 25th country in which it has appeared. With ongoing wars and autocrats vying for power around the world, this meditation on life under a dictatorship, modeled after a Hungarian primary school textbook, continues to speak to us both as a history lesson and a warning about what the future can hold.  Author Péter Zilahy will be joined by two of his book’s translators, married couple Mari Alföldy and Viacheslav Sereda, for conversation and readings from the Hungarian, Dutch, Russian, and English versions of the book.
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Book Discussions, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Alphabetical Disorder: The Last Window-Giraffe at 25 (in-person and online)

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, 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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Concerts, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Book Discussion | Ukraine Is Not Dead Yet: A Family Story of Exile and Return (in-person and online)


Author Megan Buskey presents her family's story of exile and return to Ukraine, in discussion with Brigid O'Keeffe, Professor, Brooklyn College. When Megan Buskey’s grandmother Anna dies in Cleveland in 2013, Megan is compelled in her grief to uncover and document her grandmother’s life in Ukraine. A Ukrainian American, Buskey returns to her family’s homeland and enlists her relatives there to help her in her quest—and discovers much more than she expected. The result is an extraordinary journey that traces one woman’s story across Ukraine’s difficult twentieth century, from a Galician village emerging from serfdom, to the “bloodlands” of Eastern Europe during World War II, to the Siberian hinterlands where Anna spent almost two decades in exile before receiving the rare opportunity to emigrate from the Soviet Union in the 1960s. In the course of her research, Megan encounters essential and sometimes disturbing aspects of recent Ukrainian history, such as Nazi collaboration, the rise and persistence of Ukrainian nationalism, and the shattering impact of Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022. Yet her wide-ranging inquiries keep leading her back to universal questions: What does family mean? How can you forge connections between generations that span different cultures, times, and places? And, perhaps most hauntingly, how can you best remember a complicated past that is at once foreign and personal?
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Book Discussions, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Ukraine Is Not Dead Yet: A Family Story of Exile and Return (in-person and 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: Deanna Witkowski.
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Film | One for the Money (2012) with Katherine Heigl


New Jersey native Stephanie Plum has plenty of attitude, even if she is broke after six months of unemployment. Desperate for money, Stephanie convinces her cousin to give her a job as a recovery agent with his bail-bond company. What she lacks in experience she makes up for in moxie, and she intends to bring in her cousin's biggest bail-jumper: Joe Morelli, a former vice cop and murder suspect who broke Stephanie's heart when she was in high school. Director: Julie Anne Robinson Cast: Katherine Heigl, Ana Reeder, Jason O'Mara, Daniel Sunjata, Patrick Fischler Katherine Heigl is an American actress. She played Izzie Stevens on the ABC television medical drama Grey's Anatomy from 2005 to 2010, a role that brought her recognition and accolades, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007.
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Films, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, One for the Money (2012) with&nbsp;Katherine Heigl

Film | Ticket to Paradise (2022) with Julia Roberts and George Clooney


David and Georgia, two divorced parents who can't stand each other, head to Bali after their daughter, Lily, announces her plans to marry a local islander she just met while on holiday. They decide to put aside their differences and work together to stop the wedding, believing that doing so will keep Lily from making a dreadful mistake similar to their own. Director: Ol Parker Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Kaitlyn Dever, Maxime Bouttier, Billie Lourd, Lucas Bravo Julia Roberts is an American actress known for her leading roles in films encompassing a variety of genres. She has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. After an early breakthrough with appearances in Mystic Pizza (1988) and Steel Magnolias (1989), Roberts established herself as a leading actress when she headlined the romantic comedy Pretty Woman (1990). She starred in numerous commercially successful films throughout the 1990s, including the romantic comedies My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), Notting Hill (1999), and Runaway Bride (1999), before winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the biographical drama Erin Brockovich (2000). Roberts achieved further film success in the following decades with Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), and more. She also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for the HBO television film The Normal Heart (2014). George Clooney is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including four Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards. Clooney started his career in television, gaining wide recognition in his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the NBC medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. He expanded to leading roles in films, with his breakthrough role in From Dusk till Dawn (1996), followed by superhero film Batman & Robin (1997), Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight (1998), David O. Russell's Three Kings, and the Coen brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). Greater stardom came from his starring role in Soderbergh's Ocean's film series from 2001 to 2007.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Ticket to Paradise (2022) with Julia Roberts and George Clooney

Film | The Emoji Movie (2017): animated science fiction comedy


Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could threaten their phone's very existence. Director: Tony Leondis Cast: Tarek Bishara, T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph
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Films, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, The Emoji Movie (2017): animated science fiction comedy

Poetry Reading | Creature, Wing, Heart, Machine: New Poetry


Poet L.S. McKee, through a series of narrative and lyric poems, follows the central protagonist, Alva, as she grapples with heartbreak, desire, mortality and her search for love in a world where both nature and relationships are increasingly shaped by technology. From the desert to MRI machines to online dating to the Large Hadron Collider to the flora and fauna of natural and imagined worlds, Alva seeks meaning and the keys to human connection.
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Poetry Readings, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Creature, Wing, Heart, Machine: New Poetry

Discussion | 2 Authors in Conversation


Readings by Kate Doyle and Dana Spiotta and a conversation with Darin Strauss, followed by a reception/signing. Kate Doyle is an American writer living in Amsterdam—before that in Ithaca, New York, and before that in New York City. Her debut story collection I Meant It Once was printed by Algonquin Books in the US (July, 2023) and Corsair in the UK (September, 2023). Dana Spiotta is the author of five novels: Wayward, a New York Times Critics’ Top Book of the Year; Innocents and Others (2016), winner of the St. Francis College Literary Prize and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Stone Arabia (2011), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Eat the Document (2006), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the American Academy’s Rosenthal Foundation Award; and Lightning Field (2001), a New York Times Notable Book. Darin Strauss is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Chang and Eng, The Real McCoy, and More Than it Hurts You.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, 2 Authors in Conversation

Festival | Astronomy Night


Astronomy Nights feature fun-filled and educational experiences for the whole family, including talks from leading scientists and activities and demos led by Museum educators. Local astronomers will be on hand with their high-powered telescopes to help visitors navigate the night sky and answer questions about astronomy and stargazing. Guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars or look through the telescopes of the experts. Schedule*: 5:30pm-7:30pm - Families and visitors with young children are invited to take part in drop-in activities. Activities include: Astronaut Self-Portrait: Create a portrait of yourself as one of the next astronauts to go to the Moon. Mission Medallion: Create a commemorative medallion for a future space mission. 5:30-7:30pm - Breath of Fresh Air: Guests will do a small science experiment to learn how astronauts clean CO2 out of the air they breathe in space. 6:00pm & 7:00pm - Poof! Life in a Vacuum Demonstration: Discover the importance of the Earth's atmosphere and why astronauts need to wear spacesuits. Using a bell jar and vacuum pump, Museum educators will mimic the vacuum of space and its effect on objects. 6:30pm-7:30pm - Special Featured Guest Discussion. The talk will take place in the Intrepid Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion. Live streaming of the conversation will be available if you can't make it in person to Intrepid Museum. View the live event on Facebook or YouTube. 7:00pm-9:00pm - Telescope viewing with observers from the Amateur Astronomers Association and Unistellar. Backed by partnerships with renowned scientific organizations, such as NASA and SETI Institute, Unistellar contributes to cutting-edge research on astronomical phenomena, including exoplanets, asteroids, comets, and more. (Weather Pending)
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Lecture | How George Sand Met "Germain" or Why We Still Need Handwriting


Professor Evelyne Ender (Johns Hopkins University) discusses the handwritten manuscript of George Sand's 19th Century French tale La Mare au Diable. What are we losing in terms of human creativity as we lose our grip on handwriting and rely instead on machine-writing? This question has served as a prompt for Evelyne Ender's forthcoming book, HandWriting: An Inner History. In her talk, she will revisit the manuscript of George Sand's tale La Mare au Diable in order to discuss the emergence of an artwork in an age of manuscription. This presentation does not assume prior acquaintance with Sand's work or a specialization in French studies
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Lectures, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, How George Sand Met "Germain" or Why We Still Need Handwriting

Workshop | New Games Social


Curious about a board game or looking to try something new? Games Hosts will be teaching how to play a wide range of fun board games every Friday.
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Opening Reception | Open Night at the Museum


This event invites visitors to spend an evening among the Frick’s treasures. Attend themed talks, listen to live jazz in our outdoor café, and try your hand at sketching. All night long, enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and reading room—including the new exhibition Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at the Frick, featuring fourteen early portraits by the pioneering American artist. Complimentary refreshments from The SisterYard will be provided. Gallery talks will explore the Barkley L. Hendricks exhibition, our site-specific pastel mural by Nicolas Party, and highlights from the Frick Art Reference Library.
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Opening Receptions, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Open Night at the Museum

Birdwatching | Park Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours by NYC Audubon, led by environmental educator and urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. The park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
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Birdwatchings, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Park Birding Tour

Dancing | Square Dance in the Park


For the first time since 2019, Square Dance returns to the park! Swing on down to midtown's iconic hoedown and participate in free western themed activities all night long. The program includes two square dance sessions led by featured caller Dave Harvey, and kicks off with live music programed in partnership with Jalopy Theatre. Shasay around the lawn and find a trick roping station, kids crafts, corn hole, corn shucking, and even a mechanical bull! Country attire is encouraged. Need to accessorize? Bandanas will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
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Dancings, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Square Dance in the Park

Screening | 13th Annual SocDoc Thesis Showcase


Featuring documentary works-in-progress from the class of 2023. 5:30pm Tina Xu - May All Be Wed 6:50pm Frank Vitale - Queer Enough 7:50pm Yan Mengyu - Wangmo&Pema 9:10pm Kell Yang - Film Noir Cinema  
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Screenings, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, 13th Annual SocDoc Thesis Showcase

Screening | Meltem (2019): Drama About Family, Migration, and Establishing roots


A year after the death of her mother, Elena, a young Frenchwoman of Greek origin, returns to her home on the island of Lesbos. She is accompanied by her friends Nassim and Sekou, two young suburbanites more accustomed to city benches than to heavenly beaches. But the holidays are disrupted by the meeting with Elyas, a young Syrian refugee recently on the island, which changes the fate of Elena and her friends After the screening, there will be a conversation and Q&A with Basile Doganis, Meltem's director, and Jimmy Demetro, Director of Hellenic Film Society USA. This film is French and Greek, with English subtitles.
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Screenings, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Meltem (2019): Drama About Family, Migration, and Establishing roots

Movie in a Park | Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011): Romantic Comedy with Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling


A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars. Directors: Glenn Ficarra Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore 118 min.
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Movie in a Parks, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011): Romantic Comedy with Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling

Dance Performance | Migratory Patterns: Outdoor Dance with a Live Score


A new work by choreographer Matthew Westerby, in collaboration with co-producer Jim Furlong. The production is performed by a multi-generational cast of professional dancers alongside community dancers from Hudson Guild Theatre Company, and set to a commissioned score played live by composers John P. Hastings and Travis Just. Inspired by the phenomenon of migration, the piece represents the personal heritage and identity of each performer. The content was developed through creative workshops that facilitated dialogue, movement making, and collaboration across the spectrum of age and experience., The program also features the premiere of a new duet titled Autonomous States and a performance by MWC 2.
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Dance Performances, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Migratory Patterns: Outdoor Dance with a Live Score

Book Discussion | Sovereign Intimacy: Private Media and the Traces of Colonial Violence


In the early 1990s, Israeli television began dedicating Memorial Day air time to videos produced by the grieving families of soldiers killed in the line of duty. When these videos first appeared during a period of growing Israeli discontent with the occupation of southern Lebanon, they were widely perceived as a challenge to the state, reclaiming the dead from Israel’s militaristic memory culture by resituating them in intimate domestic contexts via mediated commemorations. By tracing an emerging private media system of freelance filmmaking, privatized television, state institutes of care, and grassroots campaigns, Laliv Melamed reveals how these videos nevertheless evade a fundamental critique of Israeli militarism, which is instead invited into the familiar space of the home. These intimate connections of memory and media exploit bonds of kinship and reshape larger relationships between the state and its citizens, enabling a collective disavowal of colonial violence. In Sovereign Intimacy, Laliv Melamed offers a poignant and critical view of the weaponization of home media and mourning in service of the neoliberal settler state.
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Book Discussions, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Sovereign Intimacy: Private Media and the Traces of Colonial Violence

Opening Reception | The Advent of Modernity, From the Beautiful to the Sublime, From Florence to New York: Contemporary Italian Artworks


A digital showcase of contemporary Italian artworks and prestigious Italian private collections.  Born in Italy, the PicassoDefi project brings together key players in the art world to promote selected artists through local and international exhibitions, fairs, and events, building a dialogue between tradition and innovation. The soiree will open with a presentation of a hard-copy catalog prefaced and critiqued by art Francesco Gallo Mazzeo, independent curator and tenured professor of art history at the Rome Academy of Fine Arts, featuring works by Italian artists Tobia Ravà, Trapanig, Michele Valenza, Michele Simonetti, Gabriel Lass, and Disemino. A digital version of the publication will be displayed on a large high-definition screen. A second monitor will exhibit a catalog of pieces from eminent private collections in Italy, including sections on paintings, sculptures, photographs, hand-made books, limited edition coins, medals, banknotes, and limited series watches. The event will also feature projections of works by Ukranian-Italian photographer and video artist Disemino. 
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Opening Receptions, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, The Advent of Modernity, From the Beautiful to the Sublime, From Florence to New York: Contemporary Italian Artworks

Dance Lesson | Tango in the Park


Put on your dancing shoes and learn with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. Experience "the authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling." Come with your partner, your friends, or come by yourself and find a new dance partner.
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Opera | Song of the Nightingale: An Outdoor Opera Based on a Hans Christian Anderson Story


The world premiere of a site-specific opera that tells the story of a collector looking to gather up the world's most beautiful objects. This opera is adapted from Hans Christian Anderson's "The Nightingale."
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Concerts, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Song of the Nightingale: An Outdoor Opera Based on a Hans Christian Anderson Story

Movie in a Park | Turning Red (2022): Animated Disney Fantasy


A 13-year-old girl named Meilin turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited. Director: Domee Shi Stars: Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse 100 min.
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Movie in a Parks, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Turning Red (2022): Animated Disney Fantasy

Discussion | Notes on Reality Art: An Evening with Artist Signe Pierce


Multimedia artist Signe Pierce provides an interactive and entertaining perspective on her art while in conversation with art writer Cassie Packard. Signe Pierce is an American artist known for her work in the fields of photography, performance, and video. Her work often focuses on themes of identity, the body, and technology, and frequently features her own image in surreal and highly staged scenes which challenge societal norms and conventions. Pierce explores the dynamic among the material, the spiritual, and the virtual whilst examining the impact that technology is having on our perceptions of self, psyche, and soul. Her highly stylized images and provocative lyrics aim to encourage self-reflection about what it means to be real in an increasingly simulated age. Pierce’s works have been shown at MoMA, Athens Biennial, Palais de Tokyo, and the New Museum.  
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Discussions, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Notes on Reality Art: An Evening with Artist Signe Pierce

Discussion | War In Your Backyard: Writers in Discussion


An evening with authors Peter Zilahy, Ivan Vidak, and Ivan Sršen where they will discuss war in your backyard. The American experience with war is removed—it is something that happens “over there.” But in Europe, armed conflicts have flared up across the continent for centuries, and continue on to this day. How do contemporary European authors confront this reality? How do their fictions serve as both history lessons and warnings about what the future can hold?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, War In Your Backyard: Writers in Discussion

Classical Music | CANCELLED!! Orchestral Works by Brahms and More CANCELLED!!


Mannes Orchestra. Program Arjan Singh Dogra, Live Salmon JL Marlor, Saltwater Lung Kevin Puts (b. 1972), Marimba Concerto Brahms (1833-1897), Symphony No. 3 in F
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, CANCELLED!! Orchestral Works by Brahms and More CANCELLED!!

Classical Music | Piano, Organ, and Vocal Works by György Ligeti


Mária Lökösházi, soprano; Viktória Sarkadi, piano; Lisa Moore, piano; and Bálint Karosi, organ, perform works by György Ligeti (1923-2006). All György Ligeti Program Három Weöres Dal Excerpts from Musica Ricercata Öt Arany dal Poème Symphonique for 100 Métronomes Hungarian Rock Two Etudes from Etudes for Piano Before the performance, there will be a talk on Ligeti’s life and works by Martin Bresnick, Chair, Composition Department at Yale School of Music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Piano, Organ, and Vocal Works by&nbsp;Gy&ouml;rgy Ligeti

Concert | Scorching 12-Piece Cuban Ensemble


The scorching hot Cuban ensemble Son Del Monte is led by master Timbalero, Manuel Rivera, formerly of the Yambu Orchestra and Sonsublime. The 12-piece Son Del Monte band incorporates trombones alongside lively vocals and soaring contributions from flute, violin, trombone, piano, and congas to merge charanga and conjunto musical styles into a uniquely New York sound that Rivera has dubbed chajunto. You'll call it "perfecto" as this talented cadre of musicians perform a hard-driving whirlwind of melodic power that pays homage to the son cubano greats of past and present.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, September 29, 2023, 09/29/2023, Scorching 12-Piece Cuban Ensemble
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Classical Music | Chorus Performs Vivaldi and More at a Landmark Venue

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