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3 free blink-and-you'll-miss-it events in Harlem today and tomorrow

Updated: Mar 16, 2020

An immersive outdoor light installation, a roaming production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, and a mass inspired by the life and music of Beyoncé–all free and in Harlem today and tomorrow.

Public Plaza at the Columbia University Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W 129th St between Broadway and 12th Ave

Wednesday, Oct 23 and Thursday, Oct 24; 7:30pm-11pm; FREE

There are two more nights left to see Waterlicht, a large-scale, outdoor light installation by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde. Make sure to register before you go.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West and 122nd St

Thursday, Oct 24 at 6:30pm; FREE

For the next three weeks, an all-women-of-color cast from The Public Theater's Mobile Unit will be roaming the city in a cargo van performing Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. Everything takes place in a 14-by-14-foot space with chairs on all sides. First stop: Harlem's Pelham Fritz Recreation Center. See the city-wide schedule here.

St. James Presbyterian Church, 409 W 141st St and St. Nicholas Ave

Thursday, Oct 24 at 7pm; FREE

A "womanist" worship service that uses the music and life of Beyonce to explore how race and gender affect the lives of black women. Yes, there will be singing and dancing, but, no, this is not about worshipping Beyoncé.

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