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Vacation travel to New York City should be filled with activities, and visits to NYC attractions. Our activity planner will help you plan for your New York vacation, or help you schedule a getaway. Scroll down for ongoing events.

Ongoing

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through 10/08/2017

Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos - The Cellar
Through 12/31/2016

Picasso's Le Tricorne - New-York Historical Society
Through 12/31/2020

Connected Worlds - New York Hall of Science
Through 1/31/2020

Some Place Like Home - Rumney Guggenheim
Through 11/11/2025

On The Line: Intrepid & The Vietnam War - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through 9/16/2016

Bar None Comedy Show - Bar None NYC
Through 1/03/2017

Nashville-Style Songwriters' Round - The Bitter End
Through 10/01/2815

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the Metropolitan Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 10/11/2016

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Thelma Hill - Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
Through 11/17/2017

Subtle Interchange - NARS Foundation
Through 12/18/2105

The Dining Concourse in Concert - Lower Level Dining Concourse at Grand Central Terminal
Through 12/01/2016

Picturing Prestige: New York Portraits - Museum of the City of New York
Through 10/11/2016

Vikings - Discovery Times Square
Through 9/05/2016

National Parks Adventure - The American Museum of Natural History
Through 12/31/2016

Watson Adventures’ the Cats vs. Dogs Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 2/19/2019

Bowne Printers 2016 Workshops - Bowne Printers at the South Street Seaport Museum
Through 8/25/2016

No Name @ Word Up Weekly Comedy Variety Show - Word Up Community Bookshop
Through 12/31/2016

Tania Bruguera: The Artist as Activist - The Graduate Center, CUNY
Through 3/17/2017

The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems - New-York Historical Society
Through 9/25/2016

Through 8/25/2016
Hours vary per workshop
$10 to $75
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Bowne Printers 2016 Workshops Bowne Printers at the South Street Seaport Museum
211 Water St. | 212-714-7628 |
South Street Seaport Museum announces Bowne Printers 2016 Workshops The South Street Seaport Museum announces the Bowne Printers 2016 Workshops. Workshops in Custom Stat... MORE

Through 8/31/2016 Ages: TE,AD Add to Itinerary

Stitching History from the Holocaust Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Pl. | 646-437-4200 | www.mjhnyc.org
In 1939, Paul Strnad wrote to his American cousin seeking help for him and his wife Hedy to escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Nearly 60 years later, the Strnad family disco... MORE

Through 8/31/2016 Ages: Add to Itinerary

KULTURFESTNYC Museum of Jewish Heritage & Other Venues Citywide
36 Battery Pl. | 646-437-4200 | www.kulturfestnyc.org
The festival of Jewish performing arts returns featuring theater, concerts, films, cabarets, children's programs, tours, lectures, and workshops. KulturfestNYC is organized by... MORE

Through 8/31/2016
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. every Wednesday, from July 6th to August 31st
Free
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Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series Presented by the Lincoln Square BID Richard Tucker Park
Between Broadway and Columbus Ave. at 66th St. | 212-581-3774 |
The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) is excited to announce its continued partnership with the MTA Arts & Design’s Music Under New York (MTA MUSIC), bringing... MORE

Through 8/30/2016
10am - 6pm
Free
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The Gallery@Spring: LIFE Photo Exhibition Spring Studios
Spring Studios, 6 St. Johns Lane | 212-257-5600 |
Spring Studios has announced the launch of The Gallery@Spring, an exhibition featuring more than 50 exceptional fashion photographs from the LIFE Photo Archives from the 1940’... MORE

Through 8/26/2016
11 am - 5:45 pm
Free with museum admission
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Films to Come: Moholy-Nagy and the Moving Image Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave | 212-423-3500 |
Fridays–Saturdays, June 3–August 26, 11 am–5:45 pm This film program includes documentaries about László Moholy-Nagy and the Bauhaus, selections of abstract cinema, works by ... MORE

Through 8/26/2016
All day
Free
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Be an Inventor with LittleBits! Microsoft Flagship Store
677 Fifth Ave. | 212-981-5248 |
A YouthSpark Maker series camp called “Be an Inventor with littleBits” Join littleBits and Microsoft for a unique summer camp experience in NYC. The free week long maker ca... MORE

Through 8/26/2016
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free
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Farmers Market Returns to Rockefeller Center Offering Specialty Products from Regional Farms Rockefeller Center Plaza
50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues | 212-843-9220 |
Rockefeller Center’s annual farmers market returns this summer, offering shoppers a wide variety of specialty products from dozens of trusted New York, New Jersey, Connecticut... MORE

Through 8/31/2016
10pm-12am
Prices vary
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Specialty Late Night Menu Landmarc at Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle, Third Floor | 212-823-6123 |
This August, Marc Murphy’s Landmarc at Time Warner Center is launching a specialty Late Night Menu guaranteed to satisfy your nighttime cravings! This special, late night menu... MORE

Through 8/31/2016
11:57PM-Midnight
Free
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Midnight Moment: Cistern Times Square
43rd Street and Broadway | 212-843-9215 |
Times Square Arts brings musician and composer Jherek Bischoff’s Cistern, a video from his latest album, to Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight ev... MORE

Through 8/28/2016 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Fringe Festival Various
520 Eighth Avenue | | www.fringenyc.org
FringeNYC - The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world pe... MORE

Through 8/28/2016 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble - August 2016 Season: Violetta & her Sisters Rose Nagelberg Theater
55 Lexington Ave. | 646-765-4773 |
dell’Arte Opera Ensemble presents the company’s August 2016 Season – Violetta & her Sisters – featuring Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata, Jules Massenet’s Manon, a semi-staged Sce... MORE

Through 8/27/2016
1 1/4 hours
$18
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The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer Teatro Sea
107 Suffolk St. #202 (Between Rivington and Delancey) | 551-427-1038 |
Please join Rhapsody Collective as they present Michael Bradley’s The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer receiving its World Premier at the 20th Annual New York International Fr... MORE

Through 8/27/2016
Times vary
$13 (12 and under $18 general admission
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon The Theater at the 14th Street Y
344 E. 14th St. | 908-415-3760 | www.infinitevarietynyc.org
Based on the New York Times best selling children’s novel by Grace Lin, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a physical theater adaption with elements of Chinese theater techn... MORE

Through 8/25/2016
Times vary, see description
$18
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#Blessed - A World Premiere at FringeNYC Teatro SEA at the Clemente
107 Suffolk St. | 347-267-4272 |
In the wake of an act of violence committed by charismatic high school senior Michael against devout freshman Liana, a handful of teens try to piece together the irrefutable t... MORE

Through 8/28/2016
7:30pm & 2pm
$38
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dell’Arte Opera Ensemble August 2016 Season presents Violetta & Ger Sisters Rose Nagelberg Theater at the Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave. (entrance on 25th Street) | 646-312-4085 |
DELL’ARTE OPERA ENSEMBLE August 2016 Season presents Violetta & her Sisters in The Rose Nagelberg Theater at the Baruch Performing Arts Center 55 Lexington Avenue August... MORE

Through 8/29/2016
6:00-10:00pm
$320
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DSLR Video Classes at PhotoManhattan PhotoManhattan
51W 14th Street, Suite 3R | 212-929-3302 |
Photography Classes NYC - We provide solid training in digital and film photography, Free seminars, evening and weekend classes, street photo workshops, private classes, as ... MORE

Through 8/31/2016
5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Free
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Great Chemistry Happy Hour Lot 45
411 Troutman St., Brooklyn, NY 11237 | 347-505-9155 |
Announcing LOT 45's GREAT CHEMISTRY happy hour! Lot 45 is Bushwick's most inviting lounge and cocktail bar, with beautiful indoor and outdoor space and a delicious menu from t... MORE

Through 8/27/2016
7:30pm
$20
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Crossing Boundaries New Perspectives Studio
485 W. 37th St., Ground Floor (@ 10th Avenue) | 212-630-9945 |
NICE by Mustapha Matura (set in the early seventies) is a funny, deeply ironic story of a recent immigrant to England relaying his experience of what he perceives to be "Briti... MORE

Through 8/28/2016
7:30pm & 2pm
$38
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dell’Arte Opera Ensemble presents Manon Rose Nagelburg Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th Street) | 646-312-5073 |
dell’Arte Opera Ensemble presents the company’s August 2016 Season – Violetta & her Sisters – featuring , Jules Massenet’s Manon on August 20, 22, 24, 26 at 7:30pm and August ... MORE

Through 8/26/2016
11:30am-2:30pm daily
Free
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Summer Send-Off Grand Central Terminal
89 E. 42nd St. | 212-340-2583 | http://www.grandcentralterminal.com
Grand Central Terminal invites visitors and commuters to this three-day event featuring free, family-friendly entertainment in Vanderbilt Hall. Formerly known as Life's a Picn... MORE

Through 8/26/2016
11:30AM-2:30PM
Free
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Grand Central's Summer Send-Off Grand Central Terminal
89 E. 42nd Street (at Park Avenue) | 212-340-2345 |
From 11:30AM to 2:30PM on August 24-26, Grand Central presents the "Summer Send-Off" in Vanderbilt Hall featuring fun and entertainment for the whole family! Grab the kids, th... MORE

Through 8/25/2016
6 hours
Free
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A Taste of Curacao: NYC Batido Truck Pop-Up Flatiron District
Flatiron: 22nd Street between 5th Ave. and Broadway | 305-854-3544 |
New York can be scorching in the summer! On Wednesday, August 24th and Thursday, August 25th, cool off with a delicious fresh fruit batido (a.k.a a smoothie), and every 45 min... MORE

8/25/2016
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$25
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The Truth Behind The Lie & Assorted Mysteries East 13th Street Theatre
136 East 13th Street | 914-815-2222 |
Written, Directed, Performed by Renzo Gianna Palminteri, Producer Michele Bell Creative Director "The Truth Behind The Lie" is an innovative show bridging storytelli... MORE

8/25/2016
9:00AM - 3:00PM
$140
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Summer Play - Creative Kitchen at Whole Foods and Pier 25 Church Street School For Music and Art
74 Warren St, New York, NY 10007 | 516-807-0447 |
Project Playdate's Summer Play is a flexible 3 to 6 hour series of fun, safe and educational daytime playdates with NYC's most prominent specialists and most celebrated attrac... MORE

8/25/2016 - 9/04/2016
2 hours
Free
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Barefoot Shakespeare Company Presents “Taming of the Shrew” Summit Rock, Central Park
81st and Central Park West | | www.barefootshakespeare.org
Raw, quick, sharp. That's our Kate and Petruchio. But how did we get here? Men and women look at the world from different lenses, and it comes to a head in a fast, tumultuous ... MORE

8/25/2016
7:30pm
$8 in advance, $10 at the door
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What Are You Afraid Of? Hosted by Mara Wilson Q.E.D. A Place to Show and Tell
27-16 23rd Avenue | |
On Thursday, August 28th at 7:30pm, writer and actor Mara Wilson will host another installment of her popular monthly storytelling show 'What Are You Afraid Of?' at Q.E.D. in ... MORE

8/25/2016
8:00pm
$5
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M.I.L.P. (Moms I'd Like to Portray) Upright Citizens Brigade Theater Chelsea
307 W. 26th St. | |
Did you know that Mom roles make up 98.4%* of all non-porn roles for women in TV, film, and new media? M.I.L.P. (Moms I'd Like to Portray) was inspired by Hollywood’s depictio... MORE

8/25/2016
1.5 hours
Free
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'So Get This...' A Comedy Storytelling Showcase Rockaway Brewing Company
46-01 5th St. | 347-774-0292 |
Producers/Comedians Brandon Collins ("Comedy Outliers") and Mike Feeney ("On the Offensive") bring you "So Get This..." - A Comedy Storytelling Show! During this FREE show... MORE

8/25/2016 - 8/26/2016
6 hours
Free
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Justine Skye Hosts Official 21st Birthday Party Up & Down
244 W. 14th St. | 609-665-1104 |
Artist Justine Skye will host her official birthday party at NY hotspot Up & Down. The Roc Nation star, friends, and special guests will fill the venue to celebrate her 21st b... MORE

8/25/2016
Boards 6:15pm, sails 6:30pm-8pm
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Zephyr Happy Hour On a Boat New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 | 212-742-1969 | www.nywatertaxi.com
Party at NYC's hottest rooftop bar this summer! It's officially sunglass season and the summer's coolest party is on board the ZEPHYR. Enjoy a cash bar of custom made cocktail... MORE

8/25/2016
8pm
$52.50 advance, $60 day of show
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it's played in service to an entire genre. Utter the phrase "young blues rock guitarist" withi... MORE

8/26/2016 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Rose Summer Friday Beautique
8 W. 58th St. | 212-753-1200 | www.beautiquedining.com/
Every Friday enjoy rose tasting flights, featuring four types of rose from France, Italy, and Greece ($20). "Yes Way Rose Cocktails" are $10. MORE

8/26/2016 - 8/27/2016
7pm Friday; 6pm, 8pm Saturday
$50
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Lucky Cheng’s Takes Over Stage 48 Every Friday & Saturday Stage 48
605 W. 48th St. | 212-995-5500 | www.stage48.com
Lucky Cheng’s, the infamous drag cabaret restaurant, has found a new home at Stage 48 “Level3” within the club every Friday and Saturday. Just steps from the bright lights and... MORE

8/26/2016
11:30PM-2AM
$10
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Bossa Brasil® Blue Note
131 West 3rd St. | 973-651-7281 |
Bossa Brasil® at? Blue Note. 11:45pm-2am. Late Night Groove Series. 131 W 3rd St., New York, NY. 212-475-8592. http://bit.ly/2aiiOIW. Bossa Brasil® will play arrangements of c... MORE

8/26/2016 - 9/15/2016
11:00am-6:00pm
Free
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Unbound Perspectives - Exploring Mediums and the World Agora Gallery
530 West 25th St, Chelsea | 212-226-4151 |
Agora Gallery presents Unbound Perspectives, a group exhibition highlighting work that presents reality with heightened aesthetic possibilities. Bringing together no fewer tha... MORE

8/26/2016
6:30 - 9:30PM
Free
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TunnelVision and ARTs East New York Presents the Opening Night of the FIVE/5ths Art Show ARTs East New York
534 Livonia Ave., Brooklyn | 484-904-6808 |
ARTIST COLLECTIVE AUDIO/VISUAL EXPLORATION OF BLACK CONTEMPORARY ART TunnelVision and ARTs East New York Presents the Opening Night of the FIVE/5ths Art Show ... MORE

8/26/2016
5:00 pm
Free
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Lincoln Center Local Brings Free Silent Disco to Queens Hunter's Point Waterfront Park
Long Island City | 212-721-6500 |
Lincoln Center will host a free night of dancing under the stars on Friday, August 26 in Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park in Queens. This event is presented by Lincoln Cen... MORE

8/26/2016
2-4 PM
Free - Facebook Live
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Adoptathon NASDAQ TIMES SQUARE
MarketSite, 4 Times Square, New York, NY | |
Freshpet to Host National Dog Day Adoption Event in Cooperation with Associated Humane Societies on August 26, 2016 New York, New York (August 23, 2016) – Freshpet, Inc. ... MORE

8/26/2016
3:45 p.m.
$20-$100
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Mylan World TeamTennis Finals presented by Citi Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club
1 Tennis Pl. | 844-536-7473 |
The San Diego Aviators take on the Orange County Breakers in the Mylan World TeamTennis Finals presented by Citi on Friday, August 26, at 3:45 p.m. at Forest Hills Stadium at ... MORE

8/27/2016 - 8/28/2016 Ages: TE,AD Add to Itinerary

Afropunk Festival 2016 Commodore Barry Park
Flushing Ave. | | www.afropunkfest.com
AFROPUNK is an influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion and more. This year's line-up features ... MORE

8/27/2016
Grounds open at 9:30am, events go on all day
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Arthur Ashe Kids' Day USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Road | 718-760-6200 | arthurashekidsday.com
Arthur Ashe Kids Day, the family day precursor to the US Open, will be jam packed, with interactive games, facepainting, storytelling, and performances. (Performers TBA) MORE

8/27/2016
3pm-9pm
$18 advance, $20 day of show
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Warm Up 2016 MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave. | 718-784-2084 | momaps1.org
MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2016, taking place every Saturday this summer through Aug. 27. A New York summer staple now in its 19th year, MoMA PS1's highly anticipated Warm Up o... MORE

8/27/2016
5:00pm
$35.50-$46 (includes museum admission)
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Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. | 877-946-4868 |
Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt! A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gat... MORE

8/27/2016
1pm
$24.50
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Watson Adventures’ the Lost New York Scavenger Hunt Battery Park
State St. & Battery Pl. | 877-946-4868 |
Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt and discover the hidden places of Old New York! Visit the place where New York began, the southern tip of Manhattan, on a ... MORE

8/27/2016
6:30pm-11pm
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Carried Away: Deetron, Culoe De Song and Dirk Largo (live) Circle Line
Pier 83, W 42nd St | 800-373-2837 | www.carriedaway.us
Tickets: http://bit.ly/29EWQ3O Boarding 6:30pm, Sailing 7pm to 11pm! After a raucous maiden voyage, the Carried Away series is back with two more seaborne parties for t... MORE

8/27/2016
10pm-4:00am
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Carried Away Afterparty: Behrouz, Michelangelo and More House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Ave. | 800-382-7483 | www.carriedaway.us
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2a3cbWJ www.carriedaway.us Discounted tickets at the door with wristbands from boat party After setting sail on the New York Harbor with Deetron,... MORE

8/27/2016
8:30am
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Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Harlem
| 855-569-6977 | www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2016/percy-sutton-harlem-5k-run
This 5K race honors the late Percy Sutton, who as Manhattan borough president in the 1970s championed the New York City Marathon as a five-borough event and remained a support... MORE

8/27/2016
1:00pm
$24.50
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New! Watson Adventures’ HAMILTON: The Scavenger Hunt Battery Park
State St & Battery Place | 877-946-4868 |
Follow in Alexander Hamilton’s footsteps through the streets of Lower Manhattan, from Wall Street to Battery Park, to discover the places where the feisty Founding Father work... MORE

8/27/2016
2 hours
Free
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The Bergamot & The Unity Collective USA Return to NYC Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2)
196 Allen St. | 574-850-5791 |
THE UNITY COLLECTIVE USA These are the signatures of the United States. Brooklyn, NY alt-rock duo, The Bergamot, proves we're more united than we are divided through music... MORE

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