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"New York on Ice," an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, explores New York City's romance with ice skating. Some of the earliest ice skating on record in the city took place in Lower Manhattan in the 17th century. The exhibition opened on Dec. 20, 2017 and runs through April 15, 2018. Place: 1220 Fifth Ave. The museum is open daily. For more information, click here. (Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

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On Feb. 19, Julian Wachner, director of music and the arts at Trinity Wall Street, introduced a recital by Peter Sykes on the newly installed Noack organ in St. Paul’s Chapel. St. Paul’s, at Broadway and Fulton Streets, dates from 1766 and is a New York City landmark. The Pipe Organ Inauguration Festival runs from Feb. 19 to Feb. 24, with one or two performances daily. The Festival will be followed by a series of weekly recitals on Fridays at 1 p.m. featuring New York's leading organists. "Pipes at One" begins on March 2 and runs through June 8. For more information, click here. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-New York’s 10th Congressional District) and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer entering the NYU Kimmel Center for a Town Hall meeting on Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

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Feb. 19-Feb. 24: Pipe Organ Inauguration Festival. Celebrate the newly installed Noack three-manual pipe organ in St. Paul’s Chapel with a week-long festival featuring today’s leading concert organists. Place: Broadway at Fulton Street. Free. For more information, click here.

Feb. 24: The Fraunces Tavern Museum's "Fighting for Freedom Tour" emphasizes the important role that African Americans, both enslaved and free, played in the American Revolution. Place: 54 Pearl St. Time: 3 p.m. Free. For more information, click here.

A Community Board 1 (CB1) Public Workshop about Lower Manhattan resiliency, originally slated to be held on Thursday, March 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., has been postponed and no new date has been announced. This would have been the first public meeting that the City held around nine months on resiliency. For background, click here for the presentation on resiliency from the last CB1 public workshop on 5/18/17.

“Manifestipi” in the National Museum of the American Indian’s first-floor Diker Pavilion opened on Feb. 3  in conjunction with the museum’s newest exhibition “Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound.” The “Manifestipi” installation features five frosted Plexiglas tipis, each eight feet high, set against a background of video projections depicting Native images. "Manifestipi" closes March 25. Place: 1 Bowling Green. The NMAI is open daily. Free. For more information, click here.

The Battery Park City Authority has released its winter events calendar listing more than 500 public programs and events taking place in Battery Park City between January and April 2018.  The schedule includes cultural and artistic workshops, talks, fitness programs, music, games, Battery Park City’s Annual Art Exhibition and more. Most events are free. The calendar is available online.  To see the calendar, click here

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