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Saturday, August 13

The Six Foot Platform

DUMBO
1:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 10, 2022

Brooklyn-based artists present experimental art and performance on a 6x6 foot platform on photogenic Washington Street. The interactive residencies span artistic disciplines including music, dance, sculpture, performance art, puppetry, painting, poetry and more. Upcoming events include a multimedia photographic installation and durational dance/performative activation and a mix of visual art with live painting and poetry.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Hudson River Park Blues BBQ Festival

Pier 76
1:00 pm–9:00 pm

Listen to blues and roots musicians from across the country on the riverfront. Munch on meat and more from local pit powerhouses like Blue Smoke, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Kimchi Smoke Barbeque plus seasonal brews.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Arte Pa’ Mi Gente Arts Festival

The Clemente Center
2:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 13, 2022

Celebrate Latin American culture and identity at a festival bringing together top talent from different cultural groups for families to experience arts of all kinds. This year’s festival theme is “Archipelago of Culture,” highlighting the importance of island culture and Afro-Caribbean artistic traditions. Enjoy outdoor performances, workshops, films, and concerts, designed for families and across…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series

Riverside Clay Tennis Association Courts
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until August 27, 2022

The RCTA hosts free concerts along the banks of the Hudson river. Bring a blanker and picnic and dance on the grass in the dark surrounding by flashing fireflies. Different styles of music each week include jazz, classical, flamenco, salsa, Middle Eastern, bluegrass, pop and reggae.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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SummerStage

Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
7:00 pm–10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until August 28, 2022

One event on August 31, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Established and emerging artists present distinctly New York genres including salsa, jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, reggae, Afrobeat, soul, pop, global, contemporary dance, and many more in an outdoor arena in Central Park  (plus 12 local community parks across the city). Check out weekly free shows are splurge for tickts beneifta shows that support City Parks…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sunday, August 14

Summer Sundays: New York City Children’s Theater | FIVE

Rockefeller Center
11:00 am–1:00 pm

Each Sunday, sing, learn, play and create with musical performers, artists, and other special guests.  This Sunday, see New York City Children's multimedia musical FIVE, featuring live music, puppetry, videos and sensory objects. Explore the five senses while celebrating the unique boroughs of NYC with Piper the Puppet.

Performances at 11 am &…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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A Great Day In Harlem

U.S. Grant National Memorial Park
12:00 pm–7:00 pm

Shop an International Village featuring vendors and exhibitors with items for sale ranging from arts & crafts, jewelry, clothing, unique accessories, international foods, and more. Enjoy entertainment including Artz, Rootz & Rhythm - local, community, and emerging performers of varying genres;  The Gospel Caravan - local, national, and international gospel performers; and a Tribute to…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Columbus Ave Open Streets

Columbus Ave Open Streets
12:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 30, 2022

Dine on fare from local restaurants and tables set up in car free streets. Enjoy activities for all ages including kids music, artmaking, live music, store discounts, food samples, sidewalk chalk, games and more. Also look for art installations in storefronts.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Bryant Park Camp Kids

Bryant Park
12:00 pm–1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 28, 2022

Happening Bryant Park hosts weekly music, magic, puppet shows, and science projects with  arts and crafts between each show. On the Upper Terrace in the park, just behind the New York Public Library. Also ride the small, charming Le Carrousel and see what else there is to do and eat in Bryant…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Summer Serenades with the Orchestra of St. Luke

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
3:00 pm–4:00 pm

The Greek Revival period rooms of this splendid 19th century home close to the bay are currently only open 12 - 3 pm Saturdays & Sundays ($15/adults, $10/seniors & students), but the gorgeous grounds including specular formal, terraced gardens can be explored any day. Situated within a 60-acre New York City Landmark Historic District and is surrounded by a “forever wild” zoned forest. Look for a circa 1840 Carriage House, a Children’s Organic Garden, climbable sculptures, a colonial graveyard, an authentically fabricated Lenape wigwam and lots of nature.

Enjoy outdoor music the first Friday evening of each month and other interesting programming for all ages.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Kids & Family Series on Little Island

Pier 55
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 25, 2022

Enjoy family-friendly performances atop the Hudson river featuring lively artists like The Acrobuffos, The Rock and Roll Playhouse, Spellbound Theatre, and more. Timed entry reservations required for park entry after 12 pm.

See our guide to Little…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Monday, August 15

Piano in Bryant Park

Bryant Park
12:30 pm–2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until October 7, 2022

Visit the Bryant Park Upper Terrace to hear New York City’s finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists. Different musicians featured weekly. See our guide to Bryant Park.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Free Waterline Square Park Concerts

Waterline Square Park
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until August 17, 2022

Enjoy free music and dance performances at a lush three-acre green space. On Mondays, classical cellist Luke Krafka perform; a variety of talented artists take to the stage on Wednesdays. Seating is first-come, first-served; the lawn opens at 5pm. Bring your own blankets and picnic.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Tuesday, August 16

Dance in HRPK: Bollywood & Bhangra

Pier 84
6:30 pm–8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 30, 2022

Join Bollywood & Bhangra group lessons from Ajna Dance Company, founded to foster diversity and inclusion by making Indian dance and culture more accessible to all. Originating in India, these dance forms highlight rhythm, expression and passion. Bhangra, particularly, is a high-energy folk dance with origins in Punjab, India, a dance now learned and loved…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Wednesday, August 17

Creative Breaks on Little Island

Pier 55
11:00 am–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until September 30, 2022

Visit  Little Island for weekly artmaking, dance, storytime music and more activities for all ages with teaching artists and guest organizations like The GIANT Room, Oye Group, Free Black Women’s Library, New Victory Theater, Alvin Ailey, Greenwich House Music School and Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art Stop by the Art Cart for DIY…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Summer Jazz Sensations at Dante Park

Dante Park
12:00 pm–1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Enjoy free outdoor jazz performances presented by the Lincoln Square BID The summer concert series, curated by saxophonist Eric Person, celebrates the neighborhood’s rich musical culture in a jewel like park in the heart of Lincoln Square with lots of tables and chairs to lunch and listen. Grab food from nearby Épicerie Boulud and…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Broadway Rhythm

Garment District Plazas
12:00 pm–2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Enjoy the sounds of different local music artist each week on Broadway plaza between 39th and 40th Streets,.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Jazz+Wednesdays

American Folk Art Museum
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 2, 2022

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 16, 2022

The Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook outside the American Folk Art Museum (which has an interesting free exhibit on inside). Capacity is limited; arrive early. Note that there is no standing room for this concert.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Hippo Playground Summer Concert Series

Hippo Playground, Riverside Park
3:30 pm–4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 24, 2022

Follow up a free concert by local singer-songwriters by splashing among the fun hippo statues. Rain date is the following day. Bring a blanket or just dance around. This well maintained playground in lovely Riverside Park has swings, wooden and metal play equipment, slides, a spray shower, picnic tables, benches, sand pit, a drinking fountain…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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HARLEM WEEK’s at Home Dance Party

Apollo Theater
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Apollo joins HARLEM WEEK’s at Home Dance Party online series with live DJ’s spinning underneath the iconic marquee. Join the party in person on 125th street or tune in from home at HARLEMWEEK.com. Musical conductors from The Harlem Connection radio show and Uptown Vinyl Supreme’s DJ Sunny Cheeba keep the party going from 5 – 7pm. Afterward,…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Jazzmobile SUMMERFEST 2022

U.S. Grant National Memorial Park
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 24, 2022

Enjoy free outdoor concerts by a diverse roster of jazz icons and emerging artists playing jazz in all of its forms, including straight-ahead, swing, blues, Latin, Afro-Cuban and more.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Thursday, August 18

Sing-A-Long in Bryant Park

Bryant Park
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 25, 2022

Sing-a-long with favorite Broadway show tunes after Broadway in Bryant Park with talented NYC pianists. See our guide to all the activities in small but mighty Bryant Park.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Hudson Riverkids: Pier 63

Pier 63
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 25, 2022

Sing and dance on a scenic pier overlooking the Hudson River (Mondays at HRPK’s Pier 25, Thursdays at Pier 63). This free family-friendly series brings together interactive activities and live entertainment, including catchy sing-alongs from favorite kindie musicians like Divi Roxx Kids and Kid Ace, workshops with Mazarte Dance Inc. and Drag Story Hour NYC.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 8
FREE
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Live at the Archway

The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 1, 2022

The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO comes alive with music, dance and art from diverse local artists. Groove to a range of genres and create collaborative art pieces with DUMBO-based artists. Themes change weekly. Dine al fresco with the many excellent take-out food options.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sunset on the Hudson

Pier 45
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2022

In-person concerts return to scenic spots in Hudson River Park. See an eclectic lineup of New York artists including established and emerging artists from a broad spectrum of genres, from  brass to choral, bass and more. Location & line-up changes weekly. Arrive early; seating is limited. Performances are weather dependent; follow on Twitter for…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra

Lincoln Center
7:30 pm–9:30 pm
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One event on August 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm

In solidarity with the victims of the war in Ukraine, the Metropolitan Opera and the Polish National Opera have gathered leading Ukrainian musicians into the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra for a European and American tour, culminating with outdoor concerts at Lincoln Center. Under the leadership of Canadian-Ukrainian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson, the orchestra will perform a program…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Saturday, August 20

Portside: Toddler Yacht Rock

Brookfield Place
10:30 am–12:00 pm
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One event on August 20, 2022 at 10:30 am

Join a Saturday morning dance party with Yacht Rock favorites. Jam out with Captain’s hats and blow up guitars. At the waterfront Portside. Light bites and bevs including avocado, burrata and nutella tartines are available for grab-and-go at The Shack by Tartinery (11 am - 9 pm), or get food inside at the…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Hester Street Fair

The Seaport
11:00 am–6:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 20, 2022

Shop a beloved tightly curated, wildly creative street fair, transported from the LES to scenic pier. Browse stalls with antiques, jewelry, art, vintage goods and local designers. Pick up local brews and  baked goods while grooving to Live DJs. See our guide to the happening Seaport District.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Harlem Week Children’s Festival

Howard Bennett Playground
12:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until August 21, 2022

Enjoy storytelling, performances showcasing tap dancers, dance troupes, step shows, hip hop, theater, poetry, vocalists, etc., arts & crafts, double dutch competitions, face painting, technology information, information on health services, and more. Part of Harlem Week.

Suggested Ages: 5 to 12
FREE
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Rite of Summer Music Festival

Governors Island
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Enjoy free outdoor concerts of classical and cutting-edge contemporary music in a huge shaded grassy field where listeners are encouraged to sprawl out on blankets, picnic, and enjoy music al fresco. Performances at 1 & 3 pm. Separate ferry reservations required; see our guide to Governors Island for more info.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Learn to Love Yourself: Silent Disco and Portrait Series

125 Street Station
3:00 pm–6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until August 28, 2022

Join silent discos with commissioned original soundscapes from acclaimed artists and sound designers; JOJO ABOT, Holland Andrews, Justin Hicks, Aaron Marcellus, and Mikaal Sulaiman mixed live by DJ Stormin’ Norman. Headphones will be provided for the outdoor dance party in tandem with a portrait photography series that invites the community to have their portraits taken…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sunday, August 21

OperaCades

Pier I
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Opera on Tap brings a family-friendly, immersive opera experience to Pier I with performances, games, and other Coney Island-inspired amusements.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Friday, August 26

Met Opera Live in HD Festival

Lincoln Center
7:30 pm–10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 5, 2022

The Met’s 13th Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions—plus a special film screening of West Side Story co-presented with Film at Lincoln Center. Kid-friednly options include Donizetti’s comic La Fille du Régiment on September 1 and an abridged, English-language version of Massenet’s Cinderella on September…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Saturday, August 27

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
9:30 am–4:00 pm

Chart-topping music artists and today's best tennis players come together to celebrate tennis legend and humanitarian Arthur Ashe.  Enjoy interactive games, face painting, balloon artists, prizes, music, special guests, roving entertainers and more. Step onto the U.S. Open Courts and participate in tennis activities for all ages and abilities. On the AAKD Festival Stage, see a live…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Sunday, August 28

Summer Sunday at Rock Center

Rockefeller Center
11:00 am–1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until August 28, 2022

 Each Sunday, sing, learn, play and create with musical performers, artists, and other special guests. This week features glitter tattoos and balloon animals plus live musical entertainment. and a cotton candy cart from FAO Schwarz.

 See our guide to more art, fun and food at Rockefeller Center.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Saturday, September 10

Playscape Performs: Sova Dance and Puppetry & Teatro Sea

Battery Park
10:30 am–4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 am, repeating until August 7, 2022

One event on September 10, 2022 at 10:30 am

See puppetry throughout Battery Playscape with shows by Sova Dance and Puppetry and Teatro Sea. “Marvelous Metamorphoses” from Sova Dance and Puppetry unravels to present bizarre and beautiful transformations in our world like caterpillar to butterfly, polliwog to frog, and more. Teatro Sea performs a bilingual, one-woman show about the great Mexican painter Frida…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco

Pier I
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 6, 2022

One event on September 10, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at this Quiet Clubbing event featuring two live DJs of different genres. Shift DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along to the same song as your friends or to your own tune.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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