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Free Friday: Museum of Mathematics, Broadway in Bryant Park

Each week we tell viewers what they can get for free. This week's free list: 1) A presentation that shows how math and art collide: Museum of Mathematics at Baruch College; 2) 106.7 Lite FM presents Broadway in Bryant Park. (various broadway performances will be presented throughout the summer)

Mathematician Angela Vierling-Claassen reveals how math and art inevitably collide in a free, open to the public presentation titled "From Points to Paints: How Math Altered the Course of Modern Art." This presentation is part of an ongoing program – "Math Encounters," a public presentation series dedicated to showcasing the beauty, creativity, and real world applications of mathematics presented by the Museum of Mathematics. Peter Reed, Senior Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Museum of Modern Art, will introduce the presentation.

In the 1800s and early 1900s, it was in vogue for mathematicians to create mathematical models, objects generally made of plaster and wire which were used to illustrate mathematical formulas. Artists of this time, such as Max Ernst, Man Ray, and Naum Gabo, found these bizarre shapes intriguing, and were compelled to create their own art inspired by these models. This presentation will explore how mathematical pursuits led to revolutionary, new artistic forms, as well as how the big ideas of mathematics-- symmetry, scale, and infinity-- are used by artists. The presentation will conclude with the audience constructing their own math model.

The Museum of Mathematics will open in NYC in 2012 and will boast dynamic exhibits and programs that will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of math.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 6th at 6:30pm

WHERE: Baruch College Conference Center, 14th Floor, 24th Street and Lexington Avenue, Manhattan

COST: FREE

To register visit www.mathencounters.org and for more information call (212)542-0566

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'106.7 LITE FM PRESENTS BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK 2011'

Free Broadway Performances Start July 7th, Sponsored by Bank of America

The best of Broadway will be presented FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with "106.7 Lite fm Presents Broadway in Bryant Park 2011" – a lunchtime series beginning on Thursday July 7th at 12:30PM on the Bryant Park Stage. Sponsored by Bank of America, and Clean Air NY, and hosted by Lite fm's on-air personalities, the eleventh annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances runs through August 11th.

Recent Tony Award winning musicals and 2011 nominees such as Sister Act, Catch Me If You Can, Billy Elliot, Memphis, Hair, Jersey Boys, Rent, The Lion King, Avenue Q, Mamma Mia! and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, will all be stopping by to showcase some of their best musical numbers.

Now in its eleventh year, "106.7 Lite fm Presents Broadway in Bryant Park" will run from 12:30-1:30pm on the following Thursdays; July 7, 14, 21 and 28 and August 4 and 11. Bryant Park is located behind the New York Public Library on 6th Avenue between 40th and 42nd street. Lawn seating is first come-firstserved.

As a bonus, Bank of America will award a year's worth of free Broadway tickets to a lucky winner. Anyone can enter to win simply by visiting the Bank of America tent on the Bryant Park fountain terrace from 11am -2pm on any of the six Broadway in Bryant Park dates, or visit any participating Bank of America banking center.

Also, Clean Air NY each week will give attendees who pledge to reduce air pollution in New York chances to win front-row seats for future Broadway in Bryant Park shows, including lunch. One lucky weekly winner will score the grand prize of one unlimited monthly Metrocard. Clean Air NY is an initiative sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation in support of downstate air-quality efforts.

The tentative schedule is listed below. For details, schedule updates and a chance to win free Broadway tickets, log onto www.1067litefm.com and keep your radios tuned to 106.7 Lite fm.

Thursday, JULY 7th (Lite fm Emcee: Victor Sosa)- STOMP- Baby It's You- Sister Act- Zarkana

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