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Listen to free jazz at Columbus Circle this fall

Listen to free jazz at Columbus Circle this fall
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Stefano Ravalli

Like we needed another excuse to go to the mall. This fall, The Shops at Columbus Circle are once again hosting Sessions at the Circle, a series of live performances in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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The five weeks of free shows kick off on September 12 at 5:30pm. For the next month, head over to the second tier of the shopping mall every Tuesday. One highlight is a night celebrating Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. on September 19—but check out the full schedule: 

September 12: Micah Thomas
September 19: Charles Turner
September 26: Shenel Johns and Vuyo Sotashe
October 3: Mariel Bildsten
October 10: Veronica Swift

The mall at the southwest corner of Central Park is one of the best places to go for free events: In the past there have been performances from Broadway stars, and every winter there’s a holiday market. And don’t forget that year-round, you can go check out the huge underground mall and food court beneath the shops.