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Leave it to NYC to have a converted coffee barge overlooking Lower Manhattan as a concert venue. This chamber music series got its start back in the 1970s and today hosts 220 performances a year from both well-known and newer artists. Admission to shows at the floating space is free on Saturday afternoons during the Neighborhood Family Concert series. Specific acts aren't announced ahead of time, so each 60-minute performance is a musical surprise and is followed by a question-and-answer session with performers. Since seating is first-come, first-served, it's best to arrive before doors open at 3:45pm. For more information, visit bargemusic.org.