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Thu, April 13, 2017
34 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on April 13, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
Free
Tours, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
Free
City Walks, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 13, 2016 to May 25, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Bach at Noon
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
Tours, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments. This tour takes place daily.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Harlem Tour
Tour |
Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public. Join this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly. Tour takes place every Thursday.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Subway Art Tour
Film |
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule.Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in each pool his interactions tell his life story.
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2:00 pm
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Films, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Frank Perry's The Swimmer (1968): Waterlogged Cheever Adaptation
Film |
Stars: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Victor Mature.A Dutch intelligence officer recruits an allied woman to act as liaison with dashing Resistance leader 'The Scarf' for a British attack on Arnhem. 108 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Gottfried Reinhardt's Betrayed (1954): WW2 Drama
Film |
Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood.A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. 110 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Stephen Daldry's Billy Elliot (2000): 3 Oscar Nominations
Concert |
Annika Brynn-Lascara Jerkins, Violin 4 p.m. Fifi Zhang, Piano 6 p.m. Zachary Hann, Clarinet 6 p.m. Mikaela Bennett, Soprano 8 p.m. Anthony Charles Bracewell, Viola 8 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Student Recitals
Film |
Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson.A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Films, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Tate Taylor's The Girl on the Train (2016): Based on the Novel
Concert |
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM  Fabio Alvarez, piano 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  MSM Contemporary Opera Ensemble 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  MSM Mingus Ensemble
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Concerts, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Student Recitals
Talk |
This presentation discusses the changing landscape of street gangs in Manhattan and describes the consequences of gang involvement. Presented by New York County District Attorney’s Office. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Talks, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Gang Awareness
Talk |
As a writer, director, lyricist, and producer, and one of the founders of the influential experimental theatre company, Mabou Mines, Lee Breuer has produced a body of work that includes new forms of playwriting, rewritings of the classics, electronic media, music theatre, American standards, and plays with puppets. Breuer’s body of work reflects the crossovers between theatre, visual arts, dance, poetry, puppetry, and literature in contemporary performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Talks, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, An Evening with Lee Breuer, Influential Experimetal Theatre Producer
Talk |
Frank Stella (b.1936 in Malden, MA, USA) began his career with his renowned Black Paintings. Precursors to Minimalism, four were included in MoMA’s Sixteen Americans1959 exhibition.In 1960, Stella had his first solo show at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York. Throughout his career he has been included in major influential exhibitions at galleries and Museums around the world. In 1970, Stella became the youngest artist to receive a full-scale retrospective at MoMA, and was honored by a second retrospective at MoMA in 1987, an act unprecedented for a living artist.In 1983, he was appointed the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. In 1986, these lectures were published under the title Working Space.Stella is the recipient of honorary degrees from Princeton, Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, Dartmouth College and the Friedrich Schiller University in Germany. In 1989, he received the Ordre des Arts et des Letters from the French government. He was elected Honorary Royal Academician in 1993. In 2000, Stella was first American to have a dedicated gallery space within the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in London. Stella was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in 2009. In 2012, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany exhibited a retrospective of Stella’s works. A retrospective of Mr. Stella works was on view at the Whitney Museum of Art in 2015 traveled to Fort Worth & San Francisco in 2016. An exhibition of new work will open at Marianne Boesky Gallery, May 2017. He lives and works in New York City.In this intimate, one-on-one conversation, Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize winning architectural critic and Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at Parsons, will engage Frank Stella on his life and work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Talks, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Frank Stella, Renowned Minimalist Painter
Opening Reception |
Infoesque includes Expanding and Remaining (2016), a series of thirty six panel paintings that use ISIS’ online English-language magazine, Dabiq, as their source material, and Infoesque (2017), a new series of larger works on canvas that explore the design strategies of Rumiyah magazine, which took over the propaganda mantel when Dabiq ceased publication in October 2016.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Infoesque: Paintings by Navine G. Khan-Dossos
Opening Reception |
Featuring highly experimental prints from over 20 Icelandic artists, including the Icelandic punk pioneer Megas and an artist book by Björk, Other Hats an exploration of when and how multidisciplinary artists turn to printmaking. With an acoustic set by Megas.
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Other Hats: Icelandic Printmaking
Opening Reception |
Vera Iliatova: In Between - A selection of new floral and figurative dreamscapes paintings.Sarah McEneaney: Land, Sea, Sleep - Autobiographical acrylic paintings, including interiors, landscapes and self-portraits from her travels to the Grand Canyon, Cape Cod, and the County Mayo in Ireland.                 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, 2 Art Shows: Vera Iliatova / Sarah McEneaney
Book Reading |
Speaker Meg Jacobs teaches American History and Politics at Princeton University. Her latest book explores how the energy crisis shocked the country and forever changed American politics. If Vietnam and Watergate taught citizens that their leaders could not be trusted, the energy crisis taught them that government did not work. With long gas lines and soaring prices, the oil shocks of the decade undermined confidence in Washington to solve problems.
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Meg Jacobs discusses her book Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis of the 1970s and the Transformation of American Politics
Opera |
Presented by Manhattan Opera Association. 
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, An Evening of Operatic Delights
Workshop |
A workshop with Win Sheffield.The whole process of a job campaign is unfamiliar, unpleasant and ambiguous. It does not have to be so burdensome and can be approached following simple steps using our strengths.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Organizing Your Job Campaign: Getting and Keeping on Track
Screening |
The event will consist of a short film covering some highlights of Korea's past, ancient and recent, following which guests will be served traditional Korean food and desserts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Screenings, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Hidden Wonders of Korea: Screening and Tastings
Book Reading |
In a major reassessment of African American culture, Phillip Brian Harper intervenes in the ongoing debate about the “proper” depiction of black people. He advocates for African American aesthetic abstractionism—a representational mode whereby an artwork, rather than striving for realist verisimilitude, vigorously asserts its essentially artificial character. Maintaining that realist representation reaffirms the very social facts that it might have been understood to challenge, Harper contends that abstractionism shows up the actual constructedness of those facts, thereby subjecting them to critical scrutiny and making them amenable to transformation.
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6:15 pm
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Book Readings, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Phillip Brian Harper discusses his book Abstractionist Aesthetics
Talk |
Peter Sokolowski, editor-at-large at Merriam-Webster, and Ammon Shea, digital content editor at Merriam-Webster, present a talk on the challenges and changes in current lexicography, and on what the data from a digital book can tell us about the role that the dictionary plays in the lives of today’s word-searchers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Talks, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Is the Dictionary Dead? The Past, Present, and Future of Defining English
Workshop |
Learn how to use a brush pen to write Chinese calligraphy with an experience instructor. No Chinese language knowledge required. Library will provide supplies. This class repeats Thursday evenings in March and April.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Chinese Calligraphy Class
Book Reading |
In Dr. Karen R. January's book, follow the stories of 10 women who missed out on those important lessons Mama never taught them about morals, values, self-esteem and how they fell into darkness because of it. Find out how they survived, the healing process and the personal lessons they learned.
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Karen R. January reads from her book Lessons Mama Never Taught Me
Book Reading |
David Leite, the beloved founder of the James Beard Award-winning website Leite's Culinaria, presents his heartfelt, unflinchingly honest, yet tender memoir of growing up, accepting himself and turning his love of food into an award-winning career. Notes on a Banana is a candid, courageous and at times laugh-out-loud funny story of family, food, mental illness and sexual identity.
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, David Leite reads from his book Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression
Discussion |
Meet Phil Snyder: new father, nursing assistant at a cutting-edge biotech facility on Staten Island, and all-around decent guy. Trouble is, his life is falling apart. His wife has betrayed him, his job involves experimental surgeries with strange side effects, and his father is hiding early-onset dementia. Phil also has a special talent he doesn’t want to publicize—he’s a mind reader and moonlights as Brainstorm, a costumed superhero.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Fiona Maazel discusses her new novel A Little More Human
Film |
A phenomenal discourse on why poverty exists when there is so much wealth in the world. A must-see for anyone wanting to understand not only the US economic system but the foundations of today's global economy. 106 min.Complimentary refreshments will be available.
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7:00 pm
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Films, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Philippe Diaz's The End of Poverty? (2008): Documentary
7:00 pm
Regular: $12
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Concerts, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Cabaret competition
Dance Performance |
A “rock star of downtown dance” (Dance Magazine), the Zimbabwean-born, Brooklyn-based choreographer nora chipaumire uses her choreography to challenge and embrace stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body.With self-un-contained, chipaumire will continue her investigation into portraiture and self-portraiture, focusing on the representation of black identities in a digital Snapchat world. Taking the form of an impromptu digital broadcast, a glamorous fashion runway, and a pamphlet in movement, this performance will demonstrate Africans’ strong abilities to proclaim life and liberty and to pursue happiness with their swag. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
Free
Dance Performances, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, self–un–contained: A Performative Lecture by nora chipaumire
7:30 pm
Regular: $15
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Concerts, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Motown music
Tour |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.Takes place Thursdays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
Free
Tours, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
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Play | Broadway performer in a moving play

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Classical Music | Symphony orchestra performs Mozart and more

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Classical Music | Choral works by Fauré, J.S. Bach and more

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Classical Music | One of the most popular choral works of all times

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