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Mon, April 17, 2017
24 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on April 17, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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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9:00 am
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Tours, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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
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Tours, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, 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
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City Walks, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
City Walk |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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City Walks, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Lower Manhattan Tour
Park Walk |
Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, West Side Stories Tour
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Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Harlem Tour
Film |
Stars: Peter Lorre, Virginia Field, Thomas Beck.On a freighter going from San Francisco to Shanghai, Mr. Moto solves mysteries caused by a gang of smugglers.70 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Norman Foster's Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937): Mystery on the Sea
Discussion |
Join a lively moderated discussion with three bestselling authors. Helen Ellis (American Housewife, Eating the Cheshire Cat), Janice Y.K. Lee (The Expatriates, The Piano Teacher) and Cristina Alger (The Darlings, This Was Not The Plan) will discuss their previous works, how they got started writing, and what it’s like being a writer living in Yorkville. There will be time for audience questions and books will available to check out after the discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Discussions, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Three Bestselling Authors: Helen Ellis / Janice Y.K. Lee / Cristina Alger
Tour |
The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park. The tour is every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Tours, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, High Line Tour
Opening Reception |
Mikhail Belomlinsky started drawing as soon as he could hold a pencil, and has never stopped since. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, he received a M.F.A. in illustration from the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Art, one of the most respected art schools in Europe. Soon after graduation, Belomlinsky was given an opportunity to illustrate JRR Tolkien's "The Hobbit", and his journey began. He has worked in the illustration market ever since and has been commissioned to illustrate books, posters, greeting cards, caricatures, cartoons, and digital illustration in addition to a variety of other art-related jobs. In 1989, Belomlinsky moved to New York City and has worked as a creative director for Novoe Russkoe Slovo, the largest Russian daily newspaper in the United States. He has published over 100 books worldwide and his work has been featured in numerous galleries and exhibitions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Exhibition: Mikhail Belomlinsky: Encounters
Discussion |
"Gender theory" has become central to several important public controversies in France, including the 2012 and 2013 demonstrations against gay marriage and attacks on new French school curricula that explore male/female equality. In this context, American-style gender theory has been criticized as incompatible with the French "Republican model." The panel will discuss the multiple tensions between Republican discourse and the category -- and theory-- of gender.A panel discussion with Laure Bereni, Bruno Perreau, and Anne Verjus, moderated by Emmanuelle Saada
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, La théorie du genre: A French Controversy
Lecture |
A lecture by Sarah Gronningsater, Assistant Professor of History, California Institute of Technology.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, The Arc of Abolition: The Children of Gradual Emancipation in New York State
Lecture |
There is much controversy about the relation between liberty and conflict in politics. While some thinkers argue that liberty is only possible under the stability given by the law, and thus conflict should be avoided and replaced by consensus and order, others warn that the lack of conflict evidences the death of political liberty. In the wake of the 2007–2012 financial crisis, when representative democracy is being challenged through popular mobilizations, populist and proto-totalitarian leaders, it seems imperative to revisit the role of conflict in politics and its relation to liberty.Machiavelli was among the first thinkers in the modern era to explore extensively both the constructive and destructive potential of conflict in the making of a republic and the maintenance of its liberty and vitality. In this panel we will discuss two essays from the recent book Machiavelli on Liberty and Conflict (Chicago University Press 2017) analyzing the relation between military power, finance, and political liberty in Machiavelli’s work. Jérémie Barthas explores Machiavelli’s effort to establish the autonomy of the Republic of Florence from the financial power of the grandi through a project of mass conscription, arguing that we should understand the Machiavellian concept of “people in arms” as a strategy to gain liberty by decoupling a military system based on mercenary forces from a financial system based on public debt. Following Barthas’s analysis, Michele Battini analyzes the relation in Machiavelli between military and political reform, force and consent, through the interpretations of three representative Italian scholars of the twentieth century: Federico Chabod, Antonio Gramsci, and Adriano Sofri.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Machiavelli on Liberty and Conflict
Concert |
Ula Kinderyte, Baroque Violin 6 p.m. Composition Concert 8 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Student Recitals
Film |
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis.The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs. 101 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, John Madden's Proof (2005): When Dad is Insane
Film |
Stars: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom.An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop. 97 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Martin Scorsese's After Hours (1985): Disasterous Date
Lecture |
This lecture will explore how different organizations – in different sectors and different geographies – have embraced a sustainable approach to business and the many challenges they’ve faced in adopting complex sustainability principles.Speaker: Stephanie Johnston, Director, Agenda NYC.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:10 pm
Free
Lectures, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, The Circular Economy
Discussion |
This session will focus on the writings of Hélène Cixous and the emergence of what is called “écriture feminine.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
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Discussions, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Philosopher Hélène Cixous and Contemporary Directions
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture celebrates the strangest and most curious places in the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Slide Lectures, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton discuss their book Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
Workshop |
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30 question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from Music and Movies to New York History, Sports, Literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time. Trivia Master Chris Vaccari is a New York-based trivia host with the answers to (almost) all of your questions. He has hosted fun-filled trivia events in the Tri-State area since 2007.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Trivia Night
Book Reading |
After huge petroleum reserves were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma in the 1920s, members of the tribe were briefly among the wealthiest people in the world. Then they began to die. Working with new sources and deep research, Grann tells the riveting story of the mystery behind their murders. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, David Grann reads from his book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Tour |
For some performers, the show must go on… even after death! The Ghosts on Broadway Tour, led by a veteran New York City talent agent, will introduce you to these notorious theater legends who appear after the lights go dim. You’ll hear about the Broadway impresario who haunts the theater that bears his name. His apparition shows up on opening nights to congratulate the cast or “pinch” the leading ladies’ bottom. Jazz age parties are heard almost nightly from his long abandoned apartment over his theater.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Tours, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Ghosts on Broadway Tour
Concert |
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Freshman Vocal Recital
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, Student Recitals
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Classical Music | Symphony orchestra performs Mozart and more

Regular: $50; Member: $0.00

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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Play | Tragi-comedy with Broadway stars

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