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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 30, 2017?

Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away! 18 free events take place on April 30 in New York City.
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Sun, April 30, 2017
18 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on April 30, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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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 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, 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 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo 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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9:45 am
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Tours, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Harlem Tour
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For over 100 years, the Beaux-Arts beauty known as Grand Central Terminal (a.k.a Station) has been a testament to the ingenuity and ambition of a great city, impressing both travelers and visitors with its wonderful architecture and pulsating vibe. Its history is a story of immense wealth, great engineering, a few accidents, a planned sabotage and one terrific ceiling, but most importantly a story of survival and rebirth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Grand Central Terminal Tour
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About 7 miles and 5 hours, moderate pace with stops to view sculpture, paintings, and murals. Take the Tram to Roosevelt Island, walk the island’s perimeter enjoying visits to Four Freedoms FDR Memorial on the southern tip, the Octagon Gallery on the northern end and Tom Otterness statues along the way. (4 mile drop out point).Then cross the Roosevelt Island Bridge to Astoria and have lunch in Socrates Sculpture Park. Pack a lunch or walk next door to the Costco snack bar. After lunch continue along Vernon Blvd. to the Welling Court Mural project and take-in some of the +130 works of street art. Walk ends 1 mile later at Astoria's 30 Avenue station.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
$3
Tours, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Roosevelt Island to Astoria Queens Walk: Monuments to Murals
City Walk |
A guided walking tour of the historic and revitalized 34th Street District. Tour-goers will explore the neighborhood's rich history of commerce, transit, and architecture. This 90-minute tour is held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through May 28, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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City Walks, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Tour34: Empire to Penn
Concert |
Chamber Music Recital 1 p.m. Chamber Music Recital 3 p.m. Chamber Music Recital 5 p.m. Chamber Music Recital 7 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Student Recitals
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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
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Tours, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick. Tour takes place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
City Walk |
Highlights: Pete's Tavern, The Statue of Edwin Booth and Peter Stuyvesant, The Players and National Arts Clubs, The Quaker Meeting Church and the Home where Actor John Garfield Died.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Stuyvesant Square/Gramercy Park-'Islands of Gentility' Tour
Lecture |
Learn about the various laws and mandates pertaining to Jewish surnames in the Russian Empire, the complexities of Jewish surname adoption and use, and how this information is useful in Jewish genealogical research.With: Dr. Jeffrey Mark Paull
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Lectures, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, The History, Adoption, and Regulation of Jewish Surnames in the Russian Empire
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The annual Wall to Wall extravaganza celebrates Steve Reich, who The New York Times called "our greatest living composer." Part of his 80th birthday celebrations, Wall to Wall Steve Reich will feature his music from his influential early Minimalist masterpieces of the 1960s to recent work. Leading music ensembles and performers will appear paying tribute to "the most original musical thinker of our time" (The New Yorker).Segment 1: 3pm-5pmPiano Counterpoint (1973, arr. 2011 by Vincent Corver) performed by Vicky ChowWTC 9/11 (2010) performed by Mivos QuartetElectric Counterpoint (1987) performed by Mark Stewart, Dither, and friendsSidewalk, set to Double Sextet (2007) performed by Keigwin + CompanySegment 2: 5:30pm-7:30pmClapping Music (1972); City Life (1995) performed by Alarm Will SoundSteve Reich and Alan Pierson in ConversationFour Genesis Settings from The Cave (1990-1993, arr. 2013 by Alan Pierson)New York Counterpoint (1985); Radio Rewrite (2013) performed by Alarm Will SoundSegment 3: 8pm-10pmDifferent Trains (1988) performed by Mivos QuartetSteve Reich and Alan Pierson in ConversationDesert Music (1983, brass arr. 2001 by Alan Pierson) performed by American Composers Orchestra
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Wall to Wall Concert Featuring Steve Reich, 'Our Greatest Living Composer'
3:00 pm
Regular: $20
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Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Women's choir performs Rutter, Holst and more
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Program: Haydn’s London Trio No. 1An aria by J.S. Bach from the Easter OratorioA woodwind quartet by MozartA trio sonata by Handel.April is National Poetry Month and Gordon Cooper will read poems written about and written by famous poets. Chelsea Musica is a NYC-based woodwind chamber ensemble: Carolyn Pollak, oboe, oboe d’amoreDenise Koncelik, keyboard, flute Karen Robbins, fluteJeanne VelonisCara Tucker, bassoonGuest Artists: Tyler Wayne Smith, countertenor Gordon Cooper, orator
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Chelsea Musica performs Haydn, Mozart, Handel, Bach
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  Jamie Charisse Diaz Sampana, soprano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Student Recitals
Classical Music |
The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. The Organ Meditation takes place every Sunday from Sept. 11, 2016 to May 28, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation
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Called “fresh and vibrant” (The Classical Review) and praised for its “rhythmic vitality” (Time Out New York), this dynamic ensemble has worked with many leading contemporary composers, including Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli, and Timo Andres. Its unique instrumental lineup of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, bass, and piano allows NOW Ensemble to be flexible and innovative, helping it to introduce 21st-century music to new audiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, The NOW Ensemble brings an indie-rock attitude to contemporary classical music
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A renaissance is taking place on the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, a concerted effort has been undertaken to redevelop this part of the city, with the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and the construction of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. And from twilight into the night is the right time to pay a visit to this part of New York City. From the Memorial to the Woolworth Building, City Hall to the Brooklyn Bridge, some of the your most memorable experiences in the city await you.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
Free
Tours, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge 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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