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Free things to do that happen in New York City (NYC) every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something to do on April 27, 2015 don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! You'll see lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events which will take your breath away!

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Where else but in New York City can you listen to a world-class musician, discuss a book with a famous author, take a part in poetry reading, have a glass of wine at an art exhibition opening, and all that on the same day, and all that free of charge!

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October and March are the busiest months in NYC in terms of free events, free things to do. That is contrary to the common misconception that most of free events happen in New York City in summer. That 'summer' misconception is due to big publicity that some of New York City summer free events get.

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'New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.' (The New York Times article about Club Free Time).

Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City (NYC) today:
Monday, April 27, 2015

All events, activities, things to do today, Monday, April 27, 2015 are free unless otherwise noted.

Birdwatching | Spring Birding Tour
Discover the birds that call the park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising diversity of avian visitors drop in, even in the heart of midtown. Sightings could include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, even an American Woodcock.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Birdwatchings, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Spring Birding Tour
Park Walk | Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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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Tours, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour | Lower Manhattan Tour
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.
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Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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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Tours, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Workshop | Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Also known as Falun Gong, Falun Dafa is the practice of meditation and slow moving exercise. Learn how to eliminate streee, and enjoy peace of mind, and begin the process of toward a strong and comfortable body that is ar ease, and develop a calm and serene mind.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Gallery Talk | Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Join a 45-minute docent led tour of the exhibition.
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12:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert |
Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral’s unparalleled Great Organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Concerts, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Great Organ Recital: Midday Monday
Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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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Tours, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Tour | Harlem 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Harlem Tour
Workshop | Advanced MS Word 2010 Workshop
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Reading | Play Reading: Getting Over by Elizabeth Irwin
Give a working class kid from desolate-ass Holyoke a dollar, he might buy a scratch ticket or a few looseys; give him a free prestigious liberal arts college education in the bucolic town next door, he'll turn that dollar into a million working at an elite investment banking firm and get down on his knees and thank you every day. Right?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Staged Readings, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Play Reading: Getting Over by Elizabeth Irwin
Gallery Talk | Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Join a 45-minute docent led tour of the exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Concert | College Recitals
Diomedes B. Saraza, Jr., Violin 4 p.m. Si Tan, Violin 6 p.m. Arnie Tanimoto, Viola da Gamba 6 p.m. Riley Mulherkar, Jazz Trumpet 8 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, College Recitals
Book Reading | Selina Tusitala Marsh reads from her book Fast Talking PI
Selina Tusitala Marsh is a senior lecturer in the English Department at the University of Auckland, where she teaches New Zealand and Pacific Literature and Creative Writing. Of Samoan, Tuvaluan, English and French descent, her critical and creative work focuses on giving voice to Pacific communities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Selina Tusitala Marsh reads from her book Fast Talking PI
Lecture |
With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: Coriolanus: politics as theater It is recommended attendees read the play before the talk.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Lectures, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
Tour | High Line 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Open House for New Ballet Center
The Center will hold its first public event in its newly completed dance studio. Jennifer Homans, author of Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet (2010) and the founder, will deliver a short lecture on the origins of the art form and discuss the goals of the Center.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Open House for New Ballet Center
Concert | Songbook: Broadway's Future
A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists. Presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul and directed by John Znidarsic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Songbook: Broadway's Future
Discussion | The 20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide
Film screening of Neither Here, Nor There and a panel discussion. Film description: A personal journey of the aftermath of the Bosnian War with interwoven stories of the Selimovic family from Srebrenica, Bosnia who resettled in Columbia, Missouri after the fall of the former UN "safe area". Ten years later, the family re-visits the July 1995 massacre of more than 8,000 Bosnians, considered the worst single act of genocide in Europe since the end of the Second World War. Neither Here Nor There traces the complexities of starting over in a new place when ties to the past remain unbreakable. 58 Minutes. Opening remarks by Ajla Delkic, Executive Director, Advisory Council for Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Eldin Elezovic, Vice-President, Congress of North American Bosniaks Commentators on Srebrenica and the film: - Sarah Wagner is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at George Washington University and author of To Know Where He Lies: DNA Technology and the Search for Srebrenicas Missing (University of California Press, 2008), and co-author with Lara Nettelfield of Srebrenica in the Aftermath of Genocide (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Her research has explored connections between the destructive and creative forces of war, focusing on the identification of missing persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina, specifically victims of the Srebrenica genocide, and the United States military's attempts to recover and identify service members Missing In Action (MIA) from the past century's conflicts. - Dijana Jelača holds a PhD in Communication and Film Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her areas of specialty include critical cultural studies, transnational feminist theories, critical ethnic studies, trauma and memory studies, and studies of post-Socialism and affect. Jelača's work has appeared in Camera Obscura, Feminist Media Studies, Studies in Eastern European Cinema and elsewhere. Her forthcoming book, Dislocated Screen Memory: Narrating Trauma in Post-Yugoslav Cinema (Palgrave), focuses on trauma narratives as cultural memory in cinema after Yugoslavia. She currently teaches in the Department of Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre at St. Johns University. - Zlatko Filipovic am an award-winning international multimedia journalist who lives and works in New York City. Currently, a lead producer at Network News Service (NNS), an ABC, CBS and FOX News cooperative. He is a member of the organizing committee for the Bosnia-Herzegovina Film Festival, held annually in New York City. - Tanya Domi, Adjunct Professor, Harriman Institute, will moderate.
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Discussions, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, The 20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide
Talk | Nonfiction Forum: Alice Eve Cohen
Alice Eve Cohen is a memoirist, playwright, and solo theater artist. Her memoir, What I Thought I Knew (Viking) received the Elle Magazine Literary Grand Prix for Nonfiction, and was one of Oprah magazine’s 25 Best Books of Summer and Salon's Best Books of the Year. Her new memoir, The Year My Mother Came Back, will be published by Algonquin in March 2015; the audiobook will be published by HighBridge. She has written for Nickelodeon, CTW, and CBS, and has toured her solo plays to theaters, festivals and schools, nationally and internationally. Her play, Thin Walls, will be produced by The Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca in June.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Nonfiction Forum: Alice Eve Cohen
Slide Lecture | Gary F. Merrill discusses his book Our Aging Bodies
This illustrated lecture provides a clear, scientifically based explanation of what happens to all the major organ systems and bodily processes — such as the cardiovascular and digestive systems — as people age.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Gary F. Merrill discusses his book Our Aging Bodies
Staged Reading | Play Reading: Getting Over by Elizabeth Irwin
Give a working class kid from desolate-ass Holyoke a dollar, he might buy a scratch ticket or a few looseys; give him a free prestigious liberal arts college education in the bucolic town next door, he'll turn that dollar into a million working at an elite investment banking firm and get down on his knees and thank you every day. Right?
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Staged Readings, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Play Reading: Getting Over by Elizabeth Irwin
Screening |
Under the direction of Charles Neidich, this film screening will feature contemporary music performed by ensembles to the silent films Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton) and The Immigrant (Charlie Chaplin); the composer Craig Marks will give a pre-concert talk.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Screenings, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Silent Movie Night Featuring Contemporary Music
Talk | The New Civil Rights Agenda
Ben Jealous, Partner, Kapor Center for Social Impact and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Former CEO, Green for All will speak on The New Civil Rights Agenda. Through this lens questions such as “How do you build an organized movement for racial justice?” and “How can advocates and community activists effectively use public policy as a tool for advancing a new civil rights agenda?” can be explored.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, The New Civil Rights Agenda
Workshop | Scripting the Graphic Novel
With Laurence Klavan. The illustrations in a graphic novel, whether it's Watchmen or Fun Home, rightfully receive the most attention. But they can't save a weak script. This workshop will provide both authors and illustrators with the basics of strong storytelling, with special focus on the structure that is the spine of any good tale.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Reading | Benilde Little reads from her book Welcome to My Breakdown
Benilde Little, author of Good Hair and The Itch, describes how she crawled out of depression brought on by illness, elder care, childcare and doubts about marriage.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Benilde Little reads from her book Welcome to My Breakdown
Talk | Understanding the Monetary System
A discussion on the social role of money with economist and member of the European League for Economic Co-operation and the International Fiscal Association, Jean-François Serval.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Understanding the Monetary System
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Performances, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Play about mafia
7:00 pm
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Theaters, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Comic theater
Staged Reading |
Theo Turner is a young astrophysicist on the verge. But Theo’s “big bang” isn’t theoretical. When he and his wife travel to his hometown in rural Georgia to deliver news about an impending adoption, Theo’s aging parents deliver some unsettling news that truly rocks everyone's world. A comedy about the frailty of faith, the unspoken bonds of family, and the mysterious expansion of the universe.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Staged Readings, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Play Reading: Qualities of Starlight by Gabriel Dean
Concert | College Recitals
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM An Evening of Chamber Music with Piano 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM The Jazz Room Series
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, College Recitals
Tour | Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native tribes, lost opportunities and political intrigue. With almost every step one takes through the West Village, one encounters the ghosts and spirits of New York City’s past. Every corner has its stories, every building has its haunted spirits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
Concert | College Recitals
7:30 PM Goldmark Chamber Concert 8:00 PM Mannes Percussion Ensemble Concert
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Concerts, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, College Recitals
Concert |
Program: Haydn String Quartet in D Minor, op. 76, no. 2 ("Quinten") Aaron Copland Rondino Schubert String Quartet in G major, D. 887 With: Daniel Ching, violin | William Fedkenheuer, violin | John Largess, viola | Joshua Gindele, cello Don't miss this chance to hear one of the world's great quartets, admired everywhere for its "explosive vigor and technical finesse" (New York Times).
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Concerts, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, The Miró Quartet performs works by Haydn, Copland, Schubert
7:30 pm
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Concerts, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Orchestral works of Chopin, Poulenc, Shostakovich and more
Film | Documentary: Des Doyle's Showrunners (2014)
Showrunners is the first ever feature length documentary film to explore the fascinating world of US television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them. These are the people responsible for creating, writing and overseeing every element of production on one of the United State's biggest exports - television drama and comedy series. 90 min. Following the screening there will be a skype Q and A with showrunner Mike Kelley (Revenge, Swingtown, Providence).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Documentary: Des Doyle's Showrunners (2014)
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Concerts, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Bossa nova and Brazilian jazz
8:00 pm
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Concerts, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Choral works of Haydn, Faure and more
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Concerts, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Sounds of the Caribbean, Andean, and urban music
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Theaters, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, An amusing musical
Concert | Singers Space
Hosted by D'Ambrose Boyd with David Pearl at the piano. Where New York's finest professional and aspiring singers come to sing their favorites and hear their peers perform before an intimate audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Singers Space
9:00 pm
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Concerts, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, various singers
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Concerts, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Sounds of the Caribbean, Andean, and urban music
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