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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 1, 2018?

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! 23 free events take place on April 1 in New York City.
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Sun, April 1, 2018
23 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on April 1, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Easter Parade
free events nyc April Fools’ Day Trump Military Parade
free events nyc Nature Exploration Hike
free events nyc Bach Vespers
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Workshop |
Sharyn Hahn lead you through some warm-up poses and a vinyasa flow as well as several short meditations, creative visualization, and intention-setting writing or sketching activities. You will leave feeling more flexible, relaxed, energized, with a mantra that you can carry with you throughout the week. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and they do have some if you need to borrow one for the class. Also bring a journal and something to write with. You will be writing a few times during the class, and if you prefer to sketch or want to do both, that is fine. Wear comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a warm or cool drink to keep you hydrated (with a secure lid). All levels are welcome. If you have never done yoga you will be able to participate as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Workshops, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Deep Yoga and Journaling
Tour |
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
Tours, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo 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
Free
Tours, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Harlem Tour
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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9:45 am
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Tours, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
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 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Grand Central Terminal Tour
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Street Fair
Parade |
Grab your Easter bonnet and stroll down Fifth Ave in the annual Easter Parade.  Or just watch other "paraders" wearing extreme Easter bonnets. Be sure to wear your Sunday best!
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Parades, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Easter Parade
City Walk |
The Lower East Side was once the most densely populated neighborhood on the planet. This 10 stop walking tour, will visit some major historical sites of the Jewish Lower East Side, from the late 1800's all the way up until present day. Weaving stories of triumph, heartbreak, and humor together, this tour is at once informative, entertaining, and may put you in the mood for a knish or four.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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City Walks, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour
Tour |
Join professional guides on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building. This tour repeats every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Flatiron District Walking Tour
Concert |
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Conor O'hale, Double Bass 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Jie Chen, piano 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Kathryn McKay, viola 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Weiting Sun, cello 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Jenny Jung, soprano 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Wenbo Ai, piano 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Yadi Liang, accompanying 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Yu-Chun Liu, soprano 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Chia-Wen Chen, soprano 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Jue Wang, piano 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Liangping Yu, accompanying 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Zack O'Farrill, jazz drums 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Jeong Yoon Lee, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Concerts, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Student Recitals
Parade |
Bring your artillery! All military toys, tanks, planes, helicopters and GI Joe soldiers are needed. Help to amass the largest assembly of military might the world has ever seen for President Donald Trump’s tremendous and amazing Military Parade. All marching personnel will have Donald Trump look-like masks.  There will be one stop, where the entire parade will take a knee.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Parades, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, April Fools’ Day Trump Military Parade
Hike |
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems. On this nature hike, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Wear comfortable shoes or boots, and pack water and a light snack.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Hikes, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Nature Exploration Hike
Park Walk |
Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer. Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Stroll to Strawberry Fields
Tour |
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
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Known as America's first suburb, Brooklyn Heights is truly a gem. Travel and Leisure named it one of America's top 10 most beautiful neighborhoods, and its beauty is rivaled only by its place in American history. These quaint, tree-lined streets have been the sites of Revolutionary War battles, abolitionist activism and have inspired numerous novelists. Visit a stop on the Underground Railroad, or the home of Truman Capote, where he penned Breakfast at Tiffany's and where Jackie Robinson signed with the Dodgers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Brooklyn Heights Tour
Classical Music |
Program: Bach: Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, BWV 667 O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 656 Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 663 Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 662 Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 664 Trio super Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 655 Prelude and Fugue in D, BWV 532 This recital is played by Associate Organist Benjamin Sheen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:15 pm
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Concerts, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Organ Works by Bach
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. 10, 2017 to May 27, 2018..
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Classical Music |
Program: J.S. Bach: BWV 249 Oratorium Festo Paschali: Kommt, eilet und laufet 3:45pm Pre-Vespers Talk by Michael Marissen
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Bach Vespers
Dance Performance |
ShowDown is a performance and feedback series for works-in-progress. The program provides emerging and mid-career dance artists an opportunity to show unfinished work in an informal, welcoming setting. Showings by Kelsey Rondeau, Olivia Dwyer, and Rebecca Fitton. Discussion facilitated by Angie Pittman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Dance Performances, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, ShowDown: Dance Works-in-Progress
Book Reading |
Béatrice, a solitary young jazz singer from a genteel Parisian suburb, meets a mysterious woman named Polina, who visits her at night and whispers in her ear: “There are people who leave their bodies and their bodies go on living without them. These people are named Natasha.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Yelena Moskovich reads from her book The Natashas
Comedy Club |
Bad news, everyone. Attempting to hook in audience members with their unique "local news" themed twist, Alex Ptak, Kevin Froleiks, and Carmen Lagala will be hosting some of the hottest line-ups in the city. An anonymous source was quoted as saying "Please go to church before. It's a hot stand-up comedy show."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, Bad News: It's a Comedy Show
Tour |
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
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Tours, April 01, 2018, 04/01/2018, 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge Night Tour
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Classical Music | Orchestral works by European composers

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Jazz | Jazz gala performance

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Concert | Epic tribute concert to one of the greatest R&B singers

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