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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 8, 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! 35 free events take place on April 8 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out April 8 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of April . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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All events, things to do on April 8, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Works by Chopin, Saint-Saëns, and more
free events nyc Playing Doctor: 3 Comedic One-Acts
free events nyc A Marathon Reading of Blood and Guts in High School
free events nyc Breathtaking views of the majestic Palisades and Hudson River
free events nyc Pianist Nargiz Aliyarova and Friends
free events nyc Bach Vespers
free events nyc Nocturnal Wildlife Tour
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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.
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Workshops, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Deep Yoga and Journaling

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.
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Tours, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, 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.
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City Walks, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

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Starting in Forest Hills, ending in downtown Flushing, this moderately paced walk (about 6 miles) goes through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Botanical Garden (Kissena Corridor, Kissena Park). Bring snack, water. Exercise! History! Nature! Friendship!
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Park Walks, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Three Lakes/Three Parks in Queens

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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.
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Tours, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Harlem Tour

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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.
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Tours, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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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Tours, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, 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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Fairs, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Street Fair

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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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Tours, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Flatiron District Walking Tour

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Duration: 4 to 5 Hours. Distance: 5 - 7 Miles. Walk at a moderate pace (some ups and downs) along the Jersey side of the Hudson River waterfront, taking in the scenic views from Exchange Place to Port Imperial Ferry Terminal, Weehawken. Visit Burr–Hamilton duel site. Rain cancels.
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Tours, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Exchange Place-to-Weehawken Tour

Concert |


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  Rose Xiu Yi Kow, violin 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  Rui Xu, double bass 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM  Wolfgang Schedl, clarinet 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Alicia Bisha, violin 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Discover Opera! and Amato Opera in Brief: The Magic Flute 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Eganam Segbefia, trumpet 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Haerin Kim, accompanying piano 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Richard Mines, guitar 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Jianing Zhang, soprano 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Yu-Jou Kuo, viola 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM  Jung Un Suh, contemporary violin 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM  Xinyu Wang, piano 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Charlotte Merz, mezzo-soprano
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Concerts, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Student Recitals

Author Reading |


The notorious 1978 Kathy Acker's novel Blood and Guts in High School, partly situated in the East Village, spins the all-American coming-of-age story into a girl riot. “When you look in the mirror and see a smart, angry girl who wants to be free, you’re seeing a paradigm Kathy helped bring into the realm of the recognizable,” writes Sarah Schulman in The Gentrification of the Mind. Schulman invites more than seventy artists—including many of Acker’s peers, friends, mentees, and cultural descendants—for a marathon reading of With Lynne Tillman, Carolee Schneemann, Charles Bernstein, Penny Arcade, Jennifer Blowdryer, Justin Vivian Bond, Richard Foreman, John Godfrey, Bette Gordon, Jessica Hagedorn, Carla Harryman, Tracie Morris, Matias Viegener, Tommy Pico, Betsy Sussler, Carl Hancock Rux, Bina Sharif, Kate Zambreno and many more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Author Readings, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, A Marathon Reading of  Blood and Guts in High School

Tour |


Heather Garden History and Billings Mansion Remnants Tour: discover the historic remnants of the C.K.G. Billings Estate,  see the beauty of the diverse flowers, trees, shrubs and learn the garden’s history, and how it compares to the original 1935 Olmsted brothers’ design. A walking tour of the Heather Garden and former Billings Estate with local historian Robin Boomer.                           Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park  Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue Manhattan Directions to this location    Cost Free   Event Organizer Northern Manhattan Parks, Fort Tryon Park Trust Contact Number (212) 795-1388
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Tours, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Breathtaking views of the majestic Palisades and Hudson River

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With Jim Mackin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Bloomingdale Neighborhood Walking Tour

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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Park Walks, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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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.
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Tours, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, 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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Tours, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Brooklyn Heights Tour

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A docent-led tour of items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, exploring the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. The tour last approximately 45 minutes and covers highlights of the show.
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Tours, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

Classical Music |


Beau Baldwin is from Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Concerts, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Beau Baldwin, Organist

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Nargiz Aliyarova is one of the most incredible, exciting, and imaginative pianists you’ve ever heard. Whether she makes her piano sound like sitar, the ancient instrument used in Hindustani classical music, or takes you to Spain’s ‘national fiesta’ with her deep and passionate sounds, she is always true to herself and her audience. Aliyarova is originally from Azerbaijan, the country that lies on the Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains, between Asia and Europe. She was honored with numerous international awards, including the ones from Pietro Argento International Competition in Italy, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland for being great interpreter of Chopin's music and many others. One of her first concerts in NYC is also featuring such great artists as famouse jazz pianist Amina Figarova, wonderful flute player Bart Platteau, brilliant violinist Blagomira Lipari, Nigel Smith, beautiful baritone who enjoyed a successful performing career in the Opéra National de Paris and other opera houses in Europe and wonderful pianist Irena Portneko.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Pianist Nargiz Aliyarova and Friends

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..
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Concerts, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation

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Carolyn Semes, Violin, and Erin Pitts, Viola  4:30PM Gabrielle Chou, Piano  6:00PM
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Concerts, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, College Recitals

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In the early 1970's, Kratochvíl was the first musician to bring jazz-rock behind the Iron Curtain; his fusion group Jazz Q Praha still draws big crowds today. He was also the first Czech to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He now divides his time between live music and his recording studio, trekking in the Himalayas, and making films of his adventurous journeys. Ackerman was immersed in all the American guitar styles -- blues, ragtime, bluegrass -- as a teenager in the Boston area in the 1960’s, and honed his guitar skills with several years of classical study. His 7-string guitar provides a rounded, natural sound to complement the grand piano. Besides the duo and solo performing, Ackerman now heads the music department at the Prague campus of New York University. The two first played together in an impromptu meeting at a Prague club in 1985, when Ackerman was on an IREX fellowship researching Czech contemporary music. It was “love at first chord”. Thirty three years and thousands of concerts later, a typical Ackerman/Kratochvíl evening will take you from lush original melodies and harmonies to explosive percussive free-for-alls. It has often been said of the duo that you can’t tell who is “soloing” and who is “accompanying”, or where the written material stops and the improvisation begins.
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Concerts, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, The Martin Kratochvíl/Tony Ackerman Duo: Staple of the Czech Jazz Scene

Classical Music |


With: Stephen Buzard of Chicago, IL. In celebration of the restored Great Organ, the Cathedral presents a concert series following Sunday Evensong, featuring guest recitalists from around the country.
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Concerts, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, It's Sunday Organ Recital

Classical Music |


Program: J.S. Bach: BWV 4 Christ lag in Todes Banden
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Bach Vespers

Classical Music |


Program: Scarlatti Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.9; Keyboard Sonata in D major, K. 29 Chopin Fantasy in F minor, op.49 Guram Bzvaneli (b. 1934) Expectation Mery Davitashvili (1924-2014) Scherzo Otar Taktakishvili (1924-1989) Poem Mery Davitashvili (1924-2014) Khorumi Chopin (1810 -1849) Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38 Giya Kancheli (b.1935) 12 Pieces from Songbook Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921) Sonata for clarinet in B-flat & piano op. 167 Martinů (1890 – 1959) Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano H. 356 Performers: Ana Glig, piano Monika Woods, clarinet
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Concerts, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Works by Chopin, Saint-Saëns, and more

Classical Music |


Jonathan Schakel is from Charlottesville, Va.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Jonathan Schakel, Organist

Staged Reading |


A trio of outrageously comedic one-acts set in a hospital: -  the bawdy tale of a couple on their first date who become stuck together during a passionate moment, - the bawdier tale of a lonely janitor who leaves his fly open during a nuclear accident and ends up with a three-foot penis, - a comic fantasia about a VERY pregnant woman who gives birth to her fears about childbirth and motherhood.  Rated RF for Really Funny. Written by Rich Orloff.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Staged Readings, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Playing Doctor: 3 Comedic One-Acts

Concert |


Vocal-only performance of Sahra Motalebi’s opera Directory of Portrayals; performed by the composer. Drawn from an online relationship with her sister in Iran whom Motalebi has never met, this iteration introduces still more from this real-time dialog in the form of spoken text and musical sections, exploring the complicated, often conflicting, autobiographical, geographical, and cultural narratives therein.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Modern Opera

Film |


A documentary describing Ford’s legacy of environmental contamination in northern New Jersey. At present, toxic chemicals still plague a neighboring indigenous community, the Ramapough Lenape Nation. After the screening, we’ll discuss ongoing challenges the Ramapough face and how NYC residents can support them. Despite intense repression from the Mahwah Township, the Ramapough persist in sharing their culture and fighting pipelines that threaten our common water supplies. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Wayne Mann's Mann v Ford (2010): How a Carmaker Polluted New Jersey

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."
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Comedy Clubs, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, 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.
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Tours, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge Night Tour

Park Walk |


Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, they encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask an Urban Park Ranger to borrow a pair. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Park Walks, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

Comedy Club |


New line-up of comics each week. BYOB.
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Comedy Clubs, April 08, 2018, 04/08/2018, The Comedy Dungeon Show
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Play | London's West End and Broadway actors in a true story in American history

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Musical | Sci-fi musical

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