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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 1, 2019?

20 free events take place on Monday, April 1 in New York City. 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 today, tonight, tomorrow and 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!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out April 1 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!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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Mon, April 1, 2019
20 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Monday, April 1, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, Morning Meditation

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Parade | 34th Annual April Fools’ Day Parade


New York’s irreverent April Fools’ Day Parade returns, poking fun once again at the past year’s displays of hype, hypocrisy, deceit, bigotry, and downright foolishness. Nothing is sacred. The satire knows no bounds. For the 34th year, the public is encouraged to participate, in or out of costume, with or without floats, and may join the procession at any point along the parade route. Floats can be no wider than 10’ and no longer than 30’. They can be self-propelled, towed, pushed or pulled. Customized bicycles, tricycles, baby carriages and aerial balloons are welcome. The parade will pass by Trump Tower at 12:15 pm where everyone "will toast Trump with his own Kool-Aid."
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Parades, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, 34th Annual April Fools&rsquo; Day Parade

Workshop | Chinese Calligraphy Class


Chinese calligraphy is a form of aesthetically pleasing writing (calligraphy), or, the artistic expression of human language in a tangible form. This type of expression has been widely practiced in China and has been generally held in high esteem across East Asia. Please bring your own calligraphy pen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, Chinese Calligraphy Class

Workshop | Resume Help


Need help with resume writing? Not sure how to edit it? Get one-on-one assistance with writing your resume. Please bring a hard copy of your resume or a USB flash drive to save and edit it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, Resume Help

Workshop | Dance and sculpt


Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. This workshop takes place every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, Dance and sculpt

Opening Reception | The Towers of Babel: Shots of the Same Spot Over Four Years


The Tower of Babel was the first skyscraper and a symbol of arrogance. God punished the builders for their presumptuousness. The skyscrapers of New York City symbolize the opposite of the biblical Tower of Babel: People from all over the world come to this place and feel free and united and at home. Although they speak 170 different languages, they understand each other. The photos of this series were shot from a similar perspective as Pieter Bruegel the Elder used 1563 in his famous painting “Tower of Babel”: The bird’s-eye view. All pictures were taken with an iPhone from the 10th floor of Bobst Library, from the same spot, between 2014 and 2018, at different times of day and during different seasons. There was always the same view, but every single image of the 3000 pictures is as different as the people in New York City. Hans Weiss is a photographer and writer, living in Vienna/Europe and New York. He received his photographic education at the International Center of Photography in New York in 1994/95 and at the School for Art Photography in Vienna in 1997 and 2010, where he enrolled in workshops with Wolfgang Tillmans and various other renowned photographers. Since 2015, he is a member of the Soho Photo Gallery NY Coop.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, The Towers of Babel: Shots of the Same Spot Over Four Years

Master Class | Violin Master Class With The Instrumentalist of the Year


Violinist Augustin Hadelich has firmly established himself as one of the great violinists of today at the age of 34. Named “2018 Instrumentalist of the Year” by Musical America, he has performed with every major orchestra in the U.S., many on numerous occasions, as well as an ever-growing number of orchestras in the UK, Europe, and Asia. International highlights of the 2018/2019 season include his debut with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra Munich and engagements with Belgian National Orchestra, Danish National Symphony, Finnish Radio Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orquesta Nacional de España, and the symphony orchestras of Bournemouth, City of Birmingham, New Zealand, São Paulo, and Singapore.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, Violin Master Class&nbsp;With The&nbsp;Instrumentalist of the Year

Talk | Beyond Letters: How an African Typeface Project Became More Than Just Type Design


In 2014, Mark Jamra and Neil Patel embarked on a project to create more options for typographic expression and increasing literacy with African scripts. Through the process of extensive research and community outreach, they discovered a host of historical, cultural, and technical issues that demanded attention before they could share their typeface. What started as a type design project evolved to include developing tools to help African language communities participate more fully on the internet. This presentation tells the story of their typeface Kigelia, a first-of-its-kind, 10-script, multi-style family, and shows how research, outreach, and developing apps helped them to better understand the communities they were working for.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, Beyond Letters: How an African Typeface Project Became More Than Just Type Design

Poetry Reading | Celebration Of A Well-Known Poet


An evening of poetry and performance to honor Sonia Sanchez, the legendary poet and activist. Sonia Sanchez is an American poet most often associated with the Black Arts Movement. She has authored over a dozen books of poetry, as well as short stories, critical essays, plays, and children's books. She was a recipient of 1993 Pew Fellowships in the Arts. In 2001, Sanchez was the recipient of the Robert Frost Medal for her poetry (one of the highest honors awarded to a nationally recognized poet) and has been influential to other African-American female poets, including Krista Franklin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, Celebration Of A Well-Known Poet

Talk | Exploring Ethical Dilemmas In: Medical Aid in Dying


Is it ethically appropriate to hasten death by medical means? Are legal and religious prohibitions important considerations? What can we learn from the experience of the several U.S.states that have legalized this "procedure" [e.g., Oregon, Washington, more recently California]? This talk will look at cases in which moral decisions have been difficult. This discussion-based presentation will examine the underlying ethical issues at the end of life that should be addressed by individuals and their family/friends. Speaker Terry M. Perlin is Emeritus Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Resarch Fellow, Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University in Ohio. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, Exploring Ethical Dilemmas In: Medical Aid in Dying

Discussion | Migrations: Rewriting America


American culture is constantly being remade by immigrants. In this panel, acclaimed writers Suketu Mehta (author of the forthcoming book This Land Is Their Land) and Gary Shteyngart (author of Lake Success) discuss with sociologists Nancy Foner and Philip Kasinitz how immigrants transform—and are themselves transformed by—American culture. Foner is a distinguished professor of sociology at Hunter College; Kasinitz is a presidential professor of sociology.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, Migrations: Rewriting America

Author Reading | 2 New Books: The Summer of Dead Birds / Your Art Will Save Your Life


Ali Liebgott and Beth Pickens reading from and discuss their books, The Summer of Dead Birds (Feminist Press/Amethyst Editions) and Your Art Will Save Your Life (Feminist Press), respectively.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, 2 New Books: The Summer of Dead Birds / Your Art Will Save Your Life

Discussion | Live Oak, With Moss: A Scholar And Illustrator Bring To Light The Secret Love Poems Of Walt Whitman


As he was turning forty, Walt Whitman composed a sequence of twelve poems and compiled them in a small handmade book he entitled Live Oak, With Moss—but never exactly published them. The verses describe an unhappy love affair with an unnamed man and are considered among the most adventurous and homoerotic work he ever wrote. Whitman pulled the twelve pieces apart in order to obliterate the narrative and rearranged them into other sections of "Calamus Lovers" section in Leaves of Grass. The original sequence was only restored by scholars in recent years, and has now been published with an essay by Whitman scholar Karen Karbiener and illustrated by Caldecott Award–winner Brian Selznick.  On the occasion of Whitman’s bicentennial, Karbiener and Selznick speak about the original collection and make the case for it as a source of inspiration and cause for celebration.  First come, first seated. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, Live Oak, With Moss: A Scholar And Illustrator Bring To Light The Secret Love Poems Of Walt Whitman

Play | Wrong Crowd: A College Play


This student play by Federica Borlenghi is part of a festival highlighting the culminating work of the BFA Dramatic Arts students, exploring their training in technique, the depth of their critical inquiry skills, and the contextualization of their work through the lens of citizen-artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, Wrong Crowd: A College Play

Talk | Artist Talk: Shaping Psychic Identities


BFA Photography and Video Annual Faculty Award recipient Peter Garfield will give an artist talk that extends a look into his practice, which studies the interaction of personal, familial, national and world events and explores how they shape psychic identities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, Artist Talk: Shaping Psychic Identities
7:00 pm
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Musicals, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, Romantic musical
7:00 pm
Regular: $20
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Plays, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, Shakespearean Classic
7:30 pm
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Plays, April 01, 2019, 04/01/2019, A love story in a dystopian world
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Musical | High-energy musical

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Play | Broadway actors in a funny and moving play

Regular Price: $25
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Concert | Piano works by Brahms and more...

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