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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 3, 2019?

28 free events take place on Wednesday, April 3 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 3 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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28 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio
free events nyc Remembering Philip Roth, one of the most awarded American writers of his generation
free events nyc America's Alliance with Israel: Building for the future
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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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10:00 am
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Tours, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Film | *batteries not included (1987): Tenants Call Aliens For Help 


Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition. 106 min. Director: Matthew Robbins. Starring Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae.  The story was originally intended to be featured in the television series Amazing Stories, but executive producer Steven Spielberg liked the idea so much that he decided to adapt it into a film. It is also notable for being the feature film screenwriting debut of Brad Bird.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Films, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, *batteries not included (1987): Tenants Call Aliens For Help&nbsp;

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term ‘baroque’ has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was ‘maestro di capella’ at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today’s music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi’s advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Bach at Noon

Concert | 2019 City Skate Concert


A presentation of the Ice Theatre of New York. For the past 30 years, Ice Theatre of New York has created and advanced ice dance as a performing art form and provided education and presented public performances for people of all ages. Come experience the balance, flow and flight of skating.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, 2019 City Skate Concert

Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Jazz | Midday Jazz: Jazz Singer Performs


Jazz vocalist Ben Cassara performed iat numerous venues in the New York, New Jersey tristate areas. He has performed at St. Peters Church, the Metropolitan Room, Something Jazz, among others. "One of the most engaging vocalists around….always in evidence a strong jazz influence in his vocalizing and choice of material." -Jersey Jazz This concert is a part of an ongoing program for jazz lovers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Midday Jazz: Jazz Singer Performs

Film | Matewan (1987): Oscar Nominated Drama On Miners


A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company. 135 min. Director: John Sayles. Starring Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell.  The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Matewan (1987): Oscar Nominated Drama On Miners

Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I’ve played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio
3:00 pm
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Plays, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Shakespearean Classic

Poetry Reading | Poetry Workshop


No experience necessary. Just bring your love of poetry and your favorite writing implement. Bill Zavatsky is an American poet, journalist, jazz pianist, and translator. He is the author of three collections of poetry: Where X Marks the Spot (2006), For Steve Royal and Other Poems (1985), and Theories of Rain and Other Poems (1975). Zavatsky has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. He was named MacDowell Poet for 2007–2008. Zavatsky translated poems by André Breton with Zack Rogow; that volume, Earthlight (1993), won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Translation Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Poetry Workshop

Poetry Reading | Celebrating National Poetry Month


This writing xircle celebrates National Poetry Month and welcomes Poet Iain Pollock. This collection highlights the complexities of fatherhood and how to raise young kids while bearing witness to the charged movements of social injustice and inequities of race in America. Memory, culpability, and our very humanness course through this book and strip us down to find joy and inspiration amid the darkness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Celebrating National Poetry Month

Author Reading | Simple Acts: The Busy Family's Guide to Giving Back


Teaching young children to be socially conscious, community oriented, and eager to volunteer seems like a daunting task, especially for busy families with children of varying ages. Simple Acts by Natalie Silverstein brings busy parents practical, easy-to-do ideas, to involve the whole family in volunteering and helping others in the community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Simple Acts: The Busy Family's Guide to Giving Back

Talk | A Conversation with the Founder of Jezebel.com


A conversation with Anna Holmes, founder of the women-focused site, Jezebel.com, and Seniro Vice President at First Look Media, where she serves as the Editorial Director at Topic, a digital magazine that commissions and distributes ambitious storytelling projects in a variety of genres, including photography, illustration and documentary film. An award-winning editor and writer, Holmes has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Washington Post, among other publications. Over the course of her 20-year career—which included the creation of Jezebel—she has challenged long-held cultural conventions around gender, race, and power. Her perseverance and entrepreneurial spirit are laudable and an inspiration to new generations of strong female leaders.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, A Conversation with the Founder of Jezebel.com

Discussion | Black in Ballet


Last autumn, we mourned the passing of the great Arthur Mitchell. This year with the 50th Anniversary of Dance Theatre of Harlem, we pay tribute to his legacy. Let’s talk about the history and current achievements of Black dancers in ballet. How are Black dancers and choreographers re-envisioning this dance form and shaping its future? What role will the new Equity Project play? Guest Host: Danni Gee Core Participants: Virginia Johnson, Theresa Ruth Howard, Chris Rudd, Gabrielle Civil, Maxfield Raul Trucios Haynes
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Black in Ballet

Poetry Reading | Poetry Forum: My Bishop and Other Poems


Michael Collier is director of the creative writing program at the University of Maryland and the author of seven collections of poetry, including An Individual History, a finalist for the Poet’s Prize, and The Ledge, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His new collection was published in 2018 by University of Chicago Press Books.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Poetry Forum: My Bishop and Other Poems

Discussion | Remembering Philip Roth, one of the most awarded American writers of his generation


James Atlas and the late Philip Roth were friends for over 30 years. They read each other’s work, spent time together at Roth’s house in Connecticut, and wandered the streets of the Upper West Side. Like most friendships, theirs wasn't always tranquil, but it was never dull. To celebrate the publication of Atlas’ book Remembering Roth as an Audible Original, the author will be joined by four of Roth’s keenest appreciators: David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker; Claudia Pierpont Roth, author of Roth Unbound; and biographer Judith Thurman. Philip Milton Roth (1933 – 2018) was an American novelist and short-story writer. His fiction, regularly set in his birthplace of Newark, New Jersey, is known for its intensely autobiographical character, for philosophically and formally blurring the distinction between reality and fiction, for its "sensual, ingenious style" and for its provocative explorations of American identity. Roth first gained attention with the 1959 novella Goodbye, Columbus, for which he received the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. He became one of the most awarded American writers of his generation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Discussions, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Remembering Philip Roth, one of the most awarded American writers of his generation

Author Reading | 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy': Watching 'Where Eagles Dare'


Geoff Dyer’s earlier book on film, Zona, was about Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, so it was perhaps inevitable that he should next devote his unique critical and stylistic energies to Brian G. Hutton’s Where Eagles Dare. A thrilling Alpine adventure starring a magnificent, bleary-eyed Richard Burton and a dynamically lethargic Clint Eastwood, Where Eagles Dare is the apex of 1960s war movies, by turns enjoyable and preposterous. 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy' is Geoff Dyer’s hilarious tribute to a film he has loved since childhood: it’s a scene-by-scene analysis—or should that be send-up?—taking us from it’s snowy, Teutonic opening credits to its vertigo-inducing climax.
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Author Readings, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy': Watching 'Where Eagles Dare'

Author Reading | Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States


A book examining the strange terrain of Nazi sympathizers, nonintervention campaigners and other voices in America who advocated on behalf of Nazi Germany in the years before World War II. Americans who remember World War II reminisce about how it brought the country together. The less popular truth behind this warm nostalgia: until the attack on Pearl Harbor, America was deeply, dangerously divided. Bradley W. Hart's book exposes the homegrown antagonists who sought to protect and promote Hitler, leave Europeans (and especially European Jews) to fend for themselves, and elevate the Nazi regime.
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States

Author Reading | Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog: The Lastest from Humorist Dave Barry


Faced with the obstacles of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in his own skin. Drawn from Dave's routine humiliations and accounts of the absurdities of daily life, Lucy's lessons will leave you heaving with laughter and recognition. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Author Readings, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog: The Lastest from Humorist Dave Barry

Talk | Vanity Fair's Deputy Editor in Conversation


Kira Pollack is deputy editor of Vanity Fair, working with editor Radhika Jones on editorial direction, evolving the brand's aesthetic and spearheading a number of special projects. Pollack is an award-winning journalist, photo director, film director and executive producer with more than 20 years of experience in multi-platform storytelling. As deputy editor at Time, she was responsible for directing the arc of news and feature coverage and producing enterprise journalism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Vanity Fair's Deputy Editor in Conversation
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Discussions, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, A prominent choreographer in conversation
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Plays, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, A scandalous play

Discussion | America's Alliance with Israel: Building for the future


This kick-off event for Democracy on the Edge will explore the relationship between America and its key ally in the Middle East. Topics include: • Washington and the new face of anti-Semitism; • America and Israel as partners on the world stage; • The future of the alliance. People of conciences need to stay in a way of the lies distributed about the only democracy in the Middle East by media, social media and, now, coming from as inappropriate for that place as the US Congress.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Discussions, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, America's Alliance with Israel: Building for the future

Discussion | An Evening with Precog Magazine


Gaby Collins-Fernandez and Kellie Konapelsky will discuss their work as publishers of Precog, an annual independent magazine of artist projects and experimental writing that explores technology, cyber-materiality, gender and the body. The conversation will focus on Precog's history, as well as how to conceive, strategize and execute an independent publication.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, An Evening with Precog Magazine

Talk | Artist Talk: Exposing Social Realities


Natalie Bookchin is an artist and filmmaker whose work exposes social realities that lie beneath the surface of life lived under the glare and the shadow of the Internet. Her critically acclaimed films and installations have been exhibited at MoMA, LACMA, PS1, Mass MOCA, the Walker Art Center, the Pompidou Centre, MOCA LA, the Whitney Museum, the Tate, and Creative Time. She has received numerous grants and awards, including from Creative Capital, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Durfee Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, among others. Bookchin is a professor at Rutgers University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Artist Talk: Exposing Social Realities
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Plays, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Drama by a Tony winner

Discussion | Works of Justice: Publishing Power - Liberating Great Work


In addressing the impact of mass incarceration, there is an increasing need to center the voices of those directly impacted—not only as experts, but as integrated contributors. But for writers in prison, access to participation in the literary community is limited by not only stigma and physical restriction, but financial barriers, lack of technology, and censorship. For those who manage to publish against the odds, publicity efforts require creative strategy when book tours are impossible, interviews channel through authority review, advances are siphoned by the state, and context automatically forces categorization by the author's relationship with incarceration or crime, regardless of the work’s content. This conversation confronts the challenges and ethics of publishing incarcerated writers, and re-imagining the boundaries of what is possible. Featuring: -- Poet and editor Randall Horton, -- Author Mitchell S. Jackson, Vice President and Executive Editor of Scribner  -- Kathy Belden,Senior Editor at Knopf -- Tim O'Connell, Editor of The Marshall Project's "Life Inside" Eli Hager, & Daniel Gross, Prisons Editor at the Asian American Writers Workshop.
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Discussions, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, Works of Justice: Publishing Power - Liberating Great Work
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Plays, April 03, 2019, 04/03/2019, A love story in a dystopian world
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Classical Music | Piano works by Beethoven, Schumann and more

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