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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 8, 2021?

14 free events take place on Thursday, April 8 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 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!

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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Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Thursday, April 8, 2021

All events, things to do on Thursday, April 8, 2021 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Photoshop Basics (virtual)


Learn how to enhance photos using the # 1 photo editing software in the world: Adobe Photoshop. Get a basic introduction to Photoshop's tools, layers, and adjustments as you work through two example projects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
Free
Workshops, April 08, 2021, 04/08/2021, Photoshop Basics (virtual)

Museums | (IN-PERSON) Folk Art: Diverse and Rich


The museum's collection includes more than eight thousand works of art from four centuries and nearly every continent--from compelling portraits and dazzling quilts to powerful works by living artists in a variety of mediums.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
Free
Museumss, April 08, 2021, 04/08/2021, (IN-PERSON) Folk Art: Diverse and Rich

Classical Music | Early Viennese Music for String Trio (virtual)


The Vivaldi Project's exploration of the 18th-century string trio, has found its way to Vienna at the cusp of the 19th century. This program features string trios by Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen (1745–1818), Francesco Zannetti (1737–1788), and Paul Wranitzky (1756–1808). Performers: Elizabeth Field, violin Allison Nyquist, violin/viola Stephanie Vial, cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
Free
Concerts, April 08, 2021, 04/08/2021, Early Viennese Music for String Trio (virtual)

Concert | Violin Music (virtual)


A performance by violinist Samuel Vargas Teixeira. He has performed on tours in 40 countries, collaborating with acclaimed artists like Gustavo Dudamel, Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado, and Christian Vasquez.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, April 08, 2021, 04/08/2021, Violin Music (virtual)

Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Band in a Park: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More


David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band is inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and more. The band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 08, 2021, 04/08/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Band in a Park: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More

Concert | (IN-PERSON) Bach, Bartok, Broadway, The Beatles and More on Strings!


String trio performs musical selections from Bach, Bartok, Broadway to the Beatles!
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, April 08, 2021, 04/08/2021, (IN-PERSON) Bach, Bartok, Broadway, The Beatles and More on Strings!

Conference | Music in Buddhist Ritual: Symphonic and Intimate Music, Traditional Chanting, Talks with Scholars and More, Apr 8-Apr 10 (virtual)


"Harmony and Compassion: Music in Buddhist Ritual" conference explores forms of Buddhist musical practice through talks with scholars, educators, composers, lamas and monks, performances by singers, musicians and a choir, and demonstrations. Speakers will provide historical, sociological, and musicological context for musical rituals in Buddhist traditions. Performances will draw from different regions and styles of traditional chanting, ceremonial music, and contemporary composition.  Day 1 - Thursday, April 8 - Buddhism, Music, and Society The first day of the conference will focus on the role of music in Buddhist society, past and present. Live Panel Discussion: 5:30–7PM EDT (Zoom Webinar) Performance: Music in Buddhist Ceremonies (Chanting from Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing and more) 8–9PM EDT (Livestream) Day 2 - Friday, April 9 - Entering the World, the Path of Music Day two will focus on the varied ways that Buddhist teachings inspire individual musical practice, imagination, and creativity. Live Panel Discussion: 5:30–7PM EDT (Zoom Webinar) Performance: Sound of Inspiration and Imagination 8–9PM EDT (Livestream) Day 3 - Saturday, April 10 - A Blessing from Bhutan Take a virtual journey to the Kingdom of Bhutan, “the happiest country on earth.” Artists and speakers will demonstrate how the ceremonial music of Bhutan as well as chanting performance contribute to the overall sense of well-being famously enjoyed by its citizens. Performance: 7:30–8:30PM EDT (Livestream) Part I: Sangay Menlha (Medicine Buddha) devotional music and chanting mantras in the temple Part II: Chanting performance Live Discussion and Q&A: 8:30–9:30PM EDT (Zoom Webinar)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Conferences, April 08, 2021, 04/08/2021, Music in Buddhist Ritual: Symphonic and Intimate Music, Traditional Chanting, Talks with Scholars and More, Apr 8-Apr 10 (virtual)

Workshop | Signing Up for the COVID-19 Vaccine (virtual)


Ready to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Learn more and bring your questions. Join the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness for a discussion about: - Steps for getting vaccinated in NYC - Your questions about the vaccines will be answered by an infectious disease doctor and virologist - CDC and DOHMH safety guidance and resources
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free
Workshops, April 08, 2021, 04/08/2021, Signing Up for the COVID-19 Vaccine (virtual)

Symposium | Music, Life, and Work of Louis Armstrong: Symposium and Concert, Apr 8-Apr 9 (virtual)


The Louis Armstrong International Continuum: April 8 (6:00 pm - 10:30 pm) and April 9 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm). Through musical presentations, conference papers, and public talks, the 2021 Continuum will attempt to measure Armstrong's influence. It will also ask: What can the artist do, in this era of COVID and the vast terrain of injustices that the pandemic has revealed, to help heal our planet? In light of Armstrong's sky-high example, how can all citizens of the world act more responsibly?
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Symposiums, April 08, 2021, 04/08/2021, Music, Life, and Work of Louis Armstrong: Symposium and Concert, Apr 8-Apr 9 (virtual)

Workshop | Yoga: Movement and Breath (virtual)


Join youga instructor Maggie Law, who has decades of experience in a wide range of yoga styles and other healing modalities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, April 08, 2021, 04/08/2021, Yoga: Movement and Breath (virtual)

Discussion | Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins on the Future of New York (virtual)


How do we recalibrate reality to create a better, brighter future for New York? Scott Rechler, chair of the Regional Plan Association and CEO of RXR Realty, hosts a conversation series with leading thinkers and decision-makers to tackle this crucial question. In this program, Scott talks with Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins about the state budget and how it will impact the future of New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, April 08, 2021, 04/08/2021, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins on the Future of New York (virtual)

Dance Performance | New York City Ballet (virtual)


Choreographer Kyle Abraham premieres a new work, featuring dancers India Bradley, Jonathan Fahoury, Christopher Grant, Claire Kretzschmar, Lauren Lovette, Taylor Stanley, KJ Takahashi, and Sebastian Villarini-Velez. It was filmed on the Promenade and stage of the David H. Koch Theater.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, April 08, 2021, 04/08/2021, New York City Ballet (virtual)

Discussion | Director of Oscar-Nominated Soul (2020) in Conversation (virtual)


Soul, 2020, Walt Disney Pictures, Direrctors: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers: Oscar(R)-nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Score, and Best Sound. An accident drops a jazz musician into a world of pre-life spirits awaiting their time on Earth. Join a conversation with director Pete Docter, moderated by film critic Jacqueline Coley.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Discussions, April 08, 2021, 04/08/2021, Director of Oscar-Nominated Soul (2020) in Conversation (virtual)

Discussion | Grammy-Nominated Pop Music Duo Tegan and Sara in Conversation (virtual)


In an intimate and inspiring live conversation, million-selling and Grammy-nominated pop music duo and twin sisters Tegan and Sara will discuss their experiences and growth as artists, authors, and activists with the University of Southern California (USC) professor Karen Tongson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Discussions, April 08, 2021, 04/08/2021, Grammy-Nominated Pop Music Duo Tegan and Sara in Conversation (virtual)
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