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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 4, 2022?

20 free events take place on Monday, April 4 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 4 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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20 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, April 4, 2022

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free events nyc Entre Nous: Shakespeare Speaks to the Present (online)
free events nyc Arlington: Isolated in a Dystopian Future
free events nyc Documentarian Discusses Her New Film (online)
free events nyc Japan: Kyoto Cherry Blossom (online)
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Tour | Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More


Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Author Reading | Torture, Humiliate, Kill: Inside the Bosnian Serb Camp System (online)


Half a century after the Holocaust, on European soil, Bosnian Serbs orchestrated a system of concentration camps where they subjected their Bosniak Muslim and Bosnian Croat neighbors to torture, abuse, and killing. Foreign journalists exposed the horrors of the camps in the summer of 1992, sparking worldwide outrage. This exposure, however, did not stop the mass atrocities. Hikmet Karčić shows that the use of camps and detention facilities has been a ubiquitous practice in countless wars and genocides in order to achieve the wartime objectives of perpetrators. Although camps have been used for different strategic purposes, their essential functions are always the same: to inflict torture and lasting trauma on the victims. Torture, Humiliate, Kill develops the author Hikmet Karčić's collective traumatization theory, which contends that the concentration camps set up by the Bosnian Serb authorities had the primary purpose of inflicting collective trauma on the non-Serb population of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | The Current State of LGBTQI+ Rights in Costa Rica, Barbados, Haiti & Guatemala (online)


A conversation with participants in the Human Rights Advocates Program, moderated by Jean Freedberg, Director of Global Partnerships at Human Rights Campaign Panelists: Larissa Arroyo Navarrete, Founder, Asociación Ciudadana ACCEDER, Costa Rica Ro-Ann Mohammed, Founder and Director, SHE Barbados, Barbados Dominique St. Vil, Executive and Administrative Director, Organisation Trans d’Haiti, Haiti Daniel Villatoro, Coordinator, Latin American LGBTI Journalism Initiative, Guatemala
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lecture | Sovereignty as Enlightenment Allegory (online)


Alongside the largely unfulfilled obligations of diplomatic treaties and military alliances, the first century of modern Russian-Georgian relations also produced a striking body of literary texts which can be seen to explore deeper shifts in the symbolic valence of sovereignty. First theorized in the early modern era, sovereignty has conventionally been understood to designate the supreme authority residing in the state, as well as the political and legal independence of geographically separate states. The principle of sovereignty has been key to a prolonged and arguably incomplete transition away from a model of political authority regarded as divinely ordained and embodied in the ruling monarch towards a secular model of statehood. Speaker Harsha Ram is Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussion | Entre Nous: Shakespeare Speaks to the Present (online)


From the collected works on Abraham Lincoln's White House desk, to the Public Theater's incendiary 2018 production of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare has long been adopted as the voice of the cultural moment. Two figures qualified to speak on this phenomenon are Stephen Greenblatt and James Shapiro, celebrated Shakespeare scholars and authors of multiple books on the Bard. In his 2020 book Shakespeare in a Divided America, Shapiro considers the many uses and abuses of Shakespeare in American history; from issues of race and democracy, to liberty and marriage, Shapiro highlights Shakespeare's presence at the heart of the American cultural imagination. In his 2019 book Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics, Greenblatt demonstrates the similarities between Shakespearean tyranny and power in the current age: unstable leaders, crumbling faith in institutions, and a public more interested in the spectacle of politics than participation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:30 pm
Free

Lecture | How Does Diversity Help Science? The Viewpoint from NIH (online)


Dr. Marie Bernard discusses the case for diversity in the scientific workforce, and methods for achieving that goal. Focus will be placed on activities in her role as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, leading NIH thought in the science of scientific workforce diversity. She will share evidence and activities to enhance diversity writ large – including women, underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals who are differently abled, individuals from socioeconomically deprived backgrounds. Dr. Bernard will also discuss activities that she co-leads in the NIH UNITE initiative to end structural racism, and the latest activities in each of these realms to move toward the goal of equity for all in biomedicine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Screening | The Creative Process: Interview with Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Horton Foote (online)


Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Horton Foote discusses his life and work with director and frequent collaborator Michael Wilson, starting with his childhood in Wharton, Texas, which became the setting for many of his plays. Best known for the plays The Trip to Bountiful and The Young Man from Atlanta, as well as screenplays for Tender Mercies and To Kill a Mockingbird, Foote compares working for the stage with writing for television and film.  He also speaks of some of his influences and his experiences adapting other writers' work, and discusses specific elements in his plays, such as family, race, religion, and music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Lecture | “I’m the one with a sculpture at the bottom of the Ocmulgee River”: The Work of Artist Beverly Buchanan (online)


In conceiving of her abandoned earthworks, Beverly Buchanan (1940-2015) often chose liminal sites where the land meets the water, and where the sculpture would eventually be "taken in," as she put it. In this talk, Amelia Groom–author of Beverly Buchanan: Marsh Ruins–will reflect on a number of the artist’s water-bound pieces, including the undocumented stone sculpture that she sank into the muddy waters of Georgia’s Ocmulgee River, and the short-lived 6-piece Abandoned Sculpture (1980), which Buchanan left to the waves on the beach behind Kronborg Castle in Denmark.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Women Who Changed Architecture: Setting the Record Straight


A conversation with Jan Cigliano Hartman and Amale Andraos about their new book, which sets the record straight on the transformative impact women have made on the field, from early practitioners to contemporary leaders. Please preorder the book here. Guests over the age of five must wear masks and show proof of vaccination (either a vaccine card or an Excelsior Pass).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | Forces of Art: Protocols of Evaluation (online)


How do we sustain politically engaged, community-focused art practices in times of ecological crises, the pandemic, a seemingly global playing field, and the persistence of colonial legacies? Foundations and NGOs play an important role in this ecosystem through their financial support but also through metrics of success which unleash such support. Look for more holistic approaches to program evaluation that respond to urgent demands for more equitable organizations and offer protocols and tools to support them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lecture | Wicked Problems: The Ethics of Action in Atrocity Prevention (online)


Professor Ernesto Verdeja will discuss the ethical dilemmas, or wicked problems, that contemporary atrocity and genocide prevention policy faces. He will suggest several recommendations on these “wicked problems.” The presentation draws from his contribution to the new book, Wicked Problems: The Ethics of Action for Peace, Rights, and Justice (Oxford University Press, 2022).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lecture | Return to the Postcolony: Spectrality in the 21st Century (online)


Art historian TJ Demos will reflect on his groundbreaking study, Return to the Postcolony: Specters of Colonialism in Contemporary Art, released nearly a decade ago in 2013. Demos' book closely examines a range of post-documentary photographic and film-based practices that materialize the lingering absences of European colonial specters in postcolonial Africa. Noting how not just Africa, but the global order, continues to be haunted by these colonial specters, Demos will discuss the ongoing relevance of spectrality in contemporary art during these times of intensified global precarity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Staged Reading | Kicking Down the Quilt: The Spiritual Condition of Contemporary Society


Conceived as a dialogue for theater, the play deals with the spiritual condition of the contemporary, or hyper-contemporary --a society of today. The protagonists of this story have no specific gender, race, names, or age. They are democratically elected representatives of intimacy. The play's text talks without discrimination about our darkest affairs and most glorious battles, of which we ourselves cannot speak. Written by Rafal Dziemidok.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Book Club | Quake by Auður Jónsdóttir (online)


The International Literature Book Club discusses Quake. Hosted by Yvonne Brooks. Nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize, Quake is a haunting novel-in-translation about Saga, a woman who comes to after an epileptic seizure on a sidewalk along busy Miklabraut Street. Her three-year-old son is gone. The last thing she remembers is a double-decker bus that no one else can confirm seeing. Over the following days, Saga's mind is beset by memories and doubts. What happened before her seizure? Who can she trust? And how can she make any sense of her emotions when her memory is so fragmented?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussion | Strike Out!: The Baseball Work Stoppages of 1972 and 2022 (online)


Sportswriters Tim Britton and Evan Drellich and NYPL's resident baseball scholar Joe Pascullo discuss the 1972 and 2022 work stoppages and how they have challenged the sport for the franchise and the fans. This program is a must for anyone who loves the National Pastime. Play Ball!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Play | Arlington: Isolated in a Dystopian Future


In Enda Walsh's play, set in a dystopian future, Isla dreams of a new world and waits for her number to be called. A Young Woman finally understands her own horrifying fate, while a Young Man faces a stark decision. Evocative of Orwell's 1984, Enda Walsh's play uses dance, video and poetry to take an elegiac look at the ways we resist isolation and entrapment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Author Reading | Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System: Untold Stories and Wrongful Executions (online)


The Innocence Project's Chris Fabricant launches of his new book, a meticulously researched insider's perspective of the American criminal justice system. Forensic scientists have long been mythologized in American popular culture as infallible crime solvers, while juries put their faith in "expert witnesses" and innocent people have been executed as a result. Innocent people are still on death row today, condemned by junk science. Fabricant weaves together previously untold stories of wrongful executions, corrupt prosecutors, and quackery masquerading as science, taking readers on an "eye-opening, endlessly engaging, and equally infuriating" journey into the heart of a broken, racist American criminal justice system and the role junk science plays in maintaining the status quo" (Booklist).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Discussion | Documentarian Discusses Her New Film (online)


A conversation and Q+A with filmmaker Jessica Kingdon to discuss her film Ascension, an impressionistic portrait of China's industrial supply chain that reveals the country's growing class divide through staggering observations of labor, consumerism and wealth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free

Tour | Japan: Kyoto Cherry Blossom (online)


Take a walk along a canal in North East Kyoto named Tetsugaku No Michi, or Philosopher's walk. It will be peak cherry blossom season but the weather will determine how many blossoms remain on the trees or float alongside in the canal.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:15 pm
Free
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