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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 5, 2022?

28 free events take place on Tuesday, April 5 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 5 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 things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, April 5, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.
        

Workshop | Forest Fitness


Incorporating climbing multiple staircases, stretches and strengthening exercises, notable tree identification, and forest bathing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
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Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training, and a lot of fun. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel etc.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
Free

Book Discussion | Café Europa Revisited: How to Survive Post-Communism (online)


Slavenka Drakulic's book is an evocative and timely collection of essays that paints a portrait of Eastern Europe thirty years after the end of communism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
Free

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
Free

Discussion | New Directions in Nordic Noir (online)


Featured speakers: Susanne Eichner, Film University Babelsberg & University of Aarhus Pia Majbritt Jensen, University of Aarhus Anne Marit Waade, University of Aarhus Moderator: Giancarlo Lombardi, CUNY Graduate Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: New Social Environment (online)


As part of The Brooklyn Rail's online series New Social Environment, Walton Ford joins the journal's editor-at-large Jason Rosenfeld for a conversation about the artist's current eponymous exhibition at Gagosian as well as his practice in general. The talk will conclude with a poetry reading by Lee Ann Norman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussion | How Would You Make the Most of Your Longer Life? (online)


In a utopia, our "golden" years are filled with strong social bonds, good health. and security. How do you envision your last third of life? With great gains in longevity in the 20th Century, how do we build societies that are less age-segregated, and that offer opportunities to older adults to be productive in the labor force and/or engaged socially. At 70, you may be caring for a 95 year-old parent. Or you may be battling multiple chronic diseases. Or you may be healthy, working part time and cashing in on your longer life. As we begin to go beyond the discussions of the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on older individuals around the world, it is time to focus on the often-neglected or misunderstood topic of later life, its implications for different societies and its possibilities for individuals and communities. At a time of unprecedented global aging, our panelists --scholars with specialization in the medical, and cultural issues of aging -will discuss, with your input, new visions for an optimistic future that re-centers our only growing natural resource -- older adults -- and the last third of life as the enormous opportunity for individuals and societies that it is.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | Nicolas Party: Painter's Monograph


Celebrate the publication of the first and highly-anticipated monograph on one of the most successful, collected, and exciting painters today. Featuring a conversation between Party and Stéphane Aquin, Director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Book signing and cocktail reception to follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Author Reading | One Italian Summer: A Novel of Moving On After Loss (online)


Rebecca Serle’s next great love story is here, and this time it’s between a mother and a daughter. With her signature “heartbreaking, redemptive, and authentic” prose, Serle has crafted a transcendent novel about how we move on after loss, and how the people we love never truly leave us.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Talk | Artist Talk: Working with Code (online)


Kyle McDonald is an artist working with code. He crafts interactive installations, sneaky interventions, playful websites, workshops, and toolkits for other artists working with code. Exploring possibilities of new technologies: to understand how they affect society, to misuse them, and build alternative futures; aiming to share a laugh, spark curiosity, create confusion, and share spaces with magical vibes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Lecture | How Do We Think About Population in the Anthropocene? (online)


Alison Bashford explores first how modern (post c. 1780) population changes have entered discussion on the Anthropocene. Second, she asks how historians specifically, might (not should) begin to answer this question, with attention to both accelerating global net population growth and local population decline. She considers the ‘Anthropocene’ (not, say, ‘climate change’), since the former is an historical as well as a geological phenomenon, and, it turns out, a familiar one.  Alison Bashford's work traces the fortunes and trends of historical work on global population from the mid-twentieth century into the era when the Anthropocene was named. The catastrophic register of ‘the population bomb’ era, including its connection to ecological sciences and then environmentalist politics, is the immediate antecedent to political responses to the Anthropocene crisis. That much we already know. Here Allison Bashford explores how and why ‘population’ went from center-stage to off-stage.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Discussion | The Rise of Anti-Trans Policy in 2022 (in-person and online)


Transgender Americans are currently facing one of the most anti-trans legislative years in US history. According to the Human Rights Campaign's State Equality Index scorecard, 2021 saw 147 anti-trans legislative proposals; and this year, according to USA Today, at least 280 proposals aimed at the LGBTQI+ community have emerged in statehouses across the country--with a focus on limiting gender-affirming care and access to sports for trans youth. Among these proposals are the executive action in Texas ordering the Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate parents whose children use medically accepted gender-affirming care, and Florida's Parental Rights in Education bill (dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" bill by its critics), which significantly limits conversations about gender identity and sexual orientation in K-12 schools. Bringing together leading advocates, policymakers, and academics, this event will closely consider the history behind this moment, as well as recent attempts in policymaking and advocacy to protect LGBTQI+ human rights in impacted communities--at the global, national, and local level.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 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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5:30 pm
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Talk | “What Makes it Italian?”: The Music and Architecture of Italy (online)


"What Makes It Italian?" is a music listening and discussion group that meets online and is open to everyone. The group is led by Gina Crusco. She takes a look at stylistic parallels between the most ephemeral of the arts – music, which dissipates moment by moment – and the near-permanent – architecture, constructed to last many lifetimes. Italy is the birthplace of Renaissance architecture and the homeland of Palladianism, a style which influenced design all over the world. The history of Western architecture has been shaped by such edifices as the Duomo of Milan, the Mole Antonelliana in Turin, and the Villa Capra in Vicenza. Nowadays, Italy is in the forefront of modernist architecture, with two Pritzker Architecture Prizes having gone to Italians. Who were the composers who produced music in the regions and during the eras when these great buildings were erected? Does their music reflect then-current architecture trends? The likes of Alessandro Scarlatti, Giuseppe Verdi, and today’s young Giovanni Allevi tell the story.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Fernanda Laguna: The Path of the Heart (online)


Celebrate the launch of the first monograph of Laguna's work that brings together new and illuminating scholarship on her career. Rosario Güiraldes, Associate Curator and the book's editor, and contributors Chris Kraus, Cecilia Palmeiro, Nicolás Guagnini, and Fernanda Laguna, will discuss Laguna's multidisciplinary practice and her unique employment of drawing as a tool to connect with others, and the radical possibilities of art that comes from poverty.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | A Woman's Place: Private Lives and Domestic Display in the Estrados of Viceregal Spain (online)


Alexandra Frantischek Rodriguez-Jack, the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute Curatorial Research Fellow for Decorative Arts and Iconography, explores gendered interiors and objects, cross-cultural influences and luxury consumption practices represented within the sala de estrado, a topic which has largely been overlooked by scholars to date. Born out of the Islamic traditions in al-Andalus, the estrado of the Spanish Americas was as a female-occupied reception room (or a designated area within a larger room or bedroom), characterized by a carpet-strewn platform and small-scaled furniture, along with an array of luxury goods sourced from Asian, European, and the Indigenous American artistic traditions. Rodriguez-Jack's study will discuss the estrado's journey from the Iberian Peninsula to the New World, and how an inherited tradition of cloistered female spaces became imbued with a unique, cosmopolitan sensibility.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Classical Music | Liederabend: From Iberia to Latin America (in-person and online)


Performers Lydia Grace Graham, soprano with Eduardo De la Vega Garza, piano Sydney Dardis, soprano with Benjamin Pawlak, piano Jaye Simmons, soprano with Francesco Barfoed, piano Julia Stuart, soprano with Yihao Zhou, piano Cesar Parreno, tenor with Ru Zhang, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Classical Music | Spatial Music for String Octet (in-person and online)


with Teagan Faran
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Author Reading | American Comics: A History (online)


Comics have conquered America. From our multiplexes, where Marvel and DC movies reign supreme, to our television screens, where comics-based shows like The Walking Dead have become among the most popular in cable history, to convention halls, best-seller lists, Pulitzer Prize–winning titles, and MacArthur Fellowship recipients, comics shape American culture, in ways high and low, superficial, and deeply profound. Author Jeremy Dauber takes readers through their incredible but little-known history, starting with the Civil War and cartoonist Thomas Nast, creator of the lasting and iconic images of Uncle Sam and Santa Claus; the golden age of newspaper comic strips and the first great superhero boom; the moral panic of the Eisenhower era, the Marvel Comics revolution, and the underground comix movement of the 1960s and ’70s; and finally into the twenty-first century, taking in the grim and gritty Dark Knights and Watchmen alongside the brilliant rise of the graphic novel by acclaimed practitioners like Art Spiegelman and Alison Bechdel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
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Gallery Talk | Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property: Curatorial Tour (online)


Chief Curator Angelina Lippert takes an inside look at the museum’s newest exhibition. Learn about this pioneering graphic designer, one of a handful of American women to make a name for herself in the field at the turn of the 19th century. Delve deeper to explore the dark and oftentimes defiant thread that ran just beneath the surface of her otherwise cheerful compositions, and get familiar with how this edgy artist’s complicated biography influenced her work. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | George Soros: A Life in Full (in-person and online)


Universally known for his decades of philanthropy, progressive politics, and investment success, George Soros is equally well known as the nemesis of the far right--the target of sustained attacks from nationalists, populists, authoritarian regimes, and anti-Semites. At age 91, Soros still looms large on the global stage, and yet the man himself is surprisingly little understood. The new book assembles contributors from a variety of different perspectives--public intellectuals, journalists, scholars, and nonprofits--to paint a full picture of the man beyond the media portrayals. Two of the book's contributors, Darren Walker and Gara LaMarche, speak with its editor, Peter Osnos, about shining a new light on Soros's activities and passions and, to the extent possible, the motivation for them and the outcomes that resulted.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Author Reading | Greetings from Asbury Park: Surviving a Patriarch's Death


\In a small seaside city on the Jersey Shore, three half-siblings confront the death of a distant and bullying patriarch. They now have the chance to imagine new relationships and new futures, ones that would have been near-unthinkable while their father was alive. Caught in their crossfire are the conservative religious communities that border Asbury Park, the longtime locals who have been pushed to the fringe by the shore's revitalization, and the legendary town upon which the whole world seems to converge. Slowly, however, they come to understand that everything—their future, their happiness—depends on whether they can face themselves. Wise, perceptive, and provocative, Daniel H. Turtel's book is a remarkable literary debut in the tradition of great American novels such as Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio. It is a deep interrogation of place that depicts flawed characters as they break through to adulthood, truth, and to a moral relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussion | Artist Talk: Glacier Elegies (in-person and online)


In celebration of the launch of Jaanika Peerna's newly published monograph Glacier Elegies (Terra Nova Press, 2022), this is a panel discussion with artists Jaanika Peerna and Riitta Ikonen in conversation with curator and advisor Zoe Foster! Much of Jaanika Peerna's recent work is a lament to glaciers and natural ice. Her ongoing project Glacier Elegy forms the central core of this publication; the book presents an in-depth look at this iconic work, through essays, images of works and performances, as well as the artist's own words. In doing so, it shows how a contemporary artist in her prime addresses the climate emergency. The book touches on ecological grief and looks at how Peerna and other key contemporary artists have used the subject of ice to highlight the global climate emergency. It includes essays by Robert MacFarlane, Janet Passehl, Celina Jeffrey, and an interview by Joana P. R. Neves, situating Peerna's work and envisioning how creative acts imagine ecological relations in the face of rapidly changing climates and environments, while also giving voice to the difficult emotions of fear, trauma, grief, and mourning. Peerna's work offers us a way through.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | CANCELED***Coming of Age in the Dust of the USSR: 2 New Novels (online)***CANCELED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry and Katya Kazbek come together in conversation about their two unflinching, exquisitely imaginative coming-of-age novels, each set in Moscow in the turbulent moments before and after the fall of the Soviet Union. In The Orchard, Gorcheva-Newberry's powerful debut loosely based on Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, four teenagers grow inseparable in the last days of the Soviet Union--but not all of them will live to see the new world arrive. In Kazbek's highly anticipated novel, Little Foxes Took Up Matches, protagonist Mitya explores late 90s Moscow, where crime, inequality, and social dogmas create a surreal backdrop to this unforgettable modern queer fable and powerful portrait of a family. Award-winning novelist Alex Halberstadt will moderate the event.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussion | On the Eve of the French Elections: The Politics of History in Politics (in-person and online)


History has long been a very French passion. Like elsewhere, it has also become a political battleground, flaring up at each election cycle. In 2022, as in 2017, historians have felt compelled to enter the political arena and respond directly to political (ab)uses of the past. Collective editorial efforts have sought to both correct mistakes and offer alternative visions of the country's history, reaching far back in time and widening the scope of analysis. Today, what France will be seems to hinge more than ever on what we think it was.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Play | Dress in Code: The Stories We Want to Believe


In Li-ying Chien's play, Jun-fan is startled awake from a nightmare again. A Nurse offers a cure: Write down the story, she tells. It could be the story of Jun-fan's past lives. There may be unfinished business to resolve. Who knows- We all choose the stories we want to believe. And whatever we believe in makes us who we are.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Discussion | Ann Kliger Axelrod and the Hungarian Jews of World War II (online)


Ann Kliger Axelrod was born Elizabeth Benedikt on August 25, 1929 in Budapest, Hungary. On March 18, 1944, when Ann was 14 years old, the Nazis invaded Hungary and forced Jews to obey the degrading laws that were already in place in Germany. On April 5, the photo of Ann was taken by Hungarians at German headquarters in Budapest for her identification. April 5 was also the date when the Jewish Hungarian labor battalions, including Ann's brother Lazlo, were sent to the Russian front. It was the last day that Ann saw her brother. Ann became one of a number of teenage Jewish girls issued a "schutzpasse" by Raoul Wallenberg and put up in a Swedish safe house. After escaping from a transport to Bergen-Belsen with other children, Ann went to the Budapest ghetto, where she received false papers from a family friend. Using these papers, Ann was able to leave the ghetto on November 1944, and hid with her mother in a bombed-out hotel until Budapest was liberated by the Russians. After the war, Ann met her husband Shaja Kliger in a bread line in Budapest. They moved to Italy, where her son Jack, who is now President of the Museum, and her daughter Lea were born. In 1948 the family moved to the United States. Here the family lived in Brooklyn, New York, where she had her third child, Stella. Ann now has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Ann will be interviewed by Rick Salomon, a co-founder of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Discussion | Who Creates the Blueprint?: Fostering Imagination in Teens (online)


As we continue to grapple with uncertainty in our world, how can writers and creators build community and make an imprint? Whose voices get heard and how can we use craft to shape a new blueprint for the future? Join MacArthur Fellow and author of The City We Became N. K. Jemisin for a night of discussion and community in support of The Octavia Project, which fosters spaces of imagination and exploration for NYC teens, using speculative fiction to envision new futures. Jemisin will be joined in conversation by the next generation of writers from The Octavia Project.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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