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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 13, 2022?

24 free events take place on Wednesday, April 13 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 13 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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24 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, April 13, 2022

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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Stanley Kubrick, New York Jewish Intellectual (online)
free events nyc Tenement Kitchens: A Tour (online)
free events nyc What Is a Living Wage? Making Ends Meet in New York City (online)
free events nyc The Year That Broke America: Back to 2000
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Park Walk | High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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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 | Matter(s) for Conversation and Action: Rights of Nature, Activism, Change (online)


What are diverse, international approaches to affirming the rights of the air? In Salinas Grandes, Jujuy, Argentina, where Tomás Saraceno has collaborated with Indigenous communities, what are the rights of water? How can community or artistic actions, such as the flight of Saraceno’s Aerocene Pacha, a video of which appears in the exhibition Particular Matter(s), support environmentalism over capitalism around the world?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lecture | The First Deportation of Hungarian Jews in World War II (online)


This lecture by Tamás Stark emerges from a book project examining the history and events leading up to the first deportation of Hungarian Jews in 1941. During the first weeks of the campaign against the Soviet Union, the wartime Hungarian government deported more than 20 thousand “foreign” Jews to occupied Soviet territories. Most of them became the victims of the massacre of Kamenetsk-Podolsk in late August. This crime ushered in the period of the Holocaust that Father Patrick Desbois and Paul A. Shapiro have called the “Holocaust by bullets.” The talk returns to and takes up the question of “alien Jews” in the period between 1919 and 1941 in East-Central Europe in general and in Hungary in particular, examining how government decrees were used by state authorities in Hungary and in Romania to make it very difficult for Jews to prove their citizenship. The authorities were thus able to ‘create’ ‘aliens’ out of unwanted Jews almost without limit. An analysis of these processes exposes the techniques used by nationalist regimes to incite hatred against different groups in society.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Dostoevsky at 200: The Novel in Modernity (online)


Marking the bicentenary of Dostoevsky’s birth, the volume takes the writer’s art – specifically the tension between experience and formal representation – as its central theme. While many critical approaches to Dostoevsky’s works are concerned with spiritual and philosophical dilemmas, this volume focuses instead on questions of design and narrative to explore Dostoevsky and the novel from a multitude of perspectives. This volume asks how narrative and genre shape Dostoevsky’s works, as well as how they influence the way modernity is represented. This talk by the volume’s co-editors will discuss the volume’s genesis and contribution to Dostoevsky studies, situating Dostoevsky’s formal choices of narrative, plot, genre, characterization, and the novel itself within modernity and considering how the experience of modernity led to Dostoevsky’s particular engagement with form. With editors Katherine Bowers and Kate Holland.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Park Walk | Olmsted Walk in Central Park (online)


Honor Central Park co-creator Frederick Law Olmsted's 200th birthday (April 26, 1822) this month and explore some landscapes and Park features that are worthy of celebrating.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Classical Music | Juilliard’s Lab Orchestra (in-person and online)


All audience members are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Slide Lecture | Stanley Kubrick, New York Jewish Intellectual (online)


Legendary director Stanley Kubrick was born Jewish but has never really been considered a Jewish director - until now. In this illustrated talk, Abrams will explore Kubrick's ethics and ethnicity, based on exploiting his archival material, to consider Kubrick as a New York, Jewish, and intellectual filmmaker.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Film | Sydney Pollack's Tootsie (1982): Oscar-Winning Comedy with Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange


Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. Director: Sydney Pollack Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr 114 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Opening Reception | with her voice, penetrate earth’s floor: A Group Exhibition in Memory of Christina Yuna Lee


With both honor and continued heartbreak, the gallery presents a group exhibition in memory of Christina Yuna Lee, curated by stephanie mei huang. Christina, a beloved employee of the gallery for over four years, was stalked and killed in NYC’s Chinatown on February 13, 2022. Works by nine contemporary femme artists in the AAPI community, including Christina herself, will be presented to celebrate the life and grieve the death of Christina Yuna Lee.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Concert in Ecco (in-person and online)


Spatial echo music from the 17th, 18th, and 21st centuries
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Park Walk | Sunset Forest Bathing


Reconnect with nature by participating in a guided Forest Bathing experience. Allow yourself to connect with the park in a way you never have before. The program includes a short, no more than a half-mile walk at a slow pace. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring water, snacks, and a towel or cushion for sitting on the ground.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lecture | The Work of Artist Robert Morris


Speaker Aria Dean was born in Los Angeles in 1993. She is an artist, curator, and writer. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Centre d’Art ContemporainGenève, Switzerland; and Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT), Los Angeles. It has also been included in group exhibitions including the 2021 Hammer Museum biennial and the 2022 Whitney Biennial, among others. Dean’s essays on art and contemporary culture have appeared in Artforum, e-flux journal, and Texte zur Kunst, among other publications. She is a former curator of net art and digital culture at Rhizome, New York, and co-founder of the journal November. Dean lives in Brooklyn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Forum | Venture 2022: Imagining Future Products (in-person and online)


This year at the Venture 22 Forum, the MFA Design / Designer as Entrepreneur master students reimagine design and revel in the future. See the class of 2022 as they present their innovative ventures. Thirteen students have challenged themselves to conceive, design and produce fresh ideas for ingenious products destined to add value to our lives. You'll be inspired, entranced and entertained by their creative reimaginings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lecture | Brazil and The United Nations (online)


Speaker: Ambassador Ronaldo Costa Filho, Brazil's Permanent Representative to the United Nations The Brazil Seminar is a practicum, designed to discuss major economic, political, and social problems of contemporary Brazil with leading analysts, activists, business leaders, and public figures. The seminar is unusual in its reliance upon a stream of outside speakers rather than on a fixed syllabus and set of lectures by the instructor only. Former participants include cabinet members, senior representatives of international organizations, academics, civil society activists, and other world-class experts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:10 pm
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Discussion | Archiving Dance in a Box: The Legacies of Dance


A conversation about how to preserve and transmit the histories and legacies of dance, with Gabriele Brandstetter and Nanako Nakajima. Drawing on the research and performative processes of the cross cultural project “Dance Archive Box Berlin,” the conversation will address questions of archiving and re-creating dance through the traces and fragments of its archived remains: how can we read the objects and documents of dance, its fragmentary costumes and incomplete notations? What are the modalities for re-interpreting these legacies within another cultural context? Can this process of translating reanimate and revitalize dance from an “archive box” that is located between Asia and Europe? And what can we learn about the legacy of archives as mobile institutions?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
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Talk | Tenement Kitchens: A Tour (online)


A special virtual tour to explore how immigrant women fed their families during the 19th and 20th centuries. This virtual visit to the historic tenement buildings at 97 and 103 Orchard Street will examine the daily work involved in cooking food, using rarely displayed artifacts from the Museum's expansive collection, alongside primary sources, photographs, and oral history. Through different families and time periods, you'll see how food was prepared in tenement kitchens, where people shopped, and how women made decisions about what to cook.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free

Discussion | What Is a Living Wage? Making Ends Meet in New York City (online)


An exciting panel of experts on this topic: Tsedeye Gebreselassie, director of work quality, National Employment Law Project; Samir Sonti, assistant professor and historian, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies; and Maura Cuffie, director of strategic initiatives with Creatives Build New York, an Abrons Arts Center nonprofit partner that promotes a guaranteed income for artists. Moderator, Paul Sonn, is the state policy program director for the National Employment Law Project.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free

Author Reading | Activities of Daily Living: Work, Life, Loneliness (online)


Lisa Hsiao Chen's searching, sharply-observed debut probes the interconnection between work and life, loneliness and kinship, and the projects that occupy our time. In the off-hours from her day job, Alice--a Taiwanese immigrant in her thirties--struggles to create a project about the enigmatic downtown performance artist Tehching Hsieh and his monumental, yearlong 1980s performance pieces. Meanwhile, she becomes the caretaker for her aging stepfather, a Vietnam vet whose dream of making traditional Chinese furniture dissolved in alcoholism and dementia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Reading | Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family (online)


From acclaimed food writer and social justice activist Madhushree Ghosh comes a beautiful culinary memoir which holds a magnifying glass to the relationship between South Asian culture and food. Traversing home cooks, chefs, and food stall owners alike, Ghosh dissects this cultural zeitgeist alongside her own journey to America, detailing her experiences leaving an abusive marriage and keeping her parents’ memory alive through Bengali food.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Reading | Let’s Not Do That Again: Political Comedy


Bestselling author Grant Ginder presents his newest novel, a smart and cutting comedy about politics, family, and dysfunction. Congresswoman Nancy Harrison, who inherited her seat after her husband’s accidental death, is now running for the U.S. Senate. She's determined to win, but there's just one problem: her grown children.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Author Reading | The Year That Broke America: Back to 2000


In often bewildering times, it can be challenging to consider the course we've charted through our recent past. In author and New York Magazine editor Andrew Rice's expansive and deeply researched new book of cultural and political history, he does just this. Taking us back to the year 2000, which he calls The Year That Broke America, Rice expertly synthesizes many hours of interviews, court records, FOIA requests, and original archival research to marshal an impressive cast of dupes, schmucks, superstars, politicians, and shameless scoundrels in telling the fascinating story of this portentous year that marked a cultural watershed and helped determine who we've become.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Discussion | American Music in a Changing America


A conversation that explores how America’s changing population has changed its musical landscape over time, and how today’s global exchange of art and culture influences how we define the American songbook.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Play | Larry and Lucy: Drama Reminiscent of Midnight Cowboy, Whitnail and I


Reminiscent in tone of classic films like "Midnight Cowboy" and "Whitnail & I," Larry & Lucy is about two emotionally wounded outsiders struggling to find a sense of place in the world. The play touches on the themes of loneliness, togetherness and the continuing opiate crisis in America. Larry is a worn-out, 63-year-old street muralist who now barely supports his meager, one room Hollywood existence by driving for Uber. Lucy is a fragile Kansas City teen runaway looking to beat a heroin addiction. After a few chance meetings the two embark on a series of misadventures that help them gain insight into their troubled lives, yet also reminds them of the difficulties they'll face when trying to overcome their deep rooted afflictions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

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