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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 18, 2022?

15 free events take place on Monday, April 18 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 18 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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15 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, April 18, 2022

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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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Lecture | Technology and Blind Activism in Cold War Europe (online)


In the late 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, spectacular accomplishments in space research sharpened public awareness of technological progress and the ways in which it could be harnessed by the two competing blocs of a divided world. Among the many communities that began to reflect on the meaning and impact of technology on their lives were also disability activists. Welcoming the advantages that technology could bring to people with disabilities, they immediately recognized that these advantages would never materialize without international cooperation. More than in any other area of technological development, as these activists argued, the design and production of assistive technology required the overcoming of geopolitical rivalries and the pooling of resources.  Professor Maria Galmarini focuses on the collaboration projects undertaken in the 1970s and early 1980s by an organization of blind advocacy called European Regional Committee of the World Council for the Welfare of the Blind (ERC). As a pan-European agency that included members from both sides of Cold War Europe, the ERC conceptualized technology as a neutral field of work, in which Western and Eastern blind activists could exchange knowledge across national and ideological borders. Its members succeeded in creating a network of contacts that connected European research centers and manufactures of auxiliary equipment for the blind.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Discussion | Understanding the Minds of Others in Fiction, Play, and Reality (online)


The capacity to understand the internal mental states of others and oneself is central to human social and emotional life. We see its effects in the bonds that tie parents and infants, in friendships among adults, and in our ability to intuit what strangers are thinking and feeling on the basis of subtle cues. But it also operates in play, art, theater, and literature, enabling us to seamlessly understand characters and experience emotion in fictional contexts. Scholarly interest in this consequential faculty dates back centuries, and current investigations span several disciplines, including neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and literary studies. These fields use a variety of overlapping terms--such as empathy, theory of mind, and mentalization--to capture a complex set of phenomena. Thanks to recent research, we now know much about the neural bases of this quintessentially human ability, about its onset during development, its usefulness in psychotherapy and its breakdown in certain pathologies, and its pivotal role in the arts. In this seminar, we explore the role of our experiences in play and fictional worlds and our social interactions in creating and consolidating our ability to understand the minds of others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free

Discussion | Artist Talk: The Forrest Bess Variations (online)


Artist Richard Hawkins joins Brooklyn Rail contributor Andrew Woolbright for a conversation. The event concludes with a poetry reading by Patrick Hill.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussion | Grassroots Activism and the Power of Storytelling: Perspectives from Obama Foundation Scholars (online)


Speakers: Millicent Barty - Founder and Lead Designer, Millicent Designs. Combining traditional oral history practices with innovative infographic design to communicate complex development issues across the Solomon Islands Nika Kovač - Founding Director, 8th of March Research Institute. Building coalitions to transform legal precedent on gender and economic inequalities in Slovenia Lineo Matlakala - Founder and Director, Barali Foundation. Using arts, advocacy, and education to promote women’s reproductive health and financial independence in Lesotho
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussion | Russian-Turkish Relations: Past and Present (online)


A panel discussion with Evren Balta (Özyeğin University), Jeffrey Mankoff (National Defense University), and Michael Reynolds (Princeton University), moderated by Elise Giuliano (Harriman Institute). As Istanbul hosts Russian and Ukrainian negotiators for peace talks to end Russia’s war on Ukraine, and Turkey balances between Ukraine and Russia, Russian-Turkish relations may be entering a new phase. Relations between the two states have grown increasingly fraught in recent years, as the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan and Russia’s role in Syria and the Middle East come up against Turkey’s growing influence in the region. Panelists will discuss relations between Russia and Turkey by analyzing the historical legacies of the Russian and Ottoman empires, and by situating current policies in the broader context of Turkish and Russian relations with NATO, Europe, and the U.S.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Lecture | Technology and Blind Activism in Cold War Europe (online)


In the late 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, spectacular accomplishments in space research sharpened public awareness of technological progress and the ways in which it could be harnessed by the two competing blocs of a divided world. Among the many communities that began to reflect on the meaning and impact of technology on their lives were also disability activists. Welcoming the advantages that technology could bring to people with disabilities, they immediately recognized that these advantages would never materialize without international cooperation. More than in any other area of technological development, as these activists argued, the design and production of assistive technology required the overcoming of geopolitical rivalries and the pooling of resources.  Professor Maria Galmarini focuses on the collaboration projects undertaken in the 1970s and early 1980s by an organization of blind advocacy called European Regional Committee of the World Council for the Welfare of the Blind. As a pan-European agency that included members from both sides of Cold War Europe, the ERC conceptualized technology as a neutral field of work, in which Western and Eastern blind activists could exchange knowledge across national and ideological borders. Its members succeeded in creating a network of contacts that connected European research centers and manufactures of auxiliary equipment for the blind. However, the effectiveness of their cooperation was also fundamentally limited by the political realities of the Cold War. Through an analysis of the rich historical archive of the ERC in connection with archival materials from the All-Russian Society of the Blind and the East German Union of the Blind, this paper offers new insights on the relationship between disability activism, assistive technology, and Cold War politics.  Maria Cristina Galmarini is Associate Professor of History and Global Studies at William & Mary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Book Club | Cookbook Club: Grains for Every Season: Rethinking Our Way with Grains by Joshua McFadden (online)


The group will be cooking recipes by Joshua McFadden, acclaimed Portland restaurateur and author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook Six Seasons, which transformed the way we cook with vegetables. Now McFadden is back with a new book that applies his maximalist approach to flavor and texture to cooking with grains. These knock-your-socks-off recipes include salads, soups, pastas, pizzas, grain bowls, breads--and even desserts. McFadden works as intuitively, as surprisingly, as deliciously with whole grains as he does with vegetables. Grains for Every Season will change the way we cook with barley, brown rice, buckwheat, corn, millet, oats, quinoa, rye, wheat (bulgur, farro, freekeh, spelt, wheat berries, and whole wheat flour), and wild rice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free

Book Discussion | Andinos: Encounters in Cusco, Peru


A conversation between Peruvian photographer Gabriel Barreto Bentín and Latin American art expert José Luis Falconi, on the occasion of Barreto’s first photo book. Made in collaboration with Peruvian anthropologist Francesco D’Angelo, the publication offers an intimate portrait of the Andean society of Perú and celebrates what it means to be Andino.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Screening | Dance on Film: The New Adventures of Old DavidWhat Happened - 1978/2021)


Choreographer David Gordon's six-decade career was a journey of constant self-reimagining in which new productions frequently incorporated fragments of his past works and his personal life often became explicit source material. In Tthis film, Gordon built upon not only a previous performance, but also his experience making work expressly for the screen--as in the three-time Emmy-nominated David Gordon's Made in USA (1987), starring his partner, Valda Setterfield, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Adding on to the original performance with the words What Happened, Gordon returned to his 1978 dance to create something whose content and form were new. A company of longtime collaborators--Wally Cardona, Scott Cunningham, Leslie Cuyjet, Karen Graham, Irene Hultman, Justin Jain, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Dean Moss, Cynthia Oliver, and Setterfield--performed movement from the original work, in their homes and on the stage of PEAK Performances.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Talk | Artist Talk: Photo/Synthetic (online)


Interdisciplinary artist Nancy Dayanne Valladares’ practice closely examines photography’s historical entanglement with botanical imaginaries and chemical legacies. In this talk, Nancy will present their ongoing research that traces plant agency in historical narratives of visuality. Her research departs from the relationship between plant matter, light, and technologies of vision and the photosynthetic worlds that unfold between them. Influenced by discourses on chemo-ethnography, critical plant studies, and speculative futures, her image-based practice delves into the formation of optical tools and their accompanying visual regimes.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | Global Perspectives on Writing (online)


This panel of distinguished writers has, collectively, published over thirty books: novels, memoirs, story collections, essay collections, poetry collections, translations, anthologies, and guidebooks on craft. They’ve taught and appeared at conferences from Iceland to Australia, from Manila to Minneapolis. Professor Tim Tomlinson will moderate and Critical Creative Production will host this conversation on writing about subjects ranging from migration and translation to expatriation and incarceration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lecture | Race, Class and Capitalism: The Changing Views of W.E.B. Du Bois


How should we think about the relations among race, class and capitalism? Does racism drive capitalism or capitalism drive racism? Can one end racism under capitalism? Or does one first have to vanquish capitalism? W.E.B. Du Bois' sociology offers a succession of answers to these questions as he wrestled with a life of public and political engagement that spanned the world. Speaker Michael Burawoy has been an ethnographer of industrial workplaces in four countries: Zambia, United States, Hungary and Russia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Constructing a Nervous System: A Memoir (online)


Margo Jefferson, the award-winning critic and memoirist discusses her wildly innovative new work of depth and stirring beauty. Margo Jefferson has been called “one of our most nuanced thinkers on the intersections of race, class, and feminism.” Her book brings a cast of family members, writers, artists, athletes, and starts to life—people who trouble and thrill her—in a performance of the elements that comprise and occupy her mind. Jefferson shatters herself into pieces and recombines them into a new and vital apparatus on the page, fusing the criticism that she is known for, fragments of the family members she grieves for, and signal moments from her life, as well as the words of those who have peopled her past and accompanied her in her solitude, dramatized here like never before. Jefferson speaks with New Yorker staff writer Doreen St. Félix about interrogating her own self, the act of writing memoir, and probing the fissures at the center of American cultural life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concert | Quartet Performs Modern Works


PUBLIQuartet; Big Dog Little Dog; Jessie Montgomery; Eleonore Oppenheim Lower East Side native Jessie Montgomery composes music that is “turbulent, wildly colorful and exploding with life” (The Washington Post); she is currently Composer in Residence at the Chicago Symphony. An accomplished violinist, her chamber music combines elements of vernacular styles, improvisation, and themes of social justice the speak powerfully to performers and audiences alike. PUBLIQuartet (of which she was a founding member) joins her current ensemble, Big Dog Little Dog, for an exploration of her music. Program Montgomery Rhapsody No. 1 for solo violin Montgomery Voodoo Dolls Montgomery Break Away Montgomery In Color  Big Dog Little Dog Selections TBA Group Improvisation
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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