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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 22, 2022?

25 free events take place on Friday, April 22 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 22 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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25 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, April 22, 2022

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free events nyc Writing Architectural History: Evidence and Narrative in the Twenty-First Century (online)
free events nyc Billy Cotton: Interior and Design Work
free events nyc 2022 Gateways Music Festival with the Harlem Chamber Players
free events nyc Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde
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Discussion | Living Earth Festival: Saving Sacred Spaces (online through May 15)


Across the country, sites sacred to Indigenous communities are at risk due to environmental changes, population growth, tourism, and natural resource extraction. Several community members discuss their efforts to protect sites of cultural significance. Dr. Rosita Kaaháni Worl (Tlingit) talks about X’unáxi, or Indian Point, in Juneau, Alaska; Dr. LilikalaKame‘eleihiwa (Native Hawaiian) shares updates on Mauna Kea, Hawai‘i’s highest mountain; and Angelo Baca (Diné/Hopi) provides an update on the status of the restoration of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. In addition, four films will be screened. They feature stories about water management in protection of sacred sites and Indigenous peoples’ spiritual and cultural connections to land.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:01 am
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Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
Free

Symposium | The Current Climate Outlook and the Future of Clean Energy in New York and Beyond (online)


The 3rd Annual Earth Day Climate Change Symposium will focus on climate change, and how mitigation efforts will require widespread electrification and clean energy. We will hear from a scientist regarding recent findings concerning climate change, and from other speakers about advances toward the goals of New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the steps taken by New York City with regard to clean energy including Local Law 97, and the challenges ahead on the local, state, and national levels, including work that must be done to achieve equity goals.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Conference | Sounding Habsburg: Sonic Circulations in Central Europe


A two-day conference that explores the sonic and musical cultures of Habsburg Central Europe, with a focus on transnational circulations, exchanges, and ruptures. Consisting of present-day Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and parts of Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia, and Italy, Habsburg Central Europe has been described as "a 'laboratory' for the pluricultural experience." The conference examines the sonic and musical entanglements within Habsburg Central Europe and reveals the ways in which the aural can highlight unexpected contestations of citizenship, belonging, and affiliation. An inescapable presence in Europe from the late 16th through the early 20th century, the legacy of the Habsburg monarchy continues to resonate into the present day.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Symposium | Domestic Logic Gathering: Home as a Site of Knowledge Production (online)


Domestic Logic will bring together people from a wide range of backgrounds to celebrate the home as a site to produce knowledge. This event is a one-day online gathering with lightning talks and workshops. Invited are artists, homemakers, hobbyists, philosophers, activists, and storytellers to consider the depth of the essential, yet trivialized procedures such as food preparation, waste-processing, caregiving, knitting, and storytelling as a form of knowledge production that activates pathways towards critical methodologies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Discussion | Responding to the Invasion of Ukraine: The Impact of Feminist Foreign Policies (online)


Policymakers, analysts, and practitioners discuss concrete measures for feminist responses to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Discussion | World Hegemony and Monetary Orders (online)


Professor Michael Schiltz (Hokkaido University) and Professor Ali Yaycioglu (Stanford University) will engage participants in an informal discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Lecture | Antiquities, Museums, Empires (in-person and online)


Speaker: Zeynep Celik, Visiting Professor of Turkish Studies, Columbia University
   New York City, NY; NYC
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
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Gallery Talk | Woody Guthrie: People Are The Song: Exhibition Tour (online)


Morgan docents lead an interactive visual tour of the exhibition. Participants will view (and hear!) highlights from the exhibition that tell the story of this great American troubadour and writer who authored more than three thousand folk songs and remains one of the most influential songwriters and recording artists in American history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Writing Architectural History: Evidence and Narrative in the Twenty-First Century (online)


This event will feature a discussion between editors Daniel Abramson (Professor in the History of Art and Architecture at Boston University), Zeynep Celik Alexander (Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University), and Michael Osman (Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California, Los Angeles).
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Film | Soul (2020): Animated Oscar Winner


After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife. Directors: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton 100 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Film | Robert Altman's Three Women (1977): Drama with Sissy Spacek, Shelley Duvall


Two roommates/physical therapists, one a vain woman and the other an awkward teenager, share an increasingly bizarre relationship. Director: Robert Altman Stars: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule 124 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Symposium | The Aesthetics of Communal Life


In The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg coined the term “third places” to refer to the “core settings of informal public life.” Among the third places he discusses are English pubs, French cafes, and American taverns. In that work, Oldenburg discusses the personal and social value of third places. There is almost no explicit talk of aesthetic matters in the work, and when there is, the focus is on the visual aesthetics of interior design and architecture.  But pubs, cafes, taverns and the like are, at least under ordinary non-pandemic conditions, important locations of aesthetic experience and value. Moreover, the aesthetic experiences and values we find in such a spaces go beyond those associated with design and architecture and include experiences of ambiance or atmosphere, encounters with the individual or general style of such places, the aesthetic dimension of the social interactions that typically take place there, and the way in which third places may manifest creativity and other aesthetic virtues.   This symposium will serve as an introduction to, and example of, aesthetic theorizing about third places. Meskin’s paper will provide an overview of the topic and make the case for its significance. The papers will focus on the aesthetic investigation of specific kinds of third places–specifically, public libraries and outdoor dining structures–and, in so doing, provide concrete examples of third place aesthetics in action.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Performance | May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth: Recordings, Performances, Compositions


In conversation with Fred Moten and Alia al-Sabi, Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme will present a series of collected recordings, performances, and sound compositions from their project May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth (2020– ). Casting its gaze on the insurrectionary decade between 2011 and 2021, the listening session invites us to think through the destruction of bodies and the erasure of images, and the conditions under which these same bodies and images might once again reappear, materially and digitally. What is the rhythm of uprising and its various afterlives? How does this rhythm live on in the performative body? How do certain rituals of voice and dance testify at once to both a collective dispossession and endurance, even in the absence of a clear collective?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Shuli Sade: Bird's Eye View


PUBLIC ART OPENING SHULI SADE: BIRD'S EYE VIEW April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Experience Bird's Eye View, an augmented reality (AR) artwork by technology innovator and artist Shuli Sade. The piece is inspired by relocation and movement along the lower Hudson River through fascinating studies of bird migration and human immigration. The event will feature live music from Maestro Pedro Cortes Flamenco Duo. Technology guides will be on-site to assist visitors in using their smartphones to view the new artwork.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Video | The Steel Miller’s Daughter: Love in a Changing Climate


Stephen Kennedy Murphy’s modern adaptation of Franz Schubert’s The Miller's Daughter is a one-hour series of video vignettes that reimagine the classic musical story through the lens of global warming and climate disasters. The story follows a steel worker's pursuit of his boss' "green-movement" daughter against the backdrop of the mill towns of Pennsylvania. The Steel Miller's Daughter features lyrics and vocals by Mr. Murphy, with Natalie Tyson-Multhaup in the title role. An introduction will be given by Teresa Ghilarducci, Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), Willi Semmler, Director of SCEPA's Economics of Climate Change project, and Stefania de Kenessey, a former faculty member and renowned composer. Following the performance, Stefania de Kenessey will lead a discussion with an interdisciplinary panel of artists and academics including Willi Semmler, Marie-Claire Giraud, Dimitri Nikulin, and Natalie Tyson-Multhaup.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Billy Cotton: Interior and Design Work


A conversation with Billy Cotton and Mayer Rus to celebrate the launch of Cotton's highly anticipated first book. Billy Cotton's hand is deft and light, weaving together bold color palettes, custom-designed furniture and lighting, and striking artifacts and works of art to achieve livable and easy interiors for today. Cotton presents rooms that mix historical and modern influences, resulting in luxuriously sleek interiors for casual, yet sophisticated, living. The glam-orous spaces--many designed for art-world clients, including Cindy Sherman and Lisa Yuskavage--are anchored in tradition but reflect the relaxed sensibilities of our time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Discussion | Perspectives Towards a Peaceful Colombia


With the participation of: Leyner Palacios Asprilla, Peace Commissioner, Bojaya massacre survivor Daniela Stefania Rodriguez, Foundation Committee of Solidarity with Political Prisoners Mario Baicue Escue, Indigenous guard, coordinator of the Association of Indigenous Councils of Toribio Kiwe Thengnas Marino Cordoba Berrio, Afrodes In Spanish with English translation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Classical Music | 2022 Gateways Music Festival with the Harlem Chamber Players


Curated by Harlem Chamber Players' Artistic Advisor Terrance McKnight and founder and Artistic Director Liz Player, the program features works by composers of African descent performed by the renowned Harlem Chamber Players String Quartet (Ashley Horne, Claire Chan, violin; William Frampton, viola; and Wayne Smith, cello), soprano Kearstin Piper Brown, flutist Brandon Patrick George, violinist Joshua Henderson, pianist David Berry and narrator Terrance McKnight.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Film | Mustang (2015): Oscar-Nominated Turkish Drama (online)


When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged. Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven Stars: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu 97 min. In Turkish with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | A Musical Celebration of Earth Day


A concert performed by the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra in celebration of Earth Day. Originally scheduled to perform for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra will send music soaring into the majestic venue this Earth Day with a musical appreciation of the beauty of nature and a meditation on the spiritual and literal issues we face with our continued existence on this earth. Program: "Become River" by John Luther Adams Excerpts from The Tender Land by Aaron Copland Conversation with MacArthur Fellow Carl Safina "O Mensch, gib acht" (O Man, Pay Heed) from Symphony No. 3 by Gustav Mahler featuring Rosena Hill Jackson "Lost in the Stars" from the musical Lost in the Stars by Kurt Weill featuring Nathaniel Stampley "In Every Grain of Sand" by Gary Fagin featuring Rosena Hill Jackson and Nathaniel Stempley (World Premiere) Voices of Spring Waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr. As the event concludes, the audience is invited to waltz under the palms.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Play | Is God Is: Twins Seek Justice (online through Apr. 23)


In Bakari Lebby's new epic, Anaia and Racine are black twin sisters sent on a revenge mission from God. The task: to deliver justice to the man who tried to kill them eighteen years ago.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concert | Juilliard Green Club Celebrates Earth Day


Juilliard's location creates exciting opportunities for cross-pollination, providing young artists with fresh insights into the creative process and audiences with an early look at the outstanding musicians, dancers, and actors of tomorrow. This Earth Day chamber recital by the 12-person Juilliard Green Club ensemble features three new works by recent alumni and students created in response to the challenges of climate change.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Classical Music | Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde


Program: Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde arranged for chamber orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg & Rainer Riehn. Blythe Gaissert, Mezzo-soprano. Errin Duane Brooks, Tenor. Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra. Chris Whittaker, Music Director. Often dubbed Mahler's "9th symphony," this Song Symphony explores the beauty of life in spring and the following inexorable season of death and departing, setting text from poems of the Chinese Tang Dynasty translated by Hans Bethges in "Die chinesiche Flote" or "The Chinese Flute."
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
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