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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 27, 2022?

32 free events take place on Wednesday, April 27 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 27 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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32 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, April 27, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Prep, Push, Pivot: How to Overcome Obstacles and Accelerate Your Career (online)
free events nyc Worlds of Science Fiction: China's Most Beloved Sci-Fi Writer Discusses His Life and Work (online)
free events nyc Dance on Film: "The Aristocrat of Tap" (online)
free events nyc The War on Music: Reclaiming the Twentieth Century
free events nyc Works by Pasquini, Corelli, and Scarlatti for Violin, Cello, and Voice.
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Film | The Upthrown Stone (1969): Drama from Hungary (online)


An aspiring film student is denied a scholarship to the state-funded university when his father is thrown in jail. The man had stopped a train in order to facilitate the union between two old friends. The son then takes a job as a land surveyor and meets a Greek man who works towards the collective benefits of the peasants. The man is killed in a peasant uprising prom... Read all Director: Sándor Sára Stars: Lajos Balázsovits, Nadesda Kazassian, Todor Todorov 91 min. In Hungarian with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 am
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Workshop | Core Body Boot Camp


This is a core strength workout. We do boot camp style exercises, so think pushups, situps, planks, squats, burpees, etc. There's a lot of smiles and laughing involved, too... (and the high fives will come back as we leave the COVID era behind!) Not sure how to do burpees? Pike jumps? Dragon Pushups? That's fine! We'll teach you. This is an awesome way to rock your body and get fit fast. They welcome all fitness levels. Even if you have not worked out in years we want you to join us. Working out with fun, encouraging people in a group setting is better than trying to do this all on your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 am
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Birdwatching | Battery Bird Walk


Meet at the Netherlands Memorial Flagpole located at the entrance to Battery Park on the corner of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street. Join Gabriel Willow and The Battery Conservancy to explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. Wednesdays, April 20-May 25, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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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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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Book Discussion | Prep, Push, Pivot: How to Overcome Obstacles and Accelerate Your Career (online)


Whether you're looking for a new job or targeting a promotion, it's tough to determine how to move forward when you feel stuck. In this insightful webinar, award-winning author Octavia Goredema will share how to overcome setbacks and unlock your potential to accelerate your career. You will learn how to cement your career values, map your career goals, position yourself for promotion and overcome a crisis of career confidence.
   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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Park Walk | "Bloomtastic" Cherry Hill and the Lake Walk in Central Park (online)


April is prime time for cherry blossom viewing in Central Park, but even if you miss the blooms, there's never a bad time to explore Cherry Hill and the Lake.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Screening | Dance on Film: "The Aristocrat of Tap" (online)


Kate Draper, one of Paul Draper's three daughters, will discuss her father's career and history in the latest program of the series of The Dance Historian Is In. Through a combination of archival footage and recent interviews, Ms.Draper will walk us through key moments in his unique career. Paul Draper, known to many as "The Aristocrat of Tap," combined intricately precise footwork with the grace of balletic moves. Tapping to classical and jazz music, his uniquely elegant and intellectual style transformed the craft into an unparalleled dance form. Starting dance at the late age of 17, Draper honed his footwork and his leaps and soon became an internationally celebrated club headliner at venues like the Persian Room, the Rainbow Room, Carnegie Hall, and City Center. In 1936, Draper paired up with Ruby Keeler in the Hollywood movie, "Colleen." In the 1940s he formed a partnership with harmonica player, Larry Adler. In 1950, both men's careers were significantly damaged by the Blacklist. From 67-78, Draper was a professor at Carnegie-Mellon University and continued teaching in Woodstock NY, until his death in '96.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Screening | Dance on Film: Paul Draper (online)


Kate Draper, one of Paul Draper’s three daughters, will discuss her father's career and history. Through a combination of archival footage and recent interviews, Ms.Draper will walk us through key moments in his unique career. Paul Draper, known to many as “The Aristocrat of Tap," combined intricately precise footwork with the grace of balletic moves. Tapping to classical and jazz music, his uniquely elegant and intellectual style transformed the craft into an unparalleled dance form. Starting dance at the late age of 17, Draper honed his footwork and his leaps and soon became an internationally celebrated club headliner at venues like the Persian Room, the Rainbow Room, Carnegie Hall, and City Center. In 1936, Draper paired up with Ruby Keeler in the Hollywood movie, "Colleen.” In the 1940s he formed a partnership with harmonica player, Larry Adler. In 1950, both men’s careers were significantly damaged by the Blacklist. From 67-78, Draper was a professor at Carnegie-Mellon University and continued teaching in Woodstock NY, until his death in ’96.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussion | Worlds of Science Fiction: China's Most Beloved Sci-Fi Writer Discusses His Life and Work (online)


Cixin Liu counts among his fans George R. R. Martin, Kim Stanely Robinson, and even Barack Obama. His books have sold millions of copies around the globe, and he is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the People's Republic of China. Liu has earned eight Galaxy Awards (the Chinese Hugo), as well as a Chinese Nebula Award and, in the U.S., a Hugo Award. His Three-Body Trilogy is being adapted into an original series for Netflix. This event is presented in Mandarin with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Film | Crazy Rich Asians (2018): Meeting the Boyfriend's Family


This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. Director: Jon M. Chu Stars: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh 120 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Author Reading | The Journal I Did Not Keep: Six Decades of Writing (online)


From award-winning New Yorker writer Lore Segal comes this essential volume spanning almost six decades. Segal is a master literary stylist. This volume collects some of her finest work—including new and uncollected writing—and selections from her novels, stories, and essays. From her very first story—which appeared in The New Yorker in 1961—to today, Segal’s voice has been unique in contemporary American literature: Hilarious and urbane, heartbreaking and profound, keen and utterly unsentimental.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Author Reading | Allies and Rivals: German-American Exchange and the Rise of the Modern Research University (online)


During the nineteenth century, nearly ten thousand Americans traveled to Germany to study in universities renowned for their research and teaching. By the mid-twentieth century, American institutions led the world. How did America become the center of excellence in higher education? And what does that story reveal about who will lead in the twenty-first century? Allies and Rivals is the first history of the ascent of American higher education seen through the lens of German-American exchange. In a series of compelling portraits of such leaders as Wilhelm von Humboldt, Martha Carey Thomas, and W. E. B. Du Bois, Emily J. Levine shows how academic innovators on both sides of the Atlantic competed and collaborated to shape the research university. Even as nations sought world dominance through scholarship, universities retained values apart from politics and economics. Open borders enabled Americans to unite the English college and German PhD to create the modern research university, a hybrid now replicated the world over.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Feminist Chalkboard: Teaching History's Forgotten Half


Gina Lourdes Bruno will discuss her recent book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Birdwatching | Spring Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours by NYC Audubon, led by environmental educator and urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. The park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Birdwatching | Birding Tour of the North Woods


Discover birding in the more serene northern part of the Park during the height of songbird migration. Wednesdays, April 27-May 25, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussion | The War on Music: Reclaiming the Twentieth Century


Renowned conductor and music scholar John Mauceri will be in conversation with John McWhorter to celebrate the launch of his new book which offers a major reassessment of classical music in the twentieth century. The prominent conductor explores how aesthetic criteria masked the political goals of countries during the three great wars of the past century. This book offers a major reassessment of classical music in the twentieth century. John Mauceri argues that the history of music during this span was shaped by three major wars of that century: World War I, World War II, and the Cold War.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Liederabend: Singer-Pianist Duos (in-person and online)


Georgiana Adams, soprano with Eduardo De la Vega Garza, piano Hyeyoung Moon, soprano with Emma Luyendijk, piano Deborah Love, soprano with Francesco Barfoed, piano Jared Werlein, bass-baritone with Ryan Soeyadi, piano Seonwoo Lee, soprano with Ji Youn Lee, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Talk | More Than Cherries: The Flowering Trees of Riverside Park (online)


Spring is here. For those on the Upper West Side, nothing signals the coming of this glorious season like the blooming of the much-beloved crabapple and cherry trees in Riverside Park. What better way to welcome the season than to hear all about these trees and the horticultural history of the park from Margaret Bracken who has been the Landscape Architect for Riverside Park for almost two decades?  Bracken has chosen a perfect date for her presentation--just one day after the 100th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., the creator of the original schematic design of the beautiful waterfront park. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Author Reading | Memphis: Art in the Face of Brutality (online)


Inspired by the author’s own family history, Tara Stringfellow’s debut novel is a triumphant ode to the power of art in the face of brutality. Tracing three generations of a family constantly redirected by violence, Memphis paints a stark reality of what it means to be Black in the American south. When Joan, the daughter of the family and an aspiring artist, begins to channel her hurt into sketching the women of North Memphis, she begins to paint her own path to healing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Heart of American Poetry: A New Approach


An acclaimed poet and our greatest champion for poetry offers an inspiring and insightful new reading of the American tradition. We live in unsettled times. What is America and who are we as a people? How do we understand the dreams and betrayals that have shaped the American experience? For poet and critic Edward Hirsch, poetry opens up new ways of answering these questions, of reconnecting with one another and with what's best in us. In this landmark new book from Library of America, Hirsch offers deeply personal readings of forty essential American poems we thought we knew--from Anne Bradstreet's "The Author to Her Book" and Phillis Wheatley's "To S.M. a Young African Painter, on seeing his Works" to Garrett Hongo's "Ancestral Graves, Kahuku" and Joy Harjo's "Rabbit Is Up to Tricks"--exploring how these poems have sustained his own life and how they might uplift our diverse but divided nation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Toward Xenopolis: Visions from the Borderland


Exactly thirty years have passed since the siege of Sarajevo and the Srebrenica massacre. Today, when we face a horrific war in Ukraine, one may ask what lessons we failed to learn.   How does a society repair itself after violence? How do we live in a world with others different from ourselves? These questions lie at the heart of Krzysztof Czyzewski's writing and his work with Fundacja Pogranicze, the Borderland Foundation, at the border of Lithuania, Poland, and Belarus. Writing from the heartland of Europe's violence and creativity, Czyzewski seeks to explain how we can relate better to each other and to our diverse communities. Ultimately, Czyzewski hopes we can all move toward xenopolis, toward the understanding that others are, in fact, ourselves. This is a conversation with Krzysztof Czyzewski, Timothy Snyder, Irena Grudzińska Gross, Jeffrey C. Goldfarb and Elzbieta Matynia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Forced Migration, Food and Identity: What it Means to be African and American (online)


What does it mean to be both African and American and how does tracing the lineage of an ingredient tell a story about identity? Join food journalist Korsha Wilson for a conversation with first generation Ghanaian-American chef Eric Adjepong and Senegalese-born Pierre Thiam about West Africa's influence on American food and the vastness of being African and American.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Reading | More Than Organs: A Queer Asian Celebration (online)


Reading with Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jimena Lucero, Chrysanthemum Tran, Rajiv Mohabir, and Wo Chan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lecture | The Great War: Rise and Fall of Empires 1914-1918 (online)


How much do you really know about World War I: The War to End All Wars? When the 20th Century dawned, the world was dominated by the Great Empires. These Empires were threatened by new emerging powers that were growing in population, their industrial strength and their military prowess. Eventually, this would lead to a "Great War" that would kill up to 20 million people between 1914-1918. This online presentation will be an introduction into: The competing Dominant, Emerging and Declining Great Empires and the one assassination that would finally triggered the conflict; While most of the causalities from the War occurred in Europe, the battlefield was all over the world; Which of these Empires would survive the War and then sent the stage for future warfare (including the current war in Europe).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Works by Pasquini, Corelli, and Scarlatti for Violin, Cello, and Voice.


This concert recreates the musical splendor of the Arcadian Academy of Rome, whose leading composers were Pasquini (1637-1710), Corelli (1653-1713), and Scarlatti (1685-1757). Enrico Gatti and Cynthia Freivogel, violins; Loretta O'Sullivan, cello; with ARTEK Ensemble: Sarah Chalfy, Laura Heimes, and Clara Rottsolk, sopranos; Andrew Fuchs, tenor; and Steven Hrycelak, bass.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Author Reading | Let There Be Light: The Real Story of Her Creation (online)


Welcome cartoonist and writer Liana Finck for the launch of her third book, a bold retelling of the Book of Genesis featuring God as a woman,
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concert | CANCELLED Gili Yalo: Ethiopian Pop and Jazz Mixed with Western Funk and Rock CANCELLED


One of the most popular dishes in Ethiopian cuisine is the beyaynetu, a dish of vegetarian colors and flavors that translates literally as "a bit of everything." The Israeli-by-way-of-Ethiopian songwriter and vocalist Gili Yalo might best be considered a musical beyaynetu, blending traditional Ethio-pop and Ethio-jazz with Western R&B funk and psychedelic rock. As a child refugee of the '80s raised fleeing famine, Yalo's high-energy music--delivered in both English and the Semitic tongue of Amharic--is intrinsically political but just as rhapsodic. Backed by a fiery five-piece band, the flamboyant Yalo performs danceable cuts from his recently released EP, Made in Amharica, alongside songs from his self-titled 2017 debut album.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Forbidden Music: Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis


Program: Hans Gál, Concertino for Flute and String Quartet, op. 82 Alexandre Tansman, Suite for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon Robert Fürstenthal and Julius Bürger, Lieder Erwin Schulhoff, Divertissement for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon Featuring Ulrike Anton, flute, the Selini String Quartet, and students from the Mannes School of Music at the New School - Mannes Sound Festival
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Concert | Jazz, Classical and Improvisational Music by Young Composers


Young musicians throughout NYC premiere works by the 2021-22 Fellows of the Luna Composition Lab mentorship program for female, non-binary and gender nonconforming teen composers. Program ALICIA ERLANDSON - Windowpane WORLD PREMIERE CECELIA OLSZEWSKI - instant light WORLD PREMIERE DEVON LEE - Falling Leaves in Autumn WORLD PREMIERE ELISA JOHNSON - Divide and Concur WORLD PREMIERE GABRIELLA CARIDDO - Conversation with the Muses WORLD PREMIERE RACHEL MUGEMANCURO - immiscible WORLD PREMIERE SONYA BELAYA - Current JOY GUIDRY - Improvisational Performance Vaccination proof is required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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