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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 29, 2022?

31 free events take place on Friday, April 29 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 29 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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31 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, April 29, 2022

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free events nyc Works for Trombone Performed by One of the Finest Young Forces on the Scene Today
free events nyc Works by PIAZZOLLA, POULENC, TCHAIKOVSKY and more...
free events nyc Danzas of Puerto Rico for Two Guitars
free events nyc The Dance Floor: Future Skool with Les Ballet Afrik
free events nyc A Benefit for Ukranian Refugees: Theatre, Music, and Dialogue
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Book Discussion | **POSTPONED** F.O.R.G.E.D.: Six Practices of Great Leaders in Volatile Times **POSTPONED**


Leaders must make crucial decisions and take action when the course isn't clear and the stakes are high. Moments like these require leaders to see things differently, to push past their assumptions and habitual ways of thinking and even rewrite their playbook. A panel discussion with Dr. Douglas Scherer, Lecturer in Columbia University's Master of Science in Technology Management, and the inspirational leaders interviewed for his new book. Bringing together his extensive research and organizational experience, Dr. Scherer identifies practices to promote and support the attitudes and approaches that will serve leaders as they carry out their roles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 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
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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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Workshop | Beekeeping Class


In these instructional classes, you’ll learn about honey bee colonies and the vital role they play in the natural environment. The classes welcome gardeners, prospective beekeepers, and anyone interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 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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12:00 pm
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Author Reading | To Write as if Already Dead: Friendship and Plague (online)


Kate Zambreno’s book centers on her failed attempts to write a study of Hervé Guibert’s To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life. In this diaristic, transgressive work, the first in a cycle written in the years preceding his death, Guibert documents with speed and intensity his diagnosis and disintegration from AIDS and elegizes a character based on Michel Foucault. The first half of To Write As If Already Dead is a novella in the mode of a detective story, searching after the mysterious disappearance of an online friendship after an intense dialogue on anonymity, names, language, and connection. The second half, a notebook documenting the doubled history of two bodies amid another historical plague, continues the meditation on friendship, solitude, time, mortality, precarity, art, and literature.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:15 pm
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Gallery Talk | Holbein: Capturing Character: Exhibition Tour (online)


Docents leads an interactive visual tour of the exhibition. Participants will view highlights that examines Holbein's career as a portraitist, becoming one of the most sought-after portraitists of the early sixteenth century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free

Concert | Ragtime Piano in the Park


Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protégé of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Classical Music | Works for Harp by DEBUSSY, BRITTEN and more


Adam Linh Phan, Harp. Program: JEAN CRAS Deux Impromptus BENJAMIN BRITTEN Suite for Harp, Op. 31 CLAUDE DEBUSSY Ballade, L. 70 ELLIOTT CARTER Bariolage CARLOS SALZEDO Scintillation CLAUDE DEBUSSY La Damoiselle elue
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Film | Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021): Animated Adventure with LeBron James


A rogue artificial intelligence kidnaps the son of famed basketball player LeBron James, who then has to work with Bugs Bunny to win a basketball game. Director: Malcolm D. Lee Stars: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe 115 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Discussion | Magdalena: A Threatened River of Music, Knowledge and Culture (online)


A conversation about the environment, history and culture of the Magdalena River, the main River of Colombia. This event will feature people speakers that have intimate knowledge of how the river has shaped the not only the history and culture of Colombia, but also the world. Since most of the event will be in Spanish, interpretation to English will be available. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Film | Robert Altman's Gosford Park (2001): Oscar Winner with Maggie Smith


Set in the 1930s, this movie brings a group of pretentious rich and famous together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect. Director: Robert Altman Stars: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon 137 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Symposium | Filmed Thought: Robert Pippin on Film


Over the past ten years, Robert Pippin has published a series of books on film that combine detailed readings of specific films and filmmakers with broader reflections on the philosophical significance of cinema. In this afternoon symposium, we will discuss these writings of Pippin's on film, with a specific focus on his recent book, Filmed Thought: Cinema as Reflective Form (Chicago 2020). Pippin will be present to respond to the comments and participate in the discussion.     To prepare for the symposium, please read chapters one, two, three, and ten of Pippin’s Filmed Thought and watch Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954), Talk to Her (Almodóvar, 2002), and The Kid with a Bike (Dardenne Brothers, 2011).   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Jazz | Works for Trombone Performed by One of the Finest Young Forces on the Scene Today


Jacob Melsha, Jazz Trombone. Program: JACOB MELSHA Foot In The Door FREDDIE HUBBARD (arr. Jacob Melsha) Crisis JACOB MELSHA Picnic on a Cloud CLARE FISCHER (arr. Jacob Melsha) Pensativa PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (arr. Sonny Rollins/Jacob Melsha) Theme From Symphony No. 6 Pathetique JACOB MELSHA All Good Things J. FRED COOTS (arr. Jacob Melsha) For All We Know ELLIS MARSALIS, JR. (arr. Jacob Melsha) Swingin' at the Haven About the Performer: Since splashing into the New York music scene in 2017 to pursue his Bachelor's of Music in Jazz Studies at The Juilliard School, Jacob has enjoyed working throughout the city in a variety of ensembles, bringing music to venues like Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Smalls Jazz Club, The Blue Note, The Jazz Standard, Fat Cat, Ginny's Supper Club, The Django, and more. He's had the pleasure of playing with Frank Lacy's Tromboniverse, Ben Vereen, The Evan Sherman Big Band, The Nate Sparks Big Band, The Abdias Armenteros Quintet, his own small ensembles, The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to name a few.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free

Jazz | Works by PIAZZOLLA, POULENC, TCHAIKOVSKY and more...


J. Wilson Childers, Trumpet. Program: ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Cafe 1930 FRANCIS POULENC Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (arr. Mikhail Nakariakov) Valse-Scherzo JEAN FRANCAIX Sonatine OSKAR BÖHME Sextet
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:30 pm
Free

Birdwatching | Birding Tour of the North Woods


Discover birding in the more serene northern part of the Park during the height of songbird migration. Fridays, April 29-May 27, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Classical Music | Guitar Music by Villa-Lobos, Albeniz and More (in-person and online)


Alberta Gabrielle Khoury, Guitar Program ISAAC ALBENIZ Mallorca ISAAC ALBENIZ Suite Espanola No. 1 J. D. BACH Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS Five Preludes AGUSTIN BARRIOS Vals, Op. 8 No. 4 AGUSTIN BARRIOS La Catedral CARLO DOMENICONI Koyunbaba Suite for Guitar, Op. 19 ROBERT JOHNSON My Lady Mildmay's Delight LUIS DE NARVAEZ Guardame las vacas STEPAN RAK Temptation of the Renaissance ROLAND DYENS (arr. Alberta Khoury) Funk ("Fuoco" from Libra Sonatine, "Tuhu" from Hommage a Villa Lobos)
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free

Reading | Rooftop Happy Hour with Latinx in Publishing


On the terrace for readings, drinks, crafts, and more, co-hosted with Latinx in Publishing. Featuring readings by: Haydil Henriquez Grisel Acosta Vincent Toro
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Opening Reception | Like the Waters We Rise: Climate Justice in Print


An exhibition celebrating the bold, artful, graphic work of print-based artists in the climate justice movement. The exhibit presents a collection of art, ephemera, posters, and historical documents charting recent waves in community-based climate justice organizing. The scale of the climate crisis we are collectively facing is daunting, and it is our hope that each piece offers a portal to an inspiration, a victory, or a teaching about how people-powered action is the most viable strategy we have for building the future. Each element of this collection has been carefully selected to support an understanding of climate justice as a rich, intersectional, often arts-centered movement of movements driven by a multitude of visions for a better world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | NFiniTe Art Show: Group Exhibition


Discover hundreds of artworks: paintings, drawings, NFTS, photography, sculptures, collages, created by 45 talented artists in an NYC gallery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Ryan Foerster: Zoltog 99


In an abandoned lot in Miami, Ryan Foerster tucked a photograph between a chain link fence. Rebar jutted from the ground, bracing a printing plate. Lava rocks weighed down prints, while another rested on the broken cement. A month later, all the work was gone, blown away, thrown out, or taken to some new location. Unlike the pieces in the abandoned lot, other work by Foerster has stuck around. Shoot the Lobsterwill mark its ten year anniversary and new location with a selection of paintings from Foerster’s show  in 2020, Zoltog 99. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Classical Music | Chamber Music Recital (in-person and online)


Students' culminating performances of the Spring semester. Start times: 6:00pm, 7:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Dance Performance | Spanish Dance


This concert will recreate the atmosphere of John Singer Sargent's The Spanish Dance, with special attention paid to the festive, joyful music and dances. The painting forms part of the Hispanic Society's collections. Luisa Palicio, dance. Fernando Jimenez, guest artist. Marian Fernandez, cante. Jesus Rodriguez, guitar. John Singer Sargent ( 1856 - 1925) was an American expatriate artist, considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation" for his evocations of Edwardian-era luxury. He created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Works by SCHUMANN, PENDERECKI and RACHMANINOFF


David Bender, Cello. David he was selected to be a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States, and performed as principal cellist under Valery Gergiev and Christoph Eschenbach, at Carnegie Hall and throughout Europe. Program: ROBERT SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke, Op. 73. KRYSZTOF PENDERECKI Per Slava. SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Film | A Wolf Inside: Natives, Nuyoricans, and the Beats: Native American Poets


A world premiere screening of a documentary film by Sandra Hale Schulman and Damian Rojo featuring the Native American poet Diane Burns, Joy Harjo, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Holman, Pedro Pietri. A panel discussion with poets Bob Holman of Bowery Poetry and Chavisa Woods, executive director of A Gathering of the Tribes follows the screening. In the mid-1980s, Native poet Diane Burns, whose searing words cut through the noise of the Santa Fe reservations and New York City’s Lower East Side, took a once in a lifetime trip to Nicaragua with the Father of the Beats, Allen Ginsberg. Organized by Bob Holman of the Bowery Poetry, a group of indigenous poets joined them, including future Poet Laureate of the U.S. Joy Harjo, and Nuyorican Poets Café founder Pedro Pietri. Deep in the heart of the jungle, it was a rollicking event filled with love, poetry, revolution, and the search for identity in a time of radical changes in the Americas. With narration by award-winning musician and Navajo activist Jeneda Benally, interviews and performances from Diane Burns, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Holman, and Joy Harjo; and never before seen archival photos from Joy Harjo, Ilka Hartmann and Patrick Warner.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Dance Performance | Flowers for Kazuo Ohno (and Leonard Cohen): Contemporary Dance


Compañía Cuerpo de Indias will present a contemporary dance piece conceived and directed by Álvaro Restrepo. Choreographed by Marie-France Delieuvin, Ricardo Bustamante, and Álvaro Restrepo with music by Leonard Cohen, it is “six hands” homage for one of the creators of Butoh dance: Kazuo Ohno. Without using Butoh language, the piece is an offering made by its creators through their choreographic and poetic universe. A way of returning the flowers that Kazuo Ohno and his son Yoshito sent Compañía Cuerpo de Indias in Tokyo during a performance for some members of the Japanese imperial family and special guests at the celebration of 100 years of diplomatic relations between Colombia and Japan. Stage design, props, and wardrobe by El Colegio del Cuerpo. Lighting design by Alexander Gümbel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concert | Danzas of Puerto Rico for Two Guitars


Program: Margarita | Manuel Gregorio Tavarez (1843 - 1883) Ten Piedad | Juan Morel Campos (1857 - 1896) Flor de Jagua | Leonardo Egurbida Avilez (b. 1945 - 2022) Sonatina Tropical | Ernesto Cordero (b. 1946) El Torbellino | Juan Morel Campos (1857 - 1896) With Jose Maldonado (Faculty) & Ernesto Ramos (Dean and Faculty of the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico)
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Performance | A Benefit for Ukranian Refugees: Theatre, Music, and Dialogue


(beyond) Doomsday Scrolling: An anti-war performance and discussion. With music, poetry, verbatim and dramatic text from Ukraine and elsewhere around the globe, this production features performances by Odessan singer, Lesya Verba, and Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Italian, Icelandic, Cuban, and American actors. Join the event in honoring the bravery of the Ukrainian people, bearing witness to the experience of those both in and fleeing the war zone, and bridging the crisis in Ukraine with the larger, global landscape of rising authoritarianism and human displacement. The event will be preceded by streamed presentations by journalists covering both the crisis in Ukraine and the violent repression of anti-war dissidents in Russia, and close with a discussion between audience and performers. Paintings and posters by Ukrainian artists will be available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concert | Classical Repertoire, Pop Tunes and More


The genre-bending "classical-meets-rockstar-duo" (Wall Street Journal) violinist Charles Yang and pianist Peter Dugan will host and perform in a lively family-friendly variety show featuring music school students. The program includes beloved classical repertoire along with pop tunes and original compositions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Dancing | The Dance Floor: Future Skool with Les Ballet Afrik


The Universal Hip Hop Museum, scheduled to open a permanent home in the Bronx in 2024, strives to celebrate, preserve, and educate the public on the local and global phenomenon of hip hop. This event will be incorporating three of the key elements of hip hop: rapping, DJing, and dancing. Future Skool opens the night with a cypher of emergent artists and next generation hip hop innovators followed by a performance of the vogue, hip hop, and Afrobeat-fusion dance work New York Is Burning.. This work was created by ballroom choreographer and star of HBO's Legendary Omari Wiles for his company Les Ballet Afrik. After the show, make your way to the dance floor for an unforgettable hip hop jam.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Classical Music | Violin Sonatas by J.S. BACH and ROBERT SCHUMANN


Gabrielle Després, Violin. Program: JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001. ROBERT SCHUMANN Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121. MAURICE RAVEL Tzigane.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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