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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 8, 2023?

19 free events take place on Saturday, April 8 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 8 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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19 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Saturday, April 8, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc 2023 Macy's Flower Show
free events nyc Six Cylinder Love: A 1920s Comedy About Two Young Newlyweds
free events nyc Richard III (1995): drama with Annette Bening, Robert Downey Jr, Maggie Smith
free events nyc Silent Film Showcase: Edward Everett Horton, Silent Comedian
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Other | 2023 Macy's Flower Show


Celebrate the enchanting beauty of flowers and fragrance in this spring. Dior has brought its passion for florals to life, transforming the mezzanine level into a lavishly romantic dreamscape with thousands of beautiful blooms. Tours are given every twenty minutes until 1pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free

Workshop | Move and Groove: Live Jazz and Yoga


A wellness initiative that seeks to build community through events focusing on music, movement and mindfulness practices. This is a 60-minute vinyasa flow yoga set to live jazz. This carefully curated sequence seamlessly unites mind and body with skillful postures and mindful breathing that flow towards deep relaxation.
   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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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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11:00 am
Free

Other | Spring Flower Scavenger Hunt


Spring is a-bloom! Welcome the season of awakening and sunshine with a timely fun-filled scavenger hunt. To mark the season and commemorate the ship’s intercontinental crossings, this scavenger hunt challenges people of all ages to find illustrations of flowers hidden throughout the decks of a historical three-masted cargo ship. The flowers we’ll be searching for are illustrations of blossoms from countries Wavertree visited in her impressive 35-year sailing career.  Those who find all the flowers in the hunt will even receive a small prize!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Gallery Talk | Residential Rising: Lower Manhattan Since 9/11: Curator's Tour


Museum's director Carol Willis will offer a gallery tour of the show, which focuses on Downtown's doubled population and transformed skyline over the past twenty years. Start times: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. 5pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Park Walk | Park 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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12:00 pm
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Park Walk | History Tour of The Battery


Tour New York's historic birthplace park with an expert guide. Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, SeaGlass Carousel, beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshop | SharQui: The Bellydance Workout


In a SharQui class, you’ll learn new moves and combinations in flow. You’ll gradually build up to more complex movements starting with the very basics. If you can walk in place, you can belly dance with SharQui. This class is taught to music with easy-to-follow steps that will surely get your heart pumping. Instructor: Kaitlin Hines-Vargas
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Film | Erin Brockovich (2000) with Julia Roberts


Erin Brockovich is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers is that the company is trying quietly to buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her law firm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation. Director: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart Julia Roberts is an American actress known for her leading roles in films encompassing a variety of genres. She has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. After an early breakthrough with appearances in Mystic Pizza (1988) and Steel Magnolias (1989), Roberts established herself as a leading actress when she headlined the romantic comedy Pretty Woman (1990). She starred in numerous commercially successful films throughout the 1990s, including the romantic comedies My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), Notting Hill (1999), and Runaway Bride (1999), before winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the biographical drama Erin Brockovich (2000). Roberts achieved further film success in the following decades with Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), and more. She also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for the HBO television film The Normal Heart (2014).
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Film | Richard III (1995): drama with Annette Bening, Robert Downey Jr, Maggie Smith


William Shakespeare's classic play is brought into the present with the setting as Great Britian in the 1930s. Civil war has erupted with the House of Lancaster on one side, claiming the right to the British throne and hoping to bring freedom to the country. Opposing is the House of York, commanded by the infamous Richard III, who rules over a fascist government and hopes to install himself as a dictator monarch. Director: Richard Loncraine Cast: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr., Nigel Hawthorne, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, John Wood
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Staged Reading | Six Cylinder Love: A 1920s Comedy About Two Young Newlyweds


Gilbert and Marilyn Sterling make their home in a pleasant suburb. The young wife explains that she wants an automobile badly. The husband takes out a mortgage on the home and buys a machine from a crafty auto salesman. The couple gets in with a fast set and Gilbert borrows some cash from his employer. The employer discovers the theft but accepts Gilbert's promise to work hard and make good and atone for his embezzlement. All ends well for the couple. Cast: Chris Cunningham, Susanna Crowell, Candice Brown, Noah Kleinberg, Stefan Schallack, Devora Fein, Zoe Badovinac, Alexis Tandit, Ann Morelli
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Workshop | Cardio Dance Workout


This creative and fun workout fuses dance and aerobics to improve cardio fitness and tone the body. Instructor: Masayo Kado
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Screening | Silent Film Showcase: Edward Everett Horton, Silent Comedian


This event will examine the career of Edward Everett Horton. Remembered today for his fussy persona in sound films, Horton doesn't come to mind as a silent slapstick comedian--but he was! Although overlooked, Horton had a substantial career in silent comedy which culminated in a starring series of eight two-reelers produced by Harold Lloyd. This program presents three of Horton's best films: Find the King (1927), Scrambled Weddings (1928), and Dad's Choice (1928). Screenings feature live piano accompaniment by MoMA's Ben Model, with an introduction and Q&A by film historians Model and Steve Massa.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free

Classical Music | Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue (In Person AND Online)


Enjoy a program of hymns, anthems, and voluntaries for the organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Classical Music | Works for Percussion (In Person AND Online)


Will Hopkins, percussion. Program Steve Reich (1936-present), Music for 18 Musicians Julius Eastman (1940-1990), Gay Guerrilla
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Lecture | Wu Ying and the Palace Museum He Helped Found (online)


Founded in 1420, the Forbidden City in Beijing had served as the center of Chinese royal power for five centuries. Following the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in 1911, the imperial complex had been turned into the Palace Museum in 1925. In recognition of the role it has played, the 178-acre compound with its breathtaking architecture was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. A key person who helped turn the Forbidden City into the Palace Museum was Wu Ying, father of Wu Shan, Wu Zuguang and Wu Zuqiang, all famous cultural figures in China.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach and More for Viola (In Person AND Online)


Leslie Ashworth, viola. Program Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), Romance for Viola and Piano J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005 (trans. for Viola) Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881), Sonata for Viola and Piano in B-flat Major, Op. 36
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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Classical Music | Sacred Choral Works at a Landmark Venue

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Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

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