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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 13, 2024?

31 free events take place on Saturday, April 13 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 13 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 Saturday, April 13, 2024

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free events nyc Spring Cherry Blossoms Hike
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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
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Tours, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Festival | Make. Move. Create.: Performances, Workshops, and Activities for All Ages


MAKE beautiful music with Gaia Music Collective at the Community Sing-Along. MOVE to the beat with Ballet Hispánico and then Hit the Floor with Hurrikane. CREATE art projects and music with friends and family throughout the day. Schedule of Events: 10am Dance with Ballet Hispánico Start your morning by moving and grooving with Ballet Hispánico’s Community Arts Partnership (@ballethispanico). Take your entire family to the dance floor with games, props, and fun for all. 11:30am Song & Dance Showcase Sit back and enjoy the talents of featured members of the City Center Community with special performances by City Center’s Partner Schools, Roger Rees Awards 2023 Finalists, and a special guest artist. 12:30pm Hit the Floor with Hurrikane Spring into action and feel the beat with an interactive street dance performance and lesson facilitated by dancer, choreographer, and teacher Alain “Hurrikane” Lauture. 2:30pm Community Sing-Along  Gaia Music Collective and your fellow New Yorkers raise their voices in harmony. Learn and sing parts and harmonies for Bill Withers's timeless anthem, “Lean on Me,” while exploring the lyrics and meaning behind this powerful piece, led by celebrated facilitating artist and Gaia founder Matt Goldstein. Ongoing Activities Make a Flower Crown  Plant a flower and watch it grow at home  Collaborative music making  Acting and theater games Add to the Collaborative Spring Flower Wall 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Make. Move. Create.: Performances, Workshops, and Activities for All Ages

Festival | Shearing of the Heathers & Community Parade


The three-acre garden is the site of our annual rite of spring – the Shearing of the Heather parade and community celebration. Bring your musical instruments and join in our community parade through the garden led by traditional bagpipers. Learn why the park has the largest heath and heather collection in the northeast. Make flower-themed crafts, take home your own propagated heathers, get your face painted, enjoy a tour of the garden, and celebrate spring while enjoying the garden’s beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and Palisades! Fun for all ages!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Street Fair

Festival | Tulip Festival


Admire endless tulips spanning Manhattan's west side at the annual Tulip Festival. Thousands of tulips will bloom across the garden for an unforgettable floral festival. It will kick off on April 13 and run through early May.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatching | Accessible Birding


The beautiful park commands views of the Palisades and the Hudson River from soaring cliffs of bedrock. Its 67 acres feature many well-paved walkways suitable for birders with strollers and carriages, as well as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Accessible Birding

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Get in 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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Concert | Piano Concert Highlights Disability Pride and Culture


Share a moment with award-winning recording artist and personality, Lachi with a piano concert of her critically acclaimed songs. Lachi identifies as Blind and neurodivergent, and she weaves her experiences on Disability Pride and Culture with humor and storytelling throughout the performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Piano Concert Highlights Disability Pride and Culture

Hike | Spring Cherry Blossoms Hike


A super hike of all the best cherry trees in in the park, from Pilgrim to Cherry Hill to the Great Hill and the Reservoir! Hopefully you'll catch them in peak bloom.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Hikes, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Spring Cherry Blossoms Hike

Classical Music | Organ Work (In Person AND Online!)


Michael James Landis and Julian Bennett Holmes lead an eight-hour performance of John Cage’s (1912-1992) As Slow As Possible for organ. Organists to include Michael James Landis, Justin Gunter, Nicole Brancato, Chester Biscardi, Steve Long, Yike Zhang, and Julian Bennett Holmes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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Park Walks, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Tour | Guided Island Tour


Look into the past of the island and learn about its excit­ing trans­for­ma­tion and future. In this walk­ing tour, you’ll exam­ine how his­toric preser­va­tion, inno­v­a­tive design, and envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship make the Island what it is today: one of the most unique pub­lic places in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Guided Island Tour

Book Discussion | Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America


Author Leila Philip talks about her book, which investigates the fascinating role that beavers had in the history of Manahatta and their enduring contributions to the past, present, and future of New York Harbor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America

Play | Glass n Mirrors: A Modern Spin on Lewis Carroll


Written by Jonathan Buckingham and Kenya Lewis, this is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. This world premiere is a modern spin on the classic tale that embodies the School of Drama's ongoing efforts toward inclusive and transparent season planning. We all know Alice, but have you ever met them in college? Bad trips through a mirror. Unorthodox roommates…a subway from hell. College is supposed to be fun. Is this their worst nightmare or the first months of New York City life?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) with George Clooney and John Goodman


Ulysses Everett McGill is having difficulty adjusting to his hard-labor sentence in Mississippi. He scams his way off the chain gang with simple Delmar and maladjusted Pete, then the trio sets out to pursue freedom and the promise of a fortune in buried treasure. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, their hasty run takes them on an incredible journey of awesome experiences and colorful characters. Director: Joel Coen Cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Charles Durning, Michael Badalucco, John Goodman, Holly Hunter George Clooney is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a British Academy Film Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Academy Awards. Clooney has been honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2015, the Honorary César in 2017, AFI Life Achievement Award in 2018, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2022. John Goodman is an American actor. He rose to prominence in television before becoming an acclaimed and popular film actor. Goodman has received numerous accolades including a Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He received a Disney Legend Award in 2013. Vanity Fair has called him "among our very finest actors."
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Films, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) with&nbsp;George Clooney and&nbsp;John Goodman

Film | The Color Purple (2023): musical period drama


Torn apart from her sister and her children, Celie faces many hardships in life, including an abusive husband. With support from a sultry singer named Shug Avery, as well as her stand-her-ground stepdaughter, Celie ultimately finds extraordinary strength in the unbreakable bonds of a new kind of sisterhood. Director: Blitz Bazawule Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, Fantasia Barrino
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Concert | Chamber Music on the Water


A one hour performance (no intermission), including a Q & A session with the musicians. The program is announced at the performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Concerts, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Chamber Music on the Water

Film | What Happened to Jones? (1926): silent film


Reginald Denny was the most popular of the “light comedians” of the silent screen. In a series of expertly-made farces for Universal Pictures, the British-born Denny starred as an All-American everyman always embroiled in a myriad of problems and complications. Funny features such as California Straight Ahead (1925), Skinner’s Dress Suit (1926), and this program’s What Happened to Jones? (1926) made Denny one of Universal’s biggest moneymakers of the 1920s. Edward Everett Horton warms up the house for Mr. Denny with his 1927 two-reeler No Publicity. The Silent Clowns film series is New York’s longest-running regularly scheduled silent film showcase, featuring silent films paired with live piano accompaniment and discussion. Screenings feature piano by MoMA’s Ben Model, with an introduction and Q&A by film historians Model and Steve Massa. Registration required.
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Films, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, What Happened to Jones? (1926): silent film

Tour | Guided Island Tour


Look into the past of the island and learn about its excit­ing trans­for­ma­tion and future. In this walk­ing tour, you’ll exam­ine how his­toric preser­va­tion, inno­v­a­tive design, and envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship make the Island what it is today: one of the most unique pub­lic places in New York City.
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Play | sorry sorry okay sorry: Competitive Meditation


Clementine is desperately trying to do the right thing. Clancy is desperately trying to make it through another day as her life falls apart. David is desperately trying to win the Phoenix Division of the World Mind of a Warrior Conference, a celebration of Skill, Artistry, Dedication, and Grit for all those who practice The Way. A play about the funny things that happen in our saddest moments, the sad things that happen in our happiest moments, and also, about competitive meditation. A student production. Playwright Emily Elyse Everett is a writer and actor based in Brooklyn. She was awarded Synecdoche Works' 2022 Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language and the $3000 winning prize for her play Strange and Splendid.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:30 pm
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Plays, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, sorry sorry okay sorry: Competitive Meditation

Forum | Death Cafe: A Discusson on Death


An informal, group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. The purpose of Death Cafe is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." This is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Forums, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Death Cafe: A Discusson on Death

Opera | Flashpoints: The Mannes Festival of Short Operas


8 dramas in 90 minutes - Mannes' first annual celebration of short opera is a theatrical sampler of incredible composers and librettists, new and old. With the longest opera at 15 minutes, and showcasing the talents of our incredible singers, Mannes Opera launches Flashpoints this spring as an annual festival, celebrating short bites from a selection of stellar composers.
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Concerts, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Flashpoints: The Mannes Festival of Short Operas

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


Enjoy a program of hymns, anthems, and voluntaries for the organ.
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Classical Music | Chamber Works by Beethoven, Martinu, and More (In Person AND Online!)


Chamber Music Concert. Program Martinu (1890-1959), Serenada II Beethoven (1770-1827), String Quartet in D Major Op. 18 No. 3 Beethoven (1770-1827), String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor Darius Milhaud (1892-1974), Suite d'apres Corrette pour Hautbois, Clarinette et Bassoon Victor Ewald (1860-1935), Quintet No. 1 in B-flat minor Isaac Thomas (1948-2021), L’inevitabilite d’Heraclite
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Chamber Works by Beethoven, Martinu, and More&nbsp;(In Person AND Online!)

Concert | Piano Concert Highlights Diasability Pride and Culture


Share a moment with award-winning recording artist and personality, Lachi with a piano concert of her critically acclaimed songs. Lachi identifies as Blind and neurodivergent, and she weaves her experiences on Disability Pride and Culture with humor and storytelling throughout the performance.
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Play | Glass n Mirrors: A Modern Spin on Lewis Carroll


Written by Jonathan Buckingham and Kenya Lewis, this is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass. This world premiere is a modern spin on the classic tale that embodies the School of Drama's ongoing efforts toward inclusive and transparent season planning. We all know Alice, but have you ever met them in college? Bad trips through a mirror. Unorthodox roommates...a subway from hell. College is supposed to be fun. Is this their worst nightmare or the first months of New York City life?
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7:30 pm
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Plays, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Glass n Mirrors: A Modern Spin on Lewis Carroll

Opera | L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Monteverdi's Opera


An evening of Monteverdi’s opera, L'Incoronazione di Poppea. The performance will be site-specific and told through the framework of visual arts and artists.   Poppea tells the story of the love affair between Nero and his mistress Poppea. Ambition, power, lust, love and betrayal all intertwine in this masterpiece of early opera. The performance features current Mannes Opera students and will be conducted by Mark Shapiro and directed by William Gustafson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Monteverdi's Opera

Play | Timmy: Sucking the Family Dry


It’s the early 2010’s, and a multigenerational family stuck at home in the suburbs is on the verge of killing each other. Alexa, the oldest daughter and an absolute nightmare, is hemorrhaging money funding her relationship with Timmy, a man she may or may not have met IRL. This show is NSFW. Written by Megan Rivkin. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Timmy: Sucking the Family Dry

Concert | Traditional African Sounds


Born into a family of traditional African jalis (musician-historians), Salieu Suso began training on the 21-stringed kora at the age of 8 and began his professional career by the age of fifteen. He has performed widely throughout the U.S., Africa, and Europe and is known for his diverse range of musical collaborations. In 2003 he ventured into an exciting exploration of African and Afro-Cuban rhythms with three master percussionists: Benny Arocho, Olympia Ward, and John Ward.
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Concerts, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Traditional African Sounds

Classical Music | Piano Works by J.S. Bach and More (In Person AND Online!)


Antoinette Cheng, Piano. Program Antoinette Cheng, "of the spotless mind" James MacMillan (b. 1959), A Cecilian Variation for J.F.K. Cesar Franck (1822-1890), Prelude, Fugue et Variation, Op. 18 Alvin Singleton (b. 1940), Argoru I J.S. Bach (1685-1750),  French Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 813
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Concerts, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Piano Works by&nbsp;J.S. Bach and More&nbsp;(In Person AND Online!)

Classical Music | Violin Works by Beethoven, Paganini, and More (In Person AND Online!)


Yun Zhuang, Violin. Program Shulamit Ran (b. 1949), Inscriptions for Solo Violin Beethoven (1770-1827), Violin Sonata No.7 in C Minor, Op. 30 No.2 Paganini (1782-1840), Violin Concerto No.1
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Concerts, April 13, 2024, 04/13/2024, Violin Works by Beethoven, Paganini, and More&nbsp;(In Person AND Online!)
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Classical Music | Choral Work by Haydn and More at a Landmark Venue

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Play | A Play About a Famous Artist

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