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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 15, 2024?

35 free events take place on Monday, April 15 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 15 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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35 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, April 15, 2024

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free events nyc The Politics of Friendship: On Muses, Audiences, and the Art of Public Writing with Pulitzer-prize-winning writers
free events nyc Monument Eternal: The Light and Legacy of Alice Coltrane
free events nyc String Trio, Los Angeles 1946: documentary about one of the 20th century's most important and influential composers
free events nyc Piano Works by Chopin, J.S. Bach, Rachmaninoff, and More (In Person AND Online!)
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Workshop | Morning Meditation


Start your day by balancing your mind, body, and spirit during instructor guided meditation. This renowned practice lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, Morning Meditation

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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Tours, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Master Class | Piano Master Class


Piano Master Class with Jeffrey Cohen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, Piano Master Class

Tour | Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More


Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more. Rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Understanding the Holocaust Through Literature: The Many Entry Wedges (online)


Speaker: Dr. Mehak Burza, Head, Global Holocaust and Religious Studies, Global Centre for Religious Research, Denver, United States; Assistant Professor in English, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
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Lectures, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, Understanding the Holocaust Through Literature: The Many Entry Wedges (online)

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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Workshops, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

Jazz | An Afternoon of Jazz (In Person AND Online)


George Cables Trio.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, An Afternoon of Jazz (In Person AND Online)

Book Discussion | High Wire: How China Regulates Big Tech and Governs Its Economy


Author Angela Huyue Zhang provides a comprehensive and sophisticated overview of how China regulates its enormous tech sector. By closely scrutinizing the incentives and interactions among the key players, Zhang introduces a dynamic pyramid model to analyze the structure, process, and outcome of China's unique regulatory system. She showcases the shrewd self-regulatory tactics employed by Chinese tech titans to survive and thrive in an institutional environment plagued by endemic fraud and corruption. She also reveals how the Chinese State has given a helping hand to digital platforms by offering them indispensable judicial support.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Green Colonialism: Geopolitics, Global Justice and Ecosocial Transitions


Beneath the sustainability branding lurk new environmental injustices and green colonialism. The green growth and clean energy plans of the Global North require the large-scale extraction of strategic minerals from the Global South. The geopolitics of transition imply sacrificing not only territories, but truly sustainable ways of inhabiting this world. A new subordination in the global energy economy prevents societies in the South from developing sovereign strategies to foster a dignified life. The speakers will address the specifics of this new green colonialism and the alternatives being constructed by activists and policymakers in the Global South in coordination with allies in the Global North.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, Green Colonialism: Geopolitics, Global Justice and Ecosocial Transitions

Lecture | My Own Atlantis and the Anthropocene in Russian Comics (in-person and online)


St. Petersburg artist Olga Lavrenteva’s sprawling 2023 graphic novel My Own Atlantis is many things — rollicking treasure hunt, tragicomic reflection on classic Russian literature/history — all anchored by the work’s setting: the Karelian Isthmus. This region, fought over for centuries by the Swedes, Finns, Russians and indigenous peoples, is Lavrenteva’s home. She invests the novel with her affection and admiration for the area’s cultural, historical and ecological complexity. Ironically, coincident with My Own Atlantis’ production and publication there emerged a new threat to the isthmus: a massive government-sponsored infrastructure project, the Primorsky Universal Transshipment Complex. Environmentalist activists — including Lavrenteva — protested what they see as the thoughtless development of a diverse ecosystem. In this talk professor José Alaniz, author of Resurrection: Comics in Post-Soviet Russia (2022), discusses My Own Atlantis as an example of modern environmentalist Russian comics in the Anthropocene.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, My Own Atlantis and the Anthropocene in Russian Comics (in-person and online)

Discussion | Latin America at a Crossroads (in-person and online)


Panelists:       Ricardo Hausmann       Verónica Zubillaga            Mauricio Cardenas       Vicky Murillo Moderator: Brian Winter
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, Latin America at a Crossroads (in-person and online)

Discussion | What Lies Between: A Celebration of Translation and Collaboration


Upon the publication of Aftab Ahmad's Urdu translation of Geetanjali Shree’s Hindi novel Ret Samadhi (Tomb of Sand). Featuring Aftab Ahmad,  Daisy Rockwell and Geetanjali Shree, co-winners of 2022 International Booker Prize
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Discussions, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, What Lies Between: A Celebration of Translation and Collaboration

Other | Live Trivia Hour: Cinema Edition


Are you a fan of Movies? Come test your knowledge and join the Live Trivia Hour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, A Dramatic Comedy About Love and Loss

Screening | Moonstruck (1987) with Cher and Nicolas Cage


No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance. Director: Norman Jewison Cast: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello Cher is an American singer, actress, and television personality. Often referred to by the media as the "Goddess of Pop," she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. Cher is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances throughout her six-decade-long career. Nicolas Cage is an American actor and film producer. Born into the Coppola family, he is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Cage first gained attention for his romantic roles in Valley Girl (1983), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) and Moonstruck (1987), and gained praise for playing an ex-convict in the comedy Raising Arizona (1987). For starring as an alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas (1995), he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He received another Academy Award nomination for his performance as twins Charlie and Donald Kaufman in Adaptation (2002).
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Screenings, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, Moonstruck (1987) with Cher and Nicolas Cage

Book Discussion | Puerto Rico: A National History


Puerto Rico is a Spanish-speaking territory of the United States with a history shaped by conquest and resistance. For centuries, Puerto Ricans have crafted and negotiated complex ideas about nationhood. Jorell Meléndez Badillo's latest book gives voice to the archipelago’s people while offering a lens through which to understand the political, economic, and social challenges confronting them today.
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Book Discussion | The Hebrew Teacher:  3 Israeli Women in Crisis


Israeli author Maya Arad discusses her first book translated into English with Joshua Cohen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Netanyahus. Three Israeli women, their lives altered by immigration to the United States, seek to overcome crises. Ilana is a veteran Hebrew instructor at a Midwestern college who has built her life around her career. When a young Hebrew literature professor joins the faculty, she finds his post-Zionist politics pose a threat to her life's work. Miriam, whose son left Israel to make his fortune in Silicon Valley, pays an unwanted visit to meet her new grandson and discovers cracks in the family's perfect façade. Efrat, another Israeli in California, is determined to help her daughter navigate the challenges of middle school, and crosses forbidden lines when she follows her into the minefield of social media. In these three stirring novellas—comedies of manners with an ambitious blend of irony and sensitivity—celebrated Israeli author Maya Arad probes the demise of idealism and the generation gap that her heroines must confront.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | We Are the Leaders We Have Been Looking For: Saving Democracy


Author Eddie S. Glaude Jr. launches his new book, a powerful reminder that if American democracy is to survive, we must build a better society that derives its strength from the pew, not the pulpit. In conversation with Mara Gay.
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Concert | Indigenous Singer-Songwriter and Storyteller (online)


Pura F? (Tuscarora/Taino) is an Indigenous activist, singer-songwriter, and storyteller known for her distinct, soulful vocals and for breathing life into several musical genres. As the founding member of the internationally renowned Native Women's a cappella trio Ulali, Pura F? helped to create a movement throughout Indian Country, which not only empowered Native Women's hand drum and harmony but also built a bridge for Native music to the mainstream music scene. More recently, deep cultural roots have brought her to the world of Native Blues, where she is known for her lap-steel slide guitar recordings. Her body of work is extensive, including six solo albums, one of which won her a Grand Prix du Disque from L'Acad?mie Charls Cros (French Grammy) for Best World Album in 2006 for Tuscarora Nation Blues, and a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Female Artist for Follow Your Heart's Desire. Pura F?'s music has been featured on many movie soundtracks, documentaries, and television commercials including the award-winning 2017 documentary, RUMBLE: The Indians that Rocked the World. She supports many social injustice gatherings as a presenter and musician.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Cardio Dance


This creative and fun workout fuses dance and aerobics to improve cardio fitness and tone the body. Instructor: Masayo Kado
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Performances, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, Comedy: "Powerhouse Performance"

Book Discussion | Poetry, Labor, and the Global City (In Person AND Online!)


Join poets Camonghe Felix, Dorothea Lasky, Emanuel Xavier, and moderator Helena de Groot for readings and lively discussion about poetry, language, and labor. From day to day labor to the work of writing, this conversation explores the way poetry embodies work, using our multicultural city's rich labor history as the backdrop. Pioneering home recording artist Linda Smith will close out the event with a special musical performance.
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Book Discussions, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, Poetry, Labor, and the Global City (In Person AND Online!)

Discussion | The Politics of Friendship: On Muses, Audiences, and the Art of Public Writing with Pulitzer-prize-winning writers


A conversation between Pulitzer-prize-winning writers and lifelong friends Hua Hsu and Salamishah Tillet as they discuss their paths and the formation of their respective commitments, their process of navigating different genres of writing, and the lessons they've learned from each other and others about voice, style, and structure. They will consider how the category of the "public intellectual," a figure which loomed large when they were in graduate school together, has evolved over the past decade, with the emergence of new forms of online writing and criticism, the contraction of mainstream journalism, and the rise of "hybrid" academics addressing different audiences simultaneously.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, The Politics of Friendship: On Muses, Audiences, and the Art of Public Writing with Pulitzer-prize-winning writers

Book Discussion | Did I Ever Tell You?: Heartbreaking Memoir


Genevieve Kingston’s remarkable memoir — as heartbreaking as it is hopeful — is an intimate and compelling story of grief and love, family, and the reverberating impact of what we leave behind.
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Musical | The Algonquin Retrospective, Part 2 (online thru Apr 20)


In celebration of their 40th anniversary, Urban Stages brings you an opportunity to see the brilliant work of Michael Colby and the magnificent talents of their musical artists.
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Performances, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, A Play About a Real-Life Game Show Host

Discussion | Artists in Dialogue (online)


Tanya Marcuse, photographer, and Steven Siegel, photographer and sculptor, will be in conversation.
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Concerts, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, Choral Favorites at a Major Venue

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas, and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists. With: Belinda He + Karla Quintero, Ogemdi Ude
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Jazz | Monument Eternal: The Light and Legacy of Alice Coltrane


Harpist Brandee Younger will lead the Alice Coltrane Ensemble from the New School, performing music composed by Alice Coltrane. Following the music, she and the series curator, journalist Larry Blumenfeld, will be joined by panelists to discuss Alice's influence and message, as well as current initiatives of The John & Alice Coltrane Home and the "Year of Alice."
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Concerts, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, Monument Eternal: The Light and Legacy of Alice Coltrane

Screening | String Trio, Los Angeles 1946: documentary about one of the 20th century's most important and influential composers


A celebration of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), one of the 20th century's most important and influential composers. The event will feature the New York City premiere of a film by David Starobin, String Trio, Los Angeles 1946, a documentary about Schoenberg. In August of 1946, Schoenberg's heart stopped beating. He composed "String Trio" immediately after his recuperation to try and describe his brush with death. The documentary looks back at Schoenberg's 1933 departure from Nazi Germany, his career, and the composer's years in Los Angeles. In the film Gertrud and Arnold Schoenberg's three children, Nuria, Ronald, and Lawrence comment about their memories of their father, and well-known director Peter Sellars and violist Kim Kashkashian speak about the "String Trio." After the film, there will be a panel discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Screenings, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, String Trio, Los Angeles 1946: documentary about one of the 20th century's most important and influential composers

Concert | Brass Quartet Performs Music by Randy Newman, Woody Guthrie, and More


The Westerlies (Riley Mulherkar, Chloe Rowlands, trumpet; Andy Clausen, Addison Maye-Saxon, trombone) perform the music of John Prine, Randy Newman, Woody Guthrie, the Golden Gate Quartet, originals and more! About the Performers The Westerlies, “an arty quartet…mixing ideas from jazz, new classical, and Appalachian folk” (New York Times) are a New York-based brass quartet. From Carnegie Hall to Coachella, The Westerlies navigate a wide array of venues and projects with the precision of a string quartet, the audacity of a rock band, and the charm of a family sing-along. Formed in 2011, the self-described “accidental brass quartet” takes its name from the prevailing winds that travel from the West to the East. “Skilled interpreters who are also adept improvisers” (NPR’s Fresh Air), The Westerlies explore jazz, roots, and chamber music influences to create the rarest of hybrids: music that is both "folk-like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous” (NPR Music).
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Chopin, J.S. Bach, Rachmaninoff, and More (In Person AND Online!)


Xiaoxuan Li, Sean Gan, Dovie Lepore-Currin, Ruogu Wen, Greg Turner, Jack Gao, Amir Ron, Yunqing Huang, Daisy Sun, Zhouhui Shen, Piano. Program Chopin (1810-1849), 24 Preludes, Op. 28 J.S. Bach (1685-1750), From The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I Scriabin (1872-1915), From 24 Preludes, Op. 11 Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), From 10 Preludes, Op. 23 Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), From 13 Preludes, Op. 32 Alexander Goedicke (1877-1957), Prelude, Op. 20 Debussy (1862-1918), From Suite Bergamasque Debussy (1862-1918), From Preludes, Book II Shostakovich (1906-1975), From 24 Preludes, Op. 34 Lera Auerbach (b. 1973), From 24 Preludes Ruogu Wen, From 24 Preludes Nikolai Kapustin (1973-2020), From 24 Preludes in the Jazz Style, Op. 53
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Concerts, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, Piano Works by Chopin, J.S. Bach, Rachmaninoff, and More (In Person AND Online!)
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Concerts, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, Choral Works by Mozart and More at a Landmark Venue
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Performances, April 15, 2024, 04/15/2024, Musical Comedy
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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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