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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 20, 2024?

32 free events take place on Saturday, April 20 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 20 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 Saturday, April 20, 2024

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc A Conversation with the Bestselling Author Elliot Ackerman
free events nyc Chamber Music on the Water
free events nyc Now's the Time for Jazz Diplomacy
free events nyc Influential Jazz Artist from Argentina
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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 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Festival | Earth Day Celebration


Cel­e­brate the pow­er of native plants through free edu­ca­tion­al activ­i­ties and work­shops for all ages, guid­ed tours through the Island’s open space, a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry mur­al inspired by the rela­tion­ship between milk­weed and Monarch but­ter­flies, nature activ­i­ties, and vol­un­teer stew­ard­ship projects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Earth Day Celebration

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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Fairs, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Street Fair

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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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 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

Hike | Spring Blooming Hike


Spring has sprung. Flowers and trees are in full bloom this season. Learn some ways to identify these spring beauties and the important roles they play in our ecosystem.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Hikes, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Spring Blooming Hike

Workshop | Origami Meetup


OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws.
   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 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers
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Performances, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, A Journey of Self-Discovery

Tour | Guided Island Tour


Look into the past of the island and learn about its excit-ing trans-for-ma-tion and future. In this walk-ing tour, you'll exam-ine how his-toric preser-va-tion, inno-v-a-tive design, and envi-ron-men-tal stew-ard-ship make the Island what it is today: one of the most unique pub-lic places in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:45 pm
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Tours, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Guided Island Tour
1:00 pm
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Concerts, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Jazz Fest: Brazilian Ensemble

Film | The Holdovers (2023) with Paul Giamatti


A curmudgeonly instructor at a New England prep school remains on campus during Christmas break to babysit a handful of students with nowhere to go. He soon forms an unlikely bond with a brainy but damaged troublemaker, and with the school's head cook, a woman who just lost a son in the Vietnam War. Director: Alexander Payne Cast: Paul Giamatti, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Dominic Sessa Paul Giamatti is an American actor. His accolades include a Primetime Emmy Award and three Golden Globes, as well as nominations for two Academy Awards and a British Academy Film Award.
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Films, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, The Holdovers (2023) with&nbsp;Paul Giamatti

Film | The Hours (2002) with Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman


The Hours is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition. Director: Stephen Daldry Cast: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman Meryl Streep is an American actress. Often described as "the best actress of her generation," Streep is known for her versatility and accent adaptability. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career spanning over four decades, including a record 21 Academy Award nominations, winning three, and a record 33 Golden Globe Award nominations, winning eight. Julianne Moore is an American actress. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women in independent films, as well as for her roles in blockbusters. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Emmy Awards. Nicole Kidman is an American and Australian actress and producer. Known for her work across various film and television productions from several genres, she has consistently ranked among the world's highest-paid actresses. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and six Golden Globe Awards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, The Hours (2002) with Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman

Discussion | A Conversation with the Bestselling Author Elliot Ackerman


Elliot Ackerman is the bestselling author of the novels Halcyon, 2034, Red Dress In Black and White, Waiting for Eden, Dark at the Crossing, and Green on Blue, as well as the memoir The Fifth Act: America's End in Afghanistan, and Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning. His books have been nominated for the National Book Award, the Andrew Carnegie Medal in both fiction and nonfiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Discussions, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, A Conversation with the Bestselling Author Elliot Ackerman

City Walk | A Sense of Permanence: An Architectural Walking Tour


In conjunction with the exhibition Sites of Impermanence, Richard Gluckman leads an architectural walking tour of his Chelsea projects that transformed 19th and early-twentieth century warehouses and industrial buildings into some of the most iconic "white cube" galleries, helping to define a typology that continues to have global influence on the art world today. The 1987 renovation and conversion of a Chelsea warehouse at 548 West 22nd Street--into a 40,000-square-foot, four-story exhibition facility for the Dia Center for the Arts--became a model for exhibition facilities of this type. Guided by a sensitive and thoughtful approach to adaptive reuse, Gluckman created spaces and structures that emphasized the sympathetic presentation of contemporary art: column-free interiors and diffused natural light that preserved details from a building's industrial past, like exposed ceilings that celebrated the original structures. This rigorous design approach soon drew others to a then-desolate Chelsea neighborhood, including Paula Cooper Gallery, Mary Boone Gallery, and Gagosian, to solidify the neighborhood as the center of activity for the global art world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
City Walks, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, A Sense of Permanence: An Architectural Walking Tour

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
Free
Concerts, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Chamber Music on the Water

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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Plays, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Emotional Drama

Jazz | Jazz Ensembles


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Concerts, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Jazz Ensembles

Play | The World's Most Boring Murder: A Farcical Murder Mystery


A farcical murder mystery that draws from Commedia and Brazilian Clown traditions. In this playful comedy, an inexperienced police inspector needs to solve his small town’s very first crime, which happens to be a violent murder. Along with two less than capable assistants, they will have to investigate a dozen of the towns' most colorful characters to find out who the killer is, before they become a serial killer. Written by Fernado Segall. A student production.
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Plays, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, The World's Most Boring Murder: A Farcical Murder Mystery

Jazz | Now's the Time for Jazz Diplomacy


Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam is proud to present the Ari Roland Quartet with Ari Roland, bass, Zaid Nasser, saxophone, Chris Byars, saxophone, and Keith Balla, drums. Ari Roland is a born and raised New Yorker, Juilliard alumni, who was mentored by legends such as Lou Donaldson, Barry Harris and Betty Carter. He has traveled around the world to Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, on 150 tours, spreading his message of unity through jazz music. He presents his program, "Now's the Time for Jazz Diplomacy." Ari Roland Quartet Ari Roland, bass Chris Byars, saxophone Zaid Nasser, saxophone Keith Balla, drums
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Now's the Time for Jazz Diplomacy

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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Jazz | Jazz Ensembles


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Concerts, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Jazz Ensembles

Jazz | Influential Jazz Artist from Argentina


Argentinean-born artist Sol Liebeskind started her musical journey in 2009. She remains one of the most influential artists in the Jazz/ Soul scene in Buenos Aires and has participated multiple times in the Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival (2011, 2014, 2015). In 2015, she moved to New York City where she recorded her latest album and has performed at prestigious venues such as: Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Bowl, National Sawdust, Trinity Hip Hop Festival, Arthur's Tavern to name a few.
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Influential Jazz Artist from Argentina

Concert | Opera Arias and Broadway Songs by Puccini, Verdi, Gershwin, and More


The Opera Collective NYC, featuring Alexis Cregger, Soprano; Rachel Hippert, Soprano; Anna Viemeister, Mezzo; Jose Heredia, Tenor; Jonathan Green, Baritone; and Jeremy Griffin, Baritone, perform works by Puccini, Verdi, Massanet, Porter, Gershwin and more!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Opera Arias and Broadway Songs by Puccini, Verdi, Gershwin, and More

Classical Music | Chamber Choir


MSM Chamber Choir; Malcolm J. Merriweather, Director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Chamber Choir

Play | Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest: A "Trivial Comedy for Serious People"


Two upper class aristocrats fake identities in pursuit of love, or something like it, resulting in misadventure, misbehavior, and the most mild-mannered smackdowns. A student production.
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7:30 pm
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Plays, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest: A "Trivial Comedy for Serious People"

Play | Hermione: Shakespeare-Inspired Comedy


Revenge, absolution, and racism are all front and center in this Shakespeare-inspired comedy that combines and reimagines the Bard’s The Winter’s Tale and Othello. The story follows Emilia, a woman seeking vengeance on her husband, the King of Sicilia, after he falsely accuses her of adultery and sentences her to death. In her quest for retribution, she joins forces with a man named Iago, who has a revenge scheme of his own Written by Oded Gross. A student production.
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Plays, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, A Play About a Famous Artist
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Plays, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Emotional Drama
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Performances, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Comedy: "Powerhouse Performance"
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Comedy Clubs, April 20, 2024, 04/20/2024, Stand up 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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