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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 24, 2024?

30 free events take place on Wednesday, April 24 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 24 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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30 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

All events are free unless otherwise noted.
        

Workshop | Boot Camp Workout


An early-morning core body Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Boot Camp Workout

Discussion | Curatorial Roundtable (online)


A talk with Defne Ayas on how to navigate the times and contexts we operate in. Drawing from several case studies across the globe, Ayas will reflect on her practice with a focus on artists and curators as ultimate collaborators for the (co-)creation of possible future vectors of politics, institutions and their representation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Curatorial Roundtable (online)

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 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Workshop | Ribbon Dancing


Combine cardio with artistry as you wave long ribbons in the air to create rainbows, waterfalls, dragons and ocean waves. Ribbon Dancing is as visually stunning as it is fun and easy to learn. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Ribbons will be available to borrow, but participants may also bring their own.
   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 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Tour of New York City Hall

Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Book Discussion | The New Minority: People Without a Migration Background in the Superdiverse City (online)


After more than forty years of discussion, research and policies aimed at migrants, their children and their grandchildren, it is high time for a book focusing on a group that has been overlooked in the integration debate: people without a migration background. In many major European cities, this group has become a numerical minority. How do they experience today’s superdiverse cities? With author Maurice Crul.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, The New Minority: People Without a Migration Background in the Superdiverse City&nbsp;(online)

Discussion | A Talk About Alexei Ratmansky -- One of the Most Important Ballet Choreographers Working Today


Alexei Ratmansky, former director of the Bolshoi, recently choreographer in residence at American Ballet Theatre, and current choreographer in residence at New York City Ballet, is one of the most important ballet choreographers working today. In her recent book The Boy from Kyiv, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Marina Harss traces his trajectory from his early days in Kyiv to his peripatetic dancing career, through his international breakthrough with The Bright Stream to the present. Harss will discuss and show video footage from Ratmansky's days as a dancer in Ukraine, Canada, Denmark, and Russia, as well as footage of some of his first works for the stage. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Discussions, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, A Talk About Alexei Ratmansky -- One of the Most Important Ballet Choreographers Working Today

Workshop | Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School of Music, the chorus is open to all who love to sing. Learn contemporary and classic songs and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Adult Chorus

Talk | TrUDL: A Path to Anti-Racist, Anti-Ableist Inclusion (online)


Speaker María Cioè-Peña (Penn Graduate School of Education) is a bilingual/biliterate education researcher and educator who examines the intersections of disability, language, school–parent partnerships, and education policy. Taking a sociolinguistic approach and stance, she pushes and reimagines the boundaries of inclusive spaces for minoritized children.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, TrUDL: A Path to Anti-Racist, Anti-Ableist Inclusion (online)

Classical Music | Vocal and Orchestral Works by J.S. Bach (In Person AND Online)


The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein, conductor. All J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Program Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe, BWV 156 Sehet, wir geh'n hinauf gen Jerusalem, BWV 159
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Vocal and Orchestral Works by J.S. Bach (In Person AND Online)

Film | Cyrano (2021) with Peter Dinklage


Cyrano de Bergerac dazzles everyone with his ferocious wordplay and brilliant swordplay. However, he's convinced his appearance renders him unworthy of the affections of the luminous Roxanne, a devoted friend who's in love with someone else. Director: Joe Wright Cast: Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ben Mendelsohn Peter Dinklage is an American actor best known for portraying Tyrion Lannister on the HBO television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019), for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series a record four times. He also received a Golden Globe Award in 2011 and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2020 for the role.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Cyrano (2021) with&nbsp;Peter Dinklage

Gallery Talk | Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946-1962: Exhibition Walkthrough


With JaBrea Patterson-West, Graduate Curatorial Assistant
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946-1962: Exhibition Walkthrough

Book Discussion | Jamie Wyeth: Unsettled


A major monograph of the American realist artist, descendant of one of America’s most revered artistic families, and painter of dark and uneasy subjects. This book traces a persistent vein of intriguing, often disconcerting, imagery over the career of renowned artist Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946), famous for his hyperrealist paintings of farm animals and Maine lighthouses. The focus in this volume is on the chilling thread that runs through his work, present but not overwhelming, and ever-evolving with his style and subjects. Whether he is introducing curious characters or surveying strange landscapes, Wyeth is at home with uneasy subjects and a master of the unsettled mood.
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Book Discussion | Life Underground: Encounters with People Below the Streets of New York


Beneath the surface of Manhattan’s Riverside Park run railroad tunnels, disused for decades, where over the years unhoused people have taken shelter. The sociologist Terry Williams ventured into the tunnel residents’ world, seeking to understand life on the margins and out of sight. He visited the tunnels between West Seventy- Second and West Ninety-Sixth Streets hundreds of times from 1991 to 1996, when authorities cleared them out to make way for Amtrak passenger service, and again between 2000 and 2020. Williams' lastest book charts a dispossessed space of New York City. The story he tells is not only about the specific people living in this  underground but about those living a shelterless life in the city. Every person underground is linked within a web of overlapping social worlds, above and below the ground. By delineating these social networks, Life Underground, through distinctive ethnographic eye and deep empathy, Williams provides an understanding of what life under below the surface entails.
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Book Discussion | The Sociology of Literature: The World Surrounding the Words


Gisèle Sapiro, the leading theorist of the sociology of literature, will present her book on the history, methods, and potential futures of this growing field of study, which finds its origins in the French Enlightenment, and its most salient expression as a sociological pursuit in the work of Pierre Bourdieu. Sapiro refutes the common criticism that the sociology of literature does not take the text to be the central object of study. Sapiro describes methods for analyzing the roles and behaviors of agents and institutions (publishing houses, prize committees, etc.) in the circulation and reception of texts. The book emphasizes the rich interdisciplinary nature of the approach, which draws on literary history, sociology, postcolonial studies, book history, gender studies, and media studies, while also defending the sociology of literature as a discipline in its own right.
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Book Discussions, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, The Sociology of Literature: The World Surrounding the Words

Discussion | Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Margo Jefferson in Conversation


An evening with celebrated author, Margo Jefferson, as she sits down with Honor Moore to discuss her work. Jefferson's unique work fuses cultural criticism and memoir. She will be reading from and talking about her most recent book, Constructing a Nervous System. Jefferson is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, the National Book Critics Circle Award for her memoir Negroland, and most recently the Wyndam Campbell Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Margo Jefferson in Conversation

Discussion | Tall Timber: Bicoastal Beginnings and Where are We Now? (in-person and online)


The program features architects Thomas Robinson of Portland, Oregon-based LEVER Architecture and Chris Sharples of SHoP in New York City to discuss their first Mass Timber high-rise designs and to link those beginnings to their current work. In 2015, Robinson and SHoP were the co-winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, a government-sponsored competition directed at stimulating innovation in high-rise applications in Mass Timber construction. While neither Framework – LEVER’s proposal for a 12-story, mixed-use building – nor 475 W. 18 St., SHoP’s design for a 10-story Manhattan apartment building near the High Line, were ultimately built, the projects advanced the goals of establishing fire, seismic, and other testing to apply to later projects. Over the past decade, LEVER and SHoP have continued to explore Mass Timber. On the West Coast, LEVER is completing several large-scale commissions, including the Adidas Headquarters Expansion in Portland, Oregon, and a creative office complex in L.A., 843 N Spring Street, as well as the addition to the Portland (Maine) Museum of Art. SHoP’s portfolio in wood includes two tech headquarters across continents, the new headquarters for YouTube in San Bruno, California and the award-winning Atlassian Central in Sydney, Australia. A 42-story Mass Timber, steel, and concrete tower, Atlassian Central will become the world’s tallest hybrid Mass Timber building upon completion in 2027.
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Discussions, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Tall Timber: Bicoastal Beginnings and Where are We Now? (in-person and online)

Discussion | Translationship: Examining the Creative Process Between Authors & Translators (In Person AND Online!)


Relationships between authors and their translators are each unique in their own way, moving across time and over many miles in a special conversation that invokes a sharing of feeling and culture. As our global connectivity expands, translated works are becoming highly sought after by both independent and mainstream publishers in many countries, and even more so in places where censorship and restrictions on speech and expression exist. Please join Annelise Finegan, Director of Graduate Studies in Translation and Interpreting at NYU; Antonina W. Bouis, award-winning translator and cultural strategy advisor; and Ernesto Mestre-Reed, Guggenheim Fiction Fellow in conversation with Karen Phillips, the Executive Director of Words Without Borders, as they discuss their creative process and how translation promotes greater cultural awareness and representation.
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Discussions, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Translationship: Examining the Creative Process Between Authors & Translators (In Person AND Online!)

Book Discussion | The Rebel's Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon


Author Adam Shatz is the US editor of The London Review of Books and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and other publications.
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Book Discussions, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, The Rebel's Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon

Book Discussion | 2 New Books on Biology


Two brilliant writers have a conversation on scientific history and the origins of life. Janina Wellmann's Biological Motion: A History of Life is a captivating exploration of the changing definitions of life in biology, studying the foundational relationship between motion and life. To answer the question "what is life?", prize-winning historian of science Janina Wellmann engages in a transdisciplinary investigation of motion as the most profound definition of living existence. Caroline Arni's Of Human Born: Fetal Lives, 1800-1950 is a new history of the concept of fetal life in the human sciences. At a time when the becoming of a human being in a woman's body has, once again, become a fraught issue--from abortion debates and surrogacy controversies to prenatal diagnoses and assessments of fetal risk--Of Human Born presents the largely unknown history of how the human sciences came to imagine the unborn in terms of "life before birth."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, 2 New Books on Biology

Screening | Searching for Augusta Savage: PBS Documentary on Harlem Renaissance Figure


A new documentary about the acclaimed Harlem Renaissance sculptor. Following the screening, the film’s creators, Charlotte Mangin and Sandra Rattley of Audacious Women Productions, are joined by curators Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D., and Tammi Lawson for a conversation about Savage’s life and work, including why many of her works of art have been lost or destroyed and why evidence of her accomplishments appears to have been erased. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lecture | Robert Nickelsberg: Residents of Greenpoint


Since the middle of the 19th century, Greenpoint has been a migration hub of New York City. Then, in the 1970's, the neighborhood saw a big influx of Polish migrants seeking a better life in America. The immigration to Greenpoint resulted in the creation of Little Poland, with Polish shops, cultural centers, and financial institutions. Despite demographic changes, until now, Greenpoint remains a symbol of Polish immigration to the United States. Currently, there are 170,000 residents of Polish heritage engaged in all spheres of New York's daily life -- they are your neighbors, policemen physicians, or your child colleagues. The residents still living in Greenpoint were photographed by Robert Nickelsberg between 2020 and 2023. Robert Nickelsberg worked as a Time Magazine contract photographer for nearly thirty years, specializing in political and cultural change in developing countries. He was named the 2013 Winner of the Overseas Press Club's Olivier Rebbot Award. His photographs have been exhibited in various cities around the USA and the world. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performance | A Jazz Conversation Reimagined


Harmony Holiday, Ben Ratliff, Raoul Roach, and Melanie Charles in a reimagining of the groundbreaking 1964 panel discussion in Playboy Magazine, "The Playboy Panel: Jazz--Today and Tomorrow," in its then annual "Jazz and Hi-Fi Issue." The roundtable brought together Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, George Russell, Ralph Gleason, Stan Kenton, and other significant contributors to the tradition of jazz to reflect on the future of the genre at that moment, asking questions like, "How does an expanding and ever more technically proficient musician pool grapple with unfavorable economics and insufficient exposure?" and "Does the term "jazz" even apply to the many styles that it is used to describe?"
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Concerts, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Singing Show with a Special Guest

Discussion | Six Futures of Russia—Why We Need History (In Person AND Online!)


Several weeks after Vladimir Putin turned 71, the Russian Federation president announced his intention to stand for a fifth term in elections that took place in March of this year. Putin’s predetermined victory will keep him in office until 2030, when he will be 78. But “self-styled tsars,” as historian Stephen Kotkin writes, face an acute succession crisis. Unable to rely on heirs through blood and compelled to simulate elections, Putin’s personalistic autocracy and, more broadly, Russia, face serious questions about the future. Stephen Kotkin examines the uncertain times ahead, and the ways in which our understandings of the past can help us see potential paths forward. The program will open with a short talk by Bogdan Horbal, the curator for Slavic and East European collections.
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Discussions, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Six Futures of Russia&mdash;Why We Need History&nbsp;(In Person AND Online!)

Classical Music | Piano Showcase


Anthony de Mare, Director.
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Discussion | Speaking Soundly: An Interview with Met Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato


This program spotlights Speaking Soundly, a weekly podcast that's your ticket to back-stage discussions with world-renowned musicians. The show offers candid and compelling conversations with today's top performers as they speak about their creative process and lives as artists. Your host, Metropolitan Opera Principal Trumpet David Krauss, leads a live interview with American mezzo-soprano and three-time Grammy Award winner Joyce DiDonato. Over her nearly 30 year career, DiDonato has performed with most of the world's leading opera companies and orchestras, most recently at The Metropolitan Opera in the role of Virginia Woolf for their smash-hit The Hours.
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Discussions, April 24, 2024, 04/24/2024, Speaking Soundly: An Interview with Met Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato
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