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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 26, 2024?

26 free events take place on Friday, April 26 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 26 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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26 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, April 26, 2024

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Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Tai Chi

Lecture | China's Role in the Global Debt Landscape (online)


Delve into the composition of Chinese development finance, comparing it to the World Bank, and examine how the Global South perceives its local impact. Prof. Yan Wang will situate Chinese development finance in the global debt landscape by comparing it with World Bank loans. Dr. Ammar Malik will draw on large datasets to discuss the impact of China’s overseas development finance on the Global South at large. Mr. Mustafa Sayed will offer a local interpretation of the nature of Chinese loans to Pakistan and their role in the development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the first and flagship economic corridor in China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, China's Role in the Global Debt Landscape (online)

Conference | Digital Platform Economies – Value from Data?


A host of studies demonstrate the perils of digital platforms and automated systems: algorithmic bias, algorithmic harm, data privacy, and deep fakes. What is less clear are the myriad ways that digital platforms structure economic/financial relations and transactions in the first place. Understanding processes of data valuation is a crucial aspect of broader inquiries into the promises and perils of digital platforms. This 2-day conference showcases programmatic research on data valuation. Each session considers the question: How do platforms produce value and monetize those value forms? The sessions are designed to stimulate discussion about value forms and valuation processes through particular lenses: digital assets, Web3 tokenization, digital twins, automated optimization, and generative AI. The discussions will consider the extent to which standard concepts (rent, commodity, property, accumulation) are relevant to these cases and examine continuities and discontinuities across different modes of digital value production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Digital Platform Economies &ndash; Value from Data?

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 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Gallery Talk | Francesca Woodman: Exhibition Tour


The exhibition presents key prints from approximately 1975 through 1980. Photographing in Providence, Rhode Island; Rome; Ravenna, Italy; and New York, Woodman situated herself and others within dilapidated interiors and ancient architecture to compose her tableaux. Using objects such as chairs and plinths along with architectural elements including doorways, walls, and windows, she staged contrasts with the performative presence of the figures, presenting the body itself as sculpture. In the Self-Deceit series (1978), she photographed herself nude in a room with crumbling walls, standing, crawling, or crouching with a frameless mirror. Through compositional fragmentation and blurring, Woodman throws into question the conceit that photography offers a revelation of the self.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Francesca Woodman: Exhibition Tour

Festival | Black Comic Book Festival


The 2024 Black Comic Book Festival marks 12 years of bringing together animators, Blerds, bloggers, cosplay lovers, fans, families, illustrators, independent publishers, and writers to celebrate Black comic books and graphic novels and provides a platform to get the works directly to readers. This annual event features panel discussions, workshops, and cosplay showcases, and highlights the work of creators from across the country. The 12th annual festival from April 26-27, 2024, will include a mix of in-person and virtual events. Keep checking the Eventbrite page for updates as more events are added.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Black Comic Book Festival

Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Adult Zumba

Lecture | The Birth of a Pleasurescape: Montevideo in the 1910s-1920s


A lecture by Adrián Márquez, PhD Candidate at Stony Brook University in the Department of History.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Lectures, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, The Birth of a Pleasurescape: Montevideo in the 1910s-1920s

Master Class | Adult Community Choir


Come and experience the joy of singing! This beginner, non-auditioned group welcomes all who love to sing. You will learn healthy singing habits, warmups, and how to find your own voice as you sing with a group. The class will sing and study music of many styles and genres like jazz, Latin, soul, choral, gospel, folk, and music from around the world. Everyone is welcome; no experience necessary!  The class will culminate with a final public performance.  Classes will meet Fridays, March 1st - May 10th from 12pm-1:15pm. The final performance date is May 17th at 12pm. Registration is required, and class size is limited. Participants should plan to attend all sessions. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Adult Community Choir

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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12:00 pm
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Workshops, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

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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12:20 pm
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Concerts, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Film | Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023) with Chris Pine and Hugh Grant


A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a long lost relic, but their charming adventure goes dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Directors: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley Cast: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Rege-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Hugh Grant Chris Pine is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot film series (2009-present); Steve Trevor in the DC Extended Universe films Wonder Woman (2017) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020); Will Colson in Unstoppable (2010); Toby Howard in Hell or High Water (2016); and Edgin Darvis in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023). Hugh Grant is an English actor. He established himself early in his career as a charming and vulnerable romantic leading man, and has since transitioned into a more dramatic character actor. Among his accolades, he has received a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Honorary Cesar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023) with Chris Pine and Hugh Grant

Film | The Rum Diary (2011) with Johnny Depp


As the Eisenhower era draws to a close, journalist Paul Kemp decides he's had enough of New York and takes a job in Puerto Rico. There, he becomes obsessed with Chenault, the fiancee of a shady businessman named Sanderson, who wants to turn the pristine island into a capitalist's paradise. Recruited by Sanderson to write an article that praises an unsavory deal, Paul must decide if he will use his talents to help Sanderson, or bring him down. Director: Bruce Robinson Cast: Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins, Giovanni Ribisi Johnny Depp is an American actor and musician. He is the recipient of multiple accolades, including a Golden Globe Award as well as nominations for three Academy Awards and two BAFTA awards. His films, in which he has often played eccentric characters, have grossed over $8 billion worldwide, making him one of Hollywood's most bankable stars.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, The Rum Diary (2011) with&nbsp;Johnny Depp

Workshop | Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation


Bring your own project or choose something from a provided collection to work on during this freeform crafting workshop. The workshop will include materials for sewing, knitting, crochet, coloring, paper crafts, and puzzles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation

Play | Ivera: Meditations from a Coma


A love letter to Puerto Rican womanhood and a condemnation of medical racism. After Ivera falls into a coma due to doctors’ negligence during the birth of her first child, she grapples with not only the impending loss of herself, but the decay of everyone around her. From her hospital room, she relives her happiest moments, and comes face-to-face with her saddest ones. As the veil between worlds begins to lift, Ivera, caught somewhere in-between, soon realizes her perfect, vibrant, passionate life wasn’t as beautiful as she always thought it was. Written by Antonia Cruz-Kent. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Ivera: Meditations from a Coma

Lecture | American (Slavery) Caste, not Race


Lionel McPherson argues that the permanent, stark social disadvantage of Black America is best understood as a caste phenomenon, as in a fixed, color-conscious, social status hierarchy. Caste analysis of American color consciousness calls attention to the intergenerational nature and national specificity of the Black American situation, rooted in American inherited slavery and enforced segregation. Race analysis, by contrast, traffics in flat blackness, turning Africa-identified descendants of American slavery (capital “B” Black Americans) from a distinctive national people, neither native nor immigrant, into a vague racially “black” people. What McPherson calls “race intrigue” principally functions as a distraction—from the subjugation, exploitation, and nonrepair of the historical American “Slaves”/“black” caste—by (mis)directing focus from Black (American) equality politics to some tepid antiracism, or general anti-antiblack racism, agenda.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, American (Slavery) Caste, not Race

Screening | Global Climate Change Film Festival


The second annual Global Climate Change Film Festival and a discussion on how climate change impacts our health.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Screenings, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Global Climate Change Film Festival

Birdwatching | Evening Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season, with guided tours led by environmental educator and urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. The park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Evening Birding Tour

Book Discussion | How Do I Draw These Memories?: An Illustrated Memoir


Jonell Joshua spent her childhood shuttling back and forth between Savannah and New Jersey - living in grandparents' homes during the times her mother, struggling with mental illness, needed support to raise her and her brothers. Together the family found a way to keep going even in the darkest of times. This is an illustrated memoir about nostalgia, faith, the preciousness of life, and unconditional love.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, How Do I Draw These Memories?: An Illustrated Memoir

Classical Music | Piano Works by Chopin, Ravel, Liszt, and More


Victoria Wong, piano, performs works by Chopin (1810-1849), Szymanowski (1882-1937), Ravel (1875-1937), Ligeti (1923-2006), and Liszt (1811-1886).
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Piano Works by Chopin, Ravel, Liszt, and More

Talk | Artist Talk: Poster Cult (in-person and online)


As one of Switzerland’s foremost poster designers, Dafi Kühne produces diverse work that plays with the contrast between old production tools and modern layouts. While printed on traditional presses from the 1960s, his posters do not look like typical letterpress prints. Instead, they connect to the history of letterpress production while pushing the boundaries through modern tools of what is possible. Through the use of of analog printing presses, computers, lasercutters, and freshly cast hot-metal-type, he creates wildly creative, large-format posters. From his vast letterpress studio in the Swiss Alps, Dafi Kühne simultaneously drives poster culture and upholds the cult of the poster. In this talk, Dafi will give insight into his processes and his approach to Swiss typographic poster design.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Artist Talk: Poster Cult (in-person and online)

Concert | Microphone Masters: DJ and Rappers


Brooklyn DJ and producer J.PERIOD is renowned for his "audio-biographical" mixtape series -- featuring icons like Nas, Q-Tip, Lauryn Hill, and The Roots -- which have solidified his reputation as a top-tier producer, a trusted collaborator, and a groundbreaking musical historian. His long-running performance series J.PERIOD Live Mixtape transforms the traditional Hip-Hop stage show into a high-energy moment of record, captured live onstage in one take. For The Art of the MC, J.PERIOD premieres an original set, taking the audience on a tour through the world's most classic beats and freshest new sounds. He'll be joined by a constantly rotating lineup of rappers... including a few surprise emcees that you'll absolutely be bragging you were here for.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Microphone Masters: DJ and Rappers
7:30 pm
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Concerts, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Romantic Opera Masterpiece

Play | Ivera: Meditations from a Coma


A love letter to Puerto Rican womanhood and a condemnation of medical racism. After Ivera falls into a coma due to doctors’ negligence during the birth of her first child, she grapples with not only the impending loss of herself, but the decay of everyone around her. From her hospital room, she relives her happiest moments, and comes face-to-face with her saddest ones. As the veil between worlds begins to lift, Ivera, caught somewhere in-between, soon realizes her perfect, vibrant, passionate life wasn’t as beautiful as she always thought it was. Written by Antonia Cruz-Kent. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Ivera: Meditations from a Coma

Dance Performance | Mudpit: A Devised Dance-Theatre Piece


Mudpit is the peat bog from which we emerged, into which we will return. Decomposing, regenerating, molting – what happens in the space between the fluorescent buzz of our hypermodern world and the ancient wisdom of bugs, blood, fire, and seeds? Everything we make is part of nature, whether we like it or not. Directed & Choreographed by Celia Krefter Dramaturgy by Kate Purdum Production Design by Maya T. Weed, Celia Krefter & Kate Purdum Performed by: Zoë Benavidez Ava Blum Bonnie Cai Thaleia Dasberg Sydney Gerlach
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Mudpit: A Devised Dance-Theatre Piece
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Comedy Clubs, April 26, 2024, 04/26/2024, Stand up Comedy
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Play | A Play About a Famous Artist

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Classical Music | Choral Work by Haydn and More at a Landmark Venue

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