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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 27, 2024?

31 free events take place on Saturday, April 27 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 27 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 27, 2024

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Birdwatching | Birding Tour


A walk through birding hotspots in the park, led by Field Staff. Learn and build a birding community! Open to birders of all ages and experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Birding Tour

Conference | Language: What Is It Good For?


Successful communication can result in human flourishing and cooperation, while  misunderstanding proliferates suffering. Words do not have stable, precise definitions, but “have those meanings which we have given them,” as Wittgenstein notes—new with each interpretational circumstance. Subjective and cultural forces shape the way we interpret signs, which makes our daily connection through language profound. Yet the human capacity to animate signs, by imbuing sound (and movement) with sense, remains beyond scientific understanding. Language is both one of the most fundamental elements of the human experience and one of the least understood, illustrating the need for a creative reexamination of the human language faculty.  This interdisciplinary conference will share innovative thoughts about language use and linguistic communication. This one-day conference is inspired by the twin observations that opportunities designed specifically to initiate cross-disciplinary collaborations are rare, and that graduate students are ideally poised to take advantage of such opportunities to generate influential new insights and frameworks. The conference will feature talks and poster presentations in the morning and early afternoon. In the late afternoon, speakers will participate in identifying persistent questions and themes emerging from the presentations, as well as potentials for targeted collaborations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Language: What Is It Good For?

Conference | (Anti-)Colonialisms and its Afterlives: Renewing and Rethinking the Debate


According to some scholars, the various traditions of criticizing colonial modernity in the human sciences (rather than literary criticism)—postcolonial, decolonial, settler colonial, and anti-imperial, are now spent. Some disagree. Certain approaches and themes associated with these fields, to be sure, have been rendered anachronistic by ongoing socio-political transformations that have taken place within and across the countries of the peripheral fringe and the metropolitan core (including neoliberal globalization, mass migration, the proliferation of ethno-racial enclaves and camps for stateless peoples, the spread of populism) have blurred the boundaries between them; others have been ossified by intra-disciplinary academic debates and still others by ideologically monistic perspectives.  Without ignoring or belittling the criticisms that have been leveled against these counter-colonial traditions by critics and sympathizers alike, this conference seeks to rethink and renew them by having them engage with and transform each other’s understanding of the current and untimely aspects of the receding present.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, (Anti-)Colonialisms and its Afterlives: Renewing and Rethinking the Debate

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 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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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10:00 am
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Festivals, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Black Comic Book Festival

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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10:00 am
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Fairs, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, 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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Fairs, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Street Fair

Birdwatching | Accessible Birding


The park is a picturesque green space, with promenades, lawns, and peaceful sitting areas. Located right on the coast of the East River, this park offers beautiful sights and sounds of waterbirds. Warblers, sparrows, raptors, and more also use this park as a stopover during migration. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Birdwatchings, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, 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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Workshops, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


Learn and practice this Chinese martial art
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Tai Chi in the Park

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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12:00 pm
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Park Walks, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, 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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12:45 pm
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Tours, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Guided Island Tour

Film | For Heaven's Sake (1926): Silent Comedy with Live Musical Accompaniment


One of the great silent comedies, For Heaven's Sake stars Harold Lloyd as a wealthy playboy who unintentionally funds a mission and falls for the preacher's daughter. The film ends with a madcap chase in which Harold struggles to get to his wedding on time. The screening will feature live piano accompaniment from Ben Model. Director: Sam Taylor 58 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Films, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, For Heaven's Sake (1926): Silent Comedy with Live Musical Accompaniment

Dance Lesson | Around the Way Gurl: The Block Party


Artist Cheri L. Stokes engages autoethnography and personal narrative to inspire movement and text. Her new work-in-progress, “Around the Way Gurl” explores the intersections of gender, intergenerational movement aesthetics, innate movement patterns, generational and community values, and Hip-Hop culture influence the artist's identity and the women from Bed-Stuy in the 1980s and 90s. “The Block Party” serves as a means of research in the development of Cheri’s work, “Around the Way Gurl.” For The Block Party, Cheri will lead audiences in a multigenerational community dance workshop. Like the block parties of the 80s and 90s, participants can expect dance, music and fellowship in a casual but upbeat atmosphere. Take a trip down memory lane, wear your best styles from the decades, and come ready to move and have a good time. ALL generations and families are welcome. No dance experience needed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Around the Way Gurl: The Block Party

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 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Cyrano (2021) with&nbsp;Peter Dinklage

Screening | The Automat (2021): Documentary Screening and Q&A


The Automat is a documentary that tells the 100-year story of the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart, the inspiration for Starbucks, where generations of Americans ate and drank coffee together at communal tables. (Not Rated, 79 mins) After the screening, there will be a Q&A session with the Director/Producer of The Automat, Lisa Hurwitz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Screenings, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, The Automat (2021): Documentary Screening and Q&A

Classical Music | Young Opera Performers


The Marshall Opera Oral History Project's mission is to collect, preserve, and disseminate the stories of seasoned and distinguished living composers as well as introduce these composers to a new generation of performers. For this program, ten young artists interviewed ten participating composers, and the young artists will perform a selection from an opera. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Young Opera Performers

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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2:45 pm
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Tours, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Guided Island Tour

Concert | Music from Harlem Renaissance Composers


Featuring the Harlem Chamber Players who will be performing music from Harlem Renaissance composers. This is an American Dreams pop-up concert. Bring some chairs or a picnic blanket as this concert will be outdoors. Please note that this concert does not include museum entry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Music from Harlem Renaissance Composers

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 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Ivera: Meditations from a Coma

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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Concerts, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue (In Person AND Online)

Concert | Musical Storytelling Across the Continents


Raised in Senegal, France, and the United States, LMNE developed a rare perspective on what life’s journey entails in different parts of the world. He also developed a rare set of musical ears, privy to the most magical sounds of each continent. LMNE’s first instrument was his voice, but it wasn’t long before the piano and guitar followed. He doesn’t classify himself as a singer but more so a storyteller, using his music to share poignant moments, feelings, and experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Musical Storytelling Across the Continents
7:30 pm
Regular: $34
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Concerts, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Acclaimed Orchestra Performs at a Major NYC Hall
7:30 pm
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Concerts, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Grammy Nominated Vocal Ensemble

Jazz | Legendary Jazz Saxophonist


An incredible evening of jazz music. Experience the legendary Bob Mintzer performing alongside the talented ensembles from the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program. Get ready for a night filled with soulful melodies and unforgettable performances. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to witness jazz greatness live on stage! Bob Mintzer is a New York-born saxophonist, woodwind specialist, composer/arranger, and educator. He formed a connection to music at a very early age, primarily through playing piano by ear, and later moving on to guitar, clarinet, drums, and eventually saxophone. Bob attended the Hartt School of music and the Manhattan School of Music, where he was a longtime faculty member. After school, Bob joined the Tito Puente Orchestra and toured with Eumir Deodato as well as the Buddy Rich band and the Jaco Pastorius Word of Mouth band.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Legendary Jazz Saxophonist

Jazz | Multi-Grammy Nominated Jazz Musician


Multi-instrumentalist Bob Mintzer live in concert with ensembles from Columbia University's Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program. Bob Mintzer is a New York-born saxophonist, woodwind specialist, composer/arranger, and educator. He formed a connection to music at a very early age, primarily through playing piano by ear, and later moving on to guitar, clarinet, drums, and eventually saxophone. In 1983 Bob started his big band in NYC. The band performed in clubs around the city and recorded a number of albums, which led to 4 Grammy nominations including one win. In 1990 Bob joined the Yellowjackets in Los Angeles to record a project for the GRP label called Greenhouse. This encounter started a 30 year relationship that continues to this day. The band has recorded some 16 projects in this time period with 12 Grammy nominations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Multi-Grammy Nominated Jazz Musician

Performance | Myths: The People Who Carry The Sky


An interactive, multidisciplinary, one-night event celebrating descendants from Haiti, telling a new story of their beloved country. The evening’s event is curated by National Black Theatre’s Artist-in-Residence Fedna Jacquet and is presented by NBT’s Alternative Learning and Social Impact department, with original commissions and contributions from France-Luce Benson, Julio Jean, Qween Jean, Val Jeanty, Lenelle Moïse, Dominique Morisseau and Atibon Nazaire. These newly commissioned works traverse music, poetry, dance, and fashion using Haitian mythology and folklore. The show untangles Haiti's story from the Western gaze and uplifts a new narrative that centers on its people's liberation. Celebrate the resilient spirit of Haitian artists, people, and culture. It is time to embrace a new narrative shaped by the perceptions of its people, guiding us to understand and demystify Haiti's rich heritage at this critical moment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Myths: The People Who Carry The Sky
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Concerts, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Romantic Opera Masterpiece

Play | Koi-Coy: A Surreal Los Angeles


Em returns home wearing an eyepatch to find her stepsister has joined a cult. Wylie’s been skinning wild animals in the California high desert, and a mysterious figure is on the loose again. In a surreal version of Los Angeles in late spring, a group of young people are forced to contend with their inability to tell the truth while embracing their nostalgic obsession with the LA literary arts scene of the 90s. Written by by Lillian Mottern. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Koi-Coy: A Surreal Los Angeles

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 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Mudpit: A Devised Dance-Theatre Piece
10:30 pm
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Comedy Clubs, April 27, 2024, 04/27/2024, Stand up Comedy
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Classical Music | Choral Work by Haydn and More at a Landmark Venue

Regular Price: $59
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Play | A Play About a Famous Artist

Regular Price: $35
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