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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on April 30, 2024?

31 free events take place on Tuesday, April 30 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 30 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 Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


Practice this traditional system of health and self-defense. Derived from the philosphy of Taoism, Tai Chi was designed to develop the optimum degree of harmony between body and mind, as well as between the individual and the natural order of the universe. Classes are led by teachers and students who train nearby at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Tai Chi in the Park

Birdwatching | Morning 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 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Morning Birding Tour

Workshop | Spring Yoga


A yoga instructor leads a morning practice. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Spring Yoga

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 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Adult Zumba

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 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, 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 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Master Class | Horn and Trumpet Master Class


Horn and Trumpet Master Class with Jennifer Montone.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Horn and Trumpet Master Class

Classical Music | Works by Richard Strauss and More for Voice and Piano


Bugs Kelley, baritone; and Emily White, piano, perform works by Fauré (1845-1924), Henri Duparc (1848-1933), Clara Schumann (1819-1896), Richard Strauss (1864-1949), John Adams (b. 1947), and Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Works by&nbsp;Richard Strauss and More for Voice and Piano

Film | Date Night (2010) with Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Common, and Mark Wahlberg


Worried that the spark has gone from their marriage, Phil and Claire Foster plan a romantic night out at a hip Manhattan eatery. When they arrive, however, the restaurant is heaving, and, without a reservation, Phil impulsively claims they are absent diners the Tripplehorns. The ploy seems to have worked, until two heavies interrupt their meal demanding the return of a stolen flash drive. Director: Shawn Levy Cast: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Taraji P. Henson, Common, Mark Wahlberg Steven Carell is an American actor and comedian. He played Michael Scott in the sitcom The Office (2005–2011, 2013), in which he also worked at several points as a producer, executive producer, writer, and director. Carell has received numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award for The Office. He was recognized as "America's Funniest Man" by Life. Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. Fey was a cast member and head writer for the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1997 to 2006. After her departure from SNL, she created the NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2006-2013, 2020) and the Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015-2020), the former of which she also starred in. Fey is also known for her work in film, including Mean Girls (2004), Baby Mama (2008), Date Night (2010), and more. Lonnie Rashid Lynn, known by his stage name Common, is an American rapper and actor. He is the recipient of three Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Mark Wahlberg is an American actor. His work as a leading man spans the comedy, drama, and action genres. He has received multiple accolades, including a BAFTA Award, and nominations for two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, nine Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Date Night (2010) with&nbsp;Steve Carell, Tina Fey,&nbsp;Common, and Mark Wahlberg

Talk | Artist Talk: A Cosmology of Inclusions (online)


Mixed-media artist Jaz Graf explores how materials collide and synthesize to convey embodied and metaphorical stories. Her love of inclusions in the papermaking process has been essential in the development of her ongoing personal mythology. Graf plays with materials and their inherent and potential meanings. She considers Thai mulberry as plantcestor, offering remedy, rumination, and reverence. Graf will talk about a new body of work created at Dieu Donné’s paper studios during her West Bay View Foundation Fellowship in 2022-23. She delves into her iterative projects inspired by textiles, ancient manuscripts, and design motifs of her cultural heritage.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Artist Talk: A Cosmology of Inclusions (online)

Classical Music | Organ Works (In Person AND Online)


John Walthausen, organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Organ Works (In Person AND Online)

Film | Chinatown (1974) Directed by Roman Polanski, Starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway


When Los Angeles private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband's activities, he believes it's a routine infidelity case. Jake's investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray and realizes he was hired by an imposter. Mr. Mulwray's sudden death sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit and sinister family secrets as Evelyn's father becomes a suspect in the case. Director: Roman Polanski Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez, Burt Young, John Huston Roman Polanski is a French and Polish film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, two British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and more. In 1977, Polanski was arrested, and he remains a fugitive from the U.S. justice system. Jack Nicholson is an American retired actor and filmmaker. Nicholson is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. Throughout his five-decade career he received numerous accolades, including three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Film Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, and a Grammy Award. He also received the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award in 1994 and the Kennedy Center Honor in 2001. Faye Dunaway is an American actress. She is the recipient of many accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and a BAFTA Award.
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Films, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Chinatown (1974) Directed by&nbsp;Roman Polanski, Starring&nbsp;Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway

Poetry Reading | The God of Freedom: Ukrainian Poetry (in-person and online)


Yuliya Musakovska celebrates the upcoming release of her poetry collection in English translation from Arrowsmith Press. The event will feature a reading in both Ukrainian and English and a talk about the wartime reality of Ukraine under the Russian invasion and the role of cultural activism in the Ukrainian resistance. Yuliya and Olena will also speak about their translation process.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, The God of Freedom: Ukrainian Poetry (in-person and online)

Film | Next Goal Wins (2023) Directed by Taika Waititi


Due to a change in his employment status, Dutch-American football coach Thomas Rongen was forced to undertake a coaching role he had difficulty accepting. He flew to American Samoa to coach their national football team to become eligible for the 2001 FIFA World Cup. The main challenge, though, is that the team is touted as one of the weakest in the world. Based on the 2014 documentary with the same title, this sports comedy-drama features the real-life travails of Thomas Rongen. Director: Taika Waititi Cast: Michael Fassbender, Oscar Kightley, Kaimana, Rachel House, David Fane Taika Waititi is a New Zealand filmmaker, actor and comedian. He is known for directing quirky comedy films and has expanded his career as a voice actor and producer on numerous projects. He has received numerous accolades including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Grammy Award, as well as two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2022.
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Films, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Next Goal Wins (2023) Directed by&nbsp;Taika Waititi

Dance Performance | Die No Die: Dance in the Park


Matty Davis is an artist and choreographer engaged in collaborative explorations of risk, trust, responsibility, and empathy. His work predominantly manifests in performance and dance. Davis foregrounds the body as a means to enliven tensions inherent in our being—between fragility and strength, the individual and the collective, and life and death. His performances are characterized by their intense physicality and inventive choreography, often orchestrated to be directly responsive to and engaged with his audience. Die No Die is a site-responsive work undertaken by Davis and five collaborators—Nile Harris, Chloé Cooper Jones, Anna Thompson, Taylor Knight, and Bryan Saner. The performers and the audience traverse the park together. Each performer navigates the work’s choreographic structure in four parts: ‘The Critical Gesture of Arrival,’ ‘The Gem,’ ‘Send the Heart Deeper,’ and ‘Oppositional States.’ This happens one performer at a time, in linear succession, at six pre-determined stops along the High Line. Each performer signals to the next through the felt beat of their hearts—the heart signifying a baton in the relay of life—and in the forward motion of performance itself.
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Dance Performances, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Die No Die: Dance in the Park

Talk | Stargazing in the Park


A walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association to see rare celestial sights. No experience is necessary and telescopes will be provided between sunset and park closure.
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Discussion | Living In Music: A Discussion, Wisdom Worth Sharing from Music Makers


Embark on an illuminating exploration into the heart of the music industry with Living In Music: A Discussion, Wisdom Worth Sharing. This panel, comprised of esteemed luminaries Monika Ryan, John Doelp, Mia Moravis, Rene Hart, Denise Barbarita, and Jeff Lipton, promises an enriching discourse on their extensive expertise and profound insights. Experts from all sides of the music business come together to share and inspire, each member bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table. Whether you're a burgeoning artist embarking on a career in music or a seasoned pro, seize the opportunity to engage with these industry leaders and delve into the inner workings of the music world.
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Discussions, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Living In Music: A Discussion, Wisdom Worth Sharing from Music Makers

Book Discussion | How to Make Your Mother Cry: Searching for Home


Linked genre-queer short stories by Sejal Shah braided with images and ephemera explore the experiences of growing up and living as a diasporic Gujarati woman searching for home.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, How to Make Your Mother Cry: Searching for Home

Book Discussion | Miss Morgan’s Book Brigade: Time-Spanning Drama


Based on the extraordinary little-known history of the women who received the Croix de Guerre medal for courage under fire, Janet Skeslien Charles's book is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit, the power of literature, and ultimately the courage it takes to make a change.
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Book Discussion | Roger A. Deakins: Byways


Portraits and landscapes from the cinematographer Roger A. Deakins famed for his work with Sam Mendes and the Coen brothers.  
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Workshop | Play bridge in a stress-free environment


One of the most popular card games of the last century, bridge is still enjoyed by professional and amateur players alike today - and now you can stop by and enjoy it too! Bring your bridge partner, or you will be matched up with someone to play as a pair. There will be instructions and the chance to observe players, making this a perfect event for beginners looking to learn how to play bridge.
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Talk | The Phenomenology of Surprise (online)


What differentiates surprise from the weird, the interesting or the startling? Artist Jeanette Andrews’ unique practice as a magician and artist have afforded her unique insights into this topic which inspired her installation and performance work “Taken by Artificial Surprise” and recent talk on this topic for the British Society of Aesthetics.
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Discussion | What Makes a Cultural Landmark? Perspectives from Mexico


Leading experts explore cultural heritage sites in Mexico, including the region of Oaxaca and the unique relationship between its local communities, their daily lived traditions, and natural landscapes. Learn how the new galleries will foreground the significant role that landscape plays in Mesoamerican art.
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Discussions, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, What Makes a Cultural Landmark? Perspectives from Mexico

Lecture | Racialized Geographies in México: Violence, Disappearance and Militarization in Indigenous Territories


In the presentation, speaker Rosalba Aida Hernandez Castillo will reflect on the impact of the “war on drugs” on the bodies and territories of the indigenous peoples of Mexico. Taking as an analytical window the life histories of women victims of sexual violence in militarized and paramilitarized regions, and the experience of relatives of disappeared persons, this presentation will establish connections between occupation through the violation and control of indigenous women’s bodies, the disappearance of racialized youth and the occupation of their territories and dispossession of their natural resources. These processes take place simultaneously and respond to the neocolonial logic of capitalism, within which gender and race inequalities are essential for their reproduction.  
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Lectures, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Racialized Geographies in M&eacute;xico: Violence, Disappearance and Militarization in Indigenous Territories

Discussion | Adventures in Italian Opera with TV Chef Lidia Bastianich (in-person and online)


The seventh and final Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features food diva Lidia Bastianich, Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and a great lover of Italian opera.
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Discussions, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Adventures in Italian Opera with TV Chef Lidia Bastianich (in-person and online)

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. Ages Adult 18+
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Shakespeare Was a Woman & Other Heresies by Elizabeth Winkler in Conversation with Academy Award Winner


Presenting her book, Shakespeare Was a Woman and Other Heresies, Elizabeth Winkler will explore with Academy Award-winning actor Mark Rylance the theory that Shakespeare may not have written the works that bear his name. Scholars admit that the Bard's biography is a "black hole," yet to publicly question the identity of the god of English literature is unacceptable, even (some say) "immoral." Winkler sets out to probe the origins of this literary taboo, the conflicting views, and the evidence concerning the authorship of the plays and poems traditionally credited to William Shakespeare.
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Book Discussions, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Shakespeare Was a Woman & Other Heresies by Elizabeth Winkler in Conversation with Academy Award Winner

Book Discussion | The Constitution of the War on Drugs: A New Argument


The U.S. government's decades-long "war on drugs" is increasingly recognized as a moral travesty as well as a policy failure. The criminalization of substances such as marijuana and magic mushrooms offends core tenets of liberalism, from the right to self-rule to protection of privacy to freedom of religion. It contributes to mass incarceration and racial subordination. And it costs billions of dollars per year--all without advancing public health. Yet, in hundreds upon hundreds of cases, courts have allowed the war to proceed virtually unchecked. How could a set of policies so draconian, destructive, and discriminatory escape constitutional curtailment? Author David Pozen provides an authoritative, critical constitutional history of the drug war, casting new light on both drug prohibition and U.S. constitutional development.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, The Constitution of the War on Drugs: A New Argument

Book Discussion | Reading The Iliad (In Person AND Online!)


Emily Wilson spent nearly a decade wrestling with her translation of the great Homeric epic, The Iliad, which she calls, "the most gripping and heartbreaking work of literature I know." The poem, she writes, "evokes human greatness and human vulnerability...even now, when I turn back to lines I have read hundreds of times already, I find that the raw power of the Greek still startles me." Wilson reads from her translation (and perhaps some in the original Greek as well!), and discusses the clamor of arms, the bellowing boasts, the fury, and grief that define the thrilling, magical, and emotionally complex poem.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 30, 2024, 04/30/2024, Reading The Iliad (In Person AND Online!)

Concert | Vocal Ensemble


MSM Contemporary Vocal Ensemble; Tammy Huynh, Director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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