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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 31, 2018?

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 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! 29 free events take place on March 31 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out March 31 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 March . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

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 one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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29 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on March 31, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Authentic Myths, Fabricated Truths and The Ordering of Society
free events nyc Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage Annual Concert
free events nyc Liquid Family Dinner
free events nyc GreenThumb's 34th Annual GrowTogether Conference
free events nyc Walking Tour: 100 Years of Tompkins Square Park, 1860s to 1960s
free events nyc George Tzavellas's Antigone (1961): Greek Film of Greek Drama
free events nyc Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok (2017): Superhero Sequel
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Workshop |


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Morning Fitness

Conference |


NYC Parks GreenThumb celebrates its 40th anniversary by kicking-off the community gardening season in New York City. The day will be packed with workshops and kids’ activities. This year's GrowTogether Conference will feature a keynote address by Karen Washington – a pioneer and advocate for community gardens and food justice, a member of La Familia Verde Community Garden Coalition, and the co-founder of the Black Urban Growers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 am
$5
Conferences, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, GreenThumb's 34th Annual GrowTogether Conference

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Brexit and the election of Donald Trump are events propelled by the widespread use of misinformation, and manipulation of truths and facts. Though these events might appear novel and unprecedented, signaled by terms like “Post-Truth,” the distortion and fabrication of truths and trustworthiness to order and construct society are not a new phenomena. Fallacies, “fake news”, fabricated realities, and delusions have been historically recurrent in the ordering of society, classification of social categories, and management of behaviors, customs, and identities. Religious superstitions and dogmas prevented scientific inquiry into the nature of the universe; Darwinist theories justified racism; scientific claims about HIV being “gay-cancer”; Conspiracy theories were instrumental to legitimize violence against Jews during the Dreyfus Affair; ancient myths confirmed the historical claims of nations to territories and subsequent ethnic-cleansing; false intelligence reports legitimated the invasion of Iraq; and fraudulent credit ratings stimulated market expansion and collapse. What drives the construction of such realities? How are “regimes of truth” legitimated? Who has the social authority to establish, claim knowledge of, and distort “facts” and “truths”? And how do these falsehoods, constructions, and regimes impact our social world? Answers to these fundamental questions are not definitive, but Sociology offers multiple lenses and epistemological approaches for the critical examination and exploration of these questions. Keynote Speaker: Prof. Steve Fuller (University of Warwick) talking about sociology as a post-truth science Opening speaker: Prof. Jonathan S. Simon (UC Berkeley) who will be speaking about mass incarceration from a criminal law perspective.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 am
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Conferences, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Authentic Myths, Fabricated Truths and The Ordering of Society

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The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour

City Walk |


This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

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Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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City Walks, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Manhattan Street Art Tour

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Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour

City Walk |


Enjoy a visually informative one-hour walking tour of Tompkins Square Park with your hosts, East Village street photographer Michael Paul and Tompkins Square Library Manager Corinne Neary, through the East Village's gathering place for picnics, festivals and community events ever since it opened in 1837. In the mid 19th century the Square offered reprieve from a hard life for our country's new immigrants, in what was once the most densely populated neighborhood in America. See the statues, memorials, landmarks and yes, the trees that currently play home to our park's 21st century residents, the red-tailed hawks Christo and Dora!
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
City Walks, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Walking Tour: 100 Years of Tompkins Square Park, 1860s to 1960s

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This tour will explore the various neighborhoods that comprise the ever-vibrant downtown Manhattan. From the evolution of SoHo and Greenwich Village to 19th century tales from the Five Points, this tour will cover Union Square, the East Village, Bowery, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown. Perfect for visitors looking to soak up NYCs multiplicity of neighborhoods, as well as locals looking for hidden gems and historical insight.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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City Walks, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Downtown in a Day Tour: Below 14th St.

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, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Street Fair

Staged Reading |


The Instant Shakespeare Company is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare is for Everyone! The company organizes annual readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays using original Folio and Quarto texts. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Staged Readings, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Instant Shakespeare: The Comedie of Errors

Tour |


New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour

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You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Film |


Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett. Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. 130 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok (2017): Superhero Sequel

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Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett. Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld. 130 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok (2017): Hammer Time

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Stars: Irene Papas, Manos Katrakis, Maro Kodo. Antigone defies her uncle's decree that her traitorous brother should go unburied and therefore find no rest in the afterlife; however, her actions have tragic consequences. 93 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, George Tzavellas's Antigone (1961): Greek Film of Greek Drama

Park Walk |


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer.Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Heart of the Park Tour

Tour |


The tour explores the social and political history of the one of the most active and most famous squares in NYC through discussions about the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped its surroundings. You’ll hear how the square got its name, see where the legendary Tiffany & Co. once stood, and learn how to read the clock (yes, it’s a clock!) on the famous sculpture and so much more! The tour takes place every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Crossroads of New York Tour

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Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Jacobs, James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, Dave Attell, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, and Truman Capote are just a few of the thousands of accomplished artists, writers, radicals, and performers who made their way through Greenwich Village. This tour, primarily focusing on the 1950s onward, visits the hangouts that have defined legendary people and the spirit of this iconic neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Historic Greenwich Village: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today

Park Walk |


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Heart of the Park Tour

Other |


Celebrate 75 years of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II! See Rodgers and Hammerstein treasures from the Library archives, play musical theatre games, enjoy special guest appearances, and sing along to live performances of “Oklahoma!” and other beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein songs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Others, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Oklahoma! Sing Along Show and Tell: 75th Anniversary Celebration

Classical Music |


The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Concert on Water: Classical Music

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Forty-five minute organ meditations celebrating the diverse repertoire of the pipe organ. The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. Takes place every Saturday from Sept. 9, 2017 to May 27, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation

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Be among the first to discover the year’s best independent artists and releases from around the world at this day of performances by exceptional self-released and indie-label artists, drawn from 15 years of innovative IMA winners, nominees, and judges, serving up all styles of music.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Independent Music Awards

Classical Music |


Featured will be world-renowned performers Mayumi Miyata (shō), Hitomi Nakamura (hichiriki), Takeshi Sasamoto (ryūteki), Yumi Kurosawa (bass koto), and Hidejiro Honjoh (shamisen), as well as star Columbia students Elena Ariza (cello) and Erik Helstrom (bass clarinet). The University Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble will play, as a yearly tradition, the classical work Etenraku and other classics, while prize-winning contemporary works will as usual expand horizons.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Concerts, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage Annual Concert

Jazz |


Peter Wikle, Jazz Trombone
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Concerts, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Student Trombone Recital

Author Reading |


This collection of letters written to body parts weaves together narratives of gender, identity, and abuse. It is the coming together of those who have been fragmented and often met with disbelief. Contributors of the book have come together to share excerpts with you, bringing trans voices to the forefront of the ongoing national dialogue surrounding sexualized and gender-based violence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Contributors read from the book Written on the Body: Letters from Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Concert |


Mackenzie Melemed, Piano  8:30PM Sara Noel Bauman Staples, Violin  8:30PM
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Student Recitals

Cabaret |


Family "Liquid" Dinner is a Cabaret starring Kiley Caughey and Jessie Bangarang Atkinson featuring all music styles and special guest performers. Each performance has a different theme based on a stereotypical attendee of a family dinner like "Drunk Uncle" or "Angsty Teenager". Kiley and Jessie met at an open mic after both moving to NYC to pursue music and theatre. This is where they found their "NYC family". Come to dinner, they've saved you a place at the table.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
$5
Concerts, March 31, 2018, 03/31/2018, Liquid Family Dinner
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