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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 6, 2020?

29 free events take place on Friday, March 6 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!

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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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29 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Friday, March 6, 2020

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free events nyc Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse
free events nyc Spirituals, Work Songs, Prison Blues, and Sea Shanties
free events nyc South African Gospel Music Stars
free events nyc J.S. Bach's Piano Works

Symposium | Scholars and Their Kin


A growing number of scholars are making their own relatives their object of study. These personal family histories mark a significant shift in scholarly practice and writing, with far-reaching methodological, political, and ethical implications. Scholars and Their Kin is one of the first symposia to bring together scholars who are presently writing in this vein or have recently done so. This conversation between U.S.-based and European historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and literary/cultural critics will address far-reaching questions. They include the family as an object of study, modes and forms of scholarly writing, the recovery of lost or forgotten histories (with special attention to race, religion, and gender), the study of emotions and intimacy, questions of scale, familial memory and transmission, as well as history and genealogy. Participants will also discuss the institutional frameworks in which, depending on their background, field, and stage in career, scholars are encouraged (or not) to write such histories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Scholars and Their Kin

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, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Opening Reception | Artist Talk: Found Buried


Lari Pittman’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. For this body of work, the Los Angeles-based artist will present a series of new paintings and works on paper that combine the genres of landscape, portraiture, and still life. Pittman continues to address the histories of identity, violence, class, and human nature through the polemicized lens of decoration, decor, and the decorative embodied in the memento mori and other forms of commemoration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Artist Talk: Found Buried

Symposium | Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse


The one-day event will explore the ways in which twentieth-century ballerinas and their glamorous, romantic costumes profoundly inspired modern fashion. Speakers will include Lynn Garafola, professor emeritus of Columbia University; Laura Jacobs, dance and fashion critic; Jane Pritchard, curator of dance at the Victoria and Albert Museum; and Patricia Mears, deputy director of MFIT and curator of the exhibition Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
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Symposiums, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse

Author Reading | Contesting the Classroom. Reimagining Education in Moroccan and Algerian Literatures


Erin Twohig's Contesting the Classroom is the first scholarly work to analyze both how Algerian and Moroccan novels depict the postcolonial classroom, and how postcolonial literatures are taught in Morocco and Algeria. Drawing on a corpus of contemporary novels in French and Arabic, it shows that authors imagined the fictional classroom as a pluralistic and inclusive space, often at odds with the narrow nationalist vision of postcolonial identity. Yet when authors wrote about the school, they also had to consider whether their work would be taught in schools.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Contesting the Classroom. Reimagining Education in Moroccan and Algerian Literatures

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Bach at Noon

Tour | Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour


Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour

Book Club | Becoming by Michelle Obama


This book discussion group reads and examines books through the lens of personal growth, with a focus on stories that depict overcoming obstacles and finding meaning in challenging circumstances. This month Becoming by Michelle Obama will be read and discussed.   An intimate and uplifting memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Becoming by Michelle Obama

Workshop | E-file Tax Assistance


You can prepare and file your tax return electronically with some help from a tax assistant...all for free. To participate in this free program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documentation and information
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, E-file Tax Assistance

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Lunchtime Meditation

Author Reading | The Maamtrasna Murders: Language, Life and Death in Nineteenth-Century Ireland


In 1882, the brutal murders of the Joyce family in Maamtrasna, western Ireland, were succeeded by a series of legal trials and executions, made especially infamous by the wrongful conviction and execution of Irish-speaker Myles Joyce. These events are the subject of a recent book by Professor Margaret Kelleher.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, The Maamtrasna Murders: Language, Life and Death in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Film | The NeverEnding Story (1984): A German Fantasy Movie


A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. 102 min. Director: Wolfgang Petersen. Starring Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach. At the time of its release, The NeverEnding Story was the most expensive film produced outside the United States or the Soviet Union. It was based on based The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. Wireless listening device is needed to hear the film. Please go a few minutes early to borrow one with your library card or State/City identification card. You may use your own headphone.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, The NeverEnding Story (1984): A German Fantasy Movie

Author Reading | From Internationalism to Cosmopolitanism: Literature and Cinema between the Second and Third World


Would there have been a Third World without the Second? Perhaps, but it would have looked very different. Although most histories of these geopolitical blocs and their constituent societies and cultures are written in reference to the West, the interdependence of the Second and Third Worlds is evident not only from a common nomenclature but also from their near-simultaneous disappearance around 1990. Professor Rossen Djagalov addresses this historical blind spot by recounting the story of two Cold War-era cultural formations that claimed to represent the Third World project in literature and cinema: the Afro-Asian Writers Association (1958-1991) and the Tashkent Festival for African, Asian, and Latin American Film (1968-1988).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, From Internationalism to Cosmopolitanism: Literature and Cinema between the Second and Third World

Classical Music | Viola Works Including an American Premiere


PROGRAM Eugene Ysaÿe (1858-1931) Sonata No. 4 George Benjamin (b. 1960) Viola Viola (1996) Mischa Salkind-Pearl (b. 1984) Musette en Rondeau (2019) Peter Kramer (b. 1989) Sky Flown Down (2019) (American premiere) Carrie Frey (1992) Gone / Back (2019) Carrie Frey, viola
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Concerts, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Viola Works Including an American Premiere

Author Reading | The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg: A New York Times Reporter's View


Author and veteran journalist Eleanor Randolph, who spent 26 years covering New York City politics at The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, offers a revealing portrait of the billionaire.
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Author Readings, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg: A New York Times Reporter's View

Concert | Spirituals, Work Songs, Prison Blues, and Sea Shanties


Vienna Carroll. It's the fire in her belly that lights up the fire in your soul. Her folksy blues and soulful funk take you back to church, back to the roots. The passion in her voice and her masterful storytelling fill a room, draw you in and hold you close. Through her songs--the spirituals, work songs, prison blues, and sea shanties she presents--she relates the history of her ancestors. As is traditional, audiences are invited to join in singing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
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Concerts, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Spirituals, Work Songs, Prison Blues, and Sea Shanties

Opening Reception | Entertainment Erases History: New Art


Works by Peter Nagy.
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Opening Reception | Honey Pie: Soft Sculptures and Bronzes


An exhibition of new soft sculptures and bronzes by Sarah Lucas from her ongoing body of Bunnies, which she began making in 1997. Expanding her unique visual language of pantyhose, stuffing, and chairs, to include concrete, bronze, and steel, that Lucas has employed since her rise to international prominence in the mid-nineties, the works in this show demonstrate the artist’s powerful ability to transform utilitarian materials into conceptually complex objects that pose urgent questions about gender, sexuality, and identity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Honey Pie: Soft Sculptures and Bronzes

Opening Reception | This Sacred Vessel (Pt. 2): Figurative Painting


After exploring how the relevance of landscape painting is informed by ecological anxiety in This Sacred Vessel (pt. 1), this new iteration turns to the long-established heritage of figurative painting. In a society overflown by images of bodies, the nine artists gathered in this exhibition toy with the codes of this canonical genre to present gender-bending, culturally ambiguous, comicotragic figures that disturb the normalizing images proliferated in popular culture. Under their skilled brushstrokes, these artists reconfigure the body as symbolic sites. Includes works by Shelley Adler, Eliza Griffiths, Marion Wagschal, Kim Dorland, Sarah Letowsky, Nadia Waheed, Bambou Gili, Walter Scott and Janet Werner.
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Opening Receptions, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, This Sacred Vessel (Pt. 2): Figurative Painting

Colloquium | Indigenous Land Acknowledgments and Cultural Patrimony


This panel will bring together 4-5 representatives from the local Indigenous community, activist groups, academia, museums, and other arts organizations to discuss the practice of land acknowledgments in the cultural sphere, Indigenous cultural patrimony and repatriation, and current social justice issues facing Indigenous communities. An Indigenous land or territorial acknowledgment is a statement that acknowledges the displacement of Indigenous peoples from their homeland and territory on which an institution is located. A land acknowledgment is both a sign of respect as well as recognition of the historical and ongoing displacement and dispossession of the many Indigenous peoples living across the United States and the Americas. In light of events such as Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline, and ongoing discussions of the repatriation of Indigenous cultural patrimony, it is crucial that cultural institutions harness their influence to voice support for Indigenous communities and spread awareness of these issues.
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Colloquiums, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Indigenous Land Acknowledgments and Cultural Patrimony

Lecture | Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, July 1937-May 1942


An eye-opening, pathbreaking account of the onset of the Asia-Pacific War by Richard B. Frank, the acclaimed author of Downfall and Guadalcanal.
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Lectures, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, July 1937-May 1942

Lecture | Artist Romare Bearden's Interpretation of Homer's Sirens


This evening’s multiform presentations reflect on Homer’s fatally alluring Sirens as refigured by the African American painter Romare Bearden, whose Odysseus and musicians are people of color. Collaborating on Robert G. O’Meally’s talk on this subject will be the singer Christine Correa and her gathering of jazz voices and instrumentalists, performing songs of political intervention and deep love—songs to die for.
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Lectures, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Artist Romare Bearden's Interpretation of Homer's Sirens

Classical Music | Flutist Performed With The Brooklyn Philharmonic Along With Mezzo Soprano


Susan Friedlander, flute; Kayleigh Butcher, voice. Flutist Susan Friedlander has performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, New York Lyric Opera, and numerous other ensembles. She has been guest instructor at the Colorado Suzuki Institute, Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Workshop and Greater Boston Suzuki Flute Workshop. She is Flute Coordinator the Suzuki Association of the Americas National Conference. Mezzo soprano Kayleigh Butcher has performed with many music ensembles including Eighth Blackbird, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Third Coast Percussion, Ensemble Dal Niente, Opera on Tap NYC, the Morton Feldman Chamber Players, the Austin New Music Co-op, the Grant Wallace Band, Anti Social Music, among others. praised her for having "a sound that is well-suited for the strange world of new music".
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Concerts, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Flutist Performed With The Brooklyn Philharmonic Along With Mezzo Soprano

Concert | South African Gospel Music Stars


Motherland Messengers featuring some of the best South African gospel music stars singing South African gospel, Isicathamiya (A cappella), American gospel music, and R&B.
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, South African Gospel Music Stars
7:30 pm
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Plays, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, A Comedy About Political Radio
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Plays, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, A Drama by Golden Globe Winner

Classical Music | J.S. Bach's Piano Works


Ewa Poblocka, piano. Program J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750) The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I Partita No. 2 in C Minor Mazurkas, Op. 24 Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, no. 1 Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, no. 2 Impromptu No. 1 in A-flat Major, Op. 29 Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47 Pianist Ewa Poblocka has performed throughout most of Europe as well as both North and South America, Singapore, Korea, Japan and Australia, appearing in such famous venues as the Herkules-Saal in Munich, the Musikhalle in Hamburg, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Barbican Centre and Wigmore Hall in London, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Lincoln Center in New York New York's Lincoln Center. She has given concert performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Bayerischer Rundfunkorchester, Niederoesterreichisches Tonkuenstlerorchester, Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw, among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, J.S. Bach's Piano Works
8:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Stand-up Comedians from Saturday Night Live, Arsenio Hall, and More

Jazz | Jazz Flutist


Jazz flutist Chip Shelton's varied repertoire of originals and standards effortlessly incorporate straight-ahead-jazz, samba, afro-cuban, reggae, soul, and more. Chip Shelton utilizes the entire flute family from the tiny piccolo, Bb flute, concert flute in C, alto flute, bass flute, (the five-foot) contra-bass flute to the end-blown flute (custom fitted so it can be played in a saxophone position), and ethnic wood flutes. His performances incorporate multi-instrumental diversity, elements of vocal expression, and body expression/dance to resurrect the type of pulsating drive and audience participation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Jazz Flutist
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Musical | Broadway Performers In A Musical

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Play | A Drama by Golden Globe Winner

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Classical Music | Music by Chopin, Debussy and More

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