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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 13, 2020?

22 free events take place on Friday, March 13 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 March 13 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!

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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22 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Friday, March 13, 2020

All events, things to do on Friday, March 13, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

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

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.
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Concerts, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, 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.
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Tours, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour

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 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, 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 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Lunchtime Meditation

Book Club | Open Book Hour: Revolutionary Women


At this event you can share a book you loved reading or a book you plan to read! What to expect at an Open Book Hour book social: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell what it's about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. The aim is to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Theme of the month is Revolutionary Women.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Open Book Hour: Revolutionary Women

Symposium | Taking Shape: New Perspectives on Arab Abstraction


Among questions to be considered are: Why did modern artists from these regions choose to create nonfigurative works? How can we approach Arab abstraction without falling back on borrowed methodologies? Until the late 1960s, 20th-century art from North Africa and the Middle East was greatly understudied. Yet by the turn of the millennium, scholars were actively engaged in creating a global art history. Among questions to be considered are: Why did modern artists from these regions choose to create nonfigurative works? How can we approach Arab abstraction without falling back on borrowed methodologies? Speakers are Iftikhar Dadi, Associate Professor of History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University; Hannah Feldman, Associate Professor of Art History, Northwestern University; Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Founder, Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE; Alex Dika Seggerman, Assistant Professor of Islamic Art History, Rutgers University Newark; Nada Shabout, Professor of Art History, University of North Texas; and Suheyla Takesh, Curator, Barjeel Art Foundation, and co-curator of the exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Taking Shape: New Perspectives on Arab Abstraction

Film | Big Hero 6 (2014): Oscar Winning Animantion


The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. 102 min. Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams. Starring Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung.  Big Hero 6 won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The movie earned $222.5 million in North America and $435.3 million in other territories for a worldwide estimated total of $657.8 million. 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 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Big Hero 6 (2014): Oscar Winning Animantion

Film | Tarantino's Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (2019): Comedy Drama With Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt And Margot Robbie


A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. 161 min. Director: Quentin Tarantino. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie.
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Films, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Tarantino's Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (2019): Comedy Drama With Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt And Margot Robbie

Workshop | Video Skills: Recording Techniques with iPhone


Capture your best video right from your iPhone. Learn recording techniques and how to control exposure, set focus, and more. Get hands-on with the latest iPhone in this session or bring your own. Recommended for beginners.
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Workshops, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Video Skills: Recording Techniques with iPhone

Reading | Nonfiction and Poetry Reading


Lewis Hyde is a poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic with a particular interest in the public life of the imagination. His 1983 book, The Gift, illuminates and defends the non-commercial portion of artistic practice. Trickster Makes This World (1998) uses a group of ancient myths to argue for the disruptive intelligence that all cultures need if they are to remain lively and open to change. Ed Pavlić is the author of the novel Another Kind of Madness. Widely published as a poet, he is the author of the collection Visiting Hours at the Color Line, winner of the 2013 National Poetry Series, as well as several others, including Live at the Bitter End: A Trial by Opera, Let’s Let That Are Not Yet: Inferno, and Let It Be Broke (forthcoming in 2020).
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Readings, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Nonfiction and Poetry Reading

Concert | 3 Folk Music Acts


5:30 pm Jocelyn Mackenzie - Intimate folk pop 6:05 pm Saraswathi Jones - Vocalist, composer, storyteller 6:40 pm Thurston Ray - Groovy and soulful baritone
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Concerts, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, 3 Folk Music Acts

Opening Reception | Ecstatic Views of Nature: Painting and Sculpture


Phyllis Rosser's paintings of gardens are utopian versions of the constructed landscape found in various places in the world. Flowers and plants are depicted as living sculptures. Her paintings seduce us into examining their natural forms and colors close up. Their brilliant and dynamic use of color and precise lines invite the viewer to walk inside the blossoms.
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Opening Receptions, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Ecstatic Views of Nature: Painting and Sculpture

Opening Reception | Museum as Muse: Faculty Art


An exhibition of paintings by faculty members Leigh Behnke and Peter Hristoff and Joe Fig.
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Film | The Harder They Come (1972): Reggae Singer's Struggle


Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers. Director: Perry Henzell Stars: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw 120 min. Free popcorn will be served, and a discussion will follow the screening.
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Films, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, The Harder They Come (1972): Reggae Singer's Struggle

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Moon Jar/Longing for Home


Internationally acclaimed artist Ik-Joong Kang's new site-specific installation “Floating Dreams to the Moon” premieres. This solo exhibition will feature several new paintings by the artist as well as an installation of objects and over 6,000 drawings from Korean refugees. Kang's artistic practice provides a platform for humanity's aspirations for achieving what appears to be impossible. Just as Korean moon-jars are made from two precarious halves united to form a whole, Kang's paintings emphasizes how moon jars represent the potential of the Korean peninsula to reunite. Orchestrating the collection, replication, and display of Korean refugee drawings, Kang transforms these individual works to form his sculptures that polishes another facet of this cultural longing for home, accomplishing personal as well as political reunions. Born in Cheongju and raised in Seoul, Kang moved to New York in 1984 where he lives today while working internationally. Kang was awarded a special Merit Prize in the Venice Biennale and his work is held in major public and private collections world-wide.
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Gallery Talks, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Artist Talk: Moon Jar/Longing for Home

Staged Reading | Mike Pence Sex Dream: A Romantic Travesty


In the aftermath of the 2016 election, newlyweds Gary and Ben find their marriage put to the test. Ben wants to fight the power. Gary wants to climb the corporate ladder to comfort and safety. When an unscrupulous client makes him an irresistible offer, Gary sets down a path of violent delights that will lead to violent ends. Mike Pence Sex Dream is a romantic travesty about bringing home the bacon and f**king a pig. Written by Dan Giles.
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Staged Readings, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Mike Pence Sex Dream: A Romantic Travesty

Play | Spell No 7: Meditations in a St. Louis Bar


This striking choreopoem is set in St. Louis in a bar frequented by Black artists and musicians. It is another meditation on the irony of being Black in a white world. The artists bare their souls in soliloquies, many of them illustrated by in the mood dances. Written by Ntozake Shange.
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Plays, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Spell No 7: Meditations in a St. Louis Bar

Author Reading | Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader


Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader is Vivian Gornick’s celebration of passionate reading, of returning again and again to the books that have shaped her at crucial points in her life. In nine essays that traverse literary criticism, memoir, and biography, one of our most celebrated critics writes about the importance of reading―and re-reading―as life progresses. 
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Author Readings, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader

Screening | Ruff Cuts 5: Student Films


Produced by graduate students in the School of Media Studies, this is a series of screening sessions for undergraduate and graduate Media Studies students to exhibit and discuss their media works in progress.
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Screenings, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Ruff Cuts 5: Student Films

Classical Music | Two Violinists Recital


Megan Atchley, violin; Aimee Niemann, violin. Megan Atchley is a violinist dedicated to creating musical experiences that resonate with her audiences aesthetically, politically and bodily. As a solo recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician, she performs a wide array of styles from classical to jazz in venues such as Lincoln Center, the Bowery Ballroom and Le Poisson Rouge. Violinist Aimee Niemann has collaborated with composers Aleksandra Vrebalov, Anthony Coleman, Alvin Lucier, Christian Wolff, Emily Praetorious, Paul Elwood, and Steven Long. She has toured internationally and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, National Sawdust, (Le) Poisson Rouge, and Roulette Intermedium.
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Concerts, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Two Violinists Recital

Classical Music | Works From The Baroque To The 20th Century For Violin: Bach, Berio, Ysaye And More


Akiko Kobayashi, violin. Violinist Akiko Kobayashi performs both solo and chamber music. She has appeared as a soloist with the West Islip Symphony Orchestra, Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Suginami Kokaido Chamber Orchestra. Her recital appearances include Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, Cathedral of St. John among others. No intermission.
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Concerts, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Works From The Baroque To The 20th Century For Violin: Bach, Berio, Ysaye And More
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