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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 18, 2020?

29 free events take place on Wednesday, March 18 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 18 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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29 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

All events, things to do on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

Tour | !!!CANCELLED!!! 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many !!!CANCELLED!!!


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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10:00 am
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Tours, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many !!!CANCELLED!!!

Film | !!!CANCELLED!!! Merrily We Go to Hell (1932): Pre-Code Comedy Drama !!!CANCELLED!!!


A drunken newspaperman is rescued from his alcoholic haze by an heiress whose love sobers him up and encourages him to write a play, but he lapses back into dipsomania. Director: Dorothy Arzner. Starring Sylvia Sidney, Fredric March, Adrianne Allen. Pre-Code Hollywood was the brief era in the American film industry between the widespread adoption of sound in pictures in 1929 and the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code censorship guidelines, popularly known as the "Hays Code", in mid-1934.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:15 am
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Films, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Merrily We Go to Hell (1932): Pre-Code Comedy Drama !!!CANCELLED!!!

Film | !!!CANCELLED!!! Terminator: Dark Fate (2019): Action With Linda Hamilton And Arnold Schwarzenegger !!!CANCELLED!!!


An augmented human and Sarah Connor must stop an advanced liquid Terminator, from hunting down a young girl, whose fate is critical to the human race. Director: Tim Miller. Starring Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis. It is the sixth installment in the Terminator film franchise.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Terminator: Dark Fate (2019): Action With  Linda Hamilton And Arnold Schwarzenegger !!!CANCELLED!!!

Tour | !!!CANCELLED!!! City Hall Tour For Individuals !!!CANCELLED!!!


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Tours, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! City Hall Tour For Individuals !!!CANCELLED!!!

Classical Music | !!!CANCELLED!!! Bach at Noon !!!CANCELLED!!!


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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12:20 pm
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Concerts, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Bach at Noon !!!CANCELLED!!!

Workshop | !!!CANCELLED!!! Battery Park City Adult Chorus !!!CANCELLED!!!


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Battery Park City Adult Chorus !!!CANCELLED!!!

Workshop | !!!CANCELLED!!! E-file Tax Assistance !!!CANCELLED!!!


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 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! E-file Tax Assistance !!!CANCELLED!!!

Jazz | !!!CANCELLED!!! Renowned Jazz Drummer And Pianist !!!CANCELLED!!!


Drummer John Robinson is known for his work with Quincy Jones, including Michael Jackson's multiplatinum Off the Wall album and the charity single "We Are the World". Robinson has played on dozens of film soundtracks, including Grand Canyon, ER, My Cousin Vinny, Jerry Maguire, The Bodyguard, Independence Day, Man of Steel, Space Jam, That Thing You Do!, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Pianist and composer Valerie Capers is most well known for her contributions in jazz. In 2000, Oxford University Press published a book of Capers's intermediate jazz piano compositions entitled Portraits in Jazz. Capers composed these pieces so that piano students who were being trained classically could be exposed to jazz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Renowned Jazz Drummer And Pianist !!!CANCELLED!!!

Talk | CANCELLED***Innovative Fashion Designer Discusses His Work***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** Fashion designer Prabal Gurung will discuss his innovative and international career. With over 80 percent of his collections made in New York, Gurung is committed to sustaining domestic employment, income, and production. His family's Shikshya Foundation Nepal provides education to children to impact his country's future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, CANCELLED***Innovative Fashion Designer Discusses His Work***CANCELLED

Workshop | CANCELLED***Lunchtime Meditation***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** 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 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, CANCELLED***Lunchtime Meditation***CANCELLED

Film | !!!CANCELLED!!! The Big Heat (1953): Experienced Cop After Corruption !!!CANCELLED!!!


Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate. 89 min. Director: Fritz Lang. Starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando. The Big Heat was selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2011.
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Films, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! The Big Heat (1953): Experienced Cop After Corruption !!!CANCELLED!!!

Jazz | CANCELLED***Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I've played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, CANCELLED***Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio***CANCELLED

Film | !!!CANCELLED!!! 16mm Short Movies On Fables And Fairytales !!!CANCELLED!!!


Reefers of Technicolor Island (1967) 1 film reel (15 min.) The Frog king or Faithful Henry (1980) 1 film reel (15 min.) Hansel and Gretel: an Appalachian version 1975) 1 film reel (14 min.)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! 16mm Short Movies On Fables And Fairytales !!!CANCELLED!!!

Jazz | !!!CANCELLED!!! Works By Ellington, Strayhorn And Modern Composers For Jazz Piano !!!CANCELLED!!!


Isaiah J. Thompson, jazz piano. Program Isaiah J. Thompson Mikula Blues Isaiah J. Thompson Tales of the Elephant and the Butterfly Isaiah J. Thompson Good Intentions Isaiah J. Thompson For Phineas Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967) Chelsea Bridge Duke Ellington (1899-1974) Take The A Train Jazz musician Isaiah J. Thompson has performed with major artists, including Christian McBride, Joe Farnsworth, Rodney Whitaker, and was featured on Handful of Keys with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.
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Concerts, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Works By Ellington, Strayhorn And Modern Composers For Jazz Piano !!!CANCELLED!!!

Opening Reception | !!!CANCELLED!!! Transcendence: From Northern Wei to Tang !!!CANCELLED!!!


A show of Buddhist sculpture from the fifth through the ninth centuries.
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Transcendence: From Northern Wei to Tang !!!CANCELLED!!!

Opening Reception | CANCELLED***I'm here to entertain you, but only during my shift: Photos of the Female Subject***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** Joiri Minaya sees her work as a reassertion of self, in which she uses her cultural background as a base to explore and reconcile her experiences of growing up in the Dominican Republic and living and navigating the United States. I'm here to entertain you, but only during my shift examines the construction of the female subject in relation to landscape, looking particularly at "tropical" environments.
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Opening Receptions, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, CANCELLED***I'm here to entertain you, but only during my shift: Photos of the Female Subject***CANCELLED

Opening Reception | CANCELLED***Imagining De-Gentrified Futures: Group Show***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** An interactive exhibition that explores and reimagines socially-just futures for our cities, drawing inspiration from anti-gentrification movements across the U.S., decolonization practices, and Afrofuturism.
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Opening Receptions, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, CANCELLED***Imagining De-Gentrified Futures: Group Show***CANCELLED

Opening Reception | CANCELLED***Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Works on Paper 1946-1952***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** An historical exhibition devoted to the artist's rarely seen stylistic and technical origins in oil, watercolor, gouache, ink, crayon, and collage.
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Opening Receptions, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, CANCELLED***Richard Diebenkorn: Paintings and Works on Paper 1946-1952***CANCELLED

Talk | CANCELLED***Surveillance and Research***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** In this discussion, Sarah Lamdan--a librarian and professor at CUNY School of Law--reveals how companies providing journals and databases to libraries have morphed into giant "data analytics" corporations, even selling personal data information to fuel law enforcement surveillance, including ICE's Palantir program. What does it mean for privacy and intellectual freedom when the software programs patrons rely on support unethical practices including tracking, detention, and deportation?
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Talks, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, CANCELLED***Surveillance and Research***CANCELLED

Symposium | !!!CANCELLED!!! Who Gets to Vote?: Fifth Annual Lillian Wald Symposium !!!CANCELLED!!!


In honor of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, this is a lively discussion of who gets to vote--from 1920 to the present--and whom the 19th Amendment left behind, including disenfranchised African American and immigrant communities, formerly (and currently) incarcerated people, and others impacted by voter suppression. The panel features Sean Morales-Doyle, senior council at the Brennan Center for Justice, Dominique Jean-Louis of the New-York Historical Society, and more to be announced.
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Symposiums, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Who Gets to Vote?: Fifth Annual Lillian Wald Symposium !!!CANCELLED!!!

Author Reading | !!!CANCELLED!!! Feng Shui to the Rescue: Rearrange Your Space, Shift Your Energy, Transform Your Life !!!CANCELLED!!!


Feng Shui happens in surprising ways. Find out how to make the practical magic work for you! Join Feng Shui Master Practitioner and author Carol Olmstead to learn the art and science of arranging your home and workplace in balance and harmony.
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Author Readings, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Feng Shui to the Rescue: Rearrange Your Space, Shift Your Energy, Transform Your Life !!!CANCELLED!!!

Screening | !!!CANCELLED!!! High Fidelity: New Hulu Romantic Comedy Series !!!CANCELLED!!!


Hulu's new romantic comedy series is a reimagining of Nick Hornby's 1995 bestseller and a movie of the same name. Zoe Kravitz plays Rob, a record store owner in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, who revisits past relationships through music and pop culture while seeking that one true love. Hear from members of the cast and creative team on making TV in New York, and how you flip the script on a beloved novel and film, with a woman lead and a 21st century cast.
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6:30 pm
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Screenings, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! High Fidelity: New Hulu Romantic Comedy Series !!!CANCELLED!!!

Author Reading | !!!CANCELLED!!! Last Subway: The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City !!!CANCELLED!!!


Will New Yorkers ever see any new subway lines, given the cost and time to build? How do we prioritize capital projects? Are public officials promoting megaprojects that will bring a considerable expense to the existing system? Philip Plotch's new book reveals the dramatic story behind New York's struggle to build the Second Avenue Subway--one that examines how every generation must make difficult choices regarding the transit system.
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Author Readings, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Last Subway: The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City !!!CANCELLED!!!

Book Club | !!!CANCELLED!!! Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: The Great Alone !!!CANCELLED!!!


In Kristin Hannah's novel, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.
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Book Clubs, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: The Great Alone !!!CANCELLED!!!

Author Reading | !!!CANCELLED!!! FoodWISE: A Whole Systems Guide to Sustainable and Delicious Food Choices !!!CANCELLED!!!


The definitive food lover's guide to making the right choices amidst a sea of ever-changing information. With author Gigi Berardi.
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Author Readings, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! FoodWISE: A Whole Systems Guide to Sustainable and Delicious Food Choices !!!CANCELLED!!!

Author Reading | !!!CANCELLED!!! Jet Age Aesthetic: The Glamour of Media in Motion !!!CANCELLED!!!


Vanessa R. Schwartz and Jed Perl discuss Schwartz's new book, Jet Age Aesthetic: The Glamour of Media in Motion, about the impact of the jet plane on the mid-20th century aesthetic in areas such as airport architecture, theme park design, film, and photography. Vanessa R. Schwartz teaches art history, history, and film at the University of Southern California, where she directs the Visual Studies Research Institute and the Graduate Certificate program. She has received a Guggenheim fellowship and has been a fellow at the Getty Research Institute, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and the Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard. She worked on Jet Age Aesthetic during her Cullman Center Fellowship in 2015-2016. Jed Perl is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. He was the art critic for the New Republic for twenty years and a contributing editor to Vogue for a decade, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. His previous books include Magicians and Charlatans, Antoine's Alphabet, and New Art City, which was a New York Times Notable Book and an Atlantic Book of the Year. The concluding volume of his biography of Alexander Calder, Calder: The Conquest of Space, will be published in April 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Jet Age Aesthetic: The Glamour of Media in Motion !!!CANCELLED!!!

Author Reading | !!!CANCELLED!!! Barn 8: An Unusual Heist Story !!!CANCELLED!!!


Deb Olin Unferth's wildly inventive but utterly plausible novel is a heist story of a very unusual sort. Swirling with a rich array of voices, Barn 8 takes readers into the minds of these renegades: a farmer's daughter, a former director of undercover investigations, hundreds of activists, a forest ranger who suddenly comes upon forty thousand hens, and a security guard who is left on an empty farm for years.
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Author Readings, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, !!!CANCELLED!!! Barn 8: An Unusual Heist Story !!!CANCELLED!!!

Workshop | CANCELLED***Adventures in Clay***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** Helen Oliver Adelson is known for her large-scale landscape and portrait paintings exploring the inner and exterior life of people and places. This workshop, facilitated by Adelson, provides participants with clay to sculpt self-portraits utilizing abstract shapes and lines to explore their own interior landscapes and personal stories. No previous experience in sculpture or clay modeling is required and multiple skill levels in art making are welcome. All materials are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, CANCELLED***Adventures in Clay***CANCELLED

Talk | !!!CANCELLED!!! Stimulate Your Brain !!!CANCELLED!!!


Brain stimulation is now a viable and effective therapy for some neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. Join us to learn more about how deep brain stimulation can be used to treat diseases including Parkinson's disease and major depressive disorder.
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