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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 16, 2022?

28 free events take place on Wednesday, March 16 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 16 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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28 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, March 16, 2022

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free events nyc Music Competition: Mozart, Gershwin, Schumann, Chopin, and More
free events nyc Bloody Virgins, Beautiful Avengers: The Female Russian Nihilist in the European Imagination (online)
free events nyc Stained Glass Stories: Tiffany (and More) in the Bloomingdale Neighborhood (online)
free events nyc Jazz Trio with One of the New York's Best Pianists
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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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free

Park Walk | High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. This is a free tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free

Classical Music | Music Competition: Mozart, Gershwin, Schumann, Chopin, and More


Hear young virtuosi pianists, cellists, violinists, winners of previous competitions, perform Gershwin's music and classical works by Mozart, Schumann, Chopin, Rachmaninov, and other composers. **All guests 12 years or older will be required to show proof of full vaccination (two doses or one dose of J&J vaccine) and valid ID. Guests ages 5-11 are required to show proof of one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with matching ID. Children under 5 are not admitted. Masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free

Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for 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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12:00 pm
Free

Discussion | Matter(s) for Conversation and Action: From Arachnophobia to Arachnophilia (online)


What knowledge can we gain from attuning ourselves to the wisdom of other species? Created in the name of invertebrate rights, Tomás Saraceno’s work in the exhibition Particular Matter(s) turns our attention to spiders and their webs, as well as those who care for them—for example, spider diviners from Somié, Cameroon. This panel discussion asks what we can learn from context-dependent situated knowledge across species, space, and time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Open Studios | Open Studios (online)


Featuring work from the current participants of The Artist Residency Project, a fully online residency program hosted through the School of Visual Arts. Artists will be gathering from around the world and sharing their studios as well as works created during their time in the residency program. Viewers are welcome to ask questions and participate in an open dialogue with the artists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lecture | Bloody Virgins, Beautiful Avengers: The Female Russian Nihilist in the European Imagination (online)


In fin-de-siecle Western Europe, the so-called "Russian nihilist" was a continual object of fear and fascination in an atmosphere of rapidly proliferating mass media. The roots of this talk come from ongoing research that began in French archives and with French newspapers: why were there so many highly gendered references to "nihilism" in documents from this era, long after nihilism had its moment in Russia? How "real" was Russian nihilism for audiences in this time period, and why had it proved so durable? Using representations of the "female Russian nihilist" as a means of answering these broader questions, this talk will explore the mutually generative relationship between the real, the imagined, and the media that sustained such fantastical images of Russians. Ultimately, we will see how this kind of widely disseminated, gendered archetypal representation has long influenced what the West purports to "know" about Russia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free

Classical Music | Vocal Works by Schubert, Debussy


Program: SCHUBERT Auflosung Dass sie hier gewesen Du liebst mich nich WALTON Three Songs Daphne Through Gilded Trellises Old Sir Faulk DEBUSSY La Romance d'Ariel Regret Fete Galante Zeph WILLIAMS from Songs of Travel The Vagabond Let Beauty Awake Bright is the Ring of Words DEBUSSY from Quatre chansons de jeunesse Clair de lune Pierrot Apparition
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Film | Annie Hall (1977): Woody Allen's 4-Time Oscar Winner


Alvy Singer, a divorced Jewish comedian, reflects on his relationship with ex-lover Annie Hall, an aspiring nightclub singer, which ended abruptly just like his previous marriages. Director:Woody Allen Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts 93 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Master Class | Piano Master Class


With Sean Chen
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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4:00 pm
Free

Opening Reception | Double Trouble: Two New Exhibitions


Ruth and Valery Oisteanu's Illuminated Landscapes and Lighter Than Air will be exhibited.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Talk | The Music, Traditions and People of County Clare, Ireland


Christy McNamara will be joining us from Ireland to celebrate the eve of Saint Patrick’s Day. Christy is a photographer, musician, composer, historian, a singer of songs, and a teller of tales. And most of all, a documentarian of a rich local culture that is rapidly disappearing in Ireland. He will show us his photographs of Irish musicians and festivals and family life and will play a tune on the button accordion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | The Path of the Heart: Curator's Walkthrough


From the beginning of her career in the mid-1990s, Fernanda Laguna (b. 1972, Buenos Aires) charted her own artistic path, making artworks through a feminist lens and with a distinct visual style. Fernanda Laguna: The Path of the Heart is a major survey that features seventy works spanning her entire career. Highlighting Laguna’s understanding of art as a language that communicates emotions, The Path of the Heart will foreground the role of drawing in an oeuvre that includes Laguna’s work as a visual artist, and also as a writer, curator, activist, and cultural agitator.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Talk | Working Birds, Wildfowl Decoys, and Conservation (online)


Explore the fascinating history of wildfowl decoys and learn more from NYC Audubon about current conservation efforts to protect wild birds. Have you ever wondered what exactly distinguishes a decoy? This  program explores the fascinating history of wildfowl decoys. Considered one of the oldest American folk art forms, decoys were originally created by Indigenous hunters as early as 400 BC to lure wild birds, and are now used by nature photographers, scientists, and conservationists to document and monitor endangered species. Recently digitized, the American Folk Art Museum’s wildfowl decoy collection is one of the Museum’s earliest and most extensive holdings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | The Utopian Avant-Garde: Soviet Film Posters of the 1920s: Curatorial Tour (online)


Chief Curator Angelina Lippert takes a deep dive into the museum’s latest exhibition. Explore the highs and lows of the golden age of Soviet graphic design with one of the foremost experts on poster history. Featuring posters by Alexander Rodchenko, the Stenberg brothers, and many more of the most influential Russian graphic artists of their time, this virtual tour is not to be missed! 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Talk | Stained Glass Stories: Tiffany (and More) in the Bloomingdale Neighborhood (online)


A talk by Julie L. Sloan, consultant, author, professor, and appraiser. Bloomingdale and its surrounding neighborhood are home to two of Tiffany Studios' most spectacular windows. Sloan, one of the country's most qualified stained glass, will tell the stories of these spectacular windows. She will also touch on the background of some other notable windows in the Bloomingdale area.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free

Book Discussion | Eurydice: A Reimagining of the Classic Myth (online)


Award-winning playwright, poet, and essayist Sarah Ruhl will sit down in conversation with Matthew Aucoin, composer, conductor, and writer, to discuss their collaboration in the process of transforming Ruhl's play, Eurydice--a reimagining of the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine--into a libretto.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Reading | The Bond King: How One Man Made a Market, Built an Empire, and Lost It All


From the host of NPR's Planet Money, Mary Childs, the deeply-investigated story of how one visionary, dogged investor changed American finance forever. Before Bill Gross was known among investors as the Bond King, he was a gambler. In 1966, a fresh college grad, he went to Vegas armed with his net worth ($200) and a knack for counting cards. $10,000 and countless casino bans later, he was hooked: so he enrolled in business school. The Bond King is the story of how that whiz kid made American finance his casino. Over the course of decades, Bill Gross turned the sleepy bond market into a destabilized game of high risk, high reward; founded Pimco, one of today's most powerful, secretive, and cutthroat investment firms; helped to reshape our financial system in the aftermath of the Great Recession--to his own advantage; and gained legions of admirers, and enemies, along the way. Like every American antihero, his ambition would also be his undoing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$5

Jazz | Jazz Trio with One of the New York's Best Pianists


In a jazz world brimming with brilliant and adventurous pianists, Marc Cary stands apart by way of pedigree and design as one of New York's best jazz pianists. None of his prestigious peer group ever set the groove behind the drums in Washington DC go-go bands nor are any others graduates of both Betty Carter and Abbey Lincoln's daunting bandstand academies. Cary hails from a musically literate family--his mother is a cellist; his great grandmother was an ivory-tickler in silent movie houses back in that day who also rocked barrelhouse and stride duets with Eubie Blake. Ellington trumpeter Cootie Williams was a cousin of Cary's grandfather. The player-composer and improviser is a graduate of DC's world-renowned Duke Ellington School For The Arts, also the professional spawning ground for Dave Chappelle, Wallace Roney, Denyce Graves and Meshell Ndegeocello whom Cary jammed with in the school's orchestra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Discussion | Netflix's The Hand of God: Oscar-Winning Director Discusses His New Film (online)


Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino (The Young Pope, The Great Beauty) with New York Film Critics Circle Member Tomris Laffly on his acclaimed new film The Hand of God. Following a young man coming to terms with a seismic family tragedy amid the fervor surrounding soccer legend Diego Maradona's arrival to Naples, Italy in the 1980s, The Hand of God is one of the year's most beautiful films. It is also Sorrentino's most personal film to date -- a vivid love letter to cinema and Naples, and a heartbreaking portrait of the artist as a young man. Hear him discuss what it was like to tell a story about his hometown -- the deeply personal roots of the story, the unexpected and artful connections between cinema and soccer, stories from behind the scenes, and much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Author Reading | Things Are Never So Bad That They Can't Get Worse: Inside the Collapse of Venezuela (online)


In his nuanced and deeply-reported account of the collapse of Venezuela--and what it could mean for the rest of the world--author and former New York Times reporter William Neuman makes a persuasive case against the Republican narrative that Venezuela exemplifies the emptiness of socialism. Venezuela today is a country of perpetual crisis--afflicted by rolling blackouts, nearly worthless currency, an uncertain supply of water and food, and extreme poverty. In the same land where oil sits so close to the surface that it bubbles from the ground, the supermarket shelves are bare and the hospitals have no medicine. In a fluid combination of journalism, memoir, and history that chronicles Venezuela's tragic journey from petro-riches to poverty, Neuman demonstrates the destructive potential of its charismatic populist leadership and champions the energy, passion, and enduring humor of its people.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Reading | Campaigning for Women's Rights: Fighting Against Fascism


Remembering social scientist and union organizer Kathe Leichter 80 years after her murder by the Nazis. Featuring a reading by Jeannie Im and Gregorij von Leitis and a music performance by soprano Alexis Rodda and pianist Dan Franklin Smith Born in 1895, Kathe Leichter was one of the first Austrian women to get a doctorate in national economics. In addition to her studies, she worked as an educator of working-class children. Those experiences and the revolution after the First World War politicized her. She committed all her energy to the workers' movement and fought for the emancipation and equal treatment of female workers. When the Austro-Fascists banned the Social Democratic Party in 1934, Kathe and her husband, the journalist Otto Leichter fled to Switzerland with their two sons Heinz and Franz. After a short while they returned to Austria and fought in the illegal underground union movement. After the so-called Anschluss in March 1938, Otto Leichter immediately fled to Switzerland. Kathe Leichter stayed back in Vienna and was arrested in May 1938. Both sons escaped and reunited with their father in Paris. While Kathe was in prison waiting to be tried, her husband kept a diary writing letters to his wife that were never sent. At the end of 1939, Kathe Leichter was deported to the Ravensbruck concentration camp. On March 17, 1942 she was gassed in the Nazi killing facility Bernburg. The memoirs and letters of Kathe Leichter and the diary of her husband Otto paint an impressive picture of a courageous woman who remained unbendingly true to her ideals until the end. Kathe's sister and brother-in-law, the composers Vally and Karl Weigl, found a safe haven in the US. Selections of their music help recreate the cultural atmosphere that shaped the lives of the liberal Jewish communities in Austria and Central Europe until the Holocaust brutally destroyed them. Free admission - RSVP required. To RSVP, please email events@acfny.org with your name and number of tickets you would like to reserve.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Concert | Lundú: Afro-Peruvian 7-Piece Ensemble


Through guitar, woodwinds, percussion and beautifully assured vocals, the seven-piece collective Lundú paints a vivid contemporary portrait of Arequipa, the band’s hometown, located high in the Andes Mountains of Perú. The band takes its name from a foundational Afro-Peruvian rhythm, signaling the diverse, multi-cultural roots that ground the band’s integrative musical celebrations. Lundú also engages the voices of colonial Spain, Peruvian cumbia, and other traditions from throughout the Latin diaspora to craft original works and fresh arrangements of classics. Lundú's NYC premiere, will feature songs from their new album Afroestampa Vol 1 and their 2019 debut LP, Introversiones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Classical Music | Baroque Oboe Recital (in-person and online)


Emily Anna Ostrom, Baroque Oboe
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free

Comedy Club | Bomb Shelter Comedy Show


Bomb Shelter is a free weekly comedy show in New York City where you’ll find some of the best comedians performing. Expect free pizza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Master Class | Low Brass Master Class


With Joe Alessi, Principal Tromone of the New York Philharmonic
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Classical Music | Piano Recital (in-person and online)


Chaeyoung Park, Piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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