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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 23, 2022?

31 free events take place on Wednesday, March 23 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 23 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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31 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, March 23, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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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
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Park Walk | High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Book Club | The Good Lord Bird by James McBride


Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Discussion | Harvesting Housing (online)


We’re in an affordable housing crisis, and we’ve been stuck in the same loop of underfunded toxic building projects for years. It's high time we think outside the box. The answer might be where we least expect it…in the root system of mushrooms. In this live taping of Healthy Materials Lab’s podcast, Trace Material with guest Chris Mauer, principal architect at redhouse studio and member of the BioHAB team. Come behind the scenes as hosts Ava Robinson and Burgess Brown chat with Chris about mycelium’s potential to reshape the way we build affordable housing. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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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
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Tour | Paris: Walking Along the Seine (online)


The city of Paris was born thanks to the river Seine. Not only did it serve as a vital source of water, it acted as the main means of transportation to conduct trade with other cities and it offered a natural layer of protection against warring factions. It was only natural that many important monuments were built next to the river. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, City Hall, The Louvre, to name but a few. Of course a majestic river would be incomplete without some equally elegant bridges such as Pont Neuf, which is the oldest standing bridge across the Seine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | Sanctioning Russia: Implications and Expectations (online)


Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the West rapidly adopted unprecedented sanctions on Russia. These included a series of export controls and the sanctioning of the Russian Central Bank, major institutions in the financial sector as well as individual “oligarchs” who live and conduct business outside of the country. In addition to these government actions by the United States, the European Union and the UK, hundreds of Western private companies have withdrawn from the Russian market or suspended operations, further exacerbating Russian economic uncertainty. How likely are the sanctions to pressure Russia to halt its campaign in Ukraine, what is their purpose and logic, and what additional measures could be imposed?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Park Walk | The Mall and Literary Walk (online)


Celebrate the arrival of spring and World Poetry Day as you stroll down Central Park's idyllic Mall and Literary Walk. Stop to appreciate the largest remaining stand of American elm trees as well as sculptures of iconic writers and poets.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Lecture | From Kitchen Judaism to Combat Kashrut: Keeping Kosher in WWII (online)


The onset of World War II inspired hundreds of rabbis from Reform, Conservative and Centrist Orthodox backgrounds to leave civilian life for the sake of serving over a half-million American Jews then serving in the US armed forces. Although there was no central Jewish religious authority over the practice of Judaism in civilian life, the US government nonetheless obligated American rabbis to formulate a generalized practice of Judaism—including eating kosher—for Jews in the armed forces. Despite genuine and profound differences over ideology and ritual practice, Jewish chaplains of all denominations worked assiduously to provide kosher foodstuffs to Jews then served in the military. This effort necessitated compromise, adaptation, and improvisation among ideologically diverse rabbis. The kashrut mission was illustrative of the diversity of American Judaism of the WW II era and arguably represents the zenith of pan-denominational cooperation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Classical Music | Percussion Works by John Adams and Others


Program: Baljinder SEKHON Sun Robert HONSTEIN An Index of Possibility Joseph PEREIRA Mallet Quartet John Luther ADAMS "Deep and Distant Thunder" from Three Drum Quartets
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Film | Notting Hill (1999): Julia Roberts-Hugh Grant RomCom


The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world. Director: Roger Michell Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe 124 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Lecture | Conveying Empathy in Conversation (online)


Dr. Julia Hirschberg will discuss prior research on the importance of empathy in conversation as well as current, ongoing work in her lab.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Cannibal Capitalism. How Our System Is Devouring Democracy, Care, and the Planet and What We Can Do About It


Capital is currently cannibalizing every sphere of life-guzzling wealth from nature and racialized populations, sucking up our ability to care for each other, and gutting the practice of politics. In this tightly argued and urgent volume, leading Marxist feminist theorist Nancy Fraser charts the voracious appetite of capital, tracking it from crisis point to crisis point, from ecological devastation to the collapse of democracy, from racial violence to the devaluing of care work. These crisis points all come to a head in Covid-19, which Fraser argues can help us envision the resistance we need to end the feeding frenzy. What we need, she argues, is a wide-ranging socialist movement that can recognize the rapaciousness of capital--and starve it to death.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Genesis Tramaine: Break of Day


An exhibition of new works by Genesis Tramaine. At the dawn of things—blood, sun, moon—Genesis Tramaine is her most powerful. In her new show, Break of Day, the breadth of her power, the breadth of God’s power as it moves through the artist, is on full display. Genesis Tramaine invites you to a new beginning, one that reflects an evolution. “I was in a space where I had to trust God differently this time around. My tools changed, and there was growth in the process. I used different mediums. I used more organic materials and a different part of myself, meaning I'm trusting a different part of myself. I'm listening in prayer and receiving differently. The work speaks to that,” Tramaine said.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Liliana Porter: Other Situations


A conversation between the artist Liliana Porter and the book's editor and curator as they discuss the publication and related exhibition and theater play, Them. Edited by Humberto Moro, Deputy Director of Program at Dia Art Foundation, and curator of the project, the book includes original contributions by Moro and critic Alexis Clements, as well as a commissioned interview between Porter and renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Shio Kusaka: Ceramic Works


This exhibition will feature new ceramic works by the artist, who is known for her playful and open approach to the medium, as well as her characteristic line work and intuitive sense of color.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Talking to the Girls: Intimate and Political Essays on the Triangle Fire (online)


On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the eighth floor of the Asch Building in Greenwich Village, New York. The top three floors housed the Triangle Waist Company, a factory where approximately 500 workers, mostly young immigrant women and girls, labored to produce fashionable cotton blouses, known as “waists.” The fire killed 146 workers in a mere 15 minutes but pierced the perpetual conscience of citizens everywhere. The Asch Building had been considered a modern fireproof structure, but inadequate fire safety regulations left the workers inside unprotected. The tragedy of the fire, and the resulting movements for change, were pivotal in shaping workers' rights and unions. A powerful collection of diverse voices, this book brings together stories from writers, artists, activists, scholars, and family members of the Triangle workers. Nineteen contributors from across the globe speak of a singular event with remarkable impact. One hundred and eleven years after the tragic incident, Talking to the Girls articulates a story of contemporary global relevance and stands as an act of collective testimony: a written memorial to the Triangle victims.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Under Pressure: Urban Housing and Other Hybrids (online)


Brian Phillips, Scott Erdy, Laia Mogas-Soldevila, and Nader Tehrani are contributors to a book edited by Hina Jamelle about instigation and design in urban housing. This book gathers and contextualizes relevant conversations in urban housing unfolding today across architecture through four topics: Learning from History, Changing Domesticities, Housing Finance and Policy, and Design and Material Innovation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lecture | Science and the History of Non-Existent Things (online)


Discovery, either when considered as a process of uncovering or of creation, involves the bringing into existence of the new. What does not or does not yet exist plays a predominant role in science and technology. What do scientists look for and how does their way of searching influence what they find? The antechamber of discovery is not as, as is frequently thought, an inscrutable "private art" marked by a punctual "Eureka!" moment. It is a rich cultural, social, economic and political space where sought-after imaginary perpetrators have recognizable characteristics that have remained fairly constant throughout many centuries. A study of the half-empty glass of scientific research reveals surprising patterns in the search agendas that have shaped modern science and technology. Speaker: Jimena Canales, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Screening | Secrets of Indie Animators Revealed


International, award-winning independent animation directors Bill Plympton and Signe Baumane present clips from their latest feature films and talk about their very different production processes. Signe Baumane is an independent filmmaker and artist. She writes, directs, designs and animates her films. Featuring exclusive clips from her new feature film, My Love Affair with Marriage. Bill Plympton is an American animator, designer, cartoonist and filmmaker. He has animated The Simpsons and is a two-time Oscar nominee. Featuring clips from his newest feature film, Slide. Free Bill Plympton sketches are available for attendees.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Discussion | What Can New York Learn from Reopening the Chinatowns of Manhattan, Flushing, and Sunset Park? (online)


New York City’s Chinatowns were some of the neighborhoods hardest hit by COVID-19. As they recover from the impacts of the pandemic and citywide spikes in xenophobia and anti-Asian violence, Chinatowns have demonstrated remarkable resilience by drawing on a legacy of self-reliance and community-driven efforts. This is a discussion among leaders from business, arts, and community-based organizations in Manhattan's, Sunset Park's, and Flushing's Chinatowns for a dialogue on their neighborhoods’ resilience and reopening. The conversation will explore what New York City can learn from Chinatown as we emerge from the latest pandemic lockdown, and how these enclaves provide a symbol of the city’s resilience during times of catastrophe and economic downturn, from 9/11 to COVID-19 and #StopAAPIHate. Journalist Eveline Chao will moderate a discussion with Wellington Chen (Chinatown BID/Partnership), Yin Kong (Think!Chinatown), Jerry Lo (Glow Community Center), and Paul Mak (Brooklyn Chinese-American Association) as they reflect on the needs and aspirations of their communities—unique and shared—as they learn from the past to plan for a post-pandemic future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | The Victorian Letterforms of Ethel Reed (online)


Explore the Victorian-era hand-lettering featured in Poster House’s latest exhibition Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property with type historian Patricia Childers. Take a close look at the letterforms this pioneering graphic artist used in her poster designs and the modern typefaces they’ve inspired, and hear about the processes and techniques used to marry the hand-lettering in seamless composition with Reed’s captivating illustrations. Questions about hand-lettering and the evolution of typography are strongly encouraged.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Author Reading | The Promise: Epic South African Novel (online)


The winner of the 2021 Booker Prize, Damon Galgut's novel is an epic South African drama that unfurls against the unrelenting march of history, sure to leave its readers transformed. A family, reunited by four funerals over thirty years, remains haunted by an unmet promise, just as their country is haunted by its own failures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Poetry Reading | unlock your storybook heart: New Poetry (online)


Poetess amanda lovelace's third and final installment in her feminist poetry series.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussion | Covid: Primary Sources (online)


The Covid Pandemic at Two Years: Join Bellevue Literary Review editors and authors for a reflection on creativity in the face of a global pandemic, from both artists and healthcare workers who experienced it firsthand. In the early days of the pandemic, people from all walks of life turned toward creativity to grapple with the overwhelming fear, isolation, and loss. Whether keeping a journal, writing poetry, making music, or painting, we used artistic expression to document those extraordinary times and maintain our sense of humanity. Now, two years on, art remains a critical tool to help us interrogate, memorialize, and heal. Covid: Primary Sources is a conversation with healthcare workers, poets and writers who've interpreted the pandemic in a variety of ways. Hosted by BLR Editor-in-Chief Danielle Ofri and BLR Board Member Ashley McMullen, the event will feature BLR authors Benjamin Kessler, Shanda McManus, Mallika Sekhar, and Haolun Xu, exploring our relationship to the pandemic then, now, and beyond.
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Tour | Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More (online)


Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Mortals: Deeply Imaginative Graphic Novel (online)


From writer John Dermot Woods and artist Matt L. comes a deeply meditative graphic novel about aging and posterity. Set in Brooklyn, the story revolves around Francis, an aging actor fiercely tethered to his craft, an obsession that threatens to estrange him from his family.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Party | Rare Grooves Listening Party with DJ Ben Boogz


By night, Ben Boogz of the creative duo 2 Hungry Bros is a renowned performer, hip hop producer and one-time resident at the Nuyorican Poetry Club. But by day, Ben Moreno is a long-time staff member at the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts in the role of Assistant Manager of Archival Media Services. This Rare Grooves listening party presents the best of both of Ben's sides: the devoted researcher and crate-digger of obscure and overlooked classics and the unmatched wizard on the wheels of steel. Join us as Ben Boogz spins a carefully curated set of jazz, Latin, soul, funk, and rock sides, all sourced from the endless audio goldmine that is the LPA collection. You will be sure to hear new beats, discover deep cuts, and keep on groovin' until the doors close.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Lecture | Violence and Visionary Pessimism: The Jewish Contribution to Film Noir (in-person and online)


This talk will explore the historical circumstances in which Jewish artists - some emigres from Hitler's Europe like Edgar Ulmer, Robert Siodmak, and Billy Wilder, others Americans of European immigrant descent like Phil Karlson, John Berry, and Ben Hecht - decisively stamped classic Hollywood noir with their own thematic preoccupations and visual techniques. Using clips from noirs on (and a few off) the 2020 program, this talk will consider these films' sometimes submerged, sometimes explicit allusions to Hitler's programs of euthanasia (The Spiral Staircase) and genocide (The Stranger, Ace in the Hole) as well as the German POW camps (Act of Violence), German and American anti-Semitism (Address Unknown, Crossfire), the Fascist mindset, and the atomic age inaugurated by Hiroshima (Gilda, Notorious). Speaker Ann Douglas is the author of two books: The Feminization of American Culture (Knopf, 1977) and Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s (FSG, 1995).
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Classical Music | Violins and Viols in Restoration England (online)


Featuring works by Matthew Locke, John Jenkins, Thomas Lupo, Christopher Simpson, Thomas Brewer, John Hingeston, William Cranford, John Ward, Orlando Gibbons and others. With Vita Wallace and Claire Smith Bermingham, violins; Lawrence Lipnik and Patricia Ann Neely, violas da gamba.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
$5

Classical Music | Cello Recital (in-person and online)


Eliana Razzino Yang, Cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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