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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 3, 2023?

26 free events take place on Friday, March 3 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 3 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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26 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, March 3, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
free events nyc 50-Voice Choir Performs Mendelssohn, Tallis, and More
free events nyc Mr. B: George Balanchine's 20th Century (online)
free events nyc Orchestra of St. Luke's: Viajes y Raices
        

Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Conference | The Constitution and Political Economy


Spurred by the publication of Joseph Fishkin and William E. Forbath's book The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution: Reconstructing the Economic Foundations of American Democracy (Harvard 2022), this conference brings together cutting-edge thinkers and scholars working in a variety of areas to explore what it would mean to put constitutional arguments at the core of law and political economy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
Free

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
10:00 am
Free

Festival | First Friday: Exhibitions, Tours, Workshops, Performances


Explore the museum's exhibitions and attend a tour, workshop, performance, or activity throughout the day. Here's the day's entire lineup of activities: 1pm: Exhibition Design Tour with Director of Design & Exhibits, Ola Baldych 6:30pm: In-Person Archives Tour led by Collections Manager Melissa Walker 6:30pm: Thermal Paper Art Workshop 7pm: Butoh Performance featuring the New York Butoh Institute
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Classical Music | 50-Voice Choir Performs Mendelssohn, Tallis, and More


Walther Christian Academy Choir women's shelter benefit concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free

Gallery Talk | Residential Rising: Lower Manhattan Since 9/11: Curator's Tour


Museum's director Carol Willis will offer a gallery tour of the show, which focuses on Downtown's doubled population and transformed skyline over the past twenty years. Start times: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. 5pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Talk | Culturally Minded Disaster Response (online)


In the presentation with respect to disaster relief response, Fatima Mann will address what currently exists for relief efforts, what efforts have arisen since Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey, what are the issues with the current infrastructure, policies that support the current infrastructure, policies that are being advocated to support more human-centered approaches, operational and policy recommendations for FEMA, and other relief programs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | Decolonization: Impact Beyond the Ivory Tower? (online)


A panel will focus on how decolonization of Slavic studies is being considered and practiced by academic librarians, journalists and civil activists. What might we learn from practices in use outside the academy? Moderated by Douglas Rogers, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Yale University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Claude Gillot: Satire in the Age of Reason: Exhiibition Tour


A session on 18th century French artist Claude Gillot, the innovative, brilliant outlier of his age whose work inspired so many artists who followed. We'll explore his diverse talents in the context of his time, and look closely at a few of his most engaging works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Film | Sherlock, Jr. (1924) and One Week (1920), silent films with live accompaniment


In Sherlock, Jr. (1924), Buster Keaton is a movie theater projectionist who wants to become a detective. In a wild dream sequence that comprises most of the film's running time, Buster becomes that detective – the infamous Sherlock, Jr. – and solves the mystery of a robbery he'd been accused of committing. Full of inventive sight gags and thrilling stunts, Sherlock, Jr. is many Keaton fans' favorite of his films. One Week (1920), is a film short and Keaton's first solo comedy. The program will be accompanied on piano by Ben Model (MoMA, TCM, Library of Congress), who will also introduce the films and hold a Q&A. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Mr. B: George Balanchine's 20th Century (online)


George Balanchine, arguably the greatest choreographer of all time, was also a cultural titan of the 20th century. A co-founder of the New York City Ballet, the Russia-born Balanchine brought ballet in the U.S. to the forefront of modernism. Jennifer Homans has had full access to his papers and many of his dancers in researching and writing Mr. B: - a comprehensive history of Balanchine's life and times. Ms. Homans, who was named The New Yorker's dance critic in 2019, is also the founder and director of the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, where she is also on the faculty.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Lecture | Peru: From Perpetual Crisis to Tipping Point?


Speaker Alberto Vergara is a professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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2:00 pm
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Symposium | Trans Lineages


The Trans Lineages Symposium is a one-day event centering the trans thinkers who came before us and the trans lineages we extend through our own work, activism, and research. In this symposium we honor and turn back to those who made our work possible, focusing on the importance and necessity of honoring transgender histories, genealogies, and lineages in contemporary work in transgender studies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Open Mike | Open Mic Night


Current MFA students read their work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Timothy Lai: Double Wall


In Timothy Lai’s exhibition, things left unsaid reside in waiting. Silence crouches as an omnipresent figure living within the familial unit, unleashed sometimes as performative protection, and at other times, leashed as a placeholder against emotions that cannot or will not be articulated. Amid this verbal lack, Lai’s work materially bristles. The works reflect their domestic setting, showing vignettes of encounters between family members. These encounters are pushed compositionally, almost theatrically, to the foreground, pulling the viewer to witness these skirmishes. The works in Double Wall teeter on the precipice between conflict and resolution. In Apologia, Apology, the figures reside in the margins, in a non-confrontational stasis of pause. The air vibrates with the “dot dot dot” of feelings inarticulable. This tension Lai builds up in heavy impasto; the architectural negative space becomes an actor within the dynamic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | 2 New Books: On Freedom / The Persuaders


What is the meaning and experience of freedom and why is persuasion a key toward enacting change and progress? Join authors Maggie Nelson and Anand Giridharadas as they discuss these questions and more as part of a conversation in conjunction with the publication of their respective books, On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint and The Persuaders: At the Front Lines of the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Battle: Understanding Conflict from Hastings to Helmond (online)


What are the critical factors that determine the outcome of battles? Which is more decisive in a clash of arms: armies or the societies they represent? How important is the leadership of the commanders, the terrain over which the armies fight, the weapons they use and the supplies they depend on? And what about the rules of war and the strategic thinking and tactics of the time? These are among the questions Graeme Callister and Rachael Whitbread seek to answer as they demonstrate the breadth of factors that need to be taken into account to truly understand battle.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Screening | American Landscape: Tap Dance Film Celebrating American Land and Its Habitats


American Landscape was presented at the Joyce Theater in New York City in 1991, an epic work using the sound of tap combined with original scores created by choreographer Brenda Bufalino. Blended with this organic landscape is the melodic and poetic voice of American composer Hoagy Carmichael. Together they create the rhythmic, tonal and essence vibrations of American mountains, valleys, animals, and rivers. The American Landscape was presented by the American Tap Dance Orchestra on tour from 1991-1993, receiving accolades across the country and abroad. The film includes pieces such as "Stardust" and "Skylark," celebrating the land and its habitats; and a quintessential Carmichael suite entitled, "Sing Me a Swing Song & Let Me Dance." Also included is the Tap Dance Orchestra’s classic a capella piece “The Buffalo Suite,” and solos by Brenda Bufalino and the American Tap Dance Orchestra members. Frank Kimbrough appears on piano, Joe Fonda on bass, and Pat Tortorici on vocals.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Classical Music | Modern Works for French Horn, Flute, and Piano In Person AND Online


Lisa Pike, French horn; Karen Demsey, flute; and Elizabeth Rodgers, piano, perform modern pieces that explore, through imagery and metaphor, the way universal themes of nature, inventiveness, and past experience of all kinds create new beginnings. Program Charles Koechlin (1867-1950), Les Confidences d'un Jouer de clarinette Op. 141 (1934) No. 4 L'appel du Matin No. 7 Réveil No. Sonnerie de Waldhorn à la fète d'Eckerswir avant le bal Ian Clarke (1964-present), The Great Train Race (1993) Melanie Bonis (1858-1937), Scènes de la foret (1930) iii. Invocation iv. Pour Artêmis Wendy Griffiths, Sheltering Suite (2020) My Corona Jumping Bean Climbing the Walls Dream Song Lamentation Dance Messianique Jan Bach (1937-2020), 2-Bit Contraptions (1970) Being a Collection of Diverse and Sundry Musical Amusements for a contaminated Rainy Afternoon Second Lieutenant Calliope Gramaphone Pinwheel Gary Schocker (1959-present), Water Music (2010) i. Waves ii. Sun Seating is first come first serve.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Classical Music | Music for New Beginnings (In Person and Online)


The music in this concert explores, through imagery and metaphor, the way universal themes of nature, inventiveness and past experience of all kinds create new beginnings. Lisa Pike, french horn; Karen Demsey, flute; Elizabeth Rodgers, piano. Program: Charles Koechlin (1867 - 1950) Les Confidences d'un Jouer de clarinette Op. 141 Ian Clarke (1964 - ) The Great Train Race Melanie Bonis (1858 - 1937) Scènes de la foret Wendy Griffiths ( - ) Sheltering Suite Jan Bach (1937 - 2020) 2-Bit Contraptions Gary Schocker (1959 - ) Water Music
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Classical Music | Orchestra of St. Luke's: Viajes y Raices


The Orchestra of St. Luke's Viajes y Raices, or Journeys and Origins, is an intimate reflection on memory, place, and identity. The performance features the music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tania Leon, alongside formidable composers in Leon's creative community: inti figgis-vizueta and Keyla Orozco. Paying homage to a wide variety of traditions, the concert program includes a series of string quartets, illuminating how each composer reflects on their own origins and explorations through their distinct musical language. Program: Tania Leon Esencia inti figgis-vizueta Talamh (Land) Keyla Orozco Souvenirs
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Concert | The Songs We Write: A Night of Live Original Music


Sit back and enjoy original live music. Featured performers are a mix of local songwriters, composers, and Song A Week members. Each artist will be performing music they have written.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Classical Music | Works by Haydn, Brahms, Chopin, and More for Piano


Edmund Arkus, piano. Program Haydn (1732-1809), Capriccio in C, Hoboken XVII:4 (1789) Brahms (1833-1897), Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel (1861) Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805-1847), Abschied Von Rom Farewell to Rome (mid-1830s) Enrique Granados (1867-1916), Three Spanish Dances (1890) Chopin (1810-1849), Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante (1834)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Classical Music | Modern Works for Piano, Cello, and More


Composer Samuel Lord Kalcheim presents two major new works, both inspired by Ancient Greek writings: Sonata for Violoncello Solo Three Maxims of Delphi, a three-movement, solo work written for and performed by Spanish cellist Juan Aguilera Cerezo, a virtuoso champion of new music; and Ancient Hymns and Prayers, a song cycle based on the composer's translations of mostly Greek texts. The cycle was written for and will be premiered by non-binary tenor Kristyn Michele, who recently starred Off-Broadway in the Trans Entertainment Guild's production of The Civility of Albert Cashier. Juan Aguilera Cerezo, violoncello; Tobiasz Siankiewicz, alto saxophone; Daniel Beliavsky, piano; Nicholas Pietromonaco, piano; Kristyn Michele, tenor; Jason Weisinger, piano. Kalcheim-Only Program: Grand Duo for Alto Saxophone and Piano Sonata for Violoncello Solo, Three Maxims of Delphi Six Morning Miniatures for Piano  Ancient Hymns and Prayers: Six Songs for Voice and Piano 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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