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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 13, 2023?

22 free events take place on Monday, 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 things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, March 13, 2023

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free events nyc Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
free events nyc As Above: Family Struggles to Hear Each Other
free events nyc Josef Hofmann, Genius and Dreamer (2019): documentary
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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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Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 11 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Start times: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
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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Jazz | An Eclectic Afternoon of Jazz (In Person and Online)


Jazz concert at an intimate venue featuring the Ingrid Jensen Quartet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Forum | Breaking the Divide: Connecting Communities


A parallel dialogue at the 67th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women under the priority theme of “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.” PACE ( Progressive American Community Empowerment) believes in bridging development gaps by bringing together NGOs on the ground, the private sector, and decision-makers to ensure that challenges are met in a unique, sustainable, and transformative manner. PACE shares its story and best practices on food security, health access, workforce development, and helping to foster connectivity at home and abroad under the vision of “building, growing, and living together.” They will explore: - Building inclusive communities - Fostering connectivity - Food security - Nutritional education - Workforce development - Digital healthcare access - Civic engagement
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshop | Memoir Writing Workshop


A writing session led by author Jon Curley. Taking inspiration from life events, participants will be encouraged to use reflection as a way to enhance their writing styles in any preferred mode.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Staged Reading | Dark-Skin Support Group: Navigating a Treacherous Terrain


Dark-skin Black Americans face disproportionate amounts of violence in relation to their lighter-skin Black siblings. "Dark-Skin Support Group" is a network in which dark-skin Black folks finally have the space to discuss colorism openly and honestly with each other. Watch as participants navigate this treacherous terrain in the hopes of answering the question, "Can any space in this world truly be safe for dark-skin Black people?" Written by Ugba.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Hidden: Case of the Wandering Toddler (online)


One dark December night in a small seaside town, a little girl is found abandoned. When her mother finally arrives, authorities release the pair, believing it to be an innocent case of a toddler running off. But it's not. With author Melanie Golding.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Staged Reading | As Above: Family Struggles to Hear Each Other


In Christine Quintana's play, Jo, a once-prominent botanical researcher eight years sober, begins to rebuild her life. An estranged daughter, a grieving mother, and a lonely brother seek to communicate with one another through a noisy world. Complicated human relationships mirror the relationships between trees and the mycelial networks that connect them. Only in the quiet of the forest can things become clear again.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free

Other | Horror Film Trivia Hour


"Want to play a game?" Come test your knowledge and join the Live Trivia Hour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:30 pm
Free

Jazz | Works for Jazz Drums (In Person AND Online)


Peter Raphael Glynn, jazz drums. Program Peter Raphael Glynn, Forever Growing Bean Harry Warren (1893-1981), Summer Night Chick Corea (1941-2021), Morning Sprite (1989) Peter Raphael Glynn, Dance of The Felines (For Suki and Keeko) George Gershwin (1898-1937), Someone to Watch Over Me (1926) Peter Raphael Glynn, The Artist and The Fisherman
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Screening | Josef Hofmann, Genius and Dreamer (2019): documentary


Josef Hofmann was a Polish pianist and composer who worked with many illustrious musicians. This video documentary, Josef Hofmann, Genius and Dreamer, produced in 2019 as part of a series for Polish TV devoted to eminent Polish figures of the past by director Pawel Kloc, tells Hofmann's story. The film features interviews with musicologists and critics like Will Crutchfield and Josef Horowitz, and commentary on Hofmann by Glenn Gould, Witold Lutoslawski. The film will be introduced by Josef Hofmann scholar Gregor Benko.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | Magic To Do: Pippin's Fantastic, Fraught Journey to Broadway and Beyond


A discussion with author Elysa Gardner and composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz about Gardner’s new book which traces the creation and legacy of one of Schwartz’s great musicals and his collaboration with the iconic choreographer Bob Fosse. Schwartz’s celebrated musicals include Wicked and Godspell, and he has won three Oscars for his film work, which includes classics such as Pocahontas and Enchanted. Also in the discussion will be noted actor Tovah Feldshuh, who performed in Pippin. The event will be moderated by Adam Feldman, theater critic and editor at Time Out New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussion | Ethics in Public Art (In Person AND Online)


Artists and activists debate the intersections between public art and issues of equity, representation, social justice, and beyond. What are the impacts, positive and negative, that public art can have on the built environment? Drawing on their personal experiences and work, Laurie Anderson, Firelei Báez, Walter Hood, and Justin Garrett Moore explore the thorny issues surrounding the decision-making process of civic projects and the motivations that lie behind public art and monuments. What happens when artistic and creative concerns clash with commercial and political ones? How should social justice and equity be addressed through aesthetics? And how can public art best be used to strengthen and uplift communities? About the Speakers Laurie Anderson is a writer, director, composer, visual artist, musician, and vocalist who has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, experimental music, and technology. Anderson has published 10 books and been nominated for five Grammys throughout her recording career with Warner Records and Nonesuch. Her album Landfall, a collaboration with the Kronos Quartet, received a Grammy award in 2018. Anderson had created numerous audio-visual installations as well as films such as Home of the Brave (1986), Carmen (1992), and Hidden Inside Mountains (2005). Her film Heart of a Dog (2015) was chosen as an official selection of the 2015 Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. The New York–based artist Firelei Báez casts diasporic histories into an imaginative realm, reworking visual references drawn from the past to explore new possibilities for the future. Born in 1981 in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, to a Dominican mother and a father of Haitian descent, Báez traces her concerns with the politics of place and heritage back to her upbringing on the border between the island of Hispaniola’s two neighboring countries, whose long-standing tensions are predicated in large part on ethnic difference. In exuberantly colorful works on paper and canvas, large-scale sculptures, and immersive installations, Báez combines representational cues that span from hair textures to textile patterns, plant life, folkloric and literary references, and wide-ranging emblems of healing and resistance. Often featuring strong female protagonists, her paintings incorporate the visual languages of regionally specific mythology and ritual alongside those of science fiction and fantasy to envision identities as unfixed and inherited narratives as perpetually evolving. Walter Hood is the Creative Director and Founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California. Hood Design Studio is a cultural practice, working across art, fabrication, design, landscape, research and urbanism. Hood creates urban spaces that resonate with and enrich the lives of current residents while also honoring communal histories. Hood melds architectural and fine arts expertise with a commitment to designing ecologically sustainable public spaces that empower marginalized communities. Over his career, he has transformed traffic islands, vacant lots, and freeway underpasses into spaces that challenge the legacy of neglect of urban neighborhoods. Through engagement with community members, he teases out the natural and social histories as well as current residents’ shared patterns and practices of use and aspirations for a place. Justin Garrett Moore is the inaugural program officer for the Humanities in Place program at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. With over 15 years of public service with the City of New York, Moore has led several urban design and planning projects. From 2016 to 2020, he was the executive director of the New York City Public Design Commission. His work spanned housing and community development, place and open space design, historic preservation, public art and monuments, and civic engagement. In 2021, Moore received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and was named to the United States Commission of Fine Arts by President Joseph Biden.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | 2 New Novels: The Schoolhouse / Scorched Grace


From Sophie Ward, the Booker Prize-longlisted author of Love and Other Thought Experiments, comes The Schoolhouse, a masterful and gripping thriller about truth, silence, and the weight of the past. Meanwhile, Margot Douaihy presents her masterful debut, Scorched Grace, in which Sister Holiday, a chain-smoking, heavily tattooed, queer nun, puts her amateur sleuthing skills to the test.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Staged Reading | Dark-Skin Support Group: Navigating a Treacherous Terrain


Dark-skin Black Americans face disproportionate amounts of violence in relation to their lighter-skin Black siblings. "Dark-Skin Support Group" is a network in which dark-skin Black folks finally have the space to discuss colorism openly and honestly with each other. Watch as participants navigate this treacherous terrain in the hopes of answering the question, "Can any space in this world truly be safe for dark-skin Black people?" Written by Ugba.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Staged Reading | Thornwood: Disappearance in Westchester


In Richard Vetere's play, over thirty years earlier, when Eve Harris lived in Thornwood in Westchester County, her daughter Kaylee disappeared and was never heard from again. Now broke and addicted to drugs and alcohol, Eve lives alone in a desolate rural area of New York State. One day she is visited by Detective Harper Gray telling her that she will be closing the file of Kaylee's cold case. But soon the visit turns into an interrogation and the truth is made clear, that Detective Gray has a completely different agenda for personal reasons.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas, and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists Featuring: J. Bouey, Marielys Lely Burgos Meléndez
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Refuge: Art Songs by Jewish American Refugee Composers


The Jewish-American Cantor David Berger from Chicago and the pianist Joyce Rosenzweig from New York reflect on their new album Refuge an originally historic topic which unfortunately seems very present again in these days. America has been a unique place of refuge and safety for Jews from around the world for hundreds of years. It has not always been the perfect “Goldene Medine” (Golden Land) of immigrant lore. But, in no other place in history have Jewish communities been able to thrive as they have in the United States. An immigrant people in an immigrant land, most American-Jewish families can trace their ancestors’ arrivals at Ellis Island or other ports of entry to the early 20th century. Each of the composers whose music included in this CD came to the United States as refugees fleeing anti-Semitism. In America they found refuge. Their contributions to American-Jewish music (and American music more generally) are manifold. For most of the pieces presented here, this is the first recording, and they represent a vital part of the story of American-Jewish music. They give testimony to the spirit and creativity of the refugee composers who crafted them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Who We Are Now: Stories of What Americans Lost and Found During the Covid-19 Pandemic (online)


Michelle Fishburne did the unthinkable during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic: she motor-homed 12,000 miles all over the United States and sat down with hundreds of people face to face. Everyone's story is different. Some, like Fishburne, lost their jobs. Others lost family, friends, and even their own health and well-being. And yet among the difficulties, many found something that had eluded them before the pandemic. Fishburne lets us hear people's stories as if we were there, in real time, at the beginning of COVID-19, when employment was uncertain, schools were online, and American life more unpredictable than ever before.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Classical Music | New York Philharmonic's Principal Clarinetist and Grammy-winning Quartet perform Prokofiev and Dvorak


The New York Philharmonic's principal clarinetist, Anthony McGill ("trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character," NY Times) leads a program inspired by indigenous American culture. Joining him is one of the country's foremost string quartets, The Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet (Simin Ganatra, first violin; Austin Hartman, second violin; Mark Holloway, viola; Brandon Vamos, cello). Program: Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953) Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92. James Lee III (1975 - ) Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet. Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904) Quartet in A-flat major, Op. 105. Anthony McGill is the principal clarinetist for the New York Philharmonic, after having served for a decade as principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. McGill was a recipient of the 2000 Avery Fisher Career Grant[5] and was the 2020 recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, awarded to "solo instrumentalists who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and excellence in music." Along with Itzhak Perlman (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), and Gabriela Montero (piano), he recorded and performed Air and Simple Gifts, composed by John Williams, for the inauguration of United States President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. The Pacifica Quartet is a professional string quartet based in Bloomington, Indiana. The group has won numerous prizes including Chamber Music America's prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award in 2002, the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2006, and was named "Ensemble of the Year" by Musical America in 2009. The ensemble is known for its traversal of the complete string cycles of a single composer, and in recent years have toured and recorded the quartets of Elliott Carter, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Shostakovich. Attendees MUST arrive 10 minutes before event begins AT THE LATEST.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Classical Music | Works by Liszt, Schubert, and More, Inspired by the Legend of Faust


Program Liszt (1811-1886), Mephisto Waltz (based on Nikolaus Lenau’s scene from Faust) Charles Gounod (1818-1893)/Liszt (1811-1886), Waltz from the Opera Faust Pable de Sarasate (1844-1908), Nouvelle Fantasie sur Faust de Gounod Keaton Hoy, The Tragedy of Marguerite for B flat Schubert (1797-1828), Gretchen am Spinnrade (1814)  Charles Gounod (1818-1893), Final Scene from Faust
   New York City, NY; NYC
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