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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 9, 2024?

22 free events take place on Saturday, March 9 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 9 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 Saturday, March 9, 2024

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free events nyc Meg: A Play About Sir Thomas More's Daughter by Tony Winner Paula Vogel
free events nyc The Duchess of Buffalo (1926): silent film
free events nyc Bertolt Brecht and 21st Century Verfremdung
free events nyc The Angel Makers: Desperate Hungarian Wives
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Conference | Re-imagining Ruralities: From Heartlands to Hinterlands


This two-day workshop brings together humanities scholars and social scientists to think about how the rural has been imagined and might be reimagined in the context of globalization. Often conceived – in idyllic and pastoral genres – as a realm offering a refuge from globalization and its driving forces, capitalism and (neo)colonialism – or, alternatively, as a realm about to lose its distinctiveness as it is swallowed up by planetary urbanization, how can we imagine ruralities – pluralized, historicized and thought across their materialities, epistemologies, and affectivities – otherwise? And, conversely, how might we imagine globalization as not only about urbanization but also about ruralization? To move away from the dominant binary through which rurality is thought – that of the country versus the city – we look to concepts like the heartland, the hinterland, the borderland, the commodity frontier, the plantation, the provincial, the peripheral, and the regional to reimagine ruralities as coextensive with not just the urban but also the suburban and the wilderness, but harboring distinct qualities, quandaries and potentialities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Birdwatching | Weird Duck Spotting


It's winter and you know what that means. That's right, it's Weird Duck Time! Shovelers, scoters, or mergansers: which duck do you think has the most insane bill? This is a stroll by the water to see if we can spot any of these winter visitors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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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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Workshop | SharQui: The Bellydance Workout


In a SharQui class, you’ll learn new moves and combinations in flow. You’ll gradually build up to more complex movements starting with the very basics! If you can walk in place, you can belly dance with SharQui. This class is taught to music with easy-to-follow steps that will surely get your heart pumping. Instructor: Kaitlin Hines-Vargas
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussion | Artist Talk: Shifting Coordinates


The role of the border zones in both geo-political and metaphorical senses is central to speaker Fiamma Montezemolo’s interdisciplinary practice. An artist and cultural anthropologist, her imagined and conceptual mediations in videos and installations use poetic and documentary strategies to pose questions about cultural positions and experiences in art and life. The artist joins Betti-Sue Hertz, Director and Chief Curator, Wallach Art Gallery, and Martina Angelotti, Director, ON Bologna, for a discussion on the evolution of her work and the look ahead for her practice. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Film | A Haunting in Venice (2023) with Tina Fey and Michelle Yeoh


Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world's most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a seance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. He soons gets thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets when one of the guests is murdered. Director: Kenneth Branagh Cast: Kyle Allen, Kenneth Branagh, Camille Cottin, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Jude Hill, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, Kelly Reilly, Riccardo Scamarcio, Michelle Yeoh Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. Fey was a cast member and head writer for the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1997 to 2006. After her departure from SNL, she created the NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2006-2013, 2020) and the Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015-2020), the former of which she also starred in. Fey is also known for her work in film, including Mean Girls (2004), Baby Mama (2008), Date Night (2010), and more. Michelle Yeoh is a Malaysian actress. Yeoh played supporting roles in the romantic comedies Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and Last Christmas (2019), as well as in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) and the television series Star Trek: Discovery (2017-2020). For her starring role as an overwhelmed mother navigating the multiverse in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022), she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first Asian to win the category, and the first Malaysian to win an Academy Award. She has since starred in the action comedy series The Brothers Sun (2024).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Film | Hidden Figures (2016) with Octavia Spencer, Kirsten Dunst, Mahershala Ali, and More


Three brilliant African-American women at NASA – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. Director: Theodore Melfi Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell Octavia Spencer is an American actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Golden Globe Award, and is the first black actress to receive two consecutive Oscar nominations. Kirsten Dunst is an American actress. She gained recognition for her role as child vampire Claudia in the horror film Interview with the Vampire (1994), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She also had roles in her youth in Little Women (1994) and Jumanji (1995). Dunst gained wider attention for her role as Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007). She earned her fourth nomination for a Golden Globe and first nomination for an Academy Award for her performance in the psychological drama The Power of the Dog (2021). Mahershala Ali is an American actor. He has received multiple accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019, and in 2020, The New York Times ranked him among the 25 greatest actors of the 21st century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Play | Meg: A Play About Sir Thomas More's Daughter by Tony Winner Paula Vogel


Meg, the audacious early play by Tony Award winner Paula Vogel, flips the script on Henry VIII and the Tudors. Daughter to the famous and beloved Sir Thomas More, Meg feels certain that she'll follow in his steps as a brilliant scholar, with village idiot Will Roper as her trophy husband. But, as family secrets begin to come to light, Meg is forced to question the scholar's life her father has set out for her. Will her father's love or her husband's devotion help her realize her dreams, or keep her from discovering herself? Vogel's comic and cutting feminist vision questions how we construct histories, and who we leave out of them. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Discussion | Calling to the Ancestors: Garifuna Women as Embodied Archives


In honor of Garifuna Heritage Month (March 11-April 12), this is an afternoon with Garifuna scholar Dr. Daisy E. Guzman Nunez and artists Luz F. Soliz Ramos and Catherine Ochun. Together, through performance, conversation, and food, they recreate the Garifuna interior as an intergenerational, matrilineal space that calls to the ancestors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Film | The Duchess of Buffalo (1926): silent film


A baron desires the woman that his son wants to marry, causing far-reaching complications. Director: Sidney Franklin Cast: Constance Talmadge After starting her career as a teenager at Brooklyn's Vitagraph Studio, Constance Talmadge became one of the most popular comediennes of her day in starring features such as Dulcy (1923), Her Sister from Paris (1925), and this program's deftly-played farce The Duchess of Buffalo (1926). Since many of her films have been lost or unavailable, her talents have been neglected, so this program is the perfect opportunity to highlight her many talents. This screening features piano by MoMA's Ben Model, with an introduction and Q&A by film historians Model and Steve Massa. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free

Film | Minari (2020): Korean Immigrants in the Ozarks


The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. Director: Lee Isaac Chung 115 min. In Korean with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Forum | Death Cafe: A Discusson on Death


An informal, group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. The purpose of Death Cafe is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." This is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Studies into Darkness: The Perils and Promise of Freedom of Speech


A conversation on a timely publication on censorship, speech, and making social justice visible. Artist and book designer Nontsikelelo Mutiti engages with co-editors Carin Kuoni and Laura Raicovich and book contributor Gabriela López Dena.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Classical Music | Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue (In Person AND Online)


Enjoy a program of hymns, anthems, and voluntaries for the organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Lorenzo Bueno: New Art


Lorenzo Bueno is an American artist who was born in Argentina in 1991.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | Proust Against Despair: Jozef Czapski and the Impact of Proust


This event explores the influence of Marcel Proust’s writings on Polish writer and painter Jozef Czapski (1896-1993). From his early literary criticism, to a series of lectures he gave on Proust’s great novel while a prisoner-of-war in the Soviet Union during WWII, and on to his later journals and essays, Czapski derived enormous inspiration from the French novelist. In the 1920s, Czapski lived and worked in Paris with a small band of Polish  painters; during these years he rubbed shoulders with people who knew Proust and inhabited his milieu. Once the Second World War ended, Czapski again made France his home, as a political refugee, living with a group of spirited men and women who founded Kultura, a periodical of European culture and realpolitik that became the displaced voice of Polish politics and literature throughout the postwar communist era. This event will explore aspects of how In Search Of Lost Time guided Czapski’s life and work–and held off despair in dark moments of the 20th century. About the Speakers Eric Karpeles is the author of Paintings in Proust. With the publication of three books, he has introduced Polish painter and writer Józef Czapski to English language readers, having translated Czapski's Lost Time: Lectures on Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp, written a biography, Almost Nothing: The 20th Century Art and Life of Józef Czapski, and produced an artist's monograph, Józef Czapski: An Apprenticeship of Looking.  Monika Zaleska is a writer, translator, and PhD candidate in comparative literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is writing her dissertation on Proust’s influence on Polish writer and artist Józef Czapski. She is currently a lecturer in Polish Studies at Hunter College.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opera | LYSISTRATA, OR THE NUDE GODDESS


The Nude Goddess is not your mother's Lysistrata. It's not even the one by Aristophanes. This iconic comedy, unveiled in 411 B.C.E., eyes the women of Athens and Sparta, disgusted by an endless, pointless war, who barricade themselves in the Athenian treasury and swear a sanction on sex until their men make peace. Composed by Mark Adamo Libretto by the Composer after Aristophanes Cast: Alexandra Kzeski, Allen Pearcy Galeana, Marcella Astore, Brianna Dulock, Mary-Hollis Hundley, Enes Pektas, Wei Chen, Brea Marshall, Ping Gu, Katherine Li, Lindsey Kanaga, Claire Coven, Colin Safley, Dmitry Mironov, Himanshu Barot, Samuel Rachmuth, Zhedong Ren Content Advisory: Adult Language / Adult Content, Sexual Content, Depiction of Warfare
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Play | The Government Inspector: A Play About Politics and Greed in Imperial Russia


When the locals in a small town in Russia learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit, an unfortunate case of mistaken identity sends the village spiraling into a world of panic and greed. The Government Inspector is often said to be Nikolai Gogol’s masterpiece, a comedy of errors that provides clever commentary on the extensive political wrongdoing of Imperial Russia. When it opened, it caused an uproar in the Russian press. Eventually, Tsar Nicholas I had to intervene in order for the production to move forward. Since its premiere in the 1830s, The Government Inspector has been translated and adapted for many different productions. Written by Nikolai Gogol Directed by Jonathan Drahos
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Performance | Bertolt Brecht and 21st Century Verfremdung


An investigation of playwright Bertolt Brecht's concept of Verfremdung (defamiliarization), which originated in the early plays he wrote during the Weimar period. Using 21st-century examples from politics and culture alongside Brecht's own testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947, the performers will work with actors using verbatim performance to activate Verfremdung and demonstrate that how we say something is just as important as what we say.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Dance Performance | Movement Research Dance Festival


Cosmic A* (2021), created and performed by Charlie Prince, is a solo performance concert that observes the body as an archaeological space and engages this body in rituals of excavation – revealing new and unbound mythologies, allowing for a limitless agency of self-representation and rootedness. Created in response to the multiple crises in Lebanon between 2019 – 2021, this new, stripped down version for the MR Festival is a meditation on the last three years, looking back, looking in and forward as a transposition of the work for a different context and time. The body is a site of being. It is matter that is shaped, deformed, that ascends and emerges. It is a site of revolution, of oppression. Of representation and mis-representation. Of wholeness and fragmentation. It is the surface where ideas and action meet. It is the container of manifestos, of traumas, of unanswered questions and fragile answers. The body has never crystallized. It is always becoming. Over and over again.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Play | Meg: A Play About Sir Thomas More's Daughter by Tony Winner Paula Vogel


Meg, the audacious early play by Tony Award winner Paula Vogel, flips the script on Henry VIII and the Tudors. Daughter to the famous and beloved Sir Thomas More, Meg feels certain that she’ll follow in his steps as a brilliant scholar, with village idiot Will Roper as her trophy husband. But, as family secrets begin to come to light, Meg is forced to question the scholar’s life her father has set out for her. Will her father’s love or her husband’s devotion help her realize her dreams, or keep her from discovering herself? Vogel’s comic and cutting feminist vision questions how we construct histories, and who we leave out of them. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Play | The Angel Makers: Desperate Hungarian Wives


Based on a true story, the women in a small Hungarian town find a solution to the extensive oppression by their husbands--with consequences to their very souls. Written by Amanda Freedman & Lorenzo Pipino
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
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