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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 18, 2024?

29 free events take place on Monday, March 18 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 18 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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29 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, March 18, 2024

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Workshop | Morning Meditation


Start your day by balancing your mind, body, and spirit during instructor guided meditation. This renowned practice lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Morning Meditation

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
Tours, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Master Class | Jazz Trumpet Master Class


Jazz Trumpet Master Class with Ruud Breuls.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Jazz Trumpet Master Class

Lecture | Responding to Shoah: 5 Literary Responses (online)


Speaker: Professor Zev Garber, Editor, “Shofar” Academic Journal of Jewish Studies; Professor Emeritus and Chair of Jewish Studies, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Responding to Shoah: 5 Literary Responses (online)

Book Discussion | In Visible Presence: Soviet Afterlives in Family Photos


A faded image of a family gathered at a festively served dinner table, raising their glasses in unison. A group of small children, sitting in orderly rows, with stuffed toys at their feet and a portrait of Lenin looming over their heads. A pensive older woman against a snowy landscape, her gaze directed lovingly at a tombstone. These are a few of the evocative images in In Visible Presence by Oksana Sarkisova and Olga Shevchenko, an exquisitely researched book that brings together photographs from Soviet-era family photo archives and investigates their afterlives in Russia. In Visible Presence explores the photographic images’ singular power to capture a fleeting moment by approaching them as points of contestation and possibility. Drawing on over a decade of fieldwork and interviews, as well as internet ethnography, media analysis, and case studies, In Visible Presence offers a rich account of the role of family photography in creating communities of affect, enabling nostalgic longings, and processing memories of suffering, violence, and hardship. Together these photos evoke youthful aspirations, dashed hopes, and moral compromises, as well as the long legacy of silence that was passed down from grandparents to parents to children. With more than 250 black and white photos, In Visible Presence is an astonishing journey into domestic photography, family memory, and the ongoing debate over the meaning of the Soviet past that is as timely and powerful today as it has ever been.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, In Visible Presence: Soviet Afterlives in Family Photos

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Get in 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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Workshops, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

Discussion | A Conversation with Writer Dan Berger (online)


Dan Berger is a historian of activism, Black Power, and the carceral state. His most recent book is Stayed on Freedom: The Long History of Black Power Through One Family's Journey (Basic Books, 2023), which has been praised as "a triumph in storytelling" (Hanif Abdurrqib) and "an original and necessary book" (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor). His essays have appeared in Boston Review, Jewish Currents, and The Washington Post, among elsewhere. He is a professor at the University of Washington Bothell and curates the Washington Prison History Project.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, A Conversation with Writer Dan Berger (online)

Jazz | An Afternoon of Jazz (In Person AND Online)


The Brianna Thomas Band.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, An Afternoon of Jazz (In Person AND Online)

Concert | Jewish Songs and Dances for Piano (online)


A performance of Joel Engel's Five Piano Pieces (1923): a collection of Jewish folksongs, dances, and Hasidic nigunim in virtuosic piano arrangements. Engel's earlier Jewish Folksongs volumes I, II, and II (featured by YIVO in November 2020 and June 2021) were the first published classical compositions to feature Yiddish folksongs. His use of Yiddish folk music in his compositions proved to be influential and inspired the Society for Jewish Folk Music and the composers affiliated with it to create a vast oeuvre of similar work. This collection of five pieces will be performed by pianist Thomas Kotcheff.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Jewish Songs and Dances for Piano (online)

Workshop | Creative Writing Workshop


A weekly writing session led by 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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Workshops, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Creative Writing Workshop

Classical Music | Violin Works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and More (In Person AND Online!)


Dominique Riley Valenzuela, Violin. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 Beethoven (1770-1827), Violin Sonata No. 7, Op. 30 No. 2 Chen Yi (b. 1953), Memory Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Violin Works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and More (In Person AND Online!)

Lecture | Moral and Immoral Whiteness in Immigration Politics (in-person and online)


Speaker Yalidy Matos is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. Her scholarship sits at the intersection of race, ethnicity, and politics (REP), immigration, and identity politics. Broadly, her work explores how social identities operate for various groups in the United States, by asking timely questions that investigate important topics such as immigration politics and policy, voting behavior, and political representation. In 2022, Matos was named a 2022 American Political Science Association Distinguished Junior Scholar in Political Psychology. Matos is the author of Moral and Immoral Whiteness in Immigration Politics (Oxford University Press, 2023).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Moral and Immoral Whiteness in Immigration Politics (in-person and online)

Other | Live Trivia Hour: Women's History Month Edition


Come celebrate Women's History Month and join the Live Trivia Hour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Boom! (1968) with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton


Secluding herself in an island mansion in the Mediterranean with her servants and nurses, the wealthy Flora "Sissy" Goforth prepares for her impending death — and she isn't the only one who's waiting. Known for his attraction to the dying rich, poet Chris Flanders ingratiates himself with the wilting Sissy. Although her friend the Witch of Capri explains Flanders' "Angel of Death" nature to her, Sissy embraces the vulture-like Flanders. Director: Joseph Losey Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Noël Coward Elizabeth Taylor began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She then became the world's highest paid movie star in the 1960s, remaining a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend of Classic Hollywood cinema. Richard Burton established himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s, and gave a memorable performance as Hamlet in 1964. He is widely regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation. Burton was nominated for an Academy Award seven times, but never won. He received BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and Tony Awards for Best Actor. In the mid-1960s, Burton became a top box office star, and by the late 1960s, he was one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Boom! (1968) with&nbsp;Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

Book Discussion | Patchin Place: The Powyses and Literary New York (online)


How has Patchin Place, a small street in Greenwich Village, managed to be almost unchanged from the 1840s to the present day in a dynamic city like New York? And what influence did residing there have on the numerous writers, including poet E. E. Cummings and novelist Djuna Barnes, who made it their home? Raymond Crozier, Honorary Professor of Psychology at Cardiff University, explores the history of Patchin Place and its literary connections, focusing on the street's residents, especially during the 1920s and 1930s when Greenwich Village was at the heart for the modernist movement in literature.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Patchin Place: The Powyses and Literary New York (online)

Book Discussion | Shakespeare's Sisters: How Women Wrote the Renaissance


Ramie Targoff launches of her rich new group biography of women writers during the Renaissance. This remarkable work about women writers in the English Renaissance explodes our notion of the Shakespearean period by drawing us into the lives of four women who were committed to their craft long before anyone ever imagined the possibility of "a room of one's own." In an innovative and engaging narrative of everyday life in Shakespeare's England, Ramie Targoff carries us from the sumptuous coronation of Queen Elizabeth in the mid-sixteenth century into the private lives of four women writers working at a time when women were legally the property of men. Some readers may have heard of Mary Sidney, accomplished poet and sister of the famous Sir Philip Sidney, but few will have heard of Aemilia Lanyer, the first woman in the seventeenth century to publish a book of original poetry, which offered a feminist take on the crucifixion, or Elizabeth Cary, who published the first original play by a woman, about the plight of the Jewish princess Mariam. Then there was Anne Clifford, a lifelong diarist who fought for decades against a patriarchy that tried to rob her of her land in one of England's most infamous inheritance battles. These women had husbands and children to care for and little support for their art, yet against all odds they defined themselves as writers, finding rooms of their own where doors had been shut for centuries. Targoff flings those doors open, revealing the treasures left by these extraordinary women; in the process, she helps us see the Renaissance in a fresh light, creating a richer understanding of history and offering a much-needed female perspective on life in Shakespeare's day.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Book Discussions, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Shakespeare's Sisters: How Women Wrote the Renaissance

Screening | Tailor (2020): comedy/drama


The Hellenic Film Society USA presents a screening of Tailor, followed by in-person Q&A with the director Sonia Liza Kenterman. Tailor is a coming-of-old-age story set against the economic crisis in Greece. It tells the story of Nikos, a master tailor who doesn’t really fit in in the world and is withdrawn into the attic of his father’s tailoring shop. With the shop about to be repossessed and his father suddenly taken ill, the imaginative Nikos decides to take action: since customers no longer come to his shop, then he will take his shop to them. He builds a wondrously strange bricolage coach—a tailor shop on wheels—and navigates the streets of Athens to sell his wares. After a rocky start, he finds success in the poor outskirts, where life seems not to have changed for over a century. Tailor is Sonia Liza Kenterman’s first feature film. It is a Greek – German – Belgian co-production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Tailor (2020): comedy/drama

Book Discussion | Welcoming the Stranger: Abrahamic Hospitality and Its Contemporary Implications (in-person and online)


An evening of stimulating conversation, and refreshments, as we celebrate the publication of this collection of thought-provoking essays exploring the theme of hospitality as a means of building bridges between different cultures and communities. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in interfaith dialogue, social justice, and creating a more inclusive society. Its contents could hardly be more relevant today. Beginning with the story of Abraham’s hospitality to the three strangers described in Genesis18, the narrative explores both the theological evolution in and beyond the Abrahamic traditions of the principle of “welcoming the stranger,” and its on-the-ground application from India to Germany in the past to America in the present. Considered from a range of theological, cultural, legal, and political angles, the publication will be discussed by its editors Ori Z Soltes, Georgetown University, Washington DC, and Rachel Stern, The Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art, New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Welcoming the Stranger: Abrahamic Hospitality and Its Contemporary Implications&nbsp;(in-person and online)

Discussion | Artist Talk: Autobiographical Landscapes (online)


Artist Gary Tyler and art writer Allison Glenn in a conversation about racial equality, self-representation, and resistance.   The exhibition Unnamed Figures: Black Presence and Absence in the Early American North provides overlooked reflections of Black experience  with objects that range from the late seventeenth century to the pre–Civil War era. One of them is an extraordinary autobiographical landscape representing Pedro Tovookan Parris’s memories of his voyage from the eastern coast of Africa to the United States. This watercolor survives as a singular pictorial document, recording firsthand the memory of the displacements caused by slavery. Another artwork in the exhibition is Sarah Ann Major Harris’ genealogical sampler where she records the details of her family history. Made at a time when she and other Black students in Connecticut were barred from attending school, this needlework is a powerful emblem of one young woman’s bravery and perseverance in the face of racism. Drawing from his familial knowledge of textiles, artist Gary Tyler creates quilt tableaux to reflect on his life’s journey: from being wrongly accused of murder at age 16 in 1974 to his release from Louisiana’ Angola prison 41 years later. 
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Discussion | Celebrating 90 Years of the School of American Ballet


Who were the famous Russian teachers of the School of American Ballet (SAB) and what were their classes like? In this moderated discussion, you'll hear stories and memories from early SAB students, including Kay Mazzo, Barbara Walczak, and Nancy Reynolds, live demonstrations of classroom work, and some insight into how Balanchine utilized and built off this Russian training in his choreography and style as he changed the face of 20-century ballet. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Celebrating 90 Years of the School of American Ballet

Classical Music | Cello Works by Rachmaninoff & Others


Cellist Ethan Brown performs a recital. The program will include John Harbison's Solo Cello Suite, Gaspar Cassadó's Solo Cello Suite in D Minor, and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata in G Minor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Cello Works by Rachmaninoff & Others

Book Discussion | God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America's Most Hated Man (online)


Although among the best-known Revolutionary War soldiers, Benedict Arnold is overwhelmingly remembered as little more than a traitor — yet his enormously important contributions to the patriot cause in the early years of the war are, in many ways, far more important than his treason. Author Jack Kelly highlights some of Arnold's achievements and paints a realistic portrait of a still-notorious figure of American history.*
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America's Most Hated Man (online)

Book Discussion | La Captive: Proust and Film


Christine Smallwood explores Chantal Akerman's adaptation of Marcel Proust's The Prisoner, the fifth volume of In Search of Lost Time, in a text that moves elegantly between Akerman's films, Proust's novel, and Smallwood's own life.
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Film | Solaris Mon Amour (2023): Polish Documentary


A found footage documentary inspired by Stanislaw Lem's Solaris. A trance-like, personal story about loss, mourning and memory. The film consists of excerpts from films produced by the Educational Film Studio in Lodz in 1960s. Director: Kuba Mikurda 47 min. In Polish with English subtitles Followed by a discussion with Director Kuba Mikurda
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Films, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Solaris Mon Amour (2023): Polish Documentary

Workshop | Cardio Dance


This creative and fun workout fuses dance and aerobics to improve cardio fitness and tone the body. Instructor: Masayo Kado
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Workshops, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Cardio Dance

Screening | The 11th Annual Socially Relevant Film Festival


An evening of inspirational short films.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, The 11th Annual Socially Relevant Film Festival

Book Discussion | The Lie Detectives by Sasha Issenberg (In Person AND Online)


ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED Ten years ago, Sasha Issenberg's The Victory Lab was hailed as a groundbreaking examination of the data-driven revolution that was transforming American political campaigns. In The Lie Detectives, he returns to the cutting edge of political innovation to reveal how campaigns are navigating the era's most pressing challenge: how to win in a world awash in lies. The book presents a vivid snapshot of Democratic politics in the Trump years and a warning for what may come in 2024. He speaks with Maggie Haberman, political correspondent for The New York Times, about a political class trying to come to terms with an exploding social media landscape and using every weapon in its arsenal to counter the biggest threat it has ever faced to its way of doing business and winning power.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, The Lie Detectives by Sasha Issenberg (In Person AND Online)

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. With: Riven Ratanavanh, evan ray suzuki, Laurie Berg
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Dance Performances, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Dance Works-in-Progress

Talk | Women in Art: Polish Jewish Women Who Fought the Nazis (online)


During the Holocaust, there were a number of resistance movements with people who fought courageously and unrelentingly against the oppression of the Nazis. Among the ranks of these resisters were hundreds of Jewish women, some as young as sixteen years old, who risked torture, imprisonment, and death to save fellow Jews. They became couriers, medics, fighters, and saboteurs. In the end, some made it to safety, but many were captured or died in the process of trying to save others. The lives of these women remained largely untold until author Judy Batalion chronicled their remarkable lives in her book The Light of Days. Now, based on black and white photographs that have survived, artist Paula Blumenfeld is telling their stories visually, portraying in their faces their resolve, courage, selflessness, and dedication.
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Talks, March 18, 2024, 03/18/2024, Women in Art: Polish Jewish Women Who Fought the Nazis (online)
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Classical Music | Choral Work by Haydn and More at a Landmark Venue

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