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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 30, 2024?

30 free events take place on Saturday, March 30 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 30 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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30 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Saturday, March 30, 2024

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Birdwatching | Birding Tour


A walk through birding hotspots in the park, led by Field Staff. Learn and build a birding community! Open to birders of all ages and experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Birding Tour

Conference | Plotting Publics: Science, Society, and Literature in Russia and Eastern Europe


This conference explores the intersections of literary culture and the scientific study of society in Russia and Eastern Europe. The literary culture of the region was fixated on studying its publics long before the science of society became a distinct form of knowledge production. Literature was also among the first to put to the test ideas of social engineering, developing social imaginaries for the future, as the sciences sought to transform the present. Given the richness of the dialogue between literary culture and the study of society, this conference asks: what epistemic frameworks did literature offer to the emergent science of society–understood broadly as studies of society, its economy, and governance–and what did it borrow? What methodological, theoretical, and political approaches did both domains of knowledge share, and how did they diverge? What can we learn by examining the two in tandem, as building upon or contesting one another?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Plotting Publics: Science, Society, and Literature in Russia and Eastern Europe

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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Tours, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Birdwatching | Birding on the Island


An experienced bird guide from NYC Audubon tours the park in search of fleeting, feathered friends at the beginning of spring! For anyone who loves birds, likes birds, is vaguely interested in birds, or just wants something fun and different to do outdoors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Birding on the Island

Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


The class is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced. You will be learning an easy-to learn short 13-movement form that provides the foundational movements for the longer Yang Style form of 103 movements. Instructor: Richard Anton Diaz, Founder of the infinite Life Institue
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Tai Chi in the Park

City Walk | A Virtual Feminist Walk Through Harlem: Celebrating Women's History Month (online)


A virtual walk through both African American Harlem and Spanish Harlem. Stop at the places where remarkable women are honored, including buildings, murals and mosaics, plaques on the sidewalk, and commemorative street corners. The women whose stories we will be hearing range from A'Lelia Walker to Nicholasa Mohr to Zora Neale Hurston, and many more. This "tour" covers too much territory for an actual walk, so can only be done virtually. After a one-hour slide presentation with live commentary, there will be lots of time for comments and Q&A. Leader: Leigh Hallingby.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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City Walks, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, A Virtual Feminist Walk Through Harlem: Celebrating Women's History Month (online)

Hike | Spring Blooming Hike


Spring has sprung. Flowers and trees are in full bloom this season. Learn some ways to identify these spring beauties and the important roles they play in our ecosystem.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Hikes, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Spring Blooming Hike

Other | Spring Flower Scavenger Hunt


Spring is a-bloom at the Seaport Museum! Join us in welcoming the season of awakening and sunshine with a fun-filled scavenger hunt aboard the 1885 tall ship Wavertree. To mark the season and commemorate Wavertree’s intercontinental crossings, this scavenger hunt challenges people of all ages to find illustrations of flowers hidden throughout the decks of this historical three-masted cargo ship. The flowers we’ll be searching for are illustrations of blossoms from countries Wavertree visited in her impressive 24-year sailing career. Those who find all the flowers in the hunt will even receive a small prize!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Others, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Spring Flower Scavenger Hunt

Hike | Spring Meditation Hike


Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Take a stroll through the park and immerse yourself in tranquility. This hike will take you through some quiet areas inside the park and allow the participant to disconnect from stress and clear their mind.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Hikes, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Spring Meditation Hike

Park Walk | Park 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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12:00 pm
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Park Walks, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Gallery Talk | Delcy Morelos: El abrazo: Artist Walkthrough


Artist-led tour of Delcy Morelos’s exhibition—the artist’s first solo presentation in the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Delcy Morelos: El abrazo: Artist Walkthrough

Birdwatching | Birding: Early Spring Migration


Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see spring migratory birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. A birding adventure around the park to look for spring migrants that include warblers, raptors and more.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Birdwatchings, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Birding: Early Spring Migration

Film | Barbie (2023) with Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and More


Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans. Director: Greta Gerwig Cast: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, Will Ferrell Margot Robbie is an Australian actress and producer. Known for her work in both blockbuster and independent films, she has received various awards and nominations, including nominations for two Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and five British Academy Film Awards. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2017 and she was ranked as one of the world's highest-paid actresses by Forbes in 2019. Ryan Gosling is a Canadian actor. Prominent in both independent film and major studio features of varying genres, his films have accrued a worldwide box office gross of over 1.9 billion USD. He has received various accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, and nominations for two Academy Awards and a BAFTA Award.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Barbie (2023) with Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and More

Play | Far Away: Naturally at War


Far Away is a 2000 play by British playwright Caryl Churchill. It has four characters, Harper, Young Joan, Joan, and Todd, and is based on the premise of a world in which everything in nature is at war. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Far Away: Naturally at War

Film | The Creator (2023): science fiction action


As a future war between the human race and artificial intelligence rages on, ex-special forces agent Joshua is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI. The Creator has developed a mysterious weapon that has the power to end the war and all of mankind. As Joshua and his team of elite operatives venture into enemy-occupied territory, they soon discover the world-ending weapon is actually an AI in the form of a young child. Director: Gareth Edwards Cast:John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, Allison Janney
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, The Creator (2023): science fiction action

Concert | Chamber Music on the Water


A one hour performance (no intermission), including a Q & A session with the musicians. The program is announced at the performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Chamber Music on the Water

Dance Performance | Thunderbird American Indian Dancers


The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers was founded in 1963 by a group of ten Native American men and women, all New Yorkers, who were descended from Mohawk, Hopi, Winnebago and San Blas tribes. They founded the troupe to keep alive the traditions, songs and dances they had learned from their parents, and added to their repertoire from other Native Americans living in New York and some who were passing through. Within three or four years, they were traveling throughout the continental U.S., expanding and sharing their repertoire and gleaning new dances on the reservations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers

Film | Big Eyes (2014): Kitsch Artist Biopic with Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz


A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. Director: Tim Burton Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston 106 min. Precded at 2pm by a meet-and-greet; followed by a discussion with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Films, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Big Eyes (2014): Kitsch Artist Biopic with Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz

Jazz | Jazz Summit


Jazz musicians from Columbia, Princeton, and Yale perform alongside jazz directors Ole Mathisen, Rudresh Mahanthappa, and Wayne Escoffery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Jazz Summit

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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Concerts, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue (In Person AND Online)

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach


Arias and Chamber Music by J.S. Bach.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Works by J.S. Bach

Opening Reception | Liu Bolin: Order Out of Chaos


For the first time, Liu’s performance of “concealing” becomes an act of “sensing,” with him holding a 3D scanner performing the action of scanning his subjects, whether they be a woman holding a cat, a man texting on a smartphone, or the artist himself. The subject is always in a meditative state. When the scanning process begins, the target completely releases him/herself (disappearing) from his/her physical state, and only communicates with his/her inner self. Liu Bolin is the observer and sensor throughout the performance: he deliberately uses an out-dated 3D scanner due to its unique capability to create a fragmented and torn aesthetic when the sculptures were produced, hinting at the impossibility of disappearing completely in the digital world. The out-dated scanner and computer program create a system of colors that are applied arbitrarily as per the different layers of scans. Liu did not attempt to alter these color patterns upon painting the sculptures, an act of yielding power to the machine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Liu Bolin: Order Out of Chaos

Film | Semmelweis (2023): Courageous Doctor vs Epidemic


In 1847 a mysterious epidemic is raging in a maternity clinic in Vienna, while the doctor Ignác Semmelweis tries to defeat puerperal fever by going against all traditional theories. Director: Lajos Koltai Stars: Miklós H. Vecsei, Katica Nagy, László Gálffi 124 min. In Hungarian with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Semmelweis (2023): Courageous Doctor vs Epidemic

Jazz | Award-Winning Jazz Pianist


Dabin Ryu is a rising global star in the jazz world who recently won first prize in Jazz Piano at the 2024 UNISA International Music Competition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Award-Winning Jazz Pianist

Concert | Rising Folk Star and Vibrant Guitarist


Few artists begin their careers with a mission statement, but few artists are as self-aware of their intent and responsibility as Nashville's Crys Matthews, who NPR's Ann Powers calls "a rising folk star." A vibrant guitarist and singer-songwriter of exquisite clarity, Matthews' statement of purpose is "to amplify the voices of the unheard, to shed light on the unseen, and to be a steadfast reminder that hope and love are the truest pathways to equity and justice." This mission comes to energetic life in thoughtfully penned and arrow-direct lyrics for songs like "Call Them In," a tribute to the iconic congressman John Lewis; "Changemakers," a cri de coeur against apathy; and "For the Women with Steel in Their Bones," which defines the primary torchbearers of the future in its title. Following in the political and musical traditions of Tracy Chapman and Woody Guthrie, Matthews' specificity and emotional depth marks her as a memorably powerful voice of the next generation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Rising Folk Star and Vibrant Guitarist

Play | Far Away: Naturally at War


Far Away is a 2000 play by British playwright Caryl Churchill. It has four characters, Harper, Young Joan, Joan, and Todd, and is based on the premise of a world in which everything in nature is at war. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Far Away: Naturally at War

Concert | Breezy, Psychedelic Pop


Carriers are Curt Kiser from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and whoever accompanies him. That community of collaborators includes members of The War on Drugs, Afghan Whigs, and The National. The sound is that of a classic songwriter surrounding his music with breezy, psychedelic textures. The lyrics are about universal themes, addressing love, patience, faith, and family with unvarnished sincerity. No cloak and dagger metaphors. No piss-takes. This is great music for a classic American roadtrip.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Breezy, Psychedelic Pop

Dance Performance | Modern Dance Studio Performance


Modern dance company Alison Cook Beatty Dance in a studio performance, followed by a Q&A with the dancers and musician Wendy Griffiths. Alison Cook Beatty Dance's artistic director Alison Cook-Beatty is a former Taylor dancer, trained in ballet and modern dance. This classically-based modern dance company explores the universal human condition through expansive and emotionally-driven movement grounded in American modern dance. The company has performed all over the US and appeared at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Ailey Citigroup Theater, DUMBO Dance Festival, and more. Program Joyful Offering Choreography by Alison Cook Beatty Music by J.S. Bach, Christian Hommel, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Helmut Muller-Bruhl, and Lisa Stewart In Spite of, Because of... The Wallpaper Choreography by Alison Cook Beatty Music by Jonathan Howard Katz New Untitled Work in Progress 2024 Choreography by Alison Cook Beatty Music by Wendy Griffiths Lacrimis (An Excerpt) Choreography by Alison Cook Beatty Music by Nicolas Lens
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, Modern Dance Studio Performance

Classical Music | French Horn Works by Mozart and More (In Person AND Online!)


Carys Sutherland, French Horn. Program Franz Strauss (1822-1905), Empfindungen am Meere, Op. 12 Jane Vignery (1913-1974), Sonate, Op. 7 Michael Kamen (1948-2003), Quintet Mozart (1756-1791), Horn Quintet, K. 407
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 30, 2024, 03/30/2024, French Horn Works by Mozart and More&nbsp;(In Person AND Online!)

Classical Music | Guitar Works by Debussy and More (In Person AND Online!) 


Ziggy and Miles Johnston, Guitar Duo. Program Debussy (1862-1918), Suite Bergamasque, L.75 Nigel Westlake (b. 1958), Mosstrooper Peak Radamés Gnattali (1906-1988), I Suite Retratos
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