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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 4, 2019?

28 free events take place on Saturday, May 4 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 May 4 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 May . 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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Sat, May 4, 2019
28 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Saturday, May 4, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Tour | Jane's Walk 2019: 275+ Walks All Over the City


This annual event is a global festival of free, volunteer-led walking conversations inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs. During Jane’s Walk weekend, the simple act of exploring the city is enhanced with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement. Jane’s Walk encourages people to share stories about their neighborhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and connect with visitors and neighbors alike. The three-day event comprises more than 275 free walk all over the city.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Jane's Walk 2019: 275+ Walks All Over the City

Lecture | Mental Health First Aid Training


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking public education program which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course, which uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect persons to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches about the risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Lectures, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Mental Health First Aid Training

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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Tours, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Festival | Lincoln Center 60th Anniversary Block Party


Lincoln Center welcomes you and your family to celebrate their 60th anniversary. The festivities begin at 10:00am with a special land acknowledgment ceremony and dance performance, and continues into the afternoon with indoor and outdoor events across campus. There will be live musical performances, exhibitions, dance presentations, a raffle, and film programming.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Festivals, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Lincoln Center 60th Anniversary Block Party

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Workshop | Braille Study Group


Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired. It is traditionally written with embossed paper. Braille users can read computer screens and other electronic supports using refreshable braille displays. They can write braille with the original slate and stylus or type it on a braille writer, such as a portable braille notetaker or computer that prints with a braille embosser.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Braille Study Group

Workshop | Tai Chi to the People


A walk-in tai chi class with a curriculum tested at the Tai Chi World Cup. Breathwork, visualization, and body-mechanics unite in this unique evolution of the tai chi system that gives practitioners something tangible to take with them in every class. Taught by former US Tai Chi Push Hands Team captain and World Cup silver medalist Jan Lucanus.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Tai Chi to the People

Workshop | Visual Literacy: Connecting Words And Images


What image would you use to describe “noise” or “the future”? This is a visual literacy workshop for researchers to learn how and why the Picture Collection names its wide array of visuals. This is a hands-on interactive workshop.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Visual Literacy: Connecting Words&nbsp;And Images

Talk | How To Prepare For A Job Interview


Success during an interview depends on how well you prepared beforehand. John Crant discusses how to research a job opportunity before you interview and become fully prepared for interview success. And, with the right follow-up, you remain memorable – not leaving your success to chance. The session is based on the secrets that executive recruiters use to prepare their candidates to win. John Crant is a career coach, speaker and author of the book Self Recruiter® Changing the Rules. He has been speaking and educating through his seminar series at corporate events with the YMCA in NYC, and at The New York Public Library’s Job Search Central. His specially designed series is now coming to colleges and universities to teach the Secrets to Launching Your Career in a Changed Job Market and his corporate programs help teams excel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Talks, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, How To Prepare For A Job Interview

Workshop | Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness


Shape Up NYC‘s dance fitness classes are fun! Colorful outfits are encouraged! Every Saturday through September 28, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness

City Walk | Walk With A Librarian: Inwood


Who has a masterful understanding of Inwood's community’s past and present history? A neighborhood librarian of course! The staff will lead you on an exploration of Inwood's rich and changing history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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City Walks, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Walk With A Librarian: Inwood

Workshop | Yoga For Beginners


In this session you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system.  No prior experience with yoga is necessary. Yoga Can relieve chronic ailments. Can relieve back pain, stress, anxiety and tension. Strengthens the spins. Takes only 5-10 minutes to practice daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Yoga For Beginners

Workshop | Organic Gardening: Sowing Soil And Transplanting Into The Garden


This workshop will include different types of soil: acidic, compacted, sandy, rich, and how to test your soil. The workshop will also include differences between in-the-ground gardening or container planting. Furthermore, the importance of companion planting, shade and sun-loving plants, where to plant diverse species, as well as space required and watering schedule will be explored.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Organic Gardening: Sowing Soil And Transplanting Into The Garden

Film | Wonder (2017): Oscar Nominated Drama Starring Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson


Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 113 min. Director: Stephen Chbosky. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts. At the 90th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Wonder grossed $132.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $173.2 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $305.6 million, against a production budget of $20 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Wonder (2017): Oscar Nominated Drama Starring Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson

Festival | Urban Wildlife Festival


Get up close and personal with NYC's wildlife residents. Learn about squirrels, turtles, skunks, urban birds, and more. You’ll also be able to see various tortoises, raptors, a skunk, a porcupine, and an opossum. Walk away with knowledge about the best places to see wildlife in New York City and how to safely interact with them. You’ll also learn more from New York State-licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Urban Wildlife Festival

City Walk | Walk with a Librarian: Seward Park


Who has a masterful understanding of Seward Park community’s past and present history? A neighborhood librarian of course! Learn from these amazing experts who live and breathe community as they take you for a walk beyond their local library walls.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Walk with a Librarian: Seward Park

Workshop | Warm from Within Deep Breathing Workshop


Come to enjoy deep breathing with Wim Hof/Tsa Lung- inspired techniques! This program is easy to join as the breathing is (as always) a continuous flow. -- Learn how to warm from within -- Experience the "energy body" within minutes with e.g tingling sensations -- Improve health, avoid sickness -- Gain mood boosts -- Learn about the science on breath, the latest studies on improving immune system, from depression/anxiety to happier states
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Warm from Within Deep Breathing Workshop

Film | Wake in Fright (1971): Australian Psychological Thriller


After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent. 109 min. Director: Ted Kotcheff. Starring Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty.  Wake in Fright was one of two Australian films to be nominated for the Grand Prix du Festival at the 24th Cannes Film Festival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Wake in Fright (1971): Australian Psychological Thriller

Workshop | Creative Writing Class


Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Creative Writing Class

Workshop | Learn Marketing Strategies And Build A Blog For Your Business


Small Business Administration Economic Development Specialist Man-Li Lin will be present to share marketing strategies and to show how to build a blog for your business.  In this workshop you will learn: The Elements/Procedure of Marketing Market Research is the Key Market Analysis Developing a Marketing Plan Why and When to Build a Blog for Your Business Build a blog using Blogger.com step-by-step
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Learn Marketing Strategies And Build A Blog For Your Business

Staged Reading | A Last Resort: College Play


Under the advisement of Theatre Department faculty member Andy Bragen, senior playwrights present new plays in staged readings for the thesis in playwriting. Today: a reading of A Last Resort, a new play by Rudy R. Rodriguez.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Staged Readings, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, A Last Resort: College Play

Opening Reception | Emotional Support: People and Pets


James Rieck's latest series addresses and celebrates the relationship between people and pets. Animals, both wild and domesticated, have been represented in art since the beginning of civilization. Globally, scenes of hunting and companionship have peppered the walls of caves and museums throughout the ages. Art has illustrated this special bond like no other.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Emotional Support: People and Pets

Classical Music | Afternoon Organ Meditations


Diverse programs of music celebrating the great repertoire of the organ. Takes place every Saturday and Sunday from September 9, 2018 to May 26, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Afternoon Organ Meditations

Classical Music | Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC


Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC

Staged Reading | Ithaca: College Play


Under the advisement of Theatre Department faculty member Andy Bragen, senior playwrights present new plays in staged readings for the thesis in playwriting. Today: a reading of Ithaca, a new play by Kevin Lee Christensen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Ithaca: College Play

Discussion | Surrogacy, Labor and the Abolition of the Family


Sophie Lewis, Sarah Jaffe, and Melissa Gira Grant sit for a wide-ranging conversation on the oppressive nature of the nuclear family, the contradictions of commercial surrogacy, and what to learn from the struggle for sex worker rights when fighting for the rights of all pregnant people, paid or unpaid.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, Surrogacy, Labor and the Abolition of the Family

Discussion | The Legacy Of Fourteen Time Grammy Winning Jazz Musician


A discussion on legendary jazz artist Duke Ellington's music.  Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than fifty years.  Ellington was noted for his inventive use of the orchestra, or big band, and for his eloquence and charisma. He earned 14 Grammy awards from 1959 to 2000, three of which were posthumous and a total of 24 nominations. His reputation continued to rise after he died, and he was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize Special Award for music in 1999.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, The Legacy Of&nbsp;Fourteen Time Grammy Winning Jazz Musician

Jazz | A Night Of Peruvian Jazz


A special concert from Peruvian Jazz & Pan American jazz vocalist and composer Corina Bartra together with prestigous musicians.  "It is impossible to over-estimate the importance of the great Peruvian musician and vocalist, Corina Bartra …The music of Corina Bartra is quite unique, especially when she is performing Afro-Peruvian repertoire" (Raul Da Gama, worldmusicreport).  Performers Steve Sandberg, pianist, composer, is the leader of The Steve Sandberg Quartet, (featuring Zach Brock from Snarky Puppy), and has been nominated for three Emmy's for his scoring and songs for "Dora the multi-instrumentalist Dave Morgan, is a versatile composer/arranger, as well as co-leader of Funk Shui, an all horns fusion project of Jazz and Funk that he has presented many times.  Victor Murillo, bassist, originally from Mexico, plays a lot in California, and has been on several Corina Bartra projects, festivals and concerts, and on the CD, Takunde. Murillo also has his own project: Jazz & Tradiciones, of Mexican infused jazz. Perico Diaz is a Cajon player based in NYC, originally from Peru. He has played on almost all the CDs of Corina Bartra, including her instrumental project, The Afro Peruvian New Trends Orchestra. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 04, 2019, 05/04/2019, A Night Of Peruvian Jazz
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