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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 9, 2022?

18 free events take place on Monday, May 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 May 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 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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18 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, May 9, 2022

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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More (online)
free events nyc The Kitchen (2019): Gangster Wives with Mellisa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish
free events nyc Crumbs of Joy: Choking on a Misunderstanding
free events nyc Exploring Lady Macbeth with a Shakespearean Actress (online)
free events nyc Quartets by Medelssohn And More
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Tour | Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More (online)


Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Tours, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More (online)

Discussion | A "Feminist" Jewish Department Store in Imperial Berlin? (online)


Between 1899 and 1914, the Berlin department store N. Israel issued a series of breathtaking illustrated annual publications, which it distributed to its customers free of charge. Compiled using cutting-edge printing techniques, the albums addressed various current issues through text and extravagant and unusual displays of reproduced photographic images – with barely any direct advertising. From 1909, several volumes featured explicit “feminist” themes. These ranged from the valorization of women’s rights activists to visual celebrations of women’s contributions to western modernity in sports, politics, the arts, entertainment, and professional life – among these a female tattoo artist and snake farm owner – appearing almost a decade before German and American women gained the right to vote.  Dr. Sophie Bookhalter, in conversation with Dr. Mila Ganeva (Miami University, Ohio), explores how and why an esteemed Imperial German department store and fashion house, owned by an acculturated Jewish family, apparently took a public stance in support of women’s rights.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, A "Feminist" Jewish Department Store in Imperial Berlin? (online)

Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for 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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12:00 pm
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Workshops, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, Juggling in the Park

Jazz | Ragtime/Tin Pan Alley Piano in the Park


Todd Robbins is a New York City based performer who plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley - and is renowned for his work in Coney Island, off Broadway, and as an author of several books. Whether a sideshow, magic, circus, jazz, or burlesque act, Todd is a master of popular entertainment and can be seen on YouTube, heard playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band (he has recorded two albums with that group), or watched as host on the Investigation Discovery Channel’s new series, True Nightmares.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, Ragtime/Tin Pan Alley Piano in the Park

Classical Music | Violin Concertos by J.S. Bach and Mandelssohn (in-person and online)


Program: JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 EUGENE YSAYE Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 27 (Ballade) FELIX MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free
Concerts, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, Violin Concertos by J.S. Bach and Mandelssohn (in-person and online)

Film | The Kitchen (2019): Gangster Wives with Mellisa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish


The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison. Director: Andrea Berloff Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss 102 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Films, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, The Kitchen (2019): Gangster Wives with Mellisa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish

Book Club | Haruki Murakami's Town of Cats (online)


The young man knows that he is irretrievably lost. This is no town of cats, he finally realizes. It is the place where he is meant to be lost.. Join the book club for this short story discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Book Clubs, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, Haruki Murakami's Town of Cats (online)

Talk | Sovereignty as Enlightenment Allegory (online)


Alongside the largely unfulfilled obligations of diplomatic treaties and military alliances, the first century of modern Russian-Georgian relations also produced a striking body of literary texts which can be seen to explore deeper shifts in the symbolic valence of sovereignty. First theorized in the early modern era, sovereignty has conventionally been understood to designate the supreme authority residing in the state, as well as the political and legal independence of geographically separate states. The principle of sovereignty has been key to a prolonged and arguably incomplete transition away from a model of political authority regarded as divinely ordained and embodied in the ruling monarch towards a secular model of statehood. Common to both older and newer understandings of sovereignty is a distinction between figure and ground. Whether the figure be the ruling monarch or the state, the ground is regarded as the constituent power of the political itself, which derives its force from an inaugural act of symbolization. Although mostly identified with the force of divine sanction or social contract, the same constituent power of symbolization is also at work in art and literature. In the context of feudal relations or the absolutist state, the symbolic force of art is normally ancillary to political power, all too often serving as its cultural legitimation. Modern Russian literature arose as an Enlightenment initiative, actively promoted by the absolutist state. With: Harsha Ram
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, Sovereignty as Enlightenment Allegory (online)

Discussion | Deep Listening: Contemporary Composers of the New York Scene


What’s that sound? Music possesses a unique ability to stir our emotions, call forth memories, or even transport us to another realm of being. Listen deeply to some of New York’s most exciting emerging classical composers, including award-winning artists Bradley Harris and Cheng Jin Koh. Meet composers. Explore some of the composers’ works, other musical examples and influences.  Explore the fascinating and far-reaching associations in music, giving participants the tools to appreciate the rich web of meaning that lies below the surface of the music.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, Deep Listening: Contemporary Composers of the New York Scene

Classical Music | Works for Cello by Vivaldi, Brahms, Poulenc


Program: ANTONIO VIVALDI Cello Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 14 RV. 43 ETHEL MARY SMYTH Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 5 JOHANNES BRAHMS (arr. Carlo Alfredo Piatti) Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor, WoO. 1 FRANCIS JEAN MARCEL POULENC Les Chemins de l’amour
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, Works for Cello by Vivaldi, Brahms, Poulenc

Discussion | Is Memory Continuous with Imagination? (in-person and online)


Speakers: Felipe De Brigard (Duke) Rob Hopkins (NYU) Sarah Robins (Kansas) Shayna Rosenbaum (York)  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, Is Memory Continuous with Imagination? (in-person and online)

Birdwatching | Birding Tour of the North Woods


Discover birding in the more serene northern part of the Park during the height of songbird migration. Mondays, April 25-May 23, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, Birding Tour of the North Woods

Classical Music | Works fro Clarinet


Hector Noriega Othon, Clarinet. Program: CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR Introduction et Rondo, Op. 72 LOUIS CAHUZAC "Arlequin" for Solo Clarinet GERALD FINZI Five Bagatelles CARL MARIA VON WEBER Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 48 MARIANO MORES El Firulete
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, Works fro Clarinet

Staged Reading | Crumbs of Joy: Choking on a Misunderstanding


Paolo, who's not allowed to eat sugar because of his diabetes, attempts to eat a Nutella sandwich in secret. He nearly chokes. His wife finds him struggling to breathe, and she thinks the stains on his shirt are blood stains. She begins to panic, convinced that Paolo's on the verge of death. She runs out onto the street to look for help. While she's gone, Paolo manages to swallow his sandwich, and settles back down like nothing happened. That's when Ida returns, still in her confused state, bringing with her a passerby who offered to help. But the passerby can't understand what the problem is. Written by Giorgia Brusco
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, Crumbs of Joy: Choking on a Misunderstanding

Reading | Voices of Lefferts: The Flatbush-PLG Community Writing Journal (online)


Featuring contributors Jean Baron, Jennifer Chen, Rina Kleege, Norma Williams, Andrea Phillips-Merriman, Laura Thorne, Caroline Holden, and Robert Gibbons.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, Voices of Lefferts: The Flatbush-PLG Community Writing Journal (online)

Discussion | Exploring Lady Macbeth with a Shakespearean Actress (online)


Ismenia Mendes will talk about Lady Macbeth-a role that she played to great acclaim in 2019 production of MAC BETH. She will discuss the challenges and rewards of playing one of Shakespeare's most iconic leading women. She will also read an excerpt of Act 1: Scene 7 "Was the hope drunk wherein you dressed yourself?" Hosted by Nathan Winkelstein.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Discussions, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, Exploring Lady Macbeth with a Shakespearean Actress (online)

Classical Music | Quartets by Medelssohn And More


Two acclaimed quartets, Jupiter Quartet and Jasper Quartet, join forces for a program of classic and contemporary octets. The Jupiter Quartet is "an ensemble of eloquent intensity ... one of the mainstays of the American chamber-music scene" (New Yorker); the "outstanding" Philadelphia-based Jasper Quartet (New Yorker) received acclaim by The New York Times for its album, Unbound, as one of the year's best. The two quartets recently recorded a new album together, released by Marquis Classics in 2021. Program Mendelssohn Octet Dan Visconti Eternal Breath Florence Price String Quartet No. 1 Michi Wiancko To Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, May 09, 2022, 05/09/2022, Quartets by Medelssohn And More
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