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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 6, 2024?

20 free events take place on Monday, May 6 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 6 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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20 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, May 6, 2024

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free events nyc October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre
free events nyc Choreographer George Balanchine's Little Known Works
free events nyc Piano Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Robert Schumann, and More
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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
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Tours, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Fair | October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre


To celebrate the end of his two years of service as a medic in the Israel Defense Forces' paratrooper division, Tomer Meir joined 13 of his friends at the Nova Musica Festival on the weekend of October 6 in Re'im in southern Israel. It was his first ever music festival. "It was the best moments of my life. I can't explain the state we were in," the 21-year-old told the New York Jewish Week. "It was pure love -- people dancing, laughing, smiling. All the good stuff that we're living for." Until 6:29 a.m. on Saturday morning. The red alerts, the rockets and the running. "The music stopped. The rockets started. We started running for our lives," Meir said. Meir is a survivor of the Nova Music Festival Massacre, where Hamas militants killed 364 festival-goers and took at least 40 hotstages on the morning of Oct. 7. Six months after the attack, Meir is in New York sharing his story as part of an interactive exhibit about that day, which he says is helping him heal. The Nova Musical Festival exhibition, titled October 7th, 06:29AM, is an immersive step into what it was like to be at the festival when it was attacked. Screens show clips from the attack on Nova are displayed next to personal and camping items taken from the festival recreating the festival layout. The exhibit, which debuted in Tel Aviv for 10 weeks in December, was created by Israeli designers and cultural producers, many of whom were producers with the Nova Music Festival itself. It was brought to New York with the help of Scooter Braun, the Jewish-American music producer and philanthropist. The exhibit recreates the visuals and sounds of the Nova Music Festival massacre. But the New York version is in some ways "more intense," according to Yael Finkelstein, a volunteer who collected items from the Nova site and helped set up both the Tel Aviv and New York exhibit. New elements at the New York exhibit include dozens of video testimonies from survivors, Zaka volunteers and family members, as well as graphic raw footage taken on Oct. 7 from both festival-goers and Hamas militants. In addition, survivors of the massacre such as Meir and Sassi will be at the exhibit every day to share their stories and answer questions. Their goal, Meir said, is to show New Yorkers that the horror they experienced could happen to anyone.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
$3
Fairs, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre

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, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

Concert | Piano in the Park


Come on by and tap your toes to The Big Apple's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists around! Featuring special events and performances by distinguished musicians. Today's pianist: Kuni Mikami.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, Piano in the Park

Lecture | Artist Ber Ryback's Formal Approach to Jewish Art (online)


The visual and plastic works, as well as writings, of Jewish Ukrainian artist Issachar Ber Ryback (1897-1935) present a formal approach to national art, diverging from prevalent depictions of Jewish identity. Spanning illustration, drawing, painting, sculpture, stage design and theoretical writing, Ryback’s diverse body of work brings to the fore a material cult of everyday Eastern European Jewish life that was often overlooked. Central to the discussion is Shtetl, mayn khorever heym: a gedekhenish (Shtetl: My Destroyed Home, a Recollection), a lithograph album, conceived in 1917 within the Pale of Settlement and published in Berlin six years later in 1923. By closely analyzing the lithographs and Ryback’s contemporaneous writing, Noa Tsaushu examines the ways in which the artist exploited notions of materiality and visual representation to defy conventions of monolithic medium, push back against the Western European paradigm of Jewish aniconism, and challenge the hegemony of text as the Jewish medium of choice. Speaker Noa Tsaushu is a doctoral student of Yiddish Studies at Columbia University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, Artist Ber Ryback's Formal Approach to Jewish Art (online)

Talk | Israel's Seven Front War: Gaza and the West Bank (online)


Gregg Roman examines Gaza and the West Bank in this week's session of Israel's Seven Front War. This series is a collaborative endeavor between the Middle East Forum and American Jewish University. Over seven sessions, this series promises to provide in-depth analysis and insights into the multifront war Israel has been combatting since October 7. Beginning with Hamas's brutal assault on October 7, Israel has found itself in a multi-front war, according to Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, attacked from seven fronts: Gaza and the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Turkey, and Iran. In this seven-part series, presented by American Jewish University and the Middle East Forum, AJU scholar in-residence Rick Richman will moderate discussions with MEF experts on each front, in an essential new set of programs on Israel's fight for its future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Talks, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, Israel's Seven Front War: Gaza and the West Bank (online)

Lecture | Status at Work: Power, Race, and the Law in the Immigrant Workplace (in-person and online)


Speaker Shannon Gleeson is the Edmund Ezra Day Professor at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, Status at Work: Power, Race, and the Law in the Immigrant Workplace (in-person and online)

Film | Pandora's Box (1929): silent drama


In this acclaimed German silent film, Lulu is a young woman so beautiful and alluring that few can resist her siren charms. The men drawn into her web include respectable newspaper publisher Dr. Ludwig Schon, his musical producer son Alwa, circus performer Rodrigo Quast and Lulu's seedy old friend, Schigolch. When Lulu's charms inevitably lead to tragedy, the downward spiral encompasses them all. Director: G. W. Pabst Cast: Louise Brooks, Francis Lederer, Carl Goetz, Alice Roberts
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Birdwatching | Evening Drop-in Birding


Witness the spectacle of spring migration with Gabriel Willow as songbirds follow the Atlantic Flyway northwards. Look for orioles, tanagers, warblers, vireos, and other migrants in the wilds of the park, and learn about the finer points of their identification and ecology.
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Screening | Choreographer George Balanchine's Little Known Works


Although over sixty ballets by Balanchine remain in repertory, over forty years after his death, there are many more that either fell out of repertory during his lifetime or have become little-known rarities since his death. Alastair Macaulay, critic and historian of the performing arts, presents a selection from The Gods Go A-Begging (1928) to Adagio Lamentoso (1981): among the dancers are Alexandra Danilova, Tamara Toumanova, Tanaquil Le Clercq, Edward Villella, Suzanne Farrell, Patricia McBride, and Merrill Ashley. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Screenings, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, Choreographer George Balanchine's Little Known Works

Open Studios | Open Studios


Senior students will open their studios for viewing along with other exhibition spaces throughout the building.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Open Studioss, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, Open Studios

Book Club | Scatterlings by Resoketswe Martha Manenzhe (in-person and online)


Discuss Resoketswe Martha Manenzhe's lyrical, moving novel that tells the story of a multiracial family when the Immorality Act is passed, revealing the story of one family’s scattered souls in the wake of history.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, Scatterlings by Resoketswe Martha Manenzhe (in-person and online)

Book Discussion | Stefan Sagmeister: Now is Better


A panel discussion with the acclaimed Austrian-born US based contemporary graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister. The focus of the talk will be Sagmeister’s latest publication, which was released in 2023 by Phaidon Press. A slide presentation by Stefan Sagmeister will be followed by a conversation moderated by Dr. Stephanie Buhmann, Head of Visual Arts, Art, and Architecture, as well as a Q&A segment with the audience.
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Book Discussions, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, Stefan Sagmeister: Now is Better

Book Discussion | The Light Eaters: How the Unseen World of Plant Intelligence Offers a New Understanding of Life on Earth


Atlantic staff writer Zoë Schlanger delivers a groundbreaking work of popular science that probes the hidden world of the plant kingdom and reveals the astonishing capabilities of the green life all around us. It takes tremendous biological creativity to be a plant. To survive and thrive while rooted in a single spot, plants have adapted ingenious methods of survival. In recent years, scientists have learned about their ability to communicate, recognize their kin and behave socially, hear sounds, morph their bodies to blend into their surroundings, store useful memories that inform their life cycle, and trick animals into behaving to their benefit, to name just a few remarkable talents. The Light Eaters is a deep immersion into the drama of green life and the complexity of this wild and awe-inspiring world that challenges our very understanding of agency, consciousness, and intelligence. In looking closely, we see that plants, rather than imitate human intelligence, have perhaps formed a parallel system. What is intelligent life if not a vine that grows leaves to blend into the shrub on which it climbs, a flower that shapes its bloom to fit exactly the beak of its pollinator, a pea seedling that can hear water flowing and make its way toward it? Zoë Schlanger takes us across the globe, digging into her own memories and into the soil with the scientists who have spent their waking days studying these amazing entities up close.
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Book Discussions, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, The Light Eaters: How the Unseen World of Plant Intelligence Offers a New Understanding of Life on Earth

Book Discussion | Where Are Your Boys Tonight? The Oral History of Emo's Mainstream Explosion 1999-2008 by Chris Payne


Author Chris Payne discusses his book, Where Are Your Boys Tonight? The Oral History of Emo's Mainstream Explosion 1999-2008, with writer Leslie Simon. If Meet Me in the Bathroom traced New York City's early 2000’s rock scene, Where Are Your Boys Tonight? gives the inside story of the turn-of-the-millennium emo subculture that became bigger than anyone thought possible. There was Pete Wentz, the Fall Out Boy leader who launched a litany of scene-stealing bands and preposterous side-hustles, and Gerard Way, the wizard behind My Chemical Romance and The Black Parade. Panic! At the Disco and Paramore emerged soon after—a pair of intrepid outsiders who got massive playing by their own rules. As they ascended, MySpace took over the internet and the age of influencers dawned, with emo its choice aesthetic.  Music journalist Chris Payne experienced emo's mainstream takeover from sweaty crowds and mosh pits growing up in New Jersey. In Where Are Your Boys Tonight? he offers an authoritative, impassioned, and occasionally absurd account told through interviews with more than 150 people, from the scene's biggest bands, producers, and managers to the teenage fans who helped redefine American music culture.
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Book Discussions, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, Where Are Your Boys Tonight? The Oral History of Emo's Mainstream Explosion 1999-2008 by&nbsp;Chris Payne

Classical Music | Choral Works


MSM Chorale; Deborah Simpkin King, Director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, Choral Works

Concert | Electronic Music


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Concerts, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, Electronic Music

Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Hindemith, Samuel Barber, Villa-Lobos, and More


The Mannes Orchestra; Laura Gentile, Julius Mauldin, conductors. Program Hindemith (1895-1963), Der Schwanendreher Natsumi Osborn (b. 1999), Narratives Samuel Barber (1910-1981), Symphony No. 1 Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), Kuolema: Valse Triste, Op. 44 Villa-Lobos (1887-1959), Choros No. 6
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Play | Like a Little Grain of Sand: The Scapegoat's Story


At the age of 18, Giuseppe Gulotta is forced to confess to the murder of two policemen in a small barracks in Alcamo. The crime hides an unspeakable mystery: statesmen who deal with neo-fascist groups, arms trafficking and drugs. In order to cover up the silence, any scapegoat would do. Through the "human" story of Giuseppe (but also those of Salvatore and Carmine - the other designated scapegoats) the play attempts to give justice to its personal dimension, that of a life nearly entirely taken away for dreadful reasons. The performance is the last chapter of the quadrilogy A Sud della Memoria that Mana Chuma has devoted to the contemporary history of Southern Italy. In Italian with English Supertitles
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Plays, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, Like a Little Grain of Sand: The Scapegoat's Story

Classical Music | Piano Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Robert Schumann, and More


Yueke Guan, Piano, performs works by Beethoven, Chopin, Robert Schumann, and more.
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Concerts, May 06, 2024, 05/06/2024, Piano Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Robert Schumann, and More
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