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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 13, 2024?

16 free events take place on Monday, May 13 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 13 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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16 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, May 13, 2024

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free events nyc October 7th, 06:29AM: An Immersive Exhibition on Nova Music Festival Massacre
free events nyc Works by Dvorak and More for String Quartet
free events nyc Hairspray (1988) Directed by John Waters, Starring Sonny Bono and Jerry Stiller
free events nyc Grammy Winning Band Performs Folk, Popular, and Classical
        

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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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
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Fairs, May 13, 2024, 05/13/2024, 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.
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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: Ted Rosenthal.
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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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Classical Music | Works by Dvorak and More for String Quartet


A string quartet of American Symphony Orchestra musicians (Cyrus Beroukhim, violin; Ashley Horne, violin; William Frampton, viola; Annabelle Hoffman, cello) Program William Grant Still (1895-1978), Lyric Quartette Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004), String Quartet No. 1, "Calvary" Dvorak (1841-1904), String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96, "American"
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5:30 pm
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Concerts, May 13, 2024, 05/13/2024, Works by Dvorak and More for String Quartet

Film | Hairspray (1988) Directed by John Waters, Starring Sonny Bono and Jerry Stiller


When Tracy Turnblad, an overweight teen, auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show, she beats out the spiteful Amber von Tussle, winning over Amber's boyfriend in the process. After meeting some Black students at her school, Tracy begins to push for more racial integration on the dance show. This gets her into trouble on many sides, especially with Amber's pushy parents. Director: John Waters Cast:Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry, Ricki Lake, Jerry Stiller, Ric Ocasek, Pia Zadora John Waters is an American filmmaker, writer, actor, and artist. He rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films, including Multiple Maniacs (1970), Pink Flamingos (1972) and Female Trouble (1974). Waters wrote and directed the comedy film Hairspray (1988), which was later adapted into a hit Broadway musical and a 2007 musical film. His films contain elements of post-modern comedy and surrealism. Sonny Bono was an American singer, songwriter, actor, and politician who came to fame in partnership with his second wife, Cher, as the popular singing duo Sonny & Cher. Jerry Stiller was an American comedian and actor. He spent many years as part of the comedy duo Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara. Stiller saw a late-career resurgence starting in 1993, playing George Costanza's father Frank on the sitcom Seinfeld, a part which earned him an Emmy nomination. The year Seinfeld went off the air, Stiller began his role as the eccentric Arthur Spooner on the CBS comedy series The King of Queens, another role that garnered widespread acclaim.
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6:00 pm
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Films, May 13, 2024, 05/13/2024, Hairspray (1988) Directed by John Waters, Starring Sonny Bono and Jerry Stiller

Discussion | Strike That: Artists and Writers in Dialogue (online)


Writing and speaking in public entail constant editing, revision, redaction, and correction. Oftentimes these are dictated by style guides, genre conventions, or shifting cultural and political discourse—what some might call "political correctness”—but more often than not, by the writer's or speaker's practice of pushing the boundaries of language and craft and propriety and legitimacy. Strike That brings together visual artists, writers, and poets who critically reflect on changing language in the broader cultural and political landscape and their own work. How are vocabulary, grammar, and syntax negotiated, updated, or rejected to reflect the fissures between inner lives and political realities? How do we do so in real time and respond to crises while attending to the repair or recuperation of linguistic histories and legacies from violence and dispossession? What of translation, legibility, and opacity? When do lexicons fail us, and when are they a tool for empowerment and resistance? From neologisms to reclaiming outdated terminology, the speakers discuss the poetic and political stakes in word choice as speech and speech acts are censored, criminalized, and the speaker silenced. This conversation features Demian DinéYazhi’, Native American artist, poet, and activist, Fargo Nissim Tbakhi, Palestinian-American performance artist and writer, and SA Smythe, transmedia storyteller and assistant professor of Black Studies & the Archive at the University of Toronto.  
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Discussion | The Impact of Circle in the Square Theatre


In 1951 Circle in the Square Theatre was founded in an abandoned nightclub in Greenwich Village. It would rise to astounding heights as a driver of the pivotal Off-Broadway Movement. Through recollections, performances and a panel discussion this event will focus on the artistry and determination, the challenges, breakthroughs and relationship its two innovators shared through the beginnings. major achievements and in the ongoing impact of the Circle's phenomenal first decade. Registration required.
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Staged Reading | El Desaparecido: A New Italian Play


A reading in English of the Italian playwright Fabio Banfo, winner of the 2024 Mario Fratti Award. Translated by Carlotta Brentan. Followed by an award ceremony and final greetings.
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Book Discussion | The Pursuit of Happiness: How Classical Writers on Virtue Inspired the Lives of the Founders and Defined America (online)


What did “the pursuit of happiness” mean to our nation’s founders and how did that famous phrase become the foundation of our democracy? The Declaration of Independence identifies “the pursuit of happiness” as one of our unalienable rights, along with life and liberty. In his new book, National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen profiles six of the most influential founders—Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton—to show what pursuing happiness meant in their lives. Rosen not only elucidates the meaning of the Declaration’s famous phrase, but also takes us on a revelatory journey into the minds of the Founders, providing a deep, rich and fresh understanding of the foundation of our democracy.
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Book Discussion | There's Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension


“There is something valuable about wanting the small world around you to know how richly you are being moved, so that maybe some total stranger might encounter your stomp, your clap, your shout, and find themselves moved in return," writes Hanif Abdurraqib. He and Jennifer Wilson, two of our most ardent and attuned culture writers, as they talk about writing what they love—from music and literature to home courts, homecomings, and hometown heroes upon the publication of There's Always This Year, Abdurraqib’s new memoir of basketball and belonging.
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Book Club | Graphic Novel Book Club: The Jewish Deli by Ben Nadler


In The Jewish Deli, comics artist and deli aficionado Ben Nadler takes a deliciously entertaining deep dive into the history and culture of this food and the places that serve it up to us across the counter.
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Gallery Talk | On Anselm Kiefer’s Photography


A conversation between Joshua Chuang and Sébastien Delot on Anselm Kiefer’s photography practice inside the exhibition Anselm Kiefer: Punctum at Gagosian, New York. Chuang is director of photography at the gallery and Delot is director of conservation and collections at the Musée Picasso, Paris, and in 2023 organized the first retrospective to focus on Kiefer’s use of photography. The pair will discuss the artist’s exploration of the medium’s materials, processes, and expressive potentials and how these inform his paintings and artist’s books. Returning to perennial motifs and images, the photographs in the exhibition reinforce the continuity of themes such as ruin and destruction, and growth and renewal, across Kiefer’s oeuvre.
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Gallery Talks, May 13, 2024, 05/13/2024, On Anselm Kiefer&rsquo;s Photography

Concert | Grammy Winning Band Performs Folk, Popular, and Classical


Grammy Winners Time For Three (Nicolas Kendall, violin and vocals; Charles Yang, violin and vocals; Ranaan Meyer, double bass and vocals) perform Folk, popular, and classical selections.
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Concerts, May 13, 2024, 05/13/2024, Grammy Winning Band Performs Folk, Popular, and Classical

Classical Music | Piano Works


Jiwon Yang, Piano.
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Classical Music | Sacred Choral Works at a Landmark Venue

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Musical | Broadway Actors in a Musical

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