Looking for something free to do today on Sunday, March 18 in New York? Check out these freebies:
“PASSOVER PALOOZA.” Celebrate Passover with a matzo factory tour, book fair and kid’s concert featuring the Mama Doni band, who play funky music with a Jewish twist. Also sample Matzo Granola, a recipe from Mama Doni and Rachel Harkham’s upcoming cookbook. 1 p.m. Free. Streit’s Matzo Factory, 150 Rivington St. (718) 813-7170.
SONGS & SNACKS. Head to an indie pop/rock show starring Australian singer and pianist Jo Schornikow, performing songs from her latest album “First Time, Long Time.” There’ll also be a surprise Scottish guest and shortbread and oatcakes for everyone. 9.30 p.m. Free. Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., Brooklyn. (718) 302-3770.
PROSE PARTY.Attend the third annual “Sunday Salon/Bread Loaf Dark Tower Reading” and hear five poets and writers ruminate on race and identity. The event features talented writers of color and musical guest, Greene Girl. 7 p.m. Free. Jimmys 43, 43 E. 7th St. (212) 982-3006.
LOOKING AHEAD THIS WEEK:
STARRY, STARRY NIGHT. Take in Kirk Douglas’ portrayal of the tortured artist Vincent van Gogh in “Lust for Life.” The 1956 movie also stars Anthony Quinn, who won an Oscar for his performance as van Gogh’s artist pal Paul Gauguin. Mon. 3/19, 4 p.m. Free. Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Ave. at E. 86th St. (212) 628-6200.
OBJECT OF CONFECTION. Satisfy your sweet tooth as over a dozen bakeries across the city give out free treats as part of Macaron Day in NYC. Collect stickers from 10 stores and receive a 12-piece gift box from Francois Payard Bakery. Go to macarondaynyc.com for full list of participating stores. Tues. 3/20 116 W. Houston St. (212) 995-0888.
SILENT BOB SPEAKS! Get advice from Kevin Smith, the iconic indie director of films like “Clerks” and “Chasing Amy” as he presents his book “Tough S—: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good.” Event space opens at 5 p.m. and priority seating is available with book purchase. Wed. 3/21, 7 p.m. Free admission. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (212) 253-0810.