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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 1, 2017?

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Tue, August 1, 2017
28 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on August 1, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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These morning classes provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center are led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris. All ages and levels are welcome. Classes are rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
Free
Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Morning Tai Chi
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Start your Tuesdays off right. Rise above the city streets and begin your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Join the Integral Yoga Institute, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and other guests for guided meditations. Open to people of all ages and experience levels.Every Tuesday, June through September.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
Free
Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Meditation in the Morning
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
Free
Tours, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
Free
City Walks, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and find balance and relaxation in a beautiful park. Guides from the Taoist Tai Chi Society will host an introductory practice of the different moves included in the basic Tai Chi set. Tai Chi is learned by doing: the instructor will demonstrate, then perform the moves with the class, and finally watch the students as they repeat them. Movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system.Every Tuesday, June through September.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
Free
Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Tuesday Morning Tai Chi
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
Free
Tours, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Harlem Tour
Dance Performance |
New York City-based choreographer and dancer Netta Yerushalmy will use the park as a site for creation and experimentation in dance. Offering a dynamic schedule of performances, Danspace Project‘s Yerushalmy will use the outdoor space to express the limits of her craft by spending entire days dancing in the park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Dance Performances, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Netta Yerushalmy, Choreographer and Dancer
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In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” Tours take place every Tuesday at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm until Dec. 12, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Tours, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
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Don't have enough time to take all of the tours? Prefer to experience Manhattan with a smaller group, but a private booking is out of reach? Then consider our All-in-One New York Tour. This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, the World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Chelsea Market and the Highline Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Tours, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, New York One-Day Tour
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Take part in these beginner classes with Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Knitting for Beginners
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
Tours, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
City Walk |
Join a three hour journey through some of New York City's most historic areas. Begin in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of America. From there, make your way through the Gansevoort Market and the Meatpacking Historic Districts and then onto the extraordinary High Line. Then relive the bygone days of a thriving cruise ship and industrial waterfront along the Hudson; we'll see where trains ran along "death avenue", where the New York harbor along the Hudson was perhaps the most significant waterfront in the world at one time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
City Walks, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
City Walk |
On this tour you not only learn about some of the most significant acts of heroism and the people who sacrificed their lives to save others, but we also discover the history of the World Trade Center, starting with the strategies in the 1950s that were put in place to build it, how it was designed, constructed, how it came down, and the new buildings that are redefining the center today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
City Walks, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Tour
Dance Performance |
The Trifecta Dance Collective explores the upcoming generation's opportunities and challenges in the current political climate. The dancers connect with the values inherited from previous generations, identifying that prejudice comes from fear and lack of understanding, and that acceptance requires a certain amount of courage. These women use dance to find the humanity that connects us all to one another, to see past our individual differences to find our common threads as citizens of the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Modern dance: United Differences
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A fun al fresco fitness series consisting of three 45-minute classes starting at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.Classes will consist of a variety of modalities including yoga, bootcamp, dance cardio, boxing, pilates and more.  Tuesdays, June 6-August 29, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Sweat Sessions
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Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
Free
Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Sahaja Meditation at the Library
Dancing |
Things heat up when the sun goes down with Sunset Salsa, featuring Talia. Get in some Salsa dancing with some of NYC’s best DJs!. Beginner Salsa dance lessons from 6:30-7:15pm, DJs start the party at 7:15pm. Tuesdays, July 11 -August 15, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
Free
Dancings, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Sunset Salsa
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Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout.This event repeats every Tuesday until September 26, 2017.                Terrace at 108th Street in Riverside ParkManhattanDirections to this location  CostFree  Event OrganizerSummer on the HudsonContact Number311Contact Email               Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Riverside ParkWest 89th Street and Riverside DriveManhattanDirections to this location  CostFree  Event OrganizerSummer on the HudsonContact Number311
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
Free
Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Riverside HIIT Exercise Workshop
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Join Melissa Ricci of Base Fitness for a multi-level class that tones and balances your muscles, aligns your body, and strengthens your core. Bring your own mat.Tuesdays from June through August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
Free
Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Pilates in the Park
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Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This exercise series will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday all summer long.Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 6-Spetember 26.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
Free
Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Healthy on the Hudson Workout
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Have you ever wondered how your favorite K-Pop idols do their makeup? Join us for two special workshops on skincare and makeup tips and tricks. Youtube beauty guru Sydney Kim will introduce some of the most beloved K-Beauty products and popular K-pop idols' makeup styles. Everyone who joins will receive a free K-Beauty sample package.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, K-Beauty: Prep like a K-Pop Star
Performance |
Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly 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.Takes place Tuesdays May 2 -October 31 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
Free
Performances, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
Park Walk |
An enjoyable walking tour of the park, and discover how they successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Park Walks, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Public Park Tour
Play |
The Bard's tragedy of power and treacherous ambition comes to life in a panormic outdoor professional production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Plays, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, New York Classical Theatre presents Shakespeare's Macbeth
8:00 pm
Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
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Concerts, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, The best hits by famous jazz and R&B singers
Play |
The theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, founder of The Public Theater’s groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love. July 11-15; July 17-22; July 24-29; July 31-August 6; August 8-13.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
Free
Plays, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: An Enchanting Comedy
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At The Open Mic Downstairs the focus is the stage! Sign-ups get 7 minutes to try anything from a performance art piece, comedy, music, storytelling to dance!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
$4
Performances, August 01, 2017, 08/01/2017, Open mic event: comedy, music, storytelling, dance
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to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Musical | Comedy with Broadway stars

Regular: $89.50; Member: $0.00

Theater | Hilarious Romantic-Comedy Play Based on A Hit Book!

Regular: $69.95; Member: $0.00

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