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This page gives you information about best, most interesting, off the beaten path, free and inexpensive acivities in New York City (NYC) starting with Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (Tue, 7/22/2014) and on.

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Top Free Activities and Entertainment in New York City, NYC

All events, things to do are free unless otherwise noted. Check out our hand picked list of top free activities in NYC today, this weekend and in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Concert |
The cast performs songs from and sign copies of their original cast recording. ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, July 22, 2014, 07/22/2014, A Performance by the Cast of Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging!

Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Slide Lectures, July 22, 2014, 07/22/2014, Dale W. Jamieson discusses his book Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed - and What It Means for Our Future

Book Reading |
Lee Grant discusses her new memoir which includes her refusal to testify against her husband, playwright ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Book Readings, July 22, 2014, 07/22/2014, Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Lee Grant reads from her book I Said Yes to Everything

Concert |
Program: Gyorgy Ligeti Old Hungarian Ballroom Dances Bela Bartok Divertimento Sufjan ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, July 22, 2014, 07/22/2014, Works by Bartok, Stravinsky, and Others

Theater |
Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder as John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free tickets required

Theaters, July 22, 2014, 07/22/2014, Shakespeare's King Lear, with Tony and Emmy Winner John Lithgow

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Book Reading |
The author of the memoir that inspired the popular Netflix series stops by to talk about season 2 of ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Book Readings, July 23, 2014, 07/23/2014, Piper Kerman reads from her book Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

Dance Lesson |
With Baila Society. ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Dance Lessons, July 23, 2014, 07/23/2014, Salsa Dance Lessons

Tour |
Where the land meets the sea, the marshlands along the park offer an unique habitat for a variety of ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; RSVP required

Tours, July 23, 2014, 07/23/2014, Wednesday Night Tour: Coastal Wetlands

Concert |
Born in London, Cleary fell in love with the music of Louisiana when he was only seventeen years old, ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, July 23, 2014, 07/23/2014, Jon Cleary, Funk and R&B Pianist, Vocalist and Songwriter

Film |
Stars: Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson, James Franco. While attending a party at James Franco's house, ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Films, July 23, 2014, 07/23/2014, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen's This Is The End (2013): Apocalyptic Comedy

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Staged Reading |
With a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence, this vibrant, ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Staged Readings, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, I Had a Ball: A Reading of the 1964 Musical Starring Emmy-Winning Comedian Bruce Vilanch

Screening |
Animation Block Party is the premier animation short film festival of the East Coast drawing huge crowds ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Screenings, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Animation Block Party

Concert |
Heritage Blues Quintet’s music is an inspiring testament to the enduring power, possibilities and boundless ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, River & Blues: Heritage Blues Quintet

Concert |
A concert by the Austrian Trio Alba, performing works by Joseph Haydn, Kelly-Marie Murphy, and Felix ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Works by Haydn and Mendelssohn

Friday, July 25, 2014

Concert |
The quintet from Colorado Springs has had three successful CDs, including Native, which contains ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, July 25, 2014, 07/25/2014, OneRepublic, Pop Rockers

Workshop |
Brush up on your skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. You’ll spruce ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Workshops, July 25, 2014, 07/25/2014, Adult Volleyball Clinic

Concert |
TORRES is Mackenzie Scott of Brooklyn (via Nashville, TN via Macon, GA). In January of 2013, TORRES' ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, July 25, 2014, 07/25/2014, Torres, Brooklyn Indie Rocker


free

Theaters, July 25, 2014, 07/25/2014, Classical Theater of Harlem performs Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Concert |
With a big smile and an engaging personality, Chronixx confidently set out to make his mark in music ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Dancehall/Reggae Sounds: Chronixx and The Zincfence Redemption / Junior Reid / The Rice and Peas Crew

Concert |
Three unique Art Interventions, featuring Music Legend Ms. Marjorie Eliot, playing a piano tribute to ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Live Music and Art with Jazz Legend Marjorie Eliot and Visual Artist Andrea Arroyo

Theater |
Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder as John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free tickets required

Theaters, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Shakespeare's King Lear, with Tony and Emmy Winner John Lithgow

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tour |
Although much of NYC is covered in concrete, there are over 500 beautiful nature retreats and secret ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; reservations required

Tours, July 27, 2014, 07/27/2014, Secret Garden Tour

Gallery Talk |
Join Sean Corcoran, the Museum’s Curator of Prints and Photographs, to discover what’s behind Aaron ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Pay-what-you-can-admission policy; reservations required

Gallery Talks, July 27, 2014, 07/27/2014, Gallery Tour: In a World of Their Own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose, 1961-1963

Dance Performance |
Originally founded in 1977 in the Bronx by Jimmy D and Jojo, Rock Steady Crew has become one of the most ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Dance Performances, July 27, 2014, 07/27/2014, Rock Steady Crew 37th Anniversary Concert

Dancing |
It’s Moondance time and once again Dance Manhattan is co-sponsoring FREE outdoor dances. 6:30-7:10pm ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Dancings, July 27, 2014, 07/27/2014, Moondance with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

Concert |
Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the River. The Defibulators are ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, July 27, 2014, 07/27/2014, The Defibulators, Foot-Stomping Country Band

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; reservations can be made 30 days in advance

Tours, July 28, 2014, 07/28/2014, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Tour |
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; tips encouraged; reservations required

Tours, July 28, 2014, 07/28/2014, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour

Performance |
Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, who has appeared in more than fifty films and was also seen on Nickelodeon's ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Performances, July 28, 2014, 07/28/2014, Ghetto Klown, Emmy Winner John Leguizamo's One-Man Show

Tour |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Tours, July 28, 2014, 07/28/2014, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Concert |
Individually, the musicians are some of the finest in New York, having performed with The Roots, India ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, July 29, 2014, 07/29/2014, Chop and Quench, Members of the Cast and Band of the Musical Fela!

Book Reading |
Douglas Brinkley is one of the most popular historians writing today. His books on Theodore Roosevelt ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; RSVP required

Book Readings, July 29, 2014, 07/29/2014, Douglas Brinkley reads from his book The Nixon Tapes, 1971-72


Free; registration required

Workshops, July 29, 2014, 07/29/2014, Digital Photo Editing Workshop

Book Reading |
Join us as Amy Bloom discusses her poignant and funny new novel in which two teenage half-sisters seek ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Book Readings, July 29, 2014, 07/29/2014, Amy Bloom reads from her book Lucky Us

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Film |
Stars: Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie. An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Films, July 30, 2014, 07/30/2014, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's The Lego Movie (2014): Toys in Revolt

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Concert |
Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Dr. John, 6-Time Grammy Winner and Rock Hall of Famer

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Workshop |
The Crunch Gym will be holding FREE fitness classes. Schedule: Mondays: Yoga, Sunrise ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Workshops, August 06, 2014, 08/06/2014, Morning Crunch Fitness

Tour |
Discover a new era when whales, dolphins, and seals have returned to NY Harbor in surprising numbers. ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; RSVP required

Tours, August 06, 2014, 08/06/2014, Wednesday Night Tour: Whales in the Harbor

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Concert |
Having put out more than 10 albums in 20 years, JOE has become one of R&B’s most accomplished and ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, August 12, 2014, 08/12/2014, Joe, Grammy-Nominated R&B Singer

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tour |
Amble through the historic rise of Brooklyn distilleries of the 1800's until the death knell of the Volstead ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; RSVP required

Tours, August 13, 2014, 08/13/2014, Wednesday Night Tour: The Golden Age of Brooklyn Distilleries

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Film |
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston. When Jane Foster is possessed by a great ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Films, August 23, 2014, 08/23/2014, Alan Taylor's Thor: The Dark World (2013): Superhero Sequel

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Film |
Some of the most gorgeous macro-photography of insects ever put on screen. Shooting with custom cameras ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Films, August 27, 2014, 08/27/2014, French Documentary: Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou's Microcosmos (1996)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jazz |
Inspired by the Big Band Era of Jazz, Dandy Wellington and his Band have taken the sounds of the 1930’s ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, August 28, 2014, 08/28/2014, Dandy Wellington and His Band

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Opening Reception |
This is an exhibition space curated by Skye Parrott. Its inaugural event is a solo exhibition of paintings ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Opening Receptions, August 30, 2014, 08/30/2014, Paintings: Caris Reid's Birds of Paradise

Concert |
Formed in 2007 in Staten Island, hard rockers Decypher craft a sound as diverse and passionate as its ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, August 30, 2014, 08/30/2014, Decypher, Hard Rockers
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Theater | A new musical about decisions that we make in life...

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Theater | Shakespeare's play

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