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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.

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

Theater |
Fresh off successful runs at Dixon Place and Manhattan International Theatre Festival, Bob Katz, “The ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


$10 suggested donation

Theaters, August 28, 2014, 08/28/2014, Quasimango, The Lunchbox of Notre Dame, the Hot New One-Man, Ten-Mango Musical

Park Walk |
The skeletal remains of the High Line’s elevated tracks set the perfect scene for a spooky evening. ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; tips encouraged; reservations required

Park Walks, August 28, 2014, 08/28/2014, The Dark Side of the High Line Tour

Dance Performance |
Dance an Impossible Space was choreographed with a very small — “impossible” — performance ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Dance Performances, August 28, 2014, 08/28/2014, Molissa Fenley performs Dance an Impossible Space

Dance Performance |
Co-conceived, directed and performed by dance artists Maré Hieronimus and Nicole Nigro, and sound artist ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Dance Performances, August 28, 2014, 08/28/2014, Augur, 'a Collaborative, Site-Situated Traveling Performance Experiment'

Screening |
Renée Fleming stars in one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting “Song to the Moon” in ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Screenings, August 28, 2014, 08/28/2014, Summer HD Festival: Dvořák’s Rusalka with Renée Fleming

Friday, August 29, 2014

Screening |
Anna Netrebko stars as Adina in Bartlett Sher’s charming production, opposite Matthew Polenzani as ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Screenings, August 29, 2014, 08/29/2014, Summer HD Festival: Donizetti’s L'Elisir d'Amore

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dance Lesson |
Open to all levels and ages. No experience required. Bring comfortable clothes and sneakers, plus water. ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Dance Lessons, August 30, 2014, 08/30/2014, Dance Class with the Jose Limón Dance Company

Concert |
Enjoy reggae, disco, soulful house and more. ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, August 30, 2014, 08/30/2014, Sweet Spot Music

Concert |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, August 30, 2014, 08/30/2014, Concert on Water

Film |
A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; RSVP recommended

Films, August 30, 2014, 08/30/2014, Documentary: Davis Guggenheim's It Might Get Loud (2008)

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

Dancing |
West Coast Swing, a partner dance fusing elements of slow Lindy Hop, Salsa, and booty-shakin’, can ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Dancings, August 30, 2014, 08/30/2014, West Coast Swing Dancing

Screening |
James Levine conducts Donizetti’s beloved comedy, with Anna Netrebko leading the cast as Norina. Mariusz ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Screenings, August 30, 2014, 08/30/2014, Summer HD Festival: Donizetti’s Don Pasquale

Monday, September 1, 2014

Screening |
Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien are Tatiana and Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance, opposite ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Screenings, September 01, 2014, 09/01/2014, Summer HD Festival: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Anna Netrebko

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Performance |
The new show will feature celebrity guests, interactive games and human interest stories. ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free tickets required

Performances, September 03, 2014, 09/03/2014, Be in the Audience of The Meredith Vieira Show

Monday, September 8, 2014

Other |
The Kinokophone Collective, a worldwide organization of sound artists, field recordists, and listeners, ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Others, September 08, 2014, 09/08/2014, Kinokophonography Night

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Book Signing |
Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Book Signings, September 09, 2014, 09/09/2014, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand signs copies of her book Off the Sidelines

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Performance |
The new show will feature celebrity guests, interactive games and human interest stories. ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free tickets required

Performances, September 10, 2014, 09/10/2014, Be in the Audience of The Meredith Vieira Show

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dance Performance |
Conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi, in collaboration with visual artist Rossella Vasta. ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Dance Performances, September 11, 2014, 09/11/2014, The Table of Silence Project 9/11

Friday, September 12, 2014

Book Signing |
When it comes to growing a robust mustache, masticating red meat, building a chair, or wooing a woman, ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Book Signings, September 12, 2014, 09/12/2014, Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman signs copies of his book Paddle Your Own Canoe

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lecture |
In this lecture, based on her New York Times best-selling book The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use it ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; RSVP required

Lectures, September 15, 2014, 09/15/2014, Considering the Creative Habit: A Lecture by Twyla Tharp, Tony- and Emmy-Winning Choreographer

Concert |
Program: Gustav Mahler: After Nine Matthew Ricketts: After Nine: Fantasia ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, September 15, 2014, 09/15/2014, The Argento Chamber Ensemble performs works by Mahler and others

Concert |
Program: Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 9 (arr. Klaus Simon) Matthew Ricketts After ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, September 15, 2014, 09/15/2014, Chamber Music by Mahler and Others

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lecture |
Professor of English at Wesleyan University Henry Abelove asks and tries to answer this question: How, ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Lectures, September 16, 2014, 09/16/2014, The Closet: A Lecture by Henry Abelove

Concert |
DUO MODERNE (Lauren Alfano, soprano and Noby Ishida, piano) is an acclaimed NYC-based ensemble dedicated ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


$10 suggested donation; $5 for students/seniors

Concerts, September 16, 2014, 09/16/2014, Duo Moderne performs works by Rossini, Ravel, Schubert, and more

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Poetry Reading |
This is a reading by the recipient of the 2013 Women Poets for the best second collection by an American ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Poetry Readings, September 17, 2014, 09/17/2014, Sandra Lim reads from her book The Wilderness

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lecture |
After decades of remaining at about 60%, the gender pay 
ratio started to rise in the late 1970s. The ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Lectures, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, The Gender Pay Gap: Going, Going...But Not Gone

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Book Signing |
An essential, galvanizing narrative about making a difference here and abroad — a road map to becoming ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Book Signings, September 23, 2014, 09/23/2014, Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer-winning Times columnist, signs copies of his book A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Film |
Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark. A political journalist picks up the story ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; registration required

Films, September 27, 2014, 09/27/2014, Stephen Frears' Oscar-Nominated Philomena (2013): Nun's Lost Son

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Book Reading |
Comedian, actor and writer B.J. Novak reads from his new children's book. It will tickle the funny bone ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Book Readings, September 30, 2014, 09/30/2014, The Office star B.J. Novak reads from his children's book The Book with No Pictures

Book Signing |
For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Book Signings, September 30, 2014, 09/30/2014, Lena Dunham, Emmy-nominated star of Girls, signs copies of her book Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned'
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