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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 Friday, August 1, 2014 (Fri, 8/1/2014) 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.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Concert |
The Madrid-born singer-songwriter has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. His latest CD is ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, August 01, 2014, 08/01/2014, Enrique Iglesias, Spanish Hearthtrob

Concert |
The California-born singer had his first hit, "The Man," earlier this year. His latest CD is Lift ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, August 01, 2014, 08/01/2014, Aloe Blacc, R&B/Hiphop Singer

Concert |
Feral Matt Foster is a blues and roots musician from New York City who hosts Roots & Ruckus, a weekly ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, August 01, 2014, 08/01/2014, Feral Matt Foster, NYC Bluesman

Dance Performance |
Piazzolla Caldera, Paul Taylor’s poetic masterwork exploring tango’s sultry, raging essence, springs ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Dance Performances, August 01, 2014, 08/01/2014, Dance: Paul Taylor Dance Company / Pablo Ziegler’s New Tango Ensemble

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Book Reading |
There is an imbalance in the universe. And, since his latest return from oblivion, Thanos himself feels... ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Book Readings, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Jim Starlin reads from his book Thanos: The Infinity Revelation

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

Tour |
Follow a penguin with a megaphone around the streets of Manhattan! Suit up in a high visibility safety ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; tips encouraged; reservations required

Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Comedy Tour: 2014 - When We Were Stupid

Dance Performance |
Sparked by Dave Chappelle, Spike Lee, and W.E.B. Dubois, Brown and company’s powerfully inventive movement ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Dance Performances, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Camille A. Brown and Dancers perform Mr. TOL E. RAncE

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Tour |
NEW ROCHELLE TO LARCHMONT, about 5 miles, slow easy pace, rest stops, ups & downs, road walking. Walk ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


$3

Tours, August 03, 2014, 08/03/2014, Watrerfront Parks Walk

Tour |
Highlights: St. Paul's Chapel, the Woolworth Building, statue of Horace Greeley, the Prison Memorial ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


$15; $5 for CfT members

Tours, August 03, 2014, 08/03/2014, City Hall-Civic Center-'Beyond the City Gates' Tour

Dancing |
It’s Moondance time and once again Dance Manhattan is co-sponsoring FREE outdoor dances. Salsa dancers ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Dancings, August 03, 2014, 08/03/2014, Moondance with Nu D'Lux

Jazz |
Gregory Porter’s Blue Note Records debut, the 2014 GRAMMY winning Liquid Spirit, arrived on the heels ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, August 03, 2014, 08/03/2014, Gregory Porter and Revive Big Band

Monday, August 4, 2014

Concert |
Dan Manjovi is an award-winning musician and composer, and a New York favorite. His song Somethin's Comin' ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, August 04, 2014, 08/04/2014, Piano in the Park: Dan Manjovi

Workshop |
This course will cover how important it is to be safe when providing your information on the internet ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; registration required

Workshops, August 04, 2014, 08/04/2014, Workshop: Protecting Your Privacy and Security

Book Reading |
Academic philosophy may have lost its audience, but the traditional subjects of philosophy -- love, death, ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Book Readings, August 04, 2014, 08/04/2014, Paul W. Kahn discusses his book Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation

Film |
A film about the dynasty at the very heart of country music traces the ebb and flow of the influence ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free tickets required

Films, August 04, 2014, 08/04/2014, Documentary: Beth Harrington's The Winding Stream (2014)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Talk |
Join explorer and filmmaker James Cameron and director John Bruno for a conversation about their new ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; reservations required

Talks, August 05, 2014, 08/05/2014, Meet James Cameron, Academy Award-Winning Director of Titanic and Avatar

Book Reading |
Author and Professor of English and Writing at Barnard College Mary Gordon reads from her latest work, ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Book Readings, August 05, 2014, 08/05/2014, Mary Gordon reads from her book The Liar's Wife: Four Novellas

Concert |
Program: Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) Scaramouche John Adams (1947-) Hallelujah ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, August 05, 2014, 08/05/2014, A 2-Piano Concert of Ravel, Adams and Stravinsky

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

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Talk |
Join actors Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson for a conversation about their film. The offbeat ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; reservations required

Talks, August 07, 2014, 08/07/2014, Oscar-nominated actor Michael Fassbender discusses his film Frank

Friday, August 8, 2014

Concert |
Azalea's "Fancy" might be the song of the summer. Her CD is titled The New Classic. Attendees ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, August 08, 2014, 08/08/2014, Iggy Azalea, Rapper with Number One Hit

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Festival |
On the big stage, a multicultural program with professional musicians, dancers and singers will be entertaining ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Festivals, August 09, 2014, 08/09/2014, The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Concert |
The iconic singer-songwriter closes a bill with the anthemic The Lone Bellow and Buddy Miller and Jim ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Concerts, August 09, 2014, 08/09/2014, Americanafest NYC: Rosanne Cash / The Lone Bellow / Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Festival |
On the big stage, a multicultural program with professional musicians, dancers and singers will be entertaining ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Festivals, August 10, 2014, 08/10/2014, The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

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

Friday, August 15, 2014

Film |
An intimate portrait of the vivacious John Wojtowicz, the inspiration behind Al Pacino's character in ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


$10 suggested donation

Films, August 15, 2014, 08/15/2014, Documentary: Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren's The Dog (2014)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Film |
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


Free; RSVP recommended

Films, August 16, 2014, 08/16/2014, Oscar-Winning French Film: Michael Haneke's Amour (2012)

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)

Film |
Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras ... more
New York City, NY; NYC


free

Films, August 27, 2014, 08/27/2014, Oscar-Nominated Documentary: Jeff Orlowski's Chasing Ice (2012)

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
Complimentary Tickets

to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Theater | 1960s cabaret

Regular: $45; Member: $0.00

Theater | New off Broadway drama

Regular: $39.50; Member: $0.00

Theater | Shakespeare's play

Regular: $18; Member: $0.00

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