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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 8, 2017?

Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away! 20 free events take place on May 8 in New York City.
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Mon, May 8, 2017
20 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on May 8, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, 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, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
City Walk |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
Free
City Walks, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, Lower Manhattan Tour
Workshop |
Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility.Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective and fun workout. Sneakers are a must.A few notes: - Registration begins at 9:30 am before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.Mondays at 10 am, May 8 - August 14 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, Waterfront Workouts: Broadway Dance
Tour |
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood 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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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, Harlem Tour
5:30 pm
Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
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Concerts, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, Tribute to three popular singers
Screening |
Screen and discuss the popular TED Talk, "We Should All Be Feminists" from the author of Americanah, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- a talk that begins to introduce a new and more inclusive definition of feminism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Screenings, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, We Should All Be Feminists: TED Talk View Party and Discussion
Tour |
The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park. The tour is every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Tours, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, High Line Tour
Book Reading |
Fear City challenges the orthodox view of the 1975-76 fiscal crisis in New York City as the result of wasteful, profligate spending under Mayor Lindsay, and the moment when labor, business, citizens, and financial interests joined in common sacrifice to keep New York City alive. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, Kimberly Phillips-Fein speaks about her new book Fear City
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated talk tells the incredible story of how Casablanca was made and why it remains the most beloved of Hollywood films.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Slide Lectures, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, Noah Isenberg discusses his book We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie
Workshop |
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30 question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from Music and Movies to New York History, Sports, Literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time. Trivia Master Chris Vaccari is a New York-based trivia host with the answers to (almost) all of your questions. He has hosted fun-filled trivia events in the Tri-State area since 2007.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, Trivia Night
Workshop |
In today’s constantly connected world, bringing some calm to a crowded mind can be difficult. Meditating for just a few minutes a day can make you happier, healthier, and reduce the stress of daily life. Our simple, convenient approach is rooted in history, based in science and comes with some serious benefits. Join us and experience the many benefits of meditation firsthand.In this class, you will:Be taught the basics of meditation and how to start a daily practiceLearn more about the effects of meditation on the mind and bodyUnderstand how meditation can reduce stress at work and beyond
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, Journey Meditation
Book Reading |
Seventeen-year-old Nora is eager to attend a summer fine arts program in Ireland for the amazing experience she knows she’s bound to have, but also because she’s sure that the program will help boost her resume when she applies to art schools in the fall. So, when her grandfather offers to pay for the trip — as well as a few other European stops along the way — Nora’s bags are as good as packed. But there’s a hitch: Nora’s mother, Alice, isn’t so thrilled about the plan. She worries about what the future holds for her young, idealistic daughter—and her opinions haven't gone unnoticed. Nora couldn't feel more unsupported by her mother, and in the weeks leading up to the trip, the women are as disconnected as they've ever been. But seconds after saying goodbye to Alice at the airport terminal, Nora hears a voice call out: "Wait! Stop! I'm coming with you!" And…they’re off. Hilariously entertaining and full of heart, Dana Schwartz’s debut captures the deep emotional bond between mother and daughter with humor and authenticity while bringing readers along on a European adventure that will leave them breathless.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, Dana Schwartz reads from her book And We're Off
7:00 pm
Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
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Concerts, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, A tribute to French singers
Performance |
Musician, choreographer, and filmmaker Michael Holman presents a dramatized tour of his collection. With live storytelling and projected video/film scene-sequences, Holman will recount his personal history in the creation of hiphop culture. From the uptown throwdowns to downtown collaborations with Jean-Michel Basquiat and B-Boys, to the creation of the very first hiphop television show, Graffiti Rock (with Run DMC, Kool Moe Dee and the New York City Breakers), Holman's performance will capture his role in the Belle Epoch that was the early 1980s in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Performances, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, Confessions of a Subculturalist: A Dramatized Tour of a Hiphop Archive
Tour |
For some performers, the show must go on… even after death! The Ghosts on Broadway Tour, led by a veteran New York City talent agent, will introduce you to these notorious theater legends who appear after the lights go dim. You’ll hear about the Broadway impresario who haunts the theater that bears his name. His apparition shows up on opening nights to congratulate the cast or “pinch” the leading ladies’ bottom. Jazz age parties are heard almost nightly from his long abandoned apartment over his theater.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
Free
Tours, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, Ghosts on Broadway Tour
Concert |
Dominique McCormick, soprano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, Student Voice Recital
Comedy Club |
Actress and Emmy Award-winning commentator Nancy Giles (CBS' Sunday Morning) curates / hosts "The Mosquito," her fast and furious monthly variety show with stand-ups, sit-downs and music. Nancy Giles, who starred on ABC-TV's China Beach and Delta series, will be joined by a rotating cast of regulars who have in the past included: Pat Candaras, Cynthia Kaplan, Peri Gaffney, Kathryn Rossetter, Sheila Head, Susan Burns, Sue Giles, Nancy Shayne and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Comedy Clubs, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, The Mosquito Comedy/Variety Show
8:00 pm
Regular: $100
Member: $35.00
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Concerts, May 08, 2017, 05/08/2017, Russian Cabaret Night: 3-course meal and baritone
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Classical Music | One of the most popular choral works of all times

Regular: $50; Member: $0.00

Play | A play about a human bond

Regular: $18; Member: $0.00

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