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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 29, 2017?

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Tue, August 29, 2017
42 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on August 29, 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 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, 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
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Workshops, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, 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 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, 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
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City Walks, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, 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
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Workshops, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, 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 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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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 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Harlem Tour
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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
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Tours, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, New York One-Day Tour
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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
10:00 am
Free
Tours, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
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Perfect your downward dog under the trees at this 14th season of outdoor yoga classes presented by Manduka with instructors curated by Yoga Journal. A colorful selection of mats is provided by Manduka, no need to bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Outdoor Yoga
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Strategy board game for two players; checkmate opponent's general (king) to win; Learning, interacting and having fun with Chinese chess.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
Free
Workshops, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Chinese Chess
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Learn the basics of Adobe's vector graphic creation program and how to create exciting digital art for print, video, and web Class is taught on Mac computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Adobe Illustrator for Beginners
Poetry Reading |
Poet, author, and educator Donna Masini will use Josiah McElheny’s Prismatic Park as a stage for live readings of poetry and prose.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
Free
Poetry Readings, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Donna Masini reads her poetry
Festival |
Learn about New York’s non-profit theatres, sign up for discount and affordable ticket programs, receive information about internships (for students), win free tickets, and socialize with fellow theatre lovers! Participating organizations include Signature Theatre, AfterWork Theater, Atlantic Theater Company & Atlantic Acting School, BAM, The Barrow Group Theatre Company & School, Castillo Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, and many more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Festivals, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Theatre Fest: learn more about NYC theaters
Film |
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat. A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. 110 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Films, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, George Lucas' American Graffiti (1973): 5 Oscar Nominations
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Federal Reserve Bank 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 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, 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.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, 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 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, 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 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Tour
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Join Claire Miller, an experienced knitting instructor and enthusiast, for a fun hour of knitting instruction. All levels are welcome. Materials are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Knitting With Claire
Film |
Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton. A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise. 116 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Billy Wilder's Witness for the Prosecution (1957): Received 6 Oscar Nominations
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Learn about the online social network Twitter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
Free
Workshops, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Twitter Basics Workshop
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Valeria Luiselli.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
Free
Book Discussions, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, The Story of My Teeth
Other |
Grab a team and join this weekly al fresco battle of the wits! Fun prizes go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Teams must be 4 people or fewer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
Free
Others, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Tuesday Night Trivia
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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 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, 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
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Workshops, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Sahaja Meditation at the Library
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Karen Wright will talk about Leadership, Leverage & Legacy: - The One Philosophy has the power to truly transform your life and bring you more happiness and more abundance. - The One Philosophy is really nothing new ... living The One is the way we would all love to be, but stressors and challenges often cause us to forget who we really are and who we can be
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Living the One Philosophy with Karen Wright
Dance Lesson |
Make friends or dance with a new partner while enjoying tango music, stories, classes and open dance. Strictly Tango NYC Dance School brings you the “authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Everyone will learn to dance and have fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Dance Lessons, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Dance away the night with Strictly Tango
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Mary Gaitskill.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
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Book Discussions, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, The Mare: A Girl and Her Horse
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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 Park Manhattan Directions to this location    Cost Free   Event Organizer Summer on the Hudson Contact Number 311 Contact Email                           Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Riverside Park West 89th Street and Riverside Drive Manhattan Directions to this location    Cost Free   Event Organizer Summer on the Hudson Contact Number 311
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, 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 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, 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 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Healthy on the Hudson Workout
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 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
Poetry Reading |
Featuring: Cynthia Manick Ladan Osman Iain Haley Pollock Teri Cross Davis Oliver Baez Bendorf
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
Free
Poetry Readings, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, The Poets of Cave Canem
Book Reading |
The truth is, a diet that's high in natural, healthy fats can actually help your body burn fat! As you get more of your calories from healthy fats and cut back on carbs, you'll start burning fat, losing weight, and feeling strong and energetic--without feeling hungry or deprived. Vogel offers a customizable approach that is tailored to the unique needs of the individual.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Leanne Vogel discusses her book The Keto Diet
Discussion |
In May 2015, 81-year-old graphic artist Andre Krayewski and his son Ed, 29, launched a monthly comics magazine, FKT, which chronicles their comics-creating and also features the comics they create. The reality constructed in the comics doesn’t track with our own, but influences the process of making the comics themselves. In the age of Trump, being part of the “reality-based community” is optional.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Comics Symposium: Creating Your Own Reality in the Age of Trump
Concert |
2015 marked the release of The Lost Keys' debut EP, UNLOCKED. It was named one of the Top Albums of the Year by RARB, including two songs on the "Top songs of the year" list.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, The Lost Keys, a cappella group
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These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
Free
Workshops, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Waterfront Workouts: Pilates
Dance Lesson |
Come learn the dance moves!
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Lessons, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, CANCELLED: Bollywood Extravaganza: dance class CANCELLED
Screening |
Soprano Kristine Opolais gives an enthralling performance as the mercurial title character opposite tenor Roberto Alagna as her passionate young lover, the Chevalier des Grieux. Fabio Luisi leads Puccini’s heartbreaking early masterpiece. Original transmission: March 5, 2016 Approximate running time: 2 hours 10 minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Screenings, August 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Puccini's Manon Lescaut: A Screening of the Metropolitan Opera's Production
Performance |
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 29, 2017, 08/29/2017, Open mic event: comedy, music, storytelling, dance
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Classical Music | Piano works by Mozart, Chopin and more

Regular Price: $50
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Broadway | Broadway show

Regular Price: $70
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