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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 6, 2018?

33 free events take place on August 6 in New York City. 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!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out August 6 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of August . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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33 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on August 6, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many
free events nyc Four-time Oscar nominated The Wiz of Oz (1978) with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross (outdoors)
free events nyc New York Times film critic A.O. Scott discusses his book Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth
free events nyc Harlem Havana 2018: 30 Artists and Photographers
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Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


Known benefits of a regular meditation practice include stress reduction, improved concentration, increased self-awareness and sense of happiness, improved cardiovascular and immune health, and more. This class is designed to introduce brand new beginners to the practice of mediation. Please bring a mat or blanket to sit on.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Introduction to Meditation

Workshop | Pilates Workshop


Morning Pilates, presented by the Pilates Initiative and Return to Life Center. Mats are provided by Balanced Body and are available to the first 30 attendees at each class. Mondays, June 25-August 27, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Pilates Workshop

Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Workshops, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Morning Meditation

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


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.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
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Tours, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


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.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Workshop | Jewelry Making Workshop: Beaded Bracelets


A jewelry making workshop, focused on beaded bracelets, led by Phyllis Tamburri.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Jewelry Making Workshop: Beaded Bracelets

Film | The Great Outdoors (1988): Camping Comedy


A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in. Director: Howard Deutch. Starring Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy. 91 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, The Great Outdoors (1988): Camping Comedy

Workshop | French Class


The park speaks French with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up. Mondays: June 26, July 9, and 23, and August 6 and 13, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:45 am
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Workshops, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, French Class

Author Reading | New York Times film critic A.O. Scott discusses his book Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth


Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free
Author Readings, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, New York Times film critic A.O. Scott discusses his book Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth

Jazz | Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz


Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart’s delight. Russ Kassoff is a jazz pianist, Broadway conductor, and music director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank 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 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Film | Saturday Night Fever (1977) with John Travolta: Disco Blockbuster


A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life. Director: John Badham. 118 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Saturday Night Fever (1977) with John Travolta: Disco Blockbuster

Tour | Southern Park Welcome Tour


An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour

Film | Oscar winning Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) with José Ferrer


Starring Mala Powers and José Ferrer. A story of unrequited love set in 17th century France. Cyrano, the long-nosed poet and swordsman helps a handsome rival woo and win the beautiful Roxane, whom Cyrano himself secretly loves. Director: Michael Gordon. 113 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Oscar winning Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) with José Ferrer

Talk | Resume Help


Need help with resume writing? Not sure how to edit it? Get one-on-one assistance with writing your resume. Please bring a hard copy of your resume or a USB flash drive to save and edit it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Resume Help

Book Club | Maureen Lindley's The Beloveds


An exploration of domestic derangement, as sinister as Daphne Du Maurier’s classic Rebecca, that plumbs the depths of sibling rivalry with wit and menace. Maureen Lindley is an English writer who was trained as a psychotherapist. She is the author of The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel and A Girl Like You.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Maureen Lindley's The Beloveds

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


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.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Workshop | Big City Fishing


Adults and kids ages 5 and up learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. Mondays, July 2-August 20, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Big City Fishing


Adults and kids ages 5 and up learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. Mondays, July 2-August 20, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Writing club


Want to meet local writers? Commit to a writing schedule? Practice your craft through writing prompts? Read original work to get and give feedback? Then come to the biweekly meetings of the Writing Club  Writers of all genres and styles, at all levels, are welcome to participate. No sign-ups required. For adults (ages 18 and up)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Writing club

Workshop | Dance and sculpt


Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. This workshop takes place every Monday. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Dance and sculpt

Opening Reception | Harlem Havana 2018: 30 Artists and Photographers


An international exhibit featuring 30 intergenerational artists and photographers who honor the unique and storied history of two iconic and diverse communities -- Harlem and Havana. In an eclectic mix of styles and mediums each artist reveals the diverse legacies, the common bonds and humanity that connect us all. Artists celebrate Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Mexico and Harlem.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Harlem Havana 2018: 30 Artists and Photographers

Discussion | Stephen Hough on Writing and Music


Pianist, composer, and writer Stephen Hough comes to the Library to read from his new novel, The Final Retreat, and talk about his newest recording, Dream Album.  Named by The Economist as "one of Twenty Living Polymaths", Hough was the first classical performer to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year’s Honours 2014. Mr. Hough’s first novel, The Final Retreat, was published by Sylph Editions. The novel is the diary of a middle-aged Catholic priest on silent retreat while being blackmailed. Through the protagonist’s state of desperation and crisis of faith, Mr. Hough explores themes that have been on his mind for many years, including the idea of the “wounded healer”—“those people who set themselves up as being helpers in the community and then fail in themselves.”
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Discussions, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Stephen Hough on Writing and Music

Workshop | Crafts and Cocktails


Supplement your cocktail with a new skill! This is an adult craft class to learn the basics of stamping, embroidery and more. Hosted by CraftJam. Supplies are limited. Alcoholic beverages are for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Crafts and Cocktails

Film | Woody Allen's A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982)


A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside. Starring Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, José Ferrer. 88 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Woody Allen's A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982)

Film | Double Oscar Winner Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)


A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit. Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell Director: Martin McDonagh. 115 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Double Oscar Winner Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Book Club | Tillie Walden's Spinning


Spinning is a graphic novel memoir by cartoonist Tillie Walden that was first published on September 12, 2017. The memoir chronicles Walden's years coming-of-age as a competitive figure skater, as she navigates romance, bullying and various traumas.
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Book Clubs, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Tillie Walden's Spinning

Discussion | Community Conversations: In Transit - Getting Around in New York City


A series of lectures and conversations around the life of the mind for the average New Yorker. WNYC reporter Stephen Nessen discusses the state of MTA and transit options in New York City. He'll discuss MTA developments in the past year, starting with a high note of the new 2nd Ave. subway stations opening at the beginning of 2017, to a steady decline in subway service, to the nadir when the governor called a state of emergency due to deteriorating service. This led to the the head of the MTA implementing the Subway Action Plan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Community Conversations: In Transit - Getting Around in New York City

Dance Lesson | West African Dance


Get fit while having tons of fun in this dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Every Monday from June 4-August 27, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, West African Dance

Movie in a Park | Toy Story (1995): Animated Adventure with Tom Hanks -- Outdoors


A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. Director: John Lasseter 81 min. Some seating available – lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.
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Movie in a Parks, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Toy Story (1995): Animated Adventure with Tom Hanks -- Outdoors

Movie in a Park | Four-time Oscar nominated The Wiz of Oz (1978) with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross (outdoors)


This adaptation of The Wizard of Oz that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience. A young kindergarten teacher finds herself in the Land of Oz, where she is greeted by Munchkins. She journeys down the Yellow Brick Road in search of the Wiz, and encounters a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion.  134 min. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Rated G. You can bring a blanket. The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m., and the film begins at sunset. There will be food items for sale.
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8:00 pm
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Movie in a Parks, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Four-time Oscar nominated The Wiz of Oz (1978) with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross (outdoors)

Concert | Fun and fabulous music


D'Ambrose Boyd has shared the stage with such luminaries as Eartha Kitt, Mickey Rooney, Brenda Braxton, Ken Page, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Frank Langella. He has been on the boards of many Broadway, off-Broadway, Regional and European theaters. Some favorite performances include: Ain't Misbehavin', Wizard of Oz, Five Guys Named Moe, A Christmas Carol, Babes in Toyland and Wall to Wall Broadway: A Century of Musical Theater. He can be heard on many cast recordings and voice-overs for Nickelodeon. Followed by the open mic. No cover and no minimum. This event takes place each Monday of August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 06, 2018, 08/06/2018, Fun and fabulous music
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Musical | Love story in the time of war

Regular Price: $52.25
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Play | A holiday comedy

Regular Price: $50
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Play | A drama written by a bestselling author

Regular Price: $69
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