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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 13, 2018?

31 free events take place on August 13 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 13 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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31 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on August 13, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Kurosawa’s Rashomon: A Vanished City, a Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films - groundbreaking investigation
free events nyc Bernstein and Robbins' Archival Treasures
free events nyc Jim Henson's Labyrinth (1986) with David Bowie -- Outdoors
free events nyc We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance

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 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, 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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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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Workshops, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, 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 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, 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
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Tours, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, 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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Tours, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, 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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Workshops, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, Jewelry Making Workshop: Beaded Bracelets

Film | Stand By Me (1986): Stephen King Story


After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. Directed by Rob Reiner. Starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman. 89 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, Stand By Me (1986): Stephen King Story

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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Workshops, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, French Class

Author Reading | Kurosawa’s Rashomon: A Vanished City, a Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films - groundbreaking investigation


A groundbreaking investigation by author Paul Anderer into the early life of the iconic Akira Kurosawa in connection to his most famous film―taking us deeper into Kurosawa and his world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free
Author Readings, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018,  Kurosawa’s Rashomon: A Vanished City, a Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films - groundbreaking investigation

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. Victor Lin is a Kenny Barron-trained Columbia University instructor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, 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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Tours, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Film | Crisis (1950): American couple became embroiled in a revolution


While on vacation in a Latin American country, an American neurosurgeon and his wife become tangled in a revolutionary uprising against a tyrannical dictator. Director: Richard Brooks. Starring Cary Grant & Paula Raymond. 95 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, Resume Help

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.
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Tours, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, 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.
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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.
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Tour | Agora: An Art Tour


From sculptures and murals to performances and videos, the park is filled with public art. Art Assistant Curator Melanie Kress provides an insider's view on the current Agora exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lesson | Resume Writing Tips


Learn how to write your resume in this workshop. You'll be guided through what to include, what not to include, and the library's resume resources.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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.
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Screening | Bernstein and Robbins' Archival Treasures


A double feature of rare, archival media treasures. As part of the Bernstein centennial celebration, this event reconsider the question “What is American Music.” Illustrated by a photo-collage of images from Tanglewood Music Center in the late 1940s, this audio gem is paired with a rarely seen performance footage of the original Ballet Theater cast, including Jerome Robbins' himself, performing Fancy Free in 1944.
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6:00 pm
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Screenings, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, Bernstein and Robbins' Archival Treasures

Film | Rules of Attraction (2002): a black comedy


With apologies to Mary Harron's American Psycho, this adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' sophomore novel is, for our money, the best example of how to bring the divisive author's work to the screen. Taking the campus debauchery out of the mid-1980s and into the early 2000s is a bold move, but Avary's frenetic direction and strong performances from the cast make it work. Director Roger Avary. Starring James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon. 110 min.
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Films, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, Rules of Attraction (2002): a black comedy

Author Reading | If You Leave Me: love, war, and refugee life at the dawn of modern Korea


In her debut novel If You Leave Me, Crystal Hana Kim traces the birth of modern Korea through the story of three characters inextricably bound by war and society. Kim will discuss her debut with Alexander Chee, award-winning author of multiple books, including the recent essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel.
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Author Readings, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, If You Leave Me: love, war, and refugee life at the dawn of modern Korea

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.
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Workshop | Circle Sing Shout


In Circle Sing Shout, participants are invited to experience community, connection, openness, and the feeling of being at home in our own bodies as sanctuary through the forms of Call-and-Response and Rhythm, Improvisation and Movement. Circle Sing Shout is inspired by the traditions of Ring Shout and Haitian Rara which combine movement, voice, and rhythm as powerful tools for generating liberation of the mind, body, and spirit through sacred sounds, collective strength, and ancestral connection. With: Goussy Célestin
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Book Club | If We Were Villains: Ex-Con's Story


In M.L. Rio's thriller, Oliver Marks is released from jail, and the man who put him there is waiting at the door. Detective Colborne wants to know the truth, and after ten years, Oliver is finally ready to tell it.
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Movie in a Park | Ridley Scott 's 6-time Oscar nominated Thelma & Louise (1991) with Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Brad Pitt (outdoors)


Two female friends try to drive to Mexico in order to escape the police after one of them kills a man attempting to rape the other. A sympathetic cop tries to talk them out of their plan, but the women don't feel they can trust any man. Rated R. 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, Ridley Scott 's 6-time Oscar nominated Thelma & Louise (1991) with Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Brad Pitt (outdoors)

Movie in a Park | Jim Henson's Labyrinth (1986) with David Bowie -- Outdoors


A 16-year-old girl is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. 101 min.
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8:00 pm
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Movie in a Parks, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, Jim Henson's Labyrinth (1986) with David Bowie -- 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 at 8 PM.
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Concert | We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance


This special  event is a joyful look at the past, present, and future of resistance and civic engagement as the country starts to turn its attention to the midterm elections. It puts both the music and the movement onstage for a one-night-only event with performances, speeches, and more. Featuring appearances and performances by Shakina Nayfack, Valerie June, The Resistance Revival Chorus, Shaina Taub, Flor de Toloache, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Concerts, August 13, 2018, 08/13/2018, We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance
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Musical | Love story in the time of war

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Play | A holiday comedy

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Play | A drama written by a bestselling author

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