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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 24, 2018?

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! 35 free events take place on August 24 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out August 24 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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35 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on August 24, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today
free events nyc Sunset Jam on the Hudson
free events nyc Chamber works by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Bloch and Debussy
free events nyc Macbeth: Street Gang Twist on Shakespeare
free events nyc The Met presents: A Night at the Opera with the legendary Marx Brothers
free events nyc 2-Time Oscar Winner Coco (2017): Animated Comedy Adventure -- Outdoors
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Concert | Luis Fonsi: 'Despacito' Crooner


Puerto Rico's Luis Fonsi set the world on its ear in 2017 with "Despacito," his inescapable duet with Daddy Yankee.  His latest songs include duets with Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don. Attendees are advised to arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Luis Fonsi: 'Despacito' Crooner

Concert | Janelle Monae: R&B and Soul Singer and Songwriter


The Kanasas-born Monae sang on Fun's Number One smash "We Are Young" in 2011. Her third solo album, Dirty Computer, has just been released. Attendees are advised to arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Janelle Monae: R&B and Soul Singer and Songwriter

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 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Introduction to Meditation

Workshop | Tai Chi Outdoors


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures. Tai Chi results in strength and focus of body and mind. An ideal choice for participants of all ages. Instructor: Alex Hing
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Workshops, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Tai Chi Outdoors

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 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Street Fair

Tour | Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour


Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour

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. Bertha Hope is a jazz pianist, teacher, composer, and arranger.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, 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 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Film | Oscar nominee Doctor Zhivago (1965) with Omar Sharif: based on the novel by Pasternak


Married physician-poet Yuri Zhivago falls in love with alluring Lara during the Russian Revolution in this Best Picture nominee that's based on the novel by Boris Pasternak. Directors David Lean. 200 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Oscar nominee Doctor Zhivago (1965) with Omar Sharif: based on the novel by Pasternak

Film | The Phantom Thread (2017): 6 Oscar nominations


Set in London's couture world in 1954, it stars Daniel Day-Lewis as a couturier who takes a young waitress, played by Vicky Krieps, as his muse. Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. 130 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, The Phantom Thread (2017):  6 Oscar nominations

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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Tours, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour

Film | No Country for Old Men (2007): Oscar's Best Picture of the Year


Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen. Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin. 122 min.
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Films, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, No Country for Old Men (2007): Oscar's Best Picture of the Year

Film | A Touch of Class (1973): British romantic comedy


A Romantic comedy about a pair of clandestine lovers in a London-Spain tryst.  Directed by Mervin Frank. Starring Glenda Jackson and George Segal.  90 min.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, A Touch of Class (1973): British romantic comedy

Film | Rough Night (2017): comedy with Scarlett Johansson


Five friends from college reunite when they rent a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails. Just when all hope is lost, they realize there's more to the story than they could've ever imagined. Director: Lucia Aniello. 101 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Rough Night (2017): comedy with Scarlett Johansson

Classical Music | Chamber works by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Bloch and Debussy


Lucy Moses School Student Ensemble, Rob Kapilow, conductor; Harlem Quartet. Program Handel (1685–1759) Overture to Messiah Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) Serenade for Strings Elegie Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) Concerto Grosso No. 1 Prelude Debussy (1862-1918) Cakewalk About the Performers Harlem Quartet advances diversity in classical music while engaging new audiences with varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. The band has performed at The White House for President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama. Lucy Moses School Student Ensemble has performed with such distinguished artists as Itzhak Perlman, Ida Kavafian, and Paquito D’Rivera.  Composer, conductor, and music commentator Robert Kapilow has conducted stage works including performances of a Lukas Foss opera, performances with the American Repertory Theatre, and over 300 performances of the Tony Award-winning musical Nine on Broadway. He has written pieces for the Kansas City Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Concerts, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Chamber works by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Bloch and Debussy

Concert | The Jambalaya Brass Band: New York’s Ultimate New Orleans Party Band


Since 1998, the Jambalaya Brass Band has been kickin’ it hard with a flavor straight from the streets of New Orleans, paying their respects to the unique musical traditions of New Orleans incorporating a special blend of R & B, Funk, Gospel Traditional Jazz, Zydeco, Latin, Hip Hop and Be-Bop. They will take you on a historical journey through the New Orleans brass band tradition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, The Jambalaya Brass Band: New York’s Ultimate New Orleans Party Band

Concert | 3 Folk Music Acts


5:30 pm  Will Scott -- Hill Country blues and Soul/Americana 6:05 pm  Jess Clinton -- Introspective folk/pop 6:40 pm  Dead Sea Sisters -- American/Israeli oldtime trio
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Concerts, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, 3 Folk Music Acts

City Walk | Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today


Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Jacobs, James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, Dave Attell, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, and Truman Capote are just a few of the thousands of accomplished artists, writers, radicals, and performers who made their way through Greenwich Village. This tour, primarily focusing on the 1950s onward, visits the hangouts that have defined legendary people and the spirit of this iconic neighborhood.
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City Walks, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today

Screening | 2018 Teen Producers Academy Film Showcase


See films made at the 2018 Teen Producers Academy Summer Intensive. Dinner will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, 2018 Teen Producers Academy Film Showcase

Workshop | Sunset Jam on the Hudson


Rhythm and grooves fill the air at this Friday evening program. Follow the lead of professional drummers as they guide you through the pulsating beats of traditional African drumming techniques and methods. Drums provided, dancing welcome!
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Sunset Jam on the Hudson

Play | Hamlet: Shakespeare Outdoors


Shakespeare's troubled prince in an outdoor production. Directed by George K. Wells Thursdays-Sundays; August 2-26, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | A Celebration of The Broken Earth Trilogy


A celebration of speculative fiction author N. K. Jemisin and her critically-acclaimed Broken Earth Trilogy, comprising the books The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, and The Stone Sky. Jemisin is widely regarded as one of the most significant voices in contemporary science fiction and fantasy, and books in this trilogy have been awarded Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. Jemisin will give an exclusive reading from her anticipated short-story collection How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? (Nov 27th, 2018, Orbit Books) and talk with fantasy author Genevieve Valentine (Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti, Persona).
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Author Readings, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, A Celebration of The Broken Earth Trilogy

Concert | Musical Entertainment on the Waterfront


Start the weekend with musical entertainment on the waterfront! Bring your friends and a blanket to the park and listen to local artists ease you out of the week and into the weekend.  Tonight: Manhattan Samba
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Concerts, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Musical Entertainment on the Waterfront

Concert | Outspoken Chicago MC & Poet


Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. Tonight: Jazze Belle - The outspoken Chicago MC and poet Noname.
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Concerts, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Outspoken Chicago MC & Poet

Film | Planes (2013): Animated Pixar Adventure -- Outdoors


A cropdusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race. Director: Klay Hall 91 min. Movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.
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Films, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Planes (2013): Animated Pixar Adventure -- Outdoors

Play | Macbeth: Street Gang Twist on Shakespeare


A Gangs of New York-styled Macbeth, set in the mid-1800s when early settlers fought for turf in the infamous Five Points area.
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7:00 pm
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Plays, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Macbeth: Street Gang Twist on Shakespeare

Classical Music | Vocal pieces by European composers


A recital of songs by the renowned Czech composers Rudolf Friml, Oskar Nedbal, Rudolf Piskacek, Jiri Benes, Roman Blahnik and Jiri Steblicky.  Performers:  Bellissime Vocal Duo: Gabriela Miková Johnson, mezzo soprano; Anna Butkiewicz, soprano Táňa Vaněčková, piano Program: Rudolf Piskacek  from Perly panny Serafinky Rudolf Friml from Vagabond King and Rose Marie Jara Benes from Ulicnice R. A. Dvorsky Slunecnice Jaroslav Jezek Kytice Josef Stelibsky from Ostrov Milovani Oskar Nedbal from Polska Krev Rudolf Piskacek from Perly panny Serafinky
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Concerts, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Vocal pieces by European composers

Comedy Club | No Name Comedy Variety Show


Comedian Luke Thayer (new CD "Hopes + Dreams") Storyteller Jillian Thomas (Ten Foot Rat Cabaret) Comic Ray Marshall (Orange Is The New Black)
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Comedy Clubs, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, No Name Comedy Variety Show

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
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Comedy Clubs, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, An Evening of Standup Comedy

Movie in a Park | A Celebration of Modern Caribbean Cinema


Journey to Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Barbados, Haiti, Trinidad and the Dominican Republic through these wonderful short films.    
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Movie in a Parks, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, A Celebration of Modern Caribbean Cinema

Screening | The Met presents: A Night at the Opera with the legendary Marx Brothers


The most popular of 13 films created by the legendary Marx Brothers, A Night at the Opera endures as one of the funniest comedies to ever appear on the silver screen. The straightforward plot—which follows the brothers as they try to launch the career of an aspiring Italian tenor—allows ample opportunity for their trademark hijinks, from the witty banter of the Contract Scene to the film’s raucous finale backstage at a performance of Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Directed by Sam Wood. 93 min. *Met's Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.
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Screenings, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, The Met presents: A Night at the Opera  with the legendary Marx Brothers

Film | Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013): Drama with Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack


As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society. 132 min. You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass.
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Films, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013): Drama with Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack

Film | Spider-Man Homecoming: (2017): Web-Slinging Adventure with Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr.


Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City. Director: Jon Watts 133 min. You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass.
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Films, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, Spider-Man Homecoming: (2017): Web-Slinging Adventure with Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr.

Movie in a Park | 2-Time Oscar Winner Coco (2017): Animated Comedy Adventure -- Outdoors


Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt. Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. 105 min. Directors: Lee Unkrich Bring a blanket!
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Movie in a Parks, August 24, 2018, 08/24/2018, 2-Time Oscar Winner Coco (2017): Animated Comedy Adventure -- Outdoors
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Play | Parody of Golden Globe winning TV show

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Classical Music | Piano works by Beethoven, J.S.Bach, Rachmaninoff and more

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