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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 25, 2018?

41 free events take place on August 25 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 25 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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free events nyc The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
free events nyc Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC
free events nyc Macbeth: Street Gang Twist on Shakespeare
free events nyc The Met presents: Gounod's Roméo et Juliette
free events nyc Shakespeare for Everyone
free events nyc Thank You For Your Service (2017): Returning from War
free events nyc A Ballerina's Tale: (2015): Documentary on Dancer Misty Copeland
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Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Every Saturday.
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Workshops, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Morning Fitness

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. 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. Tuesdays and Saturdays, June 23 -September 29, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

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 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, 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 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Street Fair

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Street Fair

Workshop | Yoga Flow Workshop


Want to flow through your chaturanga with views of NYC's future mega-neighborhood? From May through September, this  yoga session will happen every Saturday morning. Mats and blocks for the first 20 participants.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Yoga Flow Workshop

Workshop | Drawing in the Park


Paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Art materials provided. Please note that this program is for adult participants (age 18 and up).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Drawing in the Park

Workshop | Garden Yoga


Outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Mats will be provided for temporary use. Saturdays, June 16-September 1, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Garden Yoga

Dance Lesson | Moves with Limón Dance


Experience the joy of movement and dance. Led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company, this modern dance class is now in its seventh year. Open to all levels and ages. Saturdays, June 23-September 8, 2018.
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Dance Lessons, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Moves with Limón Dance

Workshop | Butt and Gut Workshop


Veteran Donald Calliste leads you to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes with cardio exercises that keep your heart rate up and fat burning. Please bring a mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Butt and Gut Workshop

Festival | Tennis Open Festival


Watch tennis stars on the court for the 3rd annual Tennis Open!  Cheer on teams as they compete against each other, with a winner crowned on Thursday night. Tennis clinics for both kids and adults will be available throughout the week. August 25-31, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Tennis Open Festival

Workshop | Crocheting and Knitting Meet Up


Please bring your own supplies—Yarn, Crochet hooks and Knitting Needles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Crocheting and Knitting Meet Up

Workshop | Shape Up NYC Zumba


It's Shape Up NYC's fun Zumba class! Colorful outfits are encouraged!  Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.
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Workshops, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Shape Up NYC Zumba

Workshop | Ultimate Frisbee


The “Spirit of the Game” lives on! Enjoy drop-in, organized games of Ultimate Frisbee and learn why this is becoming a fast-growing sport all around the world. All levels welcome. Discs provided.
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Workshops, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Ultimate Frisbee

Workshop | Summer Workout


Complimentary outdoor Pilates mat classes with BK Pilates. - Wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement - Bring your own mat Wednesdays and Saturdays through August 29, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Summer Workout

Workshop | Yoga for beginners


In this session you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system.  No prior experience with yoga is necessary. - Can relieve chronic ailments. - Can relieve back pain, stress, anxiety and tension. - Strengthens the spins. - Takes only 5-10 minutes to practice daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Yoga for beginners

Performance | Short Plays: Deconstructing and Reconstructing


Features three new theatrical works, followed by a talkback session. Through "Three Short Plays," emerging and established NYC playwrights allow their smaller gems - 10-minute plays and one-act works - to breathe, and to have the benefit of being seen and discovered by appreciators as well as experts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Short Plays: Deconstructing and Reconstructing

City Walk | Greenwich Village Walking Tour


Steeped in artistic, political and progressively social history, Greenwich Village today remains a cultural melting pot. The ‘Village’ has been, and remains a bohemian capitol, a center of the modern LGBT movement and one of the birthplaces of the ‘Beat’ and 60’s counter culture movements. Alongside historic landmarks the tours visit the Villages’ modern day institutions, observing where the places todays Villagers’ work, live and play, and where they maintain the sense of the unique, bizarre and beautiful bohemia we call Greenwich Village. This event takes place every Saturday from June 2 to September 29.
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City Walks, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Greenwich Village Walking Tour

Dance Lesson | Afrofusion-Afrobeats Dance Class


Tamara aka Faith Jones has danced with many companies and choreographed for many stages: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Radio City, NJPAC, choreographed for FELA Workshops, taught at corporate events such as Nabisco, teaches at Broadway Dance Center and a host of other venues. This class is open-level, so bring the crew.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Afrofusion-Afrobeats Dance Class

Staged Reading | Shakespeare for Everyone


The Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
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1:00 pm
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Staged Readings, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Shakespeare for Everyone

Workshop | Warm from Within Breathing Workshop


Come to enjoy deep breathing with Wim Hof/Tsa Lung- inspired techniques!  This program is easy to join as the breathing is (as always) a continuous flow.    -- Learn how to warm from within  -- Experience the "energy body" within minutes with e.g tingling sensations -- Improve health, avoid sickness -- Gain mood boosts -- Learn about the science on breath, the latest studies on improving immune system, from depression/anxiety to happier states Saturdays, July 14 and 21, August 4-25, 2018.
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Workshops, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Warm from Within Breathing Workshop

Workshop | Writer's Circle


Join a group of individuals with an interest in writing who are willing to share ideas and techniques. All genres and styles encouraged. Everyone is welcome in this friendly and supportive atmosphere. This workshop takes place every second and fourth Saturday of each month.
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Workshops, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Writer's Circle

Classical Music | New York Opera Forum: Handel's Ariodante


New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of Ariodante (1735) by Handel (1685–1759). Ariodante HWV 33 is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel. The opera was first performed in the Covent Garden Theatre, London, on 8 January 1735. Ariodante opened Handel's first season at Covent Garden, supported by the Prince of Wales. Handel had the tacit and financial support of the King and Queen and, more vocally, of the Princess Royal. The opera received 11 performances during its premiere season at Covent Garden.
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Concerts, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, New York Opera Forum: Handel's Ariodante

Workshop | Creative Writing Class


Attendees will discover the value of their own stories.  Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible. Upcoming dates: 09/08, 09/15.
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Film | The Girl on the Train (2016): Based on the #1 NYTimes bestseller


A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. Based on the #1 bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins. Directed by Tate Taylor. Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson. 112 min.
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Films, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, The Girl on the Train (2016): Based on the #1 NYTimes bestseller

Film | Woman on the Run (1950): film noir- crime


After witnessing a murder, Frank Johnson goes on the run to avoid being killed himself. Director: Norman Foster. With Ann Sheridan and Dennis O'Keefe. 79 min.
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Films, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Woman on the Run (1950): film noir- crime

Film | Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (2018)


A poor teen competes in a contest to win control of a virtual-reality world called the OASIS. After unlocking the first key to the prize, he is targeted by an evil corporation and must enlist his friends' help to fight back. Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn. 140 min.
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Films, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (2018)

Film | The Party (2017): British Black Comedy


Janet hosts an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension. After her acerbic best friend and others arrive, some with dramatic news to share, an announcement by Janet's husband provokes a series of revelations. As the sophisticated soiree starts to unravel, a night that began with champagne soon ends up with arguments, shouting and a pointed gun.  Directed by Sally Potter. Starring: Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson. 71 mins.
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Films, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, The Party (2017): British Black Comedy

Film | Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018): science fiction


Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat. Director: Steven S. DeKnight. Starring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny. 110 min.
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Films, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018):  science fiction

Film | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962): mythology of the Old West


A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed. Director: John Ford. Starring James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles. 123 min.
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Films, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962): mythology of the Old West

Film | Exploring Chinese Cinema: Chinese Odyssey 2002 (2002)


This action comedy follows royal heirs Princess Wushuang and future Emperor Zheng De as they escape the Forbidden City to taste life among Ming Dynasty China's have-nots. Combining swordfights, slapstick, satire, songs, and genuine sentiment into a lightning-paced big-screen farrago of "identity changes and gender confusions; plot contortions, clever puns and a great punchline" (Time Out London). Directed by Jeffrey Lau. 91 min.
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Films, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Exploring Chinese Cinema: Chinese Odyssey 2002 (2002)

Film | Black Panther (2018): Blockbuster of the Year


T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. Director: Ryan Coogler. Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o. 134 min.
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Film | Thank You For Your Service (2017): Returning from War


A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.  Directors Jason Hall. Stars: Miles Teller, Beulah Koale, Joe Cole. 109 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Thank You For Your Service (2017): Returning from War

Jazz | The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival


Monty Alexander was named the fifth greatest jazz pianist ever in “The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time,” and it’s not hard to see why. The storied, Kingston-born musician cut his teeth playing boogie-woogie, folk, and calypso tunes, and melded them into a rich jazz tradition. He’ll be performing at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival alongside Grammy-nominated vocalist Catherine Russell, piano wunderkind Matthew Whitaker, and trumpeter Keyon Harrold, who was dubbed “the future of the trumpet” by Wynton Marsalis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Concerts, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Dance Performance | Choreography on the East River Waterfront


Norte Maar’s Dance returns for its 6th season bringing dancemakers and their companies to a main stage set on the East River waterfront. Norte Maar are renowned for their cross-disciplinary collaborative projects, to present this choreographic residency in the Park dedicated to the creation and presentation of dance.
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Dance Performances, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Choreography on the East River Waterfront

Classical Music | Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC


Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC

Movie in a Park | A Wrinkle in Time (2018) with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling


After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. Director: Ava DuVernay, 109 min., USA Music begins at 6:00PM; film begins at 8:00PM or sundown.
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Movie in a Parks, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, A Wrinkle in Time (2018) with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling

Play | Hamlet: Shakespeare Outdoors


Shakespeare's troubled prince in an outdoor production. Directed by George K. Wells Thursdays-Sundays; August 2-26, 2018.
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Plays, August 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Hamlet: Shakespeare 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 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, Macbeth: Street Gang Twist on Shakespeare

Screening | The Met presents: Gounod's Roméo et Juliette


A pair of exuberant artists, tenor Vittorio Grigolo and soprano Diana Damrau, delight as opera’s iconic star-crossed lovers. Charles-François Gounod (1818 – 1893) is a French composer, best known for his Ave Maria, based on a work by Bach, as well as his opera Faust. Another opera by Gounod occasionally still performed is Roméo et Juliette. Gounod died on October 18, 1893, after a final revision of his twelve operas. His funeral took place ten days later at the Church of the Madeleine, with Camille Saint-Saëns playing the organ and Gabriel Fauré conducting. Vittorio Grigolo began singing by the age of four. When he was nine years old he accompanied his mother to have her eyes tested and, hearing someone singing from another room, he spontaneously began his own rendition of "Ave Maria". The singer, the optician's father, was so impressed that he insisted Grigolo have an audition for the Sistine Chapel Choir as soon as possible. Young Vittorio was chosen to become part of Sistine Chapel Choir as a soloist. At age 13 he played the Pastorello in a performance of Tosca at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, where he shared the stage with Luciano Pavarotti and was given the nickname 'Il Pavarottino' (small Pavarotti). When 18, Vittorio joined the Vienna Opera Company. He became the youngest man to perform in Milan's La Scala at age 23. He also raced Pre-3000 Formula cars for a while until an accident limited his opportunities in this field. Diana Damrau was born in 1971 in Günzburg, Bavaria, Germany, and began her operatic studies with Carmen Hanganu (de) at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg. During her studies, she developed an edema on a vocal fold. After consulting with several doctors, she decided to undergo an alternative therapy without surgery. She is now particularly associated with works of Mozart, Strauss and the Italian bel canto repertory. Damrau is a Kammersängerin of the Bavarian State Opera.  *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 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, The Met presents: Gounod's Roméo et Juliette

Film | A Ballerina's Tale: (2015): Documentary on Dancer Misty Copeland


A feature documentary on African American ballerina Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious rise, her potentially career-ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world. Director: Nelson George 85 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 25, 2018, 08/25/2018, A Ballerina's Tale: (2015): Documentary on Dancer Misty Copeland
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