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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 27, 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! 29 free events take place on August 27 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 27 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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Mon, August 27, 2018
29 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on August 27, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc The Met presents: R. Strauss' Elektra: intense one-act opera

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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 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Tennis Open Festival

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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 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Introduction to Meditation

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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 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Pilates Workshop

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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 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Morning Meditation

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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.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

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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 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking public education program which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course, which uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect persons to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches about the risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Mental Health First Aid Training

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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.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

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A jewelry making workshop, focused on beaded bracelets, led by Phyllis Tamburri.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Jewelry Making Workshop: Beaded Bracelets

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A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning. Director: Sean S. Cunningham. Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor. 141 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Friday the 13th (1980): a violent psychopath stalking a group of people

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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: July 2, 16, and 30 and August 20 and 27, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:45 am
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Workshops, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Brazilian Portuguese Class

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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. Frank Owens is a pianist, arranger, composer, and musical director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

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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 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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This class introduces savings and budget concepts:  Review banks and banking products, including debit and credit cards, and how to reduce indebtedness.  The class also introduces investment principles. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Life Skills: Budgeting, Credit, & Debt

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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 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour

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A business man finds his life thrown into upheaval when he thinks he'll be fired and become a dad. Director: José Ferrer Starring Gena Rowlands. 87 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, The High Cost of Loving (1958): a classic comedy

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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 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Resume Help

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There is few better ways to remember or understand a time period than to Listen to the most popular music of the time. 1968 saw top hits from The Beatles, Otis Redding, Simon & Garfunkel, The Doors, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and so many more. Explore this pivotal time period through a listening party and discussion or shared and personal memories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, 1968 Dance/Listening Soiree

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In Light in August, Faulkner explores themes of race, sex, class and religion in the American South. By focusing on characters that are misfits, outcasts, or are otherwise marginalized in their community, he portrays the clash of alienated individuals against a Puritanical, prejudiced rural society. The novel has come to be considered one of the most important literary works by Faulkner and one of the best English-language novels of the 20th century. William Faulkner (1897-1962) is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature generally and Southern literature specifically. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was not widely known until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, for which he became the only Mississippi-born Nobel winner. Two of his works, A Fable (1954) and his last novel The Reivers (1962), won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, William Faulkner's Light in August

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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.” This tour repeats every Monday.
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Tours, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

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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 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Dance and sculpt

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To celebrate the centenary of one of the American musical theatre’s lyricists/ librettists Steve Ross and Max St. James present We Remember Him Well – The Songs of Alan Jay Lerner. Lerner’s musical partners include Kurt Weill, Burton Lane, Andre Previn, John Barry and, most famously and prolifically, Frederick Loewe. Lerner & Loewe’s many and marvelous contributions to the world of musical theatre and film include: Paint Your Wagon, Brigadoon, Camelot, Gigi and the eternal treasure that is My Fair Lady. The talented cast of faces fresh and familiar will perform such classics as: I Talk to the Trees, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, I Remember It Well, What Did I Have That I Don’t Have?, Heather On the Hill, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly? and Almost Like Being In Love as well as some treasures from the trunk -all accompanied by Steve and Max’s backstage stories.
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Concerts, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, The Songs of Alan Jay Lerner

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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 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Crafts and Cocktails

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It's 1997, Manhattan has been turned into a high-security prison island, and Snake Plissken must break in to rescue the President of the United States from the felons who run the joint. A note-perfect bit of early 1980s futuristic New York-bashing created by the confluence of the right actor, director and idea. Director: John Carpenter. Starring Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine. 99 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Escape from New York (1981): post-apocalyptic science-fiction

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Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder.   Directed by Reginald Hudlin. 118 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Chadwick Boseman in Marshall (2017):  biographical legal drama

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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 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, West African Dance

Movie in a Park |


A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Director: Gorô Miyazaki 91 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, From Up On Poppy Hill (2011): Animated Drama from Japan -- Outdoors

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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Fun and fabulous music

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Soprano Nina Stemme delivers a shattering performance as the deranged title princess lusting for vengeance, in Patrice Chéreau’s acclaimed production *Met's Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Screenings, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, The Met presents: R. Strauss' Elektra: intense one-act opera
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