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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 28, 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! 41 free events take place on August 28 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 28 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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All events, things to do on August 28, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many
free events nyc New York City Opera performs a one-hour adaptation of The Crucible
free events nyc Memories of Underdevelopment (1968): "one of the 10 best films of 1968" - New York Times
free events nyc The Met presents: Rossini's The Barber of Seville
free events nyc Voices of A People's History: American Rebels, Dissenters and Visionaries -- with Actors Viggo Mortensen, Rachel Dratch and More
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Workshop | Tai Chi Class


Improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination in this Taijiquan class open to beginner and experienced alike. This martial art, created in the 19th century in Beijing, China, is a gentle, non-impact exercise benefiting both body and mind. Practitioners Tina and Juan want you to join them in their practice—northern Wu style.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Tai Chi Class

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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Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Tuesday Morning Meditation


Start your Tuesdays off right. Rise above the city streets and begin your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Join the Integral Yoga Institute, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and other guests for guided meditations. Open to people of all ages and experience levels. Meditation is subject to cancellation due to weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Tuesday Morning Meditation

Workshop | Tuesday Morning Tai Chi


Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and find balance and relaxation in a beautiful park. Guides from the Taoist Tai Chi Society will host an introductory practice of the different moves included in the basic Tai Chi set. Tai Chi is learned by doing: the instructor will demonstrate, then perform the moves with the class, and finally watch the students as they repeat them. Movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Tuesday Morning Tai Chi

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 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Yoga Outdoors


Perfect your downward dog under the trees at the 16th season of outdoor yoga classes presented by KeVita. A colorful selection of mats is provided by Gaiam.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Yoga Outdoors

Lesson | Chinese chess


Strategy board game for two players. Learning, interacting and having fun with Chinese chess.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Chinese chess

Workshop | Zumba Gold Workshop


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip-Hop and more. Enthusiastic Instruction creates fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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. 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 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, 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 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Workshop | Knitting in the Park


Cast on al fresco with fellow enthusiasts and experts to guide your knits and purls. Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided. Classes are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Workshops, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Knitting in the Park

Workshop | Anime and Manga Club


Watch new anime and discuss upcoming manga titles you will enjoy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Anime and Manga Club

Book Club | Paulo Coehlo's The Alchemist


An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. One of the most influential writers of our time, Paulo Coehlo's books have sold more than 225 million copies in more than 170 countries. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and has received the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur. In 2007, he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Paulo Coehlo's The Alchemist

Workshop | Drop-In Chess


Play the popular strategy game while getting pointers and advice from an expert. Chess improves concentration, problem-solving, and strategic planning – plus it’s fun. For ages 5 and up (adults welcome).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Broadway Buskers Concert


Concerts present original music, hits from yesterday and today, and musical theater tunes with singer-songwriters who happen to be Broadway actors and composers. Tuesdays in August and September.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Origami experience


This sixty-minute session will help you experience Japanese origami art through verbal description and the physicality of a piece of paper transforming into a variety of shapes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opera | New York City Opera performs a one-hour adaptation of The Crucible


The Crucible is an English-language opera written by Robert Ward based on the play by Arthur Miller abvout the Salem witch trials. It won both the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Music and the New York Music Critics Circle Citation. The libretto was lightly adapted from Miller's text by Bernard Stambler.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Concerts, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, New York City Opera performs a one-hour adaptation of The Crucible

Workshop | Writing Club: Experimental Literature


An evening of free-form creative writing! No formal writing experience is required, just enthusiasm and curiosity to see where writing takes you. This session will explore the theme of innovation, using experimental literature push the boundaries of our own writing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Tuesday Trivia


Grab a team and join this weekly al fresco battle of the wits! Fun prizes go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Teams must be 4 people or fewer. Hosted by TriviaNYC.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Meditation at the Library


Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lesson | Strictly Tango


Put on your dancing shoes and learn with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. They bring you “the authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner, your friends or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner! Tuesdays, July 10-September 11, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performance | We Wear the Masc: Art Song, Verse, Poetry


Brian McQueen's performance piece that explores the intersectionality of being black, femme and queer in the 21st century through the mediums of art song, verse, poetry. The piece explores masculinity as a plurality not solely performed in manner. Brian McQueen’s bass-baritone juxtaposed with their femme identity and performance beckons a broadening of the conversation surrounding black effeminacy; most specifically as a male-bodied person. McQueen reassigns classic poetic text of songs from standard recital repertoire to comment on gender identity, the serviceability of gender, gender performance, race, as well as creating space & visibility as an act of human being with non-binary identification as lens.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, We Wear the Masc: Art Song, Verse, Poetry

Workshop | Vinyasa Yoga


This Vinyasa style class is designed to unleash your inner warrior. Light meditation and a Vinyasa flow will help students focus on linking breath to movement, building strength and increasing flexibility; all while calming the mind and relaxing the body. This class is open to all level practitioners from beginner to expert yogi. Please bring your own mat & towel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Club | Richard Wright's Native Son


The book tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, an African American youth living in utter poverty in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s. While not apologizing for Bigger's crimes, Wright portrays a systemic inevitability behind them. Bigger's lawyer, Boris Max, makes the case that there is no escape from this destiny for his client or any other black American since they are the necessary product of the society that formed them and told them since birth who exactly they were supposed to be. Richard Wright (1908-1960) wrote novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially related to the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries, who suffered discrimination and violence in the South and the North. Literary critics believe his work helped change race relations in the United States in the mid-20th century. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Book Clubs, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Richard Wright's Native Son

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.
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Park Walks, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Author Reading | Astronomy on Tap: Out of This World Books


Famed astrophysicist Carl Sagan once claimed, “A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic." Visiting scholars with Astronomy on Tap, the pop-science lecture series, back up his theory with presentations on topics ranging from literary representations of exoplanets to the presence of astronomy in Renaissance literature. Think of it as science class for English majors.  Speakers include: - Megan Bedell, Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron Institute Exoplanets in Fact and Fiction - James Hedberg, CUNY City College Circles, Lines, and Revolutions: A Look at the Prominent Figures in Early Astronomy Texts  - Alex Teachey, Columbia University Cosmic Perspective: The Works of Carl Sagan.
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Author Readings, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Astronomy on Tap: Out of This World Books

Dancing | Sunset Salsa Dancing


Things heat up when the sun goes down with Sunset Salsa! Salsa dancing led by Talia Castro-Pozo and friends. Beginner Salsa dance lessons from 6:30pm – 7:15pm; DJs start the party at 7:15pm. Tuesdays, July 10-August 28, 2018.
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Workshop | HIIT Workshop


Veteran Donald Calliste leads exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive even after your workout is done. Please bring a mat. Every Tuesday from June 5-October 30, 2018.
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Workshop | Yoga in the Park


Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at evening yoga classes. Bring a mat and join an instructor from Sweet Water Dance and Yoga to strengthen your muscles while taking in views of the sunset on water. Every Tuesday from June 5-September 11, 2018.
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Workshop | Yoga in the Evening


Come to a beautiful park for a yoga class. This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Every Tuesday from June 5-August 28, 2018.
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Workshop | Bodyroll Workout


Bodyroll is a 90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to tone, strengthen, and train your body with slammin' moves and bangin' grooves that will getchu looking (and feeling) suppa duppa fly! Tuesdays, August 7-September 25, 2018.                             The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South Manhattan Directions to this location   Cost Free   Event Organizer Summer on the Hudson Contact Number 311
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Film | Memories of Underdevelopment (1968): "one of the 10 best films of 1968" - New York Times


An aspiring writer looks back on the changes in Cuba from the Cuban Revolution to the missile crisis. Based on the novel Memorias del Subdesarrollo by Edmundo Desnoes, the film gathered several awards at international film festivals and was named the 144th best film of all time in the Sight & Sound 2012 poll and ranked by The New York Times as one of the 10 best films of 1968. Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. Starring Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados. 97 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Films, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Memories of Underdevelopment (1968): "one of the 10 best films of 1968" - New York Times

Poetry Reading | 4 poets read from their work


With: Amy Meng Ansley Moon Jenny Xie Monica Youn
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, 4 poets read from their work

Author Reading | 2 authors read from their books


A reading with Brown Girls web series co-creator Fatimah Asghar, who will read from her debut collection of poetry, If They Come For Us, and the artist Vivek Shraya, whose forthcoming book I’m Afraid of Men explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl—and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century.
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Screening | My Life in Pictures: A Screening with Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Frank Mouris


Legendary filmmaker Frank Mouris will discuss his work and screen Frank Film and Frankly, Caroline, other films in animated collage style, and Coney, a 50minute film shot on location in frame-by-frame pixilation and multiple manipulations of a Bolex camera. Frank Film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film of 1973.
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Screenings, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, My Life in Pictures: A Screening with Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Frank Mouris

Screening | The Met presents: Rossini's The Barber of Seville


Bartlett Sher’s madcap take on this classic bel canto comedy stars baritone Christopher Maltman in the title role, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the clever Rosina, and tenor Lawrence Brownlee as the ardent Count Almaviva. *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 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, The Met presents: Rossini's The Barber of Seville

Film | Isle of Dogs (2018): Animated Adventure with Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray


Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog. Director: Wes Anderson 101 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 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Isle of Dogs (2018): Animated Adventure with Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray

Performance | Voices of A People's History: American Rebels, Dissenters and Visionaries -- with Actors Viggo Mortensen, Rachel Dratch and More


Howard Zinn's book A People’s History of the United States brings to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery, protesting war, creating unions, advancing women’s rights and LGBTQ liberation, and struggling to right wrongs of the day. This program will feature live readings, dialogue, and celebration with very special guests. By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past—and present—the program seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice. Featuring Staceyann Chin, Rachel Dratch, Michael Ealy, Laura Gomez, Celisse Henderson, Viggo Mortensen and more.
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Performances, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Voices of A People's History: American Rebels, Dissenters and Visionaries -- with Actors Viggo Mortensen, Rachel Dratch and More

Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Take a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. Tuesdays, July 3-October 30, 2018.
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Comedy Club | Baby Shower Comedy Show


The Baby Shower Comedy Show sets out on a mission to elevate bar comedy shows in NYC and offer a better experience - specifically for date nights or for people who might not seek out comedy in NYC. They bring the audience a very intimate, special show every week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performance | A science show!

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Play | Parody of Golden Globe winning TV show

Regular Price: $40
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Classical Music | Piano works by Beethoven, J.S.Bach, Rachmaninoff and more

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