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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 30, 2018?

41 free events take place on August 30 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 30 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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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 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Tennis Open Festival

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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Workshops, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Tai Chi in the Park

Workshop | Morning Yoga


Get your yoga on in the park this summer and fall with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Breathe, move, and stretch. Please bring your own yoga mat. Every Wednesday and Thursday from June 6-September 12, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Morning Yoga

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 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, City Hall Tour for Individuals

Workshop | Finding a Job Online


Learn how to use the internet to find and apply for jobs. Topics include exploring various websites to find jobs, different types of searches, filling out online application forms, and submitting electronic resumes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Finding a Job Online

Film | Gilda (1946): a classic film noir with Rita Hayworth


A deceitful woman plays with the lives of her husband, his crime lord boss, and his right-hand man. Director: Charles Vidor. Starring: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia & Steven Geray. 110 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
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Films, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Gilda (1946): a classic film noir with Rita Hayworth

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing


Looking for a job? Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and what HR is looking for in your application. Laptops will be first-come-first-served; bring your own if you have one. Also bring paper copies of your resume/cover letter, or have the file accessible via email or flash drive. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing

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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Concerts, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Tour | Tour The Battery


A tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan. Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Tour The Battery

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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Film | Sweet Smell of Success (1957): Power of the Press


A powerful film about a ruthless journalist and an unscrupulous press agent who'll do anything to achieve success. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick. Starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison. 96 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Sweet Smell of Success (1957): Power of the Press

Gallery Talk | Gallery Tour: Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)


The exhibition explores the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. White exhibited a prodigious scientific mind and abundant artistic talent at an early age. The exhibition traces her development from schoolgirl projects to highly accomplished renderings of the natural scenery of the Connecticut River Valley used in her husband’s many geology publications. Less well known are colorful paintings on cotton—some more than twelve feet long—that were used to illustrate her husband’s many college lectures on geology, botany, zoology, and anatomy. A tour of led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Gallery Tour: Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

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.
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Tours, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour

Film | Lost Horizon (1937): drama-fantasy


Fleeing war-torn China, a small plane and its passengers are hijacked to an idyllic valley in the Himalayas where time has virtually stopped. Director: Frank Capra. Starring Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton. 132 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Lost Horizon (1937): drama-fantasy

Film | Oscar winning The Thomas Crown Affair (1968): A Perfect Crime


This heist film was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning Best Original Song for Michel Legrand's "Windmills of Your Mind".  Millionaire businessman-sportsman Thomas Crown accomplishes a perfect crime by orchestrating four men to steal $2,660,527.62 from a Boston bank, along with a fifth man who drives the getaway car with the money and dumps it in a cemetery trash can. Directed by Norman Jewison. Starring: Steve McQueen & Faye Dunaway. 102 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Oscar winning The Thomas Crown Affair (1968): A Perfect Crime

Film | An Ordinary Man (2018) with Ben Kingsley


A war criminal in hiding begins to form a relationship with his newly-hired maid after he expresses loneliness to his handler. He initially treats her in an abusive manner, but gradually forms an awkward friendship with her. As the search for him intensifies, the General realizes she is the only person he can trust. She is later revealed to be more than a maid. Director: Brad Silberling. 90 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, An Ordinary Man (2018) with Ben Kingsley

Film | The Big Lebowski (1998): Cult Favorite


"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen. Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore. 117 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, The Big Lebowski (1998): Cult Favorite

Film | Natalie Portman in Annihilation (2018): Sci-Fi Psychological Horror


Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, a biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply. Director: Alex Garland. 115 mins.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Films, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Natalie Portman in Annihilation (2018): Sci-Fi Psychological Horror

Book Club | China Mieville's The City and The City


Inspector Tyador Borlú, of the Extreme Crime Squad in the fictional European city-state of Besźel, investigates the murder of Mahalia Geary, a foreign student found dead with her face disfigured, in a Besźel street. He soon learns that Geary had been involved in the political and cultural turmoil involving Besźel and its "twin city" of Ul Qoma. His investigations start in his home city of Besźel, lead him to Ul Qoma to assist the Ul Qoman police in their work, and eventually result in an examination of the legend of Orciny, a rumoured third city existing in the spaces between Besźel and Ul Qoma. China Tom Miéville is an English fantasy fiction author, comic writer, political activist and academic. He often describes his work as weird fiction and allied to the loosely associated movement of writers sometimes called New Weird. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2015.
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Book Clubs, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, China Mieville's The City and The City

Lesson | Create a Healthy Lifestyle through Meditation


Treat yourself to some special time to nourish your body, mind and spirit. Empower your life by learning a simple meditation technique that can be used daily for greater peace, energy, and well-being. The group meets outside the library. Please bring a mat, a blanket, or a chair.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Lessons, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Create a Healthy Lifestyle through Meditation

Jazz | Jazz in the Crossroads of the World


Take a break with this free outdoor concert series, presented by Make Music New York. End your Thursday on a good note while enjoying the sweet, swinging sounds and smooth rhythms of New York City's jazz bands. Thursdays in August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Jazz in the Crossroads of the World

Workshop | Meditation in the Park


Treat yourself to some special time to nourish your body, mind and spirit. Empower your life by learning a simple meditation technique that can be used daily for greater peace, energy, and well-being.
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Workshop | Tai Chi to the People


A walk-in tai chi class with a curriculum tested at the Tai Chi World Cup. Breathwork, visualization, and body mechanics unite in this unique evolution of the Tai Chi system that gives practitioners something tangible to take with them in every class. Taught by former US Tai Chi Push Hands Team captain and World Cup silver medalist Jan Lucanus.  Thursdays, July 12-September 27, 2018.
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Classical Music | Harlem Quartet, Grammy-Winning Ensemble


Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet in a program that reflects the group’s mission to advance diversity in a classical music. This string quartet performance pairs works of Debussy and Schubert with Brazilian, Cuban, Jazz and Ragtime repertoire.
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Concerts, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Harlem Quartet, Grammy-Winning Ensemble

Park Walk | East Side Evening Stroll


Come after work for an evening stroll along part of Central Park's East Side. Guides lead you on a casual walk from the southeast corner of the park to Bethesda Terrace. Learn about the Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the Lake on this tour designed for New York summer evenings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, East Side Evening Stroll

Movie in a Park | Big (1988) with Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia


After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. Director: Penny Marshall 104 min. Music starts at 6:00 PM, movie begins at sundown.
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Movie in a Parks, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Big (1988) with Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

Concert | Top-Notch Hip-Hop Artistry


JSwiss is among a class of hip hop artists that blend top-notch wordplay and substance with elite musicianship, both on-stage and on record, putting him alongside the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper. With multiple projects earning acclaim from media outlets, radio DJs and fans in the U.S. and internationally, JSwiss has garnered hundreds of thousands of plays worldwide and performed hundreds of shows, often with a live band.
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Concerts, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Top-Notch Hip-Hop Artistry

Workshop | All Abilities Dance Workshop


Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways. All fun. All welcome! Thursdays, August 3-31, 2018
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Workshop | Yoga on a Mansion Lawn


Stretch and strengthen the entire body while calming and centering the mind. Explore the full range of yoga poses—along with breath work and meditation. Students of all levels are welcome at these free classes, offered on the lawn with mats and props provided. Come for fitness, flexibility, stress release—and a moment of quiet in nature. Thursdays, August 2-30, 2018.
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Author Reading | Sculpture in Gotham: the relationship between politics and public art in NYC


New York City's patronage of public art has led the way for cities the world over. Sculptures and installations like "5 in 1" by Tony Rosenthal and "Untitled" by Milton Glaser have become part of the fabric of our streetscape, but they didn't appear out of thin air. A new book examines the polices and processes that have allowed such pieces to be erected. Focusing on  people, agencies and organizations, and both temporary and permanent projects from the 1960s forward, Michele H. Bogart reveals the changing forms and meanings of municipal public art.   Bogart will discuss her research  with columnist Mark Byrnes, examining issues and themes from her book Sculpture in Gotham: Art and Urban Renewal in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Author Readings, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Sculpture in Gotham: the relationship between politics and public art in NYC

Workshop | Yoga Flow


Link mindful breath with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors. Please bring a mat. Every Thursday from June 7-October 25, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Yoga on the Hudson


Take your workout to the waterfront! This exercise class returns for its 20th anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit. Enhance your yoga practice with skilled instructors and a rejuvenating river view. Bring your own mat! Thursdays, June 28-September 13, 2018.
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Book Club | James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man


Johnson’s 1912 The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is a reflective tale of a biracial man who passes for “white.” As he narrates the story he is torn between the racist horrors he bears witness to and his yearning for advancement and safety through being taken for “white.” James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist. He was appointed under President Theodore Roosevelt as US consul in Venezuela and Nicaragua for most of the period from 1906 to 1913. In 1934 he was the first African-American professor to be hired at New York University. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Movie in a Park | The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!: A Speech on Film


Speaker Bob Avakian analyzes the roots and driving forces of Trump/Pence fascism and the need for massive, sustained, non-violent outpourings to drive it from power. He does so with passion, humor, humanity, and a profound sense of history. 60 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!: A Speech on Film

Author Reading | The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies


Dawn Raffel's book is an extraordinary tale of how a mysterious immigrant "doctor" became the revolutionary innovator of saving premature babies—by placing them in incubators in World's Fair side shows and on Coney Island and Atlantic City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies

Performance | Greetings from Queer Mountain: Comedy Showcase


This month, you'll be gifted performances by George Civeris, Muna Mire, David Goldberg, Jay Jurden, Shannon Matesky, and Nico Tortorella! They will respond to the theme "Don’t Stop Me Now": think stories of perseverance, Pride, owning power, and overcoming obstacles.  Greetings from Queer Mountain is a themed comedy, prose, and storytelling showcase created by Micheal Foulk and Ralphie Hardesty. The show is currently running in Austin, New Orleans, and now New York! The mission of the show is to provide more stage time for the LGBTQIA voices that are often left out of heteronormative art spaces and to foster the growth and acceptance of new voices in writing, comedy, and performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Soy Caribeña!: Womxn's Voices of the Caribbean


Join a group of pioneering Caribbean women for this powerful night of music. Odaymara Cuesta and Olivia Prendes, a.k.a. Krudas Cubensi, are Cuban hip-hop MCs, independent musicians, poets, theater performers, and educators standing up for Black and Latin womxn, immigrants, queers, and people of color. They choose art as a weapon to fight against oppression and for justice, balance, and human rights for all. They’re joined by the Dominican singer-songwriter Carolina Camacho, who fuses folkloric rhythms with electronic and vocal jazz.  
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Concerts, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Soy Caribeña!: Womxn's Voices of the Caribbean

Screening | The Met presents: Dvořák's Rusalka


Mary Zimmerman’s fantastical production features soprano Kristine Opolais as the melancholy water nymph at the center of Dvořák’s dark fairy tale. *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
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Screenings, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, The Met presents: Dvořák's Rusalka

Movie in a Park | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) with Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart -- Outdoors


Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game. 119 min. Director: Jake Kasdan
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Movie in a Park | Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata (1978): Oscar-Nominated Drama with Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann


A married daughter who longs for her mother's love is visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist. 99 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata (1978): Oscar-Nominated Drama with Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann
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