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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 1, 2019?

22 free events take place on Thursday, August 1 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 today, tonight, tomorrow and 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 1 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!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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Thu, August 1, 2019
22 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Thursday, August 1, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Sunrise Yoga


Wake up with Sunrise Yoga. Please bring your own mat and towel - 20 mats will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Thursdays, June 13-August 8, 2019 (except July 4)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 am
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Workshops, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Sunrise Yoga

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. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 7-August 27, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
Free
Workshops, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Tai Chi in the Park

Workshop | Cardio Workshop


Start your day with a heart-pumping Cardio class. Bring your energy and wear sneakers! Thursdays, June 13-August 8, 2019 (except July 4)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Workshops, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Cardio Workshop

Workshop | Tai Chi on the Lawn


Tai Chi is an art that promotes balance, strength, grace, and flexibility, and promotes a meditative mood with its “dance of quiet motion." Thursdays, June 13-August 8, 2019 (except July 4)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
Free
Workshops, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Tai Chi on the Lawn

Tour | Governors Island Official Walking Tour


Look into the past of Governors Island and talk about its exciting transformation and future! In this one-hour walking tour, they will examine how historic preservation, innovative design and environmental stewardship make the Island what it is today - one of the most unique public spaces in New York City. Walking tours begin at the Governors Island Welcome Center at Soissons Landing and are hosted by the Friends of Governors Island. All tours are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Tours, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

Concert | 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. With: Isaac ben Ayala, Performing and Film Recording Artist
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Tour | Tour The Battery


Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more! Tours last about an hour. Thursdays, April 25-October 31, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:50 pm
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Tours, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Tour The Battery

Workshop | Game Nights in the Park


Weekly Game Nights are the perfect place to learn a new game, challenge yourself with new opponents, swap strategies, and meet like-minded people. Mondays through Fridays, May 1-August 30, 2019 Mondays: Mah Jongg Tuesdays: Word Game Night Wednesdays: Catan Game Night Thursdays: Mah Jongg (3pm-5pm); Beginner Chess (5pm-7pm) Fridays: Learn a New Game Night
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Game Nights in the Park

Workshop | Dance Cardio


Start the night with a specialized Dance Cardio class, varying from Zumba to Dance HIIT, Bolly X and more. Thursdays, June 13-August 8, 2019 (except July 4)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Dance Cardio

Workshop | Kayaking Workshop


Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Thursdays through August 29, 2019 (except July 4)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Kayaking Workshop

Film | Stalker (1979): Sci-Fi from Russia


A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. Director: Andrei Tarkovsky Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Stalker (1979): Sci-Fi from Russia

Workshop | Evening Yoga Outdoors


Stop by the park for a yoga class. Gaiam provides a colorful selection of mats available on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to secure one of the mats, please arrive at least 30 minutes before class begins. Otherwise, feel free to bring your own! Every Thursday, May 30-August 29, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Evening Yoga Outdoors

Workshop | Cardio HIIT Workout


Get moving with a heart-pumping Cardio HIIT class, like Insanity and Classic HIIT. Thursdays, June 13-August 8, 2019 (except July 4)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Cardio HIIT Workout

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 May 23 to June 27, 2019, and July 11 to October 31, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Yoga Flow

Workshop | Yoga in the Park


Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at evening yoga classes. Bring a mat. Thursdays, May 2--September 19, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Yoga in the Park

Workshop | Yoga on the Hudson


Enhance your yoga practice with skilled instructors and a rejuvenating river view. Bring your own mat! Thursdays, June 6-September 12, 2019 (except July 4)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Yoga on the Hudson

Workshop | Writers' Workshop


Hone your writing skills. They bring the instructors, you bring the desire to learn more about fiction, short story, memoir writing, and more. Thursdays, July 11-August 29, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Writers' Workshop

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Cool down your evening with Sunset Vinyasa Yoga and breathe easy as the sun sets over New York City. Please bring your own mat and towel - 25 mats will be provided on a first come, first served. Thursdays, June 13-August 8, 2019 (except July 4)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Workshops, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Sunset Yoga

Concert | Upbeat Funk and Electronica to Languid Jazz


Blending together elements of R&B, funk, and ‘80s pop, Blood Orange is the most recent project of British producer and singer Dev Hynes. With a distinctive sound that ranges from upbeat funk and electronica to languid jazz, paired with spoken-word poetry and vocal sampling, he earned the record top-20 spots on both Noisey and Pitchfork‘s Best Albums of 2016. This evening he is joined by vocalist and cellist Kelsey Lu whose “sublime” (Guardian) debut album, Blood, fuses disco, R&B, indie, and pop to showcase her classical training and experimental spirit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Upbeat Funk and Electronica to Languid Jazz

Play | Coriolanus: Shakespeare's Blistering Drama


The Bard’s blistering drama about a general voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and the unraveling that follows. Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Shakespeare In The Park’s Troilus and Cressida) directs a modern-day version of this riveting epic of democracy and demagoguery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Coriolanus: Shakespeare's Blistering Drama

Movie in a Park | Spike Lee's Crooklyn (1994): Growing Up in 70s New York (Outdoors)


Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973. Stars: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly  115 min. There are no chairs allows on the lawn, so bringing a blanket is ideal.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, Spike Lee's Crooklyn (1994): Growing Up in 70s New York (Outdoors)

Film | High Life (2018): Space Drama with Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin


A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space, where they live in isolation. Director: Claire Denis 113 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:15 pm
Free
Films, August 01, 2019, 08/01/2019, High Life (2018): Space Drama with Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Andr&eacute; Benjamin
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