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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 8, 2019?

28 free events take place on Thursday, August 8 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 8 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 8, 2019
28 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Thursday, August 8, 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 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, 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
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, 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 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, 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
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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, 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 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

Jazz | Lunchtime Jazz


Grab a bite from your favorite local lunchtime eatery and enjoy special performances by The New School for Jazz. Let these incredible artists provide the soundtrack for your meal while enjoying the park's beauty.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Lunchtime Jazz

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: Daryl Sherman, Voted Best Jazz Vocalist Hot House Magazine
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, 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 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Tour The Battery

Film | Babes on Broadway (1941): Oscar Nominated Musical


Aspiring young actors put on a show to aid children in a settlement house. 118 min. Director: Busby Berkeley. Starring Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter. Babes on Broadway had an Academy Award nomination for Best Music, Original Song.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Babes on Broadway (1941): Oscar Nominated Musical

Concert | Dueling Performances


Two artists at the top of their trade will perform - YOU will determine who is the ultimate champion. Each week experience a different act from beat boxers, to drag queens, to dancers, drummers, and more. This week: Dueling Drummers with NYU Steel Band
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Dueling Performances

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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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, 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 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, 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 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Kayaking Workshop

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 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Evening Yoga Outdoors

Film | Spike Lee's School Daze (1988): College Comedy with Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell-Martin


A not-so-popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college. 121 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Spike Lee's School Daze (1988): College Comedy with Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell-Martin

Tour | Summer Garden Tour


Get to know every detail of the park's plant life while walking through the park with one of the knowledgeable staff horticulturists. Discover how our perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees change as seasons pass, what plants are native, which are edible and medicinal, and how they take care of more than 500 varieties of plants growing in the park. This tour will highlight the ornamental grasses and wildflowers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Summer Garden Tour

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 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, 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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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, 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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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, 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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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Yoga on the Hudson

Concert | Freeform Psychedelic Jazz-Rock


Crumb, the nascent Brooklyn-via-Boston four-piece named “The Best of What’s Next” by Paste Magazine in 2018, dilate singer Lila Ramani’s songs into freeform ‘60s psych, loose jazz, and indie rock, referencing the likes of Melody’s Echo Chamber and Novos Baianos. With support from Brooklyn’s Phony Ppl, a sprawling veteran hip-hop collective signed to Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment that once backed Fetty Wap on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a performance of “Trap Queen,” and Purr, the bedroom pop project from NYC natives Eliza Callahan and Jack Staffen which recently recorded with Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Freeform Psychedelic Jazz-Rock

Jazz | Jazz on the Pier


For New York music lovers and visitors alike, smooth tunes return to the pier. Tonight: Carol Sudhalter Quartet
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Jazz on the Pier

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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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Writers' Workshop

Concert | African Soul and Chart-Topping Club Music


OkayAfrica—the largest destination connecting a global audience to African culture through authentic content and immersive experiences—fills the park with the spirit of African soul and the rhythms of chart-topping club music. DJ Poizon Ivy, official DJ of the Dallas Mavericks and the first female mixer to grace the airwaves at her local radio station, kicks things into high gear with her irresistible Afrobeats and multicultural mixes. Then Nigerian singer-songwriter Adekunle Gold takes over the stage with his signature blend of urban high-life and pop-infused songs. Proudly weaving together Yoruba, English and Pidgin English, Gold’s soulful Afropop will keep you feeling inspired all night long.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, African Soul and Chart-Topping Club Music

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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Workshops, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Sunset Yoga

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 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Coriolanus: Shakespeare's Blistering Drama

Movie in a Park | Joel & Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski (1998): Cult Classic with Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore (Outdoors)


Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. 117 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 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Joel & Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski (1998): Cult Classic with Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore (Outdoors)

Film | Sorry to Bother You (2018): Telemarketer's Magic Find


In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed. Director: Boots Riley Stars: LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler 111 minm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
Free
Films, August 08, 2019, 08/08/2019, Sorry to Bother You (2018): Telemarketer's Magic Find
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Play | Broadway Performer in a Drama

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