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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 9, 2019?

29 free events take place on Friday, August 9 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 9 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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Concert | Tori Kelly: Singing Sensation


California-born Tori Kelly is the singing sensation behind the hit songs "Nobody Love" and "Change Your Mind." Her new album is Inspired by True Events.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Tori Kelly: Singing Sensation

Workshop | Meditation on the Lawn


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. Fridays, May 31-August 30, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Meditation on the Lawn

Workshop | Tai Chi Outdoors


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures. Tai Chi results in strength and focus of body and mind. An ideal choice for participants of all ages. Instructor: Alex Hing Fridays, July 12-September 13, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Tai Chi Outdoors

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
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Tours, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Street Fair

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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Tours, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

Tour | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Heart of the Park Tour

Tour | Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour


Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood 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: Daryl Sherman, Voted Best Jazz Vocalist Hot House Magazine
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Film | The Goonies (1985): Boys In Search Of Treasure


A group of young misfits who call themselves The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on a quest to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure. 114 min. Director: Richard Donner. Starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen.  In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, The Goonies (1985): Boys In Search Of Treasure

Film | True Grit (2010) With Jeff Bridges And Matt Damon: Western By Coen Brothers


A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer. 110 min. Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. Starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld. True Grit was nominated for ten Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, True Grit (2010) With Jeff Bridges And Matt Damon: Western By Coen Brothers

Concert | Pipes At One Organ Recital


Praised by the media as "gifted" (New York Times), "dazzling" (Wall Street Journal), and "eloquent" (Los Angeles Times) organist Christopher Houlihan has performed at Disney Concert Hall with principal brass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, presented by the Philadelphia Orchestra; and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., presented by the National Symphony Orchestra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Pipes At One Organ Recital

Film | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011): Three Tiime Oscar Nominated Final Of The Series 


Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. Director: David Yates. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 had three nominations at the Academy Awards for Best Art Direction, Best Makeup and Best Visual Effects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011): Three Tiime Oscar Nominated Final Of The&nbsp;Series&nbsp;

Film | JT LeRoy (2018): Young Woman Lives With A Fake Celebrity Identity


A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law. 108 min. Director: Justin Kelly. Starring Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Jim Sturgess. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, JT LeRoy (2018): Young Woman Lives With A Fake Celebrity Identity

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Come in, relax, color and meditate! All materials are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Adult Coloring Club

Workshop | Fishing Clinic


Brand new this year! Take part in an incredible opportunity to learn line fishing without leaving the City. Learn how to tie fishing knots, bait a hook, cast a fishing rod, and maybe even reel up a fish! Guided by a marine biologist and expert anglers, you’ll learn the basics of line fishing, while catch-and-releasing some of the park’s aquatic organisms. Equipment provided on-site. All ages are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Fishing Clinic

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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Concert | Carnegie Hall Citywide:  From Brazilian Folk Fusion to Irish Fiddle to Zydeco


A colorful celebration of music by dynamic and diverse performers. Matuto, whose name means “country boy” in Brazilian slang, has been described as “weird and wonderful...unorthodox and delightful” by JazzTimes. Hear why when this lively quartet takes Brazilian folk music and shakes it up with the flatpicking guitars and fiery fiddles of American bluegrass to create a musical experience the group likens to “Brazilian Carnival in the Appalachian Mountains.” Anchored by Clay Ross’s guitar and Rob Curto’s accordion, Matuto’s joyous explorations of folk, world, and jazz styles are invigorating. Consider every possibility for what’s exciting and daring in Irish fiddle playing and Eileen Ivers surpasses them all. This Grammy Award winner, Emmy nominee, and nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion has played with major orchestras around the globe, as well as such luminaries as Sting, The Chieftains, Patti Smith, and countless others. Called “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” (The New York Times), she is deeply rooted in tradition while remaining dedicated to exploring new possibilities for the instrument. Zydeco—that intoxicating, accordion-driven South Louisiana blend of Cajun, Afro-Caribbean, and African American popular music—burns brightly when Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas perform. Nathan Williams’s accordion playing sets the boisterous tone, while his brother Dennis’s jazz-tinged guitar brings a unique flavor to the music. Bass, drums, and rubboard add extra spice to this Louisiana-styled musical gumbo for a performance that will get your feet moving, fingers snapping, and heart pounding.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Carnegie Hall Citywide:&nbsp; From Brazilian Folk Fusion to Irish Fiddle to Zydeco

Workshop | Sunset Jam on the Hudson


Rhythm and grooves fill the air at this Friday evening program. Follow the lead of professional drummers as they guide you through the pulsating beats of traditional African drumming techniques and methods. Drums provided, dancing welcome! Fridays, July 12-August 23, 2019 (except Aug. 16)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Keith Urban: Grammy Award-Winning Country Favorite


The country stalwart has released nine studio albums and charted 37 singles on the US Hot Country Songs chart, 18 of which went to number one. His latest album is Graffiti U.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Keith Urban: Grammy Award-Winning Country Favorite

Dance Performance | Physically Demanding Choreography and Diverse Talents


The New York-based company Elisa Monte Dance is distinguished by physically demanding choreography performed by a talented, diverse corps of dancers and successful collaborations across disciplines. Founder Elisa Monte got her start with Agnes DeMille, was later mentored by Alvin Ailey, and has since collaborated with a myriad of artists over the years, including the experimental composer Glenn Branca, the architect Billie Tsien, and the visual artist Philip Tsiaras. The evening will include a 20th Anniversary performance of Monte's famed duet, "Treading," with music by minimalist composer Steve Reich, and danced by former company member and new artistic director Tiffany Rea-Fisher.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Physically Demanding Choreography and Diverse Talents

Concert | Sunset on the Hudson Concert


Experience summer at its best—with free Friday concerts set against beautiful sunsets. These New York artists will help start the weekend off right. The eclectic lineup offers music for everyone - bring your friends, a blanket and enjoy some great music in your west side backyard. Tonight: Koku Gonza
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Sunset on the Hudson Concert

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, An Evening of Standup Comedy

Concert | An Intimate Peformance with a 2-Time Grammy Winner


MTV and Save the Music—a non-profit organization that has launched over 2,000 music programs within schools across the country—join forces with two-time Grammy Award–winner H.E.R for an intimate performance in the park. The night opens with U.K. soul singer Samm Henshaw alongside top student musicians from Save the Music programs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, An Intimate Peformance with a 2-Time Grammy Winner

Concert | Legacy Of Marvin Gaye's Album What's Going On By Well-Known Artists


What's Going On, Marvin Gaye’s 1971 classic concept album sung from the point of view of a Vietnam vet who returns home to a country torn by hatred, suffering, and injustice, has become a cultural touchstone—and its relevance today is chilling. The brilliant guitarist and bandleader Felicia Collins (The Late Show with David Letterman) gathers a host of friends including Toshi Reagon, Siedah Garrett, Kecia Lewis, and more to be announced, with an all-star band featuring Terri Lyne Carrington, Bette Sussman, Alexa Tarantino, Nicki Richards, Tabitha Fair, La Tanya Hall, Valerie Naranjo, and Deah Harriott, for a deep dive into Gaye’s legacy, as they play the record in its entirety.  After its release in 1971 What’s Going On met with immediate critical and commercial success and soon came to be regarded as a landmark recording in American popular music. Rolling Stone ranked it sixth on the magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time." Music Director Felicia Collins is best known around the world as the guitarist and vocalist in the CBS Orchestra on The Late Show with David Letterman / World's Most Dangerous Band with Paul Shaffer. Prior to The Late Show, Felicia was the lead guitarist and vocalist in Al Jarreau's band and then a member of Cyndi Lauper's band. She has also led her own bands: 360 (a power trio starting with Will Lee and Anton Fig), and B!tchslapp, which went on to become Felicia Collins and the Life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Legacy Of Marvin Gaye's Album&nbsp;What's Going On By Well-Known Artists

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.
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Plays, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Coriolanus: Shakespeare's Blistering Drama

Movie in a Park | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004): Oscar-Winning Comedy with Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson (Outdoors)


When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories. Director: Michel Gondry 112 min. Pre-show entertainment including a DJ kicking off at 6pm and the films beginning at dusk. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004): Oscar-Winning Comedy with Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson (Outdoors)

Movie in a Park | Incredibles 2 (2018): Superhero Family Returns


The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world. Director: Brad Bird Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell 118 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Incredibles 2 (2018): Superhero Family Returns

Workshop | Journey to the Stars: Stargazing


Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds with Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 09, 2019, 08/09/2019, Journey to the Stars: Stargazing
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Musical | Broadway Actors in a Musical Comedy

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Play | Tony Nominee in a Comedy-Drama, “Hysterically amusing"

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