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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 14, 2019?

36 free events take place on Wednesday, August 14 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 14 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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Wed, August 14, 2019
36 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Boot Camp


The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, hosts a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Boot Camp

Workshop | Sunrise Tai Chi


Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with certified Tai Chi Instructor Robert Martinez. These classes are suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Wednesdays, June 5-September 11, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Sunrise Tai Chi

Workshop | Sacred Sounds 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.   Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 6-September 19, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Sacred Sounds Yoga

Workshop | Pickleball Class


An exciting fusion of badminton and tennis, this new sport has been proven to strengthen muscles, boost cardiovascular health, enhance brain function. Join staff and other adults for some friendly competition at drop-in pickleball. All skill levels welcome! Equipment provided. Wednesdays, July 10-August 28, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Pickleball Class

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 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Elements of Nature Drawing

Film | Shrek Forever After (2010): Final Of The Famous Animation Series 


Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme. Director: Mike Mitchell. Starring Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy.  Grossing a worldwide total of $752 million Shrek Forever After became the fifth-highest-grossing film of 2010.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Shrek Forever After (2010): Final Of The Famous Animation Series&nbsp;

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 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

Tour | City Hall Tour For Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, City Hall Tour For Individuals

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term ‘baroque’ has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was ‘maestro di capella’ at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today’s music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi’s advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Bach at Noon

Author Reading | 3 Authors Read from Their Books


With: David Browne, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup Laurie Gelman, You’ve Been Volunteered: A Class Mom Novel Stephanie Jimenez, They Could Have Named Her Anything Hosted by Marjorie Tesser, Editor-in-Chief, Mom Egg Review
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, 3 Authors Read from Their Books

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: Victor Lin, Kenny Barron Trained, Columbia University Instructor
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Lesson | Chess For Adults


Come learn to play or demonstrate your prowess!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Chess For Adults

Film | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939): Oscar Winning Comedy Drama By Frank Capra


A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down. 129 min. Director: Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains.  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Story. The film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1989, deeming it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939): Oscar Winning Comedy Drama By Frank Capra

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress. All materials will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Adult Coloring Club

Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I've played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

Workshop | Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike both long and short poses for participants to draw. Artists/educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Summer Stock (1950): Sister Brings Too Many Guests


A small-town farmer, down on her luck, finds her homestead invaded by a theatrical troupe invited to stay by her ne'er-do-well sister. Director: Charles Walters. Starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken. 
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Films, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Summer Stock (1950): Sister Brings Too Many Guests

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 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Game Nights in the Park

Concert | Accordions Around the World


Experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument in an intimate performance setting. Choose to wander the park to explore different musical stylings or set up a picnic and the artists will rotate around the audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Accordions Around the World

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Namaste! Unwind from the day with outdoor yoga. Immerse yourself in this meditative practice surrounded by the Hudson’s peaceful aura. Strengthen the bod and cultivate awareness in a relaxed environment as your instructor guides you through alignments and poses. All levels welcome. Please bring your own mat. Wednesdays, July 3-September 4, 2019
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Discussion | The First Ailey Dancers


On Sunday, March 30th, 1958 Alvin Ailey gave his first NYC concert at the 92nd St. Y where he debuted one of his signature pieces, ‘Blues Suite’.  Many of the best dancers in the city performed that day.  Don’t miss the opportunity to hear three of these amazing artists – Ella Thompson Moore, Nat Horne and Dorene Richardson  – share memories of this auspicious (incredible) performance.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, The First Ailey Dancers

Author Reading | Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice


Crimes and punishments take place under pressure and often with uncertainty. Offenders, victims, police, judges, and jurors make high-stakes decisions with limited information, under severe time pressure. With compelling stories and extensive data on how people behave in the heat of the moment, Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice reveals the extent to which we rely on stereotypes as shortcuts in our decision making. Co-authors Brendan (Dan) O'Flaherty, professor of economics at Columbia University, and Rajiv Sethi, Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute will speak about their research together. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice

Workshop | HIIT Workout with lululemon


Hit the water and the turf this summer at this outdoor fitness series. Wednesdays, June 5-September 11, 2019
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Workshop | Tejal Yoga


Tejal Yoga is back, overlooking the Fountain, the blooming Bosque, and majestic Lady Liberty for open-level yoga practice. Bring your own mat. No additional music other than sounds of the park and nature. No props or towels provided. Wednesdays, June 5-September 25, 2019
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Workshop | Yoga: Evening Salute to the Sun


End your day with Hatha yoga led by Hollis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Wednesdays, June 5-September 25, 2019
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Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Practice yoga with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while overlooking the beautiful Hudson River and basking in the glow of the setting sun. Arrive early. Bring a towel or yoga mat and water. Wednesdays, June 5-September 11, 2019
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Film | Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018): Comedy-Drama with Melissa McCarthy, Jane Curtin


When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. Director: Marielle Heller 106 min.
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Films, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018): Comedy-Drama with Melissa McCarthy, Jane Curtin

Jazz | Dazzling Pianist Melds Styles


Born and raised in Havana, pianist Dayramir Gonzalez has come into his own as a New York City-based artist/composer and bold musical force with his bountiful U.S. debut The Grand Concourse. This album dazzles as an expressive showcase of the energetic Dayramir’s immense talent and sweeping musical vision. An internationally praised pianist and composer, he’s been hailed for his ‘monster technique’ and prolific creative range which melds rock, pop, jazz, and Afro-Cuban stylings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Dazzling Pianist Melds Styles

Author Reading | The Improbable Wendell Willkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country, and Conceived a New World Order


From the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David Levering Lewis comes this surprising portrait of Wendell Willkie, the businessman–turned–presidential candidate who (almost) saved America’s dysfunctional political system.
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Author Readings, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, The Improbable Wendell Willkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country, and Conceived a New World Order

Dance Performance | The 38th Annual Battery Dance Festival


Established by Battery Dance in 1982, the Battery Dance Festival is New York City's longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population, residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival attracts a combined audience of over 12,000 people. The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for established and emerging dance companies to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that New York City offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Robert Battle, Michelle Dorrance and Jacqulyn Buglisi have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean. This year's featured artists include a curated selection of local dance companies as well as dancers from Austria, Argentina, Ghana, France, India, Lithuania, Netherlands, and Paraguay.
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Concert | The Father of British Neo Soul


British soul singer Omar Lye-Fook was likely always destined to be a musician. The son of Byron Lye-Fook, a studio musician and drummer who worked with the likes of Bob Marley and the Rolling Stones, Omar was classically trained at London’s Guildhall School of Music, and plays the trumpet, piano and percussion. Considered by some to be the ‘father’ of British neo soul, his throwback sound appeared to be ahead of its time, proving to be more influential in the canon than on the charts—he counts India.Arie, Erykah Badu, and his idol, Stevie Wonder among his fans.
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Concerts, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, The Father of British Neo Soul

Movie in a Park | La Cienaga (2001): Comedy-Drama from Argentina (Outdoors)


The life of two women and their families in a small provincial town of Salta, Argentina. Director: Lucrecia Martel Stars: Mercedes Moran, Graciela Borges, Martin Adjemian 103 min. 7PM: Cultural performances. Film starts at nightfall.
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Movie in a Parks, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, La Cienaga (2001): Comedy-Drama from Argentina (Outdoors)

Movie in a Park | Moonstruck (1987): Oscar-Winning Romantic Comedy with Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis (Outdoors)


Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry. Director: Norman Jewison 102 min. Gates open at 6:30 pm. Film begins at dusk. To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted: alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, chairs, video cameras, and tape recorders.
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Movie in a Parks, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Moonstruck (1987): Oscar-Winning Romantic Comedy with Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis (Outdoors)

Movie in a Park | Life of Pi (2012): 4-Time Oscar Winner (Outdoors)


A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. Director: Ang Lee Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain 127 min.
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Movie in a Parks, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, Life of Pi (2012): 4-Time Oscar Winner (Outdoors)

Movie in a Park | The Last Dragon (1985): Martial Arts Adventure


In New York City, a young man searches for a Master to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the Glow. Director: Michael Schultz Stars: Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney 109 min.
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Musical | Broadway Actors in a Musical Comedy

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