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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 15, 2019?

37 free events take place on Thursday, August 15 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 15 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 15, 2019
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All events, things to do on Thursday, August 15, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga


Starts your day with a morning yoga practice. You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. You may bring your own coffee or tea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga

Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can't be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Every Tuesday and Thursday
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Morning Fitness

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
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Workshop | Sunrise Yoga


Rise and shine and begin your morning with an outdoor yoga class that will help align your chakras and invigorate your day. Instructors focus on movements meant to enhance posture alignment and increase flexibility and balance. All levels welcome. Bringing your own mat is encouraged, as provided accessories are first come first serve. Thursdays, July 11-September 5, 2019
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Workshops, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Sunrise Yoga

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
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Workshops, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Sacred Sounds 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 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, 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. 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 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, City Hall Tour For Individuals

Lesson | Adult Coloring Group


Coloring can be done by anyone of any age, not just artists or creative types. Coloring can have therapeutic benefits such as alleviating stress and anxiety. Many have compared the benefits of coloring to achieving relaxation from meditation. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Adult Coloring Group

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Cover Letters


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 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Essentials for Job Seekers: Cover Letters

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 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

Concert | Unique Mix of R&B, Soul, Funk, and Rock


The genre-defying Van Hunt serves up the unique mix of R&B, soul, funk, and rock that earned him a place touring alongside artists like Kanye West, the Roots, Coldplay, Mary J. Blige, and Dave Matthews Band. The Grammy-nominated Hunt brings his charisma, crafty songwriting, and engaging live performance to the MetroTech stage. Donn T, Questlove’s sister, and rapper Chill Moody, who come together in the new hip-hop and R&B collective &More open. As in their recent single “WHOA”—featuring Public Enemy’s Chuck D—&More takes on issues of power, social justice, and love with sleek melodies and pulsing beats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Unique Mix of R&B, Soul, Funk, and Rock

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
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Concerts, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, 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
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Tours, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Tour The Battery

Gallery Talk | Wall Power! Quilts from the Werner and Karen Gundersheimer Gift: Exhibition Walkthrough


Quilts—America’s great art experiment . . . monumental compositions in color, pattern, geometry, and representation made (mostly) by women over more than three centuries. The museum’s collection is especially distinctive for unique, highly individualized expressions in this medium that is both yielding and unforgiving, challenging the maker to test the limits imposed by cutting and piecing bits of fabric The museum is renowned for its in-depth holdings of Amish quilts, whitework textiles, double wedding ring, crazy, appliqué quilts, and more. Led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Wall Power! Quilts from the Werner and Karen Gundersheimer Gift: Exhibition Walkthrough

Film | Us (2019): Doppelgängers Terrorize The Vacation


A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them. 116 min. Director: Jordan Peele. Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss.  Us grossed $254 million worldwide against a budget of $20 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Us (2019): Doppelg&auml;ngers Terrorize The Vacation

Lesson | Getting Started In Genealogy Research


Start your family history research at NYPL. Learn about the library’s genealogy resources, discover essential research methods and strategies, identify relevant records and how to locate them, and organize your family research information.
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Lessons, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Getting Started In Genealogy Research

Party | Traditional English Afternoon Tea


English-style tea, black tea, Pally's rich tea biscuit will be served. "There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."- Henry James Afternoon tea, that most quintessential of English customs is, perhaps surprisingly, a relatively new tradition. While the custom of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China and was popularised in England during the 1660s by King Charles II and his wife the Portuguese Infanta Catherine de Braganza, it was not until the mid 19th century that the concept of 'afternoon tea' first appeared. Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o'clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o'clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her. This pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880's upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o'clock.
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Partys, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Traditional English Afternoon Tea

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Discover the fun and calming benefits of coloring. Color, relax and enjoy. Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own materials too.
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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 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Game Nights in the Park

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)
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Workshops, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Kayaking Workshop

Concert | The New Star of Nubian Pop


This week, the new star of Nubian pop to Dumbo, with a special pointe ballet experience to open. A solo show by Priscilla Fusco, “Obelisk, beetles, empire,” takes over the Gallery. ON STAGE FAMILY JAM AT 5:30pm: konverjdans HEADLINING ACT AT 6:15pm: Alsarah & the Nubatones IN GALLERY CUBED: “Obelisk, beetles, empire” by Priscilla Fusco
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Concerts, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, The New Star of Nubian Pop

Workshop | Bhangra Workout


High-energy Indian folk dance in an easy-to-follow fitness format. This class introduces high-energy Bhangra and Bollywood dance movements in an easy-to-follow fitness format. Designed for people of all ages and fitness levels who love to stay physically active. Presented by Masala Bhangra. Thursdays, August 1-22, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Double Feature: Nocturama / Burning


Nocturama (2016) Some young folks, tired of the society they're living in, plan a bomb attack over Paris before taking shelter for a night in a shopping center. Director: Bertrand Bonello Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Hamza Meziani 130 min. Burning (2018) Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby. Director: Chang-dong Lee Stars: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun 148 min.
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Films, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Double Feature: Nocturama / Burning

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.
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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
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Workshop | New York Outrigger Sessions


Hit the water and the turf this summer at our outdoor fitness series, with new workouts added at more locations along the park’s four-mile footprint. Get on the water in HRPK at select outrigger paddle sessions!
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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.
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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
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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)
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Concert | Live Music on the Waterfront


Stunning views and live bands provide you with a sunset soundtrack.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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Dance Performance | The Clark Center 60th Anniversary Tribute: All-Star Dance Showcase


In celebration of the Clark Center’s 60th anniversary, the showcase upholds the mission of a space to cultivate emerging artists, with room for dancers and choreographers from every demographic to feel comfortable to create the work they want to make. It has long served as an incubator for young talent and many of the choreographers who worked at the center have gone on to create their own companies. Much of the all-star lineup has been around since the center first opened. Tony-Award winner, George Faison, will be creating a new work for his Universal Dance Experience ; 5Plus Ensemble features dancers 50 years of age and older, including former Ailey dancers, Hope Clarke and Michael Thomas; Dyane Harvey-Salaam (an alumni of George Faison’s company) is a founding member of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre) and award recipient, including multiple AUDELCO Awards; Juel D. Lane has been a featured choreographer for Ailey II and had work commissioned by the Atlanta Ballet; Amy Hall Garner has choreographed, coached, and worked as a creative consultant on projects such as Law & Order, and Chappelle’s Show, and teaches at New York University; and The HSA Dance Ensemble features young dancers from the Harlem School of The Arts, and led by former Ailey dancer, Aubrey Lynch.
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Dance Performances, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, The Clark Center 60th Anniversary Tribute: All-Star Dance Showcase

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
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Concert | Grammy-Nominated Blues Musician and Songwriter


Grammy-nominated blues musician and songwriter Cedric Burnside—a descendant of blues royalty—continues the rich tradition of Mississippi Hill Country, imbuing the genre with modern-day sensibilities and a biting timeless flavor. Burnside has both played and recorded with North Mississippi Allstars, Widespread Panic, Jimmy Buffett, Bobby Rush, Hubert Sumlin, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and is now embarking on a tour with collaborator and Pimps of Joytime bandleader Brian Jay. For this very special appearance at the Atrium, Burnside brings his stinging guitar licks, raw, cutting rhythms, and soul-baring vocals to a blues set that will enthrall a new generation of listeners.
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Concerts, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Grammy-Nominated Blues Musician and Songwriter

Movie in a Park | An American Tail (1986): Mouse in the Big City (Outdoors)


While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country. Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer 80 min. There are no chairs allows on the lawn, so bringing a blanket is ideal.
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Movie in a Parks, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, An American Tail (1986): Mouse in the Big City (Outdoors)

Movie in a Park | Black Panther (2018): Oscar-Winning Superhero Epic with Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o (Outdoors)


T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past. Director: Ryan Coogler 134 min. Gates open at 6:30 pm. Movies begin 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Black Panther (2018): Oscar-Winning Superhero Epic with Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o (Outdoors)

Movie in a Park | Dumbo (2019): Flying Elephant Fantasy with Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito (Outdoors)


A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. Director: Tim Burton Stars: Come with your blanket and snacks to sit on the North Lawn. There are also many benches that allow for comfortable viewing and wheelchair access.
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8:30 pm
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Movie in a Parks, August 15, 2019, 08/15/2019, Dumbo (2019): Flying Elephant Fantasy with Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito (Outdoors)
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