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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 18, 2019?

28 free events take place on Sunday, August 18 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 18 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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Sun, August 18, 2019
28 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Sunday, August 18, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Steel Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago
free events nyc Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour
free events nyc Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018): Animated Adventure (Outdoors)
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Tour | River Nature Walk


Learn about the park’s wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the park’s esplanade. Don’t forget to take photos! Sundays, June 2-September 22, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, River Nature Walk

Festival | Summer in the City Festival


Outdoor Events / Festivals / Live Performances / Family Events / Careers & Education Parade of Automobiles (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM) Upper Manhattan Auto Show (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM) Business Expo (12:00 PM – 6:00 PM) Health Village (12:00 PM – 6:00 PM) Tribute to Cal Ramsey | Auto Show Awards | Concert Sundae Sermon | Apollo Amateur Hour | HAA Artz Rootz & Rhythm | Concert featuring Ray Chew & The Chew (12:00 PM – 7:00 PM) Back To School Fashion Show | Taste Of Broadway (12:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, Summer in the City Festival

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 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Concert | Nowhere: Pianist Performs 12 Hours a Day for 14 Consecutive Days


For fourteen consecutive days, twelve hours a day, pianist Marino Formenti will perform at the venue -- where he will also live in a space that is mercilessly both public and private. We invite you to come and go freely, to listen to music in a different dimension, with Formenti playing the piano daily, from morning to night. With round-the-clock live streaming, you can also experience and share his days at a distance. Nowhere is a non-place in the middle of the city. Marino Formenti performs, eats, sleeps, and lives all in the same space -- a metaphorical, silent, musical 'glass house' that is also surrounded and on view by the daily life of the city. In a performance about music, time, and togetherness, Formenti questions any and all divisions between performance and life. Days become music. Come and stay, leave and come back, listen or ignore the pianist, sleep, read, write, draw, lie down -- to experience music, time, and togetherness in another way. August 14-28, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, Nowhere: Pianist Performs 12 Hours a Day for 14 Consecutive Days

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. Saturdays and Sundays through August 31, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, Kayaking Workshop

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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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 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, Street Fair

Workshop | Yoga Sundays


Please be sure to bring your own yoga mat. With Active Spaces and volunteer Katy Nelson. Sundays, August 4-September 29, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, Yoga Sundays

Workshop | Big City Fishing


Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. They provide the rods, reels and instruction. Sundays, July 7-August 25, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Flatiron District Walking Tour


A journey through the vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building. Tour guides: Miriam Berman, historian and the author of Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks and New York in Words and Images, a book of New York postcards. Fred Cookinham, historian, author of The Age of Rand: Imagining an Objectivist Future World. Mike Kaback, a native New Yorker, has an unquenchable enthusiasm for everything about this city. No advance registration is required. This tour repeats every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, Flatiron District Walking Tour

City Walk | Union Square, Broadway, and SoHo Historic Walking Tour


Learn about the making of New York City's most notable and celebrated public squares. Then, take a stroll down New York's most famous street--learn about its origins as a Lenape trail, and how it eventually became the main artery of the most populous city in the United States. Finally, we walk through scenic SoHo, exploring both the neighborhood's recent history as well as some sordid tales from centuries past.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, Union Square, Broadway, and SoHo Historic Walking Tour

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. Tour times: 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

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. Sundays, June 2-September 29, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Community Rowing


Village Community Boathouse provides free, no experience necessary Community Rowing on the Hudson River. After a brief orientation, participants will be split into crews with an experienced coxswain to steer the boat and a mixture of experienced and new rowers. The boats, Whitehall Gigs, are stable, traditional working boats for four rowers and a coxswain. Please note: Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session. Community rowing is open to all, although some physical agility is required. The focus of the program is teamwork and recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver. Life jackets are provided. Expect to be out in the hot sun for several hours - bring water and sunscreen! Sundays, May 26-October 27, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, Community Rowing

Parade | India Day Parade


This is the 39th world's largest India Day Parade! Performances, food, merchandise booths, give aways and more!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Parades, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, India Day Parade

Discussion | SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks


Feel like we’re in a bad episode of Black Mirror? Is Mr.Robot looking more like a documentary? Between the corporate, state, and civilian threats we face, talking about cybersecurity can be overwhelming and stir up a lot of difficult emotions. This social event from the CyPurr Collective hopes to provide a comfortable space to discuss these anxieties as well as current events in the digital world. Let’s build up our digital-agency and form a critical understand the tech encroaching on our lives. All while enjoying delicious tea and snacks, of course.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussions, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks

Hike | The New York City Naturalist Club: The Ramble


Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On hikes you can gain orienteering skills, explore our City's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. Moderate hikes feature longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain. Wear comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Hikes, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, The New York City Naturalist Club: The Ramble

Jazz | 2019 Jazz Festival


Enjoy the great outdoors with two days of classic jazz, brought to you by local icon Marjorie Eliot and Parlor Entertainment.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, 2019 Jazz Festival

Musical | No Brainer or the Solutions to Parasites: A Roaring Musical


A roaring musical that pits a New York social worker against a dictator consumed by parasites. Written by Crystal Field and Joseph Vernon Banks
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Musicals, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, No Brainer or the Solutions to Parasites: A Roaring Musical

Concert | Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Steel Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago


Founded in 1976 by members of world-renowned Desperadoes Steel Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago, Despers USA continues to cultivate and share the art of steel pan music. Their slogan--Deeply Emotional Spirited Players Executing Rhythmical Sounds--illustrates their commitment to excellence. Despers' players range in age from seven to seventy years old, and from one to one hundred in number. Despers is the first band to win ten New York Steel Band panorama titles, and the only in history to win six consecutive titles. The Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent to the park! Enjoy a variety of performances featuring multicultural music and dance, family-friendly entertainment, and more while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Steel Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago

Concert | Organ Recital By Awarded Organist


Program Healey Willan (1880-1968) Epithalame Searle Wright (1918-2004) Lyric Rhapsody Leo Sowerby (1895-1968) Comes Autumn Time Corrado Cavalli has been the organist of St. John Cantius Church in Chicago since June 2015. Among his several honors and prizes, he won the 12th National Organ Competition "Citta di Viterbo" (Pinchi Prize), and he has been recently awarded the Brownson Fellowship for his Doctoral Studies at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. As organ soloist he has performed in many international festivals, cathedrals and concert halls in Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, U.K, Poland, Monaco, Slovakia and in the USA. He has also played with such orchestras as the Italian National Symphonic Orchestra of the Rai, the Ensemble Orchestral des Alpes et de la Mer, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Turin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:15 pm
Free
Concerts, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, Organ Recital By Awarded Organist

City Walk | Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour


The Lower East Side was once the most densely populated neighborhood on the planet. This 10 stop walking tour, will visit some major historical sites of the Jewish Lower East Side, from the late 1800's all the way up until present day. Weaving stories of triumph, heartbreak, and humor together, this tour is at once informative, entertaining, and may put you in the mood for a knish or four.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
City Walks, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour

Concert | Bob Marley & The Wailers's Classic Hits


Though the Wailers were first formed as a ska vocal group in 1963, they’re best known as the backing band of reggae legend Bob Marley. And it was that iteration that Julian Junior Marvin was asked to join in 1974 after the departure of founding members Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. His first recording with Bob Marley and the Wailers, Exodus, is widely considered one of the greatest albums of all time—in any genre. Since Marley’s death in 1981, Marvin has cut four records with the group, and toured with various iterations of the band’s lineup. Marvin fronts this current lineup, playing and singing the Bob Marley & The Wailers hits the way he believes Marley intended them to be heard. He’s joined by DJ Queen Majesty, an NYC reggae selector with her own hot sauce empire.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | Jazz in the Park


Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds. Since arriving in NYC, trumpeter Alex Nguyen has been establishing himself for his distinctive lyrical and melodic style. The Savannah, Georgia native has performed extensively on trumpet as a bandleader and sideman with some of the world’s finest up-and-coming and veteran jazz musicians. Nguyen has appeared at notable New York City venues such as Birdland, Kitano, Iridium, Mezzrow, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum, and has had the opportunity to perform throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. He is the winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, and Jamey Aebersold Award for Artistry at the National Trumpet Competition. Sundays, August 4-25, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | The Merry Wives of Windsor: Shakespeare in the Borscht Belt


Mistress Page and Mistress Ford conspire to humiliate Shakespeare's much loved character, Sir John Falstaff, set against the backdrop of a 1960s resort hotel in the "Borscht Belt." Presented by Hudson Warehouse. Thursdays through Sundays, August 1-25, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | DIY Herbalism for Mental Wellness


This class is an introduction to herbalism and holistic nutrition to support mental well-being. Through a harm-reduction and anti-oppression lens, they'll talk about how stress can affect the body and common herbal allies for balancing the body's stress response and easing symptoms such as tension, anxiety, insomnia, and fatigue. Jay Bartel is a white queer herbalist and holistic health educator who seeks to empower people to better care for themselves and their communities through connection to the natural world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Workshops, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, DIY Herbalism for Mental Wellness

Movie in a Park | Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018): Animated Adventure (Outdoors)


Six years after the events of Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. Directors: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018): Animated Adventure (Outdoors)

Concert | Selena for Sanctuary Concert


A Selena-themed outdoor concert in support of immigration rights, organizer, artist manager, and activist Doris Muñoz. Born of a series of benefit concerts she put together in Southern California in 2017 called Solidarity for Sanctuary, Muñoz’s dance parties raise funds to help immigrants navigate the bureaucratic minefield that is U.S. immigration policy to set them on the path to citizenship. This year’s party is headlined by Kali Uchis, a Colombian-American singer with a critically acclaimed debut LP (2018’s Isolation) and collaborations with Gorillaz, Juanes and Daniel Caesar. She’s supported by Cuco, an ascendant Chicano bedroom pop star who is set to drop his debut album with Interscope after a prolonged bidding war; Ambar Lucid, an 18-year-old Dominican and Mexican-American singer-songwriter from New Jersey who writes bilingual tunes and wield finger-picked guitars and spaced out electronics with equal aplomb; Principe Q, a DJ and producer who spins R&B, hip-hop, dancehall, kuduro, and dembow; and the Santuario House Band, led by music director Adrian Quesada.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 18, 2019, 08/18/2019, Selena for Sanctuary Concert
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Discussion | Golden Globe and Tony Nominated Actors and Others in Converstaion

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Classical Music | Christmas Concert with Chorus and Orchestra

Regular Price: $50
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