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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 22, 2019?

36 free events take place on Thursday, August 22 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 22 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 22, 2019
36 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Thursday, August 22, 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 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, 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 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, 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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Tai Chi in the Park

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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Workshops, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, 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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, 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 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, 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 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, 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 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Adult Coloring Group

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing


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 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Essentials for Job Seekers: Interviewing

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 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

Film | Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954): 8 Time Oscar Winning Drama With Marlon Brando


An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. 108 min. Director: Elia Kazan. Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb. On the Waterfront received twelve Academy Award nominations and won eight, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Brando, Best Supporting Actress for Saint, and Best Director for Kazan. In 1989, the movie was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954): 8 Time Oscar Winning Drama With Marlon Brando

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: Armen Donelian, International Pianist, Composer, Bandleader
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, 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 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, 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 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Wall Power! Quilts from the Werner and Karen Gundersheimer Gift: Exhibition Walkthrough

Reading | Literature Out Loud: Shakespeare's Influences And Impact


Do you want to find time for literature in your busy life? Join to celebrate literature in bite-size servings! Read aloud, enact, and discuss passages of classic and contemporary literature from across the globe. This month's theme is Shakespeare and Beyond. This session, explore early influences on Shakespeare as well as his impact on the literary tradition. All literary enthusiasts are welcome!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Literature Out Loud: Shakespeare's Influences And Impact

Film | Ronin (1998): Action Thriller With Robert De Niro And Jean Reno


A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians. Director: John Frankenheimer. Starring: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone Ronin grossed $70.7 million on a budget of $55 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Ronin (1998): Action Thriller With&nbsp;Robert De Niro And Jean Reno

Film | Three Smart Girls (1936): Three Time Oscar Nominated Musical Comedy


Three sisters scheme to reunite their divorced parents before their wealthy father marries a conniving gold digger. 84 min. Director: Henry Koster. Starring Binnie Barnes, Charles Winninger, Alice Brady. Three Smart Girls received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, Best Sound (Homer G. Tasker), and Best Original Story. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Three Smart Girls (1936): Three Time Oscar Nominated Musical Comedy

Lesson | Genealogy Research With Maps


New York Public Library’s Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division collections are national and international in scope, and comprise 433,000 maps and 20,000 books and atlases, an invaluable resource for genealogists the world over. Holdings include:  Topographical maps that describe where our ancestors lived, the names of settlements, towns and cities, the effect of the landscape on the migration routes our ancestors took, the kinds of work they did, and the location of cultural features, including churches, cemeteries, fence lines, boundaries, and buildings. Fire insurance maps that help genealogists find records associated with historical property addresses, churches and cemeteries, hospitals, and courts: records that help prove lineage. Fire insurance maps also describe the neighborhoods where our ancestors lived, the location of schools, libraries, theaters and cinemas, and places of business, information that helps a genealogist develop narratives.  Historical maps that describe political and electoral boundaries, including wards and census enumeration districts; the location of piers and other sites of immigration; routes of transatlantic steamships, subways, canals, roads, and railroads; real estate for sale, and property ownership.  This class will describe how maps in the collections of The New York Public Library can be used to drive genealogical research and illustrate family histories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Genealogy Research With Maps

Tour | Southern Park Welcome Tour


An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
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Tours, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Southern Park Welcome Tour

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 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Traditional English Afternoon Tea

Film | The Shop Around the Corner (1940): Unexpected Love Between Employees


Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal. 99 min. Director: Ernst Lubitsch. Starring Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan.  In 1999, 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."
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Films, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, The Shop Around the Corner (1940): Unexpected Love Between Employees

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Adult Coloring Club

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 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, 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)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Kayaking Workshop

Concert | Soulful 8-Piece Band with Bollywood Flair


This week, a soulful eight-piece band with a side of Bollywood discodelic, plus the Puppetsburg ladies give us a puppet-filled adventure with elephants! Illustrator Emily Caisip, whose mural "Moment of Gratitude" was installed on Front Street this spring, will be featured in the gallery. ON STAGE FAMILY JAM AT 5:30pm: Splendid Elephant by Puppetsburg HEADLINING ACT AT 6:15pm: Say She She with a DJ set to follow by Rashad Ringo Smith IN GALLERY CUBED: "22" by Emily Caisip
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Soulful 8-Piece Band with Bollywood Flair

Workshop | Writers Coalition


A class of writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience welcome. No prior writing experience is necessary. Led by Elizabeth Leonard, writer and writing workshop leader certified to lead creative writing workshops with NY Writers Coalition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Writers Coalition

Film | Double Feature: Demonlover / Elle


Demonlover (2002) Two corporations compete for illicit 3D manga pornography, sending spies to infiltrate each other's operations. Director: Olivier Assayas \ 129 min. Elle (2016) A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat-and-mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her. Director: Paul Verhoeven Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny 130 min.
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Films, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Double Feature: Demonlover / Elle

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, East Side Evening Stroll

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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Workshops, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Evening Yoga Outdoors

Workshop | How To Prepare Financial Projections Part 2


In this workshop series, how to prepare financial projections by emphasizing feasibility analysis and how to set goals for your business to plan for success will be discussed. Part 2 will build on what you learned here to cover break-even analysis, profit margin analysis, cash flow statements, financing capacity, and how business activities are reflected in financial statements. This workshop is done by Start Small Think Big which helps under-resourced entrepreneurs create thriving businesses in underserved areas so owners can build wealth for themselves, their families and communities. This is done by activating and engaging a top-tier network of professional volunteers who provide high-quality legal, financial and marketing services, at no cost.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, How To Prepare Financial Projections Part 2

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 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, 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
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Workshops, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, 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)
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Workshops, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Yoga on the Hudson

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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Workshops, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Writers' Workshop

Concert | One of Colombia's Leading Vallenato and Cumbia Players


Alberto “Beto” Jamaica is one of the leading vallenato and cumbia players in Colombia. Since winning the prestigious Professional Leyenda Vallenata Festival competition in 2006, he has become known as the king of Columbian Vallenato. Experience his vibrant, accordion-driven mix of cumbia, paseo, and porro at this not-to-be-missed show.
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Concerts, August 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, One of Colombia's Leading Vallenato and Cumbia Players

Movie in a Park | Selma (2014): Oscar-Winning MLK Drama (Outdoors)


A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. Director: Ava DuVernay Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth 128 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 22, 2019, 08/22/2019, Selma (2014): Oscar-Winning MLK Drama (Outdoors)
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Musical | Broadway Actors in a Musical Comedy

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