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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 31, 2019?

26 free events take place on Saturday, August 31 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 31 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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Sat, August 31, 2019
26 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Saturday, August 31, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
free events nyc The Japanese Bon Odori Dance and Food Festival
free events nyc Outdoor Art Exhibit
free events nyc The Met Presents: Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Workshops, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Morning Fitness

Workshop | All-Level Yoga


Guided by NYC-based yoga instructor Eddie Stern, learn simple yet invigorating yoga postures that tone both the body and nervous system; breathing practices to reduce stress; and be introduced to a simple method of meditation based on total body relaxation. No experience necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Workshops, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, All-Level 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
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Tours, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Drawing in the Park


Paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Art materials provided. Saturdays, July 13-September 7, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Drawing 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. Saturdays and Sundays through August 31, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Kayaking Workshop

Dance Lesson | Moves with Limón Dance


Experience the joy of movement and dance. Led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company, this modern dance class is now in its seventh year. Open to all levels and ages. Saturdays, June 1 – September 28, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Moves with Lim&oacute;n Dance

Tour | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

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 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Street Fair

Workshop | Yoga Flow with Malorie


Come flow through a chaturanga with views of NYC's newest park and neighborhood. Mats and blocks provided for the first 25 participants. Be sure to bring some water! Towels - optional. Saturdays, June 1-September 28, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Yoga Flow with Malorie

Workshop | Tai Chi to the People


A walk-in tai chi class with a curriculum tested at the Tai Chi World Cup. Breathwork, visualization, and body-mechanics unite in this unique evolution of the tai chi system that gives practitioners something tangible to take with them in every class. Taught by former US Tai Chi Push Hands Team captain and World Cup silver medalist Jan Lucanus. Every Saturday through August 31, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Tai Chi to the People

Workshop | Kayaking Class


Learn to kayak on Governors Island! Use free sit-on-top kayaks for public use at Pier 101. Staff gives free instruction and provides all necessary safety equipment. Kayaking on Governors Island provides an opportunity to create a personal connection with our waterfront, regardless of age, income or location, and it also serves to educate the public on how far we’ve come in cleaning up the Harbor. Saturdays, June 15-September 14, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Kayaking Class

Workshop | Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness


Shape Up NYC‘s dance fitness classes are fun! Colorful outfits are encouraged! Every Saturday through September 28, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness

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 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

City Walk | Greenwich Village Walking Tour


Steeped in artistic, political and progressively social history, Greenwich Village today remains a cultural melting pot. The ‘Village’ has been, and remains a bohemian capitol, a center of the modern LGBT movement and one of the birthplaces of the ‘Beat’ and 60’s counter culture movements. Alongside historic landmarks the tours visit the Villages’ modern day institutions, observing where the places todays Villagers’ work, live and play, and where they maintain the sense of the unique, bizarre and beautiful bohemia we call Greenwich Village. This event takes place every Saturday from June 1 to September 28.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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City Walks, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Greenwich Village Walking Tour

Festival | NYC Unicycle Festival


This festival has something for everyone, from long-time unicycle enthusiasts to first-time thrill-seekers, from extreme sports adventurers to circus fans, from avid bicyclists to families looking for the best way to spend a summer’s day in the Big Apple. Activities include races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including basketball, hockey and sumo. For fans of extreme riding, the Hell on Wheel trials course challenges riders throughout the day. World-famous riders display their skills, and members of the public have the opportunity to try one-wheel riding in the Learn-to-ride area. DJ Sky King, famous for DJing New York’s disco roller skaters, lays down the uni groove. All ages and abilities are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Festivals, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, NYC Unicycle Festival

Fair | Outdoor Art Exhibit


Enjoy looking at (and maybe buying some) oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, mixed media, graphics, photography, sculpture, and crafts including fabric, jewelry, glass, wood, and ceramics. August 31-September 2 and September 7-8, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Fairs, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Outdoor Art Exhibit

Festival | The Japanese Bon Odori Dance and Food Festival


Every August all over Japan, during the Obon summer holiday, people dance Bon Odori at festivals. This NYC event is notable for bringing dances from Japan's Big Three Bon Odori regions into one venue, including Nishimonai Bon Odori from Akita prefecture, Gujo Odori from Gifu prefecture, and Awa Odori from Tokushima prefecture. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn and participate in Bon Odori dance sessions and experience Japanese summer festival food and games, right here in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Festivals, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, The Japanese Bon Odori Dance and Food Festival

Workshop | Warm from Within Deep Breathing Workshop


Come to enjoy deep breathing with Wim Hof/Tsa Lung- inspired techniques! This program is easy to join as the breathing is (as always) a continuous flow. -- Learn how to warm from within -- Experience the "energy body" within minutes with e.g tingling sensations -- Improve health, avoid sickness -- Gain mood boosts -- Learn about the science on breath, the latest studies on improving immune system, from depression/anxiety to happier states Every Saturday through August 31, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Warm from Within Deep Breathing Workshop

Workshop | Adult Colormania Club


If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try the new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Materials will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Adult Colormania Club

Play | Lady Capulet: A Prequel to Romeo and Juliet


What caused the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets?  This prequel to Romeo and Juliet follows the journey of Rose from country girl to Lady of Verona and explores the betrayal, revenge, and manipulations that set the Houses of Capulet and Montague against one other in a time when family, money, social strata, and gender determine everything. Presented by Barefoot Shakespeare Company. Written by Melissa Bell Featuring: Jianzi Colón-Soto, Preston Fox, Andrew Dunn, Marlena Holman, Jefferson Reardon, Emily Duncan, Hunter Fink, Violet Wang, and Laura Zawarski Original Music: Lord Russell Graham of Air Supply
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Plays, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Lady Capulet: A Prequel to Romeo and Juliet

Classical Music | Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC


Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC

Play | Othello: Shakespeare's Devastating Tragedy


The classic tale of betrayal, race, friendship, and loss is reinterpreted through a contemporary lens in this fresh exploration of Shakespeare's devastating tragedy. Produced by The Drilling Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Othello: Shakespeare's Devastating Tragedy

Movie in a Park | Mary Poppins Returns (2018): Magical Nanny's Second Act (Outdoors)


Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. Director: Rob Marshall Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw 130 min. Grab a blanket or towel and come enjoy a movie in the park. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, Mary Poppins Returns (2018): Magical Nanny's Second Act (Outdoors)

Dance Performance | The Japanese Bon Odori Dance


Dances from Japan's Big Three Bon Odori regions into one venue, including Nishimonai Bon Odori from Akita prefecture, Gujo Odori from Gifu prefecture, and Awa Odori from Tokushima prefecture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, The Japanese Bon Odori Dance

Screening | The Met Presents: Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment


Javier Camarena and Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks. Maurizio Muraro is the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Screen icon Kathleen Turner takes on the speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. Enrique Mazzola conducts. *Met's Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met's Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Screenings, August 31, 2019, 08/31/2019, The Met Presents: Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment
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Performance | A unique "magic" show!

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Dance Performance | Famous Dance Company

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Performance | Tribute to an Iconic Actress and Intertainer

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