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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 3, 2021?

27 free events take place on Tuesday, August 3 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 3 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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27 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

All events are free unless otherwise noted. ONLINE EVENTS ARE MARKED AS SUCH.

Workshop | Tai Chi in Midtown


Learn and master this Chinese martial art for health and self-defense. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30am-8:30am through Aug 31. All ages and levels are welcome. Classes are rain or shine. Please maintain six feet of social distance and wear a mask.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Tai Chi in Midtown

Workshop | Adult Movement Classes


Get your body moving this summer with fun, unique dance classes that promote strong and creative movement among adults of all ages and abilities. Tuesdays, July 20-September 28, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Workshops, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Adult Movement Classes

Concert | Cuban-Venezuelan Sounds


A virtuoso Venezuelan cuatro player has joined forces with a Cuban-Venezuelan pianist, composer and arranger to create an original duo in which both performers explore their instruments to the fullest by mixing the rhythmic richness and energy of traditional Latin American genres such as Venezuelan joropo, merengue, and Cuban son with a repertoire of worldwide renowned masterpieces from pop and jazz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Cuban-Venezuelan Sounds

Workshop | Juggling Outdoors


Take a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching the jugglers put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided and regularly sanitized.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Juggling Outdoors

Workshop | Financial Lit 101


Stop by this free workshop and learn basic personal finance principles. Managing your money doesn’t have to be a mystery. Financial Lit 101 offers free workshops in basic finance topics that should have been taught in school, but weren’t. Let instructors give you the basic tools you need to begin your journey to financial freedom. Tuesdays, June 15-August 3, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshops, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Financial Lit 101

Concert | Piano Concert Outdoors


Piano concert series, showcasing ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists. Today: A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of the series since it began in 2004. As both a pianist and a violinist, Victor has performed at venues throughout NYC such as The Blue Note, Flushing Town Hall, The Asia Society, and The Knickerbocker. Victor is currently an instructor at Columbia University and the director of the jazz department at The Calhoun School on the upper west side of Manhattan, where he has taught for the last 15 years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Piano Concert Outdoors

Talk | A Holocaust Survivor Remembers (virtual)


Dorien Grunbaum was born in 1942 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where her father was in the grain import/export business and her mother was a social worker. When Dorien was a year old, her family was arrested and sent to Westerbork transit camp, where they remained imprisoned for nine months. At Westerbork, the Grunbaum family received papers from Dorien's aunt and uncle in Mexico which granted them permission to emigrate to Palestine. These papers won the family better treatment for a short time in Bergen-Belsen, where they were transferred from Westerbork in February 1944.  After enduring horrors at Bergen-Belsen and then being liberated by the Soviet Army, the Grunbaum family moved to the United States. Dorien was four years old. She has recently pieced together her family’s story from documents, stories, and her own memories.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Talks, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, A Holocaust Survivor Remembers (virtual)

Workshop | Origami: Learn the Ancient Japanese Art of Paper Folding


Learn the art of creative paper folding in the Japanese tradition. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and materials are provided. Classes are taught by Gay Merrill Gross, a renowned origami teacher and author of eleven origami and paper-folding books. Through her books and workshops, Gay Merrill Gross loves to share the delight she gets from clever, playful, and practical origami designs. Tuesdays, July 6 – August 24, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Origami: Learn the Ancient Japanese Art of Paper Folding

Workshop | Juggling Outdoors


Take a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching the jugglers put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided and regularly sanitized.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Juggling Outdoors

Dancing | Salsa Social


Aksana Almaguer is excited to bring Salsa to the park! 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm : Free Salsa Dance Class (All levels welcomed) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Free Salsa Social Come alone, bring a date, or bring the family. Tuesdays, July 20-September 29, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free
Dancings, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Salsa Social

Author Reading | Walking on Cowrie Shells: Stories (virtual)


Nana Nkweti shares her debut story collection. In this powerful, genre-bending collection, Nkweti's virtuosity is on full display as she mixes deft realism with clever inversions of genre. Pulling from mystery, horror, myth, and graphic novels, Nkweti showcases the complexity and vibrance of characters whose lives span Cameroonian and American cultures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Walking on Cowrie Shells: Stories (virtual)

Opening Reception | Paintings: Lyrical, Colorful, Abstracted


Painter Aristodimos Kaldis (1899-1979) was known artistically for his lyrical, colorful, abstracted visions of his native Greek countryside. He was the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships, showed at the Whitney and Museum of Modern Art, and his work is in the collections the Guggenheim, among other galleries. Guy Kaldis, son of Aristodimos Kaldis, will be in attendance. In the coutyard, the Marble Faun sculpture by Jerry Torre is also exhibited. Guests must be fully vaccinated or show a negative Covid-19 test dated 2 or 3 August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Paintings: Lyrical, Colorful, Abstracted

Poetry Reading | Poetry in the Park


Hear established and emerging poets read their poems. Featuring: Thomas Dooley Nathan McClain Sarah Sala Abigail Wender Hosted by Jason Schneiderman
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Poetry in the Park

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Escape the hustle and bustle of NYC and join Abhaya Yoga for a socially-distanced sunset yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition. Tuesdays, May 4-October 26, 2021 Registration opens every Tuesday at 10:00am for classes the following week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Sunset Yoga

Dance Lesson | Batingua Arts Dance Class


Batingua Arts instructors and accompanying live musicians will make you leap from your seat and move your feet. This simultaneously traditional yet evolving African-Caribbean art celebrates cultural preservation with dance, speaking to all audiences with a variety of disciplines, from jazz and reggae to samba, spoken word and even acrobatics. These breathtaking artists will electrify with their high-energy, mesmerizing performance designed to transport you to extraordinary realms. Tuesdays, July 20-August 31, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Batingua Arts Dance Class

Workshop | Moving for Life Workshop


Moving for Life is a gentle workout that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness.  Tuesdays, August 3-September 28, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Yoga


Come to stretch and reset with a welcoming yoga class, adaptable to all levels of ability.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Yoga

Book Discussion | Apollo 13 Author Jeffrey Kluger Discusses His New Book with Former NASA Astronaut (virtual)


Science journalist Jeffrey Kluger is a co-author of bestselling book Apollo 13, which became a now classic, Oscar-winning film starring Tom Hanks. Today, Kluger launches his first adult novel Holdout. The book follows the fictional character Walli Beckwith, a "celebrated astronaut" who works to raise environmental awareness during a mission on the International Space Station. Hear from Kluger in conversation with NASA astronaut Mike Massimino as he takes viewers through a behind the scenes look at the making of Holdout.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Book Discussions, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Apollo 13 Author Jeffrey Kluger Discusses His New Book with Former NASA Astronaut (virtual)

Play | King Lear -- with a Happy Ending


This version of King Lear by William Shakespeare will employ Nahum Tate's 1681 "happy ending." The original source material for King Lear wasn't a tragedy! Tate's adaptation--which lets our well-meaning royal live and let live--was performed almost exclusively until the 1840s. Performed by New York Classical Theatre. For your safety, the in-person performances will have limited attendance based on the NYC Department of Parks & Rec guidelines.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, King Lear -- with a Happy Ending

Book Discussion | Radiant Fugitives: An Epic, Multi-Generational Novel (Zoom)


Nawaaz Ahmed discusses his moving debut novel. This multi-generational epic, which follows three generations of a Muslim Indian family, examines faith, forgiveness, and enduring love. Through the use of intelligent and beautiful language, Radiant Fugitives is an "exploration of our common humanity, and the ways in which we are more alike than different." (Wally Lamb). Nawaaz will be joined in conversation by poet, novelist, and professor Kazim Ali.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Radiant Fugitives: An Epic, Multi-Generational Novel (Zoom)

Jazz | Music From The Sole: Tap’s Jazz and Improvisational Roots


The beat goes on with Music From The Sole. Honoring tap dance’s jazz and improvisational roots, the group incorporates influences from Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Funk, and House while playing original tap music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Music From The Sole: Tap&rsquo;s Jazz and Improvisational Roots

Workshop | Sunset Meditation


Mindful Astoria brings the art of mindfulness meditation to Socrates. Sessions are designed for all experience levels and practices include mindful breathing and walking, gentle optional stretching, and loving-kindness meditation. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or cushion. A limited number of chairs are available to participants on a first come, first served basis. Weather permitting. Tuesdays, May 18-September 7, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | When the Reckoning Comes: Trying to Forget the Segregated South (virtual)


LaTanya McQueen launches her haunting debut novel. More than a decade ago, Mira fled her small, segregated hometown in the south to forget. With every mile she traveled, she distanced herself from her past: from her best friend Celine, mocked by their town as the only white girl with black friends; from her old neighborhood; from the eerie Woodsman plantation rumored to be haunted by the spirits of slaves; from the terrifying memory of a ghost she saw that terrible day when a dare-gone-wrong almost got Jesse—the boy she secretly loved—arrested for murder.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, When the Reckoning Comes: Trying to Forget the Segregated South (virtual)

Classical Music | Chamber Ensemble Performs Mozart and More


ECCO: East Coast Chamber Orchestra Program Mozart (1756-91) Piano Concerto No.14 in E-flat major, K449 (1784) Hanna Benn (b. 1988) Where Springs Not Fail (2016) Osvaldo Golijov (b. 1960) Last Round (1996) Mozart (1756-91) Piano Concerto No.12 in A major, K.414 (1782)
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Chamber Ensemble Performs Mozart and More

Dancing | Flamenco, Tap Dance, Samba and More: Dance Performances, Lessons and Party


7:30 pm - 8 pm: dance performances and mini dance lesson Featuring Flamenco Latino, Cole Collective (tap dance), and Manhatitlan (Mexican folkloric dance). 8 pm - 9 pm: open dance party to live music Os Clavelitos, an eclectic, six-piece band with members from Brazil, Japan, and the United States, will play samba rhythms and sing in English and Portuguese.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Dancings, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Flamenco, Tap Dance, Samba and More: Dance Performances, Lessons and Party

Play | Merry Wives: Shakespeare Adaptation in the Park


Set in South Harlem, amidst a vibrant and eclectic community of West African immigrants, This adaptation of The Merry Wives of Windsor is a New York story about tricks of the heart, performed in the heart of the city. A raucous spinoff featuring the Bard's most beloved comic characters, this hilarious farce tells the story of the trickster Falstaff and the wily wives who outwit him in a new celebration of Black joy, laughter, and vitality. NOTE: Tickets are available only through a digital lottery. Seats are not guaranteed. See below for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Merry Wives: Shakespeare Adaptation in the Park

Author Reading | Bestselling Author's A Lesson in Vengeance: Spirits Haunt a School (virtual)


Felicity Morrow is back at the Dalloway School to finish her senior year after the tragic death of her girlfriend. She even has her old room in Godwin House, the exclusive dormitory rumored to be haunted by the spirits of five Dalloway students--girls some say were witches. Author Victoria Lee discusses her newest book with Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, August 03, 2021, 08/03/2021, Bestselling Author's A Lesson in Vengeance: Spirits Haunt a School (virtual)
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Musical | Broadway Cast in a Moving Story

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Classical Music | Grammy-Nominated Chorus Performs J.S. Bach

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