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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 6, 2021?

24 free events take place on Friday, August 6 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 6 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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24 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Friday, August 6, 2021

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

Workshop | Pilates Workshop


Dodge YMCA hosts a socially-distanced Pilates. Enhance your control, stability, coordination, endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. Fridays, May 7-October 29, 2021 Advanced registration is required. Registration opens every Tuesday at 10:00am for classes the following week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Workshops, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Pilates Workshop

Museums | Art and Sculpture Museum and Garden


The museum was designed and created in 1985 by one of the twentieth century's most important and critically acclaimed sculptors Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). Through a lifetime of artistic experimentation, he created sculptures, gardens, furniture and lighting designs, ceramics, architecture, and set designs. The museum aims to preserve and display Noguchi's work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Museumss, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Art and Sculpture Museum and Garden

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 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Juggling Outdoors

Classical Music | World-Renowned Conductor Pierre Boulez at the 2008 Salzburg Festival with The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (virtual)


Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) became one of the most prominent conductors of his generation. In a career lasting more than sixty years, he held the positions of chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and music director of the New York Philharmonic, and principal guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra. He made frequent guest appearances with many of the world's other great orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra. In this 2008 concert at the Salzburg Festival, Boulez is joined by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for a program that features Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales, Stravinsky's The Firebird, and Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 1 with highly-acclaimed Daniel Barenboim. Streaming will be available until August 13, 12 PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, World-Renowned Conductor Pierre Boulez at the 2008 Salzburg Festival with The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (virtual)

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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12:30 pm
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Concerts, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Piano Concert Outdoors

Workshop | Juggling Lessons


Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in Midtown Manhattan. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Juggling Lessons

Play | The Count of Monte Cristo: Adaptation of Dumas' Classic Novel


The Count Of Monte Cristo is one of the greatest tales of betrayal, adventure, and revenge the world has ever known. When the dashing and guileless Edmond Dantes is betrayed by his best friend and wrongly imprisoned, he becomes consumed by thoughts of vengeance. After a miraculous escape, he transforms himself into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo, insinuates himself into the French nobility, and puts his cunning plan of revenge in action. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith Written by Susane Lee, adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. July 29th - August 22nd, Thur through Sun at 6:30 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, The Count of Monte Cristo: Adaptation of Dumas' Classic Novel

Concert | Outdoor Live Music with a 7-Piece Hiphop Collective


This group balance a diverse blend of unique voices and live instrumentation. Their sound revolves around a fusion of hiphop, soul and other genres.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Concerts, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Outdoor Live Music with a 7-Piece Hiphop Collective

Workshop | Tai Chi


Explore this low-impact, meditative form of exercise. Open to all fitness levels. Fridays, June 18-October 1, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Tai Chi

Classical Music | 100 Years of American Art Songs (in-person and live-stream)


Baritone Richard Hodges, accompanied by pianist Tabitha Johnson, presents over 100 years of black-composed American art song. Composers featured include Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912), Mark Fax (1911-1974), Margaret Bonds (1913-1972). The concert is followed by refreshments in the courtyard where audience members have the opportunity to converse with the performers. Guests must be fully vaccinated or must show a negative Covid-19 test dated 5 or 6 August.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, 100 Years of American Art Songs (in-person and live-stream)

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 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, King Lear -- with a Happy Ending

Play | Under Woodside: A Typical Day in Queens


What’s a typical day in Queens? A new poetic prose play ponders this question. Sunnyside resident Juliann Lavallee’s newest work, Under Woodside, uses inspiration from the 1954 Dylan Thomas poem "Under Milk Wood" to depict a single day within a few borough blocks. Directed by Bryna Kearney, Under Woodside feels like a long-awaited, post-Covid group hug. It strives to capture NYC’s flavor in a way that resonates with natives, transplants, and vacationers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Under Woodside: A Typical Day in Queens

Jazz | A Tribute to Gospel Great Mahalia Jackson


No jazz singer on the scene today bridges sacred and secular like Chicago vocalist Tammy McCann. Throughout her career, McCann has paid homage to gospel pioneer Mahalia Jackson. In addition to their spirit-filled voices, both Jackson and McCann traveled from the South to make their homes in Chicago, where Thomas Dorsey created the modern gospel music sound. McCann follows in Jackson's footsteps when she takes the stage.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, A Tribute to Gospel Great Mahalia Jackson

Concert | Bossa Nova Quartet


Enjoy live Brazilian music, featuring the Arnaldo B Quartet. Drinks are available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Bossa Nova Quartet

Concert | Latin Music


Enjoy live salsa music with Cuarteto Guatac. This event takes place each Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Latin Music

Dance Performance | Mexican Dance Festival


This company performs selections from its stories celebrating summer, life, and the Mexican community. Calpulli will offer a pre-show workshop with dance and music at 4pm. Then the company of musicians and dancers take the stage with the movement, costuming, and joy in a show for the entire family. Aug. 5-7, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Mexican Dance Festival

Reading | Soul Sister Revue (virtual)


Soul Sister Revue's summer event asks the question "What does Soul mean to you?" Readers include Ada Limon (The Carrying), Douglas Kearney (Sho), Destiny O. Birdsong (Negotiations), Dr. Grisel Y. Acosta (Things to Pack on the Way to Everywhere), and Shayla Lawz ("speculation, n.").
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Soul Sister Revue (virtual)

Concert | Top-Tier Jazz with Grammy-Winning Trumpeter Terence Blanchard


Since Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard embarked on his solo recording career with his eponymous Columbia Records album in 1991, the New Orleans-born-and-based artist has traveled many paths musically, including delivering adventurous and provocative acoustic jazz outings of original material, composing over 50 soundtracks and even, in 2013, debuting Champion: An Opera in Jazz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Top-Tier Jazz with Grammy-Winning Trumpeter Terence Blanchard

Play | Twelfth Night: Shakespeare's Comedic Love Triangle


Love flows freely in the Kingdom of Illyria — and confusion runs rampant – after a society woman lands ashore in a shipwreck. Shakespeare’s play follows a comedic love triangle full of mistaken identity and unrequited love, as nobles and servants navigate twisted, gender-bending paths. A Woodside-based theater company is presenting this play.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Twelfth Night: Shakespeare's Comedic Love Triangle

Comedy Club | Comedy Evening


Comedy Evening is a completely free comedy show in the heart of the Village featuring comedians who have appeared on Comedy Central, TruTV, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Comedy Clubs, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Comedy Evening

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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8:00 pm
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Plays, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Merry Wives: Shakespeare Adaptation in the Park

Classical Music | Mozart by Renowned Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra (in-person and live stream)


All-Mozart Program: Symphony No. 1 in Eb major, K. 16 (1764) "The Jupiter Symphony", Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (1788) The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, along with NYC student musicians, performs. Conducted by Louis Langree. Founded in 1966, the orchestra has become a cultural icon of New York City. It features musicians from diverse American orchestras, including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York City Ballet Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, among others. Please note: They recommend arriving 20 minutes before the performance, and will begin seating standby guests 5 minutes before start time. While they'll do their best to accommodate as many guests as possible, they cannot guarantee admission.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Mozart by Renowned Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra (in-person and live stream)

Movie in a Park | Spike Lee's Mo' Better Blues (1990): Jazzman's Bad Decisions


Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives. Director: Spike Lee Stars: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes Pre-entertainment starts at 6pm. Movie begins at dusk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Spike Lee's Mo' Better Blues (1990): Jazzman's Bad Decisions

Movie in a Park | Toy Story 4 (2019): New Animated Adventure


When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. Director: Josh Cooley Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:20 pm
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Movie in a Parks, August 06, 2021, 08/06/2021, Toy Story 4 (2019): New Animated Adventure
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Musical | Broadway Cast in a Moving Story

Regular Price: $59
CFT Member Price: $0.00

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

Regular Price: $30
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