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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 11, 2021?

37 free events take place on Wednesday, August 11 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 11 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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37 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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

Workshop | Boot Camp Workout


The Rise NYC, a community driven pop-up fitness group, hosts an early morning boot camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 am
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Workshops, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Boot Camp Workout

Workshop | Tai Chi in Midtown


Learn and master this Chinese martial art for health and self-defense.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
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Workshops, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Tai Chi in Midtown

Lecture | Japanese Paper: History, Export, & Challenges (virtual)


Moriki Paper Company was established in 1925 as a supplier of Japanese tissue paper called "Tosa Tengujo" and other Japanese papers, especially for overseas markets. The company started exporting directly to the USA in 1979 (through A/N/W in New York) and to the UK & West Germany in 1983. It supplies the largest selection of Japanese papers to over 40 countries. This lecture will cover a brief history of the Japanese papers exported to the West; the versatility of "Washi;" and some of the challenges traditional Japanese papermakers and the industry are facing today. Takao Moriki is the third-generation president of Moriki Paper Company, Ltd., based in Tokyo, Japan. He specializes in the export of various types of Japanese papers, known as "Washi". Takao has been working closely with many local papermakers across Japan to support the industry as well as to meet the needs of customers, such as conservators, artists, designers, craftspeople and other creative people around the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Japanese Paper: History, Export, & Challenges (virtual)

Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


The park, with its amazing gardens and views of the Hudson River and New York Bay, is the perfect setting to practice your art. Participants are expected to bring their own drawing and painting supplies, including drawing boards and containers of water if they are planning to paint. They will supply drawing paper and watercolor paper only. Wednesdays, August 11-25, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Elements of Nature Drawing

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 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Juggling Outdoors

Gallery Talk | Looking Forward: Native American Photography, Identity, and Self-Representation (virtual)


Jeremy Dennis, an artist based in Southampton, New York on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, leads a virtual conversation with curator Nadiah Rivera Fellah, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at The Cleveland Museum of Art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Looking Forward: Native American Photography, Identity, and Self-Representation (virtual)

Workshop | Pilates Outdoors


Join Janessa for a fun 45-minute Pilates Mat class in the great outdoors. You will strengthen, lengthen, tone and align your body while also boosting your energy, your mood, and your wellbeing. Bring your own mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Pilates Outdoors

Author Reading | Broadway, Writing, and Show Biz, with 4-Time Tony Nominee Tovah Feldshuh


Authors offer advice and discuss their latest books. With Tovah Feldshuh, Lilyville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I've Played Jen Silverman, We Play Ourselves
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free
Author Readings, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Broadway, Writing, and Show Biz, with 4-Time Tony Nominee Tovah Feldshuh

Concert | Piano Concert Outdoors


Piano concert series, showcasing ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists. Today: Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz and ragtime. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant," and his music as "fresh, smart and witty."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Piano Concert Outdoors

Dance Performance | Heart Shaped Rock: Dance Performance in a Park


A trio of choreographer/dancers draws attention to the comings and goings of the people around us, the movement of the specific built and natural environment, and and the shifting histories of New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Heart Shaped Rock: Dance Performance in a Park

Workshop | Knitting in the Park


Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided. Wednesdays, June 30-August 25, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Workshops, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Knitting in the Park

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 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Juggling Lessons

Classical Music | Highly-Acclaimed Soprano and Philharmonic Orchestra (virtual)


Soprano Diana Damrau (Metropolitan Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera) and The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Jose Cura, perform vocal and symphonic works from operas and musical theatre, with Italian, French and Russian repertoire. The performers also include bass Nicolas Teste and mezza-soprano Marvic Monreal and baritone Charles Buttigieg.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Highly-Acclaimed Soprano and Philharmonic Orchestra (virtual)

Tour | Seville's Plaza de Espana: The Crown Jewel of the World! (virtual, live stream)


Plaza de Espana in Seville was built in 1928 and is a landmark example of Regionalism Architecture, mixing elements of the Baroque Revival, Renaissance Revival and Moorish Revival styles of Spanish architecture. It has been voted second best place of interest in the world and the first at a European and national level according to the 2018 Travelers' Choice Awards. Explore this beautiful square in a beautiful city!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Tours, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Seville's Plaza de Espana: The Crown Jewel of the World! (virtual, live stream)

Workshop | Kayaking


Glide along the water while kayaking this summer! All levels are welcome. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Wednesdays, June 2-August 25, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Kayaking

Workshop | Fitness on the Waterfront


Your one-stop-shop for a complete body and mind workout. Barre seamlessly blends moves from ballet, Pilates, strength training, and yoga. You will be guided through a series of micro-movements and active holds, using your body weight for resistance. These small, isolated movements yield extensive results: long, lean, sculpted lines. You'll work muscles you didn't even know you have and feel them for days after. What to bring/wear: Yoga or Pilates mat, water and hand towel. Wear comfortable workout clothes - pants, leggings, or capris, and a workout tank or t-shirt. Grip socks optional, bare feet welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Fitness on the Waterfront

Workshop | Outdoor Fitness


Get fit during this outdoor workout series aimed to help you build strength, get toned, and relax. A variety of fun and challenging classes will be taught by instructors from top NYC fitness studios. Wednesdays, May 12-September 8, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Outdoor Fitness

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Join a class with Thai James. Bring your own mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Sunset Yoga

Performance | Procedures: The Concept of Ritual


A performer, writer, pianist and vocalist delves into an exploration of the concept of ritual. With meditations, electronic sounds and texts, this performance/service/convocation may include audience participation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Performances, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Procedures: The Concept of Ritual

Classical Music | Baroque to Cutting Edge: Piazzolla, Telemann, Ligeti, and More


This ensemble brings thrilling virtuosity and energy to everything they perform, from the Baroque era to cutting-edge works by leading composers of today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Baroque to Cutting Edge: Piazzolla, Telemann, Ligeti, and More

Dance Lesson | Dance Workshop


A workshop led by Ballroom Basix. Lessons will encompass a variety of dance styles. Bring water.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Dance Workshop

Concert | St Clare of Assisi: Eucharist and Cook-Out


Eucharist is sung simply to the timeless music of plainsong, appropriate to St Clare's times (1194-1253). Followed by a gathering in the courtyard for drinks and simple grill-cooked food, weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, St Clare of Assisi: Eucharist and Cook-Out

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Namaste! Unwind from the day with outdoor yoga. Immerse yourself in this meditative practice- surrounded by the Hudson’s peaceful aura. Strengthen the body and cultivate awareness in a relaxed environment as your instructor guides you through alignments and poses. All levels are welcome. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: yoga mat, yoga blocks, water, etc. Wednesdays, August 11-25, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Sunset Yoga

Park Walk | Tide Deck Tour


The design of the park's Pier 26 is inspired by the Manhattan shoreline that would have existed prior to Henry Hudson's 1609 expedition. The pier includes a series of ecological communities representing this native landscape, including from a woodland forest to the rocky tidal zone and the Hudson River itself. One of the most unique of these native coastal environments is a manufactured rocky tidal marsh, the Tide Deck which is located on the western end of the Pier. The Tide Deck and its marsh plants ebb and flood with our daily tidal cycle, and features many interesting habitat enhancements including tide pools. Take a socially distant tour on the Tide Deck walkway. Staff will talk about this special environment. Please note that COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place for this event.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Tide Deck Tour

Workshop | HIIT Class


A dynamic and challenging HIIT class (adaptable to all levels of ability) on one of the park's newest piers. Wednesdays, June 16-September 29, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, HIIT Class

Jazz | A Tribute to Jazz Trumpeter Hugh Masekela


Sipho Kunene was born in Cape Town, South Africa and now calls New York City home. He has toured with South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, spent six years with Harry Belafonte and worked with Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Sipho has also toured with Jennifer Holiday, Ben E. King, The Harlem Gospel Choir and others. He was drummer for the hit musicals Three Mo' Tenors and Cookin' at the Cookery as well as for the landmark Carnegie Hall production Black Stars of the Great White Way.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, A Tribute to Jazz Trumpeter Hugh Masekela

Jazz | Bertha Hope 5tet


One of jazz's living legends, pianist/composer Bertha Hope has toured globally with artists like Nat Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie and Eddie Henderson
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Bertha Hope 5tet

Concert | Chicago-Born Soul Singer and Harmonium Player


This finely tuned tenor hints at his classical operatic training, and his regular musical and vocal diversions into Indo-Pakistani folk and classical style serve as indicators of his heritage. But it is his deep love for retro-soul grooves that most clearly defines him as a protege following in the footsteps of sixties and seventies giants like Bobby "Blue" Bland and Sam Cooke, intentionally emphasizing that era's ethos of progressive politics and intersectional protest music with tracks like his hard-rocking anthem "Brown Power." Zeshan and his five-piece band will perform songs from his albums Melismatic and Vetted plus new music composed during the pandemic. 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. Please read below for important ticketing and C
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Chicago-Born Soul Singer and Harmonium Player

Jazz | Jazz Jam (virtual)


Celebrate Louis Armstrong's and others' August birthdays. Led by Carol Sudhalter's house band, the jam welcomes musicians including jazz jammers from Queens/Long Island, as well as newcomers from around the world, to share their music, lift our spirits and honor those we have lost.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Jazz Jam (virtual)

Workshop | Writers Workshop: Screenwriting


A workshop geared to sharpen, polish, and improve your skills as a writer. With Doug Katz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Writers Workshop: Screenwriting

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 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Twelfth Night: Shakespeare's Comedic Love Triangle

Author Reading | What Is a Dog?: An Emotional Journey (virtual)


On the heels of her family’s beloved dog’s death, memoirist Chloe Shaw returns to the canines of her past in order to imagine the human she hopes to become in the future. Her old ways of “being the dog” in the face of hardship prove destructive, and it’s not until she’s able to love herself and learn from the dogs of her past and present that can she truly thrive as a person, and show up for the family who needs her to be their person. With artful prose and a philosophical touch, Shaw takes us on an emotional journey anyone who has ever loved and lost a dog will connect with—and discovers dogs do more than just make our lives better—they quietly (and sometimes loudly) pull us boldly toward the person we were always meant to be.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, What Is a Dog?: An Emotional Journey (virtual)

Movie in a Park | Dirty Dancing (1987): A Classic with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey


Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she's disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort's dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby's father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she's determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer. Lawn opens at 6 pm. Seating is first-come, first-served. Bring your own blanket and your favorite picnic accoutrements. In case of rain, the event will be held the following evening.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Dirty Dancing (1987): A Classic with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey

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 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, Merry Wives: Shakespeare Adaptation in the Park

Movie in a Park | New Dragon Gate Inn (1992): Historical Drama from Hong Kong


During the Ming Dynasty, a power-crazed eunuch who rules his desert region of China as if he were the Emperor, ruthlessly thwarts plots against him and sets a trap for one of this enemies at the Dragon Gate Inn. Directors: Raymond Lee Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung In Cantonese with English subtitles 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
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Movie in a Parks, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, New Dragon Gate Inn (1992): Historical Drama from Hong Kong

Concert | The History of the Piano: Playing and Discussing


A renowned French pianist plays and discusses some of the intrument's greatest composers. Discover many unheard stories about the development of one of the most important creations in humanity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Concerts, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, The History of the Piano: Playing and Discussing

Movie in a Park | You've Got Mail (1998): Hit Rom-Com with Tom Hanks


Book superstore magnate Joe Fox and independent book shop owner Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet both blissfully unaware that he's trying to put her out of business. Director: Nora Ephron Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, August 11, 2021, 08/11/2021, You've Got Mail (1998): Hit Rom-Com with Tom Hanks
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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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