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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 15, 2021?

29 free events take place on Sunday, August 15 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 15 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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29 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Sunday, August 15, 2021

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

Fair | Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors


Search for hidden gems as you browse antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage and collectibles. There is also a selection of food vendors and a bar. The fair takes place rain or shine, each Sat and Sun 8 am - 5 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Fairs, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors

Fair | Flea Market: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More


Shop for vintage clothing, furniture, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, art, handicrafts, and more. About 40-50 vendors. Every Sun 10 am - 5 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Flea Market: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More

Fair | Outdoor Bazaar: Food, Antiques, Artists, Designers, Craft-Makers


From the hand made to the hand-picked, find every Sunday all one-of-a-kind art, fashion, vintage, collectibles, jewelry, antiques, global treasures and furniture you can't find anywhere else. A wide array of artisanal and international treats make the shopping excursion complete. Come hungry and support over 80 of local independent merchants. Masks are required. Reduced capacity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Outdoor Bazaar: Food, Antiques, Artists, Designers, Craft-Makers

Workshop | Sunday Yoga


Classes of Vinyasa Yoga – a series of flowing poses linked to awareness of the breath – with instructor Yojaida Estrella. Classes are designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or a towel. Sundays, July 25-September 19, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Sunday Yoga

Workshop | Vinyasa Yoga


Connect with the earth and the skies above in this all-level Vinyasa Yoga class in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This class will help all yogi's build towards peak poses and postures and grow your foundational knowledge of the practice of yoga. Sundays, May 9-October 24, 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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10:00 am
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Workshops, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Vinyasa Yoga

Fair | Pop-Up Market: One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Items


The market offers one-of-a-kind, handmade items from local artisans. This weekly event features more than twenty vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Fairs, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Pop-Up Market: One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Items

Tour | Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour


Conservancy docents lead a walking tour traversing the Park's beautiful landscape. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, how the Park came to life, and its sustainable design.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Tours, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour

Fair | Food Market in a Park


Enjoy this open-air food market with dozens of local vendors. Every Sun 11 am - 6 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Food Market in a Park

Tour | Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour


Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Tours, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour

Dance Lesson | Learn a Philippines National Dance


A family-friendly class. Teacher Karesia Batan shows a popular national dance of the Philippines where dancers gracefully hop through bamboo poles to mimic the tinikling bird.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Dance Lessons, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Learn a Philippines National Dance

Dance Lesson | Learn West African Dance


A family-friendly class series led by various Queens-based dance groups. Jump in on a high-energy, uplifting, West African dance class with teacher Fanike accompanied by live drumming.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Dance Lessons, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Learn West African Dance

Festival | Greek Jewish Block Party


Celebrate the unique Romaniote and Sephardic heritage of Kehila Kedosha Janina. Experience authentic kosher Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, traditional Greek dancing and live Greek and Sephardic music, fun kids activities and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Festivals, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Greek Jewish Block Party

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


This series shows works-in-progress designed to draw in the audience as they react to the evolving dance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Dance Performances, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Dance Works-in-Progress

Play | Critical Care, or Rehearsing for a Nurse: Street Theater


A play about a young lady named Rose, who is studying to be a nurse. She takes a job in a nursing home so that she will be able to pay her tuition, books, and living expenses. But COVID-19 rears its ugly head, and Rose has a big fight on her hands, to help to save her city and her own future as a pediatric nurse. In this beautiful story, the old and the new, the old and the young, all come together, to assure us that this pandemic will end, and together, we shall survive.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Plays, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Critical Care, or Rehearsing for a Nurse: Street Theater

Comedy Club | Laughter in the Park


Laughter in the Park features hilarious comedians enriching lives and making the world a better place at this community building comedy event. Event is rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Laughter in the Park

Concert | Rhythm & Dance Live Concert


Enjoy performances and lessons from a variety of performers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Rhythm & Dance Live Concert

Lecture | Sisterhoods Formed after the Holocaust (livestream)


When they lost family members during the Holocaust, many Jewish women and girls formed substitute “families” with other women. These sisterhoods were particularly important inside concentration camps, where the bonds formed between women often helped them survive constant danger. This is a lecture exploring the phenomenon of camp shvesters (sisters).  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Lectures, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Sisterhoods Formed after the Holocaust (livestream)

Classical Music | Symphony Strings: Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Mozart


Hear string players perform a festive, family-friendly selection of music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Copland, and Tchaikovsky.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Symphony Strings: Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Mozart

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


This series shows works-in-progress designed to draw in the audience as they react to the evolving dance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Dance Performances, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Dance Works-in-Progress

Poetry Reading | Poetry in the Garden


Selected poets read.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Poetry in the Garden

Performance | Famous Theater Company: Shakespeare-Inspired Performances


Breaking traditional theatrical molds, this acclaimed theater company invites people to gather in public venues and play a role in creating each show. It will offer the audience an opportunity to participate in a kind of narrative that speaks to the collective and individual resilience, healing, and joy in this long-awaited moment to be together again.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Performances, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Famous Theater Company: Shakespeare-Inspired Performances

Concert | 3 Surf Music Bands


Instrumental twang & reverb on the beach! 5pm Tsunami Of Sound (MA) 6:30 The Cameramen (NY) 8pm Blue Wave Theory (NJ)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, 3 Surf Music Bands

Play | Antony & Cleopatra: Shakespeare's Tragedy of Ancient Times


Shakespeare depicts tragedy after a fateful meeting that reshaped the ancient world. Just like Caesar before him, Roman general and ruler Marc Antony falls madly in love with Cleopatra, the enchanting Queen of Egypt. Power collides while passion runs amok in this exotic and intriguing tale, which ends in suicide. A Woodside-based theater company is presenting this play.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Antony & Cleopatra: Shakespeare's Tragedy of Ancient Times

Concert | Outdoor Live Concert


Featuring a critically acclaimed guitarist, composer and producer based in Brooklyn and 4-piece jazz outfit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Outdoor Live Concert

Dance Performance | Dance Performances by 7 Companies


Enjoy a wide variety of dance masters in a beautiful park setting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Dance Performances by 7 Companies

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 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, The Count of Monte Cristo: Adaptation of Dumas' Classic Novel

Dance Performance | Dance Festival


India's Independence Day will be celebrated through the art forms of Kathak, Bharatanatyam, and Kuchipudi interspersed with live musical interludes. The audience will be led on this journey by an Indian dance expert. This glittering program features four world premieres.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Dance Performances, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Dance Festival

Dancing | Dancing to K-Pop and Disco


The international sensation that is K-Pop has infiltrated and influenced every level of contemporary music from the Billboard charts to the Broadway stage. Now the K-Pop summer comes to NYC. this is a joyful dance party with your host DJ Gamma Vibes on the turntables spinning tracks from breakout artists like Psy all the way up to modern hitmakers like BTS, Blackpink and Twice. If you don't know the steps, just follow the lead from the instructors and dance troupe, kicking it live. Please note: audiences will be standing for the duration of this event. Dancing strongly encouraged. Please also 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
Dancings, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Dancing to K-Pop and Disco

Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


Begin with some QiGong warm-ups and then proceed to learn the basic Tai Chi form starting with basic principles and postures, then onto a sequence of 13 movements repeated in 4 Directions (North, East, South, West). Great class for beginner and intermediate levels
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 pm
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Workshops, August 15, 2021, 08/15/2021, Tai Chi in the Park
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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
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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