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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 24, 2021?

27 free events take place on Tuesday, August 24 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 24 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 24, 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 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, 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 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Adult Movement Classes

Tour | Tel Aviv: Ancient Jaffa (virtual, livestream)


Since biblical times, Jaffa stood on a small hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea - the only bump between the Nile and Mount Carmel. Its port was a gateway to the Land of Israel and serves as one of the oldest still in use. In this tour we'll see some of the prominent sites ancient Jaffa has to offer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Tours, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Tel Aviv: Ancient Jaffa (virtual, livestream)

Workshop | Adult Outdoor Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel, etc. Tuesdays, August 10-31, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Adult Outdoor Zumba

Talk | Restoring Prospect Park’s Concert Grove Pavilion (virtual)


Built in 1874, the Concert Grove Pavilion is a stunning example of Prospect Park co-designer Calvert Vaux’ colorful and decorative style. Earlier this year, a $2 million restoration of the pavilion was completed. This event will look closely at the pavilion’s beautiful details, including its cast iron columns that contain motifs borrowed from Hindu, Chinese, Moorish, and Egyptian architecture, its elaborate roof finials and eaves, and its newly-illuminated stained glass ceiling.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Talks, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Restoring Prospect Park&rsquo;s Concert Grove Pavilion (virtual)

Concert | Waltz Meets Reggae and More


This Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter and ukulele player, currently living in Paris, returns home to perform with her transatlantic project where waltz and chanson francaise meet reggae, soul, Americana, dancehall, punk-klezmer and tango-ska, for a high-energy, international musical joyride.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Waltz Meets Reggae and More

Workshop | Blitz Chess


A lunchtime program for passersby to play a quick game of chess. Actually, not just chess...Blitz chess! Blitz chess is a form of speed chess played on a clock where each opponent gets 5 minutes. It is fast, furious and fun. Tuesdays, August 17-31, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshops, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Blitz Chess

Concert | Piano Concert Outdoors


Piano concert series, showcasing ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists. Today: For seven years, Frank Owens was music director for NBC TV's Showtime at the Apollo. Owens has played and conducted abroad, including the conducting A Fourth of July Celebration of American Jazz, Pop and Broadway in Moscow. Owens was resident pianist at Mortimer's for over six years, and appeared several times a year at the Hotel Carlyle's Bemelman's Bar. He appeared at the Blue Note with Ruth Brown of Broadway's Black and Blue, having arranged and conducted her album, Fine and Mellow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Piano Concert Outdoors

Workshop | Board Game Social


A wide selection of board games with games like Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Catan, King of Tokyo and more. Not sure what to play? Games hosts can help you find the perfect game and players to play with.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Board Game Social

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 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Origami: Learn the Ancient Japanese Art of Paper Folding

Dancing | Salsa Social


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 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Salsa Social

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 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, 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 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, 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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Workshops, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Moving for Life Workshop

Concert | Music and Performance in a Garden


A series of live performances, large and small, taking place in several East Village gardens in August. All shows are free. With: David Cale Dael Orlandersmith Matthew Dean Marsh
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Music and Performance in a Garden

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 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Yoga

Film | Grey Gardens (1975): Iconic Documentary, Q&A, Reception


Albert and David Maysles' iconic 1975 documentary Gray Gardens took the film-making world by storm and spawned a number of other cinematic works, books, and a Broadway musical! It is a fly-on-the-wall look at the lives of two eccentric aristocrats (cousins of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), mother and daughter both named Edith Beale, in their decayed mansion in East Hampton, Long Island. In 2010, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Handyman who assisted the Beale's in curbing the chaos of their home in the 1970s, Jerry Torre (nicknamed Jerry the Marble Faun) will be present to make some comments and take questions following the screening. Then, join a drink reception in the courtyard where Jerry's sculptures are exhibited. In addition, Jerry's own autobiographical book, The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens, will be available for sale and signing. Proof of full vaccination is required. Face-coverings are optional.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Grey Gardens (1975): Iconic Documentary, Q&A, Reception

Discussion | A Conversation with Moderna's Chief Medical Officer (livestream)


As Chief Medical Officer at Moderna, Israeli scientist Dr. Tal Zaks is helping lead the global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Under Zaks’ leadership, Moderna produced the first mRNA vaccine to enter clinical trials and one of the first to be authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, A Conversation with Moderna's Chief Medical Officer (livestream)

Tour | Garment District History Tour: Fashion, Immigrants, Child Labor, Triangle Factory Fire, Gangsters (Zoom)


"Walk" the streets of the Garment District with your tour guide Mike Kaback. Topics included: - Your guide's personal experiences in the fashion industry/district over the last half century: changes in fashion through the years; - Immigrants and the growth of the NYC apparel industry: factories and workers; visit into several factories over the years; - The Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911: unions and gangsters; - How the Garment District of today relocated to its current location: Fashion Ave and The Fashion Walk of Fame; - A look into the future of the garment industry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Tours, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Garment District History Tour: Fashion, Immigrants, Child Labor, Triangle Factory Fire, Gangsters (Zoom)

Concert | Israeli Singer Channels Iranian Pop


An Israeli singer, already a well-known actress in her homeland, writes her songs in Farsi, the language of her native nation of Iran. It is a country where, as a singer, she is unwelcome, regardless of her popularity. While her 2019 single "Zan Bezan (Women, Sing)" lyrically channels the tradition of powerful Iranian pop musicians such as Googoosh and Ramesh, her compositions encompass both Eastern instrumentation and Western electronic house beats and synths. For this glamorous and exciting live performer, simply to take the stage is a political act. 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
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Israeli Singer Channels Iranian Pop

Concert | On The Sun: Funk, Americana, Psychedlia


This Brooklyn-based band has created its own groove genre steeped in classic and contemporary soul, funk, Americana, r&b, and psychedelia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, On The Sun: Funk, Americana, Psychedlia

Concert | Sunny Jain: A Blend of Bollywood, Indian Folk, Jazz and Psychedelic Guitars


Sunny Jain's album Wild Wild East encompasses myriad facets of Jain's identity both as a first-generation South Asian-American and as a global musician, from his own family's immigration story to his eclectic musical upbringing. In recasting the immigrant -- steeped in the courage to leave a familiar homeland for a new beginning -- as the modern-day cowboy and cowgirl, Jain sources musical inspiration from the scores of Bollywood classics and Spaghetti Westerns, Indian folk traditions, jazz improvisation, and rollicking psychedelic and surf guitar styles. Composer/drummer Sunny Jain is most known for founding the band Red Baraat, a frenzied fusion of bhangra, hip-hop, jazz, rock, and sheer, unbridled energy that NPR has called "the best party band in years."
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Sunny Jain: A Blend of Bollywood, Indian Folk, Jazz and Psychedelic Guitars

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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Workshops, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Sunset Meditation

Movie in a Park | Hustlers (2019): Stripper Flick with Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez


A crew of savvy former strip club employees band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Director: Lorene Scafaria Stars: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. Movie starts at sunset.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Hustlers (2019): Stripper Flick with Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez

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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Dance Performance | Dance Collective of Fierce, Young Performers


This dance collective, made up of fierce, young performers from different dance backgrounds, ignites the stage with jazz, hip-hop, street jazz, house, African, vogue and contemporary dance. The individual technique of each collective member is undeniable, but when they get together, it's truly a masterpiece. It's a celebratory evening of unstoppable talent on the anniversary of the birthday of the late transgender rights activist and icon Marsha P. Johnson and the passing of Bayard Rustin, another Black queer civil rights great. Please note: This performance is open to general admission. Beginning 10 minutes before the show, non-ticketed guests will be invited to claim any available seats, first-come, first-served. Over 1,000 free seats per performance will be available, but they cannot guarantee admission.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, August 24, 2021, 08/24/2021, Dance Collective of Fierce, Young Performers

Performance | Musical Comedy, 'Inventive, funny, and satisfying'


Concert version of Just Laugh, a musical revue that celebrates the modern family. Four comedians, one overworked pianist, and a trunk full of props delight audiences with unexpected takes on moments everyone can relate to. The bride who can't wait to walk down the aisle because then she can... eat whatever she wants. The birds and the bees talk... about actual birds and bees. From funerals for pet fishes, to learning how to properly ask for a divorce, this hilarious revue pays tribute to a simple yet powerful idea: life can be hard, but it's a lot easier when you have a shoulder to laugh on! Purchase of 2 drink minimum per person required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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