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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 3, 2022?

38 free events take place on Wednesday, 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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38 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, August 3, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Figure Al Fresco


This event offers a unique setting to observe and sketch the human figure. Each week a model will strike short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Drawing materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Figure Al Fresco

Discussion | Information Is Liberation: A Discussion with the Citizens Archive of Pakistan (online)


A webinar to learn about the work and vision of the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of culture and heritage. Established in 2007, CAP holds one of the largest digital archives of oral histories and images in South Asia and operates the National History Museum, a state-of-the-art space incorporating virtual reality to educate about Pakistan's history. CAP operates multiple projects from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad and has deployed a wide range of multimodal exhibits in Pakistan and North America. In the discussion are Aaliyah Tayyebi, a Senior Project Manager at CAP, and Mariam Alsikafi, the Chair of the Citizens Archive in North America. The discussion will be moderated by Noah Usman, who is an APF Research Fellow and Leadership Council Ambassador for the West Coast.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Information Is Liberation: A Discussion with the Citizens Archive of Pakistan (online)

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Juggling in the Park

Discussion | Crafting the City: Award-Winning Authors in Conversation (in-person and online)


National Book Award–honored authors Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind, 2020 Fiction Finalist), Threa Almontaser (The Wild Fox of Yemen, 2021 Poetry Longlist), and Emily St. John Mandel (Station Eleven, 2014 Fiction Finalist) discuss writing and reading inspired by New York City, and beyond. Moderated by Idra Novey, novelist, poet, and translator.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Discussions, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Crafting the City: Award-Winning Authors in Conversation (in-person and online)

Jazz | Jazz Wednesday


Jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guests play standards from the American Songbook. Bill Wurtzel began playing guitar at age 9, and was a radio and TV country music performer by age 12. He attended art school and had a career as an award-winning advertising creative director. He continued to play professionally and switched to music full time in 1989. Bill has played worldwide with many jazz legends, including the Count Basie Countsmen, Wild Bill Davis, Bill Doggett, Jimmy McGriff, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, singers Gloria Lynne and Terri Thornton, as well as Paul Simon. Bill is a director of the Jazz Foundation of America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Jazz Wednesday

Workshop | Knitting in the Park


Cast on al fresco with fellow enthusiasts and experts to guide your knits and purls. Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, a yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Workshops, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Knitting in the Park

Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


A community of artists of all skill levels are inspired by our surroundings to create with drawing materials, pastels and watercolors. Embolden your artwork amidst the flower-filled and seasonally evolving palette of the verdant gardens. An artist/educator will provide ideas and instruction. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Elements of Nature Drawing

Performance | The Puppet Cycle: Small World Stories


Don't miss these roving puppet performances by Phantom Limb Company, which bring to life two new original short plays, and a musical number. Phantom Limb Company is the New York City-based partnership known for its distinctive storytelling, social engagement, and sophisticated visual style. Guaranteed to transport and delight, these roving puppet performances feature a team of puppets and puppeteers who will bring to life two original short plays by Dipika Guha and Jen Silverman, as well as a musical number. This family-friendly bill of marionette plays will be performed on a solar powered movable stage—a specially adapted cargo bike. Perfect for audiences of all ages. Start times: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Performances, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, The Puppet Cycle: Small World Stories

Performance | Variety/Talk Show with #1 New York Times Best-Seller and Guests


This is a taping of the upcoming late night variety show "The Talk Show with Eric Metaxas" in the classic tradition of Johnny Carson, Letterman, and Dick Cavett shows. It will feature the traditional format of a comedy monologue, celebrity interviews, comedians, human interest guests, sketch comedy as well as music acts and a house band. The Executive Producers of the show have worked on numerous Emmy award winning comedy, talk and variety shows like Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Lately, Dennis Miller Live and many more. "The Talk Show with Eric Metaxas" is a throwback late night, feel good comedy talk show that everyone can enjoy. The show will be shooting 4 episodes in August intended for a pilot presentation and later air dates.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:45 pm
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Performances, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Variety/Talk Show with #1 New York Times Best-Seller and Guests

Concert | Guitar Concert


A gui­tar con­cert from Sage Laca­pa, fea­tur­ing spe­cial guest performances.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Guitar Concert

Workshop | Big City Fishing


Big City Fishing is back. Come drop a line during this catch-and-release fishing program. More than 200 species of fish are found in the Hudson River and its tributaries, including over 85 species within the Estuarine Sanctuary waters. They provide all the necessary equipment and an on-site fishing tutorial. Beginners and experts alike are encouraged to come for a relaxing and educational experience at the water’s edge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Big City Fishing

Workshop | Game Nights in the Park


Stop in during weekly game nights and socials to learn a new game, hone your skills, and meet new people
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Game Nights in the Park

Open Studios | Open Studios


An open-studios event featuring residency participants
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Open Studioss, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Open Studios

Park Walk | Tide Deck Tour


Explore the Tide Deck, a rocky tidal marsh located on the western end of a pier in the park. Learn more about this special environment and the animals that inhabit the 400-acre Estuarine Sanctuary. Start times: 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Yoga on the Plaza


A variety of free yoga and meditation classes to make wellness and mindfulness more accessible to all. Bring your own yoga mat or blanket.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshop | Yoga Wednesdays


A variety of yoga and meditation classes to make wellness and mindfulness more accessible to all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Yoga Wednesdays

Book Discussion | Africans in Harlem: An Untold New York Story


Dr. Boukary Sawadogo's new book highlights the experiences of African-born migrants and their varied and dynamic influences on Harlem. Sawadogo’s work provides a historical overview of the encounters and exchanges between Africa and Harlem which paved the way for today’s presence of African-born migrants. Sawadogo is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and Black Studies at the City University of New York’s City College and CUNY Graduate Center. As a specialist in African cinemas, Sawadogo’s work explores the African diaspora and immigration with a particular focus on African immigrant communities in the United States. The program will be moderated by sociologist and Lehman College professor Dialika Sall. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Africans in Harlem: An Untold New York Story

Movie in a Park | Mija (2022): American Citizens from Undocumented Families


This documentary follows Doris Munoz, who began a career in music talent management and met Jacks Haupt, an auspicious young singer, and both share the ever-present guilt of being the first American-born members of their undocumented families. Director: Isabel Castro 85 min. Preceded by live musical performances by Doris Munoz, Jacks Haupt, Silvana Estrada, and special guests to be announced!
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Mija (2022): American Citizens from Undocumented Families

Dance Performance | On Display: Dance Explores Body Image


On Display is a durational work—a deconstructed art exhibit and commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image. Heidi Latsky’s response to the stigma attached to difference, the work turns a cast of diverse and extreme bodies into a sculpture court where the performers are the sculptures. Learn the meditative practice that is the foundation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, On Display: Dance Explores Body Image

Dance Performance | Dance Company Connects New York's African and Hispanic Cultures


NYC-based Afro-Cuban dance company Oyu Oro fuses traditional and unconventional dance forms that strive to connect African diasporic and Hispanic cultures. Their choreography pays tribute to African lineages derived from the Yoruba, Congo, Carabali, Arara, and Dahomean cultures of West Africa and Haiti. Founded by Danys "La Mora" Perez, the 2019 Dance/USA Doris Duke Fellow, Oyo Oro has performed at both national and international venues, This event will celebrate the rich African-American and Hispanic heritage of New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Dance Company Connects New York's African and Hispanic Cultures

Concert | Grammy Winner Bridges Gaps Between Haitian Generations


Michael Brun spent his childhood on the sun-drenched Caribbean island of Haiti. Born to a Haitian father and Guyanese mother who loved music, Brun's influences stretched from the percussion-heavy Rara and Afro-groove music of his native Haiti, the dancehall and reggaeton soundsystem parties of Port-au-Prince, through to Hip-hop and RnB. He played guitar and piano from a young age, and took up DJing and music production as a hobby at 16 after winning a full scholarship to attend military school in the US, then going on to study Pre-Med at Davidson College. Today Michael, the Grammy winning producer and artist, has become the face of a new generation of Haitians, bridging the gap between his homeland and the resurgent global music movement. His passion and commitment to changing the narrative of Haiti, and elevating its people through culture and music have seen him tour the world, collab with superstars like J Balvin, Win Butler and Mr. Eazi, sell out multiple headlining US tours and notch up tens of millions of streams across singles and acclaimed projects like his debut album, Lokal and last year's Melanin EP.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Grammy Winner Bridges Gaps Between Haitian Generations

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. Bringing your own mat is encouraged, as provided accessories are first come first serve.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Sunset Yoga

Workshop | Yoga in the Park (in-person and online)


They welcome all levels of practice. Every pose can be modified, adapted or adjusted to your liking.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | HIIT on the River


From guided meditation and refreshing yoga to high-intensity workouts and weekly run clubs, there’s something for all skill levels to enjoy this summer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, HIIT on the River

Concert | Soul Singer-Songwriter


Jarrod Lawson's lessons began under his father’s tutelage but as Jarrod began to search for his own sound, his studies took on a more and more independent approach. His own hearing became his searchlight as he quested to understand what he heard and to develop his own artistic voice expressed through his singing and piano virtuosity. The quest took him to the masters—from Chopin to Chick Corea, Oscar Peterson to Pastorius, Errol Garner, Ravel, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley and, of course, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Soul Singer-Songwriter

Workshop | Yoga: Evening Salute to the Sun


End your day with Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Wednesdays, July 6- Spetember 28, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | "Rising Star" Jazz Double Bassist


Dezron Douglas is an American jazz double bassist, composer, and producer. Douglas has released six albums as a leader. His 2012 debut record, Live at Smalls, earned a positive review in The New York Times, which wrote: "Learned as it may be, this is living-language music -- jazz as it's practiced, more than as it's studied." As a sideman, Douglas has recorded with Cyrus Chestnut, Michael Carvin, Louis Hayes, Steve Davis, George Cables, Papo Vasquez, Enrico Rava, Eric Reed, Abraham Burton, Eric McPherson, Tomasz Stanko, Makaya McCraven and Brandee Younger. In 2019, Douglas was the winner of the Downbeat critics poll in the category of "Rising Star bassist."
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, "Rising Star" Jazz Double Bassist

Book Discussion | The Invention of Power: Popes, Kings, and the Birth of the West


Bruce Bueno de Mesquita's book solves one of the great puzzles of history: Why did the West become the most powerful civilization in the world?
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Book Discussions, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, The Invention of Power: Popes, Kings, and the Birth of the West

Concert | Apollo Theater Performances


Bring a blanket and have a picnic while listening to live music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Apollo Theater Performances

Jazz | Jazz Flautist and Vocalist


Melanie Charles is a Brooklyn-born singer, songwriter, bandleader, producer, actress and flautist of Haitian descent, with a creative fluidity spanning jazz, soul, experimental and roots music. She attended the famed LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts where she studied flute and vocals. Eventually, she landed at the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at The New School where she met artists like singer, songwriter and record producer Jesse Boykins III and alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Jazz Flautist and Vocalist

Jazz | Jazz Percussionist Who Worked with The Grateful Dead


Annette A. Aguilar is an American Nicaraguan percussionist, bandleader, and music educator. She is best known as the leader of the Latin and Brazilian jazz band Annette A. Aguilar & StringBeans, which has toured extensively in the United States and Africa. Aguilar is a former percussionist with The Grateful Dead. She is the founder of the annual Women in Latin Jazz Festival in New York, and is also a Latin Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Jazz Percussionist Who Worked with The Grateful Dead

Movie in a Park | Roman Holiday (1953): Romantic Comedy with Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn


A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Director: William Wyler Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert 118 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Movie in a Parks, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Roman Holiday (1953): Romantic Comedy with Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn

Comedy Club | Comedy Underground


Get ready, get set, and go into fifth gear with the most fun you've ever had in a parking lot. Comedy Underground brings the fun of the downtown comedy club to the Upper West Side, without a two-drink minimum. Wali Collins (Hulu, Comedy Central) and Suzette Simon (NY Laughs) curate a free and truly underground line-up of stand-up from a pair of the sharpest up-and-coming New York City comedians. You’ll split your sides laughing and possibly even learn how to parallel park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Comedy Underground

Reading | Jubilee for Jimmy: Celebrating James Baldwin


Jubilee for Jimmy is a musical literary mixtape celebrating the life and work of James Baldwin. Live performances, readings featuring Brother(hood) Dance!, Jacqueline Woodson in conversation with Dante Micheaux, Avery R. Young & De Deacon Board with a procession led by SoapBox Troupe. Hosted by Mahogany L. Browne
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Readings, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, Jubilee for Jimmy: Celebrating James Baldwin

Movie in a Park | The Coen Brothers' Hail, Caesar! (2016): Keeping Stars in Line, with Josh Brolin, George Clooney


A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line. Directors: Ethan Coen,Joel Coen Stars: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich 114 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 03, 2022, 08/03/2022, The Coen Brothers' Hail, Caesar! (2016): Keeping Stars in Line, with Josh Brolin, George Clooney
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