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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 4, 2022?

26 free events take place on Thursday, August 4 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 4 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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26 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, August 4, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Broadway Performances in the Park
free events nyc Salsa Dancing with Grammy-Winning Ensemble
free events nyc Steelpan Celebration of Trinidad & Tobago's Independence
free events nyc Dirty Dancing (1987): Romantic Drama with Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach
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Performance | Broadway Performances in the Park


The most popular shows on and off Broadway perform their biggest hits in the park. Featuring: Disney on Broadway: Aladdin The Lion King Pre-show: Stomp! Host: Lite-FM's Delilah
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free
Performances, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Broadway Performances in the Park

Jazz | Lunchtime Jazz


Come down to the park for lunch and let the students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music provide the soundtrack to your afternoon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
Free
Concerts, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Lunchtime Jazz

Opera | Excerpts from Some of the Greatest Operas


Enjoy a performance of favorite opera excerpts. New Camerata Opera's principal soloists will offer serenades of some of the greatest musical masterpieces ever written.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Excerpts from Some of the Greatest Operas

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 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, The Puppet Cycle: Small World Stories

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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3:00 pm
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Workshops, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Game Nights in the Park

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 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Variety/Talk Show with #1 New York Times Best-Seller and Guests

Opera | Excerpts from Some of the Greatest Operas


Enjoy a performance of favorite opera excerpts. New Camerata Opera's principal soloists will offer serenades of some of the greatest musical masterpieces ever written.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Excerpts from Some of the Greatest Operas

Opening Reception | Drake Carr: Service


Drake Carr (b. 1993, Flint, Michigan) is a New York-based artist. Carr presents an exhibition of new work including paintings, sculptures, and drawings, curated by Tony Jackson. Service spans two galleries and features an installation heavily inspired by scenes from the bar where the artist works. While the exhibition features symbolic objects like a bar-top and tip jar, the essence of the dive bar comes to life in portraits and sculptures of the venue’s patrons and performers. Larger-than-life characters line the walls, hang from the ceiling, and wait for something - a drink or attention - at the bar. Service is both love letter and hate mail addressed to the service industry - those serving, and those being served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Drake Carr: Service

Concert | Cuban Music and Art


The Feeling Messengers, led by Afro-Cuban musician and band leader Miguel (Miguelo) Valdes, is dedicated to preserving authentic Cuban music. Their performances are jam-packed with rhythms that reflect the Bolero, Son, Rumba, Guaracha, Cha-Cha-Cha and Cuban music. The Feeling Messengers is noted throughout New York City and New Jersey for combining contemporary traditional jazz and bossanova with the traditional Cuban Son that takes the audience into a feeling of nostalgia, love, longing, and happiness all through their music. The Feeling Messengers bridges generations and understanding of the important history music has played in breaking down barriers of misunderstanding. Through music we can touch the hearts, minds, bodies, and soul through the heartbeat of good Cuban music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Cuban Music and Art

Opera | Excerpts from Some of the Greatest Operas


Enjoy a performance of favorite opera excerpts. New Camerata Opera's principal soloists will offer serenades of some of the greatest musical masterpieces ever written.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Excerpts from Some of the Greatest Operas

Discussion | Renowned Performance Artist Laurie Anderson in Conversation (online)


Naama Tsabar and Laurie Anderson engage performance and sound as pivotal components in their creative practices. Listen in as Tsabar and Anderson discuss how they use sound as a medium for artmaking, challenge the stereotypes of musical genres through experimentation, and reveal the feminist dialogues at play in their work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Renowned Performance Artist Laurie Anderson in Conversation (online)

Dancing | Salsa Dancing with Grammy-Winning Ensemble


Following basic dance instruction from performer Talia Castro-Pozo and a warm-up set of salsa hits from DJ Woody, you are invited to take the dance floor for an evening with the three-time Grammy Award-winning aces of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra. This concert celebrates the twenty year anniversary of the release of the ensemble's debut album, Un Gran Dia En El Barrio. Bandleader Oscar Hernandez nimbly charts the thirteen-man combo's direction forward with sharp orchestration that remains true to the music's still-resonant roots while showcasing salsa dura's timeless appeal. Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm Dance lesson at 6:30 pm Live music at 7:30 pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Dancings, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Salsa Dancing with Grammy-Winning Ensemble

Festival | Uptown Bounce 2022


Celebrate East Harlem with an electric series of summer block parties featuring top DJs, special guests, live performances, art making activities, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Festivals, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Uptown Bounce 2022

Workshop | Core Rhythm Fitness


Core Rhythm Fitness is bringing an exclusive all-in-one workout this August. In just 50 minutes your instructors will cover Pilates, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and Grounding Meditation - all to the rhythm of a DJ engineered playlist. No experience necessary to participate. All are welcome, no matter your fitness level. Bring your own mat, towel and water bottle. You will leave feeling empowered, accomplished and sweaty. Thursdays, August 4-25, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Core Rhythm Fitness

Workshop | Memoir Writing Workshop


Every life holds many tales. Whether your life is wildly unconventional or relatively normal, there’s bound to be something fascinating about it. Learn how to tell your story in this class with David Seigerman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Memoir Writing Workshop

Workshop | Yoga 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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6:30 pm
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Workshops, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Yoga on the River

Performance | Ghost Decider: Performance Art on a Rooftop


A rooftop gathering that features artworks by current artists-in-residence, Ceylan Öztrük and Julia Znoj, and New York-based artist Max Popov. Building upon her explorations of disorientation, exhaustion and refusal, Öztrük here deconstructs belt stanchions, typically used for guiding visitors, and arranges their components throughout the terrace. Along the perimeter of the terrace, Znoj drapes textiles adorned with photographic prints of another rooftop one block away. Shades of metallic silver paint, intended to keep apartment buildings cool in summer months, are punctuated with ripples, indentations and impressions of wires and cables. Reminiscent of early experiments in sound transmission, Max Popov's sculpture of two tin cans coupled by wire is installed in a corner, amplifying nearby WiFi signals in the 2.4ghz band.  The evening will conclude with a video and live music set by Znoj.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Performances, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Ghost Decider: Performance Art on a Rooftop

Play | Love's Labour's Lost: Outdoor Shakespeare


Immediately after the King of Navarre and his friends make a vow to ignore women entirely and focus strictly on their book studies, the Princess of France and her entourage arrive and inspire the men’s full attention. While the noble ideal of the men seems a failure, the ladies do not fail to provide precisely the proper lesson for these passionate pupils of learning.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Plays, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Love's Labour's Lost: Outdoor Shakespeare

Dance Lesson | Soca Dance Class


Soca music is a genre of music defined as the "Soul of Calypso", which has influences of African and East Indian rhythms.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Dance Lessons, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Soca Dance Class

Movie in a Park | Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021): Superhero Blockbuster with Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch


With Spider-Man's identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man. Director: Jon Watts Stars: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch 148 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021): Superhero Blockbuster with Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch

Concert | Steelpan Celebration of Trinidad & Tobago's Independence


This production, performed in commemoration of Trinidad & Tobago's 60th anniversary of independence, features the steelpan--Trinidad & Tobago's national instrument. The instrument is symbolic and serves as a measure of independence, renaissance, and continued growth. Attendees will hear a variety of music performed by the Elite Pan Consortium, alongside a backdrop of imagery and art representative of each era.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Steelpan Celebration of Trinidad & Tobago's Independence

Movie in a Park | Dirty Dancing (1987): Romantic Drama with Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach


Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Director: Emile Ardolino Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach 100 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Dirty Dancing (1987): Romantic Drama with Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach

Comedy Club | Bomb Shelter Comedy Show


Bomb Shelter is a free weekly comedy show in New York City where you’ll find some of the best comedians performing. Expect free pizza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Bomb Shelter Comedy Show

Party | Uptown Bounce Block Party


This summer block party feature top DJs, special guests, live performances, art-making activities, and more. All ages are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Partys, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Uptown Bounce Block Party

Movie in a Park | Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park (1993): Dinosaur Romp with Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum


During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. A pragmatic paleontologist touring an almost complete theme park on an island in Central America is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose. Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum 127 min. Doors open at 6pm and the movie begins at sundown (around 8:30pm).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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Movie in a Parks, August 04, 2022, 08/04/2022, Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park (1993): Dinosaur Romp with Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum
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