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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 5, 2022?

22 free events take place on Friday, August 5 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 5 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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22 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, August 5, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
free events nyc House Fest: Dance, Music, Art, and More
free events nyc Lindy Hop Dancing with a Storied Harlem Ensemble
free events nyc The Wiz (1978): Classic Musical Updated with Diana Ross, Michael Jackson
free events nyc Jazz Saxophonist Incorporates Afro-Caribbean Styles
free events nyc Love's Labour's Lost: Outdoor Shakespeare
        

Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Workshops, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, Tai Chi

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
10:00 am
Free
Tours, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, Street Fair

Museums | Art and Sculpture Museum and Garden


The museum was designed and created in 1985 by one of the twentieth century's most important and critically acclaimed sculptors Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). Through a lifetime of artistic experimentation, he created sculptures, gardens, furniture and lighting designs, ceramics, architecture, and set designs. The museum aims to preserve and display Noguchi's work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Museumss, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, Art and Sculpture Museum and Garden

Workshop | Dance Fitness


Get and stay fit in this outdoor class. Saturdays, May 7-Sept. 24, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, Dance Fitness

Festival | House Fest: Dance, Music, Art, and More


Bringing together more than 15 cultural partners, August 5-7 is a weekend-long creative celebration that will feature free dance and music performances, outdoor installations, interactive workshops, open studios, panel discussions, and more. House Fest is a collaboration between a diverse roster of choreographers and performers from throughout New York City, building upon the cultural landscape the program fosters each year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Festivals, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, House Fest: Dance, Music, Art, and More

Discussion | Monuments and Public Space (online)


danilo machado, Lisa Anderson, and Imani Jacqueline Brown will reflect on the evolution of monuments and what it means to “monumentalize” in and for Black communities. They will explore the role monuments—as representations of White supremacy, slavery, and colonialism—have played in contributing to the degradation of Black people’s relationships to their history, culture, and environment, and how monuments may be appropriated to create and build these relationships anew. At the intersection of artistic intervention, community organizing, and historical scholarship, this conversation asks, how do we redefine “the commons”? Is the future of public spa
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussions, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, Monuments and Public Space (online)

Film | Akeelah and the Bee (2006): Inspirational Family Movie


Akeelah Anderson's love for words leads her to enter a number of spelling contests. Tutored by many and opposed by some, Akeelah unwittingly unites a neighborhood in her daring quest to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Director: Doug Atchison Starring: Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal Rating (PG) Runtime: 112 minutes. Wireless listening device are needed to hear the film (bring your own headphone).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, Akeelah and the Bee (2006): Inspirational Family Movie

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 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, 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 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, Variety/Talk Show with #1 New York Times Best-Seller and Guests

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 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, Game Nights in the Park

Concert | Live Music in the Park


Madison McFerrin hosts.  DJ Tara gets the party started at 5pm spinning a collage of soulful sounds that captures an eclectic vibe. A special guest joins, and they’re followed by Brooklyn singer-songwriter J. Hoard, who combines eclectic combination of genres with vivid songwriting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, Live Music in the Park

Dance Performance | Lindy Hop Dancing with a Storied Harlem Ensemble


A summer favorite, The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, led by Ron Allen, brings the rich, storied past of Harlem to New Yorkers of all ages, reminding us that the swing dance scene is one of the many gifts that Harlem continues to give the world. 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
Dance Performances, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, Lindy Hop Dancing with a Storied Harlem Ensemble

Workshop | Meditation 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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Workshop | Sunset Jam on the River


Rhythm and grooves fill the air at this Friday evening program. Follow the lead of professional drummers as they guide you through the pulsating beats of traditional African drumming techniques and methods. Drums provided, dancing welcome!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, Sunset Jam on the River

Concert | 2 Vocalists of Latin Music


Mireya is a New York-based, Latin Grammy-winning vocalist, violinist, composer, arranger and founder of Flor de Toloache – NYC’s first and only all-women mariachi. Born in California to proud Dominican and Mexican parents, Mireya was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico until moving to NYC in her teens to pursue her musical career. Her aura embodies a wide variety of musical influences: from mariachi, salsa to merengue, hip-hop, she weaves a unique and refreshing musical blend. Classically trained by Suzuki method, and having had orchestral experience at University, her passion is strongest for folklore as well as other alternative genres. Mireya believes in sharing her skills, encouraging and inspiring the next generation to successfully pursue their dreams through educational workshops and school performances all around the country. With a welcoming sound that embraces cumbia, vallenato, rancheras, jazz and American pop, the singer-songwriter Maria Alejandra Jiménez aka Alea moves her audiences with messages of the spirit, calls for social change and free-flowing love. Originally from La Guajira, Colombia, Alea’s performance encompasses an entire generation of ethno-futuristic and folkloric music accentuated by buttery vocals, deep-rooted grooves and uplifting guitar. Alea’s in-person performances are powerful encounters of the spirit, passionate travelogues that link downtown New York to a tropical Colombian cantina. They are celebrations of Latin America and new definitions of what “Latin Alternative” can be. Her most recent album, 2021’s Alborotá, was shortlisted as among the Best Latin Music of the year by both Rolling Stone and NPR.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, 2 Vocalists of Latin Music

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
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, Love's Labour's Lost: Outdoor Shakespeare

Movie in a Park | The Wiz (1978): Classic Musical Updated with Diana Ross, Michael Jackson


An adaptation of The Wizard of Oz that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience. Director: Sidney Lumet Stars: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell 134 min. Movie starts at sunset.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, The Wiz (1978): Classic Musical Updated with Diana Ross, Michael Jackson

Jazz | Jazz Saxophonist Incorporates Afro-Caribbean Styles


T. K. Blue (also known as Talib Kibwe) is an American jazz saxophonist, flautist, composer and educator from New York City. His parents were Jamaican and Trinidadian, and he has used their Afro-Caribbean musical styles in his own work. He has worked with, among others, Don Cherry, Jayne Cortez, the South African pianist Dollar Brand (now Abdullah Ibrahim), and Randy Weston, for whom he was musical director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, Jazz Saxophonist Incorporates Afro-Caribbean Styles

Concert | Live Music in a Garden


Lay out on the grass and enjoy live music. With: Justin Taylor, Sound Practitioner Gina Marchese, Bassist Anthony Bottone and musician Sean Hammond
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, Live Music in a Garden

Concert | Sunset Concert on the River


The sounds of summer brought right to the park with established and emerging NYC-based artists across a wide range of genres. There's no better way to kick off the weekend than with an evening of spectacular live music and signature sunsets right on the riverfront. From brass to choral, bass and more - there is something for everyone. Featuring: Adi Oasis
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 05, 2022, 08/05/2022, Sunset Concert on the River
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Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

Regular Price: $51
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Cabaret | Singing Show with a Broadway Guest

Regular Price: $25
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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