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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 16, 2022?

25 free events take place on Tuesday, August 16 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 16 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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25 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, August 16, 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 Salsa Social
free events nyc The 41st Annual Battery Dance Festival
free events nyc As You Like It: A Musical Production of Shakespeare's Comedy
        

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 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Yoga in the Park


They welcome all levels of practice. Every pose can be modified, adapted or adjusted to your liking. Be sure to bring your own yoga mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Yoga in the Park

Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Adult Zumba

Discussion | Systemic Racism Summit (online)


This summit brings together media personalities, activists, educators, clergy, and others to discuss and look at solutions to the effects of continued systemic racism directed at the African-American, Caribbean-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American populations, among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussions, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Systemic Racism Summit (online)

Workshop | Blitz Chess & Backgammon


A lunch time program for passersby to play a quick game of chess or backgammon. Using clocks, opponents will play 5 minute games that are fast, furious and fun. An instructor will be on hand to offer pointers and tips to improve your game.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshops, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Blitz Chess & Backgammon

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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12:30 pm
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Workshops, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Juggling in the Park

Author Reading | Overkill: From New York Times Bestselling Author Sandra Brown (online)


Brown delivers another riveting thriller where a conflict of conscience for a former football star and an ambitious state prosecutor swiftly intensifies into a fight for their lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Author Readings, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Overkill: From New York Times Bestselling Author Sandra Brown (online)

Workshop | Origami Workshop


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, author of eleven origami and paper-folding books.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Origami Workshop

Workshop | Drop-In Chess


Play the popular strategy game while getting pointers and advice from an expert. Chess improves concentration, problem solving, and strategic planning -- plus it's fun. For ages 5 and up (adults welcome).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Workshops, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Drop-In Chess

Dancing | Dance Party (in-person and online)


Uptown Vinyl Supreme's DJ Sunny Cheeba spins underneath the iconic marquee to get people ready for Amateur Night. Whether it's online or in person, you don't want to miss it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Dancings, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Dance Party (in-person and online)

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 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Game Nights in the Park

Dance Lesson | Salsa Social


Come alone and make some friends, bring a date or bring the family. Come as you are, everyone is welcome and dancers of all levels are encouraged to participate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Dance Lessons, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Salsa Social

Workshop | Sweat Sessions Workout


Classes will consist of a variety of modalities including yoga, bootcamp, dance cardio, boxing, pilates, and more. Start times: 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm Tuesdays, August 2-30, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Sweat Sessions Workout

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 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Poetry Reading | Poetry in the Park


Award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer. Jameson Fitzpatrick James Fujinami Moore John Murillo Sam Ross Hosted by Jason Schneiderman
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Poetry in the Park

City Walk | St. Vincent’s Love Triangle Tour: Sexual Health, Civil Rights, and Memory in the Village


The landscape of Greenwich Village conceals a battleground for reproductive and LGBT rights. Participants will join us for a tour of the area’s hidden sexual health history and activism flashpoints. The former St. Vincent’s Hospital—which played a central role at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—will serve as a point of departure as we explore the neighborhood amid shifting land values and the fight for sexual and reproductive rights. We will meet in front of the NYC AIDS memorial at St. Vincent’s Triangle. Robert Brenner is a licensed New York City tour guide, a certified member of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC), and an almost lifelong New Yorker. In 2014 he started his own walking tour company, PigFeetWalkingTours.com, dedicated to lesser-known aspects of New York City history. Since then he has led walking tours for the Municipal Arts Society, the Historic District Council, the Van Alen Institute, Untapped Cities, New York Adventure Club, and many other organizations. He is currently pursuing a MALS in New York Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, St. Vincent&rsquo;s Love Triangle Tour: Sexual Health, Civil Rights, and Memory in the Village

Dance Lesson | Bollywood & Bhangra Dance Class


Dancers of all levels are invited to learn technique from the best. Originating in India, these dance forms highlight rhythm, expression and passion. Bhangra, particularly, is a high-energy folk dance with origins in Punjab, India, a dance now learned and loved by many. Ajna Dance Company was founded to foster diversity and inclusion by making Indian dance and culture more accessible to all. HRPK is delighted to partner with Ajna Dance to bring dance to Park patrons in person this summer. Dance the night away under the shimmering NYC lights and sensational HRPK skies — all while learning a new move or two.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Dance Lessons, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Bollywood & Bhangra Dance Class

Workshop | Pilates in the Park


Instructor Melissa Ricci leads a flowing, multi-level pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy. Bring your own mat. Tuesdays, July 5-August 16, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Pilates in the Park

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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Workshops, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Yoga on the River
7:00 pm
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Musicals, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Musical Comedy from a Broadway Producer

Dance Performance | The 41st Annual Battery Dance Festival


Christina Carminucci, The Solidarity Series IV: Free Spirits Suite - World Premiere Accompanied by a live jazz band, the fourth original work of the Solidarity Series, is dedicated to presenting tap dance and jazz music together. Linotip, Diagonal & Cain - World Premiere The duet "Diagonal" is inspired by the famous Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century; a moment captured in the performance from his period in the Parisian atelier, where the artist lived, created and loved. "Cain" explores the story of Cain and Abel, the first contradiction of humanity. These pieces were created in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute. Fairul Zahid & Lasalle Dance Singapore, Allocentric, Singapore - World Premiere Hailing from Kuala Lumpur and now based in Singapore, award-winning choreographer Fairul Zahid explores the hierarchy of multiple social identities with music by Olafur Arnalds & Nils, with a cast of six dancers from Lasalle Dance Singapore. Buglisi Dance Theatre, Threads "Threads" takes inspiration from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as narrated by people from all over the world, beginning with Eleanor Roosevelt. Buglisi's newest exploration also includes indigenous voices that expose the traumatic unraveling of our society. These human stories create intimately woven threads that make up the fabric of life. Boca Tuya / Omar Roman de Jesus, Los Perros del Barrio Colosal Through the exaggerated mannerisms of daytime television, the six characters of "Los Perros del Barrio Colosal" take us on a wild romp through the challenges of creative decision-making. Diving dramatically into the adventure of an imagination yet to be physicalized, they ask us to consider the far side of the moments when our ideas threaten, with disjointed urgency, to swallow us whole.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, The 41st Annual Battery Dance Festival

Discussion | Harlem on My Mind (online)


This discussion will showcase spirited intergenerational conversations that span across a series of relevant cultural and historical topics with Harlem-inspired thought leaders whose work and influence significantly contribute to Harlem and the Harlems of the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, Harlem on My Mind (online)

Play | As You Like It: A Musical Production of Shakespeare's Comedy


Public Works' acclaimed musical production of As You Like It brings together its diverse ensemble of both professional actors and community members from across New York. Adapted by Shaina Taub and Director of Public Works Laurie Woolery, featuring music and lyrics by Taub, this ambitious work of participatory theater has been hailed as "thrilling & terrifically vital" by The New York Times. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind, and niece Celia are banished to the Forest of Arden. There, they discover a community of acceptance and transformational love, where all are welcomed and embraced. Laurie Woolery directs this magical adaptation of a beloved classic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Plays, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, As You Like It: A Musical Production of Shakespeare's Comedy

Movie in a Park | The Territory (2022): In Defense of the Amazon Rainforest


When a network of Brazilian farmers seizes a protected area of the Amazon rainforest, a young Indigenous leader and his mentor must fight back in defense of the land and an uncontacted group living deep within the forest. Director: Alex Pritz Stars: Neidinha Bandeira, Bitaté Uru Eu Wau Wau 83 min. Movie starts at dusk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 16, 2022, 08/16/2022, The Territory (2022): In Defense of the Amazon Rainforest
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to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

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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