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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 17, 2022?

31 free events take place on Wednesday, August 17 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 17 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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31 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, August 17, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc The 41st Annual Battery Dance Festival
free events nyc Harlem/Havana Music Festival
free events nyc Big Band Jazz with Russian-Born Trumpeter
free events nyc America's National Parks (2015): Series from National Geographic
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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 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, 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 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, Figure Al Fresco

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 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Author Reading | 4 Historical Fiction Authors


Authors offer advice and discuss their latest books.  With: Addison Armstrong, The War Librarian Patrice Nganang, A Trail of Crab Tracks Bill Shaffer, The Scandalous Hamiltons: A Gilded Age Grifter, A Founding Fathers Disgraced Descendant and a Trial at the Dawn of Tabloid Journalism Alan A. Winter, Sins of the Fathers Hosted by Kathy Curto
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Author Readings, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, 4 Historical Fiction Authors

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 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, Juggling in the Park

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
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, 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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Workshops, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, 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 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, Elements of Nature Drawing

Author Reading | 56 Days: Lockdown with a Stranger (online)


Ciara and Oliver meet in a supermarket queue in Dublin and start dating the same week COVID-19 reaches Irish shores. When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests they move in together. Ciara sees a unique opportunity for a relationship to flourish without the scrutiny of family and friends. Oliver sees a chance to hide who—and what—he really is.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Author Readings, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, 56 Days: Lockdown with a Stranger (online)

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 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, Big City Fishing

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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Dancings, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, 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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Workshops, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, Game Nights in the Park

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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Park Walks, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, Tide Deck Tour

Poetry Reading | Alliance for Positive Change Poetry Reading


Alliance for Positive Change's Creative Writing Workshop read their poems and share their stories. Hear 10+ poets read their work at an inspiring community event.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, Alliance for Positive Change Poetry Reading

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 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, 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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Workshops, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, Yoga in the Park (in-person and online)

Concert | An Evening of Island Music


Talie Talie (Nathalie Cerin) is a Philly-based singer-songwriter, born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Her music, a unique blend of Haitian folk music and Soul, delivered through her alto vocals and acoustic guitar, bring a fresh sound to the Philly music scene. She recently released her sophomore project, Solèy Midi (midday sun), a collection of originals and traditional Haitian folk songs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, An Evening of Island Music

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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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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Workshops, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, Yoga: Evening Salute to the Sun

Movie in a Park | African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey (2022)


A look into the life of Marcus Garvey, the controversial Jamaican political activist and Pan-Africanist. Director: Roy T. Anderson 85 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey (2022)

Book Discussion | Manhattan Phoenix: The Great Fire of 1835 and the Emergence of Modern New York


Daniel S. Levy's book shows vividly how the Great Fire of 1835, which nearly leveled Manhattan, also created the ashes from which the city was reborn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, Manhattan Phoenix: The Great Fire of 1835 and the Emergence of Modern New York

Concert | A Night with Juilliard


Bring a blanket and have a picnic while listening to live classical music and jazz
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, A Night with Juilliard

Jazz | Big Band Jazz with Russian-Born Trumpeter


Valery Ponomarev is a Russian-born jazz trumpeter who has lived in the United States since 1973. Ponomarev became interested in jazz after hearing it on Voice of America, and felt a particular affinity for Clifford Brown. He dedicated countless hours to transcribing, studying and memorizing legendary jazz trumpet solos. In time he decided to flee the then Soviet Union and ended up joining Art Blakey's group the Jazz Messengers. After leaving, he formed his own band, Universal Language. Ponomarev tours with his tribute big band, playing both originals and music from the Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers repertoire.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, Big Band Jazz with Russian-Born Trumpeter

Jazz | Harlem/Havana Music Festival


Come to listen to jazz in an outdoor setting.
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7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, Harlem/Havana Music Festival

Discussion | Honoring the Life and Legacy of Howard Zinn, Historian, Author, Professor, Veteran, and Activist (online)


The year 2022 marks the centennial of historian, author, professor, veteran, playwright, and activist Howard Zinn (1922-2010). NYU's professor of history Robert Cohen and Brooklyn College associate professor Sonia Murrow discuss Zinn's legacy. No introductory work of American history has had more influence over the past forty years than Howard's Zinn's A People's History of the United States, which since it's publication in 1980 has sold more than three million copies. Howard Zinn life’s work focused on a wide range of issues including race, class, war, and history, and touched the lives of countless people. Zinn was also the author of dozens of books including the play Marx in Soho, Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal, and SNCC: The New Abolitionists. His work, inspired by the past, informing the present, will continue to influence the future.
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Discussions, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, Honoring the Life and Legacy of Howard Zinn, Historian, Author, Professor, Veteran, and Activist (online)

Dance Performance | The 41st Annual Battery Dance Festival


Xing Dance Theater, Citizen "Citizen" interrogates the labels we receive - foreigner, immigrant, gay, white, black, Asian, poor, old, young. Standing on the stage, after the dancers share their stories and expose their inner selves, what labels do you actually see? Julienne Doko, Lost Memories, Denmark - U.S. Premiere Memoires Perdues questions the notions of collective memory and progress: Do we really learn from the lessons of the past? The piece is an emotional response to this seemingly endless repetition of pain. It is a cry for the urgency of memory for our future. The choreographic vocabulary of the piece is African-contemporary drawing from Afro-Brazilian symbolism. Tati Nunez, Touch - Returned - World Premiere "Touch - Returned" explores how physical touch can create both an internal and external presence in space around you, exposing both vulnerability and humility as the dancers experience one another. Dos Proposiciones Dance Theatre, Pacto de Fuga, Spain - U.S. Premiere "Pacto de fuga" is the answer to the choreographer's concern for exploring the coexistence between contemporary dance and urban landscape. The creation process was based on the three dancers' research and immersion in a concrete public venue: a popular traditional square in Seville, Spain. Ntrinsik Movement, Kindred Spirit "Kindred Spirit" is an excerpt of a multi-disciplinary production entitled "House of Love" that reflects our culture and heritage. The dancers pay homage to the ones that came before us and celebrate the cultural rhythms instilled deep within our souls. Ballet Inc., Touche, - World Premiere Set to Debussy and Brahms, "Touche" is a contemporary ballet that investigates the idea of the female and male emotive response to difficult decisions. Alison Chase/Performance, Tsu-Ku-Tsu "Tsu-Ku-Tsu" explores the balance and order of a regal procession giving way to full-throttle pandemonium of tumbling, leaps, and rebounds. Set to a reverberating original score from famed taiko drummer Leonard Eto, the warrior rhythms echo as bodies combine and lock into striking sculptural shapes.
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7:00 pm
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Dance Performances, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, The 41st Annual Battery Dance Festival

Movie in a Park | America's National Parks (2015): Series from National Geographic


The audience will experience North America's natural wonders with its iconic wildlife as you have never seen them before. Strong story telling let the audience discover the fascinating interactions in wild habitats they thought they were familiar with. Movie starts at dusk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Movie in a Parks, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, America's National Parks (2015): Series from National Geographic

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
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Plays, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, As You Like It: A Musical Production of Shakespeare's Comedy

Movie in a Park | La La Land (2016): Oscar-Winning Musical Ode to Los Angeles


While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. Director: Damien Chazelle Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt 128 min.
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Movie in a Parks, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, La La Land (2016): Oscar-Winning Musical Ode to Los Angeles
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Concerts, August 17, 2022, 08/17/2022, Singing Show with a Broadway Guest
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Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

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