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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 19, 2022?

18 free events take place on Friday, August 19 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 19 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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18 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, August 19, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
free events nyc World-Renowned Tap Dancer and Jazz Music
free events nyc The 41st Annual Battery Dance Festival
free events nyc "one of the most intriguing figures in music today" and "one of the greatest drummers"
        

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 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, 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 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, Street Fair

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 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, Juggling in the Park

Film | Home Alone (1990): Iconic American Comedy


Accidentally left behind when his parents rush off on their Christmas vacation, eight-year-old Kevin McCallister embarks on a hilarious, madcap mission to defend the family home when two bumbling burglars try to break in–and find themselves tangled in Kevin’s bewildering battery of booby traps! Director: Chris Columbus Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara, John Heard Rating (PG) Runtime: 102 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 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, Home Alone (1990): Iconic American Comedy

Festival | Harlem Bazaar


A monthly series in the heart of Uptown NYC. It brings artists, merchants, creators, inventors, designers, and visionaries together in one space where they can share the goodness with the thriving community and anyone from the greater New York area that wants to soak in the cool. Expect the most banging flavors, the hottest merchandise, incredibly crafted items, dope art, fresh designs, and much more. This largest arts and culture fair in uptown aims to give female, POC, LGBTQIA, and immigrant vendors an opportunity to showcase their chops.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, August 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, Harlem Bazaar

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 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, 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 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, Game Nights in the Park

Museums | Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary


Discover art that traverses Asia's diverse cultures, regions, and narratives. The Museum's special exhibitions celebrate art forms that range from ancient to contemporary, including photography and multimedia, while its permanent collection galleries are focused primarily on art from the Himalayan region.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, August 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary

Dance Lesson | Harlem Moves Dance


The world-renowned Limón Company dancers as they teach the energetic and ease-filled Limón Technique, accompanied by live music. No experience necessary; class is open to all levels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, August 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, Harlem Moves Dance

Dance Performance | World-Renowned Tap Dancer and Jazz Music


Omar Edwards is a celebrated tap dancer/musician has performed in over 20 countries and onto countless American stages including on Broadway in Bring in 'da Noise, Bringin in 'da Funk, the National Touring Company of Black and Blue, a seven year stint as the "Sandman", in NBC'S Showtime at the Apollo, LIve at the Hollywood Bowl with Alica Keys , a command performance at the White House with cousin Savion Glover.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, August 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, World-Renowned Tap Dancer and Jazz Music

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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Workshops, August 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, Meditation on the River

Concert | "one of the most intriguing figures in music today" and "one of the greatest drummers"


The New York Times proclaims "Rafiq Bhatia is writing his own musical language," heralding him as "one of the most intriguing figures in music today." A guitarist, composer, producer, and sound artist "who refuses to be pinned to one genre, culture or instrument," Bhatia "treats his guitar, synthesizers, drum machines and electronic effects as architectural elements." Bhatia has presented his music live in dozens of performances across three continents. He has been commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, Cincinnati Symphony, Walker Art Center, Liquid Music, Newfields, The Jazz Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art, and more. Deemed "one of music's greatest drummers" by NPR, Ian Chang brings electronic music to the physical realm, exploring the relationship between human and machine and exuding an intuitive physicality, while meshing off-kilter rhythmic ideas with hypnotic textures and exploring the edges of IDM, ambient, free jazz, and much more with futuristic creative abandon.. In nine concise, largely instrumental pop songs, Chang conjures a personal cosmos: the listener feels as if we might reach out and touch jagged and tender aural sculptures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, "one of the most intriguing figures in music today" and "one of the greatest drummers"

City Walk | Queer History Walk


A walking tour that explores the queer histories of the neighborhood surrounding the museum. This walk will bring visitors to select sites to reflect on the changing nature of queer community as it formed along the New York waterfront. Visit the former sites of bars, clubs, and public spaces and consider the intersection between artistic and sexual experimentation that occurred alongside the piers of the West Side. The walk will culminate with a look at Day's End (2021) by David Hammons, a new permanent public artwork that sketches the shape of the former Pier 52 building and references a work by the artist Gordon Matta-Clark from 1975. The layered history of Hammons's work serves as a model for how the queer history of the city remains a defining presence in the ever-changing landscape of the neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, August 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, Queer History Walk

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: Queer Urban Orchestra
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, Sunset Concert on the River

Dance Performance | The 41st Annual Battery Dance Festival


Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Face What's Facing You! Choreographed by company dancer Claude Alexander III, the piece is an honest, soul-stirring work addressing the facing of life's challenges. LaneCoArts, Swerve "Swerve" explores society's deviating, swerving away from the foundational principles of nature. Society in conflict is manifested first in social upheaval followed by environmental unraveling. 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. i KADA Contemporary Dance Company, Unfolding Choreographer Ae-Soon Kim's cultural roots and life journey on three continents weave together the people, places and things encountered to compose the soul. Battery Dance Company, Hoffman Dances "Hofmann Dances," is a trio of new dance works inspired by Hans Hofmann, one of the 20th century's most influential painters and teachers. Guest choreographers Saeed Hani, Tsai Hsi Hung, and Christopher "Unpezverde" Nunez explore Hofmann's poetic imagery, groundbreaking painting techniques and use of brilliant color. Together their three works embody Hofmann's legacy of imagination and abstract expression. Compagnie Virginie Brunelle, Les Corps Avales, Canada - U.S. Premiere Against a backdrop of resilience and hope, "Les Corps Avales" explores power relations, inequalities and social upheaval. Mastering the delicate balance between expressiveness and the vigorous physicality of her choreographic language, Brunelle directs seven dancers in a portrayal of a vulnerable humanity in search of gentleness and community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, August 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, The 41st Annual Battery Dance Festival

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 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, As You Like It: A Musical Production of Shakespeare's Comedy

Movie in a Park | Jane (2017): Scientist Goodall and Chimpanzees


The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees. Director: Brett Morgen 90 min. Movie starts at dusk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 19, 2022, 08/19/2022, Jane (2017): Scientist Goodall and Chimpanzees
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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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