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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 21, 2022?

17 free events take place on Sunday, August 21 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 21 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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17 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Sunday, August 21, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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Park Walk | Park Nature Walk


Learn about the park’s wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the esplanade. Be sure to bring your binoculars and have your camera ready.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Park Walks, August 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, Park Nature Walk

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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10:00 am
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Tours, August 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, 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 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, Street Fair

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 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, Street Fair

Park Walk | Brooklyn Waterfront Walk


Docents leads a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's's sustainable design, and how the park came to life. Wear comfortable shoes, as these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape! All tours meet at Pier 1 entrance and last about an hour. Sundays, May 29-October 30, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
Free
Park Walks, August 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, Brooklyn Waterfront Walk

Tour | Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour


Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Rain or shine. Every Sunday at 11 am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour

Workshop | Sunday Tai Chi


Richard Anton Diaz helps you learn and practice Tai Chi made easy, to follow slow-moving martial art movements with countless health benefits for all ages and fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Sundays, June to October 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, August 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, Sunday Tai Chi

Parade | India Day Parade


The world's largest India Day Parade! Performances, food, merchandise booths, give aways and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Parades, August 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, India Day Parade

Park Walk | Nature Walk


Enjoy the beautiful wooded setting of the trails through a guided meditative walk, while learning more about interesting facets of the park. Easy walking terrain. Sundays and Saturdays, July 16-Spetember 10, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Park Walks, August 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, Nature Walk

Jazz | Jazz in the Park


For three decades, Marjorie Eliot and Parlor Entertainment have honored the past and celebrated the present with this event, which has become a cherished local tradition. Enjoy two days of classic jazz at this outdoor event.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, Jazz in the Park

Concert | The Art of Steelpan Music


Despers USA Steel Orchestra was founded in 1976 by members of the world-renowned Desperadoes Steel Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago. The founders continue to cultivate and share the art of steelpan music, and the acronym “Deeply Emotional Spirited Players Executing Rhythmical Sounds” ensures their commitment to excellence. Despers players range in age from seven to seventy, and the band has performed across the world, alongside acts like The Rolling Stones and Jimmy Buffet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, August 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, The Art of Steelpan Music

Talk | Virtual Astronomy Live: Deep Space Images from the James Webb Telescope (online)


NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a partnership with European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, released its first full-color images and spectroscopic data on July 12, 2022. As the largest and most complex observatory ever launched into space, Webb went through a six-month period of preparation before it began science work, calibrating its instruments to its space environment and aligning its mirrors. This talk will explain Webb engineering, first science images, and future science goals. The event is hosted and co-produced by John “Das” Galloway, founder of the Kerbal Space Academy.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Talks, August 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, Virtual Astronomy Live: Deep Space Images from the James Webb Telescope (online)

Concert | Seminal New York Hip-Hop DJ and 90s Club Stars


Kool DJ Red Alert is a cornerstone of early hip-hop and NYC radio mainstay who performed with Afrika Bambataa's Universal Zulu Nation, helped popularize the "mixtape" format, and helped break Boogie Down Productions' seminal single "South Bronx." He brings his friends, including the platinum-certified 90s R&B powerhouse Case, whose hits "Touch Me, Tease Me" and "Missing You" dominated the charts and featured prominently in Eddie Murphy's The Nutty Professor and its sequel; and uptown party rocker Will Traxx, who cemented himself with club anthem, "Let Me See Some Footwork."
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, Seminal New York Hip-Hop DJ and 90s Club Stars

Opera | OperaCades


Opera on Tap brings a family-friendly, immersive opera experience with performances, games, and other Coney Island-inspired amusements.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, OperaCades

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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8:00 pm
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Plays, August 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, As You Like It: A Musical Production of Shakespeare's Comedy

Movie in a Park | Zootopia (2016): Animated Animal Adventure


In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba 108 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 21, 2022, 08/21/2022, Zootopia (2016): Animated Animal Adventure
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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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