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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on August 26, 2022?

19 free events take place on Friday, August 26 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 26 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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19 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, August 26, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc The Angry Birds Movie (2016): Animated Comedy
free events nyc Pop, Jazz, Country, and More in an Outdoor Concert
free events nyc Sunset Concert on the River
free events nyc Sounds of the Middle East-North Africa Region
free events nyc The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
free events nyc West Side Story (2021): American Musical Classic, 7 Oscar Nominations
        

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 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, 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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Fairs, August 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, Street Fair

Jazz | DJ Plays Jazz: Listening Session Outdoors


From 1947 to 1968, free public listening events in Bryant Park offered access to the growing record library of discs donated by record labels like Columbia and Decca. It was among the first listening events of its kind - drawing an average of 2,000 visitors to the park on weekdays. Today the "record library" contains over 700,000 recordings. In the spirit of those listening sessions, enjoy Sound Bites, a series of outdoor djed events on select Fridays throughout the summer. The series will feature DJs who will spin from the record library's vast collection and talk about their digging process. August 12, 26, Sep 16, noon - 2 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, DJ Plays Jazz: Listening Session Outdoors

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 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, Juggling in the Park

Film | The Angry Birds Movie (2016): Animated Comedy


In this hilarious animated adventure comedy, you'll finally find out why the birds are so angry. In an island paradise populated entirely by happy, flightless birds - or almost entirely, Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to these unlikely out casts to figure out what the pigs are up to. Director: Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly Starring: Danny McBride, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Matthew J. McCarthy, Maddie Taylor Rating (PG) Runtime: 97 minutes. Wireless listening device are needed to hear the film (bring your own headphones).
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, August 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, The Angry Birds Movie (2016): Animated Comedy

Master Class | Jazz Bass Master Class


A master class with bassist and living music legend, Buster Williams. One of jazz's most valuable and enduring sidemen, bassist and composer Buster Williams has flourished through many periods of changing fashions in jazz due to his fat, authoritative, dark tone and highly refined technique on the acoustic bass. Though he began his recording career in the early 1960s with Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, Sarah Vaughan, Jack Wilson, and the Jazz Crusaders, his earliest celebrity was as a member of Herbie Hancock's exploratory Mwandishi Sextet from 1969 to 1973, doubling on acoustic and electric basses -- sometimes attached to electronic effects devices.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, Jazz Bass Master Class

Workshop | Juggling in the City


Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in Midtown Manhattan. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, Juggling in the City

Concert | Pop, Jazz, Country, and More in an Outdoor Concert


Gramercy Street Band showcases a variety of well-known pop, folk, jazz, Motown, country, soft rock, and R&B music. The band is a New York City group of friends and music lovers who are inspired to bring entertainment and joy to communities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, Pop, Jazz, Country, and More in an Outdoor Concert

Dance Performance | Various Vignettes: Live and Digital Performances


Variety Pack Collective make their New York City debut, presenting both digital and live performances. VPC’s performance is a reflection of raw collaboration and artistic diversity blended together. Various Vignettes showcases daily routines of being both an artist and individual, and events that occur when these intertwine. Variety Pack Collective was founded in 2019 by a group of dancers in Brooklyn, NY who yearned to continue pursuing their passion for dance. VPC has since created contemporary and jazz works for both live and digital performances. VPC has collaborated with artists Mitch Blummer, Anna The Win, APDANCE, as well as worked with Harkness Dance Center, Movement Research Center, Green Space Entropy, Alpha Omega, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Artist After Hours. This emerging collective is more than just dancers, they are undertaking the industry by providing work for artists in all disciplines including, but not limited to – digital and visual artists, music artists, theatre artists, dance and movement artists and more. They believe that dance and all arts should be accessible to those who want to train and move with others, therefore dismantling artistic political agendas by creating a safe and all-inclusive atmosphere for all creatives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, August 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, Various Vignettes: Live and Digital Performances

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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Workshops, August 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, Meditation on the River

Play | Galatea: A Trans Love Story Set Against the Climate Crisis


Loosely based on John Lyly’s 1585 play, MJ Kaufman's adaptation tells the story of two young women from a village threatened with flooding who escape to the nearby woods disguised as boys and fall in love. Aug. 25-28, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, August 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, Galatea: A Trans Love Story Set Against the Climate Crisis

Concert | Sounds of the Middle East-North Africa Region


This event features contemporary and traditional musics of the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region AJOYO is the vision of multi-reed player Yacine Boulares, a mystic brew blending African tradition, jazz and soul. AJOYO chants in the name of Tony Allen, Oum Khalsoum, Charlie Parker and Donnie Hathaway. Originally from Tunisia, Yacine Boulares has played sax, composed and arranged music for Cameroonian musicians such as former Fela Kuti drummer Jojo Kuo, the late Martino Atangana, the Haitian Kompa legends Tabou Combo, and for Placido Domingo's Encanto Del Mar. The project originated in these encounters and influences, as Boulares assembled a band that reconciles his North African and Western heritages. AJOYO celebrates life, love and justice through music: music for the heart, the mind and the body, the kind that is soulful, sophisticated and that makes people want to dance. Esraa Warda is New York's emerging dance artist and educator specializing in Algerian and Moroccan traditional dance forms. A child of the Algerian diaspora, Warda is a cultural warrior advocating for the representation and preservation of North African, women-led dance traditions and the decolonization of euro-centricity, orientalism, and patriarchy in dance. Firas Zreik is a Palestinian Kanun player, composer, arranger snd educator based in New York City. He has worked, recorded and performed with international artists from the highest caliber, such as Roger Waters, Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal, Simon Shaheen, Bassam Saba, Amal Murkus, Fabrizio Cassol, Amir Al-Saffar, Aynur Dogan, Raghu Dixit, Marwan Khoury, Elias Karam, Abeer Nehme and many more. Hailed by Radio France Internationale as "a Tunisian man in NY, one of the most talented jazzmen of his generation," Yacine Boulares is French-Tunisian saxophonist, composer and curator. After graduating from the Paris National Conservatory, Boulares moves to New York on a Fulbright scholarship in 2009 to attend the New School for Jazz. New York City exposed him to a myriad of different music. Soon he started touring with Fela Kuti's ex-drummer Jojo Kuo and Haitian Kompa legends Tabou Combo. In their music, he found a deep echo to his Tunisian roots.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, Sounds of the Middle East-North Africa Region

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: The Big Takeover
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, Sunset Concert on the River

Jazz | The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival


A Grammy-nominated American jazz singer in the vein of Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, Jazzmeia Horn is one of the boldest voices in modern jazz. Her new album Dear Love is her third, but her first with Her Noble Force, a 15-piece ensemble that expands her sound and offers new challenges for her daring arrangements. She's joined by Calvin Booker, a multi-disciplinary dancer and DJ born and raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn. An original member of the Broadway production of FELA!.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, The Charlie Parker Jazz 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 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, As You Like It: A Musical Production of Shakespeare's Comedy

Film | Blade Runner (1982): Sci-Fi Classic with Harrison Ford


A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young 117 min. Film begins at sunset. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets to view the films outdoors..
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, Blade Runner (1982): Sci-Fi Classic with Harrison Ford

Movie in a Park | Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021): Animated Adventure with LeBron James


A rogue artificial intelligence kidnaps the son of famed basketball player LeBron James, who then has to work with Bugs Bunny to win a basketball game. Director: Malcolm D. Lee Stars: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe 115 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021): Animated Adventure with LeBron James

Film | West Side Story (2021): American Musical Classic, 7 Oscar Nominations


West Side Story (2021) is directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Tony Kushner. It is the second feature-length adaptation of the 1957 stage musical of the same name. It stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler in her film debut with Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, and Rita Moreno in supporting roles. Moreno, who starred in the 1961 film adaptation, also served as an executive producer alongside Tony Kushner. The film features music composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Films, August 26, 2022, 08/26/2022, West Side Story (2021): American Musical Classic, 7 Oscar Nominations
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