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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 1, 2018?

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 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! 31 free events take place on July 1 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out July 1 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 July . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

If you find the number of events listed here to be somewhat owherwelming, please use our Advanced Search feature wich allows you to create a list of only those type of events that are of interest to you at this very point. Interests differ, of course, and our site does it into account and allows easy navigation.

Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

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 one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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Sun, July 1, 2018
31 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on July 1, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, take your pick!
free events nyc Bluegrass, Country and Soul
free events nyc Laughter in the Park
free events nyc Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn and more
free events nyc Psychic Sundays
free events nyc Community Rowing
free events nyc Works by J.S. Bach and others at a major NYC Cathedral
free events nyc Vibrantly Danceable Live Music Accompanied by a Spectacular Sunset
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Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow-moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Tai Chi Workshop

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Learn about the park’s wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the Park’s esplanade. Don’t forget to take photos! Sundays, June 3-September 30, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, River Nature Walk

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Sharyn Hahn lead you through some warm-up poses and a vinyasa flow as well as several short meditations, creative visualization, and intention-setting writing or sketching activities. You will leave feeling more flexible, relaxed, energized, with a mantra that you can carry with you throughout the week. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and they do have some if you need to borrow one for the class. Also bring a journal and something to write with. You will be writing a few times during the class, and if you prefer to sketch or want to do both, that is fine. Wear comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a warm or cool drink to keep you hydrated (with a secure lid). All levels are welcome. If you have never done yoga you will be able to participate as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Deep Yoga and Journaling

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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, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Street Fair

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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, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Street Fair

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A journey through the 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. Tour guides:  Miriam Berman, historian and the author of Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks and New York in Words and Images, a book of New York postcards. Fred Cookinham, historian, author of The Age of Rand: Imagining an Objectivist Future World. Mike Kaback, a native New Yorker, has an unquenchable enthusiasm for everything about this city. No advance registration is required. This tour repeats every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Flatiron District Walking Tour

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An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour

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Tours take place at various times during the day, all day long: 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
11:00 am
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Tours, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, take your pick!

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Adults and kids ages 5 and up learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. Sundays, July 1-August 26, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Big City Fishing

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Adults and kids ages 5 and up learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. Sundays, July 1-September 30, 2018 (excluding Sep. 23).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Big City Fishing

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Yoga is back as a summer offering twice a week. Open for all ages. Bring your own mat or borrow one while supplies last, first come first served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Workshops, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Yoga Downtown

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Artist Erwin Wurm has transformed a vintage Volkswagen Microbus into an overstuffed food truck serving free dogs! It's an absurd, yet approachable art experience that will encourage visitors to rethink the fundamental definitions of sculpture. Wurm's choice of the hot dog hints at the gastronomic connections between the City’s most iconic street food and his Austrian homeland, while he considers the act of eating to be an additive sculptural process in its own right.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, The Hot Dog Bus hands out free hot dogs

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This two-hour tour of Williamsburg highlights two main themes: Gentrification and Environmental Justice. Williamsburg offers an extreme example of both of these broader themes, and thus makes a very interesting case-study neighborhood in which to delve into these issues. The roots of gentrification and the detailed history of the cause of such rapid change will be covered in depth. This tour gives participants detailed information that will enable them to understand the topic of gentrification, why it is happening, its history, who benefits, and what is driving it. The same is true of the backstory of the environmental justice movement in the area. Sites Covered: Roebling Oil Field Bedford Avenue McCarren Park & Pool Bushwick Inlet Park Radiac Corp. The Edge Development Domino Sugar Factory
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Gentrification in Williamsburg Tour

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No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Community Rowing events are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats built on site. The rows last, depending on river conditions and crew experience, between one and three hours. Please arrive on-time as the crews will be assigned before 1PM. Bring extra water, a hat, and sunscreen as you will be rowing outdoors in the hot sun. Rowing is weather dependent and will be canceled for high winds, rain, or thunderstorms. All participants must sign a waiver and be able to climb a ladder. Every Sunday from June 10-October 21, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Workshops, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Community Rowing

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Come alone, with a friend, or with the whole family and take a West African Dance Class led by world-renowned master drummer Yahyah Kamate. Yahyah began his training in his native Cote D'Ivoire and has choreographed and danced for such renowned companies as Fotemoban Dance Company, Djensia Group, Camodgen of N’guatta Dolikro Dance Company of Cote d’Ivoire, and Affoubenou Sakassou Dance Company of Senegal. For the past 15 years, he has worked as lead dancer and choreographer for several companies in the United States, including Kulu Mele Dance Company and The Seventh Principle. Sundays, June 24-October 14, 2018.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, West African Dance Class

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Author and NYC naturalist Leslie Day leads a pollinator walk in the garden. Watch and learn about the honey bees and our native butterflies, moths, bees, and maybe a hummingbird or two as they gather nectar from flower to flower and help pollinate the plants.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Garden Pollinators Tour

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Are you ready to two-step with one of the last black string bands in the U.S.? Currently based in the concrete hills of New York City, The Ebony Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with down-home roots and a homegrown style. It’s a key element in the genesis of all the music cherished as uniquely American: jazz, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, rock and roll and country.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Concerts, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Bluegrass, Country and Soul

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Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden. An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop. 95 min. Rating: PG First come, first served
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964): Scathing Black Comed

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Make laughs, not walls, at New York's only free, outdoor summer comedy show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Comedy Clubs, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Laughter in the Park

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The Feminist Book Club reads and discusses feminism. We make no claims to any particular feminist platform. We read theoretical texts, literature and primary works. All are welcome inclusive of gender, political persuasion, and familiarity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Book Clubs, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

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Every movement has a touchstone sound or work. At the center of the indie rock Torontopia movement that shook the world was Broken Social Scene, an amorphous collective that melds baroque pop with experimental elements, and their 2002 album You Forgot It in People. The band is ever-changing but still around and kicking. They’ll be celebrating Canada Day with Mélissa Laveaux, a force of nature who intersperses finger-picked roots and folk guitar with spellbinding vocals and folk group, The East Pointers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Indie Rock  and Folk Music from Canada

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Marie Incontrera is an avant-garde musician whose multi-genre work spans opera, big band, heavy metal, post-modern orchestra, and chamber music; a social media, publicity, and speaker consultant; best-selling author and fitness enthusiast. "I have had the unique opportunity to work with today's leading thought leaders, business authors, and coaches; and some of the leading performers in jazz. I have been able to bring my understanding of business to the art world, but I've also found that there are great lessons that jazz musicians can teach entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies alike. In a climate where arts funding is difficult to come by, many artists that succeed are those that learn and develop business skills." - Marie Incontrera  Please note a purchase of two beverages minimum per person required.
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Workshops, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, How to bring business to the world of music: with a composer, conductor, and bandleader

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Organist Brian Gurley performs pieces by J.S. Bach and more. Program Théodore Salomé (1834-1896) Grand Chœur Dan Locklair (b. 1949) The peace may be exchanged Aaron Copland (1900-1990) Fanfare for the Common Man J.S  Bach (1685-1750) Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele”, BWV 654 J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Fuga à 5 pro organo pleno (“St. Anne”), BWV 552/ii
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:15 pm
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Concerts, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Works by J.S. Bach and others at a major NYC Cathedral

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Lower Manhattan is the foundation of western society in New York. Yet, the vast majority of New York history is non-western. Start the tour with an overview of Indigenous history in NYC. Then move on to walk through slave history of New York, checking out a former slave market, the burial ground, and a stop on the underground railroad. Then move on to discuss Wall Street corruption, with a particular emphasis on what happened in the 2008 financial crisis. Sites Covered: Bowling Green Fearless Girl Former Slave Market Wall Steet 70 Pine Street Zuccotti Park World Trade Center Former Site of the Cordoba House Brooklyn Bridge Municipal Building African Burial Ground
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Tours, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, People's History of Lower Manhattan Tour

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Pianist Alexandra Beliakovich performs works by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Erik Satie (1866-1925), Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849), and Geoffrey Burleson.  Alexandra Beliakovich appeared with the Belarusian Symphony, Belarusian Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati and Manhattan School of Music Philharmonic Orchestras, Havana Symphony Orchestra and as recitalist in Belarus, China, Cuba, Japan, Poland, Spain and the USA. Reception follows.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Concerts, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn and more

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Come enjoy a late afternoon of live acoustic music presented on the front porch of the mansion. Artist: Cocomama All Female Merengue Band. Presented in partnership with New York Restoration Project. Location                             Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park  65 Jumel Terrace Manhattan Directions to this location   Cost Free   Event Organizer Morris-Jumel Mansion Contact Number (212) 923-8008
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Acoustic Music on the Front Porch

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Psychic Sundays are inclusive, relaxed afternoons of interdisciplinary readings and cosmic insights by mediums, readers and psychics from NYC’s new generation of personal guides. The future is out there. Peel the orange and see what’s inside. Each Sunday, guests are welcome to meet guest readers on a first come, first serve basis.  If mediums are all with guests, you'll be able to add your name to a waiting list and, they predict they'll be with you shortly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Partys, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Psychic Sundays

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Enjoy a wonderful evening of music, dance, and song in the beautiful historic square. Professional tango instruction will be provided. This event is perfect for families and perfect for date night. Come with your children and dogs, and dance around the fountain flower bed into the sunset. This event will take place in six sessions on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. The dates are: June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. When selecting tickets, please choose your desired date. Sundays, June 24-July 29, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Tango in the Park

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In fair Verona, the long-standing feud between families Montague and Capulet cause tragic results for their respective children, Romeo and Juliet. After meeting at a masked ball, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, only to discover the surname of their beloved. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the lovers to take drastic measures. In the end, both families learn the perils of needless violence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Romeo & Juliet: Shakespeare Outdoors

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Tonight: The Brothers Footman  - combining soul, hip-hop, r&b, rock, and country. Sundays, July 1-29, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Vibrantly Danceable Live Music Accompanied by a Spectacular Sunset

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A young writer and the love of his life argue and split up in the unfamiliar country of Thailand. Director: Bank Tangjaitrong 105 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 01, 2018, 07/01/2018, Till We Meet Again (2016): Drama from Thailand
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