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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 8, 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! 32 free events take place on July 8 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 8 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!

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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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32 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on July 8, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour
free events nyc Psychic Sundays
free events nyc Tango in the Park
free events nyc Vibrantly Danceable Live Music Accompanied by a Spectacular Sunset
free events nyc User Manual for the Mind According to Tibetan Buddhism
free events nyc Sophocles's Antigone: Modern Re-Imagining of the Classic Greek Drama
free events nyc Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) with Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), Jack Black, Kevin Hart (outdoors)
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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. Every Sunday from June 3-August 12, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Workshops, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, 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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9:00 am
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Tours, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, 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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9:00 am
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Workshops, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Deep Yoga and Journaling

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The NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam is a spectator-judged vintage Volkswagen car show and picnic in New York City. With views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty behind a vibrant line-up of nearly 100 Beetles, buses, dune buggies, Things, and other original VW's circa 1950's - 1970's, this car show is a one-of-a-kind event for both the casual spectator and classic VW enthusiast.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Festivals, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam

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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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10:00 am
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Fairs, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, 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 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, 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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11:00 am
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Tours, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Flatiron District Walking 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
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Tours, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, take your pick!

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The Lower East Side was once the most densely populated neighborhood on the planet. This 10 stop walking tour, will visit some major historical sites of the Jewish Lower East Side, from the late 1800's all the way up until present day. Weaving stories of triumph, heartbreak, and humor together, this tour is at once informative, entertaining, and may put you in the mood for a knish or four.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
City Walks, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour

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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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11:00 am
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Workshops, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, 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 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, 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 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Yoga Downtown

Festival |


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 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, The Hot Dog Bus hands out free hot dogs

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Duration: 1.5 hours. Distance: 1 mile. Gowanus is an intensely contaminated community that is simultaneously undergoing multiple processes of environmental remediation and gentrification. The tour will explore these dynamics and the challenges and opportunities posed by the Gowanus Canal Superfund Clean Up, the rapid disappearance of commercial establishments and services that are affordable to low and moderate-income households and the recently announced housing authority plan to build market-rate apartments at Wyckoff Gardens. You will also learn about the Turning the Tide initiative, a multi-neighborhood effort that focuses on building social and environmental resiliency in five Brooklyn public housing developments in the face of climate change. Sites Covered: Union Street Bridge Thomas Greene Park Gowanus Houses Community Center Wyckoff Gardens Infill Site 150 4th Avenue Rent Stabilized Demolition Site Whole Foods Market Waterfront
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Tours, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Environmental Justice in Gowanus Tour

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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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12:00 pm
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Tours, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, 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
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Workshops, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Community Rowing

Dance Lesson |


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 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, West African Dance Class

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Meditation is the way to understand the workings of the mind and its nature in order to find genuine well-being and freedom. The methods that will be taught stem from the contemplative Tibetan tradition of Mahamudra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Workshops, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, User Manual for the Mind According to Tibetan Buddhism

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Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer. Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Stroll to Strawberry Fields

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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 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour

Jazz |


The Queen’s Cartoonists play music from cartoons! Their concerts appeal to all ages, and include virtuosic performances, projections of cartoons with note-for-note live score recreation, multi-instrumental mayhem, singing, and comedy. TQC’s concert repertoire features music from the Golden Age of animation, cult cartoon classics, modern animation, and other unusual sources that will leave audiences surprised! Featured composers include Raymond Scott, Carl Stalling, Danny Elfman, Alf Clausen, John Williams, and adaptations from the classical repertoire.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Cartoon-Inspired Jazz

Comedy Club |


Make laughs, not walls, at New York's only free, outdoor summer comedy show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Laughter in the Park

Classical Music |


Organist Thomas Dahl studied church music, composition, music pedagogy, musicology and organ performance in Hamburg, Stuttgart and Paris. He has given recitals, lectures and masterclasses in Europe, the United States and Japan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:15 pm
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Concerts, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Organ Recital

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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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4:00 pm
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Tours, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, People's History of Lower Manhattan Tour

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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
Free
Partys, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Psychic Sundays

Dance Lesson |


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
6:00 pm
Free
Dance Lessons, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Tango in the Park

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Susane Lee has adapted this play from the classic works of Alexandre Dumas. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith Thursdays-Sundays; July 5- 29, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Plays, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, The Three Musketeers: Twenty Years Later: Alexandre Dumas's Classic Updated

Concert |


Tonight: Kaleta & Super Yamba Band - vintage, psychedelic sounds of 70s & 80s Afrobeat. Sundays, July 1-29, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Vibrantly Danceable Live Music Accompanied by a Spectacular Sunset

Film |


A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian. Director: Jamie Babbit 85 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, But I'm a Cheerleader (1999): Comedy with Natasha Lyonne, Michelle Williams, RuPaul

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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. This summer will bring to life one of Shakespeare's most well known tragedies in a dynamic adaptationt. They will transform the park into Verona, with six actors playing all the roles in this fast-paced tour de force production. July 2-15, excluding Thursdays
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Romeo & Juliet: Shakespeare's Classic Tale of Two 'Star-Cross'd Lovers'

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Set in the city of Thebes in a dystopian future, the struggle for power, glory and the claim to the city shatters the bonds of brotherhood, leaving two men lifeless. The new king proclaims one brother a hero and the other a usurper, leaving his limp body lying in the street as an example to those who dare act against the state. The citizens of the city avert their eyes due to fear, turning instead to their new leader who vows to restore order to the war torn city. But when the sister of the slain young brothers protests the edict, she breaks faith with everything she has ever known in order to set things right at any cost. Calling on the cultural landscape of African-American traditions, while adhering to the Greek tragic form; this fresh reimagining of the classic story will captivate, stun and inspire audiences from all backgrounds. The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production is inspired by the Paul Roche adaptation which accomplishes a fidelity to the original while giving CTH the flexibility to showcase ancient ideas that have taken center stage in the current climate: order, law, justice and marginalized voices confronting power and patriarchy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Plays, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Sophocles's Antigone: Modern Re-Imagining of the Classic Greek Drama

Movie in a Park |


A sequel to the 90s favorite Jumanji, this film is set 20 years after we first heard of the interactive and mysterious Jumanji game. Four teenagers stuck in detention discover and get sucked into the action-adventure video game and must travel through the jungle and overcome many obstacles to play the game to the end in order to escape. Come along for the ride… if you dare. Directed by Jake Kasdan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, July 08, 2018, 07/08/2018, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) with Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), Jack Black, Kevin Hart (outdoors)
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