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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 20, 2019?

31 free events take place on Saturday, July 20 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 July 20 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!

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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Sat, July 20, 2019
31 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Saturday, July 20, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Kayaking Workshop


Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Saturdays and Sundays through August 31, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Kayaking Workshop

Dance Lesson | Moves with Limón Dance


Experience the joy of movement and dance. Led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company, this modern dance class is now in its seventh year. Open to all levels and ages. Saturdays, June 1 – September 28, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Moves with Lim&oacute;n Dance

Tour | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Workshop | Yoga Flow with Malorie


Come flow through a chaturanga with views of NYC's newest park and neighborhood. Mats and blocks provided for the first 25 participants. Be sure to bring some water! Towels - optional. Saturdays, June 1-September 28, 2019
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Workshops, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Yoga Flow with Malorie

Workshop | Tai Chi to the People


A walk-in tai chi class with a curriculum tested at the Tai Chi World Cup. Breathwork, visualization, and body-mechanics unite in this unique evolution of the tai chi system that gives practitioners something tangible to take with them in every class. Taught by former US Tai Chi Push Hands Team captain and World Cup silver medalist Jan Lucanus. Every Saturday through August 31, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Tai Chi to the People

Workshop | Chess Lecture and Simul


Learn techniques from world-renowned chess experts. Then put your new skills to the test against a grandmaster while they challenge 30 participants – simultaneously. Ages 6+, prior experience required. Event begins at 11:00 am sharp. Must be present the entire program to play in simul. In-person registraion starts at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Chess Lecture and Simul

Workshop | Fishing Clinic


Brand new this year! Take part in an incredible opportunity to learn line fishing without leaving the City. Learn how to tie fishing knots, bait a hook, cast a fishing rod, and maybe even reel up a fish! Guided by a marine biologist and expert anglers, you’ll learn the basics of line fishing, while catch-and-releasing some of the park’s aquatic organisms. Equipment provided on-site. All ages are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Fishing Clinic

Workshop | Kayaking Class


Learn to kayak on Governors Island! Use free sit-on-top kayaks for public use at Pier 101. Staff gives free instruction and provides all necessary safety equipment. Kayaking on Governors Island provides an opportunity to create a personal connection with our waterfront, regardless of age, income or location, and it also serves to educate the public on how far we’ve come in cleaning up the Harbor. Saturdays, June 15-September 14, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Kayaking Class

Workshop | Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness


Shape Up NYC‘s dance fitness classes are fun! Colorful outfits are encouraged! Every Saturday through September 28, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness

Concert | Spanish Guitar


You can enjoy some tunes played on a Spanish guitar by a trained musician.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Spanish Guitar

Workshop | New York Outrigger Sessions


Hit the water and the turf this summer at our outdoor fitness series, with new workouts added at more locations along the park’s four-mile footprint. Get on the water in HRPK at select outrigger paddle sessions!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:15 am
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Workshops, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, New York Outrigger Sessions

Tour | Governors Island Official Walking Tour


Look into the past of Governors Island and talk about its exciting transformation and future! In this one-hour walking tour, they will examine how historic preservation, innovative design and environmental stewardship make the Island what it is today - one of the most unique public spaces in New York City. Walking tours begin at the Governors Island Welcome Center at Soissons Landing and are hosted by the Friends of Governors Island. All tours are weather permitting. Tour times: 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

Festival | Summer Saturday 2019


Celebrate everything folk at the museum’s Summer Saturday—an all-day event of live music, artist demos, guided tours, and family fun. Bring the kids for art-making, face painting, and music with Elena Moon Park, Brendan O'Shea, and Queen Esther. Gallery guides will lead tours of the museum’s current exhibition between sets. Artisans will demonstrate their skills, and their work will be for sale.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Summer Saturday 2019

Gallery Talk | Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art: Exhibition Tour


Folk art has flourished in the heart of New York City since the eighteenth century, contrary to popular belief that it was a rural genre that reflected local tastes, traditions, and needs. Around 100 works of art by self-taught artists tell the story about New York City as the center of America’s financial and commercial world from two perspectives simultaneously: “The Art of Business” portrays the people and places that were part of the city’s thrumming commercial life, and “The Business of Art” highlights the diverse mediums and formats used by the artists, artisans, and manufacturers. This tour of the exhibition is conducted by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art: Exhibition Tour

Film | Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018): Oscar Nominated Animation


Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. 112 min. Directors: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore. Starring John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot. Ralph Breaks the Internet was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018): Oscar Nominated Animation

Film | Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (2015): Oscar Winning Mystery Drama With Samuel L. Jackson And Kurt Russell


In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. 168 min. Director: Quentin Tarantino. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh.  The Hateful Eight won the Golden Globe and his first Academy Award for Best Original Score. The film also earned Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Cinematography.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Quentin Tarantino's&nbsp;The Hateful Eight (2015): Oscar Winning Mystery Drama With&nbsp;Samuel L. Jackson And Kurt Russell

Staged Reading | Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream


The Actors Shakespeare Company will perform Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta (the former queen of the Amazons). These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Workshop | Warm from Within Deep Breathing Workshop


Come to enjoy deep breathing with Wim Hof/Tsa Lung- inspired techniques! This program is easy to join as the breathing is (as always) a continuous flow. -- Learn how to warm from within -- Experience the "energy body" within minutes with e.g tingling sensations -- Improve health, avoid sickness -- Gain mood boosts -- Learn about the science on breath, the latest studies on improving immune system, from depression/anxiety to happier states Every Saturday through August 31, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Warm from Within Deep Breathing Workshop

Opera | Handel's Rinaldo


The New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of the opera Rinaldo by George Frederick Händel. Rinaldo is an opera by George Frideric Handel, composed in 1711, and was the first Italian language opera written specifically for the London stage. The story of love, war and redemption, set at the time of the First Crusade, is loosely based on Torquato Tasso's epic poem Gerusalemme liberata ("Jerusalem Delivered"), and its staging involved many original and vivid effects. It was a great success with the public, despite negative reactions from literary critics hostile to the contemporary trend towards Italian entertainment in English theatres.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Handel's Rinaldo

Tour | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
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Tours, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Heart of the Park Tour

Author Reading | Robert Murray: Sculpture


The first-ever monograph of renowned abstract sculptor Robert Murray is a fascinating retrospective of the artist’s career. Spanning six decades, Robert Murray: Sculpture includes photographs of nearly two hundred works, seen in galleries, museums, and private collections, at public outdoor exhibitions, in his studios, and in the workshops of his fabricators. Author Jonathan D. Lippincott will give a presentation discussing Murray’s process of working with fabricators and foundries, issues of public art and the siting of sculpture, Murray’s early years, his close friendship with Barnett Newman and relationships with other artists, his lifelong interest in flying, and more, insightfully illuminating both the work and the life of his remarkable sculptor. Jonathan D. Lippincott is the author of Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s. Associate director of the non-profit publisher Library of American Landscape History, he also works independently as art director and designer on illustrated books about architecture, landscape, and fine art. He has written about art for The Paris Review Daily, On-Verge, and Tether: A Journal of Art, Literature, and Culture, and curated shows including the eightieth-anniversary exhibition for American Abstract Artists.
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Author Readings, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Robert Murray: Sculpture

Play | So Sad, So Sexy: The Fetishization of Mentally Ill Women


A play centered on Western culture’s depiction of mentally ill women, focusing on the fetishization of beautiful, unstable women throughout the ages. Through the interlocking tales of three characters--Lucy, a Victorian mental patient; Madeline, a film noir starlet, and Izzy, a modern-day “internet sad girl”--the piece explores each era’s approach to mental health, as well as the larger themes of objectification, female oppression, and the power of telling one’s story. Developed as part of Rising Sun Performance Company's Laboratorium Residency
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, So Sad, So Sexy: The Fetishization of Mentally Ill Women

Workshop | Shakespeare Workout


This robust Actors’ Workout is led by Resident Artists from Hudson Warehouse in the disciplines of Acting, Voice Production and Stage Combat. Open to ages 13 and up. All experience levels welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Shakespeare Workout

Book Club | Red Light Reader: A Book Club on Sex Work, Gender, Labor, and Technology


Red Light Reader is a book club that seeks to create a safe space for sex workers and allies. They seek to facilitate dialogue about sex worker rights, and its intersections with technology, race, migration, labor, LGBTQ+ and women’s rights. July’s Book: Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights by Molly Smith and Juno Mac
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Book Clubs, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Red Light Reader: A Book Club on Sex Work, Gender, Labor, and Technology

Play | The Man in the Iron Mask: Musketeers in the Park


Hudson Warehouse is thrilled to present the production of The Man in the Iron Mask adapted by Susane Lee. Adapted from the classic by Alexandre Dumas and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith, The Man in the Iron Mask is the final installment of Dumas's 'The D'Artagnan Romances' trilogy, which Hudson Warehouse began in 2017. Join Athos, Aramis, Porthos and D'Artagnan as they 'right' the greatest 'wrong' in rescuing the Man in the Iron Mask in an attempt to bring peace to a Europe on the brink of war. Thursdays through Sundays, July 4-28, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, The Man in the Iron Mask: Musketeers in the Park

Play | Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot


This popular New York summer institution is now in its 25th year. Its concept--presenting Shakespeare plays with a "poor theater" aesthetic in a working parking lot--is now widely imitated around the US and around the world, with productions as far away as New Zealand. The Drilling Company, led by Artistic Director Hamilton Clancy, has produced the attraction since 2005. The play exquisitely demonstrates the futility of partisanship, pleading for similar people to stop killing each other for reasons they no longer remember. Director Lukas Raphael will set the play in New York in the early 1990's, with the Montagues and Capulets imagined as families of a Lower East Side neighborhood. In this concept, the Capulets (Juliet's people) are long standing stewards of the neighborhood. Romeo's Montagues, on the other hand, are upwardly mobile, eager to rise above it. Thursdays through Saturdays, July 11-27, 2019
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Plays, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

Dance Performance | Eyesow: 3 Women Yearning for Connection


The Gibney Dance Company and Micaela Taylor’s Eyesow inhabits three women who are yearning for connection. Connection to one another, a deeper revelation of identity, and purpose. Through effort, rigor, and discontentment, they are on an ongoing search to find what is right in front of them. Nonetheless, they come to realize whatever they reap, they sow. Bring a blanket and a friend and join us for this free performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Eyesow: 3 Women Yearning for Connection

Dance Performance | Sunset Dance Performances


Gibney brings their lower Manhattan performing arts center to the park. Join them for sunset performances set against the Manhattan skyline. Gibney’s dance-mobile is an annual series of free outdoor performances in parks throughout the city. By ‘making space for dance’ in outdoor public spaces, Gibney Dance Company hopes to make the power of movement accessible to all. Tonight: GIbney Dance Company “EYESOW” Choreography: Micaela Taylor Performers: Zui Gomez, Amy Miller, and Leal Zieliński
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Dance Performances, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Sunset Dance Performances

Play | Coriolanus: Shakespeare's Blistering Drama


The Bard’s blistering drama about a general voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and the unraveling that follows. Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Shakespeare In The Park’s Troilus and Cressida) directs a modern-day version of this riveting epic of democracy and demagoguery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Coriolanus: Shakespeare's Blistering Drama

Play | The Bacchae: The Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Euripides’ Classic Tragedy


Set in the modern era, Dionysus (God of wine and ecstasy) returns to his hometown in order to clear his mother’s name and punish the insolent city for not allowing its citizens to worship him. The clash between Dionysus, played as a modern-day rock star and his cousin Pentheus, the uncompromising and moralistic king of the city, examines the consequences of a general public that blindly follows two vastly different leaders. Dionysus represents unbridled freedom and excess while on the other end of the spectrum, Pentheus epitomizes excessive law, order and rigidity. As society slides into fear and tribalism, its citizen’s rationale becomes clouded as they blindly take orders and pick sides rather than seek moderation and rationality. CTH’s interpretation is a lush and modern version of the classic Greek tragedy that tackles the ills of a culture obsessed with celebrity worship, social media and fear of the other, causing people to lose the ability to see the truth — that people in power are fallible…until it’s far too late. A New Version by Bryan Doerries. Directed by Carl Cofield. Choreography by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Thursdays - Sundays, July 11-28, 2019
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Plays, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, The Bacchae: The Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Euripides&rsquo; Classic Tragedy
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