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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 1, 2021?

25 free events take place on Thursday, July 1 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 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!

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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25 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Thursday, July 1, 2021

All events are free unless otherwise noted. ONLINE EVENTS ARE MARKED AS SUCH.

Workshop | Tai Chi in Midtown


Learn and master this Chinese martial art for health and self-defense. All ages and levels are welcome. Classes are rain or shine. Please maintain six feet of social distance and wear a mask.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
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Workshops, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Tai Chi in Midtown

Museums | British Decorative Arts, Design, Sculpture


Almost seven hundred works of art: British decorative arts, design, and sculpture created between 1500 and 1900. The exhibition provides a fresh perspective on the period, focusing on its bold, entrepreneurial spirit and complex history. You will find a 17th century staircase with exquisite naturalistic carvings; three magnificent historic interiors from Kirtlington Park, Croome Court, and Lansdowne House; one hundred English teapots; an array of enameled candlesticks, silver toys, necessaires, gold boxes and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
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Museumss, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, British Decorative Arts, Design, Sculpture

Classical Music | Romanian-American Archetypes: A Syncretic Performance (virtual)


Vienna based flutist Matei Ioachimescu joins the ATEM Ensemble to present a unique syncretic performance in which works written by some of the finest Romanian composers such as Doina Rotaru, Dan Dediu, Serban Marcu, Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi, and Aurelian Bacan will be interwoven with works written by American composer of modern classical and avant-garde music George Crumb. In sync with the theme of this program, the sonic experience will be enhanced by a projection of visual archetypes created by artist and academic researcher Gabriel Kelemen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Romanian-American Archetypes: A Syncretic Performance (virtual)

Concert | Midtown Music: Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band


Find accomplished musicians playing live music in a series of pop-up performances. Linger and listen for a song or two, come across an unexpected soundtrack during lunch or on your commute home, and be surprised by the melodies of Midtown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Midtown Music: Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Concert | Piano Music in a Park


Piano concert series, showcasing ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Piano Music in a Park

Jazz | Soulful Swing, Jazz, Latin and Blues


Characterized by spirited soulful swing, Mike Freeman's distinctive brand of jazz-Latin-blues performances have taken him from North America and Europe to the Azores, Caribbean, and South America. Programs subject to change. In case of rain, the performance may be cancelled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Soulful Swing, Jazz, Latin and Blues

Other | The Art of Bubble-Making: Family Fun


Watch the art of bubble-making! We've all blown soap bubbles before but have you ever seen someone create a bubble big enough to stand inside? Or one long enough to jump over? Open your eyes to the magical world of bubbles at this family-friendly event. Please wear masks and practice social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Others, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, The Art of Bubble-Making: Family Fun

Opening Reception | FOGseries: Mystical, Dream-Like Photographs


Longtime Greenwich Village resident SuZen will be exhibiting her mystical, dream-like photographs taken along Hudson River Park. They capture an ephemeral translucent atmosphere for the viewer to enter. These ethereal color landscapes are part of SuZen's ongoing theme of light and spirit.  SuZen has devoted her life to fine-art photography, design, travel, peace activism, and creating artist and peace events around NYC. She is celebrating her 50th anniversary living in Greenwich Village’s historical Westbeth Artist Housing.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, FOGseries: Mystical, Dream-Like Photographs

Concert | Midtown Music: Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band


Find accomplished musicians playing live music in a series of pop-up performances. Linger and listen for a song or two, come across an unexpected soundtrack during lunch or on your commute home, and be surprised by the melodies of Midtown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Concerts, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Midtown Music: Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Opening Reception | Beach Umbrella: New Photographs


An exhibition of new photographs by Roe Ethridge.Moving fluidly between the realms of fine art, fashion photography, stock imagery, and social media, Ethridge juxtaposes carefully staged scenes with vignettes from everyday life, pursuing a visual language that is, in his own words, “‘right’ in its wrongness.” Investigating the constant tension between chance occurrence and the photographer’s editorial eye, he produces surreal and theatrical images that reflect the textures of modern society.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Beach Umbrella: New Photographs

Concert | Bach, Bartok, Broadway, The Beatles and More on Strings!


String trio Lumiere performs musical selections from Bach, Bartok, Broadway to the Beatles!
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Bach, Bartok, Broadway, The Beatles and More on Strings!

Concert | Grupo Rebolu: Irresistible Afro-Colombian Rhythms


Grupo Rebolu's irresistibly danceable music is driven by traditional Afro-Colombian rhythms. The vision of three of the finest Colombian musicians in the US, Grupo Rebolu shares the rich musical traditions of its ancestors: the Afro descendants of Colombia's Caribbean coast. The trio boldly forges new paths for Colombian music while honoring its ancestral roots in lively performances that get feet moving.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Grupo Rebolu: Irresistible Afro-Colombian Rhythms

Workshop | Crossfit Workout


End your Thursday with a little sweat. The class is open to all levels. Masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Crossfit Workout

Play | Hamlet: Classic Shakespeare Tragedy Outdoors


Prince Hamlet is thrust into turmoil after losing his father. Will he obey the dictates of the dead hand of the past to appease the ghost of his father, or will he forge a new future through wit, wisdom, theater and the mask of madness? Kern McFadden directs a company of advanced-level conservatory students from Stella Adler Studio of Acting, in one of Shakespeare's classic tragedies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Plays, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Hamlet: Classic Shakespeare Tragedy Outdoors

Opening Reception | Something Else to It: New Painting


Jasper Johns' famous quote, "Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it," written with the weight of historical European painting still leaning heavily on artists, was a revolutionary approach to artmaking. Seventy some years later, however, Johns' edict is more or less standard practice. The concept of 'painting' no longer feels like a parameter within which one must work, but a tool with myriad options and layers of potential. The seven artists in this show have taken painting itself and done something else to it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Something Else to It: New Painting

Workshop | Amp'd Workout


Hit the grass and push your body to new limits in this class that combines bodyweight strength and cardio, challenging both your energy systems and motor control. This class is open to all levels. Thursdays, May 6-October 28, 2021 Registration opens every Tuesday at 10:00am for classes the following week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Amp'd Workout

Dance Lesson | Midtown Dance: Salsa and Social Dancing


Enjoy an outdoor salsa class in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Each week, participants will learn from New York City’s most eclectic salsa instructors. Then, show off your moves on the dance floor with a full hour of social dancing. Check-in begins at 5:45PM. Dance instruction begins at 6PM. Social Dancing begins at 7PM. Participants are welcome to bring their own partner, continue to dance solo, or dance with someone new. Participants will be given stickers to indicate their preferences. Thursdays, July1-August 26, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Midtown Dance: Salsa and Social Dancing

Workshop | Healthy on the Hudson: Run Club


Meet to run, walk and jog along the stunning waterfront. All levels welcome. Thursdays, June 17-September 30, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Healthy on the Hudson: Run Club

Author Reading | Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism (virtual)


Amanda Montell, the author of the widely praised Wordslut, analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism (virtual)

Performance | Ghosting: Suddenly Gone (virtual)


Sí never sleeps well. Sí never remembers her dreams. But she wakes up in the middle of the night to find Mark, who ghosted her six years ago, standing at the end of her bed in London. Now she must face her demons and go back to the last place on Earth she wants to be. Waterford. Home. Irish Rep presents the New York premiere of Waterford natives Anne O’Riordan’s (Call the Midwife, Doctors) and Jamie Beamish’s (Bridgerton, Derry Girls) tragic comic new play. First premiering to sold out audiences in London, O’Riordan and Beamish brought their collaboration home to Theatre Royal, Waterford in 2019. This production of Ghosting was streamed live online from Theatre Royal in April 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Ghosting: Suddenly Gone (virtual)

Play | King Lear -- with a Happy Ending


This version of King Lear by William Shakespeare will employ Nahum Tate's 1681 "happy ending." The original source material for King Lear wasn't a tragedy! Tate's adaptation--which lets our well-meaning royal live and let live--was performed almost exclusively until the 1840s. Performed by New York Classical Theatre. Tuesdays through Sundays, June 24-July 11, 2021 For your safety, the in-person performances will have limited attendance based on the NYC Department of Parks & Rec guidelines.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, King Lear -- with a Happy Ending

Concert | Sunny Jain: A Blend of Bollywood, Indian Folk, Jazz and Psychedelic Guitars


Sunny Jain's album Wild Wild East encompasses myriad facets of Jain's identity both as a first-generation South Asian-American and as a global musician, from his own family's immigration story to his eclectic musical upbringing. In recasting the immigrant -- steeped in the courage to leave a familiar homeland for a new beginning -- as the modern-day cowboy and cowgirl, Jain sources musical inspiration from the scores of Bollywood classics and Spaghetti Westerns, Indian folk traditions, jazz improvisation, and rollicking psychedelic and surf guitar styles. Composer/drummer Sunny Jain is most known for founding the band Red Baraat, a frenzied fusion of bhangra, hip-hop, jazz, rock, and sheer, unbridled energy that NPR has called "the best party band in years."
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Sunny Jain: A Blend of Bollywood, Indian Folk, Jazz and Psychedelic Guitars

Concert | Six-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor in a 2011 Concert (virtual)


More than 40 years after his debut in 1970, James Taylor curated a historic concert to mark Carnegie Hall's 120th anniversary in 2011. Previously seen only by the sold-out audience in attendance that evening, this epic celebration is now available for music-lovers to enjoy around the world. In addition to Taylor and his band, performers include Vince Bruce, Barbara Cook, Steve Martin, Bette Midler, Kevin Pollak, Dianne Reeves, Sting, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and several special surprises. James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A six-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Six-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor in a 2011 Concert (virtual)

Movie in a Park | Incredibles 2 (2018): Animated Adventure


The Parr family tries to restore the public's trust in superheroes while balancing their family life, only to combat a new foe who seeks to turn the populace against all superheroes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Incredibles 2 (2018): Animated Adventure

Movie in a Park | Captain Marvel (2019): Superheroine to the Rescue


This superhero film follows Carol Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel after Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien civilizations. Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck. With Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:45 pm
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Movie in a Parks, July 01, 2021, 07/01/2021, Captain Marvel (2019): Superheroine to the Rescue
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Dance Performance | Passionate Modern Dance

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Concert | World-Renowned Soul and Funk Band

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