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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 2, 2021?

20 free events take place on Friday, July 2 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 2 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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20 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Friday, July 2, 2021

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

Workshop | Pilates Workshop


Dodge YMCA hosts a socially-distanced Pilates. Enhance your control, stability, coordination, endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. Fridays, May 7-October 29, 2021 Advanced registration is required. Registration opens every Tuesday at 10:00am for classes the following week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Workshops, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, Pilates Workshop

Fair | **POSTPONED Independence Weekday Fair: Food, Goods, Accessories and More **POSTPONED


Experience the 20+ authentic food booths, browse the 50+ merchandise booths that sell a huge variety of goods that range from handmade metal statues to African baskets to the year's hottest trends in jewelry & fashion accessories and much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Fairs, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, **POSTPONED Independence Weekday Fair: Food, Goods, Accessories and More **POSTPONED

Discussion | A Discussion of Geopolitics in South Asia (virtual)


A conversation on the current geopolitical issues concerning key players in the South Asia region. Experts will speak about the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, the increasing role of China in South Asia, the links between the Middle East and South Asia, and what the future may hold in Afghanistan. The panel will be Amb. Maleeha Lodhi, former Pakistan Ambassador to the U.S.; Amb. Rick Olson, former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan; and Dr. Vali Nasr, Majid Khadduri Professor of International Affairs & Middle East Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Discussions, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, A Discussion of Geopolitics in South Asia (virtual)

Museums | Art and Sculpture Museum and Garden


The museum was designed and created in 1985 by one of the twentieth century's most important and critically acclaimed sculptors Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). Through a lifetime of artistic experimentation, he created sculptures, gardens, furniture and lighting designs, ceramics, architecture, and set designs. The museum aims to preserve and display Noguchi's work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Museumss, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, Art and Sculpture Museum and Garden

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
Free
Concerts, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, 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 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, Piano Music in a Park

Classical Music | Comfort at One: Fourth of July Improvisation on "America" (virtual)


For a special Fourth of July performance, the Director of Music at Trinity Wall Street Julian Wachner performs a moving improvisation on "America."
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, Comfort at One: Fourth of July Improvisation on "America" (virtual)

Concert | Chelsea Symphony Musicians


Enjoy a performance by the musicians from The Chelsea Symphony. In addition, there will be participatory educational activities for kids. Masks required and provided if needed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, Chelsea Symphony Musicians

Opening Reception | Disease Was My Life Coach: Group Exhibition


With: Trisha Cheeney, Ryan Foerster, Bryce Kroll, Nereida Patricia, Linnea Vedder, Bob Flanagan, Coco Klockner, Connor Marie, Andrew Ross.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, Disease Was My Life Coach: Group Exhibition

Play | The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare Outdoors


When King Leontes is overcome with jealousy he issues a series of fascistic edicts that touch nearly everyone in the kingdom. Some escape to a peace, love and flower-filled Bohemia. Others wonder if they can ever return home again. Is true healing possible? Can art heal the injured heart? Presented by the Stella Adler Community Theater.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Plays, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare Outdoors

Museums | Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary


Discover art that traverses Asia's diverse cultures, regions, and narratives. The Museum's special exhibitions celebrate art forms that range from ancient to contemporary, including photography and multimedia, while its permanent collection galleries are focused primarily on art from the Himalayan region. Admission is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Museumss, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary

Concert | Bossa Nova Music


Visit the courtyard for a socially distanced evening of live Brazilian music, featuring Bossa Nova band Rio 3-0: bassist Leonardo Lucini, drummer Arnaldo Buzack, and guitarist Billy Newman. Take a seat in the courtyard and enjoy the show. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, Bossa Nova Music

Museums | New York City and American History


Founded in 1804, this American history museum holds an extensive collection of historical artifacts, works of American art, and other materials documenting the history of New York and the United States. It presents exhibitions on a variety of topics and periods in American history, such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Slavery in New York, The Hudson River School, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and much more. Pay-as-you-wish admission available on Fridays, 6 pm - 8 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Museumss, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, New York City and American History

Workshop | Healthy on the Hudson: Tai Chi


Explore this low-impact, meditative form of exercise. Open to all fitness levels. Fridays, June 18-October 1, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, Healthy on the Hudson: Tai Chi

Play | Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost


Love's Labour's Lost is one of Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s for a performance at the Inns of Court before Queen Elizabeth I. After vowing to avoid women, the King and three of his friends have to host a princess and her three ladies. The four men fall in love and decide to court the women. In the end, the women must return to their kingdom for a year after which they will marry the king and his friends, providing they remain true to them. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith. July 1st - July 25th, Thur through Sun at 6:30 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost

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 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, King Lear -- with a Happy Ending

Concert | Latin Music


Enjoy live salsa music with Cuarteto Guatac. This event takes place each Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, Latin Music

Opera | Picnic Performance: New York City Opera Presents Carmen


The 2021 return of Picnic Performances includes twenty-five live and in-person music, dance, and theater events produced in partnership with a diverse and storied lineup of New York City's performing arts institutions. All events open to the public with limited capacity and audience registration required. The park will observe all New York City and New York State guidelines immediate to the time of the performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, Picnic Performance: New York City Opera Presents Carmen

Comedy Club | Comedy Evening


Comedy Evening is a completely free comedy show in the heart of the Village featuring comedians who have appeared on Comedy Central, TruTV, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Comedy Clubs, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, Comedy Evening

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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8:00 pm
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Performances, July 02, 2021, 07/02/2021, Ghosting: Suddenly Gone (virtual)
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