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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 9, 2021?

28 free events take place on Friday, July 9 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 9 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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28 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Friday, July 9, 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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Workshops, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Pilates Workshop

Fair | Food Festival: Food and Goods Vendors


Street fair with authentic foods booths, merchandise vendors, and a variety of goods for you to explore and enjoy in the city of New York!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Food Festival: Food and Goods Vendors

Classical Music | Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4: A 1975 Performance with Leonard Bernstein (virtual; streaming until July 16)


Leonard Bernstein became the first American-born conductor of an internationally renowned orchestra when he was named music director of the New York Philharmonic in 1957. In this Emmy Award-winning performance by the Philharmonic from 1975, Bernstein reaffirms his reputation as one of the most daring and emotionally resonant interpreters of Tchaikovsky's classic symphonies, capturing the drama and emotional depth of the monumental Fourth live at Avery Fisher Hall.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4: A 1975 Performance with Leonard Bernstein (virtual; streaming until July 16)

Gallery Talk | Treasures from the Permanent Collection: An Interactive Highlight Tour (virtual)


Join this virtual docent highlights tour of the Morgan Library and Museum for an overview of the Morgan's history, ranging from the beginning of the collection and the creation of the historic Library to the Museum's expansion of the Morgan campus and ongoing acquisitions. This 40-minute tour provides a general introduction to the Morgan and includes a selection of highlights from the permanent collection.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Treasures from the Permanent Collection: An Interactive Highlight Tour (virtual)

Slide Lecture | Silent Film Idol Rudolph Valentino - The Tango was the Step to Stardom (Zoom)


The world was dancing. Paris had succumbed to the mad rhythm of the Argentine tango. - The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921). Rudolph Valentino became one of the most popular stars of the silent era. He shot to fame as Julio Desnoyers in the epic anti-war film The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921). His fame became stratospheric with his casting in the film of E.M. Hull's popular and salacious novel The Sheik (1921). Join Donna Hill, the author of Rudolph Valentino The Silent Idol - His Life in Photographs, to learn about Rudolph Valentino's life, career, untimely death at 31 and the circus-like nightmare of his very public funeral.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:30 pm
Free
Slide Lectures, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Silent Film Idol Rudolph Valentino - The Tango was the Step to Stardom (Zoom)

Classical Music | String Quartet Performs Beethoven, Purcell and More (In-Person and Virtual)


Desdemona Quartet: Adrianne Munden-Dixon, violin; Caroline Drexler, violin; Carrie Frey, viola; Julia Henderson, cello Program Maria Kaoutzani (b. 1993) jaune dore (2016) Beethoven (1770-1827) String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op 59 No. 1 "Razumovsky" Purcell (1659-1695) Fantazia in F Major, Z. 737 (1680) Margaret Kogos Past, Present, in Future (2021) Purcell (1659-1695) Fantazia in A Minor, Z. 740 (1680) Du Yun (b. 1977) Tattooed in Snow (2014) Purcell (1659-1695) Fantazia in C minor, Z. 738 (1680)
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, String Quartet Performs Beethoven, Purcell and More (In-Person and Virtual)

Opening Reception | Inaugural Summer Salon: Group Exhibition


An exhibition celebrating the vibrancy of NYC and area artists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Inaugural Summer Salon: Group Exhibition

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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Museumss, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, 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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Concerts, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Bossa Nova Music

Concert | Free Music Fridays (virtual)


The American Folk Art Museum’s critically acclaimed performance series returns via Facebook Live. Music featured at the Free Music Fridays series thematically reflects the spirit of self-taught art on view at the museum. Hosted by Lara Ewen. Featuring: 6:00 pm: Trinidad Montalva 6:30 pm: Izzy Heltai 7:00 pm: Aria Nadège
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Free Music Fridays (virtual)

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
6:00 pm
Pay-as-you-wish, reservation required
Museumss, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, 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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Workshops, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, 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
6:30 pm
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Plays, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost

Concert | **POSTPONED** Electric Guitar and Electronics: Music by John Cage and More (virtual) **POSTPONED**


A composer, songwriter, guitarist, and radio host Chris Cresswell presents a collection of contemporary works for electric guitar and electronics. With everything from the mellow, near ambient sounds of John Cage's "Dreams" to Patrick Ellis's exploration of expanded guitar tuning, this recital will also include a world premiere of a new work by Cresswell.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, **POSTPONED** Electric Guitar and Electronics: Music by John Cage and More (virtual) **POSTPONED**

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 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, King Lear -- with a Happy Ending

Jazz | Jazz in the Park


A Jazzmobile presentation featuring the trumpet-led Jeremy Pelt Quartet. Followed by "Seize the King," a production of the Classical Theater of Harlem.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Jazz in the Park

Concert | Latin Music


Enjoy live salsa music with Cuarteto Guatac. This event takes place each Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Latin Music

Performance | Picnic Performance: Carnegie Hall Citywide Presents Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely


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
Performances, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Picnic Performance: Carnegie Hall Citywide Presents Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely

Dance Performance | …Praise: The Inevitable Fruit of Gratitude: A Rhythmical Expression of Appreciation


NYC-based Dorrance Dance is an award-winning tap troupe that strives to share the African-American art form through performance and education. It was founded by MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Michelle Dorrance in 2011. …Praise: The Inevitable Fruit of Gratitude is a journey through rhythmical expression of appreciation created by company member Josette Wiggan-Freund in collaboration with jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, &hellip;Praise: The Inevitable Fruit of Gratitude: A Rhythmical Expression of Appreciation

Play | Lunch: A Unique Seduction (virtual; streaming through July 12)


In Steven Berkoff;s play, a man encounters a woman whom he finds enormously attractive. Introductions ensue and the subsequent exchange of “viscous bodily feelings” is a contest of wit that spirals into a unique seduction. In this wham-bam 40-minute encounter, histories are revealed, clichés avoided and a unique post-coital recognition is achieved. Steven Berkoff’s language is visceral, humorous and provocative, while always authentic and honest. Filmed in its entirety, the cast includes Bill Army (The Band’s Visit on Broadway, Scenes from an Execution) and Jackie Sanders (Shakespeare in the Park’s The Taming of the Shrew, NBC’s The Blacklist).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Lunch: A Unique Seduction (virtual; streaming through July 12)

Classical Music | From Vienna to Paris: String Quartets by Beethoven and More (In-Person or Virtual)


Quartet Salonnieres Program Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831) String Quartet in G minor Ben 339 Anton Reicha (1770-1836) String Quartet in F minor op. 94 no. 3 Beethoven (1770-1827) String Quartet op. 59 no. 2 'Razumovsky' (1808) Mathilde Cote La nuit sur la cord a linge
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, From Vienna to Paris: String Quartets by Beethoven and More (In-Person or Virtual)

Movie in a Park | 3rd Annual Public School Film Festival


The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the New York City Department of Education presents the 3rd Annual New York City Public School Film Festival, which showcases the talent and diversity of our students voices citywide.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, 3rd Annual Public School Film Festival

Play | Merry Wives: Shakespeare Adaptation in the Park


Set in South Harlem, amidst a vibrant and eclectic community of West African immigrants, This adaptation of The Merry Wives of Windsor is a New York story about tricks of the heart, performed in the heart of the city. A raucous spinoff featuring the Bard's most beloved comic characters, this hilarious farce tells the story of the trickster Falstaff and the wily wives who outwit him in a new celebration of Black joy, laughter, and vitality. NOTE: Tickets are available only through a digital lottery. Seats are not guaranteed. See below for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Merry Wives: Shakespeare Adaptation in the Park

Dance Performance | Sanctuary: Site-Specific Dance Performance


Lindsey Hanson’s site-specific and multimedia dance piece activates the modern architecture of her church with dancers from Lindsey Hanson Collective performing amid, over and sometimes under the pews. The dance piece explores themes of connection and perspective, and the slow or sudden ways both can shift. After a year of us practicing physical distance due to the pandemic, Sanctuary invites us to consider how we engage with the spaces around us and how we interact with one another. Through dance, Sanctuary suggests the new life that can invigorate a worship space and the ways we can connect with spirituality. Note: this is a two-part multidisciplinary arts experience that involves the audience walking around, sitting and standing, and going up and down stairs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Sanctuary: Site-Specific Dance Performance

Movie in a Park | La Boum (The Party) (1980): French Film About a Teen's First Love


This is the story about a teenage girl's first love experiences. Directed by Claude Pinoteau With Claude Brasseur, Brigitte Fossey, Sophie Marceau In French with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, La Boum (The Party) (1980): French Film About a Teen's First Love

Movie in a Park | The Princess and the Frog (2009): Animated Adventure


A prince and a princess are transformed into frogs and seek the help of a voodoo priestess to restore their true forms. Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker. With Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, The Princess and the Frog (2009): Animated Adventure

Movie in a Park | Farewell Amor (2020): A Family of Strangers


Reunited after 17 years, an Angolan immigrant is joined in the U.S. by his wife and daughter. Now strangers sharing a one-bedroom apartment, they discover a shared love of dance that may help them overcome the distance between them. Director: Ekwa Msangi Stars: Ntare Guma, Mbaho Mwine, Zainab Jah  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Farewell Amor (2020): A Family of Strangers

Movie in a Park | Raya and the Last Dragon (2021): Girl's Epic Quest


In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. Directors: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Paul Briggs Stars: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 09, 2021, 07/09/2021, Raya and the Last Dragon (2021): Girl's Epic Quest
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