free things to do in New York City
Free events for Tuesday, 07/20/21
<

July 2021

>
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City!  Read More

Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 20, 2021?

29 free events take place on Tuesday, 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.
Join the Club!

Go!
The quality and quantity of
free events,
free things to do
that happen in New York City
every day of the year
is truly amazing.

So don't miss the opportunities
that only New York provides:
stop wondering what to do;
start taking advantage of
free events to go to,
free things to do in NYC
today!

29 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Tuesday, July 20, 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
Join the Club!
Go!
7:30 am
Free
Workshops, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Tai Chi in Midtown

Gallery Talk | Critic Talk: Seph Rodney (virtual)


Seph Rodney is a writer and critic, and opinions editor for Hyperallergic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
9:30 am
Free
Gallery Talks, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Critic Talk: Seph Rodney (virtual)

Dance Lesson | Fan Dancing Workshop


Explore this traditional Chinese folk dance with Margaret Yuen, an instructor from the Red Silk Dancers. Tuesdays and Saturdays, July 17-August 28, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
9:30 am
Free
Dance Lessons, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Fan Dancing Workshop

Workshop | Financial Lit 101


Stop by this free workshop and learn basic personal finance principles. Managing your money doesn't have to be a mystery. Financial Lit 101 offers free workshops in basic finance topics that should have been taught in school, but weren't. Let instructors give you the basic tools you need to begin your journey to financial freedom. Tuesdays, June 15-August 3, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
12:30 pm
Free
Workshops, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Financial Lit 101

Open Studios | Open Studios (virtual)


Artist Akum Maduka gives a tour of her studio where she will present some of her drawings and discuss her unique practice. Born in Nigeria, Maduka’s work is an ongoing investigation of the influence of cultural and religious stigma surrounding the expression of female sexuality and its complexities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
12:30 pm
Free
Open Studioss, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Open Studios (virtual)

Tour | Peru's Cusco: The Inca Capital (virtual, live-stream)


Take a journey around the most important places in Cusco and learn about the beginning of the Inca civilization. See for yourself the mix of both worlds: the Inca foundations and the Spanish buildings on top of them, demonstrating the beautiful mix of the Peruvian culture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Tours, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Peru's Cusco: The Inca Capital (virtual, live-stream)

Discussion | Don't Ask My Name: A Hidden Child's Tale of Survival


Growing up in Hungary during the Holocaust, Erika Hecht was a "hidden child," one of many Jewish children who were provided with false identities and survived the war as Christians. But when the village where they were hiding became a battlefield between the German and Soviet armies, Erika and her mother were forced to flee, hiding in damp cellars, seeking shelter on the porch of a house occupied by soldiers, and living in mountainside caves. It wasn't until many years after the war that Erika reconnected with her Jewish identity. Erika's harrowing story is the subject of her new memoir Don't Ask My Name: A Hidden Child's Tale of Survival, published by East End Press in June 2021. Join the Museum for a program exploring Erika's experiences during the Holocaust and her struggle with identity, reinvention, and resilience. She will be interviewed by the Museum's Senior Public Programs Producer Ari Goldstein.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Discussions, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Don't Ask My Name: A Hidden Child's Tale of Survival

Workshop | Origami: Learn the Ancient Japanese Art of Paper Folding


Learn the art of creative paper folding in the Japanese tradition. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and materials are provided. Classes are taught by Gay Merrill Gross, a renowned origami teacher and author of eleven origami and paper-folding books. Through her books and workshops, Gay Merrill Gross loves to share the delight she gets from clever, playful, and practical origami designs. Tuesdays, July 6 - August 24, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
3:00 pm
Free
Workshops, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Origami: Learn the Ancient Japanese Art of Paper Folding

Park Walk | The Belvedere: Beautiful View Tour (virtual)


Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its rich history and the Conservancy's work to preserve this architectural gem. On this tour of the Belvedere--which fittingly translates to "beautiful view"--you'll explore the surrounding landscapes and landmarks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
3:00 pm
$5 suggested donation...
Park Walks, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, The Belvedere: Beautiful View Tour (virtual)

Opening Reception | Krappy Kamera Competition Artists' Reception (virtual)


"Many thanks to Soho Photo for inviting me to jury the 2021 Krappy Kamera Competition. I was honored to revel in the creativity and talent of these wielders of toy cameras. There were so many amazing photographs, dream-like, otherworldly, pictures I wished I’d taken, pictures that squeezed my heart, pictures that made me rethink what a photograph could be, so many gifts in a year that needed more beauty, more possibilities, more escapes."— Ann Jastrab, Judge  
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
4:00 pm
Free
Opening Receptions, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Krappy Kamera Competition Artists' Reception (virtual)

Author Reading | Unless: The Seagram Building Construction Ecology (virtual)


Author Kiel Moe, professor of Architecture at McGill University, dissects the construction ecology, material geographies, and world-systems of the most modern of modern architectures: the Seagram Building.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Unless: The Seagram Building Construction Ecology&nbsp;(virtual)

Poetry Reading | Poetry in the Park


Hear established and emerging poets read their poems. Featuring: Chen Chen Cornelius Eady Erica Jong Erika Meitner Hosted by Jason Schneiderman
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:00 pm
Free
Poetry Readings, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Poetry in the Park

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Escape the hustle and bustle of NYC and join Abhaya Yoga for a socially-distanced sunset yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition. Tuesdays, May 4-October 26, 2021 Registration opens every Tuesday at 10:00am for classes the following week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:00 pm
Free
Workshops, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Sunset Yoga

Dance Lesson | Batingua Arts Dance Class


Batingua Arts instructors and accompanying live musicians will make you leap from your seat and move your feet. This simultaneously traditional yet evolving African-Caribbean art celebrates cultural preservation with dance, speaking to all audiences with a variety of disciplines, from jazz and reggae to samba, spoken word and even acrobatics. These breathtaking artists will electrify with their high-energy, mesmerizing performance designed to transport you to extraordinary realms. Tuesdays, July 20-August 31, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:30 pm
Free
Dance Lessons, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Batingua Arts Dance Class

Workshop | Capoeira Class


Local martial arts studio Motumbaxe teaches the Afro-Brazilian martial art form, capoeira. Combining self-defense, acrobatics, dance, music and song, the art form is derived from traditions brought across the Atlantic Ocean by enslaved Africans and fueled by the desire for freedom. Taught by Mestre Lampreia, the class will build confidence, focus, and community. All levels welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:30 pm
Free
Workshops, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Capoeira Class

Workshop | Healthy on the Hudson: Yoga


Come to stretch and reset with a welcoming yoga class, adaptable to all levels of ability.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:30 pm
Free
Workshops, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Healthy on the Hudson: Yoga

Jazz | The New York Swing Orchestra and A Tenor


Tenor Sean Mahony and The New York Swing Orchestra will perform well-loved classics to get you moving. Rain dates will be announced as needed (check the link for the event).
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Concerts, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, The New York Swing Orchestra and A Tenor

Play | (outdoors) 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. July 20-25, 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
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, (outdoors) King Lear -- with a Happy Ending

Author Reading | False Witness: An Electrifying Thriller (virtual)


Karin Slaughter celebrates the publication of her latest. He saw what you did. He knows who you are. From the bestselling author of Pieces of Her and The Silent Wife, an electrifying standalone thriller.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, False Witness: An Electrifying Thriller (virtual)

Discussion | Leading Tokyo Today: A Conversation with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike (virtual)


In this special webinar in collaboration with the Japan Society, a new series, Leading Cities Today, with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike. The city's first female Governor—a position she has held since July 2016—Koike is paving the way for women’s empowerment in Japan. Governor Koike will speak with Dr. Joshua W. Walker, President and CEO of the Japan Society, in a conversation centered around sustainable recovery, green finance, women’s empowerment, and the upcoming Summer Games.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Leading Tokyo Today: A Conversation with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike (virtual)

Workshop | Sunset Meditation


Mindful Astoria brings the art of mindfulness meditation to Socrates. Sessions are designed for all experience levels and practices include mindful breathing and walking, gentle optional stretching, and loving-kindness meditation. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or cushion. A limited number of chairs are available to participants on a first come, first served basis. Weather permitting. Tuesdays, May 18-September 7, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Workshops, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Sunset Meditation

Jazz | Supermambo: Grammy-Winning Salsa and Latin Jazz


Felipe Fournier, a percussionist and vibes player from Costa Rica, has assembled a group of fantastic musicians who will jam with special guest Jeremy Bosch, a Grammy-winning composer and singer. The audience can expect a super-creative repertoire of original songs about a Latin superhero who fuses the comic book world with Salsa.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Supermambo: Grammy-Winning Salsa and Latin Jazz

Play | The Two Noble Kinsmen: Outdoor Performance of a Rarely Staged Shakespeare Play


The Two Noble Kinsmen is a play by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare that was reprinted in a second folio edition of Beaumont and Fletcher's plays in 1679. Its story is taken from "The Knight's Tale" by Chaucer. It is generally accepted to be The Bard's final play before he retired to Stratford-Upon-Avon and died three years later--a collaboration of an older playwright with one whose career had only begun. The play is a tragicomedy in the manner of Fletcher. Presented by the Drilling Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:30 pm
Free
Plays, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, The Two Noble Kinsmen: Outdoor Performance of a Rarely Staged Shakespeare Play

Author Reading | Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine (virtual)


Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley launch of their new book which tracks the history and future of quarantine around the globe, chasing the story of emergency isolation through time and space. We live in a disorienting historical moment that can feel both unprecedented and inevitable; Until Proven Safe helps us make sense of our new reality through a thrillingly reported, thought-provoking exploration of the meaning of freedom, governance, and mutual responsibility.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:30 pm
Free
Author Readings, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine (virtual)

Dancing | Outdoor Dance Party with Black Tie Brass


This program is making people twist and shout. Queens Theatre is currently facilitating outdoor dance parties/concerts on its brand new summer stage. Queensboro Dance Festival troupes perform and give lessons at 7:30 pm before the musical portion takes over and the public moves and grooves. There's a different vibe every week. Tonight, Demi Remick & Dancers, Chieh Hsiung, and The Kingdom Dance Company will kick things off. Then, Black Tie Brass will jam horn-driven jazz and funk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Dancings, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Outdoor Dance Party with Black Tie Brass

Classical Music | Period Instrument Orchestra and Soprano Perform Purcell and More


Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Richard Egarr, conductor; Rowan Pierce, soprano Program Christopher Gibbons (1615/20-76) Fantasy in A minor  John Blow (1649-1708) 3 Songs Matthew Locke (1621/23-77) Curtain tune from The Tempest Henry Purcell (1659-95) 3 songs Henry Purcell Chaconne from King Arthur Henry Purcell Fairy Queen Selection for soprano and orchestra Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale is recognized as “America’s leading historically informed ensemble” (The New York Times). Performing on period instruments, the orchestra presents repertoire ranging from early Baroque to late Romantic, as well as new works and major operatic productions. Soprano Rowan Pierce has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw and many more venues across Europe, The US and South America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Period Instrument Orchestra and Soprano Perform Purcell and More

Dance Performance | Lucky Star (0.3). A Trippy, Irreverent Dance-Theatre and Video Installation


A queer dance performance, part underground club inspired by the famed Club 57, part video art installation. Looking back at the landscape of the downtown DIY art-making starting from Stonewall up until the 90s and locating it at such venues as Judson Church, La MaMa, Pyramid Club - it explores the intersectionality of Queer artists and their creative legacy. Borrowing superstardom fabulousness to celebrate queer bodies, the objectification, creative endurance, and pursuit of artistic fame, Lucky Star is trippy and irreverent, with performers cast as supernatural and alternate-universe superstar versions of themselves.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
8:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Lucky Star (0.3). A Trippy, Irreverent Dance-Theatre and Video Installation

Play | Merry Wives: Shakespeare Adapation 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
Join the Club!
Go!
8:00 pm
Free
Plays, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Merry Wives: Shakespeare Adapation in the Park

Dance Performance | Tiny Hurricane: Dance Performance and Discussion (virtual)


Jen Abrams will be hosting a special watch party and discussion from her work, Tiny Hurricane. She’ll talk about what parts of ourselves we gave up or transformed to become parents, or why we decided not to become parents, and why we don’t talk about either thing much in public.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
8:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, July 20, 2021, 07/20/2021, Tiny Hurricane: Dance Performance and Discussion (virtual)
Complimentary Tickets

to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Dance Performance | Passionate Modern Dance

Regular Price: $79.50
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Concert | World-Renowned Soul and Funk Band

Regular Price: $40
CFT Member Price: $0.00
Join the Club!

Go!