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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 24, 2021?

34 free events take place on Saturday, July 24 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 24 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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34 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Saturday, July 24, 2021

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

Performance | Infested: Performance Art (virtual)


John Pizza presents a little post-quarantine poem about self-courage and the insects inside our guts that wiggle in protest. John Pizza is a performer, builder, and drawer. He uses trash and thrift-store detritus scrounged in his Brooklyn neighborhood to tell stories and make his shows. He loves the macabre and the mushy sweet. His sculptures are performative, and his performances involve sculptures—an object theatre of weird surprises. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Infested: Performance Art (virtual)

Fair | Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors


Search for hidden gems as you browse antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage and collectibles. There is also a selection of food vendors from Smorgasburg. Face covering is required. The fair takes place rain or shine, each Sat and Sun 8 am - 5 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors

Workshop | Healthy on the Hudson: Pilates


These classes improve flexibility and build strength, while remaining low-impact. Open to all fitness levels. Saturdays, June 19-October 2, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Healthy on the Hudson: Pilates

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
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Dance Lessons, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Fan Dancing Workshop

Workshop | Saturday Yoga


Classes of Vinyasa Yoga – a series of flowing poses linked to awareness of the breath – with instructor Jennifer Batson. Classes are designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or a towel. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, class size is limited to 36 students who must remain six feet apart while practicing. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Masks are required for entry to the park but can be removed during the class session as participants are spaced at least six feet apart. Session 1: 9:30 – 10:30am Session 2: 11am – 12pm Weather permitting Saturdays, May 22 – September 18, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Saturday Yoga

Workshop | Kayaking


Glide along the water while kayaking this summer! All levels are welcome. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Saturdays, June 5-September 25, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Kayaking

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 open to all levels and ages. Revel in the joy of dance! Saturdays, July 10-September 25, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Moves with Lim&oacute;n Dance

Fair | Street Market: Wide Variety of Food and Merchandise 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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Fairs, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Street Market: Wide Variety of Food and Merchandise Vendors

Workshop | Cyanotype Workshop


Learn the exciting process of creating a cyanotype photogram with Melinda Billings. Discover one of the oldest methods of making photographic prints. They will use native plants and the power of the sun to make dark blueprints. Each participant will make their own cyanotype print to take home. All ages. All materials will be provided
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Cyanotype Workshop

Museums | Jewish History: Centuries of Art


One of the largest collections of art and Jewish culture in the world, it focuses both on artifacts of Jewish history and on modern and contemporary art. Works in the collection are presented as distinctive creative expressions and as bearers of the stories of those who made, owned, used, preserved, and sometimes transformed them. The exhibition speaks of the vast range of Jewish experiences across the globe and over time, made tangible through artistic expression. It is both a mirror of Jewish identities and an inspiration for the formation of new ones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Jewish History: Centuries of Art

Fair | Street Market: Food Vendors, Collectables, Decor Items and More


Shop for antiques, decor items, sustainable and vintage clothing, collectible objects and more. In addition, Smorgasburg food vendors will offer brunch and lunch options.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Street Market: Food Vendors, Collectables, Decor Items and More

Festival | The 10th Annual New York City Poetry Festival


Celebrate 10 years of uniting New York City's vast and diverse poetry community. Every year on the last weekend in July, the New York City Poetry Festival unites the vast and diverse New York City poetry community on the idyllic summer paradise of Governors Island. The festival invites poetry organizations and collectives of all shapes and sizes to bring their unique formats, aesthetics, and personalities to the festival grounds, which are ringed with a collection of beautiful Victorian houses and tucked beneath the wide, green canopies of dozens of century old trees. Fostering an approachable, engaging, diverse, progressive, lively, and culturally prominent literary community lies at the core of the festival's mission. Poets bring to light issues of vital importance; they create avenues of intellect, introspection, political awareness, and artistic communication for anyone to enjoy. The purpose of the New York City Poetry Festival is to liberate New York's poets and their work from the dark corners of bars, bookstores, and universities and to bring together as many poets as possible, in the bright light of day, to meet, read, teach, learn, listen, perform, and collaborate in the festival's very own poetry village. The 10th Annual New York City Poetry Festival will feature more poets than ever before, including our headliners: Terrance Hayes, Deborah Landau, Ariana Reines, and more! We are now accepting sponsor, vendor, art installation, and volunteer applications.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, The 10th Annual New York City Poetry Festival

Park Walk | Foraging Tour: Wineberries, Kentucky Coffee Trees, and More


Because this park includes so many varied habitats, it's loaded with shoots and greens in the summer, and many of these renewable resources are edible and medicinal. You'll find spicy hedge mustar, poor man's pepper greens, celery-, parsley-, and carrot-flavored goutweed, violet leaves and flowers. You'll encounter Kentucky coffee trees, with seeds you can use to make the world's best caffeine-free coffee substitute, as well as for seasoning hot chocolate, chocolate pudding, and chocolate truffles.  The wineberry: this invasive Asian species of raspberry, which grows in thickets, is way better than any store-bought raspberry. Further on, you'll see poison ivy and by the end of the tour, everyone will be able to recognize it instantly. You'll also find jewelweed, which prevents poison ivy rash if applied after contact, and also cures mosquito bites and insect stings. The tour will last for about 4 hours.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Foraging Tour: Wineberries, Kentucky Coffee Trees, and More

Workshop | Honey Bee Workshop


Come learn the basics of beekeeping for city honey bees and their importance to the urban environment. From pollination to good tasting honey, learn from bee expert Dan Rothschild of City Bees and Peas.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Honey Bee Workshop

Workshop | Intro Class: Cultivating Emotional Balance (virtual)


Cultivating Emotional Balance is a comprehensive training method centered around the exploration of our emotional landscape and using its energy to support greater wellbeing—essentially, a greater sense of happiness, meaning and joy in the midst of our turbulent times. In this introductory session led by Dr. Eve Ekman and Venerable Lobsang Tenpa, you will explore the basics of the science of emotions and take a close look at how working with our emotional energy can allow for both greater wellbeing and better service to others.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Intro Class: Cultivating Emotional Balance (virtual)

Fair | STooPS Annual Art Crawl 2021: Performances, Workshops and More


STooPS Annual Art Crawl an annual celebration of creativity in Brooklyn returns to BedStuy and beyond with performances, workshops and more. STooPS connects the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn with a block party, classes, and opportunities for artistic expression in unconventional spaces. Celebrated annually with outdoor public art performances, STooPS enables artists to create where they live. They believe in artists' ability to activate a space, inspire new ideas, and expand the creative culture of a community when they are able to create and share their work locally.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, STooPS Annual Art Crawl 2021: Performances, Workshops and More

Birdwatching | Island Bird Walk


Meet the birds of Governors Island with one of their expert guides. Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow. Limited to 10. Saturdays, July 3-October 30, 2021 (except July 17)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Island Bird Walk

Tour | Van Gogh Museum - Amsterdam: Art Tour (Zoom)


The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam holds the world's largest collection of Vincent van Gogh's paintings and drawings, plus works by many other artists including Monet, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and more. The tour guide will talk about how the museum's paintings and drawings compare and contrast with well-known items at other museums and the context of these works in Vincent's life and legacy.
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Tours, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Van Gogh Museum - Amsterdam: Art Tour (Zoom)

Poetry Reading | 10 Women Poets


Strangers before the pandemic, Thursday Morning Poets first met at a Queens Public Library virtual workshop led by Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella, whose prompt-based workshop inspired them to continue on their own, forming TMP. Meeting each other in-person for the first time in this, their debut public appearance, these 10 women of TMP whose faces reflect NYC's of poetic styles, lifting their voices as first-time poets or as award-winning poets to tell stories of women's lived experiences. The 10 women readers include educators, mothers, journalists, a yoga instructor, and a 19-year-old Ukrainian student: Ana Denysenko, Beth Evans, Isabella Calisi-Wagner, Judy Trupin, Julie Forgione, Luvon Roberson, Megha Sood, Melva C. Lewis, Nicollette Barsamian. Maria Lisella, American Academy of Poets Fellow, to introduce readers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, 10 Women Poets

Opening Reception | Carrying the Thick Present: Artists from Syracuse University


During the last year, the participating artists in this exhibition, from Syracuse University’s MFA program, have experienced lockdown and the adoption of social and physical distancing. They experienced isolation, loss and grief, just like the rest of us. These works emerged out of such conditions, out of the uncertainty of precarious thick presents. Artists had to reconsider their practice and to rethink their (and our) ways of being with others. Under such circumstances, they have found in art-making a way to cultivate their conditions for ongoingness, for healing and for staying alive. Participating artists: Matthew John Apol, Joshua David Baker, Katlyn Brumfield, Allison DeBritz, Jiayu Kang, Gregory G. Mizak, Linda Moses, Brett Morgan, Aanchal Raisahib, Ayesha Rumi, Ryan Somelofske, Catherine Spencer, Kristina Starowitz, Maya Stern, Britton Matthew Thorp, Katherine Virag, Faezeh Tabatabaeimanesh, Shane Zhang II
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Opening Receptions, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Carrying the Thick Present: Artists from Syracuse University

Film | Spring Street: An Opera Film with Musical Styles from Baroque to Disco (virtual)


Three characters live in the same apartment block on Spring Street. A reluctant and resentful performer; a longtime resident, both wise and sad; a young and optimistic woman, excited about the city and its possibilities. An opera inspired by life on Spring Street in Manhattan Written by Pete M. Wyer from poems by Steve Dalachinsky and Yuko Otomo in association with The American Opera Project
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Spring Street: An Opera Film with Musical Styles from Baroque to Disco (virtual)

Concert | Tchaikovsky, Quincy Jones, Ellington and More (virtual)


The extraordinary young musicians of Carnegie Hall's national youth ensembles--the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), NYO2, and NYO Jazz--represent the future of the country's orchestral and jazz traditions. Program TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, "Pathetique" PRICE Ethiopia's Shadow in America HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis after Themes by Carl Maria von Weber QUINCY JONES "Pleasingly Plump" NEAL HEFTI "Cute" RALPH PETERSON "The Art of War" DUKE ELLINGTON / LAURA REMBERT Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool (arr. Reginald Thomas) JOHN CLAYTON "I Be Serious 'Bout Dem Blues"
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Tchaikovsky, Quincy Jones, Ellington and More (virtual)

City Walk | Battery Park City Tour: The Business Core


The second of the Skyscraper Museum's three thematic walking tours of Battery Park City covers the middle zone of the commercial core with its 1980s skyscrapers of the original World Financial Center (now Brookfield Place) by architect Cesar Pelli, as well as the expansive North Cove Marina and its public realm. This walk investigates how the planning concept of public-private partnership was both the principle and economic engine of the Battery Park City project. It will consider how the office and retail precinct connects to lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center and how the goal of opening the waterfront to public access and recreation was realized over three decades. Tour duration is around 60 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
City Walks, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Battery Park City Tour: The Business Core

Concert | Latin Rock, Salsa, Blues, Funk and More


Led by Yumiko and Elvin Cartagena, CARTAGENA The Band performs Latin rock, salsa, blues, funk, country. The event will be held indoors for rain.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Latin Rock, Salsa, Blues, Funk and More

Concert | Outdoor Live Music: Jane Lee Hooker / Strange Majik


5pm – In a world full of manufactured bands and live shows backed up by hard-drives, Jane Lee Hooker play rock ‘n’ roll the way it’s meant to be played – loud and with passion. Come out this Saturday to hear the rock and roll of Jane Lee Hooker. 7pm – Strange Majik front man "David Pattillo is something of a blues-rock cult hero in New York City, but you could likely tell that from looking at him.” -- The Deli Magazine. Come out to catch live tunes by Strange Majik.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Outdoor Live Music: Jane Lee Hooker / Strange Majik

Dance Performance | Calpulli Mexican Dance Community Day and Fiesta


Bring the whole family for an evening of celebration of Mexican music and dance. Kick off the day with a 6pm performance of Calpulli Community featuring live music and the Calpulli Community students. At 7pm Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will fill your senses with their joyous dance and music. At 8pm, end the day with a Fiesta filled with live music from special guest artists. Get your dancing shoes ready for this fun-filled event.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Calpulli Mexican Dance Community Day and Fiesta

Concert | Saturday Live Music


Take a dash of Herb Albert, a pinch of David Bowie, add a handful of Andy Kaufman, and you have Robert Whaley and his band. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Saturday Live Music

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.
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Plays, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, 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. 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
7:00 pm
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Plays, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, King Lear -- with a Happy Ending

Opera | Met Opera: Verdi’s Il Trovatore with Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anna Netrebko (virtual, streaming for 23 hours)


Verdi’s Il Trovatore (The Troubadour) is a staple of the standard operatic repertoire. It was first performed in Rome, in 1853, to a great success.  In this 2015 performance, Anna Netrebko is Leonora, the young noblewoman at the center of the story, who is in love with the troubadour of the title—tenor Yonghoon Lee—but also pursued by Count di Luna, sung by the great Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Dolora Zajick completes the quartet of principals in her signature role of Azucena, the mysterious Gypsy woman who sets the dramatic events in motion. Marco Armiliato conducts David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Met Opera:&nbsp;Verdi&rsquo;s Il Trovatore&nbsp;with Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anna Netrebko (virtual, streaming for 23 hours)

Play | Merry Wives: Shakespeare Adaption 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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Movie in a Park | Lucky Grandma (2019): Cranky Oldster Wins Big


Bad-tempered and recently widowed, 80-year-old Grandma tries her luck at a casino in New York's Chinatown after receiving an auspicious prophecy from a local fortune teller. Directed by Sasie Sealy. With Tsai Chin, Hsiao-Yuan Ha, Michael Tow.
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8:30 pm
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Movie in a Parks, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Lucky Grandma (2019): Cranky Oldster Wins Big

Play | Seize the King: A Modern Retelling of Shakespeare's Richard III


Carl Cofield is directing Will Power’s Seize the King, an explosive and timely modern reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Richard III. With his country’s throne empty, Richard knocks down threats to his ascension, fueling his insatiable ambition and paranoia.
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Movie in a Park | Sonic the Hedgehog (2020): Video Game-Inspired Comedy


Based on the video game franchise, this hilarious comedy follows Sonic the Hedgehog, who runs supersonic speeds, as he teams up with local town sheriff Tom Wachowski to find his lost rings and escape the mad scientist Dr. Robotnik.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 24, 2021, 07/24/2021, Sonic the Hedgehog&nbsp;(2020): Video Game-Inspired Comedy
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