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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 27, 2021?

29 free events take place on Tuesday, July 27 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 27 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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29 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Tuesday, July 27, 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 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Tai Chi in Midtown

Lecture | Critic, Poet, Author of 50 Books John Yau (Zoom)


John Yau is a critic, poet, art history professor. He has published over 50 books of poetry, artists' books, fiction, and art criticism. Yau has received numerous awards and grants from the Academy of American Poets, The American Poetry Review, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Lectures, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Critic, Poet, Author of 50 Books John Yau (Zoom)

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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9:30 am
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Dance Lessons, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Fan Dancing Workshop

Tour | Garment District: Fashion, Immigrants, Child Labor, Triangle Factory Fire, Gangsters


Walk the streets of the Garment District with your tour guide Mike Kaback. Topics included: - Your guide's personal experiences in the fashion industry/district over the last half century: changes in fashion through the years; - Immigrants and the growth of the NYC apparel industry: factories and workers; visit into several factories over the years; - The Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911: unions and gangsters; - How the Garment District of today relocated to its current location: Fashion Ave and The Fashion Walk of Fame; - A look into the future of the garment industry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Tours, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Garment District: Fashion, Immigrants, Child Labor, Triangle Factory Fire, Gangsters

Tour | Venice: The Grand Canal (virtual, live stream)


Join Andrea on this unique experience where he will take a “vaporetto”, the original water bus of Venice, and travel along the canal that cuts the city in two parts. He will be live-streaming from the water - telling you the stories and history of the beautiful palaces that line this "main street" of the city. This is where the most important noble families of Venice lived. On this tour he will pass under the two oldest bridges over the Grand Canal: Accademia and Rialto. You will learn curious stories about the cursed Ca’ Dario, the reference to the knight Templars on the façade of Ca’ Vendramin Calergi and a palace that has the skeleton of a real dinosaur inside!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Venice: The Grand Canal (virtual, live stream)

Performance | Reimagined French Pantomime


This theater company reimagines French pantomime for contemporary audiences, erasing the spoken language barrier and championing the power of simplicity in performance. Enjoy a curated pop-up setlist of short stories that range from metaphorical to realistic, romantic to weird.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
Free
Performances, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Reimagined French Pantomime

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
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12:30 pm
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Workshops, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Financial Lit 101

Concert | Piano Concert Outdoors


Piano concert series, showcasing ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists. Today: Russ Kassoff has always enjoyed his stints in the Park each year since 2011. Until the live music went on hiatus, he was playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes, private parties, and concerts as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno with her heartfelt and sumptuous autobiographical show. In 2020 Russ performed 100 consecutive days of solo mini-concerts on Facebook for his loyal and discerning fans.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Piano Concert Outdoors

Discussion | Andy Warhol: Art Icon of The 20th Century (virtual)


Join a conversation with Warhol (1928-1987) biographer Blake Gopnik and art museum curators Kenneth Brummel, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Gregor Muir, Tate Modern, as they discuss this 20th Century icon. Spanning all four decades of the artist's career, the blockbuster Andy Warhol was exhibited at the Tate in early 2020 and will be featured at the Art Gallery of Ontario this summer. The conversation will explore some of the exhibition's themes, which include a reconsideration of the personal, social and political backdrop that influenced Warhol's groundbreaking art. Addressing topics such as consumerism, canonical art history, the artist's Catholic faith and the activities of New York City's countercultural underground, Warhol's vast body of work both reflected and fueled the intense cultural transformations that occurred across the globe in the second half of the twentieth century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Discussions, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Andy Warhol: Art Icon of The 20th Century (virtual)

Talk | Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist (virtual)


As one of the most influential disability rights activists in U.S. history, Judy Heumann has spent her career fighting to achieve respect, acceptance, and inclusion. The lawsuits she won, sit-ins she led, and legislation she championed all sparked a national movement that led to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990.  Heumann is also the daughter of refugees who fled Nazism in the 1930s, and the granddaughter of German Jews who were killed by the Nazis. Growing up in Brooklyn, she was acutely aware of her family’s story—and she understood, on multiple levels, the dangers of bigotry and the importance of speaking out against it.  Her story is featured in the Oscar-nominated 2020 film Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution and in her recently-released book Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist.  Join Heumann for a conversation with Bill Abrams, President of Trickle Up and former President of New York Times Television, about her family background in the Holocaust, her new memoir, and her remarkable career fighting to forge a society in which we all belong.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Talks, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist (virtual)

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
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Origami: Learn the Ancient Japanese Art of Paper Folding

Discussion | Identity, Literature, and Art (virtual)


Explore the relationship of the immigrant identity to the creative process. In conjunction with the exhibition Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities, join the MacArthur Fellow and artist Shahzia Sikander in a conversation with poet and author Roya Hakakian. Moderated by Vishakha N. Desai, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs to the President of Columbia University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Discussions, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Identity, Literature, and Art (virtual)

Workshop | Juggling Outdoors


Take a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching the jugglers put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided and regularly sanitized.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Juggling Outdoors

Dancing | Salsa Social


Aksana Almaguer is excited to bring Salsa to the park! 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm : Free Salsa Dance Class (All levels welcomed) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Free Salsa Social Come alone, bring a date, or bring the family. Tuesdays, July 20-September 29, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Salsa Social

City Walk | Bloomingdale Neighborhood Tour


Jim Mackin leads a mixed group of visitors to the city and resident New Yorkers on a one-of-a-kind, always interesting, walk around the historic Bloomingdale neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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City Walks, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Bloomingdale Neighborhood Tour

Poetry Reading | Poetry in the Park


Hear established and emerging poets read their poems. Featuring: Mark Doty Kay Gabriel Jenna Le Gregory Pardlo Hosted by Jason Schneiderman
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, 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
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Workshops, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Sunset Yoga

Book Club | Susan Sontag's Highly-Acclaimed On Photography (Zoom)


Considered one of the most influential critics of her generation, Susan Sontag (1933-2004) was also a filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist. Her best-known works include the critical works Against Interpretation (1966), Styles of Radical Will (1968), On Photography (1977), and Illness as Metaphor (1978), as well as the fictional books The Way We Live Now (1986), The Volcano Lover (1992), In America (1999). This evening, join the book club to discuss Sontag's On Photography, winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, it first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous "In Plato's Cave" essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching "Brief Anthology of Quotations."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Susan Sontag's Highly-Acclaimed On Photography (Zoom)

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
6:30 pm
Free
Dance Lessons, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Batingua Arts Dance Class

Workshop | Capoeira Class


Local martial arts studio Motumbaxé 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 Lampréia, the class will build confidence, focus, and community. All levels welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, 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
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Healthy on the Hudson: Yoga

Author Reading | A Song Everlasting: Singer Faces Choice (virtual)


National Book Award-winning author Ha Jin returns to the literary scene with his latest novel, a story of hope in the face of hardship. When famous Chinese singer Yao Tin returns to China after a state-sponsored U.S. tour, he must choose between home and creative expression.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, A Song Everlasting: Singer Faces Choice (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. 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
Free
Plays, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, King Lear -- with a Happy Ending

Jazz | A Performance by the Father of Ethno-Jazz (virtual)


Known as the father of Ethio-jazz, composer and multi-instrumentalist Mulatu Astatke rose to international fame in the 1970s and 1980s with his unique mix of American jazz and Ethiopian music, drawing comparisons to jazz giants Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. Forced off the road for a time due to the political situation in his homeland, he came roaring back in the 1990s, recording and touring as never before. Astatke’s music begins and ends with improvisation and is the product of fearless experimentation. Experience the sounds, rhythms, and textures of this pioneer of Ethiopian jazz in The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing in a performance recorded on September 9, 2016, that JazzTimes called “a spirited and entrancing set that spanned his career and spotlighted his gift for shifting fluidly between intricate, sinuous melodies and airy, atmospheric grooves.” Featuring: Mulatu Astatke, vibraphone, percussion, and keyboard James Arben, musical director, saxophonist, and flute Adam O’Farrill, trumpet Jason Lindner, keyboard Tal Mashiach, bass Daniel Freedman, drum
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, A Performance by the Father of Ethno-Jazz (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
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Workshops, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Sunset Meditation

Jazz | The George Gee Big Band: Swing and Jazz


The Queens-based George Gee Big Band will mix swing and jazz. Audience members will surely want to dance to this four-decade-old group that has a weekly gig at Swing 46 in Times Square
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, The George Gee Big Band: Swing and Jazz

Dancing | Outdoor Dance Party with Grammy-Winning Saxophonist Michael Thomas


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, Sheep Meadow Dance Theater, chrisbelldances, and Gotham Dance Theater will do their things. Then, Grammy-winning saxophonist Michael Thomas and his Quintet will keep the joint jumping.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Dancings, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Outdoor Dance Party with Grammy-Winning Saxophonist Michael Thomas

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
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Dance Performances, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Lucky Star (0.3). A Trippy, Irreverent Dance-Theatre and Video Installation

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 27, 2021, 07/27/2021, Seize the King: A Modern Retelling of Shakespeare's Richard III
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