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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 30, 2021?

29 free events take place on Friday, July 30 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 30 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)
Friday, July 30, 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 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Pilates Workshop

Fair | Food and Merchandise Fair


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 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Food and Merchandise Fair

Classical Music | One of The Greatest Pianists of All Time Arthur Rubinstein: Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 (virtual)


World-renowned pianist Arthur Rubinstein performs Chopin's Second Piano Concerto, one of only a handful of works he wrote that included orchestral forces alongside the keyboard. Andre Previn conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in this 1975 film recorded in London's Fairfield Halls.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, One of The Greatest Pianists of All Time Arthur Rubinstein: Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 (virtual)

Park Walk | The Civil War and Prospect Park: A Tour (virtual)


Did you know Prospect Park is home to one of the oldest statues of Abraham Lincoln in America? This virtual program from will explore the park’s many Civil War connections, from Grand Army Plaza to the Parade Ground.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, The Civil War and Prospect Park: A Tour (virtual)

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 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Piano Concert Outdoors

Tour | Chile's Valparaiso: Jewel of the Pacific (virtual, live-stream)


Known fondly as the "Jewel of the Pacific," Valparaiso is located on central Chile's west coast and is one of the country's most important ports. Colors dance like forgotten rainbows across the 42 cerros (hills) that face the bay and that give this UNESCO World Heritage Site its charm. During the tour, Vincent will be guiding you through this labyrinth. You'll be amazed by its tiny streets, its colorful houses, funiculars and lots of views looking down at the Pacific Ocean. Valparaiso is also known as a graffiti capital.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Chile's Valparaiso: Jewel of the Pacific (virtual, live-stream)

Performance | Miss Taken Identities: Performance Art Chronicling an Artist's Career (virtual)


A live-stream performance in anticipation of Marja Samsom’s second publication. Miss Taken Identities features new vignette performances that highlight techniques and interests that Samsom revisits throughout her career, and as chronicled in her forthcoming book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Miss Taken Identities: Performance Art Chronicling an Artist's Career (virtual)

Open Mike | Spoken Word, Poetry, Music, and More


The event offers the public opportunities to express themselves via music, spoken word, poetry, and other forms of creativity. Plus, local vendors will pop up to sell their products.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Open Mikes, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Spoken Word, Poetry, Music, and More

Classical Music | The Met's Balcony Bar from Home Featuring ETHEL and Friends in Concert (virtual)


Fix yourself a drink and experience The Met's Balcony Bar from home with ETHEL, one of the most acclaimed string quartets in the contemporary classical field. With an eye on tradition and an ear to the future, ETHEL is a leading force in concert music's reengagement with musical vernaculars, fusing diverse traditions into a vibrant sound. Expect familiar classical tunes mixed with a fair share of the group's signature cutting-edge repertoire. Featuring Julia Crafton, singer-songwriter. ETHEL is Ralph Farris (viola), Kip Jones (violin), Dorothy Lawson (cello), and Corin Lee (violin).
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, The Met's Balcony Bar from Home Featuring ETHEL and Friends in Concert (virtual)

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. (reservations open two weeks in advance).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary

Play | Twelfth Night: One of Shakespeare's Most Celebrated Comedies


Shipwrecked in the alluring country of Illyria, twins Viola and Sebastian each believe the other dead and embark on parallel adventures of mistaken identity and self-discovery. Every Thur and Fr at 6 pm until Jul 30.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Plays, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Twelfth Night: One of Shakespeare's Most Celebrated Comedies

Play | The Count of Monte Cristo: Adaptation of Dumas' Classic Novel


The Count Of Monte Cristo is one of the greatest tales of betrayal, adventure, and revenge the world has ever known. When the dashing and guileless Edmond Dantes is betrayed by his best friend and wrongly imprisoned, he becomes consumed by thoughts of vengeance. After a miraculous escape, he transforms himself into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo, insinuates himself into the French nobility, and puts his cunning plan of revenge in action. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith Written by Susane Lee, adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. July 29th - August 22nd, Thur through Sun at 6:30 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, The Count of Monte Cristo: Adaptation of Dumas' Classic Novel

Workshop | 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 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Tai Chi

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 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, King Lear -- with a Happy Ending

Play | The Two Noble Kinsmen: Shakespeare's Final 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. Chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and audience members are welcome to bring their own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, The Two Noble Kinsmen: Shakespeare's Final Play

Film | Top Gun (1986): Watch a Movie on Ship's Flight Deck


Watch a movie on the ship’s flight deck, under the stars. Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline. As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. Director: Tony Scott Stars: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Top Gun (1986): Watch a Movie on Ship's Flight Deck

Play | Under Woodside: A Typical Day in Queens


What’s a typical day in Queens? A new poetic prose play ponders this question. Sunnyside resident Juliann Lavallee’s newest work, Under Woodside, uses inspiration from the 1954 Dylan Thomas poem "Under Milk Wood" to depict a single day within a few borough blocks. Directed by Bryna Kearney, Under Woodside feels like a long-awaited, post-Covid group hug. It strives to capture NYC’s flavor in a way that resonates with natives, transplants, and vacationers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Under Woodside: A Typical Day in Queens

Concert | Adrienne Warren and Friends: Tony-Award Winning Singer


Adrienne Warren made her Broadway debut in the 2012 musical Bring It On, and in 2016 received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical nomination for her performance in Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. She is most known and widely praised for her role as Tina Turner, in the West End production of Tina and the same role in the Broadway production, for which she received a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical nomination in 2020 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 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Adrienne Warren and Friends: Tony-Award Winning Singer

Concert | Bossa Nova Quartet


Enjoy live Brazilian music, featuring the Arnaldo B Quartet. Drinks are available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Bossa Nova Quartet

Jazz | Jazz in the Park


A Jazzmobile presentation featuring the drums-led Phil Young Experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, 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 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Latin Music

Concert | Outdoor Live Music with NYC's Hottest New Talent


Hudson Horns is not you typical event band. Hudson Horns is comprised of professionally trained musicians from renowned programs such as The New School, University of Michigan, Harvard, The University of The Arts, and Manhattan School of Music. The players are the hottest new talent coming out of NYC and our diverse ensemble has collaborated with the music industries leading artists such as Rihanna, Solange, TLC, Shawn Mendes, Ricky Martin, Joe Jonas, Dave Chapelle, Diplo, Macklemore, The Legendary Johnny O'neal, Roy Hargrove, and The Skatelites. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Outdoor Live Music with NYC's Hottest New Talent

Movie in a Park | Bring Your Own Brigade (2021): Documentary by Two-Time Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker


In early November 2018, raging wildfires forced the frenzied evacuation of thousands of terrified residents from the cities of Malibu and Paradise, two very different California communities. In this documentary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker captures the heroism and horror of that unfathomable disaster. Her character-driven exposé, Bring Your Own Brigade, also answers a question humanity can no longer afford to ignore: Why are catastrophic wildfires increasing in number and severity around the world, and can anything be done to lessen the staggering death and destruction they cause? Drawing on hundreds of hours of astonishing wildfire footage and featuring interviews with survivors, firefighters and scientists, the film reveals that short of solving global warming there are numerous, often simple steps that can be taken to not only mitigate the catastrophic devastation caused by wildfires, but restore health and balance to woodlands that have been mismanaged for far too long. But does society have what it takes to put aside short-term interests and outmoded thinking to confront a crisis that’s quite literally burning our world to the ground? 7:45 PM: Doors Open 9:00 PM: Films Begin 11:00 PM: Q&A In the event of rain, show will be rescheduled. No alcohol is permitted. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Bring Your Own Brigade (2021): Documentary by Two-Time Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker

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 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Lucky Star (0.3). A Trippy, Irreverent Dance-Theatre and Video Installation

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 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Merry Wives: Shakespeare Adaptation in the Park

Film | Black Orpheus (1959): Greek Myth Retold (virtual)


A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. Director: Marcel Camus Stars: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira In Portuguese with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Black Orpheus (1959): Greek Myth Retold (virtual)

Movie in a Park | Little Women (2019): New Adaptation of Alcott's Classic Novel


Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms. Directed by Greta Gerwig. With Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Little Women (2019): New Adaptation of Alcott's Classic Novel

Movie in a Park | Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus (1959): Greek Myth Set During Rio's Carnival


A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. This is Marcel Camus' best known film, which won the Palme d'Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival and the 1960 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Orpheus was a musician, poet and prophet in Greek mythology. His parents were the king of Thrace Oeagrus and the muse Calliope. He was considered the best musician and poet of all, and he perfected the lyre. It was the god Apollo who taught Orpheus how to play the lyre when he was an adolescent. Orpheus joined the expedition of the Argonauts, saving them from the music of the Sirens by playing his own, more powerful music. On his return, he married Eurydice, who was soon killed by a snakebite. Overcome with grief, Orpheus ventured himself to the land of the dead to attempt to bring Eurydice back to life. Director: Marcel Camus Stars: Breno Mello. Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira In French with English subtitles
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8:30 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus (1959): Greek Myth Set During Rio's Carnival

Movie in a Park | Feel the Noise (2007): Young Rapper's Travails


A young man from the South Bronx dreams of making it as a rapper, until a run-in with local thugs forces him to hide in Puerto Rico with the father he never knew. Director: Alejandro Chomski Stars: Omarion, Giancarlo Esposito, Melonie Diaz
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 30, 2021, 07/30/2021, Feel the Noise (2007): Young Rapper's Travails
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