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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 31, 2021?

32 free events take place on Saturday, July 31 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 31 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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32 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Saturday, July 31, 2021

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

Film | The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002): Historical Adventure (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)


The Count Of Monte Cristo is the greatest tale of betrayal, adventure, and revenge the world has ever known. When the dashing and guileless Edmond Dantes (Jim Caviezel) is betrayed by his best friend (Guy Pearce) 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. This swashbuckling thriller will have you sitting on the edge of your seat until the last ounce of revenge is exacted. Directed by Kevin Reynolds
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 am
Free
Films, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002): Historical Adventure (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)

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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8:00 am
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Fairs, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors

Workshop | 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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9:00 am
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Workshops, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, 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 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, 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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9:30 am
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Workshops, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Saturday Yoga

Workshop | Beach Yoga


Instructor Sonia leads yoga practice combining meditation and movement. Bring sunscreen, yoga mat, water, towel, yoga blocks, and yoga strap. Saturdays. June 19, 2021-August 28, 2021 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Beach 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
10:00 am
Free
Workshops, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, 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 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Moves with Lim&oacute;n Dance

Fair | Waterfront Market: Music, Food, Antiques, Clothing, Roller Skating


The market offers food, shopping, family-friendly activities and entertainment: music, accessories, clothing, jewelry, pet supplies, beauty products, pottery and much more. Every Sat and Sun, 10 am - 5 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Waterfront Market: Music, Food, Antiques, Clothing, Roller Skating

Workshop | Dance Fitness Class


A free dance fitness class. This class is good for participants of all fitness levels. Saturdays, July 3-October 16, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Dance Fitness Class

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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11:00 am
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Fairs, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Street Market: Food Vendors, Collectables, Decor Items and More

Workshop | Watercolor Native Plants Workshop


Spend a fun day learning how to capture the world in watercolors as you paint. In this class you will finish one painting of the given subject, all levels are welcome and lots of personal coaching will be provided. They will provide all materials.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Watercolor Native Plants Workshop

Museums | Folk Art: Diverse and Rich


The museum's collection includes more than eight thousand works of art from four centuries and nearly every continent--from compelling portraits and dazzling quilts to powerful works by living artists in a variety of mediums. Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday, 11:30 am-6:00 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Folk Art: Diverse and Rich

Jazz | An Afternoon of Outdoor Jazz


An afternoon of great music featuring Patience Higgins with Cyrus Chestnut, Curtis Lundy, Ronnie Burrage; Charles Butler & The Blues Bandits; Return of the Frozen Earth featuring Paul Brown; Eddie Allen & Friends and other guests. Bring your picnic basket and chair (or blanket) and enjoy
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, An Afternoon of Outdoor Jazz

Festival | Cemí-Libre Block Party Celebration


Artist-in-Residence Miguel Luciano hosts a block party celebrating the exhibition Cemí-Libre, on view at Hope Community Inc.'s Galería del Barrio. The exhibition features work Luciano produced during his three-year residency at The Met, where he explored the historic connections between the Museum and the East Harlem community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Festivals, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Cem&iacute;-Libre Block Party Celebration

Play | Critical Care, or Rehearsing for a Nurse: Street Theater


A play about a young lady named Rose, who is studying to be a nurse. She takes a job in a nursing home so that she will be able to pay her tuition, books, and living expenses. But COVID-19 rears its ugly head, and Rose has a big fight on her hands, to help to save her city and her own future as a pediatric nurse. In this beautiful story, the old and the new, the old and the young, all come together, to assure us that this pandemic will end, and together, we shall survive.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Critical Care, or Rehearsing for a Nurse: Street Theater

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 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Island Bird Walk

Workshop | A Workshop of Indonesian Music and Dance


As a vast archipelago, Indonesia has more than 17,000 islands. In this special event, Saung Budaya, an acclaimed New York-based Indonesian dance group, will present the music and dance of Sumatra, one of the largest islands, focusing on the Acehnese, Minangkabau, and Batak peoples. The company will lead a short interactive workshop on Acehnese song with accompanying movements.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, A Workshop of Indonesian Music and Dance

Jazz | Jazz Quartet


Jazz guitarist Tsutomu Nakai and improvisation master performs with his qurtet.   The event will be held indoors for rain.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Jazz Quartet

Festival | Wildflowers Festival: Performances, Art, Tours, Activities on a Rooftop


A day of activities, art, entertainment, and educational opportunities on a premier green roof. Programming will include: -- Multi-media visual arts & performances curated by NOoSPHERE Arts -- Native plant sale and Kingsland Wildflowers harvested seed giveaway -- Guided green rooftop tours with Alive Structures and Newtown Creek Alliance -- Creekside marine ecology activities -- Family-friendly and educational activities -- And more
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Festivals, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Wildflowers Festival: Performances, Art, Tours, Activities on a Rooftop

Performance | Famous Theater Company: Shakespeare-Inspired Performances


Breaking traditional theatrical molds, this acclaimed theater company invites people to gather in public venues and play a role in creating each show. It will offer the audience an opportunity to participate in a kind of narrative that speaks to the collective and individual resilience, healing, and joy in this long-awaited moment to be together again. Featuring: Shakespeare: Call and Response Conceived and directed by Patricia McGregor. Text by William Shakespeare. Rooted in the vibrant interplay between performers and audience, this is a celebration of text, music, dance, and improvisation with a live crowd. The piece centers on four actors who transform into a variety of roles based on feedback from the audience and is anchored by an iambic-spitting MC and DJ duo. Verses @ Work - The Abridged Mix Created and performed by Malik Work. Directed by Vernice Miller. "The griot from New York, Shakespeare of the streets" Malik Work tells a story that begins in the heart of early millennium NYC nightlife, when the worlds of live hip-hop and jazz begin to intertwine historically, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The music eventually takes a backseat to a tumultuous journey on which Malik is transformed. The lessons of said journey are captured in this modern-day version of epic poetry, steeped in the legacy of oral tradition. Stage for Healing and Resilience This invites audiences into a space of reflection and meditation. in which artists share their own narratives of resilience and hope in spoken word, poems, monologues, and songs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:30 pm
Free
Performances, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Famous Theater Company: Shakespeare-Inspired Performances

Concert | Outdoor Live Music with 2 Acts


5pm: Gina D'Soto - Always comfortable and very real, Gina D’Soto graces every stage with her energetic, soulful and powerful vocals; The 22-year-old singer-songwriter and arranger is one of the first prominent Cuban musicians to emerge out of the late 90’s generation, with a sound best described as the blending of jazz, soul, fusion and Cuban traditions. 7pm: Culture Lab Crew - The house band.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Outdoor Live Music with 2 Acts

Workshop | Caribbean Zumba


Let’s get ready to Zumbaaa! A Caribbean-inspired dance class featuring a variety of styles and dances that include bachata, calypso, reggae, salsa and more. All experience levels welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Caribbean Zumba

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 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Saturday Live Music

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 Sat, Sun at 6 pm until Aug 1.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, 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
6:30 pm
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Plays, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, The Count of Monte Cristo: Adaptation of Dumas' Classic Novel

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
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Plays, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, King Lear -- with a Happy Ending

Concert | Two Up-and-Coming Musicians Present New Works


A night with Riley Mulherkar and Ella Bric, two up-and-coming artists. This is a concert series that encourages artists to take risks, work out new or existing material, collaborations, and projects for an intimate concert experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Two Up-and-Coming Musicians Present New Works

Hike | Sunset Hike


As the sun hangs low over on the horizon, the park morphs into a magical realm. Witness the wonder of sunset with the Urban Park Rangers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Hikes, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Sunset Hike

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 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Merry Wives: Shakespeare Adaptation in the Park

Movie in a Park | The Lion KIng (2019): Remake with the Voices of Beyoncé and Seth Rogen


After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. Director: Jon Favreau Stars: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen Movie starts after sunset.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, The Lion KIng (2019): Remake with the Voices of Beyonc&eacute; and Seth Rogen

Movie in a Park | Moana (2016): Animated Disney Adventure


In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall. With Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, July 31, 2021, 07/31/2021, Moana (2016): Animated Disney Adventure
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