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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 17, 2022?

20 free events take place on Sunday, July 17 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 17 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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20 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Sunday, July 17, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.
        

Park Walk | Park Tour: Nature Walk


Learn about the park’s wildlife with knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the park’s esplanade. Be sure to bring your binoculars and have your camera ready.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Park Walks, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Park Tour: Nature Walk

Fair | Flea Market: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More


Shop for vintage clothing, furniture, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, art, handicrafts, and more. Every Sun 10 am - 5 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Flea Market: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Street Fair

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Street Fair

Workshop | Sunday Tai Chi


Richard Anton Diaz helps you learn and practice Tai Chi made easy, to follow slow-moving martial art movements with countless health benefits for all ages and fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Sundays, June to October 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Sunday Tai Chi

Museums | Tiffany Glass and Other Exhibitions


The collection of Tiffany's leaded glass includes an extraordinary array of floral and geometric lamps as well as landscape and figural windows. A unique feature of the collection is a vast, one-of-a-kind archive of original flat glass and pressed-glass "jewels" used by Tiffany Studios, which provides valuable insight into the development of the stained-glass movement in America at the turn of the twentieth century. Established in 1972, this art museum's permanent collection consists of around 10,000 items, over 6,000 of which are documents and objects related to the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs, some of which are on long-term display.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Tiffany Glass and Other Exhibitions

Workshop | Sun Gaze


The Amateur Astronomers Association returns with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Sun Gaze

Author Reading | Also A Poet: by NY Times-bestselling Author Ada Calhoun


Ada Calhoun reads and discusses her latest book, Also A Poet: Frank O'Hara, My Father, and Me. In a staggering memoir, the author is tracing her fraught relationship with her father and their shared obsession with a great poet, Frank O'Hara. Ada Calhoun is the author of St. Marks Is Dead, Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give, and Why We Can't Sleep. She has written for the New York Times, the New Republic, and the Washington Post.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Author Readings, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Also A Poet: by NY Times-bestselling Author Ada Calhoun

Classical Music | Organ Music at a Church


Organ recital by Michael Britt.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:15 pm
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Concerts, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Organ Music at a Church

Jazz | Jazz Open Mic


Every Sunday, there's a featured performer, and today it's Isadora, vocalist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Concerts, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Jazz Open Mic

Dance Performance | Quince: A Celebration of Quinceanera, the Latin American Rite of Passage


This event celebrates a Quinceanera, the Latin American cultural touchstone and rite of passage, in an evening-long celebration co-created by Camilo Quiroz-Vazquez and Ellpetha Tsivicos, founder's of One Whale's Tale, in collaboration with The Bushwick Starr. Featuring live music, dance performances, food, and mesmerizing art, it will surely be a night to remember.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Quince: A Celebration of Quinceanera, the Latin American Rite of Passage

Jazz | Jazz Underground


Whether it’s in reference to the subterranean clubs where legendary performers have traditionally honed their chops or to the lingo of the knowingly hip in-crowd, the underground tradition in jazz is an important and lasting part of that music’s history. A handpicked selection of young lions and venerable instrumentalists will congregate to delight audiences at this pop-up bar and performance stage.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Jazz Underground

Concert | Latin Grammy-Winning Brazilian Singer


Ranked by Rolling Stone as the third greatest Brazilian singer of all time, Ney Matogrosso came up in the '70s with Secos e Molhados, but his flamboyant stage theatrics, loud costumes, and singular high-pitched countertenor voice have made him one of those distinctly unique artists to come out of Latin America in the 20th century. Recipient of a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Matogrosso will perform in a rare visit to the US. The self-described "pachanga folk" band Francisco El Hombre created their latest album Casa Francisco in isolation under the watchful eye of videocameras, livestreaming its production as a pseudo-reality show. Their 2017 song "Triste, Louca ou Ma" was nominated for a Latin Grammy. The showcase also features two artists from the motherland: Lisbon's Fado Bicha, a queer, anti-racist, feminist duo pushing the boundaries of traditional fado and challenging Portugal's political status quo, and DJ set by Surma, a one-woman-band who wields a dozen instruments to accompany an ethereal voice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Latin Grammy-Winning Brazilian Singer

Play | Emma: Jane Austen Adapted to 1950s Newport


Based on the novel by Jane Austen and adapted by Susane Lee, this production of Emma is set in 1950s Newport, Rhode Island in this new, comedic adaptation about a young, spoiled woman whose greatest amusement is playing matchmaker.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Emma: Jane Austen Adapted to 1950s Newport

Concert | Swing Music on the River


Vibrant live music accompanied by a spectacular sunsets over the river. Featuring: Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists, the vibrant sounds of New York City swing
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Swing Music on the River

Concert | Celebrating Writer and Conductor Greg Tate


Gregory Stephen Ionman Tate (1957-2021) was a giant of Black radical thought and creativity, and a conductor of incandescent, community-driven music. Tate's body of writing as an influential critic would be enough to enshrine him as a cultural icon, but he is equally important to a generation of musicians as both the co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the complete creative freedom of Black artists; and the creator of Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber, a sprawling, omnivorous, and outrageously accomplished improv collective. Under his co-leadership, BSAC has issued more than 20 releases in its two-decade history, featuring a cavalcade of virtuoso musicians. Tate's sudden passing in December 2021 was a blow to his many loved ones, friends, collaborators, and admirers around the globe. For this homecoming concert, curated and presented with The Tate Family at one of his favorite venues, more than thirty BSAC members will perform in celebration and tribute to one of the most essential voices in the history of 21st Century Avant Groidd music and thought.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Celebrating Writer and Conductor Greg Tate

Play | Richard III: Shakespeare Drama Outdoors


Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara (Slave Play, The Public’s Barbecue) brings his sharp wit and storytelling genius with a bold new production of Richard III. One of Shakespeare’s most indelible villains, Richard is determined to be King. Following his lust for power and the throne, he manipulates, kidnaps, and kills all who stand between him and his throne, using brilliant words and dark charm to conceal his dismantling of government and justice. This masterful dive into the muddy middle between political genius and violent power grab arrives with piercing relevancy and electrifying drama.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Plays, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Richard III: Shakespeare Drama Outdoors

Play | Twelfth Night: "Afrofuturistic" Take on the Shakespeare Classic


Shakespeare’s classic gets an “Afrofuturistic” makeover. This interpretation will engage with the global conversation around equity and inclusion. It features a majority-Black creative team including director Carl Cofield, Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Associate Artistic Director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Twelfth Night: "Afrofuturistic" Take on the Shakespeare Classic

Dancing | Silent Disco


DJ Mickey Pérez spins the sounds at the city’s largest outdoor dance floor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Dancings, July 17, 2022, 07/17/2022, Silent Disco
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