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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 20, 2022?

40 free events take place on Wednesday, July 20 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 20 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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40 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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Workshop | Figure Al Fresco


This event offers a unique setting to observe and sketch the human figure. Each week a model will strike short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Drawing materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Figure Al Fresco

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Park Walks, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Park Walk | Beat the Heat Park Walk (online)


Escape the sweltering concrete jungle by cooling off in the park. Our experienced guides have planned the perfect itinerary for you to beat the heat this summer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Park Walks, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Beat the Heat Park Walk (online)

Jazz | Piano in the Park


New York City's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Piano in the Park

Jazz | Jazz Wednesday


Jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guests play standards from the American Songbook. Bill Wurtzel began playing guitar at age 9, and was a radio and TV country music performer by age 12. He attended art school and had a career as an award-winning advertising creative director. He continued to play professionally and switched to music full time in 1989. Bill has played worldwide with many jazz legends, including the Count Basie Countsmen, Wild Bill Davis, Bill Doggett, Jimmy McGriff, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, singers Gloria Lynne and Terri Thornton, as well as Paul Simon. Bill is a director of the Jazz Foundation of America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Jazz Wednesday

Workshop | Knitting in the Park


Cast on al fresco with fellow enthusiasts and experts to guide your knits and purls. Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, a yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Workshops, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Knitting in the Park

Film | Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946): Spy Film Noir


The innocent daughter of a war criminal is persuaded to help a U.S. agent trap a Nazi mastermind now living in Brazil. Starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, and Claude Rains. 1946 | NR | 102 minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946): Spy Film Noir

Discussion | Democracy Dialogues (online)


Attacks against the press in Mexico have increased by 85 percent since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office. According to a recent report, it is the most deadly period for journalist since records began to be kept.   The host of Democracy Dialogues Eric Farnsworth hosts a one-on-one interview on press freedom and other democratic challenges with John Feeley, former U.S. ambassador to Panama and the first executive director of the Organization of American States' Center for Media Integrity of the Americas. Launched only a few weeks ago, the Center aims to promote and support the practice of independent, non-interest affiliated journalism and social media production in the Americas.   In this iteration of Democracy Dialogues, Ambassador Feeley will talk us through recent developments in Brazil and Mexico while underscoring the importance of defending press freedom to guarantee a sustainable democracy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Democracy Dialogues (online)

Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


A community of artists of all skill levels are inspired by our surroundings to create with drawing materials, pastels and watercolors. Embolden your artwork amidst the flower-filled and seasonally evolving palette of the verdant gardens. An artist/educator will provide ideas and instruction. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Workshops, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Elements of Nature Drawing

Workshop | Juggling in the City


Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in Midtown Manhattan. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Juggling in the City

Discussion | Artist Talk: Museo Escultórico (online)


Artist and curator Pedro Reyes will be in conversation with Tie Jojima and Rachel Remick, co-curators of the exhibition Geles Cabrera: Museo Escultórico.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Artist Talk: Museo Escult&oacute;rico (online)

Workshop | Big City Fishing


Big City Fishing is back. Come drop a line during this catch-and-release fishing program. More than 200 species of fish are found in the Hudson River and its tributaries, including over 85 species within the Estuarine Sanctuary waters. They provide all the necessary equipment and an on-site fishing tutorial. Beginners and experts alike are encouraged to come for a relaxing and educational experience at the water’s edge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Big City Fishing

Park Walk | Tide Deck Tour


Explore the Tide Deck, a rocky tidal marsh located on the western end of a pier in the park. Learn more about this special environment and the animals that inhabit the 400-acre Estuarine Sanctuary. Start times: 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Tide Deck Tour

Discussion | Art and the Environment


An engaging conversation with New York City-based artists Tatiana Arocha and Sarah Cameron Sunde who will discuss their environmentally inspired projects. The discussion will be moderated by Kendal Henry, who has thirty years of experience curating exhibitions, specializing in public art projects across the globe, including Tatiana’s artwork. The panel will explore the ways each artist incorporate elements of earth and water in their practice to call attention to society’s complex relationship with and impact on the environment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Art and the Environment

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: An Evening to Relish


New York City artist Steve Marcus shows his series of new artworks inspired by one of the many great Jewish contributions to American culture - the hot dog! Relish the chance to visit the Museum at Eldridge Street after-hours, and view our new exhibition, Steve Marcus: Top Dog of Kosher Pop Art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Gallery Talks, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Artist Talk: An Evening to Relish

Concert | Daya, Grammy-Winning Singer/Songwriter


Daya is a 22-year-old singer and songwriter born in Pennsylvania who emerged at the age of 16 with a double-platinum debut single "Hide Away". She won a Grammy Award for her nine-times-platinum song "Don't Let Me Down" in collaboration with the Chainsmokers. She earned gold certification on her debut album Sit Still, Look Pretty and has opened for the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen and MARINA. Her new project, The Difference, places her in a moodier and more minimalist sonic terrain while spotlighting her radiant vocal presence that's made her a successful featured artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Daya, Grammy-Winning Singer/Songwriter

Classical Music | Grammy Award-Winning String Quartet


The Grammy Award-winning Attacca Quartet has been described as "close to epitomizing the string quartet ideal: four strikingly individual players with the ability to speak eloquently in one voice" by The Washington Post, and as "one of the most versatile and outstanding ensembles of the moment--a quartet for modern times" by The Nation. In this performance, the quartet responds to a public art installation in the park by Cristina Iglesias--her first temporary project in the United States--which situates five bronze sculptural pools within the park to conjure the memory of an ancient stream that once flowed through the site.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Grammy Award-Winning String Quartet

Workshop | IronStrength and Zumba Workout


A summer workouts in the heart of NYC. Strength and dance. All ages and levels of fitness and dancing ability are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, IronStrength and Zumba Workout

Workshop | Ironstrength Workout


From shadowboxing to dance to strength training, a wide range of free fitness classes has something to suit every taste.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Ironstrength Workout

Poetry Reading | Poets on the Plaza


After the past few years, we could all use a little more poetry in our lives. This is an open air performance of thought-provoking and politically driven spoken word, poetry readings and insightful wordplay presented by a mix of the world’s most acclaimed and most promising authors. Each evening will feature multiple artist-authors, handpicked with an emphasis on diversity of lived experience and unique perspective.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Poets on the Plaza

Concert | Singer-Musician from Guinea


Enjoy music by Famoro Dioubate, an esteemed griot, an oral historian-musician from Guinea, West Africa. Famoro Dioubate is a master of the balafon (xylophone), a court instrument dating to the founding of the Mande Empire in the year 1235. In 1998, he moved to New York City, where he has been active as a bandleader, music arranger, composer, teacher, and featured artist at traditional West African events. He founded his band Kakande in 2002. When he released his first CD in 2008, he received the support of the iconic Mory Kanté, who joined Kakande on their East Coast release tour. Kakande is an 8-piece band featuring some of the most talented musicians of New York City,
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Singer-Musician from Guinea

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Namaste! Unwind from the day with outdoor yoga. Immerse yourself in this meditative practice- surrounded by the Hudson’s peaceful aura. Strengthen the body and cultivate awareness in a relaxed environment as your instructor guides you through alignments and poses. All levels are welcome. Bringing your own mat is encouraged, as provided accessories are first come first serve.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Sunset Yoga

Workshop | Yoga in the Park (in-person and online)


They welcome all levels of practice. Every pose can be modified, adapted or adjusted to your liking.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Yoga in the Park (in-person and online)

Workshop | Zumba Workout


Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system. The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Broadway Busker Performs in a Park


A performance featuring Jen Sánchez.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Broadway Busker Performs in a Park

Workshop | HIIT on the River


From guided meditation and refreshing yoga to high-intensity workouts and weekly run clubs, there’s something for all skill levels to enjoy this summer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Yoga: Evening Salute to the Sun


End your day with Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Wednesdays, July 6- Spetember 28, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Yoga: Evening Salute to the Sun

Author Reading | Picasso's War: How Modern Art Came to America


Hugh Eakin presents a riveting story of how dueling ambitions and the power of prodigy made America the cultural center of the world—and Picasso the most famous artist alive—in the shadow of World War II In January 1939, Pablo Picasso was renowned in Europe but disdained by many in the United States. One year later, Americans across the country were clamoring to see his art. How did the controversial leader of the Paris avant-garde break through to the heart of American culture? The answer begins a generation earlier, when a renegade Irish American lawyer named John Quinn set out to build the greatest collection of Picassos in existence. His dream of a museum to house them died with him, until it was rediscovered by Alfred H. Barr, Jr., a cultural visionary who, at the age of twenty-seven, became the director of New York’s new Museum of Modern Art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$5
Author Readings, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Picasso's War: How Modern Art Came to America

Video | Dance on Film: Vitruvian (online)


A solo performance by Jerron Herman, Vitruvian explores the ways natural phenomena and history enter and live in the body. This video work shares allegorical tale of the life cycle of the Vitruvian man as he traverses multiple hemispheres.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Videos, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Dance on Film: Vitruvian (online)

Concert | Grammy-Winning Singer/Songwriter


Simply put, Brooklyn-born singer, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and all-around keyboard master Cory Henry is the future of music. A Grammy winner with his old band Snarky Puppy, he's since made a name for himself as a solo artist and producer earning four Grammy nominations including Kanye West, Erik Bellinger and his own self-produced album. Henry has also gone on to lay his vocals, instrumentals and production skills to recent releases from global superstars Rosalia, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Imagine Dragons and more. With a DJ set from Soho Radio's Rustam Ospanoff, spanning the deepest soul sounds from around the world
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Grammy-Winning Singer/Songwriter

Author Reading | New Asian American Fiction (online)


Welcome authors Nawaaz Ahmed (Radiant Fugitives), Jackson Bliss (Amnesia of June Bugs), Melissa Chadburn (A Tiny Upward Shove), Tracey Lien (All That's Left Unsaid), and Soon Wiley (When We Fell Apart) to the stage for a unique, round-robin style reading.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, New Asian American Fiction (online)

Jazz | Noted Jazz Percussionist


Swing by and celebrate all things jazz. As a spirited tribute to NYC's storied history, this park-favorite series features local jazz legends in a lineup of free performances on Manhattan's riverfront. Combining smooth tunes with beautiful evenings, the event keeps music an integral part of public programming. Featuring: Deeply rooted and influenced by her East Coast background, percussionist Camille Gainer Jones marches to the beat of her own drum, literally. Surrounded by the influence of artists James Brown, Count Basie, Marcus Miller and others, the drummer's eclectic sound fuses soul, reggae, R&B, hip hop, jazz and rock.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Noted Jazz Percussionist

Jazz | Saxophonist Showcases Modern Spirituality


Saxophonist/Sound Artist/DJ Eli Fola plays in the visual art world; powerful imagery showcasing Afrohouse and spirituality in a modern context.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Saxophonist Showcases Modern Spirituality

Jazz | Virtuoso Jazz Drummer


Inspired by the musicianship of greats such as Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Jackie McLean, Cannonball Adderley, Dr. Billy Taylor, Art Blakey, and Billy Higgins, drummer Winard Harper has been the leader and musical inspiration for a vibrant sextet for almost a decade. The group appears regularly all over the United States from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to Yoshi's, the legendary West Coast jazz club. Although clearly the dominant force behind this extraordinarily gifted ensemble, Harper has surrounded himself with superbly talented young guardians of the jazz tradition (including Lawrence Clark, Ameen Saleem, Josh Evans, Stacy Dillard, and Alioune Faye), who are as entertaining to watch as they are to listen to. Constantly in reverence of his predecessors while remaining innovative in his own right, Harper has become one of the most celebrated drummers in jazz. He is a virtuoso on the drum set as well as the balafon, the West African equivalent of the marimba. Critics have written that Winard is as pleasing and entertaining to watch as he is to hear.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Virtuoso Jazz Drummer

Classical Music | The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra Performs Mozart, Gershwin and more...


Conductor: Louis Langree. Soloist: Conrad Tao, piano. The evening opens with the overture to Bologne's lone surviving complete opera, L'Amant anonyme. The virtuosic pianist Conrad Tao joins for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 and Still's "Out of the Silence" from his impressionistic Seven Traceries, arranged for piano, flute, and strings. The evening culminates with Tao and the orchestra performing Gershwin's jazz-tinged Rhapsody in Blue. PROGRAM: Bologne (1745 - 1799) Overture to L'amant anonyme Mozart ( (1756-91) Piano Concerto No. 17 William Grant Still ( 1895 - 1978) "Out of the Silence," from Seven Traceries Gershwin ( 1898 - 1937) Rhapsody in Blue
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra Performs Mozart, Gershwin and more...

Comedy Club | Comedy Underground


Get ready, get set, and go into fifth gear with the most fun you've ever had in a parking lot. Comedy Underground brings the fun of the downtown comedy club to the Upper West Side, without a two-drink minimum. Wali Collins (Hulu, Comedy Central) and Suzette Simon (NY Laughs) curate a free and truly underground line-up of stand-up from a pair of the sharpest up-and-coming New York City comedians. You’ll split your sides laughing and possibly even learn how to parallel park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Comedy Underground

Movie in a Park | Marry Me (2022): Star Weds Stranger, with Owen WIlson, Jennifer Lopez


Music superstars Kat Valdez and Bastian are getting married before a global audience of fans. But when Kat learns, seconds before her vows, that Bastian has been unfaithful, she instead decides to marry Charlie, a stranger in the crowd. Director: Kat Coiro Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, Marry Me (2022): Star Weds Stranger, with Owen WIlson, Jennifer Lopez

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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Movie in a Park | David Mamet's State and Main (2000): When Showbiz Comes to Town, with Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy


A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz. Director: David Mamet Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Rebecca Pidgeon 105 min. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m.. The movie starts after sunset, at around 8:30 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
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Movie in a Parks, July 20, 2022, 07/20/2022, David Mamet's State and Main (2000): When Showbiz Comes to Town, with Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy
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