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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 22, 2022?

31 free events take place on Friday, July 22 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 22 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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31 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, July 22, 2022

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free events nyc Orchestra of St. Luke's Outdoors: Chamber Music by Mozart, Gounod and More
free events nyc Emma: Jane Austen Adapted to 1950s Newport
free events nyc 25-Piece All-Woman Orchestra Plays Pop, Broadway, and More
free events nyc Preeminent Jazz Trumpeter Who's Worked with Bobby Short and Nancy WIlson
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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 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Street Fair

Gallery Talk | Scenes in the Archive: An Exhibition Talk (online)


A conversation between art historians Nadine Hahn-Rübe and Antje Krause-Wahl held on the occasion of Walter Pfeiffer’s Swiss Institute survey. In 1974, Walter Pfeiffer was part of the exhibition Transformer: Aspekte der Travestie curated by Jean-Christophe Ammann at Kunstmuseum Luzern. Transformer is known today as one of the first exhibitions in Europe presenting queer subject positions. In 2001, Jean-Christophe Ammann donated his personal archive to the Museum MMK für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt am Main. In a look in the archive and its ephemera, the lecture will investigate the scenes in which the curator and Walter Pfeiffer were involved during the 1970s and early 1980s.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Scenes in the Archive: An Exhibition Talk (online)

Workshop | Beekeeping Class


In this instructional class, you’ll learn about honey bee colonies and the vital role they play in the natural environment. The classes welcome gardeners, prospective beekeepers, and anyone interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Beekeeping Class

Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Juggling in the Park

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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Concerts, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Piano in the Park

Classical Music | Orchestra of St. Luke's Outdoors: Chamber Music by Mozart, Gounod and More


The concert features a piece for wind quintet by Valerie Coleman, Performance Today's 2020 Classical Woman of the Year. Coleman also has a special relationship to wind music: a Grammy-nominated flutist as well as composer, she is the creator and founder of the acclaimed Imani Winds ensemble. Gounod's Petite Symphonie in B-flat for winds and Mozart's Serenade in E-flat, K. 375 complete the program. Orchestra of St. Luke's grew out of a chamber ensemble that gathered in the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village in 1974. Now St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble consists of 24 virtuoso artists with a diverse repertoire spanning Baroque to contemporary. The ensemble forms the artistic core of the Orchestra of St. Luke's, one of America's foremost ensembles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Orchestra of St. Luke's Outdoors: Chamber Music by Mozart, Gounod and More

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 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Juggling in the City

Film | Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991): Adventure Film with Robin Williams, Julia Roberts


A workaholic yuppie lawyer remembers he was once Peter Pan after Captain Hook kidnaps his children. This forces the miserable man to rediscover his inner-child while returning to Neverland to rescue them and become a better father. Starring: Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, and Maggie Smith Wireless listening device are needed to hear the film. Rating (PG) Runtime: 145 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991): Adventure Film with Robin Williams, Julia Roberts

Play | This Hair I Tear Is Mine: Lost at Sea


This is, quite simply, a play about being lost at sea. Less simply, stories, real and imagined, interlock across generations in this playful exploration of longing, identity, gender and art. What does it mean to seek connection in the face of abandonment? And is it even possible to find paradise - at sea or elsewhere? Written by Evie Mason.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free
Plays, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, This Hair I Tear Is Mine: Lost at Sea

Workshop | Game Nights in the Park


Stop in during weekly game nights and socials to learn a new game, hone your skills, and meet new people
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Game Nights in the Park

Opening Reception | AllStar Art Show: Group Exhibition


This show was created around the concept of starting a new visual arts renaissance in Modern NYC. Bringing together art enthusiasts to explore the stories and worlds of the AllStar Artists through their art and connect art lovers together, and experience a weekend of Art Magic and memories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, AllStar Art Show: Group Exhibition

Opening Reception | And Then...2022: Group Show


A thesis exhibition of visual stories by five graduates of the MFA Visual Narrative class of 2022, curated by faculty Anelisa Garfunkel and Christina Roussos. A statement from the curators reads, "The projects in this exhibition will take you from the streets of New York to the forest floor to a distant planet of strangely familiar creatures."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, And Then...2022: Group Show

Opening Reception | Blakelee Pieroni: Interworlding


A solo exhibition by NYC-based artist Blakelee Pieroni. The exhibition features a collection of works that were conceptualized and born during the Covid-19 pandemic. Blakelee uses large-scale canvases and immersive media to express a variety of reactions within this unprecedented time; ultimately demanding the viewer to question their role, their participation, and their observations in correlation to the work in front of them. The artist believes that by constructing abstract displays of current events, rational thought and moral obligations will not only be challenged but changed.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Blakelee Pieroni: Interworlding

Dancing | Charanga and Salsa Dancing


Following instruction from performer Talia Castro-Pozo and a warm up mix of timeless salsa hits from DJ John John, the dance floor comes alive with a set from beloved Bronx Charanga ensemble Tipica '73. Formed by veterans of the legendary Ray Barretto Orchestra, Tipica '73 is renowned for its decade-long run of pachanga and salsa albums released on New York's iconic Fania label, including the classic Into the Eighties LP. Original members bongosero Johnny "Dandy" Rodríguez and pianist Sonny Bravo will be among the salsa maestros taking part in this celebratory concert featuring some of the band's most fondly remembered songs. Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm Dance lesson at 6:30 pm Live music at 7:30 pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Charanga and Salsa Dancing

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
6:30 pm
Pay-what-you-can...
Plays, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Emma: Jane Austen Adapted to 1950s Newport

Workshop | Meditation 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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Workshops, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Meditation on the River

Workshop | Sunset Jam on the River


Rhythm and grooves fill the air at this Friday evening program. Follow the lead of professional drummers as they guide you through the pulsating beats of traditional African drumming techniques and methods. Drums provided, dancing welcome!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Sunset Jam on the River

Concert | 25-Piece All-Woman Orchestra Plays Pop, Broadway, and More


The Broadway Sinfonietta is a highly acclaimed, all-women and majority-women-of-color orchestra making its anticipated full-orchestra debut under the musical direction of Macy Schmidt. The 25-piece ensemble brings a varied program including signatures like "You're Gonna Hear from Me," hits from recent projects such as the TikTok musical Ratatouille, a preview of music from the orchestra's upcoming debut album, and brand-new commissions and arrangements. Putting an orchestral spin on indie pop, classic Broadway, and contemporary musical theatre, the evening's program explores the idea of finding one's voice--and what to do with it once found. Led by a rotation of accomplished women guest conductors, the performance also features singers Arielle Jacobs and Solea Pfeiffer with additional guest vocalists from Broadway to be announced.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, 25-Piece All-Woman Orchestra Plays Pop, Broadway, and More

Dance Performance | Rowing Upstream: Outdoor Dance


Zoe Map's Rowing Upstream is an unapologetic, abstract and dreamy performance. Three entities lost in the middle of a parallel dimension will use shamanic dance rituals to manage evil, save humanity and the environment from full destruction. However, realistically, it's all already gone. Humanity is living in a projection of their own memories. Rowing Upstream takes inspiration from a typical manga narrative, where the apocalypse is seemingly always nearby. On the stage, the story is translated in a combination of dance styles used for specific tasks as super powers. In this staged vision, the versatile dancers become actors of life, where human emotions are suspended and spiritual practice is the only way to dominate ego and instinct for a deeper awakening. Those rituals become the exact moments where the dancer is the most vulnerable and shows all their divinity. Zoe Map is a multi- award winning filmmaker, dancer, and choreographer. In 2013 she opened a space for artistic expression and performance called "Exit Room". The unconventional gallery hosted and supported artists from all over the world and enjoyed a following of art critiques, art buyers and journalists who always promoted and reviewed her unique projects .
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Rowing Upstream: Outdoor Dance

Play | The Winter's Tale: Rarely Staged Shakespeare Drama


The Drilling Company returns with this unique offering or ourdoor Shakespeare. The Winter's Tale is a rarely-produced curiosity of the Shakespearean canon. Director Hamilton Clancy is re-envisioning the story of kings who are cruel without cause into a modern-ish tale of a highly dysfunctional dynasty in Manhattan and upstate New York. Clancy has couched the play in the modern world to reflect the tensions of our time. Jealous King Leontes, the play's central character, cannot accept truth that is self-evident and issues of probity and deception dominate the play, as in America today. Clancy asks, "What proof do you need to know something is a lie? And how easily will we accept a lie if it suits our expectations?" He asserts that the January 6 Committee's hearings made this aspect of the play impossible to ignore.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, The Winter's Tale: Rarely Staged Shakespeare Drama

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 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Dance on Film: Vitruvian (online)

Jazz | Preeminent Jazz Trumpeter Who's Worked with Bobby Short and Nancy WIlson


Jeremy Pelt has become one of the preeminent young trumpeters within the world of jazz. Forging a bond with the Mingus Big Band very early on, as his career progressed, Pelt built upon these relationships and many others which eventually lead to collaborations with some of the genre's greatest masters. These projects include performances and recordings with Cliff Barbaro, Keter Betts, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Ravi Coltrane, Frank Foster, Winard Harper, Jimmy Heath, Vincent Herring, John Hicks, Charli Persip, Ralph Peterson, Lonnie Plaxico, Bobby Short, Cedar Walton, Frank Wess, Nancy Wilson and The Skatalites, to name a few. Pelt frequently performs alongside such notable ensembles as the Roy Hargrove Big Band, The Village Vanguard Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Big Band, and is a member of the Lewis Nash Septet and The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band featuring Louis Hayes. As a leader, Pelt has recorded ten albums and has toured globally with his various ensembles, appearing at many major jazz festivals and concert venues. Pelt's recordings and performances have earned him critical acclaim, both nationally and internationally. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal by legendary jazz writer and producer, Nat Hentoff, and was voted Rising Star on the trumpet, five years in a row by Downbeat Magazine and the Jazz Journalist Association. Pelt is currently touring throughout the United States and Europe in support of his latest release, "Make Noise!" (Highnote rec. 2017). calendar by Tockify
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Preeminent Jazz Trumpeter Who's Worked with Bobby Short and Nancy WIlson

Concert | Sunset Concert on the River


The sounds of summer brought right to the park with established and emerging NYC-based artists across a wide range of genres. There's no better way to kick off the weekend than with an evening of spectacular live music and signature sunsets right on the riverfront. From brass to choral, bass and more - there is something for everyone. Featuring: Los Cumpleanos
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Sunset Concert on the River

Dance Performance | The Disco Project Remix: Dance Reflecting on Lives Lost to AIDS


A new performance by award-winning choreographer, artist, and performer Neil Greenberg. Adapted from The Disco Project (1995), Greenberg’s recollection of lives lost to AIDS and an acceptance of his own HIV+ status, this updated remix stages elements of its original choreography in a response to the site’s current exhibition, Songs for a Memorial by Steven Evans.  Both works open up shared experiences of liberation, trauma, and survival through a transvisual inquiry into the power of LGBTQIA vocal anthems.  The audience hears instantly recognizable earworms of RuPaul, Sylvester, and Jimmy Somerville, while witnessing post-modern dance that subverts our expectations of their embodiment. These movements are executed within Evans’ sculptural installation of classic song titles such as “It’s Raining Men” and “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real),” rendered in glowing neon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, The Disco Project Remix: Dance Reflecting on Lives Lost to AIDS

Dance Performance | Sacred Earth: Enchanting, Colorful Dance


A dance performance by Ragamala Dance Company, accompanied live by a stellar musical ensemble from Chennai, India. Led by founder Ranee Ramaswamy and her daughter, Co-Artistic Director Aparna Ramaswamy, and rooted in the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam, Ragamala Dance Company presents an enchanting work for seven dancers and five musicians that explodes with color, rhythm, and ecstatic movement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Sacred Earth: Enchanting, Colorful Dance

Play | This Hair I Tear Is Mine: Lost at Sea


This is, quite simply, a play about being lost at sea. Less simply, stories, real and imagined, interlock across generations in this playful exploration of longing, identity, gender and art. What does it mean to seek connection in the face of abandonment? And is it even possible to find paradise - at sea or elsewhere? Written by Evie Mason.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, This Hair I Tear Is Mine: Lost at Sea

Dance Performance | South Indian Dance and Live Music


Ragamala Dance Company's Sacred Earth is an enchanting work for seven dancers accompanied live by an ensemble of five musicians that explodes with color, rhythm, and ecstatic movement. Ragamala Dance Company is the vision of award-winning mother/daughter artists Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy. Over the last four decades, Ranee and Aparna's practice in the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam has shifted the trajectory of culturally rooted performing arts in the United States to create an exemplary company within the American dance landscape. Chairs will be available but you are also permitted to bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, South Indian Dance and Live Music

Movie in a Park | Cruella (2021): Villianess's Origin with Emma Stone, Emma Thompson


A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil. Cruella De Vil is the main antagonist of Disney's 1961 animated feature film 101 Dalmatians. She is an eccentric, fashion-obsessed heiress who wishes to use the skins of 99 Dalmatian puppies to create a spotted fur coat. Regarded as a "witch" and "devil woman", Cruella's infatuation with furs drives her to murderous insanity. She commits immoral acts to satisfy her mania, such as kidnapping and slaughter. In her mad pursuits, Cruella is typically aided by her henchmen, Jasper and Horace. Director: Craig Gillespie Stars: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry 134 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Cruella (2021): Villianess's Origin with Emma Stone, Emma Thompson

Movie in a Park | The Money Order (1968): Everybody Wants a Piece


After jobless Ibrahima Dieng receives a money order for 25,000 francs from a nephew who works in Paris, news of his windfall quickly spreads among his neighbors, who flock to him for loans while he finds his attempts to cash the order stymied in a maze of bureaucracy, and new troubles rain down on his head. Directed by Ousmane Sembène With Makhouredia Gueye, Isseu Niang, Ynousse N’Diaye  91 min. In Wolof and French with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, The Money Order (1968): Everybody Wants a Piece

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 22, 2022, 07/22/2022, Twelfth Night: "Afrofuturistic" Take on the Shakespeare Classic
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