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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 28, 2022?

32 free events take place on Thursday, July 28 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 28 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) on Thursday, July 28, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Battery Park City North Neighborhood Walking Tour
free events nyc Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
free events nyc Uptown Bounce 2022
free events nyc Grammy-Winning Mississippi Hill Country Singer
free events nyc Everybody Tango!
free events nyc Love's Labour's Lost: Outdoor Shakespeare
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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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Workshops, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Juggling in the Park

Workshop | Financial Lit 101


Managing your money doesn’t have to be a mystery. Financial Lit 101 offers free workshops in basic finance topics that should have been taught in school, but wasn’t. Let instructors give you the basic tools you need to begin your journey to financial freedom.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Financial Lit 101

Jazz | Lunchtime Jazz


Come down to the park for lunch and let the students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music provide the soundtrack to your afternoon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Lunchtime Jazz

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 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Piano in the Park

Park Walk | Urban Farm Tour


Take a tour of an Urban Farm to learn about how they grow produce in the heart of downtown New York City
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Urban Farm Tour

Jazz | Jazz Quartet Live from Harlem (online)


A stalwart player with a six-decade career, bassist Calvin Hill has long been an in-demand collaborator for creative figureheads in jazz, including McCoy Tyner, Max Roach, George Coleman, Joanne Brackeen and Pharoah Sanders. Today he brings his own quartet, featuring Steve Johns, Michael Cochrane, and Joe Ford. The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and Jazz Foundation of America presents bassist Calvin Hill  and his quartet for a virtual concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Jazz Quartet Live from Harlem (online)

Performance | The Puppet Cycle: Small World Stories


Don't miss these roving puppet performances by Phantom Limb Company, which bring to life two new original short plays, and a musical number. Phantom Limb Company is the New York City-based partnership known for its distinctive storytelling, social engagement, and sophisticated visual style. Guaranteed to transport and delight, these roving puppet performances feature a team of puppets and puppeteers who will bring to life two original short plays by Dipika Guha and Jen Silverman, as well as a musical number. This family-friendly bill of marionette plays will be performed on a solar powered movable stage—a specially adapted cargo bike. Perfect for audiences of all ages. Start times: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, The Puppet Cycle: Small World Stories

Author Reading | Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: Video Game Lovers (online)


In Gabrielle Zevin's exhilarating novel, two friends—often in love, but never lovers—come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: Video Game Lovers (online)

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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Workshops, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Game Nights in the Park

City Walk | Battery Park City North Neighborhood Walking Tour


The third of three thematic walking tours of Battery Park City covers the north residential neighborhood, which was developed in several phases, beginning with Stuyvesant High School at the northeast edge and the esplanade and Rockefeller Park along the Hudson. A diagonal avenue lined with apartment buildings creates one face of the neighborhood, while the inner courts of the large blocks are connected by the delightful Teardrop Park. Located two blocks from ground zero, the tour will also explore the history and design of the Irish Hunger Memorial completed in 2001.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
City Walks, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Battery Park City North Neighborhood Walking Tour

Opening Reception | Charm City: Group Exhibition


A collection of materially-driven abstract works by artists who live in or have a deep connection to Baltimore, Maryland. Through material exploration, these artists push against traditions of art-making in abstraction. By utilizing found objects, fibers, undulating lines, maximalism, and deeply personalized processes, the artists are redefining abstraction while charming the eye in curious and playful ways. Baltimore is a gritty space with complicated narratives but is also a hotbed for creativity with an underground arts ecosystem unrivaled by most American cities of its size. This exhibition celebrates the abstract risk-takers who have been a constant in the Baltimore art scene. Together, these artists are shifting preconceived notions of Baltimore to one that centers community, creativity, and celebration, and by working through material-driven abstraction, the artists are asking viewers to truly feel Baltimore as it is today, a wonderfully diverse and welcoming creative haven.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Charm City: Group Exhibition

Opening Reception | Chunbum Park: The Expression of Onnagata: Fluidity and Timelessness


A solo exhibition by Chunbum Park (b. 1991, Seoul, South Korea), a figurative artist whose work explores gender fluidity, performance, and androgyny through the lens of the onnagata and Northeast Asian beauty.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Chunbum Park: The Expression of Onnagata: Fluidity and Timelessness

Dance Lesson | Afro Peruvian Mix Dance Lesson


Enjoy a free outdoor dance class in the heart of Midtown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Afro Peruvian Mix Dance Lesson

Dance Performance | Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


Program Details: Psukhe (Choreography by Andrea Miller) Saa Magni (Choreography by Yannick Lebrun) Reflections in D (Choreography by Alvin Ailey) Freedom Series (Choreography by Francesca Harper) This celebration includes performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, dance in classes and workshops led by Ailey's Arts In Education and Ailey Extension teachers and musicians, meet current students from the acclaimed Ailey School, and watch the stirring documentary Ailey out in the open air. Ailey is thrilled to bring dance to our fellow New Yorkers of all ages. Ailey Extension (2005) fulfills Mr. Ailey's life-long commitment to bringing dance to everyone by offering "real classes for real people." With nearly 40 weekly classes and special workshops each month, Ailey Extension invites students all over the world to explore different dance styles seven days a week. Ailey Extension currently offers a variety of in-person, virtual, and hybrid class options in techniques like hip-hop, ballet, Horton, West African, Zumba(R), samba, contemporary, Pilates, Broadway Jazz, and more. Ailey II (1974) is the second company of emerging young dancers, universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country's best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today's most outstanding emerging choreographers. Under the vision of Artistic Director Francesca Harper, Ailey II will continue to expand the bridge from the classroom to the stage that Alvin Ailey created to constantly propel each new generation of artists forward. 6PM: Ailey Extension NY Style Mambo Class 7PM: Ailey II Performance
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Workshop | Caribbean Dance Fitness


A fun and exciting workout that uses easy to follow dance steps to maintain cardiovascular health. This class is created for all levels and you do not need any prior dance experience to participate!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Caribbean Dance Fitness

Concert | Grammy-Winning Mississippi Hill Country Singer


After years of honing her chops and making her name as a force-of-nature vocalist, the Nashville-based singer/songwriter Maggie Rose has dreamed up her own unbridled collision of rock-and-roll, soul, folk, funk, and R&B. Cedric Burnside was born into a prominent family of North Mississippi Hill Country legends. These sensibilities are reflected across his work and impeccably showcased on his 2022 Grammy-winning release, I Be Trying. Don't miss the infectious Hill Country grooves that lend themselves readily to an urgent, modern moment. 6 PM - Susan Z. Anthony (DJ Set) 6:30 PM - Maggie Rose 7:30 PM - Cedric Burnside
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Grammy-Winning Mississippi Hill Country Singer

Concert | Singer-Songwriter from Cuba


Yuniel Jimenez "El Guajiro" (The Country Boy) is a singer-songwriter and a master tres player who came from Santa Clara, Cuba to New York City. He brought with him not only his tres-guitar but a piece of the country side of Cuba to the Big Apple. In 2012, he described his experiences in a single ¨Un Guajiro en Nueva York¨ which was also the tittle of his first album. The 12 track album depicts various life situations inside and outside of Cuba through the eyes of the Cuban singer-songwriter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Singer-Songwriter from Cuba

Dancing | Tango and Electrotango Dancing


Electrotango meets milonga when a world premiere project teams up with a prestigious traditional sextet. La Guardia Imperial and Dock Sud share producer Max Masri and singer Pablo Pereyra, who met and formed a musical partnership in 2018. Featuring some of the most sought-after players in both NYC and Argentina, the bands make their way back to where it all began for a night of exquisite musicianship and new wave tango. It’s the perfect evening to take your first steps or level up your tango game. 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 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Tango and Electrotango Dancing

Festival | Uptown Bounce 2022


Celebrate East Harlem with the return of an electric series of summer block parties featuring top DJs, special guests, live performances, art making activities, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Festivals, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Uptown Bounce 2022

Party | Uptown Bounce Block Party


This summer block party feature top DJs, special guests, live performances, art-making activities, and more. All ages are welcome.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Partys, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Uptown Bounce Block Party

Dancing | Everybody Tango!


Enjoy introductory Argentine Tango lessons, music, and dancing in the open air with Strictly Tango NYC. Lessons are held at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. with social dance time between lessons. Thursdays, July 7 - 28, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Dancings, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Everybody Tango!

Workshop | Yoga 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 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Yoga on the River

Book Discussion | 4 New Bone-Chilling Novels (online)


Running out of bone-chilling novels to cool off these hot summer days? Crime fiction fans rejoice for Ed Lin, Megan Miranda, Dwyer Murphy, and Kathy Reichs as they celebrate of their upcoming works of crime fiction. Fancy a literary thriller centering a private eye? A neighborhood gone sour with suspicion? A string of mysterious and inexplicable crimes? A framed food stall owner? This conversation has the story for you. Featured novels include Death Doesn’t Forget, Such a Quiet Place, An Honest Living, and Cold, Cold Bones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, 4 New Bone-Chilling Novels (online)

Play | Love's Labour's Lost: Outdoor Shakespeare


Immediately after the King of Navarre and his friends make a vow to ignore women entirely and focus strictly on their book studies, the Princess of France and her entourage arrive and inspire the men's full attention. While the noble ideal of the men seems a failure, the ladies do not fail to provide precisely the proper lesson for these passionate pupils of learning.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Love's Labour's Lost: Outdoor Shakespeare

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 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Dance on Film: Vitruvian (online)

Poetry Reading | John Ashbery's Something Close to Music (online)


Celebrate the late poet and art critic’s birthday with a live reading and conversation. Moderated by Jeffrey Lependorf, the book’s editor and the Executive Director of The Flow Chart Foundation, with special guests Lucy Ives, Shiv Kotecha, Emily Skillings, and Mónica de la Torre. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, John Ashbery's Something Close to Music (online)

Concert | Sample-Heavy Electronic Music


Dan Snaith has been making music under the Caribou moniker since 2004. His 2010 breakout Swim remains a classic in the sample-heavy sphere of electronic music. Those early records were loose and, at times, chaotic; in recent years his music sounds more streamlined, if no less compelling. His latest album, 2020’s Suddenly, brings a clarity of focus to Snaith’s vision, a gentle, emotive suite of compositions that doesn’t waste a single note. He’s joined by the Colombian-American artist Ela Minus, who got her start drumming in punk bands before finding herself in a suitcase full of drum machines and synthesizers, with a sound that takes left turns from bubblegum to goth and everywhere in between. They are joined by DJ, producer, and band leader of Conclave, Toribio, on the decks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Sample-Heavy Electronic Music

Comedy Club | Bomb Shelter Comedy Show


Bomb Shelter is a free weekly comedy show in New York City where you’ll find some of the best comedians performing. Expect free pizza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Bomb Shelter Comedy Show

Movie in a Park | A Bug's Life (1998): Ants vs. Grasshoppers


A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. Directors: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton Stars: Kevin Spacey, David Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus 95 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
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Movie in a Parks, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, A Bug's Life (1998): Ants vs. Grasshoppers

Movie in a Park | How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998): Stock Broker Lets Loose, with Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg


Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to Jamaica. Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan Stars: Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg 124 min. Doors open at 6pm and the movie begins at sundown (around 8:30pm).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, How Stella Got Her Groove Back&nbsp;(1998): Stock Broker Lets Loose, with Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg

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 28, 2022, 07/28/2022, Twelfth Night: "Afrofuturistic" Take on the Shakespeare Classic
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Mozart, Liszt, Ravel, Mahler, and More

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