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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on July 29, 2022?

24 free events take place on Friday, July 29 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 29 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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24 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, July 29, 2022

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free events nyc Dancing with One of the World's Best Zydeco Bands
free events nyc Sunset Concert on the River
free events nyc Gospel-Inspired Jazz Pianist
free events nyc One of New York's Best Jazz Bands
free events nyc Murmurations Puppet Parade
free events nyc Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982): Enterprise Crew Reassembles
        

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 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Street Fair

Concert | DJ Plays WRVR (Memphis, Tennessee): Listening Session Outdoors


From 1947 to 1968, free public listening events in Bryant Park offered access to the growing record library of discs donated by record labels like Columbia and Decca. It was among the first listening events of its kind - drawing an average of 2,000 visitors to the park on weekdays. Today the "record library" contains over 700,000 recordings. In the spirit of those listening sessions, enjoy Sound Bites, a series of outdoor djed events on select Fridays throughout the summer. The series will feature DJs who will spin from the record library's vast collection and talk about their digging process. August 12, 26, Sep 16, noon - 2 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, July 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, DJ Plays WRVR (Memphis, Tennessee): Listening Session Outdoors

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 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, 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 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Piano in the Park

Film | Dear Evan Hansen (2021): Broadway Musical Adaptation


Film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy-winning Broadway musical about a troubled teen's struggle for acceptance. Director: Stephen Chbosky Starring: Ben Platt, Julianne Moore. Rating R Runtime: 2 hours, 17 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Dear Evan Hansen (2021): Broadway Musical Adaptation

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 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, The Puppet Cycle: Small World Stories

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 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Game Nights in the Park

Dancing | Dancing with One of the World's Best Zydeco Bands


Bourbon Street comes to NYC with one of the hottest Zydeco/Blues bands in the world. Along with his family band, Nathan Williams plays Zydeco, fast and furious accordion-driven dance music of Southern Louisiana. Proudly keeping their Creole heritage alive, the band plays infectiously upbeat melodies that are sure to lift audience members' spirits and move their feet. Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm Dance lesson at 6:30 pm Live music at 7:30 pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Dancings, July 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Dancing with One of the World's Best Zydeco Bands

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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6:30 pm
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Workshops, July 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Meditation on the River

Classical Music | Orchestra of St. Luke's: 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
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Concerts, July 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Orchestra of St. Luke's: Mozart, Gounod and More

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 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Sunset Jam on the River

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
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Plays, July 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Love's Labour's Lost: Outdoor Shakespeare

Concert | Alternative Soul Singer/Songwriter


New York based Danielle Martin is no stranger to the mic. In her short career, she has developed a dedicated following as a result of her powerful, yet sultry vocals, and thought-provoking lyrics. Writing her first song at just 12 years old, she quickly gained a knack for creating melodies and imaginative storytelling. Seven years later, Danielle was introduced by a college friend, (MC Enigma of trilingual hip hop collective Negros Americanos) to DJ IRS, with whom she would later go on to collaborate. Setting up shop in IRS’s kitchen pantry, these two would end up recording early demo’s for several songs that later appeared on her debut EP.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Alternative Soul Singer/Songwriter

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 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Dance on Film: Vitruvian (online)

Jazz | Gospel-Inspired Jazz Pianist


Born in 1963 in Baltimore, jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut grew up in a home filled with the sounds of gospel music that his church-going parents played, along with jazz records by artists such as Thelonius Monk and Jimmy Smith. To this day, Chestnut's ties to gospel music remain constant. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Chestnut worked with jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks, trumpeter Terrence Blanchard, and saxophonist Donald before joining jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. Chestnut's recordings include Dark Before the Dawn (1994), which debuted in the sixth spot on the Billboard jazz charts; Earth Stories (1995), for which he composed nine of the CD's eleven tracks; a solo piano album, Blessed Quietness: Collection of Hymns, Spirituals, and Carols (1996); Cyrus Chestnut (1998); Soul Food (2001), a blend of jazz, classical, gospel, and R&B; and You Are My Sunshine (2003).
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Gospel-Inspired Jazz Pianist

Parade | Murmurations Puppet Parade


MURMURATIONS is a collective puppetry performance of oceanic proportions, a puppet poem of city and sea. Responding to the impacts of climate change and plastic pollution on the ocean, giant puppets crafted of plastic trash removed from New York City waterways and beaches will transform Battery Park City into a seascape of androgenous oysters, stunning sturgeon and captivating cetaceans. The performance is composed of two movements. The first movement begins in the grass lawn of Teardrop Park, where humans of all ages are invited to learn the puppetry art of plastic bottle fish murmuration. The second movement begins as the plastic bottle fish parade to Rockefeller Park where giant puppets inspired by the biodiversity of New York Harbor will join the murmuration in a cacophonous confluence of oceanic wonder and human impact.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Parades, July 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Murmurations Puppet Parade

Concert | New Zealand's Rapturous Power Pop Quartet and Others


A night of screaming guitars and fearsome hooks headlined by Auckland, New Zealand's rapturous power pop quartet The Beths, heated and compressed by the seething menace and fuzzed basslines of SASAMI, and rounded out with Charlotte Cornfield, whose nuanced songwriting and wry delivery have earned comparisons to Courtney Barnett. Door time is 6:00 pm. Limited seating will be available, but you can bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, New Zealand's Rapturous Power Pop Quartet and Others

Jazz | One of New York's Best Jazz Bands


Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines is making a name for itself as "one of the best jazz bands in New York today" (Forbes). The Hot Sardines have performed at the Newport and Montreal jazz festivals, sold out venues from Chicago to New York to London, and reached the top spot on the iTunes jazz chart. They welcome guest vocalist Nellie McKay, a first-rate entertainer described as a "renegade songwriter with an ultra-flexible Great American Songbook sensibility. McKay finds modern resonances everywhere" (Rolling Stone).
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, One of New York's Best Jazz Bands

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: Koku Gonza
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Sunset Concert on the River

Film | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982): Enterprise Crew Reassembles


With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon. Director: Nicholas Meyer Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley 113 min. Doors will open at 5 pm. Entry is not guaranteed and is subject to capacity. Film begins at sunset. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets to view the films outdoors..
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Films, July 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982): Enterprise Crew Reassembles

Movie in a Park | Delicacy (2012): Widow Finds New Love


Nathalie is a beautiful, happy, and successful Parisian business executive who finds herself suddenly widowed after a three-year marriage to her soul mate. To cope with her loss, she buries herself and her emotions in her work to the dismay of her friends and family. One day, inexplicably, her zest for life and love is rekindled by a most unlikely source, her unexceptional, gauche, and average looking office subordinate, Markus.   Directed by David Foenkinos and Stéphane Foenkinos With Audrey Tautou, François Damiens  108 min. In French with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Delicacy (2012): Widow Finds New Love

Movie in a Park | Respect (2021): Aretha Franklin Biopic, with Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker


Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice. Director: Liesl Tommy Stars: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans 145 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Respect (2021): Aretha Franklin Biopic, with Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker

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 29, 2022, 07/29/2022, Twelfth Night: "Afrofuturistic" Take on the Shakespeare Classic
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