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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 11, 2018?

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 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! 35 free events take place on June 11 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out June 11 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 June . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

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 one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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All events, things to do on June 11, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise's West Side Story (1961): Winner of 10 Oscars
free events nyc West African Dance
free events nyc Metropolitan Opera stars perform the world's greatest opera arias and duets
free events nyc America’s greatest record man - rock impresario Seymour Stein - reads from his book Siren Song
free events nyc Home Away from Home: A New Life in the Distance: Surviving the Camps
free events nyc Mabel Madness: The Life and Times of Mabel Mercer with Tony Award Winner Trezana Beverley
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Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


Known benefits of a regular meditation practice include stress reduction, improved concentration, increased self-awareness and sense of happiness, improved cardiovascular and immune health, and more. This class is designed to introduce brand new beginners to the practice of mediation. Please bring a mat or blanket to sit on.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Pilates Workshop


Morning Pilates, presented by the Pilates Initiative and Return to Life Center. Mats are provided by Balanced Body and are available to the first 30 attendees at each class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Pilates Workshop

Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” Tours take place at 10am and 11am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, take your pick!


Tours take place at various times during the day, all day long: SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, take your pick!

Film | Golden Globe winning Julie & Julia (2009) with Meryl Streep: The Art of French Cooking


Julie Powell is a frustrated insurance worker who wants to be a writer. Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child's cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, in one year, and to blog about it. As Julie begins to find her groove as a cook, and her voice as a writer, the project takes on a life of its own.  Director:  Nora Ephron. 123 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Golden Globe winning Julie & Julia (2009) with Meryl Streep: The Art of French Cooking

Book Club | Viktor E. Frankl's Man’s Search for Meaning


In this memoir, Viktor Frankl shares his experiences of trauma and survival at Nazi death camps during the Holocaust. The sole survivor in his family, Frankl documents his journey, and those of his patients in coping with and even finding meaning and purpose in the darkest of places. Viktor Emil Frankl (1905-1997) was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. His best-selling book Man's Search for Meaning (published under a different title in 1959: From Death-Camp to Existentialism) chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate, which led him to discover the importance of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most brutal ones, and thus, a reason to continue living. Frankl became one of the key figures in existential therapy and a prominent source of inspiration for humanistic psychologists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Viktor E. Frankl's Man’s Search for Meaning

Concert | Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz


Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart’s delight. Dona Carter is a pianist, composer, and music educator.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Classical Music | Internationally acclaimed organist performs: "absolutely exquisite…heart-rending" - BBC Music Magazine


Organist, conductor and pianist Alexander Frey perform works by Korngold (1897-1957), Franck (1822-1980), and Mahler (1860-1911). Alexander Frey was Principal Conductor of the Rome Philharmonic Orchestra from 1996-2002, and during that time was the only American music director of an Italian symphony orchestra. Frey was appointed conductor of the Bohemia Symphony Orchestra (in Prague, Czech Republic from 2000-2006. From 2004-2008, he was also conductor of Prague’s Karlin Theater. From 1992-1996, he was Music Director of Germany’s most renowned theater, the Berliner Ensemble.  “Alexander Frey has had an enormous impact on Europe’s music scene over the past 15 years" - The Prague Post “Alexander Frey proves to be an intensely persuasive interpreter" - Gramophone
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Internationally acclaimed organist performs: "absolutely exquisite…heart-rending" - BBC Music Magazine

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Lecture | Learn more about health insurance options


Get information about quality health insurance options from a representative of the New York state of Health. NY State of Health supports: Individuals & Families New low cost quality health options Individual marketplace Medicaid The Essential Plan Qualified Health Plan (Private Insurance)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Learn more about health insurance options

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise's West Side Story (1961): Winner of 10 Oscars


Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer. Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. 152 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Films, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise's  West Side Story (1961): Winner of 10 Oscars

Tour | Southern Park Welcome Tour


An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour

Workshop | Resume & Job Search


Need help writing or formatting a resume? Looking for guidance or advice on the job hunt? Have questions about preparing for an interview? Join the one-on-one counseling for adult and teen patrons seeking assistance with resume writing, finding a job, or the job application process.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Resume & Job Search

Film | Andrew L. Stone's The Steel Trap (1952): thriller


Starring Joseph Cotton, Teresa Wright. A Los Angeles banker embezzles a million dollars in cash and plans to flee to Brazil with his wife, but has second thoughts when she discovers his scheme during a New Orleans layover. 85 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Andrew L. Stone's The Steel Trap (1952): thriller

Workshop | Resume Writing


Get one-on-one assistance with writing your resume. Please bring a hard copy of your resume or a USB flash drive to save and edit it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Jenni Olson's Homo Promo (1993)


How did Hollywood pitch movies about gays and lesbians between 1953 and 1977? Here are theatrical trailers for 27 mainstream and art-house films, presented chronologically from "Tea and Sympathy" to "Outrageous!" 57 Min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Jenni Olson's Homo Promo (1993)

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Workshop | Dance and sculpt


Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Dance and sculpt

Reading | This Must Be The Place: Writers Reading Their Work


A literary evening of curated writers reading work both published and in-progress. Across different genres, from celebrated young adult writers to noir, journalism to Op Ed and humor. An opportunity to engage with writers and publishing professionals.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, This Must Be The Place: Writers Reading Their Work

Workshop | Paint and Sip Workshop


Paint along with an instructor and take your finished masterpiece home. Learn simple techniques while painting along with an instructor from La Pittura Studio. Materials are provided. Wear clothes you can get paint on. Please arrive by 6pm to receive full instruction. Accommodation of late arrivals (after 6:05pm) is at the discretion of the instructor. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Participants are not permitted to bring their own alcohol. Pre-registration opens 2 weeks prior to the event, and is required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Fritz Lang's Human Desire (1954): film noir


Starring Gloria Grahame and Glenn Ford. Based on the novel La Bete Humaine by Emile Zola. From the ads in ‘54: “She was born to be bad…to be kissed…to make trouble!”  90 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Fritz Lang's Human Desire (1954): film noir

Film | Proud Mary (2018) with Taraji P. Henson


Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad. Also featuring Billy Brown and Danny Glover. Directed by Babak Najafi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Proud Mary (2018) with Taraji P. Henson

Dance Lesson | West African Dance


Get fit while having tons of fun in this dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Every Monday, June 4 - August 27, 2018.
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6:30 pm
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Dance Lessons, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, West African Dance

Poetry Reading | Poets with Attitude


With: Shayla Lawson Hieu Minh Nguyen Anastacia Renée
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Poets with Attitude

Author Reading | Ageless Beauty the French Way: Secrets for Women


Raised by two beauty editors for French Vogue (her mother and grandmother), author Clémence von Mueflling proudly continues their legacy in Ageless Beauty the French Way. Her book is a luxurious, entertaining, unparalleled guide to French beauty secrets for women of all ages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Ageless Beauty the French Way: Secrets for Women

Author Reading | Raised by Unicorns: Stories from People with LGBTQ+ Parents


Frank Lowe has carefully edited an anthology that reflects on the upbringing of children in many different forms of LGBTQ+ families. From Baby Boomers to Generation Z, it features diverse stories that express the distinctiveness of this shared journey and of each particular family. It's visceral, raw, and not always pretty, but love is always the common thread. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | Always Forever Maybe: Love at the Candy Store


When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Betts already knows the two of them are infinite. Inevitable. Destined to become an us. Betts has only ever kept one secret from her best friend, Jo, but suddenly there’s a long list of things she won’t tell her, things Jo wouldn’t understand. Because Jo doesn’t see how good Aiden is for Betts. She finds him needy. Possessive. Controlling. She’s wrong. With a love like this, nothing else matters. With author Anica Mrose Rissi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Home Away from Home: A New Life in the Distance: Surviving the Camps


In this documentary, three natives of the Ortenau, Germany, who escaped or were liberated from the Gurs and Theresienstadt internment camps as children, share their very personal perspectives on dealing with persecution, seeing refuge, and arriving in a foreign home. For the documentary, Prof. Dr. Gücker (the project initiator) and Daniela Schaffart (camera and editing) accompany the protagonists Eva Mendelsohn (*1931), Inge Auerbacher (*1934), and Dr. Kurt Salomon Maier (*1930) through their everyday lives in London, New York, and Washington, D.C,. as well as on several trips to the Ortenau.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Films, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Home Away from Home: A New Life in the Distance: Surviving the Camps

Book Club | On Chesil Beach: The Weight of Marital Duties


In 1962, Florence and Edward celebrate their wedding in a hotel on the Dorset coast. Yet as they dine, the expectation of their marital duties weighs over them. And unbeknownst to both, the decisions they make this night will resonate throughout their lives. With exquisite prose, Ian McEwan creates in On Chesil Beach a story of lives transformed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, On Chesil Beach: The Weight of Marital Duties

Author Reading | America’s greatest record man - rock impresario Seymour Stein - reads from his book Siren Song


Sire Records founder Seymour Stein is arguably America’s greatest record man. Since the late fifties, Stein’s been wherever it’s happening: Billboard, Tin Pan Alley, The British Invasion, CBGB, Studio 54, Danceteria, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, the CD crash. Along that winding path, Stein discovered and broke out a skyline full of stars: Madonna, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, The Cure, Ice-T, Lou Reed, Seal, and many others. Brimming with hilarious scenes and big personalities, Siren Song’s bigger story is about modernity in motion, and the slow acceptance of diversity in America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, America’s greatest record man - rock impresario Seymour Stein - reads from his book Siren Song

Opera | Metropolitan Opera stars perform the world's greatest opera arias and duets


Featuring Met Opera stars Latonia Moore, Mario Chang, and Joshua Hopkins.
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Concerts, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Metropolitan Opera stars perform the world's greatest opera arias and duets

Performance | Mabel Madness: The Life and Times of Mabel Mercer with Tony Award Winner Trezana Beverley


Trezana Beverley, who won the top Broadway prize for her moving role in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf, along with her accompanist Matthew Ward, will grace the stage with her latest work. In Mabel Madness, Beverley acts and sings the life of legendary performer Mabel Mercer, from her beginnings as an abandoned child of a mix-race couple in Edwardian Liverpool to her star-making partnership with the infamous Bricktop of Paris Café Society to the colorful night clubs of the New York City of the 40s, 50s and 60s, where her signature “story song” style influenced many of the great singers of the 20th century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, June 11, 2018, 06/11/2018, Mabel Madness: The Life and Times of Mabel Mercer with Tony Award Winner Trezana Beverley

Comedy Club | Reparations, Live!


Uninspired by one-size-fits all strategies to make amends for centuries of spiritual and physical turmoil? Tired of the same-old-same-old offers of animals and land you have no use for? Why shouldn’t the currency of your reparations be as specifically and thoughtfully tailored to you and your lifestyle as the uniquely ingrained burdens of white supremacy? Shouldn’t the settlement reflect damages? And why should the offender get to decide what retribution looks like? Host: Morgan Parker Tonight's panel: + Naima Green + Hannah Giorgis + Antwaun Sargent
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Chamber music by Chopin and more

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Classical Music | Piano works by Schumann and more

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