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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 2, 2021?

17 free events take place on Wednesday, June 2 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 June 2 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!

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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Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

All events, things to do on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Boot Camp Workout


The Rise NYC, a community driven pop-up fitness group, hosts an early morning boot camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 am
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Workshops, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Boot Camp Workout

Talk | Sawasdee, Somtum Der! Lessons in Thai Language and Cooking (virtual)


For the final installment of this Thai food and culture series, travel virtually to Thailand and learn some basic Thai phrases to help us get around. Titcha Ho, a PhD candidate and lecturer at the University at Albany and professional tutor and language consultant, will give a basic introduction to the Thai language. Then experience a live cooking demonstration from the Bangkok location of Somtum Der, a highly-acclaimed global restaurant group with two locations in New York City. Somtum Der CEO Tatchai Nakapan will share how his restaurants have brought Isan (northeastern Thailand) cuisine to a global audience, from Bangkok to Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City to Brooklyn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Talks, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, Sawasdee, Somtum Der! Lessons in Thai Language and Cooking (virtual)

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Elements of Nature Drawing


The park, with its amazing gardens and views of the Hudson River and New York Bay, is the perfect setting to practice your art. Participants are expected to bring their own drawing and painting supplies, including drawing boards and containers of water if they are planning to paint. They will supply drawing paper and watercolor paper only. • Masks and contact information required upon arrival. • Participants must maintain six feet of physical distance between households. • All programs will be held in accordance with New York State reopening guidance. Wednesdays, May 12-June 30, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Elements of Nature Drawing

Screening | Marvelous Human Being: A Famous Monologue Reenacted (virtual)


Austrian Stage re-enacts Ferry Radax's portrait Drei Tage/ Three Days (1970) featuring the playwright Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989). In this short film directed by Guy Ben-Aharon, Ken Cheeseman delivers a powerful English version of a famous monologue of half a century ago that falls not short of the original.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Screenings, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, Marvelous Human Being: A Famous Monologue Reenacted (virtual)

Poetry Reading | Yayoi Kusama: Poetry Now (Zoom)


Poets, critics and curators read from and discuss Yayoi Kusama’s most personal book to date. Celebrating the relationship between visual art and language, this wide-ranging conversation focuses on the state of poetry now. Every Day I Pray for Love brings us into Kusama’s private world through poetic recollections, giving insight into her creative process and the essential role language plays in her paintings, sculptures, and daily life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, Yayoi Kusama: Poetry Now (Zoom)

Author Reading | Buy Me Love: Lottery Winner's Blues (Zoom)


Welcome Martha Cooley for a conversation on the launch of her newest novel. A contemplation on the confusions of money and free will, her novel follows protagonist Ellen Portinari in the month after learning she won a hundred-million-dollar lottery. Cooley will be joined by author Sheridan Hay (The Secret of Lost Things) for a lunchtime conversation on the book and craft.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Author Readings, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, Buy Me Love: Lottery Winner's Blues (Zoom)

Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Band: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More


David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band is inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and more. The band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Band: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Kayaking


Glide along the water while kayaking this summer! All levels are welcome. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Wednesdays, June 2-August 25, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Kayaking

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Fitness on the Waterfront


Your one-stop-shop for a complete body and mind workout. Barre seamlessly blends moves from ballet, Pilates, strength training, and yoga. You will be guided through a series of micro-movements and active holds, using your body weight for resistance. These small, isolated movements yield extensive results: long, lean, sculpted lines. You’ll work muscles you didn’t even know you have and feel them for days after. What to bring/wear: Yoga or Pilates mat, water and hand towel. Wear comfortable workout clothes – pants, leggings, or capris, and a workout tank or t-shirt. Grip socks optional, bare feet welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Fitness on the Waterfront

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Yoga on The Green


Join a class with Thai James. Bring your own mat. Face masks mandatory.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Yoga on The Green

Workshop | Outdoor Fitness


Get fit during this outdoor workout series aimed to help you build strength, get toned, and relax. A variety of fun and challenging classes will be taught by instructors from top NYC fitness studios. Wednesdays, May 12-September 8, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, Outdoor Fitness

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) 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. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: yoga mat, yoga blocks, water, etc. • Masks and contact information required upon arrival. • Participants must remain six feet of physical distance for the duration of the program. • All programs will be held in accordance with New York State reopening guidance. Wednesdays, May 12-June 30, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Sunset Yoga

Author Reading | Weird NJ: Haunted Homes, Abandoned Factories, Underground Tunnels (Zoom)


Mark Sceurman has been investigating the weird and unusual in his home state of New Jersey for over 30 years, compiling over 56 volumes of travels through haunted homes, abandoned factories and underground tunnels entitled Weird NJ. Not only traveling in the paranormal realm, his search to seek out the truth between local legends, mysterious areas and the darker side of history has been an ongoing theme. Sceurman has also traveled across the United States to seek out similar legends and paranormal hot spots, co-producing 40 books with Mark Moran proving that each state has its own share of strangeness to be told.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$5
Author Readings, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, Weird NJ: Haunted Homes, Abandoned Factories, Underground Tunnels (Zoom)

Tour | Garment District History Tour: Fashion, Immigrants, Child Labor, Triangle Factory Fire, Gangsters (virtual)


"Walk" the streets of the Garment District with your tour guide Mike Kaback. Topics included: - Your guide's personal experiences in the fashion industry/district over the last half century: changes in fashion through the years; - Immigrants and the growth of the NYC apparel industry: factories and workers; visit into several factories over the years; - The Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911: unions and gangsters; - How the Garment District of today relocated to its current location: Fashion Ave and The Fashion Walk of Fame; - A look into the future of the garment industry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Tours, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, Garment District History Tour: Fashion, Immigrants, Child Labor, Triangle Factory Fire, Gangsters (virtual)

Author Reading | There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis (Zoom)


Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith presents this anthology. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and the Covid-19 pandemic, the soaring and essential pieces presented in this anthology give voice to the cleavages that have shaken and uprooted American lives in an era of unthinkable grief. Composed of searing letters, essays, poems, reflections, and screeds,
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, There&rsquo;s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis (Zoom)

Jazz | Jazz Trio and More (virtual, live stream)


Virtuosos David Taylor (bass trombone) and Todd Rewoldt (alto saxophone) present a program of diverse and unique instrumental combinations. Both join the My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama Electric Guitar Trio (Jane Getter, Bruce Arnold, Gene Pritsker) and pianist/composer Mark Kostabi.  Featured compositions include David Taylor’s Our Gang (Ode to Anton) for bass trombone and guitar trio, and Gene Pritsker’s Duets for the End of The World for alto sax and electric guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, Jazz Trio and More (virtual, live stream)

Jazz | Luba Mason: Jazz in Performance (virtual)


Featuring Sean Harkness on guitar and Samuel Torres on percussion. Award-winning, classically trained singer, pianist and actor with virtuoso chops and an impressive Broadway pedigree, Luba Mason has led a diverse career gracing the stages of major music venues in the US and abroad to Broadway Theaters to a seamless segue to the Hollywood scene. Highlights in NYC and the US include Jazz at Lincoln Center w/Wynton Marsalis and his JALC orchestra and her husband Ruben Blades, Radio City Music Hall w/ Paul Simon, Rose Hall, Dizzy’s Coca Cola, Catalina Bar & Grill, Yoshi’s, Blue Note and many others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 02, 2021, 06/02/2021, Luba Mason: Jazz in Performance (virtual)
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Comedy Club | (IN-PERSON) Stand Up Comedy!

Regular Price: $25
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Theater | (IN-PERSON) A Thriller by Tony Winner

Regular Price: $35
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