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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 4, 2021?

25 free events take place on Friday, June 4 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 4 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)
Friday, June 4, 2021

All events, things to do on Friday, June 4, 2021 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Pilates Workshop


Dodge YMCA hosts a socially-distanced Pilates. Enhance your control, stability, coordination, endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility.  Fridays, May 7-October 29, 2021 Advanced registration is required. Registration opens every Tuesday at 10:00am for classes the following week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Workshops, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Pilates Workshop

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures. • 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Tai Chi

Performance | (IN-PERSON) Aerialists and Acrobats: Works-in-Progress and Show-Ready Acts


Professional circus performers showcasing training and creative process as well as rehearsals of works-in-progress and show-ready acts. Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Weekends 10am-7pm Artists will be inside the studios and viewers will be in the passageway. Masks and social distancing are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Performances, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, (IN-PERSON) Aerialists and Acrobats: Works-in-Progress and Show-Ready Acts

Museums | (IN-PERSON) Art and Sculpture Museum and Garden


The museum was designed and created in 1985 by one of the twentieth century's most important and critically acclaimed sculptors Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). Through a lifetime of artistic experimentation, he created sculptures, gardens, furniture and lighting designs, ceramics, architecture, and set designs. The museum aims to preserve and display Noguchi's work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Museumss, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, (IN-PERSON) Art and Sculpture Museum and Garden

Museums | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Historic 1885 Ship and History Exhibition


Wavertree is a historic iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1885, now the largest wrought iron sailing vessel afloat. Guests will visit the open-air portions of the ship. Access to the main deck and quarter deck. Learn how people worked and lived aboard a 19th century cargo sailing vessel, from the captain to the ship's officers, cooks, and crew. Then visit the cargo hold and stand atop the viewing platform and enjoy the view as you look out across New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition, view an outdoor exhibition on the Pier. The series of panels and window graphics will celebrate the people of all backgrounds who lived and worked in this historic district, and the many businesses that created the foundations for New York to thrive and become the business and culture mecca it is today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Museumss, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Historic 1885 Ship and History Exhibition

Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Market in Midtown: Food, Art, Collectibles and More


Take part in outdoor shopping experience at this beautiful location. You will find a diverse mix of original art, antique collectibles, jewelry and cuisines from local small businesses.  The market is open daily through Jun 20th, 11 am - 8 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Market in Midtown: Food, Art, Collectibles and More

Opera | Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (virtual)


Beloved by connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts, The Marriage of Figaro is a comedy about love and lust between social classes, with mistaken identities and hilarious misunderstandings making the witty opera all the more entertaining. The Salzburg Festival's 2006 production features Anna Netrebko as Susanna and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo in the title role, with conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic. The streaming will be available through June 10.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (virtual)

Gallery Talk | Treasures from the Permanent Collection: An Interactive Spotlight Tour


Morgan Library docents guide you on an up-close virtual exploration and discussion of one of the many works in the institution’s treasured permanent collection.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, Treasures from the Permanent Collection: An Interactive Spotlight Tour

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: La Guardia Vistas (virtual)


Sabine Hornig’s’ virtual talk centers on her permanent public commission La Guardia Vistas (2020), a major site-specific work at LaGuardia Airport's new Terminal B Arrival and Departures Hall. From her studio in Berlin, Hornig will join Public Art Fund Director and Chief Curator Nicholas Baume for a conversation about this extraordinary work, her largest installation to date.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, Artist Talk: La Guardia Vistas (virtual)

Performance | Seed Score Performance and Workshop (virtual)


Event Scores are performances that involve simple actions, ideas, and objects from everyday life. Primarily, scores are introduced as a set of instructions for actions and encourage variation and interpretation by other artists. Working directly from Yoko Ono's 1964 artist's book Grapefruit, Patricia Voulgaris will be performing from two specific event scores featured in Grapefruit using everyday materials. The interactive workshop will encourage participants to create their own score performance. Using scores as a jumping off point, participants will explore performance art through their own practice. A discussion will follow as they examine scores and improve on existing ideas.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, Seed Score Performance and Workshop (virtual)

Lecture | Pre-code Hollywood and the Career of Norma Shearer (Zoom)


The period between the advent of talking pictures in the late 1920s and the enforcement of the Hays Code in July 1934 is commonly known as the “pre-Code” era, a time of relatively unrestrained filmmaking during which Hollywood’s producers, directors and stars were able to explore adult topics in a way that would not again become possible until the mid-1960s. This talk will explore this time period, focusing on the mechanisms which led to the enforcement of censorship in mid-1934, but also on the possibilities offered to particularly female stars during the previous five years. Oscar winner Norma Shearer, a Canadian who arrived in Hollywood in 1923, offers a fascinating lens for a study of female stardom during the pre-Code era. Happily married to MGM wunderkind Irving G. Thalberg, she became famous for her performances in films such as The Divorcee (Leonard, 1930), Strangers May Kiss (Fitzmaurice, 1931) and A Free Soul (Brown, 1931), in which she played liberated women, often with successful careers, who embodied a complex relationship with the institution of marriage and all it meant for women.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, Pre-code Hollywood and the Career of Norma Shearer (Zoom)

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) The New York Yoyo Show: Song and Dance Meet Yoyo Magic


What do you get when you combine the singing and dancing of the Broadway Theater with jaw-dropping yoyo skills? You get The New York Yoyo Show! Brian Kilmowski (the yoyo guy) puts on a truly unique performance and gives free yoyo lessons. Attendees will be captivated with advanced yoyo demos, broadway-style musical numbers, modern yoyo magic, and the grand finale, featuring the World’s Longest Yoyo String. The New York Yoyo Show is for people of all ages and skill level.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) The New York Yoyo Show: Song and Dance Meet Yoyo Magic

Master Class | Harpsichord Masterclass (virtual)


Harpsichord masterclass with Eric Milnes, Baroque music expert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, Harpsichord Masterclass (virtual)

Concert | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Chelsea Symphony Musicians


Enjoy a performance by the musicians from The Chelsea Symphony. In addition, there will be participatory educational activities for kids. Masks required and provided if needed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Chelsea Symphony Musicians

Screening | From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (1979), Oscar-winning Documentary 


Winner of an Oscar for Best Documentary, From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China follows Ukrainian-American violinist Isaac Stern, who in 1979 made an unprecedented tour of China, the first such tour by a western musician in a country still reeling from the effects of the Cultural Revolution. On hand to document the historic event was filmmaker Murray Lerner, who gathered footage of Stern’s encounters with both traditional Chinese musicians and conservatory students versed in Brahms and Mozart — encounters that, only a few years prior, would have been politically controversial. Directed by Murray Lerner Duration: 84 minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (1979), Oscar-winning Documentary&nbsp;

Talk | Marvin Gaye: The Essential Tracks (virtual)


May 21, 2021 marks 50 years since the release of one of the most iconic, enduring and resonant albums of all time – Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On. Christian McBride dons the hat he wears for his hosting gig on SiriusXM Real Jazz to lead this free listening party. He’ll play Marvin Gaye’s most essential recordings, sharing insights into Gaye’s incomparable artistry and the musicians he was to influence, from Prince to Justin Timberlake to John Legend and scores of others. Christian’s playlist includes some of Gaye’s most indelible hits: “What’s Going On,” “Let’s Get It On,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “I Want You,” “Mercy Mercy Me,” his iconic duets with Tammi Terrell and more – but expect a few surprises!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, Marvin Gaye: The Essential Tracks (virtual)

Opening Reception | (IN-PERSON) Perception of Ji Eun: The Contradictions of Being Human


Perception of Ji Eun brings together artworks made during the last three years that encompass a thorough investigation into the visual simplification of complex emotion by artist Ji Eun Lim. Through her research-based, extensively planned, yet minimalist compositions, Lim explores the contradictions of human personality and expression as they manifest in herself and others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Opening Receptions, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, (IN-PERSON) Perception of Ji Eun: The Contradictions of Being Human

Concert | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Bossa Nova Live


Visit the courtyard for a socially distanced evening of live Brazilian music, featuring Bossa Nova band Rio 3-0: bassist Leonardo Lucini, drummer Arnaldo Buzack, and guitarist Billy Newman. Take a seat in the courtyard and enjoy the show. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Bossa Nova Live

Dance Performance | Joyous Dabke Line Dance (virtual)


With Ramzi of Ramzi World Dance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, Joyous Dabke Line Dance (virtual)

Concert | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Latin Music


Enjoy live salsa music with Cuarteto Guatac.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Latin Music

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Sunset Singing Circle


Singer/songwriter Terre Roche leads this weekly singing program with the beautiful backdrop of the setting sun in NY Harbor. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned crooner, the singing circle is perfect for mellow melodies and healthy harmonizing. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: blankets, instruments, water, etc. o Masks and contact information required upon arrival. o Participants must maintain six feet of physical distance between households. o All programs will be held in accordance with New York State reopening guidance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Sunset Singing Circle

Festival | Lost in Translation Art and Music Festival (virtual)


This is a new virtual art and music festival, developed and directed by City Lore staff member Eva Lia Pedriglieri. The festival blends visual arts, music, poetry, film and performance art for a virtual audience through live video streaming. Audiences can tune in through their devices to a live video feed of different artists and musicians, browse the virtual gallery, and interact with each other via chat. The festival features emerging artists and musicians from around the world. The phrase “Lost in Translation” is meant to highlight explorations of ideas, emotions, cultures, language, artistic processes and techniques, identities, etc., of all kinds and a consideration for what is lost and gained in any process of translation. The digitalization of this festival, via live-stream and virtual gallery, will provide a free and accessible platform for the participating artists to share their artistry and creativity easily to the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, Lost in Translation Art and Music Festival (virtual)

Opera | Met Opera: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (virtual, streaming for 23 hours)


During the 2019-20 season, one of America's greatest operas returned to the Met stage for the first time in 30 years, with the premiere of James Robinson's vibrant new production of Porgy and Bess. Bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue star in the title roles, headlining a phenomenal ensemble cast. The performance also features soprano Golda Schultz and bass-baritone Donovan Singletary as Clara and Jake, soprano Latonia Moore as Serena, and tenor Frederick Ballentine and bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Sportin' Life and Crown. And as the community matriarch Maria, veteran mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves delivers a scene-stealing performance. David Robertson conducts this beloved score, which includes a number of melodies that have become classic American standards. From February 1, 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, Met Opera: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (virtual, streaming for 23 hours)

Jazz | Bruce Barth Trio: Jazz in Performance (virtual)


Jazz pianist and composer Bruce Barth has been sharing his music with listeners the world over for more than thirty years. In addition to traveling widely performing his own music, he has also performed with revered jazz masters, as well as collaborated with leading musicians of his own generation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Park | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019): Biographical Drama with Tom Hanks


Lloyd Vogel is tasked with creating a profile of Fred Rogers, the creator and star of the successful children's program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. He dutifully goes to the studio where his subject is filming his show, and soon enough, he is sitting down with him, asking him probing questions. However, Fred seems to have a different plan in mind. The interviewee suddenly becomes the interviewer, and he starts to help the writer sent for him in unexpected ways. Directed by Marielle Heller Starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Chris Cooper. Face masks are required. Bring a chair or a blanket.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:15 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, June 04, 2021, 06/04/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019): Biographical Drama with Tom Hanks
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