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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 8, 2021?

25 free events take place on Tuesday, June 8 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 8 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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25 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

All events are free unless otherwise noted. ONLINE EVENTS ARE MARKED AS SUCH.

Discussion | The Future of Higher Education in Pakistan (virtual)


This event will discuss opportunities and challenges associated with the higher education space in Pakistan and address the potential for international academic collaboration. Joining the discussion will be Dr. Arshad Ahmad, the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Lahore University of Management Sciences; Dr. Samina Qadir, the former VC of Fatima Jinnah University; and Dr. Sohail Naqvi, the VC of the Agha Khan Foundation's Central Asia University. APF President's Circle member and University of Delaware professor Dr. Saleem H. Ali will moderate the discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, The Future of Higher Education in Pakistan (virtual)

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Adult Outdoor Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training, and a lot of fun. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel etc. • 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. Tuesdays, May 11-June 29, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Adult Outdoor Zumba

Workshop | Argentine Tango: Coaching Session with "The Baryshnikov of tango" (virtual)


Studio 5 | Dancing Across Continents offers audiences an intimate look at rare pairings of exceptional dance artists from around the world. This series of coaching sessions and conversations explores the artistic process of a diversity of various dance styles. Curated and hosted by dance critic and historian Alastair Macaulay. In this episode, "The Baryshnikov of tango" (The New York Times), international superstar Gabriel Misse and his partner Maru Rifourcat work with Korean female tango pair Karen & Kei who have been dancing tango together since 2012. The streaming will be available through Jun 17th.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, Argentine Tango: Coaching Session with "The Baryshnikov of tango" (virtual)

Concert | Home Is Where Music Is: The Sounds of Africa (virtual)


This special multimedia presentation and discussion will celebrate the sounds of Africa and its diaspora interspersed with photography, art, video, and music. The virtual performance and discussion features broadcaster Georges Collinet and Jolly Papa, a media hub for African music, and will be hosted across our social media platforms.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, Home Is Where Music Is: The Sounds of Africa (virtual)

Other | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) The Art of Bubble-Making: Family Fun


Watch the art of bubble-making! We've all blown soap bubbles before but have you ever seen someone create a bubble big enough to stand inside? Or one long enough to jump over? Open your eyes to the magical world of bubbles at this family-friendly event. Please wear masks and practice social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Others, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) The Art of Bubble-Making: Family Fun

Jazz | Gotham Yardbird Sanctuary: Jazz in Performance (In Person)


Gotham Yardbird Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in response to the 2020 global pandemic and it's impact on NYC's Jazz community and local businesses. GYS provides free-to-all Live Jazz performances in various places all over NYC, such as restaurants and bars, art museums and galleries, food courts, churches, organic rooftop gardens. etc. About the Artist: Jinjoo Yoo is a Jazz Pianist/Composer/Arranger. Jinjoo Yoo is a dynamic performer with a unique voice. Hailing from Seoul, South Korea, Jinjoo currently resides in New York and collaborates with different projects and leads her own group as well. As a leader or a sideman, she has toured/performed internationally, including performances in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Greece, Spain, Poland, Hungary, and South Korea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, Gotham Yardbird Sanctuary: Jazz in Performance (In Person)

Discussion | Partners in Democracy: Perspectives on the U.S.-ROK Alliance in light of President Moon's visit to the United States (virtual)


Panelists: Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, KEI Dr. Victor Cha, CSIS Korea Chair Moderator: Professor Leonard Steinhorn, American University
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Discussions, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, Partners in Democracy: Perspectives on the U.S.-ROK Alliance in light of President Moon's visit to the United States (virtual)

Park Walk | The Belvedere: Beautiful View Tour (virtual)


Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its rich history and the Conservancy's work to preserve this architectural gem. On this tour of the Belvedere--which fittingly translates to "beautiful view"--you'll explore the surrounding landscapes and landmarks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Park Walks, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, The Belvedere: Beautiful View Tour (virtual)

Lecture | The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution and Why It Matters Today (virtual)


Eric Foner, Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, gives a talk examining Reconstruction's most tangible legacies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution and Why It Matters Today (virtual)

Dance Lesson | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Macoronarena Lince Dance: Family Event


Enjoy an outdoor dance class. Each Tue through July, participants will learn a new dance style. Check-in begins at 5:45 pm. Masks required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Macoronarena Lince Dance: Family Event

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Sunset Yoga


Escape the hustle and bustle of NYC and join Abhaya Yoga for a socially-distanced sunset yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition. Tuesdays, May 4-October 26, 2021 Registration opens every Tuesday at 10:00am for classes the following week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Sunset Yoga

Book Club | Barn 8: A Plot to Steal a Million Chickens (Zoom)


For June, the group discusses Deb Olin Unferth’s wildly inventive novel, a heist story of a very unusual sort. Two auditors for the U.S. egg industry go rogue and conceive a plot to steal a million chickens in the middle of the night—an entire egg farm’s worth of animals. A series of catastrophes ensues. Funny, whimsical, philosophical, and heartbreaking, Barn 8 ultimately asks: What constitutes meaningful action in a world so in need of change? Unferth comes at this question with striking ingenuity, razor-sharp wit, and ferocious passion.     
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, Barn 8: A Plot to Steal a Million Chickens (Zoom)

Poetry Reading | The Poetry of Will Alexander (Zoom)


Dia is pleased to announce the final event in its Readings in Contemporary Poetry series. This season, instead of pairing two poets for an evening, curator Vincent Katz has chosen a format that pays tribute to five exemplary poets. For each event, a small group of readers will pay homage to one of the featured poets, followed by a reading by that poet. The featured poet for this event is Will Alexander. The tribute readers for this event will be Tongo Eisen-Martin, Paolo Javier, Janice Lee, and Uche Nduk
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, The Poetry of Will Alexander (Zoom)

Dance Lesson | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Dance: Bollywood & Bhangra


Dancers of all levels are invited to learn technique from the best. Originating in India, these dance forms highlight rhythm, expression and passion. Bhangra, particularly, is a high-energy folk dance with origins in Punjab, India, a dance now learned and loved by many. Ajna Dance Company was founded to foster diversity and inclusion by making Indian dance and culture more accessible to all. Tuesdays, June 8-July 13, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Dance: Bollywood & Bhangra

Author Reading | Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 (virtual)


Author Sarah Schulmanmin conversation with activist Steven Thrasher. Twenty years in the making, Let the Record Show is the most comprehensive political history of ACT UP and American AIDS activism ever collected. Schulman will talk about this significant and fabulously reviewed book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Author Readings, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 (virtual)

Talk | (IN-PERSON, indoors) The Founder of a Network for Children of Holocaust Survivors


Menachem Z. Rosensaft talks to Ellen Bachner Greenberg about Rosensaft's life and legacy. Born to Holocaust survivors, Rosensaft founded the International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and authored several books.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, (IN-PERSON, indoors) The Founder of a Network for Children of Holocaust Survivors

Author Reading |  Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir (virtual)


Author Akwaeke Emezi shares their debut work of nonfiction, a memoir that "deeply engages with the metaphysics of Black spirit and singularly faces the Black reader."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, &nbsp;Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir (virtual)

Author Reading | Luster: An Open Marriage (virtual)


In Raven Leilani's novel, Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties-sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She is also haltingly, fitfully giving heat and air to the art that simmers inside her. And then she meets Eric, a digital archivist with a family in New Jersey, including an autopsist wife who has agreed to an open marriage-with rules.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, Luster: An Open Marriage (virtual)

Author Reading | The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win (Zoom)


It’s true that author Maria Konnikova had never actually played poker before and didn't even know the rules when, after a string of bad luck, she approached Erik Seidel, Poker Hall of Fame inductee and winner of tens of millions of dollars in earnings, and convinced him to be her mentor. But she certainly brought something to the table, including a PhD in psychology and an acclaimed and growing body of work on human behavior and how to hack it. Soon she was down the rabbit hole with Seidel into the wild, fiercely competitive, overwhelmingly masculine world of high-stakes Texas Hold’em. Join Konnikova down the rabbit hole at this virtual book talk with Nate Silver, founder and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win (Zoom)

Opera | Met Opera: Gounod's Faust (virtual, streaming for 23 hours)


Goethe's seminal drama Faust, which sees an aging philosopher sell his soul for renewed youth and earthly delights, has inspired many operatic adaptations, but none has proved as popular as Gounod's rich, elegantly Gallic interpretation, which was the very first opera ever performed at the Met in 1883. Offering an ardent tenor role for the title character, meltingly lyrical music for the beautiful and naive Marguerite, and a smooth-talking take on Mephistopheles for bass, it delivers all of the hallmarks of 19th-century French opera. Starring Marina Poplavskaya, Jonas Kaufmann, and Rene Pape, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Production by Des McAnuff. From December 10, 2011.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, Met Opera: Gounod's Faust (virtual, streaming for 23 hours)

Screening | Flowers: Performance Art from Singapore (virtual)


Performed in 2019 in Brooklyn by the artist XUE, with a live accompaniment on electric guitar by John Barrington, Flowers is an improvised score integrated with ASMR-style field recordings of hand-manipulated chrysanthemums. With introduction by the artist. In collaboration with Mika Orotea and John Barrington. VHS documentation: Mika Orotea. (60 minutes). XUE is a surrogate for artist Sher Chew--an eponymous conductor of clandestine realities activated through live performance informed by the art of butoh. XUE uses aesthetic production as an intervention, cultivating an impressionistic style of world-building as a form of critical resistance. XUE's worlds are post-lingual spaces that often involve silent or disarticulate bodies routinely subject to invisible restrictions. By designing rigorous systems that provoke exhaustion, XUE is committed to un-scripting the socialized body, allowing radical physical vocabularies to emerge through the body as it cedes to a state of surrender.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, Flowers: Performance Art from Singapore (virtual)

Poetry Reading | A Father's Worth in Words: A Tribute to Black Fathers (virtual)


A night of powerful poetry featuring Kraal "Kayo" Charles, Paul Mcintosh, Suzen Baraka, Hayden Greene, Tarishi "Midnight" Shuler, Advocate of Wordz, Ramya Ramana, Tahani Salah and David "D-Black" Roberts. Special Guest Wé McDonald "The Voice" and Abiodun Oyewole.
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Poetry Readings, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, A Father's Worth in Words: A Tribute to Black Fathers (virtual)

Performance | Global Forms Theater Festival: Roundabout (virtual)


Twelve immigrant artists from different countries bring their talent and expertise to the project of creating theatrical “portraits” of two immigrants who entrusted the group with their stories. Roundabout combines interview footage with a virtual theater piece, written and staged in response to and inspired by the subjects' stories. The pre-recorded performance pieces will be followed by a live, virtual discussion panel featuring the interview subjects and the artists: they will reflect on the process of remote collaboration, and what it feels like to see their experiences interpreted and embodied by others as theater.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, Global Forms Theater Festival: Roundabout (virtual)

Concert | The Harlem Chamber Players: Beethoven, Mozart and More (In Person)


Program: N. Tellier: selections from "Fanfares" George Walker: "Lyric for Strings" Mozart: selections from "Exsultate Jubilate" K 165 "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet in E flat major, opus 20 With: Eric Davis, French horn Alison Buchanan, soprano
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, The Harlem Chamber Players: Beethoven, Mozart and More (In Person)

Concert | Intersection of Americana, Modern Pop, and Classical Music (Zoom)


Defying convention and boundaries, Time For Three stands at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop, and classical music. To experience Time For Three (TF3) live is to hear the various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music fold in on themselves and emerge anew. Bonded by an uncommon blend of their instruments fused together with their voices, Charles Yang (violin, vocals), Nicolas "Nick" Kendall (violin, vocals), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass, vocals), have found a unique voice of expression to share with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 08, 2021, 06/08/2021, Intersection of Americana, Modern Pop, and Classical Music (Zoom)
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