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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 18, 2021?

23 free events take place on Friday, June 18 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 18 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 18, 2021

All events, things to do on Friday, June 18, 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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Workshops, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, (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 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Tai Chi

Museums | (IN-PERSON) North American Portraits and Other Exhibitions


Swiss-born Karl Bodmer (1809–1893) was one of the first and most accomplished European artists to document the landscape of the North American interior and its Indigenous peoples. He was hired by the German explorer and naturalist Maximilian, Prince of Wied-Neuwied, to accompany an expedition to the northwestern reaches of the Missouri River in 1833–34. Together they traveled from Saint Louis through the tribal lands of the Omaha, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Blackfoot, among many Plains nations where Bodmer executed watercolor portraits in situ. A meticulous draftsman, Bodmer produced portraits that are notable for their sensitivity of depiction and subtle, refined brushwork. Bodmer’s precise observation of his sitters—in facial likeness, body decoration, and regalia—conveys eyewitness testimony to the lives of specific individuals and the complexity of cultural encounters.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, (IN-PERSON) North American Portraits and Other Exhibitions

Screening | Mahler's Symphony No. 2, 'Resurrection', Leonard Bernstein Leads the London Symphony Orchestra, 1973 (virtual)


Leonard Bernstein was one of the foremost advocates of Mahler's music, largely credited with the popularity of the composer's symphonies in the United States today. Led by Bernstein, soprano Sheila Armstrong and mezzo-soprano Janet Baker join the London Symphony Orchestra and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus for Mahler's musical contemplation on life and death in his Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection," recorded in England's majestic Ely Cathedral in 1973. The streaming will be available until Jun 25, 12 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, Mahler's Symphony No. 2, 'Resurrection', Leonard Bernstein Leads the London Symphony Orchestra, 1973 (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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Gallery Talks, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, Treasures from the Permanent Collection: An Interactive Spotlight Tour

Concert | (IN-PERSON, indoors) Songwrights Apothecary Lab


An afternoon of sharing music and conversation with musicians and researchers brought together by esperanza spalding. Songwrights Apothecary Lab is a live installation where esperanza spalding and her fellow songwrights, researchers and mentors will be creating original music. The creation of this original music, which the lab will share with visitors during the festival, will continue spalding's exploration over the past years of how musicians might meaningfully incorporate therapeutic practices and knowledge into their work. For this event, seats will be arranged in pods of 2. One reservation counts for 2 seats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, (IN-PERSON, indoors) Songwrights Apothecary Lab

Concert | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Songs


This year will be the first year NYC will be recognizing Juneteenth as a state holiday. This is an afternoon of song and spoken word reflections celebrating freedom and commemorating the ending of American slavery. This seated, outdoor event will take place on the museum's front terrace.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Songs

Movie in a Park | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) 2020 Animated Shorts


Imaginative storytelling and captivating craft. Suggested for those 14 and older. Playing in this program: Grandad was a Romantic Umbrella The Tiger Who Came to Tea Beyond Noh Kapaemahu Bathwell in Clerkentime Friends To Gerard
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Movie in a Parks, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) 2020 Animated Shorts

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 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Bossa Nova Live

Film | Cocoon (2020): German Girl's Coming-of-Age Summer (virtual)


Nora, a shy 14-year-old Berlin girl, will never forget this way too hot summer. Surrounded by people with disrupted biographies, from different cultures and backgrounds, she makes her way into adulthood. Nora gets her first period, falls in love with another girl, learns to stand up for herself, and gets her heart broken for the first time. When summer ends, things will never be the same again for Nora. Director: Leonie Krippendorff
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, Cocoon (2020): German Girl's Coming-of-Age Summer (virtual)

Author Reading | On Juneteenth: Commemorating the Holiday (virtual)


Pulitzer Prize-winning writers Annette Gordon-Reed and Brent Staples for a discussion of Gordon-Reed’s new book, On Juneteenth — a stirring reflection on how the holiday commemorating the freeing of African-American slaves in the United States is celebrated.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, On Juneteenth: Commemorating the Holiday (virtual)

Classical Music | Organ Works by William Byrd, Peter Philips and More (virtual)


The Fitzwilliam "Organ" Book, features music found in one of the most important late 16th- early 17th-century keyboard collections, music usually performed on the harpsichord. However, many of the compositions sit equally well on the organ, which may be the instrument for which some of these works were originally conceived. This program will present works of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, William Byrd and Peter Philips, performed on a chamber organ (Klop, 1996) by Jeff Snedeker.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, Organ Works by William Byrd, Peter Philips and More (virtual)

Dance Lesson | Tap with Demi (virtual)


Live from Astoria tonight with an Open Level tap class taught by Demi Remick. Shuffle into your Friday evening with fun combinations and rhythms.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, Tap with Demi (virtual)
6:30 pm
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Comedy Clubs, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, (IN-PERSON) Stand Up Comedy!

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Healthy on the Hudson: Tai Chi


Explore this low-impact, meditative form of exercise. Open to all fitness levels. Fridays, June 18-October 1, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Healthy on the Hudson: Tai Chi

Concert | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Latin Music


Enjoy live salsa music with Cuarteto Guatac.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Latin Music

Concert | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Picnic Performance: New York City Opera Presents Pride in the Park


The 2021 return of Picnic Performances includes twenty-five live and in-person music, dance, and theater events produced in partnership with a diverse and storied lineup of New York City's performing arts institutions. All events open to the public with limited capacity and audience registration required. The park will observe all New York City and New York State guidelines immediate to the time of the performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Picnic Performance: New York City Opera Presents Pride in the Park

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
7:00 pm
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Workshops, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Sunset Singing Circle

Dance Performance | Search(Light); Dancing in Development (virtual)


Hosted by the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Kinesis Project dance theatre is continuing to create their newest work Search(Light) as a cross-country experience - sharing live performances between dancers in NYC and Seattle. This boundary-breaking dance company allows a glimpse into the creation process.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, Search(Light); Dancing in Development (virtual)

Author Reading | Welcome Home: A Guide to Building a Home for Your Soul -- Featuring Nascar Star Danica Patrick (virtual)


In her debut book of inspiration, poet Najwa Zebian shares her revolutionary concept of home--the place of safety where you can embrace your vulnerability and discover your self-worth. It's the place where your soul feels like it belongs, where you are loved for who you are. Too many of us build our homes in other people in the hope that they will deem us worthy of being welcomed inside, and then we feel abandoned and empty when those people leave. Building your home inside yourself--and never experiencing inner homelessness again--begins here.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, Welcome Home: A Guide to Building a Home for Your Soul -- Featuring Nascar Star Danica Patrick (virtual)

Classical Music | Chamber Music (virtual)


PhiloSonia's end-of-season celebration week: each night from June 14th through Friday June 18th at 7pm, enjoy a different piece of music. Here's what pieces you can expect to hear: Andrew Norman Sabina from The Companion Guide to Rome for String Quartet Carlos Simon An Elegy: A Cry from the Grave  and Warmth of Other Suns for String Quartet Hugo Wolf Italian Serenade for String Quartet Tchaikovsky String Sextet in D minor "Souvenir de Florence" Op. 70 Brahms Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 34 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, Chamber Music&nbsp;(virtual)

Movie in a Park | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) The Sixth Sense (1999): Clairvoyant Kid


A child psychologist comes to the aid of a tormented boy who has visions of the dead. As the sympathetic doctor digs deeper into the child's strange powers, it leads to unexpected consequences for both of them. With Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Movie in a Parks, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) The Sixth Sense (1999): Clairvoyant Kid

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Journey to the Stars: Stargazing in the Park


Come out and see the stars, planets, and the moon from the park. Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds. Members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up high-powered telescopes for stargazing sessions that are free and open to the public. Weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 18, 2021, 06/18/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Journey to the Stars: Stargazing in the Park
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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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