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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 19, 2021?

26 free events take place on Saturday, June 19 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 19 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)
Saturday, June 19, 2021

All events, things to do on Saturday, June 19, 2021 are free unless otherwise noted.

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


These classes improve flexibility and build strength, while remaining low-impact. Open to all fitness levels. Saturdays, June 19-October 2, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Healthy on the Hudson: Pilates

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. Saturdays, June 5-September 25, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Kayaking

Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Waterfront Market: Music, Food, Antiques, Clothing, Roller Skating


The market offers socially-distanced experience of food, shopping, family-friendly activities and entertainment: music, accessories, clothing, jewelry, pet supplies, beauty products, pottery and much more. Every Sat and Sun, 10 am - 5 pm. Visitors must wear face coverings at all times and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Waterfront Market: Music, Food, Antiques, Clothing, Roller Skating

Workshop | New York Philharmonic: Fun, Conversation, Activities with Teaching Artists and Musicians (virtual)


The orchestra offers you space to reflect, dream, listen to one another, and reconnect after one of the most turbulent years in recent history. Enjoy the New York Philharmonic in three programs designed to fill our bodies and souls with wellbeing. Live interactive watch parties, hosted by Philharmonic Teaching Artists and Musicians, are on the following dates: Jun 12, 10 am: The Art of Listening Jun 19, 10 am: Mind, Body, Spirit, Music Jun 26, 10 am: Where We Find Hope
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, New York Philharmonic: Fun, Conversation, Activities with Teaching Artists and Musicians (virtual)

Fair | (IN-PERSON) FAD Market on the Island: Jewelry, Art, Apparel, Body Care, and More


Featuring a rotating lineup of over 30 of the city's emerging makers, designers, artists, and small businesses each month, browse one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry, art, apparel, bath and body care, tableware, home furnishings, and more. Every third weekend of the month until October 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, (IN-PERSON) FAD Market on the Island: Jewelry, Art, Apparel, Body Care, and More

Museums | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Historic 1885 Ship, Letterpress Demonstration 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 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Historic 1885 Ship, Letterpress Demonstration and History Exhibition

Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Street Market: Food Vendors, Collectables, Decor Items and More


Shop for antiques, decor items, sustainable and vintage clothing, collectible objects and more. In addition, Smorgasburg food vendors will offer brunch and lunch options.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Street Market: Food Vendors, Collectables, Decor Items and More

Tour | Istanbul: Taksim Square, an Old Place and the Center of a Modern City (virtual, live stream)


In this tour, you will walk in the Taksim Square, one of the most visited places in Istanbul. Listen to the stories about the heart of this modern city: history, buildings, people, and the important role of the square since the beginning.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, Istanbul:&nbsp;Taksim Square, an Old Place and the Center of a Modern City (virtual, live stream)

Discussion | Remembering Artist Huguette Caland (Zoom)


A discussion about the life and work of the fearless Lebanese artist, designer, and writer Huguette Caland. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête, this afternoon of intimate remembrances and conversation will be hosted by the artist's daughter Brigitte Caland and granddaughter L’Or Puymartin, along with the Los Angeles-based artist Robert Wilhite and The Drawing Center's Chief Curator, Claire Gilman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, Remembering Artist Huguette Caland (Zoom)

Festival | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Juneteenth Celebration


Meet The Federation of Black Cowboys, learn about Juneteenth, and ride a horse! Make art inspired by Mildred Howard’s The House That Will Not Pass For Any Color Than Its Own and enjoy stories by Allan Harris and music by the Cross That River Band.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Juneteenth Celebration

Dance Performance | Ayazamana: Traditional Dance from Ecuador (IN PERSON)


The Andes Mountains are coming...and they're bringing the Amazon and South America's Pacific Coast. Ayazamana -- a dance-and-music troupe that's part to the Ecuadorian American Cultural Center -- will present an outdoor show. Wearing ponchos, shawls, sombreros, and braids that date back to the Incan Empire, several dozen artists will take audiences on imaginary jaunts through Ecuador via traditional dances and celebrations. They might swashbuckle around the stage with machetes or chant and stomp. And they'll definitely whirl and balance bottles on their heads.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, Ayazamana: Traditional Dance from Ecuador (IN PERSON)

Movie in a Park | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Selma (2014): Oscar-Winning Drama


A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. Director: Ava DuVernay Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Selma (2014): Oscar-Winning Drama
3:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, (IN-PERSON) Improv comedy

Classical Music | Beethoven Piano Sonatas (virtual, live stream)


Pianist Adam Golka performs the final concert in The Complete Beethoven Sonatas series. All-Beethoven Program Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10 no. 1 Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78 "A Therese" Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique" Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54 Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, Beethoven Piano Sonatas (virtual, live stream)

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: Julieta Eugenio, is a young Argentinian saxophonist based in New York city. Julieta was born in Necochea (Buenos Aires) where she began studying music under the direction of Juan Carlos Gesualdi. She started with piano and then moved to saxophone and clarinet. In 2008, she started her journey to the big city, Buenos Aires, to continue her musical studies at Carrera Superior de Jazz del Conservatorio Manuel de Falla, Conservatorio Nacional Lopez Buchardo ( IUNA) and some private lessons too. Julieta embedded herself into the Argentinian jazz scene and performed in renowned jazz venues in Buenos Aires alongside master musicians.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, Gotham Yardbird Sanctuary: Jazz in Performance (In Person)

Park Walk | Seneca Village Tour  (virtual)


Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, who lived in an area that is now Central Park in the West 80s. Conservancy guides on this virtual tour of Seneca Village, the largest community of free Black property owners in pre–Civil War New York. Learn about this unique community, its distinction as a place of refuge from the crowded conditions and racial discrimination prevalent in NYC, and how the construction of Central Park resulted in the displacement of its residents through the process of eminent domain.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, Seneca Village Tour&nbsp; (virtual)

Dance Performance | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Revival 5: Hybrid!: Dance Performance and Workshop


Learn, watch, and participate with a multi-generational company, legendary guest artists and older adults sharing stories of new ways of connecting learned from this pandemic; stories of strength of legacy, hope and innovation! This is a live performance featuring all guest artists, and a post-performance dance workshop
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Revival 5: Hybrid!: Dance Performance and Workshop

City Walk | Black Gotham Experience Tour: The African Diaspora in Lower Manhattan


A walking tour that reveals connections between sacred and historic spaces of the African Diaspora in Lower Manhattan. The tour will have special emphasis on the African Burial Ground Commons and Historic District featuring the African Burial Ground Memorial, Black Lives Matter Plaza and the Triumph of the Human Spirit Monument. To keep staff and audience safe, every person be assessed for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors before entering one of our venues. Audience members will receive a health survey that they must fill out prior to entering the venue. Audience members and staff will be required to wear face coverings at all times while in attendance at a River To River event. They also ask that during the performance, audience members keep a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, Black Gotham Experience Tour: The African Diaspora in Lower Manhattan

Movie in a Park | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992): Brooklyn Teen Dreams


With hopes of becoming a doctor and not a product of her environment, a Brooklyn teenager is faced with numerous challenges that threaten her dreams. Director: Leslie Harris Stars: Ariyan A. Johnson, Kevin Thigpen, Ebony Jerido
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992): Brooklyn Teen Dreams

Concert | Boston Ensemble and Soprano Perform New Music (virtual)


An evening of high energy music featuring Pulitzer Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s “Zaka” and a new work by the winner of Boston New Music Initiative’s 8th Annual Commissioning Competition, Paul Novak. Presented by the Boston New Music Initiative’s core ensemble conducted by Tian Hui Ng and with special guest artist soprano, Stephanie Lamprea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, Boston Ensemble and Soprano Perform New Music (virtual)

Film | (IN-PERSON, indoors) Pre-Paradise: Disregarding Filmic Conventions


Independent filmmaker Jorge Torres-Torres sets out to make the purest brand of cinema by disregarding filmic conventions like following the script, scouting locations, or including other people in production plans. Cast: Jorge Torres-Torres, Eva Dorrepaal, Nahuel Perez Biscayar 71 minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, (IN-PERSON, indoors) Pre-Paradise: Disregarding Filmic Conventions

Dance Performance | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Dance Festival: Indian Classical Dance, Latin Dance, Contemporary


Enjoy dance performances by various companies each Sat at 7 pm through Jun 26th. Performers on Jun 19: McCoy Dance Project; Jacqueline Dugal; Frankie Martinez; Alicia Dellimore; Navatman Dance
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Dance Festival:&nbsp;Indian Classical Dance, Latin Dance, Contemporary

Concert | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Saturday Live Music


Take a dash of Herb Albert, a pinch of David Bowie, add a handful of Andy Kaufman, and you have Robert Whaley and his band. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Saturday Live Music

Concert | Juneteenth Celebration: Music, Dance, and Commentary (virtual)


Juneteenth commemorates our nation’s true independence—the day when all members of the newly reunited nation were finally declared free after the American Civil War. More than 400 years after the first enslaved African people were brought to the North American colonies, the fight for equality continues. Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr. leads this celebration—along with special guest Wayne Brady—to recognize the importance of this historic day and to acknowledge the long road still ahead. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, Juneteenth Celebration: Music, Dance, and Commentary (virtual)

Opera | Met Opera: Verdi's Don Carlo (virtual, streaming for 23 hours)


Director Nicholas Hytner brings out all the passionate intensity that is at the heart of Verdi's monumental drama. Don Carlo (Roberto Alagna), the Spanish crown prince, and Elizabeth of Valois (Marina Poplavskaya), daughter of the King of France, fall in love, only to be torn apart by international politics when Carlo's father, King Philip II (Ferruccio Furlanetto), decides to marry Elizabeth himself. Carlo's friend, Rodrigo (Simon Keenlyside), plays a dangerous game, balancing his political aims with the trust of his monarch. And when the beautiful Princess Eboli (Anna Smirnova) discovers her love for Don Carlo is not returned, her revenge terribly backfires. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts the Met orchestra and chorus. From December 11, 2010.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, Met Opera: Verdi's Don Carlo (virtual, streaming for 23 hours)

Movie in a Park | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Daughters of the Dust (1991): The Gullah Culture


Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century. Set in 1902. Director: Julie Dash Stars: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, June 19, 2021, 06/19/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Daughters of the Dust (1991): The Gullah Culture
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Comedy Club | (IN-PERSON) Stand Up Comedy!

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Theater | (IN-PERSON) A Thriller by Tony Winner

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