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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 25, 2021?

27 free events take place on Friday, June 25 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 25 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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27 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Friday, June 25, 2021

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

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 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (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 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Tai Chi

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 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Historic 1885 Ship and History Exhibition

Screening | Leonard Bernstein's The Gift of Music: Footage from the Archives and Early Television Ventures (virtual)


Throughout his career, Leonard Bernstein made more than 400 appearances at Carnegie Hall, beginning with his debut in 1943 leading the New York Philharmonic and concluding in 1990 with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Produced to commemorate the 75th anniversary of his birth and narrated by legendary screen star Lauren Bacall, The Gift of Music showcases footage from the Bernstein archives and early television ventures, including the 1947 Prague Spring Festival--possibly the earliest extant film of the famed musician. The streaming will be available until July 2, 12 PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Screenings, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, Leonard Bernstein's The Gift of Music: Footage from the Archives and Early Television Ventures (virtual)

Concert | (In-Person) Piano Music in a Park


Piano concert series, showcasing ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (In-Person) Piano Music in a Park

Talk | Exploring Bush Terminal Park (virtual)


Built on the footprint of the piers and warehouses of the historic Bush Terminal, Bush Terminal Park provided much-needed green space and waterfront access to the Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood when it opened in 2014. This is a virtual walk through the 22-acre park, which offers remnants of the site’s maritime and manufacturing history, unique engineered tide pools and a wild-growing forest, and unparalleled views of the harbor and skyline.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Talks, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, Exploring Bush Terminal Park (virtual)

Gallery Talk | Oscar Wilde at the Morgan Library (virtual)


From lavishly illustrated poetry volumes to the earliest surviving draft of The Picture of Dorian Gray, the Morgan's collection of Oscar Wilde books and manuscripts reveals the wit, industry, and imagination of the iconic fin-de-siècle writer. Join Philip Palmer, Robert H. Taylor Curator and Dept. Head, Literary and Historical Manuscripts, for an Instagram tour of the Morgan's Wildean treasures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, Oscar Wilde at the Morgan Library (virtual)

Performance | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) June Rites!!: An Hour of Stunning Live Performance


After more than a year of isolation, Waterwell invites you to join your fellow New Yorkers for a summer-in-the-city celebration. June Rites !! is an original hour of visually stunning and viscerally contagious live performance. Conceived as a civic ritual in dialogue with state fairs and summer solstice festivals, this piece will be an opportunity for collective reemergence into public spaces after a long, hard winter. By turns reflective, playful, somber and ecstatic, the performers and musicians of June Rites !! provide an essential way to experience New York City opening up a new chapter of live performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Performances, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) June Rites!!: An Hour of Stunning Live Performance

Open Mike | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jamaica Mic Drop: Spoken Word, Poetry, Music, and More


The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning will host Jamaica Mic Drop. This roughly two-hour live event will offer the public opportunities to express themselves via music, spoken word, poetry, and other forms of creativity. Plus, local vendors will pop up to sell their products. Jamaica Mic Drop will take place in the--the full block between Archer and Jamaica avenues on Parsons Boulevard--starting at 5 pm on each night. The fun, which is made possible through support from Con Edison and MetroPlus, is free, but RSVP is requested. Click here to register for the first one on June 25.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Open Mikes, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jamaica Mic Drop: Spoken Word, Poetry, Music, and More

Concert | (IN-PERSON) Brass Trio


Enjoy live music from Skyline Bones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Concerts, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (IN-PERSON) Brass Trio

Opening Reception | (IN-PERSON, indoors) Tu Rêves (You're Dreaming): The Aspirational Drive


Monsieur Zohore's first solo show with the gallery consists of paintings, sculptures, and a site specific installation that changes over the course of the show. Zohore’s new suite of works takes on tropes of the aspirational drive as it exists in Ivorian and American contexts: whether they be in the role of a fan, as offspring, as parent, as domestic worker, as lover, as shopper, or even as an artist, and often as multiple at once.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (IN-PERSON, indoors) Tu R&ecirc;ves (You're Dreaming): The Aspirational Drive

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 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Bossa Nova Live

Museums | Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary


Discover art that traverses Asia's diverse cultures, regions, and narratives. The Museum's special exhibitions celebrate art forms that range from ancient to contemporary, including photography and multimedia, while its permanent collection galleries are focused primarily on art from the Himalayan region. Admission is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. (reservations open two weeks in advance).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary

Dance Lesson | Contemporary Dance Class with Trevor Ricardo Spencer Jr. (virtual)


Live from Rosedale this evening where you can learn a section of the contemporary dance piece that Trevor Spencer will be touring with QDF this year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, Contemporary Dance Class with Trevor Ricardo Spencer Jr. (virtual)

Concert | Queer Chanteys, Queer Sailors (virtual)


The Sea Songs and Sea Lives: Voices of the Many series continues as we explore the roles of diverse sailors and their treatment in traditional maritime songs. This month, join chantey singers Lafayette Matthews and Jules Peiperl, and sailor Miriam Rocek, to explore the history of queerness in traditional sailing as reflected in traditional songs - hidden in plain sight. We'll also discuss how the world of traditional music has become a gathering place for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Special guests include singer/songwriter Alex Sturbaum . The presentation will include many songs, and lyrics will be provided so guests can sing along from home.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, Queer Chanteys, Queer Sailors (virtual)

Gallery Talk | (IN-PERSON, indoors) Requim for Robbins: The DC Comics Art of Frank Robbins


In conjunction with our current exhibition Frank Robbins: The Prodigy, featuring the lesser-known body of paintings by the famed comic book writer and artist, this is a gallery talk by comic book art historian Arlen Schumer (author/designer, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art). In 1971 Robbins, already established for years as a DC Comics writer on their Batman titles, became the first creative talent to both write and illustrate a Batman story in the character's published history, the first of four that Robbins would execute over the next year; then, in 1974, Robbins illustrated for DC four issues of one of Batman's major inspirations, The Shadow. Both of Robbins' runs created considerable controversy among fans at the time for his radical, stylized approach to "superhero" illustration, one that continues to elicit strong reactions, fifty years later.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (IN-PERSON, indoors) Requim for Robbins: The DC Comics Art of Frank Robbins

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 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Healthy on the Hudson: Tai Chi

Play | The Three Sisters (In-Person, outdoors)


Shakespeare Downtown performs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, The Three Sisters (In-Person, outdoors)

Play | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) King Lear -- with a Happy Ending


This version of King Lear by William Shakespeare will employ Nahum Tate's 1681 "happy ending." The original source material for King Lear wasn't a tragedy! Tate's adaptation--which lets our well-meaning royal live and let live--was performed almost exclusively until the 1840s. Performed by New York Classical Theatre. Tuesdays through Sundays, June 24-July 11, 2021 For your safety, the in-person performances will have limited attendance based on the NYC Department of Parks & Rec guidelines.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) King Lear -- with a Happy Ending

Concert | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Latin Music


Enjoy live salsa music with Cuarteto Guatac.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Latin Music

Performance | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Picnic Performance: New York Chinese Cultural Center


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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Performances, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Picnic Performance: New York Chinese Cultural Center

Performance | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) The Illustrious Blacks


The duo's aural and visual spectacle unites the gravity defying, gender bending performance of Monstah Black with the celestial sonics of Manchildblack in an otherworldly celebration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Performances, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) The Illustrious Blacks

Dance Performance | Dance Films and Conversation (Zoom)


Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company presents an evening screening of several short dance films, the world premieres of Willow and Dollhouse and conversation. Hosted by Daniel Gwirtzman with special guest Dante Puleio, Artistic Director of the Limón Dance Company. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, Dance Films and Conversation (Zoom)

Classical Music | SummerFest: Baroque Music, Winds, and More (virtual)


Enjoy online music festival, June 25-27.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, SummerFest: Baroque Music, Winds, and More (virtual)

Performance | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) All Stories True: An Experimental Program of Film, Spoken Word, and Improvised Music


A world premiere by Justin Randolph Thompson. The event kicks off with live jazz performed by the acclaimed Soundwork. Then, Justin Randolph Thomas and his collaborators present an experimental program of film, spoken word, and improvised music that reflects on the hanging of Louis Till in 1945 by the US military in Italy – just a decade before the lynching of his son Emmett Till in the US. Of note, the evening also includes the US premiere of Justin Randolph Thompson’s 2020 short film Doan Yu Tell No One I Made It. Ultimately, All Stories True intends to connect geographies and notions of predatory blackness through geo-psycho continuities and a sonic capacity for mourning.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) All Stories True: An Experimental Program of Film, Spoken Word, and Improvised Music

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 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Journey to the Stars: Stargazing in the Park

Performance | Ghosting: Suddenly Gone (virtual)


Sí never sleeps well. Sí never remembers her dreams. But she wakes up in the middle of the night to find Mark, who ghosted her six years ago, standing at the end of her bed in London. Now she must face her demons and go back to the last place on Earth she wants to be. Waterford. Home. Irish Rep presents the New York premiere of Waterford natives Anne O’Riordan’s (Call the Midwife, Doctors) and Jamie Beamish’s (Bridgerton, Derry Girls) tragic comic new play. First premiering to sold out audiences in London, O’Riordan and Beamish brought their collaboration home to Theatre Royal, Waterford in 2019. This production of Ghosting was streamed live online from Theatre Royal in April 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, June 25, 2021, 06/25/2021, Ghosting: Suddenly Gone (virtual)
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