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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 11, 2022?

35 free events take place on Saturday, June 11 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 11 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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35 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Saturday, June 11, 2022

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free events nyc New Orleans Tradition with Electrifying Jazz Musicians
free events nyc Ballet Hispanico's Social Latin Dance Class and Tap from Music From The Sole
free events nyc Herbie Hancock, Oscar- and Grammy-Winning Jazz Legend
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Birdwatching | Bird Walk in the Park


Explore the park's ecologically diverse grounds and celebrate a long tradition of birding in the park. Look for various species of resident and migratory birds and discuss a wide range of avian topics. The walk will be led by a New York City Audubon guide. Saturdays, April 16-June 25, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Bird Walk in the Park

Workshop | Drawing in the Park


Paint in watercolor or use pastels and other drawing materials to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape of South Cove. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Drawing in the Park

Fair | Fair Indoors: Accessories, Housewares, Clothing and More


Jewelry, accessories, housewares, clothing, music books, artwork and many other fun things.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Fair Indoors: Accessories, Housewares, Clothing and More

Birdwatching | Introduction to Birdwatching Walk


Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you. A member of the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Park Alliance lead an introductory walk to learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit the Park through all seasons. All levels are welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Saturdays, March 26-September 17, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Introduction to Birdwatching Walk

Workshop | Moves with Limón Dance


Move to live accompaniment and experience the joy of dance with dancers from the Limón Dance Company. Open to all levels and ages - no experience required. Saturdays, June 11-Sept. 24, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Moves with Lim&oacute;n Dance

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Trial German Class (online)


Trial classes are available for beginners and the more advanced.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Trial German Class (online)

Workshop | Dance Fitness


Get and stay fit in this outdoor class. Saturdays, May 7-Sept. 24, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Dance Fitness

Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Juggling in the Park

Performance | New York Yo-Yo Show


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) gives a truly unique performance and 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 levels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, New York Yo-Yo Show

City Walk | Queer History Walk


A walking tour that explores the queer histories of the neighborhood surrounding the museum. This walk will bring visitors to select sites to reflect on the changing nature of queer community as it formed along the New York waterfront. Visit the former sites of bars, clubs, and public spaces and consider the intersection between artistic and sexual experimentation that occurred alongside the piers of the West Side. The walk will culminate with a look at Day's End (2021) by David Hammons, a new permanent public artwork that sketches the shape of the former Pier 52 building and references a work by the artist Gordon Matta-Clark from 1975. The layered history of Hammons's work serves as a model for how the queer history of the city remains a defining presence in the ever-changing landscape of the neighborhood. Start times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Queer History Walk

Gallery Talk | Undercurrents: Exhibition Tour


A group exhibition that explores the nuanced relationship between materiality, human longing, and collective memory. This culminating exhibition will feature artists Layo Bright, John Guzman, Alyssa Klauer, Africanus Okokon, Patrick Quarm, Daniel Ramos, and Warith Taha, it is organized by Curatorial Fellows Marissa Del Toro and Jamillah Hinson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Undercurrents: Exhibition Tour

Festival | Irish Dance and Music Festival


The annual festival returns featuring music, performances, and opportunities for the whole family to join in.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Festivals, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Irish Dance and Music Festival

Film | Shall We Dance? (2004): Romantic Comedy with Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez


Estate attorney and family man John Clark, impulsively signs up for dance classes after noticing a beautiful woman staring through the window of a dance studio. Directed by Peter Chelsom 2004 | PG-13 | 106 minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Shall We Dance? (2004): Romantic Comedy with Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez

Concert | Audio Experience of Electronic Music: Over 100 Speakers


Over one hundred audio speakers will bathe the audience in sound, an audio experience they could not possibly replicate at home. A guided tour of contemporary electronic music runs from music composed for a single moving speaker to a work that exploits the full 102-speaker Meyer Sound Constellation, using dozens of speakers mounted all around the audience in the four walls and the ceiling of the concert space. The program crafted by composer Greg Wilder includes seminal selections from Frank Zappa, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Jean-Phillippe Rameau, Wolfgang Miterer; music that's rarely been heard in the way the composers intended. Commentary throughout the program will illuminate the dramatic shift in the way people will be creating and experiencing music for decades to come. Must be fully vaccinated with a valid photo ID. Must wear N95, KF94, or KN95 high-grade mask while at the venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Audio Experience of Electronic Music: Over 100 Speakers

Staged Reading | Excerpts from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology (1915)


Over 20 actors perform short excerpts from the collection of poems that collectively narrates the epitaphs of the residents of the town of Spoon River, a fictional small town named after the Spoon River, which ran near Masters' home town of Lewistown, Illinois. The aim of the poems is to demystify rural and small town American life. Runs about 90 minutes. Bring a folding chair and enjoy the river view and great storytelling!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Excerpts from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology (1915)

Play | Lear, Part I: Outdoor Shakespeare Adapted to the Old West


California, 1879. The Frontier lies open with the promise of power, wealth, and glory... for some. For others there is only defeat and ruin. Written in the midst of a deadly plague, Lear is a tragedy about family, loyalty, and the choices people make to break free from their restraints. No ghosts, no angry gods, no magic, and no witches. Only the unforgiving skies, the cruelty of the ordinary world, and the human heart's capacity for love and hate, darkness and light. Presented in two parts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Plays, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Lear, Part I: Outdoor Shakespeare Adapted to the Old West

Performance | Rivers of Renewal: Performance Art


Phingbodhipakkiya's Rivers of Renewal offers the opportunity to shed anguish and start over, letting go of whatever might weigh us down. Each April, Thai people celebrate the start of a new year during the Songkran festival, where everyone from children to elders takes part in throwing water at one another. The spirit of Songkran lives in this piece as visitors are invited to find release by throwing water at a cylindrical tapestry of mixed media and pigment. With every splash, the pigments run together creating rivulets and textures dripping from the tapestry onto the ground, creating a grand, layered commemoration of community catharsis. With this piece, the artist creates a monument to restoration and renewal, celebrating the transformation that we've witnessed and the peace that follows.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Rivers of Renewal: Performance Art

Discussion | Diving as Method (online)


Mae A. Miller, curator of A Thousand Secrets, will facilitate a conversation with researchers Justin Dunnavant and Melody Jue, to reflect upon the practices and possibilities of deep sea diving as a method of critical aesthetic and historical inquiry. This panel will include maritime archaeologist Justin Dunnavant and media theorist Melody Jue in conversation on questions of diving as an artistic and historical method. Working across examples of deep sea fiber optic cables, sunken slave ships, underwaters, and art installations on the ocean floor, panelists will discuss the politics, possibilities and challenges of underwater analysis? How do practices of looking and listening under and through water challenge dominant narratives of the past, present, and future?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Diving as Method (online)

Dancing | Tonight We Dance: A Night of Jazz & Swing


A night of swing, dance, and live music. Enjoy dancing with the Harlem Swing Dance Society. Wear your best outfit, put on your favorite dancing shoes, and get ready to have fun. The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra will bring the music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Dancings, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Tonight We Dance: A Night of Jazz & Swing

Jazz | New Orleans Tradition with Electrifying Jazz Musicians


Grab your parasols and handkerchiefs for a second line processional with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Led by a band of electrifying jazz musicians followed by members of the community, this New Orleans tradition has been a colorful and vivacious practice of celebration and mourning for hundreds of years among African American and Creole cultures. Following the processional, there will be a 45 minute performance from the band. Come out and experience the New Orleans style "joie de vivre" right here in New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, New Orleans Tradition with Electrifying Jazz Musicians

Play | Lear, Part II: Outdoor Shakespeare Adapted to the Old West


California, 1879. The Frontier lies open with the promise of power, wealth, and glory... for some. For others there is only defeat and ruin. Written in the midst of a deadly plague, Lear is a tragedy about family, loyalty, and the choices people make to break free from their restraints. No ghosts, no angry gods, no magic, and no witches. Only the unforgiving skies, the cruelty of the ordinary world, and the human heart's capacity for love and hate, darkness and light. Presented in two parts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Plays, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Lear, Part II: Outdoor Shakespeare Adapted to the Old West

Opening Reception | Remembering Bast: An Exhibition in Memoriam


An exhibition to honor the memory of Bast who passed away approximately one year ago. The exhibition features 26 major paintings by the New York legend, spanning over a decade's worth of work, including previously unseen artworks that were completed prior to the artists' passing. These major paintings exemplify the meteoric rise of Bast throughout his career, from street artist to gallery artist, grounding his influences in Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism. His canvases highlight his masterful manipulation of acrylics and oils, along with the incorpration of found objects and materials, into bright, colorful and celebratory pieces created through autodidactic techniques. Bast's place in art history, as a son of Brooklyn and important and influentual contemporary artist, is solidified through these seminal works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Remembering Bast: An Exhibition in Memoriam

Performance | The Vanishing Point: Journey into Blindness


The World Health Organization’s Arts & Health lead and co-founder of the Healing Arts Initiative, Christopher Bailey, hosts an experiential conversation on how the arts can promote health outcomes and well-being. Bailey, a former stage actor trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, will perform a signature monologue The Vanishing Point, a vivid and gripping story of his journey into blindness, and what he discovered about perception, empathy, and the healing power of the arts, for individuals and communities. Immediately afterwards, he will engage in a panel discussion and conversation with the audience, featuring Gary Padmore, Director of Education at the New York Philharmonic, and Dr. Carlos Rodriguez Perez, Director of Clinical Operations at Kingsboro Psychiatric Hospital. The panel will be moderated by esteemed author, researcher, and professor Dr. Nisha Sajnani, founding co-director of the Arts + Health @ NYU and chair of the NYU Creative Arts Therapies Consortium.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, The Vanishing Point: Journey into Blindness

Opera | Handel's Masterpiece Orlando: Hero of Love in a Garden


Hans Tashjian, Bass; Jeffrey Mandelbaum, Countertenor; Elyse Anne Kakacek, Lyric Soprano; Heather Hill, Soprano; Hai-Ting Chinn, Mezzo Soprano; Rebecca Pechefsky, Harpsichordist, Baroque String Quartet (Rebecca Nelson, Rafa Prendergast, Jessica Park & Cullen O'Neil) Orlando, a knight from the Crusades, is originally the central character of an epic poem by Ludovico Ariosto. The story dramatizes his struggle between love and military glory. However, this production updates this conflict to reflect contemporary sensibilities, centering the questions of what it means to love truly, and how to endure pain and loss. George Frideric Handel brought baroque opera to its apogee, as his compositional brilliance amplified music's distinct power to communicate drama. Opera began as an experiment to demonstrate music's ability to reveal and manipulate the emotions behind a text, as opposed to solely mimicking the words. Baroque music relies heavily on a technique of bittersweet dissonance resolving into consoling consonance, which impacts a listener viscerally. The term "baroque" connotes this kind of lavish intensity, which captivates audiences' passions, bringing them personally into the experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Handel's Masterpiece Orlando: Hero of Love in a Garden

Dance Performance | Ballet Hispanico's Social Latin Dance Class and Tap from Music From The Sole


Ballet Hispanico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training, and community engagement. For fifty years Ballet Hispanico has been the leading voice intersecting artistic excellence and advocacy, and is now the largest Latinx cultural organization in the United States and one of America's Cultural Treasures. Ballet Hispanico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences. Music From The Sole is a tap dance and live music company that celebrates tap's Afro-diasporic roots, particularly its connections to Afro-Brazilian dance and music, and its lineage to forms like house dance and passinho (Brazilian funk). Led by Brazilian choreographer Leonardo Sandoval and by composer Gregory Richardson, their work embraces tap's unique nature as a blend of sound and movement, incorporating wide-ranging influences like samba, passinho, Afro-Cuban, jazz, and house.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Ballet Hispanico's Social Latin Dance Class and Tap from Music From The Sole

Concert | Dominican Merengue Vocalist


This spirited salute to our Dominican community begins with a fast-paced set of bachata and típico from MEGA 97.9 radio personality DJ Aneudy as a warm up for the legendary Santo Domingo merengue vocalist, Miriam Cruz, who recently marked the 40th anniversary of her performing career with the release of her latest hit single, “Tú ganas.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Dominican Merengue Vocalist

Jazz | Herbie Hancock, Oscar- and Grammy-Winning Jazz Legend


Herbie Hancock, who after six decades behind the keys remains at the forefront of world culture, technology, humanity, and music. Hancock helped break the mold in jazz as a member of Miles Davis' quintet, fused electric jazz with funk and rock on his solo albums in the 70s, and simultaneously explored electronic dance music ("Rockit" and "Future Shock") and acoustic sounds with former Miles Davis bandmates Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams in V.S.O.P. He's won an Oscar and more than a dozen Grammys, and currently serves as Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. He's joined by Keyon Harrold, a trumpeter from Ferguson, Missouri, who has established himself as a force not only in New York City's contemporary jazz scene, but in modern hip-hop and R&B as well. He's featured on recordings by the likes of Common, Jay-Z, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Mac Miller, and Mary J. Blige, to name just a few.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Herbie Hancock, Oscar- and Grammy-Winning Jazz Legend

Concert | Maxi Priest, 90s Pop-Reggae Star


Maxi Priest has broken down walls and built bridges his whole career. From his 1988 debut Maxi to last year’s Grammy-nominated It All Comes Back to Love, he embodies a oneworld sound that heals, rejuvenates, and uplifts. Brooklyn’s own Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra opens. With: Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra Please Note: Chairs will be available at this show, but you are also permitted to bring your own.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Maxi Priest, 90s Pop-Reggae Star

Film | Rounding (2022): Physician, Heal Thyself


A driven young medical resident transfers to a rural hospital for a fresh start. There, the demons of his past start to catch up to him when he becomes consumed by the case of a young asthma patient. Director: Alex Thompson Stars: Namir Smallwood, Sidney Flanigan, Michael Potts 93 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Rounding (2022): Physician, Heal Thyself

Reading | S3 Underground: Seen. Sound. Scribe.


Poet Mahogany L. Browne a continuation of her ongoing on-site residency. Underground features some of the world’s most acclaimed and most promising authors reading their works at this bar lounge of thought-provoking and politically driven spoken word poetry and wordplay, supported by a live DJ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Park | Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World


A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo 102 min. Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie. Movie begins at dusk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World
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