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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 5, 2024?

38 free events take place on Wednesday, June 5 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 5 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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38 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc The Detective (1968) with Frank Sinatra
free events nyc Riverside Revue: Celebrating Summer on the Hudson
free events nyc Salsa Social in the Park
free events nyc The Comedy of Errors: An Outdoor Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare
free events nyc Ensemble Works
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Workshop | Boot Camp Workout


An early-morning core body Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 am
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Workshops, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Boot Camp Workout

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Tours, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Catch-and-Release Fishing


The Harlem Meer is a thriving aquatic ecosystem that supports a wide variety of fish, waterfowl, turtles, plants and microorganisms. Some of the fish living in the Meer include large-mouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel. Fishing poles are available to borrow. Instruction and bait are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Catch-and-Release Fishing

Workshop | Figure Al Fresco


This event offers a unique setting to observe and sketch the human figure. Each week a model will strike short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Drawing materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Figure Al Fresco

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 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Workshop | Pickleball on the Waterfront


Serve up some fun this spring, as you try your hand at pickleball on the scenic waterfront. Grab your favorite opponent to have a friendly match.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Pickleball on the Waterfront

Film | From Auschwitz to Hollywood: Jack Garfein, “THE WILD ONE” (online)


Film Screening and Conversation with French producer Chantal Perrin THE WILD ONE illuminates the journey of unsung artist Jack Garfein (1930-2019) – Holocaust survivor, celebrated Broadway director, Actors Studio West co-founder, and controversial filmmaker. The film examines how his experience in Nazi concentration camps shaped his vision of acting as a survival mechanism and propelled his engagement with themes of violence, power, and racism in postwar America in two explosive films: THE STRANGE ONE (1957) and SOMETHING WILD (1961). THE WILD ONE explores the importance of his legacy as an artist who confronted censorship and reveals how art can draw on personal memory to better enlighten our present.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, From Auschwitz to Hollywood: Jack Garfein, &ldquo;THE WILD ONE&rdquo;&nbsp;(online)

Concert | Matinee Music


Settle in for a musical respite and welcome in the season with midday melodies. Bring your blanket and lunch and settle in on the park's expansive lawn for a performance by unmatched performers. The lunchtime concert will feature artists from around New York City, in partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America, MORE Opera and The Bishop Presents.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Matinee Music

Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Tour of New York City Hall

Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Concert | Piano in the Park


Come on by and tap your toes to The Big Apple's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists around! Featuring special events and performances by distinguished musicians. Today's pianist: Pete Malinverni.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Piano in the Park

Lecture | Celia Dropkin as a Translingual Writer (online)


Translingual author Celia Dropkin (1887-1956) wrote in three languages: Russian, Yiddish, and English. Though she produced her first literary works in Russian, she emigrated from the Russian Empire to the United States in 1912 and five years later, she began translating her Russian poems into Yiddish. It was in Yiddish that Dropkin made a name for herself as an author with a bold and original voice. Additionally, because she resided in the United States, English became increasingly important in her life as yet another language of her literary creativity. Although she is known only as a Yiddish author today, the role of Russian and English in Dropkin’s oeuvre cannot be ignored. In her literary activity, Dropkin navigated between Russian, Yiddish, and English and their corresponding cultures, challenging the literary boundaries established by national categories. In this talk, Jakub Zygmunt will present a linguistic biography of Celia Dropkin, discuss selected translingual practices found in her work, and demonstrate what the translingual framework can tell us new about Dropkin’s work in particular and Yiddish literature in general.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Celia Dropkin as a Translingual Writer (online)

Film | The Detective (1968) with Frank Sinatra


When a gay man is viciously slain, Detective Joe Leland is put on the case. Joe eventually tracks down the victim's roommate, who confesses to the crime and is sentenced to death; however, the outcome of the case doesn't sit well with the detective. Norma, a distraught widow, visits Joe. She believes her husband's death was no accident, but the cops don't seem to care. Joe begins to investigate, and stumbles on a cover-up related to his previous case. Director: Gordon Douglas Cast: Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Ralph Meeker, Jack Klugman Frank Sinatra was an American singer and actor. Nicknamed the "Chairman of the Board" and later called "Ol' Blue Eyes," he is regarded as one of the most popular entertainers of the mid-20th century. Sinatra is among the world's best-selling music artists with an estimated 150 million record sales. Sinatra forged a highly successful career as a film actor. After winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for From Here to Eternity (1953), he starred in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Sinatra also appeared in musicals such as On the Town (1949), Guys and Dolls (1955), High Society (1956), and Pal Joey (1957), which won him a Golden Globe Award.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, The Detective (1968) with Frank Sinatra

Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


A community of artists of all skill levels are inspired by our surroundings to create with drawing materials, pastels and watercolors. Embolden your artwork amidst the flower-filled and seasonally evolving palette of the verdant gardens. An artist/educator will provide ideas and instruction. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Elements of Nature Drawing

Book Discussion | Sing Her Down: Gritty Thriller (online)


Ivy Pochoda discusses her gritty, razor-sharp thriller following two indelible women on a path to certain destruction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Sing Her Down: Gritty Thriller (online)

Concert | Brass Party Band in the Park


Dance, sing, and celebrate with Triad Brass - a pop-up party brass band of award-winning musicians bringing you songs from the seventies, numbers from the noughties, and something for everyone in-between.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Brass Party Band in the Park

Concert | Classic Rock and Beatles Covers


The Meetles, classic rock and Beatles tribute
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Classic Rock and Beatles Covers

Workshop | Kayaking in the Park


Glide along the water this summer and fall in a protected embayment with public kayaking. Kayaking is offered throughout the summer. All levels are welcome including first-time kayakers - life vests and all equipment provided, as well as instruction. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Wellness Wednesdays


Curated by Sputnik Yoga, Wellness Wednesdays will offer a variety of fitness and wellness themed classes on a weekly basis. Bring your own yoga mat or blanket.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Wellness Wednesdays

Film | Of the Book and Other Stories: Documentary on Legendary Publisher


In this visual memoir celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Seagull Books, authors, booksellers, and artists in India and abroad reflect on their role in this theatre of publishing, where hesitant and unconventional ideas find their place on the page. It features interviews with the Seagull team, especially Naveen Kishore, who shares fragments of his extraordinary journey from theatre-lighting designer to publisher, as well as Gayatri Spivak, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Peter Maravelis of City Lights Booksellers, Jeff Deutsch, the director of Seminary Co-op Bookstores, and Rick Simonson, veteran bookseller and literary impresario at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle. Of the Book and Other Stories explores how Seagull Books remains proudly at home in Calcutta but is truly a publisher for and of the world. The screening will be followed by a conversation about Seagull Books’ place in the international literary landscape with the publisher, writer, theater practitioner and photographer Naveen Kishore, Colin Robinson, the co-founder of the alternative publisher Or Books, bookseller Rick Simonson, and translator and editor Tess Lewis. 120 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Of the Book and Other Stories: Documentary on Legendary Publisher

Book Discussion | When Women Ran Fifth Avenue: Glamour and Power at the Dawn of American Fashion


Award winning author Julie Satow launches her new book, a glittering portrait of the golden age of American department stores and of three visionary women who led them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, When Women Ran Fifth Avenue: Glamour and Power at the Dawn of American Fashion

City Walk | Bloomingdale Neighborhood Tour


Jim Mackin leads a mixed group of visitors to the city and resident New Yorkers on a one-of-a-kind, always interesting, walk around the historic Bloomingdale neighborhood.
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City Walks, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Bloomingdale Neighborhood Tour

Workshop | Midtown Dance: Afro Dance


A weekly dance classes in the heart of Midtown Manhattan hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo featuring dances of the African diaspora including Bomba, Afro Fusion, Afro Brazilian and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Midtown Dance: Afro Dance

Workshop | Park Yoga


Bring your mat and water and enjoy one hour of yoga with New York City’s top instructors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Park Yoga

Festival | Riverside Revue: Celebrating Summer on the Hudson


An evening festival under the trees in a beautiful park featuring nature, neighborhood, and novelties. This sneak preview of the 2024 Summer on the Hudson season will feature local artists, businesses and nonprofits, with opportunities for hands-on learning and exploration. Enjoy botanical cocktails, an oyster bar and other fresh tastes of summer alongside live music, dance, performance and moments of surprise and delight.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Festivals, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Riverside Revue: Celebrating Summer on the Hudson

Dancing | Salsa Social in the Park


Dancers of all ages and skill levels come together at this weekly Salsa party. Kick things off with a free class from 6-6:30pm and then open dancing the rest of the evening with incredible instructors from Salsa Dura NY.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Dancings, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Salsa Social in the Park

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Namaste! Unwind from the day with outdoor yoga. Immerse yourself in this meditative practice- surrounded by the Hudson's peaceful aura. Strengthen the body and cultivate awareness in a relaxed environment as your instructor guides you through alignments and poses. All levels are welcome. Bringing your own mat is encouraged, as provided accessories are first come first serve.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Finding Dandini: The Rediscovery of a Painting and a 17th-Century Artist by Thomas Ruggio


Thomas Ruggio is a professor of fine art and art history at Iona University and the author of the new book Finding Dandini, published by Bordighera Press. This work recounts the rediscovery of a missing Baroque painting in a New Rochelle, NY church and casts new light on a Florentine painter from the 1600s who lived and worked during an incredible period in history. Thomas Ruggio will discuss his motivations for writing the book, and provide a closer look at the painter Cesare Dandini, as well as the required research and his writing process.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Finding Dandini: The Rediscovery of a Painting and a 17th-Century Artist by Thomas Ruggio

Book Discussion | Miss May Does Not Exist: The Life and Work of Elaine May


Carrie Courogen's riveting biography of comedian, director, actor and writer Elaine May, one of America’s greatest comic geniuses. May began her career as one-half of the legendary comedy team known as Nichols and May, the duo that revolutionized the comedy sketch. After performing their Broadway smash An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Elaine set out on her own. She toiled unsuccessfully on Broadway for a while, but then headed to Hollywood where she became the director of A New Leaf, The Heartbreak Kid, Mikey and Nicky, and the legendary Ishtar. She was hired as a script doctor on countless films like Heaven Can Wait, Reds, Tootsie, and The Birdcage. In 2019, she returned to Broadway where she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in The Waverly Gallery. Besides her considerable talent, May is well known for her reclusiveness. On one of the albums she made with Mike Nichols, her bio is this: “Miss May does not exist.” Until now.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Miss May Does Not Exist: The Life and Work of Elaine May

Book Discussion | Resisters: How Ordinary Jews Fought Persecution in Hitler's Germany (in-person and online)


Historian Wolf Gruner presents his new book which offers a unique and gripping perspective on the lives of everyday Jews who resisted Nazi persecution.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | The Comedy of Errors: An Outdoor Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare


The Comedy of Errors will be performed in English and Spanish by the Public Theatre's Mobile Unit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Plays, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, The Comedy of Errors: An Outdoor Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare

Book Discussion | Wild Visionary: Maurice Sendak in Queer Jewish Context (online)


The late Jewish American gay artist Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) changed the face of children’s literature by depicting emotionally isolated, unruly, and ethnically particular protagonists who use fantasy to resist social coercion and self-erasure. Author Golan Moskowitz investigates the evolution of Sendak’s artistic vision and its appeal for American, Jewish, and queer audiences. The present talk will draw from that study, illuminating how Sendak’s multiple perspectives as a gay, Holocaust-conscious, American-born son of Yiddish-speaking Polish immigrants informed his life and work. It will also explore how his work interacted dynamically with his cultural surroundings, offering insights into experiences of marginality and creative resilience in twentieth- and twenty-first-century America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Wild Visionary: Maurice Sendak in Queer Jewish Context (online)

Workshop | Conditioning Workout on the River


Sweat it out in the park. Experience Tone House‘s signature Conditioning workout every Wednesday, featuring sprints, agility drills, drop downs, partner work and sports-inspired movements designed to unleash your inner athlete. Whether you’re a former athlete or just starting out on your fitness journey, all levels are welcome to try this fun, challenging, and team-based workout.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Conditioning Workout on the River

Dancing | Everybody Tango!


Enjoy introductory Argentine Tango lessons, music, and dancing in the open air with Strictly Tango NYC. Lessons are held at 6:40pm. and 7:40pm, with social dance time between lessons.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Everybody Tango!

Workshop | Yoga: Evening Salute to the Sun


End your day with yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable and bring your own mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Fang Si-Chi's First Love Paradise: #MeToo in Taiwan (in-person and online)


Yi-Han Lin's book is the most influential book of Taiwan’s #MeToo movement—a heartbreaking account of sexual violence and a remarkable reinvention of the trauma plot, turning the traditional Lolita narrative upside down as it explores women’s vulnerability, victimization, and the lengths they will go to survive. With translator Jenna Tang.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Fang Si-Chi's First Love Paradise: #MeToo in Taiwan (in-person and online)

Workshop | Bingo in the Park


Game on! Free to play and prizes for every win! Hosted by comedian Andy Ross with music by DJ Flip Bundlez.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Ensemble Works


Members of the Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (Christine Moulton, flute; Gary Schultheis, bassoon; Paul Cohen, saxophone; Lydia Saylor, voice; Urara Mogi, violin; Richard Auldon Clark, viola; Ani Kalayjian, cello; Corey Schutzer, double bass) perform works by Erwin Schulhoff, Bruce Saylor, Gioacchino Rossini, Peter Lurye, and a world premiere by Richard Auldon Clark.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, June 05, 2024, 06/05/2024, Ensemble Works
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