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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on June 28, 2024?

36 free events take place on Friday, June 28 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 28 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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36 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, June 28, 2024

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free events nyc Gracie Abrams, Pop Singer
free events nyc Randy Jones, Founding Member of the Village People
free events nyc Neptune's Lullaby: Groundbreaking Multimedia Musical Theater
free events nyc Ukraine's World-Renowned Cultural Forces
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Concert | Gracie Abrams, Pop Singer


Gracie Abrams is an American singer-songwriter. She signed with Interscope Records to release two extended plays, Minor (2020) and This Is What It Feels Like (2021). After performing as an opening act on Olivia Rodrigo's Sour Tour, Abrams released her debut studio album, Good Riddance (2023), which moderately entered the Billboard 200. Her latest album is The Secret of Us. Check-in: By 5:15 a.m. (concert concludes at 9:30 a.m.)
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:15 am
Free
Concerts, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Gracie Abrams, Pop Singer

Workshop | 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Tai Chi

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
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Tours, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, 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 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Catch-and-Release Fishing

Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Adult Zumba

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Get in 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 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

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: Roy Eaton.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Piano in the Park

Film | The Retirement Plan (2023) with Nicolas Cage


When Ashley and her young daughter Sarah get caught up in a criminal enterprise that puts their lives at risk, she turns to her estranged father Matt, currently living the life of a retired beach bum in the Cayman Islands. Director: Tim Brown Cast: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Ashley Greene, Jackie Earl Haley, Grace Byers, Ernie Hudson, Lynn Whitfield, Joel David Moore, Thalia Campbell Nicolas Cage is an American actor and film producer. Born into the Coppola family, he is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Cage first gained attention for his romantic roles in Valley Girl (1983), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) and Moonstruck (1987), and gained praise for playing an ex-convict in the comedy Raising Arizona (1987). For starring as an alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas (1995), he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He received another Academy Award nomination for his performance as twins Charlie and Donald Kaufman in Adaptation (2002).
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Films, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, The Retirement Plan (2023) with Nicolas Cage

Workshop | Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation


Bring your own project or choose something from a provided collection to work on during this freeform crafting workshop. The workshop will include materials for sewing, knitting, crochet, coloring, paper crafts, and puzzles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:30 pm
Free
Workshops, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation

Film | The Station Agent (2003) with Peter Dinklage


The life of train aficionado and downcast little person Finbar McBride takes an unexpected turn when his boss dies and wills him a railroad depot in New Jersey. He decides to relocate to the small town, where he befriends talkative food vendor Joe Oramas and unhappy wife Olivia Harris. As the trio's interactions deepen, quirky conversations and outcomes ensue. McBride also gains insight from librarian Emily. Director: Tom McCarthy Cast: Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale Peter Dinklage is an American actor best known for portraying Tyrion Lannister on the HBO television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019), for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series a record four times. He also received a Golden Globe Award in 2011 and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2020 for the role.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, The Station Agent (2003) with&nbsp;Peter Dinklage
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Plays, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Dark Comedy

Workshop | New Games Social


Curious about a board game or looking to try something new? Hosts will be teaching how to play a wide range of fun board games every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, New Games Social

Concert | Stonewall Day Concert with Tony, Grammy and Emmy Winner Cynthia Erivo


Don't miss a night celebrating love, diversity, and resilience featuring Emmy, Grammy and Tony award-winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo headlining an all-star lineup of performances with Conchita Wurst, Betty, Lina Bradford, and Loren Allred and hosted by E! News' Justin Sylvester. The concert commemorates the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion and celebrates the grand opening of The Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Stonewall Day Concert with Tony, Grammy and Emmy Winner Cynthia Erivo

Gallery Talk | Far and Away: Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection: Exhibition Tour


Sarah Mallory, Annette and Oscar de la Renta Assistant Curator of Drawings and Prints, will lead a tour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Far and Away: Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection: Exhibition Tour

Poetry Reading | Poet Tree Magazine: Journal Launch


Jonathan Aprea and friends Caveh Zahedi, Sol Cabrini, Ulyses Razo, Terry Nguyễn and James Barickman attend a launch party celebrating issue one of Poet Tree.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Poet Tree Magazine: Journal Launch

Dance Performance | Bridge Matter/The Reach: An Evening of Performance and River Views


A first installation of a new large-scale dance work: Bridge Matter/the Reach. A dance of echos, listening, how we bridge the cracks between us and the company's extraordinary ability to bring new life into an environment. This new work, placed in a historic NYC location, is a moment to be shared with our friends old and new, leading audiences along pathways, waterways and bridge views with gorgeous dancing and the live music of Grammy and Obie Award winning musician, Johnny Butler. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Bridge Matter/The Reach: An Evening of Performance and River Views

Concert | Randy Jones, Founding Member of the Village People


Randy Jones, an actor, author, American Music Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist, is the original Cowboy and a founding member of Village People. In his career spanning four decades before, with and since Village People, he has sold more than 100 million units and garnered in excess of a quarter-billion views on YouTube. Perhaps best known for his hits with the group, like "Macho Man," "In the Navy," "Go West" and "Y.M.C.A," he has earned 75 Gold and Platinum record certificates, toured worldwide, starred in the camp classic film, Can't Stop the Music, made the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine and in 2008, was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Concerts, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Randy Jones, Founding Member of the Village People

Play | Shakespeare's Coriolanus: Getting Even with Rome -- in the Park


Coriolanus is a Shakespeare play that’s rarely produced. When his pride and rage get the best of him, Coriolanus is banished. He re-unites with his old enemy, and together, they plan his revenge on Rome. Presented by the Hudson Classical Theater Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Shakespeare's Coriolanus: Getting Even with Rome -- in the Park

Dancing | Ska Dance Concert


Rocksteady with the New York City Ska Orchestra, playing an evening-length dance-along concert of ska! The NYC Ska Orchestra is a 20-piece big band of top-notch musicians, led by arranger, trumpeter, and vocalist Kevin Batchelor. The group features star turns from celebrated octogenarian percussionist/vocalist Larry McDonald and master drummer Carl Wright. Alongside a powerhouse collective of instrumental artists from the reggae recording scene, members of the orchestra have performed with Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Toots & the Maytals. Together they play a non-stop selection of lush original compositions and arrangements of songs from the richly historic and culturally iconic Jamaican musical styles of 1950s and ’60s ska, mento, rocksteady and jazz. Don't know the difference between mento and two-tone? No worries! A pre-show dance instruction class will give all rude boys and gyals the knowledge needed to skank with the band all night long!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Ska Dance Concert

Play | Henry IV: Shakespeare Throughout the Park


This production is staged in Panoramic Theatre. Audience members physically follow the actors from place to place throughout the Park venue, entering the world of the play and becoming mobile participants in the story unfolding around them. Presetned by the New York Classical Theatre.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Henry IV: Shakespeare Throughout the Park

Musical | Neptune's Lullaby: Groundbreaking Multimedia Musical Theater


Neptune's Lullaby is a groundbreaking multimedia musical theater production delving into humanity's existential inquiry. Written, directed, and performed by Jihae--a versatile artist known for her musical prowess, including co-writing "Just Feels" with Leonard Cohen and creating a rock opera Fire Burning Rain with John Patrick Shanley--and based on her 3rd LP of the same title, this production breaks traditional boundaries. The show explores profound questions about consciousness, identity, and the interconnectedness of all living beings featuring Bina48, a sentient robot. At 8pm, artist and AI researcher Claire Jervert's Of Two Minds synthesizes a number of leading technologies, including AI, VR and CHATGPT. This blending of technologies enables the user to experience the real-time interaction of human intelligence with hybrid AI in a particularly vivid way. The focus of the visit, of course, is the pioneering android robot Bina48, whose appearance and AI mind-files are based on the real-life Bina Rothblatt.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Musicals, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Neptune's Lullaby: Groundbreaking Multimedia Musical Theater

Concert | Costa Rican Works for Voice, Flute, Clarinet, and More


Fonema Consort (Nina Dante, soprano; Dalia Chin, flute; Emily Beisel, clarinet) and Chartreuse (Myra Hinrichs, violin; Carrie Frey, viola; Helen Newby, cello). Program (all works by Pablo Chin, b. 1982) Ivory Tower Guitarra muda I Guitarra muda II  Ultimo sol Three Burials
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Costa Rican Works for Voice, Flute, Clarinet, and More

Concert | Emerging Music Festival


Up-and-coming bands perform at this annual showcase. The park's annual celebration of young indie, rock, folk, soul, and global bands returns with eight groups over two nights.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Emerging Music Festival

Concert | Friday Freshen Up Concert in the Park


Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. Granite Garden is a charismatic force from NYC that delivers hard hitting songs spiked with a strong dose of theatricality. They fill their shows with a wide range of emotions and complete commitment. Their goal is to revel in the joy and power of live performances with friends, families, enemies, and strangers alike.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Friday Freshen Up Concert in the Park

Jazz | Jazz in the Park


An evening of jazz excellence featuring: Igmar Thomas – Trumpet & Composer Raydar Ellis – MC & DJ Big Yuki – Keys and Key Bass Jharis Yokley – Drums
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Concerts, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Jazz in the Park

Classical Music | Metropolitan Opera Singers Perform Arias, Duets, and Ensembles in a Garden


The Metropolitan Opera’s Brittany Olivia Logan, soprano; Hannah Jones, mezzo-soprano; and Matthew Cairns, tenor, perform arias, duets, and ensembles, accompanied by Deborah Robertson at the piano.
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Concerts, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Metropolitan Opera Singers Perform Arias, Duets, and Ensembles in a&nbsp;Garden

Workshop | 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Sunset Singing Circle

Performance | The Threshing Zone: Performance Art


Felix Bernstein's The Threshing Zone is a manic lecture on the erogenous body. How to develop a new theory of desire from its remainders and sore spots—what’s been written off as infantile or degenerate? Bernstein draws on a glut of visual sources to diagram what psychoanalysis could never metabolize, from medieval anatomy books and medical archives to astrological charts and visceral animations. The fluidity of the slideshow format confers its own propulsive logic, linking the evidence—whether found or fabricated—through loose affinities of shape and form: rims become cracks or vanishing points that give way to the cavities of fossilized shells, then liquefy into TikToks of oozing slime. The Threshing Zone crosses the empirical and the outlandish to map these wayward drives, forging new models of identity formation written on the flesh.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, The Threshing Zone: Performance Art

Film | Apollo 13 (1995): Oscar-Winning Space Adventure, with Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon


NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. Director: Ron Howard Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon 140 min. Movie begins at sunset.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Films, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Apollo 13 (1995): Oscar-Winning Space Adventure, with Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon

Concert | Ensemble Mixes Catchy Songs with Humor


Obie-winning playwright and songwriter Ethan Lipton (No Place to Go, Tumacho) has been thrilling and tickling audiences for nearly 20 years as the lead vocalist of his quartet, the wryly titled Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra, featuring Eben Levy (guitarist), Ian Riggs (bass), and Vito Dieterle (sax). The band's undeniably catchy songs split the difference between Whitmanesque Americana and the dryly zany comedy of James Thurber, providing insight, giggles, and big feelings at roughly equivalent dosage. Now, Ethan & His Orchestra will realize its music with an actual orchestra, with arrangements and conducting by Giancarlo Vulcano, performing tracks from their new album, Did You Do the Thing We Talked About?, and the rest of their eclectic catalog. This one-of-a-kind event will celebrate the ridiculous, amplify the everyday, and thumb-wrestle with the gnarly challenge of being human.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Ensemble Mixes Catchy Songs with Humor
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Plays, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, A Play by a Pulitzer Prize Winner
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Plays, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, A Play, Life's Stories and Choices

Concert | Ukraine's World-Renowned Cultural Forces


An evening of live music presented by Ukraine's Cultural Forces. The performance will include renditions of a wide variety of music, from Ukrainian and world classical pieces, to covers of popular hits. Cultural Forces is an assocation of Ukrainian artists who played professionally before the war. They now play concerts on the front line, in military hospitals, in units of rescuers, and in de-occupied Ukrainian cities, with the goal of raising morale building cultural bridges. They are currently on a forty-day US tour to thank the American people for their sustained support.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Concerts, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Ukraine's World-Renowned Cultural Forces

Movie in a Park | The Triplets of Belleville (2003): Acclaimed Animation from France


Champion, a melancholy boy adopted by his grandmother, Madame Souza, discovers his passion for cycling. Under her guidance, he trains relentlessly, becoming a cycling prodigy. When he competes in the Tour de France, he's kidnapped by two mysterious men. Determined to rescue him, Madame Souza and her faithful dog Bruno embark on a journey to find him, leading them to the bustling city of Belleville. Directed by Sylvain Chomet 80 min. In French, English, and Portuguese with English subtitles
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Movie in a Parks, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, The Triplets of Belleville (2003): Acclaimed Animation from France
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Performances, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, "Comedy Perfection"

Dancing | Silent Disco


Free your soul, feel the beat, and beat the heat at this popular outdoor silent disco with DJ CherishTheLuv! Fatboy Slim passed the baton to DJ CherishTheLuv, making her the first-ever woman to DJ on Broadway, and she is bringing David Byrne's Tony-nominated Here Lies Love disco energy back to Summer for the City’s Dance Floor! DJ CherishTheLuv was instrumental in transforming Broadway as we know it – you won’t want to miss how she electrifies the mood under the stars.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, June 28, 2024, 06/28/2024, Silent Disco
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