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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 26, 2018?

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 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! 36 free events take place on May 26 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out May 26 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 May . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

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 one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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36 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on May 26, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Public Tour of U.S. Coast Guard and Naval Ships
free events nyc The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
free events nyc Outdoor Art Exhibit
free events nyc Concert at the coolest classical music concert location in NYC
free events nyc Liquid Family Dinner
free events nyc Bronx Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue, and the Hall of Fame Walk
free events nyc Dance and Film 1960-80
free events nyc A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Modern Twist on Shakespeare's Comedy
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Tour | Bronx Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue, and the Hall of Fame Walk


Moderate walking, some hills, about five to six hours. Leave the “Garden”and walk west on Fordham Road to Arthur Avenue for lunch. After lunch, walk up Fordham Road to the University Avenue . Walk south on University Avenue to the Bronx Community College and the Hall of Fame. After the Hall of Fame walk down to the No. 4 train at Burnside Avenue and return to Manhattan. Bring lunch and water. Walk rain or shine. Call Friday evening until 9:00 PM, if there is a question. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 am
$3
Tours, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Bronx Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue, and the Hall of Fame Walk

Tour | Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour


The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Tours, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour

City Walk | Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour


This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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City Walks, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

Tour | Harlem Tour


Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Harlem Tour

Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour


You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
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Tours, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Tour | Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour


Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour

City Walk | Manhattan Street Art Tour


Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Manhattan Street Art Tour

Tour | Public Tour of U.S. Coast Guard and Naval Ships


Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127) and four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol crafts will be open for public tours.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Tours, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Public Tour of U.S. Coast Guard and Naval Ships

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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Fairs, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Street Fair

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Street Fair

Workshop | Fly Fishing Worksop


Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis. Equipment provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Fly Fishing Worksop

Workshop | Knitting Circle


Learn how to knit by yourself or bring a family member to enjoy this fun craft!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Knitting Circle

Workshop | Yoga Flow Workshop


Want to flow through your chaturanga with views of NYC's future mega-neighborhood? From May through September, this  yoga session will happen every Saturday morning. Mats and blocks for the first 20 participants.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Yoga Flow Workshop

Workshop | Butt and Gut Workshop


Veteran Donald Calliste leads you to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes with cardio exercises that keep your heart rate up and fat burning. Please bring a mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Butt and Gut Workshop

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Test your coordination and dexterity with juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Learn Juggling in the Park

Workshop | Shape Up NYC Zumba


It's Shape Up NYC's fun Zumba class! Colorful outfits are encouraged!  Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Shape Up NYC Zumba

Festival | The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts


This three-day event encompasses hundreds of well-known and emerging artists ranging from theater to dance, music to movies, a street fair and an art exhibit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Festivals, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

Fair | Outdoor Art Exhibit


Enjoy looking at (and maybe buying some) oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, mixed media, graphics, photography, sculpture, and crafts including fabric, jewelry, glass, wood, and ceramics. This event takes place May 26, 27, 28 and June 2nd and 3rd.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Fairs, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Outdoor Art Exhibit

Workshop | Columbus Writers Circle


Come and join a group of individuals with an interest in writing who are willing to share ideas and techniques. All genres and styles encouraged. Everyone is welcome.   The Columbus Writers Circle meet every second and fourth Saturday from 1 -3 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Columbus Writers Circle

Screening | Dance and Film 1960-80


The screenings are dedicated to the film-choreographic experiments of the New York dance and film scene and follows the traces of the avantgarde movements from the early 60s to 80s. Films by Elaine Summers and Joan Jonas as well as by choreographer Yoshiko Chuma will be presented to audience. Films will include Two Girls Downtown Iowa, Wind, Song Delay, Five Car Pile Up, Commercial Erruption, Splish Splash and The Girl Can't Help It.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Screenings, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Dance and Film 1960-80

Park Walk | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Heart of the Park Tour

Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour


You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Tour | Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour


New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick.
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Tours, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour

Tour | Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour


New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour

Tour | Crossroads of New York Tour


The tour explores the social and political history of the one of the most active and most famous squares in NYC through discussions about the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped its surroundings. You’ll hear how the square got its name, see where the legendary Tiffany & Co. once stood, and learn how to read the clock (yes, it’s a clock!) on the famous sculpture and so much more! The tour takes place every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Crossroads of New York Tour

Classical Music | Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation


The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. Takes place every Saturday from Sept. 9, 2017 to May 27, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation

Classical Music | Concert at the coolest classical music concert location in NYC


Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
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4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Concert at the coolest classical music concert location in NYC

Workshop | Bridge Social


Have a fun couple of hours of sociable bridge. Whether you're an occasional player or a seasoned champ, they'll find just the right level game for you. You'll be joining players from just above beginners to National Champions courtesy of Honors Bridge Club.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Bridge Social

Author Reading | Marguerite Dabaie discusses her book The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories


In this current political climate, being a Palestinian is a hazard. However, there are common grounds where East meets West. This is a semi-autobiographical graphic novel of a childhood as a Christian Palestinian in America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Marguerite Dabaie discusses her book The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories

Play | A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Modern Twist on Shakespeare's Comedy


A familiar sight – a romantic park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Modern Twist on Shakespeare's Comedy

Tour | Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour


New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native tribes, lost opportunities and political intrigue. With almost every step one takes through the West Village, one encounters the ghosts and spirits of New York City’s past. Every corner has its stories, every building has its haunted spirits.
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Tours, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour

Film | Spider-Man Homecoming: Marvel sequel


Spider-Man learns the ropes of being a superhero under the tutelage of Tony Stark, all while juggling his responsibilities as high schooler Peter Parker. Eager to prove himself to Stark, Parker soon gets tangled up with a villain known as the Vulture. Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.  Directed by Jon Watts Rated PG-13 There will be arts & crafts activities related to the movie before the screening. Arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass.  First come, first served.
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Films, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Spider-Man Homecoming: Marvel sequel

Film | Coco (2017): Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film


Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Featuring the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Benjamin Bratt. Directed by Adrian Molina 109 min. Arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. First come, first served basis
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Coco (2017): Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film

Tour | Midtown Manhattan Night Tour


New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour

Cabaret | Liquid Family Dinner


Family "Liquid" Dinner is a Cabaret starring Kiley Caughey and Jessie Bangarang Atkinson featuring all music styles and special guest performers. Each performance has a different theme based on a stereotypical attendee of a family dinner like "Drunk Uncle" or "Angsty Teenager". Kiley and Jessie met at an open mic after both moving to NYC to pursue music and theatre. This is where they found their "NYC family". Come to dinner, they've saved you a place at the table.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
$5
Concerts, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Liquid Family Dinner

Dancing | Late Night Dance Party


Keep the DanceAfrica celebration going after hours with DJ Greg Caz, who brings his legendary mixes of vintage Brazilian beats and veteran expertise in funk, soul, rock, jazz, and hip-hop stylings to the dance floor. Greg Caz has been plying his funky trade in countless venues around the city and the world for the better part of 25 years. Knowledgeable in a staggering array of genres and musical cultures, he has made perhaps his greatest mark shining a light on lesser-known realms of vintage Brazilian music. His years of familiarity with funk, soul, rock, jazz, reggae, hip-hop, and all the subgenres in-between speak for themselves and quickly become apparent upon hearing him play. In addition to performing, he has collaborated on a number of compilations and archival releases for which he has chosen tracks and written liner notes.
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Dancings, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Late Night Dance Party
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Performance | A science show!

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Play | Parody of Golden Globe winning TV show

Regular Price: $40
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Classical Music | Piano works by Beethoven, J.S.Bach, Rachmaninoff and more

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