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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 11, 2019?

27 free events take place on Saturday, May 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 May 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 May . 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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Sat, May 11, 2019
27 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Saturday, May 11, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Lesson | Adult Mental Health First Aid Course


This course teaches participants a five-step action plan to help someone 18 years or older who is displaying signs of mental illness or emotional crisis. Why take Mental Health First Aid? Learn how to identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses. 1 in 5 Adults experience mental illness in a given year. 8% of NYC public school students report attempting suicide. Receive a nationally recognized certification upon completion of the course.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Lessons, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Adult Mental Health First Aid Course

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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10:00 am
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Tours, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Braille Study Group


Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired. It is traditionally written with embossed paper. Braille users can read computer screens and other electronic supports using refreshable braille displays. They can write braille with the original slate and stylus or type it on a braille writer, such as a portable braille notetaker or computer that prints with a braille embosser.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Braille Study Group

Workshop | Free Resume Critique


Herry Natkow is a career specialist and certified resume writer in private practice on the Upper East Side. When she's not delivering lively workshops, she's helping job seekers, one-on-one, work smarter on their job search. Bring a hard copy of your resume for a 20-minute one-on-one critique.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Free Resume Critique

Tour | Historical Stroll Through Tompkins Square Park


The Lower East Side developed early into an area that housed new immigrant groups, many of which started their American life here. In the mid-19th century, the Tompkins Square offered reprieve from a hard life for our country's new immigrants, in what was once the most densely populated neighborhood in America. Come to discuss the statues, memorials, landmarks, and trees that make up our park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Tours, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Historical Stroll Through Tompkins Square Park

Workshop | Tai Chi to the People


A walk-in tai chi class with a curriculum tested at the Tai Chi World Cup. Breathwork, visualization, and body-mechanics unite in this unique evolution of the tai chi system that gives practitioners something tangible to take with them in every class. Taught by former US Tai Chi Push Hands Team captain and World Cup silver medalist Jan Lucanus.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
Pay-what-you-want admission policy
Workshops, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Tai Chi to the People

Workshop | Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness


Shape Up NYC‘s dance fitness classes are fun! Colorful outfits are encouraged! Every Saturday through September 28, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness

Workshop | Writing Club


Want to meet local writers? Commit to a writing schedule? Practice your craft through writing prompts? Read original work to get and give feedback? Then come to the biweekly meetings of the Writing Club. Writers of all genres and styles, at all levels, are welcome to participate. No sign-ups required. For adults (ages 18 and up).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Writing Club

Festival | Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival


This family-friendly event offers all ages the opportunity to watch their kites soar above the Manhattan skyline, while enjoying special activities exploring the science of flight. The event will emphasize S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) concepts such as wind tunnels, robotic air propellers, and outdoor adventures. Kites will be available for purchase at the event, or participants can bring their own kites to fly. Live music, stilt walkers, and face-painters will round out the event this year..
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Festivals, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival

Film | Smallfoot (2018): Animation Brings Together Yetis And Humanbeings


A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist. 96 min. Directors: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig.  Starring Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Danny DeVito.  Smallfoot is based on the unpublished children’s book Yeti Tracks by Sergio Pablos. The movie has grossed $83.2 million in the United States and Canada, and $130.9 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $214.1 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Smallfoot (2018):&nbsp;Animation Brings Together Yetis And Humanbeings

Workshop | Art Workshop For Women: Home


Explore your creative side with these art workshop led by teaching artists from the Association of Women Artists. Commemorating Mother’s Day through the memories of one’s home, or place that feels like home. Please bring the personal photo materials and souvenirs to be included in the artwork.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Art Workshop For Women: Home

Workshop | Warm from Within Deep Breathing Workshop


Come to enjoy deep breathing with Wim Hof/Tsa Lung- inspired techniques! This program is easy to join as the breathing is (as always) a continuous flow. -- Learn how to warm from within -- Experience the "energy body" within minutes with e.g tingling sensations -- Improve health, avoid sickness -- Gain mood boosts -- Learn about the science on breath, the latest studies on improving immune system, from depression/anxiety to happier states
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Warm from Within Deep Breathing Workshop

Workshop | Writers Circle


A gathering for individuals with an interest in writing who are willing to share ideas and techniques. All genres and styles encouraged. Everyone is welcome in this friendly and supportive atmosphere.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Writers Circle

Film | Alfred Hitchcock's Sabotage (1936): Spies In London


A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester.  The story is is loosely based on Joseph Conrad's novel The Secret Agent. In 2017 a poll of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers and critics for Time Out magazine saw Sabotage ranked the 44th best British film ever. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Alfred Hitchcock's&nbsp;Sabotage (1936): Spies In&nbsp;London

Workshop | Creative Writing Class


Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Creative Writing Class

Film | Documentary: Dread Beat an' Blood (1978): Portrait Of A Black Poet And Activist


A portrait of Black poet and political activist, Linton Kwesi Johnson.  45 min. Director: Franco Rosso. Starring Linton Kwesi Johnson. Johnson's poems, written in Jamaican creole, are chanted to reggae beat and reveal his feelings on racism and urban life in the Black working-class community of Brixton, London.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Documentary: Dread Beat an' Blood (1978): Portrait Of A Black Poet And Activist

Lecture | Reflection On The Beauty Of Chinese Classics Through Contemporary Folk Songs


Rooted in the classical forms of Chinese poetry, Campus Folk Song was originated in Taiwan during the 1970s and considered to be part of a new modern wave that spread far and wide across Chinese speaking areas. The melodies and lyrics in Campus Folk Songs not only embody the essences of the Chinese literature legacy but also manifest the beauty of Chinese culture and aesthetics that transcend East and West, classics and contemporary. Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou, one of the pioneers of Campus Folk Song, will guide the audience through the beauty and virtue found in the Chinese words that remain reminiscent to many in the Chinese communities around the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Reflection On The Beauty Of Chinese Classics Through Contemporary Folk Songs

Workshop | Selling To The Global Market And Government Contracting


Small Business Administration Economic Development Specialist Man-Li Lin discusses selling your products on the government and global markets. Topics covered in this workshop include: How Governments Buy Certify as a Minority/Women/Service Disabled Veterans-owned Business How to Find the Opportunities Marketing to Government Agencies Why Export? How to find the Global Market? International Trade Financing Resources and Assistance
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Selling To The Global Market And Government Contracting

Film | Ben Is Back (2018): Son Returns Home From Rehabilitation Starring Julia Roberts


A drug addicted teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family's home on Christmas Eve. 103 min. Director: Peter Hedges. Starring Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Ben Is Back (2018): Son Returns Home From Rehabilitation&nbsp;Starring Julia Roberts

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Phantom Paradise


Delano Dunn’s first solo exhibition with the gallery is a recollection of the 1992 L.A. Riots from the perspective of a child who watched his neighborhood burn. Thirteen years old at the time, Dunn was unaware of the significance of the events happening around him—how they would shape the way people saw him—and how he would come to know exactly what it meant to be black and from the ghetto. The works—both large and small-scale layered paintings with collage and mixed-media on panel—explore the artists’ fleeting possession of innocence just days before its corruption. An innocence, that allowed Dunn to see brilliant colors in the night sky as his neighborhood burned, or wave at trucks of National Guardsmen “parading” down the street without really understanding what was going on or why.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Artist Talk: Phantom Paradise

Staged Reading | Sunflower: Theater from Hungary


A staged reading of a Hungarian play by Andrea Pass, directed by Adrian Alea. A talk-back with the playwright and reception will follow the reading.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Staged Readings, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Sunflower: Theater from Hungary

Classical Music | Afternoon Organ Meditations


Diverse programs of music celebrating the great repertoire of the organ. Takes place every Saturday and Sunday from September 9, 2018 to May 26, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Afternoon Organ Meditations

Classical Music | Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC


Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC
7:00 pm
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Plays, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, A Play About a Crime and Consequences

Poetry Reading | Parent-Poets Read Their Work


On Mother’s Day Eve, parent-poets will take back a holiday that so many dread by reading poems of motherhood and childrearing that turn the notion of 'mommy dearest' on its pretty little apron-wearing head. Rachel Zucker, Jennifer Chang, Keetje Kuipers, Airea D. Matthews, Deborah Paredez, and Monica Ferrell will help us celebrate a night of mommy poetry without borders or boundaries.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Parent-Poets Read Their Work

Play | Hoped I Wouldn’t Meet Myself Today: A Play by a Nobel Prize Winner


Audiences will experience a full length production of the Romanian play by Nobel Prize recipient Herta Muller, directed and performed by Simona Maicanescu. The play is set in Eastern Europe before the fall of the Berlin Wall where Lili works in a Romanian factory making fine men's overcoats for export to Italy. Her love life is a mess-she has a live-in male friend who spends all of his time and most of her money drinking the day away. Lili also has a secret; she inserts notes which say “Marry me!” and include her name and address into the linings of the coats she sews. When her notes are discovered, Lili knows she could face unemployment or even imprisonment. She is summoned to the inspector’s office to receive the verdict. But the inspector takes a personal interest in her case; that is, he takes a personal interest in her. Following the production, there will be a talk-back and reception. This play will be performed in English.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Plays, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Hoped I Wouldn&rsquo;t Meet Myself Today: A Play by a Nobel Prize Winner

Concert | Acoustic Concert  


Acoustic Adventure performs various songs from different genres. The band Acoustic Adventure are named for their non-electric, but lively, sound and the journey on which they take their audiences. Two guitar players, Lowell Marin and Seth Goldart, have different styles but are very much in sync and bring out the best in each other. Seth also plays mandolin and is a vocalist in this band. Also contributing to this synergy is Blake Brocksmith with his dynamic vocal and harmonica skills. He also occasionally adds percussion and rhythm guitar. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 11, 2019, 05/11/2019, Acoustic Concert&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Musical | Family Musical

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Concert | Chamber Music And Wine

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