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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 18, 2019?

22 free events take place on Saturday, May 18 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 18 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 18, 2019
22 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Saturday, May 18, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Park Walks, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

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 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Braille Study Group

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 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Tai Chi to the People

Workshop | Fishing Clinic


Brand new this year! Take part in an incredible opportunity to learn line fishing without leaving the City. Learn how to tie fishing knots, bait a hook, cast a fishing rod, and maybe even reel up a fish! Guided by a marine biologist and expert anglers, you’ll learn the basics of line fishing, while catch-and-releasing some of the park’s aquatic organisms. Equipment provided on-site. All ages are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Fishing Clinic

Workshop | Meditation For Relaxation


This session offers simple but powerful practices involving the breath, as well as a guided meditation to bring stability, balance and a deep sense of relaxation to both body and mind. No prior meditation experience needed. It can relieve chronic ailments, can relieve stress, anxiety and tension, and bring balance and harmony to the system. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Meditation For Relaxation

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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Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness

Concert | Spanish Guitar


You can enjoy some tunes played on a Spanish guitar by a trained musician.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Concerts, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Spanish Guitar

Parade | Dance Parade New York


A Movement of the People is poignant recognition of the vital role dance serves for health and culture. In our 13th year, we continue to advocate for a stronger dance community by including everyone: All cultures, foreign and domestic, All ages, young to the eldery, All rhythms and styles, ballet to breakdance. In these times when our immigrant communities are vulnerable and in need our support, our non-profit organization places artists in schools and community centers. Celebrate diversity by coming together in the city's largest dance event to showcase over 80 unique styles of dance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Parades, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Dance Parade New York

Workshop | Photography Workshop


During this two-hour workshop, students explore the park and collect objects from the natural environment. Participants also use clippings from the park’s gardens (provided) to create one-of-a-kind photograms in ICP’s darkrooms. This unique process involves placing objects onto light-sensitive photo paper, and then exposing the paper to light, in order to produce an image. Instructor Michael Silverwise is a photographer, videographer, educator and adjudicator, and has been a faculty member with ICP since 2001.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Workshops, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Photography Workshop

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 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Warm from Within Deep Breathing Workshop

Film | A Star Is Born (2018): Oscar Winning Story Of A Musician And A Singer Starring Bradley Cooper And Lady Gaga


A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Director: Bradley Cooper. Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott.  The film received eight nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Cooper), Best Actress (Gaga) and Best Supporting Actor (Elliott), and won for Best Original Song ("Shallow"). It received five nominations at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture-Drama and was chosen by both the National Board of Review and American Film Institute as one of the Top 10 Films of 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, A Star Is Born (2018): Oscar Winning Story Of A Musician And A Singer Starring Bradley Cooper And Lady Gaga

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 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Creative Writing Class

Film | George Cukor's Holiday (1938): Romantic Comedy With Katharine Hepburn


A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother. 95 min. Director: George Cukor. Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, George Cukor's&nbsp;Holiday (1938): Romantic Comedy With&nbsp;Katharine Hepburn

Film | The Front Runner (2018): Political Drama On U.S. Presidential Candidate  With Hugh Jackman


In 1987, U.S. Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair. 113 min. Director: Jason Reitman. Starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons. The Front Runner is based on the 2014 book All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid by Matt Bai.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, The Front Runner (2018): Political Drama On U.S. Presidential Candidate&nbsp; With&nbsp;Hugh Jackman

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal, free Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development. Performances are followed by discussion and a reception with the artists and curator. With: mayfield brooks Malcolm x-Betts
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Dance Performances, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Dance Works-in-Progress

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 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, 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 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC

Concert | Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women and Music


Welcome back some of the standout artists from over the years. This concert celebrating women and music features unforgettable performances by student and alumnae musicians from New York City colleges and universities in a lovely setting. Bring a blanket or borrow a chair, and hear from up-and-coming women artists reinventing pop, jazz, funk, and more. Stop by anytime during the listed hours.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Concerts, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women and Music

Play | Hamlet: Princess of Denmark


Many women have played Hamlet throughout history, but rarely have they played Hamlet as a woman. What happens to this classic story when feminine power is a defining force? Might Hamlet have been a greater leader given the chance? Shakespeare's Hamlet for the #MeToo era, produced by The Drilling Company and directed by Karla Hendrick.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Hamlet: Princess of Denmark

Discussion | Two Time Grammy Nominated Jazz Musician


Joey DeFrancesco is an American jazz organist, trumpeter, and vocalist. He has released more than 30 albums, including recordings with Miles Davis and Jimmy Smith. DeFrancesco signed his first record deal at the age of 16 and has played internationally with musicians that include David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Larry Coryell, Frank Wess, John McLaughlin, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Danny Gatton, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, Pat Martino, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and recorded with musicians that included Ray Charles, Bette Midler and Van Morrison. DeFrancesco was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004 for his record Falling in Love Again. He was nominated for another Grammy Award in 2011 for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for Never Can Say Goodbye: The Music of Michael Jackson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, Two Time Grammy Nominated Jazz&nbsp;Musician
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Concerts, May 18, 2019, 05/18/2019, World Music
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Musical | Family Musical

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Concert | Chamber Music And Wine

Regular Price: $35
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