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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 19, 2019?

19 free events take place on Sunday, May 19 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 19 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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Sun, May 19, 2019
19 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Sunday, May 19, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians And Icons From The 1950's To Today
free events nyc The Art of Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
free events nyc The French Cookin’ Blues Band
free events nyc Works By Bach, Brahms And Chopin

Workshop | Tai Chi Workshop


Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow-moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen. Every Sunday through August 11, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, Tai Chi Workshop

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 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Tour | Governors Island Official Walking Tour


Look into the past of Governors Island and talk about its exciting transformation and future! In these one-hour walking tours, examine how historic preservation, innovative design and environmental stewardship make the Island what it is today - one of the most unique public spaces in New York City. Tours start at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

Birdwatching | Spring Fungus Walk


Paul Sadowski presents a slide presentation on The Role of Fungi in Forest Succession in the Post-Glacial Periods. Then follow Paul on an exploration hike of the forest to seek out mushrooms introduced in the lecture. Given the evanescent nature of fungi, it is difficult to know what species will be fruiting during the tour. The park may be hiding fungi species not yet discovered!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, Spring Fungus Walk

Workshop | Basic Canoeing


Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.  Trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied. This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Flatiron District Walking Tour


A journey through the vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building. Tour guides: Miriam Berman, historian and the author of Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks and New York in Words and Images, a book of New York postcards. Fred Cookinham, historian, author of The Age of Rand: Imagining an Objectivist Future World. Mike Kaback, a native New Yorker, has an unquenchable enthusiasm for everything about this city. No advance registration is required. This tour repeats every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, Flatiron District Walking Tour

City Walk | Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians And Icons From The 1950's To Today


Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Jacobs, James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, Dave Attell, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, and Truman Capote are just a few of the thousands of accomplished artists, writers, radicals, and performers who made their way through Greenwich Village. This tour, primarily focusing on the 1950s onward, visits the hangouts that have defined legendary people and the spirit of this iconic neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
City Walks, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians And Icons From The 1950's To Today

Play | The Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island


Prospero, a powerful magician and the rightful Duchess of Milan, has been usurped by her brother and has escaped to a remote and barren island. There, despite the unforgiving landscape, she has tried her best to make a home for her daughter, Miranda. When Prospero conjures a powerful storm to sink her brother’s ship, she must decide how to deal with him and his confederates, who have washed ashore. How will she exact her long-awaited revenge? How do you satiate a desire for justice?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, The Tempest: Shakespeare on an Island

Discussion | SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks


Feel like we’re in a bad episode of Black Mirror? Is Mr.Robot looking more like a documentary? Between the corporate, state, and civilian threats we face, talking about cybersecurity can be overwhelming and stir up a lot of difficult emotions. This social event from the CyPurr Collective hopes to provide a comfortable space to discuss these anxieties as well as current events in the digital world. Let’s build up our digital-agency and form a critical understand the tech encroaching on our lives. All while enjoying delicious tea and snacks, of course.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks

City Walk | Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour


The Lower East Side was once the most densely populated neighborhood on the planet. This 10 stop walking tour, will visit some major historical sites of the Jewish Lower East Side, from the late 1800's all the way up until present day. Weaving stories of triumph, heartbreak, and humor together, this tour is at once informative, entertaining, and may put you in the mood for a knish or four.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour

Tour | The Art of Nelson A. Rockefeller Park


Commissioned to celebrate where city meets Hudson River waterfront-park landscapes, BPC’s public art is fascinating to view and discuss. Join Contemporary Art Historian Dorothea Basile for thought-provoking dialogue starting at The Real World, moving to Pavilion and concluding at The Lily Pool- where poet and Irish Literature professor Jon Curley will discuss the poetry inscribed at the site.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Tours, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, The Art of Nelson A. Rockefeller Park

Jazz | The French Cookin’ Blues Band


Led by David “Doc” French, this Blues Hall of Fame bland plays authentic Blues from around the country for a special New York sound.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, The French Cookin&rsquo; Blues Band

Concert | Día de la Madre: Music from the Iberian Peninsula


The Sylvan Winds perform in the courtyard for an outdoor concert. This exciting concert celebrates Latin culture, with music from the Iberian peninsula, as well as from many other countries.   Refreshments to follow  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, D&iacute;a de la Madre: Music from the Iberian Peninsula

Concert | The Art Mob, An Uncommon A Cappella Group


The Art Mob, an uncommon a cappella vocal group, wows audiences with an oddball mix of arcane, witty, and occasionally heartrending music from bygone days. The 13-member Mob’s inimitable offerings include Victorian parlor songs, Sacred Harp hymns, jazz and doo-wop, 1920s radio gospel, scary old children’s ditties, Tin Pan Alley numbers, English folk tunes, temperance anthems—you name it. The Art Mob is: Brent Frederick (music director), Connie Beckley, Bernadette Bizer, Hannah Sage Campbell, Gaynor Coté, Martin Donach, Frank Donno, Richard Haas, Anne Kostick, Jaye Maynard, Dean Rainey, and Kirsten Skrinde.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, The Art Mob, An Uncommon A Cappella Group

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 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, Afternoon Organ Meditations

Classical Music | Works By Bach, Brahms And Chopin


Lisa Joy Sitjar, piano. For over 30 years, pianist Lisa Joy Sitjar has performed extensively in New York City, Los Angeles, Canada, and abroad. Her distinguished record includes appearances at Alice Tully Hall; Merkin Concert Hall (New York debut); semiannual recitals at Lincoln Center, the Museum of the City of New York, Trinity Church; New York University; the United Nations; the Center for Inter-American Relations; Federal Hall; Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace; the New York Historical Society; and Greenwich House.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Concerts, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, Works By Bach, Brahms And Chopin

Author Reading | Disappearing Earth: Vanished in Siberia


One August afternoon, on the shoreline of the Kamchatka peninsula at the northeastern edge of Russia, two girls–sisters, eight and eleven–go missing. In the ensuing weeks, then months, the police investigation turns up nothing. Echoes of the disappearance reverberate across a tightly woven community, with the fear and loss felt most deeply among its women. With author Julia Phillips.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, Disappearing Earth: Vanished in Siberia

Opening Reception | The Future Is Fiction: Transfeminine Self-Portraiture


Comprised of paintings, drawings, videos, and photography, in each Nash Glynn uses her body as a medium to interrogate categories such as nature, female, human. Through self-portraiture, Glynn places the transfeminine form in relation to rapidly changing ecologies, positing climate change not only as a problem of representation, but also as a threat to essentialist gender ideologies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, The Future Is Fiction: Transfeminine Self-Portraiture

Staged Reading | The Misanthrope: Molière in the Park


A staged public reading of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur’s translation of Molière’s The Misanthrope, directed by Molière in the Park’s Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien, with original songs by Tony- and two-time Obie Award-winner Stew. Starring  McKinley Belcher III, Chris Henry Coffey, Jessie Dean, Naomi Lorrain, Mandi Masden, Jennifer Mudge Postell Pringle, Tamara Sevunts  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, May 19, 2019, 05/19/2019, The Misanthrope: Moli&egrave;re in the Park
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Chopin and More

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Musical | Tribute to America's Most Beloved Songwriter

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