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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 22, 2019?

23 free events take place on Wednesday, May 22 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 22 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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Wed, May 22, 2019
23 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Boot Camp


The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, hosts a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 am
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Workshops, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Boot Camp

Birdwatching | Spring Migration Bird Walk


A bird walk with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. Last spring's walks included sightings of a Blue Grosbeak, a Summer Tanager, and 21 other bird species. The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Birdwatchings, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Spring Migration Bird Walk

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 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, 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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11:30 am
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Workshops, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Braille Study Group

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term ‘baroque’ has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was ‘maestro di capella’ at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today’s music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi’s advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Classical Music | Choral Works By Mendelssohn And More


Texas Boys Choir (Fort Worth, TX) Program Kinley Lange Esto Les Digo Thomas Tallis If Ye Love Me Fenno Heath The Lamb William Cornysh Ah Robin, Gentle Robin arr. Milburn Price Star in the East Michael McGlynn Jerusalem Ernani Aguiar Salmo 150 Antonio Estevez Mata del anima sola Felix Mendelssohn Lift Thine Eyes Kurt Beston, arr. Andrea Klouse Prayer of the Children
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:45 pm
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Concerts, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Choral&nbsp;Works By&nbsp;Mendelssohn And More

Film | All The President's Men (1976): Four Time Oscar Winning Drama Starring Dustin Hoffman And Robert Redford


The Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. 138 min. Director: Alan J. Pakula. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford and Jack Warden. In 2007, the movie was added to the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) list at No. 77. AFI also named it No. 34 on its America's Most Inspiring Movies list and No. 57 on the Top 100 Thrilling Movies. The characters of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein shared the rank of No. 27 (Heroes) on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains list. In 2010, All The President's Men was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, All The President's Men (1976): Four Time Oscar Winning Drama Starring Dustin Hoffman And Robert Redford

Tour | 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Heart of the Park Tour

Lesson | Learn To Play Chess


Learn to play the most popular game ever: a game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Lessons, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Learn To Play Chess

Tour | Model to Monument Park Tour


Tour the park open air gallery and see seven sculptures by accomplished artists of the Art Students League Model to Monument public art project.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Model to Monument Park Tour

Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I’ve played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

Workshop | Chess For Adults


Come learn to play or demonstrate your prowess!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:45 pm
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Workshops, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Chess For Adults

Workshop | Game Nights in the Park


Weekly Game Nights are the perfect place to learn a new game, challenge yourself with new opponents, swap strategies, and meet like-minded people. Mondays through Fridays, May 1-August 31, 2019 Mondays: Mah Jongg (starts May 20) Tuesdays: Word Game Night Wednesdays: Catan Game Night Thursdays: Mah Jongg (3pm-5pm, starts May 23); Beginner Chess Fridays: Learn a New Game Night
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Game Nights in the Park

Workshop | Writing Workshop With Award Winning Author


The workshops will offer an opportunity to write about stories that are unique to the individual, - community stories, neighborhood stories, family stories together with award winning writer Magie Dominic. For those who are interested in writing a full length story, these workshops will offer an excellent foundation. Each workshop will be preceded and followed by discussion. There will be reading, dialogue, and lots of time for writing. The workshops will explore creative life writing and how to shape experiences into a well-written, absorbing story. The course will help awaken creativity. Magie Dominic is a Canadian poet and author. Her first memoir, The Queen of Peace Room, was shortlisted for the Canadian Women’s Studies Award, ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, and the Judy Grahn Award. Occurring over a week-long retreat at an isolated retreat house, The Queen of Peace Room is an exploration of memory and of violence against women and children. A second memoir, Street Angel, received the Silver Medal from Independent Publishers Awards and was short listed for Book of the Year/memoir by Foreword Magazine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Writing Workshop With Award Winning Author

Workshop | Writer's Circle


This workshop will begin by creating a caring community where participants can talk about who they are as writers. Then, they’ll answer that all important question: how can we develop a daily writing practice that allows us to live our lives while writing, all at the same time? No experience with writing is necessary, just a desire and commitment to make a writing practice part of your life. Please bring a notebook and a pen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:15 pm
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Workshops, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Writer's Circle

Dancing | Dance Party: R&B Night


West Coast Swing Done Right Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. Learn the steps from 6pm - 7pm and then test out your new moves to live music from 7pm to 8:30pm. Exenia (pronounced ek-SEN-ya) is a rising R&B singer/songwriter and dancer/choreographer based in New York City currently working with Grammy winners in both New York and Los Angeles. She recently released her first music video, "Automatic,” and is actively working on her debut album, tentatively titled Prism. Exenia is also a competitive West Coast Swing dancer and teacher, known on the East Coast and beyond for her musicality and energy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Dance Party: R&B Night

Author Reading | A Bend in the Stars: Love Story in WWI-Era Russia


A riveting literary novel that is at once an epic love story and a heart-pounding journey across WWI-era Russia, about an ambitious young doctor and her scientist brother in a race against Einstein to solve one of the greatest mysteries of the universe. Grounded in real history -- and inspired by the solar eclipse of 1914 -- A Bend in the Stars offers a heartstopping account of modern science's greatest race amidst the chaos of World War I, and a love story as epic as the railways crossing Russia. Rachel Barenbaum is a graduate of Grub Street's Novel Incubator program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, A Bend in the Stars: Love Story in WWI-Era Russia

Author Reading | Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious


As opposed to most Latin American countries, where psychoanalysis is seen as a practice tied to the promotion of social justice, in the United States psychoanalysis has been viewed as reserved for the well-to-do, assuming that poor people lack the "sophistication" that psychoanalysis requires, thus heeding invisible but no less rigid class boundaries. Challenging such discrimination, the authors testify to the efficacy of psychoanalysis in the barrios, upending the unfounded widespread belief that poor people are so consumed with the pressures of everyday survival that they only benefit from symptom-focused interventions. Sharing vivid vignettes of psychoanalytic treatments, this collection sheds light on the psychological complexities of life in the barrio that is often marked by poverty, migration, marginalization, and barriers of language, class, and race. With: Patricia Gherovici and Christopher Christian.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious

Author Reading | Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations


Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

Author Reading | Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic


Physician, researcher, and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs, bacteria that have built up resistance to life-saving drugs. Can Dr. McCarthy save the lives of his patients infected with the deadly bacteria, who have otherwise lost all hope? Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Discussion | Panel On The Legacy Of Miles Davis, Eight Time Grammy Winning Jazz Artist 


Host Ashley Kahn and a panel of special guests explore the legacy of Miles Davis’ landmark Birth of the Cool sessions, which celebrates their 70th anniversary this year. Miles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical directions in a five-decade career that kept him at the forefront of many major stylistic developments in jazz.  Miles Davis won eight Grammy Awards and received thirty-two nominations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Panel On The Legacy&nbsp;Of Miles Davis, Eight Time Grammy Winning Jazz Artist&nbsp;

Play | Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare's Comedy of Romatic Retribution and Miscommunication


Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (American Son, A Raisin in the Sun) directs a bold new take on Shakespeare’s cherished comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication. In this modern production, find the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war. But not all is peaceful amid the revelry, as old rivals engage in a battle of wits, unexpected foes plot revenge, and young lovers are caught in a tumultuous courtship – until love proves the ultimate trickster, and undoes them all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Plays, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare's Comedy of Romatic Retribution and Miscommunication
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