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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 10, 2021?

15 free events take place on Monday, May 10 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 10 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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Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Monday, May 10, 2021

All events, things to do on Monday, May 10, 2021 are free unless otherwise noted.

Dance Performance | Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Dance Set to Jazz by John Coltrane (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)


Members Don’t Get Weary by Jamar Roberts Roberts says this ensemble work set to the music of legendary American jazz artist John Coltrane, “takes an abstract look into the notion of one ‘having the blues.’”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Dance Set to Jazz by&nbsp;John Coltrane (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)

Opera | Puccini's Tosca: Concert Performance by The Royal Swedish Opera (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)


Love, lust and political intrigue fill the world of a passionate singer. When her lover is imprisoned by a police chief, Tosca takes matters into her own hands with dramatic consequences. In Royal Swedish Opera's concert performance, the tragic destinies of the opera singer and her lover are told through music that is as dramatic and brutal as it is dazzlingly beautiful. The title role is performed by renowned Swedish soprano Malin Bystrom (The Royal Opera, The Metropolitan Opera).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, Puccini's Tosca: Concert Performance by The Royal Swedish Opera (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Adult Outdoor Group Exercise


Strengthen the whole body from warm-up to cool-down with a variety of fun exercises. The instructor will lead you in aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Come for a fun workout in the fresh air. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel, etc. • Masks and contact information required upon arrival. • Participants must maintain six feet of physical distance between households. • All programs will be held in accordance with New York State reopening guidance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Adult Outdoor Group Exercise

Tour | Dublin: St Patrick's Cathedral to the Bayno (virtual)


This tour will take you back 800 years to the establishment of St Patrick's Cathedral. Tour guide Jimmy will tell you stories from its earliest days through to modern times. You will walk through St Patrick's park and talk about the Bayno, a unique building at the heart of the Liberties.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, Dublin: St Patrick's Cathedral to the Bayno (virtual)

Workshop | Tee Time on the Plaza


Putt putt your way through this 7-hole mini golf course. Grab a friend and make a day of it! May 10-27, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Piano Music in a Park


Piano concert series, showcasing ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Piano Music in a Park

Workshop | Guided Meditation and The Importance of Sacred Spaces (virtual)


Join a guided meditation led by Tibetan meditation teacher, Dr. Alejandro Chaoul. Recorded at a landmark of modern sacred art, the Rothko Chapel in Houston. Following the broadcast, Marc Glimcher, President & CEO of Pace Gallery, David Leslie, Executive Director of the Rothko Chapel, and Dr. Alejandro Chaoul will join in conversation to discuss the Rothko Chapel as a place for inspiration and contemplation, the importance of sacred spaces, and the value of a solo meditation practice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) BodyArt: Physical Therapy-Based Workout


The bodyART method is a physical therapy based approach to movement training (PTBT). The objectives are injury prevention, pain reduction and sustainability for the knees, hips, shoulders, ankles, elbows and spine. You will leave class sweaty, energized, and feeling amazing. Also great for people looking to improve their cardiovascular stamina, strength, flexibility, mental focus and concentration in a holistic environment. Bring your own mat. Face masks mandatory.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) BodyArt: Physical Therapy-Based Workout

Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Ensemble: Duke Ellington, Gershwin, Bernstein, Mingus, Chick Corea


The American Symphony Orchestra presents its jazz ensemble performing all-American jazz composers. Performers Lee Musiker, piano; Lou Bruno, bass; Kory Grossman, drums; Eugene Moye, cello; Roxy Coss, tenor saxophone and flute Seating is available on first-come, first-served basis. Masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
_5:30 pm
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Concerts, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Ensemble: Duke Ellington, Gershwin, Bernstein, Mingus, Chick Corea

Discussion | Tony and Grammy Winner Patti LuPone Talks About her Career (virtual)


Patti LuPone discusses her career as an actor and musical theatre performer with journalist Kathy Henderson. LuPone reminisces about her childhood music lessons and early days performing with her brothers, her intensive studies at The Juilliard School, and subsequent theatre experiences. She speaks about her Broadway roles in Evita, Anything Goes, Gypsy, and Sweeney Todd, and her dismissal from the London production of Sunset Boulevard. She also talks about her longtime friendship with playwright David Mamet, and her work in television. The interview was originally recorded in June 2013.
   New York City, NY; NYC
_5:30 pm
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Discussions, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, Tony and Grammy Winner Patti LuPone Talks About her Career (virtual)

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Zumba in a Park


Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. This socially-distanced class features aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Sneakers are recommended. The class takes place every Monday until Oct 25, 2021. Check-in begins at 5:30 pm. Masks are required. Must sign a waiver before participating. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Zumba in a Park

Workshop | Playwriting Master Class with Musical Theater Writers (virtual)


2021 Kleban Prize-winning musical writing duo Kit Yan and Melissa Li (Interstate) will offer insight into their creative collaboration and the navigation of their professional lives as artists. No previous experience required. All are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, Playwriting Master Class with Musical Theater Writers (virtual)

Discussion | Who Killed Vincent Chin?: A Discussion of the Oscar-Nominated Documentary (virtual)


Who Killed Vincent Chin? recounts the stark facts surrounding the brutal murder of Vincent Chin, a 27-year-old Chinese American man. Chin was celebrating his last days of bachelorhood in a Detroit bar when an argument broke out between him and two white autoworkers: Ronald Ebens, a Chrysler Motors foreman, and his stepson, Michael Nitz. Duration: 87 minutes Directors: Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Pena Beginning May 7 at 5 p.m. until May 10 at 5 p.m., Who Killed Vincent Chin? will be available to stream, with a 24-hour viewing window once the screening has started. The accompanying conversation will stream live on May 10 at 8 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, Who Killed Vincent Chin?: A Discussion of the Oscar-Nominated Documentary (virtual)

Concert | Broadway Songs, Jazz, Soul, American Standards by Tony Nominee Norm Lewis (live stream)


Tony nominee Norm Lewis is renowned for his acting work onstage and screen (most recently in the Oscar-nominated film "Da 5 Bloods"). He will present a revue of songs from his resume of the who's-who among leading man roles, including 'Javert' in Les Miserables, 'Porgy' in Porgy and Bess, and the title characters in The Phantom of the Opera and Sweeney Todd. Norm will lend his unique and insightful vocal versatility to selections ranging from jazz and blues, to soul, pop, and classic American favorites.
   New York City, NY; NYC
_8:00 pm
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Concerts, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, Broadway Songs, Jazz, Soul, American Standards by Tony Nominee Norm Lewis (live stream)

Open Mike | Monday Night Online Open Mic (Zoom)


A poetry-specific open mic hosted by Advocate of Wordz. Sign up to perform one poem (5 minutes or less) at our next online open mic by RSVP'ing a slot. They offer 25 guaranteed performance slots and 10 waitlist slots on a first-come, first-served basis. The open mic is non-competitive, and there's no cover charge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Open Mikes, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, Monday Night Online Open Mic (Zoom)
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Theater | (IN-PERSON) A Thriller by Tony Winner

Regular Price: $35
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Dance Performance | (IN-PERSON) Modern Ballet

Regular Price: $48
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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