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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 29, 2021?

17 free events take place on Saturday, May 29 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 29 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)
Saturday, May 29, 2021

All events, things to do on Saturday, May 29, 2021 are free unless otherwise noted.

Play | The Line: Documentary Style Play, NYTimes Critic's Pick (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)


Crafted from firsthand interviews with New York City medical first responders during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the play cuts through the media and political noise to reveal the lived experiences of frontline medical workers in New York and their battle to save lives in a system built to serve the bottom line. Written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen Directed by Jessica Blank Starring Santino Fontana; Arjun Gupta; John Ortiz; Alison Pill; Nicholas Pinnock; Jamey Sheridan; Lorraine Toussaint Streaming is available until Jun 21.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, The Line: Documentary Style Play, NYTimes Critic's Pick (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)

Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors


Search for hidden gems as you browse antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage and collectibles. There is also a selection of food vendors from Smorgasburg. Face covering is required. Rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors

Dance Lesson | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Haitian Movement and Music


Caregivers and children of all ages are invited to take part in this fun-filled, hands-on community workshop. Veteran traditional Haitian dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist Nadia Dieudonne will guide families through the fundamentals of Haitian movement and music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
_10:00 am
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Dance Lessons, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Haitian Movement and Music

Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Waterfront Market: Music, Food, Antiques, Clothing, Roller Skating


The market offers socially-distanced experience of food, shopping, family-friendly activities and entertainment: music, accessories, clothing, jewelry, pet supplies, beauty products, pottery and much more. Every Sat and Sun, 10 am - 5 pm. Visitors must wear face coverings at all times and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Waterfront Market: Music, Food, Antiques, Clothing, Roller Skating

Museums | (IN-PERSON) Jewish History: Centuries of Art


One of the largest collections of art and Jewish culture in the world, it focuses both on artifacts of Jewish history and on modern and contemporary art. Works in the collection are presented as distinctive creative expressions and as bearers of the stories of those who made, owned, used, preserved, and sometimes transformed them. The exhibition speaks of the vast range of Jewish experiences across the globe and over time, made tangible through artistic expression. It is both a mirror of Jewish identities and an inspiration for the formation of new ones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, (IN-PERSON) Jewish History: Centuries of Art

Museums | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Historic 1885 Ship and History Exhibition


Wavertree is a historic iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1885, now the largest wrought iron sailing vessel afloat. Guests will visit the open-air portions of the ship. Access to the main deck and quarter deck. Learn how people worked and lived aboard a 19th century cargo sailing vessel, from the captain to the ship's officers, cooks, and crew. Then visit the cargo hold and stand atop the viewing platform and enjoy the view as you look out across New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition, view an outdoor exhibition on the Pier. The series of panels and window graphics will celebrate the people of all backgrounds who lived and worked in this historic district, and the many businesses that created the foundations for New York to thrive and become the business and culture mecca it is today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Historic 1885 Ship and History Exhibition

Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Street Market: Food Vendors, Collectables, Decor Items and More


Shop for antiques, decor items, sustainable and vintage clothing, collectible objects and more. In addition, Smorgasburg food vendors will offer brunch and lunch options.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Street Market: Food Vendors, Collectables, Decor Items and More

Park Walk | (IN-PERSON) Foraging Tour: Devil's Walkingstick Shoot, Redbud Flowers, Wild Carrots, and More


This Brooklyn park provides such a superabundance of wild foods as mid-spring approaches, it's hard to cover them all in just one tour. You'll begin with spicy hedge mustard, corn-flavored chickweed, and spinach-flavored lamb's quarters. Then, you'll come across stands of goutweed, an herb that tastes like parsley, carrots and celery. Nearby, you'll find munch on sweet-sour redbud flowers, then check out the asparagus-flavored Devil's walkingstick trees that grow next to sour-flavored Japanese knotweed shoots. You'll also find sour-flavored curly dock leaves, wild bay leaves, and wintergreen-flavored black birch, peppergrass, poor man's pepper, common blue violets, jewelweed, plus the roots of burdock, wild carrots, and much more. The tour will last for about 4 hours. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, (IN-PERSON) Foraging Tour: Devil's Walkingstick Shoot, Redbud Flowers, Wild Carrots, and More

Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Band: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More


David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band is inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and more. The band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Band: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More

Festival | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Japan Performing Arts: Dance, Music & Kimono


JPA's outdoor cultural program "Dance, Music & Kimono" this year introduces 10 different variation of Japan's performances, lectures and workshops. Some performance programs are designed to enjoy stage shows, and others welcome participants to join. The perfect green environment on Governors Island provides the perfect setting to engage in exercise activities with Japanese music and dance. Programs currently planned: Dance to Japanese Pop Songs Frisode Kimono Dressing Demonstration Enka Band Performance Yukata Casual Summer Kimono Workshop Awa Odori (Dance), Gujo Odori (Dance), Nihon Buyo (Traditional Japanese Dance) Traditional Japanese Hair Dressing Demonstration Furoshiki Wrapping Workshop Having Fun with Traditional Japanese Toys and more. May 22-23, 29-31, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Japan Performing Arts: Dance, Music & Kimono

Opening Reception | (IN-PERSON, indoors) Joy Fields: Composites of Color


Works by NICOLE PHUNGRASAMEE FEIN. "Each work is an object of contemplation, coming to life as the artist adds one layer after another until the image resolves. It may be an eclipsing color wheel or a circle emerging as a mirage-like planet born from a drop of water. It may be a pinwheel-like form of varied colors or a square created with thin speckled washes which live and breathe at the edge of the image as secrets that lie beneath what appears to be green, russet or blue. The droplets intermingle on the paper, creating rich fields and dense composites of color."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, (IN-PERSON, indoors) Joy Fields: Composites of Color

Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Quartet Performs Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin


Saxophonists and clarinetists Peter and Will Anderson will be joined by Joe Boga on trumpet and Alex Raderman on drums. They will play classic American repertoire from the songbooks of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
_3:00 pm
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Concerts, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Quartet Performs Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin

Concert | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Bandwagon 2: Concert in the Park


The New York Philharmonic is in Queens this weekend. That's right. The oldest symphony orchestra in the entire United States (founded in 1842) will perform Bandwagon 2 .The three-hour show will unfold on a mobile, 20-foot shipping container with a foldout stage and LED video wall, as well as integrated lighting, a video control system, and a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound Spacemap Go system. The Antoinette Montague Experience and tap dancer AC Lincoln go first on Saturday at 5 pm. Then, Soprano Laquita Mitchell, The Harlem Chamber Players, and NYP String Quartet are second before the Queensboro Dance Festival with curator Karesia Batan and some NYP musicians close the night. May 28-30, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Bandwagon 2: Concert in the Park

Festival | (IN-PERSON, indoors) The 26th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts


Plays, musicals, cabaret, film, over one hundred artists and theatre groups. Come with proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test, and you will see the most multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-talented incredible array of creativity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
_6:00 pm
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Festivals, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, (IN-PERSON, indoors) The 26th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

Staged Reading | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Tartuffe: Moliere in the Park


A bible-thumping shark makes a deal with a gullible mark. Mix in money and power, fleshly sins by the hour, and call it Moliere in the Park! If ever a play, written back in the day, knew exactly with what we'd be dealing. It's 17th century fare, but the story is truly... revealing. Moliere in the Park presents a staged reading of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur's translation of Moliere's Tartuffe, directed by Moliere in the Park's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien. May 26-30, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Tartuffe: Moliere in the Park

Screening | Crazy Talented Asians & Friends: An Evening of Animation Shorts


Come celebrate APA Heritage Month with this returning popular production. These curated short films will wow you with the animators' creative digital art and storytelling talents. The shorts are selected from the top of several hundred submissions. They showcase wide-ranging life experiences in masterful art direction, storytelling, animation, production quality and sound design.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, Crazy Talented Asians & Friends: An Evening of Animation Shorts

Jazz | Shoko Nagai/Satoshi Takeishi's Vortex: Jazz in Performance (virtual)


Shoko Nagai and Satoshi Takeishi have been incorporating Piano, Accordion, Organ, Percussion and several other acoustic instruments with electronics to do live performances around the world. Their music is based on both composition and improvisation. Their mission is to integrate all the possibilities of musical elements accessible to them. They music has been described as "almost visible to the listener."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 29, 2021, 05/29/2021, Shoko Nagai/Satoshi Takeishi's Vortex: Jazz in Performance (virtual)
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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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