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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 30, 2021?

16 free events take place on Sunday, May 30 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 30 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)
Sunday, May 30, 2021

All events, things to do on Sunday, May 30, 2021 are free unless otherwise noted.

Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Flea Market in Brooklyn: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More


Shop for vintage clothing, furniture, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, art, handicrafts, and more. Every Sun 10 am - 5 pm, 40-50 vendors. Visitors must wear a face covering and maintain social distance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
_10:00 am
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Fairs, May 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Flea Market in Brooklyn: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) The New York Yoyo Show: Song and Dance Meet Yoyo Magic 


What do you get when you combine the singing and dancing of the Broadway Theater with jaw-dropping yoyo skills? You get The New York Yoyo Show! Brian Kilmowski (the yoyo guy) puts on a truly unique performance and gives free yoyo lessons. Attendees will be captivated with advanced yoyo demos, broadway-style musical numbers, modern yoyo magic, and the grand finale, featuring the World’s Longest Yoyo String. The New York Yoyo Show is for people of all ages and skill level.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) The New York Yoyo Show: Song and Dance Meet Yoyo Magic&nbsp;

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Vinyasa Yoga


Connect with the earth and the skies above in this all-level Vinyasa Yoga class in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This class will help all yogi’s build towards peak poses and postures and grow your foundational knowledge of the practice of yoga. Sundays, May 9-October 24, 2021. Advanced registration is required. Registration opens every Tuesday at 10:00am for classes the following week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Vinyasa Yoga

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 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Waterfront Market: Music, Food, Antiques, Clothing, Roller Skating

Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Pop-Up Market: One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Items


The market offers one-of-a-kind, handmade items from local artisans. This weekly event features more than twenty vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, May 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Pop-Up Market: One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Items

Tour | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour


Conservancy docents lead a walking tour traversing the Park's beautiful landscape. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, how the Park came to life, and its sustainable design.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour

Performance | chekhovOS: an experimental game: Film, Theater and Video Game Technology (Zoom)


The latest workshop from our Zero Gravity Virtual Theater Lab fuses film, theater, and video game technology to experiment in a new medium where viewers interact with the performers. Inspired by Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard and drawing from recordings of Chekhov's letters and dreams, this interactive online theater experience accesses the operating system behind both Chekhov's computer and the world in which his characters live, searching for happiness. This is a work-in-progress created during the pandemic, a way for artists to work through the themes of the play, the encroaching virus, and a moment of change in the world around us. Followed by live talkback with members of the cast and creative team.
   New York City, NY; NYC
_11:00 am
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Performances, May 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, chekhovOS: an experimental game: Film, Theater and Video Game Technology (Zoom)

Park Walk | (IN-PERSON) Foraging Tour: Root Vegetables, Spicy Field Garlic, Devil's Walking Stick and More


This park is one of the best places for mid-spring foraging. It boasts a large, mature, secondary growth forest, trail edges, thickets, and cultivated areas--all overflowing with wild plants, and Violet Brill will teach you how to identify, harvest ecologically, and use dozens of them. Sweet cicely, root vegetable, taste like black licorice, outstanding in desserts, or in grain or bean dishes. Sassafras tastes like root beer, which you make from the taproots. You can also use it for brewing a delicious, detoxifying tea, and as a cinnamon-like seasoning. The black birch tree, of birch beer fame, is a common forest tree that tastes like wintergreen. Everyone will also find plenty of leafy green vegetables, such as chickweed, which tastes like corn, Asiatic dayflower, which tastes like string beans, pungent garlic mustard roots with their garlicky leaves, spicy poor man's pepper, mild-flavored violets, piquant greenbrier leaves and shoots, plus spicy field garlic and hedge mustard. You'll look for asparagus-flavored Devil's walking stick shoots, plus Japanese knotweed, with a sour flavor akin to its relative, rhubarb. It's loaded with vitamin C, as well as resveratrol, which reduces the risk of heart disease. 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 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, (IN-PERSON) Foraging Tour: Root Vegetables, Spicy Field Garlic, Devil's Walking Stick and More

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


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
_12:00 pm
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Concerts, May 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Band: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More CANCELLED

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 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Japan Performing Arts: Dance, Music & Kimono

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 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Quartet Performs Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin

Discussion | Growing Up Latinx on the Lower East Side (virtual)


Alphabet City and the adjacent Lower East Side has historically been a working-class neighborhood for immigrants from across the world. “Loisaida”, a nickname coined by a local Nuyorican poet Bimbo Rivas, became an extension of Puerto Rico in NYC. Political activism lived alongside art and the neighborhood has been a breeding ground for artists, musicians, poets, writers, and cultural pride in Puerto Rican and Latino culture. Join artist Al Diaz in conversation about growing up Latinx on the Lower East Side and the challenges of pursuing a life in art with music conservator, dancer, and well known Lower East Side personality Jose “Pepe” Flores; actor Luis Guzman; graffiti artist Lee Quinones; and poet Sandra Santana.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, Growing Up Latinx on the Lower East Side (virtual)

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. Saturday's closing act then opens on Sunday at 5 pm, followed by local Colombian rhythm superstars Grupo Rebolu and a reprise of Laquita Mitchell, The Harlem Chamber Players, and NYP String Quartet. May 28-30, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, (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
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Festivals, May 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, (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 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Tartuffe: Moliere in the Park

Opera | Met Opera: Rossini's Le Comte Ory (virtual, streaming for 23 hours)


Rossini's rarely heard comedy receives a brilliant performance in Bartlett Sher's Met premiere production, with a trio of bel canto stars in the leading roles: Juan Diego Florez is Count Ory, a handsome rogue who finds women--all women--irresistible. Diana Damrau sings the virtuous Countess Adele, and Joyce DiDonato is Isolier, the count's page, who is also in love with the countess. Jokes, misunderstandings, and gender-bending disguises--including knights dressed as nuns-- abound in this hilarious tale of deception and seduction. Maurizio Benini conducts. From April 9, 2011.
   New York City, NY; NYC
_7:30 pm
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Concerts, May 30, 2021, 05/30/2021, Met Opera: Rossini's Le Comte Ory (virtual, streaming for 23 hours)
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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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