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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 31, 2021?

8 free events take place on Monday, May 31 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 31 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 31, 2021

All events, things to do on Monday, May 31, 2021 are free unless otherwise noted.

Birdwatching | (IN-PERSON) Birding Tour in Midtown


Discover the surprising diversity of birds at this park. It is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow! Masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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_8:00 am
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Birdwatchings, May 31, 2021, 05/31/2021, (IN-PERSON) Birding Tour in Midtown

Tour | Rome: Circus Maximus and Mouth of Truth (virual)


Learn the history and feel the grandeur of the Circus Maximus, the largest ippodromo where the Romans used to enjoy the chariot races. Hear the incredible story and the legend of the foundation of Rome. Walk to the foro boario, ancient cattle market of Romans to see ancient Roman temples and the iconic mouth of truth you have seen in Roman Holidays with Gregory Peck and Audrey Epburn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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_9:00 am
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Tours, May 31, 2021, 05/31/2021, Rome: Circus Maximus and Mouth of Truth (virual)

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
_11:00 am
Free
Festivals, May 31, 2021, 05/31/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Japan Performing Arts: Dance, Music & Kimono

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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_12:30 pm
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Concerts, May 31, 2021, 05/31/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Piano Music in a Park

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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_6:00 pm
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Workshops, May 31, 2021, 05/31/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Zumba in a Park

Concert | The New York Philharmonic: Memorial Day Concert (virtual, live stream)


A journey from the somber to the sublime. Gemma New conducts beloved classics, Jessie Montgomery's vivid musical depiction of the Lower East Side of her youth, and Carlos Simon's Beethoven-inspired ode to triumph over fate. The performance in the glorious Cathedral of St. John the Divine will be streamed live. Program Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 Mozart Masonic Funeral Music Jessie Montgomery Records from a Vanishing City Carlos Simon Fate Now Conquers Schubert Symphony in B minor, Unfinished
   New York City, NY; NYC
_7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 31, 2021, 05/31/2021, The New York Philharmonic: Memorial Day Concert (virtual, live stream)

Classical Music | String Quartet Performs Beethoven and More (virtual, live stream)


Descrived as "sublime" by the New York Times, The Dover Quartet has performed in recent seasons at Carnegie Hall (with Emanuel Ax) and at Wigmore Hall in London. Program Beethoven String Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 130 William Grant Still Lyric String Quartette
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 31, 2021, 05/31/2021, String Quartet Performs Beethoven and More (virtual, 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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_8:00 pm
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Open Mikes, May 31, 2021, 05/31/2021, 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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