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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 7, 2022?

32 free events take place on Saturday, May 7 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 7 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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32 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Saturday, May 7, 2022

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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Meatpacking District: The Lenape Trail, Architecture and More
free events nyc New York Yo-Yo Show
free events nyc Panic Room (2002): Thriller with Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart
free events nyc First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment
free events nyc Juilliard Now: Movement, Theater, Music
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Birdwatching | Bird Walk in the Park


Explore the park's ecologically diverse grounds and celebrate a long tradition of birding in the park. Look for various species of resident and migratory birds and discuss a wide range of avian topics. The walk will be led by a New York City Audubon guide. Saturdays, April 16-June 25, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Bird Walk in the Park

Workshop | Drawing in the Park


Paint in watercolor or use pastels and other drawing materials to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape of South Cove. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Drawing in the Park

Birdwatching | Introduction to Birdwatching Walk


Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you. A member of the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Park Alliance lead an introductory walk to learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit the Park through all seasons. All levels are welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Saturdays, March 26-September 17, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Introduction to Birdwatching Walk

Park Walk | Nature Tour: Pollinators


A Park Conservancy Zone Gardener leads you to explore nature, learn about the park, and discuss special topics in urban horticulture. Wear comfortable shoes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Nature Tour: Pollinators

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Street Fair

Tour | Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More


Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More

Park Walk | Insect Exploration Hunt


Explore the park’s looking for insects such as ants, wasps, beetles, butterflies, mantids and many more. Learn more about pollinator plants and how insects are great for the environment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Insect Exploration Hunt

Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Juggling in the Park

Tour | Meatpacking District: The Lenape Trail, Architecture and More


This magical--and most unusual--intersection of five Manhattan blocks spans over four centuries of NYC transformation. Start this part-history, part-memoir tour learning about the Lenape Trail, enjoy architectural highlights including a stunning example of Arts & Crafts architecture built by the Astors, and imagine this busy Belgian block-paved intersection during the days when meat hung from screeching metal canopies early in the morning. Get answers to questions such as "What was here before the glam and the glitz? Before Florent and Pastis?" from someone who experienced the District during its heyday in the 1970s, first hand. Guide: Jacquie Ottman, whose family's storied meat purveying business parallels that of the Meatpacking District itself.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Tours, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Meatpacking District: The Lenape Trail, Architecture and More

Performance | New York Yo-Yo Show


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) gives a truly unique performance and 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 levels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Performances, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, New York Yo-Yo Show

Park Walk | Spring Tree ID Walk


Take a walk through the park with the Urban Park Rangers as they highlight the unique tree species found in this park and explore the recently restored woods..
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Spring Tree ID Walk

Tour | Tompkins Square Park: A Regular Riot


Food shortages, Civil War draft laws, police repression of demonstrations, and the removal of the homeless all have caused rioting in Tompkins Square Park during its 185-year history. But its American elms have seen it all and withstood it, including the tree that overlooked the USA's first Hare Krishna chanting in 1966. See the sights of a once-troubled park from its ancient elms to its monument to NYC's greatest human disaster before 9/11.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Tours, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Tompkins Square Park: A Regular Riot

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach and more...


Andrew Arloro, French Horn. Program: JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (arr. Wendell Hoss) Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 REINHOLD GLIÈRE (arr. Andrew Arloro) Two Morceaux pour contrebasse et piano, Op. 9 JAMES ANTHONY BECKEL JR. The Glass Bead Game, Concerto for Horn and Orchestra
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Works by J.S. Bach and more...

Screening | 2022 Animation Celebration


BFA Animation will be hosting an entire day of animated thesis films from the class of 2022. Meet some of the filmmakers and faculty behind the projects in the audience and see what keeps the #AniFam growing stronger every year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, 2022 Animation Celebration

Park Walk | Meditation Through Movement Walk


Enjoy the beautiful wooded setting of the park's trails through a guided meditative walk. Easy walking terrain. Sundays and Saturdays through June 30, 2022.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Meditation Through Movement Walk

Classical Music | Works by BEETHOVEN, HAYDN, RACHMANINOFF, SCHUBERT, PROKOFIEV, POULENC


MAP Chamber Concert. MAP is a program for intermediate and advanced music students from New York City's five boroughs and the tristate area who demonstrate a commitment to artistic excellence. Program: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN String Trio in C minor, Op. 9 No. 3 JOSEPH HAYDN String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76 No. 1 SERGEI RACHMANINOFF String Quartet No. 1 FRANZ SCHUBERT String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 581 DARIUS MILHAUD La Chiminee du Roi Rene SERGEI PROKOFIEV String Quartet No. 2 FRANCIS POULENC Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Works by BEETHOVEN, HAYDN, RACHMANINOFF, SCHUBERT, PROKOFIEV, POULENC

Birdwatching | Birding: Spring Migration


Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see spring migratory birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Birding: Spring Migration

Gallery Talk | Whiteness, Dissonance, and Horror (online)


For this lecture, artist and Cassandra Press founder Kandis Williams will draw upon her investigations on horror motifs as products of the white supremacist cultural imaginary to unpack the psychology of dissonance and psychopathy bred out of white supremacist and colonial ideations. Kandis Williams (b. 1985, Baltimore, MD) is a visual artist whose practice spans collage, sculpture, film, performance, writing, publishing, and curating. She explores and deconstructs critical theory around race, nationalism, authority, and eroticism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Whiteness, Dissonance, and Horror (online)

Musical | In the Green: An Innovative Musical-Opera Hybrid


This innovative opera/music/theater piece tells the story of the medieval composer, mystic, scientist and Catholic saint Hildegard von Bingen “on her path to sainthood from childhood,” focusing on the thirty years she spent locked up in a cell with her mentor, the anchoress Jutta von Sponheim. A New Musical by Grace McLean Additional Music & Words by Hildegard Von Bingen
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Musicals, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, In the Green: An Innovative Musical-Opera Hybrid

Performance | La Siembra: Performance Art


Carolina Caycedo returns for a follow up to her September 2021 vigil and “pagamento,” a performance and solidarity action event hosted in the context of her installation Genealogy of Struggle in El Museo del Barrio’s Estamos Bien – La Trienal 20/21. Compostable items from the vigil have been nurturing the soil in the community garden, where Caycedo is now planting a memorial tree and installing a sonic marker for murdered environmental activists. The planting of the native tree and the activation of a sonic marker are accompanied by a roundtable discussion that connects fair energy transition and the dangers of a mineral-intensive future to environmentalist struggles across the Americas. Speakers include Southern Arizona border and water protector activists, and Tatiana Roa Avendaño, an environmentalist, educator, and researcher of Censat Agua Viva. The discussion is moderated by Regan de Loggans.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, La Siembra: Performance Art

Film | Panic Room (2002): Thriller with Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart


A mother and her take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune. Directed by David Fincher Starring Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker. 112 minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Panic Room (2002): Thriller with Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart

Opening Reception | Influence: Group Show


Curator turned gallerist Debbie Dickinson showcases artworks by working and emerging painters, sculptors, photographers and mixed media artists in a group exhibition to demonstrate how art reflects and responds during times of dramatic social influences. View the artists points of view and their minds availability to realize the unforeseen current events during these times. This inaugural exhibition is historic in many ways. View the compelling forces of contemporary history, it will repeat itself and there will be artists to record it in the future. Featured artists: Bryan LeBoeuf, Curtis Wallin, David Hostetler, Iran Issa Khan, Evan Sebastian Lagache, Tatiana Lisovskaya, Kristy Gordon, Michael Martin
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Influence: Group Show

Festival | First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment


At the monthly First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment, including dynamic performances and participatory experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Festivals, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment

Opening Reception | Didi Rojas: Felt Cute, Might Delete Later


A solo exhibition by the Brooklyn-based artist that brings together two new bodies of work, the artist’s highly recognized ceramic shoes, and a series of new woven works on canvas. Building upon Rojas’ ability to establish artworks with a sense of playfulness, Felt Cute, Might Delete Later captures the approachability within her work, as well as the refined masterfulness within the art making itself. Exhibited for the first time, these new textile pieces display first-hand the artist's remarkable sophistication to art making. At the surface of these new works, which feature intricately woven shoelaces, is a wonderful examination of abstraction. Though visually minimal, these pattern-based artworks, thread a connection directly to her popular three-dimensional ceramic sculptures. True to all of Rojas’ art making, the sculptures and wall works throughout the exhibition come from the artist's own hands, capturing raw characteristics of the artist herself.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Didi Rojas: Felt Cute, Might Delete Later

Opening Reception | Frankie Lane: You've Got Mail


You’ve Got Mail celebrates the thousands of years of complex mail delivery systems from messenger pigeons to the modern-day USPS and the creative spirit of those people receiving mail. The installation space is filled with large-scale canvases of mailboxes enhanced with canceled stamps, mail bags line the floor, and vintage letters with canceled stamps hang from the walls.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Frankie Lane: You've Got Mail

Opening Reception | Sasha Gordon: Hands of Others


Sasha Gordon’s new paintings depict surreal scenes that explore a cross-over between dreams and hyperawareness. As if representing an out-of-body experience or a lucid dream, the artist paints versions of her persona to contend with the sense of unease that can occur when observing one’s own image, behaviors, and actions. Gordon populates her paintings with doppelgängers who embody different facets of her personality and often interact with each other. She carefully constructs the figures with both naturalistic details and caricatured features such as endearing enlarged eyes. This childlike trait renders the figures hyper-communicative and vulnerable at the same time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Sasha Gordon: Hands of Others

Opening Reception | Wonder Women: Group Exhibition


Genny Lim’s poem “Wonder Woman,” first published in 1981, follows the reflections of a narrator who observes the everyday lives of Asian women—across generations, countries, and socioeconomic backgrounds—wondering if their experiences reflect her own. The poem centers Asian women as its protagonists and ponders what commonalities exist between these women. Inspired by Lim’s poem, Wonder Women, curated by Kathy Huang, presents thirty Asian American and diasporic women and non-binary artists responding to themes of wonder, self, and identity through figuration. While some artists explore wonder as it relates to mythology and legend, others depict the heroines in their lives, offering works that highlight family, community, and history. Several of the works in Wonder Women address colonial and patriarchal structures in the West.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Wonder Women: Group Exhibition

Musical | In the Green: An Innovative Musical-Opera Hybrid


This innovative opera/music/theater piece tells the story of the medieval composer, mystic, scientist and Catholic saint Hildegard von Bingen “on her path to sainthood from childhood,” focusing on the thirty years she spent locked up in a cell with her mentor, the anchoress Jutta von Sponheim. A New Musical by Grace McLean Additional Music & Words by Hildegard Von Bingen
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Musicals, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, In the Green: An Innovative Musical-Opera Hybrid

Performance | Juilliard Now: Movement, Theater, Music


Juilliard's location within Lincoln Center creates exciting opportunities for cross-pollination, providing young artists with fresh insights into the creative process and audiences with an early look at the outstanding musicians, dancers, and actors of tomorrow. Tonight's Juilliard NOW performance will showcase some of the college's movement, theater, and music ensembles. Bear witness to the next generation proving the resilience and excellence of our world's future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Performances, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Juilliard Now: Movement, Theater, Music

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach, Schnittke, and more...


Kebra-Seyoun Charles, Double Bass. Program: JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (arr. Kebra-Seyoun Charles) Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major ALFRED SCHNITTKE (arr. Kebra-Seyoun Charles) Suite in the Old Style JOHN B. HEDGES Hymn Raise, Praise Shout KEBRA-SEYOUN CHARLES Dance Suite
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 07, 2022, 05/07/2022, Works by J.S. Bach, Schnittke, and more...
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