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30 free events take place on Tuesday, 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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30 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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Birdwatching | Battery Bird Walk


Meet at the Netherlands Memorial Flagpole located at the entrance to Battery Park on the corner of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street. Join Gabriel Willow and The Battery Conservancy to explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, Battery Bird Walk

Birdwatching | Spring Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours by NYC Audubon, led by environmental educator and urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. The park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, Spring Birding Tour

Workshop | Ribbon Dancing


Explore this traditional Chinese folk dance with Margaret Yuen, an instructor from the Red Silk Dancers. Combine cardio with artistry as you wave long ribbons in the air to create rainbows, waterfalls, dragons and ocean waves. Ribbon Dancing is as visually stunning as it is fun and easy to learn. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Ribbons will be available to borrow, but participants can also bring their own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Historical Performance Chamber Music at a Beautifull Church


Juilliard Students perform
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, Historical Performance Chamber Music at a Beautifull Church

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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Concert | Midtown Music


Accomplished musicians playing live music in a pop-up performance. Linger and listen for a song or two, come across an unexpected soundtrack during lunch or on your commute home, and be surprised by the melodies of midtown. Today: Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, Midtown Music

Jazz | Ragtime/Tin Pan Alley Piano in the Park


Todd Robbins is a New York City based performer who plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley - and is renowned for his work in Coney Island, off Broadway, and as an author of several books. Whether a sideshow, magic, circus, jazz, or burlesque act, Todd is a master of popular entertainment and can be seen on YouTube, heard playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band (he has recorded two albums with that group), or watched as host on the Investigation Discovery Channel’s new series, True Nightmares.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, Ragtime/Tin Pan Alley Piano in the Park

Jazz | Works for Jazz Guitar (in-person and online)


Aayushi Karnik, Jazz Guitar. "From being a self-taught teenaged blues guitarist who was already performing alongside Indian guitar greats such as Rudy Wallang and Sanjay Divecha to studying jazz guitar at New York's feted Julliard School, Aayushi Karnik shows leaps and bounds of evolving interests..." Rollling Stone
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free
Concerts, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, Works for Jazz Guitar (in-person and online)

Talk | How to Photograph Anyone (online)


So how do you photograph anyone? In fact, not just photograph, but take a portrait? How do we help our subject to relax in front of the camera so that we capture the 'real' them? How do we pose them? So many questions... Being a portrait photographer isn't all about the technicals; being a portrait photographer is all about connection, being relatable and doing what's right for the subject. Glyn Dewis guides you through the most valuable lessons and techniques he has learned 'in the field' to take portraits that not only capture the person in front of the camera but also stimulate an emotion
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Talks, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, How to Photograph Anyone (online)

Discussion | Fleeing to Cuba from the Nazis (online)


Dr. Julius G. Mendel was born on August 17, 1931 to a Jewish family in Germany. His father, Dr. Herbert Mendel, served in the German military during WWI and later became a doctor. Herbert ran a successful medical practice, where Julius’ mother Ilse worked as a laboratory technician. In October 1938, Herbert was forced to close the practice and the family fled to Cuba a month later. The Mendels spent two years in Cuba and immigrated to the United States in 1940. Julius went on to become a psychiatrist and has donated over twenty objects to the Museum related to his family’s experiences in WWI and their escape from the Nazis. This is a conversation between Dr. Mendel and Museum Curatorial Research Assistant Rebecca Frank. They will discuss Mendel’s story through the objects he has donated to the Museum.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, Fleeing to Cuba from the Nazis (online)

Book Discussion | Sea of Tranquility: A Story Across Centuries and Space (online)


Emily St. John Mandel, the award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel, returns with a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon three hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, Sea of Tranquility: A Story Across Centuries and Space (online)

Classical Music | Art Songs by Schubert, Poulenc, R. Strauss and more


Hyeyoung Moon, Soprano. Program: GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Giulio Cesare FRANZ SCHUBERT Ganymed, D. 544 FRANZ SCHUBERT Gretchen am Spinnrade, Op. 2, D. 118 FRANZ SCHUBERT Suleika 1, D. 720 FRANZ SCHUBERT Suleika 2, D. 717 WILLIAM TURNER WALTON Three Facade Settings (Three Songs after Edith Sitwell) FRANCIS POULENC Deux Poemes de Louis Aragon RICHARD STRAUSS 4 Lieder, Op. 27
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, Art Songs by Schubert, Poulenc, R. Strauss and more

Workshop | Taking Drawing to the Next Level


Award winning artist and creative director Joan Chiverton, for a series of two drawing workshops. You will learn faces and expressions, and figure drawing and anatomy. All levels welcome. Supplies will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.
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Concert | Midtown Music


Accomplished musicians playing live music in a pop-up performance. Linger and listen for a song or two, come across an unexpected soundtrack during lunch or on your commute home, and be surprised by the melodies of midtown. Today: Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band.
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Concerts, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, Midtown Music

Workshop | Game Nights in the Park


Stop in during weekly game nights and socials to learn a new game, hone your skills, and meet new people
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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.
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Opening Reception | Richard Prince: Hoods


The exhibition will be dedicated to this series and will feature more than thirty works made over the span of twenty-five years, from 1988 through 2013, and all personally selected by Richard Prince for the presentation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancing | Flamenco Rumba Night Dance Party


Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences. Learn the steps from 6pm - 7pm and then test out your new moves to live music from 7pm to 8:30pm. Hailed as "magnificent" and "utterly compelling" by The New York Times, Nelida Tirado has been recognized around the globe for her intense grace and powerful style. Tirado embodies the passion of Flamenco and Latin dance, alighting stages around the world with her depth and virtuosity. Flamenco defined her artistic purpose and professional calling, but Latin dance had always been part of her Puerto Rican roots, family, and cultural traditions. It wasn't until she started simultaneously teaching at a local Boys and Girls Club in New York and became enamored with a Latin dance class being held next door. She'd never seen this dance at such a technical level. She'd drop in on occasion for the last few minutes of class and was immediately noticed for her natural ability. She was then invited at the early age of 16 years old to perform at the Apollo Theater in tribute to Miriam Makeba with Latin legend Tito Puente. Tirado's accomplishments include notable performances in the highly acclaimed Broadway production of Riverdance. As a solo flamenco dancer, she has performed and toured in World Music Institute's Gypsy Caravan I; Franco Zeferelli's Carmen with the Metropolitan Opera, and more. While always remaining connected to her Latin roots throughout her dance career, Nelida performed in an exclusive show for President Bush at the Ford Theater in Washington D.C. and has performed with numerous latin icons such as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Tito Nieves, Tony Vega, Jose Alberto, and many more. Tirado has been featured in The New York Times for numerous performances, The New Yorker, The Star-Ledger, and selected as one of Dance Magazine's "25 To Watch." Tirado can be most recently seen in Warner Brother's film adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda's In the Heights.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Dancings, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, Flamenco Rumba Night Dance Party

Poetry Reading | Louise Gluck, 2020 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature


Louise Gluck, recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature, is the author of many books of poetry, including The Triumph of Achilles, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Wild Iris, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent collection, Faithful and Virtuous Night, received the National Book Award. She is also the author of two books of essays, American Originality and Proofs and Theories, winner of the 1993 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Non-Fiction. The recipient of many other awards and distinctions, including the Wallace Stevens Award, the Bollingen Prize, the National Humanities Medal, and the United States Poet Laureateship from 2003-2004, Gluck currently teaches at Yale University, where she is the Rosencranz Writer-in-Residence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, Louise Gluck, 2020 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Staged Reading | Against the Order: An Adaptation of Antigone


An adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone by Gursimrat Kaur. After Ameena's brother mysteriously dies in a federal prison, she is determined to unveil the truth and bring him to justice even if it means rebelling against the establishment lead by the newly elected mayor, Karim. What is she fighting for? How far can she go? Reimagined with a South Asian cast, this adaptation of Sophocles' classic focuses on the relationship between divine and state law; asking the question of how one lives in a world that is unfair and unforgiving.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Staged Readings, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, Against the Order: An Adaptation of Antigone

Book Discussion | Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor (online)


Author Kim Kelly tells a definitive history of the labor movement and the people who risked everything to win fair wages, better working conditions, disability protections, and an eight-hour workday. That history is a 1972 clothing company strike that saw 4,000 Chicana laborers start a boycott that swept the nation. It is Ida Mae Stull's 1934 demand for the right to work in an Ohio coal mine alongside the men, and the enslaved Black women before her who weren't given a choice. It's Dorothy Lee Bolden's 1960s rise from domestic workers' union founder to White House anti-segregationist.
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Lecture | Dehumanist Nesting: Architectutral Ghosts (online)


How can built environments reveal subjugated stories of the past? How are we affected by the historical traces and ghosts that linger in our dwelling places? How are race, gender, class, and disability embedded in architecture? How might we ultimately understand ourselves as artifacts of space and place as we make and tell histories otherwise? This meditation moves across various architectural sites to weave minoritized histories across time and space, using the figure of the nest as a dwelling place that resists the colonial force of history.  Speaker Julietta Singh is the author of three books: The Breaks (Coffee House Press, 2021), No Archive Will Restore You (Punctum Books, 2018), and Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism & Decolonial Entanglements (Duke UP, 2018). She is associate professor of English and Gender Studies at the University of Richmond, where she teaches courses in decolonial studies, queer studies, and the ecological humanities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performance | Open Dance Performances


A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-process, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around a discussion, moderated by an Artist-in-Residence or guest artist, where they will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process.
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Dance Performances, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, Open Dance Performances

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 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, In the Green: An Innovative Musical-Opera Hybrid

Book Discussion | Violets: A Novel of South Korea (online)


Calling in live from Seoul, Korea, celebrated author Kyung-sook Shin and acclaimed translator Anton Hur celebrate their joint achievement in this English translation. San is twenty-two and alone when she happens upon a job at a flower shop in Seoul’s bustling city center. Haunted by childhood rejection, she stumbles through life—painfully vulnerable, stifled, and unsure. Barely registering to others as she desperately searches for both autonomy and attachment in the unforgiving reality of contemporary Korean society, she stumbles upon a curious cast of characters over the course of this haunting, atmospheric tale that explores misogyny, erasure, and repressed desire in the ruthless milieu of 1990s South Korea.
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Book Discussions, May 10, 2022, 05/10/2022, Violets: A Novel of South Korea (online)

Classical Music | Cello Sonatas by Vivaldi, Martinu and more...


Yun-Ya Lo, Cello. Program: ANTONIO VIVALDI Sonata No. 4 for Violoncello and Basso Continuo in B-flat Major, RV 45 LUDOMIR RÓŻYCKI Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 10 JOHANNES BRAHMS (arr. Carlo Alfredo Piatti) 21 Hungarian Dances BOHUSLAV MARTINU Cello Sonata No. 1, H. 227
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Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Head to the park for a walk and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association to see rare celestial sights. No experience is necessary and telescopes will be provided. Starts at dusk. Every Tuesday. Subject to cancellation due to overcast conditions or inclement weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Works for Piano


Ryan Jung, Piano. Program: LEOS JANACEK In the mists ELLIOTT CARTER Piano Sonata YAN MARESZ Cascade for Donna Lee FREDERIC RZEWSKI Four North American Ballads ESPERANZA SPALDING (arr. Ryan Jung) Formwela 8
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