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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 13, 2022?

27 free events take place on Friday, May 13 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 13 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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27 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, May 13, 2022

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free events nyc Bluegrass Music at Intimate Museum with Grandson of Folk Icon Woody Guthrie
free events nyc Kikujiro (1999): Japanese Road Trip
free events nyc The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History (online)
free events nyc Piano, Cello, Violin: Works by Villa Lobos, Edith Piaf and More
free events nyc The Dance Floor: International Sensation K-Pop with DJ KDOTLIM
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Workshop | Tai Chi on the Plaza


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures. An ideal choice for participants of all ages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Tai Chi on the Plaza

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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10:00 am
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Fairs, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Street Fair

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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12:00 pm
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Workshops, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Juggling in the Park

Gallery Talk | Woody Guthrie: People Are The Song: Exhibition Tour (online)


Morgan docents lead an interactive visual tour of the exhibition. Participants will view (and hear!) highlights from the exhibition that tell the story of this great American troubadour and writer who authored more than three thousand folk songs and remains one of the most influential songwriters and recording artists in American history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Woody Guthrie: People Are The Song: Exhibition Tour (online)

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 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Ragtime/Tin Pan Alley Piano in the Park

Film | La La Land (2016): Musical with Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone


Musical drama about an actress and a pianist in LA, who fall in love while trying to advance their careers. Director: Damien Chazelle Rating PG-13 Runtime: 2 hours, 6 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, La La Land (2016): Musical with Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone

Film | The Sound of Music (1965): 5-Time Oscar Winner with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer


A young novitiate is sent by her convent in 1930s Austria to become a governess to the seven children of a widowed naval officer. Director: Robert Wise Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker 172 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, The Sound of Music (1965): 5-Time Oscar Winner with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

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 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Midtown Music

Classical Music | Works by Bach, Poulenc, De Fall, Manuel Ponce


Henry MacLaughlin Johnston, Guitar. Program: FRANCIS POULENC Sarabande pour guitare JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (arr. Tilman Hoppstock) French Suite No. 1, BWV 812 MANUEL DE FALLA Homenaje MANUEL PONCE Variations sur ‘Folia de Espana’ et Fugue
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Works by Bach, Poulenc, De Fall, Manuel Ponce

Classical Music | Piano works by J.S. Bach and Schumann


Huan Li, Piano. Program: JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Toccata in G minor, BWV 915 ROBERT SCHUMANN Bunte Blätter, Op. 99 ROBERT SCHUMANN Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Piano works by J.S. Bach and Schumann

Concert | Bluegrass Music at Intimate Museum with Grandson of Folk Icon Woody Guthrie


Cole Quest and The City Pickers are a group of New York City musicians connected by friendship and a love of bluegrass. Cole Quest, grandson of the folk icon Woody Guthrie, has brought together a collection of eclectic pickers who have gained recognition on the local scene. Performing both Quest's original tunes as well as traditional favorites, The City Pickers bring their special brand of high-spirited talent to the stage, with up-beat, knee slapping energy and a high lonesome sound that'll leave you wanting more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Bluegrass Music at Intimate Museum with Grandson of Folk Icon Woody Guthrie

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
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Workshops, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Game Nights in the Park

Birdwatching | Birding Tour of the North Woods


Discover birding in the more serene northern part of the Park during the height of songbird migration. Fridays, April 29-May 27, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Birding Tour of the North Woods

Birdwatching | Park Birding Walk


A family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds you’ll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Park Birding Walk

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


Phillip Solomon, Clarinet. Program: JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 JEAN FRANÇAIX Tema con Variazioni CARL MARIA VON WEBER Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 48 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | 3 Folk Music Acts


6:00 pm Cordelia Stephens Melodic Anglo-American songwriter   6:30 pm Martina San Diego Ethereal, nostalgic folk   7:00 pm Kelli Rae Powell Indie folk singer/songwriter
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, 3 Folk Music Acts

Author Reading | Artist's 2 New Books: Artists in My Life / Risking a Somersault in the Air


Margaret Randall, feminist poet, essayist, translator, photographer, and social activist presents her two new books, both published by New Village Press. Artists in My Life is a collection of intimate and conversational accounts of the visual artists that have impacted the renowned poet activist Margaret Randall on her own journey as an artist. Risking a Somersault in the Air is a collection of interviews with fourteen of Nicaragua’s most important writers/revolutionaries.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Artist's 2 New Books: Artists in My Life / Risking a Somersault in the Air

Film | Kikujiro (1999): Japanese Road Trip


A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way. Director: Takeshi Kitano Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto 122 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Films, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Kikujiro (1999): Japanese Road Trip

Book Discussion | The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History (online)


The Napoleonic Wars saw fighting on an unprecedented scale in Europe and the Americas. It took the wealth of the British Empire, combined with the might of the continental armies, almost two decades to bring down one of the world's greatest military leaders and the empire that he had created. Napoleon's ultimate defeat was to determine the history of Europe for almost 100 years. From the frozen wastelands of Russia, through the brutal fighting in the Peninsula to the blood-soaked battlefield of Waterloo, author Alexander Mikaberidze tells the story of the dramatic rise and fall of the Napoleonic Empire.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Book Discussions, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History (online)

Classical Music | Piano, Cello, Violin: Works by Villa Lobos, Edith Piaf and More


Violinist Claudia Schaer, cellist Molly Aronson, pianist Olga Gurevich present Trios in Technicolor. The program allows audiences to enjoy the rich range of hues produced by the violin, cello, and piano, featuring works that directly draw inspiration from the color palate. Program Traditional Greensleeves, for Piano Tio (arr. Matt Riley) Jennifer Higdon Pale Yellow Jennifer Higdon Firey Red Edith Piaff La Vie en Rose Heitor Villa Lobos Song of the Black Swan Stacy Garrup Silver Dagger Georg Ligeti White on White, Piano Etudes Spencer Snyder Variations for solo cello (World Premiere)
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Piano, Cello, Violin: Works by Villa Lobos, Edith Piaf and More

Workshop | Sunset Singing Circle


Singer/songwriter Terre Roche leads this weekly singing program with the beautiful backdrop of the setting sun in NY Harbor. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned crooner, the singing circle is perfect for mellow melodies and healthy harmonizing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Sunset Singing Circle

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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Musicals, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, In the Green: An Innovative Musical-Opera Hybrid

Dance Performance | Choreographic Honors


Works of Juilliard student choreography, selected from the choreography workshops throughout the year. Additionally, the Class of 2025 will present a repertory excerpt by choreographer Johannes Wieland. Originally created at Springboard Danse Montreal in 2019, falling empire is a piece by Johannes Wieland and re-staged for Juilliard Dance by Ami Shulman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Choreographic Honors

Classical Music | Mahler's Symphony No. 4 (in-person and online)


This evening's concert will be led by Mannes student conductors Clancy Ellis, Julius Mauldin, and Ethan Osman. Known for their bold and adventurous programming, the Mannes Orchestra has been hailed by The New York Times as an orchestra whose quality is "a revelation"," and for their "intensity of focus." The 2021/22 Season sees the orchestra return to the stage and features many exciting performances, collaborations, and projects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Mahler's Symphony No. 4 (in-person and online)

Dancing | The Dance Floor: International Sensation K-Pop with DJ KDOTLIM


The international sensation that is K-Pop has infiltrated and influenced every level of contemporary music, from the Billboard charts to the Broadway stage. Now the unstoppable craze takes over NYC with a series of dance parties designed for both the hardcore fan and the K-Pop curious. Each specially themed evening begins with a short movement tutorial, so bring a friend (or plan to meet someone new) and prepare to live out your K-Pop fantasies! DJ KDOTLIM spins music from the pan-Asian creative influences that have shaped K-Pop.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Dancings, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, The Dance Floor: International Sensation K-Pop with DJ KDOTLIM

Movie in a Park | Dating & New York (2021): Commitment in the Big City


After an electric one-night stand, two dating-app-matched New York millennials draw up a "Best Friends with Benefits" contract to avoid the pitfalls of their past relationships - what could possibly go wrong? Director: Jonah Feingold Stars: Eva Victor, Jerry Ferrara, Francesca Reale 91 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, May 13, 2022, 05/13/2022, Dating & New York (2021): Commitment in the Big City
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