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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 27, 2022?

20 free events take place on Friday, May 27 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 27 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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20 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, May 27, 2022

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free events nyc 27th Annual Arts Festival: Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Cabaret, Street Fair, and More
free events nyc Rossini's The Barber of Seville in the Park
free events nyc Raya and the Last Dragon (2021): Animated Adventure
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Tour | Paris: Le Marais - Rags to Riches (online)


Explore one of the best-preserved areas of Paris and see why Parisians cherish this trendy and hip district, Le Marais. Located on the Right Bank, Le Marais used to be the home of France's noble families in the 17th and 18th centuries before they were forced to leave during the French Revolution. Today, it celebrates Parisian art and history and is close to the Centre Pompidou, Europe's largest museum for modern art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Tours, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Paris: Le Marais - Rags to Riches (online)

Jazz | Piano in the Park


New York City’s finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Piano in the Park

Film | Hidden Figures (2016): Black Women at NASA, with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer


The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Director: Theodore Melfi Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae 127 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Hidden Figures (2016): Black Women at NASA, with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

Film | Moneyball (2011): Sports Drama with Brad Pitt


Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane's attempt to assemble a winning baseball team using computer-assisted analysis. Director: Bennett Miller Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright. Rating PG-13 Runtime: 2 hours, 13 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Moneyball (2011): Sports Drama with&nbsp;Brad Pitt

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
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, 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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5:30 pm
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Birdwatchings, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Birding Tour of the North Woods

Festival | 27th Annual Arts Festival: Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Cabaret, Street Fair, and More


Join the fun of this annual festival of the arts: music, dance, kids' entertainment, theater, poetry, video and more. Outdoors: food vendors, performances, cultural fair Indoors: variety acts, theatrical performances (proof of vaccination will be required for all indoor events)
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Festivals, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, 27th Annual Arts Festival: Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Cabaret, Street Fair, and More

Museums | Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary


Discover art that traverses Asia's diverse cultures, regions, and narratives. The Museum's special exhibitions celebrate art forms that range from ancient to contemporary, including photography and multimedia, while its permanent collection galleries are focused primarily on art from the Himalayan region.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary

Opera | Handel's Masterpiece Orlando: Hero of Love in a Garden


Hans Tashjian, Bass; Jeffrey Mandelbaum, Countertenor; Elyse Anne Kakacek, Lyric Soprano; Heather Hill, Soprano; Hai-Ting Chinn, Mezzo Soprano; Rebecca Pechefsky, Harpsichordist, Baroque String Quartet (Rebecca Nelson, Rafa Prendergast, Jessica Park & Cullen O’Neil) Orlando, a knight from the Crusades, is originally the central character of an epic poem by Ludovico Ariosto. The story dramatizes his struggle between love and military glory. However, this production updates this conflict to reflect contemporary sensibilities, centering the questions of what it means to love truly, and how to endure pain and loss. George Frideric Handel brought baroque opera to its apogee, as his compositional brilliance amplified music’s distinct power to communicate drama. Opera began as an experiment to demonstrate music’s ability to reveal and manipulate the emotions behind a text, as opposed to solely mimicking the words. Baroque music relies heavily on a technique of bittersweet dissonance resolving into consoling consonance, which impacts a listener viscerally. The term “baroque” connotes this kind of lavish intensity, which captivates audiences’ passions, bringing them personally into the experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Concerts, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Handel's Masterpiece Orlando: Hero of Love&nbsp;in a Garden

Classical Music | Lungs of the City: Olmsted's Parks in Music


A program of new chamber music commemorating the 2022 bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted. In this concert, American Wild Ensemble, a septet of winds, strings, and percussion, will perform eight new works inspired by Olmsted-designed parks. The program includes newly commissioned works by composers Oliver Caplan, Nell Shaw Cohen, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Libby Meyer, Ayumi Okada, Justin Ralls, Christina Rusnak, and Ryan Suleiman. Seating won't be provided, please bring your own chairs and blankets.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Concerts, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Lungs of the City: Olmsted's Parks in Music

Discussion | Einstein's Last Trip: Reading and Discussion


Albert Einstein died on April 18, 1955 at the hospital of Princeton. On the same day, pathologist Thomas Harvey not only performed the autopsy on the body, but also removed the famous physicist's brain, apparently to examine it. Einstein's body was cremated, the unlawfully removed brain however stayed in possession of the pathologist, who refused to give it back for the next 50 years. This bizarre, yet historically accurate story provides a base to talk about philosophical implications of modern physics which have changed our world view fundamentally. Franzobel's novel plot evolves: The brain begins to talk to Harvey, making him decide to free Einstein's unredeemed soul. A fifty-year-long road trip begins, leading Harvey and the brain to a Jewish ghost exorcism, a psychologist and to Woodstock, a protest rally of a civil rights movement, they experience the moon landing and visit an Indian Guru. Harvey tries to excite the brain for different religions - with mediocre success. Orthodox Jews take it for a Dibbuk, Christians want an exorcism and for an Indian cult it is reason for a collective suicide. This is an evening of reading and discussion with Franzobel on May 27. The audience will get a sneak-peek into the author Franzobel's not-yet published manuscript "Einsteins letzte Reise" ("Einstein's last trip"), translated to English by Ross Benjamin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Einstein's Last Trip: Reading and Discussion

Opera | Rossini's The Barber of Seville in the Park


New York City Opera's staged, costumed, and live music-supported production of Rossini's oprea. Rossini's sparkling music animates the hijinks of Figaro, opera's most famous barber.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Rossini's The Barber of Seville in the Park

Concert | Versatile Indie Singer/Songwriter


Christine Chanel is an indie soul-pop singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Westchester. She is best known for delivering powerful vocals with resonant hooks and emotionally charged lyrics alongside her dynamic backing band, The Roster. With genres ranging from rhythm & blues to reggae, rock, pop and funk, Chanel knows how to captivate an audience in a commanding way.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Versatile Indie Singer/Songwriter

Concert | The Music of Bob Dylan by Acclaimed Musicians


The music of Bob Dylan with bandleader, vocalist, keyboardist Jonny Rosch & his All-Star Friends Band.  Featuring Steve Holley on Drums (Paul McCartney & Wings), Mick Gaffney on Guitar (Paul Simon, Billy Joel), Matt Beck on Pedal Steel/Mandolin (Rod Stewart, Matchbox 20), Frank Gravis on Bass (Etta James, Phoebe Snow)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, The Music of Bob Dylan by Acclaimed Musicians

Film | Crimson Tide (1995): Mutiny on a Submarine, with Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington


On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy Captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so. Director: Tony Scott Stars: Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Matt Craven 116 min. Movie starts at sunset
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Films, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Crimson Tide (1995): Mutiny on a Submarine, with Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington

Classical Music | Ancient and Ecstatic: Orchestral Works by J.S. Bach, and More


Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra; Stephanie Zyzak, Violin; Chris Whittaker, Music Director Program Christopher Theofanidis Peace Love Light YOUMEONE from Visions & Miracles J.S. Bach Contrapunctus 1-4 from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 Sufjan Stevens Suite from “Run Rabbit Run” (arr. by Michael P. Atkinson) Stacy Garrop Lo Yisa Goy Clarice Assad Dreamscapes  Adolphus Hailstork Sonata de Chiesa About the Program Music inspired by the ineffable and the divine. Christopher Theofanidis’ work from Visions and Miracles is taken from the words of Timothy Leary and inspired by Spanish medieval music. Sufjan Steven’s wordless song cycle is an “aural environment” for the animals of the Chinese zodiac arranged for string orchestra by Michael P. Atkinson. Clarice Assad’s Dreamscapes is a dazzling meditation on the workings of the unconscious mind featuring violinist Stephanie Zyzak; Stacy Garrop’s Lo Yisa Goy is a wordless utterance of the Hebrew prayer for peace. The program concludes with Adolphus Hailstork’s “Church Sonata,” inspired by the composer's fascination with cathedrals. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Ancient and Ecstatic: Orchestral Works by J.S. Bach, and More

Dance Performance | Crossroads: Dance and Film


Crossroads is a dance, film, and cross-disciplinary performance series that will feature works by 10 artists with diverse aesthetic and conceptual approaches to performance and storytelling. The series centers the voices of queer, BIPOC, and feminist artists. The format provides artists with both an opportunity to present work in a low-pressure setting that encourages experimentation, and space to share their creative practices with other artists and audiences. The series is multigenerational, focusing on community to foster a network of support, exchange, and dialogue. In addition to the performances, Crossroads offers workshops by participating artists and collaborators. Features Angel Acuña, Yoshiko Chuma, Symara Johnson, Anabella Lenzu, Amanda Loulaki,Molly&Nola, Doron Perk, Paz Tanjuaquio, Dane Terry, and Pioneers Go East Collective.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Crossroads: Dance and Film

Jazz | Grammy-Nominated Mexican Singer (online)


New York-based, Grammy-nominated Mexican singer and composer Magos Herrera is one of the most expressive, beautiful voices in the contemporary Latin American jazz scene. Herrera is best known for her eloquent vocal improvisation and her bold style, which embraces elements of contemporary jazz with Latin American melodies and rhythms, in a style that elegantly blends boundaries. In her return to our stage, she is joined by the Magos Herrera Quartet, an acoustic quartet that incorporates harmonic jazz principles and improvisational elements. Magos Herrera Quartet and a string quartet comprised of members of the orchestral collective The Knights will present music that Magos produced during the COVID isolation. The program will include new arrangements commissioned by Americas Society, songs included in the 2020 album Con Alma, and new original music written by Herrera with support from a Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works grant.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Grammy-Nominated Mexican Singer (online)

Movie in a Park | Raya and the Last Dragon (2021): Animated Adventure


In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. Directors: Don Hall, Carlos Lopez Estrada, Paul Briggs Stars: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan 107 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, May 27, 2022, 05/27/2022, Raya and the Last Dragon (2021): Animated Adventure
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