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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 25, 2024?

26 free events take place on Saturday, May 25 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 25 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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26 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Saturday, May 25, 2024

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
free events nyc Happy Feet (2006): Tap Dancing Penguin
free events nyc Historic Chinatown Parks and Monuments
free events nyc Multimedia Dance Performance: interactive journey through different areas of a Tall Ship
free events nyc Chamber Music on the Water
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Birdwatching | Birding Tour


A walk through birding hotspots in the park, led by Field Staff. Learn and build a birding community! Open to birders of all ages and experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Birdwatchings, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Birding Tour

Workshop | Breathwork and Sound Bath


Breathwork and Sound Bath unite to create a symphony of bliss that will leave you feeling invigorated, creative, and ready to conquer your day! Set your alarm and let the magic unfold! After just one hour, you'll be fully present for your kids, work or whatever life has instore for you. Embrace your day, embrace your life. With controlled breathing techniques, you'll release emotional stress, reduce inflammation, strengthen your immune system, ignite your creativity and rejuvenate your soul. Feel the rush of energy and liberation as you shake off the remnants of yesterday, making room for the spectacular day that lies ahead. Then close your eyes and surrender to the enchanting sounds of crystal singing bowls. These therapeutic instruments help to balance the chakras. Let the vibrations dance through your being, washing away stress, and elevating your spirit to new heights.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:15 am
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Workshops, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Breathwork and Sound Bath

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Festival | Lower East Side Festival of the Arts


Over 200 performing arts organizations, independent artists, poets, puppeteers and film makers gather for the 29th annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts. Indoor performances will take stage from 6:00 PM to midnight each day, utilizing two of the venue's four theaters. From 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday, vendors and food sellers, including booths from nearby restaurants, will set up in the closed-off block.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Festivals, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

Tour | Public Tour of the United States Coast Guard Icebreaker


USCGC Sturgeon Bay is the newest of the United States Coast Guard 140-foot Bay-class cutters. Homeported in Bayonne, New Jersey, the primary missions of Sturgeon Bay and her crew are Domestic Icebreaking and Ports, Waters, & Coastal Security. During the winter months, Sturgeon Bay is responsible for providing search and rescue capabilities to the ice-covered areas in New York City and the Hudson Valley, as well as throughout coastal New England. The cutter also facilitates the safe navigation of commercial product, including gasoline and heating oil, through the ice-choked Hudson River from New York City to Albany. In addition to ice breaking, Sturgeon Bay is heavily involved in providing waterside security for the port of New York/New Jersey, the busiest port on the East Coast. Sturgeon Bay is also responsible for monitoring vessel traffic, enforcing boating regulations for recreational and commercial vessels, and acting as lead security for high-profile events in the port. Sturgeon Bay is crewed by 18 personnel, consisting of 15 enlisted members and 3 officers. She was built by Bay City Marine in San Diego, California, launched on 12 September 1987, and commissioned on 20 August 1988. Her overall length is 140 feet with a beam of 37 feet, displacing 662 tons.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Tours, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Public Tour of the United States Coast Guard Icebreaker

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 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Street Fair

Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


The class is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced. You will be learning an easy-to learn short 13-movement form that provides the foundational movements for the longer Yang Style form of 103 movements. Instructor: Richard Anton Diaz, Founder of the infinite Life Institue
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Tai Chi in the Park

Movie in a Park | Happy Feet (2006): Tap Dancing Penguin


Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce. Directors: George Miller, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris Stars: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman 108 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
Free
Movie in a Parks, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Happy Feet (2006): Tap Dancing Penguin

Birdwatching | Accessible Birding


The beautiful park commands views of the Palisades and the Hudson River from soaring cliffs of bedrock. Its 67 acres feature many well-paved walkways suitable for birders with strollers and carriages, as well as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Birdwatchings, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Accessible Birding

Park Walk | Historic Chinatown Parks and Monuments


Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month as Urban Park Rangers guide you through Chinatown parks, highlighting significant events and commemorations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Park Walks, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Historic Chinatown Parks and Monuments

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Get in 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 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

Hike | Mindful Nature Art Hike


Urban Park Rangers lead this scenic and mindful stroll through the park, engaging your mind and senses. Afterward, put your artistic abilities to work as we reflect on paper by sketching your experience in nature.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Hikes, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Mindful Nature Art Hike

Workshop | Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness


A fitness class to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Park Walks, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Workshop | HIIT The Deck Workout


It’s time to HIIT The Deck – in the studio – with boxing-inspired high intensity workouts. Get your blood pumping. Strengthen your core. Getting 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise a week can help reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, say NewYork-Presbyterian experts. HIIT The Deck makes it fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:15 pm
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Workshops, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, HIIT The Deck Workout

Workshop | Art en Plein Air


An instructor from the Art Students League leads a visual exploration of our beautiful park. Learn to draw or paint from observation with your favorite drawing supplies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Art en Plein Air

Workshop | Contemporary Games Social


Play your favorite contemporary board games every Saturday afternoon. Featured games include but are not limited to Chameleon, Wavelength, Avalon, Parade, Splendor, Century Spice Road, Mountain Goats, No Thanks, Codenames, Werewords, Spyfall, Azul, Letter Jam, Dixit, In Kahootz, and Captain Sonar. A new game will be selected each week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Contemporary Games Social

Dance Performance | Multimedia Dance Performance: interactive journey through different areas of a Tall Ship


Immersive, site-responsive, multimedia dance performance, which unfolds against the backdrop of a historic vessel. Choreographed by award-winning dancer-artistic director and the talented performers, this slate of dance vignettes has been inspired by and created specifically for the venue to artfully showcase an interactive journey through different areas of the ship, while delving into the rich history of this international cargo vessel--the last of its kind. Dance will take place in the massive cargo hold, the forecastle where the crew ate and slept, the captain's saloon, and more. The piece will provide insight into the unseen lives of the laborers who helped to build New York City into the global hub it is today and the unexpected role of the sea as a site for freedom from the racial and gender barriers of the era. The audience will not be seated during the one-hour event and will actively move throughout the ship to witness this site-specific performance to experience intimate and engaging moments with performers that include video projection, recorded original music, and text. The program involves climbing a few stairs, walking up an angled gangway, and descending a few stairs onto the deck. The lower decks are accessible via stairs, while the upper deck requires navigating steep ladder-like stairs. The performance is repeated at 3:30 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Multimedia Dance Performance: interactive journey through different areas of a Tall Ship

Concert | Chamber Music on the Water


A one hour performance (no intermission), including a Q & A session with the musicians. The program is announced at the performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Chamber Music on the Water

Birdwatching | Island Bird Tour


Nearly 240 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the birdlife the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Birdwatchings, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Island Bird Tour

Dance Performance | Multimedia Dance Performance: interactive journey through different areas of a Tall Ship


Immersive, site-responsive, multimedia dance performances, which unfolds against the backdrop of a historic vessel. Choreographed by award-winning dancer-artistic director and the talented performers, this slate of dance vignettes has been inspired by and created specifically for the venue to artfully showcase an interactive journey through different areas of the ship, while delving into the rich history of this international cargo vessel--the last of its kind. Dance will take place in the massive cargo hold, the forecastle where the crew ate and slept, the captain's saloon, and more. The piece will provide insight into the unseen lives of the laborers who helped to build New York City into the global hub it is today and the unexpected role of the sea as a site for freedom from the racial and gender barriers of the era. The audience will not be seated during the one-hour event and will actively move throughout the ship to witness this site-specific performance to experience intimate and engaging moments with performers that include video projection, recorded original music, and text. The program involves climbing a few stairs, walking up an angled gangway, and descending a few stairs onto the deck. The lower decks are accessible via stairs, while the upper deck requires navigating steep ladder-like stairs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Dance Performances, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Multimedia Dance Performance: interactive journey through different areas of a Tall Ship

Classical Music | Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue (In Person AND Online)


Enjoy a program of hymns, anthems, and voluntaries for the organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue (In Person AND Online)

Dance Performance | The Grand Tour: A Historic Dance Performance


The Grand Tour was the name of the popular trips of youngsters that visited the main capitals of Europe. Experience a music and dance program that transports you to the 18th century, to England, France and Spain. Guides will be the dancers Julia Bengtsson and Patrick Pride from The New York Baroque Dance Company, America's leading Baroque dance ensemble, and the musicians Paul Shipper, Jason Priset and Dongmyung Ahn. Bring your dance shoes to learn a few dance steps accompanied by live music!
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free
Dance Performances, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, The Grand Tour: A Historic Dance Performance

Opera | From Hell to Antigone: A Distillation of Handel's Admeto


This steamy love triangle saga unfolds in bittersweet beauty, one ravishing aria after another. Betrayal, longing, jealousy, and bewilderment just scratch the surface. A curse reversed, a rejection amended, but then she's back from the dead... how can a heart survive it all?? Opera Essentia's new distillation of Handel's (1685-1759) Admeto.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, From Hell to Antigone: A Distillation of Handel's Admeto

Opening Reception | Punk Poster Exhibit Opening Party


Original hand-painted NYC punk banners painted by Masoto Okano. Live music and art performances.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Punk Poster Exhibit Opening Party

Movie in a Park | Home (2015): Animated Adventure


An alien on the run from his own people makes friends with a girl. He tries to help her on her quest, but can be an interference. Director: Tim Johnson Stars: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin 94 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:45 pm
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Movie in a Parks, May 25, 2024, 05/25/2024, Home (2015): Animated Adventure
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Classical Music | Sacred Choral Works at a Landmark Venue

Regular Price: $49
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Musical | Broadway Actors in a Musical

Regular Price: $90
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