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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 26, 2024?

17 free events take place on Sunday, May 26 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 26 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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17 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Sunday, May 26, 2024

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
free events nyc Public Tour of the United States Coast Guard Icebreaker
free events nyc Multimedia Dance Performance: interactive journey through different areas of a Tall Ship
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Workshop | Tai Chi on the River


Silvana Pizzuti shows how to practice tai chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Workshops, May 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, Tai Chi on the River

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
10:00 am
Free
Tours, May 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Tour | Historic Flatiron-Nomad District Walking Tour


Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Rain or shine. Every Sunday at 11 am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, May 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, Historic Flatiron-Nomad District Walking Tour

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 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, 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 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, 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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Fairs, May 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, Street Fair

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 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, 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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Workshops, May 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, Tai Chi in the Park

Tour | Historic Flatiron-Nomad District Walking Tour


Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Rain or shine. Every Sunday at 11 am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, May 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, Historic Flatiron-Nomad District Walking Tour

Festival | The 37th Annual Loisaida Festival


The festival starts with the opening parade featuring different members of our community, entertainers, and a special performance by Batalá New York. Batalá New York is the premier all-women, Black-led, percussion ensemble, activating partnerships, community building, and cultural awareness, bringing high-energy performances to the people of New York City through an engaging blend of cultural education and joyous entertainment. Drawing a crowd of thousands every year, this beloved Memorial Day weekend tradition is one of the last remaining Puerto Rican-led and founded community-based organizations of Lower Manhattan. The organization’s home, The Loisaida Center, provides space, mentorship, resources, and opportunities to emerging community leaders, artists, and creators working in diverse disciplines. This year’s Loisaida Festival theme, A Cultural Mosaic, will highlight the neighborhood’s diverse heritage and vibrant spirit. With a packed afternoon featuring live music, spoken word poetry, dance and theatrical performances, food vendors, arts and crafts, and a showcase of services offered by many local community-based organizations, there will be something for everyone of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Festivals, May 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, The 37th Annual Loisaida Festival

Staged Reading | The Star: An 1897 HG Wells Story


Equity Library Theater of New York presents a staged reading of the 1897 apocalyptic short story "The Star" by HG Wells, with Broadway actors. On New Year's Day (about 1900, presumably), astronomers announce that the orbit of the planet Neptune has become erratic. Soon it's discovered that a strange luminous object has entered the Solar System, its gravitational pull causing the disturbance. This story is often credited with having created a science fiction subgenre depicting the impact event of a planet or star colliding, or near-colliding with Earth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, May 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, The Star: An 1897 HG Wells Story

Park Walk | Great Trees of the Park


Officially recognized as a Level 2 arboretum by the Arboretum Accreditation Program, this small park is home to over 300 trees! Learn more about these species and fun facts in this tree trivia filled tour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Park Walks, May 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, Great Trees of the Park

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


Iimmersive, site-responsive, multimedia dance performances, which unfolds against the backdrop of a historic vessel. Choreographed by award-winning dancer-artistic 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 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, Multimedia Dance Performance: interactive journey through different areas of a Tall Ship

Jazz | Jazz in the Park


A community jazz concert featuring local musicians and vocalists. Today: Baba Don Babatunde
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, Jazz in the Park

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


Immersive, site-responsive, multimedia dance performances, which unfold against the backdrop of this 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 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, 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 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue (In Person AND Online)

Book Discussion | Mazaltob: Rediscovering a Sephardi Feminist Novel


A book presentation and discussion with the editors Yaëlle Azagury and Frances Malino on a compelling work by Blanche Bendahan, a forerunner of modern Sephardi feminist literature.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, May 26, 2024, 05/26/2024, Mazaltob: Rediscovering a Sephardi Feminist Novel
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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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