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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on May 28, 2024?

31 free events take place on Tuesday, May 28 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 28 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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31 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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free events nyc Works by J.S. Back and More for Cello, Piano, Organ, and Harpischord
free events nyc Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023) with Harrison Ford and Antonio Banderas
free events nyc The Comedy of Errors: An Outdoor Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare
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Workshop | Tai Chi in the Park


Practice this traditional system of health and self-defense. Derived from the philosphy of Taoism, Tai Chi was designed to develop the optimum degree of harmony between body and mind, as well as between the individual and the natural order of the universe. Classes are led by teachers and students who train nearby at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Tai Chi in the Park

Birdwatching | Morning Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season, with guided tours 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 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Morning Birding Tour

Workshop | Spring Yoga


A yoga instructor leads a morning practice. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Workshops, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Spring Yoga

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
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Tours, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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.
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Workshops, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Adult Zumba

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 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

Concert | Piano in the Park


Come on by and tap your toes to The Big Apple's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists around! Featuring special events and performances by distinguished musicians. Today's pianist: Sue Maskaleris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Piano in the Park

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Back and More for Cello, Piano, Organ, and Harpischord


Kate Dilingham, cello; and Claudia Dumschat, piano/organ/harpsichord, perform works by J.S. Bach (1685-1750) and Charles Dillingham (1868-1934).
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12:30 pm
Free
Concerts, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Works by J.S. Back and More for Cello, Piano, Organ, and Harpischord

Talk | 15 iPhone Photography Tips: Practical, Philosophical, and Fun (online)


Photographer Nick Kelsh’s unique view of the world and photography fits right in with his favorite camera, the iPhone. (It also happens to be the most incredible camera ever made.) Every photographer on every level will take away something that should permanently change the way they use their camera.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, 15 iPhone Photography Tips: Practical, Philosophical, and Fun (online)

Film | Network (1976) with Faye Dunaway and Robert Duvall


In this lauded satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale discovers that he's being put out to pasture, and he's none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, instead he launches into an angry televised rant, which turns out to be a huge ratings boost for the UBS network. This stunt allows ambitious producer Diana Christensen to develop even more outrageous programming, a concept that she takes to unsettling extremes. Director: Sidney Lumet Cast: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall Faye Dunaway is an American actress. She is the recipient of many accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and a BAFTA Award. Robert Duvall is an American actor and filmmaker. With a career spanning seven decades, he is the recipient of an Academy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Films, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Network (1976) with Faye Dunaway and Robert Duvall

Lecture | Passing in Print: (Non)Jewish News in the Mainstream Press during the Holocaust (online)


In the early days of World War II, as the threat of Nazism loomed large, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and its non-sectarian subsidiary, the Overseas News Agency, embarked on a covert mission to inform the world about the escalating crisis in Europe. This lecture will uncover the ways in which these organizations operated to overcome significant barriers in news gathering and dissemination in a prejudiced media landscape. Moreover, it will explore how the JTA and ONA used a particular form of "passing" to place stories of Jewish persecution on the front pages of America's leading newspapers in their attempts to alter public perceptions of Jewish persecution in Europe without revealing their Jewish affiliations. The lecture traces the strategic decisions made by key figures in the Jewish journalistic world during a time of crisis that fundamentally reshaped how news was categorized, gathered, circulated, and consumed. Speaker Nathan Lucky holds a BA (Hons.) and MA in history from the University of British Columbia. Currently, he is a PhD student at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Passing in Print: (Non)Jewish News in the Mainstream Press during the Holocaust (online)

Talk | Spotting the Spotted Lanterfly


Researcher Katherine Poulos, who uses crowd-sourced photos submitted to iNaturalist to explore the relationships between the invasive Spotted Lanternfly and plants in New York City, will talk about her study and venture into the parks to see how you can contribute to this valuable resource.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Spotting the Spotted Lanterfly

Talk | Louis Rosen's I Don't Know Anything: The Creation of an Album (online)


Louis Rosen in an exploration of the creative process that goes into planning, composing, recording, and releasing an album — in this case, Rosen’s own lauded 2020 album I Don’t Know Anything: An Album in Three Acts. This course will give you the rare opportunity to talk to an artist directly about their process, work, and experiences.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Louis Rosen's I Don't Know Anything: The Creation of an Album (online)

Film | Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023) with Harrison Ford and Antonio Banderas


Daredevil archaeologist Indiana Jones races against time to retrieve a legendary dial that can change the course of history. Accompanied by his goddaughter, he soon finds himself squaring off against J?rgen Voller, a former Nazi who works for NASA. Director: James Mangold Cast: Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore, Mads Mikkelsen Harrison Ford is an American actor. Ford is a leading man in films of several genres and is regarded as an American cultural icon; his films have grossed more than $5.4 billion in North America and more than $9.3 billion worldwide. He is the recipient of various accolades, including the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an Honorary C?sar, and an Honorary Palme d'Or, in addition to an Academy Award nomination. Antonio Banderas is a Spanish actor and director. Known for his work in films of several genres, he has received various accolades, including a Cannes Film Festival Award and a European Film Award, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award, a Tony Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Films, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023) with Harrison Ford and Antonio Banderas

Workshop | Drop-In Chess


Play the popular strategy game while getting pointers and advice from an expert. Chess improves concentration, problem solving, and strategic planning -- plus it's fun. For ages 5 and up.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Drop-In Chess

Film | Enchanted April (1991): period drama


When married British women Rose Arbuthnot and Lottie Wilkins decide to take a break from their respective spouses, they stay at a castle in Italy for a quiet holiday. Joining the ladies is Caroline Dester, a young socialite, and Mrs. Fisher, an older aristocrat. Liberated from their daily routines, the four women ease into life in rural Italy, and each finds herself transformed by the experience. Director: Mike Newell Cast: Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson, Polly Walker
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Films, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Enchanted April (1991): period drama

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.
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Workshops, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

Book Discussion | Memory Piece by Lisa Ko (In Person AND Online!)


Lisa Ko's Memory Piece tells the story of three lifelong friends as they strive to build satisfying lives in a world that turns out to be radically different from the one they were promised. In the early 1980s, three teenagers are drawn together by their shared sense of alienation and desire for something different. They envision each other as artistic collaborators and embark on a future defined by freedom and creativity. By the time they are adults, their dreams are murkier. Over time their friendship matures and changes, their definitions of success become complicated, and their sense of what matters evolves. Join special guest hosts Jordan Lauf and Simon Close along with author Lisa Ko for a live conversation.
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Concert | Big City Folk -- Outdoors


See New York City's finest singer-songwriters showcase their newest work. Cork-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Niall Connolly brings the urgency to folk and the finely-crafted story to indie rock. Born in 1977, alongside the birth of punk, he blends a riveting sound with layered, literate lyrics that generously reward the listener.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Big City Folk -- Outdoors

Poetry Reading | Poetry in the Park


Poetry with Sarah Gambito, Roberto Garcia, Joseph Legaspi, Maya Phillips
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Poetry in the Park

Book Discussion | The Blue Period: Black Writing in the Early Cold War


Jesse McCarthy's new book addresses the political and aesthetic evolution of African American literature and its authors during the Cold War, an era McCarthy calls “the Blue Period.” In the years after World War II, to be a black writer was to face a stark predicament. The contest between the Soviet Union and the United States was a global one—an ideological battle that dominated almost every aspect of the cultural agenda. On the one hand was the Soviet Union, espousing revolutionary communism that promised egalitarianism while being hostile to conceptions of personal freedom. On the other hand was the United States, a country steeped in racial prejudice and the policies of Jim Crow. Black writers of this time were equally alienated from the left and the right, Jesse McCarthy argues, and they channeled that alienation into remarkable experiments in literary form. Embracing racial affect and interiority, they forged an aesthetic resistance premised on fierce dissent from both US racial liberalism and Soviet communism. From the end of World War II to the rise of the Black Power movement in the 1960s, authors such as Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Paule Marshall defined a distinctive moment in American literary culture that McCarthy terms the Blue Period. In McCarthy’s hands, this notion of the Blue Period provides a fresh critical framework that challenges long-held disciplinary and archival assumptions. Black writers in the early Cold War went underground, McCarthy argues, not to depoliticize or liberalize their work, but to make it more radical—keeping alive affective commitments for a future time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, The Blue Period: Black Writing in the Early Cold War

Play | The Comedy of Errors: An Outdoor Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare


The Comedy of Errors will be performed in English and Spanish by the Public Theatre's Mobile Unit.
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6:30 pm
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Plays, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, The Comedy of Errors: An Outdoor Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare

Workshop | Flow Yoga in the Park


Unwind from your day with a flow yoga class with Coach Natalia. Improve your mobility with deep stretching, balancing postures, and breathwork in this vinyasa style yoga class led by Tone House coaches and open to all ability levels.
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Book Discussion | Jewish Life in Medieval Spain: A New History (online)


Jonathan Ray explores the Jewish experience in medieval Spain from the dawn of Sephardic society in the ninth century to the expulsion of 1492. An important contribution of the book is the integration of the rise and fall of Jewish life in Muslim al-Andalus into the history of the Jews in medieval Christian Spain. It traces the collapse of Jewish life in Muslim Spain, the emigration of Andalusi Jewry to the lands of Christian Iberia, and the long and difficult confluence of these two distinct Jewish subcultures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Jewish Life in Medieval Spain: A New History (online)

Talk | Photographer Esteban Toro Discusses His Work


A talk with New York-based travel photographer, filmmaker and educator, and faculty member Esteban Toro. Toro's passion for capturing the essence of the world has taken him on captivating journeys across continents and cultures. As a Sony and BenQ Global Ambassador, Esteban’s keen eye for detail and commitment to visual storytelling have earned him recognition as one of the world’s foremost photographers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Sacred Choral Works at a Landmark Venue

Talk | Stargazing in the Park


A walk along the park 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 between sunset and park closure.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Reading | Brief Connections: After the Country Dissolves


The threads of the past and present collide and interweave as four friends and their families take radically different paths in an effort to give themselves new lives after the dissolution of their home country. The protagonist ("She") is at the center of this web, listening to those who have stayed and tried to build new lives in the shadow of violence; to those who immigrated thousands of miles live and simultaneously in the open and in isolation; and to her teenage goddaughter, who wants to know what's wrong with all of these adults and when She can visit. Who are you when your home no longer exists on a map? Can divorce stop the cycle of violence? Is her mother's phone bugged? If so, why won't she stop calling? Written by Vladislava Fekete Followed by a post show discussion
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Brief Connections: After the Country Dissolves

Movie in a Park | The Goonies (1985): Kids Look for Pirate Booty, with Sean Astin and Josh Brolin


A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure. Director: Richard Donner Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen 116 min.  
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Movie in a Parks, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, The Goonies (1985): Kids Look for Pirate Booty, with Sean Astin and Josh Brolin
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Broadways, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, Broadway Show, Directed by Tony Winner

Discussion | October 7th and Its Aftermath: Where Do We Go from Here? (in-person and online)


The Hamas invasion of October 7, and the intense hostilities that followed, have left many of us traumatized--protective of Israel, but also more worried about its future and its meaning for Jewish life. These tragic events have highlighted the pain and paradoxes of Israel's story: a tough little nation that coaxed crops from the desert and built a first-world economy, somehow still struggling to justify and defend its existence; a miraculous story of Jewish self-determination and rebirth, somehow still fragile given its enemies, and the elusive challenge of reaching genuine peace; a country so widely admired for its accomplishments, contributions and resilience, and yet somehow still often isolated and shunned. How do we make sense of this moment? What does this all mean for the future of Israel, global Jewry and the relationship between them? Few people are better poised to sort through the complications, the challenges and the promises than Dr. Tal Becker, Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Dr. Becker not only leads Hartman Institute's educational initiatives on Israel and the Jewish World but also serves as the legal adviser to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has served as a senior member of the Israeli team in successive rounds of peace negotiations, was a lead drafter and negotiator of the Abraham Accords, a senior policy adviser to Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs, and an international law expert for the Israel Defense Forces. He is winner of the Rabin Peace Prize and the 2007 Guggenheim Prize for Best International Law Book for Terrorism and the State.
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Discussions, May 28, 2024, 05/28/2024, October 7th and Its Aftermath: Where Do We Go from Here? (in-person and online)
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Classical Music | Sacred Choral Works at a Landmark Venue

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Musical | Broadway Actors in a Musical

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