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August 25, 2019. Free shows, free concerts, free movies, free tours, free readings, worshops, lectures, etc.  are New York's best kept secret! Learn all about it and do not miss the unique opportunities that only New York provides: NYC never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's day or night, weekday or weekend, summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September. If you are looking for inexpensive things to do and where to go in Manhattan today, tonight, tomorrow, or any other time, or any other day of any week - you came to the right place: just click on any day on the calendar dispayed on the every page of our site and you will see how many events you can attend in Manhattan free of charge on that very day.

New York's cultural scene is at its busiest in October and March (and the same goes for free events, free things to do), but other months of the year still offer incredible amount of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away! So if you looking for something to do in April or November, December or February, you will find tons of free things to do, free events to go to. (In June, July and August lots of those free events take place outdoors, of course).

So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, August 25, 2019!

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Where else but in New York City can you listen to a world-class musician, discuss a book with a famous author, take a part in poetry reading, have a glass of wine at an art exhibition opening, and all that on the same day, and all that free of charge, and all of that on any day of the year, whether it's December or July, April or November!

The trick is to know about those free events, free things to do BEFORE they happen, not after the fact. That's where Club Free Time comes in handy! Become a Club Free Time member and start using these unique New York City (NYC) opportunities today, August 25, 2019!

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Club Free Time is your perfect guide to Free Entertainment and Free Culture in the City That Never Sleeps.

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Free things to do, free events that take place in New York City every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something interesting to do today (August 25, 2019) or on any other day of the year don't miss those free-of-charge opportunities that only New York provides! You can find lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

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In addition to providing information about free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC), Club Free Time offers its members complimentary tickets to classical music concerts, dance performances and theater: when a producer wants that special buzz of the 'full house' - Club Free Time members are welcomed for their enthusiasm and sophistication!

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Experience an entirely new perspective on New York. 'Open up a whole new cultural world... in one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world, sampling cultural delights beyond anyone's wildest dream.' Rupert Parker, journalist, photographer, cameraman, and TV producer
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31 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC) today:
Sunday, August 25, 2019

All events, things to do today, Sunday, August 25, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Tour | River Nature Walk


Learn about the park’s wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the park’s esplanade. Don’t forget to take photos! Sundays, June 2-September 22, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, River Nature Walk

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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Tours, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Concert | Nowhere: Pianist Performs 12 Hours a Day for 14 Consecutive Days


For fourteen consecutive days, twelve hours a day, pianist Marino Formenti will perform at the venue -- where he will also live in a space that is mercilessly both public and private. We invite you to come and go freely, to listen to music in a different dimension, with Formenti playing the piano daily, from morning to night. With round-the-clock live streaming, you can also experience and share his days at a distance. Nowhere is a non-place in the middle of the city. Marino Formenti performs, eats, sleeps, and lives all in the same space -- a metaphorical, silent, musical 'glass house' that is also surrounded and on view by the daily life of the city. In a performance about music, time, and togetherness, Formenti questions any and all divisions between performance and life. Days become music. Come and stay, leave and come back, listen or ignore the pianist, sleep, read, write, draw, lie down -- to experience music, time, and togetherness in another way. August 14-28, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Nowhere: Pianist Performs 12 Hours a Day for 14 Consecutive Days

Workshop | Kayaking Workshop


Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Saturdays and Sundays through August 31, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Kayaking Workshop

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, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, 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, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Street Fair

Workshop | Yoga Sundays


Please be sure to bring your own yoga mat. With Active Spaces and volunteer Katy Nelson. Sundays, August 4-September 29, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Yoga Sundays

Workshop | Big City Fishing


Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. They provide the rods, reels and instruction. Sundays, July 7-August 25, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Big City Fishing
11:00 am
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Musicals, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Family Musical

Tour | Flatiron District Walking Tour


A journey through the 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. Tour guides: Miriam Berman, historian and the author of Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks and New York in Words and Images, a book of New York postcards. Fred Cookinham, historian, author of The Age of Rand: Imagining an Objectivist Future World. Mike Kaback, a native New Yorker, has an unquenchable enthusiasm for everything about this city. No advance registration is required. This tour repeats every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Flatiron District Walking Tour

Tour | Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour


Docents lead a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life. Wear comfortable shoes as these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Tours, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Waterfront Walk: Guided Park Tour

Tour | Governors Island Official Walking Tour


Look into the past of Governors Island and talk about its exciting transformation and future! In this one-hour walking tour, they will examine how historic preservation, innovative design and environmental stewardship make the Island what it is today - one of the most unique public spaces in New York City. Walking tours begin at the Governors Island Welcome Center at Soissons Landing and are hosted by the Friends of Governors Island. All tours are weather permitting. Tour times: 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Governors Island Official Walking Tour

Workshop | Tejal Yoga


Tejal Yoga is back, overlooking the Fountain, the blooming Bosque, and majestic Lady Liberty for open-level yoga practice. Bring your own mat. No additional music other than sounds of the park and nature. No props or towels provided. Sundays, June 2-September 29, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Tejal Yoga
12:00 pm
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Performances, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, A unique "magic" show!

Workshop | Community Rowing


Village Community Boathouse provides free, no experience necessary Community Rowing on the Hudson River. After a brief orientation, participants will be split into crews with an experienced coxswain to steer the boat and a mixture of experienced and new rowers. The boats, Whitehall Gigs, are stable, traditional working boats for four rowers and a coxswain. Please note: Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session. Community rowing is open to all, although some physical agility is required. The focus of the program is teamwork and recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver. Life jackets are provided. Expect to be out in the hot sun for several hours - bring water and sunscreen! Sundays, May 26-October 27, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Community Rowing

Tour | Old Croton Aqueduct High Bridge Tour


Walk to the High Bridge along the Aqueduct trail, beginning at W. 158th Street and Edgecombe Avenue. Take in panoramic views of the Harlem River, The Bronx, and Manhattan. Marvel at the engineering feat completed in 1848. Learn about the origin of NYC’s water system.   Without optional side trips, the walk from the Mansion to the High Bridge is approximately 4 miles (3 hours). Bring water and snacks, and wear sturdy shoes.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Old Croton Aqueduct High Bridge Tour

Workshop | Sun Gaze Sundays


The Amateur Astronomers Association and solargazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Sun Gaze Sundays

Play | Ring Round the Moon: Comic Tale of Love and Matchmaking


A comic tale of love and matchmaking set in the winter garden of a wealthy estate during a ball. A poor but lovely dancer, Isabelle, arrives at the invitation of Hugo, a charming scoundrel and twin brother to Frederic, a young man hopelessly in love. Hugo believes that his brother loves the wrong woman - a manipulative millionairess - and intends to use Isabelle to break up the engagement The play’s vivid and numerous characters, along with the quick-paced wit and satire of upper-class pretension and lower-class ambition, lead to a fairy tale ending where nearly everything turns out for the best. A student production. Written by Jean Anouilh Directed by Jonathan Bolt Translated by Christopher Fry
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Ring Round the Moon: Comic Tale of Love and Matchmaking

Dance Performance | Harlem Meer Performance Festival: A 9-Piece Soul Band


Lost Soul Found is a nine-piece band that plays the music of Tower of Power, Edgar Winter's White Trash, Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and other R&B artists of the 60s and 70s. Get your dance shoes on and Lindy hop with the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band. Members of the band have played with jazz giants Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, and many more. The Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent to the park! Enjoy a variety of performances featuring multicultural music and dance, family-friendly entertainment, and more while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Harlem Meer Performance Festival: A 9-Piece Soul Band

Jazz | A Tribute to the Legendary Drummer Art Blakey


Carl Allen's jazz bonafides are indisputable--as a young drummer out of William Paterson University he earned a spot in Freddie Hubbard's band, and would go on to play with the saxophonists George Coleman and Phil Woods (among others), and serve as the Artistic Director of Jazz Studies at the Juilliard School. The quintet he brings--featuring Jeremy Pelt, JD Allen, Eric Reed, and Peter Washington--pays tribute to one of his heroes, the legendary drummer Art Blakey. Allen is joined by NEA Jazz Master and one of the most respected musicians out of the hard-bop era George Coleman and his trio, the multiple Grammy Award nominee pianist Fred Hersch, who has been proclaimed as "the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz" by Vanity Fair, and the saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, who has played with the likes of Missy Elliot, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Macy Gray, the Roots, and Anita Baker.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, A Tribute to the Legendary Drummer Art Blakey
3:00 pm
Regular: $61.25
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Plays, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Broadway Actors in a Drama, New York Times Critic's Pick
3:00 pm
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Performances, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Comedy for kids!

Concert | Organ Recital 


Angela Kraft Cross, organ. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Concerts, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Bossa nova and Brazilian jazz

Jazz | Jazz in the Park


Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds. Since arriving in NYC, trumpeter Alex Nguyen has been establishing himself for his distinctive lyrical and melodic style. The Savannah, Georgia native has performed extensively on trumpet as a bandleader and sideman with some of the world’s finest up-and-coming and veteran jazz musicians. Nguyen has appeared at notable New York City venues such as Birdland, Kitano, Iridium, Mezzrow, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum, and has had the opportunity to perform throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. He is the winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, and Jamey Aebersold Award for Artistry at the National Trumpet Competition. Sundays, August 4-25, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Jazz in the Park

Play | The Merry Wives of Windsor: Shakespeare in the Borscht Belt


Mistress Page and Mistress Ford conspire to humiliate Shakespeare's much loved character, Sir John Falstaff, set against the backdrop of a 1960s resort hotel in the "Borscht Belt." Presented by Hudson Warehouse. Thursdays through Sundays, August 1-25, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Plays, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, The Merry Wives of Windsor: Shakespeare in the Borscht Belt
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Concerts, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Bossa nova and Brazilian jazz

Concert | Broadway showtunes, American Songbook favorites


A full evening of Broadway showtunes, American Songbook favorites, jazz standards, and more awaits you! Bring the song you love to sing or try out that new piece you've been working on. Hostess Arianna Armon (the "Bel Canto and Can Belto" coloratura soprano from The Buxton Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, New York's Second Act Series, and Ponycon's "Lady Aria") will be on mic to guide singers and performers throughout the evening. At the piano will be Rachel Kaufman, who has music directed and/or played for over 200 musicals world-wide, including tours of Rent, Phantom of the Opera, Ain't Misbehavin', and Smokey Joe's Cafe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Broadway showtunes, American Songbook favorites

Concert | One of the Biggest Voices in Salsa


Linda Viera Caballero quickly made a name for herself as La India, one of the biggest voices in salsa. But before Celia Cruz would dub her the “Princess of Salsa,” she got her start in the South Bronx, where she was a founding member of the Latin Freestyle group TKA, and cut a solo record with Freestyle legends John “Jellybean” Benitez and her husband “Little” Louie Vega. After “Llegó La India via Eddie Palmieri,” she blossomed into salsa royalty and never looked back, going on to work with Cruz and Tito Puente, and winning Best Salsa Album Latin Grammy for her album Intensamente India Con Canciones De Juan Gabriel. She will be joined by Cuban funk dance artist Cimafunk named by Billboard as one of “10 Latin Artists to watch in 2019.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, One of the Biggest Voices in Salsa

Staged Reading | Three Plays About Women Standing on the Precipice of Life


No Phish a recently widowed young woman starts to date again and faces the disapproval of her friends. A Harmless Little Kiss: 2 old friends from high school meet for the first time in decades at the Tea Room in Harrods of London... they discuss an event they shared 20 years earlier.. one has no memory of it while the other says it changed her life. British Library: Three professors meet at the famed research Library were they all completed their dissertations 20 years earlier. Though they are in different stages in their careers it doesn't come close to capturing how diverse their personal lives have become.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, Three Plays About Women Standing on the Precipice of Life

Screening | The Met Presents: Bizet's Carmen


Elina Garanca leads the cast as the iconic gypsy, with Roberto Alagna as Don Jose, the soldier who falls under her spell and sacrifices everything for her love, only to be cast aside. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts. *Met's Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met's Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Screenings, August 25, 2019, 08/25/2019, The Met Presents: Bizet's Carmen
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Performance | A unique "magic" show!

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Musical | Film Noir Musical

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