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August 19, 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).

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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!

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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 19, 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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33 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC) today:
Monday, August 19, 2019

All events, things to do today, Monday, August 19, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Pilates Workshop


Monday morning Pilates, presented by the Pilates Initiative and Return to Life Center. Mats are provided by Balanced Body and are available to the first 30 attendees at each class. Mondays, May 6-August 26, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Pilates Workshop

Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Morning Meditation

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 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, 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
10:00 am
Free
Concerts, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Nowhere: Pianist Performs 12 Hours a Day for 14 Consecutive Days

Film | Country Strong (2010): Country Music Stars Working Together


A rising country-music songwriter works with a fallen star to work their way to fame, causing romantic complications along the way. 117 min. Director: Shana Feste. Starring Garrett Hedlund, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester.  Country Song had an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Country Strong (2010): Country Music Stars Working Together

Workshop | Midtown Recess: Games and Activities


Relive your favorite part of the school day with Midtown Recess. De-stress and clear your mind with activities including giant chess, oversized Connect 4, ping pong tables, jump ropes, hula hoops, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Midtown Recess: Games and Activities

Film | Glass (2019): Sci-Fi Drama With Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson


Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Director: M. Night Shyamalan. Starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson. The film is a crossover and sequel to Shyamalan's previous films Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), serving as the final installment in the Unbreakable trilogy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:15 am
Free
Films, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Glass (2019): Sci-Fi Drama With Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson

Other | Karaoke For Adults


Great chance to sing along to your favorite songs!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Others, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Karaoke For Adults

Workshop | French Class


The park speaks French with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:45 am
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Workshops, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, French Class

Workshop | Guided Falun Dafa Meditation Class


Stress relief, gain wisdom and work toward enlightenment
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Guided Falun Dafa Meditation Class

Author Reading | The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox


A riveting story of ambition, greed, and genius unfolding at the dawn of modern America. This landmark biography brings into focus a fascinating brilliant entrepreneur—like Steve Jobs or Walt Disney, a true American visionary—who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood empire. Wit hauthor Vanda Krefft.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox

Concert | Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz


Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart’s delight. With: Armen Donelian, International Pianist, Composer, Bandleader
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Film | The Mortal Storm (1940): After The Nazis Came To Power


The Roth family leads a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil. 100 min. Director: Frank Borzage. Starring Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, The Mortal Storm (1940): After The Nazis Came To Power

Lesson | Resume Help


Need help with resume writing? Not sure how to edit it? Get one-on-one assistance with writing your resume. Please bring a hard copy of your resume or a USB flash drive to save and edit it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Resume Help

Lesson | Meditation For Stress Relief


Join Rosanna Jimenez, CHHC a long-time meditator as she discusses the extraodinary effect of meditation to reduce stress- related responses, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. She will also present a simple, time-tested, anceint, and effective meditation technique. There will be a short meditation sitting as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:50 pm
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Lessons, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Meditation For Stress Relief

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. Mondays, July 1-August 19, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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. Mondays, July 1-August 26, 2019
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Workshop | Game Nights in the Park


Weekly Game Nights are the perfect place to learn a new game, challenge yourself with new opponents, swap strategies, and meet like-minded people. Mondays through Fridays, May 1-August 30, 2019 Mondays: Mah Jongg Tuesdays: Word Game Night Wednesdays: Catan Game Night Thursdays: Mah Jongg (3pm-5pm); Beginner Chess (5pm-7pm) Fridays: Learn a New Game Night
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Game Nights in the Park

Dancing | Dance And Sculpt


Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. This workshop takes place every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dancings, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Dance And Sculpt

Author Reading | Doc, Donnie, the Kid, and Billy Brawl: How the 1985 Mets and Yankees Fought For New York's Baseball Soul


Prior to 1985, never before had both the Yankees and the Mets been in contention for the playoffs so late in the same season. Author Chris Donnelly will discuss his new book that centers on that memorable 1985 baseball season in New York, when New York fans dreamed of the first Subway Series in nearly thirty years, as both the Mets and the Yankees vied for their hearts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Doc, Donnie, the Kid, and Billy Brawl: How the 1985 Mets and Yankees Fought For New York's Baseball Soul

Film | Lizzie (2018): Accused Of Murdering Parents


A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family. 105 min. Director: Craig William Macneill. Starring Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Jeff Perry.  It is based on the true story of Lizzie Borden, who was accused and acquitted of the axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1892.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Lizzie (2018): Accused Of Murdering Parents

Film | CANCELLED! Knock Down the House (2019): Netflix Documentary on Women Who Fought the Political Odds CANCELLED!


A documentary that follows the incredible stories of four women who decide to run for office against all odds--New York's own Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Nevada's Amy Vilela, Missouri's Cori Bush, and West Virginia's Paula Jean Swearengin. Directed by Rachel Lears 86 min. After the screening, stay for a short discussion on Ocasio-Cortez's campaign with some of the people who worked on it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, CANCELLED! Knock Down the House (2019): Netflix Documentary on Women Who Fought the Political Odds CANCELLED!

Movie in a Park | The Book of Life (2014): Animated Adventure-Comedy (Outdoors)


Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Director: Jorge R. Gutierrez Stars: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum 95 min. Bring a blanket.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, The Book of Life (2014): Animated Adventure-Comedy (Outdoors)

Workshop | Fitness Boot Camp


Come ready to work hard and sweat with NYC's newest skyline behind you! Ruel Davis returns for a new season of boot camp. This 1-hour intense class will challenge you, and keep you coming back for more. Be sure to bring some water. Sneakers required. Towels optional. Mondays, July 29-September 30, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Fitness Boot Camp

Screening | Inverted Eyeball: Video Screening


Inverted Eyeball is a video screening that will feature videos selected by artists Theodore Darst, Jonathan Ehrenberg, and Young Joo Lee.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Inverted Eyeball: Video Screening

Workshop | Tai Chi on the Hudson


Take your workout to our waterfront! This exercise class returns, giving you opportunities to get fit. All are welcome to participate in this ancient Chinese system of movement for health and vitality. Mondays, June 3-September 9, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Tai Chi on the Hudson

Dance Lesson | West African Dance Class


Get fit while having tons of fun in this dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Mondays, June 3-August 26, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Dance Lessons, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, West African Dance Class

Discussion | Interventions and Uprisings Across Africa


Over the course of two evenings, The Polis Project and Warscapes magazine will host conversations on current imperialist interventions across Africa, their connections to militarized policing and surveillance in the United States, the wave of political uprisings on the continent, with a focus on recent movements in Algeria and Sudan, and the importance of transnational solidarities in the face of repression at home and abroad. -- Corinna Mullin is visiting professor of international relations and adjunct professor of political science at John Jay College in New York City. -- Samar Al-Bulushi is a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor (beginning Fall 2019) in the Department of Anthropology at UC Irvine. -- Nisrin Elamin Adbelrahman is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at Stanford University whose research focuses on the ways Gulf corporate investments in land are reshaping quotidian social relations between landless and landholding stakeholders in the Gezira region of central Sudan. -- Brahim Rouabah is a PhD student at the Graduate Center, CUNY, whose research focuses on non-Western political theory in African and West Asia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Interventions and Uprisings Across Africa

Poetry Reading | New Poetry: My Oceanography / A Life Replaced


Like #metoo furies on fire," (Tupelo Quaterly) Harriet Levin's My Oceanography plunges into psychic depths to confront desire, envy, and loss. The life and work of post-minimalist sculptor Eva Hesse serves as a starting point, yet these poems' borders extend far beyond ekphrasis in their imaginative renderings of Hesse’s life against the demands of her art.  Olga Livshin's poems are braided with her translations in A Life Replaced, published this summer by Poets & Traitors Press. Maggie Smith, Rosanna Warren, Nomi Stone, and Ellen Litman praise the "ecstatic voices" of her translations, the "wit, sorrow, and fury" of her poems, and the "sensuous, funny, and dark" talent of the collection as a whole. Ilya Kaminsky has provided the foreword to this hybrid book that reanimates the category.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, New Poetry: My Oceanography / A Life Replaced

Movie in a Park | Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride (1987): Fantasy with Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright (Outdoors)


While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love. 98 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride (1987): Fantasy with Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright (Outdoors)
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Plays, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, A True Story of Anti-Nazi Resistance Member
8:00 pm
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Plays, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, A comedy based on a true story
8:00 pm
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Plays, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, A Play With Live Interactive Multimedia, Music, and more
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Play | Broadway Actors in a Drama, New York Times Critic's Pick

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Concert | Famous Gospel Choir

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