Free NYC Events List (Monday, 8/12/19-Sunday, 8/18/19)

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Going to the FILA Explore Pop-Up and seeing plants and outdoorsy surreal landscape was a nice break from the concrete streets of New York City.

Free events are abundant in New York. Please see below for a list of selected free events that are occurring Monday, 8/12/19-Sunday, 8/18/19 in NYC. Please note, times and things may change, so it is best to contact the event organizer for the latest updates. The event organizer can be found in the link in the title. Events may also fill up to capacity.

Pop-ups may occur in multiple dates, and to avoid repetition only a few dates were selected for this post.

For a list of standard free events, such as landmarks and museums please go here for a weekend guide. For a list of my 5 main resources for finding free events please go here.

Monday, 8/12/19

Jurassic Park (5pm-11pm)

What: Movie screening of Jurassic Park.
Where: Bryant Park
When: 5pm-11pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M 42nd St – Bryant Park
RSVP: Walk in. Bring a blanket and sit on the Lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and a feature film. Bryant Park Movie Nights are presented by Netflix. Lawn opens 5pm and film begins at sunset. Food and drink curated by Hester Street Fair for sale on the Fountain Terrace.

Made In NYC with Hello Alfred, STASH, and SevenRooms (6:30pm-8:30pm)

What: Learn from the speakers on how they developed their product or brand, and how they make it in New York City.
1. Chris Haseman (Chief Technology Officer, HelloAlfred)
2. Bryant Alexander (Career Coach, General Assembly)
3.Allison Page (Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, SevenRooms)
4.Cliff Hazelton (Chief Technology Officer, STASH)
Where: General Assembly, 4th Floor (902 Broadway, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: R/W 23rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Tuesday, 8/13/19

Investing: What Your Money Can Do for You (1:15pm-2:30pm)

What: Learn about investing towards goals, potential risks and rewards of different investments, and different asset types.
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3(188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 1:15pm-2:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

Online with MorningStar & ValueLine (3:15pm-4:30pm)

What: Learn how to retrieve important information on individual stocks and mutual funds, including analysts’ reports and opinions. There will be a demonstration on how to use advanced search capabilities for MorningStar and ValueLine. 
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3(188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 3:15pm-4:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

Asset Allocation (6pm-7:30pm)

What: Hans-Christian Winkler, CFP® outlines how both Asset Allocation and diversified portfolios for investing have changed and advanced over the last few decades.
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018 (188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

The Sweat Sessions (6pm-9pm)

What: Join the Meatpacking BID and the Wellth Collective for a fun al fresco fitness series consisting of three free 45-minute classes at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm nearly every Tuesday night, starting May 21 through September 10. 
6pm – P.volve
7pm – lululemon yoga
8pm – 305 Fitness Cardio
Where: 14th Street Park (10th Avenue between 14th and 15th streets)
When: 6pm-9pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L 14th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Dance in HRPK: Sunset Salsa (6:30pm-9pm)

What: Join teacher Talia Castro-Pozo, for sunset salsa dancing. This event repeats every week on Tuesday between 7/9/2019 and 8/27/2019.
Where: Pier 45 at Hudson River Park (Hudson River Greenway, New York, NY)
When: Beginner Lessons – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Open Dance – 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Nearest Train: 1/ Christopher St
RSVP: Walk in

SOKO HOUSE: FEARLESS WOMEN PANEL DISCUSSION (6pm-8pm)

What: Charlotte Cho as she moderates an intimate panel on what drives, motivates and inspires game-changing innovators Liah Yoo, Founder of Krave Beauty, Jeanne Grey, Creator of Greylayers.com, Emily DiDonato, Model & Influencer, Lauren Chan, Founder of @henning and Jenny Han, New York Times Bestselling Author.
Where: Soko House (43 Crosby Street, New York NY)
Nearest Train: 6/ Spring St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Wednesday, 8/14/19

Mutual Funds & ETFs (1:15pm-2:30pm)

What: Learn about the differences between mutual funds and ETFs for investing.
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3(188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 1:15pm-2:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

Wellness Wednesday: The Benefits of CBD (6pm-8pm)

What: Ian Selmonsky will talk about CBD oil, the benefits of it , and its uses.
Where: Sweaty Betty Tribeca (271 Church Street New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 1/ Franklin St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

How-To: Naturally Glam Make-Up with Origins (6:30pm-8pm)

What:  Daily Activate is teaming up with Origins to offer an evening of effortless glam by combining it’s natural make-up products and friendly staff for an exclusive event. You’ll also receive 1:1 attention with an Origins skin and make-up expert, refreshments and more. Plus, exclusive discounts, give-aways and goodie bags.
Where: Origins (175 5th Avenue, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8pm
Nearest Train: R/W 23rd Street
RSVP: Required (link in title)

TTYL x Birthday Celebration (7pm-9pm)

What:  Celebrate Liana’s birthday the best way she knows how, without phones, meeting new people and playing games! Oh and there will be an awesome DJ so everyone can dance 🙂
Where: Tijuana Picnic (151 Essex St, New York, NY)
When: 7pm-9pm
Nearest Train: F/M/J/Z Delancey St-Essex St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Thursday, 8/15/19

National Relaxation Day at Follain West Village (11am-7pm)

What: Relax Follain style with champagne, DIY hand massage stations with the Follain house scrub & oil, and learn gua sha!
Where: Follain (92 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY)
When: 11am-7pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L 14th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Social Security: How it Will Fit into Your Retirement Plan (1:15pm-2:45pm)

What: Learn about social security basics, and what resources are available to help you understand when and how to apply for your Social Security Retirement Benefits.
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3(188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 1:15pm-2:45pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

Ramp Up + Espresso State of Mind TNT (5pm-11pm)

What: Ramp Up is a barista-focused road tour that seeks to empower baristas.
At 5:00 PM, we will host a tech class called Basic Espresso Tech.
At 6:00 PM, we will dig into what is actually happening during extraction with Espresso Theory.
At 7:00 PM, we will host a coffee centric panel with different professionals from the industry.
At 8:00 PM, we will start the Latte Art Throwdown, presented by Espresso State of Mind.
Where: Partners Coffee (125 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 5pm-11pm
Nearest Train: L/Bedford Ave
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Hygge NYC (6pm-9pm)

What: Casual gathering to make new friends, discuss fun projects you’re eager to work on in 2019, and meet people who can help make NYC feel like a smaller, closer-knit community.
Where: Hudson Eats (225 Liberty St, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-9pm
Nearest Train: A/C/J/Z/2/3/4/5 / Fulton St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

HWW CBD x Full Moon Ritual. Hosted by Higher Wave Wellness + Nicole Rutsch (6:30pm-7:30pm)

What: Higher Wave Wellness, a CBD lifestyle company passionate about plant-based healing – CBD and also a 360 approach to wellness. Ritual and mediation led by Nicole Rutsch.
Where: Arlo Soho (231 Hudson St, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: 1/ Canal St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Boost Your Health Journey (6:30pm-8pm)

What: Join the Organic World Club in for an informative evening covering heath topics such as: deciphering food labels, understanding the different certifications, defining what “organic” really means, differentiating between popular health diets, identifying toxic ingredients in household products and more! Take home with you a handout of resources to guide you through your journey.
Where: Legion of Good Will (LGW), 6th Floor (55 W 45th St, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8pm
Nearest Train: : B/D/F/M 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center Station
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Friday, 8/16/19

Chance The Rapper – Free Concert in NYC (7am-9am)

What:  Free Chance the Rapper concert.
Where: Central Park (Rumsey Playfield) via the 72nd street entrance on Fifth Avenue
When: 7am-9am
Nearest Train: 6/ 72nd St
RSVP: Walk in

Bum-Sculpting Bootycamp (6:30pm-8pm)

What:  Join every Friday in August (8/9, 8/16, 8/23, and 8/30) for an evening bootcamp style workout with Sweaty Betty Ambassador Chantha.
Where: Sweaty Betty Tribeca (271 Church Street New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 1/ Franklin St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Stargazing on the Waterfront (8pm-10pm)

What:  Stargazing and telescopes.
Where: Hunter’s Point South Park , (Center Blvd, Long Island City, NY)
When: 8pm-10pm
Nearest Train: 7/Vernon Blvd – Jackson Av
RSVP: Walk in

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks (9:30pm-10pm)

What:  Coney Island fireworks every Friday night (weather permitting) from June 21 through August 30!
Where: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk, Between West 10th Street and West 15th Street (37 Riegelmann Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 9:30pm-10pm
Nearest Train: D/F/N/Q Coney Island-Stillwell Av Station
RSVP: Walk in

Saturday, 8/17/19

lululemon x Barry’s Bootcamp Sweaty Weekends (7am-4pm)

What: For the month of August join lululemon at Barry’s Bootcamp on the Upper East Side every Saturday and Sunday for  complimentary cardio and weight training workouts. Please RSVP here for the available time(s). PLEASE NOTE: creating a Barry’s account is required to secure your spot! Saturday: 7am,2pm, and 3:15pm. Sunday: 8am, 2pm.
Where: Barry’s Bootcamp UES (1216 2nd Ave, New York, NY)
When: Saturday: 7am,2pm, and 3:15pm. Sunday: 8am, 2pm. Class times may change, please check the link and with the organizer.
Nearest Train: F/Q Lexington Ave/63rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Court Square Summer Wellness Series (10am-11am)

What: Free workout with barre3 Long Island City. Class will be barre3.
Where: Court Square Park (Court Square &, Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY)
When: 10am-11am
Nearest Train: E/G/M/7 Court Square
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park (10am-2pm)

What:  Kayak with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock. This repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday between 6/1/2019 and 9/29/2019 and is weather permitting.
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2 Dock (334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 10am-2pm
Nearest Train: A/C High St
RSVP: Walk in

29th Annual Sand Sculpting Competition (12pm-4pm)

What:  Sand Sculpting Competition. Grab a shovel, pails and head to the beach!
Where: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk, Between West 10th Street and West 15th Street (37 Riegelmann Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 12pm-4pm
Nearest Train: D/F/N/Q Coney Island-Stillwell Av Station
RSVP: Walk in

Sunday, 8/18/19

lululemon x Barry’s Bootcamp Sweaty Weekends (7am-4pm)

What: For the month of August join lululemon at Barry’s Bootcamp on the Upper East Side every Saturday and Sunday for  complimentary cardio and weight training workouts. Please RSVP here for the available time(s). PLEASE NOTE: creating a Barry’s account is required to secure your spot! Saturday: 7am,2pm, and 3:15pm. Sunday: 8am, 2pm.
Where: Barry’s Bootcamp UES (1216 2nd Ave, New York, NY)
When: Saturday: 7am,2pm, and 3:15pm. Sunday: 8am, 2pm. Class times may change, please check the link and with the organizer.
Nearest Train: F/Q Lexington Ave/63rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park (10am-2pm)

What:  Kayak with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock. This repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday between 6/1/2019 and 9/29/2019 and is weather permitting.
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2 Dock (334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 10am-2pm
Nearest Train: A/C High St
RSVP: Walk in

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