Free NYC Events List (Monday, 8/19/19-Sunday, 8/25/19)

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Coney Island Sand Sculpture
Saw amazing sand sculptures in Coney Island. Coney Island also has free weekly Friday fireworks until 8/30/19.

Free events are abundant in New York. Please see below for a list of selected free events that are occurring Monday, 8/19/19-Sunday, 8/25/19 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, 8/19/19

K-Beauty in NY Pop-Up Experience (10am-8pm)

What:  Discover & Experience the freshest K-Beauty and Fashion brands in NYC! Free skin analysis and consultation. This repeats everyday from 8/19/2019 – 8/25/2019.
Where: Lucky Selectism (346 West 14th Street, New York, NY)
When: 10am-8pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L 14th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Searching Bloomberg (limited to first 5) (11:15am-12:30pm)

What: Hands-on class demonstration for the Bloomberg menu driven system. Learn search methods for information on companies, how to retrieve market and economic data on Bloomberg and how to find securities that match investors’ criteria.
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3(188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 11:15am-12:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

HGTV Magazine Block Party (12pm-8pm)

What: Ramp Up is a barista-focused road tour that seeks to empower baristas.
12:50 PM Welcome (Sara Peterson, Editor in Chief, HGTV Magazine)
1:00 PM Powering Your Home Decor Business panel including Halfway Wholeistic, SBK Living, & Nina Williams Blog moderated by Lauren Cannata, LIKEtoKNOW.it
2:00 PM Bringing it Home: How to Turn Your Passion into a Business with @MyTexasHouse
3:00 PM Home Sweet Collaboration panel including Pretty in the Pines, Bright Bazaar, & Gypsy Tan moderated by Lauren Cannata, LIKEtoKNOW.it
4:00 PM #REALANDO: Honesty on Social Media with Orlando Soria or HGTV’s Unspouse My House
5:00 PM Forging Your Own Path with Bri Emery of DesignLoveFest
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
8:00 PM Event Concludes
Where: Union Park Events (5-7 East 17th Street New York, NY)
When: 12pm-8pm
Nearest Train: N/R/W/L/4/5/6 14 Street – Union Square
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Asian Cultural Symphony of the USA (7pm-8pm)

What: 50 musicians perform Chinese classical music.
Where: Bryant Park
When: 7pm-8pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M 42nd St – Bryant Park
RSVP: Walk in

Tuesday, 8/20/19

Investing In Stocks: The Basics (1:15pm-2:30pm)

What: Introduction for basic investment terms and concepts such as risk and reward, IPO’s, p/e ratios, and relative p/e ratios. Learn how to approach investment decisions and alternative stock investments such as mutual funds and ETF’s. 
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

The Purposeless Playshop (4pm-5pm)

What: Play break which will include activities using the creative arts such as a theatre, improv, art, dance and/or music
Where: Magnet Theater Training Center and Rehearsal Space, 10th Floor (22 W 32nd St, New York, NY)
When: 4pm-5pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/N/Q/R/W/ 34th St/Herald Sq 
RSVP: Required (link in title)

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 – DanceBody
7pm – P.volve
8pm – TBD
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

Becoming An Indistractable Entrepreneur With Nir Eyal (6:30pm-9:30pm)

What: Learn from Nir Eyal, a best-selling author and a global expert on user behavior and business psychology. He’ll be outlining the best strategies for how to maximize productivity as an entrepreneur, without ignoring your mental and physical well-being.
Where: Stand Up NY (236 W 78th St, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Nearest Train: 1/79th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Wednesday, 8/21/19

HAPPY WEDNESDAY FREE FACIALS EVENT! (1:30pm-6:30pm)

What: Free Facial Event using only organic skincare products! And wine and treats!
Where: Briseis Beauty (298 Mulberry St New York, NY)
When: 1:30pm-6:30pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/6 Broadway – Lafayette
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Mini Facial Event (2pm-7pm)

What: The 15-20 minute facial includes hand massage, cleansing, toning, exfoliating, and purifying treatments with products from C.O. Bigelow and gulsha rosewater.
Where: C.O. Bigelow (414 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY)
When: 2pm-7pm
Nearest Train: 1/ Christopher St
RSVP: Walk in/(212) 533-2700 x113 to book

Mejuri Shopping Night with @carolinestfrancis (6pm-8pm)

What: Catch up with @carolinestfrancis at Mejuri’s NYC Showroom for a night of shopping featuring a curation of her fave pieces.
Where: Mejuri Showroom (43 Spring Street New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 6/ Spring St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

WELLNESS PANEL SERIES WITH BLOGGER EMILY KAMMEYER! (6pm-8pm)

What: Wellness panel with Blogger Emily Kammeyer, Alyssa Brieloff (Creator of the Holysstic Living Blog), Lauren Bongiorno (author, yoga instructor, and diabetic health coach), and Stevie Santangelo (personal trainer). Other dates for panel are September 2, and October 2.
Where: Kendra Scott (126 Spring St, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 6/ Spring St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Sip & Swap: Greenery Unlimited X Botany Box X Plant Kween (7pm-9pm)

What: Plant swap! Bring a plant or cutting (as many as you like), and get ready to trade! Light snacks and drinks (THE BOTANIST, DIY gin and tonic bar) will be provided. Chat among fellow plant enthusiasts including Rebecca Bullene co- founder of Greenery Unlimited, Cait Khosla founder of Botany Box, Christopher Griffin AKA @plantkween, Alessia Resta AKA @apartmentbotanist, and Brittany Gowan AKA @ihavethisthingwithurbanjungles.
Where: Greenery Unlimited (91 West St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 7pm-9pm
Nearest Train: G/ Greenpoint Ave
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Thursday, 8/22/19

K-Beauty in NY Pop-Up Experience (10am-8pm)

What:  Discover & Experience the freshest K-Beauty and Fashion brands in NYC! Free skin analysis and consultation. This repeats everyday from 8/19/2019 – 8/25/2019.
Where: Lucky Selectism (346 West 14th Street, New York, NY)
When: 10am-8pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L 14th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Taylor Swift – Free Concert in NYC (7am-9am)

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

Protecting Your Privacy & Security (3:15pm-4:30pm)

What:  Class will be about best practices of keeping your information safe online and your computer virus free. 
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

Literary Salon (6pm-8pm)

What: Join us for a night of stories on mental health and wellness with Zara Barrie (@zarabarrie), founder and Editor-In-Chief of TheDirtyBeauty.com, CB Glasser (@cbglasser), LGBTQ entrepreneur, Iman Hariri-Kia (@imanharirikia), Associate Sex and Dating Editor at Elite Daily, Dayna Troisi (@daynatroisi), sex/dating writer and Managing Editor at GO Magazine, and Donny Meacham (@radiodonny), radio talk show host.
Where: Samsung 837, (837 Washington Street, New York NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L – 14th St 8th Avenue
RSVP: Required (link in title)/ RSVP does not guarantee admission, so please arrive early.

An Intimate Discussion on the New Definition of Strong (6:30pm-7:30pm)

What:  Intimate panel discussion as we talk about the new definition of strong featuring Megan Roup, Creator of The Sculpt Society, Siraad Dirshe, Storyteller and Mari Tibbetts, Director of Design, Apparel and Equipment, ASICS. The panel will be moderated by Brooke Danielson, Freelance Editor and Plant-based Endurance Athlete.
Where: ASICS Meatpacking (420 West 14th Street New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L 14th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Friday, 8/23/19

French Montana – Free Concert in NYC (7am-9am)

What:  Free French Montana 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

Lizzo – Free Concert in NYC (7am-9am)

What:  Free Lizzo concert.
Where: The Today Show (30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY)
When: 7am-9am
Nearest Train: : B/D/F/M 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center Station
RSVP: Walk in

K-Beauty in NY Pop-Up Experience (10am-8pm)

What:  Discover & Experience the freshest K-Beauty and Fashion brands in NYC! Free skin analysis and consultation. This repeats everyday from 8/19/2019 – 8/25/2019.
Where: Lucky Selectism (346 West 14th Street, New York, NY)
When: 10am-8pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L 14th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

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)

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, 8/24/19

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)

Global Climbing Day 2019 at The Cliffs at LIC (9am-11:59pm)

What: Hang out with us throughout the day for free intro classes, advanced clinics, The North Face gear raffles, and more!
10AM – 6PM: Free Intro Classes + Advanced Clinics—including crusher clinics with Ashima Shiraishi!
6PM – 8PM: Community Comp
8PM – 9PM: Raffle + Social Hour
9PM – Midnight: Free After Party! (with games + DJ + beer!)
Where: The Cliffs at LIC (11-11 44th Dr, Long Island City, NY)
When: 9am-11:59pm
Nearest Train: E/G/M/7 Court Square
RSVP: Required (link in title)

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

What: Free core fusion workout with Cosmic Fit Club.
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)

Live Healthy Pop-Up NYC (10am-5pm)

What: Pop-up event featuring tips for better care and healthy living. We’ll have hands-on installations for healthy eating and habits, mindfulness, care innovations, smoothies, snacks, prizes, and exclusive swag. This repeats everyday from 8/24/2019 – 8/26/2019.
Hours-
Saturday, August 24 10am to 5pm
Sunday, August 25 10am to 5pm
Monday, August 26 10am to 3pm
Where: (7 E 17th St, New York, NY)
When: 10am-5pm
Nearest Train: N/R/W/L/4/5/6 14 Street – Union Square
RSVP: Walk in

K-Beauty in NY Pop-Up Experience (10am-8pm)

What:  Discover & Experience the freshest K-Beauty and Fashion brands in NYC! Free skin analysis and consultation. This repeats everyday from 8/19/2019 – 8/25/2019.
Where: Lucky Selectism (346 West 14th Street, New York, NY)
When: 10am-8pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L 14th 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

Sunday, 8/25/19

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

Live Healthy Pop-Up NYC (10am-5pm)

What: Pop-up event featuring tips for better care and healthy living. We’ll have hands-on installations for healthy eating and habits, mindfulness, care innovations, smoothies, snacks, prizes, and exclusive swag. This repeats everyday from 8/24/2019 – 8/26/2019.
Hours-
Saturday, August 24 10am to 5pm
Sunday, August 25 10am to 5pm
Monday, August 26 10am to 3pm
Where: (7 E 17th St, New York, NY)
When: 10am-5pm
Nearest Train: N/R/W/L/4/5/6 14 Street – Union Square
RSVP: Walk in

K-Beauty in NY Pop-Up Experience (10am-8pm)

What:  Discover & Experience the freshest K-Beauty and Fashion brands in NYC! Free skin analysis and consultation. This repeats everyday from 8/19/2019 – 8/25/2019.
Where: Lucky Selectism (346 West 14th Street, New York, NY)
When: 10am-8pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L 14th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)


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