Free NYC Events List (Monday, 8/26/19-Sunday, 9/1/19)

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Free events are abundant in New York. Please see below for a list of selected free events that are occurring Monday, 8/26/19-Sunday, 9/1/19 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, 8/26/19

Live Healthy Pop-Up NYC (10am-3pm)

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

Fitness Boot Camp! (6:30pm-7:30pm)

What: Ruel Davis returns to Hudson Yards for a new season of boot camp! This event repeats every week on Monday between 5/13/2019 and 9/30/2019.
Where: Bella Abzug Park, Hudson Park Fountains (Between West 34th and West 35th Streets and 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue)
When: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: 7/ 34th Street–Hudson Yards 
RSVP: Walk in

Climate-Resilient Smart Cities: Panel Discussion (6:30pm-8:30pm)

What: Join Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke and city-wide experts for a conversation about how technology, innovation, and policy can make our city smarter, more resilient, and strengthen our communities. Other speakers include Council Member Brad Lander, Kei Wei (New York City Mayor’s Office), David Armour (Siemens), Natalie Quintero (Transit Tech Lab), Thaddeus Pawlowski (Colombia University), and William Solecki (CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities).
Where: Brooklyn Public Library – Central Branch (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: 2/3/4 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn Museum Station
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Tuesday, 8/27/19

Bond Basics (1:15pm-2:30pm)

What: Learn about bonds and using SIBL’s print and electronic resources for researching bonds and bond mutual funds.
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

Managing Student Loan Debt (3pm-4:30pm)

What: William Wu, CFP® discusses how to get your student debt under control. This is presented by the Financial Planning Association of Metro NY. 
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018 (188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 3pm-4:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

Wellness Talk with Dr. Dawn: Food as Medicine (6pm-7pm)

What: Join  Dr. Dawn Siglain from Inner Source Health for a wellness lecture, discussing how food can be used as medicine.Come learn how to fuel your body with the right nutrients to set you up for optimal success!
Where: Whole Foods Market (270 Greenwich St, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-7pm
Nearest Train: 1/2/3 Chambers St
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 – LIFTONIC
7pm – bodē HIIT 
8pm – Pilates Fusion with Lauren Chiarello, Chi Chi Life
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

Manifesting Creative Intentions Yoga & Writing Workshop (7pm-8pm)

What:  Bring a journal to write down your dreams and yoga by Megna Paula.
Where: lululemon (520 Broadway, New York, NY)
When: 7pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 6/ Spring St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

The Science of Running Nutrition: A Panel Discussion at ASICS (7pm-8:30pm)

What:  Learn the current trends in running nutrition and provide both scientific and clinical evidence for ways to maximize your running performance. Panel includes Dr. Jordan Metzl, Heidi Skolink MS, CDN, FACSM, Serena Marie, RD, and Yosef Herzog.
Where: ASICS 5th Ave Flagship Store (579 5th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 7pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: : B/D/F/M 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center Station
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Wednesday, 8/28/19

Planning for a Successful Retirement (1:15pm-2:30pm)

What: This class describes a variety of tax advantaged accounts that individuals can set up to help them acquire the nest egg necessary for retirement and/or college bound children.
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

Yahoo Finance Breakouts presents Zak Normandin, Founder & CEO of Iris Nova (4:30pm-7pm)

What: Join Yahoo Finance’s Emily McCormick for an intimate discussion with Zak Normandin, Founder and CEO of Iris Nova, with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres at SubCulture NYC!
Where: SubCulture (45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY)
When: 4:30pm-7pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/6 Broadway – Lafayette
RSVP: Required (link in title)

DesignCraft: Perspectives on Inclusivity (6pm-8:30pm)

What: DesignCraft and MasterCard are partnering to host an evening discussion with leaders from InVision, Google, Axios, Facebook, the NYC Department of Education who will come together to discuss their experiences and perspectives around inclusive workspaces.
Where: Mastercard (114 5th Avenue New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: N/R/W/L/4/5/6 14 Street – Union Square
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Impact Travel: Sustainable Travel 101 (7pm-8:30pm)

What: Discussion about social, economic, and environmental sustainability as well as best practices for packing, eating and travelling in a sustainable way
Where: REI (303 Lafayette St, New York, NY)
When: 7pm-830pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/6 Broadway – Lafayette
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Thursday, 8/29/19

CAULIPOWER Food Truck Tour: NYC (4pm-7pm)

What:  Free caulipower pizza.
Where: (89 South St, New York, NY)
When: 4pm-7pm
Nearest Train: A/C/J/Z/2/3/4/5 / Fulton St
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)

Collude presents – Farewell to the Summer Networking for Entrepreneurs and Creatives (6pm-9pm)

What:  Collude with us as we say farewell to the Summer at the Yotel rooftop for a night of networking, drinks and good vibes with Entrepreneurs, Business professionals, Creatives and more.
Where: Social Drink and Food at Yotel (570 10th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-9pm
Nearest Train: 1/2/3/7/A/C/E/N/Q/R/W/S 42nd St – Times Square
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Friday, 8/30/19

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)

Shakespeare – Othello (7pm-9pm)

What: The classic tale of betrayal, race, friendship, and loss is reinterpreted through a contemporary lens in this fresh exploration of Shakespeare’s devastating tragedy. Produced by The Drilling Company. This event repeats every week on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 8/30/2019 and 9/1/2019.
Where: Bryant Park
When: 7pm-9pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M 42nd St – Bryant Park
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, 8/31/19

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

NYC Bloggers August Meet-Up: How to Balance a 9-5 and a Blog (12pm-2pm)

What:  Learn about the best and most effective way to run a blog while working a fulltime job from special speakers Katie @sunflower_inthecity and Allison @seeksatiation. 
Where: Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar (11 W 31st St, New York, NY)
When: 12pm-2pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/N/Q/R/W/ 34th St/Herald Sq 
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Shakespeare – Othello (7pm-9pm)

What: The classic tale of betrayal, race, friendship, and loss is reinterpreted through a contemporary lens in this fresh exploration of Shakespeare’s devastating tragedy. Produced by The Drilling Company. This event repeats every week on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 8/30/2019 and 9/1/2019.
Where: Bryant Park
When: 7pm-9pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M 42nd St – Bryant Park
RSVP: Walk in

Sunday, 9/1/19

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

NYC Coworking Network + PDNerds Summer Picnic Social (1pm-4pm)

What:  Picnic with NYC Coworking Network and PDN (Personal Development Nerds. You can bring snacks, fizzy non-alcoholic bevvies, blankets, games, and friends to share! There’s a grocer around the corner on 14th.
Where: Stuytown Oval Park, (252 1st Avenue, New York, NY)
When: 1pm-4pm
Nearest Train: L/ 1st Avenue
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Sunset Sunday Salsa Dancing (6pm-9pm)

What:  Sunset Sunday salsa dancing.
Where: Hunter’s Point South Park , LIC Landing Events Space (Center Blvd, Long Island City, NY)
When: 6pm-9pm
Nearest Train: 7/Vernon Blvd – Jackson Av
RSVP: Walk in

Shakespeare – Othello (7pm-9pm)

What: The classic tale of betrayal, race, friendship, and loss is reinterpreted through a contemporary lens in this fresh exploration of Shakespeare’s devastating tragedy. Produced by The Drilling Company. This event repeats every week on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 8/30/2019 and 9/1/2019.
Where: Bryant Park
When: 7pm-9pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M 42nd St – Bryant Park
RSVP: Walk in

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