Free NYC Events List (Monday, 7/22/19-Sunday, 7/28/19)

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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, 7/22/19-Sunday, 7/28/19 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, 7/22/19

Investing: What Your Money Can Do for You (3:15pm-4:30pm)

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: 3:15pm-4:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

Coming to America (5pm-11pm)

What: Movie screening of Coming to America. Starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, directed by John Landis and written by Eddie Murphy.
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.

Jane DO Workout Class (6:30pm-7:30pm)

What: Full body workout class. This event repeats every week on Monday between 6/3/2019 and 7/29/2019.
Where: Bryant Park Fifth Avenue Terrace (Fifth Avenue and 41st Street)
When: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M 42nd St – Bryant Park
RSVP: Walk in

Burning Man Costume and Clothing Swap (6pm-9pm)

What: Clothing swap. Bring old clothes to donate and take home “new to you” clothes home. Come get tips on clothing, costumes and gear, or just hang out over some ice cold Miller Lites. Talk to Rachel if you want tips on buying weird cheap outfits on AliExpress.
Where: Lucky (168 Avenue B, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-9pm
Nearest Train: L/1 Avenue
RSVP: Walk in

Tuesday, 7/23/19

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

Elder Law: Learn How to Protect Your Assets (6pm-7:30pm)

What: Learn about the changes to elder laws. Concerns include paying for long-term care insurance, Medicaid eligibility/planning, trusts, asset protection planning and more.
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 – Dance + Sculpt with Madelaine O
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

How to Comeback from Failure w/ James Altucher (6:30pm-9:30pm)

What: Learn from serial entrepreneur and tech icon James Altucher. He’ll give a candid talk about success and failure in the entrepreneurial world, sharing best practices, strategies and mistakes to avoid.
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, 7/24/19

All things Money, Travel, and Leisure (6pm-8pm)

What: Chat and Q&A about all things money, travel, and leisure. Learn from Pennywise Traveler (Angel Trinh) how she finds free things in New York, and uses the money saved for travel. To date, she has been to 34 countries to date, and will be reaching her 7th continent Antarctica in November.
Where: Sweaty Betty Tribeca (271 Church Street New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 1/ Franklin St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Flatiron Wellness Wednesday – All Levels Street Jazz (6pm-7pm)

What:  Street jazz class. Free fitness classes every week on Wednesday between 6/19/2019 and 8/7/2019.
Where: Flatiron South Public Plaza (Broadway between 22nd and 23rd Streets New York, NY
When: 6pm-7pm
Nearest Train: W/R 23rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Thursday, 7/25/19

Curl’s Night Out NYC at Ulta! (10am-8:30pm)

What: Chat with the DevaCurl staff about your curly hair questions and get complimentary samples and exclusive day of event offers.
7-7:30pm: DevaChan stylist & educator, Jessica Fitzpatrick will be in the house demonstrating three updos on wavy, curly, and super curly hair! Just in time for CurlFest!
7:30-8pm, Jess will be answering all of your toughest curly questions and you won’t want to miss it!
Where: Ulta (188 East 86th St, New York, NY)
When: 10am-8:30pm
Nearest Train: 4/5/6/ 86th St
RSVP: Walk in

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

Rooftop Meditation + Poetry (8pm-10pm)

What: Mindful meditation and powerful poetry.
Where: 185 Avenue C, Rooftop (185 Avenue C New York, NY)
When: 8pm-10pm
Nearest Train: L/1 Avenue
RSVP: Required (link in title)

NYC Women Traveler Happy Hour (8pm-10pm)

What: Meet up, talk about travel adventures and make new friends! This event is for women from the Solo Female Traveler FB group.
Where: Night of Joy (667 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 8pm-10pm
Nearest Train: G/L Metropolitan Av/Lorimer St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Friday, 7/26/19

Travel After Dark: A Series of Talks about Sex & Travel (6:30pm-8pm)

What:  Discussion about the intersections of sex and travel and sharing the best practices for your next trip.
Where: Hostelling International (891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 1/103rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Journey to the Stars (8:30pm-10:30pm)

What:  Come out and see the stars, planets, and the moon from Brooklyn Bridge Park! Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up hi-powered telescopes for stargazing sessions that are free and open to the public. Weather permitting.
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 Promenade (2 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 8:30pm-10:30pm
Nearest Train: A/C High St
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, 7/27/19

lululemon Columbus Circle x Barry’s Bootcamp In-Store Workout (9:30am-10:30am)

What:  Complimentary double floor Barry’s Bootcamp class taught by instructor Garret. Please arrive a few minutes early in your workout gear and get ready to sweat! You must RSVP to reserve a spot as spaces are limited! RSVPs who do not check in 5 mins before class will loose their spot and guests on the waitlist will be let in.
Where: The Shops at Columbus Circle, 1st Floor (10 Columbus Circle New York, NY)
When: 9:30am-10:30am
Nearest Train: A/C/B/D/1 59th Street–Columbus Circle
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

Free Iced Coffee: Celebrating Single Use Plastic Free July (12pm-4pm)

What: Single-use plastics are destroying our planet. Bring your reusable cup for some iced coffee and to learn more about plastic!
Where: Patagonia Bowery (313 Bowery, New York, NY
When: 12pm-4pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/6 Broadway – Lafayette
RSVP: Walk-in

The Lion King at Dolby Soho (1pm-8pm)

What: Journey into the wild African savanna of Disney’s The Lion King in this immersive, limited-time pop up. This repeats Wednesday – Sunday 7/21/19 and 8/4/19.
Where: Dolby SoHo (477 Broadway, New York, NY
When: 1pm-8pm
Nearest Train: N/Q/R/W/6 Canal St
RSVP: Walk-in

Sunday, 7/28/19

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

The Lion King at Dolby Soho (1pm-8pm)

What: Journey into the wild African savanna of Disney’s The Lion King in this immersive, limited-time pop up. This repeats Wednesday – Sunday 7/21/19 and 8/4/19.
Where: Dolby SoHo (477 Broadway, New York, NY
When: 1pm-8pm
Nearest Train: N/Q/R/W/6 Canal St
RSVP: Walk-in

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