Free NYC Events List (Monday, 7/29/19-Sunday, 8/4/19)

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free Wellness Saturday
Last week I ended up having a free Wellness Saturday at multiple stops. I ended up doing the following: 1) getting a facial mist and scrub sample at the St. Ives mobile bus 2) reiki and facial massage at Pretty Well Beauty 3) checked out the organic beauty samples at the Briseis Beauty pop-up.

Free events are abundant in New York. Please see below for a list of selected free events that are occurring Monday, 7/29/19-Sunday, 8/4/19 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, 7/29/19

Goodfellas (5pm-11pm)

What: Movie screening of Goodfellas. Starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci and directed by Martin Scorsese.
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

HarlemCARES Community Wellness Circle focusing on Mental Health (6pm-7:30pm)

What: Learn about about healthy ways to cope with the stress that comes with life. There will also be fun activities.
Where: Dream Center Harlem (205 W 119th St, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: B/C 116th Street
RSVP: Walk in

The value of a strong personal brand (6:30pm-8:30pm)

What: Photos, networking, and personal branding panel.
Where: Luminary (1204 Broadway, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: R/W 28th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Tuesday, 7/30/19

Why Financial Planning With Sudden Wealth? (3pm-4:30pm)

What: Learn about financial strategies and tips that people with a sudden inheritance or financial windfall can implement to help achieve financial freedom.
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

Apertivo Tuesdays Bumble Rooftop Party (6pm-9pm)

What: Indulge in complimentary decadent Italian bites with Bumble, Girl & The Bay and Newyorkster at PHD Terrace’s Aperitivo Tuesdays, POSITANO EDITION! 
Where: PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown (210 West 55th Street New York, NY)
When: 6pm-9pm
Nearest Train: N/Q/R/W 57th Street
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

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 – bodē flow (vinyasa)
7pm – POUND Fitness
8pm – re:intention
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

Wednesday, 7/31/19

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

Yahoo Finance Breakouts presents Ryan Harwood, CEO of Gallery Media Group (4:30pm-6:30pm)

What: Learn how Ryan Harwood founded PureWow and Gallery Media Group. Also complimentary drinks and snacks at SubCulture NYC.
Where: SubCulture (45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY)
When: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/6 Broadway – Lafayette
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Flatiron Wellness Wednesday – “The Transformation” (6pm-7pm)

What:  “The transformation” is a fast paced 45 minute, high intensity full body workout. 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)

Cultivating Tomorrow’s Creative Workforce: Panel & Happy Hour (6:30pm-8:30pm)

What: Panel about how how creative roles are evolving, and how to equip students with the skills and mindsets they’ll need to thrive.
Where: New York Marriott Marquis, Manhattan Ballroom (1535 Broadway, New York, NY)
When: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Nearest Train: N/RW 49th Street
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Thursday, 8/1/19

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

Hey NYC – You’re Invited! (5pm-8pm)

What: Pop-up aromatherapy bar, hand massages, and shop with influencer Scarlett Hao.
Where: Eloquii Soho (120 Wooster St, New York, NY)
When: 5pm-8pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince Street
RSVP: Walk in

Look Good, Feel Good (6pm-8pm)

What: Panel about the importance of the well-being, creating healthy habits for taking care of your body, mind, and soul, especially in today’s stressful world of social media.
Where: Natura Nolita Store (240 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince Street
RSVP: Required (link in title)

#withGalaxy Photo Session (6pm-8pm)

What: Join us at Samsung 837 for an exciting #withGalaxy Photo Session on how to create and share impressive food photography on social media.
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.

Loop & Scoop with Pinkberry and JackRabbit Upper West Side Run Club (6:30pm-8pm)

What: Short run and free Pinkberry.
Where: JackRabbit – West Side (140 W 72nd St, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 1/2/3 72nd Street
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Rooftop Meditation + Music (8pm-10pm)

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

Friday, 8/2/19

Good Morning America: Summer Concert Series – Pitbull

What:  Free Pitbull 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

Wellness Friday at Credo Beauty NYC – Celebrate Summer! (2pm-6pm)

What: Complimentary mini gua sha facials by Herbivore Botanicals, lipstick bar by Kosas Cosmetics, a glow station by PYT Beauty and wellness activations. Also complimentary rosé.
Where: Credo Beauty (9 Prince St, New York, NY)
When: 2pm-6pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Free Organic FACIALS & Wine Event with a HOLISTIC SKIN THERAPIST NYC (3pm-6pm)

What: Free Facial Event using only organic skincare products! And wine!
Where: Briseis Beauty (298 Mulberry St New York, NY)
When: 3pm-6pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/6 Broadway – Lafayette
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, 8/3/19

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

Sweaty Betty X BRRRN: Slide (10:30am-11:30am)

What:  Brrrn fitness class.
Where: Brrrn: Cool Temp Fitness (107 W 20th St, New York, NY)
When: 10:30am-11:30am
Nearest Train: F/M St
RSVP: Please email flatiron@sweatybetty.com to lock in your spot in this complimentary class as spaces are limited. Attendees MUST create a Brrrn account prior to attending class using THIS LINK

Free Health & Wellness Expo (11am-3pm)

What:  Free health checks.

  • vision
  • dental
  • podiatry
  • audiology
  • blood pressure
  • mammography (call in advance for reservation)
  • diabetes screenings
  • wellness activities & public health information to promote healthy behavior changes and reduce risk factors for disease


Where: University Eye Center (33 West 42nd Street, New York, NY)
When: 11am-3pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M 42nd St – Bryant Park
RSVP: Walk in

FILA Explore Pop-Up – NYC (11am-7pm)

What: Inspired by FILA’s history in mountaineering, the limited edition FILA Explore collection is about seeking, finding and standing out. This repeats everyday until Sunday, 8/11/19.
Where: (428 Broadway, New York, NY)
When: 11am-7pm
Nearest Train: N/Q/R/W/6 Canal 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 from 7/21/19 to 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, 8/4/19

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

FILA Explore Pop-Up – NYC (11am-7pm)

What: Inspired by FILA’s history in mountaineering, the limited edition FILA Explore collection is about seeking, finding and standing out. This repeats everyday until Sunday, 8/11/19.
Where: (428 Broadway, New York, NY)
When: 11am-7pm
Nearest Train: N/Q/R/W/6 Canal 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 from 7/21/19 to 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

NYC Blogger Babes Launch Party (6pm-9pm)

What: Blogger Babes Production celebrates the NYC Chapter launch. Complimentary appetizers and water, braid bar, and makeup bar.
Where: The Armory (67 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
When: 6pm-9pm
Nearest Train: 2/3/4/5/B/D/NQ/R Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center
RSVP: Required (link in title)

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