Free NYC Events List (Monday, 8/5/19-Sunday, 8/11/19)

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The Lion King was my favorite Disney movie growing up and it amazing going to the Lion King Pop Up.

Free events are abundant in New York. Please see below for a list of selected free events that are occurring Monday, 8/5/19-Sunday, 8/11/19 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, 8/5/19

Anchorman (5pm-11pm)

What: Movie screening of Anchorman. Starring Will Ferrell, directed by Adam McKay and written by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay
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.

Cold Open 5pm-7pm

What: Cold open for a new series about culture/tech on MONDAY 8/5 for around 15-20min between 5pm-7pm in the Nomad area. This is unpaid, but should be fun, quick, and an opportunity to be featured on a cool new show! (The pilot had over 2 million views!) 
Where: Nomad Area
When: 5pm-7pm
Nearest Train: 1/ 28th St
RSVP: Please contact Jasmine at jasmine.luoma@voxmedia.com  if interested and for the exact address. 

IronStrength on Intrepid with Dr Jordan Metzl and Pure Yoga (6pm-7:30pm)

What: Sunset yoga on the Intrepid flight deck with Dr. Jordan Metzl, Pure Yoga, Johnson & Johnson, and Shape Magazine! Also treats and the chance to take amazing post-workout photos!
Where: Pier 86, W 46th St, New York, NY
When: 6pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: C/E 50th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Tuesday, 8/6/19

Check, Please! – How to Save Your Money Effectively and Efficiently (12pm-1:30pm)

What: Veronica Karas, CFP® discusses savings strategies, account registration types, tax considerations across various account types, and everything in between.
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015 (188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 12pm-1:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

Bond Basics (3:15pm-4:30pm)

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

Save for College: NY’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan (6pm-7:30pm)

What: Lissette Ramos-Johnson provides an overview of the benefits and features of NY’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan
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 – Pilates Fusion with Lauren Chiarello of Chi Chi Life
7pm – Dance + Sculpt with Madelaine O
8pm – Yoga
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

Real Talk: Navigating friendships (6:30pm-7:30pm)

What: Join #AerieREAL Role Model & Self-Care Activist, Iskra, #AerieREAL Role Model, Gold Medal Gymnast & Advocate, Aly Raisman, Model & Activist, Hunter McGrady, & Model, Natalie Gage, for a conversation about friendship moderated by Aerie’s very own Manager of Brand Experience, Jill Maurer.
Where: Aerie (75 Spring St, New York, NY)
When: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Nearest Train: 6/ Spring St
RSVP: Required

Foam Rolling & Injury Prevention with Back Together Again Chiropractic (7pm-8pm)

What: Workshop that shows runners the importance of posture and how to avoid common running injuries. Louis Angulo will do some muscle testing for the hips and legs and give a tutorial on how to foam-roll and stay injury free! 
Where: JackRabbit – West Side (140 W 72nd St, New York, NY)
When: 7pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 1/2/3 72nd Street
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Wednesday, 8/7/19

Interpreting Financial Statements (1:15pm-2:30pm)

What: Learn how to find financial statements for any public company and about the ratios most frequently used to interpret them. 
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

Flatiron Wellness Wednesday – Zumba (6pm-7pm)

What:  Zumba is a dynamic dance fitness program including Caribbean and Latin rhythms. 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)

Brooklyn Freelancers Union SPARK: Authentic Content Marketing (6:30pm-10pm)

What: Monthly on the first Wednesday of each month the Freelancers Union hosts meetups for freelancers by freelancers. Please bring your expertise, questions, and elevator pitches to the table to workshop and discuss. This workshop’s topic will be about authentic content marketing.
Where: Freelancers Union Hub/Made in New York Media Center (30 John St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 6:30pm-10pm
Nearest Train: F/ York Street
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Women in Surf: Panel Discussion with Industry Leaders (7:30pm-9:30pm)

What: Women in Surf panel with Becky Mendoza, Davina Grincevicius, Quincy Davis and Bryanna Bradley and Nikita Scott talking about their adventures as surfers, filmmakers, artists, advocates, environmentalists and lovers of the ocean.
Where: Patagonia Bowery (313 Bowery, New York, NY
When: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/6 Broadway – Lafayette
RSVP: Walk-in

Thursday, 8/8/19

Staycation By Tommy Hilfiger (12pm-7pm)

What: A vacation oasis filled with poolside lounging, a spa retreat, a custom shopping experience, fun activities, and exciting entertainment.
Where: The Williamsburg Hotel (96 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY
When: 12pm-7pm
Nearest Train: G/Nassau Av
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Being Retirement Ready (3pm-4:30pm)

What: Join John Male, CFP® for a discussion of the steps that you can you take now to ensure that you are retirement ready.  Topics include budgeting, Social Security and Medicare options, evaluating employer benefits, investments, risk management, and much, much more.
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

The Benefits of a Vegan Lifestyle and How to Start (6pm-8pm)

What: Learn how to start a vegan lifestyle. Natura has paired up with Ladybird, a vegan and vegetable tapas restaurant, to speak on common values applied to their business, and Delia Mitchell, a beauty and wellness blogger touching upon her vegan lifestyle. Schedule: 6:00 pm: Welcome & Networking 6:30 pm: Talk Starts 7:00 pm: Q & A 8:00 pm: Event Ends.
Where: Natura Nolita Store (240 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince Street
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Lucid Dreaming Workshop: Wake Up in Your Dreams (7pm-9pm)

What: Learn about lucid dreaming with Evan Stites-Clayton at Lightning Society. Receive techniques for dream journaling and improving recall. Learn how to expand your awareness to set the stage for lucidity, how to actually lucid dream, how to stay asleep and stay lucid after achieving lucidity. There will also be a group exercise for dream interpretation and connection and a legal supplement that can supercharge lucid dreams.
Where: Lightning Society (245 Varet St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 7pm-9pm
Nearest Train: L/Morgan Ave
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Friday, 8/9/19

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

Carnegie Hall Citywide Night (6pm-10pm)

What: This four-hour finale to the Carnegie Citywide concert series features Matuto, Eileen Ivers, and Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas. 
Where: Bryant Park
When: 6pm-10pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M 42nd St – Bryant Park
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, 8/10/19

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 healme.nyc. Class will be Doga: Round 2.
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

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

Sunday, 8/11/19

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

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

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