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The very name of the Free Shows portal speaks for itself - it contains news about events in New York City, which can be accessed for free. And by the way, literally, not figuratively.

Anyone with information can post an announcement on this site. It must be (and only) news with a detailed description of where free concerts, free exhibitions, free tours, or interesting sporting events take place, where you do not need to buy a ticket. This could be a recommendation on where to go to watch a movie or theater shows for free.

So with us, you will always find out where to go in New York for free.

Upcoming events

Drag show “Playthingz”
Today until Dec 31, 2023  03:00 PM-07:00 PM  Playhouse

Drag show “Playthingz”Theaters

Weekly early dance party & drag revue in the West Village!
Published: December 29, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Online meditation classes
Today until Dec 31, 2023  09:45 AM-11:00 AM

Online meditation classesCourses

Meditation, spirituality, and socialization Welcome to free guided ’Sahaja Yoga’ online meditation classes that help you achieve meditation benefits in quick and easy steps and discover its healing power. No prior experience is needed.
Published: December 22, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Film screening “Anastasia”
Today  03:00 PM-05:00 PM  Riverside Library

Film screening “Anastasia”Movies

Join us for a screening of “Anastasia” (1997).
Published: February 1, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
5k Weekly Warm-Up
Today until Feb 27, 2023 (on Mon)  06:30 PM-07:30 PM  Departed Soles Brewing Company

5k Weekly Warm-UpSports events

5K run/walk to get your week started right!
Published: January 26, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Film screening “Inside Man”
Today  12:00 PM-02:00 PM  Bloomingdale Library

Film screening “Inside Man”Movies

Join us for an in-person film screening of the film “Inside Man” (2006).
Published: February 1, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Linking Reading Comprehension to Funds of Knowledge”
Tomorrow  02:00 PM-03:00 PM

Webinar “Linking Reading Comprehension to Funds of Knowledge”Webinars

Attend this edWebinar to understand what is meant by “funds of knowledge” and their role in building students’ language comprehension. We will explore how funds of knowledge relate to the Science of Reading and their connections and disconnections to background knowledge.
Published: January 30, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Trek Bicycle Plainview Tune-up
Tomorrow until Apr 25, 2023 (on Tue)  05:45 PM-07:30 PM  Trek Bicycle Plainview

Trek Bicycle Plainview Tune-upWorkshops

Join us for Tune-up Tuesdays for a review of Maintenance Basics with Trek Bicycle Plainview
Published: December 20, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Famous Czech Composers: Exhibition Opening
Tomorrow  06:30 PM-07:30 PM  Bohemian National Hall

Famous Czech Composers: Exhibition OpeningExhibitions

Exhibition opening: Immerse yourselves in the life stories of four phenomenal composers and their classical music works
Published: January 31, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Performs “Hears the Story”
Tomorrow until Mar 07, 2023 (on Tue)  07:00 PM-08:30 PM

Performs “Hears the Story”Theaters

Hears the Story is an inspirational community of artists and story lovers hearing ancient stories performed live and discussing them.
Published: January 26, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Course “Project Code Info and Testing Session”
Tomorrow until Feb 21, 2023 (on Tue)  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)

Course “Project Code Info and Testing Session”Courses

Want to learn how to code but unsure of where to start? TechConnect’s 12-week Front-end Web Development course will teach you how to create dynamic web pages using HTML and CSS.
Published: February 4, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Speed Reading Crash Course
Tomorrow until Dec 26, 2023 (on Tue)  10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Speed Reading Crash CourseCourses

The same speed-reading workshop has helped employees at NASA, Amazon, and Microsoft improve their reading. Read more books faster!
Published: December 17, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Recording Studio Basics: Three Week Course
Tomorrow until Feb 21, 2023 (on Tue)  04:15 PM-05:15 PM

Recording Studio Basics: Three Week CourseCourses

Recording Studio Basics is a course series where teens can learn the basics of how to operate our recording studio. At the end of the series, teens are eligible to take the Recording Studio assessment, and when they pass, they will receive a Studio Card and be able to book time in our recording studios independently.
Published: February 4, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Standup Comedy Open Mic “Cool Riffings”
Tomorrow until Oct 03, 2023 (on Tue)  07:00 PM-10:00 PM  YKA Restaurant Bar and Grill

Standup Comedy Open Mic “Cool Riffings”Concerts

Cool Riffings: Free Comedy Open Mic at 7:00 pm! Watch comics perfect their craft!
Published: December 15, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
KIPP Washington Heights School Tour
Tomorrow until Mar 28, 2023  08:00 AM-08:45 AM  KIPP Washington Heights Elementary School

KIPP Washington Heights School TourTours

Join Principal McMurdie for an in-person tour of KIPP Washington Heights!
Published: February 4, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Intro to Krav Maga
Tomorrow until Sep 19, 2023 (on Tue)  05:00 PM-06:30 PM

Intro to Krav MagaSports events

An introductory Krav Maga class designed for beginners and students new to FIT HIT. Combining fitness and self-defense training!
Published: December 15, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Grading with Confidence: How to Calibrate Feedback Against State and District Rubrics”
Tomorrow  05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Webinar “Grading with Confidence: How to Calibrate Feedback Against State and District Rubrics”Webinars

In this edWebinar, Stacie Rich, a district leader from Volusia County Schools in Florida, will share how her district is putting teacher calibration (a process that helps groups of educators evaluate student work consistently) and professional learning into action using digital rubrics, grading, and state-released exemplars.
Published: January 30, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Lecture “Black Political Power in 2023”
February 8, 2023  07:00 PM-08:30 PM  Rochdale Community Center

Lecture “Black Political Power in 2023”Lectures

As part of our Black History lecture series, we will be hosting an informative lecture on Black Political Power in 2023
Published: February 2, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition of Abigail DeVille “Bronx Heavens”
February 8, 2023 until Apr 09, 2023 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)  01:00 PM-06:00 PM  The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Exhibition of Abigail DeVille “Bronx Heavens”Exhibitions

Abigail DeVille: Bronx Heavens is a constellation of sculptures and installations by the artist who utilizes found materials and objects as a way to unearth forgotten ancestral histories, both real and imagined.
Published: October 11, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Book Launch “Once Upon a Book”
February 8, 2023  06:00 PM-08:00 PM  Books of Wonder

Book Launch “Once Upon a Book”Literature

Join us to celebrate the launch of Once Upon a Book with powerhouse award-winning duo Grace Lin and Kate Messner.
Published: February 2, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Sports Trivia Night
February 8, 2023  06:00 PM-07:00 PM  Springfield Free Public Library

Sports Trivia NightSports events

Kids 6-10, join us for sports trivia night at the library!
Published: February 1, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Opening Exhibitions “Behind the Cloud” and “Tinkuy: Converging Ecologies”
February 8, 2023  05:00 PM-07:30 PM

Opening Exhibitions “Behind the Cloud” and “Tinkuy: Converging Ecologies”Exhibitions

Join us for our opening exhibitions featuring our fifth-year anniversary exhibition “Behind the Cloud” curated by Alex Santana and Marissa Del Toro and our artist-in-residence Pachi Muruchu’s “Tinkuy: Converging Ecologies” exhibition curated by Xavier Robles Armas.
Published: January 31, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Runwithalli Wednesday Night Track Class
February 8, 2023 until Mar 24, 2023 (on Wed)  07:00 PM-07:45 PM  McCarren Park Track

Runwithalli Wednesday Night Track ClassSports events

We welcome all runners, joggers, walkers, & sponsors to join us on February 1, 2023, in Brooklyn, Queens, or Manhattan to join!
Published: January 26, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Glamorama: A Free Drag And Burlesque Show
February 8, 2023 until Apr 05, 2023 (on Wed)  08:30 PM-10:30 PM  Someday Bar NYC

Glamorama: A Free Drag And Burlesque ShowTheaters

NYC Channel Surfing Sweetheart Zenon TeaVee brings you a weekly variety show featuring Drag and Burlesque at this Atlantic Av staple in BK!
Published: December 16, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Portrait of a Graduate: Making the Vision Reality for Your Students”
February 8, 2023  03:00 PM-04:00 PM

Webinar “Portrait of a Graduate: Making the Vision Reality for Your Students”Webinars

More and more states and districts are developing a Portrait of a Graduate in an effort to ensure all students gain the skills and mindsets needed to thrive in our complex, rapidly changing world. These Portraits provide a vision for educators, students, and the community, but in order for young people to fully achieve that vision the desired competencies must be measured and taught.
Published: January 30, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Bold Charter School: Campus Tour
February 8, 2023  03:30 PM-05:00 PM  Bold Charter School

Bold Charter School: Campus TourTours

Join us for a school tour to learn more about our school. meet our team, and ask any questions you have!
Published: February 4, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert of the group “Underground Horns”
February 8, 2023  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  Groove

Concert of the group “Underground Horns”Concerts

Underground Horns is a Brooklyn-based brass band playing Afro Funk Latin New Orleans grooves and beyond. AllAboutJazz called their 2009 debut record FUNK MONK “kick-ass dance music...that brushes up against psychedelia...with shots of funky brass juice.”
Published: January 31, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
ESL Conversational Classes
February 8, 2023 until Feb 15, 2023 (on Wed)  10:15 AM-11:15 AM  Ramsey Free Public Library

ESL Conversational ClassesCourses

Practice English in a friendly and conversational setting with our instructor Mary.
Published: January 19, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Breathwork Free Weekly Class
February 8, 2023 until Jun 28, 2023 (on Wed)  01:00 PM-01:30 PM

Breathwork Free Weekly ClassCourses

You are invited every Wednesday to experience the great benefits of the Joy of Breathing technique. Learn how to breathe naturally and thoroughly with this simple and effective method. Start your journey to more excellent health, vitality, peace, and joy!
Published: December 22, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Course “How to Improve Your Memory”
February 8, 2023 until Dec 27, 2023 (on Wed)  10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Course “How to Improve Your Memory”Courses

Looking to improve your memory and remember longer? Check out this memory course! Learn how to memorize information in practical ways!
Published: December 17, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Travel Street Photography: Telling Visual Stories
February 8, 2023 until Dec 27, 2023 (on Wed)  06:30 PM-08:30 PM

Travel Street Photography: Telling Visual StoriesWorkshops

Join top photo host Sean Dalton on a street photography adventure through the bustling streets and marketplaces of Hanoi, Vietnam.
Published: December 30, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Intro Machine Learning Free Workshop
February 8, 2023 until Dec 27, 2023 (on Wed)  07:00 PM-10:00 PM

Intro Machine Learning Free WorkshopWorkshops

Now is the perfect time to build new skills for those with some extra time at home and online.
Published: January 27, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Swagger and Tenderness: The South Bronx Portraits by John Ahearn & Rigoberto Torres
February 8, 2023 until Apr 30, 2023 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)  01:00 PM-06:00 PM  The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Swagger and Tenderness: The South Bronx Portraits by John Ahearn & Rigoberto TorresExhibitions

Inspired and enabled by the people who live in the vibrant community where the Bronx Museum is located, local artists John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres have become world-famous for their portraits of their South Bronx neighbors.
Published: October 25, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Harry Potter (Movie) Trivia
February 9, 2023  07:30 PM-09:00 PM  Batesy`s BBQ and Bar

Harry Potter (Movie) TriviaMovies

“So you’re gonna suffer... but you’re gonna be happy about it.”
Published: February 1, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Screening of “A tale of love and desire”
February 9, 2023  07:00 PM-09:00 PM  Maison Française

Screening of “A tale of love and desire”Movies

Screening of “A Tale of Love and Desire” (Une histoire d’amour et de désir) by Leyla Bouzid, 2021, 1h 42m
Published: February 2, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition of Danielle Scott “Kinfolk”
February 9, 2023  05:00 PM-07:00 PM  NJCU Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery

Exhibition of Danielle Scott “Kinfolk”Exhibitions

Join us for our Artist Talk and Reception on February 9, 2023, from 5 — 8 p.m. The Exhibit will be open from January 31 — March 3, 2023.
Published: January 31, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Art Exhibition “There is Only After”
February 9, 2023  04:00 PM-09:00 PM  Gallery MC

Art Exhibition “There is Only After”Exhibitions

New works from 8 emerging artists and the publication of a roundtable zine considering the art of repair in a paranoid age.
Published: January 31, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert: Peter Evans & Elias Stemeseder
February 9, 2023  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Concert: Peter Evans & Elias StemesederConcerts

Join us for a concert evening with American trumpeter Peter Evans and Austrian pianist/electronic musician Elias Stemeseder.
Published: January 31, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Chelsea Piers Fitness Yoga Class
February 9, 2023 until Apr 27, 2023 (on Thu)  07:00 PM-08:00 PM

Chelsea Piers Fitness Yoga ClassSports events

A free yoga class for people who want to improve or get back into regular practice.
Published: January 20, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Compass Tour for Prospective Families
February 9, 2023  09:00 AM-10:00 AM  Compass Charter School

Compass Tour for Prospective FamiliesTours

Join us to learn about Compass and our inquiry-based, progressive, and intentionally diverse school model for PreK to 5th Grade children.
Published: February 4, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Flatbush Book Club “Which Side Are You On”
February 9, 2023  06:00 PM-07:30 PM  Brooklyn Public Library - Flatbush Branch

Flatbush Book Club “Which Side Are You On”Literature

Come meet your neighbors and discuss great books! Join the Flatbush Library Book Club on Feb 9th to talk about Ryan Lee Wong’s debut novel.
Published: February 2, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Photo/Video Basics: Three Week Course
February 9, 2023 until Feb 16, 2023 (on Thu)  04:15 PM-05:15 PM  Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)

Photo/Video Basics: Three Week CourseCourses

Photo/Video Basics is a course series where teens learn how to operate our DSLR cameras and edit their work in our Media Lab.
Published: February 4, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
MPJI Spring Lecture
February 10, 2023  12:00 PM-01:30 PM  The King`s College

MPJI Spring LectureLectures

MPJI`s 9th Annual Spring Lecture featuring Washington-based journalist Hamil R. Harris on “Jesus, Justice & Journalism.”
Published: February 2, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert of the group “Bonafide Crew”
February 10, 2023  09:00 PM  Groove

Concert of the group “Bonafide Crew”Concerts

Bonafide Crew is NYC’s premiere live band, led by one of the most entertaining and soulful singers in the business: Ernie aka “Big Woozy”.
Published: January 31, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Film screening “Nope”
February 10, 2023  02:00 PM-04:00 PM  Hamilton Grange Library

Film screening “Nope”Movies

Join us for a screening of “Nope” (2022)
Published: February 1, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Family Movies “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”
February 10, 2023  02:00 PM-03:30 PM  53rd Street Library, Theater

Family Movies “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”Movies

Please come and join us to watch a family-friendly Movie “Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs” (2009) on Friday, February 10th at 2 PM. The movie will be screened in the Theater area. Rating (PG)
Published: February 1, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
The Upside to Downsizing Tour
February 10, 2023  11:00 AM-01:00 PM

The Upside to Downsizing TourTours

Scale back your taxes, not your lifestyle! Lunch & learn about Westchester’s wonderful communities with lower taxes and easy living!
Published: February 4, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
KIPP Infinity Elementary School in person tour
February 10, 2023 until Mar 31, 2023 (on Fri)  08:30 AM-09:00 AM

KIPP Infinity Elementary School in person tourTours

KIPP Infinity Elementary believes that all children have INFINITE potential! Please join us weekly for in-person tours from 8:30-9:00 am
Published: January 21, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Palisades Valentine`s Bazaar and Farm Stand
February 11, 2023  10:00 AM-04:00 PM  Palisades Community Center

Palisades Valentine`s Bazaar and Farm StandFairs

Artisan Crafts, Antiques Vintage Treasures, and a Farmers` Market all rolled into one!
Published: February 3, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Lovers Market Pop Up
February 11, 2023  07:00 PM  Salsa Salsa Dance Studio

Lovers Market Pop UpFairs

Share the love Brooklyn style! Enjoy live performances while shopping local artisans at this cozy indoor Lovers Market!
Published: February 3, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
NYC Government Job Fair
February 11, 2023  10:00 AM-03:00 PM

NYC Government Job FairFairs

Looking for a career opportunity? Learn about jobs at 20+ NYC government agencies, including on-the-spot interviewing for select positions.
Published: February 3, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Love is in the air! Pop Up Market
February 11, 2023  10:00 AM-03:00 PM  Town & Country Inn

Love is in the air! Pop Up MarketFairs

Penelope and Hear Here have curated all of your favorite local artisans in one place so you can shop ’til your heart’s content.
Published: February 3, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
“The You Voice” Special Performance
February 11, 2023  07:00 PM-09:00 PM  Mana Contemporary

“The You Voice” Special PerformanceTheaters

“The You Voice” Special Performance Saturday, February 11th, 7-9 pm Mana Contemporary 888 Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ 07306
Published: February 3, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Family Moring Maitnee
February 11, 2023 until Apr 29, 2023 (on Sat)  12:00 PM-12:00 PM

Family Moring MaitneeMovies

Relive your childhood with Saturday Morning Cartoons!
Published: January 10, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
The Heroes Book and Art Book Tour
February 11, 2023  01:00 PM-04:00 PM  Source of Knowledge Bookstore

The Heroes Book and Art Book TourLiterature

Book Signing/Art Exhibition Event featuring the release of the highly anticipated book, Heroes of the Haitian Revolution.
Published: February 2, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Cinema Sundays
February 12, 2023 until Aug 27, 2023 (on Sun)  07:00 PM-11:00 PM

Cinema SundaysMovies

Cinema Sundays at UES.
Published: December 14, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Comedy Show in Soho
February 12, 2023 until Dec 24, 2023 (on Sun)  07:00 PM-08:30 PM  Vig Bar

Free Comedy Show in SohoConcerts

A free weekly comedy show featuring comedians who have appeared on Comedy Central, TruTV, and NBC in Soho to cap off your weekend!
Published: January 2, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa