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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.

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

Upcoming events

Virtual event “The Digital Dilemma: Becton”
Today until Jun 08, 2022  07:00 PM-08:30 PM

Virtual event “The Digital Dilemma: Becton”Workshops

This course will absolutely change the way that you view Big Tech’s role in the life of your child. From it’s effect on mental and physical health, to its impact on school success, and the likelihood that it will invite a predator into your child’s life, Big Tech must be viewed as a Big Threat.
Published: May 6, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Hip Hop Hackathon Film Shorts and AR/VR Festival
Today until May 20, 2022  05:00 PM-08:00 PM

Hip Hop Hackathon Film Shorts and AR/VR FestivalMovies

This Film Shorts and AR/VR Festival festival will challenge participants to create shorts that explore hip hop culture and stem.
Published: May 2, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Caribbean Fridays At Aura Cocina
Tomorrow until Dec 30, 2022 (on Fri)  10:30 PM-01:00 AM  Aura Cocina

Caribbean Fridays At Aura CocinaConcerts

The #1 Authentic Caribbean/West Indian Party In NYC (Williamsburg)
Published: March 24, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition of Oscar Murillo “Ourself behind ourself concealed”"
Tomorrow until Jun 04, 2022  10:00 AM-06:00 PM  David Zwirner

Exhibition of Oscar Murillo “Ourself behind ourself concealed”"Exhibitions

The exhibition will feature large-scale canvases that extend two of the artist’s ongoing series, manifestation, and news, both began in 2018, pushing them in new directions in his ongoing effort to, in Murillo’s words, "keep a balance between my desire to think primarily about image-making and mark-making, textures and form, and this constant awareness of the world and my need to interpret it."1
Published: April 26, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition of Fred Sandback
Tomorrow until May 21, 2022  10:00 AM-06:00 PM

Exhibition of Fred SandbackExhibitions

David Zwirner is pleased to present a selection of works by American artist Fred Sandback that together highlight his wide-ranging formal vocabulary and treatment of space. The exhibition will be on view at the gallery’s 34 East 69th Street location in New York, where the domestically scaled interior will allow viewers an intimate engagement with a number of the artist’s signature formats.
Published: March 30, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition “Pushing Boundaries: 60 Years of AFAM Exhibitions”
Tomorrow until Sep 05, 2022 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)  11:30 AM-06:00 PM  American Folk Art Museum

Exhibition “Pushing Boundaries: 60 Years of AFAM Exhibitions”Exhibitions

This installation in the Audrey B. Heckler Gallery highlights key exhibitions in the history of the Museum and features a selection of beloved works of art and rarely seen documents from the Museum’s archives.
Published: March 22, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition “Multitudes”
Tomorrow until Sep 05, 2022 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)  11:30 AM-06:00 PM  American Folk Art Museum

Exhibition “Multitudes”Exhibitions

Organized on the occasion of the Museum’s 60th anniversary, MULTITUDES will showcase some 400 stellar works, including William Edmondson’s Martha and Mary, Ammi Phillips’ Portrait of Frederick A. Gale, and drawings by Helen Rae.
Published: March 22, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Online Classical Chinese Dance Workshop
Tomorrow  11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Online Classical Chinese Dance WorkshopWorkshops

Workshop leader Annie will guide participants through dance exercises, steps and techniques. By the end of the lesson, you’ll have learned a beautiful Classical Chinese dance! The dance steps will be easy to follow, and you’ll have a taste of Chinese culture while having fun.
Published: April 28, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Intro Aikido 101 class
Tomorrow until Dec 31, 2022  09:45 AM-11:00 AM

Free Intro Aikido 101 classSports events

An Introductory Aikido class for those interested in starting Aikido in the NYC area.
Published: May 10, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Community Paint Festival
May 21, 2022  11:00 AM-04:00 PM  Exodus Transitional Community

Community Paint FestivalFestivals

Artist Kristy McCarthy, members of Chelton Loft, and the East Harlem community are making a mural about mental health awareness, and they need your help! Join us on May 21st for painting, music, mental health resources, free food, and more at The Grace Center at Exodus Transitional Community.
Published: May 17, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
May 21, 2022 until Oct 31, 2022 (Wed, Sat)

High Line Tour: From Freight to FlowersTours

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Join us for a free tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.
Published: March 16, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Beginner Rhythmic Gymnastics Dance & Ballet Class
May 21, 2022 until Jul 02, 2022 (on Sat)  10:00 AM-11:00 AM  MatchPoint NYC Bensonhurst

Beginner Rhythmic Gymnastics Dance & Ballet ClassCourses

Scouting New Talent to join Fitness Dance Studio. This is a combination class that includes, rhythmic Gymnastics, dance, and ballet.
Published: May 10, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
7th Annual Love+Unity Music Fest
May 21, 2022  12:00 PM-07:00 PM  Thomas Edison Middle School Field

7th Annual Love+Unity Music FestFestivals

Bring your friends and family out to the 7th annual Love+Unity Fest
Published: May 9, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free course “How To Improve Your Memory”
May 23, 2022 until Jul 11, 2022 (on Mon)  02:00 PM-03:00 PM

Free course “How To Improve Your Memory”Courses

Learn tips, strategies and techniques to help you remember more. This class is ideal for students, professionals and lifelong learners.
Published: March 24, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Film screening “Two Ships”
May 23, 2022 until May 25, 2022  05:30 PM-07:00 PM  Bohemian National Hall

Film screening “Two Ships”Movies

Two Ships — film screening at the Czech That Film film festival. Drama, romance. Czech Republic, 2021, dir. Jan Foukal
Published: May 18, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Digital Marketers Networking Event
May 24, 2022  07:00 PM-11:00 PM  The Ainsworth Rooftop

Digital Marketers Networking EventWorkshops

Digital Marketer’s Networking Event. Meet business professionals in the online
Published: May 13, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Speed Reading Course
May 24, 2022 until Jul 05, 2022 (on Tue)  02:00 PM-03:00 PM

Free Speed Reading CourseCourses

Learn speed-reading techniques and how to improve comprehension. This class is ideal for students, professionals and lifelong learners.
Published: March 24, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Comedy Tuesdays
May 24, 2022 until Aug 30, 2022 (on Tue)  08:00 PM-11:00 PM  Triona`s

Comedy TuesdaysConcerts

NYC Trivia League is putting on another great Pub Trivia night, so grab a group of friends and come show how much smarter you are than everyone else. Or, maybe even impress your sapiosexual Tinder date with some random knowledge that only you know.
Published: March 24, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “What Is New with CompTIA Network+ N10-008”
May 24, 2022  01:00 PM-01:40 PM

Webinar “What Is New with CompTIA Network+ N10-008”Webinars

Do you want to empower your IT teams with the latest cutting-edge technologies used for software-defined networking? Join our Free 40-minute CompTIA Network+ N10-008 live webinar where your teams will get information about the on-demand networking skills and capabilities to develop enterprise-level network solutions, diagnose performance issues, and mitigate risks.
Published: May 16, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Summer on the Hudson: Sunset Forest Bathing
May 25, 2022  06:30 PM-08:00 PM

Summer on the Hudson: Sunset Forest BathingTours

We invite you to join us in reconnecting with nature by participating in a guided Forest Bathing experience.
Published: May 8, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Open Mic Night-Online and In-person
May 26, 2022

Open Mic Night-Online and In-personConcerts

Poets, comedians, musicians-all are welcome. Open Mic Night is the last Thursday of the month except during holidays when it gets moved up.
Published: May 12, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Tour of The Battery Urban Farm
May 26, 2022 until Jun 30, 2022 (on Thu)  01:00 PM-02:00 PM  The Battery Urban Farm

Tour of The Battery Urban FarmTours

Take a tour of The Battery Urban Farm to learn about how we grow to produce in the heart of downtown New York City
Published: May 18, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “AWS security: Getting started with cloud encryption”
May 26, 2022  01:00 PM-01:40 PM

Webinar “AWS security: Getting started with cloud encryption”Webinars

Maintaining data security is one of the main concerns of various companies operating on cloud platforms. So how can you secure your company from constant security threats? Join our upcoming FREE AWS Security Webinar and learn about AWS security and how it can be done. Get familiar with the best data encryption methods to secure sensitive data, learn how to secure network access, and much more!
Published: May 16, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Tech Career Fair: Exclusive Tech Hiring Event
May 27, 2022  11:00 AM-02:00 PM

Tech Career Fair: Exclusive Tech Hiring EventFairs

Tech Career Fair focuses on helping companies achieve their diversity and inclusivity initiative with more diverse non-traditional candidates
Published: April 30, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Bronx Night Market
May 28, 2022  01:00 PM-07:00 PM  Fordham Plaza

Bronx Night MarketFairs

“The Best Open-Air Market In New York”- NYT. Monthly event series on select Saturdays from 1 pm — 7 pm.
Published: May 9, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
The Complete Works of Tchaikovsky for Violin
May 28, 2022  02:00 PM-03:00 PM  Ossie Davis Theater

The Complete Works of Tchaikovsky for ViolinConcerts

Come hear live violin and piano in fiery, romantic, and dazzling works! Some of the best works are written for violin and piano.
Published: May 17, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Superstruct Party NYC
May 28, 2022  06:00 PM-09:00 PM

Superstruct Party NYCConcerts

Free custom totes! Free drinks for all! Interactive installations! Come party with Kepsuul and Superstruct some fun!!!
Published: April 15, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa