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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

New Films: “Wonka” (2023)
Today  04:45 PM-07:00 PM  Ottendorfer Library

New Films: “Wonka” (2023)Movies

Wonka is a musical fantasy film directed by Paul King, from a script he co-wrote with Simon Farnaby.
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Brooklyn Networking Dinner and Learn
Today until Jun 25, 2024 (on Tue)  07:00 PM-09:00 PM  Junior's Restaurant & Bakery

Brooklyn Networking Dinner and LearnWorkshops

Come meet industry professionals, and learn about services that can help you expand your business and income!
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Freedom Rising Art Exhibition
Today until May 31, 2024  06:00 PM-08:00 PM  Brooklyn Art Haus

Freedom Rising Art ExhibitionExhibitions

Freedom Rising art exhibition is curated by art activist, Genesis Be, in collaboration with HeartBound Ministries.
Published: March 28, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Reel to Read Movies: “Cyrano” (2021)
Tomorrow  03:00 PM-04:00 PM  Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)

Reel to Read Movies: “Cyrano” (2021)Movies

Cyrano is a 2021 romantic drama musical film directed by Joe Wright and with a screenplay by Erica Schmidt, based on Schmidt’s 2018 stage musical of the same name, itself based on the 1897 Edmond Rostand play Cyrano de Bergerac.
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
HWP Webinar Series “Technology & Abuse”
Tomorrow  11:00 AM-12:00 PM

HWP Webinar Series “Technology & Abuse”Webinars

Join us for our HWP Webinar Series on Technology & Abuse, where we’ll discuss how tech can be used for harm and how to protect ourselves.
Published: April 15, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Tisch Drama Information Session
Tomorrow until Apr 26, 2024  12:00 PM-01:00 PM  NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Tisch Drama Information SessionTheaters

Tisch Drama is hosting in-person Prospective Student Information Sessions on select Mondays and Fridays at 721 Broadway, 3rd Floor South.
Published: April 1, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Building Better Caregivers (BBC) Self Management 6-Week Workshop
Tomorrow until May 21, 2024  01:00 PM-03:30 PM  Newark Public Library - North End Branch

Building Better Caregivers (BBC) Self Management 6-Week WorkshopWorkshops

Join us for this interactive 6-week Chronic Disease Self Management (CDSMP) Workshop. Studies show positive results for people who complete the program.
Published: April 13, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Bryant Park Public Tours
Tomorrow until Dec 11, 2024 (on Wed)  11:00 AM-12:00 PM  Fountain at 41st and 6th

Bryant Park Public ToursTours

Go on an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed “Needle Park” of the 1970s into Manhattan’s Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park’s rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.
Published: February 3, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Chronic Pain Self Management (CPSMP) 6-Week Workshop
Tomorrow until May 21, 2024  09:30 AM-12:00 PM  Newark Public Library - North End Branch

Chronic Pain Self Management (CPSMP) 6-Week WorkshopWorkshops

Join us for this interactive 6-week Chronic Pain Self Management (CPSMP) Workshop. Studies show positive results for people who complete the program.
Published: April 13, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert “Pipes at One”
Tomorrow until Apr 30, 2024  01:00 PM-02:00 PM  St. Paul's Chapel

Concert “Pipes at One”Concerts

Weekly concerts featuring classical organ repertoire and groundbreaking performances
Published: April 16, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
Tomorrow until (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: December 13, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
MediaFest 2024
Tomorrow  04:00 PM-06:00 PM  Russell Hall 4th Fl - Smith Learning Theater

MediaFest 2024Festivals

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of media making in the Media and Social Change Lab (MASCLab) at Teachers College.
Published: April 10, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
LEAP Spring 2024 Lecture in Climate Data Science
April 25, 2024  12:00 PM-01:00 PM  Columbia Innovation Hub

LEAP Spring 2024 Lecture in Climate Data ScienceLectures

The LEAP Spring 2024 Lecture in Climate Data Science is a seminar series organized by the Learning the Earth with Artificial Intelligence and Physics (LEAP) Center at Columbia University.
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Chart Your Path Webinar
April 25, 2024  12:00 PM-01:30 PM

Chart Your Path WebinarWebinars

Overcoming fear and taking unconventional paths
Published: April 22, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Thursday Night Movies: “Merchant of Four Seasons” (1972)
April 25, 2024  06:00 PM-08:00 PM  Jefferson Market Library

Thursday Night Movies: “Merchant of Four Seasons” (1972)Movies

Directed by the acclaimed Rainer Werner Fassbinder, “Merchant of Four Seasons” (1972) is a poignant drama that delves into the life of Hans Epp, a fruit vendor struggling with societal pressures and personal disappointments.
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Storytelling “The Story Garden”
April 25, 2024  12:00 PM-01:30 PM  Bronx River Community Garden

Storytelling “The Story Garden”Literature

Welcome to the Story Garden, where Reading Meets Art and Nature.
Published: April 17, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Booty Bands Thursday
April 25, 2024 until Dec 26, 2024 (on Thu)  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  AB event

Booty Bands ThursdaySports events

A high-intensity resistance band cardio class. Come build those glutes and snatch that waist!
Published: January 18, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Ping-pong/table tennis meetup
April 25, 2024 until Dec 30, 2024 (Mon, Thu)  07:00 PM-08:00 PM

Ping-pong/table tennis meetupSports events

Let’s smash some balls and have a blast at the PING-PONG/TABLE TENNIS MEETUP every Monday & Thursday @ 7:00 pm!
Published: January 25, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
History Tours of The Battery
April 25, 2024 until Apr 30, 2024 (Tue, Thu)  12:00 PM-01:00 PM

History Tours of The BatteryTours

Tour New York’s historic birthplace park with an expert guide!
Published: April 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Arbor Day Tours
April 26, 2024  10:00 AM-03:00 PM  Liberty Hall Museum

Arbor Day ToursTours

An Arbor Day Celebration!
Published: April 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
HudCo Provisions: Our Mini Mid-Week Farmers Market
April 26, 2024  11:00 AM-03:00 PM  HudCo

HudCo Provisions: Our Mini Mid-Week Farmers MarketFairs

Open to the public. Shop from a variety of fresh, locally sourced produce, artisanal products, and homemade treats all from local vendors.
Published: April 13, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Family Movies: “Hercules” (1997)
April 26, 2024  02:00 PM-03:45 PM  53rd Street Library, Theater

Family Movies: “Hercules” (1997)Movies

Disney’s animated musical “Hercules” (1997) reimagines the classic Greek myth of the demigod hero. Stolen as a baby by Hades, god of the Underworld, and forced to live as a half-man, half-god on Earth, Hercules remains unaware of his true identity and immense strength.
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Spring Performance 2024
April 26, 2024  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  Sarah Lawrence College

Spring Performance 2024Theaters

Join us for an evening of original works choreographed and developed by our students under the mentorship of John Jasperse and Beth Gill.
Published: April 5, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Spanish Workshop-2
April 26, 2024  06:30 PM-08:00 PM

Spanish Workshop-2Workshops

Join us to explore the Spanish language and culture!
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Kit & Caboodle Book Club
April 26, 2024  02:00 PM-03:00 PM  Kittatinny Valley State Park

Kit & Caboodle Book ClubLiterature

Book discussion group for avid readers and bibliophiles. NO monthly reading requirements! BYOTea and favorite read past or present.
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Scrum Basics”
April 26, 2024  10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Webinar “Scrum Basics”Webinars

This webinar is a bit about Agile, but mostly about the basics of Scrum, which we can cover in 60 minutes.
Published: April 15, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Learning Center Open Hours
April 26, 2024  01:00 PM-03:30 PM  Shirley Chisholm State Park

Learning Center Open HoursExhibitions

Visit both the Penn and Fountain Learning Centers to learn about the ecology of Shirley Chisholm State Park!
Published: April 22, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
NYC Running Group
April 27, 2024 until Jul 20, 2024 (on Sat)  08:30 AM-09:30 AM

NYC Running GroupSports events

Let’s Race to Saturday! Come enjoy an early run with us.
Published: February 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Soliman The Exhibit
April 27, 2024  06:00 PM-11:30 PM

Soliman The ExhibitExhibitions

A retrospective of the Newark Native Suliman Onque’s art journey. 50 years in the making!
Published: April 22, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Film Screening and Filmmaker Q&A: “The Automat” (2021)
April 27, 2024  02:00 PM-04:00 PM  St. Agnes Library

Film Screening and Filmmaker Q&A: “The Automat” (2021)Movies

“The Automat” is a 2021 documentary film that delves into the history and cultural impact of Horn & Hardart, the iconic chain of automat restaurants that thrived in Philadelphia and New York City throughout the 20th century.
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Film Screening “65” (2023)
April 27, 2024  02:00 PM-04:00 PM  Parkchester Library

Film Screening “65” (2023)Movies

After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills quickly discovers he’s stranded on Earth — 65 million years ago.
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Poetry Reading: “Cecilia Vicuña & Jena Osman”
April 27, 2024  12:00 PM-01:00 PM  Hauser & Wirth

Poetry Reading: “Cecilia Vicuña & Jena Osman”Literature

Please join Hauser & Wirth Publishers with Printed Matter and Book Works for a special reading of poems by Cecilia Vicuña and Jena Osman.
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Art Market & Craft Fair
April 27, 2024  01:00 PM-06:00 PM

Art Market & Craft FairFairs

Over 40 independent artists and small business, artists gathered in one place... you can’t miss this!
Published: March 30, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Nature Tour of Hunter`s Point South Park
April 27, 2024  05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Nature Tour of Hunter`s Point South ParkTours

Take a nature tour of Hunter`s Point South Park led by Gabriel Willow, in partnership with the Newtown Creek Alliance.
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Expo Brazil NYC
April 28, 2024  01:00 PM-06:00 PM  Renaissance Event Hall

Expo Brazil NYCExhibitions

Get ready to meet Brazilian exhibitors and experience the culture, food, and music of Brazil right here in NYC at Expo Brazil NYC!
Published: April 22, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Live Jazz Music — Jam session & Open Mic
April 28, 2024 until Dec 28, 2025 (on Sun)  03:30 PM-06:30 PM  Sour Mouse

Free Live Jazz Music — Jam session & Open MicConcerts

Every Sunday Jorei Jazz hosts free Live Jazz Jam Session & Open Mic. Starting with Featured Artist Showcase, followed by the Jam & Open Mic
Published: April 15, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Push Your Boundaries Book Club
April 28, 2024 until Jun 02, 2024 (on Sun)  02:00 PM-03:30 PM

Push Your Boundaries Book ClubLiterature

Get ready to expand your reading horizons and challenge your comfort zone with the Push Your Boundaries Book Club.
Published: January 19, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Spring Market & Dog Adoption Event
April 28, 2024  12:00 PM-05:00 PM  The Green Room - Montclair

Spring Market & Dog Adoption EventFairs

Come join us at the Spring Market & Dog Adoption Event for a fun day of shopping and potentially finding your new furry best friend!
Published: April 13, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
NYC Tennis & Pickleball Group
April 28, 2024 until Jun 23, 2024 (on Sun)  04:00 PM-07:00 PM  Juniper Valley Tennis Courts

NYC Tennis & Pickleball GroupSports events

Come show off your skills with Tennis and Pickleball!
Published: February 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Talks with Julie
April 29, 2024 until May 20, 2024 (on Mon)  01:00 PM-02:00 PM  Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

Talks with JulieLectures

Come have a chat with your peers on the mind & body!
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert of Giselle Lily
April 29, 2024  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  Groove

Concert of Giselle LilyConcerts

Giselle Lily is an NYC-based singer whose silky, melodic artistry draws inspiration from R&B artists like SZA, Jorja Smith, Summer Walker, and H.E.R.
Published: March 27, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert “Jazz at One”
April 29, 2024 until Apr 29, 2024 (on Mon)  01:00 PM-02:00 PM  St. Paul's Chapel

Concert “Jazz at One”Concerts

Weekly concerts featuring preeminent jazz artists.
Published: April 2, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Nook Book Club
April 29, 2024 until May 20, 2024 (on Mon)  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  Nook

Nook Book ClubLiterature

Neighbors reading and discussing books together!
Published: April 11, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Read with Me at the Action Center
April 29, 2024 until Jun 24, 2024 (on Mon)  12:00 PM-01:00 PM  Brownsville Neighborhood Health Action Center

Read with Me at the Action CenterLiterature

Let’s dive into the magical world of books together at “Read with Me”
Published: April 5, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Rookie Runners Workshop
April 29, 2024 until Jun 03, 2024 (on Mon)  06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Rookie Runners WorkshopSports events

Join us for this free 7-week program that will condition the body and will cover running-related topics like stretching, cross-training, and running up to 3 miles.
Published: April 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Financial Literacy Webinar
April 30, 2024  08:30 PM-09:00 PM

Financial Literacy WebinarWebinars

Join us for a super informative webinar on all things money — learn how to budget, save, invest, and more!
Published: April 22, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Excel Upper Charter School Tours
April 30, 2024 until Jun 25, 2024 (on Tue)  09:30 AM-10:30 AM

Excel Upper Charter School ToursTours

Beginning in January, join us for school tours every Tuesday at 9:30 AM
Published: February 10, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Tour of The Battery Urban Farm
May 2, 2024  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: April 5, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Resource Planning”
May 2, 2024  10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Webinar “Resource Planning”Webinars

Learn how strategic forecasting and meticulous resource allocation can drive sustainable growth and enhance operational efficiency
Published: April 23, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Spring Artist Market at BxAF
May 4, 2024  11:00 AM-07:00 PM  BxArts Factory

Spring Artist Market at BxAFFairs

Get ready for a day of browsing unique artwork and handmade crafts at the Spring Artist Market at BxAF!
Published: March 30, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa