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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

Free Online Paint Nite For Adults
Today until Dec 29, 2022 (on Thu)  08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Free Online Paint Nite For AdultsCourses

Art education is just as imp as math or science. It improves critical thinking, encourages innovation, and strengthens your connection with the community.
Published: June 6, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
No Exit Comedy
Today until Dec 22, 2022 (on Thu)  08:00 PM-10:30 PM  Talon Bar

No Exit ComedyTheaters

No Exit Comedy in Talon bar is a weekly underground showcase featuring the best comics in NYC.
Published: August 23, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Intro Aikido 101 class
Today 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
Exhibition “Aether”
Today until Oct 22, 2022  10:00 AM-06:00 PM  Pace Gallery

Exhibition “Aether”Exhibitions

The pace is pleased to present an exhibition of new and recent work by Kohei Nawa. The exhibition—featuring sculptures, paintings, and mixed media works—marks Nawa’s first solo presentation with Pace in New York.
Published: September 8, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition “Both Sides Now”
Today until Oct 29, 2022  06:00 PM-08:00 PM  Pace Gallery

Exhibition “Both Sides Now”Exhibitions

The pace is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new large-scale paintings by Kylie Manning at its Los Angeles gallery.
Published: September 8, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
exhibition: Fil-O-PiNOS
Today until Oct 08, 2022  02:00 PM-09:00 PM  Tisch School Of The Arts

exhibition: Fil-O-PiNOSExhibitions

Tisch Museum presents its newest art exhibition “Filipinos” to the museum’s west wing
Published: September 28, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Julian Cardinal: Fall Awakening Exhibition Opening
Today until Oct 06, 2022  05:00 PM-08:00 PM  Gallery Arte Azulejo

Julian Cardinal: Fall Awakening Exhibition OpeningExhibitions

Gallery Arte Azulejo is thrilled to announce our upcoming exhibition featuring the incredible artworks of talented artist Julian Cardinal titled
Published: October 1, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert of the group “Underground Horns”
Today until Oct 20, 2022  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: September 30, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert of Melaner
Today until Dec 30, 2022 (on Thu)  09:30 PM  Groove

Concert of MelanerConcerts

Melaner is a Soulful latina that fuses all genres together to give you an experience you’ll never forget.
Published: October 2, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Sunset Bird Walk
Tomorrow  05:30 PM-07:00 PM  Marsha P. Johnson State Park

Sunset Bird WalkTours

Join our Environmental Education team on this sunset walk to learn the basics of birdwatching.
Published: October 2, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Jazz Concert: Art Baron All Stars
Tomorrow  03:00 PM-04:30 PM  Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

Jazz Concert: Art Baron All StarsConcerts

Join us in partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America for a concert by the master trombonist, composer, and arranger, Art Baron.
Published: September 30, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert of Juan Pablo Esmok Lew
Tomorrow  06:00 PM-08:30 PM  Consulate General of Argentina

Concert of Juan Pablo Esmok LewConcerts

Come to enjoy argentine music from different genres with Juan Pablo Esmok Lew at our Consulate!
Published: September 30, 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
Free roller skating in the park
October 8, 2022 until Oct 15, 2022 (on Sat)  03:00 PM-07:00 PM  Rosedale

Free roller skating in the parkSports events

Come join us every Saturday for a fun-filled day of roller skating in the park. This event is for beginners, intermediate, and advanced skaters. All are welcome to join us.
Published: August 8, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert of Genevieve Faivre
October 8, 2022  05:00 PM-06:00 PM  Groove

Concert of Genevieve FaivreConcerts

Genevieve Faivre live at Groove | Every Sunday | All Ages | Free Show | Two Item Minimum
Published: October 1, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert of Empire Beats
October 8, 2022  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  Groove

Concert of Empire BeatsConcerts

Glamorous jazz chanteuses and gutsy blues shouters front Empire Beats as they explore an expanding musical book of old school Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Jazz, and Pop music ~ familiar and forgotten hits from the past and funky new originals.
Published: October 1, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Firefighter Appreciation Day
October 8, 2022  11:00 AM-03:00 PM  The Mansion at Glen Cove

Firefighter Appreciation DayFestivals

This year, The Mansion proudly presents Oktoberfest Celebration to thank our local firefighters and law enforcement.
Published: September 30, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Live Jazz Music — Jam session & Open Mic
October 8, 2022 until Dec 18, 2022 (on Sat)  03:30 PM-06:45 PM  Sour Mouse, NYC

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: September 21, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
October 8, 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
Weekly Guided Tours. American Travelers: A Watercolor Journey
October 8, 2022 until Oct 15, 2022 (on Sat)  01:00 PM-02:00 PM  Hispanic Society Museum & Library

Weekly Guided Tours. American Travelers: A Watercolor JourneyTours

Docent-led gallery tour of the current exhibition, American Travelers: A Watercolor Journey Through Spain, Portugal, and Mexico. Featuring the Contemporary Works of Timothy J. Clark.
Published: August 1, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Grover Cleveland Birthplace Tour
October 8, 2022  03:00 PM-04:30 PM  Grover Cleveland Birthplace Historic Site

Grover Cleveland Birthplace TourTours

Welcome to the Grover Cleveland Birthplace. On your tour, you will enter the 1832 parsonage that the Cleveland family lived in from 1834 to 1840. You will learn about family life in 1830`s Caldwell, and view numerous Cleveland family artifacts along with artifacts and exhibits related to Grover Cleveland’s time as president and beyond.
Published: October 2, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Walking Tour with Ecological Artist, Susan Hoenig
October 8, 2022

Walking Tour with Ecological Artist, Susan HoenigTours

Susan Hoenig will lead a Walking Tour of Ecological Leaf Sculptures in the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 8, 2022, 2-4 pm
Published: October 2, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Fall Foliage: Urban Nature Walk
October 9, 2022  10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Fall Foliage: Urban Nature WalkTours

It`s fall, which means new things to see outside! Join the Reservoir Preservation Alliance on another tour of the area directly outside of Reservoir #3 to look for and learn about the trees, small plants, and wildlife found in the Reservoir and throughout Jersey City.
Published: October 5, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Workshop “Finding your Creative Voice”
October 9, 2022  12:00 PM-03:00 PM  Kreate Hub

Workshop “Finding your Creative Voice”Workshops

Mixed media artist Valerie Deas will teach participants how to use a variety of techniques and materials, we will practice creative thinking, playfully unlocking, freeing, and nurturing our creative voices.
Published: October 5, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “3 Proven Strategies to Help Your Novice Teachers Thrive”
October 10, 2022  03:00 PM-04:00 PM

Webinar “3 Proven Strategies to Help Your Novice Teachers Thrive”Webinars

New teachers, career changers, paraprofessionals, and substitute teachers are teaching in record numbers. As leaders, we want to ensure that our novice teachers are effective, feel supported, and are excited to continue teaching at our schools. HOW?
Published: October 3, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Creating and Leading a Professional Team of Lifelong Learners”
October 10, 2022  05:00 PM-06:00 PM

Webinar “Creating and Leading a Professional Team of Lifelong Learners”Webinars

In this edLeader Panel, three leading superintendents share the strategies their districts implement to assure that their professional learning programs are aligned to improving digital literacy and the technical capacity of their educators, administrators, students, and even parents and families.
Published: October 3, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in the Classroom”
October 10, 2022  01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Webinar “Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in the Classroom”Webinars

Join Vicki Saylor, Senior Manager of Education and Community Partnerships at Common Sense Media, for a very special conversation with international award-winning author and bilingual educator Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, the co-creator of Miguel and the Amazing Alebrijes, the companion book to the Academy Award-winning movie Coco. Also joining the conversation is Laura Ordoñez, Head of Podcast Ratings and Reviews for Common Sense Media.
Published: October 3, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Computer Basics: One-on-One Session
October 10, 2022 until Oct 31, 2022 (on Mon)  12:15 PM-01:00 PM  George Bruce Library

Computer Basics: One-on-One SessionCourses

This event will take place in person at George Bruce Library. Do you want to learn more about computers?
Published: October 5, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
The Hop Shop Open Mic
October 10, 2022 until Nov 28, 2022 (on Mon)  07:30 PM-09:30 PM  The Hop Shop

The Hop Shop Open MicTheaters

Come to The Hop Shop for free stand-up comedy near you every Monday at 7. This fun open mic is open to all acts, including music and poetry.
Published: August 22, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Beginner Yoga 7 Day Group Challenge
October 10, 2022 until Dec 26, 2022 (on Mon)  06:30 PM-08:00 PM

Free Beginner Yoga 7 Day Group ChallengeSports events

While we are mostly still couped up at home, we wanted to pose a little ’group challenge’ to keep you active and also learn more about yoga for both men and women.
Published: June 16, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Wonderful World of Plants — Nature Awareness Walk
October 10, 2022  01:00 PM-04:00 PM  WNYC Transmitter Park

Wonderful World of Plants — Nature Awareness WalkTours

Welcome! The New York City EcoFlora Project is hosting a nature walk in order to document, identify, share, and enjoy the plants and organisms that grow spontaneously in NYC.
Published: October 5, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Shifting Reading Instruction in a Realistic and Manageable Way: The Gentle Shift”
October 11, 2022  02:00 PM-03:00 PM

Webinar “Shifting Reading Instruction in a Realistic and Manageable Way: The Gentle Shift”Webinars

During this edWebinar, educators will receive a quick summary of the current movement in education towards structured literacy. They will then be introduced to practical approaches for shifting mindset and instruction, in areas such as reading groups/centers, planning methods, daily routines, and educational materials—all without needing to overspend or overwhelm.
Published: October 3, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Best Practices to Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assessment and Solutions Implementation”
October 11, 2022  01:00 PM-01:40 PM

Webinar “Best Practices to Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assessment and Solutions Implementation”Webinars

Learn to secure information about the security weaknesses in your environment and help your team learn to remediate or mitigate the issues before they can be exploited. Gain a better understanding of your IT infrastructure, security flaws, and overall risk to reduce the likelihood of a cybercriminal securing unauthorized access to your organization’s data.
Published: October 3, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Workshop “How To Sing”
October 11, 2022 until Dec 27, 2022 (on Tue)

Free Workshop “How To Sing”Workshops

Be ready for karaoke when we get back to offline events with this singing online workshop!
Published: July 23, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Bilingual Family Literacy: Strategies to Support Dual Language Learners”
October 11, 2022  04:00 PM-05:00 PM

Webinar “Bilingual Family Literacy: Strategies to Support Dual Language Learners”Webinars

In this edWebinar, attendees will explore the importance of at-home materials for bilingual families and strategies for using literacy-based discussion prompts to strengthen participation. Literacy experts will review why it is important to collaborate with families, both in person and digitally, and strategies observed from the field for doing so. Dr. Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Clinical Associate Professor at Erikson Institute in Chicago, will discuss her home ecology research.
Published: October 3, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Why MTSS Isn’t Just for Elementary Schools: Making the Framework Work at the Secondary Level”
October 12, 2022  02:00 PM-03:00 PM

Webinar “Why MTSS Isn’t Just for Elementary Schools: Making the Framework Work at the Secondary Level”Webinars

In a recent survey* more than 400 middle and high school educators shared their experiences using (or attempting to use) Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) within their schools. Their feedback highlighted the universal challenges and barriers that often prevent the successful implementation of MTSS at the secondary level.
Published: October 4, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Saving Democracy with Civil Discourse”
October 12, 2022  03:00 PM-04:00 PM

Webinar “Saving Democracy with Civil Discourse”Webinars

The ultimate goal of democracy is for people to resolve differences and make decisions peacefully. Teaching students to frame discussions in healthy ways has never been more important. This edWebinar will help you take on this challenge by looking at research-based strategies for classroom dialogues, discussions, and debates.
Published: October 4, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Measuring Tutors` Success: High Impact or Bust?”
October 12, 2022  04:00 PM-05:00 PM

Webinar “Measuring Tutors` Success: High Impact or Bust?”Webinars

Attendees will learn about the current research on tutoring as schools scale learning recovery programs nationwide, how to build research and evaluation into a district’s tutoring program, and how to effectively deploy online tutoring programs and leverage new technology to make a bigger impact.
Published: October 4, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Microsoft Word for Beginners
October 12, 2022 until Oct 26, 2022 (on Wed)  11:00 AM-12:00 PM  Sedgwick Library

Microsoft Word for BeginnersCourses

Come learn how to enter and edit text, save files, and more.
Published: October 5, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Americonned: Film Screening and Discussion
October 12, 2022  06:30 PM-07:30 PM  The Graduate Center

Americonned: Film Screening and DiscussionMovies

Join us for a preview of the new film Americonned, about the deep and pervasive effects of income inequality in America and the impact on American workers.
Published: September 29, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
The Famous Village Idiot Show
October 12, 2022 until Dec 28, 2022 (on Wed)  07:30 PM-09:30 PM  Juke Bar

The Famous Village Idiot ShowTheaters

The Village Idiot Comedy Show is the best kept secret in NYC. A free weekly stand-up comedy show in an underground, Irish Pub. Reserve fast.
Published: August 22, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
2022 Bell Works Fresh Farmers & Makers Market Season
October 12, 2022 until Nov 23, 2022 (on Wed)  11:00 AM-04:00 PM  Bell Works

2022 Bell Works Fresh Farmers & Makers Market SeasonFairs

The weekly farmers` & markets market season runs on Wednesdays and features around 50 local artists, makers, farmers, and food purveyors.
Published: September 29, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Painting Workshop
October 12, 2022 until Dec 28, 2022 (on Wed)  02:00 PM-05:30 PM

Painting WorkshopWorkshops

Come to a professional art studio to experience the most popular art event on Instagram!
Published: September 2, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Intro Machine Learning Free Workshop
October 12, 2022 until Dec 28, 2022 (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: July 22, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Pranayama. Free Weekly Class
October 12, 2022 until Dec 28, 2022 (on Wed)  01:00 PM-01:30 PM

Pranayama. Free Weekly ClassWorkshops

Joy Of Breathing Free Online Class.
Published: May 12, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
A Bigger World — Being in the World Festival
October 12, 2022  07:00 PM-10:00 PM  Teachers College, Columbia University

A Bigger World — Being in the World FestivalMovies

A Bigger World (Un Monde plus grand) Fabienne Berthaud, 2019, 100 min. Fiction, based on a true story
Published: September 29, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
MCAS Oct Bird Walk at Sandy Hook
October 15, 2022  10:00 AM-12:00 PM  Sandy Hook – Gateway National Recreation Area

MCAS Oct Bird Walk at Sandy HookTours

2-hour walk in search of birds migrating south along the coast to their wintering grounds. We will look for waterfowl, hawks, and passerines
Published: October 5, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Explore Riverside Park`s Forever Wild Forest
October 15, 2022  10:00 AM-12:00 PM  West 116th Street & Riverside Drive

Explore Riverside Park`s Forever Wild ForestTours

In celebration of the City of Forest Day, Riverside Park Conservancy will host a family-friendly event at the Park`s 116th Street and Riverside Drive entrance and Forever Wild Forest.
Published: October 5, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa