For nearly two centuries Washington Square Park has served as a beloved space for locals while attracting visitors from around the world. Join a Washington Square Park docent for this free tour, and learn about this iconic park past and present. Take a journey through history and learn about the park’s beginnings as a parade ground, the […]
Free and Public Events Around NYU
This highly popular free event will feature a huge roster of nearly 100 new and veteran artists in all mediums showing and selling their works directly to the public. Date: Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28) and June 2-3 Time: Noon to 6pm Location: On the sidewalks of University Place from East 13th Street south to Waverly Place This […]
Markazi is an exhibition of family portraits and photographs of daily life taken in Djibouti’s Markazi camp for refugees from Yemen. Dates and Times: Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm Location: 19 Washington Square North This exhibition is free and open to the public. Valid ID required. Learn more>>
What criminal justice system do we want for our city for the 21st century and what kinds of spaces do we need to support it? Join Elizabeth Glazer, Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, Stanley Richards, Executive Vice President, The Fortune Society and moderator Rosalie Genevro, Executive Director, The Architectural League, for a […]
In an age of Facebook, Instagram, and other forms of online networking, and at a moment when definitions of “friendship” are undergoing rapid change, “Our Troubled Youth” traces a complicated history of friendship before social media – through the artist’s personal archive of 1980s and 90s punk ephemera, through items from the Fales Library collection, […]
Dance the night away at the iconic Aster Place “Cube.” Featuring the very best beats of today, with a nod to the musical heritage of the East Village, 550 revelers will be able to switch their headphones between three different genres, played by three live DJs. The iconic Astor Place “Cube” will provide the ultimate […]
Enjoy various family-friendly activities centered on living green in NYC. Programming includes gardening, games, refreshments and much more. Date: Saturday, June 2 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Location: Union Square Park Central Lawn, Enter from 16th Street Transverse This event is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended. For more information and to […]
Come out for a FREE concert in Prospect Park by Grammy-Winning artist and activist, Common. Date: Tuesday, June 5 Time: Gates open @6:30 pm/Show @8:00 pm Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street & Prospect Park West Brooklyn, NY 11215 This event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.
Enjoy free music from a live orchestra in Washington Square Park, ranging from classical and opera to Latin and jazz. Tuesday, June 5th at 8pm: The Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Lutz Rath Robert Ingliss, oboe soloist Tuesday, June 12th at 8pm: The Festival Chamber Ensemble, Mélanie Genin, harp soloist Tuesday, June 19th at 8pm: The Festival Chamber Ensemble, with […]
Tai Chi: Tuesdays from 8:30am-9:30am, Improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination in this Taijiquan class open to beginner and experienced alike. This martial art, created in the 19th century in Beijing, China, is a gentle, non-impact exercise benefiting both body and mind. Practitioners Tina and Juan invite you to join them in their practice—northern Wu […]
Many questions can arise when you start medical treatment. How do you know if your medication is effective? Is there really a difference between generics and brand name drugs? Our team of experts answers these questions and explain how to read prescription labels and interpret expiration dates, how to organize your medications, how to dispose […]
Start your summer off right: Join an all-star team of leading soccer scholars, scribes and talking heads as they discuss the global phenomenon that is the World Cup. Date: Thursday, June 7 Time: 2pm Location: Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square (5th Floor) This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required.
Enjoy live music, food, pop-up parks, arts, and family fun at this free celebration of the rich cultural history, businesses and institutions of 8th Street! Date: Saturday, June 9 Time: 1pm-7pm Location: West 8th Street (Between 5th and 6th Avenues) This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more info!
Enjoy free films at the Jefferson Market Library in June! June 11 at 6pm: Human Desire (1954; 90 mins.) Dir: Fritz Lang. Based on the novel La Bete Humaine by Emile Zola. From the ads in ‘54: “She was born to be bad…to be kissed…to make trouble!” Starring Gloria Grahame and Glenn Ford. June 18 at 6pm: Scarlet Street (1945; 102 mins.) […]
Join for a discussion with author Dana Mills on her book Dance and Politics: Moving Beyond Boundaries. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture. Date: Tuesday, June 12 Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm Location: Tamiment Library, 70 Washington Square South (10th Floor) This event is free and open to the public. Registration and a valid photo ID required.
Join the Jefferson Market Library for a lively, moderated discussion on current events! A moderator will come prepared with two or more topics that have been in the news recently. Participants will vote on which topic they’d like to discuss the most, or bring their own topics for the group to vote on. The discussion will […]
Brooklyn artist Adam J. Kurtz will read and reflect on his most recent book. Whether you’re working full-time in a creative industry, or just looking for encouragement on a personal project, these charmingly blunt little essays will help push you in the right direction. Date: Wednesday, June 13 Time: 7pm-8pm Location: Artists & Fleas, 568 Broadway Event is free […]
With so many dental products on the market reflecting the improvements in oral health care, how do you know which products are the right ones for you? New York University’s College of Dentistry welcomes you to join us as we discuss, demonstrate, and educate older New Yorkers on dental products that may be recommended for […]
Come out and hear some of the best songs from hit Broadway musicals featuring current Broadway stars. Date: Friday, June 15 Time: 12pm Location: The Plaza @ 300 Ashland Place, Brooklyn This event is free and open to the public.
Queer Thoughts presents multi-media artist Diamond Stingily’s new poem, Movies Confuse People, on view 24/7 at 80WSE’s Stern Windows. Dates and times: 24/7 until June 17 Location: Stern Windows at 80 Washington Square East For more information, click here.
Frederick Law Olmsted’s masterworks of Central and Prospect Parks are cherished by New Yorkers, but his brilliant work carving nature into cities can be seen across the nation. Join the Brooklyn Historical Society for this documentary and presentation from the film’s lead researcher and historian. Date: Wednesday, June 20 Time: 6:30pm Location: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street […]
On the first day of summer, the annual Make Music New York celebration comes to NYU with music and dance from Cuba, West Africa, Ireland and Appalachia, featuring Oyu Oro, Mandara Music, and a hootenanny with In the Pines. Date: Thursday, June 21 Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Location: Oak Grove, Silver Towers, NYU, 100-110 Bleecker Street, […]
This exhibition utilizes geometry and whimsical elements to create a sense of presence. Location: NYU Langone Art Gallery, 550 First Avenue (adjacent to the Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center) This exhibition is free and open to the public. A photo ID may be required.
Artists will guide the public in the creation of a community mural. Date: Thursday, July 7 Time: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Astor Pl, New York, NY 10003 This event is free and open to the public. More information on this particular event is coming soon. For more information on events at Astor Place, click […]
Did you know that Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights have a rich and exciting history told through beautiful and special Art Deco buildings? Discover the neighborhood’s fascinating Art Deco architecture and design of the 1920s and 30s with an expert from the Art Deco Society of New York, architectural historian Matt Postal. Date: Thursday, July 12 […]
Bring a blanket, food, and friends to Movie Night Under the Arch featuring Disney Pixar’s Coco. Captions will be displayed for the movie. No tables, tents, and umbrellas are permitted and strictly enforced by Park Security. All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection. Date: Wednesday, July 18 Time: Seating opens at 6:00pm, movie starts at 8:30pm Location: Fountain […]
Bistro seating on the south plaza featuring songs styled for intimate venues. Date: Friday, July 27 Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Astor Pl, New York, NY 10003 This event is free and open to the public. More information on this particular event is coming soon. For more information on events at Astor Place, click […]
Bring a blanket, food, and friends to Movie Night Under the Arch featuring Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. Captions will be displayed for the movie. No tables, tents, and umbrellas are permitted and strictly enforced by Park Security. All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection. Date: Wednesday, August 15 Time: Seating opens at 6:00pm, movie starts at […]
Play work-in-progress games, give your feedback, and help develop the practice of game design in New York City. Bring a game, play games by our students, faculty, and local NYC game designers, and discuss how to push mechanics, refine designs, and bring everyone’s game to the next level. Date: Every Thursday Time: 5:00 pm Location: 2 Metrotech […]