May NYC Events (05/25/21)

Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3. Covid has required some changes.

Best Free Things To Do in NYC This Week

“The quality and quantity of free events, free things to do that take place in New York City every day of the year is truly amazing. So don’t miss the opportunities that only New York provides: stop wondering what to do; start taking advantage of free things to do, free events to go to in NYC today!”

Join Club Free Time – I Did, and it’s one of the best things I ever did. Here is a sample of FREE events this week. Get more information by going to the Club Free Time website.

Monday, May 24, 2021
Mon, May 24 / 10:00 am
free, tip supported, advanced RSVP required

Tour | Belgium: Get Lost in Medieval Bruges (virtual, live stream)
The picturesque town of Bruges is a must-see in Belgium. Go back in time to the Middle Ages and expl … more

Mon, May 24 / 6:00 pm
free
Classical Music | Baroque Music: Spanish Masterworks of the 18th Century (virtual)
Jude Ziliak (violin) and James Kennerley (harpsichord) perform rarely-heard gems by Jose Herrando, J … more

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Tue, May 25 / 12:00 am
free
Screening | Voices of Hope: A Collection of 12 Documentaries (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)
Explore music composed during World War I, composers oppressed during the Russian Revolution, a docu … more

Tue, May 25 / 2:00 pm
free; $10 donation requested; RSVP required
Author Reading | X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II (virtual)
In June 1942, Winston Churchill and his chief of staff devised an unusual plan: a new commando unit … more

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Wed, May 26 / 6:00 pm
free
Concert | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) R&B Hits of the 90’s-00’s
Step back in time with live music featuring 90s+00s R&B cover by Sanduba (Portuguese slang for “a sa … more

Wed, May 26 / 6:30 pm
Tickets start at $1
Classical Music | Orchestra of St. Luke’s Performs Chopin and Coleridge-Taylor (virtual)
Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Jeremy Denk, piano; Terrance McKnight, hostThe program is feat … more

Wed, May 26 / 7:00 pm
free; RSVP required
Author Reading | A Drop of Treason: Philip Agee and His Exposure of the CIA (virtual)
Before Edward Snowden there was Philip Agee. Jonathan Stevenson discusses his new biography of the f … more

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Thu, May 27 / 4:00 pm
free Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Band: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More
David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band is inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong … more

Thu, May 27 / 5:00 pm
free Concert | (IN-PERSON) Bach, Bartok, Broadway, The Beatles and More on Strings!
String trio performs musical selections from Bach, Bartok, Broadway to the Beatles! … more

Friday, May 28, 2021

Fri, May 28 / 6:00 pm
free
Festival | (IN-PERSON, indoors) The 26th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
Plays, musicals, cabaret, film, over one hundred artists and theatre groups. Come with proof of vacc … more

Fri, May 28 / 6:30 pm
free
Dance Performance | Ballet Hispanico Performs (virtual)
Enjoy performances by the Ballet Hispanico Company and student artists at the School of Dance with p … more

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Sat, May 29 / 1:00 pm
free; no reservation required
Festival | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Japan Performing Arts: Dance, Music & Kimono
JPA’s outdoor cultural program “Dance, Music & Kimono” this year introduces 10 different variation o … more

Sat, May 29 / 3:00 pm
free
Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Quartet Performs Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin
Saxophonists and clarinetists Peter and Will Anderson will be joined by Joe Boga on trumpet and Alex … more

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Sun, May 30 / 12:00 pm
free
Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Band: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More
David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band is inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong … more

Sun, May 30 / 3:00 pm
free
Jazz | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Jazz Quartet Performs Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin
Saxophonists and clarinetists Peter and Will Anderson will be joined by Joe Boga on trumpet and Alex … more

NB. My blogging platform WordPress has made changes in how it functions that are mostly unintelligible. Did WordPress ever hear:”If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

I will only be able to publish in a limited fashion until I can figure things out (hopefully.)

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