May NYC Events (05/31/21)

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.

Best Free Things To Do in NYC This Week

Monday, May 31, 2021
Mon, May 31 / 11:00 am – 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

Mon, May 31 / 7:00 pm – free
Concert | The New York Philharmonic: Memorial Day Concert (virtual, live stream)
A journey from the somber to the sublime. Gemma New conducts beloved classics, Jessie Montgomery’s v … more

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Tue, Jun 1 / 10:00 am – free, tip supported, advanced RSVP required
Tour | Villefranche – A Jewel of the French Riviera (virtual, live stream)
Midway between Nice and Monaco, Villefranche has long been regarded as one of the jewels of the C&oc … more

Tue, Jun 1 / 2:00 pm – free
Other | (IN-PERSON, outdoors)
The Art of Bubble-Making: Family Fun
Watch the art of bubble-making! We’ve all blown soap bubbles before but have you ever seen someone c … more

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Wed, Jun 2 / 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

Wed, Jun 2 / 7:00 pm
free, registration required
Tour | Garment District History Tour: Fashion, Immigrants, Child Labor, Triangle Factory Fire, Gangsters (virtual)
“Walk” the streets of the Garment District with your tour guide Mike Kaback. Topics incl … more

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Thu, Jun 3 / 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

Thu, Jun 3 / 7:30 pm – free
Opera | Met Opera: Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment (virtual, streaming for 23 hours)
With one virtuosic vocal display after another, Donizetti’s charming romantic comedy has long served … more

Friday, June 4, 2021
Fri, Jun 4 / 11:00 am – free, registration required
Museums | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Historic 1885 Ship and History Exhibition
Wavertree is a historic iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1885, now the largest wrought iro … more

Fri, Jun 4 / 7:00 pm – free
Concert | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Latin Music
Enjoy live salsa music with Cuarteto Guatac. … more

Fri, Jun 4 / 7:30 pm – free
Opera | Met Opera: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (virtual, streaming for 23 hours)
During the 2019-20 season, one of America’s greatest operas returned to the Met stage for the first … more

Saturday, June 5, 2021
Sat, Jun 5 / 10:00 am
free; RSVP required
Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Kayaking
Glide along the water while kayaking this summer! All levels are welcome. Children under 18 must hav … more

Sat, Jun 5 / 3:30 pm – free; RSVP required
Festival | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Glimpse: A Festival of Music, Dance and Storytelling
Glimpse is a celebration of life, joy, and new beginnings within the community through art of storyt … more

Sunday, June 6, 2021
Sun, Jun 6 / 10:00 am – free
Fair | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Flea Market in Brooklyn: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More
Shop for vintage clothing, furniture, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, art, handicrafts, and more. E … more

Sun, Jun 6 / 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

Sun, Jun 6 / 7:30 pm – free
Opera | Met Opera: Philip Glass’s Akhnaten (virtual, streaming for 23 hours)
One of the biggest hits of the 2019-20 season, Philip Glass’s Akhnaten is the third install … more

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