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Fun Don’t Cost a Thing: 20 Free Events This August in NYC

What's better than having fun for free? Nothing. Live it up all month long without having to swipe your credit card thanks to these freebies.

By / July 27, 2017
    @corylynnmuldoon via Twenty20.
    @corylynnmuldoon via Twenty20.
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Tasting at Ten

Counter Culture Coffee New York Training Center

Get your (free) dose of caffeine and learn all about the specific brew’s origins and the brewing method used.

Free / RSVP

The Office Trivia

Stone Creek Bar and Lounge

You won't win a Dundee, but you will win eternal bragging rights if you have what it takes to crush this night of Dunder Mifflin trivia.

Free / RSVP

Hester Street Fair’s Lobster & Beer Day

Hester Street Fair

Arrive as early as you possibly can to score the best lobster and brews you'll find in one place this summer!

Free / RSVP

Beer Pong Tournament

Offside Tavern

It's free to enter this weekly tournament, where pitchers are just $10 and the winners score sweet prizes.

Free / RSVP

Party Like It’s 1999: 25 Years of Single Females

The Bell House

Give it up for all the solo female singers of the '90s! Dance the night away to the best of Britney, Christina, Madonna, Robyn, Janet, Alanis, and more, backed by other rad 1990s pop hits.

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Crown Heights Radio Presents: Sunday Vibes Party

Art Cafe + Bar

Join Crown Heights Radio for a perfect Sunday of indoor and outdoor fun, music, drinks, food and more.

Free / RSVP

New York Road Runners Presents: Monday Morning Yoga

NYRR Runcenter

Led by yoga teacher Steph Armijo, take part in a yoga class geared toward runners with a special focus on the muscle groups used in running: glutes, hamstrings, quads, core, and calves.

Free / RSVP

SummerScreen: Audience Choice

McCarren Park

Vote for the movie you want to see and hope that enough people feel the same way!

Free / RSVP

Babeland Summer BBQ

Babeland Brooklyn

Mix, mingle, and enjoy hot dogs, beer, and sex tips at Babeland's Brooklyn summer BBQ. And here's a friendly tip: arrive early for a chance to score free swag!

Free / RSVP

Free Stand-up Comedy Show at Niagara

Niagara Bar

Laugh the night away for free (we're not kidding) as you check out a range of stand-up comedy acts from the Late Show, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and more.

Free / RSVP

Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park

The popular Shakespeare in the Park series at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater continues with a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Enter the lottery for your chance at free tix.

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Secret Science Club

The Bell House

Deep in the heart of Brooklyn, weird scientific stuff will be happening. You never know what you might see, but you can count on a mind-blowing experience.

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Bryant Park Yoga Presented by Manduka

The Lawn, Bryant Park

Get your zen on in the heart of Midtown at an hour-long yoga class presented by Manduka and featuring instructors curated by Yoga Journal.

Free / RSVP

Sweat Fest NYC 2017

Naumburg Bandshell

Sweat it out at this fitness and health music festival in Central Park. It's an action-packed afternoon of boot camps, holistic healing, life coaching, nutrition workshops, and dance classes.

Free / RSVP

Paramore at Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series

Rumsey Playfield in Central Park

See Hayley Williams and company rock out for FREE as part of this summer's popular concert series.

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DEEP AEROBICS at House of Yes

House of Yes

Short for Death Electric Emo Protest, this wacky workout calls for dressing in whatever costume feels like the true you, and moving your body in any way, shape, and form that feels right.

Free / RSVP

41st Annual Brighton Jubilee

Brighton Beach

Get in one final beach trip before Labor Day, and cap off the day at Brighton Beach’s biggest bash of the summer, where 125,000 people are expected to attend.

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NYRR Open Run at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Pier 6

Runners of all levels are welcome to join this sunset fun run that will cover three miles and provide a killer view of Manhattan.

Free / RSVP

Women Speakers Series Presented by REI and OutdoorFest

Community Room at Threes Brewing

Hear about the women who are making the outdoors inclusive and accessible to everyone, with August 30th's talk focusing on rock climbing.

Free / RSVP

DogSlam Comedy at Brooklyn Bazaar

Brooklyn Bazaar

You're invited to try your improv skills in a supportive space, and then sit back and laugh as improv group Michael Jordan Steakhouse and stand-up show In The Sauce take over the stage.

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Melanie is a Jersey girl who now calls Brooklyn home. She’s written for Fuse TV, MTV News, Interview Magazine and more, and enjoys creating content that informs, inspires and entertains people. She’s passionate about music, running, cheese and dachshunds, and her husband fully accepts her love affair with NYC.

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