Thursday, July 28: Ice Cream Party, Feminine Power, Free Shakespeare + 84 More

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Today’s Events

Brooklyn Screams for Ice Cream—History & Tasting

I Can Sell My Body If I Wanna: Riot Grrrl Body Writing, Feminist Resistance & Neoliberalism

Green Witch: Plant Magic, Alchemy & the Wild Feminine

Free Paper Factory Hotel Summer Dance Party with Projections, Brass Bands & More

'Othello' in Riverside Park (Through Friday, August 21)

2016 Animation Block Party (Through Sunday, July 31)

Free Shakespeare in the Parking Lot: 'The Merchant of Venice' (Through Sunday, August 14)

Free Broadway Performances in Bryant Park: Waitress, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, Himself & Nora

Free Concerts Under the DUMBO Archway (Thursdays Through September 29)

Free Film: 'It Happened One Night'

Free Film: 'Wild Style'

Celebrate Female Leadership at 'DREAM, GIRL' Screening + BroadMic Live Podcast Taping

Design a Feminist Tank Top + Free Drinks

Free Jaime Woods Concert at Lincoln Center

Lyfe Jennings—Free Concert

Gregory Porter / Marcus Strickland & Twi-Life—Free Jazz Fusion Concert

Maurice Hines Tappin' Through Life / Michael Mwenso at Lincoln Center

What Are You Afraid Of? with Mara Wilson & Josh Gondelman

Drunk Science: OUTER SPACE

Free Film: 'Inside Out'

Free Film: 'Million Dollar Arm'

See free & cheap NYC events for tomorrow, Friday, July 29 (more added later today).

Trending: free films, concerts, Shakespeare, fitness & wellness classes

Ending Today

$9 Tickets to 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' (Through Thursday, July 28)

Free NYC Party Cruises (Through Thursday, July 28)

Ongoing

See more ongoing & upcoming NYC events

Free Admission to the Museum of the City of New York + Free Breakfast

'Pixar: The Design of Story' (Through Sunday, August 7)

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2016 (Through Sunday, August 21)

Two Huge Orchid Sculptures by Isa Genzken Rise Over Central Park (Through Sunday, August 21)

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge's 'Try to Altar Everything' Explores the Power of Devotion, Expression & Community (Through Monday, August 1)

Staten Island Unlimited 2016 Photography Triennial (Through Wednesday, August 31)

'Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History' Chronicles the Designer's Creative Projects (Through Sunday, August 7)

'Hey! Ho! Let's Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk' (Through Sunday, July 31)

'Wanderlust' on the High Line Explores Journeys We Make (Through March 2017)

18 Boombox Sculptures Transform Brooklyn Museum (Through Sunday, August 14)

'Disguise: Masks and Global African Art' at Brooklyn Museum (Through Sunday, September 18)

A 'Psycho'-Inspired House Perches on the Met's Rooftop Garden (Through Monday, October 31)

Free Weekday Piano Concerts in Bryant Park

Manus x Machina: Fashion In the Age of Technology (Through Friday, September 2)

Socrates Sculpture Park Celebrates 30 Years with 'LANDMARK' Exhibition (Through Sunday, August 28)

The Met's Annual Costume Exhibition Examines the Role of Tech in Haute Couture (Through Sunday, August 14)

FLOW.16 Exhibition + Free Tours (Through Saturday, October 29)

40-Foot 'Big Bling' Sculpture Inhabits Madison Sq. Park (Through Sunday, January 8)

'Uniformity' Uniform Exhibit at the Museum at FIT (Through Saturday, November 19)

Classic Arcade Games on Display at MoMI (Through Sunday, October 9)

SONIC CITY: New York's Innovative Musical Instrument Makers (Through Sunday, September 18)

$12 Speedboat Rides in New York Harbor (Through Labor Day)

Free NYC Beaches Are Open in Every Borough

Free Places to BBQ in All Five Boroughs

Free Public Kayaking in Manhattan

Governors Island is Open for 2016 with Even More to See (Through Sunday, September 25)

Jeffrey Deitch-Curated Murals on Display at Coney Island

Free Mini Golf on Governors Island

Martin Creed's Playful Installation at Park Ave. Armory (Through Sunday, August 7)

'Of the people' Shows How Americans Respond to Broken Election System (Through Sunday, July 31)

Discounted Admission to the Museum of Sex

Free Tickets to Dueling Pianos NYC (Through Friday, August 26)

'Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel' (Through Saturday, December 31)

Free Outdoor Pools in All 5 Boroughs

Free Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruises (Through Sunday, July 31)

Cheap NYC Street Art Walking Tours (Through Sunday, August 28)

See Katharina Grosse's Colorful Transformation of a Ft. Tilden Building (Through Wednesday, November 30)

Free Statue of Liberty Cruises (Through Sunday, July 31)

Free Performances 'Macbeth' from The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Through Sunday, July 31)

James Turrell's Light Projections from the Late '60s (Through Friday, July 29)

2016 NY Musical Festival (Through Sunday, August 7)

'diane arbus: in the beginning' Features Never-Before-Seen Photographs (Through Sunday, November 27)

Influence of the AIDS Crisis on American Art (Through Sunday, September 25)

2016 Queens World Film Festival Encores (Through Thursday, August 25)

The Sharing Movement's Impact on NYC's Future (Through Friday, September 2)

American Election Films Screened at BAM (Through Wednesday, August 3)

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' Off-Broadway (Through Wednesday, August 31)

Cheap Brooklyn Sights & Landmarks Cruises (Through Sunday, July 31)

Super Cheap Roller Skating in Prospect Park (Through Friday, September 30)

Free Shakespeare in NYC Parks: 'The Winter's Tale' (Through Sunday, August 14)

Free Shakespeare in the Park: 'Troilus and Cressida' (Through Sunday, August 14)

Asian American International Film Festival 2016 (Through Saturday, July 30)

2016 NYC Restaurant Week (Through Friday, August 19)

Free Bryant Park Yoga with Stellar Instructors Like Colleen & Rodney Yee + Elena Brower (Tuesdays & Thursdays Through September 22)

Free Fitness Classes & Performances in Union Sq. (Thursdays Through August 11)

Free Yoga Classes in Washington Sq. Park (Wednesdays & Thursdays Through September 8)

Iconic Midtown Architecture Tour (Tuesdays & Thursdays Through September 6)

Free Lunchtime Concerts at MetroTech Commons (Thursdays Through August 4)

Free Yoga in Prospect Park (Thursdays Through August 11)

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