Friday, August 5: Pokémon Party, M. Ward, Drone Racing + This Weekend

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Today’s Events

M. Ward / Margaret Glaspy—Free Lincoln Center Concert

Pokémon GO Party at Turnstyle

Shoestring Studio Launch Party with Free Drinks & Food

2016 Caribbean Jerk & Reggae Fest (Through Saturday, September 3)

2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships (Through Sunday, August 7)

Free Drag Disney Shows (Fridays Through November 18)

First Free Friday at the Noguchi Museum

Free Rooftop Dance Parties + 2-for-1 Drinks (Fridays Through September 2)

'Morris From America' Rooftop Films Screening

Broadway Burlesque (Fridays Through August 19)

Campfire Jamming & Storytelling at Riis Park Beach Bazaar (Fridays Through September 2)

Free Film: 'Big Hero 6'

'80s Hip Hop Roller Disco

Free Film: 'Penguins of Madagascar'

Free Coney Island Fireworks (Fridays Through September 2)

House Of Love Dance Party & Sensual Experience

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

Ending Today

Totally Public Karaoke (Fridays Through August 5)

This Weekend in NYC

Saturday 2016 Americanafest at Lincoln Center ft. Dr. John, Lucinda Williams & Patty Griffin (Through Sunday, August 7)

Saturday New Museum Herbalism Workshops with Sacred Vibes Apothecary (Saturdays Through August 6)

Saturday Monobloco / Cabruêra / Boogarins / DJ Luiz Santos

Saturday Complexions Contemporary Ballet / Master Class: Jamel Gaines

Saturday Argentine Wine & Tango Party

Saturday This Party Is Killing You: A Night of All Robyn Everything

Sunday Igmar Thomas & the Revive Big Band Present: A Journey Through the Legacy of Black Culture

Sunday Why Are We Obsessed with Unicorns? (Sundays Through August 7)

Sunday Free Film: 'Goosebumps'

Sunday Free Film: 'Risky Business'

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)

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)

'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)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot: 'The Merchant of Venice' (Through Saturday, August 13)

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)

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

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 Wednesday, August 31)

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)

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

Free Brooklyn Sights & Landmarks Cruises (Through Wednesday, August 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)

2016 NYC Restaurant Week (Through Friday, August 19)

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

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

Museum of Ice Cream is a Wonka-Like Wonderland with Edible Balloons & a Sprinkle Pool (Through Wednesday, August 31)

2016 Harlem Week (Through Saturday, August 27)

2016 Brasil Summerfest (Through Saturday, August 6)

2016 Pin & Patch Show + Free Beer (Through Tuesday, August 9)

2016 Bronx Salsa Fest (Through Sunday, August 28)

Free Stargazing at Lincoln Center (Fridays & Saturdays Through August 12)

Hangry Garden 2016 Pop-Up Food Oasis with Art, Games & More (Through Sunday, October 30)

Free Hip Hop Dance Aerobics Class (Fridays Through August 12)

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