The New York Philharmonic plays in Central Park at 8 PM. Great music fills the Great Lawn with a program including Liszt and selections from Grieg’s Peer Gynt suite. Concerts in the Park website.
Free tastings in Grand Central Terminal: every Monday in July. This week includes free coffee from Oren’s and Financier and free resuable totebags from Little Missmatched. Full schedule of tastings.
Free swing dance music: Get those toes tapping with the Hot Shim Sham Dance Orchestra, performing free 5:30-6:30 PM today in front of Macy’s Herald Square, plus a free dance lesson from DanceSport on 34th St. at 5 PM
Free Broadway shows: Enjoy hit songs from hit Broadway and Off-Broadway shows performed by cast members on Thursday in Bryant Park. Grab a picnic lunch and a spot on the lawn, 12:30 to 1:30. This week, Broadway in Bryant Park includes Pippin and Les Miserables.
Also on Thursday, Chinese choreographer Shen Wei, who plied his trade for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in 2008, presents his dance interpretation of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring for Celebrate Brooklyn. 8 PM at the Prospect Park Bandshell
Stay up to date with what’s free and cheap in NYC this summer on the NYC Summer Calendar.