New York’s coolest free classes

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Check out these cool free classes available in New York in 2013.

Check out these cool free classes available in New York in 2013.

NB: We doff our caps to The Hotel @ Times Square for bringing these to our attention.

“Hand-Made Crafternoon” at New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

These tutored classes provide materials and books for inspiration. Each session involves a different craft. Upcoming events focus on stitching, beading and decorative arts.

Gotham Writers’ Workshop at various independent book stores

This leading creative writing school frequently schedules free one-hour workshops in partnership with local booksellers. Topics include memoir writing, humor, screenwriting and character development

Get creative at the Socrates Sculpture Park

From May throughout the summer this neighborhood exhibition space in Long Island City teaches sustainable life skills workshops for adults. Classes include urban farming, composting, soap making, building with reclaimed wood, screen-printing and fishing.

Adventure with Urban Park Rangers

Rangers manage every park in the city. When not on patrol, these friendly folk lead visitors on free hikes, canoe outings, fishing trips, bird tours, and workshops, all with the aim of enhancing outdoor skills and revealing the natural marvels of New York’s urban ecosystem.

New York City Parks

New York City Parks run a packed calendar of activities aimed at children and adults year round. Check listings to see what workshops and events are available (note: some events have an admission fee).

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New York’s coolest free classes was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
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