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Fri, October 4, 2013
Free events, free things to do in New York City, NYC

All events, things to do on Friday, October 4, 2013 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Infrastructure Aesthetics: A Screening and Artist Talk by Deborah Stratman
free events nyc An Evening of Piano Fantasies: Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin and Carter
free events nyc Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby (2013): Vast Carelessness of the Rich
free events nyc Hank & Cupcakes, Indie Pop Duo
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Workshop |
Increase physical balance, strength, and mental focus. Learn the ancient Chinese martial art with expert ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshops, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Tai Chi in the Park
Workshop |
Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshops, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Catch and Release Fishing
Tour |
This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway* to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free plus $6.75 metrocard; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, All-in-One Downtown Tour
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Tour
Tour |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Lower Manhattan Tour
Workshop |
Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshops, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Catch & Release Fishing
Workshop |
Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshops, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Park Pétanque
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$6; $5 seniors/students; reservation required
Tours, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Cathedral Tour
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance
Tours, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Gallery Talk |
A Museum Ambassador gives a 45-minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Gallery Talks, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Infinity of Nations Guided Tour
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshops, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Learn Juggling in the Park
Park Walk |
You'll be amazed at what you'll see.... a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Park Walks, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, “Cross Park Promenade” Tour
Screening |
A tribute to pioneering intermedia artist and filmmaker Jud Yalkut (1938-2013) with a daylong celebration ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screenings, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Filmmaker Jud Yalkut: A Daylong Tribute Screening
Concert |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Bach at Noon
Tour |
Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Tours, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour
Workshop |
Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; pre-registration recommended
Workshops, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Learn Fencing in the Park
Conference |
A small protest against the destruction of Gezi Park in downtown Istanbul in late May has triggered wide-ranging ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Conferences, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Talk Turkey: Rethinking Life Since Gezi
Tour |
A Museum Ambassador provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Tours, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, US Customs House Building Tour
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$6; $5 seniors/students; reservation required
Tours, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Cathedral Tour
Film |
Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock. After their high school basketball coach passes ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Films, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Dennis Dugan's Grown Ups (2010): Crude Comedy
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Harlem Tour
Tour |
A Museum Ambassador provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Tours, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, US Customs House Building Tour
Book Reading |
Presentation of the book, including many authoritative articles and numerous photographs and reproductions ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; contributions welcome
Book Readings, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Manju Kak discusses her book Nicholas Roerich: A Quest and A Legacy
Film |
With Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher. Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Films, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby (2013): Vast Carelessness of the Rich
Park Walk |
Join Free Tours by Foot as they stroll through the park and tell the epic story of New York's green oasis. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Central Park Sunset Tour
Poetry Reading |
Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa’s latest work is “Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parker: ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Poetry Readings, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Poets on War: A Reading for Refugee Youth in South Sudan, with Pulitzer Winner Yusef Komunyakaa
Talk |
Faculty members Carla Diana and Emilie Baltz discuss their plans for their joint 14-week residency. During ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Artists Talk: Carla Diana and Emilie Baltz
Concert |
Dolunay, meaning “full moon,” plays Rumeli urban folk, the music of the Turkish people across the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Dolunay performs Rumeli, a traditional Turkish music
Park Walk |
The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, The High Line Night Tour
Screening |
Following a comprehensive retrospective of her films at the Museum of Modern Art in June, Stratman will ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screenings, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Infrastructure Aesthetics: A Screening and Artist Talk by Deborah Stratman
Book Reading |
For the past five years, every Monday, gathering workers, students, teachers—writers all—have roamed, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Book Readings, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Book Launch: Esperanzas Desesperadas/Desperate Hopes, an Anthology of Latino Writing
Opening Reception |
Dedicated to the memory of Averlyn Archer, Canvas, Paper & Stone Gallery owner, art collector and founding ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Receptions, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Classics & Contemporaries: The Canvas, Paper & Stone Gallery Collection
Film |
Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Philadelphia Black Panther ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested admission
Films, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Stephen Vittoria's Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal (2013): Documentary on the Convicted Cop Killer
Book Reading |
Renowned authors Jonathan Franzen and Daniel Kehlmann will speak about The Kraus Project with ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Book Readings, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Jonathan Franzen discusses his book The Kraus Project
Book Reading |
Victor LaValle's most recent novel is out from Spiegel & Grau. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Readings, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Victor Lavalle reads from his book The Devil in Silver
Book Reading |
One of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers transports readers on a journey back to one amazing ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Readings, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Bill Bryson reads from his book One Summer: America 1927
Concert |
An evening of chamber music by Brahms and Schuman. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concerts, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Faculty Viola Recital: Chiu-Chen Liu

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Performances, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Comedy in East Village

free
Concerts, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, An Evening of Piano Fantasies: Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin and Carter
Performance |
With: Wyatt Cenac, MC Chris, Downtown History, NYC Trivia, and more. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5; reservations required
Performances, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Nat Towsen's Downtown Variety Hour, Featuring The Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac
Concert |
Words and Music by Michael John LaChiusa. Based on short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa as translated ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Concerts, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Voices À La Carte perform See What I Wanna See
Tour |
New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour

Regular: $69
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, New take on the powerful classic

Regular: $79
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, a mind-blowing show!

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, crazed horror anthology...

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Performances, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Comedy in East Village
Concert |
Hailing from Israeli by way of Williamsburg, the husband-and-wife duo Hank & Cupcakes has garnered steady ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

No cover, no minimum
Concerts, October 04, 2013, 10/04/2013, Hank & Cupcakes, Indie Pop Duo
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Theater | Extraordinary drama comes from London to NYC!

Regular: $65; Member: $0.00

Theater | Percussion musical

Regular: $38; Member: $0.00

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