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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 1, 2018?

Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away! 35 free events take place on November 1 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out November 1 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of November . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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All events, things to do on November 1, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga


Sharyn Hahn starts your day with a morning yoga practice. You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. You may bring your own coffee or tea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga

Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Tuesdays and Thursdays through December 28, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Morning Fitness

Workshop | Career Finders Bootcamp: Networking


An interactive session for career coaching, skill-building, peer feedback, networking and to help you stay focused on your goals. In this series, you will explore all stages of the job search and learn proven techniques to accelerate your work.   Upcoming Session: Thursday, Nov 8: Interviewing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Career Finders Bootcamp: Networking

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Networking


Looking for a job? Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and what HR is looking for in your application. Laptops will be first-come-first-served; bring your own if you have one. Also bring paper copies of your resume/cover letter, or have the file accessible via email or flash drive. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Essentials for Job Seekers: Networking

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Bach at Noon

Reading | Literature Workshop: Gothic Poetry


Do you want to find time for literature in your busy life? Join to celebrate literature in bite-size servings! Read aloud, enact, and discuss passages of classic and contemporary literature from across the globe. This session we'll be reading and discussing the genre of Gothic poetry. Come for a discussion of poets who invoke darkness, fearfulness, and repressed desire in their verses. We'll be reading from Poe, Wilde, and Baudelaire, among others. All literary enthusiasts are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night: Curators' Perspective Tour


A tour of the exhibition with co-curators Diana Nawi and Nicole Smythe-Johnson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night: Curators' Perspective Tour

Lesson | Immigrant Writing Workshop


Free writing classes to inspire immigrants to tell their own immigrant stories. The workshops involve reading, responding to short immigrant narratives, and writing exercises led by experienced teachers. Required reading: The face: a time code by Ruth L Ozeki. Classes are conducted in English. Upcoming dates:  November 8, November 15, November 29, December 6. Attendance to all sessions is required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Immigrant Writing Workshop

Film | The Heiress (1949): Winner of 4 Oscars


A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter. Directors William Wyler. Starring Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson. 115 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, The Heiress (1949): Winner of 4 Oscars

Film | The Man Who Would Be King (1975) with Sean Connery: Nominated for 4 Oscars


Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander. Directors John Huston. 129 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, The Man Who Would Be King (1975) with Sean Connery: Nominated for 4 Oscars

Film | Avengers: Infinity War (2018): a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics


The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo. 149 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Avengers: Infinity War (2018): a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics

Lecture | America Classifies the Immigrants: From Ellis Island to 2010


A lecture by Joel Perlmann, Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and Research Professor at Bard College.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, America Classifies the Immigrants: From Ellis Island to 2010

Author Reading | They Said No to Nixon: Republicans Who Stood Up to the President’s Abuses of Power


Author Michael Koncewicz worked for the National Archives at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum where he organized nonpartisan public programs and contributed to the museum’s research and editing process, including the renovated Watergate Gallery.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, They Said No to Nixon: Republicans Who Stood Up to the President’s Abuses of Power

Lecture | The Rise of Hindu Nationalism


Speaker Preeti Sampat represents the Sociology Program in the School of Liberal Studies at Ambedkar University Delhi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, The Rise of Hindu Nationalism

Book Club | Misty Copeland's Life In Motion


Determination meets dance in this memoir by the history-making ballerina. In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Misty Copeland is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States. In addition to her dance career, Copeland has become a public speaker, celebrity spokesperson and stage performer. She has written two autobiographical books and narrated a documentary about her career challenges, A Ballerina's Tale. In 2015, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Misty Copeland's Life In Motion

Opening Reception | The eye is not satisfied with seeing: Collages of America


A solo exhibition of mixed media collage works by New York-based artist Hai Zhang. Zhang's collages are reflective of the complexity of living in America, splicing together photographs (both altered and unaltered), strips of tape, paint, and stitching. The works often contain multiple vantage points of a single location or person, though the original images themselves are separated by intervals of several years. Figures reappear, age, and disappear throughout the entirety of the series, an echo of the relationships the artist has cultivated within these communities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, The eye is not satisfied with seeing: Collages of America

Opening Reception | Works from the Collection of John Ashbery


An exhibition of selected works from the collection of the celebrated New York poet and art critic, John Ashbery (1927 –2017). Bringing together paintings, drawings, and collages by artists such as Alex Katz, Jane Freilicher, Helen Frankenthaler, Fairfield Porter, Joe Brainard, and Larry Rivers, the presentation reflects the deep-rooted artistic and personal associations amongst a group of artists and poets who, between them, defined New York’s downtown scene for almost two decades from the 1950s onwards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Works from the Collection of John Ashbery

Opening Reception | Hot Farce: A Exhibition About Bad Faith Meta-Figuration and Sexual Satire


Featuring: Natalie Frank, Paul Gagner, Rebecca Morgan, Daniel Morowitz, Gahee Park, Anastasia Tarasenko, Patricia Renee Thomas
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Lesson | Ruling Ourselves: The Constitution of the United States


This course focuses on the purpose of the United States' Constitution to end tyranny and to protect our freedom--after we had won it from the British--and to establish a prototype of self-governance so we could live in peace with each other and pursue the blessings of liberty.  Topic of the week: The powers of the states. Upcoming dates: November 8 from 6:00 - 7:30pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Ruling Ourselves: The Constitution of the United States

Lesson | Thinking about the tyranny in the 21C


In this course, you will spend time thinking about the meaning of tyranny in the 21st century. To do this, the group will read theoretical accounts of tyranny given by different writers, scholars, and philosophers ranging from Plato to Hannah Arendt. This workshop will seek to understand what leads a society to embrace a tyrannical leader and how citizens of a society ensconced in tyranny can resist the totalitarian actions of such a leader.   About the Professor: Erik Zimmerman is a PhD candidate in philosophy at The New School for Social Research where he teaches courses in gender and sexuality studies and philosophy. In addition, Erik is an editor at Routledge Press, where he publishes books on the sociology and gender studies lists, and he is a regular contributor to publications such as Into and OUT Magazine. This course will take place on Thursdays, October 18, 25, November 1, 8, and 15 from 6:00 - 7:30pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signing | America Border Culture Dreamer: The Young Immigrant Experience from A to Z


America Border Culture Dreamer presents poignant and powerful images and definitions along with personal stories of change, hardship, and hope. This book casts a new light on the crucial, under-heard voices of teenage immigrants themselves, making a vital contribution to the timely national conversation about immigration in America. In a unique collaboration with photographer and educator Wendy Ewald, eighteen immigrant teenagers create an alphabet defining their experiences in pictures and words. Ewald helped the teenagers pose for and design the photographs, interviewing them along the way about their own journeys and perspectives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | MedShadow: Raising Awareness About Side Effects


MedShadow Foundation is the independent nonprofit that informs people about the side effects, long term effects, risks and benefits of medicine, both over the counter and prescription drugs. MedShadow accepts no funding from pharmaceutical or medical device companies. Speakers include US Representative Carolyn Maloney and Dr. Lillie Rosenthal. Location: Xavier High School, 30 W 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | My Unexpected Career in Rock Music Photography


An award-winning filmmaker and photographer, Amalie R. Rothschild is noted for her photographs of seminal rock events, venues and musicians from 1968 to 1974. She was considered the unofficial house photographer of the Joshua Light Show at the Fillmore East Theater in New York and was on staff at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. During that period she photographed most of the major east coast rock music events including the 1969 Newport Festival, Tanglewood, The Who's U.S. premiere of Tommy, the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden and Bob Dylan's 1974 tour. In this talk she will discuss how being in the right place at the right time led her to record the birth of rock theater creating a 20,000 picture archive. She'll show many photographs and will screen an excerpt of one of the very early 16mm music videos.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer followed by a performance


Celebrate the work of musician, vocalist, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw. This hourlong experience, curated and hosted by Shaw will feature performances of Shaw’s compositions by Juilliard students and culminate in Shaw singing with a Juilliard string quartet in a performance of her work By & By. Caroline was the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013 for Partita for 8 Voices, written for the Grammy-winning Roomful of Teeth, of which she is a member. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer followed by a performance

Book Club | Alice Mcdermott's The Ninth Hour


A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early 20th-century Catholic Brooklyn.  Alice McDermott is an American writer and university professor. For her 1998 novel Charming Billy she won an American Book Award and the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. McDermott is Johns Hopkins University's Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Baritone Sherrill Milnes


The second Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features renowned American baritone Sherrill Milnes, whose commanding stage presence and majestic voice starred over 650 times at the Met placing him in the all-time operatic Hall of Fame.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Pioneering Women's Heart Health


Dr. Nieca Goldberg is a pioneer in women's heart health. Author of the award-winning book The Women's Healthy Heart Program, Goldberg is the medical director of the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health at NYU Langone, a national spokeperson for the American Heart Association, and she started the "Go Red for Women" campaign.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | DrawNow! Workshop


Explore how drawing operates in the world today. Coffee and art materials provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author


Colson Whitehead is the author of six novels, including The Intuitionist, Zone One, and, most recently, The Underground Railroad, for which he won the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The recipient of multiple awards, including a Whiting Award, a MacArthur “Genius Grant,” and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Whitehead has taught at Princeton, NYU, the University of Houston, and Columbia. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author

Opening Reception | Here & Not Yet: Fellows Show Their Work


The exhibition will showcase new work by the 2017-2018 Queer|Art|Mentorship Fellows, produced as an outcome of their participation in Queer|Art’s celebrated year-long intergenerational creative and professional development program, now entering its eighth year. With works of film, literature, performance, and visual art by Justin Allen, David Antonio Cruz, Marco DaSilva, Federica Gianni, Lucas Habte, Ryan Haddad, Lamya Haq, Jarrett Key, Madsen Minax, and Zoe Schlacter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Here & Not Yet: Fellows Show Their Work

Poetry Reading | Useful Verses: Prize-Winning Poetry


Welcome the winner of one of the poetry world’s most coveted prizes, the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for First Full Collection. Richard Osmond will read from his collection. Osmond will be introduced by Northern Irish poet and novelist Nick Laird.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Useful Verses: Prize-Winning Poetry

Author Reading | My American History: Lesbian and Gay Life During the Reagan and Bush Years


Sarah Schulman’s experiences as an artist and as a lesbian, AIDS and feminist activist spotlight the intrinsic homophobia of American society, and provide the basis for crucial discussions about the ways forward in the fight for equality. My American History is a collection that gives voice to both the personal and political struggles of feminist and lesbian and gay communities in the 1980s. It is an important historical record that will enlighten and inform activists, as well as academics of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies, in the 21st century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, My American History: Lesbian and Gay Life During the Reagan and Bush Years

Author Reading | Jane Dickson in Times Square: When New York Was New York


Artist Jane Dickson is a deep-rooted and central voice in New York City's complex creative history. In the late 1970s and early '80s, she was part of the movement joining the legacies of downtown art, punk rock, and hip hop through her involvement with the Colab art collective, the Fashion Moda gallery, and legendary exhibitions including the Real Estate Show and Times Square Show. In the midst of this groundbreaking work, Dickson lived, worked and raised two children in an apartment on 43rd Street and 8th Avenue at a time when the neighborhood was at its most infamous, crime-ridden, and spectacularly seedy. Through it all, she photographed, drew and painted extraordinary scenes of life in Times Square. These works, many of which are reproduced here for the first time, include candid documentary snapshots, roughly vibrant charcoal sketches, and paintings created on surfaces ranging from sandpaper to Brillo pads. Featuring a foreword by Chris Kraus and afterword by Fab Five Freddy, Jane Dickson in Times Square is a time machine back to a New York City that was truly wild: lawless, manic, sometimes squalid, sometimes magnificent.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Jane Dickson in Times Square: When New York Was New York

Author Reading | Algiers, Third World Capital: Freedom Fighters, Revolutionaries, Black Panthers


A child of the Great Depression, Elaine Mokhtefi left the United States in the early 1950s. She was on the run from McCarthyism and from the provincialism she'd encountered as a student in segregated Georgia. After time in Paris, she moved to Algiers which, following independence in 1962, has become a beacon and safe haven for radicals all around the world. Freedom fighters, anti-fascists and political exiles flocked to it from Spain, Portugal South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and the United States. Mokhtefi, a journalist and translator, found her home here.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 01, 2018, 11/01/2018, Algiers, Third World Capital: Freedom Fighters, Revolutionaries, Black Panthers

Discussion | Rethinking Gender


Some political movements around the world promise a return to an imaginary past in which clear and stable gender divisions maintained order and comfort for all. But what is the glorious gender future that is the opposite of the dark gender past? With Phia Ménard, Eric Fassin, and Sasha Velour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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