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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 5, 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! 34 free events take place on November 5 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 5 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 5, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936): Comedy by the legend
free events nyc Messengers of Disaster: how foreseeing the destruction of the European Jews was met with ndifference and rejection
free events nyc A Musical Evening: Celebrating 35 Years of Shows
free events nyc Animated Spirits Film Festival: New Work from Europe
free events nyc New York’s New-Music Landscape
free events nyc Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962): French feminism and existentialism
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Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system. Mondays, October 15 through December 17, 2018
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Morning Meditation

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Film | The House of Yes (1997): Jackie O Wannabe


A mentally unbalanced young woman (who thinks she's Jackie Kennedy) flips into a murderous rage when her brother returns home to reveal he's engaged. Directors Mark S. Waters. Starring Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Tori Spelling. 85 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, The House of Yes (1997): Jackie O Wannabe

Talk | Animation's Experiments in Film Language


Robert Sowa, the head of Animation Film Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts Krakow, Poland, presents this case study lecture on the subject of experimentation in digital 3D animation. He will demonstrate the stages of project development from conceptual work, through storyboarding, trials and tests confronted with the excerpts from final outcomes. In his presentation, he will also discuss the field of CGI experiments with stereoscopy, contemporary music and documentary filmmaking, with examples from his own work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Animation's Experiments in Film Language

Workshop | Meditation Mondays


Meditation Mondays provides a meditative space into which people are invited for an hour of individual meditation, contemplation, centering, breathing, or prayer—whatever soothes and relaxes your soul. Some folks sit for 5 minutes, others the entire hour. In this fast-paced city, any amount of meditation can be beneficial. The meditation is not guided; it is "public personal" meditation. The space and the calming music will be provided.  Every Monday, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Meditation Mondays

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | King in the Wilderness (2018): The Finals Chapters of MLK's Life


King in the Wilderness chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. While the Black Power movement saw his nonviolence as weakness and President Lyndon B. Johnson saw his anti-Vietnam War speeches as irresponsible, King’s unyielding belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos. Directed by Peter Kunhardt. 111 min. Followed by a Q&A with editor Maya Mumma.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, King in the Wilderness (2018): The Finals Chapters of MLK's Life

Film | Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936): Comedy by the legend


The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. Director: Charles Chaplin. Starring Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman. 87 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Films, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936): Comedy by the legend

Classical Music | Bach at One Concert


The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; The Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein, chorusmaster and continuo; Robert Mealy, concertmaster; Julian Wachner, conductor. Program J.S.Bach (1685-1750) Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4 Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625-1673) Magnificat à 8 for choir, cornetto and 3 sackbuts
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Bach at One Concert

Film | Land of the Pharaohs (1955): Epic on William Faulkner's screenplay


A captured architect designs an ingenious plan to ensure the impregnability of tomb of a self-absorbed Pharaoh, obsessed with the security of his next life. Director: Howard Hawks. Starring Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, Dewey Martin. 106 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Land of the Pharaohs (1955): Epic on William Faulkner's screenplay

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Workshop | Writing club


Want to meet local writers? Commit to a writing schedule? Practice your craft through writing prompts? Read original work to get and give feedback? Then come to the biweekly meetings of the Writing Club  Writers of all genres and styles, at all levels, are welcome to participate. No sign-ups required. For adults (ages 18 and up)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Writing club

Lecture | From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation


Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor of Princeton University examines the struggle against racism in twenty-first century United States and places the Black Lives Matter movement within that context. Taylor looks at the promise of today's movements in opening the possibilty of a broader struggle for Black liberation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Film | Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962): French feminism and existentialism


Cleo, a singer, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor. Director: Agnes Varda. Starring: Corinne Marchan,  Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray. 90 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Films, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962): French feminism and existentialism

Book Club | Matthew Rosenberg's 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank


4 Kids Walk Into a Bank is the darkly comedic story of four burgeoning child criminals and their elaborate plans. When a group of bumbling criminals show up in her father's life looking to pull one last job, young Paige has two choices - let her father get caught up in their criminal hijinks or enlist her three best friends to do the job first. Paige picks the bad one. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Book Clubs, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Matthew Rosenberg's 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank

Reading | First Mondays: Readings of New Works in Progress


First Mondays allows for a mutually beneficial exchange between authors and audiences. Tonight's event: New Trans Literature with Jeanne Thornton, Nahshon Anderson and Torrey Peters.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, First Mondays: Readings of New Works in Progress

Discussion | Representation: What Does It Mean?


Each season since 2012, artists and writers across disciplines have gathered for a year-long series devoted to unpacking artistic and cultural terms as their meaning shifts--and may become more resonant or ambiguous--over time. This year, the series will revolve around "representation," particularly as the term at once conjures critical strategies in art from previous decades; the necessity of diverse publics; and, against the backdrop of precarious governing institutions, recent impulses toward non-representative social structures on both ends of the political spectrum. The second event of the season will feature presentations by artist and writer Tyler Coburn, artist and editor Devin N. Morris, and poet Precious Okoyomon.
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Lecture | Messengers of Disaster: how foreseeing the destruction of the European Jews was met with ndifference and rejection


In 1941, a few Polish men, including Raphael Lemkin, a Jewish lawyer, and Jan Karski, a Catholic resistant, foresaw the intensity and the specific nature of the destruction of the European Jews among other war crimes. They tried to convey what they knew, but they were met with indifference and rejection. Based on Annette Becker’s most recent book, this talk explores the fights of these two men and situates these fights in the 20th-century history of “messengers of disaster,” who, since the genocide of the Armenians, have tried to alert the world to ongoing genocides.  Annette Becker is Professor of History at Université Paris Nanterre.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Lectures, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Messengers of Disaster: how foreseeing the destruction of the European Jews was met with ndifference and rejection

Author Reading | Dumb: Life After Losing Her Voice


Dumb’s protagonist Georgia lives the relatively carefree and ordinary life of a twentysomething in Montreal: working at a café, volunteering at a local bike co-op, and going out on the town with friends. But when a sudden unanticipated throat injury forces her into months of silence, her life is thrown into disarray. Unable to work her customer service job, she must find new income. Conversing with friends becomes complicated and exhausting. And she is forced to give up a hobby she loves — singing! Navigating a world that appears to be closing in on her seems more and more impossible. With author Georgia Webber.
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Author Reading | Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Thriller


Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from bestselling author Lee Child. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Thriller

Discussion | Critical Animal Studies: Engaging in Activism for Animals


On the occasion of their joint book releases from the University of Chicago Press, authors and scholars Lori Gruen and Kathryn Gillespie discuss the transformative power of scholarship to bear witness. Incorporating the intersections with feminist, postcolonial, disability, environmental, and anti-racist scholarship. The authors share their insight on topics central to animal studies.
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Discussions, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Critical Animal Studies: Engaging in Activism for Animals

Slide Lecture | The AIDS Activist Project: Portraits from Around the Globe


The AIDS Activist Project is a collection of portraits of AIDS activists from around the globe, taken by veteran New York City photographer Bill Bytsura. When his partner died of AIDS complications in 1989, Bytsura became involved with the AIDS activist group ACT UP/New York. The intensity of their meetings inspired him to become involved in fighting the AIDS Crisis. The AIDS Activist Project includes powerful, visually striking photos of ACT UP members – and other AIDS activists—taken between 1989 and 1998 in San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Atlanta, Miami, Puerto Rico, Paris, the 1992 International Conference on AIDS in Amsterdam, and 1993 conference in Berlin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, The AIDS Activist Project: Portraits from Around the Globe

Concert | A Musical Evening: Celebrating 35 Years of Shows


A celebration of 35 years of premiering new musicals. Songs from: Langston in Harlem (Lyrics by Langston Hughes; music by Walter Marks), 27 Rue de Fleurs (Book and lyrics by Ted Sod; music and lyrics by Lisa Koch), Mabel Madness (Written by Trezana Beverley; original songs by Barry Levitt and Peter Napolitano) ReWrite (Music, lyrics and nook by Joe Iconis). Starring Trezana Beverley, Lorinda Lisitza, Barbara Rosenblat, Cheryl Stern, Josh Tower, Gayle Turner & C. Kelly Wright and many others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, A Musical Evening: Celebrating 35 Years of Shows

Screening | Animated Spirits Film Festival: New Work from Europe


Presenting the latest contemporary animation from Central and Eastern Europe. Animated short films from this region have an increasing approach to reflect on social and political subjects, often being dim, poignant, surreal and unconventional.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Animated Spirits Film Festival: New Work from Europe

Film | The Gospel According to Andre (2017): Bio of Fashion Figure


André Leon Talley has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it’s difficult to imagine a time when he wasn’t defining the boundaries of great style. This intimate portrait takes viewers on an emotional journey from André’s roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to become one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times. Director: Kate Novack 94 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, The Gospel According to Andre (2017): Bio of Fashion Figure

Play | A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy Updated


This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play. Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy Updated

Author Reading | Jerome Robbins, A Life in Dance


Critic, writer, and editor Wendy Lesser presents a lively and inspired biography celebrating the centennial of this master choreographer, dancer, and stage director.
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Discussion | New York’s New-Music Landscape


How is new music adapting to and challenging contemporary culture? The Marie-Josée Kravis New York Philharmonic Creative Partner Nadia Sirota; bassoonist/International Contemporary Ensemble co-artistic director Rebekah Heller; and Philharmonic Vice President of Artistic Planning Isaac Thompson survey the state of new music in New York City and consider its future.
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Discussions, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, New York’s New-Music Landscape

Staged Reading | Tom & Ted Go to the Races: A Fast-Track Education


At the Meadowlands racetrack, Tom and Ted get a fast-track racetrack education that they’ll never forget. 29th Street Playwrights Collective present thisstaged reading of Edgar Chisholm's play. With the actors Chauncey deLeon Gilbert, Toni Ann DeNoble, Stacey Dotson, and David Lamberton.
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Staged Readings, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Tom & Ted Go to the Races: A Fast-Track Education

Dance Performance | Experiments in Dance


A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join each season in performing at the historic church. Featuring: Ayano Elson Ethan “Simba” Graham Anya Liftig Tom Tsai
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Concert | Fun and fabulous music


D'Ambrose Boyd has shared the stage with such luminaries as Eartha Kitt, Mickey Rooney, Brenda Braxton, Ken Page, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Frank Langella. He has been on the boards of many Broadway, off-Broadway, Regional and European theaters. Some favorite performances include: Ain't Misbehavin', Wizard of Oz, Five Guys Named Moe, A Christmas Carol, Babes in Toyland and Wall to Wall Broadway: A Century of Musical Theater. He can be heard on many cast recordings and voice-overs for Nickelodeon. Followed by the open mic. No cover and no minimum.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, Fun and fabulous music
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Musical | Romantic musical

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Concert | Tribute to one of the most beloved American composers and lyricists

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Classical Music | Chamber works by Schumann and more

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Performance | Emmy winning comedian

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Classical Music | Piano works by Schumann and more

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