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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 12, 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! 24 free events take place on November 12 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 12 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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24 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on November 12, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
free events nyc A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy Updated
free events nyc Chamber works by Bach, Saariaho and Barrière
free events nyc For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics: Four African American Changemakers
free events nyc The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife 1965-2005
free events nyc On Call (2016): French Documentary
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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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9:45 am
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Workshops, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, Morning Meditation

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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, Street Fair

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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12:30 pm
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Workshops, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, 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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1:00 pm
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Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Tours, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

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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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Symposium | Japanese Playwrights Project


This event brings some of the brightest, most innovative, and most engaging emerging playwrights from Japan to New York to develop their pieces through translation into English and public readings of the work. The Japan Playwrights Project plays an important rolein introducing contemporary writing and dramaturgy from Japan to the US.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Symposiums, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, Japanese Playwrights Project

Workshop | Dance and sculpt


Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. This workshop takes place every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, Dance and sculpt

Author Reading | New Italian Migrations to the United States


Italian immigration from 1945 to the present is an American phenomenon too little explored in our historical studies. Until now. In this new collection, Laura Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra edit essays by an elite roster of scholars in Italian American studies. These interdisciplinary works focus on leading edge topics that range from politics of the McCarren-Walter Act and its effects on women to the ways Italian Americans mobilized against immigration restrictions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Author Readings, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, New Italian Migrations to the United States

Author Reading | For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics: Four African American Changemakers


Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore are four of the most influential African American women in the United States. Together, they call themselves the Colored Girls. As political strategists, organizers, CEOs, and more, they have made history and shaped politics. Following the midterm elections, the quartet will discuss their book For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics which touches on their friendship and how it has changed politics in America, while offering a roadmap for other women of color with political ambitions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Author Readings, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics: Four African American Changemakers

Discussion | Imagining and Narrating Plague in the Ottoman World -- Featuring Nobel Prize Winner Orhan Pamuk


Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk and award-winning plague historian Nükhet Varlık will have a conversation with historian A. Tunç Şen about how a novelist and a historian can imagine and recount past plagues. Pamuk and Varlık will share insights drawn from Ottoman plague episodes and discuss the challenges of relating these experiences in historical and fictional writing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, Imagining and Narrating Plague in the Ottoman World -- Featuring Nobel Prize Winner Orhan Pamuk

Talk | What Just Happened? The Resistance After the Midterms


Frances Fox Piven discusses the after-effects of the November midterm elections.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, What Just Happened? The Resistance After the Midterms

Author Reading | This Splintered Silence: A Virus in Space


From Kayla Olson, the author of The Sandcastle Empire, comes a sci-fi thriller that’s equal parts Illuminae and One of Us Is Lying. Lindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first-generation crew member on board, including her mother, the commander, were killed by a deadly virus.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, This Splintered Silence: A Virus in Space

Author Reading | The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife 1965-2005


Zachary Leader, in conversation with Martin Amis, on the second volume of Leader's two-volume biography of Bellow. When this volume begins, Bellow, at forty-nine, is at the pinnacle of American letters - rich, famous, critically acclaimed. The expected trajectory is one of decline: volume 1, rise; volume 2, fall. Bellow never fell, producing some of his greatest fiction (Mr Sammler's Planet, Humboldt's Gift, all his best stories), winning two more National Book Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and the Nobel Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife 1965-2005

Workshop | Self-Defense Workshop with Pop Gym


Come by this workshop to learn some introductory skills that will keep you feeling safe. They’ll be covering the basics: stretching, conditioning, technique, and theory, with the hope that participants will leave with some super useful foundations that will aid them in the day-to-day. Mix that in with some sweat and some movement, and you’ll have an accessible and confidence-boosting good time for all. Whether you are a beginner, or someone with experience, come work it out with us! Open to all ages. Participants should wear clothing in which they are comfortable stretching and sweating.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, Self-Defense Workshop with Pop Gym

Workshop | MET Opera singer gives a master class


MET Opera singer/coach Thomas Hammons presents a master class for voice students.  Bass-baritone Thomas Hammons has been acclaimed throughout the United States, Canada, and across Europe, for the depth and richness of his portrayals and the strength and beauty of his singing. A versatile singing actor Hammons has an active repertoire of over 60 roles spanning a variety of genres from the classical buffo repertoire, to the world of contemporary music, to modern musical theater.  He made his début at The Metropolitan Opera as Sacristan in Tosca, during the 1996-97 season and took part in the première of Jonathan Miller’s acclaimed production of Le nozze di Figaro. He has returned to The Met in over 250 performances since, most recently for Lulu, Le nozze di Figaro, and La bohème. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy Updated

Book Club | Everybody's Son: Two Families -- One Black, One White


The bestselling, critically acclaimed author of The Space Between Us and The World We Found deftly explores issues of race, class, privilege, and power and asks us to consider uncomfortable moral questions in this probing, ambitious, emotionally wrenching novel of two families—one black, one white—now updated to include an essay detailing the story behind the book, an in-depth reader’s guide, and an excerpt from the author’s newest novel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, Everybody's Son: Two Families -- One Black, One White

Play | As You Like It: Shakespeare Comedy


The Fall production of the Undergraduate Theatre students. Directed by Barbara Bosch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Chamber works by Bach, Saariaho and Barrière


Jennifer Koh, violin; Davóne Tines, bass-baritone; Camilla Hoitenga, flute; Aaron Wunsch, piano; Jean-Baptiste Barrière, electronics.  Program J. S. Bach Violin Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1001 J. S. Bach Quia fecit mihi magna from Magnificat, BWV 243 J. S. Bach Flute Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013 Saariaho NoaNoa for flute and electronics Barrière Palimpsest Capriccio for violin and electronics Saariaho Tocar for violin and piano Saariaho Changing Light for baritone and bass flute Barrière Crossing the Blind Forest for flute and electronics Barrière Suite from The 38th Parallel About the Program A program of entrancing, mystical music that envelops the listener in sound. Kaija Saariaho’s fluid, beguiling works (such as L’amour de Loin, a critical and popular success at the Met in 2016); Jean-Baptiste Barrière’s works intermingle acoustic and electronic sounds to build new sonic landscapes, The 38th Parallel, a tale of Korean displacement and immigration and so on. Charismatic violinist Jennifer Koh (“one of our most thoughtful and intense musicians,” N Y Times), bass-baritone Davóne Tines (“immense power and fervor,” L A Times), and flutist Camilla Hoitenga (“explosive,” New York Times) perform in what promises to be an immersive musical experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, Chamber works by Bach, Saariaho and Barrière

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: Patricia Hoffbauer Anna Natt Karen Bernard Jennifer Nugent
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, Experiments in Dance

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 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, Fun and fabulous music

Film | On Call (2016): French Documentary


In the service of the free medical center at Avicenne Hospital in Bobigny, assisted by a psychiatrist, the general practitioner often speaks in English, trying, under no illusion, to repair bodies and minds. How are these beaten, starving, traumatized people to be helped using medicine’s inadequate means? Directed by Alice Diop. 90 min. In French with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
Free
Films, November 12, 2018, 11/12/2018, On Call (2016): French Documentary
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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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