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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 5, 2019?

33 free events take place on Tuesday, November 5 in New York City. 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 today, tonight, tomorrow and 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!

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!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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All events, things to do on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Dixieland Jazz With The Gotham Jazzmen
free events nyc Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Presents His Memoir Acid for the Children
free events nyc String Works by Bach and Others
free events nyc Combatting Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Morning Fitness

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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Tours, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Zumba Jumpstart

Film | Crawl (2019): She Has To Fight For Her Life Against Alligators


A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators. 87 min. Director: Alexandre Aja. Starring Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark. Crawl grossed $39 million in the United States and Canada, and $51.2 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $90.3 million, against a production budget of $13.5 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Crawl (2019): She Has To Fight For Her Life Against Alligators

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz With The Gotham Jazzmen


The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; David Hofstra on bass; and Ernie Lumer on clarinet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Concerts, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Dixieland Jazz With The Gotham Jazzmen

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Bach at Noon

Author Reading | Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Presents His Memoir Acid for the Children


Michael Peter Balzary, known professionally as Flea, is an Australian-American musician, singer and actor. He is best known as the bassist and founding member of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. He tells his story in this memoir. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Presents His Memoir Acid for the Children

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, 2019, 11/05/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | The Manchurian Candidate (1962) With Frank Sinatra: Two Time Oscar Nominated Thriller 


A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. 126 min. Director: John Frankenheimer. Starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh.  The Manchurian Candidate was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Lansbury) and Best Editing. It was selected in 1994 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, The Manchurian Candidate (1962) With Frank Sinatra: Two Time Oscar Nominated Thriller&nbsp;

Lesson | The Role Of Newspapers in Genealogy Research


Discover the abundant uses of historical newspapers for genealogical and local history information in the numerous microfilm and digital collections available at NYPL. Skill prerequisites: Basic level genealogy experience together with some computer skills are recommended.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, The Role Of Newspapers in Genealogy Research

Lecture | Slow Inflation = Wage Repression: Fiscal Expansion Won't Change the Equation


With: Emeritus Professor Lance Taylor
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Lectures, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Slow Inflation = Wage Repression: Fiscal Expansion Won't Change the Equation

Author Reading | The Bureau and the Folksingers: Here Comes the FBI


Aaron Leonard, author of Heavy Radicals: The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists and A Threat of the First Magnitude--FBI Counterintelligence & Infiltration: From the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union, presents his upcoming book. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, The Bureau and the Folksingers: Here Comes the FBI

Opening Reception | Birth Machine Baby: Coaxing Out Fantastical Forms 


An exhibition featuring works by H. R. Giger and Mark Prent. This exhibition pairs eerie humanoid figures by Giger—whose name has been cemented in Hollywood history for his visual effects and design work on the Alien film franchise—with sculptures by Prent, a Canadian artist whose grotesque and provocative depictions of the human body were greatly admired by Giger himself. Despite the divergences in Giger’s and Prent’s chosen styles and mediums, both artists’ interests lie in coaxing out latent fantastical forms from the contours of the human body.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Birth Machine Baby: Coaxing Out Fantastical Forms&nbsp;

Opening Reception | NXTHVN: First Year Fellows


An exhibition of work by the first group of Fellows to complete their year at this innovative and exciting new Residency founded by Titus Kaphar, Jonathan Brand and Jason Price. The exhibition showcases works by the seven Studio Fellows, Felipe Baeza, Jaclyn Conley, Kenturah Davis, Merik Goma, Christie Neptune, Alexandria Smith, and Vaughn Spann, along with a joint publication produced by the three Curatorial Fellows, Zalika Azim, Riham Majeed and Ana Tuazon. The works in this exhibition are by a strong and varied group of artists that provide a cross-section, in both content and medium, of some of the most relevant approaches to art making today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, NXTHVN: First Year Fellows

Discussion | How To Speak About Your Business In A Powerful Way?


Do you stand out in the market? Do you answer the question: “What do you do?” in a clear, interesting, and memorable way? Is your "pitch" generating leads for you or is it actually costing you money?  Whether for personal or professional purposes, you need to learn to pitch yourself! If you sound like everyone else when you talk about your business or your job, you’re invisible and turning off your opportunity faucet! Rochelle Lisner, CEO of Dynamic Business Growth, will share how the quality of your language dictates the quality of your business. Learn how to speak about your business in a powerful and creative way, and convert more conversations into clients with confidence!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, How To&nbsp;Speak About Your Business In A Powerful Way?

Classical Music | String Works by Bach and Others


Program: J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 Peteris Vasks (b. 1946) Castillo Interior (2014) Christopher Theofanidis (b. 1967) The world is aflame (2006) Erwin Schulhof (1894-1942) Duo for violin and cello (1925) Carrie Bean Stute, cello Domenic Salerni, violin
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Concerts, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, String Works by Bach and Others

Author Reading | Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth


Black women have higher rates of premature birth than other women in America. This cannot be simply explained by economic factors, with poorer women lacking resources or access to care. Even professional, middle-class black women are at a much higher risk of premature birth than low-income white women in the United States. Dána-Ain Davis looks into this phenomenon, placing racial differences in birth outcomes into a historical context, revealing that ideas about reproduction and race today have been influenced by the legacy of ideas which developed during the era of slavery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

Author Reading | The Seine: The River That Made Paris


An enchanting tour of France with New York Times foreign correspondent Elaine Sciolino. In the follow-up to her bestselling book The Only Street in Paris, Sciolino will share stories of her adventures along the most romantic river in the world.
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Author Readings, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, The Seine: The River That Made Paris

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Art and Incarceration


Artist Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), born Devyi Orangel Pena Arteaga, and assistant curator Rosario Guiraldes will have a public conversation on the portrait series Alvarez began in 2012 while held at Krome Detention Center in Miami for immigration violations. Four days into Alvarez's incarceration, a fellow detainee encouraged Alvarez to start drawing to stave off symptoms of depression. In the following months, Alvarez made over thirty drawings of undocumented immigrants also held at Krome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Artist Talk: Art and Incarceration

Slide Lecture | The Central Park: A Northern View of New York’s Greatest Treasure


Drawing on the unparalleled collection of original designs for Central Park in the New York City Municipal Archives, Cynthia S. Brenwall’s recently published book The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure  tells the story of the creation of New York’s great public park, from its conception to its completion. Brenwall will pull from this treasure trove of visual materials. She will illustrate her talk with some of the meticulously detailed maps, plans and elevations of buildings, both built and unbuilt.  Included, too, will be the elegant designs for the kinds of fixtures that were required in a world of gaslight and horses. The talk will focus on the rich history of the northern end of the park, while highlighting what brilliant urban planning can do for a great city.    
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Slide Lectures, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, The Central Park: A Northern View of New York&rsquo;s Greatest Treasure

Author Reading | Drawing Power: Women’s Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival


A discussion about the recently released anthology she edited and contributed to, which features over 60 female comics creators that have shared their personal experiences with sexual violence and harassment. Featuring Diane Noomin and Aline Kominsky-Crumb.
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Author Readings, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Drawing Power: Women&rsquo;s Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival

Performance | Search Sweet Country: Performance Art


If love songs about loss and overcoming are part of our history, Christian Nyampeta wants to know what happens to that history when we translate, remix, re-record and recompose them. Specially commissioned by MA Curatorial Practice, Search Sweet Country summons sculptures, images, sounds and movement for a lyrical performance about longing and belonging. The performance will be followed by a conversation with curator Maria Lind.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Search Sweet Country: Performance Art

Author Reading | The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism


England’s recent lurch to the right appears to be but one example of the nationalist wave sweeping across the world, yet as acclaimed Irish critic Fintan O’Toole suggests in The Politics of Pain, it is, in reality, a phenomenon rooted in World War II. We must look not to the vagaries of the European Union but, instead, far back to the end of the British empire, if we hope to understand our most fraternal ally—and the royal mess in which the British now find themselves.
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Author Readings, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism

Discussion | Art and Politics of Translation: Translator Shares Her Experiences


The Korean Cultural Center New York, in collaboration with the Literature Translation Institute of Korea and the Asian American Writers' Workshop, invites Sora Kim-Russell, one of today's top Korean-to-English translators. She will share her experiences and perspectives on career development in literary translation and the publishing industry. The talk will be moderated by Jae Won Edward Chung, assistant professor of Korean Studies at Rutgers University.
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Discussions, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Art and Politics of Translation: Translator Shares Her Experiences

Talk | Artist Talk: The Residue of Daily Life 


Corinne May Botz is a Brooklyn-based photographic artist, writer and filmmaker. She works on long-term projects weaving together photographs, extensive research, oral histories and videos. She often focuses her camera on the residue of daily life that signals expired moments of normalcy before trauma.
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Discussion | Combatting Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge


Whose responsibility is it to fight terrorism online? Social media companies have been working to counter the proliferation of extremist content on their platforms without much guidance from government. How are these platforms meeting or not meeting this challenge? David Tessler, Public Policy Manager on the Dangerous Organization team at Facebook, and Joan Donovan, Director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, discuss the challenges that Facebook and other social media platforms face in countering violent extremism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Discussions, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Combatting Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Overground Physical Theatre Zofia Tomczyk Amanda Waal
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Dance Works-in-Progress

Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Introduction to Meditation

Lecture | Monuments Without Heroes: Medardo Rosso and the Contemporary Origins of Modern Sculpture


Two decades after unification, Italy was characterized by uncertain nationalism and ambivalent internationalism. The generation that grew up in the aftermath of the Risorgimento was filled with hopes followed by disillusionment. The death of Risorgimento hero Giuseppe Garibaldi in 1882 intensified feelings of anxiety about Italy's future, which were compensated by an unusually large number of highly conventional monuments to the hero erected throughout Italy. Only one young, internationally-minded sculptor, Medardo Rosso (1858-1928), saw through the hollow official rhetoric by rejecting the tradition of heroic mythmaking in sculpture. This talk sheds light on unexplored aspects of Rosso's early political experience and his "counter-monuments", which intended to revolutionize the concept of the monument in modern times. His far-reaching ideas would only come to fruition a century later, finding sequelae in contemporary art. Speaker Sharon Hecker is an art historian who specializes in modern and contemporary Italian art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Lectures, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, Monuments Without Heroes: Medardo Rosso and the Contemporary Origins of Modern Sculpture

Comedy Club | No Name Super Story Party


With some of NYC's best established and emerging comics, storytellers and writers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, No Name Super Story Party

Master Class | Percussion


Benjamin Rigney (acoustics for percussionists), Jonathan Haas, director. Jonathan Haas is an orchestral timpanist. The New York Times wrote about him: "Wherever one finds a percussion instrument waiting to be rubbed, shook, struck or strummed, he is probably nearby, ready to fulfill his duties with consummate expertise ... he is a masterful percussionist." He has been profiled and reviewed over the years in the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Sydney Morning Herald, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Saltwater Apprenticeship: Black Being Beyond the Human


Speaker Alexis Pauline Gumbs is an experienced Black feminist scholar and poet and an inexperienced marine mammal in apprenticeship. During this talk, she will invite us into her depth work on the salt water within us, inspired by the breathing, kinship and survival practices of whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, walruses and other marine mammals. In the time of rising oceans, Gumbs asks us to reconsider our relationship to float, wake, emotional intelligence and subtle adaptation. Our time together will include reading from Gumbs's work, an interactive oracle offering towards your own adaptation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | The Distinguished Writers Series: Mira Jacobs


Mira Jacob is the author and illustrator of Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. Her critically acclaimed novel, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick, shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award, and longlisted for the Brooklyn Literary Eagles Prize. It was named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, The Boston Globe, Goodreads, Bustle, and The Millions.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 05, 2019, 11/05/2019, The Distinguished Writers Series: Mira Jacobs
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