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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 17, 2019?

34 free events take place on Sunday, November 17 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 17 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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Sun, November 17, 2019
34 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Sunday, November 17, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Three Lakes/Three Parks in Queens Hike
free events nyc Chinatown/Little Italy-"Ethnic Contrasts" Tour
free events nyc When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Dilemmas

Conference | Ode to Havana: The First 500 Years


PBS’s Rafael Pi Román emcees a one-day conference dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the city of Havana, from its founding in 1519 to the present. The celebration will include reflections on the city’s history, architecture, its place in literature and film, its music, and its legacy, both inside and outside Cuba.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Ode to Havana: The First 500 Years

Conference | Philistines: Rehabilitating a Biblical Foe


Drawing on recent archaeological, textual and scientific research, an international group of scholars will challenge the common misconception that the biblical Philistines were...philistine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Philistines: Rehabilitating a Biblical Foe

Park Walk | Three Lakes/Three Parks in Queens Hike


Duration: 6 hours. Distance: 6 miles. Walk from Forest Hills to downtown Flushing through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the Queens Botanical Garden, and Kissena Park. It combines exercise, history, nature. Afterwards, there's an optional dim sum meal ($12-$15). Bring snack, water, and wear solid shoes if it has rained recently.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:45 am
$3
Park Walks, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Three Lakes/Three Parks in Queens Hike

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 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, 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 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Street Fair

Tour | Flatiron District Walking Tour


A journey through the vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building. Tour guides: Miriam Berman, historian and the author of Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks and New York in Words and Images, a book of New York postcards. Fred Cookinham, historian, author of The Age of Rand: Imagining an Objectivist Future World. Mike Kaback, a native New Yorker, has an unquenchable enthusiasm for everything about this city. No advance registration is required. This tour repeats every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Flatiron District Walking Tour

Workshop | Gotham Writers Workshop: Screenwriting


A free screenwriting workshop led by Jeremy Wecther.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Gotham Writers Workshop: Screenwriting

City Walk | Historic Brooklyn Bridge Tour


On May 24, 1883, journalist Montgomery Schuyler said "It so happens that the work which is likely to be our most durable monument, and to convey some knowledge of us to the most remote posterity, is a work of bare utility; not a shrine, not a fortress, not a palace, but a bridge." This tour will tell the story of the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge, and examine its ever-present historical, technological, and cultural impact. Note: this tour is held early, as to avoid the massive crowds that the bridge continues to attract, 135 years after its completion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Historic Brooklyn Bridge Tour
12:00 pm
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Performances, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, A unique "magic" show!

Tour | Fall Photo Walk in the Park


Alpha collective member Shauna Wade leads a photo walk in Madison Square Park. Wade is originally from the beautiful Island of Jamaica, and came here at a very young and impressionable age. Her style of photography would be considered moody. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Fall Photo Walk in the Park

Dance Lesson | Dance Sunday Community Classes


Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance Sunday Community Classes are open and free of charge.  Sundays, September 29-December 8, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Dance Lessons, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Dance Sunday Community Classes

Workshop | Art Workshop


Add your likeness to Lisa Ludwig’s “Art Neighborhood”. In celebration of the gallery's 20th anniversary, Lisa Marie Ludwig has created a diorama of the Williamsburg Bridge with blank-canvas action figures to be created in your likeness. Participants are invited to create an action figure of themselves to join the installation. Ludwig makes figures from recycled foam and wire that she tapes and gesso to offer a “blank canvas” to ignite creativity and introspection.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Art Workshop

Tour | Bloomingdale Neighborhood Walking Tour


Explore the history of this part of Upper West Side with local historian Jim Mackin. While it is still technically part of the Upper West Side, Manhattan's Bloomingdale District takes its name from its original Dutch settlers. Located between West 96th and West 110th Streets, the Hudson River and Broadway, The Bloomingdale District is an almost-forgotten enclave (and name) in the Upper West Side. Perhaps named for the old Dutch village of Bloemendaal ("valley of flowers"), this neighborhood was once home to the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum. It is likely that the name fell out of disuse to avoid association with the facility. But now, the neighborhood is distinguished enough from the Upper West Side to the south, and Manhattan Valley to the east to warrant its own name - one that hearkens back to its roots, and befitting a scenic, almost "bucolic" city neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Bloomingdale Neighborhood Walking Tour

Discussion | SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks


Feel like we’re in a bad episode of Black Mirror? Is Mr.Robot looking more like a documentary? Between the corporate, state, and civilian threats we face, talking about cybersecurity can be overwhelming and stir up a lot of difficult emotions. This social event from the CyPurr Collective hopes to provide a comfortable space to discuss these anxieties as well as current events in the digital world. Let’s build up our digital-agency and form a critical understand the tech encroaching on our lives. All while enjoying delicious tea and snacks, of course.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks
1:30 pm
Regular: $40
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Performances, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Tour de Force Multimedia Performance About Art

Tour | Chinatown/Little Italy-"Ethnic Contrasts" Tour


Highlights: The MOCA Museum, the Italian American Museum, the old Police Headquarters, an 18th Century Sephardic Jewish Burial Ground.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Tours, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Chinatown/Little Italy-"Ethnic Contrasts" Tour

Author Reading | When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Dilemmas


How can Kant comfort you when you get ditched via text message? How can Aristotle cure your hangover? How can Heidegger make you feel better when your dog dies? Join Marie Robert as she explains how pearls of wisdom from the greatest Western philosophers can help us face and make light of some of the daily challenges of modern life, based on her book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Dilemmas
3:00 pm
Regular: $18
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Plays, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, A Play About World-Famous American Writer
3:00 pm
Regular: $69
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Plays, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, A Play by Obie Winner, directed by Tony Winner
3:00 pm
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Performances, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, A unique "magic" show!
3:00 pm
Regular: $18
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Plays, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Drama By Seven Time Emmy Winning Writer
3:00 pm
Regular: $25
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Plays, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Revival Of A Broadway Hit From 1960s
3:00 pm
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Concerts, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Works for Organ and String Quartet

Dance Performance | ShowDown: Dance Works-in-Progress


ShowDown is a performance and feedback series for works-in-progress. The program provides emerging and mid-career dance artists an opportunity to show unfinished work in an informal, welcoming setting, with a feedback session following the performances facilitated by a noted guest choreographer. With: Bonnie O’Rourke Open Dance Ensemble Sophia Zukoski
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, ShowDown: Dance Works-in-Progress
4:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Comedy: former stars suffer fame-withdrawal symptoms

Classical Music | Performance By String Quartet


Program Price Five Folksongs in Counterpoint Price String Quartet in G Major Coleridge-Taylor Fantasiestucke, Op. 5 About the performers Catalyst Quartet: Karla Donehew-Perez, violin; Jessie Montgomery, violin; Paul Laraia, viola; Karlos Rodriguez, cello. Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as "invariably energetic and finely burnished... playing with earthy vigor" the Catalyst Quartet, prize winners of the Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Award 2012 (Switzerland) is comprised of top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition. They have performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Chicago's Harris Theater, and Carnegie Hall.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Performance By String Quartet
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Concerts, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Tango and more

Classical Music | Organ Recital with Marco D'avola


Organist Marco D'avola has given many organ recitals in Europe, the United States and Russia, notably at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, the National Cathedral in Washington, the Shostakovich Philharmonia in Saint Petersburg, Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, the Madeleine Church in Paris, the Kaiser-Wilhem Gedächtniskirche in Berlin, among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:15 pm
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Concerts, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Organ Recital with Marco D'avola

Workshop | Screenwriting Class


An introductory writing class. They provide notebooks and pens, so just bring your creativity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Screenwriting Class
7:00 pm
Regular: $10
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Performances, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Comedy and Politics
7:00 pm
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Concerts, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, French Music

Dance Performance | Insects in Heat: New Dance


The Harold Clurman for New Works in Movement and Dance Theater presents Insects in Heat, created and performed by Dawn Akemi Saito.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Insects in Heat: New Dance

Classical Music | An Excursion Of Music By American Composers: Barber, Amy Beach And More


This "Piano Cantabile" session will feature music by Gottschalk, McDowell, Amy Beach, Barber, Carter, Perl, Liebermann, and others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, An Excursion Of Music&nbsp;By American Composers: Barber,&nbsp;Amy Beach&nbsp;And More
9:00 pm
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Performances, November 17, 2019, 11/17/2019, Musical Stories, "A Must See"
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Play | A Play by Obie Winner, directed by Tony Winner

Regular Price: $69
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