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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 1, 2020?

17 free events take place on Sunday, November 1 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 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!

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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17 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Sunday, November 1, 2020

All events are free unless otherwise noted. ONLINE EVENTS ARE MARKED AS SUCH.

Performance | Royal Shakespeare Company Actress in Julius Caesar, Henry IV & The Tempest (virtual)


Recordings of Shakespeare's trilogy: Julius Caesar, Henry IV & The Tempest, starring Broadway and Royal Shakespeare Company actress Harriet Walter. Watch any time during the weekend, Oct 30, 7:30 pm - Nov 1. 11:59 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:01 am
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Performances, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, Royal Shakespeare Company Actress in Julius Caesar, Henry IV & The Tempest (virtual)

Theater | David Mamet's Race: Broadway Drama (virtual)


Race, by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet, tackles America's most controversial topic in this provocative play. A potent dramatic cocktail of sex, guilt and legal maneuvering, the story concerns three lawyers (Ed O'Neill, David Alan Grier and Alicia Stith) defending a wealthy white executive (Richard Thomas) charged with raping a black woman. David Alan Grier and Richard Thomas return to the roles they created during the play's hit run on Broadway (2009). Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad directs. The streaming is available until Nov 2, 8 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:05 am
Free
Theaters, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, David Mamet's Race: Broadway Drama (virtual)

Musical | Political Idol 2020: Musical Parody with a Broadway Performer (virtual)


Satirical renditions presented by Political Idol 2020 include Oprah Winfrey as host, along with constant interruptions by Donald Trump, and features 2020 presidential ticket team of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, along with former candidates Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, with the comedic support of Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Mike Pence, Melania Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Bill Barr and more! The show features 16 lyrically altered songs including "I Really Need Your Vote", "Strangers on the Right", Seasons of Trump (based on Jonathan Larson's "Seasons of Love" from "Rent"), It's Diversion (Madonna's "Like a Virgin"), Fake ("I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues" by Elton John), Kamala Medley ( "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club ). Written by Robert Yarnall Cast: Lara Buck Antolik (Film: Lady Hunters), Enga Davis (Broadway: ONE MO' TIME. Film: IN THE FAMILY WAY), Joe Di Salle, Scott Foster (Forbidden Broadway, NEWsical the Musical) and Robert Yarnall. The show is available on-demand through Nov 4. Once you purchase the ticket you will have 48 hrs to watch it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Musicals, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, Political Idol 2020: Musical Parody with a Broadway Performer (virtual)

Fair | Food Vendors, Craft Shops and Entertainment (In-person)


This in-door market offers socially-distanced experience of food, shopping and entertainment every Sat and Sun, 10 am - 6 pm. Visitors must wear face coverings at all times and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, Food Vendors, Craft Shops and Entertainment (In-person)

Fair | Outdoor Market: One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Items (in-person)


The market offers one-of-a-kind, handmade items from local artisans. This weekly event features more than twenty vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Fairs, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, Outdoor Market: One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Items (in-person)

Fair | Vintage Marketplace Outdoors (in-person)


An intimate, outdoor, socially distanced event happening every Saturday and Sunday. Featuring 10 rotating vendors each weekend. Please wear a mask.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Fairs, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, Vintage Marketplace Outdoors (in-person)

Park Walk | Foraging Tour: Oyster Mushrooms, Ginkgo Leaf and Fruit, Wild Herbs, Nuts (in-person)


This park is one of the best places for fall foraging, with a wide selection of wild herbs, greens, roots, nuts, and mushrooms, even in late fall. Habitats include miles of mature forest as well as the trail edges and the disturbed, overgrown, and cultivated habitats that provide homes for many diverse species. You will find spicy hedge mustard and poor man's pepper, along with field garlic and common plantain, growing on lawns; sweet cicely, which tastes like black licorice; black birch, which contains oil of wintergreen; garlic mustard, with garlicky leaves and horseradish-flavored roots; and onion/garlic-flavored field garlic. You will also find plenty of mushrooms such as giant puffballs, pear-shaped puffballs, oyster mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, brick tops, and tree ears. The tour will last for about 4 hours. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:45 am
$20 suggested donation
Park Walks, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, Foraging Tour: Oyster Mushrooms, Ginkgo Leaf and Fruit, Wild Herbs, Nuts (in-person)

Jazz | Jazz Band in a Park: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More (in-person)


David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band is inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and more. The band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, Jazz Band in a Park: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More (in-person)

Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Handel and Strauss Live on Stage (virtual)


The Orchestra Now; Leon Botstein, conductor This concert pairs three works from the early 20th century--including R. Strauss' elegiac Metamorphosen, written in the final months of WWII, and one of Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas' earliest orchestral compositions, Cuauhnahuac--with Handel's Baroque Water Music Suite, composed for one of King George I's royal water parties on the River Thames in 1717.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, Orchestral Works by Handel and Strauss Live on Stage (virtual)

Concert | Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music From the Deck of 1885 Ship (virtual)


Old-time sailors on long voyages spent months living together in close quarters with no outside entertainment, no new people to interact with, a monotonous diet, and each day pretty much just like the day before. Sound familiar? How did they keep their spirits up? Singing together! Work songs and fun songs, story songs and nonsense songs, songs of nostalgia and songs of up-to-the-moment news - all were part of the repertoire onboard. Members of the New York Packet and friends perform from atop the foredeck of Wavertree ship as well as from their homes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music From the Deck of 1885 Ship (virtual)

Conference | UN Watch Gala: Bari Weiss and Other World's Most Provocative and Inspiring Writers and Activists (virtual)


United Nations Watch is a leader at the UN in the struggle against antisemitism, and campaigns against all forms of racism and discrimination. UN Watch Gala will celebrate its extraordinary work on the world stage and will feature some of today's most provocative and inspiring writers and activists. Speakers: - Journalist Bari Weiss, who famously resigned this summer from the New York Times. She accused the newspaper of an ideological dogmatism hostile to intellectual curiosity, and of bullying by colleagues for her dissenting views - and for "writing about the Jews again." In 2019, Vanity Fair called Weiss the Times's "star opinion writer," and The Jerusalem Post named her the seventh most influential Jew in the world. - Shaparak Shajarizadeh, a former Iranian political prisoner and leader in women's rights and civil disobedience movements. The regime arrested Shajarizadeh in February 2018 for removing her headscarf in defiance of the compulsory hijab law. The BBC named her one of the 100 most inspiring and influential women around the world in 2018. - International lawyer, diplomat, writer and activist Hillel C. Neuer (the Executive Director of UN Watch and host). Register at https://unwatch.org/gala/?fbclid=IwAR1rhBvLp3Bsg1nWEDFZdksA0aNoaqbkm1zrVVoDree45T2Cs78l5Vp7aOw
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Conferences, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, UN Watch Gala: Bari Weiss and Other World's Most Provocative and Inspiring Writers and Activists (virtual)

Theater | Eugene O'Neill's A Touch of the Poet: One of His Finest Plays (virtual)


Proud and tempestuous Cornelius Melody (Con) owns a run-down inn and tavern near Boston in 1828. Laden with debt, Con clings to his tenuous identity as a landed gentleman and war hero and chastises his wife and daughter for actions that expose the family's humble Irish origins. When his daughter, Mary, falls in love with a wealthy American guest at their inn, Con's pride drives him to an explosive reckoning with his true place in the New World. Eugene O'Neill completed the play in 1942 but it was not performed until 1958, after his death. It has been produced on Broadway four times. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly With Belle Aykroyd, Ciaran Byrne, Robert Cuccioli, Kate Forbes, Mary McCann, Andy Murray, David O'Hara, Tim Ruddy, David Sitler, and John C. Vennema
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Theaters, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, Eugene O'Neill's A Touch of the Poet: One of His Finest Plays (virtual)

Comedy Club | Stand Up Comedy in a Park: Election Stress Relief Special (in-person)


Erik Angel presents a comedy show: Election Stress Relief Edition with a lineup of comedians that you saw in Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO and AGT. Social distancing. Dress warm, bring a blanket or a chair, something to drink. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, Stand Up Comedy in a Park:&nbsp;Election Stress Relief Special (in-person)

Dance Performance | New York City Ballet Dancer Live on Stage (live-streamed, virtual)


Choreographer Molissa Fenley's celebrated solo work State of Darkness, performed by Sara Mearns of the New York City Ballet. Originally commissioned by the American Dance Festival in 1988, the work challenges Stravinsky's cacophonous "Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring) with an intense 35-minute solo performance of relentless fervency, technical precision, and fearless abandon. Adapting her creative process to our emergent world of social distance, Fenley restaged her solo individually with seven acclaimed dancers whose performances will be live-streamed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
$13
Dance Performances, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, New York City Ballet&nbsp;Dancer Live on Stage (live-streamed, virtual)

Concert | Tango: Quintet Performs Astor Piazzolla (virtual)


A master of the bandoneon, Piazzolla revolutionized the tango, transforming the earthy, sensual, even disreputable folk music into a sophisticated form of high art and elevating it from the dance halls onto the concert stage. Quinteto Astor Piazzolla has traveled the world for more than 20 years, sharing his music with a new generation and bringing a sense of newness and freshness to Piazzolla's unique sound. Live discussion with the artists will follow the concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, Tango: Quintet Performs Astor Piazzolla (virtual)

Musical | Dia De Los Muertos: A Night with the Dead, Fantasy-Comedy with Folk Songs and Dances (virtual)


A Night with the Dead is a story about the origins of the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos and how one girl's drive can change the course of an afterlife.  The play follows Catrina, a Mexican girl who, in the aftermath of her grandmother’s death, will go on a journey to question tradition and discover what happens after we die. Catrina believes that her grandmother, Elsa would not want her death to be mourned. However, in this world celebrating in any way during the mourning period is considered untraditional and disrespectful. Her Mom and her friend Peter tell her she should not talk about death or invoke the spirit of death. In her search to discover what happened to Elsa, Catrina enters the Land of the Dead by trusting the spirit, Thanatos... In English with folk songs in Spanish. For ages 18+.  Talk-back with the creative team will follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$10
Musicals, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, Dia De Los Muertos: A Night with the Dead, Fantasy-Comedy with Folk Songs and Dances (virtual)

Opera | The Met Opera: Philip Glass's Satyagraha (virtual)


Following the success of his first foray into opera, Einstein on the Beach, revolutionary American composer and musician Philip Glass soon turned to another great figure of the 20th century for inspiration. Set to lines from the Hindu Bhagavad Gita, Satyagraha depicts scenes (arranged thematically rather than chronologically) from the life of Gandhi as he developed his philosophy of non-violent resistance in South Africa between 1896 and 1913. In this performance, tenor Richard Croft gives a moving performance as Gandhi, leading a remarkable ensemble cast conducted by Dante Anzolini. The opera became the second installment of Glass's Portrait Trilogy, which also includes Einstein on the Beach and Akhnaten and focuses on innovators from across history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, November 01, 2020, 11/01/2020, The Met Opera: Philip Glass's Satyagraha (virtual)
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Play | Heartwarming Holiday Play with Broadway Actors

Regular Price: $69
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Musical | Holiday Musical by Grammy Nominee

Regular Price: $49.50
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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