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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 18, 2020?

25 free events take place on Wednesday, November 18 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 18 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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25 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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

Play | Salem: Post Mortem, Witches of Salem Awaken Once Again.. (virtual)


In Salem: Post Mortem the witches of Salem awaken once more--this time in the afterlife-- to seek resolution of their unfinished stories and confront the fear which left their town in tatters. When the veneer of Puritan decorum falls away, old voices scramble to regain their status and new voices awaken power they never touched on earth. Written by Peter Gray Directed by Michael Alvarez (Love, Medea) Featuring an international cast of 16 actors. Available for streaming through Nov 19th.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:05 am
Free
Plays, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Salem: Post Mortem, Witches of Salem Awaken Once Again.. (virtual)

Workshop | Power Yoga (virtual)


Start your morning off right with a 30 minute power yoga flow. No equipment needed, just you and your mat! Get ready for an energetic flow focused on connecting breath with movement while sculpting your entire body.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Power Yoga (virtual)

Discussion | The U.S. Elections and the Future of Democracy: Perspectives from Abroad (virtual)


How are the U.S. elections and their results seen from outside the country? The panel will offer perspectives from Argentina, Brazil, India, Poland, Romania, South Africa and Turkey on the recent U.S. election, its outcome, and its aftermath. The panel will be moderated by Jeffrey C. Goldfarb, Michael E. Gellert Professor of Sociology, New School for Social Research. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, The U.S. Elections and the Future of Democracy: Perspectives from Abroad (virtual)

Workshop | Barre Class: Elements of Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates (virtual)


Inspired by elements of ballet, yoga, and pilates, barre is a low-impact workout that focuses on high-intensity movements designed to strengthen and tone your body. Each Wed at 12 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Barre Class: Elements of Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates (virtual)

Park Walk | Central Park Tour (virtual)


Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States. Enjoy its sweeping views and stunning vistas, sublime natural wonders and thriving wildlife during the tour.  The tour takes place each Wed at 12:30 pm. Every tour takes place in a different part of the park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Park Walks, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Central Park Tour (virtual)

Workshop | Publishing and Writing Webinar (virtual)


Josh Sippie, host and maestro of the Gotham Writers Conference, an agent and a writer discuss the inside scoop on publishing and writing. The guest editor and writer will be ever-changing, each episode focusing on a different genre or style. Every Wednesday afternoon from 1-2 pm. Audience members will be able to ask questions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Publishing and Writing Webinar (virtual)

Master Class | Orchestral Strings with the Berliner Philharmoniker Musicians (virtual)


The acting associate principal bassist of The Philadelphia Orchestra Joseph Conyers will be a live host and answer questions from viewers at home. Violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley and cellist Ludwig Quandt of the Berliner Philharmoniker alongside Odon Racz of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, coach three alumni of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America on the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Stravinsky.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Orchestral Strings with the Berliner Philharmoniker Musicians (virtual)

Classical Music | Works for Cello and Piano by Beethoven and More (virtual)


Cellist Jorg Ulrich Krah and pianist Bernhard Parz present Beethoven's sonatas for cello and piano, contrasted by Georg Katzer's "Postscripta to B". With their interpretation they set new accents and show both Beethoven's modernity and his different approaches in the different periods of his creative work. The contemporary bridge-building enables new listening approaches and honors the work of two great German composers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Works for Cello and Piano by Beethoven and More (virtual)

Lecture | The Art of Piano with John Wilson: Beethoven (virtual)


Dr. John D. Wilson, author of Young Beethoven, Beethoven in Context (Cambridge 2021) and the multivolume series "Music at the Bonn Electoral Court" (Bonn 2018-2021), discusses the genres of concerto, quartet, overture, and symphony. He is also the author of articles on Beethoven for the Oxford Bibliographies Online and Grove Music Online (with Erica Buurman, planned for 2023). Live from Vienna.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Lectures, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, The Art of Piano with John Wilson: Beethoven (virtual)

Play | On Beckett / In Screen: "CRITIC'S PICK! Captivating...radiant, living theater" - New York Times (virtual)


On Beckett / In Screen, An Exploration of the Works of Samuel Beckett. In this intimate evening, master clown and Tony winner Bill Irwin's approach to the comic, the tragic, to every side of Beckett's work - including "Waiting for Godot," "The Unnamable," and "Texts for Nothing" - will allow audiences to experience the Nobel Prize winner's language in compelling new ways. Conceived and performed by Bill Irwin Directed for camera by M. Florian Staab and Bill Irwin
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Plays, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, On Beckett / In Screen: "CRITIC'S PICK! Captivating...radiant, living theater" - New York Times (virtual)

Workshop | Zumba Outdoors (in-person)


Enjoy one-hour high impact Zumba class. All participants must sign a waiver in order to participate. Maintain a minimum of 6 feet from others, and wear a mask at all times.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Zumba Outdoors (in-person)

Workshop | Jobs: How to Introduce Yourself Virtually (virtual)


Conversing on video conference is difficult enough.  ‘Tell me about yourself’ does not need to stop you dead in your tracks and ruin the rest of the conversation.  Learn some simple techniques to make yourself memorable when meeting people virtually in interviews, while networking, and informally.  Answering is something we can do effectively even when our objective is uncertain.  Join career coach Win Sheffield to learn how to engage each listener and compellingly convey the message of your value. You will learn: * To identify the message you want to deliver * Techniques to deliver your message with clarity and confidence * To convey your value
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Jobs: How to Introduce Yourself Virtually (virtual)

Concert | R&B Hits of the 90's-00's (outdoors, in-person)


Step back in time with live music featuring 90s+00s R&B cover by Sanduba (Portuguese slang for "a sandwich"), led by Arnaldo Buzack and Julie Schatz (Lady Beatz). Take a seat in the courtyard and enjoy the show. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, R&B Hits of the 90's-00's (outdoors, in-person)

Movie in a Park | Mangrove (2020): Based on True Events (drive-in theater, in-person)


In the late '60s, Frank Crichlow, the Trinidad-born owner of a cafe in Notting Hill, London, increasingly found himself and his establishment the targets of white police intimidation and brutality. A meeting place for the local West Indian community as well as the area's Black activists and intellectuals, the Mangrove restaurant was raided numerous times without any evidence of illegal activity; finally, the fed-up community took to the streets in protest, resulting in the arrests and violent treatment of several demonstrators. One of five films in Steve McQueen's Small Axe anthology, this vivid and gripping dramatization of these events and the resulting landmark 1970 trial of the defendants--who came to be known as the Mangrove Nine, and some of whom acted as their own counsel--is a stinging indictment of a system rotted by racism and a powerful portrait of resistance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Mangrove (2020): Based on True Events (drive-in theater, in-person)

Slide Lecture | Riverside South and Riverside Center: A 40 Year Upper West Side Development Story (virtual)


The development of the land along the Hudson River, from West 59th Street to West 72nd Street, once known as Penn Yards, is a four-decades- long story with plot twists and turns and a cast of characters worthy of a television mini-series. The players included developers, celebrities, community leaders, elected officials and neighborhood residents who battled and compromised and eventually came to agreement on final proposals. Ethel Sheffer, who has served as a Commissioner on the NYC Public Design Commission and was involved in the evolution of the development from its beginning in 1980 to its final approvals in 2010, will give the audience a historical overview, illustrated by images that she has collected over the years. She will also address some of the most important questions that face New Yorkers about the future of the city: questions about who should be doing the planning, what role the private and public sectors should play in that planning, etc.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Riverside South and Riverside Center: A 40 Year Upper West Side Development Story (virtual)

Book Discussion | The Glorious American Essay: One Hundred Essays from Colonial Times to the Present With The Author (virtual)


A monumental, canon-defining anthology of three centuries of American essays, from Cotton Mather and Benjamin Franklin to David Foster Wallace and Zadie Smith. Phillip Lopate is also the author of To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction and of four essay collections, Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre, Portrait of My Body, and Portrait Inside My Head. He is the editor of the anthologies The Art of the Personal Essay, Writing New York, and American Movie Critics. Lopate will be joined by Rivka Galchen, an award winning fiction writer and journalist, whose work appears often in The New Yorker, Harper's, The London Review of Books and The New York Times.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, The Glorious American Essay: One Hundred Essays from Colonial Times to the Present With The Author (virtual)

Workshop | Drink and Draw at a Gallery (virtual or in-person)


A drawing class with a model. All skill levels and mediums are welcome. For in-person session, the supplies and wine are provided. Masks are required and social distancing is observed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Drink and Draw at a Gallery (virtual or in-person)

Tour | Magnificent Bialystoker Synagogue (in-person)


Bialystoker Synagogue was built in 1826 as a Methodist Church and believed to be a stop on the Underground Railroad. Learn about history of Lower East Side and its largest active congregation. Marvel at this synagogue which is covered in murals and showcases Tiffany inspired glass windows. See its ceiling covered with rare, hand-painted and treasured mazales - representations of the signs of the zodiac. This is one of the few surviving examples left of what once were countless Eastern European synagogues boasting these depictions. Those synagogues (and their mazales) were destroyed by Nazi forces. Proper mask-wearing is mandatory.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$15, advance reservation...
Tours, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Magnificent Bialystoker Synagogue (in-person)

Concert | Myths To Live By: A Concert of Archetypes, Fables, and Legends (virtual)


Myths To Live By delves into the archetypes, fables, and legends that drive history. Music by Kurt Weill, Billy Strayhorn, Hall Johnson, and others. Featuring sopranos Julia Bullock and Aundi Marie Moore, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, tenor Aaron Crouch, and baritone Elliott Carlton Hines with pianists Steven Blier, Christian Reif and Susan Ricci-Rogel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Myths To Live By: A Concert of Archetypes, Fables, and Legends (virtual)

Discussion | Queer Theory / Queer Fiction (online)


Garth Greenwell (Cleanness, What Belongs to You), Lambda Literary Award finalist and author of the "the great gay novel for our times" (New Republic), joins Carolyn Dinshaw (How Soon Is Now?, Getting Medieval), world renowned scholar of queer theory and LGBTQ studies, in conversation. Greenwell and Dinshaw will discuss desire and discovery, past and present, through their intersecting lenses of fiction and theory.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Queer Theory / Queer Fiction (online)

Slide Lecture | The Story of the Magnificent Flanagan Brothers (virtual)


The Flanagan Brothers were among the most brilliant and colorful Irish performers in America in the 20th century. NYU professor Mick Moloney, who met Mike Flanagan in the late 1970s and helped make the brothers’ music accessible to a new generation of Irish musicians, gives a presentation on the family’s most memorable story, complete with audio recordings from their huge repertoire of songs, tunes, and vaudeville style skits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, The Story of the Magnificent Flanagan Brothers (virtual)

Staged Reading | Insulted. Belarus(sia): The Story of The Belarusian Revolution (virtual)


The play tells the story of the first month of the Belarusian revolution, its ups and downs on the eve of the inevitable democratization of the country after 26 years of dictatorship. All characters have real prototypes; in some you will recognize former and current leaders of the country, in others - incredible Belarusians who have gone out to battle the totalitarian machine, sometimes at the cost of their lives, their freedom, and their loved ones. They represent polar points of view in the awakened Belarusian society. The author seeks to understand how the Belarusian revolution differs from Prague in 1968, Russia in 1991 and Ukraine in 2014. He tells of the tragic escalation of violence and repression employed by the authorities to repress freedom-seeking Belarusians with bayonets and clubs, and how solidarity, truth and faith in human values inevitably lead to victory over evil. Written by Andrei Kureichik. There will be a post-show discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Insulted. Belarus(sia): The Story of The Belarusian Revolution (virtual)

Classical Music | Bouble Bass Live on Stage (virtual)


Classical bassist Xavier Foley performs. As concerto soloist Foley has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Sphinx Symphony and Sphinx Virtuosi at Carnegie Hall, and many more. He was recently recognized on New York WQXR's "19 for 19" Artists to Watch list, and featured on PBS Thirteen's NYC-ARTs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Bouble Bass Live on Stage (virtual)

Play | On Beckett / In Screen: "CRITIC'S PICK! Captivating...radiant, living theater" - New York Times (virtual)


On Beckett / In Screen, An Exploration of the Works of Samuel Beckett. In this intimate evening, master clown and Tony winner Bill Irwin's approach to the comic, the tragic, to every side of Beckett's work - including "Waiting for Godot," "The Unnamable," and "Texts for Nothing" - will allow audiences to experience the Nobel Prize winner's language in compelling new ways. Conceived and performed by Bill Irwin Directed for camera by M. Florian Staab and Bill Irwin
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, On Beckett / In Screen: "CRITIC'S PICK! Captivating...radiant, living theater" - New York Times (virtual)

Performance | Burlesque, Comedy, Music and Variety Artists (virtual)


TRiPTease Burlesque is a weekly burlesque and variety show in LA. Enjoy a rotating weekly mix of burlesque, comedy, music, variety artists, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, November 18, 2020, 11/18/2020, Burlesque, Comedy, Music and Variety Artists (virtual)
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Musical | Broadway Cast in a Moving Story

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Classical Music | Grammy-Nominated Chorus Performs J.S. Bach

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