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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 5, 2021?

19 free events take place on Friday, 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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19 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Friday, November 5, 2021

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

Tour | Scotland's Edinburgh: Explore the Walls and Sites of the Medieval Town (online, livestream)


If walls could tell stories.. Explore the city walls and see how Edinburgh's medieval Old Town grew within them. Walk the line of the Flodden and Telfer Walls and see the locations where the old city gates stood. Starting in Greyfriar's Burial Ground at the Flodden Wall, passing the site of the Bristo Port, Old Medical School, old Infirmary and down the Vennel. Here you will see the best view of Edinburgh Castle. See an old defensive tower and end in Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket sitting in the valley below Edinburgh Castle.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Tours, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, Scotland's Edinburgh: Explore the Walls and Sites of the Medieval Town (online, livestream)

Open Studios | Enter the Dragon: New Paintings


Jaime Zeccola's paintings are like props on a stage, oscillating between the romantic and the fantastic. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Open Studioss, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, Enter the Dragon: New Paintings

Gallery Talk | Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, ca. 800-1500: Exhibition Walkthrough (online)


A sweeping overview of manuscript production in the Holy Roman Empire, one of the most impressive chapters in the history of medieval art. While little known and rarely seen by the general public, these illuminated manuscripts count among the most luxurious works of art from the Middle Ages. Designed to edify, to entertain, and above all to embody the sacred, these manuscripts and their spectacular illuminations retain the ability to dazzle and inspire modern audiences just as they did those of the Middle Ages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, ca. 800-1500: Exhibition Walkthrough (online)

Concert | Midtown Music


Accomplished musicians playing live music in a pop-up performance. Linger and listen for a song or two, come across an unexpected soundtrack during lunch or on your commute home, and be surprised by the melodies of midtown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, Midtown Music

Gallery Talk | Tour of American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds


This tour take participants through the current exhibition to experience different perspectives of the works on view.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, Tour of American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds

Lecture | Hollywood Sci-Fi: Flying Saucers and Soviet Scares in the 1950s (online)


Explore the amazing world of 1950s sci-fi with acclaimed documentary filmmaker Steven C Smith. Until the early 1950s, Hollywood considered science fiction stories to be kids' stuff. No studio would release an A-picture based on sci-fi material. But after WWII, that changed dramatically--and you'll find out why. Using movie classics like The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Thing from Another World and others, you'll see how and why top filmmakers crafted sophisticated sci-fi thrillers that also served as allegories for American's fears about the Soviet Union. (The title of 1952's Red Planet Mars makes it clear who the real villains are.) You'll also explore real-life espionage inside the Manhattan Project--the building of the first atomic bomb--and hear the true story behind Nevada's mysterious Area 51, site of a supposed alien crash in 1947.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:30 pm
Free
Lectures, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, Hollywood Sci-Fi: Flying Saucers and Soviet Scares in the 1950s (online)

Gallery Talk | Van Eyck to Mondrian: 300 Years of Collecting in Dresden (online)


Curator Austeja Mackelaite hosts a virtual tour of the exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Gallery Talks, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, Van Eyck to Mondrian: 300 Years of Collecting in Dresden (online)

Gallery Talk | Curatorial Tour of The Push Pin Legacy


Chief Curator Angelina Lippert hosts a curatorial tour unlike any other. This in-person tour of the museum’s latest exhibition will explore the incredible impact Push Pin Studios had on the resurgence and evolution of American commercial illustration. Learn about the origins of the iconic design studio and see many of the works that launched the careers of design legends such as Seymour Chwast, Edward Sorel, Paul Davis, and many more. Questions strongly encouraged!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, Curatorial Tour of The Push Pin Legacy

Concert | Midtown Music


Accomplished musicians playing live music in a pop-up performance. Linger and listen for a song or two, come across an unexpected soundtrack during lunch or on your commute home, and be surprised by the melodies of midtown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Concerts, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, Midtown Music

Classical Music | Highly Acclaimed Contemporary Classical Ensemble (online)


This quartet blends familiar classical tunes with cutting-edge repertoire.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, Highly Acclaimed Contemporary Classical Ensemble (online)

Gallery Talk | Curatorial Tour of You Won’t Bleed Me: How Blaxploitation Posters Defined Cool & Delivered Profits


Adam Howard hosts an in-person curatorial tour of the exhibition where you will get acquainted with the larger-than-life figures of Blaxploitation cinema while exploring the cultural and historic context of these posters. Questions strongly encouraged.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, Curatorial Tour of You Won&rsquo;t Bleed Me: How Blaxploitation Posters Defined Cool & Delivered Profits

Book Discussion | OMA NY: Search Term: Design and Architecture


The long-anticipated monograph on OMA New York by Shohei Shigematsu and Jason Long is sure to be the design and architecture book of the season. Presenting more than 20 radical architectural projects from a new generation of the firm, this mammoth volume is the first compendium by OMA, since Content and Rem Koolhaas's S, M, L, XL. Well into its fourth decade, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), founded by Rem Koolhaas in 1975, remains one of the most influential and successful practices of its kind.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, OMA NY: Search Term: Design and Architecture

Museums | Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary


Discover art that traverses Asia's diverse cultures, regions, and narratives. The Museum's special exhibitions celebrate art forms that range from ancient to contemporary, including photography and multimedia, while its permanent collection galleries are focused primarily on art from the Himalayan region. Proof of vaccination, ID, masks required. Admission is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. (reservations open two weeks in advance).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Museumss, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary

Concert | Guy Fawkes Night: Songs and Bonfire


Guy Fawkes, along with other conspiritors, attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London on 5 November 1605. His attempt was foiled and he was executed. Since then bonfires have been lit on 5 November to celebrate this deliverance of democracy from conspiracy, terrorism, and violence. The practice came to Manhattan in the 1660s. Mid 17th Century liturgy will be followed by the lighting of the fire in the courtyard and the Burning of the Guy (symbolizing the rejection of terrorism in all its forms). Sausages are cooked outdoors. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are served. All are welcome. Proof of full vaccination required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, Guy Fawkes Night: Songs and Bonfire

Film | Blacula (1972): Vampire in L.A.


An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles. Director: William Crain Stars: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas 93 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, Blacula (1972): Vampire in L.A.

Play | The Ding Dongs: A New Dark Comedy


When a sweet-faced couple shows up on a suburban doorstep, an unsuspecting homeowner finds himself the victim of a surreal home invasion. Using wit and wordplay to mask a more sinister threat, the couple wages a battle over indigenous rights from the living room. An offbeat look at the cycle of violence that fuels our system of private property -- with jokes. Written by Brenda Withers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
$5 or pay-what-you-can...
Plays, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, The Ding Dongs: A New Dark Comedy

Dance Performance | The Samsara Suites: Spirituality in a Mechanized Society


A dramatic exploration of the struggle to seek spiritual peace within a mechanized, capitalist society. The musical score is an exciting contemporary classical work that will be performed by a string quartet, three percussionists, and a pianist playing an analog Moog synthesizer and a digital sampling keyboard. Also being performed will be an experimental musical work titled Evolution. Based on Indeterminate musical theories, the work mixes composed elements with improvisations within a fixed set of rules. The piece will not be rehearsed by the musicians and could sound very different each time it is performed. The process could create a work of musical beauty, or become a complete disaster. You wont know until the performance happens.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Dance Performances, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, The Samsara Suites: Spirituality in a Mechanized Society

Concert | New Works by a Bassoonist and Composer


A well-regarded bassoonist and composer in a concert evening featuring new works. While these musical offerings represent a range of musical idioms and methodologies–from improvisation and graphic scores to multimedia and gospel, the uniting principle is a focus on the importance of affirmation, validation, and self-care.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, November 05, 2021, 11/05/2021, New Works by a Bassoonist and Composer
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Theater | 'Intriguing' Immersive Theatrical Experience

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Play | Drama by Famous NYC Theater Company

Regular Price: $54
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