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30 free events take place on Wednesday, November 10 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 10 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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30 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


The park, with its amazing gardens and views of the Hudson River and New York Bay, is the perfect setting to practice your art. Participants are expected to bring their own drawing and painting supplies, including drawing boards and containers of water if they are planning to paint. They will supply drawing paper and watercolor paper only.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Elements of Nature Drawing

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation (livestream)


Connect with your core self and nourish your soul with a meditation. Kundalini Yoga breathing technique will help you reduce stress, increase your focus, and balance your emotion. All levels are welcome. Each Wed through December 15, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Lunchtime Meditation (livestream)

Lecture | Slavery, Social Justice & The Brownings


The lives and works of the Brownings are discussed against the sweeping panorama of a 19th century in which serfs and slaves were finally liberated, in which democracy became the dominant political ideal, in which poets such as Percy Shelley, Ugo Foscolo, Victor Hugo, and the Brownings preferred exile over oppression, in which poets carried the banner of political and social reform. There are however, many motivations that can only be clarified in retrospect; much that was poorly understood or simply not publicly expressed. Certainly the shared Barrett and Browning family background of slavery importantly linked the Brownings in their mutual rebellion against prevailing assumptions of relative racial superiority. Speaker Tom d’Egidio is a member of the Suppose An Eyes poetry group at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House, and serves on the Board of the NY Browning Society.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Slavery, Social Justice & The Brownings

Opening Reception | Portraits: Group Show


A group exhibition of portraits in varied media by multi-generational artists. Examples also go back in time to Early American portrait paintings, an Olmec stone head circa 500 B.C., and a carved 19th century ship's figurehead. The face has long been seen as a mirror into the soul. And this is what the best of portraiture is truly about, going deeper into the personality of the sitter (real or imagined), not merely a depiction of the outer physical characteristics. the best of these artists draw the viewer into the sitter's psyche.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Portraits: Group Show

Film | Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964): Scathing Black Comedy


An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop. 95 min. Director: Stanley Kubrick. Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden. Dr. Strangelove has four Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. In 1989, the United States Library of Congress included Dr. Strangelove in the first group of films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. It was listed as number three on AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs list.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964): Scathing Black Comedy

Opening Reception | Donald Judd: Paintings 1959–1961


Donald Judd (1928–1994) produced visual and written work that shifted the course of modern art. Starting out as a painter in the 1950s, he began making three-dimensional works in the early 1960s, aiming to make objects that were free of the illusionism associated with painting. The aluminum, plexiglass, and plywood objects utilized the neutrality of their industrial mediums, and Judd’s production methods emphasized schematic variation and spatial definition through form. His interdisciplinary focus included architecture as well as furniture, and he was a prolific critic and essayist whose writing clarified his own artistic intentions as well as insightfully reflected on the work of his contemporaries.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Donald Judd: Paintings 1959&ndash;1961

Author Reading | Mud Sweeter Than Honey: Voices of Communist Albania (online)


After breaking ties with Yugoslavia, the USSR and then China, Enver Hoxha believed that Albania could become a self-sufficient bastion of communism. Every day, many of its citizens were thrown into prisons and forced labour camps for daring to think independently, for rebelling against the regime or trying to escape – the consequences of their actions were often tragic and irreversible. Mud Sweeter than Honey gives voice to those who lived in Albania at that time – from poets and teachers to shoe-makers and peasant farmers, and many others whose aspirations were brutally crushed in acts of unimaginable repression – creating a vivid, dynamic and often painful picture of this totalitarian state during the forty years of Hoxha’s ruthless dictatorship. Very little emerged from Albania during communist times. With these personal accounts, MArgo Rejmer opens a window onto a terrifying period in the country’s history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Mud Sweeter Than Honey: Voices of Communist Albania (online)

Opening Reception | Rested: Group Exhibition


A group exhibition exploring the body in varying degrees of ease, rest or inactivity. Through painting, photography, collage and sculpture, each artist considers the remove of the body from exertion and toil, while acknowledging the lineage of resting forms that have populated art history: repose, contrapposto and the odalisque. The show acts as a meditation on the slowing of our physical occupations since the global pandemic and the implications for individual and collective motion. By exploring the ways in which humans assert themselves within time and space, these exciting works present a sense of bodies lain dormant.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Rested: Group Exhibition

Book Signing | Acclaimed Artist Signs Copies of His Book Works on Paper


With a career spanning over three decades, internationally acclaimed American artist Alexis Rockman is well known for his complex, large-scale paintings and works on paper depicting the collision between civilization and nature. Rockman synthesizes elements of human history, natural science, landscape painting, art history and science fiction with passionate interest in climate change and globalization, to create images that reveal our world balancing on the precipice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signings, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Acclaimed Artist Signs Copies of His Book Works on Paper

Talk | Artist Talk: Working Across Mediums (online)


Liliana Porter was born in 1941 in Argentina and has resided in New York since 1964. She works across mediums in printmaking, work on canvas, photography, video, film, installations, theater, and public art. She was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1980. Porter’s work was included in the 57th Biennale di Venezia in 2017 and has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Museo MALBA in Buenos Aires, El Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, The Museum of Fine Art in Boston, and The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Artist Talk: Working Across Mediums (online)

Performance | Ice Theatre of New York


ITNY will be performing during opening week; atmospheric skating by the ITNY Ensemble and guest star performances by social media sensation Elladj Balde and young apprentices Oona and Gage Brown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Ice Theatre of New York

Film | All My Life (2020): A Romantic Drama Based On A True Story


A couple's wedding plans are thrown off course when the groom is diagnosed with liver cancer. 91 min. Director: Marc Meyers.  Starring Jessica Rothe, Harry Shum Jr., Kyle Allen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, All My Life (2020): A Romantic Drama Based On A True Story

Gallery Talk | Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror: Curator's Walkthrough (online)


Explore the exhibition with Scott Rothkopf, Chief Curator, and Lauren Young. Featuring Johns's most iconic works along with many others shown for the first time, the exhibition is the most comprehensive retrospective ever devoted to his art and includes of a broad range of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures from 1954 to today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror: Curator's Walkthrough (online)

Opening Reception | The Imagination at Work: Paintings, Works on Paper, Bronze Sculptures


This expansive exhibition of Wifredo Lam's paintings, works on paper, and rarely seen bronze sculptures traces the artist’s career from the late 1930s to the 1970s, exploring the influence of Lam’s Chinese and Congolese-Iberian heritage in his art. The Cuban artist, who early in his career associated with major figures in the European avant-garde, cultivated a practice that he considered “an act of decolonization not in a physical sense, but in a mental one.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, The Imagination at Work: Paintings, Works on Paper, Bronze Sculptures

Book Discussion | The Rolling Stones: Unzipped


An intimate and comprehensive visual history tracing the incredible musical career and creative life of The Rolling Stones. For almost 60 years The Rolling Stones have helped shape popular culture around the world. The book traces their impact and influence on rock music, art, design, fashion, photography, and filmmaking. Packed with evocative archive photos, artworks, outtakes, and memorabilia, this stunning book immerses readers in the world of the Stones. Music critic and writer Anthony DeCurtis will be in conversation with GQ fashion critic Rachel Tashjian  
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Workshop | Bingo with Bindlestiff Family Cirkus


Come for fun, leave with prizes. Enjoy 5-6 games of Bingo hosted by Joel Jeske.
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Concert | From Swing to R&B to 80's Pop Hits


A rotating cast of musicians curated by ArBuzz and Sharla play everything from swing to R&B to 80's pop hits. Take a seat in the courtyard and enjoy the show. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
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Concerts, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, From Swing to R&B to 80's Pop Hits

Book Discussion | Fierce Attachments: A Daughter’s Memoir (online)


A virtual conversation about writer and critic Vivian Gornick’s classic 1987 memoir. A story of Gornick’s relationship her with mother and their life in a Bronx tenement in the 1930s, Fierce Attachments reveals the complexity of family, politics, and literature. Livestreamed from a 1930s recreated tenement apartment, Vivian Gornick and Alexandra Schwartz of The New Yorker discuss Gornick’s life and the book’s legacy.
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Book Discussions, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Fierce Attachments: A Daughter&rsquo;s Memoir (online)

Poetry Reading | Towering Mind: Poetry (in-person and online)


Nine poets read from their work. See link for COVID protocols.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception | Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room: A Virtual Tour (online)


Like any of The Met’s period rooms, this is a fabrication of a domestic space that assembles furnishings and objects to create a fiction of authenticity. Rather than affirm a fixed moment in time, however, this structure reimagines the immersive experience of the period room by embracing the African diasporic belief that the past, present, and future are interconnected. This is a virtual tour of this exhibition whose narrative is generated by the real, lived history of Seneca Village, a vibrant community founded predominantly by free Black tenants and landowners that flourished from the 1820s to the 1850s just a few hundred yards west of The Met’s current site. In 1857, the City of New York destroyed Seneca Village, using eminent domain to seize land for the construction of Central Park, displacing its residents and leaving only the barest traces of the community behind.
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Opening Receptions, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room:&nbsp;A Virtual Tour (online)

Book Discussion | Filipinx: Heritage Recipes from the Diaspora


In her debut cookbook, acclaimed chef Angela Dimayuga shares her passion for Filipino food with home cooks. The book offers 100 deeply personal recipes—many of them dishes that define home for Angela Dimayuga and the more than four million people of Filipino descent in the United States. The book tells the story of how Dimayuga grew up in an immigrant family in northern California, trained in restaurant kitchens in New York City—learning to make everything from bistro fare to Asian-American cuisine—then returned to her roots, discovering in her family’s home cooking the same intense attention to detail and technique she’d found in fine dining.
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Book Discussion | The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (in-person and online)


What if the story we’ve been told for centuries about the origins of social inequality isn’t true? This question is at the heart of David Graeber and David Wengrow’s highly anticipated book that subverts common beliefs about social evolution and presents a radical alternative record of our ancestors’ lives, charting a path towards greater individual and collective freedom for our species. David Wengrow is a professor of comparative archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and has been a visiting professor at New York University. He is the author of several books, including What Makes Civilization?. Wengrow conducts archaeological fieldwork in various parts of Africa and the Middle East. David Graeber was a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics. He is the author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years and Bullshit Jobs: A Theory, and was a contributor to Harper’s Magazine, The Guardian, and The Baffler. An iconic thinker and renowned activist, his early efforts in Zuccotti Park made Occupy Wall Street an era-defining movement. He died on September 2, 2020.
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Author Reading | We Are Not Like Them: A Novel of Race in America (online)


The triumphant novel from Christina Pride and Jo Piazza is told through alternating perspectives. The novel is an evocative exploration of race in America and the love that keeps us going. Pride, a columnist and publishing veteran, and Piazza, an award-winning journalist, discuss their novel, conversations on race, and the path forward.
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Discussion | Beyond the Almost Promised Land: A Conversation with Author Hasia Diner (online)


How does the history of Jewish advocacy on behalf of Black citizens shape how we advance racial justice today? Hasia Diner’s book, In the Almost Promised Land: American Jews and Blacks, 1915-1935, was written amidst the political strife of the late 1970s and remains a seminal work of scholarship on Jewish involvement in the early Civil Rights movement. This is a lively and informative interview of Diner by Yiddish performer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell.
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Concert | Music by Debussy and Others: Piano, Electric Guitar, Horn, Bass, Drums (livestream)


Various musicians perform old and brand new compositions by Claude Debussy, John Clark, Peter Jarvis, Mark Kostabi, Eugene McBride, and others. Performers include Peter Jarvis on glockenspiel, Gene Pritsker on electric guitar, John Clark on horn, Paul Nowinski on bass; Gerry Brown on drums, and Eugene McBride, Alon Nechushtan, Mark Kostabi, and Magdalena Stern-Baczewska on piano. Also on the program, a reading by poet Robert C. Ford.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Music by Debussy and Others: Piano, Electric Guitar, Horn, Bass, Drums (livestream)

Open Studios | Open Studios


Artist Alex Tatarsky is in residence to create a laboratory for performance research, thinking through the opportunity of a residency as a home—a “residence”—to revisit latent ideas and cultivate unhinged processes. Within the framework of an institution, a context that can often inhibit individual values and experimentation, Tatarsky will test different modes of thinking and making. Research methods will include rage at landlords, trash as divination, and more. Visitors will be invited into the space of Tatarsky’s research. Tatarsky will offer peeks into various works-in-process, careening in-between tight scripted sequences and wildly improvised experiments.
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Discussion | Thomas Mann: Art, Politics, and Exile (online)


Thomas Mann extolled World War I as "a purification, a liberation, an enormous hope." In 1918, with Germany in a state of collapse, he proclaimed that democracy was anti-German (and that leftist intellectuals such as his brother Heinrich were Zivilisationsliterat--outsider cosmopolitans). Yet, in the 1930s and '40s, Mann was among the world's foremost defenders of democracy, a pronounced anti-Nazi, and, in exile, a neighbor and companion to the German-speaking intellectual cosmopolitans he once derided--Arnold Schoenberg, Bertolt Brecht, Max Horkheimer, and Theodor Adorno, among others. How can we understand Mann's political trajectory--from monarchist to liberal to, by some lights, radical--and what kind of light does it cast on his written work, from the metaphysical Magic Mountain to the allegorical Doctor Faustus (written partly with the assistance of Adorno) and beyond?
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Discussions, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, Thomas Mann: Art, Politics, and Exile (online)

Book Discussion | The Hours Have Lost Their Clock: The Politics of Nostalgia (online)


Nostalgia is the defining emotion of our age—political leaders promise a return to yesteryear, old movies are remade and cancelled series are rebooted, and veterans re-enact past wars while displaced peoples across the world long for home. But who is behind this collective ache for a home in the past? Do we need to eliminate nostalgia, or just cultivate it better? And what is at stake if we make the wrong choice? Grafton Tanner traces the ascent of nostalgia throughout the 21st century, revealing its power as both a consequence of our unstable time and as a defense against it. Tanner is joined in conversation by Roisin Kiberd, author of The Disconnect: A Personal Journey Through the Internet.    
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Book Discussions, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, The Hours Have Lost Their Clock: The Politics of Nostalgia (online)

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.
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Plays, November 10, 2021, 11/10/2021, The Ding Dongs: A New Dark Comedy
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