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31 free events take place on Tuesday, 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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31 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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free events nyc The Remarkable Life of Luis Moses Gomez (online)
free events nyc An Eclectic Afternoon of Jazz (In Person and Online)
free events nyc What Makes It Italian?: Baroque Guitar (online)
free events nyc Buried Beneath the City: An Archaeological History of New York (online)
free events nyc Fashion and Movies: A Never-Ending Dialogue
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Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Get in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Adult Zumba

Book Discussion | The Remarkable Life of Luis Moses Gomez (online)


During the early days of colonial America, a number of Sephardic Jews and conversos came from the Caribbean islands to the eastern seaboard for economic opportunity. They have largely been overlooked as the stories of the later German and Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants, took over in terms of numbers and achievements. Here is the story of one of those early Sephardic settlers who came from Jamaica to the New York area in search of such opportunities. Andree Aelion Brooks and Ruth K. Abrahams discusss their book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Book Discussions, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, The Remarkable Life of Luis Moses Gomez (online)

Concert | Contemporary Works Performed by a Brass Band


Jiaqi Yuan, trumpet; Yuen Lok Liu, trumpet; Young Eun Jeong, trumpet; Yuebo Chen, trumpet; Rui Wang, trumpet; Robert Williamson III, trumpet; David Yechan Moon, french horn; Matteo Paoli, trombone; Matt Styrna, tuba Program Richard Rodney Bennett (1936 - 2012) Four piece suite for two pianos Jan Koetsier (1911- 2006) Brass Quintet (Opus 65) Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way Guests must provide proof of up-to-date vaccination, including a booster when eligible; a negative result from a PCR test taken within three days before arrival; or a negative result from a rapid test taken the same day. Masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Contemporary Works Performed by a Brass Band

Workshop | Crafting Origami


Learn the Japanese art of paper folding with the visual artist Sato Yamamoto. She will discuss the history and culture behind the the art of Origami and provide an instructional workshop for participants to make their own Origami.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Crafting Origami

Lecture | Reforming Child Welfare in Authoritarian Russia (online)


Dr. Meri Kulmala will discuss child welfare reforms that have been ongoing in Russia for the last decade. The reforms can be conceptualized as deinstitutionalization and they link the Russian child welfare system closely to the wider international trends of child rights-based child welfare systems.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Reforming Child Welfare in Authoritarian Russia (online)

Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Classical Music | Midday Music: Organ (in-person and online)


Organist Claudia Dumschat, whose performance was described by The New York Times as "brilliantly assertive." Program Bohm (1661-1733) Werde Munter Variations Muhly (b. 1981) Prelude on Lasst Uns Erfreuen and Patterns (Very Fast Music)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Midday Music: Organ (in-person and online)

Jazz | An Eclectic Afternoon of Jazz (In Person and Online)


Jazz concert at an intimate venue featuring the Coleman Hughes Sextet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, An Eclectic Afternoon of Jazz (In Person and Online)

Discussion | Chat with Other Music Lovers about Talking Heads' Remain in Light (Online)


Join a discussion about Remain in Light, the fourth studio album from Talking Heads. Remain in Light was acclaimed by critics, who praised its sonic experimentation, rhythmic innovations, and cohesive merging of disparate genres. The album peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard 200 and number 21 on the UK Albums Chart, and spawned the singles Once in a Lifetime and Houses in Motion. It is often considered Talking Heads' magnum opus.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Chat with Other Music Lovers about Talking Heads' Remain in Light (Online)
4:00 pm
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Concerts, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, String Quartet Mozart-a-thon (in-person and online)

Talk | Viral Justice: Pandemics, Policing and Public Bioethics (online)


Ruha Benjamin of Princeton University examines the topic of incarceration, policing and health justice and specifically, how incarceration in the US must be understood in terms of health and equity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Viral Justice: Pandemics, Policing and Public Bioethics (online)

Opening Reception | Mohamed Kouaci: Vision(s) of Algeria


The photography exhibit centers on the work of Algerian photographer Mohamed Kouaci. Kouaci was one of the very few Algerian photographers to document the entire Algerian War of Independence (1954-1962) on the FLN (Front de Libération Nationale) side as well as the first few years (1962-1965) of the new Algerian Nation. A self-taught practitioner born in Blida, Algeria, Kouaci was head of the photography service at the Information Ministry of the GPRA (Gouvernement Provisoire de la République Algérienne) as well as the sole photographer and photo editor of the FLN newspaper, El Moudjahid, from 1958 until 1962. Although unable to enter his country during most of the war due to the French colonial army’s sealing of Algeria's borders with Morocco and Tunisia starting in 1957, Kouaci’s work created a powerful and lasting vision of Algeria and the narrative of its revolution.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Mohamed Kouaci: Vision(s) of Algeria

Discussion | Chat with Other Music Lovers about Talking Heads' Remain in Light (Online)


Join a discussion about Remain in Light, the fourth studio album from Talking Heads. Remain in Light was acclaimed by critics, who praised its sonic experimentation, rhythmic innovations, and cohesive merging of disparate genres. The album peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard 200 and number 21 on the UK Albums Chart, and spawned the singles Once in a Lifetime and Houses in Motion. It is often considered Talking Heads' magnum opus.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Discussions, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Chat with Other Music Lovers about Talking Heads' Remain in Light (Online)

Workshop | Intro to Photography: Composition (online)


Tony Gale breaks down the principles of composition for portraits, still life, architecture, landscapes and more!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Intro to Photography: Composition (online)

Book Discussion | Buried Beneath the City: An Archaeological History of New York (online)


Bits and pieces of the lives led long before the age of skyscrapers are scattered throughout New York City, found in backyards, construction sites, street beds, and parks. Indigenous tools used thousands of years ago; wine jugs from a seventeenth-century tavern; a teapot from Seneca Village, the nineteenth-century Black settlement displaced by Central Park; raspberry seeds sown in backyard Brooklyn gardens--these everyday objects are windows into the city's forgotten history. Buried Beneath the City uses urban archaeology to retell the history of New York, from the deeper layers of the past to the topsoil of recent events. The book demonstrates how the archaeological record often goes beyond written history by preserving mundane things--details of everyday life that are beneath the notice of the documentary record. These artifacts reveal the density, diversity, and creativity of a city perpetually tearing up its foundations to rebuild itself. Buried Beneath the City is at once an archaeological history of New York City and an introduction to urban archaeology.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Book Discussions, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Buried Beneath the City: An Archaeological History of New York (online)

Book Discussion | Come Back in September: A Literary Education on West Sixty-Seventh Street, Manhattan


Critic and writer Darryl Pinckney recalls his friendship and apprenticeship with Elizabeth Hardwick and Barbara Epstein and the introduction they offered him to the New York literary world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Come Back in September: A Literary Education on West Sixty-Seventh Street, Manhattan

Book Discussion | Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood: Coming of Age in the Sixties


John D'Emilio, a pioneering figure in the field of LGBTQIA+ history, will join Professor Claire Potter in a discussion of D'Emilio's new book. The event will include a book signing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood: Coming of Age in the Sixties

Lecture | Antonio de Nebrija (1444-1522): Humanist, Grammarian, Lexicographer (online)


Dr. John O'Neill, Curator of Manuscripts & Rare Books and Head of the Library, commemorates the 500th anniversary of Antonio de Nebrija's death. Nebrija is considered one of the most influential Spanish humanists of his era and an important contributor to the fields of Spanish grammar and lexicography. This event will present a brief overview of Nebrija's life and writings with particular reference to his three best-known works, Gramatica de la lengua castellana (1492), Diccionario latino-espanol (1492) and Vocabulario espanol-latino (1495). Hosted by Natalie Espino, Head of Education.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Antonio de Nebrija (1444-1522): Humanist, Grammarian, Lexicographer (online)

Discussion | Reinforcing Academic Freedom Against an Illiberal Tide


A conversation between Peter-Andre Alt, President of the German Rector's Conference, and Robert Quinn, Executive Director of the Scholar Risk Network , and moderated by Hadas Aron, a faculty fellow at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies. Banning of disfavored disciplines; mass dismissals and prosecutions of faculty and students; expulsion or banning of a liberal institutes and universities; criminalization of cross-border partnerships; invasion and attempted annexation of a neighbor: These are but a few of the violations of higher education values experienced in recent years in European countries from Belarus to Turkey, Hungary to Russia and beyond. How might higher education leaders and advocates for academic freedom and autonomy respond?  When business-as-usual is inadequate to the moment, how might the academy push back against the illiberal tide, while remaining within its proscribed role as research, teaching and public service institutions?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Reinforcing Academic Freedom Against an Illiberal Tide

Discussion | The State of Hasidic Education: The Right to Learn, The Obligation to Teach (in-person and online)


An urgently important panel discussion exploring the recent, exhaustive, and explosive New York Times investigative report on the steep decline of secular education in the state’s Hasidic Yeshivas. The widely discussed news story described the alarming and growing lack of proficiency among Hasidic yeshiva students in math, science, and English, often resulting in later joblessness and poverty among graduates. In addition, the New York State Board of Regents recently unanimously voted on new guidelines that would enforce educational standards in all religious schools that receive public financial support. The Times story reported educational neglect and physical abuse at Hasidic schools, an educational system that receives hundreds of millions of dollars in state funding but has apparently failed to recognize, much less meet, minimum secular education standards required of schools that accept public support. Did The Times get the entire story? How have the yeshivas reacted? Can the State enforce legal requirements for secular education in core subjects at religious schools? What role do electoral politics play in sustaining the current hands-off approach? What is New York City’s obligation? How can New York best guarantee the proficiency of students in both public and religious schools? A panel of experts and eyewitnesses will discuss the issue—relate their personal experiences in Hasidic Yeshivas—and explore possible solutions. With: Naftuli Moster, Schneur Zalman Newfield, Beatrice Weber, and Leah Garrett.
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Discussions, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, The State of Hasidic Education: The Right to Learn, The Obligation to Teach (in-person and online)

Discussion | What Makes It Italian?: Baroque Guitar (online)


"What Makes It Italian?" is a music listening and discussion group. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions. Once the genteel Baroque five-course guitar, nowadays the "beating guitar" thumps out the rhythm of regional music in Calabria, Apulia, Basilicata, and Campania.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Discussions, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, What Makes It Italian?: Baroque Guitar (online)

Discussion | Fashion and Movies: A Never-Ending Dialogue


How important is an outfit in developing a character? What is the role of a costume designer in making a movie or TV show? Could you picture Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's without the long black dress and the pearls? How about Richard Gere in American Gigolo wearing a stiff tweed blazer instead of his iconic sexy unstructured jacket? And what about Mrs Meisel "sans le tailleur et le chapeau?" Professor Sara Martin loves movies and costumes, and her book The Necessary Dress: Threads, Weaves and Costumes in Cinema and TV, will be the starting point in discovering a fascinating world "behind the scenes" as well as an intriguing tool for better understanding - paraphrasing Sunset Boulevard, "what the wonderful people see in the dark."
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Discussions, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Fashion and Movies: A Never-Ending Dialogue

Lecture | Modernizing Baku: The Difference Oil Makes (in-person and online)


Baku, Azerbaijan is the original oil city. Since its first oil boom in the 1870s, Baku has been an urban landscape in which the extraction and production of oil and urbanism have been inextricably intertwined in the economy, politics, and fabric of the city. The long history of those entanglements provides access not only to the foundations of the oil industry and the global urbanization processes it set in motion, but also to the manifold temporalities, spatialities, scales, displacements, and contradictions entailed in the processes of carbon modernization and concept of carbon form. Baku complicates that narrative. Unlike any other site, it also gives access to those processes in the context of the Soviet command economy and the post-Socialist restructuring that followed it, shedding new light on the dynamics of surplus driving post-oil urbanization today. Speaker Eve Blau is a professor of the History and Theory of Urban Form and Design at the Graduate School of Design and Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Lectures, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Modernizing Baku: The Difference Oil Makes (in-person and online)

Book Discussion | Reporting American Crises with Award-Winning Journalists (In Person and Online)


Andrea Elliott and Beth Macy have both written intimate and personal pieces of reporting that enmeshed both writers in the lives of their subjects. Now, they talk about what it's like to get in the weeds of a story and how America can navigate the crises it finds itself in. Beth Macy is a journalist with three decades of experience and an award-winning author of three New York Times bestselling books: Factory Man, Truevine, and Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America. Her first book, Factory Man, won a J. Anthony Lukas Prize, and Dopesick was short-listed for the Carnegie Medal, won the L.A. Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, and was described as a "masterwork of narrative nonfiction" by The New York Times. Her new book is Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America's Overdose Crisis. Andrea Elliott is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has documented the lives of poor Americans, Muslim immigrants, and other people on the margins of power. She is an investigative reporter for The New York Times and the author of Invisible Child, which won The New York Public Library's 2022 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, as well as the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction. She is also the recipient of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, a George Polk award, an Overseas Press Club award, and was awarded a 2007 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Reporting American Crises with Award-Winning Journalists (In Person and Online)

Book Discussion | The Color Line: 2 Black Artists, a Centruy Apart (online)


From internationally acclaimed Somali-Italian writer Igiaba Scego comes a gorgeous, haunting novel inspired by true events. The novel intertwines the lives of two Black female artists more than a century apart, both outsiders in Italy: In 1887, an African-American artist, Lafanu Brown, finds freedom in Rome as one of the city’s most established painters, after the rare opportunity to study, travel, and follow her dreams—but not without facing intolerance and violence. In 2019, an African-Italian art curator despairs over her Somali cousin’s quest to cross borders and reach Europe, while becoming more and more obsessed with the life and secrets of nineteenth-century painter Lafanu Brown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, The Color Line: 2 Black Artists, a Centruy Apart (online)

Play | The Seagull: Chekov's Middlebrow Storyteller


The Seagull is generally considered to be the first of Chekhov's four major plays. It dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the famous middlebrow story writer Boris Trigorin, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the symbolist playwright Konstantin Treplev. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Solo Performance From Acclaimed Saxophonist (In Person and Online)


Featuring Matt Parker, saxophone. Matt Parker is a saxophonist and composer, as well as the musical director for multiple theater companies. Parker has written and released two albums: World Put Together (2014) and Present Time (2016), and both albums were chosen by DownBeat Magazine for their albums of the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Solo Performance From Acclaimed Saxophonist (In Person and Online)

Slide Lecture | Writing Twentieth Century Jews into Sports History (online)


Journalist Helen Epstein is the daughter of Holocaust survivor and Olympic swimmer Kurt Epstein. Helen has created a photography exhibition that will be on view at the Terezin Memorial from September 8 through November 30, 2022. Join the Museum and Helen Epstein for an illustrated talk about the process of designing this documentary exhibit, starting with one artifact -- her father's tallis in which he was a bar mitzvah in 1917. Epstein will tell the story of a provincial Jewish son of a factory owner who loved to swim and how he became a reserve lieutenant in the Czechoslovak Army and a national sports hero. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Writing Twentieth Century Jews into Sports History (online)

Book Discussion | The Tiger and the Cage: A Memoir of a Body in Crisis (online)


Author Emma Bolden for a virtual evening celebrates her new book. This exquisitely wrought debut memoir recounts Bolden's lifelong struggle with chronic pain and endometriosis, while speaking more broadly to anyone who has been told “it’s all in your head.” Bolden uses her own experience as the starting point for a journey through the institutional misogyny of Western medicine—from a history of labeling women “hysterical” and parading them as curiosities to a lack of information on causes or cures for endometriosis despite more than a century of documented cases. Recounting botched surgeries and dire side effects from pharmaceuticals affecting her and countless others, Bolden speaks to the ways people are often failed by the official narratives of institutions meant to protect them.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, The Tiger and the Cage: A Memoir of a Body in Crisis (online)

Dance Performance | Crossroads Dance Performance


A movement-based, cross-disciplinary performance series centering the voices of queer, BIPOC, and feminist artists. This fall, Pioneers Go East Collective welcomes guest curators Dani Cole and Jasmine Hearn. Featuring:  Featuring: Marisa Tornello and Shara Lunon/Tarellian Shannon Yu and Sarah Zucchero/SHA Creative Outlet
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Dance Performances, November 01, 2022, 11/01/2022, Crossroads Dance Performance
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