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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 10, 2023?

33 free events take place on Friday, 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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33 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, November 10, 2023

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free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
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free events nyc Latin Grammy Winning All-Women Mariachi Group
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Conference | Business & Society: What's Next?


An event advancing new scholarship aimed at guiding business leaders in considering both non-market forces and the concerns of diverse stakeholders in their decision-making processes, going beyond the traditional focus on shareholders. This half-day conference will highlight recent developments and breakthroughs in the field and feature a keynote conversation with Russell Carson, Founding Partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Conference | Rethinking Practice: Climate, Equity, Labor


A one-day conference that brings together practitioners, professors, community leaders, and students to support the idea that the architect’s community sits in society like others, opposing the insular position that architecture has held for a long time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Slide Lecture | Artist Talk: A Cultural Icon (online)


Art historian and lecturer Sylvia Laudien-Meo leads an illustrated presentation and discussion via Zoom in a group setting. Yayoi Kusama is a cultural icon who mesmerizes international audiences with her magical immersive infinity spaces, pumpkin sculptures, and colorful paintings. Prolific during the 1960s, she was omnipresent in New York, a member of the generation that challenged society with nude performances, peace demonstrations, and new directions in art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lecture | The War and Ukraine’s Nadazov Greeks (in-person and online)


One of the most underreported human catastrophes of Russia’s full-scale  invasion of Ukraine is the ongoing cultural and existential erasure of the country’s Nadazov Greek population, which, prior to the war, constituted the third-largest ethnic group (after Ukrainians and Russians) in the bitterly contested Donetsk region. Most of these Greeks were concentrated in and around the city of Mariupol, which they founded after Catherine the Great had resettled them from their ancient homeland of Crimea in 1778. This imperial precedent—and the cultural prejudice used to justify its expedience—would persist. The Soviet policy of mass persecution of Greeks, which included deportations, executions, and bans on their language and culture, started with the NKVD’s so-called “Greek Operation” under Stalin in 1937 and continued for many years thereafter.  For today’s Nadazov Greeks, who come from a region of Ukraine that has been militarized since 2014 and much of which was effectively destroyed in some of the heaviest fighting of 2022, Russia’s war and occupation now pose a question of both cultural preservation and immediate survival. Speaker Tetiana (Tatiana) Liubchenko is an associate professor of Greek Linguistics at Kyiv National Linguistic University (Ukraine).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Among the Braves: Hope, Struggle, and Exile in the Battle for Hong Kong and the Future of Global Democracy (in-person and online)


In 2019, the world was transfixed by the sight of normally tidy, peaceful Hong Kong wracked by months of massive protests. Youths dressed in black and wearing masks for protection against tear gas hurled paving stones and sometimes Molotov cocktails at police, who fired off tear gas, rubber bullets, and even live ammunition. At stake was Hong Kong’s future, in which many youth had lost hope. Journalists Shibani Mahtani and Timothy McLaughlin will tell the story of the protests and immediate aftermath mainly through the eyes of four participants, drawing on their new book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:15 pm
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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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Book Discussion | The Heat Will Kill You First:  Life and Death on a Scorched Planet (online)


Author Jeff Goodell has closely and provocatively examined the wide-ranging impact of climate change for more than two decades.His book has been widely praised; The Washington Post noted that it “lives up to its alarming title” in “documenting the terrifying fragility of human bodies in a burning world.” And The New York Times called it a “propulsive book” that “documents the lethal effects of rising temperatures and argues that we need to take hot weather a lot more seriously.”  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Lecture | Gender Policies Towards Muslim Women in Socialist Yugoslavia and Bulgaria (online)


Speaker Ivan Simic is the principal investigator on a large research project that explores communist gender policies towards Muslim minorities in Eastern Europe at Charles University in Prague. This project explores how gender policies towards Muslim women were utilised as a means to penetrate and control Muslim communities. It examines the communist governments’ methods for implementing policies that interfered with people’s cultural norms, as well as the long-term consequences. The project not only analyses the Yugoslav, Bulgarian and Soviet cases individually but also offers a comparison of these case studies. Yugoslavia and Bulgaria were heavily influenced by Soviet models, and the project looks at how these ideas were adapted in each country. For example, it examines similarities and differences in the communists’ views on Muslim women’s agency, dress and body, and explores how such views informed the policymaking in different periods and political surroundings. Besides the analysis of the policies and their implementation, this project also explores the strategies that Muslim women used to resist these measures and the consequences for them and their families.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Museum Highlights Tour


A highlights tour of these exhibitions: A Collection without Borders -- celebrates the art and culture of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, Goa and the Philippines. Includes a wide range of paintings and decorative arts. Featuring works by Velazquez, Goya, El Greco, Murillo, Tapies, Viladrich, Arrieta, and many more. Anatomy of a Fresco: Drawings of Jose Clemente Orozco from the Wornick Collection -- Anatomy of a Fresco features a rare group of figurative sketches for portraits and preparatory works for large-scale murals made during the Mexican Mural Movement. Sorolla's Vision of Spain -- The monumental series of 14 paintings known as Vision of Spain by the Valencian master Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida. A truly unique, immersive experience that captures the essence of turn-of-the-century rural Spain. Sculpture on the Audobon Terrace -- Immerse yourself in Penetrable, an interactive sculpture created by Jesus Rafael Soto, as well as Marta Chilindron's Orange Cube 48, the inaugural selection for Art on the Audubon Terrace, a partnership with the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Festival | Diwali Celebration


Celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, at the South Street Seaport Museum and on Seaport Square. Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights, held in the period from October to November. The name is derived from the Sanskrit term dipavali, meaning “row of lights.” The festival generally symbolizes the victory of light over darkness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Lecture | Rights Refused: Grassroots Activism and State Violence in Myanmar


A lecture by Elliot Prassed-Freeman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:15 pm
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Poetry Reading | 2 Poets Read From Their Books


Poetry readings by Katie Farris (Standing in the Forest of Being Alive)  and Ilya Kaminsky (Deaf Republic), followed by a reception/signing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Opening Reception | The Pictures Generation: Group Show


Featuring work by Marcel Duchamp, Cindy Sherman, David Salle, and many more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Concert | 3 Folk Music Acts (online)


6:00 pm: Emma Jude 6:30 pm: Lara Herscovitch 7:00 pm: Shira Goldberg
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Staged Reading | Ajax: The Poolboy and the Shah


Tehran, 1953. Kambiz, a local poolboy, is lured into the affairs of a strange American and the Shah of Iran. Written by Habib Yazdi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Film | Blue Heart (2021): Fear and Chaos in Cuba


In an alternate reality, Fidel Castro turns to genetic engineering to create his elusive New Man and save his socialist utopia. Eventually the experiment fails because these highly intelligent beings are cruel and uncontrollable. Rejected by their own creators, they orchestrate a series of terrorists attacks throughout the island spreading fear and chaos in Cuba. When Elena, a group member, discovers a clue to her genetic identity, she embarks on a journey to find her own humanity. Director: Miguel Coyula Stars: Lynn Cruz, Carlos Javier Martinez, Héctor Noas 103 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Film | Eat Bitter (2023): Documentary from the Central African Republic


Against the backdrop of civil war in the Central African Republic, a Chinese construction manager and local African laborer work on opposite ends of the spectrum to construct a sparkling new bank. As deadlines loom, unexpected twists threaten their jobs, relationships, and plans. Directors: Pascale Appora Gnekindy, Ningyi Sun 95 min. Followed by a discussion
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Stalker (1979), Director: Andrei Tarkovsky: Soviet Sci-Fi


A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. Director: Andrei Tarkovsky Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn 162 min. Followed by a discussion
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | The Stark Beauty of Last Things: A Novel of the Hamptons


Céline Keating's novel is set in Montauk, the far reaches of the famed Hamptons, an area under looming threat from a warming climate and overdevelopment. Now outsider Clancy, a thirty-six-year-old claims adjuster scarred by his orphan childhood, has inherited an unexpected legacy: the power to decide the fate of Montauk’s last parcel of undeveloped land.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lecture | Ani, the Capital of the Kingdom of Armenia in the Year 1000


Lecturer Christina Maranci is the Mashtots Professor of Armenian History in the departments of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the History of Art and Architecture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lecture | Freedom in India: 75 Years After Independence


The celebrated journalist P. Sainath will discuss the meaning of freedom in India, after 75 years of the country's independence, reflecting on policies and rights.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Screening | Secret Sixteen Screening


This event pairs 16mm films from the Cinema Studies Archive with lo-fi gems, oddball curiosities, and pre-internet obscurities. There's a surprise here for everyone!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Film | Bang Bang (1971): Experimental Brazilian Film


The actor of a film being made lives without distinction his own personal reality and his character's fiction. As the involuntary object of chance and circumstance, he looks for a meaning and way out, while being pursued by outlaws, a magician, a romantic fantasy, a drunk and his own self-image. The humour, the reason of the persecution, situations, personages, set decoration, dialogs and soundtrack (which uses themes from other films) lead us to symbols, metaphors and the refusal of a possible logical narrative, in a way to allow the viewer to experiment a sensation analogous to the one of the main character, inducing in him the need of thinking a meaning while lost and led by the sustained expectation, and by the intentionally recurrent anti-climax. Director: Andrea Tonacci Stars: Paulo César Peréio, Abrahão Farc, Jura Otero 85 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Midnight Rambles: H. P. Lovecraft in Gotham


David Goodwin discusses of his new book, a micro-biography of H.P. Lovecraft, horror fiction’s most influential author, and his love–hate relationship with New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Beethoven and Clementi


Aaron Butler, piano. Program Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), Sonata op.50 no.3 "Didone Abbandonata" Beethoven (1770-1827), Sonata op. 81a
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Classical Music | Works by Beethoven and More for Cello and Piano.


Shanda Wooley, cello; and Nathaniel LaNasa, piano, perform Henze, Hindemith, Beethoven.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Classical Music | Choral Works (In Person AND Online)


The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Artefact Ensemble; NOVUS NY; Downtown Voices; Trinity Youth Chorus; and Elaine Kelly, conductor, perform Benedict Sheehan's oratorio, Akathist, an epic meditation on choosing gratitude, in collaboration
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concert | Latin Grammy Winning All-Women Mariachi Group


Latin Grammy winners Flor de Toloache, New York City's first and only all-women mariachi group perform. Founded in 2008, singers and founding members Mireya I. Ramos and Shae Fiol lead the four-piece band whose instrumentation includes vihuela, violin, trumpet, and guitarron. Hailing from diverse cultural backgrounds, the ensemble brings a contemporary flair to traditional Mexican music, casting a spell on audiences like the legendary Toloache flower still being used in Mexico as a love potion. Making a name for themselves on NPR's Tiny Desk series, where NPR Music stated, "There should be fireworks named after this band, for all the intensity and color and life that bursts forth from Flor de Toloache," experience how this vibrant group pushes the boundaries of a centuries-old tradition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concert | Music in the Afghan Classical Style


Fanoos Ensemble is composed of individuals from the renowned musical family, Ahmad Fanoos and his two sons, Elham Fanoos and Mehran Fanoos. Fanoos Ensemble reunited in the U.S. in December 2021 after five years apart, and made their U.S. debut in the spring of 2022, one year after the flight to freedom from the Taliban. Fanoos Ensemble’s mission is to unite people and cultures from all over the world through their music, while emphasizing Afghanistan's rich cultural and musical heritage. Together they work with Tabla players all over the United States to perform songs in the Afghan classical style, at the crossroads of Persian poetry, Hindustani rhythms and Central Asian and Western harmonies. Their repertoire includes Afghan folk songs, traditional ghazals based on the poetry of Rumi and others, and hits from the legendary singer, Ahmad Zahir, who was active in the 40s and 70s and is still a hugely popular singer. Notably, the group performs original Afghan works enriched with their original improvisations, and perform on traditional Afghan and western classical instruments. Program: Concert: 7:30-8:30pm Q&A: 8:30-9:00pm Reception: 9:00-10:00pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Haydn, Schoenberg, and More


Mannes Orchestra; David Hayes, conductor Program Haydn (1732-1809), Symphony No. 60 in C, "Il Distratto" Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962), The Light That We Can Hear Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), Concerto for String Orchestra Schoenberg (1874-1951), Kammersymphonie, Op. 9
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Classical Music | Works by Aaron Copland and More


Camerata Nova; Kyle Ritenauer, Conductor. Program Valerie Coleman, Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Aaron Copland (1900-1990), Appalachian Spring Suite for 13 instruments Wynton Marsalis (b. 1961), A Fiddler’s Tale
   New York City, NY; NYC
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