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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 11, 2023?

21 free events take place on Saturday, November 11 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 11 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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21 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Saturday, November 11, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Arrival
free events nyc Organ Music by J.S. Bach and More at a Beautiful Church
free events nyc Jazz's Influence on 50 Years of Hip-Hop with a Grammy-Winning Trumpeter
free events nyc Kimono & Dance
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Parade | Veterans Day Parade


America’s veterans, representing every branch of service and every generation of warriors since WWII, march up in for the 104th annual Veterans Day Parade. Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Mike Linnington serves as Grand Marshal.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 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
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10:00 am
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Festival | Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Arrival


This year's Tree Arrival boasts a day of fun for the whole family as the iconic Christmas Tree makes it's way onto the Plaza. Programming will feature: -- Performances by The Rock and Roll Playhouse: The largest performer of kid-friendly live concerts in the nation will be performing classic holiday covers. -- Book Readings -- Letters to Santa: Kickoff the holiday season with a letter to Santa and they'll send it out straight to the North Pole! -- Ornament Making: Artist Lu Ann Kaldor will help to create your own ornament in the likeness of the iconic Clarebout Angels -- Caricature Artists: Get a caricature portrait done by a professional artist. -- The event will also feature complimentary face painting, balloon animals and more!
   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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Book Club | Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley (online)


The Riverside Book Club discusses the book by Elizabeth Keckley, who was once both a slave and a seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln. Keckley’s book was banned over a century and a half ago. That is largely because Lincoln’s son feared that the book revealed little-known sides of the President and Mrs. Lincoln. The banning occurred over a century and a half ago. However, the struggle over truth-telling and the banning of books continues.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Opening Reception | Artist Talk: A Certain Oblivion


In a series of new paintings, Los Angeles-based artist Calida Rawles skillfully reclaims water as a reparative space. Often declining to immediately reveal her subjects to the viewer, Rawles’ paintings offer recuperative alternatives to the regimes of hypervisibility and surveillance to which women’s and young girls’ bodies have so often been subjected. The young women and girls portrayed in these paintings are the next generation, women whose graceful determination transcends the riptides of contemporary American life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Hike | Fall Foliage Hike


The Rangers lead a fall tradition as they hike to through the Forever Wild preserve beneath a canopy of fall colors.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Gallery Talk | Fruits of Labor: Reframing Motherhood and Artmaking: Curator's Tour (online)


The curator leads an online 3D tour and discussion of the exhibition.   Fruits of Labor brings together a group of women artists unpacking the vastly personal yet universal experiences of mothering. Encompassing painting, sculpture, video and photography, the exhibition evokes motherhood thematically, but also explores the ways in which this subject appears in artists’ practice, as a mode of work and being. Their work showcases the rhythms of mothering -– the interrupted and fragmented focus, the nap-length studio time, the lack of resources, the time that both drags on and moves frantically — and how this rhythm unfolds into creative practice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 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
Free

Festival | Prelude Festival 2023


Dozens of performances, panels, artists talks, and more at various venues across the city from October 7-27. See link for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Classical Music | Organ Music by J.S. Bach and More at a Beautiful Church


Renee Anne Louprette, organ, performs J.S. Bach, Demessieux, Franck, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free

Jazz | Jazz's Influence on 50 Years of Hip-Hop with a Grammy-Winning Trumpeter


Nabate Isles and his ensemble celebrate the golden anniversary of hip hop. The show will feature classic jazz compositions that were sampled into major hip hop records. The goal of this concert is to show how jazz was, and is, a major part of the evolution of hip hop. The Band: Nabate Isles, Trumpet Raydar Ellis, Lyricist/MC Matthias Loescher, Guitar Alex Marcelo, Piano/Keyboards Gary Foote, Bass Abe Fogle, Drums + Special Guests Nabate Isles is a Grammy-winning trumpeter as well as a composer and producer, born and raised in New York City. Nabate released his debut album Eclectic Excursions in the Summer of 2018, the independent album was in the Top-50 in the JazzWeek charts for 6 weeks, receiving critical acclaim.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue (In Person AND Online)


Enjoy a program of hymns, anthems, and voluntaries for the organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Performance | Kimono & Dance


On stage, a new perspective on kimono characteristics will be presented as well as Japanese regional traditional performances (some of them, not-so-easy to encounter even in Japan).
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free

Opening Reception | Lee Miller and Friends: Seeing Is Believing


The exhibition centers on the long, fruitful relationship between American photographer Lee Miller (1907–1977) and English Surrealist painter, collector, art historian, and Picasso biographer, Roland Penrose (1900–1984). In addition to photographs by Miller and Penrose, it will feature paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper by Joseph Cornell, Max Ernst, Dora Maar, Man Ray, Henry Moore, Valentine Penrose, and Pablo Picasso—all artists in their extended network. Curated by Jason Ysenburg and Richard Calvocoressi, Seeing Is Believing also presents letters, albums, and ephemera that trace a history of interconnected lives and relationships. As a model for American Vogue in the 1920s, Miller was photographed by leading fashion and portrait photographers before traveling to Paris to study with Man Ray. She developed a uniquely Surrealist vision of portraiture and captured many arresting images as a correspondent during World War II. Penrose co-organized the 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition that introduced the movement to the United Kingdom, cofounded London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1946, and curated important retrospectives of Picasso and Man Ray.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Wild Style 40: Capturing a Moment


In the forty years since the film Wild Style was released, this small budget independent movie has stood as a testament to a scene, a subculture and a city that seems almost unimaginable today. Amidst a flurry of change, the nascence of a renaissance, a happenstance of abandonment and neglect colliding with the exuberantly wayward energies of invention and hope, Wild Style captured something all too illusive, fleeting and ephemeral and set it down as an indelible record, like lightning in a bottle or a dream journal, truth and witness to a crazy fantasy so fantastic we might otherwise imagine it an urban myth. What started as a game of make-believe ended up changing reality for a generation of participants caught up in its imaginary, as well as for subsequent generations who have chased its impossible liberties ever since. Wild Style 40 is a celebration in the form of an exhibition, a family and friends reunion of the visual artists who defined an era and inspired a movement. This exhibition tries to convey the radical energy and rapid evolution of this culture over that brief time while both preserving the fertile ground from which these sensibilities emerged and acknowledging the legacy of these artists through time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 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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6:00 pm
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Classical Music | Works by Debussy, Saint-Saëns, J.S. Bach, Mozart, and More (In Person AND Online)


Program Marina Dranishnikova (1929-1994), Poem for Oboe and Piano Debussy (1862-1918), Romance Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881), Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Op. 37 J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006 Mozart (1756-1791), Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216 Antonio Capuzzi (1755-1818), Concerto for Double Bass in F Major Vittorio Monti (1868-1922), Csárdás
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Classical Music | Brass Quintet Works (In Person AND Online)


Metropolis Brass Quintet. Program Jan Koetsier (1911-2006), Brass Quintet Op. 65 Michael Tilson Thomas (b. 1944), Street Song Eric Ewazen (1954), Frost Fire
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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Classical Music | French Horn Works (In Person AND Online)


Colby Kleven, French Horn. Program Colby Kleven, Fanfara Pompeii Nichagarn Chiracharasporn, Pyochonm for Horn and Piano Colby Kleven, Prayers to the Rat God Ian Maloney, Sonata in One Movement for Horn and Piano Elise Winkler, Taxi
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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