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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on November 21, 2023?

24 free events take place on Tuesday, November 21 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 21 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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24 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, November 21, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Academy Award Winner Nomadland (2020) with Frances McDormand
free events nyc What Makes It Italian?: From Sicily to the Tyrol (online)
free events nyc The Making of the Avant-Garde: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984 (2013)
free events nyc The Pilecki Report (2023): Polish Drama on Resistance Fighter
free events nyc Band Blends Vintage Peruvian and Middle Eastern Sounds
free events nyc Orchestral Works by Jean Sibelius, Ralph Vaughan William and More
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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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Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join 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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10:30 am
Free

Screening | Native Cinema Showcase 2023 (online thru Nov 24)


The National Museum of the American Indian's Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. This year's theme highlights films of Indigenous perseverance that inspire, uplift, and triumph against adversity--stories that prevail against the judicial system, generational trauma, and cultural appropriation through love and complex relationships, self-worth, and humor. The showcase provides a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and Arctic. All films available on demand: Aitamaako'tamisskapi Natosi: Before the Sun L'Inhumain The Legend of Molly Johnson Powerlands Rosie We Are Still Here Connections Shorts Program Future-Focused Shorts Program Inside Out Shorts Program Pacifika Shorts Program
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 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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Film | Beans (2020): drama


Beans explores the 1990 Oka Crisis (a land dispute between a group of Mohawk people and the town of Oka, Quebec, Canada) at Kanesatake through the eyes of Tekehentahkhwa (nicknamed "Beans"), a young Mohawk girl whose perspective on life is radically changed by these events. Director: Tracey Deer Cast: Kiawentiio, Rainbow Dickerson, Violah Beauvais
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Film | Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) with Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer


Ant-Man and the Wasp find themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that pushes them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible. Director: Peyton Reed Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer Paul Rudd is an American actor. His films include Clueless (1995), Wet Hot American Summer (2001), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), I Love You Man (2009), This Is 40 (2012), and Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021). He has played Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Ant-Man (2015) and most recently in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023). Michael Douglas is an American actor and film producer. He has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the AFI Life Achievement Award. Michelle Pfeiffer is an American actress. A prolific performer whose screen career spans over four decades, she became one of Hollywood's most bankable stars during the 1980s and 1990s. The recipient of various accolades, she has received a Golden Globe Award and a British Academy Film Award, in addition to nominations for three Academy Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award. In 2007, she was awarded a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free

Talk | Artist Talk: Between Imagination and Research (in-person and online)


Wong Kit Yi works at the intersection of speculative imagination and research. Merging video with performance and the everyday, she crafts participatory experiences that engender questions of identity, the parameters of time and context. In her relational karaoke-lecture-performances, she moves fluidly between the voices of academia, memoir, philosophy and song, aggregating content from her research.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Film | Academy Award Winner Nomadland (2020) with Frances McDormand


Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloe Zhao, Nomadland features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern's mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West. Director: Chloe Zhao Cast: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Swankie Frances McDormand is an American actress and producer. Throughout her career spanning over four decades she has gained acclaim for her roles in small-budget independent films. McDormand has received numerous accolades, including four Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and one Tony Award, making her one of the few performers to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting." Additionally, she has received three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free

Lecture | A Biography of an Ancient Greek City in Ionia


In 2022, the University of Michigan began excavations at the Greek city of Notion (also known as Colophon-by-the-Sea) near Ephesus in Ionia. Professor Christopher Ratté’s lecture focuses on monuments of the Hellenistic period, including the city’s fortifications, theater, temples, agora, bouleuterion (Town Hall), and numerous large courtyard houses. A spectacular new find from an earlier period is a hoard of gold coins (Persian darics, minted in the fifth or fourth century BCE) buried in a pot beneath the courtyard of a Hellenistic house.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Chicago Skyscrapers, 1934-1986: How Technology, Politics, Finance, and Race Reshaped the City (online)


The most famous residential structures of postwar Chicago are still Mies van der Rohe's 860-880 Lake Shore Drive with the modernist expression of their steel skeleton. But Mies also designed in concrete, as did many Chicago architects and builders throughout the 20th century. Chicago developed home-grown expertise in flat slab, "rib-cage," and tube construction that produced remarkably innovative residential towers across the city. While a few of the postwar icons--Marina City and Lake Point Tower, for instance--are well studied, others such as Lawless Gardens, 320 Oakdale, and Quadrangle House deserve greater attention for the impact they had on the city's building culture. Author Thomas Leslie will discuss his new book, an expansive architectural history that tackles the history of a half century of Chicago's built environment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Lecture | Anarchist Simulacra: Responding AI


After the birth of intelligence as a scientific notion in the 19th century, the emergence of neurochips able to mimic brain plasticity, and the invention of neural networks and intelligent robots, we are witnessing a new technological age, in which the simulation of the real has become limitless. How are we to answer the challenge of this super AI? How to respond to responding systems like ChatGPT? The talk will try to bring to light the political implications of these questions. Speaker Catherine Malabou is a professor of philosophy in the departments of Comparative Literature and European Languages and Studies at UC Irvine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concert | Percussion Works


Russell Greenberg performs a selection of adventurous percussion works, with trumpeter Nate Wooley. Sit onstage and enjoy a free drink during this hour-long weeknight Pop-Up Concert, and mingle with the musicians and fellow concertgoers after the show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | The Artists Roundtable (online)


A talk with Chie Fueki. Visually-striking and intricate, Fueki’s paintings picture contemporary life in spectacular motion. Created through a complex system of painting, drawing, cutting and collaging onto wood panels, her practice is centered around the depiction of figures, symbols and abstract spaces using multi-layered ornamental surfaces and fields of color. Drawing on her experience as a Japanese-born artist growing up in Brazil and later practicing in the United States, Fueki’s work embraces the visual language from these three distinct cultures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | The Concept of Global South and Its Origins: A New Conflict Risk? (in-person and online)


A remarkable assembly of contemporary thinkers will come together to debate and explore various topics that touch upon some of the most intractable problems of our time. Panelists Adekeye Adebajo, Philippe Etienne, Yaw Nyarko, Yusuke Shimizu, Kenneth Weinstein will discuss the issue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | What Makes It Italian?: From Sicily to the Tyrol (online)


"What Makes It Italian?" is a music listening and discussion group. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who has also guided listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y; acted as maestro del coro for opera in Italy; instructed music at The New School; and directed Underworld Productions. The encounter will focus on: Donnafugata, Ragusa, with composer Alfonso Gibilaro and Trattmansdorff Castle Gardens, Merano, with composer Federico Campana Whatever the purpose of a garden - pleasure, contemplation, practicality, or botany - it is the artifact of someone taming chaos into a recognizable form. When garden forms share underlying aesthetics with music, they make the unseen tangible. In this series, we listen to works by composers associated with Italian gardens, including Leonora d'Este, Vincenzo Galilei (father of Galileo), Francesco Veracini, and Federico Campana. Like a gardener, the composer "weeds out" unwanted sounds and manipulates others into preordained forms. We explore parallels between gardens - nature organized in space - and music - noise organized in time. Just as some garden designs, like the labyrinth, defy geography and era, so music speaks an international language. Let's listen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | An Ordinary Youth: One of Germany’s Most Renowned Post-War Writers


Michael Lipkin will present his new translation of Walter Kempowski's first novel and engage Lauren Wolfe and Corey Robin in a discussion about the remarkable life and career of one of Germany’s most renowned post-war writers. An Ordinary Youth is Walter Kempowski’s first novel, an immediate bestseller when it came out in Germany in 1971 as Tadellöser & Wolff. To this day, it is the best known of Kempowski's novels in Germany.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Film | The Making of the Avant-Garde: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984 (2013)


The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, founded in 1967 with close ties to the Museum of Modern Art, made New York the global center for architectural debate and critically redefined architectural discourse in the United States and beyond. A place of immense energy and effervescence, its founders and participants were young and hardly known at the time but would ultimately shape architectural practice and theory for decades. This film documents and explores the Institute's fertile beginnings and enduring significance as a locus for the avant-garde. The film, presents the creation and existence of the IAUS in the architectural, cultural, and political climate of the time, from the anti War riots, the Women's Movement to the Paris May '68 revolution and the crime ridden and bankrupt New York City, through rich and abundant footage portraying the period. Director: Diana Agrest 64 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free

Discussion | The Creation of Le Petit Prince: A Celebration


It's the 80th anniversary of the publication of Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French author and aviator who lived in New York during World War II. A musical play in French, Vols au-dessus du Volcan, is based on the correspondence between Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his wife Consuelo. The letters exchanged from their first encounter in Buenos Aires in 1930 to the disappearance of the writer in the summer of 1944 are marked by the blurring of the lines between the reality and the fantasy of their intertwined and tumultuous lives. The play highlights the mutual promise of unconditional love between these two strong personalities. Vols au dessus du Volcan has been produced by Chemindessens, a company created by Isabelle Chemin, and premiered in France in 2022.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Reading | The Book of Ayn: Satire of Political Culture


An original and hilarious satire of both our political culture and those who rage against it, Lexi Freiman's book follows a writer from New York to Los Angeles to Lesbos as she searches for artistic and spiritual fulfillment in radical selfishness, altruism, and ego-death.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Film | The Pilecki Report (2023): Polish Drama on Resistance Fighter


The film depicts the incredible story of Witold Pilecki, a distinguished army officer, who joined the Polish resistance in the early days of the World War II, volunteering to enter the Auschwitz concentration camp and report on the horrors of the German atrocities inside the camp. In the camp, he organized a resistance network among the prisoners and smuggled intelligence out. Pilecki's reports circulated among Allied governments, providing one of the first eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust. Director: Krzysztof Lukaszewicz Stars: Przemyslaw Wyszynski, Paulina Chapko, Mariusz Jakus 118 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Concert | Band Blends Vintage Peruvian and Middle Eastern Sounds


La Banda Chuska merges the sounds of vintage Peruvian cumbia and psychedelic chicha with 1960s Latin American and Middle Eastern surf rock. They then add a dose of the surreal intensity of New York City to amplify their diverse musical and cultural backgrounds: Peru, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and various corners of the U.S. The result is a fireball of post-punk energy and subversive playfulness, a sort of tropical funk meets The B-52s.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Classical Music | Chamber Works


Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble: Alissa Rose, soprano; Urara Mogi, violin; Christine Moulton, flute; Richard Auldon Clark, viola; Scott Gerhardt, clarinet; and Matthew Slotkin, guitar, perform works by American Composers Robert Muczynski, David Loeb, Richard Auldon Clark, and Wenceslaus Matiegka.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Jean Sibelius, Ralph Vaughan William and More


MSM Symphony Orchestra; Daniela Candillari, conductor; James C. Harris, baritone. Program Ellen Reid (b. 1966), Floodplain Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), Five Mystical Songs Jean Sibelius (1867-1957), Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Staged Reading | New York City's Longest-Running Cold Play Reading


Naked Angels was formed in 1986 by a group of artists intent on creating a creative home for new voices. Forming a community of writers, directors, actors, producers, and designers, our founders crafted an open environment for expression, experimentation, and production. The company took its name from the John Tytell book, which referred to Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and other Beats as “a generation that wanted to break out of convention and scream.” As a young group, the Naked Angels artists felt the same way; needing a place where, through the medium of theater, they could show the world a different perspective of the times. Sometimes outraged, often irreverent, occasionally absurd, and always intelligent, enthusiastic and fun, Naked Angels’ work was a spark to which audiences were quickly drawn. The Space, as their theater on 17th Street was known, soon became a vital, thriving crossroads where talented theater artists met and collaborated: the destination of choice for those seeking a truly celebratory theatrical experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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