free things to do in New York City
<

October 2017

>
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City!  Read More

Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 3, 2017?

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 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! 29 free events take place on October 3 in New York City.
Join the Club!

Go!
The quality and quantity of
free events,
free things to do
that happen in New York City
every day of the year
is truly amazing.

So don't miss the opportunities
that only New York provides:
stop wondering what to do;
start taking advantage of
free things to do,
free events to go to
in NYC
today!

Tue, October 3, 2017
29 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on October 3, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
9:30 am
Free
Tours, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
9:30 am
Free
City Walks, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
9:45 am
Free
Tours, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Harlem Tour
Tour |
In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” Tours take place every Tuesday at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm until Dec. 12, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
10:00 am
Free
Tours, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
Tour |
Don't have enough time to take all of the tours? Prefer to experience Manhattan with a smaller group, but a private booking is out of reach? Then consider our All-in-One New York Tour. This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, the World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Chelsea Market and the Highline Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
10:00 am
Free
Tours, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, New York One-Day Tour
Other |
10:30am Drumming Gregory Anderson - Egungun Masquerade w/ entourage musicians 11:00am Welcome: Shirley McKinney, Superintendent African Burial Ground NM 11:10am Park Ranger Pledge of Allegiance 11:14am Professor V. K. Pearson National Anthem 11:18am Reverend. Dr., Herbert D. Daughtry: Dedication Prayer 11:22am Jimmy Cleckley, Master Cermonies 11:23am: Libation Ceremony - Cyril Innis Jr. 11:24am: Honoring the Trailblazers Fallen - Moment of Silent 11:30 am Clifton Mathais of RedHawk Native American Arts Council- Few Words and Flute Song 11:50am Professor V. K. Pearson “Lift Every Voice” and Sing Part 1 to 3 12:10pm Be A Poet – Spoken Word 12:32pm Professor V. K. Pearson – “Now We Take this Feeble Body” 12:38pm Closing Remarks Jimmy Cleckley- Run- down of activities for rest of day/week – 12:41pm Benediction Reverend Dr. Herbert D. Daugherty 1:00pm-2:00pm Drumming Gregory Anderson - Egungun Masquerade w/ entourage musicians 2:00pm-3:00pm FUSHA Dance
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
10:30 am
Free
Others, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Rededication of the African Burial Ground National Monument
Jazz |
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Workshop |
Vital records (birth, death, and marriage) and the census are the cornerstones of genealogical research. Learn how to search for and find these key documents through resources at NYPL and elsewhere. This class will also explore the history of state record-keeping practices and the U.S. federal census, and offer of variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
12:00 pm
Free
Workshops, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Genealogy Essentials: Researching Vital Records and the Census
Workshop |
Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. This program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
12:30 pm
Free
Workshops, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Public Speaking Workshop
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
City Walk |
Join a three hour journey through some of New York City's most historic areas. Begin in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of America. From there, make your way through the Gansevoort Market and the Meatpacking Historic Districts and then onto the extraordinary High Line. Then relive the bygone days of a thriving cruise ship and industrial waterfront along the Hudson; we'll see where trains ran along "death avenue", where the New York harbor along the Hudson was perhaps the most significant waterfront in the world at one time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
2:00 pm
Free
City Walks, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
City Walk |
On this tour you not only learn about some of the most significant acts of heroism and the people who sacrificed their lives to save others, but we also discover the history of the World Trade Center, starting with the strategies in the 1950s that were put in place to build it, how it was designed, constructed, how it came down, and the new buildings that are redefining the center today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
2:00 pm
Free
City Walks, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Tour
Jazz |
Mariel Bildsten is a trombonist and teacher, based in New York City. Bildsten currently works as a side-woman in New York, playing mostly in jazz big bands and small groups, as well as world and Caribbean music, classical, funk, R&B, and Latin music bands. She will perform music from Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
5:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Mariel Bildsten, Jazz Trombonist
Opening Reception |
This show will feature the winning entries from the 13th Annual National Alternative Processes Competition, images by artists of the Penumbra Foundation, a SPG artists' group show, and a solo show of Sara Silks' work titled Studies of Women, which focuses on the inner conflicts of young women as they journey to adulthood, all printed with various alternative processes.   The images submitted for this competition utilized a wide range of alternative methods, including, albumen, cyanotype, Van Dyke brown, platinum/palladium, photogravure, salt print, tintype, and wet-plate collodion, among others.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:00 pm
Free
Opening Receptions, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, 13th Annual National Alternative Processes Competition
Opening Reception |
The school will honor acclaimed illustrator, artist and author Christoph Niemann with the 29th annual Masters Series Award and Exhibition. The Masters Series: Christoph Niemann will showcase the designer’s unique sensibility and tireless inventiveness, featuring the illustrations, magazine covers, animations and digital works that have built his reputation as one of the most renowned creative talents in the field today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:00 pm
Free
Opening Receptions, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, The Masters Series: Christoph Niemann: An Exhibit Honoring the Accalimed Illustratior and Artist
Book Reading |
The Arab Spring began and ended with Tunisia. In a region beset by brutal repression, humanitarian disasters, and civil war, Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution alone gave way to a peaceful transition to a functioning democracy. Within four short years, Tunisians passed a progressive constitution, held fair parliamentary elections, and ushered in the country's first-ever democratically elected president. But did Tunisia simply avoid the misfortunes that befell its neighbors, or were there particular features that set the country apart and made it a special case? In Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly, Safwan M. Masri explores the factors that have shaped the country's exceptional experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:00 pm
Free
Book Readings, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Safwan Masri discusses his book Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly
Book Reading |
Wallace returns with the second volume of his immersive history of New York City.  Nearly twenty years ago, Mike Wallace and Edwin Burrows published Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, an epic historical narrative that won the Pulitzer for its portrait of New York City as the heart and soul of America. This year sees publication of the long-awaited follow-up in which Wallace picks up the story at the pivotal moment when ambition, immigrant dreams, and Wall Street greed fueled the city’s expansion and rise to global prominence.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:30 pm
Free
Book Readings, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Mike Wallace discusses his book Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919
Discussion |
Joshua New, assistant professor of psychology, and Homa Zarghamee, assistant professor of economics, engage in a discussion to deepen our understanding of human behavior and decision-making.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:30 pm
Free
Discussions, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Why Do We Do That? Decision-Making and Natural Selection
Forum |
Amy Kurzweil is a New Yorker cartoonist and the author of Flying Couch, a graphic memoir. Her writing and comics have also been published by Lenny Letter, The Toast, The Awl, Huffington Post, Hobart, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. She teaches comics at the Fashion Institute of Technology among other places. She lives in Brooklyn.   Kristen Radtke is the author of the graphic nonfiction book Imagine Wanting Only This. She is the art director and New York editor for The Believer magazine. Her work as appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker’s Page Turner, Oxford American, Virginia Quarterly Review, BOMB, Huffington Post, and many other places. She lives and works in Brooklyn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:30 pm
Free
Forums, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Nonfiction Forum: Amy Kurzweil and Kristen Radtke
Performance |
Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Takes place Tuesdays May 2 -October 31 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:30 pm
Free
Performances, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by H.G. Wells.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:30 pm
Free
Book Discussions, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, The Invisible Man: Classic Science Fiction
Book Reading |
This book is all pictures, no words, and shows how the animals liberate themselves from their oppressors. It’s Orwell’s Animal Farm, but in this version, the animals win, as no animal is more equal than another. Sue Coe is considered one of the foremost political artists working today. Born in England in 1951, she moved to New York in the early 1970’s. In the years that followed, she was featured on the cover of Art News and in numerous museum collections and exhibitions, including a retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington. A firm believer in the power of the media to effect change, Coe has seen her work published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and countless other periodicals.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Book Readings, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Cartoonist Sue Coe discusses her new book The Animals’ Vegan Manifesto
Screening |
Started in 1975, Metropolis Video was formed by a group of young filmmakers working in and around Manhattan Cable TV's Public Access Department. Working with one of the earliest live-switched multi-camera systems and small sound mixers, the group adopted a verité shooting style that mirrored the intensity and exuberance of the musicians, and together they captured breakout early performances by Talking Heads, Heartbreakers, Tuff Darts, and several other groups. The screening includes the world premiere of several songs from a recently discovered and digitally restored fall 1975 performance by Talking Heads at CBGB (music club in East Village). A discussion with members of Metropolis Video will follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Screenings, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, 1975 performance by rock band Talking Heads and more
Film |
An electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show. 91 min. Followed by an intimate conversation with Okpokwasili and director Andrew Rossi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Films, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Andrew Rossi's Bronx Gothic (2017): A Portrait of Dancer Okwui Okpokwasili
Comedy Club |
This month's theme: Paranormal V.8.0: Stories that are non-corporeal, metaphysical, woo-woo, freaky-deaky, out-of-this-world, or just plain out there! Super Storytellers is curated and co-hosted by author/storyteller Michele Carlo. The show will also include a "Magic Hat Open-Mic" where audience members can sign up for a chance at four minutes of stage time to share their own stories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Comedy Clubs, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, No Name's Super Storytellers Edition
Film |
The story of the native people of Guam, the Chamorros, who remained loyal to the U.S. under a brutal Japanese occupation only to be stripped of much of their ancestral lands to build military facilities after World War II. Through rarely seen archival footage, as well as testimonies of survivors and their descendants, War for Guam explores the experience and enduring legacy of World War II on the island. 56 min. With Frances Negrón-Muntaner, filmmaker, writer, scholar, curator and Professor of English and Comparative Literature.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:30 pm
Free
Films, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Frances Negrón-Muntaner's War for Guam (2015): Documentary on Island's History
Classical Music |
Program: John Woolrich (U.K.) The Devil in the Clock (2012, first performance outside the U.K.) and After the Clock (2005, first performance outside the U.K.) Gerald Barry (Ireland) Feldman's Sixpenny Editions (2008-09, New York premiere) Raminta Serksnyte (Lithuania) Almond Blossom (2006, U.S. premiere) Akira Nishimura's (Japan) Chamber Symphony No. 1 (2003, Western Hemisphere premiere) Led by Joel Sachs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, 4 Premiere Works by Contemporary Composers
7:30 pm
Regular: $30
Member: $0
Join the Club!
Go!
Concerts, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Chamber music by Back, Vivaldi and more
9:30 pm
Regular: $15
Member: $0
Join the Club!
Go!
Concerts, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Blues with a Twist
Complimentary Tickets

to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Broadway | Broadway show

Regular Price: $70
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Classical Music | Piano works by Debussy, Chopin and more

Regular Price: $40
CFT Member Price: $0.00
Join the Club!

Go!