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38 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on October 7, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Conference |
This two-day conference will feature a variety of speakers, including the Heilbroner Center's own Julia Ott and New School History faculty Aaron Jakes. The keynote address, "'To make ourselves the masters and possesors of nature': Dutch Capitalism and the World-Ecological Revoluton of the Long Seventeenth Century," will be presented by the luminary Jason W. Moore.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Conferences, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Global Histories of Capital: New Perspectives on the Global South
Tour |
Distance: 12-14 miles In this walk we will start at the northern tip of Red Hook, Brooklyn and follow the shoreline up to Queens ending at Queensboro Plaza.  Approximately 12-14+ miles.  Brisk, steady pace at 3+ mph. Rain cancels. Bring lunch and water.     
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:15 am
$3
Tours, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Red Hook-to-Queens Walk
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
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9:30 am
Free
Tours, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, 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
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9:30 am
Free
City Walks, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, 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
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9:45 am
Free
Tours, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Harlem Tour
Tour |
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
Free
Tours, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
City Walk |
Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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City Walks, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour
Park Walk |
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 Saturdays May 2 -October 31 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Park Walks, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
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
Free
Fairs, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Street Fair
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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Fairs, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Street Fair
Conference |
This conference brings together scholars of French literature, music, and history, alongside sound artists from France and the Francophone world, to explore the place of sound in sensation/making sense. Talks and roundtables are organized around a series of performances which include a concert featuring compositions of Michaël Levinas, a performance at the Park Avenue Armory of Boulez’s Répons by IRCAM’s Ensemble Intercontemporain, and the innovative production by Roland Auzet of Bertrand-Marie Koltes’s play In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields. Levinas; the director of IRCAM, Frank Madlener; and Auzet will participate in discussions around their work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Conferences, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, The Sense of Sound: Sound Artists
Tour |
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights. Route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. 45 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Southern Park Welcome Tour
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Juggling in the Park
Festival |
11:30am-12:15pm: Dance and drumming performance- Universal Dance and Drum Ensemble 12:00pm- 1:30pm Dr. Patricia Leonard- Interactive Lecture 1:30pm-3:00pm: Several stations will be set up outside including: Libation Ceremony - Cyril Innis Jr. Drumming Gregory Anderson - Egungun Masquerade w/ entourage musicians- Vicki Freemont: Visitors will create African masks or Wire dolls Christina Williams- Andrika symbol face painting Christina Williams Tamika Albertini- Tribal Face Adornments Schomberg Center-Information related to the Schomberg Events/Programs NPS Table-10th anniversary giveaways, Junior Ranger program, writing competition Flyer to be distributed Cumbe- Dance/Drum/Storytelling Workshop –Where? Lobby and Outdoor Audience? Children and Adults 1:00pm-3:00pm: Spoken word performances by Robyn Baxter & Verbal Artisan followed by the Youth Forum: Speak Up, Speak Out-30th Floor 3:00pm-4:00pm- Fusha Dance Performance
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Festivals, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Family Day: Celebrating the Rededication of the African Burial Ground National Monument
Tour |
About 6 miles in Queens, level and moderately paced. Tour Sunnyside Gardens (the first example of a planned community in the U.S.), then cross the train yard to Northern Boulevard, where you'll visit (and lunch at or near) a rooftop farm at the edge of Astoria. After lunch, continue walking in Astoria (with Kaufman-Astoria Film Studios, Athens Square Park, and other points of interest en route) to Welling Court, where you'll see this year's selection of many colorful murals. Bring lunch, water, snacks. Steady rain cancels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
$3
Tours, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Sunnyside-to-Astoria Walk
Festival |
Celebrating Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse and in the tradition of Parks Commissioners before him, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver will join fans of the Little Red Lighthouse at the 25th Annual Little Red Lighthouse Festival to read the book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge.  This festival celebrates Manhattan’s beloved lighthouse. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
Free
Festivals, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, 25th Annual Little Red Lighthouse Festival: Tours, Readings, Music and More
Discussion |
This event brings together the work and voices of activists, artists, cultural critics and public intellectuals to consider how art and activism are shaping one another as visual materials that are recontextualized and recirculated at increasingly accelerated rates.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
Free
Discussions, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Hypervisibilities: Art and Activism
Festival |
Traditional German “beer hall” celebration and entertainment. 1 – 4pm: Arts & Crafts for kids + kidults with Creatively Wild 2 – 4pm: Street Beat Brass, a New Orleans inspired brass band, play traditional German, Polka, and Oompah hits. 5  – 9pm: Enjoy a high energy Oktoberfest performance complete with costumes, tubas, accordions, and more by Melina and the Oompahs. Melina’s musical act is drawn from inspiration from the original Oktoberfest in Munich, where she was previously featured.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Festivals, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Oktoberfest: beer, crafts, music, costumes and more
Staged Reading |
The Instant Shakespeare Company readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the readers/actors move around as much as they feel comfortable. Readers are encouraged to share with their fellow readers and the audience so that the plays can exist as words and thoughts communicated through space, not just words on the page.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Measure for Measure: Shakespeare Comedy
Conference |
Including authors Gregory Edwards (Civil War Generals McLellan and Lee: The First Two Years of the War) and Joseph Rose (Grant Under Fire: An Expose of Generalship and Character in the American Civil War).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
Free
Conferences, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, New Perspectives on the Civil War
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
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2:00 pm
Free
Tours, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
Tour |
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick. Tour takes place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Tour |
The tour explores the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. You’ll hear how Union Square got its name, see where the legendary Tiffany & Co. once stood, and learn how to read the clock (yes, it’s a clock!) on “The Metronome” sculpture and so much more! This tour takes place every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Union Square-Crossroads of New York Tour
City Walk |
Highlights: Schermerhorn Row, The Titanic Memorial , Meyer's Hotel. The Richard Haas Mural "Bridging the Gap," and The Joseph Rose House.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, The New South Street Seaport Tour
Opening Reception |
Artwork by members of the artists complex.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, The Fiber Matrix: Group Show
Open Mike |
The National Writers Union welcome all to read their poetry. Poets who are members of the union will also participate by reading from their works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
Open Mikes, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Poetry Open Mic
Performance |
The Inamori Art Project Group was established by Naariko Inamori, a housewife with a progressive and incurable disease with the desire that we should hand over a peaceful future to children all over the world. Inamori Group, a volunter group of actors, singers, and dancers keeps alive that dream with theatrical plays music and live arts. They believe the message they bring will reach people's hearts and that the planet will be come a more peaceful world. They will perform "Prayer of Love and Peace" and "Nagasaki Miracle."
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Performances, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, The Inamori Art Project Group: Actors, Singers and Dancers
Classical Music |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Concert on Water: Classical Music
Classical Music |
Forty-five minute organ meditations celebrating the diverse repertoire of the pipe organ. The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. Takes place every Saturday from Sept. 9, 2017 to May 27, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Festival |
At the monthly First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment, including dynamic performances and participatory experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Festivals, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment
Classical Music |
With: Irina Kataeva and Marilyn Nonken, piano Roula Safar, mezzo soprano
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Le Sens du Son: Work by Messiaen, Levinas
Opening Reception |
Linnea Vedder's recent paintings depict pregnancy, engaging the longstanding analogy between birth and creative genesis (see, for instance, Courbet's L'Origine du monde). Vedder takes up art's classical themes, engaging layering as both process and historical or conceptual content: gravid bodies are overlaid with semi-sheer floral patterns—signifying growth as well as interior decoration—or ensnared in an grid of broad, dark brushstrokes. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, If nothing lasts forever, will you be my nothing?: Paintings by Linnea Vedder
Classical Music |
Lara Lev has earned a reputation as a fine virtuoso, but she also has some even more rare traits. She has always had a special interest in seldom-heard, unjustly neglected masterpieces, as well as in new music. Already while in the USSR, she took an active part in the "Sojuz Kompositorov" society for contemporary music, giving first performances of several new works. While in the USSR, she often performed as soloist with top-level chamber orchestras ("Moscow Virtuosos", "Moscow Soloists") and with several symphony orchestras. She also worked as a soloist of the Odessa Philharmonia, and as the First Violin of the Odessa Conservatory Quartet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Faculty Recital: Lara Lev, Violin
Concert |
Soulful Sounds consist of college-educated young males having a passion for playing music. The group started out as a duo of the saxophonist and the keyboardist. However, over the years the band has expanded into a five-piece smooth ensemble. Soulful Sounds focuses on providing smooth live entertainment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Soulful Sounds, Smooth 5-Piece Ensemble
Discussion |
An hour-long pre-concert discussion led by musicologists and scholars as they discuss the Hudson’s music and legacy, taking an in-depth look at their contributions to the genre. This discussion looks at the music and career jazz luminaries: drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski and guitarist John Scofield of the new supergroup Hudson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Jazz Supergroup Hudson in Discussion
Performance |
The Inamori Art Project Group was established by Naariko Inamori, a housewife with a progressive and incurable disease with the desire that we should hand over a peaceful future to children all over the world. Inamori Group, a volunter group of actors, singers, and dancers keeps alive that dream with theatrical plays music and live arts. They believe the message they bring will reach people's hearts and that the planet will be come a more peaceful world. They will perform "Prayer of Love and Peace" and "Nagasaki Miracle."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Performances, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, The Inamori Art Project Group: Actors, Singers and Dancers
City Walk |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
Free
City Walks, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Concert |
Join guitarist Matt Wolfe and vocalist Lainie Munro for a night of great music- celebrating standards from the worlds of jazz, pop, and Broadway. Matt and Lainie enjoyed a packed house at their Don't Tell Mama show in NYC this summer, and were standing room only for all their shows on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines in 2016.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
$5, no minimum
Concerts, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Matt & Lainie: Standards from Jazz, Pop and Broadway
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Classical Music | One of the oldest choirs of NY perform famous Requiem

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Classical Music | Famous symphony with a large choir

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