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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 8, 2017?

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

All events, things to do on October 8, 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
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9:30 am
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Tours, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, 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
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City Walks, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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
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9:30 am
Free
City Walks, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
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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
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Tours, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Harlem Tour
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You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour
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For over 100 years, the Beaux-Arts beauty known as Grand Central Terminal (a.k.a Station) has been a testament to the ingenuity and ambition of a great city, impressing both travelers and visitors with its wonderful architecture and pulsating vibe. Its history is a story of immense wealth, great engineering, a few accidents, a planned sabotage and one terrific ceiling, but most importantly a story of survival and rebirth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Grand Central Terminal Tour
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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10:00 am
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Fairs, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Street Fair
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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10:00 am
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Fairs, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Street Fair
Slide Lecture |
An exploration of the work of three 16th-century Renaissance painters profoundly influenced by Luther's new ideas: Lucas Cranach (a personal friend of Luther); Albrecht Dürer (a Catholic); and Hans Holbein, court artist to English reformer, King Henry VIII. Presented by art historian Dennis Raverty as part of the 500th anniversary celebration of the Protestant Reformation. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Slide Lectures, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Martin Luther's Reformation and Northern Renaissance Art
Other |
Stop by and check out lots of great finds.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Others, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Upper West Side Flea Market
Park Walk |
On this east-west walk you will see some of the Park's most well-known landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Route involves a few stairs. 90 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Heart of the Park Tour
Tour |
Join professional guides on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building. This tour repeats every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Flatiron District Walking Tour
Workshop |
Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. Sundays from June 4 to October 15 (no program on June 25th and September 17th).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Big City Fishing
Gallery Talk |
Explore the interconnectivity between the paintings, performances and sculptures found within the exhibition. Examine identity, power dynamics and community during this one hour tour. This gallery tour will have something for everyone: adults, families and kids of all ages are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Gallery Tour: We Go As They
Book Discussion |
This book tells the personal, untold story of the retranslation of the psalms contained in the current Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, which version has now become a standard. Johnson describes the role on the drafting committee played by the poet, W. H. Auden, whom the author replaced.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Book Discussions, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, J. Chester Johnson's Auden, the Psalms, and Me
Park Walk |
Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, West Side Stories Tour
Tour |
Known as America's first suburb, Brooklyn Heights is truly a gem. Travel and Leisure named it one of America's top 10 most beautiful neighborhoods, and its beauty is rivaled only by its place in American history. These quaint, tree-lined streets have been the sites of Revolutionary War battles, abolitionist activism and have inspired numerous novelists. Visit a stop on the Underground Railroad, or the home of Truman Capote, where he penned Breakfast at Tiffany's and where Jackie Robinson signed with the Dodgers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Brooklyn Heights 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 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Tour |
Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Midtown Manhattan Tour
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
City Walk |
Highlights: St. Lukes's in the Fields Chapel, The Arsenal Building, The Whitehorse Tavern, The Highline, The Gendarme Building -H.B. Studio Acting School.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
$20...
City Walks, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, The Far West Village-'Bohemia Along the Hudson' Tour
Concert |
James Kerr, leader. Born out of the oldest music in this country, bluegrass uses traditional instruments and vocal harmonies to create this rousing sound.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, The Columbia Bluegrass Band
Classical Music |
Program: Bridge Three Songs for Voice, Viola and Piano Griffes Three Poems of Fiona Macleod Griffes Barcarolle, Op. 6, no. 1 Ives Selected songs Vaughn-Williams On Wenlock Edge Faculty Recital: Warren Jones, piano   With special guests Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor Carol Rodland, viola Peter Winograd, violin Laurie Carney, violin Daniel Avshalomov, viola Wolfram Koessel, cello  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Concerts, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Piano Works by Vaughn-Williams, Ives
Concert |
A special concert featuring Taiko drummers, dancers and singers from Japan.  Noriko Inamori was a housewife who founded Inamori Project Group in 2010 after she was diagnosed with a fatal debilitating disease. With her new life’s mission, IAPG was established as a volunteer group of fifty Japanese. Through drama, dance, music, Japanese Taiko drums and visual art, they showcase why all people should live together on earth peacefully without wars, and religious and racial differences. The group performed in Switzerland, New York City, Georgia near Russia, and Japan. Noriko traveled globally lecturing mainly about world peace and giving a voice to people with disabilities for seven years. She died in 2013 at the age of 47. The group is determined to keep Noriko’s mission and beliefs alive will return to NYC in the fall of 2017.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Prayer of Love and Peace Concert: Music from Japan
Play |
In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields is a modern French classic by playwright Bernard-Marie Koltès (1948-89) that portrays the relationship between a dealer and a client. As directed by the innovative French director and sound artist Roland Auzet, in a new English translation by Judith Graves Miller, the action unfolds on the steps of the Kimmel Center’s Grand Staircase as an intense transaction between conflicting desires for drugs, love, connection, and a sense of existence. In Auzet’s production furtive exchanges are overheard by audience members equipped with headphones, allowing spectators to eavesdrop on the intimate, secretive, and transgressive negotiation of the deal. French composer, percussionist, and theater director Roland Auzet defines himself as a stage writer. An artist and performer with many interests and talents, Auzet received the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French Ministry in 2007 for his remarkable body of work in contemporary music, circus, dance, opera, and theater.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Plays, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017,  In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields: A Modern French Classic
Classical Music |
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. The Organ Meditation takes place every Sunday from Sept. 10, 2017 to May 27, 2018..
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Dance Performance |
Drawing from an elaborate installation of acoustic instruments—pendelstrings, hardwood and granite stone rows, viola, voice, soprano timpani, cymbals and a variety of tube, metal and snare drums—dancer Limpe Fuchs will transform her Prismatic Park stage into a sanctuary for sound. Through a series of spontaneous improvisations and studied compositions, interactive demonstrations of her instruments and scheduled workshops for players both trained and untrained, her presence will foster a fertile web of feedback between different people and musicians in contact with their own instruments or with hers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Prismatic Park: Dance in the Park
Concert |
In celebration of the restored Great Organ, the cathedral presents a concert series following Sunday Evensong, featuring guest recitalists from around the country. Great Organ: It’s Sunday concerts are held on Sundays at 5 pm in the fall and spring seasons. Organist: James Wetzel, New York, NY
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Great Organ: It's Sunday
Classical Music |
NoMa NYC Ensemble: Morrie Sherry, clarinet Peggy McAdams, violin Brenda Vincent, violin Joel Rudin, viola Elina Lang, cello
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, NoMa NYC Ensemble performs works by Mozart, Brahms, Piazzolla
Classical Music |
Program: Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) Toccata in C Helmut Walcha (1907-1991) Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten; Nun sich der Tag geendet hat; Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Prelude and Fugue in a, BWV 543 Rachel Laurin (b. 1961) Fugue on a Bird’s Song Georg Böhm (1661-1733) Vater unser im Himmelreich Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Sonata in C minor, Op. 65, no. 2 Organist: Virginia Bolena (Staunton, VA).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:15 pm
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Concerts, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Organ Works by Bach, Mendelssohn
Staged Reading |
While researching a book she’s doing on a well-known psychotherapist, now deceased, the writer makes a disturbing discovery about his relationship with a former patient. In digging deeper, she finds herself drawn into the lives of the therapist’s wife and son—and also begins to confront her own shortcomings, as a writer and a person. Written by Robert Strozier.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Staged Readings, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, The Hired Self: Therapist's Secret
Book Reading |
Kerry Neville peers with a steady eye into the universal struggle to lead a life of purpose and dignity, penetrating deep into the lives of people shattered as much by yearning as by loss. These are stories you won’t soon forget.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Kerry Neville reads from her new story collection Remember to Forget Me
Classical Music |
Program: Beethoven: Violin Sonata No, 1 in D Cello Sonata No. 3 in A, “Archduke” trio The performers will be Jessica Fellows, violin, Ariana Nelson, cello, and Jerome Rosen, piano.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$15 suggested donation
Concerts, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, All-Beethoven Chamber Music Program
Cabaret |
Richard Frank’s 50-year career reaches back to Broadway’s 1960s golden age, tours and recordings with Patti LaBelle, Peter Allen, Janis Ian, Paul Anka , Neil Diamond, Bette Midler and Barry Manilow, plus the entire Archies cartoon TV series. Although you hear his guitar licks on hundreds of TV and radio commercials, you can truly appreciate his seasoned musicianship and mastery of the Great American Songbook in an intimate setting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$5, no minimum
Concerts, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Richard Frank, Guitarist and Vocalist
Tour |
The skeletal remains of the High Line’s elevated tracks set the perfect scene for a spooky evening. Join Free Tours by Foot for a journey to the creepier side of New York City’s most unique park. On this tour you’ll hear tales of the strange eccentric who lived below the tracks and saved them from demise, the curse of a West Side Cowboy who fell to his death from the elevated track, and the children who haunt the street formerly known as Death Avenue. If the moon hangs right perhaps you’ll witness the spectacle of a ghostly ship floating down the Hudson River; is it the long forgotten crew of Henry Hudson’s Half-Moon warning sailors not to go to sea? Or is it Captain Kidd protecting the treasure he buried on Liberty Island? Venture at your own risk through the dark side of High Line.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Tours, October 08, 2017, 10/08/2017, Dark Side of the High Line Tour
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Play | Broadway actress in a holiday comedy

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