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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 12, 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 12 in New York City.
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Thu, October 12, 2017
29 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on October 12, 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 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, 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 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Park Walk |
This tour focuses on the middle of Central Park, starting in front of the beautiful American Museum of Natural History. From there enter the park and explore, seeing everything from a castle to the wild-looking Ramble. See an Ancient Egyptian obelisk and the place where Stuart Little raced his sailboat in the E.B. White children’s classic. Don’t forget to bring along your camera. There will be many wonderful photo opportunities throughout.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Park Walks, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Central Park Tour - Middle Section
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
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Tours, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Harlem Tour
Workshop |
If you have been collecting the information, now it is time to shape your genealogy research into a cohesive family history for others to read. Learn the different types of family history writing styles and explore the writing manuals that will match your style. Learn how to explore the history of the places where your family lived, tips for creating a cohesive narrative, and why writing a family history is the ultimate goal of genealogy research.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Writing Your Family History
City Walk |
Join a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan. Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more. Every Thursday from September 7 to October 26, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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City Walks, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Tour The Battery
Workshop |
Share your passion for gaming the old-fashioned way. If words excite or inspire you, and crossword puzzles keep you going, then Scrabble is your game! Are you a chess or checkers champion? Whether you're a master or just starting out, show off your best moves. If you like wheeling and dealing, Monopoly's the game for you. Join them for some lively board time. All levels of play welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaws for Adults
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
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
Film |
Stars: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel. Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man in order to save her beloved brother from an embezzlement charge. 146 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Vincent Sherman's Mr. Skeffington (1944): She Loves Him Not, She Loves Him
Classical Music |
Program: Robert Schumann/Debussy Six Etudes in the Form of a Canon Bach Prelude and Fugue BWV 552 compositions by Carey and Musto With: Norman Carey and John Musto, Pianos
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Conversations in Counterpoint: A Two-Piano Concert
Tour |
Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public. Join this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly. Tour takes place every Thursday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Subway Art 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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2:00 pm
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City Walks, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
Film |
Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson. A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden. 118 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Jordan Vogt-Roberts' Kong: Skull Island (2017): Giant Gorilla Reboot
Film |
Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones. A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight-year-old daughter is a heartless killer. 129 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Mervyn LeRoy's The Bad Seed (1956): Is Little Girl a Killer?
Birdwatching |
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, the park is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Birdwatchings, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Fall Birding Tour
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Ian Carmon and Shana Knizhnik.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussions, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, The Notorious RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsberg's Life
Lecture |
This will assess the transformative potential in the architecture of urban housing in America in a challenging time. In the face of population growth, climate change, a degraded infrastructure, a material culture invested in superficial greenwashing and inequities in economic opportunity, a panel of prominent architects from various regions across the United States will gather to discuss the central issues of design that make urban housing successful. Following the lecture, there will be a brief conversation between Lawrence Scarpa of Brooks+Scarpa in Los Angeles and Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Housing Left, Right and Center
Master Class |
In the more than 40 years he has been performing on the concert stage, American pianist Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time, performing in all of the major international music centers and with every leading orchestra. He is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with whom he has toured as conductor and pianist throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and South East Asia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Murray Perahia, Pianist
Talk |
Jhumpa Lahiri received the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for Interpreter of Maladies, her debut story collection that explores issues of love and identity among immigrants and cultural transplants. Her subsequent fictions—The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, and The Lowland—were published to great acclaim, as was her nonfiction exploration of the often emotionally fraught links between identity and language, In Other Words.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Talks, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Fiction Writer
Discussion |
Photographic historian Judith Mara Gutman and acclaimed historian Sean Wilentz explore the work produced for the WPA by pioneering social photographer Lewis Hine, chronicled in the new book Lewis Hine: When Innovation Was King. In 1936, science-teacher-turned-photographer Lewis Hine was commissioned by the National Research Project, a division of the Works Progress Administration, to produce a visual document of the industries that the U.S. government hoped would provide the jobs that would lift the country out of the Great Depression. Hine produced more than 700 photographs for this project. Please arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Historians explore WPA photographs of Lewis Hine
Discussion |
When did America lose its mind? If you follow Kurt Andersen's article in the The Atlantic's September issue, it was some time during the 1960s when "mainstream" culture, for better or worse, became increasingly suspect. To what extent has Andersen articulated our "post-truth" moment? Does he hit the nail on the head or fall woefully short?
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, How America Lost Its Mind
Lecture |
Can the two Koreas achieve reconciliation and reunification, the goal for nearly seven decades? How can a potentially catastrophic clash between the US and North Korea, or even a second Korean War invoving the US and China, be avoided? Will the future of the Korean Peninsula be war or peace? Dr. Charles K. Armstrong gives an insightful review of Korean history and guidance for the future. Armstrong is The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences at Columbia University's Department of History, author of Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992. There will also be a performance by EnoB, a global outreach organization that designs and performs high quality musical concerts for isolated individuals in New York, Seoul and Shenzhen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Lectures, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, The Two Koreas: War or Peace?
Film |
From Facebook thumbs up to the battle of stones, a history of hope, fear, despair, anger, pride and elation, the film is the real-time chronicle of the two most exciting weeks in the history of modern Egypt as lived by their protagonists. 91 min. Screening followed by discussion with Professor Jane Gaines and curator Nora Philippe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Stefano Savona's Tahrir: Liberation Square (2011): Arab Spring Documentary
Concert |
The College of Performing Arts newest large ensemble is the New School Studio Orchestra, performing music from a wide variety of genres including jazz, soul, pop, and improvised music. Each semester the 20-45 member group will be led by two special guest artists.  The ensemble's debut performance on October 12th will feature trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader Steven Bernstein, whose restlessly creative approach to music perfectly embodies the eclectic spirit of the New School Studio Orchestra. 
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Concerts, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Trumpeter Steven Bernstein and The New School Studio Orchestra
Screening |
In honor of Thelonious Monk's 100th birthday, explore his one film soundtrack, 1960's Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Producer Zev Feldman will explore Monk's musical contributions and play some selections. Following that, there will be a screening of the film.
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7:00 pm
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Screenings, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Thelonious Monk Symposium: Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Tour |
New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native tribes, lost opportunities and political intrigue. With almost every step one takes through the West Village, one encounters the ghosts and spirits of New York City’s past. Every corner has its stories, every building has its haunted spirits.
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7:30 pm
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Tours, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
Lecture |
The use of data in communication disciplines like journalism, marketing, advertising, P.R., etc., is becoming widespread. News graphics have quickly become a popular feature in news media, and many organizations, like The New York Times and The Washington Post, have created departments devoted exclusively to dealing with data. Unfortunately, what is otherwise a positive phenomenon has also a dark side: the lack of knowledge that average citizens have about statistical reasoning opens the door for crooks of all ideological orientations to mislead them. The talk will cover strategies to verify sources, reason about data, and critically read graphics like charts, graphs, diagrams, etc. Lecturer: Alberto Cairo
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Lectures, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Visual Trumpery: How to Fight Against Fake Data, Fake Facts, and Fake Visualizations
Performance |
This commission commemorates Howard Zinn’s seminal book, A People’s History of the United States, with music and spoken word performances that will bring to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people in the book: those who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight-hour workday, advancing women's rights and gay liberation, and struggling to right the wrongs of the day. Musicians, actors, and spoken word performers, including Staceyann Chin, Brian Jones, Ramon Rodriguez, Michael Ealy, Gaby Hoffmann, Geoffrey Arend, and activist Linda Sarsour, will bring to life original source materials from the rebels, dissenters, and visionaries of our past—and present. Anthony Arnove, coeditor with Howard Zinn of the Voices of a People's History of the United States anthology and author of the introduction to the new 35th-anniversary edition of A People's History of the United States, narrates.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Performances, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Voices of a People’s History of the United States: Music and Spoken Word Performances
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
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City Walks, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
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