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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 15, 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! 34 free events take place on October 15 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out October 15 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 October . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

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 one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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Sun, October 15, 2017
34 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on October 15, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.

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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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Tours, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, 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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City Walks, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

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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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City Walks, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, 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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Tours, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, 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.
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Tours, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, 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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City Walks, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour

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More than 200 sites across all five boroughs, from historic farmhouses to Art Deco theaters to new buildings at the cutting edge of design and technology, will be open to visit, with tours, talks, and other special events.
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Others, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Open House New York Weekend: Vist City Buildings

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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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Tours, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Grand Central Terminal Tour

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Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Street Fair

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Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Street Fair

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Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Street Fair

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Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Street Fair

Park Walk |


Go into Van Cortlandt Park and walk along the Old Putnam Trail, a former railroad roadbed, first alongside Van Cortlandt Park Lake and then into the forest, up to the city line and back. Around 2 to 2 1/2 miles, around 2 hours. Bring lunch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
$3
Park Walks, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Van Cortlandt Park-Old Putnam Trail Walk

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About 4 to 5 miles, walking on streets. Explore Brooklyn's own Venice, its vistas and occasional aromas. Learn about its unusual history and view examples of its ongoing gentrification even as the area seeks to emerge from more than a century of environmental damage. Possible stops at artists' studios. Call to confirm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Gowanus Canal Walk

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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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Tours, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, 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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Workshops, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Big City Fishing

Festival |


Come one, Come all! This fall it's a Pickle Ball! Round up the gang and get ready for another brine-soaked Pickle Day. The street will once again be transformed into a scene out of 1930s LES when barrels full of pickles and pushcarts truly lined the streets. This year’s foodie festival will feature a number of newbies – first time friends of Pickle Day, including Epic Pickles, Brooklyn Whatever and Kilhaney's. They’ll be set up alongside Pickle Day faves and originals such as Pickle Guys, Pickle Me Pete and Horman's Best Pickles. If cukes ain’t yo thang, Pickle Day promises many more brine soaked munchies including kimchee, mushrooms, slaw and beets to go along with the beats from our stage programmed by the LES’s own Louie and Chan. If you have no time for brine, the streets will also be filled with 30+ local food and fashion vendors including The Meatball Shop, Melt Bakery, Sweet Buttons Desserts and Askan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Pickle Day

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Artists open their studios to the public and invite you to explore incredible new and in-process works in 70+ studios, learn about the Chashama Space to Create program and its artists and experience the rich history. The workspace artists include painters, sculptors, photographers, and experimental mixed media artists. In addition to Open Studios, Chashama offers the artists in the Space to Create program curator visits, an online registry, professional development workshops, access to Materials for the Arts, and a free online membership with Orangenius.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Others, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Explore over 70 artists’ studios: painters, sculptors, photographers, and much more

Forum |


The forum for Feminist Discussion of Masculinity is a safe space to discuss the gendered expectations placed on men and boys in a patriarchal society, and how these have affected, and continue to affect, all of us. The forum is open to all, inclusive of gender and level of knowledge of the subject matter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Forums, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Feminist Discussion of Masculinity

Conference |


This conference seeks to celebrate that history by connecting a diverse array of Greenwich Villagers in conversation about their experiences in the neighborhood. Structured like an academic conference, Village Past, Present, and Future seeks to encourage conversation and learning about local topics and experiences.  Greenwich Village in 1960 Here's how it will work: a Village expert will provide a 10 minute "conversation starter" on an important historical, political, cultural, or personal topic, and then participate in a moderated discussion on that topic with all the participants in the room. This conference will serve to facilitate a space in which everyone's voice can be heard. Schedule of Events: 1:30pm - Tom Eubanks, author of Ghosts of St. Vincent's, will speak about St. Vincent's Triangle Park, a tiny stretch of land in Greenwich Village, with an outsized portion of history attached to it.  2:45pm - Vicki Sando, a Greenwich Village parent and activist, will discuss how she successfully advocated for more green spaces in the city, culminating in the Greenroof Environmental Literacy Laboratory atop P.S. 41. 4:00pm - Andrew Berman, Executive Director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, will discuss two prominent buildings that were saved by the community and reborn with new purposes: The Jefferson Market Library (formerly a courthouse), and The Public Theater (formerly the Astor Library). Both institutions celebrate their 50 year anniversary this Fall. 2:00pm - Robert Kaufelt, former proprieter of Murray's Cheese and third generation food retailer, will discuss his 25 years of leadership at the helm of an iconic Village retailer, from purchase to eventual sale, and the issues facing small businesses today. 3:30pm - Sheryl Woodruff, a public historian and Community Development Director at The Washington Square Conservancy, will speak about the many changes and controversies that Washington Square Park has undergone in its long history, and will explore the park's most recent redesign in comparison to the landscape's evolution over time. 3:00pm - Leonora Champagne, a local performance artist, will perform TRAPS, a solo about getting stuck on the subway, struggling with squirrels, and seeking light in a dark time. A reflection on the traps we encounter--both everyday and large-scale--this interactive performance aims  to show ways to get past the obstacles that hinder us, both personally and as a society at large through conversation with spectators. TRAPS is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, The Village Past, Present, and Future

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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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Tours, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Brooklyn Heights Tour

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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.
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Tours, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour

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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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Tours, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Midtown Manhattan 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.
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Tours, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

City Walk |


Walk across the bridge as you learn about the history of the bridge and of the surrounding areas. Learn about Governor's Island, City Hall, and Dumbo.
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City Walks, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Across the Brooklyn Bridge-'Vistas, Views and History' Tour

Concert |


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Rachel Steinbacher, soprano 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Ronen Shai, composition 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Yimiao Fang, piano
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Concerts, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, College Recitals

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Music by Leonard Bernstein Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green Based on an Idea by Jerome Robbins Director: Meg Bussert Music Director: Ana Flavia Zuim
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, On the Town: A Vocal Concert

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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Concerts, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation

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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: Joseph Fala, New Haven, CT
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Concerts, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Great Organ: It's Sunday

Classical Music |


Sarah Badavas, violin James Pedersen, piano
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Concerts, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Piano and Violin Works by Boccherini, Bach, Martinu

Classical Music |


Jason Roberts will play the Loening-Hancock organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Jason Roberts, Organist

Staged Reading |


Proving that the clash between old folks’ comedy and young folks’ comedy is very funny, this play imagines playwright Neil Simon on the eve of his 90th birthday. Determined to write his last hit.  When Neil Simon meets 20-something Mike Green, Simon believes he has found the right collaborator to do just that.  A fantasy comedic romp through the work and life of Neil Simon, America's funniest and most successful playwright ever while examining the history of American comedy itself. Written by Jack Feldstein.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Neil Simon's Last Hit: Comedy Imaginings

Jazz |


Ron Wasserman bass, leader Special guests: Chuck Lamb, keyboard; Ria Curley, vocalist.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, The New York Jazzharmonic Trio

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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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Tours, October 15, 2017, 10/15/2017, Dark Side of the High Line Tour
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Theater | Hilarious Romantic-Comedy Play Based on A Hit Book!

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Classical Music | Choral works by Fauré and more

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