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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 18, 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! 30 free events take place on October 18 in New York City.
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Wed, October 18, 2017
30 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on October 18, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp in the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 am
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Workshops, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Park Boot Camp
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With: Nancy Bruning Wednesdays through October 25, 2017
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 am
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Workshops, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Fitness Class
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 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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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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9:30 am
Free
Tours, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, 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 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Park Walk |
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Park Walks, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
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Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Park Walks, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Central Park Tour - Lower 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 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Harlem Tour
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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
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Tours, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Park Walk |
Join an enjoyable walking tour of the park, and discover how they successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Public Park Tour
Talk |
This is a talk with investigative journalists Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov. Together, Borogan and Soldatov have co-authored The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB, The New Nobility, and The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries, (PublicAffairs, 2015). An updated edition of The Red Web with a new chapter about Russian interference in the 2016 US election was published in August 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Talks, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, The Kremlin's Wars on the Internet
Tour |
Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
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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 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
Classical Music |
Program: Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise brilliant in C major, Op. 3 Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata Op. 19 David Popper: Elfentanz, Op. 39 Featuring Elena Ariza and Misha Galant, student cello/piano duo
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Cello and Piano Works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff
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 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Midtown Manhattan Tour
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The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, High Line Tour
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Many people are challenged when trying to draw the human figure. This workshop offers everyone a chance to improve their skills through a wonderful outdoor figure drawing class. Meets each Wednesday afternoon from May 6 through October 25, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class
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Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. In this class, you will examine an old book, look to see who else owns a copy, and review the sale records and current booksellers’ catalogs to learn about its value. Along the way attendees will learn about the tools and resources that the antiquarian community uses to value a book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books
Book Reading |
A story of courage in the face of evil. The tense drama of Suzanne Spaak who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz. This is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust. Suzanne Spaak was born into the Belgian Catholic elite and married into the country’s leading political family. Her brother-in-law was the Foreign Minister and her husband Claude was a playwright and patron of the painter René Magritte.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:15 pm
Free
Book Readings, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Anne Nelson discusses her book Suzanne's Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris
Lecture |
Has there been a role reversal between the US and China on the environment? China has long been considered an environmental outlier-- horrendous smog episodes, water unfit to drink and even to irrigate, huge increases in the number of cars on the road, a global leader in the use of pesticides, a major coal producer and importer, a reluctant participant in global climate negotiations until recently, and more. The US, until November 9, had been seen as at least modestly responsive to environmental concerns. Now with Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt ensconced in Washington seeking to systematically dismantle the environmental policy system in contrast to the passage of environmental legislation and a new role around climate change in China, the roles do seem to be reversing. Is that an accurate view? Speaker Robert Gottlieb is Emeritus Professor at Occidental College and founder and former executive director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute. He is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books; his most recent book, co-authored with Simon Ng, is Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Reversing Roles?: Environmental Politics and Policy in China and the US
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Dr. Libby O’Connell discusses the centrality of food themes in the Wilson administration’s efforts to mobilize American support for World War I. Featuring archival photographic images and vivid Great War era propaganda posters, her presentation examines the popular response to increased food production and conservation demands on the domestic front, and feeding the troops on the war front.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Feeding the Fight: Food, Propaganda, and WWI
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'History must restore what slavery took away': such was the urgent, if haunting, imperative of history as reparations, articulated in 1925 by Arturo Schomburg. At a moment when the very idea of black historicity aroused doubt, Schomburg, an Afro-Puerto Rican bibliophile in New York, built an unprecedented 'race library' documenting the African diasporic past. This talk examines the contested place of slavery in archival economies at once affective and pecuniary. In tracing how Schomburg bought, and ultimately sold, his library, this talk shows how early African American archives recast the market's devaluation of black lives and letters. Speaker Laura Helton is an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Delaware.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, 'Five dollars for a letter written by a Negro': Arturo Schomburg's Library and the Price of Black History
Concert |
Artists from the Collaborative Piano department perform repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Liederabend Recital
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As we imagine it, networking is an exotic activity which is practiced by extremely extroverted sales people, not something we would willingly do. And if networking is something we like, how focused are we on the different approaches needed for each type? The fact is that most of us do not understand networking. Networking is not one thing. There are three distinct types of networking and none of them involve having a personality transplant to be successful. Join coach Win Sheffield and learn how to use networking fully in a way that is effective for you and what you need in your career.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Three Kinds of Networking and How to Master Them
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Ruth Ware.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, The Woman In Cabin 10: Mystery Thriller
Discussion |
How does the human brain encode vast arrays of sensory information? What proportion of this information enters our awareness for conscious perception? Neuroscientist Tony Ro joins Jesse Prinz, distinguished professor of philosophy, and others to get to the root of the mind-body question. Is our brain telling our body what to do or is our body telling our brain what do?  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Consciousness and the Human Brain
Book Discussion |
Emmet Gowin and the Morgan Library Curator of Photography Joel Smith discuss Gowin's new book, Mariposas Nocturnas, a dazzling document of his longtime project photographing nocturnal moths in Central and South America. His color portraits feature creatures which may never have been photographed as living specimens before, and some of which may not be seen again. The moths are photographed alive, in natural positions and postures. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the event. Please arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Photographer Emmet Gowin discusses his new book Mariposas Nocturnas
Talk |
Sheila Pepe is a cross-disciplinary artist employing conceptualism, surrealism, and craft to address feminist and class issues. Solo exhibitions include the Smith College Museum of Art and Weatherspoon Art Museum; group exhibitions include Greater New York at PS1/MoMA; Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Art & Craft, Contemporary Art Museum Houston; Queer Threads at Leslie Lohman Museum of Lesbian and Gay Art; the 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, and Artisterium 3, Tbilisi, Georgia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Artist Talk: Sheila Pepe
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David Rockwell is the founder and President of Rockwell Group, an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm based in New York with a satellite office in Madrid that emphasizes innovation and thought leadership in every project. The firm merges architecture, theater, craftsmanship, and technology to create unique narratives for each project.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Talks, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, David Rockwell, Architect and Designer
Lecture |
Featuring alumna Manon Hutton-DeWys.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Lectures, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, The Composer Vivian Fine and NYC in 1931
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