free things to do in New York City
<

October 2017

>
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City!  Read More

Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 21, 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 21 in New York City.
Join the Club!

Go!
The quality and quantity of
free events,
free things to do
that happen in New York City
every day of the year
is truly amazing.

So don't miss the opportunities
that only New York provides:
stop wondering what to do;
start taking advantage of
free things to do,
free events to go to
in NYC
today!

Sat, October 21, 2017
30 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on October 21, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
City Walk |
Two groups covering slightly different routes. A faster group will walk over every pedestrian-friendly bridge around the perimeter of Manhattan Borough (34 miles). The other group will do the same around the perimeter of Manhattan Island (31 miles). Starting with the George Washington Bridge from New Jersey to Manhattan, proceed clockwise around Manhattan and end with the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn into Manhattan. There will be one ride on the Roosevelt Island Tramway for the faster group. Bring or buy lunch. There will be a few short breaks. Feel free to eat during the breaks or while walking.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
8:15 am
$3
City Walks, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, The 44th Great Manhattan Bridge 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
Join the Club!
Go!
9:30 am
Free
Tours, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, 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
Join the Club!
Go!
9:30 am
Free
City Walks, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, 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
Join the Club!
Go!
9:45 am
Free
Tours, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, 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
Join the Club!
Go!
9:45 am
Free
Tours, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, 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
Join the Club!
Go!
9:45 am
Free
City Walks, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, 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
Join the Club!
Go!
10:00 am
Free
Park Walks, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
City Walk |
Walk is about 3 miles. See some sites in Harlem and possibly listen to gospel music. Call to confirm that the walk is on.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
10:00 am
$3
City Walks, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Harlem Walk
Fair |
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
10:00 am
Free
Fairs, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Street Fair
Festival |
Children can pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch to decorate, ride a horse-drawn carriage along the river and dance along to a concert in this scenic Upper East Side park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
11:00 am
Free
Festivals, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Harvest Festival
Discussion |
If you collect, read, or are just interested in classic pulp magazines, you want to know about the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club. They are pulp readers and collectors who meet once a month to talk about their favorite subject: popular fiction magazines from the first half of the 20th century. They discuss what they've been reading along with new developments in the fields of reprints, movies, TV, auctions, conventions, "new pulp" fiction, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
1:00 pm
Free
Discussions, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Opera |
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera by Charles Gounod. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, New York Opera Forum presents Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Staged Reading |
Presented by the Instant Shakespeare Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
1:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Henry V: Shakespeare History Play
Classical Music |
In collaboration with the New York Early Music Celebration 2017, award-winning carillonneur Julie Zhu plays a carillon prelude on the twenty-six church bells that ring out over Fifth Avenue. Immediately following, organist and Director of Music Daniel Hyde plays a handpicked program of North German and Dutch music, displaying the kaleidoscopic sounds of the Loening-Hancock gallery organ. Featuring works by J.S. Bach, Sweelinck, Scheidt, Buxtehude, Böhm, and Bruhns.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
1:15 pm
Donations requested
Concerts, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Keyboard Music from Holland and Flanders
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
Join the Club!
Go!
2:00 pm
Free
Tours, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, 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
Join the Club!
Go!
2:00 pm
Free
Tours, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
City Walk |
Highlights: 79th Street Boat Basin, Eleanor Roosevelt Sculpture, Homes of George and Ira Gershwin and Babe Ruth, The Warsaw Ghetto Memorial .
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
2:00 pm
$20...
City Walks, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Riverside Drive -'Dignity and Elegance of Yesteryear' Tour
Film |
Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. 136 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017): Comic-Book Blockbuster
Concert |
Program: Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2 (1892) Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Impromptu in G flat major, D. 899; Op. 90, No. 3 (1827, published 1857) Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. posthumous 66 (1834, published posthumously 1855) Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller (1904-1943) Alligator Crawl (1934). Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, no. 2, "Moonlight" (1801). Scott Joplin (1868-1917) Bethena, A Concert Waltz (1905) George Gershwin (1898-1937) An American in Paris (1928)   International concert pianist Phillip Dyson, from London, returns with another sensational show featuring some of the world's most popular and best loved piano classics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
2:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Piano Works by Rachmaninoff, Fats Waller, Scott Joplin, Gershwin, and More
Play |
A roundlet of thwarted lovers, mistaken identity, cross-dressing, and inept swordplay – sound familiar? But this delirious farce was written by a sly, feminine hand…in the 17th century. Written by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Translated by Catherine Boyle. Directed by Melody Brooks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
3:00 pm
Free
Plays, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, House of Desires: 17th Century Comedy
Film |
A father searches for his son, who has been missing since WW II, in post-war Poland. In his quest for the truth about his son, the father is forced to contemplate the elusive and coded nature of truth itself. 80 min. Presented by Annette Insdorf, author of the new book Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:30 pm
Free
Films, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Wojciech Has' The Codes (1966): Polish War Drama
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
Join the Club!
Go!
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, 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
Join the Club!
Go!
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation
6:00 pm
Regular: $20
Member: $0
Join the Club!
Go!
Performances, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
Discussion |
An hour-long pre-concert discussion led by musicologists and scholars as they discuss the featured artist’s music and legacy, taking an in-depth look at their contributions to the genre. This discussion looks at the music and careers of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members, discussing their original composition and inspiration behind them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Pre-Concert Discussion: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook
Concert |
A native of Uruguay, Pablo Rieppi lives and works in New York, where he is a member of The New York City Ballet Orchestra. The Houston Chronicle wrote, "Pablo Rieppi sparked a lot of buzz at intermission with his ability…he was rock solid no matter what position he had to contort into to play."
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Faculty Recital: Pablo Rieppi, Percussionist
Film |
Another monotonous day in the dull life of a medical professor, disillusioned by his university work, students, wife and family. 106 min. Presented by Annette Insdorf, author of the new book Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:15 pm
Free
Films, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Wojciech Has' An Uneventful Story (1983): Polish Drama
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
Join the Club!
Go!
8:00 pm
Free
City Walks, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Play |
A roundlet of thwarted lovers, mistaken identity, cross-dressing, and inept swordplay – sound familiar? But this delirious farce was written by a sly, feminine hand…in the 17th century. Written by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Translated by Catherine Boyle. Directed by Melody Brooks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
8:00 pm
Free
Plays, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, House of Desires: 17th Century Comedy
Classical Music |
Program: Speech Chosen Voices Webern Drei Lieder, Op. 18 Davidovsky Cantione Sine Textu Eschandel This City Is a Stepping Stone Davidovsky Festino Boecker To Cut. To Paste Davidovsky Synchronisms No. 10 Crumb Night of the Four Moons With: Neil Beckmann, Student Guitarist
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Guitar Works by Webern and Others
Complimentary Tickets

to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Classical Music | Baroque music by Couperin and more

Regular Price: $40
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Classical Music | Piano works by Debussy, Chopin and more

Regular Price: $40
CFT Member Price: $0.00
Join the Club!

Go!