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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 29, 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! 40 free events take place on October 29 in New York City.
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Sun, October 29, 2017
40 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on October 29, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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Flea Market with antiques, vintage, collectibles, fashion plus Spooky Halloween Vendors. Free Facepainting for kids 10-3 both Saturday and Sunday by Bianca Valencia. $2 Pumpkins (donation to Habitat Humanity Puerto Rico) painted by Bianca Valencia at your request!  Live Music. Tents in case of rain!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
Free
Fairs, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Hell's Kitchen Haunted Halloween Market
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 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour 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 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea 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
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9:45 am
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Tours, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Harlem 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
Free
City Walks, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Manhattan Street Art 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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9:45 am
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Tours, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Street Fair
Tour |
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 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Grand Central Terminal Tour
Fair |
Pumpkin art and kids’ activities, facebook contest, seasonal crafts, great fashion and everything scary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Fairs, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Haunted Halloween Market
Park Walk |
Docents lead a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how the park came to life. Wear comfortable shoes, these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape. All tours last about an hour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
Free
Park Walks, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tour
Tour |
2-3 miles, rest stops, easy pace, ups/downs. Visit the Bronx Museum and circle back along the historic Grand Concourse to the meeting place for Italian food. Call to confirm Saturday (10/28) evening only 7pm-8pm (message on answering machine).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
$3
Tours, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, South Bronx Walk
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.
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11:00 am
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Tours, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Flatiron District Walking Tour
Other |
During this two day experience, master cheese carver Krai will carve pumpkins from mimmolette, a delicious French cheese that actually resembles a pumpkin in shape, size and color. While watching Krai, guests can sample 6 months and 18 months aged mimolette, view the latest exhibit featuring antique cheese labels, learn more about cheese pairings and how to properly cut different shapes of cheese.
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11:00 am
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Others, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Meet Mimo: The Ultimate Halloween Cheese Tasting
Performance |
Schedule: 12:00 p.m. Join the performers at this free event for brunch cocktail specials and casual discussion about the festival experience at this Edinburgh Fringe Chinwag. 2:00 p.m. Christine Holt’s Domesticated A show about private thoughts and private parts with rebellious acts of vaudeville. 3:00 p.m. Amanda Miller’s How to Suffer Better Who’s suffering best? The alcoholic, homeless man, elderly widow, mute maid, clown, or angry teenage boy? You decide. **** ‘Ludicrous comic talent’ (Arts Fringes) 4:30 p.m. Adam Blotner and Jenny Pinzari’s Pop Filter The greatest comeback concert ever! Featuring all your favorite groups you’ve never heard of from the 80s to today. ‘Side-splitting musical satire…well-written, insanely catchy tunes and hilarious characters.’ **** (FringeBiscuit) 6:15 p.m. Paul Valenti’s The Long Miserable Journey to Happiness Put yourself in Paul's possibly capable hands, while he clowns, cajoles, charms, flips, falls and flops his way to discovering what exactly (if anything) makes us truly happy. 8:00 p.m. Walter Michael DeForest’s Van Gogh Find Yourself Based upon the letters of Vincent and Theo and the Memoirs of Vincent’s stay in Auvers-sur-Oise by Adeline Ravoux, DeForest sets the record straight on a true artist’s personal struggle for humanity. You think you know the truth?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Performances, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Edinburgh Fringe Festival Plays
Gallery Talk |
Harlem Postcards is an ongoing project that invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site of cultural activity, political vitality, visual stimuli, artistic contemplation and creative production. The tour will have something for everyone: adults, families and kids of all ages are welcome.
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1:00 pm
Free
Gallery Talks, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Gallery Tour: Harlem Postcards Fall/Winter 2017
Book Discussion |
Auden, the Psalms, and Me tells the story, with many personal vignettes, of the retranslation of the psalms now included in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, for which Johnson and W. H. Auden were the two poets on the drafting committee. This retranslation has become a standard. Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems consists of verse pieces, punctuated with distinctive subject matter, such as an interracial murder in Arkansas and a drama in verse on the German theologian and martyr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Poet and scholar Lawrence Joseph says of this book: “It provides its readers with the same amplitude of intelligence, passion and formal achievement as our great American epics – Melville’s Moby Dick, Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and Ginsberg’s Fall of America.” Cornelius Eady, the highly-regarded and influential poet, will open the program with comments on the two books.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
Book Discussions, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, J. Chester Johnson's books Auden, the Psalms, and Me and Now And Then: Selected Longer Poems
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
Free
Tours, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, 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 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, 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
Free
Tours, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, 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 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
City Walk |
Highlights: Jane's Carousel, The New Empire Warehouse Market Place, The Clock Tower Building, Jacques Torres Chocolates, The Former A & P. Building.
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2:00 pm
$20...
City Walks, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, The New DUMBO Tour
Classical Music |
Program: Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 4 in D Major Alexander Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto Felix Mendelssohn: “Reformation” Symphony Music director Mike Tietz teams up with trumpet soloist Kevin Quill in music of Bach, Arutiunian and, in honor of Reformation Sunday, Mendelssohn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, The Broadway Bach Ensemble performs Mendelssohn, Bach
Tour |
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights. Route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. 45 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Southern Park Welcome Tour
Concert |
Melanie Dubil, mezzo-soprano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, College Voice Recital
Concert |
Music by Michel Legrand Libretto by Didier Van Cauwelaert Adapted from Le Passe-Muraille by Marcel Aymé English adaptation by Jeremy Sams
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
$5
Concerts, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Amour: A Vocal Concert
Concert |
Alistair Reid is a concert organist, pianist, conductor, and teacher. He is Director of Music at St. Joseph's Yorkville, New York's German national parish on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
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3:15 pm
Free
Concerts, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Alistair Reid, Organist
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..
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4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Festival |
Bring the whole family and celebrate Halloween in the park. Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, and most of all the signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail at twilight. 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Pumpkin Drop Off Pumpkin Carving by Hugh McMahon Halloween Crafts Spooky Stories with Story Laurie 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Halloween Costume Parade 6:30 pm Pumpkin Flotilla Launch  
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Festivals, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla
Classical Music |
Program: J.S. Bach: BWV 80 Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott At 3:45pm, there will be a pre-vespers talk by Michael Marissen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Bach Vespers: 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
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: Charles Callahan, Orwell, VT
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Great Organ: It's Sunday
Classical Music |
Abbe Rose Krieger, flute Hélène Jeanney, piano
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5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Flute and Piano Works by Bach, Mozart
Dance Performance |
Samatva stars the following artists: Sophia Salingaros- Indian classical Dance Jeeno Joseph- Indian Classical Dance Lekha Yesantharao- Carnatic Vocal Abhinav Seetharaman- Mridangam Swetha Narasimhan- Violin Lalitha Sindhuri- Nattuvangam  Also featuring: Columbia Taal- Semi-Classical Indian group performance (opener) Columbia Raag- Indian Classical music group performance
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Samatva: Indian Classical Dance and Music
Classical Music |
Student Recital: Mikhail Kaykov, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Piano Works by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and More
Classical Music |
Clara Gerdes will play the Loening-Hancock organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:15 pm
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Concerts, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Clara Gerdes, Organist
Staged Reading |
Fantasy, fear, ambition and love, not to mention shake and bake meth and the constant threat of violence, all collide in a messy rent house in small town Oklahoma when three people plus one fantasy championship wrestler — all vulnerable, all trapped in different ways — go after their own versions of the American dream. Written by Mary Sue Price.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Billy the Bomber: Trapped in Oklahoma
Book Reading |
The Off Season is a comic romp in Provincetown that contends with heartbreaking, aging and environmental worries, starring characters like the motor scooter–driving landlady Miss Ruby, Reverend Patsy, the vegan minister of the Unitarian church, and Nora, an artist in her mid thirties, who moves from Brooklyn to Provincetown for a quiet off-season on the tip of Cape Cod.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
Free
Book Readings, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Amy Hoffman discusses her book The Off Season
Party |
Attendees are invited to come dressed as your cat and dance to feline festivities as they celebrate National Cat Day at the 2nd Annual Cat Purrrty. Enjoy PURRRformances, fashion, art, face-painting, refreshments and more — and listen to a carefully curated playlist of cat-focused tunes,  including tracks like "What's New, Pussycat?" and music from the show Cats. A face painter "specializing in whiskers and noses" will help guests get fully into cat character.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
Free
Partys, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, 2nd Annual NYC Cat Purrrty
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
Free
Tours, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Dark Side of the High Line Tour
Classical Music |
Mannes Sounds Piano Cantabile presents music by Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Janacek, Bartok, Albeniz, Copland, Villa-Lobos, Vladigerov and Tajcevic.
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8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 29, 2017, 10/29/2017, Origins: Folk Songs in Classical Music
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