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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 31, 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! 38 free events take place on October 31 in New York City.
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Tue, October 31, 2017
38 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on October 31, 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
Free
Tours, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, 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 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Workshop |
Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
Free
Workshops, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Kundalini Yoga
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 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Harlem Tour
Tour |
In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” Tours take place every Tuesday at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm until Dec. 12, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
Tour |
Don't have enough time to take all of the tours? Prefer to experience Manhattan with a smaller group, but a private booking is out of reach? Then consider our All-in-One New York Tour. This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, the World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Chelsea Market and the Highline Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Tours, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, New York One-Day Tour
Workshop |
Learn how to find apps, review apps and discover some of the most popular apps around for iOS and Android devices.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, App/Vice Workshop
Workshop |
A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more. Enthusiastic instruction creates fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
Free
Workshops, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Zumba Jumpstart
Workshop |
Take part in these beginner classes with Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Workshops, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Knitting for Beginners
Discussion |
A conversation with 2017 Human Rights Advocate Johanna Asaravicius of the Tzedaka Foundation in Uruguay, who has worked on human rights education initiatives at various foundations and NGOs. She previously served as the Director of International and Social Justice at Hillel Uruguay. In Israel, she worked in the media and culture department of the Peres Center for Peace.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussions, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Opportunities and Challenges on Human Rights Education in Uruguay
Jazz |
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Film |
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran. Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again. 91 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Films, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, John Carpenter's Halloween (1978): Classic Horror
Lecture |
Jan Dalhuisen will discuss the complex role of international arbitrators in international commercial and investor-state dispute settlement. Jan Dalhuisen is a well-known international commercial arbitrator, former member of the ICSID Panel of arbitrators and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is Emeritus Professor (recalled) at King’s College London, Dickson Poon School of Law, and is a regular Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley. Pizza will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:10 pm
Free
Lectures, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Are International Arbitrators Judges or Juries?
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Bach at Noon
Classical Music |
With: Yael Acher, flute
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
$6 suggested donation
Concerts, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Modiano's Solo Flute: Music for All Saints
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 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Lunchtime Meditation
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
Free
City Walks, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
City Walk |
On this tour you not only learn about some of the most significant acts of heroism and the people who sacrificed their lives to save others, but we also discover the history of the World Trade Center, starting with the strategies in the 1950s that were put in place to build it, how it was designed, constructed, how it came down, and the new buildings that are redefining the center today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Tour
Workshop |
Here’s your chance to experience the ballerina in each of us. Learn basic ballet steps and experience the joy of dancing in a class that combines ballet and exercise specifically for older adults. You’ll have fun as you dance and see for yourself the benefits of ballet for good balance, agility and grace. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun. Come for the whole month or just drop in. No experience necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
Workshops, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Ballet Exercise Class for Adults
Film |
Stars: Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason. A much-married woman drifts from husband to husband. 118 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
Films, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Jack Clayton's The Pumpkin Eater (1964): Serial Bride
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Colson Whitehead.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
Free
Book Discussions, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, The Underground Railroad: Slaves Make Escape
Film |
Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph. Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. 89 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
Free
Films, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, David Lynch's Eraserhead (1977): Cult Favorite
Master Class |
Featuring guest artist Xiao Ping Dai, this vocal masterclass provides music lovers with a rare opportunity to witness the interaction between gifted Mannes students and a great artist as they examine and explore the craft of performance at the highest level.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Master Class: Xiao Ping Dai, vocalist
Film |
Stars: Nick Damici, Kim Blair, Ron Brice. A deadly infection breaks out in Manhattan, causing humans to devolve into blood-thirsty rat creatures. Six recently evicted tenants must survive the night and protect their downtown apartment building as the city quickly spirals out of control. 84 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Films, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Jim Mickle's Mulberry St (2006): Monsters in New York City
Discussion |
Farm animal welfare is a complex societal topic with policy reform origins dating back to the mid-1900s. While it has been almost 50 years since the original Animal Welfare Act, topics in farm policy with regard to livestock and the consumption of meat remain relevant today at the state, federal, and international levels. This debate-style panel will examine the ethics of eating meat through a dissection of issues in policy, the supply chain, and alternative approaches to animal rearing. Speakers include: Chris Green, Executive Director of the Animal Law and Policy Program at Harvard Law School Samantha Garwin, Butcher and CEO of Fleishers Craft Butchery Fiona Harrar, Livestock Manager at Stone Barns Aylon Steinhart, Business Innovation Specialist at the Good Food Institute (GFI) Rockwell Schwartz, Animal Rescuer and Community Organizer Panel debate will be moderated by Michelle Hughes and Brooke Robinson. Wine and cheese reception begins at 5:30pm.  Panel debate is from 6:00-7:30pm. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free
Discussions, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Debating Animal Welfare Policy: Examining the Ethics of Eating Animals
Discussion |
2017 is the quincentennial of the publication of Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Theses. Intended as an invitation to a theological debate, the Theses and their aftermath sparked a period of unprecedented cultural upheaval, dividing Europe and giving rise unexpectedly and unintentionally to many features of the modern, secular West. Panelists will reflect on Luther and the Reformation’s significance from a variety of historical and contemporary perspectives. Speakers: Euan Cameron, Henry Luce III Professor of Reformation Church History, Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University / David Gill, Consul General, Federal Republic of Germany / Brigitte Kahl, Professor of New Testament, Union Theological Seminary /Serene Jones, President and Johnston Family Professor for Religion and Democracy, Union Theological Seminary / Heidi Neumark, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Discussions, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, 500 Years and Still Counting: Luther’s Reformation and Its Legacy for the Churches, the Academy, and Society
Jazz |
What makes America great?  Jazz, the American artform that revolutionized the world.  Focusing on our shared heritage, Marjorie Eliot and her band of worldly performers will showcase the music that forged American ingenuity and shaped the worldview of this young nation. Eliot will be performing with musicians Sedric Choukroun, Rudel Drears, Nicholas Mauro and Gaku Takanashi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Jazz Is America with Pianist Marjorie Eliot
Workshop |
Are your tangled finances getting in the way of achieving your life goals? Do you feel overwhelmed when you think about trying to get your financial life in order? James Buro discusses how to focus on what's most important and specific strategies to set you on the path to financial security and greater peace of mind. James Buro has been an investment professional for over 30 years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Get Your Financial Life in Order
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Eddie Joyce.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
Free
Book Discussions, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Small Mercies: Death in the Family
Poetry Reading |
Visiting his former home in New York from his present home in Morocco, acclaimed poet Victor Hernández Cruz will take you on his unique poet’s journey with readings from his new book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
Free
Poetry Readings, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Victor Hernández Cruz reads from his book Beneath the Spanish
Performance |
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 Tuesdays May 2 -October 31 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
Free
Performances, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: DanceAction Gwendolyn Knapp and Liv Schwenk Veronica Santiago Moniello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Dance Works-in-Progress
Talk |
Animator and illustrator Maya Edelman will talk about reaching beyond animation to other disciplines for inspiration and collaboration in her own work, as well as examples of jumping between fields throughout animation history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
Free
Talks, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Creative Chimeras: Interdisciplinary Inspiration
Master Class |
Presented by the Program in Percussion Performance.
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7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Jim Saporito, Drummer
Workshop |
Starting with a light moving meditation (stretching), these weekly sessions includes sitting meditation — some guidance as needed — and a discussion on various Buddhist and mindfulness-related topics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
Free
Workshops, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, All-Levels Meditation
Parade |
This is one of New York City's best and most unique parades with scores of decked-out New Yorkers strutting their usually outrageous costumes along Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Parades, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, 44th Annual Village Halloween Parade
Comedy Club |
No Name Comedy/Variety producer Eric Vetter brings some of NYC's best established and emerging comics, storytellers and writers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
Free
Comedy Clubs, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, CANCELLED***No Name Comedy/Variety Show***CANCELLED
Classical Music |
Student Recital: Yiying Niu, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, Piano Works by Schubert, Rachmaninoff, and Chopin
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Classical Music | One of the oldest choirs of NY perform famous Requiem

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Classical Music | Famous symphony with a large choir

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