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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 27, 2018?

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 27 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 27 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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38 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on October 27, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Democracy and Voting Rights in the United States: A Contested History
free events nyc Hallowscream Fright Walk: An Interactive Haunted House Experience
free events nyc Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC
free events nyc Lights Up/Fade to Black: 3 Short Plays
free events nyc Shakespeare for Everyone
free events nyc Documentary: The Art of Edward Ching (2018) followed by Q&A
free events nyc Bulrusher: Race, Sexuality and Love
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Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Workshops, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Morning Fitness

Conference | French Natures


As Emmanuel Macron’s call to “Make the Planet Great Again” reminds us, there is a cultural aspect to climate change—each culture maps its understanding of the physical world (nature, physis) in different ways. This conference-festival thus asks: what do French and Francophone literature, film, visual art, theater, and philosophy make of our planet? How can they help us understand our world marked by environmental catastrophe?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, French Natures

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Street Fair

Workshop | Drawing in the Park


Paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Art materials provided. Please note that this program is for adult participants (age 18 and up).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Drawing in the Park

Workshop | Butt and Gut Workshop


Veteran Donald Calliste leads you to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes with cardio exercises that keep your heart rate up and fat burning. Please bring a mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Butt and Gut Workshop

Workshop | Open Level Yoga


Calm your senses by starting your weekend on your mat with an open level Vinyasa flow class. This gentle paced yoga practice is focused on linking your breath with your movements to help you build focus, strength, and flexibility.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Open Level Yoga

Talk | Voice of My City Exhibition Tour


New Yorkers see the city as a character in their own personal novels. Choreographer Jerome Robbins was no different. Take a tour of the exhibition Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York with Library staff and special guests to discover how all of Robbins’ love, frustration, and identity as a New Yorker were infused into his works. Special guest Amanda Vaill.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Voice of My City Exhibition Tour
11:30 am
Regular: $16
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Plays, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Puppet show for kids!

Staged Reading | Shakespeare for Everyone


The Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Shakespeare for Everyone

Tour | Southern Park Welcome Tour


An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour

Screening | Documentary: The Art of Edward Ching (2018) followed by Q&A


"The Art of Edward Ching" (32 mins) short subject documentary explores the life and art of New Yorker Edward Ching, whose oeuvre consists largely of cityscapes painted outdoors. As he paints, passersby witness Edward morph into Bruce Lee: attacking the canvas with paints and brushes, jabbing, poking, arms swinging, and torso swaying. The youngest of a Chinese father, who created classic Chinese ink wash paintings, and Latin American mother, Edward is a first generation American. This film delves into Edward's life story, inspiration, and method. Followed by a Q&A with director Michael Jacobsohn and artist Edward Ching.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Screenings, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Documentary: The Art of Edward Ching (2018) followed by Q&A

Film | Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992): Won 3 Oscars


The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land. Stars: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins. 128 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992): Won 3 Oscars

Film | The Finest Hours (2016): Historical drama thriller based on a true story


The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. Director: Craig Gillespie.  Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster.  117 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, The Finest Hours (2016): Historical drama thriller based on a true story

Film | Lisa and the Devil (1973): Italian horror movie


A tourist spends the night in a derelict Spanish villa seemingly held in the supernatural grip of an eccentric butler, who resembles a depiction of the Devil she had seen on an ancient fresco. Director: Mario Bava. Starring Telly Savalas, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina.  97 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Lisa and the Devil (1973): Italian horror movie

Film | Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988): Best Makeup Oscar Winner


A recently-deceased husband and wife commission a bizarre demon to drive an obnoxious family out of their home. Starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton.  92 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988): Best Makeup Oscar Winner

Film | Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960): Nominated for 4 Oscars


A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles. 109 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960): Nominated for 4 Oscars
2:00 pm
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Plays, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Broadway performer in a classic play
2:30 pm
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Plays, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Comedic love story

Lesson | Democracy and Voting Rights in the United States: A Contested History


This course will interrogate the history of democratic participation in the United States, with an emphasis on disparities in access to the ballot, racial discrimination, and violence, which continue to exclude voters from the franchise.  The course will start with an overview of the historical development of democratic inclusion, exclusion, and participation in the United States, and then focus on how social, political and economic institutions intersect with and inform this development. The second half of the course will focus on the ways that democratic participation in the United States is mediated and informed by the carceral state, the regulation of citizenship, political power, wealth, redistricting, and contemporary voter suppression efforts. The class will conclude with a discussion of current efforts to secure and expand voting rights in the United States, focusing on a selection of promising innovations, reforms, and movement building projects.   Saturdays, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, and 10 from 3:00 - 4:30pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Lessons, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Democracy and Voting Rights in the United States: A Contested History

Workshop | Job Search and Resume Workshop


The event will cover these important aspects of any job search: -Establishing values, skills, long/short term career goals, areas of interest -Resume/Cover letter (content, formatting, layout) -Job search strategy (job boards, social networking, company research) -Outreach approach (emailing contacts, relationship-building, establishing meaningful connections).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Job Search and Resume Workshop

Workshop | Bottle Painting Workshop


On recycled bottles students will learn to draw and transfer their image to glass. This mixed media bottle painting class will focus on basic painting technique, the use of space and dimension, shapes and patterns, and visual storytelling. Presented by artist Marcela Carvalho.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Bottle Painting Workshop
3:00 pm
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Performances, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Opera singer performs opera and pop songs
4:00 pm
Regular: $55
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Theaters, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, An amazing evening of intimate magic

Other | Hallowscream Fright Walk: An Interactive Haunted House Experience


If you dare for some scares, you'll walk through the fright walk! Chills and thrills await you in this interactive "haunted house" experience! Bring your friends or be just one: join us for the spooky fun! Know before you go: You can experience the fright walk at any point between the allotted time for the day. For your safety and others', please exercise caution during the fright walk. Please wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes, and refrain from wearing jewelry. Participants cannot run or touch props and actors. No bags or belongings are allowed inside, so please plan accordingly. Parental discretion and supervision, especially for participants under 13, are highly recommended. The Fright Walk features frightening images and special effects, sudden movements and jump scares, loud and intense audio, varying light conditions (such as flashing lights and low visibility), and fog in a potentially physically and emotionally demanding environment. Enter at your own risk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Others, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Hallowscream Fright Walk: An Interactive Haunted House Experience

Classical Music | Afternoon Organ Meditations


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 and Sunday from 9 September 2018 to 26 May 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Afternoon Organ Meditations

Classical Music | Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC


Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC

Opening Reception | My Eyes Have Seen: Film, Painting, Sculpture, Drawing


Rico Gatson, who incorporates themes that relate to African-American histories and spirituality, will exhibit new works comprising film, paintings, sculpture, and drawings for his seventh solo exhibition at the gallery. The title of the exhibition is inspired by “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” also known as “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory,” and derived from the marching song “John Brown’s Body.”  Sung by Union soldiers, it has an anti-slavery subtext and inspires hope and purpose for the fight.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, My Eyes Have Seen: Film, Painting, Sculpture, Drawing

Author Reading | Small Country: Forced into Exile


French-Rwandan author and rapper Gaël Faye will discuss his award-winning novel, just out in the US with Hogarth. Faye will recount the poignant coming-of-age story of his fictional doppelgänger, Gabriel, who is forced to move to France when Burundi and Rwanda are hit by civil war and genocide. This depiction of a loss of innocence dives right into the maelstrom of African history, interweaving light and shadows, tragedy and humor in a stirring tribute to Faye’s past.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Small Country: Forced into Exile

Author Reading | Semi Queer: Inside the Lives of Trans, Gay, and Black Truck Drivers


Semi Queer describes drivers' experiences in their own words, examining the connections between sexual identities, work worlds, and government regulatory structures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Reading | Bulrusher: Race, Sexuality and Love


Eisa Davis's poetic, evocative play is set at the dawn of the Civil Rights movement, in 1955 -- the year Emmett Till was murdered. In a small town in California, a young African-American girl begins to understand what race means when a stranger from Alabama arrives. Set in a brothel in the real town of Boonville, with its own unique homespun language (Boontling), Bulsrusher tests our assumptions about race, sexuality and love.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Staged Readings, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Bulrusher: Race, Sexuality and Love

Performance | Lights Up/Fade to Black: 3 Short Plays


Theater of Light presents the fourth bi-annual production of Lights Up/Fade to Black, an hour of rejuvenating and light-hearted theater made of three short new plays. Play I: A conversation could be a flirtation, she is charming but there is something alarming, what she is planning for today? Play II: It is true, love is for forever but this guy is in a deep haze, figuring out just which who is who; two wives what is he going to do? Play III: She comes to see the doctor about all her crazy quirks, he has quite a diagnosis, will she need hypnosis?
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Performances, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Lights Up/Fade to Black: 3 Short Plays
7:30 pm
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Plays, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Dark comedy based on a famous book
8:00 pm
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Plays, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Broadway actors in a drama based on a true story
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Plays, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Broadway performer in a classic play
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Comedy Clubs, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Stand up comedy
9:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Stand up comedy
9:30 pm
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Plays, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Dark comedy based on a famous book
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Musical | Portrayals of Family, Loneliness and Love by Tony Award winning director and more

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