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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 31, 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! 27 free events take place on October 31 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 31 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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27 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on October 31, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Midday Jazz: Jazz pianist and vocalist
free events nyc Works of Beethoven, Stravinsky and more
free events nyc How to Steal a Chair (2017): Buried Under the Weight of a Lost Dream
free events nyc A Post-Work World -- Featuring Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz
free events nyc Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio
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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 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

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 Jerome Robbins Dance Division Curator Linda Murray.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Voice of My City Exhibition Tour

Workshop | Elements of Nature Drawing


Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided. Wednesdays through October 31, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Elements of Nature Drawing

Film | Mad Love (1935): An adaptation of a French fantasy novel


In France, an insane surgeon's obsession with an actress from England leads him to replace her pianist husband's hands that got mangled in an accident with the hands of a late knife murderer which still have the urge to throw knives. Director: Karl Freund. Starring Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive.  68 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:15 am
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Films, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Mad Love (1935): An adaptation of a French fantasy novel

Workshop | Shakespeare: From Page to Stage


The workshop will look at Shakespeare's work as a process that moves from page to performance, exploring the methods directors and actors use to analyze, interpret, penetrate, and activate the world of the play. The plays were written and designed for this type of engagement, making for a holistic Shakespeare experience: engaging one's mind, body, and spirit. The workshop will feature a DVD screening of the chosen play. The dates are October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and November 7.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Shakespeare: From Page to Stage

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Bach at Noon

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Jazz | Midday Jazz: Jazz pianist and vocalist


Jill McCarron has worked and toured with such notable artists as the great trumpeter Randy Brecker, alto saxist Vincent Herring, tenor saxist Don Braden, guitarist Russel Malone, bassists Harvie S. and Jay Leonhart, among many others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
suggested donation $10
Concerts, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Midday Jazz: Jazz pianist and vocalist

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


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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Workshops, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Classical Music | Juilliard artists perform


Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in these hour-long lunchtime concerts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Juilliard artists perform

Author Reading | The Infinite Desire for Growth: The Religion of the Modern World


Economic growth - and hope of better things to come - is the religion of the modern world. Yet its prospects have become bleak, with crashes following booms in an endless cycle. In the United States, eighty percent of the population has seen no increase in purchasing power over the last thirty years and the situation is not much better elsewhere. Daniel Cohen's book spotlights the obsession with wanting more, and the global tensions that have arisen as a result. Amid finite resources, increasing populations, environmental degradation, and political unrest, the quest for new social and individual goals is critical.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, The Infinite Desire for Growth: The Religion of the Modern World

Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I’ve played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

Film | The Haunting (1963): Spooky Mansion


A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind. Directed by Robert Wise. Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson. 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, The Haunting (1963): Spooky Mansion

Workshop | Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike both long and short poses for participants to draw. Artists/educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Wednesdays, July 11-October 31, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class

Film | Night of the Living Dead (1968): Classic Horror Film


A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse. Director: George A. Romero. Starring Judith O'Dea, Russell Streiner & Duane Jones. 96 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Night of the Living Dead (1968): Classic Horror Film

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 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960): Nominated for 4 Oscars

Opening Reception | Tempo: A Narrative Unfolds Across Surfaces and Screens


In Jibade-Khalil Huffman's new video and sound installation, a narrative unfolds across surfaces and screens, revealing and obscuring objects in the gallery space over the course of an hour. By dramatizing our relationship to culture, Huffman examines our affinities for black music, and our expectations for its potential as a tool of resistance. Within this mutable narrative, the characters—waylaid by a contemporary condition that demands a performance of identity, even while those identities are undermined by systems of oppression— seek to enact a kind of utopia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Tempo: A Narrative Unfolds Across Surfaces and Screens

Classical Music | Works of Beethoven, Stravinsky and more


Violinist Tessa Lark and pianist Andrew Armstrong present works of Beethoven, Stravinsky and Lark's original composition Appalachian Fantasy, a work inspired by her Kentucky roots, combining classical and bluegrass. Violinist Tessa Lark has performed as a featured soloist with numerous U.S. orchestras since debuting with the Cincinnati Symphony at age sixteen and appeared last year at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall on the Distinctive Debuts series. Pianist Andrew Armstrong has performed at the Caramoor Festival and Wigmore Hall.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Concerts, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Works of Beethoven, Stravinsky and more

Book Club | Yukio Mishima's The Temple of the Golden Pavilion


The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, a story about Mizoguchi, a young man who, having suffered a childhood trauma, becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. This beautiful novel treats issues such as beauty, generation, and regeneration. Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) is considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th century. He was considered for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, but the award went to his countryman Yasunari Kawabata. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Yukio Mishima's The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Film | How to Steal a Chair (2017): Buried Under the Weight of a Lost Dream


Stergios Delialis is a pioneering Greek designer, an educator, a champion of Hellenic modernism, and single-handedly responsible for building up an enormous collection of over 3000 pieces of industrial design. Now he is buried under the weight of his lost dream: the Thessaloniki Design Museum, which initially had a huge international impact and then died a slow and painful death in the 1990s. He is also buried under the weight of the collection itself which is too costly to maintain amidst the financial crisis. 87 min. Directed by Konstantinos Kambouroglou Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:45 pm
Free
Films, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, How to Steal a Chair (2017): Buried Under the Weight of a Lost Dream

Talk | Artist Talk


Katja Eydel is a Berlin-based artist and Professor of Photography at the University of the Arts Helsinki. Working primarily with the medium of photography, her subjects range from politics to aesthetics with an eye towards the realities of social visions rooted in political upheavals, utopian moments, or traditional systems.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Artist Talk

Discussion | A Post-Work World -- Featuring Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz


Stiglitz, Yann LeCun, and Daniel Cohen will consider the future of work, or, rather, the world after work. Can we imagine a time when we value people not for what they produce but for who they are, and what will this future look like?
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Discussions, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, A Post-Work World -- Featuring Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz

Concert | Karaoke Night: Tricks and Treats


Sing through some of the best spook-tacular songs and the sweetest hits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Karaoke Night: Tricks and Treats

Play | 99 Histories: The Unbreakable Bond Between Mother and Child


99 Histories is a beautifully haunting and moving play about memory, legacy, and the unbreakable bond between mother and child. Presented by the College of Performing Arts. Written by Julia Cho.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, 99 Histories: The Unbreakable Bond Between Mother and Child

Play | A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy Updated


This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play. Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, A Midsummer Night's Dream: Classic Shakespeare Comedy Updated

Classical Music | The Muse's Voice: A Panel and Concert


The Muse's Voice series celebrates contemporary women composers and their vocal and instrumental chamber music. The evening begins with a panel featuring composers Rain Worthington and Kala Pierson, followed by a performance of their music by the Barnard-Columbia Chamber Singers and instrumental soloists. Worthington's compositions have been performed around the world, from Iceland to Brazil, Japan to India. Self-taught in composition, her catalog includes works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, duos, solos, and miniatures. Pierson is an American composer and sound artist. Vivid, expressive, and full of bold colors, her music has been performed in more than 30 countries on six continents, widely awarded and commissioned, and published by Universal Edition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, The Muse's Voice: A Panel and Concert
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