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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 1, 2019?

29 free events take place on Tuesday, October 1 in New York City. 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 today, tonight, tomorrow and 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!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out October 1 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!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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Tue, October 1, 2019
29 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Total Body Conditioning Fitness Class


With Ashley McKelvey. Increase overall muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance in this 45 minute truly high intensity interval training class. Optimize workout time using bodyweight movements to build power and stamina. All fitness levels are welcome, for ages 18 and over. Tuesdays, September 3-October 29, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Total Body Conditioning Fitness Class

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 Tuesday and Thursday
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Morning Fitness

Birdwatching | Bird Walk at The Battery


Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. Tuesdays, Spetember 3-October 8, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Bird Walk at The Battery

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 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Festival | The Festival of New


Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world. To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, they are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of dozens of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.  Taking place October 1–6, 2019, the festival reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a 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
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Workshops, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Zumba Jumpstart

Concert | Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz


Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart’s delight. With: Charlie Judkins, Ragtime, Protégé of Terry Waldo
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Workshop | Public Speaking Workshop


Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. A continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, this program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshops, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Public Speaking Workshop

Talk | A Conversation with the President of Ireland


The scholar, poet, and human rights advocate visits the Library to share reflections from his career in public service with Mr. Dan Barry.  President Michael D. Higgins is the ninth President of Ireland, elected to office in 2011 for a seven-year term. In October 2018, President Higgins was re-elected to serve a second term in Office, having secured the largest number of votes in Irish Presidential election history. A passionate political voice, a poet and writer, academic and statesman, human rights advocate and champion of creativity within Irish society, Michael D. Higgins has previously served at every level of public life in Ireland, including as Ireland's first Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, A Conversation with the President of Ireland

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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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Gallery Talk | T. C. Cannon: At the Edge of America: Exhibition Tour


A 45-minute tour. One of the most influential, innovative and talented Native American artists of the 20th century, T.C. Cannon embodied the activism, cultural transition and creative expression that defined America in the 1960s and 1970s. Learn how Cannon interrogated American history and popular culture through his Native lens and exercised a rigorous mastery of Western art historical tropes while creating an entirely fresh visual vocabulary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, T. C. Cannon: At the Edge of America: Exhibition Tour

Tour | Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour


Highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, information about architect Cass Gilbert and viewings of the Collectors Office with its Tiffany woodwork, Reginald Marsh murals and the 140-ton rotunda dome, designed and built by Rafael Gustavino.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

Lecture | The Role of U.S.-Educated Students in China’s United States Policy during the Republican Period


United States-educated students had an impact on China’s foreign policy-making during the Republican era, especially with respect to China’s United States policy. Wellington V. K. Koo was an eminent example of this group. In 1912, Koo, with a newly awarded doctorate from Columbia University, returned to China and was appointed President Yuan Shikai’s English interpreter and a secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, thus launching his career as a diplomat. He served as ambassador to the United States, Britain, and France, as well as Chinese Representative in the League of Nations and the United Nations. He was also appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs by both the Peking and the Guomindang governments. His career encompassed almost all important events of diplomacy during the Republican period. This talk aims to shed light on the roles Koo played in shaping China’s United States policy. Speaker Jin Guangyao is a professor in the Department of History, and also the director of the International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization at Fudan University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, The Role of U.S.-Educated Students in China&rsquo;s United States Policy during the Republican Period

Workshop | Community Rowing


Village Community Boathouse provides free, no experience necessary Community Rowing on the Hudson River. After a brief orientation, participants will be split into crews with an experienced coxswain to steer the boat and a mixture of experienced and new rowers. The boats, Whitehall Gigs, are stable, traditional working boats for four rowers and a coxswain. Please note: Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session. Community rowing is open to all, although some physical agility is required. The focus of the program is teamwork and recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver. Life jackets are provided. Expect to be out in the hot sun for several hours - bring water and sunscreen! Tuesdays, June 25-October 29, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Community Rowing

Workshop | Making Time to Write


Writers, is time your enemy? Maybe you write on the subway. Or in coffee shops. But is there ever enough time?  This monthly workshop will create a community where everyone can talk about who we are as writers. Then, you'll get down to work and answer that all important question: how can we develop a daily writing practice that allows us to live our lives while writing, all at the same time? No experience with writing is necessary, just a desire and commitment to make a writing practice part of your life. Please bring a notebook and a pen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Making Time to Write

Tour | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Opening Reception | Immigrants: Group Photography Exhibition


An exhibition focused on the uprooted people who cross the world's borders, driven by nearly infinite variations in human need and desire to leave behind a life they know in exchange for one they do not. Twelve artists have been brought together to explore stories from across the globe and across history - the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and beyond, from the 19th century to the present.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Immigrants: Group Photography Exhibition

Poetry Reading | Re:Verses: A Collaborative Work


Kristina Marie Darling and Chris Campanioni present their collaborative book. Kristina Marie Darling is the author of thirty books, including Look to Your Left: The Poetics of Spectacle and Dark Horse: Poems. Her work has been recognized with awards from Yaddo, the American Academy in Rome, the Whiting Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets. Chris Campanioni is the author of six books, including The Internet Is for Real, which re-enacts the language of the Internet as literary installations. Recent writing has appeared in M/C: Media & Culture, RHINO, Ambit, Poetry International, and DIAGRAM, and has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Re:Verses: A Collaborative Work

Discussion | To Join the EU or Not—Europe Must Decide: Drift and Unrest Dominates Western Balkans


This is a precipitous moment in Balkan history as the European Union weighs the accession candidacies of North Macedonia and Albania with decisions pending before the German Bundestag that are likely to influence outcomes in Brussels. Additional strains in the region are evident in the current standstill present in the Serbia Kosovo agreement negotiations which has been fraught with tension for months. Bosnia has yet to have formed a government nearly a year after the October 2018 elections. All of these events are taking place against a backdrop of social unrest across the region as citizens have been taking to the streets in protest in Serbia and Montenegro for months. SPEAKERS -- Moderator: Tanya Domi -- Jasmin Hasić, Assistant Professor at Sarajevo School of Science and Technology -- Ivana Jordanovska, Fulbright Fellow at New York University -- Dženeta Karabegović, researcher and lecturer at the University of Salzburg -- Agon Maliqi a policy analyst, civil society activist and media writer from Prishtina, Kosovo -- Molly Montgomery, Vice President in Albright Stonebridge Group’s Europe practice -- Toby Vogel, a writer on foreign affairs based in Brussels  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, To Join the EU or Not&mdash;Europe Must Decide: Drift and Unrest Dominates Western Balkans

Movie in a Park | Aquaman (2018): Superhero Epic with Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe (Outdoors)


Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land. Director: James Wan 143 min. Grab a blanket or towel and come enjoy a movie in the park. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Aquaman (2018): Superhero Epic with Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe (Outdoors)

Author Reading | Imaginary Friend: An Epic Work of Literary Horror


Bestselling author Stephen Chbosky will be discussing his new novel, an epic work of literary horror about a seven-year-old boy who vanishes one night, returning to his mother unharmed but not unchanged. Restrictions apply. Call store for details. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Imaginary Friend: An Epic Work of Literary Horror

Author Reading | Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code


Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype, from everyday apps to complex algorithms, to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce White supremacy and deepen social inequity.
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Author Readings, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code

Reading | We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan


Drawn from Sullivan’s meticulously kept journals, We Both Laughed in Pleasure (Nightboat Books, 2019) records the life of arguably the first publicly gay trans man to medically transition. To celebrate the book’s launch, this event brings together the volume’s editors, Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma, and a group of trans artists and activists, including Susan Stryker, Che Gossett, Kay Gabriel, and Mars Hobrecker, for readings and conversation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan

Lecture | Fugitive Modernities: Black Political Imagination and Radical Silence


Speaker Jessica A. Krug  is an associate professor of history and Africana Studies at George Washington University and the author of Fugitive Modernities: Kisama and the Politics of Freedom, currently a finalist for both the Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass book prizes. She is a decolonial historian of Black political thought and action in West Central Africa and throughout the Americas, with a particular interest in non-state and fugitive societies, as well as hip hop cultures.  She is a dancer with the KR3TS Dance Company, a copwatcher, and has written for Essence and Racebaitr.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Fugitive Modernities: Black Political Imagination and Radical Silence

Classical Music | Ensemble Perfroms Works By Modern Composers


New Juilliard Ensemble performs works by modern composers. Joel Sachs, conductor. Program Shulamit Ran Fault Line Magnus Lindberg Souvenir Alexander Goehr ...Between the Lines Balazs Horvath die ReAlisierung einer komPosition
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Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Orchestral Works at A Famouse Venue

Workshop | Stargazing in the City


Take a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. Tuesdays, July 23-October 29, 2019
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Workshops, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Stargazing in the City

Classical Music | Works by Schumann, Schubert, and Andre Previn


Program: Alfred Prinz (1930-2014): Sonata for clarinet and piano (1989) Robert Schumann (1810-1856): 3 Romances op.94 Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Three pieces for clarinet and piano (version by Andrew Marriner) André Previn (1929-2019): Sonata for clarinet and piano (2010) In this special concert, Maria Prinz (piano) and Reinhard Wieser (clarinet) pay tribute to André Previn (1929-2019) and Alfred Prinz (1930 -2014). In addition, the program features works by Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 01, 2019, 10/01/2019, Works by Schumann, Schubert, and Andre Previn
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Performance | A unique "magic" show!

Regular Price: $60.50
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Dance Performance | Famous Dance Company

Regular Price: $42
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Performance | Tribute to an Iconic Actress and Intertainer

Regular Price: $39
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