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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 8, 2019?

23 free events take place on Tuesday, October 8 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 8 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 8, 2019
23 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Tuesday, October 8, 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 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, 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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7:30 am
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Workshops, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, 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 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, 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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10:00 am
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Tours, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Zumba Jumpstart

Gallery Talk | Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour


The collection of Audrey B. Heckler is emblematic of the growth of the field of self-taught art in the United States, which manifests a strong interest for African American artists, a consistent attention on American classics, a curiosity for European art brut, and a search for international discoveries. For the last twenty-seven years, Heckler has surrounded herself with excellent examples by the most significant artists associated to this art niche, among them Emery Blagdon, Aloïse Corbaz, William Edmondson, August Klett, Augustin Lesage, Martín Ramírez, Thornton Dial, and Anna Zemánková.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour

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
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Workshops, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Lecture | Rogues, Cowards and Ideologues: Social Networks and Regime Transformation in Georgia


How do politicians in weakly institutionalized states make decisions on whether and when to defect from teetering regimes? What considerations haunt politicians as they decide to stay with a ruling party or to join the promising but disruptive upstart? Georgian politics since independence has been prone to tumultuous and abrupt changes of power, with profound consequences not just for policymaking but also for setting precedents on how to pursue change in society. This project examines the individual decisions of the political actors that enabled the 2003 Rose Revolution, which ended the presidency of Eduard Shevardnadze and cleared a path for Mikheil Saakashvili’s rise. Using unique data, social network analysis and in-depth field research, this project reveals the power – and weaknesses – of social networks in determining political outcomes in hybrid regimes. Speaker: Julie George, Visiting Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, SIPA and Associate Professor of Political Science, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Rogues, Cowards and Ideologues: Social Networks and Regime Transformation in Georgia

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 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, 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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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

Tour | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Heart of the Park Tour

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 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Community Rowing

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 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Lecture | “Mother of Exiles”: Refugees in American Myth and History


In her poem “The New Colossus,” Emma Lazarus called America the “mother of exiles.” In this lecture, historian Mae Ngai (Columbia University) examines the enduring idea of America as a land of hope and refuge for the persecuted and oppressed. Venturing beyond the familiar narratives of Puritan settlers and Lady Liberty, Ngai urges us to think about how the idea of asylum has historically justified and obscured nation-building and racial agendas. By looking at the politics surrounding Cold War refugees, she finds a useful lens for viewing the contemporary plight of Central American asylum seekers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, &ldquo;Mother of Exiles&rdquo;: Refugees in American Myth and History

Lecture | Italian Dialect Theater


On the Italian Stage is a series of lectures conceived and led by Laura Caparrotti that journeys into the history of Italian Theater to explore its language, and its contribution to Italian society and world theater. This lecture will address Goldoni and the use of dialect in Italian theater; the relationship between a theater for the people and a theater for the upper classes; the decline and return of dialect in theater with Eduardo Scarpetta and Luigi Pirandello.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Lectures, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Italian Dialect Theater

Author Reading | How To Be Alone: If You Want To and Even If You Don’t


Lane Moore’s #1 national bestseller is a must-read for anyone whose childhood still feels unresolved, who spends more time pretending to have friends online than feeling close to anyone in real life, who tries to have genuine, deep conversations in a roomful of people who would rather you not. Above all, it’s a book for anyone who desperately wants to feel less alone and a little more connected through reading her words.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, How To Be Alone: If You Want To and Even If You Don&rsquo;t

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Portrait and Editorial Photographer 


A talk by portrait and editorial photographer and director Justin Bettman. “Set in the Street” is his ongoing art project in which he builds elaborate sets out of unwanted materials and furniture, much of which is found on the street. After creating the photos, the sets are left up on the street, where passersby can shoot their own images. Bettman’s commercial clients include American Express, Atlantic Records, Coca-Cola and Google.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Artist Talk: Portrait and Editorial Photographer&nbsp;

Discussion | Being In Your Body: The Rise of the Anti-Diet Movement


Virginia Sole-Smith (The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America), Caroline Dooner (The F*ck It Diet), and Fariha Roisin (Being in Your Body: A Journal for Self-Love and Body Positivity) dissect how damaging the diet and "wellness" industries are, and how to push back against such socially embedded movements.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Being In Your Body: The Rise of the Anti-Diet Movement

Concert | Carnegie Hall Citywide: A Mix Of Reggea, Funk, Jazz And More By Renowned South African Musician


Experience the fire in Thandiswa Mazwai’s music. The flame was kindled growing up in Soweto during the dismantling of apartheid and ignited when she joined the visionary band Bongo Maffin. Mazwai’s politically aware lyrics and emotional vocals propelled the band to South African stardom. You can now hear her solo and be captivated by her use of traditional Xhosa rhythms, reggae, kwaito (a South African blend of hip-hop and house-music sounds), funk, jazz, and more to create music that’s simply incendiary. Thandiswa has performed all over the world at venues, including at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony, The Apollo in New York, WOMEX, the Cannes Film Festival, Midem, the Hackney Empire, Africa Brazil Festival, FESPACO Film Festival, BBC World Music Awards and many Mandela 46664 concerts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Carnegie Hall Citywide: A Mix Of Reggea, Funk, Jazz And More By Renowned South African Musician

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


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: Julia Antinozzi Lu Shirley Dai Catherine Eng
   New York City, NY; NYC
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$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Dance Works-in-Progress

Lecture | Dialogue with Ruins: The Heritage Left by History


“With time I’ve come to accept that ruins are the sole heritage History and my fathers left me. Ruins around me, ruins inside. So I started looking at my dance as an attempt to remember my name. Whether in Batanaba, a journey to my maternal grandfather’s birthplace triggered by New York’s Metropolitan Museum or in Histoire(s) du théâtre 2, my latest work revisiting the birth of the National Ballet of Zaire, I am but looking into a broken mirror to reconstruct a face. My face.”--Faustin Linyekula Dancer, choreographer, and storyteller Faustin Linyekula delivers a lecture. Linyekula lives in Kisangani, North-East of DR Congo, where he runs the Studios Kabako, a space dedicated to dance, visual theatre, and film, as well as to developing programs with communities of the Lubunga district around water, sustainability, and environmental issues. Linyekula’s work, obsessively addressing Congo’s history, is touring worldwide.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Dialogue with Ruins: The Heritage Left by History

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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Workshops, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Introduction to Meditation

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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 08, 2019, 10/08/2019, Stargazing in the City
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Play | Broadways Actors In A Thriller

Regular Price: $60
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Chopin, Liszt and More

Regular Price: $50
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