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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 9, 2019?

27 free events take place on Wednesday, October 9 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 9 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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Wed, October 9, 2019
27 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
free events nyc A Man for All Seasons (1966): Six Time Oscar Winner Including Best Picture
free events nyc Letting The Real You Shine In Any Situation
free events nyc Zones of Conflict: The Photojournalism of Sebastian Meyer

Workshop | Boot Camp


The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, hosts a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Boot Camp

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 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, T. C. Cannon: At the Edge of America: 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Elements of Nature Drawing

Workshop | Midtown Recess: Games and Activities


Relive your favorite part of the school day with Midtown Recess. De-stress and clear your mind with activities including giant chess, oversized Connect 4, ping pong tables, jump ropes, hula hoops, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Midtown Recess: Games and Activities

Film | Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972): Three Time Oscar Winner Including Best Picture


The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. 175 min. Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan.  At the 45th Academy Awards, it won the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando) and Best Adapted Screenplay. It had seven other Oscar nominations including Best Supporting Actor and Best Director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972): Three Time Oscar Winner Including Best Picture

Tour | City Hall Tour For Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, City Hall Tour For Individuals

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Bach at Noon

Gallery Talk | Infinity of Nations: Exhibition Tour


A 45-minute tour of some 700 works of Native art from throughout North, Central and South America demonstrates the breadth of the museum's renowned collection and highlights the importance of many of these iconic objects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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. Wednesdays, September 6-November 6, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Tours, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

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 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Lecture | Mutual Funds & ETFs: The Differences


This class clarifies the differences between mutual funds and ETFs. Concepts such as net asset value and capital gains distributions, and demonstrate how to read a mutual fund statement will be explained.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Mutual Funds & ETFs: The Differences

Film | A Man for All Seasons (1966): Six Time Oscar Winner Including Best Picture


The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry. 120 min. Director: Fred Zinnemann. Starring Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw. A Man for All Seasons won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 39th Academy Awards, while the cast and crew won another five, including Best Director for Zinnemann and Best Actor for Scofield.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, A Man for All Seasons (1966): Six Time Oscar Winner Including Best Picture

Tour | Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs 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 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House Tour

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
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Concerts, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Figure Al Fresco Outdoor Drawing Class

Opening Reception | Our Collective Visions of Liberation: An Uplifting Mural


The opening reception of a mural. At 5:30 p.m., guests may enjoy appetizers and refreshments. The event will commence at 6:00 p.m. with an introduction to the space and mural by staff and mural artists, including Jess X. Snow. The mural uplifts a community of Black, Indigenous, and Diasporic People of Color (BIPOC), affirming them as monumental.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Our Collective Visions of Liberation: An Uplifting Mural

Lecture | Andy Warhol’s Index (Book)


Just in time for the holiday shopping season of 1967, Random House published Andy Warhol’s Index (Book). It came in a hologram cover with Campbell’s Tomato Juice endpapers, several 3-D pop-ups, and a flexi disc donning Lou Reed’s portrait. For counterculture bibliophiles, there was a deluxe edition, tinfoil-bound. The process by which Warhol’s book came together was so complex—and unusual—the publisher recounted it in an internal memo that was itself written like a children’s book. Through documents in the Random House records held at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library and interviews with Warhol’s collaborators, art historian Lucy Mulroney sheds new light on this iconic twentieth-century artist’s lifelong interest in publishing. Speaker: Lucy Mulroney, Associate Director for Collections, Research, and Education, Beinecke Library, Yale University
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Lectures, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Andy Warhol&rsquo;s Index (Book)

Lecture | Letting The Real You Shine In Any Situation


Getting to know and accept who you are, what you have to offer, and how you fit into any situation is your key to success, whether you're interviewing for a job, working towards a promotion, starting a new business or looking to meet new people. Kristina Leonardi shows you how to get in tune with your unique talents, abilities, strengths and passions to project that image out into the world to create and attract the outcomes you desire in every area of your life. Kristina Leonardi is founder of The Women's Mosaic, a nonprofit organization that promotes intercultural understanding and empowerment among women. Previously, she held the position of Vice President of Sales for a promotion item firm. She is one of the coaches at NY Women in Communications and is a vetted coach as part of The Muse's Coach Connect.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Lectures, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Letting The Real You Shine In Any Situation

Talk | Racial Profiling in Theatre


Pulitzer finalist (Yellowman) and Obie winner Dael Orlandersmith looks at how the boxes around gender, orientation, race, and ethnicity that were intended to foster inclusion, complicate theatre-making. Q&A moderated by Lynn Nottage, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner (Sweat, Ruined) and Associate Professor of Playwriting, School of the Arts.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Racial Profiling in Theatre

Classical Music | Sonatenabend performs


Pianists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano department perform sonata repertoire in partnership with student instrumentalists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands


"Where are you from?" was the question hounding Hazel Carby as a girl in post-World War II London. One of the so-called brown babies of the Windrush generation, born to a Jamaican father and Welsh mother, Carby's place in her home, her neighbourhood, and her country of birth was always in doubt. Emerging from this setting, Carby untangles the threads connecting members of her family to each other in a web woven by the British Empire across the Atlantic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands

Slide Lecture | Zones of Conflict: The Photojournalism of Sebastian Meyer


Award-winning photojournalist Sebastian Meyer will discuss and present images from his new book, Under Every Yard of Sky, a gathering of his work in Kurdistan in the years 2008 to 2017. Over those years, Meyer's life became intertwined with the region's conflicts. His own story of friendship and loss is reflected in his photographs and writing which take the reader deep into the Kurdish experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Slide Lectures, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Zones of Conflict: The Photojournalism of Sebastian Meyer

Author Reading | Poemsia: Poetry and Social Media Stardom


Award-winning poet and author Lang Leav will be discussing and signing copies of her new release, a story of contemporary poetry, social media stardom, and the courage to pursue your dreams. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Poemsia: Poetry and Social Media Stardom

Discussion | Turning Towards a Radical Listening: How Our Lives Are Shaped by Language


In Turning Towards a Radical Listening, James Allister Sprang will develop a sculptural sound-based installation over the course of a five-week residency. The project begins with a series of conversations between Sprang and poets M. NourbeSe Philip, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Tracie Morris considering how our lives are shaped (if not, in a sense, programmed) by language.  These conversations will be recorded, with the resulting files featured in Sprang’s live performances as the artist runs them through voice-to-text software and other applications to highlight—and potentially to make new meaning from—algorithmic alterations and glitches. M. NourbeSe Philip: Saturday, October 5, 4pm Rachel Eliza Griffiths: Wednesday, October 9, 7pm Tracie Morris: Saturday, October 12, 4pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 09, 2019, 10/09/2019, Turning Towards a Radical Listening: How Our Lives Are Shaped by Language

Author Reading | Writers of the Appalachian Renaissance


Meet three writers with deep associations to West Virginia and the Appalachian region. They include the Poet Laureate of West Virginia and the granddaughter of a witness to one of the greatest mine disasters of the twentieth century. They will be reading from their latest books and leading a discussion covering how the region has been damaged both by extractors of natural resources and by humiliating and misleading stereotypes of hillbillies and incest. These writers represent a generation that claims its right to use Appalachian folkways and an Appalachian world view to comment on history, society, and culture at large.
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