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35 free events take place on Friday, October 11 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 11 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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free events nyc A Concert to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution
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Symposium | Digital Urbanisms


The development of urban digital technologies and the deployment of digital information have evolved into a mutually reinforcing feedback loop between distributed sites of data production and extraction, and the planning and design of data-driven and evidence-based landscapes. Mobile social media, networks of sensors, and the ecology of connected devices termed the "Internet of things," among others, constitute infrastructures that harvest information, while advancing techniques of analysis and visualization have begun to describe and design sociopolitical and built environments in their image. Digital Urbanisms is a one-day symposium bringing together urban researchers and practitioners - planners, architects, geographers, organizers, and entrepreneurs - to take stock of the digital processes and products shaping cities, their promises and problems, and discuss alternatives and approaches for operating within and against the uneven spaces they characterize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:30 am
Free
Symposiums, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, Digital Urbanisms

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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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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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 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House Tour

Discussion | All About Social Security


Uncertain about Social Security Retirement, Auxiliary/Survivors benefits and Medicare?  Eileen Will, Claims Technical Expert at the Social Security Administration, discusses the qualifications to file for Social Security, the different ways to  estimate benefits, how to determine the best age to retire, and the different parts of Medicare, including enrollment periods and premium amounts. Learn how to  navigate the MYSSA website 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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
12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, Bach at Noon

Tour | Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour


Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour

Film | Along Came a Spider (2001): Neo Noir Psychological Thriller With Morgan Freeman


When a congressman's daughter under Secret Service protection is kidnapped from a private school, detective Alex Cross investigates the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner. 104 min. Director: Lee Tamahori. Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Wincott, Monica Potter. The screenplay by Marc Moss was adapted from the 1993 novel of the same title by James Patterson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, Along Came a Spider (2001):  Neo Noir Psychological Thriller With Morgan Freeman

Film | Don't Look Now (1973): Psychic Brings Warning From Beyond


A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond. 110 min. Director: Nicolas Roeg. Starring Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason. At the 27th British Academy Film Awards, Anthony B. Richmond won for Best Cinematography, and Don't Look Now received further nominations in the Best Film, Direction, Actor, Actress, Sound Track and Film Editing categories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, Don't Look Now (1973): Psychic Brings Warning From Beyond

Book Discussion | Red-Tails in Love: Pale Male's Story


In the midst of New York’s Central Park, a group of nature lovers bond over watching and eventually, protecting a pair of red-tailed hawks who have chosen a Fifth Avenue apartment building as a nesting site. Written by Marie Winn. Facilitated by author and instructor Jan Clausen, this discussions will engage with perspectives that capture the complicated relationship Americans have with the land and living things around them. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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Film | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009): Sixth Of The Series


As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past. 153 min. Director: David Yates. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint.  The film was nominated at the 82nd Academy Awards for Best Cinematography.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009): Sixth Of The Series

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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Film | The Four Feathers (2002): Adventure Drama With Heath Ledger And Kate Hudson


A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice. 132 min. Director: Shekhar Kapur. Starring Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, The Four Feathers (2002): Adventure Drama With&nbsp;Heath Ledger And Kate Hudson

Film | The Intruder (2019): Previous Owner Of The House Refuses To Leave


A young married couple buys a beautiful house on several acres of land, only to find out that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property. 102 min. Director: Deon Taylor. Starring Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Dennis Quaid. The Intruder grossed $35.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $1 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $36.4 million, against a production budget of around $8 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Trial by Fire (2018): Controversial Story Of An Executed Father


The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed. 127 min. Director: Edward Zwick. Starring Jade Pettyjohn, Emily Meade, Jack O'Connell.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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Lecture | P'ansori Mountain Pilgrimages: Land as Interlocutor in Contemporary Korean Oral Performance and Literature


University of Colorado Professor Ivanna Sang Een Yi, in a presentation both spoken and sung, conceptualizes the contemporary practice of p'ansori san kongbu, mountain study, as a form of pilgrimage. A reception follows the lecture, the third in this annual lecture series encouraging new thought leadership on Korea in the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Lectures, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, P'ansori Mountain Pilgrimages: Land as Interlocutor in Contemporary Korean Oral Performance and Literature

Performance | Performance for One: Slippery Memory


Performance for One is a one-on-one performance event written and directed by Edward Einhorn, presented in 10-minute slots at venues across Manhattan. The performance is about memory, but even more so, it is about relationship between performer, audience member, and author. What is the responsibility of the audience member, and how is it felt differently when there is only one audience member? Who is the story teller, the author or the performer? What happens to a memory that two people share after one of those people is gone? Presented by Untitled Theater Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, Performance for One: Slippery Memory

Discussion | How To Create A Resume That Stands Out


Everyone needs a resume. But is there a perfect resume? Amy Geffen discusses techniques and tactics to make your resume stand out, highlight your accomplishments, and get you the interview. Topics include your job target, parts of the resume, how to write accomplishments, proper formatting, and key words. Amy Geffen has thirty years of experience in teaching, professional development, and distance learning. She is a Five O'Clock Club certified career coach. Currently she is Director of Professional Development for the Council for Economic Education in New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:30 pm
Free
Discussions, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, How To Create A Resume That Stands Out

Lecture | “To Work Black Magic”: Richard Bruce Nugent's Queer Anti-fascist Insurrection


In this talk, PhD candidate Ryan Tracy will explore how Richard Bruce Nugent’s (1906-1987) refusal to give up homoerotic decadence in his literature and visual artwork posed critical problems for the “New Negro” Renaissance’s project of creating urgently needed representations of black masculinity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, &ldquo;To Work Black Magic&rdquo;: Richard Bruce Nugent's Queer Anti-fascist Insurrection

Poetry Reading | 3 Poets Read


Timothy Donnelly’s most recent poetry collection is The Problem of the Many (Wave Books, October 2019). He is also the author of The Cloud Corporation, which won the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit. He is a recipient of The Paris Review’s Bernard F. Conners Prize and the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award as well as fellowships from the New York State Writers Institute and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Sally Wen Mao is the author of Mad Honey Symposium and Oculus (Graywolf Press, January 2019). Her writing has appeared in Poetry, Black Warrior Review, Guernica, Missouri Review, and Washington Square Review, and as well as The Best American Poetry 2013. Jana Prikryl is the author of The After Party. Her new book is No Matter (Tim Duggan Books, July 2019). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The London Review of Books, The Paris Review, and The New York Review of Books, where she is the senior editor for poetry.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | 3 Folk Music Arts


With: Emily McNally, Avi Wisnia, and Andy Fitzpatrick.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | Failure: Debt, Crisis and Digital Divides


Arjun Appadurai’s and Neta Alexander’s new book explores the deeply troubling paradox by which the more technological and financial systems fail us, the more dependent on them we become. Wall Street and Silicon Valley—the two worlds this book examines—promote the illusion that scarcity can and should be eliminated in the age of seamless “flow.” Instead, Appadurai and Alexander propose a theory of habitual and strategic failure by exploring debt, crisis, digital divides and (dis)connectivity.
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Discussion | Climate Change and Resiliency Planning in Communities of Color


Panelists discuss how Latinx and other communities of color in the US are being affected by climate change and resiliency planning. Examples of particular issues to discuss include the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, how Latinx communities in CA/the west coast have dealt with the fires, droughts, and other climate issues there, resiliency planning in communities of color in NYC, and “disaster capitalism.” 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, Climate Change and Resiliency Planning in Communities of Color

Opening Reception | Unmixedly at Ease: 50 Years of Drawing


An exhibition by Karl Wirsum. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, Unmixedly at Ease: 50 Years of Drawing

Performance | Prayer of Love & Peace: 35 Actors, Dancers and Musicians


The Inamori Group, consisting of 35 actors, dancers, and musicians, ignite the stages with compelling stories of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima and in memorial of the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001. The performers will be joined by a special performance featuring Harlem's Oscar-nominated IMPACT Repertory Theatre.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Performances, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, Prayer of Love & Peace: 35 Actors, Dancers and Musicians

Poetry Reading | 4 Poets Read


Poetry by John James, Julia Guez, Joseph Fasano, and Monica Ferrell.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | A Concert to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution


Enjoy an amazing night with the legendary Prague underground rock band Garage, whose influences range from Lou Reed and Patti Smith to the Ramones, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. During the concert, Viktor Stoilov will pay homage to Bohumil "Bob" Krcil, the Czech photographer, and his publication Collected in New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, A Concert to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

Talk | Filmmaker Talk: Montage and the Human Spirit


“For most of my life, my films have been the marriage of external circumstances as seen through the needs of my own psyche. There is no other plan as such. Occasionally these explorations result in a film that is not quite what I would call a public film, something, perhaps, to be shown as camera original in the privacy of one’s apartment. I would like to use the rare opportunity of this lecture format to show two of these intimate works as original Kodachrome, each quite different from the other. One is called Lux Perpetua II and the other, Ossuary (1995-2005 / 2016, 43 min). They are made up of outtakes from decades of shooting 16mm Kodachrome.” – Nathaniel Dorsky
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, Filmmaker Talk: Montage and the Human Spirit

Jazz | Jazz Trio


Music from Steve Carrington-Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, David Whitfield - Piano, and Kyle Benford - Drums
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | The Life and Legacy of Famous Jazz Pianist


The life and legacy of Thelonious Monk in a discussion led by Peter Facini. He will explore Round Midnight, one of the most beloved and recorded pieces in Jazz, with contributions by author Peter Nevraumont and master drummer T.S. Monk. Please note that seating is on a first come, first served basis, and there are no reservations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Discussions, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, The Life and Legacy of Famous Jazz Pianist

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | To Life: Meet the Rosens


The Rosen family, battered and blessed, celebrates Jeffrey's life as their hearts lie gasping on the floor. Backs are turned and accusations hurled as the Rosens come together and fall apart, bound by heartbreak and humor. Nobody escapes a good kick in the tuchas as they expose their foibles, confront their fears, and cling to their fragile connection amidst the chaos. The story is both elegy and eulogy to the death of a family and reminds us that we're not alone. Written by Eve Lederman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
$5
Plays, October 11, 2019, 10/11/2019, To Life: Meet the Rosens

Jazz | Jazz Trio


Music from Steve Carrington-Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, David Whitfield - Piano, and Kyle Benford - Drums
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