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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 17, 2019?

8 free events take place on Thursday, October 17 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 17 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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Thu, October 17, 2019
8 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Thursday, October 17, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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 17, 2019, 10/17/2019, Morning Fitness

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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10:00 am
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Fairs, October 17, 2019, 10/17/2019, Street Fair

Tour | Tour The Battery


Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more! Tours last about an hour. Thursdays, April 25-October 31, 2019
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:50 pm
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Tours, October 17, 2019, 10/17/2019, Tour The Battery

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 17, 2019, 10/17/2019, Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour

Birdwatching | Fall Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with a guided tour. Located in the heart of midtown, the park is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Birdwatchings, October 17, 2019, 10/17/2019, Fall Birding Tour

Film | Black Shadows on the Silver Screen (1975): History Of Race Films


Ossie Davis narrates a history of "race films," films made before 1950 which catered to a primarily black audience.  Films included in this study are: Natural Born Gambler, Birth of a Race, Black and Tan, So Red the Rose, and Pinky. 52 min. Director: Steven York. Starring Ossie Davis, Fredi Washington, George Johnson. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, October 17, 2019, 10/17/2019, Black Shadows on the Silver Screen (1975): History Of Race Films

Workshop | Yoga Flow


Link mindful breath with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors. Please bring a mat. Every Thursday from May 23 to June 27, 2019, and July 11 to October 31, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, October 17, 2019, 10/17/2019, Yoga Flow

Author Reading | Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico


The tragedy of US involvement in Puerto Rico, tracing the decades of economic and political exploitation that led to the debt crisis, hobbled the hurricane recovery efforts, and forced the island into a state of despair. With author Ed Morales.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, October 17, 2019, 10/17/2019, Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico
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to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Musical | Romantic musical

Regular Price: $39.50
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Play | Broadway Actors in a Drama, New York Times Critic's Pick

Regular Price: $61.25
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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