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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 28, 2019?

30 free events take place on Monday, October 28 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 28 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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Mon, October 28, 2019
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All events, things to do on Monday, October 28, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Asia First, Europe Second? Balance of Power Theory and Regional Prioritization in US Grand Strategy
free events nyc Music By Broadway Composers Sung By Broadway Vocalists
free events nyc William Bernheim: Survival Story and Artist's Journey
free events nyc The Magazine: Grief, Guns and Porn
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Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Workshops, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Morning Meditation

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
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Tours, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Workshop | Resume Help


Applying for a job? Update your resume, or even start from scratch. Learn how to craft a resume that will help you land that interview.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Resume Help

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Film | Shrek 2 (2004): Two Time Oscar Nominated Animation


Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres. 93 min. Directors: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury. Starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz.  Shrek 2 received two Academy Award nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Shrek 2 (2004): Two Time Oscar Nominated Animation

Author Reading | The Dissidents: A Memoir of Working with the Resistance in Russia, 1960-1990


It has been nearly three decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union—enough time for the role that the courageous dissidents ultimately contributed to the communist system’s collapse to have been largely forgotten, especially in the West. This book brings to life, for contemporary readers, the often underground work of the men and women who opposed the regime and authored dissident texts, known as samizdat, that exposed the tyrannies and weaknesses of the Soviet state both inside and outside the country. Peter Reddaway spent decades studying the Soviet Union and got to know these dissidents and their work, publicizing their writings in the West and helping some of them to escape the Soviet Union and settle abroad. In this memoir he captures the human costs of the repression that marked the Soviet state, focusing in particular on Pavel Litvinov, Larisa Bogoraz, General Petro Grigorenko, Anatoly Marchenko, Alexander Podrabinek, Vyacheslav Bakhmin, and Andrei Sinyavsky.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Author Readings, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, The Dissidents: A Memoir of Working with the Resistance in Russia, 1960-1990

Discussion | Asia First, Europe Second? Balance of Power Theory and Regional Prioritization in US Grand Strategy


Why does the United States prioritize Europe or East Asia? So far, students of US grand strategy have failed to give this question the attention it deserves, let alone provide a convincing answer. But scholars cannot stay out of this debate any longer. The 2017 US National Security Strategy speaks of the erosion of America's competitive edge, and warns about how Russian revisionism and China's rise threaten the balance of power in Europe and East Asia. With: -- Luis Simon is a professor in International Security at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and director of the Brussels office of the Elcano Royal Institute. -- Linde Desmaele is a doctoral fellow at the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and a researcher at the KF-VUB Korea Chair.
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12:10 pm
Free
Discussions, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Asia First, Europe Second? Balance of Power Theory and Regional Prioritization in US Grand Strategy

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.
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Tours, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, 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 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

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.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Heart of the Park Tour

Lecture | "An ant who shakes the tree": Personal Experiences in Education Reform in China


Speaker Dr. Chenjian Li is currently the University Chair Professor, Peking University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, "An ant who shakes the tree": Personal Experiences in Education Reform in China

Discussion | Feminist Foreign Policy with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee


Her Excellency Ms. Ann Linde, the newly appointed Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, in a conversation on feminist foreign policy and what it means in the world today. Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Executive Director of Columbia's Women, Peace and Security program, will offer opening remarks. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Yasmine Ergas, Director of the Specialization on Gender and Public Policy at SIPA.
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5:00 pm
Free
Discussions, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Feminist Foreign Policy with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Book Discussion | Kasebier Takes Berlin: The Weimar Republic and Satire in Times of Crises


This event will focus on Sophie Duvernoy's new translation of Gabriele Target's Kasebier Takes Berlin and the vital function of satire in times of crises, both in democratic societies of the past and today. Dubrnoy will be in conversation with Eric Jarosinski and Eric Banks, Director of the New York Institute for the Humanities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Book Discussions, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Kasebier Takes Berlin: The Weimar Republic and Satire in Times of Crises

Author Reading | The Book of Weirdo: An Influential Comics Anthology


Comics chronicler Jon B. Cooke spent twelve years compiling his meticulously-researched The Book of Weirdo, a history of the influential comics anthology, Weirdo (1981-1993). Founder and original editor R. Crumb will join the second editor, Peter Bagge (Hate, Woman Rebel), and the third and final editor, Aline Kominsky-Crumb joins Cooke for a discussion of both the anthology and his history of it, in a rare New York appearance. In addition, Weirdo contributor (and Book of Weirdo cover illustrator) Drew Friedman will join the panel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, The Book of Weirdo: An Influential Comics Anthology

Concert | Music By Broadway Composers Sung By Broadway Vocalists


A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists. The evening will spotlight the songs of Anthony Nunziata. As a singer-songwriter Anthony tours extensively across the country and around the world, recently appeared at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops and is featured in the Netflix film The Last Laugh opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Chevy Chase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Music By Broadway Composers Sung By Broadway Vocalists

Discussion | Urban Policymaking


Distinguished Visiting Urbanist Michael Blake will speak with Former O.M.B. Director and Former HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan who will discuss urban policymaking.
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Discussions, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Urban Policymaking

Author Reading | A Cold War Over Austria: The Struggle for the State Treaty, Neutrality, and the End of East-West Occupation, 1945-1955


The renowned Austrian historians Gerald Stourzh and Wolfgang Mueller analyze post WW-II Austria before independence and neutrality. After World War II ended, the four victorious powers occupied Austria for another ten years before they could agree on a treaty about withdrawing from the country.
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Author Readings, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, A Cold War Over Austria: The Struggle for the State Treaty, Neutrality, and the End of East-West Occupation, 1945-1955

Author Reading | Educated: A Memoir


The remarkable story of a woman raised isolated from mainstream society in a survivalist family in rural Idaho and whose quest for knowledge eventually led her to Cambridge University, where she earned a Ph.D. in history. Author Tara Westover will speak about her memoir and answer questions from audience members.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Educated: A Memoir

Author Reading | Find Me: Sequel To The Love Story


First published in 2007, Call Me by Your Name, the unforgettable love story of Elio and Oliver, went on to sell nearly three quarters of a million copies worldwide, and it inspired an Academy Award-winning film. Over a decade later, Andre Aciman picks up their story. Elio has become a classical pianist in Rome, and Olivier a college professor with a family in New England. But as chance encounters and affairs intercede the lives they have built, Olivier finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic. Aciman, a master of conjuring passion's intimate details and emotional nuance, is joined by novelist and Cullman Center fellow, Nicole Krauss.
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Author Readings, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Find Me: Sequel To The Love Story

Author Reading | Food: Italy in the Global Food System


A consumer's guide to the food system, from local to global: our part as citizens in the interconnected networks, institutions, and organizations that enable our food choices. With author Fabio Parasecoli .
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Author Readings, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Food: Italy in the Global Food System

Author Reading | Mission from Venus: Fantasy Dimensions


Local author Susan Plunket launches her first work of fiction, which pushes further into the fantasy worlds of the fifth and sixth dimensions. 
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Author Readings, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Mission from Venus: Fantasy Dimensions

Author Reading | I've Seen the Future and I'm Not Going: The Art Scene and Downtown New York in the 1980s


Brilliantly funny, frank, and shattering, this is the bittersweet memoir by Peter McGough of his life with artist David McDermott. Set in New York's Lower East Side of the 1980s and mid-1990s, it is also a devastatingly candid look at the extreme naivete and dysfunction that would destroy both their lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Author Readings, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, I've Seen the Future and I'm Not Going: The Art Scene and Downtown New York in the 1980s

Author Reading | Janis: Her Life and Music


Janis Joplin’s first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only find on obscure records and in roadhouses along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. But even before that, she stood out in her conservative oil town. She was a tomboy who was also intellectually curious and artistic. By the time she reached high school, she had drawn the scorn of her peers for her embrace of the Beats and her racially progressive views. Her parents doted on her in many ways, but were ultimately put off by her repeated acts of defiance. With author Holly George-Warren.
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Author Readings, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Janis: Her Life and Music

Play | The Magazine: Grief, Guns and Porn


A couple must grapple with grief, guns and porn when a magazine arrives addressed to their murdered son. Written by Christie Perfetti Williams.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Plays, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, The Magazine: Grief, Guns and Porn

Author Reading | The Survivors: A Story of War, Inheritance, and Healing


Former Obama speechwriter and author Adam P. Frankel will be discussing and signing his memoir of family, the Holocaust, trauma, and identity, in which he must come to terms with the legacy of his family's painful past after a life-changing revelation. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, The Survivors: A Story of War, Inheritance, and Healing

Forum | Heading for Extinction (and What to Do About It)


The planet is in ecological crisis: we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an emergency. In this public talk, climate speakers from Extinction Rebellion will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements. Everyone is welcome and there will be time to ask questions and discuss afterwards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Forums, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Heading for Extinction (and What to Do About It)

Talk | William Bernheim: Survival Story and Artist's Journey


William Bernheim was born in Lodz, Poland on December 13, 1922. Bernheim lived alone in the Lodz Ghetto from 1941 until 1942, after the Nazis separated him from his mother. He wrote poetry and made drawings in the Ghetto until he was sent to work in several Polish ammunition factories and then Buchenwald Concentration Camp. He remained there until liberated by the American Third Army on April 11, 1945. In 1966, Mr. Bernheim began painting still lifes and landscapes in oils. He attended the Art Students League of New York and has completed numerous Holocaust-related works of art. Bernheim will share his story and how his artwork has grown and expanded since then. His artwork and story can be seen in his book My Story: From Hell to Rebirth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Talks, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, William Bernheim: Survival Story and Artist's Journey

Dance Performance | Experiments in Dance


A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join each season in performing at the historic church. Featuring: Yassmine Benchrifa Mohamed Lamqayssi Will Rawls
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Dance Performances, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Experiments in Dance
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Play | A Play by Obie Winner, directed by Tony Winner

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