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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 24, 2020?

24 free events take place on Saturday, October 24 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 24 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, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Saturday, October 24, 2020

All events, things to do on Saturday, October 24, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

Park Walk | Hudson River Park's Pier 26 is Now Open!


Hudson River Park's first new pier in 10 years, this 2.5-acre ecologically-themed pier in Tribeca incorporates indigenous plants evocative of Manhattan's ecosystem prior to human development. A short habitat walk leads visitors through five native ecological zones: woodland forest, coastal grassland, maritime scrub, rocky tidal zone, and of course the Hudson River. A sunning lawn and a sports play area make Pier 26 - already popular with the Downtown Boathouse (New York's busiest non-motorized boathouse) and City Vineyard - a place to please everyone. More details at https://hudsonriverpark.org/locations/pier-26/
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Hudson River Park's Pier 26 is Now Open!

Fair | Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors (outdoor market)


Search for hidden gems as you browse antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage and collectibles. There is also a selection of food vendors from Smorgasburg. Face covering is required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors (outdoor market)

Conference | 37th International Churchill Conference: Sir John Major, Lord Hague and Many More, Oct 23-24 (virtual)


The conference seeks to explore leadership in times of adversity. The presenters will mark the sacrifices of the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, 80 years on, and celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Speakers - Sir John Major, Former British Prime Minister - Lord Hague, Former British Foreign Secretary - Jonathan Dimbleby, British historian, biographer and broadcaster - Nonie Chapman, Churchill Family Personal Asst - Barry Phipps, Curator of Art and Science, Newton Institute; Director, History of Art, Churchill College - Amb Robert C. O'Brien, US National Security Advisor - Celia Sandys, author of five books on the life of her grandfather Winston Churchill and many more Broadcast live from Churchill College, Cambridge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Conferences, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, 37th International Churchill Conference: Sir John Major, Lord Hague and Many More, Oct 23-24 (virtual)

Dance Performance | Dance, Theater, and Music Artists Perform Outdoors, Oct 24-25 (in-person)


Two-day open-air studio rehearsals: come and go throughout both days to watch live working sessions by a diverse range of dance, theater, and music artists. Saturday Schedule: 9:30am-11:30am: Miriam Barbosa Dance 11:30am-1:30pm: Fogo Azul NYC 1:30pm-3:30pm: Sydnie L. Mosley Dances 3:30pm-5:30pm: Rovaco Please wear face coverings and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:30 am
Free
Dance Performances, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Dance, Theater, and Music Artists Perform Outdoors, Oct 24-25 (in-person)

Fair | Flea Market in Brooklyn: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More (outdoor market)


Shop for vintage clothing, furniture, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, art, handicrafts, and more. Visitors must wear a face covering and maintain social distance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Flea Market in Brooklyn: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More (outdoor market)

Fair | Vintage Marketplace Outdoors (in-person)


An intimate, outdoor, socially distanced event happening every Saturday and Sunday. Featuring 10 rotating vendors each weekend. Please wear a mask.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Fairs, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Vintage Marketplace Outdoors (in-person)

Park Walk | Foraging Tour In A Park: Black Walnuts, Wild Carrot, Wild Raisin and More (in-person)


A great abundance of edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms makes this park a great place for foraging in the fall: burdock, an expensive detoxifying herb sold in health food stores; wild carrot; the root of sassafras, which tastes like root beer, makes a great tea, as well as root beer; crab apples, berries. You will find plenty of leafy green vegetables, such as spicy hedge mustard and poor man's pepper, parsley-flavored goutweed as well as nuts and mushrooms. The tour will last for about 4 hours. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Foraging Tour In A Park: Black Walnuts, Wild Carrot, Wild Raisin and More (in-person)

Workshop | Learn Juggling in a Park (in-person)


Join in for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching the jugglers put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided and regularly sanitized. Participants are encouraged to: Wear face coverings at all times Maintain at least six feet of distance between fellow participants at all times Use the park's hand-washing stations to wash hands before and after juggling Refrain from juggling back-and-forth with others
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Learn Juggling in a Park (in-person)

Performance | "Little Bites" of Theater in a Park (in-person)


New Yorkers are able to enjoy 'perfect little bites' of live theater, performed by masked and socially distanced actors in this park. The actors, alone or paired, will be performing both classical monologues and new works. Pieces run between 60 and 90 seconds each, and passers-by are invited to stop and watch one piece or many. They will run continuously between 1 and 4 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, "Little Bites" of Theater in a Park (in-person)

Performance | American Dreams: Interactive Live Theater (virtual)


Imagine a world where the only way to gain U.S. citizenship is by competing in a live online game show - where you, the people, decide who wins! Welcome to American Dreams: It's a game. It's a show. It's America. This playful participatory performance takes a page from America's favorite game shows and uses voting, polling, trivia and more to explore what it means to be(come) a citizen Written by Leila Buck; directed by Tamilla Woodard.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, American Dreams: Interactive Live Theater (virtual)

Staged Reading | Heroes of the Fourth Turning: Pulitzer Prize Finalist Play with Broadway Actors (live-streamed, virtual)


It’s nearing midnight in Wyoming, where four young conservatives have gathered at a backyard after-party. They’ve returned home to toast their mentor Gina, newly inducted as president of a tiny Catholic college. But as their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos and clashing generational politics, it becomes less a celebration than a vicious fight to be understood. On a chilly night in the middle of America, Will Arbery’s haunting play offers grace and disarming clarity, speaking to the heart of a country at war with itself. Winner of 2020 Obie Awards for Creative Ensemble + Playwriting; Three Lucille Lortel Awards; New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play; New York Times "Best Theater of 2019" Written by Will Arbery Directed by Danya Taymor
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Staged Readings, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Heroes of the Fourth Turning: Pulitzer Prize Finalist Play with Broadway Actors (live-streamed, virtual)

Staged Reading | Skeleton Crew: One of The Top 10 Most Produced Plays in America (live-streamed, virtual)


In Dominique Morisseau's third and final play in her Detroit trilogy, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift, and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step. "Morisseau has heart! Her rough-edge dialogue has a touch of street poet." - VARIETY Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The play had its critically-acclaimed world premiere with Atlantic Theater Company during 2015|2016 season.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Skeleton Crew: One of The Top 10 Most Produced Plays in America (live-streamed, virtual)

Theater | Moliere's The School for Wives: Tony Winner in a Comedy (virtual)


When the obsessive Arnolphe (Tonya Pinkins) realizes that his ward, 17-year-old Agnes, actually has a mind of her own, he is flabbergasted. Nevertheless, intent on saving face and maintaining control, he doubles down on his decision to marry her. Agnes, despite having been raised to remain completely ignorant, is saved by her own innate intelligence, Arnolphe's utter failure to see what is right in front of him, and the one thing he cannot steal from her - her humanity. Starring Tony winner Tonya Pinkins (Broadway's Jelly's Last Jam), Mirirai Sithole, Kaliswa Brewster ("Billions"), Cristina Pitter, Tamara Sevunts, Carolyn Michelle Smith, and Corey Tazmania.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Theaters, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Moliere's The School for Wives: Tony Winner in a Comedy (virtual)

Dance Performance | New York City Ballet: Excerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream and more (virtual)


Featuring repertory by Balanchine and Robbins specially selected for young audiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, New York City Ballet: Excerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream and more (virtual)

Classical Music | Beethoven's Piano Sonatas I: Early Gems and the Waldstein (virtual)


Pianist Adam Golka presents an 8-concert series surveying Beethoven's complete Piano Sonatas on the occasion of the master's 250th birthday celebration. The concerts offer a comprehensive journey through the composer's most prolific musical form, spanning 27 years of groundbreaking creation and his triumph over hearing loss. The performances will also feature conversations with special guests such as musical legends, visual artists, literary scholars, spiritual teachers, an ear surgeon, and others. Program Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2, no. 1 Sonata No. 7, D Major, Op. 10, no. 3 Sonata/Sonatina No. 19 in G Minor, Op. 49, no. 1 Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein"
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Beethoven's Piano Sonatas I: Early Gems and the Waldstein (virtual)

Dance Performance | Member of Paul Taylor American Dance Company Live on Stage (live-streamed, virtual)


Choreographer Molissa Fenley's celebrated solo work State of Darkness, performed by Michael Trusnovec of Paul Taylor American Dance Company. Originally commissioned by the American Dance Festival in 1988, the work challenges Stravinsky's cacophonous "Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring) with an intense 35-minute solo performance of relentless fervency, technical precision, and fearless abandon. Adapting her creative process to our emergent world of social distance, Fenley restaged her solo individually with seven acclaimed dancers whose performances will be live-streamed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Member of Paul Taylor American Dance Company Live on Stage (live-streamed, virtual)

Performance | American Dreams: Interactive Live Theater (virtual)


Imagine a world where the only way to gain U.S. citizenship is by competing in a live online game show - where you, the people, decide who wins! Welcome to American Dreams: It's a game. It's a show. It's America. This playful participatory performance takes a page from America's favorite game shows and uses voting, polling, trivia and more to explore what it means to be(come) a citizen Written by Leila Buck; directed by Tamilla Woodard.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, American Dreams: Interactive Live Theater (virtual)

Musical | Artemisia: Light and Shadow, The Story of Renowned 17th Century Painter (live on stage, virtual)


A true story of a life more dramatic than a baroque opera: trained in art by her father, assaulted as a teenager, Artemisia survived a sensational trial to become an internationally renowned painter - and the secret lover of a Florentine nobleman. 17th-century painter Artemisia Gentileschi's works are now being presented at London's National Gallery. The evaluation of Artemisia's art has undergone major revision in the last 50 years. Formerly thought of only in the shadow of her less-talented father, new scholarship now celebrates her skill. Written by Nahma Sandrow. Starring soprano Sarah Chalfy who will sing 17th-century music by Barbara Strozzi and Francesco Cavalli.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Musicals, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Artemisia: Light and Shadow, The Story of Renowned 17th Century Painter (live on stage, virtual)

Staged Reading | Skeleton Crew: One of The Top 10 Most Produced Plays in America (live-streamed, virtual)


In Dominique Morisseau's third and final play in her Detroit trilogy, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift, and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step. "Morisseau has heart! Her rough-edge dialogue has a touch of street poet." - VARIETY Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The play had its critically-acclaimed world premiere with Atlantic Theater Company during 2015|2016 season.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Skeleton Crew: One of The Top 10 Most Produced Plays in America (live-streamed, virtual)

Theater | Moliere's The School for Wives: Tony Winner in a Comedy (virtual)


When the obsessive Arnolphe (Tonya Pinkins) realizes that his ward, 17-year-old Agnes, actually has a mind of her own, he is flabbergasted. Nevertheless, intent on saving face and maintaining control, he doubles down on his decision to marry her. Agnes, despite having been raised to remain completely ignorant, is saved by her own innate intelligence, Arnolphe's utter failure to see what is right in front of him, and the one thing he cannot steal from her - her humanity. Starring Tony winner Tonya Pinkins (Broadway's Jelly's Last Jam), Mirirai Sithole, Kaliswa Brewster ("Billions"), Cristina Pitter, Tamara Sevunts, Carolyn Michelle Smith, and Corey Tazmania.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Theaters, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Moliere's The School for Wives: Tony Winner in a Comedy (virtual)

Comedy Club | Stand Up Comedy in Times Square (outdoors, in-person)


Come and enjoy fun evening with various comics in Times Square. For ages 13+. A purchase of 1 drink per person required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Stand Up Comedy in Times Square (outdoors, in-person)

Staged Reading | Heroes of the Fourth Turning: Pulitzer Prize Finalist Play with Broadway Actors (live-streamed, virtual)


It’s nearing midnight in Wyoming, where four young conservatives have gathered at a backyard after-party. They’ve returned home to toast their mentor Gina, newly inducted as president of a tiny Catholic college. But as their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos and clashing generational politics, it becomes less a celebration than a vicious fight to be understood. On a chilly night in the middle of America, Will Arbery’s haunting play offers grace and disarming clarity, speaking to the heart of a country at war with itself. Winner of 2020 Obie Awards for Creative Ensemble + Playwriting; Three Lucille Lortel Awards; New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play; New York Times "Best Theater of 2019" Written by Will Arbery Directed by Danya Taymor
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Heroes of the Fourth Turning: Pulitzer Prize Finalist Play with Broadway Actors (live-streamed, virtual)

Dance Performance | Modern Dance Live on Stage (live-streamed, virtual)


Choreographer Molissa Fenley's celebrated solo work State of Darkness, performed by 2020 Juilliard grad Jared Brown. Originally commissioned by the American Dance Festival in 1988, the work challenges Stravinsky's cacophonous "Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring) with an intense 35-minute solo performance of relentless fervency, technical precision, and fearless abandon. Adapting her creative process to our emergent world of social distance, Fenley restaged her solo individually with seven acclaimed dancers whose performances will be live-streamed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Modern Dance Live on Stage (live-streamed, virtual)

Theater | Splatter Theater: Parody of Friday the 13th Type Movies (virtual)


Splatter Theater is a slasher spoof, full of outrageous thrills and chills. The characters include such archetypes as the nun, the school jock, the virgin, the class dick, and, of course, the bumbling old man. Laugh and watch them all die in different, horrific ways: tongue pulled out, drill to the head, intestines being ripped out, slashed throat, and the list goes on. The audience will be horrified and delighted by the end, when the victims' screens are covered in blood and their floors in guts! Directed by Joe McDaniel. The show will be presented live from the actors' homes and broadcast virtually for a truly modern twist on the classic genre.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Theaters, October 24, 2020, 10/24/2020, Splatter Theater: Parody of Friday the 13th Type Movies (virtual)
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