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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 28, 2020?

19 free events take place on Wednesday, 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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Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

All events, things to do on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

Tour | Walking Tour at Major Midtown Square (in-person)


Join in for an enjoyable walking tour and learn about a successfully transformation of "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Walking Tour at Major Midtown Square (in-person)

Workshop | Barre Class: Elements of Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates (virtual)


Inspired by elements of ballet, yoga, and pilates, barre is a low-impact workout that focuses on high-intensity movements designed to strengthen and tone your body. Each Wed at 12 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Barre Class: Elements of Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates (virtual)

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 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Learn Juggling in a Park (in-person)

Park Walk | Central Park Tour (virtual)


Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States. Enjoy its sweeping views and stunning vistas, sublime natural wonders and thriving wildlife during the tour. You will see some of the flowers and trees currently in bloom and learn the park's history. The tour takes place each Wed at 12:30 pm. Every tour takes place in a different part of the park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Park Walks, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Central Park Tour (virtual)

Staged Reading | It Can't Happen Here: 1936 Classic Play (virtual)


The work chronicles the rise of a demagogue who is elected President of the United States after fomenting fear and promising sweeping economic and social reforms while promoting a return to patriotism and "traditional" values. The play is about the rise of fascism in America. It Can't Happen Here is a satirical political novel written in 1935 by American author Sinclair Lewis. In 1936 a play by Lewis and John C. Moffitt was adapted from the novel. 9 New York City theatre companies unite to present this virtual play-reading, featuring more than 60 actors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, It Can't Happen Here: 1936 Classic Play (virtual)

Concert | Percussion Quartet: "virtuosic and utterly mesmerizing" The Guardian (virtual)


Sandbox Percussion performs a reimagined version of Jason Treuting's Extremes, using whatever makeshift instruments they could find at home. A recorded performance from May 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Percussion Quartet: "virtuosic and utterly mesmerizing" The Guardian (virtual)

Workshop | Publishing and Writing Webinar (virtual)


Josh Sippie, host and maestro of the Gotham Writers Conference, an agent and a writer discuss the inside scoop on publishing and writing. The guest editor and writer will be ever-changing, each episode focusing on a different genre or style. Every Wednesday afternoon from 1-2 pm. Audience members will be able to ask questions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Publishing and Writing Webinar (virtual)

Master Class | Solo Piano (virtual)


Celebrated pianist Jonathan Biss will host an episode devoted to solo piano master classes, featuring highlights from his past workshops along with sessions led by pianist Richard Goode.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Solo Piano (virtual)

Theater | Eugene O'Neill's A Touch of the Poet: One of His Finest Plays (virtual)


Proud and tempestuous Cornelius Melody (Con) owns a run-down inn and tavern near Boston in 1828. Laden with debt, Con clings to his tenuous identity as a landed gentleman and war hero and chastises his wife and daughter for actions that expose the family's humble Irish origins. When his daughter, Mary, falls in love with a wealthy American guest at their inn, Con's pride drives him to an explosive reckoning with his true place in the New World. Eugene O'Neill completed the play in 1942 but it was not performed until 1958, after his death. It has been produced on Broadway four times. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly With Belle Aykroyd, Ciaran Byrne, Robert Cuccioli, Kate Forbes, Mary McCann, Andy Murray, David O'Hara, Tim Ruddy, David Sitler, and John C. Vennema
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Theaters, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Eugene O'Neill's A Touch of the Poet: One of His Finest Plays (virtual)

Jazz | Jazz Band in a Park: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More (in-person)


David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band is inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and more. The band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Jazz Band in a Park: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More (in-person)

Other | The Roller Wave: Roller Disco Outdoor Experience (in-person)


Join the roller disco party each Wed 5 pm - 9 pm. Dress to impress, hit the floor and ride like the wind. If you don't have your own wheels show up early - rental skates are first-come, first-served (skate rentals are $10).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Others, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, The Roller Wave: Roller Disco Outdoor Experience (in-person)

Slide Lecture | Hidden History of The Upper West Side: Seneca Village (virtual)


The evening's story begins back in the 1820s when much of the Upper West Side was open countryside with very few--probably no more than 1600--people living here. About 200 of these people were free Blacks who bought up affordable plots in what is now Central Park. They built themselves homes, churches and a school in the area that became known as Seneca Village. When Irish and German immigrants moved in, the village became a rare example of an integrated neighborhood. However, on July 21, 1853, everything changed for the residents of the Village. That's when the city claimed the land and all structures on it, razed it all and started working on the park. Philip Andrew Stein will share information that has been recently uncovered about the Village and reveal some resources that have been newly developed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free
Slide Lectures, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Hidden History of The Upper West Side: Seneca Village (virtual)

Classical Music | Works by Mozart and Mendelssohn (live-streamed, virtual)


Orchestra of St. Luke's members; Stefan Jackiw, violin. Program Mozart (arr. anon) Grande Sestetto Concertante Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in D minor (performed as string quintet) About the Program There is something unique about "the repertory of transcriptions that developed before recordings, when music was often encountered by musicians in such altered forms" for the first time. In an arrangement from an unknown source, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola in E-flat was transformed into the "Grande Sestetto Concertante" for string sextet. In this new instrumentation, the "entire sensibility of the work was transformed from a drama involving duo soloists playing against orchestral textures to a fabric of interacting melodic lines." Published posthumously, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with Strings in D minor remained largely unplayed until the composer's widow bestowed the manuscript to violinist Ferdinand David, who premiered Mendelssohn's famous Violin Concerto in e minor. It wasn't until 1952 that the D minor concerto finally returned to the stage at Carnegie Hall after a century of being primarily played privately, thanks to violinist Yehudi Menuhin, and to this day hearing a performance of this pearl of a piece remains a rare treat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Concerts, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Works by Mozart and Mendelssohn (live-streamed, virtual)

Tour | Flatiron District Tour (virtual)


Learn about the world famous Flatiron Building, and other notable architectural icons, including New York Life Insurance Building and the MetLife Clock Tower from 1909. Discover where the first Madison Square Garden was located, and learn about the evolution and transformation of one of our country's most recognizable neighborhoods. Virtual participants can interact with the guide throughout the tour and will be able to ask questions during the Q & A session at the end.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Tours, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Flatiron District Tour (virtual)

Dance Performance | Internationl Arts Festival: 138 Artists From 18 Countries, Oct 27-29 (virtual)


Mark DeGarmo Dance welcomes 138 artists and scholars from 18 countries to present their original works in this three-day virtual festival. The event creates a space for artists, scholars, and audiences to share, respond, and reflect beyond traditional, hierarchical, and commercial performance spaces and their support structures that often exclude people and limit access. Schedule Tuesday, October 27: Cutting Edge Global Video Series (Curated from Melbourne) Wednesday, October 28: El Grupo Folklorico P'urhepecha presents selections of traditional dance work performed by the youth group. (Indigenous Dance from Mexico) Thursday, October 29: Mark DeGarmo Dance's Virtual Salon Performance Series (Emerging Dance from the U.S.) Separate tickets available by donation for each evening.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Internationl Arts Festival: 138 Artists From 18 Countries, Oct 27-29 (virtual)

Concert | Celebration of American Rock and Roll: Frankie Valli, Neil Diamond, Elvis, Billy Joel, Queen (live-streamed, virtual)


Winner of "Best in Las Vegas" honors for 3 years running, The Bronx Wanderers is a celebration of American rock and roll and the story of one musical family, told through their favorite songs from artists such as Frankie Valli, Dion, Neil Diamond, Elvis, Billy Joel, Queen and Bruno Mars.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Celebration of American Rock and Roll: Frankie Valli, Neil Diamond, Elvis, Billy Joel, Queen (live-streamed, virtual)

Theater | Eugene O'Neill's A Touch of the Poet: One of His Finest Plays (virtual)


Proud and tempestuous Cornelius Melody (Con) owns a run-down inn and tavern near Boston in 1828. Laden with debt, Con clings to his tenuous identity as a landed gentleman and war hero and chastises his wife and daughter for actions that expose the family's humble Irish origins. When his daughter, Mary, falls in love with a wealthy American guest at their inn, Con's pride drives him to an explosive reckoning with his true place in the New World. Eugene O'Neill completed the play in 1942 but it was not performed until 1958, after his death. It has been produced on Broadway four times. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly With Belle Aykroyd, Ciaran Byrne, Robert Cuccioli, Kate Forbes, Mary McCann, Andy Murray, David O'Hara, Tim Ruddy, David Sitler, and John C. Vennema
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Theaters, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Eugene O'Neill's A Touch of the Poet: One of His Finest Plays (virtual)

Dance Performance | New York City Ballet: New Works Festival (virtual)


Solo For Russell: Sites 1-5 Music by Klingende Buchstaben for solo cello by Alfred Schnittke Choreography by Pam Tanowitz and Russell Janzen Performed by New York City Ballet dancer Russell Janzen
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, New York City Ballet:&nbsp;New Works Festival (virtual)

Concert | Sinatra Forever: The Best Hits (live-streamed, virtual)


"Sinatra Forever" stars Rick Michel, who Variety calls "The closest thing to Sinatra we have ever heard".
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:35 pm
Free
Concerts, October 28, 2020, 10/28/2020, Sinatra Forever: The Best Hits (live-streamed, virtual)
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