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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 30, 2020?

17 free events take place on Friday, October 30 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 30 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)
Friday, October 30, 2020

All events, things to do on Friday, October 30, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

Film | Fog Dog (2020): Cinematic Storytelling (virtual)


Entirely filmed at the Institute of Fine Arts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Daniel Steegmann Mangrane's Fog Dog follows the daily and nightly activities of a group of stray dogs that live in the school, which was designed by pioneer Bangladeshi architect Muzharul Islam (1923-2012) and is characterized by its organic relationship between interior and surrounding green urban spaces. The dogs' daily lives are traversed by many presences and signs - students and guardians, birdcalls and car horns, broadcasts, and spiritual entities - which coexist more and less harmoniously with one another. Directed by Daniel Steegmann Mangrane. 44:00 min. With English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, Fog Dog (2020): Cinematic Storytelling (virtual)

Musical | Political Idol 2020: Musical Parody with a Broadway Performer (virtual)


Satirical renditions presented by Political Idol 2020 include Oprah Winfrey as host, along with constant interruptions by Donald Trump, and features 2020 presidential ticket team of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, along with former candidates Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, with the comedic support of Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Mike Pence, Melania Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Bill Barr and more! The show features 16 lyrically altered songs including "I Really Need Your Vote", "Strangers on the Right", Seasons of Trump (based on Jonathan Larson's "Seasons of Love" from "Rent"), It's Diversion (Madonna's "Like a Virgin"), Fake ("I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues" by Elton John), Kamala Medley ( "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club ). Written by Robert Yarnall Cast: Lara Buck Antolik (Film: Lady Hunters), Enga Davis (Broadway: ONE MO' TIME. Film: IN THE FAMILY WAY), Joe Di Salle, Scott Foster (Forbidden Broadway, NEWsical the Musical) and Robert Yarnall. The show is available on-demand through Nov 4. Once you purchase the ticket you will have 48 hrs to watch it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Musicals, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, Political Idol 2020: Musical Parody with a Broadway Performer (virtual)

Workshop | Tai Chi Outdoors (in-person)


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures. First come, first served (up to 12 participants). Masks and contact information required upon arrival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Workshops, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, Tai Chi Outdoors (in-person)

Film | Exile (2020): Psychological Drama, German Film, Oct 30-Nov 1 (virtual)


First, there's a dead rat hanging on the door of the house where Xhafer (Misel Maticevic) lives with his family. Then his colleagues "accidentally" no longer receive his emails. The signs that the pharmaceutical engineer is being bullied and harassed in his workplace are increasing. Though neither his wife (Sandra Huller) nor his colleagues seem to believe him, this man, who is originally from Kosovo but has built an existence in Germany, feels more and more outcast from his community. Or is he losing touch with reality? Director Visar Morina dissects the psychological effects of social exclusion and presents them here as an interplay between belonging and alienation. Combining subtle images that gradually shift according to his protagonist's state of mind with meticulous performances from his cast, Morina shows how personality can shape the experience of immigration, and how quickly cracks can develop in even the most stable of identities. Language: German and Albanian with English subtitles. Will be available online between October 30 and November 1.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Films, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, Exile (2020): Psychological Drama, German Film, Oct 30-Nov 1 (virtual)

Workshop | Pilates by The Waterfront (in-person)


Enhance your control, stability, coordination, endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. Class takes place every Friday till Oct 30. Please bring your own mat. Must wear a face covering at all times and sign a waiver.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, Pilates by The Waterfront (in-person)

Other | Art Walk Outdoors: Paintings, Photography, Multimedia, Installations, Sculptures (in-person)


A 1.5 mile, self-guided socially distanced ArtWalk that will feature paintings, drawings, prints, photography, multimedia, large installations and sculptures and will be displayed at more than 65 storefronts, outdoor dining areas, roll down gates, medical offices, and public spaces. Open through November 1.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Others, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, Art Walk Outdoors: Paintings, Photography, Multimedia, Installations, Sculptures (in-person)

Dance Performance | Midnight Tango: Drama, Sensuality and Elegance with Star Dancers (virtual)


Set in a late night bar in downtown Buenos Aires and featuring some of the finest tango dancers in the world, Midnight Tango, takes you on a journey into the heart of this intoxicating city. As danger and excitement, joy and jealousy, pain and passion all combine – enjoy a spectacular and explosive evening! Starring tango world champions Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace who have dazzled television audiences for six series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Choreographed by Arlene Phillips (judge on So You Think You Can Dance)
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, Midnight Tango: Drama, Sensuality and Elegance with Star Dancers (virtual)

Tour | Typography and Job Printing in the 19th-Century Seaport, NYC (virtual)


Most printers in early 19th century New York were located where the action was: near the city's main port of entry at South Street. Walk virtually with the tour guide to discover where passenger and shipping services printed their tickets, and learn about the typography on these historic buildings. Live Q&A afterwards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Tours, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, Typography and Job Printing in the 19th-Century Seaport, NYC (virtual)

Concert | String Quartet and Guests: Cutting-Edge Repertoire (virtual)


Ethel is one of the most acclaimed string quartets in the contemporary classical field with an eye on tradition and an ear to the future. Expect familiar classical tunes mixed with a fair share of the group's signature cutting-edge repertoire. Guest artists and collaborators also make periodic appearances. Ethel is Ralph Farris (viola), Kip Jones (violin), Dorothy Lawson (cello), and Corin Lee (violin). The concert takes place every Friday at 5 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, String Quartet and Guests: Cutting-Edge Repertoire (virtual)

Concert | Bossa Nova Live (outdoors, in-person)


Visit the courtyard for a socially distanced evening of live Brazilian music, featuring Bossa Nova band Rio 3-0: bassist Leonardo Lucini, drummer Arnaldo Buzack, and guitarist Billy Newman. Take a seat in the courtyard and enjoy the show. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, Bossa Nova Live (outdoors, in-person)

Concert | Master of Indian Music: Highly Acclaimed Violinist (virtual)


Violin maestra Kala Ramnath shares the unique sound of her 'singing violin', accompanied by tabla player and composer Abhijit Banerjee. Kala has performed throughout the world, including the Sydney Opera House, London's Queen Elizabeth Hall and Carnegie Hall to name a few. She has collaborated with artists from different genres incorporating elements of Western classical, jazz, flamenco and traditional African music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$10
Concerts, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, Master of Indian Music: Highly Acclaimed Violinist (virtual)

Classical Music | Works for Violin and Piano by Chopin, Piazzolla, Liszt (virtual)


Musical Imageries features the combination of violin and piano in repertoire from around the world. Bloomingdale School of Music piano faculty member Mina Kusomoto and guest Everhard Paredes will perform transcriptions of such composers as Chopin, Rameau and Liszt. Resident Teaching Artists Naho Parrini and Marc Peloquin will present William Grant Still’s Suite for Violin and Piano, a work that was inspired by three sculptures including Richmond Barthe’s African Dancer and Sargent Johnson’s Mother and Child.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, Works for Violin and Piano by&nbsp;Chopin, Piazzolla, Liszt (virtual)

Performance | Royal Shakespeare Company Actress in Julius Caesar, Henry IV & The Tempest (virtual)


Recordings of Shakespeare's trilogy: Julius Caesar, Henry IV & The Tempest, starring Broadway and Royal Shakespeare Company actress Harriet Walter. Watch any time during the weekend, Oct 30, 7:30 pm - Nov 1. 11:59 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, Royal Shakespeare Company Actress in Julius Caesar, Henry IV & The Tempest (virtual)

Opera | The Met Opera: Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov (virtual)


Stephen Wadsworth's production of Mussorgsky's epic masterpiece brilliantly captures the suffering and ambition of the Russian people at a critical time in their nation's history. Rene Pape is riveting as the Tsar of the title, giving a commanding and charismatic performance of one of the greatest bass roles in the repertoire--his Boris is dominating, tortured, flawed and utterly unforgettable. The extraordinary cast and the Met Orchestra and Chorus are led by Russian maestro Valery Gergiev, the foremost Mussorgsky interpreter of our time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, The Met Opera: Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov (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
8:00 pm
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Theaters, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, 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)


Premiere of Water Rite. Music: “Inflatedbyspinning” by Ambrose Akinmusire Choreography: Jamar Roberts New York City Ballet Dancer: Victor Abreu Violins: Michael Roth, Lydia Hong; Viola Katharina Kang; Cello: Eugene Moye; Bass: Ron Wasserman; Flute: Scott Kemsley
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, October 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, New York City Ballet:&nbsp;New Works Festival (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 30, 2020, 10/30/2020, Splatter Theater: Parody of Friday the 13th Type Movies (virtual)
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