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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 31, 2020?

23 free events take place on Saturday, October 31 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 31 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 31, 2020

All events, things to do on Saturday, October 31, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

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
12:01 am
Free
Performances, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Royal Shakespeare Company Actress in Julius Caesar, Henry IV & The Tempest (virtual)

Other | Photography Festival: 60 Outdoor Exhibitions City-Wide until Nov 29th (in-person)


This 9th annual photography festival presents 60 outdoors exhibitions across 5 boroughs of NYC, free and accessible to view 24/7. Talks, workshops, and community events will take place online. See the locations of the exhibits and online events schedule at the link below.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:05 am
Free
Others, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Photography Festival: 60 Outdoor Exhibitions City-Wide until Nov 29th (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
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10:00 am
Free
Others, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Art Walk Outdoors: Paintings, Photography, Multimedia, Installations, Sculptures (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
Free
Fairs, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Flea Market in Brooklyn: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More (outdoor market)

Fair | Food Vendors, Craft Shops and Entertainment (In-person)


This in-door market offers socially-distanced experience of food, shopping and entertainment every Sat and Sun, 10 am - 6 pm. Visitors must wear face coverings at all times and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Food Vendors, Craft Shops and Entertainment (In-person)

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
Free
Fairs, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Vintage Marketplace Outdoors (in-person)

Movie in a Park | Coraline (2009): Animated Dark Fantasy-Horror (outdoors, in-person)


An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. Socially distant 'pods' with cabana-style seating. Seats are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Dress warmly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Coraline (2009): Animated Dark Fantasy-Horror (outdoors, 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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1:00 pm
Free
Performances, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, "Little Bites" of Theater in a Park (in-person)

Parade | 30th Annual Children's Halloween Parade (virtual)


Join family-friendly Halloween fun with musical performances, a costume contest, a magician, and more. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
Free
Parades, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, 30th Annual Children's Halloween Parade (virtual)

Other | Celebration of Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead (virtual)


Folklorist Cynthia Vidaurri will talk about Day of the Dead. What is Dia de los Muertos? How is it different from Halloween? What is an ofrenda? What is the meaning of the beautiful decorations? You will also learn how to make paper marigolds, which colorful petals play an important role in the celebration. Chef Neftali Duran will take you on his culinary journey through the foods and feasting associated with Dia de los Muertos.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Others, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Celebration of Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead (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
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Jazz Band in a Park: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More (in-person)

Opera | The Halloween Tree: Concert Reading with Chamber Orchestra (virtual)


Led by a mysterious guide, a group of teenagers embark on an unforgettable journey to find their friend Pipkin, who has disappeared on Halloween night. Through their search, the costumed adventurers learn about the cultural and historical traditions that have led to the contemporary celebration of Halloween today. Explore the magical worlds of Ancient Egypt, Medieval France, and the mystical Mexican “Dia de los Muertos” in this enchanting and haunting new opera! Performed by members of MasterVoices and the American Lyric Theater Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Geoffrey McDonald. Followed by a conversation with composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, The Halloween Tree: Concert Reading with Chamber Orchestra (virtual)

Movie in a Park | The Addams Family (1991): The Old-Time Classic (in-person)


Get ready for the most hilarious scarefest of the season! The kooky, spooky and all-together ooky adventures of the Addams Family are sure to have you screaming...with laughter. Socially distant 'pods' with cabana-style seating. Seats are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Dress warmly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Movie in a Parks, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, The Addams Family (1991): The Old-Time Classic (in-person)

Classical Music | Beethoven's Piano Sonatas II: Humor and Passion (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. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, no. 2 Grande Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7 Sonata/Sonatina No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49, no. 2 Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Beethoven's Piano Sonatas II: Humor and Passion (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 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Eugene O'Neill's A Touch of the Poet: One of His Finest Plays (virtual)

Performance | Halloween Costume Ball With Cabaret Theater (virtual)


4PM - 6PM: Young Audiences 6PM - Midnight: General Audiences Celebrate Halloween virtually! Hours of performances of edgy, sexy, funny, cabaret works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Performances, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Halloween Costume Ball With Cabaret Theater (virtual)

Dance Performance | Member of Martha Graham Dance Company Live on Stage (live-streamed, virtual)


Choreographer Molissa Fenley's celebrated solo work State of Darkness, performed by Lloyd Knight of Martha Graham 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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5:00 pm
$13
Dance Performances, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Member of Martha Graham Dance Company Live on Stage (live-streamed, virtual)

Theater | Punchline Loading: Sketch Comedy Show (virtual)


"Punchling Loading... is getting spooky! We know there isn't anything scarier than the state of the world right now, but dangit, we're gonna try! Join us for some creepy, crawly sketches to help fill the hole in your heart where IRL Halloween once was."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
$12
Theaters, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Punchline Loading: Sketch Comedy Show (virtual)

Movie in a Park | Bride of Frankenstein (1935): Classic Horror film (in-person)


Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate. Socially distant 'pods' with cabana-style seating. Seats are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Dress warmly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Bride of Frankenstein (1935): Classic Horror film (in-person)

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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7:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Stand Up Comedy in Times Square (outdoors, in-person)

Dance Performance | American Ballet Theatre Dancer Live on Stage (live-streamed, virtual)


Choreographer Molissa Fenley's celebrated solo work State of Darkness, performed by Cassandra Trenary of American Ballet Theatre. 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
8:00 pm
$13
Dance Performances, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, American Ballet Theatre Dancer Live on Stage (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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Theaters, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Eugene O'Neill's A Touch of the Poet: One of His Finest Plays (virtual)

Dance Performance | New York City Ballet: New Work Thank You, New York (virtual)


Premiere of Thank You, New York. Music: "Thank You, New York" by Chris Thile Choreography: Justin Peck New York City Ballet dancers: Christopher Grant, Sara Mearns, Georgina Pazcoguin, Taylor Stanley
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, New York City Ballet: New Work Thank You, New York (virtual)
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