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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 1, 2021?

13 free events take place on Friday, October 1 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 1 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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13 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Friday, October 1, 2021

All events are free unless otherwise noted. ONLINE EVENTS ARE MARKED AS SUCH.

Film | The Chinese Widow or In Harm's Way (2017): War Drama with Emile Hirsch (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)


A young WWII pilot, Jack Turner (Emile Hirsch), is saved by a young Chinese widow named Ying (Crystal Liu), who risks her life to hide the injured American pilot in her house. Directed by Bille August
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 am
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Films, October 01, 2021, 10/01/2021, The Chinese Widow or In Harm's Way (2017): War Drama with Emile Hirsch (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)

Workshop | Pilates Workshop


Dodge YMCA hosts a socially-distanced Pilates. Enhance your control, stability, coordination, endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. Fridays, May 7-October 29, 2021 Advanced registration is required. Registration opens every Tuesday at 10:00am for classes the following week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Workshops, October 01, 2021, 10/01/2021, Pilates Workshop

Museums | Art and Sculpture Museum and Garden


The museum was designed and created in 1985 by one of the twentieth century's most important and critically acclaimed sculptors Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). Through a lifetime of artistic experimentation, he created sculptures, gardens, furniture and lighting designs, ceramics, architecture, and set designs. The museum aims to preserve and display Noguchi's work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Museumss, October 01, 2021, 10/01/2021, Art and Sculpture Museum and Garden

Museums | Historic 1885 Ship, Exhibition, Letterpress Printing Demo and More


Visit this historic iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1885, now the largest wrought iron sailing vessel afloat. Guests will visit the open-air portions of the ship. Access to the main deck and quarter deck. Learn how people worked and lived aboard a 19th century cargo sailing vessel, from the captain to the ship's officers, cooks, and crew. Then visit the cargo hold and stand atop the viewing platform and enjoy the view as you look out across New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition, enjoy an outdoor exhibition and letterpress printing demonstration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, October 01, 2021, 10/01/2021, Historic 1885 Ship, Exhibition, Letterpress Printing Demo and More

Gallery Talk | Morgan Library and Museum: Treasures from the Permanent Collection (online)


A docent-led highlights tour of the Morgan Library and Museum for an overview of the Morgan's history, ranging from the beginning of the collection and the creation of the historic Library to the Museum's expansion of the Morgan campus and ongoing acquisitions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, October 01, 2021, 10/01/2021, Morgan Library and Museum: Treasures from the Permanent Collection (online)

Concert | Piano Concert Outdoors


Piano concert series, showcasing ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, October 01, 2021, 10/01/2021, Piano Concert Outdoors

Concert | Rock with Sweet Harmonies


Boston-based musician and a group of talented friends whose raw sound and sweet harmonies help to deliver her material with distinction. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, October 01, 2021, 10/01/2021, Rock with Sweet Harmonies

Performance | An Outdoor Celebration of Off- and Off-Off-Broadway


This event willl feature concert versions of current musicals, jazz and Latin music, dancers, singers, and even circus performers
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Performances, October 01, 2021, 10/01/2021, An Outdoor Celebration of Off- and Off-Off-Broadway

Movie in a Park | Short Films and Music Performance by Indie Rock Group: Original Fan-Favorites and Cover Songs


DATE. INTERRUPTED Noa Osheroff | US, Israel | 5 During the peak of the pandemic, a young woman living in New York goes on a virtual date with a nice young man. It's all going perfectly well, until it's not. O BLACK HOLE! Renee Zhan | US | 16 A woman who can't stand the passing of time turns herself into a black hole. A thousand unchanging years pass inside her warm and dark embrace. Finally, the Singularity awakens inside. Singularity sings and dances her way through the black hole on her journey to restore life and death to the Universe. SOUSAPHONE Flo Linus Baumann | US, Switzerland | 13 After his sousaphone inexplicably goes mute, Josef Muller embarks on a frantic journey to recover his beloved instrument's sound in the days leading up to a very important concert. 5:00 PM: Doors Open 6:00 PM: Short Films Begin 7:00 PM: Performance Begins Proof of vaccination and masks are required. First come, first served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Movie in a Parks, October 01, 2021, 10/01/2021, Short Films and Music Performance by Indie Rock Group: Original Fan-Favorites and Cover Songs

Workshop | Tai Chi


Explore this low-impact, meditative form of exercise. Open to all fitness levels. Fridays, June 18-October 1, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, October 01, 2021, 10/01/2021, Tai Chi

Dance Performance | Ballet Hispanico: One of the Leading American Dance Companies and Others (online; streaming through Oct. 15)


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an invigorating line-up of dance companies. Ballet Hispanico is a premier American dance company that has performed for more than two million people in the United States, Europe, and South America, and has worked with 45 choreographers from around the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, October 01, 2021, 10/01/2021, Ballet Hispanico: One of the Leading American Dance Companies and Others (online; streaming through Oct. 15)

Concert | Lecture and Concert: Science of Facial Recognition, Trumpet and String Quartet (in-person and online)


The concert combines a short lecture by renowned scientist Christina Pressl on facial recognition with performances by trumpet soloist Franz Hackl, drummer Jonathan Kane, and the CompCord String Quartet. Music on the program will respond to the science of facial recognition. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 01, 2021, 10/01/2021, Lecture and Concert: Science of Facial Recognition, Trumpet and String Quartet (in-person and online)

Festival | Celebration for Brooklyn's Independent Book Publishers (online)


A party celebrating the spirit of literary independence in Brooklyn. Twenty local independent presses have selected their top titles of the season, and have contributed questions for an epic Brooklyn Literary Trivia contest—the champion wins a tote bag stuffed with a copy of every title.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Festivals, October 01, 2021, 10/01/2021, Celebration for Brooklyn's Independent Book Publishers (online)
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Dance Performance | Passionate Modern Dance

Regular Price: $79.50
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Cabaret | The Golden Era of 1920s

Regular Price: $24
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Comedy Club | Stand Up Comedy

Regular Price: $25
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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