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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 2, 2021?

26 free events take place on Saturday, October 2 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 2 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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26 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Saturday, October 2, 2021

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

Fair | Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors


Search for hidden gems as you browse through 50-60 vendors of antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage and collectibles. There is also a selection of food vendors and a bar. The fair takes place rain or shine, each Sat and Sun 8 am - 5 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Fairs, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors

Workshop | Pilates


These classes improve flexibility and build strength, while remaining low-impact. Open to all fitness levels. Saturdays, June 19-October 2, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Workshops, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Pilates

Jazz | Art and Music Celebration in a Park


Local artists and photographers will be showcasing their work all day long. Jazz band will perform from 1- 4 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Concerts, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Art and Music Celebration in a Park

Festival | Art and Music in a Park


Artists and photographers will be showcasing their work all day long, and a band will play from 1-4PM. Come out to enjoy live music and meet local artists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Festivals, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Art and Music in a Park

Fair | Waterfront Market: Music, Food, Antiques, Clothing, Roller Skating


The market offers food, shopping, family-friendly activities and entertainment: music, accessories, clothing, jewelry, pet supplies, beauty products, pottery and much more. Every Sat and Sun, 10 am - 6 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Waterfront Market: Music, Food, Antiques, Clothing, Roller Skating

Workshop | Dance Fitness Class


A free dance fitness class. This class is good for participants of all fitness levels. Saturdays, July 3-October 16, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Dance Fitness Class

Festival | NYC Anarchist Book Fair


A day of workshops, presentations, and panel discussions featuring anarchist writers, activists, and artists. This year, the NYC Anarchist Bookfair is especially celebrating the lives of anarchists in prison and struggle. Panels, workshops, and presentations are built around the concept of Zero Money = Live in Mutual Aid. How does money work from a macroeconomic perspective, and what we can do to destroy it? How can we imagine a different monetary system when money is often a tool of coercion, competition, and power? Should we destroy conceptions of value, quantification, or money completely? How can we cultivate opportunities for communities to experiment with different kinds of non-hierarchical, horizontal, and decentralized modes of economic cooperation? What would an anarchist economic structure and egalitarian economy look like? What role do mutual aid, mutual benefits, and welfare arrangements play in such an economy?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Festivals, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, NYC Anarchist Book Fair

Fair | Street Market: Food Vendors, Collectables, Decor Items and More


Shop for antiques, decor items, sustainable and vintage clothing, collectible objects and more. In addition, food vendors will offer brunch and lunch options. Each Sat 11 am - 6 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Fairs, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Street Market: Food Vendors, Collectables, Decor Items and More

Museums | Folk Art: Diverse and Rich


The museum's collection includes more than eight thousand works of art from four centuries and nearly every continent--from compelling portraits and dazzling quilts to powerful works by living artists in a variety of mediums. Proof of vaccination, ID, masks are required. Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday, 11:30 am - 6:00 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Museumss, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Folk Art: Diverse and Rich

Festival | Block Party: Music, Stiltwalkers, Art


Connect with artists and community partners from across the five boroughs during a daylong celebration. Come together with live music, performances, art-making activities, behind-the-scenes tours, carnival stiltwalkers, a citywide Double Dutch showcase, and more. The event honors the central role of art in our lives and highlights the resilience of New York City and its people.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Festivals, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Block Party: Music, Stiltwalkers, Art

Discussion | Highly-Acclaimed Conductor Talks About Opera and Her Career (online)


Maestro Eve Queler has conducted legendary singers such as Montserrat Caballe, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and many more. She has led orchestras at the Kirov Opera in St. Petersburg, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, the Hamburg and Frankfurt Operas in Germany, the Australian Opera in Sydney and the Liceu in Barcelona, Spain. Queler has been honored with the nation's highest honor for lifetime achievement in the field of opera, as the 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Lifetime Achievement in Opera award recipient.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Discussions, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Highly-Acclaimed Conductor Talks About Opera and Her Career (online)

Concert | Music of Aretha Franklin: Family Concert, Games and More


Family concert with dancing, interactive games and loads of fun. The core audience is children 10 years and under. This event is free for anyone under 1-year-old.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$6.15
Concerts, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Music of Aretha Franklin: Family Concert, Games and More

Tour | Lima's Jewish Heritage (online, livestream)


Learn about the history of the Jewish community of Lima, focusing on its colonial roots during the period of the Spanish occupation of Peru, and Manuel Bautista Perez. He was a Portuguese merchant accused of being Jewish in 1635, and later killed by the inquisition in 1639. You will also learn about the Inquisition of Lima and the history of the "Autos de fe" in the new world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:30 pm
Free
Tours, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Lima's Jewish Heritage (online, livestream)

Play | Lady Capulet: A Prequel to Romeo & Juliet


What caused the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets? This prequel follows the journey of Rose from country girl to matriarch, navigating her repression and power in 16th Century Verona in a time when family, money, power and gender determine everything. Written by Melissa Bell Directed by Emily Gallagher
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Plays, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Lady Capulet: A Prequel to Romeo & Juliet

Talk | Art Talk: Living Colors


Artist Mildred Howard painted about one American family’s history, migration, activism and creativity. The talk and workshop will be presented by the artist’s niece, Teresa DeBerry, a Brooklyn artist and educator. Make colorful house sculpture to take home.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Talks, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Art Talk: Living Colors

Birdwatching | Island Bird Walk


Meet the birds of Governors Island with one of their expert guides. Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow. Limited to 10. Saturdays, July 3-October 30, 2021 (except July 17)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Birdwatchings, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Island Bird Walk

Festival | Music, Magic, Art, and Community Festival


A day of music, magic, art, and community bringing in an all-star cast of some of the city's best drum and dance collectives, tarot readers, and a market full of magic makers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Festivals, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Music, Magic, Art, and Community Festival

Opening Reception | Sanctuary: The 2021 Socrates Annual


Come see this group of sanctuary artist projects. Projects range from considerations of the fragility of ecological sanctuaries to honoring practices of self-care as spaces for respite for vulnerable people.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Sanctuary: The 2021 Socrates Annual

Author Reading | New Fiction from the African Diaspora


Authors Mukoma wa Ngũgĩ and Wanjiku wa Ngũgĩ present their new novels.  Mukoma wa Ngũgĩ will present his new novel Unbury Our Dead With Song, a tale of four talented Ethiopian musicians entering a competition. Part mystery and part philosophical-political inquiry, it is, above all, a love letter to African music. Mukoma wa Ngũgĩ teaches at Cornell University Wanjiku wa Ngũgĩ will present her new novel Seasons in Hippoland, a magical realist story about a rebellious child and her brother sent as punishment to Hippoland. A call to rebellion, an ode to the power of the imagination. Wanjiku wa Ngũgĩ has lived and worked in Eritrea, Zimbabwe, and Finland. Check link for COVID protocols.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Author Readings, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, New Fiction from the African Diaspora

Opening Reception | Homage to Gyeomjae: Works Inspired by a Korean Artist


Solo exhibition featuring Queens-based artist Kyunglim Lee. Her large scale works combine paint and cardboard and are inspired by the landscapes of Korean Artist Jeong Seon, better known as Kyomjae. See link for COVID protocols.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Homage to Gyeomjae: Works Inspired by a Korean Artist

Concert | Outdoor Performances Against the Backdrop of the City Sklyine


Three musical acts grace the stage in a beautiful outdoor setting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Outdoor Performances Against the Backdrop of the City Sklyine

Gallery Talk | Metamorphosis, A Divine Feminine Path: The Artist Discusses Her Work


Sunhe Hong’s solo exhibition features her body of work from the year 2007 to the present, and the show will be centered on Sunhe’s intimate paintings and drawings. Sunhe Hong is a Korean-born contemporary artist based in New York City. After moving to United States, Sunhe earned her BFA in Fine Arts from Youngstown State University in Ohio. After graduation, she moved to New York City, worked as a fashion designer for five years and received an AAS degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She continued her studies at the Art Students League in New York City. See link for COVID protocols.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Metamorphosis, A Divine Feminine Path: The Artist Discusses Her Work

Book Discussion | Hero in Art: The Vanished Traces of Richard Hambleton


An evening celebrating Istvan Kantor, performance artist and author who will introduce the book and talk about his friendship and collaborations with Richard Hambleton. The talk will especially focus on Hambleton’s lesser-known early art activities, his contribution to mail-art, and his participation in Neoist events. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussions, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Hero in Art: The Vanished Traces of Richard Hambleton

Opening Reception | Space: Light: An Exhibition of Light Art and Optical Media


11 artists challenge the bounds of space and time. Worlds, dreams, different timelines, and portals made of various light elements are depicted
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Space: Light: An Exhibition of Light Art and Optical Media

Dance Performance | Flamenco a la Mexicana


Flamenco a la Mexicana is a concept created by Maria Aliaga, where Mexican culture and flamenco meet and, at times, merge to "flamenco the Mexican and Mexicanize the flamenco." Proof of vaccination required. A walk-up to the 3rd floor (no elevator).
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Dance Performances, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, Flamenco a la Mexicana

Dance Performance | A Dancer Says Goodbye to Her Studio


A live studio performance as well as the dancer's new and retrospective photography and video spanning her 40 years as an artist working in her Lower East Side studio since 1981.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 pm
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Dance Performances, October 02, 2021, 10/02/2021, A Dancer Says Goodbye to Her Studio
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Play | Heartwarming Holiday Play with Broadway Actors

Regular Price: $69
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Musical | Holiday Musical by Grammy Nominee

Regular Price: $49.50
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