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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 6, 2021?

29 free events take place on Wednesday, October 6 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 6 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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29 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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Fair | Street Market with Over 50 Vendors


Street fair with merchandise vendors and a variety of goods for you to explore and enjoy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Fairs, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Street Market with Over 50 Vendors

Workshop | Drawing Nature in a Park


Practice your art at a beautiful place with views of the river and gardens. Bring your own art supplies: drawing boards, paints, water. Paper will be offered.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Drawing Nature in a Park

Festival | Brooklyn Festival


A uniquely Downtown Brooklyn event that transforms the block into a car-free oasis with live music, giant games, fun-filled activities, and a pop-up park where the public can lounge on beach chairs all day long.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Festivals, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Brooklyn Festival

Museums | Tiffany Glass and Other Exhibitions


The collection of Tiffany's leaded glass includes an extraordinary array of floral and geometric lamps as well as landscape and figural windows. A unique feature of the collection is a vast, one-of-a-kind archive of original flat glass and pressed-glass "jewels" used by Tiffany Studios, which provides valuable insight into the development of the stained-glass movement in America at the turn of the twentieth century. Established in 1972, this art museum's permanent collection consists of around 10,000 items, over 6,000 of which are documents and objects related to the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs, some of which are on long-term display. Proof of vaccination, ID, masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Museumss, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Tiffany Glass and Other Exhibitions

Lecture | A 50-Year Old Promise: Urban Redevelopment, Displacement, and Neighborhood Change on the Lower East Side (online)


This talk looks at the Essex Crossing development on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the context of 50 years of change in that neighborhood and in the City of New York more generally. The Essex Crossing site is an important location for understanding the trajectory of housing policy and the changes in American cities over the past half-century. It was the subject of an influential fair housing case that established expectations for achieving neighborhood integration. It sat undeveloped for 50 years as advocates attempted to get affordable housing built over the objections of nearby residents, and as the Lower East Side changed around it. It is where the City is now making good on its promise to relocate displaced residents back to the site. Speaker: Edward G. Goetz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, A 50-Year Old Promise: Urban Redevelopment, Displacement, and Neighborhood Change on the Lower East Side (online)

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation (livestream)


Connect with your core self and nourish your soul with a meditation. Kundalini Yoga breathing technique will help you reduce stress, increase your focus, and balance your emotion. All levels are welcome. Each Wed through December 15, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshops, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Lunchtime Meditation (livestream)

Performance | A Skate Play: A Skateboard-Theatre Performance


An adventurous tale about Luna Seagull, bored with the daily squabbles over food and impassioned by the art of flight. Up against all odds, she goes on a journey to explore the meaning of freedom and love. Actors and skaters come together to bring this story to life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Performances, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, A Skate Play: A Skateboard-Theatre Performance

Screening | Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens (2015): Taxidermist's Story (online)


A short documentary look at one of Victorian England's most enigmatic and quirky characters. Amateur taxidermist, Walter Potter, became an unlikely success by putting his creatures in human positions and scenarios, referred to as anthropomorphic taxidermy. Potter's Museum, filled with his creations and collection of oddities. Director: Ronni Thomas 20 min. Followed by a Q and A with the filmmaker and some of the individuals featured in the film.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens (2015): Taxidermist's Story (online)

Jazz | Outdoor Jazz


Stop by and listen to jazz standards from the American Songbook with Bill Wurtzel and Jay Leonhart.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Outdoor Jazz

Workshop | Art Class Outdoors: Public Art, Architectural Forms, Landscape and More


You will take a short walk through the park to the location for the lesson. Supplies such as paper, stools will be provided. Bring your own drawing/painting media. Led by an art instructor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free
Workshops, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Art Class Outdoors: Public Art, Architectural Forms, Landscape and More

Reading | Voices of Fortune: Readings at Twilight


More than a dozen writers and poets gather in a park setting. Waeather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Readings, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Voices of Fortune: Readings at Twilight

Discussion | The Holocaust and Lessons for Today (online)


A discussion with the renowned historian and Holocaust expert, Timothy Snyder, Professor of History at Yale University. Snyder is the author of many books including, most recently, Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning and On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. Through the lens of history he raises concerns about contemporary extremism and the rise of authoritarian leaders. Professor Snyder will be interviewed by Arthur Berger, former senior official at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, The Holocaust and Lessons for Today (online)

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Join a class with Thai James. Bring your own mat. Proof of vaccination required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Sunset Yoga

Discussion | The Future of Higher Education (online)


Five distinguished college and university presidents come together for a compelling conversation about what’s ahead for higher education. Hear views on the complex challenges, compelling ideas, and promising new developments university leaders are thinking about as they guide their institutions and shape higher education for tomorrow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, The Future of Higher Education (online)

Workshop | Zumba in the Park


Sweat it out, outdoors. Wednesdays, September 15 - October 27, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Zumba in the Park

Poetry Reading | Gut: Daring New Poetry (online)


Brooklyn-based poet Amanda Larson launches her probing, daring debut collection of poetry. Gut examines how a young woman maintains agency in the wake of trauma, violence, and desire.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Gut: Daring New Poetry (online)

Author Reading | Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR (online)


In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a foothold on the “women’s pages.” But when National Public Radio came along in the 1970s, and the door to serious journalism opened a crack, four remarkable women came along and blew it off the hinges. Journalist Lisa Napoli gives a captivating account of these four women, their deep and enduring friendships, and the trails they blazed while becoming icons. Napoli utilized her deep connections in news and public radio for the extensive interviews featured throughout the pages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR (online)

Lecture | A Lecture on Archer Huntington, Book Collector and Founder of the Hispanic Society Museum (online)


Known primarily for his scholarly works in the field of Hispanic studies – he had traveled and studied in Spain, where he collected a number of rare manuscripts and books, and some works of art – and for founding the Hispanic Society in 1904, this American philanthropist also made numerous contributions to the American Geographical Society, and was a major benefactor of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Numismatic Society, as well. Speaker Dr. John O’Neill is the Director of the Dictionary of the Old Spanish Language Project at the Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies and a Visiting Professor at CUNY’s Graduate Center.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, A Lecture on Archer Huntington, Book Collector and Founder of the Hispanic Society Museum (online)

Discussion | Asian American Choreography: relationship between identity and how these artists choose to express their Asian cultural heritage (online)


Join Dance/NYC for a discussion, held with Asian and Asian American choreographers Annie Heath, Keerati Jinakunwiphat, Nai-Ni Chen, and Zhong-Jing Fang, unpacks the complex relationship between identity and how these artists choose to express their Asian cultural heritage. The event offers 'redefined practices' to respond to the barriers Asian American dance creatives face, both internally within their communities as well as externally through avenues for presentation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Asian American Choreography: relationship between identity and how these artists choose to express their Asian cultural heritage (online)

Movie in a Park | Rock Bottom Riser (2020): Documentary, Hawaii's World at Sea


7:15 PM: Doors Open 8:00 PM: Film Begins Rock Bottom Riser Fern Silva | 2020 | US | 70 mins. From the earliest voyagers who navigated by starlight, to present-day astronomers scanning the cosmos for habitable planets, explorers have long made Hawaii the hub for their searching. Today--as lava continues to flow on the island--another crisis mounts as scientists plan to build the world's largest telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii's most sacred and revered mountain. In his dynamic feature debut, Fern Silva examines myriad encounters with an island world at sea. Drawing from subjects as seemingly disparate as the arrival of Christian missionaries and the controversial casting of Dwayne Johnson as King Kamehameha, the film weaves a vital tapestry of post-colonialism and pop culture with cinematic brio and a wry wit. Rock Bottom Riser is an essential document and an exhilarating tour-de-force, a palimpsest that traverses geology, ethnography and astronomy. Melting Snow Janah Elise Cox | 2021 | US | 9 mins. Melting Snow is a short archival documentary exploring the coloniality of Puerto Rico's labor through the symbol water. Masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Rock Bottom Riser (2020): Documentary, Hawaii's World at Sea

Author Reading | What Storm, What Thunder: A Haunting New Novel (livestream)


Myriam J. A. Chancy discusses her new novel, a haunting story charting the inner lives of regular people affected by devastation of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Her work charts the tenacity of the human spirit in the face of trauma wrought by nature and man.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, What Storm, What Thunder: A Haunting New Novel (livestream)

Discussion | Award-Winning Cartoonist and Filmmaker Talks about his Civil War Graphic Novel (online)


In Discipline, raised Quaker in Virginia, Dash Shaw illustrates the story of a Quaker soldier who enlists in the Union Army. During the Civil War, many Quakers were caught between their fervent support of abolition, a desire to preserve the Union, and their long-standing commitment to pacifism. Discipline is the story of a young Quaker from Indiana, who slips out early one morning to enlist in the Union Army, scandalizing his family and community. Shaw blends fiction and history, incorporating material from actual Quaker and soldier journals, modern graphic storytelling, and Civil War-era battlefield illustrations inspired by Thomas Nast and Winslow Homer. Shaw discusses his book with award-winning author and artist Lauren Redniss (Radioactive, a finalist for the National Book Award).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Award-Winning Cartoonist and Filmmaker Talks about his Civil War Graphic Novel (online)

Dance Performance | Dance and Music from Bali, Japan, Scotland, and Spain


This New York City-based company blends ballet, modern and diverse cultural dance styles from around the world and historic periods.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Dance and Music from Bali, Japan, Scotland, and Spain

Classical Music | Music for Piano and Flute


Enjoy a collection of 12 preludes for piano and flute, written during COVID times exploring the concept of "looking back at memories before life-changing events". Proof of vaccination and masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Music for Piano and Flute

Author Reading | All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told (online)


Comics writer, critic, and author Douglas Wolk has read all 27,000+ Marvel superhero comics and lived to tell the tale in his formidable new book. In this first-ever full reckoning with Marvel Comics' interconnected, half-million-page-and-counting story, Wolk travels from Alpha Flight to Omega the Unknown and shapes the mammoth Marvel narrative into a prism through which to view the landscape of American culture--a fun-house-mirror history of the past sixty years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told (online)

Jazz | A Tribute to Queens Jazz Legends Including Count Basie and Louis Armstrong


A bandleader/saxophonist/flutist will present a concert of her seven-piece ensemble. The show will highlight some of the borough's famous sons and daughters..
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, A Tribute to Queens Jazz Legends Including Count Basie and Louis Armstrong

Movie in a Park | Back to the Future: Sci-Fi with Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd


Enjoy a classic movie on the lawn. Lawn opens at 6 pm. Seating is first-come, first-served. Bring your own blanket and your favorite picnic accoutrements. In case of rain, the event will be held the following evening.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, Back to the Future: Sci-Fi with Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd

Discussion | A Discussion of the Exhibition A Quite Scale (online)


A virtual panel discussion with artists Josephine Halvorson, Hanneline Røgeberg, Catherine Haggarty (curator) and Andrew Woolbright (writer), who will discuss the exhibition currently on view at the SVA Flatiron Project Space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 06, 2021, 10/06/2021, A Discussion of the Exhibition A Quite Scale (online)
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