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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 8, 2021?

16 free events take place on Friday, October 8 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 8 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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16 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Friday, October 8, 2021

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

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 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, Pilates Workshop

Workshop | Tai Chi


Explore this low-impact, meditative form of exercise. Open to all fitness levels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Workshops, October 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, Tai Chi

Gallery Talk | Treasures from the Morgan's Library & Museum (online)


This docent highlights tour of the Morgan Library and Museum is an overview of the Morgan's history, 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
12:30 pm
Free
Gallery Talks, October 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, Treasures from the Morgan's Library & Museum (online)

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
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1:00 pm
Free
Performances, October 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, A Skate Play: A Skateboard-Theatre Performance

Tour | Venice: Iconic Landmarks from Movies by Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen and More (online, livestream)


Venice has drawn filmmakers from around the world as the setting of their romantic comedies, thrillers, and action movies! Visit the iconic sites of the city from films with James Bond ("From Russia with love", "Casino Royale"), Indiana Jones ("Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"), actors like Johnny Deep ("The Tourist"), Katherine Hepburn ("Summertime"), Heath Ledger ("Casanova").
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:30 pm
Free
Tours, October 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, Venice: Iconic Landmarks from Movies by Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen and More (online, livestream)

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Making Modernism His Own (online)


Since the 1980s, artist Jonathan Lasker has transformed a visual language inherited from modernism into a syntax all his own, making paintings that exert both analytical rigor and an undeniably visceral appeal. Born Yesterday, his first solo exhibition with Greene Naftali, spans four decades from Lasker’s early career to the present, occasioning new interpretations of his singular brand of abstraction and its lasting impact on generations of artists. In conversation with The Brooklyn Rail editor Choghakate Kazarian.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, October 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, Artist Talk: Making Modernism His Own (online)

Concert | 3 Folk Music Acts (online)


6:00 pm: Katy the Kyng 6:30 pm: Chris Q. Murphy 7:00 pm: Alex Wong
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, October 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, 3 Folk Music Acts (online)

Opening Reception | Autumn Leaves: Capturing Central Park


Maxwell Stevens's new suite of oil paintings centering around an impromptu ensemble of musicians practicing together at New York City’s famed Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. Initially conceived and begun prior to the pandemic, the series was further refined and elaborated upon while the artist was quarantined in his NYC studio, serving as a meditation on cultural diversity and the positive social interaction that is one of the defining characteristics of New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, October 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, Autumn Leaves: Capturing Central Park

Museums | Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary


Discover art that traverses Asia's diverse cultures, regions, and narratives. The Museum's special exhibitions celebrate art forms that range from ancient to contemporary, including photography and multimedia, while its permanent collection galleries are focused primarily on art from the Himalayan region. Proof of vaccination, ID, masks required. Admission is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. (reservations open two weeks in advance).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Museumss, October 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary

Museums | New York City and American History


Founded in 1804, this American history museum holds an extensive collection of historical artifacts, works of American art, and other materials documenting the history of New York and the United States. It presents exhibitions on a variety of topics and periods in American history, such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Slavery in New York, The Hudson River School, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and much more. Proof of vaccination, ID, masks rae required. Pay-as-you-wish admission available on Fridays, 6 pm - 8 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Pay-as-you-wish, reservation required
Museumss, October 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, New York City and American History

Talk | The History of the Black Madonna: A Talk with Music and Dance (online)


An enlightening immersion into the history and rituals pertaining to the Black Madonna --statues or paintings in Western Christendom in which the Virgin Mary and the Infant Jesus are depicted as black -- and the many traditional dances of southern Italy, such as the taranta. Lecturer: Giullari di Piazza Featuring: Alessandra Belloni, singer, percussionist, teacher, and author of Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna John La Barbera, composer, guitarist Joe Deninzon, violin, vocals Francesca Silvano, dancer
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Talks, October 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, The History of the Black Madonna: A Talk with Music and Dance (online)

Movie in a Park | The Neutral Ground (2021): Documentary on Confederate Statues


In December 2015, the New Orleans City Council voted to remove four Confederate monuments from public grounds. A forceful group of critics protested the decision, and fearing retaliation, no crew would agree to remove the statues. Directed by CJ Hunt 90 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, October 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, The Neutral Ground (2021): Documentary on Confederate Statues

Concert | Latin Music


Enjoy live salsa music with Cuarteto Guatac. This event takes place each Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, October 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, Latin Music

Screening | Surrealism Beyond Borders: Outdoor Film Screening


An outdoor screening series of films by artists and filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe and the Pacific, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Surrealism Beyond Borders. Each weekend features a different film program that extends the exhibition's reconsideration of Surrealism as a true “movement” across boundaries of geography and chronology, recasting appreciation of this revolutionary, emancipatory, and globe-spanning idea. The films explore the collective concerns that animated Surrealism, as well as the historical and national distinctions that characterized regional cinema. Face coverings are strongly recommended.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Screenings, October 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, Surrealism Beyond Borders: Outdoor Film Screening

Classical Music | Bach's Most Famous Ciaccona (online)


Enjoy J.S. Bach's most famous Ciaccona from Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004, performed by a violinist and singers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, Bach's Most Famous Ciaccona (online)

Concert | Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the NY Philharmonic: Works by Stravinsky and Wynton Marsalis (online)


Program: Stravinsky L'Historie du Solvat (suite) Wynton Marsalis, A Fiddler's Tale Ellen Taaffe Romance for violin and piano This program brings together a wonderful lineup of leading musicians including members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and National Symphony Orchestra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 08, 2021, 10/08/2021, Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the NY Philharmonic: Works by Stravinsky and Wynton Marsalis (online)
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Dance Performance | Passionate Modern Dance

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Classical Music | Metropolitan Opera Star, Highly-Acclaimed Pianist and More

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