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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 11, 2021?

11 free events take place on Monday, October 11 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 11 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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11 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Monday, October 11, 2021

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

Park Walk | Birdwatching Guided Tour


Learn about a variety of birds that call this park home during migratory season. In the past visitors observed vireos, warblers, tanagers, Chuck-will's-widow, thrushes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Park Walks, October 11, 2021, 10/11/2021, Birdwatching Guided Tour

Parade | 77th Annual Columbus Day Parade


The nation's largest celebration of Columbus and Italian heritage takes place on Monday. Beginning at 11:30am, Grand Marshal Michael Pascucci, a real estate developer, will lead dozens of marching bands and floats and over 100 marching groups.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:30 am
Free
Parades, October 11, 2021, 10/11/2021, 77th Annual Columbus Day Parade

Tour | Seville's Triana: The Old Gypsy Quarter and the Birth Place of Flamenco (livestream)


What unites Gypsies with Flamenco? Cross to the other side of the Guadalquivir River in Seville to discover the answer to this question. You will enjoy beautiful views and learn why Triana has its tradition, folklore, history and heritage.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 11, 2021, 10/11/2021, Seville's Triana: The Old Gypsy Quarter and the Birth Place of Flamenco (livestream)

Workshop | The Art of Creative Portraiture: When Creativity is the Subject (online)


Portraits don't need to be basic or traditional, they can be VERY creative. This is the first of 2 presentations about the creative process behind his fashion and beauty portraits. From concept to finding a subject to outfits that aren't outfits, and props, lighting, and even post-production ideas for compositing and digital makeup. You will come away with a new perspective on portraiture and creativity and lots of ideas to get you started. With Joe Edelman. Joe Edelman is an award-winning Olympus Visionary photographer and photo educator. His educational mission: "To help photographers to develop a solid understanding of the HOWS and WHYS behind creating great photographs." He takes great pride in sharing over 4 decades of experience to motivate and educate new and experienced photographers all over the world via his popular YouTube Channel, which boasts over 176,000 subscribers and more than 11.5 million video views. His videos are viewed by photographers in over 100 countries each week. Joe has also earned a reputation as a lively and popular presenter at photography conferences, and is frequently featured on the major photography news websites and podcasts. From his start as a newspaper photojournalist while still in high school to his work today photographing all types of people, his photographs have been published internationally in magazines like Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Get Fit, and Shape to name but a few. He has been called upon to complete assignments for both the New York Times and The Los Angeles Times and has serviced commercial advertising clients from all over the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Workshops, October 11, 2021, 10/11/2021, The Art of Creative Portraiture: When Creativity is the Subject (online)

Workshop | Physical Therapy-Based Workout


Join a workout with a physical therapy based approach. The objectives are injury prevention, pain reduction and sustainability for the knees, hips, shoulders, ankles, elbows and spine. You will leave class sweaty, energized, and feeling amazing. Also great for people looking to improve their cardiovascular stamina, strength, flexibility, mental focus and concentration in a holistic environment. Bring your own mat. Proof of vaccination and face masks required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, October 11, 2021, 10/11/2021, Physical Therapy-Based Workout

Workshop | Outdoor Workouts in Midtown


Enjoy free outdoor fitness and wellness classes hosted in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:45 pm
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Workshops, October 11, 2021, 10/11/2021, Outdoor Workouts in Midtown

Concert | Afropop Star Performs and Talks About His Music (online)


Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo and now based in Paris, Lokua Kanza is an exceptionally gifted multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, mbira, percussion, mandolin, and piano, among others, and sings in several languages. His most recent album celebrates his return to the stage after an 11-year hiatus. He will share music and talk with NPR's Banning Eyre about his prolific career and the process of making the new album. He will also answer questions from attendees.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 11, 2021, 10/11/2021, Afropop Star Performs and Talks About His Music (online)

Workshop | Zumba in a Park


This socially-distanced class features aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Sneakers are recommended. Every Monday until Oct 25, 2021. Check-in begins at 5:30 pm. Masks are required. Must sign a waiver before participating. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration opens every Tuesday at 10:00 am for the class the following week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, October 11, 2021, 10/11/2021, Zumba in a Park

Author Reading | Letters to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us (online)


When journalist, essayist, and world traveler Colleen Kinder founded Off Assignment, a renowned online travel magazine, she began with a prompt that challenged her peers to “write a letter to a stranger who haunts you." This book collects those poignant missives to the nameless by some of the most influential and innovative writers of our time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Author Readings, October 11, 2021, 10/11/2021, Letters to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us (online)

Classical Music | Brass Ensemble and Piano: J.S. Bach, Brahms and More


Genre-defying brass ensemble and highly-acclaimed pianist. Program J.S. Bach Wenn wir in hochsten Noten sein (arr.) Conrad Tao Improvisation ("Grids of E") Brahms Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118 No. 2 Caroline Shaw Entr'acte and improvisations First come, first seated. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 11, 2021, 10/11/2021, Brass Ensemble and Piano: J.S. Bach, Brahms and More

Discussion | Exploring Shakespeare's Pericles in 2021 (online)


Three established artists working in the classical theater - Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Clint Ramos, Madeline Sayet - introduce you to artists from their networks that we should know. They selected Yvonne Johnson, Jacqueline Lawton, Tara Moses, Kenny Ramos, and Rudy Ramirez. Together, this group will investigate Shakespeare's Pericles and come together for a roundtable discussion of the play and its themes with director Kent Gash. These five selected artists will then create online presentations that respond creatively to Shakespeare's play.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Discussions, October 11, 2021, 10/11/2021, Exploring Shakespeare's Pericles in 2021 (online)
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Dance Performance | Passionate Modern Dance

Regular Price: $79.50
CFT Member Price: $0.00

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

Regular Price: $40
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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