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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 12, 2021?

19 free events take place on Tuesday, October 12 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 12 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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19 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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

Discussion | The Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organization (online)


In a performance of coming together, Jane Lombard Fellow Emeka Okereke gathers members and collaborators of the Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organization, an artist-led initiative that challenges the perception of borders within the 54 countries of Africa. Virtual workshops and conversations will reflect on notions and spaces of encounter, the poetics of relation, and the protocols necessary to translate these concepts into artistic practice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, The Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organization (online)

Workshop | Adult Outdoor Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training, and a lot of fun. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel etc.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Adult Outdoor Zumba

Lecture | Insurance, Slavery, and the Question of Valuation (online)


A lecture with Michael Ralph, Associate Professor at the School of Medicine at New York University discusses the methods, theory, and historiography informing research into the transatlantic slave trade and the insurance industry, especially the role of Lloyds of London.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lectures, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Insurance, Slavery, and the Question of Valuation (online)

Workshop | Blitz Chess


Play blitz chess, a form of speed chess where each player gets 5 minutes. It is fast and fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshops, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Blitz Chess

Tour | Seville's Plaza de Espana: The Crown Jewel of the World! (livestream)


Plaza de Espana in Seville was built in 1928 and is a landmark example of Regionalism Architecture, mixing elements of the Baroque Revival, Renaissance Revival and Moorish Revival styles of Spanish architecture. It has been voted second best place of interest in the world and the first at a European and national level according to the 2018 Travelers' Choice Awards. Explore this beautiful square in a beautiful city!
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Tours, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Seville's Plaza de Espana: The Crown Jewel of the World! (livestream)

Discussion | The Business of Longevity (online)


Why has the idea of immortality (or at least living much longer) inspired billions in investment? Where is the money going in this fast-growing field? What are the realities of altering the aging process? What are the larger implications of extending life for society, business and the environment? Andrew Ross Sorkin and Lauren Hirsch discuss these questions and more with the leading Harvard researcher and biotech company founder David Sinclair.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, The Business of Longevity (online)

Concert | Broadway, Pop, Film Hits on Strings!


String quartet and cajon perform pop, Broadway, TV, film and other hits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Broadway, Pop, Film Hits on Strings!

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Inspired by Everyday Urbanity (online)


Through her textile and sculptural projects, Woomin Kim examines the active materiality of daily objects and urban landscapes. One of the three artists featured in the exhibition Interlacement, Kim discusses her art and career.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Artist Talk: Inspired by Everyday Urbanity (online)

Workshop | Capoeira Class


Combining self-defense, acrobatics, dance, music, and song, capoeira is derived from traditions brought across the Atlantic by enslaved Africans and fueled by the desire for freedom. The class will build confidence, focus, and community. All levels welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Capoeira Class

Performance | Performance Art Festival (in-person and online; streaming through Oct. 31)


These dozens of performances will focus on New York City as it re-emerges from the prolonged trauma of the pandemic that has radically altered our way of life, affecting the larger social infrastructure as well as the everyday details of our day-to-day existence. Taking place almost entirely outdoors, it will use various locations in the city as its backdrop, and feature new live performances. See link for performances and times.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Performance Art Festival (in-person and online; streaming through Oct. 31)

Book Club | Fiction Book Group: Space Invaders by Nona Fernandez (online)


The group discusses Chilean author and screenwriter Nona Fernandez's book, the story of a group of childhood friends who, in adulthood, are preoccupied by uneasy memories and visions of their classmate Estrella.. In this short but intricately layered novel, Fernandez summons the collective memory of a generation, rescuing felt truth from the oblivion of official history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Fiction Book Group: Space Invaders by Nona Fernandez (online)

Performance | Magic Show


Bring the whole family to enjoy a remarkable and funny show with your new favorite magician.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Magic Show

Workshop | Sunset Yoga


Escape the hustle and bustle of NYC and join Abhaya Yoga for a socially-distanced sunset yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition. Tuesdays, May 4-October 26, 2021 Registration opens every Tuesday at 10:00am for classes the following week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Sunset Yoga

Author Reading | Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortune (online)


This book is investigative journalist Albert Samaha's powerful and incisive account of the forces steering the fate of his sprawling Filipino American family.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Concepcion: An Immigrant Family&rsquo;s Fortune (online)

Talk | A Talk by the Creative Director at Adobe (online)


Russell Preston Brown is the senior creative director at Adobe, as well as an Emmy Award-winning instructor. His ability to bring together the world of design and software development is a perfect match for Adobe products. In Russell’s 32 years of creative experience at Adobe, he has contributed to the evolution of Adobe Photoshop with feature enhancements, advanced scripts and development. He has helped the world’s leading photographers, publishers, art directors and artists to master the software tools that have made Adobe’s applications the standard by which all others are measured.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, A Talk by the Creative Director at Adobe (online)

Classical Music | Pianist who Performed with the NY Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra (online)


This pianist has performed with the New York Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, and more. She has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Sydney Opera House. All of her numerous classical albums have topped the Billboard charts. In today's concert, the pianist will perform music dedicated to everyone affected by the pandemic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Pianist who Performed with the NY Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra (online)

Movie in a Park | Short Films: A Journey Through Our Shared Human Emotions


7:00 PM: Doors Open; 7:45 PM: Films Begin Tears Teacher Noemie Nakai | Japan | 11 mins. A teacher travels across Japan to encourage adults to cry more. We Won't Forget Lucas Elliot Eberl & Edgar Morais | US, Portugal | 13 mins. A Valentine's Day spent with friends turns into a viral public freakout. Mallory Meditates Alex Markman | US | 6 mins. Mallory attempts to start her day with a simple meditation but is overwhelmed by distractions both in her environment and in her head. Helfer Anna Szollosi | Hungary | 10 mins. A young woman is struggling with anxiety and wants to get rid of a recurrent nightmare. As she looks for help, she must confront her worst fears. Anyway (Litegrann) Jo Widerberg | Sweden | 8 mins. In a bed at night a girl wants to tell her boyfriend that she loves him, but she wants him to say it first. Near Miss Josh Berry | US | 12 mins. In a remote ocean wilderness off the Northern California coast, a man dives alone with great white sharks. In cold and unforgiving waters he enters a calm and transcendent space where he reflects on his life and his unforgettable encounters with these mysterious underwater creatures. The Game (Das Spiel) Roman Hodel | Switzerland | 17 mins. A whistle. The stands of the stadium get loud. The players protest angrily. The presenters follow the action on the field. In the middle of it, the referee. The whole stadium watches him. Now he has to decide. With the referee Fedayi San we experience the highs and lows of a football game, what it means to earn respect on the field and direct the energy of an entire stadium. Raspberry Julian Doan | US | 7 mins. Undertakers wait on a family's final farewells, as one son struggles to say goodbye to his dead father. Proof of full vaccination and masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Short Films: A Journey Through Our Shared Human Emotions

Book Club | Tia Williams's Seven Days in June: Single Mom Meets Famous Novelist


Eva Mercy is a single mom and bestselling erotica writer who is feeling pressed from all sides. Shane Hall is a reclusive, enigmatic, award‑winning novelist, who, to everyone's surprise, shows up in New York. When Shane and Eva meet at a literary event, sparks fly, raising not only their buried traumas, but the eyebrows of the Black literati. Tia Williams had a fifteen-year career as a beauty editor for magazines including Elle, Glamour, and Essence. In 2004, she pioneered the beauty blog industry with Shake Your Beauty. She wrote the bestselling novel, The Accidental Diva, and penned two YA novels.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Tia Williams's Seven Days in June: Single Mom Meets Famous Novelist

Author Reading | Savage Tongues: Named Most Anticipated Book by Harper's Bazaar, A Novel of Desire and Power (online)


Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi presents her newest novel, a personal and political exploration of desire, power, domination, and human connection that's equal parts Marguerite Duras and Shirley Jackson, Rachel Cusk and Clarice Lispector. Savage Tongues has been named a Most Anticipated Book by Lit Hub, Lambda Literary, Refinery29, Harper's Bazaar, and Vulture described the book as "a love story of the most fevered, brutal order... propulsive, erotic, and darkly dreamlike".
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 12, 2021, 10/12/2021, Savage Tongues: Named Most Anticipated Book by Harper's Bazaar, A Novel of Desire and Power (online)
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