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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 17, 2021?

6 free events take place on Sunday, October 17 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 17 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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6 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Sunday, October 17, 2021

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

Workshop | (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Vinyasa Yoga


Connect with the earth and the skies above in this all-level Vinyasa Yoga class in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This class will help all yogi’s build towards peak poses and postures and grow your foundational knowledge of the practice of yoga. Sundays, May 9-October 24, 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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10:00 am
Free
Workshops, October 17, 2021, 10/17/2021, (IN-PERSON, outdoors) Vinyasa Yoga

Fair | FAD Market on the Island: Jewelry, Art, Apparel, Body Care, and More


Featuring a rotating lineup of over 30 of the city's emerging makers, designers, artists, and small businesses each month, browse one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry, art, apparel, bath and body care, tableware, home furnishings, and more. Every third weekend of the month until October 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Fairs, October 17, 2021, 10/17/2021, FAD Market on the Island: Jewelry, Art, Apparel, Body Care, and More

City Walk | A Tour of East 82nd Street Mansions


Author and historian Tom Miller will conduct a walking tour within a one-block area. Miller will discuss the history of the neighborhood, the architecture of individual mansions, and the lifestyles, scandals and other details of the families who lived in them. Included are the massive Benjamin Duke mansion, the opulent residence where con-man Joseph H. Hoadley and his wife managed to life essentially for free for more than a decade, and the home of millionaire department store mogul Henry Seigel, who was driven to bankruptcy and prison by his wife's exorbitant spending.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
City Walks, October 17, 2021, 10/17/2021, A Tour of East 82nd Street Mansions

City Walk | Inside 1014 Fifth Avenue and the Hidden Histories of Fifth Avenue's Gilded Age Mansions


The Vanderbilts, the Astors, the Clarks and the Fricks are just a few of the notable New York families who once resided on Manhattan’s fashionable Fifth Avenue. Justin Rivers will take guests on a stroll along Fifth Avenue reliving how it was during the Gilded Age when grand mansions of millionaires lined the illustrious street. As you revisit Millionaire’s Row, you will discover works of architecture lost to time and some that remain today with the new purpose of education, public service and community building. The tour will end with a look inside 1014 Fifth Avenue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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City Walks, October 17, 2021, 10/17/2021, Inside 1014 Fifth Avenue and the Hidden Histories of Fifth Avenue's Gilded Age Mansions

Talk | "Our Crowd" and Immigrant New York


Immigrants of diverse origins and social classes have shaped New York City, but few left such visible marks as the German-speaking Jewish families whose names are synonymous with finance and philanthropy: Schiff, Warburg, Guggenheim, Lehman, etc. Historian Rebecca Kobrin will discuss the specific impact of these families on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and introduce a new project at Columbia University that uses census data to map and visualize migration in NYC.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Talks, October 17, 2021, 10/17/2021, "Our Crowd" and Immigrant New York

Concert | Electro-Acoustic Duo: A Mix of Classical, Hip-Hop and Electronic Music


Two distinguished flute musicians and composers with roots in classical music create a unique sound blending hip-hop, electronics and soulful vocals. First come, first served. Proof of vaccination and masks required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 17, 2021, 10/17/2021, Electro-Acoustic Duo: A Mix of Classical, Hip-Hop and Electronic Music
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Dance Performance | Passionate Modern Dance

Regular Price: $79.50
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Concert | World-Renowned Soul and Funk Band

Regular Price: $40
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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