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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 24, 2021?

22 free events take place on Sunday, October 24 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 24 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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22 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Sunday, October 24, 2021

All events are free unless otherwise noted.
        

Museums | British Decorative Arts, Design, Sculpture


Almost seven hundred works of art: British decorative arts, design, and sculpture created between 1500 and 1900. The exhibition provides a fresh perspective on the period, focusing on its bold, entrepreneurial spirit and complex history. You will find a 17th century staircase with exquisite naturalistic carvings; three magnificent historic interiors from Kirtlington Park, Croome Court, and Lansdowne House; one hundred English teapots; an array of enameled candlesticks, silver toys, necessaires, gold boxes and more. Proof of vaccination, ID, masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, British Decorative Arts, Design, Sculpture

Fair | Flea Market: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More


Shop for vintage clothing, furniture, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, art, handicrafts, and more. About 40-50 vendors. Every Sun 10 am - 5 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Flea Market: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More

Workshop | 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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Workshops, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Vinyasa Yoga

Tour | Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour


Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour

Dance Performance | An Open-Air Dance Performance


Visual artist Samantha Holmes, known for her large-scale metal and stone works and public art projects (including Hell Gate Cairns, an installation in NYC's Randall's Island and Riverside Park) and a dancer-choreographer whowas praised for delivering "an implicit answer for how to get around the forces that silence women" by The New York Times, join forces for a free public event featuring a dance performance on and around a newly relocated sculpture in a celebration of women and their work. Start times: 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, An Open-Air Dance Performance

City Walk | From Pushcarts to Pricey Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour


This walking tour will visit some major historical sites of the Jewish Lower East Side, from the late 1800s all the way up until present day. Weaving stories of triumph, heartbreak, and humor together, this tour is at once informative, entertaining, and may put you in the mood for a knish or four.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
City Walks, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, From Pushcarts to Pricey Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour

Symposium | Points of Interest: New Research on American Weathervanes (online)


Weathervanes have historically served as tools for farmers, sailors, and others to predict the wind’s direction, and fanciful, imaginative forms designed to captivate and delight viewers from below. Over time, these works have also become ritual objects imbued with stories, as well as signifiers of communal importance, individual identity, patriotism, status, and romanticized, bygone eras. This virtual symposium will showcase new research examining the rich and complex layers of meaning found within American weathervanes. This is a symposium organized in conjunction with the current exhibition American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Points of Interest: New Research on American Weathervanes (online)

Staged Reading | A Connected Place: Where Does the Artist Fit In Today? (in-person and online)


Youlim Nam's experimental play reflects young writer Jane constantly being challenged by her partner Bill concerning her "unconventional" and "precarious" lifestyle as an artist in the contemporary world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, A Connected Place: Where Does the Artist Fit In Today? (in-person and online)

City Walk | Bloomingdale Neighborhood Tour


Jim Mackin leads a mixed group of visitors to the city and resident New Yorkers on a one-of-a-kind, always interesting, walk around the historic Bloomingdale neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Bloomingdale Neighborhood Tour

Concert | Latin Fusion Group: Cuban, Puerto Rican, Brazilian Music


This group blends the music of Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico. Its members have performed with Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Wynton Marsalis, the New York Philharmonic and more. RSVP strongly recommended. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Latin Fusion Group: Cuban, Puerto Rican, Brazilian Music

Dance Performance | Classical and Folk Dance


Following a performance of long fan and sword dance, the director will teach a flowing dance workshop.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free
Dance Performances, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Classical and Folk Dance

Author Reading | A Memoir, an Autobiography and A Novel


An afternoon of interlocking and deeply personal readings that pay homage to people, places, and times that remain touchstones of genius and inspiration. All three authors transmit the experience and feelings of “being there now” with rare urgency and intimacy. Adele Bertei's Peter and the Wolves - In her vibrant and brave memoir, Bertei recounts her friendship and musical collaboration with Peter Laughner of the group Pere Ubu, Cleveland’s answer to all things underground and punk in the 1970s. Luc Sante's Maybe the People Would Be the Times - A tour-de-force essay collection of fifty-one brief essays written over nearly three decades…capturing scenes and sentiments from 1970s and 1980s New York City: record shops, concerts, subway snoozes, dance clubs, block parties, tabloids, most-wanted lists, drug trips, underground economies, drink tickets, apartment dramas, visual cultures, and unsent letters. Mike DeCapite's Jacket Weather - A tender love story that blossoms like a rose in the concrete of a city always on the verge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, A Memoir, an Autobiography and A Novel

Slide Lecture | Anne Frank's Europe: Before, During and After Her Diary (livestream)


Take a virtual tour of the places throughout Europe associated with Anne Frank (1929-1945). While the basics of Anne's life, as depicted in her diary, are known to many, some of the most noteworthy aspects of this time are not well known. In addition, the period of her life before and after the 26 months covered in her diary are not nearly as familiar as they should be. Review Anne's tragic and inspiring life (before, during and after the diary) through the places in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland connected to her.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Slide Lectures, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Anne Frank's Europe: Before, During and After Her Diary (livestream)

Book Signing | Ursula: Photographs Examining Women in Sci-Fi Tropes


Hannah Whitaker's book of photography imagines embodied forms of technology long central to sci-fi narratives and often gendered as female, subservient, and sexualized. Immersed in techno-futuristic design tropes, Whitaker's photographs--at once playful, maximalist and estranging--are accompanied by texts by David Levine and Dawn Chan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signings, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Ursula: Photographs Examining Women in Sci-Fi Tropes

Discussion | A Discussion of the Classic Film All About Eve (online)


A talk-back on the 1950 film with Bette Davis, a backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington. Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing, telling a melancholy life story to Margo and her friends. Margo takes Eve under her wing, and it appears that Eve is a conniver that uses Margo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, A Discussion of the Classic Film All About Eve (online)

Dance Performance | Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble


Big storytelling meets experimental dance that melds beliefs, practices and traditions of Cuba.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble

Performance | Notes towards becoming a spill: An Experimental Opera


Philadelphia-born, Pittsburgh-based artist Shikeith will create an experimental opera that tangles history, myth, and biography into an epic story of metamorphoses, using the elemental nature of the beach--the ocean, the ebb and flow of the tide, and the never-ending sand--to explore transformation in all its forms. The aesthetic and staging of Shikeith's first major performance is inspired by his artistic contemplations on hauntology, a concept referring to the return or persistence of elements from the past along with African-American histories attached to the color blue. Working with choreographer Morgan Bobrow-Williams, musical artist Rashad McPherson, and costume designer Carlos Soto, as well as an array of performers from inside the New York queer community, the artist will re-contextualize dominant ideas of Black masculinity in a tale of a contemporary man whose identity is, in part, marked by the history of American colonialism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Notes towards becoming a spill: An Experimental Opera

Concert | Outdoor Performances Against the Backdrop of the City Skyline


Enjoy open-air performances by a variety of musical and comedy acts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Outdoor Performances Against the Backdrop of the City Skyline

Performance | Prowling the Abyss: A Modern Medusa Hosts an Evening of Comedy


The creator and solo performer becomes Medusa – a modern incarnation of a mythical creature – who hosts an evening of comedy. Her show falls apart as the guests appear and bring with them traumas and dreams: Butter Sandwich strains to share poetic insights about love but needs subtitles because she can’t get off of the floor. Tremble Lip, a breathy, sweet femme, just wants to ride in cars and drink milkshakes with the butch of her dreams. In a performance combining text and physical theater, Light and her collaborators guide their audience through a variety of tropes dealing with outright and hidden forms of misogyny to reassemble the fragmented spirit of queer femininity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Prowling the Abyss: A Modern Medusa Hosts an Evening of Comedy

Performance | Sounding Board: Scenes from Domestic Life (online)


Known for her critically acclaimed paintings, Tschabalala Self will present her first live performance in the form of brief scenes from a play that she has written and directed. Taking place on a stage designed by the artist as a sculpture that closely resembles her collage-paintings, a male and female actor will perform scenes of dialogue using humor and exaggerated sincerity in a conversation that ranges from literal to nonsensical, to explore emotional communication, gender roles and power play within intimate relationships. A Boney M cover band will perform some of their greatest hits to emphasize moments of the staged drama, akin to a chorus in a Greek play. The sculpture-esque stage--set in the amphitheater bandstand of Jackie Robinson Park in Central Harlem--will be designed and painted by Self, using the brightly colored geometry of her paintings. Self will design costumes and footwear for the performers, who appear to step out of her paintings onto the stage, bringing the domestic scenes she depicts in her canvases to life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Sounding Board: Scenes from Domestic Life (online)

Performance | Botched Garden of Earthly Delights - III Acts: Performance Art


Human decline is accelerating each day and will not recover. The reckless pace of our daily consumption and simultaneous quest to keep outdated ideas alive only serves to limit new forms of expression. Regardless, new and deformed knowledge will rise. Who are the predatory ones, the environmental villains? And who deserves to live in this toxic new mass habitat full of monsters, mermaids, and mythical hybrids? Sofia Moreno's work is a trans-noir experience of intimacy and pleasure. The exhibition unfolds and is ultimately realized through three interconnected live performances that speak to the erotic, the fantastical, and the spiritual. Staged in a dying landscape, each act delivers stories of self-transformation from imagined pasts and futures. Moreno performs sacred anthropology—excavating a decade of footage, re-creating objects on-site, and burying personal relics from her archive. The works call upon personal mythologies and material histories, practices of gender, environmental terrorism, and the ancient roots of perversion. Moreno’s art confronts the violence of medical waste and industrial capitalism, and the fundamental relationship of those systems to her trans body.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 24, 2021, 10/24/2021, Botched Garden of Earthly Delights - III Acts: Performance Art
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