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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 27, 2021?

23 free events take place on Wednesday, October 27 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 27 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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23 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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

Workshop | Drawing Nature in a Park


Practice your art at a beautiful place with views of the river and gardens. Bring your own art supplies: drawing boards, paints, water. Paper will be offered.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Drawing Nature in a Park

Park Walk | Park Tour


Led by park staff, this an enjoyable walking tour of park. Discover how the park successfully transformed a haven for crime and drugs into Manhattan’s Town Square . Guides are loaded with expertise on the park’s rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts. Weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Park Tour

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation (livestream)


Connect with your core self and nourish your soul with a meditation. Kundalini Yoga breathing technique will help you reduce stress, increase your focus, and balance your emotion. All levels are welcome. Each Wed through December 15, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshops, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Lunchtime Meditation (livestream)

Lecture | Time Present and Time Past: The Many Histories of Tell Halaf, Syria (online)


Explore the relationship between contemporary artists’ use of archaeological materials in their work and attempts to understand the historical context in which the ancient works were first produced. This talk focuses on works from the Tell Halaf archaeological site (ancient Guzana), located in the Habur River region of northeastern Syria, from the early first millennium B.C. Speaker: Irene J. Winter, Harvard University
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Lectures, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Time Present and Time Past: The Many Histories of Tell Halaf, Syria (online)

Staged Reading | A Connected Place: Where Does the Artist Fit In Today? (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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2:00 pm
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Staged Readings, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, A Connected Place: Where Does the Artist Fit In Today? (online)

Workshop | Art Class Outdoors: Public Art, Architectural Forms, Landscape and More


You will take a short walk through the park to the location for the lesson. Supplies such as paper, stools will be provided. Bring your own drawing/painting media. Led by an art instructor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Art Class Outdoors: Public Art, Architectural Forms, Landscape and More

Discussion | Racial Violence and Colonial Accountabilities: African Apocalypse (online)


This event will address the United Nations Special Rapporteur’s first report on the legacy of colonial crimes, with special reference to the new BBC documentary on the impact of the French colonial invasion of Niger, African Apocalypse. The webinar will feature panelists from U.S., Europe and Africa with clips from the film. All registered attendees will receive a link to the full documentary film and are encouraged to watch it before attending. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Racial Violence and Colonial Accountabilities: African Apocalypse (online)

Book Discussion | Here, Right Matters: An American Story: A Memoir by Alexander Vindman, the Trump Impeachment FIgure (online)


Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who found himself at the center of a firestorm for his decision to report the infamous phone call that led to President Donald Trump's impeachment, will tell his personal story in this program moderated by CNN Senior Global Affairs Analyst Bianna Golodryga. Vindman was born to Jewish parents in Soviet Ukraine and grew up in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach neighborhood. In his new memoir, Vindman offers a stirring account of his childhood as an immigrant, his career in national service, and the decisions leading up to, and fallout surrounding, his involvement in President Trump's impeachment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Book Discussions, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Here, Right Matters: An American Story: A Memoir by Alexander Vindman, the Trump Impeachment FIgure (online)

Workshop | Zumba in the Park


Sweat it out, outdoors. Wednesdays, September 15 - October 27, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Zumba in the Park

Opening Reception | 11-11 Synchronicity: Surreal, Playful Structures


The art of LeCrue Eyebrows focuses on free form motion and sporadic thought as a creative process. Escape into his world where art is created viscerally. The artist uses acrylic paint on canvas and multiple tools for street art, to create surreal, profound, and playful structures that develop thoughtful, two-dimensional tales filled with depth and mystery. The artist is currently represented with Ann Connelly Fine Art Gallery located in Baton Rouge Louisiana and Goetz Art and Design located in Memphis Tennessee. LeCrue has an Artsy.com presence with Ilon Art Gallery located in Harlem NYC. He also has collaborations, publications, and ongoing projects with The Lisa Project-NYC, Gary Lichtenstein Editions-New Jersey, and 1X Run-Detroit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, 11-11 Synchronicity: Surreal, Playful Structures

Concert | From Swing to R&B to 80's Pop Hits


A rotating cast of musicians curated by ArBuzz and Sharla play everything from swing to R&B to 80's pop hits. Take a seat in the courtyard and enjoy the show. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, From Swing to R&B to 80's Pop Hits

Discussion | Public Health, Vaccine Passports, & Surveillance (virtual)


This conversation explores the tensions between privacy and public health surveillance, following the contours of both contemporary and historical debates. As COVID-19 brings incredible weight to every public health decision, we must closely examine novel tracking technologies such as smartphone-based contact tracing, electronic vaccine credentials, and new vaccine passports for international travel. Frequently, the public is presented with the dichotomy of privacy vs. public health, but the reality of this schism in practice is unclear. New technologies raise pressing concerns not only around equity, but also efficacy, as public health officials, technologists, and advocates debate whether these systems actually work to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Crucially, as both the public and private sectors race to respond to the emergency, they are building systems that may become part of our technological landscape in perpetuity. This conversation will also include historical comparisons to previous pandemics and epidemics, including HIV/AIDS, and the criminalization and travel restrictions of those living with HIV.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Public Health, Vaccine Passports, & Surveillance (virtual)

Author Reading | Arty Parties: An Entertaining Cookbook by the Creator of Salad for President


In her follow-up cookbook to Salad for President, cook, writer, and artist Julia Sherman shows how to apply an artist’s touch to our own home gatherings. Sherman shows you how to be the architect of your own uniquely memorable bash, whether that means a special breakfast for two, or a “choose your own adventure” meal that’s flexible enough to feed a crowd.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Arty Parties: An Entertaining Cookbook by the Creator of Salad for President

Performance | Award-Winning Performance Artists


A performance showcases for three of the twelves recipients of the New York City Artist Corps grants. See link for COVID protocols.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Award-Winning Performance Artists

Discussion | Different Versions of Home (online)


This discussion will be be considering the importance of finding a space of our own, considering both literal and figurative definitions of home, in conversation with leaders of Asian American organizations and publications.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Different Versions of Home (online)

Discussion | Momofuku Founder David Chang Discusses His New Hulu Show The Next Thing You Eat (online)


Created with Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville, the series addresses the critical challenges facing our food system and the profound influence they will have on how -- and what -- we eat in the future. Chang talks about the issues that are the focus of the series, from climate change to artificial intelligence to labor, sees opportunity in their midst, and makes them as personal as the food that will land on your plate and how it will get there. How does sushi survive as our oceans warm? Can a robot make your burger? Will food still be delicious? If you're always thinking about the next thing you'll eat, don't miss the chance to gain insight from the culinary visionary who's always thinking about the next next thing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Momofuku Founder David Chang Discusses His New Hulu Show The Next Thing You Eat (online)

Open Studios | Open Studios


Artist Alex Tatarsky is in residence to create a laboratory for performance research, thinking through the opportunity of a residency as a home—a “residence”—to revisit latent ideas and cultivate unhinged processes. Within the framework of an institution, a context that can often inhibit individual values and experimentation, Tatarsky will test different modes of thinking and making. Research methods will include rage at landlords, trash as divination, and more. Visitors will be invited into the space of Tatarsky’s research. Tatarsky will offer peeks into various works-in-process, careening in-between tight scripted sequences and wildly improvised experiments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Open Studioss, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Open Studios

Performance | Performance Art: Listen, Respect, Revere (in-person and online)


Betsy Damon (b. 1940) started doing performance with the Feminist Art Studio, which she founded at Cornell University in 1972. Activism and community-building have been central to her feminist practice. A leader among lesbian activists in New York, she co-edited the third issue of Heresies, Lesbian Art and Artists (1977), and participated in the first lesbian art show in the U.S., curated by Harmony Hammond (1978), and The Great American Lesbian Art Show at the Woman's Building in Los Angeles (1980).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Performance Art: Listen, Respect, Revere (in-person and online)

Concert | Performances by City Artists


Performances: - Yoojin Park Quartet is lead by Yoojin Park, a New York City-based violinist and composer from South Korea. She’s a Universal Music Group International artist and has performed with her band at clubs such as Blue Note Jazz Club, Rockwood Music Hall, and Jazz Gallery. - Ryan McBride Jazz is lead by drummer Ryan McBride and has opened for such artists as Sheila Jordan, Dr. Eddie Henderson, and Toshiko Akiyoshi. McBride has also performed with Broadway stars Adam Pascal, Carolee Carmello, and Will Roland. - And Then He Painted the Sky is a musical theater piece telling the story of Michelangelo painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, using the artist’s own poetry and letters as the entire text. The work is created by JamesKennedy, a multidisciplinary theater artist whose work has been produced and presented by Actors Theatre of Louisville/The Humana Festival of New American Plays, The Washington National Opera/The Kennedy Center, and The Williamstown Theatre Festival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Performances by City Artists

Musical | Social Distance: R&B Musical


Social Distance is a R&B musical that follows the days amidst the Coronavirus where four American friends of different ethnicities unite via technology while self quarantining. In the spirit of Lieber and Stoller, Ain't Misbehavin, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Songs for a New World, Social Distance is a sung through musical. Proof of vaccination required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Musicals, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Social Distance: R&B Musical

Discussion | Wetlands Management in New York City (online)


A discussion of the Wetlands Management Framework for New York City. The framework speaks to the critical role of wetlands and presents a bold new vision for their restoration and long-term care in our city. By the 2050s, predicted sea-level rise will drown many of New York City’s remaining wetlands — unless action is taken now. Learn more about this important issue with guests Marit Larson, Chief of the Natural Resources Group for NYC Parks, Mike Feller, former Chief Naturalist of NYC Parks, and Sarah Charlop-Powers, executive director of the Natural Areas Conservancy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Wetlands Management in New York City (online)

Poetry Reading | Little Pharma: Poems Written in Med School (online)


A book of poetry by Brooklyn-based physician, medical ethicist, and poet Laura Kolbe. Written during Kolbe’s years in medical school, residency, and time as a hospital physician during the COVID-19 surge in New York City, the poems navigate the murky channels of the hospital and clinic, the borderlands of the living and the dead, and the journey from novice to healer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, Little Pharma: Poems Written in Med School (online)

Movie in a Park | The Goonies (1985): Steven Spielberg's Adventure


Steven Spielberg's story of adventurous kids who take on the might of a property developing company which plans to destroy their home to build a country club. When the children discover an old pirate map in the attic, they follow it into an underground cavern in search of lost treasure but come up against plenty of dangerous obstacles along the way. Directed by Richard Donner. Lawn opens at 6 pm. Seating is first-come, first-served. Bring your own blanket and your favorite picnic accoutrements. In case of rain, the event will be held the following evening.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Movie in a Parks, October 27, 2021, 10/27/2021, The Goonies (1985): Steven Spielberg's Adventure
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Play | Heartwarming Holiday Play with Broadway Actors

Regular Price: $69
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Musical | Holiday Musical by Grammy Nominee

Regular Price: $49.50
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