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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 29, 2021?

25 free events take place on Friday, October 29 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 29 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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25 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, October 29, 2021

All events are free unless otherwise noted.
        

Workshop | Pilates Workshop


Dodge YMCA hosts a socially-distanced Pilates. Enhance your control, stability, coordination, endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. Fridays, May 7-October 29, 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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8:30 am
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Workshops, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Pilates Workshop

Workshop | Tai Chi


Explore this low-impact, meditative form of exercise. Open to all fitness levels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Workshops, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Tai Chi

Other | Memento Mori: An Interactive Installation


Larger than life skeletons transform the visitors to the venue through augmented reality in this an interactive installation by Gabe BC. Gabe BC (Gabriel Barcia-Colombo) is a mixed media artist whose work focuses on collections, memorialization and the act of leaving one's digital imprint for the next generation. His work takes the form of video sculptures, immersive performances, augmented reality, large scale projections and vending machines. His work plays upon this modern exigency in our culture to chronicle, preserve and wax nostalgic, an idea which Barcia-Colombo renders visually by "collecting" human portraits on video.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Others, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Memento Mori: An Interactive Installation

Museums | Historic 1885 Ship, Exhibition, Letterpress Printing Demo and More


Visit this historic iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1885, now the largest wrought iron sailing vessel afloat. Guests will visit the open-air portions of the ship. Access to the main deck and quarter deck. Learn how people worked and lived aboard a 19th century cargo sailing vessel, from the captain to the ship's officers, cooks, and crew. Then visit the cargo hold and stand atop the viewing platform and enjoy the view as you look out across New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition, enjoy an outdoor exhibition and letterpress printing demonstration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Museumss, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Historic 1885 Ship, Exhibition, Letterpress Printing Demo and More

Gallery Talk | Morgan Library and Museum: Treasures from the Permanent Collection (online)


A docent-led highlights tour of the Morgan Library and Museum for an overview of the Morgan's history, ranging from the beginning of the collection and the creation of the historic Library to the Museum's expansion of the Morgan campus and ongoing acquisitions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Morgan Library and Museum: Treasures from the Permanent Collection (online)

Museums | Egyptian and Medieval Art, Renaissance Paintings, Rare Manuscripts and More


Founded in 1906, the museum and library was built in an Italian Renaissance-style and reflects America's Age of Elegance. In its collection, there is Egyptian art, Renaissance paintings, Chinese porcelains, ancient seals and tablets, medieval art objects as well as literary and historical manuscripts, early printed books, old master drawings, photographs.    Proof of at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the FDA or the WHO, valid ID, masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Museumss, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Egyptian and Medieval Art, Renaissance Paintings, Rare Manuscripts and More

Tour | Norway: The Legends, Ghosts and Witches of Bergen (online, livestream)


While Bergen today is a modern, progressive and safe city, in the 1500s and 1600s it was regarded as one of the most dangerous places in Scandinavia, with a murder rate comparable to that of New York City during prohibition. As various merchants were coming into Bergen after months alone at sea, they would drink lots of alcohol, fight over women, and often get into trouble. Also, during this time there were some of the largest witch trials in Scandinavia. This was all in an area that's now regarded as one of the nicest places to live! Join Emma on a tour to the dark side of Bergen: prostitution, witchcraft, murder and more. Not suitable for children.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free
Tours, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Norway: The Legends, Ghosts and Witches of Bergen (online, livestream)

Gallery Talk | Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, ca. 800-1500: Curator Walkthrough (online)


A sweeping overview of manuscript production in the Holy Roman Empire, one of the most impressive chapters in the history of medieval art. While little known and rarely seen by the general public, these illuminated manuscripts count among the most luxurious works of art from the Middle Ages. Designed to edify, to entertain, and above all to embody the sacred, these manuscripts and their spectacular illuminations retain the ability to dazzle and inspire modern audiences just as they did those of the Middle Ages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Gallery Talks, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, ca. 800-1500: Curator Walkthrough (online)

Staged Reading | Macbeth: Shakespeare's Scottish Play


The Bard's epic tragedy dramatizes the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Staged Readings, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Macbeth: Shakespeare's Scottish Play

Performance | Halloween Extravaganza: Improv From Around the World (online)


23 acts from around the world. Improvisers and stand-ups, all dressed up, will entertain you in this Spooky Halloween Extravaganza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:15 pm
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Performances, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Halloween Extravaganza: Improv From Around the World (online)

Classical Music | Highly Acclaimed Contemporary Classical Ensemble (online)


This quartet blends familiar classical tunes with cutting-edge repertoire.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Highly Acclaimed Contemporary Classical Ensemble (online)

Museums | New York City and American History


Founded in 1804, this American history museum holds an extensive collection of historical artifacts, works of American art, and other materials documenting the history of New York and the United States. It presents exhibitions on a variety of topics and periods in American history, such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Slavery in New York, The Hudson River School, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and much more. Proof of vaccination, ID, masks are required. Pay-as-you-wish admission available on Fridays, 6 pm - 8 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Museumss, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, New York City and American History

Performance | When the Light Goes Out: Spirits, Souls and Spooky Tales


Celebrate the legacy and a tradition of ghost stories. How do we connect with those no longer with us? What lurks in the shadows? What scares us? These are the questions the ensemble explores in When the Light Goes Out--all while giving you a good Halloween scare. This show has a suggested rating of PG-13.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Performances, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, When the Light Goes Out: Spirits, Souls and Spooky Tales

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Infusing Personal History


A talk between Alvaro Barrington and Katy Siegel, to discuss his exhibition, GARVEY 1: BIRTH - The Quiet Storm. Barrington is a painter who embraces non-traditional materials and infuses them with references to his personal and cultural history. He received his MFA from The Slade School of Art, London. Siegel is Senior Curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Thaw Chair at Stony Brook University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Artist Talk: Infusing Personal History

Movie in a Park | Candyman (1992): Horror Classic


7:00 PM: Doors Open 8:00 PM: Film Begins Student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) learns of the terrifying local legend of The Candyman (Tony Todd) - a hooked serial killer who appears when you say his name in a mirror, five times. Directed by Bernard Rose Rated: R
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Candyman (1992): Horror Classic

Performance | My Favorite Person: A Movement Theater Piece About Facing Oneself


A two-person theater movement piece exploring relationship dynamics between a man and woman using space, shape, and sound. This piece looks at cyclical, performative, perhaps even manipulative patterns that develop knowingly or instinctively during a partnership.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, My Favorite Person: A Movement Theater Piece About Facing Oneself

Concert | Authentic Hungarian Folk Music Concert


Istvan Berecz won the soloist folk dance category of the first internationally televised "Folszallott a Pava" Hungarian Talent competition in 2012 and went on to become one of the judges, which is where he started working closely with the Sarju Band. Additionally, he received the Eternal Golden Spur National Folk Dance Soloist Award, and is the Folk Music Director of the Fono Music House. The 2021 US tour of Istvan Berecz is supported by the Liszt Institute New York. The Sarju Band s young musicians from Budapest won the band of the year in 2016 as part of the "Folszallott a Pava" National Hungarian Television Talent competition. Their mission is to study and preserve authentic Hungarian village folk music while striving to keep the legacies of the old masters from the villages alive on stage and in dance houses for generations to come.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Authentic Hungarian Folk Music Concert

Concert | Bossa Nova Quartet


Enjoy live Brazilian music outdoors. Drinks are available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Bossa Nova Quartet

Concert | Latin Music


Enjoy live salsa music with Cuarteto Guatac. This event takes place each Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Latin Music

Concert | Violin and Cello Duo: Genre-Bending Music (in-person and livestream)


ARKAI duo channels the diversity of the world through genre-bending music, forging new possibilities for what a violin and cello can be. Cellist Philip Sheegog and violinist Jonathan Miron have performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and many more. Proof of full vaccination, ID and masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Violin and Cello Duo: Genre-Bending Music (in-person and livestream)

Dance Performance | A Dancer Says Goodbye to Her Studio


A live studio performance as well as the dancer's new and retrospective photography and video spanning her 40 years as an artist working in her Lower East Side studio since 1981.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, A Dancer Says Goodbye to Her Studio

Concert | Accordion, Drums, Bass, Guitar, Horns, Vocals: International Tones Anchored in Classics


UnCommon Sound ensemble: an eclectic, innovative musical experience that will take you on a journey throughout the globe, reflecting the melting pot city that gave it birth. Cordeone, vocals and the accordion, performs original music and compositions in 4 languages. He is joined by monster drum beats, the bass, horns, and blazing guitar. Doors open at 7 pm. Proof of vaccination, masks required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Accordion, Drums, Bass, Guitar, Horns, Vocals: International Tones Anchored in Classics

Classical Music | Orchestra and Mezzo-Soprano: Buoyant Melodies, Enchanting Dance Rhythms and More


Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, led by Chris Whittaker, and by mezzo-soprano Linda Collazo perform works by local composers, including Jessica Meyer's lyrical meditation on quantum mechanics, Peter Gordon's whimsical post-minimalism reimaging the words of Lou Reed, Jorge Sosa's enchanting dance rhythms, Brent Sawyer's buoyant melodies. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, Orchestra and Mezzo-Soprano: Buoyant Melodies, Enchanting Dance Rhythms and More

Dance Performance | A Dancer Says Goodbye to Her Studio


A live studio performance as well as the dancer's new and retrospective photography and video spanning her 40 years as an artist working in her Lower East Side studio since 1981.
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9:30 pm
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Dance Performances, October 29, 2021, 10/29/2021, A Dancer Says Goodbye to Her Studio
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Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

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