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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 30, 2021?

18 free events take place on Saturday, October 30 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 30 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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18 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Saturday, October 30, 2021

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

Fair | Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors


Search for hidden gems as you browse through 50-60 vendors of antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage and collectibles. There is also a selection of food vendors and a bar. The fair takes place rain or shine, each Sat and Sun 8 am - 5 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Fairs, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors

Tour | Harriet Tubman and Maryland's Underground Railroad Sites (livestream)


Join the tour of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad sites in Maryland, a network of secret routes and safe houses used by enslaved African-Americans to escape into free states and Canada. Learn how Harriet successfully escaped from slavery and how she then heroically led others to freedom. The program will focus on Harriet Tubman's (1822-1913) inspirational life and feature many of the Underground Railroad sites in Maryland associated with her.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Harriet Tubman and Maryland's Underground Railroad Sites (livestream)

Museums | Jewish History: Centuries of Art


One of the largest collections of art and Jewish culture in the world, it focuses both on artifacts of Jewish history and on modern and contemporary art. Works in the collection are presented as distinctive creative expressions and as bearers of the stories of those who made, owned, used, preserved, and sometimes transformed them. The exhibition speaks of the vast range of Jewish experiences across the globe and over time, made tangible through artistic expression. It is both a mirror of Jewish identities and an inspiration for the formation of new ones. Proof of vaccination required. Admission each Sat is free.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Museumss, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Jewish History: Centuries of Art

Dance Performance | Dance Works in Development (online)


Informal virtual showings of new works in varying stages of development. Followed by a conversation and Q&A between the artists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Dance Performances, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Dance Works in Development (online)

Festival | Halloween Harvest Festival


The annual Halloween Harvest Festival, featuring a doggie costume contest; pumpkin carving and catapulting competition; artist-led workshops, and the Shinbone Alley Stilt Band.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Festivals, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Halloween Harvest Festival

Performance | Musical Storytime! (in-person and online)


Join Bravo the dog and his theatre friends as they bring picture books to life with live original music. Listen to 3 stories, play a few games, sing a song. Bravo will greet you and happily receive belly rubs! Duration: approximately 20 minutes. Takes place every Sat at 1 pm (not on Nov 13 & 27 and Dec 25th). New stories and games each month. All patrons over the age of 12 - must show proof of vaccination. All patrons over the age of 2 must wear a mask. Appropriate for all ages, recommended for 4+.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Performances, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Musical Storytime! (in-person and online)

Birdwatching | Island Bird Walk


Meet the birds of Governors Island with one of their expert guides. Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow. Limited to 10. Saturdays, July 3-October 30, 2021 (except July 17)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Birdwatchings, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Island Bird Walk

Staged Reading | Tea Time: Cast Reading and Discussion


This play celebrates Black history and Black futures. We will take up space, existing in our now and our next, by honoring the dreams of our ancestors and creating a future for our children. Actors will perform a live reading of the performance piece.. Following the live reading, there will be an open share for attending participants. The cast Q&A consists of conversations around afrofuturism and unconventional forms of protest post-2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Staged Readings, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Tea Time: Cast Reading and Discussion

Dance Performance | Community Circle Dance from India


A community circle dance with roots in the northwestern Indian state of Gujarat. It pays homage to life's cyclical nature while noting that God always remains unchanged.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Dance Performances, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Community Circle Dance from India

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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5:00 pm
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Concerts, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Orchestra and Mezzo-Soprano: Buoyant Melodies, Enchanting Dance Rhythms and More

Dance Performance | Vividly Colored Dance Performance


This the result of a multi-year collaboration between a choreographer and a composer as wells an examination of the body in space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Dance Performances, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Vividly Colored Dance Performance

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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7:30 pm
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Dance Performances, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, A Dancer Says Goodbye to Her Studio

Classical Music | Grammy-Winning Cellist and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer/Singer


A performance by Grammy winners: a cellist and a composer/singer, who is also a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Grammy-Winning Cellist and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer/Singer

Classical Music | Choral Works by J.S. Bach


Maestro Harold Rosenbaum and Grammy-nominated New York Virtuoso Singers perfom all the choral movements from Bach's Cantatas 38 through 48. Piano accompaniment by Will Healy. Founded in 1988, The New York Virtuoso Singers has collaborated with The Riverside Symphony, The American Composers Orchestra, The Orchestra of St. Luke's, The American Symphony, Bang on a Can and has been featured on WQXR. The chorus has also performed on Lincoln Center's Great Performers Series. Conductor Harold Rosenbaum has given the world premieres of about 475 works. He has performed with The New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, Paul Taylor Dance Company, P.D.Q. Bach (in Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall), Opera Dolce. The New York Times praised him as "an astute programmer with an ear for the unusual". Proof of vaccination and masks required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Choral Works by J.S. Bach

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 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Orchestra and Mezzo-Soprano: Buoyant Melodies, Enchanting Dance Rhythms and More

Concert | Syrian Music: Vocal and Instrumental


Syrian Ornaments showcases instrumental and vocal compositions written from the 1700s through today, ranging from traditional to innovative. Each piece illustrates the ornamental beauty of Syrian music. Ensemble: Samer Ali, violin MQ Dalal, oud (lute-type stringed instrument) Zahra AlZubaidi, vocals Marissa Arciola, bass Nezih Antakli, riq (tambourin)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, Syrian Music: Vocal and Instrumental

Movie in a Park | The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) with a Live Score


Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses somnambulist Cesare to commit murders in this silent horror classic. Director: Robert Wiene Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher 67 min. Live score provided by the Flushing Remonstrance. Preceded by live music and DJs. See link for COVID protocols.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) with a Live Score

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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9:30 pm
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Dance Performances, October 30, 2021, 10/30/2021, A Dancer Says Goodbye to Her Studio
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