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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 31, 2021?

16 free events take place on Sunday, October 31 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 31 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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16 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Sunday, October 31, 2021

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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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Others, October 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, Memento Mori: An Interactive Installation

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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Fairs, October 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, Flea Market: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More

City Walk | Haunted Flatiron Tour: Chasing Ghosts, Monsters and Superheroes


A special Halloween-themed walking tour will feature spooky stories and scary events that happened in the neighborhood. Participants will learn about the Eden Musee which opened on March 28, 1884 in an impressive stone building at 55 West 23rd Street. The amusement center housed a large collection of waxworks and the infamous Chamber of Horrors. After the Eden Musee closed in 1915, the Chamber of Horrors was purchased at an auction and exhibited at the Coney Island Eden Musee until a fire destroyed the collection of wax figures in 1928. The tour will also feature stories about the filming of the hit movies Godzilla and Spider-Man in the neighborhood. See link for COVID protocols.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
City Walks, October 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, Haunted Flatiron Tour: Chasing Ghosts, Monsters and Superheroes

Tour | Monet's Giverny - A Home and Garden (livestream)


Claude Monet lived and painted in Giverny from 1883 to his death in 1926. He purchased a house and property and began a vast landscaping project which included lily ponds that would become the subjects of his best-known works. He began painting the water lilies in 1899, first in vertical views with a Japanese bridge as a central feature and later in the series of large-scale paintings that was to occupy him continuously for the next 20 years. Monet gained much of his inspiration from his gardens and believed it was important to surround himself with nature and paint outdoors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, Monet's Giverny - A Home and Garden (livestream)

Classical Music | Sacred Choral Music


Choral works by John Merbecke, Thomas Tallis, and Christopher Tye.  Followed by a light lunch of cold cooked meats, greens, bread. Soft drinks and wine are served. Proof of vaccination required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, Sacred Choral Music

Jazz | Halloween, Jazz Style


Celebrate Halloween Boogie Man Style. A Halloween edition concert with live singers, live dancers, a live band, and a high-energy floor show. Costumes encouraged. Experience Swing, Blues, Latin Jazz, and Jazz House come to life with an incredible stage show. Listen to several popular jazz standards performed in new ways, plus, fun Halloween twists on favorite hits like "Witchcraft," "Fever," "I Put a Spell on You," and other spooktacular tunes and mysterious treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, Halloween, Jazz Style

Festival | Outdoor Village Halloween Costume Ball


Performances, a costume competition and dancing to the music of swing and Latin bands are planned in a series of daylong events  2:00 PM A sizzling hour of entertainment begins with Cobu, the all-female Japanese Taiko drumming and dance troupe led by Yako Miyamoto with Ayaha Otsuka, Mayu Yamashita, Micro Fukuyama and Kana Matsui.  Also: musical selections from this summer’s Theater for the New City Street Theater; Belly Dance with Carol Tendava; Yip Harburg Rainbow Troupe; Elizabeth Ruf; Glitter Kitty; Justine J. Hall; Reverend Billy; Wycherly Sisters.  A table of face-painting will be provided to keep the children happy. Trick-or-treaters will receive wrapped candy. 3:00 PM Dancing in the street with Art Lillard’s Heavenly Big Band, a 17-piece swing orchestra. 4:30 PM Costume judging and prizes with the “Monsters and Miracles Costume Parade.” All costumed attendees are invited to march past a panel of celebrity judges.  Winners will receive one-year passes to TNC and a bottle of Moet Chandon champagne. Attendees will be judged in such categories as “Most Booster-Shot,” “Most Stimulus Packaged,” “Most Flood Controlled,” “Most Welcoming,” “Most Ozoned,” “Most Demilitarized,” “Most Solar,” “Most Herd Immunity” and “Most Economical.”  Emceed by T. Scott Lilly. 5:30 PM Dancing with Mr. Pablo’s Latin Dance Band. 7:15 PM “The Red and Black Masque,” an annual Medieval ritual show written by Arthur Sainer, scored by David Tice and directed by Crystal Field which is performed by torchlight.  The audience will be invited to participate. 7:30 – 10:30 PM: Chop Shop Theater– a succession of free, live, 10-minute performances staged in the theater’s set shop for audiences outside who watch through an open garage door on East Tenth Street.  The theater’s set shop is outfitted with an elaborate set by Mark Marcante and Lytza Colon, full stage lighting by Alexander Bartenieff and a four-mic sound system.  This attraction was invented last year for TNC’s Halloween celebration and played 23 weekly installments throughout the winter.  The growing list of performers includes Cobu, Peter Dizozza, Vinie Burrows, Lei Zhou, Ben Harburg, Bina Sharif, Inma Heredia, Ian Gordon, Katherine Adamenko, F Murray Abraham*, David Lewis, Lissa Moira, Carol Tandava, Zero Boy, Danielle Aziza.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, October 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, Outdoor Village Halloween Costume Ball

Festival | Outdoor Village Halloween Costume Ball -- with Oscar-Winning Actor F. Murray Abraham


Theater for the New City is taking its annual Village Halloween Costume Ball, a tradition for nearly 50 years, on the road this year with big bands, dancing in the street, singers, dancers and more, holding the party outdoors. Performers are slated to include F. Murray Abraham and a diverse roster of artists ranging from Cobu, an all-female Japanese dance and drum group, to performance artists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Festivals, October 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, Outdoor Village Halloween Costume Ball -- with Oscar-Winning Actor F. Murray Abraham

Discussion | Tricks & Treats: Revisited! A 40th Anniversary Look Back at Coney Island (online)


If you love the Mermaid Parade, Coney Island Circus Sideshow, the Coney Island Museum, or any other part of CIUSA'S dynamic programming, come hear about how it all began. Dick Zigun and Paul Zaloom as they discuss Tricks & Treats at the Wax Musee. This 1981 event launched CIUSA, and was a Halloween celebration of Coney Island's World in Wax, which was the oldest wax museum in the country at the time. The show featured art installations, dance, music, film, performance art, and puppets. The original twelve-hour event was organized by Zigun, who is CIUSA's founder and artistic director, and the show opened with object performance from Zaloom, who by that time had already made strides in his prolific puppet career.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, Tricks & Treats: Revisited! A 40th Anniversary Look Back at Coney Island (online)

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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Performances, October 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, When the Light Goes Out: Spirits, Souls and Spooky Tales

Parade | 48th Annual Halloween Parade!


Witness or participate in the nation's largest public Halloween celebration!
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Parades, October 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, 48th Annual Halloween Parade!

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 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, A Dancer Says Goodbye to Her Studio

Screening | Destiny (1921): Thriller With Live Organ Music


As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and is sequestered behind a huge doorless, windowless wall. The woman finds a mystic entrance and is met by Death, who tells her three separate stories set in exotic locales, all involving circumstances similar to hers. In each story, a woman, trying to save her lover from his ultimate tragic fate, fails. The young lady realizes the meaning of the tales and takes the only step she can to reunite herself with her lover. Directed by Fritz Lang. Live music accompaniment by Parker Ramsay, organ. Proof of full vaccination required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
Free
Screenings, October 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, Destiny (1921): Thriller With Live Organ Music

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 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, A Dancer Says Goodbye to Her Studio

Opera | Cesare, Child of Night: A Horror Opera Based on The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (livestream)


Cesare, Child of Night is a one-act electroacoustic opera based on the 1920 German silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - acclaimed by film critic Roger Ebert as "the first true horror film" and by film reviewer Danny Peary as "cinema's first cult film and a precursor for arthouse films." Directed by Emmy nominee Stewart Schill (American Crime Story).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 31, 2021, 10/31/2021, Cesare, Child of Night: A Horror Opera Based on The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (livestream)
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Performance | A Blend of Christmas Carols and ?olourful Dance

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Classical Music | Piano Works by Mozart, Liszt, Ravel, Mahler, and More

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