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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 1, 2022?

25 free events take place on Saturday, October 1 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 1 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 Saturday, October 1, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Flamenco/Jazz Fusion and Gospel Performance, Documentary Screening, Talk about Flamenco's Origin and Future
free events nyc Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers
free events nyc The Mark Morris Dance Group
free events nyc Curtain Up Broadway Festival
        

Birdwatching | Birding Park Walk


The history of birding and the park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. To celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists, Bronx birders Joe McManus and Jack Rothman alternately guide these walks. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Birdwatchings, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Birding Park Walk

Concert | Flamenco/Jazz Fusion and Gospel Performance, Documentary Screening, Talk about Flamenco's Origin and Future


Enjoy a new flamenco/jazz fusion work followed by a panel discussion on flamenco's origin and future with the performers and guests. The presentation opens with a screening of Gurumbe (2016), a documentary film exploring the fundamental contribution of Afro-Andalusians to the art of flamenco. About the film: Flamenco is synonymous with Spanish culture yet, since its inception, theorists have sidelined the fundamental contribution of Afro-Andalusians to the art form. Commercial exploitation of the American colonies brought hundreds of Africans to Spain to be enslaved. Music and dance were a fundamental part of their expression and the most important affirmation of their identity. As the Black population began to disappear from Spain in the late 19th century, so too did their contribution to this extraordinary art form. In Gurumbe: Afro-Andalusian Memories, their story is finally told. Directed by M. Angel Rosales, Spain/Mexico/Portugal/Senegal In Spanish with English subtitles. Masks and proof of vaccination are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:45 am
Free
Concerts, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Flamenco/Jazz Fusion and Gospel Performance, Documentary Screening, Talk about Flamenco's Origin and Future

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Screening | And Now Where To?: Trauma and Perceived Futures in Lebanese Cinema


Lebanese filmmakers are confronted with the question: What will Lebanon’s future look like? The screenings and conversation will engage with past and present trauma in Lebanon, an imagined future, and a dream space of “where to?" Schedule of Events: 10 am–11:30 am Screening Erased, Ascent of the Invisible (Ghassan Halwani, 2018, 76 minutes)  12 pm–1:45 pm Screening 1982 (Oualid Mouaness, 2019, 100 minutes) 3:15 pm–5:30 pm Screenings Once Upon a Revolution (Soha Shukayr, 2021, 17 minutes) Us. Lebanon. (Elijah Ghossein, 2021, 6 minutes) Filmmaker Roundtable Featuring: Ghassan Halwani; Oualid Mouaness; Soha Shukayr; Elijah Ghossein; Nico Baumbach, Film and Media Studies; and Sam Lahoud, Beirut Film Society. Moderated by Aciah Abdulsater, MA Candidate in Film and Media Studies at Columbia University School of the Arts.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, And Now Where To?: Trauma and Perceived Futures in Lebanese Cinema

Workshop | Drawing in the Park


Paint in watercolor or use pastels and other drawing materials to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape of South Cove. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Drawing in the Park

Birdwatching | Introduction to Birdwatching Walk


Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you. A member of the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Park Alliance lead an introductory walk to learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit the Park through all seasons. All levels are welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars if you have them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Birdwatchings, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Introduction to Birdwatching Walk

Park Walk | Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers


Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky: an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Park Walks, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Street Fair

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Street Fair
11:00 am
Regular: $35
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Musicals, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Family Show with Puppets

Gallery Talk | American Travelers: A Watercolor Journey Through Spain, Portugal, and Mexico: Exhibition Tour


Docent-led gallery tour of current exhibition that shares the large collection of watercolors by United States artists painted in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. Works by Hassam, Kuehne, Edwards, Peixotto, Robinson, Peets, and Petrovic are presented in conjunction with a suite of recent watercolor paintings by Timothy J. Clark. Saturdays, July 23-October 15, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, American Travelers: A Watercolor Journey Through Spain, Portugal, and Mexico: Exhibition Tour
1:00 pm
Regular: $29
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Discussions, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Award-Winning New York Times Bestselling Author About His New Novel

Birdwatching | Island Bird Walk


See the birds of the island with an 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. Saturdays, July 16-October 29, 2022
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Birdwatchings, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Island Bird Walk

Dance Performance | The Mark Morris Dance Group


MARK MORRIS is praised as "the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical" (New York Times). He formed the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) in 1980 and has since created over 150 works for the company. From 1988 to 1991, he was Director of Dance at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the national opera house of Belgium. In 1990, he founded the White Oak Dance Project with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Morris is also an acclaimed ballet choreographer, with twenty-two works commissioned by ballet companies worldwide. The repertoire includes: Water, Greek To Me, Orfeo ed Euridice (excerpts from a larger Opera), and Dancing Honeymoon (excerpts)
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, The Mark Morris Dance Group

Tour | Urban Farm Tour


Discover a world of bees, compost, and organic gardening right in New York City. This is a tour of the Urban Farm to learn about the organizations - including The Bee Conservancy, Earth Matters and GrowNYC who are making the city a little greener.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Urban Farm Tour

Classical Music | Vocal Chamber Ensembles: Songs Inspired by Middle English and Elizabethan Mystical Poetry


Vocal chamber ensemble The Faucon is a tribute to mid-20th-century and contemporary composers that created new works inspired by “mystical” Middle English and Elizabethan poetry. The ensemble 2Flutes will perform songs and vocal chamber music by John Edmunds and his contemporaries such as American composer Ramiro Cortés, perhaps the first Mexican-American to achieve recognition as a composer of music in the classical idiom, Sheree Clement, and Juliana Hall.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Vocal Chamber Ensembles: Songs Inspired by Middle English and Elizabethan Mystical Poetry

Workshop | Dance Workshop with Mark Morris Dance Group


Members of the Mark Morris Dance Group will teach excerpts from Water and Dancing Honeymoon. The adaptive dance workshop is open to everyone and does not require any previous dance experience. It will include a teaching artist demonstrating from a seated position to welcome all levels of mobility to experience this class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Dance Workshop with Mark Morris Dance Group

Dance Performance | The Mark Morris Dance Group


MARK MORRIS is praised as "the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical" (New York Times). He formed the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) in 1980 and has since created over 150 works for the company. From 1988 to 1991, he was Director of Dance at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the national opera house of Belgium. In 1990, he founded the White Oak Dance Project with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Morris is also an acclaimed ballet choreographer, with twenty-two works commissioned by ballet companies worldwide. The repertoire includes: Water, Greek To Me, Orfeo ed Euridice (excerpts from a larger Opera), and Dancing Honeymoon (excerpts)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Dance Performances, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, The Mark Morris Dance Group
4:30 pm
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Performances, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Improvisational Comedy for the Whole Family

Talk | Artist Talk: Reconstructions of Place and Identity


A first-generation American born in Chicago to Colombian and Mexican parents, Harold Mendez works with installation, photography, sculpture, and text to reference reconstructions of place and identity. His work addresses the relationships between transnational citizenship, memory and possibility, considering how history is not only an affirmed past, but a potential future. His recent work examines how reclaimed objects, makeshift monuments and images reveal a life parallel to conflict, demonstrating both factual evidence and where traces of fiction emerge. Selected exhibitions include the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Renaissance Society; Museum of Modern Art / PS1, New York; Studio Museum, Harlem; Drawing Center, New York; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Project Row Houses, Houston; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Artist Talk: Reconstructions of Place and Identity

Opening Reception | SocDoc Thesis Showcase


Featuring films from the class of 2022, including work by Mariana Baldó, Lydia Erickson, Zhaowei Hu, Sunny Liu, Xinghan Liu, JM Mitchell and Vi Zhao. Additional graduates not screening are Sonja Moses and Jabu Ndlovu.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, SocDoc Thesis Showcase
7:30 pm
Regular: $28
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Plays, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Broadway Actor in Absurdist Tale
8:00 pm
Regular: $49
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Plays, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Comedy Thriller by Emmy Nominee

Festival | Curtain Up Broadway Festival


Light the lights--the Curtain Up Broadway Festival has set a 2022 return. Set to be held September 30-October 2, the 3-day event will feature performances, a block party, and more, all culminating in a finale concert broadcast live on WABC featuring a host of Broadway favorites. A collaboration between Playbill, The Broadway League, and the Times Square Alliance, Curtain Up Broadway Festival is sponsored by Prudential Financial. Throughout the weekend, theatre fans will be able to visit a variety of interactive experiences, events, and intimate concerts, including sing-alongs, The Sing For Hope Piano, Playbill: The Game Show Live, an Alvin Ailey dance workshop and more. See link for the full schedule.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 pm
Free
Festivals, October 01, 2022, 10/01/2022, Curtain Up Broadway Festival
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to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

Regular Price: $51
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Theater | Broadway Actor in a Play About Inspiring Reality and Unexpected Uncertainty

Regular Price: $35
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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