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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 3, 2022?

25 free events take place on Monday, October 3 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 3 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 Monday, October 3, 2022

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free events nyc Italian Fashion from A to Z (in-person and online)
free events nyc Hocus Pocus: Phantasmagorical Posters (online)
free events nyc Lukas Foss Centennial Celebration
free events nyc The world's only period instrument rock band performs J.S. Bach's Preludes and Sonatas
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Workshop | Morning Meditation


Start your day by balancing your mind, body, and spirit during instructor guided meditation. This renowned practice lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Morning Meditation

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
10:00 am
Free
Tours, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Conference | Regulating the Online Public Sphere (online)


The stakes could not be higher for finding a solution for how to regulate the global public sphere, with the survival of modern democratic governance hanging in the balance. The power the big platforms wield over public discourse has distorted the marketplace of ideas, to a point where there is broad consensus internationally that some form of state intervention is necessary. In the United States, that realization is particularly contentious as it is at odds with US tradition and the First Amendment, which favors competition over regulation not only of the economy but also of ideas. As frustrations rise over how to address these issues, and competing visions of regulation emerge from the Digital Markets Act in Europe, to the Access Act in the United States, to the Texas Social Media Law, alternative technical solutions, rather than political ones, look increasingly worthy of consideration. Speakers will discuss new models of decentralized networks and, on the second day, the different regional approaches to public and private regulation of content moderation on the internet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Regulating the Online Public Sphere (online)

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 11 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Start times: 10:30am, 12pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshops, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Juggling in the Park

Jazz | Piano in the Park


New York City's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Piano in the Park

Screening | 3 Short Documentaries on Ancestry, Decolonializing, and Diaspora


A screening and Q+A with director Suneil Sanzgiri to discuss Barobar Jagtana, his trilogy of short films. Shot with 16mm film stock that expired in 2002—the same year as the state-sponsored anti-Muslim genocide in Gujarat—and filmed amid the anti-CAA protests in Delhi, Sanzgiri's cinematic trilogy, traces lines and lineages of ancestral memory, poetry, history, songs, decoloniality and diaspora. At Home But Not at Home (2019) utilizes various modes of seeing at a distance to question the construction of identity and anti-colonial solidarity across continents. Letter from Your Far-Off Country (2020) blurs boundaries of the epistolary format through a letter written by the filmmaker directed towards a distant relative, who was a revolutionary freedom fighter, prisoner's rights activist, and Communist party leader. Golden Jubilee (2021) takes as its starting point scenes of the filmmaker’s father navigating a virtual rendering of their ancestral home in Goa, India, created using the same technologies of surveillance that mining companies use to map locations for iron ore in the region. A tool for extraction and exploitation becomes a method for preservation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, 3 Short Documentaries on Ancestry, Decolonializing, and Diaspora

Gallery Talk | Virtual Insights: Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered (online)


The most comprehensive presentation of Hirshfield’s work reevaluates the art and the reception of a singular painter who has been posthumously overlooked. This is a conversation about the artist and the making of the exhibition with exhibition curator Richard Meyer, curatorial advisor Susan Davidson, and coordinating curator Valérie Rousseau. With a focus on the painter’s textile sensibility and the force of his imagination, this program will provide an in-depth study of Hirshfield’s creative method and his art-historical relevance—past and present. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Virtual Insights: Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered (online)

Workshop | LinkedIn for Job Seekers (online)


Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile, strategies for determining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basic and advanced job search using LinkedIn, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, LinkedIn for Job Seekers (online)

Discussion | Exposome Project: Understanding Environmental Toxic Exposures (online)


Dr. Robert Wright, Director of the Mount Sinai Institute of Exposomic Research, in a conversation about material health, toxic exposures people commonly encounter in the built environment, and how this is a bigger issue than we all may realize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Exposome Project: Understanding Environmental Toxic Exposures (online)

Book Discussion | 111 Places for Kids in New York that You Must Not Miss: Insider's Guide for the Little Ones


City kids and visiting families alike know there's no better place for children than the Big Apple, and this book shows you where to take a big bite. From ultra-hip hangouts for the most urbane toddlers to natural wonders hiding in the middle of the concrete jungle, the five boroughs of New York offer children the richness and diversity of the world with the beloved traditions of home. In New York, you can explore the globe, from a Sri Lankan courtyard to a gritty parkour park to a quaint New England town ― all with a swipe of a Metrocard.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, 111 Places for Kids in New York that You Must Not Miss: Insider's Guide for the Little Ones

Gallery Talk | Hocus Pocus: Phantasmagorical Posters (online)


Chief Curator Angelina Lippert acts as emcee for another evening focusing on the wonders of magic posters and some seriously spooky cocktails. Nicholas Lowry of Swann Auction Galleries will showcase decades of posters covering all things paranormal and phantasmagoric, from the likes of Harry Houdini to the mind-bending impossibilities of sideshow necromancers. Accompanying him is Poster House's resident mixologist, Don Spiro of The Green Fairy Society, who will pair each portion of the lecture with wizardly potions worthy of the alchemist within.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Gallery Talks, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Hocus Pocus: Phantasmagorical Posters (online)

Author Reading | Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall (online)


Design critic Alexandra Lange reads from her new book. Few places have been as nostalgized, or as maligned, as malls. Since their birth in the 1950s, they have loomed large as temples of commerce, the agora of the suburbs. In their prime, they proved a powerful draw for creative thinkers such as Joan Didion, Ray Bradbury, and George Romero, who understood the mall’s appeal as both critics and consumers. Yet today, amid the aftershocks of financial crises and a global pandemic, as well as the rise of online retail, the dystopian husk of an abandoned shopping center has become one of our era’s defining images. Conventional wisdom holds that the mall is dead. But what was the mall, really? And have rumors of its demise been greatly exaggerated?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall&nbsp;(online)

Book Discussion | You Should Sit Down for This: A Memoir about Wine, Life, and Cookies


A lighthearted and supremely entertaining memoir, You Should Sit Down for This is like spending the afternoon sharing tea, fresh baked cookies, and conversation with Tamera Mowry-Housley, the fun-loving, wisdom-sharing girlfriend we all need in our lives (always ready to top off your wine!). Most of us know Tamera Mowry-Housley as a beloved TV star—one half of the memorable duo on the hit show Sister, Sister.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, You Should Sit Down for This: A Memoir about Wine, Life, and Cookies

Video | Italian Fashion from A to Z (in-person and online)


Interested in the history and development of the most renowned Italian brands? Eager to discover new upcoming designers? Curious to check out the greatest fashion schools? Don't miss the unveiling of Italian Fashion from A to Z, a 25-episode video series conceived by Grazia d'Annunzio. D'Annunzio will be joined on stage by Director Stefano Albertini to discuss the making of the series, which will be released weekly on Tuesdays beginning on October 4, 2022.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Videos, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Italian Fashion from A to Z (in-person and online)

Lecture | New Times, Better Places, Stronger Communities (online)


A lecture by Helle Søholt, founding partner and CEO of Gehl. Søholt started the company Gehl with Professor Jan Gehl in 2000. Gehl is an urban design and research consultancy offering expertise in the fields of architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and city planning. The consultancy addresses global trends with a people-focused approach, utilizing empirical analysis to understand how the built environment can promote well-being. Gehl applies this analysis to strategic planning and human-centered design to empower citizens, decision-makers, company leaders, and organizations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, New Times, Better Places, Stronger Communities (online)

Discussion | Protecting Democracy


New York State Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick moderates a public conversation with Maya Wiley, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Lizz Winstead, founder and chief creative officer of Abortion Access Front, on voter suppression, threats to election integrity, attacks on personal freedom, and how to fight back.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Protecting Democracy

Film | Animal (2021): The Place of Humankind (online through Oct. 9)


The place of humankind among the living is the main subject of this documentary. Two teenager activists (Bella Lack and Vipulan Puvaneswaran) embark on an extraordinary quest to understand the impact of the ecological crisis and sixth mass extinction of the earth’s living species, and to find better ways for humans to cohabit more harmoniously alongside other animals. To do so, they travel and meet with scientists and activists all over the globe. Director: Cyril Dion 105 min. In French with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Animal (2021): The Place of Humankind (online through Oct. 9)

Classical Music | Contemporary Music


Masks must be worn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Contemporary Music

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas, and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists Featuring: NuTribe Dance Company, Sylvain Sylvain, Wu Chien-Wei/Tussock Dance Theater                   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Dance Works-in-Progress

Discussion | Live at The Lortel: Tony- and Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Michael R. Jackson (online)


Michael R. Jackson is one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2022, and author of A Strange Loop (Playwrights Horizons 2019 world premiere in association with Page73 Productions), which won Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical, as well as the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award. This will be recorded for the podcast.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Discussions, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Live at The Lortel: Tony- and Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Michael R. Jackson (online)

Concert | Lukas Foss Centennial Celebration


Under conductor JoAnn Falletta, the Grammy-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates Lukas Foss's centennial, featuring The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Downtown Voices in a rarely performed all-Foss program. Composer, pianist, teacher, and author Lukas Foss (1922 - 2009) played a part in shaping the sound of 20th century American music. A kindred spirit of Bernstein, Foss was the Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra from 1963 to 1970. JoAnn Falletta, Conductor Nikki Chooi, Violin Amy Porter, Flute Program Lukas Foss, Ode Lukas Foss, Three American Pieces Lukas Foss, Renaissance Concerto Lukas Foss, Psalms Randall Thompson (1899 - 1984), Alleluia Lukas Foss, Symphony No. 1
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Lukas Foss Centennial Celebration

Reading | Readings by Funny Women


Readings by Elissa Bassist (Hysterical), Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body and Other Parties) and Mia Mercado (The Cut, She's Nice Though).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, Readings by Funny Women

Classical Music | The world's only period instrument rock band performs J.S. Bach's Preludes and Sonatas


Emi Ferguson, baroque flute. Ruckus: Clay Zeller-Townson, baroque bassoon; Elliot Figg, harpsichord and organ; Paul Holmes Morton, guitar; Adam Cockerham, theorbo; Coleman Itzkoff, cello; Doug Balliett, bass. Don't miss this performance of "the world's only period instrument rock band" (San Francisco Classical Voice) in music by J. S. Bach that is "a fizzing, daring display of personality and imagination" (N Y Times) Program J. S. Bach Prelude in G major, BWV 884 J. S. Bach Sonata for flute, BWV 1034 J. S. Bach Prelude in C Minor, BWV 999 J. S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 847 BWV 847 J. S. Bach Aria from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 J. S. Bach Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033 Roscoe Mitchell "Cards" from Metropolis at 440 Oakwood Drive J. S. Bach Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035 J. S. Bach Prelude in E Major, BWV 815a Face masks must be worn at all times.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, October 03, 2022, 10/03/2022, The world's only period instrument rock band performs J.S. Bach's Preludes and Sonatas
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