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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 7, 2022?

30 free events take place on Friday, October 7 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 7 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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30 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, October 7, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc ?Moda Hoy! Latin American Fashion
free events nyc Pop, Jazz, Country, and More in a Historic Outdoors Space
free events nyc Siren of the Tropics (1927): French Melodrama with Josephine Baker
free events nyc Gertrude's Nose: A Tap Opera on Film
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Symposium | ?Moda Hoy! Latin American Fashion


The symposium provides an opportunity for museum curators Tanya Melendez-Escalante and Melissa Marra-Alvarez to engage with the general public and the academic community in preparation for the upcoming exhibition of the same title slated to open in spring of 2023. By exploring the work of fashion designers of Latin American heritage, the symposium will shed new light on Latin American and Latinx fashion. Topics favored by these designers include politics, sustainability, art, Indigenous heritage, gender, and popular culture. Speakers include: William Cruz Bermeo, professor in the Clothing Design Program at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, in Medellin, Colombia; Mexican independent curator Ana Elena Mallet; and Hanayra Negreiros, Adjunct Curator of Fashion at the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo; as well as designers, Willy Chavarria, Brenda Equihua, and Barbara Sanchez-Kane.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Symposiums, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, ?Moda Hoy! Latin American Fashion

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 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Street Fair

Park Walk | Guided Tour of Little Island


Landscape architect Signe Nielsen teaches you all about how Little Island came to be and the ever-evolving landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Guided Tour of Little Island

Park Walk | Guided Tour of Little Island


Landscape architect Signe Nielsen teaches you all about how Little Island came to be and the ever-evolving landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free
Park Walks, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Guided Tour of Little Island

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 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, 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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12:30 pm
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Concerts, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Piano in the Park

Gallery Talk | Experimental Marriage: Women in Early Hollywood: Curatorial Tour


Collections Manager Melissa Walker leads a curatorial tour of the exhibition. Learn about the women who shaped the early silent film industry through lobby cards for movies written, directed, produced, art-directed, or edited by them. Questions strongly encouraged.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Experimental Marriage: Women in Early Hollywood: Curatorial Tour

Book Discussion | Iris Murdoch's The Sea, The Sea (online)


An ongoing discussion of Iris Murdoch's 1978 Booker Prize winning novel The Sea, The Sea. When self-satisfied playwright and director Charles Arrowby decided to withdraw from the world and reside in a house by the sea to write his memoirs, he never expected to encounter his first love, Mary Hartley Fitch. Although he has not seen her since they were children and she is almost unrecognisable in old age, he becomes obsessed by her, idealising his former relationship with her and attempting to persuade her to elope with him. Dame Jean Iris Murdoch DBE was an Irish and British novelist best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first published novel, Under the Net (1954), was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Her 1978 novel The Sea, the Sea won the Booker Prize. In 1987, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to literature, and in 2008, The Times ranked Murdoch twelfth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Book Discussions, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Iris Murdoch's The Sea, The Sea (online)

Conference | Future Forum: Fabricating the Future


Interested in fashion sustainability and want to learn about what textile innovations are happening on both sides of the Atlantic? This event is for you. It brings together German and American designers, researchers, and entrepreneurs to discuss the future of sustainable fashion including fashion policy, biomaterials, and fashion and costume design. Isabel Slone - Journalist and Critic, New York Times, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE Gwyn Conaway - Costume Concept Artist, Costume Designers Guild IATSE 892 Barbro Scholz - E-textiles Designer-Researcher, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences / StühmerScholz Design Natascha von Hirschhausen - Zero-Waste Fashion Designer Matthias Finkbeiner - Chair of Sustainable Engineering, Technical University Berlin  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Conferences, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Future Forum: Fabricating the Future

Symposium | Identity Reimagined: Reframing La Colección


A special symposium dedicated to new scholarship that rethinks the critical histories that have shaped the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Together, we will contextualize the museum’s unique intersection of art, activism, and Latinx culture, with specific emphasis on its founding Nuyorican community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Identity Reimagined: Reframing La Colecci&oacute;n

Symposium | Identity Reimagined: Reframing La Coleccion (online)


A special symposium dedicated to new scholarship that rethinks the critical histories that have shaped the Museum's Permanent Collection. it will contextualize the museum's unique intersection of art, activism, and Latinx culture, with specific emphasis on its founding Nuyorican community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Identity Reimagined: Reframing La Coleccion (online)

Film | The Lost City (2022): Comedy-Action with Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum


Comedy adventure about a search for an ancient lost city. Directed by Aaron and Adam Nee Rating PG-13 Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, The Lost City (2022): Comedy-Action with Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum

Discussion | Trust in Science (online)


The panel conversation focuses on higher education science pedagogy and how different approaches to teaching science have the potential to instill/foster trust in the scientific process. A college science class may be one of the last times many students who are not planning to pursue careers in STEM-related fields will participate in organized science education. Yet, this does not mean they never have to interact with science again. The panelists will discuss how to promote scientific literacy in higher education to provide students with the tools to make evidence-based decisions about the health and environmental issues they will face outside of the classroom in the communities in which they live and work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Discussions, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Trust in Science (online)

Concert | Pop, Jazz, Country, and More in a Historic Outdoors Space


Gramercy Street Band showcases a variety of well-known pop, folk, jazz, Motown, country, soft rock, and R&B music. The band is a New York City group of friends and music lovers who are inspired to bring entertainment and joy to communities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:50 pm
Free
Concerts, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Pop, Jazz, Country, and More in a Historic Outdoors Space

Book Discussion | Michael De Fao: Out of Fashion


Artist Michael De Feo in conversation with curator RJ Rushmore on the new book Out of Fashion. This publication explores De Feo’s flower paintings created directly on fashion advertising posters removed from bus shelters. Learn more about the artist’s approach and process during this wide-ranging conversation. Questions strongly encouraged.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Book Discussions, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Michael De Fao: Out of Fashion

Poetry Reading | 2 Poets Read and Discuss Their Work


Kaveh Akbar's poems appear in The New Yorker, Paris Review, The New York Times, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. He is the author of two books of poetry—Pilgrim Bell (Graywolf 2021) and Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James 2017)—and the editor of The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse. Born in Tehran, Iran, Kaveh teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph and Warren Wilson college. He serves as Poetry Editor for The Nation. Rae Armantrout’s recent book Finalists (Wesleyan 2022) “emanates the radiant astonishment of living thought.” Charles Bernstein says, “Her sheer, often hilarious, ingenuity is an aesthetic triumph.” Armantrout’s book, Conjure, was named one of  the 10 “best books”  of 2020 by Library Journal.  Her 2018 book, Wobble, was a finalist for the National Book Award that year. Her other books with Wesleyan include Partly:
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, 2 Poets Read and Discuss Their Work

Birdwatching | Park Birding Tour


Spot a wonderful diversity of birds that visit the park during migratory season with guided tours by NYC Audubon. Located in the heart of Midtown, our park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Park Birding Tour

Gallery Talk | Masked Vigilantes on Silent Motorbikes: Curatorial Tour


Curator RJ Rushmore leads a curatorial tour the contemporary art exhibition. Learn how the artists like Swoon, KAWS, Jilly Ballistic and more use posters as a medium from which to create entirely new works of art, repurposing the language of mass communication. Discover how advertising shapes our built environment and how artists leverage sanctioned and unsanctioned public art to disrupt what is commonplace.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Masked Vigilantes on Silent Motorbikes: Curatorial Tour

Book Discussion | The Hundred Waters: A New Novel from Pulitzer Winner Michael Cunningham


Formerly a model and photographer trying to make it in New York, Louisa Rader is back in her affluent hometown of Nearwater, Connecticut, where she’s married to a successful older architect, raising a preteen daughter, and trying to vitalize the provincial local art center. As the years pass, she’s grown restless in her safe and comfortable routine, haunted by the flash of the life she used to live. When intense and intriguing young artist-environmentalist Gabriel arrives in town with his aristocratic family, his impact on the Raders has hothouse effects. As Gabriel pushes to realize his artistic vision for the world, he pulls both Louisa and her daughter Sylvie under his spell, with consequences that disrupt the Raders’ world forever. A strange, sexy, and sinister novel of art and obsession, in The Hundred Waters Acampora gives us an incisive, page-turning story of ambition, despair, desire, and the pursuit of fulfillment and freedom at all costs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, The Hundred Waters: A New Novel from Pulitzer Winner Michael Cunningham

Book Discussion | Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Life and Times of a Caged Bird (online)


A major poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) was one of the first African American writers to garner international recognition in the wake of emancipation. In this definitive biography, the first full-scale life of Dunbar in half a century, Gene Andrew Jarrett offers a revelatory account of a writer whose Gilded Age celebrity as the "poet laureate of his race" hid the private struggles of a man who, in the words of his famous poem, felt like a "caged bird" that sings. Author Gene Andrew Jarrett is Dean of the Faculty and William S. Tod Professor of English at Princeton University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Life and Times of a Caged Bird (online)

Film | Siren of the Tropics (1927): French Melodrama with Josephine Baker


Marquis Severo, a rich, lazy Parisian, wants to divorce his wife so that he can marry his own goddaughter Denise. But Denise herself loves Andre Berval, an engineer employed by the marquis. Filled with jealousy, the marquis sends Andre to the Antilles, to prospect some land he has just acquired. He promises Andre that he can marry Denise if he is successful in the tropics, but he then writes to Alvarez, his manager at the site, asking him to prevent Andre from ever returning to France. Directors: Henri Etievant, Mario Nalpas Stars: Josephine Baker, Georges Melchior, Regina Dalthy 86 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Films, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Siren of the Tropics (1927): French Melodrama with Josephine Baker

Lecture | An Invincible Beast: Understanding the Hellenistic Pike Phalanx in Action (online)


With: Professor Christopher Matthew, Lecturer in Ancient History, Australian Catholic University. The Hellenistic pike-phalanx was a true military innovation, transforming the face of warfare in the ancient world. For nearly 200 years, from the rise of the Macedonians as a military power in the mid-fourth century BC, to their defeat at the hands of the Romans at Pydna in 168BC, the pike-wielding heavy infantryman (the phalangite) formed the basis of nearly every Hellenistic army to deploy on battlefields stretching from Italy to India. And yet, despite this dominance, and the vast literature dedicated to detailing the history of the Hellenistic world, there remains fierce debate among modern scholars about how infantry combat in this age was actually conducted. Christopher Matthews critically examines phalanx combat by using techniques such as physical re-creation, experimental archaeology, and ballistics testing, and then comparing the findings of this testing to the ancient literary, artistic and archaeological evidence, as well as modern theories. The result is the most comprehensive and up-to-date study of what heavy infantry combat was like in the age of Alexander the Great and his successors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, An Invincible Beast: Understanding the Hellenistic Pike Phalanx in Action (online)

Performance | Tarot Card Reading: Performance Art


Celebrate the start of ~spooky season~ with multihyphenate public artist Maia Lorian. She will be leading a single-card tarot reading from. Let this performative consultation with the cards guide you into the last few months of the year and get a glimpse of Lorian's impressive public art interventions. Maia Lorian is an actor, creator, Native New Yorker, and artistic director of A Presidential Parody--a guerrilla art ad takeover with live street art performances and interventions around NYC. As an artist, her work has been featured in Hyperallergic, The Nation, Street Art NYC, and many others outlets.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Tarot Card Reading: Performance Art

Concert | Works by J.S. Bach for guitar and clarinet, and more


Nora Spielman, guitar, and Kathryn Vetter, clarinet, perform rarely heard works by composers J.S. Bach, Ferdinand Rebay, Libby Larsen, and Andre Victor Correia. Program Chiquinha Gonzaga (1847 - 1935), Altraente Libby Larsen (1950 - ), Blue Thirds J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750), selections from Violin Partita No.1 BWV 1002 Chiquinha Gonzaga (1847 - 1935), Gaucho Luke Ellard (1989 - ), Broad Strokes Ferdinand Rebay (1880 - 1953), Clarinet Sonata in D minor Masks are required First come, first served
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Works by J.S. Bach for guitar and clarinet, and more

Classical Music | New Compositions


Masks must be worn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, New Compositions

Dance Performance | Unbound: A haus of haunts


Enjoy a spooky, immersive dance experience inspired by the works of Emily Dickinson. Come and explore the catacombs of a daemon, have an encounter with a witch's coven, or party at the vampire banquet as the story unfolds. Pick a room, follow a character, explore the library. There's a haunt in every corner.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Unbound: A haus of haunts

Screening | Gertrude's Nose: A Tap Opera on Film


Gertrude's Nose is billed as a tap dance oratorio and a soundscape for tap, vocalese and poetry. Created by Brenda Bufalino in collaboration with guest artist /jazz vocalist Jay Clayton, it featured dancers from the American Tap Dance Orchestra and others. The evening is hosted by Artistic Director Tony Waag with an open discussion with Tap Master Brenda Bufalino and surprise guests directly following. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
$5 suggested donation
Screenings, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Gertrude's Nose: A Tap Opera on Film

Dance Performance | Unbound: A haus of haunts


Enjoy a spooky, immersive dance experience inspired by the works of Emily Dickinson. Come and explore the catacombs of a daemon, have an encounter with a witch's coven, or party at the vampire banquet as the story unfolds. Pick a room, follow a character, explore the library. There's a haunt in every corner.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:15 pm
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Dance Performances, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Unbound: A haus of haunts

Dance Performance | Unbound: A haus of haunts


Enjoy a spooky, immersive dance experience inspired by the works of Emily Dickinson. Come and explore the catacombs of a daemon, have an encounter with a witch's coven, or party at the vampire banquet as the story unfolds. Pick a room, follow a character, explore the library. There's a haunt in every corner.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Dance Performances, October 07, 2022, 10/07/2022, Unbound: A haus of haunts
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Performance | A Blend of Christmas Carols and ?olourful Dance

Regular Price: $30.00
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Classical Music | Jazz and Classical Piano Music at a Landmark Venue

Regular Price: $44
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