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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 22, 2022?

31 free events take place on Saturday, October 22 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 22 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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31 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Saturday, October 22, 2022

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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Open House New York: An Extraordinary Opportunity to Experience the City
free events nyc Lower Manhattan Saratoga Yorktown Generals Tour
free events nyc Sleepy Hollow (1999) with Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci
free events nyc Arthur I Miller's Synchronicity: Encountering Carl Jung
free events nyc Architectural Puzzles: The Hidden Complexity of Renovating Cultural Spaces
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Birdwatching | Birding in the Park


The history of birding and the park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on the park's ecologically diverse grounds. To celebrate the tradition set forth by the great ornithologists, Bronx birders Joe McManus and Jack Rothman, will alternately guide the walk. 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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Birdwatchings, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Birding in the Park

Birdwatching | Hawk Watch


New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience, they recommend bringing binoculars.              
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Hawk Watch

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
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Tours, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Drawing in the Park

Workshop | Improve Your Resilience With Professional Coaching


Meet with a Resilience Coach who can assist you in developing and sustaining a positive mindset, overcoming adversity, and building confidence. Coaches provide a safe space for you to share your thoughts and be yourself, while offering personalized feedback to help you work through challenges - identifying or filling in the gap between where you are now and where they want to be personally or professionally.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Improve Your Resilience With Professional Coaching

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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Birdwatchings, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Introduction to Birdwatching Walk

Festival | Open House New York: An Extraordinary Opportunity to Experience the City


Every October, Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York's most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of OHNY Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life, and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York. See link for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Festivals, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Open House New York: An Extraordinary Opportunity to Experience the City

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
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Park Walks, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Park Tour: From Freight to Flowers

Festival | Pumpkin Point 2022


An annu-al free pump-kin patch and fall fes-ti-val, returns for 2022. Vis-i-tors are invit-ed to pick out their own pump-kins (free with sug-gest-ed dona-tion). There is a full sched-ule of events and pro-grams. Food ven-dors, includ-ing Lit-tle Eva's, Fauzi-a's Heav-en-ly Delights, and Threes Brew-ing, will be on-site with Fall-themed food and drink avail-able for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Pumpkin Point 2022

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 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Street Fair

Conference | The Bad, the Bad, and the Ugly: Russophone B-Verse Throughout the Ages


In his canny examination of the life and oeuvre of Count Khvostov, Ilya Vinitsky suggests that “if good poetry hides an author’s complexes, then bad poetry unveils them.” This observation draws our attention to a typically unexamined assumption of literary scholarship: that our objects of study must, necessarily, be “good.” Verse scholarship in the 20th and 21st centuries has made great strides in deconstructing cumbersome notions of universal artistic quality and heroic genius. It has made room in the field of poetics for literary verse that challenges long-held notions of “the good,” “the true,” and “the beautiful”—and, at long last, has given even the unabashedly ugly its due consideration. This conference embraces the notion that abject artistic failure, too, can be fertile ground for intellectual inquiry. Indeed, works of poor quality play an integral role in the formation of the canon of Russophone verse. Bad poetry defines the limits of literariness at a given historical moment, heightens the contradictions inherent in the process by which literary form coheres and “is made,” and lays the foundation for future verbal experimentation and development. In so doing, it offers us a particularly effective means of investigating relations between individual actors and literary institutions. Svetlana Boym suggests as much in her study of “commonplace writing,” positing that it becomes “a public threat,” dramatizing “the tension between writing and publishing, between writing and the presentation of the self.” For two days, investigate and celebrate “B-verse”: poetry that is hackneyed, poorly crafted, transparently self-indulgent, or otherwise artistically ineffective. The papers presented will survey “bad” verse production in a grand variety of manifestations, and from a wide range of time periods. In addition to the more traditional scholarly component, this conference will also include a workshop dedicated to translating “B-verse,” in the effort to locate “badness” in tangible literary form, and to answer broader questions about the heuristics of stylistic quality and appraisal in and out of Russian-language poetry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, The Bad, the Bad, and the Ugly: Russophone B-Verse Throughout the Ages

Festival | 2nd Annual Amsterdam Eco-Arts Festival


This festival is a joyful gathering of people on land that is usually occupied by cars. This free public program features a community planting, Native American storytelling, multidisciplinary performances, and a movement workshop for all ages. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, 2nd Annual Amsterdam Eco-Arts Festival

Festival | Harvest Festival


Celebrate the changing of the seasons at the annual Harvest Festival. Don’t miss the kick-off procession, arts and crafts, storytelling, lawn games and more—including their signature pumpkin patch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Harvest Festival

Film | Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989):Sci-Fi Comedy


The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them. Director: Joe Johnston Stars: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman 93 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989):Sci-Fi Comedy

Discussion | Boundaries and Connections: Artist in Conversation


Art­Crawl Harlem’s 2022 Artists in Res­i­dence present their series of work cre­at­ed while in res­i­dence. With: Heather Williams Daniel Clur­man Daryl Myn­tia Daniels Jaleeca Yan­cy Cj Priester
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Discussions, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Boundaries and Connections: Artist in Conversation

City Walk | Lower Manhattan Saratoga Yorktown Generals Tour


Commemorating the American victories of Saratoga on October 17, 1777 and Yorktown on October 19, 1781, visit sites in Lower Manhattan affiliated with Marinus Willett, Alexander Hamilton and Horatio Gates, the key generals in these important battles. This unique tour will visit little-known places in plain sight of which many New Yorkers are unaware relating to New York City's Revolutionary War history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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City Walks, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Lower Manhattan Saratoga Yorktown Generals Tour

Jazz | Rare Music From Louis Armstrong Archive


A panel discussion of Louis Armstrong's contribution to African American culture via music, followed by a concert featuring rarely heard works by Armstrong found in the Armstrong Archives. The panel will feature: Dr. Stephen Lewis - Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Hannah Grantham - Curatorial Assistant for Music & Performing Arts at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Ulysses Owens Jr - Armstrong Now Artist in Residence Regina Bain - LAHM Executive Director Ricky Riccardi - LAHM Director of Research Collections Jake Goldbas - LAHM Program Director The concert will feature an all-star band led by Ulysses Owens Jr., drums, featuring Alphonso Horne, trumpet; Birsa Chatterjee, saxophone; Luther Allison, piano; Philip Norris, bass; Milton Suggs, vocals; Shenel Johns, vocals Performer, producer and educator Ulysses Owens Jr. has gained widespread acclaim in the jazz world for his performances on Grammy Award-winning albums by Kurt Elling and The Christian McBride Big Band, in addition to five Grammy nominated albums with Joey Alexander, Christian McBride Trio, John Beasley's Monk'estra, and Gregory Porter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Rare Music From Louis Armstrong Archive

Screening | Sleepy Hollow (1999) with Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci


Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman. Directed by Tim Burton Also starring Miranda Richardson, Christopher Lee, and Jeffrey Jones. Rated R 106 minutes Enjoy a free screening of the film, as well as a recommended reading list based on the movie.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Screenings, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Sleepy Hollow (1999) with Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci

Play | Arthur I Miller's Synchronicity: Encountering Carl Jung


This play brings alive the intriguing encounters of Carl Jung and the brilliant, brash young physicist Wolfgang Pauli - and some strange synchronistic events. Written by Arthur I Miller, Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at University College London. He is the author of Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art and other books including Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time, and the Beauty That Causes Havoc.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Plays, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Arthur I Miller's Synchronicity: Encountering Carl Jung

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
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Birdwatchings, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Island Bird Walk

Discussion | Sustainability in Architecture: Contemporary Examples from Practitioners


How can we reduce the environmental footprint when renovating existing buildings? Experts from the Architecture and Engineering field present their latest projects and case studies. They talk about new challenges and new technologies in the transformation of existing building stock into a sustainable future.
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Discussions, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Sustainability in Architecture: Contemporary Examples from Practitioners

Opening Reception | Aaron Krach: Sculpture of the 20th Century


An exhibition of collages by artist Aaron Krach to coincide with the release of his newest monograph of the same name and its launch at Printed Matter’s 2022 NY Art Book Fair.
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Opening Receptions, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Aaron Krach: Sculpture of the 20th Century

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


Informal showings of new works in varying stages of development. Showings are followed by a reception, conversation, and Q&A between the artists. With DonChristian Jones, Stacy Matthew Spence
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Dance Performances, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Dance Works-in-Progress

Film | Hidden Figures (2016): Black Women at NASA, with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer


The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Director: Theodore Melfi Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae 127 min.
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Films, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Hidden Figures (2016): Black Women at NASA, with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

Discussion | Architectural Puzzles: The Hidden Complexity of Renovating Cultural Spaces


Architectural puzzles challenge architects in the renovation of NYC's small and medium-size cultural institutions, particularly those housed in historic buildings. 21st-century renovations require designers to finesse big ideas within tight constraints. A panel of distinguished architects to discuss the hidden complexities -- and exciting visions -- behind the intricate renewal of several NYC cultural institutions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Discussions, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Architectural Puzzles: The Hidden Complexity of Renovating Cultural Spaces

Classical Music | Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue


Enjoy taditional programs of repertoire for the pipe organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue

Classical Music | Contemporary Works Performed on Violin with Piano Ensemble (In Person and Online)


Laura Goldberg, violin, featuring the ArtsAhimsa Ensemble: Kate Dillingham, cello; Anna Royzman, piano; Yolanda F. Johnson, soprano Program Moshe S. Knoll Twilight Serenade Gabriela Lena Frank (1972 - ) Four Folk Songs Behzad Ranjbaran (1955 - ) Shiraz Traditional Songs (arr. Moshe S. Knoll, Moses Hogan) Four Spirituals Masks are required.
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Concerts, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Contemporary Works Performed on Violin with Piano Ensemble (In Person and Online)

Opening Reception | Adam Stennett: Isometric Blindness


The new work continues Stennett’s exploration of perceived reality, utopia, dystopia, and the human condition. It includes vague references to historical atrocities, corruption, and absurdly criminal failures committed by governments, institutions, corporations and individuals. “Miracle chemicals” are marketed as saviors. Humans and animals are dusted with glee. Water supplies are tainted. People drink poison for decades. Profit above all else. This is a continuing story and not an isolated event. It is a system of skewed priorities that rolls over us like heavy clouds. The main gallery space contains an immersive installation involving water, objects, video, and sound, partially inspired by a transcendental bout of Montezuma’s Revenge the artist experienced during a trip to Mexico back in February. This overwhelming reaction of the body, coupled with witnessing dead turtles strangled by vast swaths of rotting Sargassum, helped to set the tone for the creation of this work. An adjacent, secondary space features black and white, hyperreal paintings on paper. The imagery includes flowing dark water echoing the video projection in the main space along with still life paintings and Xerox copies depicting historically significant, and culturally charged objects. The imagery alludes, with a continuing dark humor, to the shortsightedness and futility of humans in general. The failures that repeat themselves, circle around indefinitely, and appear to be the inevitable destiny of humanity.
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Opening Receptions, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Adam Stennett: Isometric Blindness

Concert | Force!: An In-Progress Opera (in-person and online)


Angel Bat Dawid and Anna Martine Whitehead return in concert with Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty and an in-progress preview of Whitehead’s opera in three acts. Angel Bat Dawid, Artistic Director, Piano/Keys, Vocals, Electronics, Clarinet SophiYah E., Synthesizer, Vocals, Sound Bowls Monique Golding, Vocals and Saxophone Erica "Eva Supreme" Nwachukwu, Vocals
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Concerts, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Force!: An In-Progress Opera (in-person and online)

Dance Performance | Cracks of Light: Dance Highlighting the Struggle Against Domestic Violence


Cracks of Light bears witness to survivors of intimate partner violence in two evenings in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence. In the first in-person performances in nearly two years, the events showcase the powerful Move to Move Beyond Storytellers in new and reimagined live pieces alongside video work crafted during the height of the pandemic.  We continue to hold space for each other and for the guiding interpersonal and societal question – ‘How are we moving through together?’
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, October 22, 2022, 10/22/2022, Cracks of Light: Dance Highlighting the Struggle Against Domestic Violence
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Play | Heartwarming Holiday Play with Broadway Actors

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Classical Music | Jazz and Classical Piano Music at a Landmark Venue

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