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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 24, 2022?

27 free events take place on Monday, October 24 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 24 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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27 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, October 24, 2022

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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Honoring Russian Anti-Corruption Activist Alexei Navalny, with Mikhail Baryshnikov
free events nyc A conversation with two-time Tony Award winning playwright and director
free events nyc Live at The Lortel: 3-Time Tony Award-Nominated Actor Robin De Jesus (online)
free events nyc Austrian Folk Music and Original Compositions: more than 20 instruments on stage
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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 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Improve Your Resilience With Professional Coaching

Workshop | A beginner-friendly workshop about creating collages


Learn to explore different visual art movements and themes by using different art mediums and techniques in this collage class. This workshop is beginner level, and is a judgment free zone meant to encourage creative freedom.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, A beginner-friendly workshop about creating collages

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 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Discussion | An African Filmmaker in the United States (online)


A conversation with filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu, who will discuss a collection of her short films. Through documentary and dramatic forms, as well as installation, Akosua Adoma Owusu's work addresses the collision of identities, where the African immigrant located in the United States has a "triple consciousness.” Owusu interprets Du Bois’ notion of double consciousness and creates a third cinematic space or consciousness, representing diverse identities including feminism, queerness and African immigrants interacting in African, white American, and black American culture. Her films range from cinematic essays to experimental narratives to reconstructed Black popular media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, An African Filmmaker in the United States (online)

Book Discussion | Kevin Chen's Upcoming Book Ghost Town (in person and online)


Join Kevin Chen to talk about his upcoming English-translated novel Ghost Town, his first new work in 12 years. Ghost Town takes place in Yongjing, a small town in central Taiwan whose name means "Eternal Peace" but it is anything but peaceful. It is the birthplace of Chen Tien-Hong - youngest of seven siblings and result of parents who desperately wanted a son but instead got only daughters. He turns out to be gay, and so must to run away from home. Told in a myriad of voices - both living and dead - and moving through time with deceptive ease, Ghost Town weaves a mesmerizing web of family secrets and countryside superstitions, the search for identity and clash of cultures. Kevin Chen began his artistic career as a cinema actor, starring in the Taiwanese and German films Ghosted, Kung Bao Huhn, and Global Player. Now based in Germany, he is a staff writer for Performing Arts Review magazine. He's published several novels and short story collections, including Attitude, Flowers from Fingernails, Ghosts by Torchlight, the essay collection Rebellious Berlin, Three Ways to Get Rid of Allergies, and other titles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Kevin Chen's Upcoming Book Ghost Town (in person and online)

Lecture | Making Sense of Privacy: Russia, 1780-1820 (online)


The notion of privacy is integral to our common-sense understanding of human life in modern times. We tend to assume that a private life is something people desire and practice, whether as individuals or in small groups. Scholars have nevertheless struggled to reach consensus on the nature of privacy, a private life, or the private sphere, with numerous competing definitions in circulation. Efforts to delineate the private in terms of what it is not—public—are complicated, as the latter concept has proven equally elusive. The historical terrain was especially rocky in Russia, where, we are told, these two spheres did not become meaningfully distinct until the middle of the nineteenth century. This paper tries to bring clarity and some measure of simplicity to the discussion, both by drawing on the broader scholarship around privacy, and by analyzing first-person accounts dating to the turn of the nineteenth century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Making Sense of Privacy: Russia, 1780-1820 (online)

Book Discussion | Overreach: How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise (online)


For three decades after Mao’s death in 1976, China’s leaders adopted a restrained approach to foreign policy. To facilitate the country’s inexorable economic ascendence, and to prevent a backlash, they reassured the outside world of China’s peaceful intentions. Then, as Susan Shirk shows in this illuminating, sobering, and utterly persuasive new book, something changed. China went from fragile superpower to global heavyweight, muscling its way around the South China Sea, punishing countries that disagree with China, intimidating Taiwan, tightening its grip on Hong Kong, and openly challenging the United States for preeminence not just economically and technologically but militarily. China began to overreach.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Overreach: How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise (online)

Book Club | Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell


The upper floors of Schermerhorn Row, a New York City landmark, located within the National Register-listed South Street Seaport Historic District, include architectural remnants of the building’s history and developments, such as the renowned remains of two 150-year-old hotels. These spaces and their stories, made famous by The New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell in his Up in the Old Hotel, will be the subject of this month’s reading and discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell

Book Discussion | Changing the Subject: Feminist and Queer Politics in Neoliberal India


Author Srila Roy maps the rapidly transforming terrain of gender and sexual politics in India under the conditions of global neoliberalism. The consequences of India’s liberalization were paradoxical: the influx of global funds for social development and NGOs signaled the co-optation and depoliticization of struggles for women’s rights, even as they amplified the visibility and vitalization of queer activism. Roy reveals the specificity of activist and NGO work around issues of gender and sexuality through a decade-long ethnography of two West Bengal organizations, one working on lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues and the other on rural women’s empowerment. Tracing changes in feminist governmentality that were entangled in transnational neoliberalism, Roy shows how historical and highly local feminist currents shaped contemporary queer and nonqueer neoliberal feminisms. The interplay between historic techniques of activist governance and queer feminist governmentality’s focus on changing the self offers a new way of knowing feminism—both as always already co-opted and as a transformative force in the world.
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Book Discussions, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Changing the Subject: Feminist and Queer Politics in Neoliberal India

Book Discussion | The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire


A spectacular generational saga of the making (and undoing) of a family dynasty: the riveting untold story of the gilded Jewish Bagdadi Sassoons, who built a vast empire through global finance and trade—cotton, opium, shipping, banking—that reached across three continents and ultimately changed the destinies of nations. With full access to rare family photographs and archives. With Joseph Sassoon.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire

Lecture | A conversation with two-time Tony Award winning playwright and director


Enjoy a conversation with Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe about his remarkable career, with clips of recordings of his plays and musicals, and more. Any list of the most important plays and musicals to open in New York in the last 30 years would include at least several works by playwright and director George C. Wolfe. His reimagining of Shuffle Along, his revival of The Iceman Cometh, and his celebration of the work of Jelly Roll Morton in Jelly's Last Jam exemplifies the library's goal of using the works of the past to help us understand our present and future. Wolfe's groundbreaking direction of the original Broadway productions Angels in America (for which he won a Tony Award in 1993) and Topdog/Underdog, as well as his work on Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk (bringing him another Tony Award in 1996) changed the landscape of the American theatre. Seating is first come, first served
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, A conversation with two-time Tony Award winning playwright and director

Lecture | Climate Crises and Theatre


Some of the most vivid questions posed by the ecological crisis are matters for playwrights and artists. Why is this? Because we have the greatest difficulty in collectively representing where we are, who we are, which protagonists are in conflict, and, above all, what role we should play in this adventure for which we were not prepared. As always in times of deep crisis, theater seems particularly suited to capture the ongoing climatic upheaval. What we are not able to think together, we have to stage in front of an audience.  Over the last twelve years, the philosopher and sociologist of science Bruno Latour and the scholar and theatre director Frédérique Aït-Touati have been experimenting with the anthropological, aesthetic and political consequences of entering the new climate regime. In this lecture, Frédérique Aït-Touati will present upon these stage experiments (especially the Terrestrial Trilogy, presented in the Crossing the Lines Festival in October 27-28) which borrow from theatre, the history of science, politics and anthropology, to test, each time, how these disciplines are able to absorb the shock of the new earth sciences. Between philosophy and art, this talk will explore the hypothesis that the major cosmological upheaval that is sweeping us away cannot do without a new character, Earth, or Gaia, introduced onto the world stage.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Climate Crises and Theatre

Symposium | Honoring Russian Anti-Corruption Activist Alexei Navalny, with Mikhail Baryshnikov


The 2022 Civil Courage Prize Symposium will honor the imprisoned opposition leader, lawyer, and anti-corruption activist, Alexei Navalny. Special Guests: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Co-founder of the True Russia Foundation which supports victims of the war in Ukraine Maria Pevchikh, Head of the Investigative Unit of the Anti-Corruption Foundation Gillian Tett, Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-large, US Financial Times Leonid Volkov, Chief-of-staff for Alexei Navalny and Political Director of Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation Joshua Tucker, Director, Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia
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6:00 pm
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Symposiums, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Honoring Russian Anti-Corruption Activist Alexei Navalny, with Mikhail Baryshnikov

Jazz | Monday Jazz


This month's concert will feature Harlem's own The Soul Guard Band. The ensemble covers decades of soulful and effortless jazz music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Concerts, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Monday Jazz

Book Discussion | 2 New Books: Comrade Sisters / In a Time of Panthers


Few photographers had the insider access Oakland native Jeffrey Henson Scales did around the Black Panther Party in the late 1960s. Capturing rare and intimate portraits of the movement’s leaders in action and in repose, In a Time of Panthers: Early Photographs explores Scales’ newly discovered, rich archive and is more urgent than ever in context of today’s ongoing struggle for racial justice. A long time coming, Ericka Huggins’ and Stephen Shames’ Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party highlights the little-known story of the backbone of the Black Panther Party: the women. It’s estimated that six out of ten Panther Party members were women. While these remarkable women of all ages and diverse backgrounds were regularly making headlines agitating, protesting, and organizing, off-stage these same women were building communities and enacting social justice, providing food, housing, education, healthcare, and more. Comrade Sisters is their story; the book combines photos by celebrated Panther Party photographer, Stephen Shames, with moving text by early Party member and leader, Ericka Huggins.
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Book Discussions, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, 2 New Books: Comrade Sisters / In a Time of Panthers

Discussion | Analytics and the 2022 Midterms: Strategy, Prediction, and Explanation


Political science professor Greg Wawro moderates a panel discussion on the unique challenges political strategists have faced this election cycle, and what we can learn from the torrent of data surrounding the midterms.
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Discussions, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Analytics and the 2022 Midterms: Strategy, Prediction, and Explanation

Lecture | Don Giovanni Before Don Giovanni: Alessandro Melani's L'Empio Punito (1669)


Luca Della Libera's lecture explores the opera L'Empio punito by Italian composer Alessandro Melani. First given in Rome in 1669, Melani's opera has been recently the object of a modern critical edition, which Della Libera has curated for A&R Editions. His presentation will guide the audience through some of the most fascinating aspects of an opera that brings the myth of Don Giovanni on stage more than one century before Lorenzo Da Ponte and W.A. Mozart's own version of the story. Emblematic of the musical taste of the Baroque, Melani's cloak-and-sword opera is characterized by lush music, heightened passions and emotions, as well as narrative surprises of various sorts. Followed by a selection of arias from Melani's opera L'empio punito performed by the early music ensemble Sonnambula
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6:30 pm
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Lectures, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Don Giovanni Before Don Giovanni: Alessandro Melani's L'Empio Punito (1669)

Workshop | Take a moment for mindfulness


Learn how mindfulness skills can help support your mental health and wellbeing with Shefalika Gandhi, a wellbeing clinician in student mental health at Cornell Medical College in NYC. Looking at the bright side of life in general can increase happiness, and mindfulness skills can help anyone move past disappointments and see the upside of challenging situations. Enjoy discussion and reflection upon the theme of mindfulness, followed by a guided mindfulness practice and light breathing exercises. Beginners and experienced practitioners are all welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Radius: A Story of Feminist Revolution


A haunting, intimate account of the women and men who built a feminist revolution in the middle of the Arab Spring. In 2012, the joyful hopes of the democratic Egyptian Revolution were tempered by revelations of mass sexual assault in Tahrir Square in Cairo, the revolution's symbolic birthplace. This is the story of the women and men who formed Opantish - Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment - who deployed hundreds of volunteers, scouts rescue teams, and getaway drivers to intervene in the spiraling cases of sexual violence against women protesters in the square. Organized and led by women during 2012-2013 - the final, chaotic months of Egypt's revolution - teams of volunteers fought their way into circles of men to pull the woman at the center to safety. Often, they risked assault themselves. Journalist Yasmin El-Rifae was one of Opantish's organizers, and this is her evocative, aching account of their work, as they raced to develop new tactics, struggled with a revolution bleeding into counter-revolution, and dealt with the long aftermath of assault and devastation. Told in a daring, hybrid narrative style drawn from years of interviews and her own, intimate experience, it is a story of overlapping circles: the circles of male attackers activists had to break through, the ways sexual violence can be circled off as "irrelevant" to political struggle, and the endless repetitive loops of living with trauma.
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Book Discussions, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Radius: A Story of Feminist Revolution

Concert | Austrian Folk Music and Original Compositions: more than 20 instruments on stage


More than 20 instruments on stage, but just three musicians: David Helbock, Outstanding Artist Award Winner in Austria, mainly plays on instruments with keys. Johannes Bar does all the brass, from trumpet to bassflugelhorn and tuba and Andreas Broger plays wind- instruments like saxophones, clarinets and flutes. For their program, which was released as a CD on the renowned Label ACT Music, David Helbock got inspired by his favorite jazzpianoplayers and arranged their most famous tunes for this special line-up. Over the years,, Random/Control has developed a really distinct band sound. Always different raw material - Austrian folkmusic, original compositions (in 2009 David Helbock had a big compositional project, where he wrote one piece every day for a whole year) and now these ,,Pianoplayer s Hits", the band always sounds like ,,Random/Control" - a ride on the rollercoaster for the ear and the eye.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Austrian Folk Music and Original Compositions: more than 20 instruments on stage

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: Shantelle Courvoisier Jackson loveconductors, Linda Austin & Chris Cochrane, Mackian Bauman
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Dance Performances, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Dance Works-in-Progress

Discussion | Live at The Lortel: 3-Time Tony Award-Nominated Actor Robin De Jesus (online)


Robin De Jesus is a three-time Tony Award nominated actor. Most recently, Robin joined the cast of Hulu's Welcome To The Chippendales as "Ray Colon" opposite Kumail Nanjiani. He can currently be seen in the Netflix adaptation of Tick, Tick....Boom! (2021), directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, co-starring opposite Andrew Garfield. Prior to, he featured in the Ryan Murphy-produced Netflix film, The Boys In The Band (2020), reprising his Tony-nominated role. This will be recorded for the podcast.
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Discussions, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Live at The Lortel: 3-Time Tony Award-Nominated Actor Robin De Jesus (online)

Performance | SOLD OUT!! Celebrate the life and music of one of Broadway's longest working songwriters SOLD OUT!!


Become one of the first to see "Living It!", a cabaret-style collaboration celebrating Julie Mandel, who has been writing and composing pop songs, show songs, classical music, jazz, children's music and much more since 1949. Slated for a full production in Fall 2023, the creators of "Living It!" welcome the audience's thoughts and creative candor about the show after this "first listen" of a selection of her signature songs. Refreshments and discussion to follow. As a composer and lyricist for popular music and musical theater, Julie Mandel has written a dozen musicals with various collaborators, including her husband David Dachs, as well as several children's records, and over 250 songs. At the same time, she has continued to write string quartets, chamber music, solo works, art songs, and choral works. Her work has been performed and recorded by a wide range of artists and ensembles. Masks will be required indoors at all times.
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Concert | Is My Verse Alive?: A Musical Performance


The unlikely literary relationship between the iconic, reclusive Emily Dickinson and her mentor, the radical minister, abolitionist, author, and first White commander of an all-Black regiment. With: Tony Arnold, soprano; William Sharp, baritone; Gilbert Kalish, piano.
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Is My Verse Alive?: A Musical Performance

Classical Music | Piano Works by Beethoven, Bach, and Scriabin


Yan Fang, piano Program Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915) Fantasie Op. 28 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) Chaconne in D minor Masks are required.
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Concerts, October 24, 2022, 10/24/2022, Piano Works by Beethoven, Bach, and Scriabin
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