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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 1, 2023?

33 free events take place on Sunday, 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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33 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Sunday, October 1, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Historic Flatiron-Nomad District Walking Tour
free events nyc Music Season Kickoff Performances with Broadway Star and More
free events nyc Piano Concert with Host of NPR's From the Top
free events nyc Jazz Arts Festival
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Lecture | Saint Francis and the Embodiment of Grace in Italian Art


An examination of images of the saint from the 13th through the 16th centuries reveals a new embodiment of Franciscan naturalism in Italian art. With Dennis Raverty, Ph.D., Art Historian.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:30 am
Free
Lectures, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Saint Francis and the Embodiment of Grace in Italian Art

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, 2023, 10/01/2023, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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, 2023, 10/01/2023, 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, 2023, 10/01/2023, Street Fair

Park Walk | Brooklyn Waterfront Walk


Docents leads a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's's sustainable design, and how the park came to life. Wear comfortable shoes, as these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Park Walks, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Brooklyn Waterfront Walk

Park Walk | Monuments Tour of the Park - North


A monuments tour of the park, an Olmstead gem and one of New York City’s Scenic Landmarks. This is a guided walk that highlights the park’s development as well as its historic and commemorative monuments. The tour is approximately 1.5 miles and will involve some hills. Wear comfortable shoes.        
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Monuments Tour of the Park - North

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, 1:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
Free
Tours, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Gallery Talk | Something Beautiful: Reframing La Colección


A tour to explore and discuss the on-view sections of the exhibition, the gallery's most ambitious presentation of its unique, complex, and culturally diverse permanent collection in over two decades. Start times on the hour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Something Beautiful: Reframing La Colecci&oacute;n

Tour | Historic Flatiron-Nomad District Walking Tour


Join a professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City's most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building. Rain or shine. Every Sunday at 11 am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Tours, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Historic Flatiron-Nomad District Walking Tour

Concert | Music Season Kickoff Performances with Broadway Star and More


Performances by Rob Kapilow, host of What Makes It Great? concert series; Nikki Renee Daniels, Broadway star and Broadway Close Up cast member; and student performers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Concerts, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Music Season Kickoff Performances with Broadway Star and More

Workshop | Sunday Morning Tai Chi in the Park


This class is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Sunday Morning Tai Chi in the Park

Festival | 16th Annual Family Day Celebration


A highly anticipated day of enjoyment! Fun-seeking individuals of all ages are invited to join us for an enchanting day of free activities including storytelling, double-dutch, dance and drum workshops led by world-renowned instructors, arts and crafts and a selection of short films, all celebrating Africa and the diaspora. SCHEDULE 12:00pm - 3:00pm: Needle Arts Workshop with Michelle Bishop & Harlem Needle Arts 1:00pm - 5:00pm: Selected Short Films the MoCADA House (Egungun by Olive Nwosu; Precious Hair & Beauty by John Ogunmuyiwa; Frieda by Tisa Chigaga; Mma Moeketsi and Botlhale by Reabetswe Moeti) 1:30pm - 4:00pm: Storytelling & Double Dutch with Malika Lee Whitney 2:00pm - 3:15pm: Afro-Brazilian Dance Class with Quenia Ribeiro & Grupo Ribeiro 3:30pm - 4:45pm: Senegalese Sabar Dance Class with Babacar M'baye & Sing Sing Rhythm 5:00pm - 6:15pm: Guinean Dance Class with Maguette Camara & Les Merveilles de Guinea All day: Multi-Ethnic Fusion Cuisine vended by Fauzia's Heavenly Delights
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Festivals, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, 16th Annual Family Day Celebration

Dance Performance | A Performance by Alvin Ailey Dance Students (online thru Oct 3)


In celebration of the program’s 25th anniversary, stream a stunning performance by BFA students. The concert features original ballets by emerging and established choreographers who created their work on the students in the program. These talented dancers train in a conservatory setting while also earning their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (and sometimes adding a second academic major).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, A Performance by Alvin Ailey Dance Students (online thru Oct 3)

Festival | Harvest Festival


A family-friendly celebration of fall! Have your face painted and go gourd bowling while listening to live music by Pete Nater & Associates. Create a painting guided by a local artist and participate in a cooking demonstration with freshly harvested ingredients from the farm. Enjoy our new interactive pumpkin patch and choose your own pumpkin to decorate and take home! We’ll have many more nature activities, games, and free and paid treats and food.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Harvest Festival

Concert | Music and Dance in the Streets


Four Track is a high-energy, female-fronted cover band energizing audiences with bluesy romps, joyful sing-alongs and dance-driven improvisations. Their sets includes 1970s classic rock mixed with other genres and decades. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Music and Dance in the Streets

Classical Music | Piano Concert


Adam Tendler and Conor Hanick, piano; Student performers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Piano Concert

Park Walk | Peaks of Prospect Park Walk


Discover this 5-mile loop trail. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 hour and 49 minutes to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and running, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. This trail includes the high points of Prospect Park, including: 1. Quaker Hill, named for the private Friends Cemetery; 2. Lookout Hill, the highest point in the park ringed by a "carriage court;" 3. Sullivan Hill, named for the American general captured here during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776; 4. Breeze Hill, usual home of Smorgasburg Prospect Park 5. Vale of Cashmere/Rose Garden, on the slopes of Mount Prospect on the east side of Flatbush Ave.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Peaks of Prospect Park Walk

Jazz | Jazz Ensemble


Featuring musicians from Lucy Moses School’s Adult Division Jazz Program
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Jazz Ensemble

Tour | Historic New York: The Highbridge Water Tower


Urban Park Rangers lead a tour inside the iconic Highbridge Water Tower to learn about the history of New York City's water supply and enjoy the panoramic views from the top of the 200 foot tower. Arrive between 1:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m, to gain admittance. Registration is not required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Historic New York: The Highbridge Water Tower

Classical Music | Piano Concert with Host of NPR's From the Top


Peter Dugan, acclaimed pianist and host of NPR's From the Top with student performers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Piano Concert with Host of NPR's From the Top

Classical Music | Works by Composer Terry Riley


Community participatry performance of Terry Riley's (b. 1935) In C.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Works by Composer Terry Riley

City Walk | Bloomingdale Neighborhood Tour


Jim Mackin leads a mixed group of visitors to the city and resident New Yorkers on a one-of-a-kind, always interesting, walk around the historic Bloomingdale neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
City Walks, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Bloomingdale Neighborhood Tour

Concert | Blues Hall of Fame Band


French Cookin' Blues - This Blues Hall of Fame band plays authentic Blues from around the country for a special New York sound.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Blues Hall of Fame Band

Classical Music | Comedy and Viola


Isabel Hagen, comedy & viola set with student performers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Comedy and Viola

Concert | Piano and Saxophone Music


Pianist Bruce Barth and sexophonist Steve Wilson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Piano and Saxophone&nbsp;Music

Opening Reception | Boundaries & Connections: Group Show


The exhibit will feature the artwork of DaQuane Cherry, Sandy Clafford, Courtney Minor, Fitji Saint-Louis and Martryce Roach with special presentations by Literary Artist in Resident, Missy Burton and Painter, Daniel Robin Clurman. The exhibit is curated by Quincy Ballon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Boundaries & Connections: Group Show

Film | Colette and Justin (2022): Personal History in Postcolonial Congo


Alain Kassanda's debut film begins as a self-examination. How well does he know his grandparents? What does he know about his native Congo, which was partly imposed on his identity by colonizer Belgium? And what does he know about himself with that? He travels through time and his personal family history - in which he also beautifully brings the history of postcolonial Congo to life. He lets his grandparents look back on their lives, from their youth and first meeting to a complex political period. The Congo's first independent years pass by as a layered history, in which good and evil intertwine and Justin was assigned an important role. Director: Alain Kassanda 89 min. In Lingala and French with English subtitles Followed by a Q&A with the director
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Colette and Justin (2022): Personal History in Postcolonial Congo

Classical Music | Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue (In Person AND Online)


Enjoy a program of hymns, anthems, and voluntaries for the organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue (In Person AND Online)

Dance Performance | Capacity/or: The Work of Crackling: New Dance in the Park


Kinesis Project dance theatre and Opera On Tap will present a site-specific dance performance. This stunning, large-scale dance and opera work offers audiences a dynamic and engaging experience of the riverfront from visual and sonic perspectives. A very special pre-show talk will be offered by the project's collaborating geologist, Dr Martha "Missy" Eppes. Audiences should be prepared to move through the park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Capacity/or: The Work of Crackling: New Dance in the Park

Opening Reception | James Razko: Casting Shadows


A solo exhibition featuring the artist's latest series of paintings titled Monomyth as well as works from his acclaimed Tiles series. Razko invites a viewer to explore the blurred boundaries between reality and imagination through what the artist refers to as a "hyper-illusion." This hyper-illusionism is expertly employed in his series Monomyth, where mythologically rich figures initially appear to be crafted from layers of fabric. Upon closer examination, these figures reveal themselves as paint. This manipulation of perceived space is painted over intricate patterns, which are shaped by being bound and then submerged in water and paint. This transformative process gives rise to a surface where chaos and intention coexist. For Razko, tie-dye serves not only as a symbol of counterculture and resistance against technological uniformity but also as a representation of humanity's journey through time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, James Razko: Casting Shadows

Jazz | Jazz Arts Festival


   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Concerts, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Jazz Arts Festival

Play | Bakkhai: Euripides' Most Controversial Play


Using Anne Carson's translation of Euripides' most subversive - and controversial - play, Bakkhai is about conflicts and the circle of death and rebirth. Dionysus's world of instincts and senses clashes disastrously with a world of order and oppression. Dionysus, the liberator, is the god of beginnings, a god who dies and is reborn perpetually. A god whose nature is ambiguous. One thing is certain: every new beginning starts with death. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Bakkhai: Euripides' Most Controversial Play

Classical Music | Works for Violin, Viola, and Cello


Momenta Quartet: Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin; Alex Shiozaki, violin; Stephanie Griffin, viola; Michael Haas, cello. Program Elizabeth Brown, Firmament for solo violin (World Premiere) Jeffrey Mumford (b. 1955), …amid still and floating depths for string quartet Julian Anderson (b. 1967), Another Prayer for solo violin Julián Carrillo (1875-1965), String Quartet No. 12
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 01, 2023, 10/01/2023, Works for Violin, Viola, and Cello
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