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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 7, 2023?

28 free events take place on Saturday, 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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28 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Saturday, October 7, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
free events nyc LatinXtravaganza Family Festival
free events nyc First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment
free events nyc Three Sisters: Chekhov's Longing Trio
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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
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free

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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10:00 am
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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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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
Free

Discussion | The New Yorker Festival: "Fellow Travelers" and the Future of L.G.B.T.Q.+ Possibilities


To celebrate the upcoming release of the new SHOWTIME(R) original series "Fellow Travelers," which tells the story of a clandestine romance between two very different men who meet in McCarthy-era Washington, experts from the worlds of journalism discuss the history and future of L.G.B.T.Q.+ rights in the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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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
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10:30 am
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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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11:00 am
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Workshop | Learn 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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11:00 am
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Festival | LatinXtravaganza Family Festival


All are welcome to this event that celebrates the Latin community in America. Families will enjoy activities, including a Latino Banned Book Library, a bookstore, a Children's Story Time by Alyssa Reynoso-Morris, a musical performance from Bomba y Plena, dance lessons by Ballet Hispanico and Salsa Salsa Dance School. In addition, there will be live mariachi music, a set from DJ Christian Martir, face painting, food trucks and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:30 am
Free

Symposium | North Star: Conversations on Boundlessness


Brooklyn native and visual artist Kambui Olujimi hosts a two-day symposium inciting provocations at the boundaries of science and art. Over the last four years, Olujimi has worked on a transmedia project entitled North Star that recontextualizes sites of blackness and Black bodies within history, science, and contemporary art. North Star subverts notions of a Black body constructed from the "inescapable" gravity of oppression and instead explores the innate state of Black Rhapsody and asks; "What does the Black body look like in zero gravity?" This two-day symposium is an artist convening that will create discourse intersecting with concepts and theories of the North Star Project. The symposium includes panel discussions with leading artists, scientists, and scholars; performances by poets, musicians, and dancers; and the world premiere screening of Olujimi's North of Never film. This gathering will function as a site of liberatory exploration, concentrated curiosity, serious play and other paradoxes of creative inquiry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
Free

Reading | Shakespeare's Macbeth


The Instant Shakespeare Company, whose motto is "Shakespeare for Everyone!" presents free readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays. Join for their dramatic reading of The Tragedy of Macbeth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Film | Gremlins (1984): comedy-horror


A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the "mogwai" but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens, and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Film | Tenet (2020) Directed by Christopher Nolan


A secret agent is given a single word as his weapon and sent to prevent the onset of World War III. He must travel through time and bend the laws of nature in order to be successful in his mission. Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia Christopher Nolan is a British and American filmmaker. Known for his Hollywood blockbusters with complex storytelling, Nolan is considered a leading filmmaker of the 21st century. His films have grossed $5 billion worldwide. The recipient of many accolades, he has been nominated for five Academy Awards, five BAFTA Awards and six Golden Globe Awards. In 2015, he was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Birdwatching | Island Bird Tour


Nearly 240 bird species have been spotted on Governors 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 birdlife the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concert | Protest and Freedom Songs in the Park


Vocalist and bandleader Tahira Clayton and her quartet for an afternoon of live music.   The community will learn about and sing protest and freedom songs from antebellum through the civil rights movement, including pieces such as “This Little Light Of Mine”, “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody”, “Kumbaya”, and more done in an contemporary jazz style. A special invitation goes out to parents & kids; the content is geared for children ages 9 years old and up, but all will be able to participate.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Lecture | Thinking for Collective Action


This lecture will unpack and apply futures-thinking for collective action. It will build upon design-driven entrepreneurial methods to engage a broader community with your vision. Whether you’re an early stage startup or a blossoming entrepreneur, join to build your resilience skills to empower others to strengthen and scale our collective futures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tour | Urban Farm Tour


Discover a world of bees, compost, and organic gardening right in New York City. Learn about the organizations - including The Bee Conservancy, Earth Matters and GrowNYC who are making the city a little greener.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | Crooked Plow by Itamar Vieira Junior


Heralded as the most important Brazilian novel of the century so far, Crooked Plow has just had an English version released in the United States. Translated by Johnny Lorenz and edited by Verso Books, this bestseller's unique blend of magic and social realism won it three literary awards and global acclaim. Brazilian writer Itamar Vieira Junior will discuss his work and the importance of its translation into English. After the discussion, there will be a book signing. Deep in Brazil's neglected Bahia hinterland, two sisters find an ancient knife beneath their grandmother's bed and mystified by its power, decide to taste its metal. The shuddering violence that follows marks their lives and binds them together forever. This story about the lives of substance farmers in Brazil's poorest, three generations after the abolition of slavery, is at once fantastic and realist, covering themes of family, spirituality, slavery and its aftermath, and political struggle.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Opening Reception | Ilana Harris-Babou: Under My Feet


An exhibition by artist Ilana Harris-Babou that excavates her childhood memories and remixes playful rituals within the streetscapes of Central Brooklyn. Under My Feet revisits and reconstructs the artist’s memory of home and belonging by carefully layering and reimagining the sounds, colors and textures of Prospect Lefferts Gardens, East Flatbush and Crown Heights, predominantly African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and West Indian immigrant neighborhoods where Harris-Babou grew up. She engages with notions of intimacy, witnessing, dispossession, and futurities embedded within the sidewalks and storefronts of Nostrand Avenue, Church Avenue and Flatbush Avenue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Opening Reception | It's Justa Dream: Group Show


A collection of paintings by contemporary artists Bisa Bennett, Eliza Sim, Jayne Cooper, John Bacon and Orioye Bukola. This eclectic curation embarks on a captivating journey through the human psyche, where images of forms, faces, objects, and color intertwine with energy and emotion-often blurring the lines between the conscious and the subconscious.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Dance Performance | Dance in Honor of Indigenous Peoples


Indige­nous Enter­prise will present free dance per­for­mances in hon­or of Indige­nous People’s Day. Indige­nous Enter­prise is a Native Amer­i­can col­lec­tive found­ed in 2015 and based in Phoenix, Ari­zona. The com­pa­ny was estab­lished with the goal of shar­ing the pos­i­tive aspects of indige­nous cul­ture through film, fash­ion, and dance. Since their found­ing, Indige­nous Enter­prise has become one of the most dynam­ic and excit­ing cul­tur­al com­pa­nies in the world. Their per­for­mances have cap­ti­vat­ed audi­ences at some of the most icon­ic venues and events, includ­ing the Super Bowl, Syd­ney Opera House, Joyce The­ater, and the 2020 Pres­i­den­tial Inau­gu­ra­tion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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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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4:00 pm
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Festival | First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment


At the monthly First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment, including dynamic performances and participatory experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free

Video | Directed by Flloyd: An Evening of Video and Film Work


In addition to his visual arts and performance art career, Flloyd is also well-known for his significant body of work behind-the-camera. In a single evening showing the highlights of films and videos directed by Flloyd, attendees will get a full view of Flloyd’s breadth and depth as a filmmaker. The evening will begin with a summary of Flloyd’s short films and music videos, including a short film titled “Field Day” (4 min, 50 sec), music videos made for his band 3Puen, music videos made with his band Flock of Slits, the opening credits of Channel 69, and selections from Flloyd’s own public access TV show Gay Action News. Following a short intermission, the event will culminate in a screening of Flloyd’s feature length film, Jack the Ripper. Directed between 1992 and 2002, Flloyd directed and produced a film adaptation of Blacklips Performance Cult’s greatest plays, Love Forever’s “Jack the Ripper.” Starring the cast of Blacklips, this all-black-and-white feature follows the story of local sex workers living under the black cloud of a serial killer of women lurking the streets at night. One by one, they are murdered in high stylized fashion by Jack (played by Flloyd). Never released and rarely screened, Jack the Ripper remains a high mark in Flloyd’s prowess as a director and the entire cast of Blacklips, who provide their singular talents in this historic drag film.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Movie in a Park | Black Adam (2022): Superhero with Powers of Egyptian Gods, with Dwayne Johnson


Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods--and imprisoned just as quickly--Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world. Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Pierce Brosnan 125 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Play | Three Sisters: Chekhov's Longing Trio


In this adaptation of Chekhov's classic, three sisters caught in a perpetual state of waiting struggle to find meaning in their provincial home and long to return to Moscow. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Dance Performance | Exposure: Performance Works Exploring the Body


Performances by: lan Bachrach Kristel Baldoz Blaze Ferrer Hannah Kallenbach Julia Mounsey Alexander Paris Matt Romein Alex Tatarsky Peter Mills Weiss Kristin Worrall
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Party | DJ Party at a Historical Night Club!


It's electric: An evening with D.J. Kevin Aviance! Kevin Aviance is an American drag queen, a club/dance musician, a fashion designer, and a night-club personality. He is a popular figure in New York City's gay scene, and has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Aviance is a member of the House of Aviance, one of the most notable vogue-ballroom houses in the U.S. For ages 21+ only.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 pm
Free
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Classical Music | Sacred Choral Works at a Landmark Venue

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Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

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