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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 9, 2023?

15 free events take place on Monday, October 9 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 9 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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15 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, October 9, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Jazz with Grammy Award Winner (In Person AND Online)
free events nyc Music Recorded by Jewish Artists During the Nazi Period
free events nyc Dust of Egypt: The Story of Sojourner Truth
        

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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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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Lecture | Protecting Human Users from Misused AI


Recent developments in machine learning and artificial intelligence have taken nearly everyone by surprise. The arrival of arguably the most transformative wave of AI did not bring us smart cities full of self-driving cars, or robots that do our laundry and mow our lawns. Instead, it brought us over-confident token predictors that hallucinate, deepfake generators that produce realistic images and video, and ubiquitous surveillance. In this talk, I’ll describe some of our recent efforts to warn, and later defend against some of the darker side of AI. In particular, I will tell the story of how our efforts to disrupt unauthorized facial recognition models led unexpectedly to Glaze, a tool to defend human artists against art mimicry by generative image models. I will share some of the ups and downs of implementing and deploying an adversarial ML tool to a global user base, and reflect on mistakes and lessons learned. Speaker Ben Zhao is a Neubauer Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:40 am
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Jazz | Jazz with Grammy Award Winner (In Person AND Online)


Grammy award-winner Linda May Han Oh. As a bassist/composer, she was also named Jazz Times' 2022 Bassist of the Year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

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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2:00 pm
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Birdwatching | Monday Evening Fall Birding


Witness the beauty of fall migration with Gabriel Willow as birds follow the Atlantic Flyway northwards. Look for warblers, thrushes, and other migrants in the landscape of in the park, and learn about the finer points of their identification and ecology.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Collective Ribbon: The Interwoven Voices of the Triangle Fire Memorial


A permanent memorial for the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire is being erected on the site of the fire near Washington Square, more than a century after the fire and neglect killed 146 workers, mainly young immigrant women of Italian and Jewish descent. The “Collective Ribbon” exhibition tells the story of a unique participatory process in the design of the memorial. Our community of people from all walks of life came together and sewed a long ribbon made of hundreds of pieces of fabric. Gathered across long rows of sewing tables, the participants created a tapestry of personal fragments, stories and memories of the Triangle Fire. The texture of this collective ribbon is now etched into the steel of the permanent memorial for the Triangle Fire, making a lasting reminder of the many individual voices and stories that were, and still are, interwoven with the story and the legacy of the Triangle Fire. The exhibition offers a glimpse into some of the stories and exchanges that unfolded during the making of the ribbon, and the role of the ribbon as a communal act of commemoration, linking the present to the 1911 Triangle Fire tragedy. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lecture | Georgia: The Cradle of Wine and Polyphony


Dr. Gia Bagashvili presents an in-depth exploration of Georgian culture. Drawing connections between the nation's revered tradition of polyphony and its ancient vinicultural practices, the presentation will feature rare audio-visual materials sourced from the national archives, offering insight into Georgia's rich cultural heritage.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Forum | South Atlantic: Peace, Cooperation and Dispute


This public event will examine the old and new geopolitical challenges in the South Atlantic. Introduction and welcoming remarks:  - Michael Cohen, Director, Observatory on Latin America  - Donna Shalala, President, The New School  - Ambassador Maria del Carmen Squeff, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations Panelists:  - Ambassador Guillermo Carmona, Secretary for the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina  - Peter Hoffman, Director, Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs  - Carla Morasso, Professor, School of Political Science and International Relations, Universidad Nacional de Rosario; Vice-Rector, UNDEF, Argentina
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Film | Coconut Head Generation (2023): Nigerian College Students Speak Out


The words and emotions of students at the University of Ibadan in southwestern Nigeria, presenting spirited debates over power imbalances and heated discussions around ethnicity, feminism, and gender. Director: Alain Kassanda 89 min. Followed by a discussion with the director
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Nothing Is Missing: A Memoir of Living Boldly


A profound and gripping memoir by Nicole Walters, the daughter of Ghanaian immigrants who became a self-made multi-millionaire by showing others how to recognize their own strengths—and her own harrowing journey to the discovery that she was worthy all along of the life of her dreams.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Reading | First Floor Walk Up: Poetry and Prose Readings


Readers: PHILLIP GIAMBRI LINDA KLEINBUB PETE SOLOMITA MATTHEW PARIS
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Staged Reading | Dust of Egypt: The Story of Sojourner Truth


What will a mother do to save her child? This new play by Karin Abarbanel dramatizes the true, little-known story of the inspiring Black activist Sojourner Truth's heroic and historic fight to rescue her 5-year-old son Peter after he is sold and illegally taken from New York State down South.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Concert | Music Recorded by Jewish Artists During the Nazi Period


Founded in 2012, the Semer Ensemble is dedicated to music recorded by Jewish artists during the Nazi period on the almost unknown Berlin-based Semer record label. Destroyed by the Nazis in 1938, the entire Semer catalogue of hundreds of precious, unique recordings was considered lost forever until it was rediscovered in the early 2000s. The Semer Ensemble features an all-star lineup of Yiddish music artists led by accordionist and pianist Alan Bern, of Brave Old World, and including acclaimed singer, accordionist and mandolin player Daniel Kahn; violinist Mark "Stempenyuk" Kovnatskiy, who performs with many of the most prominent ensembles of the Yiddish cultural revival; world music polyglot and bassist Martin Lillich; Forshpil singer and leader Sasha Lurje; Fayvish singer and leader Fabian Schnedler; and Grammy-winning singer and accordionist Lorin Sklamberg, of the Klezmatics. This performance of the Semer Ensemble features songs in Yiddish, German, Russian, and Hebrew accompanied by English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Discussion | On Girlhood, Craft, and Writing in Community (online)


A captivating virtual evening that delves into the intricate tapestry of girlhood, craft, and the power of writing. This event brings together three remarkable voices: Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Smriti Ravindra, and Nina Sharma. They explore the unique intersections of identity, creativity, and the transformative nature of storytelling in their own lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Play | Oscar and Golden Globe Nominee in a Romantic Play

Regular Price: $69
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Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

Regular Price: $51
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