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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 15, 2023?

24 free events take place on Sunday, October 15 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 15 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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24 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Sunday, October 15, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Historic Flatiron-Nomad District Walking Tour
free events nyc Ballet Hispanico Community Celebration
free events nyc Chamber Music on the Water
free events nyc Jazz Quartet in the Park
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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
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10:00 am
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Symposium | Fighting Fascism: A Symposium on Jewish Responses from the Interwar Period to the Present Day (online)


Fighting Fascism marks the 90th anniversary of the Nazi seizure of power in Germany by examining how Jews in Europe and the United States responded to fascism from the 1920s up to the present day.  Organized in partnership with the American Jewish Historical Society, the symposium is the second event sponsored by the new Jewish Public History Forum, which seeks to bring new and diverse audiences to the Center by organizing public programs addressing historical topics of contemporary relevance. Opening Panel– “This is the Way the World Ends”: What is Fascism? Panel Two– “The Empty Stomach of Germany”: Fighting Fascism in Europe Panel Three– “Star Spangled Fascists”: Fighting Fascism in the U.S. Panel Four– “The Language of the Good”: Fighting Fascism in Culture Closing Panel– “In the Name of Humanity”: Fighting Fascism in the Postwar World
   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
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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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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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Birdwatching | Accessible Birding in the Park


The beautiful park commands views of the Palisades and the Hudson River from soaring cliffs of bedrock. The park’s 67 acres feature many well-paved walkways suitable for birders with strollers and carriages, as well as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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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

Park Walk | Nature Photography Walk in the Park


Professional photographer Michael Palma Mir leads a nature photography workshop-walks featuring the geology, topography and biodiversity of the northern Manhattan park. He will guide you to capture the park's natural beauty, such as rock outcrops, greeting gardens, historic trees, and scenic vistas from behind the lens. He will discuss nature photography strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, prime and zoom lens choice for perspective control, depth of field, and composition. Any kind of camera is welcome. In Spanish and English.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Festival | NYC Fungus Festival 2023


Get ready for the second Fungus Festival, organized by the New York Mycological Society. The time has come, the myceliation is almost complete, and soon there will emerge the greatest fungal festival ever to fruit in New York City. This year they have a huge flush of fungal partners, presenters and volunteers! They are excited to celebrate the city's mycelial network, and showcase the breadth of mycological creativity here in New York City. Come explore diverse displays and programs at the intersection of community art and science, including identification tables of wild mushrooms from the New York area, art and cultivation workshops and activities, lectures, yoga, tastings, urban farms, food vendors, costume corner, games and so much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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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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11:00 am
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Performance | Forest Song: A Musical Performance (In a Park)


Forest Song is originated by artist and composer John P. Hastings who has created a number of site-specific performances, including Cloudsplitter in 2021. Forest Song utilizes a large ensemble spread throughout a park performing a variety of sonic materials. Harmonies are reflected, words appear, and the melodies from revolutionary hymns are recycled, all conjuring a human and arboreal conversation. Over the course of an hour performance, the audience is free to wander the park, to hear the musicians at a distance, while also observing them close-by. Myths and stories swirl around forests, some of them fanciful and fantastic, others feed into age-old tropes of colonial settlement. They have been many things to humans: a source of fuel, shelter, fear. They are a place of mystery and repose. Forest Song takes these many iterations of human conception of the forest to fashion a poly-narrative: a Native American home, a European folk drama, a technocratic “shelterbelt,” and now a conserved piece of the future. Forests are a mirror for humans: the reflection of wants and desires throughout years of existence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Dance Performance | Ballet Hispanico Community Celebration


All ages are invited to join a Ballet Hispanico celebration, with outdoors live music, dancing, and food from local vendors on the street and, indoors, performances by the professional Company and students from the School of Dance, free dance classes, and so much more!
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Concert | Chamber Music on the Water


A one hour performance (no intermission), including a Q & A session with the musicians. The program is announced at the performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Jazz | Jazz Quartet in the Park


Manhattan School of Music Jazz Quartet. A glorious sound floats over the Park as these fine musicians play traditional as well as contemporary music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Talk | Not Tevia’s Shtetl: The Real Story Behind These Ancestral Towns (online)


Ashkenazi Jews around the world can trace their roots to small towns in Eastern Europe. Before making the leap to a big shtot (city), Jews in Eastern Europe lived for centuries in shtetls. These places have become shrouded in myth and clouded by memories. Guest speaker Dr. Zachary Mazur, Senior Historian, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, leads a virtual adventure into the real stories of the towns where our ancestors fell in love, experienced frustration, and tried to get ahead. At the end, he'll talk about what remains of these hallowed places and what’s being done to preserve Jewish heritage in places where Jews are absent.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Classical Music | Organ Music at a Beautiful Church


   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:15 pm
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Gallery Talk | The Golden Path: Maimonides Across Eight Centuries: Exhibition Tour


Museum Director Gabriel Goldstein gives a guided tour, illuminating the life and impact of the multifaceted luminary and great Jewish sage across continents and cultures through rare manuscripts and books. Exhibition highlights include manuscripts in Maimonides’s own handwriting, a carved 11th-century door to the Torah ark from Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue, and beautifully illuminated medieval manuscripts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Performance | Forest Song: A Musical Performance (In a Park)


Forest Song is originated by artist and composer John P. Hastings who has created a number of site-specific performances, including Cloudsplitter in 2021. Forest Song utilizes a large ensemble spread throughout a park performing a variety of sonic materials. Harmonies are reflected, words appear, and the melodies from revolutionary hymns are recycled, all conjuring a human and arboreal conversation. Over the course of an hour performance, the audience is free to wander the park, to hear the musicians at a distance, while also observing them close-by. Myths and stories swirl around forests, some of them fanciful and fantastic, others feed into age-old tropes of colonial settlement. They have been many things to humans: a source of fuel, shelter, fear. They are a place of mystery and repose. Forest Song takes these many iterations of human conception of the forest to fashion a poly-narrative: a Native American home, a European folk drama, a technocratic “shelterbelt,” and now a conserved piece of the future. Forests are a mirror for humans: the reflection of wants and desires throughout years of existence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Messiaen and More (In Person AND Online)


NOVUS NY Orchestra performs works and world premieres by current and formerly incarcerated composers from Sing Sing Correctional Facility and Messiaen's (1908-1992) Louange a l'eternite de Jesus from Quartet for the End of Time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Festival | Prelude Festival 2023


Dozens of performances, panels, artists talks, and more at various venues across the city from October 7-27. See link for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 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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Discussion | Maggie Haberman, Pulitzer-Winning New York Times Journalist and Author of Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America


An engaging and insightful interview with Maggie Haberman. Haberman is a senior political correspondent who joined The New York Times in 2015 and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for reporting on Donald Trump’s advisers and their connections to Russia. She was part of a team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2021 for coverage of the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus. She previously covered the Trump administration and continues to cover Donald Trump and politics in Washington. She is the author of Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America, a book about the world that shaped the former president and how he exported what he learned in New York into Washington. She will be in conversation with Clyde Haberman, who after years at The New York Post joined The New York Times in 1977 as an editor in the Week in Review section. He went on to become a Metro reporter, City Hall Bureau chief and, from 1982 to 1995, a foreign correspondent based successively in Tokyo, Rome and Jerusalem. Returning home, he wrote a twice-a-week column, NYC, from 1995 to 2011. In 2009, he was part of a Times team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News, for coverage of the prostitution scandal that led to Gov. Eliot Spitzer's resignation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free
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