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51 free events take place on Friday, October 20 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 20 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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51 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, October 20, 2023

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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Open House New York: An Extraordinary Opportunity to Experience the City
free events nyc Poetry Performance with Emmy-Winning Poet Caridad de la Luz
free events nyc Choral Works by Mozart, Schubert, and More (In Person AND Online)
free events nyc Sufi Music from Premier Pakistani Group
free events nyc Combo Leading the Modern Salsa Revolution
free events nyc UNBOUND Vol. II: The Art of Sin Immersive Dance Experience
free events nyc Everything You Wanted: A Play Inspired by Shakespeare's All's Well that Ends Well
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Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Conference | Italian Author Curzio Malaparte and the Visual Arts


Italian author Curzio Malaparte (1898-1957) has been celebrated and ostracized worldwide for his controversial politics and for the impressive success of novels such as Kaputt (1944) and The Skin (1949). In his writings, Malaparte witnesses the fall of Europe during WWII by illuminating the racialized, gendered and biopolitical aspects of modern political power, even beyond fascism. At the same time, his name is indelibly associated with Casa Malaparte (1938-40, revised until 1950), the outstanding modernist mansion perched atop a solitary rock in Capri, which the author himself designed in collaboration with rationalist architect Adalberto Libera. A fabled subject and setting for countless photographers and filmmakers, Casa Malaparte has become a paradigm of luxurious minimalism and an international icon of Italian style, famously portrayed in Jean-Luc Godard’s film Contempt. Malaparte’s unique interpretation of arts, architecture, and landscape in his visionary writing and beyond—from Casa Malaparte, to the piercing photographs he shot as a war correspondent in Ethiopia, the Balkans and Ukraine, to his anti-picturesque film The Forbidden Christ (1951)—are at the center of this event.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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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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Festival | Open House New York: An Extraordinary Opportunity to Experience the City


Open House New York Weekend is an annual festival that opens hundreds of noteworthy or significant places across the five boroughs to foster discovery and delight for New Yorkers and visitors alike. On October 20-22, 2023, the 21st annual OHNY Weekend festival will offer a mix of in-person experiences, self-guided explorations, and digital content--inviting you to get an insider's look at everything from single rooms, studios, factories, and public spaces to entire buildings, blocks, bike corridors, and waterways. See link for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free

Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   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 | Games & Grooves: Lunchtime Fun


Get a group together for some lunchtime grooves and play. A variety of lawn and board games will be made available to borrow and play over the lunch hour, while a DJ spins your favorite beats. Dominoes, cornhole, ping-pong and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | Italy's Diasporas: Two Decades of Historiography (online)


A conversation between Donna Gabaccia (University of Toronto), Lucy Riall (European University Institute, Florence), and Konstantina Zanou (Columbia University) It has been over twenty years since Gabaccia's seminal work Italy's Many Diasporas was published. Much has changed since then, but this book remains a classic. The author discusses with Riall and Zanou the developments in the historiography on the Italian and other diasporas over the last two decades. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Symposium | Reproductive Injustice


This symposium is a celebration of the forthcoming issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online that foregrounds the importance of Black women's maternal health and obstetric racism, taking Dana-Aín Davis' recent book Reproductive Injustice as its starting point. At the symposium, as in the journal issue, they aim to think expansively about reproduction, race, gender, sexuality, and personal autonomy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | The Roots of Wellness Culture (online)


Michaela Haffner, Rachel O'Neill, and Lexington Davis lead a panel on the historical roots of wellness culture from the late nineteenth century into the present day.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Film | Hocus Pocus (1993) with Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker


After moving to Salem, MA, teenager Max Dennison explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison. After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. Director: Kenny Ortega Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw Bette Midler is an American singer, actress, comedian and author. Throughout her career, which spans over five decades, Midler has received numerous accolades, including four Golden Globe Awards, three Grammy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards and a Kennedy Center Honor, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and a British Academy Film Award. Sarah Jessica Parker is an American actress and producer. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including six Golden Globe Awards and two Primetime Emmy Awards. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2022.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | The Shadow Docket: How the Supreme Court Uses Stealth Rulings to Amass Power and Undermine the Republic (online)


Stephen Vladeck on his latest book which sounds the alarm about how the U.S. Supreme Court has dramatically expanded the use of the behind-the scenes "shadow docket" since 2017. In doing so, it makes decisions affecting millions of Americans without public hearings or explanation. The court's conservative majority has used these secret decisions to allow restrictive voting laws, bans on abortion, and to curtail immigration policies and COVID vaccine mandates.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Lecture | Fiestas Patronales: Music in Latin America's Sacred and Secular Celebrations (online)


Music and dance guide this immersive course exploring the dynamic world of Latin American festivals. Centering on Brazil and the Dominican Republic, we will learn how unique cultural identities emerged from the colonial encounter of Iberian and African heritages and how festival traditions endure and thrive in the 21st century. In Latin America, fiestas patronales are lively celebrations dedicated to Catholic saints (and sometimes African or Amerindian spirits) who are honored as patrons of towns, churches or religious brotherhoods, and family lineages. This widespread popular tradition generates distinctive local music, dance, and colorful folk dramas, and fuels some of the most exciting and intensely participatory festivals in this part of the world. With deep historical roots, these simultaneously sacred and secular fiestas have also been crucial to the blending of Iberian, African, and Indigenous American heritages. Ethnomusicologist Daniel Piper leads this class on a virtual journey to Brazil and the Dominican Republic to experience dynamic local festivals and appreciate the power of music to speak to a sense of cultural identity and help shape a community's response to the pressures of globalization.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshop | Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation


Bring your own project or choose something from a provided collection to work on during this freeform crafting workshop. The workshop will include materials for sewing, knitting, crochet, coloring, paper crafts, and puzzles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Film | A Face in the Crowd (1957) with Andy Griffith and Walter Matthau


Ambitious young radio producer Marcia Jeffries finds a charming rogue named Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes in an Arkansas drunk tank and puts him on the air. Soon, Rhodes' local popularity gets him an appearance on television in Memphis, which he parlays into national network stardom that he uses to endorse a presidential candidate for personal gain. But the increasingly petulant star's ego, arrogance and womanizing threaten his rise to the top. Director: Elia Kazan Cast: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick Andy Griffith was an American actor, comedian, television producer, singer and writer whose career spanned seven decades in music and television. Known for his Southern drawl, his characters with a folksy-friendly personality, as well as his gruff but friendly voice, Griffith was a Tony Award nominee for two roles. He gained prominence in the starring role in A Face in the Crowd (1957) and No Time for Sergeants (1958) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead roles of Andy Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968) and Ben Matlock in the legal drama Matlock (1986–1995). Walter Matthau was an American actor, comedian and film director. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie (1966).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Lecture | Entrepreneurship and Blindness: Turning a Disadvantage into a Game Changing Advantage


Dr. Hoby Wedler will focus on his life as a blind scientist and entrepreneur, how he was able to turn blindness into a big advantage in his career, and the importance of taking challenges, and focus on the power of mentorship and forming everlasting relationships.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concert | Ragtime, Jazz and Blues - Outdoors


With Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Opening Reception | Light & Beauty: An Exhibition by New York Islamic Arts 


Featured artists: Müjgan Başköylü Zinnur Doğanata Kamile Erdoğdular Behnaz Karjoo Nurdan Yeneroğlu
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Lecture | Changing Fashions in Performance Practice and Programming


Every generation of performers has its own version of the past and its own view of the present. This presentation contextualizes changing attitudes towards interpretation and programming over time, highlighting different generational interpretations of what exactly a musical score conveys, and what is deemed the most compelling style of programming.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:30 pm
Free

Lecture | Dominant Ideologies of Immigration and a Rational Approach Toward Its Future Management


A lecture by Alejandro Portes, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. He is the author of 250 articles and chapters on national development, international migration, Latin American and Caribbean urbanization, and economic sociology. He has published 30 books and special issues. His books include City on the Edge – the Transformation of Miami.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Park Walk | Forest Bathing


Reconnect with nature by participating in a guided Forest Bathing experience. Allow yourself to connect with the park in a way you never have before. The program includes a short, no more than a half-mile walk at a slow pace.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Master Class | Piano Master Class


A piano master class with Rena Shereshevskaya.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Poetry Reading | 3 Poets Read From Their Work


Poetry readings by Hala Alyan, Megan Fernandes, and Edgar Kunz, followed by a reception/signing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Film | Forced Change (2022): Lives Upended by Hurricane Katrina


An in-depth look at four people who left New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and never returned. This 14-year epic investigates why they left, why they didn't return and how they are still deeply affected close to 15 years after the greatest natural disaster in American history changed their lives forever. Director: Rennik Soholt 77 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Classical Music | Choral Works by Mozart, Schubert, and More (In Person AND Online)


Trinity Youth Chorus; and Novus NY Orchestra perform works by Mozart, Faure, Mendelssohn, and Schubert written in their teenage years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free

Conference | Italian Author Curzio Malaparte and the Visual Arts


Italian author Curzio Malaparte (1898-1957) has been celebrated and ostracized worldwide for his controversial politics and for the impressive success of novels such as Kaputt (1944) and The Skin (1949). In his writings, Malaparte witnesses the fall of Europe during WWII by illuminating the racialized, gendered and biopolitical aspects of modern political power, even beyond fascism. At the same time, his name is indelibly associated with Casa Malaparte (1938-40, revised until 1950), the outstanding modernist mansion perched atop a solitary rock in Capri, which the author himself designed in collaboration with rationalist architect Adalberto Libera. A fabled subject and setting for countless photographers and filmmakers, Casa Malaparte has become a paradigm of luxurious minimalism and an international icon of Italian style, famously portrayed in Jean-Luc Godard’s film Contempt. Malaparte’s unique interpretation of arts, architecture, and landscape in his visionary writing and beyond—from Casa Malaparte, to the piercing photographs he shot as a war correspondent in Ethiopia, the Balkans and Ukraine, to his anti-picturesque film The Forbidden Christ (1951)—are at the center of this event.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Poetry Reading | Poetry Performance with Emmy-Winning Poet Caridad de la Luz


Emmy-winning Nuyorican poet, musician, and storyteller Caridad de la Luz aka "La Bruja" presents a special performance of her original production, From Poor to Rico. From Poor to Rico is a theatrical tour de force that offers audiences an opportunity to experience the Puerto Rico Caridad knew as a child growing up between the island and the Bronx, and reflections on Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria through her eyes. Guided by Caridad, From Poor to Rico offers a powerful testament to the richness of Puerto Rican history, culture, and its people. Audiences meet a resilient island waiting to be free from the historical weight of colonization. Caridad envisions a future built on Indigenous - Afro - Taino - Jibaro culture and imagination. She dedicates her work to the Puerto Rican diaspora, a love letter to lives lost and to those still surviving. With original poetry, music, and visuals, Caridad invites us all to imagine a better future for Puerto Rico.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free

Opening Reception | Expanding the Panopticon: Group Show


A group exhibition featuring 12 current MFA Fine Arts students guided by artist James O. Clark. Through a rich mix of material exploration in painting, sculpture and installation, the show brings viewers into a space that follows a path of memory and realization traversing the contradictions and dualities inherent to the human condition. The narrative unfolds with playful reminiscences of childhood, leading into the realities and emotional landscapes of the body, ecological crisis and politics. Each artist comes to term with reality by delving into a spectrum of dynamic emotions and cultural undercurrents running through today’s world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Karma of the Sun: Tibetan Apocalyptic Fantasy Novel 


Hear debut author Brandon Ying Kit Boey speak about his Tibetan apocalyptic fantasy novel. Six suns, six blasts in the sky; a seventh one, and the earth will die. In the isolation of the Himalayas, the snows still fall, but they are tinged with the ash of a nuclear winter; the winds still blow, but they wail with the cries of ghosts. The seventh and final blast is near. As the world heaves its final breaths, the people of the Tibetan plateau—civilization’s final survivors—are haunted by spirits and terrorized by warlords. Though the last of the seven prophesied cataclysms is at hand, young Karma searches for a father who disappeared ten years earlier, presumed dead. Driven by a yearning to see his father again before the end, and called by an eerie horn unheard by anyone else, Karma forges into the Himalayas and discovers that his father’s disappearance may be linked to a mystical mountain said to connect the physical world with the spirit lands—and a possible way to save their doomed future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Movie in a Park | The Witches (2020): Grandma vs the Coven with Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer


A young boy and his grandmother have a run-in with a coven of witches and their leader. Director: Robert Zemeckis Stars: Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci 106 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Unholy Terrors: Monsters Have Demons, Too


Critically acclaimed author of monstrous romances Lyndall Clipstone weaves a bloodstained tale of a girl torn between her vows and her heart Everline Blackthorn has devoted her life to the wardens—a sect of holy warriors who guard against monsters known as the vespertine. When a series of strange omens occur, Everline disobeys orders to investigate, and uncovers a startling truth in the form of Ravel Severin: a rogue vespertine who reveals the monsters have secrets of their own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Poetry Reading | An Evening of Poetry and Art


An evening of poetry and an exhibition of new works by Edmund de Waal and Sally Mann, inspired by each other’s practices. Taking the artists’ shared love of poetry, fragments, and metamorphosis as a point of departure, poets Elisa Gonzalez and Terrance Hayes will share a selection of their recent works that resonate with the themes of elegy and historical reckoning that are explored in the show. Jonathan Galassi, chairman and executive editor at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, will also read from The FSG Poetry Anthology, a collection of work by more than 125 poets published on the occasion of the publisher’s seventy-fifth anniversary. Following the readings, Gonzalez and Hayes will discuss poetry’s enduring magnetism and its ability to foster dialogue in a conversation moderated by Galassi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Screening | Secret Sixteen Screening: 16mm Films


16mm films from the Cinema Studies Department Archive. With lo-fi gems, oddball curiosities, and pre-internet obscurities. There's a surprise here for everyone!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concert | Sufi Music from Premier Pakistani Group


The Farid Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwal Group is one of the premier Qawwali groups of Pakistan. Qawwali is a form of Sufi devotional music from South Asia whose roots stretch to the medieval period. Rich in poetic and mystical symbolism, the performance is led by powerful vocalists who loop through multiple verse-chorus sequences in several languages. The ensemble lays claim to a strong musical lineage that stretches back to the Mughal court in Delhi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Dance Lesson | Tango in the Park


Put on your dancing shoes and learn with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. Experience "the authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling." Come with your partner, your friends, or come by yourself and find a new dance partner.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 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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6:30 pm
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Dance Performance | UNBOUND Vol. II: The Art of Sin Immersive Dance Experience


Pick a room, follow a character, explore. Meet the sins in their own skin. Created by Thistle Dance, The Art of Sin is the second of their Unbound Series: a spooky, immersive dance experience that spans the three floors.  This October, the exhibition of iniquity explores the entwined relationships between the seven deadly sins. Shadow them floor-by-floor and room-to-room for an unrepentantly provocative night. This event will reframe what are often considered our worst parts and unveil each sin in its own skin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:45 pm
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Book Discussion | Kill Show: A Novel of Tragedy and Exploitation


Daniel Sweren-Becker's newest novel is a thoughtful and addictively readable novel that offers a fresh and provocative take on whodunits and true crime.  Sara Parcell disappeared without a trace on a crisp April morning in Frederick, Maryland. Her tragic story was a national obsession and the centerpiece of a controversial television docuseries that followed her disappearance in real time. But is it possible that everyone missed the biggest secret of all? Ten years after these events, the people who knew Sara best are finally ready to talk. In this genre-bending novel, Daniel Sweren-Becker fashions an oral history around the seemingly familiar crime of a teenage girl gone missing. Yet Kill Show, filled with diabolical twists and provocative social commentary, is no standard mystery. Through “interviews” with family members, neighbors, law enforcement, television executives, and a host of other compelling characters, Sweren-Becker constructs a riveting tale about one family’s tragedy—and Hollywood’s insatiable desire to exploit it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concert | Classical and Folk-Influenced Pieces for Cello and Guitar


Kristen Drymala, cello; and Christopher DiPietro, guitar, perform original compositions from their album Pomegranate and upcoming album Adonis. Active for over a decade in New York City and Boston, Brooklyn guitar and cello duo Quarterly have become known for their performances of classical and folk-influenced pieces for guitar and cello. DiPietro's guitar usually provides a harmonic and rhythmic backbone, and Drymala's cello serves as the melodic voice. On their third album, Adonis, however, the two often take more equal roles--"dancing together," as they put it--to create engaging and unusual moods.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Saxophone and Piano Works


James Noyes, saxophone; Olga Gurevich, piano. Program Eugene Bozza (1905-1991), Aria Wolfgang Jacobi (1894-1972), Sonata Alec Wilder (1907-1980), Suite no.1, "Three Ballads for Stan Getz" Paul Kirby, Sonata W.J. McCoy (1848-1926), Romance Leon Moreau (1870-1946), Idylle from Pastorale
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Violin and Piano Works


Emily Kalish, violin; Kyle Walker, piano. Program Irene Britton Smith (1907-1999), Sonata for Violin and Piano Reena Esmail (b. 1983), Darshan: Charukeshi Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981), Rhapsody No. 1 for Solo Violin Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944), Capriccio for Violin and Piano, Op. 18 Irene Britton Smith (1907-1999), Passacaglia in C-sharp Minor Lili Boulanger (1893-1918), D’un matin de printemps Amy Reich (b. 1955), Four Pieces Lili Boulanger (1893-1918), Cortège
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Play | Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea: A Reimagining of The Little Mermaid


Once upon a time, a rain cloud fell in love with a human. Dolan, who bears an uncanny resemblance to author Hans Christian Andersen, tries to tell this simple and sweet story, but characters in the story keep turning into figures from Dolan's own history of turbulent relationships. An adaptation, a reimagining, and a critique of The Little Mermaid, Julio Izumi's play is a story of romantic, obsessive, and unrequited love. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Concert | Combo Leading the Modern Salsa Revolution


The husband-and-wife duo of trombone player and bandleader Ron Renaissance and the glamorous vocalist Jodi Music are at the heart of the NYC-based Uptown Royalty, a combo at the forefront of the future of the modern salsa revolution. Uptown Royalty's fusion of classic salsa with contemporary pop, disco, rock, and R&B ignores divisions of genre and seeks connection across the musical spectrum. Backed by a multi-piece band, Ron and Jodi's fresh approach to live performance sizzles with irresistible charisma, energizing audiences with their spectacular energy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Dance Performance | Second Avenue Dance Company October Concert (in-person and online)


The SADC goves an October October concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Dance Performance | UNBOUND Vol. II: The Art of Sin Immersive Dance Experience


Pick a room, follow a character, explore. Meet the sins in their own skin. Created by Thistle Dance, The Art of Sin is the second of their Unbound Series: a spooky, immersive dance experience that spans the three floors. This October, the exhibition of iniquity explores the entwined relationships between the seven deadly sins. Shadow them floor-by-floor and room-to-room for an unrepentantly provocative night. This event will reframe what are often considered our worst parts and unveil each sin in its own skin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:45 pm
Free

Play | Dancing at Lughnasa: Tony-Winning Play About Survival During Revolution


In Brian Friel's Tony-winning play, a revolution began, but nobody called it a revolution. They were just some steps, incoherent, hesitant, and aimless. An animalistic ballet against something that didn't seem right. An amorphous instinct. Brian Friel's Tony-winning play recalls those who, more out of courage and survival than belief, took the first moves to claim a fair space to be themselves. It's the story of five sisters surviving in a world that doesn't dance. It is a choreography of struggle, minor victories, and sorrows, composed through the blurred memories of a 7-year-old child in the summer that changed his life. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free

Play | Everything You Wanted: A Play Inspired by Shakespeare's All's Well that Ends Well


Heather's in love with Billy. Billy's really into Dina. Dina liked Shaun, but not so much anymore. Shaun's gonna "kill" PJ. PJ thinks Remy is cute. Remy can't stop laughing. Erica can't stop reading. Liam can't stop looking at Erica. It's the last week of Camp Minnetonka, Summer of 2003, no one has a date for Banquet, and Color War's about to begin. Inspired by Shakespeare's All's Well that Ends Well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
$5, tickets required

Discussion | Exploring Hip-Hop Pedagogies in Music Education


In honor of the 50th anniversary of the emergence of hip hop here in New York City, this panel discussion will feature several leading practitioners utilizing the power of hip hop culture and music in the transformation of educational spaces and beyond. This event will spotlight diverse perspectives at the forefront in these realms, and conclude with an open jam and cypher. Panelists: Jamel Mims, aka MC Tingbudong (rapper multimedia artist and educator), Dizzy Senze (freestyle rapper, songwriter, emcee and multimedia artist), Regan Sommer McCoy (curator, community archivist, and arts administrator), and Marlon Richardson, aka UnLearn the World (MC, Beatmaker, Producer and Hip Hop Educator).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Liederabend (In-Person and Online)


Artists from the Collaborative Piano department perform repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free

Dance Performance | UNBOUND Vol. II: The Art of Sin Immersive Dance Experience


Pick a room, follow a character, explore. Meet the sins in their own skin. Created by Thistle Dance, The Art of Sin is the second of their Unbound Series: a spooky, immersive dance experience that spans the three floors. This October, the exhibition of iniquity explores the entwined relationships between the seven deadly sins. Shadow them floor-by-floor and room-to-room for an unrepentantly provocative night. This event will reframe what are often considered our worst parts and unveil each sin in its own skin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:45 pm
Free
Complimentary Tickets

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Classical Music | Sacred Choral Works at a Landmark Venue

Regular Price: $49
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

Regular Price: $51
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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