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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 22, 2023?

19 free events take place on Sunday, October 22 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 22 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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19 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Sunday, October 22, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Open House New York: An Extraordinary Opportunity to Experience the City
free events nyc Treats in the Streets 2023
free events nyc Dancing at Lughnasa: Tony-Winning Play About Survival During Revolution
free events nyc Sunday Afternoon Music
free events nyc The Gods Show Their Love Between Friends: The Extraordinary Friendship of Hannah Arendt and Helen Wolff
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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
Free

Park Walk | Autumn Nature Walk


Expert naturalist Ken Chaya leads a nature walk through the park. Explore the ancient forest and salt marsh, discover glacial markings and potholes, and learn about the local wildlife.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free

Workshop | Chess Open House in the Park


Following a multi-year restoration, the Chess & Checkers House is open to players of all ages and abilities. The restoration included revitalizing the original rustic architecture of this mid-century landmark with Victorian roots, as well as enhancing the site’s accessibility. Explore the site, discover its place in the development of New York City’s modern play culture, and, of course, play! Today only, you’ll have the opportunity to view rarely seen architectural plans and archival images of the Chess & Checkers House. Guides will also share insights into its history, design, and revival. Then, you can try your hand in a round of chess or checkers, test your skills with chess puzzles, and enjoy event-exclusive trivia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free

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

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
Free

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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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
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11:00 am
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Festival | Treats in the Streets 2023


Are you ready for a thrilling day filled with treats, fun, and a dash of spooky charm? This family-friendly event promises a day of trick-or-treating for adults and children alike, featuring a wide array of delightful activities, live music, and the 5th Annual Doggie Costume Contest. Explore the highlights of this NYC fall tradition. There's an abundance of activities to keep you entertained throughout the day. Enjoy classic games like pumpkin ring toss, pumpkin tic-tac-toe, and corn hole at various locations in the neighborhood. See link for full details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
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
2:00 pm
Free

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
2:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Sunday Afternoon Music


Vianca Alejandra, soprano; Patrice P. Eaton, mezzo soprano; Courtney Conkling, flute; and Vloletta Zabbi, piano.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

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
Free

Discussion | The Gods Show Their Love Between Friends: The Extraordinary Friendship of Hannah Arendt and Helen Wolff


Marion Detjen, Roger Berkowitz, Thomas Wild, and Tristram Wolff explore the extraordinary friendship of Helen Wolff and Hannah Arendt. Helen Wolff and Hannah Arendt were born in 1906, read Schopenhauer at an early age, loved their husbands devotedly, fled Germany in 1933 and Nazi-occupied Europe in 1941--and made their respective ways as refugee women of letters in Manhattan during and after the war, Wolff as a book publisher and Arendt as an editor, political philosopher, and journalist. Yet their lasting friendship stemmed from differences as much as similarities. Historian Marion Detjen, Wolff's grandniece and biographer, will present on this extraordinary relationship. Roger Berkowitz, founder of the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College, will moderate a conversation between Detjen and Thomas Wild, the HAC's research director. And comparative literature scholar Tristram Wolff will read from his English translation of his grandmother's posthumously discovered novella Background for Love, which was a bestseller in Germany and is forthcoming from Pushkin Press of London and Edizione Marsiglio of Venice. The program will be introduced by Helen Wolff's step-grandson Alexander Wolff, author of the family history Endpapers and co-initiator of the Helen Wolff Grants for women writers at risk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Works by Beethoven, Haydn, Dvorak, and More for Violin, Viola, and Cello


Players from the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra: Mark Chien, violin; Ashley Windle, violin; Jay Julio, viola; Rocío Díaz de Cossío, cello. Program Beethoven (1770-1827), Op. 18, No. 1 Haydn (1732-1809), Op. 3, No. 5 George Walker (1922-2018), Lyric for Strings Teresa Carreño (1853-1917), String Quartet in B minor Dvořák (1841-1904), String Quartet in F major "American"
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Beautiful Monster: A Becoming


Miles Borrero's breathtaking, exquisitely crafted memoir about a trans person’s singular journey through breaching the boundaries of gender — across generations, cultures and borders — to become his truest, most authentic self, Beautiful Monster is brimming with wonder, humor, and mythos, entertaining and enlightening in equal measure.
   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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Performance | Battle Acts Live: TV Show Taping


An electrifying night of entertainment and access to the inner workings of a television shoot. They will be picking volunteers from the audience to perform on camera and are featuring six pre-booked incredible actors, who will be performing everything from Barbie monologues, to Shakespeare, to improvisation in an event that promises to leave you on the edge of your seat, laughing and cheering throughout the night.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
Free
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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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