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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 28, 2023?

29 free events take place on Saturday, October 28 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 28 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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29 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Saturday, October 28, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc East Midtown Walk: The New, the Old and the Controversial
free events nyc Dia de Muertos
free events nyc Halawai Film Festival
free events nyc Dance Works-in-Progress
free events nyc Hip Hop Moviethon With Guest Artist MC Debbie D
free events nyc Works by Schubert and More for Fortepiano
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Birdwatching | Birding in the Park


Did you know that over 200 species migrate through NYC every year? This is a bilingual (Spanish-English) birdwatching outing. This tour lasts for 1.5 hours and is suitable for birders of all levels, from first-time participants to seasoned birders. While there are no specific requirements, bringing water and binoculars is highly recommended.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
Free

Conference | Building the Turkish Republic: The Early Decades


A conference commemorating the nation's centennial.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
Free

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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Workshop | Drawing in the Park


Paint in watercolor or use pastels and other drawing materials to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape of South Cove. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Hike | Mushroom ID Hike


This Urban Park Ranger-led hike will take you through the forest to learn how to identify fungi. Participants will learn about the crucial role that mushrooms play in an ecosystem and how natural decomposition takes place.
   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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Classical Music | Castles & Cathedrals: Violin Works by Saint-Saens, Rameau, and More


Miolina returns with their program "Castles & Cathedrals." The soaring heights of these buildings made them the skyscrapers of their time. Today, they continue to capture our eyes even as cities have grown taller and taller. Miolina will perform works inspired by the spirit of castles and cathedrals. Their show will include works by composers: Lynn Bechtold, Joe Hisaishi, Takuma Itoh, Kyle McGucken, Jean-Philippe Rameau/arr. Guignon, Camille Saint-Saens, & Rentaro Taki.
   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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Screening | Baltic Animation Festival


The first-ever festival in the US exhibiting animated short films from three Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. 11:00AM   Children / Families - showing  (52 mins)         "The Goat Luck- Bad Luck" Lithuania          "Minotaur" Latvia         "Sierra" Estonia         "Tales of Zale - Flickering Lights" Sweden Ages 4-17   2:00PM          Estonian Matinee films   (84 mins) 3:30PM INTERMISSION                       (30 mins)   4:00PM.         Lithuanian  films              (78 mins)   5:20PM INTERMISSION                        (30 mins)   5:50PM          Nordic films                      (68.20 mins) 7:00PM INTERMISSION                        (20 mins)   7:20PM          Latvian films                     (95 mins)   9:00PM          Closing Reception     
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
$5

City Walk | East Midtown Walk: The New, the Old and the Controversial


This walk alternates between Park and Lexington Avenues, and features some of the world's most prominent Modern and Post-Modern buildings. It will also take us to a spectacularly designed church, a beautiful synagogue, a wonderful and often-overlooked Art Deco skysraper, a Florentine-style palazzo, a sculptural chapel, and a site associated with Marilyn Monroe. The walk offers an opportunity to compare various architectural styles and perhaps to form judgments as to what constitutes appealing and unappealing designs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
$5

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 | Dia de Muertos


Celebrate Mexico's beloved 3,000-year-old tradition commemorating friends and relatives who have passed away. This year, they are presenting a series of live performances, art-making workshops, a special altar, photo booth, and more!
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free

Screening | Halawai Film Festival


The Halawai Film Festival (HFF) endeavors to celebrate, showcase and cultivate talent and cultural resources of the Pacific Islands in the New York metropolitan area. Experience performances and films centered around the cultural dances of the Pacific Islands. Join the journey to becoming the best of the best in hula, and take an unvarnished look at the impacts of the commercialization of hula and Hawaiian culture. Featured films include Ka Huaka'i, directed by Gerard Elmore which follows a dancer, a kumu hula (teacher of hula), and a former Miss Aloha Hula as they go on a journey to the annual Merry Monarch, considered the Olympics of hula. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free

Park Walk | History and Horticulture Walk


Explore The Battery's extensive perennial gardens and robust history, led by expert guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Delcy Morelos: El abrazo: Artist Walkthrough


Artist-led tour of Delcy Morelos’s exhibition—the artist’s first solo presentation in the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Film | Nope (2022) Directed by Jordan Peele


A man and his sister discover something sinister in the skies above their California horse ranch, while the owner of a nearby theme park tries to profit from the mysterious, otherworldly phenomenon. Director: Jordan Peele Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, Brandon Perea, Keith David Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker known for his film and television work in the comedy and horror genres. Peele started his career in sketch comedy before transitioning his career as a writer and director of psychological horror and satirical films. In 2017, Peele was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Film | The Invisible Man (2020): science fiction-horror


After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back. Director: Leigh Whannell Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Jazz | Brazilian Jazz with In-Demand Trumpeter


Brazilian drummer Sam Martinelli presents a Brazilian Jazz concert featuring guest Freddie Hendrix, one of the most in-demand trumpeters in Jazz, and beyond. He has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra and The Christian McBride Big Band, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys. Brazilian music and Jazz have a long history of music integration, especially after the Bossa Nova movement that took place in Rio in the late 50s and spread throughout the world after the Carnegie Hall concert in 1962, where Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, and many others were presented to the world.
   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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Gallery Talk | Museum Highlights Tour


A highlights tour of these exhibitions: A Collection without Borders -- celebrates the art and culture of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, Goa and the Philippines. Includes a wide range of paintings and decorative arts. Featuring works by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Murillo, Tápies, Viladrich, Arrieta, and many more. Anatomy of a Fresco: Drawings of José Clemente Orozco from the Wornick Collection -- Anatomy of a Fresco features a rare group of figurative sketches for portraits and preparatory works for large-scale murals made during the Mexican Mural Movement. Sorolla's Vision of Spain -- The monumental series of 14 paintings known as Vision of Spain by the Valencian master Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. A truly unique, immersive experience that captures the essence of turn-of-the-century rural Spain. Sculpture on the Audobon Terrace -- Immerse yourself in Penetrable, an interactive sculpture created by Jesús Rafael Soto, as well as Marta Chilindron’s Orange Cube 48, the inaugural selection for Art on the Audubon Terrace, a partnership with the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Park Walk | Pollinator Walk


With an experienced guide, you will learn about and hunt for New York City’s pollinators and the habitats that support them. Come relax, observe, and explore nature through the lens of pollinators — and contribute to scientific research in the process. They invite you to download the iNaturalist app on your phone in advance of this event so you can participate in impactful community science activity. During the walk, you will photograph pollinators and upload them to our “A Bee or Not a Bee?” iNaturalist project, collaborating with naturalists around the world to determine whether the insect buzzing by is a bee, wasp, fly, or other common bee doppelgänger. Also referred to as “citizen science,” community science projects galvanize the time, passion, and participation of concerned, curious people to get in the field to collect data or take other action that fuels research. You don’t need a degree or experience in a lab to participate – all you need is the desire to help out.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


Informal showings of new works in varying stages of development. Showings are followed by a reception, conversation, and Q&A between the artists. With: Wendell Gray II + Anna Sperber
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free

Screening | Hip Hop Moviethon With Guest Artist MC Debbie D


Hip-Hop's first female soloist MC Debbie D introduces Beat Street (3:00 pm), in which she appeared, and discusses her experience as a solo rapper and a member of the legendary Juice Crew. A Hip-Hop scholar and historian, Debbie D was the first Pioneer-In-Residence in NJPAC's Hip Hop Program and a Teaching Artist in the New Jersey Public Schools; she has has earned six degrees, including a Ph.D, and is an Ordained Reverend. NYU's Hip-Hop trilogy is completed by Krush Groove (5:00 pm) and Straight Outta Compton (7:30).
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free

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
4:00 pm
Free

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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Classical Music | Works by Schubert and More for Fortepiano


Yi-heng Yang, fortepiano. Program Schubert (1797-1828), Klavierstucke, D. 946, Nos. 1 and 3, and selected Lieder Conrad Cummings (b. 1948), West Twenty-Third Street 2021: Song Cycle for Tenor and Fortepiano (World Premiere)
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free

Gallery Talk | Whitney Museum of American Art Tour (online)


A virtual tour of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City to study their fabulous collection, which focuses on "modern" American art from the 1900's to the present including the Ashcan school and the world's largest collection of works by Edward Hopper. The Whitney Museum of American Art, known informally as "The Whitney", is an art museum in the Meatpacking District and West Village neighborhoods of Manhattan in New York City. It was founded in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875–1942), a wealthy and prominent American socialite and art patron after whom it is named. The Whitney focuses on 20th- and 21st-century American art. Its permanent collection, spanning the late-19th century to the present, comprises more than 25,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and artifacts of new media by more than 3,500 artists. It places particular emphasis on exhibiting the work of living artists as well as maintaining an extensive permanent collection of important pieces from the first half of the last century. The museum's Annual and Biennial exhibitions have long been a venue for younger and lesser-known artists whose work is showcased there.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Classical Music | Works for Double Bass (In Person AND Online)


Lon Fon Law, double bass. Program Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889), Elegy No. 1 Johann Baptist Wanhal (1739-1813), Double Bass Concerto Teppo Hauta-aho (1941-2021), Kadenza Reinhold Glière (1875-1956), Two Pieces for Double Bass and Piano, Op. 9
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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