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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on October 30, 2023?

19 free events take place on Monday, October 30 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 30 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 Monday, October 30, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
free events nyc Works by Handel, Porpora, and Corello for Violin, Cello, and More
free events nyc The Hebrew Sonnets of Immanuel of Rome
free events nyc German Angst: A Night of German Horror Shorts
free events nyc Works by Mozart, Grieg, and Dvorak for Piano and Strings
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Workshop | Morning Meditation


Start your day by balancing your mind, body, and spirit during instructor guided meditation. This renowned practice lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 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
Free

Dance Lesson | Dance Bachata


This 4-week course will take you from absolute beginner to proficiency in one of the hottest Latin dances taking hold of the world - BACHATA! Led by Joe Burgos from the Piel Canela Dance School, you will learn its historical upcoming and how to take the dance floor in any setting. Joe Burgos is the Director of Piel Canela Dance School, and has over 25 years of professional dance teaching experience in Salsa On2 and Bachata. He has taught in many corporate and public environments and has performed around the world spreading the joy of Latin dancing. You must register for each individual session you wish to attend Comfortable clothing and footwear should be worn Please arrive 15 minutes early to the class Participants must sign a Consent/Release Form for each class they attend.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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. Start times: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
Free

Jazz | An Afternoon of Jazz (In Person AND Online)


Esteban Castro Trio.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
Free

Workshop | Intro to Photography Part 1: Cameras & Lenses (online)


Are you starting your photography journey and looking for a great place to learn, or just looking to brush up on the basics? Tony Gale’s popular Intro to Photography series returns with all the information you need to begin creating stunning photos. This four-part series gets started with an introduction to cameras and lenses, as Tony talks about the different types of camera setups currently available and which is the right gear for the right situation. Learn about the different types of cameras on the market, the different focal lengths for lenses, prime vs. zoom lenses, various features and more! 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Lecture | A Vanishing Point: Unity in Orthodoxy and the Ukraine Crisis


A lecture by Nadieszda Kizenko, Professor of History and Religious Studies Program Director, University at Albany. A reception immediately follows the lecture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Our Inner Quarters: Spaces of Work & Care: Curators' Walkthrough


Curated by Yin Q and Chong Gu of Red Canary Song, the grassroots collective of migrant massage workers, sex workers, and allies of the Asian diaspora. They lead a walk through the exhibition, which reconstructs intimate body work space and traces the origins and core community of RCS, based in Flushing, Queens, through installation, everyday objects, oral history recordings, video, artwork, and a library of zines and books by RCS core members and allied community members.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Film | The Night of the Hunter (1955)


The Rev. Harry Powell is a religious fanatic and serial killer who targets women who use their sexuality to attract men. Serving time in prison for car theft, he meets condemned murderer Ben Harper, who confesses to hiding $10,000 in stolen loot. Released from jail, Powell is obsessed with finding the money, and he tracks down Harper's widow, Willa, and her two children, John and Pearl. Director: Charles Laughton Cast:  Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason, Evelyn Varden, Peter Graves, Don Beddoe, Gloria Castillo, Billy Chapin, Sally Jane Bruce
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Talk | How the Lower East Side Streets Got Their Names (online)


New York City, founded in 1625 and stretching back centuries more, is teeming with history in plain sight. Nestled between famous landmarks and colossal skyscrapers are streets and avenues that can reveal just as much history, if not more. This event dives into the spies and traitors, soldiers and politicians, and governors and royals who gave our city and the Lower East Side their names.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Screening | The 2023 Undies Screening: Student Films


A three-hour screening event showcasing finished films created during the previous year by underclass students. As per tradition, the first-year class is invited to participate on the judging panel for the 2023 Undies Awards and all audience members will have a chance to vote on the winner of the 2023 Undies Audience Choice Award.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Classical Music | Works by Handel, Porpora, and Corello for Violin, Cello, and More


Twelfth Night: Nicoletta Berry, soprano; Rachell Ellen Wong, violin and direction; Amelia Sie, violin; Nathan Whittaker, cello; David Belkovski, harpsichord and direction, perform works by Handel (1685-1759), Porpora (1686-1768), and Corelli (1653-1713). Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Film | What Will People Say (2017): Young Woman Clashes with Conservative Parents


The story of Nisha, daughter of a Pakistani-Norwegian family, who is kidnapped to Pakistan by her parents when her father finds her in bed with a man. Director: Iram Haq Stars: Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna 106 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Poetry Reading | The Hebrew Sonnets of Immanuel of Rome


A satirist, poet, and biblical commentator, Immanuel ben Shelomoh or Manoello Giudeo, was a contemporary of Dante. He moved swiftly between vernacular and Hebrew, modeled his verses on the Arabic maqama, and wrote the first known sonnets in Hebrew. He lived in Rome during the turbulent period following the communal experience, a member of a Jewish community that is known only through the many Hebrew manuscripts produced in its midst. His work and life have fascinated scholars for over six centuries, making him one of the most studied Hebrew writers in history; yet, in the world of mass culture, he has remained practically unknown. His most published and studied book, the Mahbarot, a collection of satirical tales written in Hebrew foreshadowing Boccaccio's Decameron, has never been translated as a whole. Scholars' widely diverging readings have cast mystery on his persona and the world surrounding him. At this event, you'll enjoy readings of Immanuel of Rome's Sonnets by actor Ronald Guttman, followed by discussion with literary scholar Fabrizio Lelli and translator Yehudah Cohn. The discussion will be moderated by Natalia Indrimi, director of the Centro Primo Levi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free

Book Discussion | Some People Need Killing: A Memoir of Murder in My Country


Filipino investigative journalist Patricia Evangelista’s meticulously reported and deeply human chronicle of the Philippines’ drug war and its president, Rodrigo Duterte’s assault on his country’s struggling democracy. For six years, Evangelista had the distinctive beat of chronicling the killings carried out by police and vigilantes in the name of Duterte’s war on drugs – a campaign that has led to the slaughter of thousands – immersing herself in a world of killers and survivors and capturing the atmosphere of fear created when a democratically-elected president decides that some lives are without worth. The book takes its title from a vigilante, whose words reflect the psychological accommodation that many in the country have made: “I’m really not a bad guy,” he said. “I’m not all bad. Some people need killing.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$5

Book Discussion | What's Left Unsaid: My Life at the Center of Power, Politics & Crisis


Melissa DeRosa presents a gripping and candid story from the frontlines of the COVID crisis to the real events behind the rise and fall of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Screening | German Angst: A Night of German Horror Shorts


On Halloween Eve, the German Film Office is pleased to present a short film showcase from the sinister side of German cinema. Curated by Deniz Sertkol, the lineup features five short films from the past two decades, each with a distinct interpretation of the genre. The darkly humorous classic Gabelstaplerfahrer Klaus by Jorg Wagner and Stefan Prehn, serves as a ride into the goriness of German workplace horror. The Hermetic Circle by Moritz Uebele takes us on a 16mm journey of mysticism and terror, while Jonathan B. Behr's Follower--filmed entirely on a smartphone--explores the creeping dread of the digital age. The Sleeper by Alexandra Gerbaulet offers a disquieting and enigmatic experience, while F for Freaks by Sabine Ehrl delves into a post-apocalyptic nightmare of cinematic mastery. In German with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Reading | Selected Jewish Short Stories on the Story of Lilith (in-person and online)


Dan Van Doren will moderate a reading of selected Jewish short stories (in translation) focusing on the story of Lilith, described in literature and myth either as Adam's first wife or as a demon. They will be reading "The Story of Lilith and Eve," by Jacob Lind, "Baruch Dayan Emet (Blessed is the True Judge)," by M Dante, and "The Birth of Satan" by Sholem Asch. There will be time for discussion after each of the stories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Works by Mozart, Grieg, and Dvorak for Piano and Strings


ECCO String Orchestra; Shai Wosner, piano. Program Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 414 Grieg (1843-1907), Holberg Suite Dvorak (1841-1904), Selection from String Quartet, op. 96 ("American") New work for piano and string orchestra
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
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Classical Music | Sacred Choral Works at a Landmark Venue

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Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

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