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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 16, 2018?

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 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! 24 free events take place on September 16 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out September 16 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 September . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

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 one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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Sun, September 16, 2018
24 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on September 16, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Circle Sing Shout: combination of movement, voice, and rhythm
free events nyc Chamber works by J.S. Bach, Haydn and others
free events nyc Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour
free events nyc Works for cello and harp by Ravel, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and more
free events nyc 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many
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Learn about the park’s wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the park’s esplanade. Don’t forget to take photos! Sundays, June 3-September 30, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, River Nature Walk

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Sharyn Hahn lead you through some warm-up poses and a vinyasa flow as well as several short meditations, creative visualization, and intention-setting writing or sketching activities. You will leave feeling more flexible, relaxed, energized, with a mantra that you can carry with you throughout the week. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and they do have some if you need to borrow one for the class. Also bring a journal and something to write with. You will be writing a few times during the class, and if you prefer to sketch or want to do both, that is fine. Wear comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a warm or cool drink to keep you hydrated (with a secure lid). All levels are welcome. If you have never done yoga you will be able to participate as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Deep Yoga and Journaling

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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
10:00 am
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Tours, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

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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Fairs, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Street Fair

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A journey through the 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. Tour guides:  Miriam Berman, historian and the author of Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks and New York in Words and Images, a book of New York postcards. Fred Cookinham, historian, author of The Age of Rand: Imagining an Objectivist Future World. Mike Kaback, a native New Yorker, has an unquenchable enthusiasm for everything about this city. No advance registration is required. This tour repeats every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Flatiron District Walking Tour

City Walk |


On May 24, 1883, journalist Montgomery Schuyler said "It so happens that the work which is likely to be our most durable monument, and to convey some knowledge of us to the most remote posterity, is a work of bare utility; not a shrine, not a fortress, not a palace, but a bridge." This tour will tell the story of the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge, and examine its ever-present historical, technological, and cultural impact. Note: this tour is held early, as to avoid the massive crowds that the bridge continues to attract, 135 years after its completion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Historic Brooklyn Bridge Tour

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Adults and kids ages 5 and up learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. Sundays, July 1-September 30, 2018 (excluding Sep. 23).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Big City Fishing

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Yoga is back as a summer offering twice a week. Open for all ages. Bring your own mat or borrow one while supplies last, first come first served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Workshops, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Yoga Downtown

Fair |


This momentous event will feature local food vendors, street fair attractions, games, a special guest DJ performance, and so much more.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Fairs, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Community Block Party

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No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Community Rowing events are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats built on site. The rows last, depending on river conditions and crew experience, between one and three hours. Please arrive on-time as the crews will be assigned before 1PM. Bring extra water, a hat, and sunscreen as you will be rowing outdoors in the hot sun. Rowing is weather dependent and will be canceled for high winds, rain, or thunderstorms. All participants must sign a waiver and be able to climb a ladder. Every Sunday from June 10-October 21, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Community Rowing

Dance Lesson |


Come alone, with a friend, or with the whole family and take a West African Dance Class led by world-renowned master drummer Yahyah Kamate. Yahyah began his training in his native Cote D'Ivoire and has choreographed and danced for such renowned companies as Fotemoban Dance Company, Djensia Group, Camodgen of N’guatta Dolikro Dance Company of Cote d’Ivoire, and Affoubenou Sakassou Dance Company of Senegal. For the past 15 years, he has worked as lead dancer and choreographer for several companies in the United States, including Kulu Mele Dance Company and The Seventh Principle. Sundays, June 24-October 14, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, West African Dance Class

Festival |


Enjoy a full day of county fair magic in Manhattan with live bands, sideshow performers, carnival rides and games, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, Grow NYC  Stop ‘N’ Swap, and more! See an amazing Bindlestiff Family Cirkus duo performance on the sidestage! Laugh with host Ambrose Martos! Hear live music from Miller and the Other Sinners and Coyote & Crow, and square dance with City Stompers! Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you at Grow NYC's Stop 'N' Swap ! Please do NOT bring: furniture, large items, tube televisions, expired or open food, unsealed personal care products, medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, fabric scraps, incomplete toys and games, non-working electronics, magazines, or sharp objects.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, West Side County Fair

Performance |


In Circle Sing Shout, participants are invited to experience community, connection, openness, and the feeling of being at home in our own bodies as sanctuary through the forms of Call-and-Response and Rhythm, Improvisation and Movement. Circle Sing Shout is inspired by the traditions of Ring Shout and Haitian Rara which combine movement, voice, and rhythm as powerful tools for generating liberation of the mind, body, and spirit through sacred sounds, collective strength, and ancestral connection. Haitian-American artist Goussy Célestin interchanges the roles of pianist, composer, vocalist, dancer, and arranger with ease. She has studied/performed music and dance for the last two decades with such esteemed names as Ron Carter, Jimmy Heath, C. Scoby Stroman, Max Roach, Donald Byrd, Barry Harris, and Sheila Jordan as a jazz pianist-vocalist, while studying with Pat Hall, Jean Leon Destiné, and Camille Yarbrough, as a dancer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Performances, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Circle Sing Shout: combination of movement, voice, and rhythm

Classical Music |


The Vivaldi Project explores the overlooked role of the string trio in chamber music history, from the Baroque trio Sonata through its rich and varied Classical forms. The Trio will perform works by Campioni (1720-1788), J. S. Bach (1685-1750), Haydn (1732-1809) and other masters of the period including a newly discovered trio from the Moravian Archives by Ignaz Klausek. Praised for its brilliant and expressive playing, The Vivaldi Project presents innovative programs of Baroque and Classical string repertoire that combine scholarship and performance to both educate and delight audiences. The members are Elizabeth Field, violin; Allison Edberg-Nyquist, violin/viola; Stephanie Vial, cello.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
Free
Concerts, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Chamber works by J.S. Bach, Haydn and others

Park Walk |


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Heart of the Park Tour

City Walk |


The Lower East Side was once the most densely populated neighborhood on the planet. This 10 stop walking tour, will visit some major historical sites of the Jewish Lower East Side, from the late 1800's all the way up until present day. Weaving stories of triumph, heartbreak, and humor together, this tour is at once informative, entertaining, and may put you in the mood for a knish or four.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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City Walks, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour

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Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt 105 min. Following the film, there will be a special Q&A with Pixar animators/artists Gini Santos (Pixar's first female animation supervisor), Christina Faraj, and MontaQue Ruffin. The film will be preceded by an animated short from the Heroes of Color series, by David Heredia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, 2-Time Oscar Winner Coco (2017): Animated Comedy Adventure

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A film about the state of Chinese-occupied Tibet and its history of oppression and resistance. Director: Tom Peosay 104 min.
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Films, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002): Tibet's Sad History

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Book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field. Music composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Musicals, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Shame or the Doomsday Machine: An Operetta for the Street -- Outdoors

Classical Music |


Rita Costanzi, harp; Carlene Stober, cello Program Tournier (1879-1951) Promenade à l’automne (1912) Vivaldi (1678-1741) Sonata No. 6 in B-flat major Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) The Swan (1886) Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Song of the Black Swan (1917) Michael Kurek Serenade Ravel (1875-1937) Pavane (1899) Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Valse sentimentale (1882) Tournier (1879-1951) Au matin Marlos Nobre (b. 1939) Poema II About the Performers Formerly principal harpist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Rita Costanzi subsequently became solo harpist of the CBC Radio Orchestra of Vancouver. Vancouver Sun has described her as “An Artist of immense gifts….” Carlene Stober served as principal cellist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and performed throughout the U.S. as a member of the Delphi String Quartet. She also performed as continuo cellist for Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity for many years. Ms. Stober is a member of Empire Viols. About the Program Marcel Tournier was a French harpist, composer, and teacher who composed important solo repertory for the harp that expanded the technical and harmonic possibilities of the instrument. His works are regularly performed in concert and recorded by professional harpists, and they are often test pieces for harp-performance competitions. Antonio Vivaldi wrote a set of six sonatas for cello and continuo, written between 1720 and 1730, and published in Paris in 1740 by Leclerc and Boivin. These sonatas were published without an opus number; sometimes they are improperly called op. 14. Saint-Saëns' The Swan is the 13th and penultimate movement of The Carnival of the Animals. Originally scored for solo cello accompanied by two pianos, it has been arranged and transcribed for many instruments but remains best known as a cello solo. This is the only movement from The Carnival of the Animals that the composer allowed to be played in public during his lifetime. He thought the remaining movements were too frivolous and would damage his reputation as a serious composer. The Song of the Black Swan is extracted from Villa-Lobos' symphonic poem Naufragio de Kleônicos. It is a flowing, impressionistic duet for cello and piano that reveals his affection for the string instrument his father taught him as a child, and which he lavished with attention throughout his life. Michael Kurek’s ever-present integrity of craft and his music’s emotional power have steadily earned him both national and international recognition, with performances by symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles on five continents. His Serenade is written in the traditional Romantic style. The composer says: “The work is a true collaboration of equals as chamber music, showcasing the harp far more extensively than a mere “accompaniment” for the cello.” Marlos Nobre is a Brazilian composer, pianist and conductor. He was composer-in-residence at the Brahms-Haus in Baden-Baden invited by the Brahms Society, Germany from 1980-81. He has been a Visiting Professor at Yale, the Juilliard School, and many more. Nobre is currently the President of the National Music Committee of IMC/UNESCO.
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Works for cello and harp by Ravel, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and more

Jazz |


Featuring The Chromatone Quintet, whose jazz repertoire will help usher in the fall season.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Jazz in the Garden

Classical Music |


Forty-five minute organ meditations celebrating the diverse repertoire of the pipe organ. The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. Takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 9 September 2018 to 26 May 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Afternoon Organ Meditations

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Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night centers around the twins Viola and Sebastian who are separated in a shipwreck, each fearing the other lost to the sea. Viola falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man. Meanwhile, Sebastian has been rescued by Antonio, a sea captain who previously fought against Orsino, who accompanies him to the island of Illyria, despite the danger. Confusion over Sebastian’s identity – and exactly who is promised to whom – soon follows in this romantic comedy.
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Performances, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Author Reading |


In Joseph Olshan's book, Luc Flanders has just finished playing a game of pond hockey with his college roommates when he realizes he has lost something precious and goes back to the ice to find it. He never returns, and the police department in Middlebury, Vermont are divided in their assessment of what may have happened to him. Some feel that Flanders left on his own accord and is deliberately out of touch. Others, including detectives Nick Jenkins and Helen Kennedy, suspect that harm may have come to him.
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Author Readings, September 16, 2018, 09/16/2018, Black Diamond Fall: Missing or Murdered?
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