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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 30, 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! 34 free events take place on September 30 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 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 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 30, 2018
34 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on September 30, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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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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9:00 am
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Workshops, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Deep Yoga and Journaling

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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.
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Tours, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, River Nature Walk

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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
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10:00 am
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Tours, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

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Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Street Fair

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Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
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Fairs, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Street Fair

Park Walk |


Docents lead a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how the park came to life. Wear comfortable shoes, these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape. All tours last about an hour. Every 4th Sunday of the month from June 24-September 30, 2018.
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Park Walks, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tour

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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.
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Tours, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Flatiron District Walking Tour

City Walk |


Learn about the making of New York City's most notable and celebrated public squares. Then, take a stroll down New York's most famous street--learn about its origins as a Lenape trail, and how it eventually became the main artery of the most populous city in the United States. Finally, we walk through scenic SoHo, exploring both the neighborhood's recent history as well as some sordid tales from centuries past.
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City Walks, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Union Square, Broadway, and SoHo Historic Walking 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).
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Workshops, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Big City Fishing

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Led by Cullen Thomas and presented by the Gotham Writers Workshop.
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Workshops, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Creative Writing Workshop

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The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. The park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:30 am
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Festivals, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Medieval Festival

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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 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Yoga Downtown

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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 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Community Rowing

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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 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, West African Dance Class

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With local historian Jim Mackin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Manhattan's Little Scerets Tour

Hike |


Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On their hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Hikes, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Nature Exploration Hike

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.
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, 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.
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City Walks, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour

Concert |


What could be better on a Sunday afternoon than this terrific Brass Band filling the park with a glorious sound?
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, The Manhattan Brass Quintet

Film |


A documentary shot by aTibetan from inside Tibet, who longed to bring Tibetan voices to the Beijing Olympic Games. With the global spotlight on China as it rises to host the XXIX Olympics, Tibetans wish to tell the world of their plight and their heartfelt grievances against Chinese rule. Director: Dhondup Wangchen 25 min.
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Films, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Leaving Fear Behind (2008): Inside Tibet

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A culmination of music, film, and conversation celebrating the life and legacy of Leonard Bernstein on the occasion of his 100th birthday, including a reading from Jamie Bernstein’s new book Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein.
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Talks, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, The life of Leonard Bernstein: music, film, and more
3:00 pm
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Plays, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Love drama about historical figures

Classical Music |


This chamber music recital will feature flutist Maarika Järvi, violinist Caterina Szepes, and pianist Aurelia Mika Chang performing works by J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Gaubert (1879-1941) , Tchaikovsky (1840–1893), Massenet (1842-1912), Shostakovich (1906-1975) , and Martinu (1890-1954). Reception follows.
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Works by J.S. Bach, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and more
3:00 pm
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Concerts, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Musical tribute to an iconic performer
4:00 pm
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Concerts, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Latin music
4:00 pm
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Plays, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Classic play by a renowned author

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.
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Afternoon Organ Meditations

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The Verdi Square Festival, an annual September series of one hour outdoor concerts, has been bringing great music back to Verdi Square since 2006. The Festival always includes a concert with selections from Verdi (1813-1901) Operas.
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Performances, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Selections from Verdi Operas
6:30 pm
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Concerts, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Tribute to neo-soul and soul singers
6:30 pm
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Concerts, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, French chanson and jazz

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Tango violinist Machiko Ozawa performs with Violin & Piano Duo with Argentine pianist, Pablo Cafici. A former concertmaster of Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de las Artes Machiko Ozawa gave her debut recital at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall as a winner of the Artists International Competition. Subsequently she has performed as a soloist with the C.W. Post Chamber Orchestra, Henry Mancini Festival Orchestra, North Shore Symphony Orchestra among others. She has also performed as a tango soloist with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Turkey, the Pan American Symphony Orchestra as well as American Philharmonic Orchestra.
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Tango Night: music by Astor Piazzolla and more
7:30 pm
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Performances, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Famous classic work by award-winning director

Staged Reading |


A play sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School is a meeting of fact and fiction that illuminates the realities of adolescent culture by exploring the events surrounding the shootings. The play weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors and community leaders in Littleton as well as police evidence to bring to light the dark recesses of American adolescence. The United States Theatre Project's smart and sensitive treatment of the event, which traumatized a suburban Colorado community and shocked the entire country, stirs up thought and feeling. Written by P.J. Paparelli and Steven Karam.
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Staged Readings, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, Columbinus: A Massacre Explored
8:30 pm
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Concerts, September 30, 2018, 09/30/2018, The best hits by famous singers
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