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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 23, 2019?

31 free events take place on Monday, September 23 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 September 23 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!

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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Mon, September 23, 2019
31 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Monday, September 23, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Birdwatching | Fall Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with a guided tour. Located in the heart of midtown, the park is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Fall Birding Tour

Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Morning Meditation

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
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Tours, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Film | Desperately Seeking Susan (1985): Comedy Drama With Madonna


A bored suburban housewife, seeking escape from her life, suffers amnesia after an accident, wakes up, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan. 104 min. Director: Susan Seidelman. Starring Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Desperately Seeking Susan (1985): Comedy Drama With Madonna

Gallery Talk | Infinity of Nations: Exhibition Tour


A 45-minute tour of some 700 works of Native art from throughout North, Central and South America demonstrates the breadth of the museum's renowned collection and highlights the importance of many of these iconic objects. Start times:, 11 a.m., 1 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Infinity of Nations: Exhibition Tour

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 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Film | Avengers: Endgame (2019): Highest Grossing Movie Of The Year


After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe. 181 min. Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo. Avengers: Endgame has grossed over $2.7 billion worldwide, surpassing Infinity War's entire theatrical run in just eleven days, setting numerous highest-grossing film and box office records, and becoming the highest-grossing film of 2019, as well as the second-highest of all time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:15 am
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Films, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Avengers: Endgame (2019): Highest Grossing Movie Of The Year

Workshop | Guided Falun Dafa Meditation Class


Stress relief, gain wisdom and work toward enlightenment
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Guided Falun Dafa Meditation Class

Concert | Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz


Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart’s delight. With: Roy Eaton, Played Carnegie in ‘37
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Concerts, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz

Film | Avengers: Endgame (2019): Highest Grossing Movie Of The Year


After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe. 181 min. Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo. Avengers: Endgame has grossed over $2.7 billion worldwide, surpassing Infinity War's entire theatrical run in just eleven days, setting numerous highest-grossing film and box office records, and becoming the highest-grossing film of 2019, as well as the second-highest of all time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Avengers: Endgame (2019): Highest Grossing Movie Of The Year

Film | Morning Glory (1933): Oscar Winning Romantic Drama With Katharine Hepburn


When a naively innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theater veterans who mentor her to ultimate success. 74 min. Director: Lowell Sherman. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou. Hepburn won her first Academy Award for Best Actress.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Morning Glory (1933): Oscar Winning Romantic Drama With Katharine Hepburn

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | Toys in the Attic (1963): Oscar Nominated Drama


A shiftless Southerner returns with his bride to the family home in New Orleans, where he is welcomed by his two unmarried older sisters who hope that he will offer much-needed financial help. 90 min. Director: George Roy Hill. Starring Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Yvette Mimieux. Toys in the Attic was nominated for the Best Costume Design (Black & White) Academy Award.
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Films, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Toys in the Attic (1963): Oscar Nominated Drama

Tour | Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour


Highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, information about architect Cass Gilbert and viewings of the Collectors Office with its Tiffany woodwork, Reginald Marsh murals and the 140-ton rotunda dome, designed and built by Rafael Gustavino.
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Tours, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

Author Reading | All of Which I Saw: With the US Marine Corps in Iraq


Lucien Read's All of Which I Saw captures the United States Marine Corps during some of the most dramatic and important moments of the Iraq War. The book takes the viewer across the Pacific aboard ship, into the Battle of Najaf and Second Battle of Fallujah—where Read took his now-iconic photograph of a wounded Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal—and beyond into the bloody streets of Ramadi and the darkness of the Haditha massacre . . . only to return to the light of homecoming.
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Author Readings, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, All of Which I Saw: With the US Marine Corps in Iraq

Film | Hotel Auschwitz (2018): Biting German Comedy


Hotel Auschwitz picks apart a theater troupe, which fails a test of character when faced with what had once been the largest extermination camp in the world. It is a biting comedy about careerism, desire, dependency, and the role of the political – or the lack thereof – in private life. Diector: Cornelius Schwalm 75 min. The screening will be followed by a conversation about the many questions this thought-provoking film raises. The participants will be the film’s director, Cornelius Schwalm; the film’s co-producer Katharina Bellena; the actor Patrick von Blume; and Christian Martin, the current Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies, who will moderate the conversation.
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Films, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Hotel Auschwitz (2018): Biting German Comedy

Film | Who Will Write Our History (2018): Fighting the Nazis with Paper and Pen


Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, a clandestine group of journalists, scholars, and community leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told in the documentary featuring the voices of Joan Allen and Adrien Brody. Director: Roberta Grossman 95 min. Followed by a conversation with Samuel Kassow of Trinity College and author of Who Will Write Our History? Rediscovering a Hidden Archive From the Warsaw Ghetto and Leah Garrett, Professor and Director of the Jewish Studies Center.
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Films, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Who Will Write Our History (2018): Fighting the Nazis with Paper and Pen

Talk | Arbëreshë: The Italo-Albanian Communities of Southern Italy


The Arbëreshë (or Italo-Albanian) people are the descendants of the Albanian refugees who fled to Italy between the 14th and 18th centuries as a consequence of the Ottoman invasion of the Balkans. The Arbëreshë are currently found in scattered villages around Southern Italy and Sicily, and zealously preserve their unique language, religious rites, and traditions. Speaker Francesco Altimari, Professor of Albanology at the Università della Calabria, will acquaint the audience with the Arbëreshë's peculiar culture, by providing a discussion of their extraordinary history and heritage, in Italian with English translation. The talk will be followed by a performance by the Peppa Marriti Band, on stage for the first time in the United States. Established in the Arbëreshë town of Santa Sofia d’Epiro, in northern Calabria, this group of musicians gained international notoriety for their modern reinterpretations of Italo-Albanian traditional folk music.
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Talks, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Arb&euml;resh&euml;: The Italo-Albanian Communities of Southern Italy

Workshop | Fitness Boot Camp


Come ready to work hard and sweat with NYC's newest skyline behind you! Ruel Davis returns for a new season of boot camp. This 1-hour intense class will challenge you, and keep you coming back for more. Be sure to bring some water. Sneakers required. Towels optional. Mondays, July 29-September 30, 2019
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Workshops, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Fitness Boot Camp

Talk | Part of the "Queer New Wave" of Filmmakers


Cheryl Dunye emerged as part of the “queer new wave” of young filmmakers of the 1990s, paving the way for the many black women and LGBTQ directors working today. Dunye has made over 15 films, including The Watermelon Woman, HBO’s Stranger Inside, The Owls, and My Baby’s Daddy. She has directed for many episodic series, including Ava Duverney’s Queen Sugar, Dear White People, and David Makes Man. At the event, Dunye will receive the annual Jose Munoz Award, given to LGBTQ activists, and will speak with Justin Brown, executive director of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies.
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Talks, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Part of the "Queer New Wave" of Filmmakers

Discussion | The Inescapable Climate Revolution: Are We Finally There?


During this open event Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change organization, and marine biologist, policy expert, and strategist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson discuss the current climate movement. The pair will address changes that have happened since the movement began, what the future might look like, and the most promising solutions for our current climate crisis.
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, The Inescapable Climate Revolution: Are We Finally There?

Discussion | The Power of the Critic, Featuring Writers from The New York Times and The New Yorker


A conversation about the evolving role of critics, publications, and media in making taste, careers, and canons. That discussion will feature Manohla Dargis (co-chief film critic for The New York Times), Robert Gottlieb (former editor of The New Yorker and former editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster and Knopf), Antwaun Sargent (independent writer and critic), and Jillian Steinhauer (art critic for The New York Times), and will be moderated by Daniel Mendelsohn.
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, The Power of the Critic, Featuring Writers from The New York Times and The New Yorker

Play | Picnic: William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama


William Inge's Picnic takes place in a small Kansas town on Labor Day of 1958. We find the Owens and the Potts family preparing to celebrate the annual holiday picnic. But this year, when a charming young man arrives on the train, he will awaken the sense of adventure and longing in all of them. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Plays, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Picnic: William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama

Author Reading | Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control


Stephen Kinzer, the bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers, tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and ’60s.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control

Author Reading | The Tenth Girl: Gothic Psychological Thriller


Simmering in dark Patagonian myth, The Tenth Girl is a gothic psychological thriller with a giant twist that everyone will be talking about. Looming at the very southern tip of Patagonia, the Vacarro family's finishing school is rumored to be haunted. Legend has it there is a curse on the land to ruin all those who settled there.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, The Tenth Girl: Gothic Psychological Thriller
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Performances, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Five-Star Actor Performs

Reading | Longreads 10th Anniversary Storytelling Night


An evening of live storytelling with some of Longreads's favorite writers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Longreads 10th Anniversary Storytelling Night

Workshop | Self-Defense Workshop with Pop Gym


Come by this workshop to learn some introductory skills that will keep you feeling safe. They’ll be covering the basics: stretching, conditioning, technique, and theory, with the hope that participants will leave with some super useful foundations that will aid them in the day-to-day. Mix that in with some sweat and some movement, and you’ll have an accessible and confidence-boosting good time for all. Whether you are a beginner, or someone with experience, come work it out with us! Open to all ages. Participants should wear clothing in which they are comfortable stretching and sweating.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Self-Defense Workshop with Pop Gym
7:30 pm
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Concerts, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, Fusion of Classical, Folk Music and Jazz
8:00 pm
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Plays, September 23, 2019, 09/23/2019, A comedy based on a true story
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Play | Broadways Actors In A Thriller

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Classical Music | Piano Works by Chopin, Liszt and More

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