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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 9, 2021?

38 free events take place on Thursday, September 9 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 9 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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38 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, September 9, 2021

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Workshop | Park Yoga


Get your yoga on in this summer with Now Yoga. Breathe, move, and stretch. This is an open-level vinyasa class, all are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat, and they recommend a bottle of water. Thursdays, July 22-September 23, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Festival | African Heritage Outdoor Celebration


African Heritage is celebrated from September 1st through September 15th across the United States of America. African immigrant communities celebrate, commemorate, and showcase the contributions of people from the African diaspora.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
Free

Discussion | Moving Beyond Pedagogy and Rhetoric: Re-envisioning Higher Ed Institutions as Contexts of Inclusion, Equity and Justice (livestream)


In response to pressing issues of human rights, justice, equity, inclusion, and climate change in  contemporary life, the youth whose futures we serve have spoken clearly and passionately that they want to live in a world that is more equitable, just, inclusive, compassionate, and responsible. As rising professionals and world citizens, they are attracted to, and increasingly demand, opportunities for purpose-led careers in and out of the capitalistic enterprise. They likewise expect their educational institutions to prepare them for purpose-led careers that promote and sustain the greater good. In this session, senior academic administrators speak about how they and their organizations aim to address this imperative from a managerial and organizational perspective that is capacity-building, empowering, socially relevant, and unflinching in its approach to social issues and required change. Panelists will share their perspectives on the hopes, needs, and challenges of internal stakeholders such as University employees and students – and the roles and responsibilities of external stakeholders such as the government, foundations, and local and global communities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Talk | North Korea, Inc. and China (livestream)


Harvard University's John Park shares insights into recent North Korea developments and China’s interplay.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concert | Piano Concert Outdoors


Piano concert series, showcasing ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists. Today: Pianist and composer Yuka Aikawa began playing piano at the age of five in her native country, Japan. She studied at Kunitachi College of Music and Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, where she received her M.A. in jazz performance under the guidance of Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath. During this time, she received the prestigious Michael Feinstein Award for "Outstanding Talent".
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Gallery Talk | Curatorial Tour: The Nature of the Beast (online)


From intricate Victorian dioramas featuring squirrels and frogs engaged in whimsical human pursuits, to a stunning array of taxidermy pets frozen in time, to hundreds of ashtrays and inkwells made from the preserved hooves of horses, this exhibition explores the curious human drive to possess, preserve and memorialize other members of the animal kingdom via the astounding taxidermy collection of JD Powe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Classical Music | Mozart, Beethoven, and More: Masters of the Winds (in-person and livestream)


Enjoy rarely heard repertory of Harmonie Music by wind instruments (clarinet, basset horn, bassoon) of the late 18th century. The type of music flourished thanks to Mozart, Beethoven, and their contemporaries. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
Free

Film | 76 Days (2020): Battling Covid-19 in Wuhan (livestream)


Raw and intimate, this documentary captures the struggles of patients and frontline medical professionals battling the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, China. Directors: Weixi Chen, Hao Wu, Anonymous 93 min. Plus, a conversation with Hao Wu
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshop | Juggling Lessons


Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in Midtown Manhattan. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Opening Reception | The Antepenultimate End: New Paintings


An exhibition of new paintings by Kon Trubkovich. Through reference to antiquated technology, he investigates some of the ways in which personal and collective memories contradict one another, their gradual transformation complicating ideas of historical truth.Learn More
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
Free

Opening Reception | Recent Paintings: Intellectually Rich Works


Small yet ambitiously expansive, Janice Nowinski's paintings invite an intimate relationship to their surface, with each brushstroke containing the thoughts that constructed the piece. Carrying a visual and conceptual complexity, her paintings unfold with the time of their viewing. Color, line, subject matter, and form, as well as the artist's historical awareness, all contribute to a unique aesthetic and intellectual richness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Workshop | Bubblemaking in Midtown


We’ve all blown soap bubbles before. But have you ever created a bubble big enough to stand inside? Or one long enough to jump over? Open your eyes to the magical world of bubbles at this family-friendly weekly program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Museums | European Fine Art: Vermeer, Rembrandt and More


This museum of fine art was open to the public in 1935. Its permanent collection features masterpieces by major European artists from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Exhibitions also include sculptures, furniture, porcelain items, textiles and more. Masks are required. Children under 10 are not admitted.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Concert | Broadway, Pop, Film Hits on Strings!


Pop, Broadway, TV, film and other hits by a string quartet and cajon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Park Walk | Fall Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours. 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! Tours will be capped at 12 participants to allow for social distancing. A face covering is encouraged for participation in this program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshop | Crossfit Workout


End your Thursday with a little sweat. The class is open to all levels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Opening Reception | 2 Arts Shows


Kirsten Deirup’s carefully rendered oil paintings are a window to uncanny and subversive settings. With great detail, Deirup constructs eerily recognizable scenarios that comment on the commodification of nature. The paintings are assemblages of consumer goods, utilitarian blue tarps transformed into towering monoliths against renaissance landscapes, and soda cans and gold chains serve as an allegory to the vanishing Cheshire cat smile.  Stacy Fisher has created a unique series that combines sculptural structures and abstract oil paintings. Similar in scale to a book or large magazine, Fisher’s works hint at subtle narratives and imagined places. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | 2 New Exhibitions


Madelon Jones's Weightless draws from subtle expressions of the subconscious and the spontaneity of curvilinear line. These mixed media panels combine mystical, indistinct environments defined by brushstroke and colorful, curving paper forms cut from the artist’s prints. Shirley Steele's Hello World: Cloud Storage 2.0 is an installation, a transparent cloud of acetate, print, and paint exploring the idea that humans continuously reinvent written language.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Author Reading | Don’t Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantanamo (livestream)


While at Guantánamo, writer, advocate, and former detainee Mansoor Adayfi wrote a series of manuscripts he sent as letters to his attorneys, which he then transformed into this vital chronicle, in collaboration with award-winning writer Antonio Aiello. The book tells two coming-of-age stories in parallel: a makeshift island outpost becoming the world's most notorious prison and an innocent young man emerging from its darkness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Howling Hills: Traversing Landscapes


Icelandic artist Gu?mundur Thoroddsen continues to employ his painterly trope of anthropomorphized cartoonish dogs, as they traverse implied landscapes or occupy transient spaces.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Modern:Ancient:Brown: Color and Abstraction


McArthur Binion’s latest series comprises his career-long examination of color and self-referential abstraction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | New Normal Pictures: Works by a British Duo


Gilbert & George's newest works show their strolls through a London neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Thomas Mann: Democracy Will Win!


"It is a terrible spectacle when the irrational becomes popular," said German writer and Nobel laureate Thomas Mann in 1943 in his famous speech at the Library of Congress. Today we are seeing the core of democracy being attacked. The exhibition is intended as a contribution to the current fight on both sides of the Atlantic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshop | Amp'd Workout


Hit the grass and push your body to new limits in this class that combines bodyweight strength and cardio, challenging both your energy systems and motor control. This class is open to all levels. Thursdays, May 6-October 28, 2021 Registration opens every Tuesday at 10:00am for classes the following week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | Nonfiction Forum (online)


A reading and discussion with author Jo Ann Beard, author of two collections of essays, Festival Days and The Boys of My Youth, and the novel In Zanesville.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Jazz | Outdoor Jazz in Midtown


Jazz with a trombonist who is one of the finest young talents on in New York jazz today. Thursdays, through September 30, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Concert | Outdoor Performances Against the Backdrop of the City Skyline


Featuring a dance troupe and and a trendsetting group of New York musicians.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshop | Run Club


Meet to run, walk and jog along the stunning waterfront. All levels welcome. Thursdays, June 17-September 30, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Cuba: An American History: Renowned Historian Talks About Her Book (livestream)


Spanning more than five centuries, Cuba: An American History is a moving chronicle of the country's history and its relationship with the United States by NYU Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Ada Ferrer. Filled with rousing stories and characters, this is a book that will give American readers unexpected insights into the history of their own country and, in so doing, offer a way to imagine a new relationship with Cuba.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Reading | The Last Mona Lisa: Art Forgery Thriller (livestream)


Jonathan Santlofer offers a gripping story that dives into the world of art and forgery. The book imagines where the world's most famous piece of art, the Mona Lisa, went in the two years between its 1911 disappearance and its recovery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Author Reading | We Share the Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory and Migration (online)


This book documents Rachael Cerrotti’s decade-long journey to retrace her grandmother’s Holocaust survival story. The new memoir explores the pursuit of memory and how the retelling of family stories becomes the history itself.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Talk | AIDS at 40 Years (1981-2021): The Making of One Activist/Organizer (livestream)


An activist tells her story of growing up on the Lower East Side, and her Nuyorican journey to Puerto Rico and back in the 1980's; her fight as a woman just to get an HIV test, her life in activism and organizing, and her survivor's wisdom on the current pandemic. Come hear stories and lessons of survival and remembrance of those we’ve lost. Audience members are invited to write the name of a loved one on paper and hold it up to the camera. There will be a reading of names.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Workshop | Introduction to Watercolor Painting (online)


Watercolor painting is a beautiful addition to our life’s journey, a hobby that can make life more enjoyable no matter who you are. Whether you’re an artist, designer or medical doctor, you can pack a small watercolor kit as a companion on your next holiday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Lecture | The Letter or the Spirit of the Law? Evolving Governance in Space (online)


In these early years of the 21st century, space science, technology, law and policy are a tangled knot of commercial, national, and international interests leading to a new focus on space governance. Framed by early developments like the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 and the context of the Cold War, the current landscape of Space 4.0 and the emerging Space 5.0 is a flux of political economic forces coupled with the need to cater to the individual. As billionaires launch themselves into orbit, nation-states large and small are in the position of weighing in on one side or another of unresolved interpretive debates while international bodies like the United Nations continue to be less effective with respect to the progressive development of law.  How can a globally networked society make its way into a peaceful future? Dr. Timiebi Aganaba will examine and address this question through the lens of global space governance and discuss the role of legal interpretation in creating and addressing issues of space policy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussion | The Road to 9/11: A Commemorative Event


None of us will ever forget the events of September 11, 2001 and the aftermath of the attack. But the events that led to that terrible day took place mostly under the radar of the media – and all over the world. That part of the story is captured poignantly by Blindspot: The Road to 9/11, the eight-episode podcast that’s hosted by award-winning reporter Jim O’Grady. It tells the story of FBI agents and terrorists, public events and private meetings, signs missed and opportunities lost. Jim O’Grady — who was part of the team that covered 9/11 for The New York Times — talks with longtime host Budd Mishkin, discussing the story behind the story of Blindspot: The Road to 9/11.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Play | Merry Wives: Shakespeare Adaptation in the Park


Set in South Harlem, amidst a vibrant and eclectic community of West African immigrants, This adaptation of The Merry Wives of Windsor is a New York story about tricks of the heart, performed in the heart of the city. A raucous spinoff featuring the Bard's most beloved comic characters, this hilarious farce tells the story of the trickster Falstaff and the wily wives who outwit him in a new celebration of Black joy, laughter, and vitality. NOTE: Tickets are available only through a digital lottery. Seats are not guaranteed. See below for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Performance | Puppet Show for Adults Only (livestream)


Get ready for a puppet show where nothing gets held back.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
$5

Open Mike | Thursday Night Open Mic (livestream)


A weekly online open mic. All art forms are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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