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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 18, 2021?

42 free events take place on Saturday, September 18 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 18 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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42 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Saturday, September 18, 2021

All events are free unless otherwise noted. ONLINE EVENTS ARE MARKED AS SUCH.

Fair | Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors


Search for hidden gems as you browse antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage and collectibles. There is also a selection of food vendors and a bar. The fair takes place rain or shine, each Sat and Sun 8 am - 5 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors

Workshop | Pilates


These classes improve flexibility and build strength, while remaining low-impact. Open to all fitness levels. Saturdays, June 19-October 2, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Workshops, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Pilates

Workshop | Saturday Yoga


Classes of Vinyasa Yoga - a series of flowing poses linked to awareness of the breath - with instructor Jennifer Batson. Classes are designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or a towel. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, class size is limited to 36 students who must remain six feet apart while practicing. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Masks are required for entry to the park but can be removed during the class session as participants are spaced at least six feet apart. Session 1: 9:30 - 10:30am Session 2: 11am - 12pm Weather permitting Saturdays, May 22 - September 18, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Workshops, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Saturday Yoga

Workshop | Canoeing in the Bay


Paddling and rowing on Jamaica Bay. Sebago will host open houses for neighborhood residents and the general public. In addition to touring the grounds and meeting club members, visitors will be able to join short paddling or rowing excursions on the protected waters of the basin. Guided group outings led by trip leaders in kayaks, canoes and other rowing vessels will last approximately 30 minutes.  All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardians. Participants must be 16 years old to use single occupancy kayaks. Minors of any age may board any other vessel accompanied by a parent or guardian.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Canoeing in the Bay

Fair | FAD Market on the Island: Jewelry, Art, Apparel, Body Care, and More


Featuring a rotating lineup of over 30 of the city's emerging makers, designers, artists, and small businesses each month, browse one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry, art, apparel, bath and body care, tableware, home furnishings, and more. Every third weekend of the month until October 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, FAD Market on the Island: Jewelry, Art, Apparel, Body Care, and More

Workshop | Kayaking


Glide along the water while kayaking this summer! All levels are welcome. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Saturdays, June 5-September 25, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Kayaking

Dance Performance | Mark Morris Dance: Famed Dance Company's 20th Anniversary Celebration


Mark Morris Dance Group: a day of outdoor programming featuring dance performances and dance classes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Dance Performances, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Mark Morris Dance: Famed Dance Company's 20th Anniversary Celebration

Dance Lesson | Moves with Limón Dance


Experience the joy of movement and dance. Led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company, this modern dance class is open to all levels and ages. Revel in the joy of dance! Saturdays, July 10-September 25, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Moves with Lim&oacute;n Dance

Workshop | Public Seining


Discover the amazing biodiversity of the Hudson River Estuary as staff and scientists use a seine net to catch and release incredible creatures that live below the water’s surface.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Public Seining

Fair | Waterfront Market: Music, Food, Antiques, Clothing, Roller Skating


The market offers food, shopping, family-friendly activities and entertainment: music, accessories, clothing, jewelry, pet supplies, beauty products, pottery and much more. Every Sat and Sun, 10 am - 6 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Waterfront Market: Music, Food, Antiques, Clothing, Roller Skating

Festival | Celebrate the Return of Broadway


The festival will include a number of buzz-worthy events featuring music, panels, and variety shows with special guests.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Festivals, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Celebrate the Return of Broadway

Fair | Pop-Up Market: One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Items


The market offers one-of-a-kind, handmade items from local artisans. This weekly event features more than twenty vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Fairs, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Pop-Up Market: One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Items

Workshop | Dance Fitness Class


A free dance fitness class. This class is good for participants of all fitness levels. Saturdays, July 3-October 16, 2021
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Dance Fitness Class

Fair | Harvest Fair Celebration


Workshops, cooking demonstrations, greening partners, and more. This family-friendly event will also include art, music, games, and an opportunity for New Yorkers to come out and enjoy the day at the garden.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Fairs, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Harvest Fair Celebration

Museums | Historic 1885 Ship, Exhibition and More


Visit this historic iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1885, now the largest wrought iron sailing vessel afloat. Guests will visit the open-air portions of the ship. Access to the main deck and quarter deck. Learn how people worked and lived aboard a 19th century cargo sailing vessel, from the captain to the ship's officers, cooks, and crew. Then visit the cargo hold and stand atop the viewing platform and enjoy the view as you look out across New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition, enjoy an outdoor exhibition and letterpress printing demonstration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Historic 1885 Ship, Exhibition and More

Museums | Jewish History: Centuries of Art


One of the largest collections of art and Jewish culture in the world, it focuses both on artifacts of Jewish history and on modern and contemporary art. Works in the collection are presented as distinctive creative expressions and as bearers of the stories of those who made, owned, used, preserved, and sometimes transformed them. The exhibition speaks of the vast range of Jewish experiences across the globe and over time, made tangible through artistic expression. It is both a mirror of Jewish identities and an inspiration for the formation of new ones. Admission each Sat is free.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Jewish History: Centuries of Art

Fair | Street Market: Food Vendors, Collectables, Decor Items and More


Shop for antiques, decor items, sustainable and vintage clothing, collectible objects and more. In addition, food vendors will offer brunch and lunch options. Each Sat 11 am - 6 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Street Market: Food Vendors, Collectables, Decor Items and More

Park Walk | Foraging Tour: Wild Peaches, Apples, Cherries, Herbs and More


Thanks to its varied habitats and combination of native and introduced species, this world-famous park overflows with wild food. You will find many common wild greens such as lamb's-quarters (a wild spinach), sour wood sorrel and sheep sorrel, spicy poor man's pepper, mild lady's thumb, sour curly dock, huge bitter dock, and string bean-flavored Asiatic dayflower. There grows a huge Kentucky coffee-tree. This import from Dixie has already dropped hundreds of seeds on the ground, which you can roast and use to make the best caffeine-free coffee substitute in the world. The seeds also make an outstanding seasoning in chocolate recipes, such as Kentucky Chocolate Truffles and Kentucky Hot Chocolate. There is also a black walnut tree. The ground will be littered with nuts in spherical green husks, that look like refugees from the tennis courts. You'll stomp off the husks and crack open the tasty nuts with rocks. If the weather has been rainy, the mushrooming should be excellent. The tour will last for about 4 hours. Masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:45 am
$20 suggested donation,...
Park Walks, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Foraging Tour: Wild Peaches, Apples, Cherries, Herbs and More

Festival | Arts Festival


A celebration of of an annual global event where people transform spaces usually inhabited by cars into public places for people. Thisprogram offers a community planting, dance and music performances, art, poetry, family workshops, games, and much more. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Festivals, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Arts Festival

Open Studios | Open Studios, Workshops and Jazz


Meet the artists-in-residence and preview their works-in-progress.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Open Studioss, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Open Studios, Workshops and Jazz

Dance Performance | Action-Hero Choreography


Prepare to be amazed by performances featuring incredible, robust choreography.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Dance Performances, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Action-Hero Choreography

Classical Music | Ten Thousand Birds: Instruments and Nature Mix


This is a work by John Luther Adams, Pulitzer Prize-Winning composer. In this socially distanced performance, the audience will walk the grounds while instrumental sounds commingle with the calls of wildlife, rustling leaves, and human footfalls.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Ten Thousand Birds: Instruments and Nature Mix

Festival | Photoville NYC 2021 Kickoff


A “community day” filled with activities for families, music and dance by the Haiti Cultural Exchange, exhibition tours, photo puzzles, workshops and a closing performance by musicians from Carnegie Hall.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Festivals, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Photoville NYC 2021 Kickoff

Concert | CANCELLED Uplifting New York Songs: 'New York, New York,' 'I'll Take Manhattan' and More


Vocalist, accompanied by piano and bass, will perform uplifting songs about New York and more. Masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, CANCELLED Uplifting New York Songs: 'New York, New York,' 'I'll Take Manhattan' and More

Birdwatching | Island Bird Walk


Meet the birds of Governors Island with one of their expert guides. Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow. Limited to 10. Saturdays, July 3-October 30, 2021 (except July 17)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Birdwatchings, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Island Bird Walk

Classical Music | Ten Thousand Birds: Instruments and Nature Mix


This is a work by John Luther Adams, Pulitzer Prize-Winning composer. In this socially distanced performance, the audience will walk the grounds while instrumental sounds commingle with the calls of wildlife, rustling leaves, and human footfalls.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Ten Thousand Birds: Instruments and Nature Mix

Concert | Americana Music Festival


This event showcases twenty women-identified singers, songwriters and musicians. Original and traditional songs on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, ukulele, and more span a range of genres including Country, Folk, Blues, Old Time, Bluegrass, and Jazz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Americana Music Festival

Dance Performance | An Interactive Program of Music and Dance


This outdoor event has performances, DJs, and live musicians. Afro-Dance, hip-hop, vogue, house, praise and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Dance Performances, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, An Interactive Program of Music and Dance

Jazz | Multi-Grammy Winner Arturo O'Farrill and His Jazz Orchestra (online, livestream)


Celebrated composer, musician Arturo O'Farrill and his Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra perform live.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Multi-Grammy Winner Arturo O'Farrill and His Jazz Orchestra (online, livestream)

Dance Performance | Contemporary Dance and Acoustic Duo Outdoors With the View of the City Skyline


5 pm: Dance group that blends technical virtuosity and visual poetry. 7 pm: An acoustic duo plays music in the style of The Byrds.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Contemporary Dance and Acoustic Duo Outdoors With the View of the City Skyline

Concert | Ska Ensemble Plays Favorites and Originals


This 18-piece big band consists of many well-known musicians.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Ska Ensemble Plays Favorites and Originals

Opening Reception | Brand Royalty: Pop and Street Art


Twenty new paintings by the contemporary Pop and street artist Ron English.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Brand Royalty: Pop and Street Art

Opening Reception | M.C. Escher: Prints, Drawings, Watercolors and Textiles


Escher’s math-inspired, mind-bending, and multidimensional “impossible constructions” bridge the boundaries between art and science. His artwork was a precursor to OpArt , and more broadly, an artistic phenomenon that has seeped into the consciousness of contemporary culture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, M.C. Escher: Prints, Drawings, Watercolors and Textiles

Opening Reception | The Loo Table: Paintings of Pleasure and Pain


Shannon Cartier Lucy’s paintings furnish a world of cutthroat silks and satins, a perfect union of macabre divinity, where pain, pleasure, self-sabotage, and self-preservation elide. The scenes arrive as passive visions and cerebral souvenirs, all shrouded in her past and present.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, The Loo Table: Paintings of Pleasure and Pain

Dance Performance | Action-Hero Choreography


Prepare to be amazed by performances featuring incredible, robust choreography.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Action-Hero Choreography

Dance Performance | Dance Performances in the Park


6 dance companies will perform.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Dance Performances in the Park

Movie in a Park | Breathing Free: Music Videos of Black Empowerment


This screening features excerpts from Beethoven’s Fidelio, Negro Spirituals and songs by Harry T. Burleigh, Florence Price, Langston Hughes, Anthony Davis and Thulani Davis performed by three soloists, three dancers, eight instrumentalists and more than 100 incarcerated singers from six prison choirs. The “grippingly produced” (Boston Globe) series of music videos manifests a dream of justice, equity… and breathing free.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Breathing Free: Music Videos of Black Empowerment

City Walk | Garment District Tour: Immigrants, Child Labor, Triangle Factory Fire, Gangsters (livestream)


Take a virtual walking tour of this historic Manhattan neighborhood with an expert guide. You will learn about: - Your guide's personal experiences in the fashion industry/district over the last half century: changes in fashion through the years; - Immigrants and the growth of the NYC apparel industry: factories and workers; visit into several factories over the years; - The Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911: unions and gangsters; - How the Garment District of today relocated to its current location: Fashion Ave and The Fashion Walk of Fame; - A look into the future of the garment industry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
City Walks, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Garment District Tour: Immigrants, Child Labor, Triangle Factory Fire, Gangsters (livestream)

Dance Performance | NYC-Based Dance Companies


Styles inlcude Afro-Latin, ballet, Middle Eastern, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, NYC-Based Dance Companies

Concert | Notorious New Orleans Funk


Hailed by NPR as “New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation,” this notorious brass funk band, which has had the distinct honor of closing down Jazz Fest since 2013. The night begins with the buoyant grooves and plush harmonies of an NYC original.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Notorious New Orleans Funk

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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Plays, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, Merry Wives: Shakespeare Adaptation in the Park

Play | The Lonely Passions of a Winter's Night: A Theater Workshop


A high-powered academic is invited on a world cruise by her estranged husband...it's a startling offer that she surprises herself by accepting. For three months on the high seas, she comes face-to-face with the lost dreams that threaten her future aspirations, and rediscovers the passion buried inside her that she never truly abandoned. Written by Paul Dervis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, September 18, 2021, 09/18/2021, The Lonely Passions of a Winter's Night: A Theater Workshop
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Dance Performance | Passionate Modern Dance

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Cabaret | The Golden Era of 1920s

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