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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 15, 2022?

33 free events take place on Thursday, September 15 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 15 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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33 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, September 15, 2022

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free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
free events nyc When Eero Met His Match: Aline Louchheim Saarinen and the Making of an Architect
free events nyc Friday Concert on the Water
free events nyc Death on the Nile (2022): Poirot Mystery with Kenneth Branagh, Annette Bening
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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 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Discussion | Building a Brighter Future: How Solar Is Empowering Schools and Cities Across the Nation (online)


Schools are poised to play a leadership role in the clean energy transition, inspiring students, staff, school districts, and communities to flip the switch to a healthier, more resilient future. The benefits of going solar are catching on in school districts from New York to California as a way to reduce energy costs, lower carbon emissions, and empower healthy communities by providing students and teachers with hands-on learning, job training, and curriculum development. Using New York City as a model, our expert panel will explore rooftop solar programs at the local and national levels, the “how-to’s” of launching solar on schools initiatives, best practices, and lessons learned. Come away inspired by success stories and the impacts that solar schools are making in classrooms, communities, and across the nation. Panelists: Michael Mahal, Senior Program Manager, Generate Capital Rory Eblen, Project Manager, New York City Department of Education Geovani Caldero, K-12 Environmental Educator & Workforce Instructor, Solar One Tish Tablan, Program Director, Generation 180 Moderator: Christian Bitters, Managing Director, Edison Energy
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Ballads and Love Songs with Shakespeare's Poetry (in-person and online)


Soprano Sarah Pillow ("a genuinely genre-busting voice, full and vivid") [The Washington Post] and lutenist Ronn McFarlane ("probably the finest living exponent of his instrument") [The Times Colonist] are joined by singer/actor Sorab Wadia ("in Sorab Wadia...they have a performer of real class") [The Times, UK] to recite corresponding sonnets to the songs and lute ayres referenced in many Shakespearean plays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
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Concerts, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Ballads and Love Songs with Shakespeare's Poetry (in-person and online)

Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Juggling in the Park

Book Discussion | The Power of Plus: Inside Fashion’s Size-Inclusivity Revolution


A conversation with Gianluca Russo about plus-size fashion and his new book. Moderated by Ben Barry (Dean, School of Fashion) and Leila Kelleher (Assistant Professor of Fashion and Social Justice).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, The Power of Plus: Inside Fashion&rsquo;s Size-Inclusivity Revolution

Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Juggling in the Park

Opening Reception | Robert Earl Paige: Power to the People


The show includes Paige’s textile design, glazed ceramics, collages and etchings. Olowu’s interventions reflect the artist’s myriad of artistic influences and approach to making. Robert Earl Paige (b. 1936) remembers growing up in a city mapped by racial color lines: “When you talk about keeping me ‘in the loop’, you’re talking about downtown Chicago… and we were not permitted in downtown Chicago.” He lived this discrimination, but he refused to be defined by it. Nurtured by an innate sense of beauty and the creative energies of the South Side, Paige has spent his career creating the world he wants to see with a design practice that has become his own personal Gesamtkunstwerk — a ‘total work of art’ encompassing visual art, textile design, and, ultimately, life itself. For Paige beauty is inherently political, a means of overcoming the pain of slavery and segregation; a pathway to liberation for all who seek it. Paige lives and works on the South Side of Chicago. His body of work is informed by influences as diverse as African American tradition in decorative arts (including blankets, quilts, graveyard ornaments 19th and early 20th century architecture of “Shotgun” houses), African art and textiles, Jazz music, and Bauhaus.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Robert Earl Paige: Power to the People

Birdwatching | Park Birding Tour


Spot a wonderful diversity of birds that visit the park during migratory season with guided tours by NYC Audubon. Located in the heart of Midtown, our park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
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Opening Reception | 6 Photography Shows


Featuring the shows: Ronaldo Aguilar, Mudlark Audrey Bernstein, Reverie David Kutz, The Machine in the Garden Allan Markman, Against the Grain Michael Sackler, Precedent: Architecture: Perspective Gloria Pereyra, Gossamer
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Opening Receptions, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, 6 Photography Shows

Opening Reception | Amber Cowan: Gathering the Sky, Mining the Milk


Cowan's will be the largest gallery exhibition of her work to date and includes three installations Champagne Gold (2022), Anthropomorphic and Melting Milk (2017-22) & Hands and Handkerchiefs (2016-22); two major wall assemblages Ecco to the Bridesmaid: ‘I Know Not What Has Happened To Your Pod’ and Soft Simplicity in Bittersweet Orange, Lemon and Mandarin (both 2022) as well as five medium size wall grotto pieces, two new sculptural works and several smaller cluster wall works. Cowan’s diorama style wall-sculpture assemblages are made of collected, re-cycled, re-worked and now also custom-made, pressed glass. The exhibition title itself is a nod to the names used for certain proprietary colors – sky, a light blue, and milk, an opaque white - developed by individual manufacturers. Her source pieces were once commercially produced in the best-known, but now defunct, glass factories mostly in the United States. New for Gathering the Sky, Mining the Milk, are historical pieces made in France (in Pen & Signett Swimming in Sky) and Czechoslovakia (in Ecco to the Bridesmaid: ‘I Know Not What Has Happened To Your Pod’), as well as custom-made components.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Amber Cowan: Gathering the Sky, Mining the Milk

Book Discussion | Anarchafeminism: Oppressed and Oppressor


How can we be sure the oppressed do not become oppressors in their turn? How can we envisage a feminism that doesn't turn into yet another tool for oppression? By arguing that there is no single arc explaining the oppression of women and LGBTQI+ people, Chiara Bottici proposes a radical anarchafeminist philosophy inspired by two major claims: that there is something specific to the oppression of 'the second sexes', and that, in order to fight that, we need to untangle all other forms of oppression and the anthropocentrism they inhabit.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Anarchafeminism: Oppressed and Oppressor

Opening Reception | Animal Crossing: Group Exhibition


This exhibition explores various conceptions of animality in the contexts of domesticity, wildness, and spirituality. Across different media and stylistic approaches, the works in Animal Crossing invite us to rethink our relationship with animals beyond the simplistic representations of the past. Artists include: Maria Bronkema, Timothy Bronkema, Miguel Colón, Donna Faiella, Sally Fisher, Mario Fontenla, Kris Fox, Lita Goldberg, Kelly Han, Zeus Hope, Shelia Horne, Issa Ibrahim, Roger Jones, Kerry Kennedy, Ray Lopez, Debra Nevin, Anthony Newton, Aracelis Rivera, Rene Santiago, Barry Senft, Susan Spangenberg, Corey Streeter, Bradford Scott Stringfield, vermilion, and Boo Lynn Walsh.
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Opening Receptions, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Animal Crossing: Group Exhibition

Opening Reception | Beatriz Milhazes: Mistura Sagrada


The show will spotlight ten vibrant, large-scale paintings created in 2021 and 2022, as well as a large-scale mobile sculpture. The works in this show exemplify Milhazes’s uncanny ability to forge dynamic, unified choreographies with seemingly disparate elements, patterns, and hues. The layered compositions resulting from these formal investigations possess a kinetic quality, unfolding and reforming over time.
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Opening Receptions, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Beatriz Milhazes: Mistura Sagrada

Opening Reception | Michele Pred: Equality of Rights


Michele Pred’s solo show at Nancy Hoffman is a continuation of her work on Equal Rights for Women with a focus on Pay Equity and Abortion Rights. These recent works shine a light on historic and present-day inequities while demanding action now. The current amplification of these struggles only makes Pred’s works more timely.
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Opening Receptions, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Michele Pred: Equality of Rights

Opening Reception | Rodrigo Valenzuela: Afterwork


Recently the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Valenzuela has completed a photographic series based on the ghostly absence of workers in an indeterminate time and place, at once futuristic and harking back to a century ago. In staged sets suggesting abandoned factories, Valenzuela wishfully foments a revolution, enabling workers powerless in the face of relentless international movement of capital to flee or perhaps overrun their workplaces. As in a science-fiction universe where we feel a potential reality just out of reach of our present, Valenzuela’s scenes meld mechanical objects with steam or smoke, suggestive of steel manufacturing, a cloud of sweat - the only bodily proof of human toil - or a cinematic trope of futuristic atmosphere. In these eerily depopulated scenes, viewers are prompted to envision alternative possibilities to histories of workers dispossessed, or made obsolete, and industries that thrived on human pain.
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Opening Receptions, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Rodrigo Valenzuela: Afterwork

Opening Reception | Stolen Sun: Ukrainian Artists


Agroup exhibition featuring work by Ukrainian artists Nikita Kadan, Zhanna Kadyrova, Alexandra Kadzevich, and Open Group.
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Opening Receptions, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Stolen Sun: Ukrainian Artists

Opening Reception | Thomas Ruff: d.o.pe.


New work by German artist Thomas Ruff (b. 1958), on view at the gallery’s 533 West 19th Street location in New York. The exhibition debuts Ruff’s d.o.pe. series, the title of which references Aldous Huxley’s autobiographical volume The Doors of Perception, published in 1954. Featuring fractal patterns the artist creates with a specialized software program that are printed onto industrial carpets, these works foreground Ruff’s ongoing pursuit of the visual expression of the beauty of mathematics and additionally call back to his own formative experiences as a teenager in the Black Forest.
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Opening Receptions, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Thomas Ruff: d.o.pe.

Opening Reception | Unseen Bidgood: A Memorial Exhibition


An exhibition consisting of 16 previously unexhibited photographs from the archive of James Bidgood’s career. James Bidgood passed away on January 31, 2022 at the age of 88 due to complications from Covid-19. A New Yorker for over 70 years, he was adored and admired by generations of artists and film connoisseurs.
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Opening Receptions, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Unseen Bidgood: A Memorial Exhibition

Author Reading | When Eero Met His Match: Aline Louchheim Saarinen and the Making of an Architect


Aline B. Louchheim (1914-1972) was an art critic on assignment for The New York Times in 1953 when she first met the Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen. She would become his wife and the driving force behind his rise to critical prominence. Eve Hagberg's When Eero Met His Match draws on the couple's personal correspondence to reconstruct the early days of their thrilling courtship and traces Louchheim's gradual takeover of Saarinen's public narrative in the 1950s, the decade when his career soared to unprecedented heights.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Author Readings, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, When Eero Met His Match: Aline Louchheim Saarinen and the Making of an Architect

Dancing | End of Summer Dance Bash


Z100 New York and iHeart Radio are teaming up to host an End of Summer Bash. Dance the night away with tunes from Ellie Goulding, Louis Tomlinson, Yung Gravy, JAX, Nicky Youre and more.
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Dancings, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, End of Summer Dance Bash

Lecture | Landscape Cinema: Image Politics After Yugoslavia (in-person and online)


A lecture by Pavle Levi of Stanford University that draws on Levi’s recent study, Miniatures: On the Politics of Film Form (2021), to call attention to some of the most significant contemporary documentary films and filmmakers from the Yugoslav region. Poetics and politics of cinema after socialist Yugoslavia's violent disintegration - in particular, the status and meaning of landscapes in the wake of war, ethnic cleansing, and genocide - are in the focus of analysis, which revolves around the films of Ognjen Glavonić, Jasmila Žbanić, Aron Sekelj, Selma Doborac, Goran Dević, and Nika Autor.
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Lectures, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Landscape Cinema: Image Politics After Yugoslavia (in-person and online)

Discussion | An Evening with Artist Hew Locke (in-person and online)


Artist Hew Locke in a conversation about The Facade Commission: Hew Locke, Gilt, which references works of art in the collection that span continents and millennia. The conversation considers how Locke’s work relies on the strategy of appropriation and an aesthetic of theatricality to deconstruct iconographies of power and to explore global histories of conquest and migration.
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Concert | Friday Concert on the Water


Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. Featuring: Christine Chanel / indie pop and R&B
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Concerts, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Friday Concert on the Water

Discussion | Samuel Fraunces' Bill of Fare Virtual Dinner Party (online)


Lisa Goulet, Collections Manager, and Mary Tsaltas-Ottomanelli, Special Programs & Engagement Manager, and Frank Clark, Master of Historic Foodways at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, will lead a discussion about the meals likely served at Fraunces Tavern in the colonial era.
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Staged Reading | WARHOLCAPOTE: Reading from the Play, A Nonfiction about Andy Warhol and Truman Capote (in-person and online)


Julio Torres and Cole Escola perform as Andy Warhol and Truman Capote, reading from the play WARHOLCAPOTE, a nonfiction invention based on never-before-heard conversations. Friends late in life, Andy Warhol and Truman Capote believed they were destined to write a Broadway show. Warhol recorded their conversations as source material, but the tapes were filed away and forgotten. The play was never completed. Rob Roth's WARHOLCAPOTE is based on those tapes and the actual words spoken by the two men. It captures their singular, complex friendship and is a rare peek into the minds of two cultural icons.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, WARHOLCAPOTE: Reading from the Play, A Nonfiction about Andy Warhol and Truman Capote (in-person and online)

Book Discussion | Didn't Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta: Back on the Outside (online)


Examining the intersections of gender and sexuality with the systemic racism inherent in America’s carceral system. Author James Hannaham’s new novel is the raucous, irreverent story of a trans woman’s reentry into life on the outside after more than twenty years in prison.
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Book Discussions, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Didn't Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta: Back on the Outside (online)

Author Reading | Olga Dies Dreaming:  Militant Mother Returns


In Xochitl Gonzalez's new novel, it’s 2017, and Olga and her brother, Pedro “Prieto” Acevedo, are boldfaced names in their hometown of New York. Prieto is a popular congressman representing their gentrifying Latinx neighborhood in Brooklyn, while Olga is the tony wedding planner for Manhattan’s power brokers. Despite their alluring public lives, behind closed doors things are far less rosy. Olga and Prieto’s mother, Blanca, a Young Lord turned radical, abandoned her children to advance a militant political cause, has come barreling back into their lives.
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Classical Music | Considering Matthew Shepard by Grammy-Nominated Tenor, Orchestra and Choir (in-person and online)


The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, NOVUS NY orchestra, Grammy-nominated tenor Brian Giebler, Nickolas Karageorgiou, narrator, perform Craig Hella Johnson's epic fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard. Considering Matthew Shepard (2016) is a three-part fusion oratorio about Matthew Shepard, a young gay victim of a brutal hate crime of 1998, who became a symbol for hope and empowerment, inspiring plays, documentaries and books. This moving work weaves together musical styles that include gospel, chant, country and western with lyrics taken from Matt Shepard's personal journal, writings from his parents, newspaper reports, and poetic texts. "Powerfully cathartic, it leads us from horror and grief to a higher understanding of the human condition," wrote the Washington Post. Proof of vaccination is required for all attendees ages 5 and older, masks must be worn at all times.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Park | Death on the Nile (2022): Poirot Mystery with Kenneth Branagh, Annette Bening


While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress. Director: Kenneth Branagh Stars: Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Kenneth Branagh 127 min.
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Movie in a Parks, September 15, 2022, 09/15/2022, Death on the Nile (2022): Poirot Mystery with Kenneth Branagh, Annette Bening

Classical Music | String Quartet: Distant Songs


Momenta Quartet: Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin; Alex Shiozaki, violin; Stephanie Griffin, viola; Michael Haas, cello Program Elizabeth Brown Just Visible in the Distance (2013) Valentin Silvestrov String Quartet no. 3 (2011) Shawn Jaeger Thy Wondering Eyes (2010) Momenta Quartet has premiered over 150 works, collaborated with over 200 living composers and was praised by The New York Times for its "diligence, curiosity and excellence." In the words of The New Yorker's Alex Ross, "few American players assume Haydn's idiom with such ease."
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Comedy Club | Bomb Shelter Comedy Show


Bomb Shelter is a free weekly comedy show in New York City where you'll find some of the best comedians performing. Expect free pizza.
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Discussion | Do We Need a Constitution for the Metaverse? (online)


The metaverse is a brave, new virtual frontier that will play an increasingly important role in our lives. But what rights will we have as individuals and communities in a world likely to be built by corporations? Even if the metaverse is years away, critical decisions are being made now about how the future is being built. If we want to make sure we all have a voice, should we start thinking about a constitution for the metaverse? Philip Rosedale, web pioneer and creator of virtual world Second Life, Dave Waslen, Co-Founder of Metaverse platform Wilder World, and Gayatri Khandhadai, Digital and Human Rights and Policy Expert, will be in conversation with Brittan Heller, Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, for an in-depth discussion on safeguarding global democracy in this emerging digital environment.
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