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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 23, 2022?

27 free events take place on Friday, 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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27 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, September 23, 2022

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free events nyc Brass Quartet: Jazz, American Folk, Roots, Contemporary Classical
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Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Workshops, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Tai Chi

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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Street Fair

Book Discussion | Red Hot City: Housing, Race, and Exclusion in Twenty-First Century Atlanta (online)


Dan Immergluck, Professor of Urban Studies at Georgia State University, will discuss his new book. After a presentation of the book’s key arguments, Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Chief Equity Officer of the Partnership for Southern Equity will engage Immergluck in a discussion of the book’s broader lessons beyond Atlanta.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Book Discussions, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Red Hot City: Housing, Race, and Exclusion in Twenty-First Century Atlanta&nbsp;(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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12:30 pm
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Workshops, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Juggling in the Park

Discussion | Behind The New York Times Podcast 'The Daily' (in-person and online)


Launched in 2017, 'The Daily' has been downloaded over three billion times and is the most-listened-to news podcast in the country. Founding Producer Theo Balcomb and current co-host Sabrina Tavernise have a conversation about the role journalism — and audio journalism, in particular — plays in helping us understand our most pressing challenges.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Behind The New York Times&nbsp;Podcast 'The Daily' (in-person and online)

Discussion | The Smokehouse Associates: Artists in Conversation (online)


To celebrate the publication of Smokehouse Associates, original members of the artist collective join the editor, Studio Museum curator Eric Booker, for a conversation delving into the group’s participatory, environmental, and abstract outdoor work. From 1968 to 1970, the Smokehouse Associates transformed Harlem with vibrant, community-oriented, abstract murals and sculptures. Established by William T. Williams with Melvin Edwards, Guy Ciarcia, and Billy Rose, Smokehouse grew to encompass a range of creative practitioners united around the revolutionary potential of public art. Though relatively unknown today, Smokehouse was ambitious in its scale, community engagement, and interaction with the built environment. Smokehouse Associates provides the first critical examination of the group’s work, expanding the narrative of public art and social practice in the United States to include the contributions of artists of African descent.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, The Smokehouse Associates: Artists in Conversation (online)

Talk | Meet the Beekeeper


A presentation and talk led by Alveole beekeepers. Learn about the importance of urban beekeeping and its benefit to sustainability efforts throughout the city.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Meet the Beekeeper

Film | Licorice Pizza (2021): Love Story, Period Comedy-Drama


Two teens discover first love while growing up in the San Fernando Valley of the 1970s. Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn. Rating R. Runtime: 2 hours, 13 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Licorice Pizza (2021): Love Story, Period Comedy-Drama

Gallery Talk | Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered: Curator's Walkthrough


Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered is the first retrospective of the artist in over seventy-five years. Hirshfield’s grandson, Robert Dennis Rentzer, and exhibition curator Richard Meyer lead an hour of remembrances and stories. This intimate in-person walkthrough will celebrate the extraordinary life of a Jewish immigrant artist who was propelled to fame in the 1930’s by the New York avant-garde, after a forty-year career in the garment industry in Brooklyn.   Personal relationships and social memory will serve as a starting point to discuss Hirshfield’s participation in a large wave of Jewish emigration from Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th century, and understand the painter’s direct references to his Jewish faith, his Polish heritage as well as his assimilation of American culture. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered: Curator's Walkthrough

Book Discussion | Resisting Extortion: Victims, Criminals, and States in Latin America


Author Eduardo Moncada, Assistant Professor of Political Science, discusses his book with: Sarah Daly, Associate Professor of Political Science; Desmond Arias, Marxe Chair of Western Hemisphere Affairs and Professor, Baruch College; and Vicky Murillo, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Resisting Extortion: Victims, Criminals, and States in Latin America

Lecture | Writers and Lovers in the Renaissance: 2 Lectures


Lecture one by Marco Faini, University at Buffalo, SUNY: Writers and Lovers, Writers as Lovers Pietro Bembo may not have invented the Renaissance, as the title of a 2013 exhibition claimed. Yet, no other character epitomizes the splendor and decline of the Italian Renaissance as Bembo does. Born in 1470 to a noble Venetian family, as a boy he followed his father Bernardo to Lorenzo de' Medici's Florence. He later gained a reputation as a philologist, a writer of dialogues and poems, and an innovator in the field of the printing press. His Prose della volgar lingua set the standard of the Italian written language for the centuries to come. Appointed cardinal in 1538, Bembo remained throughout his life an avid collector of works of art as well as a lover, friend, and companion of outstanding women. Women play in fact a central role in Bembo's biography: from Maria Savorgnan whom he trusted with revising his poems to Lucrezia Borgia, from Caterina Cornaro, in whose gardens he set the Asolani, to other key figures of the Renaissance such as Isabella d'Este and Vittoria Colonna. When Bembo died in 1547, the world he had known had long entered a deep political, religious, and cultural crisis. Yet, he managed to remain a leading and inspiring figure for literati and writers. This talk will highlight some key moments in Bembo's biography and literary career, emphasising the role of women therein and Bembo's literary influence, both as a model and as a polemical target. Lecture two by Paola Ugolini, University at Buffalo, SUNY: Court Ladies and Courtesans, Lovers and Beloveds: Women in Early Modern Italy This talk intends to set the relationship between Maria Savorgnan and Pietro Bembo within the larger context of the role of women in early modern Italian society. Starting from the debate on the nature and the role of women, it will analyze the different opportunities that women could have in the context of early modern Italian court culture, and in the Republic of Venice (where both Savorgnan and Bembo lived), focusing on two very different figures: the respectable court lady, and the scandalous courtesan. It will also highlight how the satiric language used by male writers to mock and attack courtesans was employed within a court context to lament the condition of the early modern literatus living at court. Finally, it will explore the Petrarchist lyrical model set by Bembo in gendered terms, with a specific attention to the case of Gaspara Stampa, a woman poet based in Venice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Lectures, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Writers and Lovers in the Renaissance: 2 Lectures

Film | Tango with Putin (2022): Fighting for Free Media in Russia


In 2008, Natasha, 35, is a newly rich, successful woman who is looking for fame, reputation, and dreams come true. She decides to launch an independent TV station in Putin’s Russia. Natasha hires opposition reporters and minorities, as well as LGBTQ community members to work on this project. Soon, her project became the lone island of political and sexual freedom. For 12 years Dozhd TV (also known as TV Rain) was the only independent news TV station in Russia. Natasha couldn’t have known that she would fight on the frontlines of the war between truth and propaganda, face financial distress, and eventually lose her own motherland which she worked tirelessly to reform. On March 3, 2022, TV Rain was shut down by the Russian state. But this is not the end of the story. Following the film screening will be a discussion with the director, Vera Krichevskaya, as well as the founder of TV Rain (Dozhd’), Natalia Sindeeva. Moderated by Elise Giuliano, Senior Lecturer in Political Science; Director of the Program of U.S.-Russia Relations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Films, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Tango with Putin (2022): Fighting for Free Media in Russia

Jazz | Brass Quartet: Jazz, American Folk, Roots, Contemporary Classical


This self-described "accidental brass quartet" blends elements of jazz, contemporary classical music, and American folk and roots into a distinctive and eminently listenable whole. Described as playing "chamber music with bracing melodies and, crucially, an undeniable sense of fun" by the Los Angeles Times, The Westerlies delight in constant juxtaposition, putting a rich new twist on old stylistic territories. The Westerlies: Riley Mulherkar, Trumpet; Chloe Rowlands, Trumpet; Andy Clausen, Trombone; Willem de Koch, Trombone
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Brass Quartet: Jazz, American Folk, Roots, Contemporary Classical

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Park Birding Tour

Workshop | Bingo in the Park


BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Bingo in the Park

Dance Performance | 2 New Dance Works


The Matthew Westerby Company's The Piers Project is a contemporary dance work inspired by the world that existed on Manhattan’s west side piers in the 1970’s & 80’s. In the post-Stonewall era, before the advent of the AIDS crisis, the area became a space of sexual freedom and artistic expression among the crumbling relics of the piers. Through the photos and writings of the Piers at the time, the work imagines the moments and movements that occurred there, creating a dance work that evokes the freedom, the exuberance, the anonymity and the dangers of the Piers.  The program will also feature the premiere of Life/Space, inspired by Gestalt psychological theory. The piece explores a humanistic approach to the study of the individual and how the forces of attraction and repulsion affect our paths through space and time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, 2 New Dance Works

Film | James Joyce's Ulysses: Inside a Literary Masterpiece


This BBC production reveals all the tawdry, shocking, poetic, uplifting and gloriously kaleidoscopic humanity of this literary masterpiece. With contributions from Salman Rushdie, Colm Toibin, Anne Enright, Howard Jacobson, Eimear McBride, Paul Muldoon, John McCourt, Nuala O'Connor, and many others. . Director: Adam Low 90 min. Tickets available at the desk on the day of the screening.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Films, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, James Joyce's Ulysses: Inside a Literary Masterpiece

Opening Reception | Regula Rüegg: Photographs


Photography is a way of noticing our surroundings. Regula Rüegg is especially interested in the unspectacular events and small shifts in everyday life, the often overlooked background of the grander things. By taking photos, but also by writing, she celebrates the uniqueness of those subtle and only seemingly unpresuming themes. During the pandemic, being tied to the apartment, her attention was drawn ever more to the beauty of inconspicuous objects like a radiator or wilting flowers. This exhibition features Regula Rüegg photographs from the past 20 years. Regula Rüegg was born in Switzerland and taught German there for many years. Since coming to New York in 2004, she has been an avid photographer. Her work has been exhibited in Switzerland, Germany, and the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Regula R&uuml;egg: Photographs

Book Discussion | The Art of Living with White: A Year of Inspiration


Chrissie Rucker, founder of The White Company, teaches you to harness the power of white and neutral colors to create a truly welcoming home.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, The Art of Living with White: A Year of Inspiration

Movie in a Park | Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World


A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo 102 min.
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Movie in a Parks, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World

Movie in a Park | Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World


A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo 102 min. Film starts at dusk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World

Film | Farrebique (1946): Documentary on French Peasants


One year in the life of a French peasant family, whose existence is closely tied with the changing of the seasons. Director: Georges Rouquier 90 min.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Farrebique (1946): Documentary on French Peasants

Tour | Tour the Tall Ship Danmark


Tour the historic, steel-hulled, three-masted full-rigged vessel used to train young people for careers at sea. Learn more about the relationship between the US and Denmark, and the Danes’ strong bond with the sea. The ship’s visit, as part of Denmark’s celebration of the United Nations General Assembly and Climate Week 2022, aims to inspire dialogue around innovative and sustainable climate solutions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Tour the Tall Ship Danmark

Screening | Short Films by Graduates


Screening of some of the best short thesis films by 2022 graduates.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Screenings, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Short Films by Graduates

Birdwatching | Fall Birdwatching


What birds live in your backyard? This birdwatching outing is fun for beginners, hobbyists, and lifelong birders alike. Explore the parks and see what makes this spot a hang-out for urban birds and marvelous migrators. Binoculars and field guides provided, or bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, September 23, 2022, 09/23/2022, Fall Birdwatching
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Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

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