free things to do in New York City
Free events for Sunday, 09/03/23
<

September 2023

>
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City!  Read More

Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 3, 2023?

28 free events take place on Sunday, September 3 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 3 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.
Join the Club!

Go!
The quality and quantity of
free events,
free things to do
that happen in New York City
every day of the year
is truly amazing.

So don't miss the opportunities
that only New York provides:
stop wondering what to do;
start taking advantage of
free events to go to,
free things to do in NYC
today!

28 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Sunday, September 3, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Outdoor Art Exhibit
free events nyc Film and Performance Featuring Brazilian Rapper
free events nyc Verdi's Rigoletto
free events nyc The Tempest: Shakespeare's Castaways with Music-- An Outdoor Performance
More Editor's Picks for 09/03/23
        

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
Join the Club!
Go!
10:00 am
Free

Birdwatching | Birding: Fall Migration


Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see spring migratory birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
10:00 am
Free

Park Walk | Insect Exploration Walk: Spotted Lanternfly


Urban Park Rangers will lead the way on an educational walk about the spotted lanternfly. Learn about it's origins, anatomy, and it's impact on our ecosystem.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
10:00 am
Free

Hike | Nature Exploration Hike: Urban Wildlife


In honor of upcoming National Wildlife Day, learn about the diverse wildlife found in New York City’s parks and the best ways for people and animals to coexist, including the many benefits of having so many animals in our city.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
10:00 am
Free

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
10:00 am
Free

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
10:00 am
Free

Park Walk | CANCELED***Brooklyn Waterfront Walk***CANCELED


Docents leads a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's's sustainable design, and how the park came to life. Wear comfortable shoes, as these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
10:30 am
Free

Festival | House Fest 2023


More than two dozen cul­tur­al part­ners for a week­end-long cre­ative cel­e­bra­tion in and around the his­toric for­mer mil­i­tary hous­es on the Island, fea­tur­ing free dance and music per­for­mances, out­door instal­la­tions, inter­ac­tive work­shops, open stu­dios, pan­el dis­cus­sions, and more. The three-day cel­e­bra­tion will also fea­ture the incred­i­ble line­up of works already on dis­play from the two dozen Orga­ni­za­tions in Res­i­dence in the his­toric hous­es in Nolan Park and Colonels Row—click here to meet them all, and scroll down for the full House Fest schedule. 11am-1pm: Red Hook Art Project work­shop, Gov­er­nors Island Arts 11am-5pm: Open Stu­dio (Natal­ie Col­lette Wood), BronxArtSpace 1 – 2pm: Prison Art Work­shop, Escap­ing Time: Art from U.S. Prisons 1 – 2pm: We don’t need the sea to drown per­for­mance with Coco Karol and Sxip Shirey, Tai­wanese Amer­i­can Arts Council 2 – 3pm: Gov­er­nors Island Sound­scape Tour, NYC Audubon 2 – 2:30pm: Poet­ry per­for­mance with Aracelis Rivera, Foun­tain House Gallery 2 – 3:30pm: Wear­able Native Art-inspired Art Work­shop, Amer­i­can Indi­an Com­mu­ni­ty House (RSVP to info@aich.org) 2:30 – 4pm: House Fest Lawn Par­ty with DJ Mick­ey Pérez, Gov­er­nors Island Arts 3 – 4pm: Weav­ing Islands per­for­mance by Hsiao-Chu (Julia) Hsia, Tai­wanese Amer­i­can Arts Council 4 – 5pm: Butoh Per­for­mance with Angela Rogers, Foun­tain House Gallery 5 – 6pm: Music per­for­mance with Eliana Glass, Gov­er­nors Island Arts 7:30 – 9pm: Island Lumi­nar­ia: Flam­ing Crea­ture Crawl, Flux Factory
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
11:00 am
Free

City Walk | Labor Day Weekend Walking Tour


A special historic walking tour will be led by tour guide Mike Kaback and give visitors insight into the history of labor conditions and labor rights in the Flatiron NoMad District in the late 1800s and early 1900s. When the first Labor Day Parade was held on September 5, 1882, crowds gathered at Union Square and made their way up through Madison Square (the starting point of the walking tour). Here they spilled into the vast convergence of Broadway and Fifth Avenue before continuing up to 42nd Street, their final destination. The tour will include a New York City landmark, Stanford White's old Madison Square Garden, which used to be located at 26th Street and Madison Avenue in Flatiron, and hosted many labor-related events. Samuel Gompers drew thousands of workers and union members to his rallies here throughout his long career as the President of the American Federation of Labor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free

Fair | Street Fair


Jewelry. Art. Baked goods and local vintage. Home goods. Live DJs. A beloved street fair has returned. Come experience the Hester Street Fair: Tightly curated. Wildly creative. Always a good time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free

Workshop | Sunday Morning Tai Chi in the Park


This class is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
11:00 am
Free

Workshop | CANCELED***Kayaking in the Park***CANCELED


Glide along the water this summer and fall! Kayaking is offered throughout the summer. All levels are welcome including first-time kayakers - life vests and all equipment provided, as well as instruction. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
12:00 pm
Free

Festival | Outdoor Art Exhibit


This event will feature more than 50 artists and craft artisans in all mediums. One of New York City's largest and most beloved annual art events features a wide range of items on sale directly from the artists themselves. An incredible and eclectic mix of paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, glass and mixed media will be on display and available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free

Gallery Talk | Something Beautiful: Reframing La Colección


A tour to explore and discuss the on-view sections of the exhibition, the gallery's most ambitious presentation of its unique, complex, and culturally diverse permanent collection in over two decades.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
1:00 pm
Pay-what-you-wish

Tour | Historic New York: The Highbridge Water Tower


Urban Park Rangers lead a tour inside the iconic Highbridge Water Tower to learn about the history of New York City's water supply and enjoy the panoramic views from the top of the 200 foot tower. Arrive between 1:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m, to gain admittance. Registration is not required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
1:00 pm
Free

Jazz | Jazz Trio


Bruce Barth Trio performs. Jazz pianist and composer Bruce Barth has been sharing his music with listeners the world over for more than thirty-five years. He has performed with revered jazz masters, and has collaborated with leading musicians of his own generation. Zan Stewart of the Newark Star Ledger writes: "No one sounds quite like Barth. His solos are characterized by robust swing, his ability to tell a story, and by his rich, beguiling sound."
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Poetry Reading | Poetry on the Island


An original poetry performance by Fountain House Gallery artist Aracelis Rivera. Born on a US Army ship docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aracelis Rivera holds a BA in Art from Lehman College and has studied and exhibited at the Art Students League. She was drawn to the easel while in elementary school and began painting in tempera. Her preferred mediums are oil and acrylic, and she also works in pencil, ink, watercolor, and ceramic. Aracelis particularly admires the works of Goya, Monet, and Rembrandt. She often portrays figures and landscapes in her pieces and has also discovered that working in the abstract style enables her to identify and express her deepest feelings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
2:00 pm
Free

Concert | Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music


A sea-music event, Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music - the original NYC chantey sing - continues virtually. This is a round-robin of shared sea songs, featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. How did the old time sailors keep their spirits up? Singing together! Work songs and fun songs, story songs and nonsense songs, songs of nostalgia and songs of up-to-the-moment news -- all were part of the repertoire onboard.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
2:00 pm
Free

Gallery Talk | Something Beautiful: Reframing La Colección


A tour to explore and discuss the on-view sections of the exhibition, the gallery's most ambitious presentation of its unique, complex, and culturally diverse permanent collection in over two decades.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
2:30 pm
Pay-what-you-wish

Dance Performance | An Outdoor Butoh Dance Performance


An outdoor Butoh dance performance by artist Angela Rogers. Butoh is characterized by dancers covered head-to-toe in white body paint, slow and arrhythmic body contortions expressing a confluence of anguish and rapture, and a dedication to form and improvisation that is deeply connected to the nature of being. Angela Rogers is a self-taught artist who, after having brain surgery and developing a seizure disorder in 2012, began creating three-dimensional forms by wrapping sticks with yarn. Over time the forms became figurative and incorporated a variety of media such as clay, fabric, wire, beads, and talismans. Angela refers to these creations as “Poppets,” an Old English spelling of the word “Puppets.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
4:00 pm
Free

Poetry Reading | Poetry in the Garden


A poetry program in partnership with McNally Jackson Bookstore.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
4:00 pm
Free

Concert | Film and Performance Featuring Brazilian Rapper


A documentary celebrating the legacy of Black Brazilian culture and a live performance by Emicida, the first Latin Grammy-winning Brazilian rapper whose music has been featured in various video games. The 2020 film AmarElo: It's All for Yesterday showcases Emicida's concert, interviews, recording sessions, and animated segments highlighting Brazil's Black culture, earning a 2021 International Emmy Awards nomination. With support from Goyo, the singer, producer, and co-founder of ChocQuibTown, the groundbreaking Colombian band that fuses salsa, jazz, hip-hop, and reggae.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Screening | Fade to Black: Short Film on Contemporary Race Relations (online thru Sep 30)


In Tony Cokes's meditation on contemporary race relations, two black men discuss in voiceover certain “casual” events in life and cinema that are unnoticed or discounted by whites—gestures, hesitations, stares, off-the-cuff remarks, jokes—details of an ideology of repressed racism. 32 minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free

Classical Music | Romantics Around the World: Grieg, Schuman, Martinu (online)


Phoenix Chamber Ensemble pianists Vassa Shevel and Inessa Zaretsky and guest artists Ross Snyder and Michelle Lie on violin, Chieh-Fan Yiu on viola, and Austin Fisher on cello performing Edvard Grieg's Andante con moto in C minor EG116 for Piano; Henry Vieuxtemps' Viola Sonata in B flat Major, II Barcarolla; Bohuslav Martinu's Three Bergerettes for Piano Trio, H.275; and Robert Schuman's Piano Quintet in E flat Major, Op.44.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:30 pm
Pay-what-you-wish

Musical | The Tempest: Shakespeare's Castaways with Music-- An Outdoor Performance


Forced from their home, Prospero and her daughter Miranda have survived for 12 years among the ruins of an abandoned island. As Prospero grows closer to getting the justice she desires, she witnesses her daughter fall in love, listens to the wisdom of spirit ancestors, and discovers that sometimes forgiveness is the only way to break cycles and right the course for the next generation. Hilarious fools, magical spells, and ancestral spirits dance through this production as we all come together to celebrate what it means to be human.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free

Concert | Actress-Singer-Songwriter Performs in the Park


Called “electrifying” by The Huffington Post and “phenomenal” by The New York Times, Grace McLean is a Writer In Residence at Lincoln Center Theater where her first original musical In the Green was commissioned and produced, received a 2020 Richard Rodgers Award, and a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical. She has had two artistic ambassadorships with the US State Department touring Pakistan (2015) and Russia (2018), and her band performed in both the 2015 and 2016 Lincoln Center American Songbook series.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
8:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | Better Living Through Birding -- An Evening with Christian Cooper


Christian Cooper's new memoir takes us into an unexpected world well beyond the video of a confrontation in Central Park that made him an unwilling celebrity in the spring of 2020. As a lifelong comics nerd and self-taught birder -- and a gay Black man in America ---he tells the story of his unexpected path with humor and a sense of awe for the healing power of nature. Cooper now has his own show on National Geographic, Extraordinary Birder, and his book is enlivened by his often joyous adventures around the globe. The author will be interviewed by Glenn Raucher, host of the Half King reading series. RSVP does not guarantee entry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
8:00 pm
Free

Screening | Verdi's Rigoletto


Baritone Quinn Kelsey stars as Verdi's cursed court jester, sharing the stage with soprano Rosa Feola as his headstrong daughter, Gilda, and tenor Piotr Beczala as the libertine Duke of Mantua.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Complimentary Tickets

to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Play | Oscar and Golden Globe Nominee in a Romantic Play

Regular Price: $69
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Play | A Historical Play About Civil Rights

Regular Price: $45
CFT Member Price: $0.00
Join the Club!

Go!