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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 11, 2023?

24 free events take place on Monday, September 11 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 11 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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24 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, September 11, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Table of Silence Project 9/11 Featuring 150+ Dancers
free events nyc Learn to Tango
free events nyc Chamber Music on the Water
free events nyc Mr. Lincoln Goes East: The President in New York City
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Dance Performance | Table of Silence Project 9/11 Featuring 150+ Dancers


The Table of Silence Project 9/11 is an annual, free public performance ritual and call to action for peace conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi in 2011 to commemorate the loss of life and honor the bravery of all individuals affected by acts of terror, war and oppression of freedom. Artistic collaborators for this year's program include Buglisi Dance Theatre Co-Founder/Principal Dancer Terese Capucilli, Composer/Violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain, Conch/Flute John Ragusa, and Film/Livestream Producer Nel Shelby and Nel Shelby Productions. The company will present the original full-scale version of the work with elements of the reimagined version as more than 150 dancers slowly ascend to the sound of a conch shell's call to action. Daniel Bernard Roumain performs a prologue on electric violin. Moving to the plaintive strains of the flute, the heartbeat of bass drums, trumpet, bells and the cries of a chorus, the dancers form patterns of three concentric circles around the iconic Revson Fountain while repeating 12 symbolic ritualistic gestures ten times to create a peace labyrinth. This sacred landscape becomes filled with the transcendent energy of the Mandala, connecting dancers and viewers to the healing rituals of the natural world. Hidden in the pocket of the dancers' robe is a ceramic plate sculpture, a metaphor for a gathering of humanity at the banquet table for peace. At 8:46 AM, the dancers turn their wrists with open palms and extend their arms to the sky for 60 seconds in a gesture of universal peace.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:05 am
Free

Workshop | Morning Meditation


Start your day by balancing your mind, body, and spirit during instructor guided meditation. This renowned practice lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Dance Lesson | Learn to Tango


Led by Karina Romero, this program is designed to introduce you to the basic steps of Argentine Tango. Originated in Argentina, Tango is danced around the world by people of all sizes and ages. It is said that if you can walk, then you can tango. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced Tango aficionado, all are welcome to join this program. Requirements to participate: You must register for each individual session you wish to attend. Comfortable clothing and footwear should be worn. Must arrive 15 minutes early to the class. Participants must bring a release form filled out and signed, available on the registration page. About the Instructor Karina Romero is a profesional Tango dancer and instructor. Originally from Argentina, Karina arrived in New York City in 2000 as an ambassador of Argentine Tango. She has studied with the most influential Tango teachers in the world, performed in many Tango shows and festivals, coordinated countless Tango shows, and taught at renowned schools and cultural centers throughout New York City. Currently she is the Executive Director of New Generation Dance Company, hosts La Romeria milonga in Times Square, and teaches Tango every Friday at the Argentine Consulate in NYC.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
Free

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 11 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Start times: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshop | Learn 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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12:00 pm
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Concert | Piano in the Park


Come on by and tap your toes to The Big Apple's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists around! Featuring special events and performances by distinguished musicians. Today's pianist: Danny Mixon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Sparkling Cities With Egg Monuments (online)


Artist Lari Pittman joins Brooklyn Rail Editor-at-Large Dan Cameron for a conversation. It concludes with a poetry reading by Oliver Tompkins Ray. Over the course of his decades-long career, Lari Pittman has developed a unique visual aesthetic that has established him as one of the most significant painters of his generation. Pittman’s signature, densely-layered painting style includes a lexicon of signs and symbols (such as bells, eggs, animals, and ropes), a compilation of varied painting techniques, and a clear homage to the handmade, craft, and the decorative. While Pittman’s early works were informed by the socio-political struggle resulting from the peak of the AIDS epidemic, racial discord, and LGBTQ+ civil rights struggles that defined the last two decades of the 20th century, his later paintings evince a shift in focus towards interior spaces, including domestic and psychological subjects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Performance | LIVIN' IT!–The Music of Julie Mandel


Composer/lyricist Julie Mandel, who has been writing music and lyrics (pop songs, musicals, children's records, opera, etc.) since the 1940s, will turn 100 on Tuesday, September 12, 2023. As a musical tribute, there will be a new musical revue of Julie's work entitled LIVIN' IT!–The Music of Julie Mandel. Many of Julie's original songs have been recorded by prominent artists over the past 70 years. When Frank Loesser started his publishing company Frank Music, Julie was one of the first composer/lyricists that he signed and he produced recordings of several of her songs. In her 100th year, Julie still works almost every day at her keyboard and her computer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Birdwatching | Monday Evening Fall Birding


Witness the beauty of fall migration with Gabriel Willow as birds follow the Atlantic Flyway northwards. Look for warblers, thrushes, and other migrants in the landscape of in the park, and learn about the finer points of their identification and ecology.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Into the Bright Sunshine: Young Hubert Humphrey and the Fight for Civil Rights (in-person and online)


A discussion with acclaimed journalist Samuel G. Freedman on his widely praised new book. In this riveting and eloquently written chronicle, Freedman reconstructs and reconsiders the early life of one of American history’s most important, yet largely neglected, political leaders. Joining the author in conversation will be iconic broadcast journalist and host of numerous landmark PBS television series Bill Moyers, who will offer his own reflections on Humphrey—a man he knew well and considered a mentor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Discussion | A Conversation WIth Betty Aberlin from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood


Although best known for her work on Mr. Rogers Neighborhood as Lady Aberlin, Betty Aberlin had an extensive career on the New York stage in the 1970s and 80s. In this conversation with theater curator Doug Reside, Aberlin will discuss her lifelong love of live theater and review some of the archival video, photographs, and papers that document her career. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concert | Chamber Music on the Water


A one hour performance (no intermission), including a Q & A session with the musicians. The program is announced at the performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Discussion | New Imaginations in Democracy and Urban Citizenship: Bridging the Migrant/Non-migrant Divide (In Person AND Online)


A discussion with distinguished scholars Nina Glick-Schiller, James Holston, and Loren Landau, exploring the growing role of cities in reimagining local democracy and representation. Against the backdrop of contentious national immigration politics, cities have risen to a pivotal position within the broader context of global migration governance. The influence of cities in shaping migration dynamics and the reciprocal impact of migrants in city-making have garnered growing recognition. Serving as pluralistic, diverse, and contested arenas, cities are increasingly contributing to the articulation of larger moral visions for a political community that bridges the migrant and non-migrant divide.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshop | Yoga with the Sunset


Certified yoga instructor Mary Barnes leads a guided practice in a beautiful and peaceful setting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Staged Reading | Mr. Lincoln Goes East: The President in New York City


February, 1860. Abraham Lincoln has come to New York City and given the speech of his life. Later that evening, he meets three people who will challenge the way he looks at slavery and the coming conflict--an African American man and woman working on the Underground Railroad and a teenaged boy eager to go to war. Their debate about race and freedom still resonates in America today. Written by Ellen Abrams and Kevin Baker.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free

Book Club | LGBTQ+ Book Club


LGBTQ+ Book Club discusses fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels centered around queer individuals, communities, and experiences. Please note that these books deal frankly, sometimes explicitly, with contemporary issues, and all works discussed are artistic expressions selected for an adult audience. The theme of this meeting is Queer Classics. Throughout the meeting there will be ample opportunity to discuss the titles shared that evening as well as any other titles you come prepared to share! There is no prior reading or knowledge required. This is a space for folks to meet and share their love (or discover a new love!) of LGBTQ+ literature.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussion | My Privates: A Conversation About Public Sexual Discourses (online)


On the occasion of Tristan Taormino’s memoir, she and fellow veteran writer and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel will trace their trajectories of writing sex (often their own) over the past two decades. They are firsthand witnesses to how the media landscape for explicit sex writing has changed over the last 25 years. They will delve into the pleasures and implications of sexual representation, including queer aesthetics, outsider narratives, and the symbiotic relationship between their erotic lives, writing, and politics. They’ll explore how they share personal stories in order to expose, disrupt, and reimagine fixed notions of the public and the private.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Lecture | Preservation and Threats to World Culture: Lessons Learned


Peter Herdrich, co-founder of the Antiquities Coalition, shares his experiences in conserving historic collections and archaeological sites across the Middle East and North Africa. Herdrich’s organization was established to stem illicit looting and global sales of antiquities, and he has handled preservation projects across Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, and Yemen. During his lecture, Herdrich will describe the challenges facing preservationists today — including digitization, documentation, and accessibility – and discuss how collaboration on cultural heritage preservation is influencing cooperation amongst nations in the Middle East and North Africa.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Club | Diary of a Void by Emi Yagi (in-person and online)


A woman in Tokyo avoids harassment at work by perpetuating, for nine months and beyond, the lie that she’s pregnant in this prizewinning, thrillingly subversive debut novel about the mother of all deceptions, for fans of Convenience Store Woman and Breasts and Eggs. When thirty-four-year-old Ms. Shibata gets a new job to escape sexual harassment at her old one, she finds that as the only woman at her new workplace—a manufacturer of cardboard tubes—she is expected to do all the menial tasks. One day she announces that she can’t clear away her coworkers’ dirty cups—because she’s pregnant and the smell nauseates her. The only thing is . . . Ms. Shibata is not pregnant.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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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
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Glossy: Ambition, Beauty, and the Inside Story of Emily Weiss's Glossier


Marisa Meltzer's bombshell expose that reveals--for the first time--exactly what happened at Glossier, one of America's hottest and most consequential startups, and dives deep into the enigmatic, visionary woman responsible for it all. Called "one of the most disruptive brands in beauty" by Forbes, Glossier revolutionized the beauty industry with its sophisticated branding and unique approach to influencer marketing, almost-instantly making the company a juggernaut with rabid fans lining up for a chance to buy its coveted products. It also taught a generation of business leaders how to talk to Millennial and Gen Z customers and build a cult following online.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Dance Performance | Japanese Dance to Honor 9/11 Victims


Vangeline Theater/Students of The New York Butoh Institute will perform to honor those lost on 9/11. Vangeline (Curator) is a teacher, dancer, and choreographer specializing in Japanese butoh. She is the artistic director of the Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institute (New York), a dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese butoh while carrying it into the twenty-first century. With her all-female dance company, Vangeline’s socially conscious performances tie together butoh and activism. She pioneered the award-winning, 15-year running program The Dream a Dream Project, which brings butoh dance to incarcerated men and women at correctional facilities across New York State. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed book: Butoh: Cradling Empty Space, which explores the intersection of butoh and neuroscience. She pioneered the first neuroscientific study of Butoh (“The Slowest Wave;” Her work is the subject of CNN’s “Great Big Story” "Learning to Dance with your Demons.” She is also featured on BBC’s podcast Deeply Human.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Lecture | The Metaverse is a Contested Territory (online)


This is a lecture by Mindy Seu, first commissioned by Willa Köerner and Tommy Martinez for Untethering the Web (published by Pioneer Works Press, 2022). The night will end with a participatory virtual performance by Todd Anderson and Tiri Kananuruk, extending the thinking of networked multi-person digital scapes into new creative territory.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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