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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on September 25, 2023?

26 free events take place on Monday, September 25 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 25 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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26 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, September 25, 2023

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free events nyc American Symphony Orchestra Performs New Work
free events nyc Academy Award Winner Cabaret (1972) Directed by Bob Fosse, Starring Liza Minnelli
free events nyc Made With Italy: The "Italian Touch" in American Hip-Hop Culture, 1973-1996
free events nyc Works by Rossini and More for Voice and Piano
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Birdwatching | Fall Birdwatching


What birds live in your backyard? This fall migration season will help you find out. This series of birdwatching outings is fun for beginners, hobbyists, and lifelong birders alike. Together, you'll explore the parks of BPC, 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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9:00 am
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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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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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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
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10:30 am
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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
10:30 am
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Lecture | 1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution (online)


Historians often think of Russia before the 1860s in terms of conservative stasis, when the "gendarme of Europe" secured order beyond the country's borders and entrenched the autocratic system at home. This book offers a profoundly different vision of Russia under Nicholas I. Drawing on an extensive array of sources, it reveals that many of modern Russia's most distinctive and outstanding features can be traced back to an inconspicuous but exceptional year. Russia became what it did, in no small measure, because of 1837. The catalogue of the year's noteworthy occurrences extends from the realms of culture, religion, and ideas to those of empire, politics, and industry. Exploring these diverse issues and connecting seemingly divergent historical actors, Paul W. Werth reveals that the 1830s in Russia were a period of striking dynamism and consequence, and that 1837 was pivotal for the country's entry into the modern age. From the romantic death of Russia's greatest poet Alexander Pushkin in January to a colossal fire at the Winter Palace in December, Russia experienced much that was astonishing in 1837: the railway and provincial press appeared, Russian opera made its debut, Orthodoxy pushed westward, the first Romanov visited Siberia-and much else besides. The cumulative effect was profound. The country's integration accelerated, and a Russian nation began to emerge, embodied in new institutions and practices, within the larger empire. The result was a quiet revolution, after which Russia would never be the same.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free

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: Deanna Witkowski.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Talk | Artist Talk: Parabolic Light (online)


Artist Fred Eversley (b. 1941) is a pivotal figure in West Coast postwar contemporary art. Influenced by Southern California movements like Light and Space, his work is a unique synthesis, shaped by lifelong studies of light, space, time, gravity. A former engineer, Eversley collaborated with NASA, contributing to Gemini and Apollo programs. This developed his interest in the parabola, which emerged in his youth. Eversley’s pioneering use of materials like plastic and polyester resin mirrors postwar technological leaps, while unveiling the enduring mysteries of human perception - art transcending eras, offering timeless insights into the workings of the human eye and mind.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concert | New NYC Rock Band in the Park


NYC's newest rock band Sample Size celebrates their debut single with a show in the park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | Bright Young Women: From New York Times Bestselling Author Jessica Knoll (online)


This tense, shocking thriller is inspired by the real-life sorority and target of America’s first celebrity serial killer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Other | Community Plant Exchange


Meet other plant enthusiasts for a free plant swap. Share tips, advice, and plants in this community event. Tips for success: Please bring only pest-free plants. If your plants are in containers, please be sure they are in containers that you are ready to give away or exchange. Rooted cuttings may be brought in a sealed plastic bag wrapped in a moist paper towel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Lecture | Where Asia Meets Russia: Borderlands, Minorities, and Overturning the Colonization Trope (in-person and online)


How does one write a history about a place and people that were incessantly talked about in officialdom as part of multiple, conflicting colonization and nationalist projects? This talk examines approaches to borderland history in the Tumen valley, part of which included the territory of the Russian Maritime Province, and its population of Koreans.  Drawing from her book Sovereignty Experiments (Cornell University Press), Professor Park discusses the migration of Koreans to the Tumen valley and the attempts by officials of Chosŏn Korea, Qing China, and tsarist Russia to categorize and claim these migrants.  The talk presents an alternative view of borderland history in which the Russian Far East becomes part of broader East Asian history and overturns conventional narratives of far eastern colonization and minoritization of Koreans. Speaker Alyssa Park is a historian of modern Korea, with allied interests in borderlands history, transnational migration and space, and empires in East Asia, including Russia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Other | Live Trivia Hour: Seinfeld Edition


Are you a fan of the TV show Seinfeld? Test your knowledge of "The Show About Nothing" and join the Live Trivia Hour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Classical Music | American Symphony Orchestra Performs New Work


A new work commissioned by the American Symphony Orchestra, written by composer and percussionist Javier Diaz, whose studio credits include Steven Spielberg's West Side Story and Lin Manuel Miranda's In The Heights. The piece for chamber ensemble incorporates stylistic elements from music across the Americas and takes us on a journey through history, spaces, and generations. It evokes the idea of ancestral sounds, and it is inspired by traditional musics from the Western Hemisphere: ancient songs from the Afro-Cuban tradition, Mexico, the African-American tradition, Venezuela, Haiti, and a "merging" between a J.S. Bach Chorale and a Venezuelan Merengue. America UNBOUND is a unique artistic experience that exalts the human condition and underlines the importance of multi-cultural influences in the shaping of the musics of the Americas. This new work is eclectic and multi-cultural, with a robust compositional design: the American continent unbound through a journey of musical histories and inter-generational melodies, making palpable the universality of sound, word, and song. Performed by a chamber ensemble of ASO musicians (violin, percussion, double bass, clarinet and trumpet) featuring GRAMMY nominated Imani Winds' oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free

Book Discussion | After the Ottomans: Genocide’s Long Shadow and Armenian Resilience


Scholars Hans-Lukas Kieser (Newcastle University, Australia), Seyhan Bayraktar (University of Zurich, Switzerland), and Khatchig Mouradian (Columbia University) for a discussion on their recently-published book. The book deals with the lasting impact and the formative legacy of removal, dispossession and the politics of genocide in the last decade of the Ottoman Empire. For understanding contemporary Turkey and the neighboring region, it is important to revisit the massive transformation of the late-Ottoman world caused by persistent warfare between 1912 and 1922. This fourth volume of a series focusing on the “Ottoman Cataclysm” looks at the century-long consequences and persistent implications of the Armenian genocide. It deals with the actions and words of the Armenians as they grappled with total destruction and tried to emerge from under it. Eleven scholars of history, anthropology, literature and political science explore the Ottoman Armenians not only as the major victims of the First World War and the post-war treaties, but also as agents striving for survival, writing history, transmitting the memory and searching for justice.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Film | Academy Award Winner Cabaret (1972) Directed by Bob Fosse, Starring Liza Minnelli


In Berlin in 1931, American cabaret singer Sally Bowles meets British academic Brian Roberts, who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian's confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic. Director: Bob Fosse Cast: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Marisa Berenson, Fritz Wepper, Joel Grey Bob Fosse was an American actor, choreographer, dancer, and film and stage director. He directed and choreographed musical works on stage and screen, including the stage musicals The Pajama Game (1954), Damn Yankees (1955), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961), Sweet Charity (1966), Pippin (1972), and Chicago (1975). He also directed the films Sweet Charity (1969), Cabaret (1972), Lenny (1975), All That Jazz (1979), and Star 80 (1983). Liza Minnelli is an American actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer. Known for her commanding stage presence and powerful alto singing voice, Minnelli is one of the very few performers awarded a non-competitive Emmy, Grammy (Grammy Legend Award), Oscar, and Tony (EGOT).
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Lecture | Kothari Lecture on Indian Dance


One of the world’s most accomplished Bharatanatyam dancers, Malavika Sarukkai, has been dancing professionally for five decades. The dancer who inspired the term “innovative within tradition,” Sarukkai has protected Indian Classical Dance while also finding individual space within it. Sarukkai will deliver the second annual Kothari Lecture on Indian Dance. Registration required.
   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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Book Club | Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan


Dive into the lives of women who stepped in to work jobs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II. Though these jobs were typically reserved for men, the country was at war and men were now soldiers abroad. We will discuss the character Anna Kerrigan, her father’s disappearance, and how the young girl is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by the charged mystery between her father and his acquaintance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Lecture | Made With Italy: The "Italian Touch" in American Hip-Hop Culture, 1973-1996


The lecture offers an original theoretical and methodological framework for mapping the impact of Italian modern style (the so-called "Made in Italy") on the early years of hip-hop culture, notably between 1973 (the conventional date of the first hip-hop party) and 1996 (the year of Tupac's passing). Recognizing the transatlantic circulation of "Italian" bodies (performers, entrepreneurs and characters), products (film, clothes, and goods) and other intangible items (gestures, dance styles, attitude etc.), Giuseppe Gatti maintains that Made in Italy had a profound impact on the visual manifestation of the hip-hop Foundational (1973-79) and Golden Age era (1980-96), operating as a symbolic mediator for the rise of a hip-hop "global nation-building" and, overall, for the demands of new lifestyles and expressive languages in American urban youth culture in that period. The lecture will shed new light on the study of the multiple exchanges between Italian cinema/fashion and the hip-hop generation, with particular attention to the role of the "Italian touch" on hip-hop's early dance styles, lyrics and outfits in a transcultural perspective. Speaker Giuseppe Gatti is a researcher in Film and Media Studies at the Department of Humanities of the University of Turin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Screening | Quartiers Lointains: 4 Short French Films


How can we best exist in societies that are both ours and yet other? How to best navigate institutions that are not always equipped to deal with the issues we face? How to find mystical or rational remedies to heal our wounds? These are questions that traverse the African diasporas. The transformations that exile, having to adapt to new cultures, sickness, or pain subject us to are often minimized and rarely represented on the screen. Captured in documentary, animation, and fiction short films, our seventh season shines a light on these physical and psychic metamorphoses. 4 short films / 93min / In French with English subtitles  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Artist Talk: Using Technology in Performance


The Kitchen L.A.B. Research Residency Primary Researcher Lillian-Yvonne Bertram joins artist Jessica Hagedorn for a conversation about how artists use—or talk about using—technology in performance. Centering on the performance Class at The Kitchen in 2000 by the interdisciplinary trio Thought Music (Robbie McCauley, Laurie Carlos, and Hagedorn)—which was detailed in The Kitchen's press release as a piece in which the characters "use video and computers to exchange dialogue, gossips and poetry"— Bertram and Hagedorn discuss the extent to which such descriptions align with the nature of the performance and the reasons discrepancies might exist between language and reality.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas, and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists Featuring: Yao Qingmei, Antonio Ramos, Sugar Vendil/Isogram
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Works by Rossini and More for Voice and Piano


Cecilia Molinari, mezzo soprano; Claudio Marino Moretti, piano. Program Rossini (1792-1868), Nacqui all'affanno from La Cenerentola Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), Selections from Shakespeare Songs Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909), La canzone dei ricordi Reception to follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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