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This Week New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September.

New York's cultural scene is at its busiest in October and March (and the same goes for free events, free things to do), but other months of the year still offer incredible amount of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, October 1, 2020!

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Where else but in New York City can you listen to a world-class musician, discuss a book with a famous author, take a part in poetry reading, have a glass of wine at an art exhibition opening, and all that on the same day, and all that free of charge, and all of that on any day of the year, whether it's December or July, April or November!

The trick is to know about those free events, free things to do BEFORE they happen, not after the fact. That's where Club Free Time comes in handy! Become a Club Free Time member and start using these unique New York City (NYC) opportunities today, October 1, 2020!

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Club Free Time is your perfect guide to Free Entertainment and Free Culture in the City That Never Sleeps.

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Free things to do, free events that take place in New York City every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something interesting to do today (October 1, 2020) or on any other day of the year don't miss those free-of-charge opportunities that only New York provides! You can find lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

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In addition to providing information about free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC), Club Free Time offers its members complimentary tickets to classical music concerts, dance performances and theater: when a producer wants that special buzz of the 'full house' - Club Free Time members are welcomed for their enthusiasm and sophistication!

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Experience an entirely new perspective on New York. 'Open up a whole new cultural world... in one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world, sampling cultural delights beyond anyone's wildest dream.' Rupert Parker, journalist, photographer, cameraman, and TV producer
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The quality and quantity of
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every day of the year
is truly amazing.

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that only New York provides:
stop wondering what to do;
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This Week in New York City (NYC): 48 Free Events, Free Things to Do

All events, things to do this week (Sun, 09/27/2020 - Sat, 10/03/2020)  are free unless otherwise noted.

Fair | Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors (outdoors, in-person)


Search for hidden gems as you browse antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage and collectibles. There is also a selection of food vendors from Smorgasburg. Face covering is required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Sep 27
8:00 am

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Fairs, September 27, 2020, 09/27/2020, Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors (outdoors, in-person)

Fair | Food Vendors, Craft Shops and Entertainment at The Waterfront (Outdoor Market)


This market offers socially-distanced experience of food, shopping and entertainment every Sat and Sun, 10 am - 5 pm. The market will also host activities like roller disco (with skates available to rent) and live music. Visitors must wear face coverings at all times and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Sep 27
10:00 am

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Fairs, September 27, 2020, 09/27/2020, Food Vendors, Craft Shops and Entertainment at The Waterfront (Outdoor Market)

Workshop | Vinyasa Yoga in a Park (in-person)


Connect with the Earth and its energy. This socially-distanced Vinyasa class will run for one hour and is suitable for all levels. Every Sunday, Sept 13-October 25. Please bring your own mat. Must wear a face covering at all times and sign a waiver.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Sep 27
10:00 am

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Workshops, September 27, 2020, 09/27/2020, Vinyasa Yoga in a Park (in-person)

Fair | Outdoor Market: One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Items (in-person)


The market offers one-of-a-kind, handmade items from local artisans. This weekly event features more than twenty vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Sep 27
11:00 am

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Fairs, September 27, 2020, 09/27/2020, Outdoor Market: One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Items (in-person)

Fair | Vintage Street Fair (outdoors, in-person)


Fill up your closets and home with vintage and second-hand goods. Check out a selection of vintage clothing, accessories, comics, books, and records.  Masks are mandatory.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am

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Fairs, September 27, 2020, 09/27/2020, Vintage Street Fair (outdoors, in-person)

Dance Lesson | Swing Dance Class in a Park (in-person)


40 minute, easy to follow swing dance lesson for beginners! You will work on solo swing dance moves to the sound of big band swing music. Face covering required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Sep 27
1:00 pm

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Dance Lessons, September 27, 2020, 09/27/2020, Swing Dance Class in a Park (in-person)

Opening Reception | Paintings: Highly Textured and Luminous (in-person)


Works by artist Azuki Furuya and Ethiopian painter Hana Yilma Godine. Electronic musician, percussionist and instrument maker Levy Lorenzo will perform. Furuya’s works on paper explore the fragility of memory, with the material process itself as a form of storytelling. After drawing the composition from a photograph on a wooden or metal board, Furuya builds it up with layered bits of colored paper, magazine cutouts and fragments of the photograph, then meticulously sands down the papered surface until its layers are exposed, and paints inside and around the contours. The resulting artworks are highly textured and luminous, a testament to precariousness and persistence of life, memory and myth. Godine's work is influenced by observations of her surroundings and social structures during her upbringing in the multicultural metropolis of Addis Ababa, and travels in Europe and the United States. Featuring 12 works, each installed in a different way, and set to magical sounds of Ethio Jazz, the exhibition takes the viewer through coexisting histories and geographies, through psychological and architectural spaces defined by the paintings themselves. Please wear a mask.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Sep 27
6:00 pm

Free
Opening Receptions, September 27, 2020, 09/27/2020, Paintings: Highly Textured and Luminous (in-person)

Opera | Met Opera: Puccini's La Boheme (virtual)


Puccini's evergreen paean to young love and the bohemian life has captivated generations of Met-goers through Franco Zeffirelli's iconic production. Movie theater audiences for the high-definition transmission of this staging got to see it with fresh eyes in a touching performance starring Angela Gheorghiu and Ramon Vargas as the frail seamstress and her poetic lover.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Sep 27
7:30 pm

Free
Concerts, September 27, 2020, 09/27/2020, Met Opera: Puccini's La Boheme (virtual)

Dance Performance | Indian Dance Festival: Contemporary


Vishwakiran Nambi is a performer, choreographer and dance filmmaker. His training is diverse ranging from Indian classical forms to Indian folk and martial dance forms. Workshops by Nahid Siddiqui.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Sep 27
8:30 pm

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Dance Performances, September 27, 2020, 09/27/2020, Indian Dance Festival: Contemporary

Jazz | Multi Grammy Winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and Arturo O'Farrill


Recorded remotely from locations as diverse as Madrid, Los Angeles and New York City, Arturo O'Farrill and the mighty Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are reviving their Sunday Night Birdland residency in a virtual format.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Sep 27
8:30 pm

Free
Concerts, September 27, 2020, 09/27/2020, Multi Grammy Winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and Arturo O'Farrill

Screening | Film Festival (Sep 22 - Oct 2): Comedies, Dramas, Sci-Fi, Amination, Horror, and More (virtual)


This 20th annual film festival presents 95 films and filmmaker Q+A's, all from the comfort of your home. Watch any or all programs 24/7 for 11 days (Sep 22 - Oct 2). Drama shorts, comedy shorts, features, documentary features, documentary shorts, horror, sci-fi, music video, experimental, animation and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 28
12:05 am

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Screenings, September 28, 2020, 09/28/2020, Film Festival (Sep 22 - Oct 2): Comedies, Dramas, Sci-Fi, Amination, Horror, and More (virtual)

Other | Photography Festival: 60 Outdoor Exhibitions City-Wide until Nov 29th (in-person)


This 9th annual photography festival presents 60 outdoors exhibitions across 5 boroughs of NYC, free and accessible to view 24/7. Talks, workshops, and community events will take place online. See the locations of the exhibits and online events schedule at the link below.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 28
12:05 am

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Others, September 28, 2020, 09/28/2020, Photography Festival: 60 Outdoor Exhibitions City-Wide until Nov 29th (in-person)

Concert | Piano in a Park (in-person)


Piano concert series, showcasing ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists, takes place Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (12:30 to 2:30 PM). Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Sep 28
12:30 pm

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Concerts, September 28, 2020, 09/28/2020, Piano in a Park (in-person)

Book Discussion | Sex with Presidents: The Ins and Outs of Love and Lust in the White House with NYTimes Bestselling Author (virtual)


New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman discusses her new book, Sex with Presidents. She uncovers the bedroom secrets of American presidents and explores the surprising ways voters have reacted to their leaders' sex scandals. Herman revisits some of the sex scandals that have rocked the nation's capital and shocked the public, while asking the provocative questions: does rampant adultery show a lack of character or the stamina needed to run the country? Or perhaps both? While Americans have judged their leaders' affairs harshly compared to other nations, did they mostly just hate being lied to? And do they now clearly care more about issues other than a politician's sex life?
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Sep 28
6:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, September 28, 2020, 09/28/2020, Sex with Presidents: The Ins and Outs of Love and Lust in the White House with NYTimes Bestselling Author (virtual)

Dance Performance | New York City Ballet performs Balanchine (virtual)


The All-Balanchine program features excerpts from 5 ballets and Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux in full. SYMPHONY IN C (First Movement) Ashley Bouder, Joseph Gordon Conductor: Clotilde Otranto. Filmed on 9/21/2018. IVESIANA ("The Unanswered Question") Janie Taylor, Anthony Huxley Conductor: Andrews Sill. Filmed on 5/1/2013. LIEBESLIEDER WALZER (excerpt) Maria Kowroski, Jonathan Stafford Solo Pianists: Andrews Sill, Susan Walters. Filmed on 5/22/2012. LIEBESLIEDER WALZER (excerpt) Lauren Lovette, Jared Angle Solo Pianists: Andrews Sill, Susan Walters. Filmed on 1/20/2016. EPISODES (excerpt) Teresa Reichlen, Adrian Danchig-Waring Conductor: Daniel Capps. Filmed on 2/6/2020. TSCHAIKOVSKY PAS DE DEUX Tiler Peck, Joaquin De Luz Conductor: Clotilde Otranto. Filmed on 9/21/2018. STRAVINSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO (finale) Sterling Hyltin, Ask la Cour, Sara Mearns, Taylor Stanley Conductor: Clotilde Otranto; Solo Violin: Kurt Nikkanen. Filmed on 9/21/2018.
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Mon, Sep 28
8:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, September 28, 2020, 09/28/2020, New York City Ballet performs Balanchine (virtual)

Workshop | Tai Chi in a Park (in-person)


Learn and master this Chinese martial art for health and self-defense. All ages and levels are welcome. Classes are rain or shine. Please maintain six feet of social distance and wear masks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 29
7:30 am

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Workshops, September 29, 2020, 09/29/2020, Tai Chi in a Park (in-person)

Museums | Treasures on the Terrace: Outdoor Installation at The Hispanic Society Museum & Library (in-person)


The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is pleased to present this outdoor installation of photographic reproductions of works found in its unparalleled collections. This remarkable institution reflects the vision of its founder Archer Milton Huntington who had the unique insight to create a museum that focused on all aspects of the cultures of Spain and Latin America. More details at https://hispanicsociety.org/exhibition/current-exhibitions-works-on-loan/treasures-on-the-terrace_highlights-from-the-hispanic-society-museum-and-library/ All visitors must wear face coverings; social distance of 6 ft. must be maintained. Personal headsets recommended for the audio component. Restrooms are not available.
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Tue, Sep 29
11:00 am

Free
Museumss, September 29, 2020, 09/29/2020, Treasures on the Terrace: Outdoor Installation at The Hispanic Society Museum & Library (in-person)

Classical Music | Mostly Bach: A Little Midday Organ Music (virtual or in-person)


Organist Claudia Dumschat performs. The New York Times has described her performance as "brilliantly assertive."
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Sep 29
12:30 pm

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Concerts, September 29, 2020, 09/29/2020, Mostly Bach: A Little Midday Organ Music (virtual or in-person)

Workshop | Dance Fitness Class in Midtown (in-person)


The class empowers and promotes fun with fitness, confidence, and body positivity. For all levels. Participants are required to wear masks during the entire class, and to observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 29
6:00 pm

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Workshops, September 29, 2020, 09/29/2020, Dance Fitness Class in Midtown (in-person)

Workshop | Zumba Class! (in-person)


Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. This socially-distanced class features aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Sneakers are recommended. Every Tue till Sep 29. Must sign a waiver before participating. Must wear a face covering at all times.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 29
6:00 pm

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Workshops, September 29, 2020, 09/29/2020, Zumba Class! (in-person)

Concert | Psychedelic Korean Folk: Fusion of Pop and Traditional Sound (virtual)


"Uninhibited vision of Korean traditional music" - NPR Music Coreyah has pioneered a new style of Korean music that blends genres of contemporary ethnic and popular sounds while still maintaining the distinctive characteristics of traditional Korean instruments. They infuse pop into traditional music through bold, youthful style, heartfelt lyrics, and a psychedelic sound.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 29
7:00 pm

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Concerts, September 29, 2020, 09/29/2020, Psychedelic Korean Folk: Fusion of Pop and Traditional Sound (virtual)

Other | Sculpture Exhibition in Midtown until Oct 2 (outdoors, in-person)


From September 1st through October 2nd, explore major new site-specific sculptural works in open, public locations at the plaza. The exhibit takes reference from the natural and botanical worlds while dealing with a range of issues like women's suffrage, migration, urban planning, and ecology.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Sep 30
12:05 am

Free
Others, September 30, 2020, 09/30/2020, Sculpture Exhibition in Midtown until Oct 2 (outdoors, in-person)

Tour | Walking Tour at Major Midtown Square (in-person)


Join in for an enjoyable walking tour and learn about a successfully transformation of "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 30
11:00 am

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Tours, September 30, 2020, 09/30/2020, Walking Tour at Major Midtown Square (in-person)

Workshop | Learn Juggling in a Park (in-person)


Join in for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching the jugglers put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided and regularly sanitized. Participants are encouraged to: Wear face coverings at all times Maintain at least six feet of distance between fellow participants at all times Use the park's hand-washing stations to wash hands before and after juggling Refrain from juggling back-and-forth with others
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 30
12:00 pm

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Workshops, September 30, 2020, 09/30/2020, Learn Juggling in a Park (in-person)

Concert | Piano in a Park (in-person)


Piano concert series, showcasing ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists, takes place Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (12:30 to 2:30 PM). Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Sep 30
12:30 pm

Free
Concerts, September 30, 2020, 09/30/2020, Piano in a Park (in-person)

Jazz | Jazz Band with an Acclaimed Drummer (virtual)


Jazz drummer Winard Harper leads his group known as Jeli Posse. He has played and recorded with many great jazz artists such as Delfeayo Marsalis and Jimmy Heath and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center. In 2016, Winard received the Hot House Jazz Award for Favorite Drummer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 30
7:00 pm

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Concerts, September 30, 2020, 09/30/2020, Jazz Band with an Acclaimed Drummer (virtual)

Classical Music | Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (lecture and performance): Mozart (virtual)


Distinguished composer and radio personality Bruce Adolphe explores beloved works of the chamber music repertoire. The event includes a special new introduction from Adolphe about the music being discussed, full lecture and a performance from the CMS archives, and the new addition of a digital Q & A. Performers Orion String Quartet; Ida Kavafian, viola (Performance recorded live February 6, 2015); excerpts performed by Amphion String Quartet; Pierre Lapointe, viola (Lecture recorded live October 8, 2014) Program Mozart: Quintet in D major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 593 (1790)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 30
7:30 pm

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Concerts, September 30, 2020, 09/30/2020, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (lecture and performance): Mozart (virtual)

Workshop | Sunrise Yoga at the Waterfront (in-person)


Prema yoga class will incorporate many essential components: expect vigorous, clear, instructional Vinyasa, meditation, chanting, and spiritual teachings.  Please bring your own mat. Must wear a face covering at all times and sign a waiver.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 1
8:00 am

Free
Workshops, October 01, 2020, 10/01/2020, Sunrise Yoga at the Waterfront (in-person)

Workshop | Ribbon Dance Class (in-person)


Combine cardio with artistry as you wave long ribbons in the air to create rainbows, waterfalls, dragons and ocean waves. Ribbon Dancing is as visually stunning as it is fun and easy to learn! All ages and skill levels are welcome. A face covering is required. Attendance is capped to allow for safe distancing. Ribbons will be available to borrow, and will be sanitized between classes, but participants can also bring their own ribbons, or wear gloves.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am

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Workshops, October 01, 2020, 10/01/2020, Ribbon Dance Class (in-person)

Concert | Hear Ancient Armenian Woodwind Instrument from "Game of Thrones": Duduk (virtual)


Duduk player Arsen Petrosyan shares his passion for this ancient Armenian woodwind instrument, related to the oboe. Its mystical sound sets an otherworldly tone in film and TV soundtracks including "Gladiator" and "Game of Thrones".
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Oct 1
12:00 pm

Free
Concerts, October 01, 2020, 10/01/2020, Hear Ancient Armenian Woodwind Instrument from "Game of Thrones": Duduk (virtual)

Classical Music | Music of the Salons of 18th Century Paris and London: Piano and Soprano (virtual)


The Raritan Players invite listeners into the salons and drawing rooms of 18th century Paris and London. They present songs and keyboard music by the French composer and salon hostess Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy, whose private concerts attracted listeners and participants such as Benjamin Franklin, Charles Burney, and Luigi Boccherini. They will also explore songs by Ignatius Sancho, a formerly enslaved Black composer of African descent, whose music seems designed to stimulate interracial fellowship, and whose writings later helped ignite the British abolitionist movement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 1
1:15 pm

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Concerts, October 01, 2020, 10/01/2020, Music of the Salons of 18th Century Paris and London: Piano and Soprano (virtual)

Birdwatching | Birding Tour in Midtown (in-person)


Discover the surprising diversity of birds at this park. It is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow! Please wear a mask.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm

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Birdwatchings, October 01, 2020, 10/01/2020, Birding Tour in Midtown (in-person)

Dance Performance | City-Wide Dance: Performances at Parks, Streets, Rooftops (in-person)


NYC professional dancers will take to the parks, windows, streets, and rooftops city-wide to dance, focusing public attention on an industry that remains largely on pause due to COVID. See the dance map at the link below.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Oct 1
5:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, October 01, 2020, 10/01/2020, City-Wide Dance: Performances at Parks, Streets, Rooftops (in-person)

Workshop | Bootcamp Class in a Park (in-person)


Bootcamp-style high intensity interval training. This socially-distanced class will incinerate calories and build strength. Come give your all at this all-level cardio, strength, and plyometric-based workout. Every Thursday, Sept 10-October 22. Bring your own mat. Must sign a waiver. Must wear a face covering at all times.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 1
5:30 pm

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Workshops, October 01, 2020, 10/01/2020, Bootcamp Class in a Park (in-person)

Staged Reading | Don’t Exaggerate (desire and abuse): Drama, Dark and Humorous (virtual)


A political statement in the form of hysteria, by Howard Barker, directed by Richard Romagnoli. Robert Emmet Lunney performs Barker’s scathing and darkly humorous scan of the 20th century in which a WWI soldier returns from the dead. Running time is 40 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 1
7:30 pm

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Staged Readings, October 01, 2020, 10/01/2020, Don&rsquo;t Exaggerate&nbsp;(desire and abuse): Drama, Dark and Humorous (virtual)

Other | Photography Festival: 60 Outdoor Exhibitions City-Wide until Nov 29th (in-person)


This 9th annual photography festival presents 60 outdoors exhibitions across 5 boroughs of NYC, free and accessible to view 24/7. Talks, workshops, and community events will take place online. See the locations of the exhibits and online events schedule at the link below.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Oct 2
12:05 am

Free
Others, October 02, 2020, 10/02/2020, Photography Festival: 60 Outdoor Exhibitions City-Wide until Nov 29th (in-person)

Workshop | Pilates by The Waterfront (in-person)


Enhance your control, stability, coordination, endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. Class takes place every Friday till Oct 2. Please bring your own mat. Must wear a face covering at all times and sign a waiver.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am

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Workshops, October 02, 2020, 10/02/2020, Pilates by The Waterfront (in-person)

Concert | Piano in a Park (in-person)


Piano concert series, showcasing ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists, takes place Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (12:30 to 2:30 PM). Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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Fri, Oct 2
12:30 pm

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Concerts, October 02, 2020, 10/02/2020, Piano in a Park (in-person)

Opera | Met Opera: Mozart's Don Giovanni (virtual)


Mariusz Kwiecien in the title role of the world's most notorious lover leads a starry lineup of refined Mozartians in Michael Grandage's elegant 2011 production. Luca Pisaroni sings Leporello, Giovanni's servant who both admires and hates his master. Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna, Barbara Frittoli as Donna Elvira, and Mojca Erdmann as Zerlina are the trio of women seduced by Giovanni. Ramon Vargas plays Don Ottavio, Anna's fiance, and Joshua Bloom as Masetto and Stefan Kocan as the Commendatore round you the cast. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the orchestra and plays harpsichord continuo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Oct 2
7:30 pm

Free
Concerts, October 02, 2020, 10/02/2020, Met Opera: Mozart's Don Giovanni (virtual)

Fair | Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors (outdoors, in-person)


Search for hidden gems as you browse antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage and collectibles. There is also a selection of food vendors from Smorgasburg. Face covering is required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 3
8:00 am

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Fairs, October 03, 2020, 10/03/2020, Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors (outdoors, in-person)

Fair | Flea Market in Brooklyn: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More (outdoor market)


Shop for vintage clothing, furniture, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, art, handicrafts, and more. Visitors must wear a face covering and maintain social distance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am

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Fairs, October 03, 2020, 10/03/2020, Flea Market in Brooklyn: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More (outdoor market)

Fair | Food Vendors, Craft Shops and Entertainment at The Waterfront (Outdoor Market)


This market offers socially-distanced experience of food, shopping and entertainment every Sat and Sun, 10 am - 5 pm. The market will also host activities like roller disco (with skates available to rent) and live music. Visitors must wear face coverings at all times and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 3
10:00 am

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Fairs, October 03, 2020, 10/03/2020, Food Vendors, Craft Shops and Entertainment at The Waterfront (Outdoor Market)

Other | The New York Chinese Scholar's Garden is Now Open!


The New York Chinese Scholar's Garden is one of two authentic classical outdoor Chinese gardens built in the United States. It is based on Ming Dynasty gardens (1368-1644 AD). All of its architectural components were fabricated in Suzhou, China, including roof and floor tiles, columns and beams, doors and windows, bridges and paving materials. The garden features magnificent rocks resembling mountains that inspired the poetry and paintings of Confucian, Buddhist, and Taoist monks, as well as other scholars. Visitors can explore eight pavilions, a bamboo forest path, waterfalls, a Koi-filled pond, Chinese calligraphy, and a variety of Ghongshi scholar's rocks including a 15-foot formation that towers over the central courtyard. More details at https://snug-harbor.org/botanical-garden/new-york-chinese-scholars-garden/
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Oct 3
10:00 am

$5
Others, October 03, 2020, 10/03/2020, The New York Chinese Scholar's Garden is Now Open!

Museums | Visit Historic 1885 Ship, NYC History Exhibition, and More  (in-person)


Wavertree is a historic iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1885, now the largest wrought iron sailing vessel afloat. Guests will visit the open-air portions of the ship. Gaze up at the towering masts and miles of rigging and down into the vast cargo storage area. Take a peek at the galley and at the crew's quarters, a bunk room where twenty sailors tried to stay warm and dry in the worst weather. Climb up onto the quarterdeck and pose for a photo at the ship's wheel, and enjoy the view as you look out across New York Harbor and see the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Heights. Bowne & Co. will also host printing demonstrations using a variety of presses from the 19th century. Items printed throughout the day will be given away as tangible reminders of the experience. In addition, there will be a exhibition of historic photographs, prints, lithographs, and paintings. Face covering is required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 3
11:00 am

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Museumss, October 03, 2020, 10/03/2020, Visit Historic 1885 Ship, NYC History Exhibition, and More&nbsp; (in-person)

Performance | "Little Bites" of Theater in a Park (in-person)


New Yorkers are able to enjoy 'perfect little bites' of live theater, performed by masked and socially distanced actors in this park. The actors, alone or paired, will be performing both classical monologues and new works. Pieces run between 60 and 90 seconds each, and passers-by are invited to stop and watch one piece or many. They will run continuously between 1 and 4 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Oct 3
1:00 pm

Free
Performances, October 03, 2020, 10/03/2020, "Little Bites" of Theater in a Park (in-person)

Dance Performance | City-Wide Dance: Performances at Parks, Streets, Rooftops (in-person)


NYC professional dancers will take to the parks, windows, streets, and rooftops city-wide to dance, focusing public attention on an industry that remains largely on pause due to COVID. See the dance map at the link below.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Oct 3
5:00 pm

Free
Dance Performances, October 03, 2020, 10/03/2020, City-Wide Dance: Performances at Parks, Streets, Rooftops (in-person)

Dance Performance | Dance Festival Day 1: Tap, Modern, Bellydance, Hip-Hop, Flamenco and More (virtual)


Dance cultures represented include Hula, Tap, Modern, Bellydance, Hip-Hop, Flamenco, West African, Cumbia, Kathak, Street Jazz, Greek, Ballroom, and Chinese. Many of the danceworks premiering have been created, inspired by, or rehearsed virtually in quarantine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 3
6:00 pm

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Dance Performances, October 03, 2020, 10/03/2020, Dance Festival Day 1: Tap, Modern, Bellydance, Hip-Hop, Flamenco and More (virtual)

Opera | Met Opera: Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (virtual)


The Met assembled a vocal dream team for Jonathan Miller's stylish production of the eternal Mozart masterpiece: Renee Fleming as the Countess, Cecilia Bartoli as Susanna, and Bryn Terfel as Figaro. With James Levine--one of the world's great conductors of Mozart--in the pit, Bartoli interpolating two rarely heard alternate arias, and Dwayne Croft as the Count and Susanne Mentzer as Cherubino, this is a performance for the record books.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Oct 3
7:30 pm

Free
Concerts, October 03, 2020, 10/03/2020, Met Opera: Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (virtual)
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