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October 31, 2020. Free shows, free concerts, free movies, free tours, free readings, worshops, lectures, etc.  are New York's best kept secret! Learn all about it and do not miss the unique opportunities that only New York provides: NYC never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's day or night, weekday or weekend, summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September. If you are looking for inexpensive things to do and where to go in Manhattan today, tonight, tomorrow, or any other time, or any other day of any week - you came to the right place: just click on any day on the calendar dispayed on the every page of our site and you will see how many events you can attend in Manhattan free of charge on that very day.

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 if you looking for something to do in April or November, December or February, you will find tons of free things to do, free events to go to. (In June, July and August lots of those free events take place outdoors, of course).

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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 31, 2020!

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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 31, 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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'New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.' (The New York Times article about Club Free Time).

23 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC) today:
Saturday, October 31, 2020

All events, things to do today, Saturday, October 31, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

Performance | Royal Shakespeare Company Actress in Julius Caesar, Henry IV & The Tempest (virtual)


Recordings of Shakespeare's trilogy: Julius Caesar, Henry IV & The Tempest, starring Broadway and Royal Shakespeare Company actress Harriet Walter. Watch any time during the weekend, Oct 30, 7:30 pm - Nov 1. 11:59 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:01 am
Free
Performances, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Royal Shakespeare Company Actress in Julius Caesar, Henry IV & The Tempest (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
12:05 am
Free
Others, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Photography Festival: 60 Outdoor Exhibitions City-Wide until Nov 29th (in-person)

Other | Art Walk Outdoors: Paintings, Photography, Multimedia, Installations, Sculptures (in-person)


A 1.5 mile, self-guided socially distanced ArtWalk that will feature paintings, drawings, prints, photography, multimedia, large installations and sculptures and will be displayed at more than 65 storefronts, outdoor dining areas, roll down gates, medical offices, and public spaces. Open through November 1.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Others, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Art Walk Outdoors: Paintings, Photography, Multimedia, Installations, Sculptures (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
Free
Fairs, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Flea Market in Brooklyn: Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More (outdoor market)

Fair | Food Vendors, Craft Shops and Entertainment (In-person)


This in-door market offers socially-distanced experience of food, shopping and entertainment every Sat and Sun, 10 am - 6 pm. Visitors must wear face coverings at all times and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Food Vendors, Craft Shops and Entertainment (In-person)

Fair | Vintage Marketplace Outdoors (in-person)


An intimate, outdoor, socially distanced event happening every Saturday and Sunday. Featuring 10 rotating vendors each weekend. Please wear a mask.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
Free
Fairs, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Vintage Marketplace Outdoors (in-person)

Movie in a Park | Coraline (2009): Animated Dark Fantasy-Horror (outdoors, in-person)


An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. Socially distant 'pods' with cabana-style seating. Seats are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Dress warmly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Coraline (2009): Animated Dark Fantasy-Horror (outdoors, 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
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1:00 pm
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Performances, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, "Little Bites" of Theater in a Park (in-person)

Parade | 30th Annual Children's Halloween Parade (virtual)


Join family-friendly Halloween fun with musical performances, a costume contest, a magician, and more. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
Free
Parades, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, 30th Annual Children's Halloween Parade (virtual)

Other | Celebration of Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead (virtual)


Folklorist Cynthia Vidaurri will talk about Day of the Dead. What is Dia de los Muertos? How is it different from Halloween? What is an ofrenda? What is the meaning of the beautiful decorations? You will also learn how to make paper marigolds, which colorful petals play an important role in the celebration. Chef Neftali Duran will take you on his culinary journey through the foods and feasting associated with Dia de los Muertos.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Others, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Celebration of Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead (virtual)

Jazz | Jazz Band in a Park: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More (in-person)


David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band is inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and more. The band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Jazz Band in a Park: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and More (in-person)

Opera | The Halloween Tree: Concert Reading with Chamber Orchestra (virtual)


Led by a mysterious guide, a group of teenagers embark on an unforgettable journey to find their friend Pipkin, who has disappeared on Halloween night. Through their search, the costumed adventurers learn about the cultural and historical traditions that have led to the contemporary celebration of Halloween today. Explore the magical worlds of Ancient Egypt, Medieval France, and the mystical Mexican “Dia de los Muertos” in this enchanting and haunting new opera! Performed by members of MasterVoices and the American Lyric Theater Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Geoffrey McDonald. Followed by a conversation with composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, The Halloween Tree: Concert Reading with Chamber Orchestra (virtual)

Movie in a Park | The Addams Family (1991): The Old-Time Classic (in-person)


Get ready for the most hilarious scarefest of the season! The kooky, spooky and all-together ooky adventures of the Addams Family are sure to have you screaming...with laughter. Socially distant 'pods' with cabana-style seating. Seats are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Dress warmly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Movie in a Parks, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, The Addams Family (1991): The Old-Time Classic (in-person)

Classical Music | Beethoven's Piano Sonatas II: Humor and Passion (virtual)


Pianist Adam Golka presents an 8-concert series surveying Beethoven's complete Piano Sonatas on the occasion of the master's 250th birthday celebration. The concerts offer a comprehensive journey through the composer's most prolific musical form, spanning 27 years of groundbreaking creation and his triumph over hearing loss. The performances will also feature conversations with special guests such as musical legends, visual artists, literary scholars, spiritual teachers, an ear surgeon, and others. Program Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, no. 2 Grande Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7 Sonata/Sonatina No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49, no. 2 Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Beethoven's Piano Sonatas II: Humor and Passion (virtual)

Theater | Eugene O'Neill's A Touch of the Poet: One of His Finest Plays (virtual)


Proud and tempestuous Cornelius Melody (Con) owns a run-down inn and tavern near Boston in 1828. Laden with debt, Con clings to his tenuous identity as a landed gentleman and war hero and chastises his wife and daughter for actions that expose the family's humble Irish origins. When his daughter, Mary, falls in love with a wealthy American guest at their inn, Con's pride drives him to an explosive reckoning with his true place in the New World. Eugene O'Neill completed the play in 1942 but it was not performed until 1958, after his death. It has been produced on Broadway four times. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly With Belle Aykroyd, Ciaran Byrne, Robert Cuccioli, Kate Forbes, Mary McCann, Andy Murray, David O'Hara, Tim Ruddy, David Sitler, and John C. Vennema
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Theaters, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Eugene O'Neill's A Touch of the Poet: One of His Finest Plays (virtual)

Performance | Halloween Costume Ball With Cabaret Theater (virtual)


4PM - 6PM: Young Audiences 6PM - Midnight: General Audiences Celebrate Halloween virtually! Hours of performances of edgy, sexy, funny, cabaret works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Performances, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Halloween Costume Ball With Cabaret Theater (virtual)

Dance Performance | Member of Martha Graham Dance Company Live on Stage (live-streamed, virtual)


Choreographer Molissa Fenley's celebrated solo work State of Darkness, performed by Lloyd Knight of Martha Graham Dance Company. Originally commissioned by the American Dance Festival in 1988, the work challenges Stravinsky's cacophonous "Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring) with an intense 35-minute solo performance of relentless fervency, technical precision, and fearless abandon. Adapting her creative process to our emergent world of social distance, Fenley restaged her solo individually with seven acclaimed dancers whose performances will be live-streamed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Dance Performances, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Member of Martha Graham Dance Company Live on Stage (live-streamed, virtual)

Theater | Punchline Loading: Sketch Comedy Show (virtual)


"Punchling Loading... is getting spooky! We know there isn't anything scarier than the state of the world right now, but dangit, we're gonna try! Join us for some creepy, crawly sketches to help fill the hole in your heart where IRL Halloween once was."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
$12
Theaters, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Punchline Loading: Sketch Comedy Show (virtual)

Movie in a Park | Bride of Frankenstein (1935): Classic Horror film (in-person)


Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate. Socially distant 'pods' with cabana-style seating. Seats are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Dress warmly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Movie in a Parks, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Bride of Frankenstein (1935): Classic Horror film (in-person)

Comedy Club | Stand Up Comedy in Times Square (outdoors, in-person)


Come and enjoy fun evening with various comics in Times Square. For ages 13+. A purchase of 1 drink per person required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Stand Up Comedy in Times Square (outdoors, in-person)

Dance Performance | American Ballet Theatre Dancer Live on Stage (live-streamed, virtual)


Choreographer Molissa Fenley's celebrated solo work State of Darkness, performed by Cassandra Trenary of American Ballet Theatre. Originally commissioned by the American Dance Festival in 1988, the work challenges Stravinsky's cacophonous "Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring) with an intense 35-minute solo performance of relentless fervency, technical precision, and fearless abandon. Adapting her creative process to our emergent world of social distance, Fenley restaged her solo individually with seven acclaimed dancers whose performances will be live-streamed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
$13
Dance Performances, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, American Ballet Theatre Dancer Live on Stage (live-streamed, virtual)

Theater | Eugene O'Neill's A Touch of the Poet: One of His Finest Plays (virtual)


Proud and tempestuous Cornelius Melody (Con) owns a run-down inn and tavern near Boston in 1828. Laden with debt, Con clings to his tenuous identity as a landed gentleman and war hero and chastises his wife and daughter for actions that expose the family's humble Irish origins. When his daughter, Mary, falls in love with a wealthy American guest at their inn, Con's pride drives him to an explosive reckoning with his true place in the New World. Eugene O'Neill completed the play in 1942 but it was not performed until 1958, after his death. It has been produced on Broadway four times. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly With Belle Aykroyd, Ciaran Byrne, Robert Cuccioli, Kate Forbes, Mary McCann, Andy Murray, David O'Hara, Tim Ruddy, David Sitler, and John C. Vennema
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Theaters, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, Eugene O'Neill's A Touch of the Poet: One of His Finest Plays (virtual)

Dance Performance | New York City Ballet: New Work Thank You, New York (virtual)


Premiere of Thank You, New York. Music: "Thank You, New York" by Chris Thile Choreography: Justin Peck New York City Ballet dancers: Christopher Grant, Sara Mearns, Georgina Pazcoguin, Taylor Stanley
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, October 31, 2020, 10/31/2020, New York City Ballet: New Work Thank You, New York (virtual)
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