Free NYC Events List (Monday, 10/14/19-Sunday, 10/20/19)

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Did you miss the ‘Friends’Pop Up? Luckily, the Taglialatella Galleries also has the couch, and images from the Friends’ set. There was no wait to enter and unlike the Friends Pop-Up this was free, and not $30 for admission.

Free events are abundant in New York. Please see below for a list of selected free events that are occurring Monday, 10/14/19-Sunday, 10/20/19 in NYC. If you are looking for upcoming free NYC events in October 2019, please be sure to bookmark/pin my “Free NYC Events List October 2019” article, and to check periodically for updates.

Please note, times and things may change, so it is best to contact the event organizer for the latest updates. The event organizer can be found in the link in the title. Events may also fill up to capacity. In addition, promo codes may run out or expire, so please utilize while supplies last.

Pop-ups may occur in multiple dates, and to avoid repetition only a few dates were selected for this post.

For a list of standard free events, such as landmarks and museums please go here for a weekend guide. For a list of my 5 main resources for finding free events please go here.

Monday, 10/14/19

Free Public Kayaking at Pier 26 (9am-4:30pm)

What:  Kayak with the Downtown Boathouse weekends and holidays from May 18, 2019 – October 14, 2019. Please note, this is weather permitting.
Where: Pier 26 at Hudson River Park (Hudson River Greenway, New York, NY)
When: 9am-4:30pm
Nearest Train: 1/2/3 Chambers St
RSVP: Walk in

THE ART OF FRIENDS: BURTON MORRIS (10am-6pm)

What: Taglialatella Galleriesis pleased to present The Art of Friends, an exhibition by Burton Morris in association with Warner Bros Inc., paying tribute to the artist’s creative contributions to the television show that became a pop culture phenomenon. This exhibit features the iconic couch from the Central Perk set, and many of the readily familiar images hung on the Friends’ set along with new works inspired by the show itself.  This events repeats everyday Thursday, September 19, 2016 – Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
Where: Taglialatella Galleries (229 10th Ave New York, NY)
When: 10am-6pm
Nearest Train: C/E 23rd St
RSVP: Walk in

How to Get What You Want: A manifesting protocol by Thomas M. Jones (6pm-8pm)

What:  Join Thomas as he uses personal stories and meditation techniques to identify key questions for growth, understanding of one’s own burning desires, and working with accountability partners. Followed by a Happiness Workout with Poppy Jamie of Happy Not Perfect with light bites and juice.
Where: Saks Fifth Avenue (611 5th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: : B/D/F/M 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center Station
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Tuesday, 10/15/19

THE ART OF FRIENDS: BURTON MORRIS (10am-6pm)

What: Taglialatella Galleries is pleased to present The Art of Friends, an exhibition by Burton Morris in association with Warner Bros Inc., paying tribute to the artist’s creative contributions to the television show that became a pop culture phenomenon. This exhibit features the iconic couch from the Central Perk set, and many of the readily familiar images hung on the Friends’ set along with new works inspired by the show itself.  This events repeats everyday Thursday, September 19, 2016 – Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
Where: Taglialatella Galleries (229 10th Ave New York, NY)
When: 10am-6pm
Nearest Train: C/E 23rd St
RSVP: Walk in

Starting Out: Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds (6pm-7:30pm)

What: Stephen Poppel, PhD., CFA provides guidance on the different kinds of financial investments  that are available for beginners and helps you understand which ones are right for you. There are so many choices: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, 401(k)s, IRAs, ETFs… (The list goes on.)
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018 (188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

We All Thrive – Panel Discussion with Breast Cancer Research Foundation (6pm-8pm)

What:  Attend our panel discussion with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, hosted by Michelle James – one of the four thrivers –and Danielle M. Brown, hosts of the podcast Cocktails & Cancer with MJ and Dani. Enjoy light refreshments and beverages throughout the evening; pamper yourself at Estée Lauder with a custom lip spa treatment or take a moment and stop by the engraving station. Immediately following the discussion, experience our Pink Shop where all products benefit breast cancer charities.
Where: Macy’s, 4th Floor, Womens Dept. (151 West 34th Street, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 1/2/3 34th St – Penn Station
RSVP: Required (link in title

Jackrabbit FREE Weekly Runs (6:30pm-8pm)

What:  Join us every Tuesday evening throughout the year for our Free Jackrabbit Runs paced by local legand, Brandon Wei! The runs are usually casual, easy going 3-4miles from our Union Square location and back. We have water (sometimes hydration samples!), lockers and changing rooms! This event repeats each Tuesday October 15, 2019 – December 17, 2019.
Where: JackRabbit – Union Square (42 W 14th St New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8pm
Nearest Train: N/R/W/L/4/5/6 14 Street – Union Square
RSVP: Required

Wednesday, 10/16/19

Yoga-tta Relax: Midterms Yoga for Students (4:30pm-6pm)

What:  De-stress from exams with restorative yoga led by Kate Diaz! Join us for a free yoga class (with some surprises), and sample some small-batch CBD products by Kiskanu.
Where: (815 Broadway, New York, NY)
When: 4:30pm-6pm
Nearest Train: N/R/W/L/4/5/6 14 Street – Union Square
RSVP: Required

The Art of the Radiant Woman: The Energetics of Radiance (6pm-8pm)

What:  Join Desirée Pais, founder of the Benshen Course and The Art of the Radiant Woman for a workshop on the secret teachings of Power, Beauty, and Radiance. Included a talk + meditations from the Kundalini Yoga women’s teachings for Radiance. After all, a woman in her power is the most magnetic thing on the planet.
Followed by a Happiness Workout with Poppy Jamie of Happy Not Perfect with light bites and juice.
Where: Saks Fifth Avenue (611 5th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: : B/D/F/M 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center Station
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow (6:30pm-7:30pm)

What:  Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors. Please bring a mat. This event repeats every week on Thursday between 5/23/2019 and 10/31/2019.
Where: Riverside Park South, Lawn at 74th Street (Riverside Blvd, New York)
When: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: 1/2/3 72nd St
RSVP: Walk-in

Gal Meets Glam X Margaux (6:30pm-7:30pm)

What: Chat style and shop with Gal Meets Glam founder Julia Engel. Discover the limited edition #GMGxMargaux collaboration.
Where: Margaux (387 Bleecker St, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: 1/ Christopher St
RSVP: Walk-in

Jane Penty Book Launch Party + Panel (6:30pm-8:30pm)

What: Celebrate the US launch of Jane Penty’s new book, Product Design & Sustainability: Strategies, Tools and Practiceforthcoming from Routledge! Penty will be joined by Erica Rosen, VP Marketing & Ryan Gist, Engineering Director at Biolite; Jane Abernethy, Chief Sustainability Officer at Humanscale; and Tom Chan, co-founder of Unocup to share their achievements and discuss how they approach the very real challenges of designing more sustainable products.
Where: Products of Design, 7th Floor (36 W 21st St, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: F/M 23rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Thursday, 10/17/19

Protecting Your Privacy & Security (3:15pm-4:30pm)

What:  Class will be about best practices of keeping your information safe online and your computer virus free. 
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3(188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 3:15pm-4:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

IN HER SHOES PANEL (6pm-8pm)

What: Join us to hear Erica Russo, Sophia Webster, Marion Parke, and Tabitha Simmons speak about business, all things fashion and how to stylishly go from day to night!
Where: Bloomingdale’s, Floor 5 (1000 3rd Avenue, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: N/R/W/4/5/6 59th – Lexington
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Money-Saving Tips for Shopping Organic (6:30pm-8pm)

What:  Shopping healthy can get expensive. Learn a ton of ticks to make the most of your grocery shopping and your budget while getting the best and freshest of what’s available. Get tips on how to search for organic restaurants and what to pack with you when you travel.
Where: Legion of Good Will (LGW), 6th Floor (55 W 45th St, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8pm
Nearest Train: : B/D/F/M 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center Station
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend Keynote: Hip Hop Film Festival CEO, CR Capers (7:30pm-9pm)

What: CR (Chief Rocka) Capers, Founder & CEO of the Hip Hop Film Festival kicks off BRIC’s 4th Annual Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend. She will be giving the keynote address to kick off Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend on Thu, Oct 17, 7PM.
Where: BRIC House (647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 7:30pm-9pm
Nearest Train: : 2/3/4/5 Nevins Street
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Friday, 10/18/19

AVEENO® Autumn OatPost (10am-7pm)

What: The shack will treat visitors to complimentary samples of the Aveeno® Oat Masks with superseed extracts as well as offer discounts for Aveeno® Oat Mask purchases on CVS.com. This event repeats everyday Friday, October 18, 2019 – Thursday, October 31, 2019.
Where: (575 Broadway New York, NY)
When: 10am-7pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince Street
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Free Facial Massage & Beauty Tea with a HOLISTIC SKIN THERAPIST NYC (3pm-6pm)

What: A Holistic Skin Therapist and the official Province Apothecary Brand Ambassador will consult each visitor and use a special technique depending on your skin needs to give you a free facial massage that promotes skin glow, plumpness, and get your skin ready for the weekend!
Where: Briseis Beauty (298 Mulberry St New York, NY)
When: 3pm-6pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/6 Broadway – Lafayette
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Strictly Tango at Chelsea Recreation Center (7pm-8:30pm)

What: Join NYC Parks in a series of free dance classes. Every Friday from October 4 to October 18, 2019, put on your dancing shoes and learn with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School, directed by Sergio Segura for free. They bring you “the authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner, your friends or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner!
Where: Chelsea Recreation Center (430 W 25th St, New York, NY)
When: 7pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: C/E 23rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Saturday, 10/19/19

AVEENO® Autumn OatPost (10am-7pm)

What: The shack will treat visitors to complimentary samples of the Aveeno® Oat Masks with superseed extracts as well as offer discounts for Aveeno® Oat Mask purchases on CVS.com. This event repeats everyday Friday, October 18, 2019 – Thursday, October 31, 2019.
Where: (575 Broadway New York, NY)
When: 10am-7pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince Street
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Design Fest (11am-4pm)

What: Cooper Hewitt kicks off National Design Week with a day of hands-on activities led by National Design Award winners and guest designers. Audiences of all ages are invited to play designer and tackle design challenges in workshops, learn new design skills, and explore the museum.
7:30-8pm, Jess will be answering all of your toughest curly questions and you won’t want to miss it!
Where: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (2 E 91st St, New York, NY)
When: 11am-4pm
Nearest Train: 4/5/6/ 86th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Well Travelled Walking Tour: Soho (2:30pm-4pm)

What: Herschel Supply is excited to host a free walking tour made for explorers, design-lovers, visitors and locals alike. This event repeats every Saturday October 19, 2019 – December 28, 2019.
Tours to include:
-Free Herschel Supply Tote
-Gifts from Design Within Reach
Where: Herschel Supply: The Soho Pop-Up (462 Broadway New York, NY)
When: 2:30pm-4pm
Nearest Train: N/Q/R/W/6 Canal St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Habitat: Home NYC (Manhattan) (6pm-9pm)

What:”Habitat: Home” is a nationwide community-building project powered by art. Join us Oct 19 & 20 for New York City performances of multidisciplinary art exploring the many meanings of ‘home’! Bringing performers and audiences together across boroughs, these programs intermingle music, poetry, theater, video, and/or dance in diverse styles unique to local artists. Our collaborative approach will present a vibrant and varied program that celebrates underrepresented voices and connects people through shared expression.
Where: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church (225 W 99th St, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-9pm
Nearest Train: 1/2/3 96th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Sunday, 10/20/19

AVEENO® Autumn OatPost (10am-7pm)

What: The shack will treat visitors to complimentary samples of the Aveeno® Oat Masks with superseed extracts as well as offer discounts for Aveeno® Oat Mask purchases on CVS.com. This event repeats everyday Friday, October 18, 2019 – Thursday, October 31, 2019.
Where: (575 Broadway New York, NY)
When: 10am-7pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince Street
RSVP: Required (link in title)

lululemon x Merge New York Sweaty Sundays (10am-1pm)

What: For the month of October Lululemon is partnering with Merge New York. Jessica Rabanzo-Flores will lead a featured Merge New York strength training workout class combining dance technique, plyometrics and cardio exercises in a circuit style format. Bring your own towel. This event repeats on 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, and 10/27.
Where: Lululemon (1127 Third Ave, New York, NY)
When: 10am-1pm
Nearest Train: F/Q Lexington Ave-63rd
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Fiction Writing with Seth Fried (6pm-7pm)

What: Free introductory Fiction Writing class with Gotham Writers. Our wonderful instructor Seth Fried, author of The Municipalists, will teach from 6-7 PM. Gotham provides notebooks and pens, so just bring your creativity!
Where: Shakespeare & Co (2020 Broadway, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-7pm
Nearest Train: 1/2/3 72nd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Habitat: Home NYC (Brooklyn) (6pm-9pm)

What:”Habitat: Home” is a nationwide community-building project powered by art. Join us Oct 19 & 20 for New York City performances of multidisciplinary art exploring the many meanings of ‘home’! Bringing performers and audiences together across boroughs, these programs intermingle music, poetry, theater, video, and/or dance in diverse styles unique to local artists. Our collaborative approach will present a vibrant and varied program that celebrates underrepresented voices and connects people through shared expression.
Where: The First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn (124 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 6pm-9pm
Nearest Train: 2/3 Clark St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

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