Free NYC Events List (Monday, 10/21/19-Sunday, 10/27/19)

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soundbath mediation
Loved going to soundbath meditation with Luna Maye! She did a free event at Bloomingdale’s and has previously performed at Daybreaker at Burning Man. A ticket to go to Daybreaker is $39.08, and a Burning Man ticket cost $425 and it was great seeing her perform for free!

Free events are abundant in New York. Please see below for a list of selected free events that are occurring Monday, 10/21/19-Sunday, 10/27/19 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, 10/21/19

Free Salary Negotiation Workshop from women.nyc and AAUW (6pm-8pm)

What: Our salary negotiation workshops give you the strategies you need to make the strongest possible case for a new job, a raise, a promotion or better benefits. You’ll leave with a refreshed sense of confidence, killer negotiation skills and a new support network to help ensure you make what you’re worth. You will also have an opportunity to practice your negotiation. Through methods like facilitated discussion and role-playing, you’ll learn:

  • How to identify and articulate your personal value
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

Where: Brooklyn Public Library – Central Branch (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 2/3/4 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn Museum Station
RSVP: Required (link in title

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma At Time Out Market New York! (7pm-9pm)

What:  One night only, a special performance of the hits and Q&A with the cast of Oklahoma! comes to Time Out Market New York Stage (55 Water St., Brooklyn) on October 21st.
Where: Time Out Market New York (55 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY
When: 7pm-9pm
Nearest Train: F/ York St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Fluid Territories: A Proposal by Giuditta Vendrame (7pm-9pm)

What: A/D/O by MINI Researcher-in-Residence Giuditta Vendrame will present her past work along with a new proposal for Cycle 1 of At The Border, a research program at A/D/O. Giuditta sees bodies of water not as topographical dividers but as connectors, viewing them as a different environmental order that is less terracentric, less bounded, and in constant motion. This perspective allows her the opportunity to examine our connection to roots and land, thus reimagining the very concept of citizenship. In addition, Giuditta questions our traditionally held beliefs about fixed territories, belonging, identity, and citizenship, offering a new understanding of life that is always in motion.
Where: A/D/O (29 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 7pm-9pm
Nearest Train: G/ Nassau
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Tuesday, 10/22/19

Bee & Kin’s Digital Detox Panel (6pm-8pm)

What:  Please join us for an evening of discussing, education and enlightenment on the importance of digital detox. Hosted by Tracey Hummel, founder of Bee & Kin. Panelists include Nichole Powell (founder of Kinfield), Larissa May (founder of #HALFTHESTORY), Lindsey Mestelaar (host of We Met At Acme) and Jennifer L. Silvershein (Manhattan Wellness). To RSVP, please email: rsvp@daniellegoodmanpr.com
Where: Misha Nonoo (130 Greene St, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince Street
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 (link in title)

FEED x Bumble Bizz: Women @ Work series (6:30pm-8:30pm)

What: Join FEED, in partnership with Bumble Bizz, for a series of programming for women, by women, centered around career-building, female leadership, and more. In celebration of FEED’s brand new perfect Work Bag, we’re coming together to talk all things women @ work. Plus, there will be shopping (of course), wine from RAMONA, and goodies!
October 22nd – Let’s talk work.
Lauren Bush Lauren interviews Katharine Zaleski, President & Co-Founder of PowerToFly, a recruiting platform specifically for women, to answer all of your most common work questions, from how to ask for a raise to how to get the job to how to be a good mentor.
Where: FEED Shop & Cafe (55 Water St, Brooklyn, NY
When: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: F/ York St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Wednesday, 10/23/19

Bond Basics (3:15pm-4:30pm)

What: Learn about bonds and using SIBL’s print and electronic resources for researching bonds and bond mutual funds.
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: For this evening of “ In Her Shoes”, host Erica Russo, Bloomingdale’s Fashion Director, will guide an inspiring conversation with Stacey Delo, CEO of Apres and Jennifer Gefsky, Co-Founder of Apres. Both, co-authors of YOUR TURN: Careers, Kids and Comebacks—A Working Mother’s Guide about their own experiences as working mothers and owning your spot on the career dial through each new chapter of life. Join us for a fun night out, shopping, light bites, and more!
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)

FEED x Bumble Bizz: Women @ Work series (6:30pm-8:30pm)

What: Join FEED, in partnership with Bumble Bizz, for a series of programming for women, by women, centered around career-building, female leadership, and more. In celebration of FEED’s brand new perfect Work Bag, we’re coming together to talk all things women @ work. Plus, there will be shopping (of course), wine from RAMONA, and goodies!
October 23rd – Women @ Work: Health & Wellness
Female leaders from some of your favorite leaders in the NYC health & wellness space talk career paths, entrepreneurship, the workplace, motherhood and more. In partnership with the Female Founder Collective. Moderated by Amri Kibbler, of HeyMama.
Panelists include Alexandra Bonetti Perez, The Talent Hack & Bari Studio, Nicole Centeno, Splendid Spoon and Lily Kunin, Clean Market.
Where: FEED Shop & Cafe (55 Water St, Brooklyn, NY
When: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: F/ York St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Thursday, 10/24/19

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

FEED x Bumble Bizz: Women @ Work series (6:30pm-8:30pm)

What: Join FEED, in partnership with Bumble Bizz, for a series of programming for women, by women, centered around career-building, female leadership, and more. In celebration of FEED’s brand new perfect Work Bag, we’re coming together to talk all things women @ work. Plus, there will be shopping (of course), wine from RAMONA, and goodies!
October 24th – Women @ Work: Fashion & Retail
Female leaders from some of your favorite leaders in the NYC fashion & retail space talk career paths, entrepreneurship, the workplace, motherhood and more. In partnership with the Female Founder Collective. Moderated by FEED’s founder, Lauren Bush Lauren. Panelists include Lauren Chan, Henning, Bouchra Ezzahraoui, AUrate New York, Reshma Chamberlin, Summersalt, and Denise Lee, Alala.
Where: FEED Shop & Cafe (55 Water St, Brooklyn, NY
When: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: F/ York St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Wellness: Breast Cancer Awareness Panel (6:30pm-9:30pm)

What: Listen to inspirational stories about their journey through breast cancer ask question while building a community. Let’s not forget lite bites and mimosas! Speakers include Trish Gauthier, Danielle Tropsa, Carrie Kreiswirth, and Jillian L. Hanson.
Where: Sweaty Betty (1153 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Nearest Train: 4/5/6/ 86th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Sony Creative Space NYC: B&H Creator Night (7pm-10pm)

What: Join Sony and B&H for an unforgettable night of hands-on learning, fun photoshoots, and exciting prizes. Drinks and apps will be served.
Where: SIR Stage37 (508 W 37th St, New York, NY)
When: 7pm-10pm
Nearest Train: 7/ 34th Street–Hudson Yards 
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Friday, 10/25/19

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)

Sony Creative Space NYC: Be Alpha Night (7pm-10pm)

What: Calling all the makers, doers, and people who dream in color. We’re bringing the photography community together for an exciting opportunity to shoot, learn, and collaborate with other creatives! Get in touch with your inner creative and #BeAlpha.
• Build your portfolio by shooting professional sets and models
• Network with other creators and models in the community
• Test Sony’s industry-leading cameras and lenses
• Get technical support on products from the Sony team
Swag will be available – first-come, first-served!
Where: SIR Stage37 (508 W 37th St, New York, NY)
When: 7pm-10pm
Nearest Train: 7/ 34th Street–Hudson Yards 
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Free Comedy Show – Halloween Weekend Edition with Free Candy (7:30pm-9pm)

What: Comedy Evening is a completely free comedy show in the heart of the West Village featuring comedians who have appeared on Comedy Central, TruTV, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, and more! The show takes place in the downstairs/basement lounge of the venue. Please note that you must be 21+ to attend as the venue is a bar. While there is no cover or item minimum for the show, it is recommended that you get a drink (soda, beer, wine, etc.) or food item to support the bar and help keep the show free.
Where: O.P.P.A. (162 West 4th Street, New York, NY)
When: 7:30pm-9pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/A/C/E W 4th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Saturday, 10/26/19

3rd Annual Kids’ Halloween Parade + Scavenger Hunt (10am-4pm)

What: Halloween activities.
Beyond at Liberty View: 10am – 4pm
850 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11232
*Trick-or-Treat at all the stops at BEYOND
*Live DJ spinning spooky sounds
*Photo booth
*Pumpkin Patch

Industry City: 12pm – 2pm
238 36th Street, Brooklyn NY 11232
*Rock + Roll Playhouse Halloween Edition
*Trick-or-Treat throughout campus
*Arts + Crafts, face painting + more

Join the Halloween Parades:
*11:30am: Beyond to Industry City
*2:30pm: Industry City to Beyond
Where: Beyond at Liberty View – Bed Bath & Beyond (850 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 10am-4pm
Nearest Train: D/N/R 36th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

HALLOWEEN PLAY: NYC Game Expo (12pm-5pm)

What:  Game developers will be showing off their latest games. For developers, this is a great opportunity to show off their games (finished or unfinished) and get direct feedback from players. For everyone else, it’s a unique opportunity to try out the biggest collection of games made in and around NYC all in one place. There will be a costume contest! We encourage everyone to dress (appropriately, no real or fake weapons!) and get into the Halloween spirit.
Where: Microsoft (11 Times Square, New York, NY)
When: 12pm-5pm
Nearest Train: 1/2/3/7/A/C/E/N/Q/R/W/S 42nd St – Times Square
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)

Sunday, 10/27/19

Cardio Class by 305 Fitness @ JackRabbit (9am-10am)

What: Join us at JackRabbit 3rd Ave for a FREE 45-minute cardio dance party brought to you by our friends at 305 Fitness! All participants will receive 15% off their in-store purchase at JackRabbit immediately before or after the event. Some exclusions apply.
Where: JackRabbit (1051 Third Ave, New York, NY)
When: 9am-10am
Nearest Train: F/Q Lexington Ave/63rd St
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)

Yoga + Wellness Popup with Urban Remedy + Manduka Yoga (1pm-3pm)

What:  Join The Healthlete for a *FREE* Yoga + Wellness Popup with Urban Remedy + Manduka Yoga at Energi! Some of what you can expect from our generous sponsors:

  • Yoga mats provided by Manduka Yoga
  • Vegan snacks from Urban Remedy

All levels welcome – all you need to bring is yourself + comfortable clothing!
Where: Energi (815 Broadway, New York, NY)
When: 1pm-3pm
Nearest Train: N/R/W/L/4/5/6 14 Street – Union Square
RSVP: Required (link in title)

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