Free NYC Events List (Monday, 9/30/19-Sunday, 10/6/19)

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The Bobbi Brown panel had great tips about self care, free dinner, free makeup application, free massages/stretching, and gift bags.

Free events are abundant in New York. Please see below for a list of selected free events that are occurring Monday, 9/30/19-Sunday, 10/6/19 in NYC. 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.

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, 9/30/19

FREE ZUMBA at Hunter’s Point Parks Conservancy (6pm-7pm)

What:  Sophie Walters Fitness and Hunter’s Point Parks Conservancy are excited to partner again this Summer and bring FREE Zumba classes to Long Island City! This event repeats every week on Monday between 9/16/2019 and 9/30/2019.
Where: Hunter’s Point South Park , LIC Landing Events Space (Center Blvd, Long Island City, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 7/Vernon Blvd – Jackson Av
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Fitness Boot Camp! (6:30pm-7:30pm)

What: Ruel Davis returns to Hudson Yards for a new season of boot camp! This event repeats every week on Monday between 5/13/2019 and 9/30/2019.
Where: Bella Abzug Park, Hudson Park Fountains (Between West 34th and West 35th Streets and 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue)
When: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: 7/ 34th Street–Hudson Yards 
RSVP: Walk in

How to Build a Meaningful Brand, with Pattern Brands (7pm-9pm)

What: Camille Baldwin—the former Director of Brand Development at creative agency, Gin Lane—has created some of the most reputable, impactful brands in recent history. Now, she embarks on building her own through Pattern Brands, and will share what she’s learned to help you build yours. Fruity snacks and (zero-sugar) drinks provided by RIND and Swoon, respectively.This is a Pop Up Grocer event.
Where: (208 Bowery, New York, NY)
When: 7pm-9pm
Nearest Train: J/Z Bowery
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Tuesday, 10/1/19

theGIRLMOB and Twitter: They Mean Business (5:30pm-8:30pm)

What:   theGIRLMOB and Twitter are teaming up for Hispanic Heritage Month! They Mean Business is part speed-networking, part community-building, and 100% celebration of Latinx businesses & their entrepreneurial spirit. Bring a notebook, business cards and your warmest smile!
Where: Twitter (249 W 17th St, New York, NY)
When: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: 1/18th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

NYC Book Launch: The Dogs of Cuba & The Cats of Cuba (6pm-8pm)

What:  Celebrate the release of Emmy Park’s two documentary photography books “THE DOGS OF CUBA” & “THE CATS OF CUBA” by Schiffer Publishing, sponsored by Polkadog and Poldo Dog Couture. There will be a limited number of signed books available for sale with a percentage of profits going to Pupstarz Rescue, raffle prizes with all profits going to animals rescues in Cuba (CEDA), beer provided by Kirin Ichiban for the human guests and dog treats provided by Polkadog.
Where: SHOWFIELDS (11 Bond St, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/6 Broadway – Lafayette
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Yoga in the Park (7pm-8pm)

What:  Join us for free yoga in the park every Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. to p.m. Please bring your own mat.Weather permitting.
Classes are taught by Joy Chen of Cosmic Fit Club. Please register in advance at this link! This event repeats every week on Tuesday between 9/17/2019 and 10/1/2019.
Where: Hunter’s Point South Park (Center Blvd, Long Island City, NY)
When: 7pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 7/Vernon Blvd – Jackson Av
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Small Girls PR x Mejuri x NYCxClothes: Transparency in the Digital Age (7pm-8:45pm)

What: Join us in conversation as we dive into the challenges of maintaining privacy while living a public life and learn about best practices to protect our mental health. Panelists include:
1) Liz Beecroft, Psychotherapist and mental health advocate (https://www.instagram.com/lizbcroft/)
2)Larissa May, Founder of #HALFTHESTORY, a non-profit on a mission to combat the negative effects of social media on mental health (https://www.instagram.com/halfthestory/)
3)Ty Lauren, Influencer
(https://www.instagram.com/tylauren/)
4) Keiko Lynn, Influencer
(https://www.instagram.com/keikolynn/)
Where: Mejuri Showroom (43 Spring Street New York, NY)
When: 7pm-8:45pm
Nearest Train: 6/ Spring St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Wednesday, 10/2/19

WINTER LAUNCH HEALTH PANEL WITH EMILY KAMMEYER! (6pm-8pm)

What: Wellness Panel With Emily Kammeyer (Blogger), Remy Park (Veggiekins Blog), Kristin Weitzel (Founder, Warrior Woman Mod), And Monique Berarducci (Fitness Coach).
Where: Kendra Scott (126 Spring St, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 6/ Spring St
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

Brooklyn Freelancers Union SPARK: Maximize Your Time (6:30pm-8:30pm)

What: Monthly on the first Wednesday of each month the Freelancers Union hosts meetups for freelancers by freelancers. Please bring your expertise, questions, and elevator pitches to the table to workshop and discuss. This workshop’s topic will be about maximizing time. This month, we’ll cover:
-Workshopping how to set schedules that balance work, business building and time off
-Identifying your type of productivity and what that means for your ideal work environment
-Tips and tools for taking your schedule to the next level
Where: Freelancers Union Hub/Made in New York Media Center (30 John St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: F/ York Street
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Timberland + Creative & Cultivate: Nature Needs Heroes: A Conversation on Sustainability (6:30pm-9pm)

What: Join Timberland + Creative & Cultivate for a conversation on how to live your every day life more sustainably. Panelists include, Carly Johnson (Create & Cultivate), Lauren Singer (Package Free & Trash is for Tossers), Deb Shepherd (Clothed in Abundance), Erin Boyle (Reading my Tea Leaves Blog), and Aditi Mayer (Adimay.com).
Where: Timberland Flagship Store (511 5th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-9pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M 42nd St – Bryant Park
RSVP: Required (link in title)/ RSVP does not guarantee admission, so please arrive early.

Thursday, 10/3/19

Propelify Innovation Festival Free Comp Ticket With Promo code: NJTCPROPELS, While Supplies Last (9am-8pm)

What: If you’re in the innovation community in the northeast you belong here. Learn from amazing speakers, connect with startups and investors, hire and be hired. Plus virtual reality, drones, music, and a startup competition. And lots more.
Where: Pier A Park (100 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, NJ)
When: 9am-8pm
Nearest Train: Hoboken PATH (SingleRide Ticket $2.75 each way)
RSVP: Required (link in title), Free w/ promo code NJTCPROPELS

Breaking Down Taboos With Lauren Zander & Miki Agrawal (6pm)

What: Join awesomely unabashed, Miki Agrawal, Founder of THINX & TUSHY, and author of Disrupt-Her & Do Cool Sh*t and Lauren Zander, Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group, creator of Inner.U, and master life coach for a live event about fantastically taboo subjects: transparency, truth-telling, and the tests that teach us.
Where: NeueHouse (110 E 25th St, New York, NY)
When: 6pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 23rd Street
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Discovering Clean Beauty (6:30pm-8pm)

What:  Learn from aesthetician Theresa Naman — founder of Botanic Skincare facial boutique, Tarrytown NY — the marketing of product advertising and understand the difference between “all natural” and “organic.” Understand what it means when a product is free of parabens, sulfates, silicones, phthalates or palm oil and why you don’t want them on your skin.
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)

Valued Voices: Navigating Privilege,Identity & the Ethics of Travel (6:30pm-9pm)

What:  We want to invite the community of travelers and future travelers to come together for a critical and insightful discussion on navigating privilege, identity, and the ethics of travel. There will be a presentations by Tori Elliot and Dr. Anu Taranath followed by a panel discussion with panelist Dr. Anu Taranath, Houreidja Tall, and Tori Elliott.
Where: Hostelling International (891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-9pm
Nearest Train: 1/103rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

I Am Series Artists Workshop: Environmental Justice (6:30pm-9pm)

What:  Join the upcoming “I AM” Series Artist Workshop on Thursday, October 3rd, where artists will showcase their work and participate in lively conversation around the theme of environmental justice. Featured art may include spoken word, dance, music, film, and visual arts.
FREE WITH RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/CALA-IAm2019
Guest Artists and Contributors:
– Amelia Foster & Jerone Hsu “Reef Wake”
– Chantal Calato “Unseen”
– Isabel Varela “Clothes Minded”
– Lisa Russell “Mother’s Cry”
– Maira Duarte “Dance to the People”
– Michelle Jackson “Seeds to Soil”
– Russ Ronat “Project Holocene”
– Mechthild Schmidt-Feist “L.E.S.S”
Where: Woolworth Building, 4th Floor PA, Room 14 (15 Barclay St, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-9pm
Nearest Train: 2/3 Park Place
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Friday, 10/4/19

Searching Bloomberg (limited to first 5) (11:15am-12:30pm)

What: Hands-on class demonstration for the Bloomberg menu driven system. Learn search methods for information on companies, how to retrieve market and economic data on Bloomberg and how to find securities that match investors’ criteria.
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3(188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 11:15am-12:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

Timberland Nature Needs Heroes Tour (10am-7pm)

What:  “Leave Your Mark at Timberland’s Nature Needs Heroes Bootprint
-Pledge to live a greener life for chances to win Timberland boots
-Workshop with our Timberland Heroes to ignite your inner hero
-Check out the newest Timberland fall collection
-Give back to your community with on-site greening
Special guests, giant boot, Timberland swag, and other surprises make this a larger than life event.
Where: Flatiron Plaza (23rd between 5th and Broadway
When: 10am-7pm
Nearest Train: W/R 23rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Skate Night on the Upper East Side! (4pm-5pm, 5:30pm-7pm)

What:  Join NYC Parks and Council Member Ben Kallos for a fun skate night at the park. Dance and enjoy an outdoor roller skating night with a live DJ, jumbo games and much more!
Family Session: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Adult Session: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Skates will be provided but are limited. Feel free to bring your own skates. Socks are required for all skaters. Reservations are valid for one session only, any duplicates will be eliminated.
Where: Stanley Isaacs Playground (95-95 FDR Dr New York, NY
When: 4pm-5pm, 5:30pm-7pm
Nearest Train: Q /96 St & 2 Avenue
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Saturday, 10/5/19

SHAPE Women Run the World Live + @Home Free Comp Ticket With Promo code: MOVEMEANT , While Supplies Last (9am-5pm)

What: Full-day event will include panels, workshops, self-care sessions, lunch, networking and more! Meditation, breathing and movement workshops open to the first 120 sign-ups.
Where: Meredith Corp./SHAPE Offices in Brookfield Place (225 Liberty St, New York, NY)
When: 9am-5pm
Nearest Train: A/C/J/Z/2/3/4/5 / Fulton St 
RSVP: Required (link in title), Free w/ promo code MOVEMEANT

People en Español presenta FESTIVAL NYC! (9:30am-5:30pm)

What: People en Español’s Festival celebrating Hispanic Heritage on October 5 and 6 (from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm both days) at the Armory Track in Washington Heights! Come with your whole family to share with stars like William Levy, Francisca Lachapel, Ivy Queen, Carmen Villalobos, Jhay Cortez, Melii, Selenis Leyva, Mau and Ricky among others during two unforgettable days of music, dance, panels, autographs, activities for The whole family and much more.
Where: The Armory (216 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY)
When: 9:30am-5:30pm
Nearest Train: A/C 168th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Harlem Harvest Festival 2019 (11am-4pm)

What: Experience locally made products, children’s activities, a farmer’s market, the Harvest Bake-Off, and live performances all day long. Learn why Harlem is NYC’s favorite neighborhood to EAT, SHOP, PLAY! Learn more at HarlemHarvestFestival.com
Where: (St Nicholas Ave & W 117th St)
When: 11am-4pm
Nearest Train: B/C 116th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Sunday, 10/6/19

People en Español presenta FESTIVAL NYC! (9:30am-5:30pm)

What: People en Español’s Festival celebrating Hispanic Heritage on October 5 and 6 (from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm both days) at the Armory Track in Washington Heights! Come with your whole family to share with stars like William Levy, Francisca Lachapel, Ivy Queen, Carmen Villalobos, Jhay Cortez, Melii, Selenis Leyva, Mau and Ricky among others during two unforgettable days of music, dance, panels, autographs, activities for The whole family and much more.
Where: The Armory (216 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY)
When: 9:30am-5:30pm
Nearest Train: A/C 168th 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 events 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)

17th Annual My Dog Loves Central Park Fair (12pm-3pm)

What: Join us for an afternoon of contests, training tips, games, and much more. Open to all ages. The Fair is an on-leash event.
Main Stage Schedule
12:00 pm – Event Welcome
12:30 pm – Dog Training Workshop: Leash Walk
1:00 pm   – Game on Stage: Tricks for Treats
1:30 pm   – Dog Training Workshop: Recall
2:00 pm   – Game on Stage: Dancing with your Dog
2:30 pm   – Dog Training Workshop: Leash Walk-Heal
Where: Central Park, Naumburg Bandshell (Terrace Dr. Near, W 72nd St, New York, NY)
When: 12pm-3pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 68th St
RSVP: Walk in

Clothing & Costume Swap (2pm-6pm)

What: Clothing swap. Bring old clothes to donate and take home “new to you” clothes home. Join Lucky and Dream Baby for an all day clothing and costume swap! Wander from one bar to the other, enjoy a few adult beverages and get yourself some brand new-to-you stuff!
Where: Lucky (168 Avenue B, New York, NY)
When: 2pm-6pm
Nearest Train: L/1 Avenue
RSVP: Walk in

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