Stuff that's fun and/or free in NYC today ...

(Credit: Urbanite)

Noon to 3 p.m. Bravo’s “Top Chef” and NYC & Company present “Taste of the Five Boroughs”; Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall, entrance on 42nd Street.

3:45 p.m. High school students who participated in city environmental and

energy projects display samples of their green design houses, solar ovens and model streets to demonstrate alternative energy and conservation practices; Greenmarket, Union Square

6:30 p.m. Debate on fairness in election coverage; Fordham University,

McNally Auditorium, 140 W. 62nd St.

7 p.m. Closing symposium of the Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts

sponsored by the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, with Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez, Phylicia Rashad, Anna Deavere Smith and others, mode.rated by Leonard Lopate; Cooper Union’s Great Hall, 7 E. Seventh St., Manhattan.

7 p.m. Animal Fair Magazine’s Halloween Pet Costume Party benefiting

the Humane Society of New York, with dogs judged in 10 categories including “most offensive”; judges include Beth Ostrosky and Jeanine Pirro; the Mansion, 530 West 28th Street

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