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Thu, February 16, 2012
Free events, free things to do in New York City, NYC

All events, things to do on Thursday, February 16, 2012 are free unless otherwise noted.
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$6
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required a week in advance
Lecture |
A talk by Andrei P. Tsygankov (San Francisco State University). ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
This Organ Meditations Series features the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Signing |
A daring new departure from the inspired creator of The Vampire Chronicles, Lives of the Mayfair Witches, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screening |
Featuring films by and about Native Americans. At 1pm and 3pm. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
American composer Richard Hundley is best known and loved for his many concert songs, now performed by ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$6
Gallery Talk |
Life is not lived in black and white: reality may have the tinge of dreams and dreams an air of reality. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Other |
Please bring with you your Scrabble set (be sure it has all 100 tiles!), a Scrabble dictionary and, of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; in-person registration required
Lecture |
Charlie Kaufman is said to be an anxious man. Or perhaps that is a confused judgment based on speculation ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screening |
A cinematic musical romp with Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. A short film will precede the feature. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Dance Performance |
Noritoshi Hirakawa creates performances, photography and films that explore the hidden social structures ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Open Mike Reading |
Calling all teen poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars, and activists with something to say. Sign ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5; free for teens
Conference |
5:00-5:15 PM Welcome 5:15-6:45 Panel 1: Pedagogy Chair: Claire Potter (Wesleyan University) Panelists: Steven ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
A beginning level Chess gaming group for all ages. Other games considered as well. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Reading |
Lewin will discuss her new book, which chronicles the extraordinary life story of the dancer Janet Collins ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Reception |
Jose Ma Martinez was born in a fertile village of central Mexico and currently lives in Mexico City. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Reception |
Works by Jose Ramon Ais, Holger Lippmann, Noel Myles, Pep Ventosa, André Wagner, and Carolin Wolf. Oxygen ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
An open-level yoga with a certified instructor! Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Reading |
Karen Gravano, star of the show Mob Wives, will be here to discuss her long-awaited book, Mob Daughter. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Reception |
Marlo Pascual is an American artist living and working in New York. Born in 1972, in Nashville, TN, Pascual ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Reception |
The first solo exhibition at this gallery of Los Angeles-based artist Yuh-Shioh Wong (b. 1977, Taipei, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Opening Reception |
Paintings and collage by Mikko Kallio. Photographs by Jaakko Heikkilä. Hosted by Ambassador Ritva Jolkonnen, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Workshop |
Hands on using wireless laptops. Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2003. Topics include ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required starting 2/9 at 1pm
Book Reading |
For a century Harlem has been celebrated as the capital of black America, a thriving center of cultural ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talk |
With Dan Barasch and James Ramsey. Explore the history, current state, and potential future of the abandoned ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP requested
Workshop |
Commemorate Black History Month by traveling the Underground Railroad through the eyes of artist Algernon ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screening |
Some narratives about our human origins and potential to shape our world leave us with a sense that all ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

No cover, no minimum; reservations required
Discussion |
With Milagros de la Torre (Artist); Oliver Lutz (MIT Visual Arts Program); Siona Wilson (CUNY). Moderated ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP requested
Discussion |
Artist and NEWSgrist blogger Joy Garnett is joined in conversation by curator Christopher Phillips, art ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Concert |
Program: Andreas Hammerschmidt (1611-1675) – Paduan and Gailliard in d minor Dieterich ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$20 suggested donation; $10 seniors/students
Book Reading |
Authors Meredith Maran (A Theory of Small Earthquakes) and Alix Struass (Based Upon Availability) come ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Book Reading |
Robert Leleux, author of the comedic and heartbreaking coming-of-age book The Memoirs of a Beautiful ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Reading |
Critically acclaimed Wayne Koestenbaum, poet and cultural critic extraordinaire, reads from his latest, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Book Reading |
Jo Ann Beard’s novel, "In Zanesville," was published by Little, Brown in 2011. Born in Seoul, South ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Open Mike Reading |
Open Slam and Featured Guest. Sign up 7pm; Show at 7:30pm. Intangible Slam is the newest PSI certified ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5 cover
Performance |
“No Name” producer Eric Vetter calls the Cabaret an opportunity for musical talent to try out new ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

No cover; no minimum
Talk |
Andrea Galvani was born in Italy and lives in Brooklyn. His conceptual research informs his use of photography, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5
Concert |
Audience members are welcome to enter and exit at appropriate moments. Ushers will be available to assist ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Theater |
New York Classical Theatre returns to the World Financial Center with Playing Molière. Using their signature ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Screening |
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jenny Holzer, Kiki Smith, Christy Rupp, and Jack Smith were among the artists who ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested admission
Concert |
Celebrating His 150th Birthday. Featuring Students, Faculty and Friends. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00

Regular: $35
Member: $0.00
Concert |
A stellar musical event. A concert showcasing the artistry of internationally acclaimed performers and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Jazz |
Rotating student jazz combos in an intimate setting. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Theater |
Another of Fugard's remarkable plays that uses politics and racism to examine the human condition. With ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; limited tickets available at box office starting 2/1
Concert |
Program: Arthur Foote “A Night Piece” for Flute and String Quartet Frederic ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$20 suggested donation
Concert |
Nick Rolfe is best described as a hybrid of Jazz, Soul, Rock and Funk. With a sound that pays homage ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performance |
Jeff Cerulli and Adam Glyn’s long running east village stand up comedy show is back and some would ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

No cover
Jazz |
A great way to hear some of the most talented young lions of jazz while enjoying spectacular views of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5 cover, $5 menu, $5 cocktails, draft beer and wine
Complimentary Tickets

to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Dance Performance | Rising dancers and choreographers

Regular: $25; Member: $0.00

Theater | Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $75; Member: $0.00

Performance | Performance art about AIDS in the 1980s

Regular: $40; Member: $0.00

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