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Thu, February 2, 2017
27 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on February 2, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
Free
Tours, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
Other |
It's Tax season again! The library is once again offering free tax aide and preparation courtesy of the AARP organization. Returns are prepared by AARP volunteers certified by the IRS. Most returns are filed electronically (e-filed) at no cost to you. Bring all your documents.Takes place February 2 through April 13, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
Free
Others, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Free AARP Tax Aid and Preparation
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Concert |
Top auditioned singers from across the Australian continent perform vibrant and energetic Australian music, led by conductors Paul Holley and Carl Crossin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Celebrate Australia Day with the Gondwana Chorale
Tour |
Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public. Join this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly. Tour takes place every Thursday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Subway Art Tour
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments. This tour takes place Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2pm, and Saturdays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Harlem Tour
Film |
Stars: Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Leslie Howard A young woman falls in love with a man whose father killed the bride of her uncle who forbids their love.98 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Sidney Franklin's Oscar Nominee Smilin' Through (1932): Family Entanglements
Film |
Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton.Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption. 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Paul Haggis' Crash (2004): Won 3 Oscars
Discussion |
Dean Bobbie Berkowitz moderates a discussion on the potential implications of the 2016 election on U.S. healthcare policy. Panelists include: Dean Glenn Hubbard of the Business School, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive Wilhelmina Manzano of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Senior Advisor at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center Ellen-Marie Whelan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Discussions, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Cost and Quality in Healthcare: Experts Assess Today's Trends
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Ben Fountain.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:15 pm
Free
Book Discussions, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Muhlenberg Book Discussion Group: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Opening Reception |
Nothing and Everything is an exhibition dedicated to the synergistic relationship that existed between visual artists and composers living in New York City during the years following World War II. Curated by Douglas Dreishpoon, Chief Curator Emeritus at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the exhibition features works by Louise Bourgeois, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Joan Mitchell, and David Smith – mavericks who pushed the boundaries of their respective mediums to new realms of abstraction. Part of a larger coterie of creative individuals who shared a common ethos, these artists naturally sought each other out, socializing, exhibiting, and supporting each others' ideas. Paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings will be contextualized by a selection of musical scores and ephemera.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Nothing and Everything: Seven Artists, 1947–1962
Book Reading |
Feminist scholar and historian Christina Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the “orthography of the wake.” Reminding us that a “wake” can be a path behind a ship, a custom to watch over the dead, or a coming to consciousness, Sharpe illustrates how Black lives continue to be swept up and animated by the afterlives of slavery. She shows us what survives despite such insistent violence and negation, and invites us to appreciate how artistic production, resistance, and consciousness enable life in a diaspora. “In the Wake” looks back in order to offer a way forward. A panel of scholars will join Professor Sharpe to discuss her work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Christina Sharpe discusses her book In the Wake: On Blackness and Being
Film |
Stars: Madonna, Jonathan Pryce, Antonio Banderas.The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina. 135 minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Alan Parker's Evita (1996): Oscar-Winning Music
Book Discussion |
In an interview with the Paris Review, Elena Ferrante stated, “The text contains more than we imagine.”  This seminar engages with the internationally renowned Neapolitan Quartet as it follows two women who live through tumultuous social, cultural and political times. There is much to be explored and discussed as the novels are intelligent and psychological, tender and fierce, brutal and nuanced. You will explore the Quartet’s mythic qualities, created in the landscape of Naples and revealed through the details of history and the mutable facets of friendship.This is the first of a five-session course. The Professor: Susan Barile is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the English Department of Hunter College, where she has taught American literature for eight years.  She received her Ph.D. from The Graduate Center and is presently editing the letters of Edith Wharton and art historian Bernard Berenson.   She is also the author of The Bookworm’s Big Apple: A Guide to the Booksellers of Manhattan.Please read My Brilliant Friend before you come to the session.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, The Neapolitan Novels of Elena Ferrante
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Graham Greene.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Book Discussion: Brighton Rock
Dance Performance |
In tandem with Mateo López: Undo List, a series of performances with choreographer and dancer Lee Serle on the following Thursdays: January 26, February 2, March 2, and March 16.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Dance Performances, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Lee Serle, Dancer adn Choreographer
Book Reading |
At the end of Mark Twain’s masterwork, Huckleberry Finn declares that he plans to “light out for the Territory” to avoid getting “sivilized.” For 130-plus years, readers have been left guessing about his adventures in the West, but now, thanks to Robert Coover, Huck is back. The children of Twain’s books—Huck, Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher—have grown up in the West. Huck is still Huck, retaining his principled rejection of the fame and fortune that Tom, who has married Becky and learned some law from her father, determinedly seeks.                    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
Free
Book Readings, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Robert Coover discusses his novel Huck Out West
Book Reading |
The oral history of the squatting movement through a close look at a diverse group of Lower East Side squatters
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Amy Starecheski discusses her book Ours To Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City
Talk |
BFA Fine Arts presents Brian Boucher, a senior writer at artnet News and previously a writer and editor at Art in America. Boucher will present an overview of his work in the field over the last 15 years, and discuss what he sees as key developments in the visual arts today, touching on subjects ranging from the art market and the media to the politically and socially critical art projects that he follows.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Talks, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Brian Boucher, Former Editor at Art in America
Poetry Reading |
Lynn Emanuel’s (pictured) sixth collection of poetry, The Nerve of It: Poems New and Selected, won the 2016 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. The poems “have a rare power: they connect to the world through estrangement” (Eavan Boland). Her dog sequence “The Mongrelogues” from her fifth book, Nose and Hook, is “a bizarre alchemy of Pilgrim’s Progress and Berryman’s Dream Songs… in an inimitable dialect that marries the antiquated syntax of John Donne with the phonetic spelling in George Herriman’s ‘Krazy Kat’ comics” (Adam Tavel). She teaches at the University of Pittsburgh.Patricia Spears Jones is the author of four collections of poetry, including Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems (2015). Her work has been called “Vibrant with the intensity of blues singers” (Feminist Bookstore News), and she has said “I always think of myself as evoking the blues in my poetry, and the blues are never ‘happy’ even when they’re ecstatic.” Jones “has given us a world where music and brains are allowed to co-exist with instinct, where the lyric and the literal may dwell without eyeing the other with suspicion” (Cornelius Eady). Spears Jones currently serves as a fellow of the Black Earth Institute and has long been involved with the Poetry Project at St. Marks Church. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, 2 Poets: Lynn Emanuel / Patricia Spears Jones
Lecture |
In 1961, Jeanne Lee made her first recording, a duo session with Ran Blake, who she was to continue to have close ties with for the rest of her career. It was an album of standards, and received at the time little recognition in the U.S. Until rather recently, the next known recording of Lee was on a 1968 lp with the Gunter Hampel Group, where she manifests assorted types of vocal experimentalism. As part of a larger project tracing the trajectory of Lee's full career, this talk will offer a close reading of her 1961 interpretations of standards, supplemented with additional performances of standards recorded in Europe in 1963 and 1966 that are now available.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, This Ain't A Hate Thing: Jeanne Lee and the Subversion of the Jazz Standard
Concert |
Program:Vivaldi's Stabat Materand works of Biber, Kline, Spears and Wachner Featuring: Ryland Angel, Countertenor Queens Baroque Ensemble
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Portraits of Mary: A Concert Featuring Works by Vivaldi and More
7:00 pm
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Concerts, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, A unique fusion of sounds from all over the world
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A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons and Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.Takes place Jan. 31 and Feb. 2-4.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Plays, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen: Dead Sister's Role-Playing
Concert |
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Jazz Arts Vocal Big Band: The "Girl Singers" 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Maho Irie, violin, and Zhongyu Ren, violin
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, College Recitals
Film |
Filmmakers and musicians come together this evening for two performances highlighting the sublime results of bridging the audio and visual worlds.Immerse yourself in the mysteries of the natural world during this collaborative audiovisual performance from artist/filmmaker Tracy Maurice (Arcade Fire’s creative director from 2004 to 2008) and composer/drummer Tommy Crane (of the band Late Bloomer and member of Port St. Willow). In her experimental film, Maurice creates a world of impressionistic vignettes using dance and microscopy to investigate themes of change, transformation, and reoccurring patterns found in nature. Performed live with Eliot Krimsky and Colin Killalea, Crane’s original score echoes the film using analog synthesizers and improvisational elements to create dynamic ambient soundscapes centered around a percussive counterpoint.Post-Americana ensemble Briars of North America opens up the evening with a sound that has been described as “hushed chamber folk with classical precision and exquisite harmonies.” Members of the Briars have played with Neutral Milk Hotel, Steve Coleman, Meredith Monk, The National, Becca Stevens, Jim Black, and Steve Reich. This performance will feature visuals from longtime Briars collaborator Ryan Murdock, director of Bronx Obama, and will coincide with the release of a new EP, Island.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Films, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Film and Music Collaboration with Tracy Maurice and Briars of North America
Lecture |
A lecture by Professor Joel Whitebook, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Presenting material from his new book, Professor Whitebook will investigate the psychoanalytic significance of Freud's problematic relationship to music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Lectures, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Freud's Tin Ear: The Significance of Freud's Aversion for Psychoanalysis
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