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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 8, 2017?

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Sun, January 8, 2017
26 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on January 8, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
City Walk |
Moderate/easy pace. 3-4 miles. Walk uptown to City Hall observing some buildings of historic and cultural interest; then over the Brooklyn Bridge to the stony streets of DUMBO stopping at Jacques Torres for a cup of hot chocolate (optional) and a restroom break. Walk through a section of Brooklyn Bridge Park to cross the pedestrian overpass to Brooklyn Heights seeing some landmark houses. Finish at the Civic Center/Cadman Plaza in downtown Brooklyn. Call to confirm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
$3
City Walks, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, South Ferry-to-Brooklyn Heights Walk
Dance Performance |
In the Works features informal showings from Dance-in-Process resident artists and guests. Participating artists include Melinda Ring, Monstah Black, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Antonio Ramos, and Yanira Castro among others. The dance company will also share an excerpted presentation of Gina Gibney’s recent premiere Folding In.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Dance Performances, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, In the Works: Informal Dance Performances
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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10:00 am
Free
Tours, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
Tour |
For over 100 years, the Beaux-Arts beauty known as Grand Central Terminal (a.k.a Station) has been a testament to the ingenuity and ambition of a great city, impressing both travelers and visitors with its wonderful architecture and pulsating vibe. Its history is a story of immense wealth, great engineering, a few accidents, a planned sabotage and one terrific ceiling, but most importantly a story of survival and rebirth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Grand Central Terminal Tour
Tour |
Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
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10:00 am
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City Walks, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
City Walk |
Join a three-hour journey through some of New York City's most historic areas. They'll begin in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of America. Once a pastoral green oasis, and later a home for Irish and Italian immigrants, Greenwich Village has been at the forefront of some of the most important political, social, and artistic movements of the 20th Century. Filled with 19th century townhouses, and now one of the most desirable and high priced neighborhoods in America, the Village tells a multi-generational New York story. From secluded wealthy enclave to emerging Bohemian and Beat communities, from Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan to the Stonewall Inn.Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm and Sundays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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City Walks, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
Workshop |
Learn how to set up a photo shoot and green-screen, then how to manipulate your images to create exciting composite shots in Photoshop. Then, learn to change the lighting using Photoshop’s lighting effects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
Free
Workshops, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Intermediate Photoshop: Green-Screening and Effects
Park Walk |
On this east-west walk you will see some of the Park's most well-known landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Route involves a few stairs. 90 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Park Walks, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Heart of the Park Tour
Tour |
Join professional guides on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building. This tour repeats every Sunday.
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11:00 am
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Tours, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Flatiron District Walking Tour
Workshop |
Did you learn how to use iMovie? Come put your skills to use in our Digital Story Telling class. Create a movie that explores a topic using pictures, video clips and sound.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Workshops, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Digital Storytelling Using iMovie
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. Takes place daily.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Harlem Tour
Tour |
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick. Tour takes place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Tour |
Learn the history and the secrets you never knew. Highlights:The Whispering Gallery, The Inside Tennis Courts, The Food and Shopping Courts, The Holiday Train Show and the Astrological Ceiling.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
$20...
Tours, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Inside Grand Central Terminal -'The Hidden Secrets' Tour
Film |
Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston.When an assassin shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.81 min;
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Frank Tuttle's This Gun for Hire (1942): Double-Crossed Assassin
Film |
Stars: Kim Novak, James Garner, Tony Randall.Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children and TV dinners. In secret, they get themselves an apartment with a beautiful young woman, Kathy, for romantic rendezvous. But Kathy does not tell them that she is a sociology student researching the sexual life of the white middle-class male. 115 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Michael Gordon's Boys' Night Out (1962): Researching Middle-Aged Sex
Performance |
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Chinese New Year, the dead of winter, the birthdays of Elvis Presley and Al Capone, resolutions, beginnings and, sometimes, ends. January is a month ripe with big events and meaning. See how 6 playwrights used January as a springboard to think outside the box. Join an afternoon of original 10-minute plays about the first month of the year.PLAYS AND PLAYWRIGHTS: THE JANUARY GEM by P.C. Allan BURNS NIGHT by James Armstrong NEW YEARS REZZIES by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich THE LEPORS by Daniel Damiano THE WOMEN’S “FOLLOW YOUR DREAM” CLUB by Jack Feldstein THE MOST UNCOMFORTABLE MEAL EVER by Samuel Plotkin
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
Performances, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, The January Plays: Original 10-Minute Plays Based on the First Month of the Year
Master Class |
Robert Mann (born July 19, 1920) is a violinist, composer, conductor, and founding member of the Juilliard String Quartet, as well as a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music. Mann, the first violinist at Juilliard, served on the school's string quartet for over fifty years until his retirement in 1997. Mann has played and performed on many instruments, including those made by Antonio Stradivari and John Young. Mann was the subject of a 2014 documentary, titled Speak the Music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Concerts, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Master Class: Robert Mann, String Quartet Institute
Concert |
The North/South Chamber Orchestra celebrates the New Year. Fresh from their tour in Japan, Miolina—violinists Mioi Takeda and Lynn Bechtold—will appear as soloists for the premiere performance of Victor Kioulaphides' Mostly Motown Concerto. Also on the program works by Carson Cooman, Max Lifchitz and William Toutant.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, The North/South Chamber Orchestra
Performance |
The Name of This Life is about the night Nina Simone lay down her arms and wrote Mississippi Goddam instead. The piece features Daralyn Jay in a play with music that reverberates louder than ever post November 8, 2016. Name it—it actually precedes the election: in a country that is deeply divided by racial, religious and ideological tensions. Written by Cheryl Davis.This piece is being developed for the 2017 Magdalenas Sin Fronteras V Festival in Santa Clara, Cuba, where it will be presented on January 19. Please join this work-in-progress showing and help them prepare for this wonderful opportunity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
$5
Performances, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, The Name of This Life: A Theatrical Work-in-Progress
Performance |
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Chinese New Year, the dead of winter, the birthdays of Elvis Presley and Al Capone, resolutions, beginnings and, sometimes, ends. January is a month ripe with big events and meaning. See how 6 playwrights used January as a springboard to think outside the box. Join an afternoon of original 10-minute plays about the first month of the year.PLAYS AND PLAYWRIGHTS: THE JANUARY GEM by P.C. Allan BURNS NIGHT by James Armstrong NEW YEARS REZZIES by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich THE LEPORS by Daniel Damiano THE WOMEN’S “FOLLOW YOUR DREAM” CLUB by Jack Feldstein THE MOST UNCOMFORTABLE MEAL EVER by Samuel Plotkin
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4:00 pm
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Performances, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, The January Plays: Original 10-Minute Plays Based on the First Month of the Year
Classical Music |
Featuring the Adult Choir: Tami Petty, Alvin Crawford, Joshua Parrillo, Aram Tchobanion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Amahl and the Night Visitors, the Beloved Opera by Gian Carlo Menotti
Classical Music |
American pianist Deiran Manning considers himself a New Yorker, though much of his early days were spent in Maine. Deiran went to LaGuardia High School of Music and Art otherwise known as the “Fame” school. Notable awards include: Stanza Governor’s Prize in Composition, LISSMA International Piano Competition, Children’s Foundation for the Arts, Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, and the Ira Gershwin award. Notable performances have taken place at venues such as Merkin Concert Hall, Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the New York City Mayor’s residence, Gracie mansion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Piano Works by Bach, Schumann, Beethoven
Staged Reading |
Written by Sam Graber.On a sunny weekday afternoon, Jim Bender sees a teenage boy lurch towards the entrance of the local high school, two shotguns beneath a trench coat. In a moment's decision Jim brandishes his own firearm, stopping a shooter-massacre before it happens. Jim Bender is a hero. But as more of the story comes to light, this truth becomes a lot less clear—and that is not what people need it to be.Are today's shooter-massacres the result of a destabilized male identity? What does it mean to "be a man" today?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, January 08, 2017, 01/08/2017, Play Reading: Shooter
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