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Free things to do that happen in New York City (NYC) every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something to do on February 28, 2015 don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! You'll see lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events which will take your breath away!

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Where else but in New York City can you listen to a world-class musician, discuss a book with a famous author, take a part in poetry reading, have a glass of wine at an art exhibition opening, and all that on the same day, and all that free of charge!

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October and March are the busiest months in NYC in terms of free events, free things to do. That is contrary to the common misconception that most of free events happen in New York City in summer. That 'summer' misconception is due to big publicity that some of New York City summer free events get.

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'New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.' (The New York Times article about Club Free Time).

Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City (NYC) today:
Saturday, February 28, 2015

All events, activities, things to do today, Saturday, February 28, 2015 are free unless otherwise noted.

City Walk | The Great Manhattan Bridge Walk
Start at GW Bridge, end at Brooklyn Bridge. Walk for about 12 hours and cross over all 16 bridges leading off Manhattan Island that can be crossed by foot. The entire route will be 27+ miles of walking, plus two or three bus/subway rides. Bring water, sandwiches, snacks, and Metro Card. Moderately paced, plus there may be a “fast group” for those who want to walk faster and farther. Walk will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, The Great Manhattan Bridge Walk
Concert | College Recitals
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Performers Showcase 12:00 PM - 2:50 PM Performers Showcase 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Ahran Kate Kim, piano
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Concerts, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, College Recitals
Workshop | Health and Race Walking
Enjoy views of the Park's landscapes as you get fit. Coach Lon Wilson of the New York Walkers Club leads walks at a moderate to brisk pace over mostly flat surfaces. Wear comfortable sneakers! Ages 18+.
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Tour | Roosevelt House Public Tour
Roosevelt House - the former double townhouse of Franklin, Eleanor and Sara Delano Roosevelt, and now owned by Hunter College - offers visitors a chance to get closer to a family as unique as the city they inhabited, and to explore the private spaces where some of the most iconic public policy of the 20th century was shaped. Hear about FDR's rise to the presidency after his struggle with polio, Eleanor's activism for civil rights and human rights, and Sara's support for interracial and interfaith initiatives. Tour times: 10am, 12pm, and 2pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Manhattan Street Art 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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Tour | Harlem 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conference | AfterTaste 2015: Inside Imagination
What does it take to imagine? We live in an era of environmental crisis and political unrest when complex systems and data analysis dictate projections of an uncertain future. Interiorists study existing places and are charged to imagine new worlds. In AfterTaste 2015 we draw inspiration from artists, educators, writers, and scientists who work to transcend what we know, to catapult culture into areas inspired and new. Designers and thinkers who cultivate the imagination conjure futures, thinking beyond problem solving to that which has not existed before. What is the spark that creates new possibilities? How can we promote and develop imaginations that can envision and create interiors for an unknown future, rather than being beholden to the past? How can we cultivate the unknown in a culture increasingly defined by big data and digital devices of distraction? Imagination alchemists, designers and experts gather to think and enact new possibilities and alternative paths through the interior of the imagination.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Conferences, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, AfterTaste 2015: Inside Imagination
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Rare woods from South America, refined tree resin, wound sheep gut, and Siberian horsehair all combine to create the otherworldly sounds of string instruments. Join members of New Vintage Baroque for an interactive demonstration of authentic baroque era violins, cellos, and gambas. 'Wichcraft coffee and pastries available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Talks, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Wood, Sap, and Gut: Breakfast with New Vintage Baroque
Tour | Alternative New York Tour
Time to learn about the other New York City; the city that nurtured political, cultural and intellectual revolutions. The city that gave birth to punk rock, the beat poets and graffiti. The city that has survived two centuries of mass riots, crime and corruption, murder and mayhem. The city that has flourished in spite of economic and social hardship.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | McG's Charlie's Angels (2000): TV Threesome
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu. Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal. 98 mins.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, McG's Charlie's Angels (2000): TV Threesome
Concert | College Recitals
2:00 PM - Elbert Gong, Piano 2:00 PM - Elizabeth Aoki, Violin 3:00 PM - Sophia Su, Violin 3:00 PM - Wonyoung Yoon, Clarinet 4:00 PM - Alissa Mori, Violin 5:00 PM - Naoko Nakajima, Violin 5:00 PM - Ariana Wong, Piano 6:00 PM - Gwendolyn Howard, Violin 6:00 PM - Chamber Music
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tour | Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Brooklyn Heights Tour
Known as America's first suburb, Brooklyn Heights is truly a gem. Travel and Leisure named it one of America's top 10 most beautiful neighborhoods, and its beauty is rivaled only by its place in American history. These quaint, tree-lined streets have been the sites of Revolutionary War battles, abolitionist activism and have inspired numerous novelists. Visit a stop on the Underground Railroad, or the home of Truman Capote, where he penned Breakfast at Tiffany's and where Jackie Robinson signed with the Dodgers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Richard Benjamin's Little Nikita (1988): Soviet Spies in America
Starring Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Richard Jenkins. An FBI agent works to uncover an all-American family as Soviet sleeper agents and gets caught up in friendship with their unaware son. 98 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Richard Benjamin's Little Nikita (1988): Soviet Spies in America
Tour |
The tour explores the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. You’ll hear how Union Square got its name, see where the legendary Tiffany &amp; Co. once stood, and learn how to read the clock (yes, it’s a clock!) on “The Metronome” sculpture and so much more!
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Tours, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Union Square-Crossroads of New York Tour
Park Walk | Heart of the Park Tour
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.
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Film | Shawn Levy's This Is Where I Leave You (2014): United in Death
Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda. When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. 103 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Shawn Levy's This Is Where I Leave You (2014): United in Death
Film | Gary Shore's Dracula Untold (2014): Origin Story
Stars: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon. As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom. 92 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Gary Shore's Dracula Untold (2014): Origin Story
2:00 pm
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Theaters, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Solo comedy
2:00 pm
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Dance Performances, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Contemporary dance for the whole family
2:10 pm
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Performances, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Comedy show about growing up in a dysfunctional suburban family....
Concert |
Presented by the Con Brio Ensemble. Featuring violinist Paul Roczek, cellist Hamilton Berry, baritone Darian Worrell, and pianist Diana Mittler-Battipaglia.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Concerts, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, The Mozart-Beethoven Connection
2:30 pm
to 4:00 pm

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Theaters, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Musical with Tony Award-Winner!
Gallery Talk | Gallery Tour: Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
In 1977, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) created a cycle of 20 collages and watercolors (miniature variations of his collages) based on Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, Bearden’s “Odysseus Series” created an artistic bridge between classical mythology and African-American culture. The works conveyed a sense of timelessness and the universality of the human condition, but their brilliance was displayed for only two months in New York City before being scattered to private collections and public art museums.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. This class offers an introductory exploration of passenger lists and naturalization records, their history, and the history Castle Garden, Ellis Island, and the Port of New York as a site of immigration to the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film |
Stars: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland. A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him. 105 mins.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Films, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Paul Anderson's Pompeii (2014): Love in Lava
Concert | Concert on Water
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
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Concert | Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation
The program features the great repertoire of the Organ on the 101 rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor &amp; Boody Organ Builders.
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5:00 pm
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Theaters, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, An amazing evening of intimate magic
Concert | 3 Folk Music Acts
5:30 pm Charles Ellsworth - Western folk-core 6:05 pm Jeanne Marie Boes - Soulful pop 6:40 pm Humble Tripe - American alt-folk
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Concerts, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, 3 Folk Music Acts
5:30 pm
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Theaters, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, play about one of the greatest singers of the 20th century
Opening Reception | Group Show: System and Vision
This show includes artists whose unique ideas developed outside the circuit of art world institutions, often with limited interaction with other peers. Each offers a highly individualistic, authentic, and imaginative practice that roughly falls into one of four identifiable areas commonly absent from mainstream art-historical narratives: pseudo-science, science fiction, eroticism, and the occult. Preceded by a guided tour and talk by Susanne Zander at 5PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Group Show: System and Vision
Opening Reception | Prints: Alejandro Cesarco's Loyalties and Betrayals
Loyalties and Betrayals flirts with the possibilities of memory as both the object and instrument of our desires. The exhibition puts in relation ideas of personal narrative, surface and silence, style and aging, influence and inheritance.
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Opening Receptions, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Prints: Alejandro Cesarco's Loyalties and Betrayals
6:00 pm
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Performances, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
Book Reading | Tom McCarthy reads from his book Satin Island
From the author of Remainder and C (short-listed for the Man Booker Prize), and a winner of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize, comes an unnerving novel that promises to give us the first and last word on the world—modern, postmodern, whatever world you think you are living in.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Tom McCarthy reads from his book Satin Island
Poetry Reading | Poetry Reading with David Meltzer and Julie Rogers
DAVID MELTZER began his literary career during the Beat heyday and is considered a prominent figure in the San Francisco/Beat Renaissance. In 1957, at the age of 20, he recorded his poetry with jazz in Los Angeles. Lawrence Ferlinghetti has described him as "one of the greats of post-World-War-Two San Francisco poets and musicians." He came to prominence as the youngest poet to have his work included in the anthology The New American Poetry 1945 - 1960, edited by Donald Allen. JULIE ROGERS entered the San Francisco poetry scene during the 1970's. Her poems were first included in a San Francisco anthology in 1980, and she later published six chapbooks and co-edited a poetry anthology. She has read her work on public radio and television and at many venues in California and Oregon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Poetry Reading with David Meltzer and Julie Rogers
7:00 pm
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Performances, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Comedy in East Village
7:30 pm
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Theaters, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, One-act love story
7:30 pm
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Dance Performances, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Contemporary Dance
7:30 pm
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Concerts, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Trumpeter and his band
Concert | College Symphony Recital: Beethoven, Poulenc, Honegger
Program: BEETHOVEN Overture to Die Ruinen von Athen, Op. 113 POULENC Concerto for Two Pianos in D Minor HONEGGER Pacific 231 (Mouvement Symphonique No. 1) BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36 Pre-College Symphony George Stelluto, conductor Piano soloists to be announced
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Concerts, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, College Symphony Recital: Beethoven, Poulenc, Honegger
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Theaters, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Multimedia theater for your brain
8:00 pm
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Theaters, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Stand-up comedy
8:00 pm
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Theaters, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, a play about  life changing decisions during a historical event
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Theaters, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Musical with Tony Award-Winner!
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Concerts, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Rock concert in support of a local dance company
Concert | Monifah, Powerhouse Vocalist
A veteran music industry force known to fans for her chart-topping single “Touch It,” collaborations with rapper Heavy D, and role on TV One’s R&amp;B Divas, powerhouse vocalist Monifah makes sultry R&amp;B that pulses with danceable beats. Following a 14-year hiatus, Monifah has returned in full force, recently contributing vocals to Faith Evans’ Grammy-nominated album R&amp;B Divas and being honored at the 2015 Out Music Awards.
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Concerts, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Monifah, Powerhouse Vocalist
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Performances, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Comedy in East Village
10:30 pm
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Concerts, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Jazz, punk, rock -- altogether now!
11:00 pm
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Performances, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Comedy in East Village
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