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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 March 2, 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:
Monday, March 02, 2015

All events, activities, things to do today, Monday, March 2, 2015 are free unless otherwise noted.

Conference | All Minds Matter: Resolving the Achievement Gap of Young Men of Color in The Age of Obama
This half-day conference will explore the issues involving the ongoing crisis, and struggle of boys and adolescents of color in our nation's educational system. The author of The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander, put forth the proposition that our country has maintained a system of oppression of African Americans through the use of the criminal justice system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Conferences, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, All Minds Matter: Resolving the Achievement Gap of Young Men of Color in The Age of Obama
Tour | Grand Central Terminal Tour
For nearly 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 it's wonderful architecture and pulsating vibe. It's 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, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Grand Central Terminal Tour
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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Book Reading | Rajan Menon and Eugene B. Rumer diacuss their book Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order
Rajan Menon is Anne and Bernard Spitzer Professor of Political Science at the Powell School, City College of New York/City University of New York, Senior Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University, and the author, most recently, of The End of Alliances. He is completing a book on humanitarian intervention and is a regular contributor to nationalinterest.org. Eugene Rumer is a Senior Associate and Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Rajan Menon and Eugene B. Rumer diacuss their book Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order
Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Federal Reserve Bank 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concert | Great Organ Recital: Midday Monday
Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral’s unparalleled Great Organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Great Organ Recital: Midday Monday
Workshop | Health Information Online
Learn to find print and non-print consumer health information, including doctors' credentials, drug side effects, conventional and alternative medical treatments of diseases, diet, nutrition, exercise and weight loss information and how to evaluate websites.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Screening | Season 5 of Downton Abbey
As Season Five begins in 1924, the radio is the latest miracle, a new Labour government heralds changes through the land, and Downton's traditional ways are besieged on all fronts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:15 pm
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Screenings, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Season 5 of Downton Abbey
Gallery Talk | Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Join a 45-minute docent led tour of the exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Book Discussion | Mystery Mondays Book Discussion Group
Book discussion group for fans of mystery/suspense novels set in different countries and, often, different time periods. Today: Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Book Discussions, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Mystery Mondays Book Discussion Group
Lecture | Eurasian Economic Union: Myths and Reality
In light of Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine, there has been much speculation surrounding the May 2014 establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The EEU, which consists of five member nations, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia, with Kyrgyzstan joining in May 2015, came into force in January 2015. Is this a political Russia-led project with the eventual goal of reconstituting the Soviet Union? Tatiana Valovaya argues that it is not. She sees it as a potentially important project based on cooperation among like-minded governments. This is a rare opportunity to learn about Russia’s strategy for integration into the global economy from a key player on this issue. Speaker Tatiana Valovaya is Member of the Board (Minister) for the Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission and Professor of International Economic Relations at the Financial University (Moscow). In 1999, she served as Deputy Head, and in 2001 as Head of the Department of International Cooperation in the Office of the Government of the Russian Federation. Previous positions include Head of the Monetary and Financial Policy Department in the Ministry for Cooperation with Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Consultant to the Presidential Administration, where she covered issues of cooperation with member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: the theater of sleep It is recommended attendees read the play before the talk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | The Real World at Last Becomes a Myth: Ruminations on Art and Science
A talk with Jeanne Liotta, artist and filmmaker, University of Colorado Boulder Film Studies and the Bard MFA Program. Liotta makes films, videos, and other ephemera including installed projections, works on paper, and photographic works. Her works encompass a constellation of mediums and interests often located at a lively intersection of art, science, and natural philosophy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Contemporary Classics Book Discussion
Cormac McCarthy's The Road
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Reading | Jennifer Ashley Tepper reads from her book The Untold Stories of Broadway
Have you ever wanted to sneak behind the curtain of some of Broadway's greatest hits including Wicked, Rent, and A Chorus Line? Musical theater historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper visits to discuss her beloved book series. Tepper has tirelessly collected hundreds of rarely heard stories from the people who bring The Great White Way to life each night, including producers, actors, stagehands, writers, musicians, dressers, designers, ushers, and door men. Baayork Lee (A Chorus Line), Jose Llana (Here Lies Love, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Taylor Trensch (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, Matilda) join Tepper for a fun and fascinating evening that will forever change the way you look at Broadway's historic theaters.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Jennifer Ashley Tepper reads from her book The Untold Stories of Broadway
Opening Reception | Sculpture: Simone Leigh's Moulting
In this exhibition, Simone Leigh expands her exploration of ceramic-based and multimedia sculpture to fill the gallery with majestic installations that celebrate the woman's role in African and African American history. Long concerned with making manifest the role of women's work in object-making as a vehicle to investigate questions of history, tradition, race and identity, Leigh's current exhibition expands the possibilities both in her use of materials and in her approach to sculpture as performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lecture | Picturing Chicago’s Jewish Ghetto: Todros Geller and the Imagined Past
A lecture by Daniel Greene, Adjunct Professor of History, Northwestern University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | French Documentary: Jérôme Prieur's Hélène Berr, une jeune fille dans Paris occupé (2013)
Hélène Berr, a young brilliant Jewish female student of literature at the Sorbonne University, lives in Paris during the Nazi occupation. She keeps a diary from 1942 till 1944, wherein she describes the mounting horrors of the persecution of the Jews. In 1944 she is arrested with her parents and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. She dies in Bergen-Belsen, a few days before the liberation of that concentration camp. Her secret diary was kept in the family and finally published in 2008. 84 min. In French with English subtitles. Followed by Q &amp; A with director Jérôme Prieur.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, French Documentary: Jérôme Prieur's Hélène Berr, une jeune fille dans Paris occupé (2013)
Staged Reading | Play Reading: Matter of Conscience by Bruce Neckels
A man relates his experiences in the 60s and 70s as a Vietnam War protester.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Play Reading: Matter of Conscience by Bruce Neckels
Workshop | Mango Language Lab Workshop
Hola! Ni Hao! Bonjour! Konnichiwa! Dobryi den'! Come try out the Mango Languages program and start learning one of 35 languages today. This is a conversation-based language learning program with a built-in recording option. Record your voice and compare your speech to the narrator’s to hear your progress.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30 question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from Music and Movies to New York History, Sports, Literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time. Trivia Master Chris Vaccari is a New York-based trivia host with the answers to (almost) all of your questions. He has hosted fun-filled trivia events in the Tri-State area since 2007.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Why Draw? An Illustrated Conversation
Exploring creativity and self-expression, landscape and urban designer Diana Balmori, and artist and illustrator Jorge Colombo engage in a conversation around the simple question, "Why Draw?" Balmori’s recent book Drawing and Reinventing Landscape considers drawing as a form of inquiry and suggests its validity for anyone engaged in the creative process. Perhaps it is the pleasure of drawing which ignites creativity. Drawing has been overshadowed by computer drawing, yet as illustrator Jorge Colombo has demonstrated with his iPhone and iPad drawings, it is all part of a continuum.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Charles Atlas
A discussion with video artist and filmmaker Charles Atlas in celebration of his new self-titled monograph. Published by Prestel Publishing in association with Luhring Augustine, Charles Atlas looks back at a career that has spanned four decades and profiles over 75 projects by Atlas including works recently exhibited at Tate Modern and the 2012 Whitney Biennial. Renowned art historian Douglas Crimp, an art history professor at the University of Rochester, will lead the discussion with Atlas.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Reading | Gary Indiana reads from his book Do Everything in the Dark
Iconic downtown novelist, journalist, filmmaker, and visual artist Gary Indiana reads from his seventh novel, now in a brand new second edition from ITNA Press. Faced with photos of a once-tumultuous New York art world, the narrator's mind in this scathing, darkly funny novel begins to erupt. Memories jostle for center stage, just as those that they are about always did. These brilliant but broken survivors of the '80s and '90s have now reached the brink of middle age and are facing the challenge of continuing to feel authentic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Gary Indiana reads from his book Do Everything in the Dark
Lecture | Changing Demographics and the Economic Imperative
With: Manuel Pastor, Director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity. The proposed theme of the lecture is, “Changing Demographics and the Economic Imperative.” The conversation will explore questions such as: what are the national demographic shifts and their impact on our country and the economy? What is the “uncommon common ground”? How can policies be used to advance an inclusive agenda that works for all
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Reading | Bruce Schneier discusses his book Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World
Cryptographer and computer security specialist Bruce Schneier introduces his book and offers necessary guidance to safeguard your identity in the twenty-first century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Bruce Schneier discusses his book Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World
Book Reading | Tom Santopietro reads from his book The Sound of Music Story
Rarely has a film captured the love of the movie-going public in the way that The Sound of Music did. Now, Tom Santopietro has written the ultimate fan book with all the inside scoop with behind-the-scenes stories and new interviews.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Tom Santopietro reads from his book The Sound of Music Story
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Theaters, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, original solo show
7:00 pm
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Dance Performances, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Hilariuos dance competition
Concert | Zalodek Ensemble performs works by Mozart, Webern, Wally, Deutsch
Program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Duet for Violin and Viola B-Major KV424 Thomas Wally – 4 bagatelles Anton von Webern – 5 movements for string quartet 1909 Bernd Richard Deutsch – No. 34, 2 string quartet Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Clarinet quintet A-Major KV 581 The Zalodek Ensemble — comprising musicians from the Vienna Philharmonic — brings a program exploring three centuries of Viennese music. Anchored by seminal works by Mozart, this program passes through Webern’s terse 5 movements for string quartet and features works by two of the most creative composers of the newest generation: Thomas Wally and Bernd Richard Deutsch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Zalodek Ensemble performs works by Mozart, Webern, Wally, Deutsch
Concert |
Program: Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C Major, Op. 3 Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65 Aleksander Tansman: Two Pieces for Cello and Piano (1931) Tansman: Cello Sonata No. 2 (1930) Tansman: Fantaisie (1936) After critically acclaimed tours in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, the Cracow Duo makes its New York City debut in a free performance. With over a dozen years of successful concerts abroad, the duo of lifelong friends Jan Kalinowski (cello) and Marek Szlezer (piano) comes to New York in celebration of Fryderyk Chopin's 205th birthday. Recognized in Poland as staunch advocates of their country's musical tradition, the Cracow Duo will perform masterpieces by Chopin, as well as works by the Polish-born composer Aleksander Tansman.
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Concerts, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, The Cracow Duo performs works by Chopin and Tansman
Performance | Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour, with Janeane Garofalo
With: - Janeane Garofalo (The West Wing) - Cipha Sounds presents: History of Hip-Hop, Part 2 - David Smithyman (Fresh Off The Boat) - A live comics reading from Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger (Fantagraphics) - NYC Trivia
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour, with Janeane Garofalo
Master Class | Master Class: Warren Jones, Voice
Warren Jones is a frequent partner with many of today’s best-known artists - Stephanie Blythe, Christine Brewer, Anthony Dean Griffey, Bo Skovhus, Eric Owens, John Relyea, Richard “Yongjae” O’Neill — and is Principal Pianist for the exciting California-based chamber music group Camerata Pacifica. He is a member of the faculty of Manhattan School of Music as well as the Music Academy of the West, and received the “Achievement Award” for 2011 from the Music Teachers National Association of America, their highest honor. Mr. Jones was named as "Collaborative Pianist of the Yea
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Master Class: Warren Jones, Voice
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Concerts, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Symphonic band
8:00 pm
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Theaters, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Two Different Takes on a Famous Love Affair
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Concerts, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Tribute to a legendary rock band
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Theaters, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, crime drama in "film noir" style
Concert | Singers Space
Hosted by D'Ambrose Boyd with David Pearl at the piano. Where New York's finest professional and aspiring singers come to sing their favorites and hear their peers perform before an intimate audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Singers Space
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