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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 5, 2018?

Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away! 25 free events take place on February 5 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out February 5 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of February . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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25 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on February 5, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives
free events nyc Blind Crest: Death Row Love Affair
free events nyc The Dark Side of Design: A Conversation About Addictive Technology
free events nyc Who Needs Truth? An Evening of Politics and Performance
free events nyc New York Close Up: Award-Winning Documentaries
free events nyc Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Valerie June
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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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Tours, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Tour | You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition


A docent-led tour of items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, exploring the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. The tour last approximately 45 minutes and covers highlights of the show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Tours, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

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. 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 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

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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2:00 pm
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Tours, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Harlem Tour

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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Tours, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour

Film | Otto Preminger's Hurry Sundown (1967): Sharecroppers vs Landowner


Stars: Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law. An unscrupulous racist landowner is obsessed with buying up all available land in a Georgia farming town, but two sharecroppers stand in his way. 146 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Otto Preminger's Hurry Sundown (1967): Sharecroppers vs Landowner

Workshop | Investing in Stocks: The Basics


Introduces basic investment terms and concepts such as risk and reward, IPO’s, p/e ratios, and relative p/e ratios. Ways to approach the investment decision and alternative stock investments such as mutual funds and ETF’s are discussed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Investing in Stocks: The Basics

Tour | You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition


A docent-led tour of items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, exploring the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. The tour last approximately 45 minutes and covers highlights of the show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Tours, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

Book Discussion | Mystery Mondays Book Group


See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Mystery Mondays Book Group

Workshop | Body Blast: Dance and Sculpt


Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Body Blast: Dance and Sculpt

Opening Reception | The Projective Drawing: Group Exhibition


Artists on view: William Cordova, Lionel Favre, Sara Flores and the Shipibo Conibo Center, New York, Simona Koch, Brigitte Mahlknecht, Judith Saupper, Seher Shah, James Siena, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, and Leopold Strobl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, The Projective Drawing: Group Exhibition

Lecture | Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives


The New York Times's chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay will show ways in which Frederick Ashton and George Balanchine watched each other, took ideas from each other, differed from each other, and, between them, did more than anyone else in twentieth-century ballet to advance the nature of classicism in dance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Lectures, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives

Screening | New York Close Up: Award-Winning Documentaries


The film features artist Doreen Garner as she prepares for her recent exhibition at Pioneer Works, entitled White Man on a Pedestal. Garner's sculptures and performance explore the medical history of Dr. J. Marion Sims, who has been canonized as ‘The Father of Modern Gynecology,’ despite the savage procedures he performed on enslaved women without anesthesia or consent. Garner's work recognizes Sims' subjects and protests the doctor and the monument to him in Central Park, which was recently reviewed by a mayoral commission and will be moved to Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn.  Followed by an artist talk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Screenings, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, New York Close Up: Award-Winning Documentaries

Film | Danny Boyle's Trainspotting (1996): Addict Tries to Escape


Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller. Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends. 94 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Danny Boyle's Trainspotting (1996): Addict Tries to Escape

Author Reading | Fiction Forum: Wayne Koestenbaum / Douglas Martin


Wayne Koestenbaum has published eighteen books of poetry, criticism, and fiction, including Notes on Glaze, The Pink Trance Notebooks, My 1980s & Other Essays, Hotel Theory, Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Andy Warhol, Humiliation, Jackie Under My Skin, and The Queen’s Throat. His next book of poems, Camp Marmalade, part two of his trance trilogy, will be published by Nightboat Books in March 2018. Douglas A. Martin is the author of books of poetry and prose, including Once You Go Back, Your Body Figured, In The Time of Assignments, Branwell, and They Change the Subject. His first novel, Outline of My Lover, was selected by Colm Tóibín as an International Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Fiction Forum: Wayne Koestenbaum / Douglas Martin

Concert | Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Valerie June


Valerie June’s soulful voice and gritty guitar playing are at the heart of her earthy and deeply personal brand of blues. Soul, bluegrass, traditional Appalachian folk, and a dash of R&B are all present in her stunning sound. Nominated for a 2014 Blues Music Award, June continues to win accolades with her new record, The Order of Time. Her strain of Americana, which she describes as “organic moonshine roots,” is rich, raw, and rewarding.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Concerts, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Valerie June

Discussion | The Dark Side of Design: A Conversation About Addictive Technology


Where is the line between sharp UX and user manipulation? As venture capitalists and former tech execs speak out about social media addiction, designers are facing ethical questions about their work. This is an intimate discussion about how persuasive technology and behavioral design are colonizing our attention. What can we learn about designing digital content and reaching a large online audience—while maintaining ethical rigor? Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, will moderate a conversation between: - Nir Eyal, a renowned behavioral design consultant for Fortune 500 companies, leading thinker on the intersection of technology, psychology, and business, and author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products - James Williams, a cofounder of Time Well Spent, the organization that has garnered headlines for its crusade against smartphone dependence, a former Google strategist, and a researcher at the University of Oxford’s Internet Institute - Alexis Lloyd, an award-winning creative director, user experience designer, and researcher, currently the Chief Design Officer at Axios and previously the Creative Director of The New York Times R&D Lab.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, The Dark Side of Design: A Conversation About Addictive Technology

Lecture | Fight the Power and Other Tales of Survival


Maren Hassinger works in a variety of media including sculpture, installation, performance, and video. Coming to the visual arts via dance, her practice is steeped in bodily knowledge of how physical presences inhabit a three-dimensional space. Her work Diaries (1978)—the first part of a trio of pieces titled Lives—documents daily activities. In other works, Hassinger experiments with nontraditional artistic materials.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Fight the Power and Other Tales of Survival

Staged Reading | The Man in the Moon: Rock Scientist's Dilemma


The Man in the Moon explores the ethical quandary of rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, the only person to receive honors from both the USA and Nazi Germany. Written by Marc Acito.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | Blind Crest: Death Row Love Affair


Tyrell Johnson sits on Death Row for the double-murder of two undercover detectives. Mara Hernandez is a fresh-faced corrections officer, newly appointed to the night watch. Together, this unlikely pair, form an intense bond and make a pact to have a baby. A dark twist on the “boy-meets-girl” and inspired by the unfolding true story of Ronnell Wilson and Nancy Gonzalez, Blind Crest investigates racial identity and mass incarceration in the U.S. by compelling us to ask, "what is the value of a Black life in America, and at what cost are we willing to fight for it?” Written by Monet Hurst-Mendoza Directed by: Katherine M. Carter  
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Plays, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Blind Crest: Death Row Love Affair

Performance | Who Needs Truth? An Evening of Politics and Performance


If news can be fake and facts have alternatives, how are we to know what’s true anymore? Does a post-truth politics tilt toward tyranny? Join the Aspen Institute, This evening features Harvard University Professor Michael Sandel leading a debate on the fate of truth in our society. Sandel will be joined by an extraordinary array of artists who will set the stage with thought-provoking performances.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Performances, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Who Needs Truth? An Evening of Politics and Performance

Dance Performance | Experiments in Dance


A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join Movement Research Artists-In-Residence and international guests each season in performing at the historic Judson Memorial Church. Featuring: Laurel Snyder, Christopher Unpezverde Núñez, Yun-Jung Lee
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Experiments in Dance

Poetry Reading | Candace Williams reads from her book Spells for Black Wizards


Rather than a traditional chapbook that opens and closes in the gestures of a left-right book experiences, Spells for Black Wizards for how its content resists linear histories, will be experienced as a fold-out map, with a broadside index of spells, all nestled in a spell-book portfolio.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Candace Williams reads from her book Spells for Black Wizards

Concert | Student Piano Recitals


8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Han Yan, piano 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Min Jee Shim, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 05, 2018, 02/05/2018, Student Piano Recitals
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Opera | Famous opera company performs

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