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20 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on February 8, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.
Tour |
Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations. Stencil graffiti, wheat pasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Williamsburg Street 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Harlem Tour
Workshop |
Can DNA testing help you trace your family history? If you are adopted, can DNA testing identify your biological parents? This class will help you determine whether DNA testing is right for you. Explore what DNA tests can reveal, explain the different types of DNA tests, and dispel common misconceptions about DNA testing. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Workshops, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, What DNA Testing Can (and Can’t) Tell You
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Bach at Noon
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 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Subway Art Tour
Film |
Stars: Robert Walker, Van Heflin, Lucille Bremer. Biography of songwriter and Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern. Unable to find immediate success in the USA, Kern sought recognition abroad. He journeyed to England where his dreams of success became real and where he met his future wife Eva. 132 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Richard Whorf's Till the Clouds Roll By (1946): Jerome Kern Biopic
Discussion |
A discussion with Rolena Adorno and Roberto González Echevarría, authors of the recently published Breve historia de la literatura latinoamericana colonial y moderna (Madrid, 2017). The discussion will center on how various periods of Latin American literature engage each other and how current literature deals with the past and with literatures in other languages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Discussions, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Latin America Literary History: Continuities and Discontinuities
Classical Music |
Juliana Han, Collaborative Piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Student Piano Recital
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Toni Morrison.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussions, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Morningside Heights Book Group: Sula
Other |
When Toscanini heard Robert Shaw conduct the chorus for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, he threw his arms around the 26 year-old, kissed him on both cheeks, and in tears exclaimed: “This is the first time I’ve heard the 9th Symphony truly sung!” Music of Bach, Handel, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Verdi, Dvorak, Hindemith, Britten, The Holy City, All the Things You Are, and Spirituals. The tribute contains interviews, very rare recordings, photographs, footage of Shaw in rehearsal and performance, and the story of his incredible career that includes 17 Grammy award wins and the Kennedy Center Honors. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Others, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, The Legendary Maestro! Listening to Conductor Robert Shaw
Master Class |
Hagai Shaham is an acclaimed Israeli violin virtuoso. He began studying the violin at the age of six and was the last student of the late Professor Ilona Feher. He is also a violin teacher, and a professor at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music (formerly the Samuel Rubin Israel Academy of Music), in the Faculty of Arts at Tel Aviv University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Hagai Shaham, Acclaimed Violin Virtuoso
Gallery Talk |
Speaker Shelley Rice is an art historian and contemporary critic whose interest in women's issues began during the 1970s, when she wrote columns for The Village Voice, Artforum and Soho Weekly News. An Arts Professor at New York University, she will speak about female artists, creative development and aging, and her talk will incorporate ideas she proposed in her book Inverted Odysseys: Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, Cindy Sherman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Frozen Reflections or Creative Evolutions? Notes on Women, Imaging and Aging
Park Walk |
Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards.  After quickly entering the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. They will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
$3
Park Walks, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Central Park Brisk Walk
Discussion |
Participate in the conversation about intersectionality and police violence with Andrea Ritchie (Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color) and Paul Butler (Chokehold). Moderated by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of history, race and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, the discussion will bring together policy research and civic engagement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Intersectionality and Police Violence
Book Reading |
Huisman delivers the portrait of a beautiful, passionate, and mercurial Parisian woman. Huisman’s striking prose explores the layers of a singular heroine- mother, lover, frontline feminist – in a novel that is by turns insightful, heartbreaking and bitingly funny. Just out in France, it is already on the lists for several prizes and in translation in several languages. In English.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Violaine Huisman discusses her debut novel Fugitive parce que Reine
Book Signing |
Zadie Smith is not only one of the world's preeminent fiction writers, but also a brilliant and singular essayist. Arranged into five sections, this new collection poses poignant and crucial questions. By turns wry, heartfelt, indignant, and incisive, Feel Free offers a survey of important recent events in culture and politics, as well as Smith's own life. \ Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signings, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Zadie Smith signs copies of her book Feel Free
Concert |
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Lives of the Piano: The Piano and Claude Debussy - Celebrating the Centennial of His Death 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Xinman Wu, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Student Piano Recitals
Performance |
Called a “post-modernist Bessie Smith” with “a voice that would sound equally at home on an opera stage or a disco 12-inch” (Village Voice), the composer and vocalist Imani Uzuri creates concerts, experimental theater, performance art, theater compositions, chamber-orchestra compositions, and sound installations. At this event, she performs her new improvisational conceptual project Wild Cotton, which explores the undocumented soundscapes of enslaved Black-American ancestors that still haunt us today.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Performances, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Performance Art: Imani Uzuri's Wild Cotton
Classical Music |
Duxbury High School Chamber Singers and Wind Ensemble; Robert Judge, Ric Madru, and Jill Noerenberg, directors; Jacob Clapper, accompanist Program Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Richte mich, Gott, Op. 78, No. 2 (1843) Andrew Rindfleisch (b. 1963) Anthem (2009) Bernstein (1918-1990) Chichester Psalms (1965) Holst (1874-1934) Jig from St. Paul's Suite (1913) Bernstein (1918-1990) West Side Story Suite (1957) Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo from Serenade for Strings (1880) Geminiani(1687- 1762) La Follia Variations (1729) Bernstein (1918-1990) Candide Suite (1989) Percy Grainger(1882-1961) Shepherd's Hey (1909) Johan De Meij (b. 1953) Hobbits from Symphony No. 1, The Lord of the Rings (1988) Jayce Ogren (b.1979) Symphonies of Gaia (2001) Hanssen (1874-1967) Valdresmarsjen (1904) Rossano Galante (b.1967) Cadence Everlasting (World Premiere) About the Program Mendelssohn is among the most popular composers of the Romantic era. He wrote symphonies, concertos, oratorios, piano music and chamber music. His best-known works include his Overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Italian Symphony. He also set a handful of psalms. Richte mich Gott (Judge me, o God) is one of his three German-language psalms. Andrew Rindfleisch’s Anthem sets Psalm 130, but as a gentle blur, woven from back-and-forth two-note figures, rocked in the cradle of the deep. Boston Music Intelligencer described it as "…shimmering, sustained Debussy-like harmonies". Chichester Psalms was Bernstein's first composition after his 1963 Third Symphony (Kaddish). They are his two most overtly Jewish works. While both works have a chorus singing texts in Hebrew, the Kaddish Symphony has been described as a work often at the edge of despair, while Chichester Psalms is affirmative and at times serene. Bernstein's West Side Story  was choreographed by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. Composer Gustav Holst was appointed Musical Director at St. Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, his biggest teaching post and one which he greatly enjoyed, remaining there until his death. This was where he wrote nearly all of his music including the St. Paul's Suite. The first movement begins with a robust "Jig". Holst introduces a contrasting theme, then skillfully develops and blends the two themes. Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings has 4 movements. He intended the first movement, Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo, to be an imitation of Mozart's style, and it was based on the form of the classical sonatina, with a slow introduction. Tchaikovsky wrote, "The larger number of players in the string orchestra, the more this shall be in accordance with the author's wishes." "Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings" is the first symphony written by Johan de Meij. The symphony is based on literary themes from the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. Johannes Hanssen was a Norwegian bandmaster, composer, and teacher. His most famous composition is his Valdresmarsjen, a march celebrating the beautiful Valdres region in Norway that lies between Oslo and Bergen. The melody of the trio is based on the traditional Norwegian folk music. About the Performers Duxbury High School Chamber Singers is a select advanced choral ensemble comprised of students from 9-12th grade. The Chamber Singers have performed throughout the United States in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Strathmore Hall in Maryland, Jordan Hall in Boston, and Walt Disney World in Florida. Conductor Robert Judge has led the Duxbury High School Chamber Singers in performance at Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts; Strathmore Hall in Bethesda, Maryland; Carnegie Hall in New York City; and Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Conductor Jill Noerenberg has been a band director for the Duxbury Public Schools for the past 19 years. She has conducted the Massachusetts Northeast, Southeastern, Eastern, and Western Junior District Bands. She also conducted the Rhode Island All-State Symphonic Band and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 08, 2018, 02/08/2018, Works by Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Mendelssohn and more
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