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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 12, 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! 30 free events take place on February 12 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 12 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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Mon, February 12, 2018
30 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on February 12, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
free events nyc Seal Boy: Parental Problems
free events nyc The String Orchestra of New York City: Mind the Gap
free events nyc East Coast Chamber Orchestra performs works by Shostakovich, Bartók, Dvořák
free events nyc The People Before the Park: The Black History of Central Park
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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 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM  Eisenberg-Fried Competition: Piano Preliminaries 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM  Eisenberg-Fried Competition: Piano Preliminaries 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Eisenberg-Fried Competition: Brass 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Eisenberg-Fried Competition: Woodwinds
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Concerts, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Student Recitals

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Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. 136 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017): Comic Book Heroes

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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 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

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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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Tours, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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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.
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1:00 pm
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Tours, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

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Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

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Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell. In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. 89 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves (1948): Italian Drama

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It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Lower Manhattan Tour

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Stars: Jim Brown, Diahann Carroll, Ernest Borgnine. Thieves fall out when over a half million dollars goes missing after the daring and carefully planned robbery of the Los Angeles Coliseum during a football game, each one accusing the other of having the money. 91 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Gordon Flemyng's The Split (1968): Thieves Turn on Each Other

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Stars: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith. Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. 111 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Stephen Frears' Victoria & Abdul (2017): Unlikely Friendship

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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 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

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Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Body Blast: Dance and Sculpt

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Between 1945 and 1985, academics, artists, revolutionaries, and state functionaries in France spoke of transparency in pejorative terms. Associating it with the prying eyes of totalitarian governments, they undertook a critical project against it—in education, policing, social psychology, economic policy, and the management of information. Focusing on Sartre, Lacan, Canguilhem, Lévi-Strauss, Leroi-Gourhan, Foucault, Derrida, and others, Transparency in Postwar France explores the work of ethicists, who proposed that individuals are transparent neither to each other nor to themselves, and philosophers, who clamored for new epistemological foundations. These decades saw the emergence of the colonial and phenomenological "other," the transformation of ideas of normality, and the effort to overcome Enlightenment-era humanisms and violence in the name of freedom. Stefanos Geroulanos is Associate Professor of European History and Director of the Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences at New York University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Stefanos Geroulanos discusses his book Transparency in Postwar France

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Stars: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen. A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder. 105 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill (1980): Murder Mystery

Classical Music |


Hugo Abraham, Baroque Double Bass  6:00PM ACHT Viola Studio Recital  8:00PM Composition Concert: New works by student composers  8:00PM  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Student Recitals

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On singer-songwriter Arlissa’s breakthrough track “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie,” she coos about the reality of truth always peeking through in life and love. It’s a mantra that the 25-year-old German-born, south London-bred siren has maintained throughout the entirety of her journey in music. As Arlissa enters the next phase of her career—armed with a dancey reboot of her viral hit thanks to Jonas Blue—she'ss talk about promoting honest music on her own terms.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Arlissa, 'Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie' Singer-Songwriter

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The Department of Performance Studies hosts Judith Butler, who will be presenting new work on Susceptibility and Solidarity.
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Talks, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Susceptibility and Solidarity

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Religious education for women included spiritual meditation by which it was specifically taught to revive the life and passion of Christ. Spiritual meditation generated the tendency to superimpose the visible, earthly reality to the divine and metaphysical one, producing metaphors that frequently appeared in their texts. In women's religious writings, many metaphors are drawn from the Bible, but many are created by the same mystical writers who often forge the so-called "audacious metaphors," that is, metaphors that surprise the readers and exceed their expectations. Caterina da Siena has been a model for many mystical writers. During the lecture, Prof. Rita Librandi will analyze Catherine's metaphors that compare Christ to a mother who nurses, or with objects and people of the city's lives at the time, such as a merchant's workshop or even a moneylender. It is also thanks to these combinations that the Letters of Caterina da Siena acquire particular intensity and literary creativeness.
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Lectures, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, The Audacious Metaphors of Mystical Women: The Model of Caterina da Siena

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Writers will share new works in progress.  Presented by InViolet Theater Company.
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Staged Readings, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Readings of New Plays

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To coincide with the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Anelise Chen (So Many Olympic Exertions), Rowan Ricardo Phillips (Heaven; The Ground), and Chloé Cooper Jones will discuss the intersections between literature and sports in sportswriting and fiction.
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Discussions, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Literary Exertions: Literature and Sports

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Laure Prouvost was born in 1978 in Croix-Lille, France. She lives and works between Monaco, France, and Knokke, Belgium. Solo exhibitions include They Are Waiting for You, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis; High Line Art, New York, US; Softer and rounder so as to shine through your smooth marble as part of The Uses of Art, SALT Galata, Istanbul.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, The Smoking Image: An Artist Talk by Laurie Provost

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The String Orchestra of New York City, a dynamic and conductorless ensemble, presents "Mind the Gap," featuring the world premiere of Bridges by Cuban composer Keyla Orozco for string orchestra and rumba tap dancer Max Pollak, which was the recipient of a Fromm Foundation Grant from Harvard University. The program will also include Bachianas Brasileiras no. 9 by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, as well as the premiere of Mexican composer Cristóbal MarYán's Viral, which examines social media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, The String Orchestra of New York City: Mind the Gap

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Kian and Neema meet exploring the starfield while battling recent losses. Together, they discover Kepler-64b and what it means to be present on Earth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Citizen Scientist: Love in the Starfield

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From a call center in Mumbai, India to America, the land of opportunity, Jay, Amisha, and Mahesh are only trying to make a living, or so they tell themselves as they scam American immigrants for money. When new employee Sania brings her idealism to this world, their carefully built up images chip away leaving them to face their identity and moral choices. Written by Divya Mangwani.
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Staged Readings, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, For Sale: Scammers Get a Conscience

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The People Before the Park by Keith Josef Adkins tells the story of the acquisition of Seneca Village, a community founded by free Black people, in the heart of Manhattan that would later become Central Park. Adkins explores gentrification in its earliest form, interracial relationships, and the history of New York City. This is a staged reading that will be followed by a talk back.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Staged Readings, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, The People Before the Park: The Black History of Central Park

Book Discussion |


Discuss the book by Carol Birch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Monday Night Reading Group: Orphans of the Carnival

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In a barely altered reality, parents can be sued for even the tiniest misdeeds of their children. Of course, this gets a tad more complicated when your child is a seal. A play about the complexities of parenthood, love, and growing up. Written by Ken Weitzman Directed by Jessica Holt
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Plays, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Seal Boy: Parental Problems

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Program: Dvořák Nocturne in B Major for String Orchestra, op. 40 Derek Bermel Murmurations (New York Premiere) Shostakovich Chamber Symphony, op. 110a Bartók Divertimento Bask in the “warm glow” of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (New York Times), the “passionate and refined” conductor-less band of strings (Washington Post). This all-star assembly of major orchestra principals, soloists, and leading chamber musicians doesn’t happen often, so don’t miss their only New York performance this season.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, East Coast Chamber Orchestra performs works by Shostakovich, Bartók, Dvořák

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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: Proteo Media + Performance, Matty Davis and Ben Gould, Rina Casero Espiritu
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, February 12, 2018, 02/12/2018, Experiments in Dance
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