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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 14, 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 14 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 14 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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Wed, February 14, 2018
30 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on February 14, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Violin and Piano Works by Beethoven, Brahms
free events nyc The Bill Wurtzel Trio
free events nyc Vinay Desai + Tejas Tope: Spiral Music
free events nyc Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman's Loving Vincent (2017): Animated Homage to Van Gogh
free events nyc Play-Along: "Adagietto" from Mahler's Fifth Symphony
free events nyc Valentine's Day Movie Marathon
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Tour |


The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Tours, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour

Screening |


Whether you're in love  or feeling love, bring your partner(s), friends, or just yourself to watch some of 1990's finest cinematic Shakespearean reimaginings, and down a cocktail or two (for purchase). Movies and timings tba, but may include: 10 Things I Hate About You (The Taming of the Shrew), Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, She's the Man (Twelfth Night), O (Othello), Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, and Forbidden Planet (The Tempest).  
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
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Screenings, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Valentine's Day Movie Marathon

Workshop |


Learn mindfulness techniques that bring relaxation and effortless focus to challenging situations and relationships.  Mindfulness is the practice of bringing full, non-judgmental awareness to the present moment.  The struggle of searching for a job can be overwhelming at times.  See if the practice of mindfulness meditation and some easy to use on-the-spot techniques can help you during these challenging times. Instructor Laura Jackson has been practising Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UCLA-trained mindfulness facilitator.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Mindfulness for Job Seekers

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Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Wallace Ford. An ambitious factory girl meets a handsome, wealthy lawyer, but he's interested in her as a mistress, not a wife. 76 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Clarence Brown's Possessed (1931): Mistress or Wife?

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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Concerts, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Bach at Noon

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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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Tours, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, 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 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Concert |


Juilliard students share their talent with the community in this free, hour-long lunchtime concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Music for Piano: Juilliard Student Recitals

Classical Music |


Program: Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100 Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat Major ("Archduke"), Op. 97 Featuring Jennifer Chen, Heather Chang, and David Newtown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Violin and Piano Works by Beethoven, Brahms

Park Walk |


Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Central Park Tour - Lower Section

Jazz |


Bill Wurtzel is a renowned guitarist with the experience to play jazz that fits any event or venue. He has performed worldwide with many great jazz artists. Wurtzel's groups have played for countless private affairs featuring mainstream jazz and the Great American Songbook. He is a member of local 802 and is a director of the Jazz Foundation of America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Concerts, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, The Bill Wurtzel Trio

Workshop |


Whether you want to learn key words and phrases for travel or build up fluency for school and work, these beginner-classes resources will make learning French practical, easy, and fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Beginners Class: French

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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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Tours, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

Poetry Reading |


Nothing to do on Valentine’s Day? How about attending this unconventional celebration of the publication of Precarious Work, edited by Alyson Cole and Victoria Hattam? This is staging of a late afternoon performance of anti-love letters to work, precarity, and whatever else those gathered want to disavow on February 14th. Resembling more of a poetry slam than an academic panel—including a video display of the visual essay with work by artists such as Cecilia Vicuña, Katherine Hattam, Sable Elyse Smith, Ellen Koshland, Agatha Gothe-Snape, FEMMO, Guerrilla Girls, Shana Agid, and Dread Scott—the prose and poetry will be followed by a performance by Lady Aye, “sweetheart of the sideshow.” Confirmed “slammers” include: Kathi Weeks, Celina Su, Anne Le Goff, Kellie Jackson, Stephon Lawrence, Sean Hill, Elena Glasberg, Estelle Ferrarese, Fashion Praxis Collective, Victoria Hattam, Alyson Cole, David Brody, Shana Agid, and Meena Alexander.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Precarious Work Slam

Master Class |


Dramatic soprano Susan Neves has been internationally acclaimed in theaters such as the Opera Bastille in Paris, the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, Monte Carlo, and opera houses throughout Italy including l’Arena di Verona, Bologna, Genoa, Parma, and Cagliari.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Susan Neves, Internationally Acclaimed Soprano

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Paper folding fun for ages 7 and older.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Origami Club

Classical Music |


Piano Performance Forum Recital  4:00PM Sonatenabend  6:00PM Christine Wu, Violin  8:00PM
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Student Recitals

Lecture |


In 2015, the United Nations announced a document known as ‘Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, which is built around the Sustainable Development Goals. The Agenda stresses the need to change our development path. Indeed, the existing development models do not fit this new agenda, and several alternatives have been proposed. Among those, the discourse of “green growth” has gained ground in governance deliberations and policy proposals. It is presented as a fresh and innovative agenda centered on the deployment of engineering sophistication, managerial acumen, and market mechanisms to redress the environmental and social derelictions of the current development models. But can the green growth project deliver environmental sustainability, social justice and the achievement of economic life upon a materially finite planet? The presentation will bring examples of cities and focus the discussion on alternative models of urban development.
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Lectures, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Beyond Green Growth

Classical Music |


Does your rush hour need a little more pizazz? This lively concert is sure to create a true rush hour romance just in time for Valentine's Day. Classical music with a piano quintet: Chelsea Smith, violin Doori Na, violin Jeremy Kienbaum, viola/group leader Khari Joyner, cello Adam Rothenberg, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Rush Hour Romance: With Performers from the Juilliard School

Author Reading |


A sparkling introduction to Norman Norell — the first American designer to employ couture techniques, refined workmanship, and luxurious fabrics — whose dresses, coats,and suits were deemed by critics to be “the equal of Paris.” Banks and de La Chapelle will be joined by Norell’s former business partner, Max Bernegger.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Jeffrey Banks and Doria de La Chapelle discuss the book Norell: Master of American Fashion

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Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. Vinay Desai (pictured) began learning santoor, a type of hammered dulcimer, after graduating from college. In India, he studied under Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Takahiro, and Kunal Gunjal. Through tabla and voice, Vinay balances rhythmic and vocal styles in his performances. Tejas Tope has been studying tabla with his guru, Pandit Samir Chatterjee, since the age of five. He has performed on many occasions across the country, and last year completed a tour in India. He has also trained with Ustad Zakir Hussain, and studied pakhawaj, an Indian two-headed drum, with Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma. Tejas is a junior at the NYU Stern School of Business, studying finance and math.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Vinay Desai + Tejas Tope: Spiral Music

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Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk. In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. 94 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:15 pm
Free
Films, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman's Loving Vincent (2017): Animated Homage to Van Gogh

Author Reading |


Deirdre Cooper Owens wrote her book to reveal the historical connections of slavery to the development of professional American women's medicine. She explores how concepts like blackness, health, and biological sameness and difference were shifting as well as being defined by white medical men intent on advancing their careers and "fixing" women's ailments.  As some doctors repaired so-called broken bodies, categories that confined black women to only being thought of as strong were cemented in antebellum medical thought and practice.
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Author Readings, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Deirdre Cooper Owens discusses her book Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology

Lecture |


Coinciding with Brazilian Carnival, this multimedia presentation will look at interaction of Jewish and Brazilian cultures through the lenses of Umbanda, the Afro-Brazilian religion. While Americans and Europeans drew inspiration from alternative spirituality of India and Tibet, Brazilians found a native mystical blend of Umbanda. There were multiple waves of Jewish immigration to Brazil: from Portuguese Crypto Jews of 16th and 17th centuries and Moroccan Jewish Amazon rubber boom workers of late 19th century, to Eastern European immigrants of the 20th century. Each of these waves influenced Umbanda, a syncretic Afro-Brazilian religion that celebrates, among others, the spirits of Jewish rebels, sages, and sex workers. The presentation will include excerpts from video footage of Umbanda spirit possession ceremonies and Brazilian films with Jewish themes. A Q&A will follow. Presenter Alex Minkin is an independent scholar and social activist, focusing his research on Brazilian culture.
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Lectures, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Jewish Spirits in Afro-Brazilian Religions

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Follow Eve and Ben as they navigate their twenties on a winding journey through first jobs, first dates, and first breakups; through first reunions, first betrayals and, maybe, first love. This is When Harry Met Sally reimagined; a charming tale told from two unapologetically original points of view. With an acerbic edge and heartwarming humor, debut novelist Leslie Cohen takes us on a tour of what life looks like when it doesn't go according to plan, and explores the complexity, chaos, and comedy in finding a relationship built to last.    
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Author Readings, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Leslie Cohen reads from her book This Love Story Will Self-Destruct

Discussion |


Louisiana’s State Penitentiary, the largest maximum-security prison in the United States, is also known as “Angola,” as it sits on the site of a former plantation with a slave population originating from Angola, Africa. This panel convenes three photographers and one writer who have made work about the notorious prison in a state that has the highest rate of incarceration of any place in the world. Panelists: Deborah Luster, Zachary Lazar, Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick. Moderated by Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums.
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Discussions, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Seeing Angola: Inside a Notorious Prison

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Six undergraduates spend a summer in an isolated wilderness, studying the surrounding ecosystem under the tutelage of two graduate teaching assistants. As they learn of the five global mass extinctions that life on Earth has suffered in its history, and the sixth that may be upon us, they get to know each other and themselves. Is one of the students an imposter, a so-called eco-terrorist? Is he a hero or a con man? Written by Tim Mason Directed by Jonathan Bolt    
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Plays, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, 6: Pondering Extinction

Classical Music |


Make a Valentine’s Day date with your sweetheart, tune up your strings, and help drown the Library in the sounds of love and romantic passion. As the legend goes, the sublime fourth movement of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony was written as a wordless love letter from the composer to his new, young bride, the infatuating Alma. Among the treasures of the Library’s collections is a copy of the Fifth Symphony, hand-written in lavender pencil by Alma Mahler. The Library invites all string players and harpists to join this community orchestra, led by New York Youth Symphony conductor Michael Repper, and play the famous "love letter" Adagietto, in celebration of Valentine’s Day. See the Library’s Alma Mahler manuscript, plus Leonard Bernstein’s annotated Mahler 5 conductor’s score from the New York Philharmonic archives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Play-Along: "Adagietto" from Mahler's Fifth Symphony

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Jazz Student Composers' Big Band Concert
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Concerts, February 14, 2018, 02/14/2018, Student Recitals
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