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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 16, 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! 37 free events take place on February 16 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 16 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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37 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on February 16, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc French Music for Winds and Piano: Debussy, Poulenc, and More
free events nyc Tito Puente Jr.: Continuing a Mambo Legacy
free events nyc Lunar New Year: 19th New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival
free events nyc Trust, Anger, Resentment: On Blame and the Economy of Disesteem
free events nyc Allan Sekula and Noël Burch's The Forgotten Space (2010): Our Devastated Oceans
free events nyc 6: Pondering Extinction
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Conference |


Does the presence of criminal organizations always lead to insecurity, violence, and disorder? The premise of this conference is that criminal organizations engage in surprisingly diverse forms of institution building that produce equally different forms of governance. Criminal governance challenges many of our core assumptions about the underpinnings of democracy, the nature of the State, and the conditions that produce order and development. During the conference a diverse group of scholars will present cutting-edge research on the ways that criminal groups govern territories, economies, communities, and political processes. Panels will focus on the origins, dynamics, and consequences of governance by mafias, gangs, drug trafficking organizations and other criminal groups in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and North America.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Criminal Governance in Comparative Perspective

City Walk |


This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

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This hourlong class includes a gentle hatha/vinyasa flow with a focus on breathwork and meditation to assist practitioners in going deeper into the body and mind. This inquiry will seek to create more flexibility and allow movement of energy to ultimately find more grounding and presence, in class and throughout the day.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Yoga and Breathwork

City Walk |


Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Manhattan Street Art Tour

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Celebrate the first day of the Lunar New Year at the Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival! There will be performances and vendors.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
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Festivals, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Lunar New Year: 19th New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival

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 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Bach at Noon

Tour |


Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban explorer, historian, and storyteller Justin Ferate. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour

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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 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

Film |


Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden. An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop. 95 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964): Scathing Black Comedy

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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Tours, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul. When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devotes his life to proving Colin's innocence. 94 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Matt Ruskin's Crown Heights (2017): Wrongfully Imprisoned

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Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Edgar Wright's Baby Driver (2017): Getaway Expert

Classical Music |


Program: Boulez: Anthèmes II Saariaho: Frises, Mvmnts I-IV Lara Lewison is a sophomore. She studies violin with Maja Cerar through the Music Performance program. She was a violin fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center this past summer and will be returning this summer. In the city, she has performed at Weill Hall at Carnegie, the Lincoln Center Rose Studio, Symphony Space, and on the campus. Taylor Brook is a Canadian composer living in New York, writing and producing music for concert, film, theater and dance. Brook studied composition with Brian Cherney, Luc Brewaeys, George Lewis, Fred Lerdahl, and Georg Friedrich Haas. Described as “gripping” and “engrossing” by the New York Times, his compositions have won numerous awards and prizes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Violin Works by Boulez, Saariaho

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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Tours, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Harlem Tour

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New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour

Film |


Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth. A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Ava DuVernay's Oscar Winner Selma (2014): MLK in Alabama

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Stars: Rosalind Russell, Alec Guinness, Ray Danton. A gentle love story about a Japanese businessman and widower, and a Brooklyn widow. But before a happy ending can ensue, they must learn again the lessons of tolerance, kindness and forgiveness. 156 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Mervyn LeRoy's A Majority of One  (1961): Oldsters Find Love Again

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Stars: Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Vincent D'Onofrio. A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened pro at the California Highway Patrol, though the newbie soon learns his partner is really an undercover Fed investigating a heist that may involve some crooked cops. 100 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Dax Shepard's CHIPS (2017): Motorcycle Cop Comedy

Lecture |


Speaker James Cuno draws fire when arguing against the repatriation of some museum artifacts. This event examines his view that cultural property should be recognized as the legacy of humankind, and it engages the urgent and controversial debate around antiquities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Cultural Heritage in Conflict Zones: Protecting the Past for the Future

Master Class |


Marc Damoulakis joined The Cleveland Orchestra in August 2006 and was appointed to the principal percussion chair in 2013. He is currently a faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music and DePaul University in Chicago. Damoulakis also holds the title of principal percussionist of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and will be featured as a soloist during their 2017 season. He regularly performs as an artist with ChamberFest Cleveland.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Marc Damoulakis, Percussionist

Tour |


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 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

Lecture |


Blame is naturally understood in terms of reactive attitudes such as resentment. These attitudes, in turn, are responsive to reasons, i.e. considerations that make them fitting or appropriate. It seems to follow that the conditions of blame are in place whenever a person has been wronged by another—just as it is appropriate to withdraw trust whenever someone has betrayed the confidence we had invested in them. But this analogy between resentment and the withdrawal of trust neglects the affective dimension of blame, its connection to anger. With: Jay Wallace (UC Berkeley)
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3:30 pm
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Lectures, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Trust, Anger, Resentment: On Blame and the Economy of Disesteem

Concert |


Program: arr. Darmon Meader The Star-Spangled Banner arr. Darmon Meader America the Beautiful U2 MLK Eleanor Daley In Remembrance Robert Ray He Never Failed Me Yet arr. Moses Hogan Elijah Rock Frank Ticheli Earth Song Thomas Tallis Tallis' Canon Michael Engelhardt I Will Sing Keith Hampton True Light Chester L. Alwes Irish Blessing With: Champaign Centennial High School Choir (Champaign, IL)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Choral Concert: Works by Tallis, U2, and More

Classical Music |


Kevin Quill, Trumpet  4:00PM Tristan Teo, Piano  4:00PM Sergio Muñoz Leiva, Viola  6:00PM Jin Wen Sheu, Violin  6:00PM Jake Darnell, Percussion  8:00PM Yilan Zhao, Piano  8:00PM Lauren Siess, Viola  8:00PM
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Student Recitals

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5:30 pm  Jason Howell (pictured) - Acoustic folk Americana 6:05 pm  Sean Lee - Acoustic power pop 6:40 pm  Heather Eatman - Indie singer/songwriter
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Concerts, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, 3 Folk Music Acts

Film |


The main subject of The Forgotten Space is the ocean, not as a traditional site of romantic or surrealist adventure, but in its contemporary and invisible role as a buttress of global capitalism. Focusing on the harbors of Los Angeles, Rotterdam, Bilbao, and Hong Kong, the film shows how cargo containers have transformed maritime shipping into an instrument of labor exploitation and environmental devastation. 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Films, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Allan Sekula and Noël Burch's The Forgotten Space (2010): Our Devastated Oceans

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Rodolfo Llinás will examine the historical development of imaging of the nervous system, and the interpretation of the images observed, from Cajal’s time to the present day.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Santiago Ramon y Cajal and the Enchanted Loom

Conference |


This year’s Scholar and Feminist Conference will bring together a broad community of thinkers and organizers to grapple with the ever-deepening penetration of surveillance practices into everyday life, and ways to engage in self-defense against the militarized, racist police state's demands for constant access in the name of "security" and public order. Sessions will focus on technologies of surveillance and self-defense; the normalization of the in/security state; and medical-legal surveillance. Keynote speaker Simone Brown, author of Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, will open the conference by grounding us in the prescient and deeply entrenched legacies of anti-black racism and white supremacy in state, social, and capitalist systems.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Subverting Surveillance: Strategies to End State Violence

Lecture |


A lecture by Maj. Ben Griffin U.S. Military Academy at West Point
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Capturing War: Veterans and Fiction

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LiveSOUNDS features free performances by faculty and their guests on Fridays throughout the school year. It presents a cross section of a diverse and creative community of faculty members who are deeply committed to excellence and professionalism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Faculty Recital: Hugh Sam, piano

Gallery Talk |


Much of the art at the museum is centuries old, but provides fresh perspectives on our world today. Take part in a guided tour experience to learn more about the exquisite objects found throughout the galleries. Open your mind to new ideas, and access art through dialogue and close observation with a trained educator. Tours last approximately forty-five minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Friday Night Tour: Exhibition Highlights

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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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7:00 pm
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Plays, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, 6: Pondering Extinction

Classical Music |


This concert that shines a light on the school’s gifted faculty. Bassoon faculty member Gili Sharett performs a concert of French music for winds and piano featuring Erin Gustafson on obe, and clarinetist Anthea Jackson her colleagues from the Ariel Winds Quartet. They will be joined by piano faculty member Tania Tachkova in a program of music composed by Jean Philippe Rameau – Vier Stuke, Jacques Ibert, Georges Auric, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Pierné, and Francis Poulenc.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, French Music for Winds and Piano: Debussy, Poulenc, and More

Comedy Club |


With Fish Out of Agua author / storyteller Michele Carlo (Radio Free Brooklyn), Leighann Lord (co-host of National Geographic Channel's Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson), Dave Lester (SIRIUS XM) and Charles McBee (MTV & NY Comedy Festival).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, No Name Comedy/Variety Show

Concert |


An incomparable mambo legacy lives on with Tito Puente Jr. and his band, who will keep the dance floor jumping all night long. Determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father, Tito Puente Jr. has become an audience favorite across the world, performing more than 300 shows over the past five years. On his critically acclaimed new album, Got Mambo?, Tito Jr. uses the music of the past to inspire a new creative direction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Tito Puente Jr.: Continuing a Mambo Legacy

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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Lab Chorus Recital 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  MSM Composers Orchestra
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Student Recitals

Jazz |


Raymar and special musical guests.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 16, 2018, 02/16/2018, Debbie Kane Raymar, Jazz Vocalist
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