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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 26, 2018?

31 free events take place on February 26 in New York City. 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!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out February 26 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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31 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on February 26, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Making Our Thoughts Clear: The Role of Language in the Pursuit of Self-Knowledge
free events nyc Broadway’s Future: Lee Tannen
free events nyc Zola's Laboratory: Writer in Trouble
free events nyc Stephen Chbosky's Wonder (2017): Child with Differences
free events nyc Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
free events nyc Bach at One Concert
free events nyc Body Blast: Dance and Sculpt
free events nyc Gianluca Migliarotti's Driving Dreams (2016): Dazzling Italian Cars
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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 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Film | Stephen Chbosky's Wonder (2017): Child with Differences


Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic. The incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 113 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Films, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Stephen Chbosky's Wonder (2017): Child with Differences

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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Tours, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

Concert | Lunchtime Organ Recital


Take a 30-minute break for your soul. Organist: Bryan Dunnewald, Assistant Organist, Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, Philadelphia
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Lunchtime Organ Recital

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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Tours, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, 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
1:00 pm
Free
Tours, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


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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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | Andrés Di Tella's 327 Notebooks (2015): Documentary on Argentinian Author Ricardo Piglia


Celebrated contemporary Argentinian author Ricardo Piglia is the subject of Andrés Di Tella’s fascinating portrait film. Rejecting a conventional style, Di Tella created a more intimate approach by encouraging his friend’s recollections about his life and art by asking him to look back through the 327 diaries he had recorded since the age of sixteen. 76 min. With a Q&A with Andrés Di Tella, hosted and moderated by Deirdre Boyle, Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Andrés Di Tella's 327 Notebooks (2015): Documentary on Argentinian Author Ricardo Piglia

Classical Music | Bach at One Concert


Program: Bach: Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut, BWV 173 Erwünschtes Freudenlicht, BWV 184 Trinity Baroque Orchestra and soloists from The Choir of Trinity Wall Street: Molly Netter, Madeline Healey, Melissa Attebury, Clifton Massey, Timothy Hodges, Brian Giebler, Paul An, and Edmund Milly; Julian Wachner, conductor
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Bach at One Concert

City Walk | Lower Manhattan Tour


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 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Lower Manhattan Tour

Film | John Berry's Claudine (1974): Harlem Love Affair


Stars: Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs. In the 1970s Harlem, garbage collector Roop feels intimidated by the idea of dating Claudine who is a single mother of six on welfare. 92 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, John Berry's Claudine (1974): Harlem Love Affair

Film | Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017): Famous WW2 Rescue


Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance. Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. 106 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017): Famous WW2 Rescue

Workshop | Introduction to Patents


This class provides an overview of patent concepts, including the 3 kinds of patents, and a comparision with other types of intellectual property protection. It covers the basic requirements for obtaining a United States patent. It emphasizes patent search, particularly by going beyond simple keyword searching to search by patent classification with the free search tools available from the US Patent andTrademark Office and the European Patent Office.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Introduction to Patents

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 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s: Guided Tour of the Exhibition

Lecture | Vulnerability and Health


Biological insights from epigenomics can help us better understand how social factors ‘get under the skin’ to affect disease outcomes and pattern health disparities. This systems science approach linking ecological, biological, and social research can support the design of more effective health interventions for persistent health disparities. Addressing vulnerability in population health allows for effective communication of findings from social epidemiology to health practitioners, policymakers, communities. Speaker Yi-Ching Ong is Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Vulnerability and Health

Workshop | Body Blast: Dance and Sculpt


Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free
Workshops, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Body Blast: Dance and Sculpt

Author Reading | Joshua B. Freeman discusses his book Behemoth: The Factory and the Making of the Modern World


Joshua B. Freeman, Distinguished Professor of History, Queens College, in conversation with Steven Greenhouse, Former Labor Reporter, New York Times.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Joshua B. Freeman discusses his book Behemoth: The Factory and the Making of the Modern World

Discussion | Disrupt Climate Injustice


A focus on climate change and its implications, particularly the unequal and devastating impacts on the most vulnerable and least responsible communities around the globe. Jainey Bavishi, Director of the NYC Office of Recovery and Resiliency, joins Michelle DePass, Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center and Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, to discuss the importance of climate action, how to create just solutions for climate change problems, and the role of government and civil society in achieving climate justice.      
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Disrupt Climate Injustice

Lecture | Making Our Thoughts Clear: The Role of Language in the Pursuit of Self-Knowledge


We often make our thoughts clear to ourselves in the process of putting them into words. In this lecture I introduce a new puzzle about this process—one that’s reminiscent of the famous paradox about inquiry in Plato’s Meno. The puzzle is that, on the one hand, coming to know what we're thinking seems to require finding words that would express our thought; yet, on the other hand, finding such words seems to require already knowing what we're thinking. Lecturer Eli Alshanetsky is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Lectures, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Making Our Thoughts Clear: The Role of Language in the Pursuit of Self-Knowledge

Concert | Broadway’s Future: Lee Tannen


A monthly series where we introduce you to new music by an emerging Broadway composer/ lyricist with performances by Broadway vocalists in partnership with Arts and Artists of Tomorrow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Concerts, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Broadway’s Future: Lee Tannen

Film | Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde (1967): Oscar-Winning Biopic


Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard. Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks. 111 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde (1967): Oscar-Winning Biopic

Discussion | Theater Talks: Theater-In-Black in Harlem


The history of theater in Harlem has been long and illustrious. This free-ranging conversation will touch upon the legacies of theater companies that include W.E.B. Du Bois and Regina Anderson’s KRIGWA; and Langston Hughes and Louise Thompson’s Suitcase Theater on the development of successive companies that include those developed by Amiri Baraka, Gertrude Jennette, Barbara Ann Teer, Voza Rivers, and Jamal Joseph.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Theater Talks: Theater-In-Black in Harlem

Discussion | Coding While Black: Artificial Intelligence, Computing, and Data an a Racialized World


Race is inscribed in every detail of our lives, determining where and how we live, speak, write, move, sense, and encounter one another. So it stands to reason that the technologies that mediate, as Ta-Nehisi Coates might say, “between the world and me,” are also generated by the constraints and expectations of race. In this conversation, Charlton McIlwain (Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication and author of the forthcoming book with Oxford, Black Software: The Internet and Racial Justice, From the Afronet to Black Lives Matter and Stephanie Dinkins (Artist and Associate Professor of Art at Stony Brook University) discuss what artificial intelligence, big data, hashtags, Internet memes, and digital assistants tell us about being Black in the 21st century—and what they might portend for our future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Coding While Black: Artificial Intelligence, Computing, and Data an a Racialized World

Lecture | Passions for Interests: Water and Rural Political Belonging in America


The world faces a water crisis, with the United Nations predicting a 40% global water deficit by 2030. Recent water struggles in the United States, from Standing Rock to Flint to California’s droughts, exemplify a broader cultural politics whereby group s come to understand and assess one another through their relations to water. In the Florida Everglades, the world’s largest ecosystem restoration project is underway and has as its policy goal “getting the water right.” There, as across America, political analysis focus on so-called stakeholders and interest groups.  This presentation brings together two twenty-first-century examples of everyday politics in a mostly drained rural region of the Florida Everglades: the headline-grabbing proposed buyout of a major sugar corporation by the State of Florida for purposes of Everglades restoration; and a major Seminole Tribe of Florida water conservation project. The economist A.O. Hirschman, in his influential book The Passions and the Interests (1977), explained how early proponents of capitalism struggled to reconcile the relationship of passions to interests. The political anthropology of interests presented in this lecture highlights their production and (in)commensuration in relation to water and capitalism. The goal is to think through and, hopefully, beyond the passion for “interests” in scholarly and popular understandings of American political life.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Passions for Interests: Water and Rural Political Belonging in America

Film | Mads Brügger's The Ambassador (2011): Corruption the the Central African Repblic


A highly controversial documentary on corruption in the Central African Republic. Armed with hidden cameras and black-market diplomatic credentials, film-maker Mads Brügger transforms himself into an outlandish caricature of a European-African consul. As he immerses himself in the life-threatening underworld of nefarious bureaucrats, Brügger encounters blood diamond smuggling, bribery, and even murder.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Mads Brügger's The Ambassador (2011): Corruption the the Central African Repblic

Film | Gianluca Migliarotti's Driving Dreams (2016): Dazzling Italian Cars


The first film dedicated to the men who conceived some of the most remarkable and visionary car designs of the 20th Century. The designers of an era that many call the Italian Automotive Renaissance. It features a series of interviews of leading men of the field accompanied with stellar imagery of their projects and cars, shot to capture the finest detail and emotion. Their story is kept alive, burgeoning with the passion of thousands of ardent followers and enthusiasts. It is a film that celebrates true creativity, passion and beauty. 52 min. In Italian with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Films, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Gianluca Migliarotti's Driving Dreams (2016): Dazzling Italian Cars

Staged Reading | Zola's Laboratory: Writer in Trouble


Paris, 1873. Emile Zola turns to his philosophical mentor scientist Claude Bernard to help save his stage production of Therese Raquin. Big mistake. Written by Robert Lyons.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Staged Readings, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Zola's Laboratory: Writer in Trouble

Party | The Relic Launch Party


Hosted by Internet Celebrities’ Dallas Penn, Urbanime will preview its highly anticipated graphic novel, Relic. The night will feature a panel discussion/Q&A with the creators of the comic moderated by Dallas. The night will be rounded out with a listening session of music from the Relic EP (featuring music by the Underachievers, Taylor Bennet, Melo Makes Music) and a DJ set by Greg Poole. .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Partys, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, The Relic Launch Party

Lecture | Plunder: The Origins of Modern Art


Below is the description of the lecture on the College's site: From the beginning, art has been imperialism’s preferred terrain. Much has been written about the impoverishment of different cultures whose artistic treasures were expropriated to enrich Western aristocracies and embellish Western museums. What will be the meaning of modern art if we consider this plunder its origin? Speaker Ariella Azoulay is a Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Comparative Literature at Brown University, a film essayist, and an independent curator of archives and exhibitions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Plunder: The Origins of Modern Art

Concert | The Mannes American Composers Ensemble


PROGRAM: JOHN ORFE: Dowland Remix PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN: Song Play Company SALVATORE SCIARRINO: Le Voci Sottovetro Founded by Mannes faculty composer Lowell Liebermann, MACE (The Mannes American Composers Ensemble) is a large ensemble which focuses on the music of living American composers. MACE not only presents works by iconic American masters such as John Adams and Elliott Carter, but also cutting-edge works by up and coming composers. The ensemble aims to embrace as broad a view possible of the incredibly diverse and vital landscape of contemporary American Music. This concert will be conducted by Alan Pierson.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, The Mannes American Composers Ensemble

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 Atwell, Jasmine Hearn, Millie Kapp & Matt Shalzi, Shannon Yu
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, February 26, 2018, 02/26/2018, Experiments in Dance
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