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31 free events take place on Friday, February 15 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 today, tonight, tomorrow and 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 15 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!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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Fri, February 15, 2019
31 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

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Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | How to organize your job campaign


The whole process of a job campaign is unfamiliar, unpleasant and ambiguous. It does not have to be so burdensome and can be approached following simple steps using your strengths. Coach Win Sheffield will present simple ways to: * Keep track of priorities and make good use of your time * Learn about the job market as you go along * Get the support you need * Get back on track when plans don’t go as planned.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, How to organize your job campaign

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Bach at Noon

Film | The Blues Brothers (1980): Musical comedy on trying to save a church 


Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. 133 min. Director: John Landis. Starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway.  The Blues Brothers is set in and around Chicago, Illinois, where it was filmed. The film in total grossed $57,229,890 domestically and $58,000,000 in foreign box offices for a total of $115,229,890.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, The Blues Brothers (1980): Musical comedy on trying to save a church&nbsp;

Tour | Grand Central and Its Neighborhood 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 historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour

Master Class | Concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra


Violonist Vesko Eschkenazy has performed as soloist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Monte Carlo Philharmonic, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Mexico City Symphony, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Bach Chamber Orchestra – Berlin to name a few. He has taken part in concerts alongside Montserrat Caballe, Placido Domingo, Alexis Weissenberg, Yuri Bashmet, and Mstislav Rostropovich and has played under the direction of Mariss Jansons, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly, Kurt Masur, Sir Colin Davis, Carlo-Maria Giulini, Seiji Ozawa, and Emil Tchakarov.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Film | Book Club (2018): Four Friends Read Fifty Shades of Grey Starring Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda


Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading Fifty Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. 103 min. Directed by Bill Holderman. Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen. Book Club grossed $68.6 million in the United States and Canada, and $21.2 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $89.8 million, against a production budget of $10 million. Principal photography began in August 2017 around Santa Clarita, California.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Book Club (2018): Four Friends Read Fifty Shades of Grey Starring&nbsp;Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda

Film | Destination Wedding (2018): Romantic Comedy Starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder


The story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, Lindsay and Frank, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves. 90 min. Director: Victor Levin. Starring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Dj Dallenbach. Production for Destination Wedding wrapped in central California in August 2017. It was released on August 31, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Films, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Destination Wedding (2018): Romantic Comedy Starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder

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 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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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Workshops, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Concert | Pipes at One Organ Recital


Organist Janet Yieh has performed concert tours throughout the United States and across the globe, with highlights including New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Washington’s National Cathedral, Yale University’s Woolsey Hall, Taipei's Aletheia University Chapel, Malaysia’s St. Thomas’s Cathedral, and Japan’s Momoyama St. Andrew’s University Chapel. She has appeared in collaboration with the Paul Winter Consort, the Washington Chorus at the Kennedy Center, and Trinity’s NOVUS NY orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Weekly recitals showcasing the new organ, featuring New York City's leading organists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Pipes at One Organ Recital

Film | 1776 (1972): Musical drama based on a Broadway play


A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence. 141 min. Director: Peter H. Hunt. Starring William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard. The screenplay by Peter Stone was based on his book for the 1969 Broadway musical of the same name. 1776 was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Harry Stradling Jr. was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, 1776 (1972): Musical drama based on a Broadway play

Film | Passengers (2016): Awakening Ninty Years Early


A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early. 116 min. Director: Morten Tyldum. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen. The film received two nominations for Best Original Score and Best Production Design at the 89th Academy Awards. It grossed $303 million worldwide, becoming the third-biggest original live-action U.S. release of 2016.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Passengers (2016): Awakening Ninty Years Early

Film | Topkapi (1964): A heist in Istanbul for Sultan's dagger


A conman gets mixed up with a group of thieves who plan to rob an Istanbul museum to retrieve a jewelled dagger. 120 min. Director: Jules Dassin. Starring Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell. Peter Ustinov won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie. Topkapi was shot on location in Istanbul, Turkey, in Kavala, Greece, and in Paris at the Boulogne-Billancourt Studios.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Topkapi (1964): A heist in Istanbul for Sultan's dagger

Film | Home (2015): 3D animation starring the voices of Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez


An alien on the run from his own people makes friends with a girl. He tries to help her on her quest, but can be an interference. 94 min. Director: Tim Johnson. Starring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez. Home grossed $177.4 million in North America and has grossed $208.6 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $386 million. Besides lending her voice to the film, Rihanna also created a concept album of the same name. The soundtrack includes guest vocals from Jennifer Lopez, among others, was supported by two singles, "Towards the Sun" and "Feel the Light".
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Films, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Home (2015): 3D animation starring the voices of Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez

Film | Timpani Master Class


Percussionist Nick Woud joined the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 22, first as percussionist and in 1984 as Principal Timpanist. In May 2002 Woud won the RCO auditions unanimously and joined the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. Timpani or kettledrums are musical instruments in the percussion family. A type of drum, they consist of a membrane called a head stretched over a large bowl traditionally made of copper.
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Film | Documentary: Out at Work (1997): The struggle of Lgbt workers against discrimination


Out At Work chronicles the stories of three workers who seek workplace safety, job security and benefits for gay and lesbian workers. One is a lesbian who became politically active after being fired from Cracker Barrel restaurant in Georgia. One is a gay man who worked with his union to fight harassment in an auto factory in Detroit. One is a New York Public Library employee who sought health benefits for his partner. 56 min. Directors: Kelly Anderson, Tami Gold. Starring Nat Keitt, Cheryl Summerville, Ron Woods.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Documentary:&nbsp;Out at Work (1997): The struggle of Lgbt workers against discrimination

Workshop | How To Write A LinkedIn Summary


Creating a LinkedIn profile is a "must", particularly for job-seekers. It's also a "must" that your profile includes a summary of 2,000 characters located below the headline. Unlike a resume, a LinkedIn Summary is often written in the 1st person. It's a place to tell your story, show some humor, chat about interests, explain a career change, flaunt a testimonial, etc. Sherry Natkow will be present to share tips to write a well-developed LinkedIn summary. Career specialist and resume writer Sherry Natkow is helping job seekers, one-on-one, work smarter on their job search, and move faster to new employment opportunities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, How To Write A LinkedIn Summary

Lecture | What Infrastructure Assumes: Digital Humanities and Critical Infrastructure Studies


What have been the main approaches to and influences on the study of infrastructure that now makes it of such compelling social, cultural, and humanistic—as well as technical and politico-economic—interest? How does digital humanities infrastructure contribute to that larger frame of concern? In this talk, Alan Liu (UC Santa Barbara) positions the digital humanities in relation to current "critical infrastructure studies." Liu concludes by thinking generally about infrastructural agency and its mode of being in common with human and other beings. Infrastructure is assumed, but it also assumes. What do digital humanists assume in positioning their work as partly, but crucially, infrastructural?
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Lectures, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, What Infrastructure Assumes: Digital Humanities and Critical Infrastructure Studies

Concert | 3 Folk Music Acts


5:30 pm Caitlin Mahoney - Acoustic/indie-pop 6:05 pm Boy Girl Banjo - Americana-pop 6:40 pm Thurston Ray - Soulful singer-songwriter
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Concerts, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, 3 Folk Music Acts

Author Reading | The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers


Bridgett M. Davis on her singular memoir highlighting "the outstanding humanity of black America" that tells the story of one unforgettable mother, her devoted daughter, and the life they lead in the Detroit numbers of the 1960s and 1970s (James McBride).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers

Lecture | 1850-1865: US Foreign Policy, Logistics and Gunpowder


A talk by Major David Lambert of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | All the Rage: Interpretations of African Diaspora Experiences


Rosamond S. King is an award-winning creative and critical writer and performer who draws on reality to create non-literal, culturally and politically engaged interpretations of African diaspora experiences. She will give a performative reading from her collection-in-progress, All the Rage. Her goal is to make people feel, wonder, and think, usually in that order.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, All the Rage: Interpretations of African Diaspora Experiences

Play | Bike America: A Multigenerational Odyssey to Discover Our Obsession with Happiness


Mike Lew's play peddles the audience along a cross-country bike trip from Boston to California, with stops in big cities and small towns along the way. Feckless heroine Penny is looking to bring more meaning into her life, to find a lifestyle that suits her and a town that feels like a home... so she drops her clingy boyfriend in Beantown and takes off for Santa Barbara. Along the way she befriends a colorful crew of bikers: Ryan, the health nut biking instructor; Tim Billy, the innocent wanderer; Annabel and Rorie, the badass activists seeking to get gay-married in every state they hit on the trip; and the mysterious Man with the Van who carries their stuff.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Plays, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Bike America: A Multigenerational Odyssey to Discover Our Obsession with Happiness

Concert | Pianist Who Performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and more


Pianist Margaret Mills has performed in Carnegie Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Merkin Concert Hall in New York City and at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She made her London debut in Wigmore Hall followed by performances in Berlin, Munich, Heidelberg and other German cities. She has also preformed in Beijing and Shanghai, China. More recently, she presented solo recitals in Rome, Italy and Paris, France.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Pianist Who Performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and more

Poetry Reading | Sea of Mirrors: Korean Poetry in Translation


An evening of Korean poetry in translation with Kim Hyesoon, a groundbreaking feminist poet and one of the most influential contemporary poets of South Korea. Her latest poetry collection, The Autobiography of Death, is a breathtaking collective elegy inspired by the Sewol Ferry Disaster of April 2014, and a narration performed as a "sea of mirrors," summoning Korea's ghosts and roaming spirits.  She’ll be in conversation with Korean-American poet Don Mee Choi, her English translator, and Jeffrey Yang, poet and Poetry Editor at New Directions. Together they’ll discuss translation, the "expelled tongues" of Korean women poets who invent new language outside of Korean literary conventions, and the book's relationship to Korean Shamanism. Don’t miss this rare chance to see one of Korea’s most important living poets and imaginative writers in conversation with her translator and editor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Sea of Mirrors: Korean Poetry in Translation

Concert | Works by Broadway Composers


Soprano Katherine Copland and pianist Marc Peloquin perform the music of living American Broadway composers including Jason Robert Brown (b.1970) and John Kander (b.1927). Lyric soprano Katherine Copland was most recently featured as Pallas Athena in The Judgment of Paris by Eccles, with harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper and orchestra, for the Washington Square Music Festival in New York City. New York Times hailed pianist Marc Peloquin's "energetic approach" and described his performances as "refreshing and alive". His appearances have taken him from the Palacio de Belles Artes in Mexico City, the American Academy in Rome, Germany's Darmstadt Festival and the Cultural Center of Roubaix, France, to Merkin Concert Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and Bargemusic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Works by Broadway Composers

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, An Evening of Standup Comedy

Jazz | Gammy-Nominated New Swing Sextet: Latin Jazz, Salsa and Pop


Emerging from the excitement and turbulence of 1960s New York City, the New Swing Sextet has been a popular and innovative exponent of Latin jazz, salsa, and pop music for over five decades. After professionally debuting at the last New York World’s Fair (1964), the band went on to have a long history of making music on the streets of New York. These true old-school pioneers of music and Grammy nominees are now celebrating a landmark anniversary with the release of their new album, Lo Que Te Traigo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Gammy-Nominated New Swing Sextet: Latin Jazz, Salsa and Pop

Classical Music | Tchaikovsky Competion Winner Performs works by Beethoven and Samuel Adler


HaeSun Paik, piano; New York Classical Players (NYCP); Dongmin Kim, conductor. Program Samuel Adler (b.1928) Concertino No. 3 Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 Pianist HaeSun Paik has been hailed as a “sensitive and thinking musician first and an awesome technician second” (Los Angeles Times) with a “big and individual personality” (New York Times), whose performances are “a wonder — elastic, mercurial, charged with meaning, surprising” (Boston Globe) and “a rare example of technique actually serving both idea and feeling, head and heart” (Musical America). Having garnered top prizes at international piano competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth, Leeds, William Kapell, and the Tchaikovsky, Ms. Paik has performed concerts around the world in solo recitals, concerti with orchestras, and chamber music ensembles. New York Classical Players (NYCP) is the region’s only professional orchestra sharing exclusively free performances. Comprised of creative and virtuosic young musicians, NYCP’s adventurous programming shares familiar masterpieces, bold new commissions, and unexpected musical treasures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Concerts, February 15, 2019, 02/15/2019, Tchaikovsky Competion Winner Performs works by Beethoven and Samuel Adler

Play | The Woman / The Man: An Evening of Two One-Act Plays


The Woman / The Man is a theatrical double feature comprised of two Obie-winning plays: Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro and Suzan-Lori Parks’ The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead. Sarah, a young woman living in New York, struggles with her racial identity in Funnyhouse of a Negro. A child born at the intersection of Black and White, Sarah encounters images of her heritage through manifestations of historical figures from Jesus Christ to Queen Victoria to Patrice Lumumba in Kennedy’s dreamlike portrait of what it means to be a Woman of Color in America. In The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead, Black Man is trapped in a perpetual state of execution. Set in “the great hole” in American History, the legacies and lives of forgotten and omitted African American men and women remain unheard and unseen. Echoes of Black American culture and stereotypes are personified in Parks’ surreal narrative of the historical repetition of racial inequality.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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