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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 16, 2019?

21 free events take place on Saturday, February 16 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 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!

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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Sat, February 16, 2019
21 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Saturday, February 16, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today
free events nyc Runs the Gamut: Exploring the Creative Legacy of Merce Cunningham
free events nyc Bike America: A Multigenerational Odyssey to Discover Our Obsession with Happiness
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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 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Origami Meetup Group


A group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - the ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. Origami, from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word "origami" is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, Origami Meetup Group

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Film | BlacKkKlansman (2018): Comedy crime by Spike Lee


Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. 135 min. Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier. BlacKkKlansman premiered on May 14, 2018, at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix. It was theatrically released in the United States on August 10, 2018, coinciding with the one-year anniversary of the white supremacist Unite the Right rally. The American Film Institute selected it as one of the top 10 films of the 2018 and at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, it earned four nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama. BlacKkKlansman grossed $48.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $39.9 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $88.2 million, against a production budget of $15 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, BlacKkKlansman (2018): Comedy crime by Spike Lee

Workshop | Explore and Interpret (via Art) the Theme or Being Transparent


Explore your creative side with these free art workshops led by teaching artists from the Association of Women Artists. Theme of the month is transparency. Echoing a NAWA (The National Association of Women Artists) Exhibition in Washington DC, the participants are invited to explore and interpret the theme or being transparent in visual, or social, or philosophical or metaphorical sense. The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), the oldest women’s fine art organization in the country, is a vibrant community of professional women artists that strives to support its members and women artists at large through exhibitions, programs and education.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, Explore and Interpret (via Art) the Theme or Being Transparent

Dance Performance | Sword Dance Festival


Half Moon Sword, and their many guests are performing a sword dance show for a weekend of exciting and crowd-pleasing family entertainment.  Sword dancing is a winter celebration practiced in the farming and coal-mining regions of northern England, where the annual visit of the local sword dancers to the village homes was thought to guarantee good luck for the year. The dances are thought to have roots in ancient rituals, traces of which can still be seen in these present-day displays of skill. The Festival will feature both mystical, stately longsword and vigorous rapper sword dancing, with live music on fiddle, accordion, and other instruments. In both types of sword dance, the dancers are linked in a ring by the “swords” they hold in their hands while they work as a team to weave intricate figures and patterns without breaking the circle.  Participating Teams Bouwerie Boys Morris Dancers; New York, New York Dapper Rapper; Sudbury, Massachusetts Half Moon Sword; New York, New York Handsome Molly; Princeton, New Jersey Marlboro Morris and Sword; Brattleboro, Vermont Orion Longsword; Boston, Massachusetts Pocketflyers; Sudbury, Massachusetts Sligo Creek Sword; Washington, DC Toronto Women’s Sword; Toronto, Ontario Vineyard Swordfish; Woods Hole, Massachusetts About Half Moon Sword Half Moon Sword is a New York City sword dance team that has been dancing together since 1981. Their skillful dance displays have gained them a reputation here and in England for precision and fresh interpretations of traditional dances. In recent years the team has performed at the Dance America Rapper Tournament in Amherst, Boston, and Baltimore; at the annual New England Folk Festival in Massachusetts, and at the Marlboro Morris Ale in Vermont. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, Sword Dance Festival

Play | A People's Guide to History in the Time of Here and Now: Two Versions of the Past


Loner and grungy Muslim-American student Jennah has just transferred to a small Michigan high school, and during the weeks immediately following the 2016 election, she struggles to find her place as she embarks on a battle of wills against a popular History and Civics teacher. This student production, written by Rehana Lew Mirza, asks how can we teach history when people have two versions of the present.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, A People's Guide to History in the Time of Here and Now: Two Versions of the Past

Film | A Simple Favor (2018): Comedy drama based on a novel


Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate. 117 min. Director: Paul Feig. Starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding. The movie is based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Darcey Bell. As of January 6, 2019, A Simple Favor has grossed $53.5 million in the United States and Canada, and $43.5 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $97.1 million, against a production budget of $20 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, A Simple Favor (2018): Comedy drama based on a novel

Film | Get Out (2017): Oscar winning horror movie on a disturbing secret


A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point. 104 min. Director: Jordan Peele. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford.  At the 90th Academy Awards, it was nominated for four awards, including Best Picture, and won for Best Original Screenplay.  The film was chosen by the National Board of Review, the American Film Institute and Time as one of the top 10 films of the year. It grossed $255 million worldwide on a $4.5 million budget, with a net profit of $124 million, making it the tenth most profitable film of 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, Get Out (2017): Oscar winning horror movie on a disturbing secret

Film | The Glass Castle (2017): Biographical drama starring Brie Larson and Naomi Watts


A young girl comes of ae in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. 127 min. Director: Destin Daniel Cretton. Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts.  The Glass Castle based on Jeannette Walls' 2005 best selling memoir of the same name. The movie grossed $17.3 million in the United States and Canada and $3.9 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $21.7 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, The Glass Castle (2017): Biographical drama&nbsp;starring Brie Larson and Naomi Watts

Film | The Warriors (1979): A Story On New York Gangs 


In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down. 92 min. Director: Walter Hill. Starring Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright. The Warriors had grossed $16.4 million, well above its estimated $4 million to $7 million budget. The Warriors video game, based on the movie, was released by Rockstar Games on October 17, 2005.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, The Warriors (1979): A Story On New York Gangs&nbsp;

Film | The Wiz (1978): Four time Oscar nominated fantasy starring Michael Jackson


An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience. 134 min. Director: Sidney Lumet. Starring Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Nipsey Russell. The Wiz features Michael Jackson in his first starring theatrical film role. Jackson later starred in films such as Disney's Captain EO in 1986, the anthology film Moonwalker in 1988 and the posthumous documentary This Is It in 2009. "As the audience for blaxploitation dwindled, it seemed as if Car Wash and The Wiz might be the last gasp of what had been a steadily expanding black presence in mainstream filmmaking." New York Times
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, The Wiz (1978): Four time Oscar nominated fantasy starring Michael Jackson

City Walk | Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today


Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Jacobs, James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, Dave Attell, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, and Truman Capote are just a few of the thousands of accomplished artists, writers, radicals, and performers who made their way through Greenwich Village. This tour, primarily focusing on the 1950s onward, visits the hangouts that have defined legendary people and the spirit of this iconic neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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City Walks, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today

Discussion | A Young Artist's Friendships with Harlem Luminaries


Savona Bailey-McClain, curator and radio host will talk with gallerist Spencer Throckmorton and Norberto Rivera on the friendships that Miguel Covarrubias developed with such Harlem luminaries as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Ethel Waters and WC Handy. Covarrubias was enthralled with the Harlem scenes and created many caricatures of common people or for books and magazine.Young Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias appeared on the New York art scene in the 1920s, and his skill as a portrait artist and celebrity caricaturist quickly made him a favorite of magazines. His work was so vogue, in fact, that he would be published regularly in Vanity Fair beginning early in his New York experience, as well as The New Yorker, and the most vogue publication of them all-if in name only-Vogue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, A Young Artist's Friendships with Harlem Luminaries

Workshop | Career Workshop


The event will cover these important aspects of any job search: -Establishing values, skills, long/short term career goals, areas of interest. -Resume/Cover letter (content, formatting, layout). -Job search strategy (job boards, social networking, company research). -Outreach approach (emailing contacts, relationship-building, establishing meaningful connections).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, Career Workshop

Workshop | New York City Food History - Commodities and Consumption


This class is an introduction to the food history of New York City, telling the stories of the edible goods produced, consumed, and venerated in homes and restaurants within the five boroughs. The history of restaurants, the meals of the wealthy and those of the working class, and the foodstuffs on all these plates will be explored. New York City is a city of immigrants, and these diverse groups from around the globe have contributed to a constantly evolving definition of urban food culture. The topic of the first week will be Commodities and Consumption. This is the introduction session to the foods grown, raised and eaten in New York City during various historical periods. What was grown and sold for consumption in the pre-industrial period? How did the value of these foods change in relation to the development of NYC society? How did the changing ethnic demographic of the city impact the foods produced? The Professor: Dr. Shayne Figueroa is a food historian and recently earned her PhD in Food Studies from New York University. Her dissertation examines the social history of the school lunch program in New York City during the postwar period. Shayne has taught undergraduate courses at NYU (Food Issues in Contemporary Society), The New School (Introduction to Food Studies; Kids and Food), and Sterling College (Urban Food Experience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, New York City Food History - Commodities and Consumption

Play | 2 New Plays: Hal / The Tall Ones


The first pair of plays in the New Voices Festival will be Hal, written by Collin McConnell and directed by Joey Rizzolo; and The Tall Ones, written by Miles Orduna and directed by Rebecca Etzine. Presented by the College of Performing Arts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, 2 New Plays: Hal / The Tall Ones

Classical Music | Afternoon Organ Meditations


Diverse programs of music celebrating the great repertoire of the organ. Takes place every Saturday and Sunday from September 9, 2018 to May 26, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, Afternoon Organ Meditations

Festival | Year of Abundance: A Lunar New Year Celebration


Wing on Wo's W.O.W Project and Yellow Jackets Collective bring in the “Year of the Pig” with a family-friendly celebration for the Lower East Side community. Featuring live performances, art activities, karaoke, DJ sets and refreshments from local restaurants.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Festivals, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, Year of Abundance: A Lunar New Year Celebration

Dance Performance | Runs the Gamut: Exploring the Creative Legacy of Merce Cunningham


Merce Cunningham Dance Company alum Silas Riener and undergraduate dance students present a performance and lecture-demonstration of Cunningham’s technique and compositional tools of chance procedure and indeterminacy. Led by Riener, this new generation of dancers will showcase the legendary choreographer’s groundbreaking contributions to the field, and reveal the possibilities that emerge through new experiments. Mercier Philip "Merce" Cunningham (1919 – 2009) was an American dancer and choreographer who was at the forefront of American modern dance for more than 50 years. He is also notable for his frequent collaborations with artists of other disciplines, including musicians John Cage and David Tudor, and artists Robert Rauschenberg and Bruce Nauman. Works that he produced with these artists had a profound impact on avant-garde art beyond the world of dance. As a choreographer, teacher and leader of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Cunningham had a profound influence on modern dance. Many dancers who trained with Cunningham formed their own companies. They include Paul Taylor, Remy Charlip, Viola Farber, Charles Moulton, Karole Armitage, Robert Kovich, Foofwa d'Imobilité, Kimberly Bartosik, Flo Ankah, Jan Van Dyke, Jonah Bokaer, and Alice Reyes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:30 pm
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Dance Performances, February 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, Runs the Gamut: Exploring the Creative Legacy of Merce Cunningham

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 16, 2019, 02/16/2019, Bike America: A Multigenerational Odyssey to Discover Our Obsession with Happiness
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