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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 17, 2019?

15 free events take place on Sunday, February 17 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 17 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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Sun, February 17, 2019
15 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Sunday, February 17, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour
free events nyc Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time
free events nyc Tchaikovsky Competition Winner Performs Concertos by Beethoven and more
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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 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

City Walk | Williamsburg Walk


Moderate pace. Approx 6-8 miles. Time 5-7 hours including lunch. Walk over Queensboro Bridge going through Greenpoint and Williamsburg and over the Williamsburg bridge. Optional (possibly late) lunch in gentrified section of Williamsburg at Whole Foods. There are many restaurants near Whole foods. Bring water. Call to confirm. Rain or snow on day of walk cancels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Williamsburg Walk

Tour | Flatiron District Walking Tour


A journey through the vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building. Tour guides: Miriam Berman, historian and the author of Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks and New York in Words and Images, a book of New York postcards. Fred Cookinham, historian, author of The Age of Rand: Imagining an Objectivist Future World. Mike Kaback, a native New Yorker, has an unquenchable enthusiasm for everything about this city. No advance registration is required. This tour repeats every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Flatiron District Walking Tour

City Walk | Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour


The Lower East Side was once the most densely populated neighborhood on the planet. This 10 stop walking tour, will visit some major historical sites of the Jewish Lower East Side, from the late 1800's all the way up until present day. Weaving stories of triumph, heartbreak, and humor together, this tour is at once informative, entertaining, and may put you in the mood for a knish or four.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
City Walks, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour

Tour | Bloomingdale Neighborhood Walking Tour


Explore the history of this part of Upper West Side with local historian Jim Mackin. Here is what http://www.cityneighborhoods.nyc/bloomingdale-district/ says about it: While it is still technically part of the Upper West Side, Manhattan's Bloomingdale District takes its name from its original Dutch settlers. Located between West 96th and West 110th Streets, the Hudson River and Broadway, The Bloomingdale District is an almost-forgotten enclave (and name) in the Upper West Side. Perhaps named for the old Dutch village of Bloemendaal ("valley of flowers"), this neighborhood was once home to the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum. It is likely that the name fell out of disuse to avoid association with the facility. But now, the neighborhood is distinguished enough from the Upper West Side to the south, and Manhattan Valley to the east to warrant its own name - one that hearkens back to its roots, and befitting a scenic, almost "bucolic" city neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Bloomingdale Neighborhood Walking Tour

Discussion | SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks


Feel like we’re in a bad episode of Black Mirror? Is Mr.Robot looking more like a documentary? Between the corporate, state, and civilian threats we face, talking about cybersecurity can be overwhelming and stir up a lot of difficult emotions. This social event from the CyPurr Collective hopes to provide a comfortable space to discuss these anxieties as well as current events in the digital world. Let’s build up our digital-agency and form a critical understand the tech encroaching on our lives. All while enjoying delicious tea and snacks, of course.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks

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
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Plays, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Bike America: A Multigenerational Odyssey to Discover Our Obsession with Happiness

City Walk | Stories from Little Italy


Between 1880-1924, over 4 million Italians immigrated to the United States. Many settled in the neighborhood in downtown Manhattan, where Italian-Americans began to establish a unique culture that mixed the traditions of the old country with the ebbs and flows of their new home. This two hour walking tour visits the churches, restaurants, and infamous locales that have made Little Italy one of America's most enduring and celebrated neighborhoods.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Stories from Little Italy

Classical Music | Works by English and US Composers


The North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz performs works by composers from England and the US. Featured will be works by Peter Aviss, Edna Longoria, Mikhail Johnson and Hilary Tann. Violist Rita Porfiris appears as soloist. About the Performers Since 1980, North/South Chamber Orchestra has garnered widespread praise for its eloquent performances of music by composers of our time. Under the leadership of Max Lifchitz, its founder and director, this adventurous ensemble has brought to the attention of the New York public over 750 different works by composers from every corner of the world. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Harvard University, Max Lifchitz has appeared in concert and recital throughout the US, Latin America and Europe. His CD album devoted to the piano music of México elicited the following comment from Fanfare Magazine: "After several listenings, North/South Recordings No. 1010 is recommended to more than just a specialist audience because of the wide variety of attractive and challenging music that it contains. Lifchitz is a poetic pianist with requisite power to make the many granitic climaxes register. Easily, the most interesting new piano disc so far in 1996."
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Works by English and US Composers

Performance | Marble on Marble: Performance Art


Marble as a material to be shaped and manipulated is daunting. It’s history and place in the world is weighty and patriarchal. It can feign malleability, subtlety, undulation; but it is exclusively rigid. Every time marble becomes a named thing rather than material -  be it a tile, a likeness of a resting body, an ornament on a staircase - it seems self conscious, embarrassed almost. Perhaps it is because the material and the form do not see eye to eye in duration or integrity, so whatever form the stone is obliged to take can only be seen in jest.  The composite stone is made up of recrystallized carbonate minerals that clumped together, mostly slowly, sometimes abruptly through catastrophe. This formation is mindless and mind numbing to think about. I’ve approached this homogeneity with it’s diminutive: clanking the stone with play marbles. The initial clang is a delineation; it distinguishes the edges of form, thus establishing a containment. I imagine the reverberation from the contact point is simultaneously a naming of the contained form and a punctuated blushing at this epithet. Artist Alina Tenser's practice spans sculpture, video, and performance. Moving between these modes of working she is scratching at the same itch- to understand physical form as a transformative and manifold thing.  In her work, Tenser makes and activates objects to show the movement, function, and affordance that characterize the objects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Marble on Marble: Performance Art

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 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Afternoon Organ Meditations

Classical Music | Bach Vespers


Program Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Gott hilf mir, BuxWV 34
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Concerts, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Bach Vespers

Classical Music | Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time


Pianist Nana Shi and ensemble perform Messiaen's (1908-1992) Quartet for the End of Time (1941). Pianist Nana Sh has recently performed with world class musicians such as Joseph Lin, Lucy Shelton, Da Capo Chamber Players, and Momenta Quartet, among others. Based in New York City, her recent engagements include performances at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Roerich Museum, Tenri Cultural Institute, and Chelsea Music Festival. Quartet for the End of Time is a piece of chamber music by the French composer Olivier Messiaen. It was premiered in 1941. The piece is scored for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Messiaen wrote the piece while a prisoner of war in German captivity and it was first performed by his fellow prisoners. It has come to be recognized as one of his most important works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Concerts, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

Classical Music | Tchaikovsky Competition Winner Performs Concertos by Beethoven and more


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 About the Performers Pianist HaeSun Paik, who won the Third Prize at one of the most prestigious piano competition in the world - Tchaikovsky competition, 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
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Tchaikovsky Competition Winner Performs Concertos by Beethoven and more

Cabaret | Cabaret Night


Sing along for friendship, family, and sisterhood during Leslie Knope’s favorite holiday! Featuring tunes from Irving Berlin to Hamilton, this Galentine’s Day Cabaret will have you celebrating the greatest love of all. Starring: Laura Yumi Snell and Jenna Zhu.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 17, 2019, 02/17/2019, Cabaret Night
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