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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 19, 2019?

31 free events take place on Tuesday, February 19 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 19 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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Discussion | Timely Representation in Child Welfare


The moment a child welfare agent knocks on a parent's door, anything the parent says or does can affect the outcome of their child welfare case. However, legal representation is not provided to families until after they have been interrogated and investigated. The panelists will discuss how this lack of legal support contributes to the high risk of separation families face and how early representation could prevent unnecessary trauma for children and their families. -- Moderator: Anastasia Rivera-Bonilla, Litigation supervisor, Center For Family Representation -- Helen Montalvan, Parent advocate, Neighborhood Defender Services Harlem -- Asia Pena, MSW, family defense Bronx Defenders -- Nancy Fortunato, Parent Advocate, The Institute for Transformative Mentoring, JMacForFamilies -- Nayiesha Terrell, Parent Advocate, The Institute for Transformative Mentoring, JMacForFamilies
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Timely Representation in Child Welfare

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
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Tours, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Plant Drawings


Inspired by the artist Ellsworth Kelly’s plant drawings, come and draw still life plants using a charcoal pencil and draw in a contour line style. Learn to how to use watercolor to bring your drawing to life. Participants will be able to learn a variety of artistic exercises that can be used to help combat creative blocks. You do not need any previous art experience. This workshop is beginner level. Ellsworth Kelly was an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker associated with hard-edge painting, Color Field painting and minimalism. His works demonstrate unassuming techniques emphasizing line, color and form, similar to the work of John McLaughlin and Kenneth Noland.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Plant Drawings

Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Zumba Jumpstart

Workshop | Resume Help


Applying for a job? Update your resume, or even start from sratch. Learn how to craft a resume that will help you land that interview.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Resume Help

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 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, BlacKkKlansman (2018): Comedy crime by Spike Lee

Film | White Boy Rick (2018): Story of a 14 year old FBI informant starring Matthew McConaughey


The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison. 111 min. Director: Yann Demange. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 31, 2018 and was released in the United States on September 14, 2018. White Boy Rick has grossed over $25 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, White Boy Rick (2018): Story of a 14 year old FBI informant starring Matthew McConaughey

Discussion | Is Liberalism Making the World Less Fair? Investor vs. Human Rights in the Global Economy


Liberal legal systems can make economic life predictable, but have a spottier track record protecting the interests of those who lack economic power. Heading into the 2020 political cycle, what role do (or could) US institutions play in aggravating or lessening economic liberalism’s downsides? This is a discussion with three authors on their recent books on this tension. With -- Samuel Moyn is professor of law and history at Yale, and the author of Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World . -- Todd N. Tucker is a political scientist and fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and the author of Judge Knot: Politics and Development in International Investment Law -- Tonya Putnam is associate professor of political science at Columbia University, and the author of Courts without Borders: Laws, Politics, and U.S. Extraterritoriality.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:10 pm
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Discussions, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Is Liberalism Making the World Less Fair? Investor vs. Human Rights in the Global Economy

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
12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Bach at Noon

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 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, 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 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | Concussion (2015): Sports drama based on an article starring Will Smith


In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. Director: Peter Landesman. Starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks. Screenplay is based on the exposé "Game Brain" by Jeanne Marie Laskas, published in 2009 by GQ magazine. Concussion grossed $34.5 million in North America and $14.1 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $48.6 million, against a budget of $35 million. Will Smith earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Concussion (2015): Sports drama based on an article starring Will Smith

Author Reading | Blue-Collar Conservatism: Frank Rizzo’s Philadelphia and Populist Politics


Timothy J. Lombardo is an author and historian with a scholarly focus on modern American urban and political history. His work has appeared in The Journal of Urban History, The Journal of Social History, The Journal of American History, and The Washington Post. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he currently lives in Mobile, Alabama, where he is Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Alabama. Blue-Collar Conservatism is his first book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Blue-Collar Conservatism: Frank Rizzo&rsquo;s Philadelphia and Populist Politics

Author Reading | The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Medicine, and the Great War


The injuries suffered by soldiers during WWI were as varied as they were brutal. How could the human body suffer and often absorb such disparate traumas? Why might the same wound lead one soldier to die but allow another to recover? In The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe, Stefanos Geroulanos (Professor of History) and Todd Meyers (Associate Professor of Anthropology) uncover a fascinating story of how medical scientists came to conceptualize the body as an integrated yet brittle whole. Responding to the harrowing experience of the Great War, the medical community sought conceptual frameworks to understand bodily shock, brain injury, and the vast differences in patient responses they occasioned. Geroulanos and Meyers carefully trace how this emerging constellation of ideas became essential for thinking about integration, individuality, fragility, and collapse far beyond medicine: in fields as diverse as anthropology, political economy, psychoanalysis, and cybernetics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Author Readings, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Medicine, and the Great War

Workshop | Professionals Review Your Resume


A group of Coaching, Recruiting and Human Resources professionals will be available to review resumes. In addition to reviewing individual resumes, all participants will be able to listen to the comments made to others for incorporating in their own resumes.  Light snacks will be served starting at 6:00. The program begins at 6:30. For those who would like to network informally, the room will be available at 5:30.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Professionals Review Your Resume

Workshop | Race, Class, and Gender in Environmental Justice


This five-week course introduces students to the history, concept, and movement of environmental justice. Students will learn about environmental justice from the perspective of race and gender, and study the role of community action in achieving environmental justice. As part of the course, students will identify projects that involve putting environmental justice principles into neighborhood action. The topic of the second week will be Race, Class, and Gender in Environmental Justice. The Professor: José Gálvez Contreras is a PhD candidate in Public and Urban Policy at The New School. His dissertation focuses on the intersection of environmental justice and green jobs. He earned two master’s degrees, one in public and urban policy, and one in environmental law and policy, José has extensive experience in small business development, community organizing, and political engagement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Race, Class, and Gender in Environmental Justice

Workshop | Vinyasa Yoga


This Vinyasa style class is designed to unleash your inner warrior. Light meditation and a Vinyasa flow will help students focus on linking breath to movement, building strength and increasing flexibility; all while calming the mind and relaxing the body. This class is open to all level practitioners from beginner to expert yogi. Please bring your own mat & towel. The Instructor: Maggie Frey is a certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance, having trained & studied at Loom Yoga Bushwick in 2016-17, and has been teaching at NYPL since 2017. Maggie’s classes prioritize proper alignment and breathing while offering introductory poses accessible to all levels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lecture | This Empty World: Photos of the Escalating Destruction of the African Natural World


An evening with world-renowned photographer Nick Brandt as he shares new work from his latest book and project. This Empty World addresses the escalating destruction of the African natural world at the hands of humans, showing a world where, overwhelmed by runaway development, there is no longer space for the animals to survive. The people in the photos are also often helplessly swept along by the relentless tide of 'progress'. Each image is a combination of two moments in time, captured weeks apart, almost all from the exact same locked-off camera position. The result is a genuine and otherworldly look at the collision of man and nature that espouses a hitherto unseen photographic aesthetic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, This Empty World: Photos of the Escalating Destruction of the African Natural World

Talk | An Author and Journalist on the 2016 Election


A conversation with Athena Distinguished Fellow Farai Chideya, author, researcher, and the Journalism Program Officer at the Ford Foundation. Before joining the Ford Foundation, she was a fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, studying media coverage of the 2016 election. During the 2016 election, she was a senior writer covering politics and data at ESPN's FiveThirtyEight. Her tireless commitment to advancing the conversation around, gender, race, and culture has allowed her to challenge cultural conventions, promote diversity, and engage audiences in meaningful conversations about what it means to be alive today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, An Author and Journalist on the 2016 Election

Talk | Artist Talk: Diaspora, Hybridity and Black Female Subjectivity


A talk by artist and critic Lorraine O'Grady, whose installations, performances and texts address issues of diaspora, hybridity and black female subjectivity, with special reference to the role these have played in the history of modernism.
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Discussion | Russia and the US: Here We Go Again…


The US and Russia are revisiting some of the flashpoints of the old US-Soviet rivalry—influence over the direction of Europe, security in the Middle East—and antagonizing each other in Ukraine and Georgia, creating a new conflict corridor in Russia’s own backyard. What do these new/old disagreements tell us about the players? And what do they and the many other points of contention between the two tell us about the global setting nearly 30 years since the disappearance of the Soviet Union? Veterans of the “old” Cold War, Peter Clement, a senior research scholar/adjunct professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and Rick Levitt, adjunct assistant professor, will have a wide-ranging conversation about the key factors driving Russia’s new foreign policy activism, including how much of it is ascribable to an aggressive Vladimir Putin and to what extent, if any, the Russian president’s external policies tells us something about his broader personal agenda. They will also attempt to backtest this apparently personality-driven strategy against traditional Russian national interests.
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Russia and the US: Here We Go Again&hellip;

Author Reading | Smoking Typewriters: The Ideas and Images of the Sixties Underground Press


Drawing from over a decade ofd research, John McMillian discusses how underground newspapers contributed to the growth, organization and decline of the late 1960s American new left.
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Author Readings, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Smoking Typewriters: The Ideas and Images of the Sixties Underground Press

Author Reading | The Art of Losing: Betrayed Twice


On one terrible night, 17-year-old Harley Langston’s life changes forever. At a party she discovers her boyfriend, Mike, hooking up with her younger sister, Audrey. Furious, she abandons them both. When Mike drunkenly attempts to drive Audrey home, he crashes and Audrey ends up in a coma. Now Harley is left with guilt, grief, pain and the undeniable truth that her now ex-boyfriend has a drinking problem. So it’s a surprise that she finds herself reconnecting with Raf, a neighbor and childhood friend who’s recently out of rehab and still wrestling with his own demons. At first Harley doesn’t want to get too close to him. But as her sister slowly recovers, Harley begins to see a path forward with Raf’s help that she never would have believed possible—one guided by honesty, forgiveness, and redemption. Lizzy Mason grew up in northern Virginia before moving to New York City for college and a career in publishing. She lives in Queens, New York, with her husband and cat in an apartment full of books. The Art of Losing is her first novel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Reading | The Biology of the Surface: Love or Science


Two African-American scientists in the 1930s query: can we have scientific progress, a successful career and love, or does biology force us to choose one? Writer Dominic Taylor is a writer/director and a newish transplant to Los Angeles. He has worked all over the country. Holds a BA, and an MFA from Brown. He is a professor at UCLA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Art and Immortality


Guggenheim curator Xiaoyu Weng will speak with artist and e-flux founder Anton Vidokle about his research and films on Russian Cosmism and the theme of her forthcoming Ural Industrial Biennial, Immortality.
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Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Aleah Lazar Noah Witke Mele Raymond Pinto
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Dance Performances, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Dance Works-in-Progress

Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Introduction to Meditation

Lecture | Silencing the Subaltern: The Faux-Feminism of Post-Colonial Theory


Nivedita Majumdar will critically review one of the central claims of postcolonial theory: that it upholds the social agency of dominated groups. This talk focuses on some of the foundational texts of the field, including the work of Ranajit Guha, Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha, to examine how they analyze the place of resistance in gender relations. It shows that there is a considerable gap between what the theorists claim to show and what they actually argue in these texts. Instead of upholding women’s resistance to patriarchy, they redefine agency so that acquiescence to patriarchy is presented as a struggle against it. This calls into question the contribution that postcolonial theory can make to subaltern politics. Nivedita Majumdar is an associate professor of English at John Jay College. She is the author of The Other Side of Terror and a contributor to the journal Catalyst.
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Lectures, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Silencing the Subaltern: The Faux-Feminism of Post-Colonial Theory

Talk | What to Celebrate and What Not to Celebrate: Harriet Tubman & Nat Turner or the Buffalo Soldiers, Harlem Hellfighters & Tuskegee Airmen


Should we celebrate those who fought for emancipation or those who enlisted in the oppressor's military? A talk by Carl Dix, who was a Vietnam War resister inside the US army in the 1960's..
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Author Reading | The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica


Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s hit literary nonfiction book is the spectacular true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who stowed away on the most remarkable feat of science and daring of the Jazz Age. Publishers Weekly called it a best book of the year, adding: “I read nonfiction almost exclusively... and I’ll be blunt: this has been a depressing year, filled with political works and stories of America’s decline and social disintegration. But Laurie Gwen Shapiro's fascinating book saved my reading year, offering an incredible story, and a reminder that American Exceptionalism once had real meaning.”
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Concert | Works by Pulitzer and Grammy awarded composers


MSM Performers; George Manahan, conductor. Program George Crumb (b.1929) Atlas Eclipticalis Steve Reich (b. 1936) Tehillim About the Program Composer Steve Reich pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass. Music critic Andrew Clements of The Guardian, suggested that Reich is one of "a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history". He has many awards for composing including a Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2009. Composer George Crumb is known as an explorer of unusual timbres, alternative forms of notation, and extended instrumental and vocal techniques, which obtained his innovative techniques in the use of vivid sonorities. Crumb has been the recipient of a number of awards, including a 1968 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his orchestral work Echoes of Time and the River and a 2000 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Composition for his work Star-Child.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 19, 2019, 02/19/2019, Works by Pulitzer and Grammy awarded composers
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