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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 1, 2020?

20 free events take place on Saturday, February 1 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 1 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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20 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Saturday, February 1, 2020

All events, things to do on Saturday, February 1, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Winter Jam 2020: New York City's Ultimate Snow Day
free events nyc Quartets By Debussy And Dvorak
free events nyc DraftWork: Dance Works-in-Progress

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 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Park Walk | Flushing Meadows Corona Park Walk


Duration/Hours: 4-5 hours Distance/Miles: 5-8 miles. Walk around Flushing Meadows Corona Park, site of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs, then tour the Queens Museum of Art and see the Panorama of New York City and “The Art of Rube Goldberg” an exhibit of the work of illustrator Rube Goldberg, who is best known for satirical drawings of complicated machines to complete simple tasks. Here is a link to the exhibit web site: https://queensmuseum.org/2019/05/the-art-of-rube-goldberg. Museum admission is $8.00/$4.00 seniors. Then, walk over the Botanical Garden bridge at the east side of Flushing Meadow Park to Elder Avenue to Main Street to the New World Mall at 136-20 Roosevelt Avenue. The basement food court in the mall has over 30 vendors of Asian food.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Park Walks, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Walk

Workshop | Video Lab: Small Screen Magic


Create imaginative videos with the illusion of teleporting, disappearing, and other visual tricks. Using recording and editing techniques inspired by video-maker Zach King, Apple Creatives will show you how to create a "jump cut" scene that brings magic and storytelling to your video using the Clips app. Get hands-on with the latest iPhone in this session or bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Video Lab: Small Screen Magic

Festival | Winter Jam 2020: New York City's Ultimate Snow Day


NYC Parks is ready to host thousands at New York City's ultimate winter sports festival. Now in its 19th year, Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages and abilities. Winter Jam 2020 activities include: ? Bobsled Photo "Booth" ? Ice Sculpture Garden ? Puppet Making ? Live Ice Sculpting Exhibition - 11 AM to 1 PM. ? Learn to Ski - see below for registration details. ? Curling ? Ice Bowling ? Heated NYPL Reading Room - New! ? Flag Football ? Dodgeball ? Snowshoeing with NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers Activity lines are subject to close early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Festivals, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Winter Jam 2020: New York City's Ultimate Snow Day

Talk | Modern Art Meetup


This meetup is designed to help anyone interested in learning more about modern and contemporary art. Themes can provide an effective structure for engaging with art. Meetup participants receive a pass to MoMA to continue the conversation in MoMA’s galleries. This event takes place every other Saturday from 12:30 to 2:00 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Modern Art Meetup

Gallery Talk | Dozie Kanu: Function


On a guided tour, explore the relationship between form and function. Engage in a dialogue across materials and objects as you consider the boundaries between art and utilitarian design.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Dozie Kanu: Function

Conference | Imaginal Politics/ Imaginal Law


An international conference on the work of Chiara Bottici. The conference will gather philosophers, social scientists and thinkers to discuss the philosophy of the imaginal that Chiara Bottici has elaborated throughout her career and which culminated in her Imaginal Politics book, published by the Critical Theory Series at Columbia University Press.  Speakers include Suzi Adams, Emanuele Coccia, Davina Cooper, Marinos Diamantides, Moira Gatens, Peter Goodrich, Eduardo Mendieta, Stewart Motta,  Maria Pia Lara, Jeremy Smith, Jamieson Webster, and a final reply by Chiara Bottici.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Imaginal Politics/ Imaginal Law

Workshop | Introduction to Acrylic Painting


Learn about the versatility of the acrylic painting medium while working directly from your still life and figure/portrait photos. Topics will include creating a strong composition, making color studies, capturing the effects of light, how to use painting mediums, and painting techniques. Ideal for all levels, especially beginning painters. Please bring photos you would like to work from. Saturdays. February 1-15, 2020    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Film | Dear Heart (1964): Oscar Nominated Family Comedy


Bubbly, middle-aged Evie Jackson (Geraldine Page) has been single and alone for quite some time. When she attends a postmasters' convention at a New York City hotel, she meets rakish greeting card salesman Harry Mork (Glenn Ford) and falls in love. Unfortunately, Harry wants to settle down and is set to marry Phyllis (Angela Lansbury), a widow with a teenage son. Harry, however, soon realizes that Phyllis may not be as excited about the prospect of domestic life as he is. 114 min. Director: Delbert Mann. Starring Glenn Ford, Geraldine Page, Angela Lansbury.  Dear Heart was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Dear Heart (1964): Oscar Nominated Family Comedy

Festival | Lunar New Year


Ring in the Lunar New Year with a family-friendly performance. A dynamic Lion Parade led by lion dancers launches an afternoon filled with bursts of energy and color with traditional Chinese dance and music, a martial arts demonstration, and theatrical players in full traditional make-up and regalia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Festivals, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Lunar New Year

Slide Lecture | Mohamed Kouaci: A Photographic Memory of Early Algeria


Mohamed Kouaci is thought to be the only Algerian photographer to have documented the entire Algerian struggle and the early years of Independence. A self-taught photographer, he was head of the photography service at the Information Ministry of the G.P.R.A. (Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic) from 1958 to 1962. In this talk, Adel Ben Bella shares rare photographs from the Kouachi archive that includes portraits of historical figures and revolutionaries such as Frantz Fanon, Che Guevara and Fidel Castro along with images of the role of female soldiers, life in the refugee camps, the A.L.N (Algerian Liberation Army) military bases, and the first few days of Algeria’s independence in July 1962. Registration for this event includes the 3pm screening of La Zerda ou les chants de l’oubli (Zerda or the Songs of Forgetting).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Mohamed Kouaci: A Photographic Memory of Early Algeria

Classical Music | Quartets By Debussy And Dvorak


In 1893, Claude Debussy composed his monumental string quartet. That same year, across the ocean, Bohemian composer Antonin Dvorak was establishing a new National Conservatory of Music of America and inventing a uniquely American music style. The New York Classical Players perform Debussy's string quartet and Dvorak's "American" quartet, paired with rare film footage and photographs of 1890's Pairs and New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free
Concerts, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Quartets By Debussy And Dvorak

Dance Performance | DraftWork: Dance Works-in-Progress


Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal, free Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development. Performances are followed by discussion and a reception with the artists and curator. With: Anabella Lenzu Kyle Marshall
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, DraftWork: Dance Works-in-Progress

Master Class | Guitar


Guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed for numerous guitar societies, universities, and arts organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and guitar societies in Seattle, San Francisco, Houston, Miami, and New York City to name a few.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Guitar

Museums | Museum Programs of Art, Performance, and Participation for All


At this monthly event, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment, including dynamic performances and participatory experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Museum Programs of Art, Performance, and Participation for All

Workshop | Video Lab: Small Screen Magic


Create imaginative videos with the illusion of teleporting, disappearing, and other visual tricks. Using recording and editing techniques inspired by video-maker Zach King, Apple Creatives will show you how to create a "jump cut" scene that brings magic and storytelling to your video using the Clips app. Get hands-on with the latest iPhone in this session or bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Video Lab: Small Screen Magic

Workshop | Video Lab: Small Screen Magic


Create imaginative videos with the illusion of teleporting, disappearing, and other visual tricks. Using recording and editing techniques inspired by video-maker Zach King, Apple Creatives will show you how to create a "jump cut" scene that brings magic and storytelling to your video using the Clips app. Get hands-on with the latest iPhone in this session or bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Video Lab: Small Screen Magic

Opening Reception | A Mala Hora: Monochromatic Ghosts


Giovanni Garcia-Fenech’s paintings turn yet more abstract. The monochromatic ghosts become colorful spindles, diamond-shaped compositions whose layers seem to be held together only by centrifugal force, threatening to collapse the moment they stop. Sharing the same vocabulary of forms but expressing very different results, there are the widows: a procession of black curved silhouettes in poses simultaneously suggesting mourning and despair or celebration and sensuality. The new work evinces Garcia-Fenech's recurring mélange of influences—classic modernism, medieval illumination, outsider art—plus new interests, including Pre-Columbian pottery, American abstraction of the 1930s, and Islamic calligraphy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, A Mala Hora: Monochromatic Ghosts

Opening Reception | Vicious Frames: 3 Multimedia Artists


This show features NY-based multimedia artists Claudia Bitran, Lauren Carly Shaw, and Gracelee Lawrence. The works in this exhibition take a deep dive into media addiction: one that explores, celebrates and denounces the voracious consuming of others; another that examines and stages the notion of the construction of self; and one that reflects upon the isolation produced by our online existence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Vicious Frames: 3 Multimedia Artists

Poetry Reading | Honeysuckle: Queerness of the Natural World


Celebrate the release of Robin Gow’s debut chapbook by Finished Line Press with a reading by Gow and other emerging trans and gender non-conforming poets. Robin Gow‘s poetry has recently been published in Poetry, New Delta Review and Roanoke Review. Honeysuckle explores the words we use to name our queerness and finds queerness of the natural world–reveling the possibility of queer language in the past, present, and future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, February 01, 2020, 02/01/2020, Honeysuckle: Queerness of the Natural World
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Play | A Drama by Golden Globe Winner

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Classical Music | Major US Orchestra

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Classical Music | Music by Chopin, Debussy and More

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