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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 14, 2020?

23 free events take place on Friday, February 14 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 14 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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Friday, February 14, 2020

All events, things to do on Friday, February 14, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Open Book Hour: Love Hurts, Love Heals
free events nyc Following Your Bliss: a passionate discussion about doing more of what you love.
free events nyc Jazz Flute Ensemble Performs
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Conference | Conservatism and Authoritarianism in Brazil: Histories, Politics, and Cultures


Recent political developments in Brazil have brought increased scholarly attention to conservatism and authoritarianism in the country’s past and present. In this one day interdisciplinary conference, we explore the ascendance of conservative political figures and the increased visibility and influence of authoritarian actors and practices from a variety of angles and scales. In exploring these complex phenomena, conference speakers address trends in electoral perceptions and behaviors, changing socioeconomic and cultural dynamics, shifting racial politics, the role of religion in contemporary politics, and the implications of recent political trends for democracy, citizen rights, equity, and inclusion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Conferences, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Conservatism and Authoritarianism in Brazil: Histories, Politics, and Cultures

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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10:00 am
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Tours, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Author Reading | Rebel Lives: Photographs from Inside the Lord's Resistance Army


A disturbing visual story about the life inside the Lord's Resistance Army of Uganda. The LRA, led by the infamous Joseph Kony, was active in northern Uganda from the second half of the 1980s. The rebel group became notorious for the use of extreme violence, in particular its large-scale abductions of children. Kristof Titeca's Rebel Lives is a visual story about life inside the rebel movement: based on photographs taken by LRA commanders between 1994 and 2004, this book documents life within violent circumstances, and depicts the rebels as they wanted to be seen among themselves and by the outside world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:10 pm
Free
Author Readings, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Rebel Lives: Photographs from Inside the Lord's Resistance Army

Talk | Namibia: An African Success Story


Namibia is known for freedom of the press (number one in Africa); has sound governance; an independent judiciary; respect for the rule of law; respect and protection of its environment; low crime rate; modern infrastructure; rich in minerals; stunning landscape; and a highly educated young population (with a third of its budget focused on education). Namibia has focused on the basics and the foundational elements of development: education, health, infrastructure and governance. Speaker Judge Hosea Angula is the first black law school graduate from Namibia (formerly South West Africa). He achieved this during Namibia’s struggle for independence and freedom from apartheid.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Namibia: An African Success Story

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Bach at Noon

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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12:30 pm
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Tours, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour

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 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, 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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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Lunchtime Meditation

Book Club | Open Book Hour: Love Hurts, Love Heals


At this event you can share a book you loved reading or a book you plan to read! What to expect at an Open Book Hour book social: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell what it's about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. The aim is to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Book Clubs, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Open Book Hour: Love Hurts, Love Heals

Lecture | Technology, Innovation and Development: Perspectives from Africa


Speaker Shikoh Gitau is the CEO of Qhala, a Digital Innovation company that catalyzes digital transformation capabilities for organizations across Africa. She has over 10 years of experience in the Research, Design, Implementation, and Management of Digital Technologies. She has established expertise in both African and Emerging Markets specialized in solving problems in Agriculture, Education, Health, Payments, Retail and Renewable energies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Technology, Innovation and Development: Perspectives from Africa

Classical Music | Works By Schubert And Brahms For Piano


Mia Bramel and Angela Yu, piano. Program Franz Schubert Sonata in A Major, D. 664 Johannes Brahms 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118 Pianist Mia Bramel made her orchestral debut as a winner at the Kaufman Music Center’s Concerto Competition, performing the first movement of Mozart’s Concerto K. 453 at Merkin Concert Hall. In 2018, she became a National YoungArts Foundation Winner in Classical Music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Works By Schubert And Brahms For Piano

Film | Walt Disney's Peter Pan (1953): Animation Fantasy Adventure


Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. 77 min. Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske. Starring Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried. The movie is based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Walt Disney's Peter Pan (1953): Animation Fantasy Adventure

Workshop | Photo Skills: Photography on iPhone


Create better photos and videos using iPhone. tHEY'll show you how to use the Camera app to take Live Photos, capture a quick video on the go, and more in hands-on activities. Experiment with the latest iPhone or bring your own. Recommended for anyone looking for new ways to take photos.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Photo Skills: Photography on iPhone

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 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Video Lab: Small Screen Magic

Opening Reception | Artist Talk: Wet Paint


Al Díaz's career spans five decades. Born and raised Puerto Rican in New York City, he was known by age 15 as a prolific and influential, first-generation subway graffiti artist. During the early 70s, his popular and recognized name was "BOMB-1." After high school and the SAMO©... period, Díaz began to practice musical percussion and created recordings, including a performance on Basquiat's collectible 1983 early hip-hop album. Currently, Díaz works with signage used throughout the NYC MTA subway system. After cutting out individual letters to create clever-sounding, surreal and poignant anagrams, he hangs the finished messages in City subway stations. In 2016, he resurrected the SAMO©... writings and contemporary fans appreciate his frequent use of Instagram (albert_diaz1), where the satirical images are shared widely. Recently, Díaz released to the public his private collection of photographs of Basquiat as a teenager, with several more currently unrevealed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Artist Talk: Wet Paint

Lecture | Modernism Across the Sykes-Picot Line


The infamous Sykes-Picot line, based on a 1916 secret treaty between the UK and France, partitioned the former Ottoman Empire and established mutually agreed upon spheres of influence between the UK, France, Russia, and Italy. It served to partially define the boundaries of what we now consider to be the Middle East, and has fed an endless conflict since. Drawing upon her recently published anthology Dust & Data, Ines Weizman will examine the hundred-year history of international modernism across the national and settler-colonial borders of the Middle East.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Modernism Across the Sykes-Picot Line

Film | Boys Don't Cry (1999): Oscar-Winning Drama with Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard


A young man named Brandon Teena navigates love, life, and being transgender in rural Nebraska. Director: Kimberly Peirce 118 min. Screening followed by a panel discussion reuniting much of the creative team, including writer-director Kimberly Peirce, co-writer Andy Bienen, producer Christine Vachon, cinematographer Jim Denault, editor Lee Percy, and casting director Kerry Barden.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Boys Don't Cry (1999): Oscar-Winning Drama with Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard

Comedy Club | No Name Comedy/Variety Show


With: Rhonda Hansome, Harry Terjanian, and Stacy Lee Tilton. Music provided by The Summer Replacements.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, No Name Comedy/Variety Show

Concert | Piano Recital By Canadian Artist


Joan Forsyth, piano. Canadian pianist Joan Forsyth has collaborated with such ensembles as the Cassatt Quartet, the Theater Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center and CYGNUS, and appeared as soloist with the Westchester Philharmonic and the Westchester Chamber Orchestra. She toured the Netherlands and Scandinavia with CYGNUS and a program of new American music in 1997 and then travelled with theat ensemble again to Russia in 1998. She performed in Tokyo with Trio Spark! in 2006. Her performances have been broadcast over WNYC, WFAS, Vermont and New York Public Radio, RAI Italy, Radio Denmark and Polish National Radio.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Piano Recital By Canadian Artist

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 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, An Evening of Standup Comedy

Talk | Following Your Bliss: a passionate discussion about doing more of what you love.


Valentine's Day traditionally focuses on one particular type of love - expressed in the form of flower bouquets, heart-shaped candy boxes, candlelight dinners, and evening romance. But life offers all of us the opportunity to experience love and fulfillment in so many more ways than this narrow definition alone. Tonight, focus on passion of an entirely different sort - by talking about finding happiness in doing more of what we love. With: Nikki Johnson, Founder, Fibonacci Events
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Talks, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Following Your Bliss: a passionate discussion about doing more of what you love.

Cabaret | Cabaret Économique


Like every intimate Cabaret, Èconomique requires a key, musicians, a large mirror and the fact of cannibal sirens. With Irena Haiduk, Dean Kissick, Daniel Bauer, Christian Schmitz, Maggie Segale and more. Dress code: Kindly appear dressed for a date and bring flowers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Cabaret &Eacute;conomique

Jazz | Jazz Flute Ensemble Performs


Dotti Anita Taylor, flute, piccolo, vocal; Haruna Fukazawa, alto flute; Gene Coleman, bass flute; Chip Shelton, contrabass flute,; Special Guest Flutist, Lenny Rothbart. The Ny Jazz Flutet is a unique, in-demand, cooperative group of flutists who have defined a new sound. Individually leaders of their own ensembles, the Flutet has embraced Jazz, Latin, World Beat, and Classical Musics as versatile entities. Described as highly professional and elegant, this core group of 4 multi-flutists plus percussionist (who also occasionally plays flute) provides a lush, musical mixture that is well suited for upscale venues and events. The repertoire includes Jazz greats such as Clifford Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, and Duke Ellington as well as originals by the members.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Jazz Flute Ensemble Performs
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