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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 5, 2021?

15 free events take place on Friday, February 5 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 5 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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Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Friday, February 5, 2021

All events, things to do on Friday, February 5, 2021 are free unless otherwise noted.

Dance Performance | Don Quixote: Classic Ballet (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)


State Opera Stara Zagora of Bulgaria presents Don Quixote. Choreographer and Director Arshak Ghalumyan, soloist with the Staatsballett, Berlin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 am
Free
Dance Performances, February 05, 2021, 02/05/2021, Don Quixote: Classic Ballet (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)

Concert | Irving Berlin Tribute: Songs, History, Archival Clips (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)


Jerome Kern famously said, "Irving Berlin has no place in American music--he is American music." With a catalog of more than 1,000 songs--including such classics as "Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)" and "Alexander's Ragtime Band"--Berlin is one of the most prolific contributors to the Great American Songbook. Michael Feinstein leads this lively episode of music and conversation about "America's Schubert." In addition to archival clips from past performances--including a duet by Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana--Feinstein is joined by Cheyenne Jackson, Kelli O'Hara, and Tony Yazbeck for "Always," "What'll I Do," and "Cheek to Cheek." This is a recording from June, 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 am
Free
Concerts, February 05, 2021, 02/05/2021, Irving Berlin Tribute: Songs, History, Archival Clips (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)

Musical | Six Short Musical Plays (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)


Prospect Theater Company presents 6 short plays on film: The Band at the End of the World; Brain, Storm; Don't Stay Safe; Lady Apsara; Lady Lawyer Lockwood Rides her Tricycle; Unravell'd.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 am
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Musicals, February 05, 2021, 02/05/2021, Six Short Musical Plays (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)

Museums | Folk Art: Diverse and Rich (in-person)


The museum's collection includes more than eight thousand works of art from four centuries and nearly every continent--from compelling portraits and dazzling quilts to powerful works by living artists in a variety of mediums.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
Free
Museumss, February 05, 2021, 02/05/2021, Folk Art: Diverse and Rich (in-person)

Workshop | Discover Employment Opportunities Anywhere in the U.S. (virtual)


Learn how to easily navigate the combined power of the premier business reference and research tool, Reference Solutions, with the world's #1 job site, indeed.com. Search by Company, Keyword, Type of Job, Location, Recency and much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Workshops, February 05, 2021, 02/05/2021, Discover Employment Opportunities Anywhere in the U.S. (virtual)

Workshop | Secrets to Sustainable Health and Happiness (virtual)


Every day is a new opportunity to change your life. The demands of living amid a global pandemic have proven challenging for all of us. More than ever before, we need to enhance our self-care practices. WW (formerly Weight Watchers) Coach Lisa Shaub will explain the importance of sustainable health and wellness for improving your life experience. She will share secrets to cultivating a positive mindset, becoming more active, making better food choices, and enjoying a good night's sleep. Lisa will also answer questions from the audience at the end of the webinar. Presented by Media x Women and the School of Media Studies at the Schools of Public Engagement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, February 05, 2021, 02/05/2021, Secrets to Sustainable Health and Happiness (virtual)

Workshop | Writing Workshop with a Playwright (virtual)


Playwright Johnny Culver brings together writers of all locations, genres and experience to share their work and receive feedback to improve their craft. Writers are encouraged to bring their five minute or less length scripts, screenplays, stories, poems, recipes, and more to share virtually. Featured guests from the New York City creative arena will be visiting. The workshop runs on alternate Fridays 2-4 pm, beginning January 8 until late May. The season will end with a coffeehouse performance of some of the works, live or virtual.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, February 05, 2021, 02/05/2021, Writing Workshop with a Playwright (virtual)

Concert | Salsa Music (in-person, outdoors)


Enjoy live salsa music with Cuarteto Guatac.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 05, 2021, 02/05/2021, Salsa Music (in-person, outdoors)

Museums | Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary (in-person)


Discover art that traverses Asia's diverse cultures, regions, and narratives. The Museum's special exhibitions celebrate art forms that range from ancient to contemporary, including photography and multimedia, while its permanent collection galleries are focused primarily on art from the Himalayan region.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Museumss, February 05, 2021, 02/05/2021, Asia's Diverse Cultures: From Ancient to Contemporary (in-person)

Concert | Bossa Nova Live (outdoors, in-person)


Visit the courtyard for a socially distanced evening of live Brazilian music, featuring Bossa Nova band Rio 3-0: bassist Leonardo Lucini, drummer Arnaldo Buzack, and guitarist Billy Newman. Take a seat in the courtyard and enjoy the show. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, February 05, 2021, 02/05/2021, Bossa Nova Live (outdoors, in-person)

Staged Reading | John Lewis: A Pioneer for Justice, Performed by Broadway Actor (virtual)


Broadway veteran Alton Fitzgerald White (Ragtime, The Lion King) brings to life the legacy of American politician and civil rights leader John Lewis through his famous "good trouble" speech. After the reading, White will discuss why Lewis' words and mission are still relevant today, followed by a Q&A with the virtual audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Staged Readings, February 05, 2021, 02/05/2021, John Lewis: A Pioneer for Justice, Performed by Broadway Actor (virtual)

Poetry Reading | Established and Emerging Poets (virtual)


Join Soul Sister Revue for the first show of 2021 where they ask and answer the question “What does Soul mean to you?” Readers include Kaveh Akbar (Calling a Wolf a Wolf), Elana Bell (Mother Country), Gabriel Ramirez, Lolita Stewart-White, and Tamara J. Madison (Threed, This Road Not Damascus).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, February 05, 2021, 02/05/2021, Established and Emerging Poets (virtual)

Classical Music | Piano Works by Ravel, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and More (virtual)


Piano students of the Mannes School of Music perform. Program Borodin “In the Monastery” from Petite Suite                Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableaux in A Minor, op. 39 no. 2           Enescu “Carillon Nocturne” from Suite no. 3, op. 18        Debussy “Cloches a travers les feuilles” from Images, Book II  Felix Blumenfeld Cloches, op. 40 (3 mvts)                       Godowsky “Abendglocken” (Walzermasken, no. 20)           Liszt Les Cloches de Geneve                    Ravel La Vallee des Cloches                      Debussy La Cathedrale Engloutie 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, February 05, 2021, 02/05/2021, Piano Works by Ravel, Debussy,&nbsp;Rachmaninoff and More (virtual)

Theater | The Heroes and Villains Monologues: By Seven-Time Emmy Nominee, OBIE Award Winner and Others (virtual)


Eight playwrights were challenged to write a monologue for a historical or fictional hero or villain starring a randomly assigned actor. Playwrights were asked to include a quote from their chosen figure and, as an additional challenge, reference another hero or villain. From the Man of Steel to the Fuhrer, from Kamala Harris to Hannibal Lecter, heroes and villains abound! Playwrights include seven-time Emmy Award nominated Scott C. Sickles, Massachusetts Artist Fellow in Playwriting John Minigan, OBIE Award-winning producer Sandra Sharif-Daley, United Solo Festival's Best Documentary One-Woman Show recipient Jenny Lyn Bader, and award-winning playwrights Catherine Weingarten, Ruth Zamoyta, Frank Tangredi and Eric Percival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Theaters, February 05, 2021, 02/05/2021, The Heroes and Villains Monologues: By Seven-Time Emmy Nominee, OBIE Award Winner and Others (virtual)

Play | On Beckett / In Screen: CRITIC'S PICK! Captivating...radiant, living theater - New York Times (virtual)


On Beckett / In Screen, An Exploration of the Works of Samuel Beckett. In this intimate evening, master clown and Tony winner Bill Irwin's approach to the comic, the tragic, to every side of Beckett's work - including "Waiting for Godot," "The Unnamable," and "Texts for Nothing" - will allow audiences to experience the Nobel Prize winner's language in compelling new ways. Conceived and performed by Bill Irwin Directed for camera by M. Florian Staab and Bill Irwin
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Plays, February 05, 2021, 02/05/2021, On Beckett / In Screen: CRITIC'S PICK! Captivating...radiant, living theater - New York Times (virtual)
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