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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 11, 2021?

21 free events take place on Thursday, February 11 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 11 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)
Thursday, February 11, 2021

All events, things to do on Thursday, February 11, 2021 are free unless otherwise noted.

Museums | British Decorative Arts, Design, Sculpture (in-person)


Almost seven hundred works of art: British decorative arts, design, and sculpture created between 1500 and 1900. The exhibition provides a fresh perspective on the period, focusing on its bold, entrepreneurial spirit and complex history. You will find a 17th century staircase with exquisite naturalistic carvings; three magnificent historic interiors from Kirtlington Park, Croome Court, and Lansdowne House; one hundred English teapots; an array of enameled candlesticks, silver toys, necessaires, gold boxes and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, British Decorative Arts, Design, Sculpture (in-person)

Fair | Open-Air Market: Artisan Goods, Gifts, Food Vendors (in-person)


Enjoy local crafts, artisan provisions, and exquisite gifts from around the world. Open daily through March 28, 2021 Monday - Friday: noon-7pm Saturday & Sunday: 10am-8pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Fairs, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, Open-Air Market:&nbsp;Artisan Goods, Gifts, Food Vendors (in-person)

Classical Music | Bach and Sons: From Baroque to Classical (virtual)


A celebration of the musical legacy of the Bach family, Bach & Sons explores the music of the great Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as that of his sons Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, and Johann Christian Bach. This musical family tree traces a journey from the Baroque to Classical period. Performed by Quintopus ensemble: Taya Konig-Tarasevich, flute; Gaia Saetermoe-Howard, oboe; Kako Miura, violin; Clara Abel, cello; Nicola Canzano, harpsichord
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
Free
Concerts, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, Bach and Sons: From Baroque to Classical (virtual)

Workshop | Photoshop on the Face (virtual)


Headshot photographer Rod Goodman shares real world Photoshop tips, tricks and techniques to retouch the human face to achieve a natural, realistic look. Topics will include: creating complex layer masks in a snap, using frequency separation in a subtle way without making “plastic skin”, healing brushes, the miracle of the paint brush, easily refining your layer mask, realistic sharpening, dodge and burn in a new way, retouching with a Wacom tablet and much more. Participants should have a basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, Photoshop on the Face (virtual)

Book Discussion | What Becomes a Legend Most: A Biography of Richard Avedon, Author Talks About the Iconic Fashion Photographer (virtual)


Philip Gefter's book What Becomes a Legend Most: A Biography of Richard Avedon is a study of the legendary photographer's life. A fashion photographer and portrait artist, Avedon's subjects included some of the most notable figures of the twentieth century including James Baldwin, Audrey Hepburn, Truman Capote, and Marilyn Monroe, as well as iconic models such as Donyale Luna and Jean Shrimpton. The book offers a detailed and luminous portrait of the man and his era. Gefter will talk with the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology curator Melissa Marra-Alvarez about Avedon's early years and his transformative work for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, among other topics. The event is pre-recorded.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Book Discussions, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, What Becomes a Legend Most: A Biography of Richard Avedon, Author Talks About the Iconic Fashion Photographer (virtual)

Workshop | High-Energy Dance Workout (virtual)


Join a high-energy dance workout with instructor Mykell Wilson. For all levels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, High-Energy Dance Workout (virtual)

Lecture | History of The Penny Post: Before Stamps Were Forever (virtual)


The postage stamp was as revolutionary to the Victorians as email and texting have been to us today.  In early Victorian Britain, letter writing was the only way to communicate with someone across distances, but the recipient—not the sender—paid to receive a letter, which could cost a week’s wages. The Penny Post turned letter writing from a privilege for the wealthy into an affordable means of communication. There is a dark side, however; the Penny Post became a tool for blackmail, slander, unsolicited mass mailings, and junk mail—Victorian problems that remain relevant to our lives today.    Join the British Empire Study Group as they host Catherine J. Golden, professor of English and the Tisch Chair in Arts and Letters at Skidmore College. Her book Posting It received the 2010 DeLong Book History Prize for the best book on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, or uses of script or print awarded by SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing).  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, History of The Penny Post: Before Stamps Were Forever (virtual)

Lecture | The History of Gin (virtual)


From the debauched slums of Victorian London to dry martinis and fancy cocktail parties, gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large. Like many other spirits, it began life in the alchemist's workshop as a medicinal cure-all, a link it would retain as a mainstay of European Battlefields and colonial outposts. Gin has had many moments in the sun, but it has had it critics: mothers' ruin was seen by the puritanical as the scourge of the working classes, and this imagery has informed much of our opinions on its history. But, every time it was proscribed or looked like vanishing it bounced back, re-invented. No time is that more true than today, with a raft of new distilleries popping up - including here in New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, The History of Gin (virtual)

Dance Performance | 3-Day Chinese New Year Celebration: Family-Friendly Dance and Music Performances (virtual)


Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, known for its blossom of color, energy and motion, presents a 3-day Year of the Golden Ox celebration. The company dancers will perform some of the most treasured traditional dances performed at the Chinese New Year--the Lion Dance and the Dragon Dance. Originated during the Tang Dynasty more than 3,000 years ago, these dances celebrate the coming of the spring and the harmony between nature and humankind. Schedule of presentations: Feb 11 - 7: 30 pm Feb 12 - 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm Feb 13 - 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, 3-Day Chinese New Year Celebration: Family-Friendly Dance and Music Performances (virtual)

Book Discussion | Between Two Kingdoms: Deeply Moving Memoir of Survivorship and New Beginnings with the Author (virtual)


A searing, deeply moving memoir of illness and recovery that traces one young woman's journey from diagnosis to remission and, ultimately, a road trip of healing and self-discovery. Join Suleika Jaouad as she presents her first book Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted. Joining Suleika in conversation is New York Times bestseller Tara Westover.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Book Discussions, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, Between Two Kingdoms: Deeply Moving Memoir of Survivorship and New Beginnings with the Author (virtual)

Musical | Meet Me in St. Louis: Adaptation of Broadway Musical (virtual)


In this heartwarming musical, the Smith family grapples with life changes and new love in a bustling St. Louis on the brink of the 1904 World's Fair. This special digital adaption from Charlotte Moore (Anna Smith in the original Broadway cast) will include favorite tunes, including "The Trolley Song," "The Boy Next Door," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," along with the romantic suitors, comedic misunderstandings, and jovial pranks that make this classic musical a holiday treat for families of all ages. This production is an abridged version of the Broadway musical Meet Me in St. Louis (1989), based on the 1944 film of the same name starring Judy Garland.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Musicals, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, Meet Me in St. Louis: Adaptation of Broadway Musical (virtual)

Concert | Chopin, Strauss, and More: Cello, Piano and Vocalists (virtual)


Soprano Allison Charney and pianist Donna Weng Friedman discuss and perform works by Beata Moon, Clara Schumann, Florence Price and Frederic Chopin, while exploring the theme of hope – a commodity that feels hard to come by in our current world. Also on the program is Ethel Smyth’s anthem of the suffrage movement – The March of the Women. Performers Sopranos: Allison Charney, Yunah Lee and Indira Mahajan; Mezzo-sopranos: Layna Chianakas, Krysty Swann and Maria Zifchak; Cellist: Soo Bae; Pianist: Donna Weng Friedman Program Prelude – Beata Moon Waltz in C#-minor, op. 64, no. 2 - Fredrich Chopin Er ist gekommen – Clara Schumann Night – Florence Price The March of the Women – Ethel Smyth Zueignung – Richard Strauss About the Presentation Allison Charney hosts her innovative classical concert and conversation series PREformances(TM). This seven-episode series provides an intimate and personal glimpse into top-level artists' practices along with her signature "un-Google-able" insights - all with a focus on the series' theme of hope. New episode airs each Thursday at 7 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, Chopin, Strauss, and More: Cello, Piano and Vocalists (virtual)

Theater | Cornucopia of Performances: Love in Theater, Music, Poetry (virtual)


Valentine’s TLC from TNC (Theater for the New City) a glorious cornucopia of performances illuminating the many aspects of love in theater, music, and poetry.  Performers:  William Broderick; Paige Cutrona; Darcy Dunn; Inma Heredia; Marlena Mack; Melange; Susan Mitchell; Lissa Moira; James Parks; Bennett Pologe; Jonathan Fox Powers; Mark Singer; Sarah Sirota; Jiggers Turner;  Richard West; Amanda Yachechak
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Theaters, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, Cornucopia of Performances: Love in Theater, Music, Poetry (virtual)

Workshop | Facing Change (Support Group): Life's Transitions and Transformations (virtual)


The only constant in life is change. Just when we think we've got things figured out, we find ourselves pivoting and re-calibrating. From the joys of births and weddings to the sorrows of death, illness, and divorce, to grappling with relocation, family struggles, identity issues, job changes, trauma, and loss, change can leave us feeling unmoored and powerless. Facing Change is a support group focusing on embracing the transformative power of change. The group offers support and care for each other, shares tools for navigating life's changes, practices meditation and ritual as a way to honor life's transitions, and more. Takes place every second Thursday of the month at 7pm,
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, Facing Change (Support Group): Life's Transitions and Transformations (virtual)

Jazz | New Orleans Brass Sound with a Contemporary Flare (virtual)


Rufus Roundtree and Da B'More Brass Factory infuse the essence of the New Orleans brass band sound that defines the mardi gras experience with a contemporary flare, recreating versions of R&B and hip-hop songs with funk, neo-soul and jazz elements. Band: Rufus Roundtree, trombone, lead vocals Clarence Ward III, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals Will Spence, tenor sax, aerophone, vocals Guy "Nowchild" Curtis, guitar, vocals Jason Torres, sousaphone Teddy Grant, drums
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, New Orleans Brass Sound with a Contemporary Flare (virtual)

Jazz | Jazz and Blues Band: ..emotional depth, to-die-for scat skills.. - All About Jazz (virtual)


Soulful vocalist Brianna Thomas showcases music from her new album “Everybody Knows” as well as some of her favorite love songs in celebration of Valentine’s Day.  Performers Brianna Thomas, vocals Conun Pappas, piano Ryan Berg, bass Darrian Douglas, drums Fernando Saci, percussion Marvin Sewell, guitar
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, Jazz and Blues Band: ..emotional depth, to-die-for scat skills.. - All About Jazz (virtual)

Concert | Broadway Classics and Jazz Standards (virtual)


Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will perform Broadway classics and jazzy standards. Performers: Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey from All My Children; Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood from One Life To Live; and Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary from General Hospital.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, Broadway Classics and Jazz Standards (virtual)

Workshop | Improv Class for All (virtual)


The class is for everybody: newbies or experienced improvisers, actors, people who have fear in public speaking and for anyone who is looking for FUN. This will help actors and improvisers to be ready on stage and to always be prepared to do different characters. It is great for those who are shy or just nervous. This is great to do by yourself, with friends, family, or even with a date. Taught by Andrew Abramson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, Improv Class for All (virtual)

Discussion | Most Romantic Classical Literature: Theater Directors in Conversation (virtual)


Directors Vivia Font, Jon Lawrence Rivera, and Lisa Wolpe interpret scenes from some of history's most romantic classical literature. About the Directors Vivia Font has worked with The Atlantic Theater, The Public, The Vineyard. Recently, she worked on NY Classical's 2020 King Lear and 2018 Romeo & Juliet; the PlayOn! Festival at Classic Stage Company; Recent Alien Abductions (SoHo Rep) and villa (The Wild Project), both produced by PlayCo; underneathmybed (Rattlestick). Jon Lawrence Rivera directed Oedipus El Rey by Luis Alfaro at The Theatre @ Boston Court. Other recent works include The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown, Miss Saigon. A four-time Ovation Award nominee, he is the founding artistic director of Playwrights' Arena. A Shakespeare expert, Lisa Wolpe has directed at California Shakespeare, Sedona Shakespeare, Shakespeare & Company, Prague Shakespeare Company. Favorite roles: Hamlet, Richard III, Angelo, Leontes, Romeo, Shylock, and Iago. Her hit solo Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender, directed by Laurie Woolery, has toured internationally.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, Most Romantic Classical Literature: Theater Directors in Conversation (virtual)

Classical Music | Sacred Choral Works by William Byrd (virtual)


Choir of St. Luke in the Fields presents a program of William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices, motets for the joyous Feast of All Saints, and a selection of works coded to refer to Jesuit martyrs and divine intervention in a time of persecution. In the turbulent religious climate of Elizabethan England, William Byrd was forced into isolation in the Essex countryside because of his religion. The 1559 Act of Uniformity prohibited the celebration of Catholic liturgy in England. In spite of this, Byrd composed - and published - a large corpus of music for the Catholic rite, for services that had to be celebrated clandestinely, in the private chapels and homes of sympathetic noblemen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, Sacred Choral Works by William Byrd (virtual)

Discussion | Boys State (2021): Documentary's Directors in Conversation (virtual)


The sensational winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government. Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine closely track the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reagan-loving arch-conservative who brims with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive-minded child of Mexican immigrants who stands by his convictions amidst the sea of red.  Join the discussion with directors Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss and subjects Steve Garza and René Otero.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 11, 2021, 02/11/2021, Boys State (2021): Documentary's Directors in Conversation (virtual)
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