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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 18, 2021?

14 free events take place on Thursday, February 18 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 18 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 18, 2021

All events, things to do on Thursday, February 18, 2021 are free unless otherwise noted.

Film | The Lincoln Lawyer (2011): Thriller with Matthew McConaughey (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)


In this gripping thriller, Matthew McConaughey stars as Michael "Mick" Haller, a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime: defending a rich Beverly Hills playboy (Ryan Phillippe) who is accused of attempted murder. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money pay-off swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis of conscience for Haller. Directed by Brad Furman
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 am
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Films, February 18, 2021, 02/18/2021, The Lincoln Lawyer (2011): Thriller with&nbsp;Matthew McConaughey (virtual, streaming for 24 hours)

Museums | Outsider on the Inside: Photographs from 1958 to 2008, NYC (in-person)


Bruce Davidson: Outsider on the Inside brings together more than a hundred photographs by legendary Magnum Photos member, Bruce Davidson. Ranging from study prints to rare vintage items, the exhibited works showcase Davidson’s singular ability to chronicle unmediated instances of candor and emotion activated by New York urban space. Throughout his career, Davidson has used his camera to record the stories of communities at the periphery of mainstream society. In the historic Brooklyn Gang (1959), East 100th Street (1970), Subway (1980) and Central Park (1995) photo-essays, the American photographer demonstrates his readiness to shape behind-the-lens relationships with his subjects into unapologetically honest depictions of human nature.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Museumss, February 18, 2021, 02/18/2021, Outsider on the Inside: Photographs from&nbsp;1958 to 2008, NYC (in-person)

Dance Performance | Dance Film: 12 Artists From Around the Globe (virtual)


In 12 short films with original music by Lou Tides, 12 artists from around the globe share a journey of transformation that deeply marked their lives. These personal accounts of parenthood, loss, race, exile, dreams both realized and abandoned, all find expression through a common choreography for body and camera, offering an intimate glimpse into the performers' inner and outer worlds. The work culminates in an interactive 13th film that unites all 12 journeys in a virtual ensemble that invites audiences to chart their own course across 6 languages and 8 countries: Cuba, Egypt, France, Mali, Mexico, Palestine, South Korea, and the US. Produced by Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre, created by director Eimi Imanishi, choreography by Samar Haddad King. The streaming will be available until Feb 20, 12 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, February 18, 2021, 02/18/2021, Dance Film: 12 Artists From Around the Globe (virtual)

Tour | The Heart of Madrid Live (virtual)


Have a glance where life in Madrid is pumped from. Mixed with historical buildings from late 1500's, you will see the evolution not only in history but in how life was then, and how it is now.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Tours, February 18, 2021, 02/18/2021, The Heart of Madrid Live (virtual)

Classical Music | Music by J.S. Bach, His Son and Telemann Performed on Period Instruments (virtual)


Period instrument ensemble House of Time presents The Father, the Son, and the Godfather. A musical exploration of an extended family of geniuses: Johann Sebastian Bach, his son C.P.E. Bach, and George Telemann, the elder Bach's friend and C.P.E.'s godfather. You'll hear sublime chamber works from J.S. Bach, Telemann's beloved Trio in G Minor for Oboe and Violin, and "Sanguineus et Melancholicus" by the younger Bach. Ensemble Members: Gonzalo X Ruiz, oboe Tatiana Daubek, violin Matt Zucker, cello Elliot Figg, harpsichord
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
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Concerts, February 18, 2021, 02/18/2021, Music by J.S. Bach, His Son and Telemann Performed on Period Instruments (virtual)

Workshop | Meditation: Overcoming Stress and Anxiety (virtual)


We are living in a time that feels often confusing and stressful. Incorporating meditation in our lives can be the change that can make a big difference in our life. Join Arlene Samsel as she teaches a simple meditation technique to increase personal well-being. There will even be a short meditation session.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 18, 2021, 02/18/2021, Meditation: Overcoming Stress and Anxiety (virtual)

Dance Performance | Experimental Dance and Music (virtual)


The Vanishing Point - a collaboration between experimental musicians Booker Stardrum and Lisel (aka Eliza Bagg), and dancer/choreographer Gwendolyn Gussman - is a piece of music and dance conceived as video art and intended for the digital stage. Created across the distances of the Covid era, The Vanishing Point spirals in the anxious euphoria and isolation of our time. One lonely body in uncanny spaces is accompanied only by digital manipulations and iterations of her own form. The piece meditates on the chaos of cyberspace and the destruction of the oceans, atmosphere, and trees, and our own culpability in precipitating these events.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, February 18, 2021, 02/18/2021, Experimental Dance and Music (virtual)

Lecture | George Washington's Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation (virtual)


Despite America's newly won independence, a bitter dispute over whether to have a capital and where to locate it almost tore the young nation apart. In this lecture, Watson will discuss the pivotal role played by George Washington in the struggle over the placement of America's capital. Presented by author, professor and historian Robert P. Watson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Lectures, February 18, 2021, 02/18/2021, George Washington's Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation (virtual)

Workshop | Zumba! (virtual)


Zumba is a form of fitness class in which you burn off calories by dancing to different kinds of lively tunes, often Latin-American inspired such as salsa, merengue and samba, but also other types of modern music like hip hop and Bollywood. This class is designed for all levels and will get your heart pumping and put a smile on your face! Plan on 45-50 minutes of movement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 18, 2021, 02/18/2021, Zumba! (virtual)

Staged Reading | Divine Sass: A Tribute to the Music, Life, and Legacy of Sarah Vaughan by Tony Winner (virtual)


"Divine Sass: A Tribute to the Music, Life, and Legacy of Sarah Vaughan," featuring Tony Award-winning actress and vocalist Lillias White (Dream Girls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, South Pacific), who also wrote and conceived the show. White will highlight the music and struggles of Sarah Vaughan, a pivotal figure in the formation of be-bop who has influenced generations of vocalists with her unique style of expression and melodic phrasing. Vaughan helped desegregate American airwaves and set the stage for the civil rights activism of the 1960's and 1970's. Vaughan, called "Sassy" by the greatest jazz musicians, was not only an extraordinary vocalist but a pianist who could accompany herself and perform alone if necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, February 18, 2021, 02/18/2021, Divine Sass: A Tribute to the Music, Life, and Legacy of Sarah Vaughan by Tony Winner (virtual)

Play | Molly Sweeney: A Play by One of Ireland's Greatest Dramatists (virtual)


"[Molly Sweeney] sets a new standard for what online theater can and should aspire to be." - The Wall Street Journal Molly has lived in happy, capable, and independent darkness since she was ten months old. When Frank, her restless, unemployed, and enthusiastic husband, makes her blindness his latest cause, he recruits Dr. Rice, a once famous surgeon who, despite being half-drowned in Irish whiskey, agrees to attempt to restore Molly's sight. When the bandages come off, Molly, Frank, and Mr. Rice discover the differences between seeing and understanding as they face the terrible consequences of a medical miracle. Written by Brian Friel (Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Translations, Faith Healer, Dancing at Lughnasa) Directed by Charlotte Moore Starring Geraldine Hughes (Gran Torino, Killing Lincoln), Paul O'Brien, and Ciaran O'Reilly
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, February 18, 2021, 02/18/2021, Molly Sweeney: A Play by One of Ireland's Greatest Dramatists (virtual)

Classical Music | Brahms, R. Strauss, and More (virtual)


Soprano 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. Today she sums up the entire series and highlights encore performances of her most favorite musical selections. Program Over The Rainbow - Harold Arlen Morgen - Richard Strauss DIE Forelle - Michael Ching Prairie Dawn - Kim D. Sherman Kaddish - Marianna Rosett Wiegenlied - Johannes Brahms The March of the Women - Ethel Smyth Zueignung - Richard Strauss
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 18, 2021, 02/18/2021, Brahms, R. Strauss, and More (virtual)

Jazz | 11-Time Grammy Winner Paquito D'Rivera (virtual)


Like his mentor Dizzy Gillespie, virtuoso clarinetist and saxophonist D'Rivera possesses a deep commitment to the cultural exchange between jazz and Latin music. He's also an 11-time Grammy Award winner, NEA Jazz Master, and Carnegie Hall Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, who ranks among the likes of Benny Goodman and Sidney Bechet. This performance will feature the music of Dizzy, Chano, Bebo & Mario -- all friends of Paquito who've left their contributions on American culture, jazz and much more. Performers: Paquito D'Rivera, alto saxophone & clarinet; Alex Brown, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, February 18, 2021, 02/18/2021, 11-Time Grammy Winner Paquito D'Rivera (virtual)

Discussion | Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020): Tony-Winning Director in Conversation (virtual)


Adapted from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom follows the legendary singer (Viola Davis) in 1920s Chicago. Join the discussion with Tony-Award winning director George C. Wolfe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
Free
Discussions, February 18, 2021, 02/18/2021, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020): Tony-Winning Director in Conversation (virtual)
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