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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 2, 2022?

22 free events take place on Wednesday, February 2 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 2 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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22 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, February 2, 2022

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Discussion | Black Global Consciousness (online)


Following the resurgence of social movements challenging the status quo on social inequity and racial inequality, words such as ‘colonialism’, ‘systemic racism’, and ‘access’ remain central in global conversations today and even more so during Black History Month. The essence of this month is to challenge systems of oppression embedded in institutions and knowledge production for the upliftment of Black people. Often considered an import of “American ideologies'', Dr. Angela Davis and Dr. Ann Morning will explore Black History Month as a tool for highlighting the importance of diverse and inclusive conversations about the Black experience and historical knowledge in the global context.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Discussions, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Black Global Consciousness (online)

Film | Crazywise (2016): Transforming Psychological Crisis (online)


Crazy...or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a 'calling' to grow or just a 'broken brain'? This documentary explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience. The director, Phil Borges, and renowned mental health professional Gabor Mate will follow the screening with a panel session. The panel will explore finding meaning through suffering, how indigenous cultures identify "psychotic" symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential, and the growing severity of the mental health crisis in America dominated by biomedical psychiatry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Films, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Crazywise (2016): Transforming Psychological Crisis (online)

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation (online)


Connect with your core self. Step away from your hectic day to quiet your mind and nourish your soul with a thirty-minute meditation experience. Learn simple Kundalini Yoga breathing techniques and meditations that reduce stress, increase your focus, balance your emotions and magnify your presence. With Rita London.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Lunchtime Meditation (online)

Screening | Screening And Panel: CRAZYWISE (2017) (Online)


Crazy...or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a 'calling' to grow or just a 'broken brain'? The documentary CRAZYWISE explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience. Joined by the Director of CRAZYWISE, Phil Borges, and renowned mental health professional Gabor Mate, MD, the event will include a screening of CRAZYWISE followed by a panel session. The panel will explore finding meaning through suffering, how indigenous cultures identify "psychotic" symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential, and the growing severity of the mental health crisis in America dominated by biomedical psychiatry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Screening And Panel: CRAZYWISE (2017) (Online)

Jazz | POSTPONED!! Jazz Guitarist Plays the American Songbook


Jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guests play standards from the American Songbook. Wurtzel has played worldwide with many jazz legends, including the Count Basie Countsmen, Wild Bill Davis, Bill Doggett, Jimmy McGriff, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, singers Gloria Lynne and Terri Thornton, as well as Paul Simon. He is a director of the Jazz Foundation of America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, POSTPONED!! Jazz Guitarist Plays the American Songbook

Author Reading | Speak, Silence: In Search of W. G. Sebald


W. G. Sebald was one of the most extraordinary and influential writers of the 20th century. Through books including The Emigrants, Austerlitz and The Rings of Saturn, he pursued an original literary vision that combined fiction, history, autobiography and photography and addressed some of the most profound themes of contemporary literature: the burden of the Holocaust, memory, loss and exile.   The first biography to explore his life and work, Carole Angier's Speak, Silence pursues the true Sebald through the memories of those who knew him and through the work he left behind. This quest takes Angier from Sebald’s birth as a second-generation German at the end of the Second World War, through his rejection of the poisoned inheritance of the Third Reich, to his emigration to England, exploring the choice of isolation and exile that drove his work. It digs deep into a creative mind on the edge, finding profound empathy and paradoxical coldness, saving humour and an elusive mix of fact and fiction in his life as well as work. The result is a unique, ferociously original portrait that pushes the boundaries of biography just as its subject pushed the boundaries of fiction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Author Readings, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Speak, Silence: In Search of W. G. Sebald

Discussion | A Celebration of the Life and Work of Stephen Sondheim (online)


This will be a multi-lensed look into the depth, complexity and nuanced work of Stephen Sondheim. What makes this conversation unique is its perspective on Sondheim's vast contributions from both sides of the footlights: hear from theatrical luminaries Joanna Gleason and Donna Murphy, as well as from two leading intellectuals of our time, Dr. Cornel West and American linguist John McWhorter. Moderated by author Jamie Bernstein.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Discussions, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, A Celebration of the Life and Work of Stephen Sondheim (online)

Film | Scandal Sheet (1952): Newpaper Editor Covers Up Crime


The editor of an exploitation newspaper commits a murder and assigns his protege to investigate hoping to divert attention away from himself. Director: Phil Karlson Stars: John Derek, Donna Reed, Broderick Crawford 82 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Scandal Sheet (1952): Newpaper Editor Covers Up Crime

Book Discussion | Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media (online)


A virtual taping of the So to Speak Podcast with Jacob Mchangama, author, in conversation with Greg Lukianoff, Professor Stephen D. Solomon, Sarah McLaughlin, and host Nico Perrino.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Book Discussions, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media (online)

Video | Memories of El Barrio and En Foco: An Oral History (online)


Watch the premiere video screening of an oral history with photographer and En Foco founder Charles Biasiny-Rivera. Held in conversation with El Museo del Barrio's Chief Curator Rodrigo Moura and Curator Susanna V. Temkin, Biasiny-Rivera shares details about his childhood growing up in East Harlem and the Bronx, his initial forays into photography, the formation of En Foco, and his experiences taking images in New York City schools.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Videos, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Memories of El Barrio and En Foco: An Oral History (online)

Discussion | Ways of Seeing: A Conversation on the Exhibition (online)


Chief Curator Claire Gilman, artist Arlene Shechet, and critic and curator Jarrett Earnest have a conversation on the current exhibition Ways of Seeing: Three Takes on the Jack Shear Drawing Collection, which focuses on the extraordinary drawing collection of artist, curator, and President of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation Jack Shear.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Ways of Seeing: A Conversation on the Exhibition (online)

Author Reading | Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation (online)


Roosevelt Montás's newest book aks: what is the value of a liberal education? Traditionally characterized by a rigorous engagement with the classics of Western thought and literature, this approach to education is all but extinct in American universities, replaced by flexible distribution requirements and ever-narrower academic specialization. Many academics attack the very idea of a Western canon as chauvinistic, while the general public increasingly doubts the value of the humanities. Dominican-born American academic Montás tells the story of how a liberal education transformed his life, and offers an intimate account of the relevance of the Great Books today, especially to members of historically marginalized communities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation (online)

Discussion |
A Room with a View: Artist and Architect in Conversation (online)


A virtual celebration of Radcliffe Bailey’s recent solo exhibition at Jack Shainman Gallery, Ascents and Echoes. The Atlanta-based painter, sculptor, and mixed media artist uses rich layerings of imagery, found objects, and text to explore ancestry, race, migration and collective memory. He will be in conversation with architect Mabel O. Wilson, who makes visible the ways that anti-Black racism shapes the built environment, along with the ways Blackness creates spaces of imagination, refusal, and desire.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, A Room with a View: Artist and Architect in Conversation (online)

Workshop | Trial German Class (online)


Experience how they teach online so you know what you can expect. This is a complimentary, one hour, online trial class for adults. Start times: 6:30pm. 8:00pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Trial German Class (online)

Author Reading | Amoralman: A True Story and Other Lies (online)


Performance artist and magician Derek DelGaudio celebrates the paperback release of latest book. Truth and lies are two sides of the same coin. But who’s flipping it? A thought-provoking and brilliantly entertaining work of nonfiction from one of the world's leading deceivers, the creator and star of the astonishing theater show and film In & Of Itself.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Amoralman: A True Story and Other Lies (online)

Author Reading | An Abolitionist’s Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World (online)


The co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrice Cullors, discusses her framework for how everyday activists and organizers can help re-imagine a world where communities are treated with dignity, care, and respect.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, An Abolitionist&rsquo;s Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World (online)

Author Reading | Black Cake: A Novel of Two Estranged Siblings (online)


In Charmaine Wilkerson’s exquisitely evocative debut novel, two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother’s death and her hidden past—a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake. New York Times bestselling novelist Taylor Jenkins Reid joins Wilkerson to discuss her gripping, heartbreaking story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names, can shape relationships and history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Black Cake: A Novel of Two Estranged Siblings (online)

Author Reading | Defenestrate: The Falling Curse (online)


Renée Branum's exuberant, wildly inventive debut about a young woman fascinated by her ancestors' legendary "falling curse" and trying to keep her own family from falling apart.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Defenestrate: The Falling Curse (online)

Author Reading | Vladimir: The Professor and the Accusations (online)


A provocative, razor-sharp, and timely debut novel about a beloved English professor facing a slew of accusations against her professor husband by former students--a situation that becomes more complicated when she herself develops an obsession of her own... With this bold, edgy, and uncommonly assured debut, author Julia May Jonas takes us into charged territory, where the boundaries of morality bump up against the impulses of the human heart. Propulsive, darkly funny, and wildly entertaining, Vladimir perfectly captures the personal and political minefield of our current moment, exposing the nuances and the grey area between power and more
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Author Readings, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Vladimir: The Professor and the Accusations (online)

Book Discussion | James Joyce's Ulysses at 100 (online)


On February 2, 1922, James Joyce turned 40 and his book Ulysses was published. Experimental and genre-defying, it would go on to become a defining piece of modernist literature and continues to beguile and amaze readers 100 years later. We are thrilled to welcome back Joyce expert Robert J. Seidman, along with Sarah Cole, to reflect on the legacy of Ulysses, its impact on modernism, and its lasting relevance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Book Discussions, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, James Joyce's Ulysses at 100 (online)

Author Reading | Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration (online)


When critically acclaimed author Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts wrote a piece for The Washington Post on Black joy in the early days of the pandemic, she had no idea it would resonate with countless people across the U.S. One moment of ecstatic, untrammeled laughter shared with her young daughter unleashed a powerful cascade of healing, affirmative joy that she contended was essential to resisting the pervasive dehumanization faced by Black folks every day. Lewis-Giggetts refracts this idea through a timely collection of intimate, uplifting, and powerful essays that celebrate Black joy as a tool for personal and collective healing, whether racism is conquered or not.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, February 02, 2022, 02/02/2022, Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration (online)
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