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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 3, 2022?

12 free events take place on Thursday, February 3 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 3 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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12 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Thursday, February 3, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted. ONLINE EVENTS ARE MARKED AS SUCH.
        

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 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Concert | Pop-Up Lunch Time Concert


Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) presents pop-up lunch time concerts. While program for specific dates to be decided, potential repertory works to be performed include; Arctic Memory, by award-winning dancer/choreographer Jody Sperling which is an environmentally conscious creation. Arctic Memory had its genesis in a 43-day polar science mission north of the Arctic Circle in which Ms. Sperling was the first, and to date only choreographer-in-residence aboard a US Coast Guard icebreaker. Imagine by Kate Mangiardi in which she is in a demonstration of fancy figures into graceful edge movements to the music of "Imagine" composed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and recorded by Eva Cassidy. When Atoms Embrace is an acclaimed solo choreographed and costumed by original John Curry Theatre of Skating member, Lorna Brown. Ms. Brown is an artist with a deep interest and knowledge in science. The piece is set to Music by Arvo Part's "Spiegel im Spiegel" and was inspired by a poem Ms. Brown wrote herself. ITNY performers include Olympian Kaitlyn Weaver, ITNY Ensemble members Armen Agaian, Danil Berdnikov, Sarah France, Valerie Levine, Liz Schmidt, and young ice dance apprentices Oona and Gage Brown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:40 pm
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Concerts, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Pop-Up Lunch Time Concert

Concert | Love Songs From Renesaissance


Linda Lee Jones & Elizabeth Van Os, sopranos; Eric S. Brenner, countertenor; Todd Frizzell & David Vanderwal, tenors; Steven Hrycelak, bass. Renaissance love songs from the passionate, sexy, and silly to the ribald by Lassus, Marenzio, Monteverdi, Dowland, Morely, Wilbye, Josquin, Le Jeune, de Sermisy, Jannequin, Jacob Handl and more. Since 1969, the internationally acclaimed vocal sextet The Western Wind has devoted itself to the special beauty and variety of a cappella music. The ensemble’s repertoire reveals its diverse background: from Renaissance motets to Fifties rock ’n’ roll, from medieval carols to Duke Ellington, from complex works by avant-garde composers to the simplest folk melodies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
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Concerts, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Love Songs From Renesaissance

Screening | Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris (1970)


A short documentary portrait of James Baldwin, one of the towering figures of 20th-century American literature, Black culture and political thought, filmed in Paris. The iconic writer is captured in several symbolic locations in the city, where he was living at the time, including the Place de la Bastille. This event will be introduced by Prof. Ann Laura Stoler. The film will be followed by a discussion among three of the leading authors and commentators on Baldwin’s work and life: Rich Blint (The New School), Michael Gillespie (CUNY), and Cora Kaplan (University of Southampton).  Open Q and A from the audience will follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Screenings, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris (1970)

Talk | Amplifying Oral Histories of Resistance (online)


Oral historians have a reverence for the power of the stories that are shared with us. Practitioners also aim to pursue their work through processes that empower narrators and their larger communities. This talk with How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America editor Sara Sinclair will explore how oral history can challenge oppressive power dynamics and counteract colonial designs to interrupt the transmission of culture and stories. The talk will center the origin and power of stories in an indigenous context, focusing on the role of collective memory and the practical wisdom it contains to protect Indigenous worlds. What happens when we fail to remember our ancestors? And how is the act of remembering and sharing stories an act of resistance? 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Talks, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Amplifying Oral Histories of Resistance (online)

Opening Reception | Soft Shadows: Personal Paintings


Dominic Chambers showcases new paintings that continue the artist’s exploration of the intersections between art history, color theory, the ordinary, and the surreal. Referencing Carl Jung’s idea of the shadow-self, the artist’s Shadow Work paintings present a deeply personal perspective on how light and shadow interact against the backdrop of surrealism and art history. While Chambers is best known for his saturated canvases imbued with rich colors, Soft Shadows marks a subtle shift in his work. In these new paintings, Chambers renders personal and imagined narratives in black, white, and gray, set against bright washes of color or punctuated by strategic glimmers of prismatic light.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Soft Shadows: Personal Paintings

Talk | Consecration, Incantation, Merit: Three Ways to Do Things with Buddhist Art (online)


Focusing on the practices of consecration, incantation, and the production and transfer of religious merit, this talk situates selected objects in the exhibition What is the Use of Buddhist Art? within their histories and contexts of use. It examines the marks of ritual animation, the modes of vocalization, and the inscription of intentions and aspirations found on paintings, statues, stupas, and steles to reveal the social life of religious icons within Buddhist communities. Speaker D. Max Moerman is Professor and Chair of Asian & Middle Eastern Cultures at Columbia University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Talks, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Consecration, Incantation, Merit: Three Ways to Do Things with Buddhist Art (online)

Film | Harry and Tonto (1974): Comedy with Oscar-Winning Art Carney (online)


When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross-country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto. Director: Paul Mazursky Stars: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, René Enríquez 115 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Harry and Tonto (1974): Comedy with Oscar-Winning Art Carney (online)

Author Reading | The School for Good Mothers: An Explosive Page Turner (online)


A single lapse in judgement lands a young mother in a government reform program where custody of her child hangs in the balance. Jessamine Chan’s novel is an explosive page turner and a transgressive novel about the violence enacted upon women by both the state and, at times, one another; the systems that separate families; and the boundlessness of love.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, The School for Good Mothers: An Explosive Page Turner (online)

Discussion | New Capitalism in Japan: Turning Left or Right? (online)


What you'll learn: Prime Minister Kishida won the job of prime minister with a policy objective of introducing “New Capitalism in Japan.” The major components of New Capitalism will be explained. One of the features of New Capitalism is the virtuous cycle of income redistribution and growth. The presumed mechanism of this cycle will be discussed. Professor Ito will explain what concrete policy actions should be taken and what actions are likely to be taken Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, New Capitalism in Japan: Turning Left or Right? (online)

Author Reading | The Art of Activism: Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible (online)


The co-founders of the Center for Artistic Activism, Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert, discuss their new book, an all-purpose guide that falls somewhere between Che Guevara’s Principles for Guerrilla Warfare and Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. Duncombe and Lambert show readers how to bring about effective social change by combining the emotional power of the arts with the strategic planning of activism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Author Readings, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, The Art of Activism: Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible (online)
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Theater | 'Intriguing' Immersive Theatrical Experience

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Play | Comedy by Famous NYC Theater Company

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