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

29 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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29 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Thursday, February 3, 2022

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

Classical Music | Vocal Works by Mozart and Others


Program: MOZART  –  Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance” WILLIAM GRANT STILL  –  Lyric Quartette JESSIE MONTGOMERY  –  Strum GUIDO LÓPEZ-GAVILÁN  –  Cuarteto En Guaguanco W.A. MOZART  –  Quartet in C Major, K.465, “Dissonance” BILLY STRAYHORN  –  Take the A Train With the Harlem Quartet Start times: 11 am, 12pm & 1 pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Concerts, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Vocal Works by Mozart and Others

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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Concerts, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Pop-Up Lunch Time Concert

Film | He Ran All the Way (1951): Criminal Holds Family Hostage


Nick and his partner Al stage a payroll holdup. Al is shot and Nick kills a policeman. Nick hides out at a public pool, where he meets Peg Dobbs. They go back to her apartment and he forces her family to hide him from the police manhunt. Director: John Berry Stars: John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford 78 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, He Ran All the Way (1951): Criminal Holds Family Hostage

Gallery Talk | Multitudes: Exhibition Tour (online)


From extraordinary early American portraits and dazzlingly complex quilts to playful whimsy bottles, delicately hand-tinted photographs, and fragments of rare twentieth-century art environments, this is an exhibition that celebrates six decades of collecting at the American Folk Art Museum across four centuries of folk and self-taught art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Multitudes: Exhibition Tour (online)

Concert | Love Songs From Renaissance (in-person and online)


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
1:15 pm
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Concerts, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Love Songs From Renaissance (in-person and online)

Talk | To Dachau and Back to Life: A Holocaust Survivor Speaks (online)


Elly Gotz was born in 1928 in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania. When he was 13 years old, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union and Elly and his family were forced into a ghetto. When the ghetto was later liquidated, Elly was transported to the Dachau concentration camp, where he labored in an underground factory for a German company named Moll.  After being liberated in 1945, Elly and his family lived in Germany, desperate to emigrate. In the spring of 1947, they were accepted to Norway as refugees, and later that year they were able to immigrate to Zimbabwe to join extended family members. Elly eventually moved to Johannesburg and then Toronto, where he established several businesses and achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. In 2017, at the age of 89, he fulfilled another dream by going skydiving.  Gotz explores his remarkable journey of survival and rebuilding.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, To Dachau and Back to Life: A Holocaust Survivor Speaks (online)

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)

Screening | Screening With QA: Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris (Online)


This event will be introduced by Prof. Ann Laura Stoler, followed by a showing of the film Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris- an extraordinary brief film in which Baldwin confronts the filmmakers with the white fantasy they are constructing, missing why Baldwin went to Paris, and what it is to live with racism always on your back. The film will be followed by a discussion among three of the leading authors and commentators on Baldwin’s work and life: Rich Blint (Assistant Professor of Literature, The New School), Michael Gillespie (Associate Professor, Media and Communication Arts, CUNY), and Cora Kaplan (Emerita Professor of English, University of Southampton, and Visiting Professor of English at Queen Mary, University of London). Open Q and A from the audience will follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Screening With QA:&nbsp;Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris (Online)

Opening Reception | Moses Sumney: Blackalachia: Film and Photography


A feature-length performance film and photographic series created by the artist in the North Carolina stretch of the Blue Ridge Mountains during the summer of 2020. Sumney’s auteurial debut highlights issues at the center of his interdisciplinary practice, including non-binary thinking, isolation, emotional introspection and historical Black cultural influence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Moses Sumney: Blackalachia: Film and Photography

Jazz | Jazz Take on the Great American Songbook


Gabrielle Stravelli, the jazz vocalist and songwriter who has been compared to "Ella Fitzgerald in her prime," joins keyboardist/composer Art Hirahara and bassist Pat O'Leary for a wide-ranging program exploring the Great American Songbook.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Jazz Take on the Great American Songbook

Performance | Live Ice Sculpture Carving


Discover ice sculptures by New York City-based art collective Okamoto Studio. In celebration of the Lunar New Year there will be a live ice carving and display.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
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Performances, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Live Ice Sculpture Carving

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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Talks, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Amplifying Oral Histories of Resistance (online)

Opening Reception | 5 Photographers Show Their Work


Featuting: Saman Genshin Steven Gilbert Anne Burlock Lawver Jim Lustenader Paul Stetzer
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, 5 Photographers Show Their Work

Opening Reception | Animal Fiction: Paintings


Nicolas Ceccaldi will present a new body of work. Ceccaldi lives and works in New York. Solo exhibitions include Gaga, Los Angeles (2020); Le Consortium, Dijon, France (2017); Real Fine Arts, New York (2015); Kunstverein München, Munich (2014); and New Jerseyy, Basel (2013). Recent group shows include Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2018); Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2015); and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015), among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Animal Fiction: Paintings

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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Opening Receptions, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Soft Shadows: Personal Paintings

Discussion | A Discussion of the Exhibition Ways of Seeing (online)


Critic and curator Jarrett Earnest; artist Arlene Shechet; President of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation Jack Shear; and Drawing Center Chief Curator Claire Gilman for a conversation about the exhibition Ways of Seeing: Three Takes on the Jack Shear Drawing Collection. Ways of Seeing is a three-part exhibition that focuses on the extraordinary drawing collection of artist, curator, and President of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation Jack Shear. Continuing The Drawing Center's tradition of exhibiting drawings from outstanding public and private collections, Ways of Seeing offers a revealing experiment in connoisseurship and exhibition-making. During the course of the exhibition's fifteen-week run, artist Arlene Shechet, critic and curator Jarrett Earnest, and Shear himself will each present an installation curated from Shear's holdings, which consist of nearly seven hundred drawings dating from the sixteenth century to the present.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, A Discussion of the Exhibition Ways of Seeing (online)

Discussion | Black New York (online)


A conversation with four scholars exploring activism and scholarship of 20th century Black New York. The discussion will feature Christopher Hayes, (The Harlem Uprising: Segregation and Inequality in Postwar New York City); Paula Marie Seniors, Mae Mallory, the Monroe Defense Committee, and World Revolutions: African American Women Radical Activists; Tammy L. Brown, (City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York); and Ariella Rotramel, (Pushing Back: Women of Color–Led Grassroots Activism in New York City)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Black New York (online)

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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Talks, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Consecration, Incantation, Merit: Three Ways to Do Things with Buddhist Art (online)

Poetry Reading | 2 New Poetry Collections (online)


Rita Dove’s first new volume of poetry in over twelve years convenes a chorus that sings across decades to explore mortality, justice, art, and terror. From history’s grand exploits to her own personal struggles, Dove offers up in Playlist for the Apocalypse, a lifetime of song.” Dove also appears in the new collection On Girlhood, edited by Glory Edim, the founder of Well-Read Black Girl. On Girlhood, also featuring stories by Jamaica Kincaid, Toni Morrison, Dorothy West, Camille Acker, Toni Cade Bambara, and more, explores the thin yet imperative line between Black girlhood and womanhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, 2 New Poetry Collections (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, Rene Enriquez 115 min.
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7:00 pm
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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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Author Readings, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, The School for Good Mothers: An Explosive Page Turner (online)

Classical Music | Deep River: Black Currents in Classical Music (online)


There is a rich tradition of Black composers, conductors, and musicians in classical music, from William Grant Still, Scott Joplin, and Florence Price to Marian Anderson and Jessye Norman. Dr. Howard Watkins, renowned pianist and Assistant Conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, explores this lineage by curating a recital delving into the rich repertoire of Black American composers, featuring internationally acclaimed soprano Karen Slack. This illuminating musical performance is followed by an insightful panel discussion lead by Watkins and other scholars and luminaries in the field. Hosted by Jami Floyd, the Director of the Race & Justice Unit at New York Public Radio, and broadcast live from New York Public Radio’s The Greene Space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Deep River: Black Currents in Classical Music (online)

City Walk | Garment District Tour (online)


Learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the LES, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Garment District Tour (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
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Discussions, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, New Capitalism in Japan: Turning Left or Right? (online)

Talk | The Day May Break: Photographer as Environmental Activist (online)


Nick Brandt is committed to the role of photographer as a social activist. He not only tells the vital stories of a natural world that is disappearing, but also uses that imagery to spread its important message in an effort to help save it. In this talk, Nick will discuss his long-term projects, including his newest The Day May Break. How does he produce the projects? Create the images? Exhibit and publish the resulting images? Nick will discuss all this and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, The Day May Break: Photographer as Environmental Activist (online)

Discussion | Writers in Conversation (online)


Kiese Laymon is a Black writer from Jackson, Mississippi. Laymon is the author of the genre-bending novel Long Division and the essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. Laymon’s bestselling memoir, Heavy: An American Memoir, won the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and was named one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years by The New York Times. Hari Kunzru is a Clinical Professor in the Creative Writing Program at NYU. He is the author of five novels, including White Tears, a finalist for the PEN Jean Stein Award, the Kirkus Prize, the Folio Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, One Book New York, the Prix du Livre Inter étranger, and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 03, 2022, 02/03/2022, Writers in Conversation (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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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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