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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 22, 2022?

31 free events take place on Tuesday, February 22 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 22 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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31 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, February 22, 2022

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Film | Captives (2019): Drama from Hungary (online)


In 1951 Communist-era Budapest, the secret police knock on the door of an ordinary family. Instead of arresting them, they decide to move in and hold the family captive in their own home, along with anyone who comes to visit them. Director: Kristóf Deák Stars: Eliza Sodró, Zsófia Szamosi, Ernõ Fekete 87 min In Hungarian with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 am
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Workshop | Forest Fitness


Incorporating climbing multiple staircases, stretches and strengthening exercises, notable tree identification, and forest bathing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
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Festival | Ice Skating Performance, Crafts, Fitness Class for Kids!


Spend the last day of the Winter Olympics at the park and enjoy various activities for kids. The Ice Theatre of New York will present a short pop-up performance at 9:30 am. Schedule: Kids Skate Sessions: 9:25am-10:50am (sign-up required) Group Skate Lessons: 9:40am and 10:15am (sign-up required) Kids Fitness Classes: 10am - 12pm Winter Obstacle Course: 10am - 12pm Drop-in Crafts (Olympic torches): 10am - 12pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:25 am
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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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10:00 am
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Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training, and a lot of fun. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel etc.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Conference | 38th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference (online)


The theme for the conference is Deeply Rooted: Growing Community Connections. The 38th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference has virtual panels and webinars.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lecture | Filtering Histories: The Photographic Bureaucracy in Mozambique, 1960 to Recent Times (online)


By 1960, Portugal governed Mozambique as a colonial state and faced looming anti-colonial wars in Angola and Goa. By 1963, the liberation movement Frente da Libertação de Moçambique (Frelimo) organized itself in exile and launched a war for Mozambique’s independence. Long before these political developments, a range of historical actors, other than the state, used photographs to tremendous effect. In response, the colonial state developed bureaucratic infrastructures related to its military, press, and diplomatic operations. These different departments deployed distinct aesthetic criteria to specific administrative ends. At independence, Frelimo brought to power its own photographic archive and practice philosophies, both shaped by the experience of guerrilla war. This presentation rehearses some of the major arguments from my recent monograph about how photographs come to inhabit bureaucratic structures at different points in time and how state and non-state actors put photography to varied use. Speaker Drew Thompson is Associate Professor of Visual Culture and Black Studies at the Bard Graduate Center.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Discussion | The Ukraine Crisis and the European Security Architecture (online)


With more than 100,000 Russian troops massed around Ukraine and warnings by the US - despite repeated Russian assertions to the contrary - that an imminent attack on Ukraine is likely, there is fear that Europe is closer to a major war than it has been since the breakup of former Yugoslavia. Over the past weeks several meetings between Russia and Western allies have failed to reconcile apparently irreconcilable visions of European security. What are the prospects for de-escalation and peace? This is an engaging conversation among leading security experts from the U.S., the European Union, and Russia as they consider what the future holds for Ukraine and the European security architecture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Tour | Rome: Archaeology, Myths and Customs (online)


Rome is a huge archaeological site - have a look at the active sites in the city which are still yielding amazing treasures and insights. Join the tour guide for a leisurely walk through the Eternal City of Rome, one of the largest archaeological sites in the world and see what it teaches us about how the people of Rome lived their lives in ancient times. Popularly known as a "historical lasagna", Rome offers both easily accessible open-air sites and well-organised archaeological museums full of amazing artefacts. Traces of the past can be seen everywhere; lurking from basements, peaking from underneath the churches or encased in the walls of buildings in hidden alleys.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Lecture | Backwardness and the Russian Case: On Modernization and its Discontent (online)


Since the eighteenth century, Russia had the unique privilege of being constantly associated to a double dilemma, in terms of modernity (temporalities) and its spatial limits: is it Russia like Europe or Asia? Is it modern or backward? In every instance, these reflections were a response to structural transformations in states, societies and economies: the global transformations of the world gave birth to attempts of an explanation which led in turn to a quest for universalism, or, at the opposite, to the identification of “national” culture and “specificities” –these last being eventually included into a universal path, based upon “Russian”, not Western, “values” and “categories. Professor Alessandro Stanziani will focus on the notion of backwardness in history writing, in general history and economic history in particular.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Talk | Artist Talk: Diverse Practices (online)


Beatrice Glow is an artist-researcher leveraging interactive multimedia installations and multi-sensory experiences in service of public history and just futures. Her diverse practice includes sculptural installations, olfactory art, emerging media, and multi-lingual publishing. Working through anti-colonial and diasporic lens, Glow often co-labors with scholars and community stakeholders to assemble surviving fragments and question dominant narratives. Her ongoing research into the social histories of plants sketches vignettes about the entangled realities of dispossession, enslavement, migrations and extractive economies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Workshop | Finding Your Goldilocks Lens for Street Photography (online)


Many street photographers get stuck and discouraged when their results fall short of their aspirations. What they don’t realize is that they’re working with the wrong lens. In this presentation, Dotan Saguy will help the audience find out which focal length is right for them. Dotan will also cover counterintuitive topics like why sticking with a single prime lens as opposed to a zoom unlocks your creative potential, and how much you need to spend on a lens to get the results you aspire to.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Classical Music | Works By Stravinsky And More


George Manahan, conductor. Program AARON COPLAND Music for the Theatre DARIUS MILHAUD The Creation of the World, Op. 81 IGOR STRAVINSKY Ebony Concerto
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Opening Reception | Calicho Arevalo: Gold Oro Puro


Internationally renowned artist and architect from Colombia Calicho Arevalo will show 20 select pieces planned over his last three years in NYC. Inspired by the contrast in cultures of Latin America and Northern America. Calicho incorporates inspiration from his people and culture, alongside the stark buildings of opportunity NYC offers. The lushness of Latin fruit, the wildness of Amazonian animals. The bright and vibrant colors of Colombia align cohesively with the direct clean lines of architecture. Calicho expresses the relationship between history and humanity, incorporating indigenous people, and the gold that inspired this collection.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World's Most Creative People, with New York Times Columnist Roxane Gay


Author Debbie Millman will be in conversation with Roxane Gay to celebrate the launch of her new book Over the course of her popular podcast's fifteen-year reign, Debbie Millman has interviewed more than 400 creative minds. In those conversations, she has not only explored what it means to design a creative life, but has, as Millman's wife, Roxane Gay, assesses in her foreword, "created a gloriously interesting and ongoing conversation about what it means to live well, overcome trauma, face rejection, learn to love and be loved, and thrive both personally and professional." In this illustrated, curated anthology, Millman includes approximately 80 of her best interviews with visionaries from across diverse fields. These eye-opening, entertaining, and enlightening conversations offer insights into new ways of being and living.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Book Discussion | CANCELED***The Philosophy of Parochialism by Radomir Konstantinovic (online)***CANCELED


A discussion of the new translation of Radomir Konstantinovic's 1969 work The Philosophy of Parochialism (University of Michigan Press, 2021). Translator Branislav Jakovljevic (Stanford University) will be joined by discussant Branka Arsic (Columbia University) and moderators Aleksandar Boskovic and Christopher Caes, ECEC co-directors. The Philosophy of Parochialism is Radomir Konstantinovic's (1928-2011) most celebrated and reviled book. First published in Belgrade as Filosofija palanke in 1969, it attracted keen attention and controversy through its unsparing critique of Serbian and any other nationalism in Yugoslavia and beyond. The book was prophetic, seeming to anticipate not only the bloody disintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, but also the totalitarian turn in politics across the globe in the first decades of the new century. With this translation, English-speaking audiences can at last discover one of the most original writers of eastern European late modernism, and gain an important and original perspective into contemporary politics and culture in the West and beyond. This is a book that seems to age in reverse, as its meanings become deeper and more universal with the passage of time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Club | Nonfiction Book Group: The Black Radical Imagination by Robin D. G. Kelley


Kelley unearths freedom dreams in this exciting history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora in the twentieth century. Focusing on the visions of activists from C. L. R. James to Aimé Césaire and Malcolm X, Kelley writes of the hope that Communism offered, the mindscapes of Surrealism, the transformative potential of radical feminism, and of the four-hundred-year-old dream of reparations for slavery and Jim Crow.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lecture | The Elements of Political Demography: Immigration, Integration and Citizenship (online)


Adrian Favell, Chair in Sociology and Social Theory at the University of Leeds, where he directs the Bauman Institute, will be presenting his work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Club | Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud (online)


In vibrant, addictive Trinidadian prose, Love After Love questions who and how we love, the obligations of family, and the consequences of choices made in desperation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Gallery Talk | Black History Is Poster History (online)


Dr. Jonathan Square takes a a close look at posters in the museum's collection that address Black history and culture. Square will explore how Black representation in poster history has evolved over time, drawing from a curated selection of posters from the museum's permanent collection. Whether created by Black designers, featuring Black figures, targeting Black consumers, or advocating for Black issues, there's no shortage of overlap between Black history and poster history. Jonathan Michael Square is the Assistant Professor of Black Visual Culture at Parsons School of Design.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Classical Music | Generational Fanfares: Works by Copland and Others, Hosted by David Hyde Pierce (online)


Program: AARON COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man VALERIE COLEMAN Fanfare for Uncommon Times JOAN TOWER Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman Performers Tito Muñoz, Conductor David Hyde Pierce, Actor St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Author Reading | Loss of Memory is Only Temporary: Short Stories (online)


Originally published as Other People's Lives and a finalist for the National Book Award in 1975, Johanna Kaplan's sharp, bitingly funny, and quietly moving collection of stories is re-released with new material and an introduction by Francine Prose.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Mercy Street: New Novel from a New York Times Bestselling Author (online)


Author Jennifer Haigh returns with her timely, highly anticipated new novel. This tense, riveting story follows the disparate lives that intersect at a woman’s clinic, the consuming work and unending dramas of women in crisis inside, and the intensifying anti-abortion protests and threats outside. Joining Haigh in conversation is Shannon Rose Selden, a litigation partner with an active pro bono practice focused on women’s reproductive rights, and feminist activist Jamia Wilson will moderate a conversation.t,
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Reading | Windows on The Bowery: 400 Years on NYC’s Oldest Street (online)


Author David Mulkins in conversation with the Tenement Museum’s Dave Favaloro. With its ties to history and pop culture — The Bowery, is possibly one of the most well-known streets in the world. An emblem of New York City’s consistent contradictory nature, even in its present state. Despite its 2013 addition to the National Register of Historic Places, the street, the historic character and remaining low to middle income residents are still at risk of eradication. The Bowery Alliance’s Windows on the Bowery project aimed to preserve this unique integrity, partnering with Cooper Union and placing 64 poster placards in the windows of historic sites along the Bowery. Now published as a fascinating collection, honoring the diverse and complex histories of a street that that has drawn everyone from presidents to punks to protect its uncertain future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concert | A Dream Deferred: Langston Hughes in Song (online)


Powerful and incisive poems by Langston Hughes are set to music in a recital curated by soprano Julia Bullock. She is joined by John Arida (piano), Nicole Cabell (soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (piano and composition), Anthony McGill (clarinet), Jessie Montgomery (violin and composition), John Musto (piano and composition), Davóne Tines (bass-baritone), and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | A Tribute To Jazz Baritone Saxophonist (Online)


Courtney Wright, baritone sax; Andrew Wagner, trumpet; Miki Yamanaka, piano; Sameer Shankar, bass; Eliza Salem, drums. Join for a tribute to jazz baritone saxophonist and composer Pepper Adams. The Courtney Wright Quintet plays the music of Pepper Adams. Courtney Wright is a promising young composer and baritone saxophonist based in New York City, where she leads her own jazz orchestra and quintet that perform her original compositions and arrangements.Courtney's music has been performed and recorded by the WDR Big Band, the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, and the One and Two O'Clock Lab Bands at the University of North Texas
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Talk | Photographer Talk (online)


Growing up in Salt Lake City, David Burnett, like many of his contemporaries, worked on the high school yearbook where he learned the basics of shooting and the darkroom. He attended Colorado College (BA 1968 Political Science) and had a summer internship with Time Magazine, for whom he worked for nearly fifty years. He spent two years covering the war in Vietnam, joined the weekly Life Magazine, and when Life closed, worked for the French news agency GAMMA, before starting Contact Press Images with editor Robert Pledge in 1975. For the last five decades he has worked for magazines in the US and Europe, and hopes to compile a series of essays, both written and photographic, in the next year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | Sound Lounge: An Intimate Singer-Songwriter Showcase


An intimate singer-songwriter showcase featuring up and coming NYC artists from the African American community. This evening offers an opportunity for the artists to share their voices, personal stories and love of music. See link for COVID protocols.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Dance Performance | The Equus Projects: Live Performance and Film


Live performance and film are are woven into a fluid tapestry that will fascinate you and draw you into the profound world of physical listening. Witness how the Equus Projects creates and trains with equines. This evening will transport you into the pasture and paddocks as the company films their 2022 documentary film, Imprinted. What do dancers bring into the equine arena?: That is the question the three dancers asked themselves  as they embarked on creating a movement language with two young foals.  In April of 2021, three Equus Projects dancers began exploring moving, first with the two pregnant mares and then with their newborns. Filmmaker Stefan Morel was present for the horsemanship training and choreographic exploration. He captured the pregnant mare and the foals' births and documented the ensuing weeks of dance conversations with the mare and foals.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Poetry Reading | outside voices, please: Award-Winning Poetry (online)


Brooklyn-based poet Valerie Hsiung presents her fourth full-length collection, winner of the Colorado State University Poetry Center’s 2019 Open Book Prize.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Performance | Jamie Heath & Friends: Performance Art (online)


Expect the spontaneity of a party when Janie Heath introduces her work and that of some of her fascinating friends, featuring weekly shows curated by one notable creator—with the voices, commentary, music, art, films, and writing of friends they work with and admire. Like an old-fashioned TV variety show, Heath will showcase writers, musicians, and others who express their own unique qualities through a diverse but contemporary range of work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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