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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 1, 2023?

22 free events take place on Wednesday, February 1 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 1 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 1, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Creed (2015) with Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone
free events nyc Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape and the Postnatural
free events nyc Five-time Emmy Award-Winner Hosts Special Taping of Public Radio Broadcast
free events nyc Something about the Weather: A Concert of Traditional Instruments, Digital Processing and Everyday Objects
        

Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Workshop | Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School of Music, the chorus is open to all who love to sing. Learn contemporary and classic songs and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, Adult Chorus

Film | Creed (2015) with Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone


The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed. Directed by Ryan Coogler. 133 Min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, Creed (2015) with Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone

Film | CANCELLED Lady of the Night (1925): Silent Romantic Drama


A world-weary prostitute yearns after respectability and the love of an inventor. Dir: Monta Bell With Norma Shearer, Malcolm McGregor, George K. Arthur, and Dale Fuller 75 Min. Not Rated.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, CANCELLED Lady of the Night (1925): Silent Romantic Drama

Workshop | Figure Drawing


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike short and long poses for participants to draw. Artists/ educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, Figure Drawing

Book Discussion | An Ugly Word: Rethinking Race in Italy and the United States (in-person and online)


Scholars and politicians often assume a significant gap between the ways that Americans and Europeans think about race. According to this template, in the U.S. race is associated with physical characteristics, while in Western Europe race has disappeared, and discrimination is based on insurmountable cultural differences. However, little research has addressed how average Americans and Europeans actually think and talk about race. In her book, sociologist Ann Morning examines American and Italian understandings of group difference in order to determine if and how they may differ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Book Discussions, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, An Ugly Word: Rethinking Race in Italy and the United States (in-person and online)

Discussion | The Curatorial Roundtable (online)


From 1994 – 2016, speaker Hamza Walker was the director of education and associate curator at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, a non-collecting museum devoted to contemporary art. Recently, he was a juror for the Venice Biennale’s prestigious Golden Lion award. In February 2019, Walker curated the talks and programs at the first edition of Frieze Los Angeles. In 2018 at LAXART, he curated “Sperm Cult” and “Sol LeWitt, Page Works 1967–2007,” an exhibition of works LeWitt made specifically for reproduction in magazines, journals and books. In 2017, he co-curated “Reconstitution” at LAXART and co-curated the “Made in L.A.” biennial at the Hammer Museum in 2016.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, The Curatorial Roundtable (online)

Book Discussion | Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape and the Postnatural


A conversation and signing with editors Cathryn Dwyre, Chris Perry, David Salomon, and Kathy Velikov, moderated by Peder Anker. The writers and designers in this collection are among the most thoughtful architects, artists, landscape architects, and theorists working today. The editors organized these essays and works of art and design around three territories: the atmospheric, the biologic, and the geologic. Each cluster of essays is further framed by forewords and afterwords, which draw individual points of view into a larger articulation of what an ambiguous territory might be and how it operates.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Book Discussions, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape and the Postnatural

Film | Creed (2015) with Michael B. Jordan


The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed. Directed by Ryan Coogler. With Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Anthony Bellew. 133 Min. Michael Bakari Jordan is an American actor known for his film roles as shooting victim Oscar Grant in the drama Fruitvale Station (2013), boxer Adonis Creed in Creed (2015), and Erik Killmonger in Black Panther (2018), all of which were written and directed by Ryan Coogler. Jordan has reprised his role of Creed in Creed II (2018). Also in 2018, Jordan received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, as a producer on the television film Fahrenheit 451. In 2020, Jordan was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine, as well as People's Sexiest Man Alive. In the same year, The New York Times ranked him 15th on its list of the 25 greatest actors of the 21st century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, Creed (2015) with Michael B. Jordan

Opening Reception | Nenad Samuilo Amodaj: Hoop and Ball


A series of photographs from June 2010 with dancer and author Shawnrey Notto. The photographs were based on an earlier series of drawings Nenad made of Notto wearing parts of the deconstructed wedding dress during his figure drawing study in Michael Markowitz’s 23rd Street studio in San Francisco. The hoop skirt serves as an augmentation device, a skeletal extension meant to alter the visual perception of the human form. To realize the full associative power of the hoop, Amodaj created a counter-shape to the hoop, a white sphere (the Ball) made from plaster strips, to match the cloth texture and placed it in a dynamic relationship with his model. Notto improvised the poses from Nenad’s drawings in constant slow motion. The whole project was done in two 3-hour sessions with no rehearsals and no replays. The minimalistic setting, uniform lighting, and central vantage point shift perception from a trivial reality to a metaphysical one. The intent was to induce the spectator to spontaneously alternate between the three aspects: the human form, the symbolic function of the skirt, and the geometry of the cone and sphere. The spontaneity of dynamic poses and the imperfections of a handheld camera balance this sparse imagery. The exhibition presents a selection of 15 photographs from a project collection of over a hundred. Most of the series are gelatin-silver prints from a 35 mm film, with a few exceptions for large-scale digital color prints.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, Nenad Samuilo Amodaj: Hoop and Ball

Reading | A Celebration of the Winners of the Bette Howland Prize


Areading with authors Rebekka Rafnsdóttir, Na Zhong, Rocky Halpern, Valerie Kipnis, and Charlotte Slivka, MFA writing program graduates and winners of the Bette Howland Prize. The evening will be introduced by Brigid Hughes, editor of A Public Space which rediscovered Howland (1937-2017), and moderated by Honor Moore.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, A Celebration of the Winners of the Bette Howland Prize

Talk | Artists Talk: Making Art for Newark Airport (in-person and online)


Artists Layqa Nuna Yawar and Karyn Olivier  talk with Nicholas Baume of Public Art Fund. The discussion will center on Layqa Nuna Yawar’s Between the Future Past (2021-22) and Karyn Olivier’s Approach (2022), two monumental, site-specific works recently created for the new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport. Both artworks serve as love letters to New Jersey and pay homage to its local heroes and unique geography.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, Artists Talk: Making Art for Newark Airport (in-person and online)

Talk | Five-time Emmy Award-Winner Hosts Special Taping of Public Radio Broadcast


The New York City Fire Museum presents host Randy Cohen and Person Place Thing with special guest Gary Urbanowicz, FDNY historian, host of the popular "Throwback FDNY" podcast, and former Executive Director of the Museum. The event will also feature live music by "Piano Pete" (Pete Favilla), and will be recorded with a live audience for later broadcast at Public Radio syndicates nationwide. Since 2008, Public Radio's Person Place Thing has been drawing hundreds of thousands of listeners on the premise that people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. Known for his Emmy Award-winning writing for "The Late Show with David Letterman" and Michael Moore's "TV Nation", as well as for being a regular contributor at the New Yorker and Newsweek, host Randy Cohen interviews guests in front of a live audience, asking them to speak about one person, one place, and one thing that have shaped their lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Talks, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, Five-time Emmy Award-Winner Hosts Special Taping of Public Radio Broadcast

Lecture | The History of Yiddish Music


Musician and sound archivist Eléonore Biezunski will present materials, both live and recorded, from the Max and Frieda Weinstein Archive of YIVO Sound Recordings and other such collections. Eléonore will examine the archive not only as a repository of documents, but as an historical phenomenon in its own right and as “a living space,” exploring the histories of the archival materials’ collectors and archivists. Patrons are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, The History of Yiddish Music

Book Club | The Narrows by Ann Petry (online)


In this stunning and heartbreaking story, Petry illuminates the harsh realities of race and class through two doomed lovers. This profound, necessary novel stakes Petry’s place as an indelible writer of American literature.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, The Narrows by Ann Petry (online)

Lecture | Pathways to Ethical Culture (online)


Ethical culture is a humanist community that esteems ethics as its core precept, human worth and dignity as its central value, and community, sustainability and freedom as its principal goals.  Where did ethical culture come from?  What does it say to us today regarding the human condition? What is its unique contribution for our lives and our future? This is the first of a five part program to discover ethical culture including its philosophy, its history, and its meaning for personal growth and fulfillment. Facilitated by Dr. Joseph Chuman and Dr. Richard Koral.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, Pathways to Ethical Culture (online)

Concert | Something about the Weather: A Concert of Traditional Instruments, Digital Processing and Everyday Objects


A new and original work by New York-based composer, producer, and performer Hahn Rowe. Rowe describes Something about the Weather as "an inquiry into what we do when we are left to make something from nothing. While old structures are stubbornly refusing to die, many have lost the ability to dream of another reality. Music and sound can ignite our ability to ride along the edges of our imagination, where transformation is possible." In this concert, Rowe will use digital processing alongside traditional instruments and crude, everyday objects to build a fluid, shapeshifting soundscape for the Lantern -- the flexible, top-floor space of the venue. "An expedition in the wilderness? A cooking show gone awry? A negotiation of inclement conditions?," Rowe asks. Something about the Weather is "a ritual romp through a playground of all things sonorous."
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, Something about the Weather: A Concert of Traditional Instruments, Digital Processing and Everyday Objects

Classical Music | 100 Years of Orchestra


A concert featuring works by German-born American composer Ursula Mamlok on the centennial year of her birth performed by MSM artists. Lucian Avalon, oboe; Shawn Chang, piano; SoYoung Choi, violin; Christa Dalmazio, soprano; Fei-Fei, piano; Bixby William, clarinet. Mamlok was born as Ursula Meyer in Berlin, Germany, into a Jewish family. She studied piano and composition until her family fled Nazi Germany in 1938. Due to American immigration quotas, the family moved to Guayaquil, Ecuador, but later Ursula emigrated alone to New York City to continue studying music. Mamlok composed extensively for small chamber ensembles of various configurations as well as works for piano. However, her output included a few pieces for orchestra, including a concerto for oboe. Other works included several songs, as well as works for voice and chamber ensemble.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, 100 Years of Orchestra

Performance | The Testimony: A One-Woman Show


The performer The Council plays a recovering Roman Catholic and present-day hypocrite Alyssa May Gold who shares the story of how she hit rock bottom and, sorry there's just no other way to say this, found Jesus. And she's not who you thought she was...
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, The Testimony: A One-Woman Show

Other | Bingo Singo!


Showgirl Anna Copa Cabanna and pianist Leslie Goshko host a night of musical bingo with bonus rounds including "Name That Tune." First bingo card is free, additional cards are $1 each.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Others, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, Bingo Singo!

Classical Music | Orchestra Performance (In Person and Online)


David Chan, conductor; Sheryl Staples, concertmaster; Lisa Kim, violin; Shmuel Katz, viola; Alan Stepansky, cello; Orin O'Brien, double bass; Robert Langevin, flute; Pascual Martinez-Forteza, clarinet; Michelle Baker, horn. Program: Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) Prelude a "L'apres-midi d'un faune" (Prelude to "The Afternoon of a Faun") Silvestre Revueltas (1899 - 1940) Sensemaya (Originally a vocal setting of the poem by the Afro-Cuban revolutionary Nicolas Guillen) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908) Scheherazade, op. 35
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 01, 2023, 02/01/2023, Orchestra Performance (In Person and Online)
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