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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 3, 2023?

21 free events take place on Friday, 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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21 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, February 3, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
free events nyc Marlene Dietrich: A Fashion Legacy
free events nyc Dance on Film: American Tap Dance Orchestra in Concert (online)
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Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
Free

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
10:00 am
Free

Lecture | Dance and Climate Change (Online)


This year members of the Dance Research Fellowship, an annual cohort of dance scholars and artists invited to research a specific aspect of dance, focused their research on the theme of dance and ecology. Fellows Juli Brandano, Rosemary Candelario, Maria de los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez, Lindsey Jones, Richard Move, and Rachna Nivas will deliver presentations of their findings in an annual symposium, culminating the work undertaken during a six-month fellowship cycle.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Festival | First Friday: Exhibitions, Tours, Workshops, Performances


Explore the museum’s exhibitions and attend a tour, workshop, performance, or activity throughout the day. Here’s the day’s entire lineup of activities: 1pm: Experimental Drawing Workshop with teaching artist Katherine Toukhy 3pm: Poster History Timeline Tour with Chief Curator Angelina Lippert 4pm: Street Dancing Workshop led by It’s Showtime NYC 5pm: Masked Vigilantes Exhibition Tour with docent Tim Medland 6pm: Bollywood Dance Workshop led by Ajna Dance Company 7:30pm: James Jamel Creative Outlet Performance
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Lecture | Between the Living and the Dead: ‘Head and Hoof’ Burials in Context in the Ancient Caucasus


Ancient burial monuments filled with lavish grave goods are widespread across Eurasia. Alongside glittering gold and silver cups, bronze daggers, finely-wrought jewelry, and other precious objects, many ancient graves across the region also contain ‘head and hoof’ burials – the skulls and lower limbs of horses or other livestock. While most commonly associated with the royal burials of the Scythians and shamanic practices in Siberia, there is also a long regional tradition of these burials in the South Caucasus in the Bronze Age. This talk examines the ‘head and hoof’ burials in the Late Bronze Age South Caucasus in their local context, as part of the larger set of relations between humans and herd animals in life and in death. Speaker Hannah Chazin’s current research focuses on human-animal relationships in the ancient South Caucasus. She examines how human-herd animal relationships shaped political power and inequality in the past, and how these relationships can be investigated materially through archaeology. Her current book project, Live Stock and Dead Things, uses new archaeological interpretations of human-animal relations in the Late Bronze Age South Caucasus to pull apart the deep-seated narratives that seek the origins of contemporary forms of inequality and instrumental relations with nonhuman animals in the deeper past of animal domestication.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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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
Free

Gallery Talk | The Little Prince: Taking Flight: Exhibition Tour (online)


An exploration of the much-loved story of "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint Exupery. Flight takes on new meanings as they look at the author, an aviator and war hero, as well as his character, the Little Prince, who travels to other planets. =
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Film | Ray (2004) with Jamie Foxx


The story of Ray Charles, Ray received many accolades and nominations and was nominated in six categories at the 77th Academy Awards. For his performance, Jamie Foxx won the Academy Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild, and Critics' Choice, becoming the second actor to win all five major lead actor awards for the same performance, and the only one to win the Golden Globe in the Musical or Comedy category, rather than in Drama. Directed by Taylor Hackford. 152 Min. Ray Charles was born in a poor predominantly black town in central Florida. He went blind at the age of 7. With the staunch support of his determined single mother, he developed a fierce resolve. He had wit and incredible talent which would eventually enable him to overcome not only Jim Crow racism and the cruel prejudices against the blind, but also discover his own sound which revolutionized American popular music. Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He became widely known for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 biographical film Ray, and that same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the crime film Collateral. Since 2017, Foxx has served as the host and executive producer of the Fox game show Beat Shazam. Foxx is also a Grammy Award-winning musician, producing four albums, which have charted in the top ten of the U.S. Billboard 200: Unpredictable (2005), which topped the chart, Intuition (2008), Best Night of My Life (2010), and Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses (2015).
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Symposium | Discourse and the Construction of Political Subjectivities: Perspectives on Lebanon, Chile, Rapa Nui, Morocco, Puerto Rico, and Mexico


With Speakers: -- Diane Riskedahl (Anthropology) -- Tania Avilés (Languages, Universidad Católica de Temuco, Chile) -- Mata-U'iroa Atan (Rapa Nui, Easter Island) -- Becky Schulthies (Anthropology, Rutgers) -- Carmín Quijano (LAILaC) -- Oswaldo Zavala (LAILaC) -- Moderated by Miki Makihara (Queens College)  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshop | Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation


Bring your own project or choose something from a provided collection to work on during this freeform crafting workshop. The workshop will include materials for sewing, knitting, crochet, coloring, paper crafts, and puzzles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Discussion | What Makes a Good Short Story Good? (online)


A conversation with Maxim Osipov, moderated by Mark Lipovetsky. Maxim Osipov (b. 1963) is a Russian writer and cardiologist. In the early 1990s he was a research fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, before returning to Moscow, where he continued to practice medicine and also founded a publishing house that specialized in medical, musical, and theological texts. In 2005, while working at a local hospital in Tarusa, a small town ninety miles from Moscow, Osipov established a charitable foundation to ensure the hospital’s survival. Since 2007, he has published short stories, novellas, essays, and plays, and has won a number of literary prizes for his fiction. He has published six collections of prose, and his plays have been staged all across Russia. Osipov’s writings have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lived in Tarusa up until February 2022, when he moved to Germany. Now he lives in Amsterdam and teaches Russian literature at Leiden University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Gebi Sibony: I Was Like Wait


Sibony lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Sibony's work is in the collections of the Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Dallas Museum of Art; Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Saint Louis Art Museum; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Gordon Matta-Clark & Pope.L: Impossible Failures


Impossible Failures will pair work by Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978) and Pope.L (b. 1955). Focusing on their shared fixation regarding the problematics of architecture, language, institutions, scale, and value, Impossible Failures will feature a selection of drawings as well as films by each artist. Pope.L will also debut a new site-specific installation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Min KyeongAh: Contrasting East and West


Min KyeongAh was born in Seoul, South Korea. After graduating from Korea University, she studied fine arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, and obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts. During her time in Boston, Min was awarded the Robert Brooks Memorial Scholarship Award 1994 at Coply Society of Boston. In 2013, she obtained her Ph.D. for printmaking at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea. Following graduation, Min taught in the Department of Printmaking at Hongik University as an adjunct professor for three years. Since her debut in 1999, Min has held twenty solo exhibitions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Screening | Dance on Film: American Tap Dance Orchestra in Concert (online)


This first act of a concert presented at the Joyce Theater in New York City in 1991 that includes numerous seminal choreographic works created by Artistic Director Brenda Bufalino such as Strike up the A-Train, Buff Loves Basic Blues, the All Blues Tacit Latin, and the Haitian Fight Song, as well as a suite of songs & dances created and performed by Bufalino and guest artist the late Charles "Honi" Coles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$5

Reading | Emerging Writers Read Their Work


This event features NYU MFA students from a mix of genres reading alongside a headlining author. Tonight’s headliner is fiction writer Sam Lipsyte, author of the story collections Venus Drive and The Fun Parts and four novels: No One Left to Come Looking for You, Hark, The Ask, The Subject Steve, and Home Land.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Talk | Marlene Dietrich: A Fashion Legacy


Author Cindy Sipala takes a look at both the style and substance of one of the most unforgettable stars in entertainment history. Marlene Dietrich was an iconoclast who redefined what it meant to be feminine and sexy. She could be the ethereal love goddess adorned in feathers one minute and bending gender norms in top hat and tails the next. Behind it all was a woman of not only great talent and looks but of determination and purpose as she used her power as a global star to make a difference in some of the darkest days of the twentieth century. Dietrich style is highly encouraged.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Dance Performance | One More Day: Modern Dance and Mental Health Awareness


An event for those touched by the loss of a loved one to suicide. This is an uplifting evening of hope featuring an original program of award-winning original contemporary dance. The company is joined by speakers Monica Rahman of TOP Clubhouse, a warm and caring space where “community is therapy” for people living with serious mental illness working to achieve wellness, lead dignified lives and realize their dreams, and Trinidadian-American wellness advocate Shaquila Gooden aka. Qualah speaking on holding on to life during challenging times.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Jazz | Quintet Plays Jazz with Global Influences 


Join a beautiful midtown cultural center for an evening that blends improvisational jazz and oriental folklore into a unique fusion experience.  Dan Purcea, guitar; Daniel Vielleneuve, percussion; Stephen Goldbaum, drums; Ramon Radosav, violin; MrG, bass.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Symposium | Real People, Real Lives, Real Theater: 30 Years of Interdisciplinary Art


Celebrating 30 years of interdisciplinary artist Ping Chong and his company's Undesirable Elements. It begins with a conversation between Ping Chong, Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of Ping Chong and Company, Creator of Undesirable Elements, in conversation with Gonzalo Casals, senior research and policy fellow for Arts and Culture at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concert | Vocal Competition Finals


Witness the final round of the Duncan Williams Voice Competition, a vocal contest for Black and Latinx Classical Singers presented by New York City Opera and Manhattan School of Music with over $50,000 in prize money on the line. The competition is named for baritone Todd Duncan and soprano Camilla Williams, the first African-American singers to sing with a major United States opera company when they made their debut with New York City Opera.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Classical Music | Sacred Choral Works at a Landmark Venue

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Musical | Broadway Actors in a Musical

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