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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 11, 2023?

31 free events take place on Saturday, February 11 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 11 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 Saturday, February 11, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
free events nyc Pre-Valentines Day Love in Nature Hike
free events nyc Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World
free events nyc Silent Clowns: Harry Langdon, King of the Forgotten Clowns
free events nyc Orchestral Works by Mozart and More
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Fair | Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors


Search for hidden gems as you browse through 50-60 vendors of antiques, vintage goods, architectural salvage and collectibles. There is also a selection of food vendors. Each Sat and Sun 8 am - 4 pm (year round).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Lecture | On the Centennial Anniversary of "Splashing Oars and Lantern Light on the Qinhuai River" (online)


On an August night in 1923, Zhu Ziqing and Yu Pingbo, two prominent Chinese writers, took a boat ride along the famed Qinhuai River in Nanjing and each wrote an essay under the same title of “Splashing Oars and Lantern Light on the Qinhuai River.” Both pieces had subsequently become classics in the history of modern Chinese literature. This debut work of prose by Zhu was highly praised by Zhou Zuoren, a famous writer, essayist, and a translator, who praised it as “a model of the vernacular art.” On the centennial of the “Splashing Oars and Lantern Light on the Qinhuai River,” the Renwen Society presents a lecture on Zhu Ziqing on February 11, 2023 by Jing Hu, lecturer from the University of Pennsylvania. She will discuss Zhu Ziqing’s academic and life achievements, his most famous works, and the stories behind their composition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 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
10:00 am
Free

Film | Enchanted (2007): Disney Fantasy with Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon


A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. Director: Kevin Lima Stars: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden 107 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
$5

Birdwatching | Introduction to Birdwatching Walk


Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you. A member of the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Park Alliance lead an introductory walk to learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit the Park through all seasons. All levels are welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars if you have them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Concert | Drumming in the Afro-Colombian Tradition


La Manga is a Brooklyn-based cultural identity laboratory inspired by the spirit of the modern and ancestral people of the Colombian Caribbean coast. This collective of women artists--composed of Daniela Serna, Andrea Chavarro, Katherine Ocampo, and Lina Fernanda Silva--work to foster a creative community that accesses the Afro-Colombian tradition by drumming as a lifeline to connect diverse cultures. In performance, the group honors Black and indigenous oral traditions by engaging the power of Afro-Colombian percussion, including tambor alegre, tambor llamador, tambora y maracas, and celebrating life through storytelling, dance and song. La Manga have performed at Joe's Pub, Nublu, MoMA PS1, Museum of the City of NY, Queens Theater, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and the Arrebato Queer Party.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free

Hike | Pre-Valentines Day Love in Nature Hike


Urban Park Rangers help you learn about the courtship habits of our local wildlife while taking a scenic stroll around a lovely lake
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free

Hike | Winter Tree ID Hike


An exploration of the trees in the park. Learn how to identify trees in the winter and gain a new perspective of the trees living in our city. The park is the last remaining natural forest in Manhattan so there will be a large variety of tree species to discuss and explore.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Birdwatching | Birding: Winter Birds


Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see migratory winter birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Screening | 2023 Junior Jammies: Student Animation


BFA Animation presents its 2023 Junior Jammies screening. Come watch the group films created by each of the Advanced Animation Workshop classes throughout the fall 2022 semester. Enjoy a great selection of films and chat with the film directors afterward.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | DomesticanX: Exhibition Walkthrough


A gallery tour to explore and discuss the on-view exhibition that explores the concept of “domesticana,” first theorized by artist, scholar, and critic Amalia Mesa-Bains in the 1990.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshop | Valentine Like a Sailor Workshop


Bring 19th century maritime craft tradition to your handmade Valentine. While you create your own special trinket for the holiday, learn about the unique history of Sailors’ Valentines—tokens of love and friendship. Historically, these small wooden boxes were given by seafarers to their wives, sweethearts, daughters, and loved ones when they returned from a long voyage. The small boxes open to reveal sentimental messages surrounded with intricate mosaics of shells and found objects arranged in exquisite geometric patterns and motifs such as hearts, anchors, and flowers. Using beads, buttons, and shells, families and friends of all ages are welcome to continue the tradition together.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Film | Enchanted (2007): Disney Fantasy with Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon


A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. Director: Kevin Lima Stars: Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden 107 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:30 pm
$5

Film | 12 Years a Slave (2013): biographical drama


In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Director: Steve McQueen. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti. 134 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Film | Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World


A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, Maria Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo 102 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Film | Southside with You (2016): romantic biopic


A chronicle of the 1989 summer afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side. Directed by Richard Tanne. With Parker Sawyers, Tika Sumpter, Vanessa Bell Calloway. 84 Min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Film | this body is so impermanent... (2020): The Deepest of Human Experiences, Heightened by the Pandemic


The Vimalakirti Sutra, a foundational scripture of Zen Buddhism from the first century CE, understands illness as a path of spiritual awakening. Inspired by this visionary sutra, five virtuosic and singular artists--master calligrapher Wang Dongling, devotional singer Ganavya, improvisatory dancer Michael Schumacher, cinematographer Yu Lik-wai, and director Peter Sellars--came together in the autumn of 2020 to create this work. The film explores the deepest of human experiences--health and mortality, spirituality and transcendence--all heightened by the pandemic. Filmed during the 2020 lock down in real-time via a specially created digital platform, with the artists collaborating remotely from Portland, Amsterdam, and Hangzhou, China, this work's purpose became all the more immediate as illness changed the world in a matter of months. The screening is followed by a talk with director Peter Sellars, Dr. Craig Blinderman, and Carol Becker
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Architettura


Architettura is a collection of photographs by artist Mickey Smith relating specifically to the practice of architecture. A presentation of selected works from the collection will be displayed on the gallery’s mezzanine through March 4, 2023. The show draws from Smith’s ongoing body of work which documents bound periodicals and journals in public libraries. In the images Smith does not alter reality through lighting or manipulation. The artist leaves the books as they are found and photographs them as they were seen in the library. The majority of bound periodicals and journals photographed over that time have since been deaccessioned, so Smith’s images now represent the sole record of their existence. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand writes of the series: “One important thing about the images is their found-ness. The photographs are taken from life; they’re not made from props in a studio. The artist was on library safari.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Film | CANCELLED La Boheme (1926): Silent Movie Based on Opera


Silent adaptation of Henri Murger's novel, set in 19th-century Paris, about a seamstress, an impoverished playwright and their star-crossed romance. Dir: King Vidor. With Lillian Gish and John Gilbert Silent film. 101 Min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Play | The Love Festival 2023: Six New Plays


For two days only, six new plays will be presented on the stage along with talkbacks with the playwrights. All plays are directed by Valerie Adami Juhlin featuring a cast of talented actors. The lineup: Annika's Gifts by Margie Semilof She means well - she really does. Love comes in all shapes and weird sizes. When Terry gets another horrifying birthday gift from their longtime housekeeper, Annika, he and his partner, Robert, plot on how they can end the cycle of terror. Two by Eugenie Carabatsos Nothing hurts so much as being loved then thrown away and forgotten Getting Off for the Holidays by Joni Ravenna Your best friend really does know what's best for you ... really. It's Christmas Eve and close friends, Kimberly and Jennifer, are out with friends celebrating both the holidays and Kimberly's recent engagement. But Kimberly is having second thoughts. Can Jennifer put her friend's doubts to rest? After all, if there's anyone who cares about Kimberly, it's Jennifer. Fern & Cliff by Leda Siskind It's never too late to find what you thought was lost forever. Take a chance and maybe change your life. A Perfect Two by Guy Newsham There are some questions you just shouldn't ask. A lesson learned - rating your lover is a risk not worth taking. Our Cozy Nest by Marina Barry Keeping secrets, even with the best of intentions, will always come back to bite you in the ass.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Gallery Talk | Juan Francisco Elso: Por América: Exhibition Walkthrough


A gallery tour to explore and discuss the on-view exhibition that examines the brief yet significant career of the late Cuban artist Juan Francisco Elso (1956-1988).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Book Discussion | Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic


Author Jennifer L. Morgan draws on the lived experiences of enslaved African women in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to reveal the contours of early modern notions of trade, race, and commodification in the Black Atlantic. Morgan's book won the Mary Nickliss Prize in Women’s and/or Gender History from the Organization of American Historians and the Frederick Douglass Award awarded by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Film | Silent Clowns: Harry Langdon, King of the Forgotten Clowns


The Silent Clowns Film Series is New York's longest-running regularly scheduled silent film showcase. The programming reaches the serious film buff by including rarely-screened titles and rare prints, yet it also introduces kids and new audiences to the classics of the silent screen. Screenings feature live piano accompaniment by MoMA's Ben Model, with an introduction and Q&A...
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free

Opening Reception | with Wardrobe: Group Show


A group exhibition featuring works by CFGNY, Devin Kenny, Erika Ceruzzi, K8 Hardy, Keioui Keijaun Thomas, Ken Lum, and Pope.L. Through assemblage and performance, the artists reflect on self-styling as a practice that bridges private and public realms of appearance. Referencing various states of dress, with Wardrobe considers the body as a display mechanism tied to popular culture and global systems of material trade. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Classical Music | Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue


Enjoy a program of hymns, anthems, and voluntaries for the organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Black Metal Rainbows: A Misunderstood Music Genre?


Black metal is a paradox. A noisy underground metal genre brimming with violence and virulence, it has captured the world’s imagination for its harsh yet flamboyant style and infamous history involving arson, blasphemy, and murder. Today black metal is nothing less than a cultural battleground between those who claim it for nationalist and racist ends, and those who say: Nazi black metal fvck off! This is a radical collection of writers, artists, activists, and visionaries, including Drew Daniel, Kim Kelly, Laina Dawes, Espi Kvlt, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, Svein Egil Hatlevik, Eugene S. Robinson, Margaret Killjoy, and many more. Across essays and theory-fictions, artworks and comics, we say out loud: Long live black metal’s trve rainbow!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signing | Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History


Vikki Tobak's book presents the bling culture of rappers and their jewelry. Using 40 years of iconic imagery and compelling stories, this visual history shines a light on the world of hip-hop, where mega stars from Run-DMC to Tupac and Jay-Z to Migos and Cardi B flash brilliant custom pieces to show status and personal style.  It’s author, the culture journalist, author, independent curator, and producer Vikki Tobak, reveals – in great detail – the work of pioneering jewelers such as Tito Caicedo of Manny’s, Eddie Plein, and Jacob the Jeweler as well as newer artisans such as Avianne & Co., Ben Baller/IF & Co., Greg Yuna, Johnny Dang, Eliantte, and many more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Play | Paris: Underpaid and Overworked


In Eboni Booth's play, Emmie is one of the only black people living in Paris, Vermont, and she desperately needs a job. When she is hired at Berry's, a store off the interstate selling everything from baby carrots to lawnmowers, she begins to understand a new kind of isolation. A play about invisibility, being underpaid, and how it feels to work on your feet for ten hours a day. A student production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Opera | Greatest Opera Hits from Mozart and More


An evening of music and storytelling featuring works by Mozart, Donizetti, and Poulenc. Led by director Rose Freeman, with musical preparation and accompaniment from Cris Frisco and Grant Wenaus, this is a wonderful presentation of the greatest hits from the operatic canon. Cast: Jessica Montgomery, Hannah Hall, Hyunseun Kang, Radnel Ofalsa, Julian Bailey, Young Il Jeon, Haojin Mo, Pedro Barros, Ziwoo Lim, Claire Coven, Avery Richards, Haojie Jiang, Patricia Williams, Junze Gong, Emily Summers Proof of vaccination required. Wearing a mask is strongly recommended but not required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Reading | Seen, Sound, Scribe: Spoken Word and Conversation


Brooklyn’s Mahogany L. Browne, a prolific writer and important advocate for public art, is Lincoln Center’s inaugural poet-in-residence. She has written works of fiction, stage plays and critical essays to accompany her half-dozen poetry collections and another six anthologies as editor. Browne's recently released book-length poem, I Remember Death by Its Proximity to What I Love, explores the binding and boundaries of incarceration. For her Seen, Sound, Scribe series, Browne curates thought-provoking and politically driven evenings of spoken word, spirited conversation, and presentations of new work. Tonight's program features DJ Adair, Rocia "Anacoana" Pena, and Barbara Fant.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Mozart and More


New York Repertory Orchestra; David Leibowitz, Musical Director; Sheryl Staples, violin. Program: Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928 - 2016) Adagio Celeste Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) Violin Concerto No. 4 Eduard Tubin (1905 - 1982) Symphony No. 5
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
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