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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 19, 2023?

15 free events take place on Sunday, February 19 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 19 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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15 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Sunday, February 19, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Presidents Day Walking Tour
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Birdwatching | Birding in the Park


Discover a diversity of wintering birds with longtime birder and Staten Island resident Anthony Ciancimino. Expect to see a variety of species of waterfowl and raptors that utilize the important marsh habitat found at the park. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 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
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10:00 am
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Tour | Presidents Day Walking Tour


A special walking tour exploring U.S. presidents' connections with the dynamic district in the heart of New York City. Participants will learn about how presidents, including James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Grover Cleveland, influenced the neighborhood's rich history. Author and tour guide Miriam Berman will lead participants through the Flatiron NoMad District, where historic political establishments like the old Fifth Avenue Hotel, the Hoffman House, and Stanford White's Madison Square Garden previously stood. During their tenure, presidents routinely met in these buildings for dinner parties, political gatherings, and meetings--even on election nights.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free

Talk | The Way of Peace (in-person and online)


Mark Twain said that if history doesn’t always repeat itself, it surely rhymes. And the sound of war has been our consistent soundtrack. Must it always be so? While the great powers are antagonizing each other once again, can’t we build a culture of peace? With Dr. Richard L. Koral.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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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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Discussion | The Voices of the Second Generation: Children of Survivors Writing Their Stories (online)


Many in the second generation have chosen to write about their experiences as the children of Holocaust survivors. The products of these efforts take many different forms, from personal recollections to nonfiction and academic books. This program will explore the different processes 2G writers take to create their works. Dr. Irit Felsen, a clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with Holocaust survivors and their families, will be in conversation with Dr. Talila Kosh Zohar, author of The Ethics of Memory: The Voices of Mnemosyne and the Literature of the Second Generation and Martha's Notebooks, which is currently being translated into English, and Goran Rosenberg, author of A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz, about their writing and their experiences as children of survivors. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Jazz | Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam


Dr. E Digs Deep - blues fruits bring sweet fruits with Eli "Dr. E" Yamin and his quartet performing Willie Dixon, Elizabeth Cotten, Elvis Presley, Mahalia Jackson and Eli Yamin with Eli Yamin, piano and voice, Zaid Nasser, alto saxophone, Elias Bailey, bass, David F. Gibson, drums and special guests.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Concert | NextGen National Vocal Competition


See tomorrow's stars today at The American Pops Orchestra's NextGen National Vocal Competition. Originally created in collaboration between the APO and Music Director Luke Frazier in 2018, the NextGen Nationals offers mentorship, exposure, cash prizes, and paid performance opportunities to aspiring professional vocalists striving to reach the first rung on the ladder of success. The contest is 100% free, giving students of all backgrounds the opportunity to compete and learn from APO's roster of Broadway performers, celebrated recording artists, and respected arts administrators. Under their tutelage, participants will have access to the tools and knowledge necessary to better pursue a singing career.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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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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Classical Music | Sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms and Romance by Dvorak


Olga Gurevich, piano, and Claudia Schaer, violin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free

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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Classical Music | Organ Recital in a Cathedral 


The largest Cathedral in the world presents award-winning Canadian organist Manuel Piazza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Classical Music | Organ Recital in a World-famous Church


Viktoriia Shorokhova, Organ. Program: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Toccata and Fugue F major, BWV 540 Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) Allegro vivace, from 'Symphonie No. 5', Op. 42, no. 1 Rachel Laurin (1961 - ) Humoresque, Op. 77 Pamela Decker (1955 - ) Windows of the Spirit
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:15 pm
Free

Classical Music | Two World Premieres and More (In Person AND Online)


BeComEnsemble presents compositions by Wong Foo Jeng, a Malaysian composer and pianist based in New York, whose work often draws inspiration from jazz and classical music. The BeComEnsemble is a New York City based contemporary music ensemble that prioritizes the programming of musical and interdisciplinary works by young artists of the highest caliber. The ensemble's goal is to redefine the concert going experience by providing artists a platform to showcase their works, and in doing so pave the way for greater innovation and curiosity. Program: (lo)! again(st) anthem (world premiere), for piano and orchestra, responds to Benjamin Britten's rejected drafts for the Malaysian national anthem by weaving musical quotations from Britten's works. The piece addresses themes of colonialism and features Wong Foo Jeng on the piano. time has moved farther from home (world premiere) is scored for string quartet and is inspired by the concepts of time, place and memory. grant me (2021), for violin and piano, explores the social struggles of adapting to a new environment through the sonic juxtaposition of the two instruments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Classical Music | A Celebration of Modern Piano


This annual festival honors the new piano music of our times. This year’s edition features the premieres of seven works written by students in Steinhardt’s Concert Composition Program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Classical Music | Sacred Choral Works at a Landmark Venue

Regular Price: $49
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Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

Regular Price: $51
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