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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 25, 2023?

27 free events take place on Saturday, February 25 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 25 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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27 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Saturday, February 25, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Folk Music with a Country Twang
free events nyc Passing (2021): Harlem Renaissance Drama with Ruth Negga, Tessa Thompson
free events nyc Medea: Euripides' Wronged Woman
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Film | The Deep End (2001): Mother Probes Murder, with Tilda Swinton (online thru Feb 26)


A woman spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation. Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel Stars: Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker 101 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 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
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10:00 am
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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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Birdwatching | Birding: Winter Waterfowl


Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see winter waterfowl. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Concert | Folk Music with a Country Twang


Inspired by the timeless songs of Lucinda Williams and Bob Dylan, Brooklynite singer-songwriter Lizzie No's lilting vocals and precise fingering on both harp and guitar merges traditional string riffs, country twang, and contemporary acoustic indie rock into something new but insistently true. As part of the modern vanguard of Black performers re-embracing folk song, No's work showcases her talent for narrative storytelling while incisively exploring issues of social justice, heartbreak, and triumph. Following national tours supporting fellow folk stars Adia Victoria and Iron & Wine, No is currently preparing for the release of her much-anticipated third album.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free

Museums | Jewish History: Centuries of Art


One of the largest collections of art and Jewish culture in the world, it focuses both on artifacts of Jewish history and on modern and contemporary art. Works in the collection are presented as distinctive creative expressions and as bearers of the stories of those who made, owned, used, preserved, and sometimes transformed them. The exhibition speaks of the vast range of Jewish experiences across the globe and over time, made tangible through artistic expression. It is both a mirror of Jewish identities and an inspiration for the formation of new ones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tour | Guided Tour of the 1908 Lightship Ambrose


Visitors can tour the multiple decks of this National Historic Landmark to see the living and working spaces once inhabited by sailors stationed on Ambrose, as well as the special features that allow the ship to fulfill its mission of staying on station, being seen, and being heard. Ambrose was the first vessel to join the museum’s fleet and the very first lightship to guard the largest shipping channel in and out of the ports of New York and New Jersey—the Ambrose Channel.  Start times: 11:30am, 12:30pm 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Conference | PEN America Literary Activism Summit


The Literary Activism Summit will highlight the past, present, and future of Literary Activism in New York City. The event will be made up of two panel conversations, followed by keynote conversation featuring writer and activist Iris Morales, in conversation with PEN America's community outreach manager Alejandro Heredia. There will be poets present from Ars Poetica’s network, who will write free personalized poems for attendees and a display of archival materials related to Black Librarianship. Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. Free lunch will be provided as well. The first 100 people to sign in at the event will receive gift bags with free books and other materials. All attendees must RSVP to receive a gift bag. Panel One: The Right to Read in NYC How can New Yorkers join the fight against banned books across the country? What barriers exist here in our own city that obstruct the right to read for New Yorkers? What literary activist practices can we take, individually and collectively, to protect the right to read? Moderated by Kasey Meehan (PEN America), this panel will feature speakers Monica Carter (LAMBDA Literary), Saraciea J. Fennell (The Bronx Is Reading), and Amy Mikel (Brooklyn Public Library). Panel Two: Writing the Future of NYC How can writers help to imagine and shape the future of New York City? How can writing be used to support the structural change needed to make New York a more inclusive and equitable home for its most marginalized communities? In this panel conversation, participants will speak to how they’ve used writing to challenge and expand the social climate of New York City. Moderated by Harlem poet and educator Brittany Barker, the panel will feature speakers Andres “Jay” Molina, Raquel Willis, and Lucy Yu.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 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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Opening Reception | Beyond Art Space: Group Show


Starting artists and seasoned professionals come together in this group show of fashion, animation and music.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Lahrgo: Out of East Africa


An exhibition of wildlife portraits and paintings depicting the culture in Rwanda and Tanzania. In 2015, artist Lahrgo had the incredible opportunity to travel and visit both countries, where her daughter was living at the time. From brushes with giant silverbacks while gorilla trekking, to close encounters with elephants and wildebeests on safari, Lahrgo was in awe of the natural beauty she witnessed. Her paintings are inspired by the photographs she took there.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Play | Medea: Euripides' Wronged Woman


For the sake of her husband, Jason, Medea left her home and gave him two sons in exile. But when Jason abandons his family for a new bride and a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. She begs King Kreon for one day's grace. Is one day enough time to carry out her plans? Will the gods provide her a way out? Will she take fate into her own hands and how far will she go? How far would you go, to take back your life? A directing thesis production by current student Tiffani Swalley.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Film | Passing (2021): Harlem Renaissance Drama with Ruth Negga, Tessa Thompson


The unexpected reunion of two high school friends ignites a mutual obsession that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities. Director: Rebecca Hall Stars: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, Andre Holland 98 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Film | Respect (2021), with Jennifer Hudson


Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career -- from a child singing in her father's church choir to her international superstardom -- it's the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice. Director: Liesl Tommy. With Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Mary J. Blige. 145 minutes. Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress, and talk show host. Throughout her career, she has received various accolades for her works in recorded music, film, television, and theater. Hudson became the youngest woman and second African-American woman to receive all four of the major American entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (EGOT). She also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013. Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Play | A Class with a Dark Past


In 1969, newbie teacher Amanda Kimball, stuck with the most incorrigible class in the school, resorts to a questionable tactic to motivate them. Years later, the details of this method come to light. Will Amanda and her now stunned ex-class survive the fallout?
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Film | CANCELLED A Lady of Chance (1929): Classic Silent Film


An attractive con artist blackmails married men by luring them to her apartment, where they are caught by her "husband." Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. With Norma Shearer, Lowell Sherman, and Gwen Lee. Silent Film. 79 Min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Film | If Beale Street Could Talk (2018): romantic drama


A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit. Directed by Barry Jenkins. With KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal. 119 Min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Screening | Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Presents All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert (2011), documentary 


A documentary on the artist Winfred Rembert, whose paintings depicted bigotry in America in the latter part of the 20th century. The screening will be followed by a talk with the film’s director Vivian Ducat, Rembert’s widow Patsy Rembert, and Erin I. Kelly, co-author of Rembert’s 2022 Pulitzer Prize winning memoir ‘Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow South.’ Dir.: Vivian Ducat  78min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth


Author Claire Bellerjeau discusses the incredible life of an enslaved Black woman from New York named Elizabeth, or Liss. Liss was enslaved by the Townsend family of Oyster Bay, Long Island, whose son was Robert Townsend aka “Culper, Jr.”, George Washington's lead spy in Manhattan during the Revolutionary War. Mid-war, Liss escaped with a British commander, only to be re-enslaved in Manhattan by another enemy officer. As the Culper Spy Ring used secret codes and invisible ink to smuggle vital information to Washington, Liss may also have engaged in intelligence gathering for the Patriot cause. In Robert and Liss’s true story, prominent figures cross their path, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Crispus Attucks, John Jay, Jupiter Hammon, Benedict Arnold, John Graves Simcoe, John André and John Adams; as well as the Culper Spy Ring, the Boston Massacre, the Battle of Long Island, and the Benedict Arnold treason plot. Liss’s escape with the British, re-enslavement in Manhattan and later Charleston, and her complex struggle for freedom sheds new light on the lives of thousands of other forgotten Black New Yorkers during the founding era.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 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 | CANCELLED: Choral Works (In Person AND Online)


Downtown Voices; NOVUS NY; and Stephen Sands, conductor, perform Zachary Wadsworth's (b. 1983) Spire and Shadow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Dance Performance | Having Come This Far By Faith: Music, Dance, Spoken Word


The program will feature excerpts from the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center's original ground breaking dance narrative stage production "The Gospel According to THPAC" conceived by THPAC's Executive Chairman Alex Smith, Jr. with choreography by Walter Rutledge and Jamel Gaines.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Book Signing | Roe Ethridge: American Polychronic


To celebrate the publication of his new monograph, Roe Ethridge will sign copies of the book in front of his exhibition of the same name at Gagosian, New York. The comprehensive volume documents Ethridge’s work from 1999 to 2022, focusing on two interlocking threads of his celebrated photographic practice. The photographs move fluidly between genres in pursuit of a distinctive visual language—blending and playfully juxtaposing the realms of fine art, fashion imagery, and advertising with the everyday, personal, and generic. The book includes a new essay by Jamieson Webster and a conversation between the artist and Antwaun Sargent. Published by MACK, it will be available for purchase at the event, which is free to attend.
   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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Comedy Club | No Name Comedy Variety Anniversary Show


No Name (and a Bag O'Chips) comedy/variety show celebrates its 29th anniversary with producer Eric Vetter bringing a cast of longtime friends together, including: storyteller / author Michele Carlo (Fish Out Of Agua); illusionist Lee Alan Barrett (Coney Island Circus Sideshow); author / podcaster Ophira Eisenberg (former host of NPR's Ask Me Another); and Menuhin Hart (Comedy Central). The 5:00pm show will include music by The Summer Replacements (Carl Fortunato, Seth "SugarFingers" Foster, Alex DeSuze, and Miles Alexander Blue Spruce), along with and special musical guests BinderSuze (piano-vocal duo Richard Binderand Alex DeSuze).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Play | Medea: Euripides' Wronged Woman


For the sake of her husband, Jason, Medea left her home and gave him two sons in exile. But when Jason abandons his family for a new bride and a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. She begs King Kreon for one day's grace. Is one day enough time to carry out her plans? Will the gods provide her a way out? Will she take fate into her own hands and how far will she go? How far would you go, to take back your life? A directing thesis production by current student Tiffani Swalley.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Performance | Vamp!: A Celebration of All Things Queer


Beware the bloodlust of these unnatural beauties! Renowned Brooklyn drag and burlesque performance collective Switch n' Play presents VAMP!: a celebration of all things queer, bloodthirsty, and decadent. Born in the back room of a Brooklyn gay bar in 2017, this sixth iteration of VAMP! promises to be the most thrilling yet. An award-winning cast of queer and trans artists explores the radical power and pleasures of vampire mythology through innovative performances that will send chills down your spine and shivers through your soul. Switch n' Play present an evening of macabre delights and high-glam monstrosity, and they'll show you a queer revolution that definitely has teeth. Special guests: Vander Von Odd Iodine Quartz Sasha Velour
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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