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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 27, 2023?

26 free events take place on Monday, February 27 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 27 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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26 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, February 27, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More
free events nyc Latin Jazz Night
free events nyc Be-Spoke: Revelations from the World's Most Important Fashion Designers
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Discussion | Disaster Response and Recovery: Beirut, New York, and Beyond (online)


Pandemics, floods, earthquakes, major accidents, war. The kinds of disasters that strike societies are extraordinarily different. Yet, they tend to share one common feature: they hit the poorest and most marginalized members of society the hardest. Sadly, all too often post-disaster response, recovery and rebuilding efforts disproportionately neglect and even harm those same groups.   The urgency of successfully protecting, supporting and involving the people most affected by these disasters has never been greater. The webinar will put these examples from Beirut and New York City into a broader perspective on the challenges and opportunities of post-disaster response. It will address how to deliver lasting on-the-ground improvements that reduce immediate harms, restore communities, livelihoods, health and infrastructure and ensure that the most affected groups are significantly less vulnerable to the next disaster. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Discussion | Flows, Infrastructure, Citizenship in India and China (online)


A dialogue between between Townsend Middleton, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina and Ka Ming Wu, Associate Professor of Cultural and Religious Studies at Chinese University of Hong Kong. This opens up questions on the relationship between flows, infrastructure, and citizenship in these two polities, giving equal importance to all three, focusing on how they intermesh, and what that interface implies for the state. This dialogue reflects on the collective interface between flows, infrastructures, and citizenship, and the structures and systems emerging from this triad, and created to further cement it. It sets the tone for the rest of the seminars, each of which highlights one of the three concepts more, always in relation to each other.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 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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Tour | Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More


Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more. Rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
Free

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 11 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Start times: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Film | All I Can Do (2022): Legal Drama from Israel (online)


Reut, a young prosecutor, takes over a sexual assault case, based on the sole testimony of Efrat - a rebellious yet fragile victim, who lives with her wild female partner. Reut is reluctant, but as the trial progresses and Efrat collapses, Reut learns the true nature of strength, love and sisterhood. Director Shiri Nevo Fridental Stars: Ania Bukstein, Sharon Strimban, Moni Moshonov 87 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Talk | Firearm Injury in the United States: Facts, Myths and a Public Health Path Forward (in-person and online)


Dr. Rebecca Cunningham, one of the nation's leading experts on gun violence, leads a timely seminar about gun violence and firearm injury in the United States. Cunningham is Vice President for Research at the University of Michigan, where she is responsible for fostering the excellence and integrity of research across all three campuses.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Forum | The Road to Sundance: Filmmakers in Conversation (online)


Speakers: Igor Myakotin is an Emmy-nominated BAFTA-winning filmmaker who co-produced feature-length documentary Welcome to Chechnya (Sundance ‘20, Berlinale ‘20). He is a 2022 Sundance Producing Fellow. Igor believes that cinema is not a way to escape reality but a way to embrace it with all its peculiarities and its darkness. Maliyamungu Muhande is a Congolese artist and filmmaker, educator, and curator based in New York. Recently she has been selected as a Sundance Producers Lab & Summit participant. Her documentary short, Nine Days a Week, about NYC street photographer Louis Mendes, screened at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, 2020 Doc NYC festival, and was selected by the 2020 National Board of Review. She is currently developing it into a feature length film. Moderator Amir Husak is Assistant Professor of Media Studies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Book Discussion | This Body I Wore: A Memoir of Transitioning (online)


Diana Goetsch will discuss her captivating memoir of one woman’s long journey to late transition, as the trans community emerges alongside her.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Book Discussion | The Jews of Summer: Summer Camp and Jewish Culture in Postwar America (online)


In the decades directly following the Holocaust, American Jewish leaders debated how to preserve and produce Jewish culture, fearful that growing affluence and suburbanization threatened the future of Jewish life. Many communal educators and rabbis pinned their hopes on residential summer camps for Jewish youth: institutions that sprang up across the U.S. as places for children and teenagers to socialize, recreate, and experience Jewish culture. Camp life was shaped both by adults’ fears, hopes, and dreams about the Jewish future as well as children and teenagers own desires and interests. Focusing on the lived experience of campers and camp counselors, Sandra Fox’s new book explores how a cultural crisis birthed a rite of passage that remains a significant influence in American Jewish life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussion | A Sustained Glimpse: Artists in Conversation (online)


Jacob Mason-Macklin in conversation with Rodney McMillian. The conversation will consider the possibilities of experimentation within and parallels between contemporary painting and sculpture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshop | Memoir Writing Workshop


A writing session led by author Jon Curley. Taking inspiration from life events, participants will be encouraged to use reflection as a way to enhance their writing styles in any preferred mode.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Lecture | Late Persianate, Late Soviet: Classical Poetic Form at the End of Communist Internationalism (in-person and online)


What remained of the Persianate literary tradition, after the vernacularizing projects of Soviet, Middle Eastern, and South Asian nation-builders? What remained of its rhetorical resources, after they had been deployed in service of nationalist and internationalist programs of political representation for more than a half century, when secular nationalism and communist internationalism alike faltered in the ideological crises of the late Cold War? This talk suggests that the late in late Persianate was the late in late Soviet, and that since 1991, the elegiac memory of the Persianate cultural commons has been inextricably linked to communist nostalgia. Examining a series of Soviet, Afghan, and Iranian literary works and films from the 1960s through the 2000s, it shows how these works, in their recovery of Persianate forms, read those forms through the repertory of Soviet multinational culture, even as they strain against the imperial project of Soviet internationalism. Speaker Samuel Hodgkin is an assistant professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free

Workshop | The Creative Journey Workshop


For this introductory workshop, Robert Rabinovitz, Associate Professor of Design, will explore the intersection between four fundamental human frameworks: The Design Process, The 12 Archetypes, The 12 Stages of The Hero's Journey, and The 12 Steps of Recovery. These seemingly disparate concepts are intertwined, revealing patterns that may contribute in creating new, powerful, and transformative experiences. Through the exploration of these concepts, we'll gain a holistic understanding of how we might apply this knowledge to create experiences that inspire, heal, and transform the ways in which we live, interact, and collaborate. By the end of this workshop, you'll have a deeper understanding of these universal truths, how they overlap and may continue to be applied in your life and creative work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Soul Serenade: King Curtis and His Immortal Saxophone (online)


Although in 2000 he became the first sideman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, “King Curtis” Ousley never lived to accept his award. Tragically, he was murdered outside his New York City home in 1971. At that moment, thirty-seven-year-old King Curtis was widely regarded as the greatest R&B saxophone player of all time. He also may have been the most prolific, having recorded with well over two hundred artists during an eighteen-year span. Timothy R. Hoover's Soul Serenade is the definitive biography of one of the most influential musicians of the 50s, 60s, and early 70s. Timothy R. Hoover chronicles King Curtis’s meteoric rise from a humble Texas farm to the recording studios of Memphis, Muscle Shoals, and New York City as well as to some of the world’s greatest music stages, including the Apollo Theatre, Fillmore West, and Montreux Jazz Festival. Curtis’s “chicken-scratch” solos on the Coasters’ Yakety Yak changed the role of the saxophone in rock & roll forever. His band opened for the Beatles at their famous Shea Stadium concert in 1965. He also backed his “little sister” and close friend Aretha Franklin on nearly all of her tours and Atlantic Records productions from 1967 until his death.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Discussion | A Discussion on Outsider Artists


Two panels on outsider artists Minnie Evans and Arthur Bispo do Rosario. 5pm-6pm:"The Drawings of Minnie Evans", a conversation on the life and work of artist Minnie Evans (1892- 1987) between Nathan Kernan, Elizabeth Penton and Wayne Evans, moderated by Esther Adler. 6.15pm -7.15pm: A Chess Game with Bispo do Rosario, Writer, curator, and editor Edward M. Gómez, and Bispo do Rosario: All Existing Materials on Earth co-curator Javier Téllez will discuss Bispo do Rosario’s oeuvre.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Discussion | 30 Years Later: The 1993 Bombing and Operation Tradebom


On February 26, 1993, terrorists detonated a van loaded with explosives in the parking garage of the World Trade Center. The attack killed six people, including a pregnant woman, and injured thousands. At the time, this was the largest improvised explosive device ever ignited on American soil. To mark 30 years since the attack, Marc Smerling, Emmy-winning producer and creator of the new Apple Original podcast,Operation: Tradebom, is joined by three individuals featured in the program: former FBI Agents John Anticev and Frank Pellegrino, and former NYPD officer, Cory Cuneo. Together, in conversation with Museum Director, Clifford Chanin, they recount responding to the attack; discuss Tradebom, the FBI’s investigation into the bombing; and reflect on how the first attempt to bring down the Twin Towers changed our world.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Be-Spoke: Revelations from the World's Most Important Fashion Designers


Acclaimed fashion journalist Marylou Luther celebrates the launch of her book with illustrator Ruben Toledo, moderated by fashion journalist Marilyn Kirschner and introduced by Maryanne Grisz, president and CEO of Fashion Group International. This is a collection of witty and sometimes wry quotes, inspiring edicts, and philosophies about fashion and style by celebrated fashion designers--from Coco Chanel to Tom Ford--as told to Luther.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Talk | Financial Health and Wellness: Planning for Later Years (online)


Drawing from her expertise in helping individuals and families prepare for their later years, Michelle Friedman will share ways that you and loved ones can plan for anticipated changes, take control, and honor deeply held values. Planning ahead increases the likelihood that you and those you care for will be able to live according to your visions for life as you age and face mortality. Friedman will highlight important topics such as autonomy, decision making, and advance care directives, and share strategies such as how to start and sustain these conversations and how to take specific steps to codify important choices. She will cover: Why are advance directives important for adults of all ages? How much right do people have to make what others consider to be bad decisions? What is the difference between a living will and a healthcare proxy?  What is hospice and how does it differ from other medical care?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussion | Fixing Public Housing in NYC


Professor Ester Fuchs as she meets with Annika Lescott-Martinez, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance at the New York City Housing Authority. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Jazz | Latin Jazz Night


The event will feature players from the vibrant and forward-looking Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program. Ole Mathisen, saxophone (Director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program) Chris Washburne, trombone (Chair of the Music Department, founder of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program) Paul Bollenback, guitar (sideman with Jeff "Tain" Watts, Stanley Turrentine and many others) Ugonna Okegwo, bass (sideman with Tom Harrell, Pharoah Sanders and many others) Vince Cherico, drums (member of Arturo O'Farrill's Grammy 2023 winning orchestra)
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Confronting Saddam Hussein: George W. Bush and the Invasion of Iraq (in-person and online)


America's decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003 is arguably the most important foreign policy choice of the entire post-Cold War era. Nearly two decades after the event, it remains central to understanding current international politics and US foreign relations. In Confronting Saddam Hussein, Melvyn P. Leffler analyzes why the US chose war and who was most responsible for the decision. Employing a unique set of personal interviews with dozens of top officials and declassified American and British documents, Leffler vividly portrays the emotions and anxieties that shaped the thinking of the president after the shocking events of 9/11. With author Melvyn P. Leffler.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Club | Soldier, Sailor, Spy: The Story of a Black American Loyalist by Charles Hoffmire


This book is based on the unbelievable true story of Benjamin Whitecuff, a free Black farmer from Long Island who became an American spy in the British Army in 1776. Get captivated by the many twists, turns, and espionage missions that led to Whitecuff being rescued by a British privateer and joining the British Navy before retiring in 1783.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Discussion | Reform: Between Labor and Institutions (in-person and online)


With the successful conclusion of the part-time faculty strike at the college, this seminar makes space to process and understand the strike and its aftermath within the broader cultural and political context of labor organizing and its demands for reform of both contemporary labor conditions and the very workings of our institutions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Classical Music | String Quartet Performs in Intimate Venue


Danish String Quartet violinist Rune Tonsgaard S?rensen leads Dreamers' Circus, a driving force in folk-chamber music. This inventive and innovative ensemble performs music from Denmark and Sweden as well as Finland, Norway and the far reaches of the windswept Faroe Islands, as well as folk-inflected versions of classical music. Rune Tonsgaard S?rensen, violin; Nikolaj Busk, piano and accordion; Ale Carr, Nordic cittern. Attendees MUST arrive 10 minutes before event begins AT THE LATEST.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Lecture | Flows, Infrastructure, Citizenship in India and China (online)


Dr. Sarandha Jain will explore how flows, infrastructures, and citizenship encounter each other, and what their co-arrangements mean for the evolving nature of the state. How do flows of people, objects, and natural substances facilitate and/or obstruct the constructions of infrastructure, and vice versa? How do these flows relate similarly to constructions of citizenship?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 pm
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