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29 free events take place on Friday, February 2 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 2 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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29 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, February 2, 2024

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free events nyc The Hamas Massacre and Its Consequences (online)
free events nyc Unnamed Figures: Black Presence and Absence in the Early American North: Exhibition Tour
free events nyc Orchestral Works by Shostakovich, Mahler, and More
free events nyc Welcome to The Doll Depot: Your One-Stop Shop for Exotic & Ethnic Imports: A Satirical and Provocative Play
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Conference | Migration Justice Summit Day 2


The purpose of the summit is to deepen and scale up strong and sustainable collaborations between migrant communities and higher education, by prioritizing the voice of migrants, community activists, and migrant-supporting organizations active in the city.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, Migration Justice Summit Day 2

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
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Tours, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | The Hamas Massacre and Its Consequences (online)


A talk by political scientist and historian Matthias Kuntzel, author of Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11". In German with simultaneous English translation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
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Talks, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, The Hamas Massacre and Its Consequences (online)

Gallery Talk | Unnamed Figures: Black Presence and Absence in the Early American North: Exhibition Tour


A tour of the exhibition which offers a new window onto Black representation in a region that is often overlooked in narratives of early African American history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, Unnamed Figures: Black Presence and Absence in the Early American North: Exhibition Tour

Lecture | The Soviet "Transition": Economic Expertise


In and beyond academia, the Soviet collapse is taken as the culmination, whether triumphal or disastrous, of a global neoliberal turn since the 1960s. Economists are often taken as that epoch's agents, theorists, or avatars, and the Soviet case seems exemplary: economist Yegor Gaidar was appointed First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation in 1991, and over thirteen months managed the collapse of the Soviet economy into one that was, if not liberal, at least clearly capitalist. This talk show, Gaidar was no "Chicago [or Harvard] Boy," as he is often labeled. He was neither a Westernized economist, nor even a mathematical economist; neither a neoliberal, nor even a liberal. Gaidar was a specialist in the accounting practices of socialist enterprises, a young participant in a well-established and highly active world of socialist reform economics. His work in the 1980s progressed from arguments about how best to construct accounting “indicators” for value added to a theory of how to transition the Soviet economy to a self-managed socialism on the Yugoslav or Hungarian models. By the end of the decade, he had developed a new critique of the Soviet economy as in fact no longer centrally planned at all, but rather a sort of bureaucratic morass. Introducing markets would be not the end of socialist planning, but the very possibility of it—a thought which has become unintelligible in liberal terms that equate markets with capitalism. The Soviet collapse was the moment from which neo-liberal Weltgeschichte was retrospectively constructed. But what then happens to this understanding of our epochal location if Gaidar was no neoliberal, and if the Soviet collapse is not best understood as a neoliberal transition? Speaker: Adam Leeds
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, The Soviet "Transition": Economic Expertise

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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Concerts, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Film | Midnight in Paris (2011) Directed by Woody Allen, Starring Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Marion Cotillard, and Rachel McAdams


Gil Pender is a screenwriter and aspiring novelist. Vacationing in Paris with his fiancee, he has taken to touring the city alone. On one such late-night excursion, Gil encounters a group of strange yet familiar revelers who sweep him along, apparently back in time, for a night with some of the Jazz Age's icons of art and literature. The more time Gil spends with these cultural heroes of the past, the more dissatisfied he becomes with the present. Director: Woody Allen Cast: Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen Woody Allen is an American filmmaker, actor, and comedian whose career spans more than six decades. Allen has received many accolades, including the most nominations (16) for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He has won four Academy Awards, ten BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Grammy Award, as well as nominations for a Emmy Award and a Tony Award. Owen Wilson is an American actor. He has had a long association with filmmaker Wes Anderson with whom he shared writing and acting credits for Bottle Rocket (1996), Rushmore (1998), and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), the last of which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay. Wilson also starred in the Woody Allen romantic comedy Midnight in Paris (2011) as unsatisfied screenwriter Gil Pender, a role which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination. Kathy Bates is an American actress. Known for her roles in comedic and dramatic films and television programs, she has received various accolades throughout her career spanning over five decades, including an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards as well as nominations for a Tony Award and two BAFTA Awards. Adrien Brody is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Władysław Szpilman in Roman Polanski's war drama The Pianist (2002), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29, becoming the youngest actor to win in that category. He has starred in several other films and has received several other awards including nominations for a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award. Marion Cotillard is a French actress. Known for her roles in independent films and blockbusters in both European and Hollywood productions, she has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and more. Rachel McAdams is a Canadian actress. In 2015, she starred in the second season of the HBO anthology crime drama series True Detective, and portrayed journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in the drama Spotlight. For the latter, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. This was followed by roles in the superhero film Doctor Strange (2016) and its sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), the romantic drama Disobedience (2017), the comedies Game Night (2018) and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020), and the comedy-drama Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. (2023).
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Films, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, Midnight in Paris (2011) Directed by Woody Allen, Starring&nbsp;Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody,&nbsp;Marion Cotillard, and Rachel McAdams

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.
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Workshops, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation

Master Class | Flute Master Class


Flute Master Class with Michael Martin Kofler.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Ribbon Dancing


Instructor Margaret Yuen of the Red Silk Dancers will guide visitors to put their own spin on this traditional Chinese art. Classes will take place in in the heated space and feature music to set the tone. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Ribbons will be provided.
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Classical Music | Baroque Cello Works by J.S. Bach, Scarlatti, and More (In Person AND Online)


Andrew Koutroubas, Baroque Cello. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 Scarlatti (1660-1725), Sonata No. 1 in D Minor Jean-Baptiste Barrière (b. 1958), Sonata No. 1 in B Minor Leonardo Leo (1694-1744), Concerto for Cello No. 4 in A Major
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, Baroque Cello Works by J.S. Bach, Scarlatti, and More (In Person AND Online)

Classical Music | Piano Works by Richard Wagner and More (In Person AND Online)


Arthur Wang, Piano. Program Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909), La Vega Zhang Zhao (b. 1964), Numa Ame César Franck (1822-1890), Prélude, Aria et Final, Op. 23 Richard Wagner (1813-1883), Ouvertüre zu Tannhäuser, S.442
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Lecture | How George Sand Met "Germain" or Why We Still Need Handwriting


Professor Evelyne Ender (Johns Hopkins University) discusses the handwritten manuscript of George Sand's 19th Century French tale La Mare au Diable. What are we losing in terms of human creativity as we lose our grip on handwriting and rely instead on machine-writing? This question has served as a prompt for Evelyne Ender's forthcoming book, Handwriting: An Inner History. In her talk, she will revisit the manuscript of George Sand's tale La Mare au Diable in order to discuss the emergence of an artwork in an age of manuscription.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, How George Sand Met "Germain" or Why We Still Need Handwriting

Classical Music | Harp Works by Hindemith and More (In Person AND Online)


Deanna Cirielli, Harp. Program Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), Une châtelaine en sa tour…, Op. 110 Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), Impromptu, Op. 86 Jacques de La Presle (1888-1969), Le Jardin Mouillé Elias Parish Alvars (1808-1849), Introduction & Variations on Favorite Airs from Norma Hindemith (1895-1963), Sonata for Harp Henriette Renié (1875-1956), Pièce Symphonique
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Concert | Tender Lullabies and Rage-Filled War Cries


Lila Bloom is a born and raised New Yorker. With musical influences from Ella Fitzgerald to Bjork, and Radiohead to Madison Cunningham, Lila explores grief, awe, and surrender through her relationship to nature, her body, and conversations with a higher self. Lila Bloom plays the role of the bard sharing a range of songs from tender lullabies to rage filled war cries dedicated to the wary hearts of those who dare to interrupt generational cycles, refuse complacent living, and reclaim their lives.
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Concerts, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, Tender Lullabies and Rage-Filled War Cries

Opening Reception | Holding: Group Exhibition on Sanctuary


An exhibition around sanctuary, focusing on those for whom sanctuary is not always in view. Featuring works by Jumana Emil Abboud, Alina Bliumis, Oji Haynes, Giancarlo Norese, Kambui Olujimi, Nyugen E. Smith, Guillermo Trejo, and Arleene Correa Valencia.
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Opening Receptions, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, Holding: Group Exhibition on Sanctuary

Opening Reception | John Knight: A work in situ


The artist's third solo exhibition with the gallery will debut a new work in situ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, John Knight: A work in situ

Film | The Addiction (1995) with Christopher Walken, Edie Falco, and Michael Imperioli


After being bitten by a vampire, a New York grad student tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and constant thirst for blood, adopting the philosophy of a nocturnal comrade. Director: Abel Ferrara Cast: Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra, Edie Falco, Paul Calderón, Fredro Starr, Kathryn Erbe, Michael Imperioli Christopher Walken is an American actor. Prolific in film, dance, television, and on stage, Walken is the recipient of numerous accolades. He has earned an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as nominations for two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Tony Awards. His films have grossed more than $1.6 billion in the United States alone. Edith Falco is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Carmela Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos (1999–2007), and Nurse Jackie Peyton on the Showtime series Nurse Jackie (2009–2015). Falco has won two Golden Globe awards (from eleven nominations) and four Emmy awards (from fourteen nominations), all for individual performances. Michael Imperioli is an American actor. He is best known for the role of Christopher Moltisanti in the HBO crime drama The Sopranos (1999–2007), which earned him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2004.
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Films, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, The Addiction (1995) with&nbsp;Christopher Walken,&nbsp;Edie Falco, and&nbsp;Michael Imperioli

Opening Reception | When Image Processing Became Painting: Group Show


An exhibition featuring paintings and drawings by a group of 13 artists, along with a video work fragment by Jean-Luc Godard. At what precise moment in the last hundred years did artists become actively aware that images preceded their efforts to produce new ones? It remains a question for debate, but what is less uncertain is that the ubiquitous and incessant circulation of pictures now constitutes a kind of second nature, a psychological condition shared by all, and by painters in particular.
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Screening | News Doc Film Festival 2024: Documentary Shorts by Journalism Students.


From the pursuit of spirituality and healing in the life of a Tibetan nun to the dreams of a Rohingya refugee seeking education, these films explore resilience, identity, and the human spirit. Themes of reconnection, cultural defiance, and the impact of media bias unfold against diverse backdrops, from the Armenian diaspora to the Uyghur experience in Boston. Witness the power of dreams and the triumph over limitations in the lives of disabled individuals finding ways to assert their physical strength. This collection encapsulates a shared human experience, transcending borders to celebrate the strength, diversity, and interconnectedness of the human journey. Screening Schedule Day 1 February 2nd, 6:00 pm EST - Opening Remarks by Marcia Rock February 2nd, 6:20 pm EST - Karma Yeshi - by Tenzin Zompa February 2nd, 6:55 pm EST - A Dream Called Khushi - by Rishabh Raj Jain February 2nd, 7:35 pm EST - Nancy Joy - by Franky Dean February 2nd, 8:00 pm EST - Restless Soles - by Samyu Sridhar
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Screenings, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, News Doc Film Festival 2024: Documentary Shorts by Journalism Students.

Screening | Secret Sixteen Screening


This event pairs 16mm films from the Cinema Studies Archive with lo-fi gems, oddball curiosities, and pre-internet obscurities. There's a surprise here for everyone.
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Screenings, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, Secret Sixteen Screening

Film | Stop Making Sense (1984): Talking Heads Concert Film


The band's live performance was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December of 1983 and features Talking Heads' most memorable songs. Director: Jonathan Demme 88 min. Followed by a discussion with distributor Ira Deutchman, visual consultant Sandy McLeod, and writer Adam Reid Sexton. Moderated by Maureen A. Ryan. 
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Films, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, Stop Making Sense (1984): Talking Heads Concert Film

Book Discussion | Beyond the Best Dressed: A Cultural History of the Most Glamorous, Radical, and Scandalous Oscar Fashion


Author Esther Zuckerman goes beyond the “best of” lists and discovers the fascinating stories behind your favorite fashion moments. Zuckerman will romp through the most influential outfits in Oscars history, from the show-stoppingly elegant to the decidedly kooky. The Academy Awards telecast is one of the few nights of the year devoted entirely to glamour (in all its forms). With deft, lively commentary, she will shine a light on truly unforgettable fashion, capturing both the glitz and drama of Hollywood’s biggest night.
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Book Discussions, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, Beyond the Best Dressed: A Cultural History of the Most Glamorous, Radical, and Scandalous Oscar Fashion

Concert | Chamber Works by Florence Price and More


The Harlem Chamber Players Quartet; Claire Chan, violin; Ashley Horne, violin; William Frampton, viola; Wayne Smith, cello, perform works by Florence Price (1887-1953), Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004), Carlos Simon (b. 1986), Rhiannon Giddens (b. 1977), Trevor Weston, and Paquito D'Rivera (b. 1948).
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Concert | Vocal Works by Mozart, Richard Strauss, Verdi, and More


Christine Browning, soprano; Ongama Mhlontlo, tenor; Alicia Waller, soprano; Marc Peloquin, piano. Program Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), Opening Trio: L'amour triompe from Orphee et Eurydice Set of three original compositions in multiple South African languages Kurt Weill (1900-1950), Aria: Lonely House from Street Scene Vocal Jazz set French Aria Richard Strauss (1864-1849), Zueignung Richard Strauss (1864-1849), Cacilie Verdi (1813-1901), Tu punicsimi Rodgers (1902-1979) and Hammerstein (1895-1960), If I Loved You from Carousel Frank Loesser (1910-1969), Marry the Man Today from Guys and Dolls Mozart (1756-1791), Closing trio: Protegga il giusto ciel from Don Giovanni
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Concerts, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, Vocal Works by Mozart, Richard Strauss, Verdi, and More

Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Shostakovich, Mahler, and More


MSM Symphony Orchestra; George Manahan, Conductor; Sonya Shin, violin. Program Adolphus Hailstork III (b. 1941), Fanfare on Amazing Grace Shostakovich (1906-1975), Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 77 Mahler (1860-1911), Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor
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Concerts, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, Orchestral Works by Shostakovich, Mahler, and More

Play | Welcome to The Doll Depot: Your One-Stop Shop for Exotic & Ethnic Imports: A Satirical and Provocative Play


The Doll Depot is a devised therapeutic theatre process that uses the narrative frame of dolls, action figures, cultural consumerism, and capitalism. This satirical and provocative play examines how white supremacy dictates which bodies matter and which ones do not. How can we resist these narratives to self-determine our worth to live quality, fulfilling lives? Enter into a space where play pushes unimaginable boundaries.
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Plays, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, Welcome to The Doll Depot: Your One-Stop Shop for Exotic & Ethnic Imports: A Satirical and Provocative Play

Classical Music | Piano Works by Beethoven, Robert Schumann, and Prokofiev (In Person AND Online)


Xiaoya Wan, Piano. Program Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Sonata No.28 in A Major, Op.101 Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Kreisleriana, Op.16 Prokofiev (1891-1953), Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84
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Concerts, February 02, 2024, 02/02/2024, Piano Works by Beethoven,&nbsp;Robert Schumann, and&nbsp;Prokofiev (In Person AND Online)
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