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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 3, 2024?

27 free events take place on Saturday, February 3 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 3 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 3, 2024

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Lunar New Year Performances: Lion Dances and Ribbon Twirling
free events nyc News Doc Film Festival 2024: Documentary Shorts by Journalism Students.
free events nyc Dreamgirls (2006) with Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, and Jennifer Hudson
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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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Tours, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Tour | Island Walking Tour


Look into the past of Gov­er­nors Island and learn about its excit­ing trans­for­ma­tion and future. In these walk­ing tours led by volunteer guides, you’ll explore the Island's historic district and new 43-acre park. Tours exam­ine how his­toric preser­va­tion, inno­v­a­tive design, and envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship make the Island what it is today: one of the most unique pub­lic places in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Island Walking Tour

Workshop | An Afternoon of Lunar New Year Activities


Lucky Risograph and The W.O.W. Project come together to host an afternoon of activities to celebrate the year of the wood dragon. From red envelope making to letter writing, imagine what an abundant new year might look like for the Chinatown community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, An Afternoon of Lunar New Year Activities

Hike | Post-Groundhog Day Hike


Are we getting more Winter or an early Spring? Urban Park Rangers celebrate Staten Island Chuck’s prediction with a hike and craft! Along the way, learn the history of Groundhog Day and explore the way light shapes our vision of nature and the seasons with a paper-craft.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Hikes, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Post-Groundhog Day Hike

Hike | Winter Wonderland Hike


Explore the park and uncover its wonders revealed by the desolate winter. Bring adequate hiking footwear and winter clothing.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Hikes, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Winter Wonderland Hike

Festival | Ice Sculpture Show


The fes­tive win­ter event will also fea­ture food trucks, ice carv­ing demos, live sets from DJ Shan­non and Dada Cozmic curat­ed by Bru­jas and Radio Boni­ta, and more win­ter fun. Event Sched­ule: 12 – 2PM - Live ice carv­ing along Colonels Row 2:30PM - Awards Ceremony 3 – 5PM - Post-Show Party
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Ice Sculpture Show

Gallery Talk | Something Beautiful: Reframing La Coleccion


A tour to explore and discuss the on-view sections of the exhibition, the gallery's most ambitious presentation of its unique, complex, and culturally diverse permanent collection in over two decades. Start times: 1pm, 2:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Something Beautiful: Reframing La Coleccion

Book Discussion | Winning French Minds: Radio Propaganda in Occupied France, 1940-42 (online)


Author Denis Courtois explores how the propaganda of the Allied and Axis powers and the Vichy regime was disseminated to the French population via the radio in the first half of World War II.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Book Discussions, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Winning French Minds: Radio Propaganda in Occupied France, 1940-42 (online)

Hike | Discovery Hike: Crocheron Arboretum


Learn more about the various species of trees found here and how to identify them during the winter season.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Hikes, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Discovery Hike: Crocheron Arboretum

Classical Music | Double Bass Works by J.S. Bach, Saint-Saëns, Dvořák, and More (In Person AND Online)


Music Advancement Program, Double Bass. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Gavotte in G minor Henry Eccles (1670-1742), Sonata in G minor Franz Simandl (1840-1912), Tempo di Polacca Merle John (1898-1996), Caballero Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), The Elephant Boguslaw Furtok (b. 1967), Concert Piece Dragonetti (1763-1846), Concerto Dvořák (1841-1904), Humoresque Henry Eccles (1670-1742), Sonata in G minor
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Double Bass Works by J.S. Bach,&nbsp;Saint-Sa&euml;ns,&nbsp;Dvoř&aacute;k, and More (In Person AND Online)

Dance Performance | Lunar New Year Performances: Lion Dances and Ribbon Twirling


Commemorate the Year of the Dragon and enjoy traditional lion dances and ribbon twirling performances from The New York Chinese Cultural Center. Start times: 1pm, 3pm and 5pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Lunar New Year Performances: Lion Dances and Ribbon Twirling

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 2 February 3rd, 1:00 pm EST - Beyond the Headlines - by Alexa Sarci February 3rd, 1:35 pm EST - MOVE - by Chris Cornejo February 3rd, 2:10 pm EST - Endless Exile - by Mano Baghjajian February 3rd, 2:45 pm EST - Whispers of Hope - by Keren Heron February 3rd, 3:20 pm EST - Safari - by Seyeon Bang February 3rd, 4:05 pm EST - Shattered Expectations - by Crispin Kerr-Dineen February 3rd, 4:45 pm EST - Bucking on the Rez - by Ziyi Xu February 3rd, 5:30 pm EST - MY LENS, MY LAND - by Ke Chen
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Screenings, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, News Doc Film Festival 2024: Documentary Shorts by Journalism Students.

Workshop | SharQui: The Bellydance Workout


In a SharQui class, you’ll learn new moves and combinations in flow. You’ll gradually build up to more complex movements starting with the very basics! If you can walk in place, you can belly dance with SharQui. This class is taught to music with easy-to-follow steps that will surely get your heart pumping. Instructor: Kaitlin Hines-Vargas
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, SharQui: The Bellydance Workout

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Using Fragments of Cinematic and Scientific Archives


Artist Angela Su in a conversation about what attracts her to wide-ranging source materials from a 16th century Albrecht Durër print to medical drawings to the 1960s and 1970s American counterculture movements that inform her docufiction videos and intimate drawings. She will discuss the energizing impact of using fragments of cinematic and scientific archives to build her critical and speculative, even darkly utopic works comprising the exhibition Angela Su: Melencolia. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Artist Talk: Using Fragments of Cinematic and Scientific Archives

Film | Dreamgirls (2006) with Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, and Jennifer Hudson


Deena, Effie, and Lorrell form a music trio called the Dreamettes. When ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. spots the act at a talent show, he offers the chance of a lifetime: to be backup singers for a national star. Taylor takes creative control of the group and eventually pushes the singers into the spotlight. However, one becomes the star, forcing another out, which teaches them about the high cost of fame. Director: Bill Condon Cast: Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, Jennifer Hudson Jamie Foxx is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He received acclaim for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the film Ray (2004), winning the Academy Award, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. That same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the crime film Collateral. Beyonce Knowles is an American singer, songwriter, and businesswoman. Dubbed as "Queen Bey" and a prominent cultural figure of the 21st century, she has been recognized for her artistry and performances, with Rolling Stone naming her one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Her accolades include 32 Grammy Awards (the most Grammys won by any artist), 26 MTV Video Music Awards, 24 NAACP Image Awards, 35 BET Awards, and 17 Soul Train Music Awards, all of which are more than any other artist in the music industry. Eddie Murphy is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He rose to fame on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which he was a regular cast member from 1980 to 1984. Murphy has also worked as a stand-up comedian and is ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. Murphy has received a Grammy Award and an Emmy Award. Danny Glover is an American actor, producer, and political activist. Glover is widely known for his lead role as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film series. He also had leading roles in The Color Purple, To Sleep with Anger, Predator 2, Angels in the Outfield, and Operation Dumbo Drop, and had prominent supporting roles in Silverado, Witness, A Rage in Harlem, Dreamgirls, and more. Jennifer 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
2:00 pm
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Films, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Dreamgirls (2006) with Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, and Jennifer Hudson

Film | Glory (1989) with Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, and Morgan Freeman


Following the Battle of Antietam, Col. Robert Gould Shaw is offered command of the United States' first all-African-American regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. With junior officer Cabot Forbes, Shaw puts together a strong and proud unit, including the escaped slave Trip and the wise gravedigger John Rawlins. At first limited to menial manual tasks, the regiment fights to be placed in the heat of battle. Director: Edward Zwick Cast: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman Matthew Broderick is an American actor. His roles include the Golden Globe–nominated portrayal of the title character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), the voice of adult Simba in Disney's The Lion King (1994), and Leo Bloom in both the Broadway musical The Producers and its 2005 film adaptation. Broderick has won two Tony Awards Denzel Washington is an American actor, producer and director. In a career spanning over four decades, Washington has received numerous accolades, including a Tony Award, two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and more. He was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2019, and in 2020 The New York Times named him the greatest actor of the 21st century. In 2022, Washington received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Morgan Freeman is an American actor and producer. He is known for his distinctive deep voice and roles in a wide variety of film genres. Throughout a career spanning five decades, he has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Freeman has also been awarded the Kennedy Center Honor in 2008, an AFI Life Achievement Award in 2011, the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2012, and Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2018.
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Films, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Glory (1989) with&nbsp;Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, and&nbsp;Morgan Freeman

Birdwatching | Winter Birding


Meet the winter birds of the island. Nearly 240 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer this winter.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Winter Birding

Concert | A Jam Called Saturday Family Edition


Zaven is a vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Los Angeles, California. He believes in the power of improvisation as an access point to greater self discovery and connectivity. Growing up as a hip hop lyricist, poet and music producer, Zaven uses improvisation extensively in his work. Honed through the study of jazz, Zaven uses a combination of composed and freestyle songwriting, creating intricate lyrics and beats, as well as leading ensembles, all in the moment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, A Jam Called Saturday Family Edition

Tour | Island Walking Tour


Look into the past of Gov-er-nors Island and learn about its excit-ing trans-for-ma-tion and future. In these walk-ing tours led by volunteer guides, you'll explore the Island's historic district and new 43-acre park. Tours exam-ine how his-toric preser-va-tion, inno-v-a-tive design, and envi-ron-men-tal stew-ard-ship make the Island what it is today: one of the most unique pub-lic places in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:45 pm
Free
Tours, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Island Walking Tour

Screening | The Adventures of Manboy and Bushie: Time-Traveling Detectives: Screening and Talkback


A screening of 2023 Baxter St Artist-in-Residence, Tatiana Florival’s, film, followed by a talkback with video artist Linda Ryan. In The Adventures of Manboy and Bushie: Time-Traveling Detectives, two brothers go on a Space-Time Mission instead of being drafted to the Vietnam War. In this work, Florival pointedly draws on her grandfather’s Black American experience by riffing on old Western films. The work recalls her grandfather’s love for watching Westerns, while also critiquing the genre’s inherent racism and colonialism. For the artist’s grandfather, watching the films ignited a desire for an imagined, ahistorical past. In the suspended reality of The Adventures of Manboy and Bushie, Florival’s grandfather reaches toward that desire to insert himself into any time or place, existing without violence, while black, throughout the history of America. In this extended cut, viewers will be able to watch the full narrative plot of the film, and follow Manboy and Bushie through their origin story, and various adventures through time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, The Adventures of Manboy and Bushie: Time-Traveling Detectives: Screening and Talkback

Classical Music | Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue (In Person AND Online)


Enjoy a program of hymns, anthems, and voluntaries for the organ.
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Concerts, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue (In Person AND Online)

Reading | “The Discreet Monsters of the Past”: Bulgarian Fiction in Translation


2023 International Booker Prize-winning translator Angela Rodel will read from a variety of Bulgarian authors she has worked with whose writing reframes and even subverts traditional narratives of the past and history, including Georgi Gospodinov’s Time Shelter, Vera Mutafchieva’s The Case of Cem, Ivaylo Petrov’s Wolf Hunt, Ivan Hristov’s Bdin, and Joanna Elmy’s Made of Guilt. She will be joined by Director Valentina Izmirlieva, who will read the texts in her native Bulgarian.
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Readings, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, &ldquo;The Discreet Monsters of the Past&rdquo;: Bulgarian Fiction in Translation

Festival | First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment


At the monthly First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment, including dynamic performances and participatory experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Festivals, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment

Performance | Two Person Operating System Type 2: Performance Art


A sculptural-choreographic work evolving the collaboration between Martha Friedman and Susan Marshall. Working with industrial objects and materials such as rubber and metal, dancers activate sculptures in complex patterns, probing preconceptions of the material boundaries of the body. The patterns of action and design explore the tensions between work and product, danger and intimacy, absurdity and purpose, soft and hard, in and out—complicating expectations of clear, binary contrasts often raised in gendered conversations about physical bodies. In this iteration of Two Person Operating System, the second in an ongoing series of works from sculptor Friedman and choreographer Marshall, two towers of metal tubes are each capable of supporting metal spikes and rotating in place. Long, fleshy rubber ropes are inserted, spooled and twisted through the sculpture and to the surrounding architecture by dancers engaging with the objects and each other in a series of methodical tasks performed with workerly precision.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Two Person Operating System Type 2: Performance Art

Poetry Reading | Seen, Sound, Scribe: Poken Word and Conversation


Brooklyn’s own Mahogany L. Browne, a prolific writer and avid advocate for public art, curates thought-provoking and often politically driven evenings of spoken word, spirited conversation, and presentations of new work. This winter event features recitation and interviews with several major poets and emerging voices on the New York literary scene.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Seen, Sound, Scribe: Poken Word and Conversation

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Plays, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Welcome to The Doll Depot: Your One-Stop Shop for Exotic & Ethnic Imports: A Satirical and Provocative Play

Concert | Powerhouse Singer from the Vibrant Heart of West Africa


Natu Camara is a powerhouse hailing from the vibrant heart of West Africa. As a dynamic singer, songwriter, and humanitarian, she blends Guinean traditional sounds with pop, soul, and rock, creating an Afro-rock experience that knows no borders. Natu's mesmerizing performances tackle global issues, touching hearts worldwide and making her a true luminary in the world of music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 03, 2024, 02/03/2024, Powerhouse Singer from the Vibrant Heart of West Africa
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