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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 5, 2024?

18 free events take place on Monday, February 5 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 5 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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18 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, February 5, 2024

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Workshop | Morning Meditation


Start your day by balancing your mind, body, and spirit during instructor guided meditation. This renowned practice lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, Morning Meditation

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
10:00 am
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Tours, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Lecture | Lighting The Way: A Holocaust Lesson from Three Jewish Girls (online)


Speaker: Joanna Gilbert, Editor and Author, Women of Valor: Polish Jewish Resisters to the Third Reich and Victory for Miriam
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, Lighting The Way: A Holocaust Lesson from Three Jewish Girls (online)

Film | The Night Visitors (2023): A Documentary About Moths


Through a critical lens that is by turns social and personal, the film closely considers these underknown creatures. The small hours of the night are threaded through with a sense of mortality and loss. Moths, with their trembling and exquisite impermanence, provide both a kind of solace and a focal point around which the desire to know can be organized. The film looks at moths as aesthetic beings and as carriers of meaning, aiming for a deep encounter with the beauty and incommensurability of the profoundly other. Directed by Michael Gitlin 72 min. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, The Night Visitors (2023): A Documentary About Moths

Film | Into the Woods (2014) with Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, and Johnny Depp


As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch, a baker and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch's beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish. Director: Rob Marshall Cast: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Johnny Depp Meryl Streep is an American actress. Often described as "the best actress of her generation," Streep is known for her versatility and accent adaptability. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career spanning over four decades, including a record 21 Academy Award nominations, winning three, and a record 33 Golden Globe Award nominations, winning eight. Emily Blunt is a British actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for three British Academy Film Awards. Forbes ranked her as one of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2020. Anna Kendrick is an American actress. Her first starring role was in the 1998 Broadway musical High Society, for which she earned a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She achieved wider recognition for the comedy-drama film Up in the Air (2009), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and for her starring role in the Pitch Perfect film series (2012–2017). Chris Pine is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot film series (2009–2016) and Steve Trevor in the DC Extended Universe films Wonder Woman (2017) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020). Johnny Depp is an American actor. He is the recipient of multiple accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and has been nominated for three Academy Awards and two BAFTA awards. Registration required.
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Films, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, Into the Woods (2014) with&nbsp;Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt,&nbsp;Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, and&nbsp;Johnny Depp

Talk | Family History Today: The Future of Genealogy (online)


While all family history researchers seek to uncover stories from the past, trendsetters in the field are employing up-to-the-minute technological tools and techniques in ways that will have a huge impact on the future of genealogy. Jarrett Ross, creator and host of the YouTube series GeneaVlogger and Professional Genealogist Reacts, will provide a preview of what lies ahead, covering emerging trends in artificial intelligence, facial recognition software, OCR software, and genetic genealogy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, Family History Today: The Future of Genealogy (online)

Discussion | 10th Anniversary of the Into the Woods Film with Golden Globe Winner Emily Blunt and More


10 years ago, Disney adapted Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods as a feature film. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the film adaptation of Into the Woods, director Rob Marshall, Emily Blunt (Golden Globe Winner), and other members of the cast and creative team discuss the process of adapting one of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved stage musicals for the screen. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, 10th Anniversary of the Into the Woods Film with&nbsp;Golden Globe Winner Emily Blunt and More

Book Discussion | Brooklyn Arcadia: Art, History, and Nature at Majestic Green-Wood (online)


Green-Wood is a living cemetery that brings people closer to the world by memorializing the dead, even as it embraces the art, history, and natural beauty of New York. Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. By the early 1860s, it had earned an international reputation for its beauty, attracting 500,000 visitors a year. The New York City treasure, newly photographed, is revealed as garden in the city, repository for memory, and a place for repose, inspiration, and delight. Its popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including Central and Prospect parks. Green-Wood’s notable graves include Leonard Bernstein and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Andrew Garn is a native New Yorker, photographer and writer of 12 books.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, Brooklyn Arcadia: Art, History, and Nature at Majestic Green-Wood (online)

Film | Satyricon (1969) Directed by Federico Fellini


After his young lover, Gitone, leaves him for another man, Encolpio decides to kill himself, but a sudden earthquake destroys his home before he has a chance to do so. Now wandering around Rome in the time of Nero, Encolpio encounters one bizarre and surreal scene after another. He's invited to a poetry reading that ends in violence; is taken hostage by pirates; and is even forced to battle a gladiator disguised as a minotaur in a giant labyrinth. Director: Federico Fellini Cast: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone, Magali Noel, Alain Cuny, Lucia Bose, Tanya Lopert, Capucine Federico Fellini is an Italian filmmaker, who is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. He is known for his distinctive style, which blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness. Fellini was nominated for 17 Academy Awards over the course of his career, winning a total of four in the category of Best Foreign Language Film (the most for any director in the history of the award). He received an honorary award for Lifetime Achievement at the 65th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Films, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, Satyricon (1969) Directed by Federico Fellini

Book Discussion | The Nature-Study Idea and Related Writings by Liberty Hyde Bailey


The urgency to halt the progression of climate change requires much more than the implementation of scientific knowledge—it requires a revolution across the fields of education, culture, and the arts. In The Nature-Study Idea, Liberty Hyde Bailey articulated a similar need to reimagine education in light of socio-ecological crises at the dawn of the twentieth century. This panel discussion will explore what Bailey's insights mean for us 120 years later as we mark the publication of the first modern, authoritative edition of the classic text and the launch of The Liberty Hyde Bailey Library from Cornell University Press. Panelists will include: Patricia Crain, Professor of English Emerita at New York University and author of Reading Children: Literacy, Property and the Dilemmas of Childhood in Nineteenth-Century America John Linstrom, editor of The Nature-Study Idea and Related Writings, Series Editor of The Liberty Hyde Bailey Library, and Mellon Fellow in Climate Humanities and Social Justice at the Climate Museum David W. Orr, author of the book’s foreword, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics Emeritus at Oberlin College, and editor of Democracy in a Hotter Time: Climate Change and Democratic Transformation Lara Saguisag, Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning and the inaugural Georgiou Chair in Children’s Literature and Literacy at New York University, and author of the award-winning children’s book Children of Two Seasons: Poems for Young People
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, The Nature-Study Idea and Related Writings by Liberty Hyde Bailey

Discussion | Tapping into the Neurobiology of Speech and Dance


Speaking and dancing are perhaps the most ancient forms of human social communication. Dr. Erich Jarvis and Dr. Constantina Theofanopoulou, drawing insights from their research in human and non-human species, will provide a fascinating look into the genes-to-neurons choreography that enable us and other species to speak, sing and dance. They will also discuss speech and movement disorders that stem from disruptions in these neural pathways, as well as the therapeutic role that dance can play in conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and autism. Participant Bios: Dr. Constantina Theofanopoulou is the Herbert and Neil Singer Research Assistant Professor at Rockefeller University, the Director of the Neurobiology of Social Communication Lab, and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU. Dr. Erich Jarvis is the head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language and professor at The Rockefeller University. He is also a scientific investigator with Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, Tapping into the Neurobiology of Speech and Dance

Gallery Talk | A Foreigner Called Picasso: Exhibition Discussion


A conversation with curators Annie Cohen-Solal and Vérane Tasseau on the occasion of their exhibition, A Foreigner Called Picasso, on view through February 10, 2024. The talk will be moderated by lawyer and lecturer Silvia Beltrametti, and the participants will discuss Cohen-Solal’s investigation of Picasso’s status as a permanent foreigner in France. The curators will also share stories behind the creation of the exhibition, which reimagines Cohen-Solal’s award-winning book, Un étranger nommé Picasso, and was first presented in a different iteration at the Palais de la Porte Dorée–Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration in association with the Musée Picasso, Paris, in 2021–22.
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Gallery Talks, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, A Foreigner Called Picasso: Exhibition Discussion

Discussion | Artist Talk: Process and Intent


An evening discussing artistic process and intent. Robert McCurdy paints meticulously realistic portraits of famous subjects, including President Barak Obama’s official White House portrait. McCurdy’s practice is conceptual, even minimalist. McCurdy writes, “I look for a sustainable moment…It is why there is no movement, no expression or gesture… The image is reported rather than interpreted.” McCurdy studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and received a fellowship from Yale University. He currently resides in New York City. D. Dodge Thompson, Chief of Exhibitions and Executive Curator at the National Gallery of Art from 1980–2022, will interview McCurdy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, Artist Talk: Process and Intent

Discussion | Autumn of Patriarchs: On The Godfather and The Leopard


From a moral standing, a violent and feared mafia boss like Don Vito Corleone couldn't be more different than an aristocrat like Don Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina, a man so beloved for his integrity. Yet, many analogies exist between these two characters, mostly stemming for their common Sicilian origins and their cult of family and tradition. The Godfather tells of the attempt by Don Vito - and later by his son Michael - to acquire respectability through the criminal use of power; in The Leopard, Don Fabrizio - and his nephew Tancredi - have the choice of changing everything in order to keep things exactly as they are. These two extraordinary films, both drawn from works of literature, made history for their dialogues and unforgettable sequences featuring dance scenes, betrayals, seductions, threats, love scenes, murders, and a relationship to politics distinguished by fraud, corruption, and disillusionment. But above all else, The Godfather and The Leopard consecrate two patriarchs during the autumn of their lives, while the world around them is changing quickly. With NYU's Antonio Monda and Stefano Albertini
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Discussions, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, Autumn of Patriarchs: On The Godfather and The Leopard

Workshop | Cardio Dance


This creative and fun workout fuses dance and aerobics to improve cardio fitness and tone the body. Instructor: Masayo Kado
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | How Immigration Has Shaped America (online)


Our current immigration system traces its roots back nearly 60 years to the Hart-Celler Act of 1965. Legislators designed this law to remove to the restrictions of the 1924 National Origins Act, and to change how ideas about race informed the immigration system. Authored by some of the same politicians who protested the 1924 law, the Hart Cellar Act focused on family reunification, skill-based visas, and equal visa quotas for every country. This Act also removed the last remnants of the Chinese Exclusion Act from nearly 80 years prior. This event will explore how these details shape America and Americans today. Dr. Mae Ngai, Professor of History and Asian American Studies at Columbia University, will be joined in conversation by Margaret Chin, sociologist and author of Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry, and Nancy Foner, author of One Quarter of the Nation: Immigration and the Transformation of America.
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Discussion | Lenses and Brushes: Exploring the Artistic Dialogue Between Painting and Photography (online)


Carrie Welch interviews world-renowned photographer Neal Slavin
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Discussions, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, Lenses and Brushes: Exploring the Artistic Dialogue Between Painting and Photography (online)

Lecture | Post-1945 Japanese Art and Its Diaspora


Midori Yoshimoto is professor of art history and gallery director at New Jersey City University. Yoshimoto specializes in post-1945 Japanese art and its diaspora with a focus on women artists, Fluxus, and intermedia. Her 2005 book, Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists in New York, led to numerous publications including an essay in Yoko Ono One Woman Show (Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2015). Yoshimoto co-curated a major survey exhibition of Japanese American artist Shigeko Kubota, which traveled three museums in Japan in 2021-22. Its catalog, Viva Video! The Art and Life of Shigeko Kubota was published by Kawade Shobo Shinsha and received the Ringa Art Encouragement Award in Japan. She is also a co-editor and author of a groundbreaking publication, Women, Aging, and Art: A Crosscultural Anthology (Bloomsbury, 2021). Most recently, she guest-curated the exhibition, Out of Bounds: Japanese Women Artists in Fluxus at the Japan Society Gallery, which received critical acclaim. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 05, 2024, 02/05/2024, Post-1945 Japanese Art and Its Diaspora
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