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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 7, 2024?

25 free events take place on Wednesday, February 7 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 7 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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25 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

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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
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Tours, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Discussion | Rethinking Work: The New Way at Work (online)


Human Capital Management Department Chair, Dr. Anna Tavis, as she welcomes author Scott Cawood, CEO of WorldatWork. What does it take to make work better? With shifting worker expectations and market upheaval, leaders and organizations everywhere are trying to catch their breath. As a result, a division in workplace culture has emerged with some companies clinging to obsolete corporate practices and others feeling lost and overwhelmed. As the CEO of WorldatWork and a self-proclaimed "work nerd," author Scott Cawood introduces The New Work Exchange, a philosophy which redefines a successful workplace. From unpacking the history of work, the challenges of keeping pace with consumer demands, and the importance of putting people first, The New Work Exchange is a journey to reassess value alignment between workers and workplaces. With real-life examples from some of the best (and worst) workplaces to practical questions and tips, The New Work Exchange is an exploration of what work really works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Rethinking Work: The New Way at Work (online)

Discussion | The ICJ's Ruling on Israel's War with Hamas (online)


The State of Israel today finds itself sued at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on a claim of genocide brought by South Africa. A preliminary ruling was issued last Friday. And the time has come for a closer examination of the ICJ and Israel. What is the role and history of the ICJ, and what is its relationship with the Jewish state? Has Israel adopted the correct strategy to manage this case? Was it appropriate for the Court to assess this conflict within the framework of the Genocide Convention? And what are the implications of the Court's decision for the conduct of the war? This is a special conversation unpacking these questions with two international legal experts and diplomats from Israel and America. On February 7, the Israel Law and Liberty Forum and the Tikvah Legal Fellowship will host a discussion with: Justice Professor Elyakim Rubinstein, formerly a senior diplomat and deputy chief justice of the Israeli Supreme Court
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Discussions, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, The ICJ's Ruling on Israel's War with Hamas (online)

Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Tours, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Tour of New York City Hall

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 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Workshop | Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School of Music, the chorus is open to all who love to sing. Learn contemporary and classic songs and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Adult Chorus

Film | Loving (2016) with Colin Firth


Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C., but the family ultimately tries to find a way back to Virginia. Director: Jeff Nichols Cast: Ged Doherty, Colin Firth, Nancy Buirski, Sarah Green, Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf Colin Firth is an English actor and producer. His portrayal of Mr. Darcy in the 1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice led to widespread attention, and to roles in more prominent films such as The English Patient (1996), Shakespeare in Love (1998), and more. In 2010, his portrayal of King George VI in Tom Hooper's The King's Speech won him the Academy Award for Best Actor
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Loving (2016) with Colin Firth

Workshop | Figure Drawing


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike short and long poses for participants to draw. Artists/ educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
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Workshops, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Figure Drawing

Book Discussion | Everybody Knows: Exposing L.A. (online)


Edgar-Award winning author Jordan Harper's page-turning novel is the story a fearless black-bag publicist exposing the belly of the L.A. beast.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Everybody Knows: Exposing L.A. (online)

Book Discussion | Everybody Knows: The Underside of L.A. (online)


Edgar-Award winning author Jordan Harper discusses his page-turning novel in which a fearless black-bag publicist exposes the belly of the L.A. beast.
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Book Discussions, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Everybody Knows: The Underside of L.A. (online)

Classical Music | Piano Works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, and More (In Person AND Online)


Tianxu An, Piano. Program Mendelssohn (1809-1847), Sonata in E Major, Op. 6 Schubert (1797-1828), Sonata in A Minor, D.784 Kreisler (1875-1962), Liebesfreud
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Concerts, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Piano Works by&nbsp;Mendelssohn,&nbsp;Schubert, and More (In Person AND Online)

Opening Reception | John Outterbridge: A Groundbreaking Career


The exhibition spans his groundbreaking career and includes examples from the 1960s through the 2010s. An artist, philosopher, thinker, community activist and mentor to other artists, John Outterbridge was born in 1933 in Greenville, North Carolina. He moved to Los Angeles from Chicago in 1963. In Los Angeles, he soon became a central and outspoken figure in the art community that included Noah Purifoy, David Hammons, Betye Saar, John Riddle and many others. He was co-founder and Artistic Director of the Communicative Arts Academy in Compton, CA from 1969-1975 and Director of the Watts Towers Arts Center in South Central Los Angeles from 1975-1992, succeeding his predecessor Noah Purifoy, and continuing to bring the arts and art education into the African American community.
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Opening Receptions, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, John Outterbridge: A Groundbreaking Career

Opening Reception | Pao Houa Her: And Other Illusions


This selection of photographic works explores themes of home and belonging within Hmong American diaspora, and presents a diverse set of works that will be exhibited together for the first time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Pao Houa Her: And Other Illusions

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: The Sea, the Sky, a Window


Curator Katherine Brinson, artist Sarah Crowner, and art historian Kate Nesin have a conversation on the occasion of The Sea, the Sky, a Window: A Project by Crowner. The exhibition places site-specific works by Crowner in dialogue with sculptures and paintings from the Hill Collection; the centerpiece is three paintings the artist has made in response to sculptures by Cy Twombly. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Artist Talk: The Sea, the Sky, a Window

Lecture | Bodies, Knowledge and Sovereignty


What does the body know? What can bodies tell us about ontologies that cannot be recuperated or resolved into Western ways of knowing? What can they tell us about the forms of collective world-building that exist outside of but in relation to the juridical structures of sovereignty that govern modern Western political and social life? And further, what might sovereignty look like, and feel like, if we approached it not primarily in terms of its foundational violences (conquest, imperialism, settler colonialism, capitalist extraction, and so on) but in relation to the forms of self-determination and autonomy people have attempted to create in the realm of everyday life? This talk will explore these questions in order to in order to claim that we are heir not only to colonial logics, but also to the means to refuse or retool them, and that both of these inheritances are inscribed in and on the body. Thinking through and with the space of Kumina in Jamaica, and particularly through a kumina festival I have co-organized for the past five years, I reflect on the ways community-based spaces of care, creativity, and spirituality can open portals to thinking beyond linearity, creating channels for accountability, and investigating contemporary mobilizations of personhood and political life on post-but-still-colonial terrain. Speaker Deborah A. Thomas is the R. Jean Brownlee Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Lectures, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Bodies, Knowledge and Sovereignty

Discussion | How a Dance Documentary Unfolded


In November 2022, while researching for her documentary project Beyond Yellowface, filmmaker Jennifer Lin came across images of a young Asian dancer performing the role of Tea in the 1954 premiere of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. With the help of Arlene Yu, then–collection manager of Jerome Robbins Dance Division, Lin was able to track down the dancer, School of American Ballet (SAB) alum George Lee, in Las Vegas. A refugee from Shanghai who immigrated to New York in 1951, Lee was a scholarship student at SAB and one of its first Asian SAB students. He was selected by Balanchine to create and premiere the role of Tea, and later went on to perform on Broadway, dancing in the original cast of Flower Drum Song. A year after Lin discovered Lee and began this journey, the filmmaker has produced and directed the documentary Ten Times Better, which will have its premiere at the Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center. For the premiere, Lee will leave behind his fulltime job as a blackjack dealer in Las Vegas and for his 89th birthday, return to New York to share his story. With Lee, Lin and Yu will participate in a discussion, which will include film excerpts and archival material to illustrate how this forgotten story went from library stacks to screen. Tickets required.
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Discussions, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, How a Dance Documentary Unfolded

Discussion | Legendary Choregrapher Bill T. Jones and Author John McWhorter in Conversation (online)


Legendary choreographer and artistic director of New York Live Arts, Bill T. Jones, in another installment of the signature Bill Chats, an intimate and accessible conversation series with artists, leaders, and visionaries from various fields. He will be sitting down with American linguist and author John McWhorter for what promises to be a lively discussion about his provocative bestseller Woke Racism (Penguin Random House, 2021), and so much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Legendary  Choregrapher Bill T. Jones and Author John McWhorter in Conversation (online)

Lecture | Smallpox Inoculation in the Era of Atlantic Slavery


The transatlantic slave trade and Atlantic World slavery had an indelible impact on the cultural significance of inoculation in the eighteenth century. By the early eighteenth century, generations of West Africans were already familiar with smallpox inoculation (also known as ‘variolation’ or ‘engraftment’). West Africans performed inoculations by removing pus from a smallpox pustule and inserting the pus into one or more incisions on another persons’ body. In addition to controlling the spread of smallpox, inoculation functioned as a mode of expressing and protecting kin and community relationships in some West African communities. In the early eighteenth century, European medical practitioners and slave owners appropriated inoculation to control the spread of smallpox along Atlantic slave trading routes in Europe, West Africa, and the Americas. They used inoculation to protect their families, safeguard colonial settlements, and expand the slave trade and slavery. Nevertheless, Africans and their descendants continued to perform inoculations in contexts where slavery and colonialism constantly threatened their social ties. Enslaved Africans imbued inoculation with new significance as they struggled to protect and reaffirm their communities’ intergenerational ties to place, ancestry, and kin. Speaker: Elise Mitchell, Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History at Princeton University
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Lectures, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Smallpox Inoculation in the Era of Atlantic Slavery

Book Discussion | The Best Minds by Jonathan Rosen (In Person AND Online)


When the Rosens moved to New Rochelle in 1973, Jonathan Rosen and Michael Laudor became inseparable. Both children of college professors, the boys were best friends and keen competitors, and, when they both got into Yale University, seemed set to join the American meritocratic elite. But all wasn’t as it seemed. One day, Jonathan received the call: Michael had suffered a serious psychotic break and was in the locked ward of a psychiatric hospital. A story about friendship, love, and the price of self-delusion, The Best Minds explores the ways in which we understand—and fail to understand—mental illness. It is a story about the bonds of family, friendship, and community; the promise of intellectual achievement; and the lure of utopian solutions. At this event, Jonathan Rosen will discuss the book with Julie Sandorf of the Charles H . Revson Foundation.
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Book Discussions, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, The Best Minds by&nbsp;Jonathan Rosen (In Person AND Online)

Author Reading | The Bishop and the Butterfly: Murder, Politics, and the End of the Jazz Age by Michael Wolraich


Acclaimed author Michael Wolraich will read from his forthcoming narrative nonfiction book, The Bishop and the Butterfly: Murder, Politics, and the End of the Jazz Age, the story of how the murder of femme fatale Vivian Gordon in 1931 brought about the downfall of the mayor of New York City and led to the end of Tammany Hall's dominance. Vivian Gordon went out before midnight in a velvet dress and mink coat. Her body turned up the next morning in a desolate Bronx park, a dirty clothesline wrapped around her neck. At her stylish Manhattan apartment, detectives discovered notebooks full of names--businessmen, socialites, gangsters. And something else: a letter from an anti-corruption commission established by Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Led by the imperious Judge Samuel Seabury, the commission had uncovered a police conspiracy to frame women as prostitutes. Had Vivian Gordon been executed to bury her secrets? As FDR pressed the police to solve her murder, Judge Seabury pursued the trail of corruption to the top of Gotham's powerful political machine--the infamous Tammany Hall. Michael Wolraich is the author of the critically acclaimed Unreasonable Men (2014) and Blowing Smoke (2010). His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, the Daily Beast, New York magazine, Reuters, and CNN, and he is the founder and editor of dagblog.com.
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Author Readings, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, The Bishop and the Butterfly: Murder, Politics, and the End of the Jazz Age by Michael Wolraich

Lecture | Africa & Byzantium: A Multicultural World (in-person and online)


Andrea Achi is the Mary and Michael Jaharis Associate Curator of Byzantine Art at the Met, and holds a PhD from New York University. Dr. Achi’s scholarship and curatorial practice focus on late antique and Byzantine art of the Mediterranean Basin and Northeast Africa. She has brought this expertise to bear on exhibitions like Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis (2017), The Good Life (2021), and most recently, Africa & Byzantium (2023) at the Met. Michelle Al-Ferzly is Research Associate in the Department of Medieval Art at the Met. She holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, and is a specialist in Islamic art. In addition to her contributions to the Met exhibition Africa & Byzantium, Al-Ferzly has worked on exhibitions at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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Lectures, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Africa & Byzantium: A Multicultural World (in-person and online)

Tour | Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More (online)


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.
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Tours, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More (online)

Discussion | A Conversation with Writer Kerri Arsenault


Kerri Arsenault is a literary critic, co-founding director of The Environmental Storytelling Studio at Brown University; Democracy Fellow at Harvard’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History; fellow at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia; contributing editor at Orion magazine; and author of the award-winning and bestselling book, Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains.
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Discussions, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, A Conversation with Writer Kerri Arsenault

Jazz | Jazz Orchestra Performs the Works of 12-Time Grammy Winner Wayne Shorter


MSM Jazz Orchestra; and Darcy James Argue, Conductor, celebrate the life and legacy of 12-time Grammy Winner Wayne Shorter. Wayne Shorter (1933-2023) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader. Shorter came to mainstream prominence in 1959 upon joining Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, for whom he eventually became the primary composer. In 1964 he joined Miles Davis' Second Great Quintet, and then co-founded the jazz fusion band Weather Report in 1970. He recorded more than 20 albums as a bandleader. Many Shorter compositions have become jazz standards, and his music has earned worldwide recognition, critical praise, and commendation. Shorter won 12 Grammy Awards. The New York Times described Shorter in 2008 as "probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer and a contender for greatest living improviser."
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Concerts, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Jazz Orchestra Performs the Works of 12-Time Grammy Winner Wayne Shorter

Classical Music | Viola Works by J.S. Bach, Bartók, and Hindemith (In Person AND Online)


Jie-Ling Jennie Tang, Viola. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Suite No. 6, BWV 1012 Bartók (1881-1945), Viola Concerto, Op. posth. Hindemith (1895-1963), Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 25, No. 4
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Concerts, February 07, 2024, 02/07/2024, Viola Works by J.S. Bach,&nbsp;Bart&oacute;k, and&nbsp;Hindemith (In Person AND Online)
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