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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on February 12, 2024?

21 free events take place on Monday, February 12 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 12 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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21 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, February 12, 2024

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free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
free events nyc Orpheus (1950), with Jean Marais, directed by Jean Cocteau
free events nyc Works by J.S. Bach, Dvorak, and More for Wind Quintet
        

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 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, 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 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Book Discussion | The Shadow Docket: How the Supreme Court Uses Stealth Rulings to Amass Power and Undermine the Republic


Stephen Vladeck on his latest book which sounds the alarm about how the U.S. Supreme Court has dramatically expanded the use of the behind-the scenes "shadow docket" since 2017. In doing so, it makes decisions affecting millions of Americans without public hearings or explanation. The court's conservative majority has used these secret decisions to allow restrictive voting laws, bans on abortion, and to curtail immigration policies and COVID vaccine mandates.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, The Shadow Docket: How the Supreme Court Uses Stealth Rulings to Amass Power and Undermine the Republic

Talk | Poet Discusses Her Craft (online)


Omotara James is the author of the poetry collection, Song of My Softening, (Alice James, 2024). James’ poems appear in print and digital journals, including the Poetry Foundation, The Nation, BOMB Magazine, Paris Review and Literary Hub.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, Poet Discusses Her Craft (online)

Talk | On Being a Sketch: Trans/Queer Juvenilia & the Aesthetics of De-Formation


This talk offers a reflection on two experimental trans/queer collaborations: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore’s early illustrated volume, Vues et Visions (1919), and Tomas Cali’s short film, L’Esquisse (The Sketch, 2023). At stake in these works is an act of shared coming out—an exposure that is at once a taking shape and a coming undone. Speaker Hannah Freed-Thall is Associate Professor of French Literature, Thought, and Culture at NYU.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, On Being a Sketch: Trans/Queer Juvenilia & the Aesthetics of De-Formation

Concert | A Celebration of Queer Music for Saxophone


Paul Cohen, Director.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, A Celebration of Queer Music for Saxophone

Other | World History Trivia


Think you know World History? Come test your knowledge and join the Live Trivia Hour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Orpheus (1950), with Jean Marais, directed by Jean Cocteau


At the Cafe des Poetes in Paris, a fight breaks out between the poet Orphee and a group of resentful upstarts. A rival poet, Cegeste, is killed, and a mysterious princess insists on taking Orpheus and the body away in her Rolls-Royce. Orphee soon finds himself in the underworld, where the Princess announces that she is, in fact, Death. Orpheus escapes in the car back to the land of the living, only to become obsessed with the car radio. Director: Jean Cocteau Cast: Jean Marais, Francois Perier, Maria Casares, Marie Dea Jean Marais was a French actor, film director, theatre director, painter, sculptor, visual artist, writer and photographer. He performed in over 100 films and was the muse and lover of acclaimed director Jean Cocteau. In 1996, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his contributions to French cinema. Jean Cocteau was a French poet, playwright, novelist, designer, filmmaker, visual artist and critic. He was one of the foremost artists of the surrealist, avant-garde, and Dadaist movements and an influential figure in early 20th century art. The National Observer suggested that, "of the artistic generation whose daring gave birth to Twentieth Century Art, Cocteau came closest to being a Renaissance man."
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Films, February 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, Orpheus (1950), with Jean Marais, directed by Jean Cocteau

Film | The Holly (2022): Gangs and Gentrification in Denver


This documentary goes deep inside a gentrifying community in Denver, where a shooting case involving an activist becomes a window into the political machinations of urban development and the city's gang activity. Director: Julian Rubinstein 103 min. The screening will be followed by a conversation with film director Julian Rubinstein, activist Terrance Roberts, and CBS Assistant Professor of International Journalism Nina Alvarez.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, The Holly (2022): Gangs and Gentrification in Denver

Classical Music | Performance and Readings Celebrating the Composer Marga Richter


Eric Sedgwick and Michael Skelly, piano; Kelly Guerra, mezzo-soprano, perform the works of Marga Richter (1926-2020) . As the first woman to earn a master's degree in composition from the Juilliard School, composer Marga Richterwas a trailblazer for female composers and for all young composers of her time. Her music was performed by such artists as Jessye Norman, Menachem Pressler, and Daniel Heifetz, and symphony orchestras throughout the United States. She was also a co-founder of the Long Island Composers' Alliance and an early member of the League of Women Composers, and New York Women Composers. Registration required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, Performance and Readings Celebrating the Composer Marga Richter

Book Discussion | I Heard Her Call My Name: A Memoir of Transition


Lucy Sante celebrates the launch of her new memoir. An iconic writer’s lapidary memoir of a life spent pursuing a dream of artistic truth while evading the truth of her own gender identity, until, finally, she turned to face who she really was For a long time, Lucy Sante felt unsure of her place. Born in Belgium, the only child of conservative working-class Catholic parents who transplanted their little family to the United States, she felt at home only when she moved to New York City in the early 1970s and found her people among a band of fellow bohemians. Some would die young, to drugs and AIDS, and some would become jarringly famous. Sante flirted with both fates, on her way to building an estimable career as a writer. But she still felt like her life a performance. She was presenting a façade, even to herself. Sante’s memoir braids together two threads of personal narrative: the arc of her life, and her recent step-by-step transition to a place of inner and outer alignment. Sante brings a loving irony to her account of her unsteady first steps; there was much she found she still needed to learn about being a woman after some sixty years cloaked in a man’s identity, in a man’s world. A marvel of grace and empathy, I Heard Her Call My Name parses with great sensitivity many issues that touch our lives deeply, of gender identity and far beyond.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, I Heard Her Call My Name: A Memoir of Transition

Book Discussion | The New Brownies’ Book by Karida L. Brown and Charly Palmer


Join an evening exploring The New Brownies' Book with its creators scholar Karida L. Brown and award-winning artist Charly Palmer, and invited guests. The New Brownies’ Book reimagines the very first publication created for African American children in 1920. The conversation will be moderated by sculptor and visual arts instructor M. Scott Johnson. In 1920, W. E. B. Du Bois and the founders of the NAACP published The Brownies’ Book: A Monthly Magazine for Children of the Sun, which included art, stories, letters, and activities to inspire children, share Black history, and celebrate their identities. As the first periodical for African American youth, this was an important work in the history of children’s literature. The New Brownies’ Book revives its mission to inspire the young readers of today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, The New Brownies&rsquo; Book by&nbsp;Karida L. Brown and Charly Palmer

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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Book Discussion | The Road from Belhaven: A 19th-Century Woman with Second Sight


From author Margot Livesy, a novel about a young woman whose gift of second sight complicates her coming of age in late-nineteenth-century Scotland.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Club | Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite by Suki Kim (online)


Suki Kim's moving and incalculably rare glimpse of life in the world's most unknowable country, a haunting account of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign   Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but gradually Suki Kim, too, learns the tune and, without noticing, begins to hum it. It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, the students sent to construction fields—except for the 270 students at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), a walled compound where portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il look on impassively from the walls of every room, and where Suki has gone undercover as a missionary and a teacher. Over the next six months, she will eat three meals a day with her young charges and struggle to teach them English, all under the watchful eye of the regime.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, February 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite&nbsp;by&nbsp;Suki Kim (online)

Talk | Artist Talk: Under My Skin (online)


Babs Reingold's discusses her exhibition Under My Skin in an interview by curator, writer and art advisor Mark Ormond. Reingold creates sculptures, drawings and installations, focusing on the environment, poverty and beauty.
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Master Class | Violin Master Class


Violin Master Class with Mihaela Martin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, Violin Master Class

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach, Dvorak, and More for Wind Quintet


Dorian Wind Quintet: Gretchen Pusch, flute; Roni Gal-Ed, oboe; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Adrian Morejon, bassoon; Karl Kramer-Johansen, horn. Program J. S. Bach (1685-1750), Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 539 ("Fiddle Fugue") Dvo??k (1841-1904), String Quartet No. 14, Op. 105 Jessica Meyer (b. 1974), Avenue of the Giants Karl Kramer-Johansen, Tuna Rap
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Concerts, February 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, Works by J.S. Bach, Dvorak, and More for Wind Quintet

Book Discussion | Big Fiction: How Conglomeration Changed the Publishing Industry and American Literature


Dan Sinykin's book is a riveting whodunnit about who and what changed the postwar book business in America, where today only five houses control 80 percent of what gets published. In dozens of portraits of famous authors, agents, and behind-the-scenes players, Dan Sinykin explores the corporate logic behind the star system which made possible the careers of everyone from Cormac McCarthy and David Foster Wallace to the recent writers of autofiction, a genre in which the author is both subject and star. Ultimately, he argues, what gets into bookstore windows and on critics’ Top 10 lists, and into readers’ hands, is more calculated than we’d like to think.
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Book Discussions, February 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, Big Fiction: How Conglomeration Changed the Publishing Industry and American Literature

Classical Music | Flute Works by Mozart and More (In Person AND Online)


Yidi Wang, Flute. Program Pierre Sancan (1916-2008), Sonatine for Flute and Piano Mozart (1756-1791), Flute Quartet in D Major, K.285 Frank Martin (1890-1974), Ballade for Flute and Piano César Franck (1822-1890), Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major
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Concerts, February 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, Flute Works by Mozart and More&nbsp;(In Person AND Online)

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach, Debussy, and More for Harp (In Person AND Online)


Renée Emiko Murphy, Harp. Program Marcel Tournier (1879-1951), Sonatine, Op. 30 J.S. Bach (1685-1750), “Fugue” from Violin Sonata No. 1, BWV 1001 Eric Schmidt (b. 1955), Etude No. 6 for Harp Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008), Bagatelles for Harp Fauré (1845-1924), Impromptu, Op. 86 Debussy (1862-1918), Danse sacrée et danse profane
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Concerts, February 12, 2024, 02/12/2024, Works by&nbsp;J.S. Bach,&nbsp;Debussy, and More for Harp&nbsp;(In Person AND Online)
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