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35 free events take place on Tuesday, February 13 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 13 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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35 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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free events nyc Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More
free events nyc Anti-Judaism, Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism: Adaptations of Jew-Hatred Throughout the Ages (online)
free events nyc Works by Beethoven for Cello and Piano
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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 13, 2024, 02/13/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Master Class | Violin Master Class


Violin Master Class with Nurit Bar-Josef, Concertmaster at the National Symphony Orchestra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 13, 2024, 02/13/2024, Violin Master Class

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.
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Tour | Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More


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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 13, 2024, 02/13/2024, Garment District Tour: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More

Lecture | Anti-Judaism, Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism: Adaptations of Jew-Hatred Throughout the Ages (online)


A talk by Dr. Marc Neugroschel, freelance journalist; lecturer, Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center, Jerusalem, Israel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 13, 2024, 02/13/2024, Anti-Judaism, Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism: Adaptations of Jew-Hatred Throughout the Ages (online)

Book Discussion | The Annual Banquet of the Gravediggers’ Guild: A Novel of Contemporary French Agrarian Life


To research his thesis on contemporary agrarian life, anthropology student David Mazon moves from Paris to La Pierre-Saint-Christophe, a village in the marshlands of western France. Determined to understand the essence of the local culture, the intrepid young scholar scurries around restlessly on his moped to interview residents. But what David doesn’t yet know is that here, in this seemingly ordinary place, once the stage for wars and revolutions, Death leads a dance: when one thing perishes, the Wheel of Life recycles its soul and hurls it back into the world as microbe, human, or wild animal, sometimes in the past, sometimes in the future. And once a year, Death and the living observe a temporary truce during a gargantuan three-day feast where gravediggers gorge themselves on food, drink, and language. Author Mathias Énard will discuss his book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 13, 2024, 02/13/2024, The Annual Banquet of the Gravediggers&rsquo; Guild: A Novel of Contemporary French Agrarian Life

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 13, 2024, 02/13/2024, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Classical Music | Organ Concert at a Church


Michael Stefanek, organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 13, 2024, 02/13/2024, Organ Concert at a Church

Film | Coming to America (1988) with Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and James Earl Jones


Prince Akeem is the prince of a wealthy African country and wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America accompanied by his persnickety sidekick, Semmi, to find his queen. Disguised as a foreign student working in fast food, he romances Lisa, but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his king father. Director: John Landis Cast: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Shari Headley Eddie Murphy is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He shot to fame on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which he was a regular cast member from 1980 to 1984. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest comedians of all time. Murphy received a Grammy Award and an Emmy Award. In 2015, Murphy was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and in 2023 the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award. Arsenio Hall is an American comedian, actor, and talk show host. He hosted the late-night talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show, from 1989 until 1994, and again from 2013 to 2014. James Earl Jones is an American actor. Over his career, he has received three Tony Awards, two Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Award. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1985. He was honored with the National Medal of Arts in 1992, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2002, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2009 and the Honorary Academy Award in 2011.
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Films, February 13, 2024, 02/13/2024, Coming to America (1988) with&nbsp;Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and James Earl Jones

Book Discussion | Corey Fah Does Social Mobility: A Novel of Radical Queer Survival (online)


Isabel Waidner's novel that celebrates radical queer survival and gleefully takes a hammer to false notions of success. This is the story of Corey Fah, a writer who has hit the literary jackpot: their novel has just won the prize for the Fictionalization of Social Evils. But the actual trophy, and with it the funds, hovers peskily out of reach.
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Book Discussions, February 13, 2024, 02/13/2024, Corey Fah Does Social Mobility: A Novel of Radical Queer Survival (online)

Discussion | Climate Change and Children's Health: Challenges and Solutions (online)


With Samantha Ahdoot, MD and Frederica P. Perera, DrPH, PhD, and Stephanie Lee, MD, MPH, FAAP. Moderated by Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, PhD.
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Discussion | Into the Storm: Climate Change and Children's Health (online)


A discussion with Samantha Ahdoot, MD and Frederica P. Perera, DrPH, PhD, moderated by Stephanie Lee, MD, MPH, FAAP.
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Discussion | A Conversation with the Director of the New Museum (in-person and online)


Lisa Phillips has been the Toby Devan Lewis Director of the New Museum since 1999. During her tenure she has dramatically expanded the museum, its board, staff, attendance and budget, and continues to diversify its leadership and audience. Phillips spearheaded and realized the Museum’s first dedicated building (2007) designed by the leading architects SANAA, who subsequently won the Pritzker Prize. In so doing, she established the museum as a top international cultural destination with a critically acclaimed exhibition program rivaling the best in the world. Phillips also co-founded NEW INC (2014), the first museum-led incubator for cultural creatives. She is currently leading a second building expansion by OMA/Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas.
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Workshop | Drop-In Chess


Play the popular strategy game while getting pointers and advice from an expert. Chess improves concentration, problem solving, and strategic planning -- plus it's fun. For ages 5 and up (adults welcome).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Cardio Dance


This creative and fun workout fuses dance and aerobics to improve cardio fitness and tone the body. Instructor: Masayo Kado
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Book Discussion | Castro to Christopher: Gay Streets of America 1979-1986


Nicholas Blair discusses his book of photogrpahs with Jim Farber and Jack Gray.
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Book Discussion | Cocktails with George and Martha: Movies, Marriage, and the Making of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'


Philip Gefter reveals the deliciously entertaining history of the iconic play and film Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and how two iconic stars changed the image of marriage forever. In conversation with film critic Dana Stevens. From its debut in 1962, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was a wild success and a cultural lightning rod. The play transpires over one long, boozy night, laying bare the lies, compromises, and scalding love that have sustained a middle-aged couple through decades of marriage. It scandalized critics but magnetized audiences. Across 644 sold-out Broadway performances, the drama demolished the wall between what could and couldn't be said on the American stage and marked a definitive end to the I Love Lucy 1950s. Then, Hollywood took a colossal gamble on Albee's sophisticated play-and won. Costarring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the sensational 1966 film minted first-time director Mike Nichols as industry royalty and won five Oscars. How this scorching play became a movie classic-surviving censorship attempts, its director's inexperience, and its stars' own tumultuous marriage-is one of the most riveting stories in all of cinema. Now, acclaimed author Philip Gefter tells that story in full for the first time, tracing Woolf from its hushed origins in Greenwich Village's bohemian enclave, through its tormented production process, to its explosion onto screens across America and a permanent place in the canon of cinematic marriages. This deliciously entertaining book explores how two couples-one fictional, one all too real-forced a nation to confront its most deeply held myths about relationships, sex, family, and, against all odds, love.
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Book Discussions, February 13, 2024, 02/13/2024, Cocktails with George and Martha: Movies, Marriage, and the Making of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

Book Discussion | The Dean of New Things: Bridging Change to CUNY and New York City


John Mogulescu uses the story of his unusual career to consider how change—difficult but necessary—can happen in higher education. He and his team created two innovative colleges and dozens of programs that dramatically increased student success. Offering useful object lessons, The Dean of New Things illustrates how colleges and universities can define their mission far more broadly and argues that they should. Doing so will demand of university leaders something they often advocate but may be hard-pressed to achieve—innovation and change.  
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Workshop | CANCELLED: Play bridge in a stress-free environment


One of the most popular card games of the last century, bridge is still enjoyed by professional and amateur players alike today - and now you can stop by and enjoy it too! Bring your bridge partner, or you will be matched up with someone to play as a pair. There will be instructions and the chance to observe players, making this a perfect event for beginners looking to learn how to play bridge.
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Workshop | Cardio Dance


This creative and fun workout fuses dance and aerobics to improve cardio fitness and tone the body. Instructor: Masayo Kado
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Discussion | What If the Economy Worked for Democracy?


A discussion by leading scholars who bring their expertise in law, economics, classics, and political science to bear on this pressing question during a time of great uncertainty.  Bridging traditional divisions that separate academic disciplines, this vital conversation will explore structural forces undermining shared prosperity, tradeoffs inherent in economic policymaking, and pathways to a more just and inclusive economy, focusing on preserving and promoting political economy for democracy. Speakers include Columbia University President Minouche Shafik and Professors Ira Katznelson (Columbia), Amy Kapczynski (Yale), Josiah Ober (Stanford), and James Robinson (University of Chicago). All who are interested in the connection between scholarly innovation, equitable growth, and constitutional government are encouraged to attend.
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Discussions, February 13, 2024, 02/13/2024, What If the Economy Worked for Democracy?

Classical Music | Works by Beethoven for Cello and Piano


Jay Campbell, cello; Conrad Tao, piano. Program Beethoven (1770-1827), Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, No. 1 Beethoven (1770-1827), Cello Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102, No. 2 Sit onstage and enjoy a free drink during these hour-long weeknight Pop-Up Concerts, and mingle with the musicians and fellow concertgoers after the show.
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Concerts, February 13, 2024, 02/13/2024, Works by Beethoven for Cello and Piano

Book Discussion | Fourteen Days, with Stories by  R.L. Stine, Angie Cruz, Mira Jacob, and More


R.L. Stine, Angie Cruz, and Mira Jacob, will all be in attendance to talk about their contributions to the new Author's Guild title, Fourteen Days, edited by Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston. Books will be available for purchase, and the authors will be holding a booksigning session after the author talk!
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Book Discussion | Plastic: Immersed in a Virtual World


Scott Guild's  surreal, hilarious, and sneakily profound debut novel that casts our current climate of gun violence and environmental destruction in a surprising new mold. Erin is a plastic girl living in a plastic world. Every day she eats a breakfast of boiled chicken, then conveys her articulated body to Tablet Town, where she sells other figurines Smartbodies: wearable tech that allows full, physical immersion in a virtual world, a refuge from real life’s brutal wars, oppressive governmental monitoring, and omnipresent eco-terrorist insurgency. If you cut her, she will not bleed—but she and her fellow figurines can still be cracked or blown apart by gunfire or bombs, or crumble away from nuclear fallout. Erin, who's lost her father, sister, and the love of her life, certainly knows plenty about death.
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Discussion | The Worlds of Chuck Bowdish: Exhibition Discussion (in-person and online)


A panel discussion moderated by curator Kara Carmack will be held in conjunction with the exhibition The Worlds of Chuck Bowdish. Artists Sasha Chermayeff, Ernie Sandidge, and Lisa Steiner will be in conversation about the life and work of Chuck Bowdish.
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Discussion | Contemporary Theater by Italians of African Descent: The Playwrights, the Stories, the Challenges


A panel discussion and reading of excerpts of plays by Italians of African descent. Featuring: Nalini Vidoolah Mootoosamy, playwright, The Foreigner's Smile Margherita Laera, translator, University of Kent Elena Bellina, NYU Isabella Livorni, NYU Laura Caparrotti, Artistic Director, KIT - Kairos Italy Theater
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Discussions, February 13, 2024, 02/13/2024, Contemporary Theater by Italians of African Descent: The Playwrights, the Stories, the Challenges

Talk | From Warhola to Warhol: A Transformation


James Warhola, nephew to pop artist Andy Warhol, will discuss the enigma that was his uncle. Warhola, an accomplished artist and illustrator, will discuss not only his career but his uncle’s rise from an awkward kid from the smokey depths of Pittsburgh to one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
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Tour | Love at the Tenement Tour (online)


Be it romantic love, friendship, or neighborly love, people forged strong connections in our historic tenement buildings. This event is a special Valentine’s Day program where we’ll take a closer look at stories of love, exploring aspects of relationships – courtship, matchmaking, and marriage – as our former tenants would have experienced and the way we learn about these connections through what we find (or don’t find) in historical records.
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Discussion | Remembering Bayard Rustin


During his 60-year career as an activist and organizer, Bayard Rustin formulated many of the strategies of the civil rights movement and organized the seminal 1963 March on Washington. In honor of Black History Month, and the release of a Netflix film and several books on Rustin, this is a special panel with Walter Nagele, Rustin's partner, along with a screening and discussion of Rustin's life and legacy.
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Discussions, February 13, 2024, 02/13/2024, Remembering Bayard Rustin

Film | The Gravedigger's Wife (2021): Struggling to Keep the Family Together


In times of misfortune, Guled and his family have to push themselves to the limits in order to reunite with their family. Director: Khadar Ayderus Ahmed Stars: Omar Abdi, Yasmin Warsame, Kadar Abdoul-Aziz Ibrahim 82 min.  
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Jazz | Belonging: The Sound and Meaning of Community, with Grammy Winner Arturo O'Farrill


With his music, his work as educator and administrator and his impassioned advocacy, multiple Grammy-winning pianist, composer and bandleader Arturo O’Farrill has long fostered a new understanding of our shared musical roots and the place of culture in our world today. The clearest expression of those values is Belongó (formerly the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance), of which is founding artistic director. O’Farrill will present an exclusive small-ensemble performance. Following the music, he and the series curator, journalist Larry Blumenfeld will join with some of New York City’s most dynamic cultural and community organizers including artist and activist Taina Traverso and CEO/Artistic Director of Harlem Stage Patricia Cruz, to discuss how creativity, excellence and purposeful engagement bind and uplift us all.  
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Classical Music | Organ Works by J.S. Bach, Liszt, and More


Felix Hell, Organ. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, BWV 552 Jehan Alain (1911-1940), Trois Danses Florence Price (1887-1953), Retrospection Liszt (1811-1886), Fantasy and Fugue on "Ad Nos Ad Salutarem Undam"
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Concerts, February 13, 2024, 02/13/2024, Organ Works by J.S. Bach, Liszt, and More

Talk | Photographer Talk


A talk with photographer Stefan Falke, who works for corporate and editorial clients. Falke’s personal projects resulted in three acclaimed photo books: Moko Jumbies: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad, LA FRONTERA: Artists along the US Mexican Border and Keep Going New York !!. These projects were shown in over twenty solo exhibitions at art institutions and prestigious photo festivals like Photoville in New York, Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, Triennale Der Photographie in Hamburg and Xposure Photo Festival in Sharjah, UAE (2024).
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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
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Classical Music | Woodwind Concert


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