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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 8, 2018?

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 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! 23 free events take place on January 8 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out January 8 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 January . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

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 one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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Mon, January 8, 2018
23 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on January 8, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

City Walk | Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour


This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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City Walks, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

Tour | Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour


New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour

Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour


You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Film | Hallie Meyers-Shyer's Home Again (2017): 3 New Roomates


Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen. Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her. 97 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Films, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Hallie Meyers-Shyer's Home Again (2017): 3 New Roomates

Talk | Employment Outlook from 2018 Into 2026


Lisa Boily of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics discusses the employment outlook and the latest edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook.  Learn how to effectively manage your job search or your career in transition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Talks, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Employment Outlook from 2018 Into 2026

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Film | François Truffaut's Jules and Jim (1962): Classic French Cinema


Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. 105 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Films, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, François Truffaut's Jules and Jim (1962): Classic French Cinema

Lecture | The Fate of Bulgarian Jews During the Holocaust


In 1943, Bulgaria complied with German demands and deported nearly 11,400 Jews from occupied territories in northern Greece and Yugoslavia (Macedonia). At the same time, Bulgaria successfully resisted repeated German pressures to deport the 50,000 Jews living in Bulgaria. Dr. Joseph Benatov will offer an overview of the facts surrounding these historical events and will focus on the conflicting opinions about the role played by King Boris III, church officials, and politicians in the rescue of Bulgaria’s Jewish population. Dr. Benatov will also discuss the international debate over the way in which this historical moment should be interpreted, remembered, and commemorated. Dr. Joseph Benatov teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and is the recipient of the 2017 Fred and Ellen Lewis / JDC Archives Fellowship.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Lectures, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, The Fate of Bulgarian Jews During the Holocaust

Workshop | Finding Inner Peace and Calmness through Meditation


Renate Lanotte, longtime meditator, leads this deep and engaging meditation workshop.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Finding Inner Peace and Calmness through Meditation

Film | Harmon Jones' The Kid from Left Field (1953): Sports Comedy


Stars: Dan Dailey, Anne Bancroft, Billy Chapin. A baseball team makes a boy the youngest manager on record. 80 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Harmon Jones' The Kid from Left Field (1953): Sports Comedy

Workshop | Who's the King? Chess


All ages are welcome. Play a game of chess.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Who's the King? Chess

Film | David Leitch's Atomic Blonde (2017): Cold War Spy Thriller


Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman. An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. 115 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, David Leitch's Atomic Blonde (2017): Cold War Spy Thriller

Classical Music | ChamberFest: Brahms, Bax, Corigliano


Program: John Corigliano's Chiaroscuro, with pianists Anna Han and Yijia Wang Arnold Bax's Piano Quintet No. 1 in G Minor, GP 167, with violinists Sein An and Sophia Steger, violist Isabella Bignasca, cellist Jenny Bahk, and pianist Siyumeng Wang Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60, with violinist Byungchan Lee, violist Elijah Spies, cellist Jonathan Lien, and pianist Chaeyoung Park
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, ChamberFest: Brahms, Bax, Corigliano

Workshop | Body Blast: Dance and Sculpt


Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Body Blast: Dance and Sculpt

Opening Reception | 2 Exhibitions: The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal / Baya: Woman of Algiers


The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the first U.S. museum exhibition to present the extraordinary drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spain, 1852–1934), the father of modern neuroscience. Cajal’s astonishing depictions of the brain—which combine cutting-edge scientific knowledge with consummate draftsmanship—offer much greater clarity than photographs, so much so that they are still in wide use today. Baya: Woman of Algiers is the first North American exhibition of works by the self-taught Algerian artist Baya Mahieddine (1931–1998). Known as Baya, she was born in Bordj el-Kiffan and orphaned at age five. Encouraged by her adoptive French mother to pursue art, she began as an adolescent to paint gouaches and make ceramics. Her work was soon discovered by fabled gallerist Aimé Maeght who, along with André Breton, organized an exhibition in Paris in 1947.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, 2 Exhibitions: The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal / Baya: Woman of Algiers

Film | Ben Stiller's Reality Bites (1994): Gen X Grads


Stars: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo. A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston. 99 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Ben Stiller's Reality Bites (1994): Gen X Grads

Performance | Shakespeare Redress: Joe Papp’s Naked Hamlet from 1968


Fifty years ago: the Vietnam War raged; Laugh-In debuted; students protested at Howard and Harvard; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King were assassinated. In New York City, Joe Papp, the restless, young champion of free Shakespeare for all, responded to the angst of the nation with a radical reinvention of Hamlet. Papp said his “production aimed radioactive iridium 192 at the nineteenth-century Hamlet statue, and by gamma ray shadowgraphing [discovered] the veins of the living original, buried under accumulated layers of reverential varnish.” Performing to a rock score by Hair composer Galt MacDermot, all actors were, in fact, fully clothed, but the traditions and pretentions of past generations were stripped off. The Shakespeare Society excavates Naked Hamlet from archives, with an evening of re-constructed scenes, photos, rarely heard recordings, and recitations from Papp’s personal papers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Performances, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Shakespeare Redress: Joe Papp’s Naked Hamlet from 1968

Author Reading | Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses her book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment


From the enslavement of Blacks and the conquest of Native America, to the arsenal of institutions that constitute the “gun lobby,” Loaded presents a people’s history of the Second Amendment, as seen through the lens of those who have been most targeted by guns: people of color. Meticulously researched and thought-provoking throughout, this is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the historical connections between racism and gun violence in the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses her book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment

Staged Reading | Readings of New Plays


Writers will share new works in progress.  Presented by InViolet Theater Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Readings of New Plays

Concert | yMusic & Gabriel Kahane: Genre-Bending Sounds


Program Andrew Norman Music in Circles Timo Andres Safe Travels Gabriella Smith Maré Robert Sirota Epimethius Paul Simon, arr. Gabriel Kahane Train in the Distance Original works by Gabriel Kahane, including selections from Craigslistlieder and From the Union Dead yMusic: Rob Moose, violin / Nadia Sirota, viola / Gabriel Cabezas, cello / Alex Sopp, flutes / CJ Camerieri, trumpet / Hideaki Aomori, clarinet Gabriel Kahane, vocals, piano, and guitar The genre-bending ensemble yMusic—“at the forefront of a rapidly changing performance culture” (New York Times)—joins with composer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane ("needs to be heard" - NPR) for a performance of their latest projects, both separately and together. yMusic performs new works by Gabriella Smith, Robert Sirota and Gabriel Kahane, along with music by Andrew Norman and Timo Andres; Kahane performs original songs, including several together with (and selected by) yMusic. Hear how Kahane has combined "art-song and pop-ballad conventions into something new and entrancing" (New York Times).  
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, yMusic & Gabriel Kahane: Genre-Bending Sounds

Classical Music | ChamberFest: Dvořák, Dutilleux, Debussy, Fauré


Program: Dutilleux's Les Citations, diptych for mixed ensemble featuring oboist Pablo O'Connell, double bassist Janice Gho, percussionist Tyler Cunningham, and harpsichordist Anastasia Magamedova Philip Lasser's setting of Debussy and Fauré songs for voice and chamber ensemble, Vieux Amis - Nouveaux Costumes (Old Friends in New Clothes). Performing Lasser's piece will be sopranos Kelsey Lauritano (Fauré songs) and Onadek Winan (Debussy songs), flutist Yejin Choi, clarinetist Phillip Solomon, violinist Ji Soo Choi, violist Meagan Turner, cellist Minji Won, percussionist Leo Simon, and pianist Arthur Williford Dvořák's Serenade for Winds, Cello, and Double Bass, Op. 44, with oboists Lucian Avalon and Ryan Roberts, clarinetists Sam Boutris and Wonchan Doh, bassoonist Jonathan Gibbons and an additional bassoonist (tba), hornists Cort Roberts, David Alexander, and William Loveless, cellist Lucia Ticho, and double bassist Alex Bicard
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, ChamberFest: Dvořák, Dutilleux, Debussy, Fauré

Dance Performance | Experiments in Dance


A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join Movement Research Artists-In-Residence and international guests each season in performing at the historic Judson Memorial Church. Featuring: Beth Graczyk lily bo shapiro STAYCEE PEARL dance project Anna Westberg      
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Dance Performances, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Experiments in Dance

Concert | Singers Space


Hosted by D'Ambrose Boyd with David Pearl at the piano. Where New York's finest professional and aspiring singers come to sing their favorites and hear their peers perform before an intimate audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Concerts, January 08, 2018, 01/08/2018, Singers Space
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Musical | Love story in the time of war

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Play | A drama written by a bestselling author

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