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Thu, January 11, 2018
35 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on January 11, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.
City Walk |
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
Free
City Walks, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Film |
Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett. Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up. 98 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
Free
Films, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Stanley Donen's Oscar Winner On the Town (1949): 24 Hours in NYC
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Bach at Noon
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 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Film |
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore. The story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso, who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty, and move on with her life. 125 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, James Ivory's Surviving Picasso (1996): Artist's Lover
Classical Music |
An exploration via lute songs about the passing of time and the various emotions that journey evokes--from angst to anticipation, and relief to reflection. These timely songs and lute solos represent works by the greatest Elizabethan composers, including Danyel, Campion, Johnson, Rosseter and Dowland. Described as singing with "an artful simplicity that illuminated the text and beguiled the ear,” mezzo-soprano Barbara Hollinshead studied with Max van Egmond in the Netherlands. She has sung with many of the finest early music groups in eastern North America, including over 20 years of performances with ARTEK. She teaches voice at American University, leads vocal technique workshops for choirs, and acts in the Washington Bach Consort’s school presentations for DC-area third graders. Howard Bass is a lutenist and guitarist who performs regularly with Barbara Hollinshead and Sephardic singer-composer Flory Jagoda. A member of Trio Sefardi, he has also performed and recorded with Hesperus, the Smithsonian Chamber Players, the Folger Consort, and the Baltimore Consort among others. From 1981 to 2011 he was a program producer at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the American Indian.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
Free
Concerts, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Time, Cruell Time! Lute Songs by Hollinshead & Bass
Performance |
The twenty-minute piece is performed for the first time. The work draws on inspiration from Moran’s childhood as a figure skater, notions of cultural competition, and the historic 1988 Winter Olympics, when two leading figure skaters independently chose to skate to Bizet’s Carmen. Moran sings from center-ice as the public skates around her. The performance can be heard on ice as well as on the Deck surrounding the Rink. In order to be on the ice during the performance, please arrive at least twenty minutes before the event begins.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:40 pm
Free
Performances, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Breaking Ice: The Battle of the Carmens: A New Vocal Work Featuring Ice Theatre of New York
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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2:00 pm
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Tours, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Tour |
Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public. Join this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Subway Art Tour
Workshop |
Explore current and historical newspapers and periodicals available online through NYPL
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Genealogical Researching with E-Resources: Periodicals and Newspapers
Workshop |
Discover the the history of stencil art and explore this unique technique through various applications. Learn to design your own stencil patterns thru drawings or photos. By use of a double layer method create images with dimension, color and depth, culminating in a final project expressing the essence of East Harlem. Presented by local artist Brandon Arana.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Workshops, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, An Introduction to Stenciling as an Art Form
Film |
Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Edgar Wright's Baby Driver (2017): Surprise Summer Hit
Film |
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey. When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder. 107 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Fritz Lang's The Woman in the Window (1944): Professor's Big Mistake
Film |
Stars: Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Chris McGinn. A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son. 95 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Luis Prieto's Kidnap (2017): Relentless Mother
Film |
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning. The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. 93 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled (2017): Civil War Drama
Book Reading |
A look at the history of the Bowery, from Native American times to the present. Hosted by author, historian, and native New Yorker Stephen Paul DeVillo, the talk will cover the many reinventions of the historic boulevard from forest to farmland to home of the gangs of New York to cultural and counter-cultural hub. Now, as the Bowery witnesses yet another phase of transformation, DeVillo shares the best, baddest, and most colorful stories its past has to offer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
Free
Book Readings, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Stephen Paul DeVillo discusses his book The Bowery: The Strange History of New York’s Oldest Street
Opening Reception |
The exhibition surveys Walker’s evolving and wide-ranging work from the 1960s through the 1990s and proposes his importance to the photography and art of our time. Embracing and melding abstraction, surrealism, social documentary and street photography, Walker’s work challenges the myth of a singular African-American aesthetic. Each body of work marries transcendental spiritual philosophies with contemporary urban representations of African heritage.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
Free
Opening Receptions, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Photography by Shawn Walker
Opening Reception |
A body of photographic works by Karen Miranda Rivadeneira in the Andean mountains of Ecuador. Rivadeneira explores the relationships between humans and nature through factual and fictional narratives inviting us into a fantastical world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, In the Mouth of the Mountain Jaguar Everybody is a Dancing Hummingbird: Photographic Works by Karen Miranda Rivadeneira
Opening Reception |
A panel of jurors composed of print experts and stakeholders in contemporary art pored over the submissions, and their choices reflect the highly experimental nature of contemporary printmaking, which is wide-ranging in both its content and techniques. Masterful lithographs, etchings, and relief prints are deployed in deeply felt personal narratives, but above all, the artists on view in Edging Forward are tenacious explorers, testing the limits of their field one work at a time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter
Opening Reception |
This exhibit features a unique series of print works depicting the lineage of the Dalai Lamas. According to Tibetan Buddhism, each Dalai Lama is the reincarnation of his predecessors who are the manifestations of Avalokiteshvara, or Chenrezig, the patron saint of Tibet and Bodhisattva of Compassion. Starting with Pema Dorje (1391–1474), the disciple of Tsongkhapa and founder of the Gelugpa school, also known as Gendun Drup, the institution of the Dalai Lamas has played an important role in the development and evolution of Tibet.
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, The Lives of the Dalai Lama: Print Works
Opening Reception |
ASCA celebrates the beginning of its 2nd century. Established in 1917 as the Brooklyn Society of artists, ASCA continues to be a vibrant organization of men and women artists exhibiting together. Anita Adelman Dominick Botticelli Linda Butti Maria de Echevarria Elvira Dimitrij Sondra Gold Gladys Hanft Sachie Hayashi Erin Johnson Erin Karp Richard Karp Fumiko Kitada Frank Mann Leanne Martinson Margo Mead Marie Mutz Sally Pitt Dario Puccini Alan Roland Bonnie Rothchild Joanne Beaule Ruggles Raymond Shanfeld Allan Simpson Mara Szalajda Amie Ilva Tatem Lea Weinberg Doris Wyman
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, American Society of Contemporary Artists: To the Next 100 Years, 1917-2017
Opening Reception |
Nocturne focuses on a selection the Italian photographer’s night photographs, printed in his signature large scale color format. Campigotto is a tireless world traveler, the countries he has photographed in number in the dozens. Across his travels the pictures share a common pursuit of grandiosity in scale. The sites where he most often trains his camera upon are feats of nature or engineering that dwarf the individual.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Luca Campigotto's Nocturne: Photographs
Opening Reception |
Features dozens of works made "in studio" by 14 artists. Art mediums represented in this exhibition include acrylic, collage and mixed media.
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Fountain House Studio Inaugural Show: A Group Exhibiton
Opening Reception |
A group exhibition of artists whose work fervently apprehends the world as a domain of powerful, intransigent, often fickle forces that threaten to destabilize our collective and individual economic, environmental, political and spiritual equilibriums. Encompassing painting, sculpture and photography, are you dead, yet? reveals Horst Ademeit, Jason Eberspeaker, Kahlil Robert Irving and Mira Schor to be nevertheless united by a resonant approach to art, all of them stirred into action by an irrepressible awareness that life is complex and needs to be confronted.
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, are you dead, yet?: A Group Show
Book Reading |
Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes, author of Losing Aaron, and Mindy Lewis, author of Life Inside: A Memoir, read from their work on suicide and survival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, The Dying of the Light: Writers on Suicide
Book Reading |
A galaxy-hopping space adventure about a galactic kingdom bent on control and the young misfit who must find the power within before it’s too late. Restrictions apply.  Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Michael Moreci discusses his book Black Star Renegades
Workshop |
You will benefit from attending if you are just getting started in business or if you are interested in going into business. The program focuses on the fundamentals of federal taxes for people who want to start a small business or for those small business owners who just recently started. You will learn about many topics. Presented by John Sheeley, Private Practitioner and Enrolled Agent for the Internal Revenue Service.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Starting a Small Business
Gallery Talk |
Photographer John Isaac's philosophy is to treat every living thing with respect and awe. "I love every aspect of photography and want to be involved in the whole package: coming up with a concept, hunting around to take the photos, the post production work and making the final print." Referring to his current work, he says, "These abstracts are challenging because I have to really search for the image I'm hoping to capture. I am not in my comfort zone and I am exploring new territories, which is exciting."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, The Art of Seeing
Park Walk |
Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards.  After quickly entering the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. They will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:15 pm
$3
Park Walks, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Central Park Brisk Walk
Lecture |
The Fire Department of New York has a long and storied presence on Roosevelt Island, according to FDNY historian and author Gary R. Urbanowicz. Walk back in time when only one family lived on Blackwell’s Island, (now known as Roosevelt Island) and trace the development of the firefighters’ presence in the island’s community, up to today’s Special Operations Command. Urbanowicz is the author of Badges of the Bravest: A Pictorial History of Fire Departments of New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Lectures, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, The FDNY on Blackwell’s and Welfare Islands
Poetry Reading |
Anastacia-Reneé reads from her latest collection of poems, (v.), published by Gramma Poetry. Joining her will be Nicole Sealey, Mahogany L. Browne, and Brionne Janae. The poems in Anastacia-Renée’s latest book are stories of blackness, of queerness, of womanhood and the combination of all the identities we hold externally and internally that create the tapestry of who we are and who we want to be.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, 4 women poets read their work
Book Reading |
Maud Casey explore the ways mystery and intimacy can be created in fiction as they explore character, image, structure, and the texts that they return to in their own writing practices.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Maud Casey discusses her book The Art of Mystery
Concert |
Playing Cuban roots music straight out of East LA, Changüí Majadero is a blazing five-piece band that has honed a deeply informed and highly personal take on changüí, a surging Afro-Cuban musical tradition that took shape in the late 19th century on the eastern side of the island around Guantanamo. It’s one of the foundational styles that gave birth to son, salsa, and timba, and in the hands of Changüí Majadero the music feels fresh and intoxicating. Founded by vocalist Gabriel García, an expert on Cuban tres guitar, the band features bassist Yosmel Montejo, Norrell Thompson on vocals and guayo (metal scraper), George Ortiz on the low-pitched bongó de monte, and Alfred Ortiz on maracas and vocals.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Changüí Majadero: Cuban Roots Music
Classical Music |
Program: Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4, with violinists Hannah Cho and Carolyn Semes, violists Natalie Loughran and Erin Pitts, and cellists David Bender and Jessica Hong Beethoven's Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, with clarinetist Alec Manasse, bassoonist Joshua Elmore, violinist Njioma Grevious, violist Frida Oliver, cellist Emily Mantone, double bassist Dominic Law, and hornist Lee Cyphers
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, ChamberFest: Beethoven, Schoenberg
Concert |
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Sindy Yang, piano 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Toby Winarto, viola
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 11, 2018, 01/11/2018, Student Recitals
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Play | A fun play about life and death

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