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Tue, January 16, 2018
26 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on January 16, 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
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City Walks, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Workshop |
Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Workshops, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Kundalini Yoga
City Walk |
The former slum district of NYC’s Lower East Side is one of the most iconic and historically significant neighborhoods in the world. Even though times have changed, this one time immigrant haven still boasts the character and charm of yore — if you know where to look. This unique walking tour compares images and stories of yesterday with today and offers unparalleled insight into the evolution of a neighborhood now popular for its trendy boutiques, hotels and restaurants.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
City Walks, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Lower East Side Walking Tour
Jazz |
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Film |
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris. A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. 121 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Films, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Darren Aronofsky's Mother! (2017): A Woman's Weird Reality
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 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Bach at Noon
Workshop |
Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. This program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshops, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Public Speaking Workshop
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 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Lunchtime Meditation
Park Walk |
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Workshop |
Here’s your chance to experience the ballerina in each of us. Learn basic ballet steps and experience the joy of dancing in a class that combines ballet and exercise specifically for older adults. You’ll have fun as you dance and see for yourself the benefits of ballet for good balance, agility and grace. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun.  Come for the whole month or just drop in. No experience necessary.   About the instructor: Jennifer Grambs, trained in both ballet and exercise for older adults, will show you how ballet helps us feel fit, not only in class, but everyday as we travel the sidewalks of New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Ballet Exercise Class for Adults
Film |
Stars: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson. A young girl discovers surfing and love (in that order) during one transitive summer. 95 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Paul Wendkos' Gidget (1959): Beach Frolics
Classical Music |
Jiaxin Min, Piano  4:00PM Dariya Barlybayeva, Viola  8:00PM
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Student Recitals
Opening Reception |
An exhibition of work presented by BFA Visual and Critical Studies.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Bubble Wrap: A Student Show
Opening Reception |
Ike Morgan (b. 1958) is a self-taught artist from Austin, Texas who spends almost every waking moment creating. He began his artistic career while being treated for schizophrenia as a long-term patient at the Austin State Hospital, where he created thousands of haunting works using found materials, cardboard, and paper. As he often says, painting and drawing “ help to pass the time away.” Morgan routinely sources subject matter from found printed materials and photography. Early on at the hospital, he found a book of United States Presidents which informed the core of his output. Additionally, he produces surreal interpretations of the Mona Lisa, stylized depictions of Santa Claus and religious icons, erotic works based on Playboy and Penthouse centerfolds, and colorful works based on nature books and Dr. Seuss stories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, History Lession: Photography and More by Ike Morgan
Opening Reception |
Scissors are among the most ancient human tools and just about every museum counts a pair or two among their treasures. Most everyone over the age of five owns a pair of these everyday artifacts, but collector Harley J. Spiller has taken things a step further, assembling a collection of close to a thousand different scissors representing a wide range of design, innovative function, and style. Collection highlights include a five-foot tall pair of hand-carved wooden scissors, four-bladed Korean kitchen shears (with cleaning brush), dozens of miniature and anthropomorphic scissors, and bronze seed-cracking scissors, the only pair that opens from the top. This month, our Gallery Annex hosts a sampling of items from the archive as part of our month-long partnership with Outsider Art Fair.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Opening Receptions, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Shear Joy: Scissors from the Collection of Harley J. Spiller
Book Discussion |
Discuss Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Living with his grandparents and sister on a Gulf Coast farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his mother's addictions and his grandmother's cancer before the release of his father from prison prompts a road trip of danger and hope.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Library Book Group
Author Reading |
The Accusation by Bandi is believed to be the first piece of dissident fiction ever smuggled out of North Korea. Writers, activists, and musicians mark its paperback publication with readings, performances, and conversation. Featuring: - Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko and finalist for the 2017 National Book Award, and acclaimed translator and author Heinz Insu Fenkl reading from The Accusation. -- Musical performance with composer Theo Popov from his opera in progress inspired by the Bandi story “City of Specters” (libretto by Tony Asaro). -- Conversation with activist Do Hee-yun, who helped smuggle Bandi’s manuscript out of North Korea.   There is possibly no book in the world quite like The Accusation. Written in secret by an apparently disillusioned North Korean professional state writer and smuggled out of the country hidden inside a copy of The Collected Works of Kim Il-Sung, it depicts in stark, intimate detail the terrifying realities of life under the institutionalized misery and paranoia of the regime.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Author Readings, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, The Accusation: Dissident Fiction From North Korea
Author Reading |
From one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, the hashtag that turned into a movement and global network, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele will be in conversation with Akiba Solomon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Author Readings, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Patrisse Khan-Cullors discusses her book When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
Discussion |
The fourth gathering in this year's L.A.B. series revolving around the term "relation." This discussion brings together Jonathan Gardenhire and Carolyn Lazard, artists included in the upcoming exhibition A Recollection. Predicated. (on view January 19–February 10, 2018) with artist-curator Tiona Nekkia McClodden for a special conversation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Relation: A Discussion
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Benedikte Esperi Vanessa Long Valerie Green/Dance Entropy
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Dance Works-in-Progress
Author Reading |
In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Women’s March, this gorgeously designed full-color book offers an unprecedented, front-row seat to one of the most galvanizing movements in American history, with exclusive interviews with Women’s March organizers, never-before-seen photographs, and essays by feminist activists. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Cindy Leive discusses his book Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World
Author Reading |
Notes from the Playground is a carefully selected anthology of thirty essays by the curator, academic and writer, Richard Flood. This new collection of his written work from over the past 40 years reveals an original and rigorous connection to the world of ideas and beauty and the critical and aesthetic experience of our present times. Drawing from his broad knowledge of history, cinema, literature, poetry, design and architecture, Flood’s writings combine the autobiographical with the theoretical, presenting an intimate understanding of renowned contemporary artists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Richard Flood discusses his book Notes from the Playground
Discussion |
Exploring the relationship between Outsider Art environments and contemporary art installations, The Raw and the Cooked considers the similarities and differences in these highly imaginative realms. Taking OAF’s Curated Space project related to the visionary environment Pasaquan as the point of departure, the panel discussion presents the polished perspective of two exhibiting artists, who are actively engaged in creating public and installation art, and two exceptional art professionals, who are at the forefront of appreciating and preserving the passionate enterprises of under-recognized, self-taught artists. The evening will be moderated by Paul Laster, New York Desk Editor at ArtAsiaPacific and a Contributing Editor at Whitehot Magazine for Contemporary Art and artBahrain, and a frequent contributor to Time Out New York, GARAGE Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Galerie Magazine, Observer and Cultured Magazine. He recently co-curated (with Renée Riccardo) the exhibition “Maker, Maker,” a group show of contemporary works that blurred the boundary between fine art and craft, at the Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York. The panel will include multimedia artist Saya Woolfalk, Karen Patterson (Curator, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin), Michael McFalls (Director of Pasaquan and Professor, Columbus State University, Georgia), and multidisciplinary artist Ellen Harvey.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, The Raw and the Cooked: An Outsider Art Fair 2018 Panel Talk
Comedy Club |
According to producer Eric Vetter, some of NYC's best established and emerging comics, storytellers, writers and performers try out new material followed up by the open stage-- the place where anyone can get up and do anything.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, No Name Comedy/Variety Show
Concert |
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Chia-Chin Wu, piano 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  Julie Nah Kyung Lee, flute
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 16, 2018, 01/16/2018, Student Recitals
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Classical Music | Orchestral works by European composers

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Classical Music | Chamber music by Chopin, Villa-Lobos and more

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