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Tue, January 23, 2018
37 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on January 23, 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 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, 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 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Kundalini Yoga
Tour |
In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” Tours take place at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
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
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City Walks, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Lower East Side Walking Tour
Talk |
This lecture-concert series where we will investigate the history, construction, and repertoire of the instruments of the classical orchestra. From strings to woodwinds, from brass to percussion, from the organ to the conductor who brings it all together. Today's event will focus on the piano and is led by pianist and Turtle Bay Music School master musician-teaching artist Zach Mo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
Free
Talks, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Orchestra 101: Piano
Concert |
After performances in Hamburg, Moscow and Hong Kong, the 2018 Bachauer Competition Preliminary Round continues in New York City with 42 international pianists presenting 30-minute concerts. Schedule: 12-5 pm & 7:30-9:30 pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition - Preliminary Round
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
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Film |
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson. The inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. 119 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Films, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, David Gordon Green's Stronger (2017): Marathon Bomb Victim's Story
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 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, 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 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
This class is designed to help investors focus on their goals, to recognize the potential risks and rewards of different investments, to teach some basic information about different asset types, and to help match individual goals to investment choices. They review useful information sources.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
Free
Workshops, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Investing: What Your Money Can Do for You
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 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, 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 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Ballet Exercise Class for Adults
Lecture |
A lecture with Agata Bareja-Starzynska, Head of the Department of Turkish Studies and Inner Asian Peoples at the University of Warsaw.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
Free
Lectures, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Tibeto-Mongol Relations and the Role of the Lama Zanabazar
Film |
This final episode looks at some of the groundbreaking African American heroes in the years following the Civil Rights movement, up through President Barack Obama. 51 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Films, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Emancipation Road: 1968--Present Heroes of Hope (2014): Documentary
Classical Music |
Corigliano Violin Concerto Competition Finals  4:00PM Jiaying Ding, Piano  8:00PM Ji Yung Lee, Collaborative Piano  8:00PM
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Student Piano Recitals
Lecture |
A talk by John McMillian, Associate Professor of History at Georgia State University, on the role of the underground press in the 1960s, with a focus on coverage of the Columbia student protests of 1968. McMillian is the author of Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America, and co-editor of The Radical Reader and The New Left Revisited.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America
Concert |
Program: György Ligeti Three Pieces for two pianos (1976) Steve Reich Piano Phase (1967) Pierre Boulez Structures I (1952) Eric Huebner and Steven Beck are two of today’s most dynamic and talented new music pianists. The frequent duo of Huebner and Beck display a remarkable rapport, and together they take the stage for a program for two pianos.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Piano Works by Reich, Boulez, Ligeti
Workshop |
New York is one of the most expensive and difficult markets in which to purchase a home, and it doesn’t help that we have some unique types of properties with their own rules. Chirag Mody explores the ways that you can use a mortgage to purchase your dream-home.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Homebuyers Seminar
Workshop |
Artist Susan Te Kahurangi King leads an evening of drawing. Drawing with Susan is a creative drawing workshop where participants come together to be inspired by King’s artwork and draw in a shared space. Materials will be provided; participants are encouraged to bring their personal sketchbooks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Drawing with Susan
Workshop |
Roger Ma discusses all the variables: buying over renting, co-ops vs. condos, etc. Also, he reviews typical financial requirements of buildings and banks. The class will be very open and interactive, so bring your questions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Workshops, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, How to Buy an Apartment in NYC
Film |
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson. About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. 118 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Reginald Hudlin's Marshall (2017): Young Thurgood Marshall
Gallery Talk |
John Yau, Professor of Critical Studies at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, joins Susan York to discuss Susan York: Foundation, the artist's long-term installation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
$5
Gallery Talks, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Artist Talk: Susan York
Author Reading |
In his most recent book, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, poet and critic Kevin Young traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon—the legacy of P.T. Barnum’s “humbug“ culminating with the currency of ”fake news.“ Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, with race being the most insidious American hoax of all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Author Readings, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Kevin Young discusses his book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News
Book Signing |
Artist and colored pencil evangelist Lisa Dinhofer presents everything artists need to know about traditional and contemporary drawing techniques, materials, and color theory in order to master this versatile medium. Colored pencils, an inexpensive, easy-to-use, and mobile medium, are coming of age. More and more artists are discovering the incredible qualities of drawing with colored pencils.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Signings, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Lisa Dinhofer signs copies of her book Mastering Colored Pencil
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: Arch Contemporary Ballet // Sheena Annalise Chris Ferris and Dancers Rachel Thorne
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Dance Works-in-Progress
Talk |
The North American comic strip of the early twentieth century had manifested itself, on many occasions, as a powerful means of transmission of history. In that role, the form of reproduction is a determinant factor since the comic strips were published together with the news of the time and, for that reason, they had an audience of several million readers. Many times the comic strips played the role of showing the public what was happening outside the United States, especially in the years before Pearl Harbor, when American society was more concerned with what was happening within its own borders than with international events. This study shows how an event such as the Spanish Civil War is represented in the comic strips of the late 30’s and how this shows the American society’s position towards this conflict. Speaker Francisco Manuel Sáez de Adana Herrero is Professor at the the Franklin Institute of American Studies of the University of Alcalá in Spain.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Talks, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, The Representation of the Spanish Civil War in North American Comic Strips
Author Reading |
When journalist John Leland set out to meet members of America's fastest-growing age group, he anticipated learning of many challenges. But the elders he met took him in a different direction. Despite disparate circumstances, they each lived with lightness and contentment. This is an enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives. Restrictions apply. Call store details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, John Leland discusses his book Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old
Author Reading |
What exactly is a selfie, and why are they everywhere? Whether you happen upon them online or literally run into people selfie-ing on the street, the selfie is an elusive yet consistent aspect of how people visually communicate today. Millennial Alicia Eler argues in her book that selfies are more than just an image — they are a mirror into how we live today. Part-memoir and written from a queer perspective, ultimately Eler’s book seeks to redefine how our culture looks at millennials.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Alicia Eler discusses her book The Selfie Generation
Author Reading |
King Zeno is a historical thriller exploring murder, music, and madness one hundred years ago in New Orleans
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Nathaniel Rich discusses his novel King Zeno
Book Signing |
John will personalize and sign copies of Rise and Grind, as well as pose for photos with attendees. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Signings, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Daymond John signs copies of his book Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life
Discussion |
Bob Santelli, curator of the centennial exhibition Leonard Bernstein at 100, leads a conversation with Jamie Anne Bernstein, Nina Maria Felicia Bernstein, Alexander Bernstein, and other special guests.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Leonard Bernstein Family Memories
Workshop |
This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Introduction to Meditation
Film |
Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. 141 min. DJ set starts at 5:15pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Films, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman (2017): Comic Book Heroine
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
Free
Comedy Clubs, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, No Name Comedy/Variety Show
Concert |
The acclaimed Focus! festival returns for its 34th season featuring a series of concerts exploring the music of composers in China, including seven new commissions by Chinese composers born after 1980.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, China Today: A Festival of Chinese Composition
Reading |
Founded in 2015 with inaugural curator Alexander Chee, Dear Reader is the monthly writer-in-residence program. In 2017 and heading into 2018, Tin House magazine has been leading the charge, bringing in a steady stream of outstanding authors and thinkers, each of whom spends a night at the hotel, writing a letter to an imagined audience of hotel guests. On a random day the following month, we place said letters in guest rooms. Tonight is the 5th installment of Dear Reader, Live, with readings from some of 2017’s friendly faces and a few surprise guests for good measure. Garnette Cadogan, Jenny Zhang, Jia Tolentino, Christopher Soto, Alexandra Kleeman and Jenna Wortham will be there.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
Free
Readings, January 23, 2018, 01/23/2018, Dear Reader, Live. Number Five.
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