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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 4, 2019?

18 free events take place on January 4 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 January 4 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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Fri, January 4, 2019
18 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on January 4, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc 42nd Annual Three Kings Day Parade
free events nyc Twentieth Century (1934): comedy adapted from a Broadway play
free events nyc Crafting an Elevator Pitch
free events nyc A talk on J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations

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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Fair | Book Giveaway


Get 2019 started off right! Stop by for a book giveaway. Items are first come, first served and include options for children and adults. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, Book Giveaway

Parade | 42nd Annual Three Kings Day Parade


Enjoy live camels, colorful puppets, parrandas, music and dancing on this magical day. In honor of the 42nd anniversary, celebrate the parade’s long trajectory history and roots by honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the Latino community. Immediately after the parade, El Museo will have live music, and free admission. Featuring music by Los Pleneros de la 21, BombaYo, Annette Aguilar & the Stringbeans, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Parades, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, 42nd Annual Three Kings Day Parade

Tour | Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour


A tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, Bach at Noon

Tour | Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour


Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour

Party | Louis Braille Birthday Party


Celebrate Braille and its inventor! Make Braille cards, draw pictures with a Perkins Brailler, play Braille games, compete in a Braille trivia contest and enjoy some Braille candy. Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired. It is traditionally written with embossed paper. Braille users can read computer screens and other electronic supports using refreshable braille displays. They can write braille with the original slate and stylus or type it on a braille writer, such as a portable braille notetaker or computer that prints with a braille embosser. Louis Braille (4 January 1809 - 6 January 1852) was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. His system remains virtually unchanged to this day, and is known worldwide simply as braille.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Partys, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, Louis Braille Birthday Party

Film | Runaway Train (1985): Three time Oscar nominated action drama


Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving. Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy. Starring Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay. 111 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, Runaway Train (1985): Three time Oscar nominated action drama

Film | The Incredibles (2004): Two time Oscar winning animation


A family of undercover superheroes, trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. Director: Brad Bird.  Starring Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter. 115 min. Wireless listening device is needed to hear the film. Please come a few minutes early to borrow one with your library card or State/City identification card. You may use your own headphone.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, The Incredibles (2004): Two time Oscar winning animation

Film | Twentieth Century (1934): comedy adapted from a Broadway play


A flamboyant Broadway impresario who has fallen on hard times tries to get his former lover, now a Hollywood diva, to return and resurrect his failing career. 90 min. Director: Howard Hawks. Starring John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly.  Twentieth Century is considered to be a prototype for the screwball comedy. "Howard Hawks' rapid-fire romantic comedy established the essential ingredients of the screwball – a dizzy dame, a charming, but befuddled, hero, dazzling dialogue, and a dash of slapstick. Its success propelled Lombard into the front ranks of film comediennes. The film was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2011.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, Twentieth Century (1934): comedy adapted from a Broadway play

Lesson | Immigrant Writing Workshop


Free writing classes to inspire immigrants to tell their own immigrant stories. The workshops involve reading, responding to short immigrant narratives, and writing exercises led by experienced teachers. Required reading: The Face: Strangers on a Pier, by Tash Aw (Restless Books, 2016) Classes are conducted in English. Upcoming dates:  Friday, January 11, 2019, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2019, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Book will be provided in class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, Immigrant Writing Workshop

Workshop | Crafting an Elevator Pitch


A proven way to make a positive, professional first impression is with a well-crafted elevator pitch. It communicates your core information quickly and is adaptable to a variety of networking occasions. In addition, the text chosen for an "elevator pitch" can serve as a concise introduction on cover letters, emails -- even for your LinkedIn summary. Sherry Natkow has developed a step-by-step approach for crafting a 25-second "elevator pitch". Learn how to carefully describe "what you do" and effortlessly answer, "So tell me about yourself" with confidence. An elevator pitch is a short description of an idea, product, company, or oneself that explains the concept in a way such that any listener can understand it in a short period of time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:30 pm
Free
Workshops, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, Crafting an Elevator Pitch

Dance Performance | Bodies on the Gears: A Dance Lecture/Performance


Blackness is not monolithic. There are many ways to be Black. There are many diasporas and many stories. Many of these diasporas and stories intersect and intertwine. During the last ten years, African American artists have gained stronger representation in European cultural contexts, often whilst local Afro European histories and peoples remain overlooked and marginalized. When exhibiting and/or performing abroad African American performers encounter these European cultural contexts, and are confronted with viewers who have limited knowledge of local racial discourses, African American history, or Black performance history. This performative lecture by Dr. des. Nana Adusei-Pokuengages deals with the ways in which Black identity is experienced, through an autobiographical collage, which situates itself outside of the middle passage narrative in order to open gateways of relations, which find seldom address in the US American dominant narrative of Blackness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, Bodies on the Gears: A Dance Lecture/Performance

Discussion | A talk on J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations


Legend claims that Johann Sebastian Bach composed his Aria with diverse variations for the humble harpsichordist Johann Goldberg, who played them to sooth and enliven the sleepless nights of an insomniac patron. But Bach’s "Goldberg" Variations are more than a simple set of lullabies; they have in fact captured the imaginations and intellect of generations of musicians, scholars, and even philosophers. An in-depth examination of every brilliant symmetry, virtuoso challenge, and humanity affirming harmony found in Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations. Guided by expert guests, you will compare a wide variety of historic “Goldberg” recordings and arrangements, including rarely heard archival audio from the Library’s vast sound archives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, A talk on J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Comedy Club | Get Down Comedy Show


Kicking off the new year right! Featuring: Subhah Agarwal (COMEDY CENTRAL) Christian Polanco (KEITH AND THE GIRL) Jaqi Furback (VH1) Alexis Guerreros (GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE) Bob Hansen (NEW YORK COMEDY CLUB) Koshin Egal (NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL) and your host, Alex Ryu!
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Comedy Clubs, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, Get Down Comedy Show

Lecture | Prisoners of War: Conceptions, Organizations and Lessons Learned in the British Government, 1914-1922


A lecture by CPT Devon Collins of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, Prisoners of War: Conceptions, Organizations and Lessons Learned in the British Government, 1914-1922

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, January 04, 2019, 01/04/2019, An Evening of Standup Comedy

Dance Performance | CANCELLED!! New York Dance Project: Works by Renowned Choreographers CANCELLED!!


New York Dance Project is a young pre-professional and professional dance company devoted to bridging the gap between student and artist, while preserving the legacy of Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, and fostering a creative space for new and exciting works by renowned choreographers. In 1956 Robert Joffrey (1930 -- 1988) founded The Joffrey Ballet, what is now acknowledged as one of the major international dance companies. Joffrey discovered and introduced innumerable modern dance choreographers to ballet audiences. He was the first American director to present the work of Denmark's Auguste Bournonville, and he was especially noted for his meticulous recreations of the legendary Diaghilev era ballets. Among his many dance affiliations, he was co-president with Bolshoi Ballet director Yuri Grigorovich of the International Dance Committee Gerald Arpino (1923 – 2008) was an American dancer and choreographer. He was co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet and succeeded Robert Joffrey as its artistic director in 1988
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