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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 5, 2019?

25 free events take place on Saturday, January 5 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 5 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!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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Sat, January 5, 2019
25 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Saturday, January 5, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Tëmikèkw: Grandmothers of Indigenous Theater
free events nyc J.S.Bach's Goldberg Variations
free events nyc Design a Life You Love Living!
free events nyc The Untold History of the United States (2012): A Documentary by Oliver Stone
free events nyc Energizing Your Career in the New Year

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 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | Roosevelt House Public Tour


Roosevelt House - the landmark former double townhouse of Franklin, Eleanor and Sara Delano Roosevelt, and now owned by Hunter College - offers visitors a chance to get closer to a family as unique as the city they inhabited, and to explore the private spaces where some of the most iconic public policy of the 20th century was shaped. Hear about FDR's rise to the presidency after his struggle with polio, Eleanor's activism for civil rights and human rights, and Sara's support for interracial and interfaith initiatives. Hear the voices of the Roosevelts and their visitors, and see Roosevelt memorabilia, photographs, and documents. Start times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm. ·
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Roosevelt House Public Tour

Workshop | Braille Study Group


Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Braille Study Group

City Walk | Rockaway Walk


9 miles, moderate pace, with some ups and downs. The trails of Floyd Bennett Field. Cross Marine Parkway Bridge to the Rockaways; explore Fort Tilden, Battery Harris and Jacob Riis Park. Bring lunch/water. Rain/snow cancels. Call to confirm evenings before 10 P.M.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:35 am
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City Walks, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Rockaway Walk

Workshop | 2019 Business Plan Competition Orientation


The New York Public Library is proud to announce the 10th Annual New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition for New York-based startup entrepreneurs – win up to $15,000 to start your business. The orientation will start you off by giving you the basics of the competition. Attending one orientation session is the first requirement of the competition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, 2019 Business Plan Competition Orientation

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 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

Lecture | Care, Kinship, and the Realness of Lands’ Overflows into the Celestial


Speaker Karen Recollet is an assistant professor in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. Recollet's research explores Indigenous performance, youth studies, hip-hop, feminism and gender studies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Care, Kinship, and the Realness of Lands’ Overflows into the Celestial

Festival | Tëmikèkw: Grandmothers of Indigenous Theater


This event honors leaders and grandmothers of Indigenous theater: Muriel Miguel, Gloria Miguel, and Deborah Ratelle of Spiderwoman Theater and Diane Fraher of Amerinda. The afternoon welcomes First Nations artists, Indigenous arts leaders, and allies from Australia, Canada, and the United States. All are welcome to join in this afternoon of exchange, performance offerings, and feast.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free
Festivals, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Tëmikèkw: Grandmothers of Indigenous Theater

Film | Spider-Man Homecoming: (2017): Web-Slinging Adventure with Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr.


Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City. Director: Jon Watts. In February 2015, Marvel Studios and Sony reached a deal to share the character rights of Spider-Man, integrating the character into the established MCU ( Marvel Cinematic Universe). Homecoming grossed over $880 million worldwide, making it the second-most successful Spider-Man film and the sixth-highest-grossing film of 2017. A sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home, is scheduled to be released on July 5, 2019. 133 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Spider-Man Homecoming: (2017): Web-Slinging Adventure with Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr.

Classical Music | J.S.Bach's Goldberg Variations


“Prepared for the soul’s delight of all music lovers…” That is how Johann Sebastian Bach inscribed the title page of his “Goldberg” Variations. This idea surely resonated in the spirit of Jerome Robbins, when he choreographed his own ballet masterwork set to Bach’s “Goldberg.” The New York Classical Players present Dmitry Sitkovetsky's string trio transcription of Bach’s “Goldberg" Variations, accompanied by a digital collage of Jerome Robbins’ original paintings, sketches, and photographs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, J.S.Bach's Goldberg Variations

Film | Crazy Rich Asians (2018): Romantic comedy based on a bestseller


This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. Director: Jon M. Chu. Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh. 120 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Crazy Rich Asians (2018): Romantic comedy based on a bestseller

Film | Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018): Musical with Meryl Streep


Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past. 114 min. Director: Ol Parker. Starring Lily James, Amanda Seyfried. It is a follow-up to the 2008 film Mamma Mia!, which in turn is based on the musical of the same name using the music of ABBA. Filming took place from August to December 2017 in Croatia, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Stockholm, Oxford and at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England. The film has been a box office success, grossing over $393 million worldwide and received generally positive reviews, with critics praising the performances and musical numbers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018): Musical with Meryl Streep

Film | Rear Window (1954): 4 time Oscar nominated suspense by Alfred Hitchcock


A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey. 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Rear Window (1954): 4 time Oscar nominated suspense by Alfred Hitchcock

Screening | The Untold History of the United States (2012): A Documentary by Oliver Stone


Re-examination of under-reported events in American history by the Oscar winning filmmaker. The screening of “Johnson, Nixon & Vietnam: Reversal of Fortune,” Chapter 7 will be held. In chapter 7 the hellish nature of the Vietnam War causes the Amerian public to see the limits of modern military power, when faced with thick jungles and guerrilla style warfare. Richard Nixon's administration shows its true methods and causes deep introspection in the American political atmosphere. 120 min. Starring: Alan Shearman, Jim Ward. The ten-part series is supplemented by a 750-page companion book, The Untold History of the United States, also written by Stone and Kuznick, released on Oct 30, 2012 by Simon & Schuster. The series has been said to be reminiscent of the famed British Thames Television series The World at War (1973–74). With the exception of an on-camera introduction and conclusion by Oliver Stone, the series contains no interview subjects. Instead, each episode consists of archival material: stock film, photographs, video and audio recordings, computer generated maps and diagrams, clips from fictional movies, and Stone's voiceover narration. Historical quotations and writings from various figures are read by voice actors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Screenings, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, The Untold History of the United States (2012): A Documentary by Oliver Stone

Workshop | Adult Colormania Club


If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try the new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Materials will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Adult Colormania Club

Concert | CANCELLED***Experimental Soundscapes with Hints of Folk and Hip-Hop***CANCELLED


***THIS EVENT HAD BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN*** Artist Nicholas Galanin performs experimental songs and soundscapes that include hints of folk and hip-hop with his band Indian Agent. Historically, the Indian Agent was a post filled with settlers appointed by the colonial U.S. government to control indigenous populations. These non-indigenous Indian Agents managed and enforced oppression of indigenous civilization throughout Turtle Island. The Indian Agent once oversaw the rape, murder and brainwashing, of minds, bodies, souls, land and culture in the name of the United States of America. This true history of the Indian Agent is intentionally shrouded in mystery along with truths about the spread of the sickness known as manifest destiny.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, CANCELLED***Experimental Soundscapes with Hints of Folk and Hip-Hop***CANCELLED

Workshop | Creative Writing Class


Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Creative Writing Class

Workshop | Design a Life You Love Living!


Speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, will help you define, design and experience the life of your dreams. Turn your greatest possibility into your reality!
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Workshops, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Design a Life You Love Living!

Open Mike | Poetry, short stories, songs and more


An evening of poetry, short stories, and songs in an Open Mic-setting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Open Mikes, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Poetry, short stories, songs and more

Opening Reception | Revolution Starts at Home: Tangible Paintings


Chelsea Gibson paints very tangible portraits of people and objects in their homes. From this stems a deeper, reflexive awareness of the performance of living that defines "home" as a state of harmony-as the alignment of person, place, object, and time. Whether in her own home or someone else's, Gibson's portraits and still lives express feelings of loss and love, empathy, and acceptance of the human condition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Revolution Starts at Home: Tangible Paintings

Opening Reception | Untitled: Self-Portaits of Comfortable Despair


Untitled is a series of self-portraits borne through the artist’s internal processing of his naturalization as an American citizen and subsequently what it means being a queer black man in America. Vulnerable, naked, hanging and white-washed with eyes open, communicating (to those willing to truly see him) a sense of quiet almost comfortable despair. Ricardo Horatio Nelson is a Jamaican born queer artist in self-imposed asylum in New York. A fashion and portrait photographer, he uses the medium as a way of studying, looking, and perceiving his subjects' humanity to cultivate an environment of empathy which embraces the vulnerability of the human experience, opening the pathway to understand his own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Untitled: Self-Portaits of Comfortable Despair

Workshop | Energizing Your Career in the New Year


Feeling in a bit of a career rut? Not quite sure how to jumpstart your career or switch to the one that really embraces your passions and strengths? Start the new year by joining Certified Life/Career Coach and Television Packaging Agent Jim Arnoff for this highly interactive workshop that gives you the insider's take on recharging your career and truly embracing your strengths, skills, and passions. Learn how to maximize your options, get clarity about your career direction, and breakthrough the walls that have been holding you back. Through one-on-one and group coaching, gain the tools to see possibilities beyond where you are now and get recharged for 2019!
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Workshops, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Energizing Your Career in the New Year

Open Mike | Poetry reading


Poets reading their favorite poems.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Open Mikes, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Poetry reading

Classical Music | Afternoon Organ Meditations


Forty-five minute organ meditations celebrating the diverse repertoire of the pipe organ. The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. Takes place every Saturday and Sunday from September 9, 2018 to May 26, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Afternoon Organ Meditations

Museums | Museum Programs of Art, Performance, and Participation for All


At this monthly event, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment, including dynamic performances and participatory experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Museum Programs of Art, Performance, and Participation for All
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Musical | Love story in the time of war

Regular Price: $52.25
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Classical Music | Chorus and orchestra perform Samuel Barber and more

Regular Price: $80
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