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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 8, 2019?

27 free events take place on Tuesday, January 8 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 8 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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Tue, January 8, 2019
27 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
free events nyc Fiddler On The Roof (1971): Three time Oscar winning musical by Norman Jewison
free events nyc Intro to the Arts: An Evening for Beginners
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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 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Zumba Jumpstart

Workshop | Resume Help


Applying for a job? Update your resume, or even start from sratch. Learn how to craft a resume that will help you land that interview.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Resume Help

Film | Searching (2018): Father searching for his daughter


After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. 102 min. Director: Aneesh Chaganty. Starring John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee. Searching is the first mainstream Hollywood thriller headlined by an Asian-American actor. The film was a financial and critical success, grossing over $75 million worldwide against a $1 million budget and receiving praise for its direction, acting, unique visual presentation and unpredictable storyline.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Searching (2018): Father searching for his daughter

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen


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 David Hofstra, Bass. Doors open at 11:45 am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen

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
12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Public Speaking


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. A continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, this program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided. Public speaking (also called oratory or oration) is the process or act of performing a good speech to a live audience. This type of speech is deliberately structured with three general purposes: to inform, to persuade and to entertain. Public speaking is seen traditionally as part of the art of persuasion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshops, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Public Speaking

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank 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 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Workshop | Career Resources


Explore job/career resources available at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) and other public sites; find industry and career advice, resume guides and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
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Workshops, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Career Resources

Film | Fiddler On The Roof (1971): Three time Oscar winning musical by Norman Jewison


In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village. Starring Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey. 181 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
2:00 pm
Free
Films, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Fiddler On The Roof (1971): Three time Oscar winning musical by Norman Jewison

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 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Adult Colormania Club

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 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

Author Reading | Curating Live Arts: Critical Perspectives, Essays, and Conversations on Theory and Practice


Following a major 2014 conference on curating performance at Université du Québec à Montréal, Berghahn Books has published an exciting new book anthology, edited by Dena Davida, Marc Pronovost, Véronique Hudon, and Jane Gabriels. Curating Live Arts brings together innovative essays from international theorist-practitioners to pose vital questions, propose future visions, and survey the landscape of this rapidly evolving discipline. This is a conversation with the book’s editors and selected contributors, followed by a reception to celebrate the publication.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Curating Live Arts: Critical Perspectives, Essays, and Conversations on Theory and Practice

Master Class | Master class with a Jazz Saxophonist


Saxophonist Ben van Gelder is also a composer with a contemporary view. Peers and critics alike praise him for his unique sound and originality as a writer and improviser. His music is rooted in tradition but is distinguished by a unique blend of “lyricism, energy, grace and rhythm.” He has played or recorded with many contemporary jazz luminaries including David Binney, Ambrose Akinmusire, Nasheet Waits, Mark Turner, Aaron Parks, John Escreet, Ben Street, Thomas Morgan and Rodney Green.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Master class with a Jazz Saxophonist

Master Class | Master class with Grammy winning trumpeter


Five-time Grammy winner, Terence Blanchard is also an accomplished composer of film scores and soundtracks, operas, and Broadway scores. He serves or has served as artistic director of several important entities, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s jazz series; the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, and the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami. Blanchard mentored several musicians in his bands who have gone on to have significant recording careers of their own including Lionel Loueke, Aaron Parks, Kendrick Scott and one of his current band members Fabian Almazan).As a leader and co-leader (significantly four albums early in his career with fellow Crescent City artist, saxophonist Donald Harrison), Blanchard has recorded more than 30 albums that often defied genres, yet were still critically acclaimed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Master class with Grammy winning trumpeter

Dance Performance | Manifest X: A Dance Lecture/Performance


Jackson Polys, supported by a host of proxies in a multimedia lecture performance, targets the irresolvable internal contradictions formed by desiring indigeniety. Jackson lives and works between Alaska and New York. His work examines the limits and viability of desires for indigenous growth. He began carving with his father and had solo exhibitions at the Alaska State Museum and the Anchorage Museum before receiving a BA in Art History and Visual Arts, and an MFA in Visual Arts, both from Columbia University. He taught at Columbia (2016-17), and was advisor to Indigenous New York with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. Jackson received a 2017 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Mentor Artist Fellowship. His individual and collaborative works reside in collections of the Burke Museum, Cities of Ketchikan and Saxman, Field Museum, and the Übersee Museum-Bremen, and have appeared at Artists Space, Hercules Art/Studio Program, James Gallery, Ketchikan Museums, Microscope Gallery, and the Sundance Film Festival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Manifest X: A Dance Lecture/Performance

Workshop | Perler Beads Workshop


Let your imagination run with wild and have fun with Perler Beads. Ever, just bring yourself. Perler beads (as known as Hama beads or Nabbi beads) are plastic fusible beads. These colorful beads are usually arranged on plastic pegboards to form patterns and then fused together with a clothes iron. They can also be strung into necklaces, woven into keychains, or even assembled into three-dimensional decors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Perler Beads Workshop

Film | Three Colors: Blue (1993): First of the trilogy by Kieslowski


A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. Starring Juliette Binoche, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy. 98 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Three Colors: Blue (1993): First of the trilogy by Kieslowski

Author Reading | We, The Sovereign


Professor and author Gianpaolo Baiocchi will discuss his latest book We, the Sovereign. "What does it mean for the people to actually rule? Formal democracy is an empty and cynical shell, while the nationalist Right claims to advance its anti-democratic project in the name of ‘the People’. How can the Left respond in a way that is true to both its radical egalitarianism and its desire to transform the real world? In this book, Gianpaolo Baiocchi argues that the only answer is a radical utopia of popular self-rule. This means that the ‘people’ who rule must be understood as a demos that is totally open, inclusive and egalitarian, constantly expanding its boundaries. But it also means that sovereignty must be absolute, possessing total power over all relevant decisions that impact the conditions of life. Only, he argues, by a process of explosive and creative tension between this radical view of the ‘we’ and an absolute idea of the ‘sovereign’ can we transform our approach to political parties and state institutions and make them instruments of total emancipation.
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Author Readings, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, We, The Sovereign

Opening Reception | Monumental Practice: Studies for an Artist's Last Major Project


A significant group of works by American artist Charles White (1918–1979). On view for the first time since the 1970s will be four monumentally scaled ink-and-charcoal drawings made by the artist as studies for the figures in his mural "Mary McLeod Bethune," completed in 1978 for the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, as well as related preparatory works and ephemera documenting the project—White’s last major artistic endeavor during his lifetime. Charles White was an American artist known for his chronicling of African American related subjects in paintings and murals. White's best known work is "The Contribution of the Negro to American Democracy," a mural at Hampton University. In 2018, the centenary year of his birth, the first major retrospective exhibition of his work was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Monumental Practice: Studies for an Artist's Last Major Project

Opening Reception | Sonic Albers: Art's Relationship to Music and Sound


An exhibition that examines artist Josef Albers’s relationship to music, musical imagery, and sonic phenomena. Organized in collaboration with The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, the show will provide a far-reaching look at this underexplored facet of the artist’s practice. It will feature a wide selection of paintings, glassworks, drawings, and ephemera from throughout Albers’s career, including a number of the album covers he designed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Josef Albers(1888–1976) was born in Bottrop, Germany, and studied briefly at the Königliche Bayerische Akademie der Bildenden Kunst, Munich, in 1919 before becoming a student at the Weimar Bauhaus in 1920.. In 1933, he and Anni Albers emigrated to North Carolina, where they founded the art department at Black Mountain College. His work was featured in a major exhibition organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1964 that traveled to twenty-two venues in the United States and Latin America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Sonic Albers: Art's Relationship to Music and Sound

Workshop | Intro to the Arts: An Evening for Beginners


Channel your inner artist at the Winter Open House and enjoy an evening filled with dance performances, food tastings, private music lessons, art, jewelry, and ceramics demonstrations and much more. This is a great opportunity to meet the staff, tour new music facilities and art studios, and get help selecting the perfect class. Including: Hands-on Activities & Demonstrations Fine Art & Design: Watercolor (demo); Handmade Scarf (demo); Figure Drawing Suminagashi Paper Marbling; Press-less Printmaking Jewelry: Beading; Wax Carving (demo); Intro to Gold (demo); Polymer Clay (demo); Torch Fired Enamel (demo) Ceramics: Handbuilding (demo); Throwing/Wheel (demo) Music: Guitar, Piano, and Voice private lessons. Instruments will be provided. Continuing Education: Floral Arranging; Stand-up Comedy; Healthy Holiday Desserts; Italian cultural Experience (includes a history lesson and tasting) Dance: 6:30-8 pm: Ballet for Beginners (demo/class observation) 7-8 pm: Tap for Absolute Beginners (demo/class observation) Schedule of Dance Performances: 7-7:15 pm: Salsa Performance & Demonstration 7:15-7:30 pm: So We Think You Can Dance / Giveaway 7:30-7:45 pm: Student Tap Ensemble Performance 7:45-8 pm: So We Think You Can Dance / Giveaway
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Workshops, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Intro to the Arts: An Evening for Beginners

Author Reading | Crave: A Memoir of Food and Longing


A person can crave a perfect steak in the same way that she can crave a perfect family. In Crave, Christine O’Brien tells the story of how her mother, forty years before the demand for raw juices and smoothies spawned a mini-industry, put the family on the Program, a blended vegetable regime to which she demanded total adherence. Her mission: the purification of her children’s bodies, minds and souls.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Crave: A Memoir of Food and Longing

Author Reading | The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington


Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, Brad Meltzer's book tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


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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Workshops, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Introduction to Meditation

Comedy Club | No Name's Super Storytellaz Edition


New York's best established and emerging authors and storytellers including Robin Bady, Terri Mintz and Carla Katz
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Comedy Clubs, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, No Name's Super Storytellaz Edition

Comedy Club | Broadwalk Comedy Show


A weekly stand-up comedy show in the East Village that showcases some of the best comics the city has to offer. This week’s comedians: Josh Johnson (Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) Nimesh Patel (SNL) Molly Austin (Comedy Central) Petey DeAbreu (Comedy Central) Ayo Edibiri (The Rundown w/ Robin Thede) Patrick Monahan (What a Time podcast)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, Broadwalk Comedy Show
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Musical | Love story in the time of war

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Classical Music | Chorus and orchestra perform Samuel Barber and more

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