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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 11, 2019?

22 free events take place on Friday, January 11 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 11 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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Fri, January 11, 2019
22 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Friday, January 11, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour
free events nyc Master Class with Grammy Winning Violist
free events nyc A mix of jazz, samba, reggae and more
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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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10:00 am
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Tours, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

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
12:00 pm
Free
Tours, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, 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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12:20 pm
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Concerts, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, 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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12:30 pm
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Tours, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Film | All The President's Men (1976): Four time Oscar winning drama starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford


The Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. 138 min. Director: Alan J. Pakula. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford and Jack Warden. In 2007, the movie was added to the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) list at No. 77. AFI also named it No. 34 on its America's Most Inspiring Movies list and No. 57 on the Top 100 Thrilling Movies. The characters of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein shared the rank of No. 27 (Heroes) on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains list. In 2010, All The President's Men was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Films, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, All The President's Men (1976): Four time Oscar winning drama starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford

Film | Inside Man (2006): An unusual bank robbery by Spike Lee


A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation. 129 min. Starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster. Inside Man premiered in New York on March 20, 2006, before being released in the United States on March 24, 2006. It received positive reviews from critics and earned $184.4 million worldwide against its $45 million production budget. In 2011, it was announced that plans to make Inside Man 2 had been cancelled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, Inside Man (2006): An unusual bank robbery by Spike Lee

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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Tours, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Film | Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979): Romantic comedy adapted from a novel


Charles Richardson is a civil servant in his early 30s, working in the Department of Development, Salt Lake City, Utah, and an impetuous romantic. One day he meets Laura Conley in the filing department of his office and it is love at first sight. Director: Joan Micklin Silver. Starring John Heard, Mary Beth Hurt, Peter Riegert. 92 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979): Romantic comedy adapted from a novel

Film | The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941): Oscar winning fantasy film


A nineteenth-century New Hampshire farmer who makes a pact with Satan for economic success enlists Daniel Webster to extract him from his contract. The film was adapted by Stephen Vincent Benét and Dan Totheroh from Benét's short story, The Devil and Daniel Webster, which is basically a retelling of the Faust legend. The film's director, German-born actor-director William Dieterle, played a featured role in F. W. Murnau's epic silent version of Faust in 1926. 107 min. Starring Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, Jane Darwell. The film won the Academy Award for Best Music. The actor Walter Huston was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941): Oscar winning fantasy film

Film | The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008): A family movie of an alternate world


Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures. Director: Mark Waters. Starring Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, David Strathairn. 96 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 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008): A family movie of an alternate world

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. Book will be provided in class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, Immigrant Writing Workshop

Workshop | Introduction to ancestry database


Learn how to research your family history with the Ancestry Library Edition Database. This database is one of the best genealogical collections available to the public. Researchers can access millions of historical records, including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, and African American and Native American Records. The database includes records from the United States, the U.K., Canada, Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia. Participants will have a chance to conduct their own research.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, Introduction to ancestry database

Reading | Share A Book You Loved: In with the New!


Come and share a book you loved reading or a book you plan to read. What to expect at an Open Book Hour book social: - Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). - Tell what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. - No negative criticism please. - Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. The theme is In with the New! Is there a book that helped you explore or learn something new? Have you discovered a new author you’re dying to talk about? Are you reading the latest bestsellers? Come talk about your favorite new reads! Sign up for booktalking slots begins at 1:45 PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, Share A Book You Loved: In with the New!

Master Class | Master Class with Grammy Winning Violist


Violist Kim Kashkashian received a 2012 Grammy Award in the “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” category for Kurtág and Ligeti: Music for Viola. Kashkashian’s recording, with Robert Levin, of the Brahms Sonatas won the Edison Prize in 1999. Her June 2000 recording of concertos by Bartók, Eötvös and Kurtág won the 2001 Cannes Classical Award for a premiere recording by soloist with orchestra. As a soloist, she has appeared with the great orchestras of Berlin, London, Vienna, Milan, New York, and Cleveland, and in recital at the Metropolitan Museum of New York, Kaufmann Hall, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, as well as in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Frankfurt, Berlin, Paris, Athens, and Tokyo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, Master Class with Grammy Winning Violist

Concert | 3 Folk Music Acts


With: Jon LaDeau Bianka Ndama David Nagler
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, 3 Folk Music Acts

Opening Reception | De Forma: Pairing Design with Visual Art


A group exhibition featuring works by Gotthard Graubner, Gerrit Rietveld, Isamu Noguchi, and Ted Stamm. Utilizing paintings and furniture, the exhibition pairs design with visual art to question the formation of shapes and their metaphorical significance as a means of artistic expression. Gotthard Graubner experiments with color and space to formulate his “cushion paintings,” creating a gravitational pull for the viewer, while Ted Stamm integrates hard edge geometric drawings to illustrate monochromatic and conceptual forms. Gerrit Rietveld and Isamu Noguchi juxtapose the visual artworks with minimalist and organic design, creating accessible objects through geometric compositions. The creation of the works range from 1955 to 1984 and are curated with the intent to embrace shape, color, and space. De Forma enables the viewer to encounter a variety of artists who address an alternate perspective on the function of forms in relation to their spatial surroundings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, De Forma: Pairing Design with Visual Art

Opening Reception | Knotted, Pieced & Wound: Group Exhibition of Fiber Art


This exhibition features contemporary works of fiber art and highlights a diverse range of materials – from found objects to handcrafted textiles and objects. It includes pieces by artists drawing from traditional fiber practices as well as innovative new methods of working with familiar materials.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, Knotted, Pieced & Wound: Group Exhibition of Fiber Art

Opening Reception | Peer2Pickle: The Problem of Food Waste


The exhibition tackles the issue of food waste, a growing problem that governments and corporations find little incentive to act upon. In an effort to confront this situation, Peer2Pickle will reformat and transform apexart’s space into a durational workshop, peer learning venue, and an ephemeral factory. Working between Asia, Europe and North America, four artists will utilize disused organic matter from nearby markets as well as other sources, transforming those materials into products with an extended shelf life and a new economy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, Peer2Pickle: The Problem of Food Waste

Book Discussion | The Sweet Flypaper of Life: The Legendary Photo-Literary Book


The legendary photo-literary book by Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes, The Sweet Flypaper of Life has been republished after 35 years. The wife of DeCarava, Sherry Turner DeCarava, will speak at on this occasion. This magnificent photographic-literary work was published to great acclaim in 1955. It is a story of people, peril, and promise in Harlem that is unique in the canon of visual literature. Out of print for over 35 years, a new edition has just been published. In The Sweet Flypaper of Life, the reader encounters teenagers around a jukebox, children at an open fire hydrant, people riding the subway alone at night, a party in the neighbor's apartment... This renowned book created by artist Roy DeCarava and writer Langston Hughes honors in words and photographs what the authors saw, knew and felt deeply about life in Harlem. The work has influenced and inspired several generations of artists. Sherry DeCarava -- art historian, curator, and wife of Roy until his death -- will talk about the unconventional collaboration and the legacy of the book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, The Sweet Flypaper of Life: The Legendary Photo-Literary Book

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 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, An Evening of Standup Comedy

Jazz | A mix of jazz, samba, reggae and more


Jazz flutist Chip Shelton's varied repertoire of originals and standards effortlessly incorporate straight-ahead-jazz, samba, afro-cuban, reggae, soul, and more. Chip Shelton utilizes the entire flute family from the tiny piccolo, Bb flute, concert flute in C, alto flute, bass flute, (the five-foot) contra-bass flute to the end-blown flute (custom fitted so it can be played in a saxophone position), and ethnic wood flutes. His performances incorporate multi-instrumental diversity, elements of vocal expression, and body expression/dance to resurrect the type of pulsating drive and audience participation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 11, 2019, 01/11/2019, A mix of jazz, samba, reggae and more
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