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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 12, 2019?

25 free events take place on Saturday, January 12 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 12 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 12, 2019
25 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Saturday, January 12, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc How to Manage Your Money to Create the Life You Want
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free events nyc A Thousand Clowns (1965): a film adaptation of a Broadway play
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Birdwatching | The New York City Naturalist Club: Eagle Watch


Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles. In the winter, many raptors—birds of prey—tend to fly further south to New York City in search of food. Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, they encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Birdwatchings, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, The New York City Naturalist Club: Eagle Watch

Lecture | Mental Health First Aid Training


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking public education program which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course, which uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect persons to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches about the risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Lectures, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Mental Health First Aid Training

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
10:00 am
Free
Tours, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Volunteer Fair


Do you want to make a difference? Find out how you can! Meet non-profit organizations in the neighborhood. Learn what they do and how you can be an important part of that work. Get information or make a commitment on the spot!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Volunteer Fair

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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Workshops, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Braille Study Group

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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12:00 pm
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Tours, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

Lecture | How to Manage Your Money to Create the Life You Want


No matter where you are in your financial life, everyone needs a budget. Martisha Patterson offers tips on how to manage your money to create the life you want. Martisha Patterson is a Certified Financial Planner ™ and a Senior Relationship Manager for the Family Office Services group at BNYM Wealth Management in New York City. She joined the firm in 1999. In this role she works directly with family offices, ultra-high net worth clientele and their advisors in servicing their wealth management needs. As a CFP®, she works with individuals as a financial planner to meet their financial goals through budgeting, retirement investing, education funding, insurance, and estate planning. Martisha received a bachelor’s degree from Pace University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Lectures, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, How to Manage Your Money to Create the Life You Want

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 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Workshop | The Writer's Room


Would you like feedback on your writing? Do you have an idea, but don't know how to get started? Sign up for a 20-minute session with an experienced writer and editor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, The Writer's Room

Film | A Thousand Clowns (1965): a film adaptation of a Broadway play


A free-living New Yorker fights to retain custody of his nephew. 117 min. Director: Fred Coe. Starring Jason Robards, Jr. and Barry Gord.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, A Thousand Clowns (1965): a film adaptation of a Broadway play

Film | BlacKkKlansman (2018): Comedy crime by Spike Lee


Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier. 135 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, BlacKkKlansman (2018): Comedy crime by Spike Lee

Film | Ocean`s 8 (2018) with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway: an all-female heist


Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. Director: Gary Ross. 110 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Ocean`s 8 (2018) with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway: an all-female heist

Film | Salt of the Earth (1954): Written by an Oscar winning screenwriter


Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph. 94 min. Director: Herbert J. Biberman. Starring Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer. In neorealist style, the producers and director used actual miners and their families as actors in the film. In 1992 the Library of Congress selected Salt of the Earth for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Salt of the Earth (1954): Written by an Oscar winning screenwriter

Film | Same Kind of Different As Me (2017): Life changing experience


International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives. 119 min. Director: Michael Carney. Starring Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou. The movie is based on the 2006 book of the same name by Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent. Same Kind of Different As Me is the feature directorial debut of director Michael Carney.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Same Kind of Different As Me (2017): Life changing experience

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 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Adult Colormania Club

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 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Creative Writing Class

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 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Creative Writing Class

Film | Documentary: Ain't Nobody's Business (1977): interviews with prostitutes


This examination of prostitution includes interviews with prostitutes, a member of the police vice squad and Margo St. James, an activist in the fight for women's rights. It includes footage from the First World Meeting of Prostitutes. 52 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Documentary: Ain't Nobody's Business (1977): interviews with prostitutes

Workshop | Goal Setting: Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever


Research suggests that setting and making progress on goals that are important to you is a key determinant of sustainable happiness. Speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, will help you create a core set of meaningful, realistic goals for the New Year. In this workshop, you will: • Celebrate key accomplishments in the past year • Clarify key elements of the life you would love living in 2019 • Identify a few meaningful goals based on your values • Create a roadmap for achieving them • Learn simple strategies and tools for maintaining momentum • Understand why New Year’s Resolutions don’t work!
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Workshops, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Goal Setting: Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever

Workshop | High-Energy Dance Classes for Families


An afternoon of fun and family-friendly activities in Harlem. Children and adults are invited to participate in exciting, high-energy dance classes, enjoy a performance by the Celebration Team, and learn more about the mission to bring the highest quality arts education programming to children. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Workshops, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, High-Energy Dance Classes for Families

Workshop | Sketch Session


Experiment with different drawing techniques as you take a closer look at works on view in the exhibiton Posing Modernity. Materials will be provided; no previous drawing experience required. All are welcome. Start times: 2pm, 4pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Sketch Session

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 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Afternoon Organ Meditations

Concert | Celebrating Portugal: A Musical Journey with an Award-Winning Pianist


Discover Portugal through a musical journey of lively, interactive, improvised piano with “I Will Play Your Soul” by multi-award winning pianist, composer and producer Renato Diz. Born in Porto, Portugal, Renato studied classical piano exclusively for 12 years, under the tutelage of Dr. Rui Pintão, at Fundação Conservatório Regional de Gaia. A chance encounter with jazz at a concert by pianist and composer Carlos Azevedo introduced him to the world of improvised music and he decided to pursue his studies in this art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:45 pm
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Concerts, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Celebrating Portugal: A Musical Journey with an Award-Winning Pianist

Opening Reception | Assignments and Earlier Works: Exploring Colors, Forms and Relationships


Although truth and beauty are often considered, these works of acrylic paint and scotchlite film on aluminum panels by Edwin Schlossberg have been created to assign active engagement with both. One by exploring colors, forms and relationships that suggest new ways of seeing and the other that suggest ways of acting. The tension between the two is intended to create contemplation followed by inspiration and hopefully followed by action.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, Assignments and Earlier Works: Exploring Colors, Forms and Relationships

Opening Reception | For a Different Future: Shades of Blue


Brooklyn-based artist Abdolreza Aminlari’s solo exhibition is a specially designed installation in shades of blue featuring five large works on paper and a series consisting of smaller works that are available based on the wages equivalent to one day’s work. Exploring the intersection of contemporary craft and social practice, Aminlari employs geometry and abstraction with a rhythmic intensity matched by ideas surrounding the transnational dissemination and intercultural reception of embroidery, the color blue, and labor. Inspired by a trip to Porto, Portugal, Aminlari discovered the unmistakable Persian influences of blue, the interlocking curvilinear, geometric, and floral motifs used in the Azulejo tiles (painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, ordinary houses, schools, restaurants, bars, etc.). Encountering the tiles Aminlari felt a full-circle-effect transcendent of time and place. Returning to New York, Aminlari’s multi-layered process began with coats of blue gouache, followed by meticulously hand-stitching geometric shapes, in colored and 24-karat gold vintage Japanese metallic threads, onto the painted paper. The works are matted and framed in blues and hang in a blue gallery. Abdolreza Aminlara (b. 1979, Tehran) lives and works in Brooklyn. His work has been nationally and Internationally exhibited, including Andrew Rafacz, Chicago; Taymour Grahne, New York; Abrons Art Center, New York; KVKM Kunstverein Cologne; Cuadro Gallery, Dubai; Longhouse Projects, New York; Jackie Klempay, Brooklyn; Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn; and the Derfner Judaica Museum, New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, For a Different Future: Shades of Blue
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