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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 28, 2019?

25 free events take place on January 28 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!

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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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All events, things to do on January 28, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, Morning Meditation

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 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Film | Grumpy Old Men (1993): Comedy drama starring Oscar winning actors


A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street. Director: Donald Petrie. Starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret.  The screenplay of Grumpy Old Men was written by Mark Steven Johnson, a film student at Winona State University (Minnesota). Grumpy Old Men grossed a domestic total of $70 million, well above its budget of $35 million. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, Grumpy Old Men (1993): Comedy drama starring Oscar winning actors

Workshop | Design your own cup


Want to design your own coffee or tea cup? This workshop is for you! Ceramic cups will be provided so you can paint them using acrylic paint pens to create the cup of your dreams. Painting is permanent after baking.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, Design your own cup

Lecture | Russian Elites and Western Sanctions: A Political Economy Under Strain?


Western financial and legal systems provide essential protection for Russian elite assets and reputation. Sanctions threaten continued access to these services. If sanctions intensify, they may disrupt a set of bargains between the Russian state, oligarchs and Western interests that have helped stabilise Putin’s political economy. What choices face Russia’s elites, what power do they have to protect their interests, and what are the implications for Russia’s future and Western policy? Speaker Nigel Gould-Davies is an Associate Fellow of Chatham House and teaches at Mahidol University in Thailand. He taught at Oxford University before joining the British Foreign Office, where his roles included head of the Economic Department in Moscow, Ambassador to Belarus, and project director in the Policy Planning Staff. From 2010-14 he was head of Policy and Corporate Affairs for BG Group in Central and Southeast Asia. His book Tectonic Politics: Global Risk in an Age of Transformation will be published by Brookings in 2019. He holds an M.Phil. from Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, Russian Elites and Western Sanctions: A Political Economy Under Strain?

Film | Goodbye Again (1933): a married woman chases a playboy writer


Flirtatious mix-ups abound when a celebrated novelist tangles with an old flame and her irate husband. Will his savvy secretary save his neck if she is secretly in love with him also? Director: Michael Curtiz. 64 min. Starring Warren William, Genevieve Tobin, Joan Blondell, Helen Chandler & Ruth Donnelly. Director Michael Curtiz recognized as one of the most prolific directors in history. He directed classic films from the silent era and numerous others during Hollywood's Golden Age, when the studio system was prevalent. Curtiz helped popularize the classic swashbuckler with films such as Captain Blood (1935) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). He directed many dramas which today are also considered classics, Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), The Sea Wolf (1941), Casablanca (1942), and Mildred Pierce (1945). He directed leading musicals, including Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), This Is the Army (1943), and White Christmas, and he made comedies with Life With Father (1947) and We're No Angels (1955).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, Goodbye Again (1933): a married woman chases a playboy writer

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 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

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 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, Salt of the Earth (1954): Written by an Oscar winning screenwriter

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 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

Workshop | American Sign Language


Interested in learning American Sign Language? Find out how to become a fluent communicator or make a career from your ASL skills by attending our free workshop for all ages. American Sign Language is a natural language that serves as the predominant sign language of deaf communities in the United States and most of Anglophone Canada.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, American Sign Language

Workshop | Writing club


Want to meet local writers? Commit to a writing schedule? Practice your craft through writing prompts? Read original work to get and give feedback? Then come to the biweekly meetings of the Writing Club.  Writers of all genres and styles, at all levels, are welcome to participate. No sign-ups required. For adults (ages 18 and up).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Dance and sculpt


Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. This workshop takes place every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, Dance and sculpt

Workshop | iRest Yoga Nidra Practice


Build resiliency and creativity. Rewire your brain to greater ease - and balance your on-the-go life with evidence-based techniques in a non-denominational iRest yoga nidra practice. No previous experience needed. Work clothes are fine: come as you are. They have mats and blankets.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, iRest Yoga Nidra Practice

Film | The Egg and I (1947): Oscar nominated comedy


On their wedding night, Bob reveals to Betty that he has purchased an abandoned chicken farm. Betty struggles to adapt to their new rural lifestyle, especially when a glamorous neighbor seems to set her eyes on Bob. Director: Chester Erskine. Starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main.  Other films directed by Erskine include the 1949 mystery Take One False Step starring William Powell and the 1952 comedy A Girl in Every Port featuring Groucho Marx. Erskine produced a number of films, notably The Wonderful Country, a 1959 western with Robert Mitchum. 108 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, The Egg and I (1947): Oscar nominated comedy

Author Reading | Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression: Featuring NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray


Welcome First Lady Chirlane McCray for the Gracie Book Club. This 2018-2019 series explores the pervasive stigma that surrounds mental illness by focusing on books that offer an opportunity to challenge our biases and stereotypes through the power of storytelling. Author Nana-Ama Danquah and moderator professor of psychology and Africana Studies Colin Wayne Leach discuss of Willow Weep for Me, a memoir.  
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Author Readings, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman&rsquo;s Journey Through Depression: Featuring NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray

Film | The Children Act (2017): Drama with Emma Thompson


As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle. 105 min. Director: Richard Eyre. Starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin. Production was set to begin in London in October 2016, and it was reported on December 8, 2016 that filming had wrapped. The Children Act had its world premiere at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2017.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, The Children Act (2017): Drama with Emma Thompson

Concert | Di Zampogne, Partenze e Poesia: A Multi-Instrumental Solo Performance


In Giulio Bianco's Di Zampogne, Partenze e Poesia, the "narrator" is the Italian zampogna, an ancient instrument historically used by shepherds during livestock migrations, with a sound that evokes rural myths and legends. The music combines traditional southern Italian genres to electronic music and orchestral composition. Through these works, Bianco uses the past to comment on the present. The project is also the result of a new approach to the musical tradition of the Salento area of Apulia, reflecting on how it has lately been influenced and altered by new technologies. Since the traditional language has always been tied to the instruments that musicians had at their disposal, and to changes in social structures at any given historical period, it is natural that it continue to evolve. Bianco's research is focused on the use of electronic loops to construct traditional sounding pieces. This live concert is intended as an intense evocative tridimensional experience in which the music flows alongside projected images.
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Concerts, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, Di Zampogne, Partenze e Poesia: A Multi-Instrumental Solo Performance

Book Discussion | The Governesses: A Semi-Deranged Erotic Fairy Tale


With Alexandra Kleeman, J.W. McCormack and Mary South. Written with the elegance of old French fables, the dark sensuality of Djuna Barnes and the subtle comedy of Robert Walser, this semi-deranged erotic fairy tale introduces American readers to the marvelous Anne Serre. In a large country house shut off from the world by a gated garden, three young governesses responsible for the education of a group of little boys are preparing a party. The governesses, however, seem to spend more time running around in a state of frenzied desire than attending to the children’s education. One of their main activities is lying in wait for any passing stranger, and then throwing themselves on him like drunken rabblerousers. The rest of the time they drift about in a kind of sated, melancholy calm, spied upon by an old man in the house opposite, who watches their goings-on through a telescope.
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Book Discussions, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, The Governesses: A Semi-Deranged Erotic Fairy Tale

Author Reading | Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom


Elie Wiesel taught at Boston University for nearly four decades, where he challenged his students to explore moral complexity and to resist the dangerous lure of absolutes. As a former student and teaching assistant, Ariel Burger reflects on these profound moments both inside the classroom and beyond its walls. His book, Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom shows the importance of educating against indifference, on the urgency of memory and individual responsibility, and highlights the role of literature, music, and art in making the world a more compassionate place.  Ariel Burger is a writer, artist, teacher, and rabbi whose work combines spirituality, creativity, and strategies for social change. A lifelong student of Elie Wiesel, he now applies those teachings to urgent contemporary questions. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom

Master Class | A Musical Theatre Master Class with Tony Award-Winning Composer Maury Yeston


Maury Yeston, Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist (Nine, Titanic, Grand Hotel) hosts a special evening of dance and an exciting behind-the-scenes analysis of creating musical theatre songs. The evening begins with an excerpt of Yeston’s ballet Tom Sawyer newly choreographed by Megan Doyle, followed by Yeston discussing the collaborative process and challenges that arise between composers and choreographers. The program will conclude with a Master Class in songwriting for musical theatre where members of the 2019 Musical Theatre Development Lab will present compositions—and Yeston will offer feedback on all aspects of musical theatre storytelling. This event promises to be an entertaining insight into the creative process of one of the most famous theatre composers of our time. The evening will be moderated by composer Brian Feinstein. Anyone with an interest in dance, theatre, and musicals is strongly encouraged to attend.
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Concerts, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, A Musical Theatre Master Class with Tony Award-Winning Composer Maury Yeston

Talk | Artist Talk: In Dreams Awake


On the occasion of her current installation for the Broadway Mall Association, sculptor Kathy Ruttenberg will speak with faculty member Deborah A. Goldberg about the creation of her six site-specific sculptures located on Broadway between West 64th Street and West 157th Street. The evening will conclude with a brief Q&A. Presented by BFA Visual & Critical Studies. Ruttenberg, who is known for her large-scale ceramic work, has created bronzes with mixed media that feature her personal iconography of hybrid characters composed of human, animal and plant forms. She has a solo exhibition at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York, Kathy Ruttenberg: Private Myths / Public Dreams (January 11 – March 8, 2019). Goldberg has written an essay for In Dreams Awake: Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway, recently published by Pointed Leaf Press. Kathy Ruttenberg's works are permanently installed in the Tisch Children's Zoo in New York's Central Park and in the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Brazil. Ruttenberg has had more than 35 solo shows and her work has been included in more than 100 group shows. She is a devoted animal-lover and conservationist.
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Talks, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, Artist Talk: In Dreams Awake

Author Reading | Ransacker: Girl with Golden Powers


Rare powers. Precious metals. Deadly greed. Sissel Hemstad and her siblings have been living peacefully in a small town in Montana, trying to blend in and escape the violent events that haunt them, but they’ve all been tricked—James Peavy, the handsome young man courting Sissel is secretly a Pinkerton spy.  Sissel is a Ransacker. She can find gold and other precious metals and pull them to her. Hers is an awesome and dangerous gift. If James discovers her secret, he will undoubtedly report back to his boss, the ruthless Baron Fjelstad who wants desperately to control the Hemstads. Sissel must tread carefully. Harnessing her powers could summon great fortune . . . or doom them all. Emmy Laybourne, author of Sweet and the Monument 14 trilogy, is a writer and actress. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, two kids, and a flock of six nifty chickens.
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Concerts, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, Jazz featuring a Broadway musician

Comedy Club | The Mosquito Comedy Variety Show


Actress and Emmy award-winning commentator Nancy Giles (CBS News Sunday Morning) hosts this fast and furious monthly variety show with stand-ups, sit-downs and music. Giles, who starred on ABC's China Beach" and Delta series will be joined by a rotating cast of regulars who have in the past included: Pat Candaras, Cynthia Kaplan, Peri Gaffney, Kathryn Rossetter, Sheila Head, Susan Burns, Sue Giles, Nancy Shayne and more.
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Comedy Clubs, January 28, 2019, 01/28/2019, The Mosquito Comedy Variety Show
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