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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 15, 2020?

20 free events take place on Wednesday, January 15 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 15 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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20 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

All events, things to do on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Bach at Noon
free events nyc Photo Walks: Storytelling Through Street Photography
free events nyc Hitch: Preconceived Notions About Strangers
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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 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Film | 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016): A Psychological Horror-Thriller 


After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack. 103 min. Director: Dan Trachtenberg. Starring John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.. 10 Cloverfield Lane grossed $72.2 million in the United States and $38.1 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $110.2 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:15 am
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Films, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016): A Psychological Horror-Thriller&nbsp;

Film | Charley's Aunt (1941): A Historical Comedy


In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil--where the nuts come from. 80 min. Director: Archie Mayo. Starring Jack Benny, Kay Francis, James Ellison.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, Charley's Aunt (1941): A Historical Comedy

Tour | City Hall Tour For Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, City Hall Tour For Individuals

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:20 pm
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Concerts, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Workshop | Photo Walks: Storytelling Through Street Photography


Street photography is one of the most powerful ways for us to tell stories. However, it can often be difficult to find, see, and document stories in a way that honors the subject and the environment. Street photographer Derek Fahsbender teaches how he finds his stories, makes his images, and builds relationships with the community he's documenting. This is also a hands-on seminar. Please come ready to get out into the community to start building relationships and making images of your own. Fujifilm loaners will be made available on a first come first served basis and refreshments will be provided at the end of the event. Please note: This event does does not conclude at the event space, so please plan accordingly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Workshops, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, Photo Walks: Storytelling Through Street Photography

Film | Kiss Me Deadly (1955): Crime Film Noir


A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit". 106 min. Director: Robert Aldrich. Starring Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart. In 1999, Kiss Me Deadly 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
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Films, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, Kiss Me Deadly (1955): Crime Film Noir

Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I've played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

Opening Reception | Moon Jar/Longing for Home: Installation and Paintings


Internationally acclaimed artist Ik-Joong Kang's new site-specific installation “Floating Dreams to the Moon” premieres. This solo exhibition will feature several new paintings by the artist as well as an installation of objects and over 6,000 drawings from Korean refugees. Kang's artistic practice provides a platform for humanity's aspirations for achieving what appears to be impossible. Just as Korean moon-jars are made from two precarious halves united to form a whole, Kang's paintings emphasizes how moon jars represent the potential of the Korean peninsula to reunite. Orchestrating the collection, replication, and display of Korean refugee drawings, Kang transforms these individual works to form his sculptures that polishes another facet of this cultural longing for home, accomplishing personal as well as political reunions. Born in Cheongju and raised in Seoul, Kang moved to New York in 1984 where he lives today while working internationally. Kang was awarded a special Merit Prize in the Venice Biennale and his work is held in major public and private collections world-wide.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, Moon Jar/Longing for Home: Installation and Paintings

Opening Reception | The Heat Lets Us Know We're Alive: New Abstract and Figurative Paintings


Vaughn Spann will present a selection of new abstract and figurative paintings. Spann devotes his practice to abstraction and figuration as an investigation into space, time and memory. He locates subjects from deeply personal spaces as he reconciles with his body within and out of the studio. With a profound admiration for formalism, he enjoys approaching paintings through the lens of color, line, and shape, but seemingly understands that one's subjectivity can't simply be divorced from the studio. For him, a form is a striking means of generating content in ways that are compelling. His formal investigation permeates throughout his paintings, symbolically reflecting his encounters with diverse people and places. Through his well-known stylistic separations, Spann continues to vigorously experiment with unconventional materials and expands on his personal and historical narratives.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, The Heat Lets Us Know We're Alive: New Abstract and Figurative Paintings

Workshop | NY StartUP! 2020 Workshop 1: Business Planning Research and Resources


Learn the key pieces of information that a business plan requires and how to get that information. Once you've determined which industry your product or service is part of you'll need to do research to find out as much as you can about that industry. This event offers a wide range of industry and market research databases that you can use to do research when writing for your business plan. Learn how to use the free library resources to identify the size of the market for your industry, learn about key industry players, look at trends, products, and growth rates and more. This is the first training workshop for the New York StartUP! 2020 Business Plan Competition. This session will be offered three times in January.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, NY StartUP! 2020 Workshop 1: Business Planning Research and Resources

Talk | "If I'd Only Known": Ethical Dilemmas in Aging


A discussion with end-of-life specialist Liz Singer, who writes, "Why choose the title "If I'd Only Known" for this talk? Easy question. In the 10 years that I have been practicing as a geriatric care manager and coordinator, it is the phrase I most often hear. Planning for what is needed as one ages and as one faces the end of life -- whether for oneself or for a loved one -- can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions to make! Decisions in the areas of financial, legal, medical, personal, social, emotional...the list goes on and on. And these ethical decisions are fraught with ethical dilemmas."
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6:30 pm
$5
Talks, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, "If I'd Only Known": Ethical Dilemmas in Aging

Author Reading | Books by Trans Authors: Sorted / Continental DIvide


Jackson Bird is a writer and digital creator dedicated to demystifying the transgender experience by sharing his and others' stories online. His memoir, Sorted, is about how, through a childhood of gender mishaps and an awkward adolescence, he finally sorted things out and came out as a transgender man in his mid-twenties. Alex Myers is a teacher, speaker, writer, and advocate for transgender rights. Continental Divide is his second novel. Q&A and book signing to follow.
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Author Readings, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, Books by Trans Authors: Sorted / Continental DIvide

Talk | The Rise and Fall of the New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company


With Dr. Yamil H. Kouri Jr. This is the story of the longest active American steamship company, in continuous operation for more than a century, between 1856 and 1959. The company evolved with the times, adopting the latest technology and absorbing it main competitor. It moved from sail to steam, from mainly cargo to include passengers, from wood-hulled vessels to iron and steel liners, and it also changed its name a few times. The line survived several major disasters, a depression, and three wars, but it succumbed to the advent of air travel and a revolution in Cuba.
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Talks, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, The Rise and Fall of the New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company

Author Reading | Adults and Other Children: Four Women


Miriam Cohen's riveting debut follows four women as they navigate life from the confusion and innocence of childhood to the bizarre and darkly humorous complexities of adulthood. Time and again, the girls and women in this collection fantasize and deceive to get what they want - or what they think they want - while we find ourselves drawn to their often surprising and all too human behavior.
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Author Readings, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, Adults and Other Children: Four Women

Staged Reading | Hitch: Preconceived Notions About Strangers


A white man in his 30's picks up a teenage hitchhiker, and quickly discovers that all of his preconceived notions about this biracial young woman are wrong ... about as wrong as all of her preconceived notions about him. Together, they each have to discover where the other has been, and decide where they themselves are going. Written by James McLindon. Directed by Kim T. Sharp. Starring Dave Droxler & Stephanie Schafir.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, Hitch: Preconceived Notions About Strangers

Poetry Reading | Three Poems: Poetry in the Digital Age


Hannah Sullivan’s debut collection, which won the 2018 T. S. Eliot Prize, reinvents the long poem for a digital age.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, Three Poems: Poetry in the Digital Age

Talk | The Jewishness of Key Intellectuals and Cultural Figures of Our Times


This is the last of four lecture cycle. In the first three lectures Professor Irwin Wall has looked at the "Jewishness" of Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein; Franz Kafka will be covered in this lecture. All four were born ethnically Jewish and culturally German. To what extent did they identify as Jews, what role did their Jewish origins play in determining the course of their careers, and to what extent did their understanding of Judaism and Jews influence their life work? .
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Talks, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, The Jewishness of Key Intellectuals and Cultural Figures of Our Times

Book Club | Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: Americanah


IN Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel, Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland
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Book Clubs, January 15, 2020, 01/15/2020, Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: Americanah
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