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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 18, 2020?

19 free events take place on Saturday, January 18 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 18 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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19 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Saturday, January 18, 2020

All events, things to do on Saturday, January 18, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Book Fair: Dramatic Readings of Books Available For Sale at a Studio Overlooking Central Park
free events nyc Tootsie (1982): Oscar Winning Comedy Drama with Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange,
free events nyc An Afternoon of Opera and Song
free events nyc Second Annual Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Metal Rat

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 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Origami Meetup Group


A group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - the ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. Origami, from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word "origami" is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, Origami Meetup Group

Fair | Book Fair: Dramatic Readings of Books Available For Sale at a Studio Overlooking Central Park


BOOKS & BAUBLES offers gently used books for just $3-$5 that will include plays, biographies, books on psychology and business, classic novels and more. Event will include improvised entertainment with "dramatic readings" of books available for sale. Jewelry from designer Jane Gordon will also be for sale. Proceeds will go to support The Seeing Place's theatrical presentation of George Orwell's Animal Farm, adapted by Brandon Walker.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Fairs, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, Book Fair: Dramatic Readings of Books Available For Sale at a Studio Overlooking Central Park

Workshop | Nature Art: Weaving Workshop


Urban Park Rangers lead a crafting and experimentation with the invasive reed - phragmites. Learn about invasive plants, work as a group to build a large phragmites sculpture, and take home your own unique woven creation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, Nature Art: Weaving Workshop

Film | Angel Has Fallen (2019): Action Thriller With Gerard Butler And Morgan Freeman


Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat. 121 min. Director: Ric Roman Waugh. Starring Gerard Butler, Frederick Schmidt, Danny Huston.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, Angel Has Fallen (2019): Action Thriller With Gerard Butler And Morgan Freeman

Film | Tootsie (1982): Oscar Winning Comedy Drama with Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange,


Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. 116 min. Director: Sydney Pollack. In 1998, the Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry. Tootsie was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, Tootsie (1982): Oscar Winning Comedy Drama with Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange,

Opera | An Afternoon of Opera and Song


An afternoon of opera and song with soprano Alexandra Lang, contralto Barbara Norcia-Broms, bass-baritone Martin Broms, and pianist Eric Sedgwick. Soprano Alexandra Lang has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Boston Public Library, The Great Hall at Faneuil Hall, Jordan Hall, the Dimenna Center for Classical Music, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, and Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall. Pianist Eric Sedgwick has performed with many of music's top talents including Leona Mitchell and Marni Nixon, Broadway leading ladies Sarah Rice, Carole Demas and Debra Monk, and English hornist Thomas Stacy of the New York Philharmonic. He is a regular pianist for events with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and has worked for Carnegie Hall's Music Education Workshops with Joyce DiDonato, as well as the International Vocal Arts Institutes in New York and Montreal.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, An Afternoon of Opera and Song

Opening Reception | Jump In and Move Around: An Artist at 92


A retrospective of Amaranth Ehrenhalt’s prolific body of work, in honor of her ninety-second birthday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, Jump In and Move Around: An Artist at 92

Video | 4 Artists Present Videos, Readings and Conversation


An evening of short videos, readings, and conversation considering the work of artists Alvin Baltrop, Raynes Birkbeck, Reverend Joyce McDonald, and Frederick Weston, with Antonio Sergio Bessa.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Videos, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, 4 Artists Present Videos, Readings and Conversation

Classical Music | Afternoon Organ Meditations


Diverse programs of music celebrating the great repertoire of the organ. Takes place every Saturday and Sunday from September 7, 2019 to May 24, 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, Afternoon Organ Meditations

Festival | Second Annual Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Metal Rat


In partnership with Wing on Wo & Co. --the oldest continually-run family business in Manhattan's Chinatown--ring in the "Year of the Metal Rat" with a celebration for the Lower East Side community featuring live performances, karaoke, DJ sets and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Festivals, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, Second Annual Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Metal Rat

Opera | The Art of Change: An Experimental Opera


Jean-Baptiste Barrière's The Art of Change is a bold experimental work that introduces a radically new artistic form. Starting with the traditional notion of opera as a type of work that blends music, theater, art, and design into a single form, The Art of Change brings performers and thinkers together on stage and fuses live performance with historical video footage, recorded interviews and multimedia content. All of this is woven together into a tapestry that is generative, interactive, participative, and open.  As its title suggests, the work centers on the very idea of change and presents various ways of thinking, from the very pragmatic to the most speculative, about what needs to be changed in the world today. Actors, singers, instrumentalists, designers, and philosophers come together, with the audience, to speculate on this question and the many ways in which it can be answered.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, The Art of Change: An Experimental Opera

Opening Reception | Force Majeure: Group Show


Artists: Dai Furen Future Host Gong Jian He Yunchang Li Ming Liu Qinmin Shen Xin Shi Jiayun Tang Dixin Wang Sishun Xiao Kegang Yang Zhichao Zhuang Hui
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, Force Majeure: Group Show

Opening Reception | Home is a crossword puzzle I can't solve: Paintings as Clues


Shannon Cartier Lucy’s paintings are loquacious despite seeming unassuming. They thrust you towards the edge of a precipice right where your inhibitions end and your subconscious begins. Suddenly, you find yourself in the entrails of a complex labyrinth where the walls are moving, reconfiguring the very space you’re walking through. Each painting is a clue in a grander narrative arc, but there is neither a linear sequence to the story, nor is there a plot. Only a feeling of uprootedness. Are you looking inside someone else’s mind or your own?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, Home is a crossword puzzle I can't solve: Paintings as Clues

Opening Reception | Spectrum: A Six-Part Installation Based on the Colors of the Rainbow


An exhibition of new works by T. J. Wilcox. For this show, Wilcox debuts a six-part silent film based on different colors of the rainbow. In its installation, each hue blends together and elaborates a figure or event that has been seminal to the artist's experience in becoming an artist and as a gay man. The works in this show explore the artist's maturation and identity in ways that are both deeply personal and universal. Alongside the film, Wilcox presents a series of new photocollages on silk based on the video works that comprise Spectrum, adding this new material to his expanding practice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, Spectrum: A Six-Part Installation Based on the Colors of the Rainbow

Opening Reception | New Work by 5 Artists


This exhibition brings together a group of artists who attempt to locate sculpture within social space, questioning the medium’s overall resilience and receptivity. Weaving together diffuse narratives and techniques, the works hover between personal and public significance, fact and fiction, presence and absence. Employing found and fabricated materials, forms, and imagery, each piece exposes how signification and representation function, pointing to a space and time outside its material reality. While some works display their material in a direct and literal way, others enhance meaning through obscuring it. Against the backdrop of contemporary socio-political conditions in constant flux, the exhibition presents a series of artworks that grapple with shifting circumstances and the conflation of objective and subjective truths, twisting “given” meaning inside out. ARIA DEAN HELEN MARTEN KELLEY WALKER OLGA BALEMA RAQUE FORD
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, New Work by 5 Artists

Discussion | The Deuce and Times Square


Jane Dickson and Scott Dougan, production designer of the HBO series The Deuce, have a conversation about what it means to capture the essence of a particularly infamous time and place in the city—and why we find these visions of New York’s gritty and not-so-distant past so alluring today. Although virtually undetectable today, Times Square in the 1970s and 80s was the center of the New York sex industry, synonymous with prostitution and pornography. The Deuce, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, has resurrected the neighborhood’s dark corners and bright lights as it recounts the pioneering moments of the city’s burgeoning sex business. Looking back, artist Jane Dickson was there. Beginning in 1978, Dickson lived, worked, and raised a family on 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue, documenting her chosen “neighborhood” and its denizens in her drawings, paintings, and photography.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, The Deuce and Times Square

Performance | Angie Aquavitae Is Aggravated and She Is Going to Tell You About It: Poignant and Funny One-Woman Show


A one-person show written and performed by A. Aquavitae and directed by Dr. Robert Landy, professor emeritus of the Drama Therapy Program. The play welcomes us into the kitchen of a traditional Italian American family in crisis. Angie takes us on a journey that is funny and poignant, compelling and disturbing. You are invited to join Angie for coffee, cannoli, and chaos.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, Angie Aquavitae Is Aggravated and She Is Going to Tell You About It: Poignant and Funny One-Woman Show

Opera | The Art of Change: An Experimental Opera


Jean-Baptiste Barrière's The Art of Change is a bold experimental work that introduces a radically new artistic form. Starting with the traditional notion of opera as a type of work that blends music, theater, art, and design into a single form, The Art of Change brings performers and thinkers together on stage and fuses live performance with historical video footage, recorded interviews and multimedia content. All of this is woven together into a tapestry that is generative, interactive, participative, and open.  As its title suggests, the work centers on the very idea of change and presents various ways of thinking, from the very pragmatic to the most speculative, about what needs to be changed in the world today. Actors, singers, instrumentalists, designers, and philosophers come together, with the audience, to speculate on this question and the many ways in which it can be answered.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, The Art of Change: An Experimental Opera
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