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23 free events take place on Wednesday, 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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23 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, January 11, 2023

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free events nyc Tour of New York City Hall
free events nyc Murder on the Orient Express (1974): Classic Agatha Christie Murder Mystery
free events nyc Night in Tunisia: A Poetic Odyssey Fusing Funk, Jazz, Soul, 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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Tours, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Opening Reception | Drapo: Artist's Walkthrough


The Haitian artist Myrlande Constant has attracted international attention for dazzling hand-beaded and sequin-embroidered textile works in which heritage techniques are used to mingle contemporary and traditional themes. The evolution of Constant’s personal aesthetic and mastery of her medium will be evident in monumental new pieces juxtaposed with examples from earlier in the artist’s career.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Drapo: Artist's Walkthrough

Lecture | Behavioral Change in Response to the Monkeypox Outbreak in the United States (online)


Is monkeypox in our rear view mirror? Taking a look back, how have things changed? In this talk, Christian Grov will be presenting data collected during enrollment for AMETHST (The American Transformative HIV Study). Sexual and gender minority participants were recruited to complete a cross-sectional survey via geosocial networking apps starting in August 2022. Dr. Christian Grov’s research centers on the health of sexual and gender minority individuals. His work has explored substance use, sexual compulsivity, venues where individuals meet sex partners, sex work, HIV/STI prevention, and HIV care.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Behavioral Change in Response to the Monkeypox Outbreak in the United States (online)

Opening Reception | David Deutsch: Hurly-Burly


David Deutsch makes abstract paintings. Or maybe he makes figurative paintings. Which is right? Neither? Both? There are still serious people out there who see abstraction and the image as irreconcilable. They could even be right—though I doubt it—but even if so, one of the remarkable things about art is its capacity to harbor irreconcilable pro- pensities within a single object. That’s because, despite all appearances, art approaches truth; and we should remember the observation once made by the physicist Niels Bohr, that while the opposite of a trivial truth is false, the opposite of a profound truth is another truth. With that in mind, we hold that abstraction and images are two authentic paths to artistic truth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, David Deutsch: Hurly-Burly

Book Discussion | Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential (online)


Are you still jotting down your notes in a haphazard way, saving them in hidden and forgotten places you can never find? Take advantage of what modern digital tools can offer: the ability to create digital records that can be searched, tagged, annotated, and shared with others. Author and expert on productivity Tiago Forte will teach specific strategies and a proven approach to enable learners and workers of all kinds to build a "Second Brain" - a personal collection of knowledge to allow for lifelong learning. Drawing on his experience teaching productivity and knowledge management to thousands of people worldwide, Tiago will present a highly curated set of digital tools and the habits, mental models, and approaches needed to use them together with productivity. Participants will leave with a toolkit of new methods for turning information into valuable knowledge that can be captured, organized, and resurfaced when needed. Tiago Forte is one of the world's foremost experts on productivity and has taught thousands of people worldwide how timeless principles and the latest technology can revolutionize their productivity, creativity, and personal effectiveness. He has worked with organizations such as Genentech, Toyota Motor Corporation, and the Inter-American Development Bank and appeared in various publications, such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Harvard Business Review.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
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Book Discussions, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential (online)

Tour | Tour of New York City Hall


One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Tours, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Tour of New York City Hall

Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Workshop | Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School of Music, the chorus is open to all who love to sing. Learn contemporary and classic songs and perform at community events throughout the year.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Adult Chorus

Classical Music | Wednesdays at One: Music for Piano


Artists share their talents with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts throughout the season.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Wednesdays at One: Music for Piano

Film | Murder on the Orient Express (1974): Classic Agatha Christie Murder Mystery


The film received six nominations at the 47th Academy Awards, with one winner: Best Actor (Finney), Best Supporting Actress (Bergman, winner), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design. In December 1935, when his transcontinental luxury train is stranded by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before, with a multitude of suspects. Dir: Sidney Lumet With Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, and Sean Connery. 128 Min. Rated PG. Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, (1890 - 1976) was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, the murder mystery The Mousetrap, which has been performed in the West End since 1952. A writer during the "Golden Age of Detective Fiction", Christie has been called the "Queen of Crime". Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling fiction writer of all time, her novels having sold more than two billion copies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Murder on the Orient Express (1974): Classic Agatha Christie Murder Mystery

Book Club | Detect Details About the Great Detective


Did Sherlock Holmes have siblings other than Mycroft? Was Watson injured in his shoulder or leg? How did Mrs. Hudson become the housekeeper at Baker Street? Participants will look for clues, details, and inconsistencies within the Arthur Conan Doyle stories and other adaptations. No prior detective experience required!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Detect Details About the Great Detective

Performance | Audience Participation Theater Experience


Guided by questions and prompts, audience members create a shared script together in A Thousand Ways, an entirely participatory theater experience. Obie Award-winning performance troupe 600 Highwaymen present A Thousand Ways (Part Three): An Assembly. The final experience of their triptych of encounters between strangers is an intimate reckoning -- of how small we are in the face of awesome natural forces, and of our mutual dependence. An Assembly tasks an audience of 16 strangers to reconstruct an evocative story of perseverance and ruin. This unique theatrical event tests the ways we arrange ourselves after so much time apart. This experience will be discovered and enacted by audience members in collaboration with each other. The instructions for the performance are written on notecards, and audience members read what is written on them. Written & Created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone 600 Highwaymen (Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone), are "standard bearers of contemporary theater-making" (Le Monde), who have "quietly been shaking up American theatre since 2009" (The Guardian). They are recipients of Switzerland's ZKB Patronize Prize, and their work has been nominated for two Bessie Awards, a Drama League Award, and Austria's Nestroy Prize. In 2016, Abigail and Michael were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts and are currently Associate Artists of IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space.
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Performance | Audience Participation Theater Experience


Guided by questions and prompts, audience members create a shared script together in A Thousand Ways, an entirely participatory theater experience. Obie Award-winning performance troupe 600 Highwaymen present A Thousand Ways (Part Three): An Assembly. The final experience of their triptych of encounters between strangers is an intimate reckoning -- of how small we are in the face of awesome natural forces, and of our mutual dependence. An Assembly tasks an audience of 16 strangers to reconstruct an evocative story of perseverance and ruin. This unique theatrical event tests the ways we arrange ourselves after so much time apart. This experience will be discovered and enacted by audience members in collaboration with each other. The instructions for the performance are written on notecards, and audience members read what is written on them. Written & Created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone 600 Highwaymen (Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone), are "standard bearers of contemporary theater-making" (Le Monde), who have "quietly been shaking up American theatre since 2009" (The Guardian). They are recipients of Switzerland's ZKB Patronize Prize, and their work has been nominated for two Bessie Awards, a Drama League Award, and Austria's Nestroy Prize. In 2016, Abigail and Michael were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts and are currently Associate Artists of IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Audience Participation Theater Experience

Film | Murder on the Orient Express (1974): Classic Agatha Christie Murder Mystery


The film received six nominations at the 47th Academy Awards, with one winner: Best Actor (Finney), Best Supporting Actress (Bergman, winner), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design. In December 1935, when his transcontinental luxury train is stranded by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before, with a multitude of suspects. Dir: Sidney Lumet With Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, and Sean Connery. 128 Min. Rated PG. Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, (1890 - 1976) was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, the murder mystery The Mousetrap, which has been performed in the West End since 1952. A writer during the "Golden Age of Detective Fiction", Christie has been called the "Queen of Crime". Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling fiction writer of all time, her novels having sold more than two billion copies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Films, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Murder on the Orient Express (1974): Classic Agatha Christie Murder Mystery

Performance | Audience Participation Theater Experience


Guided by questions and prompts, audience members create a shared script together in A Thousand Ways, an entirely participatory theater experience. Obie Award-winning performance troupe 600 Highwaymen present A Thousand Ways (Part Three): An Assembly. The final experience of their triptych of encounters between strangers is an intimate reckoning -- of how small we are in the face of awesome natural forces, and of our mutual dependence. An Assembly tasks an audience of 16 strangers to reconstruct an evocative story of perseverance and ruin. This unique theatrical event tests the ways we arrange ourselves after so much time apart. This experience will be discovered and enacted by audience members in collaboration with each other. The instructions for the performance are written on notecards, and audience members read what is written on them. Written & Created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone 600 Highwaymen (Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone), are "standard bearers of contemporary theater-making" (Le Monde), who have "quietly been shaking up American theatre since 2009" (The Guardian). They are recipients of Switzerland's ZKB Patronize Prize, and their work has been nominated for two Bessie Awards, a Drama League Award, and Austria's Nestroy Prize. In 2016, Abigail and Michael were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts and are currently Associate Artists of IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space.
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Performances, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Audience Participation Theater Experience

Classical Music | Sonatabend Recital (In Person and Online)


Artists from the collaborative piano department perform sonata repertoire with instrumentalists.
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Concerts, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Sonatabend Recital (In Person and Online)
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Concerts, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Sonatenabend Concert (in-person and online)

Discussion | A Look at the Bronx Music Heritage Center


Bronx Music Heritage Center is the cultural arm of WHEDco (Women’s Housing & Economic Development Corporation) whose mission is to present and celebrate the Bronx’s musical and cultural heritage. Artistic Directors Folklorist Elena Martinez and jazz musician and educator Bobby Sanabria introduce the vision of the venue using slides and videos. In brief, BMHC’s goal is to bring together artists to present programs and performances that reflect the Bronx’s living landscape and soundscape. Learn exciting news as BMHC will soon move programming to WHEDco’s new building, Bronx Commons, and from there, present as the Bronx Music Hall.
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Discussions, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, A Look at the Bronx Music Heritage Center

Book Discussion | 2 New Paperbacks:  On BTS: Pop Music, Fandom, Sincerity / On Misdirection: Magic, Mayhem, American Politics


The supersonic rise of the Korean pop group BTS may seem enigmatic to some, but for Lenika Cruz, senior culture editor at The Atlantic, their worldwide fame is obvious. As Cruz argues in On BTS: Pop Music, Fandom, Sincerity, the group's trajectory--debuting on a relatively obscure label in Korea to becoming a global household name in just a few years--is a natural result of their authenticity, artistry, energy, social conscientiousness, and general coolness. As a non-English-language band finding record-breaking international success, BTS is helping usher in a fresh, more inclusive era in the music industry. In this love letter to the once-in-a-generation pop sensation, Cruz narrates her own unexpected journey into the fandom, and in doing so might welcome you in, too. A collection of essays from Atlantic staff writer Megan Garber, On Misdirection: Magic, Mayhem, American Politics is a timely treatise on our contemporary American political culture. Using the concept of "misdirection" to argue how attention, boredom, uncertainty, and cynicism have become the disquieting stalwarts of our current political arena, Garber offers readers a new and accessible theory for understanding the lasting power of Donald Trump and his right-wing legions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Theater | Five Ukrainian Actors in a Multi-Genre Theater Piece


Mothermotherland is a devised performance that explores motherhood, motherland, and Ukrainian and American experience through the lens of Mykola Khyvylovy's 1924 autobiographical short story "I am (a Romantic)", which tells of a head of secret police who must decide whether or not to execute his own mother in order to protect his political ideals. The Slovo Theater Group was established in April 2022 through a grant enabling 5 Ukrainian artists from Kharkiv to join playwright Audrey Rose Degez for a 5-month artistic residency to develop the piece.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Theaters, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Five Ukrainian Actors in a Multi-Genre Theater Piece

Concert | Night in Tunisia: A Poetic Odyssey Fusing Funk, Jazz, Soul, and More


As the co-creator of the popular Habibi Music Festival, saxophonist and composer Yacine Boulares' passion lies in the foregrounding of the innovations and experiences of artists from the southwest Asian and northern African diaspora. The Tunis Opera-commissioned Night in Tunisia, a feature-length recontextualization of the Dizzy Gillespie classic through the prism of modern and classical Tunisian song traditions, offers a full expression of Boulares' imagination and skill. Alongside rapper Mehdi WMD and singer Nessrine Jabeur, Boulares and his orchestra follow the complex threads connecting African, American, Asian, and European musical history. Night in Tunisia is a poetic odyssey fusing jazz, funk, hip hop, soul, mezwed, chaabi, and stambali into a utopian and truly global sound.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Night in Tunisia: A Poetic Odyssey Fusing Funk, Jazz, Soul, and More

Performance | Audience Participation Theater Experience


Guided by questions and prompts, audience members create a shared script together in A Thousand Ways, an entirely participatory theater experience. Obie Award-winning performance troupe 600 Highwaymen present A Thousand Ways (Part Three): An Assembly. The final experience of their triptych of encounters between strangers is an intimate reckoning -- of how small we are in the face of awesome natural forces, and of our mutual dependence. An Assembly tasks an audience of 16 strangers to reconstruct an evocative story of perseverance and ruin. This unique theatrical event tests the ways we arrange ourselves after so much time apart. This experience will be discovered and enacted by audience members in collaboration with each other. The instructions for the performance are written on notecards, and audience members read what is written on them. Written & Created by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone 600 Highwaymen (Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone), are "standard bearers of contemporary theater-making" (Le Monde), who have "quietly been shaking up American theatre since 2009" (The Guardian). They are recipients of Switzerland's ZKB Patronize Prize, and their work has been nominated for two Bessie Awards, a Drama League Award, and Austria's Nestroy Prize. In 2016, Abigail and Michael were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts and are currently Associate Artists of IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space.
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Performances, January 11, 2023, 01/11/2023, Audience Participation Theater Experience
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Lecture | Jewish History

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Musical | Classic Musical

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