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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 13, 2023?

24 free events take place on Friday, January 13 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 13 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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24 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, January 13, 2023

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free events nyc 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many
free events nyc The Hours (2022): psychological drama
free events nyc 5th Annual Harlem Martin Luther King Day Jazz Tribute
free events nyc Five Ukrainian Actors in a Multi-Genre Theater Piece
        

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
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Tours, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Video | Resistance: Artmaking in Puerto Rico (online)


Resistance looks at the inherently political nature of artmaking in Puerto Rico and across the diaspora. Sseveral of the artists featured discuss how both historic and contemporary events have shaped their practices and how despite the constant threat of ecological and political disasters, the resilience of Puerto Ricans across the globe allows them to have hope for a brighter future. Organizers Marcela Guerrero, Angelica Arbelaez, and several of the artists featured in the video will be present in the chat to answer audience questions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Videos, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Resistance: Artmaking in Puerto Rico (online)

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 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Film | Father Stu (2022) with Mark Wahlberg


When an injury ends his amateur boxing career, Stuart Long moves to Los Angeles to find money and fame. While scraping by as a supermarket clerk, he meets Carmen, a Sunday school teacher who seems immune to his bad-boy charm. Determined to win her over, the longtime agnostic starts going to church to impress her. Director: Rosalind Ross With Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver, Annet Mahendru, Faith Jefferies. 124 Min. Mark Wahlberg, former stage name Marky Mark, is an American actor, businessman, and former rapper. He has received multiple accolades, including a BAFTA Award, and nominations for two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, nine Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In the 1990s, Wahlberg was a member of the music group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, with whom he released the albums Music for the People (1991) and You Gotta Believe (1992). In the early 2000s, he ventured into big-budget action movies, such as The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), and The Italian Job (2003). By 2017 he was the world's highest-paid actor. He is co-owner of the Wahlburgers chain and co-starred in the reality TV series about it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Father Stu (2022) with Mark Wahlberg

Film | The Hours (2022): psychological drama


Three women, separated by 80 years, struggle with similar crises linked by the novel Mrs. Dalloway. Author Virginia Woolf attempts to start writing that novel, a '50s housewife contemplates leaving her life behind and a modern-day book editor cares for a former boyfriend who's fighting AIDS. Director: Stephen Daldry. With Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Lyndsay Marshal, Stephen Dillane. 114 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Films, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, The Hours (2022): psychological drama

Workshop | Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation


Bring your own project or choose something from a provided collection to work on during this freeform crafting workshop. The workshop will include materials for sewing, knitting, crochet, coloring, paper crafts, and puzzles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation

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 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Audience Participation Theater Experience

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 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Audience Participation Theater Experience

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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Jazz | 5th Annual Harlem Martin Luther King Day Jazz Tribute


The program will include a special jazz musical presentation by John Satchmo Mannan Renaissance 2.0 Ensemble including Harlem musicians Terri Davis, Denton Darien, Dishan Harper, and Craig Haynes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, 5th Annual Harlem Martin Luther King Day Jazz Tribute

Opening Reception | Tunga: Vê-nus


An exhibition of works by the late Brazilian artist Tunga, organized by Brazilian art historian, curator, and writer Paulo Venancio Filho. This marks the gallery’s sixth solo show dedicated to Tunga’s work, and the first since the artist’s passing in 2016. The exhibition sheds light on Tunga’s drawing practice, a lesser-known aspect of the artist’s oeuvre, but one that was no less central to his project than his renowned sculptures, installations, and performances. Works on paper from throughout his career will be presented alongside a number of key sculptures. Tunga customarily presented his work as an integrated body that establishes an associative interplay of mirroring and self-reference between the individual pieces. At the heart of his practice lies a desire to uncover the mystical undercurrents of modernity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Tunga: V&ecirc;-nus

Classical Music | Cello and Violin Works for Haydn, Beethoven, and More (In Person and Online)


Jenny Jin, Violin; Christy Choi, Cello. Program: Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major Eugene Ysaye (1858 - 1931) Sonata No. 5 for Violin Krzystztof Penderecki (1933 - 2020) Divertimento for Solo Cello Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2 Pablo De Sarasate (1844 - 1908) Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 
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Concerts, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Cello and Violin Works for Haydn, Beethoven, and More (In Person and Online)

Concert | 3 Folk Music Acts


Featuring: 6:00 pm: Chris Michael 6:30 pm: Jessi Robertson 7:00 pm: Ruby Rae
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, 3 Folk Music Acts

Opening Reception | Ben Tong: In a Year of 13 Moons


2023 will be a year of thirteen moons. Borrowing its title from Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1978 film - which itself makes reference to an alleged astrological phenomenon that casts dark shadows and creates existential difficulties, particularly for those of a melancholic disposition - this exhibition showcases a particular tonal register that Ben Tong has been mining over the past year in his Los Angeles studio. The resulting paintings, despite their somber mood, glow with a hallucinatory intensity, creating a resonant disparity that seems to draw us in while simultaneously expanding the space that surrounds us. Whereas some paintings seem to whisper or scream their message out at us, if Tong's paintings were to have a sound, it would be a meditative hum: one that beckons us inside, while at the same time refusing to seduce us with any overt clarity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Ben Tong: In a Year of 13 Moons

Opening Reception | Felix Beaudry: The Glob Mother


Felix Beaudry (b. 1996 Berkeley, CA; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) graduated with a BFA from RISD in 2018. Recent exhibitions include Fresh Fruit, 2018 (New York, NY), Rocking Rookies at Tatjana Pieters 2019 (Gent, Belgium); ecdysis II at ltd Los Angeles 2019 (LA, CA), and Designing Traditions at the RISD Museum 2018. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Felix Beaudry: The Glob Mother

Opening Reception | Friends & Family: Group Show


A selection of works from artists who are part of the gallery's extended community.
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Opening Receptions, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Friends & Family: Group Show

Opening Reception | Roe Ethridge: American Polychronic


An exhibition of new photographs by Roe Ethridge that shares its title with the recently published first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work from 1999 to 2022. Moving within and between photographic genres, from art historically informed portraiture and still-life composition to the styled and coded world of the fashion shoot and the bottomless well of stock and online imagery, Ethridge juxtaposes staged scenes with chanced-upon vignettes, pursuing a formal language that trades in visual friction and the wry transgression of structural rules. His ever-expanding catalogue of hybrid images reflects the textures of contemporary American society, expanding on a formal sensibility peculiar to the “generic Methodist, Southern, middle-class world” in which he grew up.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Roe Ethridge: American Polychronic

Opening Reception | Victor Boullet: Werkk.Werkk.Liverpool.Painting


Boullet's compositions are the accumulations of every single moment in his life, everything he has seen spurs paint on canvas. Victor’s productions are not for anything, they are just happening. This quick, revolving door of images correlates to the experience of walking and capturing snapshots between blinks. As he walks, he carries the world in his mind. Notably, this space of transit is one where mistakes and failures can be reflected upon. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Victor Boullet: Werkk.Werkk.Liverpool.Painting

Book Discussion | The Second Karmapa Karma Pakshi: Tibetan Mahasiddha (in-person and online)


A fascinating presentation and discussion of Karma Pakshi, the Second Karmapa, whose extraordinary life is captured in Charles Manson’s book, a first-ever comprehensive biography of Karma Pakshi in English, revealing new information about this pivotal historical figure in the development of Tibetan Buddhism. Born in East Tibet in the thirteenth century, Karma Pakshi himself was the first meditation master to be named Karmapa, and was widely acknowledged as a mahāsiddha. He was therefore invited to the Mongol imperial court, where he gave spiritual advice and meditation instructions to Mongke Khan, and he also persuaded the emperor of the virtues of vegetarianism.
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Book Discussions, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, The Second Karmapa Karma Pakshi: Tibetan Mahasiddha (in-person and online)

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 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Audience Participation Theater Experience

Screening | Hollywooder Liederbuch: Music on Film (online thru Feb. 12)


Joan Chiverton and the Brooklyn Art Song Society in a streamed performance. In 1941, Hanns Eisler found himself in Los Angeles, a refugee from Nazi oppression. Alone and out of place in Hollywood’s superficial glitz, Eisler turned to this musical journal for solace from the loneliness and traumas of war that haunted him. Use the promo code BASSFAM to watch this performance for 30 days free.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Hollywooder Liederbuch: Music on Film (online thru Feb. 12)

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
7:00 pm
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Theaters, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Five Ukrainian Actors in a Multi-Genre Theater Piece

Classical Music | Violin Works by Bertali, Couperin, and More (In Person and Online)


Lydia Becker, Baroque Violin. Program: Nicola Matteis (1650 - 1714) Alia Fantasia Antonio Bertali (1605 - 1669) Ciaccona Francois Couperin (1668 - 1733) 'Les Goûts Réunis' Concert No. 5 in F Major Johann Georg Pisendel (1687 - 1755) Violin Concert in D Major
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 13, 2023, 01/13/2023, Violin Works by Bertali, Couperin, and More (In Person and Online)
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