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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 18, 2023?

28 free events take place on Wednesday, 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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28 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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free events nyc Tour of New York City Hall
free events nyc Finding an Apartment in NYC (Online)
free events nyc Clue (1985): Murder, Mystery, and Comedy All In One
free events nyc The Colors of Sies Marjan: Story of a Fashion House
free events nyc Acclaimed Trumpeteer Performs Solo
free events nyc Young musicians chosen the world-renowned concert pianist Lang Lang
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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 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Book Discussion | How to Begin: Start Doing Something That Matters (online)


With the new year starting, you might be thinking about what's ahead. You might be thinking … 2023 is the year you want to be bold(er), take a step forward, start something new that matters, and find your next big thing. But how do you determine where to turn your time, attention, and resources? In this practical, good-humored webinar, author Michael Bungay Stanier will help you find and set your own worthy goal. You'll dig into: -- Why the old ways of thinking of goals are (at best) overrated -- The three essential qualities of a worthy goal  -- The art of rapid-fire drafting, the secret of moving anything from good to much-better, fast -- How to be ambitious for yourself and the world
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, How to Begin: Start Doing Something That Matters&nbsp;(online)

Lecture | Finding an Apartment in NYC (Online)


Pamela Glaser guides you through the process of renting an apartment in New York City, from finding an apartment through signing the lease for your new home. The discussion includes application requirements and fees, typical financial requirements, insurance, the difference between a rent-stabilized apartment and market rate, leases, rental guidelines, protections against discrimination, the NYC housing lotteries, market rate shared housing options, and more. Learn about some of the incentives that are available to help you become a co-op, condo, or homeowner. Pamela Glaser is the Director of the Education and Outreach unit within the Office of Neighborhood Strategies, at NYC's Dept of Housing Preservation and Development. She has spent 20 years in a variety of capacities at NYC's HPD, including Education and Outreach, Foreclosure Prevention, and New Program Development.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Lectures, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Finding an Apartment in NYC (Online)

Discussion | How Low-Carbon Ammonia Can Help Fight Climate Change (online)


Modern society depends on ammonia, a chemical compound that plays a central role in modern agriculture, delivering nitrogen essential for soil fertility. Ammonia is also a key feedstock in plastics, rubber, and other products.  Current methods for making ammonia produce significant carbon dioxide emissions—almost 2% of the global total. Low-carbon production methods can dramatically reduce these emissions. Low-carbon production of ammonia also creates a fuel that could help decarbonize a range of sectors. This discussion explores a number of topics including low-carbon ammonia production options, infrastructure needs, potential uses for low-carbon ammonia, and policy options.  Moderator: David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA and Chair, ICEF Innovation Roadmap Project Panelists: -- Zhiyuan Fan, Ph.D. student and Research Associate, Columbia University -- Dr. Julio Friedmann, Chief Scientist and Chief Carbon Wrangler, Carbon Direct -- Ann-Kathrin Merz, Industry Analyst, First Ammonia and Research Assistant, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, How Low-Carbon Ammonia Can Help Fight Climate Change (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 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, 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 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, 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 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Adult Chorus

Jazz | Standards from the American Songbook


Jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guests play standards from the American Songbook. Bill Wurtzel began playing guitar at age 9, and was a radio and TV country music performer by age 12. He attended art school and had a career as an award-winning advertising creative director. He continued to play professionally and switched to music full time in 1989. Bill has played worldwide with many jazz legends, including the Count Basie Countsmen, Wild Bill Davis, Bill Doggett, Jimmy McGriff, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, singers Gloria Lynne and Terri Thornton, as well as Paul Simon. Bill is a director of the Jazz Foundation of America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Concerts, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Standards from the American Songbook

Film | Clue (1985): Murder, Mystery, and Comedy All In One


Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up. Dir: Jonathan Lynn With Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, and Colleen Camp. 94 Min. Rated PG.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Clue (1985): Murder, Mystery, and Comedy All In One

Classical Music | Violin Competition Grand Finale (In Person and Online)


Selected finalists will perform Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major accompanied by piano. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Violin Competition Grand Finale (In Person and Online)

Book Club | Djuna Barnes' Nightwood


Djuna Barnes' 1936 short novel Nightwood has been called a classic of both modernist and lesbian literature. Set in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, the story follows Robin Vote and the family and friends whose lives she ruins. Join your fellow readers to discuss the story and its themes. Copies of the novel will be available for attendees.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Djuna Barnes' Nightwood

Slide Lecture | From Photojournalism to Fine Art (online)


Andy Freeberg will bring you along on his personal journey from magazine photographer shooting jazz musicians and other celebrities to fine art photographer. This presentation will feature images from his latest work titled Advisor, which is the fourth in a series depicting his insightful, witty and irreverent exploration of the art world. In this recently completed project, he follows a team of art consultants as they deliver art to their client's homes in the San Francisco Bay Area. Freeberg will also show work from his early career in photojournalism and the previous art world series: Sentry, Guardians, and Art Fare. Freeberg began his photography career photographing the likes of Miles Davis, Bill Gates, and Neil Young for magazines such as Rolling Stone and The Village Voice. His acclaimed fine art photography focuses on the fine art world itself. Sentry examined the ‘guardian desks’ of the gallery world and debuted at the Danziger Gallery in Chelsea. Subsequent projects and books, Guardians, Art Fare, and Where Art Thou, have been exhibited worldwide. His work is held by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Pier 24, SFMOMA, and the George Eastman Museum.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, From Photojournalism to Fine Art (online)

Performance | American Moon: Seminal Performance Art


A pioneer of performance and multimedia installation art, Robert Whitman has devoted his career to exploration and collaboration. A major figure in the ephemeral Happenings, Whitman first presented his seminal performance American Moon in 1960. Consisting of an architectural environment-come-stage set, the work featured six performers, a dedicated movie, and a series of animated objects. Experiential in nature and circumstance, Whitman’s happenings and specifically American Moon developed from a series of sketches, watercolors and fragmented captions and verbal notation rather than a fixed “script.” For Whitman, time was and “is something material,” to be stretched and teased, as a generator of lived experience. A three-dimensional abstraction collaged from found material and the collaborative engagement of performers and audience. This is a restaging of American Moon over the course of two evenings, featuring a recreation of Whitman’s original set, and engaging a new generation of New York-based performers, including Lizzi Bougatsos, Patrick Gallagher, Morgan Griffin, Miguel Angel Guzman, John Hoobyar, and Raymond Pinto. Working with this contemporary cast, Whitman chooses to return to his seminal “story” to connect the history of the Happenings with the contemporary need and desire for experiential culture. The tidemarks of activity from the performances, along with Whitman’s original notes and drawings. will be on view as a physical exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, American Moon: Seminal Performance Art

Film | Clue (1985): Murder, Mystery, and Comedy All In One


Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up. Dir: Jonathan Lynn With Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, and Colleen Camp. 94 Min. Rated PG.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Clue (1985): Murder, Mystery, and Comedy All In One

Book Discussion | The Colors of Sies Marjan: Story of a Fashion House


Sander Lak in conversation with Elizabeth Peyton about his highly influential, beloved, and now cult fashion brand, Sies Marjan. Known for its evocative use of color, proportion, and subversive fabrication, the New York-based fashion house Sies Marjan, founded in 2016 by Dutch creative director Sander Lak, had a brief but influential life. Although it shut its doors in 2020, Sies Marjan made a permanent mark on the fashion scene. Pieces were characterized by luxurious construction, the signature use of shining, jewel-toned hues, and effortlessly cool appeal--the house's pastel coats, thrown over T-shirts, are still regularly seen in downtown New York. Since its founding, Sies Marjan has garnered a devoted fan base and praise from notable critics, celebrities, and fans alike in a city known for its endless affection for a darker palette. Rejecting the chronologies and seasonality of the typical fashion compendium, this exhaustive, richly illustrated volume is organized purely by color. The trajectory through the color spectrum traces the journey through the blazing life of the brand. Images featured within range from previously unpublished looks from iconic runway shows, and ad campaigns to found objects that reveal the inspiration behind the creation of these luxurious, chromatic garments. The flow of color is punctuated by a number of interviews and reflections from Marc Jacobs, Donna Tartt, Isabella Rossellini, Rem Koolhaas, Hanya Yanagihara, and others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, The Colors of Sies Marjan: Story of a Fashion House

Discussion | Let's Talk About Animated Advertising


Join a nearly 150-year-old arts club for a panel on the history of dimensional and animated paper in advertising. The talk, which is offered in connection to an on-site exhibition featuring more than 200 unique advertising objects, including a pop-up baseball card signed by Yogi Berra and the first-known automobile ad, is moderated by the exhibit's curator. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Let's Talk About Animated Advertising

Concert | Solo Flute Performance by Genre-Defying Musician


Cheryl Pyle, flute.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Concerts, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Solo Flute Performance by Genre-Defying Musician

Book Discussion | Smile: New York Times Bestselling Memoir on Facial Paralysis (online)


Sarah Ruhl--acclaimed playwright, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, MacArthur "genius" — tells the story of a ten-year medical and metaphysical odyssey after the left side of her face became suddenly and completely paralyzed.  Ruhl will talk with Bellevue Literary Review editor-in-chief Danielle Ofri, a fascinating conversation about her life, her career, and her extraordinary journey to reclaim her own face. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Smile: New York Times Bestselling Memoir on Facial Paralysis (online)

Book Discussion | The Forbidden Notebook: Unhappy Housewife in Postwar Rome


In this modern translation by acclaimed Elena Ferrante translator Ann Goldstein, The Forbidden Notebook by Alba de Céspedes centers on the inner life of a dissatisfied housewife living in postwar Rome. Valeria Cossati never suspected how unhappy she had become with the shabby gentility of her bourgeois life—until she begins to jot down her thoughts and feelings in a little black book she keeps hidden in a closet. This new secret activity leads her to scrutinize herself and her life more closely, and she soon realizes that her individuality is being stifled by her devotion and sense of duty toward her husband, daughter, and son. As the conflicts between parents and children, husband and wife, and friends and lovers intensify, what goes on behind the Cossatis’ facade of middle-class respectability gradually comes to light, tearing the family’s fragile fabric apart.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, The Forbidden Notebook: Unhappy Housewife in Postwar Rome

Staged Reading | Award-Shortlisted Comedic Stageplay


With a surprise visit from her estranged mother and her mother's young lover, Lotte enlists an alcoholic ex-stand-up comedian, Demetrius, to brutally "roast" the maligned pair at dinner. As the night ensues, darker ulterior motives come to light and events take a madcap, morbid turn that nobody saw coming. This production of "Bringer of Doom" is a workshop in anticipation of its April premiere at the historic The Player's Theater in Greenwich Village. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Award-Shortlisted Comedic Stageplay

Lecture | Cognition: What Music Can Do (online)


Speaker Dr. Kirsten Smayda is a Senior Applied Researcher at MedRhythms, a music-based digital therapeutics company based out of the Old Port in Portland, Maine. Her training is in music performance and psychology and her research has spanned how music training impacts the brain across the lifespan. Prior to her role at MedRhythms, Kirsten was a data scientist at Pear Therapeutics, a prescription digital therapeutics company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Lectures, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Cognition: What Music Can Do (online)

Discussion | Confronting Cancer: What Advances are Being Made in Research and Care? (online)


Cancer is a wily, ever-changing disease challenging researchers and clinicians to find ways to improve treatments and enhance care. Leaders from the Mount Sinai Health System, the Icahn School of Medicine, and the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai discover what new potential cures are on the horizon, how clinicians are partnering with patients to assist in coping and conquering their illness, and why it's important to include diverse populations in the development of treatments. With: Ramon E. Parsons, MD, PhD and Cardinale B. Smith, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine; Moderator: Karen Weintraub, Health Reporter, USA Today
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Discussions, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Confronting Cancer: What Advances are Being Made in Research and Care? (online)

Performance | Leading Man of European Cinema and Percussionist Perform Music and Poetry 


A performance based on the poems of totemic author, Mihai Eminescu, featuring award-winning screen actor Vlad Ivanov, and composer and percussionist Lucian Maxim.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Leading Man of European Cinema and Percussionist Perform Music and Poetry&nbsp;

Reading | Strike: Dutch Workers vs the Nazis (online)


Aryeh Gold will read the opening chapters of Henry Saltzman's historical novel, which is based upon the February 1941 strike of Dutch workers protesting the persecution and initial deportation of Jews. This was the largest public demonstration against the Nazis in Europe, but is largely unknown in the West.   Contact: Please contact admin@westnedsynagogue.org for the zoom link!   Thank you so much for your continued help and support! Sincerely, Hana Cheplowitz Administrative Assistant
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Strike: Dutch Workers vs the Nazis (online)

Concert | Acclaimed Trumpeteer Performs Solo


David Krauss, trumpet, will perform works by Wynton Marsalis, Alban Berg, Carl Hohne, and Manuel de Falla. David Krauss joined The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in 2001 and occupies the Beth W. and Gary A. Glynn endowed chair. He has performed in MET chamber series at Carnegie Hall and has appeared as guest principal trumpet with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Acclaimed Trumpeteer Performs Solo

Concert | Young musicians chosen the world-renowned concert pianist Lang Lang


Every two years, the world-renowned concert pianist Lang Lang personally selects a limited number of exceptionally talented young pianists from around the world, offering them mentorship, tutelage, and unique opportunities for performance as "Scholars" of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. Two of these amazing young pianists - Ryan Lu and Yidi Ding - present a program including traditional Chinese music in contemporary arrangements, works by African-American legend Florence Price, and virtuoso showpieces by Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Liszt.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, Young musicians chosen the world-renowned concert pianist Lang Lang

Book Discussion | 12 Weeks to a Sharper You: From CNN's Sanjay Gupta (online)


Eager to have improved brain health, increased energy, better sleep, less anxiety, and more resilience to daily stress? Discover simple ways to weave life-changing habits into your daily life with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta and moderated by New York Times health and science writer, Pam Belluck. Learn practical tips from Dr. Gupta’s newest book. The smallest changes can create long-lasting, brain-enhancing, positive effects.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, January 18, 2023, 01/18/2023, 12 Weeks to a Sharper You: From CNN's Sanjay Gupta (online)
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