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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 27, 2023?

27 free events take place on Friday, January 27 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 27 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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27 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, January 27, 2023

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free events nyc Skirts: Fashioning Modern Femininity in the Twentieth Century
free events nyc Anchor in Continuum: A Dance and Violin Performance
free events nyc The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928): Silent Classic with a New Live Score
free events nyc Clarinet Works by Debussy, Brahms, and Von Weber (In Person and Online)
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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
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Tours, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Discussion | Dissertations on Dance by Esteemed Fellows


Each year an annual cohort of dance scholars and artists is invited to research a specific aspect of dance as part of the Dance Research Fellowship. This year, fellows focused their research on the theme of dance and ecology. Fellows Juli Brandano, Rosemary Candelario, Maria de los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez, Lindsey Jones, Richard Move, and Rachna Nivas will deliver presentations in an annual symposium, culminating the work undertaken during a six-month fellowship cycle. The Dance Research Fellowship is overseen by the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library, the largest and most comprehensive archive in the world devoted to the documentation of dance. Founded in 1944, the Dance Division is used regularly by choreographers, dancers, critics, historians, journalists, publicists, filmmakers, graphic artists, students, and the general public.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Dissertations on Dance by Esteemed Fellows

Museums | Special Viewing: New Acquisitions of Works on Paper


This limited-viewing exhibition will feature works on paper by el Greco, Goya, Fernao Gomes, Volkmar Machado, and Lazlo.
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Museumss, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Special Viewing: New Acquisitions of Works on Paper

Symposium | Unexpected Partners: Self-Taught Art and Modernism in Interwar America (online)


Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered features over 40 of the artist’s paintings (more than half of his output) as well as photographic and audio archives that trace the painter’s brief but sensational career in New York. This exhibition reintroduces to scholars, historians, and the contemporary audience a singular artist whose work has been obscured since his death in 1946.  In the symposium, Morris Hirshfield’s remarkable production and contentious reception serve as a springboard for a broader consideration of modernism’s complex interchange with self-taught art in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. Panelists will revisit a vital moment during the interwar period when vanguard and self-taught art were in dialogue through new research into key episodes such as Morris Hirshfield’s embrace by the Surrealists who decamped to New York as fascism rose in Europe or William Edmondson’s experience as the first Black and self-taught artist to be given a solo exhibition at MoMA.  Talks will highlight the important contributions that self-taught artists made to the development of modernism in the United States, redressing these artists’ gradual exclusion from the art-historical canon in the postwar era and fleshing out a more representative narrative of American art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Unexpected Partners: Self-Taught Art and Modernism in Interwar America (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 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Lecture | EphemeREAL: Documented Oral Histories as Art (online)


In 2002, a subgenre of New Drama known as docudrama emerged specifically to voice “direct utterance” from marginal contemporary social groups in Russia about social problems. Since then, this method has spread to Belarus, to the Belarus Free Theatre, and in 2015 to the Theatre of Displaced People in Ukraine. Scholarship has brought attention to controversial topics raised by docudramas: the war in Ukraine, imprisonment without trial in Russia, human rights violations, globalization, and Russia’s difficult relationship to its former Soviet self. These scholars mainly focus on docudrama as a utopian project – rehearsal and repetition can offer a second life to a story that suffered from injustice in real-life. Speaker Susanna Weygandt documents and analyzes performance theories indigenous to Russia and East Europe that have not yet been documented. In her soon-to-be published book, From Metaphor to Direct Speech: Drama and Performance Theory in Contemporary Russia, she identifies the main writers and performance theories of the vibrant movement, Novaia Drama (New Drama), and situates this pioneering literature in the contemporary Russian literary canon and within the Performance Studies field.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, EphemeREAL: Documented Oral Histories as Art (online)

Film | The Accidental Tourist (1988): romantic drama


A travel writer withdraws from the world after his son dies, causing his wife to walk out on him. Eventually, he is rejuvenated by a flaky dog trainer as she melts his self-protective shell and he becomes accustomed to her unfettered lifestyle. Director: Lawrence Kasdan. With William Hurt, Geena Davis, Kathleen Turner, Amy Wright, Bill Pullman. 121 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, The Accidental Tourist (1988): romantic drama

Film | The Kitchen (2019) with Melissa McCarthy


Based on the Vertigo comic book series from DC Entertainment, the mobster husbands of three 1978 Hell's Kitchen housewives are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but an axe to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia's matters into their own hands, proving surprisingly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition, literally. Director: Andrea Berloff. With Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale. 102 Min. Melissa McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, producer, writer, and fashion designer. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards, and nominations for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. McCarthy began appearing in television and film in the late 1990s and first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007). She starred as Molly Flynn on the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly (2010–2016), for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011. McCarthy gained critical acclaim for her performance in the comedy film Bridesmaids (2011), receiving a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She went on to star in several commercially successful comedies, including Identity Thief (2013), The Heat (2013), Tammy (2014), St. Vincent (2014), Spy (2015), and The Boss (2016).
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Films, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, The Kitchen&nbsp;(2019) with Melissa McCarthy

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.
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Book Discussion | Skirts: Fashioning Modern Femininity in the Twentieth Century


Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell traces the shifting roles of women over the 20th century through the era's most iconic and influential dresses. Look at the history of 20th-century womenswear through the lens of game-changing styles like the little black dress and the Bar Suit, as well as more obscure innovations like the Taxi dress or the Pop-Over dress. Dr. Chrisman-Campbell is an award-winning fashion historian, curator, and journalist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Book Discussions, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Skirts: Fashioning Modern Femininity in the Twentieth Century

Book Discussion | Discover New Books (Online)


Need a new book for the month? Let the pros guide you through a virtual book tasting! Learn more about of a variety of new and popular books from the librarians of the New York Public Libraries.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Discover New Books (Online)

Book Discussion | We Are Here: 30 Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Have Shaped the United States (in-person and online)


A stunning anthology, We Are Here celebrates 30 of the most inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in U.S. history. With over 23 million people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent living in the United States, their stories span across generations, as well as across the world. We Are Here highlights thirty noteworthy Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the impact they've had on the cultural, social, and political fabric of the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, We Are Here: 30 Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Have Shaped the United States (in-person and online)

Opening Reception | Charles Atlas: A Prune Twin


The gallery’s third solo exhibition with pioneering film and video artist Charles Atlas. The presentation will mark the American debut of this major multi-channel installation with sound that was originally commissioned by the Barbican Centre, London as the centerpiece of their 2020 exhibition, Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer; which traveled to the Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee, Scotland in 2021. The collaboration between the two artists began in 1984 when the young dancer, Clark, performed in two single-channel films by Atlas: "Parafango" and "Ex-Romance." However, it was not until the groundbreaking Hail the New Puritan in 1986, that the relationship between the two artists was deeply cemented.
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Opening Receptions, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Charles Atlas: A Prune Twin

Book Discussion | Fieldwork: A Forager's Memoir


Michelin-star chef Iliana Regan in conversation with Alex Guarnaschelli to celebrate the launch of her new memoir. Not long after Iliana Regan’s celebrated debut, Burn the Place, became the first food-related title in four decades to become a National Book Award nominee in 2019, her career as a Michelin star–winning chef took a sharp turn north. Long based in Chicago, she and her new wife, Anna, decided to create a culinary destination, the Milkweed Inn, located in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula, where much of the food served to their guests would be foraged by Regan herself in the surrounding forest and nearby river. Part fresh challenge, part escape, Regan’s move to the forest was also a return to her rural roots, in an effort to deepen the intimate connection to nature and the land that she’d long expressed as a chef, but experienced most intensely growing up.  
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Book Discussions, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Fieldwork: A Forager's Memoir

Gallery Talk | Artists Talk: Edge of All Things


An artists' talk with Zachari Logan, Eric Rhein, and Adam Liam Rose, moderated by independent critic and curator Joseph R. Wolin, followed by a book signing.
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Opening Reception | Signature Sempé


A center of French Culture hosts a reception honoring an exhibition of the works of French art icon Jean-Jaques Sempé. The exhibition will include rare drawings, New Yorker covers, and original illustrations of France's beloved character, Le Petit Nicolas.
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Opening Receptions, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Signature Semp&eacute;

Poetry Reading | A Man Only Needs a Room: New Poetry in Translation


Celebrate the publication of Vladimir Gandelsman's book, the first comprehensive introduction to the poet's verse in English translation. Gandelsman in this reading will be joined by translators Anna Halberstadt, Olga Livshin and Andrew Janco.
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Poetry Readings, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, A Man Only Needs a Room: New Poetry in Translation

Book Discussion | Heavy Metal: The Hard Days and Nights of the Shipyard Workers Who Build America's Supercarriers (online)


Michaal Fabey tells an extraordinary story of American can-do, an inside look at the building of the most dangerous aircraft carrier in the world, the John F. Kennedy.
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Book Discussions, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Heavy Metal: The Hard Days and Nights of the Shipyard Workers Who Build America's Supercarriers (online)

Film | Persian Lessons (2020): Hiding in Plain Sight (online thru Jan. 29)


A young Jewish man pretends to be Iranian to avoid being executed in a concentration camp. Director: Vadim Perelman Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay 127 min. In German, French, and Italian with English subtitles
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Films, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Persian Lessons (2020): Hiding in Plain Sight (online thru Jan. 29)

Performance | Stop the Invasion!: Multi-Media Performances Against the Russian Invasion of Ukraine


A night of multi-media presentations and performances as part of Stop the Invasion!, an international art show against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Kathie Halfin will perform a ritual of love and support for Ukraine. Tamara Wyndham and Adrian Black will do a body printing protest against Russian atrocities. Bill Weinberg will perform his rant Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine? with art by Seth Tobocman. Seth Tobocman will do a slide show of artwork from his 1980s classic:
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Performances, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Stop the Invasion!: Multi-Media Performances Against the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Talk | Once Upon a Time in Bukovina: A Commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day


A moving exploration of the history of Romanian Jewry before and after the Shoah with an event that honors the memory of the once thriving community of Suceava, Bukovina, northern Romania, which was decimated in the killing fields of Transnistria. The fate of the innocent victims and of the survivors is told by some of the children of those who thankfully managed to return, whose testimonies have been collected in an impressive, two-volume book of oral history coordinated by Lily Pauker. With keynote remarks by Holocaust expert Dr. Diana Dumitru of Georgetown University and Dr. Marius Cazan, researcher at the "Elie Wiesel" Institute in Romania. Featuring Harry Bolner, Alina Budin, Paul Leinburd, Lily Pauker, and Eugen Weitmann.  
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Film | The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928): Silent Classic with a New Live Score


Carl Theodor Dreyer's film that is widely regarded as a landmark of cinema. It is scored and performed by composer David Cieri with his ensemble of instruments and vocalists.
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Films, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928): Silent Classic with a New Live Score

Dance Performance | Anchor in Continuum: A Dance and Violin Performance


Welcome dancer and choreographer Shira Kagan-Shafman and violinist and composer Leandria Lott for a new performance piece created in conversation with the exhibition Masked Vigilantes on Silent Motorbikes. Much like the acclaimed exhibition, this production blurs the boundaries among multiple artistic mediums. Together, the pair will explore the tension between the inevitability of change and the permanence of time, allowing viewers to experience the exhibition in a new and engaging way. Shira Kagan-Shafman is a dancer and choreographer based in New York City. In 2021, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Dance from The New School and spent time in Israel participating in DanceJerusalem and Batsheva Dance Company's Summer Course for outstanding dance students. She has performed professionally in works by Caitlin Corbett, Kelley Donovan, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Peggy Florin, Dean Moss, Rebecca Stenn, Jess Pretty, Mariana Valencia, and Joanna Kotze. Additionally, she participated in the Arts on Site Residency and Retreat, developing her work To Breathe Over Seas that premiered at Arts on Site in December 2021 and was restaged in March 2022.Currently, Kagan-Shafman works for Ephrat Asherie Dance. Leandria Lott is a Brooklyn-based, multi-faceted musician, teacher, composer, and artist. Her passion has ignited her to explore music around the world. She has performed and participated in workshops and classes in the United Kingdom and Italy, and has toured The Virgin Islands. She has also performed with Stevie Wonder and Kirk Franklin. She works with Arts on Site as a Community Leader, and is on the board of B.R.I.D.G.E Orchestra, a hip hop orchestra based in Brooklyn, where they act as the Marketing Manager. She plays guitar, violin, and sing in the band The Royal Green Rangers with bandmate Brittany Harris.
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Dance Performances, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Anchor in Continuum: A Dance and Violin Performance

Classical Music | Orchestra and Opera Theatre Performs Works by Brahms and Ravel


MSM Symphony Orchestra; MSM Opera Theatre; George Manahan, conductor; Jaeook Lee, violin. Program: Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937) L'enfant et les sortileges
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Concerts, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Orchestra and Opera Theatre Performs Works by Brahms and Ravel

Play | Illusions: An Exercise in Collective Storytelling


Ivan Viripaev’s play is an exercise in collective storytelling about people you’ve never met. Two men and two women untangle the lives of two couples they’ve never met based on the traces they’ve left behind: a pile of broken lamps, tattered chairs, and overturned refrigerators, all left to rot and rust on a sidewalk. Except…who left them? Who were these couples? What have they left behind? And who have they left it for? This is a directing thesis production by current student Andrew Freeburg.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Illusions: An Exercise in Collective Storytelling

Classical Music | Clarinet Works by Debussy, Brahms, and Von Weber (In Person and Online)


Lirui Zheng, Clarinet. Program: Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) Premiere rhapsodie Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897) The Clarinet Sonatas, Op. 120, No. 1 Carl Maria Von Weber (1786 - 1826) Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 74
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Concerts, January 27, 2023, 01/27/2023, Clarinet Works by Debussy, Brahms, and Von Weber (In Person and Online)
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