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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 28, 2023?

33 free events take place on Saturday, January 28 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 28 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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33 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Saturday, January 28, 2023

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Editor's Picks

free events nyc Winter Blast: A Day of Indigenous Games
free events nyc Knives Out (2019) with Daniel Craig
free events nyc Classical and Contemporary Piano Works: Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, and More
free events nyc Illusions: An Exercise in Collective Storytelling
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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 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Birdwatching | Introduction to Birdwatching Walk


Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you. A member of the Brooklyn Bird Club and the Park Alliance lead an introductory walk to learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit the Park through all seasons. All levels are welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars if you have them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Introduction to Birdwatching Walk

Hike | Deer Exploration Hike


Oh deer! Learn more about this majestic species and explore the park in search of signs and traces of its presence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Hikes, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Deer Exploration Hike

Hike | Seal Exploration Hike


\New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Winter is an amazing time of year to observe seals in the Long Island Sound. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Hikes, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Seal Exploration Hike

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Special Viewing: New Acquisitions of Works on Paper

Festival | Winter Blast: A Day of Indigenous Games


Warm up on a cold winter's day playing Native games from across the Western Hemisphere. Try your hand at Inuit yo-yo, ring and pin, Hawaiian chess, hoop throwing, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
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Festivals, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Winter Blast: A Day of Indigenous Games

Gallery Talk | DomesticanX: Exhibition Walkthrough


A gallery tour to explore and discuss the on-view exhibition that explores the concept of “domesticana,” first theorized by artist, scholar, and critic Amalia Mesa-Bains in the 1990.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, DomesticanX:&nbsp;Exhibition Walkthrough

Birdwatching | Birding: Winter Birds


Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see migratory winter birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars.
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Birdwatchings, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Birding: Winter Birds

Classical Music | Viola Works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Kreutzer, and More (In Person and Online)


MAP Viola Program Performers. Program: George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759) Viola Concerto in B minor Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1759) Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 Carl Ditters Von Dittersdorf (1739 - 1799) Concerto for Viola in F Major Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754 - 1812) Concerto in D Major Jacques Fereol Mazas (1782 - 1849) Op 36. Etude No. 35 Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766 - 1831) Caprice No. 28 Ivan Khandoshkin (1747 - 1804) Concerto in C Major
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Viola Works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Kreutzer, and More (In Person and Online)

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 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Illusions: An Exercise in Collective Storytelling

Film | Knives Out (2019) with Daniel Craig


At the 77th Golden Globe Awards, Knives Out received three nominations in the Musical or Comedy category while also receiving Best Original Screenplay nominations at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards and 92nd Academy Awards. It was selected by the American Film Institute and the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2019. On his 85th birthday, crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead in his room. Just as authorities are about to dismiss the tragedy as suicide due to the lack of evidence to prove otherwise, detective Benoit Blanc arrives at the scene to conduct his own investigation. Soon, it is revealed that all of Thrombey's family have a reason to murder the family's patriarch. Dir: Rian Johnson With Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer. 131 Min. Rated PG-13. Daniel Wroughton Craig is an English actor who made his film debut in the drama The Power of One (1992) and the family film A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995), with his breakthrough role coming in the drama serial Our Friends in the North (1996). He gained prominence for his supporting roles in films such as Elizabeth (1998), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Road to Perdition (2002), Layer Cake (2004), and Munich (2005). In 2006 he took on the role of James Bond in Casino Royale, a reboot of the Bond franchise which was favourably received by critics and earned Craig a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. His non-Bond appearances since then include roles in fantasy film The Golden Compass (2007), the drama Defiance (2008), the science fiction Western Cowboys & Aliens (2011), the mystery thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), the heist film Logan Lucky (2017), and the mystery comedy Knives Out (2019), the last earning him a Golden Globe Award nomination.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Knives Out (2019) with Daniel Craig

Film | Where the Crawdads Sing (2021): coming of age story


A woman who raised herself in the marshes of the Deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man with whom she was once involved. Director: Olivia Newman With Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer, Jr. 125 minutes.
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Where the Crawdads Sing (2021): coming of age story

Gallery Talk | Juan Francisco Elso: Por América: Exhibition Walkthrough


A gallery tour to explore and discuss the on-view exhibition that examines the brief yet significant career of the late Cuban artist Juan Francisco Elso (1956-1988).
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Play | Ukranian Famine Examined Through Irish Lens


Bohdan Boychuk's Hunger delves fearlessly into Stalin's famine-genocide (Holodomor) that lasted from 1932-1933 and resulted in the death of over four million Ukrainians. Millions more were affected afterward, by the ensuing erasure of their culture, art, and language. With echoes of the millions of Irish lives lost in the Famine, Hunger is a battle cry against systems that threaten our individual lives and cultures. Director: Emma Denson Cast: Julian Abelskamp, Anne Guadagnino, Alvin Christmas, Una Clancy, and Maryna Vogtsberger
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Classical Music | Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue


Enjoy a program of hymns, anthems, and voluntaries for the organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue

Classical Music | String Quartet Performance


The in-house JACK Quartet premieres new works from members of the JACK Quartet's Studio program. Program:  Michele Cheng, New Work X. Lee, New Work
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Concerts, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, String Quartet&nbsp;Performance

Author Reading | The Story of an Irish American Family Across Generations


Through the lens of the Seven Deadly Sins/Lively Virtues, John Kearns’ Worlds examines four generations of the Logan family from Ireland in 1870 to New York City in 1998. In a series of episodes arranged by theme, Worlds portrays a family through poetic shards of narrative: Seamus Logan, a broken-hearted lover who flees his home in 1870. Reverend Sarsfield Logan, S.J., a Jesuit priest who teaches French at Xavier High School in Manhattan’s Chelsea section in 1910. Janey Logan (nee Dougherty), a sensitive introvert who falls in love with her engaged boss, James Logan, in the 1970s Philadelphia suburbs. And Paul Logan, a former South Bronx teacher and would-be poet/musician taking a wild late-night car trip from the World Trade Center to Times Square as the 1998 Good Friday Agreement is signed in Northern Ireland. Hosted by Kearns, this reading and book signing features actors Elisabeth Ness and Brendan Walsh performing excerpts from the novel and Mary Courtney performing songs mentioned in the novel.
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Author Readings, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, The Story of an Irish American Family Across Generations

Classical Music | String Quartet Celebration


The Kodak Quartet performs a newer, modern work from the JACK Studio alongside a selection from their current repetoire of classics. Program: Khyam Allami (1981 - ) Ma-a a-ba ud me-na-gin Ma-a di-di-in Gyorgy Ligeti (1923 - 2006) String Quartet No 1: Métamorphoses Nocturnes
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Film | Emergency Declaration (2022): Airliner-in-Peril Drama from Korea (online thru Jan. 31)


While investigating a terroristic threat that goes viral online, Korean authorities discover that a suspect has recently boarded an international flight bound for the United States. When a healthy passenger on the same flight suddenly dies a gruesome death of unknown cause, panic erupts both in-flight and on the ground. With steadily decreasing fuel and international refusals to offer aid, the captain and crew will be forced to take unprecedented emergency measures in an attempt to save the lives of their passengers. Director: Han Jae-rim Cast: Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Jeon Do-yeon 137 min In Korean with English subtitles
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Films, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Emergency Declaration (2022): Airliner-in-Peril Drama from Korea (online thru Jan. 31)

Film | In Our Prime (2022): Framed Student in Korean Drama (online thru Jan. 31)


Ji-woo, an outcast in a prestigious private high school, does not fit in due to different social backgrounds than his well-to-do classmates. One day, he meets Hak-sung, the school's security guard who is actually a mathematical genius defected from North Korea, now living with his past shut away. Ji-woo asks Hak-sung to teach him math, and although reluctant at first, Hak-sung eventually agrees to. Finding each other in their most difficult times, Ji-woo and Hak-sung open up to one another during their special math lessons, but their friendship is at risk when Ji-woo is framed for an incident in school, and Hak-sung is faced with an unexpected turning point in his life. Director: Park Dong-hoon Cast: Choi Min-sik, Kim Dong-hwi 117 min. In Korean with English subtitles
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Films, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, In Our Prime (2022): Framed Student in Korean Drama (online thru Jan. 31)

Opening Reception | Jean-François Lauda: recent works


Jean-François Lauda’s marks are soothingly efficient, his color logic displayed between subdued pastels and rich earth tones. He scratches numerous compositional itches, leaving viewers to satiate over vast fields of minimalist-leaning abstraction. Pools of aura are decorated with spurts of energized brushwork and carefully executed geometries. Importantly though, the artist doesn’t enact any preconceived formulas, but follows the paths that emerge from spontaneous mark-making. These works accumulate gestures, leavened by way of Lauda’s intuitive command of shape and color. Small watercolors are conceived as intimate windows into his larger nonrepresentational paintings, paring them down into formally masterful capsules.
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Opening Receptions, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Jean-François Lauda: recent works

Film | Kingmaker (2022): Political Drama from Korea (online thru Jan. 31)


Dreaming of changing the world, Seo Chang-dae takes part in Kim Woon-bum’s presidential campaign where he adopts a very aggressive propaganda campaign and makes Kim the strongest candidate in the opposition party. Ambitious Seo thinks that unjustified means are necessary for politics, but Kim firmly disagrees. While their conflict deepens, the ruling party secretly contacts Seo to recruit him. Director: Byun Sung-hyun Cast: Sol Kyung-Gu, Lee Sun-Kyun 123 min.  In Korean with English subtitles
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Films, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Kingmaker (2022): Political Drama from Korea (online thru Jan. 31)

Film | Remember (2022): Revenge Drama from Korea (online thru Jan. 31)


Pil-ju, a retired soldier in his 80s with dementia, goes in search of the people he believes to be responsible for the death of his family in the past. With 5 names tattooed on his fingers, and pieces of his collapsing memories, Pil-ju tracks down his target and kills them one by one. A young innocent guy In-gyu unintentionally gets involved in his revenge and eventually becomes the prime suspect of the murder that Pil-ju committed. To prove his innocence, and to stop this old man’s rush, In-gyu can’t help but accompany Pil-ju’s revenge journey. Director: Lee Il-hyung Cast: Nam Joo-hyuk, Lee Sung-min 128 min. In Korean with English subtitles
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Films, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Remember (2022): Revenge Drama from Korea (online thru Jan. 31)

Film | The Girl on a Bulldozer (2022): Korean Girl Seeks Revenge for Father's Death (online thru Jan. 31)


Troublemaker Hye-yeoung is a fearless 19-year-old girl with a dragon tattooed on her arm. Her single father gets into a mysterious car accident and falls into a coma, leaving Hye-yeong and her young sister all alone. Hye-yeong begins to investigate her father’s case and uncovers the truth behind the suspicious accident. Furious at how unfair the world is, she hops on a bulldozer to express rage. Director: Park Ri-woong Cast: Kim Hye-yoon, Park Hyuck-kwon, Yesung 113 min In Korean with English subtitles
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Films, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, The Girl on a Bulldozer (2022): Korean Girl Seeks Revenge for Father's Death (online thru Jan. 31)

Film | The Policeman’s Lineage (2022): Crime Drama from Korea (online thru Jan. 31)


Major Crimes captain Park Kang-yoon receives special funding to carry out his investigations and lives the life of luxury with a fancy sedan, high-end condo, designer suits and accessories. A rookie named Min-jae joins his unit, who happens to be very by the book. The pair become close as they begin investigating a new type of street drug, but Kang-yoon finds out that there is a mole within his unit, who has been compiling a case against him. As Min-jae is shown into the shady world of slush funds being used on cops, he is exposed to a secret organization within the ranks. Director: Lee Kyu-man Cast: Cho Jin-woong, Choi Woo-shik, Park Hee-soon Running Time: 119 min In Korean with English subtitles
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Films, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, The Policeman&rsquo;s Lineage&nbsp;(2022): Crime Drama from Korea (online thru Jan. 31)

Classical Music | Classical and Contemporary Piano Works: Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, and More


Enjoy a mid-year recital by the pianists of the Vermont Professional Program performing music by Haydn, Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, Mel Bonis, Thelonius Monk, and much more. Vaccination proof required.
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Concerts, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Classical and Contemporary Piano Works: Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, and More

Classical Music | Modern and Classical Works for String Quartet


Bergamot Quartet. Program: Sarah Grace Graves () Landing Irene Han (1986 - ) Fragments of Flooded Fields Santiago Gutierrez (1993 - ) Bajo la sombre del tercer Sol Helmut Lachenmann (1935 - ) Grido 
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Concerts, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Modern and Classical Works for String Quartet

Workshop | Play bridge in a stress-free environment


One of the most popular card games of the last century, bridge is still enjoyed by professional and amateur players alike today - and now you can stop by and enjoy it too! Bring your bridge partner, or you will be matched up with someone to play as a pair. There will be instructions and the chance to observe players, making this a perfect event for beginners looking to learn how to play bridge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Play bridge in a stress-free environment

Classical Music | Modern Works for String Quartet


The in-house JACK Quartet premieres new works from members of the JACK Quartet's Studio program. Program: Amy Brandon, Blacklight Joy Guidry, New Work Njabulo Phungula, like knotted strings Andres Guadarrama, New Work
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Concerts, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Modern Works for String Quartet

Opera | Dark Tale Inspired By a True Story


Follow one woman’s dangerous attempt to escape her life as a member of the FLDS Church (Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints), a sect that split from mainstream Mormonism in the early 20th Century largely because of the LDS Church’s renunciation of polygamy. The male founders of the Mormon faith (Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, chief among them) loom large in American history, but this new show puts the women front and center. The narrative draws inspiration from the flurry of media attention surrounding the two most infamous raids on FLDS compounds (the 1953 raid at Short Creek, AZ and the 2008 raid at the YFZ Ranch in Eldorado, TX) as well as the stories of the over 80 wives of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. Set against a red-earthed landscape filled with revelations, dark prophets and white temples stretching towards heaven, chart one woman’s quest for self-discovery in a world where personal identity is forbidden. Directed by Laine Rettmer. Conducted by Geoff McDonald. Cast: Betsy Podsiallo, Sofia Durante, Melissa Hartman, Ziwan Nie, Marcella Astore, Meredith Gray, Emily Summers, Gabriella Aguilar, Joohyun Kim, India Rowland, Sunwei Li, Isabel Silva, Luna Park, Carolyn Boulay, Christopher Lau.
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Concerts, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Dark Tale Inspired By a True Story

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 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Illusions: An Exercise in Collective Storytelling

Classical Music | Cello Works by Rachmaninoff and More


Andrew Ilhoon Byun, Cello. Progam: Krzysztof Penderecki (1933 - 2020) Suite Isang Yun (1917 - 1935) Glissees for Solo Cello Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1974) Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19
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Concerts, January 28, 2023, 01/28/2023, Cello Works by Rachmaninoff and More
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