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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on January 31, 2023?

23 free events take place on Tuesday, January 31 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 31 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of January . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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23 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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free events nyc Orson Welles' Touch of Evil (1958)
free events nyc Why Planning Matters: How Planners Saved New York (online)
free events nyc Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
free events nyc Something about the Weather: A Concert of Traditional Instruments, Digital Processing and Everyday Objects
        

Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Get in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, Adult Zumba

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 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Discussion | Literature and History (online)


Lore Segal was born in Vienna in 1928 and was educated at the University of London. A finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Segal has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, two PEN/O. Henry Awards, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award, and a fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. Much of her work has explored the experience of displacement and immigration, such as the novel Other People’s Houses (1964), based on her experience as a Kindertransport refugee, or Her First American (1985) a love story between a refugee from Hitler’s Europe and a witty, hard-drinking, black intellectual. NPR Correspondent Uri Berliner will engage Segal in a conversation about life, literature, and history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, Literature and History (online)

Book Discussion | Going Dark: From New York Times Bestselling Author Melissa de la Cruz (online)


A gripping new ripped-from-the-headlines adult thriller is about all the missing girls who fall off the radar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, Going Dark: From New York Times Bestselling Author Melissa de la Cruz (online)

Lecture | Historical Fakes in Russian Media During the First Phase of the Russian Aggression Against Ukraine (in-person and online)


Battlefield confrontations are only one element of the war in Ukraine. Russian hybrid aggression preceded a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. This hybrid war had multilevel dimensions including interpretation of the past. During 2014-2016 Russia disseminated historical fakes that had to present Ukraine as an artificial and failed state. Covering the situation in Ukraine, Russian media uses the frame of WWII, which is extremely ideologies in contemporary Russian public discourse. The Russian-supported campaign in Donbas is predicated as a “Little Patriotic War” — a repetition or re-enactment of “The Great Patriotic War.” What other historical fakes were used by Russia? How have these fakes affected reality? What impact have they had in Ukraine and abroad? Speaker Yana Prymachenko is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of History of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, Historical Fakes in Russian Media During the First Phase of the Russian Aggression Against Ukraine (in-person and online)

Workshop | Midweek Meditation (online)


A midweek meditation for relaxing body and mind. Larry Hurst and Sonda Stein moderate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, Midweek Meditation (online)

Film | Orson Welles' Touch of Evil (1958)


A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. Dir: Orson Welles. With Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Marlene Dietrich, Zsa Zsa Gabor. 111 Min. George Orson Welles (1915 - 1985) was an American director, actor, screenwriter and producer who is remembered for his innovative work in radio, theatre and film. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. His first film was Citizen Kane (1941), which is consistently ranked as one of the greatest films ever made and which he co-wrote, produced, directed and starred in as the title character, Charles Foster Kane. Welles released twelve other features, the most acclaimed of which include The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), The Lady from Shanghai (1947), Touch of Evil (1958), The Trial (1962), Chimes at Midnight (1966) and F for Fake (1973).
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Films, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, Orson Welles' Touch of Evil (1958)

Book Discussion | Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


Rolling Stone writers Rob Sheffield and Brittany Spanos discuss the all-new reboot of one of the most hotly debated lists in the music world. Rolling Stone has created an oversized companion book to celebrate the all-new 2020 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, telling the stories behind every album through incredible photography, original album art, unique critical commentary, breakout pieces on the making of key albums, and archival interviews.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Book Discussions, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Book Club | The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie


The Murder of Roger Ackroyd begins as the quiet little village of King’s Abbot (modern-day Castle Combe) wakes up to the shocking news of the death of the widow Ferrars. Less than a day later, her distressed fiancè widower, Roger Ackroyd, is found murdered under completely baffling circumstances. This mystery, first published in June 1926 in the United Kingdom, is the third novel by Agatha Christie to feature Hercule Poirot as the lead detective. It is a relatively short book, and it moves briskly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

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 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, Play bridge in a stress-free environment

Talk | State of the Borough Address


Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine invites the public to an address which will reflect on the past year, discuss goals for 2023, and include a live performance and light refreshments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, State of the Borough Address

Discussion | Studying the Now: Dismantling Anti-Black and Antisemitic Rhetoric (online)


This panel will invite speakers to explore the connections between anti-Blackness and antisemitism. Kanye West’s recent appearances in the media are the most recent manifestation of a sharp rise in both anti-Blackness and antisemitism in popular discourse. Often, when these forms of bigotry are put into dialogue, they are pitted against each other as irreducible expressions of discrimination. But this panel will invite speakers to explore the connections between anti-Blackness and antisemitism, as well as what is distinctive in the contemporary moment in which they are linked together. The purpose of this panel is to unpack and contextualize anti-Blackness and antisemitism in popular discourse. Topics may include celebrity, social media and race; historical relationships between Black and Jewish people in the United States; the different ways that anti-Black and antisemitic beliefs become linked in contemporary ideology (e.g., “Great Replacement Theory”) and the ways in which they are distinct; and what possibilities exist in culture and scholarship to resist and dismantle both of these bigotries. Moderated by Jennifer Rosales, VP for Inclusion & Engaged Learning, Chief Diversity Officer Panelists: -- Westenley Alcenat, Assistant Professor of History at Fordham University -- Racquel Gates, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Columbia University -- Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York City -- Magda Teter, Professor of History and the Shvidler Chair of Judaic Studies at Fordham University
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, Studying the Now: Dismantling Anti-Black and Antisemitic Rhetoric (online)

Reading | Three Memoirs of Fiume: Jewish Victims of Italian Fascism


After various attempts to seize the city, Mussolini in 1924 annexed Fiume. As a result, thousands of Fiumani who identified as Croatians, Slovenes, Hungarians, and others became victims of legislative, political, and physical persecution. Here, the first Fascist laboratory of ethnic cleansing took form. From the library and archive of Centro Primo Levi, this event will read excerpts from the memoirs of Jewish women who grew up in Fiume and became victims of Fascist persecution: Cathy Lager, Andra and Tatiana Bucci, and Nora Tausz. Featuring: Dominique Kirchner Reill, University of Miami Andra and Tatiana Bucci Nora Tausz Ronai Marsha Fink
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, Three Memoirs of Fiume: Jewish Victims of Italian Fascism

Discussion | Why Planning Matters: How Planners Saved New York (online)


The centennial of the RPA - the Regional Plan Association - was celebrated last October with a stunning exhibition in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall and recognized in a session at the national conference of the Society of City and Regional Planning History. This event will continue the discussion with a live panel - but online audience - that brings together the President of the RPA, Tom Wright, the designer and producer of the centennial exhibition The Constant Future: A Century of the Regional Plan, James Sanders, FAIA, and urban and planning historian Robert Fishman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Discussions, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, Why Planning Matters: How Planners Saved New York (online)

Talk | Hard Hat Tour: New Discoveries at 97 Orchard Street (online)


Over the last five months, the museum has been working to preserve the historic tenement at 97 Orchard Street for the next generation. This is a deep dive into the care and maintenance of this 160-year-old tenement. Get a window into the process of reinforcing a foundation, reconstructing stairs, and taking up floorboards (with a look at the new objects we’ve found underneath). Hear directly from the museum’s Senior Director of Curatorial Affairs and Collections Manager as you explore 97 Orchard Street through the Museum’s new 3D scans of the building.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, Hard Hat Tour: New Discoveries at 97 Orchard Street (online)

Book Discussion | I Always Think It's Forever: A Love Story Set in Paris as Told by an Unreliable but Earnest Narrator


Timothy Goodman's sweeping, unique graphic memoir about an artist’s year abroad in Paris and how it gave way to an all-encompassing love affair and crushing heartbreak as he wrestled with trauma, masculinity, and the real possibility of hope.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, I Always Think It's Forever: A Love Story Set in Paris as Told by an Unreliable but Earnest Narrator

Book Discussion | The World and All That It Holds: Epic Novel of 1914 Sarajevo (online)


Author Aleksandar Hemon's grand, tender, sweeping novel that spans decades and continents and cements Hemon’s status as one of the boldest voices in fiction. In this epic and intimate story set in 1914 Sarajevo, gentle-souled Rafael Pinto pounds herbs in his pharmacy until war explodes with Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination and Pinto finds himself in the trenches, falling in love with fellow soldier Osman. Together, they escape the gruesome realities of battle and travel over mountains and across deserts, from one world to another.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, The World and All That It Holds: Epic Novel of 1914 Sarajevo (online)

Book Discussion | They Clasp My Hand | Die meine Hand ergreifen: A Memoir of the Holocaust


Elisabeth Frischauf has written a narrative poem memoir, which was published in English with German translation in 2022. Across generations, stories illuminate the personal effect of good and evil in the world. Through her deeply emotional and moving poetry, Frischauf tells the story of her family fleeing Austria during World War II, the loss of her grandmothers and extended family during the Holocaust, and also stories of her life growing up in the United States as a daughter of refugees and the birth of her first grandchild. Elisabeth Frischauf is a neuro-psychiatrist, artist and poet who lives and works in New York. After downsizing her medical practice in the early 2000, she concentrates on poetry writing and sculpting clay.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, They Clasp My Hand | Die meine Hand ergreifen: A Memoir of the Holocaust

Lecture | Cognition: What Music Can Do (online)


A talk exploring current discoveries and debates in science. 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, ME. Her training is in music performance and psychology and her research has spanned how music training impacts the brain across the lifespan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | In the Garden of the Righteous 


Abe Foxman, former director of the Anti-Defamation League, in conversation with Author Richard Hurowitz on his recent book profiling acts of live-saving heroism during the Holocaust. 
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Concert | Something about the Weather: A Concert of Traditional Instruments, Digital Processing and Everyday Objects


A new and original work by New York-based composer, producer, and performer Hahn Rowe. Rowe describes Something about the Weather as "an inquiry into what we do when we are left to make something from nothing. While old structures are stubbornly refusing to die, many have lost the ability to dream of another reality. Music and sound can ignite our ability to ride along the edges of our imagination, where transformation is possible." In this concert, Rowe will use digital processing alongside traditional instruments and crude, everyday objects to build a fluid, shapeshifting soundscape for the Lantern -- the flexible, top-floor space of the venue. "An expedition in the wilderness? A cooking show gone awry? A negotiation of inclement conditions?," Rowe asks. Something about the Weather is "a ritual romp through a playground of all things sonorous."
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, January 31, 2023, 01/31/2023, Something about the Weather: A Concert of Traditional Instruments, Digital Processing and Everyday Objects

Concert | Meditative Music for Voices, N'goni, and String Ensemble


Combining Afrocentric and Western musical traditions, Listen to the Rain is an 8-movement piece for voices and chamber ensemble which explores the Taoist tradition of the "fusion of the 5 elements" and the cyclical relations of life on earth. Anaïs Maviel, Voice/N'goni; Pauline Kim Harris, Violin/Voice; Conrad Harris, Violin/Voice; Chieh-Fan Yiu, Viola/Voice; Chris Gross, Cello/Voice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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