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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on March 2, 2020?

31 free events take place on Monday, March 2 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 March 2 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 March . 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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31 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Monday, March 2, 2020

All events, things to do on Monday, March 2, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

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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 Tracing the evolution of Berlin Stories to Cabaret
free events nyc The African Company Presents Richard III: Based on a True Story
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Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Workshops, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Morning Meditation

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
Free
Tours, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Tax Preparation with AARP


AARP’s free income tax preparation program is an IRS-certified and supervised program offering tax services. Please see tax prep requirements here. Tax preparation services will be provided every Monday from10 AM-2 PM, February 3 - April 13.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Tax Preparation with AARP

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Film | Smithereens (1982): Young Woman Comes To New York To Join The Punk Subculture


A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene. 93 min. Director: Susan Seidelman. Starring Susan Berman, Brad Rijn, Richard Hell. Smithereens marked the debut of Oscar-nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner. It was the first American independent film invited to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Films, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Smithereens (1982): Young Woman Comes To New York To Join The Punk Subculture

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Film | The NeverEnding Story (1984): A German Fantasy Movie


A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. 102 min. Director: Wolfgang Petersen. Starring Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach. At the time of its release, The NeverEnding Story was the most expensive film produced outside the United States or the Soviet Union. It was based on based The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. Wireless listening device is needed to hear the film. Please go a few minutes early to borrow one with your library card or State/City identification card. You may use your own headphone.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Films, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, The NeverEnding Story (1984): A German Fantasy Movie

Lecture | Seamless Natural Communication Between Humans and Machines


Dialog systems such as Alexa and Siri are everywhere in our lives. They can complete tasks such as booking flights, making restaurant reservations and training people for interviews. However, currently deployed dialog systems are rule-based and cannot generalize to different domains, let alone flexible dialog context tracking. This talk will first discuss how to design studies to collect realistic dialogs through a crowdsourcing platform. Then it will introduce a dialog model that utilizes limited data to achieve good performance by leveraging multi-task learning and semantic scaffolds. Speaker Zhou Yu is an Assistant Professor at the UC Davis Computer Science Department.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Seamless Natural Communication Between Humans and Machines

Film | Fahrenheit 451 (1966): British Dystopian Drama


In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. 112 min. Director: Francois Truffaut. Starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack. At the 1966 Venice Film Festival, Fahrenheit 451 was nominated for the Golden Lion. *Doors open at 12:45 PM and close at 1:30 PM. Late arrivals are NOT permitted.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Fahrenheit 451 (1966): British Dystopian Drama

Film | La Belle et la Bete (1946): A French Romantic Fantasy Classic


A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. 93 min. Directors: Jean Cocteau, Rene Clement. Starring Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parely. The movie is an adaptation of the 1757 story La Belle et la Bete , written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, La Belle et la Bete (1946): A French Romantic Fantasy Classic

Workshop | E-file Tax Assistance


You can prepare and file your tax return electronically with some help from a tax assistant...all for free. To participate in this free program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documentation and information
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Workshops, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, E-file Tax Assistance

Tour | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Join this tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past. Given that the tour route is outdoors, please be aware that tours are occasionally suspended due to inclement weather.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Lunchtime Meditation

Workshop | Video Skills: Recording Techniques with iPhone


Capture your best video right from your iPhone. Learn recording techniques and how to control exposure, set focus, and more. Get hands-on with the latest iPhone in this session or bring your own. Recommended for beginners.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Video Skills: Recording Techniques with iPhone

Film | The Big Street (1942): Drama With Henry Fonda And Lucille Ball


A busboy in requited love with a nightclub performer grows closer to her after she is paralyzed in an attack by her gangster boyfriend. 88 min. Director: Irving Reis. Starring Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball, Barton MacLane.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, The Big Street (1942): Drama With Henry Fonda And Lucille Ball

Author Reading | Chasing Cosby: The Downfall of America's Dad


Award-winning investigative reporter, Nicole Weisensee Egan, pursued the allegations that "America's Dad" drugged and sexually assaulted women. Her stories and interviews with survivors shaped the prosecution that led to his conviction. The "Chasing Cosby" podcast updates and expands upon Egan's reporting in the book of the same name, collecting the first-hand accounts of women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault.
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Author Readings, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Chasing Cosby: The Downfall of America's Dad

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
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Tours, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Author Reading | Born After: Reckoning with the German Past


Angelika Bammer's memoir grapples with the legacies of German and Nazi history, and reflects on the relationship between history and memory through Bammer's personal narrative.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Born After: Reckoning with the German Past

Film | Easy Living (1937): A Screwball Comedy


This class will look at some of the best films of the screwball genre. There will be an introduction to each film and a screening followed by a class discussion. During the Great Depression, a wealthy banker throws away his wife's expensive fur coat; it lands on the head of a stenographer, leading to everyone assuming she is his mistress and has access to his millions. 88 min. Director: Mitchell Leisen. Starring Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland. The song "Easy Living" was composed for the film by composers Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin, and it has since become a jazz standard, made famous by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and many other jazz singers. Screwball comedy is a subgenre of the romantic comedy genre that became popular during the Great Depression, originating in the early 1930s and thriving until the early 1940s. It is widely known for satirizing the traditional love story.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Easy Living (1937): A Screwball Comedy

Performance | Tracing the evolution of Berlin Stories to Cabaret


The library holds the archives of Christopher Isherwood, author of Berlin Stories; John Van Druten, I Am a Camera playwright; and Harold Prince, the director and producer of Cabaret. This is an evening of recitations, scenes, and commentary tracing the evolution of Berlin Stories to Cabaret, with special guest Joel Grey.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Performances, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Tracing the evolution of Berlin Stories to Cabaret

Talk | Trans Visibility and Representation


Welcome Indya Moore to discuss trans visibility and representation, and gender and intersectionality. With Indya Moore, star of FX's Pose.
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Talks, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Trans Visibility and Representation

Lecture | Waste as an Afterlife of Slavery: Black Disposability and the Plantation Logic of Cleaning


Speaker Dr. Marisa Solomon uses black Marxist feminist and queer theory, intersectionality, and standpoint epistemologies to ethnographically explore histories of space and place and the materiality, durability, and violence of environmental racisms in the United States. Marisa focuses on how working-class communities of color respond to their enforced proximities to trash and toxicity through politics, aesthetics, and alternative futures. 
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Lectures, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Waste as an Afterlife of Slavery: Black Disposability and the Plantation Logic of Cleaning

Book Discussion | Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo


Celebrating one of the most important Italian American female authors of our time, Personal Effects offers a lucid view of Louise DeSalvo as a writer who produced a vast and provocative body of memoir writing, a scholar who enriched our understanding of Virginia Woolf, and a teacher who transformed countless lives. More than an anthology, Personal Effects represents an author case study and an example for modern Italian American interdisciplinary scholarship. Panelists: Moderator: Edvige Giunta, New Jersey City University Emily Bernard, University of Vermont Mary Jo Bona, SUNY, Stony Brook Amy Jo Burns, writer Nancy Carnevale, Montclair State University Nancy Caronia, West Virginia University Peter Covino, University of Rhode Island John Gennari, University of Vermont
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Book Discussions, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo

Author Reading | Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote


The suffrage movement was “a 75-year marathon through the very core of American history,” writes Ellen Carol DuBois. The 19th amendment was ratified in 1920, but the heroic efforts to get it passed extend back prior to the Civil War. In Suffrage DuBois explores the early links between abolition and suffrage and the collaboration between Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony with  Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass. And she follows through successive generations of leaders like Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul, who brought the fight into the 20th century—and Ida B. Wells-Barnett, who demanded voting rights for African American women even as white suffragists ignored them. DuBois will discuss the history of suffrage, and the many ways in which the passing of the 19th amendment shaped the century that followed. She will be joined in conversation by CUNY Grad Center dean and professor of Sociology, Julie C. Suk.
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Author Readings, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Suffrage:&nbsp;Women's Long Battle for the Vote

Book Discussion | Unrealism: New Figurative Painting


Figuration is one of the oldest art forms, but it continually evolves, along with our changing understanding of human identity. Aria Dean, Sam McKinniss, Ebecho Muslimova A'10, and Tschabalala Self discuss contemporary figurative painting of the last five years in a free, public event. Alison Gingeras moderates. The featured artists often source imagery from the Internet, and draw on aesthetics developed in Internet-first channels. Digital techniques and affordances are incorporated into rendering processes with traditional media: brushstrokes are more precise, lines are sharper, and color is more highly keyed. In these works, expressionism is located more in the composition than in the paint handling. This event launches Rizzoli's Unrealism: New Figurative Painting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Unrealism: New Figurative Painting

Discussion | A Pioneering Figure in Mail Art


This panel discussion is organized with the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art on the occasion of the exhibition Ulises Carrión: The Big Monster currently held at ISLAA. Ulises Carrión (1941, Mexico–1989, Netherlands) was a pioneering figure in mail art, a movement and a medium that produced a unique international network of creative exchange in the 1970s and 1980s. Throughout his life he developed an important oeuvre that spanned performance, video art, and books. This program invites Felipe Becerra (Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University) Mónica de la Torre (Madelon Leventhal Rand endowed Chair in Literature, English, Brooklyn College), and Zanna Gilbert (senior research specialist, Getty Research Institute) to discuss Carrión’s work and legacy. The panel will be moderated by Aimé Iglesias Lukin (Director and Chief Curator of Visual Arts, Americas Society and Curator of Ulises Carrión: The Big Monster.)
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Discussions, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, A Pioneering Figure in Mail Art

Discussion | Writing for Children and Young Adults Forum


Amy Ewing and Charlotte Davis, authors, respectively of The Alcazar and The Good Luck Girls, read from and discuss their new books.
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Discussions, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Writing for Children and Young Adults Forum

Staged Reading | The African Company Presents Richard III: Based on a True Story


40 years before the Civil War, William Henry Brown, a free black American, organizes a production of Shakespeare's Richard III for a predominantly black audience. But in doing so, Brown challenges the leading producer of New York City, Stephen Price, who has secured the famous English actor Junius Brutus Booth to play Richard III at his Park Theatre. As Brown fights for the right of his company to present Shakespeare, his African Grove Theatre Company fights within their ranks, questioning the appropriation of English drama for African-American actors and the racial implications of such a move. Carlyle Brown's The African Company Presents Richard III carries a timeless message of negotiating racial consciousness in theatre that still resonates for actors and audiences today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Staged Readings, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, The African Company Presents Richard III: Based on a True Story

Book Club | International Literature Book Club: Abigail


Abigail by Hungarian author Magda Szabó, is "a tense, intimate narrative that brilliantly depicts youthful innocence ensnared by lethal menace . . . Szabó the magician reveals, for an instant, time, history and human folly, all glimpsed through a child’s clear eyes." - The Wall Street Journal
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Book Clubs, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, International Literature Book Club: Abigail

Lecture | El Paso/Juarez: Resistance on the Front Lines of a Manufactured War


Speaker Juan Ortiz is a community organizer, artist, and activist who was most recently a finalist for a 2020 Blade of Grass Fellowship In Socially Engaged Art, a 2017-2018 Right of Return Fellow, a Baltimore Social Innovation Fellow (2016) and the Creative Alliance’s Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Fellow in Community Art for 2016-2017. He is presently a doctoral student, instructor and fellow in Mexican American studies at the University of Arizona with a minor in American Indian Studies, where his research concentrates on the effects of mass incarceration in a border context.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, El Paso/Juarez: Resistance on the Front Lines of a Manufactured War

Dance Performance | Experiments in Dance


A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join each season in performing at the historic church. Featuring: Malcolm-x Betts Movement of the People Dance Company n ï m company Laurel Snyder
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