January NYC Events (01/17/22)


Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

Best Free Things To Do in NYC This Week

“The quality and quantity of free events, free things to do that take place in New York City every day of the year is truly amazing. So don’t miss the opportunities that only New York provides: stop wondering what to do; start taking advantage of free things to do, free events to go to in NYC today!”

Join Club Free Time – I did, and it’s one of the best things I ever did. Here is a sample of FREE events this week. Get more information by going to the Club Free Time website.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Editor’s Pick Film | In Search of My Sister (2021): Screening and Discussion of Genocide in China (online)
For decades, the Chinese Communist Party has sought to forcibly assimilate the Uyghur Muslim community moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Tue, Jan 18
5:00 pm

Free

Films, January 18, 2022, 01/18/2022, In Search of My Sister (2021): Screening and Discussion of Genocide in China (online)

Editor’s Pick Tour | Banff: A Walk in the Canadian Rockies (online, livestream)
Join the tour guide Patrick Twomey for an evening walk in beautiful Banff National Park, Alberta. The moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Tue, Jan 18
6:15 pm

Free

Tours, January 18, 2022, 01/18/2022, Banff: A Walk in the Canadian Rockies (online, livestream)

Editor’s Pick Author Reading | Game On: 15 Stories of Wins, Losses, and Everything in Between (online)
Raise your hand if, over the past year, you turned or returned to games—board games, computer games, moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Tue, Jan 18
7:30 pm

Free

Author Readings, January 18, 2022, 01/18/2022, Game On: 15 Stories of Wins, Losses, and Everything in Between (online)

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Editor’s Pick Film | Beauty and the Beast (2017): Timeless Fairytale (online, streaming for 24 hours)
Journeying across the perilous countryside, a struggling merchant stumbles upon the magical domain of moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Wed, Jan 19
12:00 am
to 11:59 pm

Free

Films, January 19, 2022, 01/19/2022, Beauty and the Beast (2017): Timeless Fairytale (online, streaming for 24 hours)

Editor’s Pick Concert | A Percussion Duo
An evening of live music by a precussion duo.
New York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Wed, Jan 19
4:30 pm
to 6:00 pm

Free

Concerts, January 19, 2022, 01/19/2022, A Percussion Duo

Editor’s Pick Workshop | How to Develop a Comic Strip
Students will learn about the mechanics of a comic strip with an introduction to the world of comics moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Wed, Jan 19
5:30 pm

Free

Workshops, January 19, 2022, 01/19/2022, How to Develop a Comic Strip

Editor’s Pick Jazz | Jazz Quartet: Blues, Bop, Ballads, Gospel Roots
Jay Hoggard, Vibes; Nat Adderley, Jr., Piano; Belden Bullock, Bass; Pheeroan akLaff, Drums. One of the moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Wed, Jan 19
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm

Free

Concerts, January 19, 2022, 01/19/2022, Jazz Quartet: Blues, Bop, Ballads, Gospel Roots

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Editor’s Pick Symposium | State of Democracy Summit (online)
Debates about election procedures and voting rights continue to heat up at the local and national levels. moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Thu, Jan 20
12:00 pm

Free

Symposiums, January 20, 2022, 01/20/2022, State of Democracy Summit (online)

Editor’s Pick Dance Performance | Ice Skating Performance
Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) presents short pop-up lunch time performances. Be dazzled by some of the moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Thu, Jan 20
12:40 pm

Free

Dance Performances, January 20, 2022, 01/20/2022, Ice Skating Performance

Editor’s Pick Concert | Winter Songs With Mezzo-Soprano and Lutes (In Person and Online)
Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Howard Bass, lutes. “A Wintry Mix” is a potpourri of traditional moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Thu, Jan 20
1:15 pm
to 2:00 pm

Free

Concerts, January 20, 2022, 01/20/2022, Winter Songs With Mezzo-Soprano and Lutes (In Person and Online)

Editor’s Pick Discussion | Nazis on Long Island: The Story of Camp Siegfried (online)
In 1936, the German-American Bund, a pro-Nazi group, was formed in the United States to advocate for moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Thu, Jan 20
2:00 pm

Free

Discussions, January 20, 2022, 01/20/2022, Nazis on Long Island: The Story of Camp Siegfried (online)

Editor’s Pick Concert | New York in Yiddish Song (online)
This is a night exploring New York City in the Yiddish imagination with musical performances from inside moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Thu, Jan 20
6:30 pm

Free

Concerts, January 20, 2022, 01/20/2022, New York in Yiddish Song (online)

Friday, January 21, 2022

Editor’s Pick Opening Reception | The Medieval Body: The Human Form Over a Thousand Years
The title of the exhibition refers to both a literal thread of figuration that runs throughout the works moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Fri, Jan 21
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

Free

Opening Receptions, January 21, 2022, 01/21/2022, The Medieval Body: The Human Form Over a Thousand Years

Editor’s Pick Dancing | Winter Wonderland Silent Disco Party
Light up your best “apres-ski” look and strut your stuff at a cold weather family-friendly silent dance moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Fri, Jan 21
6:00 pm
to 9:00 pm

Free

Dancings, January 21, 2022, 01/21/2022, Winter Wonderland Silent Disco Party

Editor’s Pick Play | Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare’s Tragic Teens (online; streaming for 24 hours)
Teenagers Romeo and Juliet fall for each other despite their warring families in Verona. Their passionate moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Fri, Jan 21
7:30 pm

Free

Plays, January 21, 2022, 01/21/2022, Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Tragic Teens (online; streaming for 24 hours)

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Editor’s Pick Fair | Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors
Search for hidden gems as you browse through 50-60 vendors of antiques, vintage goods, architectural moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Sat, Jan 22
8:00 am
to 4:00 pm

Free

Fairs, January 22, 2022, 01/22/2022, Flea Market: Antiques, Vintage Goods, Food Vendors

Editor’s Pick Jazz | Tribute to One of The Most Important Jazz Drummers in History, Max Roach
Vocalist Christine Correa and her ensemble perform the rarely performed compositions of percussionist moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Sat, Jan 22
7:00 pm

Free

Concerts, January 22, 2022, 01/22/2022, Tribute to One of The Most Important Jazz Drummers in History, Max Roach

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Editor’s Pick Performance | Sweet Tea and the Southern Jew: Stories of Struggle and Humor (online)
Growing up or living in the American South, one finds oneself in a legacy of hospitality, good food, moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Sun, Jan 23
7:00 pm

Free

Performances, January 23, 2022, 01/23/2022, Sweet Tea and the Southern Jew: Stories of Struggle and Humor (online)

Editor’s Pick Tour | One of Japan’s Oldest Temples (online, livestream)
Zenko-ji temple is one of Japan’s oldest and most important Buddhist temples. Built in dedication to moreNew York City, NY; NYC Join the Club! Go!

Sun, Jan 23
8:15 pm

Free

Tours, January 23, 2022, 01/23/2022, One of Japan's Oldest Temples (online, livestream)

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