Free NYC Events List (Monday, 1/20/20-Sunday, 1/26/20)

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My favorite free event last week was the painting class. All the materials were provided, and and I forgot how relaxing painting can be! Painting classes in New York can cost $35, and this one was free! For $35 you can easily book a round trip bus ticket from New York to Boston or Washington DC.

Can you believe that January is already halfway gone? Time is flying by! In my last post, I mentioned how I was able to go to 2 free conferences in January. I was able to attend the Yoga Expo in Los Angeles for free, and Travel and Adventure Show in Boston for free. This week, luckily there is a free conference in New York, which is the New York Times Travel Show!

At the New York Times Travel Show you can expect a lot of exhibitors from destinations around the world, and there are also a lot of speakers where you can learn travel tips. Last year, two of my friends even won giveaways for trips, and there were also good discounted vacation packages from the exhibitors.

If you want to learn about how I find free conferences please go here. Another fun read is also how if you do not want to pay to see a conference speaker, you can also find them speaking for free at events here.

For this week’s edition of the free NYC event list expect a lot of panels, finance, and wellness events. My top pick would be the New York Times Travel Show and the travel networking events.

Panels: MLK Now with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,  J.Cole, and others, Influencer Marketing Strategy, Female Founder Panel, New York Times Travel Show

Finance: Investing in Stock Market, Planning for the Unexpected, and Choosing a Financial Planner

Wellness: mindbodygreen x Vthrive The Vitamin Shoppe Brand, Amazon Treasure Truck (workouts), HIIT, Yoga Classes, Pure Barre, Running Clubs

If you are looking for upcoming free NYC events in January 2020, please be sure to bookmark/pin my “Free NYC Events List January 2020” article, and to check periodically for updates.

Please note, times and things may change, so it is best to contact the event organizer for the latest updates. The event organizer can be found in the link in the title. Events may also fill up to capacity. In addition, promo codes may run out or expire, so please utilize while supplies last.

Monday, 1/20/20

MLK Now 2020 (2pm-6pm)

What:   The event will take place at the historic Riverside Church in Harlem, where Dr. King gave his famous speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” in 1967. MLK Now 2020 will feature Filmmaker Ryan Coogler (“Black Panther”), Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Author and Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, Grammy-Nominated Artist J. Cole, Athlete Marshawn Lynch, New York Times Investigative Journalist and “1619 Project” Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones, Actress Naturi Naughton (“Power”), Actor Jonathan Majors (“Last Black Man in San Francisco”), Actor Anthony Ramos (“In the Heights”), Actress Dawn-Lyen Gardner (“Queen Sugar”), Black Lives Matter Co-Founder and Black Future’s Lab Founder Alicia Garza, Musician Black Thought, Actress Sydnee Washington and many more.
Where: The Riverside Church (490 Riverside Dr, New York, NY)
When: 2pm-6pm
Nearest Train: 1/ 116th St – Colombia University
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Yoga + Meditation (5:30pm-6:30pm)

What: Create balance in your body, clarity in your mind and find beauty in your spirit. Join us for a yoga and meditation practice with Kiki Williams and Setu. Please wear appropriate clothes and bring your own mat, the hotel has a limited supply.
Where: Selina Chelsea New York City, Lower Level Wellness Space (518 West 27th Street, New York, NY)
When: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Nearest Train: 7/ 34th Street–Hudson Yards 
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Jackrabbit Recovery Night (7pm-8:30pm)

What:  Join us as we demo our Theragun G3Pro massage tools after the easy run.
Where: JackRabbit – Union Square (42 W 14th St New York, NY)
When: 7pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: N/R/W/L/4/5/6 14 Street – Union Square
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Tuesday, 1/21/20

Investing In Stocks: The Basics (3:15pm-4:45pm)

What: Introduction for basic investment terms and concepts such as risk and reward, IPO’s, p/e ratios, and relative p/e ratios. Learn how to approach investment decisions and alternative stock investments such as mutual funds and ETF’s. 
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3(188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 3:15pm-4:45pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

Peel N’ Paint (5pm-7pm)

What: Come to Big Reuse to work on your still life painting skills while learning about the Curbside Composting Program! It will be an educational experience about the program though art. There will be light snacks served. All painting materials will be provided.
Where: Big Reuse (1 12th St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 5pm-7pm
Nearest Train: F/G Smith St-9th Streets
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Murano Glass Nutella® Jar Collectors Item Launch(6pm -8pm)

What: Nutella Cafe New York invites you to celebrate the collaboration that created the limited edition the Murano Glass Nutella Jar. Attend to learn more about the iconic masterpiece that combines beauty and taste at our launch event. Attendees will enjoy a Lavazza beverage, a smooth Nutella Biscuit, and receive a Nutellino jar. Menu items & merchandise will be available for purchase.
Where: Nutella Cafe (116 University Pl, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: N/R/W/L/4/5/6 14 Street – Union Square
RSVP: Required (link in title)

How to Choose a Financial Planner (6pm-7:30pm)

What: Charles Failla, CFP® discusses the steps that you can take to help you identify an appropriate financial advisor – including what to look for and what to ask. Learn about the concept of “Fiduciary Care”. Is your advisor a “Fiduciary”? If you don’t know, you should ask.  Presented by the Financial Planning Association of Metro NY.  
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018 (188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

Collaborate & Listen: Influencer Marketing Strategy (6pm-8pm)

What: This January, we’re partnering with TRIBE — the world’s fastest growing Branded Content marketplace — to explore all things influencer marketing with some of the greatest brands in the business. 

FEATURED PANELISTS INCLUDE:

  • Ian Borthwick – Director of Influencer Marketing, SeatGeek
  • Marcus Byrd – Director of Marketing, Dos Toros
  • Emily Carlo – Influencer, @whatsemilydoing
  • Anthony Svirskis – CEO, TRIBE
  • Bobby Palmieri – Co-Founder and CEO, Lilo Social (Moderator)

Where: LMHQ, #20th floor (150 Broadway, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: A/C/J/Z/2/3/4/5 / Fulton St 
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Wednesday, 1/22/20

Photo Restoration in Photoshop (6pm-7pm)

What: Photo Restoration in Photoshop and Bringing Memories Back to Life. This event repeats on Saturday (12pm-1pm) and on Wednesday (6pm-7pm), until 2/29/19. By the end of today’s workshop, you will:

•Be able to retouch and restore using intuitive tools that let you liquify, heal, patch, smooth, lighten and darken your images.

•Edit and adjust, experiment with color; add vignettes; and control exposure, contrast, saturation and focus using a range of essential image editing tools.
Where: Microsoft Store NYC Flagship (677 5th Ave, New York, NY)
When: Wednesday 6pm-7pm, Saturday 12pm-1pm
Nearest Train: E/M 5 Avenue/ 53 St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Pure Barre Classic (6:30pm-7:30pm)

What: Join Pure Barre and Bryant Park for a 50-minute Classic class of low-impact high-intensity movements designed to strengthen and tone. Mats will not be provided. Please bring your own mat, towel, and anything else typical to your practice.
Where: Bryant Park, Overlook at Second floor of the Skating Pavilion (Fifth Avenue and 40th Street)
When: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M 42nd St – Bryant Park
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Traveling Papua New Guinea 101 (6:30pm-8pm)

What: Join us for a free program on traveling Papua New Guinea! Come learn some travel tips from Mary Fairio who is an experienced traveler born and raised in Papua New Guinea ( presenting remotely). Also presenting at HI NYC is Indigo Goodson who is an experienced traveler from California, NYC resident, and traveled to Papua New Guinea in 2019. We will be discussing everything from packing and budgeting to must see attractions and food. We will also be discussing cultural norms and how ones positionally impacts their experience. *FREE FOOD
Where: HI USA (891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 1/ 103rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

New Decade, New Money: Plan for the Unexpected w/o Sabotaging Your Vision Board (6:30pm-8:30pm)

What: With just a month before she releases her first book ever, Fina(ncia)lly Free, Ande Frazier will take us on a guided tour of the financial conversations we need to be having with ourselves and each other as we enter the new decade.

6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Meet and Mingle over cocktails and appetizers in Norwood’s stunning 2nd-floor lounge

7:15 – 8:15 p.m.
We’ll head up to the 4th floor screening room for conversations about money.
Where: Norwood (241 W 14th St, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L 14th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Thursday, 1/23/20

lululemon west side run club (6:30pm-7:30pm)

What: Join us every Thursday until 1/30/20 at 6:30pm for a 30-min run along the Hudson River Park. Whether you’re training for NYC Marathon or just for funsies. Whether you’re brand new to running or an old pro. All people and paces are welcome! For the month of January, we will be teaming up with CorePower Yoga to stretch us out at the 14th St. Park following the run!
Where: lululemon (408 W 14th St, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L 14th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Female Founder Panel (6:30pm-8:30pm)

What:  Kick off 2020 in style and join us for an in conversation event with the female founders of SoGal X Macy’s brands: Blume, Quirktastic, Inc., Sheertex and TomboyX. Moderated by Faran Krentcil, Editorial Director of The Newsette.
Blume (organic acne treatment, to all natural period and self care products) : Taran Ghatrora – Taran is Blume’s Co-founder and CEO, and Bunny Ghatrora – Bunny is Blume’s Co-founder and COO
Quirktastic, Inc (community platform for all geeks): Bryanda Law (Co-founder and CEO)
TomboyX (undergarment): COO and Co-Founder
SoGal is the largest global platform for diverse entrepreneurs and investors that provides resources, education and community.
Where: Macy’s (151 West 34th Street, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: 1/2/3 34th St – Penn Station
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Watercolor Workshop (6:30pm-8:30pm)

What: Join NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun as we partner with the Art Students League for this series of art workshops where you will learn the foundations of watercolor painting. Supplies are provided but limited. No experience necessary. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Where: Recreation Center 54 (348 E 54th St, New York, NY)
When: 11am-1pm
Nearest Train: E/M Lexington Ave -53rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Yoga with Intention: 2020 Vision, Hosted by Setu + Industry City (6:45pm-8pm)

What: Each Thursday from January 9 until January 30, yoga teachers Mary Lou Burkhardt and Linda Lopes, will be leading an hour of yoga asana followed by fifteen minutes of guided journaling. This program is FREE and open to the public. Please bring your own mat. We will provide journaling materials. RSVP requested.
Where: The Landing Annex,  2nd Floor (220 36th St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 6:45pm-8pm
Nearest Train: D/N/R 36th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Alo Mindful Masters: Soundbath Event (7pm-9pm)

What:  Join sound practioner Paul Kuhn and Dr. Erica Matluck from Seven Senses for a holistic tune up at our Williamsburg Store in New York. Through deep listening, concentration and imagination, this sound meditation will create resonance in your mind, body and spirit.
Where: Alo Yoga Sanctuary, Studio & Café (241 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 7pm-9pm
Nearest Train: L/ Bedford Ave
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Friday, 1/24/20

AdventureConnect New York Times Travel Show 2020 (5pm-7pm)

What: Join us at the 2020 New York Times Travel Show (NYTTS) for an AdventureConnect social event immediately following the Focus on Adventure session entitled “Adventure tourism.
Focus on Adventure Panel
Kimberly Daley, President & CEO, MT Sobek
Andrea Ross, Managing Director, Wild Frontiers
Helen Usher, Director, Animondial
Karl Egloff, Director, Travel at World Wildlife Fund
Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (655 W 34th St, New York, NY)
When: 5pm-7pm
Nearest Train: 7/ 34th Street–Hudson Yards 
RSVP: Walk in

NextGenTravel Networking Event: YOTEL New York (6pm-9pm)

What:  Join us at YOTEL New York, a few streets away from Times Square and a convenient walk from the Javits Center (if you’re attending the New York Times Travel Show).  We’ll be on their too-cool indoor terrace where you can grab a drink, make some new connections, and catch-up with our travel community.  If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll even win a stay at the hotel in our raffle for a future stay-cation!
Where: Yotel (570 10th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-9pm
Nearest Train: 1/2/3/7/A/C/E/N/Q/R/W/S 42nd St – Times Square
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Globewanders unofficial after-party to The NY Times Travel Show (8pm-11pm)

What: Save the date & join us in NYC for the 2020 Return of the Globewanders unofficial after-party to The NY Times Travel Show! Globewanders is an epic annual event that brings together influential brands & people in the Travel & Music industry for a celebration of world travel experienced through world dance music
Where: Broken Shaker at Freehand New York (23 Lexington Ave, New York, NY)
When: 8pm-11pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 23rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Saturday, 1/25/20

Amazon Treasure Truck’s “New Year New You Health Tour” (10am-6pm)

What: Join us from 10am – 6pm – the first 200 people will receive a $10 Amazon gift card! Enjoy FREE workout classes from top NYC instructors, and participate in cooking demonstrations and visit fitness and health partners from Under Armour, Samsung, Garden of Life and Shark Ninja!
Saturday
10:30 – Shake n Bake with Electric Flight Crew presented by Under Armour
11:30 – Boxing presented by Rumble Boxing
12:30 – Cooking with Ninja® with Madison Cowan Presented by Ninja®
1:30 – Yoga with Claire Fountain presented by @cbquality
2:30 – Beyoncercise presented by Banana Skirt Productions
3:30 – Pilates presented by 30/60/90 Fitness
4:30 – 30/60/90 presented by 30/60/90 Fitness
5:30 – Y7 Vinyasa Flow presented by Y7 Yoga
Where: The Altman Building (135 W 18th St, New York, NY)
When: 10am-6pm
Nearest Train: 1/18th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

New York Times Travel Show 2020 Free Comp Ticket with Promo Code GONOMAD20, While Supplies Last (10am-6pm)

What: Enjoy the many exhibitors from around the world at the largest travel show in the US, January 25-27. 
Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (655 W 34th St, New York, NY)
When: 10am-6pm
Nearest Train: 7/ 34th Street–Hudson Yards 
RSVP: Required (link in title), Free w/ promo code GONOMAD20

WinteR&R: A winter wellness experience (11am-3pm)

What: Stop in to enjoy some serious WinteR&R– think warm beverages, recharging workouts and inspiring panel discussions– in the middle of one the most iconic winter locations in NYC. Hosted by mindbodygreen x Vthrive The Vitamin Shoppe brand.
11:00 AM | Doors Open
11:30 AM | Yoga Flow led by Alex Silver-Fagan, Nike Master Trainer and Creator of Flow Into Strong
12:15 PM | Pilates led by Lia Bartha, Creator of B the Method
1:00 PM | Panel Discussions moderated by Jason Wachob, Founder and co-CEO, mindbodygreen
2:00 PM | All-Level Workout led by Bryant Johnson, Personal Trainer to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Member of The Vitamin Shoppe Wellness Council
Where: Bryant Park, Winter Village (Fifth Avenue and 40th Street)
When: 11am-3pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M 42nd St – Bryant Park
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Photo Restoration in Photoshop (12pm-1pm)

What: Photo Restoration in Photoshop and Bringing Memories Back to Life. This event repeats on Saturday (12pm-1pm) and on Wednesday (6pm-7pm), until 2/29/19. By the end of today’s workshop, you will:

•Be able to retouch and restore using intuitive tools that let you liquify, heal, patch, smooth, lighten and darken your images.

•Edit and adjust, experiment with color; add vignettes; and control exposure, contrast, saturation and focus using a range of essential image editing tools.
Where: Microsoft Store NYC Flagship (677 5th Ave, New York, NY)
When: Wednesday 6pm-7pm, Saturday 12pm-1pm
Nearest Train: E/M 5 Avenue/ 53 St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Sunday, 1/26/20

Sunday Yoga with lululemon x Chelsea Market (9am-10am)

What: Join us for a complimentary 1-hour flow open to all-levels. Following class, there will be a complimentary treat from Manhattan Fruit Market. BYOM (bring your own mat) if possible. Limited mats provided by lululemon. This event repeats every Sunday until 4/26.
Where: Chelsea Market, The Local (75 9th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 9am-10am
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L 14th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Sundays with Alli x lululemon Williamsburg (9:30am-10:30am)

What:  Join lululemon Williamsburg & Run Coach Alli Felsenthal of RunWithAlliTM for a complimentary HIIT Class! Alli will be teaching her Signature Sweat Less, Stress Less 45-Minute Full-Body Workout, which includes a series of HIIT, Sculpting, Cardio Kickboxing and Abs Circuits in one class. This event repeats every Sunday 1/5/20-1/26/20.
Where: lululemon (129 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 9:30am-10:30am
Nearest Train: L/ Bedford Ave
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Amazon Treasure Truck’s “New Year New You Health Tour” (10am-6pm)

What: Join us from 10am – 6pm – the first 200 people will receive a $10 Amazon gift card! Enjoy FREE workout classes from top NYC instructors, and participate in cooking demonstrations and visit fitness and health partners from Under Armour, Samsung, Garden of Life and Shark Ninja!
Sunday
10:30 – B|X presented by Brick Fitness
11:30 – Boxing presented by Rumble Boxing
12:30 – Cooking with Ninja® with Madison Cowan Presented by Ninja®
1:30 – The Sculpt Society presented by Megan Roup, Creator of The Sculpt Society
2:30 – Lit Popstar Fitness presented by Banana Skirt Productions
3:30 – Pilates presented by 30/60/90 Fitness
4:30 – 30/60/90 presented by 30/60/90 Fitness
5:30 – Y7 Vinyasa Flow presented by Y7 Yoga
Where: The Altman Building (135 W 18th St, New York, NY)
When: 10am-6pm
Nearest Train: 1/18th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

New York Times Travel Show 2020 Free Comp Ticket with Promo Code GONOMAD20, While Supplies Last (11am-5pm)

What: Enjoy the many exhibitors from around the world at the largest travel show in the US, January 25-27. 
Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (655 W 34th St, New York, NY)
When: 11am-5pm
Nearest Train: 7/ 34th Street–Hudson Yards 
RSVP: Required (link in title), Free w/ promo code GONOMAD20

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