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Free things to do, free events that take place in New York City every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something interesting to do today (August 31, 2015) or on any other day of the year don't miss those free-of-charge opportunities that only New York provides! You can find lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

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Where else but in New York City can you listen to a world-class musician, discuss a book with a famous author, take a part in poetry reading, have a glass of wine at an art exhibition opening, and all that on the same day, and all that free of charge, and all of that on any day of the year, whether it's December or July, April or November!

The trick is to know about those free events, free things to do BEFORE they happen, not after the fact. That's where Club Free Time comes in handy! Become a Club Free Time member and start using these unique New York City (NYC) opportunities today, August 31, 2015!

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Club Free Time is your perfect guide to Free Entertainment and Free Culture in the City That Never Sleeps.

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In October and March New York City's cultural scene is the busiest. The same goes for free events, free things to do. That is contrary to the common misconception that most of free events happen in New York City in summer. That 'summer' misconception is due to big publicity that some of New York City summer free events get.
In fact, New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September. So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, August 31, 2015!

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In addition to providing information about free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC), Club Free Time offers its members complimentary tickets to classical music concerts, dance performances and theater: when a producer wants that special buzz of the 'full house' - Club Free Time members are welcomed for their enthusiasm and sophistication!

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Get a taste of free culture and free entertainment in New York City (NYC)!

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Experience an entirely new perspective on New York. 'Open up a whole new cultural world... in one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world, sampling cultural delights beyond anyone's wildest dream.' Rupert Parker, journalist, photographer, cameraman, and TV producer
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The quality and quantity of
free events,
free things to do
that happen 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!

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'New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.' (The New York Times article about Club Free Time).

Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City (NYC) today:
Monday, August 31, 2015

All events, activities, things to do today, Monday, August 31, 2015 are free unless otherwise noted.

Park Walk | Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Park Walks, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Tour | Lower Manhattan Tour
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Lower Manhattan Tour
Tour | Lower Manhattan, Chinatown, Little Italy and SoHo Tour
A multi-neighborhood tour of the Lower Manhattan area. The tour begins on Wall Street, where you will see the New York Stock Exchange and Trinity Church before moving on the the World Trade Center and City Hall. We then move on by subway to visit the largest Chinatown in the United States. Following Chinatown, the tour will continue on through Little Italy and on to SoHo.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Lower Manhattan, Chinatown, Little Italy and SoHo Tour
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
City Walks, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Tour | Southern Park Welcome Tour
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights. Route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. 45 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Southern Park Welcome Tour
Tour | Explore Castle Williams Tour
Castle Williams, the centerpiece of the system of fortifications designed to guard New York City just prior to the War of 1812, has long been off-limits to the public. After an extensive rehabilitation project in 2011, the National Park Service opened the Castle's to the general public for the first time in the fort's 200-year history. Tours of the Castle take visitors through all three levels and the roof. Tours are approximately 30 minutes in length. Visitors are advised that tours require climbing three flights of stairs. The Castle's upper floors are not handicap-accessible. Start times: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Tours, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Explore Castle Williams Tour
Lesson | Beginner Brazilian Portuguese Language Class
Learn a new language in this standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:45 am
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Lessons, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Beginner Brazilian Portuguese Language Class
Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Join a 45-minute docent led tour of the exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Concert | Frank Owens, Pianist, Conductor, Composer, Musical Director
Frank Owens has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It's Showtime at the Apollo. He has worked with an array of singers and received a gold record for his Rhythm Concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn's Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Frank Owens, Pianist, Conductor, Composer, Musical Director
Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour | Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tour | Harlem Tour
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Harlem Tour
Gallery Talk | Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Join a 45-minute docent led tour of the exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Tour | High Line Tour
The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion |
Join writer-director Bob Byington and actor Jason Schwartzman as they discuss 7 Chinese Brothers. The quirky comedy centers on Larry (Schwartzman), an inebriated sad sack who has a dog for a best friend and relies on his grandmother for financial support. But when fate lands him a job at a Quick Lube, he falls for his boss and begins to turn his life around.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Discussions, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Actor Jason Schwartzman discusses his film 7 Chinese Brothers
Slide Lecture | Tovah Martin discusses her book The Indestructible Houseplant: 200 Beautiful, Easy-Care Plants that Everyone Can Grow
This illustrated lecture highlights indoor plants that are tough, beautiful, reliable, and readily available. It includes tips on care, maintenance, ideas for combining houseplants in eye-catching indoor displays, and offers inspiration for incorporating houseplants into a variety of décors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Tovah Martin discusses her book The Indestructible Houseplant: 200 Beautiful, Easy-Care Plants that Everyone Can Grow
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm

Regular: $45
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Theaters, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Comic theater
7:00 pm
Regular: $79
Member: $0.00
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Theaters, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Comedy play
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm

Regular: $15
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Performances, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Exploration of music and story telling
Screening |
Star tenor Vittorio Grigolo is the poet-adventurer whose string of failed romances are the subject of Offenbach’s sparkling operetta. The women he loves and loses are portrayed by Erin Morley as the mechanical doll Olympia, Hibla Gerzmava as the consumptive artist Antonia and the self-absorbed diva Stella, and Christine Rice as the courtesan Giulietta; Kate Lindsey sings Hoffmann’s faithful friend Nicklausse and Thomas Hampson sings the Four Villains. Yves Abel conducts. "Opera on Screen" takes place daily from August 29th to September 7th.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Screenings, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Opera on Screen: Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Tour | Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE** THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please note they do utilize the subway on this tour so you will need $5 for subway tickets.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Tours, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
8:00 pm
to 10:00 pm

Regular: $12
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Concerts, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, A tribute to the King of Pop
8:00 pm
to 9:30 pm

Regular: $12
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Concerts, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Latin jazz
Concert |
Hosted by D'Ambrose Boyd with David Pearl at the piano. Where New York's finest professional and aspiring singers come to sing their favorites and hear their peers perform before an intimate audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Concerts, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Singers Space
10:00 pm
to 11:30 pm

Regular: $12
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Concerts, August 31, 2015, 08/31/2015, Latin jazz
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Performance | Exploration of music and story telling

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Concert | Tribute to a rock legend

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Concert | Piano works of Chopin, and more

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