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Free things to do that happen in New York City (NYC) every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something to do on August 3, 2015 don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! You'll see lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events 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!

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!

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October and March are the busiest months in NYC in terms of 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 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.

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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 03, 2015

All events, activities, things to do today, Monday, August 3, 2015 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Barre Class
Energize your day with a workout before work. Balance, strengthen, and lengthen the body with moves inspired by ballet, yoga, and Pilates. Focusing on a unique combination of dynamic movement and isometric holds, the sequences work strategically to transform the body and develop long term postural benefits. Taught by the experts from barre3. No equipment necessary. Bringing a water bottle is encouraged.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Broadway Dance Workout
Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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Tours, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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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Park Walks, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, 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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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

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City Walks, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo 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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Park Walk | Experience Fort Jay: An Island Star
At the top of the island sits a fortification that has seen nearly as many uses as it has years of completion. From war fort to music school to housing Confederate prisoners of war, to family housing, Fort Jay is the real star of the show. They say that because from the air, it is shaped like a star. This is a 30-minute tour. Start times: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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Lesson | Beginner Japanese 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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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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Discussion | James Dean
Lively and entertaining commentary on James Dean with resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and author Jim Baker.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 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 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Jazz | Deanna Witkowski, Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition
Possessing a supple sense of swing, ravishing touch, and vast harmonic resources, pianist/composer Deanna Witkowski has created an utterly personal body of music informed by her deep knowledge of jazz, European classical and Brazilian forms. The winner of the 2002 Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Witkowski has released five critically hailed albums since 2000.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Deanna Witkowski, Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition
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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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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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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Hike | Hike Through History Tour
The tour for those that want it all. The most comprehensive program takes you to early every highlight in the historic district. No tickets or reservations required. Be prepared to walk 1.5 miles over 90 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 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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3:30 pm
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Workshop | Big City Fishing
Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Film | Oscar Nominee Marathon Man (1976): Open Wide
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider. A Columbia grad student and runner gets mixed up with international intrigue, stolen diamonds, a government agent, and a Nazi war criminal with a penchant for oral surgery. 125 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Oscar Nominee Marathon Man (1976): Open Wide
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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6:00 pm
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Tours, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, High Line Tour
Book Discussion | Contemporary Classics Book Discussion: Rachel Kushner's The Flamethrowers
Looking for a little something to liven up your Monday evening? This month's book up for discussion will be Rachel Kushner's fast-paced, sexy, and thoughtful work of feminist fiction. This monthly discussion group is an informal opportunity to dig deep into some of the finest examples of contemporary writing--and make friends with some fellow book-lovers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Contemporary Classics Book Discussion: Rachel Kushner's The Flamethrowers
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture explores the surprising conformity at the heart of the digital culture and what it means now that none of us can ever be alone. It is a call for social media users to take back ownership of their digital lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Slide Lectures, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Jacob Silverman discusses his book Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Film | Ken Hughes' Sextette (1978): Very Late Mae West Curiosity
Stars: Mae West, George Hamilton, Ringo Starr. Marlo Manners is enjoying her honeymoon with Sir Michael Barrington, husband number 6. As luck would have it, an international conference is taking place in the same hotel and the Russian delegate (one of Marlo's former husbands) is threatening to derail the negotiations unless he can have one more fling with his ex. Adding to the complications is a tape Marlo has made detailing all of her affairs and scandals, which her manager is desperately trying (and failing) to destroy. 91 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Ken Hughes' Sextette (1978): Very Late Mae West Curiosity
Dance Lesson |
Join this dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. You can also bring your own drum and follow the guidance of our professional drumming teachers playing for the class. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Get fit while becoming more musical.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Dance Lessons, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, West African Drum and Dance
Concert | Beautiful: The Carole King Musical: Songs in Concert
Long before she was Carole King, music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and a dream. From the back rooms of music factories to the stage of Carnegie Hall, BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from teenage songwriter to the rock &amp; roll hall of fame. The unforgettable music of top 10 hits, including Some Kind of Wonderful, The Loco-motion, You’ve Got A Friend, One Fine Day, Natural Woman, and many more. During the musical explosion that was the 1960’s in America, one woman wrote the songs that made a nation sing. Opener Scott Shea is a honed singer-songwriter currently living on the west coast of Canada. The son of legendary guitarist Red Shea, known for his distinctive pick work and memorable leads for Gordon Lightfoot, Scott Shea was immersed in music from the earliest of ages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical: Songs in Concert
Book Reading | Writers Read: Naomi Novik / Peter V. Brett
Naomi Novik's new book is Uprooted. Peter V. Brett is the author of The Skull Throne.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Speed Shrinking for Love
Speed Shrinking for Love recreates the therapy phenomenon seen on CBS and CNN during August, the month when Manhattanites go crazy since all of their shrinks are away. So you can cheat on your shrink with 8 others and nobody will know - and it's free. It's being brought back for just this one special occasion to launch Susan Shapiro's sexy new novel What's Never Said - about a self-destructive relationship that went sour, wreaking havoc on a naive 20-year-old student and her professor and spilling a secret that has haunted them both for 30 years. Hook up with someone special — whether you need a a lover, a shrink, a sex therapist to keep you from screwing up a healthy connection, or an agent or editor to publish the rant you wrote about your horrible ex, with this stellar line-up of licensed therapists, relationship experts and literary gurus to guide you toward better love and career karma.
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Workshop | Zumba Class
Zumba class for adults of all fitness and experience levels. Young people ages 13 to 16 are welcome if accompanied by parent or guardian. Children under 13 may not attend.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Reading | Tim Weiner reads from his book One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon
Former New York Times reporter and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for reporting Tim Weiner discusses his new biography of the 37th President of the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Tim Weiner reads from his book One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon
7:00 pm
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Theaters, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Comic theater
7:00 pm
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Theaters, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Comedy play
Discussion |
Join actors Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell as they discuss Fantastic Four. The film — a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original superhero team — centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate universe and alter their physical forms in shocking ways.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Discussions, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Meet the actors from the new film Fantastic Four
7:30 pm
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Theaters, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, a scandalous theatrical experience!
Theater | Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline with Tony Award nominee Lily Rabe
Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (KING LEAR, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, PROOF) directs the Shakespearean fairy tale CYMBELINE, featuring Tony nominee Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater. In the Shakespearean fairytale CYMBELINE, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Theaters, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline with Tony Award nominee Lily Rabe
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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Tours, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Film |
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse. A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. 98 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Films, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders' Oscar-Nominated How to Train Your Dragon (2010): Animated Hit
Performance | Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour
With: - A live comics reading from Dean Haspiel (Emmy Winner, HBO's Bored To Death, Marvel Comics) - Jena Friedman (The Daily Show) - Anthony Atamaniuk (30 Rock, UCB) - Guest trivia host: Pete LePage (Nerdist, The PIT) - Downtown History (know your city!)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour
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Concerts, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Broadway performs young songwriters
Concert | Singers Space
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.
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Concerts, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Singers Space
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