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New York City (NYC) is saturated with free events to go to and free things to do. This comes as a surprise not only to tourists, but to many New Yorkers as well. New York's culture, art and entertainment scene goes far beyond Broadway. And so if you're wondering what to do in New York City (NYC) today (7/26/2014) we recommend to first take a look at what's happening in New York City (NYC) free of charge, and you'll see lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique events which will take your breath away! Club Free Time will be your guide to the free arts, free culture and free entertainment in New York City (NYC).

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Where else but in New York City (NYC) 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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Club Free Time is your perfect guide to Free Entertainment and Free Culture in the City That Never Sleeps.

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October and March are the busiest months in New York City (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 (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.

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In addition to providing information about free events, Club Free Time offers its members complimentary tickets to classical music concerts, dance performances and theater in New York City (NYC): 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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'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 (NYC)
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 New York City (NYC)
today!

Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City!

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Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides:
  • free concerts in New York City, NYC
  • free movies in New York City, NYC
  • free jazz in New York City, NYC
  • free poetry readings in New York City
  • free tours/hikes in New York City, NYC
  • free city walks in New York City, NYC
  • free Yoga /Tai Chi in New York City
  • fairs and parades in New York City, NYC
  • free theater in New York City, NYC
  • free tickets to concerts, theater and dance performances in New York City, NYC
  • free things to do in New York City, NYC

'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:
Saturday, July 26, 2014

All events, activities, things to do today, Saturday, July 26, 2014 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop |
Enjoy views of the Park's landscapes as you get fit. Coach Lon Wilson of the New York Walkers Club leads ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 am
free
Workshops, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Health and Race Walking
Other |
Using methods of public intervention and video installation, Storming Times Square is born from ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm

free
Others, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Daniel Canogar's Storming Times Square, a Public Intervention and Video Filming
Workshop |
Sketch and paint the Hudson River and neighboring parks with an artist/educator. Materials provided. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
free
Workshops, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Drawing in the Park
Dance Lesson |
Open to all levels and ages. No experience required. Bring comfortable clothes and sneakers, plus water. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
free
Dance Lessons, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Dance Class with the Jose Limón Dance Company
Workshop |
Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! Their free walk-up kayaking program ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
to 5:00 pm

free
Workshops, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Kayaking on the Hudson
Tour |
Time to learn about the other New York City; the city that nurtured political, cultural and intellectual ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Alternative New York Tour
Tour |
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Harlem Tour
Tour |
It’s once abandoned waterfront is now is now filled with newly constructed condo towers and magnificent ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Tour
10:00 am
to 6:00 pm

free
Fairs, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Street Fair
Park Walk |
Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Weekly Guided Walking Tours are free hour-long ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
free
Park Walks, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Guided Walking Tour: The High Line
Workshop |
Glide along the water while kayaking off the floating dock. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
free
Workshops, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, City Kayaking
Workshop |
Do you like to knit? Crochet? Embroider? Whatever your passion, gather and socialize with others who ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
free
Workshops, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Knitting Circle
Fair |
Manhattan’s favorite artisan market is back for a fifth season of amazing vintage finds, artisan creations ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
to 6:00 pm

free
Fairs, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Street Fair
Workshop |
Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
free
Workshops, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Shape Up Zumba
Tour |
Get some history in the round at the best-preserved circular fortification in the nation. Fantastic views ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
to 5:30 pm

Free tickets required
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Explore Castle Williams
11:00 am
to 5:00 pm

free
Fairs, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Street Fair
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
$6; $5 seniors/students; reservation required
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Cathedral Tour
Park Walk |
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from horticulturalists ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
free
Park Walks, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Garden Tour
Festival |
In celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC Entertainment is partnering with Random House to bring ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
to 4:00 pm

free
Festivals, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Batman Day: Celebrating 75 Years of the Dark Knight
Park Walk |
With naturalist/author "Wildman" Steve Brill. America's go-to guy for foraging, Brill will lead one of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:45 am
$20 suggested donation; $10 for children under 12; reservations required
Park Walks, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Foraging in the Park
Tour |
About 30 minutes. Fortify your mind! Tour one of the best examples of classic star-shaped fort design ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
to 4:00 pm

Free tickets required
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Experience Fort Jay: An Island Star
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
free
Workshops, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Learn Juggling in the Park
Workshop |
Bring your yarn, crochet hook or knitting needles. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
free
Workshops, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Crochet/ Knitting Circle
Film |
Extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists shows that ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:15 pm
Free; RSVP recommended
Films, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Oscar-Winning Documentary: Charles Ferguson 's Inside Job (2010)
Tour |
About 30 minutes. Did you know that for decades, Governors Island housed not one, but two military bases? ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free tickets required
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Visit the Arsenal District
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
$6; $5 seniors/students; reservation required
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Cathedral Tour
Film |
Starring Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell and Diana Ross. An adaption of "The Wizard of Oz" that ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
free
Films, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Sidney Lumet's Oscar-Nominated The Wiz (1978): Ease on Down the Road
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Tour
Tour |
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Park Walk |
Stroll through the park and tell the epic story of New York's green oasis. Once described as the lungs ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Central Park Tour
Tour |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Lower Manhattan Tour
Tour |
Known as America's first suburb, Brooklyn Heights is truly a gem. Travel and Leisure named it one of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Brooklyn Heights Tour
Tour |
About 90 minutes. See the whole history of the island in one go. Our most comprehensive program takes ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Hike through History
Book Reading |
Fraser is the artist of the comic book adventure starring Doctor Who. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Book Readings, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Simon Fraser discusses Doctor Who: Eleventh Doctor Comic Book
Tour |
The tour explores the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Union Square-Crossroads of New York Tour
Performance |
AmericaA glimpse of three theatrical works in development. Projects include: The Contrast: ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Performances, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Open Studio with  The National Theater of the United States of America
Film |
With Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris. A medical engineer and an astronaut work together ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; registration required
Films, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Alfonso Cuarón's 7-Time Oscar Winner Gravity (2013): Stranded in Space
Workshop |
Got knitting skills? If not, want to learn? They’ll provide some supplies, but everyone is required ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Workshops, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Knitting Circle
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Percussion musical
Workshop |
Hola! Ni Hao! Bonjour! Konnichiwa! Dobryi den'! Come try out the Mango Languages program and start learning ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free; registration required
Workshops, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Mango Language Lab Workshop
Concert |
With a big smile and an engaging personality, Chronixx confidently set out to make his mark in music ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
to 7:00 pm

free
Concerts, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Dancehall/Reggae Sounds: Chronixx and The Zincfence Redemption / Junior Reid / The Rice and Peas Crew
Tour |
About 30 minutes. Get to know the island's "dividing line" where officers meet enlisted men, natural ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
free
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Beachfront No More: Colonels' Row
Concert |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
free
Concerts, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Concert on Water
Film |
A young female soldier and her cyborg partner live in post-World War 3 apocalyptic New York, searching ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free; RSVP recommended
Films, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Japanese Animation: Shinji Aramki 's Appleseed Alpha (2014)
Concert |
From funk to blazing rock - jams to rump-shakin’ R&B. The Deep Cover crew can kick out the hip-hop ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
free
Concerts, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Deep Cover captures the essence of every style of American music
3:00 pm
to 9:20 pm

Regular: $69.95
Member: $0.00
Performances, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Hilarious Romantic-Comedy Play Based on A Hit Book!
Concert |
Three unique Art Interventions, featuring Music Legend Ms. Marjorie Eliot, playing a piano tribute to ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
free
Concerts, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Live Music and Art with Jazz Legend Marjorie Eliot and Visual Artist Andrea Arroyo
Other |
Using methods of public intervention and video installation, Storming Times Square is born from ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
to 7:00 pm

free
Others, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Daniel Canogar's Storming Times Square, a Public Intervention and Video Filming
5:00 pm
Regular: $40.50
Member: $0.00
Concerts, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Early Music Opera
Dancing |
West Coast Swing, a partner dance fusing elements of slow Lindy Hop, Salsa, and booty-shakin’, can ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
to 9:00 pm

free
Dancings, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, West Coast Swing Dancing
Film |
The tale of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, a one of a kind musician, personality, satirist, and windmill-slayer ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Films, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Documentary: Adam Kahan's The Case of the Three Sided Dream (2013)
Theater |
Hudson Warehouse presents their outdoor production of Wilde's viciously funny satire of late Victorian ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Theaters, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Oscar Wilde's Classic Comedy The Importance of Being Earnest
6:30 pm
Regular: $40.50
Member: $0.00
Concerts, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Opera in one act by a great Italian composer
Theater |
New York Classical Theatre creates and reinvigorates audiences for the theatre by presenting free and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Theaters, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Shakespeare's As You Like It: An Outdoor Performance
Concert |
Calling all blankets, picnic baskets, and candles! This week’s performer: Efendi, headed by Scott Wilson ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Concerts, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Sunset Concert: Efendi
Tour |
New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
Film |
Jason DaSilva was 25 years old and a rising independent filmmaker when a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
$10 suggested donation
Films, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Documentary: Jason DaSilva's When I Walk (2013)
7:30 pm
Regular: $18
Member: $0.00
Theaters, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Shakespeare's play
7:30 pm
Regular: $40.50
Member: $0.00
Concerts, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Mozart's Opera in concert version
Theater |
Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder as John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free tickets required
Theaters, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Shakespeare's King Lear, with Tony and Emmy Winner John Lithgow
Theater |
The production is an homage to the Parking Lot, which is the Lower East Side's most famous Shakespeare ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
free
Theaters, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, The Drilling Company presents Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Tour |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
free
Tours, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Film |
With Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin. Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.’s early days ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
free
Films, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black 3 (2012): Wheezing Sequel
8:00 pm
free
Theaters, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Park Production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
8:00 pm
to 9:40 pm

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Stand-up comedy
8:00 pm
to 9:15 pm

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Percussion musical
8:00 pm
Regular: $12
Member: $0.00
Concerts, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Songs of springtime and new beginnings
8:00 pm
to 9:20 pm

Regular: $69.95
Member: $0.00
Performances, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Hilarious Romantic-Comedy Play Based on A Hit Book!
8:00 pm
Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Concerts, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, A Sultry, Sweaty, and Sinful Cabaret
8:30 pm
Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Concerts, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Tribute to a great jazz musician
10:00 pm
Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Concerts, July 26, 2014, 07/26/2014, Tribute to a great jazz musician
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Theater | Shakespeare's play

Regular: $18; Member: $0.00

Concert | A Sultry, Sweaty, and Sinful Cabaret

Regular: $20; Member: $0.00

Theater | Extraordinary drama comes from London to NYC!

Regular: $65; Member: $0.00

Jazz | Tribute to a great jazz musician

Regular: $20; Member: $0.00

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