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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 (7/24/2014) 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:
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  • free jazz in New York City, NYC
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  • 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
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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:
Thursday, July 24, 2014

All events, activities, things to do today, Thursday, July 24, 2014 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop |
7:00 AM Wake Up Yoga with Atmananda 8:00 AM CrossFit with Reebok ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 am
free
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Fitness in the Square
Workshop |
The Crunch Gym will be holding FREE fitness classes. Schedule: Mondays: Yoga, Sunrise ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 am
free
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Morning Crunch Fitness
Workshop |
Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for all ages and experience ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 am
free
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Park Tai Chi
Tour |
Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Midtown Manhattan Tour
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Tour
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
to 3:00 pm

Free; reservations can be made 30 days in advance
Tours, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
Learn on to protect yourself when shopping online, as well as what services are available and how to ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; registration required
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Shopping Online
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 1:30 pm

Free tickets required
Tours, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Explore Castle Williams
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 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Cathedral Tour
Workshop |
Learn the basics of navigating a PC with Windows 8. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
free
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Windows 8 Basics Workshop
Film |
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner. A troublemaking student at a girls' school ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
free
Films, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, William Wyler's Oscar Nominee The Children's Hour (1962): Gossip Victims
Festival |
Compete in trivia against other customers for a chance to win prizes and giveaways. 4:00 pm Costume Contest: ... more

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

free
Festivals, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Superman Day
Workshop |
Learn the basic features of a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:30 am
Free; registration required
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Concert |
Bobby Rush embodies R&B at its unfiltered best. He began as a bluesman on Chicago’s West Side before ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
free
Concerts, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Bobby Rush, Bawdy Bluesman
Workshop |
Join an all-new weekly Game Social to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
to 3:00 pm

free
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Board Game Social
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 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Learn Juggling in the Park
Park Walk |
On this east-west walk you will see some of the Park's most well-known landmarks, including Conservatory ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
free
Park Walks, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Heart of the Park Tour
Performance |
Schedule: 12 - 2 pm: "Blossom." Performance reflecting bones gathered. 4 - 6 pm: "Decay." Performance ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
to 6:00 pm

free
Performances, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Performance Art: Alexander D'Agostino's Witch Bones
Jazz |
With musicians from The New School. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
free
Concerts, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Lunchtime Jazz
Concert |
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
free
Concerts, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Broadway in the Park
Concert |
Pianist, composer, music educator, and mentor to students of all ages, Dona Carter has directed a variety ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
free
Concerts, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Piano in the Park: Dona Carter
Jazz |
Each Thursday over the course of the summer months, the church hosts a series of jazz concerts for the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
free
Concerts, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Jazz on the Plaza
Gallery Talk |
Join a 45-minute docent-led tour of the ABC of It exhibition. Start times: 12:30pm, 2:30pm. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
to 2:30 pm

free
Gallery Talks, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
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 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, 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 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Cathedral Tour
Workshop |
Share your passion for Checkers, Chess, Mahjong, Monopoly, or Scrabble. If words excite or inspire you, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
free
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Retro Gaming for Adults
Film |
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe. A disillusioned district attorney becomes a ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Films, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Lewis Allen's Illegal (1955): Mob Lawyer Rubbed Out
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
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Harlem Tour
Park Walk |
The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, The High Line Tour
Tour |
Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free plus subway fare; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Subway Art Tour
Tour |
Ready for the big boom? Learn about the life of a 19th-century artillerist and the ammunition and weaponry ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Tours, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Artillery Thursday! Tour
Workshop |
With Spring Studio. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Drawing Workshop
Film |
Stars Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey. An old-time British vaudeville performer ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Films, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Tony Richardson's Oscar Nominee The Entertainer (1960): Passed By
Staged Reading |
With a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence, this vibrant, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
free
Staged Readings, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, I Had a Ball: A Reading of the 1964 Musical Starring Emmy-Winning Comedian Bruce Vilanch
Gallery Talk |
A Museum Ambassador gives a 45-minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
free
Gallery Talks, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Infinity of Nations Guided Tour
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 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Beachfront No More: Colonels' Row
Performance |
Joseph Silovsky presents an Open Studio of Send for the Million Men, an examination of the arrest, trial, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free; RSVP required
Performances, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Open Studio with Performance Artist Joseph Silovsky
Dance Lesson |
With Princess Lockeroo. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
free
Dance Lessons, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Hip-Hop Dance Lessons
Other |
The fifth annual Art Walk will take place at over 125 galleries and art institutions. In addition to ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

free
Others, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Galleries Open Their Doors
Workshop |
A regular weekly gaming session. Chess, Checkers, Battleship and other classic board and Strategy games ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
free
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Chess and Games
Workshop |
Do you feel overwhelmed by the possessions, papers and piles that have taken over your life and space? ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
free
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Got Clutter? Library Support Group
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
5:30 pm
free
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, City Kayaking
Workshop |
6:00 PM – CrossFit Bootcamp with Brick New York 6:30 PM – Running Club with Paragon Sports 7:00 ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Fitness in the Square
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
6:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Brooklyn Heights Tour
Workshop |
Downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructor Heather Seagraves, whose classes are spirited ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Park Yoga
Opening Reception |
With: Erik Benson, Endri Dani, Alban Muja and Yll Citaku, Aisling O’Beirn, Jan Pfeiffer, Sascha Pohflepp, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

free
Opening Receptions, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Group Exhibition: Multiplicity
Concert |
Teenage Fanclub - The once rambunctious alternative rockers, with their timeless jangly fuzz-laced power ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Concerts, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Rock Sounds: Teenage Fanclub / Honey Blood / Saint Rich
Opening Reception |
With: Melissa Beck / Cara Bonewitz / Amanda Buonocore / Kai Caemmerer / Sean Catherine / Rose Dickson ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

free
Opening Receptions, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Group Exhibition: Under Construction
Opening Reception |
A group show of artist friends who help support the gallery and its mission: Esther Aronson ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

free
Opening Receptions, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, 20th Annual Ceres Friends Exhibition
Opening Reception |
The exhibition includes new work by Dina Brodsky, Chris Cosnowski, Michelle Doll, Lynn Grayson, Mary ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

free
Opening Receptions, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Group Show: Summer Session
Slide Lecture |
From the serene and remote landscapes of Alaska, to the steep rooftops of NYC skyscrapers, to the profoundly ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Slide Lectures, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Photographer Navid Baraty discusses his book From Above and Beyond: Photography of Unusual Urban Perspectives, Travel, and Science Advocacy
Screening |
Animation Block Party is the premier animation short film festival of the East Coast drawing huge crowds ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Screenings, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Animation Block Party
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 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Oscar Wilde's Classic Comedy The Importance of Being Earnest
Discussion |
On the occasion of the final Selections show, The Intuitionists, current and former curators including ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Discussions, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Curators reenact their selection process
Workshop |
This course will cover some basic features of the iPad. Learn the hardware, some settings, navigation ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free; registration required
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, iPad Basics Workshop
Performance |
Lamelas invites a group of people to stand along a line, beginning the piece by announcing the time at ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Performances, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Performance Art: David Lamelas' Time Line on the High Line
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 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Shakespeare's As You Like It: An Outdoor Performance
Theater |
Fresh off successful runs at Dixon Place and Manhattan International Theatre Festival, Bob Katz, “The ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Theaters, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Quasimango, The Lunchbox of Notre Dame, the Hot New One-Man, Ten-Mango Musical
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
7:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Concert |
Heritage Blues Quintet’s music is an inspiring testament to the enduring power, possibilities and boundless ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Concerts, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, River & Blues: Heritage Blues Quintet
Workshop |
Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Facilitated ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free; pre-registration required
Workshops, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop
Book Reading |
Former Zen Buddhist monk Clark Strand shows how the most dynamic and empowering Buddhist movement in ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Book Readings, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Clark Strand reads from his book Waking the Buddha
Screening |
The selection highlights common strains that run through the visionary and psychedelic experiments of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Screenings, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, my eyes can't focus and my brain is talking: Experimental Short Films
Lecture |
A lecture and discussion with Mónica López-González. Creativity is often defined as a ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Lectures, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Studying Creativity: At the Crossroads of Art and Science
7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm

Regular: $39.50
Member: $0.00
Theaters, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, New off Broadway drama
Concert |
In the seven years since they last performed together, the influential bluegrass outfit NICKEL CREEK’s ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
free
Concerts, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Country Sounds: Nickel Creek / Secret Sisters
Park Walk |
The skeletal remains of the High Line’s elevated tracks set the perfect scene for a spooky evening. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, The Dark Side of the High Line Tour
Film |
With Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush. Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
to 10:30 pm

free
Films, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Gore Verbinski's Oscar-Nominated Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003): Zombie Pirates
Concert |
A concert by the Austrian Trio Alba, performing works by Joseph Haydn, Kelly-Marie Murphy, and Felix ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
free
Concerts, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Works by Haydn and Mendelssohn
Concert |
Latin jazz giants Miguel Zenón and Yosvany Terry engage in a verbal and musical conversation that leaps ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
free
Concerts, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Diasporic Dialogues: A Conversation in Music and Words
Screening |
For forty years, Jean-Pierre Beauviala has been inventing cameras that made the emergence of a "light-weight, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
$10 suggested donation
Screenings, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Documentary: Julie Conte's A Cat on the Shoulder (2013)
7:30 pm
Regular: $18
Member: $0.00
Theaters, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Shakespeare's play
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 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Shakespeare's King Lear, with Tony and Emmy Winner John Lithgow
Film |
Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray. An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
free
Films, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Wes Anderson's Oscar-Nominated Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009): Animated Roald Dahl Adaptation
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 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, 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 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
8:00 pm
free
Theaters, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Park Production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
8:00 pm
to 9:15 pm

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Percussion musical
8:00 pm
to 9:20 pm

Regular: $69.95
Member: $0.00
Performances, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Hilarious Romantic-Comedy Play Based on A Hit Book!
8:00 pm
to 9:20 pm

Regular: $99
Member: $0.00
Theaters, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, a show full of freedom and explosive power
10:00 pm
Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Dance Performances, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Tap and Irish Dance!
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