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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 (4/24/2014) 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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'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, April 24, 2014

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

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, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, 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, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, 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 2:00 pm

Free; reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance
Tours, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Open Mike Reading |
New York City's 12th Annual Poem in Your Pocket Day is a daylong celebration of poetry. Students from ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
free
Open Mike Readings, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Poem in Your Pocket Day
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, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Cathedral Tour
Conference |
There is no issue more urgent than climate change, yet government, corporations, and the public are reluctant ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:30 am
to 7:30 pm

Free; reservations requested
Conferences, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Climate Change Demands We Change. Why Aren’t We?
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, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Learn Juggling in the Park
Concert |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:20 pm
free
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Bach at Noon
Concert |
Program: Monteverdi/Mase Four madrigals Andy Akiho New Work (commissioned ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
free
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Ensemble ACJW performs works by Dvořák and Monteverdi
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, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Cathedral Tour
Talk |
In commemoration of the Holocaust, this is a free talk by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
free
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, 13th Annual Holocaust Commemoration
Concert |
Lyra Consort’s quintessentially French program features rare French lyra-viol dances by du Buisson ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
$10 suggested donation
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, The Lyra Consort performs Rare Jewels of the French Baroque
Lecture |
Julius Caesar is often thought of as a “masculine” play that foregrounds the business of politics ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
free
Lectures, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, What Portia Knew
Film |
Starring Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Sharon Small. An idle playboy who exploits single mothers learns ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Films, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Chris and Paul Weitz's Oscar-Nominated About a Boy (2002): Adult Learns from Kid
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, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Harlem 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, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Subway Art Tour
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, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Infinity of Nations Guided Tour
Concert |
4pm Daniel James, Flute 4pm Katherine Jordan, French Horn 6pm Kobi Malkin, Violin 6pm ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

free
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, College Recitals: Flute, French Horn, Clarinet
Film |
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Brühl. This biographical drama shows Formula ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
free
Films, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Ron Howard's Oscar-Nominated Rush (2013): Racecar Rivals
Forum |
Come see the best student research in the areas of environmental science, environmental biology, environmental ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:30 pm
free
Forums, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Environmental Science Senior Theses
Birdwatching |
Discover the birds that call the Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
free
Birdwatchings, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Spring Birding Tour of the Park
Concert |
Featuring Music Majors and Music Minors. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
free
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, College Recitals: Instrumental and Vocal Performances
Opening Reception |
This show will feature over 40 works, spanning a temporally and stylistically wide range: paintings, ... more

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

free
Opening Receptions, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Exhibition: Ultra Violet: The Studio Recreated
Lecture |
A lecture by Cecilia Menjivar, the Cowden Distinguished Professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Lectures, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Legal Violence: Consequences of Immigration Regime for Immigrants' Lives
Lecture |
Based on fieldwork among Catholic Latin American migrants (mostly women caregivers)
 and religious ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Lectures, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Latin Americans in Italy: Migration, Religion and Gender
Concert |
Join Steve Ross for informative and fun cabaret evening. Broadway musicals have been singing ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Tap Your Troubles Away: Broadway Songs About Dancing from Cohan to Chorus Line
Opening Reception |
A group exhibition surveying the more than one hundred exhibitions organized by the gallery during the ... more

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

free
Opening Receptions, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Exhibit: Slaves of Mimesis: Nine Years on 23rd Street
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, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Brooklyn Heights Tour
Opening Reception |
With his exhibition, Oscar Murillo will recreate a candy-making factory inside the New York gallery in ... more

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

free
Opening Receptions, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Installation: Oscar Murillo's A Mercantile Novel
Talk |
Douglas Rushkoff is the Carl Sagan of the digital cosmos—the lucid, deeply human navigator of the bewildering ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
$10 suggested donation; RSVP required by April 23
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Douglas Rushkoff, Digital Media Expert, Graphic Novelist and Documentarian
Opening Reception |
Beck presents a series of draped chain-link fences made of hand-cut, primed linen. Subtle graphite lines ... more

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

free
Opening Receptions, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Sculpture: Kim Beck's A Great Piece of Turf
Concert |
With Joseph Smith, piano. The striking differences between the three settings of the Miserere ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Lecture/Recital: Verdi's Miserere as Re-Composed by Gottshalk, Liszt and Jelly Roll Morton
6:00 pm
Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Dancings, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Tango Night! Learn and dance!
Opening Reception |
Through painting, sculpture, installation and photography, Varejão addresses themes of colonialism, ... more

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

free
Opening Receptions, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Adriana Varejão, one of Brazil's leading artists, presents Polvo
Opening Reception |
An exhibition of new work by Dinh Q. Lê. Best known for his large-scale photographs and video works, ... more

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

free
Opening Receptions, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Sculpture/Video: Dinh Q. Lê's Warf, Woof, Zero, One
Film |
Girl Rising, from Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, journeys around the globe ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free; RSVP required
Films, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Documentary: Richard E. Robbins' Girl Rising (2013)
Film |
A young tough living in a Parisian ghetto, Abdelkrim, develops a taste for the classics when he falls ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Films, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, French Cinema: Abdellatif Kechiche's Games of Love and Chance (2003)
Talk |
Join Marie Warsh, Director of Preservation Planning, for a talk on how Central Park was specifically ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Women, Children and Play in Central Park
Discussion |
How many histories do you need to know in order to write exciting criticism of art at the axis of dance ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free; RSVP required
Discussions, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Who Can Write About Performance Art?
Book Reading |
When the diplomats of the State Department received information about the Nazi plan for extermination ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Book Readings, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Gregory Wallance discusses his book America's Soul In the Balance: The Holocaust, FDR's State Department, and the Moral Disgrace of an American Aristocracy
Talk |
Join Marie Warsh for a talk on how the Park was specifically designed to accommodate the needs of children ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Women, Children, and Play in the Park
Talk |
A presentation by Jim Mackin. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, The Battle of Harlem Heights
Gallery Talk |
Guggenheim educator and art historian Georgia Krantz specializes in descriptive and multi-sensory programs ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:45 pm
to 8:00 pm

Free; RSVP required
Gallery Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Sensory Tour of the Exhibit Several Circles
Other |
Honoring the best books of 2013, the Publishing Triangle presents the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Others, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, The 2014 Publishing Triangle Awards
Talk |
“The Flamethrowers,” Rachel Kushner’s second novel, was released from Scribner in spring 2013. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Author Talk: Rachel Kushner
Performance |
Four senior theatre majors present their theses in directing and two present theses in dramaturgy. Performances ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
to 10:00 pm

free
Performances, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Theatre Thesis Festival I 2014
Reading |
Critically acclaimed in the U.S. and abroad, NOON’s stories have been frequently reprinted in Harper’s ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free; RSVP required
Readings, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Contributors read from Noon
Talk |
J.D. McClatchy is an American poet and literary critic. He is editor of the Yale Review and a professor ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free; RSVP required
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Author Talk: J.D. McClatchy
Book Reading |
Dubbed the "Jewish Jane Austen" by various media, Ruchama King Feuerman discusses her latest novel about ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Book Readings, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Ruchama King Feuerman reads from her book In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist
Book Reading |
Wonderful and laugh-worthy words that our moms tell us in their attempts to be helpful and instructive. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Book Readings, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Erin McHugh reads from her book Like My Mother Always Said...: Wise Words, Witty Warnings, and Odd Advice We Never Forget
Book Signing |
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Book Signings, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Gillian Flynn reads from her book Gone Girl
Talk |
The Bible is made up of many separate books composed by multiple writers in a wide range of styles and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Talks, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Michael Carasik discusses his book The Bible's Many Voices
Performance |
Dzieci is an international experimental theatre ensemble dedicated to a search for the “sacred” through ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Performances, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Dzieci Theatre's A Passion: A Dramatic Choral Liturgy Not Bound by Any Single Religion
Reading |
Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion, Sirius XM ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Readings, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Show
7:00 pm
Regular: $39.50
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, New off Broadway drama
Concert |
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Katelyn Wilson, soprano 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Willanny Darias, piano ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
to 9:30 pm

free
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, College Recitals
Concert |
Program: JO KONDO Standing LUCIANO BERIO Corale BERNARD RANDS déjà PHILIPPE ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
free
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Tactus Ensemble performs music by contemporary composers
Concert |
Jenny Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programming ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
free
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Jenny Lin, Among the Best of Today's Young Pianists
Film |
With Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris. A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
$10 suggested donation
Films, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Michael Roemer's Nothing But a Man (1964): Facing Down Racism
7:30 pm
Regular: $26
Member: $0.00
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Works by Messiaen and  Shostakovich
7:30 pm
Regular: $40
Member: $0.00
Dance Performances, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Renowned Modern Dance Company
7:30 pm
Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, A play by Pope John Paul II
7:30 pm
Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Progressive spiritual music
Master Class |
Nicolas Hodges (born 1970) is a British pianist and composer. He specializes in avant garde music. He ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:45 pm
free
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Piano Master Class: Nicolas Hodges
Dance Performance |
This marks the French-born/UK-based artist's first evening-length performance as part of the ART² contemporary ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
$10 suggested donation; reservations recommended
Dance Performances, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014,  Laure Prouvost's From the Sky, a Performance Mixing Video, Music and Live Narrative
Concert |
John Rojak, Director. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
free
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, The NYU Brass Choir
Concert |
Joseph Tesoro, guitar ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
free
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, M.A. Guitar Recital
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, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Manhattan Night Tour
Workshop |
With Itzhak Beery. This “mini-apprenticeship” is for those who have had some exposure to shamanism ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free; registration required
Workshops, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Intro Class: Deepening the Shamanic Experience
8:00 pm
to 9:30 pm

Regular: $87
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Tony Award-nominated actress in an Off-Bway comedy
8:00 pm
Regular: $67.50
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Musical about a Broadway legend
8:15 pm
Regular: $30
Member: $0.00
Concerts, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Music of Prokofiev, Bartok, Saint-Saens
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Theater | Tony Award-nominated actress in an Off-Broadway comedy

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Theater | An amazing evening of intimate magic

Regular: $47; Member: $0.00

Concert | Choral works on Biblical themes

Regular: $50; Member: $0.00

Theater | New off Broadway drama

Regular: $39.50; Member: $0.00

Dance Performance | Renowned Modern Dance Company

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