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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 January 27, 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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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 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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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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'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:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

All events, activities, things to do today, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 are free unless otherwise noted.

Conference | Disaster Recovery and Resilience: The Tips, Techniques and Best Practices for Public and Private Organizations
A full-day program drawing upon the lessons learned from the World Trade Center, Hurricane Sandy and other occurrences. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jo-Ellen Darcy, United States Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civic Works) and United States Army Corps of Engineers - Michelle DePass: Dean, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy - Judith Enck: US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 - Irene Chang-Cimino: US Department of Housing &amp; Urban Development Federal Emergency Management Agency - Timothy G. Stickelman: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - Anne M. Locke: AKRF, Inc.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Conferences, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Disaster Recovery and Resilience: The Tips, Techniques and Best Practices for Public and Private Organizations
Workshop | Bridge Club
Are you a Bridge buff? Put on your game face and show off your best plays. Join the fun and meet new friends. All players welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Bridge Club
Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Park Walk | Heart of the Park Tour
On this east-west walk you will see some of the Park's most well-known landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Route involves a few stairs. 90 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Park Walks, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Heart of the Park Tour
Concert | Bach at Noon
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Phillip Lamb, organ scholar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Bach at Noon
Tour | U.S. Custom House Tour
Join a Museum Ambassador for an in-depth look at the unique architecture and exquisite beauty of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the museum. Designed by famed architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1907, the Custom House is a National Historic Landmark. The building’s interior splendor includes an elliptical rotunda with a 140-ton dome skylight designed by Valencia-born engineer Raphael Gustavino and murals by New York painter Reginald Marsh, as well as monumental marble arches and columns. Tours include a visit to the Collectors Office, not normally accessible to the public. The Collectors Office features woodwork by Tiffany Studios and can be seen on Boardwalk Empire and in films like Spike Lee’s Inside Man.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, U.S. Custom House Tour
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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Tours, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Lecture |
Using rare film footage and archival orchestral recordings, Cesare Civetta (director of the Beethoven Festival Orchestra and author of The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro), will explore the life, music, and extraordinary impact of the man whose fiery passion and astonishing talent made him one of the most acclaimed musicians of the 20th century. Special note will be given to Toscanini’s defiance of Hitler and Mussolini's “Jewish policies,” eventually leading him to establishing the orchestra now known as the Israel Philharmonic in 1936, in solidarity with Jewish musicians escaping Nazi persecution. The presentation will feature audio interviews with artists who performed under Toscanini as well as rare video footage of Toscanini rehearsing and conducting. The presentation will be followed by a Question &amp; Answer period.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Lectures, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, How Toscanini Fought Hitler’s Persecution of the Jews
Workshop | Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice of meditation and slow-moving exercise. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Workshop | Skype and Video Chatting Workshop
Learn all about Skype and video chatting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Skype and Video Chatting Workshop
Gallery Talk | Exhibition Tour: For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw
Join a Museum Ambassador for a guided tour through the temporary exhibition. This exhibition presents the work of Kiowa photographer Horace Poolaw, who documented life in rural Oklahoma from the 1920s to the 1960s. The tour will discuss Kiowa pictorial traditions, the formation of Oklahoma, Native participation in the U.S. Armed Forces, and the American Indian Exposition, as documented by Poolaw.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Exhibition Tour: For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw
Film |
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley. A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. 97 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Films, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Robert Stromberg's Maleficent (2014): Witch's Curse
Workshop | Citizen Cartography: Building a Virtual Atlas of New York
Help NYPL build the geospatial library of the future! This workshop will get you oriented with the set of tools the Library has developed that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps by overlaying digital images of historical maps onto a contemporary digital map through a process called georectification, or "warping" maps. This means overlaying digital images of historic maps onto a contemporary digital map (similar to Google Maps), transforming them into tiles of a virtual atlas.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Citizen Cartography: Building a Virtual Atlas of New York
Concert | Trios by Zorn
Program: John Zorn The Aristos (2014); ten metaphysical ambiguities for violin, cello, and piano Zorn Hexentarot (2013); twelve simple canons for the witches' Sabbath for violin, cello, and piano Zorn Amour Fou (1999) New-music maverick John Zorn created this program of three works for violin, piano, and cello that run the gambit between heaven and hell. Performers: Vicky Chow, piano; Jennifer Choi, violin; Michael Nicolas, cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Trios by Zorn
Concert | College Recitals
6PM - Laurie Smukler, Violin, and Seymour Lipkin, Piano 6PM - Heejin An, Piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, College Recitals
Talk | Health Care Reform: What It Means to You
There has been information and misinformation about what ObamaCare means for individuals and small businesses. There have also been thousands of pages of law and regulations written about it. The truth is, it means different things for different people. And no matter who you are, whether you have health insurance or not, it means something for you. Audrey Diop explains what ObamaCare means for you.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Harold Ramis' Caddyshack (1980): Raunchy Comedy
Stars: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray. An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher. 98 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Harold Ramis' Caddyshack (1980): Raunchy Comedy
Concert | College Recitals
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Yifei Xu, piano 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Cristian Garcia, guitar
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Concerts, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, College Recitals
Film | Clarence Brown's They Met in Bombay (1941): Cross-Conning
Starring: Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell, and Peter Lorre. A jewel thief and a con artist are rivals in the theft of a valuable gem as the Japanese army invades China. 92 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Clarence Brown's They Met in Bombay (1941): Cross-Conning
Workshop | Sonnet Project: Learn to Enliven Shakespeare’s Words
Join the Elements Theatre Company in exploring the miraculous and magnificent language of Shakespeare. This interactive workshop explores structure, meter, understanding, and meaning, providing tools that will help anyone enliven the words of the Bard of Avon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion |
The fourth Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season will feature tenor Piotr Beczala, who has sung opening nights at the Met, La Scala and many leading opera houses. He is admired for his beautiful voice, sensitive artistry and noble stage presence. He will be appearing in a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta at the Met and then sing Gustavo III in Un Ballo in Maschera there for his first New York performances of the role.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Discussions, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Met Tenor Piotr Beczala
Book Reading | Katie Coyle reads from her book Vivian Apple at the End of the World
Celebrate patriarchy-smashing cheeseburger enthusiast Katie's Coyle's debut novel, already named one of Rolling Stone's best YA novels of all time. Road trip-themed readings by Katie, Ashley Ford, and Julie Buntin, free drinks, snacks, music, and teen-style fun for all ages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Katie Coyle reads from her book Vivian Apple at the End of the World
Dance Performance | Experiments in Dance
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. With: Jamie Lynn Chandler, Marissa Rae Niederhauser, Zullo/RawMovement
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Experiments in Dance
Workshop | Finding Your Authentic Voice in Fiction
It's easy to be intimidated by your favorite authors when penning your own story, but the best voice is the one you know well. Through interactive prompts and exercises you'll create your own voices that are just as exciting and interesting as your favorite authors. With Monique Antonette Lewis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Finding Your Authentic Voice in Fiction
Poetry Reading | Poet Anne Waldman reads her work
Anne Waldman will be reading/performing new work from recent books "Gossamurmur" (Penguin Poets), "Jaguar Harmonics" (Post-Apollo), new CDs, and will introduce the Naropa anthology "CROSS WORLDS: Transcultural Poetics" (Coffee House Press). She will be accompanied by her nephew Devin "Brahja" Waldman on saxophone.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Poet Anne Waldman reads her work
7:00 pm
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Theaters, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Staged reading of a classic story adapted to modern times
Concert |
The Lone Bellow is a country rock trio - Zach Williams (guitar, lead vocals), Kanene Donehey Pipkin (mandolin, vocals), Brian Elmquist (guitar, vocals) - from Brooklyn.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Concerts, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, The Lone Bellow perform from their CD Then Came the Morning
7:30 pm
to 9:00 pm

Regular: $15
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Concerts, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Blues with a Twist
7:30 pm
to 9:00 pm

Regular: $22
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Theaters, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, One-act love story
Concert | College Cello Recital
Fu-Jyun Yang, cello. A uniquely rewarding experience for music lovers - the freshness and excitement of a solo recital by a gifted young artist at one of the world's leading conservatories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, College Cello Recital
Concert | Nippon Gendai Ongaku: Japanese Music Since 1945
Program: TOMOJIRŌ IKENOUCHI (1906-1991) Ballade sur un air Japonais ancien (1936) for cello and piano MARI KIMURA (b. 1962) Gemini, for violin (1995) TEIZO MATSUMURA (1929-2007) Pilgrimage I - II (2002), for piano NOBUYASU SAKONDA (b. 1961) New Century Song (2000/2003/2005) AYUO (b. 1960) Eurasian Tango No. 1 (1998) JO KONDO (b. 1947) Tango Mnemonic (1984) HARUNA MIYAKE (b. 1942) 43° North (1986/1995) MAMORU FUJIEDA (b. 1955) Patterns of Plants – The Fifth Collection (1996), for harpsichord JOJI YUASA (b. 1929) Observations on Weather Forecasts (1983), for baritone and trumpet TOSHI ICHIYANAGI (b. 1933) Fantasy (1997) for organ New Juilliard Ensemble: Joel Sachs, founding director and conductor; Robert Fleitz, piano; Christopher Herbert, baritone; Marco Lienhard, shakuhachi Attend a pre-concert panel discussion at 7 PM with Mari Kimura (violinist and composer), Rica Narimoto (composer), Ralph Samuelson (retired director, Asian Cultural Council), and Yoko Shioya (artistic director, Japan Society). Moderated by Joel Sachs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Nippon Gendai Ongaku: Japanese Music Since 1945
Concert | College Viola Recital
Gi Seo, Viola
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, College Viola Recital
8:00 pm
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Concerts, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Folk-Rock
9:30 pm
to 11:00 pm

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Concerts, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Blues with a Twist
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Theater | One-act love story

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