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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 (4/16/2014) 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:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

All events, activities, things to do today, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 are free unless otherwise noted.

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
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Central Park 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, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Greenwich Village Neighborhood 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 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
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 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Cathedral Tour
Lecture |
Joyce Carol Oates is perhaps one of the most prolific writer of her generation with over forty titles ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
free
Lectures, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Author Talk: Joyce Carol Oates
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 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, 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 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Bach at Noon
Gallery Talk |
This new quilt show celebrates Grand Central Terminal through fiber art. Last year, The City Quilter, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
free
Gallery Talks, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Tour of Grand Central Centennial Quilts
Reading |
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as they read you a story or two. Featuring stories about ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
free
Readings, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Story Time for Grown-Ups
Gallery Talk |
A Museum Ambassador gives a 45-minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
free
Gallery Talks, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Infinity of Nations Guided Tour
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 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Cathedral Tour
Jazz |
A jazz concert for the midtown community. These popular midday concerts feature well-regarded artists. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Concerts, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Midtown Jazz
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, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Tour
Master Class |
Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is one of the most highly respected and critically acclaimed artists of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
free
Concerts, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Master Class: Stephanie Blythe, Voice
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
4:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Harlem Tour
Opening Reception |
An exhibition of works by third-year BFA Illustration students. ... more

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

free
Opening Receptions, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Exhibition: Beautiful Losers
Concert |
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Wei Qi, mezzo soprano 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Gwendolyn Reed, double bass ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
to 10:00 pm

free
Concerts, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, College Recitals
Concert |
6pm Double Vision XVIII - Presentation of new works composed during the current semester by students ... more

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

free
Concerts, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, College Recitals
Lecture |
Paul Shaw, graphic design historian, looks at Philip Grushkin, one of the leading freelance book jacket ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Lectures, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, The Book Jackets of Philip Grushkin: A Look at the Design Process in the Pre-Digital Era
Lecture |
Speaker Dennis J. Blasko, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), served 23 years as a Military Intelligence ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Lectures, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, The Chinese Armed Forces and Domestic Security
Lecture |
Myriam Cottias, historian of slavery and post-slavery society in the Francophone context, and President ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Lectures, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, After Slavery: From Memory to Reparations in the Atlantic World
Discussion |
In conversation with Jeffrey Weiss and Julia Robinson, artist Robert Morris discusses various aspects ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Discussions, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Object Sculpture, 1960-1965
Workshop |
Whenever you speak for business, you are on stage. Maria Guida shares actors’ performance skills that ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Workshops, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Speak with the Poise, Passion, and Persuasive Power of a Broadway Actor
Opening Reception |
Lebbeus Woods: Architect brings together over 100 works from the past 35 years by one of the most ... more

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

free
Opening Receptions, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, 2 Art Shows: Lebbeus Woods: Architect / Len Lye: Motion Sketch
Talk |
This lecture by Andy Cavatorta, MIT Media Lab alumnus, Bjork collaborator and TED exhibiting artist, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free; RSVP required
Talks, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Music, Machines and Meaning
Party |
Join the Designers Samm Cohen, Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, and Joseph A. W. Quintela as they unveil 9 unique ... more

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

free
Partys, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Book Designers Launch Party
Opening Reception |
With: Alyssa E. Fanning, Christy Rupp, Debra Drexler, Emily Cheng, Ford Crull, Gary Stephan, George ... more

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

free
Opening Receptions, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Group Exhibition: Feral Objects
Discussion |
The history of domestic-worker organizing illustrates how they have mobilized to transform their working ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Discussions, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Historical Perspectives on Domestic Worker Organizing
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture showcases an Emmy-Award-winning TV and radio investigative crime correspondent's ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Slide Lectures, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Jon Leiberman discusses his book Whitey on Trial: Secrets, Corruption, and the Search for Truth
6:30 pm
to 8:00 pm

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Talks, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, A way forward for America and China
Gallery Talk |
Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Gallery Talks, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Photographer Richard Renaldi discusses his book Touching Strangers
Talk |
"If it makes your stomach turn to hear that the musical is the Great American Art Form, you're not alone. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Talks, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Artist Talk: Alix Pearlstein
Talk |
An artist whose work creates an intersection between space, light, architecture, science fiction and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Talks, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Artist Talk: Kira Lynn Harris
Master Class |
Pamela Frank (born June 20, 1967) is an American violinist, with an active international career across ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Concerts, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Master Class: Pamela Frank, Violin
Book Reading |
Caroline Clarke's moving memoir of her surprise discovery of her birth mother Cookie Cole, the daughter ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Book Readings, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Caroline Clarke discusses her book Postcards from Cookie: A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles, and a Whole Lot of Mail
Discussion |
With: Rachel Abrams, Henry Bermudez, Carla Goldberg, Laura Gurton, Michelle Marcuse, John Monti, Donna ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Discussions, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Process and Flight Plan: An Artists' Panel
Film |
Documentary: Richard Press' Bill Cunningham New York (2010) For decades, he has been ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Films, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, A funny and often poignant portrait of the New York Times fashion photographer and cultural anthropologist.
Theater |
In the desolate landscape of a North Dakota boomtown, where oil flows and space is limited, residents ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, New Voices Playwrights Festival: The House Itself Does Not Burn by Molly Haas-Hooven
Book Reading |
Therapist Dr. Sonya Rhodes guides readers to finding the right match without compromising. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Book Readings, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Sonya Rhodes reads from her book The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match: How Today's Strong Women Can Find Love and Happiness Without Settling
7:00 pm
Regular: $50
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Off Broadway Musical
Dance Performance |
The Suitcase Fund hosts Isack Peter Abeneko and Nshoma Nkwabi, two, emerging choreographers from Dar ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
free
Dance Performances, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Dance: Isack Peter Abeneko and Nshoma Nkwabi Nghangaamala
Jazz |
Jazz musicians perform original student-composed works that highlight the unique musical and compositional ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free tickets required
Concerts, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Jazz Ensembles
Concert |
Merav Goldman, horn. Experience the freshness and excitement of a solo performance by a gifted young ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
free
Concerts, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, College Horn Recital
8:00 pm
Regular: $10
Member: $0.00
Concerts, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Blues show
Concert |
Joanna Sternberg, bass ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
free
Concerts, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, College Bass Recital
9:00 pm
Regular: $19.50
Member: $0.00
Concerts, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Hip-hop show
Performance |
Stand-up comedy show (that has been featured on MTV, and that fills to standing-room only each week). ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
free, no food/drink minimum, free pizza
Performances, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, Gandhi, Is That You? Comedy Show
Theater |
When a traffic-cop accidentally spills a cup of coffee on a grad-student’s laptop, their disparate ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
9:30 pm
Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, April 16, 2014, 04/16/2014, New Voices Playwrights Festival: The Old Forever New Things by Dan Kitrosser
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Concert | Choral works on Biblical themes

Regular: $50; Member: $0.00

Theater | A play by Pope John Paul II

Regular: $25; Member: $0.00

Theater | Off Broadway Musical

Regular: $50; Member: $0.00

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