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If you're wondering what to do in New York City (NYC) today (11/23/2014) we recommend to first take a look at what's happening here free of charge.
You'll see lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events which will take your breath away! Club Free Time editors are happy to be your guides to the free arts, free culture and free entertainment in this city that never sleeps.

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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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'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:
Sunday, November 23, 2014

All events, activities, things to do today, Sunday, November 23, 2014 are free unless otherwise noted.

Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Park Walk | Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Tour | Grand Central Terminal Tour
For nearly 100 years, the Beaux-Arts beauty known as Grand Central Terminal (a.k.a Station) has been a testament to the ingenuity and ambition of a great city, impressing both travelers and visitors with it's wonderful architecture and pulsating vibe. It's history is a story of immense wealth, great engineering, a few accidents, a planned sabotage and one terrific ceiling, but most importantly a story of survival and rebirth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatching | Birding for Families
Experience the coming of Fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Join experts from NYC Audubon Society and Conservancy Discovery Guides on this walk to learn how to spot our feathered neighbors and their foreign cousins as they make their trip across the globe. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center. Ages 5+.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Flatiron District Walking Tour
Join professional guides on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk |
Noted mosaic artist Haifa Bint-Kadi joins environmentalist Curt Collier to discuss the role of street art in furthering social and environmental justice and as a mechanism for expressing the wants and needs of a community. Bint-Kadi is the founder of Community Engagement Through the Arts, C.E.T.T.A., an initiative of Groundwork Hudson Valley that uses a community arts model and a grassroots approach in using art to address community needs. Together Collier and Bint-Kadi will address the impact and critique of street art from Banksy to neighborhood graffitist.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Talks, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Conversations About Street Art
Slide Lecture | The Life and Music of Maria Callas
An exciting multimedia presentation featuring rare film footage and archival recordings that explore the life, music, and extraordinary impact of the soprano whose fiery dramatic portrayals made her the most exciting opera singer of her time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Riverside Walk
Walk over the bridge into Riverbank Park, where there are bathrooms and lunch (bring). Then walk south past Grant’s Tomb and make your way down to the Shore Path in Riverside Park, then walk south, possibly as far as 34th St. Some moderate ascents and descents. Several drop-off points available. Call if weather doubtful; hike may be cancelled for rain, snow, or excessive cold and wind.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Tours, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Riverside Walk
Tour | Union Square-'Midtown South' Tour
Highlights: The Metronome, statue of George Washington, Mahatma Gandhi, a 19th-century water fountain, Decker Piano Building.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Union Square-'Midtown South' Tour
Book Signing |
Divided by continent, You Are Here represents one (idealized) orbit of the ISS. This planetary photo tour — surprising, playful, thought-provoking, and visually delightful — is also punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero gravity by one of the world's most seasoned and accomplished astronauts. Event space seating will open at 5:00 pm on 4th floor. Priority seating with book purchase is limited.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Book Signings, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Astronaut Chris Hadfield signs copies of his book You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes - Photographs from the International Space Station
Workshop | Yoga at the Mansion
Join Chelsea for sessions appropriate for all levels of fitness. Awesome Asana is a budding yoga project in Washington Heights developed by teacher Chelsea Best.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talk | Gallery Tour: Under Another Name
This show considers work in multiple media, focusing on the relationship of various genres and media to one another. Here, ephemeral sculptures are captured as photographs; letterpress prints invoke the aesthetics of video; performances are recorded as drawings; sound is captured in objects; and photographs are abstracted into paintings. Rather than privileging one medium over another, the exhibition looks at their interdependence and what happens when a work is understood through the context of a new medium.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Gallery Tour: Under Another Name
1:00 pm
to 2:25 pm

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Theaters, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Classical European love story with Japanese accent....
1:30 pm
Regular: $25
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Theaters, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Classic Christmas theater
Tour | Harlem Tour
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Theater | College Production: The Submission by Jeff Talbott
A raw, unsentimental play about race and gender that exposes the quiet prejudice and intolerance among even our most progressive thinkers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Theaters, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, College Production: The Submission by Jeff Talbott
Film | Paul Henreid's Dead Ringer (1964): Evil Twin Takes Over
Starring: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, and Peter Lawford. The working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated. 115 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Reading | Jeff VanderMeer and Desirina Boskovich read from their book The Steampunk Users Manual: An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro Futurist Dreams
Steampunk, the retro-futuristic cultural movement, has become a substantial and permanent genre in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. A large part of its appeal is that, at its core, Steampunk is about doing it yourself: building on the past while also innovating and creating something original.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Jeff VanderMeer and Desirina Boskovich read from their book The Steampunk Users Manual: An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro Futurist Dreams
Tour | Southern Park Welcome Tour
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights. Route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. 45 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Southern Park Welcome Tour
2:00 pm
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Theaters, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, One-woman comedy theater
2:00 pm
to 3:45 pm

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Theaters, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Play probing the mysteries of dating
2:00 pm
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Theaters, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee
Opera | Opera Scenes
Domenico Boyagian, Conductor Patrick Diamond, Director
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Concerts, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Opera Scenes
Concert | College Flute Recital
Alyssa Greengrass, flute
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Concerts, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, College Flute Recital
Concert | Tia Roper, Flutist
The concert is sure to be a very innovative and exciting concert with compositions from Bach to Rodrigo. Accompanying on piano will be Mitchell Vines.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Tia Roper, Flutist
3:00 pm
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Dance Performances, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Modern adaptation of classic ballet
3:00 pm
to 5:00 pm

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Theaters, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, A portrait of one of America’s greatest and most prolific poets
Concert | Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation
The program features the great repertoire of the Organ on the 101 rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor &amp; Boody Organ Builders.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | College Jazz Saxophone Recital
Born in Verona, Italy, Francesco Geminiani began the study of saxophone in his teenage years and soon became part of the jazz scene. Robert Bonisolo has been is private teacher since the beginning and in the meantime he attended the jazz course at the Conservatory in Verona and Lausanne, Switzerland. In Swiss he seriously started developing his sound, digging deep into music thanks to all the encounters and concerts he played with great musicians over there. Receiving the Zorzella prize in Italy, he finally moved to New York in 2012, where he expanded even more his musical boundaries.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, College Jazz Saxophone Recital
Concert |
Program: Dieterich Buxtehude Ihr lieben Christen, freut euch nun, BuxWV 51 Hieronymus Praetorius Ecce Dominus veniet á 8 Join the Grammy-nominated Bach Choir and Players for the opening of the 47th season of Bach Vespers as they welcome to the podium their new music director Donald Meineke. The one-hour program featuring one of the leading early music ensembles in the United States promises to be an exciting and enriching evening.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Concerts, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Bach Vespers
Concert | The Great Organ: Colin MacKnight
In celebration of the restored Great Organ, the Cathedral presents a concert series following Sunday Evensong. This recital is free and open to the public. With: Colin MacKnight, New York, NY.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert |
Program: MARTINŮ La revue de cuisine DOHNÁNYI Sextet in C Major, Op. 37 The exciting young musicians of Ensemble ACJW have been cited as "one of the strongest ensembles in the city" (New York Classical Review). Ensemble ACJW showcases its versatility and virtuosity in a program featuring Czech composer Martinů's whimsical La revue de cuisine and Hungarian master Dohnányi's colorfully scored Sextet in C Major.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Concerts, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Ensemble ACJW performs works by Martinů and Dohnányi
5:00 pm
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Concerts, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Classic Soul &amp; Motown Revue
5:00 pm
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Theaters, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Classical European love story with Japanese accent....
Concert | Organ Recital: Caroline Robinson
The Organ Recital Series is free and open to the public. Today's recital is by Caroline Robinson of Rochester, NY. She perfroms works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, and Joseph Jongen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | College Violin Recital
Maxfield Panish, violin
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, College Violin Recital
5:30 pm
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Theaters, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee
Screening | The Play's the Thing: Vaclav Havel, Art and Politic
The film series focuses on the places and people that Vaclav Havel knew from the influential Theatre on the Balustrade, where his theatrical career began, to his friendships with filmmakers of the Czech New Wave, and to his political ascendancy in Prague. Curated by Margaret Parsons, head of the film program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. All films are in Czech with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, The Play's the Thing: Vaclav Havel, Art and Politic
6:00 pm
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Dance Performances, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Modern adaptation of classic ballet
7:00 pm
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Film | Documentary: Anne de Mare and Kristen Kelly's The Homestretch (2014)
The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. 89 min. Q and A with filmmakers to follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Documentary: Anne de Mare and Kristen Kelly's The Homestretch (2014)
Dance Performance |
Dawn explores the awakening to our bodies through choreographer Adrienn Hód’s intimate dance experiment which seats the audience on stage, in daring proximity to the performers. Adults only.
   New York City, NY; NYC

$20 suggested donation;
Dance Performances, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, Hodworks, Hungary's most acclaimed dance ensemble, presents Dawn
Concert | College Guitar Recital
Kazuki Ueki, guitar
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 23, 2014, 11/23/2014, College Guitar Recital
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Theater | Two Different Takes on a Famous Love Affair

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Theater | Dark comedy

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Theater | Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

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