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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 (9/20/2014) 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:
  • free concerts in New York City, NYC
  • free movies in New York City, NYC
  • free jazz in New York City, NYC
  • free poetry readings in New York City
  • 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
  • free theater in New York City, NYC
  • free tickets to concerts, theater and dance performances in New York City, NYC
  • free things to do in New York City, NYC

'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:
Saturday, September 20, 2014

All events, activities, things to do today, Saturday, September 20, 2014 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop |
Sketch and paint the Hudson River and neighboring parks with an artist/educator. Materials provided. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
free
Workshops, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Drawing in the Park
Dance Lesson |
Open to all levels and ages. No experience required. Bring comfortable clothes and sneakers, plus water. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
free
Dance Lessons, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Dance Class with the Jose Limón Dance Company
Workshop |
Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! Their free walk-up kayaking program ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
to 5:00 pm

free
Workshops, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Kayaking on the Hudson
Park Walk |
Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Weekly Guided Walking Tours are free hour-long ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
free
Park Walks, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Guided Walking Tour: The High Line
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, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
City Walk |
City Hall Park, Broadway, New York, NY, United States (map) DescriptionFree Tours by Foot is partnering ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
City Walks, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
10:00 am
to 6:00 pm

free
Fairs, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Street Fair
10:00 am
to 5:00 pm

free
Fairs, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Street Fair
Fair |
An all-day “Meet The Africa Center” festival will introduce the public to the place once known as ... more

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

free
Fairs, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Museum Open House
Tour |
Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Williamsburg Street Art Tour
Tour |
Time to learn about the other New York City; the city that nurtured political, cultural and intellectual ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Alternative New York Tour
Tour |
Roosevelt House - the former double townhouse of Franklin, Eleanor and Sara Delano Roosevelt, and now ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm

$10 suggested donation; RSVP recommended
Tours, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Roosevelt House Public Tour
Tour |
Join a public tour of this historic U.S. Navy vessel that was originally deployed during Vietnam and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
to 4:00 pm

free
Tours, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Baylander Tour
Fair |
Manhattan’s favorite artisan market is back for a fifth season of amazing vintage finds, artisan creations ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
to 6:00 pm

free
Fairs, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Street Fair
Birdwatching |
Join a birder/naturalist to learn about the birds that nest and rest in the parks. Along with familiar ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
free
Birdwatchings, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Birdwatching in the Park
Workshop |
Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
free
Workshops, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Shape Up Zumba
Park Walk |
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from horticulturalists ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
free
Park Walks, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Garden Tour
Tour |
Explore Castle Williams and get some history in the round at the best-preserved circular fortification ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:30 am
to 4:30 pm

Free tickets required
Tours, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Explore Castle Williams Tour
Tour |
About 30 minutes. Fortify your mind! Tour one of the best examples of classic star-shaped fort design ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:30 am
to 3:30 pm

free
Tours, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Experience Fort Jay: An Island Star
Tour |
This tour highlights the unique, bizarre and beautiful bohemia we call Greenwich Village. Tours last ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:30 am
free
Tours, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Greenwich Village Walking Tour
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, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Learn Juggling in the Park
Tour |
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
free
Tours, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Southern Park Welcome Tour
Workshop |
Morningside Lights is a weeklong arts event, culminating in an illuminated procession of public art in ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free; registration required
Workshops, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Morningside Lights: Odysseus on the A Train
Parade |
Over more than fifty years, the German-American Steuben Parade has grown into the largest event of its ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
free
Parades, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, The 57th German-American Steuben Parade
Workshop |
Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as our scientists use a seining net to humanely ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free; RSVP required
Workshops, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Seining the River Wild
Other |
Free coloring books! Look for the table with crayons, disco music and free coloring books. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
to 4:00 pm

free
Others, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Coloring Books Giveaway
Film |
Stars: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles. A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:15 pm
Free; RSVP recommended
Films, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Mike Newell's Mona Lisa Smile (2003): Art Opens Minds
Screening |
The inaugural After School Special Film Festival features films and animations by some of the most accomplished ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
to 11:59 pm

free
Screenings, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, After School Special Film Festival
1:30 pm
Free; reservations required
Concerts, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, New York Opera Forum presents La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli
Film |
Starring Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Schoeffling. High school sophomore Sam Baker’s ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Films, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, John Hughes' Sixteen Candles (1984): Teenage Suds
Tour |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Lower 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
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Tour
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, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Harlem Tour
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
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
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
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Brooklyn Heights Tour
Performance |
EARTH (a play about people) is a multidisciplinary theatrical event exploring the personal, social, and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Performances, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Open Studio with Superhero Clubhouse
Tour |
The tour explores the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Tours, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Union Square-Crossroads of New York Tour
Concert |
Program: Selections from Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik The opening movement ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
$10 suggested donation; $5 for students/seniors
Concerts, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Orchestra of St. Luke’s Family Music Day
2:00 pm
to 4:00 pm

Regular: $69.00
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, New Musical - Featuring Tony Award Winning Talent
Hike |
About 90 minutes. See the whole history of the island in one go. The most comprehensive program takes ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
free
Hikes, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Hike through History
Film |
Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. 80 ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free; RSVP recommended
Films, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Documentary: Teller's Tim's Vermeer (2013)
Concert |
Aoife O’Donovan is a versatile singer who has lent her voice to a range of genres from progressive ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
free
Concerts, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Country Sounds: Aoife O’Donovan / Cahalen Morrison and Eli West
Performance |
A gripping theatrical presentation with music and dance highlighting the devastating impact of a horrific ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free; RSVP requested
Performances, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Excerpts from Firefighters, a Musical
3:00 pm
Regular: $45
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Romantic musical comedy
Concert |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
free
Concerts, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Concert on Water
Concert |
The program features the great repertoire of the Organ on the 101 rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
free
Concerts, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Film |
André Robert Lee takes a journey back in time to revisit the events of his adolescence while also spending ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Films, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Documentary: André Robert Lee's The Prep School Negro (2012)
Dance Performance |
Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
free
Dance Performances, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Dance Safari!
Concert |
With: Danielle Farina, viola Jeewon Park, piano Anthony Newman, piano Program ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Concerts, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Faculty Recital Featuring Works by Schumann and Others
Dancing |
Do-si-do and promenade at a dance party like no other, with a whole lot of country food, music, and fun. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Dancings, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Park Square Dance
Dancing |
West Coast Swing, a partner dance fusing elements of slow Lindy Hop, Salsa, and booty-shakin’, can ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Dancings, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, West Coast Swing Dancing
6:00 pm
to 7:30 pm

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Performances, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
Opening Reception |
With: Matthew Buckingham, Jill Magid, Lucy Raven, Yve Laris Cohen, David Horvitz, Boru O’Brien O’Connell, ... more

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

free
Opening Receptions, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Group Show: Infinite Tuning
Theater |
A dramatic play highlighting the devastating impact of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free; RSVP requested
Theaters, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Noriko Inamori's Prayer of Love and Peace, a Play about the Atomic Bombings
Tour |
New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
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; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
8:00 pm
to 10:00 pm

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee
8:00 pm
Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Stand-up comedy
8:00 pm
Regular: $45
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Romantic musical comedy
Concert |
Program Alessandro Annunziata’s Ritrovare (World Premiere) Harrison Birtwistle's ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free tickets required
Concerts, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Music by Composers from England, Germany, Israel, and Italy
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Theater | Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $75; Member: $0.00

Opera | Rising opera stars

Regular: $39; Member: $0.00

Concert | All-Bethoven evening

Regular: $25; Member: $0.00

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