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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 (9/18/2014) 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:
Thursday, September 18, 2014

All events, activities, things to do today, Thursday, September 18, 2014 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop |
Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for all ages and experience ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 am
free
Workshops, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Park Tai Chi
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, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Tour
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, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Midtown Manhattan Tour
Park Walk |
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Workshop |
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Topics include entering data and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free; registration required
Workshops, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, MS Excel 2010 For Beginners
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 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, 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 12:30 pm

free
Tours, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Experience Fort Jay: An Island Star
Workshop |
Join an all-new weekly Game Social to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
to 3:00 pm

free
Workshops, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Board Game Social
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 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, 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, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Bach at Noon
Concert |
Pianist and composer Yuka Aikawa began playing piano at the age of five in her native country, Japan. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
free
Concerts, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Piano in the Park: Yuka Aikawa
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free; reservations can be made 30 days in advance
Tours, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Concert |
Program Mozart Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502 Brahms Piano Trio No. 2 ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
free
Concerts, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, A Duo of Trios: Works by Mozart and Brahms
Book Discussion |
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; registration required
Book Discussions, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space: 1984 by George Orwell
Film |
Stars: James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth. Quick-tempered but likable Biff Grimes ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Films, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Raoul Walsh's Oscar-Nominated The Strawberry Blonde (1941): 2 Guys, 1 Girl
Workshop |
With Spring Studio. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Workshops, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Drawing Workshop
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 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Harlem Tour
Park Walk |
The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, The High Line 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 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Park Walk |
It is easy to forget that you are in a crowded city while walking through this spectacular park. This ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Central Park Tour - Middle Section
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, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Subway Art Tour
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 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Hike through History
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, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Infinity of Nations Guided Tour
Other |
Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
free
Others, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Human Chess
Symposium |
Cultural production opens avenues for new ways of thinking. How productive or conducive can the methods ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:30 pm
to 9:00 pm

Free; registration required
Symposiums, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, The Legacy of the Cultural Boycott in South Africa
Opening Reception |
The newest series by the internationally exhibited artist. Kremena is best known for her ceramic and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

free
Opening Receptions, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Kremena Lefterova: Drawings and Paintings
Opening Reception |
New York-based Ghanaian-American artist Tetteh Tawiah will host a solo exhibition which reflects the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

Free; RSVP required
Opening Receptions, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Exhibition: Tetteh Tawiah's Shape Your World: Passion Play Purpose
Film |
Do you feel overwhelmed by the possessions, papers and piles that have taken over your life and space? ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
free
Films, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Got Clutter? Join the Library Support Group
Workshop |
Downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructor Heather Seagraves, whose classes are spirited ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Workshops, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Park Yoga
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, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Brooklyn Heights Tour
Lecture |
After decades of remaining at about 60%, the gender pay 
ratio started to rise in the late 1970s. The ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Lectures, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, The Gender Pay Gap: Going, Going...But Not Gone
Book Signing |
The thrilling story of Marie Curie, the love-torn woman who discovered radium over one hundred years ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Book Signings, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Shirley Lauro signs copies of her play The Radiant
Performance |
The Violin is a collaboration between composer Anna Clyne and visual artist Josh Dorman. Amy Kauffman ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Performances, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, The Violin Release Party and Performance
Talk |
Presented by Toby Weiss, Director of Cultural Diversity and Jewish Programming, Metropolitan Jewish Hospice ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Talks, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Retaining Choice: In The Face of Recent Health Care Legislative Changes
Opening Reception |
A group exhibition that features sixteen artists who engage in sewing, knitting, and weaving to create ... more

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

free
Opening Receptions, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Group Show: Thread Lines
Opening Reception |
Mira Friedlaender is a Brooklyn–based multidisciplinary artist who puts creative struggle at the center ... more

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

free
Opening Receptions, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Exhibition: Mira Friedlaender: Half of What's There
Talk |
Homer Layne was the trusted assistant to renowned American couturier Charles James. Join Layne as he ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free; RSVP required
Talks, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Homer Layne: My Life with Charles James at the Chelsea Hotel
Opening Reception |
An exhibition of photographs by Guggenheim Award-winning Brazilian photographer Valdir Cruz. Cruz’s ... more

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

free
Opening Receptions, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Photos: Valdir Cruz's Guarapuava
Opening Reception |
Through objects, etchings and prints, Ganzglass focuses his attention on a series of allegorical works ... more

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

free
Opening Receptions, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Exhibition: Marc Ganzglass' Three new buildings, a fence and a factory
Opening Reception |
Fernando Botero was born in Colombia in 1932 in a town called Medellín, located in the heart of the ... more

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

Free; RSVP required
Opening Receptions, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Exhibition: Fernando Botero's Beauty in Volume
Slide Lecture |
Andrew Gustafson, the Vice President of Turnstile Tours and a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Slide Lectures, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Brooklyn Army Terminal: Transportation, Architecture, and Industry
Film |
The New Black tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Films, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Documentary: Yoruba Richen's The New Black (2013)
Book Reading |
Betty Halbreich, personal shopper at Bergdorf's for over 30 years and star of the documentary Scatter ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Book Readings, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Betty Halbreich discusses her book I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist with designer Isaac Mizrahi
Book Reading |
It is December 6, 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Book Readings, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, James Ellroy reads from his book Perfidia
Poetry Reading |
Cedric Tillman is the author of “Lilies in the Valley” (Aquarius Press, 2013). Wendy S. Walters newest ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Poetry Readings, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Poetry Reading: Cedric Tillman / Wendy Walters / Adrian Matejka
Poetry Reading |
Series editor and School of Writing professor David Lehman joins contributors to launch the 27th edition ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Poetry Readings, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, The Best American Poetry 2014 Reading
Opening Reception |
An exhibition of works by select BFA Photography alumni from the School of Visual Arts classes of 2013 ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Opening Receptions, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Photoville, an Alumni Exhibition
Discussion |
The New Cartography: Eyal Weizman and Laura Kurgan in Conversation is a discussion between two experts ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Discussions, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, The New Cartography
Performance |
Projections become part of a consumer feedback opera as three opera singers arrive to activate the otherwise ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Performances, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Performance Art: Cally Spooner's It's About You
Book Reading |
Rene Steinke (Friendswood) and Bret Anthony Johnston (Remember Me Like This) will read from their latest ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free; RSVP required
Book Readings, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Authors Rene Steinke and Bret Anthony Johnston in Conversation
Workshop |
The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
free
Workshops, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Journey to the Stars
Park Walk |
The skeletal remains of the High Line’s elevated tracks set the perfect scene for a spooky evening. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, The Dark Side of the High Line Tour
Performance |
Founded in 1988 in Casablanca, Hoba Hoba Spirit draws its drive from the bold clack of qarqaba (double ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
free
Performances, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, African Sounds: Hoba Hoba Spirit
Theater |
Larry has given up his punk rock partying ways, and now takes in strays from AA meetings to do odd jobs ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Pay-what-you-can-admission policy
Theaters, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, New Drama: Just About Cured by Dennis Staroselsky
Workshop |
With: Naina Marballi. Ayurveda, India’s ancient healthcare tradition, views food not as ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free; registration required
Workshops, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Intro Class: Ayurvedic Nutrition - Healing Body, Mind and Spirit
8:00 pm
to 10:00 pm

Regular: $69.00
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, New Musical - Featuring Tony Award Winning Talent
8:00 pm
Regular: $45
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, Romantic musical comedy
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Regular: $75; Member: $0.00

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