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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 (10/20/2014) 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.

So start using these unique New York City opportunities today!

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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
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every day of the year
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that only New York provides:
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Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City!

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  • 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
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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:
Monday, October 20, 2014

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

Tour |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.    New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Lower Manhattan Tour
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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10:00 am
Free
Tours, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Workshop |
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.    New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
Free
Workshops, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Advanced MS Word 2010 Workshop
Workshop |
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.    New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
Free
Workshops, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, MS Excel 2011 for Mac for Beginners
12:00 pm
Free
Lectures, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, To Lose Without Fighting? The US, China, Southeast Asia and the South China Sea
Workshop |
Learn about hardware and software before buying a computer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Computer Buying Guide
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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1:00 pm
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Tours, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Concert |
Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral’s unparalleled Great Organ.    New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, The Great Organ: Midday Monday
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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2:00 pm
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Tours, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Discussion |
A discussion on the recent elections in Indonesia and the inauguration of a new era of politics. Joko Widodo is the first President without ties to the former Suharto regime, and won against a more conservative Muslim 'strongman' candidate. What does this mean for the consolidation of Indonesia's democracy? What are the biggest challenges the new President will face? This conversation will begin with a presentation from Marcus Mietzner, Associate Professor at the Australian National University, and author of Money, Power, and Ideology: Political Parties in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia.    New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Discussions, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, The New Political Era in Indonesia
Lecture |
A story of urban transformation, cultural shifts, and an expanding contemporary art scene. The Chelsea Gallery District has become New York’s most dominant neighborhood for contemporary art, and the streets of the west side are filled with gallery owners, art collectors, and tourists. Developments like the High Line, historical preservation projects like the Gansevoort Market, the Chelsea galleries, and plans for megaprojects like the Hudson Yards Development have redefined what is now being called the “Far West Side” of Manhattan.    New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, David Halle discusses his book New York's New Edge: Contemporary Art, the High Line, and Urban Megaprojects on the Far West Side
Lecture |
In his lecture, Renaissance scholar Gerard Passannante will discuss Leonardo da Vinci’s lifelong obsession with images of natural catastrophe — men and women swept up in hurricanes, cities demolished in a single violent stroke, the earth rendered a mere speck of dust by a sudden shift of scale. Moving from the artist’s instructions on how to paint a deluge (which would capture the imagination of filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein) to his astonishing late sketches of the flood, Passannante will consider the philosophical questions that haunted Leonardo as he pictured scenes of destruction.    New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Leonardo's Disasters
Screening |
The Mishaps of Musty Suffer was a cartoony and surreal series of silent comedy shorts produced in 1916 and 1917. Wildly popular during its release, the series has been oddly overlooked and neglected ever since, but the films are getting a new life thanks to a recent DVD release. These unique slapstick films are being seen again for the first time in nearly 100 years. Musty was played by Ziegfeld Follies star and former Ringling clown Harry Watson, Jr. On this program, four prime examples of the Musty Suffer comedies will be shown in new HD digital transfers. Film historian Steve Massa, who has researched Watson and his films in the scrapbooks and files of the Library’s Billy Rose Theatre Collection, will introduce the program. The program will have live musical accompaniment by Ben Model, who also produced the new Mishaps of Musty Suffer DVD.    New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Screenings, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, The Mishaps of Musty Suffer: Silent Comedy Shorts
Park Walk |
The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, The High Line Tour
Film |
Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud. Fifteen-year-old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth who will keep Toby if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in thirteen hours. 101 min.    New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Jim Henson's Labyrinth (1986): Brothers and Goblins
Jazz |
A concert followed by a jazz reception.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Concerts, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Student Jazz Pianists
Workshop |
Did you learn how to use iMovie? Come put your skills to use in our Digital Story Telling class. Create a movie that explores a topic using pictures, video clips and sound.    New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Digital Story Telling Using iMovie
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture explores coming to terms with the mid-1940s, the contradictory emotions of a defeated people—sorrow and anger, guilt and pride, despondency and resilience—as well as the ambiguities and paradoxes of Allied victory and occupation.    New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Slide Lectures, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Werner Sollors discusses his book The Temptation of Despair: Tales of the 1940s
Book Reading |
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson, Finnish writer and beloved creator of the Moomin cartoon series, the day before the publication of The Woman Who Borrowed Memories: Selected Stories of Tove Jansson. Novelists Philip Teir and Kathryn Davis will discuss Jansson’s life and work and her influence on their own fiction. Actor Tuomas Hiltunen will read from Jansson’s work and journalist Anu Partanen and will moderate the evening. Reception to follow.    New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Writer Tove Jansson's Centenary
Discussion |
Is there such a thing as “untranslatables”? Translating works from one language or form to another is an endlessly challenging task. Barbara Cassin, David Bellos, and Abel Lanzac have each undertaken translation projects, either adapting the work of others or their own words, encountering many hurdles in the process. What savvy gymnastics must be performed to translate works of fiction or philosophy into English or to adapt a comic book for screen?    New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Untranslatable? A Roundtable
Reading |
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as they read you a story or two. Featured: scary stories for Halloween.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Readings, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Story Time for Grown-Ups
Book Reading |
Page's book provides a listing of hundreds of ingredients from açaí to zucchini, plus how to pair them with herbs, spices and other seasonings to enhance their flavor. Discover compassionate cooking.    New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Karen Page discusses her book The Vegetarian Flavor Bible
7:00 pm
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Performances, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, A Tour de Force One Man Play About One Person Being Put on Two Different Trials
7:00 pm
Free
Book Readings, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Jim Dwyer reads from his book More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys and Their Heroic Quest to Save Your Privacy from Facebook
Book Signing |
Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet.    New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Book Signings, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Comedian Jim Gaffigan signs copies of his book Food: A Love Story
Jazz |
Pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim’s unique soulful style is rooted in classic jazz, but is also inspired by gospel and the traditional music of his native Cape Town. Ibrahim’s commitment to jazz and African music rings out in every note he plays and through his M7 Academy, a foundation committed to inspiring excellence in young people through music. In celebration of his 80th birthday, Ibrahim performs with members of his trio, septet Ekaya, and big band in a concert filled with gorgeous melodies and sparkling colors.    New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Abdullah Ibrahim and Friends, Blending Jazz and African Music
Staged Reading |
In early 2014, the Harold Clurman Playwrights Division sought plays that address issues of the environmental crisis or global violence against women and girls. Over sixty plays were received. Seven of them will be read. The cast will be comprised of alumni.    New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Seven New 10-Minute Plays Addressing the Environmental Crisis and Gender Violence
Tour |
New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native tribes, lost opportunities and political intrigue. With almost every step one takes through the West Village, one encounters the ghosts and spirits of New York City’s past. Every corner has its stories, every building has its haunted spirits.    New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Tours, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
Film |
Filmed over 7 years among the Aka, one of Congo's pygmy tribes, Forest of the Dancing Spirits is an intimate and expansive portrait of life in a hunter-gatherer society. The film centers on the relationship of Akaya and Kengole, a young couple struggling to have children and find acceptance in their social group. Filmmaker Linda Vastrik's portrayal of her subjects is deeply human, but decidedly unromantic, and offers a rare window into a way of life that is being threatened by the outside world. 104 min.    New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
$10 suggested donation
Films, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Documentary: Linda Vastrik's Forest of the Dancing Spirits (2013)
7:30 pm
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Concerts, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Classical chamber music
Lecture |
Today's foremost Czech chamber ensemble discusses and performs examples from works by Dvorak, Smetana, Suk, Novak, Martinu, Janacek, and Haas. Moderated by Hanna Arie-Gaifman, Director of 92nd Street Y's Tisch Center for the Arts.    New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Lectures, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, The Smetana Trio: Lecture and Demonstration
Tour |
New York is a skyscraper city and there is no better time to view Manhattan’s icons than after the sun sets and the lights go on. Fueled by competition and a dash of audacity, New York City is still producing one of mankind’s most remarkable skyline. NOTE: THIS TOUR SPENDS MUCH TIME INDOORS OR IN SUBWAYS AND GREAT FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS.    New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Tours, October 20, 2014, 10/20/2014, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
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