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January 21, 2017. 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, January or June, May or September.

New York's cultural scene is at its busiest in October and March (and the same goes for free events, free things to do), but other months of the year still offer incredible amount of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, January 21, 2017!

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Where else but in New York City 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, and all of that on any day of the year, whether it's December or July, April or November!

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, January 21, 2017!

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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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Free things to do, free events that take place in New York City every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something interesting to do today (January 21, 2017) or on any other day of the year don't miss those free-of-charge opportunities that only New York provides! You can find lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!

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In addition to providing information about free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC), Club Free Time offers its members complimentary tickets to classical music concerts, dance performances and theater: 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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Experience an entirely new perspective on New York. '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
every day of the year
is truly amazing.

So don't miss the opportunities
that only New York provides:
stop wondering what to do;
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free things to do,
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in NYC
today!

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Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides:
  • free concerts in NYC
  • free movies in NYC
  • free jazz in NYC
  • free poetry readings in NYC
  • free tours/hikes in NYC
  • free city walks in NYC
  • free Yoga /Tai Chi in NYC
  • fairs and parades in NYC
  • free theater in NYC
  • free tickets to concerts, theater and dance performances in NYC

'New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.' (The New York Times article about Club Free Time).

27 Free Events, free things to do in New York City (NYC) today:
Saturday, January 21, 2017,

All events, things to do today, Saturday, January 21, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.

Tour | Manhattan Street Art Tour
Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Tours, January 21, 2017, 01/21/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour
Workshop | Health and Race Walking
Moderate-to-brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying the Park's beautiful landscapes. This event takes place every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 21, 2017, 01/21/2017, Health and Race Walking
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. Tour is Wednesdays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Park Walks, January 21, 2017, 01/21/2017, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Tour | Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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. This tour takes place Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2pm, and Saturdays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | New York One-Day Tour
Don't have enough time to take all of the tours? Prefer to experience Manhattan with a smaller group, but a private booking is out of reach? Then consider our All-in-One New York Tour. This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, the World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Chelsea Market and the Highline Park. Tour takes place Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all. Tours are Mondays and Fridays at 2pm, and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walk | Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, January 21, 2017, 01/21/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Workshop | 3D Printing Mini Workshop
This workshop will cover the basics of getting started with 3D printing, no technical background and no personal printer required. They will start with a short overview of this exciting new technology and cover beginner 3D printing tools. Using an easy-to-learn online application you will customize your own simple 3D product that can be printed with Shapeways. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walk | Heart of the Park Tour
On this east-west walk you will see some of the Park's most well-known landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Route involves a few stairs. 90 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, January 21, 2017, 01/21/2017, Heart of the Park Tour
Workshop | OMG NYC: Origami Meetup Group
Kick off this monthly Origami Meetup Group with a book signing and demo with Origami Master Sok Song.OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - the ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Super-Charging Your Job Search
John Crant shows how to look at your job search and next career opportunity from a different angle. Discover how to plan, set goals, and manage your job search. The discussion includes: 15 Pathways to Job Search Success Networking Strategy Job Search Activity Goals and Tracking Weekly Review of Your Goals Calling a Hiring Manager, and Strategy 30 Second Calling "Script": Preparation before Calling.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Charles Vidor's Gilda (1946): Dangerous Triangle
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready.A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer. 110 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 21, 2017, 01/21/2017, Charles Vidor's Gilda (1946): Dangerous Triangle
Tour | Union Square-Crossroads of New York Tour
The tour explores the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. You’ll hear how Union Square got its name, see where the legendary Tiffany & Co. once stood, and learn how to read the clock (yes, it’s a clock!) on “The Metronome” sculpture and so much more! This tour takes place every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick. Tour takes place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film |
Stars: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down.Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all. 103 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, January 21, 2017, 01/21/2017, Blake Edwards' The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1964): Plotting Clouseau's Demise
Classical Music |
The New York Classical Players continue their series of engaging concerts inspired by the Library’s collection of Johannes Brahms manuscripts. See Brahms’s hand-written sketch of melodies for the majestic Piano Trio no. 2, Op. 87. Gain an enhanced perspective on Brahms’ brilliance through conversation with the performers, before hearing New York’s most gifted young professional musicians offer virtuosic and thoughtfully prepared performances of Brahms’ most passionate and haunting works, the Scherzo in C minor for Violin and Piano and the Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 21, 2017, 01/21/2017, Brahms Encounters: Romantic Spirit
Dance Performance |
In tandem with Mateo López: Undo List, a series of performances with choreographer and dancer Lee Serle on the following Saturdays: January 21, January 28, March 4, and March 18.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
$5
Dance Performances, January 21, 2017, 01/21/2017, Lee Serle, Dancer and Choreographer
Workshop | Telling Your Story: Workshops in Poetry and Prose
Telling Your Story is a workshop series that focuses on, but is not limited to, writing from personal experience in fiction and non-fiction prose forms, and poetry. A rotation of New York Writers Workshop instructors will offer sessions that generate new material through exercise prompts, and conclude with discussion/critique of shared work (and of writing/publishing in general). 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, January 21, 2017, 01/21/2017, Telling Your Story: Workshops in Poetry and Prose
Classical Music | Saturday 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 and Boody Organ Builders. The Organ Meditation takes place every Saturday from Sept. 10, 2016 to May 27, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 21, 2017, 01/21/2017, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Concert |
Program:BACH Chorale: Jesu, der du meine SeeleTCHAIKOVSKY (arr. Curnow) Finale from Symphony No. 5VAUGHAN WILLIAMS English Folk Song SuiteTIMMONS (arr. Nandagopan) Moanin’HANDEL Adagio and Allegro from Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 1BELLINI Overture from NormaTCHAIKOVSKY Danse de la Fée Dragée and Danse russe Trépak from Nutcracker SuiteSTRAUSS Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 257Wind Ensemble Terry Szor, conductor
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5:30 pm
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Concerts, January 21, 2017, 01/21/2017, Orchestral Works by Bach, Tchiakovsky, Vaughn Williams, Handel
Concert | College Horn Recital
Matthew Bond, horn
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Classical Music | Young Artist Competition Finals
Eight outstanding young string players between ages 13-18 compete in the First Annual Young Artists Competition in Partnership with Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and will be the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra's featured guest soloist at their May 20th concert where he or she will perform on a fine instrument courtesy of Florian Leonhard. The distinguished panel of judges includes violist Sam Rhodes, violinist Hanna Lachert, and composer Philip Lasser. The eight finalists were selected through a blind pre-screening process and live semi-final round. Each finalist will perform a movement of their chosen concerto accompanied by piano.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 21, 2017, 01/21/2017, Young Artist Competition Finals
8:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, January 21, 2017, 01/21/2017, Stand-up comedy
10:00 pm
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Concerts, January 21, 2017, 01/21/2017, Cuban son, merengue and bachata
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