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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 (8/20/2014) 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
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!

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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:
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

All events, activities, things to do today, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 are free

unless otherwise noted.

Workshop |
Energize your day with a workout before work. Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 am
free
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC
Workshop |
The Crunch Gym will be holding FREE fitness classes. Schedule: Mondays: Yoga, Sunrise ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 am
free
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Morning Crunch Fitness
Workshop |
Stop by to play some brain games like chess, checkers, and other board games. All Ages. ... more

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

free
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Chess, Checkers and Board Games
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, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Park Walk |
Stroll through the park and tell the epic story of New York's green oasis. Once described as the lungs ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Central Park Tour
Workshop |
Learn what a blog is, see examples of blogs, learn how to blog and to create your own using Blogger/Word ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; registration required
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Blogging for Beginners Workshop
Workshop |
Join to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Early Bird Game Social ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm

free
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Early Bird Game Social
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
to 3:00 pm

Free; reservations can be made 30 days in advance
Tours, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
Enjoy drawing nature in the parks and gardens with an artist/educator. Materials provided. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
free
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Elements of Nature Drawing
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
$6; $5 seniors/students; reservation required
Tours, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Cathedral Tour
Concert |
12:00 – 1:00 - Lucky Chops Brass Band 1:00 – 2:00 - Drumadics ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
free
Concerts, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Lunchtime Concert: Brass and Buckets
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, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Learn Juggling in the Park
Park Walk |
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from horticulturalists ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
free
Park Walks, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Garden Tour
Workshop |
A mid-day, 30-minute moving mediation. Take your lunch break in the garden, and breathe. No mat or clothing ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
free
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Lunchtime Reset: 30-Minute Moving Meditation
Workshop |
With Danielle Russo. Dancers and non-dancers welcome. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free; RSVP required
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Dance/Live Arts Workshop
Workshop |
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. Topics include using transitions, animations, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free; registration required
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Advanced MS PowerPoint 2010 Workshop
Book Reading |
The Spotted Pig-founder, renowned chef and cookbook author comes to the park for a special lunchtime ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
free
Book Readings, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, April Bloomfield discuss her book A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories
Gallery Talk |
Join a 45-minute docent-led tour of the ABC of It exhibition. Start times: 12:30pm, 2:30pm. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
to 2:30 pm

free
Gallery Talks, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Concert |
A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor Lin is currently a jazz music instructor at ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
free
Concerts, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Piano in the Park: Victor Lin
Concert |
Critics have praised NY-based pianist and composer Vadim Neselovskyi for “extraordinary playing” ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
free
Concerts, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, New Directions in Solo Piano: Vadim Neselovskyi
Reading |
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as they read you a story or two. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
free
Readings, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Story Time for Grown-Ups
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
$6; $5 seniors/students; reservation required
Tours, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Cathedral Tour
Jazz |
A jazz concert for the midtown community. These popular midday concerts feature well-regarded artists. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Concerts, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Midday Jazz
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, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Tour
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm

Regular: $65
Member: $0.00
Theaters, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Extraordinary drama comes from London to NYC!
Workshop |
Learn figure drawing outdoors with a clothed model and an artist/educator. Materials provided. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
free
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Figure Al Fresco: Drawing Outdoors
Workshop |
Learn about the online social network Facebook. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free; registration required
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Facebook Basics
Film |
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich. A TV cameraman, trampled by a half-back while shooting ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
free
Films, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Billy Wilder's Oscar Winner The Fortune Cookie (1966): Flim Flam Men
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
4:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Harlem Tour
Workshop |
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, and headers ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:30 pm
Free; registration required
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Advanced MS Word 2010 Workshop
Workshop |
Leave your workday behind and join other adults for good-natured and fun pick-up games of VOLLEYBALL ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Volleyball After Work
Book Discussion |
Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. It's a big ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Book Discussions, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Book Group: Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
Concert |
Improv show consisting of interconnected scenes, characters, and ideas completely made-up on the spot ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free; RSVP required
Concerts, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
Concert |
These three artists weave processed and acoustic sounds into gritty and rousing jazz, R&B, and electronica ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Concerts, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Thiefs, Gritty and Rousing Trio
Performance |
Consisting of interconnected scenes, characters, and ideas completely made up on the spot with no pre-planning ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Performances, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater Improv Show
Dance Performance |
The Downtown Dance Festival is one of lower Manhattan’s most highly anticipated summer events. Initiated ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Dance Performances, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, The 33rd Annual Downtown Dance Festival
Workshop |
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Yoga: Evening Salute to the Sun
Workshop |
Yogamaya invites you to flow, sweat, chant, and breathe with us - to move dynamically, with grace and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Yogamaya Yoga
Tour |
Hear directly from one of the innovative minds behind the Park’s award-winning design. Tour led by ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free; RSVP required
Tours, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Wednesday Night Tour: Designing the Park
Slide Lecture |
In this illustrated lecture, the speaker discusses the importance of 'the father of electric traction,' ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Slide Lectures, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, John L. Sprague discusses his book The Birth of Electric Traction: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Inventor Frank Julian Sprague
Film |
A screening of excerpted scenes from a work-in-progress that is forthcoming in late 2014. From 2008 to ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free; advance registration required
Films, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Chinese Documentary: Wang Jiuliang's Plastic China (2014)
Film |
Some of the most gorgeous macro-photography of insects ever put on screen. Shooting with custom cameras ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Films, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, French Documentary: Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou's Microcosmos (1996)
Performance |
SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents a special evening of Circus! Enjoy world class performers ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Performances, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Family Entertainment: THROW2CATCH / Loki Circus Theater
Workshop |
Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill’s Body in Balance Studio, for an Intermediate Pilates Mat ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Sunset Pilates
Book Reading |
Model agent and etiquette specialist Wynne Dalley discusses tips for helping teens reach their maximum ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Book Readings, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Wynne Dalley reads from her book Be Cool and Confident
Book Discussion |
Please read the book first. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Book Discussions, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Book Group: Transatlantic by Colum McCann
Jazz |
The Master brings his group for a masterful performance. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Concerts, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Jimmy Heath, Jazz Saxophonist
Film |
Stars: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo. Two children conceived by artificial insemination ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Films, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Lisa Cholodenko's Oscar Nominee The Kids Are All Right (2010): Sperm-Donor Dad
Book Reading |
Anna Shinoda, the wife of Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, presents her debut novel. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Book Readings, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Anna Shinoda reads from her book Learning Not to Drown
Lecture |
A lectrue by Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, wrote a far reaching ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Lectures, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Climate Change: The Hard Problem
7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm

Regular: $39.50
Member: $0.00
Theaters, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, New off Broadway drama
Film |
An intimate portrait of the vivacious John Wojtowicz, the inspiration behind Al Pacino's character in ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
$10 suggested donation
Films, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Documentary: Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren's The Dog (2014)
Film |
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman. Two desperate people have a wonderful ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
free
Films, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Sydney Pollack's 2-Time Oscar Winner The Way We Were (1973): 70s Tearjerker
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
Tours, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Film |
A portrait piece of Danny Williams, set amongst New York's Factory, home of Andy Warhol, provides insight ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
free
Films, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Documentary: Esther Robinson's A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (2006)
8:00 pm
to 9:15 pm

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Percussion musical
8:00 pm
to 9:15 pm

Regular: $65
Member: $0.00
Theaters, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Extraordinary drama comes from London to NYC!
8:00 pm
to 10:00 pm

Regular: $69.00
Member: $0.00
Theaters, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, New Icelandic Musical - Featuring Tony Award Winning Talent
8:00 pm
Regular: $30
Member: $0.00
Theaters, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Solo play; histerically funny!
8:00 pm
to 9:20 pm

Regular: $18
Member: $0.00
Theaters, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, an off-Broadway Thriller
Film |
Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman. The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
free
Films, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Paul Greengrass' Oscar Nominee Captain Phillips (2013): Seized by Pirates
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
8:30 pm
free
Workshops, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Journey to the Stars
Complimentary Tickets

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Theater | New Icelandic Musical - Featuring Tony Award Winning Talent

Regular: $69.00; Member: $0.00

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