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If you're wondering what to do in New York City (NYC) today (10/31/2014) we recommend to first take a look at what's happening here free of charge.
You'll see lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events which will take your breath away! Club Free Time editors are happy to be your guides to the free arts, free culture and free entertainment in this city that never sleeps.

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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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'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:
Friday, October 31, 2014

All events, activities, things to do today, Friday, October 31, 2014 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop |
Increase physical balance, strength, and mental focus. Learn the ancient Chinese martial art with expert Alex Hing. No experience is necessary! Hing has practiced martial arts for over 30 years in San Francisco and New York City, including 10 years with Tai Chi grand master William C. C. Chen.
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8:30 am
Free
Workshops, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Tai Chi Workshop
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.
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10:00 am
Free
Tours, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, 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.
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10:00 am
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Tours, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Tour
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, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown and Midtown Manhattan. There will be ample opportunities for memorable pictures. You'll get the chance to savor NY's best pizza and cannoli and other treats, learn how to play NY handball, maybe bargain with a shopkeeper in Chinatown, observe a game of street chess in Greenwich Village, people watch and window shop in SoHo, and kick back on the Highline Park. Along the way, you'll master the subway and learn about New York's Finest!
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10:00 am
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Tours, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, All-in-One Downtown Tour
Tour |
Ready, set, shoot! Whether you possess a professional camera or an Iphone, join a Central Park Photography Tour like no other. Two professionals will guide you around Central Park’s most scenic spots. A licensed guide will explain all there’s to know about your surroundings. A gifted and talented photographer will educate you on how to make your trip memorable and improve your photography. These two-in-one tours are fun for all ages, camera type, and levels of photography.
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10:00 am
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Tours, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Central Park Photography Tour
City Walk |
City Hall Park, Broadway, New York, NY, United States (map) DescriptionFree Tours by Foot is partnering with Visit New York Tours in offering a tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo. 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
10:00 am
Free
City Walks, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Workshop |
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
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10:30 am
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Workshops, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, MS Word 2010 for Beginners Workshop
Tour |
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights. Route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. 45 minutes.
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12:00 pm
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Tours, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Southern Park Welcome Tour
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting. You'll be surprised that Alex and Jordan can often be found outside tossing pins in the snow!
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Learn Juggling in the Park
Film |
With Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke. Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster. Animated. 91 mins.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:15 pm
Free
Films, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Gil Kenan's Oscar Nominee Monster House (2006): There Go the Property Values
Concert |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Phillip Lamb, organ scholar.
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12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Bach at Noon
Tour |
Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban explorer, historian, and storyteller Justin Ferate.
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12:30 pm
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Tours, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour
Discussion |
A discussion with Ana Gomes will feature a welcome by Alexander Cooley, Professor of Political Science and Deputy Director for Social Sciences Programming at the Harriman Institute, and will be moderated by David Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-Building and Rights at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Ana Gomes has been a member of the European Parliament since 2004. She is a full member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, and of the Subcommittee for Security and Defence, as well as a full member of the Delegation for the relations with the United States and the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.
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12:30 pm
Free
Discussions, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, The EU Response to Deadly Conflict: Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine
Film |
Cast: Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello. A writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice." 97 min.
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1:00 pm
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Films, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, David Koepp's Secret Window (2004): Plagiarist's Ordeal
Film |
Cast: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Corey Stoll. An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account. 106 min.
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1:00 pm
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Films, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Jaume Collet-Serra's Non-Stop (2014): Action in the Air
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.
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1:00 pm
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Tours, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Federal Reserve Bank 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.
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2:00 pm
Free
Tours, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Film |
With Shirley MacLaine, Audrey Hepburn, James Garner. Two teachers' lives are ruined after students begin to spread false accusations and rumors of lesbianism. 107 Minutes
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2:00 pm
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Films, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, William Wyler's Oscar Nominee The Children's Hour (1961): Gossip Victims
Film |
With Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver. Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. 105 mins.
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3:00 pm
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Films, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Ivan Reitman's Oscar Nominee Ghostbusters (1984): Slimy Comedy
Park Walk |
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.
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5:00 pm
Free
Park Walks, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Concert |
5:30 pm: Jessi Robertson - Whiskey-soaked dark folk 6:05 pm: Ryan Morgan - Lyric-focused folk /> 6:40 pm: Dan Gibson (Streets Of Laredo) - Joyous indie folk
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5:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, 3 Folk Music Acts
Lecture |
Although one of the oldest – if not the oldest - technique of fine art, drawing is fresh and new. Many artists use drawing not only to express their emotional situation and feelings, but also to create their personal view on different worlds and work on individual concept papers. On the occasion of the special exhibition of the great Austrian draughtsman Alfred Kubin (1877-1959) at Shepherd Gallery in New York, this lecture by art historian Peter Assman, gives an overview on the function and importance of drawing in today`s Austrian art world. Experienced artists, for whom drawing is central to their oeuvre, are compared with younger names still looking for their original paths in the fascinating field of “the art of the line”.
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6:30 pm
Free
Lectures, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, The Art of the Line: An Insight into Contemporary Austrian Drawing
7:00 pm
to 12:00 am

Regular: $48
Member: $0.00
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Dancings, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Halloween party
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm

Regular: $45
Member: $0.00
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Theaters, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Comic theater
Parade |
The Village tradition returns after a hiatus due to Superstorm Sandy as the the Hallelujah Halloween REVIVAL! This is one of New York City's best and most unique parades with scores of decked-out New Yorkers strutting their usually outrageous costumes along Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street.
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7:00 pm
Free
Parades, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, 41st Annual Village Halloween Parade
Concert |
The Piano and Beethoven's Fith &amp; Seventh Symphonies: Piano Transcriptions for Four Hands. Featuring students, faculty and friends. Each work will be prefaced with commentary.
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7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Lives of the Piano Concert
7:30 pm
to 9:30 pm

Regular: $25
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Theaters, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Politics in theater, theater in politics
Performance |
Award-winning, critically acclaimed RADIOTHEATRE is proud to present tales of TERROR torn from the pages of the esteemed, legendary magazine WEIRD TALES live on stage. Just bring your imagination! Now in its 10th Season, RADIOTHEATRE has produced over 80 live stage shows in NYC and tours; Drama Desk Award nom, 2 NY Innovative Theatre Awards; 13 noms; 5 yrs in row BEST PERFORMANCE GROUP.
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7:30 pm
Free
Performances, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Weird Tales: Radiotheatre presents stories from the legendary horror mag
8:00 pm
Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
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Theaters, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Comedy theater
Theater |
Book by John Weidman. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
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8:00 pm
$5
Theaters, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, College Production: Assassins
8:00 pm
to 10:15 pm

Regular: $18
Member: $0.00
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Theaters, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014,  High Intensity  Courtroom Drama
8:00 pm
Regular: $18
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Theaters, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Pulitzer-winning play
Dance Performance |
Showing I is a wonderful display of the individuality, ingenuity, and intelligence of the dancers and choreographers at Tisch. These Showings are opportunities for students - from both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs - to perform and choreograph.
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8:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, College Dance Showing I
8:00 pm
to 9:15 pm

Regular: $75
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Theaters, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee
8:00 pm
to 9:30 pm

Regular: $79
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Theaters, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, A portrait of one of America’s greatest and most prolific poets
8:00 pm
to 9:25 pm

Regular: $99
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Theaters, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, a show full of freedom and explosive power
8:00 pm
to 9:10 pm

Regular: $69.95
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Performances, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Hilarious Romantic-Comedy Play Based on A Hit Book!
8:00 pm
Regular: $40
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Theaters, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Critically acclaimed drama
Party |
Get spooky at this Halloween dance party hosted by singer- songwriter Everett Bradley (aka Papadelic), who performs with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, among other groups. DJ Reborn moves the crowd with her signature blend of soul, hip-hop, reggae, house, Latin, electronic, and Afrobeat and DJ Idlemind will open and close the night. The party goes until 2am and costumes are encouraged. This is a 21+ event.
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10:30 pm
No cover, no
Partys, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, BOOgie Down: Late Night Halloween Dance Party
Concert |
With: Bogna McGarrigle (New York, N.Y.), organ.
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11:00 pm
Free
Concerts, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Post-Theatre Organ Recital
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Theater | Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Theater | Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

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