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Free things to do that happen in New York City (NYC) every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something to do on May 26, 2015 don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! 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, culture and entertainment in the city that never sleeps.
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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!

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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October and March are the busiest months in 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 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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'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:
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

All events, activities, things to do today, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Park Tai Chi
Classes for all ages and experience levels. Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell. Classes are rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Park Tai Chi
Tour | All-in-One Downtown 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!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, All-in-One Downtown Tour
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, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour | Midtown Manhattan Tour
Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Midtown Manhattan Tour
Workshop | Park Yoga
Perfect your downward dog under the trees at the 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walk | Mid-Park Welcome Tour
Explore the Park’s central features including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths. 45 minutes.
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Park Walks, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Mid-Park Welcome Tour
Jazz |
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Concerts, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
Gallery Talk | Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Join a 45-minute docent led tour of the exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Concert | Great Organ Recital: Midday Monday
Corey-James Crawford, countertenor; Claudia Dumschat, piano and organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
$5 suggested donation
Concerts, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Great Organ Recital: Midday Monday
Book Reading | Mark Kurlansky reads from his book City Beasts: Fourteen Stories of Uninvited Wildlife
All-new stories about the urban worlds where animals and humans fight, love, and find common ground, from the nationally bestselling author of Cod and Salt.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Book Readings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Mark Kurlansky reads from his book City Beasts: Fourteen Stories of Uninvited Wildlife
Tour | Federal Reserve Bank 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, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Harlem Tour
Tour | Lower East Side/NoLIta/East Village Tour
This three-hour tour is a great way to explore three of Gotham’s most historic locations. This tour meets at the East Broadway F train station, and takes you through legendary Lower East Side streets like Essex, Grand, Hester, Orchard, and Delancey. Along the way, you’ll get a feel for what life was like for the millions of immigrants who arrived here throughout the 19th and early part of the 20th Century. You’ll also see how this neighborhood has transformed into one of the hippest and trendiest areas in the city.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Lower East Side/NoLIta/East Village Tour
Workshop | Google Series Workshop: Google Drive/Docs
Learn how to create, edit and share online documents using Google's ever-evolving word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and calendar programs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Google Series Workshop: Google Drive/Docs
Staged Reading | Play Reading: The Good Ones by Jiehae Park
Education is broken. Jenna, Karol, and Matt want to fix it. Shouldn’t be too hard, right? A story of what happens when idealism meets reality (and a robot named Bob).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Staged Readings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Play Reading: The Good Ones by Jiehae Park
Gallery Talk | Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Join a 45-minute docent led tour of the exhibition.
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3:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Workshop | Scrabble Game Social
Join weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Tuesdays, they play the classic word game Scrabble.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Scrabble Game Social
Workshop | eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
Need help getting started with eBooks? Bring your laptop, eReader, tablet or smart phone to eBook Help Hour. Get assistance loading electronic library books on your Kindle, create your free Adobe ID, learn about 3M Cloud Library, and so much more. Make sure you bring your library card and any necessary access passwords for your devices so they can help you as quickly as possible.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Robert Zemeckis' Oscar-Nominated Flight (2012): Unstable Pilot
Stars: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle. An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling. 138 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Robert Zemeckis' Oscar-Nominated Flight (2012): Unstable Pilot
Book Signing | Mamrie Hart signs copies of her book You Deserve a Drink: Boozy Misadventures and Tales of Debauchery
Welcome YouTube star Mamrie Hart. Wristband event. Call the store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Mamrie Hart signs copies of her book You Deserve a Drink: Boozy Misadventures and Tales of Debauchery
Screening | Recital and Screening: Rossini
Bass-baritone Paolo Bordogna in recital (arias and songs by Rossini). Followed by a Q&amp;A with the artist, presenting his new album Tutto Buffo. Screening of: La scala di seta (1812) (105 min; in ITALIAN with English subtitles) Comic farce in one act by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868). Libretto by Giuseppe Maria Foppa. Recorded by UNITEL Classica at the Rossini Opera Festival, August 2009
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Recital and Screening: Rossini
Workshop | Twitter Basics Workshop
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Twitter Basics Workshop
Workshop | Park Circuit Workout
Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. Age 18 years and older.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Park Circuit Workout
Staged Reading | Play Reading: The Good Ones by Jiehae Park
Education is broken. Jenna, Karol, and Matt want to fix it. Shouldn’t be too hard, right? A story of what happens when idealism meets reality (and a robot named Bob).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Play Reading: The Good Ones by Jiehae Park
Reading | Readings from Esopus 22: Medicine
Exploring the multiple intersections between medicine and creativity, the current issue of Esopus features contributions from more than 60 artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, designers, curators, and medical professionals. For this evening, contributors including Nina Katchadourian, Will Sheff (Okkervil River), and others share work related to their contributions to the issue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Readings from Esopus 22: Medicine
Screening | Truth Be Told Documentary Festival
Over three evenings, short films made by this year's students in the graduate certificate program in Documentary Media Studies are screened for the public. Media Studies faculty members Deirdre Boyle and Deanna Kamiel conduct Q&amp;A sessions with the filmmakers following the screenings each night. These works are the product of a year of intensive study of documentary production, history, and theory.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Truth Be Told Documentary Festival
Book Reading | Patricia Park reads from her book Re Jane
Re Jane is a fresh, contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre and a poignant Korean-American debut novel that takes its heroine Jane Re on a journey from Queens to Brooklyn to Seoul—and back.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Patricia Park reads from her book Re Jane
Poetry Reading | The Poets of Kenyon Review
Featuring: James McCorkle, Clare Rossini, G.C. Waldrep, David Baker
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, The Poets of Kenyon Review
Book Reading | Jamie Tworkowski reads from his book If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For
In 2006, Jamie Tworkowski wrote a story called "To Write Love on Her Arms" about helping a friend through her struggle with drug addiction, depression and self-injury. Now, for the first time, his writing is available in the form of a book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Jamie Tworkowski reads from his book If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For
Book Signing | Nick Offerman signs copies of his book Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers
The overexposure of actor Nick Offerman continues unabated with this latest book of humor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Nick Offerman signs copies of his book Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers
Discussion | Commemorating the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide, 1915-2015
Armenian-American writers commemorate the lives of Armenian writers who were deported, killed or survived the Armenian Genocide by reading a selection of their work. With Lola Koundakjian, Alan Semerdjian, Aaron Poochigian, Sweta Srivastava Vikram, Aida Zilelian, Alina Gregorian, Arto Vaun, George Wallace, and Arthur Nersesian.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Commemorating the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide, 1915-2015
Theater |
New york Classical Theatre presents this outdoor production of Shakespeare's timeless comedy.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Theaters, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Theater in  the Park: Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew
Talk |
A true giant of jazz and a paragon of education, bassist/composer/bandleader Reggie Workman gave the museum one it’s most memorable interviews in 2006; now it’s time to catch up on his great accomplishments over the past 9 years.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Talks, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, An Interview with true giant of jazz Reggie Workman
Workshop | Introduction to Meditation
This introductory meditation class was featured in New York Magazine’s top picks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Introduction to Meditation
7:00 pm
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Performances, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Play about mafia
7:00 pm
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Theaters, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Classical play
Tour | 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge Night Tour
A renaissance is taking place on the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, a concerted effort has been undertaken to redevelop this part of the city, with the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and the construction of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. And from twilight into the night is the right time to pay a visit to this part of New York City. From the Memorial to the Woolworth Building, City Hall to the Brooklyn Bridge, some of the your most memorable experiences in the city await you.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge Night Tour
Film | Documentary: Albert Maysles' Iris (2014)
The latest film from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles, Iris pairs the late 88-year-old filmmaker (who passed away on March 5) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York City fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. Iris portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. 78 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Documentary: Albert Maysles' Iris (2014)
7:30 pm
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Talks, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Two top comedians in conversation
8:00 pm
Regular: $75
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Concerts, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, World known pianist and a choir perform Chopin, Britten and more
9:30 pm
to 11:00 pm

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Concerts, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Blues with a Twist
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Concert | Choral works by Fauré, Duruflé and more

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Concert | Flute works of Debussy, Borne and more

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