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February 12, 2016. 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, February 12, 2016!

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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, February 12, 2016!

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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 (February 12, 2016) 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
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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:
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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, February 12, 2016

All events, activities, things to do today, Friday, February 12, 2016 are free unless otherwise noted.

Conference | U.S.-Russia Relations in the Arctic
As the polar ice cap continues to melt, the Arctic is becoming an increasingly significant arena for international conflict and cooperation on trade, transit, energy, environmental, scientific, and security issues. The collapse of global oil prices has created new uncertainties in the region, with some surprising consequences. Join top Russian and Western scholars and policy experts discuss the current state of U.S.-Russian relations in the Arctic, and debate the future potential for conflict and cooperation between the two most powerful Arctic states.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Free
Conferences, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, U.S.-Russia Relations in the Arctic
Tour | Central Park Daytime Photography Tour
Explore Central Park’s most scenic spots. Have a great time if your passion is New York and photography while visiting the lungs of Manhattan. They will pass the Ramble, the Bow Bridge, The Point and more. This tour takes place Fridays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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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. This tour takes place every day at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Other | An Origami Demonstration
World-renowned origami master Michael G. LaFosse and Richard Alexander will demonstrate this ancient Japanese paper folding technique. LaFosse and Alexander’s origami kits and books will be available for signing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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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. This workshop occurs Mondays through Fridays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concert | Bach at Noon
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Phillip Lamb, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 15, 2015 to May 26, 2016.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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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. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Film | Robert Towne's Ask the Dust (2006): 1930s Love Triangle
Stars: Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland. Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm. 117 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, Robert Towne's Ask the Dust (2006): 1930s Love Triangle
Film | Noah Baumbach's While We're Young (2014): Generation Gap Comedy-Drama
Stars: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver. A middle-aged couple's career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives. 97 minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, Noah Baumbach's While We're Young (2014): Generation Gap Comedy-Drama
Master Class | Marc Damoulakis: Percussion Master Class
Marc Damoulakis joined the percussion section of The Cleveland Orchestra in August 2006. Before Cleveland, he played with the New York Philharmonic and served as principal timpanist of the Long Island Philharmonic as well as assistant principal percussion of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Poetry Reading | 2 Poets: Mary Jo Bang / Nick Flynn
Mary Jo Bang is the author of Elegy, winner of the National Book Critics Circle award and most recently The Last Two Seconds. Nick Flynn is the author of several books, including the memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City and most recently the poetry collection My Feelings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Poetry Readings, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, 2 Poets: Mary Jo Bang / Nick Flynn
Discussion | Global Warming and the Rise of Asia
Ttwo renowned intellectuals - Amitav Gosh and Prasenjit Duara – will have a conversation on climate change and capitalism in Asia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Discussions, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, Global Warming and the Rise of Asia
6:00 pm
to 9:00 pm

Free
Others, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, Free Weekly Wine Tastings
Opening Reception | Group Show: The Gift Shop
The Gift Shop shows three decades of the gallery's art collection and most recent additions. With: Konstantin Bokov, Paul Campbell, Polly Cook, Debra Drexler, Charles Wehringer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concert | Student Recitals
Emily Anne Schaefer, French Horn 6 p.m. Minggu Yao, Piano 8 p.m. Mathis Picard, Jazz Piano 8 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Open Book Night
They are having a book social! They hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. They want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. This month's theme is food and cooking. Whether it's a novel that deploys sumptuous food imagery, a journalistic examination of what and how we eat, or where our food comes, or your favorite cookbook or foodie memoir, they'd love to hear about it!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concert | Student Recitals
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Lam Wong, piano 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Jana McIntyre, soprano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Concert | Angelica Olstad, Pianist
Olstad presents an interdisciplinary performance combining dance with both live and electronic music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concert | Faculty Recital: Lisa Pike, horn
Celebrating the intimacy of both composers and performers - the great personal friendship of Brahms and Schumann and their love of the horn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Master Class | Violin Master Class with Joel Smirnoff
Former faculty member and String Quartet member Joel Smirnoff returns to work with student violinists in a public master class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, Violin Master Class with Joel Smirnoff
7:00 pm
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Regular: $20
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Performances, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, Comedy in East Village
Performance | No Name Comedy/Variety Show
With: author/comedian and veryfunnylady.com Leighann Lord (DICT Jokes), storytller Harmon Leon (This American Life), Joseph Rocha (Galavision's "Que Loco")and Grant Cooper (Morrison Motel).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Performances, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, No Name Comedy/Variety Show
7:15 pm
Regular: $45.50
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Concerts, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, Opera sampler
7:30 pm
Regular: $39
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Performances, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, comedy and juggling
8:00 pm
to 9:30 pm

Regular: $15
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Theaters, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, Comedy theater
8:00 pm
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Theaters, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, Stand-up comedy
8:00 pm
to 9:45 pm

Regular: $18
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Theaters, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, the best of world's classics
8:00 pm
to 9:20 pm

Regular: $72.25
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Theaters, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, Musical theater with a Broadway veteran
8:00 pm
to 10:00 pm

Regular: $69
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Theaters, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, musical that will bring you back in time
Opera | Stony Brook Opera and Baroque Players present Handel's O Come Chiare e Belle
An Evening of Early Handel. The Stony Brook Opera Workshop joins with the Stony Brook Baroque Players to present a semi-staged production of Handel’s little-known jewel, the serenata O Come Chiare e Belle for three singers and small Baroque orchestra. Also on the program are a solo cantata and a sinfonia for strings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, Stony Brook Opera and Baroque Players present Handel's O Come Chiare e Belle
8:00 pm
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Performances, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, A play, concert and a drink
Jazz | The Lab Sessions: Experimental Jazz Party and Jam Session
The Lab Sessions is an experimental jazz party and jam session hosted by bassist/vocalist Mimi Jones which explores genres from traditional & contemporary jazz, eclectic soul, funk, rock, and neo soul. This event occurs Feb. 5, 12 and 26.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | Tulivu, acclaimed jazz singer, performs from her CD Seasoned Elegance
Acclaimed jazz singer Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch’s rich, beautiful voice is remarkable for its deep, plaintive tones and expressive phrasing. Her distinctive style has led to extensive collaborations with trumpeter and composer Hannibal Lokumbe and performances alongside pianist John Hicks, Kronos Quartet, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. She takes the stage to perform selections from her latest album, Seasoned Elegance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, Tulivu, acclaimed jazz singer, performs from her CD Seasoned Elegance
9:00 pm
to 10:30 pm

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Performances, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, Comedy in East Village
Concert | Late Night Salon with Alan Gilbert
The night isn’t over yet! Grab a drink and wind down with the New York Philharmonic’s Music Director and his friends — who happen to be world-class performers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 pm
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Concerts, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, Late Night Salon with Alan Gilbert
11:00 pm
to 12:30 am

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Performances, February 12, 2016, 02/12/2016, Comedy in East Village
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Theater | retelling of a popular fairy tale

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Concert | Sacred choral works

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Theater | musical that will bring you back in time

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