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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 (8/2/2014) 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.

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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!

Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City!

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

'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:
Saturday, August 02, 2014

All events, activities, things to do today, Saturday, August 2, 2014 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop |
Enjoy views of the Park's landscapes as you get fit. Coach Lon Wilson of the New York Walkers Club leads ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
9:30 am
free
Workshops, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Health and Race Walking
Workshop |
Sketch and paint the Hudson River and neighboring parks with an artist/educator. Materials provided. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
free
Workshops, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Drawing in the Park
Dance Lesson |
Open to all levels and ages. No experience required. Bring comfortable clothes and sneakers, plus water. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
free
Dance Lessons, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Dance Class with the Jose Limón Dance Company
Workshop |
Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! Their free walk-up kayaking program ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
to 5:00 pm

free
Workshops, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Kayaking on the Hudson
Workshop |
Glide along the water while kayaking off the floating dock. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
free
Workshops, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, City Kayaking
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 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, 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 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Harlem Tour
Tour |
A multi-neighborhood tour of the Lower Manhattan area. The tour begins on Wall Street, where you will ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Lower Manhattan, Little Italy, Chinatown and SoHo Tour
Tour |
Time to learn about the other New York City; the city that nurtured political, cultural and intellectual ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Alternative New York Tour
Tour |
It’s once abandoned waterfront is now is now filled with newly constructed condo towers and magnificent ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Tour
Workshop |
Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
free
Workshops, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Crochet/ Knitting Circle
Workshop |
Do you like to knit? Crochet? Embroider? Whatever your passion, gather and socialize with others who ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
free
Workshops, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Knitting Circle
10:00 am
to 6:00 pm

free
Fairs, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Street Fair
Park Walk |
Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Weekly Guided Walking Tours are free hour-long ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
free
Park Walks, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Guided Walking Tour: The High Line
Fair |
Manhattan’s favorite artisan market is back for a fifth season of amazing vintage finds, artisan creations ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
to 6:00 pm

free
Fairs, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Street Fair
Workshop |
Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
free
Workshops, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Shape Up Zumba
Tour |
Get some history in the round at the best-preserved circular fortification in the nation. Fantastic views ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
to 5:30 pm

Free tickets required
Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Explore Castle Williams
Jazz |
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars bring the sounds of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
free
Concerts, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Drop Me Off in Harlem: A Perform and Create Date
Park Walk |
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from horticulturalists ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
free
Park Walks, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Garden Tour
11:00 am
to 6:00 pm

free
Fairs, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Street Fair
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 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Cathedral Tour
Tour |
From Sheepshead Bay to Manhattan Beach and Brighton Beach, 2-3 miles easy walk. You will eat after the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
$3
Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, 3-Beach Walk
Tour |
About 30 minutes. Fortify your mind! Tour one of the best examples of classic star-shaped fort design ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
to 4:00 pm

Free tickets required
Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Experience Fort Jay: An Island Star
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 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Learn Juggling in the Park
Poetry Reading |
Poetry: Jennifer Celestin, Louise Sky Dancer Halfe, Jamaal May, Tony Medina, Lenelle Moïse, Jessica ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
free
Poetry Readings, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, La Casita: Poetry and Music
Film |
Stars: Emily Watson, David Morrissey, Alex Etel. A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:15 pm
Free; RSVP recommended
Films, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Jay Russell's The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007): Family Adventure
Tour |
About 30 minutes. Did you know that for decades, Governors Island housed not one, but two military bases? ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free tickets required
Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Visit the Arsenal District
Staged Reading |
Presented by performers from the Instant Shakespeare Company. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
free
Staged Readings, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Play Reading: Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre
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 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Cathedral Tour
Tour |
About 90 minutes. See the whole history of the island in one go. Our most comprehensive program takes ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Hike through History
Concert |
Enjoy reggae, disco, soulful house and more. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
to 9:00 pm

free
Concerts, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Sweet Spot Music
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 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Tour
Tour |
Follow a penguin with a megaphone around the streets of Manhattan! Suit up in a high visibility safety ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Comedy Tour: 2014 - When We Were Stupid
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
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Central Park Tour
Tour |
Known as America's first suburb, Brooklyn Heights is truly a gem. Travel and Leisure named it one of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Brooklyn Heights Tour
Tour |
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Film |
Starring Shirley Knight, James Caan, Robert Duvall. Natalie, unsure of herself, leaves her husband ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Films, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Francis Ford Coppola's The Rain People (1969): Housewife Blues
Workshop |
Got knitting skills? If not, want to learn? They’ll provide some supplies, but everyone is required ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Workshops, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Knitting Circle
2:00 pm
to 3:00 pm

Regular: $39.50
Member: $0.00
Theaters, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, One-woman comedy theater
Book Reading |
There is an imbalance in the universe. And, since his latest return from oblivion, Thanos himself feels... ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Book Readings, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Jim Starlin reads from his book Thanos: The Infinity Revelation
Workshop |
Builders, Hobbyists, Enthusiasts! Spark your creativity and show off your skills with LEGO building bricks. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
free
Workshops, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Brick Builders Unite! LEGO Users Group
Film |
Stars: Mary Pickford, Ida Waterman, Herbert Standing. A rich girl and a poor orphan both fall in ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free tickets required
Films, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Marshall Neilan's Stella Maris (1918): Silent Film with Live Piano Accompaniment
Tour |
About 30 minutes. Get to know the island's "dividing line" where officers meet enlisted men, natural ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
free
Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Beachfront No More: Colonels' Row
Concert |
Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
to 7:00 pm

free
Concerts, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Dr. John, 6-Time Grammy Winner and Rock Hall of Famer
Poetry Reading |
Free monthly Poetry Open Mike and Program. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
free
Poetry Readings, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Poets Workshop
Workshop |
Learn the American version of this social, strategy game hailing from China twice a month with free clinics ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
free
Workshops, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Mah Jongg Clinic
3:00 pm
to 4:35 pm

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Comedy
Concert |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
free
Concerts, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Concert on Water
Film |
An unprecedented, intimate look at Bet, the inner sanctum of Israel's Secret Service. Six former heads ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free; RSVP recommended
Films, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Oscar-Nominated Documentary: Dror Moreh's The Gatekeepers (2012)
Performance |
Descending upon a lonely window in the Fashion district is a loner clown with a vision to build a tower ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
to 6:00 pm

free
Performances, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Performance Art: Chaise Clown by Kate Brehm
Festival |
At the monthly First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment, including ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
to 10:00 pm

free
Festivals, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment
Tour |
Follow a penguin with a megaphone around the streets of Manhattan! Suit up in a high visibility safety ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Comedy Tour: 2014 - When We Were Stupid
6:00 pm
to 7:30 pm

Regular: $10
Member: $0.00
Performances, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
Theater |
Hudson Warehouse presents their outdoor production of the Bard's play first performed in 1611. Although ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Theaters, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Outdoor Theater: Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale
Concert |
Get a tropical blast of Carnival heat as Trinidad’s KES, a band of brothers that has taken the soca ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Concerts, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Caribbean Sounds: Kes The Band / Kuenta i Tambu
Concert |
Side B is a fun, fab 1960s band. The group plays the greatest songs of the greatest decade in the history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Concerts, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Sunset Concert: Side B
Dance Performance |
Sparked by Dave Chappelle, Spike Lee, and W.E.B. Dubois, Brown and company’s powerfully inventive movement ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Dance Performances, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Camille A. Brown and Dancers perform Mr. TOL E. RAncE
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Performances, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Comedy in East Village
Tour |
New York Ghost tours capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories. famed explorers, native ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour
7:30 pm
Regular: $18
Member: $0.00
Theaters, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Shakespeare's play
Theater |
Urban Theatre Movement's Handball delivers an explosive take on gentrification in New York City. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
free
Theaters, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Drama: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's Urban Theatre Movement's Handball
Theater |
Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder as John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free tickets required
Theaters, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Shakespeare's King Lear, with Tony and Emmy Winner John Lithgow
8:00 pm
free
Theaters, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Park Production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
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 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Theater |
Shakespeare's tragedy is produced as an exploration in contemporary violence and revenge as seen through ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
free
Theaters, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, The Drilling Company presents Shakespeare's Othello
8:00 pm
to 9:35 pm

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Stand-up comedy
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 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Journey to the Stars
9:00 pm
to 10:30 pm

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Performances, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Comedy in East Village
11:00 pm
to 12:30 am

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Performances, August 02, 2014, 08/02/2014, Comedy in East Village
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Theater | 1960s cabaret

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Theater | New off Broadway drama

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Theater | Shakespeare's play

Regular: $18; Member: $0.00

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