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If you're wondering what to do in New York City (NYC) today, December 21, 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, 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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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 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.

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:
Sunday, December 21, 2014

All events, activities, things to do today, Sunday, December 21, 2014 are free unless otherwise noted.

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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10:00 am
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Tours, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Park Walk | Central Park Tour - Lower Section
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Park Walks, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Tour | Grand Central Terminal Tour
For nearly 100 years, the Beaux-Arts beauty known as Grand Central Terminal (a.k.a Station) has been a testament to the ingenuity and ambition of a great city, impressing both travelers and visitors with it's wonderful architecture and pulsating vibe. It's history is a story of immense wealth, great engineering, a few accidents, a planned sabotage and one terrific ceiling, but most importantly a story of survival and rebirth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Grand Central Terminal Tour
Theater | Theatre Group Dzieci presents Fools Mass
Actors playing medieval village idiots have been invited to take over cathedrals, churches, and other places of worship in New York City this December to enact their own Christmas Mass. Theatre Group Dzieci presents its signature creation, Fools Mass, returning for its 15th year. This absolutely unique theatrical experience has been embraced by theatre lovers and an array of spiritual communities (spanning a multitude of paths and practices) across the nation. The piece celebrates the sacred, the miracle of life and the enigma of death, with lovely choral singing, riotous comic buffoonery, and extraordinary dramatic invention. Fools Mass, like no other event, captures the heart of the holidays this winter season.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
$10 suggested donation
Theaters, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Theatre Group Dzieci presents Fools Mass
Talk |
Young and old gather together to celebrate the Winter Solstice with music and readings and the traditional candle lighting ceremony to chase away the darkness. Join Curt Collier, families from the Ethics for Children program and teens in the Ethical Leadership program for an intergenerational program that will bring you good cheer.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Talks, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Winter Festival
Tour | Flatiron District Walking Tour
Join professional guides on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Flatiron District Walking Tour
Gallery Talk | Gallery Tour: Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art
Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art explores the ways in which contemporary artists use Ebony and Jet as a resource and as inspiration in their practices. The show features over thirty works by a multi-generational, interdisciplinary group of sixteen artists. It includes photography, painting, sculpture and sound works that will occupy the Museum's Main galleries and Project Space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Gallery Tour: Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art
Gallery Talk | Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
Join a Museum Ambassador for a guided tour through the permanent exhibition. This exhibition presents works of art from throughout Native North, Central, and South America, with more than 700 works on display. The rich exposition of focal objects, including a magnificent Apsáalooke (Crow) warrior’s exploit robe, demonstrates the degree to which Native America was interconnected before European peoples arrived and how cultural exchange has profoundly shaped our shared histories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
Concert |
Celebrate the coming of lighter days and enjoy the Garden decorated for the season and a joyous performance by volunteer Kim Kalesti.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Concerts, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Winter Solstice Celebration
Workshop | Yoga at the Mansion
Awesome Asana is moving inside for the Fall Season! Join Chelsea for sessions appropriate for all levels of fitness. Awesome Asana is a budding yoga project in Washington Heights developed by teacher Chelsea Best. The concept behind Awesome is collaborative, bringing yoga and artists together locally to build a stronger community in our neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$5 suggested donation
Workshops, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Yoga at the Mansion
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
Free
Tours, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Harlem Tour
Other | The Mistletones, Contemporary Carolers
The Mistletones are a talented group who have ignited stages and events across New York City, the Tri-State area and Colorado. Their unique look, sound and high energy have gotten endless acclaim since their 2007 debut in the Big Apple. They are an annual favorite.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
to 4:00 pm

Free
Others, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, The Mistletones, Contemporary Carolers
Film | Joseph Santley's Oscar-Nominated Music in My Heart (1940): Millionaire or Music Man
Starring: Rita Hayworth, Tony Martin and Edith Fellows. A chorus girl engaged to a millionaire falls for the star of her latest musical. 70 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Joseph Santley's Oscar-Nominated Music in My Heart (1940): Millionaire or Music Man
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Mid-Park Welcome Tour
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
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Theaters, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee
Gallery Talk | Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
Join a Museum Ambassador for a guided tour through the permanent exhibition. This exhibition presents works of art from throughout Native North, Central, and South America, with more than 700 works on display. The rich exposition of focal objects, including a magnificent Apsáalooke (Crow) warrior’s exploit robe, demonstrates the degree to which Native America was interconnected before European peoples arrived and how cultural exchange has profoundly shaped our shared histories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
Poetry Reading | '’Twas the Night Before Christmas': A Reading
In 1882, as a Christmas present for his six children, Clement C. Moore wrote the poem that became a classic for all to cherish. Come hear a reading of "'Twas The Night Before Christmas." A special musical prelude and slide show begins at 3:30pm. Reading begins at 4:00pm. After the reading, there will be a lantern procession to Trinity Cemetery and Mausoleum, where a wreath will be laid at the gravesite of Clement Clarke Moore.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Poetry Readings, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, '’Twas the Night Before Christmas': A Reading
Concert | Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation
The program features the great repertoire of the Organ on the 101 rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor &amp; Boody Organ Builders.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation
4:00 pm
Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
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Concerts, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Ravel and modern composers
Concert | Bach Vespers
Program: Lessons and Carols From Age to Age: seeking the light of Christ throughout time and space. The combined Choirs sing music by: Jonathan Dove, Arvo Pärt, Elizabeth Poston, Patrick Hadley and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Bach Vespers
Parade | Make Music Winter Parade
Make Music Winter, first launched in 2011, is a free, outdoor musical event that turns audiences into music makers. Make Music Winter transforms New York’s cityscape with participatory musical parades on the winter solstice, running the gamut of musical genres. Bell By Bell: Tom Peyton. How to join? Just show up with your hands free!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Parades, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Make Music Winter Parade
5:00 pm
to 6:30 pm

Regular: $16
Member: $0.00
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Concerts, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Classic Soul &amp; Motown Revue
Theater |
Actors playing medieval village idiots have been invited to take over cathedrals, churches, and other places of worship in New York City this December to enact their own Christmas Mass. Theatre Group Dzieci presents its signature creation, Fools Mass, returning for its 15th year. This absolutely unique theatrical experience has been embraced by theatre lovers and an array of spiritual communities (spanning a multitude of paths and practices) across the nation. The piece celebrates the sacred, the miracle of life and the enigma of death, with lovely choral singing, riotous comic buffoonery, and extraordinary dramatic invention. Fools Mass, like no other event, captures the heart of the holidays this winter season.
   New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested donation
Theaters, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Theatre Group Dzieci presents Fools Mass
5:30 pm
to 6:45 pm

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
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Theaters, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee
Tour | New York Holiday Lights Tour
It's time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers surely await you in this winter wonderland. Check them all our on the New York Holiday Lights Tour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Tours, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, New York Holiday Lights Tour
7:30 pm
to 9:00 pm

Regular: $16
Member: $0.00
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Concerts, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Classic Soul &amp; Motown Revue
Tour |
It's time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers surely await you in this winter wonderland. Check them all our on the New York Holiday Lights Tour.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Tours, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, New York Holiday Lights Tour
9:30 pm
to 11:55 pm

Regular: $10
Member: $0.00
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Concerts, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Reggae show
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Concert | French chanson and jazz

Regular: $15; Member: $0.00

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