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February 9, 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 9, 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 9, 2016!

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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 9, 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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'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, February 09, 2016

All events, activities, things to do today, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 are free unless otherwise noted.

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion
In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. Gracie Mansion is a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park. Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. Start times: 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm. This event occurs every Tuesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Tour of Gracie Mansion
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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Jazz | Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
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. This event recurs every Tuesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, 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. 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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Concerts, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Bach at Noon
Talk | Kosovo's Special Crimes Court and Its Implications for Justice and Democracy
With: Dr. Rudina Jasini, Oxford D.Phil in Law, Legal Consultant for Impunity Watch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Talks, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Kosovo's Special Crimes Court and Its Implications for Justice and Democracy
Talk | From Japan's Leading Securities Company to Asia's Global Investment Bank: History, Challenges and Ambitions
Shigesuke Kashiwagi, CFO of Nomura Holdings, will share his experiences building a global business at Japan's leading securities and investment banking company. He will talk about the firm's ambitions and challenges integrating Lehman Brothers' Europe and Asia franchises, as well as the broader challenge of building a profitable and sustainable international business. He will also share his perspectives on the future of Japan's globalization in terms of corporate strategy, organization and culture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, From Japan's Leading Securities Company to Asia's Global Investment Bank: History, Challenges and Ambitions
Concert | Prism Concert: Organ Works
This lunchtime concert series is one for every music and art lover visiting or living in New York. The concert is performed on the Gabe M. Wiener Memorial Organ, an extraordinary instrument. The organ was constructed by the renowned firm of Casavant Frères of St. Hyacinthe, Canada, and built for the specific requirements of the congregation's worship services and music program. Concerts take place the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Prism Concert: Organ Works
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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Tours, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Concert | Student Recitals
Julian Langford, Cello 4 p.m. Kathy ChiaFu Weng, Violin 6 p.m. Violin Students of Lewis Kaplan 6 p.m. Ryan Kennedy, Organ 8 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Student Recitals
Film |
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba. A drama about a Cambridge poetry professor who begins to re-evaluate his life of Byronic excess. 99 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Films, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Tom Vaughan's Some Kind of Beautiful (2014): Don Juan Professor
Workshop | Connecting to the Cloud Workshop
Learn all about the Cloud, what it is and how you use it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Connecting to the Cloud Workshop
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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5:30 pm
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Workshops, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Learn Juggling in the Park
Book Discussion | Book Club Discussion
Lush Life by Richard Price
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussions, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Book Club Discussion
Talk | Making Waves: Your Brain on Video Games
Games are an exciting yet controversial tool for learning and cognitive development. Daphne Bavelier, an expert in cognitive neuroscience, will describe how entertainment and action-packed video games, initially thought as mindless, can induce brain plasticity and a surprisingly vast array of improvements. Jan L. Plass, a scholar and designer of learning with simulations and games, will discuss how games need to be designed to be effective for learning and for development of cognitive skills. Both will present their research findings and then engage with the audience in a lively conversation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | eMPathia Jazz Duo presents Portraits in Song - Bridging Italy to Brazil and Beyond
After 25 years moving from Italian stages and TV and later to all of Brazil`s major cities and most major theaters with the ability to cut across a wide range of audiences due to Brazil`s intrinsic love of Italian music, Mafalda Minnozzi has arrived at a point in her career that allows her to fully explore her versatile voice via the many collaborations with noted Brazilian stars such as Martinho Da Vila, Guinga, Leny Andrade, Paulo Moura, Leila Pinheiro and Milton Nascimento among others. In each song she tells a story incorporating not only the sounds of Europe and her native Italy, but also Brazil and New York through her many travels and recordings. In 2015 the time came to unite all of these sounds into one project as the "eMPathia Jazz Duo" with New York guitarist and arranger Paul Ricci resulting in a unique blend of voice and guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, eMPathia Jazz Duo presents Portraits in Song - Bridging Italy to Brazil and Beyond
Workshop | Introduction to Essential Oils: For Healing Body, Mind and Soul
With Marc Gian. Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils as healing agents, has a long history of use in many cultures. These oils can have very direct effects on the physical, mental and emotional components of illness. In this class they will focus on oils derived from leaves, flowers, resins, woods and roots.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Introduction to Essential Oils: For Healing Body, Mind and Soul
Film | Cinema and Theater: Dinner Rush / Five Years Later
This new venture of marrying cinema and theater is the brainchild of Italytime, the notion that both creative formats share the common goal of representing life’s experiences on both the live stage and on the silver screen. Bob Giraldi’s critically acclaimed film Dinner Rush (2001) will be followed by the one-act play Five Years Later by Paolo Tartamella (15 min.), inspired by the film. Followed by a Q+A with Giraldi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Cinema and Theater: Dinner Rush / Five Years Later
Talk | Fiction Forum: Alexander Chee
Alexander Chee’s first novel, Edinburgh, is a winner of the Michener Copernicus Prize, the AAWW Lit Award and the Lambda Editor’s Choice Prize, and was a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year and a Booksense 76 selection.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk |
The American Psychological Association’s involvement in supporting harsh interrogation tactics in Abu Ghraib, Guantánamo Bay, and the CIA "black sites" has been one of the biggest ethical failures of this organization. Speaker Steven Reisner was one of the leading figures in exposing the secret complicity of the APA with the White House and US intelligence community in support of the CIA and the Pentagon’s ”enhanced” interrogation program. In this talk he will discuss the ethical failures of the APA and the efforts that have recently resulted in the APA’s revising its policies, sharply curtailing the use of psychologists at the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Talks, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, From Resistance to Resistance: A Narrative of Psychoanalytic Activism
Opening Reception | New York — Berlin City Dialogues: Photography by Sabine Erlenwein
Sabine Erlenwein had three rolls of film and wanted to use her camera in the streets of New York, a city she hardly knew. Time was limited, it was the day of Chinese New Year, it was cold, snow dusting the streets, and intermittent sunshine for several minutes at a time. This very special abstraction of a cold winter’s day landscape was ideal for black and white film, ideal for a wintery walk in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Five days later in Berlin Sabine Erlenwein decided to use three further rolls of film to capture the urban landscape of the area. Again she walked for about three hours from Potsdamer Platz to Brandenburger Tor and Unter den Linden. It was a mild winter’s day, again with sunshine here and there. She had a feeling that there could be a kind of conversation between these two big cities — as if the view through the camera could connect them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, New York — Berlin City Dialogues: Photography by Sabine Erlenwein
Book Reading | Tahneer Oksman dsicusses her book How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?
A reception celebrating the publication of Tahneer Oksman’s book of literary criticism. Focusing on the work of graphic novelists and cartoonists Aline Kominsky Crumb, Vanessa Davis, Miss Lasko-Gross, Lauren Weinstein, Sarah Glidden, Miriam Libicki, and Liana Finck, Oksman connects innovations in graphic storytelling with the contradictory, ambiguous figurations of the Jewish self in the postmodern era. Oksman is assistant professor and director of the Writing Program at Marymount Manhattan College.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Tahneer Oksman dsicusses her book How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?
Discussion | A Diverse Nation: The French Model of Integration
Panelists discuss how the French model of integration is responding to the growing diversity within French society. They explore some of the findings of a new large-scale study which traces the social trajectories of 1st and 2nd generation immigrants in France through their experiences with education, employment, family formation, identity formation, and experiences of discrimination.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lecture | Stephen Petrus discusses his book Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival
This illustrated lecture explores New York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in postwar America. It shows that the city’s artistic, political, and commercial assets helped to shape a breeding ground for the folk music revival, one of the great cultural phenomena of the twentieth century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Stephen Petrus discusses his book Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival
Slide Lecture | The Stories of the Suitcases
When Willard Psychiatric Center closed in 1995, an employee discovered a large collection of suitcases in storage in an attic. Many of these pieces of luggage contained the personal belongings of former patients. John Crispin has photographed the suitcases and their contents; his images offer a window into the lives and personal stories of patients admitted between 1910 and 1960. He will share the photos and what they reveal about the past.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, The Stories of the Suitcases
Talk | Artist Talk: Archie Rand
Archie Rand discusses his five-year long project, The 613 — the visual transformation of every one of the 613 mitzvahs into a painting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Reading | Krin Gabbard discusses his book Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus
Author Krin Gabbard sets aside the myth-making around bassist Charles Mingus to argue that he created a unique language of emotions—and not just in music. After exploring the most important events in Mingus' life, Gabbard's book takes a careful look at Mingus as a writer as well as a composer and musician. Classically trained and of mixed race, he was an outspoken innovator on his instrument as well as a bandleader, composer, producer, and record-label owner. This talk and performance will be of interest to anyone who cares about jazz, African American History. With a performance by the Boris Koslov Trio, with members of the Mingus Dynasty.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Krin Gabbard discusses his book Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus
Book Reading | Darryl Pinckney discusses his book Black Deutschland with Zadie Smith
Darryl Pinckney and Zadie Smith talk about his new work of fiction set in the 1980s about a young gay black American who flees from his hometown of Chicago to the city of his fantasies: Berlin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Darryl Pinckney discusses his book Black Deutschland with Zadie Smith
Book Reading | Sari Wilson reads from her book Girl Through Glass
Sari Wilson's literary debut tells the story of a young girl's coming-of-age in the cutthroat world of New York City ballet. Eleven-year-old Mira finds escape in dance. It offers her control, power, and the promise of glory ... and introduces her to 47-year-old Maurice DuPont, a reclusive, charismatic balletomane.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Sari Wilson reads from her book Girl Through Glass
Book Reading | Diane Williams discusses her book Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine
Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine is one of Elle’s “Must-Read Titles for Your January Book Club” and one of the most-anticipated books of 2016 (as selected by both The Millions and Flavorwire.)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Diane Williams discusses her book Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine
Film |
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin. In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives. 171 mins.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Films, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Philip Kaufman's The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988): Based on Milan Kundera's Novel
Concert | The Piano and Counterpoint: The Baroque Influence
Performances by students, faculty, and friends of the school.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, The Piano and Counterpoint: The Baroque Influence
Concert |
Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick, the creators of the Broadway smash Something Rotten!, head a list of top musical theater songwriters premiering songs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Musical Theater Songwriters Showcase
7:30 pm
to 9:00 pm

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Concerts, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Blues with a Twist
8:00 pm
to 9:05 pm

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Theaters, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, a story of a famous actor of the 50s
Concert | Faculty Composers Recital
This concert will feature performances of new works by faculty composers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Faculty Composers Recital
Jazz | The Hunter Jazz Ensemble
With special guests Keio Light Music Ensemble, from Tokyo, Japan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, The Hunter Jazz Ensemble
Performance |
With a small army of actors, designers, and dramaturgs, Theater in Asylum, with the NYC chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, has been watching each debate, analyzing its content, devising an original piece around it, and performing it live. With mimicry, abstraction, and earnest curiosity, they seek to illuminate the candidates, their policies, and their characters.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
Free
Performances, February 09, 2016, 02/09/2016, Theater in Asylum's Debates, a Theatrical Adaptation of the Democratic Primary Debates
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Theater | musical that will bring you back in time

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Theater | An amazing evening of intimate magic

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Concert | Sacred choral works

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