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Free things to do, free events that take place in New York City (NYC) every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something interesting to do today (September 3, 2015) 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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Where else but in New York 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 opportunities today, September 3, 2015!

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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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New York 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.

City'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 opportunities today, September 3, 2015!

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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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Get a taste of free culture and free entertainment in New York City (NYC)!

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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
free events,
free things to do
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:
stop wondering what to do;
start taking advantage of
free things to do,
free events to go to
in NYC
today!

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Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides:
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  • free movies in NYC
  • free jazz in NYC
  • free poetry readings in NYC
  • free tours/hikes in NYC
  • free city walks in NYC
  • free Yoga /Tai Chi in NYC
  • fairs and parades in NYC
  • free theater in NYC
  • free tickets to concerts, theater and dance performances in NYC
  • free things to do in 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:
Thursday, September 03, 2015

All events, activities, things to do today, Thursday, September 3, 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. Takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays through September 24.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
Free
Workshops, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Park Tai Chi
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, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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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10:00 am
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City Walks, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Tour | Explore Castle Williams Tour
Castle Williams, the centerpiece of the system of fortifications designed to guard New York City just prior to the War of 1812, has long been off-limits to the public. After an extensive rehabilitation project in 2011, the National Park Service opened the Castle's to the general public for the first time in the fort's 200-year history. Tours of the Castle take visitors through all three levels and the roof. Tours are approximately 30 minutes in length. Visitors are advised that tours require climbing three flights of stairs. The Castle's upper floors are not handicap-accessible. Start times: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Free
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concert | Frank Owens, Pianist, Conductor, Composer, Musical Director
Frank Owens has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It's Showtime at the Apollo. He has worked with an array of singers and received a gold record for his Rhythm Concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn's Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Frank Owens, Pianist, Conductor, Composer, Musical Director
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, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Workshop | Retro Board Gaming for Adults
Share your passion for checkers, chess, mahjong, Monopoly, or Scrabble. All levels of play welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 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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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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Tour |
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Tours, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Film | Preston Sturges' Sullivan's Travels (1941): No Escape
Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick. A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life...which gives him a rude awakening. 90 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Preston Sturges' Sullivan's Travels (1941): No Escape
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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3:30 pm
Free
Gallery Talks, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Workshop | Human Chess
Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport. All levels welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Workshop | Beginners' Chess Social
Join us at our weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Thursdays, beginners are invited to play chess.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Photographs: Eric Meola's Storm Chaser
Eric Meola (born 1946 in Syracuse, New York) is an American photographer. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1968 and is self-taught in the art of photography. In New York he apprenticed under photographer Pete Turner, who influenced Meola's use of saturated color and graphic design. In 1971, Meola opened a studio and began working for popular magazines such as Life, Esquire, and Time, shooting editorial photos. His work has since appeared in museum collections including the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, and in Munich's Museum of Modern Art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Photographs: Eric Meola's Storm Chaser
Workshop | Mah Jongg Clinic
Learn the American version of this social, strategy game hailing from China at free clinics in the park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshop | Park Yoga
Perfect your downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn at the 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Tour |
Sunsets are a special time and what better place in New York City to experience and photograph the setting sun than the Middle Section of Central Park. A licensed guide, renowned photographer, and a downtown Manhattan resident of 40 years will guide you through some of the most iconic Central Park settings during what photographers call “the golden hour“ – Summit Rock, Winterdale Arc, the Great Lawn, Belvedere Castle, the Ramble, the Lake and Bow Bridge. You will be directed in how to get your shots no matter what’s the evening sky. Learn a bit about the Middle Section of Central Park as you hone your photographic skills.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Tours, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Central Park Sunset Photography Tour
Book Reading | Edward R. Ricciuti discusses his book Bears in the Backyard: Big Animals, Sprawling Suburbs, and the New Urban Jungle
This lecture explores cutting-edge research into why large wild animals are encroaching on human turf and how to deal with this issue on both societal and personal levels. The audience will learn how to protect against potential dangers even as they are being thoroughly entertained by hair-raising tales of real-life encounters.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Edward R. Ricciuti discusses his book Bears in the Backyard: Big Animals, Sprawling Suburbs, and the New Urban Jungle
Discussion |
New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio is, at times, lauded as a “canny tactician” and “crusader” and, at others, accused of letting “messes pile up.” Such comments come after a year of big-ticket news items, including a historic rent freeze voted in by the Rent Guidelines Board, the killings of unarmed black men at the hands of the NYPD, the controversial battle to regulate Uber, and the bumpy rollout of Universal Pre-K. Despite the ups and downs, the mayor is still cast—by himself and many others—as a torchbearer of the national progressive agenda. The Urban Democracy Lab convenes a panel of journalists to ask: Is de Blasio the progressive leader he promised to be? What can we expect from him as he embarks on the second half of his mayoral term? And is the Mayor’s policy agenda a true benchmark for American progressives, or just a scattershot attempt to solve the city’s intractable and persistent inequality? Featuring: - Jennifer Fermino, City Hall Bureau Chief, New York Daily News - Jarrett Murphy, Executive Editor and Publisher of City Limits - Azi Paybarah, Senior Reporter, Politico New York - Moderated by Mary Rowe, Executive Vice President at The Municipal Art Society
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Discussions, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, (Still) The Progressive Mayor? Bill de Blasio in Year Two
Workshop | Write-In Writers Workshop
Gotham Writers Workshop invites you to let go of your literary anxiety and pick up a pen. You’ll get three short writing prompts, a few minutes to write, and the chance to tell your story. Gotham instructor Melissa Petro leads this exercise for your writer brain—no pressure, no angst, just freewheeling creativity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Workshops, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Write-In Writers Workshop
7:00 pm
Regular: $54
Member: $0.00
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Theaters, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Highly original theatrical experience
Jazz |
Jazz at Lincoln Center kicks off its celebrated American history-themed concert series — performed by outstanding jazz artists in 100 metro area schools — with this interactive concert. Based on Wynton Marsalis and Sandra Day O’Connor’s “Let Freedom Swing: Conversations on Jazz and Democracy” curriculum, Jazz for Young People on Tour illustrates the ideals of American democracy through the lens of America’s greatest and most democratic art form: jazz.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Concerts, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Jazz for Young People on Tour: Let Freedom Swing
7:30 pm
to 9:30 pm

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
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Theaters, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, dark, terrifying drama
Screening |
Puccini’s classic triple bill is seen in Jack O’Brien’s spectacular production, conducted by James Levine. Il Tabarro stars Maria Guleghina as Giorgetta, Salvatore Licitra as Luigi, and Juan Pons as Michele. Barbara Frittoli sings the title role in Suor Angelica, opposite Stephanie Blythe as La Principessa and Heidi Grant Murphy as Genovieffa. Gianni Schicchi features Alessandro Corbelli as the title character, Olga Mykytenko as Lauretta, and Massimo Giordano as Rinuccio. "Opera on Screen" takes place daily from August 29th to September 7th.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Screenings, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Opera on Screen: Il Trittico
8:00 pm
to 9:30 pm

Regular: $66.25
Member: $0.00
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Theaters, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, A play about a famous American figure
8:00 pm
Regular: $79
Member: $0.00
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Theaters, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Comedy play
8:00 pm
to 9:30 pm

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
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Concerts, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Cuban music
8:30 pm
to 10:30 pm

Regular: $12
Member: $0.00
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Discussions, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, fun debate show
Jazz | Wren Marie Harrington and the Light Travel Trio
A self-professed gypsy in heart and soul, singer-actor Wren Marie Harrington identifies herself with everyone - and no one. Once a die-hard opera soprano touring Europe and America, she took a detour through musical theatre, notably Broadway, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, where as an understudy for the tempestuous diva Carlotta, she rescued many an ailing headlining soprano. The chameleon is currently busy exploring a treasure trove of global music idioms within a jazz framework and celebrates her newest home with a debut recording Light Travels. Peter Rubie, Guitar Ben Seawell,Acoustic Bass Wren Marie Harrington, Vocalist
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Wren Marie Harrington and the Light Travel Trio
10:00 pm
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Regular: $20
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Concerts, September 03, 2015, 09/03/2015, Cuban music
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Concert | Chamber music by Schumann, Dvořák, and more

Regular: $30; Member: $0.00

Concert | Tribute to a rock legend

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Theater | Highly original theatrical experience

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