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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 (10/1/2014) 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.

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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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:
  • free concerts in New York City, NYC
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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:
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

All events, activities, things to do today, Wednesday, October 1, 2014 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop |
Energize your day with a workout before work. Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 am
free
Workshops, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC
Workshop |
Get acquainted with Apple's powerful spreadsheet application that gives you everything you need to create ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
free
Workshops, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Numbers for Mac Workshop
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
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Central Park Tour
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, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Workshop |
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
Free; registration required
Workshops, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Advanced MS Excel 2010 Workshop
Workshop |
Enjoy drawing nature in the parks and gardens with an artist/educator. Materials provided. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
free
Workshops, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Elements of Nature Drawing
Workshop |
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include entering data ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
free
Workshops, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, MS Excel 2010 for Beginners Workshop
Poetry Reading |
Mark Strand is the author of many books of poems, a book of stories, and three volumes of translations, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
free
Poetry Readings, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Strand reads from his book Collected Poems
12:15 pm
to 1:15 pm

Regular: $29
Member: $0.00
Lectures, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Art history lecture
Concert |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:20 pm
free
Concerts, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Bach at Noon
Concert |
Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
free
Concerts, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Piano in the Park: Ayako Shirasaki
Workshop |
With all the tablets out there it is hard to figure out which one you should get. Learn how to determine ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free; registration required
Workshops, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Tablet Buying Guide Basics
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free; reservations can be made 30 days in advance
Tours, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Jazz |
A jazz concert for the midtown community. These popular midday concerts feature well-regarded artists. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Concerts, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Midday Jazz
Talk |
Sue Kaplan, JD, is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center and is a Research Scientist at the Robert ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:30 pm
Free; RSVP required
Talks, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Community-Based Approaches to Health Disparities
Tour |
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Lower Manhattan Tour
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, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Tour
Jazz |
Enjoy free live music performed by jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guest musicians. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Concerts, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Bill Wurtzel, Jazz Guitarist
Workshop |
Learn figure drawing outdoors with a clothed model and an artist/educator. Materials provided. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
free
Workshops, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Figure Al Fresco: Drawing Outdoors
Workshop |
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac. Topics include using formulas and functions, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free; registration required
Workshops, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, MS Excel 2011 for Mac for Beginners
Workshop |
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free; registration required
Workshops, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Advanced MS Excel 2010 Workshop
Master Class |
Christoph Hartmann undoubtedly is one of the greatest masters of oboe today. Critics and audience agree ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:30 pm
free
Concerts, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Oboe Master Class: Christoph Hartmann
Book Discussion |
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:30 pm
free
Book Discussions, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Book Group: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Master Class |
John Cheek, one of the most accomplished singers of our time, continually meets with high acclaim for ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
free
Concerts, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Voice Master Class: John Creek
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Park Walk |
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Opening Reception |
An exhibition of works by BFA Fine Arts students. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

free
Opening Receptions, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, BFA Fine Arts Exhibition
Opening Reception |
An exhibition of works by BFA Fine Arts students, alumni and faculty, addressing biologically related ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

free
Opening Receptions, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Where is the Art in Bio Art?, a College Exhibition
Video |
Who creates the city? Who shapes its future? City planning as a highly specialized, centrally organized ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

free
Videos, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Exhibition: Weltstadt – Who Creates the City?
Talk |
With: Ethan Cohen, President and CEO, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts. Moderated by Dorothy Ko, Professor of History ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Talks, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Inside the Contemporary Chinese Art Market
Book Reading |
Great chefs are neither self-effacing nor meek. There’s no room for manners in the professional kitchen, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Book Readings, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Contributors discuss The Chef Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom
Lecture |
A lecture by Kathryn Lofton, Department of Religious Studies Yale University. This talk ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Lectures, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Do Not Tamper With the Clues: What The Goldman Sachs Group Can Tell Us About Religion
Discussion |
Award-winning scholar Lauren Berlant will lead participants through a discussion about the Statue of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free; RSVP requested
Discussions, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Open Air Salon: The Statue of Liberty as an Icon of National Fantasy
Reading |
Winners of the class of 2013 Chapbook Contest read: Laura Leigh Abby selected for nonfiction by John ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Readings, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, MFA Chapbook Reading
Book Reading |
Citizenship between Empire and Nation examines momentous changes in notions of citizenship, sovereignty, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Book Readings, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Frederick Cooper reads from his book Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960
Gallery Talk |
With Julia Pelta Feldman. Ernest Cole (1940–90), one of South Africa’s first black ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Gallery Talks, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, A Talk on the Exhibition Ernest Cole Photographer
Screening |
Celia Ipiotis will revisit scenes from the 1988 New York Dance and Performance Awards (Bessies), including ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Screenings, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Eye on Dance: The Bessies Are Back
Slide Lecture |
In this illustrated lecture, a nationally recognized expert on health policy and public health talks ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Slide Lectures, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Robert Field discusses his book Mother of Invention: How the Government Created 'Free-Market' Health Care
Book Reading |
New York Times public affairs reporter Sam Roberts covers the rich story of America's great metropolis ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Book Readings, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Sam Roberts reads from his book A History of New York in 101 Objects
Discussion |
Nicolás Dumit Estévez brings together the Guerrilla Girls, Alicia Grullón, Juan Sánchez, and Mary ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free; RSVP required
Discussions, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Day In, Day Out:  Art as Social Engagement
Lecture |
Island cultures and ecosystems are already feeling the effects of climate change. Join Museum curator ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free; must be 21+; RSVP required
Lectures, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Islands at the Edge: Climate Change, Globalization, and Island Culture
Book Reading |
Damon Galgut and Edmund White will discuss their new books, Arctic Summer (Galgut) and Inside a Pearl ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free; RSVP required
Book Readings, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Authors Damon Galgut and Edmund White in Conversation
Reading |
Featuring: Greenhook Ginsmiths, Brooklyn Farmacy, and Jam Today Too ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Readings, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Dish: A Sumptuous Multi-Course Feast of Readings
Workshop |
Choose from Playwriting or Screenwriting. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free; registration required
Workshops, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Intro Writing Workshops
Workshop |
Choose from Fiction Writing, Memoir Writing, Essay and Opinion Writing, TV Writing, Creative Writing ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
to 9:15 pm

Free; registration required
Workshops, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Intro Writing Workshops
Book Reading |
Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning Brooklyn illustrator and author who regularly contributes ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Book Readings, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Christopher Silas Neal discusses his book Go To Sleep, Little Farm
Book Reading |
Former Seinfeld writer and phrase master ("yada-yada-yada") Peter Mehlman introduces and signs his debut ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Book Readings, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Peter Mehlman discusses his book It Won't Always Be This Great
Book Reading |
R.L. Stine's hugely successful young adult horror series Fear Street is back with the first new book ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Book Readings, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, R.L. Stine reads from his book Party Games: A Fear Street Novel
Tour |
Todd Shalom's Signature Walk takes you through a selection of Elastic City's playful and poetic ways ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free; RSVP required
Tours, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Signature Walk
Tour |
A Persian grey lemon is debatably both and neither a fruit and a spice. Its vague status helps it easily ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free; RSVP required
Tours, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, 'Twelve Grey Lemons' Walk
Jazz |
MSM Concert Jazz Band plays Ezz-thetic, All About Rosie, Cubana-be, Cubana-Bop and other iconic post-bop ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
free
Concerts, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Ezz-thetic Thoughts: The Music of George Russell
Workshop |
Don’t just play them, learn with them. Reward and exercise your brain the fun way. Master your strategy ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
free
Workshops, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Brain Games
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; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
Performance |
Stand-up comedy show (that has been featured on MTV, and that fills to standing-room only each week). ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
free
Performances, October 01, 2014, 10/01/2014, Gandhi, Is That You? Comedy Show
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Theater | One-woman comedy theater

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Dance Performance | Rising dancers and choreographers

Regular: $25; Member: $0.00

Theater | hilarious interactive parody...

Regular: $69.5; Member: $0.00

Dance Performance | Rising dancers and choreographers

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