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May 29, 2017. 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!

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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, May 29, 2017!

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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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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 (May 29, 2017) 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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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;
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free things to do,
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Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides:
  • free concerts in NYC
  • 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

'New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.' (The New York Times article about Club Free Time).

26 Free Events, free things to do in New York City (NYC) today:
Monday, May 29, 2017,

All events, things to do today, Monday, May 29, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.

Concert | Niall Horan, Irish Singer-Songwriter
Niall Horan is best known as a member of the boy band One Direction. He released his first single as a solo artist, "This Town," in 2016.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Niall Horan, Irish Singer-Songwriter
Tour | Fleet Week Ship Tours
The lines for these general public ship tours may be capped early to allow guests to finish their tours.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Tours, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Fleet Week Ship Tours
Tour | Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Tours, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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A brisk 16-mile walk. Walk along the west side at a brisk pace with numerous brief stops at sites and restrooms along the way, including Battery Park and Greenway, Irish Hunger Memorial, The High Line Elevated Park, Grant’s Tomb, The Little Red Lighthouse. We will walk over the George Washington Bridge and not quit until we reach Starbucks/Seven Eleven in Fort Lee. This will be a one-way hike! There is a bus / jitney that will take us back to Manhattan to a convenient train station.Bring lunch. They will stop at along the way for snacks and be at Fairway around 2:15 for lunch. Hike should end around 5 p.m. Heavy rain may modify route.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:30 am
$3
Tours, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, A Day to Remember: Battery Park-to-Fort Lee Walk
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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City Walks, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Workshop | Morning Meditation
Start your morning with a peaceful mind. Primordial Sound Meditation can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and strengthen the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Morning Meditation
City Walk | Lower Manhattan Tour
It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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City Walks, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Lower Manhattan Tour
Fair | Street Fair
Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Fairs, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Street Fair
Workshop | Waterfront Workouts: Broadway Dance
Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility.Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective and fun workout. Sneakers are a must.A few notes: - Registration begins at 9:30 am before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.Mondays at 10 am, May 8 - August 14
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Waterfront Workouts: Broadway Dance
Workshop | Memorial Day Fitness Celebration
10:00 a.m. – High Intensity Interval Trining 11:00 a.m.  – Yoga Flow (bring your own mat) Noon  – Butt & Gut (bring your own mat) 1:00 p.m. - Yoga Flow (bring your own mat)#BBQearned after you participate in one or all four workout classes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Memorial Day Fitness Celebration
Workshop | Group Exercise
Strengthen the whole body through instructor-lead rhythmic movement and aerobic, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Join this fun and vigorous workout to great music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Group Exercise
Festival |
Now in its 85th year, the Outdoor Art Exhibit will hold its annual spring show. The show features exciting new and veteran exhibitors in all categories of fine arts and fine crafts, both traditional and contemporary. Oils and watercolors, pastels and acrylics, graphics, photography and sculpture make up the fine arts group. The crafts include such specialties as jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and. mixed media. Each exhibit consists of an individual artist or artisan showing their own original work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Festivals, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Outdoor Art Exhibit - Spring Show 2017
Workshop | 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz |
Jazz pianist, composer and educator Larry Ham has toured and recorded with many of today’s top jazz artists, and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and in Japan, Russia, Brazil and West Africa. David Dupont of Cadence Jazz Magazine writes, “He glides over the keys, with every note articulated cleanly…his playing is masterful.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free
Concerts, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Larry Ham, Jazz Pianist
Tour | Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour
An in-depth look at the unique architecture and exquisite beauty of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. Designed by famed architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1907, the Custom House is a National Historic Landmark. The building’s interior splendor includes an elliptical rotunda with a 140-ton dome skylight designed by Valencia-born engineer Raphael Gustavino and murals by New York painter Reginald Marsh, as well as monumental marble arches and columns. Tours include a visit to the Collectors Office, not normally accessible to the public. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour
Gallery Talk | CANCELLED: Guided Exhibition Tour: A World of Emotions
Bringing to vivid life the emotions of the people of ancient Greece, and prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC–200 AD is a path-breaking exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, CANCELLED: Guided Exhibition Tour: A World of Emotions
Tour | Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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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Gallery Talk | Gallery Tour: Infinity of Nations
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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Gallery Talks, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Gallery Tour: Infinity of Nations
Concert |
Program: Noah Greenberg Three Spanish Carols of the 16th centuryZander Fick Die Onse Vader (The Lord's Prayer)John Sheppard In Pace, In Idipsum Dormiam et RequiescamJohn Ness Beck GloriaJosquin Dez Prez Absalon Fili MiWilliam Byrd Agnus Dei, from Mass for Four VoicesKim André Arnesen Even When He is SilentKevin Memley O Magnum MysteriumMichael John Trotta Ad te clamamus
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Choral Concert: Texas A&M University-Commerce Chamber Singers
Tour | High Line Tour
The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park. The tour is every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Tours, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, High Line Tour
7:00 pm
Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
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Concerts, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Tribute to Multi-Grammy winning band
7:00 pm
Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
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Performances, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Magic show
Tour |
For some performers, the show must go on… even after death! The Ghosts on Broadway Tour, led by a veteran New York City talent agent, will introduce you to these notorious theater legends who appear after the lights go dim. You’ll hear about the Broadway impresario who haunts the theater that bears his name. His apparition shows up on opening nights to congratulate the cast or “pinch” the leading ladies’ bottom. Jazz age parties are heard almost nightly from his long abandoned apartment over his theater.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Tours, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Ghosts on Broadway Tour
Concert | Singers Space
Hosted by D'Ambrose Boyd with David Pearl at the piano. Where New York's finest professional and aspiring singers come to sing their favorites and hear their peers perform before an intimate audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Singers Space
Play | Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: A Play of Politics and Power
Rome’s leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.Runs May 23-29, May 30-June 3, June 6-13 and June 15-18.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, May 29, 2017, 05/29/2017, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: A Play of Politics and Power
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Classical Music | Choir and orchestra with inspiring music

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Classical Music | Orchestra performs Mozart, Beethoven and more

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Classical Music | Baroque music

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