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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 (7/31/2014) 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.

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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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  • free tours/hikes in New York City, NYC
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  • free Yoga /Tai Chi in New York City
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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:
Thursday, July 31, 2014

All events, activities, things to do today, Thursday, July 31, 2014 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop |
7:00 AM Wake Up Yoga with Atmananda 8:00 AM CrossFit with Reebok ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 am
free
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Fitness in the Square
Workshop |
The Crunch Gym will be holding FREE fitness classes. Schedule: Mondays: Yoga, Sunrise ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 am
free
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Morning Crunch Fitness
Workshop |
Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for all ages and experience ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 am
free
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Park Tai Chi
Tour |
Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Midtown 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
10:00 am
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Tour
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
to 3:00 pm

Free; reservations can be made 30 days in advance
Tours, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
This course will cover some basic features of the iPad. Learn the hardware, some settings, navigation ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free; registration required
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, iPad Basics Workshop
Tour |
Get some history in the round at the best-preserved circular fortification in the nation. Fantastic views ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
to 1:30 pm

Free tickets required
Tours, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Explore Castle Williams
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
$6; $5 seniors/students; reservation required
Tours, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Cathedral Tour
Film |
Starring Errol Flynn, Paul Lukas, Jean Sullivan. The Gestapo are determined to catch a resistance ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
free
Films, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Raoul Walsh's Uncertain Glory (1944): WW2 Drama
Concert |
Led by bassist Michael League, New York-based collective Snarky Puppy won this year’s Grammy Award ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
free
Concerts, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Snarky Puppy, Grammy-Winning Jazz-Funk Orchestra
Workshop |
Join an all-new weekly Game Social to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
to 3:00 pm

free
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Board Game Social
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
free
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Learn Juggling in the Park
Park Walk |
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." Route involves ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
free
Park Walks, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, North Woods Tour
Jazz |
With musicians from The New School. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
free
Concerts, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Lunchtime Jazz
Concert |
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
free
Concerts, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Broadway in the Park
Concert |
Isaac ben Ayala has performed and recorded with many notable bands and greats - from Quincy Jones, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
free
Concerts, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Piano in the Park: Isaac ben Ayala
Jazz |
Each Thursday over the course of the summer months, the church hosts a series of jazz concerts for the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
free
Concerts, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Jazz on the Plaza
Gallery Talk |
Join a 45-minute docent-led tour of the ABC of It exhibition. Start times: 12:30pm, 2:30pm. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
to 2:30 pm

free
Gallery Talks, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Concert |
Featuring Milton, a New York-based singer-songwriter and the leader of a lively six-piece group that ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
free
Concerts, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, For the Sake of the Song: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt
Tour |
About 30 minutes. Did you know that for decades, Governors Island housed not one, but two military bases? ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free tickets required
Tours, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Visit the Arsenal District
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
$6; $5 seniors/students; reservation required
Tours, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Cathedral Tour
Workshop |
Share your passion for Checkers, Chess, Mahjong, Monopoly, or Scrabble. If words excite or inspire you, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
free
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Retro Gaming for Adults
Lecture |
A lecture with Sophie Seita, a writer in residence in the Wertheim Study. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
free
Lectures, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Avant-Garde in Communities of Print
Workshop |
Are you a Mac, PC... or neither? Learn about the differences between Apple's Mac computers and Windows ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
Free; registration required
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, PC vs. Mac Workshop
Film |
Starring Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl. A gangster finds it convenient occasionally ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Films, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, John Ford's The Whole Town's Talking (1935): Gangster's Double
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Harlem Tour
Park Walk |
The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, The High Line Tour
Tour |
Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free plus subway fare; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Subway Art Tour
Tour |
Ready for the big boom? Learn about the life of a 19th-century artillerist and the ammunition and weaponry ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Tours, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Artillery Thursday! Tour
Workshop |
With Spring Studio. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
free
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Drawing Workshop
Film |
Stars: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva. Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free; registration required
Films, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Cecil B. DeMille's Oscar-Nominated Unconqured (1947): Historical Epic
Workshop |
Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free; registration required
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Workshop: Saving and Recovering Data
Gallery Talk |
A Museum Ambassador gives a 45-minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
free
Gallery Talks, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Infinity of Nations Guided Tour
Tour |
About 30 minutes. Get to know the island's "dividing line" where officers meet enlisted men, natural ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
free
Tours, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Beachfront No More: Colonels' Row
Dance Performance |
99 dissects the trials, tribulations, and inner emotional landscape of the average nine-to-five ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

free
Dance Performances, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Dance: 99 by JP Dance Group
Workshop |
With Sifa. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
free
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Zumba Workout
Workshop |
A regular weekly gaming session. Chess, Checkers, Battleship and other classic board and Strategy games ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
free
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Chess and Games
Workshop |
Glide along the water while kayaking off the floating dock. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
free
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, City Kayaking
Workshop |
6:00 PM – CrossFit Bootcamp with Brick New York 6:30 PM – Running Club with Paragon Sports 7:00 ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Fitness in the Square
Tour |
Known as America's first suburb, Brooklyn Heights is truly a gem. Travel and Leisure named it one of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Brooklyn Heights Tour
Workshop |
Downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructor Heather Seagraves, whose classes are spirited ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Park Yoga
Workshop |
Join LIFE Camp Founder Erica Ford and Ashtanga yoga teacher Eddie Stern for a free outdoor yoga class ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free; RSVP required
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Urban Yogis Yoga Class
Talk |
Judith Grimaldi of Grimaldi & Yeung will discuss the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") and its implications ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Talks, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Disabled and Elderly
Theater |
When the Trojan War ends, Andromache becomes a slave who now has to protect her son from her husband's ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
free
Theaters, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, New York Euripides Summer Festival 2014 presents Andromache
Concert |
Students from Mannes College The New School for Music play classical music. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Concerts, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Classical Stars of Tomorrow
Book Reading |
This talk offers an informed history of the Obama administration’s policies and maps out a progressive ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Book Readings, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Josh Ruebner discusses his book Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Theater |
Hudson Warehouse presents their outdoor production of the Bard's play first performed in 1611. Although ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Theaters, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Outdoor Theater: Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale
Performance |
In this performance, Colson Whitehead, author of The Intuitionist, and entertainer Reggie Watts present ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Performances, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Performance by Author Colson Whitehead and Entertainer Reggie Watts
Workshop |
Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park! Get fit with innovative ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
free
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Central Park Circuit Workout
Theater |
Fresh off successful runs at Dixon Place and Manhattan International Theatre Festival, Bob Katz, “The ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Theaters, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Quasimango, The Lunchbox of Notre Dame, the Hot New One-Man, Ten-Mango Musical
Tour |
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Tours, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Concert |
Bettye LaVette, described by The New York Times as “rivaling Aretha Franklin as her generation’s ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Concerts, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, River & Blues: Bettye LaVette
Workshop |
Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Facilitated ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free; pre-registration required
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Fiction Writers Workshop
Film |
For four Thursdays this July and August, a delicious array of free cuisine and drinks highlighting a ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
free
Films, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Film and Food Festival: Nosotros Los Nobles (Mexico)
Dance Performance |
The return of DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM to the world stage after a nine-year hiatus is cause for celebration. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
free
Dance Performances, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to the stage after 9 years
Park Walk |
The skeletal remains of the High Line’s elevated tracks set the perfect scene for a spooky evening. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free; tips encouraged; reservations required
Park Walks, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, The Dark Side of the High Line Tour
Film |
With Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn. In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in their ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
to 10:30 pm

free
Films, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, John McTiernan's Oscar-Winning The Hunt for Red October (1990): Wayward Russian Sub
Concert |
On her first solo album, Ani Cordero revisits songs by musical folk heroes from the 1930s through the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
free
Concerts, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Singer-Songwriter Ani Cordero performs from her CD Recordar: Latin American Songs of Love and Protest
7:30 pm
Regular: $18
Member: $0.00
Theaters, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Shakespeare's play
Concert |
José González (World Premiere) - Modern-day troubadour González’s poignantly delicate voice, masterfully ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
free
Concerts, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Classical Concert: José González / yMusic
Theater |
Urban Theatre Movement's Handball delivers an explosive take on gentrification in New York City. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
free
Theaters, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Drama: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's Urban Theatre Movement's Handball
Theater |
Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder as John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free tickets required
Theaters, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Shakespeare's King Lear, with Tony and Emmy Winner John Lithgow
Film |
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton. A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
free
Films, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Tim Burton's Oscar-Winning Beetlejuice (1988): Haunted by the Living
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
Tours, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Midtown Manhattan Night Tour
8:00 pm
to 9:15 pm

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Percussion musical
8:00 pm
free
Theaters, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Park Production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Theater |
Shakespeare's tragedy is produced as an exploration in contemporary violence and revenge as seen through ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
free
Theaters, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, The Drilling Company presents Shakespeare's Othello
Workshop |
The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders ... more

New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
free
Workshops, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Journey to the Stars
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Theater | New off Broadway drama

Regular: $39.50; Member: $0.00

Theater | Shakespeare's play

Regular: $18; Member: $0.00

Performance | Hilarious Romantic-Comedy Play Based on A Hit Book!

Regular: $69.95; Member: $0.00

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