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February 11, 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 11, 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 11, 2016!

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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 (February 11, 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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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,
free events to go to
in NYC
today!

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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, February 11, 2016

All events, activities, things to do today, Thursday, February 11, 2016 are free unless otherwise noted.

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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10:00 am
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City Walks, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Workshop | iMovie for Beginners Workshop
Learn the basics of using Apple's entry-level video editing program iMovie by working through a simple project. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, iMovie for Beginners Workshop
Tour | Southern Park Welcome Tour
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights. Route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. 45 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Southern Park Welcome Tour
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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Workshops, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Learn Juggling in the Park
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 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Bach at Noon
Book Reading | Gillian Tett discusses her book The Silo Effect
In her recent book, award-winning columnist and journalist Gillian Tett from the Financial Times examines how our tendency to create functional departments hinders our work. During this lunch seminar, Tett will discuss the silos’ effects on profitability and innovation in Japan and elsewhere.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Book Readings, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Gillian Tett discusses her book The Silo Effect
Discussion | Persian Lithographs of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Dagmar Riedel, associate research scholar, Columbia University, in conversation with Guy Burak, subject librarian for Middle Eastern Studies, will discuss the large collection of Persian lithographs of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Discussions, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Persian Lithographs of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Concert | Lunchtime Organ Recital
Take a 30-minute break for your soul. Organist: David Hurd.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Lunchtime Organ Recital
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 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Film | The St. Peter's Collegiate School Senior Choir
The St. Peter's Collegiate School Senior Choir, visiting from United Kingdom, will perform. Director: Toby Barnard.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, The St. Peter's Collegiate School Senior Choir
Concert |
The lyrical characteristics of the bassoon, as well as its virtuosic capabilities, are on full display in these works by Telemann, Fasch, Corette, and Schaffrath. Performers:  Stephanie Corwin, bassoon Gabriel Shuford, harpsichord David Walker, theorbo
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
Free
Concerts, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Baroque Chamber Music: Telemann and more
Talk | Artist Talk: Jorge Luis Rodríguez
Artist Jorge Luis Rodríguez will meet with residents of El Barrio, the neighborhood where one of his monumental sculptures, "Growth," has been on display at Harlem Art Park since 1985. He will talk about the significance of public art and the scope of his art works, projects and documentation spanning over 40 years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Talks, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Artist Talk: Jorge Luis Rodríguez
Opening Reception | George Roy Hill's The Sting (1973): Winner of 7 Oscars
Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw. In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. 129 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, George Roy Hill's The Sting (1973): Winner of 7 Oscars
Workshop | Get Photoshopped! Brush Basics
Learn to use Photoshop's powerful brush tools to enhance your digital painting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Get Photoshopped! Brush Basics
Film | Michael Gordon's Oscar Winner Pillow Talk (1959): Hate-Love Relationship
Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall. A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised. 105 minutes
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Michael Gordon's Oscar Winner Pillow Talk (1959): Hate-Love Relationship
Discussion | Women in Theatre: A Panel Discussion
A panel discussion led by Carey Purcell about women's role in theatre and the current political and socio-economical climate facing them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Discussions, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Women in Theatre: A Panel Discussion
Concert | Student Recitals
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Stephanie Johnson, soprano 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Jon Oskar Stenmark, jazz trumpet 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Alexandra Beliakovich, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Concerts, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Student Recitals
Book Discussion | Morningside Heights Book Discussion Group
They will be discussing KINDRED by Octavia Butler.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussions, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Morningside Heights Book Discussion Group
Opening Reception | Phantom Structures: New Work by Liam Gillick
An exhibition of new work by Liam Gillick. This exhibition consists of two bodies of work in which Gillick demonstrates the disparities and harmonies between the abstract and conceptual investigations at the core of his practice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Phantom Structures: New Work by Liam Gillick
Opening Reception | Group Show: Insecta
The earth is teaming with microcosms of millions upon millions of crawling and flying insects, each building their own worlds while inhabiting ours. The artists reveal to us a bit of the lives of these miniature neighbors of ours who exist and flourish. Their daily routines are explored through intense examination, detailed focus and, alas, the effect of humanity’s intrusions upon them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Group Show: Insecta
Opening Reception | Exhibition: Suzanne Treister's HFT The Gardener
An exhibition of new work by Suzanne Treister will feature artworks created by the fictional character Hillel Fischer Traumberg, a banker turned 'outsider artist'.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Exhibition: Suzanne Treister's HFT The Gardener
Book Reading | Mierle Laderman Ukeles reads from her book Seven Work Ballets
Through archival research, this monographic publication focuses on Ukeles' work ballets - a series of seven grand-scale collaborative performances involving workers, trucks, barges, and hundreds of tons of recyclables and steel - which took place between 1983 and 2012 in Givors, New York, Pittsburgh, Rotterdam, and Tokamachi, Japan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Mierle Laderman Ukeles reads from her book Seven Work Ballets
Discussion | Emerging Voices: Transforming Models and Practices
Celebrate alumni and past and present faculty featured in the recently published Thirty Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance, which will be on sale at the event. Following an introduction by Anne Rieselbach, the event will feature a Pecha Kucha with faculty and alumni included among the previous thirty years of Emerging Voices, and a panel conversation on emerging disciplinary and hybrid models of practice with recent graduates and current students, moderated by Alan Brake, US Editor of Dezeen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Emerging Voices: Transforming Models and Practices
Lecture | Black Light: Tom Lloyd, Lorraine O’Grady and the Effect of Art Historical Disappearance
Art historian Krista Thompson examines the work of Tom Lloyd, a black artist among the first wave working with light and electronic technologies in the 1960s. Lloyd’s early role in the mainstream art world of 1960s New York is belied by the bare archival and material traces that remain of his work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Black Light: Tom Lloyd, Lorraine O’Grady and the Effect of Art Historical Disappearance
Concert |
Presented by Duo MezzoPiano, featuring Zelia Chueke, piano; and Sophia Chueke, mezzo-soprano.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Songs of Women in Love: Doomed Love and Universal Love
Concert | Student Recitals
Patrick Doane, Violin 6 p.m. Mika Sasaki, Piano 8 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Student Recitals
Workshop |
With: Martha Eddy, PhD. This dance/exercise program created by Martha Eddy, a recognized leader in fitness, dance and somatic education, is a holistic and gentle approach to fitness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Workshops, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Moving for Life Dance Exercise: A Fun and Gentle Path to Health and Fitness
Film | Valerio Ciriaci's If Only I Were That Warrior (2015): Documentary on the Italian Occupation of Ethiopia in 1935
Following the recent construction of a monument dedicated to Fascist general Rodolfo Graziani, the film addresses the unpunished war crimes he and others committed in the name of Mussolini's imperial ambitions. 72 min. Followed by a Q+A with director Valerio Ciriaci and producer Isaak Liptzin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Valerio Ciriaci's If Only I Were That Warrior (2015): Documentary on the Italian Occupation of Ethiopia in 1935
Talk | Artist Talk: Shahpour Pouyan
Shahpour Pouyan, artist in in the exhibition Global/Local, will discuss his work with Murtaza Vali, a Brooklyn-based art historian, curator, and critic whose writing has appeared in Artforum, ArtReview, Art India, Bidoun, and ArtAsiaPacific.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Artist Talk: Shahpour Pouyan
Tour | Central Park Sunset Photography 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. This tour takes place Thursdays at 6:30pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Central Park Sunset Photography Tour
Discussion | African American Footprints Leading to the Future
A discussion with Celia Ipiotis, creator and producer of the television series “Eye on Dance”; Julie Malnig, professor and dance historian; and Michael Dinwiddie, professor, playwright, and cultural historian of African American life. Performance by Chafin Seymour, dancer/choreographer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, African American Footprints Leading to the Future
Slide Lecture | John D. Williams Jr. discusses his book Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar and Geek Underground
This illustrated lecture explores anagrams, palindromes, the highest-scoring Scrabble plays of all time, the birth of the World Scrabble Championship, as well as many of the more colorful figures that inhabit this subculture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, John D. Williams Jr. discusses his book Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar and Geek Underground
Book Reading | Minh-Ha T. Pham discusses her book Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet: Race, Gender, and the Work of Personal Style Blogging
Rumi Neely. Susie Bubble. BryanBoy. East Asian personal superbloggers dominate the Internet. Minh-Ha T. Pham examines the phenomenal rise of elite Asian diasporic bloggers who have made a career of posting photographs of themselves wearing clothes on the Internet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Minh-Ha T. Pham discusses her book Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet: Race, Gender, and the Work of Personal Style Blogging
Book Reading | Idra Novey reads from her book Ways to Disappear
The launch of poet and translator Idra Novey's much-anticipated debut novel. In conversation with Nell Freudenberger.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Idra Novey reads from her book Ways to Disappear
Discussion | Writers in Conversation: Samantha Hunt / Christopher Sorrentino
Samantha Hunt is the author of The Invention of Everything Else, winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, and Mr. Splitfoot, published in January. Christopher Sorrentino’s novel Trance was a National Book Award Finalist. His new novel is The Fugitives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Writers in Conversation: Samantha Hunt / Christopher Sorrentino
Workshop | Healthy Delights: An Interactive Cooking and Nutrition Workshop
An interactive cooking and nutrition workshop dedicated to the creation of chocolate-based healthy snacks led by Denisa Musilová. Nutritional advice: Julie Fishkin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Healthy Delights: An Interactive Cooking and Nutrition Workshop
Concert |
Program: Schumann: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2 in A major
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Dover Quartet performs works by Schumann, Shostakovich
Concert | Faculty Recital - Michael Oelbaum, piano
A stellar musical event. A concert showcasing the artistry of internationally acclaimed performers and distinguished faculty members at a leading New York conservatory.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Faculty Recital - Michael Oelbaum, piano
Workshop | Advanced MS Word for Mac Workshop
Learn the more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include creating tables, using text boxes, headers and footers, as well as footnotes and endnotes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 11, 2016, 02/11/2016, Advanced MS Word for Mac Workshop
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Theater | retelling of a popular fairy tale

Regular: $39; Member: $0.00

Concert | Sacred choral works

Regular: $60; Member: $0.00

Theater | musical that will bring you back in time

Regular: $69; Member: $0.00

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