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New York attracts world's best minds to its shores: they come here to interact with each other at conferences and seminars, and while they are here they are often invited to give a talk, a lecture, to be a part of a public discussion. We at Club Free Time give you an opportunity to be a part of it: to watch how those best minds in the world work! Don't miss the opportunities that only New York City (NYC) provides!

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In New York City, you can talk with and listen to the best minds in the world without spending a dime! Just take a look at free talks, lectures, discussion, seminars, conferences listed on this page below!

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

free
Gallery Talks, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Gallery Talk |
A Museum Ambassador gives a 45-minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Gallery Talks, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Infinity of Nations Guided Tour
Slide Lecture |
From the serene and remote landscapes of Alaska, to the steep rooftops of NYC skyscrapers, to the profoundly ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Photographer Navid Baraty discusses his book From Above and Beyond: Photography of Unusual Urban Perspectives, Travel, and Science Advocacy
Discussion |
On the occasion of the final Selections show, The Intuitionists, current and former curators including ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Curators reenact their selection process
Lecture |
A lecture and discussion with Mónica López-González. Creativity is often defined as a ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, July 24, 2014, 07/24/2014, Studying Creativity: At the Crossroads of Art and Science
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

free
Gallery Talks, July 25, 2014, 07/25/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Talk |
To celebrate the release of her new book Do Not Sell at Any Price - The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Talks, July 25, 2014, 07/25/2014, Do Not Sell at an Any Price: A Library Listening Party with Amanda Petrusich
Gallery Talk |
Join Sean Corcoran, the Museum’s Curator of Prints and Photographs, to discover what’s behind Aaron ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Pay-what-you-can-admission policy; reservations required
Gallery Talks, July 27, 2014, 07/27/2014, Gallery Tour: In a World of Their Own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose, 1961-1963
Gallery Talk |
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour led by a knowledgeable museum educator. Material Histories ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Gallery Talks, July 27, 2014, 07/27/2014, Gallery Tour: Material Histories: Artists in Residence 2013–14

free
Discussions, July 28, 2014, 07/28/2014, Paranoia in Film
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

free
Gallery Talks, July 28, 2014, 07/28/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Slide Lecture |
Based on his popular New York Times series, the bestselling author shares the adventures of his solo ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, July 28, 2014, 07/28/2014, Bruce Weber discusses his book Life is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America
Discussion |
With: Paul Greenberg, Ocean Life Expert and Best-selling Author of Four Fish Karl ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, July 29, 2014, 07/29/2014, We Are What We Eat, After All
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

free
Gallery Talks, July 29, 2014, 07/29/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
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

free
Gallery Talks, July 30, 2014, 07/30/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Gallery Talk |
A Museum Ambassador gives a 45-minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Gallery Talks, July 30, 2014, 07/30/2014, Infinity of Nations Guided Tour
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture tells the inspiring true story of the West Point class of '41, which graduated ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, July 30, 2014, 07/30/2014, Anne Kazel-Wilcox discusses her book West Point ’41: The Class That Went to War and Shaped America
Discussion |
Tom Bouman, Jay Caspian Kang and Adam Sternbergh participate in a discussion of the present and future ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Discussions, July 30, 2014, 07/30/2014, Reinventing Crime Fiction
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

free
Gallery Talks, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Lecture |
A lecture with Sophie Seita, a writer in residence in the Wertheim Study. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Avant-Garde in Communities of Print
Gallery Talk |
A Museum Ambassador gives a 45-minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Gallery Talks, July 31, 2014, 07/31/2014, Infinity of Nations Guided Tour
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 01, 2014, 08/01/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 04, 2014, 08/04/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 05, 2014, 08/05/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Talk |
With Mel Haber. After the death of Larry Hart in 1943, Richard Rodgers needed to find another ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, August 05, 2014, 08/05/2014, A Tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 06, 2014, 08/06/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Book Discussion |
An instant American icon--the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Discussions, August 06, 2014, 08/06/2014, Book Group: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture tells the story of a massive and international retirement robbery — a substantial ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, August 06, 2014, 08/06/2014, James W. Russell discusses his book Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 07, 2014, 08/07/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Discussion |
Since its founding in 1964, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has shaped the course of the American ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free tickets required
Discussions, August 07, 2014, 08/07/2014, Capturing American Theater History: Writing the Story of the O’Neill
Slide Lecture |
Photographs of New York City taken from unusual angles, or ones that give a hint about the location through ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, August 07, 2014, 08/07/2014, Photographer Janko Puls discusses his book Point of View New York City: A Visual Game of the City You Think You Know
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 08, 2014, 08/08/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Symposium |
Rare performance clips from the collection of archivist Joe Lauro featuring footage of such icons as ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Symposiums, August 10, 2014, 08/10/2014, Americanafest NYC Roots Symposium
Gallery Talk |
The Sculptors Guild proudly presents 38 sculptors in the exhibition. The artists exploring these changes ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Gallery Talks, August 10, 2014, 08/10/2014, Artists discuss the exhibition Transformation
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 11, 2014, 08/11/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Book Discussion |
Read the book and join in -- they're a welcoming bunch. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Discussions, August 11, 2014, 08/11/2014, Book Group: City of Thieves by David Benioff
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture explains the birth, development, and growth of the New York City electric power ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, August 11, 2014, 08/11/2014, Joseph J Cunningham discusses his book New York Power
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 12, 2014, 08/12/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Book Discussion |
Inspired by a personal loss, Greene explores the way that tragedy and time assail one man’s memories ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Discussions, August 12, 2014, 08/12/2014, Book Group: The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene
Slide Lecture |
In this illustrated lecture, the linguist celebrates the diversity of languages and the cultures that ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, August 12, 2014, 08/12/2014, John H. McWhorter discusses his book The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language
Gallery Talk |
Join associate curator of accessories, Colleen Hill, for a guided tour through the exhibition. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Gallery Talks, August 13, 2014, 08/13/2014, Curator's Tour of Exposed: A History of Lingerie
Talk |
With Scott Snyder, author of the first five volumes of Batman: The New 52. In conversation with John ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Talks, August 13, 2014, 08/13/2014, Celebrate 75 Years of Batman
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 13, 2014, 08/13/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Book Discussion |
Read the book and join the discussion. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Discussions, August 13, 2014, 08/13/2014, Book Group: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Slide Lecture |
Rare vintage images will show you the buildings and blocks around Washington Square as these two theatre ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, August 13, 2014, 08/13/2014, Mae West in Bohemia: Gin, Sin, Censorship, and Eugene O'Neill
Slide Lecture |
What we really know about the mob? In this illustrated lecture, the popular myths of the Mafia are compared ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, August 13, 2014, 08/13/2014, Alex Hortis discusses his book Myths About the Mafia: Exploring the Truth behind Popular Images of the Mob
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 14, 2014, 08/14/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Slide Lecture |
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New York World’s Fair, this illustrated ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, August 14, 2014, 08/14/2014, Joseph Tirella discusses his book Tomorrow-Land: The 1964-65 World's Fair and the Transformation of America
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 15, 2014, 08/15/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Lecture |
Under the cloak of sublime comedy, Shaw sought to expose the hypocrisy of Victorian society and morality. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, August 15, 2014, 08/15/2014, Subversive Shaw: An Introduction to the Life and Work of George Bernard Shaw
Gallery Talk |
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour led by a knowledgeable museum educator. Material Histories ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Gallery Talks, August 17, 2014, 08/17/2014, Gallery Tour: Material Histories: Artists in Residence 2013–14
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 18, 2014, 08/18/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Gallery Talk |
Join Sean Corcoran, the Museum’s Curator of Prints and Photographs, to discover what’s behind Aaron ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Pay-what-you-can-admission policy; reservations required
Gallery Talks, August 18, 2014, 08/18/2014, Gallery Tour: In a World of Their Own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose, 1961-1963
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture explores the feuds, debates, obstacles and momentous achievements that ultimately ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, August 18, 2014, 08/18/2014, Doug Most discusses his book The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 19, 2014, 08/19/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture re-examines the Kitty Genovese murder in Kew Gardens in March 1964 and clears ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, August 19, 2014, 08/19/2014, Kevin Cook discusses his book Kitty Genovese: The Murder, The Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Book Discussion |
Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. It's a big ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Discussions, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, Book Group: Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
Slide Lecture |
In this illustrated lecture, the speaker discusses the importance of 'the father of electric traction,' ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, August 20, 2014, 08/20/2014, John L. Sprague discusses his book The Birth of Electric Traction: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Inventor Frank Julian Sprague
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 21, 2014, 08/21/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Book Discussion |
These monthly book discussions explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Book Discussions, August 21, 2014, 08/21/2014, Book Group: The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 22, 2014, 08/22/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Lecture |
Explores the transformation of wealthy New York socialite Edith Wharton into one of America's greatest ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Lectures, August 22, 2014, 08/22/2014, Edith Wharton: A Writing Life
Gallery Talk |
The first museum survey of Los Angeles-based conceptual artist Charles Gaines's early work. The exhibition ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Gallery Talks, August 24, 2014, 08/24/2014, Gallery Tour: Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974–1989
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 25, 2014, 08/25/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Slide Lecture |
With Marty Schneit. This illustrated lecture details the history of fourteen women, who made ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, August 25, 2014, 08/25/2014, Women of New York
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 26, 2014, 08/26/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture offers comfort and realistic advice for dealing with life beyond the vitality ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, August 26, 2014, 08/26/2014, Fran Smith discusses her book Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End of Life Care and The Hospice Movement
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 27, 2014, 08/27/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Book Discussion |
Plant your interest in this book by Michael Pollan about the fascinating life of plants. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Book Discussions, August 27, 2014, 08/27/2014, Book Group: The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture is the story of Manhattan’s growth and transformation in the 1920s and the ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, August 27, 2014, 08/27/2014, Donald L. Miller discusses his book Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 28, 2014, 08/28/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Slide Lecture |
With Robert Lobenstein, who has recently retired from the New York City Transit System as the General ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Slide Lectures, August 28, 2014, 08/28/2014, Substations: The Historic Link Between the Powerhouse and You
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

free
Gallery Talks, August 29, 2014, 08/29/2014, Exhibit Tour: The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter
Gallery Talk |
Enjoy an interactive and informative tour led by a knowledgeable museum educator. Material Histories ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Gallery Talks, August 31, 2014, 08/31/2014, Gallery Tour: Material Histories: Artists in Residence 2013–14
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