What People Say
Dear Natella --
I cannot tell you how happy I am to have found Club Free Time. Since joining last November I have attended 23 events and we were away most of December through February. THANK YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH for bringing Club Free Time to us.
Sandra Galimidi, 4/13/2013
I'm enjoying my CFT membership immensely and am so grateful that CFT has provided me many opportunities to enjoy NYC more than ever. It's so good to be a New Yorker and be able to discover and share unexpected treasures. Thanks to you and your terrific team for making NYC so much more exciting for us members!
Maria Eden, 4/01/2013
You are always so amazingly prompt and courteous with reply. We love the Club! and you!
Cortland J., 03/13/2013
Last Christmas, I bought a membership to Club Free time for my Mom. It has been the most fabulous experience. Thank you for making my mom so happy!
Avery J., 12/06/2012
I just want to say that I've been a clubfreetime member almost immediately after moving here 9 years ago and it is hands down the best event site in the city. I've told many friends about it and have had many unforgettable experiences through it. Your company provides an incredible service to patrons like myself and I'm very grateful!
Andy L., 10/17/2012
I can't thank you enough for your organization and what you do to make so many performances available to so many people. I actually work in the arts (at an acting school here in NY and for a small not-for-profit organization) and I have been able to attend so many performances that I would not have been able to attend had it not been for Club Free Time. I have told countless people what a great organization it is and well run it is. I just wanted to thank you again for all that you do.
Don A., 8/28/2012
Dear Club freeTime Team,
Thanks to your contribution, my family left NYC having an extraordinary experience.
The show was amazing like every other show I had received complementary tickets from
I have no words. Definitely thank, thank you, thank you!! Alejandra M. 8/20/2012
I'm a French visitor in NYC for a few weeks , flying back to France next Monday, reason why I canceled my subscription to Club Freetime.
Let me tell you that I enjoyed a lot to be a Freetime member , you provided me many and so various opportunities to participate to a lot of events, visits, concerts, films, opera in a Library,shows, etc...that NY is offering every day and I would'nt have be informed without you. For free, or a few dollars !!! I told it to many friends...
You make me feel a very New Yorker.
I used to spend a couple of months every year in NYC and I plan to subscribe when I'll be back.
I am surprised to know you take care of each one of your subscribers.
My best, Marie Dominique du Lac, 6/23/2012
Thank you for all you do in finding these complimentary tickets for members. Between the daily free event listings and CFT deals, you've given me more pleasure than I can express. I'm happy for this chance to make known my deepest gratitude. You are a godsent.
Most sincerely, Beth Gordon 6/18/2012
I love being a member of this site. It's the best for a New Yorker at heart. With appreciation,
Diane Biblow, 5/19/2012
Re: a concert at Lincoln Center: I come into the city one day a week from Central Jersey to volunteer ... Club Free Time has given me some wonderful opportunities to take in concerts, recitals, plays, etc. that I would not otherwise know about and to invite friends to join me, without having to spend a lot of money. I don't often get tickets for something on other days, but for something this worthwhile I didn't mind taking the long trip in. Club Free Time is well worth the few dollars that it costs to subscribe.
Sandra D., 4/23/2012
You are amazing. Have no idea how you do what you do but it is truly incredible. Had never heard of your Club until given to me as a gift by family from Los Angeles!
Jessup C., 3/25/2012
Dear Ms Vaidman!
Thank you so much for your work!
I used to think NY was just an overpriced, overpopulated, dirty city
but thanks to clubfreetime.com I've discovered a beautiful, rich in
culture, artistic side of it, and all at affordable rate!!!
Timur U., 3/19/2012
Natella, I have returned to my home city, for now, of Chicago and back to my busy schedule. However, I do want to take time to acknowledge how thankful I am for all you do for NYC and its cultural events. I thoroughly enjoyed my 3 weeks there and in large measure you played a very important role in providing me with that possibility. Of course it goes without saying that the price is right, but even as important is the fact that you are a wonderful source for learning about all that is taking place in that amazing city... I took advantage of many concerts, Weill, Carnegie, Alice Tully, Merkin as well as readings at the Library, and The Art Lectures down at Pace. At each opportunity I introduced to friends your organization and they all fell in love with it. I will certainly join again for the summer when I return to NYC.
Patricia P., 3/7/2012
I love your website and love the way you do business! You gave me an extra month a while back when there was some problem with PayPal... I like your style!
Kerry F., 3/1/2012
Thank you for providing such an incredible service! We are newly retired and relocated to Riverdale to fulfill our dream of living in NYC and taking advantage of as much of what it offers as our budget can accommodate. CfT has just extended our budget an almost unimaginable amount.
Dear Ms. Vaidman,
Twenty something years ago I was a subscriber to the Free Time newspaper. Time and circumstances have kept me from things cultural in NY until recently. Luckily I came across this website, and thought your name seemed familiar. I feel like I have been reacquainted with an old friend after many years.
It's a great website ... a far cry from the old newspaper. My, how you have progressed! Keep up the good work!
Wayne M., 1/29/2012
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the complimentary tickets to Oct. 17th concert! I have never experienced anything like that ,they were magnificent, it just kept getting better and better, the pianist was superb. They got standing ovations, continued performing long after the concert had ended ,it was thrilling ...
Kenneth G., 10/21/2011
I want to tell you that October 15th concert to which I got complimentary tickets through Club freeTime, was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, without exaggeration. The pianist was unbelievable.
I kept wondering if she would play any Chopin. I looked at the program a few times, as though the letters would rearrange themselves somehow. I had a feeling she would. And she played my favorite nocturne as her encore... beautiful!
I have really become a huge fan of your project and what you do. Thank you for making it possible for me to enjoy so much of New York.
Mojdeh R., 10/21/2011
Thank you for the complimentary tickets to October 17th concert! It was a fantastic concert. The Weinberg was new to me, but very enjoyable. The Prokofiev was well played but the balance between the orchestra and solist was off in the forte portions of the first and third movements. The solist was drowned out in those passages. The Tschaikovsky was something else. I have never heard a better brass section anywhere. They played as if they were one instrument. The woodwind solists were also very good, espeically the bassoon solo in the third (or was it the fourth) movement. The timpanist was exceptional. Great precision and sensitivity (perhaps because it was a woman).
Paul G., 10/21/2011
Even though I spend 8 months a year in Montana, it's worth it to me to have such a comprehensive database at my fingertips when I'm here, in NYC. From Dizzy's at Lincoln Center to lectures at Parson's and street fairs in Brooklyn, CFT is NYC's virtual hipster.
Claire B., 9/28/2011
I would like to say that your site is wonderful . For me as a tourist it was a big help as I could go to uniqu places that nobody else new about.... and of course enjoy.
Dorit, Israel, 5/26/2011
Such an incredible deal! I rarely feel I can afford the Ballet, nor do I want to go to high school recitals to get my fill. This exclusive offer took my breath away. Getting to see ALL of the major companies in the Tri-State area (and beyond!) perform at such an amazingly high level--and at such a ridiculously low price (only a resrevation fee)--made me grateful (yet again) to be a New Yorker. What a treat and privilege.
You guys are part of a ton of my most memorable experiences when I first got to NYC, lonely and scraping away. I learned about classical music by hearing it at Carnegie Hall--because of YOU, for goodness sakes!
Christy M. 3/24/2011
Thanks for the yesterday's Ballet Gala!! The evening was just wonderful. Each presentation was superb. The awards recipients was extremely gracious. Thanks for the experience and thanks for the opportunity to dress-up and to look elegant.
Janice M., 3/23/2011
"Love your club! I signed up less than two weeks agao and already have seen an off-Broadway Show, a documentary, and scheduled to attend two events at New School Arts Festival, as well as a Broadway musical theater event.
Thanks, and keep up the good work!"
Mark Butler, 3/23/2011
"We had a wonderful time last night at Carnegie Hall...ditto last Monday's performance at CH. Just these two concerts make the whole year's membership worthwhile...."
Susan Winters, Manhattan, 3/8/2011
Thank you and Clubfreetime again:) Im so glad that one day
I was bored, did some research and found this site: I really enjoy every single
event that I attend. ..."
VICTORIA (Viculya) M., Manhattan, 2/18/2011
"I just wanted to let you know that the two music performances I attended at Carnegie Hall with complimentary tickets from you guys were fantastic. Both were absolutely wonderful and the seats were incredible! You cannot beat the first row! Thank you so much for this wonderful experience..."
TC, Manhattan, 11/19/2010
I will be traveling to London and the Netherlands (my home country).
And so I was wondering if perhaps you have any "connections" in those countries? I understand if you are not familiar or have no dealings with those territories but thought I'd try my luck, you certainly cover the New York area rather brilliantly."
Joost de Quack, 11/18/2010
"Thank you so much for your service! When I go back to NYC, I will definitely be using it again; it was the main source that helped me not only to explore the city in ways I would not be able to alone, but more importantly, it sparked my love for the city, and for that, I'm grateful!"
Sandy Kim 8/26/2010
"Thank you, Natella. I'm a new member to Club free Time and I am utterly impressed with the events posted and had no clue when signing up that free tickets to events / performances would be offered. I am delighted!"
Last week I took a friend to "All-Prokofiev ... " at Carnegie Hall using the complimentary tickets Club freeTime provided.
May I just say it was an absolutely incredible evening .... first, we were seated FRONT ROW! and found ourselves treated to an evening of fantastic music and high caliber performances, and with great variety, as if it was for us alone, in private.
We could see the water droplets on some of the performers' foreheads and observe the wiggling of their toes through their shoes, as well as the snapping of several of the violinist bow's many strings, indications of the passion expressed throug their instruments.
All I can say is WOW and thank you, afterwards we both agreed the evening did and will continue to stand out as one of the top 5 best performances we've ever seen.
We were simply in awe and felt honored to have been extended the opportunity to experience this rare and fantistic evening of artistry.
As we were leaving the theatre we ran into one of the few dancers; he too expressed his appreciation for having been part of this short-lived ensemble.
As we stepped outside it began to snow .....
Joost de Quack,2/17/2010
"I really think you are performing a very useful function for three important groups: the audiences who want reasonable ticket prices, the theater owners who want to fill seats and the performers who want a bigger audience. So you can count me as a big fan of yours! Keep up the good work."
Claus W. Hirsch 6/14/2009
"Dear Natella, Iím delighted that there is now a kidís section on ClubFreeTime. Every month Iím doing a little dance whenever the first day of the month arrives and I delve into ClubFreeTimeís listing of free events. It gives us so much joy to look ahead to an exciting event happening around town. Thank you! Thank you! For giving to us the abundant culture of our wonderful city, and at a price we can afford."
Vanessa Nishikubo, RISING HEALTH, Manhattan, 6/5/2009
"The Club freeTime site is so great: both the free stuff and the drastic discounts. Keep it up!!!"
John Philpit, Yale, 4/30/2009
"I most recently moved back to Chicago after living in NY for 8 months. Being a mid-westerner (Aurora,IL) NY was amazing and perfectly confusing. Clubfreetime.com was a great source that saved me from evenings only understood by newbies in the Big Apple. Now that I'm back I'm wondering if your company offer services for the Chicago land area."
Kehinde Hart, 4/28/2009
"Year after year, you keep on doing such a wonderful job. Glad to know you're still on it!, and even getting better."
Albert Gordon; Stephentown, NY; 4/1/2009
i had a date thursday night and wanted something cool and original, and i found it on clubfreetime (traditional irish music concert). by the way, i got major points, so thanks!!"
David B.; 12/7/2008
I never heard of Club Free Time until the other day. Perhaps you paid Google some money to get your name higher on the list. Anyway, I love you. I have often thought that no one gets it all. All the visitor center sites, all the commercial sites, all the media sites -- no one has all the events. Then I bump into you. You have made me very happy.
Neuman, Robert; 12/2/2008
"Thank you for Club Free Time picks. We attended the Hungarian Film you picked. It was wonderful!"
Itís amazing, with all of my travels, Iíve found that Iíve never fully taken the time to truly explore New York City with all that it has to offer. Iíve subscribed to Clubfreetime before, but Iím looking forward to the event notices now more than ever. I know Iíll be having a lot fun and will really enjoy this great city! Thanks so much for providing this service!"
Erika Howard, Sunnyside, NY, 4/15,2008
"Your special offers, like the candleight concert, are super--thank you!"
Ronald Buchheim, 4/2/2008
I can't tell you how much Club freeTime has broadened me. Just in the last couple months I've seen so much amazing stuff and I'm doing more interesting things that any of the people I know. I tell everyone about your amazing site."
Christy Meyer, 2/20/2008
"...the concert was extraordinary.
Thanks to your website a lot more happy people take wonderful memories going back home."
Cristina Onea, New York, 9/25/2007
"...One of your latest announcements caused me to go to my first Club freeTime event: the photo exhibit opening at the Scandinavia House. It was an excellent exhibition and I never would have known about it unless you mentioned it."
Claus Hirsch, 9/15/2007
"I really love the site - I wish I'd found it 4 years ago when I first moved here!"
Phyl Monroe, 3/30/2007
" Thank you for all the wonderful events you tell me about. It certainly adds to my enjoyment of living here."
Royce Rowe 3/01/2007
"I love your site. I am currently planning my 3rd vacation using your site as a guide."
Matthew Narajka, 2/7/2006
"I think your website is great and an awesome tool."
Limor Schwartz, Manhattan/Miami, 1/26/2006
"Dear Natella, just want to tell you how much I am impressed with your site. It is very informative and very easy to navigate. I have found info, that not only I am interested, but my son also."
Bela BHERSHKOWITZ, Yonkers, NY, 6/27/2005
"Club freeTime is the best resource I found after searching for many years. Your events are enjoyable, intellectual and the best. Thank you."
Eileen Makler, Manhattan, NY, 2/05/04
"Thank ya for adding lots of gig to my life"
Frank Bamberger, Flushing,NY, 08/21/03
"I've been having a wonderful time in New York ever
since I saw clubfreetime.com
Thanks for this wonderful service"
Susmitha Subba Raju, 07/16/03
"I have subscribed to your publication off & on for years. It's the best entertainment guide out there in my book!"
Sarah Tolles, Manhattan, 06/07/03
"Natella - Hi! When I discovered your web site last year, I was thrilled! We joined and went to a set of plays by women playwrights, a master class for Julliard students, a seminar with Albert Ellis, a showing of experimental videos, and whatever I'm forgetting - all in one visit!"
"I joined the Club last week and have already gotten my money's worth. I love it!"
janice wright, 11/14/02
"I have enjoyed my membership in Club freeTime greatly. You have the most interesting and unique event listings and opportunities in New York!
Emmett Pickett, 09/29/02
THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH FOR ANOTHER SENSUALLY STIMULATING EVENING - JUST GORGEOUS!"
Mary Gaydos, 09/23/02
"I don't get a chance to go to many of the
items that I would like to go to, but the ones I have gone to have more
than made getting CfT worth its while.."
Israel David Fishman, 08/07/02
"I subscribed last week and must commend you on your wonderful website.
It's so clear AND so easy TO use. I'm delighted with my membership."
Lorraine Gewirtz, 07/18/02
"The March Deals were wonderful! Thanks for always having so many events to choose from..."
Mary B. Gordon, 04/15/02
Thank you so much for helping to get back to normal!
L. Singh, Manhattan, 12/05/01
What a great job you are doing! Your ability to find high-quality free events is phenomenal. I used to get most of my outings ideas from Time Out NY. Now Club freeTime is my number one consultant when it comes to 'impulsive entertainment.' Free of trivial articles and unnecessary artwork, Club freeTime is extremely efficient in delivering the very gist of the best of the values in New York recreational and cultural scenes. CfT Deals alone make worth joining! Thanks again for great service!."
Oleg Geller, Brooklyn, 06/29/01
"Each month I circle my "must sees" and my "maybes." Sometimes I have too many riches to choose from! Club freeTime is a wonderful resource. Thanks you again."
Lois B. Gordon, Brooklyn, 12/23/01
"I really do depend a lot on Club freeTime to organize my social calendar......"
Jesenia Vergel, North Bergen, NJ, 08/05/01
Just a note to let you know how much we enjoy Club freeTime. This is our "Bible" for the month. We mark it off -- and off we go. To some of the most interesting, informative and exciting events in NYC. Thank you very much for hundreds of wonderful lectures, musical performances, etc. we started with you and it has turned out to be an incredible journey. Thank you."
Mary and Walter Grancher, Manhattan
"We are retired and travel quite extensively The first piece of mail we look when we return home is Club freeTime. This week we attended six events chosen from Club freeTime!"
Linda Golden, NY
"I find Club freeTime especially helpful when I have out of town guests. The number of fantastic free events always amazes out-of-towners!"
Bob Levis, Manhattan
"I just have to say I'm sorry I ONLY heard about Club freeTime LAST YEAR. I tell every person I know so they won't miss out."
Vanessa Cox Nishikobo