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Club Free Time is your guide to New York City's free culture and free entertainment. Don't loose your chance to enjoy the city that never sleeps: Join the Club today! July (Jul) 16, 2024
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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;
start taking advantage of
free events to go to,
free things to do in NYC

About Us

Natella Vaidman

Natella Vaidman, Publisher

Club Free Time provides the following services to the members:
  • information about free cultural events, i.e. free concerts, free theater performances, free tours, free poetry readings, free talks/lectures, gallery openings, free movies, etc. in New York City (Manhattan mostly)

  • an opportunity to reserve complimentary tickets to events which are not free at all: off-Broadway (and sometimes Broadway) shows, classical music concerts, jazz and dance performances, etc
Please keep in mind that you can really see what we offer only after you become a member and login, as the complimentary ticket offerings can not be made public.

A Bit of History

Club Free Time was born from the enthusiasm of a new New Yorker for her adopted city. Publisher Natella Vaidman was amazed at the incredible variety and quality of the City's free(!) entertainment and education offerings, and wanted to share her findings with others. It was started back in 1987 as a six-page monthly newsletter called 'Free Time'. The first issue was mailed out to 6 subscribers; yep - 6!

In that pre-Internet era it grew from 6 pages to 48 pages and from 6 subscribers to 3,500 subscribers. The membership growth was mostly the result of the word of mouth. went online in March of 2001.

We now have over 16,000 members who use our services day in, day out.  All the reviews in our REVIEWS section are real notes from real people; none of those reviews have been solicited in any way or form.

Our website attracts people who have a zest for life and for New York culture. We all know that 'best things in life are free,' one can definitely apply it to New York's cultural life.

In the Press

Club Free Time has been reffered to in numerous guidebooks about NYC, including 'Let's Go New York', 'The Newcomer's Handbook to NYC', and 'New York's Best Kept Secrets'.  It has been the subject of a whole column in the New York Times Metro Matters  as long ago as 12/21/1996 (still under the name of 'Free Time'), and then yet again appeared in  The New York Times in 2008,  Wall Street Journal featured Club Free Time it its 11/24/2016 article, and  Crain's New York Business  wrote about the site in 08/20/2017. It was featured as well on 'Good Morning New York' (FOX 5).

Club Free Time has also been mentioned in hundreds of articles across some of the biggest travel sites in the world, including Frommer's , Lonely Planet, JetBlueThe website Australian Traveller notes that 'Club freeTime is a brilliant resource for no-charge music concerts, film screenings, theatre productions and gallery exhibitions. It also offers free off-Broadway show tickets and extra secret free stuff to its members...'

We are still one of 'New York's Best Kept Secret': you will not see Club Free Time advertising itself anywhere; we rely on the word of mouth to grow. We are very gratefull to our members for spreading the word!

Complimentary Tickets

to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Musical | A Musical, Finding Strengh in Overcoming Tragedy

Regular Price: $64
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Performance | Variety Show

Regular Price: $44
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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