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August 17, 2018. Free shows, concerts, movies, tours are New York (NYC) best kept secret! New York City 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 if you looking for something to do in April or November, December or February, you will find tons of free things to do, free events to go to.

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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!

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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 (August 17, 2018) 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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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 things to do,
free events to go to
in NYC
today!

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Sum-Sum-Summertime!


Gail Wein
May 25, 2016

Finally. It's outdoor concert season. The weather is unpredictable, but the price is right.
This year, the season is more active than ever, and there are stellar opportunities to hear first-class performers at scads of free concerts around the city. Naumberg Orchestra Concerts has been presenting concerts for over 100 years, and opens their season in Central Park on June 14 with Ensemble LPR featuring Vasko Dukovski as soloist in Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto. Later in the month, on June 28, the venerable Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performs an all-Beethoven program. Summerstage launches its season on June 4 with McCoy Tyner in Central Park. In addition to the jazz, rock, comedy and dance performances through the summer, Summerstage presents the Met Opera recital series with fantastic young divas and divos on June 22 and Central Park and June 24 in Brooklyn Bridge Park; and four more recitals in July.
The NY Philharmonic's very popular Concerts in the Parks returns with outstanding free programs on June 15 and 16 in Central Park, June 17 in Prospect Park and June 20, 21 and 22 in Queens, Bronx and Staten Island. Most of these NY Phil concerts culminate in a festive fireworks display, and all are very popular. Consider yourself lucky if you snag a spot on the lawn close enough to see conductor Alan Gilbert's baton; the hi-tech sound system insures that everyone will be able to hear the music.
With over 1200 free concerts on a single day - June 21 - Make Music New York serves as a tentpole in the summer concert season. It's the 10th edition of this five-borough festival, and the range of programming is truly dizzying. Check out details and schedules on the MMNY website, or just walk through a park or along a sidewalk in your neighborhood that day and you're bound to come across some live music.
Lincoln Center's flagship summer festivals Mostly Mozart and Lincoln Center Outdoors kick off in July; more about those fests next month.
Several indoor concerts of note: The New York Philharmonic Biennial continues through June 11, with performances at Lincoln Center and other spots around Manhattan and Brooklyn. There's big buzz around the opera The Importance of Being Earnest (June 2, 3 and 4), and a trio of "Ligeti Forward" concerts at the Met Museum. On June 8, the Crypt Sessions presents Attaca Quartet performing Haydn's deeply emotional  The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, in the intimate and atmospheric crypt space of the Church of the Intercession in Harlem. Tickets are only available in advance, through the series' website. And, the Chelsea Music Festival returns June 10-18, with a wide range of events, including classical, jazz, late night events and more. Tickets available through the festival's website.


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Performance | A science show!

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Play | A drama by award-winning author

Regular Price: $72
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Play | Dark comedy based on a famous book

Regular Price: $55
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