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October 19, 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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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 (October 19, 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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Spring For Music at Carnegie Hall


Gail Wein
May 02, 2014

The events listed in this blog are NOT free, unless noted otherwise

Every time I travel, I try to hear the local orchestra in their home hall (yes, I am concert-obsessed). I've never been to Pittsburgh or Winnipeg, and during my very brief visits to Seattle, Cincinnati, and Rochester I wasn’t able to catch any live music. Fortunately, orchestras from these towns (as well as our own New York Philharmonic) will be performing in New York City May 5-10. It's the 4th annual Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall; details and more info are here and here, and the schedule is below.

The tickets for every seat at each concert are just $25, and a subscription for all six is $100 - a great bargain for this rare chance to hear ensembles from all over North America. Hundreds of hometown fans of each orchestra travel to New York for the performances, and their exuberant cheering and waving of colorful scarves makes each evening a festive and exciting occasion.

A unique aspect of S4M is the unusual programming: part of the idea of the festival is for orchestras to showcase their artistic philosophies. Orchestras competed for the privilege of participating in the festival by submitting their distinctive and adventurous programs. Which means you get to hear works like John Luther Adams' "Become Oceans", (which just won the Pulitzer prize), "Merry Mount," an opera by neglected mid-20th century American Howard Hanson, and Bruckner's "Ave Maria" motet, as well as works by Mozart, Debussy and Poulenc.

S4M has been a critical success, and increasingly gained traction and attention from audiences. Unfortunately this is the final year for the program; it is a costly endeavor all around, and, after four seasons, its initial funding has run out.

Other upcoming concerts to keep an eye out for around town: Room Full of Teeth, an innovative vocal ensemble, performs a free concert at Music Mondays on May 5; and the first ever New York Philharmonic Biennial, which runs May 28 through June 7 all over town. The Biennial showcases contemporary works from around the world, and includes the whimsical "Gloria - a Pig's Tale" by HK Gruber and performances of works by NY Phil's "very young composers". All of the NY Philharmonic events are ticketed; purchase info for most of the events is at www.NYPhil.org.

I hope you'll have a chance to get out there and enjoy some live music! See you at the concerts!

Spring For Music 2014 at Carnegie Hall
All concerts begin at 7:30 pm
May 5: New York Philharmonic
May 6: Seattle Symphony
May 7: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
May 8: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
May 9: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
May 10: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra


Complimentary Tickets

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

Performance | A science show!

Regular Price: $60
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Play | Parody of Golden Globe winning TV show

Regular Price: $40
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Classical Music | Piano works by Beethoven, J.S.Bach, Rachmaninoff and more

Regular Price: $50
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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