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August 21, 2019. Free shows, free concerts, free movies, free tours, free readings, worshops, lectures, etc.  are New York's best kept secret! Learn all about it and do not miss the unique opportunities that only New York provides: NYC never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's day or night, weekday or weekend, summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September. If you are looking for inexpensive things to do and where to go in Manhattan today, tonight, tomorrow, or any other time, or any other day of any week - you came to the right place: just click on any day on the calendar dispayed on the every page of our site and you will see how many events you can attend in Manhattan free of charge on that very day.

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. (In June, July and August lots of those free events take place outdoors, of course).

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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 21, 2019) 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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Experience an entirely new perspective on New York. 'Open up a whole new cultural world... in one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world, sampling cultural delights beyond anyone's wildest dream.' Rupert Parker, journalist, photographer, cameraman, and TV producer
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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.

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that only New York provides:
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Discussion | The East Village in the 60s

Discussions, March 14, 2019, 03/14/2019, The East Village in the 60s

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Many fondly look back on the 60s as the heyday of the East Village when throngs of youth descended on the neighborhood. Diggers arrived from San Francisco and opened a free store on East Tenth Street, Bill Graham turned a local theater into the Fillmore East, be-ins were held in Tompkins Square Park, and artists and craftsmen offered their wares in local shops.

The arts flourished during the period, as many influential theater, poetry, and dance groups formed which helped reshape American culture—and continue today. St. Mark’s Church became a focal point for poets, political activists, radical community organizing, and dance and theater groups. Ellen Stewart started Café La MaMa, presenting theatrical works in a basement on East Ninth Street. Rock music from the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane to The Group Image bellowed from the Tompkins Square bandshell at free concerts.

While the era has become mythologized over time, this evening Howl! Happening invites a panel of intrepid souls who lived in the East Village during the 60s to reflect on their experiences.

About the Panelists

Cary Abrams is a poet, journalist, writer, and historian whose work has been featured in numerous publications. He has taught history in New York City public schools for many years and has worked on numerous projects documenting the history of the Lower East Side—including working with the Lower East Side History Project.

Penny Arcade fled her working-class Italian immigrant family at age 17, arriving in the East Village where she became a member of John Vaccaro’s Play-House of the Ridiculous. In 1969, she performed with Jackie Curtis in Femme Fatale at La MaMa E.T.C. She appeared in Warhol’s film Women in Revolt. Her career has spanned half a century, during which time she has become a world-renowned performance artist.

Agosto Machado has had an equally lengthy career as a star of stage and screen, performing in films including Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis; Beautiful Darling: The Life and Times of Candy Darling, Warhol Superstar; Pay It No Mind: Marsha P. Johnson; and most recently, Ruminations. Agosto has performed in countless La MaMa productions, often sharing the stage with Ethyl Eichelberger. He is worthy of being declared a national treasure.

Ben Morea moved to the East Village in 1958. He cofounded Black Flag & Up Against The Wall Motherfucker, a group which organized numerous political actions in the 60s. Ben relates during that period the group operated 12 apartments for young runaways in the neighborhood. He is an acclaimed artist, in addition to possessing great organizational skills and visionary ideas.

Robert Watlington is a visual artist, poet, and actor. His paintings have been exhibited in numerous galleries and shows in New York City as well as Europe, and are included in many influential collections. He was featured in Bethany Jacobson’s film Raw Zones, shot on rubble-strewn lots of the East Village and shown as part of a MoMA PS1 installation in 1987.

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