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January 20, 2018. New York City (NYC) 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 start using these unique New York City opportunities today, January 20, 2018!

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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!

The trick is to know about those free events, free things to do BEFORE they happen, not after the fact. That's where Club Free Time comes in handy! Become a Club Free Time member and start using these unique New York City (NYC) opportunities today, January 20, 2018!

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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 (January 20, 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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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.

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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Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides:
  • free concerts in NYC
  • free movies in NYC
  • free jazz in NYC
  • free poetry readings in NYC
  • free tours/hikes in NYC
  • free city walks in NYC
  • free Yoga /Tai Chi in NYC
  • fairs and parades in NYC
  • free theater in NYC
  • free tickets to concerts, theater and dance performances in NYC

'New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.' (The New York Times article about Club Free Time).

40 Free Events, free things to do in New York City (NYC) today:
Saturday, January 20, 2018,

All events, things to do today, Saturday, January 20, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

City Walk | Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Tour | Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Tour |
Roosevelt House - the landmark former double townhouse of Franklin, Eleanor and Sara Delano Roosevelt, and now owned by Hunter College - offers visitors a chance to get closer to a family as unique as the city they inhabited, and to explore the private spaces where some of the most iconic public policy of the 20th century was shaped. Hear about FDR's rise to the presidency after his struggle with polio, Eleanor's activism for civil rights and human rights, and Sara's support for interracial and interfaith initiatives. Hear the voices of the Roosevelts and their visitors, and see Roosevelt memorabilia, photographs, and documents. ·          
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Tours, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Roosevelt House Public Tour
City Walk | Greenwich Village Walk
About 4 miles. See historic sites in Greenwich Village. Bring water. Eat lunch at a neighborhood restaurant. Call to confirm before 10 P.M.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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City Walks, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Greenwich Village Walk
City Walk | East Village Sights and Sounds Tour
Downtown Manhattan's East Village is one of NYC's most beloved neighborhood's for good reason--it's home to one of the world's most renown centers of architectural study, a 163 year old bar, was the center of the punk rock scene and Nuyorican literary movement, and even holds a cemetery where a President was once buried. This walking tour showcases the the rich history of a neighborhood that means so much to so many.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, East Village Sights and Sounds Tour
Workshop | Origami Meetup Group
OMG NYC is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - the ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Origami Meetup Group
Park Walk | High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers
Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour. This is a 45-minute long tour led by High Line docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather.  Tours are every Saturday until February 24, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers
Tour | Roosevelt House Public Tour
Roosevelt House - the landmark former double townhouse of Franklin, Eleanor and Sara Delano Roosevelt, and now owned by Hunter College - offers visitors a chance to get closer to a family as unique as the city they inhabited, and to explore the private spaces where some of the most iconic public policy of the 20th century was shaped. Hear about FDR's rise to the presidency after his struggle with polio, Eleanor's activism for civil rights and human rights, and Sara's support for interracial and interfaith initiatives. Hear the voices of the Roosevelts and their visitors, and see Roosevelt memorabilia, photographs, and documents. ·
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Tours, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Roosevelt House Public Tour
Play | Hyacinth Goes Camping: A Comedy Presented by Equity Library Theater
Based up Keeping Up Appearances by Roy Clarke. Also playing: Oh Mother! and Love of Life  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Hyacinth Goes Camping: A Comedy Presented by Equity Library Theater
Discussion | Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
If you collect, read, or are just interested in classic pulp magazines, you want to know about the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club. They are pulp readers and collectors who meet once a month to talk about their favorite subject: popular fiction magazines from the first half of the 20th century. They discuss what they've been reading along with new developments in the fields of reprints, movies, TV, auctions, conventions, "new pulp" fiction, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussions, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Screening |
This special afternoon includes a rare screening of the dance documentary Rhythmetron with a live appearance by Arthur Mitchell.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Screenings, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, An Afternoon with Dancer Arthur Mitchell
Master Class | William DeVan, piano
A master class is a lesson, with observers, given by an expert on a particular instrument and/or style. All observers, regardless of their instrument, can benefit from listening to a Master Class. Topics discussed include areas of overall musicianship.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
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Concerts, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, William DeVan, piano
Opera |
The New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti. In this first of the three Tudor tragedies, Anne Boleyn is fearing for her life. Henry VIII has fallen for another, Jane Seymour, and his men help to bring his wife down through rumors and accusations of incest and infidelity. With Henry doing whatever it takes for his divorce to go through, will Anne be spared or will her head face the chopping block? Musical Director Richard Nechamkin leads a cast and chorus of some of the finest singers in New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, New York Opera Forum presents Donizetti's Anna Bolena
Park Walk | Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Park Walk | Heart of the Park Tour
On this east-west walk you will see some of the Park's most well-known landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Route involves a few stairs. 90 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Roosevelt House Public Tour
Roosevelt House - the landmark former double townhouse of Franklin, Eleanor and Sara Delano Roosevelt, and now owned by Hunter College - offers visitors a chance to get closer to a family as unique as the city they inhabited, and to explore the private spaces where some of the most iconic public policy of the 20th century was shaped. Hear about FDR's rise to the presidency after his struggle with polio, Eleanor's activism for civil rights and human rights, and Sara's support for interracial and interfaith initiatives. Hear the voices of the Roosevelts and their visitors, and see Roosevelt memorabilia, photographs, and documents. ·
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Crossroads of New York Tour
The tour explores the social and political history of the one of the most active and most famous squares in NYC through discussions about the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped its surroundings. You’ll hear how the square got its name, see where the legendary Tiffany & Co. once stood, and learn how to read the clock (yes, it’s a clock!) on the famous sculpture and so much more! The tour takes place every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Crossroads of New York Tour
Film |
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance. Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. 106 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017): Famous WW2 Rescue
Film | David Lean's Summertime (1955): Italian Romance
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda. A lonely American woman unexpectedly finds romance in Venice, Italy. 100 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, David Lean's Summertime (1955): Italian Romance
Film | Edgar Wright's Baby Driver (2017): Surprise Summer Hit
Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Edgar Wright's Baby Driver (2017): Surprise Summer Hit
2:00 pm
Regular: $90
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Plays, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, A play by the Tony award-winning author
2:15 pm
Regular: $35
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Plays, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, A fun play about life and death
3:00 pm
Regular: $25
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Plays, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, A play based on a true story
3:30 pm
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Concerts, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, The best of Motown
Gallery Talk | Curator's Talk: Rendered Cities
For the past two years, ANGL Collective have been working collaboratively among themselves and together with different artists to artistically research the effects of architectural renderings on the urban environment. In their talk, they will address and open up questions that have emerged in their research using examples of past projects as well as the current exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Curator's Talk: Rendered Cities
Classical Music | Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Forty-five minute organ meditations celebrating the diverse repertoire of the pipe organ. The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. Takes place every Saturday from Sept. 9, 2017 to May 27, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Saturday Afternoon Organ Meditation
5:30 pm
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Concerts, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, The best of Motown
Concert |
Program: BACH (arr. Lake) Jesu nimm dich deiner Glieder, BWV 40 REINEKE Rise of the Firebird HOLST (arr. Owens) Mars from The Planets WAGNER (arr. Cailliet) Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin ELLINGTON/BERLIN (arr. Nandagopan) It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Blue Skies HANDEL Vivace from Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 3, No. 6, HWV 317 ROSSINI (arr. Colosimo) Overture from Il Signor Bruschino VERDI (arr. Dackow) Overture from Nabucco IPPOLITOV-IVANOV (arr. Isaac) Procession of the Sardar from Caucasian Sketches, Suite No. 1 ANDERSON Sleigh Ride Murray Colosimo and Terry Szor, conductors
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Concerts, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, MAP Wind Ensemble and Orchestra perform works by Holst, Bach, Wagner, Verdi
6:00 pm
Regular: $20
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Performances, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
6:30 pm
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Plays, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, "honest, affecting, wild" play
Book Reading | Simon Jacobs discusses his book Palaces
Simon Jacobs’ first novel is about midwestern punks in the wilderness, the decline of civilization, and the insidious currents of power.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Simon Jacobs discusses his book Palaces
7:30 pm
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Theaters, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Comedy
8:00 pm
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Plays, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, A play based on a true story
8:00 pm
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Concerts, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Chamber music by Beethoven, Bach and more
8:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Stand-up comedy
8:30 pm
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Concert | Flor de Toloache: New York City's fFrst and Only All-Female Mariachi Ensemble
New York City's first and only all-female full mariachi ensemble brings its fresh, boundary-breaking take on traditional Mexican music to BAMcafé. With disparate roots, including several regions of Mexico, as well as Puerto Rico, Europe, and the US, each member brings her own rich cultural heritage to the group's versatile sound. The Latin Grammy winners recently capped an international tour with Cafe Tacvba, where—like the toloache flower, which is still considered a love potion in Mexico—the women cast a spell over audiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | The Laura Campisi Trio
An award-winning songwriter and jazz singer based out in New York City, Laura has performed with various musical ensembles throughout Europe, America and Canada, and continues to produce a wide range of music: from Jazz and Folk, to the traditional Sicilian repertoire as well as Italian and Mediterranean songs. She also writes original compositions in English, Italian and Sicilian, and sings in Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Punjabi, Sicilian and Neapolitan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, The Laura Campisi Trio
10:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, January 20, 2018, 01/20/2018, Stand-up comedy
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Play | A fun play about life and death

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Classical Music | Orchestral works by Tchaikovsky and more

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