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February 23, 2019. 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 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).

So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, February 23, 2019!

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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, February 23, 2019!

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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 (February 23, 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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'New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.' (The New York Times article about Club Free Time).

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22 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC) today:
Saturday, February 23, 2019

All events, things to do today, Saturday, February 23, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Tours, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Yoga For Beginners


In this session you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system.  No prior experience with yoga is necessary. Yoga Can relieve chronic ailments. Can relieve back pain, stress, anxiety and tension. Strengthens the spins. Takes only 5-10 minutes to practice daily.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Yoga For Beginners

Play | An afternoon of short plays


The plays are: Frisky, Miss Direction, Intrusive Thoughts, Miss Conduct, Don, Miss Education by Kyle Smith. Kyle Smith’s plays have been produced and workshopped at The Goldberg Theater, The Tarragon Theatre, The Secret Theater, The Emerging Artists Theatre, The Treehouse Theater, The Robert Moss Theater, and more. His screenplays include Higher Education, A More Perfect Union, Hair of the Dog and Probert Bound. His short play, Don, has an expected publication in 2018 as part of the Act One: One Act Anthology from Top Secret Books.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Plays, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, An afternoon of short plays

Workshop | Discovering Health Saving Accounts


Roger Ma discusses what health savings accounts are, the differences between health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts, and strategies people can use to make the most of their health savings account.           Certified financial planner Roger Ma works with individuals and families across the country to help them set and reach their financial goals, live great lives, and achieve peace of mind. Roger also writes for Forbes and is often quoted in the media, in outlets such as CNBC and CNN Money.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Discovering Health Saving Accounts

Performance | The Art of Storytelling


Storyteller Darren Thompson shares the traditions and culture of his Ojibwe community. The Ojibwe (said to mean "Puckered Moccasin People"), also known as the Chippewa, are a group of Algonquian-speaking bands who amalgamated as a tribe in the 1600's. They were primarily hunters and fishermen, as the climate of Michigan's Upper Peninsula was too cool for farming. Darren Thompson is an award-winning Native American flute player and educator from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. His talent and hard work have brought him to perform at such venues as the National Indian Education Association, the National Congress of American Indians and the North American Indigenous Games, America’s largest American Indian cultural festival. Start times: 12pm, 1pm, 3pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, The Art of Storytelling

Film | BlacKkKlansman (2018): Comedy crime by Spike Lee


Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. 135 min. Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier.  BlacKkKlansman premiered on May 14, 2018, at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix. It was theatrically released in the United States on August 10, 2018, coinciding with the one-year anniversary of the white supremacist Unite the Right rally.  The American Film Institute selected it as one of the top 10 films of the 2018 and at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, it earned four nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama. BlacKkKlansman grossed $48.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $39.9 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $88.2 million, against a production budget of $15 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, BlacKkKlansman (2018): Comedy crime by Spike Lee

Film | Crazy Rich Asians (2018): Romantic comedy based on a bestseller


This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. 120 min. Director: Jon M. Chu. Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh. The film was announced in August 2013 after the rights to the book were purchased. Much of the cast signed on in the spring of 2017, and filming took place from April to June of that year in parts of Malaysia and Singapore. The film grossed $238 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing romantic comedy in a decade.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Crazy Rich Asians (2018): Romantic comedy based on a bestseller

Film | Fences (2016): Oscar winning drama by Denzel Washington


A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. 139 min. Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson. The film was chosen by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten films of 2016, and was nominated for numerous awards, including four Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor (Washington), Best Supporting Actress (Davis) and Best Adapted Screenplay, with Davis winning for her performance. It also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for Washington and a Best Supporting Actress win for Davis. Fences grossed $57.7 million in the United States and Canada and $6.7 million in other territories for a worldwide gross of $64.4 million, against a production budget of $24 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Fences (2016): Oscar winning drama by Denzel Washington

Film | Me Before You (2016): A romantic drama starring Emilia Clarke


A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of. 106 min. Director: Thea Sharrock. Starring Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer. Set in the United Kingdom, the film is shot in various historic locations around the country, including Pembroke Castle in Wales, and Chenies Manor House in Buckinghamshire, England. Released on June 3, 2016, in North America, the film received mixed reviews and grossed $208 million worldwide.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Me Before You (2016): A romantic drama starring Emilia Clarke

Film | Searching (2018): Father searching for his daughter


After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. 102 min. Director: Aneesh Chaganty. Starring John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee. Searching is the first mainstream Hollywood thriller headlined by an Asian-American actor. The film was a financial and critical success, grossing over $75 million worldwide against a $1 million budget and receiving praise for its direction, acting, unique visual presentation and unpredictable storyline.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Searching (2018): Father searching for his daughter

Film | Documentary: I Am Not Your Negro (2016): Race Issues In Modern America 


Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. 93 min. Director: Raoul Peck. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King.  It was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards and won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Documentary: I Am Not Your Negro (2016): Race Issues In Modern America&nbsp;

Lecture | Time Management: Practical Strategies that Can Change Your Life


Want to reduce stress, accomplish more in less time and enjoy greater freedom to do the things you love? Do you want a greater feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment in your daily life? You are not alone! Speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, will share practical strategies that have the power to change your life! You will learn: • How to focus your time on your priorities • When multi-tasking is helpful or harmful • Secrets to overcoming procrastination • Tips for managing distractions, interruptions and time wasters • Simple strategies and tools for gaining greater control over how you manage and use your time
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Lectures, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Time Management: Practical Strategies that Can Change Your Life

Lecture | New York City Food History - Industrial Foods and Factories


This class is an introduction to the food history of New York City, telling the stories of the edible goods produced, consumed, and venerated in homes and restaurants within the five boroughs. The history of restaurants, the meals of the wealthy and those of the working class, and the foodstuffs on all these plates will be explored. New York City is a city of immigrants, and these diverse groups from around the globe have contributed to a constantly evolving definition of urban food culture. The topic of the second week will be Industrial Foods and Factories. One of the economies most impacted by the industrial revolution in New York City was food production. The peak time for the production of industrial, or packaged, foods originating in NYC was 1860 – 1960. What foods were produced, where were they marketed and distributed? How did these nascent food industry giants such as Nabisco and Domino Sugar re-shape the physical geography of New York City as well as the contents of dinner plates? The Professor: Dr. Shayne Figueroa is a food historian and recently earned her PhD in Food Studies from New York University. Her dissertation examines the social history of the school lunch program in New York City during the postwar period. Shayne has taught undergraduate courses at NYU (Food Issues in Contemporary Society), The New School (Introduction to Food Studies; Kids and Food), and Sterling College.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Lectures, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, New York City Food History - Industrial Foods and Factories

Classical Music | Orchestra Performs Music Inspired by Japan


Led by music director Chris Whittaker, Strings of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra come together to perform music inspired by Japan and Japanese-American composers. After the concert, Friends of WHCO enjoy a food and sake tasting courtesy of Tampopo Ramen. About the Program Kenji Bunch's Supermaximum opens the program -- a work inspired by the songs of Depression-era chain gangs in the American deep south. Next will be performed, Toru Takemitsu's Requiem, a piece from earlier in his career which launched him into prominence after the work was discovered by Igor Stravinsky. By the end of his life, Takemitsu had become one of the most unique voices and influential composers in both Japanese and western classical music. Japanese-American composer Karen Tanaka's Dreamscape follows -- a lush and imaginative work, featuring harp and violin solo. The concert concludes with Christopher Theofanidis' A Thousand Cranes, named from the Senbazuru legend that states if one crafts one thousand paper cranes his or her wish will be granted. The piece is inspired by the story of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who died from leukemia after initially surviving the 1945 nuclear bomb detonation on Hiroshima. Sasaki began making cranes while in the hospital, and her story renewed a culture-wide interest in the practice. In 1958, a statue of Sadako holding a golden crane was unveiled in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and installed in the Hiroshima Peace Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Orchestra Performs Music Inspired by Japan

Play | 2 New Plays: Hal / The Tall Ones


The first pair of plays in the New Voices Festival will be Hal, written by Collin McConnell and directed by Joey Rizzolo; and The Tall Ones, written by Miles Orduna and directed by Rebecca Etzine. Presented by the College of Performing Arts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, 2 New Plays: Hal / The Tall Ones

Classical Music | Afternoon Organ Meditations


Diverse programs of music celebrating the great repertoire of the organ. Takes place every Saturday and Sunday from September 9, 2018 to May 26, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Afternoon Organ Meditations

Reading | Voices Inside: Inmate-Authored Writing


A reading of inmate-authored short plays and poems from the award-winning playwriting program at Northpoint Training Center in Burgin, Kentucky.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Voices Inside: Inmate-Authored Writing

Opening Reception | Incubate: A Fantastical Installation


Shih Chieh Huang’s fantastical installation – in which an octopus-like creature, crafted from whirring and blinking electronics, kryptonite-colored goo, and plastic bags, waves comically – and sometimes suggestively. It’s an installation that poignantly confuses the wonder inspired by mysterious creatures and deep space with the mesmerizing effects of technology. Shih Chieh Huang, a Ted Fellow in 2014, has exhibited his sculptures and installations at the 55th Venice Biennial Glasstress, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial Japan, Experimenta Biennial of Media Art Melbourne, Busan Biennial, Aichi Triennial Japan, 52nd Venice Biennial Taiwan Pavilion, Biennial Zero1 San Jose, Biennial Cuvée in Austria, the ARC Biennial Australia, and MOCA Shanghai.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Opening Receptions, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Incubate: A Fantastical Installation
7:30 pm
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Comedy Clubs, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Stand up comedy
8:00 pm
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Plays, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, A Broadway actor in a play about a legendary filmmaker
9:30 pm
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Concerts, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Latin American hits
9:45 pm
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Comedy Clubs, February 23, 2019, 02/23/2019, Stand up comedy
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