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July 22, 2018. Free shows, free concerts, free movies, free tours, and many more free things to do are New York's best kept secret!  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 as NYC art, culture and entertainment scene is saturated with free events to go to, free things to do.

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.

So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, July 22, 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, July 22, 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 (July 22, 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
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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).

34 Free Things to Do in New York City (NYC) Today:
Sunday, July 22, 2018,

All events, things to do today, Sunday, July 22, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Tai Chi Workshop


Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow-moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels. Every Sunday from June 3-August 12, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Tai Chi Workshop

Tour | River Nature Walk


Learn about the park’s wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the Park’s esplanade. Don’t forget to take photos! Sundays, June 3-September 30, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, River Nature Walk

Workshop | Deep Yoga and Journaling


Sharyn Hahn lead you through some warm-up poses and a vinyasa flow as well as several short meditations, creative visualization, and intention-setting writing or sketching activities. You will leave feeling more flexible, relaxed, energized, with a mantra that you can carry with you throughout the week. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and they do have some if you need to borrow one for the class. Also bring a journal and something to write with. You will be writing a few times during the class, and if you prefer to sketch or want to do both, that is fine. Wear comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring a warm or cool drink to keep you hydrated (with a secure lid). All levels are welcome. If you have never done yoga you will be able to participate as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Deep Yoga and Journaling

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Street Fair

Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Street Fair

Tour | Wildlife in the Park Tour


New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Wildlife in the Park Tour

Workshop | Big City Fishing


Adults and kids ages 5 and up learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. Sundays, July 1-August 26, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Big City Fishing

Workshop | Big City Fishing


Adults and kids ages 5 and up learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. Sundays, July 1-September 30, 2018 (excluding Sep. 23).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Big City Fishing

Tour | Flatiron District Walking Tour


A journey through the vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building. Tour guides:  Miriam Berman, historian and the author of Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks and New York in Words and Images, a book of New York postcards. Fred Cookinham, historian, author of The Age of Rand: Imagining an Objectivist Future World. Mike Kaback, a native New Yorker, has an unquenchable enthusiasm for everything about this city. No advance registration is required. This tour repeats every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Flatiron District Walking Tour

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, take your pick!


Tours take place at various times during the day, all day long: 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
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Tours, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, take your pick!

City Walk |


This tour will explore the various neighborhoods that comprise the ever-vibrant downtown Manhattan. From the evolution of SoHo and Greenwich Village to 19th century tales from the Five Points, this tour will cover Union Square, the East Village, Bowery, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown. Perfect for visitors looking to soak up NYCs multiplicity of neighborhoods, as well as locals looking for hidden gems and historical insight.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
City Walks, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Downtown in a Day Tour: Below 14th St.

Workshop | Gotham Writers Workshop: Essay and Opinion Writing


A free essay and opinion writing workshop taught by Alanna Schubach hosted by the Gotham Writers Workshop.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Gotham Writers Workshop: Essay and Opinion Writing

Workshop | Yoga in the Garden


Yoga in the garden is back. YMCA instructor Huma Masood will be leading flowing sequences of yoga poses linked together with an emphasis on breathing technique. Be sure to bring your own mat!  Sundays, July 15-August 26, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Yoga in the Garden

Workshop | Yoga Downtown


Yoga is back as a summer offering twice a week. Open for all ages. Bring your own mat or borrow one while supplies last, first come first served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Workshops, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Yoga Downtown

Workshop | Community Rowing


No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Community Rowing events are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats built on site. The rows last, depending on river conditions and crew experience, between one and three hours. Please arrive on-time as the crews will be assigned before 1PM. Bring extra water, a hat, and sunscreen as you will be rowing outdoors in the hot sun. Rowing is weather dependent and will be canceled for high winds, rain, or thunderstorms. All participants must sign a waiver and be able to climb a ladder. Every Sunday from June 10-October 21, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Community Rowing

Festival | The Hot Dog Bus hands out free hot dogs


Artist Erwin Wurm has transformed a vintage Volkswagen Microbus into an overstuffed food truck serving free dogs! It's an absurd, yet approachable art experience that will encourage visitors to rethink the fundamental definitions of sculpture. Wurm's choice of the hot dog hints at the gastronomic connections between the City’s most iconic street food and his Austrian homeland, while he considers the act of eating to be an additive sculptural process in its own right.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Festivals, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, The Hot Dog Bus hands out free hot dogs

Tour | Gentrification in Williamsburg Tour


This two-hour tour of Williamsburg highlights two main themes: Gentrification and Environmental Justice. Williamsburg offers an extreme example of both of these broader themes, and thus makes a very interesting case-study neighborhood in which to delve into these issues. The roots of gentrification and the detailed history of the cause of such rapid change will be covered in depth. This tour gives participants detailed information that will enable them to understand the topic of gentrification, why it is happening, its history, who benefits, and what is driving it. The same is true of the backstory of the environmental justice movement in the area. Sites Covered: Roebling Oil Field Bedford Avenue McCarren Park & Pool Bushwick Inlet Park Radiac Corp. The Edge Development Domino Sugar Factory
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Gentrification in Williamsburg Tour

Dance Lesson | West African Dance Class


Come alone, with a friend, or with the whole family and take a West African Dance Class led by world-renowned master drummer Yahyah Kamate. Yahyah began his training in his native Cote D'Ivoire and has choreographed and danced for such renowned companies as Fotemoban Dance Company, Djensia Group, Camodgen of N’guatta Dolikro Dance Company of Cote d’Ivoire, and Affoubenou Sakassou Dance Company of Senegal. For the past 15 years, he has worked as lead dancer and choreographer for several companies in the United States, including Kulu Mele Dance Company and The Seventh Principle. Sundays, June 24-October 14, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Lessons, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, West African Dance Class

Park Walk | Heart of the Park Tour


Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Heart of the Park Tour

Comedy Club | Laughter in the Park


Make laughs, not walls, at New York's only free, outdoor summer comedy show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Laughter in the Park

Tour | Southern Park Welcome Tour


An introduction to some of the southern Park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the Pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess and Checkers House, and the Dairy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Southern Park Welcome Tour

Concert |


The Brown Rice Family is today's freshest world roots band jamming toward global solidarity and organic happiness. With band members from Japan, Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, South Africa and the USA, Brown Rice Family provides the masses with music that encompasses reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, afro-beat, jazz stylings, rock, Brazilian, Latin, and funk. The Brown Rice Family sound is in the truest sense of the words, world roots music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, World Afro-Beat from a Diverse Ensemble

City Walk |


The Lower East Side was once the most densely populated neighborhood on the planet. This 10 stop walking tour, will visit some major historical sites of the Jewish Lower East Side, from the late 1800's all the way up until present day. Weaving stories of triumph, heartbreak, and humor together, this tour is at once informative, entertaining, and may put you in the mood for a knish or four.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
City Walks, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour

Tour | People's History of Lower Manhattan Tour


Lower Manhattan is the foundation of western society in New York. Yet, the vast majority of New York history is non-western. Start the tour with an overview of Indigenous history in NYC. Then move on to walk through slave history of New York, checking out a former slave market, the burial ground, and a stop on the underground railroad. Then move on to discuss Wall Street corruption, with a particular emphasis on what happened in the 2008 financial crisis. Sites Covered: Bowling Green Fearless Girl Former Slave Market Wall Steet 70 Pine Street Zuccotti Park World Trade Center Former Site of the Cordoba House Brooklyn Bridge Municipal Building African Burial Ground
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, People's History of Lower Manhattan Tour

Party |


Psychic Sundays are inclusive, relaxed afternoons of interdisciplinary readings and cosmic insights by mediums, readers and psychics from NYC’s new generation of personal guides. The future is out there. Peel the orange and see what’s inside. Each Sunday, guests are welcome to meet guest readers on a first come, first serve basis.  If mediums are all with guests, you'll be able to add your name to a waiting list and, they predict they'll be with you shortly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Partys, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Psychic Sundays

Dance Lesson |


Enjoy a wonderful evening of music, dance, and song in the beautiful historic square. Professional tango instruction will be provided. This event is perfect for families and perfect for date night. Come with your children and dogs, and dance around the fountain flower bed into the sunset. This event will take place in six sessions on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. The dates are: June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. When selecting tickets, please choose your desired date. Sundays, June 24-July 29, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Dance Lessons, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Tango in the Park

Play | The Three Musketeers: Twenty Years Later: Alexandre Dumas's Classic Updated


Susane Lee has adapted this play from the classic works of Alexandre Dumas. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith Thursdays-Sundays; July 5- 29, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, The Three Musketeers: Twenty Years Later: Alexandre Dumas's Classic Updated

Play | Romeo & Juliet: Shakespeare's Classic Tale of Two 'Star-Cross'd Lovers'


In fair Verona, the long-standing feud between families Montague and Capulet cause tragic results for their respective children, Romeo and Juliet. After meeting at a masked ball, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, only to discover the surname of their beloved. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the lovers to take drastic measures. In the end, both families learn the perils of needless violence. This summer will bring to life one of Shakespeare's most well known tragedies in a dynamic adaptationt. They will transform the park into Verona, with six actors playing all the roles in this fast-paced tour de force production. July 17-22
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Romeo & Juliet: Shakespeare's Classic Tale of Two 'Star-Cross'd Lovers'

Author Reading | Firebrand Feminism: The Radical Lives of Ti-Grace Atkinson, Kathie Sarachild, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, and Dana Densmore


Breanne Fahs will read from her new book, followed by a discussion of radical feminist tactics and activism and its utility for today’s political climate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Firebrand Feminism: The Radical Lives of Ti-Grace Atkinson, Kathie Sarachild, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, and Dana Densmore

Concert |


Tonight: Min Xiao Fen’s Blue Pipa Trio - from Harlem to Shanghai and back. Sundays, July 1-29, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Vibrantly Danceable Live Music Accompanied by a Spectacular Sunset

Film |


In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need. 126 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Films, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Spike Jonze's Oscar-Winning Her (2013) with Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson

Musical |


Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs will perform together on the Delacorte stage in this enchanting comedy about Viola (Nikki M. James), a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a Duke. Featuring music and lyrics by critically-acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub, this very special Twelfth Night is a unique partnership between two Public Theater programs that exemplify The Public’s commitment to radical inclusion. Oskar Eustis, The Public’s Artistic Director, and Kwame Kwei-Armah, incoming Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic, helm this unforgettable musical about love in all its many disguises.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Musicals, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Twelfth Night: A Musical Re-Imagining of Shakespeare

Play |


Set in the city of Thebes in a dystopian future, the struggle for power, glory and the claim to the city shatters the bonds of brotherhood, leaving two men lifeless. The new king proclaims one brother a hero and the other a usurper, leaving his limp body lying in the street as an example to those who dare act against the state. The citizens of the city avert their eyes due to fear, turning instead to their new leader who vows to restore order to the war torn city. But when the sister of the slain young brothers protests the edict, she breaks faith with everything she has ever known in order to set things right at any cost. Calling on the cultural landscape of African-American traditions, while adhering to the Greek tragic form; this fresh reimagining of the classic story will captivate, stun and inspire audiences from all backgrounds. The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production is inspired by the Paul Roche adaptation which accomplishes a fidelity to the original while giving CTH the flexibility to showcase ancient ideas that have taken center stage in the current climate: order, law, justice and marginalized voices confronting power and patriarchy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Plays, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, Sophocles's Antigone: Modern Re-Imagining of the Classic Greek Drama

Movie in a Park | The Lego Batman Movie (2017): Superhero-Animation Hybrid (outdoors)


A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick. Directed by Chris McKay. Stars: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Movie in a Parks, July 22, 2018, 07/22/2018, The Lego Batman Movie (2017): Superhero-Animation Hybrid (outdoors)
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Play | London's West End and Broadway actors in a true story in American history

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Musical | Sci-fi musical

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