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October 25, 2021. 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).

So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, October 25, 2021!

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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, October 25, 2021!

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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 25, 2021) 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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Don't miss the unique opportunities that only New York provides:
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  • 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).

17 free things to do in New York City (NYC) today:
Monday, October 25, 2021

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Tour | Garment District


Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT industry. You will learn how the apparel industry developed in NYC through the years, and how it came to be located in its current District. Watch the development of the industry from sweatshops in the old tenement buildings on the Lower East Side, to giant factories in China and Bangladesh. See how immigrants were the backbone of the industry and in NYC, still are. Five minute flow chart "From Fibers To Garment". Learn about Calvin, Ralph and Oscar, as well as Labor Unions and Gangsters. A Factory Visit When Available. See "The Garment Worker'' by Judith Weller, The Fashion Walk of Fame. The Giant Button and Needle artwork on Seventh Ave. And much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, Garment District

Author Reading | Italian Neorealism: A Cultural History (online)


Charles Leavitt's book redefines neorealism as a cultural exchange and a field of discourse that shifted the confines of creativity and revised the terms of artistic expression in postwar Italy. The book studies how neorealist texts reflected and performed the contentious conditions of their creation, not just in their narrative but also in their form, language, structure.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, Italian Neorealism: A Cultural History (online)

Dance Performance | Compunding Dance and Text (online)


This artist's process as a choreographer and performer compounds dance and text, and her subjects are both marginal and popular. By juxtaposing humor and gravity, speech and movement, song and silence, she creates performances that enable the audience to learn about themselves as they learn about her. Her work has been commissioned by Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Danspace Project, The Whitney Museum, The Shed, The Public Theater, and Performance Space New York. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Dance Performances, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, Compunding Dance and Text (online)

Book Club | Edward Said's Groundbreaking Orientalism: Nonfiction Book Group (online)


The group discusses Edward Said's 1978 book, one of the most influential and enduring analyses of the relationship between the West and the Middle East. Orientalism become a modern classic and remains one of the most important works written about our divided world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Clubs, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, Edward Said's Groundbreaking Orientalism: Nonfiction Book Group (online)

Workshop | Fitness Workout


Hit the pavement and push your body to new limits in this class. For ages 18+.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, Fitness Workout

Workshop | Intro Class: Awakening Your True Voice: Health and Vitality Through Better Breathing (online)


Strengthen your breathing, body and voice. Experience a physical understanding of breath support to free and strengthen your voice. Learn lasting ways to relieve vocal and physical tension and increase ease and vitality in your body. Develop an awareness of the diaphragm and learn to strengthen it in a non-manipulative but powerful way. Explore the connection between breathing, voice and artistic self-expression. With Jean McClelland.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, Intro Class: Awakening Your True Voice: Health and Vitality Through Better Breathing (online)

Poetry Reading | Poems on the Intimacy of Daily Life


Derrick Austin (Tenderness), Richard Hamilton (Rest of Us), and Carly Inghram (The Animal Indoors) share poems from recent books on the intimacy of everyday life and Black queer consciousness within one's own social and personal development.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, Poems on the Intimacy of Daily Life

Workshop | Zumba in a Park


This socially-distanced class features aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Sneakers are recommended. Every Monday until Oct 25, 2021. Check-in begins at 5:30 pm. Masks are required. Must sign a waiver before participating. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration opens every Tuesday at 10:00 am for the class the following week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, Zumba in a Park

Discussion | Baroque Composer Francesco Provenzale (1632 -1704): Founder of the Neapolitan School (online)


Explore the music of Francesco Provenzale, founder of the Neapolitan school of opera, especially for his use of harmony. Provenzale's expressive dissonances heighten the clarity of his overall harmonic scheme. This is a music listening and discussion group.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Discussions, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, Baroque Composer Francesco Provenzale (1632 -1704): Founder of the Neapolitan School (online)

Performance | Award-Winning Performance Artists


A performance showcases for three of the twelves recipients of the New York City Artist Corps grants. See link for COVID protocols.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Performances, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, Award-Winning Performance Artists

Staged Reading | Performances by City Artists


Performances: - The Soundtrack That Wasn't Was, staged reading by Jennifer Cedena, a performer/writer/community worker whose mentors include legends reg e. gaines, Jessica Hagedorn, Rha Goddess, and Willie Perdomo. - Sound Bath. This sound bath is led by Lavender Suarez, a sound healing practitioner, artist and educator. Suarez has been featured at The Rubin Museum, MoMA, The Brooklyn Public Library, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Wanderlust Yoga Festival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Staged Readings, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, Performances by City Artists

Performance | The Annual One-Act Slam


This is the yearly one act play competition featuring fully staged readings of new works, in which the audiences votes for your favorite.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Performances, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, The Annual One-Act Slam

Discussion | Tony-Winning Director of Broadway's Jitney in Conversation (online)


Ruben Santiago-Hudson is currently starring in Lackawanna Blues, which he wrote and directed on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club. He also directed the Broadway production Jitney which garnered several awards for "Outstanding Revival" including a Tony Award and six Tony nominations. Santiago-Hudson received a Tony Award as featured actor for his performance in August Wilson's Seven Guitars.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, Tony-Winning Director of Broadway's Jitney in Conversation (online)

Author Reading | Between the Lines: Stories from the Underground (online)


For the better part of a decade, Uli Beutter Cohen rode the subway through New York City’s underground to observe society through the lens of our most creative thinkers: the readers of books. Her new book is a timely collection of beloved and never-before-published stories that reflect who we are and where we are going in the form of over 170 interviews.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Author Readings, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, Between the Lines: Stories from the Underground (online)

Staged Reading | Pericles: A Reading of Shakespeare's Epic Play (online)


A poet returns from the dead to tell the tale of Pericles, Prince of Tyre––the touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation about a hero whose adventures take him through the turbulent waters of both the literal seas and the tumultuous challenges of life itself. His odyssey is an epic journey of discovery, loss, and, ultimately, redemption.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, Pericles: A Reading of Shakespeare's Epic Play (online)

Concert | Outdoor Performances Against the Backdrop of the City Skyline


Enjoy open-air performances by a variety of musical and comedy acts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, Outdoor Performances Against the Backdrop of the City Skyline

Discussion | 100 Days and Counting: Can Israel’s New Government Do More Than Merely Survive? (online)


For the first time in three years, Israel has a functioning government that stands on the verge of passing a budget. The eight parties that make up this rainbow coalition are united in their opposition to former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But can they agree on anything else? With: Bret Stephens, columnist for The New York Times; Yohanan Plesner, President of the Israel Democracy Institute; and Yonit Levi, anchor of Channel 12 News Israel for insightful analysis as they assess the new government’s durability and its capacity to change the trajectory of Israel’s domestic policies and relations with the world in general and the US in particular.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, October 25, 2021, 10/25/2021, 100 Days and Counting: Can Israel&rsquo;s New Government Do More Than Merely Survive? (online)
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Performance | Theatrical Tribute to One of the Most Influential Playwrights of the 20th Century

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Play | Courtroom Drama

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