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September 23, 2017. 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!

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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 (September 23, 2017) 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;
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today!

Talk | Meandering to the Point: The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

Talks, March 20, 2017, 03/20/2017, Meandering to the Point: The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

Monday, March 20, 2017, 6:30 pm

Free

The classic essay "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge," written by the Founding Director of the Institute for Advanced Study Abraham Flexner, is reprinted this year, with a new companion essay by current IAS director, Robbert Dijkgraaf.

In 1939 Abraham Flexner wrote that humanity’s great scientific and creative advances have been spurred by people who were “driven not by the desire to be useful but merely the desire to satisfy their curiosity...curiosity, which may or may not eventuate 
in something useful, is probably the outstanding characteristic of modern thinking. It is not new. It goes back to Galileo, Bacon, and to Sir Isaac Newton, and it must be absolutely unhampered.”It was this idea that spurred Flexner to found the Institute for Advanced Study. Intending it as a “paradise for scholars,” IAS attracted the likes of Albert Einstein, John Von Neumann, Kurt Gödel, Hetty Goldman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, George Kennan, and Freeman Dyson. Among the faculty in its 85-plus-year history have been 33 Nobel Laureates and 41 of the 56 Fields Medal recipients. They have generated major advances in nuclear energy, computing, physics, and countless other fields.

But, in 2017, Robbert Dijkgraaf writes, “Driven by an ever-deepening lack of funding, against a background of economic uncertainty, global political turmoil, and ever-shortening time cycles, research criteria are becoming dangerously skewed toward conservative short-term goals that may address more immediate problems but miss out on the huge advances that human imagination can bring in the long term.”

Can the demands of now be reconciled with the vision that Flexner laid out almost 90 years ago? Dijkgraaf will speak about this question and the vitality of Flexner's ideas as we head toward the future.

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