free things to do in New York City
Free events for Thursday, 05/06/21
<

May 2021

>
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City!  Read More

New York attracts world's best minds to its shores: they come here to interact with each other at conferences and seminars, and while they are here they are often invited to give a talk, a lecture, to be a part of a public discussion. We at Club Free Time give you an opportunity to be a part of it: to watch how those best minds in the world work! Don't miss the opportunities that only New York City (NYC) provides!

Join the Club!

Go!
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 events to go to,
free things to do in NYC
today!

17 free talks, lectures, discussions in New York City (NYC) Thu, 05/06/2021 - and on...

In New York City, you can talk with and listen to the best minds in the world without spending a dime! Just take a look at free talks, lectures, discussion, seminars, conferences listed on this page below!

Lecture | Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America's Revolutionary Era (virtual)


In this lecture, historian Mike Bunn offers the first comprehensive history of the British colony of West Florida. For a host of reasons, including the fact that West Florida did not rebel against the British government, the colony has long been dismissed as a loyal but inconsequential fringe outpost, if considered at all. But the colony's history showcases a tumultuous political scene featuring a halting attempt at instituting representative government; a host of bold and colorful characters; a compelling saga of struggle and perseverance in the pursuit of financial stability; and a dramatic series of battles on land and water which brought about the end of its days under the Union Jack.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
Thu, May 6
6:30 pm

Free
Lectures, May 06, 2021, 05/06/2021, Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten Story of the Gulf South During America's Revolutionary Era (virtual)

Slide Lecture | The Life and Death of the Carolina Parakeet: Learn About this Extinct Parrot Species (virtual)


Dr. Kevin Burgio will discuss how he came to study the Carolina Parakeet, along with the species' basic biology, current thinking about its extinction, and all he learned over the course of the 10 years he has studied and published research on this iconic species.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
Thu, May 6
6:30 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, May 06, 2021, 05/06/2021, The Life and Death of the Carolina Parakeet: Learn About this Extinct Parrot Species (virtual)

Discussion | Executive Director of The Port Authority of NY and NJ on the Future of NY (virtual)


Rick Cotton became Executive Director of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Cotton served as Governor Cuomo's Special Counsellor for Interagency Initiatives, serving as the point person within the Governor's office for most of the Governor's major downstate infrastructure priorities including LaGuardia and JFK Airports, the Moynihan Train Hall and Penn-Farley Complex, the new Tappan Zee Bridge, the expansion of the Javits Center, and the MTA's Second Avenue Subway project. Mr Cotton is joined in conversation by Scott Rechler, chair of the Regional Plan Association and CEO of RXR Realty, to answer the following question, "How do we recalibrate reality to create a better, brighter future for New York?"
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, May 6
7:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 06, 2021, 05/06/2021, Executive Director of The Port Authority of NY and NJ on the Future of NY (virtual)

Slide Lecture | Astronomy: Visiting Volcanoes in Space (virtual)


On Earth, volcanoes are emblems of our dynamic planet. But volcanoes aren’t unique to our world. Scientists have discovered hundreds of volcanoes throughout our solar system, including on Mercury, Mars, Io, Enceladus, and even on Pluto. Uncover the mysteries lying beneath the surface and discover all that volcanoes can reveal about the evolution of worlds beyond earth.    Join planetary scientist Marina Gemma on an interactive, live spaceflight to our solar system’s volcanic “hot-spots” using the OpenSpace visualization platform. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
Fri, May 7
1:00 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, May 07, 2021, 05/07/2021, Astronomy: Visiting Volcanoes in Space (virtual)

Book Club | Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: Discuss the Classics (virtual)


Looking to revisit some literary classics? Get a new take on books that you may have read in years past? Join this monthly Virtual Classics Book Discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
Sat, May 8
11:00 am

Free
Book Clubs, May 08, 2021, 05/08/2021, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: Discuss the Classics (virtual)

Discussion | Glee’s Harry Shum Jr. and Pulitzer Prize–winning Author in Conversation (virtual)


Actor and dancer Harry Shum Jr. is best known for his roles as Mike Chang in Glee and Magnus Bane in Shadowhunters. His credits include Crazy Rich Asians, All My Life, and he has danced on tour and in videos for Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, and Destiny’s Child. Shum will join Pulitzer Prize–winning author and USC (University of Southern California) professor Viet Thanh Nguyen for a wide-ranging conversation about his career in entertainment, advocacy work for children and against racism, Asian Americans in the performing arts, the importance of generational storytelling, and more. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
Sat, May 8
8:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 08, 2021, 05/08/2021, Glee&rsquo;s Harry Shum Jr. and Pulitzer Prize&ndash;winning Author in Conversation (virtual)

Discussion | The Holocaust Survival Story (virtual)


Join Elizabeth Bellak (nee Ariana Spiegel), known as "the Shirley Temple of Poland," for the conversation exploring her remarkable journey before, during, and after the Holocaust. Bellak will be interviewed by Stephanie Lynne Mason, a Broadway actress known for leading roles in Fiddler on the Roof and Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
Sun, May 9
2:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 09, 2021, 05/09/2021, The Holocaust Survival Story (virtual)

Discussion | Tony and Grammy Winner Patti LuPone Talks About her Career (virtual)


Patti LuPone discusses her career as an actor and musical theatre performer with journalist Kathy Henderson. LuPone reminisces about her childhood music lessons and early days performing with her brothers, her intensive studies at The Juilliard School, and subsequent theatre experiences. She speaks about her Broadway roles in Evita, Anything Goes, Gypsy, and Sweeney Todd, and her dismissal from the London production of Sunset Boulevard. She also talks about her longtime friendship with playwright David Mamet, and her work in television. The interview was originally recorded in June 2013.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, May 10
5:30 pm

Free
Discussions, May 10, 2021, 05/10/2021, Tony and Grammy Winner Patti LuPone Talks About her Career (virtual)

Discussion | Highly-Acclaimed Visual Artist Julie Mehretu in Conversation (virtual)


Named among Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2020, Julie Mehretu is one of the most praised abstract artists working today. Her mid-career survey at The Whitney Museum, currently on view, shows more than 20 years of the artist's examination of painting, history, geopolitics, and displacement. Julie Mehretu produces very large prints, drawings, and paintings that are built up through layers of acrylic paint, overlaid with mark-making using pencil, pen, ink, airbrush and screen prints. Critics have linked her work to nonliteral art movements noting her inspiration from the works of Frank Bowling and David Hammons.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
Tue, May 11
6:30 pm

Free
Discussions, May 11, 2021, 05/11/2021, Highly-Acclaimed Visual Artist&nbsp;Julie Mehretu in Conversation (virtual)

Lecture | Becoming Morgan: J. P. Morgan's Early Collecting with Director of the Morgan Library and Museum (virtual)


Join Dr. Colin B. Bailey, Director of the Morgan Library & Museum, as he traces the development of J. Pierpont Morgan as a collector of rare books and manuscripts. The talk will examine the evolution of Morgan's taste and the development of his remarkable collection in conjunction with the construction of the library that he commissioned from the architectural firm, McKim, Mead, and White, while also considering Pierpont Morgan's most important sources of influence: his father, Junius Spencer Morgan, and eponymous nephew.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, May 12
12:00 pm

Free
Lectures, May 12, 2021, 05/12/2021, Becoming Morgan: J. P. Morgan's Early Collecting with Director of the Morgan Library and Museum (virtual)

Discussion | Acclaimed Poet Patricia Kay Spears Jones in Conversation with Emmy-Winning Writer (virtual)


Patricia Kay Spears Jones was awarded the Jackson Poetry Prize in 2017, one of the most prestigious awards provided to American poets; a Pushcart Prize; and a Residency from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. She was named in Essence.com as one of its “40 Poets They Love” in 2010. In 2018, her poem “Seraphim” is listed in The New Yorker‘s Year in Poems. She is author of the poetry collections: Painkiller and Femme du Monde from Tia Chucha Press and The Weather That Kills from Coffee House Press and five chapbooks including Living in the Love Economy. Spears Jones will be interviewed by Randy Cohen. For twelve years Cohen wrote "The Ethicist," a weekly column for the The New York Times Magazine. His first television work was writing for Late Night with David Letterman for which he won three Emmy awards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
Wed, May 12
5:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 12, 2021, 05/12/2021, Acclaimed Poet&nbsp;Patricia Kay Spears Jones in Conversation with&nbsp;Emmy-Winning Writer (virtual)

Discussion | The World of Theater Props With Prop Designers of Hamilton, Warhorse, Fun Home and More (virtual)


Three veteran prop designers and virtuosos from the world of theatre will guide the audience through the process from research and dramaturgy to acquisition and build, and ultimately getting a work on stage. Collectively, the guests -- Faye Armon-Troncoso, Jay Duckworth, and Eric Hart -- bring over 50 years of experience in the world of props as professors, Obie-award-winners, and props designers on iconic shows such as Hamilton, Fun Home, and countless Shakespearean adaptations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
Mon, May 17
5:30 pm

Free
Discussions, May 17, 2021, 05/17/2021, The World of Theater Props With Prop Designers of Hamilton, Warhorse, Fun Home and More (virtual)

Slide Lecture | Protest and Celebration: A History of Lower East Side Murals (virtual)


Co-author of the cultural history On the Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in New York City, Jane Weissman will discuss the vital role these murals played in the community, exploring the social, political, and cultural context in which the murals were created. NYC’s earliest community murals appeared in Harlem in the late 1960s. Yet, it was the murals painted in the early 1970s on the Lower East Side—first below and then above Houston Street—that led to the neighborhood being identified as the cradle of NYC’s mural movement. The murals were powerful collaborations between artists and neighborhood groups, with residents playing a significant role in determining mural themes and content.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
Tue, May 18
6:00 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, May 18, 2021, 05/18/2021, Protest and Celebration: A History of Lower East Side Murals (virtual)

Discussion | Covid Lessons From South Korea with Global Vaccine Expert (virtual)


Do you want to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and the global vaccination effort? Join a conversation on COVID-19 vaccine development and distribution with Dr. Jerome Kim, Director General of International Vaccine Institute (IVI) and Tom Byrne, Korea Society President/CEO. Dr. Kim, who was named one of “The 50 Most Influential People in Vaccines” in 2014 by vaccine industry organization Vaccine Nation, will share the importance of COVID-19 vaccines in combatting this prolonged pandemic. Dr. Kim will highlight the central role of IVI in accelerating safe and effective vaccines worldwide, provide the most up-to-date COVID-19 vaccine news, and remark on the challenges surrounding global vaccination.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
Wed, May 19
7:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 19, 2021, 05/19/2021, Covid Lessons From South Korea with Global Vaccine Expert (virtual)

Discussion | Mystery Drama The Dry (2021) Star Eric Bana in Conversation (virtual)


In The Dry, a federal agent returns to his arid hometown to investigate a killing and opens old wounds. Based on the 2016 global bestseller of the same name by Jane Harper. Join a conversation with star Eric Bana (Lone Survivor, Munic, Troy, Black Hawk Down). Moderated by Ken Nolan, screenwriter and novelist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
Wed, May 19
9:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 19, 2021, 05/19/2021, Mystery Drama The Dry (2021) Star Eric Bana in Conversation (virtual)

Discussion | Dance History with Classical and Contemporary Japanese Choreographer (virtual)


A conversation on classical and contemporary Japanese dance with performer, choreographer, and educator Sachiyo Ito.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
Wed, May 26
1:00 pm

Free
Discussions, May 26, 2021, 05/26/2021, Dance History with Classical and Contemporary Japanese Choreographer (virtual)

Discussion | The Great Justices: Founders, Dissenters, and Prophets (virtual)


Chief Justice John Marshall and Justice John Marshall Harlan are two of the most influential Supreme Court justices in American history. Join Robert Strauss, author of the new book John Marshall: The Final Founder; Peter Canellos, author of the new book The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America's Judicial Hero; and others for a wide-ranging discussion on what made Marshall, Harlan, and other justices influential, and what their legacy is today. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and author of William Howard Taft and Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet, moderates.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
Thu, Jun 10
7:00 pm

Free
Discussions, June 10, 2021, 06/10/2021, The Great Justices: Founders, Dissenters, and Prophets (virtual)
Complimentary Tickets

to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Cabaret | (In Person) French Chanson

Regular Price: $24
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Performance | (IN-PERSON) Interactive Musical Comedy

Regular Price: $59.50
CFT Member Price: $0.00
Join the Club!

Go!