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April 30, 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!

So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, April 30, 2017!

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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, April 30, 2017!

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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 (April 30, 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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free things to do,
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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).

32 Free Events, free things to do in New York City (NYC) today:
Sunday, April 30, 2017,

All events, things to do today, Sunday, April 30, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.

Tour | Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
City Walk | Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Tour | Harlem Tour
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments. This tour takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Harlem Tour
Tour | Grand Central Terminal Tour
For over 100 years, the Beaux-Arts beauty known as Grand Central Terminal (a.k.a Station) has been a testament to the ingenuity and ambition of a great city, impressing both travelers and visitors with its wonderful architecture and pulsating vibe. Its history is a story of immense wealth, great engineering, a few accidents, a planned sabotage and one terrific ceiling, but most importantly a story of survival and rebirth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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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, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, 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, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Street Fair
Tour |
About 7 miles and 5 hours, moderate pace with stops to view sculpture, paintings, and murals. Take the Tram to Roosevelt Island, walk the island’s perimeter enjoying visits to Four Freedoms FDR Memorial on the southern tip, the Octagon Gallery on the northern end and Tom Otterness statues along the way. (4 mile drop out point).Then cross the Roosevelt Island Bridge to Astoria and have lunch in Socrates Sculpture Park. Pack a lunch or walk next door to the Costco snack bar. After lunch continue along Vernon Blvd. to the Welling Court Mural project and take-in some of the +130 works of street art. Walk ends 1 mile later at Astoria's 30 Avenue station.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:30 am
$3
Tours, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Roosevelt Island to Astoria Queens Walk: Monuments to Murals
City Walk | Tour34: Empire to Penn
A guided walking tour of the historic and revitalized 34th Street District. Tour-goers will explore the neighborhood's rich history of commerce, transit, and architecture. This 90-minute tour is held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through May 28, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Tour34: Empire to Penn
Tour | Flatiron District Walking Tour
Join professional guides on a 90-minute journey through this 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. This tour repeats every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Flatiron District Walking Tour
Concert | Student Recitals
Jenifer Minor, Flute 12:30 pm Stacy Cho, cello 12:30 pm Li-Jung Vera Chien, Viola 3:00 pm Wai Lok Jimmy Tung, trumpet 3:00 pm Tal Mashiach, Bassist  4:00 pm Adam Hug, Guitar 5:30 pm Nathaniel Hoshal, bassoon 5:30 pm Skyla Budd, Harp 5:30 pm BFA Senior Project Presentations 8:00 pm Mayumi Tsuchida, piano 8:00 pm Nicole Fragala, mezzo-soprano 8:00 pm Trevor Hofelich, Composer 8:00 pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Student Recitals
Concert | Student Recitals
Chamber Music Recital 1 p.m. Chamber Music Recital 3 p.m. Chamber Music Recital 5 p.m. Chamber Music Recital 7 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk |
What do today’s settlements have in common with those established earlier in Israeli history? In celebration of Israel Independence Day, discuss Israel’s earliest settlers with scholar Karen Spira.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:30 pm
$5
Talks, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Israel 101: Settlements
Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour | Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick. Tour takes place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
City Walk |
Highlights: Pete's Tavern, The Statue of Edwin Booth and Peter Stuyvesant, The Players and National Arts Clubs, The Quaker Meeting Church and the Home where Actor John Garfield Died.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
$20...
City Walks, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Stuyvesant Square/Gramercy Park-'Islands of Gentility' Tour
Lecture | The History, Adoption, and Regulation of Jewish Surnames in the Russian Empire
Learn about the various laws and mandates pertaining to Jewish surnames in the Russian Empire, the complexities of Jewish surname adoption and use, and how this information is useful in Jewish genealogical research.With: Dr. Jeffrey Mark Paull
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, The History, Adoption, and Regulation of Jewish Surnames in the Russian Empire
Concert | The Columbia Wind Ensemble
A big band of almost 50 brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments plays rousing music from the Renaissance to the present.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, The Columbia Wind Ensemble
Concert | Student Piano Recitals
MICHAEL SKELLY | 2 PMDMITRY ALEXEEV | 4 PMREIKO UCHIDA | 6 PM
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Film | Richard Wilson's Man with the Gun (1955): Taming the Wild West
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling, Karen Sharpe.When a notorious tough 'town tamer' is hired by the citizenry to rid of the gunmen driving them off their land, he finds the local saloon madam to be an old friend. 83 Mins.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Richard Wilson's Man with the Gun (1955): Taming the Wild West
Concert |
The annual Wall to Wall extravaganza celebrates Steve Reich, who The New York Times called "our greatest living composer." Part of his 80th birthday celebrations, Wall to Wall Steve Reich will feature his music from his influential early Minimalist masterpieces of the 1960s to recent work. Leading music ensembles and performers will appear paying tribute to "the most original musical thinker of our time" (The New Yorker).Segment 1: 3pm-5pmPiano Counterpoint (1973, arr. 2011 by Vincent Corver) performed by Vicky ChowWTC 9/11 (2010) performed by Mivos QuartetElectric Counterpoint (1987) performed by Mark Stewart, Dither, and friendsSidewalk, set to Double Sextet (2007) performed by Keigwin + CompanySegment 2: 5:30pm-7:30pmClapping Music (1972); City Life (1995) performed by Alarm Will SoundSteve Reich and Alan Pierson in ConversationFour Genesis Settings from The Cave (1990-1993, arr. 2013 by Alan Pierson)New York Counterpoint (1985); Radio Rewrite (2013) performed by Alarm Will SoundSegment 3: 8pm-10pmDifferent Trains (1988) performed by Mivos QuartetSteve Reich and Alan Pierson in ConversationDesert Music (1983, brass arr. 2001 by Alan Pierson) performed by American Composers Orchestra
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
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Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Wall to Wall Concert Featuring Steve Reich, 'Our Greatest Living Composer'
Performance |
Storyteller: Joseph SobolAppropriate for adults and youth 12 and older  
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Performances, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Jack and The Least Gal: A Fantasia of Appalachian Wonder Tales
Concert | Organ Recital: Domenico Severin
Domenico Severin is an Italian organist. His concert activity led him to perform in numerous organ festivals in Europe , both in the United States, as well as, for example, to China, to Hong Kong and South Africa. His repertoire includes some of the most significant contemporary authors and extends into the early works written for the instrument, drawing often at Italian school organ from the early twentieth century, as Oreste Ravanello, Marco Enrico Bossi, Manari, Filippo Capocci and Lorenzo Perosi.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:15 pm
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Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Organ Recital: Domenico Severin
Concert | Chelsea Musica performs Haydn, Mozart, Handel, Bach
Program: Haydn’s London Trio No. 1An aria by J.S. Bach from the Easter OratorioA woodwind quartet by MozartA trio sonata by Handel.April is National Poetry Month and Gordon Cooper will read poems written about and written by famous poets. Chelsea Musica is a NYC-based woodwind chamber ensemble: Carolyn Pollak, oboe, oboe d’amoreDenise Koncelik, keyboard, flute Karen Robbins, fluteJeanne VelonisCara Tucker, bassoonGuest Artists: Tyler Wayne Smith, countertenor Gordon Cooper, orator
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Chelsea Musica performs Haydn, Mozart, Handel, Bach
Concert | Student Recitals
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  Jamie Charisse Diaz Sampana, soprano
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Classical Music | Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation
The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. The Organ Meditation takes place every Sunday from Sept. 11, 2016 to May 28, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Classical Music | Classical Chamber Ensembles
The ensembles present thier 2017 spring concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Classical Chamber Ensembles
Concert |
Called “fresh and vibrant” (The Classical Review) and praised for its “rhythmic vitality” (Time Out New York), this dynamic ensemble has worked with many leading contemporary composers, including Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli, and Timo Andres. Its unique instrumental lineup of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, bass, and piano allows NOW Ensemble to be flexible and innovative, helping it to introduce 21st-century music to new audiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, The NOW Ensemble brings an indie-rock attitude to contemporary classical music
Concert | It's Sunday: Organ Recital
In celebration of the restored Great Organ, the Cathedral presents a concert series featuring guest recitalists from around the country. Today: Richard Web
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, It's Sunday: Organ Recital
Concert |
With:Anna Khanina, piano
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5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Piano Works by Haydn, Schumann, Debussy, Prokofiev
Classical Music |
Elmira Darvarova - violinSamuel Magill - celloBlair McMillen - piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, Transcending Turandot, with Grammy-Nominated Violinist Elmira Darvarova
Tour | 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge Night Tour
A renaissance is taking place on the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, a concerted effort has been undertaken to redevelop this part of the city, with the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and the construction of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. And from twilight into the night is the right time to pay a visit to this part of New York City. From the Memorial to the Woolworth Building, City Hall to the Brooklyn Bridge, some of the your most memorable experiences in the city await you.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | NYU New Music Ensemble
Acoustic instruments and electronic music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 30, 2017, 04/30/2017, NYU New Music Ensemble
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Concert | A tribute to French singers

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Classical Music | Choral works by Fauré, J.S. Bach and more

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