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Club Free Time is your guide to New York City's free culture and free entertainment. Don't loose your chance to enjoy the city that never sleeps: Join the Club today! October (Oct) 18, 2018
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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

About Us

Natella Vaidman

Natella Vaidman, Publisher

Club Free Time provides the following services to the members:
  • information about free cultural events, i.e. free concerts, free theater performances, free tours, free poetry readings, free talks/lectures, gallery openings, free movies, etc. in New York City (Manhattan mostly)
  • an opportunity to reserve complimentary tickets to events which are not free at all: off-Broadway (and sometimes Broadway) shows, classical music concerts, jazz and dance performances, etc

A Bit of History

Club Free Time was born from the enthusiasm of a new New Yorker for her adopted city. Publisher Natella Vaidman was amazed at the incredible variety and quality of the City's free(!) entertainment and education offerings, and wanted to share her findings with others. It was started back in 1987 as a six-page monthly newsletter called 'Free Time.' In that pre-Internet era it grew fast from 6 pages to 48 pages. went online in March of 2001.

Our website attracts people who have a zest for life and for New York culture. We all know that 'best things in life are free,' one can definitely apply it to New York's cultural life.

In the Press

Club Free Time has been the subject of a column in the New York Times Metro Matters, (still under the name of 'Free Time'), was featured on 'Good Morning New York' (FOX 5) and in Wall Street Journal (11/24/2016), and has been reffered to in numerous guidebooks about NYC like 'Let's Go New York', 'The Newcomer's Handbook to NYC', and 'New York's Best Kept Secrets'. In addition, Ms. Vaidman has appeared on numerous radio programs on WABC, WOR, WNEW, WBLI, and others.

Complimentary Tickets

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

Performance | A science show!

Regular Price: $60
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Performance | Burlesque show

Regular Price: $55
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Classical Music | Piano works by Beethoven, J.S.Bach, Rachmaninoff and more

Regular Price: $50
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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