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September 30, 2022. Free shows, concerts, movies, tours are New York (NYC) best kept secret! New York City 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 do not wot till tomorrow, start using these unique New York City opportunities today, September 30, 2022!

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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, September 30, 2022!

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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 the City every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something interesting to do today (September 30, 2022) 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, 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 events to go to,
free things to do in NYC
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Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides:
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  • free tours/hikes in NYC
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  • free Yoga /Tai Chi in NYC
  • fairs and parades in NYC
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  • 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).

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24 free  things to do in New York City (NYC) today:
Friday, September 30, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Street Fair

Talk | Leaving the Hasidic Community: Reality Versus Popular Culture


What does the media get right in its portrayal of this insular community and those who leave it—and what does it exaggerate or miss? With Schneur Zalman Newfield, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, and the author of Degrees of Separation: Identity Formation While Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism. Newfield is also a host on the Jewish Studies channel of the New Books Network podcast.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Talks, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Leaving the Hasidic Community: Reality Versus Popular Culture

Birdwatching | Fall Birdwatching


What birds live in your backyard? This birdwatching outing is fun for beginners, hobbyists, and lifelong birders alike. Explore the parks and see what makes this spot a hang-out for urban birds and marvelous migrators. Binoculars and field guides provided, or bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Birdwatchings, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Fall Birdwatching

Lecture | Postcolonialism, Imperialism and the Global Turn to the Right (online)


The lecture will compare the very different cases of Putin's Russia, Erdogan's Turkey, Orban's Hungary and Modi's India to show how fantasies of imperial glory are used to justify the dismantling of democracy, as well as ethnonationalist projects in each of these cases. Speaker Arjun Appadurai is Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Max-Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Germany).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Postcolonialism, Imperialism and the Global Turn to the Right (online)

Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshops, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Juggling in the Park

Jazz | Piano in the Park


New York City's finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Piano in the Park

Book Discussion | Being There, Being Here: Palestinian Writings in the World


Arabic is unconditionally the national language of Palestinians, but for many it is no longer their mother-tongue. More than a century after the early waves of immigration to the Americas, and more than seven decades after the Nakba of 48, generations of Palestinians have grown up in a variety of different contexts within Israel-Palestine and the world at large. This ongoing scattered state has led to the proliferation of Palestinian culture as it is simultaneously growing in multiple directions, depending on geographical, political, and lingual contextualization. The Palestinian story no longer exists exclusively in Arabic. A new generation of Palestinian and Palestinian-descended writers and artists from both Latin and North America, Scandinavia, and Europe at large, as well as Israel-Palestine are bringing stories of their heritage and the Palestinian nation into a variety of languages such Spanish, Italian, English, Danish, and Hebrew—among so many other languages. Being There, Being Here is the product of an eight-year long journey in which Maurice Ebileeni explores how the Palestinian homeland is being imagined in multiple languages from a variety of positions both locally and globally. The book poses unsettling questions about this current situation and also looks to the future to speculate about how a Palestinian nation might still house the notion of home for an increasingly diverse Palestinian population.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Being There, Being Here: Palestinian Writings in the World

Festival | Curtain Up Broadway Festival


Light the lights--the Curtain Up Broadway Festival has set a 2022 return. Set to be held September 30-October 2, the 3-day event will feature performances, a block party, and more, all culminating in a finale concert broadcast live on WABC featuring a host of Broadway favorites. A collaboration between Playbill, The Broadway League, and the Times Square Alliance, Curtain Up Broadway Festival is sponsored by Prudential Financial. Throughout the weekend, theatre fans will be able to visit a variety of interactive experiences, events, and intimate concerts, including sing-alongs, The Sing For Hope Piano, Playbill: The Game Show Live, an Alvin Ailey dance workshop and more. See link for the full schedule.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Festivals, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Curtain Up Broadway Festival

Film | Michael Bay's Ambulance (2022): Action Thriller with Jake Gyllenhaal


Two robbers steal an ambulance after their heist goes awry. Director: Michael Bay Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza Gonzalez. Rating R. Runtime: 2 hours, 16 minutes.
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2:00 pm
Free
Films, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Michael Bay's Ambulance (2022): Action Thriller with Jake Gyllenhaal

Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Haydn, Villa-Lobos and More


The Broadway Bach Ensemble; Klaudia Morelowska, Soprano; Emily Gehman, Mezzo-soprano; Michael F. Tietz, Conductor; Audrey J. Edelstein, Conductor Program Carl Nielsen Helios Overture Op. 17 Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 97 in C Major Hob. I/97 Gustav Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 Aria (Cantilena)
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Concerts, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Orchestral Works by Haydn, Villa-Lobos and More

Discussion | Performance Artist Discusses her Show Kate


The comedian and actress Kate Berlant will discuss her newest solo performance Kate (currently in the midst of a sold out run at the East Village’s Connelly Theatre). Topics of conversation may include performance art history, comedy, critique, gender, genre, and the politics of confession.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Performance Artist Discusses her Show Kate

Lecture | Musical Rhythm and the Brain (online)


Learn why certain types of music make us move more than others. Musical rhythm has a remarkable capacity to move our minds and bodies. When we listen to “Blame it on the Boogie” by The Jacksons, it is difficult to refrain from tapping a foot or bobbing the head to the beat. This event will illustrate how the theory of predictive processing can help us understand how rhythm is processed and why we move to certain kinds of music more than others. Importantly, music is fundamentally a social phenomenon, in that we listen to, synchronize to, and make music together. This music interaction is typically based on agreeing on predictive structures such as meter or tonality. The speaker will discuss new studies showing how predictive coding can be applied to understand the dynamics involved in interpersonal synchronization using a minimal tapping paradigm, where two individuals are placed in separate rooms with headphones and EEG equipment and asked to tap together in different conditions. Speaker: Peter Vuust, Professor of Neuroscience, Aarhus University; Professor of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus
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Lectures, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Musical Rhythm and the Brain (online)

Birdwatching | Park Birding Tour


Spot a wonderful diversity of birds that visit the park during migratory season with guided tours by NYC Audubon. Located in the heart of Midtown, our park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Birdwatchings, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Park Birding Tour

Workshop | Bingo in the Park


BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.
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Book Discussion | Against the World: A Novel of Urban Living


A conversation with our writer-in-residence Jan Brandt and New York Times journalist, Andrew Conn about Brandt’s novel. Their conversation will also touch upon living and writing in Berlin and New York, urban life and how it translates to the page, and the concepts of belonging, identity and home.
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Book Discussions, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Against the World: A Novel of Urban Living

Book Discussion | Workshop/APD Homes: Architecture, Interiors and the Spaces Between


Since its founding by Andrew Kotchen and Matt Berman, Workshop/APD has perfected a unique amalgam of traditional warmth and contemporary simplicity. All of their projects, whether a modern yet cozy Manhattan pied-à-terre or a surprisingly streamlined Shingle Style compound in Nantucket, strike an exquisite balance between architectural brilliance and decorative expressiveness. The architecture and interior design Workshop/APD represent a cleanly tailored and brightly hued modernity, with all the embellishments of refined and luxurious decoration. In every project, high tech and hand finishing are applied to exquisite details and fine materials and finishes, resulting in one-of-a-kind designs that are meticulously crafted, inviting, and intentional.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Workshop/APD Homes: Architecture, Interiors and the Spaces Between

Book Discussion | Never Panic Early: An Apollo 13 Astronaut's Journey


Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise in conversation with former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino on Haise's new memoir. Following the talk, Haise and co-author Bill Moore, will do a book signing.
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6:30 pm
Free
Book Discussions, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Never Panic Early: An Apollo 13 Astronaut's Journey

Movie in a Park | Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World


A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo 102 min.
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Movie in a Parks, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Encanto (2021): Non-Magical in a Magical World

Screening | Four Short Films by French Director Julie Gautier


Showing: Narcisse (2022 U.S. Premiere), One Breath Around the World (2019), Ama (2018), Narcose (2014) Followed by a discussion and Q&A with director Julie Gautier and Gabri Christa, moderated by Shanny Peer
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7:00 pm
Free
Screenings, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Four Short Films by French Director Julie Gautier
7:00 pm
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Lectures, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Mastering the Art of Command: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and Victory in the Pacific (online)

Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Beethoven, Shostakovich (in-person and online)


The Mannes Orchestra; Kelly Ka Wai Lam and David Hayes, conductors Program Jiaying Li A Truce Within (World Premiere) Beethoven (1770-1827) Symphony No. 5 in c minor, op. 67 Shostakovich (1906-1975) Symphony No. 6, in b minor, op. 54 Known for their bold and adventurous programming, the Mannes Orchestra has been hailed by The New York Times as an orchestra whose quality is "a revelation"," and for their "intensity of focus." Proof of up-to-date vaccination, including a booster when eligible, requied. Masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Orchestral Works by Beethoven, Shostakovich (in-person and online)

Classical Music | Symphony Orchestra: Stravinsky, R. Strauss and More


Symphony Orchestra, conducted by George Manahan, and guitarist Eduardo Gutterres perform works by Igor Stravinsky, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Carlos Simon, and Richard Strauss. Manahan served as Music Director of the New York City Opera for fourteen seasons. He has appeared with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, as well as the symphonies of San Francisco, Hollywood Bowl. Masks must be worn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, September 30, 2022, 09/30/2022, Symphony Orchestra: Stravinsky, R. Strauss and More
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