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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 4, 2016?

Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away! 36 free events take place on December 4 in New York City.
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36 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on December 4, 2016 are free unless otherwise noted.
Concert |
A marathon, all-day concert. Mannes students perform.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Mannes Chamber Music Bash
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.Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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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. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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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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Tours, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Grand Central Terminal Tour
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Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Manhattan Street Art Tour
City Walk |
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, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
City Walk |
Join a three-hour journey through some of New York City's most historic areas. They'll begin in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of America. Once a pastoral green oasis, and later a home for Irish and Italian immigrants, Greenwich Village has been at the forefront of some of the most important political, social, and artistic movements of the 20th Century. Filled with 19th century townhouses, and now one of the most desirable and high priced neighborhoods in America, the Village tells a multi-generational New York story. From secluded wealthy enclave to emerging Bohemian and Beat communities, from Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan to the Stonewall Inn.Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm and Sundays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
City Walk |
Walk along First Avenue and East River Walkway to Chinatown. Bathrooms available at Home Depot nearby. Optional (possibly late) lunch at Chinese Restaurant of leader’s choice. Distance: 3-5 miles. Time 3-4 hours. Bring water. Rain or snow on day of walk cancels. Please call to confirm that walk is on.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
$3
City Walks, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, East Side-to-Chinatown Walk
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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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11:00 am
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Tours, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Flatiron District Walking Tour
Book Reading |
What is the origin of this strange alliance between two countries that seemingly have very little in common? Why does it persist, and what are its consequences? Why, over a period of decades and across various presidential administrations, has the United States consistently supported a regime shown time and again to be one of the most powerful forces working against American interests? Saudi Arabia is perhaps the single most important source of funds for terrorists worldwide, promoting an extreme interpretation of Islam along with anti-Western sentiment, while brutally repressing non-violent dissidents at home. With extremism spreading across the globe, a reduced U.S. need for Saudi oil, and a thawing of U.S. relations with Iran, the time is right for a re-evaluation of our close ties with the Saudi regime. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Book Readings, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Medea Benjamin discusses her book Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connection
Gallery Talk |
To commemorate Washington’s emotional farewell to his officers that took place in the Long Room on this date in 1783, a special reenactment of General Washington’s farewell, by John Lopes, will occur throughout the day. Visitors can also take docent-led tours of the Museum, snap a photo in the colonial costume photo booth, and decorate colonial desserts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
$1
Gallery Talks, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Washington’s Farewell
Concert |
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Baldvin Oddsson, trumpet 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Shannon Elliott, viola 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Chamber Music Festival Concert IV: Vocal Chamber Music4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Fuchs Competition Winners' Concert4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Chamber Music Festival Concert V5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Jason Thomas, piano7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Chamber Music Festival Concert VI: Brass Chamber Music7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Sophomore Vocal Recital
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Student Recitals
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Start times: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Chamber Music Recital
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. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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 Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2pm, and Saturdays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Harlem Tour
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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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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
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Known as America's first suburb, Brooklyn Heights is truly a gem. Travel and Leisure named it one of America's top 10 most beautiful neighborhoods, and its beauty is rivaled only by its place in American history. These quaint, tree-lined streets have been the sites of Revolutionary War battles, abolitionist activism and have inspired numerous novelists. Visit a stop on the Underground Railroad, or the home of Truman Capote, where he penned Breakfast at Tiffany's and where Jackie Robinson signed with the Dodgers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Brooklyn Heights Tour
Tour |
Highlights: Andrew Carnegie Mansion, The Jewish Museum, Guggenheim Museum, The National Academy of Design, The Otto Kahn Mansion, The Liederkranz Society.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Carnegie Hill-NYC's Gold Coast Tour
Tour |
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights. Route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. 45 minutes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Southern Park Welcome Tour
Concert |
Bring your voices, instruments, and friends for a session to raise the rafters in this historic downtown venue! Anyone can sing!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Donations requested
Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Chanteys and Folk Songs
Film |
Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins.Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison. 121 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Alan Parker's Midnight Express (1978): 2 Oscar Won
Film |
Starring William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, and James Garner.At the dawn of supersonic flight in the 1950s, a group of Edwards Air Force Base experimental aircraft test pilots push themselves to the limit. 115 mins.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Mervyn LeRoy's Toward the Unknown (1956): High Flyers
Jazz |
Columbia University's Music Performance Program presents recitals featuring the Louis Armstrong Jazz Ensembles directed by BRUCE BARTH, VINCE CHERICO, OLE MATHISEN, and DON SICKLER.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Jazz Ensembles of Columbia University
Classical Music |
Program:William Harris (1883-1973) Flourish for an OccasionFelix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847) Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 65Rachel Laurin (b. 1961) Étude Héroïque, Op. 38Organist Colin MacKnight began the Doctorate of Musical Arts as a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School in the fall of 2016. He also received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Juilliard. He studies with Paul Jacobs, Grammy award winner and chair of the organ department.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:15 pm
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Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Organ Works by Mendelssohn and Others
Concert |
4:00 PM Jooyoung Hwang, Pianist 6:00 PM Jake Botts, Saxophone
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Student Recitals
Classical Music |
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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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Concert |
In celebration of the restored Great Organ, the Cathedral presents a concert series following Sunday Evensong, featuring guest recitalists from around the country. Great Organ: It’s Sunday concerts are held on Sundays at 5 pm in the fall and spring seasons. These recitals are free to the public.Today: Janet Yieh, New Haven, CT
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, It's Sunday: Organ Recital
Classical Music |
Program:Johann Sebastian Bach – Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn BWV 132
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Bach Vespers
Classical Music |
Program:Jose Pietri-Coimbre, violinJames Mark Pedersen, celloDorothy Chan, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Works by Haydn, Turina, Mendelssohn
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Program:Dietrich Buxtehude (c. 1637-1707) Praeludium in d, BuxWV 140Francisco Correa de Arauxo (1584-1654) From ‘Facultad organica’John Dowland (1563-1626) Paduana Lachrymae, P. 15Georg Muffat (1653-1704) Toccata septimaOrganist: Kirk Rich of Houston, TX
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:15 pm
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Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Sunday Organ Recital: Buxtehude, Dowland
Staged Reading |
Written by Jack Feldstein.Robert Moses, New York's master builder of the 20th century, was both adored and despised during his lifetime. More than any other individual, Moses left an enormous legacy shaping our city. This play takes us into Robert Moses' life, a man whose obsession and thirst for power matched the destiny of New York City itself.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Staged Readings, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Play Reading: The Man Who Made New York
Tour |
It’s time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers surely await you in this winter wonderland. Check them all out on the New York Holiday Lights Tour. Experience the holidays in the city as only New York can offer. Take advantage of the subway to beat the street traffic, keep warm and catch some underground holiday music. Learn about the artists and backgrounds to these wonderful displays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Tours, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Holiday Lights Tour
Jazz |
New York-based vocalist and songwriter Marcus Goldhaber “rivals the jazz instincts of Chet Baker and John Pizzarelli,” according to JazzTimes, garnering more critical raves for his “wonderfully imaginative” interpretations of straight-ahead jazz standards while earning a reputation among critics and fans for his accessible songwriting. You’ll see Goldhaber performing in New York’s famed clubs like 54 Below, The Blue Note, Iridium, Birdland, Kitano, The Metropolitan Room, Cutting Room, and at prestigious clubs and concert halls from Las Vegas to Miami, having shared stages along the way with the likes of the legendary Les Paul, Billy Stritch, Vince Giordano, and Bono.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Mostly Marcus, Jazz Vocalist and Songwriter
Classical Music |
Program:Jean Sibelius Finlandia, op.26Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony #8 in F MajorClaude Debussy La Mer With: The CUO; Jeffrey Milarsky, Conductor and Music Director
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Orchestral Works by Sibelius, Beethoven, Debussy
Jazz |
New York-based vocalist and songwriter Marcus Goldhaber “rivals the jazz instincts of Chet Baker and John Pizzarelli,” according to JazzTimes, garnering more critical raves for his “wonderfully imaginative” interpretations of straight-ahead jazz standards while earning a reputation among critics and fans for his accessible songwriting. You’ll see Goldhaber performing in New York’s famed clubs like 54 Below, The Blue Note, Iridium, Birdland, Kitano, The Metropolitan Room, Cutting Room, and at prestigious clubs and concert halls from Las Vegas to Miami, having shared stages along the way with the likes of the legendary Les Paul, Billy Stritch, Vince Giordano, and Bono.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Mostly Marcus, Jazz Vocalist and Songwriter
Comedy Club |
This is the city that never sleeps and brunch never ends. Every Sunday they have a token male show, where they showcase the best women in comedy and one funny man, if they can find one...
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Brunch Continued Comedy Show
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