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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 18, 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! 25 free events take place on December 18 in New York City.
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Sun, December 18, 2016
25 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on December 18, 2016 are free unless otherwise noted.
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 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, 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 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, 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 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, 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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10:00 am
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Tours, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, 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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10:00 am
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City Walks, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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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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10:00 am
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City Walks, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
Workshop |
Learn to use Photoshop’s powerful brush tools to create painting effects and digital art that range from the subtle to the chaotic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Intermediate Photoshop: Brushes and Digital Painting
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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11:00 am
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Tours, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Flatiron District Walking Tour
Concert |
Chamber Music Recital 1 p.m. Chamber Music Recital 3 p.m. Chamber Music Recital 5 p.m. Chamber Music Recital 7 p.m. Keyboard Improvisations Recital 7:30 p.m.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Student Recitals
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 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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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 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, 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 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, 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 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Brooklyn Heights Tour
City Walk |
With Jim Mackin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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City Walks, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Bloomingdale Neighborhood Walking Tour
Workshop |
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with Layer Styles, Layer Comps, Advanced Text Tools, and Alternate Transform modes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Advanced Photoshop: Compositing Techniques
Film |
Stars: Randolph Scott, James Craig, Angie Dickinson.In Medicine Bend, a crooked businessman has the town mayor and sheriff in his pocket while his henchmen raid the wagon trains passing through the region. 87 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Richard L. Bare's Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957): Lawless Town
Reading |
WABC anchor Sade Baderinwa reads aloud the holiday classic, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at the church where it has been presented for more than 100 years. Written in 1822 by Clement Clarke Moore, the poem, also known as 'A Visit from St. Nicholas,' was a Christmas present to his six children. A lantern-lit procession to nearby Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum follows the reading, to lay an evergreen wreath at Moore’s grave.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Readings, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Annual Reading of '‘Twas the Night Before Christmas' Featuring WABC Anchor Sade Baderinwa
Concert |
4:00 PM Micha Gilad, Pianist6:00 PM Jo-B Sebastian, Vocals
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, 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 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation
Film |
Through extensive interviews with family and friends, archival footage, music and photographs, "Yuri" chronicles the Harlem native's contributions to social change and participation in some of the most significant events of the 20th century. Directed by Pat Saunders and Rea Tajiri. 57 min.Screening followed by a talk-back session with representatives of "From Harlem with Love: A Mural for Yuri and Malcolm" - a group of artists and community activists inspired by the legacies of and deep friendship between Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Films, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice (1994): Documemtary on Harlem Activist
Classical Music |
Amber Liao, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Piano Works by Bach, Schumann, Schubert
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 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Holiday Lights Tour
Jazz |
With: Jay Rattman, sax; Chris Ziemba, keyboard; Ron Wasserman, bass. Special guests: Jim Saporito, drums; Harrison Hollingsworth, bassoon.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, The New York Jazzharmonic Trio
Other |
Which year was Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” released? What movie featured “Don’t You Forget About Me” as it’s main theme? Who put the bomp in the bomp-bah-bomp-bah-bomp? Join hosts Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Hairspray on Broadway) and Gary Burton (BBC Radio) as they test your pop, rock and general music knowledge to win prizes. Admission is free and from 8pm - 11pm.Bring some friends, form a team, play on your own, come as you are…they don’t care! Followed by LIVE piano karaoke with Leslie Goshko.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Others, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Sid Gold's Sunday Night Quiz Show
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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10:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, December 18, 2016, 12/18/2016, Brunch Continued Comedy Show
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Musical | Operetta with a Broadway performer

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Classical Music | Life and music of a Russian Romantic composer

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Classical Music | Art songs by

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Classical Music | Piano works by Schumann, Beethoven and more

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