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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 22, 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! 33 free events take place on December 22 in New York City.
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Thu, December 22, 2016
33 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on December 22, 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
Free
Tours, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.Tuesdays and Thursdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Tours, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Midtown Manhattan 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
Free
Tours, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations. Stencil graffiti, wheat pasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Williamsburg 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 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Workshop |
Learn more advanced methods of modifying shapes, create new kinds of fills with Gradients, Meshes, and Patterns, and explore Illustrator's powerful text tools.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Intermediate Illustrator: Shape and Text Design
Film |
Stars: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor.In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. 113 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Films, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Vincente Minnelli's Meet Me in St. Louis (1944): 4 Oscar Nominations
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. The event is offered daily, except Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Learn Juggling in the Park
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 13, 2016 to May 25, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Bach at Noon
Concert |
Original Dickens Carolers are classic Victorian carolers. They are an a cappella quartet with a timeless feel. They love to spread cheer with their traditional holiday carols in 4-part harmony. If the spirit moves you, please sing along to your favorite yuletide song.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free
Concerts, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Holiday Sounds: Original Dickens Carolers
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
Share your passion for gaming the old-fashioned way. If words excite or inspire you, and crossword puzzles keep you going, then Scrabble is your game! Are you a chess or checkers champion? Whether you're a master or just starting out, show off your best moves. If you like wheeling and dealing, Monopoly's the game for you. Join them for some lively board time. All levels of play welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Retro Board Gaming
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Lunchtime Meditation
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 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, 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 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Harlem Tour
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Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits over a dozen subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public. Join this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly. Tour takes place every Thursday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Subway Art Tour
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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
2:00 pm
Free
Tours, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Holiday Lights 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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2:00 pm
Free
City Walks, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Greenwich Village, High Line and Chelsea Tour
Workshop |
In this class you will use Photoshop to clean up and modify digital images. Learn how to minimize blemishes, use the clone stamp tool, alter backgrounds, recolor images, and more. This class is taught on Mac computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
Workshops, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Intermediate Photoshop: Photo Retouching
Film |
Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton.A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumours surface that they're already married. 109 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Mark Sandrich's Oscar-Nominated Shall We Dance (1937): Frothy Musical Comedy
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Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet.A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. 102 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Peter Godfrey's Christmas in Connecticut (1945): Holiday Comedy
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Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart.After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. 97 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Jon Favreau's Elf (2003): Will Ferrell Holiday Comedy
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Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore.An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.130 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946): Nominated for 5 Oscars
Workshop |
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting  and print previewing worksheets.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, MS Excel 2010 for Beginners Workshop
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Come have some fun and meet your neighbors in the community at our monthly game night. Games provided include chess, checkers, dominoes, Scrabble, Uno, and puzzles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
Free
Workshops, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Adult Game Night
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Learn how to enhance photos using the number 1 photo editing software in the world; Adobe Photoshop. In this class you learn the features of Photoshop and learn about layers and use them to manipulate images to your desire. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Workshops, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Photoshop for Beginners
Book Discussion |
Discuss the play by Tennessee Williams.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:45 pm
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Book Discussions, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Book Discussion Group: The Glass Menagerie
Book Reading |
Emerging in 16th century Prague, the klezmer became a central cultural feature of the largest transnational Jewish community of modern times - the Ashkenazim of Eastern Europe. Appreciating the klezmer music of Eastern Europe requires a knowledge of a variety of sources and an immersion in the Ashkenazic oral tradition of musical articulation.A lecture and musical program with Dr. Walter Zev Feldman (author, cimbal) and Deborah Strauss (violin)
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Book Readings, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Walter Zev Feldman discusses his book Klezmer: Music, History and Memory - Includes a Musical Performance
Workshop |
This class will explore the editing of photos using PIXLR. Please bring a flash drive or SD card with pictures to be edited.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Workshops, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Photo Editing for Beginners Using PIXLR
Cabaret |
The iconic New York cabaret star, performance artist, and jazz vocalist brings his signature style and scandalous wit to the Atrium with an eclectic program sure to chase away the holiday blues. He’ll be joined on stage with Ben Allison (music director and bass), Brandon Seabrook (guitar), Allison Miller (drums), and Erik Deutsch (piano).
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Joey Arias, iconic NYC cabaret star, presents 'Naughty and Nice'
Workshop |
In this class you will use Photoshop to clean up and modify digital images. Learn how to minimize blemishes, use the clone stamp tool, alter backgrounds, recolor images, and more. This class is taught on Mac computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
Free
Workshops, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, Intermediate Photoshop: Photo Retouching
Comedy Club |
Local Favorites Matt Azark, Jeff Cerulli and Erik Bransteen invite some of their favorites comedians to perform on this weekly showcase.  Every Thursday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
No cover
Comedy Clubs, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, The Bombshelter Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
Jazz |
Award-winning NYC flutist/composer Jamie Baum brings an exciting mix of jazz standards and her own critically-acclaimed jazz compositions, going toe-to-toe with NYC-based Spanish pianist Yago Vazquez for an intimate evening of fun music-making.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
No cover...
Concerts, December 22, 2016, 12/22/2016, The Jamie Baum Duo: Flute and Piano
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