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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 13, 2017?

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! 44 free events take place on December 13 in New York City.

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out December 13 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of December . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

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Here is what we find especially interesting on the free events scene in the month of June: New York Philharmonics Concerts in the Parks, Metropolitran Opera Recitals, Make Music New York Day which always takes place on June 21st, Washington Square Music festival on Tuesday nights.

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another one is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm.
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Workshop | Winter Wellness Wednesday: Fluidity Barre


Fluidity Barre is a combination of ballet barre, yoga, Pilates, and strength training to create a longer and leaner body. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour

City Walk | Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour


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.
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Park Walk | Central Park Tour - Lower Section


Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
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Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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.
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Tour | Harlem 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour


Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walk | Public Park Tour


Join an enjoyable walking tour of the park, and discover how they successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.
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Tour | Southern Park Welcome 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.
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Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Bach at Noon

Workshop | How to Haiku


Writing haiku poems is fun. Get started or sharpen your haiku skills. Indoor discussion followed by outdoor poetry composition. Instructor: Jeffrey Rabkin.
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Workshops, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, How to Haiku

Other | Get a $20 Starbucks Gift Card


1 in 6 Americans will be getting a Starbucks gift card this holiday season, but you don’t have to wait until Christmas Day to find one under the tree. Starbucks “Give Good” squads in red and green aprons will be out and about giving away $20 Starbucks Cards. Look for the Starbucks “Give Good” squad in red and green aprons. Starbucks will pass out 1,000 $20 gift cards. First come, first serve, while supplies last.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
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Others, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Get a $20 Starbucks Gift Card

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank 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.
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Concert | Joseph Parisi, Acoustic Guitarist and Songwriter


Joseph Parisi will perform his own compositions for solo guitar from “Guitar Blossoms,” “Guitar Gumbo” and others. A native of New York City, he composes, arranges and performs in the guitar duo Nylon Wound and the NYC Guitar Orchestra. His compositions have been commissioned and performed by various guitar ensembles, dance companies and documentary filmmakers throughout the NY metro area.
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Concerts, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Joseph Parisi, Acoustic Guitarist and Songwriter

Concert | Juilliard Vocal Arts Recital


Juilliard students share their talent with the community in this hour-long lunchtime concert. 
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Workshop | Interpreting Financial Statements


Learn how to find financial statements for any public company and about the ratios most frequently used to interpret them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Interpreting Financial Statements

Tour | SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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.
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Tours, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Tour | Midtown Manhattan Tour


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.
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Workshop | Getting Started in Genealogy


This class will demonstrate the first steps and highlight the basic resources in genealogical research, and serve as an introduction to using genealogy and local history collections at NYPL.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Getting Started in Genealogy

Workshop | Beginners French Class


Whether you want to learn key words and phrases for travel or build up fluency for school and work, these beginner-classes resources will make learning French practical, easy, and fun.
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Workshop | Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books


Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. In this class, you will examine an old book, look to see who else owns a copy, and review the sale records and current booksellers’ catalogs to learn about its value. Along the way attendees will learn about the tools and resources that the antiquarian community uses to value a book.
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Workshops, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books

Workshop | Poetry Workshop


With Bill Zavatsky. No experience necessary. Just bring your pen or pencil, and your love for poetry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Origami Club


Paper folding fun for ages 7 and older.
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Book Discussion | Silence: Jesuits in Japan


Discuss the book by Shusaku Endo.
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Opening Reception | Polaroids: The Disappearing: A Group Show


Capturing the disappearing moment has always been a human obsession. Before the iPhone, there were Polaroids, a revolutionary technology that was the norm prior to the Instagram generation. This is an unusual and historically important visual promenade into the psyche of  the following artists:  Matthew Antezzo, Michel Auder, Rita Barros, Robert Beck, Brigid Berlin, Emma Bee Bernstein, Brian Buckley, Tom Burr, Ellen Carey, John Coplans, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jarrett Earnest, Barbara Ess, Saul Fletcher, Jim French, Joe Fyfe, David Goerk, Mark Grotjahn, Robert Heinecken, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Kasten, André Kertész, Jeremy Kost, Kevin Landers, Miranda Lichtenstein, Christopher Makos, Robert Mapplethorpe, Maripol, Wayne Maser, Amanda Means, Lucas Michael, Carlo Mollino, Mark Morrisroe, Sante d'Orazio, Poby, Breyer P-Orridge, Genesis P-Orridge, Matthew Porter, Lucas Samaras, Marco Schifano, Mario Schifano, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Mickalene Thomas, Conrad Ventur, Nat Ward, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, James Welling, David Yarritu.    
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Lecture | How Far Can Facts Take Us?: Einstein and Bergson, Ghosts and Demons


What is the role of facts in scientific revolutions? Some of the most important controversies and discoveries in modern science involved agreement about basic facts but disagreement about something else. A long tradition in the history and philosophy of science, from Thomas S. Kuhn to Bruno Latour, has focused on the emergence of scientific facts. This talk will continue that work by discussing advances in science that were not settled by known facts, focusing in particular on the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Speaker: Jimena Canales, Research Affiliate in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Concert | Avon Faire: 3-Part Harmony


Avon Faire is a female singing group from New York City, featuring 3-part harmony vocal arrangements of Traditional Celtic & UK Folk songs. Their debut record, “Riddles and Love Songs”, was released in 2017 and the group completed their 2nd tour of England this summer. A European tour is in the works for summer 2018. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Avon Faire: 3-Part Harmony

Book Discussion | Book Club: The Magnificent Ambersons


Discuss Booth Tarkington's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
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Author Reading | Cullen Murphy discusses his book Cartoon County


Cullen Murphy, Vanity Fair editor-at-large, reconstructs the poignant history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut School. For a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the the nation’s top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stone’s throw of one another in the southwestern corner of Connecticut—a bit of bohemia in the middle of those men in their gray flannel suits.
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Author Reading | David Yaffe discusses his book Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell


Arguably the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century, Mitchell became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s, a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s, and the songwriter who spoke resonantly to, and for, audiences across the country.
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Author Readings, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, David Yaffe discusses his book Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

Discussion | Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration


2017 marks the centennial year of genius poet Gwendolyn Brooks, born on June 7, 1917. Brooks was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for any literary genre. She had published 75 poems by the age of 16 and recalled “very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words.” This evening, celebrate the wonder of language as influenced by Brooks’s life and compositions.
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Discussions, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration

Discussion | Meet the Literary Agents


Ever wonder what literary agents do? Or why they have become so necessary to both budding and established writers?  Want to meet agents? A panel of leading literary agents will discuss the do's and don'ts of publishing and answer the questions most frequently asked by writers about how to get published. Come hear them speak and tell you about their work, their lives, their careers, and their authors.
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Talk | Toscanini’s American Anthems: Archival Recordings


On December 13, 1941, in their first broadcast after the tragic bombing of Pearl Harbor, Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra presented a commemorative program of American music, including Barber’s mournful Adagio for Strings, Dvorak’s New World Symphony, and Toscanini’s own rousing arrangement of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Listen to America in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack, with a radio collage featuring the December 13th NBC Symphony Orchestra broadcast, plus excerpts from The Bell Telephone Hour of December 8, 1941, remarks by President Roosevelt, and other archival recordings.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Toscanini’s American Anthems: Archival Recordings

Reading | Wax: Stories on Vinyl


Curated storytime for grown-ups. Vinyl lovers rejoice! This storytelling event is themed around songs, with each performer dropping the needle on a record after their piece.
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Tour | Holiday Lights 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 our on our 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.
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Concert | 7th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing Along


This annual festive event welcomea all - no experience required. Soloists: Renee Heitmann, soprano Julie Rulyak Steinberg, mezzo soprano
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Concert | Broadway Show Tunes and Standards


An evening of music with Broadway show tunes, favorites from the Great American songbook, and familiar Disney hits that we all love. Jackie Schiffer Bio: Originally from Chicago, Jackie Schiffer's performance career includes work as an actor, and vocalist. As a cabaret artist she has performed at The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama and the Metropolitan Room where she was a Top 8 semifinalist in the club's 2017 Metrostar competition. Danielle Errico Bio: A classically trained pianist from Long Island, New York, Danielle's career includes teaching, accompanying, and performing.  She currently teaches at Arête Music Academy, Avenues The World School, and has a private piano studio in Manhattan.
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Concerts, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Broadway Show Tunes and Standards

Screening | Short Films from the Naples Film Festival


Including: Non temere (Have No Fear) by Marco Calvise (20 min.) Salifornia by Andrea Beluto (17 min.) Da morire (To Die For) by Alfredo Mazzara (11 min.) Come Back To Beauty Ou Comment Apprendre L'époque Post Moderne by Gianmaria Fiorillo (24 min.) Lagrimas Secas (Dry Tears) by Galar Egüén (11 min.) All shorts have English subtitles.
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Play | The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare Comedy Presented by the Public Theater's Mobile Unit


The Mobile Unit celebrates the 60th anniversary of its inaugural tour in 1957 which began with a production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Joseph Papp.
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Play | Stupid F*cking Bird: Contemporary Twist on Chekhov


An aspiring director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. Aaron Posner's Stupid F*cking Bird is an irreverent, funny, contemporary remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull.
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Plays, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Stupid F*cking Bird: Contemporary Twist on Chekhov

Concert | Student Recital


7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Shiyu Tan, accompanying
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Foss, Glass, Haydn


Program: Lukas Foss Four Two-Part Inventions Philip Glass: Etude No. 4 Etude No. 2 Etude No. 3 Bruce Wolosoff The Celestial Ruby (2001) Haydn Piano Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI: 49 Arturo Cardelus Demian Sonata (2011) Student recital: Tanya Gabrielian, piano
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Concert | A Holiday Concert and Sing-In


An evening of song and winter cheer. Hear performances by The New School Chorus and Mannes Community Orchestra, and celebrate the season with a "Sing-In" of holiday songs and other seasonal favorites.
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Concert | Soulful Sounds, Smooth 5-Piece Ensemble


New Jersey natives Soulful Sounds consist of college-educated young males having a passion for playing music. The group started out as a duo of the saxophonist and the keyboardist. However, over the years the band has expanded into a five-piece smooth ensemble. Soulful Sounds focuses on providing smooth live entertainment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 13, 2017, 12/13/2017, Soulful Sounds, Smooth 5-Piece Ensemble
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