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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 22, 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! 26 free events take place on December 22 in New York City.
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Fri, December 22, 2017
26 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on December 22, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
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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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9:30 am
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Tours, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour 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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9:30 am
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City Walks, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Workshop |
This hourlong class includes a gentle hatha/vinyasa flow with a focus on breathwork and meditation to assist practitioners in going deeper into the body and mind. This inquiry will seek to create more flexibility and allow movement of energy to ultimately find more grounding and presence, in class and throughout the day.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Workshops, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Yoga and Breathwork
Park Walk |
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Park Walks, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Midtown Manhattan Tour
City Walk |
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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9:45 am
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City Walks, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour
Workshop |
Are you a Bridge buff?  Put your game face on and show off your best plays. Join the fun and meet new friends. All players welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Bridge Club
Classical Music |
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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12:20 pm
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Concerts, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Bach at Noon
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Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban explorer, historian, and storyteller Justin Ferate. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Tours, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour
Film |
Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt. An actress and a jazz musician pursue their Hollywood dreams — and find each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. 128 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Films, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Damien Chazelle's La La Land (2016): 6-Time Oscar-Winning Musical
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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, 2017, 12/22/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Film |
Stars: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud. Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. 107 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Steve Gordon's Arthur (1981): Wealthy Drunk Must Decide
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Stars: Ben Affleck, Christina Applegate, James Gandolfini. A lonely, obnoxious young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him. 91 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Mike Mitchell's Surviving Christmas (2004): Holiday Comedy
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
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See the side of New York City that you have come to know and love through your favorite holiday movies. Visit some of the most iconic spots from favorite films such as Elf, Home Alone 2, Serendipity, Scrooged and Miracle on 34th Street. In addition to film sites, you will get to experience some of the beautiful holiday decorations and displays as you walk through the city.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Christmas Movie Tour
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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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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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Rockefeller Center is one of the most popular public spaces and tourist attractions in New York City. This depression-era commercial complex takes up over three full city blocks and is rich with history, public art, and art-deco architecture. Built by business mogul John D. Rockefeller Jr. with his own money, he instructed his team of designers and architects to build the most beautiful commercial complex of it’s kind in the world. That vision resulted in what is still one of NYC’s greatest treasures and gave rise to some of NYC’s favorite traditions including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the famous dance team the Rockettes and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Rockefeller Center Tour
Film |
Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell. When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. 125 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Johnathan Demme's Philadelphia (1993): Oscar-Winning Drama
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Stars: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet. In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life. 116 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Christian Carion's Joyeux Noel (2005): Wartime Christmas Drama
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Stars: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova. Race car driver Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his motor car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin. 85 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Films, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, George Sidney's Viva Las Vegas (1964): Elvis the Race Car Driver
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When people think about holiday decorations in New York City, they usually think of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the lavish store window displays. But some of the best sights to be seen are actually in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Starting in the 1980’s, Christmas started getting bigger and brighter out in Brooklyn with each passing year. Expect to see massive, professionally- done light displays (some costing upwards of $20,000!). There is an unspoken competition among the home owners in the neighborhood, so some have added huge lawn ornaments and motorized displays, making for a lavish holiday spectacle. Dyker Heights has truly become a “must-see” for many people during the holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Tours, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights 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 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Tours, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, Holiday Lights Tour
Comedy Club |
Producer Eric Vetter wraps up another year of comedy, music, storytelling and fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, December 22, 2017, 12/22/2017, No Name Comedy/Variety Show
Complimentary Tickets

to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Play | Broadway star in a comedy

Regular Price: $77
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Play | Revival of Tony winning Broadway play

Regular Price: $45
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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