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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 31, 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! 18 free events take place on December 31 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 31 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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18 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on December 31, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.

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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9:30 am
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Tours, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

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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9:45 am
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Tours, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, Harlem Tour

City Walk | Manhattan Street Art Tour


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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City Walks, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, Manhattan Street Art Tour

Tour | Grand Central Terminal Tour


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 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, Grand Central Terminal Tour

Tour | Flatiron District Walking 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 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, Flatiron District Walking Tour

Gallery Talk | Gallery Tour: Exhibition Highlights


A one-hour gallery tour highlighting a work of art in each of the current exhibitions. Discuss key moments in each exhibition and explore connections between works on view. This gallery tour will have something for everyone: adults, families and kids of all ages are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, Gallery Tour: Exhibition Highlights

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, Central Park Tour - Lower Section

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour

Tour | Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour


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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Tours, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour

Tour | Brooklyn Heights Tour


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 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, Brooklyn Heights 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, Midtown Manhattan Tour

Concert | Organ Recital: Nathan Lively


Nathan Kyle Lively is a young, active, and nationally acclaimed organist, educator, and church musician. As a performer, Nathan has played on various venues, including New York City, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Chicago. Nathan resides in Kingsport, Tennessee, where he serves as Director of Music Ministries at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and maintains a vibrant private studio.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:15 pm
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Concerts, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, Organ Recital: Nathan Lively

Classical Music | Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation


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. 10, 2017 to May 27, 2018..
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, Sunday Afternoon Organ Meditation

Tour | Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour


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
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Tours, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

Classical Music | New Year's Eve Concert For Peace


Program: Joseph Haydn Te Deum Lucas Wiegerink See the Wretched Strangers (U.S. premiere) Rupert Lang Earth Teach Me Frank Ticheli Earth Song Leonard Bernstein Chorales from Mass Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace is a signature event, gathering old friends and new for more than a quarter of a century. Soloists Jamet Pittman, Soprano Arthur Fiacco, Cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, New Year's Eve Concert For Peace

Classical Music | A Concert to Usher in the New Year: Bach, Mendelssohn, Copland


Hear the grand Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ with its newly restored Celestial division in the dome, one of New York’s greatest musical treasures. William K. Trafka, St. Bartholomew’s Director of Music and Organist, will play festive works for this New Year’s celebration. The program will include organ works of Bach, Guilmant, and Mendelssohn. Trafka’s own transcription of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man will be played at the stroke of midnight. A free champagne reception will follow the concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 pm
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Concerts, December 31, 2017, 12/31/2017, A Concert to Usher in the New Year: Bach, Mendelssohn, Copland
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Play | Parody of Golden Globe winning TV show

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Classical Music | Piano works by Beethoven, J.S.Bach, Rachmaninoff and more

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