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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 1, 2018?

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! 20 free events take place on December 1 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 1 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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20 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on December 1, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc The Lost Virginity Tour
free events nyc Over There 1914-1918 (1965): documentay about WWI
free events nyc Songs at a Gathering: A Sing-Along Show-and-Tell of Jerome Robbins’s Broadway Hits
free events nyc The Nutcracker: A One-Hour Version of the Holiday Ballet

Conference | Truth and Truthiness: Belief, Authenticity, Rhetoric, and Spin in the Middle Ages and Renaissance


The capacity of language both to communicate truth and to manipulate perceptions of it was as vexed a problem during the Middle Ages and Renaissance as it is today. From Augustine to Erasmus, enthusiasm for the study of rhetoric was accompanied by profound concern with its capacity to mask the difference between authenticity and deceit, revelation and heresy, truth and truthiness. Responding to our current era when public figures aim to create effects of immediacy and authenticity, the conference looks at the history of debates about rhetoric and, more generally, about the presentation of transparency and truthfulness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Truth and Truthiness: Belief, Authenticity, Rhetoric, and Spin in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Dance Performance | He’s Not Touching Her: The Vulnerability of Females


Sarah Nagle's He’s Not Touching Her is a conceptual performance game designed to expose the gender socialization that leaves female-identifying people vulnerable to patterns of abuse on a micro and macro level. Set in a storefront space in Midtown Manhattan, it secondarily references the insidious relationship between gender oppression and consumerism. A male dancer follows a blindfolded female dancer closely, and the only rule is: don’t let him touch you. If she comes into contact with him, he resets her and the game starts from the beginning. Showcasing a man and a woman coupled in the same game, He’s Not Touching Her acknowledges that all genders suffer from societally defined gender expectations, but it highlights the severe disadvantages placed on female-identifying people.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, He’s Not Touching Her: The Vulnerability of Females

Tour | Brooklyn Cultural District Walking Tour


The Brooklyn "Cultural District" is growing: with the recent openings of the sparkling new Theatre for a New Audience and the BRIC Arts Center, along with the expansive Gotham Market and other destination restaurants on Fulton Street, the promise of a major new cultural district in Brooklyn is finally being realized. But beyond the new, are institutions that have excelled here for years: from the Irondale Ensemble, to MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts); from BAM Harvey to Greenlight Bookstore to Spike Lee's 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks. This two-hour guided walking tour allows you to experience the old, the new, and what's to come! Learn how this concentration of venues and people is shifting the cultural landscape of the borough and the city, while you discover the surprising historical core: a flourishing Fulton Street arts center, of more than a century ago. Over the 120 minutes, you will stroll through the gorgeous brownstone-dotted streets of Fort Greene, past both spontaneous and commissioned street art, to see where more than a dozen spaces and locations have already made the Brooklyn Cultural District a major arts destination for performances of every type, large and small. Adding to the Brooklyn cultural experience, "pop-up" performances by Fort Greene's American Opera Projects, accompany the tour. Tour Leader Dr. Ron Janoff is a licensed tour guide, a professor of Classics, Coordinator of the Rockwell Place Community Garden in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, and a long-time Fort Greene resident. He has led walking tours of Brooklyn and Manhattan for more than 25 years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Brooklyn Cultural District Walking Tour

Lesson | Haiku workshop


"Haiku" is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Get started or sharpen your haiku skills. Indoor discussion followed by outdoor poetry composition. Registration is required, and begins Saturday, November 17.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Haiku workshop

Staged Reading | The Lost Virginity Tour


Equity Library Theater presents: The Lost Virginity Tour, a reading of a play by Cricket Daniel. Cricket Daniel’s ‘Lost Virginity Tour’ is one of those finely-written evenings of theater that both moves you to tears and has you laughing until your face hurts! Funny-as-all-heck dialogue, great female characters that any theatre performer would chomp at the bit to play, all wrapped up in a wonderful atmosphere of melancholy - Daniel’s ‘Lost Virginity Tour’ is a theatrical treat that should be performed in theatre’s everywhere! - Dennis T. Giacino  With: Terri Bonica-Matassov, Penny Gaston, Debbie Smith, Linda Vega. Daniyel Hunt narrates, Johnny Culver directs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, The Lost Virginity Tour

Dance Performance | The Nutcracker: A One-Hour Version of the Holiday Ballet


This one-hour version of the beloved holiday ballet performed to Tchaikovsky’s cherished score is set Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time New York Theatre Ballet choreographer Keith Michael.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, The Nutcracker: A One-Hour Version of the Holiday Ballet

Tour | Walking Tour: Gay and Lesbian writers and artists in the East Village


Walking Tour of the homes and venues of Gay and Lesbian writers and artists in the East Village. Led by library manager Corinne Neary and local street photographer Michael Paul.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Walking Tour: Gay and Lesbian writers and artists in the East Village

Performance | Shakespeare for Everyone: Henry VIII


Annual readings of Shakespeare's plays using original texts.  Henry VIII is a collaborative history play, written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, based on the life of King Henry VIII of England. The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Shakespeare for Everyone: Henry VIII

Open Mike | Poetry, short stories, songs and more


An evening of poetry, short stories, and songs in an Open Mic-setting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Open Mikes, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Poetry, short stories, songs and more

Film | The Burbs (1989): comedy thriller with Tom Hanks


An overstressed suburbanite and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult. Director: Joe Dante. 102 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, The Burbs (1989): comedy thriller with Tom Hanks

Film | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018): the third highest-grossing film of 2018


When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Director: J.A. Bayona. Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard. 128 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018):  the third highest-grossing film of 2018

Film | Over There 1914-1918 (1965): documentay about WWI


Analyzes the reasons for World War I using documentary and propagandistic film sequences compiled from newsreels, army films, and suppressed footage. Presents a chronological history of the war, describes the mechanism of the European political alliances, and explains the social symptoms of budding nazis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Over There 1914-1918 (1965): documentay about WWI

Performance | Songs at a Gathering: A Sing-Along Show-and-Tell of Jerome Robbins’s Broadway Hits


On the Town, Gypsy, Peter Pan, Fiddler on the Roof, The Pajama Game, West Side Story… Jerome Robbins’ beloved Broadway hits are too numerous to count! To commemorate the Robbins centennial, the Library presents a sing-along variety show, examining Robbins’ extraordinary Broadway career, from visionary director/choreographer to secret show-doctor. There will be  backstage stories from dancers, actors, and collaborators that worked with Robbins. Hear recitations and see projections of Robbins’s extensive, deeply personal handwritten notes about characters, songs, and dances. Play games, win prizes, and lend your voice to a centennial celebration of Robbins’ multifaceted theatrical brilliance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free
Performances, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Songs at a Gathering: A Sing-Along Show-and-Tell of Jerome Robbins’s Broadway Hits

Poetry Reading | Bilingual Poetry Reading


Poets:  Ruth Danon, USA. Alberto Valdivia Baselli, Peru. Inmaculada Lara Bonilla, Spain.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Bilingual Poetry Reading

Jazz | Jazz Ensembles of Columbia University


Columbia University presents concerts featuring jazz musicians from the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Jazz Ensembles of Columbia University

Classical Music | Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC


Classical music on a boat with an intimate and romantic setting and beautiful view of New York City. Followed by a Q & A session with the musicians. Program and musicians TBA. Doors open at 3:45 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Concert at the coolest classical music concerts location in NYC

Concert | Songs of love and loss


Vocalist and songwriter Deva Mahal steps into the spotlight on her debut, Run Deep, an album of pulse-pounding soul with a decidedly modern edge. Taking inspiration from the idea of strength through vulnerability, Mahal connects with her audience with raw honesty, rich musicality, and emotionally searing songs of love and loss, and the power of the human spirit to overcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Songs of love and loss

Dance Performance | The Nutcracker: A One-Hour Version of the Holiday Ballet


This one-hour version of the beloved holiday ballet performed to Tchaikovsky’s cherished score is set Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time New York Theatre Ballet choreographer Keith Michael.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, The Nutcracker: A One-Hour Version of the Holiday Ballet

Jazz | Jazz Ensembles of Columbia University


Columbia University presents concerts featuring jazz musicians from the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Jazz Ensembles of Columbia University

Classical Music | Chamber music


Winter Chamber Musical Festival Concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 01, 2018, 12/01/2018, Chamber music
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Musical | Romantic musical

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Concert | Tribute to one of the most beloved American composers and lyricists

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Classical Music | Chamber works by Schumann and more

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Performance | Emmy winning comedian

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Classical Music | Piano works by Schumann and more

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