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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 2, 2018?

29 free events take place on December 2 in New York City. 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!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out December 2 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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29 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on December 2, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc The Nutcracker: A One-Hour Version of the Holiday Ballet
free events nyc Orchestral works by Dvořák, Britten and the famous España piece
free events nyc Stars United Holiday Show: Ice Dancing and Electronic Music
free events nyc Works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, and more
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City Walk | Staten Island Walk: Stapleton to High Rock


9 miles, moderate pace with some ups and downs. In Staten Island, explore the St. Paul Ave.- Stapleton Heights District, the trails of Serpentine Commons and the Wagner College Campus. Follow the Blue Trail thru the S.I. Green Belt to High Rock Park. Return by the S74 or S76 Bus to the S.I. Ferry terminal. Bring lunch, water and hiking boots. Call for hike status and info before 10pm. Rain cancels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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City Walks, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Staten Island Walk: Stapleton to High Rock

Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

City Walk | East Side Walk to Chinatown


Walk along First Avenue and East River Walkway from 60th Street and Third Avenue to Chinatown. Optional (possibly late) lunch at Chinese Restaurant of leader’s choice. Distance: 4-5 miles. Time 3-4 hours. Bring water. Rain or snow on day of walk cancels. Please call to confirm that walk is on.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, East Side Walk to Chinatown

Classical Music | International piano music competition


An international piano music competition showcase and concert for 30 pianists with disabilities from 15 countries who have overcome great challenges. The competition includes artists from Egypt, Germany, UK, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, Ukriane, US and many more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, International piano music competition

Tour | Flatiron District Walking Tour


A journey through the 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. Tour guides:  Miriam Berman, historian and the author of Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks and New York in Words and Images, a book of New York postcards. Fred Cookinham, historian, author of The Age of Rand: Imagining an Objectivist Future World. Mike Kaback, a native New Yorker, has an unquenchable enthusiasm for everything about this city. No advance registration is required. This tour repeats every Sunday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Flatiron District Walking Tour

Gallery Talk | The House on Henry Street: 125 Years of Activism


This new exhibtion illuminates themes of social activism, urban poverty and public health through the lens of Henry Street Settlement's history from 1893 to the present. With historian Katie Vogel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, The House on Henry Street: 125 Years of Activism

Classical Music | Chamber Music Recital


   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Chamber Music Recital

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
1:00 pm
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Dance Performances, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, 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 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Jazz Ensembles of Columbia University

Film | Lost Horizon (1973): musical with Peter Finch


While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La. Hidden from the rest of the world, Shangri-La is a haven of peace and tranquility for world-weary diplomat Richard Conway. His ambitious brother, George, sees it as a prison from which he must escape, even if it means risking his life and bringing destruction to the ancient culture of Shangri-La. Director: Charles Jarrott. Starring Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman. 150 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Lost Horizon (1973): musical with Peter Finch

Gallery Talk | The House on Henry Street: 125 Years of Activism


This new exhibtion illuminates themes of social activism, urban poverty and public health through the lens of Henry Street Settlement's history from 1893 to the present. With historian Katie Vogel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, The House on Henry Street: 125 Years of Activism

Classical Music | Chamber music


Winter Chamber Musical Festival Concert.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Chamber music

Classical Music | Chamber Music Recital


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Concerts, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Chamber Music Recital

Book Club | Buzz: A Stimulating History of the Sex Toy


Hallie Lieberman's book provides a riveting history that tells the story of sex toys from ancient phalluses to 21st-century vibrating rabbits.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Buzz: A Stimulating History of the Sex Toy

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, and more


Works by J.S. Bach (1685-1750), W.A. Mozart (1756-1791), Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676-1749), and Aribert Reimann (b.1936). Performers include cellist & narrator Lutz Rath, violinist Eriko Sato, pianist Hélène Jeanney, flutist Sheryl Henze, tenor Marc Molomot and the Festival Chamber Ensemble. The seating is first-come, first-served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, and more

Dance Performance | ShowDown: Dance Works-in-Progress


ShowDown is a performance and feedback series for works-in-progress. The program provides emerging and mid-career dance artists an opportunity to show unfinished work in an informal, welcoming setting. Showings by J’nae Simmons, Blaze Ferrer, and Kendra Portier.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, ShowDown: Dance Works-in-Progress

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 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Jazz Ensembles of Columbia University

Gallery Talk | The House on Henry Street: 125 Years of Activism


This new exhibtion illuminates themes of social activism, urban poverty and public health through the lens of Henry Street Settlement's history from 1893 to the present. With historian Katie Vogel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, The House on Henry Street: 125 Years of Activism

Classical Music | Orchestral works by Dvořák, Britten and the famous España piece


The Orchestra Now; James Bagwell, conductor. Program Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894) España Britten (1913-1976) Les illuminations Dvořák (1841-1904) Symphony No. 6 About the Performers The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is a group of more than 60 vibrant young musicians from 14 different countries around the globe: the United States, Bulgaria, China, France, Hungary, Malaysia, Mongolia, Peru, Poland, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Venezuela. All share a mission to make orchestral music relevant to 21st-century audiences. Conductor James Bagwell maintains an active international schedule as a conductor of choral, operatic, and orchestral music. He was most recently named associate conductor of The Orchestra Now (TŌN) and in 2009 was appointed principal guest conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra. From 2009–15 he served as music director of The Collegiate Chorale.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Orchestral works by Dvořák, Britten and the famous España piece

Classical Music | Chamber Music Recital


   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Chamber Music Recital

Classical Music | Bach Vespers


Program Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Wachet Auf
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Bach Vespers

Classical Music | Chamber music by Brahms and more


Anna Petrova, piano; Molly Carr, viola. Program Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Sonata for Viola and Piano in F minor Op. 120, No. 1  Elegy Elliott Carter (1908-2012) Elegy Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996) Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 28 About the Performers Described as “Brilliant, elegant, sensitive, and explosive,” (Virginia Gazette) violist Molly Carr and pianist Anna Petrova began playing together during their years at the Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music. Their performances have taken them across Spain, Germany, and the US. The duo’s future engagements include their a debut recital at Carnegie Hall in the Fall of 2019 and the release of their debut album accompanied by tours in the US and Spain. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Chamber music by Brahms and more

Classical Music | Organist performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Hailed as ‘brilliant' by the New York Times organist Benjamin Sheen has performed throughout Europe, the USA and Australia and in Hong Kong and Singapore. He has performed with notable orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of London Sinfonia and appeared on BBC radio and television several times. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Organist performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Staged Reading | Singleton: Dementia and the Disappearing Past


Jay Strong's play explores issues of family, memory and identity through the lenses of race and dementia. An estranged father, his half-forgotten son, and the lonely caregiver caught between them struggle to unravel a disappearing past and find meaning in an uncertain present.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Singleton: Dementia and the Disappearing Past

Performance | Stars United Holiday Show: Ice Dancing and Electronic Music


The 4th Annual Holiday season show, Stars United, is back. With skating and dance music icons, Stars United seamlessly fuses Olympic ice dancing with electronic dance music stars and iconic vogue dancers, all directed by celebrity image-maker Karl Giant.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Performances, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Stars United Holiday Show: Ice Dancing and Electronic Music

Concert | Viola Recital


With playing that is “fierce and lyrical” and works that are “other-worldly” (The Strad) and “evocative” (New York Times), Jessica Meyer is a versatile composer and violist whose passionate musicianship radiates accessibility, generosity, and emotional clarity. As a soloist and member of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed contemporary music collective, Jessica has premiered pieces for solo viola internationally – expanding the repertoire for viola by championing new works while also composing her own. Of her recent appearance at The TANK Center for Sonic Arts, where she wrote a solo piece on site for this destination concert venue that boasts a 20-second reverb, Alex Ross of the New Yorker says, “Meyer’s fierce-edged playing activated the Tank’s awe-inspiring properties.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Viola Recital

Classical Music | Chamber Music Recital


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Concerts, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Chamber Music Recital

Jazz | Jazz Ensembles of Columbia University


Columbia University presents concerts featuring jazz musicians from the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance program.
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Concerts, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Jazz Ensembles of Columbia University

Classical Music | Strings Chamber Music


   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 02, 2018, 12/02/2018, Strings Chamber Music
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