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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 9, 2018?

20 free events take place on Sunday, December 9 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 today, tonight, tomorrow and 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 9 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!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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Sun, December 9, 2018
20 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Sunday, December 9, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Flatiron District Walking Tour
free events nyc Accordion Festival: Sounds of the Lower East Side
free events nyc Our Places on Earth: Three monologues. Three women. Three worldviews
free events nyc Piano works by Schumann, Debussy, Brahms
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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 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

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
11:00 am
Free
Tours, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, Flatiron District Walking Tour

Classical Music | Piano Recital


   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, Piano Recital

Classical Music | Piano recital


   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, Piano recital

Concert | Accordion Festival: Sounds of the Lower East Side


In the 19th century, the accordion became a popular instrument not only in Eastern Europe, but throughout the continent. And as migrants made the trip overseas to America, many brought their accordions along with them. As a result, the instrument played a prominent role in the musical life of the Lower East Side. In those days, the sounds of the accordion evoked the old country. But today, musicians from around the globe are breathing new life and traditions into this old-time instrument. Celebrate the accordion’s longstanding legacy! In a historic sanctuary, accordionists James Keane, Ismail Butera and Angel “Arison” Gutierrez, along with host Bob Godfried, will present the instrument’s global reach. Enjoy accordion tunes from Klezmer, Irish, Dominican, Balkan and Mediterranean cultures!
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, Accordion Festival: Sounds of the Lower East Side

Classical Music | Piano Recital


   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, Piano Recital

Concert | 45th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas


Hundreds of tenor and bass tuba players will congregate to play Christmas carols and other crowd favorites. Tubists of all ages will line up under the famous Christmas tree and fill the plaza with the organ-line sound of low brass. Spectators are encouraged to sing along with the Christmas carols and holiday favorites. The musicians, hailing from across the country, will be conducted by Chris Wilhjelm, conductor of the famous Goldman band. Conceived by tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips to honor his teacher, the late William J. Bell (Born Christmas Day, 1902), the first Tuba Christmas was presented at Rockefeller Center in 1974, conducted by Paul LaValle, of Band of America fame. This unusual Christmas tradition is firmly established in over 200 cities around the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:30 pm
Free
Concerts, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, 45th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas

Film | Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015): Animation from Spain


Three children decide to leave their homes looking for a better life. Directors: Pedro Rivero, Alberto Vázquez Stars: Andrea Alzuri, Eva Ojanguren, Josu Cubero. 76 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Films, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015): Animation from Spain

Staged Reading | Our Places on Earth: Three monologues. Three women. Three worldviews


Three monologues. Three women. Three worldviews. Written by Lidija Praizovic (Sweden). Followed by a talk-back with the playwright. Presented by Nordic Stage 2. Hosting 8 staged readings over three days from contemporary Scandinavian playwrights, Nordic Stage 2’s goal is to highlight the diversity and relevance of contemporary plays being produced in the Nordic countries today and showcases a variety of genres, styles and themes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, Our Places on Earth: Three monologues. Three women. Three worldviews

Classical Music | Bach Vespers


Program Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) Magnificat in D Major, ZWV 108
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, Bach Vespers

Classical Music | Piano Recital


   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, Piano Recital

Classical Music | Piano works by Schumann, Debussy, Brahms


Pianist Anna Khanina has been praised for her “brilliant technique, musicality, and irreproachable taste.” (Ibbenbuehrener Zeitung). She has performed at such venues as 92nd Street Y, Symphony Space, Trinity Church, and many more. She will perform works by Schumann (1810-1856), Debussy (1862-1918), Brahms (1833-1897).
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, Piano works by Schumann, Debussy, Brahms

Classical Music | Organ Recital


Organist Christian Lane performs regularly throughout the United States and in Europe. Notable venues include St. Patrick’s Cathedral, both St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London, and Washington National Cathedral. “A true artist whose gratifying musical maturity is demonstrated through playing that is suave, elegant, and exciting" -The American Organist “If Christian Lane is an example of the future of our instrument, not only will he bring new converts to it, but the panache, vitality and joy with which he plays may just show people how musical the instrument truly is capable of being!” — Organ Canada
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, Organ Recital

Staged Reading | The Woman Who Turned Into a Tree: A Dark Inner Monologue


A monologue about a dark inner world with a sense of fashion. Written by Lisa Langseth (Sweden). Followed by a talk-back with the playwright. Presented by Nordic Stage 2. Hosting 8 staged readings over three days from contemporary Scandinavian playwrights, Nordic Stage 2’s goal is to highlight the diversity and relevance of contemporary plays being produced in the Nordic countries today and showcases a variety of genres, styles and themes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, The Woman Who Turned Into a Tree: A Dark Inner Monologue

Film | The Giant (2017): The World's Tallest Man


A story about the world's tallest man, this is an unsettling Basque-language period drama focused on sibling rivalry. Directors: Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño. Stars: Ramón Agirre, Iñigo Aranburu, Iñigo Azpitarte. 114 min. In Basque with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, The Giant (2017): The World's Tallest Man

Staged Reading | The Lake of Ethos: One Family's Quest


Cheryl’s 15-year old son Sebbie has been expelled from his private school and now spends his days locked away in his bedroom playing an online virtual reality game. Her aloof husband Bruce, an investment banker, is staging the biggest deal of his career. When Cheryl decides to leave the family and hole up in her dental office, it will change their lives forever. Written by by D. Tucker Smith.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, The Lake of Ethos: One Family's Quest

Jazz | Jazz ensemble


Saxophone orchestra performs Jazz music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, Jazz ensemble

Classical Music | Marimba Performance


Marimba is a percussion instrument consisting of a set of wooden bars struck with yarn or rubber mallets to produce musical tones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, Marimba Performance

Classical Music | Chamber music


   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, Chamber music

Classical Music | Contemporary music


Undergraduate Composers featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, December 09, 2018, 12/09/2018, Contemporary music
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