free things to do in New York City
<

December 2018

>
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City!  Read More

Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 10, 2018?

31 free events take place on December 10 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 10 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!

If you find the number of events listed here to be somewhat owherwelming, please use our Advanced Search feature wich allows you to create a list of only those type of events that are of interest to you at this very point. Interests differ, of course, and our site does it into account and allows easy navigation.

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.
Join the Club!

Go!
The quality and quantity of
free events,
free things to do
that happen in New York City
every day of the year
is truly amazing.

So don't miss the opportunities
that only New York provides:
stop wondering what to do;
start taking advantage of
free things to do,
free events to go to
in NYC
today!

Mon, December 10, 2018
31 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on December 10, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc The Displacement of Jewish Communal Life in Islamic Lands and Cultural Reconstruction in Israel
free events nyc One of the World's Bestselling Fiction Writers Lee Child: Adapting His Novels to the Screen
free events nyc Double Lover (2017): French Erotic Drama with Jacqueline Bisset
free events nyc Winter Light (1963) by Ingmar Bergman, One of the Most Influential Filmmakers of all Times
free events nyc Soirée Musicale: French Songs from the 19th and 20th Centuries
free events nyc Lope de Vega's Women and Servants: A 400-Year-Old Comedy Rediscovered in 2010

Conference | The Displacement of Jewish Communal Life in Islamic Lands and Cultural Reconstruction in Israel


Scholars from Israel, the US, and Canada will explore the history and culture of the Jews from Islamic lands, their displacement and resettlement in Israel. Topics include: Jewish communal life, rabbis and religious life, and cultural institutions and the responses of international institutions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:30 am
Free
Conferences, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, The Displacement of Jewish Communal Life in Islamic Lands and Cultural Reconstruction in Israel

Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system. Mondays, October 15 through December 17, 2018
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
9:45 am
Free
Workshops, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Morning Meditation

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
10:00 am
Free
Tours, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

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
Join the Club!
Go!
10:00 am
Free
Tours, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Symposium | Performing Knowledge: What Does Learning Feel Like?


What is the role of aesthetics in the production and dissemination of knowledge and research? In what new ways can we perform our knowledge, and to what new ends? Un-covering and celebrating the latent performative potential of any pedagogical situation, prominent scholars and graduate students convene to consider such basic, yet often neglected questions: what does learning feel like? Philosopher and political scientist Wendy Brown calls upon scholars to recover “what is ineffably moving, sublime, or meaningful in the humanities.” Performing Knowledge seeks to do exactly that, focusing on the Humanities’ struggles with trends of neoliberalism. Performing Lecturers include Meg Araneo, Patricia Clough (The Affective Turn), Jon McKenzie (Perform or Else) and Aneta Stojnic, and Graduate Students.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
10:00 am
Free
Symposiums, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Performing Knowledge: What Does Learning Feel Like?

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
11:00 am
Free
Tours, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Film | Oscar nominated comedy Trading Places with Eddie Murphy


A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. Director: John Landis. Starring Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy.  116 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
11:00 am
Free
Films, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Oscar nominated comedy Trading Places with Eddie Murphy

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour


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
Join the Club!
Go!
1:00 pm
Free
Tours, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Film | The General (1926): Top rated silent comedy with Oscar winning Buster Keaton


When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines. Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton. Starring Marion Mack, Glen Cavender. 67 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
1:00 pm
Free
Films, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, The General (1926): Top rated silent comedy with Oscar winning Buster Keaton

Workshop | Introduction to Ancestry Database


Learn how to research your family history with the Ancestry Library Edition Database. This database is one of the best genealogical collections available to the public. Researchers can access millions of historical records, including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, and African American and Native American Records. The database includes records from the United States, the U.K., Canada, Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia. Participants will have a chance to conduct their own research.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
2:00 pm
Free
Workshops, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Introduction to Ancestry Database

Film | The Miracle of the Bells (1948): Drama with Frank Sinatra


The effect of an actress's funeral on her home town. Director: Irving Pichel. Starring Fred MacMurray, Alida Valli, Frank Sinatra. 120 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
2:00 pm
Free
Films, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, The Miracle of the Bells (1948):  Drama with Frank Sinatra

Play | West End Theatre Club presents Equally Divine: The Real Story of the Mona Lisa


Told from the point of view of the world's most famous painting, this solo play begins with the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre Museum in Paris, where police question everyone from J.P Morgan to Pablo Picasso, and then travels back in time to 1503, introducing us to the visionary artist Leonardo da Vinci, the apprentice who would become his lover, and the secrets behind the smile. Equally Divine is a time-hopping, gender-bending drama about art, inspiration, and becoming who we are. A workshop presentation of a new play written and performed by Jenny Lyn Bader. Directed by Julie Kramer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
2:00 pm
Free
Plays, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, West End Theatre Club presents Equally Divine: The Real Story of the Mona Lisa

Talk | Resume Help


Need help with resume writing? Not sure how to edit it? Get one-on-one assistance with writing your resume. Please bring a hard copy of your resume or a USB flash drive to save and edit it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
2:30 pm
Free
Talks, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Resume Help

Concert | Acoustic Guitar Trio


As part of our second annual East Village Arts Festival, Joseph Parisi, Greg Askins, and Tim Adorno will play acoustic guitar
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Acoustic Guitar Trio

Talk | One of the World's Bestselling Fiction Writers Lee Child: Adapting His Novels to the Screen


Lee Child, the author of twenty-four novels and numerous short stories and one of the world's bestselling fiction writers, looks at the relationship of screen to text by reference to Hollywood adaptations of Child's novels One Shot and Never Go Back, but also his recent decision to bring his iconic hero to the small screen. He will consider questions of translation and interpretation in light of the evolution of the medium and the author's first career in the Golden Age of British television.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:30 pm
Free
Talks, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, One of the World's Bestselling Fiction Writers Lee Child: Adapting His Novels to the Screen

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” This tour repeats every Monday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
5:00 pm
Free
Tours, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Author Reading | The Legacy of Anne Frank: Anne Frank’s inspiration and legacy


A conversation with the author of The Legacy of Anne Frank, Gillian Walnes Perry.  Gillian Walnes Perry is the co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust UK and the author of The Legacy of Anne Frank which addresses Anne Frank’s contemporary global reach. The Legacy of Anne Frank details how Anne Frank’s inspiration and legacy has aided and mobilized student activists across the globe in addressing issues within their own communities. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
5:30 pm
Free
Author Readings, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, The Legacy of Anne Frank:  Anne Frank’s inspiration and legacy

Discussion | Jerome Robbins's New York Portraits


The second of three evenings that celebrate Jerome Robbins’s ballet masterworks. New York City Ballet principal dancer Adrian Danchig-Waring, along with the company’s resident choreographer Justin Peck and scholar Julia Foulkes, watch and casually discuss Glass Pieces and New York Export: Opus Jazz. Pausing, rewinding, and zooming in, they will marvel at and analyze, react to, and remember the choreographic genius of Jerome Robbins and his enduring fascination with New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:00 pm
Free
Discussions, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Jerome Robbins's New York Portraits

Film | Winter Light (1963) by Ingmar Bergman, One of the Most Influential Filmmakers of all Times


The film follows Tomas Ericsson, pastor of a small rural Swedish church, as he deals with an existential crisis and his Christianity. Starring Gunnar Björnstrand, Ingrid Thulin and Max von Sydow. 81 min. The film is the second in a series of thematically related films, following Through a Glass Darkly (1961) and followed by The Silence (1963), which is sometimes considered a trilogy. In it, Bergman reconsidered Through a Glass Darkly's argument that God is love, and repeated the prior film's reference to God as a monstrous spider. Ernst Ingmar Bergman (1918 – 2007) was a Swedish director, writer, and producer who worked in film, television, theatre and radio. Considered to be among the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time, Bergman's renowned works include Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), The Silence (1963), Persona (1966), Cries and Whispers (1972), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), and Fanny and Alexander (1982).
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Films, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Winter Light (1963) by Ingmar Bergman, One of the Most Influential Filmmakers of all Times

Film | Double Lover (2017): French Erotic Drama with Jacqueline Bisset


Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity. Director: François Ozon. 107 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Films, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Double Lover (2017): French Erotic Drama with Jacqueline Bisset

Classical Music | Julliard singers and pianists perform


Juilliard singers and pianists present performances of song literature.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Julliard singers and pianists perform

Author Reading | Friday Black: struggles of young black men and women


With his debut short story collection, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah sheds light on a modern day America full of racial violence, injustice, and characters fighting to survive it all with their humanity intact. Focusing on the struggles of young black men and women, Adjei-Brenyah delivers unforgettable instances of racism in motion and the surreal yet terrifying consequences for speaking out against it. Calling to mind modern satires by George Saunders and Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You, Friday Black uses speculative fiction to explore the dark underside of our current political moment. He will be joined in conversation by Mychal Denzel Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:30 pm
Free
Author Readings, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Friday Black: struggles of young black men and women

Author Reading | Veteran rock critic Robert Christgau discusses his book Is It Still Good to Ya?: Fifty Years of Rock Criticism 1967-2017


Is It Still Good to Ya? sums up the career of Village Voice stalwart Robert Christgau, who for half a century has been America's most widely respected rock critic, honoring a music he argues is only more enduring because it's sometimes simple or silly. While compiling historical overviews going back to Dionysus and the gramophone along with artist analyses that range from Louis Armstrong to M.I.A., this definitive collection also explores pop's African roots, response to 9/11, and evolution from the teen music of the '50s to an art form compelled to confront mortality as its heroes pass on.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:30 pm
Free
Author Readings, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Veteran rock critic Robert Christgau discusses his book Is It Still Good to Ya?: Fifty Years of Rock Criticism 1967-2017

Concert | Soirée Musicale: French Songs from the 19th and 20th Centuries


Students in Vocal Performance and Piano Studies perform songs studied in the French Song Repertoire course.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Concerts, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Soirée Musicale: French Songs from the 19th and 20th Centuries

Film | Easy (2017): Italian Comedy


Isidoro, known to all as Easy, is lonely and depressed. His career as a young go-cart driver was interrupted when he began to gain weight and could no longer fit into the car’s cockpit. He is suddenly forced to go live with his mother. One day his “brilliant” brother Filo, visits him and proposes him an enticing job offer. The job is simple and it’s meant to get Easy out of the house and back behind the wheel. Easy is to take a coffin from Italy to a small village in the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine. Directed by Andrea Magnani.   91 min. In Italian with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:30 pm
Free
Films, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Easy (2017): Italian Comedy

Poetry Reading | Boundaries: A Poetry-and-Photography Book


Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco and contemporary landscape photographer Jacob Bond Hessler take part in an unmoderated conversation about their collaborative book project, which investigates the visible and invisible boundaries of race, gender, class, and ethnicity
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Poetry Readings, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Boundaries: A Poetry-and-Photography Book

Author Reading | The Illustrated History of the Snowman


A thoroughly entertaining exploration, this book travels back in time to shed light on the snowman's enigmatic past — from the present day, in which the snowman reigns as the King of Kitsch, to the Dark Ages, with the creation of the very first snowman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, The Illustrated History of the Snowman

Author Reading | Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale


Deborah Coen talks about her new book. Looking back to the nineteenth century, Coen uncovers the roots of modern climate science in the politics and growth of the Hapsburg Empire.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Author Readings, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Staged Reading | Lope de Vega's Women and Servants: A 400-Year-Old Comedy Rediscovered in 2010


Lope de Vega's Women and Servants (c. 1613-14) was recently rediscovered in an overlooked 17th-century manuscript in Madrid's Biblioteca Nacional, the comedia emerges from its 400-year sleep with a remarkable freshness: it presents a world of suave self-fashioning and accommodation, where creaky notions of honor and vengeance have virtually no place. Translated by Barbara Fuchs. Syracuse University Spanish professor Alejandro García-Reid found the volume at the BNE in 2010 while researching Spanish theater of the 16th and 17th centuries. He spent the next three years analyzing the manuscript and ensuring the attribution to Lope de Vega was accurate. Lope Félix de Vega y Carpio (1562 – 1635) was a Spanish playwright, poet, novelist and marine. He was one of the key figures in the Spanish Golden Age of Baroque literature. His reputation in the world of Spanish literature is second only to that of Cervantes, while the sheer volume of his literary output is unequalled, making him one of the most prolific authors in the history of literature. He was nicknamed "The Phoenix of Wits" and "Monster of Nature" (in Spanish: Fénix de los Ingenios, Monstruo de la Naturaleza) by Cervantes because of his prolific nature. (By his own tally, Lope de Vega wrote about 1,800 plays (although he is generally thought to have been exaggerating with the real number closer to 1,500), plus 3,000 sonnets, three novels, four novellas and nine epic poems). Lope de Vega renewed the Spanish theatre at a time when it was starting to become a mass cultural phenomenon. He defined its key characteristics, and along with Pedro Calderón de la Barca and Tirso de Molina, took Spanish Baroque theatre to its greatest heights.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Staged Readings, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Lope de Vega's Women and Servants: A 400-Year-Old Comedy Rediscovered in 2010

Dance Performance | Experiments in Dance


A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join each season in performing at the historic church. Featuring: Paloma McGregor/Angela's Pulse Nile Harris Jasmine Hearn Maya Lee-Parritz
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
8:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Experiments in Dance

Classical Music | Percussion Ensemble


Six Percussionists: Brian Henry, Derek Koh Wen Jun, Riley Palmer, Siyoung Lee, Julia Tan Hui Xuan and Zikun Zhao. Program Joseph Pereira (b.1974) Mallet Quartet (2013) Joseph Pereira (b.1974) Silence, for Six Percussionists (2014) About the Program Joseph Pereira enjoys a multi-faceted career as a timpanist/percussionist, composer, conductor, and teacher. His work in all areas has been widely hailed for his creativity and virtuosity, and has been profiled in feature articles in both The New York Times (2006) and The LA Times. He was featured on the PBS series, “Craft in America”.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 10, 2018, 12/10/2018, Percussion Ensemble
Complimentary Tickets

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

Musical | Sci-fi musical

Regular Price: $49
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Play | A holiday comedy

Regular Price: $50
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Play | A drama written by a bestselling author

Regular Price: $69
CFT Member Price: $0.00
Join the Club!

Go!