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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 14, 2018?

34 free events take place on December 14 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 14 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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All events, things to do on December 14, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Christmas Carols and Traditional Songs at a Major NYC Cathedral
free events nyc Strengthen Your Resume
free events nyc Works by Brahms, Prokofiev and more
free events nyc Bang Bang Gun Amok II: A 24-hour Performance Marathon on American Gun Culture
free events nyc Building Dante: Bring a Classic to Life
free events nyc An Evening of Standup Comedy
free events nyc The Art Mob, an Uncommon A Cappella Group
free events nyc Before You Hang Up Your Hat: A Pre-Retirement Checklist
free events nyc Holiday Celebration and Lighting
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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 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Workshop | Dance Class


Scientifically-based dance-exercise program. Gentle warm-up, light aerobics and targeted strengthening that is safe, fun and enjoyable for all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Dance Class

Talk | Before You Hang Up Your Hat: A Pre-Retirement Checklist


Whether you plan to retire in the coming year or in another ten years, there are important steps to take now to make sure that you’ll be prepared. Slav Kuzmin guides you through understanding where your income will come from, how best to manage your accounts, and how to be prepared for unexpected life events.       
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Talks, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Before You Hang Up Your Hat: A Pre-Retirement Checklist

Workshop | Beginner Jewelry Making Workshop


Come to the beginner jewelry making workshop and make bracelets and necklaces with beads! No experience is necessary. All materials and tools are provided.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Beginner Jewelry Making Workshop

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Bach at Noon

Tour | Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour


Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour

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
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1:00 pm
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Tours, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Concert | Pipes at One Organ Recital


David Hurd is a New York based concert organist, church musician, teacher, composer and choral conductor. Educated principally at the Juilliard School, Oberlin College, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, he directed chapel music and taught at The General Theological Seminary for nearly four decades. He has also taught at Duke University, Yale University, The Manhattan School of Music, and Westminster Choir College. Many of his compositions are widely performed, and he is well represented in major church hymnals in the US and abroad.  Weekly recitals showcasing the new organ, featuring New York City's leading organists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Pipes at One Organ Recital

Workshop | Lunchtime Meditation


Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | A Walk to Remember (2002): Romantic drama adapted from a novel


The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service. Director: Adam Shankman. Starring Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote. 101 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, A Walk to Remember (2002): Romantic drama adapted from a novel

Film | Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors (2015): Family drama based on a true story


A television movie event based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing in rural Tennessee. This once-in-a-lifetime special takes place inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith and a raggedy patchwork coat, vividly described in the well-known song of the film's title that helped make Parton who she is today. Set in the Tennessee Great Smokey Mountains in 1955. Director: Stephen Herek. Starring Alyvia Alyn Lind, Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder.  81 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors (2015): Family drama based on a true story

Classical Music | Christmas Carols and Traditional Songs at a Major NYC Cathedral


Syosset High School Chamber Singers; Kristin Howell, director. Program Samuel A. Ward America Rosephanye Powell The Word Was God Traditional Spanish Carol J. Reading Adeste Fideles Daniel Gawthrop Sing Me to Heaven arr. Andre Thomas African Noel English Carol, arr. J. Stainer God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen George F. Handel, arr. Lowell Mason Joy to the World Javier Busto Ave Maria Traditional Senegal, arr. Brian Tate Kaki Lambe Greg Gilpin Ding-a Ding-a Ding Kim Andre Arnesen Even When He Is Silent Traditional Spiritual, arr. William Dawson Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit Traditional Hebrew Shalom, My Friends Traditional, arr. Deke Sharon Go Tell It on the Mountain
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:45 pm
Free
Concerts, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Christmas Carols and Traditional Songs at a Major NYC Cathedral

Film | Book Club (2018): four friends read Fifty Shades of Grey


Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading Fifty Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. Directed by Bill Holderman. Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen. 103 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Book Club (2018): four friends read Fifty Shades of Grey

Film | American Made (2017) with Tom Cruise: Iran-Contra Drama


The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair. Director: Doug Liman. 115 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, American Made (2017) with Tom Cruise: Iran-Contra Drama

Film | Scrooged (1988): Oscar nominated comedy with Bill Murray


A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. Director: Richard Donner. Starring Karen Allen, John Forsythe. 101 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Scrooged (1988): Oscar nominated comedy with Bill Murray

Book Club | Nikolai Gogol's Diary of a Madman and Other Stories


This collection offers an excellent introduction to the author's works. Opening a door to his bizarre world of broad comedy, fantasy, and social commentary, the title story portrays a petty official's mental disintegration as he struggles for the attention of the woman he loves. Set during the repressive rule of Nicholas I, it satirizes the bureaucratic excesses of the era. Additional tales include "The Nevski Prospect," a portrayal of the feverish pace of St. Petersburg street life, and "The Portrait," a gripping depiction of a soul's perdition. Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) left his mark as a playwright, novelist, and writer of short stories. Gogol's works remain popular with both writers and readers, who prize his originality, imaginative gifts, and sheer exuberance. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Nikolai Gogol's  Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

Book Club | Share A Book You Loved: It's Cold Outside


Come and share a book you loved reading or a book you plan to read. What to expect at an Open Book Hour book social: - Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.).  - Tell what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. - No negative criticism please. - Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Our theme this month is It's Cold Outside. What brightens your days during the dreary winter weather? Participating in outdoor sports? Decluttering? Crafting and decorating? Reading a great book? Share your inspirational recommendations. Sign up for booktalking slots begins at 1:45 PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Share A Book You Loved: It's Cold Outside

Lesson | Strengthen Your Resume


Even if you have great skills and qualifications, it can still be challenging to find a good job with a decent salary. If you aren’t getting interviews, it’s time to strengthen your resume. This workshop is a crash course for people who want to revise their resumes. The class will discuss how companies hire new staff, the 3 sections of a job posting, and address each resume section separately.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:30 pm
Free
Lessons, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Strengthen Your Resume

Screening | 16mm Film Screenings: The LES on Film


Screening two 16mm films from the reserve collections of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The Godfather Comes to Sixth St. (1975; 25mins.) Dir: Mark Kitchell presents what happens to a neighborhood on the Lower East Side in New York City when a Hollywood film crew takes over the area to film part of The Godfather, Part II. Includes interviews with the residents, film director Francis Ford Coppola, and members of the block association. The Heart of Loisaida (1979; 30 mins.) Dir: Bienvenida Matias and Marci Reaven shows efforts on New York's Lower East Side to revive abandoned buildings through the work and persistence of the local, predominantly Latino residents.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, 16mm Film Screenings: The LES on Film

Classical Music | Works by Brahms, Prokofiev and more


Halam Kim, Viola. Program Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) Sonata for Solo Viola Op.25 No.1 Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) (arr. Vadim Borisovsky) Selected pieces from the ballet “Romeo and Juliet” Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91 George Rochberg (1918-2005) Sonata for Viola and Piano (1979)
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Works by Brahms, Prokofiev and more

Talk | Red Days on the Calendar: The Politics of Menstruation in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia


With Pavel Vasilyev, Polonsky Academy Fellow, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Red Days on the Calendar: The Politics of Menstruation in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia

Festival | Holiday Celebration and Lighting


Celebrate the holiday spirit by listening to the Al Smith Choir performing carols for the community. They will have the tree lighting while you sip on hot cocoa to warm up and create whimsical arts and crafts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Festivals, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Holiday Celebration and Lighting

Concert | 3 Folk Music Acts


With: Bert Lee Joshua Garcia Maz
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, 3 Folk Music Acts

Opening Reception | Extremely absorbent and increasingly hollow: A 3-Artist Show


Extremely absorbent and increasingly hollow attends to the body’s permeability, addressing ideas of consumption, contamination, abundance, void and how value is perceived and assigned. Participating artists work across visual and live forms to investigate the ways in which certain things, when entangled with the body or stuck to the skin, are deemed unkempt, filthy, repulsive, or otherwise out of place. They complicate the notion of a discrete body as impervious to the unruly matter of the physical world and cultural signifiers of the social world. With: Xandra Ibarra, Alison Kuo, and Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Extremely absorbent and increasingly hollow: A 3-Artist Show

Performance | Bang Bang Gun Amok II: A 24-hour Performance Marathon on American Gun Culture


George Emilio Sanchez's Bang Bang Gun Amok II is a 24-hour performance marathon that addresses how gun culture is historically embedded in the United States. Artists, activists, scholars, Lower East Side youth, and gun violence survivors unite in a spirit of solidarity to call for an end to a culture of violence. Featuring performances by Vernon Reid, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Maura Donohue, Charmaine Warren, Edisa Weeks, It's Showtime NYC, Suzanne Gardinier, Paz Tanjuaquio, Tyemba Jess, Nicky Paraiso, Irene Hultman, luciana achugar, Ella Wylde, Alex Vitale and much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Performances, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Bang Bang Gun Amok II: A 24-hour Performance Marathon on American Gun Culture

Classical Music | Works by Debussy, Brahms and more


Daniel Giacobbe, Clarinet. Program  Johann Melchior Molter (1696-1765) Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in A Major, MWV 6 Gergely Vajda (1973-) Fényárnyék - Remegés, Op. 1 (Lightshadow - Trembling) Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Première Rhapsodie, L. 116 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Clarinet Quintet in b minor, Op. 115
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Works by Debussy, Brahms and more

Discussion | Online Editor Panel


Faculty member Susan Shapiro and luminaries from top online magazines and newspaper sections to discuss the latest trends in feature journalism.  Featuring David Haglund (The New Yorker) Tim Herrera (The New York Times) Lisa Bonos (The Washington Post) Raakhee Mirchandani (Moneyish) Eli Reyes (Newsday) Jennifer Baker (Electric Literature).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Online Editor Panel

Performance | Building Dante: Bring a Classic to Life


In 2017, Teatro delle Albe started to follow an artistic path with the objective of transfering the Italian masterpiece that triggered the start of the Italian language and literature -- The Divine Comedy -- to the stage. This performance embraces what the author defines as an “enchanting vision," able to include its focus on the whole of humanity in its diverse experience, from the obscene annoyance of Inferno (Hell) to the melancholic color change of Purgatory, to its rise to a level where vision and words turn themselves into an indescribable Paradise.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Performances, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Building Dante: Bring a Classic to Life

Opening Reception | Studio Mates: Group Exhibition


This show seeks to explore the ways in which two New York City artists in a shared creative space influence each other. In the red-hot New York City real estate market, studio rents have become untenable for many artists. Shared studio space has become a necessity for artists wishing to maintain a studio practice. Studio Mates examines the positive effects of this scenario: ongoing conversations ranging from the minutia of discussions about materials and techniques, to larger questions concerning content, context and direction. Featuring works by Thomas Broadbent, Janice Caswell, Patricia Fabricant, Alex Gingrow, Jessie Henson, Amy Hill, Christopher Lowry Johnson, Mark Masyga, Kelly Parr, and Wendy Small.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Studio Mates: Group Exhibition

Jazz | Indo jazz fusion


Percussionist Eric Phinney pays tribute to two of his own teachers in music for sarangi, as well as an Indo jazz fusion composition by BSM faculty member Jocelyn Medina.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Indo jazz fusion

Classical Music | Piano recital


Neal Kirkwood is a composer and pianist. He has written over 200 works for his jazz ensembles. Kirkwood has performed and recorded with Pony Poindexter, Bobby Previte, Lindsey Horner, Phillip Johnston, Mike Clark, and has toured with vocalists Michel Hermon, Chris Connor, Abby Lincoln and Bobby McFerrin. He is also the leader of the Neal Kirkwood Octet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Piano recital

Comedy Club | No Name Comedy/Variety Show


With: Ophira Eisenberg (NPR's ‘Ask Me Another") Jillian Thomas (Ten Foot Rat Cabaret) Charles McBee (New York Comedy Festival) Subhah Agarwal (Comedy Central, MTV)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, No Name Comedy/Variety Show

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Comedy Clubs, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, An Evening of Standup Comedy

Concert | The Art Mob, an Uncommon A Cappella Group


The Art Mob, an uncommon a cappella vocal group, wows audiences with an oddball mix of arcane, witty, and occasionally heartrending music from bygone days. The 13-member Mob’s inimitable offerings include Victorian parlor songs, Sacred Harp hymns, jazz and doo-wop, 1920s radio gospel, scary old children’s ditties, Tin Pan Alley numbers, English folk tunes, temperance anthems—you name it. The Art Mob is: Brent Frederick (music director), Connie Beckley, Bernadette Bizer, Hannah Sage Campbell, Gaynor Coté, Martin Donach, Frank Donno, Richard Haas, Anne Kostick, Jaye Maynard, Dean Rainey, and Kirsten Skrinde.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
suggested donation $10
Concerts, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, The Art Mob, an Uncommon A Cappella Group
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