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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 15, 2018?

37 free events take place on December 15 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 15 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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37 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on December 15, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Union Square, Broadway, and SoHo Historic Walking Tour
free events nyc What the Dickens? Ninth Annual A Christmas Carol Marathon Reading
free events nyc Creative Sculpture Workshop: Explore 3D Design with Cardboard
free events nyc Ancient Russian Romances, Italian Serenades, Songs in English and Hebrew
free events nyc East Village Sights and Sounds Tour
free events nyc Works by Shostakovich, Debussy and more

Classical Music | Orchestral works


Conductor Tanatchaya Chanphanitpornkit is orchestra director of Nyack High School and conductor of concert orchestra at Manhattan School of Music Precollege. She’s also a doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Orchestral works

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
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Tours, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | Roosevelt House Public Tour


Roosevelt House - the landmark former double townhouse of Franklin, Eleanor and Sara Delano Roosevelt, and now owned by Hunter College - offers visitors a chance to get closer to a family as unique as the city they inhabited, and to explore the private spaces where some of the most iconic public policy of the 20th century was shaped. Hear about FDR's rise to the presidency after his struggle with polio, Eleanor's activism for civil rights and human rights, and Sara's support for interracial and interfaith initiatives. Hear the voices of the Roosevelts and their visitors, and see Roosevelt memorabilia, photographs, and documents. ·
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walk | Manhattan Christmas and Holiday Walk


Walk down 57th Street across to 42nd Street and up 42nd Street (with a short walk on Madison Avenue– 57th Street to 72nd Street and back to 57th Street. Relaxed walking, about four to five hours. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens. Rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Manhattan Christmas and Holiday Walk

Classical Music | Choral works


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City Walk | Union Square, Broadway, and SoHo Historic Walking Tour


Learn about the making of New York City's most notable and celebrated public squares. Then, take a stroll down New York's most famous street--learn about its origins as a Lenape trail, and how it eventually became the main artery of the most populous city in the United States. Finally, we walk through scenic SoHo, exploring both the neighborhood's recent history as well as some sordid tales from centuries past.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
City Walks, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Union Square, Broadway, and SoHo Historic Walking Tour

Workshop | Origami Meetup Group


A group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - the ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshop | Sun Print Workshop for Beginners


Cyanotype workshop is led by professional photograph Tricia Rosenkilde, to explore the process of sun printing. Dive into the history of this ground breaking art form and create beautiful handmade works. Cyanotype printing (aka sun printing) is a process using sunlight to develop visually stunning photograms on paper. You're welcome to bring materials to photogram from home or the objects we provide. Beginners encouraged. Each participant will walk away with a frame-ready, one-of-a-kind pieces of art that you can gift to friends and family, or keep for yourself! 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Sun Print Workshop for Beginners

Workshop | Yoga for beginners


In this session you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system. No prior experience with yoga is necessary. Can relieve chronic ailments Can relieve stress, anxiety and tension Strengthens the spine Takes only 5-10 minutes to practice daily  Please bring a yoga mat and a towel, and arrive on an empty stomach.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Reading | What the Dickens? Ninth Annual A Christmas Carol Marathon Reading


Dozens of terrific writers and performers gather for a reading of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic. Drop in early and often to catch a selection of performers, or linger through the afternoon for the whole, spirited tale. Festivities will kick off at 12PM with Christmas caroling from members of the New York City Master Chorale. The reading will begin at 1PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Readings, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, What the Dickens? Ninth Annual A Christmas Carol Marathon Reading

Tour | Roosevelt House Public Tour


Roosevelt House - the landmark former double townhouse of Franklin, Eleanor and Sara Delano Roosevelt, and now owned by Hunter College - offers visitors a chance to get closer to a family as unique as the city they inhabited, and to explore the private spaces where some of the most iconic public policy of the 20th century was shaped. Hear about FDR's rise to the presidency after his struggle with polio, Eleanor's activism for civil rights and human rights, and Sara's support for interracial and interfaith initiatives. Hear the voices of the Roosevelts and their visitors, and see Roosevelt memorabilia, photographs, and documents. ·
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Roosevelt House Public Tour

Workshop | Writer's corner


Supportive gatherings where creative people meet, read their work, discuss craft, talk about how to improve and how to achieve their goals as writers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Writer's corner

Book Club | Walter Mosley's John Woman


John Woman recounts the transformation of an unassuming boy named Cornelius Jones into John Woman, an unconventional history professor―while the legacy of a hideous crime lurks in the shadows. Walter Mosley is an American novelist, most widely recognized for his crime fiction. He has written a series of best-selling historical mysteries featuring the hard-boiled detective Easy Rawlins, a black private investigator and World War II veteran living in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.  Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion. First come, first seated. Please arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Walter Mosley's John Woman

Book Signing | Book talk with the author of Well Read Black Girl


A special conversation and book signing with Glory Edim, founder and author of Well Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, during its special Harlem Holiday Marketplace. In this timely anthology, Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of the best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we all—regardless of gender, race, religion, or ability—have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Reading | Shakespeare for Everyone: The Tragedie of Cymbeline


The Tragedie of Cymbeline, also known as Cymbeline, King of Britain, is a play by William Shakespeare set in Ancient Britain and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline. 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.
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Workshop | Creative Sculpture Workshop: Explore 3D Design with Cardboard


Learn how to design and build three-dimensional objects from recycled cardboard! This workshop will include construction, design and assembly methods. There will be a demonstration of applying volume to a flat shape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Workshops, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Creative Sculpture Workshop: Explore 3D Design with Cardboard

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Club | Pulp magazines collectors club


If you collect, read, or interested in classic Pulp magazines, join the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club. The group members meet once a month to talk about their favorite subject: popular fiction magazines from the first half of the 20th century. They discuss what they've been reading along with new developments in the fields of reprints, movies, TV, auctions, conventions, "New Pulp" fiction, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talk | Break Free from Limiting Beliefs: How to Live a Life You Truly Love


Speaker, trainer and certified professional coach Barbara Phillips will help participants get greater clarity about what is holding them back from what they want in their lives - and learn simple strategies to move beyond perceived limitations into a life they love living.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tour | Roosevelt House Public Tour


Roosevelt House - the landmark former double townhouse of Franklin, Eleanor and Sara Delano Roosevelt, and now owned by Hunter College - offers visitors a chance to get closer to a family as unique as the city they inhabited, and to explore the private spaces where some of the most iconic public policy of the 20th century was shaped. Hear about FDR's rise to the presidency after his struggle with polio, Eleanor's activism for civil rights and human rights, and Sara's support for interracial and interfaith initiatives. Hear the voices of the Roosevelts and their visitors, and see Roosevelt memorabilia, photographs, and documents. ·
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City Walk | East Village Sights and Sounds Tour


Downtown Manhattan's East Village is one of NYC's most beloved neighborhood's for good reason--it's home to one of the world's most renown centers of architectural study, a 163 year old bar, was the center of the punk rock scene and Nuyorican literary movement, and even holds a cemetery where a President was once buried. This walking tour showcases the the rich history of a neighborhood that means so much to so many.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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City Walks, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, East Village Sights and Sounds Tour

Lesson | Meditation for Relaxation


This session offers simple but powerful practices involving the breath, as well as a guided meditation to bring stability, balance and a deep sense of relaxation to both body and mind. No prior meditation experience needed.  Please arrive on an empty stomach condition.
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Concert | Ancient Russian Romances, Italian Serenades, Songs in English and Hebrew


Singer Lyudmila Krivorutskaya will perform a program will feature ancient Russian romances, lyrical songs, serenades in Italian, psalms, and songs in English and Hebrew. Pianist Svetlana Levina will perform classical works by famous composers of the 19th and 20th centuries.
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Ancient Russian Romances, Italian Serenades, Songs in English and Hebrew

Workshop | Adult Colormania Club


If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try the new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress.  Materials will be provided.
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Workshop | Creative Writing Class


Attendees will discover the value of their own stories.  Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
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Film | Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018): Musical with Meryl Streep


Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past. Director: Ol Parker. Starring Lily James, Amanda Seyfried.  114 min.
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Films, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018): Musical with Meryl Streep

Film | The Men (1950): Oscar nominee drama with Marlon Brando


A paralized war vet tries to adjust to the world without the use of his limbs. Director: Fred Zinnemann. Starring Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane. 85 min. 
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Films, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, The Men (1950): Oscar nominee drama with Marlon Brando

Film | The Preacher's Wife (1996): Oscar winning comedy-drama with Whitney Houston


An angel comes to Earth to help a preacher save his church and his family. Director: Penny Marshall. Starring Denzel Washington, Courtney B. Vance. 123 min.
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Films, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, The Preacher's Wife (1996): Oscar winning comedy-drama with Whitney Houston

Concert | Holiday Songbook


A concert of new holiday music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists.
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Play | A Short Play to Nourish the Mind and Soul: Gwendolyn's Love


Staged reading of an unusual short play about love in the aisles. Written by Cesi Davidson. Directed by Jeannine Foster-McKelvia.  Featuring Gregory Bastien and Ashlee Danielle & Betsy Rosen.
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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.
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Classical Music | Afternoon Organ Meditations


Forty-five minute organ meditations celebrating the diverse repertoire of the pipe organ. The program features the great repertoire of the organ on the 101-rank Pipe Organ built by Herman Schlicker and the 5 stop chamber organ built by Taylor and Boody Organ Builders. Takes place every Saturday and Sunday from September 9 2018 to May 26 2019.
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City Walk | Evening in Dyker Heights Holiday Walk


About 4 miles. Walk to see Christmas decorations in Dyker Heights. Call leader to confirm that walk is on. Dress for the weather.
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Author Reading | A Velocity of Being : Maria Popova and guests


A collection of letters to young readers, A Velocity of Being compiles the words of contemporary artists, writers, scientists, philosophers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and adventurers as they reflect on the power of reading, and its ability to make the spirit soar. In response to each letter, artists, illustrators, and graphic designers of note have created original artwork to accompany the prose. To celebrate the book’s release into the world, a number of its contributors will take to the stage; one of the editors Maria Popova will be present and there will be featured readings and performances by: Jad Abumrad, Diane Ackerman, Paola Antonelli, Sophie Blackall, Alexander Chee, Adam Gopnik, Paul Holdengräber, Sarah Kay, Dawn Landes, Janna Levin, Morley, Annalee Newitz, William Powers, Amanda Stern, Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, and Naomi Wolf. 
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Classical Music | Repertory Orchestra


Conductor Felipe Tristan has conducted performances in China, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, Panama, and across the U.S.—in Chicago, Houston, Washington D.C., San Diego, New Orleans, and Minneapolis—as well as on some of New York’s foremost stages, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Merkin Hall, and the DiMenna Center.
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Classical Music | Works by Shostakovich, Debussy and more


Pre-College Symphony; Adam Glaser, conductor; Charled Zandieh, cello. Program Shostakovich (1906-1975) Festive Overture, Op. 96 Debussy (1862-1918) Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Kabalevsky (1904-1987) Cello concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 49 Dvorak (1841-1904) Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Works by Shostakovich, Debussy and more

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.
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