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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 16, 2018?

12 free events take place on December 16 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 16 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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Sun, December 16, 2018
12 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on December 16, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today
free events nyc The Art Mob, an Uncommon A Cappella Group
free events nyc Broadway showtunes, American Songbook favorites

Birdwatching | Christmas Bird Count in the Park


Volunteers meet at 8am and will be split into groups. Each group will be led by an Urban Park Ranger and will move methodically within an assigned section in the park to count birds .After the bird count, soup and hot beverages will be served to volunteers at 12:30pm. You don’t have to be an experienced bird watcher to participate, but some ability to identify local birds is useful. If you are experienced with birding, please be generous in sharing your knowledge with others. BRING: • Binoculars, if you have them. They are not totally necessary, but they do make the job of identifying and counting birds easier. • Warm attire. Be prepared to keep yourself warm while keeping still.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Birdwatchings, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, Christmas Bird Count in the Park

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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10:00 am
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Tours, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, 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
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11:00 am
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Tours, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, Flatiron District Walking Tour

City Walk | Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour


The Lower East Side was once the most densely populated neighborhood on the planet. This 10 stop walking tour, will visit some major historical sites of the Jewish Lower East Side, from the late 1800's all the way up until present day. Weaving stories of triumph, heartbreak, and humor together, this tour is at once informative, entertaining, and may put you in the mood for a knish or four.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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City Walks, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, Pushcarts, Pickles, and Million Dollar Pastrami: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour

Tour | Bloomingdale Neighborhood Walking Tour


With local historian Jim Mackin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, Bloomingdale Neighborhood Walking Tour

City Walk | Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today


Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Jacobs, James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, Dave Attell, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, and Truman Capote are just a few of the thousands of accomplished artists, writers, radicals, and performers who made their way through Greenwich Village. This tour, primarily focusing on the 1950s onward, visits the hangouts that have defined legendary people and the spirit of this iconic neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
City Walks, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today

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
3:00 pm
$10 suggested...
Concerts, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, The Art Mob, an Uncommon A Cappella Group

Author Reading | Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence


Photographer Rachel Cobb presents her latest book, a portrait of Provence seen through its legendary wind, with excerpts from writings by Paul Auster, Lawrence Durrell, Jean Giono and Frédéric Mistral. Cobb spent years chasing the Mistral, which is the name of an incessant and capricious wind that inhabits the Provence region of France. In so doing, she challenged herself to photograph the invisible. As she became sensitive to the wind’s rhythms and effects, Cobb realized the Mistral was not just a weather phenomenon; it was an integral part of the fabric of Provençal life. It was everywhere, yet always unseen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Author Readings, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, Afternoon Organ Meditations

Classical Music | Bach Vespers


Program Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) Ceremony of Carols
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, Bach Vespers

Classical Music | Organ Recital


Organist Anna Lapwood has performed in Magdalen, Merton and Keble Colleges, Oxford, Pembroke, King's and Trinity College, Cambridge, Buxton Festival, Westminster Abbey, and the 2016 Three Choirs Festival. Anna is also regularly engaged to play the organ with London Contemporary Orchestra, with whom she has recently given solo performances of works by Arvo Pärt and Messiaen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:15 pm
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Concerts, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, Organ Recital

Concert | Broadway showtunes, American Songbook favorites


A full evening of Broadway showtunes, American Songbook favorites, jazz standards, and more awaits you! Bring the song you love to sing or try out that new piece you've been working on. Hostess Arianna Armon (the "Bel Canto and Can Belto" coloratura soprano from The Buxton Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, New York's Second Act Series, and Ponycon's "Lady Aria") will be on mic to guide singers and performers throughout the evening. At the piano will be Rachel Kaufman, who has music directed and/or played for over 200 musicals world-wide, including tours of Rent, Phantom of the Opera, Ain't Misbehavin', and Smokey Joe’s Café.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, Broadway showtunes, American Songbook favorites
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Musical | Sci-fi musical

Regular Price: $49
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Play | A holiday comedy

Regular Price: $50
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Play | A drama written by a bestselling author

Regular Price: $69
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