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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 20, 2018?

32 free events take place on December 20 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 20 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.
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32 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on December 20, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Finding the Hidden Job Market
free events nyc Celebration of Ned Rorem, One of America's Most Honored Composers
free events nyc Choral works: Christmas Carols at a Major NYC Cathedral
free events nyc Grammy-Nominated salsera Miss YaYa: Mix of Salsa, Merengue and Bachata

Workshop | Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga


Starts your day with a morning yoga practice. You will experience luxurious stretching warm-ups, empowering standing poses, and energizing breath work as we align the movements with the inhales and exhales. You will feel more awake, strong, balanced, and positive as a result of this time spent on the mat. Sun Salutations and warrior poses stimulate the seratonin in your brain (the “happy hormone) and improve self-esteem! You will be ready for anything that meets you as your day unfolds. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. You may bring your own coffee or tea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Sun Salutations and Intentions Morning Yoga

Workshop | Morning Fitness


One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build. Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost. Led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Tuesdays and Thursdays through December 28, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Morning Fitness

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 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, City Hall Tour for Individuals

Discussion | Negotiations, Denuclearization and Inter-Korean Progress


A discussion on opportunities and next steps in negotiations on Korea. Eminent thought leaders David Kang and Thomas Hubbard keynote the discussion and appear in conversation with Thomas Byrne. A holiday reception is held after.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Negotiations, Denuclearization and Inter-Korean Progress

Film | Mark Sandrich's Holiday Inn (1942): Oscar winning musical


At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer. Starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds. 100 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Mark Sandrich's Holiday Inn (1942): Oscar winning musical

Workshop | Essentials for Job Seekers: Cover Letters


Looking for a job? Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and what HR is looking for in your application. Laptops will be first-come-first-served; bring your own if you have one. Also bring paper copies of your resume/cover letter, or have the file accessible via email or flash drive. Please do not arrive late interrupting the class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Essentials for Job Seekers: Cover Letters

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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Concerts, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Bach at Noon

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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Tours, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

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
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Workshops, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Lunchtime Meditation

Workshop | Business Planning Basics


Learn about the key components of a strong business plan in just three hours!  This course will teach you how to organize your business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote your business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting your business, and develop your financial projections. You will learn about: Components of a strong business plan. Interconnectivity of marketing, finance, human resources and operations. Strategies for reaching your target customers. Developing a break-even analysis. Tools and templates that will assist you with the planning process.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Business Planning Basics

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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Gallery Talks, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Film | Too Many Girls (1940): Musical comedy by George Abbott


Mr. Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards. Starring Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller. 85 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Too Many Girls (1940): Musical comedy by George Abbott

Film | Frank Capra's Five Time Oscar Nominee It's A Wonderful Life (1946)


An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore. 130 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Frank Capra's Five Time Oscar Nominee It's A Wonderful Life (1946)

Film | The Children Act (2017): Drama with Emma Thompson


As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle. Director: Richard Eyre. Starring Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin. 105 min. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, The Children Act (2017): Drama with Emma Thompson

Film | Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018): A superhero movie based on marvel comics


As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past. Director: Peyton Reed. Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña. 118 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018): A superhero movie based on marvel comics

Party | Traditional English afternoon tea


English-style tea, black tea, Pally's rich tea biscuit will be served. “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Henry James Afternoon tea, that most quintessential of English customs is, perhaps surprisingly, a relatively new tradition. While the custom of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China and was popularised in England during the 1660s by King Charles II and his wife the Portuguese Infanta Catherine de Braganza, it was not until the mid 19th century that the concept of ‘afternoon tea’ first appeared. Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her. This pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880’s upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Partys, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Traditional English afternoon tea

Film | Vincente Minnelli's Meet Me in St. Louis (1944): 4 Oscar Nominations


In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. Starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor. 113 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Vincente Minnelli's Meet Me in St. Louis (1944): 4 Oscar Nominations

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018): Musical with Meryl Streep

Film | Vincente Minnelli's Meet Me in St. Louis (1944): 4 Oscar Nominations


In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. Starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor. 113 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Vincente Minnelli's Meet Me in St. Louis (1944): 4 Oscar Nominations

Lesson | Writing Lab


The intention is to provide artists in the community the opportunity to develop works-in-progress of writing pieces, theater texts, performance pieces and related projects. In addition to writers and performers, musicians, singers, dancers, etc., are welcome to participate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Writing Lab

Workshop | Writers Coalition


A class of writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience welcome. No prior writing experience is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Writers Coalition

Opening Reception | Exposure 2018: A Weekly Rotating Exhibition of 10 One-Person Shows


Opening receptions: Nov. 29 Dec. 6 Dec. 13 Dec. 20
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Opening Receptions, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Exposure 2018: A Weekly Rotating Exhibition of 10 One-Person Shows

Workshop | Finding the Hidden Job Market


Did you know that only 10% of job seekers actually get a job by applying online? So where can you find the jobs? Amy Geffen discusses the 4 key ways to find a job, 5 ways to expand your network, how to create a job marketing plan, how to reach out directly to companies to get interviews and job offers, and how to follow up after a meeting or interview.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Workshops, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Finding the Hidden Job Market
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Plays, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, A holiday comedy

Classical Music | Celebration of Ned Rorem, One of America's Most Honored Composers


Help celebrate of one of America’s most honored composers, Ned Rorem, as the Library commemorates his 95th year. Pianist Carolyn Enger presents an evening of music by Rorem, along with music by his student, Daron Hagen, and his friend and colleague, Leonard Bernstein. Live music performance will be accompanied by projections, plus memories from Rorem’s students, colleagues, and friends.
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Celebration of Ned Rorem, One of America's Most Honored Composers

Classical Music | Choral works: Christmas Carols at a Major NYC Cathedral


Celebrate this joyful time of the year with traditional and contemporary Christmas hymns and carols! To end the evening, the Cathedral lights are dimmed to allow the candle lights to illuminate the Cathedral as "Silent Night" is sung. Featuring Glen Cove High School Select Chorale, Edward Norris, Director. Young People's Chorus of New York, Francisco Nüñez, Director.  St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir, Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director.  The Cathedral Organs, Daniel Brondel and Michael Hey, Organists. New York Symphonic Brass
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Concerts, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Choral works: Christmas Carols at a Major NYC Cathedral
7:30 pm
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Concerts, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Holiday Concert: festive music from around the world

Concert | Grammy-Nominated salsera Miss YaYa: Mix of Salsa, Merengue and Bachata


With her strong, resonant voice and electrifying stage presence, Grammy-nominated salsera Miss YaYa brings her high-energy mix of urban salsa, merengue, and bachata to the Atrium. The native New Yorker with Dominican and Puerto Rican roots started out on television singing competitions before being named the frontwoman of the DLG salsa crew. While she still works with DLG, she has also broken out as a formidable solo artist and bandleader on the salsa scene. Join her for a perfect December night on the dance floor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, Grammy-Nominated salsera Miss YaYa: Mix of Salsa, Merengue and Bachata
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Concerts, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, One of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music
8:00 pm
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Plays, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, A drama about marriage issues
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Plays, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, A drama written by a bestselling author
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