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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 26, 2018?

13 free events take place on Wednesday, December 26 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 today, tonight, tomorrow and 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 26 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!

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 example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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Wed, December 26, 2018
13 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Dance on Film: 200 Years of Petipa, the Man Who Created The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty
free events nyc Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today

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 26, 2018, 12/26/2018, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

City Walk | The NYC Diner Tour: The Rise, Fall, and Resiliency of the Everything Restaurant


From solitary eggs and toast to memorable late night hangs to infinite movie cameos, New York City Diners are an essential, albeit fading, component of NYC culture and attitude. This tour charts the rise of the "everything restaurant," celebrates its heyday in the second part of the 20th century, and examines the current state of the diner amidst the ever-changing economic conditions and everyday priorities of the city and its residents.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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City Walks, December 26, 2018, 12/26/2018, The NYC Diner Tour: The Rise, Fall, and Resiliency of the Everything Restaurant

Workshop | Chinese tile-based game MahJong


Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, December 26, 2018, 12/26/2018, Chinese tile-based game MahJong

Film | Goodbye Again (1933): a married woman chases a playboy writer


Flirtatious mix-ups abound when a celebrated novelist tangles with an old flame and her irate husband. Will his savvy secretary save his neck if she is secretly in love with him also? Director: Michael Curtiz. Starring Warren William, Genevieve Tobin, Joan Blondell, Helen Chandler & Ruth Donnelly. 64 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:15 am
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Films, December 26, 2018, 12/26/2018, Goodbye Again (1933): a married woman chases a playboy writer

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 26, 2018, 12/26/2018, Bach at Noon

Screening | Dance on Film: 200 Years of Petipa, the Man Who Created The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty


In celebration of the bicentennial of Marius Petipa’s birth, The New York Times’ Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay will conclude his two-part exploration into the work of this master choreographer. Marius Ivanovich Petipa, born Victor Marius Alphonse Petipa (1818 – 1910), was a French and Russian ballet dancer, pedagogue and choreographer. Petipa is considered to be one of the most influential ballet masters and choreographers in ballet history. Marius Petipa is noted for his long career as Premier maître de ballet (First Ballet Master) of the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatres, a position he held from 1871 until 1903. Petipa created over fifty ballets, some of which have survived in versions either faithful to, inspired by, or reconstructed from the original. Among these works, he is most known for The Pharaoh's Daughter (1862); Don Quixote (1869); La Bayadère (1877); The Sleeping Beauty (1890); The Nutcracker (likely choreographed by Lev Ivanov, perhaps with Petipa's counsel and instruction) (1892); Raymonda (1898). Petipa revived a substantial number of works created by other choreographers. Many of these revivals would go on to become the definitive editions on which all subsequent productions would be based. The most famous of these revivals were Le Corsaire, Giselle, La Esmeralda, Coppélia, and Swan Lake (with Lev Ivanov).
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Screenings, December 26, 2018, 12/26/2018, Dance on Film: 200 Years of Petipa, the Man Who Created The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty

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 26, 2018, 12/26/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Tour | Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour


A tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 26, 2018, 12/26/2018, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

Film | Blake Edwards' A Shot in the Dark (1964): Inspector Clouseau on the Case


Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate. Stars: Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders. 102 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 26, 2018, 12/26/2018, Blake Edwards' A Shot in the Dark (1964): Inspector Clouseau on the Case

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 26, 2018, 12/26/2018, Historic Greenwich Village Tour: Beats, Bohemians, and Icons from the 1950's to Today

Lesson | Learn to play chess


Learn to play the most popular game ever: a game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Lessons, December 26, 2018, 12/26/2018, Learn to play chess

Film | Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief (1955): Oscar-Winning Suspense


When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence. Starring Cary Grant, Jessie Royce Landis and Grace Kelly. 106 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Films, December 26, 2018, 12/26/2018, Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief (1955): Oscar-Winning Suspense

Author Reading | Storyworthy: tips and techniques for narrators


We are always telling stories. In communicating with family and friends, we are constantly narrating events and interpreting our personal feelings and actions. We make choices about what to emphasize and what to gloss over. We tell stories to entertain, express ourselves, and make sense of the world. Elementary school teacher, author, and award-winning Moth storyteller Matthew Dicks believes everyone has a story to tell, and has tips and techniques for narrators of all stripes on constructing, telling, and polishing a tale. He will be in conversation with writer and editor Erin Barker, two-time winner of The Moth's Grandslam and the artistic director of science storytelling organization The Story Collider.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Author Readings, December 26, 2018, 12/26/2018, Storyworthy: tips and techniques for narrators
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Musical | Film Noir Musical

Regular Price: $45
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Play | Parody of an Iconic TV Personality

Regular Price: $49
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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