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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 7, 2019?

25 free events take place on Saturday, December 7 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 7 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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Sat, December 7, 2019
25 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Saturday, December 7, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc The Nutcracker: A One-Hour Version of the Holiday Ballet
free events nyc Christmas and Holiday Lights Tour
free events nyc Works By Strauss and Wagner
free events nyc Handel's Messiah
free events nyc A Night Of Argentine Tangos
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, 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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10:00 am
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Tours, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Talk | Modern Art Meetup


This meetup is designed to help anyone interested in learning more about modern and contemporary art. Themes can provide an effective structure for engaging with art. Meetup participants receive a pass to MoMA to continue the conversation in MoMA’s galleries. This event takes place every other Saturday from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. The next meetup will be on 11/21/2019 at 12:30 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Talks, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Modern Art Meetup

Screening | 16mm Short Film Screenings: Artists in New York (Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Jerome Myers)


Screening of three 16mm short movies on artists in New York. Jackson Pollock (1951), (10 min.) Dir: Hans Namuth, Paul Falkenberg. From the straightforward documentation of the artist at work, and his personal explanation of what he is doing, to the original music score, everything in this film is marked with the intense quality of the late Pollock's personality. Artist in Manhattan (1968), (9 min.) Dir: Barry H. Downes, Linda Marmelstein. A portrait of Jerome Myers, a key figure in the famous Ashcan school of American art and one of the founders of the historic Armory Show of 1913. His paintings and drawings depict New York City at the beginning of the 20th century. Andy Warhol (1965), (22 min.) Dir: Marie Menken. "A long day in the life of pop artist Andy Warhol shortened into minutes: a document." Warhol is seen in his studio and at gallery showings surrounded by his signature pieces: Brillo and Campbell soup cartons, and his silkscreens of flowers and well-known personalities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Screenings, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, 16mm Short Film Screenings: Artists in New York (Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Jerome Myers)

Play | Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy


It's 1979, Mardi Gras has been officially cancelled, yet the community is still celebrating. Temporarily left in charge by the Duke, the upright and uptight Lord Angelo has decided to crack down on the city's debauchery, arresting young Claudio for impregnating his fiancee Juliet before their wedding. When virtuous Isabella, Claudio's sister, hears of his death sentence, she begs Lord Angelo for mercy. But hypocritical Angelo propositions her instead, leaving Isabella with an impossible choice: save her soul or her brother's life. In this timely production, lovers and leaders in disguise reveal how those in power take advantage of those without it - asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful? The all-black women cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Jacqueline Nwabueze (Understudy), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), and Grace Porter (Duke).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy

Performance | Rudolph's Tale: A 1964 Christmas


Gotham Radio Theatre takes you back to 1964 for an evening of classic television starring Rudolph and his merry band of misfits. It's a version of the classic tale presented with a hint of parody and vintage commercials, comprised of humorous twists and fond memories that will keep you laughing. It's an evening designed for the young AND young at heart. Two Performances Only on 11/7/2019: 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Rudolph's Tale: A 1964 Christmas

Dance Performance | The Nutcracker: A One-Hour Version of the Holiday Ballet


This one-hour version of the beloved holiday ballet performed to Tchaikovsky’s cherished score is set in Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time New York Theatre Ballet choreographer, Keith Michael.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, The Nutcracker: A One-Hour Version of the Holiday Ballet

Film | The Red Shoes (1948): Two Oscar winning British Drama


A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. 134 min. Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. Starring Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer. At the 21st Academy Awards, The Red Shoes won awards for Best Original Score and Best Art Direction. It also had nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing. Today, it is regarded as one of the best films of Powell and Pressburger's partnership, and in 1999, it was voted the 9th greatest British film of all time by the British Film Institute. In 2017, a poll of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers and critics for Time Out magazine saw it ranked the 5th best British film ever. Filmmakers such as Brian De Palma and Martin Scorsese have named it one of their all-time favourite films.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, The Red Shoes (1948): Two Oscar winning British Drama

Discussion | Afro-Atlantic Playwrights Festival Roundtable


A roundtable discussion to close the Afro-Atlantic Playwrights Festival. The festival features staged readings of works by France-Luce Benson, Zainabu Jallo, and Femi Osofisan, developed during the Cultural Diaspora Playwrights Residency at Camargo (June 2018), curated by noted playwright and theatre director Carlyle Brown. Moderated by Professor Judith Miller, a specialist of French literature and Afro-French theatre, the roundtable will address the influence of the diaspora experience on playwrights from both sides of the Atlantic. Please join the playwrights, directors, actors, and other special guests for an afternoon of lively conversation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Afro-Atlantic Playwrights Festival Roundtable

Dance Performance | DraftWork: Dance Works-in-Progress


Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal, free Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development. Performances are followed by discussion and a reception with the artists and curator. With: Doug LeCours Michael Parmelee
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Dance Performances, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, DraftWork: Dance Works-in-Progress

Workshop | Writing workshop


Looking for a space to share your writing and receive feedback from other writers? Then this new writing workshop which is open to writers of all levels waits for you! And for those who are shy, each person's work will be shared in an anonymous manner. Participants can bring any work that they'd like to share. All forms of writing are accepted (i.e. screenplay, nonfiction, poetry, fiction, etc) and at all stages (first draft, final draft, anything in between). Print-outs will be collected at the beginning of the session and then redistributed anonymously, to be read aloud and discussed amongst the group. Depending on the size of the group, how much work each person can share will be decided (to begin, it is suggested to bring no more than 500 words).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Writing workshop

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Concert At The Coolest Classical Music Concerts Location In NYC

Museums | Museum Programs of Art, Performance, and Participation for All


At this monthly event, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment, including dynamic performances and participatory experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Museumss, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Museum Programs of Art, Performance, and Participation for All

Opening Reception | Cleaner: A Video Work of Cinematic Scale


A solo exhibition by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy. A video work of cinematic scale, Cleaner traces the creative awakening of a maintenance worker. Her movements are framed within the routines of manual labor, yet set against the hermetic work environment of the tech economy. The film, shot on location at the headquarters of Kickstarter, while the artists were residents there in 2018, juxtaposes the physicality of traditional labor with the abstraction of technological work through its use of soaring camera movement, precise framing, and choreography inspired by everyday gestures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Cleaner: A Video Work of Cinematic Scale

Opening Reception | Artist Talk: SurveillAnts


SurveillAnts is an interactive, biological installation that explores the unseen world of ants. Tracing the movements of living harvester ants, the artists reveal emergent patterns and interactions, inviting the audience to contemplate the relationship between individual and collective, and between emergent systems at different scales--from the micro to the macro. The effect is a real-time, augmented reality ant farm, that allows participants to explore the relationships between individual ants and their collective superorganism. The piece aims to provoke the audience's curiosity about non-human life, touching on themes of emergent intelligence, biological algorithms, systemic pattern making, and creation. About the Artists Gal Nissim is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist and researcher who bridges art, science, and technology to create interactive work that invites participants to explore the dynamic relationship between nature, culture, and human-made environments. Leslie Ruckman is a Brooklyn-based designer and researcher exploring the impacts of an increasingly technologically mediated society.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Artist Talk: SurveillAnts

Classical Music | Works by J.S.Bach, Mahler and more


Program A. Bruckner Two Aequali for 3 trombones S. Barber "Let Down the Bars, O Death" chorus a cappella J.S. Bach Cantata Ach wie flüchtig ach wie nichtig, BWV 26 J.S. Bach Cantata Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende, BWV 28 G. Mahler  Finale from Symphony No.3 With: Columbia University Bach Society.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Works by J.S.Bach, Mahler and more

Opera | Celebrating The Life And Art Of Renowned Tenor


An opera concert celebrating life and art of tenor Francisco Casanova with arias, duets and ensembles of world-famous operas. Praised for his expressive bel-canto style, in the tradition of Aureliano Pertile and Pier Miranda Ferraro, Francisco Casanova has sung for over 25 years in the great theaters of the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Theatre dell'Opera di Roma, and many more, performing an extensive repertory comprising a total of 56 leading tenor roles - twenty two by Giuseppe Verdi alone. The presenters: Matthew Laifer Artists Management and Concert Organization Grandi Voci (mezzo Natasha Novitskaia). The singers are friends, colleagues of Francisco Casanova and also singers from Matthew Laifer Artists Management. Famous arias, duets and ensembles will be performed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Celebrating The Life And Art Of Renowned Tenor

Play | Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy


It's 1979, Mardi Gras has been officially cancelled, yet the community is still celebrating. Temporarily left in charge by the Duke, the upright and uptight Lord Angelo has decided to crack down on the city's debauchery, arresting young Claudio for impregnating his fiancee Juliet before their wedding. When virtuous Isabella, Claudio's sister, hears of his death sentence, she begs Lord Angelo for mercy. But hypocritical Angelo propositions her instead, leaving Isabella with an impossible choice: save her soul or her brother's life. In this timely production, lovers and leaders in disguise reveal how those in power take advantage of those without it - asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful? The all-black women cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Jacqueline Nwabueze (Understudy), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), and Grace Porter (Duke).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy

Dance Performance | The Nutcracker: A One-Hour Version of the Holiday Ballet


This one-hour version of the beloved holiday ballet performed to Tchaikovsky's cherished score is set in Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time New York Theatre Ballet choreographer, Keith Michael.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, The Nutcracker: A One-Hour Version of the Holiday Ballet

Tour | Christmas and Holiday Lights Tour


See the holiday lights of midtown. Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Remember to bring your Metrocard.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Pay-what-you-wish
Tours, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Christmas and Holiday Lights Tour

Discussion | Critical Perspectives on Hong Kong


The unprecedented mass uprising in Hong Kong, now half a year long, has been met with increasingly brutal repression by Hong Kong's Beijing-backed authorities. 5,000 people have been arrested, two young people have been shot, and the Hong Kong police laid siege to a major local university for over a week. A broad "non-compliance" movement has started, including blocking transit systems, to compel a general strike. Local citizens have even launched an effort to collectively unionize across industries in preparation for a longer-term economic war. Meanwhile, the analysis of Hong Kong from the Western left has been largely overshadowed by Sinophobic voices on the Western right or simply dismissed by leftists who suspect imperialist meddling on the United States' part. Lost in this are the narratives of Hong Kong leftists, who have played important if little-acknowledged roles in this year's movement. What are the sociopolitical conditions that have catalyzed the biggest mass protest Hong Kong has ever seen? What is the unique nature of colonial capital and the relationship between local government, the PRC, business elites, and the city's workers and migrants? How can we situate Hong Kong's struggle within a broader internationalist left politics? How can minoritarian subjects in the Hong Kong diaspora critically and responsibly engage with the movement? This is a discussion with two members of Lausan Collective, a group translating and sharing decolonial perspectives in Hong Kong.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Critical Perspectives on Hong Kong

Performance | Writers in Performance Showcase: Dream


Writers in Performance is a 12-week writing and performance workshop culminating in two public presentations.  Throughout the course of the workshop, talented actors, playwrights, poets and storytellers have explored writing exercises, theater games, improvisation, movement techniques, and ensemble work in a safe, creative environment. This season, the theme and title of the Writers in Performance show is “Dream.” Writers in Performance participants are diverse by design; not only in ethnicity, but by age, and experience as well, mixing professionals with students. The troupe will showcase the monologues and short scenes they have been crafting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Writers in Performance Showcase: Dream

Classical Music | Handel's Messiah


The Barnard-Columbia Chorus and student soloists bring this beloved work to the community for the festive holiday season.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
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Concerts, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Handel's Messiah

Opera | Works By Strauss and Wagner


Program R. Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite Wagner Siegfried Final Scene Canadian Soprano, Sarah Cambidge has made important house and role debuts this 2018-19 season, including Chrysothemis in Elektra at the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, Sieglinde in Die Walkure at l'Opera National de Bordeaux, and returning to the San Francisco Opera for her role debut as the Foreign Princess, in Rusalka. Cambidge also made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the Dama di Lady Macbeth [Lady in Waiting] in their production of Macbeth. Tenor Kyle van Schoonhoven made his debut on the San Francisco Opera stage as Young Servant in Strauss' Elektra, and covered the leading roles of Cavaradossi, in Tosca, George and Uncle Billy Bailey, in Jake Heggie's It's a Wonderful Life, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Aegisth in Elektra, Froh in Das Rheingold, and Siegmund in Die Walkure.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Works By Strauss and Wagner

Concert | A Night Of Argentine Tangos


Violinist Machiko Ozawa, a former concertmaster of Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de las Artes, gave her debut recital at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall as a winner of the Artists International Competition. Subsequently she has given numerous solo recitals in U.S. and Japan at major venues such as Merkin Concert Hall, Kennedy Center Performing Arts and Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, among others. Pianist Pablo Cafici always played and produced several bands of musical genres in Argentina over the world including Tango, Flamenco, Fusion, Reggae, Rock, Pop and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, A Night Of Argentine Tangos
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