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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 9, 2019?

26 free events take place on Monday, December 9 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 9 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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Mon, December 9, 2019
26 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Monday, December 9, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Dante and Cosmology
free events nyc An Evening with Argentine Playwright Romina Paula
free events nyc Christmas and Holiday Lights Tour
free events nyc Opera Collective: The People's Opera
free events nyc Orlando: Virginia Woolf's Timeless Classic
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Workshop | Morning Meditation


Balance mind, body, and spirit in this Primordial Sound Meditation led by an instructor. Work with a personal mantra, a specific sound or vibration. Take part in a regular meditation practice that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Workshops, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Morning Meditation

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 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Film | Blinded by the Light (2019):  Found His Voice Through The Music Of Bruce Springsteen


In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen. 118 min. Director: Gurinder Chadha. Starring Billy Barratt, Ronak Singh Chadha Berges, Viveik Kalra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Blinded by the Light (2019):&nbsp; Found His Voice Through The Music Of Bruce Springsteen

Film | Bring It On (2000): Sports Comedy With Kirsten Dunst


A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships. 98 min. Director: Peyton Reed. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Bring It On (2000): Sports Comedy With Kirsten Dunst

Film | The Polar Express (2004): Three Time Oscar Nominated Animation


On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. 100 min. Director: Robert Zemeckis. Starring Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter. The Polar Express was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Original Song. It grossed $311.3 million worldwide and was later listed in the 2006 Guinness World Records as the first all-digital capture film.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, The Polar Express (2004): Three Time Oscar Nominated Animation

Author Reading | Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood


Michele Goodwin explores how states abuse laws and infringe on rights to police women and their pregnancies. This book looks at the impact of these often arbitrary laws which can result in the punishment, incarceration, and humiliation of women, particularly poor women and women of color. A conversation between Goodwin, Professor of Law at UC-Irvine School of Law, and Michelle Anderson, President of Brooklyn College, CUNY and legal expert on violence against women.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood

Lecture | Bias in Human Decisions


There's widespread concern that high-stakes decisions -- made both by humans and by algorithms -- are biased against groups defined by race, gender, and other protected traits. This talk will describe several interrelated threads of research that seek to define, detect, and combat bias in human and machine decisions, drawing on new and old ideas from statistics, computer science, law, and economics. Speaker: Sharad Goel
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lectures, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Bias in Human Decisions

Film | The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946): Oscar Nominated Film-Noir Drama With Barbara Stanwyck


A man is reunited with his childhood friend and her husband, who believe he knows the truth about the death of her rich aunt years earlier. 116 min. Director: Lewis Milestone. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott.  The Strange Love of Martha Ivers received an Academy Award nomination for Best Writing, Original Motion Picture Story.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946): Oscar Nominated Film-Noir Drama With&nbsp;Barbara Stanwyck

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 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, 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
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | I'll Be Seeing You (1944): Christmas Romance


A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance. 85 min. Directors: William Dieterle, George Cukor. Starring Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, I'll Be Seeing You (1944): Christmas Romance

Film | Digital Warriors: Women Changing the World (2019): The Net as an Activist Tool


Women around the world use social media platforms as a weapon in their struggle for equal rights. Their online campaigns against femicide in Latin America, FGM in Africa or compulsory headscarves in Iran, mobilize thousands others. Director: Bettina Kolb 52 min. In English, French, and Spanish with English subtitles. Followed by a discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Films, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Digital Warriors: Women Changing the World (2019): The Net as an Activist Tool

Author Reading | Mixed Messages: Reflections on an Italian Jewish Family and Exile


In post-World War II America, who ever heard of an Italian Jew? No one. Journalist and author Eleanor Foa, born in Italy, raised in America, daughter of a brilliant father whose Italian-Jewish roots trace back to 16th-century printers, was proud of her exotic roots, yet knew little about her lineage. In 2006, accompanied by her American born sister, she retraces the footsteps of their ancestors through northern Italy (Soragna, Cortemaggiore, Sabbioneta, Parma) and reconnects with living relatives in Turin, Naples, and Rome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Mixed Messages: Reflections on an Italian Jewish Family and Exile

Film | Polyester (1981): Housewife's World Falls Apart


A suburban housewife's world falls apart when she finds that her pornographer husband is serially unfaithful to her, her daughter is pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet. 86 min. Director: John Waters. Starring Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Polyester (1981): Housewife's World Falls Apart

Author Reading | Being Together Precedes Being: A Textbook for The Kids Want Communism


A discussion marking the publication of the book Being Together Precedes Being: A Textbook for The Kids Want Communism (Archive Books) with its editor Joshua Simon and invited artists and writers, including Irena Haiduk, Ohad Meromi, McKenzie Wark, and Tony Wood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Being Together Precedes Being: A Textbook for The Kids Want Communism

Book Club | The Hare with Amber Eyes: Graceful Family Memoir


Edmund De Waal's book is "A family memoir written with a grace and modesty that almost belie the sweep of its contents: Proust, Rilke, Japanese art, the rue de Monceau, Vienna during the Second World War. The most enchanting history lesson imaginable." - The New Yorker
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Clubs, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, The Hare with Amber Eyes: Graceful Family Memoir

Staged Reading | An Evening with Argentine Playwright Romina Paula


Romina Paula is one of Argentina's most celebrated emerging playwrights, winning critical acclaim both at home and abroad, but to date none of her plays have been translated into English. In her work, she breaks down barriers that have traditionally separated artistic genres, not least theatre and film, and investigates the synergies between documentary and fiction, gender and biography, and love and art. Paula's Fauna is a play about the making of a film that will never take place, a film that brings together a daughter, a son, an actor, and a director. Together they will attempt to tell the story of Fauna, a wild but well-read otherworldly being, who over the course of her lifetime transitions to become Fauno. Highly intertextual, reflexive, and subtly ironic, the play explores how to tell the story of one's life, how to capture what is true and real, and how to decipher where reality ends and fiction begins. The evening will feature readings from Paula's translated plays Fauna and The Whole of Time, included in the volume Fauna and Other Plays by Romina Paula.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Staged Readings, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, An Evening with Argentine Playwright Romina Paula

Lecture | Dante and Cosmology


In the early twentieth century, Albert Einstein discovered that time could stretch and space bend, and a multi-dimensional mathematics would eventually be needed to describe the cosmos that his physics predicted. In this lecture, Professor Egginton shows how, by confronting some of the greatest metaphysical problems of their day, Dante and the theologians and philosophers who inspired him anticipated Einstein's insight in surprising and at times mind-bending ways. Speaker William Egginton is the Decker Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Lectures, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Dante and Cosmology

Play | Orlando: Virginia Woolf's Timeless Classic


How many lifetimes does it take to find love? Destined to never age, Orlando's fantastical journey crosses continents, centuries, and genders to find true happiness. Beginning during the reign of Elizabeth I, we follow Orlando over the course of more than 300 years in this stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf's timeless masterpiece.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Orlando: Virginia Woolf's Timeless Classic

Performance | The Courtroom: A Re-Enactment of Deportation Proceedings


An intimate encounter with our nation's immigration court system, The Courtroom follows Elizabeth Keathley, an immigrant from the Philippines who was married to a U.S. Citizen came to this country in 2004 on a K3 Visa. After inadvertently registering to vote at the DMV in Bloomington, IL, receiving a voter registration card in the mail, and voting, her removal proceedings were set in motion. Her case began in Immigration Court and was eventually heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. The Courtroom is performed entirely verbatim from court transcripts.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, The Courtroom: A Re-Enactment of Deportation Proceedings

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 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Christmas and Holiday Lights Tour

Reading | Gender Rebels: An Evening of Trans/Queer/Nonbinary Readings


A night of fiction ranging from the surrealistic to the fantastical to the transgressive, courtesy of several upcoming LGBTQ writers in genre fiction: Fiona Maeve Geist Larissa Glasser Torrey Peters Farah Rose Smith Jeanne Thornton
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Gender Rebels: An Evening of Trans/Queer/Nonbinary Readings

Opera | Opera Collective: The People's Opera


A group of opera singers throughout New York City, seeking to make opera accessible to the general public by presenting engaging experiences of music, including opera, art song, operetta, and musical theater in New York's thriving subway stations as well as above ground. These songbirds lift their voices with more passion and talent, than can be ignored.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Opera Collective: The People's Opera

Discussion | Who Owns the City? Real Estate v. Art, Architecture and the People


Sam Stein, author of Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State, will join faculty member, alumnus and activist Shellyne Rodriguez and architect Georg Windeck for this roundtable on power, property, gentrification, art, architecture and fighting back.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Who Owns the City? Real Estate v. Art, Architecture and the People

Classical Music | Concertos By Modern Composers


David Hayes, conductor. Program Darisu Milhaud Quatre chansons de Ronsard Anders Koppel Marimba Concerto No. 1 Logan Vrankovic Piano Concerto No. 1 Known for their bold and adventurous programming, David Hayes and The Mannes Orchestra have been hailed by The New York Times for playing with "inviting warmth and solidity," and for their "intensity of focus."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Concertos By Modern Composers

Dance Performance | Experiments in Dance


A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists, and join each season in performing at the historic church. Featuring: Aleksandra Bożek-Muszyńska Magda Jędra Elisabeth Motley Emily Winkler-Morey
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Dance Performances, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Experiments in Dance
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Classical Music | Piano Works by Beethoven, and More

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Musical | A Musical About Love

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