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33 free events take place on Friday, December 13 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 13 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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Conference | Prevention Activism: Advancing Historical Dialogue In Post-Conflict Settings


Prevention activism—that is, the effort to record, acknowledge, address and redress the violent past— seeks to counter nationalist myths and identities that are central ingredients of ethnic and political violence. Its goal is to deny the propensity for the future escalation of violence by acknowledging the role that the misuse of history has played in dividing societies. In other words, by enhancing public discussions about the past, prevention activism has become a central part of the efforts in post-conflict societies, as well as in democratic societies, to come to terms with their violent past. This conference seeks to explore activities that can be defined as “prevention activism”, and their academic analysis. What forms do projects and initiatives take to address past violence, and what impact have they had? These projects often range from civil society initiatives, to government-instated commissions, to the work of international bodies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Conferences, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Prevention Activism: Advancing Historical Dialogue In Post-Conflict Settings

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

Lecture | The Flight East: WW2 Refugees in Tashkent, Tehran and Tel Aviv


Beginning in September 1941 and throughout the war, Central Asia and Iran became places of refuge to hundreds of thousands of Jewish and Catholic Polish citizens. Mikhal Dekel, whose father was a child refugee in Tehran, will recount the research and writing process of this epic yet relatively unknown Holocaust story, told in her new book Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey. She will discuss the circumstances that brought her father and hundreds of thousands of others from Poland to the Soviet interior, Central Asia, Iran, India and Palestine and talk about the refugees' experiences in each locale and the mutual impact of refugees and host countries on each other.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
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Lectures, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, The Flight East: WW2 Refugees in Tashkent, Tehran and Tel Aviv

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. "The term 'baroque' has been widely used since the 19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750... Many famous composers from the first part of the baroque period came from Italy and have a link with Venice, including Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, but moved to Venice where he was 'maestro di capella' at the San Marco basilica. Vivaldi was born in Venice and was one of the greatest baroque composers. It is thanks to these strong musical traditions of Venice that we have today's music. Without Venetian church music and Monteverdi's advances with polyphony, the great traditions of choral music in England, France, and Germany would never have developed. Without the operas written by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi, not only would the later styles of opera never have been invented. There would be no basis for the American Musical or the German and Viennese Operetta, the Spanish Zarzuela, and even rock, pop, and contemporary music as we know it." The Venice Insider Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 10, 2019 to May 20, 2020.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Bach at Noon

Tour | Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour


Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban historians Peter Laskowich and Madeleine Levi. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour

Film | Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007): Comedy With Rowan Atkinson And Willem Dafoe,


Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two come back together. On the way he discovers France, bicycling, and true love, among other things. Director: Steve Bendelack. Starring Rowan Atkinson, Willem Dafoe, Steve Pemberton. Culminating in a worldwide total of $229,736,344, the film has become commercially successful considering its $25 million budget.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007): Comedy With&nbsp;Rowan Atkinson And Willem Dafoe,

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 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, 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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Workshops, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | Battle of the Bulge (1965): Epic War Movie With Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw And Robert Ryan


A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II. 167 min. Director: Ken Annakin. Starring Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan.  Battle of the Bulge got two Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Score. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Battle of the Bulge (1965): Epic War Movie With&nbsp;Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw And Robert Ryan

Film | Long Shot (2019) With Charlize Theron: His Childhood Crush Running For Presidency


Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly. 125 min. Director: Jonathan Levine. Starring Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Long Shot (2019) With Charlize Theron: His Childhood Crush Running For Presidency

Film | Ma (2019):  Psychological Horror With Octavia Spencer


A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host. 99 min. Director: Tate Taylor. Starring Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis.  Ma has grossed $60.6 million worldwide. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Ma (2019):&nbsp;&nbsp;Psychological Horror With&nbsp;Octavia Spencer

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 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, The Polar Express (2004): Three Time Oscar Nominated Animation

Film | Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932): A Bookseller Saves A Tramp From Drowning And Shelters Him


A bookseller saves a tramp from drowning and shelters him, but the tramp's odd behavior starts to wear everyone down. 85 min. Director: Jean Renoir. Starring Michel Simon, Marcelle Hainia, Severine Lerczinska. In French with English subtitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932): A Bookseller Saves A Tramp From Drowning And Shelters Him

Discussion | How To Create An Elevator Pitch


A proven way to make a positive first impression and spark interest from strangers is with a well-crafted elevator pitch. It communicates your core information quickly and is adaptable at a cocktail party, at the gym, or at a professional conference. Your elevator pitch can also be tweaked for LinkedIn, cover letters, email introductions, and cold calls. This workshop offers 3 strategies for writing a polished elevator pitch. Learn how to effortlessly answer, "So what do you do?" with confidence. Sherry Natkow is a career specialist and certified resume writer in private practice in Manhattan. When she's not delivering lively workshops, she's helping job seekers, one-on-one, work smarter on their job search, and move faster to new employment opportunities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, How To Create An Elevator Pitch

Lecture | Human Energetics in a Changing Climate


Speaker: Stephanie Levy, Hunter College
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Human Energetics in a Changing Climate

Opening Reception | 8th Annual Yorkville Holiday Exhibit


Since 2011, this high quality, all hand-crafted showcase of locally made goods has offered unique holiday gifts with a personal point of view. Come browse ceramics, jewelry, textiles, photography, edibles and more, all presented in a warm, gracious, and serene wood paneled setting. Most of the artists have decades of studio experience, and many teach their craft as well. The opening reception offers complimentary wine and delicious nibbles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, 8th Annual Yorkville Holiday Exhibit

Other | Christmas Tree Lighting


Celebrate the winter solstice and the winter holidays with music and refreshments. They will light up one of the amazing collection of evergreens in the park's pinetum.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concert | 3 Folk Music Arts


With: Joanna Schubert, Daniel Rauchwerk, and May Cheung
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, 3 Folk Music Arts

Film | Side Street (1950): Film Noir with Farley Granger


A struggling young father-to-be gives in to temptation and impulsively steals money from the office of a shady lawyer - with catastrophic consequences. Director: Anthony Mann 83 min. Free popcorn will be served, and a discussion will follow the screening.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Side Street (1950): Film Noir with Farley Granger

Film | In the Aisles (2018): Supermarket Story


Christian begins to work as a shelf stacker at a supermarket and finds himself in a new, unknown world: the long aisles, the bustle at the checkouts, the forklifts. Director: Thomas Stuber Stars: Sandra Hüller, Franz Rogowski, Peter Kurth 120 min. In German with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, In the Aisles (2018): Supermarket Story

Discussion | Capitals of Fashion: Paris vs. Florence, Rome, and Milan


Dr. Valerie Steele, Director of The Museum at F.I.T., in conversation with Grazia d'Annunzio of Universita Statale di Milano. It will be an opportunity to explore how Paris and Italian cities such as Florence, Rome, and Milan confront each other in establishing their fashion monopoly. Just think of Dior, Givenchy and Saint Laurent. Think of Pucci, Valentino, Armani and many more...
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Discussions, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Capitals of Fashion: Paris vs. Florence, Rome, and Milan

Poetry Reading | Live Mag!: Publication Party and Celebration


Featuring poetry, performance, and projections. The launch of issue 16 also honors Bob Hershon--the editor and publisher of Hanging Loose for a half-century--with a lifetime achievement award. Editor's Jeffrey Cyphers and Ilka Scobie present readings by Bob Hershon, Lewis Warsh, Helixx Armageddon, and Susan Lewis, a performance by Jorge Clar. Scooter LaForge and Luigi Cazzanigi team up to create magical projections and an atmosphere of celebratory fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Live Mag!: Publication Party and Celebration

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
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Plays, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Orlando: Virginia Woolf's Timeless Classic

Screening | A Night of Comedy: Doorstop Production Shorts


Doorstop Productions hosts a night of amazing short comedies featuring iPhones with an evil agenda, feminized money, talking vending machines, and delicious inanimate objects. These daring and wildly entertaining works will transport you to heretofore unexplored realities and display the creative potential of the cinematic short form. And Doorstop will be premiering their latest short film Siri-Ous Business, directed by award-winning filmmaker Stephanie Stender.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Screenings, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, A Night of Comedy: Doorstop Production Shorts

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
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Dance Performance | Dance and Percussion


Dancer and choreographer Irene Koloseus has performed throughout the US, West Africa and Europe, appearing with world-renowned tap artists such as Dr. James “Buster” Brown, Savion Glover, Josh Hilberman and Roxane Butterfly.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Dance and Percussion

Comedy Club | No Name Comedy/Variety Show


With: Lee Alan Barrett Megan Sass Charles McBee
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, No Name Comedy/Variety Show

Classical Music | Works By Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven


Nada Radulovich, cello; Cullan Bryant, piano. Pianist Cullan Bryant has appeared in recitals with members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, New York City Ballet Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Boston Symphony and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in such venues as Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Detroit's Orchestra Hall. "The authenticity and strength of cellist Nada Radulovich, removes the melancholy that we all carry inside our souls." - Sonograma online
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Works By Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven

Reading | Writing Kashmir: Literature and Resistance Under Occupation


For too long, the voices of Kashmiris have been muted by India’s military occupation there and the positioning of Kashmir as a pawn in the dispute between India and Pakistan. India’s clampdown on communication in Kashmir–under which writers and dissidents are under assault, internet and phone lines are cut, and freedom of assembly is denied–is intended to further intimidate and silence Kashmiris. Readings by Kashmiri writers from the diaspora followed by a conversation about how Kashmiris are continuing to resist attempts to silence and co-opt their voices. With: Ather Zia, Samia Shafi
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Readings, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Writing Kashmir: Literature and Resistance Under Occupation

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, An Evening of Standup Comedy

Classical Music | Modern Works For Percussion


Harrison Honor, percussion. Percussionist Harrison Honor has appeared as a soloist in the Boston Symphony Prelude Series, as well as the Juilliard Orchestra Focus Festival. Program Joseph Pereira Echi Dromi Rand Steiger Elusive Peace Christian Wolff Exercise 32 Iannis Xenakis Dmaathen
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Concerts, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Modern Works For Percussion

Concert | The Art Mob, An Uncommon A Cappella Group


Longtime a cappella vocal group The Art Mob presents its fall concert series celebrating Sin! They sing about it with gusto, and what a rich musical vein to mine: Adultery, drunkenness, gambling, jealousy, lying, murder, prostitution, stealing, and more! And, of course, repentance. The Art Mob is: Brent Frederick (music director), Connie Beckley, Bernadette Bizer, Hannah Sage Campbell, Gaynor Coté, Martin Donach, Frank Donno, Avi Drissman, Richard Haas, Raelyn Hennessee, Anne Kostick, Jaye Maynard, Dean Rainey, and Kirsten Skrinde.
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Concerts, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, The Art Mob, An Uncommon A Cappella Group

Concert | Bossa Nova, Capoeira, Jazz and More


The Brazilian musician and actor Carlos Dias has appeared in many of Brazil's highest-rated novelas (soap operas) and musical productions imported from Broadway; sung pop-jazz at top New York venues; worked as an acrobatic dancer; and recorded several CDs of dance music and American standards. In his performance "The living room", Carlos Dias as a soloist, travels through his Brazilian roots from the Capoeira and Bossa Nova to Jazz. Playing his Berimbau, the pandeiro and the guitar, he talks about his music influences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
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Concerts, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Bossa Nova, Capoeira, Jazz and More
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