free things to do in New York City
Free events for Tuesday, 12/17/19
<

December 2019

>
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City!  Read More

Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 17, 2019?

33 free events take place on Tuesday, December 17 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 17 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.
Join the Club!

Go!
The quality and quantity of
free events,
free things to do
that happen in New York City
every day of the year
is truly amazing.

So don't miss the opportunities
that only New York provides:
stop wondering what to do;
start taking advantage of
free events to go to,
free things to do in NYC
today!

Tue, December 17, 2019
33 Free events, free things to do in New York (NYC)

All events, things to do on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Piano Works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Brahms, The Rolling Stones, Mozart, Simon & Garfunkel, and More
free events nyc Tarantino's Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (2019): Comedy Drama With Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt And Margot Robbie
free events nyc The Essential Cameo: Alfred Hitchcock as Actor
free events nyc Works By Beethoven, Brahms and More For Violin
More Editor's Picks for 12/17/19

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
Join the Club!
Go!
8:30 am
Free
Workshops, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, 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
Join the Club!
Go!
10:00 am
Free
Tours, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Zumba Jumpstart


A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop and more! Enthusiastic Instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends!
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
10:30 am
Free
Workshops, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Zumba Jumpstart

Film | The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018): Adventure Fantasy Starring Morgan Freeman


A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. 99 min. Directors: Lasse Hallstrom, Joe Johnston. Starring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman. The film grossed over $173 million worldwide, against a production budget of over $120 million. The music was adapted in part from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite from 1892 by James Newton Howard, updating the original and adding new tracks as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:30 am
Free
Films, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018): Adventure Fantasy Starring Morgan Freeman

Film | The Goldfinch (2019): Drama With Nicole Kidman


A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 149 min. Director: John Crowley. Starring Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman. The Goldfinch was adapted from the 2013 novel of the same name by Donna Tartt.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Films, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, The Goldfinch (2019): Drama With Nicole Kidman

Concert | Christmas Caroling


Performances of classic Christmas carols and other holiday songs
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Christmas Caroling

Jazz | Dixieland Jazz With The Gotham Jazzmen


The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; David Hofstra on bass; and Ernie Lumer on clarinet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Dixieland Jazz With The Gotham Jazzmen

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
Join the Club!
Go!
12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Public Speaking Workshop


Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. A continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, this program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
12:30 pm
Free
Workshops, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Public Speaking Workshop

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
Join the Club!
Go!
1:00 pm
Free
Tours, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, 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
Join the Club!
Go!
1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Lunchtime Meditation

Film | The Shop Around the Corner (1940): Unexpected Love Between Employees


Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal. 99 min. Director: Ernst Lubitsch. Starring Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan.  In 1999, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Wireless listening device is needed to hear the film. Please go a few minutes early to borrow one with your library card or State/City identification card. You may use your own headphone.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
2:00 pm
Free
Films, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, The Shop Around the Corner (1940): Unexpected Love Between Employees

Workshop | Long Exposure Holiday Photography


With Marco DeGennaro. After the sun goes down, he leads a photo walk around Rockefeller Center to show how to capture great holiday shots using long exposures.      
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
5:00 pm
Free
Workshops, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Long Exposure Holiday Photography

Film | Rocketman (2019): Story Of Sir Elton John


A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. 121 min. Director: Dexter Fletcher. Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden. Rocketman has grossed $192 million worldwide against its $40 million budget.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:00 pm
Free
Films, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Rocketman (2019): Story Of Sir Elton John

Book Club | The Island of Sea Women By New York Times Bestselling Author 


A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village's all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook's mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger. Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook's differences are impossible to ignore. The Island of Sea Women is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War and its aftermath, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:00 pm
Free
Book Clubs, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, The Island of Sea Women By New York Times Bestselling Author&nbsp;

Opening Reception | Artist Talk: Full Moon


For her first solo show with the gallery, Nicole Cherubini places her large scale signature vessel-like sculptures in conversation with a new series of works cast from modernist chair shells. This striking juxtaposition addresses concepts of purpose, function and labor, while questioning the presence and absence of the viewer. The artist creates a social space of sort, where works stand as both symbol and signifier.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:00 pm
Free
Opening Receptions, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Artist Talk: Full Moon

Concert | Piano Works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Brahms, The Rolling Stones, Mozart, Simon & Garfunkel, and More


Program: Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) Flight of the Bumblebee Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Hungarian Dance No. 5 Alessandro Marcello (1673-1747) Adagio Aqua (1997) Barbie Girl Simon & Garfunkel (1966) Sounds of Silence Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Flower Valse from The Nutcracker Suite W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) Turkish March Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943) Polka Johannes Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Siciliano, BWV 1031 The Rolling Stones (1966) Paint it, Black Christina Perri (b. 1986) A Thousand Years Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840) Etude No. 3 "La Campanella" from Grandes etudes de Paganini S. 141 Johann Strauss (1825-1899) Carnaval di Vienna Alina Kiryayeva, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Piano Works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Brahms, The Rolling Stones, Mozart, Simon & Garfunkel, and More

Film | Tarantino's Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (2019): Comedy Drama With Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt And Margot Robbie


A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. 161 min. Director: Quentin Tarantino. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Films, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Tarantino's Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (2019): Comedy Drama With Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt And Margot Robbie

Author Reading | Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles -- and All of Us


The economic analyst lays bare big tech's assault on our data, our livelihoods, and our minds. In the early days, when Google was a scrappy upstart with a utopian vision of transforming the world for the better through tech, its mantra was "Don't be evil." But they and other behemoths of the tech world--including Amazon, Facebook, and Apple--have long since abandoned their founding principles in the name of monetizing both our data and our attention through digital surveillance, privacy breaches, predatory algorithms, and products designed to manipulate our desires. Don't Be Evil is acclaimed journalist Rana Foroohar's investigation of the dark turn tech has taken from weaving our social fabric to undoing it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:30 pm
Free
Author Readings, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles -- and All of Us

Book Club | Three Strong Women: West African Immigrants in France


A fruitful and lively conversation on  Marie N’Diaye’s harrowing and beautiful novel of the travails of West African immigrants in France, the first black woman to win France’s most prestigious literary award, the Prix Goncourt,. It tells the story of three women who say no: Norah, a French-born lawyer who finds herself in Senegal, summoned by her estranged father to save another victim of his paternity; Fanta, who leaves a contented life as a teacher in Dakar to follow her boyfriend back to France, where his depression and dislocation poison everything; and Khady, a penniless widow put out by her husband’s family with nothing but the name of a distant cousin in France. As these three lives intertwine, each woman manages an astonishing feat of self-preservation against those who have made themselves the fastest-growing and most-reviled people in Europe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:30 pm
Free
Book Clubs, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Three Strong Women: West African Immigrants in France

Discussion | Debates of the Century: Rent Regulation


"We should expand the use of rent regulation in New York." Is the rent really too damn high? Could expanding rent regulations be a part of the long-term solution both in NYC and across New York state? Or are such measures not a one-size-fits-all solution, that actually get in the way of producing much-needed housing stock and impair housing quality—exacerbating the affordability crisis? Speakers: Afua Atta-Mensah, Executive Director of Community Voices Heard Rafael E. Cestero, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Preservation Corporation Moderator: Michael Blake, New York State Assemblyman  
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
6:30 pm
Free
Discussions, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Debates of the Century: Rent Regulation

Play | Clybourne Park: Scathing Satire


An often scathing, intentionally offensive satire about racism and social change, this multi-award-winning play explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Trapped in a societal purgatory of ineptitude and anxiety, the first act takes place in a recently sold house in a white middle-class neighborhood of Chicago in 1959. The second act is set in 2009 in the same house, recently re-sold, now in a predominantly African-American neighborhood facing gentrification. A studnt production. Written by Bruce Norris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Clybourne Park: Scathing Satire

Talk | An Evening with Kara Swisher, 'the Most Feared Tech Journalist in the Business"


An engaging discussion with Kara Swisher, “arguably the most feared and respected tech journalist in the business." This event will be hosted by professor Greg Coleman. Swisher is a journalist and co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode, a technology news outlet where she also hosts and produces the Recode Decode podcast. Swisher previously worked at The Wall Street Journal's San Francisco bureau and co-produced and co-hosted "D: All Things Digital" and wrote the column "BoomTown". Additionally, Swisher has authored several books including: aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web and There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future and currently writes for The New York Times.     Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST Location: Stern School of Business - Tisch Hall, 40 W 4th Street, New York, NY 10012 Room: Paulson Auditorium Contact: Shay Gaskins Assistant Director, W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Talks, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, An Evening with Kara Swisher, 'the Most Feared Tech Journalist in the Business"

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
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Pay-what-you-wish
Tours, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Christmas and Holiday Lights Tour

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: kelci greenway Sarah Finn Belinda Ju
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Dance Works-in-Progress

Workshop | Introduction to Meditation


This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Introduction to Meditation

Lecture | Metamorphic Beings: The Nonhuman Life in the Human Body and Spirit


Speaker Emanuele Coccia is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Lectures, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Metamorphic Beings: The Nonhuman Life in the Human Body and Spirit

Poetry Reading | Poetry Poetry: A Special Crossover Edition


A reading featuring writers Kay Ulanday Barrett (When the Chant Comes), Jimena Lucero, Addie Tsai (Dear Twin), and Amanda Galvan Huynh (Songs of Brujería). We’re guaranteeing a night full of joy, earth signs, blood, light, snacks, and brilliance as our featured artists turn inside-out form, genre, and possibility.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Join the Club!
Go!
7:00 pm
Free
Poetry Readings, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Poetry Poetry: A Special Crossover Edition
7:30 pm
Regular: $20
Member: $0
Join the Club!
Go!
Concerts, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Piano Works by Beethoven, and More

Screening | The Essential Cameo: Alfred Hitchcock as Actor


Early in his career, Alfred Hitchcock began inserting himself into a short scene in each of his films. Once he became a "brand name" director, he would appear early in each film, knowing that audiences would not be able to concentrate on the action until they had seen Hitchcock appear. Usually there was a jokiness to his cameos, but if we take a closer look at all his appearances in his many films, we may discover that he was trying to tell us something. This program will be devoted to figuring out what intentions lay behind all those quick starturns. Hosted by Krin Gabbard, who teaches in the Jazz Studies program at Columbia University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Screenings, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, The Essential Cameo: Alfred Hitchcock as Actor

Classical Music | Works By Beethoven, Brahms and More For Violin


Timothy Chooi, violin. Violinist Timothy Chooi has performed with the Brussels Philharmonic under Stephane Deneve, Santa Barbara Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liege, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as appearing at the Ravinia Festival and making his Carnegie Hall debut. Program Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto for Violin ans Orchestra in D Major, Op 61 Fritz Kreisler 3 Old Viennese Dances Cesar Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major Johannes Brahms 21 Hungarian Dances
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Works By Beethoven, Brahms and More For Violin
8:00 pm
Regular: $30
Member: $0
Join the Club!
Go!
Plays, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Drama by Tony-Nominated Playwright
9:00 pm
Regular: $39
Member: $0
Join the Club!
Go!
Performances, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Physical and Existential Comedy
Complimentary Tickets

to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Classical Music | Piano Works by Beethoven, and More

Regular Price: $20
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Musical | A Musical About Love

Regular Price: $39.50
CFT Member Price: $0.00
Join the Club!

Go!