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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 2, 2020?

13 free events take place on Wednesday, December 2 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 2 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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13 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

All events are free unless otherwise noted. ONLINE EVENTS ARE MARKED AS SUCH.

Staged Reading | Tennessee Williams's The Night of the Iguana with Golden Globe and Tony Winners (virtual)


In Tennessee Williams's The Night of the Iguana, a defrocked clergyman encounters inside disturbances amid outside disturbances during one stormy night at the Costa Verde Hotel in Acapulco as the world prepares for World War II. After four women of different ages and backgrounds, along with a 97-year-old poet, engage in the clergyman's spiritual struggles, their lives leap dramatically forward. And the catalytic, defrocked clergyman makes it through the night. Directed by Emily Mann. Cast: Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Dylan McDermott (Netflix's "Hollywood"), Emmy nominee and Tony winner Phylicia Rashad (Broadway's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Roberta Maxwell (Broadway's Summer and Smoke), Tony nominee Austin Pendleton (Broadway's Choir Boy), Jean Lichty (Off-Broadway's A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, The Traveling Lady), with Keith Randolph Smith (Broadway's Jitney, American Psycho), Carmen Berkeley (Off-Broadway's Our Dear Dead Drug Lord), Eliud Kauffman (Roundabout Theatre's 72 Miles to Go), Julio Macias (Netflix's "On My Block"), and others. Streaming online December 2-6.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 am
$12.32
Staged Readings, December 02, 2020, 12/02/2020, Tennessee Williams's The Night of the Iguana with Golden Globe and Tony Winners (virtual)

Museums | The 38th Annual Wreath Exhibition (virtual)


The exhibition brings in the holiday season with an array of imaginative and unusual wreaths, with nearly 40 wreaths displayed. This year's wreaths feature unexpected materials like paintbrushes, newspapers, aluminum cans, coconut husks and shells, work gloves, earrings, grains and spices, and matchbooks. Some wreaths address timely topics like COVID-19, working remotely, and creative reuse and recycling, while others serve as a lighthearted inspiration and symbols of hope. The exhibition is on view from Dec 1 until Jan 4. Please keep in mind this can be viewed starting on Dec 1st, not before.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 am
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Museumss, December 02, 2020, 12/02/2020, The 38th Annual Wreath Exhibition (virtual)

Workshop | Barre Class: Elements of Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates (virtual)


Inspired by elements of ballet, yoga, and pilates, barre is a low-impact workout that focuses on high-intensity movements designed to strengthen and tone your body. Each Wed at 12 pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, December 02, 2020, 12/02/2020, Barre Class: Elements of Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates (virtual)

Workshop | Economic and Investment Outlook for 2021 and Beyond (virtual)


Review current economic reports, investment market indicators, and the investment implications of each. The discussion covers economic growth, interest rates, market valuation indicators, and the possible impact of current events. Learn about the importance of maintaining a diversified portfolio. Presented by Barbara Collins, a Senior Director and Wealth Manager with BNY Mellon Wealth Management.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, December 02, 2020, 12/02/2020, Economic and Investment Outlook for 2021 and Beyond (virtual)

Lecture | Flight or Fight. Stories of Artists Under Repression: With Harvard Art Museums Lecturer (virtual)


Anneliese Hager (1904-1997) is one of a number of modern artists who began their artistic experimentation in Germany after National Socialist cultural policy began to harden against all forms of modern art. Her preferred medium was the photogram, a photographic image made by placing an object directly on (or in close proximity to) a light-sensitive surface and exposing it to light. Hager called the reversal of light and dark in the resulting contact print "white shadows." Despite being one of the photogram's key 20th century practitioners, Hager has remained virtually unknown. All of her artwork prior to 1945 was completely destroyed in the bombing of Dresden. In the 1950s, she, like many women artists, was increasingly overlooked as a result of the return to a conservative sexual and social order. This talk will thus examine "white shadows" as an apt metaphor for an artistic project which began under Nazi censure and ended in a different kind of isolation in postwar Germany. Presented by Lynette Roth, Harvard Art Museums.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lectures, December 02, 2020, 12/02/2020, Flight or Fight. Stories of Artists Under Repression: With Harvard Art Museums Lecturer (virtual)

Workshop | Publishing and Writing Webinar (virtual)


Josh Sippie, host and maestro of the Gotham Writers Conference, an agent and a writer discuss the inside scoop on publishing and writing. The guest editor and writer will be ever-changing, each episode focusing on a different genre or style. Every Wednesday afternoon from 1-2 pm. Audience members will be able to ask questions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, December 02, 2020, 12/02/2020, Publishing and Writing Webinar (virtual)

Master Class | Jazz Piano with Grammy-Nominated Pianist (virtual)


Four-time Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Gerald Clayton hosts a master class for jazz pianists in which he coaches NYO Jazz alumni Seth Finch, Miles Lennox, and Hannah Mayer. Featured repertoire includes everything from jazz standards to original compositions written by each of the outstanding young musicians.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, December 02, 2020, 12/02/2020, Jazz Piano with Grammy-Nominated Pianist (virtual)

Discussion | Native Artist Spotlight (virtual)


Often when people think of Native art they focus on historic pieces or artifacts from the West, however modern, traditional, folk art and handicrafts are still created in NY and beyond, by Native artists. Join the conversation to learn from these artists and explore the range of their art and what it means to be a Native artist in the 21st century. Artist panelist from Queens, the Bronx, Long Island and Colorado include: Tecumseh Ceaser (Matinecock) Wampum Carver; Denise Silva-Dennis (Shinnecock) Painter /Teacher; Lydia Chavez (Unkechaug/Blood) Wampum designer; Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock) Photo and digital artist; Tohanash Tarrant (Shinnecock) Beader.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, December 02, 2020, 12/02/2020, Native Artist Spotlight (virtual)

Concert | Samba: Celebrate Brazilian Music (virtual)


Samba is part philosophy, part dance and the life blood of Brazilians worldwide. DNA Urbano band is tradition and modern style combined in an urban attitude. Their creativity blends Afro-Urban Zen consciousness with beats from Addis Abba to Bamako, with reggae, merengue, soul and funk influences added in perfect parts to Bahia's rich Afro-rhythmic tradition. Please keep in mind you can watch the event only on the date/time specified in this listing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 02, 2020, 12/02/2020, Samba: Celebrate Brazilian Music (virtual)

Dance Performance | Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Sterling K. Brown, Shonda Rhimes and More! (virtual)


Join the celebration of a 60th anniversary of Alvin Ailey's seminal work Revelations. Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, the dance fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul. Since its premiere in 1960, the ballet has been performed continuously around the globe. This event will include a performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and special guests Sterling K. Brown, Jasmine Guy, Jilian Hervey (of LION BABE), Nigel Lythgoe, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Phylicia Rashad, Shonda Rhimes, Lynn Whitfield, Vanessa Williams, Jeffrey Wright, and more! Please keep in mind the event can be viewed on the day and time specified in the listing, not before.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Dance Performances, December 02, 2020, 12/02/2020, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Sterling K. Brown, Shonda Rhimes and More! (virtual)

Opera | Met Opera: Wagner's Parsifal (virtual)


The Met assembled an ideal cast for Francois Girard's acclaimed new production of Wagner's final masterpiece. Jonas Kaufmann in the title role of the fool "made wise by compassion" is as convincing vocally as he is haunting dramatically, delivering a thoroughly moving portrayal. Rene Pape is equally compelling as Gurnemanz, the veteran Knight of the Grail, and Katarina Dalayman thrillingly brings out the dual sides of Kundry. Peter Mattei is Amfortas, the anguished ruler of the Grail's kingdom, and Evgeny Nikitin sings the evil magician Klingsor. Daniele Gatti on the podium reveals both the serenity and dramatic tension of what may be Wagner's greatest score. Streaming will be available for 23 hrs. Please keep in mind the event can be viewed on the day and time specified in the listing, not before.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 02, 2020, 12/02/2020, Met Opera: Wagner's Parsifal (virtual)

Slide Lecture | Speakeasies of NYC: A Tale of Crime, Creativity, and Celebration (virtual)


Explore the history of speakeasies in New York City, and how the strict men's only drinking clubs of pre-1920s America were replaced with cosmopolitan watering holes where the only rule was to have fun. Led by art historian and museum educator Sylvia Laudien-Meo, this presentation will include: - An overview of the Temperance Movement, from the series of events that led to the 18th Amendment in 1920, to the complex effects it had on NYC's social life, to creative ways people worked around it; - The rise and proliferation of the Speakeasy -- while it created new trouble in American society like bootlegging and organized crime, it also paved the way for a burgeoning of gifted entertainers and the women's social liberation movement; - A closer look at some of the most infamous NYC speakeasies, including Lansky's Lounge and Chumley's, larger dance halls like the Stork's Club or 300 Club, and secret beer caves in the Bronx; - How speakeasies kept their operations hush-hush, from quietly transporting booze to their bars, to escape routes and tunnels, to tricks they used to hide their illicit operations in case they were raided. Q&A will follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, December 02, 2020, 12/02/2020, Speakeasies of NYC: A Tale of Crime, Creativity, and Celebration (virtual)

Performance | Burlesque, Comedy, Music and Variety Artists (virtual)


TRiPTease Burlesque is a weekly burlesque and variety show in LA. Enjoy a rotating weekly mix of burlesque, comedy, music, variety artists, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 pm
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Performances, December 02, 2020, 12/02/2020, Burlesque, Comedy, Music and Variety Artists (virtual)
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