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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 3, 2020?

20 free events take place on Thursday, December 3 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 3 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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Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Thursday, December 3, 2020

All events, things to do on Thursday, December 3, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

Play | Ann: Depiction of the Texas Governor Ann Richards by Emmy Winner Holland Taylor (virtual)


Enjoy a powerful and revealing look at legendary, larger-than-life Texas governor Ann Richards (1991-95) who enriched the lives of her followers, friends and family in this critically acclaimed play written by and starring Emmy Award-winner and Tony nominee Holland Taylor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 am
Free
Plays, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Ann: Depiction of the Texas Governor Ann Richards by Emmy Winner Holland Taylor (virtual)

Screening | New Nature Shorts: Encounters Between Artists and Climate Scientists (virtual)


New Nature - a series of year-long encounters between artists and climate scientists from around the world - presents 12 short films that confront the human conception of "nature" and explore all that is unnamable, unknowable, and wild. The streaming will be available till Dec 11.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 am
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Screenings, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, New Nature Shorts: Encounters Between Artists and Climate Scientists (virtual)

Tour | Garment District History Tour: Fashion, Immigrants, Child Labor, Triangle Factory Fire, Gangsters (virtual)


"Walk" the streets of the Garment District with your tour guide. Topics included: - Your guide's personal experiences in the fashion industry/district over the last half century: changes in fashion through the years; - Immigrants and the growth of the NYC apparel industry: factories and workers; visit into several factories over the years; - The Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911: unions and gangsters; - How the Garment District of today relocated to its current location: Fashion Ave and The Fashion Walk of Fame; - A look into the future of the garment industry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:15 am
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Tours, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Garment District History Tour: Fashion, Immigrants, Child Labor, Triangle Factory Fire, Gangsters (virtual)

Tour | Holiday Plants and How To Care For Them (virtual)


Urban Garden Center has been a fixture of Spanish Harlem since the 1950’s, and today their beautiful shop occupies a massive two-block stretch along Park Avenue in the historic La Marqueta. Its third-generation owner Dimitri Gatanas will take you on a tour of the seasonally-decorated facility to share stories and tips about caring for your holiday plants.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Tours, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Holiday Plants and How To Care For Them (virtual)

Classical Music | Works by J.S. Bach, Bartok and More (virtual)


Members of the Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL); Kirya Traber, narrator Program Eleanor Alberga Jamaican Medley (arr. for strings by Andrew Roitstein) Bartok Selection from 44 Duets for Two Violins J.S. Bach Fugue No. 11 in F Major, BWV 856 from the Well-Tempered Clavier (arr. for strings) Eleanor Alberga String Quartet No. 1, I. Detache et matellato e zehr lebhaft und Swing It Man Eleanor Alberga Shining Gate of Morpheus for Horn and String Quartet (North American Premiere) About the Program This concert celebrates the music of Eleanor Alberga. Born in Jamaica and currently based in the UK, Alberga composes with a deeply emotional language and structural clarity that has drawn high praise on an international level. OSL Musicians will be joined by narrator Kirya Traber to present Alberga's music alongside pieces by J.S. Bach and Bela Bartok; the program will culminate in the North American premiere of the Alberga's piece for horn and string quartet, Shining Gate of Morpheus.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Works by J.S. Bach, Bartok and More (virtual)

Workshop | Drawing Class (virtual)


Join the drawing workshop, guided by the Drawing Center educator Ada Pilar Cruz, to explore artists from the museum's 100 Drawings from Now exhibition who use abstraction, repetition, and patterns to make sense and cope with the ever shifting realities of these tumultuous times.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshops, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Drawing Class (virtual)

Classical Music | Baroque Keyboard Music (virtual)


The Morgan Library & Museum recently acquired a manuscript (Cary Ms. 703) that includes several newly discovered sonatas by the great Spanish keyboard composer Antonio Soler. This program will include six sonatas from Cary Ms. 703, as well as two from another manuscript also held by the Morgan Library. Two of the sonatas, R. 184 & 185, have not been recorded to date and will likely be New York premieres. The works will be performed by harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
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Concerts, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Baroque Keyboard Music (virtual)

Workshop | Photography: Neighborhood Photo Walks (virtual)


Learn how to better see and capture the visual beauty already surrounding you through this interactive course. Aaron Norberg will share his experiences and suggestions for applying the basics of composition to make better images of the streets and scenes just outside your door. This approach can encompass any type of equipment and level of experience, and the lessons learned can be applied to any genre of photography.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Photography: Neighborhood Photo Walks (virtual)

Concert | Christmas Music: Carolers Perform Live (in-person or virtual)


Caroling groups The Fabulous Fezziwigs and Broadway CAREolers perform holiday classics near the newly lit trees.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free
Concerts, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Christmas Music: Carolers Perform Live (in-person or virtual)

Slide Lecture | Cold War Cosmopolitan: Korean Cinema of the 1950s (virtual)


South Korea in the 1950s was home to a burgeoning film culture, one of the many “Golden Age cinemas” that flourished in Asia during the postwar years. One of the most important filmmakers of the time was Han Hyung-mo, director of the era’s most glamorous and popular women’s pictures including the blockbuster Madame Freedom (1956). Associate Professor of English and Director of American Studies at Boston College Christina Klein provides an illuminating analysis of Han's career and films with careful attention to key issues of modernity—such as feminism, cosmopolitanism, and consumerism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Cold War Cosmopolitan:&nbsp;Korean Cinema of the 1950s (virtual)

Open Studios | Discover the Vanishing Art of Hand-Painted Signs in New York City (virtual)


Join this virtual studio visit for a look inside the creative practice of design and fabrication studio Noble Signs. Artists, sign painters, and studio co-founders David Barnett and Mac Pohanka will discuss the vanishing art of hand-painted signs in New York City, demo various techniques, and reflect on historic signage featured in the American Folk Art Museum 's current exhibition American Perspectives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Open Studioss, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Discover the Vanishing Art of Hand-Painted Signs in New York City (virtual)

Workshop | High-Intensity Interval Workout (virtual)


This high-intensity interval ("HIIT") class will keep your body moving and the sweat dripping! This class will incorporate combinations of 20 seconds of work + 10 seconds of rest; 30 seconds of work + 15 seconds of rest; and 40 seconds of work + 20 seconds of rest. No equipment needed; mat and towel are optional. All fitness levels welcome!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, High-Intensity Interval Workout (virtual)

Opening Reception | Time and Space: Paintings (in-person)


Painter and sculptur Gabriela Gil connects elements of the immediate present through the use of line, color, and rhythm. This combination of line and organic shapes in her painting reflects an admiration for both nature’s softness and the human instinct to connect.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Time and Space: Paintings (in-person)

Play | 1953: Race For The Summit, The Story of One of The First People to Climb Mount Everest (virtual)


This solo play is the story of the mountaineer Tenzing Norge, who was able to climb Mount Everest on his seventh attempt. The story focuses on the night before reaching the summit. Written and performed by Om Raj Raut.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Plays, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, 1953: Race For The Summit, The Story of One of The First People to Climb Mount Everest (virtual)

Concert | Katy Perry, Hugh Jackman, Sting, Kesha, Children's Chorus (virtual)


Join the celebration and benefit concert to launch Meditate America. It will feature as co-hosts Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, and Katy Perry as well as ABC's Good Morning America co-anchors Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, and ABC's medical correspondent Jennifer Ashton, M.D. Led by musical director Rob Mathes, the concert will feature performances by Sting, Angelique Kidjo, Graham Nash, Elvis Costello, Kesha, Jim James, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. These artists are coming together to raise awareness and support so that people under trauma and stress, including health care workers, first responders, veterans, and families in under-resourced neighborhoods can all learn to meditate, for free.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Katy Perry, Hugh Jackman, Sting, Kesha, Children's Chorus (virtual)

Classical Music | As It Fell on a Holie Eve: Early English Christmas Music (virtual)


Parthenia Viol Consort and soprano Julianne Baird present a Holiday concert. The performance was recorded during the 2012 Twelfth Night Festival. This presentation will be follwed by a conversation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
$10
Concerts, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, As It Fell on a Holie Eve: Early English Christmas Music (virtual)

Classical Music | Global Ode to Joy: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Choir, Joyce DiDonato, Yo-Yo Ma (virtual)


Join artists around the world for Beethoven's 250th birthday, focusing on the seminal "Ode to Joy" from his Ninth Symphony. This global celebration, led by chief conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra Marin Alsop, will include violinist and president of Beethoven-Haus Bonn Daniel Hope, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith as well as performances by soprano Joyce DiDonato with music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, and the Stay at Home Choir with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Highlights from recent appearances by Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, Yo-Yo Ma, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP) complete the festivities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Global Ode to Joy: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Choir, Joyce DiDonato, Yo-Yo Ma (virtual)

Play | Short Plays by Emmy Nominee: Love, Pain, Passion and Joy (virtual)


Crossroads is a collection of 6 plays, written and directed by Obie winner and Emmy-nominated Israela Margalit (Gold Medal The New York Film and Television Festival). Cast: Matthew Boston, Christian Conn, Tracey Conyer Lee, Lynda Gravatt, Renata Hinrichs, PJ Johnnie, Rita Rehn, Sturgis Warner, Keona Welch, Jennifer Dorr White.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Short Plays by Emmy Nominee: Love, Pain, Passion and Joy (virtual)

Concert | Holiday Concert with Children's Chorus and Vocalists: Winter Wonderland, Silent Night and More! (virtual)


Celebrate the season with children's chorus Pacific Chorale, special guests and The Man in Red himself! They will perform holiday favorites such as It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, O Tannenbaum, O Holy Night, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and many more. Performers: Pacific Chorale; Robert Istad, conductor; Katie Martini, Soprano; Denean Dyson, Alto; Nicholas Preston, Tenor; Matthew Kellaway, Bass; David Clemensen, Pianist; Christopher Luthi, Pianist; Matthew Smith, Drummer; Sean Emch, Double Bass & Guitar; Southern California Children's Chorus; Lori Loftus, conductor
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Holiday Concert with Children's Chorus and Vocalists: Winter Wonderland, Silent Night and More! (virtual)

Play | Time Stands Still: Broadway Show Revival, Directed by Tony Winner (virtual)


Time Stands Still is Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies' play about a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Laura Linney, Alicia Silverstone, Eric Bogosian, and Brian d'Arcy James return to the roles they originated on Broadway. They are once again directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
$5
Plays, December 03, 2020, 12/03/2020, Time Stands Still: Broadway Show Revival, Directed by Tony Winner (virtual)
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