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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 13, 2020?

16 free events take place on Sunday, 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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16 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Sunday, December 13, 2020

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

Screening | Macbeth with Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood (virtual)


Following a London West End run in December 2007 and an eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert Goold's stage production of Macbeth was filmed for television at the end of 2009 with Patrick Stewart in his Tony-nominated performance as the ambitious general, and Tony-nominated Kate Fleetwood as his scheming wife.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, Macbeth with Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood (virtual)

Dance Performance | The Nutcracker! (virtual)


Enjoy this timeless holiday classic. The ballet continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of all generations across the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 am
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Dance Performances, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, The Nutcracker! (virtual)

Fair | Indoor Market: Food Vendors, Craft Shops, Vintage (in-person)


This market offers socially-distanced experience of food and shopping: accessories, clothing, jewelry, pet supplies, beauty products, henna tatoos, pottery and much more. Every Sat and Sun, 11 am - 7 pm. Visitors must wear face coverings at all times and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Fairs, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, Indoor Market: Food Vendors, Craft Shops, Vintage (in-person)

Fair | Holiday Market: Gifts, Crafts, Food, Drinks and More (in-person)


This holiday market offers a variety of items such as jewelry, beauty products, essential oils, colorful apparel and accessories, unique gifts as well as hot chocolate, French truffles, grilled cheese, spicy Chinese savories, classic Polish dumplings and more! Guests have to reserve a free 30-minute shopping window in advance, temperatures will be taken at the door, masks are mandatory and traffic flow will be monitored. 12 pm - 8 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec 20th.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Fairs, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, Holiday Market: Gifts, Crafts, Food, Drinks and More (in-person)

Classical Music | Grammy-Winning Bass-Baritone: Song for Mind, Body, and Spirit (virtual)


Bass-baritone Mark Steven Doss has performed major roles with Milan's La Scala, Vienna State Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, Grammy-Winning Bass-Baritone: Song for Mind, Body, and Spirit (virtual)

Musical | Meet Me in St. Louis: Adaptation of Broadway Musical (virtual)


In this heartwarming holiday musical, the Smith family grapples with life changes and new love in a bustling St. Louis on the brink of the 1904 World's Fair. This special digital adaption from Charlotte Moore (Anna Smith in the original Broadway cast) will include favorite tunes, including "The Trolley Song," "The Boy Next Door," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," along with the romantic suitors, comedic misunderstandings, and jovial pranks that make this classic musical a holiday treat for families of all ages. This production is an abridged version of the Broadway musical Meet Me in St. Louis (1989), based on the 1944 film of the same name starring Judy Garland.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Musicals, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, Meet Me in St. Louis: Adaptation of Broadway Musical (virtual)

Classical Music | String Quartet Performs Dvorak and More (live-streamed, virtual)


Verona Quartet (Jonathan Ong and Dorothy Ro, violin; Abigail Rojansky, viola and Dmitry Kousov, guest cello), described as an “outstanding ensemble...cohesive yet full of temperament” (The New York Times), has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, London's Wigmore Hall, Melbourne Recital Hall.   Program Dvořák "American" String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 (1893) Reena Esmail String Quartet "Ragamala" (2013) Immediately following the performance, stay online for a conversation with the musicians and guests TBA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, String Quartet Performs Dvorak and More (live-streamed, virtual)

Concert | Christmas Carols, Spirituals, and More (in-person)


Choir (masked and distanced but in festive spirit), led by Led by Kent Tritle, will sing Tomas Luis de Victoria's beloved motet "O magnum mysterium," Jan Peterszoon Sweelinck's "Hodie Christus Natus Est," a Christmas spiritual medley, and other carols of the season.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, Christmas Carols, Spirituals, and More (in-person)

Classical Music | Handel's Messiah by Choir of Trinity Wall Street (virtual)


Enjoy the 2019 recording of Handel's Messiah by the Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra, under the direction of Julian Wachner. The oratorio’s movements will be interspersed with personal video messages from ten key Trinity artists, and there will be a live comment thread for audience members to chat with the artists and other viewers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
3:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, Handel's Messiah by&nbsp;Choir of Trinity Wall Street (virtual)

Fair | Holiday Market: Food, Pottery, Knitwear, Children's Books and More (in-person)


This holiday market at a heated patio offers tacos, queso, hot cocktails, pottery, prints, children's books, knitwear and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fairs, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, Holiday Market: Food, Pottery, Knitwear, Children's Books and More (in-person)

Play | The Dybbuk: Yiddish Theater's Canonical Play (virtual)


The Dybbuk was premiered on December 9, 1920 by the Vilna Trupe at the Eizeum theater in Warsaw. It's success catapulted that company onto the international stage. It has since been translated into 27 languages and performed worldwide. The play depicts the possession of a young woman by the malicious spirit - known as Dybbuk in Jewish folklore - of her dead beloved. At its core, it is a love story exploring the metaphysical aspect of love, the fusion of two souls kept apart in our world of illusion, that chose to ascend as one to the true world. Written by S. An-ski (Shloyme Zaynvl Rapoport) Adapted by David Mandelbaum Directed by Jesse Freedman Performed in English with a liberal peppering of Yiddish.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, The Dybbuk: Yiddish Theater's Canonical Play (virtual)

Musical | Meet Me in St. Louis: Adaptation of Broadway Musical (virtual)


In this heartwarming holiday musical, the Smith family grapples with life changes and new love in a bustling St. Louis on the brink of the 1904 World's Fair. This special digital adaption from Charlotte Moore (Anna Smith in the original Broadway cast) will include favorite tunes, including "The Trolley Song," "The Boy Next Door," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," along with the romantic suitors, comedic misunderstandings, and jovial pranks that make this classic musical a holiday treat for families of all ages. This production is an abridged version of the Broadway musical Meet Me in St. Louis (1989), based on the 1944 film of the same name starring Judy Garland.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Musicals, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, Meet Me in St. Louis: Adaptation of Broadway Musical (virtual)

Slide Lecture | Chopin's Scherzo, Op. 31: Classical Conversation (virtual)


Find out why Chopin biographer James Huneker wrote of Scherzo, Op. 31 in B-Flat Minor: "What masterly writing, and it lies in the very heart of the piano! A hundred generations may not improve on these pages." Join artistic director of The Discovery Orchestra and host of Inside Music on WWFM 89.1, The Classical Network, George Marriner Maull to peer inside this scherzo that dazzles our senses and makes audiences weep. You'll also receive a downloadable listening guide and suggested YouTube performances to make sure you don't miss a beat!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, Chopin's Scherzo, Op. 31: Classical Conversation (virtual)

Classical Music | Beethoven and Chinese Composers: Met Opera Vocalist, Pipa Virtuoso, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (virtual)


An evening of musical interpretations of Beethoven with Chinese accents, presented by artists including bass-baritone Shenyang (Met Opera's Don Giovanni, La Bohème), pipa virtuoso Wu Man, composer/conductor Tan Dun, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestra Now, and musicians of the Central Conservatory of Music. Hosts Jindong Cai and Shenyang will provide commentary throughout the evening.  Program Tan Dun (b. 1957) Internet Symphony No. 1, “Eroica” Li Shutong (1880-1942) 众生 “All Living Creatures” Li Shutong (1880-1942) 乞命 “Compassion” (Chinese "School Songs") Beethoven (1770-1827) Sonatine for mandolin and fortepiano in C major, WoO 43a (arr. for pipa and harp) Beethoven (1770-1827) Andante & Variations for mandolin and fortepiano in D Major, WoO 44b (arr. for ruan and piano) Yu Jinjun (b. 1957) Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Beethoven (Homage to Beethoven) for Orchestra
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, Beethoven and Chinese Composers: Met Opera Vocalist, Pipa Virtuoso, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (virtual)

Play | Barbecue: Drama with Golden Globe Winner S. Epatha Merkerson, Tony Winner Laurie Metcalf and Others (virtual)


In Robert O'Hara's rollicking Barbecue, the O'Mallerys have gathered in their local park to share some barbecue and rousing straight talk while they await their youngest sister's arrival. What appears to be a festive occasion is actually something quite different. O'Hara, who staged this year's Broadway's acclaimed Slave Play, directs a company that includes: Colman Domingo, S. Epatha Merkerson, Tamberla Perry, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Heather Simms, Laurie Metcalf, Carrie Coon, David Morse, Kristine Nielsen and Annie McNamara.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, Barbecue: Drama with Golden Globe Winner S. Epatha Merkerson, Tony Winner Laurie Metcalf and Others (virtual)

Jazz | Multi Grammy Winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and Arturo O'Farrill (virtual)


Recorded remotely from locations as diverse as Madrid, Los Angeles and New York City, Arturo O'Farrill and the mighty Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra are reviving their Sunday Night Birdland residency in a virtual format.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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Concerts, December 13, 2020, 12/13/2020, Multi Grammy Winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and Arturo O'Farrill (virtual)
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