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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 15, 2020?

13 free events take place on Tuesday, December 15 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 15 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)
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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

Other | Colorful Art Installation for the Holiday Season (in-person)


Public art installation "Ziggy" celebrates the holiday season with vibrant hues and playful gestures. As one encounters the piece, its 27,000 feet of iridescent cord visually converges and dynamically filters the surrounding context with shifting colors, patterns and light. It is a kaleidoscopic beacon, designed for the people of New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:05 am
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Others, December 15, 2020, 12/15/2020, Colorful Art Installation for the Holiday Season (in-person)

Slide Lecture | Morris Canal of NJ: Innovative Design, Vital Role for NYC, History (virtual)


For almost a century, New Jersey’s Morris Canal fueled New York City with anthracite coal from northeast Pennsylvania, but now for nearly another century, the abandoned canal has been all but obliterated from the landscape. Join Tim Roth of the Canal Society of New Jersey to uncover this lost canal, its innovative design, and its vital role in the history of New York City. He will also look at the lives of the people who worked that waterway, and current efforts to return its remnants to public view.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Slide Lectures, December 15, 2020, 12/15/2020, Morris Canal of NJ: Innovative Design, Vital Role for NYC, History (virtual)

Party | Silent Dance Party in a Park (in-person)


Kick off the holiday season with a socially distant outdoor silent dance party, featuring a different DJ each week on Tuesdays during lunchtime. Bring your own headphones and device and dance your heart out! Dec 15: DJ TiffStarr
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free
Partys, December 15, 2020, 12/15/2020, Silent Dance Party in a Park (in-person)

Workshop | Yoga Class (virtual)


Join Thai James for a virtual yoga session. He will be leading a mindful practice to unite and elevate your mind, body, and spirit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Workshops, December 15, 2020, 12/15/2020, Yoga Class (virtual)

Discussion | Beethoven's Ninth Symphony: Explore the Work with a Music Historian and Conductor (virtual)


Music historian, American Classical Orchestra's (ACO) Artistic Director and Founder Thomas Crawford will take you on a tour of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, exploring this seminal work through music analysis, facts unique to performance practice, and illuminating anecdotes. ACO Principal Bass John Feeney lends his deep historical and artistic knowledge to the conversation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, December 15, 2020, 12/15/2020, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony: Explore the Work with a Music Historian and Conductor (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 15, 2020, 12/15/2020, Meet Me in St. Louis: Adaptation of Broadway Musical (virtual)

Classical Music | Acclaimed Pianist Performs at an Intimate Venue (virtual)


Simone Dinnerstein's "majestic originality of vision" (The Independent) has made her one of today's most sought-after pianists. She has played with the New York Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra and many more. She has performed in venues from Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center to the Berlin Philharmonie, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Seoul Arts Center and the Sydney Opera House.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 15, 2020, 12/15/2020, Acclaimed Pianist Performs at an Intimate Venue (virtual)

Classical Music | Monteverdi's Vespers: Period-Instrument Ensemble and Chorus (virtual)


Celebrate the season with Claudio Monteverdi's transcendent Vespers for the Blessed Virgin, an evening prayer service for chorus, soloists, and instrumentalists. This performance by the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston's renowned period-instrument ensemble, under the direction of the esteemed conductor Harry Christophers and led by concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky, highlights the grace and mystery of this timeless work of praise.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 15, 2020, 12/15/2020, Monteverdi's Vespers: Period-Instrument Ensemble and Chorus (virtual)

Dance Performance | Plastic Harvest: Covid-Era Dance Film (virtual)


"Plastic Harvest" is a Covid-era dance film by choreographer Jody Sperling, exploring the scourge of plastic pollution. Ironically, plastic is something we all share and that connects us across virtual spaces. We wear it, we swim in it, we ingest it, we even inhale it. Performed by dancers Frances Barker, Morgan Bontz, Carly Cerasuolo, Anika Hunter, Maki Kitahara, and Andrea Pugliese-Trager. The event features a virtual work-in-progress-screening of "Plastic Harvest", followed by a talk-back. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, December 15, 2020, 12/15/2020, Plastic Harvest: Covid-Era Dance Film (virtual)

Discussion | 100 Years of Dave Brubeck, One of the Foremost Exponents of Cool Jazz (virtual)


Grammy Award-winning producer Seth Abramson hosts a discussion about the rich legacy of the jazz pianist, composer, and incomparable ambassador of cool, with pianist Bill Charlap and drummer Kenny Washington (jazz faculty at Juilliard). These two longtime bandmates will take you on a conversation through Dave's incredible career that spanned musical genres, decades and continents. Please note 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
Discussions, December 15, 2020, 12/15/2020, 100 Years of Dave Brubeck, One of the Foremost Exponents of Cool Jazz (virtual)

Classical Music | Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Performs Beethoven (virtual)


The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the oldest symphony orchestra in China, performs a selection of Beethoven's most iconic symphonic and chamber works. All-Beethoven Program Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "The Last Rose of Summer", from 6 National Airs with Variations for Flute and Piano, Op. 105/4 "Air Ecossais", from 10 National Airs with Variations for Flute and Piano, Op. 107/4 String Quartet No.4 in C minor, Op.18/4 "The Soldier's Dream", from 25 Irish Songs, WoO 152/96 Scottish Songs, from 25 Scottish Songs, Op. 108 Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, 4th Movement
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 15, 2020, 12/15/2020, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Performs Beethoven (virtual)

Concert | Home for The Holidays: Concert with Broadway Actors (virtual)


A stellar lineup of theater favorites will show there's no place like Broadway for the holidays as they welcome you into their homes and hearts during Home for the Holidays. The lineup will include Carolee Carmello, Alan Cumming, Andre De Shields, Lena Hall, Heather Headley, Ramin Karimloo, Karen Olivo, Jelani Remy, Conrad Ricomora, Jennifer Sanchez and the Grammy Award-winning Broadway Inspirational Voices and others. The event will be streaming through Dec 19th.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 15, 2020, 12/15/2020, Home for The Holidays: Concert with Broadway Actors (virtual)

Classical Music | Piano Pieces by Beethoven, Couperin, Liszt, Sibelius, Bartok (virtual)


NYU piano students perform. Program George Tsontakis (b. 1951) Bagatelle Beethoven (1770-1827) Bagatelles, Op. 33, Nos. 1-4 Beethoven (1770-1827) Bagatelles, Op. 33, Nos. 5-7 William Bolcom (b. 1938) Nine New Bagatelles Beethoven (1770-1827) Bagatelle in c minor, WoO. 52 Vladimir Ryabov (b. 1950) Bagatelles, Op. 46, Nos. 4-6 Liszt (1811-1886) Bagatelle sans tonalite, S.216a Beethoven (1770-1827) Bagatelles, Op. 119 Beethoven (1770-1827) Bagatelle in C Major, WoO. 56 Bartok (1881-1945) Bagatelles, Op. 6, Nos. 1-6 and more
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 15, 2020, 12/15/2020, Piano Pieces by Beethoven, Couperin, Liszt, Sibelius, Bartok (virtual)
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