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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 19, 2020?

19 free events take place on Saturday, December 19 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 19 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)
Saturday, December 19, 2020

All events, things to do on Saturday, December 19, 2020 are free unless otherwise noted.

Play | A Christmas Carol in Harlem: Holiday Family Classic (virtual)


Set in present-day Harlem, this holiday treasure is dramatized with Classical Theatre of Harlem's signature style of infusing classic works with an uptown flair. A Christmas Carol in Harlem places Ebenezer Scrooge as a real estate mogul who has made his fortune at the expense of others. Scrooge foregoes using his wealth to affect positive change within his Harlem community and instead lives a life of miserly solitude. That is until three unexpected visitors arrive on Christmas Eve to show him that the value of family and the impact of cooperation will lead to a healthy, thriving and prosperous community. This archival stream will be available until Jan 3rd.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 am
Free
Plays, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, A Christmas Carol in Harlem: Holiday Family Classic (virtual)

Musical | Kinky Boots! Hit Musical (virtual)


Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen. Starring Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly and written by the incredible duo of Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 am
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Musicals, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, Kinky Boots! Hit Musical (virtual)

Opera | LA Opera: The Five Moons of Lorca (virtual)


LA Opera presents The Five Moons of Lorca (Las cinco lunas de Lorca) by the groundbreaking Gabriela Lena Frank, one of today's most popular composers. Text by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz. Composer Gabriela Lena Frank creates "high-spirited pieces full of vibrant colors, slicing rhythms and volatile textures that contract, swell and warp" – New York Times Featuring choreography and performance by dancer Irene Rodríguez, it takes inspiration from the assassination of poet Federico García Lorca at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. The Five Moons of Lorca conveys the beauty of García Lorca’s life as well as its tragic end, while serving as a commentary for the dangers of political and cultural intolerance. The event is streaming until Dec 25th.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 am
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Concerts, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, LA Opera: The Five Moons of Lorca (virtual)

Concert | Magic of Christmas: Chorus, Orchestra, Ballet, Tchaikovsky and More (virtual)


This year the Portland Symphony Orchestra is bringing the Magic of Christmas to you! Watch this new, pre-recorded online concert led by Music Director Eckart Preu, with special guests soprano and jazz vocalist Alyson Cambridge, organist and tenor James Kennerley, the Magic of Christmas Chorus, the Portland Ballet, and Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus! Featuring Christmas classics as well as a world premiere holiday work and the beloved "Sleigh Ride!" The concert will be available to view through 11 pm, Dec 31.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:05 am
$12
Concerts, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, Magic of Christmas: Chorus, Orchestra, Ballet, Tchaikovsky and More (virtual)

Musical | Peter Pan: Family Adventure! (virtual)


Based on J.M. Barrie's beloved tale about the boy who wouldn't grow up, this heartwarming musical dazzles with a score written by George Stiles and lyrics by Anthony Drewe--the award-winning songwriting duo behind Broadway's smash hit Mary Poppins. Sail away on a high-flying journey with Peter, Wendy, John, and Michael to the enchanted world of Neverland--but beware of Captain Hook and the ticking crocodile. The show will be streaming through Jan 1st.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 am
Free
Musicals, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, Peter Pan: Family Adventure! (virtual)

Fair | Holiday Shopping: Gifts, Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More (outdoor market, in-person)


Shop for handmade soaps and beauty products, vintage clothing, spirits, antiques, jewelry, art, handicrafts, and more. Visitors must wear a face covering and maintain social distance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Fairs, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, Holiday Shopping: Gifts, Art, Jewelry, Antiques and More (outdoor market, in-person)

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
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11:00 am
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Fairs, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, Indoor Market: Food Vendors, Craft Shops, Vintage (in-person)

Slide Lecture | The Constellation Fire: Accident That Changed the Brooklyn Navy Yard (virtual)


On December 19, 1960, the Brooklyn Navy Yard suffered the worst accident in its history, a devastating fire aboard the USS Constellation that killed 50 workers. This fire was not only a tragedy for those who were killed and injured and their families, but it marked a turning point in the Yard's history that many believe led to its closure less than six years later. You will also hear stories and see photos from the Brooklyn Navy Yard Archives of the people who lived through the event to reconstruct this fateful day and examine its impact on individuals, the city, and the Navy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
$5.50
Slide Lectures, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, The Constellation Fire: Accident That Changed the Brooklyn Navy Yard (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 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, Meet Me in St. Louis: Adaptation of Broadway Musical (virtual)

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 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, Holiday Market: Gifts, Crafts, Food, Drinks and More (in-person)

Fair | Outdoor Holiday Market: Gifts, Accessories, Sweets and More (in-person)


This artisan market offers products from local makers, artists and creators: fashion, accessories, jewelry, bath products, home goods, fine art, photo opps, pet gifts, sweets and more! Each Sat, 12 pm - 6 pm through Dec 19th. *COVID-Compliant Outdoor Setting*
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Fairs, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, Outdoor Holiday Market: Gifts, Accessories, Sweets and More (in-person)

Classical Music | Handel's Messiah: Sing Along (virtual)


Sing along at home to excerpts from the 2019 performance of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Cappella Festiva, with lyrics on the screen and commentary by Guest Conductor Christine Howlett.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, Handel's Messiah: Sing Along (virtual)

Theater | Open 'Tho Shut: Christmas Carols Sing Along (outdoors in-person and virtual)


"Open 'Tho Shut" is a weekly series of free, live walk-by performances in which acts will be staged live in the theater's set shop for audiences of socially distanced passers-by. Dec 19th event will entirely be a participatory audience sing-along of well-known Christmas Carols: "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls," "O Hanukkah," "White Christmas," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and more. The show is intended to recreate the family fun of the annual Tompkins Square Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, which is canceled this year. Sheet music will be distributed to all participants. Even though the sing-along will be outside, masks will be required and social distancing will be observed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Theaters, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, Open 'Tho Shut: Christmas Carols Sing Along (outdoors in-person and virtual)

Dance Performance | Celebrated Limon Dance Company (virtual)


Acclaimed for its dramatic expression and technical mastery, the Limon Dance Company. "The front ranks of American dance, a spot it deserved then, and deserves now." - The Village Voice Program The Moor's Pavane (1949) by Jose Limon Suite Donuts (2020) by Chafin Seymour There is a Time (1956) by Jose Limon
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, Celebrated Limon Dance Company (virtual)

Classical Music | Holiday Gala: Chamber Music by Schubert and More (virtual)


Join Holiday Gala performance presented by PhiloSonia. The performers will include Stanichka Dimitrova, violin; Chieh-Fan Yiu, viola; Michael Katz, cello; Troy Rinker Jr. double bass; Dimitri Dover, piano. Program Scott Wheeler Dream Songs for violin, viola, cello, bass and piano (PhiloSonia comission) Schubert Piano Quintet in A major, D 667 "Trout" for violin, viola, cello, bass and piano 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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7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, Holiday Gala: Chamber Music by Schubert and More (virtual)

Concert | Saturday Live Music (in-person)


Take a dash of Herb Albert, a pinch of David Bowie, add a handful of Andy Kaufman, and you have Robert Whaley and his band. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, Saturday Live Music (in-person)

Staged Reading | Christmas Carol Encore Reading (virtual)


The tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the heartless miser who discovers the true meaning of the holiday season after a Christmas Eve haunting, features all of Charles Dickens’ beloved characters: Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future...performed in record time with just 2 actors!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Staged Readings, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, Christmas Carol Encore Reading (virtual)

Concert | A Holiday Drag Extravaganza with The American Pops Orchestra (virtual)


The American Pops Orchestra is joined by four queen stars for "Drag Out the Holly: A Holiday Drag Extravaganza". A concert features performances by RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Alexis Michelle, Jujubee, and Peppermint, as well as NYC queen Lagoona Bloo. Singer-songwriter Bright Light Bright Light and Pennsylvania Representative Brian Sims will perform their own spin on holiday classics with The American Pops Orchestra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, A Holiday Drag Extravaganza with The American Pops Orchestra (virtual)

Comedy Club | Stand Up Comedy (virtual)


Stand up comedy featuring comedians from HBO, The Tonight Show, CONAN, Amazon, Comedy Central, Netflix, TikTok, SNL, Colbert and more! Hosted by Rich Kiamco (The Howard Stern Show). Each Sat at 9 pm. Different lineup each week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, December 19, 2020, 12/19/2020, Stand Up Comedy (virtual)
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