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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 23, 2020?

17 free events take place on Wednesday, December 23 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 23 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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17 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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

Dance Performance | The Nutcracker by Saint Louis Ballet (virtual)


Enjoy The Nutcracker presented by Saint Louis Ballet in a virtual format. Act One is filled with performance footage from last year's production and Act Two brings you brand new footage filmed specifically for this virtual event with safety in mind for the performers and no audience.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 am
Free
Dance Performances, December 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, The Nutcracker by Saint Louis Ballet (virtual)

Play | A Christmas Carol: Timeless Play (virtual)


Follow Ebenezer Scrooge's journey through time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as he learns about redemption, kindness, and compassion. Filled with music and mirth, this timeless play is recommended for all ages and is fun for the whole family to enjoy. The event will be streaming through Dec 31st.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 am
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Plays, December 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, A Christmas Carol: Timeless Play (virtual)

Workshop | Career and Resilience Coaching: One-On-One Session (by phone or virtual)


Need to get your career back on track? Book a phone or virtual appointment with a Career or Resilience coach. A wide range of appointment dates and times are available: - Skype Career Coaching: Get help with resumes & cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, Interview preparation and general career direction Career Coaching sessions held via Skype. - Career Coaching via Phone: Get help with resumes & cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, Interview preparation and general career direction Career coaching sessions held over the phone. - Resilience Coaching: Connect with a coach if you need support in building your mental resilience and a plan of action for now and the future. Your coach will reach out to you before the session and ask how you want to connect: Skype, Zoom or by phone - Resume & Cover Letter Formatting: get help in formatting/retyping resumes and cover letters. The staff will contact you via email to arrange a virtual meeting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
10:00 am
Free
Workshops, December 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, Career and Resilience Coaching: One-On-One Session (by phone or virtual)

Tour | Walking Tour at Major Midtown Square (in-person)


Join in for an enjoyable walking tour and learn about a successfully transformation of "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
Free
Tours, December 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, Walking Tour at Major Midtown Square (in-person)

Fair | Winter Village: Holiday Shops, Ice Skating and More (in-person)


This Winter Village is Manhattan's winter wonderland. European inspired open-air market hosts artisans from New York City and around the world. Holiday shops are housed in custom-designed kiosks. Ice rink is open daily 8 am - 10 pm; skate for free with your own skates, or rent for a fee; reservations required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Fairs, December 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, Winter Village: Holiday Shops, Ice Skating and More (in-person)

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 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, Barre Class: Elements of Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates (virtual)

Workshop | Learn Juggling in a Park (in-person)


Join in for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching the jugglers put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided and regularly sanitized. Participants are encouraged to: Wear face coverings at all times Maintain at least six feet of distance between fellow participants at all times Use the park's hand-washing stations to wash hands before and after juggling Refrain from juggling back-and-forth with others
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, December 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, Learn Juggling in a Park (in-person)

Dance Performance | The Nutcracker Vignettes by New York Theatre Ballet (virtual)


Experience the magic of Keith Michael's The Nutcracker.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Dance Performances, December 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, The Nutcracker Vignettes by New York Theatre Ballet (virtual)

Workshop | Intro to Coding (virtual)


Explore the programming languages that power the web and write your first line of code. During this introductory workshop, explore the building blocks of the web — HTML and CSS — and learn how you can apply these programming languages to develop your own simple sites.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Workshops, December 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, Intro to Coding (virtual)

Book Club | Sci-Fi and Fantasy: A Christmas Carol (virtual)


This monthly online book discussion features science fiction and fantasy reads, both classic and contemporary. December's title is Charles Dickens' classic gaslamp holiday fantasy A Christmas Carol!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
Book Clubs, December 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, Sci-Fi and Fantasy: A Christmas Carol (virtual)

Classical Music | Works by Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, and More (virtual)


Horn player from the Berliner Philharmoniker Sarah Willis hosts a concert of performances created by the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) and NYO2 specifically for audiences online. The event will feature musical masterworks including selections from Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Valerie Coleman’s Umoja as well as a unique adaptation of Grieg’s Morning Mood from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 and excerpts from Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, December 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, Works by&nbsp;Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, and More (virtual)

Concert | Holiday Concert: Georgia on my Mind and Original Piano Music (virtual)


Pianist Marta Brankovich presents a diverse program that includes composers from Greece, Slovenia, and the United States, and a jazz performance of the piece Georgia on my Mind transcribed for solo piano. The concert will reflect on this year's troubles and hopes in a mostly neo-classical/post-romantic sound, performed on a vintage piano from Marta's performance studio.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, Holiday Concert: Georgia on my Mind and Original Piano Music (virtual)

Concert | R&B Hits of the 90's-00's (outdoors, in-person)


Step back in time with live music featuring 90s+00s R&B cover by Sanduba (Portuguese slang for "a sandwich"), led by Arnaldo Buzack and Julie Schatz (Lady Beatz). Take a seat in the courtyard and enjoy the show. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, December 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, R&B Hits of the 90's-00's (outdoors, in-person)

Jazz | A Very Jazzy Holiday: "Outstanding band.... Exceptional vocalist and songwriter" - Wall Street Journal (virtual)


"New York City's darling" - Time Out NY Vocalist, composer, band leader Svetlana & The New York Collective present a holiday concert. Svetlana's sound blends swing, straight-ahead jazz and original material.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$3
Concerts, December 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, A Very Jazzy Holiday: "Outstanding band.... Exceptional vocalist and songwriter" - Wall Street Journal (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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7:00 pm
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Tours, December 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, Garment District History Tour: Fashion, Immigrants, Child Labor, Triangle Factory Fire, Gangsters (virtual)

Dance Performance | Ballet Hispanico's Holiday Celebration (virtual)


Ballet Hispanico, one of the leading American dance companies, presents its signature work Club Havana. It is a celebration of Cuban music and dance with the Afro-Cuban legacies of the conga, rumba, mambo, and cha cha rhythms. The show will feature special guests who have worked with the company from the past 20 years. "Divinely elegant." - Dance Magazine "Club Havana is a silky, sexy joy." - The New York Times
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Dance Performances, December 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, Ballet Hispanico's Holiday 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 23, 2020, 12/23/2020, Burlesque, Comedy, Music and Variety Artists (virtual)
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