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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 9, 2021?

21 free events take place on Thursday, December 9 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 9 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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21 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Thursday, December 9, 2021

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

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Film | Roman Holiday (1953): Three Time Oscar Winning Romantic Comedy With Audrey Hepburn


A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. 118 min. Director: William Wyler. Starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert. In 1999, Roman Holiday was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Hepburn won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance; the screenplay and costume design also won.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, Roman Holiday (1953): Three Time Oscar Winning Romantic Comedy With Audrey Hepburn

Gallery Talk | Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing: An Exhibition Tour (online)


A virtual tour led by one of the Whitney’s teaching fellows. Discover the artist’s intimate work and ask questions in a Q&A.
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Gallery Talks, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing: An Exhibition Tour (online)

Discussion | The Idea and Ideology of Empire in the Middle Ages (online)


A panel discussion to accompany the exhibition Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, 800 –1500. The Holy Roman Empire, a shape-shifting entity that underwent continuous transformation throughout the Middle Ages and beyond, provides the framework for this virtual panel discussion, which focuses on the conceptions and understandings of empire that informed political, legal, and historical debate during the period in question. Presented by the Morgan Library and Museum in partnership with the German Historical Institute, this virtual event consists of a brief introduction to the exhibition by its two co-curators, followed by four brief papers and discussion.
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Discussions, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, The Idea and Ideology of Empire in the Middle Ages (online)

Concert | Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble (In Person and Online)


Rebecca Kellerman, guest soprano soloist; Alexander Bonus and Patrick O’Connell, cornetto; Barry Bocaner, alto & tenor sackbut; Michael Holmes and Steven Lundahl, tenor sackbut; David Searle, bass sackbut; Bozena Jedrzejczak-Brown, continuo. Considered one of the premiere ensembles of its kind in North America, the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble (WCSE), directed by Michael Holmes, consists of historic brass instrument specialists based in Washington D.C. Assemblages of ‘cornetts’ (curved hybrid brass/woodwind instruments) and ‘sackbuts’ (early trombones; spelled numerous ways) comprised what was the standard brass ensemble of the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras of Western music. This program includes music of Hassler, Scheidt, Schütz, Praetorius, Stoltzer, Speer, and Senfl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble (In Person and Online)

Film | Best Foot Forward (1943): Musical Comedy Based On A Broadway Show


Lucille Ball accepts a cadet's invitation to a military academy's senior prom in order to boost her career. Director: Edward Buzzell. Starring Lucille Ball, William Gaxton, Virginia Weidler. The movie was adapted from the 1941 Broadway musical comedy of the same title.
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Films, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, Best Foot Forward (1943): Musical Comedy Based On A Broadway Show

Film | Oliver Twist (1933): Drama Based On A Charles Dickens Novel


An orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves. 80 min. Director: William J. Cowen. Starring Dickie Moore, Irving Pichel, William 'Stage' Boyd.
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Films, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, Oliver Twist (1933): Drama Based On A Charles Dickens Novel

Discussion | A Conversation with the Filmmaker Behind Fordlandia Malaise (online)


Susana de Sousa Dias's Fordlandia Malaise is a film about the memory and present of Fordlandia, the company town founded by Henry Ford in the Amazon rain forest in 1928 to produce rubber for U.S. car production. Nowadays, Fordlandia is a space suspended between times (20th and 21st centuries), between utopia and dystopia, between visibility and invisibility: steel and glass buildings remain in use while traces of indigenous life leave no marks on the ground. Giving voice to the inhabitants who claim the right to write their own story, the film blends together archival imagery, drone footage, tales, myths and songs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, A Conversation with the Filmmaker Behind Fordlandia Malaise (online)

Lecture | Free Style: Democratic Virtue and the Capitalist Hustle on Russian TV in the Final Days of Perestroika (online)


When murky grand history was unfolding on the streets of Moscow between December 1990 and August 1991, a parallel murky history was taking place in Moscow’s mass media circles, where the old Soviet behemoth of Gosteleradio was rapidly undergoing an evolution towards a post-Soviet market model. At this time, members of Perestroika’s most culturally impactful mass media outfit, the late-night politics and entertainment show View] formed the private media company “VID.” Professor Pavel Khazanov’s talk will consider the vanishing moment between Perestroika and Yeltsinism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, Free Style: Democratic Virtue and the Capitalist Hustle on Russian TV in the Final Days of Perestroika (online)

Museums | European Fine Art: Vermeer, Rembrandt and More


This museum of fine art was open to the public in 1935. Its permanent collection features masterpieces by major European artists from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Exhibitions also include sculptures, furniture, porcelain items, textiles and more. Proof of vaccination and masks are required. Children under 10 are not admitted.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Museumss, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, European Fine Art: Vermeer, Rembrandt and More

Lecture | Sciascia's Theater: An Italian Playwright's Influence (online)


Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Leonardo Sciascia's birth. This event journeys into the history of Italian theater to explore its language, and its contribution to Italian society and world theater. It will explore Sciascia's relationship with theater - his plays and the theatricality of his writing - and with his fellow countryman, the playwright Luigi Pirandello.
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Lectures, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, Sciascia's Theater: An Italian Playwright's Influence (online)

Poetry Reading | Air Raid: Describing What Cannot Be Told (online)


A discussion with poet and scholar Polina Barskova about her new volume. The Siege of Leningrad began in 1941 and lasted 872 days, resulting in the most destructive blockade in history. Already shaken by Stalin’s purges of the ’30s, Leningrad withstood the siege at a great human cost. Air Raid takes us through the archives of memory and literature in this city of death. Polina Barskova’s polyphonic poems stretch the boundaries of poetic form—this is what we’re left with after poetry’s failure to save nations and people: post-death, post-Holocaust, post-Siege, post-revolution; post-marriage and post-literature. How does language react to such a catastrophe? How does a poet find language for what cannot be told? This new translation of a leading contemporary Russian poet confronts English excavating its muteness, stutter, and curse.
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Poetry Readings, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, Air Raid: Describing What Cannot Be Told (online)

Opening Reception | The Yes Men: 'Identity-Correcting' Hijinks


Emerging out of the gathering neoliberal fog of the early nineties, the Yes Men, a creation of Jacques Servin and Igor Vamos (or Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno) perform “identity-correcting” stunts in the heart of the corporate beast, exposing a latent brutality ordinarily veiled through a regular barrage of insidious PR campaigns. Confronting corporate-speak with a childlike earnestness (“what if they really did what they said?”) paired with brilliant subterfuge and cunning, the Yes Men’s “hijinks” provide periodic and necessary shocks to a system whose seamless messaging routinely serves as a means to disorient and immobilize the public.
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Opening Receptions, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, The Yes Men: 'Identity-Correcting' Hijinks

Classical Music | A Night Of Latin American Composers And More


La Camerata Washington Heights; Víctor Hernández, flute; Jorge Garcia D’Leon, clarinet; Luis Casal, first violin; Charlene Bishop, second violin; Ina Paris, viola; Thea Miserow, cello; Anthony Morris, double-bass; Adán Vásquez, harp. Program Ariel Pirotti (b. 1970) Tangoide Julio A. Hernández (1900-1999) Romanza Aura Marina Del Rosario (1925-2019) Caracola   Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Danses Sacrée et Profane Maria Grever (1885-1951) Te Quiero Dijiste/ Magic is the Moonlight  Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791) Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Introduction and Allegro Marcel Grandjany (1891-1975) Aria in Classic Style  Carlos Salzedo (1885-1961) Chanson dans la Nuit  Limited Seats. RSVP required. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and mask required.
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Concerts, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, A Night Of Latin American Composers And More

Dancing | Salsa Party


Celebrate the art of salsa featuring social dancing and performances with a Latin dance studio. Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, then dance the night away with live music and enjoy performances by Brooklyn's best Latin dance teams.
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Dancings, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, Salsa Party

Discussion | The Work of Self-Taught Artists (online)


Noted artist and collector KAWS and Valérie Rousseau, Senior Curator of Self-Taught Art & Art Brut, take a closer look into the artist’s vivid interest in the work of self-taught artists. KAWS will reflect on both the impact these works have had on his creative practice and his favorite pieces.
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Discussions, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, The Work of Self-Taught Artists (online)

Classical Music | Brandenburg Concertos By J. S. Bach


Considered one of the greatest works of the Baroque era, Bach's exuberant Brandenburg Concertos are a marvel of innovative scoring, with each movement showcasing the virtuosity and distinct sonority of a different instrument. Orchestra of St. Luke's grew out of a chamber ensemble that gathered in the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village in 1974. Now St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble consists of 22 virtuoso artists with a diverse repertoire spanning Baroque to contemporary. The ensemble forms the artistic core of the Orchestra of St. Luke's, one of America's leading ensembles.
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Concerts, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, Brandenburg Concertos By J. S. Bach

Symposium | Looting, Loss, and Recovery: A Virtual Symposium (online)


A virtual symposium exploring a range of topics related to the exhibition Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art. The discussion will feature historians Rafael Cardoso, Lisa Moses Leff, Timothy Snyder, and Sarah Abrevaya Stein as well as co-curators Darsie Alexander, Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator, and Sam Sackeroff, Lerman-Neubauer Assistant Curator. Experts in their respective fields of study, the speakers will address a range of topics including the specific restitution story of a single painting, Max Pechstein's "Paysage" (1912), the destruction of the Jewish community of Salonica [Thessaloniki, Greece], and the efforts of Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Inc. The exhibition curators will also provide a video overview of the exhibition. Viewers are encouraged to pose questions for the speakers in the chat during the video premieres. Videos will continue to be available for future viewing.
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Symposiums, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, Looting, Loss, and Recovery: A Virtual Symposium (online)

Author Reading | The Everybody Ensemble: Wildly Inventive Essays (online)


Amy Leach’s new book is filled with praise songs, poetry, ingenious critique, soul-lifting philosophy, music theory, and whimsical but scientific trips into nature, Leach sets off an irrepressible celebration of our oddball, interconnected world.
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Author Readings, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, The Everybody Ensemble: Wildly Inventive Essays (online)
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Concerts, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, Afrobeat, Soul and More
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Concerts, December 09, 2021, 12/09/2021, Schubert, Debussy and More: Voice and Piano
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Play | Heartwarming Holiday Play with Broadway Actors

Regular Price: $69
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Play | Broadway Actors In A Thriller

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Concert | 'A Superb Performer' and Her Band

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Performance | Courtroom and Political Storis

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Classical Music | Schubert, Debussy and More: Voice and Piano

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