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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 17, 2021?

9 free events take place on Friday, December 17 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 17 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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9 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Friday, December 17, 2021

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

Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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Workshops, December 17, 2021, 12/17/2021, Tai Chi

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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 17, 2021, 12/17/2021, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Fair | Outdoor Market: Local Crafts, Artisan Provisions, Exquisite Gifts


This European inspired open-air market hosts artisan vendors from New York City and around the world. The holiday shops are housed in custom-designed kiosks. Open daily: 11 am-8 pm October 29 - January 2
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Fairs, December 17, 2021, 12/17/2021, Outdoor Market: Local Crafts, Artisan Provisions, Exquisite Gifts

Gallery Talk | Treasures from the Permanent Collection: Rossellino's Virgin and Child (online)


Morgan Library docents guide you on an up-close virtual exploration and discussion of one of the many works in the institution’s treasured permanent collection.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, December 17, 2021, 12/17/2021, Treasures from the Permanent Collection: Rossellino's Virgin and Child&nbsp;(online)

Film | Elf (2003): Fantasy Comedy With Will Ferrell


After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. 97 min. Director: Jon Favreau. Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart. Elf grossed $173.4 million in North America and $47 million in other territories for a total gross of $220.4 million, against a budget of $33 million.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Films, December 17, 2021, 12/17/2021, Elf (2003): Fantasy Comedy With Will Ferrell

Film | F9: The Fast Saga (2021): Tenth Movie Of The Series


Dom and the crew must take on an international terrorist who turns out to be Dom and Mia's estranged brother. 143 min. Director: Justin Lin Starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster. F9 set several pandemic box office records and grossed over $726 million worldwide, becoming the fourth highest-grossing film of 2021. It is the sequel to The Fate of the Furious (2017), the ninth main installment, and the tenth full-length film in the Fast & Furious franchise.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 17, 2021, 12/17/2021, F9: The Fast Saga (2021): Tenth Movie Of The Series

Museums | Egyptian and Medieval Art, Renaissance Paintings, Rare Manuscripts and More


Founded in 1906, the museum and library was built in an Italian Renaissance-style and reflects America's Age of Elegance. In its collection, there is Egyptian art, Renaissance paintings, Chinese porcelains, ancient seals and tablets, medieval art objects as well as literary and historical manuscripts, early printed books, old master drawings, photographs.    Proof of at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the FDA or the WHO, valid ID, masks are required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Museumss, December 17, 2021, 12/17/2021, Egyptian and Medieval Art, Renaissance Paintings, Rare Manuscripts and More

Classical Music | The Met's Balcony Bar from Home Featuring ETHEL and Friends in Concert (online)


Fix yourself a drink and experience The Met's Balcony Bar from home with ETHEL, one of the most acclaimed string quartets in the contemporary classical field. With an eye on tradition and an ear to the future, ETHEL is a leading force in concert music's reengagement with musical vernaculars, fusing diverse traditions into a vibrant sound. Expect familiar classical tunes mixed with a fair share of the group's signature cutting-edge repertoire. ETHEL is Ralph Farris (viola), Kip Jones (violin), Dorothy Lawson (cello), and Corin Lee (violin).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, December 17, 2021, 12/17/2021, The Met's Balcony Bar from Home Featuring ETHEL and Friends in Concert (online)

Concert | A Holiday Concert


Bloomingdale School Of Music presents a holiday concert. The program includes works by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Piazzola as well as some holiday surprises. Must show Ticket or RSVP Confirmation Must present Vaccination Card or Excelsior Pass Must fill out Health Screening Survey and present confirmation email
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 17, 2021, 12/17/2021, A Holiday Concert
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Play | Heartwarming Holiday Play with Broadway Actors

Regular Price: $69
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Play | Broadway Actors In A Thriller

Regular Price: $43
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Concert | 'A Superb Performer' and Her Band

Regular Price: $45
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Performance | Courtroom and Political Storis

Regular Price: $by invitation only
CFT Member Price: $0.00

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

Regular Price: $35
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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