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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 21, 2021?

16 free events take place on Tuesday, December 21 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 21 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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16 free things to do in New York City (NYC)
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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

Concert | Bach to Beatles: Winter Solstice Waltz


A quartet will perform a wide-ranging mix of Classical masterpieces, Brazilian compositions, pop favorites and holiday standards.  from the ground floor level of The Oculus, the transportation hub at the World Trade Center. Terra Symphony Orchestra originated in the NYC subways with solo performances by violinist Eliano Braz and over the past six years has evolved into a collective of musicians, conductors and composers to foster appreciation of classical music from Brasil.
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 am
Free
Concerts, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Bach to Beatles: Winter Solstice Waltz

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 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training, and a lot of fun. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel etc. Every Tuesday. See link for COVID protocols.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Adult Zumba

Fair | Holiday Fair: Art, Jewelry, Home Goods and Delicious Eats


Loseyourself in glittering aisles of art, jewelry, home goods and delicious eats from local artisans and designers. It is the perfect place to do all your holiday shopping while soaking in the splendor of winter in New York City. Nov 29 - Dec 24 Monday - Saturday, 11am - 8pm Sunday 11am - 7pm Closed at 4pm on Christmas Eve
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Fairs, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Holiday Fair: Art, Jewelry, Home Goods and Delicious Eats

Workshop | Winter Solstice Meditation (online)


An offering to gather in community on the Winter Solstice. On this day, the Sun travels the shortest path through the sky, resulting in the least daylight and the longest night of the year. This provides us an auspicious opportunity to turn inward. Tony Pham will guide a 30-minute meditation before facilitating a safer space during which participants are welcome to engage in an open question and answer period.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Winter Solstice Meditation (online)

Concert | Holiday Impromptunes


Enjoy the magic of the season and experience free holiday music performances by The Mistletones.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Holiday Impromptunes

Concert | Solstice Hootenanny


A local musician and friends will lead a small ensemble of guitars, melodica and handheld percussion instruments in a selection of folk, jazz, bluegrass and holiday standards. Bring your own handheld instrument to join in the fun, no signup required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Solstice Hootenanny

Concert | Harlem Solstice Jam


Enjoy a rollicking evening of brass, Samba and marching band music. The program features performances by an Afro-funk/Latin/New Orleans-style grass outfit, an all-women Afro-Brazilian Samba Reggae percussion band, and more to be announced.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Harlem Solstice Jam

Concert | "Mobile Hallelujah: The Opportunity To Sing In A Mobile Chorus For All


The popular “Mobile Hallelujah” returns this season, in which the most dramatic 4 minutes of Handel’s famed oratorio Messiah are distilled into “pop-up” style performances that will take place from seven iconic midtown Manhattan locations, including Times Square and Rockefeller Plaza. You can chose to travel with the core ensemble of vocalists from location to location, all within walking distance of one another, or to meet the group at any of the spots at the appointed time. Either way, you’re sure to surprise the bystanders in your midst and to enjoy the revelry of your fellow choralists. To sign up to participate, or to learn more about the program, email at mmnymobilehallelujah@gmail.com with the word “Hallelujah” in the subject line. Singers of all skill levels and ages are welcome to participate, but if you have experience and already know your vocal range (SATB), please share this in your email.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, "Mobile Hallelujah: The Opportunity To Sing In A Mobile Chorus&nbsp;For All

Concert | A Pitch Perfect Evening with an A Cappella Group


A concert by a New York-based co-ed a cappella group, bringing a soulful sound to contemporary and classic pop music with the goal of creating a musical experience that entertains and inspires audiences of all ages, will perform hits from beloved artists like Cher, K-Ci & Jo Jo, and Sam Smith.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, A Pitch Perfect Evening with an A Cappella Group

Workshop | Bell by Bell: A Garden Soundscape


Continuing a ten-year tradition, volunteers will hand out color-coded bells to revelers that play different notes and give a crash course in hand bell basics. Then, a team of conductors will wave matching color-coded flags, prompting the participants to collectively contribute to soundscapes that intensify as the group learns to play together. Free hot beverages and other activities for kids. Handbells will be provided on loan while supplies last, but bring your own if you have them. Bring your mask.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Workshops, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Bell by Bell: A Garden Soundscape

Classical Music | Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" in the City Streets


In this popular participatory program, Handel’s most celebrated work – the “Hallelujah Chorus” – from his oratorio Messiah, is brought out of the concert hall and onto the city streets of NYC.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" in the City Streets

Performance | Magic Show


Bring the whole family to enjoy a remarkable and funny show with your new favorite magician.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Performances, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Magic Show

Concert | Ukulele Chistmas Jam


Calling all ukes! In a special program led by local singer/songwriter Gwendolyn Fritz, players of all skill levels are welcomed to participate in this parade, which will feature classic holiday and repertoire tunes for the ukulele.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Ukulele Chistmas Jam

Concert | Tambor Tuesday Street Jam


Kick off a lively rocking night of Afro Latin and Afro Brazilian Rhythms with an outdoors street jam that gathers and then parades through the East Village to the legendary Drom nightclub on Avenue A, where the party will continue into the night. Featuring Afro Brazilian Samba Reggae, Afro Cuban rumba and salsa and timba dance grooves.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Concerts, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Tambor Tuesday Street Jam

Classical Music | Chamber Ensemble Performs Works By Arnold Schoenberg And More (In Person and Online)


Argento Chamber Ensemble celebrates the winter solstice by barking at the moon with Pierrot Lunaire! Pierrot Lunaire broke ground by incorporating many new musical innovations: a new form of vocal performance (Sprechstimme), a psychedelic, theatrical interpretation of traditional Commedia dell'Arte characters, and the mixed, five member "kleines Kammerorchester." Program Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) Pierrot Lunaire (1912) Yotam Haber Bloodsnow (2020) Franco Donatoni Clair (1980) Tania Leon Atwood Songs (2018 ) Ticket reservations start on Nov 21, 2021.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Chamber Ensemble Performs Works By Arnold Schoenberg And More (In Person and Online)
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Play | Heartwarming Holiday Play with Broadway Actors

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Play | Broadway Actors In A Thriller

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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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