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

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

All events are free unless otherwise noted.
        

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 | Intro to Chess


This course is designed to teach chess to adults of all ages, who have no knowledges of the game. Students will learn pawn and piece movements, as well as, the fundamentals of the beginning, the middle and the end of the game. Part of the class will be board demonstrations and part practical interaction. Instructor: Ed Auguste    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Intro to Chess

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
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Concerts, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Solstice Hootenanny

Book Discussion | Bring Your Own Book: A Book Talk


This lively book talk is a great way to share titles with like-minded book-goers. The librarians have some to share, but please feel free to recommend a title or two yourself! Requirements to share a title with the group: Writer must have material in the catalog at www.nypl.org You may disagree with others, but please do not be disagreeable Polite discourse only
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Book Discussions, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Bring Your Own Book: A Book Talk

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

Parade | Radiant Revelry: A March of Remembrance and Relief


A Winter Solstice procession that serves as a collective release through music and dance after two years of COVID-19. A cathartic parade through downtown Manhattan, Radiant Revelry '21 celebrates the lives of those who were lost with a diverse group of artists united to transform a time of darkness into a time of revitalization and hope. Featuring music and performances.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:30 pm
Free
Parades, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Radiant Revelry: A March of Remembrance and Relief

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

Discussion | Celebrations of the Season: A Panel Discussion on the History of the Holidays (Online)


"For millennia, cultures across the Northern Hemisphere have celebrated the periods in and around the winter solstice: the time in December when the North Pole, furthest in her tilt from the sun, produces the longest night of the year. Over time, these festivals, rites, and ceremonies have grown to compete with and be informed by one another—overlapping and influencing each other while maintaining one obvious throughline from Saturnalia to Christmas: a joyous celebration of life in the face of the coldest and darkest season.  Join for a roundtable discussion with authors, Bruce Forbes and Tara Moore to discuss their respective works: Christmas: A Candid History and Christmas: The Sacred to Santa, and how winter festivals have linked cultures throughout time into today."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 21, 2021, 12/21/2021, Celebrations of the Season: A Panel Discussion on the History of the Holidays (Online)

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 in a series of 4-minute pop-up performances from seven iconic outdoor midtown Manhattan locations. Singers can walk the entire route with the core ensemble or join the group at any spot that is most convenient, surprising bystanders with seemingly spontaneous outbursts of the famous choral piece in the process. Lcations and estimated performance start times (travel time is worked into the schedule): 6:00 PM, New York Public Library (Fifth Avenue and West 42nd Street) 6:15 PM, One Vanderbilt (1 Vanderbilt Ave) 6:30 PM, Rockefeller Center (45 Rockefeller Plaza) 6:45 PM, Times Square (199 West 45th Street) Hot chocolate intermission! 7:15 PM, Carnegie Hall (881 7th Avenue) 7:30 PM, Columbus Circle (5 Columbus Circle) 7:45 PM, Lincoln Center (10 Lincoln Center Plaza) Any singer who knows their part to the chorus is welcomed and encouraged to participate simply by showing up to their preferred location by the start time, but if you know you will be participating please send an email with the subject line "Mobile Hallelujah" to mmnymobilehallelujah@gmail.com that includes your name, the location you will sing from, your vocal part (soprano, alto, tenor or bass) and your vaccination status
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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 | CANCELLED 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, CANCELLED 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)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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Theater | Storytelling at its Best from Far Away

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Theater | Broadway Actor in a Play About Inspiring Reality and Unexpected Uncertainty

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