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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 3, 2022?

26 free events take place on Saturday, December 3 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 3 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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26 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Saturday, December 3, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment
free events nyc The Nutcracker: One-Hour Version of Tchiakovsky's Holiday Classic
free events nyc Seen, Sound, Scribe: Talks and Readings
free events nyc Part One of Richard Wagner's Epic Der Ring des Nibelungen
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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
Free
Tours, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Film | The Grinch (2018): Animated Dr. Seuss Classic Updated


A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville. Directors: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones 85 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$5
Films, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, The Grinch (2018): Animated Dr. Seuss Classic Updated

Dance Performance | The Nutcracker: One-Hour Version of Tchiakovsky's Holiday Classic


The one-hour version of the beloved holiday ballet performed to Tchaikovsky's cherished score is set Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time New York Theatre Ballet choreographer Keith Michael.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, The Nutcracker: One-Hour Version of Tchiakovsky's Holiday Classic

Book Discussion | Four Wheels and a Board: The Smithsonian History of Skateboarding


Skateboarding isn’t just a recreational activity, but a professional sport, lifestyle, art form, and cultural phenomenon. The striking book captures its spirited history, iconic skateboarders, diverse community, and the palpable passion of the people who love it. It includes contributions from the most influential names in the game, including Rodney Mullen, Tony Hawk, Mimi Knoop, and more. Betsy Gordon and Jane Rogers are the authors.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussions, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Four Wheels and a Board: The Smithsonian History of Skateboarding
2:00 pm
Regular: $25
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Concerts, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Christmas Concert

Poetry Reading | PoetryFest


Brimming with verse and conversation, PoetryFest has for 13 years brought “literary revelry” (New Yorker) to audiences across NYC. Curated by Nick Laird, the weekend-long festival is a haven away from our world of fast online verbiage, celebrating the value of sitting and listening to words written with sharpened care, intent, and nuance by today's foremost poets. Featuring: Victoria Kennefick and Sasha Debevec-McKenney
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
Poetry Readings, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, PoetryFest

Discussion | The Influence of Jose Limon on Latin Dance


Latin choreographers, performers, and thought leaders explore contemporary Latin dance in America through the lens of Jose Limon, as well as other foundational figures in the artform, while speaking to the influences these rich legacies continue to have on current and future practices in the field. Jose Arcadio Limon (1908 - 1972) was a dancer and choreographer from Mexico and who developed what is now known as 'Limon technique'. In the 1940s, he founded the Jose Limon Dance Company (now the Limon Dance Company), and in 1968 he created the Jose Limon Foundation to carry on his work. In his choreography, Limon spoke to the complexities of human life as experienced through the body. His dances feature large, visceral gestures -- reaching, bending, pulling, grasping -- to communicate emotion. Inspired in part by his teacher Doris Humphrey's and Charles Weidman's theories about the importance of body weight and dynamics, his own Limon technique emphasizes the rhythms of falling and recovering balance and the importance of good breathing to maintaining flow in a dance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:30 pm
Free
Discussions, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, The Influence of Jose Limon on Latin Dance

Dance Lesson | Alvin Ailey Dance Workshop (online)


The third annual "Revelations: Around the World Workshop as dancers from all over the world come together to learn excerpts of choreography from Ailey’s signature masterpiece online. Beginners welcome. Since its premiere in 1960, Alvin Ailey’s "Revelations: has been a lasting cultural treasure beloved by people from around the world. This enduring classic is a tribute to that tradition, born out of the choreographer’s “blood memories” of his childhood in rural Texas and the Baptist Church. Revelations has been performed continuously around the globe, transcending barriers of faith and nationality, and appealing to universal emotions, making it one of the most recognized ballets in the world.  This workshop will be led by Ailey Extension director and former Ailey dancer, Lisa Johnson-Willingham. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Dance Lessons, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Alvin Ailey Dance Workshop (online)

Classical Music | Guitar lecture-recital 


World-renowned classical guitarist Matt Kaplan will present an in-depth study of guitar compositions by the Bolivian composer Jaime Zenamon in this concert and talk focusing on the art of interpretation and storytelling in Zenamon's music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Guitar lecture-recital&nbsp;

Classical Music | Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue


Enjoy a program of hymns, anthems, and voluntaries for the organ.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Serene organ meditations in an intimate venue

Festival | Holiday on the Hudson Tree Lighting


Celebrate the season with a holiday tree lighting, live music, decoration making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:30 pm
Free
Festivals, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Holiday on the Hudson Tree Lighting
4:30 pm
Regular: $25
Member: $0
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Performances, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Improvisational Comedy for the Whole Family

Festival | First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment


At the monthly First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment, including dynamic performances and participatory experiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Festivals, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, First Saturdays: Free Programs of Art and Entertainment

Poetry Reading | PoetryFest


Brimming with verse and conversation, PoetryFest has for 13 years brought “literary revelry” (New Yorker) to audiences across NYC. Curated by Nick Laird, the weekend-long festival is a haven away from our world of fast online verbiage, celebrating the value of sitting and listening to words written with sharpened care, intent, and nuance by today's foremost poets. Featuring: Louis de Paor and Billy Collins
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
Free
Poetry Readings, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, PoetryFest

Poetry Reading | PoetryFest


Brimming with verse and conversation, PoetryFest has for 13 years brought "literary revelry" (New Yorker) to audiences across NYC. Curated by Nick Laird, the weekend-long festival is a haven away from our world of fast online verbiage, celebrating the value of sitting and listening to words written with sharpened care, intent, and nuance by today's foremost poets. Featuring: Sean Hewitt and Catherine Barnett
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
Free
Poetry Readings, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, PoetryFest

Discussion | The History and Usage of Oil Paints


A panel of painters and conservators will discuss how oil painting developed, and the many ways to use oil paints. Questions will be taken from the audience; answered and discussed by the panelists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, The History and Usage of Oil Paints

Dance Performance | The Nutcracker: One-Hour Version of Tchiakovsky's Holiday Classic


The one-hour version of the beloved holiday ballet performed to Tchaikovsky's cherished score is set Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time New York Theatre Ballet choreographer Keith Michael.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Dance Performances, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, The Nutcracker: One-Hour Version of Tchiakovsky's Holiday Classic
7:00 pm
Regular: $30
Member: $0
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Performances, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Dance-Theater
7:00 pm
Regular: $45
Member: $0
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Plays, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Drama: Intimate, Confessional Story

City Walk | Holiday Lights Tour


It's time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers surely await you in this winter wonderland. Lighting and window displays we visit on the tour: (tentative until displays are up): Rockefeller Center St. Patrick's Cathedral Saks Fifth Ave Macy's Herald Square Bergdorf Goodman Tiffany and Co. and much more Rain, snow or shine. Dress appropriate for the weather (jackets, scarves, hats, gloves and layers).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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City Walks, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Holiday Lights Tour
7:30 pm
Regular: $20
Member: $0
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Concerts, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Chamber Music by Beethoven, Brahms and More
7:30 pm
Regular: $12.00
Member: $0
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Comedy Clubs, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Intimate Comedy Show

Jazz | Jihye Lee Jazz Orchestra


Rising star of the jazz world leads an 18-member ensemble recently featured at Birdland in a dynamic program to include newly arranged works of Korean traditional classics such as "Sae Taryeong" and "Arirang". Jihye LeKnown is for her "intrepid storytelling" approach to jazz and is the recipient of BMI Foundation's Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize and frequently writes arrangements for Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. *Please note that seating for this event is first-come, first-served with reservation. Doors open at 7pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Jihye Lee Jazz Orchestra

Reading | Seen, Sound, Scribe: Talks and Readings


This event features a talk with the Def Poetry Jam-featured author Jaha Zainabu, who celebrates the release of her collection, I'm Writing to Tell You, with several readings from the new book, and international poetry sensation Nikita Gill. They are followed by a performance from the self-styled "BlackGirlMagic" singer-songwriter Mayyadda, playing songs from her 2021 album Try & Remember.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Readings, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Seen, Sound, Scribe: Talks and Readings

Classical Music | Part One of Richard Wagner's Epic Der Ring des Nibelungen


New York Repertory Orchestra; David Leibowitz, Musical Director; Sarah Cambidge, soprano; Kyle van Schoonhoven, tenor; Mark Risinger, bass Program Wilhelm Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883): Das Rheingold, Entry of the Gods into Valhalla Wilhelm Richard Wagner: Die Walkure, Act I Das Rheingold is the first of the four music dramas that constitute Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. As the "preliminary evening" within the cycle, Das Rheingold gives the background to the events that drive the main dramas of the cycle. It recounts Alberich's theft of the Rhine gold after his renunciation of love; his fashioning of the all-powerful ring from the gold and his enslavement of the Nibelungs; Wotan's seizure of the gold and the ring, to pay his debt to the giants who have built his fortress Valhalla; Alberich's curse on the ring and its possessors; Erda's warning to Wotan to forsake the ring; the early manifestation of the curse's power after Wotan yields the ring to the giants; and the gods' uneasy entry into Valhalla, under the shadow of their impending doom.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
$15 suggested donation
Concerts, December 03, 2022, 12/03/2022, Part One of Richard Wagner's Epic Der Ring des Nibelungen
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Concert | Broadway Singers, Harmonica and Chamber Musicians

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Classical Music | Piano Works by Mozart, Liszt, Ravel, Mahler, and More

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