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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 6, 2022?

27 free events take place on Tuesday, December 6 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 6 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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27 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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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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Tours, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Get in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Adult Zumba

Book Discussion | A Vision of Yemen: The Travels of a European Orientalist and His Native Guide (online)


In 1869, Hayyim Habshush, a Yemeni Jew, accompanied the European orientalist Joseph Halévy on his archaeological tour of Yemen. Twenty years later, Habshush wrote A Vision of Yemen, a memoir of their travels, that provides a vivid account of daily life, religion, and politics. More than a simple travelogue, it is a work of trickster-tales, thick anthropological descriptions, and reflections on Jewish–Muslim relations. At its heart lies the fractious and intimate relationship between the Yemeni coppersmith and the “enlightened” European scholar and the collision between the cultures each represents. The book thus offers a powerful indigenous response to European Orientalism. This edition is the first English translation of Habshush’s writings from the original Judeo-Arabic and Hebrew and includes an accessible historical introduction to the work. The translation maintains Habshush’s gripping style and rich portrayal of the diverse communities and cultures of Yemen, offering a potent mixture of artful storytelling and cultural criticism, suffused with humor and empathy. Habshush writes about the daily lives of men and women, rich and poor, Jewish and Muslim, during a turbulent period of war and both Ottoman and European imperialist encroachment. With this translation, Alan Verskin recovers the lost voice of a man passionately committed to his land and people. Author Alan Verskin is Associate Professor of History at the University of Rhode Island.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, A Vision of Yemen: The Travels of a European Orientalist and His Native Guide&nbsp;(online)

Discussion | Trust Is Good - Control Is Better?: Monitoring Employees (online)


Many firms are faced with the question whether and how closely they should monitor their workers. Monitoring employees has costs and benefits for firms. On the one hand, monitoring might be necessary to ensure that employees really do their job and it might signal to workers the management’s expectations. On the other hand, most employees dislike being monitored, not only because it prevents them from slacking off, but also because it may be a sign of mistrust. In a large-scale RCT with a major German bakery chain with 150 stores and over 2000 workers, Prof. Matthias Heinz and his team reduced the monitoring intensity in randomly selected stores for several months. Explore whether and under which circumstances “control is good, trust is better.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Trust Is Good - Control Is Better?: Monitoring Employees (online)

Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Discussion | Chat with Fellow Beatlemaniacs (Online)


Deepen your knowledge of the classic Beatles album Revolver with other music fans in this virtual hangout. Revolver is the seventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on August 5th, 1966, accompanied by the double A-side single Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine. The album was the Beatles' final recording project before their retirement as live performers and marked the group's most overt use of studio technology to date, building on the advances of their late 1965 release Rubber Soul. It has since become regarded as one of the greatest and most innovative albums in the history of popular music, with recognition centred on its range of musical styles, diverse sounds, and lyrical content.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Chat with Fellow Beatlemaniacs (Online)

Discussion | Kosher Nostra: The Life and Times of Jewish Gangsters in the United States (online)


Since the nineteenth century Jews have been involved in organized crime all over the U.S. Some of the most famous mafiosos including Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky, and Mickey Cohen were all Jewish boys who grew into some of the most influential underground figures we know. These activities flourished during Prohibition, as many became deeply entrenched in bootlegging, gambling, and murder. Learn about the so-called "Kosher Nostra" with Robert Rockaway, author of But He Was Good to His Mother: The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters and Joe Kraus, author of The Kosher Capones: A History of Chicago's Jewish Gangsters. Moderated by Geoff Schumacher, Vice President of Exhibits and Programs at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in Las Vegas. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Kosher Nostra: The Life and Times of Jewish Gangsters in the United States (online)

Book Discussion | The Cloisters: Thriller Set at the Met (online)


The Secret History meets Ninth House in Katy Hays's sinister, atmospheric novel following a circle of researchers as they uncover a mysterious deck of tarot cards and shocking secrets in New York’s famed Met Cloisters.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, The Cloisters:&nbsp;Thriller Set at the Met (online)

Lecture | Tamizdat: Banned Books from Russia and Eastern Europe


The term tamizdat, coined as a derivative of samizdat (self-publishing) and gosizdat (state publishing), refers to the publishing industry "over there," or abroad. It stands for the corpus of manuscripts rejected, censored or never submitted for publication at home but smuggled through various channels across the Iron Curtain and printed elsewhere, with or without the authors' knowledge or consent. Tamizdat was a weapon on the cultural fronts of the Cold War and remained as symbolic of the Soviet era as its more familiar and better researched domestic counterparts, samizdat and gosizdat, until Perestroika, when the Curtain began to rust. First published abroad before they could see the light of day at home, these first editions of "contraband" literature from Russia and Eastern Europe contributed to the formation of the canon. Each publication has its own history, making tamizdat a literary practice and a political institution. In the span of several decades, it paved the way for the reunification of Russian and East European literatures at home and abroad, reconciling the gap that came between them as a result of political upheaval in the twentieth century. Speaker Yakov Klots is Assistant Professor in the Russian and Slavic Studies Program at Hunter College.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:00 pm
Free
Lectures, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Tamizdat: Banned Books from Russia and Eastern Europe

Discussion | Chat with Fellow Beatlemaniacs (Online)


Deepen your knowledge of the classic Beatles album Revolver with other music fans in this virtual hangout. Revolver is the seventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on August 5th, 1966, accompanied by the double A-side single Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine. The album was the Beatles' final recording project before their retirement as live performers and marked the group's most overt use of studio technology to date, building on the advances of their late 1965 release Rubber Soul. It has since become regarded as one of the greatest and most innovative albums in the history of popular music, with recognition centred on its range of musical styles, diverse sounds, and lyrical content.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Chat with Fellow Beatlemaniacs (Online)

Workshop | Mending Hand-Made Crafts


Learn how to repair textiles using darning, a technique for fixing damaged knits and wovens. Bring an item you would like to repair, otherwise materials will be provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Mending Hand-Made Crafts

Discussion | Writing for Children and Young Adults


A panel with authors Hailey Neil and  Linda Epstein as they sit down with Caron Levis to discuss new works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Writing for Children and Young Adults

Lecture | “The Revolution Is Here”: Tom Lloyd, Black Art Study, and Configuring the Museum (online)


In January 1969, the electronic light sculptor Tom Lloyd became a founding member of the Art Workers’ Coalition, a group of artists and critics who pressured New York’s mainstream museums to be more inclusive in the range of artists they exhibited and collected. This talk examines Lloyd’s labors within and beyond the group. Speaker Krista Thompson will focus on Lloyd’s use of Black Art Study, his engagement with study as a site, tactic, and medium to center Black and Puerto Rican art and revolutionize museums. Art historical considerations of information and research-based art and social practice may be expanded by exploring Lloyd’s (and that of his collaborator, Faith Ringgold) use of polls and surveys, his efforts to start a center devoted to Black and Puerto Rican art at the Museum of Modern Art, and his design of neighborhood Illuminated Sound Environments, which were attentive to the aesthetics of Black life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, &ldquo;The Revolution Is Here&rdquo;: Tom Lloyd, Black Art Study, and Configuring the Museum (online)

Talk | Designing Tomorrow’s Met


Nearly 50 years after the groundbreaking for the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing, conceived to usher much of the world’s creative brilliance into an expanded Metropolitan campus, The Met is engaged in the execution of a plan to reimagine its galleries for the arts of sub-Saharan Africa, Oceania, and the ancient Americas. In 2019 the Museum began a complete renovation of the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing in partnership with architect Kulapat Yantrasast, founder of WHY, who has dedicated his career and practice to cultural inclusivity. Learn from Yantrasast about his solution to the unique challenge of equitably articulating three separate but adjacent galleries united under a single wing of the Museum—the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas—to develop aesthetically customized yet complementary galleries for each of these art histories, each with its own spatial qualities and relationship to light. His design reimagines and reintroduces these three major world traditions in dialogue with The Met collection as a whole.
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Discussion | Perspectives on Whales, Oceans, and the Changing Coastline


Famed marine biologist, photographer, and USCG-licensed captain Gaelin Rosenwaks will join in conversation with historian and journalist Jessica DuLong for this riveting evening on the heels of the release of Rosenwaks’s new book Sperm Whales: The Gentle Goliaths of the Oceans. Rosenwaks will share insights and stories from her magical moments spent with the gentle giants of the seas. In addition to diving into highlights within the newly-released book, this expansive talk will examine important topics such as gender roles in science and the maritime world, the effects of the pandemic on ocean life, and the changing realities of New York’s coastline.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Perspectives on Whales, Oceans, and the Changing Coastline

Workshop | Play bridge in a stress-free environment


One of the most popular card games of the last century, bridge is still enjoyed by professional and amateur players alike today - and now you can stop by and enjoy it too! Bring your bridge partner, or you will be matched up with someone to play as a pair. There will be instructions and the chance to observe players, making this a perfect event for beginners looking to learn how to play bridge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Play bridge in a stress-free environment

Lecture | Ralph Albert Blakelock: The Brilliant and Tragic Painter


Ralph Albert Blakelock was a visionary painter in the late 19th century, but suffered from extreme poverty and mental illness and died after nearly two decades in a mental institution. During his confinement, he was elected a member of the club by his close friend and supporter Harry Watrous, and rose to national fame for his expressive moonlight scenes. Although Blakelock never exhibited at the club, and led a life on the fringe of the established New York art world, his friendship with Watrous helped to bring his unique work to the attention of the public and he has had influence on the lineage of modern art. Speaker Nina Sangimino is curator at the Long Island Museum, where she co-curated Two Centuries of Long Island Women Artists, 1800-2000.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Ralph Albert Blakelock: The Brilliant and Tragic Painter

Discussion | Who Cares about Careworkers and Educators?: Leveraging Wellness to Close the Racial Health Gap


In this timely, equity-focused discussion on wellness during the twin pandemics of COVID and a nationwide reckoning with systemic racism, three scholars will discuss the development of culturally responsive wellness spaces focused on sustaining careworkers and educators. Vivian Williams-Kurutz (moderator) is a visionary, founder and executive director of Harlem Wellness Center, health activist, community organizer, speaker, yoga and meditation teacher, writer and business owner based in Manhattan. Andolyn Brown Dr. Andolyn Brown is the co-founder and co-director of the non-profit Afro.Scholar EdCollective developed in partnership with the Bundles Community Scholars program. Janessa Waiters is a Black, queer, disabled, survivor and former nanny with more than 15 years of experience in the domestic care work industry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Who Cares about Careworkers and Educators?: Leveraging Wellness to Close the Racial Health Gap

Film | Bad Roads (2020): Four Stories of War


Four short stories are set along the roads of Donbas, Ukraine during the war. Director: Natalya Vorozhbit Stars: Igor Koltovskyy, Andrey Lelyukh, Volodymyr Hurin 105 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Bad Roads (2020): Four Stories of War

Discussion | A Convesration with Tony-Winning Choreographer Bill T. Jones (online)


Nigerian-born writer and scholar Louis Chude-Sokei will be in conversation with Live Arts Artistic Director Bill T. Jones. Jones is the recipient of the 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award; the 2013 National Medal of Arts; the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors; a 2010 Tony Award for Best Choreography of the critically acclaimed FELA!; a 2007 Tony Award, 2007 Obie Award for his choreography for Spring Awakening; the 2010 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award; the 2007 USA Eileen Harris Norton Fellowship; the 2006 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreography for The Seven; the 2005 Wexner Prize; the 2005 Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement; the 2005 Harlem Renaissance Award; the 2003 Dorothy and lillian Gish Prize; and the 1994 MacArthur Fellows Award.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Discussions, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, A Convesration with Tony-Winning Choreographer Bill T. Jones (online)

Talk | Artist Talk: Moving-Image Works


An evening with Frank Heath, whose moving-image works explore the inner workings of underground infrastructures, communication networks, bureaucratic procedures, and other complex systems. Often, Heath reaches absurd conclusions, wryly revealing the disperse and bureaucratic nature of power structures and their susceptibility to human folly and historical contingency. This event will screen three pieces, including the recently-completed archival montage Protect Your Home (Interpret It Well), a music video about home security accompanying a composition by percussionist Ches Smith. Heath will appear in conversation following the screening.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Artist Talk: Moving-Image Works

Discussion | Choreographer Bill T. Jones and Writer Louis Chude-Sokei in Conversation (online)


A chat featuring Nigerian-born writer and scholar Louis Chude-Sokei in conversation with Artistic Director Bill T. Jones. Chude-Sokei's book, The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics, was an important source of inspiration and information for the newest work by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Curriculum II, which will have its NY premiere early in 2023.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
$5
Discussions, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Choreographer Bill T. Jones and Writer Louis Chude-Sokei in Conversation (online)

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
7:00 pm
Free
City Walks, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Holiday Lights Tour

Book Discussion | Learn About the Life of Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins


Author Aidan Levy will by joined by musician James Brandon Lewis to discuss Levy's new biography Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins. Based on more than 200 interviews with Rollins himself, family members, friends, and collaborators, as well as Rollins' extensive personal archive, Saxophone Colossus is the comprehensive portrait of this legendary saxophonist and composer, civil rights activist and environmentalist. Sonny Rollins has long been considered an enigma. Known as the "Saxophone Colossus," he is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest jazz improvisers of all time, winning Grammys, the Austrian Cross of Honor, Sweden's Polar Music Prize and a National Medal of Arts. A bridge from bebop to the avant-garde, he is a lasting link to the golden age of jazz. His seven-decade career has been well documented, but the backstage life of the man once called "the only jazz recluse" has gone largely untold -- until now.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Learn About the Life of Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins

Classical Music | The Music of Czech Composer Zdenek Fibich


Program Zdenek Fibich (1850 -1900) Poeme, op.41 no.4 Zdenek Fibich (1850 -1900) Two Scherzi, op.4 Zdenek Fibich (1850 -1900) The Water Goblin, a melodrama for piano and narration on the words by Karel Jaromir Erben Zdenek Fibich (1850 -1900) Quintet for clarinet, violin, cello, horn and piano in D major, op.42 Zdenek Fibich was a Czech composer of classical music. Among his compositions are chamber works, symphonic poems, three symphonies, at least seven operas, melodramas including the substantial trilogy Hippodamia, liturgical music including a mass, and a large cycle (almost 400 pieces, from the 1890s) of piano works called Moods, Impressions, and Reminiscences. The piano cycle served as a diary of sorts of his love for a piano pupil, and one of the pieces formed the basis for the short instrumental work Poeme, for which Fibich is best remembered today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, The Music of Czech Composer Zdenek Fibich

Book Discussion | Either/Or: The Limits of Adulthood (in-person and online)


From Elif Batuman, acclaimed of The Idiot, the continuation of beloved protagonist Selin’s quest for self-knowledge, as she travels abroad and tests the limits of her newfound adulthood
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, December 06, 2022, 12/06/2022, Either/Or: The Limits of Adulthood (in-person and online)
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