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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 7, 2022?

29 free events take place on Wednesday, December 7 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 7 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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29 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Editor's Picks

free events nyc Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music
free events nyc Best-Selling Author Celebrates the Centennial of Ulysses
free events nyc The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams (in-person and online)
free events nyc Mexican-American Singer-Violinist-Composer
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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
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Tours, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Talk | Investigating Nonhuman Consciousness (online)


Humans make many decisions that affect nonhumans without always knowing whether these nonhumans are conscious. Is there a test for nonhuman consciousness that can be useful for impact assessments and policy decisions despite the limitations on our knowledge about other minds? In this panel, Jonathan Birch will present his proposed strategy for investigating invertebrate consciousness and Susan Schneider will present her proposed test for AI consciousness. Birch and Schneider will then discuss the pros and cons of these tests, as well as the similarities and differences between testing for consciousness in these different nonhuman populations.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Talks, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Investigating Nonhuman Consciousness (online)

Concert | Sing Your Favorite Christmas Carols Accompanied by Children's Choir


Join the Annual Community Charol Sing and celebrate the holidays with good cheer and good music. Bring family, friends, neighbors and colleagues during the noon hour and enjoy singing some of your favorite carols together in an intimate setting with the Choristers of the combined Boys' and Girls' Choirs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:15 pm
Free
Concerts, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Sing Your Favorite Christmas Carols Accompanied by Children's Choir

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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Concerts, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Jazz | Standards from the American Songbook


Jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guests play standards from the American Songbook. Bill Wurtzel began playing guitar at age 9, and was a radio and TV country music performer by age 12. He attended art school and had a career as an award-winning advertising creative director. He continued to play professionally and switched to music full time in 1989. Bill has played worldwide with many jazz legends, including the Count Basie Countsmen, Wild Bill Davis, Bill Doggett, Jimmy McGriff, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, singers Gloria Lynne and Terri Thornton, as well as Paul Simon. Bill is a director of the Jazz Foundation of America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Standards from the American Songbook

Screening | Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) with Gene Wilder


A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory. Directed by Mel Stuart Featuring Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, and Roy Kinnear Rated G 98 minutes. Jerome Silberman (1933 - 2016), known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor, comedian, writer and filmmaker. Wilder's first major role was as Leopold Bloom in the 1967 film The Producers for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. This was the first in a series of collaborations with writer/director Mel Brooks, including 1974's Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, which Wilder co-wrote, garnering the pair an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. He also received a Gold Globe Award for Best Actor for the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), and another Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Silver Streak (1976)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screenings, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) with Gene Wilder

Lecture | Class Traitors: One Percenters for Radical Redistribution (online)


Most rich people don’t seem to have a problem with massive economic inequality, justifying their wealth with reference to their hard work and moral character. But some wealthy people don’t buy these justifications, because they recognize that they have had "unearned" advantages, and see themselves as beneficiaries of an unfair and unjust system. They want to use their social advantages—money, connections, and influence—to dismantle those same advantages and the social conditions that produce them. Though they are relatively few in number, these “class traitors” merit study because—like white antiracists working against white supremacy, but unlike most social movement actors—they are challenging systems that have benefitted them. Based on over 100 interviews with these rich redistributors and their non-wealthy movement partners, as well as ethnographic fieldwork among them, Class Traitors investigates this process of using power to give up power. In so doing, I argue, these wealthy confront deeply taken-for-granted cultural narratives about accumulation as the basis for worthy personhood and parenthood. In partnership with non-wealthy activists, they offer a vision of the common good that re-conceptualizes their own self-interest and challenges dominant ideas of who deserves what and why. Presented by Rachel Sherman, Professor of Sociology.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Class Traitors: One Percenters for Radical Redistribution (online)

Opening Reception | Art for Women’s Lives: 24 Women Artists


Art for Women's Lives is an exhibition that features works by 24 women artists, who have been working together since November 2020 to raise funds and give visibility to the fight for the decriminalization of abortion in Brazil. The show examines situations and experiences that imprison women at all levels: bodily, psychologically and spiritually. The curation responds to the patriarchal oppression that has been colonizing women’s bodies for centuries.   Featuring work by:  Aleta Valente, Agrade Camíz, Anna Costa e Silva & Nanda Costa, biarritzzz, Caroline Valansi, Débora Bolsoni, Enrica Bernardelli, Fabiana Faleiros, Fernanda Gomes, Juliana dos Santos, Kalor, Kitty Paranaguá , Laura Lima, Lenora de Barros, Livia Flores, Luciana Whitaker, Maria Antonia, Maíra Marques, María Sabato, Moara Brasil Tupinambá, Rosângela Rennó and Val Souza.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Art for Women&rsquo;s Lives: 24 Women Artists

Talk | Humorous Speech as Bigotry (online)


Sometimes you might tell a joke, and members of your audience find it offensive. At other times, you might object to someone else’s joke, even though they themselves see nothing wrong with it. How are we to adjudicate these disagreements? Under what circumstances is “I’m only joking” a legitimate moral excuse? In this presentation, I explore the factors at play in determining what we should, and should not, be permitted to say in jest. Speaker Paul Butterfield is a Ph.D. candidate at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Humorous Speech as Bigotry (online)

Lecture | Refusing Death: Immigrant Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice in LA (online)


Speaker: Nadia Y. Kim (Professor of Sociology at Loyola Marymount University)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion | Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music


A night with Bill Frisell and biographer Philip Watson in conversation about the definitive biography of the guitar icon and Grammy Award-winning artist. Over a period of forty-five years, Bill Frisell has established himself as one of the most innovative and influential musicians at work today. A quietly revolutionary guitar hero for our genre-blurring times, he connects to a diverse range of artists and admirers, including Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Gus Van Sant and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, all of whom feature in this book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music

Opening Reception | Matt Kinney: ANIM: Ink, Oil


This new series of painting is an exciting transition for Kinney as he is best known for assemblage and sculpture. “Anim”, the Latin root word of animal, means life, soul or breath. This exhibition features select large-format monochromatic oil paintings on stretched canvas and wood panels. On view as well are works on paper with Japanese Sumi Ink, which inspired the oil paintings. Kinney has been looking at pre-historic cave paintings as well as animals depicted therein, such as the Chavet caves in Nice, Southern France.   Emerging from the inextricable interplay of light and dark, Kinney’s black and white ink paintings capture the ever-shifting subjectivity shaped by shadow. Cast in Japanese Sumi ink, each unique painting explores the trajectories of human and animal, natural and architectural form- what is revealed or hidden?  A variety of hand-torn, heavy weight papers add textural dimension to each mark and brush stroke, as well as through the immediacy of brushstrokes to depict the action within the artwork  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Matt Kinney: ANIM: Ink, Oil

Book Discussion | Best-Selling Author Celebrates the Centennial of Ulysses


Enjoy a conversation with author Kerri Maher about Sylvia Beach, Shakespeare and Company, James Joyce's Ulysses, and more. Cocktail reception in honor of the 100th anniversay of the publication of Ulysses to follow. Kerri Maher is the author of The Paris Bookseller, The Girl in White Gloves, The Kennedy Debutante, and, under the name Kerri Majors, This Is Not a Writing Manual: Notes for the Young Writer in the Real World.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Book Discussions, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Best-Selling Author Celebrates the Centennial of Ulysses

Discussion | The Fall of Zahak: The Revolutionary Possibilities in Iran


This event brings together Iranian scholars, students, activists and performers to make sense of the recent uprising in Iran, and the brutal response from its government. They'll start by contextualizing the broader issues currently facing Iranian people (e.g., political participation, human rights, freedom of speech, gender equity, rights of minorities, economic conditions), Iran’s complex relationship with Islam, democracy, gender equity, and the west, as well as its history of feminist movements and the 1979 revolution. It will outline how the Islamic Government has conducted itself over the last four decades, and the ways in which such theocracy has created, fostered and exacerbated various hierarchies, inequalities and injustices. The recent uprising was sparked by the tragic death of a 22-year-old Iranian-Kurdish woman, (Mahsa Amini), who died as a result of police brutality for displaying improper hijab. At inception, the protests were girl and women-led and conceptualized as a Gen Z movement - but rapidly grew to widespread unrest and supported by men, ethic and other minorities, garnering ongoing mass support inside and outside of the country, from a plethora of diverse Iranians. We ask if this revolutionary uprising can only end in regime change, how this may come about, and what Iran might look like afterwards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, The Fall of Zahak: The Revolutionary Possibilities in Iran

Lecture | The Kids Aren't Alright: Afro-German Afrofuturism and the Fight for Futurity


Drawing on theoretical models culled from Black (German) studies, Afrofuturism, performance studies and queer theory, Dr. Priscilla Layne will analyze examples of Black German artists’ engagement with “future-making” through fantasy and speculative and science fiction. From the “Afronauts” painting cycle of visual artist Daniel Kojo Schrade and the poetry of Philipp Khabo Köpsell, to the prose of Sharon Dodua Otoo and the plays and performances of Olivia Wenzel and Simone Dede Ayivi, Black German artists have increasingly employed Afrofuturist tropes in order to critique Eurocentricism, uncover German racism and confront German colonialism. Speaker Priscilla Layne is Associate Professor of German, Adjunct Assistant Professor of African and Afro-American Studies, and the Director of Graduate Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, The Kids Aren't Alright: Afro-German Afrofuturism and the Fight for Futurity

Book Discussion | The Last Million: Europe’s Displaced People from World War II to the Cold War (online)


Acclaimed historian David Nasaw discussing his latest book that examines the failures of the international community to resettle over one million displaced people following World War II. Mark Hetfield, the Director of HIAS, an international refugee resettlement organization, will participate in the discussion to draw comparisons with the current refugee crisis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, The Last Million: Europe&rsquo;s Displaced People from World War II to the Cold War (online)

Book Discussion | The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams (in-person and online)


Thomas Jefferson asserted that if there was any leader of the Revolution, "Samuel Adams was the man." A singular figure at a singular moment, Adams packaged and amplified the Boston Massacre. He helped to mastermind the Boston Tea Party. He employed every tool in an innovative arsenal to rally a town, a colony, and eventually a band of colonies behind him, creating the cause that created a country. For his efforts he became the most wanted man in America: When Paul Revere rode to Lexington in 1775, it was to warn Samuel Adams that he was about to be arrested for treason. Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff brings her masterful skills to Adams's improbable life, illuminating his transformation from aimless son of a well-off family to tireless, beguiling radical who mobilized the colonies. Arresting, original, and deliriously dramatic, this is a long-overdue chapter in the history of our nation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Book Discussions, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams (in-person and online)

Talk | Artist Talk: A Liquid Belonging


A conversation between Torkwase Dyson and Mario Gooden on the occasion of Dyson's concurrent exhibition in New York. This program will be livestreamed from A Liquid Belonging, Dyson’s new site-specific show at our New York gallery. The never-before-seen sculptures and paintings in the exhibition “reflect the artist’s expansions of her theories on movement, geography, perception, and material” and “address how individuals negotiate and negate various systems and spatial orders.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Artist Talk: A Liquid Belonging

Talk | Artist Talk: Life in the Abstract (in-person and online)


A talk with Wyatt Kahn on the occasion of his first public art exhibition, Life in the Abstract. Khan's talk will address his multidimensional practice that encompasses painting, drawing, and sculpture, with a focus on his Public Art Fund exhibition, currently on view through February 26, 2023 at City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Talks, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Artist Talk: Life in the Abstract (in-person and online)

Film | Chloe Mazlo's Sous le Ciel d'Alice (2020)


Selected for Cannes's 2020 Critic's Week, the film is the love story of a Swiss engenue and a quirky lebanese astrophysicist in the shadow of the Lebanese Crisis of 1958. With: Wajdi Mouawad and Alba Rohrwacher. In French with English subtitles. 90 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Films, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Chloe Mazlo's Sous le Ciel d'Alice (2020)

Poetry Reading | Spanner in the Works Poetry Night


Featuring: Adam Green Jordan Galland Imogen Xtian Smith Simone Frazier Katie Ebbitt Ari Lisner Das Audit
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Spanner in the Works Poetry Night

Book Discussion | Irena Klepfisz: Her Birth and Later Years (online)


For fifty years, Irena Klepfisz has written powerful, searching poems about relatives murdered during the war, recent immigrants, a lost Yiddish writer, a Palestinian boy in Gaza, and various people in her life. A trailblazing lesbian poet, child Holocaust survivor, and political activist whose work is deeply informed by socialist values, Klepfisz is a vital and individual American voice. Klepfisz's new book is the first and only complete collection of her work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Irena Klepfisz: Her Birth and Later Years (online)

Book Discussion | Joan Jonas: Moving Off the Land


Jonas’s new publication closely follows the development of her evolving work. Jonas conjured an aquatic universe of mythological and real figures, where stories of beauty and ecological urgency emerge. The complete script for the performance, along with the artist’s annotations of it, form the core of the book, accompanied by images of Jonas’s live performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Christmas Concert

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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City Walks, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Holiday Lights Tour

Lecture | Hunting Ancient Bat Fossils in Colombia


Join one of New York's foremost museums for a monthly after-hours lecture event. This month's theme focuses on the unique methods of paleontology required for finding and learning from the fossils of small mammals. Nancy Simmons, paleontologist and head curator of the museum’s department of Mammalogy, leads the lecture.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Hunting Ancient Bat Fossils in Colombia

Concert | Mexican-American Singer-Violinist-Composer


Versatility defines the NYC-based singer, violinist and composer Mireya Ines Ramos, better known as Mireya. The classically trained performer's musical influences encompass classic salsa, old-school hip-hop, contemporary merengue, improv jazz and electropop, but her signature flourish is in the unmistakable authenticity of the traditional folkloric delivery that elevates her dulcet vocals. A Latin Grammy award-winning bandleader and founder of the esteemed all-woman mariachi band Flor de Toloache, Mireya has established herself as one of the city's most exciting and in-demand solo acts and a vanguard performer for the current generation of Mexican-American artists. For this headlining show, Mireya will be performing music from her recently released self-titled debut album.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Concerts, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Mexican-American Singer-Violinist-Composer
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Concerts, December 07, 2022, 12/07/2022, Winners of Chamber Music Competition Perform
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