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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 9, 2022?

31 free events take place on Friday, December 9 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 9 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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31 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, December 9, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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free events nyc Sidemen for Dave Brubeck, Liza Minelli, Lionel Hampton, and more play Jazz at a Museum
free events nyc New work for for soprano, clarinet, sax, electric guitar, violin, viola, and cello
free events nyc Top Banjoist Who's Played with Wynton Marsalis, Marvin Hamlisch and Les Paul
free events nyc Jazz Pianist Who's Played with Many Luminaries
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Festival | Luminaries: A Mesmerizing Display of Colorful Lanterns


Conceived by the LAB at Rockwell Group, Luminaries' glowing canopy consists of 640 twinkling custom lanterns that change in color and intensity. View a special light show at the top of every hour from 8am to 10pm, set to holiday songs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
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Workshop | Tai Chi


Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 am
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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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Fair | Street Fair


Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Discussion | The People’s Summit: The Continent and the Diaspora Unite to Advance Africa (online)


An event hosted in partnership with the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and Interconnected Justice. Ahead of the US- Africa Leaders Summit taking place in Washington D.C., this discussion aims to offer pre-Summit thought leadership around the inclusion of the Diaspora in the U.S. strategy toward Africa and address the role and key priorities of the Diaspora in building effective US/Africa partnerships.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tour | African Burial Ground National Monument Lobby Art Tour


Are you looking to learn more about the African Burial Ground National Monument? This family-friendly tour is for you. Please give yourself enough time to get through security, as tours do begin promptly at the designated time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:30 am
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Concert | Holiday Caroling


Spread holiday cheer with the CooperTones. The a cappella music group from Cooper Union will perform caroling favorites.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lecture | Non-Literary Fiction: Art of the Americas Under Neo-Liberalism


A lecture with Professor Esther Gabara.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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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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Gallery Talk | Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered: Exhibition Walkthrough


This is an hour-long tour, offered in person and led by gallery guides, take participants through the current exhibition to experience different perspectives of the works on view.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Something Beautiful: Reframing La Coleccion


A tour to explore and discuss the on-view sections of the exhibition, the gallery's most ambitious presentation of its unique, complex, and culturally diverse permanent collection in over two decades. Start times: 1pm, 2:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Classical Music | Chamber Ensemble Performs Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and More


The Music Performance Program presents chamber ensembles performing works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Bohuslav Martinu, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Maurice Emmanuel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshop | Learn How to Mend Clothing


Bring garments and textiles you want help repairing, and receive guidance, instruction, and demonstration. Tools and materials will be available.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Lecture | Fundamental Logic (in-person and online)


Non-classical logics have been proposed in a number of domains, including constructive mathematics, quantum mechanics, and natural language semantics. This talk will identify a base logic beneath some of these non-classical logics and suggest it has a certain fundamental status. It will give an introduction to the proof theory and semantics of this "fundamental logic." Speaker: Wes Holliday of UC Berkeley
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Opening Reception | 10th Annual Yorkville Holiday Exhibit


A showcase of locally handcrafted goods and unique holiday gifts including: ceramics, jewelry, hand woven scarves and textiles, hand knitted works, award winning jams, books, prints and more. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Jazz | Sidemen for Dave Brubeck, Liza Minelli, Lionel Hampton, and more play Jazz at a Museum


Join a historic New York Museum as they host Jazz trio BeBimBop in a picturesque indoor courtyard as part of their Free Fridays event. BeBimBap is a virtuoso instrumental trio specializing in Samba and Flamenco riffs on pop, rock, and R&B classics and American standards, and features former bandmates of some of the most notable names in Jazz. BeBimBop: Joe Ravo, guitar Brian Glassman, bass Danny Mallon, percussion
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free

Concert | 3 Folk Music Acts


Featuring: 6:00 pm: Warren Malone 6:30 pm: Apollo Flowerchild 7:00 pm: Amy Hills
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Anton van Dalen: Doves: Where They Live and Work


Van Dalen also honed his visual relationship to birds and nature. Since 1989, van Dalen has been working on Doves: Where They Live and Work, depicting the anthropomorphized daily activities of doves. For van Dalen, the beauty of these animals’ lives acts as a model for our own. Throughout the course of his life and artistic practice, van Dalen has sought to emulate his avian companions’ ability to find home and peace wherever their community lands. Deftly utilizing birds as a symbol of migration, freedom, peace, and community, van Dalen offers an optimistic counterpoint to his observations of the violence, disconnection, and destruction of human society. Focusing on these dual visual commitments for the first time, Doves: Where They Live and Work reveals that not only studying what is bad in the world, but what is already beautiful and good, can be an important part of the work of social change and political action.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Jeff Staple: Not Just Sneakers


Jeff Staple is an American fashion and graphic designer and the founder of New York visual communications agency Staple Design. In 1997, Jeff Staple walked into a boutique in New York City wearing a shirt he printed in his silk-screen class at Parsons School of Design. What started as a small, handmade T-shirt line grew organically and began to garner a serious following in New York. In the process of building this burgeoning brand, Staple was asked by Nike in 2005 to create a special commemorative sneaker that would represent New York. The Staple Pigeon Dunk SB was conceived and led to much fanfare upon its release. It exposed Staple—as well as sneaker culture—to a mass audience. In Staple’s words, to understand is to see and to see is to have clarity of mind. That clarity has helped develop his iconic Pigeon logo (and brand) into a global force that has graced the heels of almost every major footwear brand imaginable. This book offers readers a history lesson in his enormous contributions to streetwear and the sneaker industry while also uncovering design context to a series of Staple’s most crucial projects. A beautiful visual reference, this book invites the reader to travel down an intricate maze of streetwear history told through an insider’s point of view. Archival sketches, drawings, magazine covers, and contributions by Hiroshi Fujiwara and Futura make this an indispensable volume for lovers of streetwear and design.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | Keep the Channel Open: Group Show


A group exhibition of photography and performance. Here we see the experimental techniques of Ursula Ferarra, who works with wet plates and ‘primordial chemistry’ to create images that seem caught between exquisite living and decay. Naum Dorkhman draws on his engineering background to use photography to ‘paint with light’ with unlimited possibilities. Andrew Wohl is also a scientist, deeply inspired by the beauty of the materials, machines, and mathematical dynamics that surround him in the aerospace industry. We see also Gaspar Marquez, Fernando Espinosa and Gen Nishino who use the age-old tropes of the male and female nude (whether in classical painting or Playboy centerfolds) and turn them into something unsettling and unexpectedly profound. Carla Pivonski, inspired by Stephen Crane’s poem ‘In The Desert’, shoots beautiful landscapes and portraits of a male in stony, sacred wildernesses. Evelyn Oritz and Paola Peli capture equally hallowed and light-filled images of living nature. Shae Jones and Krystal Bitz explore externally marginalized bodies and inward therapeutic journeys, as with Jason Michael Blair for whom photography is a quiet connection to the world.  Daniel Chen shoots women curled in their own thoughts while Emiliano Santapaola juxtaposes his poetry with his fashion photography, the words spilling into and out of the eyes of his models. Monty Dames photographs single human hands as though they were portraits, each palm inked with a map or web of words and symbols on the skin. Joseph Dinki and Gary Lippman will be combining poetry and text with images, creating startling fusions both in live performance and, for Lippman, in the form of photo collage.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Performance | Private Bodies: Performative Installation Mixing Dance, Video and Photography


Influential choreographer and cultural entrepreneur Cosmin Manolescu returns to New York for the American premiere of his newest project,, a performative installation cleverly mixing dance, video and photography to create eerie, haunting effects. Visually striking and based on an original choreographic method, the hybrid show, performed by its author in duo with Cristina Lilienfeld, is a powerful affirmation of what can still make us happy in a life affected by pandemics and wars. The performance will be followed by a round table "Moving Dialogue: Over 25 years of Romanian-American Choreographic Collaboration" with the participation of New York-based choreographer Ursula Eagly, the 2022 recipient of the Gabriela Tudor residency program at the AREAL space in Bucharest.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free

Film | The Betrothed (1922): Italian Silent Film with a Live Score


Renzo and Lucia are two farmers who are in love. But the cruel and despotic Don Rodrigo impairs their marriage because he is secretly in love with Lucia. The two have to flee from their Lombard village, and shelter by different routes: Renzo goes to Milan and Lucia in a convent in Monza. Even the plague of 1600 contributes to the prolongation of the separation of the two lovers, who eventually find themselves in a hospital in Milan. Director: Mario Bonnard Starring: Domenico Serra, Emilia Vidali 130 min. Silent with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Talk | The Look of Jazz: Apparel Inspired by Miles Davis


Hosted by actor, producer Tyson Hall. This presentation will include a first look at a line of apparel and artwork designed by artist Voodo Fé inspired by the music and art of late jazz great, trumpeter Miles Davis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Classical Music | Handel’s Messiah in a Sacred Place and on Period Instruments (online)


In a season full of Messiah concerts, this one is unique—performed in a sacred space, on period instruments, with soloists from the choir chosen to best complement each aria and recitative. The venue and Messiah have a long history: The church presented one of the first performances in North America in 1770, and its ensembles are widely regarded as some of the greatest interpreters of the work. Don’t miss “the best Messiah in New York” (The New York Times), featuring The Choir and Baroque Orchestra with renowned conductor Andrew Megill at the helm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

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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Classical Music | New work for for soprano, clarinet, sax, electric guitar, violin, viola, and cello


Program: Gabriel Bouche Caro Que tus ojos no se cansen de brillar for soprano, clarinet, sax, electric guitar, violin, viola, and cello Musicians: Aliana de la Guardia, soprano Gleb Kanasevich, clarinet Thomas Giles, sax Jay Sorce, guitar Marina Kifferstein, violin Carrie Frey, viola Jessica Tsang, percussion Puerto Rican composer Gabriel Bouche Caro composed a new song cycle for clarinet, violin, flute, cello, percussion, piano, and voice (soprano). In the words of the composer, "this song cycle, featuring texts by Giannina Braschi (selected by the composer) and other Puerto Rican authors (selected by Braschi), will focus on the idea of "puertorriquenidad" (what makes one Puerto Rican) and identity in exile.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Reading | Undergraduate Reading


Fall students read their poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Jazz | Jazz Ensemble Performs With Special Guest Pianist


Jazz Ensemble alongside Craig Taborn, piano. Craig Marvin Taborn is an American pianist, organist, keyboardist and composer. He works solo and in bands, mostly playing various forms of jazz. In 2011, Down Beat magazine chose Taborn as winner of the electric keyboard category, as well as rising star in both the piano and organ categories. By the end of 2020, Taborn had appeared on 14 albums as a leader or co-leader and more than 100 as a sideman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Jazz | Jazz Pianist Who's Played with Many Luminaries


A concert featuring jazz pianist Craig Taborn. Taborn has been performing piano and electronic music in the jazz, improvisational, and creative music scene for over twenty five years. He has experience composing for and performing in a wide variety of situations including jazz, new music, electronic, rock, noise and avant garde contexts. Taborn has played and recorded with many luminaries in the fields of jazz, improvised, new music and electronic music including Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith, Lester Bowie, Dave Holland, Tim Berne, John Zorn, Evan Parker, Steve Coleman, David Torn, Chris Potter, William Parker, Vijay Iyer, Kris Davis, Nicole Mitchell, Susie Ibarra, Ikue Mori, Carl Craig, Dave Douglas, Meat Beat Manifesto, Dan Weiss, Chris Lightcap, Gerald Cleaver, and Rudresh Manhathappa. This concert will feature three ensembles from the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program playing with Craig.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free

Concert | Top Banjoist Who's Played with Wynton Marsalis, Marvin Hamlisch and Les Paul


One of the world's top 4-string jazz banjoists, multiple award-winning artist Cynthia Sayer enchants listeners with her electrifying, swing-based performances, captivating vocals, and warm audience connection. The American Banjo Hall of Famer and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival headliner is a pioneering artist who has accomplished numerous "firsts" for the 4-string banjo, including the first on her instrument to be a Featured Artist at the Newport Jazz Festival, first to win a Bistro Award, and first to appear on the cover of the International Musician magazine. She has played with artists such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Woody Allen, Les Paul, Andy Statman, Wynton Marsalis, Marvin Hamlisch, Vince Giordano, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, The New York Philharmonic and many others. Following a 2021 run performing with The Metropolitan Opera's recent revival of Porgy and Bess, Sayer returns to Lincoln Center with her all-star Joyride Band.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
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