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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 12, 2022?

15 free events take place on Monday, December 12 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 12 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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15 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, December 12, 2022

All events are free unless otherwise noted.
        

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

Tour | Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors


In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 11 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Start times: 10:30am, 12pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Tours, December 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors

Lecture | Oversea Investement as Soft Power (online)


Scholars increasingly interpret overseas investment as a form of economic soft power, swaying local public opinion to favor the investing firm’s home country. Conceptualizing soft power as a function of both influence and affinity, this study examines how citizens react when firms from major foreign powers – and from their prominent rival – invest locally. Speaker: Xiaonan Wang  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Lectures, December 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, Oversea Investement as Soft Power (online)

Book Discussion | Authors Who Published Their First Book After Age 60


Each member of this four author panel will read a small excerpt from their books, followed by a discussion of the practicalities behind getting their first book published. For would-be writers who've always wanted to put pen to paper but didn't know how to get started this panel will be a great resource filled with advice about how to get started writing, how to find a publisher, and more. Brahna Yassky's debut book Slow Dancing with Fire - a Memoir of Resilience was published in May 2022. Her writing has appeared in The Plentitudes Journal, American Writers Review 2020, The Independent, Salon, Wired, Lilith, AARP's The Ethel and The Girlfriend and others. She won honorable mention for The Doheny Prize 2018 from the Center for Fiction. Sue Mell's debut novel, Provenance, won Madville Publishing's 2021 Blue Moon Novel Award and was chosen as a 2022 Great Group Read by the Women's National Book Association. Her collection of micro essays, Giving Care, won the 2022 Chestnut Review Prose Chapbook Prize, and her collection of short stories, A New Day, was a finalist for the 2021 St. Lawrence Book Award. Beverly Willett is the author of Disassembly Required: A Memoir of Midlife Resurrection, a story about beginning again after the American Dream implodes. The book was excerpted by AARP Magazine, nominated for Georgia Author of the Year, and a June 2022 pick by the world's largest book club, The International Pulpwood Queens. Kate Walter is the author of two memoirs: Behind the Mask: Living Alone in the Epicenter; and Looking for a Kiss: A Chronicle of Downtown Heartbreak and Healing. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, New York Daily News, AM-NY, Next Avenue, The Advocate, The Village Sun and many other outlets.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Book Discussions, December 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, Authors Who Published Their First Book After Age 60

Classical Music | Chamber music for violin, cello, and piano 


A program of Shostakovich and short pieces for cello with veteran French cellist Aurélienne Brauner (Orchestre National de France), violinist Christophe Gizycki (European Symphony Orchestra), and pianist Remy Loumbrozo. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, Chamber music for violin, cello, and piano&nbsp;

Lecture | Latinos, Race, and Empire (in-person and online)


As he prepares to move to Chicago, Juan González shares what he's learned about democratic rights, racism, police abuse, and imperial control during more than 50 years as radical activist, acclaimed journalist, and historian of the Latinx experience. This farewell talk by González, co-host of Democracy Now! and a former New York Daily News columnist, extracts lessons from his time in the Young Lords in the 1960s, through his work with the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights in the 1980s, to grassroots movements today. The event marks the release, this year, of a new edition of González's classic book Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, Latinos, Race, and Empire (in-person and online)

Lecture | Moving the Center in Contemporary Art Criticism (in-person and online)


Speaker Siddhartha Mitter contributes primarily to The New York Times, for whom he writes profiles, reported features and criticism on contemporary art. He is most concerned with art-making and culture work as they reflect, negotiate, imagine and expand civic possibility. He works locally, nationally, and internationally, often in Africa.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, Moving the Center in Contemporary Art Criticism (in-person and online)

Discussion | Talk about life and death in an informal, open-minded setting (Online)


Partake in an informal, group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. Instead, the purpose of this conversation is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives. This is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, Talk about life and death in an informal, open-minded setting (Online)

Jazz | Acclaimed Jazz Band Performs at Intimate Venue


"Player for player, there's no better working band in jazz than The Cookers" (The Boston Globe). A true all-star group, Billy Harper, Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart, and David Weiss give a master class in hard-driving post-bop. With more than a quarter-century of combined experience in jazz, these seven musicians have been part of more than 1,000 recordings. Hard-earned confidence and expertise are evident in every aspect of their art, from their powerful compositions and richly layered ensemble work to the scorching, extended improvisation of each band member.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, Acclaimed Jazz Band Performs at Intimate Venue

Dance Performance | Dance Works-in-Progress


A free, high visibility low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas, and works-in-progress held in the Fall and Spring seasons. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists Featuring: Ryuta Iwashita, Anya Cloud and Makisig Akin , Christopher Unpezverde Núñez
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, December 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, Dance Works-in-Progress

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 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, Holiday Lights Tour

Discussion | Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War: Discoveries from the Shapell Roster (online)


This event will begin with a virtual tour of the Shapell Roster of Jewish Service in the American Civil War, an ongoing reappraisal of the military service of Jews who served in the Union and Confederate Armies and Navies from 1861 – 1865.  This introduction will be guided by Adrienne DeArmas (Director, Shapell Roster) and Professor Jonathan Sarna (Lincoln and the Jews: A History, co-authored with Benjamin Shapell). Meticulously compiled since 2009, the Shapell Roster is a publicly accessible digital history resource granting access to thousands of men who served.  To showcase the wealth of resources that the Roster makes available, the evening will also feature the launch of a new book, Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War: The Union Army, authored by Professor Adam D. Mendelsohn, who was given early access to the Roster for his research. Mendelsohn will give a talk in conversation with Professor Deborah Dash Moore (University of Michigan), current Editor-in-Chief of the Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, and author of GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War: Discoveries from the Shapell Roster (online)

Concert | Contemporary and Classical Works Performed by Acoustic Quartet and Broadway Singer


The Hands Free is a new acoustic quartet of genre-hopping musicians featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning composer/violinist/singer Caroline Shaw, James Moore (guitar/banjo), Nathan Koci (accordion), and Eleonore Oppenheim (bass). Here, they pair with mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran ("magnificent," L A Times), who starred on Broadway in The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Drawing upon classical, folk, and jazz idioms, theirs is "a beautifully eclectic mix of sounds" that maintains "the warmth and spontaneity of an impromptu jam session." (Second Inversion) Program Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695) Selections from Dido and Aeneas Classical, jazz, and folk-inflected original compositions and improvisations
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, December 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, Contemporary and Classical Works Performed by Acoustic Quartet and Broadway Singer

Play | How to Be a Good Person in a Bad World: Bertolt Brecht vs the House Un-American Activities Committee


See a play about Bertolt Brecht's testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee on October 30, 1947. How to Be a Good Person in a Bad World tells the story of Bertolt Brecht’s testimony as if it were a play being directed by Brecht himself. Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht, known professionally as Bertolt Brecht, was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:30 pm
Free
Plays, December 12, 2022, 12/12/2022, How to Be a Good Person in a Bad World: Bertolt Brecht vs the House Un-American Activities Committee
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Concert | Broadway Singers, Harmonica and Chamber Musicians

Regular Price: $25
CFT Member Price: $0.00

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

Regular Price: $35.00
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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