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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 14, 2022?

15 free events take place on Wednesday, December 14 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 14 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 Wednesday, December 14, 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 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Discussion | The Algorithmic State: Art in the Expanded Technological Field (online)


Artists Agnieszka Kurant and Jenna Sutela along with other guests to speak with faculty member Noam Segal on rapidly evolving digital-art practices, data harvesting, the expanded field of new social sculpture, new forms of art objects and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussions, December 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, The Algorithmic State: Art in the Expanded Technological Field (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 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Film | Big (1988) with Tom Hanks


Nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor at the 61st Academy Awards. After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. Dir: Penny Marshall. With Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, and John Heard. 104 Min. Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, he is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is regarded as an American cultural icon. Hanks made his breakthrough with leading roles in a series of comedy films which received positive media attention, such as Splash (1984), The Money Pit (1986), Big (1988) and A League of Their Own (1992). He won two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor for starring as a gay lawyer suffering from AIDS in Philadelphia (1993) and the title character in Forrest Gump (1994). Hanks has also won seven Primetime Emmy Awards for his work as a producer of various limited series and television movies, including From the Earth to the Moon, Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific. In 2013, he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Films, December 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, Big (1988) with Tom Hanks

Book Discussion | Examine an Essential Work of Poetry


Frank O'Hara's 1957 volume of poetry, Meditations in an Emergency, is considered a classic work from a master of poetry. Join fellow readers for readings and discussions of the poems in the book, as well as the collection as a whole. Please come to the discussion having read this specific volume of poetry, and bring your copy to our meeting. We will be doing close readings and discussions of the poems, as well as discussing the collection as a whole. Bring your own copy or pick one up at this meeting. Francis Russell "Frank" O'Hara (1926 - 1966) was an American writer, poet, and art critic. A curator at the Museum of Modern Art, O'Hara became prominent in New York City's art world. O'Hara is regarded as a leading figure in the New York School, an informal group of artists, writers, and musicians who drew inspiration from jazz, surrealism, abstract expressionism, action painting, and contemporary avant-garde art movements.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Book Discussions, December 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, Examine an Essential Work of Poetry

Slide Lecture | Photography from Glacier National Park (online)


Imma Barrera's presentation will be an overview of the work carried out as an artist in residence during July 2021 and a comprehensive introduction to Glacier National Park. The residency focused not only on capturing the Milky Way but also covered some of the spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife found in the park. Glacier and its sister park, Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada, have been certified as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sly Association and therefore offer great photographic opportunities any time of the day.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Slide Lectures, December 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, Photography from Glacier National Park (online)

Opening Reception | Gwen Smith: The Chance Whale


This show surveys the coincidence of a pre-emancipatory history of Blackness and the sea as relating to ideas concealed in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and Smith’s own surfer’s quest, her spiritual navigation from the womb to the ocean. These surreal, highly saturated compositions are a means of exploring and connecting Smith’s Black American lineage, the African Diaspora, and the often complex relationships of Black people to nature, particularly to the ocean.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, December 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, Gwen Smith: The Chance Whale

Opening Reception | The Black Civil War Soldier: Stoic Portraits and Intimate Ephemera


An opening reception and book signing for The Black Civil War Soldier, curated by Deborah Willis. The exhibition is a stunning collection of stoic portraits and intimate ephemera from the lives of black Civil War soldiers. Portraits of black soldiers, whether taken in a photographic studio, on a battleground, or on a campground, are connected to the concept of democracy and citizenship expressed by abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass. Willis seeks to engage that sense of activism and highlight the various acts of courage by black men and women, both bonded and free, during the Civil War, as well as the rewards they received. These are experiences shared by all the soldiers, no matter their backgrounds.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Opening Receptions, December 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, The Black Civil War Soldier: Stoic Portraits and Intimate Ephemera

Discussion | Civility in Social Media and the News Media (online)


A group of scholars and practitioners will examine the role of social media and the news media in shaping civil discourse in America. They will examine how advances in technology have driven the breakdown in civility. They will address questions including: How much is technology itself to blame versus misplaced attention by those in political media (e.g. ignoring the “workhorses” in Congress; and covering “fights” and election horse races rather than policymaking)? What is the responsibility of online platforms? What has been the impact of the decline in local and community-based news sources? And how do journalists and online commentators shape how we see ourselves, see others, and interact with each other? Speakers include: Imran Ahmed, founder and CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate US/UK; Paul Cheung, Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Public Integrity' Chenjerai Kumanyika (moderator), Assistant Professor of Journalism; and Sarah Sobieraj, Department Chair and Professor of Sociology at Tufts University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Discussions, December 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, Civility in Social Media and the News Media (online)

Discussion | Generation Disaster: Shaped by Trauma (in-person and online)


A particular slice of the population, which includes roughly the younger half of Millennials and the older half of Gen Z, are distinguished by the fact that while they live in the shadow of 9/11, it is an event for which they may not have a memory or complete understanding. Disaster mental health expert Karla Vermeulen refers to this group – those who were born between 1989 and 2001 - as Generation Disaster in her latest book of the same name. She is joined by Florence Buchanan, director of the documentary films Right There and Right There Part 2, which follow a group of 12 students from PS 234, an elementary school located three blocks north of the World Trade Center, as they reflect on their experiences at the milestone junctures of 10 and 20 years after the 9/11 attacks. One of the students, now a special education teacher, Jenice Lyla Walford, shares her personal reflections as a member of this generation. Together, in conversation with Noah Rauch, the Museum’s Senior Vice President, they discuss the trauma caused by numerous events that have followed since the attacks and how these events have continued to shape all of us – as kids, as adults, as parents, and as a community.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, Generation Disaster: Shaped by Trauma (in-person and online)

Poetry Reading | Spanner in the Works Poetry Night


Featuring: Alex Butler Miciah Hussey Sahra Motalebi Kevin Kenkel Sayra Player
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, December 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, Spanner in the Works Poetry Night

Talk | Artist Talk: The Life and Times of Mark Surface


Artist Stephen Powers to discuss 30 years of painting in the streets, the galleries and the museums of the world, followed by a Q&A. Powers began as a graffiti writer but quickly found ways to dialogue with communities, first locally and now internationally. He is known for large-scale mural projects like “Love Letter,” which was first painted across 50 walls in Philadelphia and has now grown to be part of 15 cities worldwide. He has also had a long gallery and museum practice, showing at Deitch Projects, The Brooklyn Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. At the heart of his art is the humble hand-painted sign. He has painted signs for Coney Island amusements, record stores and taco shops throughout New York City. Powers advocates for public art as service, looking for ways to amplify voices that would otherwise go unheard, making money for small businesses and keeping the visual landscape of cities beautifully chaotic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, December 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, Artist Talk: The Life and Times of Mark Surface

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 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, Holiday Lights Tour

Concert | Acclaimed Saxophonist in Concert


Paul Cohen, saxophone Paul Cohen has appeared as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, Richmond Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Charleston Symphony and Philharmonia Virtuosi. In addition, he has played in numerous ensembles, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Santa Fe Opera, New Jersey Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Long Island Philharmonic, Group for Contemporary Music, Charleston Symphony, New York Solisti, and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. Dr. has published more than 100 articles on the history and literature of the saxophone in a number of music journals. Combining his musicological pursuits with performing activities, Dr. Cohen has rediscovered and performed lost saxophone literature, including solo works for saxophone and orchestra by Loeffler, Florio and Dahl (for winds), as well as rare chamber works by Grainger, Ornstein, Sousa, Cowell, Siegmeister, and Loeffler. As arranger he has written The Renaissance Book, a collection of Renaissance songs and dances for saxophone quartet (Galaxy Music); Four Piano Blues of Copland for saxophone quartet (Boosey and Hawkes); and, as editor, has prepared the ossia passages for the Concerto for Saxophone by Ross Lee Finney (Peters Music).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 14, 2022, 12/14/2022, Acclaimed Saxophonist in Concert
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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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