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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 19, 2022?

13 free events take place on Monday, December 19 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 19 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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13 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Monday, December 19, 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 19, 2022, 12/19/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

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 Talks, December 19, 2022, 12/19/2022, Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered: Exhibition Walkthrough

Book Discussion | The Violin Conspiracy: A Novel about a Stolen Stradivarius (online)


Brendan Nicholaus Slocumb's novel is a riveting tale about a Black classical musician whose family heirloom violin is stolen on the eve of the most prestigious classical music competition in the world.  Ray McMillian loves playing the violin more than anything, and nothing will stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming a professional musician. Not his mother, who thinks he should get a real job, not the fact that he can’t afford a high-caliber violin, not the racism inherent in the classical music world. And when he makes the startling discovery that his great-grandfather’s fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, his star begins to rise. Then with the international Tchaikovsky Competition—the Olympics of classical music—fast approaching, his prized family heirloom is stolen. Ray is determined to get it back. But now his family and the descendants of the man who once enslaved Ray’s great-grandfather are each claiming that the violin belongs to them. With the odds stacked against him and the pressure mounting, will Ray ever see his beloved violin again? Brendan Nicholaus Slocumb was born in Yuba City, California, and was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was the concertmaster for the University Symphony Orchestra at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and served as the principal violist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Book Discussions, December 19, 2022, 12/19/2022, The Violin Conspiracy: A Novel about a Stolen Stradivarius (online)

Book Discussion | Arthur Miller: American Witness (online)


Author John Lahr and MacArthur Prize-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl have a conversation about this new biography in Yale University Press's Jewish Lives series. Organized around the fault lines of Miller's life--his family, the Great Depression, the rise of fascism, Elia Kazan and the House Committee on Un-American Activities, Marilyn Monroe, Vietnam, and the rise and fall of Miller's role as a public intellectual--this book demonstrates the synergy between Arthur Miller's psychology and his award-winning plays, All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, and The Crucible.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, December 19, 2022, 12/19/2022, Arthur Miller: American Witness (online)

Staged Reading | Excerpted Readings from 3 Plays by Famed Polish Playwright Witold Gombrowicz


Performative readings of selected texts by Witold Gombrowicz, Diary, Trans-Atlantyk and Kronos, will take place. The readings will be accompanied by experimental video prepared by Zbigniew Bzymek, the director of this performance, and a performer with extensive experience, a video artist associated with The Wooster Group, as well as an independent filmmaker (director, editor and cinematographer) whose work has show at Sundance, Locarno and Berlinale, among other festivals. The readings will be accompanied by a specially developed movement and stage interpretation performed by Kuba Falk, a visual artist and a performer working mainly in natural environments. The entire event will be recorded as an audio and video material to be used during subsequent installments of this project planned for 2023 and 2024. The leading theme of the project will focus on personal, artistic and political freedom and sovereignty. Particular attention will be paid to the way in which Gombrowicz referred to the concept of individualism in view of the Communist corruption and its importance in the current 'culture of self-care', as well as to connections between those individualistic and holistic themes, in order to reflect over our new times, referred to as 'cosmo-individualism' by Bzymek.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Staged Readings, December 19, 2022, 12/19/2022, Excerpted Readings from 3 Plays by Famed Polish Playwright Witold Gombrowicz

Workshop | The Secrets to Capturing the Best Dog Photos Ever (online)


Go in-depth into the magical, colorful world of dog photography with award-winning pet photographer Kaylee Greer. Learn eye-opening tips and tricks for making incredible images that capture all the joy and whimsy of our four-legged friends. Kaylee will discuss the firsthand challenges and rewards of working in the unique niche of dog photography and show you insider tricks for taking stellar images of a constantly moving, forever-wiggling subject. In this presentation, you will: -- Peel back the curtain and peek behind-the scenes at the life and work of one of the world's leading dog photographers -- Learn Kaylee's top tricks and sneaky secrets for creating knock-your-socks-off imagery of man's best friend -- Discover the best camera settings and lenses to successfully capture dynamic dog images -- Learn how to read and interpret dog body language to help you create the most successful and engaging portraits possible -- Determine how to navigate the challenges of finding ideal locations for working with highly distractible live animals -- Master how to get dogs to look straight down the barrel of your lens for ultimate eye contact and expression
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
Free
Workshops, December 19, 2022, 12/19/2022, The Secrets to Capturing the Best Dog Photos Ever (online)

Classical Music | Brass Quintet Plays Holiday Songs in a Historic Neighborhood 


The principal quintet of the award-winning Gramercy Brass Orchestra will peform favorite songs and carols on the steps of a centuries-old arts institution. Since its inception in 1982, the Gramercy Brass Quintet has delighted audiences around the country, appearing frequently on WNYC, Sirius classical, Bloomberg Radio, and many others. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 19, 2022, 12/19/2022, Brass Quintet Plays Holiday Songs in a Historic Neighborhood&nbsp;

Concert | Community Caroling Holiday Performance


Every Voice Choirs give a special "Community Caroling" holiday performance. Performers will include chorus members from the Every Voice Kids Choir, Youth Choir, Concert Choir, and Hunter Singers. Get ready to sing along to your favorite holiday songs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 19, 2022, 12/19/2022, Community Caroling Holiday Performance

Discussion | Grammy-Winning Yiddish Band


Kick off the Hanukkah season with two of the founding members of the award-winning klezmer sensation The Klezmatics. Frank London and Lorin Sklamberg will chat about their more than 30 years working together as part of the world renowned Jewish roots band, how they approach their music selection for their holiday performances, and their long history together. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A with attendees. Frank London and Lorin Sklamberg are original members of the The Klezmatics, an American klezmer music group based in New York City, who have achieved fame singing in several languages, most notably mixing older Yiddish tunes with other types of more contemporary music of differing origins. Their album Wonder Wheel, released in 2006, showcased lyrics by American folk icon Woody Guthrie, and won a Grammy in the category of Best Contemporary World Music Album. Klezmer is an instrumental musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Central and Eastern Europe. The essential elements of the tradition include dance tunes, ritual melodies, and virtuosic improvisations played for listening; these would have been played at weddings and other social functions. The musical genre incorporated elements of many other musical genres including Ottoman (especially Greek and Romanian) music, Baroque music, German and Slavic folk dances, and religious Jewish music. As the music arrived in the United States, it lost some of its traditional ritual elements and adopted elements of American big band and popular music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Discussions, December 19, 2022, 12/19/2022, Grammy-Winning Yiddish Band

Lecture | A Pivotal Discovery on This Day in History (Online)


This online presentation by author Arthur Ainsberg chronicles the discovery of insulin and the true story of 14-year old Leonard Thompson, who, on this day in 1922, became the first human to receive an injection of insulin as a treatment for diabetes. Arthur Ainsberg is an author and financial industry veteran whose successful battle with Hodgkin's disease sparked his interest in medical history. In 2010 Arthur published his second book, Breakthrough-Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle. The book was the inspiration for a four-month exhibit at the New-York Historical Society in the fall of 2010. In 2015, he was elected as a fellow of The New York Academy of Medicine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 19, 2022, 12/19/2022, A Pivotal Discovery on This Day in History (Online)

Book Club | This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub


What if you could take a vacation to your past? Alice Stern isn't ready to turn forty. Not that her life is terrible. Alice likes her job, even if it isn't exactly the one she expected. She's happy with her apartment, her romantic status, her independence, and adores her lifelong best friend. But her father is ailing, and it feels as if something is missing. How did they get here so fast? When she wakes up the next morning, she finds herself back in 1996, reliving her 16th birthday. But it isn't just her adolescent body that shocks her, or seeing her high school crush, it's her dad: the vital, charming, 40-something version of her father with whom she is reunited. Now armed with a new perspective on her own life and his, some past events take on new meaning. Is there anything that she would change if she could?=
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Book Clubs, December 19, 2022, 12/19/2022, This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

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 19, 2022, 12/19/2022, Holiday Lights Tour
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Lecture | Jewish History

Regular Price: $8
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Musical | Classic Musical

Regular Price: $35
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