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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 20, 2022?

18 free events take place on Tuesday, December 20 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 20 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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18 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, December 20, 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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Tours, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Get in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, Adult Zumba

Classical Music | Historical Chamber Music (In Person and Online)


Chamber music performed on period instruments in a 110-year-old church.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, Historical Chamber Music (In Person and Online)

Concert | Carols on the Keys


Celebrate the holiday season with a professional crooner who will play seasonal favorites on the keys. Feel free to listen or gather your colleagues and sing along. Today's Performer: Kenney Green. When not in the theatre, Green loves playing and singing around the city. He has been at his home bar, the world-famous Marie's Crisis Cafe, for over a decade and can be found playing at many other venues around the city.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:30 pm
Free
Concerts, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, Carols on the Keys

Discussion | Conversations About New American Poetry


Join fellow poetry enthusiasts in unpacking the layered meanings of poetry through an informal group discussion. In this meeting, participants will discuss brand-new poetry published in the last year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, Conversations About New American Poetry

Discussion | Visit Artist Studios (Online)


Learn how to prepare for a studio visit and artist talk by sharing your artwork in a welcoming virtual environment where artists feel comfortable showing and talking about their work, sharing information, and learning how to prepare for a studio visit and artist talk. Ten artists will be each given five minutes to share their work along with five minutes to accept and answer comments and questions from other participants. This program is open to all artists regardless of the skill level or career status. This program is an open platform for artists who desire to gain knowledge, experience, and skills in sharing their work with others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, Visit Artist Studios (Online)

Classical Music | Violin Works by Beethoven and More (In Person and Online)


Randall Goosby, Violin. Program: Florence Price (1887 - 1953) Fantasie No. 1 in G minor Florence Price (1887 - 1953) Fantasie No. 2 in F-sharp minor Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9, Op. 47 "Bridgetower"
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Concerts, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, Violin Works by Beethoven and More (In Person and Online)

Concert | Medieval Carols by Candlelight


Immerse yourself in the sounds, sights, smells, and tastes of 14th century England in this midwinter candle-lit carol service. Medieval carols, in both Middle English and Latin, are performed by Concordian Dawn with period instruments. Carols are sung by the assembled company in both Early Mondern English and Latin. Bible readings are read in Middle English. Followed by a reception. You must be fully vaccinated to attend, but face-coverings are optional. If you feel inclined to come in medieval attire, please feel free to do so!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, Medieval Carols by Candlelight

Workshop | Play bridge in a stress-free environment


One of the most popular card games of the last century, bridge is still enjoyed by professional and amateur players alike today - and now you can stop by and enjoy it too! Bring your bridge partner, or you will be matched up with someone to play as a pair. There will be instructions and the chance to observe players, making this a perfect event for beginners looking to learn how to play bridge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, Play bridge in a stress-free environment

Talk | Christmas in the Tenements: A Virtual Tour (online)


Did tenement residents have Christmas trees? How did immigrants' traditions shape the holiday in New York? This virtual tour takes you to the Lower East Side of the 1860s and 1960s for a look at German, Irish, and Puerto Rican Christmas traditions. They'll discuss the Schneider's holiday as saloon owners and hosts, the Moores' rituals and community, and the Saez Velezes treats and festivities as they explore how holiday traditions evolve in a new place.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Talks, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, Christmas in the Tenements: A Virtual Tour (online)

Park Walk | Solstice Eve Candlelight Walk in the Park


Bundle up for a relaxing evening stroll through the Park. Learn about the ecological changes that impact the park in winter with local urban naturalist Ken Chaya. Try to spot the nighttime wildlife that call the park home while you walk along the candlelit paths.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Park Walks, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, Solstice Eve Candlelight Walk in the Park

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 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, Holiday Lights Tour

Reading | Mouth to Mouth Showcase with Open Mic (online)


Hosted and curated by Kay Ulanday Barrett and Jimena Lucero, this month Mouth to Mouth celebrates glorious writers Alexis Aceves Garcia and Thea Matthews. Limited open mic slots are available.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Readings, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, Mouth to Mouth Showcase with Open Mic (online)

Discussion | The History of Antisemitism: Gentleman's Agreement (online)


In their presentation "Gentleman's Agreement: Hollywood's Stand Against Anti-Semitism," documentary director Cecilia Peck and film historian Claudine Stevens will bring to life the struggles and achievements of creating the groundbreaking Oscar-winning film. Seventy-five years ago, Gentleman's Agreement bravely crossed a line to become a critically acclaimed, top-grossing film that exposed antisemitism in New York and Connecticut. Cecilia will give personal insights into her father, Gregory Peck, and his commitment to the film and the world of cinema. Claudine will discuss the background of the film and reveal inside stories about the adaptation of the screenplay from a novel that had its roots in Nazi Germany and was a protest to actions of the United States House of Representatives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Discussions, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, The History of Antisemitism: Gentleman's Agreement (online)

Concert | All-Star Musicians Jamming Out


The Return Of Jonny Rosch & his All-Star Friends Band, featuring Steely Dan's long time guitarist Jon Herington; Mick Gaffney, guitarist for Paul Simon, Billy Joel, and more; Van Romaine, drummer for Kansas and Deep Purple; Leslie Mendelson, guitarist and vocalist with Bob Weir and The Who; and Conrad Korsh, bassist for Rod Stewart and Hall & Oates. Johnny Rosch was the lead singer/front man of the Blues Brothers Band. He also leads his own band of floating musicians -- known as Jonny Rosch and Friends. His band members are made up of a rotating group of top New York sidemen. Jonny has been a mainstay on the music scene on New York City's Upper West Side. He has regularly played a clubs like Penang, the P&G Bar, 78 Below and the Triad, attracting a loyal following of fans along the way.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, All-Star Musicians Jamming Out

Classical Music | Violin Works by Brahms (In Person and Online)


David Bernat, Violin. Program: Johannes Brahms () Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100 Johannes Brahms () Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 Johannes Brahms () Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, Violin Works by Brahms (In Person and Online)

Workshop | Waning Crescent Moon Meditation of Contemplative Retrospection (online)


Tony Pham (Butterfly) is a heritage Buddhist, facilitator, and healer that occupies the intersection of queer and BIPOC identities. Pham is a second-generation Vietnamese American whose parents arrived in the United States as refugees from war. Tony goes by Butterfly in spiritual spaces where they steward practices rooted in compassion, indigeneity, and sacred lineages. He is a student of Lama Rod Owens (Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhism).  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 20, 2022, 12/20/2022, Waning Crescent Moon Meditation of Contemplative Retrospection (online)
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Lecture | Jewish History

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Musical | Classic Musical

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