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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 22, 2023?

11 free events take place on Friday, December 22 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 22 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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11 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Friday, December 22, 2023

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Other | 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 featuring one of following holiday songs: Winter Wonderland by Michael Bublé Silver Bells by Tony Bennett Carol of the Bells by The Bird and The Bee Let It Snow by Pentatonix
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 am
Free

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many -- Includes Holdays Lights Tour


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 Holiday Lights Tour
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free

Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join 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
Free

Festival | Holiday Extravaganza: Photo Ops with Favorite Characters, Classic Movies, Interactive Activities for Kids, and More!


Santa Claus is coming to town! This venue is transforming into a wonderland of family entertainment, with a lineup of events that will make your holidays unforgettable. From the whimsical world of My Little Pony to the high-flying antics of the Harlem Globetrotters, there's something for everyone. Step into a Peanuts paradise for a cozy holiday experience or join Rosie Fuentes from PBS Kids' Rosie's Rules for a festive celebration. Each event offers exclusive screenings, photo ops, and interactive activities for the kids. November 25 - January 7, Wednesdays to Sundays. CFT members have to use a code (provided below the location) to get free admission.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
$21.50...

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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Film | One True Thing (1998) with Meryl Streep and Renee Zellweger


Kate, the undervalued matriarch of the Gulden family, is diagnosed with cancer. Daughter and journalist Ellen returns from New York City to care for her mother at the request of her father. During the time Kate spends with her parents, she discovers secrets that she was never privy to in her childhood. Though Ellen has always idolized her father, she learns that her mother has had a much more difficult life than she knew. Director: Carl Franklin Cast: Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott, Nicky Katt, Lauren Graham Meryl Streep is an American actress. Often described as "the best actress of her generation," Streep is particularly known for her versatility and accent adaptability. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career spanning over four decades, including a record 21 Academy Award nominations, winning three, and a record 32 Golden Globe Award nominations, winning eight. Renee Zellweger is an American actress. The recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards, she was one of the world's highest-paid actresses by 2007.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free

Film | The Lucky One (2012) with Zac Efron


U.S. Marine Sgt. Logan Thibault returns home from his third tour of duty in Iraq with the one thing he believes kept him alive: a photograph of a woman he doesn't even know. He learns the woman's name is Beth and goes to meet her, eventually taking a job at her family-run kennel. Though Beth is full of mistrust and leads a complicated life, a romance blooms, giving Logan hope that Beth could become more than just his good-luck charm. Director: Scott Hicks Cast: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Jay R. Ferguson, Blythe Danner Zac Efron is an American actor. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s and rose to prominence as a teen idol for his leading role as Troy Bolton in the High School Musical trilogy (2006–2008). During this time, he also starred in the musical film Hairspray (2007) and the comedy film 17 Again (2009).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Film | Reversal of Fortune (1990) with Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons


When socialite Sunny von Bulow inexplicably slips into an irreversible coma, police suspect foul play -- and the obvious suspect is her urbane husband, Claus. After being found guilty of murder, Claus is granted a retrial and hires showboat Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz to represent him. Though unconvinced of Claus's innocence, Dershowitz enjoys a challenge and -- along with a group of his students -- fights to have the verdict overturned. Director: Barbet Schroeder Cast: Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Ron Silver Glenn Close is an American actress. In a career spanning over four decades, she has garnered numerous accolades, including three Tony Awards, three Emmy Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has been nominated eight times for an Academy Award, sharing the record for most nominations in acting categories without a win with Peter O'Toole. In 2016, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame, and in 2019, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Jeremy Irons is an English actor and activist. He is known for his roles on stage and screen having won numerous accolades including an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award. He is one of the few actors who have achieved the "Triple Crown of Acting" having won Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Awards for Film, Television and Theatre.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Concert | Holiday Caroling with The Broadway Carolers


With over 25 years of experience, Broadway Carolers perform across the region and are committed to bringing light into people’s lives during the holiday season. They have performed at houses and apartments, parks and country clubs, and NYC landmarks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Opening Reception | Namsook Kwon: Dreaming of Eden


Renowned artist Namsook Kwon's solo exhibition is themed around various transformations and series celebrating the birth of Jesus, is divided into five interconnected parts. Namsook, a cultural figure who values both conceptual and technical aspects of art, sees her work as a tool displaying the artist's spiritual state within the unseen flow of spirituality. She hopes her art will overcome the darkness in NY's art scene and serve as a light to others. As a pastor's wife and an artist, Namsook confidently intertwines her faith and artistry. She envisions Eden as a place where one communicates with God through words and prayers while creating art that encapsulates the journey of peace and covenant.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Classical Music | Choral Work by Benjamin Britten (In Person AND Online)


Trinity Youth Chorus; Melissa Attebury, director, perform Benjamin Britten's (1913-1976) A Ceremony of Carols.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
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Classical Music | Grammy-Nominated String Orchestra

Regular Price: $34
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Play | A "Spellbinding" Play

Regular Price: $79
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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