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Are you looking for free things to do in New York City (NYC) on December 28, 2023?

13 free events take place on Thursday, December 28 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 28 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 Thursday, December 28, 2023

All events are free unless otherwise noted.
        

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 Holiday 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

Film | Babes in Toyland (1961): musical


Mary Contrary is set to marry Tom Piper when he is kidnapped by Roderigo and Gonzorgo, two goons working for the evil Barnaby. Barnaby wants to marry Mary for her inheritance. Instead of killing Tom as instructed, Roderigo and Gonzorgo sell him to Gypsies, which allows Tom to rescue Mary. Soon afterward, Tom and Mary encounter the odd Toymaker, who becomes a pawn in Barnaby's new scheme. Director: Jack Donohue Cast: Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands, Annette Funicello, Ed Wynn, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
Free

Festival | Kwanzaa Celebration 2023


Featuring African drumming.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
Free

Festival | Kwanzaa Celebration 2023


Featuring quilting and facepainting
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free

Film | Elf (2003): Holiday Comedy with Will Ferrell, James Caan


Raised as an oversized elf, Buddy travels from the North Pole to New York City to meet his biological father, Walter Hobbs, who doesn't know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit. Director: Jon Favreau Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart 97 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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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
Free

Classical Music | Classical and Romantic Works for Cello and Bass (In Person AND Online)


Nathan Whittaker, cello; Nathaniel Chase, bass.
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:15 pm
Free

Film | A Place in the Sun (1951) with Elizabeth Taylor


In this classic version of Theodore Dreiser's novel An American Tragedy, George Eastman, the nephew of a wealthy industrialist, is excluded from high society and given a blue-collar job at his uncle's factory. While ascending the ranks of the company, George becomes romantically involved with co-worker Alice Tripp. However, when he is introduced to socialite Angela Vickers, he quickly falls for her, leading to a tragic love triangle. Director: George Stevens Cast: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters Elizabeth Taylor was a British and American actress. She began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She then became the world's highest paid movie star in the 1960s, remaining a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend of Classic Hollywood cinema.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Sky Marks | Landmarks: Curator's Tour


Museum director Carol Willis will offer a gallery tour of the exhibition which focuses on all the structures in New York designated as individual landmarks that are "skyscrapers."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Open Mike | Open Mic Night


Hosted by Jonathon Timpanelli!  Enjoy a night of singing, comedy, poetry and art. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Reality vs Illusion. The Role of Art as an Opinion-Maker


Artists Carmen Belean, Ivo Nikic, Udo Spreitzenbarth, and Kinga Su in discussion
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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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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