Free NYC Events List (Monday, 11/25/19-Sunday, 12/1/19)

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Paying for a coworking space is expensive up front, so experience the space by going to a free event there. I was able to check out the Assemblage coworking space and attend sound meditation for free! Sound meditation is usually around $20, so going for free was awesome. For $20 you can easily save this for a bus ride from New York to Boston, Philadelphia, or Washington D.C.

It is going to be December by the end of this week! 2019 is coming closer than we think! There is still time to enjoy the rest of 2019 though. For this week’s edition of free NYC event list expect free food from Sweetgreen, Thanksgiving parade, Christmas holiday lighting and seasonal market, Broadway under the Stars, yoga, poetry, complimentary hair styling, facial, and comedy shows.

If you are looking for upcoming free NYC events in November 2019, please be sure to bookmark/pin my “Free NYC Events List November 2019” article, and to check periodically for updates.

Please note, times and things may change, so it is best to contact the event organizer for the latest updates. The event organizer can be found in the link in the title. Events may also fill up to capacity. In addition, promo codes may run out or expire, so please utilize while supplies last.

Pop-ups may occur in multiple dates, and to avoid repetition only a few dates were selected for this post.

For a list of standard free events, such as landmarks and museums please go here for a weekend guide. For a list of my 5 main resources for finding free events please go here.

Monday, 11/25/19

Sweetgreen Lunch & Dinner Preview (11:30am -1:30pm)

What:  To help celebrate our newest location in NYC at Rockefeller Center, we are inviting friends + family into our space for a complimentary meal before we officially open our doors on November 26th! Please join us and get a taste of the #sweetlife! This event repeats on 11/22, 11/23, and 11/25 (lunch only).
Where: Rockefeller Center, Concourse (30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY)
When: 11:30am-1:30pm
Nearest Train: : B/D/F/M 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center Station
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Broadway Under The Stars (5pm-6pm)

What:  Enjoy live performances featuring the most popular shows on Broadway every Monday night starting November 11th!
November 11 – Waitress, Chicago, Oklahoma!, The Lightning Thief
November 18 – Come From Away, Rock of Ages
November 25 – Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, The Illusionist
December 2 – Beetlejuice, Tootsie, Mean Girls
December 9 – Phantom of the Opera, Wicked
Where: The Shops at Columbus Circle (10 Columbus Circle New York, NY)
When: 5pm-6pm
Nearest Train: A/C/B/D/1 59th Street–Columbus Circle
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Monday Night Group Runs with JackRabbit 3rd Ave (6:30pm-7:30pm)

What: Join JackRabbit 3rd Ave every Monday night at 6:30pm for a 3-5 mile run with group run leader, Evan! Lockers available on-site, and all attendees get 15% off their in-store purchase after the run. This event repeats every Monday until 12/30/19.
Where: JackRabbit (1051 Third Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: F/Q Lexington Ave/63rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Ace Hotel x CorePower Yoga NoMad (7pm-9pm)

What:  Join us to celebrate Ace Hotel’s anniversary and CPY NoMad’s grand opening with two complimentary yoga flows on Monday, November 25th from 7 – 8 PM or 8 – 9 PM @ Ace Hotel’s Liberty Hall! CPY will be raffling off a free month of yoga & Ace Hotel will be celebrating with a live DJ afterwards. Spaces are limited. Please bring your own mat & reserve your spot!
Where: Ace Hotel (20 W 29th St, New York, NY)
When: 7pm-9pm
Nearest Train: W/R 28th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Tuesday, 11/26/19

Sunnyside Holiday Lighting (6pm-7:30pm)

What:  NEW location for Sunnyside’s annual holiday lighting- hosted by Sunnyside Shines— Greenpoint ave- between 43rd and 44th streets Sunnyside! Come see the performances, help turn on the newest section of holiday lights and meet the big guy himself!
Where: Senso Unico Restaurant (4304 47th Ave, Sunnyside, NY)
When: 6pm-7:30pm
Nearest Train: 7/ 46 St – Bliss St
RSVP: Walk in

Jackrabbit FREE Weekly Runs (6:30pm-8pm)

What:  Join us every Tuesday evening throughout the year for our Free Jackrabbit Runs paced by local legand, Brandon Wei! The runs are usually casual, easy going 3-4miles from our Union Square location and back. We have water (sometimes hydration samples!), lockers and changing rooms! This event repeats each Tuesday October 15, 2019 – December 17, 2019.
Where: JackRabbit – Union Square (42 W 14th St New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8pm
Nearest Train: N/R/W/L/4/5/6 14 Street – Union Square
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Av Norden Pop-Up Shop (7pm)

What: Av Norden will be hosting numerous events during this week. Listed below are events available to the public. Please RSVP per number of attendee for each event listed below as spots are limited.

  • Tuesday Nov 267.00pm Opening reception night open to all. Name must be on the attendance list.
  • Wednesday Nov 27 & Thursday Nov 2811.00am to 7.00pm Private shopping experience booked by appointment.
  • Saturday November 30th – 3.30pm – Story time, folk song performance & book signing presented by the authors of The Christmas Wish Book Series. Please RSVP as soon as possible due to limited tickets.
  • Daily Visits with the designers and owners of Kivat, Finland.

Where: (171 Elizabeth St, New York, NY)
When: 7pm
Nearest Train: J/Z Bowery
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Poetry at Gramercy with Maya Phillips (7:30pm-8:30pm)

What: Join Blue Bottle and the Poetry Society of America for an evening of poetry and coffee with Maya Phillips. This will be the second in a series of three readings hosted at the new Gramercy Park Blue Bottle cafe.
Where: Blue Bottle Coffee: Gramercy Park (257 Park Ave S, New York, NY)
When: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 23rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Wednesday, 11/27/19

Complimentary Styling with Dyson Haircare | Nov. 18th – Nov. 29th (11am-6pm)

What: Join us at the Dyson Demo Store for a complimentary styling with the latest Dyson haircare technology. During your appointment, a Dyson stylist will analyze your hair, styling needs and challenges and teach you techniques to achieve a salon-finished look at home. This event repeats Monday – Friday, November 18, 2019 – November 29, 2019.
Where: Dyson Demo – 5th Avenue (640 5th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 11am-6pm
Nearest Train: E/M 5th Avenue/53rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Av Norden Pop-Up Shop (11am-7pm)

What: Av Norden will be hosting numerous events during this week. Listed below are events available to the public. Please RSVP per number of attendee for each event listed below as spots are limited.

  • Tuesday Nov 267.00pm Opening reception night open to all. Name must be on the attendance list.
  • Wednesday Nov 27 & Thursday Nov 2811.00am to 7.00pm Private shopping experience booked by appointment.
  • Saturday November 30th – 3.30pm – Story time, folk song performance & book signing presented by the authors of The Christmas Wish Book Series. Please RSVP as soon as possible due to limited tickets.
  • Daily Visits with the designers and owners of Kivat, Finland.

Where: (171 Elizabeth St, New York, NY)
When: 11am-7pm
Nearest Train: J/Z Bowery
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Illuminati Party November 27 (9pm-10:30pm)

What: Get to Gelso & Grand around 8 PM and head downstairs to the secret Illuminati lair. It’s dark and dimly lit with string lights. Major chic cellar vibes.  Hot 97’s DJ Mike Medium will be spinning the latest bangers. Order some pizza and drinks. At 9 PM, your hosts Alexis Guerreros and Mike Cannon will start off the show. They will bring out the hottest comedians in the city and some dropping in from out of town. This event repeats on Wednesday, 11/13 and Wednesday, 11/27.
Where: Gelso & Grand (186 Grand St, New York, NY)
When: 9pm-10:30pm
Nearest Train: N/Q/R/W/6 Canal St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Thursday, 11/28/19

Kings Cares: Thanksgiving Luncheon 2019 Volunteer Sign Up (8:30am-4:30pm)

What: The Volunteer Check-In Table will be located at the Kings Courtyard Thanksgiving Luncheon tent entrance – located adjacent to Kings Theatre, on the right-hand side when facing the venue. This is where volunteers will receive a name tag, and confirm where their help is needed when they arrive! The free community feast will be served 12PM-2PM, or while supplies last!
Where: Kings Theatre Courtyard (1027 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 8:30am-4:30pm
Nearest Train: 2/5 Beverly Road 
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (9am-12pm)

What: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Please note, there are multiple locations to view the parade, and only the kickoff address was listed here. Please check the link for the different locations for the parade.
Where: (Central Park West & W 77th St)
When: 9am-12pm
Nearest Train: B/C 81st Street–Museum of Natural History
RSVP: Walk in

Complimentary Styling with Dyson Haircare | Nov. 18th – Nov. 29th (11am-6pm)

What: Join us at the Dyson Demo Store for a complimentary styling with the latest Dyson haircare technology. During your appointment, a Dyson stylist will analyze your hair, styling needs and challenges and teach you techniques to achieve a salon-finished look at home. This event repeats Monday – Friday, November 18, 2019 – November 29, 2019.
Where: Dyson Demo – 5th Avenue (640 5th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 11am-6pm
Nearest Train: E/M 5th Avenue/53rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Friday, 11/29/19

Complimentary Styling with Dyson Haircare | Nov. 18th – Nov. 29th (11am-6pm)

What: Join us at the Dyson Demo Store for a complimentary styling with the latest Dyson haircare technology. During your appointment, a Dyson stylist will analyze your hair, styling needs and challenges and teach you techniques to achieve a salon-finished look at home. This event repeats Monday – Friday, November 18, 2019 – November 29, 2019.
Where: Dyson Demo – 5th Avenue (640 5th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 11am-6pm
Nearest Train: E/M 5th Avenue/53rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Food52 Oculus Holiday Pop-Up (12pm)

What: On 11/23, our NYC pop-up shop opens its doors for the holidays! Join us at The Oculus and see our Five Two game changers in person. Event repeats everyday until 1/5/20.
Where: The Oculus (185 Greenwich St, New York, NY)
When: 12pm
Nearest Train: A/C/J/Z/2/3/4/5 / Fulton St 
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Free Comedy Show – Thanksgiving Weekend Edition (7:30pm-9pm)

What: Comedy Evening is a completely free comedy show in the heart of the West Village featuring comedians who have appeared on Comedy Central, TruTV, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, and more! The show takes place in the downstairs/basement lounge of the venue. Please note that you must be 21+ to attend as the venue is a bar. While there is no cover or item minimum for the show, it is recommended that you get a drink (soda, beer, wine, etc.) or food item to support the bar and help keep the show free.
Where: O.P.P.A. (162 West 4th Street, New York, NY)
When: 7:30pm-9pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/A/C/E W 4th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Saturday, 11/30/19

Av Norden Pop-Up Shop (11am-7pm)

What: Av Norden will be hosting numerous events during this week. Listed below are events available to the public. Please RSVP per number of attendee for each event listed below as spots are limited.

  • Tuesday Nov 267.00pm Opening reception night open to all. Name must be on the attendance list.
  • Wednesday Nov 27 & Thursday Nov 2811.00am to 7.00pm Private shopping experience booked by appointment.
  • Saturday November 30th – 3.30pm – Story time, folk song performance & book signing presented by the authors of The Christmas Wish Book Series. Please RSVP as soon as possible due to limited tickets.
  • Daily Visits with the designers and owners of Kivat, Finland.

Where: (171 Elizabeth St, New York, NY)
When: 11am-7pm
Nearest Train: J/Z Bowery
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Herbivore Mini Gua Sha Facials at Credo NYC (Nolita) (12pm-4pm)

What: Experience the rejuvenating and relaxing effects of Gua Sha facial massage with Herbivore. Register here for the event and choose your slot. Our team will be on-hand to offer free 15-minute Gua Sha facials featuring the new Herbivore Bakuchiol Serum. Please arrive on time. We cannot guarantee your slot if you’re more than 5 minutes late.
Where: Credo Beauty (9 Prince St, New York, NY)
When: 12pm-4pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Well Travelled Walking Tour: Soho (2:30pm-4pm)

What: Herschel Supply is excited to host a free walking tour made for explorers, design-lovers, visitors and locals alike. This event repeats every Saturday October 19, 2019 – December 28, 2019.
Tours to include:
-Free Herschel Supply Tote
-Gifts from Design Within Reach
Where: Herschel Supply: The Soho Pop-Up (462 Broadway New York, NY)
When: 2:30pm-4pm
Nearest Train: N/Q/R/W/6 Canal St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Sunday, 12/1/19

Sunday Yoga with lululemon x Chelsea Market (9am-10am)

What: Join us for a complimentary 1-hour flow open to all-levels. Following class, there will be a complimentary treat from Manhattan Fruit Market. BYOM (bring your own mat) if possible. Limited mats provided by lululemon. This event repeats every Sunday until 12/29.
Where: Chelsea Market, The Local (75 9th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 9am-10am
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L 14th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Christmas Market and Seasonal Music with Eden Lane Trio (12pm-5pm)

What: Our second annual Christmas Market in the John Ries Memorial Picnic Park at the Onderdonk House with local vendors, including Kings Highway Cider with our friend Rob Hendrickson. Inside the Onderdonk House, you can preview our Christmas decorations, purchase stocking stuffers at our gift shop and enjoy the seasonal sounds of Eden Lane Trio – one of our favorite musical groups. Free. Donations appreciated!
Where: The Vander-Ende Onderdonk House (1820 Flushing Ave, Ridgewood, NY)
When: 12pm-5pm
Nearest Train: L/Jefferson St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Winter on a Flatbush Farm (1pm-3pm)

What: Join Prospect Park Alliance and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital for an afternoon of winter fun. Watch a master spinster spin wool into thread, and enjoy Dutch treats on our outdoor hearth made from a Lefferts family recipe. Enjoy pickled and preserved tastings with NYP Methodist, and last, but not least, a visit from Saint Nicholas on horseback, where children will be presented with treats and have a chance to feed his horse (at 3 pm).
Where: Lefferts Historic House (452 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 1pm-3pm
Nearest Train: B/Q/S Prospect Park
RSVP: Required (link in title)

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