Free NYC Events List (Monday, 12/16/19-Sunday, 12/22/19)

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One of my favorite free events is beauty events. Makeovers at Sephora usually require a minimum $50 purchase, and the makeover at Amazon Beauty event was free. $50 is easily a roundtrip bus ride from New York to Boston or Washington D.C.

The holidays are coming! Expect more holiday and pop ups this week. For this week’s edition of the free NYC event list expect Instagram-able pop ups from the Beatles, Woolrich, Smith & Sinclair London, Time Shop with Chick-fil-A, Amazon, Target, Lucky No. Candles, and Intersect by Lexus. Also events about entrepreneurship, making video content, going inside out, and affording a trip to Iceland. There are also personal finance classes about finding a tax preparer, investing, and bonds.

If you are looking for upcoming free NYC events in December 2019, please be sure to bookmark/pin my “Free NYC Events List December 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, 12/16/19

The Time Shop (11am-7pm)

What:  Welcome to The Time Shop™, a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of New York’s SoHo. Step into Story Time with Chick-fil-A. Take a stroll through Play Time. Then share a treat in Snack Time. And before you leave, create a free Time Card for someone you love. The Time Shop is open Monday through Saturday from 11am-7pm between December 4 and December 17.
Where: (105 Wooster St, New York, NY)
When: 11am-7pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Investing: What Your Money Can Do for You (3:15pm-4:30pm)

What: Learn about investing towards goals, potential risks and rewards of different investments, and different asset types.
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3(188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 3:15pm-4:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

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)

Tuesday, 12/17/19

Choosing a Tax Preparer and Performing a Paycheck Checkup (12pm-1:30pm)

What: Gita Hecht, IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison, discusses how to choose a tax preparer and  demonstrates how employees, retirees, and the self-employed can perform a “Paycheck Checkup” using the new Tax Withholding Estimator. Presented by the Internal Revenue Service.    
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018 (188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 12pm-1:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

Bond Basics (1:15pm-2:30pm)

What: Learn about bonds and using SIBL’s print and electronic resources for researching bonds and bond mutual funds.
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3 (188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 1:15pm-2:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

Monthly Connect Series: Going Inside Out (6:30pm-8pm)

What: Free event where we will talk about all of the ways that we disguise parts of ourselves or make ourselves smaller in order to make others more comfortable. We will discuss how we can name and reclaim our hidden parts so that we do not feel so split in two.
Where: Starr Bar (214 Starr St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8pm
Nearest Train: L/Jefferson St
RSVP: Walk in

A Conversation with Bace, Aduri & MyWellbeing (7pm-8:30pm)

What:  Join startups Bace, Aduri & MyWellbeing for tea, wine and conversations on bringing together consumer and healthcare communities.
Where: Energi (815 Broadway, New York, NY)
When: 7pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: N/R/W/L/4/5/6 14 Street – Union Square
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Wednesday, 12/18/19

Amazon Smart Home for the Holidays (10am-8pm)

What: Experience what Amazon Smart Home has to offer from brands including Schlage, Shark, Leviton, Newell Brands, and Ring, showcasing the latest and greatest smart products you need for this season. This pop up is open everyday from 12/8/19-12/21/19.
Where: (632 Broadway, New York, NY)
When: 10am-8pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/6 Broadway – Lafayette
RSVP: Walk in

Target Wonderland! (10am-8pm)

What: Immerse yourself in the magic of the season at Target Wonderland! Play your way through FREE fun and games, festive photo ops and tasty treats from some of your favorite brands, like LEGO, Nintendo, Disney, Campbell’s, Oreo and M&M’s. You might even run into Bullseye or one of your favorite Marvel and Star Wars characters! This pop up is open everyday from 12/13/19-12/22/19.
Where: Target Wonderland (70 10th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 10am-8pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L 14th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

An Evening with Muses Finale Gallery Showcase Opening Reception (6pm-8pm)

What:  The art pieces shown reflect the relationship between muse and artist: how the muse lends inspiration to the art by way of structure, form and presence. The event will also include a live drawing presentation with models and artists.Come join us to view the many eclectic works and celebrate the holidays!
Where: Ace Hotel, The Mezzanine (20 W 29th St, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: W/R 28th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Galaxy Innovator Session: Join us for A Swipe Through the Decade with Natasha Eubanks (6pm-8pm)

What: Join us at Samsung 837 for our next Galaxy Innovator Session, a discussion series that highlights entrepreneurs at the forefront of innovation and identity. Start the evening with a discussion led by Natasha Eubanks (@theybf_daily) #TeamGalaxy Squad member and Founder & CEO of TheYBF.com. It will explore the many ways technology and pop culture have affected news and media consumption over the last decade.
Where: Samsung 837 (837 Washington Street, New York NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L – 14th St 8th Avenue
RSVP: Required (link in title)/ RSVP does not guarantee admission, so please arrive early.

Lucky No. Candles Holiday Pop-up (7pm-9pm)

What: Join Lucky No. Candles on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 for an evening of shopping, drinks and snacks.
Where: 11th Floor, Suite 1106 (401 Broadway, New York, NY)
When: 7pm-9pm
Nearest Train: N/Q/R/W/6 Canal St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Thursday, 12/19/19

#TeamGalaxy Creator Session: Learn movie magic with filmmaker Jake Roper (6pm-9pm)

What: Begin the night by watching behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “The Ultimate Test” and learn how Jake Roper (@Vsauce3, @jakerawr, #TeamGalaxy member, filmmaker, and YouTuber )used the powerful video features on the Galaxy Note10+ to shoot all of the content. Following the demonstration, you will have a chance to try out the tricks you have learned by creating your own videos and movies on several “sets” around the space. You can then share your favorite video creations for the chance to have it played on the Main Stage. End the evening with Mexican food and a Meet & Greet moment with Jake.
Where: Samsung 837 (837 Washington Street, New York NY)
When: 6pm-9pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L – 14th St 8th Avenue
RSVP: Required (link in title)/ RSVP does not guarantee admission, so please arrive early.

The Beatles Pop-Up Shop (11am-7pm)

What: The Beatles products will range from holiday sweaters, hats, scarves and tree ornaments to branded toys, turntables and even a Beatles pinball machine, offering shoppers fashionable and gift-worthy items for every type of Beatles fan. The façade of the building will be colorfully wrapped in iconic Beatles imagery, while inside the pop-up visitors will be able to experience and create photo moments from classic eras of the band’s history. This pop up is open 12/11/19-12/22/19.
Where: (163 Mercer St, New York, NY)
When: Monday to Thursday: 11:00am to 7:00pm; Friday to Saturday: 11:00am to 8:00pm; and Sunday: 12:00pm to 7:00pm.
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/6 Broadway – Lafayette
RSVP: Walk in

A Guide to Iceland by Danielle Desir: Affording the Adventure(6:30pm-8:30pm)

What:  Join HI New York City for a presentation and discussion with Danielle Desir, author of Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure (Diary of a Traveling Black Woman: A Guide to International Travel). Danielle is an author, writer, podcaster and creator of the financially savvy podcast The Thought Card. We will be discussing everything from off the beaten path sites to best mode of transportation to must-try dishes in Iceland!
Where: Hostelling International (891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: 1/103rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Friday, 12/20/19

WOOLRICH’S SNOW ROOM FEATURING AN INSTALLATION BY JOSHUA VIDES (10am-8pm)

What: In celebration of the launch of their Snow Room (real snow, ice and freezing temperatures–for trying on their winter gear), Woolrich’s has commissioned an art installation by Vides. This is open until 1/3/20.
Where: Woolrich Store (121 Wooster St, New York, NY)
When: 10am-8pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Searching Bloomberg (limited to first 5) (11:15am-12:30pm)

What: Hands-on class demonstration for the Bloomberg menu driven system. Learn search methods for information on companies, how to retrieve market and economic data on Bloomberg and how to find securities that match investors’ criteria.
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3(188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 11:15am-12:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

Intersect by Lexus: WINTER GLOW BY JEFF LEATHAM (11am-10pm)

What: World-renowned floral artist Jeff Leatham created Winter Glow, an enchanting seasonal landscape that transports visitors to a world of holiday magic. Inspired by the calm of freshly fallen snow and dream like forest creatures, Winter Glow merges Jeff’s floral artistry with bold, architectural sculptures for an INTERSECT BY LEXUS – NYC custom installation. The experience creates a physical and spiritual indulgence that celebrates the holiday season. This event repeats everyday until Sunday, January 5, 2020, and closed December 24 and December 25.
Where: Intersect by Lexus (412 W 14th St, New York, NY)
When: 11am-10pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L – 14th St 8th Avenue
RSVP: Walk in

Saturday, 12/21/19

Yoga // lululemon Smith St x Setu Yoga (9am-10am)

What: Join us in store for complimentary yoga classes with Setu’s instructors, twice a month. Each yoga practice is comprised of a 45 minute asana practice followed by a 5 minute guided meditation. Mats and water will be provided, wear stretchy/comfortable clothes you can move in. Please arrive by 8:50am; class will begin promptly at 9am. All levels welcome; bring a friend and stay for refreshments after!
Where: Lululemon (166 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 9am-10am
Nearest Train: F/G Bergen St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

WOOLRICH’S SNOW ROOM FEATURING AN INSTALLATION BY JOSHUA VIDES (10am-8pm)

What: In celebration of the launch of their Snow Room (real snow, ice and freezing temperatures–for trying on their winter gear), Woolrich’s has commissioned an art installation by Vides. This is open until 1/3/20.
Where: Woolrich Store (121 Wooster St, New York, NY)
When: 10am-8pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Amazon Smart Home for the Holidays (10am-8pm)

What: Experience what Amazon Smart Home has to offer from brands including Schlage, Shark, Leviton, Newell Brands, and Ring, showcasing the latest and greatest smart products you need for this season. This pop up is open everyday from 12/8/19-12/21/19.
Where: (632 Broadway, New York, NY)
When: 10am-8pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/6 Broadway – Lafayette
RSVP: Walk in

The Beatles Pop-Up Shop (11am-8pm)

What: The Beatles products will range from holiday sweaters, hats, scarves and tree ornaments to branded toys, turntables and even a Beatles pinball machine, offering shoppers fashionable and gift-worthy items for every type of Beatles fan. The façade of the building will be colorfully wrapped in iconic Beatles imagery, while inside the pop-up visitors will be able to experience and create photo moments from classic eras of the band’s history. This pop up is open 12/11/19-12/22/19.
Where: (163 Mercer St, New York, NY)
When: Monday to Thursday: 11:00am to 7:00pm; Friday to Saturday: 11:00am to 8:00pm; and Sunday: 12:00pm to 7:00pm.
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/6 Broadway – Lafayette
RSVP: Walk in

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at Dolby SoHo (1pm-8pm)

What: Take an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away and discover the legacy of Star Wars exclusively at #DolbySoHo. Explore our 11 immersive exhibits & the Dolby technology that’s powered your favorite saga. Check out the full schedule & details about the space: https://dolbylabs.co/34IfoaB . This repeats Wednesday – Sunday from 12/6/19 to 1/5/20.
Where: Dolby SoHo (477 Broadway, New York, NY
When: 1pm-8pm
Nearest Train: N/Q/R/W/6 Canal St
RSVP: Walk-in

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)

#GoingUnfiltered with Angry Orchard! Free hard cider scoops ALL day long! (12pm-11pm)

What: Tipsy Scoop’s newest seasonal flavor, Angry Orchard Unfiltered. Creamy vanilla ice cream with brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped caramel apples, infused with Angry Orchard’s newest hard cider- Angry Orchard Unfiltered. On December 21st, enjoy complimentary scoops of Angry Orchard Unfiltered at both of our locations from 12pm-11pm. Must be 21 or over with valid ID to enjoy.
Where: Tipsy Scoop Brooklyn (270 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 12pm-11pm
Nearest Train: L/Bedford Ave
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Sunday, 12/22/19

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)

Target Wonderland! (10am-8pm)

What: Immerse yourself in the magic of the season at Target Wonderland! Play your way through FREE fun and games, festive photo ops and tasty treats from some of your favorite brands, like LEGO, Nintendo, Disney, Campbell’s, Oreo and M&M’s. You might even run into Bullseye or one of your favorite Marvel and Star Wars characters! This pop up is open everyday from 12/13/19-12/22/19.
Where: Target Wonderland (70 10th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 10am-8pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L 14th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Adult Candy Shop by Smith & Sinclair London (11am-6pm)

What: Opening December 6th 2019 and running through to the 22nd, by day the shop will sell and sample our ranges of mocktail and cocktail confectionery and by night, the shop will host ticketed experiences on select days, including an evening experiencing the hands-on making of quirky Twisted Cocktails (tickets cost $40 and can be purchased by clicking here).
Where: (66 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY)
When: Monday-Wednesday 12pm-9pm, Thursday – Saturday 11am -10pm, Sunday 11am-6pm
Nearest Train: 1/2/3 – 14th St
RSVP: Walk in

Intersect by Lexus: WINTER GLOW BY JEFF LEATHAM (11am-10pm)

What: World-renowned floral artist Jeff Leatham created Winter Glow, an enchanting seasonal landscape that transports visitors to a world of holiday magic. Inspired by the calm of freshly fallen snow and dream like forest creatures, Winter Glow merges Jeff’s floral artistry with bold, architectural sculptures for an INTERSECT BY LEXUS – NYC custom installation. The experience creates a physical and spiritual indulgence that celebrates the holiday season. This event repeats everyday until Sunday, January 5, 2020, and closed December 24 and December 25.
Where: Intersect by Lexus (412 W 14th St, New York, NY)
When: 11am-10pm
Nearest Train: A/C/E/L – 14th St
RSVP: Walk in

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