Free NYC Events List (Monday, 12/2/19-Sunday, 12/8/19)

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Clothing swaps are a great way to exchange old clothes for “new to you” clothes. There are a few free clothing swap events this week, so do not miss out!

We are now officially into December! Expect more holiday events and cheer in the next few weeks! For this week’s edition of free NYC event list expect WORLD AIDS DAY, Rockefeller tree lighting ceremony, Bryant Park tree lighting sing-along and free admission ice skating rink, clothing swaps, complimentary cocktails, facials, yoga, and intention setting and gratitude meditation workshop.

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, 12/2/19

WORLD AIDS DAY 2019 (11am-1pm)

What:  Please join us at the New York Academy of Medicine for World AIDS Day 2019. We will remember those we’ve lost, lift up those who are living with HIV and AIDS and raise our voices to unify our community. Join us in solidarity in the fight for an end to New York’s AIDS epidemic by 2020.
Where: New York Academy of Medicine (1216 5th Av, New York, NY)
When: 11am-1pm
Nearest Train: 6 / 103 Station
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

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)

Tuesday, 12/3/19

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

Crabtree & Evelyn X Lively POP-UP (4pm-7pm)

What: Shop our new collection and stop by to sip complimentary customized cocktails based off our ingredients in sponsorship with Pomp & Whimsy. Additional activities include; complimentary make-up touch ups. This event repeats on 12/3 and 12/4.
Where: (242 Lafayette St, New York, NY)
When: 4pm-7pm
Nearest Train: 6/ Spring St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Tory Sport x Man Repeller (6pm-8pm)

What:  Please join Tory Sport and Man Repeller for an evening of cookie decorating, seasonal snacks, gift ideas and holiday shopping with Leandrea Medine.
Where: Tory Sport (129 5th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: W/R 23rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Wednesday, 12/4/19

Protecting Your Privacy & Security (3:15pm-4:30pm)

What:  Class will be about best practices of keeping your information safe online and your computer virus free. 
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

Crabtree & Evelyn X Lively POP-UP (4pm-7pm)

What: Shop our new collection and stop by to sip complimentary customized cocktails based off our ingredients in sponsorship with Pomp & Whimsy. Additional activities include; complimentary make-up touch ups. This event repeats on 12/3 and 12/4.
Where: (242 Lafayette St, New York, NY)
When: 4pm-7pm
Nearest Train: 6/ Spring St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony (8pm-10pm)

What:  The 2019 tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, December 4 on Rockefeller Plaza. Each year, thousands crowd the sidewalks for the event and millions watch the live broadcast. The tree will remain lit and on display on the plaza between West 48th and 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues through Friday, January 17, 2020.
Where: Rockefeller Center (30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY)
When: 8pm-10pm
Nearest Train: : B/D/F/M 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center Station
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Thursday, 12/5/19

FIT X Depop Clothing Swap and Info Session (3pm-4pm)

What: Bring in 1- 5 pieces of clothing to swap. Plus Depop information session!
Where: Fashion Institute of Technology – The Great Hall (227 W 27th St, New York, NY)
When: 3pm-4pm
Nearest Train: 1/ 28th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Tree Lighting Sing-Along (6pm-6:45pm)

What: Bryant Park’s annual tree lighting returns to Bank of America Winter Village on Thursday, December 5 at 6pm with host Alyse Zwick. In addition to fireworks and world-class skaters Ryan Bradley, Evelyn Walsh and Trennt Michaud, and The Haydenettes, this year’s tree lighting features Christmas sing-alongs led by Harlem youth choir DREAM Choir and an appearance by Santa! Following the ceremony, all visitors are welcome to skate to live music on the city’s only free admission ice skating rink. Where: Bryant Park
When: 6pm-6:45pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M 42nd St – Bryant Park
RSVP: Walk in

New York Launch Party (6:30pm-9pm)

What: Join Paul and Paul, and the Ledbury family as we celebrate our grand opening with a night of cocktails, good food, great music, and more.
Where: (355 Bleecker St, New York, NY)
When: 6:30 pm – 9pm
Nearest Train: 1/ Christopher St
RSVP: Walk in

Friday, 12/6/19

Life Skills: Budgeting, Credit, & Debt (1:15pm-2:30pm)

What: This class introduces savings and budget concepts:  Review banks and banking products, including debit and credit cards, and how to reduce indebtedness.  The class also introduces investment principles. 
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

Dream Closet x Birchbox (5pm-7pm)

What:  If you haven’t heard of the Dream Closet before, this is how it works: every Friday from 5-7pm, we invite you to come in and borrow an item (for free!) for the weekend, as long as it’s returned Monday by 7pm. For this special Dream Closet, we teamed up with Birchbox to create a complimentary “Build Your Own Birchbox” where attendees can choose from a variety of hair, makeup, and skincare samples. Stop by, borrow a fantastic dress for the weekend, and find some amazing beauty samples to try out as well!
Where: ba&sh (257 Elizabeth St, New York, NY)
When: 5pm-7pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Skinvolve X FaceGym Event (6pm-8pm)

What: Mini facials featuring Skinvolve’s launch of their new Immunity skincare line. Drinks and music will be provided. First come first serve for facials.
Where: (224 Mulberry St, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 6/ Spring St
RSVP: Walk in

Saturday, 12/7/19

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)

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)

Holiday Clothing Swap! (3:30pm-6:30pm)

What: Join NYC Resistors and friends in a free clothing swap. Just show up sometime between 3:30-6:00 pm and bring at least one item of clothing you don’t want. It should still be fit to wear, but maybe it’s not exciting to you anymore, or not your size right now. All genders, sizes, shapes, and styles are welcome! Any items of clothing that are left over will be donated to Goodwill or fabric-recycled.
Where: NYC Resistor, Fourth Floor (87 Third Avenue Brooklyn, NY) 
When: 3:30pm-6:30pm
Nearest Train: 2/3/4/5/B/D/NQ/R Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Sunday, 12/8/19

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)

FITunLtd: Intention Setting + Gratitude Meditation for Winter (10am-11am)

What: You’re invited to an exclusive wellness workshop in the Event Space in The Oculus, right across Sephora. Clear your mind, energize your body, and focus on all you have to be thankful for. This 60-minute workshop will begin with learning how to set concrete and meaningful intentions/goals, and end with a guided meditation cultivating gratitude throughout your year.
Where: The Oculus (185 Greenwich St, New York, NY)
When: 10am-11am
Nearest Train: A/C/J/Z/2/3/4/5 / Fulton 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)

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