Free NYC Events List (Monday, 12/9/19-Sunday, 12/15/19)

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Pop ups are a great way to sample products for free! At the Crabtree & Evelyn X Lively POP-UP I got samples for Pomp & Whimsy, Crabtree, and a Lively goodie bag. For this week expect pop ups from Chick-fil-A, Amazon, and Hella Cocktail Co.

The holidays are coming! Expect more holiday and pop ups this week. For this week’s edition of the free NYC event list expect Time Shop with Chick-fil-A, Amazon Holiday Beauty Wish List, mixology drinks, Feldenkrais Method exercise therapy, book signings, poetry reading, clothing/lifestyle items/books/creative services swap, and Haute Holiday Event with CoverGirl and Latinista Magazine. There are also talking panels about mind, health, wealth, displacement, skin care, anxiety, and vulnerability.

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, 12/9/19

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)

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)

A Night Out with lululemon and Tieghan Gerard (6:30pm-8:30pm)

What:  Lululemon and Tieghan Gerard are joining forces to nourish your soul (and body!) with an evening celebrating the release of Tieghan’s New York Times bestselling cookbook Half Baked Harvest Super Simple. You’ll enjoy wine, cocktails, and snacks from the new book while Tieghan shares recipe inspiration, stories about her life and family in Colorado, and tips for holiday entertaining.
Where: lululemon (520 Broadway, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ Spring St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Healing Through Awareness: Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method (7pm-8pm)

What: The Feldenkrais method is a type of exercise therapy that works with your nervous system. It taps into the innate healing potential of your brain and nervous system to bring about lasting improvements for your physical and emotional wellbeing. First half of the workshop is experiential: participants will be guided through a series of movements to help them naturally feel more balanced physically and emotionally. In the second half you will also have an opportunity to observe an individual session and ask questions.
Where: Balance Arts Center, 3rd floor, Room #7 (151 W 30th St, New York, NY)
When: 7pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 1/ 28th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Tuesday, 12/10/19

Broad Exchange Holiday Party at Alice + Olivia (6pm-9pm)

What:  Our guests will get 10% off anything purchased during the party. At the end of the event Alice + Olivia will also donate 10% of the night’s sales to The Broad Exchange to help us fund our 2020 plans.

You’ll also enjoy:

  • Champagne & treats
  • Your favorite broads
  • Early access to the 2020 Pre-Spring collection


Where: alice + olivia (98 Greene St, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-9pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Nomadic Matt’s Holiday Happy Hour (6pm-8pm)

What: YOU’RE INVITED to our annual Holiday Party in NYC! Come one, come all to hang out, talk travel, and enjoy the season. And if you arrive on time, you’ll get a surprise! Hope to see you there!
Where: Amity Hall (80 W 3rd St, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/A/C/E W 4th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Mind, Health & Wealth: Reflections on 2019, Jumpstart 2020 (6:30pm-8:30pm)

What: Our timely discussion is about how to maintain and regain our mental, physical, and financial health.
Speakers include:
– Nandar Matari – Meditation Coach & Trainer of Matari Meditation INC.
– Jennifer Trepeck is an Optimal Health Coach, Podcaster and Business Consultant
-Ramona Thomas – Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc
– Miles Cutler – Message Crafter & Public Speaker Trainer, Connecting Meaningfully
Where: WeWork (404 5th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/N/Q/R/W/ 34th St/Herald Sq 
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Healing Through Awareness: Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method (7pm-8pm)

What: The Feldenkrais method is a type of exercise therapy that works with your nervous system. It taps into the innate healing potential of your brain and nervous system to bring about lasting improvements for your physical and emotional wellbeing. First half of the workshop is experiential: participants will be guided through a series of movements to help them naturally feel more balanced physically and emotionally. In the second half you will also have an opportunity to observe an individual session and ask questions.
Where: Balance Arts Center, 3rd floor, Room #7 (151 W 30th St, New York, NY)
When: 7pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 1/ 28th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Relationship Wellness: Getting More Out of Our Relationships (7pm-9pm)

What: Join Fully and our coaches to explore relationship wellness. We’ll start with a panel overview of how to strengthen our existing relationships and build new ones with a strong foundation. Then, we’ll move into small group discussions facilitated by our expert coaches. Expert coaches include Julia Colangelo, LCSW, Genny Finkel, LCSW, Lindsey C. Pratt, LMHC, and Kait Scalisi, MPH.
Where: Hydra Studios, 10th Floor (530 5th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 7pm-9pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M 42nd St – Bryant Park
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Wednesday, 12/11/19

Merry Mixology: Hella Cocktail Co. Trunkshow – Herald Square (12pm-4pm)

What: Join us to discover, mix, and taste Hella Cocktail Co.’s best drink recipes. The Brooklyn-based bitters brand shows us how to craft holiday-perfect cocktails for any fete. Raise a glass with these mixology experts and stock up on your favorites for all of your holiday entertaining! Must be 21+ with ID to purchase. This event repeats Wednesday, 12/11/19 – Friday, 12/13/19.
Where: Macy’s, Herald Square STORY (151 West 34th Street, New York, NY)
When: 12pm-4pm
Nearest Train: 1/2/3 34th St – Penn Station
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Winter Wellness Wednesday: Train Jane at Jane DO (5:30pm)

What: The Flatiron Partnership, in collaboration with and local fitness studios, presents three weeks of free fitness classes to keep your goals in sight during the busy holidays! Jane DO’s 50 minute TOTAL BODY WORKOUT couples high intensity interval training (HIIT) with steady state cardio, strength training and flexibility exercises to foster the most powerful version of yourself.
Where: Jane DO (24 W 23rd St, New York, NY)
When: 5:30pm
Nearest Train: R/W 23rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Book Signing and Celebration with Lauren Liess at One Kings Lane Soho (5:30pm-8pm)

What: Join us as we celebrate interior designer Lauren Liess and the release of her new book, Down to Earth: Laid-Back Interiors for Modern Living! Book signing followed by a chat with One Kings Lane president Debbie Propst and other experts about incorporating vintage pieces into your home. Plus get a sneak peek at Lauren’s upcoming furniture collection! Light bites and signature sips provided by Pomp & Whimsy.
Where: One Kings Lane Soho (143 Spring St, New York, NY)
When: 5:30pm-8pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Sh*t That I Knit & Follain Pop Up! (6pm-8pm)

What:  Join Sh*t That I Knit & Follain for an evening of cozy beanies and clean beauty! Shop both STIK’s line of sustainably-sourced knitwear and the best of clean beauty from Follain. We’ll have light bites and drinks to enjoy while you shop!
Where: (251 Elizabeth St, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Impact Travel: Sustainable Travel 101 (6:30pm-8:30pm)

What:  We will discuss social, economic, and environmental sustainability as well as best practices for packing, eating and traveling in a sustainable way. Whether you are planning a trip or you want to come discuss your past experiences in sustainable travel, please join us on this Wednesday night! **Snacks included.
Where: Hostelling International (891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Nearest Train: 1/103rd St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Thursday, 12/12/19

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)

Social Security: How it Will Fit into Your Retirement Plan (1:15pm-2:45pm)

What: Learn about social security basics, and what resources are available to help you understand when and how to apply for your Social Security Retirement Benefits.
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3(188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 1:15pm-2:45pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

Global Markets Update (3pm-4:30pm)

What: Duncan Gwynn reviews the outlook for the US and global investment markets.  The discussion includes domestic and global economic growth, interest rates, employment, inflation, earnings estimates, market valuation, and how valuation drives investment and asset allocation decisions. 
Where: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018 (188 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 3pm-4:30pm
Nearest Train: 6/ 33rd Street
RSVP: Walk in

Displaced Women & Girls: A Conversation With Liz Welch (6pm-8pm)

What: Please join us for our next meeting with guest speaker Liz Welch to talk about her last book about Malala and her journey of displacement. In support of the Big SleepOut for homelessness NY. We will collect new items for a Women’s In Need shelters. Please bring baby or maternity items, clothing for our drive.
Where: AARP, 31st Floor (750 3rd Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-8pm
Nearest Train: 4/5/6/7/S 42nd St – Grand Central
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Friday, 12/13/19

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)

Planning for Retirement: Start Now! (12pm-1:30pm)

What: David Flores Wilson, CFP®, CFA, CDFA®  offers tips and strategies to get on track for retirement and achieve financial freedom by saving money on taxes, protecting your income and family, getting out of debt, and investing wisely to achieve your financial goals and dreams.       
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

Merry Mixology: Hella Cocktail Co. Trunkshow – Herald Square (12pm-4pm)

What: Join us to discover, mix, and taste Hella Cocktail Co.’s best drink recipes. The Brooklyn-based bitters brand shows us how to craft holiday-perfect cocktails for any fete. Raise a glass with these mixology experts and stock up on your favorites for all of your holiday entertaining! Must be 21+ with ID to purchase. This event repeats Wednesday, 12/11/19 – Friday, 12/13/19.
Where: Macy’s, Herald Square STORY (151 West 34th Street, New York, NY)
When: 12pm-4pm
Nearest Train: 1/2/3 34th St – Penn Station
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Year End Poetry Reading & Launch Party (7pm-10pm)

What: Help us celebrate the end of another great year and the launch of our December+January double issue with poetry and hangs. Readings from John Godfrey, Jen Fisher, Ama Birch, Mónica de la Torre, Ben Keating, David Mills, and Filip Marinovic, hosted by Anselm Berrigan. Stick around afterwards for refreshments and mingling.
Where: The Brooklyn Rail, Suite C304 (253 36th St, Brooklyn, NY)
When: 7pm-10pm
Nearest Train: D/N/R 36th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Saturday, 12/14/19

Amazon Holiday Beauty Wish List (1pm-7pm)

What: On December 14th, the Amazon Books store at 34th Street will be hosting an all-day event called ‘Holiday Beauty Wish List.’ They are working with several different beauty brands; L’Oreal, NYX, Maybelline, Revlon, Neutrogena as well as Hershey’s and Mars chocolate. This drool-worthy and Instagrammable FREE event will feature demos & free samples onsite, as well as interactive photo opps.
Where: Amazon Books (7 W 34th St, New York, NY)
When: 1pm-7pm
Nearest Train: B/D/F/M/N/Q/R/W/ 34th St/Herald Sq 
RSVP: Required (link in title)

PIECES ON ICE: A SWAP MEET FOR EVERYTHING (2pm-7pm)

What: We will be swapping quality conditioned pieces including but not limited to clothes, lifestyle items, books, and creative services (photoshoots, screen-printing, small customizations, etc.). The only limit being your imagination.
Where: The Dance (428 Lafayette St, New York, NY)
When: 2pm-7pm
Nearest Train: 6/ Astor Place
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)

Haute Holiday Cover Party hosted by #CoverGirlNYC and Latinista Magazine (6pm-10pm)

What: Join us for our Annual Haute Holiday Event! Holiday trend show, Makeovers, Manicures, Holiday desserts, samplings, giveaways. Pics with Santa and shop exclusive designers. Holiday Swag Bags first 100 people at the door.
Where: COVERGIRL Store: Times Square (719 7th Ave, New York, NY)
When: 6pm-10pm
Nearest Train: N/R/W 49th Street
RSVP: Required (link in title)

Sunday, 12/15/19

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)

lululemon presents The Derm Group: Winter Skin Care ft Dr. Ross Radusky (10am-11am)

What:  Join us at lululemon Madison Ave to learn best practices on winter skin care. Session is led by Dr. Radusky, MD, a Board Certified Dermatologist, General and Costmetic Dermatology. Light refreshments will be served. All attendees will receive entry for lululemon gift cards and product valued at $500.
Where: lululemon Madison Ave (1146 Madison Ave, New York, NY)
When: 10am-11am
Nearest Train: 4/5/6/ 86th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

LET IT OUT: How to Deal with Holiday Anxiety (10am-12pm)

What: Come for the coffee, conversation and supportive ideas about how to have a healthier relationship with your phone and your IRL community. Explore tips and tools for communication, presence, and self-care with:

  • Katie Dalebout, author/podcast host of LET IT OUT
  • Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, professor of psychology and neuroscience at The City University of New York, creator of the stress-and anxiety-reduction app Personal Zen.

Powered by lilspace, this event will open with a quick “Check Your Teck Neck” session and an optional Unplug for a Cause™ phone charging station in support of the mental health non-profit, Sound Mind.
Where: Faherty Brand (133 Prince St, New York, NY)
When: 10am-12pm
Nearest Train: R/W Prince St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

HiFi Exchange Holiday Wellness Pop-up at Ace Hotel New York (12pm-3pm)

What:  HiFi Exchange, a CBD beauty + wellness platform, and COCOCANNA premium infused skincare line, will be bringing a pop-up full of self care essentials leading into the holiday season with an array of herbal, beauty, and wellness products.*Please note the below activations are first come, first serve, come early and sign up! Shop and have a complimentary tea on us while you wait!
HEAL WITH REIKI & CRYSTAL. Enjoy a complimentary charged crystal that will be hand selected for you by Reiki Master Christina Lovely who will guide guests on mini self care journeys. @christinalovelyreiki
EXPERIENCE HENNA by choosing an array of diverse styles from our talented on-site artist. You can find her designs @henna_in_nyc.
BALANCE with an ear seeding experience provided by modern acupuncture studio Area 25. More information can be found on area-25.com or on Instagram. @area_twentyfive.
Where: Ace Hotel (20 W 29th St, New York, NY)
When: 12pm-3pm
Nearest Train: W/R 28th St
RSVP: Required (link in title)

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