Friday, December 1: Lots of Free Drinks, Free NUTCRACKER, Free Museums + 70 More

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Today’s Events

2017 Canal Street Market Holiday Party with Free Drinks & DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

Free Stargazing + Talk on Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Columbia University, Manhattan

Free Drinks at Anti-Holiday Pop-Up Bar (Through Sunday, December 10)

Free Performances of 'The Nutcracker' (Through Saturday, December 2)
Brookfield Place, Manhattan

Free Winter Admission to Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Weekdays Through February 28)
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn

2017 Bryant Park Tree Lighting Skate-tacular
Bryant Park, Manhattan

2017 Abingdon Sq. Tree Lighting + Free Hot Chocolate, Free Cookies & Caroling
Abingdon Square, Manhattan

Enjoy a Free Meal or Cook for the Community During Soup Kitchen 2017 (Through Sunday, December 31)
Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn

Free Asia Society Admission + Tea Tasting & Cocktails
Asia Society, Manhattan

Free Admission + Special Talks & Tours for New Museum's 40th Birthday
New Museum, Manhattan

HOME ALONE Drinking Game + Drink Specials
Videology, Brooklyn

Holiday Concert & Trolley Ride to Historic NYC Mansion

2017 Wanted Design Holiday Market (Through Sunday, December 31)
Front St. & Fulton St., Manhattan

'Holly': A Romantic Christmas Play (Through Sunday, December 10)

Sweet Shoppe: Futuristic Guerilla Science Immersive Pop-Up Candy Store (Through Sunday, December 3)

Shilpa Ray / Bush Tetras
The Bell House, Brooklyn

Learn About Badass Women Scientists
Caveat, Manhattan

TONY Award-Winning Broadway Star Tony Yazbeck ('On the Town')

A Drunk 'Christmas Carol'

Discounted Tickets to 'Kracked Kristmess' Holiday Drag Show (Fridays Through December 8)

'BRUK OUT' DanceHall Queen Doc Screenings + Q&A with Director & Producer (Through Saturday, December 2)
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

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Ending Today

Free 30-Minute Facials (Through Friday, December 1)

'Ram Dass, Going Home' Screenings (Through Friday, December 1)
Rubin Museum of Art, Manhattan

Ongoing

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Discounted Admission to the Museum of Sex (Through Sunday, December 31)
Museum of Sex, Manhattan

Free Ice Skating + Skate Rental in Prospect Park (Through Sunday, March 25)

NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Tours (Through Saturday, December 30)

'Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914' (Through Sunday, January 7)
South Street Seaport Museum, Manhattan

Jim Henson Exhibition at MoMI
Museum of the Moving Image, Queens

Discounted 60th Anniversary Tickets to 'Jamaica' Musical (Through Saturday, March 24)

Free Cruise! See Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Skyline & More ($31 Value)

'Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem & Modern Housing' (Through Sunday, December 17)
Columbia University, Manhattan

'Never Built New York'—Imaginative Buildings You've Never Seen (Through Sunday, February 18)
Queens Museum of Art, Queens

'Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait' at the MoMA (Through Sunday, January 28)
The Museum of Modern Art, Manhattan

'Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Trigger' (Through Sunday, January 21)
New Museum, Manhattan

'Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt' (Through Sunday, January 21)
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

31-Foot Chihuly 'Rose Crystal Tower' Rises in Union Square (Through October 2018)
Union Square Park, Manhattan

'Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics' (Through Sunday, July 22)
Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan

Ai Weiwei's City-Wide Exhibition 'Good Fences Make Good Neighbors' (Through Sunday, February 11)

Cheap Tickets to 'This One's For The Girls' Female Empowerment Off-Broadway Musical (Through Saturday, December 30)

Explore the Making of Judy's Chicago's Renowned Feminist Work 'The Dinner Party' (Through Sunday, March 4)
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

See Celeb-Created Candy Mosaics for Dylan's Candy Bar's Sweet 16th (Through Sunday, December 31)
Dylan’s Candy Bar, Manhattan

2017 Holiday Shops are Open in Bryant Park (Through Tuesday, January 2)
Bryant Park, Manhattan

Go Skating Amongst Skyscrapers in Bryant Park (Through Sunday, March 4)
Bryant Park, Manhattan

Experience Two of Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror Rooms (Through Sunday, December 16)

Trump-Inspired 'King Lear' (Through Saturday, December 2)

Discounted Skating + Skate Rental at Chelsea Piers (Through Friday, February 23)

The Best Contemporary Artists You've Never Heard Of (Through Wednesday, December 13)
Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn

The Contenders 2017: MoMA Screens Top Picks for the Years (Through January 12)
The Museum of Modern Art, Manhattan

'White Man On a Pedestal' Exhibit (Through Sunday, December 17)
Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

2017 GingerBread Lane: Largest Gingerbread Village in the World (Through Monday, January 15)
New York Hall of Science, Queens

Greenwich Village Haunted Walking Tour (Through Saturday, December 30)

2017 Grand Central Holiday Market (Through Sunday, December 24)
Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan

Discounted Tickets to See Large Exhibit of Vintage Trains & Other Toys (Through Sunday, February 25)

Michelangelo at the Met (Through Monday, February 12)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan

'Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed' Includes Self-Portraits Never Seen in the US Before (Through Sunday, February 4)
The Met Breuer, Manhattan

'Wheel of Fortune: 35 Years as America’s Game' (Through Sunday, December 3)
The Paley Center for Media, Manhattan

2017 Union Square Holiday Market (Through Sunday, December 24)
Union Square Park, Manhattan

Free 2017 NYC Holiday Train Show (Through Sunday, February 4)
Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan

Minimalistic 'Whiteout' Installation Illuminates Mad Sq. Park (Through Sunday, March 25)
Madison Square Park, Manhattan

2017 Urbanspace Garment District Holiday Market (Through Sunday, December 24)

'Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip' (Through Sunday, April 1)
Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan

2017 Origami Holiday Tree at AMNH (Through Sunday, January 7)
American Museum of Natural History, Manhattan

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' Off-Broadway (Through Saturday, December 30)

$5 Admission to Winter Wonderland NYC Theme Park with Light Show, Snow Tubing & Igloo Bar (Through Saturday, December 23)

$8 Tickets to New York Botanical Garden's 2017 Holiday Train Show (Through Monday, January 15)

2017 Classic Holiday Film Series at Nitehawk (Through Saturday, December 23)
Nitehawk Cinema, Brooklyn

Shop Ethical Indie Brands at Goods Goods 2017 Market (Through Sunday, December 24)

J.Crew & Madewell 2017 Sample Sale (Through Sunday, December 3)

Making New York 2017: Hands-On History & Shopping
Chelsea Market, Manhattan

'Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York' (Through Sunday, May 13)
Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan

2017 Columbus Circle Holiday Market (Through Sunday, December 24)

NYC Holiday Lights Walking Tours (Through Sunday, December 30)