The best free parties and club nights in New York City

Discover the best free parties and weekly club nights in NYC that won’t break the bank, from sponsored rap shows to underground house gigs

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It’s no secret that Gotham has a rich history of legendary clubs and parties that transformed the city into a destination spot for creatures of the night. The steady influx of new clubs in New York has only added to this appeal from across the world. And for the financially responsible party animals out there (they do exist), you’re in luck! Believe it or not, experiencing the best parties in New York City isn’t always synonymous with breaking the bank. Check out these free parties and soirees, specializing in everything from house to punk.


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Tropical Goth: Raving George + Stijn + Kiddo + Chris Video + Ded

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Get tropical with pineapple juice, watermelon juice and some dark, melancholic techno. Belgium's 22-year-old Raving George pays Bossa Nova Civic Club a visit, joined by fellow Belgian beat (and waffle) maker Stijn and Bossa bad boys Kiddo and Chris

  1. Bossa Nova Civic Club 1271 Myrtle Ave, at Hart St, 11221
  2. Wed Nov 26
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Downtown Top Ranking

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  • Free

Drown out the week with roots, rocksteady, dub and good classic reggae played by the aficionados of Deadly Dragon Sound.

  1. The Delancey 168 Delancey St, at Clinton St
  2. Thu Nov 27 - Thu Dec 18
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Thanksgiving: Mike Servito + Max McFerren + L.Sangre

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  • Free

The Bunker's resident DJ and Ghostly alum Mike Servito headlines this Thanksgiving feast, serving up plenty of “upfront dirty deep and bitchy” techno beats. Servito will be joined by Max McFerren and L.Sangre.

  1. Bossa Nova Civic Club 1271 Myrtle Ave, at Hart St, 11221
  2. Thu Nov 27 - Fri Nov 28
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Night People

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  • Free

They're back! Everyone's favorite denizens of the dark, Eli Escobar, Lloydski and Blu Jemz, return to Le Bain for a night of top-floor revelry, spinning a party-time mix of off-center house, disco and electro.

  1. Le Bain 444 W 13th St, at Washington St, 10014
  2. Sat Nov 29
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Scissor Sundays

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  • Free

JD Samson's beloved weekly tea dance features a friendly, mixed crowd grooving to tunes by a rotating cast of local and visiting DJs, plus deliciously strong drinks and gorgeous sunsets over the Hudson.

  1. Rusty Knot 425 West St, at 11th St
  2. Sun Nov 30 - Sun Dec 28
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Buddies

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  • Free

DJ Damian Cote reigns at this casual weeknight get-together, spinning an eclectic set of underground dance, funk, punk, ’80s and rock.

  1. Nowhere 322 E 14th St, between First and Second Aves
  2. Tue Dec 2 - Tue Dec 30
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Pop Gun Presents: Max Cooper + Illich Mujica

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  • Free

Pop Gun returns to Verboten with RA fave Max Cooper and NYC-based Venezuelan Illich Mujica, founder of the Techtonic Division collective.

  1. Verboten 54 North 11th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves, 11211
  2. Sun Dec 7 - Mon Dec 8
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Fire in the Hole

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  • Free

Got a thing for carrottops? You'll find plenty of them at this monthly soiree for gingers and their friends. DJ Sean McMahill (guess what color his hair is) presides while you knock back $2 pints and $3 whiskey gingers.

  1. Nowhere 322 E 14th St, between First and Second Aves
  2. Wed Dec 31
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