Free things to do in NYC

We’ve got the best free events, shows, parties and hundreds of other things to do in town right here—no money down



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NYC is the greatest city in the world, but holy cow can it be expensive. There’s no reason to panic, though, because there are still hundreds of free things to do here, too. We’ve rounded up the best free concerts, free art exhibitions, free comedy shows and much more to keep you going out gratis every night of the week.

The best free shows and concerts in NYC

New Yorkers celebrate our Week of Free

See what people in the city had to say about all the freebies and parties during Time Out New York’s Week of Free. Send your own photos and messages and tag them with #befree nyc

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There are some cool stuff in there, and free ;)!