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.
Free things to do in NYC
Free things to do in NYC today
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Free things to do in NYC this week
View our list and find something great to do this week
Free things to do this weekend
Work out your weekend plans with our comprehensive list of free events
Free things to do in NYC this month
Looking to make plans in advance, all sans cash? We have you covered with our list of fantastic happenings.
Free attractions in NYC
Spend an afternoon exploring classic NYC landmarks on the cheap
You don’t have to shell out a ton of cash—or any at all—to see a great show in NYC!
Free comedy shows
Laugh along to both budding and established local comedians at these free comedy shows in New York City
Free art exhibitions
Culture vultures—discover gratis art exhibitions and gallery shows in our roundup
Free dance performances and series
Discover NYC’s free dance performances, ranging from traditional to experimental, all while keeping your purse firmly shut
Free museum shows and exhibitions
Want a dose of art and culture without spending a penny? Head to one of these free museum shows.
Free events and festivals
Discover a ton of free events and festivals in our handy, chronological guide to freebies in New York City
Free parties and club nights
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
The 50 best free things to do in NYC
No charge, no quality? Hell no! The best things in life—and in this glorious city—are free. Discover the very best free events in NYC with our essential guide