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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

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 concertsfree art exhibitionsfree comedy shows and much more to keep you going out gratis every night of the week.

Free things to do in NYC

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Free things to do in NYC today

Looking for a gratis event going down exactly the same time as you're reading this? We’ve got you covered!

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Free things to do in NYC this week

View our list and find something great to do this week

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Free things to do this weekend

Work out your weekend plans with our comprehensive list of free events

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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.

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Free attractions in NYC

Spend an afternoon exploring classic NYC landmarks on the cheap

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Music

Free concerts

You don’t have to shell out a ton of cash—or any at all—to see a great show in NYC!

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Comedy

Free comedy shows

Laugh along to both budding and established local comedians at these free comedy shows in New York City

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Art

Free art exhibitions

Culture vultures—discover gratis art exhibitions and gallery shows in our roundup

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Dance

Free dance performances and series

Discover NYC’s free dance performances, ranging from traditional to experimental, all while keeping your purse firmly shut

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Museums

Free museum shows and exhibitions

Want a dose of art and culture without spending a penny? Head to one of these free museum shows.

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Free events and festivals

Discover a ton of free events and festivals in our handy, chronological guide to freebies in New York City

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Clubs

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

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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

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Comments

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Colleen M
Colleen M

I think new york is one of the most beautiful cities in the world!!Very informative and helpful post.
Thanks for sharing.
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Sara
Sara

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