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The 6 best free parties in New York this week

Will Gleason

New York has some of the best parties in the world, but sometimes it can be hard to find a place to go that won’t break the bank. Have a blast without spending a dime at these no-cover soirees this week, specializing in everything from house to punk.

Tues Jun 9

Museum Mile Festival, Various locations, 6pm
In addition to free admission to some of the best museums in New York, this one-night-only festival also turns a 23-block chunk of Fifth Avenue into a giant block party with music by DJ Mosco, DJ Ian Ford, Kim David Smith and more.

Thu Jun 11

Tropical Goth: MMGG + Kiddo Sincere + Clever Rebel + Chris Video + Admin, TBA Brooklyn, 6pm
Break out those dark florals. Bossa Nova Civic Club DJs Kiddo, Chris Video and Clever Rebel are moving their tropical oasis-themed party to South Williamsburg from Bushwick. 

Air a Danser, Battery Harris, Williamsburg, 5pm
Enjoy some free beats after work at this happy hour gathering curated by Sharegroove's Steve Shakewell. Thursday's party will feature a rare DJ set from Quinn Lamont Luke (Bing Ji Ling/Paqua).

Fri June 12

Hot Rabbit, The Monster, West Village
The long-running weekly party packs a cute mixed crowd into the basement of this West Village dive bar. Find the password on Hot Rabbit's Facebook page to gain free admission this week with DJ Ian Diver.

Soup: Stacey Pullen + Love & Logic + Chris Patric + The Wig, Cielo, 11pm
Motor City vet Stacey Pullen is coming to Friday's edition of this Meatpacking party. The event is free before midnight with R.S.V.P.

Sun June 14

Sundays on the Roof presents Secretsundaze: Giles Smith + James Priestly, Output, 3pm
R.S.V.P. to get into this rooftop party free before 4pm. If the weather cooperates, you're in for a perfect Sunday.


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