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The best things to do in NYC this week
Things to do

The best things to do in NYC this week

Many performances, museums and venues have been closed and canceled so we've come up with an exciting list of things to do. Be sure to not leave home without your mask or face covering. This week will be quite soggy, but there's still much to do in NYC, from swimming in a multi-colored pool between rainstorms and roller skating at a socially-distanced market in Greenpoint! For more ideas, scroll down to see this week's best things to do in NYC. RECOMMENDED: Full list of the best things to do in New York

This Brooklyn nail salon is offering services in its backyard oasis
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This Brooklyn nail salon is offering services in its backyard oasis

A non-toxic, vegan nail salon in Greenpoint, reopened with an outdoorsy business model.

You can now rent a “backyard” on the waterfront at Pier 17
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You can now rent a “backyard” on the waterfront at Pier 17

The Seaport District rooftop has mini lawns with cabana-style lounge chairs.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck has announced a reopening date
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck has announced a reopening date

Another landmark is opening its top to the public after 4 months.

The 101 best things to do in NYC for locals and tourists
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The 101 best things to do in NYC for locals and tourists

Consider this your NYC Bible.

Things to do outdoors in NYC

The best drive-in movie theaters in NYC
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The best drive-in movie theaters in NYC

The nostalgic entertainment form has made its way back into the spotlight.

The best beaches in NYC
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The best beaches in NYC

A visit to one of the best beaches NYC has to offer is needed when it's hot and sticky.

Best cycling routes and more in NYC
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Best cycling routes and more in NYC

Chances are you'll be cycling around more than usual this summer.

The 10 best lesser-known spots for a lovely NYC picnic
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The 10 best lesser-known spots for a lovely NYC picnic

The city is dotted with hidden gems to picnic at all summer.

How to take a cruise around NYC right now
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How to take a cruise around NYC right now

We are eager soak up the sun on the open waters of New York Harbor!

Free and cheap things to do in NYC

The best free things to do in NYC this week
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The best free things to do in NYC this week

It's a busy week with a plethora of activities for the taking. You're gonna need this list of the best free things to do in NYC if you are to have any hope of avoiding serious FOMO. First and foremost, don't miss out on the exhibit of large artworks at the Socrates Sculpture Park or take the ferry to Governors Island for some respite. Also, don't miss a free comedy show being hosted in Google Docs! RECOMMENDED: Find out more free things to do in NYC

The best free cultural experiences in NYC
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The best free cultural experiences in NYC

Considering New York is the biggest city in America—and the greatest city in the world—it’s not a surprise that we’re home to some of the most amazing cultural experiences in NYC. But while everyone knows about fabulous Broadway shows and the fantastic music scene in Williamsburg, not everyone realizes just how many of these experiences are actually free things to do. Yes, you really can get into the city’s top venues—along with the best lesser known NYC attractions—without paying a cent.

The best free comedy shows in NYC
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The best free comedy shows in NYC

If you’re broke and in need of a laugh, you’ve got an embarrassment of riches when it comes to comedy in NYC. On any given night, you can hit up some of NYC’s best comedy clubs to see sets from the city’s best rising comedians, along with well-established names. Check out our rundown of free shows in town, which will satisfy die-hard fans of comedy podcasts and even clue you in budding comics in on the best open-mic nights in town. 

All the free museums days in NYC you should know about
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All the free museums days in NYC you should know about

Say it's a beautiful day (or maybe even a miserable one), and you say to yourself, I want to go see some art. Maybe it’s a specific exhibition that everyone you know is raving about at one of your favorite museums, such as The Metropolitan Museum Of Art or MoMA or the Guggenheim. Or maybe you just want to stroll through their respective collections. It’s one of the benefits of living in or visiting New York City that these institutions (and many more) are at your beck-and-call. They are, after all, among the finest in the world. There’s just one hitch: They’re pricey to get into. Unlike cities such as London or Washington, D.C., New York isn’t big on publicly funded museums, which is too bad, especially if you actually live here and have to pay most of your wages on food and rent. Most NYC museums expect you to shell out $25 bucks or more to get in, and while that doesn’t seem like a lot compared to a ticket for a Broadway show, it adds up if you’re a regular museum goer. Granted, there are senior and student discounts, and memberships that let you get in gratis—if you’re willing to pop for the annual fee. But except for New York State residents headed for The Met, where a driver's license or other ID allows you pay whatever you wish, you pretty much have to pony up to get in there, or at The Modern, the Gugg and just about every other museum in town. There is one alternative though: Most museums offer free hours or days. You just have to know where and when they are.

Free, cheap and easy dates
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Free, cheap and easy dates

You don't need to empty your wallet to impress your date. NYC has a ton of fun and free things to do.

The best New York attractions

The best tours of off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods in NYC
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The best tours of off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods in NYC

To really get to know a city, you need to venture outside the well trafficked neighborhoods.

Street art tours: See graffiti on these New York walking tours
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Street art tours: See graffiti on these New York walking tours

Take one of these five walking tours to explore graffiti and street art in these neighborhoods.

Cool factory tours: Go behind the scenes at New York factories
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Cool factory tours: Go behind the scenes at New York factories

Take an up-close look at these Gotham manufacturers.

The best Statue of Liberty tours
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The best Statue of Liberty tours

Get up close and personal to Lady Liberty herself on one of these Statue of Liberty tours.

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The best museums in NYC

New York’s quirkiest museums
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New York’s quirkiest museums

You should know the NYC hosts a whole ecology of smaller, niche museums with idiosyncratic offerings.

The best museums in NYC
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The best museums in NYC

Look no further than our complete guide to the best museums in NYC.

The best interactive museums in NYC
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The best interactive museums in NYC

Sometimes you might want something with a little more action, something a little more…interactive.

The best museum hacks in NYC
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The best museum hacks in NYC

Here's what to know about making museum-going less expense and less hassled.

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NYC by neighborhood

A guide to the East Village
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A guide to the East Village

The East Village has so much to offer for people of all walks of life, and that's the beauty of it.

A guide to Astoria, Queens
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A guide to Astoria, Queens

The neighborhood is a melting pot of cultures and, unsurprisingly, a thriving bar and restaurant scene.

A guide to Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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A guide to Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Greenpoint is not as flashy as other nearby Brooklyn nabes—it has a quiet cool. 

A guide to Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
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A guide to Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Its booming bar scene, charming eateries and cutesy shops makes it one of the trendiest places to live.

A guide to Soho
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A guide to Soho

Soho is a shopping enclave and home to art galleries that made it a contemporary-art hot spot.

A guide to Williamsburg
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A guide to Williamsburg

Known for its indie music and party scene, the ’Burg always offers a good reason to cross the East River.

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