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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

The five best free things to do in NYC over the next seven days
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The five best free things to do in NYC over the next seven days

Here are the best free parties, cultural events and things to do between now and next Wednesday

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Free things to do in New York City every day this summer
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Free things to do in New York City every day this summer

We break down every day of summer 2016 and list the best free concerts, outdoor movie screenings, festivals and activities you can enjoy while totally ballin’ budget

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Free things to do in NYC today
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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
Things to do

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
Things to do

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
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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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The best free date ideas in NYC
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The best free date ideas in NYC

If you’re lacking in cash for a pricey date, these free date ideas will make you look like the king or queen of romance

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Free attractions in NYC
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Free attractions in NYC

Spend an afternoon exploring classic NYC landmarks on the cheap

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Free concerts
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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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Free comedy shows
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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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Free art exhibitions
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Free art exhibitions

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

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Free dance performances and series
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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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Free museum shows and exhibitions
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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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gitr
gitr

This is a great article on the free things to do in New York! It would be a great holiday experience for anyone in NY. No doubt that New York City is a microcosm of the world.

Rick C
Rick C

For Something Only in New York....


Since Mid-1990s, Central Park Tango

Offers Best FREE Outdoor venue for Dancing, Watching and Listening to Argentine Tango

Shakespeare Statue Plaza (at South end of The Mall)

Every Saturday  -  6  to  9:30 pm

From start of June thru end of September

Incl. FREE Beginners Class - at 7:15 - No Partner Needed

If Raining, event held nearby Under Roof Cover at "The Dairy"


Martin M
Martin M

This is great to see things. How about meeting people? I love the social App Iceberg (www.iceberg.travel) which you can use on the move to propose and join events from other travellers and locals. Awesome way to see the city!

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.
Also one can find best of extended stay hotels in NY such as http://www.hotel99.com,Great staff, nice room with a very comfortable bed. Always have enjoyed this hotel.

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Sara
Sara

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