Don’t scoff, jaded New Yorker—there are a lot of free things to do in NYC today. We understand: When you live in one of the most expensive cities in America, it’s hard to imagine how anything in this town could be gratis. But guess what? Every event on this list is free, and actually awesome! That’s right, we found the best concerts, free art exhibitions, comedy shows, cultural celebrations and events happening in NYC parks, so you can have the time of your life without paying a dime. Whether you’re looking for free date ideas or something to do with visiting relatives, we got you.
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Metamorph returns for yet another edition of its immersive party series—this time taking place at the intimate new venue, Tilt—with a lineup of top local musicians. No-Tech co-founder Ciarra Black and Brooklyn resident and modular technician-musician Antenes both return to deliver their usual pristine DJ sets. Featured in the documentary I Dream of Wires, Antenes uses self-built sequencers and synths in all of her tracks, creating one-of-a-kind unique sounds augmented in her curation of "acid-laced techno, shimmering electro and beyond." Support comes from Metamorph resident Church Van.