NYC is the greatest city in the world - the glitz and glamour leave us in awe, but we still can’t bring ourselves to pay double digits for a concert or show. There’s no reason to panic, because there are still hundreds of fun free events and free things to do in New York. We’ve put together NYC Free Events Calendar with the best Free Things To Do in NYC: free concerts (classical, jazz, pop, rock, opera), comedy shows, NYC Free Museums (free museum days, art exhibitions & galleries), free and cheap party and nightlife activities to do right now, today, tomorrow, every week day and on the weekend - in all NYC boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens & the Bronx.

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TODAY - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

  • Fujifilm X | GFX Check & Clean Day
    FREE
    Fujifilm X | Gfx Check & Clean Day
    January 31 @ 10am - 4pm

    Foto Care, 41 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010

    FUJIFILM CHECK & CLEAN + DEMO DAY SERVICE: Bring your Fujifilm camera in for a complimentary service by one of our certified service team members. DEMO ...
  • Warm Up to Win
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Warm Up To Win
    January 31 @ 12pm - 6pm

    Herald Square, Herald Square, New York, New York 10001

    Visit St. Pete/Clearwater is bringing the Florida heat to New York City to celebrate the launch of their “Warm Up To Win” sweepstakes which will give one lucky ...
  • Just Come! Free Brooklyn Comedy
    FREE Comedy
    Just Come! Free Brooklyn Comedy
    January 31 @ 3:30pm - 5pm. Weekly

    The Graham, 151 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206

    A rip-roaring evening of jokes, music, and banter with some of NYC's most celebrated performers in an intimate Brooklyn bar backroom. Every Tuesday at The ...
  • Shifting Your Music into a Career: Author Talk with Anthony Obas
    FREE
    Shifting Your Music Into A Career: Author Talk With Anthony Obas
    January 31 @ 4:30pm - 6pm

    Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street, New York, NY 10014

    Everyone has a passion that they want to monetize off, but where does it start? It starts when one shifts their mindset into believing that they can make money ...
  • Film Screening: Touch of Evil
    FREE
    Film Screening: Touch Of Evil
    January 31 @ 5pm - 7pm

    NYPL - Ottendorfer, 135 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

    Join us in person for our screenings of great movies that did not win an Oscar or even get a nomination. Touch of Evil (1958) Critics really did not get this ...

TOMORROW - Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023

  • Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays
    February 1 @ 7am - 5pm. Weekly

    17th Street and Union Square West, New York, New York 10003

    Open Wednesdays year-round on North and West sides of Union Square Park - the world-famous Union Square Greenmarket. Cooking demonstrations take place at the ...
  • Learn To Draw
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Learn To Draw
    February 1 @ 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Poe Park Visitor Center, 2640 Grand Concourse, The Bronx, NY 10458

    Participants are welcome to explore the arts through the medium of drawing
  • Savage Comedy Show
    FREE Comedy
    Savage Comedy Show
    February 1 - April 26 @ 3pm - 6pm. Weekly

    Logan's Run, 375a 5th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

    Savage Comedy is every Wednesday night at Logan's Run in Park Slope. Named one of the Best Comedy Shows in Brooklyn by Vulture and Splitsider. Enjoy some of ...
  • "CARIBBEAN CITY" AFTERWORK WEDNESDAY'S
    FREE
    "Caribbean City" Afterwork Wednesday's
    February 1 @ 5pm - 11pm

    Rebel, 29 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

    📣📣📣 EACH & EVERY WEDNESDAY WE BRING THE ISLANDS TO YOU!!! COME EAT, DRINK, DINE, & UNWIND AND GET YOUR MIDWEEK FIX ON AT THE HOTTEST CARIBBEAN ...
  • An Indie Press Pétanque Party
    FREE
    An Indie Press PéTanque Party
    February 1 @ 5pm - 9pm

    Carreau Club, 68 34th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

    Over the past couple years of getting involved in the publishing community we have noticed that there’s rarely opportunities for presses to interact with each ...

Thursday, Feb 2, 2023

  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Nature
    Forest Fitness
    February 2 @ 7:30am - 8:30am

    Margaret Corbin Circle, Fort Washington Ave/Cabrini Blvd, New York, NY 10040

    Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust for a free, year-round “Fitness at the Fort” exercise program on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays! This regular fitness class ...
  • Cardio Dance
    FREE Dance
    Cardio Dance
    February 2 @ 10am - 11am

    Dance Room, 430 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001

    A fusion of Hip Hop, R&B, Afro beats and dance cardio that promotes self-love and body confidence, using easy-to-follow moves.
  • NYU Spring Welcome with MUJI
    FREE
    Nyu Spring Welcome With Muji
    February 2 @ 4pm - 8pm

    MUJI Cooper Square, 52 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

    Hosted in partnership with NYU's Center for Student Life, gear up for all the essentials you need for finals week and celebrate the end of the semester. Join ...
  • CARIBBEAN BRUNCH THURSDAYS - SOHO PARK #TIMESSQUARE
    FREE
    Caribbean Brunch Thursdays - Soho Park #Timessquare
    February 2 @ 4pm - 11:30pm

    SoHo Park, 832 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

    Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 CARIBBEAN BRUNCH THURSDAYS - SOHO PARK NYC's Only Thursday Night Caribbean Brunch Party @ SOHO PARK - MIDTOWN'S HOTTEST NEW VENUE ...
  • Sojourner Truth School Special Screening of Defining US Documentary
    FREE
    Sojourner Truth School Special Screening Of Defining Us Documentary
    February 2 @ 4:30pm - 7pm

    Sojourner Truth PS/MS 149, 41 West 117th Street, New York, NY 10026

    Students and teachers inside of the Nation's largest school systems share the untold story of why we need to acknowledge, discuss, and validate concerns about ...

Friday, Feb 3, 2023

  • Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    February 3 @ 7am - 5pm. Weekly

    17th Street and Union Square West, New York, New York 10003

    Open Fridays year-round on North and West sides of Union Square Park. Located in one of New York City's great public spaces, the atmosphere at Union Square on ...
  • Drawing
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Drawing
    February 3 @ 11am - 12:30pm

    Poe Park Visitor Center, 2640 Grand Concourse, The Bronx, NY 10458

    Participants are welcome to explore the art through the medium of painting
  • Tango with Sergio
    FREE Dance
    Tango With Sergio
    February 3 @ 11:30am - 1pm

    Multi-Use Room B, 2175 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10302

    Join NYC Parks in a series of Argentine Tango classes presented by Sergio Segura. All levels are welcome to attend the class. Bring Comfortable clothes and ...
  • Uye Surana Lingerie - Valentine's Day VIP Shop
    FREE
    Uye Surana Lingerie - Valentine's Day Vip Shop
    February 3 @ 4pm - 8pm

    Uye Surana Lingerie, 373 Broadway #F2 #F2 (6th Floor), New York, NY 10013

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner ❤️ Come visit U.S. at our NYC Studio Shop and find something special for the occasion & beyond! Come try our most ...
  • Community Baby Shower
    FREE
    Community Baby Shower
    February 3 @ 4pm - 7pm

    Betances Health Center, 280 Henry Street, New York, NY 10002

    This event is open to all expectant and New Moms with babies 6 months and under There will be free gifts, a tour of our facility, resource information, and ...

WEEKEND

Saturday, Feb 4, 2023

  • Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    February 4 @ 7am - 5pm. Weekly

    17th Street and Union Square West, New York, New York 10003

    Open Saturdays year-round on North and West sides of Union Square Park - the world-famous Union Square Greenmarket. Beer & Spirits of New York Pop-up March - ...
  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Nature
    Forest Fitness
    February 4 @ 8:30am - 9:30am

    Margaret Corbin Circle, Fort Washington Ave/Cabrini Blvd, New York, NY 10040

    Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust for a free, year-round “Fitness at the Fort” exercise program on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays! This regular fitness class ...
  • Blinks 1-Day Mini Game Jam 2023
    FREE
    Blinks 1-Day Mini Game Jam 2023
    February 4 @ 9am - 9pm

    NYDesigns, 29-10 Thomson Avenue #7th floor, Queens, NY 11101

    Welcome to the first Blinks mini game jam hosted by Move38 at LaGuardia Community College in NYC. This mini-jam is special because it is a 1-day, in-person ...
  • Zumba
    FREE Dance
    Zumba
    February 4 @ 10am - 11am

    Dance Room, 1260 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, ...
  • Bklyn Indoor Block Party with Summer Camp Fair at City Point Brooklyn
    FREE
    Bklyn Indoor Block Party With Summer Camp Fair At City Point Brooklyn
    February 4 @ 11am - 3pm

    City Point Shopping Center, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Free fun activities including bouncy house sponsored by BASIS Independent Brooklyn , Lego building, arts & crafts, ceramics, chess, soccer & basketball ...

Sunday, Feb 5, 2023

  • Underground NYC Tour (AKA Empire Beneath The Streets Group Tour)
    FREE
    Underground Nyc Tour (Aka Empire Beneath The Streets Group Tour)
    February 5 @ 10am - 1pm

    Starbucks, 38 Park Row #4, New York, NY

    *TO ATTEND GET TICKETS AT - [hidden] (*Must purchase in advance. This tour sells out quickly so don't wait.) It's right under your feet, you probably ride it ...
  • March Free Sailing Seminar Day-3 of 3 Hands On Sailing Experts/Beginners
10-5pm
    FREE
    March Free Sailing Seminar Day-3 Of 3 Hands On Sailing Experts/Beginners 10-5pm
    February 5 @ 10am - 5pm

    Flushing Meadows Corona Park Kayak/Canoe Launch, Marina Rd, Corona, NY

    10am - 5pm UPDATE: Due to the fact that I much rather go sailing then maintain the boats. Were going to change the schedule a bit. From now on saturdays Bd ...
  • High Line Social Stroll (50s & Over)
    FREE
    High Line Social Stroll (50s & Over)
    February 5 @ 12pm - 1:30pm

    Shake Shack Meatpacking District, 820 Washington St, New York, NY

    *To Attend Get Tickets At - [hidden] (*First 5 save $5 by using discount code "5" at checkout. Just an RSVP will not hold your spot. Need to get ticket. ...
  • Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Sundays
    FREE Food & Drink
    Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Sundays
    February 5 @ 12pm - 5pm. Weekly - Sundays

    Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th Street, New York, New York 11249

    Free Brooklyn Brewery Tours Sundays every half hour - See INFO below. You'll find there's more to our tours than a couple shiny tanks and some hop jokes. We ...
  • Aquarius Season - Bottomless Brunch & Day Party
    FREE
    Aquarius Season - Bottomless Brunch & Day Party
    February 5 @ 12pm - 8pm

    Krab Queenz Harlem, 100 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

    It’s Aquarius Season come out and brunch and party with friends and family. For custom/personalized flyers please email organizer [hidden] Hookah Available ...

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Monday, Feb 6, 2023

  • Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    February 6 @ 7am - 5pm. Weekly

    17th Street and Union Square West, New York, New York 10003

    Open Mondays year-round on North and West sides of Union Square Park - the world-famous Union Square Greenmarket began with just a few farmers in 1976, has ...
  • :   LOOKING FOR  "VENUE  CONDUCTORS" to " Host a MEETUP. "
    FREE
    : Looking For "Venue Conductors" To " Host A Meetup. "
    February 6 @ 10am - 10pm

    NEW YORK CITY, ANY WHERE YOU SAY, New York, NY

    Surely you are going to be doing something active and exciting within the next few seasonal months. -- TELL US ABOUT IT AND INVITE US TO JOIN YOU. We would ...
  • Botox Party NYC
    FREE
    Botox Party Nyc
    February 6 @ 3pm - 7:30pm

    150 E 61st St, 150 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065

    Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Injector - Free Consultation and Introduction to Esthetics Procedures(Botox , Filler , PRP)
  • Anastasia Magazine New York Fashion Week. .  Opening Show.
    FREE
    Anastasia Magazine New York Fashion Week. . Opening Show.
    February 6 @ 5pm - 8pm

    851 Main St, 851 Main Street, New York, NY 10044

    Designers: @doviart.fashion @elieballeh @hausofjunon @jmckaycollection @theteresacostacollection
  • Celebrating the Life of Mikéah Ernest Jennings
    FREE
    Celebrating The Life Of MikéAh Ernest Jennings
    February 6 @ 5:30pm - 8:30pm

    Chocolate Factory Theater, 38-29 24th Street, Queens, NY 11101

    Join us to remember, celebrate, and honor the life of our dear friend, colleague, family member, and everything else person Mikéah Ernest Jennings. Let us not ...

More Free Things To Do in NYC Every Day

Besides many free events listed in our Free Events Calendar in NYC above, here are some more on-going Free NYC Events every day:

Visit Grand Central Terminal
This iconic hub is a U.S. National Historic Landmark that welcomes more than 20 million visitors annually.  42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan - grandcentralterminal.com/
Grand Central Terminal is a great first stop on any visit to New York City due to its stunning architecture and picture-worthy features. This is a great spot to do an amateur photo shoot in the city. The dining concourse at Grand Central offers a perfect taste of eclectic NYC.

See a Taping of Your Favorite Late-Night Show
A free taping of the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” at Rockefeller Center.  Rockefeller Center - nbc.com/the-tonight-show/blog/how-to-get-tickets-to-the-tonight-show-starring-jimmy-fallon/113111
People who plan a month in advance can score complimentary tickets to attend a live taping of “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” at NBC’s studio at Rockefeller Center. Each taping lasts for about 90 minutes. Nobody below the age of 16 is permitted to attend a taping. 

Attend a Free Wine Tasting
Astor Wines & Spirits routinely offers no-cost wine tastings.  399 Lafayette Street in New York, NY - astorwines.com/TastingEvents.aspx
Astor Wines & Spirits offers complimentary wine tastings on weeknights and occasional weekends. Finding out when you can enjoy some no-cost wine is as easy as checking the company's website to look for upcoming events. Tastings take place between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on weeknights.

Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral
This neo-Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral has been considered one of New York City’s most prominent landmarks ever since it was built in 1878.  5th Avenue in New York, NY - saintpatrickscathedral.org/
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a must-see spot for people making architectural pilgrimages in the city. What’s more, believers can attend daily mass and light candles at shrines throughout the cathedral. This church has hosted Pope Francis and served as the wedding location for members of prominent American dynasties like the Kennedy family.

Tour the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
This 52-acre garden offers a touch of green in the Big Apple and features 14,000 varieties of plants.  990 Washington Ave in Brooklyn, NY - bbg.org/visit/hours
Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers zero-fee admission on Friday mornings between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. from March to November. Guests can enjoy specialty gardens, plant collections and an art gallery. This is one of the best things to do if you're looking for a break from the concrete jungle that is New York.

Attend Broadway in Bryant Park
This summer series offers the public a chance to see Broadway performances outdoors.  Bryant Park - bryantpark.org/programs/broadway-in-bryant-park
Broadway in Bryant is a no-charge series that happens on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. during the summer. Each performance lasts for approximately one hour. Cast members from current and future Broadway musicals take to the stage inside the park to entertain viewers.

Visit the Bronx Zoo
The zoo offers no-cost admission on Wednesdays.  2300 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx, New York - https://bronxzoo.com/
This world-class zoo offer no-cost admission on Wednesdays. Attractions include a children's zoo, a gorilla forest, a baboon reserve, an aquatic bird house and so much more. The zoo also features rides and a 4-D theater.

Attend Stargazing on the High Line
A chance to gaze at the stars from inside beautiful High Line park.  On the High Line at Little West 12th Street - thehighline.org/activities/stargazing
Stargazing on the High Line is a great nighttime activity that offers a peek at the stars in the shadow of Manhattan’s glittering lights. The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York sets up telescopes for the public to use each Tuesday night from April through October. The event begins at dusk and ends 30 minutes before High Line closes.

Play on Brighton Beach
A public beach in Brooklyn with a boardwalk.  Off of Beach Avenue in Brooklyn
Brighton Beach is a great place to enjoy a bit of quiet paradise in the City That Never Sleeps. Visitors can enjoy some swimming and views of the Atlantic Ocean. Brighton Beach Avenue is lined with lively restaurants and markets.

Attend a Movie Trivia Night
Win complimentary drinks and have fun while answering movie-themed trivia questions.  40 Bogart Street in Brooklyn, NY - syndicatedbk.com
Enjoy a trivia night at a popular bar in Bushwick called Syndicated Bar. This lively and social event happens every other Tuesday at 8 p.m. Participants can score drinks and tickets for the movie theater located inside the bar.

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Free Admissions for Students in NYC

Besides many free events listed in our Free Events Calendar in NYC above, here are Free Things To Do for Students in NYC:

MoMa – Free Admission
Students currently enrolled full-time at the following schools receive one free admission per MoMA visit with valid college ID at the information desk. Free admission is not available to part-time students, continuing education students, alumni, or staff. The following students receive one free admission: Columbia University in the City of New York, Cooper Union, CUNY/SUNY Schools, The New School, Pratt Institute, School of Visual Arts, The Juilliard School, The New School, New York University. https://www.moma.org/visit/discounts#free-admission

Bronx Zoo – Complementary General Admission
The Bronx Zoo offers complementary General Admission to NYC undergraduate college students. Eligible students must either be: a) attending a NYC college (must show a valid college ID from an institution within the 5 boroughs of New York City; b) NYC resident, attending non-NYC college (must show valid college ID and proof of NYC residency). https://bronxzoo.com/visitor-info/faqs

The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters - Suggested Admission
For New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut students, admissions is pay as you wish. These tickets may be purchased onsite at a Museum ticket counter with valid Student ID. Who is considered a New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut student? Any enrolled student with an ID who attends school or resides in the states listed above. Suggested admission tickets include exhibitions and same-day entry at The Met Fifth Avenue (https://www.metmuseum.org/visit/met-fifth-avenue), The Met Breuer (https://www.metmuseum.org/visit/met-breuer), and The Met Cloisters (https://www.metmuseum.org/visit/met-cloisters).

El Museo del Barrio - Free Admission
Free Admissions affiliates: New York University, City University of New York, Columbia University. http://www.elmuseo.org/directions/

NY Hall of Science - Free general admission
Get free general admission to the NY Hall of Science on Fridays, 2 – 5 pm and Sundays, 10 – 11 am. https://nysci.org/visit/admission/


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