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, free concerts and free things to do in New York for adults, families and couples. We’ve put together NYC Free Events Calendar with the best Free Things To Do in NYC: free concerts (classical, jazz, pop, rock, opera) indoor and outdoor, 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 - Sunday, Jun 23, 2024

  • International Girls Ensemble
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    International Girls Ensemble
    June 23 @ 10am - 11am

    Socrates Sculpture Park, 31-30 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106

    INTERNATIONAL GIRLS ENSEMBLESundays, June 2 – 30, 202410 – 11 AM*For day-of cancellation announcements due to rain or extreme heat, please visit Instagram ...
  • Dance to the Beat!
    FREE Dance
    Dance To The Beat!
    June 23 @ 10am - 10:45am

    Multi-Use Room, 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467

    A dance fitness class that will not only raise your heart rate- but your spirits as well! Come “leap to the beat” and enjoy the benefits of working out while ...
  • Rachelle' 50th Kareoke Dinner Party Bash
    FREE
    Rachelle' 50th Kareoke Dinner Party Bash
    June 23 @ 10am - 8:30pm

    K. Pacho, 1270 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY 11040

    Come celebrate with Rachelle for her 50th year around the sun with Food, drinks, and singing at KPACHO RESTURANT
  • One Love Fest
    FREE
    One Love Fest
    June 23 @ 11am - 7pm

    Prospect Park Boathouse + Audubon Center, 101 East Drive, Brooklyn, NY 11225

    ♫ One Love, One Heart! Let's get together and a-feel alright ♫ Spread Love, the Brooklyn Way! Pull up with your friends + family + neighbors for a day filled ...
  • Total Body Feteness®
    FREE Fitness
    Total Body Feteness®
    June 23 @ 11am - 11:45am

    Fit4Dance NYC, 21 Snyder Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

    This class will provide a total body workout for all fitness levels using body weight as resistance.

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TOMORROW - Monday, Jun 24, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    June 24 @ 8am - 6pm. 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 ...
  • Cardio Sculpt
    FREE Fitness
    Cardio Sculpt
    June 24 @ 9am - 10am

    Athletic Courts, 42-93 Skillman Ave, Queens, NY 11104

    This cardio workout consists of functional movement exercises designed to make daily activities easier to perform. Meet at the athletic courts.
  • Line Dancing Aerobics
    FREE Dance
    Line Dancing Aerobics
    June 24 @ 9am - 11am

    Handball Court, 2133 Strauss St, Brooklyn, NY 11212

    The line dance incorporates low impact dances that are very easy to learn and enjoy!
  • STRONG Nation®
    FREE Fitness
    Strong Nation®
    June 24 @ 9:15am - 10:15am

    New Settlement Community Center, 1504 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY 10452

    STRONG Nation® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to ...
  • Yoga en Español (Yoga in Spanish)
    FREE Fitness
    Yoga En EspañOl (Yoga In Spanish)
    June 24 @ 10am - 11am

    New York Public Library - Morningside Heights Branch, 2906 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

    Conéctate, equilibra y desafíate con Yoga en español. Esta clase de Vinyasa Yoga incluye flujos de intensidad media que te llevarán desde el saludo al sol ...

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024

  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Outdoor Fitness
    Forest Fitness
    June 25 @ 7:30am - 8:30am

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

    Join us for a free, year-round “Fitness at the Fort” exercise program on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!This fitness class incorporates climbing multiple ...
  • Fancy Foods 5K Walk
    FREE
    Fancy Foods 5k Walk
    June 25 @ 8am - 9am

    Pier 78 at Hudson River Park, 455 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

    Come and join us un a beautiful 5K Walk as an amazing way to start your day! Enjoy the scenic views along the Hudson River while making new friends! Don't miss ...
  • Total Body Fitness
    FREE Fitness
    Total Body Fitness
    June 25 @ 8am - 9am

    Gymnasium, 1260 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    This fun low-impact full-body workout includes cardio, strength and balance exercises to improve your overall fitness.
  • Senior Cardio Sculpt
    FREE Fitness
    Senior Cardio Sculpt
    June 25 @ 9am - 10am

    Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St, Queens, NY 11104

    This low impact cardio workout consists of functional movement exercises designed to make daily activities easier to perform. Participants must be 60+ to ...
  • James McCune Smith Pre-K Graduation
    FREE
    James Mccune Smith Pre-K Graduation
    June 25 @ 9am - 10:30am

    2589 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, 2589 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10039

    Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our P.S. 200 Pre-K students as they move on to their next chapter of Kindergarten!

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays
    June 26 @ 8am - 6pm. 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 ...
  • Yoga
    FREE Fitness
    Yoga
    June 26 @ 8:30am - 9:30am

    Garibaldi Plaza, 8 Washington Square N, New York, NY 10003

    Move, stretch, and start your morning off right with this open-level vinyasa class. Please bring your own yoga mat, and we recommend a bottle of water and ...
  • Cardio Sculpt
    FREE Fitness
    Cardio Sculpt
    June 26 @ 9am - 10am

    Athletic Courts, 42-93 Skillman Ave, Queens, NY 11104

    This cardio workout consists of functional movement exercises designed to make daily activities easier to perform. Meet at the athletic courts.
  • Line Dancing Aerobics
    FREE Dance
    Line Dancing Aerobics
    June 26 @ 9am - 11am

    Handball Court, 2133 Strauss St, Brooklyn, NY 11212

    The line dance incorporates low impact dances that are very easy to learn and enjoy!
  • AIS Girls night
    FREE
    Ais Girls Night
    June 26 @ 10am - 12pm

    New York, New York, New York, NY

    AIS Girls night Welcome to our Girls night, organized by AIS! Get ready for a fun evening filled with laughter, games, and girl talk. It's a great opportunity ...

Thursday, Jun 27, 2024

  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Outdoor Fitness
    Forest Fitness
    June 27 @ 7:30am - 8:30am

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

    Join us for a free, year-round “Fitness at the Fort” exercise program on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!This fitness class incorporates climbing multiple ...
  • Total Body Fitness
    FREE Fitness
    Total Body Fitness
    June 27 @ 8am - 9am

    Gymnasium, 1260 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    This fun low-impact full-body workout includes cardio, strength and balance exercises to improve your overall fitness.
  • bodyART
    FREE Fitness
    Bodyart
    June 27 @ 8:30am - 9:30am

    Garibaldi Plaza, 8 Washington Square N, New York, NY 10003

    bodyART is a PTBT (physical therapy based training) movement experience. Break a sweat and be gentle on your joints as we explore joyful movement. Please bring ...
  • TOON Square
    FREE
    Toon Square
    June 27 @ 9am - 12pm

    West 43rd Street & 7th Avenue, West 43rd Street & 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

    TOON Square is a free, public event hosted outdoors in Times Square. Meet your fellow comic enthusiasts, get a signature from your favorite WEBTOON Creator, ...
  • BPC COMMUNITY FIELD DAY
    FREE
    Bpc Community Field Day
    June 27 @ 10am - 2pm

    Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, River Terrace & Murray Street, New York, NY 10282

    School’s out for the summer! Celebrate at Community Field Day in Rockefeller Park. Families are invited to join us for the ultimate obstacle course crush! ...

Friday, Jun 28, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    June 28 @ 8am - 6pm. 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 ...
  • Cardio Sculpt
    FREE Fitness
    Cardio Sculpt
    June 28 @ 9am - 10am

    Athletic Courts, 42-93 Skillman Ave, Queens, NY 11104

    This cardio workout consists of functional movement exercises designed to make daily activities easier to perform. Meet at the athletic courts.
  • Line Dancing Aerobics
    FREE Dance
    Line Dancing Aerobics
    June 28 @ 9am - 11am

    Handball Court, 2133 Strauss St, Brooklyn, NY 11212

    The line dance incorporates low impact dances that are very easy to learn and enjoy!
  • Health is Wealth Fair 2024
    FREE
    Health Is Wealth Fair 2024
    June 28 @ 11am - 3pm

    110 Moore St, 110 Moore Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

    Welcome to the Health is Wealth Fair 2024! Come join us for a day filled with wellness activities, health screenings, and zumba. Explore booths offering ...
  • The Glenwood Giggles Improv Show
    FREE
    The Glenwood Giggles Improv Show
    June 28 @ 1pm - 3pm

    New York City Housing Authority Glenwood Senior Center, 5701 Avenue H, Brooklyn, NY 11234

    The Brooklyn Arts Council present an afternoon of laughs featuring members of the Glenwood Senior Center.

WEEKEND

Saturday, Jun 29, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    June 29 @ 8am - 6pm. 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 - ...
  • Riverside Park Birding Club
    FREE Birding
    Riverside Park Birding Club
    June 29 @ 8am - 9:30am

    116th Street and Riverside Drive, Riverside Dr/w 116 St, New York, NY 10027

    Monthly walks through birding hotspots in Riverside Park, led by Riverside Park Conservancy Field Staff. Learn and build a birding community! Open to birders ...
  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Outdoor Fitness
    Forest Fitness
    June 29 @ 8:30am - 9:30am

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

    Join us for a free, year-round “Fitness at the Fort” exercise program on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!This fitness class incorporates climbing multiple ...
  • Yoga in the Garden at Orchard Alley
    FREE Nature
    Yoga In The Garden At Orchard Alley
    June 29 @ 9am - 10am

    Orchard Alley, 223 Ave. C, New York, NY 10009

    Are you ready to rejuvenate your body and mind amidst the beauty of nature? Join us for an invigorating outdoor yoga session in the serene embrace of the ...
  • Art of Healing: Harlem Festival 2024
    FREE
    Art Of Healing: Harlem Festival 2024
    June 29 @ 9am - 5pm

    Bethel Gospel Assembly, 2-26 East 120th Street, New York, NY 10035

    Volunteers Needed Three Volunteer Shifts // Perfect for Youth Groups, Community Organizers, and Churches Join us as we remember victims and survivors of gun ...

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, Concerts and things to do 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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