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 - Wednesday, May 29, 2024

  • Hudson Square Trivia Night & Happy Hour
    FREE
    Hudson Square Trivia Night & Happy Hour
    May 29 @ 5:30pm - 9:30pm

    SOB's, 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014

    NYC Trivia League brings a Hudson Square Trivia Night to S.O.B.’s. If you live, work, or love to hang in Hudson Square, join us at S.O.B.’s on Wednesday, May ...
  • VENDORS WANTED! | 2024 | NYC INDOOR MARKETPLACE
    FREE
    Vendors Wanted! | 2024 | Nyc Indoor Marketplace
    May 29 @ 6pm - 11:30pm

    52 Bridge St, 52 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Are you a creative business looking to get your goods out to a wider market? We have custom made BANNERS you can add your logo/brand design available @ Our ...
  • 42nd Annual Brooklyn College Undergraduate Film Festival Showcase 3  @ 6:30
    FREE
    42nd Annual Brooklyn College Undergraduate Film Festival Showcase 3 @ 6:30
    May 29 @ 6:30pm - 11pm

    Don Buchwald Theatre - Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts on the Brooklyn College campus, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210

    42nd Annual Brooklyn College Undergraduate Film Festival Showcase I @ 6:30pm will feature Faculty selects and the Craft Awards Ceremony :
  • Trivia Night: Free Event
    FREE
    Trivia Night: Free Event
    May 29 @ 7pm - 9:30pm

    Playwright Irish Pub West 35th Street, 27 West 35th Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY

    Please read carefully: This event is being hosted by Dave Cervini's newyorksocialnetwork.com ([hidden]). If you have any questions or want to know how many are ...
  • May Storytelling Night
    FREE
    May Storytelling Night
    May 29 @ 7pm - 10pm

    Artshack Cafe/ Bar, 1129 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216

    Welcome back everyone! The theme for May is Tradition. We all have traditions, whether they’re with our family members, our friends, or with ourselves. There ...

TOMORROW - Thursday, May 30, 2024

  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Outdoor Fitness
    Forest Fitness
    May 30 @ 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
    May 30 @ 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
    May 30 @ 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 ...
  • Prospect Park Stroller Walk
    FREE Nature
    Prospect Park Stroller Walk
    May 30 @ 10am - 12pm

    Audubon Center at the Boathouse, 101 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11225

    Calling all parents and caregivers with children! Join a Prospect Park Alliance Naturalist at the Prospect Park Audubon Center for a leisurely stroll along ...
  • Lunch and Learn
    FREE
    Lunch And Learn
    May 30 @ 1pm - 2:30pm

    2723 Coney Island Ave #207, 2723 Coney Island Avenue #207, Brooklyn, NY 11235

    🌟 Exclusive Opportunity for Real Estate Agents! 🌟 🍽️ Let's Lunch & Learn: Elevate Your Real Estate Game! 🍽️ Attention all talented and ambitious real ...

Friday, May 31, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    May 31 @ 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 ...
  • Stretching and Relaxation Class with Alexia
    FREE Fitness
    Stretching And Relaxation Class With Alexia
    May 31 @ 8am - 9:30am

    Handball Courts, 141 Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    Discover the perfect blend of serenity and flexibility in our stretching and relaxation class on the mat. Immerse yourself in a harmonious fusion of static ...
  • Cardio Sculpt
    FREE Fitness
    Cardio Sculpt
    May 31 @ 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
    May 31 @ 9am - 11am

    Multipurpose Room, 720 Thomas S Boyland St, Brooklyn, NY 11212

    The line dance incorporates low impact dances that are very easy to learn and enjoy!
  • Ubs Virtual Cooking: Homemade Focaccia
    May 31 @ 11am - 11:30am

    1000 Harbor Blvd, Weehawken, NJ 07086, USA

    Please register for the virtual class using your UBS email address as this is an internal event. Class will begin on time, please arrive on time. Please note: ...

WEEKEND

Saturday, Jun 1, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    June 1 @ 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 - ...
  • Stretching and Relaxation Class with Alexia
    FREE Fitness
    Stretching And Relaxation Class With Alexia
    June 1 @ 8am - 9:30am

    Handball Courts, 141 Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    Discover the perfect blend of serenity and flexibility in our stretching and relaxation class on the mat. Immerse yourself in a harmonious fusion of static ...
  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Outdoor Fitness
    Forest Fitness
    June 1 @ 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 1 @ 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 ...
  • Escape The Hustle, Find Your Flow
    FREE
    Escape The Hustle, Find Your Flow
    June 1 @ 9am - 11:30am

    Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

    Escape The Hustle, Find Your Flow. Come join us in Brooklyn for a morning of wellness and community vibes! Get ready to sweat to our signature power yoga class ...

Sunday, Jun 2, 2024

  • Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi
    FREE Fitness
    Summer On The Hudson: Tai Chi
    June 2 @ 8am - 9:30am

    Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Riverside Dr, W 89th St, New York, NY 10024

    Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels. Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen.
  • Birding, Arts and Crafts, and Gardening at Red Shed Community Garden
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Birding, Arts And Crafts, And Gardening At Red Shed Community Garden
    June 2 @ 9am - 4pm

    Red Shed Garden, 262 Skillman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Come enjoy Red Shed Community Garden for Open Garden NYC on June 2nd! The event begins with a bird walk, led by the McGolrick Bird Club, starting at Cooper ...
  • Herb Walk at Tranquility Farm
    FREE Education
    Herb Walk At Tranquility Farm
    June 2 @ 9am - 12pm

    Tranquility Farm, 659 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

    Tranquility Farm will be hosting herb walks around our garden from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Participants can see all of the medicinal and culinary herbs the garden ...
  • Live Music with Chino Pons
    FREE
    Live Music With Chino Pons
    June 2 @ 10am - 12pm

    82 Reade St, 82 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007

    Come join us for a night of energetic salsa music with the Chino Pons Salsa Quartet at 1803! Get ready to dance and groove to the Latin rhythms at this ...
  • Focus Group Private Screening: "Cow Heavy And Floral" Short Film
    FREE
    Focus Group Private Screening: "Cow Heavy And Floral" Short Film
    June 2 @ 10am - 12pm

    Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

    Focus Group Private Screening: COW HEAVY AND FLORAL Short Film The parents and filmmakers of Cow Heavy And Floral invite you to a focus group private screening ...

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Monday, Jun 3, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    June 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 4, 2024

  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Outdoor Fitness
    Forest Fitness
    June 4 @ 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 4 @ 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.
  • Launch Party - Croissants & Coffee
    FREE
    Launch Party - Croissants & Coffee
    June 4 @ 8:30am - 10am

    Her Workplace, 25 W. 39th Street 11th floor, New York, NY 10018

    Coffee. Croissants. Schmoozing. Early risers! Join us to celebrate the launch of the Schmooze website & new membership program. Enjoy 3 different premium, ...
  • Senior Cardio Sculpt
    FREE Fitness
    Senior Cardio Sculpt
    June 4 @ 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 ...
  • Dances for a Variable Population
    FREE Adaptive Programs
    Dances For A Variable Population
    June 4 @ 9:30am - 10:30am

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

    Get your body moving with fun, unique dance classes that promote strong and creative movement among adults of all ages and abilities. Join Dances for a ...

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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