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 - Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024

  • Mundo Lingo Weekly Social
    FREE
    Mundo Lingo Weekly Social
    February 27 @ 7pm - 11:55pm

    Sweet & Vicious, 5 Spring St, New York, NY

    🍹 Happy Hour Special! Join us for happy hour drinks until 8 pm. Enjoy special prices and get into the spirit of Mundo Lingo! 100s of people from around the 🌎 ...
  • Fun Free Ticket Comedy Show Meetup!
    FREE
    Fun Free Ticket Comedy Show Meetup!
    February 27 @ 9:30pm - 11pm

    Greenwich Village Comedy Club, 99 MacDougal St, New York, NY

    ## Details Free Ticket Meetup to the Greenwich Village Comedy Club! Meetup at at the Greenwich Village Comedy Club! Top Comics from Comedy Central, Netflix, ...

TOMORROW - Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays
    February 28 @ 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 ...
  • Interval Walking Sessions
    FREE Fitness
    Interval Walking Sessions
    February 28 @ 9am - 10am

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

    Interval Walking Sessions consist of three segments: brisk, slow and a bodyweight exercise. Each segment is timed to improve cardiovascular health as well as ...
  • Line Dancing Aerobics
    FREE Dance
    Line Dancing Aerobics
    February 28 @ 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!
  • STRONG Nation®
    FREE Fitness
    Strong Nation®
    February 28 @ 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)
    February 28 @ 10am - 11am

    Queens Public Library - Corona, 3823 104th St, Flushing, NY 11368

    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 ...

Thursday, Feb 29, 2024

  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Outdoor Fitness
    Forest Fitness
    February 29 @ 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
    February 29 @ 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.
  • Total Body Fitness
    FREE Fitness
    Total Body Fitness
    February 29 @ 10:30am - 11:30am

    Brooklyn Public Library - Park Slope, 431 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    This fun low-impact full-body workout includes cardio, strength and balance exercises to improve your overall fitness.
  • STRONG Nation®
    FREE Fitness
    Strong Nation®
    February 29 @ 11am - 12pm

    Dance Room, 348 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022

    STRONG Nation® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to ...
  • Cardio Sculpt
    FREE Fitness
    Cardio Sculpt
    February 29 @ 11am - 12pm

    Queensbridge Park House, Queensbridge Park, Vernon Blvd, Queens, NY 11101

    This cardio workout consists of functional movement exercises designed to make daily activities easier to perform. Please bring a yoga mat!

Friday, Mar 1, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    March 1 @ 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 ...
  • Interval Walking Sessions
    FREE Fitness
    Interval Walking Sessions
    March 1 @ 9am - 10am

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

    Interval Walking Sessions consist of three segments: brisk, slow and a bodyweight exercise. Each segment is timed to improve cardiovascular health as well as ...
  • Line Dancing Aerobics
    FREE Dance
    Line Dancing Aerobics
    March 1 @ 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!
  • Sun-Printing-Cyanotype
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Sun-Printing-Cyanotype
    March 1 @ 11am - 12:30pm

    Multi-Use Room, 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10458

    participants will have the opportunity to create their own cyanotype. Cyanotype is one of the oldest photographic printing processes photography. Participant ...
  • Yoga
    FREE Fitness
    Yoga
    March 1 @ 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Brooklyn Public Library- Gerritsen Beach, 2808 Gerritsen Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11229

    Connect with yourself in Yoga with Nicole, a class to be enjoyed by all. Experience a fun and light-hearted, mid-intensity flow that connects breath to ...

WEEKEND

Saturday, Mar 2, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    March 2 @ 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 - ...
  • Saturday Morning Run and Coffee
    FREE
    Saturday Morning Run And Coffee
    March 2 - March 3 @ 8:45am - 11am

    15 St- Prospect Park ( F, G) Station, Prospect Park West and 15th Street (entrance to the park is across from the movie theater), Brooklyn, NY

    Come join us for a casual run in Prospect Park at 8:45 am and then have coffee etc if you like with us at Overgreen’s Cafe on Prospect Park West between 14th ...
  • Latinx Film Showcase
    FREE
    Latinx Film Showcase
    March 2 @ 12pm - 6pm

    Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center, 36 E 8th St, New York, NY

    The Latinx Project at NYU and Cinema Tropical are partnering to present an exclusive one-day film series celebrating the work of US Latinx filmmakers. The ...
  • March Saturday Gayming
    FREE
    March Saturday Gayming
    March 2 @ 1pm - 5pm

    Whole Foods Market, 450 W 33rd St, New York, NY

    Join us for a fun-filled day of board games -- party games, casual games, Eurogames, hard-core games. Feel free to bring your own games, too.
  • Free Wine Tasting at Astor Wines
    FREE Food & Drink
    Free Wine Tasting At Astor Wines
    March 2 @ 2pm - 5pm. Weekly - Saturdays

    Astor Wines & Spirits, 399 Lafayette Street, New York, New York 10003

    Astor Wines & Spirits offers free (complimentary) wine tastings on weekends and weeknights. Finding out when you can enjoy some free wine is as easy as ...

Sunday, Mar 3, 2024

  • Highbridge Recreation Center Open House Week
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Highbridge Recreation Center Open House Week
    March 3 @ 6am - 10pm

    Fitness Room, 2301 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10033

    Enjoy free fitness classes and activities at our recreation centers during Manhattan’s Open House Week!
  • Sunday 7:45am @ Murray Playground (7v7 x 90 min)
    $6
    Sunday 7:45am @ Murray Playground (7v7 X 90 Min)
    March 3 @ 8am - 9:30am

    Murray Playground, 21st and 45th road, Long Island City, NY

    Sunday 8am Kickoff @ Murray Playground - (7v7 90 min) • BRING A WHITE SHIRT AND A DARK SHIRT. NO CLEATS ALLOWED • ALL PLAYERS MUST READ and ACCEPT WAIVER BELOW ...
  • Dance to the Beat!
    FREE Dance
    Dance To The Beat!
    March 3 @ 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 ...
  • Young Ethical Explorers
    FREE
    Young Ethical Explorers
    March 3 @ 10:30am - 12:30pm

    New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, (At Central Park West), New York, NY

    Newcomers are always welcome! To join, please RSVP to Youth Programs Director Audrey Kindred at [hidden]. For more information about our youth and family ...
  • Gotham Go Group at Barnes and Noble Cafe 3rd floor, Union Square, Sundays
    FREE
    Gotham Go Group At Barnes And Noble Cafe 3rd Floor, Union Square, Sundays
    March 3 @ 11am - 2pm

    Barnes & Noble, 33 E 17th St, New York, NY

    Join us again for food, drinks and Go at the Union Square Barnes & Noble cafe, 3rd floor. Every Sunday! Please bring go boards and stones, as unlike ...

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Monday, Mar 4, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    March 4 @ 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 ...
  • Interval Walking Sessions
    FREE Fitness
    Interval Walking Sessions
    March 4 @ 9am - 10am

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

    Interval Walking Sessions consist of three segments: brisk, slow and a bodyweight exercise. Each segment is timed to improve cardiovascular health as well as ...
  • Line Dancing Aerobics
    FREE Dance
    Line Dancing Aerobics
    March 4 @ 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!
  • Yoga en Español (Yoga in Spanish)
    FREE Fitness
    Yoga En EspañOl (Yoga In Spanish)
    March 4 @ 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 ...
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    FREE
    : Looking For "Venue Conductors" To " Host A Meetup. "
    March 4 @ 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 ...

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.

In addition to NYC, check out our Boston Free Events - Boston is only 4 hours away from NYC! We feature many Free Events in Boston Calendar - find hundreds of fun free events and free things to do in Boston.

Also, see Houston Free Events and Chicago Free Events calendars.

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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