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 - Friday, Oct 7, 2022

  • Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    October 7 @ 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 ...
  • Movement & Music
    FREE Dance
    Movement & Music
    October 7 @ 3pm - 5pm

    Kids Playground - Large, 8 Washington Square N, New York, NY 10003

    Calling all Washington Square Park kids! Join Miss Debbie for an afternoon of dancing and movement in the large playground. Get your body moving to ...
  • Concert: The Art Baron All Stars
    FREE Concerts
    Concert: The Art Baron All Stars
    October 7 @ 3pm - 4:30pm

    Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 228 W 60th St, West New York, NY 07093

    Master trombonist Art Baron has led a long and varied career. Soon after completing studies at Berklee College of Music, he made a notable appearance on Stevie ...
  • CARIBBEAN BRUNCH FRIDAYS - SOHO PARK #TIMESSQUARE
    FREE
    Caribbean Brunch Fridays - Soho Park #Timessquare
    October 7 @ 4pm - 11:30pm

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

    Friday, October 7th, 2022CARIBBEAN BRUNCH FRIDAYS - SOHO PARKNYC's Only Friday Night Caribbean Brunch [email protected] PARK - MIDTOWN'S HOTTEST NEW VENUE
  • Silent Disco Night: Disco En El Carnaval
    FREE
    Silent Disco Night: Disco En El Carnaval
    October 7 @ 4pm - 7pm

    Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue at West 173rd Street, New York, NY 10033

    Join us at Highbridge Recreation Center for a Silent Disco Night dance party featuring carnival games and art with Susana. Bring your friends and family! ...

WEEKEND

TOMORROW - Saturday, Oct 8, 2022

  • Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    October 8 @ 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 - ...
  • Free Wine Tasting at Astor Wines
    FREE Food & Drink
    Free Wine Tasting At Astor Wines
    October 8 @ 3pm - 6pm. 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 ...
  • International Circle Saturdays @ Kimoto Rooftop
    FREE Party & Nightlife
    International Circle Saturdays @ Kimoto Rooftop
    October 8 - October 9 @ 10pm - 4am. Weekly - Saturdays

    Kimoto Rooftop Restaurant & Garden Lounge, 228 Duffield St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Experience The Hottest Afro Caribbean Weekly Dance Party In New York, Nyc Hottest Caribbean African Djs On Rotation, 100% Musical Satisfaction Guaranteed. ...
  • Certified Saturdays Party @ Katra Lounge
    FREE Party & Nightlife
    Certified Saturdays Party @ Katra Lounge
    October 8 - October 9 @ 11pm - 4am. Weekly - Saturdays

    Katra, 217 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

    Lounge Event in New york city: 2 floors of music. Main floor featurin the best hip-hop and Top 40 djs in the business. Ladies Free Before 12 WRSVP. Bottle ...

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

  • Waterfront Walks
    FREE Education
    Waterfront Walks
    October 9 @ 10:30am - 11:30am

    Pier 1 Entrance, Brooklyn Bridge, Bridge Park Drive, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents on a free tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s sustainable design, ...
  • The Nickelodeon Big Nate Bus Tour is rolling into New York!
    FREE
    The Nickelodeon Big Nate Bus Tour Is Rolling Into New York!
    October 9 @ 11am - 3pm

    Domino Park, 15 River St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

    The Nickelodeon Big Nate Bus Tour is coming to Brooklyn for a family-friendly event so big, it’d be worth skipping school to attend (even though you won’t have ...
  • Discovery Hike: Urban Forest
    FREE Nature
    Discovery Hike: Urban Forest
    October 9 @ 11am - 12pm

    Palisade Avenue and Spaulding Lane, 1 Spaulding Ln, The Bronx, NY 10471

    Join the Urban Park Rangers as they guide you through the city’s very own forest. Learn about the importance and benefits of trees in urban areas in this ...
  • GAPP turns 50 | Block Party on Irving Place
    FREE
    Gapp Turns 50 | Block Party On Irving Place
    October 9 @ 11:30am - 5pm

    Goethe-Institut New York, 30 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

    LIVE ON STAGE: 11:30am Welcome 12:00pm Galli Theater 01:00pm Ami Warning & Band 01:45pm German School NYC Kids 02:00pm German School BrooklynBand 02:30pm ...
  • The Sunday Serenade by Najah Lewis
    FREE
    The Sunday Serenade By Najah Lewis
    October 9 @ 12pm - 2pm

    Moxy East Village, 112 E 11th St Moxy East Village, New York, NY 10003

    Come listen to the sweet sounds of Najah Lewis on Sunday morning. She’ll lift your mood as you sip coffee at Café D’Avignon or linger in the lobby.

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Monday, Oct 10, 2022

  • Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    October 10 @ 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 ...
  • Tour of The Battery
    FREE History
    Tour Of The Battery
    October 10 @ 10am - 11am

    Netherland Monument, Battery Park Battery Pl. &, State St, New York, NY 10004

    Tour New York's historic birthplace park with an expert guide! RSVP is required; find more information and register on Eventbrite.
  • Rockaway Fall Festival
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Rockaway Fall Festival
    October 10 @ 12pm - 4pm

    Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive, 32-1 Beach Channel Dr, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

    Join us for a fun-filled family day of adventures! The Rockaway Fall Festival is scheduled to kick off Monday, October 10. There will be a host of activities ...
  • Free MPRE Books + Free Drinks, by BARBRI!
    FREE
    Free Mpre Books + Free Drinks, By Barbri!
    October 10 @ 4pm - 7pm

    Triona's, 237 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012

    Come meet BARBRI at Triona’s for happy hour (237 Sullivan St.) after class on Monday, 10/10 from 4pm - 7pm! Stop by to: * Pick up a FREE MPRE book, * Pick up a ...
  • Eat, Drink, Network: Asia's Got Talent!
    FREE
    Eat, Drink, Network: Asia's Got Talent!
    October 10 @ 4pm - 6pm

    265 W 37th St 17th floor, 265 West 37th Street #17th floor, New York, NY 10018

    Come and meet other hiring leaders in New York City’s tech start-up scene! Food and refreshments will be provided by National University of Singapore (NUS) ...

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022

  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Nature
    Forest Fitness
    October 11 @ 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 ...
  • Adult & Senior Movement
    FREE Dance
    Adult & Senior Movement
    October 11 @ 9:30am - 10:30am

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

    On Tuesday mornings from 9:30am-10:30am join Dances for a Variable Population for a FREE Adult Movement Class in Garibaldi Plaza! Classes will be held every ...
  • Cardio Dance
    FREE Dance
    Cardio Dance
    October 11 @ 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.
  • Milano Wine Week | New York City | Ott 11-12, 2022
    FREE
    Milano Wine Week | New York City | Ott 11-12, 2022
    October 11 - October 12 @ 10:30am - 5pm

    Gattopardo Restaurant, 13-15 W 54th St, New York City, NY 10019

    Milano Wine Week is an interactive event based in Milano and live-streamed all over the world. Masterclasses will be featuring wine from all over Italy ...
  • Chair Yoga
    FREE Festivals
    Chair Yoga
    October 11 @ 11am - 12pm

    Castle Hill Senior Center (NYCHA), Roxanne Reid Memorial Garden, 625 Castle Hill Ave, The Bronx, NY 10473

    This class provides a seated flow that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints.

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022

  • Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays
    October 12 @ 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 ...
  • From Freight to Flowers: A Seated Conversation on the High Line
    FREE History
    From Freight To Flowers: A Seated Conversation On The High Line
    October 12 @ 10:30am - 12pm

    22nd Street Seating Steps, 511 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011

    Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Join us for a free conversation led by High Line docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you ...
  • McCarren Park Community Cleanup
    FREE
    Mccarren Park Community Cleanup
    October 12 @ 11:59am - 1:29pm

    Parkhouse, 855 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    Join us for what will be a great way to make McCarren look pristine! We will provide trash grabbers, gloves and bags. We will meet at the back of the Parkhouse ...
  • Stars at Noon: Volunteer Screening
    FREE
    Stars At Noon: Volunteer Screening
    October 12 @ 1pm - 3pm

    Film at Lincoln Center - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023

    Volunteer Screening of Stars at Noon
  • Art in the Park
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Art In The Park
    October 12 @ 3pm - 5pm

    Kids Playground - Large, 8 Washington Square N, New York, NY 10003

    Let your creativity flow at Art in the Park! Every Wednesday afternoon, head to the Large Playground and find Miss Debbie with a variety of craft projects and ...

Thursday, Oct 13, 2022

  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Nature
    Forest Fitness
    October 13 @ 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
    October 13 @ 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.
  • Lalo-palooza in the Park
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Lalo-Palooza In The Park
    October 13 @ 10am - 11:30am

    Washington Park, 298 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    During this music series, families can enjoy performances from award-winning children's performer Suzi Shelton, coloring and craft activities with Lalo, and ...
  • Tour of The Battery
    FREE History
    Tour Of The Battery
    October 13 @ 12pm - 1pm

    Netherland Monument, Battery Park Battery Pl. &, State St, New York, NY 10004

    Tour New York's historic birthplace park with an expert guide! RSVP is required; find more information and register on Eventbrite.
  • Tour of The Battery Urban Farm
    FREE Nature
    Tour Of The Battery Urban Farm
    October 13 @ 1pm - 2pm

    Battery Urban Farm, State St/Bridge St, New York, NY 10004

    Take a tour of The Battery Urban Farm and learn more about how we grow produce in the heart of downtown New York City. RSVP is required; find more information ...

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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