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, Jul 14, 2024

  • Marine Park Alliance Presents: Just for Kids - Summertime Sillies
    FREE Concerts
    Marine Park Alliance Presents: Just For Kids - Summertime Sillies
    July 14 - July 15 @ 11am - 12am

    Playground 278, Fillmore Ave/Burnett St, Brooklyn, NY 11229

    Magician Looney Louie shows off his outlandish magic tricks that are sure to leave you rolling in laughter!
  • Thrift’n w/ JoycheLLa & Frens
    FREE
    Thrift’N W/ Joychella & Frens
    July 14 @ 12pm - 6pm

    994 Bergen St, 994 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216

    Come join us for a fun day of thrifting with JoycheLLa and friends! First 15 ppl will receive a tote bag w/ goodies upon purchase .
  • Euro 2024 & Copa America 2024 FINALS Live Watch Party - Astoria, NY
    FREE
    Euro 2024 & Copa America 2024 Finals Live Watch Party - Astoria, Ny
    July 14 @ 12pm - 11:30pm

    Sissy McGinty's, 2567 Steinway Street, Queens, NY 11103

    Join Us Sunday July 14th For Euros 2024 & Copa America 2024 Finals Live Watch Party at Sissy McGinty's Astoria, NY Euro 2024 Finals at 3pm With Live Audio ...
  • Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Sundays
    FREE Food & Drink
    Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Sundays
    July 14 @ 1pm - 6pm. 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 ...
  • Euro 2024 Finals Watch Party
    FREE
    Euro 2024 Finals Watch Party
    July 14 @ 1pm - 6pm

    The Rabbit Hole Astoria, 38-04 Broadway, Queens, NY 11103

    Euro Final Watch Party at the Rabbit Hole Come join us at The Rabbit Hole Astoria for an epic watch party as we cheer on our country in the Euro Final! Grab ...

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TOMORROW - Monday, Jul 15, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    July 15 @ 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 ...
  • Paw Play Days at Hudson Yards with REÁL MESA and Mercado Little Spain
    FREE
    Paw Play Days At Hudson Yards With ReÁL Mesa And Mercado Little Spain
    July 15 @ 6pm - 8pm

    Hudson Yards Public Square and Gardens, Hudson Boulevard East, New York, NY 10001

    Welcome to Paw Play Days at Hudson Yards - A Wellness Celebration with REÁL MESA Pet Food and Mercado Little Spain! Join us pre-sunset for fun activities for ...
  • NYC Speed Dating (30-42 age group) @ shuffle.dating
    FREE
    Nyc Speed Dating (30-42 Age Group) @ Shuffle.Dating
    July 15 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Vineapple, 71 Pineapple Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Are you single? Sign up and get a date with Shuffle Dating! It's like speed-dating except the entire event is run thru your phone with direct personalized ...
  • NYC Speed Dating (29-39 age group) @ shuffle.dating
    FREE
    Nyc Speed Dating (29-39 Age Group) @ Shuffle.Dating
    July 15 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Fiction Bar/Cafe, 308 Hooper Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Are you single? Sign up and get a date with Shuffle Dating! It's like speed-dating except the entire event is run thru your phone with direct personalized ...
  • ALIGNED Real Estate Investors NYC Rooftop Mixer Networking Meetup REIA
    FREE
    Aligned Real Estate Investors Nyc Rooftop Mixer Networking Meetup Reia
    July 15 @ 6:30pm - 9pm

    Monarch Rooftop, 71 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001

    Mark your calendar for the Monday July 15th at 6:30PM-9PM. If you have anyone you like, make sure they come too and register here in time. *Registration will ...

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024

  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Outdoor Fitness
    Forest Fitness
    July 16 @ 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
    July 16 @ 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
    July 16 @ 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
    July 16 @ 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 ...
  • Payroll 101: How Do I Pay My Crew? (Film, TV, Streaming)
    FREE
    Payroll 101: How Do I Pay My Crew? (Film, Tv, Streaming)
    July 16 @ 10am - 11am

    Media Services NY, 36 West 20th Street 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011

    Welcome to Payroll 101: How Do I Pay My Crew? (Film, TV, Streaming) event! Join Anthony López, VP of Sales - Independent Film/TV/Streaming, on Tue Jul 16 2024 ...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays
    July 17 @ 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
    July 17 @ 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
    July 17 @ 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
    July 17 @ 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!
  • Summer Arts Experience
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Summer Arts Experience
    July 17 @ 10am - 2pm

    Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center, 670 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

    Join us this summer for our free summer arts experience! This program aims to inspire youth ages 6-13 to learn and create in an artistic way! We will be ...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2024

  • Central Astoria LDC 2024 Concert Series at Astoria Park
    FREE Concerts
    Central Astoria Ldc 2024 Concert Series At Astoria Park
    July 18 - July 19 @ 7:30am - 12am

    Astoria Park Lawn, Q3HG+76 New York, NY

    Save the Date! Join us for the Central Astoria LDC 2024 Concert Series at Astoria Park! Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable summer of music, ...
  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Outdoor Fitness
    Forest Fitness
    July 18 @ 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
    July 18 @ 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
    July 18 @ 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 ...
  • Summer Arts Experience
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Summer Arts Experience
    July 18 @ 10am - 2pm

    Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center, 670 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

    Join us this summer for our free summer arts experience! This program aims to inspire youth ages 6-13 to learn and create in an artistic way! We will be ...

Friday, Jul 19, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    July 19 @ 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
    July 19 @ 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
    July 19 @ 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!
  • Summer Arts Experience
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Summer Arts Experience
    July 19 @ 10am - 2pm

    Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center, 670 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

    Join us this summer for our free summer arts experience! This program aims to inspire youth ages 6-13 to learn and create in an artistic way! We will be ...
  • SSE: Pomonok Playground
    FREE Fitness
    Sse: Pomonok Playground
    July 19 @ 10am - 6pm

    Basketball Court, Kissena Bl/Queens College, Queens, NY 11367

    The Summer Sports Experience season has begun! Join us for free sports instruction and competition. Activities include sports, games, demonstrations, and more.

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Saturday, Jul 20, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    July 20 @ 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 - ...
  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Outdoor Fitness
    Forest Fitness
    July 20 @ 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
    July 20 @ 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 ...
  • Zumba
    FREE Dance
    Zumba
    July 20 @ 9am - 10am

    Faber Skate Park, Faber Park, Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10302

    Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, ...
  • Zumba
    FREE Fitness
    Zumba
    July 20 @ 9am - 10am

    Gymnasium (Court), 131-11 Fowler Ave, Queens, NY 11355

    Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, ...

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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