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, free art exhibitions (museum, 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, Jan 20, 2019

  • BOUJEE BRUNCH every Sunday @ Yeras
    FREE Music
    Boujee Brunch Every Sunday @ Yeras
    January 20 - January 21 @ 2pm - 4am

    Yeras Restaurant Sports Bar, 86-09 northern blvd, Jackson Heights, NY, 11372

    VIVA COLOMBIA YERAS presents BOUJEE BRUNCH $35 PRE-FIX MENU 2 HOUR UNLIMTED MIMOSA 3 MOET ICE = $250.00 BEGINS: 2:00 PM ENDS: 4:00 AM Music by one of our ...
    FREE Food & Drink
    Therapy Thursdays
    January 20 - January 21 @ 5:30pm - 12am

    333 Lounge, 333 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

    "THERAPY THURSDAYS" EVERY THURSDAY AFTER WORK 5:30 PM-12AM 333 LOUNGE (333 FLATBUSH AVE) No Cover Charge with RSVP HAPPY HOUR $5 Drink Specials NY's hottest ...
    FREE Music
    Stress Free Sundays @ Tilt Lounge (Everyone Free All Night)
    January 20 - January 21 @ 6pm - 1am

    TILT LOUNGE, 131-15 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY, 11418



TOMORROW - Monday, Jan 21, 2019

  • Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    January 21 @ 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 ...
  • MLK Day at Brooklyn Center for the Arts
    FREE Performing & Visual Arts
    Mlk Day At Brooklyn Center For The Arts
    January 21 @ 9am - 3pm

    Brooklyn Center for the Arts, 28 Madison Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11238

    We are excited about our upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. This event will be held on Monday, January 21st from 9:00am – 3:00pm at Brooklyn Center ...
  • Martin Luther King Day - Do Good! Hip2B Healthy Market Fun for All Ages!
    FREE Food & Drink
    Martin Luther King Day - Do Good! Hip2b Healthy Market Fun For All Ages!
    January 21 @ 10am - 3pm

    PS 284 and PS 770, 213 Osburn Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11212

    Join Seeds in the Middle to have fun and do good for the 2019 Martin Luther King Day of Service! Eat. Drink. Dance. Play ball. Cook fresh. Run a fresh market. ...

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019

  • GRAND OPENING $2 Social Tuesdays
    FREE Music
    Grand Opening $2 Social Tuesdays
    January 22 - January 23 @ 10am - 2am

    Social Lady, 73 E.San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA, 95113

    GRAND OPENING of Social Tuesdays on 1/22/19 inside the new SOCIAL LADY! #nocover $2 drinks til 11:30 and $125 bottles!! Arrive early!
  • Taco Tuesday - Harlem Edition
    FREE Music
    Taco Tuesday - Harlem Edition
    January 22 - January 23 @ 4pm - 12am

    La Avenida, 2247 1st Avenue, New York, NY, 10029

    Need to satisfy your craving for Mexican food? Never fear, because every Tuesday this spring and summer The Alumni Group is bringing you the hottest Taco ...
    FREE Food & Drink
    Timeout Tuesdays
    January 22 @ 4pm - 11pm

    Amarachi, 189 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201


Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

  • Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays
    January 23 @ 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 ...
  • Bryant Park Public Tours
    FREE Travel & Outdoor
    Bryant Park Public Tours
    January 23 @ 11am - 12pm

    Fountain at 41st and 6th (across the street from Pret a Manger), 41 West 40th Street, New York, NY, 10018

    Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed “Needle Park” of the 1970s into ...
    FREE Food & Drink
    Blend Afterwork Wednesdays
    January 23 @ 4pm - 10pm

    333 Flatbush Ave, 333 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11217


Thursday, Jan 24, 2019

  • The Clean Slate Cafe
    FREE Food & Drink
    The Clean Slate Cafe
    January 24 @ 1:15pm - 1:30pm

    The Clean Slate Cafe, 446 Broadway, New York, NY, 10013

    Whole30® and Applegate® Natural and Organic Meats have teamed up with clean conscious brands to create a worry-free dining experience for those doing a ...
  • Film Screening: Blindspotting (2018)
    FREE Film, Media & Entertainment
    Film Screening: Blindspotting (2018)
    January 24 @ 2pm - 4pm

    Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street, New York, NY, 10014

    Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning in his Oakland, Calif., neighborhood. His bond with his volatile ...
  • Sm;)ey exhibition 2019 By JCAT
    FREE Performing & Visual Arts
    Sm;)Ey Exhibition 2019 By Jcat
    January 24 @ 5pm - 8pm

    Pleiades Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, #405, New York, NewYork, 10001

    Sm;)ey exhibition 2019 by JCAT OPENING PARTY (Thu) Jan 24,2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm On view (Tue) Jan.22,2019 - (Sat) Jan 26,2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm(closed ...

Friday, Jan 25, 2019

  • Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    January 25 @ 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 ...
  • Rock Like Queen Tour New York
    FREE Music
    Rock Like Queen Tour New York
    January 25 @ 10am - 10:50am

    Greeley Square, 33rd St. & Broadway, New York, NY, 10001

    To celebrate the fans that made BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY the number one music biopic of all time, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invites you to join the ...
  • BYB Showcase Concert (MAJOR LEAGUE ARTIST ONLY) @bybnyc
    FREE Music
    Byb Showcase Concert (Major League Artist Only) @Bybnyc
    January 25 @ 3:30pm - 9pm

    Colorwerx, 4700 Northern Boulevard, Queens, NY, 11101

    Follow us @bybnyc All in 1 day Photo shoot Podcast Interview Live Performance Music Video #1 in INDY Concert NYC Profesional PHOTOS Podcast Interview Live ...


Saturday, Jan 26, 2019

  • Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    January 26 @ 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 - ...
  • Vivian-4Decades
    FREE Food & Drink
    January 26 @ 3pm - 7pm

    Metro Pavillon Hall, 36, 1st ugbor road, GRA, Benin, Edo

    40th birthday celebration of Vivian Atenaga
    FREE Food & Drink
    Ny Indonesian Food Bazaar
    January 26 @ 11am - 5pm

    St James Parish House, 8407 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY, 11373

    It has been a great start to the new year and to everyone who requested more, we are giving you more. We will be having a second event for the month of January ...

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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.

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.

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).

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 (, The Met Breuer (, and The Met Cloisters (

El Museo del Barrio - Free Admission
Free Admissions affiliates: New York University, City University of New York, Columbia University.

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.

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