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 - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

  • Official Lit Taco Tuesday Afterwork Happy Hour Party (Free Shot!)
    FREE Food & Drink
    Official Lit Taco Tuesday Afterwork Happy Hour Party (Free Shot!)
    November 19 - November 20 @ 4pm - 12pm

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

    NYC Taco Tuesdays Kicks Off For The Summer Every Tuesday Happy Hour All Night A PERFECT PLACE TO CELEBRATE YOUR BDAY Afterwork Party brought to you by La ...
  • TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE AT CHLOE'S
    FREE Music
    Tuesday Night Live At Chloe's
    November 19 - November 20 @ 7pm - 2am

    CHLOE'S, 9413 Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY, 11236

    TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE "FREAKY HALLOWEEN" EVERYONE FREE UNTIL 10 PM WITH RSVP RSVP- TUESDAYNIGHTLIVERSVP.EVENTBRITE.COM MUSIC BY: DJ YOUNG CHOW, DJ SPIN CITI, DJ ...
  • KARAOKE NIGHT | ININE BISTRO
    FREE Music
    Karaoke Night | Inine Bistro
    November 19 @ 7pm - 11pm

    iNINE Bistro, 53 Bruckner Boulevard, Bronx, NY, 10454

    Join us for a night of KARAOKE with the Legendary DJ RON at iNINE Bistro! DRINK. EAT. SING! NO COVER RSVP along with friends and family and create a night of memories.

TOMORROW - Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

  • Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Wednesdays
    November 20 @ 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
    November 20 @ 11am - 12pm

    Fountain at 41st and 6th, 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 ...
  • Gotham Greens Observation Deck Tour
    FREE Food & Drink
    Gotham Greens Observation Deck Tour
    November 20 @ 6pm - 7pm

    Gotham Greens Gowanus, 214 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY, 11215

    Each week we offer free tours from our observation deck outside our Gowanus greenhouse where you can learn more about sustainable urban agriculture and taste ...

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019

  • THURSDAYS AT FIRE LOUNGE ($5 HOOKAH + OPEN BAR)
    FREE Music
    Thursdays At Fire Lounge ($5 Hookah + Open Bar)
    November 21 - November 22 @ 6pm - 2am

    Fire Lounge DD, 593 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11215

    LADIES NIGHT OUT GAME NIGHT EDITION EACH & EVERY THURSDAY @ FIRE LOUNGE DD 593 3RD AVENUE DOORS OPEN AT 6PM Join us for a night of fun, Good music, positive ...
  • Vice Thursdays
    FREE Music
    Vice Thursdays
    November 21 - November 22 @ 6pm - 12am

    Blue Midtown, 220 West 44th Street, New York, NY, 10036

    ShorBlu Events Presents Vice After Work Thursdays. Each and Every Thursday At Blue Midtown… Thursday is the new Friday, after work why go home? Have a couple ...
  • BEMBE Presents: TOQUE THURSDAYS - LATIN NIGHT
    FREE Music
    Bembe Presents: Toque Thursdays - Latin Night
    November 21 @ 7pm - 11:59pm

    Bembe, 81 South 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11249

    TOQUE THURSDAYS at BEMBÉ is a WEEKLY FREE EVENT that is all about bringing people together to Dance to Salsa, Merengue, Kompa, Soca, Reggaeton & Afrobeats ...

Friday, Nov 22, 2019

  • Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    November 22 @ 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 ...
  • The Good Life Wine and Dine Experience at Jimmy's 38 NYC
    FREE Food & Drink
    The Good Life Wine And Dine Experience At Jimmy's 38 Nyc
    November 22 @ 4pm - 11pm

    Jimmys38NYC, 156 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018

    Each and Every Friday join us for The Good Life Wine and Dine Experience at Jimmy's 38 NYC156 W 38th StreetDoors open at 4pm3 Course Meal (Appetizer, Entree, ...
  • Rooftop Reds Reservations 2019
    FREE Food & Drink
    Rooftop Reds Reservations 2019
    November 22 @ 4pm - 9pm

    Rooftop Reds, 299 Sands St, Bldg # 275, Brooklyn, NY, 11205

     Reserve your spot on the rooftop! Simply choose the date you would like to visit, and enter in your details. An email will be sent to you with a barcode to ...

WEEKEND

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019

  • Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    November 23 @ 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 - ...
  • Chelsea Farmers Market
    FREE Food & Drink
    Chelsea Farmers Market
    November 23 @ 9am - 3pm

    Down to Earth Chelsea Farmers Market, West 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10011

    The Chelsea Farmers Market brings small scale farmers and food makers to West 23rd Street off 9th Avenue every Saturday. SNAP EBT is welcome and Health Bucks ...
  • Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Saturdays
    FREE Food & Drink
    Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Saturdays
    November 23 @ 12pm - 5pm. Weekly - Saturdays

    Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street, New York, New York 11249

    Free Brooklyn Brewery Tours Saturdays every half hour - See INFO below. Weekends at The Brewery are a sprawling affair. Come in for a beer (last call is 45 ...

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019

  • Boozy Bottomless Brunch ( Counter & Bodega)Best Latin Restaurant In Chelsea
    FREE Food & Drink
    Boozy Bottomless Brunch ( Counter & Bodega)Best Latin Restaurant In Chelsea
    November 24 @ 11:30am - 4pm

    Counter & Bodega, 266 West 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10011

    Hot and New Latin American restaurant in Chelsea, N.Y.C serving up the best Latin food and specialty cocktails in the downtown area. $35.95 (+tax & gratuity ...
  • Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Sundays
    FREE Food & Drink
    Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Sundays
    November 24 @ 12pm - 5pm. Weekly - Sundays

    Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th Street, New York, New York 11249

    Free Brooklyn Brewery Tours Sundays every half hour - See INFO below. Grab a snack or meal to go as you walk a few blocks along the waterfront, staring at the ...
  • The Mile High Brunch At Hangar Astoria
    FREE Food & Drink
    The Mile High Brunch At Hangar Astoria
    November 24 - November 25 @ 12pm - 1am

    Hangar Astoria, 2843 Steinway Street, Queens, NY, 11103

    The Mile High Brunch and Day Party At Hangar Astoria RSVP Call Or Text Us Now 917-409-8458 Scroll Down for General Information Celebrate a Birthday / Party ...

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Monday, Nov 25, 2019

  • Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    November 25 @ 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 ...
  • Free Comedy Show Mondays at Klimat Lounge (NYC)
    FREE Comedy
    Free Comedy Show Mondays At Klimat Lounge (Nyc)
    November 25 @ 4:45pm - 7pm. Weekly

    Klimat Lounge, 77 E. 7th Street, New York, New York 10003

    Free Comedy Show Mondays at Klimat Lounge (NYC) - see INFO below. Giggle Pit Comedy is back with another edition of Free comedy show Mondays 6pm - 8pm at ...
  • Comedy Night at Urban Vegan Kitchen hosted by Dara Jemmott
    FREE Film, Media & Entertainment
    Comedy Night At Urban Vegan Kitchen Hosted By Dara Jemmott
    November 25 @ 5:30pm - 7pm

    Urban Vegan Kitchen, 41 Carmine Street, New York, NY, 10014

    Urban Vegan Kitchen has added a dash funny to Meatless Mondays. Comedian, host and podcast personality, on Comedians For Hire, Dara Jemmott hosts NYC’s ...

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.



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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