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 - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024

  • Open Mic Night! Nyc
    April 24 @ 6:30pm - 11:45pm

    173 Richardson St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA

    Welcome to a one of a kind "OPEN MIC EXPERIENCE"! RSVP TODAY! ENTRY IS FREE FOR EVERYONE UNTIL 8PM!($12-$15 after) DOORS OPEN @6:45PM! Introducing "Open Mic ...
  • Cask Bar and Kitchen Presents Acoustic Sessions with James Joyce
    FREE Music
    Cask Bar And Kitchen Presents Acoustic Sessions With James Joyce
    April 24 @ 8pm - 11pm

    Cask Bar and Kitchen, 167 E 33rd St, New York, New York 10016

    Enjoy Live music with James Joyce from 8pm - 11pm
  • One Million Experiments Screening + Conversation @ Starr Bar
    April 24 @ 8pm - 10:30pm

    214 Starr St, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA

    Join One Million Experiments co-hosts Damon Williams and Daniel Kisslinger, Devin Michael Lowe of Black Trans Travel Fund, and special guest moderator Fatimah ...
  • Hmp Wednesdays April 24th 2024
    April 24 @ 8pm - 11:30pm

    420 W 203rd St, New York, NY 10034, USA

    Join us for HMP Wednesdays on April 24th, 2024 at 420 W 203rd St! It's going to be a blast with music, food, and great company. Don't miss out on this awesome ...
  • Free Comedy Show Tickets! Standup Comedy At Two Bridges Comedy Club Les
    April 24 @ 9pm - 11pm

    135 Division St, New York, NY 10002, USA

    Free Admission exclusively for this eventbrite deal and 2 drink minimum applies as in all comedy clubs. Arrive at the front at 8:30PM. Show starts at 9pm. You ...

TOMORROW - Thursday, Apr 25, 2024

  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Outdoor Fitness
    Forest Fitness
    April 25 @ 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
    April 25 @ 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.
  • Prospect Park Stroller Walk
    FREE Nature
    Prospect Park Stroller Walk
    April 25 @ 10am - 12pm

    Audubon Center at the Boathouse, 101 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11225

    Calling all parents and caregivers with children! Join a Prospect Park Alliance Naturalist at the Prospect Park Audubon Center for a leisurely stroll along ...
  • Spring Break Workshops
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Spring Break Workshops
    April 25 @ 10am - 2pm

    Entrance - Springfield Lane and 149th Avenue, 147-37A Springfield Ln, Springfield Gardens, NY 11413

    Calling All Young Scientists!Join us for a FREE 3-day hands-on workshop series, exploring topics like alternative energy, pollution and environmental activism ...
  • Total Body Fitness
    FREE Fitness
    Total Body Fitness
    April 25 @ 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.

Friday, Apr 26, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    April 26 @ 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
    April 26 @ 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
    April 26 @ 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!
  • Annual Community Seed Giveaway at Lydia's Magic Garden (El Girasol Magic Garden)
    FREE Nature
    Annual Community Seed Giveaway At Lydia's Magic Garden (El Girasol Magic Garden)
    April 26 @ 9am - 1pm

    Lydia's Magic Garden (El Girasol Magic Garden), Lydia's Magic Garden (El Gardin Magico de Lydia)), 100 E 118th St, New York, NY 10035

    On Friday, April 29th from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m., Lydia's Magic Garden will give away vegetable and flower seeds to the community. It's time to think about ...
  • City Nature Challenge: Kissena Park Forest Restoration & Nature Walk
    FREE Nature
    City Nature Challenge: Kissena Park Forest Restoration & Nature Walk
    April 26 @ 9am - 12pm

    Kissena Velodrome Parking Lot, P5VQ+FM Kissena Park Fields 3 and 4 (Open Field), Queens, NY 11355

    Join NYC Parks staff for a City Nature Challenge Forest Restoration event! Volunteers will help protect the forested areas of Kissena Park. Volunteers will ...

WEEKEND

Saturday, Apr 27, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    April 27 @ 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 Meditation Workshop & Okonomiyaki Making Party
    FREE
    Free Meditation Workshop & Okonomiyaki Making Party
    April 27 @ 1pm - 3pm

    Happy Science USA, 79 Franklin St, New York, NY

    Join us this month for an life changing experience at our OKONOMIYAKI Making Party & Meditation Workshop! 📅 When: Saturday, April 27 ⏰ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: ...
  • Free Wine Tasting at Astor Wines
    FREE Food & Drink
    Free Wine Tasting At Astor Wines
    April 27 @ 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 ...
  • Happy Hour Saturday Free Tix Comedy MeetUp!
    FREE
    Happy Hour Saturday Free Tix Comedy Meetup!
    April 27 @ 6pm - 7:30pm

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

    Happy Hour Comedy Meetup 6pm Free Ticket Meetup to the Greenwich Village Comedy Club! Meetup at the Greenwich Village Comedy Club! Come see top Comics from ...
  • International Circle Saturdays @ Kimoto Rooftop
    FREE Party & Nightlife
    International Circle Saturdays @ Kimoto Rooftop
    April 27 - April 28 @ 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. ...

Sunday, Apr 28, 2024

  • City Nature Challenge: Forest Park Spring Ephemeral Hike
    FREE Nature
    City Nature Challenge: Forest Park Spring Ephemeral Hike
    April 28 @ 9:30am - 11am

    Buddy Monument, Park Ln South/Myrtle Ave, Queens, NY 11418

    For the City Nature Challenge, join NYC Parks staff on a hike around Forest Park to explore the diversity of spring wildflowers. Volunteers will learn how to ...
  • Ajajajaj
    April 28 @ 10am - 12pm

    Times Square, Manhattan, NY 10036, USA

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  • Log Inoculation Party
    April 28 @ 10am - 1pm

    Randall's Island Urban Farm, Wards Meadow Loop, New York, NY 10035, USA

    Join us for a log inoculation party and Community Mushroom Educator (CME) reunion at the Randall's Island Urban Farm with past and prospective CMEs. We will be ...
  • Dance to the Beat!
    FREE Dance
    Dance To The Beat!
    April 28 @ 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 ...
  • Brooklyn Half Marathon Post Run Celebration
    April 28 @ 11am - 11:30pm

    339 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA

    Boozy Brunch 11:30am-4pm Tex-Mex Brunch; $5 Mimosas Happy Hour 11:30am-3pm 1/2 Off Drafts, Wells & Wines; $10 Frozens; $6.95 Munchie Menu

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Monday, Apr 29, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    April 29 @ 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 ...
  • Cardio Sculpt
    FREE Fitness
    Cardio Sculpt
    April 29 @ 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
    April 29 @ 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®
    April 29 @ 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)
    April 29 @ 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 ...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024

  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Outdoor Fitness
    Forest Fitness
    April 30 @ 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
    April 30 @ 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
    April 30 @ 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 ...
  • Field House Yoga '24
    FREE Fitness
    Field House Yoga '24
    April 30 @ 9:30am - 10:30am

    102nd Street Field House, Riverside Dr. &, Riverside Park, W 101st St, New York, NY 10025

    Join Yoga instructor Meg SantaMaria for a morning practice. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own ...
  • Total Body Fitness
    FREE Fitness
    Total Body Fitness
    April 30 @ 10am - 10:45am

    Senior Center at Tilden Houses, 630 Mother Gaston Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11212

    This fun low-impact full-body workout includes cardio, strength and balance exercises to improve your overall fitness.

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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