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 - Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

  • #WastedWednesdays one night only (Sponsored by Casamigos) Free W/RSVP
    FREE
    #Wastedwednesdays One Night Only (Sponsored By Casamigos) Free W/Rsvp
    November 30 - December 1 @ 7pm - 2am

    Taj Lounge, 48 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10010

    WEDNESDAY JULY 27TH, 2022 "#WASTEDWEDNESDAYS PRETTY GIRL HAPPY HOUR AND INDUSTRY NIGHT SPONSORED BY CASAMIGOSTAJ II LOUNGE 48w 21st Street New York, New York ...
  • FUNK YOU: Planet B
    FREE
    Funk You: Planet B
    November 30 - December 1 @ 10pm - 2am

    House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

    This dancefloor is for Every BODY. Free for you, Funk for all. Tonight we give our love to that sweet sweet FUNK. We’ve got the grooves for your moves, the ...

TOMORROW - Thursday, Dec 1, 2022

  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Nature
    Forest Fitness
    December 1 @ 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 ...
  • Free World Cup Watch Party: Croatia vs Belgium and Canada vs Morocco
    FREE
    Free World Cup Watch Party: Croatia Vs Belgium And Canada Vs Morocco
    December 1 @ 9:30am - 1pm

    House of Fútbol, 141 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

    Religion of Sports welcomes you to the House of Fútbol to watch the beautiful game. Join NYC's international soccer community and enjoy the games on our big ...
  • Cardio Dance
    FREE Dance
    Cardio Dance
    December 1 @ 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.
  • Sarah Yuster - Biophiles - A New Generation
    FREE Nature
    Sarah Yuster - Biophiles - A New Generation
    December 1 @ 11am - 3pm

    H.H. Biddle House, 70 Satterlee St, Staten Island, NY 10307

    Introduced and popularized by the late Edward O. Wilson is the biophilia hypothesis which suggests humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with ...
  • Lunch and Learn with Cooke Optics
    FREE
    Lunch And Learn With Cooke Optics
    December 1 @ 12pm - 3pm

    AbelCine, 88 35th Street #4th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11232

    Join us on Thursday, December 1 in our Brooklyn showroom for an educational session highlighting the Cooke Optics Varotal/i FF and the S8/i FF lenses. AbelCine ...

Friday, Dec 2, 2022

  • Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Fridays
    December 2 @ 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 ...
  • McDonald's Community FIFA World Cup Watch Party
    FREE
    Mcdonald's Community Fifa World Cup Watch Party
    December 2 @ 9am - 4pm

    Greeley Square Park, Broadway & 6th Avenue Between 32nd and 33rd, New York, NY 10001

    About FIFA World Cup The FIFA World Cup is an International association football competition contested by men's national teams of the Fédération Internationale ...
  • Free World Cup Watch Party: South Korea vs Portugal and Ghana vs Uruguay
    FREE
    Free World Cup Watch Party: South Korea Vs Portugal And Ghana Vs Uruguay
    December 2 @ 9:30am - 1pm

    House of Fútbol, 141 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

    Religion of Sports welcomes you to the House of Fútbol to watch the beautiful game. Join NYC's international soccer community and enjoy the games on our big ...
  • Sarah Yuster - Biophiles - A New Generation
    FREE Nature
    Sarah Yuster - Biophiles - A New Generation
    December 2 @ 11am - 3pm

    H.H. Biddle House, 70 Satterlee St, Staten Island, NY 10307

    Introduced and popularized by the late Edward O. Wilson is the biophilia hypothesis which suggests humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with ...
  • 2022 Taiwan Pastry Festival 台灣糕餅節
    FREE
    2022 Taiwan Pastry Festival 台灣糕餅節
    December 2 - December 4 @ 1pm - 4pm

    SkyFoods Supermarket, 40-24 College Point Boulevard, Queens, NY 11354

    Well Luck Co., Inc. 和樂公司誠邀您參加「2022台灣糕餅節開幕儀式與新聞媒體發佈會」。 2022台灣糕餅節是經濟部國際貿易局及中華民國對外貿易發展協會主辦「臺灣食品全球GO計畫」系列活動,美東地區由Welluck Co., ...

WEEKEND

Saturday, Dec 3, 2022

  • Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    December 3 @ 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 - ...
  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Nature
    Forest Fitness
    December 3 @ 8:30am - 9:30am

    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 ...
  • ASICS Cookie Run
    FREE
    Asics Cookie Run
    December 3 @ 9am - 10am

    420 W 14th St, 420 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

    Come one, come all! Come join us in our monthly food run tours as we collaborate with ASICS Run Club in touring around the Meatpacking District to Lower East ...
  • Free World Cup Watch Party at the House of Fútbol: Round of 16
    FREE
    Free World Cup Watch Party At The House Of FúTbol: Round Of 16
    December 3 @ 9:30am - 12:30pm

    House of Fútbol, 141 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

    Religion of Sports welcomes you to the House of Fútbol to watch the beautiful game during the knockout round. Join NYC's international soccer community and ...
  • Hanukkah Tot Shabbat
    FREE
    Hanukkah Tot Shabbat
    December 3 @ 10am - 11am

    JCP Downtown, 146 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013

    Join Rabbi Deena and Rabbi Jacob at 146 Duane Street for a special Hanukkah Tot Shabbat! We will sing and celebrate together! Located at 146 Duane Street.

Sunday, Dec 4, 2022

  • Canarsie Park Hike and Clean-Up
    FREE Nature
    Canarsie Park Hike And Clean-Up
    December 4 @ 11am - 12pm

    Entrance - East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue, Seaview Ave &, E 88th St, Brooklyn, NY 11236

    Canarsie Park is a part of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, an estuary that is home to hundreds of animals from muskrats to snowy owls. During hurricanes, the ...
  • Nature's Workshop: Nature Ornament Making
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Nature's Workshop: Nature Ornament Making
    December 4 @ 11am - 12pm

    Crotona Nature Center, 1535 Crotona Park E, The Bronx, NY 10457

    This winter, join the Urban Park Rangers for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in-depth and allows you to develop a ...
  • Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Sundays
    FREE Food & Drink
    Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Sundays
    December 4 @ 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. You'll find there's more to our tours than a couple shiny tanks and some hop jokes. We ...
  • Afro Caribbean Vibes - Bottomless Brunch & Day Party
    FREE
    Afro Caribbean Vibes - Bottomless Brunch & Day Party
    December 4 @ 12pm - 7pm

    Krab Queenz Harlem, 100 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

    The Alumni Group (TAG) invites you to Afro-Caribbean Vibes: a brunch and day party experience that merges eras and cultures into a dope brunch at Krab Queenz ...
  • Sunday Brunch
    FREE
    Sunday Brunch
    December 4 @ 12pm - 4pm

    Patrick's Place, 2835 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY 10039

    Our Sunday Jazz Brunch is back... Featuring Boncelilla Lewis and friends sponsored by KeyedUp Doors open at 11:30pm |First set 12pm No Cover | $20 minimum ...

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Monday, Dec 5, 2022

  • Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    December 5 @ 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 ...
  • Be Like Bone: A Work-In-Progress Sharing
    FREE
    Be Like Bone: A Work-In-Progress Sharing
    December 5 @ 2pm - 4pm

    441 W 53rd St, 441 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

    ABOUT THE SHOW: Be Like Bone is a new form of musical theater. Expressionist, Impressionist, rhythmic, dense - the show is a study on presence and the way we ...
  • Festive Season's Screening: Don’t Play Around with Devils
    FREE
    Festive Season's Screening: Don’T Play Around With Devils
    December 5 @ 5pm - 8pm

    Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021

    In his fairy-tale comedy adapting traditional motifs from a story by the Czech 19th century writer Božena Němcová, director Hynek Bočan exploits the attractive ...
  • Karam Camera Film Screening
    FREE
    Karam Camera Film Screening
    December 5 @ 6pm - 9pm

    Tribeca Screening Room, 375 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

    This exclusive screening of Karam Camera will be followed by an intimate panel discussion with filmmaker Liam LoPinto and actor Arian Moayed. Evening moderated ...
  • Almost Therapy: Dec 5th, 2022
    FREE
    Almost Therapy: Dec 5th, 2022
    December 5 @ 6pm - 8pm

    Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Listed in TIMEOUT New York as one of NYC's "best free comedy shows", Almost Therapy is LIVE at Pete's Candy Store every first Monday of the month! Almost ...

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022

  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Nature
    Forest Fitness
    December 6 @ 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 ...
  • Kemi Dessert Bar Residency Grand Opening!
    FREE
    Kemi Dessert Bar Residency Grand Opening!
    December 6 @ 10am - 4pm

    15 Essex St, 15 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002

    Join us for a day of fun desserts, drinks, and good good vibes! We'll be debuting an assortment of new and fan-favorite desserts as well as some fun iced ...
  • Cardio Dance
    FREE Dance
    Cardio Dance
    December 6 @ 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.
  • Sarah Yuster - Biophiles - A New Generation
    FREE Nature
    Sarah Yuster - Biophiles - A New Generation
    December 6 @ 11am - 3pm

    H.H. Biddle House, 70 Satterlee St, Staten Island, NY 10307

    Introduced and popularized by the late Edward O. Wilson is the biophilia hypothesis which suggests humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with ...
  • Storybook Tea Party
    FREE
    Storybook Tea Party
    December 6 @ 12pm - 2pm

    The Interchurch Center, 61 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10115

    Storybook Tea Party This year’s literary tea party will be a celebration of Classic Children’s Literature (Winnie The Pooh, Anne of Green Gables, Beatrix ...

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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