Living in the city that never sleeps doesn't have to be yawn. Finding Free Events in NYC may not be easy, but we’ve done the hard work so you can enjoy the freebies - our up-to-date NYC Free Events Today Calendar covers the best free concerts (classical, jazz, pop, rock, opera), free comedy shows, art exhibitions (museum, galleries), free and cheap party and nightlife activities & things to do right now, today, tonight - in all NYC boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens & the Bronx.

TODAY - Monday, Aug 26, 2019

  • Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Mondays
    August 26 @ 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 ...
  • SOUL DOCTOR - The Movie (industry screening)
    FREE Performing & Visual Arts
    Soul Doctor - The Movie (Industry Screening)
    August 26 @ 10am - 12pm

    Cinépolis Chelsea, 260 West 23rd Street, Auditorium #6, New York, NY, 10011

    "A CERTIFIABLE HIT! ...GENIUS! ...A DIAMOND! ...FIVE STARS!" - The Examiner “EXHILARATING, RIVETING AND HILARIOUS!” - Wall Street Journal “A KINETIC DYNAMO ...
  • Complimentary Cocktail for National Dog Day
    FREE Food & Drink
    Complimentary Cocktail For National Dog Day
    August 26 @ 11:30am - 10:30pm

    The Wilson NYC, 132 West 27th Street, New York, NY, 10001

    Complimentary Tito's Greyhound Cocktails for National Dog Day. Dine with your dog and receive a complimentary cocktail
  • Chill Monday’s Afterwork Outdoor Experience
    FREE Music
    Chill Monday’S Afterwork Outdoor Experience
    August 26 @ 4pm - 10pm

    Suede Garden, 5410 Clarendon rd, brooklyn, Ny, 11203

    CHILL "The After Work Roof Top Experience" Each & Every Monday From 4pm - 11pm Ladies FREE B4 7pm!!! Music By The Top Djs From NYC!!! 
  • Mussels & Margaritas
    FREE Food & Drink
    Mussels & Margaritas
    August 26 @ 5pm - 10pm

    1102 Bedford Ave, 1102 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11216

    Mussels & Margaritas Mondays!!! Each and every Monday, start your week off right at King of the Sea! Beat the Monday blues with $8 Margaritas ALL NIGHT!!!! ...
  • 333 Lounge Happy Hour
    FREE Food & Drink
    333 Lounge Happy Hour
    August 26 @ 5pm - 8pm

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

    Monday - Friday 5p - 8p $5 well $5 beer $6 wine $7 margaritas
  • YOUNG40K Live In The Flesh
    FREE Music
    Young40k Live In The Flesh
    August 26 @ 5pm - 5pm

    Crib, 638 thomas st eynon pa

    All ages byob if of age
  • Comedy Night at Urban Vegan Kitchen hosted by Dara Jemmott
    FREE Film, Media & Entertainment
    Comedy Night At Urban Vegan Kitchen Hosted By Dara Jemmott
    August 26 - August 27 @ 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 radio show personality, Dara Jemmott will be hosting NYC’s funniest stand up ...
  • Free Comedy Show Mondays at Klimat Lounge (NYC)
    FREE Comedy
    Free Comedy Show Mondays At Klimat Lounge (Nyc)
    August 26 @ 5:45pm - 8pm. 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 ...
  • International Dog Day
    FREE Food & Drink
    International Dog Day
    August 26 @ 6pm - 10pm

    Fifth Hammer Brewing Company, 10-28 46th Avenue, Queens, NY, 11101

    A Summertime Social for Dogs and Dog Lovers at Fifth Hammer Brewing
  • Queens Board Game Night
    FREE Food & Drink
    Queens Board Game Night
    August 26 @ 6pm - 10pm

    Queens Bully, 113-30 Queens Boulevard, Queens, NY, 11375

    Unwind with some BBQ & Board Games at our new Game Night Location at the Queens Bully in Forest Hills! The Game Gurus'll walk you through a selection from our ...
  • Westie Rooftop 1 Year Anniversary at High Bar
    FREE Performing & Visual Arts
    Westie Rooftop 1 Year Anniversary At High Bar
    August 26 @ 6pm - 11:45pm

    High Bar New York, 346 West 40th Street, New York, NY, 10018

    Come join us for our 1 year anniversary celebration on Monday Aug 26th, so see you then!!! Dancing, Drinks, Food, NYC Rooftop & Fun! FREE!
  • Marshawn Lynch: A History
    FREE Film, Media & Entertainment
    Marshawn Lynch: A History
    August 26 @ 6pm - 8:30pm

    SVA Social Documentary Theater, 136 West 21st Street, 1st Floor, New York, NY, 10011

    Screening of film Marshawn Lynch: A History , directed by David Shields
  • Harlem Evenings Comedy Show
    FREE Performing & Visual Arts
    Harlem Evenings Comedy Show
    August 26 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Harlem Nights Bar, 2361 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY, 10030

    Harlems' funniest comedy show the last Monday of every month featuring an All-Pro line-up of comedians who have been seen on Comedy Central, Tru-TV, HBO, BET, ...
  • Soul Sister Revue w/ Phillip B. Williams, Melissa Goodrum & More [Live Poetry Reading]
    FREE Performing & Visual Arts
    Soul Sister Revue W/ Phillip B. Williams, Melissa Goodrum & More [Live Poetry Reading]
    August 26 @ 7pm - 9pm

    Von Bar, 3 Bleecker St, New York, NY, 10012

    Performers: heidi andrea restrepo rhodes Learn More Omotara James Learn More melissa christine goodrum Learn More Phillip B. Williams Learn More Heidi Andrea ...
  • Muzak With Marcia, DJ Jarlsberg
    FREE Music
    Muzak With Marcia, Dj Jarlsberg
    August 26 - August 27 @ 7pm - 4am

    Pianos: Upstairs Lounge, 158 Ludlow Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY, 10002

    FREE SHOW AT PIANOS (8/26)
  • The COMEDY Open Mic
    FREE Performing & Visual Arts
    The Comedy Open Mic
    August 26 @ 7pm - 10pm

    Old Man Hustle, 39 Essex Street, Grand & Hester, New York, NY, 10002

    The COMEDY Open Mic $5 to perform 5 minutes Includes 1 beer(Highlife), well drink, soda or juice Free to attend 21+
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse | Waterside Summer Movie Series 2019 (Free)
    FREE Film, Media & Entertainment
    Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse | Waterside Summer Movie Series 2019 (Free)
    August 26 @ 7:30pm - 10pm

    Waterside, 25 Waterside Plaza, New York, NY, 10010

    Welcome to the Waterside Summer Movie Series of 2019! Join us every Monday night In August for movies the whole family can enjoy – with spectacular water and ...
  • *FREE PIZZA* at Freestyle Comedy - Comics on Netflix, Comedy Central, etc
    FREE Performing & Visual Arts
    *Free Pizza* At Freestyle Comedy - Comics On Netflix, Comedy Central, Etc
    August 26 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm

    The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, New York, NY, 10003

    An electric comedy experience with audience participation and the best comedians in the country.
  • Free Tickets at the World Famous Comic Strip Live -  Standup Comedy
    FREE Performing & Visual Arts
    Free Tickets At The World Famous Comic Strip Live - Standup Comedy
    August 26 @ 7:30pm - 10pm

    Comic Strip Live, 1568 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028, New York, NY, 10010

    Free Admission exclusively for this eventbrite deal and 2 drink minimum applies as in all comedy clubs. Arrive at the front desk at 7:30PM. Show starts at ...
  • SAVAGE: A Comedy Show (FREE!)
    FREE Performing & Visual Arts
    Savage: A Comedy Show (Free!)
    August 26 @ 8pm - 10pm

    Fawkner, 191 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

    Savage: A Comedy Show is every Monday night at Fawkner in Brooklyn! Recently named one of the best comedy shows in Brooklyn by Vulture and Splitsider. Watch ...
  • OG Mondays
    FREE Music
    Og Mondays
    August 26 - August 27 @ 8pm - 11:30pm

    Corner Social, 321 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY, 10027

    OG Mondays Strictly 90's ALL NIGHT! Music by DJ E Class
  • Bachelor in Paradise Viewing Party
    FREE Film, Media & Entertainment
    Bachelor In Paradise Viewing Party
    August 26 @ 8pm - 10pm

    The Gradient, 17 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11237

    Join us as former "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" cast members try to leave their wounded hearts behind as they take another shot at finding love. We'll ...
  • Isn't She Funny
    FREE Performing & Visual Arts
    Isn't She Funny
    August 26 @ 8pm - 10pm

    Baby Grand, 55 McGuinness Boulevard South, Brooklyn, NY, 11222

    Isn't She Funny is a weekly comedy show brought to you by Carly Montag, Marisa Riley, and Emily Walsh. Each week, this showcase brings you a hot, hilarious, ...
  • COMEDY IN THE LIVINGROOM
    FREE Film, Media & Entertainment
    Comedy In The Livingroom
    August 26 @ 8pm - 10:30pm

    Moca Bar and Lounge, 2210 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY, 10026

    COME JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF LAUGHTER AT MOCA LOUNGE IN HARLEM .. THE LONGEST RUNNING COMEDY ROOM IN HARLEM 15 YRS STRONG BRINGING SOME OF THE FUNNIEST ...
  • Najah Lewis / Living Room Live
    FREE Music
    Najah Lewis / Living Room Live
    August 26 @ 8:30pm - 10:30pm

    W New York - Times Square, 1567 Broadway, New York, NY, 10036

    Escape the bustle of the city with an intimate live music performance in the Living Room Bar. We are ignited to welcome back Chelsie Denise, Najah Lewis, ...
  • REGGAE MONDAY @ VELVET BROOKLYN
    FREE Music
    Reggae Monday @ Velvet Brooklyn
    August 26 @ 8:30pm - 11:30pm

    Velvet Brooklyn, 174 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

    LIVE Reggae Classics by '5 Outa 12' band Every Monday!$5 SangriaFREE SHOW Come Join Us! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2G7RL99pxA
  • Kings County Swing
    FREE Music
    Kings County Swing
    August 26 @ 8:30pm - 11pm

    St Mazie Bar and Supper Club, 345 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

    Gypsy Jazz Jam session with Kings County Swing!
  • Free Comedy! Free Pizza! It's LAp DAnce SAloon!
    FREE Film, Media & Entertainment
    Free Comedy! Free Pizza! It's Lap Dance Saloon!
    August 26 @ 9pm - 10:30pm

    2A, 25 Avenue A, New York, NY, 10009

    Jeffrey Emerson and Jill Weiner helm one of the longest-running free stand-up shows in New York City. LAp DAnce SAloon is a regular on TIme Out NY's Best of ...
  • No Artist Info Open Mic
    FREE Music
    No Artist Info Open Mic
    August 26 @ 9pm - 11pm

    Starr Bar, 214 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11237

    Open Mic Nite @ Starr Bar is here, every Monday night!We welcome musicians, comedians, poets, and performers of all kinds to bring their best and take the ...
  • Ed Sullivan on Acid: Free Comedy Show w/ Free Candy
    FREE Film, Media & Entertainment
    Ed Sullivan On Acid: Free Comedy Show W/ Free Candy
    August 26 @ 9pm - 10:30pm

    Freddy's Bar, 627 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11215

    Every Monday, we offer solid stand-up comedy from veterans that have been seen on BET, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, and all your favorite late night shows as well ...
  • Monday Night Karaoke!
    FREE Music
    Monday Night Karaoke!
    August 26 - August 27 @ 9pm - 2am

    Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11206

    Introducing... OWL Karaoke!Monday nights in our main bar songbirdswith your hosts D.Light & C.Light. Karaoke 9pm-2am!FREE!Happy hour 5-8pm plus specialsssss
  • TWERK Mondays @ Le Souk
    FREE Music
    Twerk Mondays @ Le Souk
    August 26 - August 27 @ 10pm - 4am

    Le Souk, 510 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, 10012

    Le Souk is a beautiful multilevel lantern-lit hot spot in Greenwich Village. A flavor of North Africa and the Middle East it is accessorized with Moroccan ...
  • Hyde and Sing Karaoke
    FREE Performing & Visual Arts
    Hyde And Sing Karaoke
    August 26 - August 27 @ 10pm - 2am

    Albatross Bar, 3619 24th Avenue, Queens, NY, 11103

    Karaoke hosted by Jacklynn Hyde! Karaoke is completely free after purchase of a drink with no cover at the door. Albatross is a fun and welcoming atmosphere ...
  • Comedy Night
    FREE Film, Media & Entertainment
    Comedy Night
    August 26 - August 27 @ 10:30pm - 12am

    No Fun, 161 Ludlow Street, New York, NY, 10002

    This is a fun Stand Up Comedy Show which features the best budding Comics in New York City. My Co-producer and I handpick a diverse lineup each week and bring ...
  • 11pm Monday COMEDY Open MIc Extravagnaza
    FREE Film, Media & Entertainment
    11pm Monday Comedy Open Mic Extravagnaza
    August 26 - August 27 @ 11pm - 2am

    Old Man Hustle Comedy Bar Les, 39 Essex St, New York, NY, 10002

    A featured venue in the 2017 & 2018 New York Comedy Festival. A true intimate NYC comedy extravaganza starring the best comics in NYC.

More Free Things To Do in NYC Today

Besides many free events listed in our Free NYC Events TODAY calendar above, here are some more Free Things to Do in NYC Today & Every Day:

Get Fit for Free
Who says getting in shape has to cost a fortune? From spinning classes to kickboxing, it's easy to score a free pass to get that body bikini ready. Our favorites are Equinox and CKO Kickboxing. Various Locations | equinox.com/clubs/new-york | ckogramercy.com 

Explore the Ocean
If you find the deep, blue sea enchanting, this underwater adventure is for you. Hosted by the Explorer Club you can learn about everything from maritime security to the complexity of coral reefs. 46 E 70th St, New York | xplorers.org

Soar over the East River
There’s no better way to conquer your fear of heights than to suspend yourself above the East River. Jump on the Roosevelt Island and head over to South Point Park where you have an impromptu photo shoot as the sun goes down. Midtown Roosevelt Island Tram - East 60th St | rioc.ny.gov/302/Tram

Walk Along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade
With summer right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to stroll around Brooklyn Heights Promenade, which boasts the best views of Lower East Side. Play it safe and enjoy this hotspot during the week. Brooklyn Heights | en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Heights_Promenade

See Socrates Sculpture
Located in Long Island City, this free garden and public park is home to large-scale sculptures that will make you swoon. To get there, hop on the subway to Broadway in Queens. Then, walk a few short blocks until you reach Vernon Boulevard. Long Island City, Vernon Blvd | theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/new-york/articles/new-york-s-10-best-sculpture-parks-art-amid-nature/

Sunset Yoga
Down dog your worries away with an evening session of yoga in the park. Happening every Thursday until September, you can stretch, breathe and relax your way into a peaceful slumber. Various Locations | nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/yoga-in-the-park

Go Bargain Hunting
The Lower East Side is home to one of the best flea markets in town. Hester Street Fair is where you shop until you drop. From local vendors to new startups, you'll be glad you came. Hester Street | timeout.com/newyork/shopping/hester-street-fair

Ride the Wave
Grab your besties and head to Rockaway Beach for a day of fun in the sun. Just a short trip from Midtown, you can people watch or catch a few rays for free. Just remember to bring your sunblock. Rockaway Beach | ferry.nyc/routes-and-schedules/route/rockaway/

Rooftop Apertivo
Spring is in full bloom, so there's no better time to head to the rooftop. Dream Hotel’s PHD Terrace is the perfect place to unwind after a long day at the office. Cocktails aren't free, but you can listen to some cool tunes from the Nick Palumbo Band gratis. Dream Hotel PHD Terrace | phdterrace.com

Vinyl Nights
Get ready for an outdoor dance party where you can cut a rug or channel your inner John Travolta. DJs spin an assortment of disco, house, soul and even salsa to help feel footloose and fancy-free. Plaza 33 | 34thstreet.org/attractions/plaza33

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