You've made it! The weekend is finally here in New York City, and you're ready to go out and have some fun. Unfortunately, payday isn't until next week. Take a deep breath and relax because we've done the dirty work for you and rounded top Free Things to Do in NYC this weekend in our up-to-date NYC Free Events This Weekend Calendar that 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 this weekend (this Saturday and Sunday) - in all NYC boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens & the Bronx.


Saturday, Sep 30, 2023

  • The Wall That Heals
    FREE Art
    The Wall That Heals
    September 30 @ 12:01am - 11:59pm

    The Wall That Heals, 13104 Meridian Rd, Flushing, NY 11355

    The three-quarter scale Wall replica is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. With the replica at this size, visitors are able to ...
  • Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Birding Club
    FREE Birding
    Summer On The Hudson: Riverside Park Birding Club
    September 30 @ 7am - 8:30am

    116th Street and Riverside Drive, Riverside Dr/w 116 St, New York, NY 10027

    Monthly walks through birding hotspots in Riverside Park, led by Riverside Park Conservancy Field Staff. Learn and build a birding community! Open to birders ...
  • Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    September 30 @ 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 - ...
  • Zumba
    FREE Dance
    September 30 @ 8am - 9am

    Faber Skate Park, Faber Park, Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10302

    Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, ...
  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Nature
    Forest Fitness
    September 30 @ 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 ...
  • Zumba
    FREE Fitness
    September 30 @ 9am - 10am

    Gymnasium (Court), 131-11 Fowler Ave, Queens, NY 11355

    Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, ...
  • NYRR Open Run
    FREE Fitness
    Nyrr Open Run
    September 30 @ 9am - 10am

    Crocheron Park at 215 Place, 33- 35 215th Pl, Queens, NY 11360

    New York Road Runners Open Run is a free, volunteer-led running/walking program that meets weekly. Everyone is welcome, including dogs and strollers. All you ...
  • Walking Group
    FREE Fitness
    Walking Group
    September 30 @ 9:30am - 10:30am

    DREAM Charter High School, 20 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx, NY 10454

    This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up ...
  • Fall Open House at Greenwich House Music School
    Fall Open House At Greenwich House Music School
    September 30 @ 10am - 12pm

    Greenwich House Music School, 212-242-4770 46 Barrow St, New York, NY 10014

    Sing, dance, and celebrate with hands-on activities for the whole family including drum circles, arts & crafts, and music from Mozart for Munchkins’ ...
  • Brilla Bronx Community Celebration
    Brilla Bronx Community Celebration
    September 30 @ 10am - 2pm

    Bronx, NY, USA, Bronx, NY, USA, The Bronx, NY

    Brilla Schools Community Celebration Join us for a joy-filled day from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Brilla Schools Community Celebration in TWO LOCATIONS in The ...

Sunday, Oct 1, 2023

  • Cardio Dance
    FREE Dance
    Cardio Dance
    October 1 @ 9am - 10am

    Dance Room, 35-47 W 134th St, New York, NY 10037

    This creative and fun workout fuses dance and aerobics to improve cardio fitness and tone the body.
  • STRONG Nation®
    FREE Fitness
    Strong Nation®
    October 1 @ 10am - 11:30am

    Handball Courts, 440 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

    STRONG Nation® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to ...
  • Love and Clay: Couples' Pottery Class - Upper West Side - Pottery Class by Classpop!™
    Love And Clay: Couples' Pottery Class - Upper West Side - Pottery Class By Classpop!™
    October 1 @ 10am - 12pm

    Pottery Studio 1 - Upper West Side, 216 W 104th St, NYC, NY 10025

    Satisfying, relaxing pottery class led by an experienced pottery instructor through Classpop! Learn different approaches to the craft and create a ...
  • Family Art Project: Print and Fly with Monarch Butterflies
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Family Art Project: Print And Fly With Monarch Butterflies
    October 1 @ 10am - 1pm

    Wave Hill House, Wave Hill Public Garden & Cultural Center, 4900 Independence Ave, Bronx, NY 10471

    The monarch butterfly begins its migration in Sepember, heading thousands of miles south for the winter. With bold, painterly marks, make large-scale wings, to ...
  • Summer on the Husdon: Monuments Tour of Riverside Park
    FREE Education
    Summer On The Husdon: Monuments Tour Of Riverside Park
    October 1 @ 10:30am - 12pm

    General Grant National Memorial (Grant's Tomb), 501 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10024

    The New York Historical Society and Summer on the Hudson partner for a monuments tour of Riverside Park, an Olmstead gem and one of New York City’s Scenic ...
  • Kids Kino: Mission Ulja Funk
    Kids Kino: Mission Ulja Funk
    October 1 @ 11am - 12:30pm

    Goethe-Institut New York, 30 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

    The German Film Office is pleased to announce Mission Ulja Funk as its first Kids Kino screening this fall. Unless otherwise stated, all films in this series ...
  • Athletic Conditioning
    FREE Fitness
    Athletic Conditioning
    October 1 @ 11am - 12pm

    Ballfields, DeWitt Clinton Park, 11th Ave. &, W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

    This athletic conditioning workout will engage your entire body to elevate your heart rate, strengthen muscles, and improve coordination and balance. Class ...
  • Zumba
    FREE Dance
    October 1 @ 11am - 12pm

    Gorman Playground, Gorman Playground, 25th Ave. & 84th St, 13268 85th St, Queens, NY 11369

    Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, ...
  • Beginner Yoga
    FREE Fitness
    Beginner Yoga
    October 1 @ 11am - 12pm

    Sobelsohn Playground, 117-24 Park Ln S, Queens, NY 11418

    Connect with yourself in Beginner Yoga, a class to be enjoyed by all.Experience a fun and light-hearted, beginner flow that will move you seamlessly from Sun ...
  • Nature's Workshop: Nature Calligraphy
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Nature's Workshop: Nature Calligraphy
    October 1 @ 11am - 12:30pm

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

    Learn how nature influences the art of Chinese calligraphy and learn to write some words yourself. Learn the evolution of symbols representing the natural ...

More Free Things To Do in NYC This Weekend

Besides many free events listed in our NYC Free Events this Weekend calendar above, here are some more Free Things to Do in NYC This Weekend:

Tour the Brooklyn Brewery
No-cost tours every half hour from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Brooklyn Brewery offers no-cost daytime tours on Saturdays and Sundays. Guests can also visit the brewery’s tasting room and explore a selection of food trucks while enjoying a beer-themed afternoon. Each tour is limited to 40 people. 79 North 11th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn -

Go Shopping at Brooklyn Flea
A flea market that has been popular for a decade. People from all over Manhattan flock to Brooklyn Flea in DUMBO every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during its run from April through October. Vendors show up with unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that range from clothing and jewelry to sculptures and crafts. Brooklyn Flea also hosts a number of highly acclaimed food vendors. Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza at Anchorage Place and Pearl Street in Brooklyn -

Listen to Live Jazz Music
Barbès is a renowned jazz club that doesn't charge a cover fee. People from around the city find their way to Barbès to hear live jazz music. The bar features a small back room where all of the musical magic happens. Unlike most bars in the city, Barbès doesn't charge a cover fee to hear some of the best jazz musicians in the NYC. What's more, drink prices here are extremely reasonable. This is an amazing place to be on a Saturday night. 376 9th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn - 

See a Live Improv Show at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Chelsea
A no-cost show from a comedy group that has launched plenty of comedy stars. The no-charge Sunday night Upright Citizens Brigade improv show is one of the highlights of the weekend for New Yorkers. You never know which celebrity is going to show up as the guest monologist at this fun event. Guests should plan to get in line by 6:30 p.m. if they want to snag a ticket and be able to attend the 9:30 show. 555 W 42nd Street in New York, NY -

Do Yoga in the Park
Socrates Sculpture Park offers yoga classes on weekends during the summer. Free yoga classes are available at Socrates Sculpture Park on Saturdays and Sundays from May 19 to Sept. 16. Saturday classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday classes are from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. All expert levels are invited to participate. Vernon Blvd in Long Island City, NY - 

Music on the Hudson
As the days get longer, what’s better than sliding into the weekend with free live music down by the Hudson? Head down to the Hudson River for free music and an evening of classical music. Hudson River Park | 

Party Like You're in LA
Let the good times roll! Project Parlor’s backyard will make you feel like you’re at a Southern California house party. DJs spin the tunes while you chow down on Bowie’s BBQ. Beer is free as long as supplies last! 742 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY |

Empandas and Egg Rolls
Cultural delights await you on in the Lower East Side. Watch Peking Opera performers or take a free language lesson at this enormous block party. Grub is available for a price. Lower East Side |

Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Get ready for Coney Island’s 36th annual Mermaid Festival with barely clad sex vixens on grandioso floats. If you’re down, you can even dress up and try to win the coveted title of Queen Mermaid or King Neptune. Where: Coney Island |

Vogue on Sunday
What started as a ceremony of expression has now become the dance of choice. Voguing is to Sunday and brunch is to NYC. Not sure where to go? Check out House of Magnifique or House of Lavin. Where: East Village |

Tribeca Drive-In
Tribeca's drive-in at Westfield World Trade Center is back with its summer series of movies alfresco in the Oculus Plaza. In addition live music and tasty tidbits (for sale), you get to kick back and watch classics like The Princess and the Frog. Tribeca |

Get Punked
Summer is the perfect time to scope out new music venues. Especially for free. If you’re short on cash, check on all of the summer events on Randall Island, which includes a punk fest. You can rage to more than 70 bands and let those frustrations out. Randall Island | 

Broadway in Bryant Park
If you haven't been able to score a pair of tickets for a Broadway show, you're in luck. Both on and off Broadway performers are bringing the show to you in Bryant Park. Bryant Park |

Pet Day is the Best Day
Take your four-legged pal for a ride on the Wonder Wheel at this annual event. Dress to impress and your pet can even with a $150 Petco gift certificate to buy everything your furry friend desires. Various Locations | 

Rubin from the Block
Everyone Knows Jenny from the Block, but have you ever heard of Rubin? Check out this outdoor art festival where you can relax in a mobile garden, build an imaginary future city and watch sand mandala performances. Brooklyn Popcorn Truck and Van Leeuwen ice cream are on hand to keep your tummy happy. 150 West 17th St |

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