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.

THIS WEEKEND

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019

  • Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    February 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 - ...
  • Black Film Festival
    FREE Film, Media & Entertainment
    Black Film Festival
    February 23 @ 9:30am - 7pm

    Nyack College, Pardington Hall: Olson Auditorium, 1 South Boulevard, Nyack, New York

    Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a film for everyone in the family A talkback session will follow each movie Free and open to the ...
  • NY INDONESIAN FOOD BAZAAR
    FREE Food & Drink
    Ny Indonesian Food Bazaar
    February 23 @ 11am - 5pm

    St. James's Parish House, 8407 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY, 11373

    It has been a great start to the new year of pig 2019 and to everyone who requested more, we are giving you more. We will be having a month of February which ...
  • Caribbean Dreams - Brunch & Day Party
    FREE Music
    Caribbean Dreams - Brunch & Day Party
    February 23 @ 11am - 7pm

    Solomon & Kuff Rum Hall, 2331 12th Avenue, New York, NY, 10027

    Winter is here! Let The Alumni Group transport you to the islands at our brunch and day party featuring Caribbean cuisine and music! At Solomon & Kuff Rum ...
  • Ladies Love [UNL] Brunch
    FREE Food & Drink
    Ladies Love [Unl] Brunch
    February 23 @ 11am - 6pm

    Sweet Brooklyn Bar, 608 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11216

    Every Saturday from 11a-6p Music by DJ Trase UNLIMITED options available // groups welcome emails us for reservations [email protected]
  • Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Saturdays
    FREE Food & Drink
    Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Saturdays
    February 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 ...
  • Destination Bed Stuy: Art, Hip Hop & Murals at BKLYN COMMONS
    FREE Performing & Visual Arts
    Destination Bed Stuy: Art, Hip Hop & Murals At Bklyn Commons
    February 23 @ 12pm - 4pm

    BKLYN Commons, 7 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY, 11206

    Destination Bed Stuy: Art, Hip Hop & Murals symposium will shed light on the borough’s outstanding contribution to Hip Hop Culture through the lens of art. In ...
  • Welcome Back to Wakanda: The Black Panther Anniversary Brunch Party
    FREE Film, Media & Entertainment
    Welcome Back To Wakanda: The Black Panther Anniversary Brunch Party
    February 23 @ 12pm - 6pm

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

    The Black Panther Movie is a cultural phenomenon that should be celebrated in a major way! Join myself and my bro Tim Grae as we ENCOURAGE you to come out in ...
  • TINDER SINGLES BRUNCH PARTY
    FREE Food & Drink
    Tinder Singles Brunch Party
    February 23 @ 12pm - 7pm

    Row House, 2128 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY, 10026

    2.23.19 TINDER SINGLES BRUNCH PARTY * "Let's Meet & Mingle If Your Single" ROW HOUSE 2128 8th Ave & 115th St 12pm - 7pm $25, 2 HOURS UNLIMITED MIMOSA'S or ...
  • Win Tickets - To Taste of Africa Week Events
    FREE Food & Drink
    Win Tickets - To Taste Of Africa Week Events
    February 23 @ 1pm - 8pm

    MIST Harlem, 46 W 116th St, New York, NY, 10026

    SHOP+ EAT+ MUSIC + DANCE - Join us at the African Pop-Up Festival NYC on Saturday February 23. How To Win Tickets Below Answer the question below ...

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019

  • Dalit Film and Cultural Festival (DALIFF)
    FREE Film, Media & Entertainment
    Dalit Film And Cultural Festival (Daliff)
    February 24 @ 10am - 7pm

    The New School, Starr Foundation Hall (UL102), University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10003

    Conceived by the US Ambedkarites (a nonprofit organization), and in partnership with Barnard College of Columbia University and Global Studies and Media ...
  • The Bestie Brunch Part 2
    FREE Food & Drink
    The Bestie Brunch Part 2
    February 24 @ 11am - 8pm

    Tillys BKLYN, 1223 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11216

    We are extremely excited to announce the second installation of the #BestieBrunchNYC! After spending countless birthdays together, planning parties, brunches ...
  • Afrobeats Rhythm & Brunch
    FREE Food & Drink
    Afrobeats Rhythm & Brunch
    February 24 @ 11am - 5pm

    Amarachi, 189 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

    Sunday mornings should be easy going and we have the vibe just for it. The newest Afrobeats and R&B from all eras to help you enjoy your Sunday Brunch. DJ E.O. ...
  • Good Lyfe Sunday Brunch at Counter & Bodega (Ladies Drink Free)
    FREE Food & Drink
    Good Lyfe Sunday Brunch At Counter & Bodega (Ladies Drink Free)
    February 24 @ 11am - 5pm

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

    The Good Lyfe Sunday Brunch & Day Party Counter and Bodega (266 West 23rd Street) Music by DJ Sam R Ladies Drink for FREE 11am-3:30pm(Only Sangria, Mimosa & ...
  • Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Sundays
    FREE Food & Drink
    Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Sundays
    February 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 ...
  • SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL : ST LUCIA'S INDEPENDENCE BRUNCH
    FREE Food & Drink
    Simply Beautiful : St Lucia's Independence Brunch
    February 24 @ 12pm - 8pm

    Caribbean Social, 847 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11226

    S I M P L Y B E A U T U F U L ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ THE LAND
  • The Evolution of Trap: A Southern Hip-Hop, Trap, & R&B Brunch & Day Party
    FREE Music
    The Evolution Of Trap: A Southern Hip-Hop, Trap, & R&B Brunch & Day Party
    February 24 @ 12pm - 7pm

    MIST Harlem, 46 West 116th Street, New York, NY, 10026

    Remember when MTV actually played music videos instead of all those ratchet reality TV shows? At one time, music videos were a really BIG DEAL! C’mon… you know ...
  • NYC Beer Week-Foam/Industrial Arts/Oxbow/Rare Barrel/TRVE/Good Beer Hunting
    FREE Food & Drink
    Nyc Beer Week-Foam/Industrial Arts/Oxbow/Rare Barrel/Trve/Good Beer Hunting
    February 24 @ 12pm - 11pm

    The Well, 272 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11206

    Total and complete honor to be kicking off NYC Beer Week with 5 of the most celebrated breweries in the country! Foam Brewers, Industrial Arts Brewing Company, ...
  • Live Samba Music @ Samba
    FREE Music
    Live Samba Music @ Samba
    February 24 @ 12pm - 3:30pm

    Samba Kitchen, 661 9th Avenue, New York, NY, 10036

    What is Samba? Samba is the rhythm of Brazil, an infectious musical style that emerged from African rhythms brought by the slaves to Bahia and Rio de Janeiro ...
  • Art Exhibition
    FREE Performing & Visual Arts
    Art Exhibition
    February 24 @ 1pm - 6pm

    Askan, 151 Orchard Street, New York, NY, 10002

    LIVE PAINTING/ GALLERY EXHIBTION FREE DRINK W/ RSVP ARTWORK BY NEW YORK CITY BASED ARTIST + ROGER RIDLEY ( @ROGER.RIDLEY) + MR. JOHNWRIGHT (@MR.JOHNWRIGHT) + ...

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 - http://brooklynbrewery.com/visit/visiting-the-brooklyn-brewery

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 - http://brooklynflea.com/

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 - http://www.barbesbrooklyn.com/about.html 

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 - https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com/

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 - http://socratessculpturepark.org/programevent/free-yoga/ 

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 | hudsonriverpark.org 

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 | nymag.com/listings/bar/project-parlor

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 | timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/egg-rolls-egg-creams-empanadas-festival

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 | coneyisland.com/programs/mermaid-parade

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 | eventbrite.com/d/ny--new-york/vogue/

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 | tribecafilm.com/drive-in

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 | randallsisland.org 

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 | nycgo.com/events/broadway-in-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 | stores.petco.com/ny/newyork/pet-supplies-newyork-ny-778.html?cm_mmc=GMapsPet-_-NY-_-NewYork-_-778 

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 | rubinmuseum.org

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