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, Apr 1, 2023

  • Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    April 1 @ 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 - ...
  • Forest Fitness
    FREE Nature
    Forest Fitness
    April 1 @ 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 Dance
    April 1 @ 10am - 11am

    Dance Room, 1260 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, ...
  • Compost Volunteer Day at Heritage Farm
    FREE Tours
    Compost Volunteer Day At Heritage Farm
    April 1 @ 10am - 12pm

    Compost Demonstration Site, Weissglass Gazebo, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

    Get down and dirty! Join the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Snug Harbor for a day of service at the Heritage Farm, where you’ll get hands-on experience at one ...
  • Shearing of the Heather & Community Parade in Fort Tryon Park
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Shearing Of The Heather & Community Parade In Fort Tryon Park
    April 1 @ 10am - 12pm

    Heather Garden, Pine Lawn, Billings Lawn, Fort Tryon Park, Broadway, New York, NY 10040

    The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of our annual rite of spring – the Shearing of the Heather parade and community celebration in Fort Tryon Park. Bring ...
  • Zumba
    FREE Dance
    April 1 @ 11am - 12pm

    BronxWorks - Classic Community Center, 286 E 156th St, Bronx, NY 10451

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

    The Salvation Army Port Richmond Corps Community Center, 1295 Forest Ave, 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, ...
  • Fabled Fauna and Folklore Hike
    FREE Urban Park Rangers
    Fabled Fauna And Folklore Hike
    April 1 @ 11am - 12:30pm

    Greenbelt Nature Center, Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

    Join the Urban Park Rangers in celebrating April Fool’s Day by going on a hike and learning how fabled fauna and urban legends affect how we perceive the ...
  • Discovery Hike: Sounds of Spring
    FREE Nature
    Discovery Hike: Sounds Of Spring
    April 1 @ 11am - 12pm

    Section 2 Orchard Beach, 40 Park Dr, Bronx, NY 10464

    The birds are chirping, the frogs are croaking, the trees are creaking– what does it all mean? Join the Rangers for a meditative hike through Hunter Island to ...
  • Daze of Jane Vintage Designer & Thrifting Pop-Up
    Daze Of Jane Vintage Designer & Thrifting Pop-Up
    April 1 - April 2 @ 12pm - 5pm

    100 Sutton Studios, 100 Sutton Street #2nd FL, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    Price Range: $ - $$$ Curated Thrifting: $20 - $90 Vintage Designer Pieces: $70 +

Sunday, Apr 2, 2023

  • Underground NYC Tour (AKA Empire Beneath The Streets Group Tour)
    Underground Nyc Tour (Aka Empire Beneath The Streets Group Tour)
    April 2 @ 10am - 1pm

    Starbucks, 38 Park Row #4, New York, NY

    *TO ATTEND GET TICKETS AT - [hidden] (*Must purchase in advance. This tour sells out quickly so don't wait.) It's right under your feet, you probably ride it ...
  • Kids Kino: The Peppercorns and the Secret of the Deep Sea
    Kids Kino: The Peppercorns And The Secret Of The Deep Sea
    April 2 @ 11am - 12:30pm

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

    The German Film Office is pleased to announce a new monthly films series: Kids Kino kicks off on Sunday, April 2 with a free, popcorn-fueled screening of The ...
  • Nature's Workshop: Natural Cordage Crafting
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Nature's Workshop: Natural Cordage Crafting
    April 2 @ 11am - 12pm

    Lawn Area, 571 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

    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 skill, ...
  • Access Family Program: Nuts & Bolts (Children)Access Family Programs (Children ages 5-17)FAQs
    Access Family Program: Nuts & Bolts (Children)Access Family Programs (Children ...
    April 2 @ 11am - 1pm

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

    Access Family Programs (Children ages 5-17) The Intrepid Museum offers programs for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families on select ...
  • visiting Floyd Bennett Field (south Brooklyn)
    Visiting Floyd Bennett Field (South Brooklyn)
    April 2 @ 11am - 3pm

    Coffee Spot Cafe, 1617 Jerome Ave, Brooklyn, NY

    This is a free event! Sunday (April 2) - Only rain can stop us! This time we will visit a historical place: Floyd Bennett airfield to see the marine and land ...
  • Outdoor Skills: Camp Cooking
    FREE Urban Park Rangers
    Outdoor Skills: Camp Cooking
    April 2 @ 11am - 12pm

    Van Cortlandt Nature Center, 6040 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10471

    Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your ...
  • Bond Vet - Long Island City Pet Easter Photos
    Bond Vet - Long Island City Pet Easter Photos
    April 2 @ 12pm - 2pm

    Bond Vet - Long Island City, 47-01 Vernon Boulevard, Queens, NY 11101

    Come celebrate the Grand Opening of Bond Vet - Long Island City on Sunday, April 2nd from 12pm-2pm with an Easter Party! This event will include: Photos with ...
  • Back Outside Brunch & Day Party
    Back Outside Brunch & Day Party
    April 2 @ 12pm - 9pm

    95 South Soul Food Restaurant, 778 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

    Join Us at 95 South for Back Outside Brunch & Day Party 🍾 April 2nd, 2023 21+ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Brunch Ends at 5:00 pm 778 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn ...
  • Central Park "Cherry Blossom" Social Walk
    Central Park "Cherry Blossom" Social Walk
    April 2 @ 12pm - 1:30pm

    Tavern On the Green, W 67th St, New York, NY

    *TO ATTEND GET TICKETS AT - [hidden] (*First 5 save $5 by using discount code "5" at checkout. Just an RSVP will not hold your spot. Need to get ticket. ...
  • Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Sundays
    FREE Food & Drink
    Brooklyn Brewery - Free Tours Sundays
    April 2 @ 1pm - 6pm. 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 ...

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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