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.

WEEKEND

Saturday, Aug 31, 2019

  • Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    August 31 @ 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 - ...
  • Chelsea Farmers Market
    FREE Food & Drink
    Chelsea Farmers Market
    August 31 @ 9am - 4pm

    Down to Earth Chelsea Farmers Market, West 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10011

    The Chelsea Farmers Market brings small scale farmers and food makers to West 23rd Street off 9th Avenue every Saturday from 9am to 4pm. SNAP EBT is welcome ...
  • Morningside Park Farmers Market
    FREE Food & Drink
    Morningside Park Farmers Market
    August 31 @ 9am - 4pm

    Down to Earth Morningside Park Farmers Market, 237-331 Manhattan Avenue, New York, NY, 10026

    The Morningside Park Farmers Market brings small farms and local artisan food makers together every Saturday from 9am to 4pm at the entrance to Morningside ...
  • Hester Street Fair's Lobster & Beer
    FREE Food & Drink
    Hester Street Fair's Lobster & Beer
    August 31 @ 11am - 6pm

    Hester Street Fair, corner of Hester Street and Essex Street, Manhattan, NY, 10002

    Are you hungry for Lobster and Beer?! Of course you are! We’re back with our extra popular event Lobster & Beer for the second time this season. If you’re not ...
  • Hangover Brunch
    FREE Food & Drink
    Hangover Brunch
    August 31 @ 11am - 10pm

    Jimmy's NYC, 156 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018

    Each & Every Saturday Hangover Brunch Jimmy's NYC 156 W 38th St NY, NY 10018 Brunch 1-5 PM / DayParty 5-10 PM $40 2 course meal & unlimited drinks for 2 ...
  • Indonesian Street Festival NYC 2019
    FREE Food & Drink
    Indonesian Street Festival Nyc 2019
    August 31 @ 12pm - 5pm

    5 E 68th St, 5 East 68th Street, New York, NY, 10065

    The annual Indonesian street festival in New York, presenting you with our delightful Indonesian culinary and various cultural performances!
  • Brunch, Booze, & Beats: Brunch & Day Party - Labor Day Weekend Edition
    FREE Music
    Brunch, Booze, & Beats: Brunch & Day Party - Labor Day Weekend Edition
    August 31 @ 12pm - 7pm

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

    We know for sure that today's urban professional loves three things: Brunch, Booze, and Banging Beats! So come out to Row House on August 31st from 12:00 to ...
  • Brunch So Hard: HBCU Meets PWI Brunch & Day Party
    FREE Music
    Brunch So Hard: Hbcu Meets Pwi Brunch & Day Party
    August 31 @ 12pm - 10pm

    Soho Park, 832 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10019

    Homecoming season is upon us, so The Alumni Group (TAG) is bringing you Brunch So Hard, a unique brunch and day party experience that will finally answer the ...
  • Caribbean Vibes - Indoor & Outdoor Brunch & Day Party
    FREE Music
    Caribbean Vibes - Indoor & Outdoor Brunch & Day Party
    August 31 @ 12pm - 7pm

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

    Summer is here! Let The Alumni Group transport you to the islands at our brunch and day party featuring Caribbean cuisine and music! At Mist Harlem, we are ...
  • Summer of Hop Sounds at SingleCut Beersmiths
    FREE Food & Drink
    Summer Of Hop Sounds At Singlecut Beersmiths
    August 31 @ 12pm - 11pm

    SingleCut Beersmiths, 19-33 37th Street, Queens, NY, 11105

    Celebrate the end of summer with us & Hop Sounds DDH Kolsch

Sunday, Sep 1, 2019

  • Everybody Loves The 90's Brunch & Day Party - Labor Day Weekend Edition
    FREE Music
    Everybody Loves The 90's Brunch & Day Party - Labor Day Weekend Edition
    September 1 @ 12pm - 7pm

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

    The 70’s were groovy, the 80’s were totally awesome, but everybody knows that the 90’s were downright dope! 90’s fashion, flava, and especially the MUSIC were ...
  • FREE Brazilian Day NYC Party! Samba, Forro, Pagode, etc
    FREE Food & Drink
    Free Brazilian Day Nyc Party! Samba, Forro, Pagode, Etc
    September 1 @ 12pm - 9pm

    Point Break NYC, 12 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036

    We are back again this year for another EPIC Brazilian Day in Midtown! Come dance samba, forro, funk and pagode with our passionate staff while sipping on ...
  • Kush N' Karnival
    FREE Food & Drink
    Kush N' Karnival
    September 1 @ 1pm - 4pm

    Brooklyn, 420, Brooklyn, NY

    Join HIGHSNLO.WS for a INFUSED Labor Day Event. Infused Drinks and Caribbean Dishes are on the menu.
  • Island Vibes Bottomless Brunch & Day Party
    FREE Food & Drink
    Island Vibes Bottomless Brunch & Day Party
    September 1 @ 1pm - 10pm

    Soho Park, 832 8th Ave 50th St, New York, NY, 10019

    Sunday August 4th | 1:00PM - 11:00PM Fist Sundays At Soho Park Presents Bottomless Brunch & Day Party @ Soho Park 832 8th Ave 50th Street New York, New York ...
  • WhenChildrenWorship
    FREE Music
    Whenchildrenworship
    September 1 @ 1pm - 5pm

    Overcomers Chapel, 14 ewumi street, off ojerinde street, after LUTH, Idi-araba, Lagos

    A Worship Experience for Children and Teenagers. Joel 2:28. Psalm 23:5.
  • Island Vibes Brunch & Day Party
    FREE Food & Drink
    Island Vibes Brunch & Day Party
    September 1 @ 2pm - 10pm

    SoHo Park, 832 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10019

    Sunday | Sept 1st | 1pm-10:00PM “Island Vibes” Labor Day WeekendBottomless Brunch & Day Partyhttps://islandvibebrunch.eventbrite.com/ At Soho Park(Midtown ...
  • Barzinho Tailgate Party on Brazilian Day NYC
    FREE Music
    Barzinho Tailgate Party On Brazilian Day Nyc
    September 1 @ 2pm - 9pm

    Manhattan, New York, NY

    Every year we take over two small bars on 46th Street for a free esquenta day party on Brazilian Day before we head out to our big Baile De Favela Carnaval ...
  • Brunchaholic Seafood Sundays Music by Dj Crowd Control & Dj Nice
    FREE Food & Drink
    Brunchaholic Seafood Sundays Music By Dj Crowd Control & Dj Nice
    September 1 @ 2pm - 11pm

    Crisis Bar, 913 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 11206

    Brunchaholic Seafood Sundays Each & Every Sunday... Crisis Bar913 Broadway Brooklyn, NY#AbsolutelyNoCover Doors open 2pm-11pm Lit music by Top DJs! Don't miss ...
  • Soca Fete: Caribbean Day Party
    FREE Music
    Soca Fete: Caribbean Day Party
    September 1 @ 3pm - 9pm

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

    Dance to the beat of island heat! Splash in the sounds of Soca, Dancehall, and Afrobeat jams. Feel the freedom, find your vibe, live your tropical beach life ...
  • Labor Day Dance Party w/Coco + Breezy
    FREE Music
    Labor Day Dance Party W/Coco + Breezy
    September 1 @ 3pm - 9pm

    51 35th Street, Courtyard 5/6, Brooklyn, NY, 11232

    The reality is that if you're staying in town for the holiday weekend, your fire escape probably doesn't tick the box for that outdoor party you want to throw ...

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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