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, Mar 2, 2024

  • Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    FREE Travel & Outdoors
    Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays
    March 2 @ 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 - ...
  • Saturday Morning Run and Coffee
    FREE
    Saturday Morning Run And Coffee
    March 2 - March 3 @ 8:45am - 11am

    15 St- Prospect Park ( F, G) Station, Prospect Park West and 15th Street (entrance to the park is across from the movie theater), Brooklyn, NY

    Come join us for a casual run in Prospect Park at 8:45 am and then have coffee etc if you like with us at Overgreen’s Cafe on Prospect Park West between 14th ...
  • Latinx Film Showcase
    FREE
    Latinx Film Showcase
    March 2 @ 12pm - 6pm

    Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center, 36 E 8th St, New York, NY

    The Latinx Project at NYU and Cinema Tropical are partnering to present an exclusive one-day film series celebrating the work of US Latinx filmmakers. The ...
  • March Saturday Gayming
    FREE
    March Saturday Gayming
    March 2 @ 1pm - 5pm

    Whole Foods Market, 450 W 33rd St, New York, NY

    Join us for a fun-filled day of board games -- party games, casual games, Eurogames, hard-core games. Feel free to bring your own games, too.
  • Free Wine Tasting at Astor Wines
    FREE Food & Drink
    Free Wine Tasting At Astor Wines
    March 2 @ 2pm - 5pm. Weekly - Saturdays

    Astor Wines & Spirits, 399 Lafayette Street, New York, New York 10003

    Astor Wines & Spirits offers free (complimentary) wine tastings on weekends and weeknights. Finding out when you can enjoy some free wine is as easy as ...
  • Chess at The Living Room at Pier 57
    FREE
    Chess At The Living Room At Pier 57
    March 2 @ 2pm - 6pm

    Market 57. Food Hall at Pier 57, 25 11th ave,, New York , NY

    I have a few chess boards, but please bring a chess board if you can. All skill levels are welcome! This is a completely free event. The "Living Room" is a ...
  • Spring Break Mixer
    $20
    Spring Break Mixer
    March 2 @ 4pm - 7pm

    The DL | Best Rooftop Lounge NYC, 95 Delancey St, New York, NY

    About Shaka Club: Take the guessing out of going out with the Shaka Club. Every week, we host an array of events for NYC’s 20- and 30-somethings. From 100+ ...
  • Free TIX to the 'Saturday Matinee' at New York Comedy Club w/ comics from TV
    FREE
    Free Tix To The 'saturday Matinee' At New York Comedy Club W/ Comics From Tv
    March 2 @ 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    New York Comedy Club, 241 E 24th St, New York, NY

    Free Admission exclusively for this meetup group and 2 drink minimum as in any comedy club. We all meet at the front bar at 4:30PM in New York Comedy Club. ...
  • Weekly Happy Hour - Offside NYC
    FREE
    Weekly Happy Hour - Offside Nyc
    March 2 @ 5pm - 7pm

    Offside NYC, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY

    Register Here! Join us at Offside for a WEEKLY Volo Pass Happy Hour! All participants get the first TWO drinks FREE! Volo Pass members get FREE access to the ...
  • High Line & Hudson Yards Date Walk (Singles Stroll)
    FREE
    High Line & Hudson Yards Date Walk (Singles Stroll)
    March 2 @ 5pm - 6:30pm

    Shake Shack Meatpacking District, 820 Washington St, New York, NY

    *TO ATTEND GET TICKETS AT - [hidden] (First 5 ladies save $5 by using discount code LADIES at checkout. Multiple groups are co-organizing. Space is limited and ...

Sunday, Mar 3, 2024

  • Highbridge Recreation Center Open House Week
    FREE Arts & Crafts
    Highbridge Recreation Center Open House Week
    March 3 @ 6am - 10pm

    Fitness Room, 2301 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10033

    Enjoy free fitness classes and activities at our recreation centers during Manhattan’s Open House Week!
  • Sunday 7:45am @ Murray Playground (7v7 x 90 min)
    $6
    Sunday 7:45am @ Murray Playground (7v7 X 90 Min)
    March 3 @ 8am - 9:30am

    Murray Playground, 21st and 45th road, Long Island City, NY

    Sunday 8am Kickoff @ Murray Playground - (7v7 90 min) • BRING A WHITE SHIRT AND A DARK SHIRT. NO CLEATS ALLOWED • ALL PLAYERS MUST READ and ACCEPT WAIVER BELOW ...
  • Dance to the Beat!
    FREE Dance
    Dance To The Beat!
    March 3 @ 10am - 10:45am

    Multi-Use Room, 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467

    A dance fitness class that will not only raise your heart rate- but your spirits as well! Come “leap to the beat” and enjoy the benefits of working out while ...
  • Young Ethical Explorers
    FREE
    Young Ethical Explorers
    March 3 @ 10:30am - 12:30pm

    New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, (At Central Park West), New York, NY

    Newcomers are always welcome! To join, please RSVP to Youth Programs Director Audrey Kindred at [hidden]. For more information about our youth and family ...
  • Gotham Go Group at Barnes and Noble Cafe 3rd floor, Union Square, Sundays
    FREE
    Gotham Go Group At Barnes And Noble Cafe 3rd Floor, Union Square, Sundays
    March 3 @ 11am - 2pm

    Barnes & Noble, 33 E 17th St, New York, NY

    Join us again for food, drinks and Go at the Union Square Barnes & Noble cafe, 3rd floor. Every Sunday! Please bring go boards and stones, as unlike ...
  • Walking Group
    FREE Fitness
    Walking Group
    March 3 @ 11am - 12pm

    De Witt Clinton Park, 601-641 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

    This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! Enjoy all of the paths and parks that NYC has to offer while ...
  • Sunday Platform
    FREE
    Sunday Platform
    March 3 @ 11am - 12pm

    New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, (At Central Park West), New York, NY

    In-person and online! For details and to join, please visit [hidden] *** Sunday Platform is our most important and long-standing community event. These ...
  • Historic New York: The Verrazano Bridge
    FREE History
    Historic New York: The Verrazano Bridge
    March 3 @ 11am - 12:30pm

    School Road and Bay Street, 1496 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10305

    Join the Rangers as they delve into the history of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and its namesake Giovanni da Verrazano. Afterward, discover your inner engineer ...
  • Walking Group
    FREE Fitness
    Walking Group
    March 3 @ 11am - 12pm

    Mets-Willets Point - LIRR Station, 100 Meridian Rd, Corona, NY 11368

    This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! Enjoy all of the paths and parks that NYC has to offer while ...
  • National Wildlife Day Hike
    FREE Nature
    National Wildlife Day Hike
    March 3 @ 11am - 12:30pm

    Forest Hill Road and Alaska Place, Forest Hill Rd/Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

    Join the Urban Park Rangers for a hike through the forest as we celebrate National Wildlife Day. There are so many species of wildlife that call our parks home.

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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