Top 10 FREE Things to do in New York!

New York City is one of my favorite cities to visit.

And it’s especially great when you can find some little gems that people might not think about.

So here are my top 10 free things to do in New York City! This news will make you happy.

Let’s start with #10:

10. Upright Citizens Brigade

New York has produced and attracted many of America’s great comedians. From Jack Benny to Jerry Seinfeld, there’s always stand up comedy.

And at select nights during the week, you can get in free. Just go to to find out what’s going on when you’re in town.

9. El Museo del Barrio

Every third Saturday of any month, El Museo del Barrio celebrates Super Sabado, showcasing 800 years of Latino art and culture.

8. New York Public Library

This library hosts many free lectures and readings. Look it up for their schedule.

7. Want a free beer?

The Brooklyn Brewery has free tours on the half hour every Saturday and Sunday and you can get a sample of their brew during the tour too!

6. Open House New York

Experience some of the finest architecture in the city including churches and government buildings, held in October every year.

Now let’s explore the top of the list of top 10 FREE things you can do in New York City.

5. Chelsea Art Galleries

Over in Chelsea many art galleries have FREE entry on Thursday nights.

There are often free openings with free refreshments and little nibbles to enjoy along with the art. Take advantage of the art and a drink too!

4. Downtown Boathouse Kayaks

You probably wouldn’t think this was possible, but you can get a kayak for FREE at certain locations along the Hudson River and also Governor’s Island.

I know some of you would really love some water sports.

3. TV Shows

Guess what?  You can be part of a TV show audience for FREE at one of the famous TV shows that are produced in New York City.

Click here to get pick a show and get tickets! Pretty cool huh?

2. New York Philharmonic in the Park

The city’s Philharmonic orchestra appears in Central Park during the summer months and in all five boroughs of the city.

Bring a blanket to sit on, some drinks and snacks and enjoy an evening of beautiful music.

And finally the NUMBER ONE thing in our top 10 FREE things is …..

1. Staten Island Ferry

This is such a pleasant surprise and it’s FREE!

The ferry will take you past many landmarks including New York Harbour, the Statue of Liberty and the magnificent New York skyline. Plus many others.

And you don’t pay a thing for the tour. No wonder it’s a top #1 choice of many tourists and residents alike.

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