Insider Tips for Free Things To Do In New York City 

By: Abigail Grigoryan  |  November 26, 2020

By Abigail Grigoryan

New York City is a place that is as diverse as it is unique and with an expensive reputation! This doesn’t mean you can’t find some events and activities that are completely free. You just have to know where to look! Check out these awesome tips to make the most of your New York experience! 

  1. Get the Eventbrite App

You can use the Eventbrite app to find and get tickets to for events you’re interested in. They have a whole section of just free events and classes to try. You can also use the app to reference tickets to events you’re registered to attend.

  1. Sign up for The Skint 

This daily newsletter combines all of the free or budget-friendly activities happening in New York each day. When you sign up for their newsletter, these deals and activities are sent directly to your inbox each day.

  1. Check out Art Galleries 

In Chelsea, there are dozens of free-admission galleries showcasing innovative paintings, installations, and sculptures. This is a great way to be introduced to the art scene and the shows frequently change so you won’t be bored!

  1. Check out the Brooklyn flea Market

Open every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m, Williamsburg Flea has around 150 vendors, selling everything from vintage collectibles to handmade clothing and other interesting art items. The flea market also has a space that overlooks the Manhattan skyline. 

  1. Check out the Bushwick Collective

Made by Bushwick native Joe Ficalora, the Brooklyn Collective is an unofficial graffiti museum that brings together New York City’s top street artists. Through multiple buildings and several blocks, you see their artwork all on the surface. 

  1. Indulge in Free Lectures at the MET

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides free lectures through the MET Speaks program. These lectures focus on current exhibitions, conservation projects, and the museum’s collection.