24 Free Events, Activities and Things to Do in New York

If you’re in New York on a budget, don’t worry, there are plenty of events for you to choose from, too. Check out the article where we put together a list of activities and events you won’t have to pay for! If you’re into sports, you’ll be able to find a free running group or a yoga class. Do you like music? There’s a free concert waiting for you! Keen on art? Find an exhibition or a museum free of charge! Whatever it is that sparks your interest, you can always have fun in New York even with a tight budget.

There are free lifestyle gatherings and cultural events to enjoy in New York. You won't miss online happenings… It’s so easy to find something that suits you!
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AniTOMO Manga & Anime Convention
A Convention Unlike Any Other Hosted By Brooklyns Own AniTOMO Con at Japan Village Join us for our second annual …
20 July
Sensing a Memory
Does the aroma of freshly baked cookies transport you back to your childhood kitchen Or does the scent of fresh-cut …
19 July
Intern Queen Party- NYC
The Annual Intern Queen Party is coming to you live from NEW YORK CITY This is the 14th year of …
23 July
WORK! - Drake Vs. Rihanna (Hip Hop + R&B Nite)
Join us at Drom in Manhattans East Village as we celebrate the music of two of the greatest names in …
20 July
BMS SUMMERFEST 2024
BMS SUMMERfEST 2024 Join us for an exciting in-person event at 592 Rockaway Avenue BMS SUMMERFEST 2024 is the ultimate …
20 July
Author Event! Zibby Books x Tombolo x Billion Oyster Project
Join us at the Tombolo NYC Flagship to celebrate Joselyn Takacs and the publication of pearce-oystersgtspangt Tequila amp oysters included, …
18 July
LET IT HAPPEN (Tame Impala Dance Party)
Its gonna feel so good... Join us at Drom in Manhattans East Village as we celebrate the music of Tame …
19 July
NYC Pickleball Summer Happy Hour (NEW DATE JULY 17TH)
Kick it with us at Paragon Sports on Wednesday July 17, 2024 from 6-8 PM, and see all your favorite …
17 July
PLANET YES · Down to Clown
Welcome to Planet Yes every Thursday, we blast off to a different universe Each week is a new destination as …
25 July
Early Morning Opening: Speed and Style: Supersonic Flight
Early Morning OpeningThe Intrepid Museum offers Early Morning Openings for children with autism or sensory sensitivities and their families before …
20 July
New York Tech Career Fair: Exclusive Tech Hiring Event
Tech Career Fair We will be hosting a virtual Tech Career Fair with our hiring partners from fast growing startups …
26 July
PLANET YES · brat vs. Midwest Princess
Welcome to Planet Yes every Thursday, we blast off to a different universe Each week is a new destination as …
18 July
2024 Caribbean Heritage Celebration
On July 24th, City amp State NY and Spectrum are hosting the 2024 Caribbean Heritage Celebration This celebration will be …
24 July
Freelancer Summer Smile Event w/ Wally
Join Freelancers Union at Wally Healths Williamsburg location for a night of free Airflow cleaning demos, professional headshots, happy hour, …
18 July
River & Blues: Hurray for the Riff Raff
Alynda Segarra, gtspangt founder, has been something of a modern Huck Finn, an itinerant traveler whose adventures prompt art that …
18 July
River & Blues: Leela James
What sets the acclaimed RampB and soul singer-songwriter, Leela James apart is her fearless approach to music. She has remained …
25 July
IronStrength in Herald Square with Big Rufus and the Zumba All Stars!
Herald Square here we come IronStrength and Zumba for 60 minutes after workYou are invited to join IronStrength NYC for …
17 July
Zumba with Maria Assis
Zumba with Maria Assis Come join us to dance on the High Line Zumba is a Latin inspired dance fitness …
24 July
JUSTWORSHIPEXPERIENCE(JWE)
Welcome to JUSTWORSHIPEXPERIENCEJWE Come join us for an unforgettable evening of music, prayer, and community at 182-10 Liberty Ave. Get …
20 July
In-Person Lecture: "Looking at Bookbindings from Cambridge and Elsewhere"
Renowned scholar David Pearson will lecture on findings that culminated in his recent book, Cambridge Bookbinding 1450-1770 The Legacy Press, …
18 July
River & Blues: Abraham Alexander
The album SeaSons , from Abraham Alexander is a lush, seductive affair that showcases a singer-songwriters beguiling voice one which …
1 August
AFTER MIDNIGHT - CHAPPELL ROAN DANCE PARTY
A night of bubblegum pop disco for drama queens and kingsAlex Jay plays music by Chappell Roan and friends at …
26 July
Person Place Thing: Claire Weisz NA with Randy Cohen
A live recording at the National Academy of Design of Person Place Thing , featuring host Randy Cohen in conversation …
15 July
Mix & Match Summer Bash
Join us for a fun cocktail party to close out Summer Market at Grande Central. Mix and match hardware finishes …
24 July
Whichever event you decide to attend, we’re sure you will have lots of fun! To find even more exciting events, explore New York by category: check the latest beauty and fashion trends, make new friends, enjoy a concert of your favorite band, go spiritual, relish art, party like never before, take a tour, polish a skill, advance in your career, get healthy, enjoy some family time, get down to the IT business, or find an activity you can do at home.
The choice is yours!