Here are 10 free things to do in New York City!
Free Cathedrals & Churches
Walking around Times Square is free.
Almost 20 museums in NYC are free every day, and a large number of museums are “suggested contrubition.” See this free museums page for a list of almost 50 museums in New York City that are free.
The Bronx Zoo is by “pay-what-you-wish donation” on Wednesdays. Normally it’s $15 (as of September, 2008 — see their website for current rates).
Visit Historic Buildings
There are many cool historic buildings in New York City.
Free TV Show Tickets
Get free tickets for many TV shows that are filmed in New York City.
Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry provides a free 25 minute ferry ride with excellent views of the City: “One guide book calls it ‘One of the world’s greatest (and shortest) water voyages.’“
Free Events, Culture & Entertainment
Find free concerts, plays, shows, poetry readings, films, dancing, jazz, tours, and more on ClubFreeTime.com.
Find free concerts in New York City including Metropolitan Opera in the Park, Mostly Mozart, JVC JazzFest, and much more.
Yes, there is such a thing as free beer, if you are over 21 years of age.