Free Things to do in New York

Are there free things to do in New York? Yes there are! New York is one of the most expensive cities to go to, and doing these free activities can help if you’re on a budget! And that’s not the only advantage: the free activities are actually often fun to do! You can try yoga in the park or take the Roosevelt Tram for example. I’ve listed a number of (seasonal) activities that you can do when you’re in New York.

Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island ferry is a free ferry that runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week between Manhattan and Staten Island. From the boat you will have a…

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Wi-Fi in New York

Free Wi-Fi in New York

Using Wi-Fi in New York (wireless internet) is very handy if you want to quickly check emails, visit NewYorkCity.uk or to share something on Facebook! Luckily, there are many places in…

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Central Park in New York

Central Park

Central Park is a large park in the middle of Manhattan. Spanning from 59th to 110th Street (and from Fifth to 8th Avenue) and was constructed artificially with bits of untouched…

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Brooklyn Bridge in New York

Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge was built between 1869 and 1883 and was opened in May 1883. It was the first bridge in the world to be suspended by steel. For a…

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9/11 Memorial in New York

9/11 Memorial in New York

The 9/11 Memorial in New York, is the name of the memorial site at Ground Zero, that was built to honour the victims of the attacks at the World Trade…

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Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York

Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York

Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York is located, as the name suggests, right under Brooklyn Bridge, on the water. The 34-hectare park is known for its gardens, footpaths along the…

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Parks in New York

Parks in New York

There are plenty of beautiful parks in New York where you can retreat from the city. Despite New York being known for having the highest skyscrapers in the world, there…

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Free Films in Bryant Park

Free Films in Bryant Park

New York is the backdrop of many films. Every summer you can enjoy watching free films in the open air of the Bryant Park during the HBO Bryant Park Summer…

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Broadway in Bryant Park

Broadway in Bryant Park

Broadway in Bryant Park is a free summer event where you can see performances of hits from the most popular Broadway musicals. Both on- and off-Broadway shows are represented at this…

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Janes Carousel in New York

Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn

Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn is a beautiful authentic carousel, situated in a square glass building. This way you can always take a ride, rain or shine. Go with or without…

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Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island in New York

Roosevelt Island in New York is located on the East River. The Island was named after former president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt and belongs to the district…

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Roosevelt Tram New York

Roosevelt Island Tram New York

Roosevelt Island Tram in New York is not exactly 100% free, but because most tourists have Unlimited Metro passes, I have decided to include it anyway. A must see! The…

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Governors Island New York

Governors Island New York

Governors Island New York is a small island 5 minutes away from Downtown Manhattan. The island is the place to escape the urban jungle, to have a stunning view of…

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Grand Central Termina

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal opened on the 2nd of February, 1913, with its very first train leaving at 12:20. Many people still call it Grand Central Station; the name of the former railway…

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New York Markets

New York Markets

New York markets are an affordable alternative to regular grocery shopping. Therefore, many New Yorkers often shop at the variety of markets around the city. The produce is often fresher and much cheaper. In…

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Public Library by night in New York

Public Library New York

The Public Library New York is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. The building is known for its beautiful interior. Besides the worthwhile visit to the…

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Yoga Bryant Park People

Free Yoga in Bryant Park

Free yoga in Bryant Park is a not only for yogis but for anyone who’d like to practise while in New York. There are many yoga schools and institutions but…

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Dancing in Bryant Park

Free Dance Classes in Bryant Park

At this popular city Park in the centre of New York there are a number of activities that you can participate in. Take part in relaxing activities such as Tai Chi…

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Taï Chi New York

Free Tai Chi in New York

Like the Yoga classes, it’s also free to participate in Tai Chi classes in middle of Bryant Park in Manhattan. Tai Chi is a movement sport that originated in China…

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Brooklyn Beach Shack

Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park New York

The pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park New York is a pool with a view. If you happen to be in New York and you feel like a little relaxation in…

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MoMA in New York - Free Entrance

Free Entrance to MoMA New York

You can visit MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) absolutely free. MoMA is one of the largest art museums in New York City. Free visits are only available on Friday evenings…

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Free Audio Tour New York

Free Audio Tour New York

Did you know that New York was originally called New Amsterdam? Want to learn about how the Dutch founded New York? Then download a free audio tour on your PC,…

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Bird Watching

Free Bird Tour in New York

In a big city like New York, there are some things you might not expect. For example, a lot of different birds. Discover them yourself with a free bird tour…

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