How can you find free events in New York City?


Quick Answer

A number of online resources list free events and activities in New York City, such as the NYC & Company website, the Time Out New York website and the NYC Parks website. It is possible to search for events on each site by date, type and location.

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The official NYC & Company website has a Free in NYC section that lists free museums and attractions, TV show tapings, free activities for kids, free tours, and free parks and gardens. NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization of New York City, and it is a resource for visitors and residents to find all types of events in all boroughs.

The official Time Out New York website has a listing of free things to do in NYC under its events calendar section. The official NYC parks website lists the cost of all events, the majority of which are free.

Free things to do in New York City include major tourist destinations in Manhattan such as Times Square, Chinatown, Rockefeller Center and Central Park. Prospect Park in Brooklyn is also a popular free attraction. Many attractions are free on certain days for children, students and seniors, such as the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the Museum of the Moving Image and the New York Hall of Science.

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