Free Things to Do in New York

Free Things to Do in New York

Whitney Museum of American Art
The Whitney Museum of American Art has a “Pay What You Wish” policy from 6pm-9pm on Fridays. Tickets include admission to all museum exhibitions as well.

Fashion Institute of Technology's Museum
The Fashion Institute of Technology’s Museum houses the largest collection of costumes, textiles and apparel. The museum has free admission all day, every day.

American Folk Art Museum
American Folk Art Museum also has free music on Fridays from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

National Museum of the American Indian
Located at the The George Gustav Heye Center in New York City, you can see many different exhibitions and learn many things about the American Culture, when visiting this Smithsonian museum.


Brooklyn Academy of Music
The Brooklyn Academy of Music opens it’s BAM Café every Friday and Saturday night for free music. It’s also a great place to go after dinner to enjoy some great jazz music.

Naumburg Orchestral Concerts
The Naumburg Orchestral Concerts presents free, outdoor classical music concerts in New York‘s Central Park. Visit their website for more information as well as to see the calendar of upcoming concerts.

Celebrate Brooklyn Concerts
Celebrate Brooklyn offers free summertime concerts in Prospect Park. You can check out Shirley Cesear, Steel Pulse, The Hackensaw Boys and more! Visit their website for the upcoming schedule.


New York City is full of places you can visit and window-shop. Canal Street is a mecca for tourists. There are blocks and blocks of street vendors that sell everything from toys and head scarves to jewelry and famous imitation designer bags. It is also a wonderful place to "people watch".

Check out some of these websites for the top premier window-shopping destinations in New York.

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