The best things in life are free, including many performances and activities in New York City. Whether you crave live music, a screen larger than your television or group activities, there is always something, somewhere, that invites you to join in at little-to-no cost.
In addition to these wallet-friendly events, check out the NYC-ARTS list of Free Museum Days.
Across from the Lincoln Center campus, this visitors' center offers staffed information desks, day-of discount tickets to Lincoln Center events, public seating and free concerts on Thursdays at 8:30 pm, and at 11 am on the first Saturday of the month.
Time spent outdoors with works of public art encourages new ideas, conversations and a welcomed flourish to an otherwise ordinary route. Take a detour on your next commute to visit one of these nearby pieces.
Many of the city’s attractions offer free entry or pay-what-you-wish options, be it for a select day of the month or evening hours every week. Use the no-cost or low-cost admittance to take a chance on the unknown or return to a favorite art work, exhibit or gallery again and again.
Chelsea Opera and the Bloomingdale School of Music present excerpts from Benjamin Perry Wenzelberg’s opera in progress, The Sleeping Beauty. Now 14-years old and a seasoned artist with major opera companies and Chelsea Opera, Benjamin began writing his opera two years ago.