6 Amazing Free Activities in NYC for #NoPayNovember

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They say that nothing in life is truly “free”, and that it is doubly so in NYC… but they’d be wrong. If, like us, you frivolously blew all your paycheck on trivial things like food, rent and hygiene (yes, I’m being sarcastic) then SecretNYC has the answer. Let us show you the best things to do in the city without spending a penny… at least on a cover charge. Here you’ll find everything from art to nightlife. Enjoy:

Broadway Bites
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  • Where – Broadway Bites – Broadway & West 32nd Street, Manhattan, 10001
  • When – November 15-17 from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm

Wanting to try all New York’s most amazing foods but don’t have the time? Now you do! Broadway Bites is a seasonal culinary pop-up market in Greeley Square Park that brings together a diverse group of chefs, small culinary businesses and artisan producers, all in the heart of Midtown.

Ben Arnon “Rio” Photography Exhibit
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  • Where – Chelsea Market – 75 9th Avenue, 10011
  • When – Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Photographs from the Olympics typically focus on great athletic feats. Ben Amon’s goal in photographing the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio was not only to make photographs highlighting epic athleticism, but also to capture every day life and the Olympic spirit as it manifested itself outside of sports venues.

Hallett Nature Sanctuary
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  • Where – Hallett Nature Sanctuary Central Park – 830 5th avenue. (East Side from 60th-62nd Streets just south of Wollman Rink.), 10065
  • When – Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm

Four acres of undisturbed, protected nature in the middle of New York… The Hallett Nature Sanctuary, with it’s immense bird population and varying animal species, has limited viewing hours, but this after-hours self-guided adventure allows participants to explore the rustic trails at their own pace.

Uniformity at The Museum at FIT
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  • Where – The Museum at FIT – 227 West 27th Street, Manhattan, 10001
  • When – November 15, 16 & 18 from 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm

Simultaneously designed to blend in and stand out, uniforms occupy a unique place in our society. This exhibit explores the dynamic history behind a variety of uniforms, considering both their social role and influence on high fashion.

Bryant Park Pop-Up Boot Camp
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  • Where – Bryant Park – 41 W 40th St, Manhattan, 10018
  • When – Wednesdays from 6:30 am until 7:00 am

The Rise NYC is a community-driven pop up fitness group and they’re inviting you to a Bryant Park boot camp on its stunning Fountain Terrace. Watch the sun rise over our city as you rotate through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees and mountain climbers, all of which will provide a healthy mix of cardio and strength training that will get you fit for the warmer months!

Freight to Flowers: High Line Winter Tour
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  • Where – The High Line at Gansevoort Stairs – Gansevoort Street and Washington Street, Manhattan, 10014
  • When – November 19, December 3, 10 & 17 from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

Brighten up your chilly day with a special 45-minute walking tour on the park’s history, design and landscape. Led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer an insider’s perspective on the space, the experience is a fantastic way to become involved in the park’s community.  Afterwards you’ll find tacos, gelato, ice pops, and more seasonal treats from our food vendors, as well as Terroir at The Porch, a full-service, open-air café serving beer, wine, and small plates with sweeping views of the Hudson River.

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Rob Grams

Rob Grams

Rob is a New York obsessed super-geek. When he's not in front of a computer writing for SecretNYC, he's on his cellphone trying to avoid eye-contact with the world in general.

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