On a budget? Here are 10 awesome activities you can do for free!

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On a budget? Here are 10 awesome activities you can do for free!


Sometimes, when you finish paying the bills, you find yourself with no money left for fun. No worries! Here are 10 free ways to entertain yourself in NYC:

1. Free concerts at Rockwood Music Hall


Rockwood Music Hall hosts free concerts every night at stage 1, showcasing local bands and solo artists. Entertainment starts at 5pm on weekdays and 3pm on weekends, featuring a different act every hour. No tickets required, so pop in for as long as you want!

2. Chelsea Piers Skatepark

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If you move on wheels, this is a great place to spend an evening—no entry fee, 15,000 square feet, and cool people.

3. Big Apple Barbecue Block Party


This annual convention showcases top pitmasters from across the country, and it’s happening tomorrow! Take advantage of the cooking demonstrations and live music, and chow down on some delicious barbecue.

4. Lululemon Yoga


Every Sunday Lululemon offers you the opportunity to detox from your weekend with a free yoga class. They even provide mats for you.

5. Second Sundays at Pioneer Works

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This is a monthly event that features live musical performances and DJs. There’s no entry fee, but you must RSVP. Food and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase, but you can BYOB to save money.

6. Mobile Mondays


Every week you can attend this awesome free dance party at The Bowery Electric. Admittance is first come first served, so be sure to get there early.

7. Happy Hour Story Hour

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If you like to tell stories or to listen to them, try this weekly open mic at the Duplex. You’ll have to RSVP, and you’ll have to buy your own drinks, but they only cost $4 or $5. It’s sure to be a night full of laughs.

8. Movie Trivia at Videology

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This weekly event is well-suited for movie-buffs who want to show off their extensive useless knowledge. With free drink bonus questions in between every round, you could be set for the night without a dollar in your pocket.

9. Monday Night Movies at Huckleberry Bar


Maybe you’d rather just watch movies, not answer questions about them. Huckleberry Bar is hosting free movie nights in June, featuring films about the start of summer, like Superbad and Dazed and Confused. Free popcorn will be provided!

10. Summer Sessions @ artsBrookfield


This weekly event offers live music from some of New York’s most exciting young bands. The featured performer changes each week, and you can enjoy the music while overlooking the Hudson River.

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