10 Surprisingly Free Things That You Can Do In New York City

Ride The Staten Island Ferry

The City of New York provides this bright orange boat service every day between the St. George boat Terminal on Staten Island and the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan. It is a free service.

Check Out Museum Free Admission Days And Hours

In New York City, most museums and other public places charge to enter, but some have days or times when the fees are waived totally.

Go Kayaking In Hudson River Park

These lessons are offered by Manhattan Community Boathouse at Pier 96 in Manhattan’s Hudson River Park during certain months and dates of the year.

Watch A Parade

Throughout the year, New York City is the scene for parades celebrating certain holidays or cultural heritages.

Take A Walk In the Park

Even though Central Park is a must-see and has some free events, there are many other parks in Manhattan and the other areas of the city that are just as interesting.

Cross A Pedestrian Bridge

A fair amount of NYC bridges offer free pedestrian access, with the most well-known of them all being the Brooklyn Bridge.

Catch A Summer Movie Night

During the summer months, catch a flick for free during various movie night series held at different NYC locations.

Pay Your Respects At The 9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 National Memorial & Museum has twin waterfall pools with bronze parapets listing the names of 9/11 and 1993 World Trade Center bombing victims.

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