Free Stuff To Do Every Day In NYC

    There are tons of ways to pretend that New York doesn't have the highest cost of living in the country. Behold, tourists and New Yorkers with sorry wallets: your guide to a free week in NYC.


    A.M.: Take a Shape Up NYC class.

    Afternoon: Take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry.

    P.M.: Watch a live jazz show at Arthur's Tavern.


    A.M.: Take a trip to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

    Early evening: Tour the Highline.

    P.M.: Get your trivia on at the Gael Pub.


    A.M.: Visit the Bronx Zoo.

    Afternoon: Check out the Museum at FIT.

    This free museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology is open from noon – 8 p.m., and at any given time, there are at least 100 objects from its collections available for public viewing. Even the non-fashion freaks among us are likely to enjoy a visit here; its world-renowned permanent collection includes dresses, accessories, textiles, photos, and more.

    PM: See a comedy show at Fat Baby.


    A.M.: Take a class at Yoga to the People.

    Early evening: Go to a wine tasting at Bottlerocket.

    P.M.: Prep those pipes for karaoke at Pinebox Rock Shop.


    A.M.: Go gallery-hopping in Chelsea.

    Afternoon: Take a Chinatown food tour.

    P.M.: Visit the MoMA.


    A.M.: Take the ferry to Governor's Island.

    Afternoon: Booze up on a beer tour.

    P.M.: Catch a show at Rockwood Music Hall.


    A.M.: Go kayaking.

    Afternoon: Visit the Studio Museum.

    P.M.: Take a meditation class.