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    20 Free (Yes, Actually Free) Things To Do In New York City

    See the city without spending a cent.

    There's no beating around the bush: New York City is expensive. But there are plenty of free activities you can take advantage of in the Big Apple. Here: 20 totally free ways to spend a day in the city.

    1. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge

    2. Explore the food stalls at Smorgasburg or any of the city's market places.

    3. Get lost in the New York Public Library.

    4. Go gallery-hopping in Chelsea.

    5. Explore the sites and statues around Central Park.

    6. Take a free tour of the Brooklyn Brewery.

    7. Or wander around one of the city's many farmer's markets.

    8. Spend an afternoon on the High Line.

    9. Take a scenic cruise on the Staten Island ferry.

    10. Picnic in a park.

    11. Watch a street performance.

    12. Take advantage of free Museum hours.

    13. Take a free walking tour of a new neighborhood.

    14. Hit the beach.

    15. Find an outdoor movie night.

    16. Take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge Park

    17. Join a free yoga class.

    18. Stop and smell the roses at the Botanical Gardens.

    19. Catch a free comedy show.

    20. Or listen to live music.