Do you love doing stuff for free? So do we, obviously, especially considering how often this wild city breaks the bank. We’re coming at you with 11 free events and activities that are going down in New York City this fall. If it’s free, it’s for us.
Weekend tours at Beersmiths in Astoria are absolutely free. At the end of the tour, you’ll be presented with sample-size pours of the beer on tap. They offer free samples of any of their beer, any time.
Brooklyn Brewery offers free tours every half-hour from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. To get into these free tours you definitely need to grab a ticket, and those are released just about an hour before each tour.
Grab some apple cider, some whiskey, perhaps apple juice and vodka (or whatever your choice of beverage may be) and head down to Washington Square Park, Prospect Park, Randall’s Island or ride the free ferry to Governor’s Island.
This year’s Halloween Harvest Festival will take place on October 24th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m at Socrates Sculpture Park. This festival bursts with Halloween joy, replete with art and costume making workshops, face painting, and harvest food.
The Bronx Zoo is “pay-what-you-wish” on Wednesdays. Which means that Wednesdays are the best days. What goes on at the 265-acres of the Bronx Zoo? Let’s see. They’ve got camel rides, penguin feedings, a wild Asia monorail, and a butterfly garden.
Entry to the famed Museum of Modern Art is free between 4 and 8 p.m. on Fridays thanks to UNIQLO’s sponsorship. Your free UNIQLO admission ticket permits you to visit every single one of the MoMa’s galleries, exhibitions and films.
The New York Botanical Garden is free all day on Wednesdays, and from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. If you feel like playing hooky, hitting it up after work, or rising with the birds on Saturday, get yourself to the Bronx.
The New York Aquarium is “pay what you wish” from 3 p.m. until close on Fridays. It’s located beside the ocean on the Coney Island Boardwalk, and it’s a great way to befriend some of nature’s friendliest aquatic pals.
Wave Hill is free from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays. It’s a 28-acre public garden and cultural center, and aside from being completely gorgeous, it’s also a hub for artistry and culture in the Bronx.