Visit one of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original govermental function with a public tour run by the city's Design Commission. No reservation is required for tours on Wednesday.
At the Federal Reserve, tours teach visitors about the role of the New York Fed and the Federal Reserve System in setting monetary policy and let New Yorkers explore the gold vault, 80 feet below Street level. Tours require a reservation of at least 30 days in advance.
The massive club with four bars, features three levels of live music, stand up comedy, vendors, arcade games, and private karaoke lounges. Check out the Brooklyn Bazaar's schedule for free or super cheap nightly events.
Just one-third of a mile long, this promenade has been called one of the most romantic spots in Brooklyn. With sweeping views of the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan Skyline and iconic Brooklyn Bridge, the spot is priceless.And right next door, the Brooklyn Bridge offers a ton of free events daily.
At this spot on Wall Street, George Washington took the oath of office and was the site of the first congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. The memorial is open all year from Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm and admission is free.
As the country's first immigration station before Ellis Island, Castle Clinton welcomed more than 8 million people between 1855 and 1890. It also was formerly a beer garden, a theater, and home to the New York Aquarium. The national is free and open every day from 8am to 8pm.
Get ready to sweat it out at Hudson River Park's 14th Street Park in free 45-minute classes every Tuesday night during the summer. Classes include dance cardio, boxing, pilates and more. Sign up online to reserve a spot.
If in need of a relaxing retreat, head to Shambhala for silent, public meditation sessions. Public sittings classes are available for drop-ins every Thursday 6pm-7pm, Friday 6pm-7pm and Sunday 9am-11am.
The Gotham Writer's Workshop is the largest adult - education club in the USA. The group provides a host of free classes and workshops for those interested in memoir writing, fiction, screening and everything in between, with no registration needed.
23. 9/11 Memorial
Located in a simple, spacious wide-open plaza in Lower Manhattan, this memorial to the lost lives of 9/11 is an essential feature of New York City. The memorial is free to visit.
The Trinity Church has been significant to New York City's history for over 300 years. In 1696, Governor Benjamin Fletcher approved the purchase of land in Lower Manhattan by the Church of England community for construction of a new church. The parish received its charter from King William III on May 6, 1697. Admission is free.
Pete's Candy Store, which has always been a free venue, has booked many unknown and unsigned bands who later become famous. In addition to live music, enjoy weekly open-mic nights, trivia and poetry readings.
29. Times Square
Day or Night, is ideal for people - watching. Walk or Sit and watch the world go by.