The Citiblog

10 Free Things to Do in NYC this Summer
July 21, 2023, 1:37.05 am ET


Photo: Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center if offer Free Social Dance events through mid-August with an iconic 10-foot disco ball at Josie Robertson Plaza. No reservations needed, just your dancing shoes. Click here for schedule. Also check out LC's Silent Discos.

On Tuesdays in August, The High Line is hosting “Stargazing on the High Line,” free and open to the public with telescopes provided. 8-9:30pm

Can’t afford tickets to a Broadway Show? Head to Broadway in Bryant Park on July 27 for lunchtime performances featuring &Juliet, Back to the Future, New York, New York and Shucked.

Free Movie Nights are also being held through mid-August including Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Swingers, 48 Hours, Zoolander and Good Burger. Food and drink is also available from the Hester Street Fair near the fountain. Click here for the schedule. Also check out the park’s free juggling classes.


Free 15-minute tours are being offered for Artist Shelia Pepe’s “My Neighbor’s Garden” exhibition at Madison Square Park every Wednesday at noon through Nov 29th. Meet at the Farragut Monument.

Origami is taught by Gay Merrill Gross, author of eleven origami and paper-folding books Tuesdays from 3pm to 4pm near the Horace Greeley Statue at Greeley Square Park. Available for all age and skill levels. (weather permitting)

Two Ping Pong tables are set up for Midtown Recess at Greeley Square Plaza. The tables are available first come, first served daily from 3pm to 7pm.

UNIQLO NYC Nights at MoMA are held the first Friday of every month from 4pm to 8pm with free admission to the galleries just for New Yorkers. Tickets must be reserved in advance.

From July 28-30, you can dip your feet in the sand at the Seaport’s Beach Fest all weekend long while taking in waterfront views with live performances and DJ sets from DJ MOMA. Free with RSVP