Best Free Things to Do This Summer in NYC

Alyson Penn

With colorful festivals, concerts by big-name artists and Shakespeare performances, there are fun, free things to do every day in NYC this summer. And, of course, outdoor activities like relaxing in Central Park and strolling the Brooklyn Heights Promenade also cost nothing. Here’s a roundup of some great events that’ll leave you with extra cash in your wallet.

Free Summer Events

Aug
1

Broadway
The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel comes to the Broadway stage.

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Sep
13

Broadway
Cost of Living

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning play comes to Broadway.

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Sep
14

Broadway
Leopoldstadt

Inspired by his family history, Tom Stoppard's new play follows a Jewish family living in Vienna over a 50-year period.

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Sep
16

Broadway
1776

A contemporary cast brings the award-winning musical to life.

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Sep
17

Broadway
Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller's classic, as told from the perspective of an African American family, comes to Broadway.

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Sep
19

Broadway
The Piano Lesson

August Wilson's drama stars Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks and John David Washington.

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Oct
6

Museums & Galleries
Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech

Explore a collection of never-before-seen objects from Abloh’s archive.

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Oct
6

Museums & Galleries
Art and Race Matters

See the subversive works of an American satirist.

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Oct
6

Museums & Galleries
Bernd & Hilla Becher

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Oct
6

Museums & Galleries
Dior + Balenciaga: The Kings of Couture and Their Legacies

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Oct
6

Museums & Galleries
Lou Reed: Caught Between the Twisted Stars

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Oct
6

Off-Broadway
Los Otros

This musical two-hander focuses on love, risk and revelation.

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