Best Free Things to Do This Fall in NYC

nycgo.com staff

(Updated 10/02/2017)

Fall brings a host of free events to the five boroughs. You’ll find holiday parades, art exhibits, street festivals and tours of buildings usually off limits to the public—all of which you can enjoy without breaking the bank. We’ve gathered some of our favorites below; click on each to find out more.

Feb
6

Off-Broadway
Perfect Crime

The longest-running non-musical play in the history of Off-Broadway is a sexy, funny mystery thriller about a psychiatrist accused of killing her wealthy husband.

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Feb
6

Broadway
Wicked

Broadway megahit Wicked shows us how two unlikely friends grew to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch—long before Dorothy dropped into the land of Oz.

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Feb
6

Broadway
The Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous creation, based on a popular French novel, is the longest-running musical on Broadway. A deformed musical genius, the Phantom, gives voice lessons to a struggling singer, falls in love and attempts to force her to return his feelings.

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Feb
6

Broadway
Chicago

This quintessential Broadway experience features showstopping tunes and slinky dancing to tell its story of murder, betrayal and all that jazz. The Tony winner spawned a hit movie.

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Feb
6

Broadway
The Lion King

Based on Disney's 1994 animated classic, this Broadway adaptation adds new songs by Elton John to the familiar story, along with jaw-dropping costumes.

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Feb
6

Museums & Galleries
Activist New York

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Feb
6

Broadway
Aladdin

Disney's Broadway adaptation of the movie brings the fantastical world of streetwise hero Aladdin, his love Princess Jasmine, his nemesis Jafar and his magical sidekick Genie to the Great White Way.

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Feb
6

Off-Broadway
Drunk Shakespeare

The title says it all: it's the Bard performed with booze, as an actor does shots and tries to keep up with the rest of the classical cast.

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Feb
6

Music
BAMcafé Live

BAMcafé Live features a diverse mix of free live music and performance in BAM's Lepercq Space, a lounge and bar space in the Peter Jay Sharp Building. Recent series include the on-going residency with Black Rock Coalition (BRC). This year you can find some of the best artists from Brooklyn and beyond performing on the BAMcafé Live stage every Friday and Saturday night from October through June. The bar is open for drinks and light menu items beginning at 8pm. There is no cover charge and no drink minimum.

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Feb
6

Outdoors & Recreation
Visit Prospect Park

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Feb
6

Museums & Galleries
The Arts of Nepal and Tibet

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Feb
6

Museums & Galleries
New American Wing Galleries

Twenty-five new and expanded galleries provide visitors with a rich history of American art from the eighteenth through the early twentieth century. The museum's collection of American paintings are displayed together for the first time including works by John Singleton Copley, Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer. The centerpiece of the new installation is Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze's 1851 painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware".

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