Enjoy this last weekend before Halloween with lots of free and cheap events and activities in NYC. Please also see our listing of specific family-friendly Halloween specific events for ghoulish weekend ideas. Here’s what else you can do for $10 or less, because NYCOTC believes you can be cheap and still have fun in the greatest city in the world. Unless a price is mentioned, the event is FREE.
Alao as always, you can find a dozen FREE things to do in NYC any time on the NYCOTC list of – what else – best free things to do in NYC.
Today in NYC:
Big Apple Crunch: FREE apples at Union Square Green Market, starting at noon, while supplies last. Sponsored by the New York Apple Growers, who grow the best apples on the planet.
Union Square Cider Week Nightmarket: Live music plus special hard cider vendors, along with local food vendors, 4-8 p.m.
United Nations Block Party: On 47th St. between First and Second Avenues, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Today through Sunday in NYC:
Margaret Mead Film Festival: At the American Museum of Natural History, showcasing films about cultures around the world. Tickets are $10-$12 per film or get a $30 day pass to see multiple films.
Today and tomorrow in NYC:
Garment Center Art Festival: Tour artist galleries and designer ateliers. See the full NYCOTC posting for all the info.
Saturday in NYC:
Michael Jackson Thrill the World: Join thousands of zombies in Times Square for the annual event honoring Michael Jackson. See the recent NYCOTC Thrill the World posting for all the info.
40th Annual Americana Jazz Festival: Street fair with a musical flavor, Seventh Avenue and 52nd St., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday in NYC:
Times Square Oktoberfest: Street fair with a dual theme of theater and autumn. On 46th St. between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also, check the list of best free things to do in NYC any day of the week, including weekends.