Cheap is good. Free is better. Here are the best FREE things to do in NYC this week. If you love music, this is a good week, with FREE events and museum admission.
Free Museum Days – You can visit a top NYC museum free just about any day of the week.
See our FREE Museum Days page for what’s free on what day.
Wed., Sept. 16 – A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption and the Life of Leonard Cohen – Author Liel Lebovitz brings to life a passionate poet who became a musician and wrote one of the iconic songs that defies genres. At the Mid-Manhattan branch of the NYPL, across Fifth Ave. from the main building with the lions out front. At 6:30pm. Event website.
Thurs., Sept 17 – The Seaport Culture District is an innovative new program that brings together cultural partners and spaces in Lower Manhattan. The FREE open house tonight, 6pm to 9pm, is a great introduction. Food & Drinks will be available at Seaport Smorgasburg.
Thurs., Sept 17 – Poetry Under Fata Morgana showcases leading voices in spoken word poetry and performance, organized by artist Teresita Fernández and poet Emanuel Xavier, under the golden canopies of Fernández’s Fata Morgana, the artist’s shimmering outdoor exhibition currently on view in Madison Square Park. Invited poets include Emanuel Xavier, Sandra María Esteves, Bonafide Rojas, Machete Movement, and True. The program coincides with National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15, 2015) and situates a broad range of Latino experience and literary production within the context of contemporary American poetry. 6pm to 7:30pm. Event website.
- Use hashtags #FataMorgana #TeresitaFernandez #MadSqArt
Thurs., Sept 17 – Studio 63: Loser’s Lounge Dance Party – Free music and swing dancing at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets, at 7:30 p.m. Event website
Thurs., Sept. 17 – An Evening with Traditional African Dance Artists in NYC: Conversation, Demonstration and Celebration, 6pm at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, 65th St and Amsterdam Ave., presented by the NY Public Library. Get there early, since there are no reserved spaces. Event website.