Unlike other “what to do in NYC on the weekend” lists, only NYC on the Cheap gives you a list of only FREE stuff to do, unless you buy stuff. Unless otherwise noted, street fairs are 10am to 5pm.
Let’s hope the weather cooperates with all the outdoor events.
any time of year
United Nations Block Party – street fair on 47th St. between First and Second Aves.
Today and tomorrow in NYC
Miller High Life – Shop for logo clothing, and get free beer in the bargain, at this special two-day pop-up shop on the Lower East Side. The beverage that bills itself as the “champagne of beers” has tapped (pun intended) men’s apparel line Stock Mfg. Co. for a six-pack of tees, pants, long-sleeved shirts, and a jacket, priced from $35 to $250. The High Life Heritage collection is available online, but not the happy hour. The pop-up is only open 11am to 7pm at 40 Ludlow Street. Happy hour starts at 5pm both days.
Today through Sunday in NYC
Bulgari – Drop by the Bulgari flagship at 57th and Fifth Ave. any time through Sunday, November 22nd for an exhibition of the influence of Ancient Rome on Bulgari designs. The display features 35 pieces from 1930 to today highlighting the brand’s links and nods to ancient Roman culture, along with rare coins from the American Numismatic Society.
Free on Saturday in New York City
Kids Fest in Madison Square Park – See this NYCOTC posting for the full schedule of music, dance, face painting and family friendly workshops.
P.A.L Festival – street fair on University Place between Waverly and 14th St
CPE Fall Fair – Street fair, noon-5pm on 104th St between Fifth and Madison Aves. Event website.
Free on Sunday in New York City
Greenwich Village Fair – Street fair on Greenwich Ave, between Seventh and Eighth Aves.
24th Annual Broadway Fall Festival – Street fair on Broadway, between 86th and 96th Streets.
Japan Block Fair – Part of the Broadway Fall Festival, between 93rd and 94th Streets, with Japanese drummers and dancersOctober. Event website.
Grub Street Food Festival – Corner of Hester and Essex Streets. Event website.
NYC weekend flea markets and food fairs:
Vendy Plaza: Dozens of food trucks are at the famous El Marqueta area at 125th St. and Park Avenue every Sunday through Nov. 1st. Details here.
Fulton Stall Market at the South Street Seaport: A new farmer’s market and more. The more includes FREE Saturday morning cartoons for the kids and cooking demonstrations for the grownups. Details here.
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Also, check the list of best free things to do in NYC any day of the week, including weekends.
Enjoy your free and cheap NYC weekend.