There’s plenty to do in NYC free and cheap on weekends, including on this first weekend of February. Only FREE and cheap (under $20) events are on the NYCOTC list. That makes us different from all the other “what to do in NYC on the weekend” lists with high-priced tickets.
Unless a price is noted, what we are telling you about is FREE.
any time of year
The Missing: Rebuilding the Past – A sobering exhibit about the continuing destruction of UNESCO World Heritage sites and other antiquities in Iraq and Syria by the ISIS hoodlums. How appropriate this exhibit is at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, 860 Eleventh Ave. at 59th St. Last day today, Friday, Feb. 5th. FREE. Additional information here.
Picasso Sculptures – This special exhibit of Picasso Sculptures has been a blockbuster show for the Museum of Modern Art since it opened last fall. Now that it’s coming to a close, crowds are less thick. If you haven’t seen it yet, go. If you want to see it again, go. The exhibit closes on Sunday, Feb. 7th. Exhibit website
- NOTE – MOMA will be open until midnight Saturday and Sunday, the last two days of this phenomenal exhibit. Final weekend information.
Wonder 500 – FREE exhibit of Japanese crafts, including glassblowing and pottery, in Times Square. Through Tuesday, Feb. 10. Details here.
Superheres of Gotham – Batman, Superman and other super comic book heroes either lived in NYC or were created in NYC. See a super exhibit about them at the NY Historical Society on the Upper West Side, through Feb. 21st. Details here.
Luminaries at Winter Garden – The popular interactive light show that fills the glass structure with dancing lights and patterns, has been extended through the end of February. Details here.
Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central – daily through February. Details here
Today and Saturday in NYC
Bryant Park Winter Carnival – FREE skating shows, and outdoor brewpub, contests and more, noon to 10pm both days. See the schedule of events here.
Saturday in NYC
Lunar New Year Celebrations – Celebrate the Year of the Monkey today Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan and at the Rubin Museum in Chelsea. Details here.
Jewish Museum – FREE admission on Saturdays
- See the NYCOTC list of free days at top NYC museums.
Sunday in NYC
Brooklyn Botanical Garden First Sundays – Origami workshops, guided birdwatching tours and more, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Japanese garden and pond. FREE with admission. Details here.
Anytime in NYC
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Enjoy your free and cheap NYC weekend.