There’s plenty to do in NYC free and cheap on weekends, including on this fine March weekend. 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 expensive tickets.
Unless a price is noted, what we are telling you about is FREE. Please dress warmly for the frigid temperatures.
any time of year
20at20 – See Off-Broadway shows for just $20 when you get tickets 20 minutes before curtain, for performances through Sunday, Mar. 13.
The Genius of Geoffrey Holder – FREE exhibit about the late, great choreographer, director, actor, through April 3, at the Educational Alliance on the Lower East Side. This is a recreation of a wonderful exhibit last year at the NYPL Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center.
Between Art and Fashion – Examine the forms, colors and shapes that influence our love of art and fashion, and the intersection between them, via pieces by top designers including Christian Dior, Issey Mayake and Hermes. FREE through Dec. 28 at the National Academy School on the Upper East Side. Museum website
Today and tomorrow in NYC
Japan Week in Grand Central Terminal – FREE food samples, cultural performances and more. Details here.
Saturday in NYC
Smithsonian Live! Museum Day – FREE museum admission to more than 1,000 museums nationwide, including in NYC. Details here.
Spring Into Nowruz – Celebrate the Persian New Year with traditional music, dance and crafts from Central Asia and Iran. At the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave., between 70th and 71st Streets, 1pm to 5pm. Details here.
Framing Memories: A Family Program with artist Nancy Patz – As part of her current exhibit, Artifacts and Memory, artist Nancy Patz leads a collage workshop using a special object or treasure participants bring with them, to create a framed and matted mixed-media collage. All materials are provided. 2pm to 3:3opm, at the Anne Frank Center USA in Lower Manhattan. Family tickets (for four) are $20. Details here.
Jewish Museum – FREE admission on Saturdays
- See the NYCOTC list of free days at top NYC museums.
If you know about a free or cheap NYC weekend event you’d like to share with NYC on the Cheap, email us at [email protected]
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.