Open House Festival of Films from 1992 – A special 25th anniversary screening of four popular and iconic films from 1992, or about 1992, at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea. Doors open at 1pm, and seating is first come first serve. You can join at any point during the day for any of the films.
- 2:00PM Newsies (PG)
- 5:30PM Wayne’s World (PG-13)
- 8:00PM Batman Returns (PG-13)
- 11:00PM Reservoir Dogs (R)
Please note, some films are rated PG-13 and R. Parents are strongly cautioned – some material may be inappropriate for children under 17, and children under the age of 5 may not be admitted.
Summergarden Concerts at MOMA – FREE classical music concerts in the sculpture garden at 8pm, with musicians from NYC”s renowned Julliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center. No museum admission required to attend, Sunday evenings in July through July 30th.
Tango in the Park – Take advantage of FREE professional instruction from 6pm to 6:45pm, then enjoy a performance by Tangeristas and live music until 9pm. It is a wonderful evening of music, dance, and song in a beautiful setting, at the West Fountain in Stuyvsant Park, 18th St. and Second Ave. Each Sunday in July. Note that the website prompts you to sign up for tickets, but no tickets are necessary to this free public event.
Salsa Sundays at Orchard Beach – FREE dancing to classic salsa, merengue and mambo to music spun by a top DJ. Each Sunday through October.
Salsa Sundays at Coney Island – FREE dancing to live bands each Sunday through Labor Day.
FREE Sunday admission at top NYC museums include Frick Museum and Morgan Library and Museum.
FREE Flatiron Walking Tour – Join professional guides on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building. Every Sunday at 11am, rain or shine. No advance registration is required. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Hallett Nature Sanctuary – This almost-secret hideaway spot in Central Park is now open for the season. The gates to this locked-off sanctuary will be open daily this year, from 10AM to 30 minutes before sunset, with the caveat that it is closed occasionally due to inclement conditions. Wear sturdy closed shoes for the uneven walkways, and bring a camera. No dogs, bikes or strollers permitted.
DeKalb Market Hall is now open in Downtown Brooklyn. The city’s newest indoor food hall includes an outpost of Lower East side icons Katz’s Delicatessen and Guss’ Pickles, plus local Brooklyn favorites Arepa Lady and Pierogi Boys.
Long Island Flea, Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg are open for the season. Details here.
Pier 2 Roller Rink at Brooklyn Bridge Park – Rates are $3 to skate, $6 to rent; check the website for hours and special events, including lessons. This is a covered rink, so you get fresh air, but not raindrops.
Brooklyn Bridge Park’s bouncy Squibb Park Bridge has reopened after more than two years and $2.5 million to reduce bounce. The walkway is a handy shortcut between Brooklyn Heights and the park.
Luna Park at Coney Island – Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the iconic Cyclone roller coaster all season.
Brooklyn Bazaar Night Market is back with an Asian-style night market, with international food, vendors, and entertainment.
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.
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