FREE things to do in Brooklyn
They include stained glass king Louis Comfort Tiffany, Broadway musical legend Leonard Bernstein, inventor Samuel B. Morse, and Charles Ebbetts, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who played in Ebbetts Field.
There are both free self-guided and docent tours, and a trolley tour.
New York City is the only place in the world I know of where you can take the subway to miles of white sand ocean beaches, including some stretches dedicated to surfing real ocean waves.
Coney Island and Brighton Beach are in Brooklyn.
There are additional stretches of Atlantic Ocean beach in Rockaway, Queens.
All have have boardwalks, lifeguards between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and plenty of room to spread out a blanket.
We are always adding NYC freebies.
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This list was published in May 2016, and last updated in January 2020.
Evelyn Kanter also is the author of several NYC and Hudson Valley guidebooks, including my latest, 100 Things to Do in NYC Before You Die.