More than a dozen FREE and cheap things to do this weekend, which March and April share, no fooling. NYCOTC free and cheap weekend guide is always $25 or less so you can enjoy NYC on the cheap with no apologies and without busting your budget.
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Ending This Weekend
Tour34: Empire to Penn FREE walking tours – Through the end of March, learn about the 120 year history of 34th St. and Herald Square, courtesy of 34th Street Partnership and The Municipal Art Society of New York. There are four 90 minute tours each week: Fridays at 12:30pm, Saturdays at 10:30am and 12:30pm, and Sundays at 10:30am. You can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Each tour is a little different, so the meet-up location is given upon registration.
- Participants also can get a free coffee or soda at the Wafels & Dinges kiosk in Herald Square, with the purchase of a waffle.
Starbucks $5 breakfast combo deal – Through Sunday, April 2nd, get a coffee and a breakfast sandwich for just $5, all day. Exclusions apply
20 at 20 – Get $20 tickets for more than 20 Off-Broadway shows. Just arrive at the box office 20 minutes before curtain. The 20at20 promotion is for matinee and evening performances through Sunday, April 16th.
Macy’s Annual Flower Show – Spring blooms galore, inside the World’s Largest Department Store on 34th St., with a full schedule of events including gardening and decorating seminars. The theme of this year’s show is Carnival. Through Sunday, April 9th.
Prospect Park 150th Anniversary Celebration – Three days of FREE events celebrating Brooklyn’s biggest park, with a parade, a vintage baseball game with 1860 rules, and more. Click the link for the full schedule.
Friday, March 31
Freebie Friday – FREE admission to NYC museums including MOMA. No passes or coupons needed. Just go.
Freebie Friday: Family Fridays at MoMath – Solve puzzles, family-style, and learn how math affects everything, from music to space flight. 6:30pm, FREE The National Museum of Mathematics is at 11 E. 26th St.
Freebie Friday – FREE Grand Central Neighborhood Tour. Every Friday at 12:30, docents from the Grand Central Partnership guide you through the history of the fabled Grand Central Terminal and some equally-fabled nearby landmarks including the Chrysler Building. There are no tickets, no reservations. Just meet at Sculpture court at 120 Park Avenue (southwest corner of East 42nd Street). Tour is 90 minutes.
See next page for what to do Saturday and Sunday, including
- Carnaval in Bryant Park
- Hallett Sanctuary in Central Park re-opens for the season
- International Pillow Fight Day