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New York offers plenty of fun things to do and see which don’t cost a dime. Get the scoop on these and enjoy the end of the summer in the City without breaking the bank!
- See free Concerts and Plays in various parks and venues with the annual festivities of SummerStage, New York’s largest free performing-arts festival.
- Watch an outdoor movie because cushy theater seats are overrated, so why not picnic and watch a film under the stars?
EXCLUSIVE: The full lineup for Bryant Park's summer movie series: June 20 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) June 27 East of Eden (1955) July 4 Top Gun (1986) July 11 The Palm Beach Story (1942) July 18 The Omen (1976) July 25 Three Days of the Condor (1975) August 1 Harvey (1950) August 8 High Plains Drifter (1973) August 15 The Big Chill (1983) August 22 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) (📷 courtesy @bryantparknyc HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America)
- See Broadway hits for free! Every Thursday, the most popular musicals perform their biggest hits. Absolutely, the best way to get a glimpse of “Chicago,” “Wicked,” “Mathilda,” “Stomp,” and many, many more with Broadway in Bryant Park.
@missjillysue and @dimitri_kleioris of @americaninparis on Broadway perform 'Shall We Dance?' on the #bryantpark stage for #BroadwayinBryantPark 🎭🎼 Haven't had a chance to make it out yet? We've got one more Broadway event left with @phantombway, @rottenbroadway, @ruthlessthemusical, #cagneythemusical. Next Thursday, 8/11, at 12:30 on the Bryant Park lawn.
- Admire the New York Harbor by kayaking with the volunteer organization, The Red Hook Boaters
- If you begin to wilt in the heat, why don’t you cool off in one of the city’s many free outdoor pools.
- And finally, don’t miss the annual fun water fight on the Coney Island boardwalk. Pack your bathing suit, buckle and squirt gun and enjoy a full day of fun!
In a city like New York with countless opportunities for fun and exciting things to do, it seems impossible to get bored. However, your budget can increase pretty quickly if you don’t pay close attention to your expenses. We hope our list has given you nice ideas. If we missed any great free activity, please make sure to share it in the comments!