With summer officially less than 2 weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about your 2018 summer bucket list. Who needs the Hampton’s, when you have so many activities right in your own backyard. Grab your friends or ride it solo and enjoy all the city has to offer this season. We scrounged up a list of 10 free or low-cost things to do in NYC this summer. Exploring the "Big Apple" doesn't have to break the bank!
Who doesn’t like a free concert? From June through September anyone has the opportunity to enjoy a free show at one of the 18 parks across all 5 boroughs. Diverse artists and genres bound to cater to one of your likings.
2. Rooftop Bars:
Drinks with a view? Sign me up. Grab a friend and check out the most popular NYC rooftop bars. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail on a warm summer day, with a glorious view of the big apple. To give you some help here are a few of our suggestions:
- The Crown
- Refinery Rooftop
- Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge
- Sky Room Bar
3. Rooftop Cinema Club:
Keeping with our rooftop theme, here’s a way to change up a normal Tuesday night. Enjoy a comfortable viewing experience of today's most popular movies with a skyline view. You’re going to have to be quick, these tickets sell out fast.
4. Stargazing at the High Line:
Breakaway from the city lights, and take a look up to admire the stars in the sky. Every Tuesday, April through October you can take a stroll and appreciate the stars at the High Line.
5. Kayaking around Manhattan:
Row, row, row, your boat, gently down the Hudson River? I’m pretty sure that’s not how it goes but I do know free kayaking is available along the Hudson River this summer. Free sit-on-top kayaks are at your availability all summer long.
6. Bryant Park Yoga Classes:
Channel your inner yogi with a relaxing meditation session in Bryant Park. Presented by KeVita you have the opportunity to join in on a Tuesday morning or Thursday evening class. Practice your downward dog and find your inner peace in the center of the busy city.
7. Rooftop Reds:
Welcome to the first ever commercially viable rooftop vineyard, making it a definite summer must. Found in Brooklyn, explore all the unique things this location has to offer, with an experience like no other.
8. Food Festivals:
New York is known for its food. Endless summer food festivals across the city are guaranteed to leave you feeling full.
9. Summer Street:
Look forward to the first three Saturdays in August. About seven miles of NYC’s streets are open for the public to enjoy.
10. Visit a Museum for Free:
Enjoy history without touching your wallet. Many museums across the city are opening their doors for free at select days and time.
Anything we missed? Let us know!
You have a list to complete. Get going! Make it a summer to remember in New York City.