myopenbar.com has details of events in the city offering free drinks on various nights of the week.
Free tours of the city’s offbeat neighbourhoods are offered by native New Yorkers through bigapplegreeter.org.
Hudson River Park shows free films – with free popcorn! – over the summer;arrive early.
For great views of NYC from the water, catch the free ferry to Staten Island from Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan. Runs 24 hours a day.
Justify your alcoholic beverage by choosing one of the numerous local bars in Brooklyn that offers free food with every purchased beer. The Alligator Lounge (600 Metropolitan Ave) gives away pizza; for free hot dogs try Hank’s Saloon (Sunday nights; 46 Third Ave) or Rudy’s Bar & Grill (627 Ninth Ave).
Broadway performers sing show tunes in Bryant Park on Thursday lunchtimes in summer.
The Downtown Boathouse aims to make the Hudson River accessible to all, and provides free kayaks and equipment.
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