An Insider's Guide to New York's Free or Low-Cost Entertainment

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park | Photo Credit:

Looking for things to do in NYC, but not looking to spend a fortune? Check out these fun low cost or no cost ideas that won't break your bank.

  • Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • Improv at UCB East
  • Shakespeare in the Park
  • Nuyorican Poets Cafe

The cost of living in New York City adds up fast! Between your daily 'double shot capps' and transportation fees, it can be hard to scrape together a budget for fun things to do around NYC. However savvy locals know that there are a handful of cost-effective options perfect for those who are looking for entertainment that won't break the bank. Check out our four favorites!

Filed Under: Central Park, concerts, East Village, entertainment, Lower East Side, music, New York, theater

Shop Local in NYC Travel Savvy TV on Roku and Apple TV

Get weekly tips from locals on where to eat, drink, and shop — whether you are traveling or finding more around the corner from you.