8 Free Things To Do In April 2022

NYC is expensive but that doesn't mean you always need to spend money in this city. There are some great hacks to save money during your visit.

April 14, 2022

8 Free Things To Do In April 2022

NYC is expensive. It’s the most expensive city in the country and one of the most expensive in the world. So for many visitors, “deals” in New York are still insane. The average traveler will spend $225 a day on attractions, tours, and meals. The best way to offset that is to add some free activities to your itinerary. 

The good thing is there are tons of free and close to free things to do in the city. Locals know where the deals are. It’s really the only way we can live here. :) From restaurants to galleries to free events, we got you covered. If you’re working within a budget, let us know. We can build a plan that gets you maximum fun and stays within your daily budget. 

Here’s a list of 9 FREE things to do.in NYC to add to your plan for April 2022. Contact us here for tailored local experiences that will keep you under budget.

Le Bain
  1. Le Bain | The Standard High Line, 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

Here’s the scenario, you’re in NYC for the weekend. The weather is warm. You can feel the energy of the city. You’ve already spent a ton of money on attractions. It’s after 8pm. People are making evening plans and you’re wondering where you can go to be a part of it without going into tomorrow’s attraction day budget. The answer is Le Bain. No cover rooftop in the stylish meat packing district is a great late night option. There is a plunge pool, outdoor deck and rotating list of top DJs. Find details on our site here.

Museum At FIT
  1. The Museum at FIT | 227 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

NYC is a fashion hub and The Fashion Institute of Technology has the largest and most impressive collection of clothing, textiles and accessories in the world, comprising of approximately 50,000 garments dating back to the 5th century. Curated by fashion historian Valerie Steele, the museum presents a selection of permanent collections as well as a temporary presentations centered on the creative & social impact fashion has on society. 

Staten Island Ferry
  1. Staten Island Ferry | South Ferry Plaza, 4 South St, New York, NY 10004

No trip to NYC is complete without a view of The Statue Of Liberty. Getting to the statue is fun, you’ll need to take a ferry from lower Manhattan to the Statue, but it’s not the only way to see Lady Liberty in her glory. The Staten Island Ferry is a FREE ferry that passes right by the statue multiple times a day. It runs 24 hours a day and is one of the best boat rides in the city considering the breathtaking views riders get of the Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island and Freedom Tower.

Bushwick Collective
  1. Bushwick Collective | 427 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY 11237

NYC is home to street art. It’s part of the hip hop culture that grew from the Bronx is in the ‘80s. Back then tagging was done where ever and when ever. Now the best street art is found in specific areas. Bushwick is one of those areas. Located just off Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood, the project features paintings by local and international artists. There are many art walks in the city, but The Bushwick Collective is made up of almost 100 art blocks and you can easily spend a day exploring the creative works.

  1. Blue Midtown | 220 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

NYC is the city that never sleeps and it’s one of the reasons why people visit here. If you’re looking for something to do, late at night that involves music, good vibes and a no cover charge at the door check out Blue. Right in Times Square located below the Ribbon restaurant is where Blue Midtown takes residence with a decor for the highest class and a sound system to keep the crowd’s batteries charged until 4am. You can find details on our site here.

LES Gallery Nights
  1. LES Gallery Nights | 156 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

Here’s an NYC secret for the art loving crowd. Every 3rd Thursday of the month, the art galleries in the Lower East Side open their doors to allow visitors to view, visit and interact with the art works and see all the galleries have to offer. There are currently 12 participating galleries all organized via a Google Map that is 100% FREE to download use and explore. Go check it out. Additional details on our page here.

Henrietta Hudson
  1. Henrietta Hudson | 438 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

There’s very few lesbian bars left in the city and right now Henrietta Hudson holds the crown. Located in the West Village of Manhattan, this queer friendly drinking establishment is a hot spot for the cute chicks who like to flirt with other cute chicks. During the week reggae and hip-hop spins to encourage a good bit of rump shaking. Find more details on our site here

House Of Yes
  1. House Of Yes | 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Opened in 2016, this wild Bushwick hotspot has quickly become a credible way for Brooklyn fans to wear crazy costumes and lose their limits almost every weekend. With exhibition parties like "House of Love" and immersive "Little Cinema" film tributes, along with hordes of aerialists, magicians and dancers, House of Yes has always invented new ways to make an evening more than just a drink in a restaurant. bar. Tip from a local: Get tickets in advance and get there early - the entry line always leads the block. You can find more details on our site here

Contact us here to get a local point of view on your itinerary. We help travelers make the most of their time in NYC. We can help you stay under budget.