You will find many reasons to visit New York City in 2016 and during your stay you do not need to look hard to fill your calendar with buzzing free events, museum visits or family outing venues. In your impressive New York itinerary, add the best of free events in NYC. Read through this article and stay informed about the exhibits, shows and concerts taking place in this lively city!
Memorial Day Parade – May 30, 2016
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Memorial Day celebration is the time to honor those citizens who’ve served the United States in times of war. In this event, the city honors the heroes who sacrificed their lives with by performing parades all over the five boroughs. The largest among them is The Little Neck–Douglaston parade in Queens. The parade is around 149 years old which starts at 87th Street and Third Avenue.
National Puerto Rican Day Parade – June 12, 2016
Connecting the millions of Puerto Ricans living in the New York City, the Parade celebrates Puerto Rican community and culture. Held in the fifth avenue, this lively event attracts several marchers and millions of spectators every time. Here, you’ll get to see amazing energetic musical performances, floats and a host of Puerto Rican celebrities.
Museum Mile Festival – June 14, 2016
Museum Mile Festival is something you cannot afford to miss if you’re in the city. This event offers free admission to Museums along the famous fifth avenue. You will get to see some of the most amazing world’s finest art collections in the seven participating institutions. Spectators can also participate in several outdoor activities like face painting, chalk drawing, live music and different block-party-type events.
Night at the Museum – June 21, 2016
On June 21 there will be more than 10 downtown museums and historic sites which will be offering free admission and special programming from 4 to 8pm. All the events will be held under the umbrella of the River to River Festival. Last year the participating museums were Federal Hall National Memorial, Museum of American Finance, National Museum of the American Indian–New York and Skyscraper Museum, among others.
While you plan to visit the city to attend all these amazing events and shows, make sure you stay in a nearby location to get easy access to all these places. If you are looking for a budget accommodation book a serviced apartment in neighborhoods like Chelsea, Midtown East, Gramercy, and East Village. The apartments are both comfortable and budget friendly as compared to hotels in these areas. Have a lovely stay!
About the Author
Krishna Adhikari has a true passion for travel and loves to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to get inspiration from travels. She got her first taste for traveling at the age of 18 and her wanderlust has grown and the list of countries she wants to visit longer. During her short stay in New York, she enjoyed attending the free events in the city, which she found really interesting.