Ten Things To Do in NYC for Under Fifty Bucks

  1. Go rock climbing at Chelsea Piers: Anytime from Tuesday-Thursday night at the Field House. Perfect for beginners through experienced climbers only 25 dollars per person.
  1. Swim, eat, drink, and relax on a hot summer’s day at the rooftop pool located on the 10th floor of the Hotel Americano in Chelsea: Open to non guest for a day pass of 40 dollars.
  1. Bring your picnic blanket and sit on the lawn at Bryant Park and enjoy a free classic outdoor movie: Series  from June 20 – August 22 every Monday night. The lawn opens at 5 o’clock for picnics and the movie begins at Sunset. You can save some money and pack drinks and dinner or enjoy great food from many of the food trucks around the park.
  1. Go kayaking on the Hudson river for free!: The Downtown Boathouse offers free kayaking, brief instruction and provides all necessary safety equipment as well as changing rooms, lockers and locks, bike locks, sun block, and first aid equipment. Located on Pier 26 on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekdays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  1. Fly through the air with the greatest of ease and a view of the Freedom Tower at the Trapeze school in the Lower West side at Pier 40. You can sign up for 2 hour classes that start at 50 dollars.
  1. Go to any of the many upcoming events or just spend a relaxing day at Governors Island which is reopening May 28th. The ferry to Governors Island is located at 10 South Street on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets in Lower Manhattan. It runs every hour starting at 10 AM on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends after 11 AM and is FREE!
  1. Check out the many free concerts at the Central Park Summerstage. Clink on this link for the schedule: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/events/category/summerstage/
  1. Many people walk the High Line but have you ever tried walking under the High Line? Take a stroll and check out the art that lies under the High Line on various buildings, sidewalks, and windows.
  1. Visit the Nuyorican Cafe at 236 East 3rd Street in the East Village. Enjoy one of their many events any given night including poetry slams, hip hop, jazz, theatre, video, and visual arts events. You can buy tickets at the door for these events or ahead of time online. Tickets usually range from 7-13 dollars.
  2. Show off your dance moves at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing. Admission to the dance floor is 17 dollars and you may purchase or pick up tickets/passes at the David Geffen Hall Box Office (Broadway at 65th Street) before 5:00 pm. After 5:30 pm, purchase or pick up tickets/passes at Damrosch Park.  For more information click on this link: http://midsummernightswing.org/general-information#tickets