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5 Free Things To Do in New York

By Melissa Keane 

New York Holiday 2017

There are endless sights, shows & bars to hit on your New York holiday but it doesn't have to break the bank! Check out these 5 free (and fun!) things to do in New York...  

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1. Get the Staten Island Ferry... 

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Catch amazing views of the Manhatten skyline and say hello to Lady Liberty on your journey. The Staten Island Ferry normally takes between 25-30 minutes each way - so sit back, relax and enjoy the best views of NYC.  


2. Explore the beautiful Brooklyn Botanical Gardens... 

Go green at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens - it's free entry on Tuesdays (between 8am - 6pm) and Saturdays (between 10am - noon).


3. Join a food tour of Chinatown... 

Free Tours by Foot provide free tours every day of the week. The Chinatown Food Tour takes place on Friday afternoons. The tour is free but we would reccommend bringing around $10 so you can sample some of the yummy food!


4. Make a day of it at the Bronx Zoo...


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The Bronx Zoo is New York's biggest zoo and houses over 4,000 animals - including these baby tigers! On Wednesdays admission to the zoo is open to donation between 10am - 5pm. 


5. Catch a Jazz Show at the famous Arthurs Tavern Jazz Club... 


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Head to the historic West Village venue for a great night filled with jazz & blues. There's never a cover charge and you'll catch some great acts between 7pm - 10pm. 


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