Okay, so you’re looking for something to do, and you’ve got a few bucks in your pocket. But there’s nothing to do in New York City for just a few dollars, right? Wrong! Our Things To Do For Under $10 guide will show you some of the great ways to spend your time in the Big Apple for a 10-spot or less. That’s right; there are many fun things to do out there in New York City for cheap – if you know where to look. Whether you like to admire great architecture, or prefer to check out a new movie that was just released in the theater, NYC has something to offer for everybody at an affordable price. Some of the city’s most interesting museums cost less than $10, like the New York Transit Museum, which is actually located in an old train station in Brooklyn! And while you’re in that borough, you can also admire the impressive collection (and the handsome building itself) at the Brooklyn Museum on Eastern Parkway, also under 10 bucks. New York City awaits – so grab your things and go!
THINGS TO DO FOR UNDER $10
Big Apple Greeters
1 Centre Street. Tel 212-669-8159
Tour New York with a resident who shares your interests through the city’s highly successful Big Apple Greeters program, for free! This service was founded in 1992 by Lynn Brooks who was the original greeter and now the company has over 300 greeters. The big apple has many visitors from all over the World each year and the local greeters with all their knowledge of the city make there visit one to remember.
Between 5th and 6th Avenues, from 40th to 42nd Streets
Bryant Park is located just a short walk from Time Square between 5th and 6th Ave. It is a privately managed park with lush green gardens, free activities throughout the year and alfresco dining and bars. Enjoy free concerts, outdoor movies, and other special events in midtown’s bustling Bryant Park.
Chinatown Canal and Mott Streets
Have a bowl of noodles in Chinatown, and explore the thriving district of exotic shops and restaurants along Canal and Mott Streets (it’ll cost about $5 for the noodles). This vibrant, densely populated area of the city will keep you busy and entertained for as along as you want to stay.
ATTRACTIONS FOR UNDER $10
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street,Tel 212-316-7540
See the World’s largest Gothic Cathedral, St. John the Divine, near Columbia University, and explore its Biblical garden and children’s sculpture garden. General Admission for adults is $10.
General Grant National Memorial
122nd Street at Riverside Drive, Tel 212-666-1640
Find out who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb, and see exhibitions focusing on the Civil War and the life of General Ulysses S. Grant.
ENTERTAINMENT FOR UNDER $10
Don’t Tell Mama
343 West 46th Street, Tel 212-757-0788
Hang out in the piano bar in this lively Restaurant Row establishment, where the pianist leads everybody in show tune sing-a-longs and the wait staff takes frequent breaks to belt out Broadway and pop hits. There is a two drink minimum, but no cover charge.
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
This theatre was originally located in Chelsea and has recently relocated to Hells Kitchen. Built by Amy Pholer and Co the improve Comedy Club keeps its ticket price at a low $10 for week night shows.