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5 Free Things to Do in NYC This Weekend

New York City is without a doubt the most expensive city in the country but there are loads of free stuff to get into. You just have to know where to look, and read Jawbreaker!

If you’re looking for a street festival (they’re everywhere!), interested in learning more about the great borough of BK or in need of a cool-off from this crazy heat with a throwback water fight, you should keep reading.

These are five FREE things to do in NYC this weekend!


Rock Steady Crew 38th Anniversary Concert: Whodini + Big Daddy Kane

Sunday, July 26

Central Park SummerStage Mainstage, 3 PM

Enjoy a performance filled with dancing from an almost-40-year-old breakdance crew along with hip hop’s elite such as Whodini and Big Daddy Kane. This will surely bring together hip hop lovers old and new.



Parkside Empire Street Festival

Sunday, July 26

Flatbush Avenue from Westbury Court to Beekman Place, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

This first festival of its kind brought by the area’s business improvement association, will feature live drumming, a neighborhood competition for the best chicken recipe, local musical performances, food, raffles and games for kids.


Water Fight

Saturday, July 25

Central Park Great Lawn, Mid-park from 79th to 85th Streets

Get ready to find your water guns and be one of the thousands of participants in New York City’s largest water fight. Remember, no water balloons are allowed. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.


Free Storytelling on Brooklyn Then & Now

Saturday, July 25

Gil Hodges Community Garden, 534 Carroll St., Gowanus

2 PM to 3 PM

Hear stories about the famed borough from three longtime residents as part of an event from the New York Restoration Project as they partner with Elders Share the Arts and Brooklyn Academy of Music.


Celebrating Red Hook

Saturday, July 25

Erie Basin Park, 1 Beard St., Red Hook

12 PM to 9 PM

Join local businesses and artisans as they celebrate the neighborhood of Red Hook. The vendors will consist of Cacao Prieto, Avon, Fort Defiance, Fairway, Hot Wood Arts, Jewelry by Joyce, She-Weld and others.

Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.