So the government keeps promising tax reductions, but if you’re like me, you couldn’t find any way to reduce yours this year. You still can’t afford all the sales on 5th Avenue, because you are sending a check to the government who keeps taking your money and giving it to … well I’m going to skip that for now. 

Buy one get one free isn’t cheap enough? How about very cheap or just free (without the preconditioned purchase of two non-sale items)? 

  • Free ice cream cone at Ben and Jerry’s April 21st from 12-8pm. 
  • Dunkin Donuts offers 50 cent small iced coffees on April 21st with part of the proceeds supporting Homes for Our Troops.  
  • Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series is providing free concerts, beginning now through June, in venues throughout the boroughs with classical, jazz, Latin, tango, gospel, folk, contemporary, and more. 
  • “Target First Saturdays” at the Brooklyn Museum of Art every first Saturday of the month offers art and entertainment from 5-11pm, including dancing after 9pm, sometimes its salsa, sometimes tango.  
  • Nearly every NYC museum including the MoMA and the Met has a free day or only requires a suggested donation, check here for a list.  
  • Sign up free for GOLDSTARS! and receive emails about upcoming events around the city.  You can purchase tickets 50% off for Broadway shows, museums, sports games, dance classes, and special events. If you’re looking for cheap dates, this site offers fun ideas at half price along with member reviews. 
  • For future reference, offers a great condensed calendar of all things free or cheap in the city from events and services to transportation, food, and drink. 

And of course summer is coming soon with free music and movies in the park, free swing dance nights at the outskirts of Lincoln Center, free Shakespeare plays, free kayaking in the Hudson, and much more. Be sure to check back soon for our complete guide to doing everything in New York this summer for nothing.

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