2016 Free & Cheap NYC Memorial Day Events

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Today’s Events

Manhattanhenge 2016

Free 2016 NY Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert

The New York Nightingales Salute the Troops

Memorial Day 2016 Beats & BBQ + Free Food

Alejandro Escovedo Concerts (Through Tuesday, May 31)

2016 Kings County Memorial Day Parade

Free Memorial Day 2016 Ceremony on the Deck of The Intrepid

2016 House of YES Memorial Day BBQ

Free 2016 Green-Wood Memorial Day Concert

Free BBQ & $2 Drinks at Freddy's

Memorial Day Mah Jongg Marathon

Santa Muerte, the Love Sorceress

See free & cheap NYC events for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 31 (more added later today).

Ending Today

Free Performances & More at Riis Park Beach Bazaar 2016 Opening Weekend (Through Monday, May 30)

DanceAfrica 2016 Bazaar (Through Monday, May 30)

2016 Opening Weekend for Beach Bus (Through Monday, May 30)

Kings County Fair 2016 (Through Monday, May 30)

$10 Big Apple Circus Tickets (Through Monday, May 30)

Ongoing

See more ongoing & upcoming NYC events

'Pixar: The Design of Story' (Through Sunday, August 7)

Alex Katz at the Met (Through Sunday, June 26)

Celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year of the Monkey at the Met (Through Sunday, July 24)

'harlem is…A State of Mind' (Through Thursday, June 30)

'SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS' Sensual Camping Ground at MoSex (Through Spring 2016)

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2016 (Through Sunday, August 21)

Edvard Munch & Expressionism at Neue Galerie (Through Monday, June 13)

Two Huge Orchid Sculptures by Isa Genzken Rise Over Central Park (Through Sunday, August 21)

'In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11' (Through Sunday, June 12)

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge's 'Try to Altar Everything' Explores the Power of Devotion, Expression & Community (Through Monday, August 1)

Imagine a Peaceful World at Yoko Ono's 3/11 Installation (Through Sunday, June 12)

Free NYC Party Cruises (Through Thursday, June 30)

Staten Island Unlimited 2016 Photography Triennial (Through Wednesday, August 31)

'Transit Etiquette or: How I Learned to Stop Spitting and Step Aside in 25 Languages' (Through Tuesday, July 26)

'Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History' Chronicles the Designer's Creative Projects (Through Sunday, August 7)

'Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition' (Through Wednesday, June 1)

'Flavor: Making It and Faking It' at the Museum of Food & Drink (Through Tuesday, May 31)

'Hey! Ho! Let's Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk' (Through Sunday, July 31)

'Drawing Dialogues: Selections from the Sol LeWitt Collection' (Through Sunday, June 12)

Free NYC Happy Hour Cruises (Through Thursday, June 30)

'Wanderlust' on the High Line Explores Journeys We Make (Through March 2017)

18 Boombox Sculptures Transform Brooklyn Museum (Through Sunday, August 14)

Commedia dell'Arte-Style 'Cinderella' (Through Saturday, June 25)

'Disguise: Masks and Global African Art' at Brooklyn Museum (Through Sunday, September 18)

A 'Psycho'-Inspired House Perches on the Met's Rooftop Garden (Through Monday, October 31)

Free Weekday Piano Concerts in Bryant Park

FLUX Art Fair 2016 (Through Tuesday, May 31)

Witchy Meets Techy at 'The Mystical Digital: Works by Kara Stone' Videogame Installation (Through Friday, June 17)

Socrates Sculpture Park Celebrates 30 Years with 'LANDMARK' Exhibition (Through Sunday, August 28)

Cindy Sherman Exhibit at Metro Pictures (Through Thursday, June 9)

The Met's Annual Costume Exhibition Examines the Role of Tech in Haute Couture (Through Sunday, August 14)

FLOW.16 Exhibition + Free Tours (Through Saturday, October 29)

40-Foot 'Big Bling' Sculpture Inhabits Madison Sq. Park (Through Sunday, January 8)

Edgar Allen Poe Festival 2016 (Through Saturday, June 11)

$20 Tickets to 'Body Worlds' (Through Thursday, June 30)

'Uniformity' Uniform Exhibit at the Museum at FIT (Through Saturday, November 19)

Classic Arcade Games on Display at MoMI (Through Sunday, October 9)

Cheap Central Park Photography Tours (Through Sunday, June 26)

Free Shakespeare in the Park: 'The Taming of the Shrew' (Through Sunday, June 26)

2016 Fleet Week NYC (Through Tuesday, May 31)

DanceAfrica & Film Africa Festival 2016

$12 Speedboat Rides in New York Harbor (Through Labor Day)

BWAC's 2016 Spring Art Shows & Concert Series (Through Sunday, June 12)

Free NYC Beaches Are Open in Every Borough

Free Places to BBQ in All Five Boroughs

Free Public Kayaking in Manhattan

Governors Island is Open for 2016 with Even More to See (Through Sunday, September 25)

Jeffrey Deitch-Curated Murals on Display at Coney Island

See Hamilton for Free . . . (Through Saturday, June 4)

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