Saturday, June 18: Mermaid Parade, Central Park Sports, Lots of Free Concerts + 100 More

Today’s Events

Free Rock Climbing, Paddleboarding, Mountain Biking & More in Central Park

2016 RECESS Governors Island Badminton Battle

2016 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

2016 Sea Creature Stomp: G&S Mermaid Parade Afterparty

Violent Femmes / Kristin Hersh—Free Concert

Porch Stomp 2016: Free Festival of Americana & Folk Music & Dance

2016 Ice Cream Social at Mount Vernon House Museum

Lazer Tag Brunch

Walt Whitman's Song of Myself Marathon 2016

Strut Swagger & Slobber Puppy Beach Party + Sno Cones for Dogs

2016 New York PET EXPO (Through Sunday, June 19)

2016 Worldwide Knit in Public Day

Brainery Tree Identification Workshops

Brooklyn Makers Market in Historic Williamsburgh Savings Bank Building (Through Sunday, June 19)

Discounted Admission to the Museum of Sex

RockStock and Barrels 2016: Surf, Skate and Music Festival

Free Concert at New York Botanical Garden

40th Anniversary Celebration of La Plaza Cultural with Lydia Lunch & Etienne Pierre Duguay (Real Estate)

UnionDocs & Spectacle Theater Yard Sales

Draw the High Line + Free Drawing Supplies & Refreshments

Sweet Spot POP + SHOP

Free Bike Helmets in Queens

Renegade Craft Fair Pop-Ups on the Williamsburg Waterfront (Saturdays Through June 25)

2016 MoMA PS1 Warm-Ups (Saturdays Through August 27)

Brooklyn Stop 'n' Swap

FiDi Father's Day with Beer & Whiskey Tastings

Dessert Soiree

Black Girl Magik Party

Burger Beach Bash 2016 with GZA / Andrew WK / Har Mar Superstar

Hattie Carthan Community Garden's 11th Annual Food Heritage Festival

NYC Gay Pride Scavenger Hunt

Kamasi Washington / Jacob Collier / DJ Natasha Diggs of Soul in the Horn

Free Shakespeare—'Romeo & Juliet' in Battery Park (Through Saturday, June 25)

'Jaws' Screening + Free Beer

Hot Glass Cold Beer: Pride Celebration with Brooklyn Glass

Make Your Own Natural Home Spa Goodies

Free 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' Screening with Rooftop Films

Cheap Hudson River Party Cruises

Free Film: Spike Lee's 'Crooklyn'

Wasabassco Burlesque's 'THE THING WITH 10,000 PASTIES'

Feeling Gloomy Morrissey & the Smiths Dance Party

Cheap All-Night Cruise Dance Party

'Wet Hot American Summer' Screening + S'more Roast

See free & cheap NYC events for Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19 (more added later today).

Ending Today

2016 Alice + Olivia Sample Sale (Through Saturday, June 18)

Ongoing

See more ongoing & upcoming NYC events

Free Admission to the Museum of the City of New York + Free Breakfast

'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)

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

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

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

Free NYC Party Cruises (Through Thursday, July 28)

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)

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

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

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

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)

$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)

SONIC CITY: New York's Innovative Musical Instrument Makers (Through Sunday, September 18)

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

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

Cheap Brooklyn Sights & Landmarks Cruise (Through Thursday, June 30)

Black Box New Play Festival 2016 (Through Sunday, June 26)

Free Performances of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' in Riverside Park (Through Sunday, June 26)

Free Performances of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in NYC Parks (Through Sunday, July 17)

Broadway Bites Pop-Up Returns to Greeley Sq. with Diverse Eats (Through Sunday, July 17)

Debt+ Exhibit at Flux Factory (Through Friday, June 24)

Free Mini Golf on Governors Island

Summer 2016 Broadway Bites Pop-Up Food Stands (Through Sunday, July 17)

2016 Trans Theatre Festival (Through Sunday, June 26)

Martin Creed's Playful Installation at Park Ave. Armory (Through Sunday, August 7)

Free Performances of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' in Carroll Gardens (Through Sunday, June 26)

2016 NYC Short Play Festival (Through Sunday, June 26)

50 Pianos Around the City Are Free to Play (Through Sunday, June 19)

2016 Human Rights Watch Film Festival (Through Sunday, June 19)

Take a Ride on Musical Swings (Through Thursday, July 7)

ARC Sizzlin' Summer Record + CD Sale (Through Sunday, June 26)

Free & Cheap Adventures During Outdoorfest 2016 (Through Sunday, June 19)

2016 Crosstown Comedy Festival (Through Sunday, June 19)

2016 BAM Cinemafest (Through Sunday, June 26)

'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown' with Broadway Stars

Free Dance & Wellness Classes During NYC Dance Week 2016 (Through Monday, June 25)

Free Open Studios & Performances During 2016 River to River Arts Festival (Through Sunday, June 26)

Free Production of 'As You Like It' Set in Depression-Era NYC (Through Sunday, June 19)

Unsound: Dislocation New York 2016 (Through Sunday, June 19)

'Of the people' Shows How Americans Respond to Broken Election System (Through Sunday, July 31)

Help Paint Murals with Boa Mistura (Through Wednesday, June 22)

Cheap Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO Walking Tours (Fridays & Saturdays Through June 25)

Free Stargazing at Lincoln Center (Fridays & Saturdays Through August 12)

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