90 Free & Cheap NYC Thanksgiving 2017 Events—Open Bars, Free Food, Hike the City

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Thanksgiving Eve—Wednesday, November 22

Watch 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Get Inflated
American Museum of Natural History, Manhattan

'Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip' (Through Sunday, April 1)
Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan

Open Bar Thanksgiving Eve 2017 Party

2017 Origami Holiday Tree at AMNH (Through Sunday, January 7)
American Museum of Natural History, Manhattan

Modern English / The Veldt
Rough Trade, Brooklyn

Thank You for Everything 2017 Party with DJ Tasha Blank, Nickodemus & Circus Performers
House of Yes, Brooklyn

Wicked Thanksgiving Eve Party
Wicked Willy’s, Manhattan

2017 Tiki Disco Thanksgiving Eve—Lloydski / Andy Pry / Eli Escobar
Output, Brooklyn

Thanksgiving Eve Singles Party + Free Appetizers

Dance-Giving 2017 + $2 Beer
Threes Brewing, Brooklyn

PnB Rock ('Selfish') Concert

Gunhild Carling of Postmodern Jukebox

Screening of 'David Lynch: The Art Life' Doc
Videology, Brooklyn

Free Tickets to NYC Dueling Pianos (Wednesdays Through December 27)

Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 23

2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

2017 New York City Vegetarian & Vegan Thanksgiving Lunch Meetups

'Clue' Screened Free All Day + Brandy & Pumpkin Pie
Videology, Brooklyn

Black Friday—Friday, November 24

Free Guided Black Friday Hikes in Every Borough

2017 Day After Thanksgiving Hike at Greenbelt Nature Center

Free Comedy Show with Janeane Garofalo ('Wet Hot American Summer') & Dean Edwards (Through Saturday, November 25)

1/2 Price Harlem Globetrotters at MSG Tickets (Through Sunday, November 25)

Free Big Screen 'Planet Earth' Screening
Caveat, Manhattan

Discounted Tickets to 'Kracked Kristmess' Holiday Drag Show (Fridays Through December 8)

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' Off-Broadway (Through Saturday, December 30)

'Hot Fuzz' Drinking Game + $5 Beer & Shot Combos
Videology, Brooklyn

Karaoke Tremendous: Free Post-Thanksgiving Group Karaoke
Union Hall, Brooklyn

Saturday, November 25

$8 Tickets to New York Botanical Garden's 2017 Holiday Train Show (Through Monday, January 15)

Free Wafels and Dinges

2017 Unicornicopia Party with Mark Ronson, Unicornification Station & Food Coma Nap Zone
House of Yes, Brooklyn

Travel from the Battery to the Little Red Lighthouse with Shorewalkers During Walk Off the Turkey 2017

$5 Admission to Winter Wonderland NYC Theme Park with Light Show, Snow Tubing & Igloo Bar (Through Saturday, December 23)

2017 Classic Holiday Film Series at Nitehawk (Through Saturday, December 23)
Nitehawk Cinema, Brooklyn

Making New York: 2017 Small Business Weekend Market (Through Sunday, November 26)
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn

2017 Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar + Free Drinks (Through Sunday, November 26)
501 Union St., Brooklyn

Special Deals & Freebies for Small Business Saturday 2017

Shop Ethical Indie Brands at Goods Goods 2017 Market (Through Sunday, December 24)

Cheap Post-Thanksgiving NYC Party Cruise

Broadway-Themed Comedy & Pole Dancing Night
Drom, Manhattan

Free Colonial Cooking in NYC Talk
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

Sunday, November 26

Ride Vintage Holiday Nostalgia Subway Trains (Sundays Through December 30)

2017 World's Fair Adventure Quest Scavenger Hunt
Flushing Meadows Park, Queens

Find Quirky & Creepy Gifts at the 2017 Obscura Holiday Bazaar
The Bell House, Brooklyn

Post-Apocalyptic NYC Survival Skills

Celebrate Stephen Sondheim with Broadway Stars

$20 Tickets to 'A Christmas Carol'

#Adulting Comedy Show with Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos
Union Hall, Brooklyn

Sustainable Sunday Holiday Market 2017
House of Yes, Brooklyn

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Ending This Weekend

Super Cheap Tickets to Musical History of Holiday Cocktails + 3 Free Drinks (Through Friday, November 24)

Cheap Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO Walking Tours (Through Saturday, November 25)

'Poe is the Raven' Inside Poe's Former NYC Home (Through Saturday, November 25)
Poe Park, Bronx

'Transcend' Explores How We Take on and Transmute Energy, Healing from Trauma & Oppression (Through Saturday, November 25)
Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn

2017 Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Through Sunday, November 26)
The Joyce Theater, Manhattan

Legendary Documentarian Frederick Wiseman Turns His Lens to the New York Public Library (Through Sunday, November 26)
Museum of the Moving Image, Queens

Ongoing

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Discounted Admission to the Museum of Sex (Through Sunday, December 31)
Museum of Sex, Manhattan

Free Ice Skating + Skate Rental in Prospect Park (Through Sunday, March 25)

NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Tours (Through Saturday, December 30)

'Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914' (Through Sunday, January 7)
South Street Seaport Museum, Manhattan

Jim Henson Exhibition at MoMI
Museum of the Moving Image, Queens

Discounted 60th Anniversary Tickets to 'Jamaica' Musical (Through Saturday, March 24)

Free Cruise! See Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Skyline & More ($31 Value)

'Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem & Modern Housing' (Through Sunday, December 17)
Columbia University, Manhattan

'Never Built New York'—Imaginative Buildings You've Never Seen (Through Sunday, February 18)
Queens Museum of Art, Queens

'Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait' at the MoMA (Through Sunday, January 28)
The Museum of Modern Art, Manhattan

'Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Trigger' (Through Sunday, January 21)
New Museum, Manhattan

'Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt' (Through Sunday, January 21)
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

31-Foot Chihuly 'Rose Crystal Tower' Rises in Union Square (Through October 2018)
Union Square Park, Manhattan

'Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics' (Through Sunday, July 22)
Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan

Ai Weiwei's City-Wide Exhibition 'Good Fences Make Good Neighbors' (Through Sunday, February 11)

Cheap Tickets to 'This One's For The Girls' Female Empowerment Off-Broadway Musical (Through Saturday, December 30)

Explore the Making of Judy's Chicago's Renowned Feminist Work 'The Dinner Party' (Through Sunday, March 4)
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

See Celeb-Created Candy Mosaics for Dylan's Candy Bar's Sweet 16th (Through Sunday, December 31)
Dylan’s Candy Bar, Manhattan

2017 Holiday Shops are Open in Bryant Park (Through Tuesday, January 2)
Bryant Park, Manhattan

Go Skating Amongst Skyscrapers in Bryant Park (Through Sunday, March 4)
Bryant Park, Manhattan

Experience Two of Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror Rooms (Through Sunday, December 16)

Trump-Inspired 'King Lear' (Through Saturday, December 2)

Discounted Skating + Skate Rental at Chelsea Piers (Through Friday, February 23)

The Best Contemporary Artists You've Never Heard Of (Through Wednesday, December 13)
Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn

The Contenders 2017: MoMA Screens Top Picks for the Years (Through January 12)
The Museum of Modern Art, Manhattan

'White Man On a Pedestal' Exhibit (Through Sunday, December 17)
Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

2017 GingerBread Lane: Largest Gingerbread Village in the World (Through Monday, January 15)
New York Hall of Science, Queens

Greenwich Village Haunted Walking Tour (Through Saturday, December 30)

2017 Grand Central Holiday Market (Through Sunday, December 24)
Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan

Discounted Tickets to See Large Exhibit of Vintage Trains & Other Toys (Through Sunday, February 25)

Michelangelo at the Met (Through Monday, February 12)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan

'Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed' Includes Self-Portraits Never Seen in the US Before (Through Sunday, February 4)
The Met Breuer, Manhattan

'Wheel of Fortune: 35 Years as America’s Game' (Through Sunday, December 3)
The Paley Center for Media, Manhattan

2017 Union Square Holiday Market (Through Sunday, December 24)
Union Square Park, Manhattan

Free 2017 NYC Holiday Train Show (Through Sunday, February 4)
Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan

Minimalistic 'Whiteout' Installation Illuminates Mad Sq. Park (Through Sunday, March 25)
Madison Square Park, Manhattan

2017 Urbanspace Garment District Holiday Market (Through Sunday, December 24)

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