Free & Cheap Online Events This Memorial Day Weekend

All events are listed in EDT (Eastern/New York) time zone

Saturday, May 23

Daily | Figure out WTF to do with your life & confidently move forward with one-on-one life coaching for offer-what-you-can COVID donations

Daily | Support Nifty NYC & local indie bookstores by browsing our favorite books about NYC

Submit by May 25 | Design a unique mask & win a prize during Coney Island USA’s Funny Face Mask Contest

Through May 24 | Never Alone Mental Health Summit ft. Deepak Chopra, Arianna Huffington, Jewel & more | Free here

Through May 24 | 2020 Lower East Side Festival of the Arts ONLINE | Free here

Through May 24 | Stream Tony award-winning Broadway musical Fun Home for just $20 here

Saturdays Through June 27 | Confinement Online Film Festival (COFF) | $15-25 sliding scale in advance

Saturdays Through June 13 | Dueling Pianos: Improvised pop classics
8pm | $5 through Nifty reader discount link

Saturdays | Scott’s Pizza Tours: How to make the best pizza dough
1pm | $15 in advance

Through July 31 | 2020 Edgar Allan Poe Festival | $10 through Nifty reader discount link

Through July 31 | 2020 Radiotheatre LIVE Sci-Fi Festival | $10 through Nifty reader discount link

Through July 31 | 2020 Radiotheatre H.P. Lovecraft Festival | $10 through Nifty reader link

Daily through May 31 | Crazy fun home scavenger hunt game | $15 through Nifty reader discount link

Through May 25 | Camp Yampire: Memorial Day Weekend summer camp for adults | Free, RSVP here

Pickathon: Broken Social Scene concert
4pm | Stream for free here

Saturdays | Start your day on a high note with themed Daybreaker dance parties
11am-1pm | Free, RSVP here

Saturdays Through June 6 | Inspiring live talks from Oprah
11am | Free, RSVP here

Saturdays | DJ D-NICE + friends Club Quarantine parties draw celebs & e-partygoers from around the world
5pm EDT start IG | Free here

Daily | Virtual interactive, Broadway-themed murder mystery party | $19 through Nifty reader discount link

Brooklyn Digital Block Party with crafts, food, drinks | Free, RSVP here

House of Yes: Eli Escobar dance party
8pm til late | Free, RSVP here

Sunday, May 24

BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend features live streaming performances from Sam Smith, Jonas Brothers + so many big-name throwbacks on demand | Free here

Sundays Through September 6 | Virtually Mister Sunday parties ft. Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin & friends
5-9pm | Free here

DJ Rekha (Basement Banghara) spins for NYC COVID relief
1pm | Free, donations appreciated, more info

Fridays-Sundays Through June 28 | Virtual wine education + food pairing
$17.99 through Nifty reader discount link

Caveat & Masters of Social Gastronomy: “New York City’s Favorite Foods” talk
7pm | $5+ in advance

SecretFormula: Spoons Toons (All Ages) cartoon show to benefit indie venues
1pm | $8+ in advance

Sundays Through May 31 | The [Virtual] Loisaida Festival 2020
2-4pm | Stream free here

Sundays | Scott’s Pizza Tours: NYC’s best pizza makers teach you how to stretch dough
1pm | $15 in advance

Governors Ball: Virtual DJ sets from RÜFÜS DU SOL, Bob Moses, Snoop Dogg & SOFI TUKKER
6:30pm | Stream free here

“Musical Chairs” virtual party & trivia competition
8pm | $10 through Nifty reader discount link

Yo-Yo Ma performs Bach’s cello suites
3-5:30pm YT | Free, stream live here

Museum of Love: Play this fun online connection game with friends or lovers
7pm EDT | $8 through Nifty reader discount link (1/2 price)

MOFAD & Gastro Obscura: Israeli Pantry Staples
8-9pm | $15 in advance

Turnstile Tours: History of NYC’s fairs, festivals & food bazaars with Dave Cook of Eating In Translation
4pm | $5 in advance

Alchemist’s Kitchen: Creating routines for more joy & productivity in quarantine
12-1pm | $5 in advance

Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) / Jordan Rock / Carmen Lynch comedy show
9pm | $5 through Nifty reader discount link (normally $20)

Turnstile Tours & Green-Wood Cemetery: “War Comes to Brooklyn” Memorial Day Weekend talk
11am | $5 in advance

Rough Trade NYC: Free Steve Earle concert
1pm IG | Stream here

Monday, May 25—Memorial Day

2020 Memorial Day Parade of Heroes + GRAMMY award winner Tori Kelly
11am-noon | Stream free here

2020 Memorial Day Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund online commemoration
1-2pm | Stream free here

2020 Intrepid Museum Memorial Day ceremony + TONY award winner Stephanie J. Block
2pm | Stream free here

TAPS ACROSS AMERICA: The National Moment Of Remembrance Memorial Day 2020
3-3:30pm | Free, RSVP here

New York Philharmonic & Lincoln Center: Brahms’s A German Requiem in Memory of 9/11
5:30pm | Free, stream here

Mondays Through June 1 | Broadway dance classes led by a Radio City Rockette
4pm | Free through Nifty reader link

Through June 3 | OneCommune: Simple self-care practices with Colleen Saidman Yee | Register free here

BAM: Virtual DanceAfrica Party 2020
7pm | Free, RSVP here

Mondays Through June 29 | Interactive virtual scavenger hunt you can do from home
7pm | $8 through Nifty reader discount link

Butterboy comedy benefit show for hunger relief ft. Jo Firestone, Maeve Higgins, Aparna Nancherla, Sasheer Zamata (SNL)
7pm | $5+ in advance

Morbid Anatomy: “Cursed Gemstones: Legend and History” talk
7-8:30pm | $8 in advance

Rough Trade NYC: Free Brigid Mae Power concert
1pm IG | Stream here