Living in New York City is beyond expensive. From rent to MetroCards to a cup of coffee, everything adds up quickly.
Luckily, there are tons of free events to check out in the city that never sleeps.
Here's our freebie guide to NYC.
Get some laughs in at NYC Broken Comedy at Bar Matchless (Mondays)
Show off your rock 'n' roll singing chops at Arlene's Grocery (Mondays)
Attend a free drag show
Watch local filmmakers' flicks or screen your own (third Wednesday of the month)
Enjoy Brooklyn Museum for free on Thursdays
Animation Nights New York (monthly)
Celebrate local film at 'B Scene: A Night at The Movies' (May 3)
Visit FIT's latest exhibition, 'Black Fashion Designers' (through May 16)
Meet New York's cutest residents at the Bronx Zoo (Wednesdays)
Catch a free comedy show at Friends & Lovers (Mondays)
Catch free improv at UCB from your favorite comedians (Sundays)
Celebrate Women's History Month at the Brooklyn Museum (March 4)
Take a self-guided tour at Pelham Bay Park