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.
'Erie fusion' of nostalgia (April 14 to May 26)
Show off your rock 'n' roll singing chops at Arlene's Grocery (Mondays)
Poem in Your Pocket Day open mic (April 27)
'Upon Reflection' (April 6 to May 20)
Get some laughs at NYC Broken Comedy at Bar Matchless (Mondays)
Attend a free drag show
Enjoy Brooklyn Museum for free on Thursdays
Watch local filmmakers' flicks or screen your own (third Wednesday of the month)
'Aladdin' screening (April 29)
Animation Nights New York (monthly)
Free classes at Yoga to the People
Visit FIT's latest exhibition, 'Black Fashion Designers' (through May 16)
Meet New York's cutest residents at the Bronx Zoo (Wednesdays)