Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden  1000 Richmond Terr. (Richmond Terr/Tysen St)  Staten Island, NY 10301

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden 1000 Richmond Terr. (Richmond Terr/Tysen St) Staten Island, NY 10301

Bronx Zoo: Saving Wildlife and Wild Places Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.* Weekends & Holidays 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.* WEDNESDAY-DONATION DAY

Bronx Zoo: Saving Wildlife and Wild Places Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.* Weekends & Holidays 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.* WEDNESDAY-DONATION DAY

the New York Wheel - coming to New York Harbor on Staten Island in 2016

the New York Wheel - coming to New York Harbor on Staten Island in 2016

Brooklyn Bridge Park is huge and you'll find hundreds of free activities and events here each and every year, however Pier 6 is a great spot for kids thanks to its many attractions. Slide Mountain, several jungle gyms, Swing Valley featuring Tarzan ropes, a Sandbox Village, sand volleyball courts and even a full Water Lab are all available for free.

24 Free Things to Do in New York City

Brooklyn Bridge Park is huge and you'll find hundreds of free activities and events here each and every year, however Pier 6 is a great spot for kids thanks to its many attractions. Slide Mountain, several jungle gyms, Swing Valley featuring Tarzan ropes, a Sandbox Village, sand volleyball courts and even a full Water Lab are all available for free.

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24 Free Things to Do in New York City

the Alice Austen House, where Victorian-era photographs adorn the walls.

She Did It Her Way

the Alice Austen House, where Victorian-era photographs adorn the walls.

SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK (always free) was once an abandoned landfill; in the 1980s, it was turned into an open studio and exhibition space for artists, as well as a neighborhood park. It is now an internationally renowned outdoor museum and park offering a host of free family programs and a place to picnic or walk along the East River with a view of Manhattan’s skyline.

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SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK (always free) was once an abandoned landfill; in the 1980s, it was turned into an open studio and exhibition space for artists, as well as a neighborhood park. It is now an internationally renowned outdoor museum and park offering a host of free family programs and a place to picnic or walk along the East River with a view of Manhattan’s skyline.

WAVE HILL is a public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River, with sweeping views west to the New Jersey Palisades. Admission is free from 9am to noon on Saturdays year-round and all day on Tuesdays from November through April.

WAVE HILL is a public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River, with sweeping views west to the New Jersey Palisades. Admission is free from 9am to noon on Saturdays year-round and all day on Tuesdays from November through April.

A thriving wildlife habitat, the Ramble is the center of birding activity in the Park. Over 230 species migrate through, and over 40 others remain in the Park year round.

A thriving wildlife habitat, the Ramble is the center of birding activity in the Park. Over 230 species migrate through, and over 40 others remain in the Park year round.

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