7 Free Places to Visit in New York City
They said that travelling is the only thing that you can buy that could make you richer. Of course, when we say ‘richer’ we don’t mean it in a financial sense but in a more emotional, spiritual and all the other stuff that includes ones self-development. We say this because, the truth of the matter is, travelling – especially in a big and famous city like New York – is pretty expensive to us working adults. However, as the saying goes, if there’s a will there is a way. We have here a list of FREE places to go that you can visit in the fabulous Big Apple, the city of New York.
African Burial Ground
The new African Burial Ground National Monument site has been one of Lower Manhattan’s most fascinating and controversial landmarks. It was discovered when a construction project in 1991 uncovered a burial ground of more than four caskets of slaves were found. Today, you can see part of the site enveloped by buildings and the compact visitors center does an amazing job at retelling African-American history of the city.
Brooklyn Brewery Tour
These tours are free and normally run on the hour from 1-5 pm Saturday and 1-4 pm on Sunday.
Visiting parks in any city in the face of the Earth are free, no matter how famous it is and sure, one can visit just any park in the world but none of those parks is the famed Central Park. The park is filled with free events, statues, people-watching and sites like the Strawberry Fields, and ‘Imagine’ mosaic near the Dakota, where the famous John Lennon was killed in the 1980. Another site in Central Park is ‘the Pond’, the place where Holden Caulafield kept turning in ‘The Cather in the Rye’ thinking where those ducks go when it’s cold. This area is found a the southeastern corner of the park.
If you are into arts but is not ready to pay for an expensive entrance fee, you can visit New York’s most concentrated are for a gallery crawl in Chelsea which are found mostly in the 20s Streets between 10th and 11th Avenues. All the listings are free and you don’t even have to buy anything in the gallery. To check listings, check weschelseaarts.com or Gallery Guide and also, if you are planning to visit, aim it during wine-and-cheese openings on Thursday evenings.
If you want to know more about how the city works, go to New York’s City Hall and breath not only the inspirations that the politicians of the city has but also the history of the city that is intact within its City Hall. The City Hall tours take in its cupola-topped marble hall, the governor’s room and also the spot where the coffin if Abraham Lincoln lies. Tours must be reserved in advance.
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Museum
Fashion is one of the things that New York is famous for and in the FIT Museum, every day is Fashion Week. Fit Museum features exhibits of students of FIT and some of the most interesting and details collection of the country’s first gallery of fashion, picked from a collection of garments dating from the 18th century to the present.
New York is one of the oldest cities in the USA thus having the most history in the country. Two presidents were inaugurated in the city from George Washington who took the oath in Federal Hall in 1789.