Free New York City
New York City is notorious for being able to empty your pockets in a flash. In the city that never sleeps, there is also always something to spend money on—and nothing seems to be cheap when it comes to the Big Apple. However, in a city so brimming with people, culture and possibilities, there are bound to be a great number of free things and great deals to be had—you just have to be good at finding them. In that vein, there is now a great web site out there called freenyc.net, and its sole purpose is to list all of the FREE upcoming events, bashes and promotions that won’t cost you a penny.
There are so many different events listed on this site for any given night you could easily party hop from one free event to the next, all while downing free cocktails. A friend of mine living in New York loves to find free events (with free booze) to get a few free cocktails before hitting the bars with her friends. That means the same amount of fun with a much smaller bar tab at the end of the night.
After meeting the folks at BootsnAll through a similar free event in Portland (which eventually led to my current job) I can say that you never know who you’ll meet while you are out at one of these free events. In a city where getting ahead means knowing the right people, these free events can also be a possible way to network. And, even if you don’t meet your future spouse or employer, at least you will have gotten a few drinks and some fun for absolutely nothing.