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Fun on a Budget: The NYC $20 and Under Collection
Fun on a Budget: The NYC $20 and Under Collection
Coleção por Danielle Walsh
New York City is known for its energy, its culture, its nightlife — and the hefty price tag for enjoying it all. We've found ways to experience the best the Big Apple has to offer on a budget. From comedy shows and dance parties to walking tours and yoga classes, here are a bunch of fun things to do this month that won’t break the bank.
Fun on a Budget: The NYC $20 and Under Collection

Murray's Cheese / Cheese 101 / New York, NY

  • No need to wait in line for rush tickets to see the best hits from NYC's hottest musicals. Kick off the holiday season at Columbus Circle with free live performances from shows like "Dear Evan Hansen," "Oklahoma!," "Beetlejuice," and "Wicked."

  • Don your smartest ensemble for this conversation with Harlem fashion legend and new memoir author, Dapper Dan. After the event, get a book signed and check out the pop-up exhibition of archival apparel and photos in the Media Gallery.

  • Learn the foundations of printmaking without a press so you can use your new skills at home. Brooklyn-based Japanese artist, Sonomi Kobayashi, teaches this no-experience-needed workshop at the Chelsea Rec Center.

  • Head to the speakeasy below Tompkins Square Bar for a couple of hours of laughs with comediennes from Bust Magazine, Upright Citizens Brigade, New York Comedy Festival, NPR, and more.

  • Bring your mat to this candlelit evening yoga class. A power vinyasa flow set to invigorating music will help you work up a sweat in a body-positive environment.

  • The architect behind the new buildings on Columbia's Manhattanville campus will discuss architecture's role in building more inclusive cities by creating open neighborhoods and cultural exchange. This free event is first-come, first-served, so arrive early.

  • Skip your typical happy hour and head to Elsewhere to drink, dance, and donate cash for dope raffle prizes. All proceeds of the night will go towards Planned Parenthood of NYC.

  • Slip on your dancing shoes and head to the Brooklyn Museum for an evening-long salsa party with a free lesson, open dance hours to live music, and a professional dance show.

  • Make this holiday season your craftiest one yet with DIY ornaments, coasters, and flower crown stations popping up at Distill Creative's holiday party. Not feeling artsy? Pick up instructional books, craft supplies, ceramics, artwork, and more from local vendors on-site.

  • Live actors perform this holiday cult classic, with a boozy twist: When a character says a buzzword, the audience and the actors both take a drink. Get ready for a wacky evening of Christmas cheer.

  • Bring your own compost to this celebration of science, where you'll use a compound trinocular microscope to discover and identify exactly what helpful creatures are inside your homemade soil.

  • Escape the heat and eat some sweets at the Gowanus offices of the French baking company, Michel et Augustin, featuring cookie tastings, baking classes, and more surprises.

  • No need to wait in line for rush tickets to see the best hits from NYC's hottest musicals. Kick off the holiday season at Columbus Circle with free live performances from shows like "Dear Evan Hansen," "Oklahoma!," "Beetlejuice," and "Wicked."

  • Don your smartest ensemble for this conversation with Harlem fashion legend and new memoir author, Dapper Dan. After the event, get a book signed and check out the pop-up exhibition of archival apparel and photos in the Media Gallery.

  • Learn the foundations of printmaking without a press so you can use your new skills at home. Brooklyn-based Japanese artist, Sonomi Kobayashi, teaches this no-experience-needed workshop at the Chelsea Rec Center.

  • Head to the speakeasy below Tompkins Square Bar for a couple of hours of laughs with comediennes from Bust Magazine, Upright Citizens Brigade, New York Comedy Festival, NPR, and more.

  • Bring your mat to this candlelit evening yoga class. A power vinyasa flow set to invigorating music will help you work up a sweat in a body-positive environment.

  • The architect behind the new buildings on Columbia's Manhattanville campus will discuss architecture's role in building more inclusive cities by creating open neighborhoods and cultural exchange. This free event is first-come, first-served, so arrive early.

  • Skip your typical happy hour and head to Elsewhere to drink, dance, and donate cash for dope raffle prizes. All proceeds of the night will go towards Planned Parenthood of NYC.

  • Slip on your dancing shoes and head to the Brooklyn Museum for an evening-long salsa party with a free lesson, open dance hours to live music, and a professional dance show.

  • Make this holiday season your craftiest one yet with DIY ornaments, coasters, and flower crown stations popping up at Distill Creative's holiday party. Not feeling artsy? Pick up instructional books, craft supplies, ceramics, artwork, and more from local vendors on-site.

  • Live actors perform this holiday cult classic, with a boozy twist: When a character says a buzzword, the audience and the actors both take a drink. Get ready for a wacky evening of Christmas cheer.

  • Bring your own compost to this celebration of science, where you'll use a compound trinocular microscope to discover and identify exactly what helpful creatures are inside your homemade soil.

  • Escape the heat and eat some sweets at the Gowanus offices of the French baking company, Michel et Augustin, featuring cookie tastings, baking classes, and more surprises.

Fun on a Budget: The NYC $20 and Under Collection

Murray's Cheese / Cheese 101 / New York, NY

Fun on a Budget: The NYC $20 and Under Collection
Fun on a Budget: The NYC $20 and Under Collection
Coleção por Danielle Walsh
New York City is known for its energy, its culture, its nightlife — and the hefty price tag for enjoying it all. We've found ways to experience the best the Big Apple has to offer on a budget. From comedy shows and dance parties to walking tours and yoga classes, here are a bunch of fun things to do this month that won’t break the bank.
New York City is known for its energy, its culture, its nightlife — and the hefty price tag for enjoying it all. We've found ways to experience the best the Big Apple has to offer on a budget. From comedy shows and dance parties to walking tours and yoga classes, here are a bunch of fun things to do this month that won’t break the bank.
  • No need to wait in line for rush tickets to see the best hits from NYC's hottest musicals. Kick off the holiday season at Columbus Circle with free live performances from shows like "Dear Evan Hansen," "Oklahoma!," "Beetlejuice," and "Wicked."

  • Don your smartest ensemble for this conversation with Harlem fashion legend and new memoir author, Dapper Dan. After the event, get a book signed and check out the pop-up exhibition of archival apparel and photos in the Media Gallery.

  • Learn the foundations of printmaking without a press so you can use your new skills at home. Brooklyn-based Japanese artist, Sonomi Kobayashi, teaches this no-experience-needed workshop at the Chelsea Rec Center.

  • Head to the speakeasy below Tompkins Square Bar for a couple of hours of laughs with comediennes from Bust Magazine, Upright Citizens Brigade, New York Comedy Festival, NPR, and more.

  • Bring your mat to this candlelit evening yoga class. A power vinyasa flow set to invigorating music will help you work up a sweat in a body-positive environment.

  • The architect behind the new buildings on Columbia's Manhattanville campus will discuss architecture's role in building more inclusive cities by creating open neighborhoods and cultural exchange. This free event is first-come, first-served, so arrive early.

  • Skip your typical happy hour and head to Elsewhere to drink, dance, and donate cash for dope raffle prizes. All proceeds of the night will go towards Planned Parenthood of NYC.

  • Slip on your dancing shoes and head to the Brooklyn Museum for an evening-long salsa party with a free lesson, open dance hours to live music, and a professional dance show.

  • Make this holiday season your craftiest one yet with DIY ornaments, coasters, and flower crown stations popping up at Distill Creative's holiday party. Not feeling artsy? Pick up instructional books, craft supplies, ceramics, artwork, and more from local vendors on-site.

  • Live actors perform this holiday cult classic, with a boozy twist: When a character says a buzzword, the audience and the actors both take a drink. Get ready for a wacky evening of Christmas cheer.

  • Bring your own compost to this celebration of science, where you'll use a compound trinocular microscope to discover and identify exactly what helpful creatures are inside your homemade soil.

  • Escape the heat and eat some sweets at the Gowanus offices of the French baking company, Michel et Augustin, featuring cookie tastings, baking classes, and more surprises.

  • No need to wait in line for rush tickets to see the best hits from NYC's hottest musicals. Kick off the holiday season at Columbus Circle with free live performances from shows like "Dear Evan Hansen," "Oklahoma!," "Beetlejuice," and "Wicked."

  • Don your smartest ensemble for this conversation with Harlem fashion legend and new memoir author, Dapper Dan. After the event, get a book signed and check out the pop-up exhibition of archival apparel and photos in the Media Gallery.

  • Learn the foundations of printmaking without a press so you can use your new skills at home. Brooklyn-based Japanese artist, Sonomi Kobayashi, teaches this no-experience-needed workshop at the Chelsea Rec Center.

  • Head to the speakeasy below Tompkins Square Bar for a couple of hours of laughs with comediennes from Bust Magazine, Upright Citizens Brigade, New York Comedy Festival, NPR, and more.

  • Bring your mat to this candlelit evening yoga class. A power vinyasa flow set to invigorating music will help you work up a sweat in a body-positive environment.

  • The architect behind the new buildings on Columbia's Manhattanville campus will discuss architecture's role in building more inclusive cities by creating open neighborhoods and cultural exchange. This free event is first-come, first-served, so arrive early.

  • Skip your typical happy hour and head to Elsewhere to drink, dance, and donate cash for dope raffle prizes. All proceeds of the night will go towards Planned Parenthood of NYC.

  • Slip on your dancing shoes and head to the Brooklyn Museum for an evening-long salsa party with a free lesson, open dance hours to live music, and a professional dance show.

  • Make this holiday season your craftiest one yet with DIY ornaments, coasters, and flower crown stations popping up at Distill Creative's holiday party. Not feeling artsy? Pick up instructional books, craft supplies, ceramics, artwork, and more from local vendors on-site.

  • Live actors perform this holiday cult classic, with a boozy twist: When a character says a buzzword, the audience and the actors both take a drink. Get ready for a wacky evening of Christmas cheer.

  • Bring your own compost to this celebration of science, where you'll use a compound trinocular microscope to discover and identify exactly what helpful creatures are inside your homemade soil.

  • Escape the heat and eat some sweets at the Gowanus offices of the French baking company, Michel et Augustin, featuring cookie tastings, baking classes, and more surprises.