Free Friday Mornings at the Botanic Garden

Brooklyn’s world class Botanic Garden is a can’t-miss when you’re visiting the borough. Decked out with a Rose Garden, Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, and a ton of gorgeous cherry blossom trees, it’s an ideal place to spend a sunny summer morning, especially a Friday morning, when it’s free 8am-noon.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Brooklyn, NY

Free Times at Brooklyn Museum

Located right next to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum is another area landmark that you’ve got to see. Admission to the museum is free from 5pm to 11pm on the first Saturday of every month of the year, except September. It’s also free on Thursday nights from 5pm to 10pm.

Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY

Walk The Brooklyn Bridge

An exceptional New York City landmark, the Brooklyn Bridge also offers one of the most scenic, totally free excursions in town. Head over from NU Hotel and spend some time at the also-free Brooklyn Bridge Park before heading out across the bridge to Manhattan. This promises to be quite a photo-friendly day.

Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn, NY

Visit BAMCafe

Part of the massive and wildly successful Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAMCafe provides visitors a place to grab a drink or a bite while listening to some of the best live music in town. Come here to enjoy free live rock, jazz, R&B, world music, and pop acts on select Friday and Saturday nights.

Check Out Some Free Art

Brooklyn is filled with the widest variety of art galleries, and many of them let people come in and check out the work for free. Find some inspiration on where to visit here. You may see some work from some of the local artists who painted our NU Perspectives Mural Rooms, another celebration of the local arts community.