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Free summer activities in New York City

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Looking for something to do without reaching far into your wallet?

New York has some activities going on throughout the summer that are great for the family and low-cost. Many are even free.

Theatreworks USA is a free summer theater program to youth and their families. The program provides performances that entertain and educate. They will give away more than 15,000 free tickets to their production of Skippyjon Jones.

SummerStage, through The City Parks Foundation, presents dozens of concerts in parks for free. Our Latin Thing: A Tribute to the Fania All Stars and Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue is the first on Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. in Soundview Park, Bronx.

The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum and New York City Parks will run outdoor films for free. You can see Spider Man or The Muppets at the Intrepid, for example. McCarren Park will screen Hoodwinked Too on Friday, July 5, at 8 p.m.

Madison Square Park holds an exhibit called "Pet Sounds," which is interactive and on display now for free.

Summer Streets is back. Part bike tour, part walking tour, part block party, Summer Streets is an annual celebration of being able to enjoy traffic-free streets for nearly seven consecutive miles from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park. It will feature outdoor activities, including free bike helmets and other giveaways, a zip line, a 25-foot rock climbing wall, and free dance and exercise classes. Saturdays, August 4, 11, and 18, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

See NYC.gov for a complete list of many more low-cast and free events

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