Things to Do

  • Sign up for newsletters so you don't have to do all the research about events and workshops.

  • Go to the library!

    • The NYPL has millions of books, DVDs, tutorials, resources for FREE. They host events and movies all the time.

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  • The NY Public Library has a program called the “Culture Pass”

    • Where anyone with a card can reserve a free pass to go to a museum/zoo/aquarium in NYC.

    • There is a long list of participating places.

    • Most passes including bring 2-4 people with you!

  • Sign up for meetup.com and find groups for anything.

  • If your office is having a happy hour or event, go to it.

    • Even if you don’t like drinking, it’s a great way to connect outside of work

  • Check for Free Museum Days and “Pay What You Want” days.

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  • Check out events on bulletin boards at your local coffee shop - that’s a great way to build community.

    • you’re in Brooklyn and love board games, check out Brew N Boards.

      • Once a month at a new local bar, we meet up and play games. It is my favorite event that I go to.

    • Check out this city guide for introverts.

    • Find cheap Broadway tickets.

      • Rush tickets- If you wake up early or submit an online lottery, you could be seeing Hamilton for $10!

      • TKTS will let you buy “day of” Broadway tickets at a very discounted price. I got great seats to Waitress for a little over $100

      • Broadway Roulette is a great way to see a show for only $50 if you don’t mind a little mystery. You don’t know which show you are seeing until the day of. After buying a ticket, you select a date, and a list of shows you do not want to see. From there, you’ll be randomly assigned tickets to a show. I saw Jersey Boys when I did it.

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  • General Assembly offers free workshops and events about media skills including workshops about Photoshop, InDesign, Coding, Project Management, Digital Marketing, UX Design, Javascript, etc.  

    • There are also bootcamps and intensive sessions that you can pay for

  • Cooper Hewitt is such a cool design museum! Order online because it's cheaper - use your student ID and Saturday nights are usually "Pay What You Want"

  • Put events into your calendar and actually go them.

    • Use events as an opportunity to invite new people to come with you.

    • RSVPing to events will hold you more accountable.

  • SkillShare is great for online tutorials.

    • Get 2 months free when you sign up.

  • Bushwick has really cool street art.

  • Use a secondary email for newsletters.

    • Prevent being annoyed when newsletters come in to your primary email, especially when you're anticipating important job emails.

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  • Unsubscribe from store promos newsletters, especially if you’re trying to save money.

    • You don’t need that extra layer of temptation.

    • If you were not anticipating buying something, even if there is a sale, you are not really saving money.

  • Shop local and talk to the vendor.

    • The vendor might have ideas about events locally.

  • Talk to your neighbors in your building and see if they know about anything in the area.

  • If you're waiting to kill time, you can also stop at Barnes and Noble and read for free.