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!
Join a gym.
Join a class.
See if any of your friends know somebody in your new city that they could connect you with.
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.
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.
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.