We'll just say it: Raising a kid is expensive. Weekend classes, summer camp, after-school care, and dance and music lessons can add up. And let’s face it, as New Yorkers, we’re most likely paying much more than the average parent.
That’s why we’ve rounded up more than a dozen FREE classes that run year-round in NYC to lighten the financial load. All the classes listed here are within free-to-access stores and public places, but there are also plenty of free and low-cost activities inside NYC museums and gardens that have monthly memberships. Don't forget your IDNYC card will give you free or discounted access to many cultural institutions.
Check out our Free in NYC Guide for more budget-friendly family fun.