Fun Facts: Free Things to do in New York

Have you ever wanted to study in New York? Kaplan has three English language schools in the Big Apple; the East Village, Midtown and an English school on the 63rd floor of the Empire State Building! There is a great view of the New York skyline from the student lounge.

Take a look at our New York poster! What do you think is the best thing about the city? Is it the skyline, the people or the food? We have made a list of fun free things to do in New York! They are below the poster.

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Free Things to do in New York:

Central Park

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Central Park is one of New York's most famous locations. It is filled with free events and is great for walking, relaxing and people-watching. Famous sites include Strawberry Fields, which celebrates The Beatle John Lennon.

Another site is ‘the Pond,’ at the southeastern corner, which features in the famous American novel ‘The Catcher in the Rye’. Take a long walk around the park. It is beautiful during all seasons.

New York Public Library

New York’s main library was once the largest marble building in America. The Rose Main Reading Room is the most popular room because of its size and beauty.

The Exhibition Hall contains an original copy of the American Declaration of Independence. The Map Division has a collection of 431,000 maps and 16,000 atlases!

There is also a free guided tour, which leaves from the information desk in Astor Hall. Film fans may recognize the library from Ghostbusters and The Day After Tomorrow!

The High Line

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The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues.

There are wonderful views of the Hudson River and you may see art installations and events. You are sure to discover something exciting on your walk!

Times Square

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Times Square has been called "The Crossroads of the World" and "The Center of the Universe". It is a major center of the world's entertainment industry and is the world's most visited tourist attraction.

The Square hosts the annual New Year's Eve ball drop, which is the main New Year's celebration in New York City. Take a look at the large neon advertisements and famous shops. You will not be bored!

This illustration was created by graphic illustrator YETI aka Michael Jamet.

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