“Experience New York City on a Shoestring!”

Nifty NYC is a hand-curated guide to top free New York City events and cheap things to do. Nifty’s events calendar contains many unique and unusual NYC events—usually free or less than $10. Using my connections as an event planner and member of the city’s underground arts community, I sort through and share the best of free and cheap NYC with you.

In a city renowned for its high cost of living, Nifty NYC strives to make meaningful and affordable experiences accessible to everyone who cares to revel in them, celebrating community, creativity and forward-thinking ideas. Nifty NYC’s free e-newsletter lists the best New York City museums, concerts, shopping, art, attractions and more in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.

About the Founder


Claire Elyse LaRoche is a Brooklyn-based blogger, women’s empowerment coach, intuitive healer and budget bonne vivante. She “get[s] up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time.”

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Nifty NYC was founded in January 2011.

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