Although New York City is notorious for being one of the world’s most expensive cities, cost should not prohibit visitors — and locals — from experiencing the rich arts and cultural attractions the city has to offer. In addition to completely free museums, almost all institutions offer free admission a few hours each week. The key to enjoying the Big Apple’s best museums for little or no cost is to know what to see and where to go before arriving.
The American Folk Art Museum, located at 2 Lincoln Place in the Upper West Side, has showcased local and international craft artists since 1961. Their charming collections emphasize self-taught artists and include paintings, textiles, sculptures and drawings.
When it was established in 2000, The International Print Center was the only nonprofit art space dedicated to exhibiting artists’ prints. Although the collection lacks multimedia variety, the museum is a singular experience that sets it apart from larger institutions.
The National Museum of the American Indian, one of the largest institutions dedicated to art and cultural preservation, is completely free. The institution is a branch of the Smithsonian and houses an extensive collection of historic and cultural artifacts from across the nation.
The Museum of Modern Art’s sister location, P.S 1 MoMA, features pay-what-you-wish admission. Converted from an old public school building, the collection focuses on site-specific and contemporary installations. The awe-inspiring art is a short train ride outside of Manhattan in Long Island City.
Additionally, the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers pay-what-you-wish admission; despite the steep suggested prices posted by the ticket counter. Plan on spending at least a day appreciating the institution’s varied collections and rotating exhibits.
Looking for a fun road trip? Take to Florida’s A1A, a 300-plus-mile highway following the state’s Atlantic Coast. Where are some of the best spots to stop along this designated Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway? Here are a few ideas:
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
This Labor Day, spend the weekend with a long, relaxing trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands. The destination no longer enforces pandemic restrictions or COVID-19 tests and doesn’t require passports for U.S. citizens.
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel in New York City, recently created a curated gourmet picnic experience for guests to enjoy this summer and early fall. Called chicnics, a cool kid term for chic picnics, guests can bask under the New York sun and soak up these last few weeks of summer before fall arrives.
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This year marks the 100th anniversary of James Joyce’s Ulysses and where better to celebrate the iconic novel and author than in Dublin? If you’d like to enjoy a luxurious, James Joyce-inspired stay in the city, but aren’t sure where to start, The Shelbourne has you covered with its Sauntering with Joyce experience, available through Aug. 31. The experience is an easy way to add a little literary flair to your trip without needing to join a group tour or dedicate an entire trip to just one type of fun.