Up the Fun and Lower The Cost: A Night on the Town For Under $15


Published: April 1, 2010

Enjoying a night out in one of the most expensive cities in the world can seem like a hard thing to do.  But who says that in order to have a good time you have to cough up a large chunk of change?  Forget about staying at home and watching re-runs on the weekends. Here’s the schedule for a Friday night filled with events that are low in price but high in fun factor. You can explore this wonderful city at $15 or less and we’re going to show you how!


4-8 p.m.: Watch movies at MOMA (Free)

Museum of Modern Art 11 W. 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

The Museum of Modern Art is an extraordinary museum that is famous for its unique display of art.  Who would have thought that this museum would offer services for free?! From 4 to 8 p.m. you can enjoy watching movies for absolutely nothing; just make sure you get there at 4 p.m. on the dot before tickets are sold out.


8:30 p.m.: Have dinner at Tulcingo Del Valle Restaurant & Deli ($2.75)

Tulcingo Del Valle 10th Avenue between 46th Street and 47th Street

The cheapest most delicious dinner you’ll ever have is right at Tulcingos with their $2.75 tacos. This meal won’t slow you down and will fill your appetite for the night.


10 p.m.: Watch poets battle it out at Nuyorican’s Poet Café ($10)

236 E 3rd St. between Avenues B and C

Lyricists from all over NYC come to tell their stories at this café that has been around for decades. The winner is determined based off the vibe from the crowd, so you get to take part (with lots of cheering) in deciding who’s the best of the night!


1:30 a.m.: Show Tunes Karaoke at Marie’s Crisis (Free)

59 Grove St. between Seventh Avenue South and Bleecker Street

Who says the night has to end before the day is over? Go out with a bang at this West Village bar, join the other show tune lovers around the piano, and sing your favorite songs from your favorite shows.

In total, $12.75 is the price you pay for a great night in the city! For more fun events that are cheap or free, visit http://newyork.timeout.com/.