New York is known as an expensive city, but you can count the ways it is generous to New Yorkers and tourists. Many of the city’s premier attractions, museums, galleries and performances offer free entry on a select day of the month or evening hours every week. Those seeking a bargain can use the no-cost or low-cost admittance to take a chance on the unknown or to return to a favorite art work, exhibit or gallery again and again.
One of our favorites that is so moving is the The National September 11 Memorial Museum, which serves as the country’s principal institution for examining the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring the continuing significance of September 11, 2001. Admission is free for all visitors on Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The last entry is at 7 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available for online reservation two weeks in advance of each Tuesday evening. For tickets, please click here.
The Museum’s 110,000 square feet of exhibition space is located within the archaeological heart of the World Trade Center site—telling the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts. The lives of every victim of the 2001 and 1993 attacks will be commemorated as visitors have the opportunity to learn about the men, women, and children who died.
The monumental artifacts of the Museum provide a link to the events of 9/11, while presenting intimate stories of loss, compassion, reckoning, and recovery that are central to telling the story of the attacks and the aftermath.