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Best Free Attractions in NYC

Chrysler Building Lobby

Feeling intimidated by the cost of visiting NYC? Don't worry, there are lots of free things to do in NYC! Here are some of our favorites.

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A Walking Tour for Window Shoppers

Wednesday April 16, 2014
Dior Window DisplayAre you fascinated by the beautiful window displays at many of New York City's top stores? Year-round, you can learn about the history of New York City's window displays, as well as how they're made and designed on the WindowsWear Fashion Windows Walking Tour. The tour takes you to see the windows at many of New York City's finest department stores, and offers participants the opportunity to learn about the history and process of window dressing. This well researched and guided tour will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the beauty and art that go into creating the window displays, as well as an understanding of the merchandising power that they hold.

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Photo of Dior window display by Heather Cross, licensed to About.com

DiMenna Children's History Museum

Friday April 11, 2014
You may about the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, but did you realize that the museum is home to a museum-within-the-museum, the DiMenna Children's History Museum? Located on the museum's lower level, the Children's Museum features interactive exhibits, games and a library that offer school-age kids a window into the history of New York and the lives of children living here.

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Photo of DiMenna Children's History Museum Jon Wallen/N-YHS

Seeing Dance and Ballet Performances in NYC

Wednesday April 9, 2014
Whether you like something traditional or brand-new, New York City's dance offerings are sure to please. We've put together a helpful guide to Dance and Ballet in New York City covering major dance companies and dance venues around New York City, from the New York City Ballet and the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center to the Brooklyn Ballet and the Joyce Theater.

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Photo of Brooklyn Ballet Julie Lemberger, used with permission

April in New York City

Thursday April 3, 2014
Cherry Tree at BBGApril can be a great time to visit New York City -- despite the fact that the weather can be both wet and unpredictable. With Easter, the Tribeca Film Festival and the Macy's Flower Show all taking place, there are many fun events throughout the month, and the promise of warm weather, as well as April school break, make it a popular time to visit.

Guide: April in NYC Weather & Event Guide
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Photo of Cherry Blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden by Heather Cross, licensed to About.com

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