Having fun and keeping the kids entertained this summer doesn't have to be expensive. Credit:

Summer is around the corner, and we all know how expensive everything is. If you have a teen who will be looking for free or low-cost things to do this summer with friends, send them this list. 

Get Active

  • Get a at Planet Fitness for students ages 14 to 19 now through August 31. 
  • Youth and young adults can sign up for a and have access to indoor pools, programming, and more. 


  • Catch in parks across the city with the Parks Department. 
  • Watch a on the rooftop with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge at Pier 17. 
  • Head to an AMC theater for a with your student ID at the box office. 

Concerts and Broadway shows

  • Hudson Yards will be hosting by up-and-coming musical talent. 
  • Student IDs can also get you last-minute tickets for (via Student Rush), , and more. 

Museums, zoos, and more

  • Use your library card to reserve free passes to 100+ cultural institutions across the city with .
  • Kids aged 10 to 13 can apply for an and get free one-year memberships at places like the Bronx Zoo. 

For more fun summer ideas, check out our section on things to do in ż.

Nicole Perrino is the founder of Bronxmama.com, a hyperlocal website for Bronx families where she use her influence to celebrate the beauty that the Bronx has to offer. In addition to her role at Bronxmama,...

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