It's Monday!! And you have nothing to do? :( Why not try one of these:
Get your Exercise on - BeFitNYC Free First Mondays - Rec centers in all five boroughs open their doors the first Monday of every month so you can swim, lift weights, practice your best yoga poses, or join any of their various fitness classes all for free. Check their page for the nearest rec center to you.
Get Crafty - Etsy Labs - Head over to DUMBO for some "craftivities" at this arts and craft world headquarters from 4 to 8pm every Monday. Bring your scrapbook or art project and get free professional help from the Etsy staff, or buy something in their shop and start something new.
Story Time - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe - Head down to Soho if you have a 3 year old (or younger). Every Monday morning at 11:30, enjoy free stories and songs in the kid's section. 126 Crosby Street. 212-334-3324
Get Modern - Movement Research - Every Monday at 8pm, Movement Research puts on a free show at the Judson Church at Washington Square. I'm not gonna lie, I don't really get it. But if you're into that sorta thing, check it out. Oh, and leave the kids at home, from what I saw on their YouTube page, some performances are definitely NOT family friendly.
Sing us a Song, you're the Piano Man - Boxcar Lounge - Ok, you're not the piano man, but you could be the singer. Boxcar Lounge hosts Piano Bar Mondays at 10pm every week, and if you think you're good enough, they'll even let you sing your favorite tune. No cover, no minimum ever. Just good old clean family fun. Ok, that part is a lie. It doubles as a cabaret too.
Do you know of something else that should be on this list? Leave it in the comments and I'll check it out and add it.
And if you think those are all pretty lame, check out these other NYC free events available every day!