Free Nights at the Museum

Brooklyn Museum: 200 Eastern Parkway. “Target First Saturdays,” 5-11 p.m.
Whitney Museum: 945 Madison Ave., “Pay-what-you-wish” Fridays, 6-9 p.m.
The New Museum: 235 Bowery, “Free Thursdays,” 7-9 p.m.
MoMA: 11 W 53rd St. “Target Free Fridays” (with ticket), 4-8 p.m.
Guggenheim1071 Fifth Ave, “Pay-what-you-wish” Saturdays, 5:45-7:45 p.m.

For those who dig the museum setting but are allergic to $20 admission fees, have no fear: tons of institutions in NY offer free or reduced evenings for art fiends with no dough to spare. Each offers something a little different in terms of crowd and atmosphere, but you’ve got nothing to lose for stopping through. 

(Image of the Whitney Museum via metrotwin.com)