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

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. 

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

Concerts and Broadway shows

Museums, zoos, and more

  • Use your library card to reserve free passes to 100+ cultural institutions across the city with Culture Pass.
  • Kids aged 10 to 13 can apply for an IDNYC 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 NYC.

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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