New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but you don't have to break the bank when you visit.Many tourist attractions, local hangouts, and not-to-be missed experiences are completely free.Free activities you can do in New York City this summerrange from outdoor concerts to special museum visits to Shakespeare performances.New York City isn't cheapin fact, it's one of the most expensive cities in the world for travelers.But that doesn't mean it's impossible to get by on a shoestring budget. There are plenty of activities you can do in the Big Apple that won't cost you a dime this summer, from outdoor concerts and Shakespeare performances to trips to world-famous museums and peaceful botanical gardens.Here are 22 of the best activities you can do in New York City this summer for free.SEE ALSO:13 places to visit in May for every type of travelerDON'T MISS:A video filmed in 1911 shows everyday life in New York City 100 years ago ' see how it compares to Manhattan todayView the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island FerryA proper tour of the Statue of Liberty will cost you $30 or more, but the wallet-conscious traveler can save money by taking the Staten Island Ferry.The commuter ferry, which is always free, travels between Manhattan and Staten Island every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day. It won't stop at the Statue of Liberty, but you'll get plenty of photo opportunities of the iconic monument and the New York skyline in the distance. Check out the Brooklyn Botanical Garden The peacefulBrooklyn Botanical Garden is free during the summer on Friday mornings before noon. Take a leisurely kayak rideSeveral boathouses around New York City offer up kayaks for free public use in the summer, giving visitors a chance to see the city from spectacular vantage points.Two of the more popular locations are by Brooklyn Bridge Park and along the Hudson River in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan. You can check out more options here.See the rest of the story at Business Insider Click here to read full news..