3 Things to Do in NYC For Under $20 That Will Help You Save Energy and Earn Money!

Spending a summer in New York City can be a lot of things. It can be hot, expensive, and overwhelming, but don’t worry! We’ve got you! There are so many amazing things to do in the city that are not only exciting and fun, but environmentally friendly and cheap as well! Here are some of the most popular activities to do this summer in NYC with your friends and family for just $20 or less. You don’t want to miss out!
May 27, 2022

1. Uptown Night Market

Source: Uptown Night Market https://www.uptownnightmarket.com/  

Every second Tuesday of the month from now until November, you can enjoy a night filled with live music, incredible food, and inspiring cultures at the largest food series in Manhattan. The Uptown Night Market is held outside in Harlem and run mainly by females and a small, yet wildly diverse community. The team’s goal is to create a wonderful and exciting environment that aims “to amplify the vibrancy of Harlem and Uptown, its food, culture and support its small and micro-businesses.”  
Be sure to check it out and experience delicious food, art, and music for as little as $10 or $15!

Location: 12th Ave & W 135th Street.  

2. Roller Skating at Rockefeller Center

Source: The Rink at Rockefeller Center https://www.rockefellercenter.com/attractions/flippers-roller-skating-rink/  

Who ever said exercise can’t be fun? Rockefeller Center just opened their roller-skating rink, Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace, which is now open every day of the week. If you have your own pair of skates, children’s tickets are $12 and adult tickets are just $20 for an hour. Enjoy some time outside with friends, family, or even just yourself and appreciate the energized and electric atmosphere of The Rink at Rockefeller Center!  
Location: Rockefeller Plaza between 50th and 49th streets.  

3. Ride the Brand New Electric Citi Bikes Around Central Park

Source: TimeOut https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/lyft-has-unveiled-new-electric-citi-bikes-in-nyc-042922-1  

For anyone who has ridden electric Citi Bikes around NYC before, you know just how fast they can go. Well, now we can all enjoy an even faster and smoother ride with the brand new, white, electric Citi Bikes! On Thursday, May 5th, the bikes were launched throughout the city, and their daily usage is currently up by 90% compared to the older bikes. What is also so great about these new bikes is that they require less charging due to their longer lasting battery that has a range of 60 miles. For just $0.23 a minute, you can experience an incredible ride around Central Park, sightseeing, and enjoying the weather.  

Download the Citi Bike app to find out how and where to unlock a bike for a ride!  

But wait... Here's how to earn money this summer!

What’s fantastic about all three of these activities is that they take place outdoors. Summertime, especially in a large city like New York City, typically causes electricity usage in residential buildings to skyrocket. So, the summer is the perfect time to help conserve energy and live more energy efficiently by spending your time outside with friends and family. Before you leave for any of these activities, make sure to turn off your AC, unplug your extension cords, and switch off the lights! This will help you to lower your electricity bill. Not to mention these activities are cheap, and what’s even better is that Meltek can help you earn the money to put towards these summer experiences, which double as a fun time and a way to lower your electricity bill.