Revelers gather during New Year celebrations in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York Dec. 31, 2015. Reuters

New York City is known for its iconic, massive New Year's Eve celebrations, but you don't have to break the bank Saturday to enjoy some of the best the Big Apple has to offer. An estimated one million people will pour into Times Square this year to watch the ball drop, signaling the beginning of 2017. Long lines and the lack of bathrooms, food and breathing space, however, mean many New Yorkers and tourists alike will ditch the mainstream chaos and check out some of the city's other free events.

Bikes, Dance And Fireworks At Belvedere Castle

There's no need to fight for a space in Time Square to catch grand New Year's Eve display. Central Park's Belvedere Castle, located by the Turtle Pond and Great Lawn, will be the destination of the 19th annual New Year's Eve Bike Ride. Meet up with fellow riders, or skaters, at the Brooklyn end of the Williamsburg Bridge at 9:45 p.m., the Washington Square Park Arch at 10 p.m. or the Flatiron Side of Madison Square Park at 10:20 p.m. to join the ride. Otherwise, the party's starting up at 11:45 p.m. by Belvedere Castle and you can expect to bring in the new year with dancing and fireworks for free, sponsored by environmental community organization Time's Up.

Relive The 1980s In Bushwick

For those whose 2016 has them longing for years gone by, Dromedary Bar may have the perfect escape for you. Located at 266 Irving Ave in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the venue will be hosting its first ever New Year's Eve party complete with a 1980s prom theme. The event kicks off at 10 p.m. and a free champaign toast is planned for midnight. Once the clocks turn twelve, the party goes on all night long with classic movies from the era. The venue will hand out free party favors and special prizes to the prom king and queen with the best costumes and dance moves.

Andy Rourke Of The Smiths Spins In Williamsburg

For those looking for authentic 1980s talent, check out Williamsburg's Night of Joy Bar at 667 Lorimer Street. Andy Rourke, the former bassist of the the iconic U.K. alternative rock back The Smiths, will be DJing the party.

Concert For Peace In Morningside Heights

Conceived in 1984 by famous composer Leonard Bernstein, the annual New Year's Eve Concert for Peace at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is great way to experience live music for a cause without spending a dime. The event will be hosted by award-winning NBC journalist Harry Smith and feature Cathedral Artist in Residence Judy Collins and solo performances as well as the Cathedral's choir and orchestra. General admission seats are free, however, ticketed seating and sponsorship packages will be offered beginning at $100.

10th Annual NY Night Train Party In The Bowery

If you're willing to hit up Home Sweet Home Bar before 10 p.m., you can score yourself free entrance to the 10th annual New York Night Train Party. The event will feature live music from local acts Baby Shakes, Breanna Barbara, MALA VISTA and more, while DJ's Jonathan Toubin, Josh Styles of Daddy Long Legs, Todd-O-Phonic Todd of WMFU, Reyes Rodrigues of Norton Records and more will keep you dancing into 2017. Party starts at 9 p.m. and there's a free midnight champagne toast to celebrate the new year.