Cheap and Free NYC Events, Week of Saturday October 1st, 2022 From the Cheap Chick in the City, Part II

Editor’s Note: Again NYC, please try to stay as dry and warm as possible + be sure to double check that any outdoor events are still on!

Here’s a link to Part One’s post from The Cheap Chick in the City; still plenty of great NYC events happening this week!


Welcome all, esp to those who found the Cheap Chick in the City after my appearance on #TheRehearsal starring Nathan Fielder and to those looking for free and cheap things to do in NYC.

And be sure to follow the Cheap Chick in the City on Twitter via @cheapchicknyc, find me (Tricia aka Cheap Chick in the City from #TheRehearsal) on the Cameo app to request personalized messages, and if you want to support the website, buy me a cup of coffee. or orange juice, no pulp  you can Venmo me via Patricia-Couture-3. Thanks to all who have sent me $ via Venmo; EVERY little bit helps!

Apologies for the lack of images. Did not have much time this week (again!), so was lucky to inc these NYC events.

Also sorry for wonky formatting.

And now on to Part Two of this week’s cheap and free NYC events:

The Great Outdoors
“Farming 101 Workshop: Season Extension”
Thursday October 6th, 2022
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Battery Urban Farm in The Battery, Manhattan
“Learn about the crops and practices that can help keep your garden producing all winter long.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“Bronx River Bird Walk”
Saturday October 8th, 2022
8 to 10 a.m.
Bronx River House in Starlight Park, 1490 Sheridan Blvd, Bronx
“Join NYC Audubon and the Bronx River Eco Team as we continue our series of guided walks along the Bronx River! Grab a pair of binoculars and see and learn about the beautiful birds that call the Bronx River home. The walk will take us around Starlight Park and Concrete Plant Park, and will showcase the importance of healthy urban green spaces for wildlife. Please bring comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

“Nature Discovery Hike”
Saturday October 8th, 2022
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park, Avenue U and East 33rd Street, Brooklyn
“On Nature Exploration, we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. To enhance your experience, please bring your own binoculars and field guides.”
Cost: Free!

“Wings Over Wave Hill Day”
Sunday October 9th, 2022
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wave Hill, Bronx
“October is peak fall migration time for birds along the Hudson River and we have a front-row seat! Migratory and resident raptors and songbirds animate the gardens and the skies above Wave Hill and our naturalist and expert birders are on hand to reveal and explain their activities. Our popular annual falconry demonstration returns—get your tickets now!—and the Family Art Project and bird walks for all ages and abilities round out the day.

Some events this weekend will take place in fully accessible areas of the areas of the garden, some not.”
Cost: Varies, get tkts here.

“Ethnobotany Hike”
Sunday, October 9, 2022
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
218th Street and Indian Road in Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
“The study of the healing power of plants is thousands of years old, and many of these plants still grow in our parks. Join us on a hike through Inwood Hill Park to look for plants that our ancestors used for food and medicine.”
Cost: Free!

Take Part In Art
“Collage Workshop”
Tuesday October 4, 2022, 2 to 3:45 p.m., Tuesday October 11th, 2022, 2 to 3:45 p.m., Tuesday October 18th 2022, 2 to 3:45 p.m.
Bloomingdale Library, 150 West 100th Street, Manhattan
“Come use a variety of found images and supplies to make your own free-form, abstract or representational collages. Collage enthusiast David Ochoa will facilitate this group.”
Cost: Free!

“Art Talk: An Artist’s Perspective on Perspective”
Thursday October 6th, 2022
4 to 5:30 p.m.
New Amsterdam Library, 9 Murray Street, Manhattan
“To wrap up our current exhibit, artist and teacher Mark Leibowitz of Urban Sketchers NYC  will lead a special talk about one of the biggest “discoveries” in art: perspective. 

It took centuries for Western Artists to figure out perspective. We all know what perspective is – train tracks disappearing off towards the horizon.  Perspective is the mental structure we use to organize visual information.  It’s so basic to our way of thinking that it’s hard to imagine a time when it was poorly understood.  But what a difference!  It’s like the invention of movable type and many other discoveries, it changed the world.

This 30 minute talk will be followed by time for questions and discussion.”
Cost: Free!

“Ken Smith, Landscape Architecture”
Thursday October 6th, 2022
6 p.m.
Online
“In 2021 the Ken Smith Workshop won the AIA Merit Award of Excellence for the terrific design of the new St Pete Pier, the latest of a long list of awards for outstanding, cutting edge landscape design, much of it in New York City.  One of Ken Smith’s earliest projects was the design of MoMA’s rooftop garden, as well as the restoration of the Lever House landscaping. Following the terrorist attacks on the WTC, Ken Smith designed one of the most sensitive memorials in the city, called Eleven Tears, for American Express and also submitted a proposal for the rebuilding of the tower, as part of the THINK group. The Ken Smith Workshop is involved in redesigning the East River Waterfront, but also many of the city’s urban plazas. Starting south, in St Petersburg FL, art historian Sylvia Laudien-Meo will take us on a journey through New York City to visit all of his various projects, including a little detour to California.”
Cost: $25, get tkts here.

“Block Printmaking for Beginners”
Friday October 7th, 2022
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Multi-Use Room A in Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 W. 60th St., Manhattan
“Join NYC Parks and the Art Students League with Caroline Ongpi for a series of three-week printmaking workshops. You will create your own multilayered compositions using premade linocut patterns and images and will learn how to use stencils and masks to add depth and variety to the prints. Students will also be taught the basics of inking, blending, and hand printing with water-based inks.”
Cost: Free!

Go on the Dumbo First Thursday Gallery Walk on Thursday October 6th, 2022, 6 to 8 p.m.

The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming” exhibit will open on Friday October 7th, 2022, at the New-York Historical Society.

Close Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers of Magnum” runs @ the International Center of Photography (ICP) through Monday January 9th, 2023.





The Sound of Music
“Concert: The Art Baron All Stars”
Friday October 7th, 2022
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center in Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 W. 60th St., Manhattan
“Master trombonist Art Baron has led a long and varied career. Soon after completing studies at Berklee College of Music, he made a notable appearance on Stevie Wonder’s Music of My Mind, and then joined the Duke Ellington Band at age 23. He went on to work with many major artists including Buddy Rich, Sam Rivers, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed and James Taylor. As a composer and arranger, he has had commissions from Jazz at Lincoln Center and the New York Composers’ Orchestra, among other ensembles. In recent years he has been found carrying on the big band legacy in the Harlem Blues and Jazz band and his own Duke’s Men.

Presented in partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.”
Cost: Free!

“The Gotham Jazzmen”
Tuesday October 4th, 2022
12 to 1:30 p.m.
Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza (entrance at 111 Amsterdam between 64th and 65th Streets), Manhattan
“This event will take place in person at the Library for the Performing Arts.

After a two year hiatus the Gotham Jazzmen are back! Spend your lunch break listening to a live set of traditional jazz music. Using your “library voice” does not apply!

 The Gotham Jazzmen features Pete Sokolow on piano, Lee Lorenz on cornet, James Lincoln Collier on trombone, Ernie Lumer on clarinet, Ed Bonoff on drums, and Skip Muller on bass.

The Library encourages mask wearing in all public spaces.”
Cost: Free!

“JAZZ ALBUM SPOTLIGHT: Charlie Parker’s ‘Latin Bird’ (1948-49)”
Friday October 7th, 2022
2 to 3p.m.
Online
“This jazz disc discussion will focus on the Charlie Parker album, Latin Bird  (1948-49).

We are offering a monthly music club via Google Hangouts/Meetup selecting and focusing on a classic album with a distinct cultural impact. To create an intimate setting for discussion (Like a Book Club for music!) we’re limiting the number of people for each session. This is your chance to deepen your knowledge of these essential albums, and to share your reactions with other music fans.

Once you RSVP, we provide the links for further listening.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

Have you been to the Lunchtime Concert Series downtown @ the Oculus yet?

I Could Have Danced All Night
“Celebrate Hispanic Heritage [Dance]!”

Saturday October 8th, 2022
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Online
“It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! Join us as we celebrate Hispanic heritage and diversity through dance. This special event will be led by instructors Alejandra, Katherine, and Yhajaira, and will feature two Zumba demos and one Dance Fitness demo.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

Lights, Camera, Action
“Tuesday at the Movies: Charade
Tuesday October 4th, 2022
5 to 7 p.m.
Ottendorfer Library, 135 Second Avenue, Manhattan
“Join us for our screenings of some of our favorite movies featuring the incomparable Walter Matthau. 

Our final feature in this series is Charade (1963) Directed by Stanley Donen. Also starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. A trio of crooks pursues a wealthy young American through Paris.”
Cost: Free!

“Reel to Read Movies: Alien (1979)”
Wednesday October 5th, 2022
2 to 4 p.m.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Note: This event will be in-person at SNFL, Room 303, 455 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
“The crew of a commercial spacecraft encounter a deadly lifeform after investigating an unknown transmission.

Directed by Ridley Scott

1979 | R | 116 minutes.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

“Movies at Hudson Park: Downton Abbey: A New Era
Thursday October 6th, 2022
2 to 4:30 p.m.
Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street, Manhattan
“Join us for classic films and blockbusters!

Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)                     

The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess’s newly inherited villa.

Director: Simon Curtis | Writer: Julian Fellowes | Stars: Hugh Bonneville Jim Carter Michelle Dockery | 2h 4m.”
Cost: Free!

“Childcare: People’s Liberation”
Thursday October 6th, 2022
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts -Bruno Walter Auditorium Enter via 111 Amsterdam Ave. between West 64th and 65th Street
“An evening of film and discussion with the independent filmmakers who bring issues of childcare – why and how – to the fore.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“Friday Movie Matinee at Columbus, The Light Between Oceans
Friday October 7th, 2022
1 to 3:15 p.m.
Columbus Library, 742 10th Avenue, Manhattan
The Light Between Oceans

2016; 132 Minutes; Rated PG-13; Walt Disney Pictures

Director – Derek Cianfrance

Starring – Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Florence Clery, Jack Thompson

A lighthouse keeper, living off the coast of Australia with his wife, finds a baby on an adrift rowboat. They rescue and raise the child as their own, changing their lives and that of a stranger.”
Cost: Free!

“Movies at 53rd: The Lost City (2022)”
Friday October 7th, 2022
2 to 4 p.m.
53rd Street Library, Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street, Manhattan
“This event will take place in person at the 53rd Street Library.

Please come and join us to watch a movie, The Lost City (2022) on Friday, October 7th at 2 p.m. The movie will be screened in the Community Room on the central level. Rating PG-13

Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes.

Director: Aaron and Adam Nee

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum.

Comedy adventure about a search for an ancient lost city.”
Cost: Free!

Moonlight & Movies: Moonstruck
Thursday October 6th, 2022
6:30 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 FIFTH AVENUE, Manhattan
“Warning: explicit eating, drinking, and baking scenes! Join us for “one of the most enchanting romantic comedies of all time” (Criterion). Weather permitting, we’ll be outdoors and serving Aperol Spritzes to accompany Moonstruck (1987), starring Cher and Nicholas Cage. After an introduction with NYC food writer and culinary tour guide Joe DiStefano, enjoy this multigenerational Italian-American family in Brooklyn full of love, laughs, and secret romance.”
Cost: $20, get tkts here.

History’s Mysteries
“Uncovered: Sojourner Truth’s Quest for Liberty and Justice”
Tuesday October 4th, 2022
 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Blvd, Manhattan
“Join scholars, archivists, and curators as they revisit the story of Sojourner Truth’s inspiring life, tell the exciting story of how the long-lost court records from her fight to liberate her son from slavery were recovered in 2022, and discuss the important role of archives in the preservation of documents and the teaching of history to future generations.

Sojourner Truth was an iconic activist who was born into slavery but courageously opted to self-liberate. Shortly after she freed herself, she began the process of restoring her family. Undaunted by societal norms and biases, Truth went to court in Ulster County, New York, in 1828 to sue for her son’s freedom. She won her case, becoming the first Black woman to win a lawsuit against a white man to secure a family member’s freedom. While the records of this historic case were preserved for some time, they were lost for much of the ensuing 200 years — only to be recovered in 2022.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

Beat Generation Plaque Unveiling
Thursday October 6th, 2022
5:30 p.m.
204-206 East 7th Street, Manhattan
“We will be installing a plaque to commemorate the Beat Generation at a building where Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs lived early in their career. The two, along with occasional visitor Jack Kerouac, formed the nucleus of this influential post-war countercultural movement. We will hear excerpts from their work and a discussion of the importance of the Beat Generation and of these authors’ early work.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Challenging Systems of Oppression”
Thursday October 6th, 2022
6:30 p.m.
Online
“Scholars discuss the devastating effects of the carceral system.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“Hispanic Heritage Month: Corona, The Crown of Queens”
Saturday, October 8, 2022
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Playground (Linden Playground) in Park Of The Americas, Queens
“Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Urban Park Rangers! Learn more about the neighborhood of Corona and its significance to Latinx culture in New York City.”
Cost: Free!

Book It
A Haunted History of Invisible Women: True Stories of America’s Ghosts
Wednesday October 5th, 2022
6 p.m.
Online
“Join Village Preservation for a broadcast of a book talk from co-authors Leanna Renee Hieber and Andrea Janes for a paranormal expert storytelling event! This broadcast, from a book talk held on September 28th at the Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village, will be followed with a live Q&A opportunity with co-author Andrea Janes.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“Virtual Author Talk: The Witch’s Feast: A Kitchen Grimoire by Melissa Jayne Madara”
Thursday October 6th, 2022
5 to 6 p.m.
Online
“Join Battery Park City Library staff as we talk with author Melissa Jayne Madara about their book The Witch’s Feast: A Kitchen Grimoire!

About the Book: 
This decadent collection of enchanting dishes is an indispensable companion to kitchen witchcraft, revealing the storied history and seductive art of magical cooking. With witch, herbalist and chef Melissa Jayne Madara as your guide, explore five facets of the occult through food: traditional recipes, the wheel of the zodiac, devotional meals to the planets, seasonal feasts to celebrate solstices and equinoxes, and practical spellwork.

Packed with ancient knowledge, practical advice and witchcraft expertise, this book will help you develop your craft through culinary creativity. Gather, share, and rediscover the most fundamental of human rituals: the divine indulgence of the senses and the soul.

About the Author:

Melissa Madara is a witch, author, chef, and apothecary. They are a co-owner at Catland Books, Brooklyn’s Little Witch Shop, the editor of Venefica Magazine, and the author of the magical cookbook, The Witch’s Feast : A Kitchen Grimoire. Follow Melissa’s recipes, spells, and updates at @saint.jayne on Instagram or www.thewitchsfeast.com.”

Cost: Free! “This event takes place virtually. RSVP is required. Please email Jessie at jessicawheeler@gmail.com with any questions.”

“Annie Proulx: Fen, Bog & Swamp
Thursday October 6th, 2022
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Online only available now
“In her new book, the Library Lion and winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize reveals the history of wetlands, their ecological role, and what their systematic destruction means for the planet.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“Slow Cooked: An Evening with Marion Nestle”
Thursday October 6th, 2022
7 p.m.
The Only Cheap Chick-friendly option is online
“In celebration of her new memoir, Slow Cooked: An Unexpected Life in Food Politics, join nutrition and food studies pioneer Dr. Marion Nestle in conversation with journalist and author Laura Shapiro, as she reflects on her late-in-life career as a world-renowned food politics expert, public health advocate, and a founder of the field of food studies after facing decades of low expectations.”
Cost: $10, get tkts here.

Culture Vultures

“Dada Performance Salon with Three Rooms Press”
Thursday October 6th, 2022
6 to 8 p.m.
Part I is Thursday, October 6th, 2022, 6 p.m., followed by Part II on Thursday October 13th, 2022, 6 p.m.
Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue, Manhattan
“Two evenings of smashing, curious, and madcap performance and poetry are slated for NYC as Three Rooms Press and Jefferson Market Library present NYC DADA-DO 2022 Part I and II: two wild rides of contemporary DADA performance and poetry by leading NYC maverick artists and writers.”
Cost: Free! For more info and tkts, go here.

Nerd Nite NYC
Thursday October 6th, 2022
7 to 10 p.m., Doors: 6:30 p.m. Show: 7 p.m.
LITTLEFIELD, 635 SACKETT STREET, BROOKLYN
“This is your reminder that Nerd Nite NYC is this Thursday October 6th at Littlefield featuring fun-yet-informative presentations about how kimchi influenced Korean culture, how Hamlet was deeply influenced by murder (Murder!), and how Star Wars and butterflies can help us understand climate change (ask my dad about Hurricane Ian). And trivia beforehand as always so you can be smart with your friends!”
Cost: $15.72 – $20.70, get tkts here.






Games People Play
“Diabolo Yo-yo” (This event repeats every week on Wednesday between 6/8/2022 and 10/26/2022.)
Wednesday October 5th, 2022
5 to 6 p.m.
Holley Plaza in Washington Square Park, Manhattan
“Join Violet Diabolo, NYU’s premier diabolo yo-yo club, for this exciting demonstration and hands-on learning experience. Immerse yourself in the art of diabolo, a juggling act using a special type of yo-yo.

All levels are welcome to watch and try. Yo-yos will be available on-site to practice!”
Cost: Free!

Bingo Sing-o!
Wed October 5th, 2022
7:30 to 9 p.m.
New York Sid Gold’s Request Room,165 W 26th Street, Manhattan
“Australian Showgirl Anna Copa Cabanna hosts BINGO with the amazing Leslie Goshko on piano! Join the fun and games with Bonus Rounds including NAME THAT TUNE! MIMING THE MOVIES! and a Spectacular KARAOKE COMPETITION! PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES! Cocktails! Shenanigans! Singalongs!”
Cost: Free! “Reservations recommended at https://sidgolds.com/new-york/reservations/ Stick around for Piano Karaoke at 9 p.m.”

A Sporting Chance
“Hispanic Heritage Month: Somos Yankees”
Saturday October 8th, 2022
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Entrance – East 157th Street and River Avenue in Macombs Dam Park, Bronx
“Join the Urban Park Rangers at the site of the old Yankee Stadium to learn about the contributions of Latinx people to the legacy of the New York Yankees and baseball as a whole. Meet at East 157th Street and River Avenue.”
Cost: Free!

Learn It
“*Online: Create a Website with WordPress”
Thursday October 6,th 2022
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Online
“Create your own website using WordPress. Learn how to use templates to create a site or create a site from scratch.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

Strain the Brain
Adult Spelling Bee
Wednesday October 5th, 2022
8 p.m.
Book Club, 197 E 3rd Street, Manhattan
“Like your school days spelling bee, but with drinks! Come test your spelling skills in a friendly spelling bee competition. 

Sign-ups are capped at 30 participants, and you must register in- person at the bar, starting at 7pm. First come, first served.

Official Adult Spelling Bee rules & guidelines can be found here.”
Cost: One drink!

No Pain, No Gain
“Bodyweight Circuit Training”
Thursday October 6th, 2022
6 to 7 p.m.
Queens Public Library – Astoria, 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Queens
“Using your own body weight, come experience this circuit training class that focuses on functional, everyday movement that will increase overall strength. This is not just a great workout, but a way to learn “movement tools” you can use in everyday life. Open to all fitness levels, and you can expect several rounds of timed exercises followed by rest. Sets and rounds will vary class to class, and all exercises will be demonstrated and cued for participants.

Instructor: Matt Schoenstein.”
Cost: Free!

“Caribbean Dance Fitness”
Thursday October 6th, 2022
6 to 7 p.m.
Dance Room in Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan
“A fun and exciting workout that uses easy to follow dance steps to maintain cardiovascular health. This class is created for all levels and you do not need any prior dance experience to participate!”
Cost: Free!

You Are What You Eat
LEARN TO COOK DELICIOUS HISPANIC DISHES (IN ENGLISH & SPANISH) (VIRTUAL)
Thursdays, October 6th, 13th, 2022
6 p.m.
Online
“Join us to learn how to make delicious Hispanic dishes! You’ll impress your friends and family when you make these spectacular recipes. This program is presented by Queens Public Library’s New Americans Program, and will be in English and Spanish. First we’ll make Cuban yuca al Mojo (a dish with a savory garlic sauce), then we’ll prepare Venezuelan cachapa (a dish made from maize flour).”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.


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Cheap Chick in the City, Bargain Bulletin, Monday October 3rd, 2022, Cooper Union Event Tonight: Defending Democracy!

A strong advocate for civil rights, reproductive freedom, environmental preservation, the arts, and tenants’ rights, Deborah Glick has represented Lower Manhattan in the NYS Assembly for more than 30 years. 

New York State Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick moderates a conversation with Maya Wiley, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Lizz Winstead, founder and chief creative officer of Abortion Access Front, on voter suppression, threats to election integrity, attacks on personal freedom, and how to fight back. 

Maya Wiley is a nationally respected civil rights attorney and activist who has worked at the ACLU, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, and more.

Lizz Winstead is one of the top political satirists working today. As co-creator and head writer of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, she forever changed the way people get news. 

Admission is free, but registration is required.
Register here.

Great Hall at The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003
Proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination and booster is required; masks are encouraged

Cheap and Free NYC Events From the Cheap Chick in the City, Week of Saturday October 1st, 2022, Part One

Editor’s Note: Hey NYC, be sure to stay as dry as possible this weekend; also double check to make sure any event isn’t canceled due to rain.

Here’s a link to last week’s post; still some free and cheap NYC events happening this week.

Welcome all, esp to those who found the Cheap Chick in the City after my appearance on #TheRehearsal starring Nathan Fielder and to those looking for free and cheap things to do in NYC.

And be sure to follow the Cheap Chick in the City on Twitter via @cheapchicknyc, find me (Tricia aka Cheap Chick in the City from #TheRehearsal) on the Cameo app to request personalized messages, and if you want to support the website, buy me a cup of coffee. or orange juice, no pulp 😉 you can Venmo me via Patricia-Couture-3. Thanks to all who have sent me $ via Venmo; EVERY little bit helps!

Apologies for the lack of images. Did not have much time this week (again!), so was lucky to inc these NYC events.

Sorry for wonky formatting.

The Great Outdoors
“East New York Garden Tour”
Saturday October 1st, 2022
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Big Red Garden, Brooklyn
“East New York is blessed with 57 NYC Parks GreenThumb gardens, one of the largest such concentrations in New York City. This walking tour will visit a cluster of six that are all within blocks of each other. You will learn a bit of history and how the gardens are being used today by the garden group. 

We will begin at Big Red Community Garden followed by CAUSA Festival, the Hendrix Street Garden, Nehemiah Ten, and New Visions. We will finish the tour at UCC Youth Garden. Tour participants will receive a free $2 coupon for use at the Saturday farmers market.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“Mums and Bulbs: Flowers for Fall and Spring”
Saturday October 1st, 2022
11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
NYCHA Lexington Houses Community Garden, Park Ave. and East 98th St., Manhattan
“Fall is a great time to enjoy nature’s final blossoms before winter and prepare for spring. In this workshop we’ll explore the world of mums, the classic fall showstopper, and learn how to plant bulbs such as daffodils and tulips. Members of GreenThumb community gardens may receive mums plants and bulbs while supplies last.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“Autumn Starfest”
Saturday October 1st, 2022
7 to 9:30 p.m.
“Program meets at East Meadow, East 99th Street and Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Manhattan”
“Join the Urban Park Rangers and the Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) at their annual Autumn Starfest on International Observe the Moon Night! See Jupiter, Saturn, the craters of our Moon through telescopes supplied by AAA members along with star clusters, double stars, and other objects in the night sky. Weather permitting. Registration is encouraged.”
Cost: Free! *Cheap Chick Cheap Tip* Ws says event officially “sold out,” but since registration isn’t required, The Cheap Chick in the City suggests going anyway.

“Coastal Ecology Walk”
Sunday October 2nd, 2022
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Section 2 Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
“Join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore our urban coastal ecosystem that makes up the Long Island Sound. Walk with the Rangers along the shoreline and learn to identify signs of a healthy thriving coastal ecosystem.”
Cost: Free!

“Mushroom ID Hike”
Sunday October 2nd, 2022
1 to 2 p.m.
Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
“This Urban Park Ranger led hike will take you through the forest to learn how to identify fungi. Participants will learn about the crucial role that mushrooms play in an ecosystem and how natural decomposition takes place.”
Cost: Free!

“All About Spiders”
Sunday, October 2, 2022
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Blue Heron Nature Center Classroom A in Blue Heron Park
222 Poillon Avenue, Staten Island
“Spiders are an amazing and often misunderstood creature. Learn more about these eight-legged wonders and their important roles in our environment.”
Cost: Free!


Take Part In Art
“Please join us for an opening celebration of the Queens Museum’s Fall 2022 exhibitions: Xaviera Simmons: Crisis Makes a Book Club and Charisse Pearlina Weston: of [a] tomorrow: lighter than air, stronger than whiskey, cheaper than dust on Sunday October 2nd, 2022, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The “Remnants and Passageways” exhibit by David Welker is on @ Harman Projects from Saturday October 1st, 2022 @ 6 p.m. to Saturday Oct 22nd, 2022 @ 6 p.m.

“The MoMA Hosts their free UNIQLO Night on Friday October 7th, 2022.”

It’s First Saturday time @ the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday October 1st, 2022.

“In Honor of Hispanic Heritage month, Chelsea Market presents “Every Color,” an exhibit that speaks to the deep roots of the Hispanic diaspora and the Latin-X community. Curated by Zaire Baptiste, it’s comprised of 7 artists, each telling a story of family, love, strength, self-care, oppression, and determination. The artwork exhibited is part of a larger story being told by each artist; the styles, mediums, and subjects are all intricate components of the artist’s lineage and the intersection of heritage and art. On Display Now Through October 15[th, 2022].”

The Sound of Music
“In Search of a Song: The Tour”
Wednesday September 28th, 2022
12:30 p.m.
One Manhattan West, 435 W 31st Street, Manhattan
“Arts Brookfield is thrilled to present, In Search of a Song: The Tour, at Manhattan West and One New York Plaza, providing two New York performance opportunities to see award-winning singer-songwriters. Ease into your weekday routine with this lunchtime concert series that features talented singer songwriters, outdoor games, and all around good vibes to celebrate the start of fall.

Manhattan West:
September 28: Olivia Ellen Lloyd
October 5: Jae Jin
October 12: Michael Flynn

One New York Plaza:
September 29: Olivia Ellen Lloyd
October 6: Jae Jin
October 13: Michael Flynn
Cost: Free! For more info, go here.

“Nature’s Workshop: Sounds of Nature”
Sunday October 2nd, 2022
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Juniper North Playground in Juniper Valley Park, 78th Street Entrance and Juniper Boulevard South, Queens
“Join the Urban Park Rangers in discovering music in nature by using natural and recycled materials to create a musical instrument.”
Cost: Free!

“BCCO Presents Music from the Movies!”
Sunday October 2nd, 2022
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Washington Park in J.J. Byrne Playground, Brooklyn
“The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra presents Music from the Movies with special guest, soprano Christine Cornell.

This concert will include music from Encanto, West Side Story, The Magnificent 7, Die Hard, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Wizard of Oz, and more!

Presented free, outdoors, and open to the community. Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the show.”
Cost: Free!

I Could Have Danced All Night
“Stroll: A Site-Specific Dance Performance by General Mischief”
Saturday October 1st, 2022
2 to 6:15 p.m.
Solstice Bench in Riverside Park South, Manhattan
General Mischief presents a playful site-specific dance performance featuring new collaborations including “Stroll” with music by TAIKOPROJECT, “Glad” with music by the VNote Ensemble, plus the debut of brand new work created in collaboration with Hodi Maputo Afro Swing. The performance does involve some minimal walking for the audience, so wear comfy shoes and join the adventure!

Shows at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

The event is wheelchair accessible, and ASL interpretation will be available for one performance. Please contact Trouble@GeneralMischief.com with any accessibility questions, we’re happy to help!
Cost: Free!

Bhangra in the Plaza continues on Herald Square this fall/autumn (the Cheap Chick in the City prefers autumn.) “…Every Thursday in October, beginning October 6th 2022, at 6pm. Registration is encouraged.


The Play’s The Thing

The Brownstoner Play Festival is Saturday and Sunday October 1st-2nd, 2022. “The Brownstone Steps  Play festival consists of short dramatic and comedic one-act plays, each written by an emerging playwright and professionally directed by veteran storytellers from the NYC theater scene. Taking place on a Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon in Bed-Stuy’s cultural arts district, the event is accessible by all forms of major transit and wheelchair accessible.”

The New Stage Theatre 20th Anniversary Party is Thursday, Oct 6th, 2022, from 6 to 10 p.m. Join us at the Jollification Night Market for live performances, silent auction, and a raffle filled with New Stage memorabilia.”

It’s leaving Bway but it’s here (watch free)! ‘PHANTOM OF THE OPERA‘” (Courtesy Discovery Walking Tours)

History’s Mysteries
“Medieval Festival”
Sunday October 2nd, 2022
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
All around Fort Tryon Park and The Met Cloisters museum. 
“The Medieval Festival is back after a 2-year hiatus!

Join us for the Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park! This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages for all to enjoy.

Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers and guests dress in medieval costumes. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The festival includes thrilling jousts between four knights on horseback. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of The Met Cloisters and the Hudson River during autumn. There is fun for all ages.

This free event is produced by NYC Parks and the Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation with support from the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink.

Free to enter. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink.

Please note: There are no ATMs on site.”
Cost: Free! Costs to eat/drink/party like the Middle Ages 😉

“Walking Tour: Monuments of Central Park”
Thursday October 6th, 2022
6 to 7 p.m.
“Meeting location will be provided to patrons upon ticket purchase.”
“Join us for an in-depth exploration of Central Park monuments near the New-York Historical Society. Highlights will include the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument, The Falconer, Angel of the Waters/Bethesda Fountain, and Schiller Memorial, among others. Historian and licensed tour guide Jim Mackin will also discuss Central Park’s topography, trees, and rich history. 

Jim Mackin a New York City historian and the author of Notable New Yorkers of Manhattan’s Upper West Side.”
Cost: $21, get tkts here.

Schoolhouse Rock
“PROTECTING DEMOCRACY: MAYA WILEY AND LIZZ WINSTEAD IN CONVERSATION WITH NYS ASSEMBLYMEMBER DEBORAH J. GLICK”
MONDAY OCTOBER 3rd, 2022
6:30 to 8 p.m.
The Great Hall at The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, Manhattan
“As part of the Voices of Democracy series, join New York State Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick as she moderates a free, public conversation with Maya Wiley, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Lizz Winstead, founder and chief creative officer of Abortion Access Front, on voter suppression, threats to election integrity, attacks on personal freedom, and how to fight back.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts/more info/registration required here.

Culture Vultures
“Community Fall Festival”
Saturday October 1st, 2022
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, 4881 Broadway at 204th Street, Manhattan
“The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is the perfect place to celebrate the best season of the year! Our Annual Community Fall Festival is free and family-friendly from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We will have arts and crafts, a cider press demonstration, lawn games, and so much more for you to enjoy!

Join us for the ticked portion of fall festival from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy Oktoberfest beer from Dyckman Beer Company as you listen to Lyl Harper’s unique steel drum sounds. Throughout the farmhouse property, you can play lawn games such as corn hole and giant jenga.

The ticket price includes two drinks and two hours of steel drum music. Additional drinks can be purchased on the day of the event. This portion of our fall festival is 21+.
Cost: $20 (inc two drinks!), get tkts here.

“Seasons of Vision Garden and Not Just Hoops Community Concert”
Saturday October 1st, 2022
2 to 6 p.m.
Seasons of Vision Garden, 9-11 Rochester Ave, Brooklyn
“Seasons of Vision in conjunction with Not Just Hoops will be having a Community Concert on Saturday, October 1, 2022 with a rain date of Saturday, October 8, 2022. Music will be provided by a band and spoken word will be performed by several artists. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.”
Cost: Free!

“Hispanic Heritage Month: Latinx Influence in Conservation”
Sunday October 2nd, 2022
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Hanover Avenue and Palma Drive in Eibs Pond Park, Staten Island
“Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Urban Park Rangers! Learn more about the Latinx influences in nature and environmental conservation efforts on a local and global scale.”
Cost: Free!

The 2022 Atlantic Antic will be at 12 to 6 p.m. on Sunday October 2nd, 2022.

Pumpkin Fest kicks off @ the Seaport on Saturday October 1st, 2022 and runs through Monday November 7th, 2022.

Archtober: “NYC’s Architecture and Design Month runs from Saturday October1st, 2022 and lasts until Monday October31st, 2022.

The New York Comic Con Returns to the Javits Center on Thursday October 6th thru Sunday October 9th, 2022.

Strain the Brain
“MAKE SOME NOISE! FREE TAP DANCING”
Sunday October 2nd, 2022 (repeats on Sunday October 9th, 2022)
12:30 to 3 p.m.
Governors Island
“All are wel­come to the series of inter­ac­tive Per­cus­sion Dance Work­shops. We will be using rhyth­mic steps, clap­ping, and an occa­sion­al shout out to explore sounds and cre­ate new dances or re-invent old ones. No pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence required. No tap shoes required. Stop by and make some noise!

Work­shop lead­ers Megan Haungs and Toes Tira­noff com­bine ele­ments of jazz tap per­cus­sion, swing dance, vaude­ville, com­e­dy, and pup­pets in their shows. They have per­formed at LaMa­Ma E.T.C., Town Hall, NYU, Lin­coln Center’s Dam­rosch Park, Dixon Place and Bryant Park’s Piano in the Park.

Music selec­tions will com­mem­o­rate the late Pharoah Sanders.”
Cost: Free!

You Are What You Eat
“Field Guide: Preserving Food”
Saturday October 1st, 2022
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
“Work with Kim Calichio of The Connected Chef to preserve what we grew by drying, canning, pickling, and making teas. We’ll learn about which plants help our immune systems for the coming winter months.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

“Bánh mì workshop by Sherry Muyuan He”
Sunday October 2nd, 2022
2 to 4 p.m.
The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
“As part of Nafas, a new exhibition of 36 international artists and a five-week festival celebrating the union between food and art at The Invisible Dog Art Center: a workshop by Sherry Muyuan He.

This event is a pop-up book workshop by Sherry Muyuan He where people learn to assemble a paper Bánh mì. The ingredients will be printed on paper and ready at the workshop. It will take about 20 minutes for each participant to complete a pop-up Bánh mì.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

No Pain, No Gain
Saturday October 1st, 2022
12 to 4 p.m.
St. James Park, The Bronx
“Feel your best at Bronx Fit Fest! Join us for free fitness and dance classes, healthy living tips, wellness screenings, and more!

Activities

Activities will include:

  • Zumba™
  • Yoga
  • Outdoor spin classes
  • Chairobics
  • Pickleball
  • Family-friendly games
  • Latin Dance Fitness
  • Hip House Cardio

Event Tips

  • Make the most of the event by reserving your spot for featured fitness classes.
  • The event ends promptly at 4:00 p.m., so come early to experience all the fun!
  • Make the most of the event by reserving your spot for featured fitness classes.
  • Activity lines are subject to close early.

Waivers

Participants must sign a waiver to participate in some activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver, and may be asked to sign waivers confirming their overall health and fitness to participate in certain activities.

Accessibility

For accessibility information, please contact Christopher Noel by September 28 at (646) 632-7344 or at Christopher.Noel@parks.nyc.gov.

In the event of heavy rain or extreme weather, Bronx Fit Fest may be cancelled. The decision to cancel the event will be made by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022 and will be prominently posted on our website and social media channels.

Cost: Free! Sign up for classes here.

“From 10 am – 3 pm, on Saturday, October 9, 15, + 22, Liftonic is offering a free class to first-timers. Come lift for free.” Email info@liftonic.com to RSVP. (Meatpacking District area)

What Not (?) to Wear
“Prêt-à-Porter: How Women Modernized Fashion after World War II”

Friday October 7th, 2022
6 to 7 p.m.
Skylight Gallery at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, Manhattan
“World War II rattled the French fashion industry. Famous for its rarefied couture houses, Paris was mostly shut down while New York’s designers were propelling their city to the top of the fashion’s capitals by creating dynamic wardrobes of “separates:” ready-to-wear garments that could be mixed and matched. After the war, influenced by New York’s sportswear industry, a new cohort of French designers and consumers revolutionized their own industry by increasingly shifting focus to ready-to-wear fashion. At the same time a new, innovative approach to fashion photography transformed how fashion was presented and consumed globally. 

Join Alexis Romano, author of Prêt-à-Porter, Paris and Women, and Keren Ben-Horin, Curatorial Scholar of Women’s History for a conversation exploring the postwar readymade industry, situating it in a wider perspective on postwar development of art, design, urbanism, and technology.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

Shop ‘Til You Drop
“Fall Flea Market at East Fourth Street Community Garden”
Saturday October 1st, 2022
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
East Fourth Street Community Garden,171 E 4th Street, Brooklyn
“On Saturday, October 1, East Fourth Street Community Garden will be holding its garden’s fall flea market. Proceeds fund garden maintenance and community events.”
Cost: “This is a fundraiser for East Fourth Street Community Garden. Price will vary.”

Cheap and Free NYC Events From the Cheap Chick in the City, Week of Saturday September 24th, 2022

Editor’s Note: Apologies, the Cheap Chick in the City has been really busy this past week, so likely no pictures :/ but enjoy these cheap and free events in New York City.

Sorry for wonky formatting.

Here’s a link to last week’s post; still some NYC events happening this week.


Welcome all, esp to those who found the Cheap Chick in the City after my appearance on #TheRehearsal starring Nathan Fielder and to those looking for free and cheap things to do in NYC.

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The Great Outdoors
“Birding: Beginner Birding”
Saturday September 24th, 2022
10 to 11 a.m.
Picnic House in Prospect Park, West Drive and Fifth Street, Brooklyn
“Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see spring migratory birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a birding adventure around Prospect Park to learn the basics of birding how to identify common species in our parks.”
Cost: Free!

Summer on the Hudson: Nature Tours
Saturday September 24th, 2022
10 to 11:30 a.m.
158th Street Handball Courts in Fort Washington Park, Manhattan
“North Park Walk, Join a Riverside Park Conservancy Zone Gardener to explore nature, learn about the park, and discuss special topics in urban horticulture. Wear comfortable shoes. The September 24th tour will explore the history and horticulture of North Riverside and Fort Washington Parks.”
Cost: Free!

Great Trees of Inwood Hill Park”
Saturday September 24th, 2022
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Seaman Avenue and Isham Street in Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
“Trees have a special place in our environment. Join us for a hike of Inwood Hill Park in search of different species and learn some ways to identify these trees during the changing season.”
Cost: Free!


 



“Community Plant Exchange and Seed Starting”
Monday September 26th, 2022
2:30 to 4 p.m.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), 455 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
“Join us for a plant exchange and seed starting fest at the Library!

Meet other plant enthusiasts for a free plant swap and seed starting workshop. Share tips, advice, and plants in this community event.

Please bring only pest-free plants. If your plants are in containers, please be sure they are in containers that you are ready to give away or exchange. Rooted cuttings may be brought in a sealed plastic bag wrapped in a moist paper towel.

We will provide plant labels for a fun arts and crafts activity. Share your green knowledge with other members of the Library plant community!”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

Take Part In Art
“Live Art with Lucas Beaufort”
Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2022
7 to 9 p.m.
“The Puzzle Project An immersive art experience imagined by French artist Lucas Beaufort.”
Cost: $25, for more info and to get tkts, go here.

A View to Die For: Community Painting Day is @ the Green-Wood Cemetery. “Inspired by the tradition of painting in the outdoors, the Guild of Adventure Painters hosts a Green-Wood afternoon of community creativity.” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free.

I Could Have Danced All Night
“92NY announces PS DANCE! THE NEXT GENERATION Documentary Screening 9/30 at The 92nd Street Y, Now Available for Online Viewing
Friday September 30th, 2022
5 p.m.
92NY,1395 Lexington Ave., Manhattan
“When Ann Biddle, founding faculty of the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL), moved to Northampton, MA, she was determined to bring dance education to the schools in her new town.

She turned to her students to make it happen. High school and middle school dance students were immersed in the DEL teaching methods to teach elementary school students dance. Students emerged inspired and empowered to become the next generation of dance educators.

Created by dance ambassador Jody Gottfried Arnhold and filmmaker Nel Shelby, PS DANCE! The Next Generation follows the journey of Ann and her students as they build confidence, learn responsibility, and find their passion through the DEL model.

This free event features:

  • A celebratory reception, including refreshments & photo opportunities, starting at 4:30 pm and continuing following the event
  • A special student dance performance by the Brooklyn High School of the Arts
  • Free “Dance For Every Child” t-shirts
  • Panel discussion with Jody Gottfried Arnhold and esteemed guests
  • Remarks from the Chancellor of the NYC Department of Education, David C. Banks
  • Film screening of PS DANCE! THE NEXT GENERATION

Cost: Free! For more info and tkts, go here.

The Play’s the Thing
“Instant Shakespeare Company: ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona'”
Saturday September 24th, 2022
1 to 4 p.m.
Yorkville Library, Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street, Manhattan
“The Instant Shakespeare Company presents free readings of ALL of Shakespeare’s plays annually. Join us for their dramatic reading of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. All ages are welcome.”
Cost: Free!

The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is on Sunday, September 25th, 2022,10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lights, Camera, Action
“Monday Matinee: Death on the Nile (2022)”
Monday September 26th, 2022
12 to 2 p.m.
Bloomingdale Library, 150 West 100th Street, Manhattan
“Join us for an in-person film screening of Death on the Nile (2022).

While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress.

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Runtime: 127 minutes.”
Cost: Free! 

“Tuesday at the Movies: The Odd Couple
Tuesday September 27th, 2022
5 to 7 p.m.
Ottendorfer Library, 135 Second Avenue, Manhattan
“Join us for our screenings of some of our favorite movies featuring the incomparable Walter Matthau. 

Our second feature is The Odd Couple (1968) Directed by Gene Saks. Also starring Jack Lemmon. The classic of tale of two recently divorced men who must learn to live together.”
Cost: Free!

“Reel to Read Movies: The Harvey Girls (1946)”
Wednesday September 28th, 2022
2 to 4 p.m.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Room 303, 455 Fifth Avenue
“On a train trip to become a mail-order bride, Susan Bradley meets a crew of young women travelling out to open a “Harvey House” restaurant at a remote whistle-stop. Directed by George Sidney.

Starring Judy Garland, John Hodiak, and Angela Lansbury.

1946 | NR | 101 minutes.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

“Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents New Releases Movie Night: Belfast
Thursday September 29, 2022
3 to 5 p.m.
Kips Bay Library, 446 Third Avenue, Manhattan
“It is 1969 and 9-year-old Buddy finds his peaceful life disturbed as a national conflict is starting to brew in Northern Ireland: unionists and loyalists—mostly Protestants—want the country to remain within the United Kingdom, while nationalists and republicans—mostly Catholics—are campaigning for the country to join a united Ireland. As the tension between these two opposing forces escalates, he and his family must decide whether to stay, or move somewhere safe. Directors Kenneth Branagh

Production year 2021, Rating PG-13, Studio Focus Features, Runtime 97 minutes.

Cast

Jude Hill, Lewis McAskie, Caitriona Balfe, Ciarán Hinds, Jamie Dornan.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

“Family Movies: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)”
Friday September 30th, 2022
2 to 5:30 p.m.
53rd Street Library, Theater, 18 West 53rd Street, Manhattan
“Please come and join us to watch a family friendly Movie, Fantastic Beast: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022). The movie will be screened in the Theater area. Rating (PG-13)

Runtime: 142 minutes.

Director: David Yates

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston, and Poppy Corby-Tuech 

Synopsis :

Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?

Wireless listening device are needed to hear the film. Please come a few minutes early to borrow one with your library card or State/City identification card. Bring your own headphone as these will not be provided, until further notice.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

Turning Red Screening and Q&A”
Saturday September 24th, 2022
2 p.m.
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, Manhattan
“Screening of the Disney•Pixar film, followed by a Q&A with some of the film’s animators and artists, all of whom graduated from SVA.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

“The Black Women Film Conference 2022,” is being hosted by Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Saturday October 1st, 2022, 12 to 6 p.m.

History’s Mysteries
“Historic New York: The Hidden Streams and Wetlands of Mill Brook”
Saturday September 24th, 2022
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Playground West – Play Area in St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
“Join the Urban Park Rangers to explore the former path and history of the now buried Mill Brook. We will meander from St. Mary’s Park down Brook Avenue looking for evidence of the stream that once flowed through this neighborhood ending at Brook Park and Saw Mill Playground which are both named after this hidden stream.”
Cost: Free!

“Alida Livingston’s World: Women in New Netherland and Early New York, Featuring: Joy Bivins (keynote speaker)”
Saturday October 1st, 2022
1 to 6 p.m.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, Manhattan
“Explore the lives of the women—Dutch, African, Indigenous, and English—who shaped and built New Netherland and colonial New York in the 17th and 18th centuries. Presented in partnership with the New Netherland Institute, this conference will feature two panel conversations and a keynote address inspired by the on-going translation of the papers of Alida Schuyler Livingston (1656-1727), an elite Dutch woman who exerted substantial influence over colonial politics, economics, and diplomacy. Her correspondence with her husband Robert Livingston (1654-1728) represents one of the most significant collections of women’s writing in seventeenth-century North America. Leading historians and scholars will use Livingston’s surviving letters, business records, accounts, and documents to unearth the impact of  women, including those enslaved by the Livingston family and those indigenous to the region, on the history of the Dutch and later British colony.”
Cost: $22, “includes Museum admission,” for more info and to get tkts, go here.

Book It
“The Battle for the Right to Read What You Want”
Saturday, September 24th, 2022
4 p.m.
Center for Brooklyn History, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn
“Last month Summer Boismier, a high school English teacher in Norman, Oklahoma, lost her job when she provided students with the QR Code to Brooklyn Public Library’s Books Unbanned  initiative, which gives out-of-state teens access to the Library’s eBook collection, including books that might be banned where they live. Boismier’s story went viral and became a lightning rod for those on both sides of the banned books fight. Since then, she has received vulgar threats; become the target of Oklahoma’s Secretary of Education who is calling for her license to be revoked; and has stepped up as a powerful voice and spokesperson in the increasingly fierce national battle around censorship and intellectual freedom, in particular access by young adults to books that represent LGBTQIA+ and Black voices.

Join Boismier for a conversation about this escalating debate and the stakes involved for individuals and society at large. She is joined in conversation by 17-year-old Aren Lau, who understands in a personal way the effects of restrictive government policies and parental controls on reading. The discussion is moderated by New York Times reporter Alexandra Alter, who writes extensively on issues of intellectual freedom and banned books.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

“Author: The Divorce Colony by April White”
Monday September 26th, 2022
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue, Manhattan
“For a woman traveling without her husband in the late nineteenth century, there was only one reason to take the train all the way to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. On the American frontier, the new state’s laws offered a tempting freedom often difficult to obtain elsewhere: divorce.

With the laxest divorce laws in the country, five railroad lines, and the finest hotel for hundreds of miles, the small city became the unexpected headquarters for society divorcees—infamous around the world as the “divorce colony.” These Gilded Age divorce seekers put Sioux Falls at the center of a heated national debate over the future of American marriage, one that would forever change the country’s understanding of marriage.

In this talk, April White, author of The Divorce Colony, will explore this enlightening, infuriating, and surprisingly feminist chapter in American history. It is a story both deliciously scandalous and undeniably important, as the United States continues to debate a woman’s autonomy over her own life.

 The Victorian Society’s New York chapter is cosponsor of this event.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

“Author Gary Weiss To Discuss “Retail Gangster” w Kurt Boone @ Village Works Gallery & Bookstore”
Thursday September 29th, 2022
7:30 p.m.
Village Works Gallery and Bookstore, 90 E 3rd Street, Manhattan
“Investigative journalist and author Gary Weiss discusses his newly released  “Retail Gangster: The Insane Real-Life Story of CRAZY EDDIE” with writer / urban street culture chronicler Kurt Boone…”
Cost: Free!

The Brooklyn Book Festival’s Virtual Festival Day is on Sunday September 26th, 2022. And the in-person Brooklyn Book Festival events continue with their Bookend events Saturday September 25th, 2022Monday October 3rd, 2022 and the actual Festival Days on Saturday, October 1, 2022 and Sunday October 2nd, 2022. *Cheap Chick Recommends* Psst, if you look closely you might just see the Cheap Chick in the City @ the Brooklyn Book Festival 🙂

Culture Vultures
“Let’s Talk About Wonder Woman!”
Wednesday September 28th, 2022
3 to 4 p.m.
Online
“Let’s talk about the Wonder Woman! What do you love about the character? Which movie is your favorite? What are your favorite graphic novels? Is she a hero or anti-hero? Join us for a virtual graphic novel talk about our favorite Amazon!

You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link for Google Meet will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the discussion. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

ON VIEW: Boundless: 10 Years of Seeding Black Comic Futures/Opening Reception
Wednesday September 28th, 2022
5 to 9 p.m.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Blvd, Manhattan
“After hours viewing and reception for our latest exhibition illuminating the long history of Black comic creators.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“Rooftop Happy Hour with Subway Book Review”
Friday September 30th, 2022
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), 7th Floor Event Center, 455 5th Avenue, Manhattan
“Join us on the SNFL terrace for readings, drinks, crafts, and more! Get bookish with Subway Book Review and special guests.”
Cost: Free to attend + food and drink $. For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“43rd Annual GreenThumb Harvest Fair”
Saturday September 24th, 2022
12 to 4 p.m.
Friends of Brook Park, Corner of Brook Avenue and 141st Street, Bronx, 10454, Bronx
“Join GreenThumb community gardeners in celebrating the start of fall with a fun-filled day of activities for all! At the 43rd annual Harvest Fair celebration, New Yorkers will get the chance to build their own scarecrow, learn to play dominoes, pick a pumpkin from the patch, plant and take home microgreens, make their own bandana, receive free daffodil bulbs, and so much more. This year’s GreenThumb Harvest Fair is made possible in partnership with Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden and the support of Montefiore Einstein.

Featured Activity: Fresh Chef Contest 

At 1:00 p.m., Chef Yadira Garcia of Happy Healthy Latina will demonstrate a nutritious, delicious, and educational experience for all ages. Then at 1:30 p.m., participate or come down and watch ten community members compete in the Fresh Chef contest. Contestants will replicate their most delicious version of a surprise dish demonstrated by Chef Yadira. The contest will conclude by crowning a winner chosen by a panel of foodies and chefs. 

Stay tuned to GreenThumb’s website and social media channels (InstagramFacebook, and Twitter) for updates.
Cost: Free!

“Big Eyed Blues: A Day in the Park”
Sunday September 25th, 2022
12 to 3 p.m.
Prospect Park Boathouse + Audubon Center 101 East Drive Brooklyn
“In partnership with Prospect Park Alliance + NIA Productions, The Tilden Senior Center will present “The Classic Blueswomen” + more.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

Step OUTside Fest”
Sunday September 25th, 2022
3 to 6 p.m.
“Step OUTside Fest is a one day event with activities centered around LGBTQ+ pride, giving back, art & spending time outdoors.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

The 41st Annual Great Irish Fair of New York will be held on Saturday September 24th, 2022 @ 11 a.m.

The Morningside Lights outdoor lantern procession is on Saturday September 24th, 2022.

The National Arts Club is hosting its second annual Community Day also on Saturday September 24th, 2022.

The Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival 2022 is happening September 30th and October 1st, 2022.

Ballet Hispánico’s A La Calle Block Party is on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, @12 p.m.

Mind, Body, Spirit
“Fall Equinox Sun Salutation”
Saturday September 24th, 2022
11a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Ground yourself and celebrate the beautiful sun that feeds us and guides our seasons with Sara Hart from iHart Lens. This energizing practice of 108 sun salutation sequence—a yogi’s version of a marathon—consists of 108 salutes, a sacred number, and symbolic tradition. Bring your own yoga mat and please be on time. Rain cancels.

Registration is not required for this drop-in event.

Questions? Please email us at information@wavehill.org or call (718) 549-3200 ext. 251.

This outdoor yoga class takes place on a flat grassy area accessible via flat, paved paths alongside on the Great Lawn. The instructor will use a speaker system.”
Cost: Free!

“The Calming Effects of Meditation”
Tuesday September 27th, 2022
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Online
“Meditation can have a soothing effect on the nerves. The sympathetic nervous system is affected the most by anxiety, tension, fatigue and depression. Experts have proven that meditation alone can dramatically reduce the many negative effects brought about by these emotions. It is easy to practice and the benefits are grand. Come learn a simple but time tested technique and see for yourself the calming and positive benefits that can be derived. Join Arvind Naik for this powerful workshop. 

Arvind Naik, MBA in Global Business Management from NYIT, is educated as an Electronics Engineer and works as a Data Architect and Business Professional in Information Technology.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

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New Cheap and Free NYC Events added after Saturday September 24th, 2022.

The Great Outdoors
“OUT to Bird! Fall Migration Bird Walk”

Sunday September 25th, 2022
10 to 11 a.m.
Crotona Nature Center in Crotona Park, Crotona Park East and Charlotte Street, Bronx
“Birding is a fun and all-inclusive activity for all to enjoy and experience. Join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore the park in search of some Fall migratory birds featuring the colors of the LGBTQ+ pride flag, among others.”
Cost: Free!

“Astronomy: New Moon”
Sunday September 25th, 2022
7 to 8 p.m.
Pelham Bay Nature Center in Pelham Bay Park, Bruckner Boulevard and Wilkinson Avenue, Bronx
“Join the Urban Park Rangers for a survey of the September night sky. Rangers will provide an overview of the science, history, and folklore of astronomy and our universe, followed by guided observations through telescopes and binoculars. The New Moon phase provides optimal viewing for stars and constellations.”
Cost: Free!

“Richmond Ave Marsh Spartina Alterniflora Seed Collection”
Friday September 30th, 2022
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Arthur Kill Road and Ladd Avenue in Staten Island, Meeting at parking lot on Arthur Kill Road, closest intersection with Ladd Avenue
“Volunteer with the Greenbelt Native Plant Center staff for this unique opportunity to help collect Saltmarsh Cordgrass (spartina alterniflora) seed heads to use in future plant production!

Spartina alterniflora is a critical species for our city’s coastal wetlands where it provides habitats for inter-tidal species like fiddler crabs and mussels, both of which help to reduce pollution levels in our waters. The marsh’s fall beauty is expansive and it is common to see many large birds (like egrets, ospreys, and herons) and other marsh wildlife while collecting. Volunteers will wade into the marsh and clip seed heads off the plants using hand clippers and place them into a bag.

Come dressed in rubber boots, long pants, sun protection, and clothing that can get dirty – the ground in the marsh can be uneven, and there is a chance you could get wet (long sleeves are recommended). Please be sure to bring your own water bottle and come prepared for hot and sunny conditions in the marsh. No experience necessary, volunteers will be trained in proper seed collection technique.
Cost: Free! Get tkts, here.

Urban Wildlife: Raccoons
Saturday October 1st, 2022
10 to 11 a.m.
Entrance – 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets in Travers Park, Queens
“Join the Urban Park Rangers in honor of International Raccoon Appreciation Day to learn more about this adaptable and resourceful species. We will discuss all things raccoons and make a raccoon themed craft.”
Cost: Free!

Don’t forget the New York Botanical Garden has lots of great NYC cheap and free fall and Halloween events, as does the Queens County Farm Museum.

Take Part In Art
Take a free stroll through Tribeca’s art galleries on Thursday September 29th, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m.


The Sound of Music
“British Royal Marine Band Service Performance”
Tuesday September 27th, 2022
12 to 12:30 p.m.
Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, Manhattan
“The British Government is delighted to announce the performance of the Royal Marine Band Service in Central Park, to open the fifth Atlantic Future Forum.

Come join us and watch this famous marching band performance in an iconic New York location!

For updates, please visit @UKinNewYork on Instagram and Twitter.”
Cost: Free!

The Play’s The Thing
“Story/Teller: Lynn Nottage on ‘Mlima’s Tale‘”
Thursday September 29th, 2022
7 p.m.
Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
“The Center for Fiction is thrilled to welcome Lynn Nottage, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Ruined‘ and ‘Sweat,’ for a conversation on her haunting, enthralling new play, ‘Mlima’s Tale.’ Continuing Nottage’s tradition of crafting thought-provoking, socially conscious dramas, her play tells the story of Mlima, an elephant struck down by poachers for his magnificent tusks. Nottage is joined by journalist Damon Tabor, whose work focuses on conflict, drug trafficking, black markets, and the environment, and whose article, “The Ivory Highway” inspired ‘Mlima’s Tale.'”
Cost: “In-person tickets include a $10 bookstore voucher, redeemable toward ‘Mlima’s Tale,’ ‘Intimate Apparel,’ or ‘Sweat‘ on the night of the event. All registrants will receive a link to livestream the event.” For more info and to get tkts, go here.

September 30th to October 2nd, 2022, “the Curtain Up Broadway Festival will bring Broadway to the streets of New York City in Times Square on Broadway stretching between 45th and 48th Streets.” 

Watch Great Performances: “Intimate Apparel” online free. (Courtesy WNET13)

Stream “Textplay” via NYU Skirball through Saturday December 3rd, 2022, for $20.

Revel in Bette Midler in “Hello Dolly” here. (Courtesy Discovery Walking Tours)

Lights, Camera, Action
The Architecture and Design Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday September 28th, 2022 and runs through Sunday October 2nd, 2022.

The 60th New York Film Festival is returning to NYC Friday September 30 to Saturday October 15th, 2022.

Culture Vultures
“Made In The Garden”
Sunday September 25th, 2022
12 to 6 p.m.
Hope the Friendly Garden on the Hill, 459 West 152 St., Manhattan
“Hope the Friendly Garden on the Hill will be holding a performing arts event with music and dance.”
Cost: Free!

“Capacity/or The Work of Crackling”
Sunday September 25, 2022
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Locomotive Lawn in Riverside Park South, Manhattan
Kinesis Project Dance TheatreOpera on Tap, and Anti-Social Music collaborate with geologist Dr. M Eppes for a site-specific dance performance in Riverside Park South. This immersive experience is a brand-new multi-disciplinary work developed through collaborations of music, sound, and visual components. Capacity, or: the Work of Crackling is Kinesis Project’s most recent collaboration with Opera on Tap investigates our human capacity for joy, and grief and how that relates to the natural processes of the earth’s cracking.”
Cost: Free!

“Athens Square Committee Presents: Latin Night”
Wednesday September 28th, 2022
7 to 9 p.m.
Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue and 30th Street, Queens
“Join the Athens Square Committee for live performances and dance at Athens Square Park on Wednesday evenings through September! Weather permitting.”
Cost: Free!

The 20th Annual New York Burlesque Festival kicks off on Thursday September 29th, 2022 and runs through Sunday October 2nd, 2022.

PaleyWKND: “PaleyWKND kicks off on Friday, September 30th, 2022 with an exclusive red carpet reception and follows on Saturday October 1st to Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, with 2 days of interactive experiences and immersive attractions from the exciting worlds of media, sports, gaming, and entertainment. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience for little kids, big kids, and kids at heart. FREE for all ages!”






History’s Mysteries
“Natural and Cultural History of Snug Harbor”
Sunday September 25th, 2022
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 RIchmond Terrace, Staten Island
“Explore the ecology and natural history on campus with an NYC Urban Park Ranger and a Snug Harbor Educator, then learn the history of our 19th century campus and the architecture that put Snug Harbor on the map of irreplaceable architectural collections, featuring six of the first 40 New York City landmarks.”
Cost: Free!

Tour of The Battery” (This event repeats every week on Thursday between 9/8/2022 and 11/18/2022.)
Thursday September 29th, 2022
12 to 1 p.m.
Netherland Monument in The Battery, Manhattan
“Tour New York’s historic birthplace park with an expert guide!”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“Historic New York: Historic Harlem Parks Walking Tour”
Saturday October 1st, 2022
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
W 146th Street and Bradhurst Avenue in Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan
“Discover NYC’s storied past with our expert Urban Park Rangers as your guide to historical events, people, places and communities that have shaped our city and Parks. Learn more about the history and cultures of Jackie Robinson Park, Colonel Charles Young Playground and Holcombe Rucker Park and Playground??”
Cost: Free!

Book It
The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency
Thursday September 29th, 2022
7 p.m.
Great Hall at the Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, Manhattan
“Bestselling author and former presidential photographer Pete Souza will share rarely-seen photographs and tell stories from his new book, The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency as part of the 2022 John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture. Following his presentation, Souza will take questions from the audience. The Strand will sell signed books at the event.

Pete Souza has spent more time in the Oval Office than almost any person in history. During the Obama administration alone, Souza was inside the presidential bubble for more than 25,000 hours and made nearly 2 million photographs. Brimming with his gorgeous images paired with fascinating storytelling, The West Wing and Beyond offers a one-of-a-kind look into the personalities and fascinating details that comprise the modern presidency. The result is an unprecedented view of how our democracy really works and is an essential book for every citizen who believes in American democracy.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

The “Write” Stuff
“WRITE NYC”

Thursday September 29th, 2022
2 to 5 p.m.
“WRITE NYC is a public writing “room” for the streets, stocked with supplies, typewriters, and other tools and materials for writing.

The program is for all ages.”
Cost: Free!

No Pain, No Gain
“Central Park Super Hike”
Tuesday, September 27, 2022|
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Entrance – West 100 Street and Central Park West in Central Park, Manhattan
“Experience the wonders of Central Park, America’s preeminent city park, rich in both history and mystery. Not just any hike, the Rangers will be leading a super hike, from the wooded northern end of the park to the sculpted southern end, talking about nature, history, and all other things Central Park along the way!”
Cost: Free!














Mind, Body, Spirit
“Guided Meditation at East Fourth Street Community Garden”
Sunday September 25th, 2022
10 to 11:00 a.m.
East Fourth Street Community Garden, 171 E 4th Street, Brooklyn
“A guided meditation will be offered by Dani Jakubowski, a prospective member of the garden. Dani is a retired psychologist who has used mediation in her practice for the last 20 years. The meditation will be based in Self-Compassion practices. Self-Compassion practices are an extension of the traditional Loving Kindness practices that have been used in Buddhist traditions for many years. They focus on bringing calming and kindness to oneself and increasing one’s capacity to do the same for others.”
Cost: Free!



Cheap and Free NYC Events, Week of Saturday September 17th, 2022, from the Cheap Chick in the City, Part Two

Editor’s Note: Welcome all, esp to those who found the Cheap Chick in the City after my appearance on #TheRehearsal starring Nathan Fielder and to those looking for free and cheap things to do in NYC.

Apologies for the randomness etc. of the recent NYC event listings; there was the Labor Day holiday and a family emergency etc. and other things that popped up. The Cheap Chick in the City realizes that in all of the muddle, she has missed sharing some great cheap and free events is sorry. She is definitely looking to get back on track with a regular posting schedule this week 🙂

The Cheap Chick in the City is still feeling financial stress (the credit card companies are circling), so can always use some help, especially as a freelancer/independent contractor, so if you want to throw some money my way re my appearance on #TheRehearsal, or just buy me a cup of “coffee,” or “orange juice, no pulp,” reference the French Revolution 😉  or just support this website, simply Venmo $ to me @Patricia-Couture-3. Thanks to ALL who have sent $; EVERY little bit helps!

For any who might be interested (?), the Cheap Chick in the City, aka Tricia from #TheRehearsal starring Nathan Fielder, is on the Cameo app where you can request personalized videos from me and other celebs.

Here’s a link to Part One, which still includes some relevant cheap and free NYC events, as well as the previous entry, also still featuring some cool cheap and free things to do in NYC.

Whew! Sorry also for all the wordiness, now on to the rest of this week’s cheap and free NYC events:

The Great Outdoors
“Climate Week NYC: Ecological Succession”
Monday September 19th, 2022
1 to 2 p.m.
Blue Heron Nature Center Classroom A in Blue Heron Park, 222 Poillon Avenue, Staten Island
“Celebrate Climate Week with NYC Parks! Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the trails and around the ponds of Blue Heron Park. Learn how ponds and creeks and other natural features progress over time due to changes in weather, seasons, and climate.”
Cost: Free!

(Image Source: Wikipedia.org)

“Climate Week NYC: Shoreline Ecosystem Resilience”
Monday September 19th, 2022
2 to 3 p.m.
Beach 30th Street Playground, Queens
“Celebrate Climate Week with NYC Parks! Join the Urban Park Rangers as we discuss the immediate and long-term effects of climate change on our sea levels and coastal ecology and how natural spaces have fared during severe weather events such as storm surge and superstorms. We will also discuss what is currently in the works for remediation and conservation as we walk along the shore/boardwalk. Registration is encouraged, but not required.”
Cost: Free!

“Stargazing”
Monday September 19th, 2022
9 to 10 p.m.
Stuyvesant Square Park West Fountain in Stuyvesant Square, Manhattan
“Join us in Stuyvesant Park to look at the night sky through a telescope and binoculars. If the sky is cloudy, we’ll meet on the next clear day.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

(Image Source: Wikipedia.org)

“Climate Week NYC: Coastal Wetlands”
Tuesday September 20th, 2022
5 to 6 p.m.
Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park, Avenue U and East 33rd Street, Brooklyn
“Celebrate Climate Week with NYC Parks! Join the Urban Park Rangers in learning about the important role that our coastal wetlands play in the age of climate change. Participants will also discover the resilient wildlife and plants that survive in this beautiful salt marsh area by the water.”
Cost: Free!

Climate Week NYC: Climate and Nature Exploration
Wednesday September 21st, 2022
1 to 2 p.m.
218th Street and Indian Road in Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
“Celebrate Climate Week with NYC Parks! Explore the last standing natural forest and salt marsh in Manhattan to understand the impacts, human dimensions and effects of climate change. Learn about the efforts made to mitigate climate change, conserve natural resources and ecosystem services.”
Cost: Free!

(Image Source: Wikipedia.org)

“Summer on the Hudson: Forest Bathing”
Wednesday September 21st, 2022
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Riverside Park Tennis Courts, West 119th Street, Manhattan
“We invite you to join us in reconnecting with nature by participating in a guided Forest Bathing experience. Allow yourself to connect with the park in a way you never have before. The program includes a short, no more than a half-mile walk at a slow pace. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring water, snacks, and a towel or cushion for sitting on the ground.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

Take Part In Art
On Wednesdays from SEPTEMBER 14 thru NOVEMBER 30, 2022 take free 15 minute lunchtime tours of “Landscape and Memory” in Madison Square Park @ noon. “Please meet by the northern entrance of the Oval Lawn, near the Farragut Monument.”

(Image Source: https://www.nycgo.com/events/landscape-and-memory/)

An opening reception is being held on Thursday September 22nd, 2022, from 5-6:30 p.m. to celebrate a new exhibition by Kathleen Holloway @ the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.

The Sound of Music
“Summer Concert Series: Jazz”
Tuesday September 20th, 2022
12 to 1 p.m.
Online
“Celebrate the Power of Music with Our Summer Concert Series. Join Mariners Harbor Library for a special Jazz concert presented by Concerts in Motion! This concert will take place online over Zoom.

Many of us have likely experienced the positive effects of listening to music in our daily lives. Music can help us to unwind, find solace, or connect with others. Plus, studies have shown that music can even reduce stress and calm anxiety as we process emotions, trauma, and grief.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“Barbara Purdy Jazz Combo”
Wednesday September 21st, 2022
4 to 6 p.m.
Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx
“This event will take place in person at Bronx Library Center.

Join Bronx Library Center for an exciting concert series featuring the Barbara Purdy Cabaret Jazz Combo! During this four-month series, you will be serenaded by Barbara Purdy’s jazz combo with selections from around the world in English and Spanish. Enjoy live music each month with selections including jazz, love ballads, R&B, blues, Broadway show tunes, and more!”
Cost: Free!

(Image Source: https://babspurdymusic.com/photos)

Bach @ Noon has started @ Grace Church NYC again, on Tuesdays through Fridays from 12:20 to 12:50 p.m.

I Could Have Danced All Night
The Dance Historian Is In with Rachna Nivas”
Wednesday September 21st, 2022
1 p.m.
Online or In-person @ the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts -Bruno Walter Auditorium, Enter via 111 Amsterdam Ave. between West 64th and 65th Street, Manhattan
“Kathak artist, Rachna Nivas, curates a video journey highlighting the evolution of her renowned lineage of North Indian classical dance.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“The Piers Project”
Friday September 23rd, 2022
6 to 8 p.m.
The High Line, 14th Street/10th Avenue, Manhattan
“Join us for The Piers Project, a contemporary dance performance about the West Side of Manhattan in the 1970s and 80s.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

The Play’s The Thing
Watch “Miss Saigon” for free here. (Courtesy Discovery Walking Tours)

(Image Source: Wikipedia.org)

Lights, Camera, Action
“Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents New Releases Movie Night: Marry Me
Tuesday September 20th, 2022
3 to 5 p.m.
Kips Bay Library, 446 Third Avenue, Manhattan
“As Kat Valdez prepares for her live, on-stage wedding, she finds out about her husband-to-be’s infidelity. In a heartbroken moment of spontaneity, Kat singles out Charlie, a stranger in the crowd, and offers to marry him instead. Now, they must navigate the public spotlight together and find out if this marriage can actually work. Bobby Crosby’s webcomic of the same name inspires the unconventional love story. Director Kat Coiro

Production year 2022, Rating PG-13, Studio Universal Pictures Runtime112 minutes.

Cast

Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, Sarah Silverman, John Bradley.
Cost: Free!

“Banned Books to Film: Beloved
Wednesday September 21st, 2022
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Macomb’s Bridge Library, 2633 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd., Manhattan
“Join us to watch and discuss the film Beloved for our Banned Books Week!

A former slave is haunted by her experiences in this adaptation of Toni Morrison’s novel, which blends tragedy and adventure with the supernatural.

Rated R | Walt Disney Pictures | 172 minutes | 1998″
Cost: Free!

“Reel to Read Movies: Mahogany (1975)”
Wednesday September 21st, 2022
2 to 4 p.m.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Room 303, 455 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
Mahogany (1975)

Diana Ross portrays a secretary who attains fame and fortune but not happiness as the world’s top fashion model. Directed by Berry Gordy.

Starring Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, and Anthony Perkins.

1975 | PG | 109 minutes.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

(Image Source: Wikipedia.org)

The Caan Film Festival is @ The Museum of the Moving Image through Saturday Oct 15, 2022.

The MANHATTAN SHORT (Film Festival) 2022 is running from Thursday September 22nd through Sunday October 2nd, 2022.

Book It
“Dueling Detectives: Celebrating Agatha Christie”

Tuesday September 20th, 2022
3 to 4 p.m.
Online
“Join us as we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Agatha Christie’s Grand Adventure with a special Dueling Detectives all about the Queen of Mystery! “
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

(Image Source: Amazon.com)

“Unmuted: A Banned Books Conversation”
Wednesday September 21st, 2022
12 to 1 p.m.
Online
“How do book bans and censorship impact our society and democracy? And why does it matter?

There has been a growing increase of banned books throughout recent years. Join us for Unmuted: A Banned Books Conversation. This is an informal space to discuss ideas, share experiences, and think critically about important issues around banned books, such as censorship, democracy, and storytelling. 

Please see below for recommended readings that will ground our conversation:

*To access you must sign in to your account on nypl.org. You can either click the article title to get the full text or search in the New York Times Database, available here: /collections/articles databases/new-york-times-1980-present ]

Program attendees will need a device capable of video chatting. A link to the Google Meet will be sent to participants the morning of the program.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

“Open Eyes: Banned Books, Kids, and the War on Reading”
Wednesday September 21st, 2022
6:30 pm
Online
“In state after state, local community members, school boards and elected lawmakers are challenging the rights of children and young adults to read books like Gender Queer and The 1619 Project. Even a children’s biography of Rosa Parks has made a list of banned books. This growing national tension between young people’s rights to read what they want and adults restricting access based on views of ‘suitability’ is playing out right now in courtrooms and communities nationwide.

Join Joshua Block (National ACLU’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & HIV Projects); Linda Johnson, president and CEO of Brooklyn Public Library; Jeffrey Blair, co-owner of a Missouri African American-themed children’s bookstore providing free copies of banned books to state residents; and Melissa Jacobs, Director of Library Services for the NYC Department of Education, to explore this urgent topic. Washington Post reporter Hannah Natanson, moderates.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

History’s Mysteries
Have you seen the “Union Square: From Sitting Room to Soapbox” exhibit @ the Center for Jewish History yet? What are you waiting for? It’s free and on thru Saturday, December 31st, 2022, 7 p.m.

(Image Source: Wikipedia.org)

New! Grand Central 1, 2, 3
Friday September 23rd, 2022
11 a.m.
Online
“No, we don’t mean the 1, 2, and 3 subway lines (we know those are on the West Side) – we mean the three different train facilities all called “Grand Central” that have been located on 42nd Street at Park Avenue. Join us for this virtual tour of the history of train facilities on this site from the mid-1800s to today.”
Cost: $25, get tkts here.

Culture Vultures
“Words from the Land – an environmental poetry program”
Monday September 19th, 2022
2:30 to 4 p.m.
Morris Park Library, 985 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx
“Four poets from New York have gathered to use words to shine a creative light on the impact of climate change and environmental issues on our world. Tim Sheard with the National Writers Union will perform from his climate musical, “Listen to the Wind.” UpSurge! Jazz Poetry Ensemble founders Raymond Nat Turner and Zigi Lowenberg will perform poems that speak to environmental injustice.  John Curl, a member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade of San Francisco, will read from his poetry collection Rainbow Weather. These poets are brilliant creatives, celebrating life, our environment, and how we heal ourselves and our environment.”
Cost: Free!

“Jack Kerouac: Then and Now”
Monday September 19th, 2022
6 to 8 p.m.
Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue, Manhattan
“Jack Kerouac had come to New York on a football scholarship to Columbia and took courses at the New School on the GI Bill. But what shaped him was not so much academia as the writers, artists and musicians he met at places such as the San Remo and the Cedar Tavern, the Eighth Street Bookshop, the Record Changer Store on Greenwich Avenue, the Village Vanguard, and the poetry readings in the East Village – all places that his old friend David Amram – with whom Kerouac brought jazz+poetry to New York City – describes as being part of the great “university of hangoutology.”

A distinguished panel, including Amram and Joyce Johnson–both of whom knew Kerouac well and have written about him extensively–and poet, performer and professor Anne Waldman, plus award-winning biographer Holly George-Warren, who is currently at work on a new study of Kerouac, will offer their recollections and insights into this seminal figure of American literature. There will also be time for questions.

Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

(Image Source: Wikipedia.org)

Come to the “Common Ground Festival” on Saturday September 24th, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. + concluding with the Morningside Lights Parade @ 8 p.m. “This year’s Common Ground Festival features performers from Burkina Faso, a kite-making workshop from India, an African fashion show, a Marionette Puppet performance, and much more.”

“Latinx Voices in Poetry: Rio Cortez, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, and Melissa Lozada-Oliva”
Tuesday September 20th, 2022
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, 476 5th Ave, Manhattan
“Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with an evening of poetry and conversation featuring an all-star panel of Latinx poets. Co-hosted with Latinx in Publishing.

Featuring:

  • Rio Cortez, author of Golden Ax and The ABCs of Black History
  • Darrel Alejandro Holnes, author of Stepmotherland & Migrant Psalms
  • Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, author of Madness and Losing Miami
  • Melissa Lozada-Oliva, author of Dreaming of You and Peluda

Co-presented with Latinx in Publishing, a network of book professionals committed to supporting and increasing the number of Latino/a/x in the publishing industry, as well as promoting literature by, for, and about Latino/a/x people.
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

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Mind, Body, Spirit
“Make your Own Herbal Bath Salts and Shower Scrub”
Wednesday September 21st, 2022
5:30 to 7 p.m.
East 4th Street Community Garden, 171 E. 4th St., Brooklyn
“Learn how to make your own herbal sea salt scrub using the aromatherapy properties of herbs from the garden such as lavender and lemon balm. Participants will make a 4-ounce sea salt herbal scrub to use in the shower and bath.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

No Pain, No Gain
“Summer on the Hudson: Body Roll”
Wednesday September 21st, 2022 (This event repeats every weekday between 9/21/2022 and 9/23/2022.)
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street, Manhattan
Bodyroll is a 90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to tone, strengthen, and train your body with slammin’ moves and bangin’ grooves.”
Cost: Free!

Strain The Brain
“Tune in and Turn it Up! Music Trivia and Discussion — The 90s Part 3!”
Tuesday September 20th, 2022
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Online
“Tune in and Turn it Up! Tune in and Turn it Up with us as we turn back time to the 90s! Are you a big fan of 90s music? Think you know or remember all of your favorite, or most liked songs from that time period? The 90s era was filled with all different genres of music, so please join us for some FUN music trivia  on Tuesday September 20th, from 5:30-7pm Eastern time. 

Come ready to have some fun as we take a trip down memory lane to revisit our favorite songs from the 90s part 3 of our 3 part series starting with letters Q-Z!

We will be meeting on Google Meet. Please register so we can send you the link one day before the program.

The artist(s) will NOT be attending. All times are Eastern Daylight Time (the time in New York City.)

Please note: We are meeting one hour earlier than we have in the past!
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

(Image Source: https://unbelievab.ly/rating-90s-top-music-trends)

Money Talks
“There Is More To Money Than Spending”
Tuesday September 20th, 2022
12 to 1 p.m.
Online
“Peter Gonzalez discusses the basics of money management. Learn the ‘Eight Elements of Money Management’ and where to find free resources to learn more about money management.”
Cost: Free! For more info and tkts, go here.

You Are What You Eat
Food Justice is More than Growing Food and Feeding PeopleTalking About Race Matters – Join the Conversation with Karen Washington
Wednesday September 21st, 2022
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Online
“People in poor urban and rural communities are told that if they want food security, all they have to do is grow their own vegetables, give up soda, and exercise, as if, by magic, eating vegetables and drinking water are going to solve the problems in the food system, without looking at the institutional, environmental, and structural determinants that reinforce racism in today’s society. How has the COVID-19 changed the way people now think?”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

“Odd Apples: A Botanical and Cultural History + Rare Fruit & Tasting
Sunday September 25th, 2022
2 to 3:30 p.m.
“A presentation and apple tasting by William Mullan.”
Cost: Free-$6.38, for more info and to get tkts, go here.

(Image Source: Wikipedia.org)



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Please be sure to follow The Cheap Chick in the City via Twitter @cheapchicknyc for everything free and cheap NYC.

Look for updates on NYC events around Thursday/Friday September 22nd/23rd, 2022.

If you want me to post an event on the website, please contact me. We can also talk about featuring your event in a standalone entry.

Remember all info and available events were true @ publication time.

Apologies for the wonky formatting; sometimes WordPress has a mind of its own.



Cheap and Free NYC Events, Week of Saturday September 17th, 2022, from The Cheap Chick in the City, Part One

Editor’s Note: The Cheap Chick in the City is SO sorry NYC! She’s dealing with a family emergency this past week among other things and is WAY behind on the website 😦 she will post Part Two by Monday September 19th, 2022 @ the latest.

Anyway here is a link to my last post, which still includes some current cheap and free events happening in NYC right now and there are also some NYC events below. Apologies for lack of images + wonky formatting + remember all events were available @ time of publication.

I will also still be tweeting everything free and cheap NYC via Twitter @cheapchicknyc.

If you want to support me/the ws/shoutout to my appearance on The Rehearsal with Nathan Fielder, you can always Venmo me via @Patricia-Couture-3. Thanks in advance!
EVERY little bit helps + thanks to all who have sent funds my way!

And Tricia aka the Cheap Chick in the City is also on the Cameo app, for any who are interested in requesting personal messages from her.


The Sound of Music
“Mini-Global Mashup: Jazz Piano Meets Venezuela”
Sunday September 18th, 2022
1 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 13735 Northern Blvd, Flushing, Queens
“Mini-Global Mashup: Jazz Piano Meets Venezuela presents American jazz artist Amina Claudine Myers and Venezuelan bandola llanera performing artist María Fernanda González.”
Cost: $15, for more info and tkts, go here.

“Modern Jewish Sounds Concert: Jake Sherman Dream Band – In Person”
Thursday September 22nd, 2022
7 to 8 p.m.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, Manhattan
“Born in Boston, Jake Sherman learned classical piano by listening to his father play Bach every morning. If not for an intervention – stumbling upon the catalog of Weird Al Yankovic – he would have followed in his father’s path or perhaps become a jazz purist. Fast forward some years and it’s clear Jake has found a way to combine his appreciation of great songwriting with his piano/organ-playing prowess. He has become a go-to musician on recordings, and tours for artists including Meshell Ndegeocello, Bilal, Emily King, Blood Orange, Benny Sings, Doyle Bramhall II, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Andrew Bird, and Nick Hakim. His most recent album, Jake Sherman Gests Sexy, is a journey through modern dating and relationships, with a point of view that is somehow both poignant and Weird Al-esque. The Museum’s Modern Jewish Sounds series welcomes Sherman to the stage of Edmond J. Safra Hall.”
Cost: Free/$10 donation, get tkts here.

The “International Contemporary Ensemble Gives Concert of World Premieres at Joe’s Pub” on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022, @ 7 p.m. $20.

Book” It
Meet the Author Series at Chocobar Cortés”
Monday September 19th, 2022
6 to 8 p.m.
Chocobar Cortes, 141 Alexander Ave., South Bronx
“Join us this week as we sit down with Richie Narvaes, author of Hipster Death Rattle. Enjoy an evening of cocktails, small bites and giveaways! The first 20 ticket purchasers will receive a free copy of the book! Made possible with the support of Perrier!”
Cost: $30, get tkts here.

“Off The Page: Crystal Hana Kim in Conversation with Dana Calvet”
Tuesday September 20th, 2022
7 p.m.
Kupferberg Center For the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, Queens
“Join us for a reading, conversation, and book signing with the author. Books will be available for purchase at the event from our partner Kew & Willow bookstore. This event is co-sponsor.”
Cost: Free to $10, get tkts here.

History’s Mysteries
Celebrate 70: 70 Fifth Avenue – A Storied Address
Thursday September 22nd, 2022
6 to 7:15 p.m.
Online
“Landmarked in 2021, the Educational Building at 70 Fifth Avenue is not only one of Greenwich Village’s newest designated spaces, but also one of the neighborhood’s most storied addresses. Completed in 1914, the building has been home to an extraordinary constellation of progessive advocacy organizations, from the NAACP to the ACLU. Because tenants at 70 Fifth Avenue were leaders in the fields of social justice, publishing, international cooperation, labor organizing and education, this building stood as a microcosm of the Village itself, and attracted such luminaries as W.E.B Du Bois, Roger Baldwin, Crystal Eastman and Henry Morgenthau, Sr. In this zoom event with historian Lucie Levine, we’ll celebrate the stunning history of 70 Fifth Avenue, discover the exceptional array of advocates, diplomats and publishers who worked in the building, and situate the building, the organizations which called it home, and the Villagers who walked its halls in the larger sweep of neighborhood, and national, history. 

We are grateful for the expertise of Lucie Levine on this topic.  Lucie, a writer, historian, and New York City tour guide, will join us again to lead this lecture.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

Culture Vultures
“BIRD: A SOLO SHOW PART STAND-UP, PART MEMOIR, PART FEVER DREAM Directed by Barbara Pitts McAdams, a creator of THE LARAMIE PROJECT”
Monday September 19th, 2022
9:30 p.m.
Caveat, 21 A Clinton Street, Manhattan
“*Content warning: sexual abuse* ‘Punk rock bad ass’ Kylie Vincent straight off her 8 month long United States tour and one month run in Scotland for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

BIRD, written and performed by 22 year old Kylie Vincent is equal parts stand-up, memoir, and fever dream and is about a Gen Z trainwreck soaring beyond her childhood trauma. This solo comedy show explores the challenges of being a young female-identifying stand up, while her past trauma continues to peck its way into the present.”
Cost: $15, for more info and to get tkts, go here.

The Lincoln Center Big Umbrella Festival is back and running all weekend, Friday September 16th, 2022 to Sunday September 18th, 2022.

Free “FIESTAS PATRIAS, A CHILEAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION,” September 18th, 2022, 12-2 p.m., Pier 16, South Street Seaport.

Shop ‘Til You Drop
St. Paul’s Church (199 Carroll Street, Brooklyn) Annual Flea Market is on Sunday September 17th, 2022,10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Single and Ready to Mingle
“Snag Yourself A Hero: First Responder Singles Party; Snag your very own hero at this soiree which gathers together the areas hottest first responders (firefighters, EMS/paramedics, cops and military)” @ Katch Astoria on Thursday September 22nd, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m. $15.



Cheap and Free NYC Events From The Cheap Chick in the City, Tuesday September 13th to Saturday September 17th, 2022

Editor’s Note: Welcome all, esp to those who found the Cheap Chick in the City after my appearance on #TheRehearsal starring Nathan Fielder and to those looking for free and cheap things to do in NYC.

The Cheap Chick in the City is still feeling financial stress (the credit card companies are circling), so can always use some help, especially as a freelancer/independent contractor so if you want to throw some money my way re my appearance on #TheRehearsal, or just buy me a cup of “coffee,” or “orange juice, no pulp,” reference the French Revolution   or just support this website, simply Venmo $ to me @Patricia-Couture-3. Thanks to ALL who have sent $; EVERY little bit helps!

For any who might be interested (?), the Cheap Chick in the City, aka Tricia from #TheRehearsal starring Nathan Fielder, is on the Cameo app where you can request personalized videos from me and other celebs.

Here’s a link to last week’s entry, which still includes some relevant cheap and free NYC events.

Stay tuned for pics + updates + a new post over the weekend featuring NYC events + follow me on Twitter via @cheapchicknyc. And as usual, apologies for the wonky formatting
.

The Great Outdoors
“53rd Street Library Plant Swap”
Tuesday September 13th, 2022
3 to 5 p.m.
53rd Street Library, Theater, 18 West 53rd Street, Manhattan
“Is your indoor jungle overgrowing your space? Do you have cuttings to give away? Do you want to trade for something new or just adopt a new little plant friend? Join us on September 13th and meet new plant friends, both human and vegetation!

Come on down to 53rd St and get your swap on! Meet other plant friends! Trade plants, tips, and stories. You may find that wishlist plant you’ve been looking for or try something entirely new.

This is a free plant swap. There is no fee to participate. You are encouraged to bring a healthy and pest-free plant or cutting to swap, but it’s not required. Also, please bring your own bags and/or containers to carry your new green friends home. Everyone is welcome!”
Cost: Free!

“Guided Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon” (This event repeats every week on Wednesday and Thursday between 9/7/2022 and 10/13/2022.)
Wednesday September 14th, 2022
8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Netherland Memorial Flagpole, The Battery, At the intersection of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street, Manhattan
“Join experienced birding guide Gabriel Willow on a walk through The Battery to observe the diversity of migrating birds that visit the park.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“Community Science Wednesdays + Insect Pinning Workshop at Freshkills Park”
Wednesday September 14th, 2022
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Freshkills Park Event Entrance, 350 Wild Avenue, Staten Island
“Learn how to collect data on Spotted Lanternflies at Freshkills Park!”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“Farming 101 Workshop: Seed Saving”
Wednesday September 14th, 2022
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Battery Urban Farm in The Battery, Manhattan
“Learn the process of seed saving for vegetables and flowers, and take home some seeds of your own to plant this fall and next spring. RSVP required.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

“Tours of The Battery”
Thursday September 15th, 2022
12 to 1 p.m.
The Battery, Netherland Memorial Flagpole
“Tour New York’s historic birthplace park with an expert guide!”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.





Take Part In Art
“Bad Art”
Tuesday September 13, 2022
2 to 3 p.m.
Allerton Library, Auditorium, 2740 Barnes Avenue, Bronx
“Join us for a fun in-person program at the library creating art that may involve pipe cleaners, foam, and lots of sparkles. Celebrate your unique style! All supplies provided. Please be advised that the auditorium is only accessible via stairs.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

In Central Park’s Arsenal Gallery (830 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, “Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.”): the free “Las Flores de mi País,” is on display through Thursday November 10th, 2022, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The exhibit “Wolfgang Tillmans: to look without fear” has opened @ The Museum of Modern Art and will run through Sunday January 1st, 2023.

Don’t forget that Smithsonian Museum Day is Saturday September 17th, 2022. “Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.”

The Sound of Music
“Miguel Gutierrez: sueño”
Tuesday September 13th, 2022
7 to 8 p.m.
14th Street Passage in The High Line, Manhattan
“High Line Art presents Miguel Gutierrez’s “sueño,” a new music project of tiny epic songs dedicated to melancholy and longing.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“Boom. Bap. Soul! New Music Showcase!”
Thursday September 15th, 2022
6 to 8 p.m.
Albee Square (Fulton and Bond Street), Brooklyn
“Downtown Brooklyn’s New Music Showcase features some of Brooklyn’s rising musical stars, backed by Brooklyn own, The Dirty Spirituals. Bakko, R&B and soul singer, Reg Wyns, soul singer and emcee
Sasha Che aka motorcyclemami, alt-pop, soul artist.”
Cost: Free!

“Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up Musical Hour”
Thursday September 15th, 2022
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Christine Chanel / indie pop and R&B. Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. Friday Freshen Up takes place on the last Friday of the month.”
Cost: Free!

“The Honey Dewdrops
Friday September 16th, 2022
8 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 13735 Northern Blvd, Flushing, Queens
“Experience the vibrant and forward-thinking music of The Honey Dewdrops live at Flushing Town Hall. Based in Baltimore, MD, this singer-songwriter duo travels the nation spreading the sound of their experimental folk music. 

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish began touring as a duo in 2009, bringing their music to new audiences across the nation. This year, they released their seventh record entitled Light Behind Light. Their music is a completely original sound that combines traditional folk elements with their own modern, acoustic style. 

This is sure to be a performance you don’t want to miss!”
Cost: $18, for more info and to get tkts, go here.

“Athens Square Committee Presents: Greek Night” (This event repeats every week on Tuesday between 7/5/2022 and 9/27/2022.)
Tuesday September 13th, 2022
7 to 9 p.m.
Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue and 30th Street, Queens
“Join the Athens Square Committee for live performances and dance at Athens Square Park on Tuesday evenings through September!. Weather permitting.”
Cost: Free!

The Play’s The Thing
“WARHOLCAPOTE: Julio Torres, Cole Escola, Rob Roth, and more”
Thursday September 15th, 2022
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Manhattan
“For one night only, Julio Torres and Cole Escola perform as Andy Warhol and Truman Capote, reading from the play WARHOLCAPOTE, a nonfiction invention based on never-before-heard conversations. Julio Torres plays Andy Warhol. Cole Escola plays Truman Capote. An interview with the playwright Rob Roth will follow the performance.”
Cost: Free! For more info and tkts, go here.

“‘Dzieci Makbet’ – A Rioutously Ritualized Macbeth”
Friday September 16th, 2022
7 to 9 p.m.
Washington Park in J.J. Byrne Playground, Brooklyn
“You have not seen anything like ‘Dzieci’s Makbet.’ A riotous clan from ‘The Old Country’ greets you with libations and divinations then embarks on a wild, ritualistic take on Macbeth.

Shakespeare’s ageless tale of greed, omens, and foul deeds comes alive through the unflinching performance of a handful of actors who take turns spontaneously trading off parts, (quite literally!) at the drop of a hat.

Employing haunting folk songs and chants from Eastern Europe, along with the poetry of Shakespeare’s verse, Makbet explores and explodes the very essence of theatre and storytelling.

This performance is free to attend (donations appreciated) and open to everyone.”
Cost: Free! (But donations are appreciated.)

Broadway in the Boros 2022 is coming to downtown Brooklyn on Friday September 16th, 2022, 1 to 2 p.m. Also coming to sites in Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx.

Shakespeare: ‘Love’s Labours Lost'”
Sunday September 18th, 2022
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue, Manhattan
Hopefully it won’t be “work” 😉 to watch The Instant Shakespeare Company @ the library.
Cost: Free!


Lights, Camera, Action
“Reel to Read Movies: Victor/Victoria (1982)”
Wednesday September 14th, 2022
2 to 4 p.m.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), 455 Fifth Avenue, Room 303, Manhattan
“Victor/Victoria (1982)

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. Directed by Blake Edwards.

Starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, and Lesley Ann Warren.

1982 | PG | 133 minutes”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

“Movies at 53rd: The Batman (2022)”
Friday September 16th, 2022
2 to 5 p.m.
53rd Street Library, Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street, Manhattan
“Please come and join us to watch a movie, The Batman (2022) on Friday, September 16th at 2 PM. The movie will be screened in the Community Room on the central level. Rating PG-13

Runtime: 2 hours, 56 minutes.

Director: Matt Reeves

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright.

Robert Pattinson stars as the latest version of Batman in this 2022 film.”
Cost: Free!

From September 12th to 18th, 2022, the New York Latino Film Festival returns to NYC.

History’s Mysteries
“Dressed for Freedom”
Thursday September 15th, 2022
6 to 7 p.m.
Online
“Is fashion oppressive or empowering? Can clothing be feminist? American women in the 20th century—from suffragists to flappers to women’s liberation activists—used the clothes they wore to express their ideas about modern gender norms, power, and pleasure. Learn how American women employed new clothing styles to expand feminist activism beyond formal participation in political organizations and movements.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

“Global Greenwich Village: Lecture by Robert W. Snyder”
Thursday September 15th, 2022
6 to 8 p.m.
Jefferson Market Library, 425 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan
“Greenwich Village has long been a place where people make plans to turn the world upside down. Since the late nineteenth century, the neighborhood has absorbed new people and new ideas in the arts, culture, and politics; marinated them in hope, humor and contentiousness; and then shared them with New York City, the USA, and the world.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

Book It
“Finding Formerly Incarcerated Queer Women and Trans Men in the Archives: A Conversation with Hugh Ryan”
Tuesday Sep 13th, 2022
6:30 p.m.
Lenox and Astor Room, room 216, The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th, Manhattan
“How do we find stories that have been suppressed? Join NYPL curator Julie Golia with author Hugh Ryan for a conversation about Ryan’s groundbreaking new book, The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of Forgotten Prison. Golia and Ryan will dicuss how he plumbed the Library’s archives to reveal the untold stories of queer people who spent days, weeks, or years in one New York City prison. A Q&A with attendees will follow the talk.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

Talks at the Schomburg: Freedom Dreams Revisited with Robin D.G. Kelley
Tuesday September 13th, 2022
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
“A conversation revisiting the groundbreaking publication Freedom Dreams by Robin D.G. Kelley.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

The (free) Center for Fiction Open House party is happening on Saturday September 17th, 2022, from 12 to 5 p.m. “the member floor will be open to the public with group tours, happy hour specials in the Café & Bar, and free snacks upstairs.”

Culture Vultures
“Whitman on Walls!”
Friday September 16th, 2022
8 p.m.
Gaelic Park, 4000 Corlear Ave., The Bronx
“Campagnia de’ Colombari and Manhattan College present Whitman on Walls! (WoW!), a premiere multimedia event that fuses outdoor movies with live poetry. To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Manhattan College in the Bronx, WoW! will feature seven short films that were recorded with over 50 global performers. Each film is followed by a performance from Bronx-based poets. This event is free and open to the public.”
Cost: Free!

“Indieplaza”
Saturday September 17th, 11 am to 11 pm Sunday September 18th, 2022
Rockefeller Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan
“A two-day celebration of independent music, merchandise, and workshops lands in the center of New York City, co-hosted by indie pioneers, Rough Trade. Featuring a thoughtfully curated lineup of artists, a band merchandise market, hands-on music-making workshops, plus favorites of the food and drink scenes – indieplaza is accessible, inclusive and free for all New Yorkers.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here, but the Cheap Chick in the City doesn’t think it’s absolutely necessary.

Citizens Presents The Living Portrait of NYC
12 p.m. Sunday September 18th, 2022 to 8 p.m. Tuesday September 27th, 2022
29 West 23rd Street, Manhattan
“Step inside New York City’s most exciting new multisensory, multimedia experience and discover what makes New York, New York. The Living Portrait of NYC was made for and created by New Yorkers. It is an ode to the citizens of the greatest city in the world, where thousands of people from every borough, every neighborhood, and every walk of life share real and unfiltered stories—all brought to you through stunning images, sound, music, film, and live performances.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.








Never Forget
“‘Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust’ with Martin Schoeller”
Sunday September 18th, 2022
11 am. to 12 p.m.
36 Battery Place, Manhattan or online
“Join us at the Museum for a conversation with photographer Martin Schoeller and Sara Softness, the Museum’s Curator of Special Projects. They will discuss the Museum’s new exhibition, Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust, Martin’s acclaimed work, and what inspired him to create this moving installation. The exhibition will be on view before and after the discussion.

Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust is a powerful photography exhibition showcasing 75 large-scale portraits of Holocaust survivors taken by famed photographer Martin Schoeller. Stripped of artifice, Schoeller’s photographs portray the beauty, humanity, and resilience of those who survived and grew old in the face of antisemitism — while imagining those who were never given the chance. The portraits are accompanied by a biography of and message from each sitter, as well as video footage documenting the artist’s photographic process. This will be the first exhibition of the profound series in a major U.S. museum.”
Cost: “A $10 suggested donation enables us to present programs like this one.” Get tkts here.

Always Remember 9/11, NYC
“Journaling: 9/11 Remembrance”
Tuesday September 13th, 2022
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx
“New York is home to more than 8 million people, and millions more worldwide have a special place for it in their hearts. As we remember the events of September 11, 2001, we will provide time to reflect on all the things that make New York a beautiful, vibrant, and unforgettable place to live and where we’ve come in the twenty years since.

Using a variety of prompts and tools we’ll explore life in New York, including built-in writing time and an opportunity to share at the end of the program.”
Cost: Free!




Mind, Body, Spirit
“Karen Armstrong: Sacred Nature—A Conversation with Brian Greene”
Friday September 16th, 2022
7 to 8 p.m.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, Manhattan
“Join bestselling author Karen Armstrong, in conversation with Brian Greene, exploring humankind’s evolving relationship with the Earth, life, and the cosmos. To save ourselves and the planet, do we need to reestablish our sense that nature is sacred?

Ms. Armstrong will sign copies of her most recent book—Sacred Nature: Restoring our Ancient Bonds with the Natural World—following the program.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
“Talking About Race Matters: The Impact of the Age of Exploration on What We Eat, With Culinary” Historian Lavada Naho”
Wednesday September 14th, 2022
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Online
“For many the idea of decolonizing our lives, includes ‘eating like our ancestors’ but what if you have no idea what your ancestors ate? How far back does one look for those ‘ancestors’? When and how did the world’s foods get so mixed up? In this short program, culinary historian Lavada Nahon will look at the global food and eating exchanges of the 17th and 18th centuries and their lingering impact on what we eat today.”
Cost: Free! 

What (Not) To Wear?
“*In Person: Bronx Fashion Week (BXFW) at the Bronx Library Center”
Saturday September 17th, 2022
5 to 7 p.m.
Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx
“*In-Person: Bronx Fashion Week (BXFW) at the Bronx Library Center (English & Spanish)  Registration Required.  “Seating; first come first serve” In Celebration of National Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month, Bronx Library Center presents a free Fashion Show in collaboration with BXFW Bronx Fashion Week is more than fabric; behind every stitch is a story unfolding, and a dream is born behind every runway.  Let us celebrate beauty in diversity by fostering creativity, community, and culture with a tour of The Bronx Library Center’s Latino and Puerto Rican Cultural Collection, which contains many wonders that speak to the Latino and Puerto Rican experiences in the Bronx, New York City, and abroad. This will include a workshop to introduce and show the New York Public Library’s Bloomsbury Fashion Central database to encourage the patrons to learn about the Diversity of Fashion.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.






Cheap and Free NYC Events From The Cheap Chick in the City, Tuesday September 6th 2022 through Saturday September 10th, 2022

Editor’s Note: Welcome all, esp to those who found the Cheap Chick in the City after my appearance on #TheRehearsal starring Nathan Fielder and to those looking for free and cheap things to do in NYC.

The Cheap Chick in the City is still feeling financial stress (the credit card companies are circling), so can always use some help, especially as a freelancer/independent contractor so if you want to throw some money my way re my appearance on #TheRehearsal, or just buy me a cup of “coffee,” or “orange juice, no pulp,” reference the French Revolution   or just support this website, simply Venmo $ to me @Patricia-Couture-3. Thanks to ALL who have sent $; EVERY little bit helps!

Here’s a link to my most recent entry, which still has cheap and free things to do in NYC. Also expect an update with new NYC events by/around/on Friday September 9th, 2022. *(Please see new Editor’s Notes and additional NYC weekend events @ the end/bottom of this entry.)

And now on to this week’s cheap and free events happening in NYC from the Cheap Chick in the City.

The Great Outdoors
“Hudson River Park Live From the Field”
Thursday September 8th, 20222 (This event repeats every week on Thursday between 6/9/2022 and 9/29/2022.)
2 to 2:20 p.m.
Online
“Join us as we study fish populations, monitor tide pools, sample water quality, and more. This weekly event series will give you a behind-the-scenes look into the many research and monitoring efforts conducted by our River Project team.

Tune in on Instagram Live @HudsonRiverPark on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. for Live From the Field. Be sure to follow us to catch these special science segments and stay up to date with HRPK’s River Project.”
Cost: Free!

Birding tours start @ Bryant Park again on Tuesday September 6th, 2022.

(Image Source: Wikipedia.org)

Take Part In Art
“Field Guide: Bio-plastics Fashion Show pt. 2”
Saturday September 10th, 2022
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
“Join us for our second bio-plastics workshop – we’ll experiment with working with the bio-plastics we’ve been growing since May. The day will end in a bio-plastics fashion show!”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

MoMA has a new exhibit “Never Alone: Video Games & Other Interactive Design” opening September 10th, 2022 and running through Sunday July 16th, 2023.

Analog City: NYC B.C. (Before Computers)” is a new exhibit that just opened @ The Museum of the City of New York and is running until Saturday December 31st, 2022.

Free art/crafting sessions are being held @ Bryant Park’s Art Cart on upcoming Saturdays.

The Sound of Music
“NYPL LP Club: Bruce Springsteen: “Nebraska” Discussion Group”
Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 5 to 6 p.m.
Online
“Join other music fans online to discuss the greatest albums of all time!”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

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“Modern Jewish Sounds Concert: Daniel Kahn
Thursday September 8th, 2022
7 to 8 p.m.
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, Manhattan
“Detroit-born, Berlin-based troubadour Daniel Kahn’s music mixes Yiddish, English, Russian, and German with a distinctly punk and folk flavor. The Museum’s Modern Jewish Sounds concert series welcomes Kahn to the stage along with his dear friends Jake Shulman-Ment, Sarah Gordon, Lorin Sklamberg, and other comrades for an intimate evening of new and old songs that cross the borders of languages, cultures, generations, and worlds. Drawing on the repertoire of his cult cabaret band the Painted Bird as well as his most recent solo album word beggar, his music also engages with such bards as Gebertig, Okudzhava, Dylan, and Cohen. Experience Daniel Kahn’s return to the US with his bag full of broken ballads, crooked klezmer, prison laments, revolutionary hymns, and apocalyptic blues.”
Cost: Free, or “A suggested $10 donation enables the Museum to present programs like this one.” Get tkts here.

Lights, Camera, Action
“Reel to Read Movies: Raging Bull (1980)”
Wednesday September 7th, 2022
2 to 4 p.m.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL),  Room 303, 455 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
“Robert De Niro won a Best Actor Oscar as boxing champion Jake LaMotta, whose inner demons lead him to destroy the relationships he has with his brother and his second wife.

Directed by Martin Scorsese.

Starring Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, and Joe Pesci.

1980 | R | 129 minutes.
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

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“16mm Film Screening-International Sweethearts of Rhythm’ & ‘Illusions
Wednesday September 7th, 2022
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Seward Park Library, 192 East Broadway, Manhattan
International Sweethearts of Rhythm by Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss (1986) 30 mins-The story of a multi-racial, all-women jazz band of the 1940’s. A sixteen-piece band with a strong brass section, heavy percussion and a deep rhythmic sense, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm featured some of the best musicians of the day and performed at the Apollo Theatre in New York, the Howard Theatre in Washington D.C. and the Regal in Chicago. This film places the Sweethearts in an historical context and explores the climate of the late thirties and forties with regard to women and minorities. Oral history interviews with surviving band members are interwoven with rare archival footage of them in performance, music, photographs and memorabilia from private collections.

Illusions by Julie Dash (1982) 32 mins-This drama, set in 1942, a year after Pearl Harbor, takes place at the National Studios, a fictitious Hollywood motion picture studio. The story centers on Mignon Dupree, a Black woman studio executive who appears to be white, and Ester Jeeter, a Black woman who is the singing voice for a white Hollywood star. Forced to come to terms with a society that perpetuates images as status quo, the film follows Mignon’s dilemma, Ester’s struggle and the use of cinema in wartime Hollywood, three “illusions” in conflict with reality.”
Cost: Free! “While no registration is required, you may email andrewfairweather@nypl.org if you wish to receive a reminder a day before/day of the screening, as well as notifications about possible postponements or cancellations.”
Cost: Free! “While no registration is required, you may email andrewfairweather@nypl.org if you wish to receive a reminder a day before/day of the screening, as well as notifications about possible postponements or cancellations.”

“Movies at Hudson Park: The Lost City
Thursday September 8th, 2022
2 to 4 p.m.
Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street, Manhattan
The Lost City (2022)                       

Directors: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee| Writers: Oren Uziel, Dana Fox, Adam Nee | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe| 1h 52m

A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.
Cost: Free!

Moonlight & Movies | Downtown 81
Thursday September 8th, 2022
7 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Ave @ 103rd Street, Manhattan
“Follow the steps of Jean-Michel Basquiat, graffiti innovator and noise music artist, through 1980’s Lower Manhattan in Edo Bertoglio’s cult classic film. Shot in 1980-81 but only released in 2000, the film features cameos by Debbie Harry and Fab Five Freddy plus musical performances by DNA, James White and the Blacks, Lydia Lunch, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, and more. Introduction by New York-based artist, writer, filmmaker, and musician Michael Holman and Sean Corcoran, curator of our hit exhibition “New York, New Music: 1980-1986” (closing September 18, 2022).”
Cost: $20, get tkts here.

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History’s Mysteries
“Talks in the Othmer: Corey Robin on Making Sense of Clarence Thomas’s America”
Wednesday September 7th, 2022
6:30 p.m.
Center for Brooklyn History, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn

“Corey Robin, one of the foremost analysts of the right, brings fresh and often prescient perspectives to our understanding of American conservatism. His ground-breaking books, The Enigma of Clarence ThomasThe Reactionary Mind and Fear, explain the history that brings us to these unprecedented political times.

Join Robin for an evening of sharp observation and reflection that touch on the tightening grip of conservative power, the ascent of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and the trouble our democracy seems headed towards. Political writer Osita Nwanevu of The New Republic and The Guardian leads the conversation.

Talks in the Othmer is CBH’s Fall series of in-person programs, presented in partnership with NYU’s Brooklyn-based 370 Jay Project.
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

Enthusiast Extraordinaire: Theater Critic William B. Harris and Lower Manhattan in the Late Twentieth Century
Friday September 9th, 2022
6 to 7:15 p.m. 
Online
“William B. (“Billy”) Harris was a freelance dance and drama critic covering the downtown avant-garde for the SoHo Weekly, Village Voice, and other papers from the mid 1970s to his unexpected death in 2000.  He left behind an extraordinary archive, which his family and friends placed in the care of Marymount Manhattan College. His papers have much to say about theater history, the changing downtown neighborhoods, and the advent of AIDS in the community.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

“History and Heroism”
Saturday September 10th, 2022
6 p.m.
Aboard tall ship Wavertree at Pier 16 (Fulton and South Streets)
“The panelists’ personal experiences surrounding the tragic events of 9/11 will serve as the catalyst for a thoughtful discussion delving into the complexities of heroic actions and how and when certain individuals obtain historical “heroic” status. Inspired by DuLong’s writing, the session will examine how choosing to emphasize heroic acts might ‘include more people in the circle of those who see themselves as helpers capable of heroism.’ The conversation will explore the how historians, artists, and the public define ‘heroes’ and how that perception can shift over time. A complimentary toast is included, and copies of Saved at the Seawall will also be available for purchase.”
Cost: Free!

Book It
“Author Talk with Tanya Ko Hong | TWO LANGUAGES, TWO MINDS”
Wednesday September 7th, 2022
4 to 5 p.m.
53rd Street Library, 18 West 53rd Street, Community Room
“It is an honor to invite the international author Tanya Ko Hong at the 53rd Street Library. She will read from her books and share the process of how non-native speakers can translate their lives into English, as well as how she personally writes in both languages. She will use her poem, “the Gap,” to share how different languages display different minds. She will use her “Second Period” poem for how immigrants feel when they learn languages. She will also discuss how history turns to poetry, how it affects society today, and how untold stories can be poetry with reference to excerpts from her work. This program is open to writers of all backgrounds, including non-poets.”
Cost: Free!

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Time Shelter: Georgi Gospodinov with Valentina Izmirlieva”
Wednesday September 7th, 2022
6 to 7 p.m.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 5th Avenue and 52nd Street, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
“The award-winning Bulgarian writer discusses his novel about memory loss, time, and what happens when the past and present collide.”
Cost: Free! For more info and tkts. go here.

Dig Deeper
“An Introduction to African-American Genealogy Research”
Thursday September 8th, 2022
1 to 2 p.m.
Online
“From 1565 to 1790, Africans comprised over a third of the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. With little exception, these nearly 360,000 men, women, and children crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

Culture Vultures
Batman: Bill Finger & Beyond
Tuesday September 6th, 2022
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Poe Park Visitor Center in Poe Park, 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx
“Join NYC Parks & Poe Park Visitor Center for “BATMAN: BILL FINGER & BEYOND” September Showcase. This is an exciting comic book exhibition, celebrating the birth of Batman in Detective Comics #27 in 1938. The creation of Batman took place on a park bench in Poe Park by artists/ writers Bill Finger, Bob Kane and later Jerry Robinson. The Batman: Bill Finger & Beyond exhibition will also feature contemporary comic book artists who worked on the Batman series from the Bronx.”
Cost: Free!”

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John Hennessy, Soren Stockman, Julia Guez, Doug Anderson Poetry Event”
Tuesday September 6th, 2022
6 p.m.
Bryant Park Reading Room
“Award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer.”
Cost: Free!

“Climate Lab: Sarah Cameron Sunde and 36.5/ A Durational Performance with the Sea
Tuesday September 6th, 2022
7 to 8 p.m.
Storico at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, Manhattan
“Join us for a conversation with Guggenheim Fellowship-winning artist and director Sarah Cameron Sunde about the upcoming finale to her globe-spanning series 36.5 /A Durational Performance with the Sea. On September 14, 2022, Sunde will stand in the East River in Queens, New York City, for 12 hours, 29 minutes—a full tidal cycle—as water engulfs her body and then reveals it again. The performance will be filmed from multiple perspectives, live-streamed around the world, and edited into a durational video artwork. This will be the climax of a nine-year project whose earlier works took place in Maine, Mexico, California, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya, and Aotearoa-New Zealand.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

“Schomburg Courtyard Salon | Golden Ax by Rio Cortez”
Thursday September 8th, 2022
6 to 8 p.m.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th St and Malcolm X Blvd), Manhattan
“Join us for an intimate evening celebrating the launch of Golden Ax, a new poetry collection by NY Times bestselling author Rio Cortez.”
Cost: Free! For more info and tkts, go here.

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“Mid Autumn Festival”
Saturday September 10th, 2022
2 to 6 p.m.
The Shops at Skyview, 40-24 College Point Blvd., Flushing, Queens
“Cultural Dance Performance, Live Music Performance, Traditional Wardrobe Experience, and Immersive Mid-Autumn Photobooth.”
Cost: Free!

The 39th Annual Queens County Fair is happening @ the Queens County Farm Museum Friday, September 9th, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m. to Sunday September 11th, 2022, @ 6 p.m.

What (Not?) To Wear?
“New York: Center of Fashion”
Wednesday September 7th, 2022
12 to 2 p.m.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Lenox & Astor Room, Room 216, Manhattan
“‘New York Is The Center of Fashion!’ proclaimed the third issue of The Fashions of the Times.

As a boundless resource to the fashion industry based in this city, The New York Public Library’s collections include an incomparable printed record of New York as one of the fashion centers of the world.

This Open House will display fashion archives, pictures, publications, and many magazines to dramatize how the Library has collected the story of fashion, particularly that which is designed, written about, photographed, sold, and manufactured in this city.

Bill Blass, Hattie Carnegie, Bill Cunningham, Tim Gunn, Ulla Johnson, and generations of New Yorkers in fashion-designing, publishing, and presenting have considered NYPL an outstanding source of inspiration.

Among so much else, the Library contains the archives of The New York Times and Fashion Group International; personal papers of Diana Vreeland; Wesley Simpson swatchbooks; the scrapbooks of Geraldine Stutz; and fashion scrapbooks created by generations of librarians. This display will also come from the Picture Collection’s holdings of sketches, photographs, clippings, and prints.”
Cost: Free!

No Pain, No Gain
“Adult Hike | Ohrback Lake”
Thursday September 8th, 2022
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nevada Avenue Parking Lot in High Rock Park, 200 Nevada Avenue, Staten Island
“Join us for a scenic stroll around one of the cleanest bodies of water, Ohrback Lake. We will be on the lookout for migrating birds, waterfowl, and, if we are lucky, a bald eagle.”
Cost: Free!

“Community Track Night”
Thursday September 8th, 2022
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Icahn Stadium in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan
“Walk, run, or jog in this “icahnic” stadium at our free community track night! Join us the second Thursday of each month starting July 14 on the track at Icahn Stadium—a track that has hosted the Olympic Trials and seen records set by Jesse Owens, Meseret Defar, and Usain Bolt!

Runners of all abilities are welcome but must be 18 or older to participate. Local running groups will provide optional workouts.”
Cost: Free!

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“Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness”
Saturday September 10th, 2022
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
On the Pier in West Harlem Piers, West 125 Street, Manhattan
“Join Shape Up NYC’s fun dance fitness classes! Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit. It is an NYC Parks program in partnership with NYC Service, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.”
Cost: Free!

Play It
“Gaming at the Library: Deal or No Deal
Thursday September 8th, 2022
2 to 3 p.m.
Grand Concourse Library, 155 East 173rd Street, Bronx
“Were you a fan of the popular tv game show, Deal or No Deal? Join us to choose your case and dodge the banker’s offers to see what amount of money your case holds. Think you can choose the million dollar case and make it to the end? Find out!”
Cost: Free!

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
“Cooking Chat – Seasonal Produce”
Wednesday September 7th, 2022
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Online
“Come trade kitchen tips and tricks with fellow foodies and staff from the Hamilton Fish Park Library. Bring along a favorite recipe or two, questions or ideas to share, and come away with new inspiration as well!

This month we’ll start off with a discussion of cooking with the seasons. How do you choose and use your flavors, fruits, and vegetables over the course of the year?”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

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The BROADWAY BITES food pop-up is back @ midtown’s Greeley Square starting Thursday September 8th, 2022 and running until Friday October 14th, 2022.

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*Weekend cheap and free NYC event updates from the Cheap Chick in the City through Sunday September 11th, 2022.*

The Great Outdoors
Mycology 101” (Mushrooms), free class on Saturday September 10th, 2022 in Brooklyn, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Bees, Butterflies & Blooms Weekend” is on Saturday September 10th and Sunday September 11th, 2022 @ Wave Hill in the Bronx from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Bird and Banner Walking Tour” @ the Battery Saturday September 10th, 2022, from 12p.m. to 1 p.m. (Space still open for last-minute plans!) “with with Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon, and Gail Karlsson, author and photographer of A Birds’ Guide to The Battery and New York Harbor!

“Discovery Community Gardens Bees and Honey Event” on Saturday September 10th, 2022, from 3 to 5 p.m. @ Discovery Community Garden, 108-56 Union Hall St., Jamaica, Queens.

Take Part In Art
Free “Closing Reception for Peter Welch: Dimensions in Downtown” @ the Ottendorfer Library (135 Second Avenue, Manhattan), 2 to 4 p.m.

At Jeffrey Deitch gallery in Soho (18 Wooster Street) there is a free opening Saturday September 10th, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. with “amazing art.”

The Sound of Music
The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair” is back in BK, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Play’s The Thing
Watch the Broadway show “The Will Rogers Follies” online for free here. (Courtesy Discovery Walking Tours)

Lights, Camera, Action
CatVideoFest” is happening throughout the City through Wednesday September 14th, 2022.

Book It
The Anarchist Book Fair and Art Festival” is Saturday September 10th and Sunday September 11th, 2022.

“Book Swap” at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue, Manhattan), Sunday, September 11th, 2022,
1 to 4 p.m. “Bring a book, take a book (or more), or just come and browse and take what you’d like.”

Greenlight is hosting a sidewalk sale @ their Fort Greene and Prospect Lefferts Gardens Locations.

Culture Vultures
The “Hello Kitty” Café Truck will be @ The Staten Island Mall on Saturday September 10th, 2022, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Village Trip Cultural Festival” kicks off with “The Eighth Street Experience,” Saturday September 10th, 2022 @ 2 to 7 p.m.

Free “Harvest Moon and Tsukimi Celebration” on Saturday September 10th, 2022, @ the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Manhattan, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Mind Your Manners Secret Speakeasy” Sunday September 11th, 2022, 5 p.m., The Loft at Prince Street 177 Prince Street and online. “$10 to help the Museum :)”

The New York City Poetry Festival” is happening on Governors Island Saturday September 10th, 2022 and Sunday September 11th, 2022.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Cocktails on the Farm,” Urban Farm in Randall’s Island Park

Saturday September 10, 2022

5 to 6:30 p.m.

What Not(?) To Wear?
A Matter of Style Pop-up Fashion Museum,” ONE day left, Saturday September 10th, 2022, 10 a.m to 6 p.m., free.

Always Remember: 9/11
There’s the “Brooklyn 9/11 Wall of Remembrance,” on Saturday September 10th, 2022, with music by the FDNY @ 5:30 p.m. and a candlelight ceremony @ 7 p.m., the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s Remembrance Ceremony starts @ 8:40 a.m. on Sunday September 11th 2022, which will be livestreamed as well, St. Bart’s in Midtown East (325 Park Avenue) is hosting a “Service of Solemn Remembrance,” Sunday September 11th, 2022, at 11 a.m., The Table of Silence Project 9/11 will be held September 11th, 2022; @ Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center 8 a.m., and additional ways to remember here.

Additional Editor’s Note (Friday September 9th, 2022): There are definitely more cheap and free events happening in NYC this weekend, but the Cheap Chick in the City will post more events over the weekend and tweet them via @chapchicknyc. And New Editor’s Note (Saturday September 10th, 2022) The Cheap Chick in the City is still playing catch-up, but will be tweeting A LOT via @cheapchicknyc over the weekend and exclusively on Monday September 12th, 2022, will have new posts on Tuesday September 14th, 2022 and will get back to her regular posting schedule on Saturday September 17th, 2022.

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Cheap and Free NYC Events From The Cheap Chick in the City, Wednesday August 31st through Monday September 5th, 2022, Happy Labor Day NYC!

Editor’s Note: Welcome all, esp to those who found me after my appearance on #TheRehearsal starring Nathan Fielder and to those looking for free and cheap things to do in NYC.

The Cheap Chick in the City is still feeling financial stress (the credit card companies are circling), so can always use some help, especially as a freelancer/independent contractor so if you want to throw some money my way re my appearance on #TheRehearsal, or just buy me a cup of “coffee,” or “orange juice, no pulp,” reference the French Revolution 😉  or just support this website, simply Venmo $ to me @Patricia-Couture-3. Thanks to ALL who have sent $; EVERY little bit helps!

Here’s a link to my most recent entry, which still includes some NYC events happening today, (Wednesday August 31st, 2022 and beyond). Please DO check back for new cheap and free NYC events, the Cheap Chick does not have all of her usual NYC event listservs yet.

The Great Outdoors
“Tour of The Battery Urban Farm”
Thursday September 1st, 2022
1 to 2 p.m.
The Battery Urban Farm, Battery Place, Manhattan
“Take a tour of The Battery Urban Farm to learn about how we grow produce in the heart of downtown New York City.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

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“Project WASTE River Clean Up Event”
Friday September 2nd, 2022
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Muskrat Cove, Bronx, “Nearby transportation includes the 2 train at 233rd Street and the Metro-North at Woodlawn. The event location is accessible by walking down the stairs from the south side of the 233rd Street bridge or from entering the park at the Woodlawn train station and walking south along the jogging path.”
“Join the Bronx River Alliance for our upcoming Project WASTE event! This event is part of our hands-on outreach strategy which includes trash collection and assessment. As a volunteer, you will help our Ecology staff count, assess, and remove trash from the Muskrat Cove trash boom so that we can categorize floatable trash into distinct categories while keeping the river clean. Information on the quantity, toxicity, material, and brands of trash will help to identify sources of pollution and to inform communities, businesses and municipal officials of this Bronx River problem.

The event will take place in-water at the Muskrat Cove trash boom. The activity will start around 2:30 p.m. and last until 4:30 p.m. All materials will be provided.”
Cost: Free!

“Introduction to Birdwatching Walks”
Saturday September 3rd, 2022
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Audubon Center at the Boathouse in Prospect Park, Brooklyn
“Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you! Every Saturday, join a member of the Brooklyn Bird Club and Prospect Park Alliance on an introductory walk to learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit Prospect Park through all seasons.

All levels are welcome and walks will begin at the Prospect Park Audubon Center. No registration necessary. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars if you have them.”
Cost: Free!

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“Monarch Celebration at Concrete Plant Park”
Saturday September 3rd, 2022
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Concrete Plant Park, Bronx River bet. Westchster Av and Bruckner Blvd, Bronx
“Come celebrate Monarch butterflies with the Bronx River Alliance at Concrete Plant Park! Join us for a day all about the monarch butterfly. Enjoy plant giveaways, a butterfly observation station, arts and crafts, butterfly tagging, “nectar” hydration station, cooking demos, a raffle, and more!

Music provided by Uptown Vinyl Supreme. Cooking demo provided by Gustiamo.

Come early from 10:00 a.m. – noon and help us plant pollinator plants in the Bronx River Foodway, an edible food forest for humans and pollinators alike! Stick around for fun in the sun from noon to 4:00 p.m.

No registration required! For questions, email Nathan at Foodway@bronxriver.org or by calling (718) 542-4124.”
Cost: Free!

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“Insect Exploration: Insects of the Night”
Saturday September 3rd, 2022
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Alley Pond Park, Queens
“Meet at Alley Pond Park Adventure Course, Winchester Boulevard, under the Grand Central Parkway. Rangers will show you how to attract and identify the diverse menagerie of friendly nocturnal insects that fill the night skies of your local park.”
Cost: Free!



Take Part In Art
“Friday Crafternoon”
Friday September 2nd, 2022
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), 455 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, Room 304
“This event will take place in person at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for two hours of freeform crafting and conversation. Bring your own project or choose something from our collection to work on. We have materials for sewing, knitting, crochet, coloring, paper crafts, and puzzles, too.”
Cost: Free!

“At Ease: Photographs by Military Veterans in New York”
Friday September 2nd, 2022 (This event repeats every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday between 6/16/2022 and 11/13/2022.)
12 to 4 p.m.
Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace, Manhattan
At Ease: Photographs by Military Veterans in New York presents the work of twenty-three veterans who participated in workshops with the Josephine Herrick Project from 2018 – 2022. For the photographers, the camera became a way of finding new avenues of self-expression and to relate to the world around them. Filtered through their experiences and seen through their lenses, New York—even at its most frenetic—becomes a place of peace. Images of home, of parks, of the streets, of loved ones, mix memory and metaphor. Present and past.”
Cost: “Museum entry is $10 for adults and free for children under 13.” You can make a reservation for a self-guided tour here.

The 13 Moons outdoor ecological art exhibit is on display downtown through Tuesday November 1, 2022.

“Perseverance thru Privilege: Exhibition of Works by Jeffrey Peter Dickash” is on display @ Atlantic Gallery through Saturday September 24th, 2022, @, 6 p.m.

SHOES: ANATOMY, IDENTITY, MAGIC,” a new exhibit @ the Museum @ FIT, opening on Thursday September 1st, 2022 and running through Saturday December 31st, 2022.

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The Sound of Music
“Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis”
Wednesday August 31st, 2022
8 to 10 p.m.
Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, Manhattan
“After opening the SummerStage season in 2021, the renowned jazz ensemble returns with its critically-acclaimed director to conclude this year’s free season. Director Wynton Marsalis’s name looms large in the world of jazz, and for good reason— the Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer, and bandleader has helped shepherd the cultural institution of jazz into a new millennium. Under his direction, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs a vast repertoire: from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others. Since the orchestra’s founding in 1988, the group’s performances have been leaving its global audiences inspired and uplifted with the full vigor, vision, and depth of America’s music. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’s vast, innovative body of original work over the past decade demonstrates the orchestra composers’ and arrangers’ thematic ambitions, distinctive musical personalities, and unprecedented range.”
Cost: Free!

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“Music & Mend at Newkirk Community Garden”
Friday September 2nd, 2022
4 to 6 p.m.
Newkirk Community Garden, 736 E. 8th Street, Brooklyn
“Join the garden group at Newkirk Community Garden for some mending and music on the first Friday of the month, all summer long! Neighbors, menders, and the musically inclined, come enjoy the beauty of Newkirk Community Garden. Bring a loved garment or textile, give them a second life and keep them out of the landfill! Don’t know how to mend? We can help you patch, darn, repair hems, and more. Bring something you want to mend, supplies you might have (needle, thread, scissors, etc.) and/or an instrument if you’d like to play some music with us or just come to listen and hang out. We will also have some mending supplies generously donated by FABSCRAP.”
Cost: Free!

“Reggae on The Boardwalk”
Sunday September 4th, 2022
3 to 7 p.m.
Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, Queens
“Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Presents Queens Live Reggae on the Boardwalk Rockaways Edition featuring JAH WISE TIPPERTONE and FRIENDS!”
Cost: Free!

Lights, Camera, Action
American Masters: Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road
Wednesday August 31st, 2022
8 to 10:00 p.m.
Midland Beach Splash Plaza in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach, Staten Island
“Explore the life and career of Brian Wilson, singer, songwriter and co-founder of The Beach Boys, as he and Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine drive around Los Angeles. American Masters – Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road features Wilson’s candid reflections on his life and legendary career. It includes interviews with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas, Linda Perry, Jim James, Gustavo Dudamel and Al Jardine and introduces “Right Where I Belong,” an original song written and performed by Brian Wilson and Jim James for this film.”
Cost: Free!

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“Movies at 53rd: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)”
Friday September 2nd, 2022
2 to 3:45 p.m.
53rd Street Library, 18 West 53rd Street, Manhattan, Community Room
“Runtime: 1 hours, 34 minutes.

Director: Wes Anderson

Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis.

In this comedy set in 1965, two 12-year-olds fall in love at a summer camp and run off together into the wilderness, leaving various adults and friends to search for them as a violent storm approaches. From the director of Bottle Rocket and The French Dispatch.”
Cost: Free!

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History’s Mysteries
“SURVIVING RACIAL TERROR: LESSONS FROM BLACK WOMEN’S LIVES (CBFS)”
Thursday September 1st, 2022
6:30 p.m.
Online
“Historians discuss recent scholarship on Black women’s experiences with racial violence.”
Cost: Free! For more info and tkts, go here.

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“Historic New York: The Highbridge Water Tower”
Sunday September 4th, 2022
1 to 3 p.m.
West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Highbridge Park, Manhattan
“Join the Urban Park Rangers on a tour inside the iconic Highbridge Water Tower to learn about the history of New York City’s water supply and enjoy the panoramic views from the top of the 200 foot tower. Arrive between 1:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. to gain admittance. Registration is not required.”
Cost: Free!

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Culture Vultures
“Let’s Talk About Superman! – A Virtual Graphic Novel Book Talk”
Wednesday August 31st, 2022
3 to 4 p.m.
Online
“Let’s talk about the Man of Steel – Superman! What do you love about the character? Which movie is your favorite? What are your favorite graphic novels? Is he a hero or anti-hero? Join us for a virtual graphic novel talk about the Big Blue Boy Scout!

You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link for Google Meet will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the discussion. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

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“Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair”
Sunday September 4th, 2022
1 to 6 p.m.
Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street, Manhattan
“Enjoy a full day of county fair magic in Manhattan with live bands, sideshow performers, carnival rides and games, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, a play:groundNYC pop-up, and more!”
Cost: Free! (to attend, pay for rides/food etc.)

The Richmond County Fair @ Historic Richmond Town is on Saturday, September 3, 2022, 12 p.m. through Monday September 5th, 2022 @ 6 p.m.



What (Not) to Wear?
*Cheap Chick Recommends*
Labor Day Weekend Clothing Swap
Sunday September 4th, 2022
3 to 6 p.m.
La Linea Lounge, 15 1st Avenue, Manhattan
Bring your gently used clothes (please no tears, stains etc.) that are no longer “you” for whatever reason to swap for “new to you clothes.” Also please note that you MUST bring clothing in order to participate.
Cost: Drink purchase @ the bar is your tkt to enter.

No Pain, No Gain
“Total Body Bootcamp”
Wednesday August 31st, 2022
12 to 1 p.m.
Soccer Field in St. James Park, Bronx
“Total Body Bootcamp is a cardio workout that will engage your entire body to elevate your heart rate, strengthen muscles, improve coordination and balance. Please wear a mask and stay home if you are sick.

Meet at the soccer field on E193rd St and Creston Ave. If it is raining, meet in front of St. James Recreation Center on E191st St and Morris Ave.”
Cost: Free!

Games People Play
“Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!”
Friday September 2nd, 2022
5:30 to 7 p.m.
125th Street and Marginal Street in West Harlem Piers, Manhattan
“BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.”
Cost: Free!

Be a Good Sport
Watch the US Open on the “big screen,” @ Hudson Yards.

The 13th Annual NYC Unicycle Festival, “4 Days of One-Wheel Madness,” is happening Thursday September 1 thru Sunday September 4, 2022.

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Strain The Brain
“Summer on the Hudson: Trivia Night!”
Friday September 2nd, 2022
7 to 9:00 p.m.
Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street, Manhattan
“Test your knowledge at this general knowledge pop culture trivia night, hosted by the NYC Trivia League.”
Cost: Free!

Free University Open Air classes are now open for registration.

Labor Day NYC
16 things to do in NYC this Labor Day Weekend.

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Cheap and Free NYC events added on Friday September 2nd, 2022:

Take Part In Art
The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit is being held Saturday September 3rd through Monday September 5th and Saturday September 10th through Monday September 13th, 2022, from 12 to 6 p.m.

The Blonde Bombshell exhibition, featuring Marilyn Monroe, is on @ Carlton Fine Arts Ltd.’s Madison Avenue location, through Friday September 30th, 2022.

The Sound of Music
Jam out to a free jazz concert @ Gantry Plaza State Park on Monday September 5th, 2022 from 5-7 p.m.

The Play’s The Thing
Watch the Broadway show “Chess” for free online here. (Courtesy Discovery Walking Tours)

Lights, Camera, Action
The “LAIKA: Life in Stop Motion” exhibit opened @ The Museum of the Moving Image on Thursday September 1st, 2022, and is running through Sunday August 23rd, 2023. Includes opportunity to make own stop motion animation using LAIKA (“the animation studio that created Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), and Missing Link (2019″) characters.

Many movie theaters are offering $3 movie tkts in honor of National Cinema Day, on Saturday September 3rd, 2022.

The Ninth Annual Women’s Surf Film Festival is running from Monday September 5th, 2022, through Saturday September 10th, 2022.

Culture Vultures
NYC’s Caribbean Carnival is running from Friday September 2nd, 2022 through Monday September 5th, 2022.

The Schoolhouse Rock Secret Speakeasy is on Sunday September 4th 2022, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. “See 16mm Films – Schoolhouse Rock & 1950’s School Etiquette films too! See cool antiques.”

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Oktoberfest started early @ the Seaport this year, running from Thursday September 1st through Monday October 31st, 2022 @ Pier 15.

Hop along on the EAST VILLAGE PUB CRAWL on Friday September 2nd, 2022.

Lunar Bazaar Market is a night market in Greenpoint, BK on Friday September 2nd, 2022.

Celebrate Tomatina Fest with Mercado Little Spain @ Hudson Yards through Sunday September 4th, 2022.

Strain The Brain
Nerd Nite NYC is back on Saturday September 3rd, 2022.


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Cheap and Free NYC Events From The Cheap Chick in the City, Week of Saturday August 27th, 2022

Editor’s Note: Welcome all, esp to those who found me after my appearance on #TheRehearsal starring Nathan Fielder! 

The Cheap Chick in the City is still feeling financial stress, so can always use some help, especially as a freelancer/independent contractor so if you want to throw some money my way re my appearance on #TheRehearsal, or just buy me a cup of “coffee,” or “orange juice, no pulp,” reference the French Revolution 😉  or just support this website, simply Venmo $ to me @Patricia-Couture-3. Thanks to ALL who have sent $; EVERY little bit helps!

Here’s a link to last week’s post, which still includes some things to do in NYC. My usual Wednesday NYC event update will very likely encompass the upcoming Labor Day holiday, tho there are still lots of things to do in NYC in this and other recent posts that go beyond the holiday.

And now, on to this week’s cheap and free NYC events:

The Great Outdoors
Medicinal Plant ID Walk
Sunday August 28th, 2022
9 to 10 a.m.
Vermont Place Parking Lot in Highland Park, Vermont Place and Highland Boulevard, Queens
“Join the Urban Park Rangers for a nature walk in scenic Highland Park in search of edible and medicinal plants you can find in your local parks.”
Cost: Free!

“Plants and Pollinators Walk”
Sunday August 28th, 2022
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park, Avenue U and East 33rd Street, Brooklyn
“Pollinators such as insects, birds and bats play a very important role in creating a balanced ecosystem. Learn more about the ways these species help plants flourish in our parks.”
Cost: Free!

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Summer on the Hudson: Billion Oyster Project Presentation” (This event repeats on the 4th Saturday of every month between 5/28/2022 and 9/24/2022.)
Saturday August 27th, 2022
12 to 2 p.m.
On the Pier in West Harlem Piers, West 125 Street, Manhattan
“Come see and learn about the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. It’s the latest effort to restore our harbor!”
Cost: Free!

Outdoor Skills: Maps and Compasses
Sunday August 28th, 2022
1 to 2 p.m.
Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
“Learn basic map reading skills, how to use a compass and the sport of orienteering.”
Cost: Free!

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Owl Pellet Discovery
Sunday August 28th, 2022
1 to 2 p.m.
Canarsie Park, Brooklyn
“Learn about all about owls and dissect their pellets to see what they eat. You will be surprised by your discovery. Program meets at Playground, Seaview Ave. and E 80th Street.”
Cost: Free!

“Nature Exploration: The North Woods”
Sunday August 28th, 2022
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Entrance – West 100 Street and Central Park West in Central Park, Manhattan
“On Nature Exploration hikes, we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. To enhance your experience, please bring your own binoculars and field guides. Join the Rangers on a nature walk into the North Woods of Central Park to learn about the ecology and wildlife that inhabits this magical woodlands habitat.”
Cost: Free!

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Brooklyn Horticulture hosts FREE Plant Swap
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022
4 to 6 p.m.
Brooklyn Horticulture Studio, 541A 3rd Ave., Brooklyn
“Come meet other local plant enthusiasts during our first Plant Swap! Bring pest-free potted plants and/or rooted cuttings to trade and swap with others : D RSVP to lock in your spot & receive 10% off any store purchases!”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

Take Part In Art
Introduction to Calligraphy Art”
Tuesday August 30th, 2022
1 to 2 p.m.
Online
“Join us for a beginner friendly workshop introducing the art of calligraphy!

Learn how to create fancy, flowing calligraphy and hand lettering with simple designs that will wow your friends and family.  

*Optional materials: paper, pencils, markers, ruler.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

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The Queens Craft Brigade returns on Saturday August 27th, 2022, and “brings together the best makers from the borough to create highly curated events featuring artwork, food, jewelry, fashion, crafts, and more.”

MoMA FREE UNIQLO NYC FRIDAY NIGHTS ARE BACK ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2022.

The exhibit “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” @ the Met Fifth Avenue closes on September 5th, 2022. Also “In conjunction with The Costume Institute’s ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion‘ exhibition at The Met, Metrograph has invited filmmakers who created fictional tableaux for the show to screen films that inspired their contributions—a line-up that includes selections from Radha Blank, Janicza Bravo, Sofia Coppola, Julie Dash, Martin Scorsese, and Chloé Zhao, alongside picks from Met curators Andrew Bolton and Sylvia Yount, which opens Friday September 2nd, 2022.

Visit “Hymn to the Big Wheel: Art Installation by Liz West,” a colorful kaleidoscope-esque artwork in Manhattan (@ two different locations), through Sunday September 25th, 2022.

The “New York: 1962-1964” exhibit is on @ The Jewish Museum until Sunday January 8th, 2023.

The Sound of Music
“Rockaway Beach Surf Music Festival 2022”
Friday Aug 26th, 2022, 5 p.m. to Sunday Aug 28th, 2022,10 p.m.
Rockaway, Beach 97th Street, Queens
“Instrumental twang & reverb on the beach!”
Cost: Free! For more info (tkts don’t seem necessary), go here.

“Rhymes With Opera 15 Years of New Opera: A Celebration”
Saturday August 27th, 2022
7 p.m.
“The centerpiece of RWO’s farewell season will be a special live performance that features greatest hits from across the company’s 15-year history of commissioning, producing, and performing new chamber opera. The performance features the three RWO ensemble singers (Elisabeth Hallday-Quan, Bonnie Lander, and Robert Maril) and includes music by RWO’s resident composers Ruby Fulton and George Tsz-Kwan Lam. In addition to works by ensemble members, the evening will present works by ten different composers, all of whom were commissioned by RWO since its founding in 2007. The retrospective will be directed by Ashley Tata and the singers will be accompanied by the Rhymes With Opera Orchestra, conducted by Alex Wen.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

Washington Square Folk Festival
Sunday August 28th, 2022
1 to 5:00 p.m.
Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Manhattan
“This is a small folk music festival, now going into its 10th year in the park. It features bands performing on the stage by the Garibaldi statue. In the past we have featured blues, jug band music, klezmer, Mexican, Balkan, Jazz music, and more.”
Cost: Free!

The Town Hall: Eighth Blackbird Celebrates John Cage”
Monday August 29th, 2022
7 p.m.
Bryant Park, Manhattan
“Grammy Award-winning sextet Eighth Blackbird will perform a tribute to The Town Hall’s 1958 John Cage Retrospective. Founding member Matthew Duvall said: ‘Reinterpreting the iconic 1958 Town Hall John Cage performance is going to be an extraordinarily fun show. I’m excited to revisit works from the 1958 program with new perspectives, as well as curate new connections. One aspect of Cage’s genius was meticulously constructing composition to fervently guarantee unexpected outcomes. Eighth Blackbird is just as curious as the audience will be to see what happens.'”
Cost: Free!

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THE WIZARD OF OZ FANTASY CONCERT”
Sunday August 28th, 2022
3 p.m.
St. John’s in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, Manhattan
“Renowned concert pianists Donna Weng Friedman and David Oei are celebrating the 83rd anniversary of The Wizard of Oz world premiere and official release by performing a toe-tapping, hum-inducing virtuoso piano duet called The Wizard of Oz Fantasy, written by William Hirtz. If you loved the movie (and who doesn’t?) you won’t want to miss this musical trip down nostalgia lane!
Cost: $30 suggested donation. “Any amount welcome and appreciated.”

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New York City Opera Presents Lucia di Lammermoor – NYCO’s Final Summer 2022 Show at Bryant Park Picnic Performances
Friday Sep 2nd, 2022
7 p.m.
Bryant Park, 42nd Street and 6th Ave., Manhattan
“Think Romeo and Juliet, but set in Scotland. Donizetti’s brilliant score is the height of drama and the pinnacle of the Bel Canto style in this abridged version starring world-renowned soprano Sarah Coburn and conducted by Constantine Orbelian.

All performances are free to the public and designed to be enjoyed casually – no tickets required—with ample seating available and free picnic blankets to borrow. Attendees may bring their own food or purchase from on-site food and beverage vendors near the lawn. COVID-19 vaccinations and masks are not currently required but Bryant Park will continue to monitor and follow updated New York City and New York State COVID-19 guidelines throughout the summer as necessary.”
Cost: Free!

“The 30th Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 2022 is at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem and Tompkins Square Park in the East Village, Friday to Sunday, August 26-28, 2022.”

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DA’ BLOCK: A BX Music Fest, is happening on Saturday August 27, 2022, from 1 to 10 p.m.

“Enjoy live music on the cobblestones [in the] Meatpacking [district] every Wednesday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and every Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. now through the end of September.”

Lights. Camera, Action
“Kips Bay Library Presents New Releases Movie Night: Black Widow
Tuesday August 30th, 2022
3 to 5 p.m.
Kips Bay Library, 446 Third Avenue, Manhattan
“In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Directors: Cate Shortland, Diederik Van Rooijen, Production Year: 2021, Rating: PG-13, Studio: Marvel, Runtime: 135 minutes

Cast

 Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O.T. Fagbenle, Rachel Weisz.”
Cost: Free!

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Book It
“Why and how should I read Dostoevsky (Brothers Karamazov)?”
Monday August 29th, 2022
10:30 to 11 a.m.
Online
“This Fall season we will read another one of the great novels, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. 

“The Brothers Karamazov is a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and an exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving the “wicked and sentimental” Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov and his three sons–the impulsive and sensual Dmitri; the coldly rational Ivan; and the healthy, red-cheeked young novice Alyosha. Through the gripping events of their story, Dostoevsky portrays the whole of Russian life, its social and spiritual striving, in what was both the golden age and a tragic turning point in Russian culture.”

You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email before our event. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

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Nineteen Reservoirs: On Their Creation and the Promise of Water for New York City
Wednesday August 31, 2022
7 to 8:30 p.m.
“This program will be held at the outdoor Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the yellow and white umbrellas.”
“The City as we know it would not exist today if it weren’t for the upstate reservoirs that supply its water. However, west of the Hudson, its creation brought about destruction and displacement for numerous communities and villages. Lucy Sante’s new book, Nineteen Reservoirs, honors both perspectives on the City’s reservoir system and helps us understand the full import of its creation, as well as its unintended consequences. She speaks about it with music and culture writer Sasha Frere-Jones.”
Cost: Free!

Have you thought about joining the Seaport’s free new book club (In partnership with McNally Jackson?) It meets the last Monday of the month.

History’s Mysteries
“All The Queens Houses”
Saturday August 27th, 2022
2:30 p.m.
Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Avenue, Flushing, Queens
“This book talk program will have a slideshow/lecture and book signing with author Rafael Herrin-Ferri!!”
Cost: $3-5, for more info and to get tkts, go here.

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Speakeasy Virtual Tour
Tuesday August 30th, 2022
6 to 7:15 p.m.
Online
“A century ago, in 1919, the 18th Amendment was passed which prohibited the ‘manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes’ – for 13 years! During this zoom tour we will explore the dynamics that led to this most unusual law and the most interesting ways in which people dealt with it or worked round it. Since this time also overlapped with the Great Depression, people had to get quite creative to have a grand time, which many of them definitely did – it was also the Roaring 20s and the Jazz age! How did people get their drinks? How did breweries survive? Where were all these speakeasies in NYC and which ones survive? While Harlem had many of the large famous establishments like the Cotton Club, the Greenwich Village and the East Village could hold their own with a large number of more intimate places of character: The Golden Swan was infamous and the favorite hang out for Eugene O’Neill, Chumley’s survived as a center for Greenwich Village literati; the East Village had a good number of speakeasies, old and new, like Scheib’s Place/ Barnacle Tavern and Please Don’t Tell…
Which are the coolest new bars inspired by that time? How are the Mafia, Nascar and #86 connected? AND how did it finally end?! It is and intriguing story for sure, so pour yourself a drink and join us!”
Cost: Free! Get tkts here.

Never Forget
Wartime North Africa Book Talk”
Thursday September 1st, 2022
6 to 7 p.m.
Online
“Professor Sarah Stein has spent a decade seeking out people who experienced fascist rule in Vichy-controlled Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia, Nazi-controlled Tunisia, and Italian-fascist Libya. The diversity and eloquence of their accounts is staggering: theirs are the voices of oracles, critics, resistance fighters, soldiers, narrators, translators, philanthropists, and religious leaders of all genders, races, classes, countries of origin, and religious backgrounds. Join the Museum for a talk in which Professor Stein will survey the historical landscape of World War Two era North Africa. Explore histories of race laws, internment forced labor, deportation, and the everyday experiences of the region’s Jewish people.”
Cost: A suggested $10 donation enables the Museum to present programs like this one.” Get tkts here.

Culture Vultures
“Japan Village Summer Festival”
Saturday August 27th, 2022
2 to 6 p.m.
Courtyard 3/4 at Industry City, Japan Village Brooklyn, 934 3rd Avenue
“Enjoy a wide variety of Japanese performances, snacks, and fun activities with your families and kids!”
Cost: Free! More info here.

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“THEATERLAB PRESENTS ROUND THE BLOCK! Celebrating Arts and Community in the Garment District”
Saturday, August 27th, 2022
“TOURS depart from ART NY at 520 8th Ave at 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.”
“Now in its fourth season, Round The Block! Celebrating Arts and Community in the Garment District is a promenade-style performance connecting all the creative people in the neighborhood – businesses, community organizations, garment workers, visual artists, and theatermakers. This season, we are focusing on enlivening the five senses through highlighting different artistries that awaken our ears, taste, smell, and more. The tours, led by our artistic guides – some returning, some new  – will depart every 30 minutes and last about 45 minute each, and will conclude at our West 36th Street home with a mini-performance, art installation, and a snack. Please Note: CV19 boosters and KN95 masks are required for the tour.”
Cost: $15, get tkts here.

“Learn to Love Yourself: Silent Disco & Portrait Series”
Saturday, August 27th, 2022 and Saturday September 3rd, 2022
3 to 6 p.m.
125th Street & Park Avenue underpass
“Drop in…for a “silent,” sonic experience. To learn more, visit the link in our profile.

The summer series will feature commissioned original soundscapes from acclaimed artists and sound designers JOJO ABOT, Holland Andrews @holland.andrews, Justin Hicks @justinhicksmusic, Aaron Marcellus @theaaronmarcellus and Mikaal Sulaiman @mikaal — mixed live by D.J. Stormin’ Norman @djstorminnorman!

Headphones will be provided for the outdoor dance party, in tandem with a portrait photography series that invites the community to have their portraits taken by notable photographers Braylen Dion @braylendion, Lelund Durond Thompson @lelunddurond, Eric Hart Jr. @erichartjr and Gioncarlo Valentine. All portrait photographers will use the set designed by acclaimed visual artist Alixa Garcia @alixagarcia.”
Cost: Free!

“NOoSPHERE Arts WE ARE NATURE 2022: Breakdown, Breakthrough”
Saturday Aug 27th, 2022
7 p.m.
NOoSPHERE Arts, 520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn
“An immersive experience of Performance, Film, Photos, and Installation.”
Cost: Free! For more info and to get tkts, go here.

Back to the Futurist Secret Speakeasy”
Sunday August 28th, 2022
7 p.m.
Online or in-person @ The Loft at Prince Street, 177 Prince Street, Manhattan
“The Museum of Interesting Things will teach you how you can actually go Back To The Future!

We bring items that you may think are today or tomorrow but actually are yesterday!

Those “futurist” items made us go back and then back further and through our extensive research and collection we found the future right there in the past!

We will also bring items from our Missing Link Factor exhibit, the link between disparate and not so disparate items through history

16mm short movie & music fest & party!
Cost: “$10 to help the Museum :)” Get tkts here.

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The 45th Annual Brighton Jubilee will take place Sunday August 28th, 2022, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The 38th Annual Pakistan Day Parade is on Sunday August 28th, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mind Body Spirit
“Sunset Meditation”
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 (This event repeats every week on Tuesday between 6/14/2022 and 8/30/2022.)
7 to 8 p.m.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
“Mindful Astoria brings the art of mindfulness meditation to Socrates. Sessions are designed for all experience levels and practices include mindful breathing and walking, gentle optional stretching, and loving-kindness meditation.

Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or cushion. A limited number of chairs are available to participants on a first come, first served basis. No RSVP or pre-registration required.

All Mindful Astoria teachers have completed 200 hours of Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training and you can read more about them here.”

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Have you hit Catch’n Ice Cream in Soho to see the frozen treat flying through the air? Better get there before the summer ends!

Visit the Jameson Distillery on Tour Friday August 26th through Wednesday September 7th, 2022, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (and until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) @ Hudson Yards.

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Have you “previewed” the Tin Building (96 South Street, Manhattan) by Jean-Georges yet? Open “for coffee, sandwiches, pizza, tacos, dim sum, and more. Thursday–Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.”

Shop ‘Til You Drop
The Bronx Night Market is back on Saturday August 27th, 2022. You may want to

“Shop Around the World” @ the Upper West Side’s Grand Bazaar on Sunday August 28th, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Play It
“Rockefeller Center is excited to celebrate the US Open Tennis Championships with Racquet House, a pop-up by Racquet magazine, courtesy of Rothy’s & Evian®. From August 26 to 28, come view matches featuring tennis pros Emma Raducanu and Stan Wawrinka.”(*Signups for open play now closed-CCITC*)

Ping Pong Happy Hours are back in downtown BK on Tuesday nights.

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Please be sure to follow The Cheap Chick in the City via Twitter @cheapchicknyc for everything free and cheap NYC.

If you want me to post an event on the website, please contact me. We can also talk about featuring your event in a standalone entry.

Remember all info and available events were true @ publication time.

Apologies for the wonky formatting; sometimes WordPress has a mind of its own.

Please be sure to check back on Wednesday August 31st, 2022,, for new free and cheap things to do in New York City from The Cheap Chick in the City
, ideally through the Labor Day weekend.

And again HUGE apologies to those I still have not replied to via my website. I promise I WILL get to you!