Cheap and Free NYC Events, Monday February 18, 2019, Happy Presidents Day!

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park
110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue
Cost: $15 per person. Central Park Conservancy members: $10 per person. Buy tkts here.

“Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the “Fort Landscape” was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan’s Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter’s Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour ends near the Park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of the start location
Terrain: Uneven, with many hills and stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy’s policies carefully.”

Presidents Day Free Yoga Class
2 to 3:15 p.m.
Dharma Yoga Center
61 West 23rd Street, 6th floor
Cost: Free! Register here.

“Please join us for a FREE open Dharma Yoga Class!”

Game of Thrones Trivia
8 to 9:30 p.m.
225 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
Cost: Free! But you’ll be expected to buy some food + drinks. Register here.

“‘What is dead may never die!’

Raise your poisoned glasses as we celebrate SEVEN seasons of wedding mishaps, family squabbles, and good guys always winning at Game of Thrones Trivia.

We’ll be hosting FIVE challenging and unique rounds on all SEVEN seasons. Information is the key. You need to learn your enemies’ strengths and strategies. You need to learn which of your friends are not your friends.”

Remember that all of the city’s libraries and post offices are closed today in honor of Presidents Day, but The Strand and The Met are both open today, as are the city’s parks, and you can also catch some flicks @ MOMA.

Also a couple of events that are running today and later: A Taste of Africa events continue until Feb 23rd, $1 Food Festival – Flatiron, New York begins today and runs through March 1st, and Grand Street Restaurant Week starts today and runs through March 3rd.