Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free – 9/26/2009


Leaf peeper map of New York State


Smithsonian Museum Day  Free admissions at 40 local museums. Download admissions pass here.

Day for your Health at Integral Yoga, featuring health classes and free palm reading, chiropractic, and facials 

FAB Arts Festival Food, art and theater on the Lower East Side

Housing Works Open Air Street Fair Cheap books, music, thrift shop buys, barbecue and beer. Benefits services for homeless and low income new yorkers with HIV and AIDS

Pagan Pride Harvest Festival Bring a food or pet food donation. Benefits City Harvest and Eve’s Sanctuary

Our Lady of Detrius art exhibition and anti-littering event, Sachkerah Woods Playground, the Bronx

Birth and Rebirth of a Nation Screening of evil racist silent film artifact Birth of a Nation, with colloqium and evening screening of DJ Spooky’s 2002 mashup Rebirth of a Nation

Museum of Chinese in America opening week celebration, with tours and crafts for the kids

Chess Lessons, Bryant Park

Urban stargazing, Central Park

Brooklyn Bridge moonlight “Pup Crawl” to benefit pets in need


Jazz Age Lawn Party A full day of 1920s retro, with free Charleston lessons and cocktails in flapper drag. $5 admissions, Governor’s Island

Turkish Days in New York Theater, music, art, food, a children’s playground and a parade spotlighting turkish culture

Free Sundays at the Studio Museum in Harlem. This week, poetry.

LEGO Master of the Universe Certified LEGO Professional gives master class to kids at Books of Wonder. LEGOs provided.

Autumn Moon Cultural Festival and Children’s Lantern Parade Traditional mid-autumn harvest festival with music, dancing and food

Harmony Day Street Fair All day multicultural fair at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center

Toadstool hunting, Central Park

Fort Totten Trolley Tour

All Weekend

Art Under the Bridge Local artists, outdoors, in Dumbo (pdf)

Free Yoga in Central Park

Maker’s Market Artists and craftsmen present and sell their work at the Old American Can Factory, with live music

Curated Maker’s Market, Socrates Sculpture Park. Sponsored by the American Craft Museum and the Noguchi Museum 

Walkup Nature Crafts at Prospect Park


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