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.

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.

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.