Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free


Free screening of Spellbound at the Mid-Manhattan library Sunday.

Ingrid Bergman is (say it with me) an icy, unapproachable blonde (what are the odds) Freudian psychiatrist who falls for amnesiac patient Gregory Peck and runs off with him to analyze his nightmares and prove he didn’t kill anybody. His nightmares were designed by Salvador Dali, and they’re full of eyeballs and scissors and ominous melting round things.


Tour Alice, the ducklings, and the rest of the odd statues in Central Park.

Free guided tours of the Chelsea Art Museum.

Paint mud cloth for kwanzaa at the Staten Island Children’s Museum.

Stargazing in Inwood Park.


Ice Carving Competition at the Bronx Zoo, sponsored by the Food Network, who will be giving out signed demos of their Wii game (w/admission).

Kwanzaa Spirit day at the Museum of Natural History (w/admissions). While you’re there, check out the Silk Road exhibit and the Origami tree.

A documentary on the (mostly) men who dig New York’s underground tunnels, free at the Sony Wonder theater.

Free admission in the morning to the New York Hall of Science.

Fix your bike workshop on Sunday in Brooklyn — they supply the tools and the space and the advice and you do the work.

It’s the last weekend to catch the Nostalgia Train between Queens and the LES.

Owl watching in Pelham Bay Park.

All Weekend:

Free weekend at the Queens County Farm Museum, with hot cider and a farmhouse tour and crafts for the kids.

Vote for your favorite gingerbread house in Midtown ($1/vote benefits City Harvest).

Skating in Bryant Park.

Try needlepoint, quilting, and writing with a quill pen at Lefferts House in Prospect Park.

Korean contemporary art at the Queens Museum.

Free tours of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, which has epic greenhouses.


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