Things to do in New York this weekend for (mostly) free


No Pants Subway Ride. Pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Meet up in six locations on Sunday at 3, get on the subway, and, when your team leader tells you to, take your pants off. Organizers are requesting underwear.


Winter Jazz Fest at five venues in the Village (Showcase Pass $25)

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Road Show A panel talk from festival staff and organizers on appearing at the festival, followed by networking (RSVP to guarantee a spot)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, free, at the Sony Wonder Theater (reservations suggested)

Artic Blast at the National Museum of the American Indian

Family scavenger hunt, Van Cortlandt Park

50 Years of Lincoln Center – Costumes, sets, photos and videos at the Library for Performing Arts

Stargazing, Inwood Park


Seal watching from a beach in the Bronx

Alexander Hamilton’s 245th birthday party, with free admission to Morris Jumel Mansion, re-enactors and cake

Two documentaries on slavery in New York at the Queens Historical Society ($3, $2 Seniors and Students)

Stargazing on Staten Island

All Weekend

Mulchfest You can pretty much drop your tree at the curb right now, but if you want it to be used as groundcover in city parks, bring it this weekend to any of 81 Parks sites throughout the city

Winterfest at the Columbus Circle Mall Free stuff, activities for kids and discount shopping

New York Times Arts and Leisure Weekend ($30/event)

A Gutenberg Bible at the Main Branch of the Library


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