Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free


Award-winning author Neil Gaiman narrating Peter and the Wolf for The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, in his first appearance as an engaged person. Saturday at 7, at the World Financial Center, for free.


Parks Recreation Center Open House Road test the aerobic classes, yoga, weight-training and cardio equipment in the Parks Department’s low-priced rec centers for free. Locations in all five boroughs.

Spin, dye and knit wool at Wave Hill (w/admission)

Carnegie Hall Community Concert: Chris Washburne and the SYOTOS Band at the Flushing Library

Super Sabado! Voces y visiones at El Museo del Barrio

Short films at MoMA free with kids

Sankrant Indian kite festival – make kites and candy garlands at the Rubin (w/admission)

Stargazing in Inwood Hill Park


Carnegie Hall Community Concert: Slavic Soul at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center

A Closer Look for Kids, free for 5-10 YO and accompanying adults at MoMA

Winter outdoor survival training, Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island

African Americans and the American Revolution, Fort Greene Park

All Weekend

Find local Martin Luther King weekend volunteer opportunities here

Voices of the Silk Road at the Museum of Natural History – singers, musicians, dancers and artists from countries along the Silk Road

Build a giant Lego mural with a Lego Master Builder


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