Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free


Idiotarod 2010 takes place today, or it doesn’t, according to organizers, whoever they are, someplace. Informed speculation here, here and here, maybe.


5th international Sshh! (Same-sex hand holding) Saturday

Register for free afternoon and weekend swimming lessons from age 3 to adult at NYC Parks swimming pools

Coney Island marine mammal watch

Charlotte’s Web free at Inwood Park (register here)

Wheelchair basketball regionals, Flushing Meadow Park. Also, wheelchair tennis and sit volleyball clinic, Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

Really, really cold stargazing in Inwood Park


Peter Yarrow benefit at the Housing Works bookstore ($15)

Tu B’Shvat celebration at the Museum at Eldridge Street

Michael Jackson skating in Prospect Park ($5, $3 kids and seniors)

Jack Kerouac in Queens. Who knew.

Sesame Street Family Day at the King’s Highway Public Library

Winter Survival tips, Crotona Park

Winter hike, Staten Island

All Weekend

NYC Restaurant week starts today (list of participating restaurants here)

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual Dance Concert & Pow-wow benefits native american students (adults $10, children under 12 $1)


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