Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free


This weekend is packed with parades. Sunday, it’s the Phagwah (the indo-caribbean celebration of Holi, the Hindu new year) parade in Queens. Wear old clothes – throwing dye and colored powder is part of the party.

There are also St. Patrick’s Day parades in Hoboken and Rockaway Beach Saturday, and in Woodside (the St Pat’s for All parade) and on Staten Island Sunday.


Viva Woman Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum — movies, gallery tours and a dance party

Norouz (Persian New Year) celebration at the Asia Society ($10, $7 seniors, $5 students)

Woman’s History Month tea party in Fort Greene Park

13th USA Memory Championship at Con Ed headquarters in Union Square — think of it as the US finals for the memorizing Olympics. Winner goes to China for the global title.

Family Day and seed planting for kids at the Queens Botanical Garden

“Earth” — an environmentally themed group exhibition at Gallery House in Brooklyn

2012 at the Sony Wonder Lab’s high definition theater

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss at McNally-Jackson in Soho

Stargazing in Inwood Park


Riverside birding walk in the Bronx

Flatiron District walking tour

Organ recital at Rutgers Presbyterian Church

Broadway Playhouse: Leonard Bernstein at the Kaufman Center ($20)

Jazz at the Brooklyn Lyceum ($10)

All Weekend

Decodence at the South Street Seaport Museum — art deco artifacts from the doomed SS Normandie ($12, $10 students/seniors, $8 kids)


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