Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free


The National Weather Service says it’s pretty much definitely going to rain all weekend, so indoors is good. Go see the Wizard of Oz today and tomorrow at the Film Forum (double feature, with Captains Courageous)


A Song for the Horse Nation at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Free family folk concert in Jackson Heights. Part of the Folk Music Society’s Festival of Traditional Music, this year honoring Oscar Brand and his 65 years on WNYC ($15)

2nd Annual Artopia: A Family Arts Festival (voluntary donation benefits Wingspan Arts free summer theater program)

Sid the Science Kid from PBS is at the Hall of Science ($11 adults, $8 children, students and seniors)

Early american crafts for the kids at Lefferts House in Prospect Park

Stargazing in Inwood Park if the rain lets up, which it probably won’t.

Sunday (remember you’re going to lose an hour)

Cupcake Crawl ($5 benefits Food Bank NYC)

Muppets Movie Singalong at the Knitting Factory

Irish Arts Center St. Patrick’s Day open house

Native american storytelling and puppet show in Inwood Park

Atom Egoyan will be talking about his new movie at the Apple Store in Soho

Free sewing class at Manhattan Sewing (must preregister)

Women’s History Month events in Central Park and on Staten Island

The Hobbit with puppets at Staten Island University ($20)

Stargazing on Staten Island if the rain lets up, which it probably won’t.

All Weekend

New York City First Competition in robotics, tech and lego for teens and a science and technology career expo at the Javitz Center

The Brooklyn Mutt Show at the Brooklyn Lyceum ($5 day/$8 both day adults, $3 day/$5 both days kids benefits the BARC Shelter)

Nature crafts for the kids at the Prospect Park Audobon Center

The Grateful Dead at the New York Historical Society. No, seriously. ($12 adults, $9 seniors, teachers and members of the military, $7 students, under 12 free)

It’s the last weekend of the Jane Austen exhibit at the Morgan ($12 adults, $8 children (under 16), seniors and students, under 12 free)

Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party is visiting the Brooklyn Museum (suggested admission $10 adults, $6 seniors and students, under 12 free).


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