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10 Jul 2012

FREE Pilates Classes on the Hudson River

Wanna work on your beach bod, or at least get healthy and stuff?  Well, you’re in luck– every Tuesday evening between now and the end of August, there will be FREE pilates classes in Riverside Park.  Strengthen that core while taking in the beauty of the Hudson River, y’all. The

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03 Jul 2012

Phone Home at a FREE Showing of E.T.– This Thursday Under the Brooklyn Bridge

Summer in New York City means many things to me:  rooftop BBQs, beach trips, pit-stained white tops.  It also means FREE movie screenings in DUMBO’s Brooklyn Bridge Park, which are pretty much the highlight of my summer.  Set against the gorgeous backdrop of the glittering Manhattan skyline, the park’s Movies

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12 Jun 2012

Watch Badass Dance Battles at the Step To the High Line Festival

Teenage dance battles: could there be anything more awesome?  No, definitely not.  Which is why you should check out the FREE Step to the High Line Festival, taking place this Wednesday through Friday on, duh, the High Line.  Each evening, two high-energy step teams will battle it out for the

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06 Jun 2012

Weddings: A Broke-Ass’s Dream Party

Recently, I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in my BFF Kate’s wedding to her longtime main squeeze, Jason.  Besides an awkward moment where the Mother-of-the-Bride looked down at me while I was adjusting Kate’s train and said, “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride!” (way to send shivers down

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bryant-park
05 Jun 2012

Enjoy the Sweet Sounds of the Accordion– FREE in Bryant Park

Throw a baguette under your hairy armpit and slap a beret onto your head– it’s time for lunchtime accordion concerts in Bryant Park!  Enjoy the sounds of Paris with FREE musette-style accordion music every Tuesday, from 12:30-2:30pm.  Pack a picnic lunch, and pretend you’re on a lavish European vacay– all

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24 Apr 2012

Listen to FREE ‘Bach at Noon’ Organ Concerts on Your Lunch Hour

As someone who couldn’t even handle learning the recorder in the fifth grade, I give mad props to anyone who is even remotely musically inclined. If you even kind of play the guitar, you’re a total superstar in my eyes. If your clarinet skills recall that of a snake charmer

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jeopardy
17 Apr 2012

Flaunt Your Intelligence (And Get FREE Drinks) at Nerd Jeopardy

Full disclosure:  I was on the quiz bowl team in high school.  Actually, I was captain of the quiz bowl team.  For four years.  Now that’s a Code Red Nerd Alert if I’ve ever seen one.  That being said, I have a soft spot for trivia, or any kind of

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