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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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bach-at-noon-organ-concert-grace-church-nyc
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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patti-smith-lecture-housing-works-bookstore-cafe
27 Mar 2012

Hear Patti Smith Talk About “Just Kids”: FREE at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Patti Smith is pretty much the quintessential New York icon.  No matter how you slice it, that lady is badass.  For this reason, the whole of New York City– and hip people everywhere– collectively peed their pants over her recent book about her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, Just Kids.

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a-better-life-movie-free-screening
20 Mar 2012

FREE Movie Screening of “A Better Life” Tonight at the Paley Center

Hailing from the greater San Diego area, I’ve come across a handful of American flag-waving vigilante a-holes who make it their life missions to patrol and “protect” the U.S. border from immigrants who are supposedly going to steal their jobs, and ruin everything. You can probably guess how I feel

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keith-haring-bathroom-mural-the-center-nyc
13 Mar 2012

See Keith Haring’s Famous Bathroom Mural– FREE at The Center

Look around you– art is everywhere.  It’s mounted gloriously on the white walls of the museum, in gorgeous sculpture gardens, and displayed on the refrigerators of doting parents.  And sometimes, great art is found in the crapper.  At least if you’re the legendary artist Keith Haring, who painted an awe-inducing,

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youthquake-twiggy-fit
06 Mar 2012

Check Out “Youthquake: The 1960s Fashion Revolution”: FREE at FIT

I think that pretty much everyone goes through a “60s phase” at some point in their lives. Whether you’re into the music, the tumultuous political and social goings-on, or the totally groovy fashions– the swingin’ 60s were for sure a culturally rich decade. Now you can get inspired by all

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