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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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meditation-workshop
27 Feb 2012

Get Centered with FREE Siddha Yoga and Meditation Sessions in Chelsea

Siddha yoga: kinda culty, totally awesome. I was first introduced to NYC’s Siddha Yoga and Meditation Center when my boyfriend told me to stop being a psycho bitch, and get a little inner peace in my life (okay, he may have used less-harsh terminology to describe my rage-filled state, but…

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22 Jan 2015

LOVE NOTES AND OTHER DISASTERS ZINE

A brand new collection of Broke-Ass Stuart's writing made up of some of his most famous pieces and new things never before published.

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million-trees-nyc-love-your-tree-workshop
14 Feb 2012

FREE “Love Your Tree” Valentine’s Day Workshop in Brooklyn

Forget humans– love a tree this Valentine’s Day!  Unlike your slowly decaying relationship with your significant other, trees grow stronger over time, and provide tons of beauty and happiness in your life.  As part of the MillionTreesNYC project, you can now “adopt” a tree in New York City.  What does…

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rirkrit-tiravanija-free-still-moma-curry
07 Feb 2012

Last Day to Eat FREE Thai Curry at MoMA!

Admission into NYC’s MoMa is certainly pricey– at $25 general admission, you basically have to brave the horrendous crowds on the monthly free day– or dig up your student ID from ten years ago and try to pass as an 18 year old– to catch a break. Wouldn’t a FREE…

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