Feb 222017
NYC free: movie screenings at the Winter Garden

See top-rated films FREE each Wednesday at the glass atrium Winter Garden, surrounded by those famous palm trees. Screenings include FREE popcorn, comfy seats, and a pre-screening DJ set.  Screenings are at 7pm.  There are no tickets or reservations, so Read More

Feb 212017
Free IRS tax workshop for freelancers at NYPL

There are special tax rules for freelancers, especially freelancers who work from home. Learn the rules, including how to  get to most deductions and avoid an IRS audit, at this FREE workshop with representatives from the Internal Revenue Service. Tax Read More

Feb 212017
FREE document shredding at Staples

Protect yourself from identity theft and shred important tax documents. Staples is offering FREE bulk shredding of up to two pounds of documents. Since you probably are finding old financial documents now as you work on your 2016 tax statements, Read More

Feb 202017
Disabilities Film Festival NYC 2017

The annual ReelAbilities Film Festival features inspiring and touching films and documentaries about autism, Alzheimers, adaptive sports athletes and more, including featuring actors with Down syndrome. Reel Abilities Film Festival 2017 includes a documentary about a deaf football team, another Read More

Feb 192017
5 FREE things to do in NYC this week, Feb. 19-24

Cheap is good. FREE is better. There always are great FREE things to do in New York City, and this Presidents Week holiday week is no different.  Here are five FREE family- friendly exhibits, lectures and other events to enjoy Read More

Feb 182017
Black Power! Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Are you an expert in Black History? Sign up for Black Power! Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The Schomburg Center branch of the NYPL next weekend, including a first-ever satellite hook-up with Wikipedia editors in Africa, who will be fact-checking and editing Read More

Feb 172017
NYC free and cheap weekend guide Feb. 17-20, 2017

More than a dozen FREE and cheap things to do this Presidents Weekend 2017. The NYCOTC free and cheap weekend guide is always $25 or less so you can enjoy NYC on the cheap with no apologies and without busting Read More

Feb 162017
5 places to visit US Presidents in NYC

During President’s Week or any time, you can visit NYC places with a special connection to US Presidents, including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, whose birthdays we celebrate each February. Federal Hall National Monument — George Washington took the oath Read More

Feb 152017
NYC free: Native Fashion Now exhibit

Native Fashion Now is a fabulous FREE exhibit of contemporary clothing, accessories and jewelry by Native American designers, opening Friday at NMAI, the National Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan. Every item on display, from evening gowns to Read More

Feb 142017
World Read Aloud Day in NYC: 1984

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with a 12-hour read-a-thon of George Orwell’s 1984. Join the staff of the Mid-Manhattan branch of the NYPL on Thursday, Feb. 16th, reading 1984 from cover to cover, 9am to 9pm, on the first floor. You Read More

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