Apr 132012
 

http://nyconthecheap.comThere’s always lots to do in NYC on weekends, but it doesn’t have to cost a lot.  Here are five free NYC events and activities for Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15 –

Saturday –

  • New York Tartan Day Parade — Celebrate Scotland and the Scots in NYC at this annual gathering of the clans, full of bagpipes, kilts and tartan plaids.  Parade route is along Sixth Avenue, 45th street to 55th street, starting at 2 p.m.   And celebrate afterward with a wee dram of a single malt somewhere.
  • ‘Union Square: Crossroads of New York’FREE walking tour focusing on the area’s important political history, sponsored by the Union Square Partnership.  Meet at 2 p.m. by the statue of Lincoln in Union Square Park, near the 16th Street transverse.
  • Memoirs of a GeishaFREE screening of the memorable film, at the Sony Wonder Technology Theater on Madison Ave. and 55th St., at 3 p.m.  Reservations are required; click here. 

Sunday –

  • Flatiron District Walking TourFREE 90-minute tour of local historical and architectural landmarks, sponsored by the Flatiron-23rd Street Partnership, will meet every Sunday at 11 a.m. at the William Seward statue in Madison Square Park, Broadway and 23rd Street. Among the sites on the route are the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Tower and the Flatiron Building.  If the tour guide doesn’t tell you, be sure to ask where the term ’23 Skidoo” originated?  Hint — it refers to the Flatiron Building.
  • St. Patrick’s CathedralFREE organ recital at 4:45 p.m. by the organist and director of music of the First United Methodist Church of Columbus, Indiana
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Oct 052011
 

The PorchTake a FREE guided walking tour of the High Line at the West Side Rail yards. Beginning 9:00 a.m. today,  openhousenewyork will begin taking reservations for walking tours of the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards.  The tours are  Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16.  Reserve your spot early – in the past, the spaces have filled up within minutes.

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Nov 192010
 

Learn about NYC’s Dutch past in a free walking tour of lower Manhattan and the Bowery on Sunday, Nov. 21st.  East Village landmark explores St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery from its roots in the 17th-century, when the Big Apple was called New Amsterdam, to its current life as a church and performance space, including hosting annual readings of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and the plays of experimental-theater guru Richard Foreman. The one hour tour begins at 1 p.m. and is available in both English and Dutch.  The FREE NYC walking tour is  part of 5 Dutch Days, an annual citywide celebration of New York’s Dutch heritage.

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