There always are free and frugal family-friendly events to enjoy in NYC on weekends, and this weekend is no exception. As always, nothing on the NYCOTC list of what to do this weekend costs more than $15, because you can be a NYC cheapskate or NYC miser and still have fun in the greatest city in the world – if you know where to look, and we do.
Mardi Gras Party in Bryant Park – At the French, or New Orleans, style Le Carrousel, with FREE masks, Zydeco music, and tricks for kids of all ages. Please wear purple, gold and green for the parade. Everyone who comes will get beads galore, and chocolate coins. Carousel rides are $3, or 10 for $15. Saturday, 1-2 p.m.
Kids Food Festival – Also in Bryant Park this weekend are displays and demonstrations on healthy eating, plus FREE taste samplings. See the full NYCOTC posting earlier this week.
New York Times Travel Show – Plan your next getaway. Visit more than 100 countries, hear some 100 travel experts share their top travel tips, enjoy cultural performances from around the world, sign up for prizes, and more. All weekend at the Javits. NYCOTC half-price tickets are sold out, but you can get a $3 discount with the code SPKR14.
- Note – NYCOTC editor Evelyn Kanter is speaking Saturday at 2 p.m. on “Keeping it Local”, vacations close to home, in Seminar Room 4. Stop by and say hello.
Oscar-nominated documentary films – See all five documentary feature films nominated for an Oscar this weekend, at the Paley Center for Media. Screenings are included with museum admission, which is $10 for adults, $8 for students and $4 for children under 14. See the documentary schedule on the museum website
Have fun and be a NYC cheapskate with NYC on the Cheap.