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.
Purim Celebration – A puppet show telling the story of Purim, a puppet-making workshop, for the entire family, Saturday starting 4 p.m. at the West End Synagogue, 190 Amsterdam Ave. at 69th Street. There is a suggested donation of $5. Additional details on the West End Synagogue website.
Award winning quilts: See an exhibition of Grand Central Centennial Quilts, at the Transit Museum Annex in GCT. The exhibit is FREE, and on display through July. Manhattan-based store The City Quilter and American Patchwork & Quilting magazine hosted a national contest using fabrics created for and inspired by the Terminal’s 100th birthday celebrations last year. Three winners and 27 finalists are on display, with visions of GCT’s soaring architecture, chandeliers, clocks, the famed celestial ceiling, and other features woven into the designs. Museum hours are Monday-Friday, 8am to 8pm, and weekends 10am to 6 pm. The museum is in the Shuttle Passage next to the Station Master’s office.
Native American dance workshop – The New York City-based Thunderbird Native American Indian Dancers are holding their annual FREE dance workshop for kids and adults, plus a crafts fair of hand-made jewelry, pottery and other items, on Saturday. See the full NYCOTC posting earlier this week for details.
Beetlemania – Celebrate, and remember, the 50th anniversary of the arrival of The Beetles in New York City on their first concert and TV appearance tour. This FREE exhibit opened last month to huge crowds, who are mostly gone now, so you can have the place to yourself and your memories of the Fab Four and the music that changed the world. Full NYCOTC posting.
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