Apologies for the posting yesterday with the wrong dates in the headline. Here is an updated schedule of what to to do free and cheap in NYC this first weekend of 2015. Everything on this list is under $15, because your budget is probably thinner than your waistline from the holidays.
Ending this weekend:
This weekend is your last chance to see many of the fabulous holiday displays and holiday markets, including the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park. The world-famous Rockefeller Center tree remains lit through Wed., Jan. 7.
American Museum of Natural History: Two popular exhibits close on Sunday, Pterosaurs: Age of the Dinosaurs, and the chance to see Lonesome George, the last giant tortoise of his species from the Galapagos Islands.
any time of year
Today in New York:
Sony Wonder Technology Lab: A workshop for kids on the wonders of nanotechnology. FREE, but reservations are required to ensure space. The tech exhibit center is at 56th St. and Madison Ave.
Sunday in New York:
Mary Poppins and Sound of Music: Film Forum Jr. kicks off the New Year with back-to-back screenings of the two Oscar-winning Julie Andrews classics. Showings are at 11am and 11:20am. Tickets are $7.50 each. Purchase online to save time and guarantee a seat. Film Forum is at 209 West Houston St.
Ongoing holiday events in New York:
Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal: The annual FREE display of miniature trains is open through early February. See thefor all the details.
Gingerbread Villages – There are three giant displays in NYC. The two in Manhattan are FREE, the one in Queens is not. See the recent NYCOTC posting for all the details.
45 Years of Sesame Street Exhibit: Who doesn’t love Elmo and Cookie Monster. This FREE exhibit takes you behind the scenes of the TV show that changed the world’s children. See the recent NYCOTC posting for all the details.
Also, check the list of best free things to do in NYC any day of the week, including weekends.