As always, there’s plenty to do in NYC free and cheap this weekend, including concerts, movie screenings, and exhibits.
any time of year
Today in New York:
Jewish Film Festival: Through Jan. 31, see films from around the world about the Jewish experience, including Sophie’s Choice and a special 25th anniversary showing of Paris is Burning. At Lincoln Center. See this previous NYCOTC posting for full information
Saturday and Sunday in New York:
New York Times Travel Show: Visit 150 countries without leaving Manhattan, learn about new travel destinations and deals from top travel experts, enjoy cultural peformances and more, including a Kid Zone for. Get discount tickets here.
Saturday in New York:
Winter Jam in Central Park: The annual family-friendly event with man-made snow, to ski and snowboard on, learn about NY State ski areas, and more. See this previous NYCOTC posting for full details.
Postcards From the Edge: FREE screening of the Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine comedy/drama directed by Mike Nichols. 2pm, at the Mid-Manhattan Library, across Fifth Avenue from the main NYPL building guarded by those two famous stone lion.
Native American Dance Performance: A family-friendly festival of Native American dancing and drumming, by the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, at the Museum of the American Indian in Battery Park. See this previous NYCOTC posting for full information.
Sunday in New York
Sound Off Ice Skating: Wear special headsets and skate to the music only you can hear, via wireless headphones, at theskating rink, 5pm. Music by DJ Headtrip.
Ending soon 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.
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. Through January 31st only. 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.