As always, there’s plenty to do in NYC free and cheap this frigid weekend that ends February and begins March, including movie screenings and exhibits. Unless a price is mentioned, these events are FREE. Dress warmly for outdoor events.
any time of year
Your last chance to see:
Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe: This blockbuster show at the Brooklyn Museum closes on Sunday. See historic shoes plus current fashion fetishes from the likes of Loubitin. Full details on this recent NYCOTC posting. If you miss this show, you’ll have to visit the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto to understand the impact of footwear on world culture, including fashion.
Saturday in New York:
Helena Rubenstein: Beauty is Power: Before there was Estee Lauder or Bobbie Brown, Helena Rubenstein ruled the world of beauty and was a product, marketing genius, business pioneer, and renowned art collector You have until March 22 to see this marvelous exhibit at the Jewish Museum, which is FREE to visit on Saturdays. The snippets of old, black-and-white TV commercials are fascinating, and the diamonds and pearls bling and African art included in the exhibit are jaw-dropping.
Saturday and Sunday in New York:
Kid’s Food Festival: This annual event in Bryant Park is to guide kids and the grown-ups who love them to eat more sensibly. FREE tastes and demonstrations plus ticketed events. Full information on this recent NYCOTC posting.
Fulton Stall Market at the South Street Seaport: A new farmer’s market and more. The more includes FREE Saturday morning cartoons for the kids and cooking demonstrations for the grownups. Details here.
Sunday in New York:
First Sundays at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden: Chase away the winter blues with guided bird walks and Herbal Makers Market, a special program with the makers of herbal products. FREE with admission.
Also, check the list of best free things to do in NYC any day of the week, including weekends.