As always, there’s plenty to do in NYC free and cheap this first full weekend of March. Unless a price is mentioned, these events are FREE. Dress warmly for outdoor events, and remember to move your clock one hour ahead at midnight tonight for Daylight Savings Time, so you are on time for events tomorrow.
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Your last chance to see:
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 displays of Helena Rubenstein’s diamonds and pearls and her collection of African art are jaw-dropping.
Saturday and Sunday in New York:
Rendez-Vour with French Cinema: The movies at Lincoln Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music are ticketed, but there are also FREE talks both weekend days with filmmakers, actors and critics. See the full schedule of films and free film talks here.
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.
Also, check the list of best free things to do in NYC any day of the week, including weekends.