There’s plenty to do in NYC free and cheap on weekends, including on this final weekend of January, including events cancelled by the Blizzard of 2016 last weekend and rescheduled. Only FREE and cheap (under $20) events are on the NYCOTC list. That’s different from all the other “what to do in NYC on the weekend” lists.
Unless a price is noted, what we are telling you about is FREE.
any time of year
Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars – Personal correspondence and more from his youth in Idaho to his years in Key West, Cuba and Spain, wiritng some of the best beloved classics in the English language. Through Jan. 31 at the Morgan Library in Midtown. Admission fee
The Missing: Rebuilding the Past – A sobering exhibit about the continuing destruction of UNESCO World Heritage sites and other antiquities in Iraq and Syria by the ISIS hoodlums. How appropriate this exhibit is at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, 860 Eleventh Ave. at 59th St. Through Feb. 5. Additional information here.
Picasso Sculptures – This special exhibit of Picasso Sculptures has been a blockbuster show for the Museum of Modern Art. Now that it’s coming to a close, crowds are less thick. If you haven’t seen it yet, go. If you want to see it again, go. The exhiit closes on Sunday, Feb. 7th. Exhibit website
Luminaries at Winter Garden – The popular interactive light show that fills the glass structure with dancing lights and patterns, has been extended through the end of February. Details here.
Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central – daily through February. Details here
Saturday in NYC
Thunderbird American Indian Dance Social – Traditional dancing, drumming and storytelling at this family-friendly event at the Museum of the American Indian in Battery Park. Originally scheduled for last Saturday, and rescheduled because of the snowstorm. Details here.
Jewish Museum – FREE admission on Saturdays
- See the NYCOTC list of free days at top NYC museums.
Sunday in NYC
40th Anniversary screening of Hester Street – A 2011 National Film Registry selection, Carol Kane’s brilliant portrayal of Gitl, a wife caught between two cultures, won her an Oscar nomination. This special screening includes a post-screening discussion with Carol Kane and director Joan Micklin Silver; moderated by film historian Eric Goldman. At the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan, at 3pm. Tickets are $15 directly from the museum with no service charge.
Carnegie Hall FREE Neighborhood Concerts – Enjoy the string quartet named Sybarites, performing a range of music from Beethoven to Brubeck. At the Brooklyn Public Library Dweck Center, 4pm to 6pm. Note that children under age 6 will not be admitted. Event website.
Anytime in NYC
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Enjoy your free and cheap NYC weekend.