As we tell you often, it’s easy to take a big bite out of The Big Apple without taking a similar big bite out of your wallet. Be a NYC cheapskate with these top FREE and cheap happenings this week, Monday to Friday, March 26-30.
Macy’s Flower Show – FREE – The annual extravaganza of spring flowers and plants opens today in Herald Square, with a fairy tale theme, free workshops on flower arranging, events for the kids, and more.
Click here for the full schedule of events.
New York International Auto Show – Kick the tires, smell the leather and try the technology of more than 1,000 new cars, trucks and SUVs at this annual extravaganza dedicated to our love of the open road. Opens to the public Friday, March 30, through Sunday, April 8th. See hundreds of 2018 models, get a preview of many 2019 models, at the Javits Convention Center.
Get tickets online. You won’t save any money, but you will save time waiting on on line to purchase tickets.
- NYCOTC editor Evelyn Kanter is also a credentialed automotive journalist. I’ll be attending the media preview days Wednesday and Thursday, and reporting on some of the best new green cars, affordable cars, and new safety technology.
The Miracle Season – On Monday, we are giving away FREE tickets to a preview screening to this inspiring true story of Iowa City West High School volleyball team and their incredible season after the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline “Line” Found.
- The free preview screening is Wed., in Midtown.
Shared Sacred Sites – Just in time for Passover and Easter, attend a FREE conversation between Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith leaders, discussing issues of mutual tolerance, universal understandings of hospitality that come from the tradition of Abraham, as well as how each religious tradition has within itself the capacity to reach out to others and promote “living together in peace.”
Cheik Khaled Bentounès, Rabbi Rolando Matalon, and Minister and Theologian Cláudio Carvalhaes also will discuss their participation and their view of the tradition of sharing sacred sites between the three Abrahamic faiths, which is a political issue along with a religious one.They will question the relationship between humanitarianism and the three religions, and explore the limits of religion as a full advocate of humanitarianism. The event will be moderated by Anisa Mehdi, acclaimed journalist and filmmaker and director of the Abraham’s Path Initiative.
- At the Main Branch of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, Wed., Mar. 28 at 6:30pm. Free, but registration is recommended to ensure space.