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NYC Free and Cheap Events through March 15
Every Monday during Women’s History Month, the Hamilton Fish branch of the NYPL will screen a movie about trailblazing women, starting today with “Hidden Figures.”
Learn How to Negotiate a Small Business Lease
Calling all entrepeneurs. This FREE program from the NYC Dept. of Small Business Services covers everything you need to know about opening a store or office and avoiding costly mistakes in your lease. This seminar offers useful steps you can take to prepare for negotiating a commercial lease that serves your interests and minimizes risks. Course instructors are attorneys who can share practical strategies for success, including:
- How to negotiate your lease term and build exit strategies into the lease
- How to avoid signing “form” leases that favor the landlord
- What strategies you can use to limit personal liability
- What to look for in the permitted use provision
Seminar is 5pm to 7pm at the High School for Architecture and Design in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Registration is required to ensure space.
Angels in Our Midst
Members of the World War II American Army Nurse Corps in Normandy and the European Theater are interviewed today about their experience in France in 1944. Their commentary is illustrated with WWII archival footage, their own family albums, and on location filming in France.
During Women’s History Month and on the eve of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, it is heartening to listen to these women tell it like it was, with humor and candor. These women–thoughtful, funny, courageous and moving–put a human face on war and offer a point of view not always captured in films about that time. We’ve heard and seen many stories from the men who were in WWII. “Angels in Our Midst” brings us a women’s perspective.
- 8:15pm at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave. at Second Street.
- Tickets ($7) go on sale at 5:30PM the night of the screening at the Anthology Box Office and are available all night. There is no advanced or online sales.
Thurs., March 7
The Feature is Female: Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed
In the first of four documentaries about inspiring women presented in honor of Women’s History Month, follow Shirley Chisholm’s pioneering 1972 presidential bid. Introduced with an appreciation by City Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo.
- FREE, 6:30pm at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Reserve your spot here
Step into Spring
Take the NYC subway to Washington, DC, for this special one-day celebration of spring, in Grand Central Terminal, that includes some FREE swag.
- Wade into a ball pit Reflecting Pool
- Take a selfie with George and Martha
- Color your own DC street mural
- Hang with Abe at a virtual Lincoln Memorial
FREE, 9am to 5pm in Vanderbilt Hall at GCT.
FREE preview screening of Wonder Park
NYC on the Cheap is giving away tickets to a free preview of this much anticipated family-friendly animated film.
The screening includes a mini-carnival with additional giveaways before the screening.
Be sure to visit NYC on the Cheap on Wednesday.
Be one of the first 30 followers to request your two free passes.
Big Apple Comic Con
This is the most entertaining annual community comic and pop culture convention in NYC. The most outrageously fun and longest-running comic book, toy, art and pop culture convention returns to Midtown for the weekend.
Taste of the Market
Get FREE samples from the food merchants at Grand Central Market, plus discounts on purchases.
- 2pm to 3pm only.
- Click here for participating merchants and the FREE samples and discounts they are offering.
Tues., March 12
Explore new job and career opportunities in the well-paid tech sector at this FREE career fair. Dress for success, bring resumes or business cards, or both, along with something to write on.
Meet face-to-face with hiring managers from Top NYC employers looking to recruit professional women in IT, Engineering, Science, Marketing, Sales, Law, Hospitality, Healthcare, Accounting, Finance and more! Participating businesses include The Nature Conservancy, New York City governmental agencies and insurance companies.
- FREE, 11am to 2pm at Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th St. Additional information here.
Friday, March 15
Celebrating Lou Reed
The New York Public Library, Laurie Anderson, and The Lou Crew invite you to toast the rock icon to commemorate the month of his birth.
Drinks and light snacks will be served.
- FREE, 6:30pm in the Library for the Performing Arts’ Cafe on the first floor.
- Please enter through the Lincoln Center Plaza doors between the Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center Theater.
- Registration is recommended to manage space and for priority admission.
- Registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.)
¡VAYA! 63: Quintero’s Salsa Project
Quintero’s Salsa Project, made up of cousins Roberto and Luisito, continue the Afro-Caribbean traditions of their native Venezuela. Luisito (timbales) traveled extensively with Oscar D’León and honed his percussive skills working alongside Tito Puente, EddiePalmieri, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, among others. And it’s hard to imagine the world of percussion without Roberto Quintero, whose dedication to his musical heritage has earned him an impressive seventeen Grammy Awards. Together they create irresistible music for dancers, flawlessly blending New York City–influenced salsa and classic Venezuelan rhythms to produce a fresh street sound.
Opening set by DJ MarioPresented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change LabDavid Rubenstein Atrium,Frieda and Roy Furman Stage
- FREE at 7:30pm in the Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 63rd St.
- Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.
See next page for free and cheap events March 16-31
including the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade