And there are plenty of great things to do in NYC without spending a penny. Here are the best FREE and cheap things to do in NYC this week, Oct. 26-30, including free concerts, and free indoor rock climbing.
Mon., Oct. 26 – Arts and Artists at St. Paul presents its second Broadway’s Future Songbook concert of this season at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center – Bruno Walter Auditorium (111 Amsterdam Avenue, just south of 65th Street), featuring the music of award-winning songwriter Alexander Sage Oyen, performed by stars of current Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. The concert is at 6pm, there are no reservations, and seating is first come-first serve. Event website.
Tues., Oct. 27 – This is not your regular networking event. Go rock-climbing with venture capitalists, and pitch your project while you hang onto the indoor rock climbing wall in Brooklyn, at Brooklyn Boulders (575 Degraw St.). Your host is Ryan Armbrust, who is on the board of Columbia Venture Community, founder of Brooklyn Venture Community, and Director at the New York Tech Venture Capital Firm, ffvc. He’ll share insights gained from overseeing the successes and failures of hundreds of startups. Registration is required. Event website
- 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Indoor rock climbing. All levels of climbing experience welcome!
8:45pm – 9:30pm – Ryan talks about building and investing in startups.
9:30pm – 11:00pm – 2-for-1 beers at Sheep Station.
Wed., Oct. 28 – Learn about Interior Landmarks Treasures of New York with Judith Gura, design historian on the faculty of the New York School of Interior Design and Kate Wood, president at and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University. This illustrated lecture presents great landmarked interiors of New York in all their intricate detail, in a visual celebration of space that captures the rich heritage of NYC city. The talk is at 6:30pm at the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the NYPL, across Fifth Avenue from the main branch guarded by those two stone lions.
Friday, Oct. 30 – Luminous Mischief, a free, public performance under artist Teresita Fernández’s Fata Morgana. Fernández welcomes internationally acclaimed choreographer Stephen Petronio and his company of nine dancers to activate public art in Madison Square Park with interactions between performers and passersby. 6-7pm in the Park.
Friday, Oct. 30 – Visit the historic spots in Central Park the NYC Marathon runners will zipping by on Sunday, and learn their importance. Take the Marathon Tour with Central Park Conservancy experts on history, ecology and architecture. See this recent NYCOTC posting for all the details.