Today, Tuesday, Feb. 23rd
FREE Lunch Break at Marquee. This mid-day dance party at the night-time club is FREE with an RSVP. Since you’ll be too busy dancing and/or grooving on music by Questlove to eat, you’ll get a bagged lunch to go, whether that’s back to the office or not. 1pm to 2pm. RSVP here. Marquee is at 289 Tenth Ave. in Chelsea. If you miss today’s dance party, the next one is March 18th.
Wednesday, Feb. 24th
FREE lecture on Healthy Aging and Dementia. Dr. Robert Kachko, with degrees in neuropathic and alternative medicine, highlights the advances of understanding aging and age-related cognitive decline. He’ll also share tips on the use of diet, acupuncture and other lifestyle choices to slow down the aging process and improve lifespan. 6:30pm at the Mid-Manhattan Library, across Fifth Avenue from the main branch with the lions out front. Get there by 6:15pm to guarantee seating.
Thursday, Feb. 25
FREE lecture on Cuba. Also at the Mid-Manhattan Library at 6:30pm, author and photographer Cynthia Carris Alonso shares her experiences about Cuban culture, travel in Cuba and Cuba’s changing relationship with the USA.
- NYC on the Cheap editor Evelyn Kanter visited Cuba recently. Read her article on how to visit Cuba now legally
Through Feb. 26th
FREE exhibit on the German Roots of Zionism. Learn how the dream of refuge from anti-Semitism grew to reality in this exhibit at the German Information Center, across First Avenue from the United Nations. The exhibit, also called Zionismus, explores how Zionism grew out of the progroms of WWI and the Holocaust that was WWII. There’s also some sobering insights into today’s refugee crisis and religious wars between Muslim sects in the Mideast. Additional exhibit information.
- This is also the final week of the exhibit exploring Nazi persecution of homosexuals, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manahttan. Details here.
Through March 13th
$20 tickets for Off-Broadway shows. Okay, it’s not free, but it’s definitely enjoying the best of NYC on the cheap. It’s the annual 20at20 promotion. Get $20 tickets 20 minutes before curtain. Details here.