Here are some of the best FREE and cheap things to do in NYC this final week full week of October and the days before Halloween.
So, put these on your calendar for the week, and get more NYC for less money with NYC on the Cheap.
See also our roundups of Halloween events – one for adults, another for kids.
- 6:30pm at the Melville Gallery. Book signing to follow the talk. Books on sale at the event. Tickets are $10
Wed. through Oct. 31
The Venezuelan fast casual eatery Areppas is celebrating its first anniversary this month by offering visitors to their Midtown East location $1 empanadas for a full week, from Wed., October 22nd to Wed., October 31st.
Choose from cheese, chicken, short rib, pulled pork or vegan empanadas, normally priced at $3.50 each, and just $1 for the rest of the month.
Even better, for every $1 empanada sold, Areppas’ owners Celestino Diaz and Brooke Carrie Hill will donate a meal to a child in need in Latin America through the charity UNA x UNA. Now that’s what we call a good deal.
- Areppas is at 954 Third Ave.
Wednesday and Sunday
92Y’s Parenting Center offers free weekly drop-in sessions where older adults can troubleshoot phones and laptops, and get tips for using technology and social media to connect and have fun with grandchildren. Learn how to make the most of your device’s features like adjusting the size of the text.
Get tips on group texting, FaceTime, Skype and WhatsApp; see how to set up a Facebook profile so you can see what’s going on with your children and grandchildren; and gain essential insights into internet safety and security.
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- 92nd Street Y, room S263, Wednesdays 5-6pm and Sundays 3-4pm
Hear Dr. Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote, discuss disenfranchisement efforts across the country, and the power of African-American voices in politics. She joins Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School in this important FREE discussion leading up to the Mid-Term elections next month.
- 6:30pm at the Schomburg Center branch of the NY Public Library, 135th St. and Malcolm X Blvd. Registration is recommended to manage space.
Get FREE financial advice from top NYC and NY State officials, including consumer protection, unemployment, housing and Medicare, certified accountants and more at the annual Financial Planning Day program at the NY Public Library branch known as SIBL
- 10 am to 5pm on Friday, Oct. 26.