There always are free and frugal family-friendly events to enjoy in NYC on weekends, and this first weekend of 2014 is no different. As always, nothing on the NYC on the Cheap list of weekend events and activities costs more than $15, because NYCOTC believes you can be a NYC cheapskate and still have fun in the greatest city in the world. Unless otherwise noted, events are FREE.
Thunderbird Native American Dancers – See a free family-friendly performance of Native American dances and songs on Saturday at the Museum of the American Indian in Battery Park. Full details here.
Free classic film screening – This Sunday’s free screening at the NYPL Mid-Manhatttan Branch is Ninotchka, the 1939 Ernst Lubitsch MGM classic that made Greta Garbo a star. Starts t 2 p.m. The Mid-Manhattan library is across Fifth Avenue from the main branch guarded by the two stone lion. Event website
Holiday decorations – There still are a few left. Click here for the last call schedule of what’s being taken down this weekend and early next week.
New York Transit Museum Holiday Train Show at Grand Central, Centennial Edition –Miniature – not toy – trains – toot around the tracks at this popular annual exhibit. Full details here in a recent NYCOTC posting.
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