Monday, August 31, 2009

2 For 1 Sundaes at Ben & Jerry's Today

Start the week off right -- with 2 for 1 sundaes at Ben & Jerry's!

Click here to access the coupon.

Here are some locations, but you might want to call ahead to make sure they're accepting the coupon:

Ben & Jerry's Third Ave.
41 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Macys Herald Square
Macys - 4th Floor
151 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

Ben & Jerry's Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Plaza
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10020

Ben & Jerry's Hoboken
405 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Orens Grand Central Station
Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017

Ben & Jerry's 104th & Broadway
2722 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Brighton Jubilee Festival In Brooklyn Today

More than 100,000 people head out to Brighton Beach each summer for this annual multi-block festival featuring entertainment stages, merchandise stands, rides, food and much more.

Additional information can be found here.

Of note, the 27th Annual Kingsboro Arm Wrestling Championships will be held at 12:30 PM in front of 1002 Coney Island Ave and Brighton Beach Avenue.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

5th Annual Chihuahua Race Finals In Riverside Park

Given the recent passing of Gidget, the original Taco Bell chihuahua, we thought some of you might be interested attending the 5th Annual Chihuahua Race Finals in Riverside Park this afternoon to lift your spirits. It's time to move on, after all.

Come on down at 1PM to cheer on your favorite pooch and win prizes. This free event is open to the public and their pups, complete with a pet parade and fashion contest.

More info can be found here. The site will be updated in the event of inclement weather.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Photographic Essay of the Gowanus Closes This Weekend

The Brooklyn Public Library is currently housing a great photography exhibit that's closing this Sunday: A Photographic Essay of the Gowanus.

Almost every day for the past six years, Jose Gaytan, with his two dogs, has crisscrossed the streets and bridges near the Gowanus Canal, photographing moments of serenity, color and beauty amid the decaying postindustrial landscape. Check it out.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Free Frozen Yogurt Today From 3PM - 7PM

Our friends at 89th and Broke have informed us that Spoon City (339 5th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street) will be giving away free 4 ounce portions of chocolate, vanilla, raspberry and cake batter frozen yogurt today from 3PM - 7PM. Yum!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

90 Cent Steaks and 60 Cent Pizza Pies At Patsy's Today

The original Patsy's in Harlem is celebrating its 76th birthday today by selling 90¢ steaks, 60¢ pizza pies, 1¢ sodas. The NYPD and the FDNY will also be have a pizza-eating challenge.

The restaurant is located at 118th Street and First Avenue. More details can be found here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Free Cupcakes At The CupcakeStop Today

The CupcakeStop truck is giving away free mini cupcakes to the first 500 customers to say Joonbug today! Check out their Twitter page for locations.

25 Cent Wings + A Wing Eating Contest In Brooklyn

Tonight, The Habitat in Greenpoint hosts it's second annual chicken wing eating contest. There will be 25 cent wings for all. Just make sure to stock up on napkins!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Woodstock Photography Exhibit @ Morrison Hotel Gallery

Earlier this month, Woodstock celebrated the big 4-0.

In honor of this anniversary, The Morrison Hotel Gallery is currently housing a new exhibit featuring photographs by official Woodstock photographer Henry Diltz. The images on view include his iconic shot of Jimi Hendrix below.

It's free... so check it out!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Blues BBQ Festival @ Hudson River Park Today

Today from 2PM - 9PM is the 10th annual Blues BBQ Festival at Hudson River Park (Pier 54 @ W. 14th Street). The best blues bands from across the country will perform while New York City's top BBQ restaurants serve up grub.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tomorrow: Japan Street Fair

Tomorrow, more than 40 vendors will lineup on Madison Avenue between 43rd and 44th Street to serve up ramen, rice cakes, and other traditional Japanese food. There will be theater and martial arts performances. 11AM - 6PM. Click here for more details.

Final Summer Streets Takes Place Today

Today, Park Avenue will be closed to motor vehicles from Central Park to The Brooklyn Bridge for the final Summer Streets of 2009. Bikers, pedestrians, dog walkers, and everyone else will be able to enjoy a stroll along one of the city's busiest avenues.

It'll be closed down from 7AM - 1PM.

Additional details can be found here.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fireworks In Coney Island Tonight

Head out to Coney Island after work this evening for one of their final Friday firework shows of the summer. It begins around 9:30PM. Call Astroland (718-265-2100) or Deno's (718-449-8836) for more information.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Movies With A View @ Brooklyn Bridge Park: Catch Me If You Can

Check out a free screening of Catch Me If You Can at Brooklyn Bridge Park's summer film series: Movies With A View. Music starts at 6PM and the screening starts at sunset.

Yes -- we know there have been a lot of movies posted this week, so after today... no more movie postings this summer!

Get Free Tickets To The Bacchae In Central Park

Shakespeare In The Park 's The Bacchae ends it's run on Sunday, August 30th.

Click here for info on how you can get tickets in person and online.

This visionary interpretation of this Greek Tragedy features a lush choral score by Philip Glass, who re-imagines the classic story about what happens when a government attempts to outlaw desire.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Free Movie Screening At Pier 54: Pineapple Express

Check out a free screening of Pineapple Express tonight at Pier 54 (West 14th Street along the Hudson). There's free popcorn and the movie begins around 8:30. Click here for more info.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Central Park Film Festival Begins Tonight W/ Shaft

The 7th Annual Central Park Film Festival begins tonight with a screening of Sex & The City at the Rumsey Playfield, near Fifth Avenue and 69th Street. All screenings start at 8PM with gates opening at 6PM. Rain or shine. Click here for the entire schedule.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tomorrow: Regina Spektor @ Barnes & Nobles Union Square

Regina Spektor will be at Barnes & Noble's Upstairs at the Square series tomorrow with host Katherine Lanpher and writer Kurt Andersen. We're told the event will include an interview and a performance. Entrance is free, but admission is first come, first served.

In other words, get there early. Very early. In fact you should give them a call today (212-253-0810‎) and see what time you should show up.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dinosaur Jr. Performs Free Show @ Summerstage This Afternoon

There have been a ton of great shows at Central Park Summerstage over the past few months. Dinosaur Jr. brings the summer concert season to a close this afternoon with a free show starting at 3PM. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

88¢ Cent Satay Dishes @ Kuta on the Lower East Side caps off their week of great deals with 88 cent satay dishes at Kuta on the Lower East Side today from 12-6. Click here for details. Each table can get up the 8 dishes; they're usually priced at $5.95. Enjoy!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Free Admission To EastVille Comedy Club This Weekend

Mention NYCDAILYDEALS when you make a reservation for the 9PM show on Friday or Saturday night at EastVille Comedy Club (via phone at 212-260-2445 or e-mail at and they'll waive the $20 cover charge. Beverages start at $5.00 so you'll have no problem meeting their 2 drink minimum. Here's who you'll see this weekend:

Jay Oakerson
(Comedy Central Presents, BET Comic View, HBO Bad Boyz of Comedy)

Amy Schumer
(Ellen DeGeneres Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central)

Sherrod Small
(VH1's Best Week Ever, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC's Today Show, Showtime at the Apollo)

Joey Gay
(Last Comic Standing, Law & Order, Comedy Central, Showtime's Whiteboyz)

Eliot Chang
(Comedy Central, Last Call w/ Carson Daly, NBC's Law & Order, Crash Test)

$1 Admission & $1 Drinks @ Webster Hall

Okay, so it might not be your favorite venue in the city. But how can you say no to $1 drinks? Click here and follow the simple details -- you'll be all set with a few George Washington's for the evening!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Free Skating In Riverbank Skate Park W/ Seth Green & Gym Class Heroes Tonight

Tonight, [adult swim] Presents: The Robot Chicken on Wheels '09 Tour.

"Skate your ass off" with show creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. There will be roller skating, prizes, competitions and more. The event is free and will also feature a special performance by Gym Class Heroes.

Details can be found on the event's Facebook page here. Directions to Riverbank Skate Park can be found here.

Broadway In Bryant Park: Altar Boyz, South Pacific, Billy Elliot & Mama Mia

Broadway In Bryant Park winds down this afternoon with performances from Billy Elliot, South Pacific, Mama Mia and Altar Boyz. Swing by Bryant Park from 12:30 PM to 1:30PM and check out your last free taste of Broadway this summer.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind - Free Screening In Williamsburg

The final free movie screening of the summer in McCarren Park takes place tonight (uh oh... does that mean summer is winding down?).

It's one of my favorites: Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.

You can also check out a free screening of Sex And The City: The Movie tonight at Pier 54 (West 14th Street along the Hudson). There's free popcorn and the movie begins around 8:30!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Free Spicy Bulgogi Ssam Wraps @ New York Hot Dog & Coffee

New York Hot Dog & Coffee (245 Bleecker St. between Carmine and Leroy) is a new gourmet hot dog cafe that brings a Korean twist to the world of wieners. I'm told that today they will be giving away 100 free Spicy Bulgogi Ssam's Wraps starting at 5PM. More info about the place can be found on their website.

Name Night: Drink For Free At Two Manhattan Bars

Is your name Danielle? Courtney? Julia? Kim? Jim? Emily? Then you get to drink for free at No Idea Bar this month!

Is your name Dan? Jessica? Paul? Justin? Then you get to drink for free at Antarctica this month!

Yes, one of my favorite deals in the city has always been "name night" at these two fine establishments. Every night they pick a different name. If yours is selected, you drink for free. Pretty simple, eh? Click on the links above for a full August calendar at each place.

Let's just hope it's not Amy night anytime soon...

Monday, August 10, 2009

$10 Tickets To "Bye Bye Birdie" On Sale Today

Every seat for the first preview of "Bye Bye Birdie" on September 10th will be priced at $10.

The discounted tickets (limit of 2 per person) go on sale today @ noon at the Henry Miller Theatre box office (124 W. 43rd Street).

The show will star Uncle Jesse John Stamos and Gina Gershon.

Good luck getting tix!

Who's taking me?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Free Outdoor Comedy Show From 2-4 Today

Every weekend this summer, has been bringing a lineup of standup comedians to perform in parks throughout the city. The free comedy series continues today in Tompkins Square Park from 2PM - 4PM.

Click here or on the calendar below for a full summer lineup.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday Activities: Watch Pro BMX Bikers or Yo-Yo Players

This afternoon is the 3rd Annual International Yo-Yo Open and New York State Yo-Yo Contest. The world's best yo-yo players will gather at the South Street Seaport for a weekend of entertainment, education, and eye-popping yo-yo ability. 11:30AM - 5:30 PM. Details here.

If that's not extreme enough for you, check out the King Of New York BMX Competition in Tompkins Square Park today and tomorrow (in the Bronx) from noon - 6PM.

Summer Streets! Bike From Central Park To The BK Bridge

I love Summer Streets!

Today and the next two Saturdays, Park Avenue will be closed to motor vehicles from Central Park to The Brooklyn Bridge so bikers, pedestrians, dog walkers, and everyone else can enjoy a stroll along one of the city's busiest avenues.

It'll be closed down from 7AM - 1PM.

Additional details can be found here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

88 Cent Ice Cream & 8 Cent Cupcakes!

We'd like to wish a very happy birthday to our good friends over at 8coupons. We're especially excited that they've arranged some awesome deals in honor of their birthday! You can view all of them here and there are two deals which we're looking forward to this weekend.

Saturday: 88 cent ice cream cones at Cold Stone Creamery (from 1-7)
Sunday: 8 cent cupcakes at Buttercup Bakeshop (from 2-6)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Free Music Thursday! Download 26 Songs For Free

Earlier this summer, we shared a 22 song sampler from NYLON Magazine and a 23-song sampler from Urban Outfitters with you.

Today: Two more sites you can grab some free music from!

Click here for 16 songs by artists who are part of 2009's Celebrate Brooklyn including Dr. Dog and Soulive.

If you're more into the pop-punk scene, you can click here to check out a 10-song Warped Tour sampler featuring the likes of NOFX, All Time Low, and Bad Religion.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Free Movie Screening At Pier 54: Tropic Thunder

Check out a free screening of Tropic Thunder tonight at Pier 54 (West 14th Street along the Hudson). There's free popcorn and the movie begins around 8:30. Click here for a calendar of upcoming movies.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Jamba Juice Coupon: Two For One Smoothies

We know you guys love it when we post Jamba Juice coupons... so here's another! Swing by your local store between now and Sunday and treat yourself and a friend to a smoothie.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Kramer vs. Kramer @ Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Tonight

-->The 2009 HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival continues tonight with a screening of “Kramer vs. Kramer.” Here is a list of films playing through the rest of the summer. The lawn opens at 5 PM and the films begin at dusk, usually sometime between 8 and 9PM. You can find some more info here.

August 3 - Kramer vs. Kramer
August 10 - The Magnificent Seven
August 17 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Sunday, August 2, 2009

F@ck Monday Pool Party Afterparty @ Public Assembly

The F@ck Monday Pool Party Afterparty at Public Assembly (70 North 6th Street) is held every weekend after the Jelly Pool Parties at East River Park in Williamsburg. We hear there will be a Colt 45 open bar from 8PM - 9PM and 2-for-1 vodka drinks all night long.

What better way to end the weekend? Exactly.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Free M. Ward Show @ Summerstage Tonight

There are tons of great free shows at Central Park Summerstage and one of our favorites is taking place tonight: M. Ward w/ Mike Watt & Nels Cline! Show begins at 7PM. Click here for a full lineup of Summerstage shows.