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Monday, May 31, 2010

Parked: A Celebration Of NYC's Best Food Trucks

One of my favorite events of the year is Parked, which takes place this afternoon at BKLYN YARD (388–400 Carroll Street near Bond Street) and features some of the city's best food trucks. Not only are Pizza Moto, Green Pirate Juice Truck, and Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream returning this year, but there are a bunch of new vendors on board including Rickshaw Dumplings and Steve's Key Lime Pie.

Take it from us... if you want to avoid lines more than an hour long, you better get there when doors open at noon

More info can be found here.


Sunday, May 30, 2010

50 Free Movies In NYC This Summer

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend! Today we present a list from PulseJFK of 50 free movies being shown in New York this summer. Many of them will appear on NYCDAILYDEALS in the coming months, but for those of you who like to mark your calendars... here you go! These are ten we're planning on checking out:

June 19th- Field of Dreams- Intrepid

July 7th- The Hangover- Pier 54

July 14th- Pan's Labyrinth- Pier I

July 21st- The Proposal- Pier 54

July 22nd- The Big Lebowski- Brooklyn Bridge

July 23rd- The Goonies- Intrepid

August 4th- Big Fish- Pier I

August 6th- Raiders of the Lost Ark- Intrepid

August 11th- Public Enemies- Pier 54

August 12th- Dream Girls- Brooklyn Bridge

Saturday, May 29, 2010

BBQ At Sycamore In Brooklyn

It's Memorial Day Weekend! Time to start up that grill! One of the many barbecues we may or may not be checking out is taking place Sycamore from 2PM - 8PM today. The Brooklyn bar is teaming up with North Coast Brewing Company from California to present you with a selection of microbrews + they'll be serving sauces, burgers, and veggies for $3 - $5. More details here.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Free Water Taxi Ride To Mets & Yankees Home Games

Baseball season is heating up, so we thought we'd let you know about a new way to get to games this season: The New York Water Taxi.

And the best thing is... it's completely free!

Delta’s Baseball Water Taxi will run one-way to Citi Field or Yankee Stadium from Wall Street’s Pier 11 on game days, departing 90 minutes before first pitch. There will only be one boat per game, with a capacity of 147 passengers. For $1, passengers can make a guaranteed reservation online. [Read more @ NewYorkology]


via NewYorkology

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Slice Out Hunger: $1 Pizza For A Good Cause This Evening

Tonight, Scott's Pizza Tours celebrates their two year anniversary with a special event in the West Village. From 6:30PM - 9:00PM, head over to the GAP Adventures offices (364 6th Avenue) where some of New York's most famous pizza places will be selling slices for $1.00. Many of these places -- like Lombardi's -- don’t even sell pizza by the slice normally! The best part is that every single penny is being donated to City Harvest.

And if that's not enough, an exhibit Scott put together called “Pizza Boxes of the World,” will be on display featuring international pizza boxes from Hungary, China, Czech Republic and more!

If you do make it out, hit me up on Twitter and your first slice is on me!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Free Class Alert Tomorrow: Bike Commuting 101

Summer is just around the corner and it's time you polish up on all things bike related!

Tomorrow evening, Bike New York is offering a free one hour class - Bike Commuting 101 - which covers topics like appropriate clothing and gear, as well as how to determine the best riding route. The class takes place at Eastern Mountain Sports (530 Broadway at Spring Street) at 6:30PM. Classes are offered once a month.

Click here for more details.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

$5 Burger and Brunello Bash @ Le Cirque

Tonight, Le Cirque is offering a deal that can't be beat! From 6:30PM - 9:30PM, swing by the bar/lounge area for $5 burgers and $5 flights of wine. Check out all the details below. Enjoy!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Truck Launches Today

Who's excited about this one? For the next six weeks (and hopefully longer!) Ben & Jerry's will be roaming the streets of Manhattan on four wheels. And they'll be giving away more than 50,000 samples while they're at it!

We hear they'll be at outside the MOMA today, but check their website or Twitter page for the most up to date information.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

LOST: The Final Episode + An Exhibit

Unless you've been living under a Black Rock, you probably know that LOST ends tonight with some 6 hours of LOST related television on ABC. There are some cool LOST parties going on, but honestly... we suggest getting together with your close LOST buddies and watching Jack kill Locke in the confines of your home.

But seriously... if you're still longing for some more LOST in your life after tonight, check out the LOST installation at the Vilcek Foundation through June 5th. We hear there are tons of LOST artifacts there including a Dharma van!


photo via Gothamist

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Stunning NYC Photo Exihibit In Chelsea

Now through Friday, take advantage of your last chance to see a great exhibit at the Yancy Richardson Gallery in Chelsea. Photos of New York from artist Oliver Barbieri are on display, but there's a catch: the photos were taken from a helicopter using a six-by-eight view camera -- giving the photos an unusual distortion and turning them into what appears to be model representations of the action below.




Friday, May 21, 2010

3 Small Plates & Dessert For $9 In Midtown

As part of Pera Mediterranean Brasserie's May Meze Madness, diners can get three meze (small plates) for only $9 from 3:30PM until close throughout the rest of the month. Items on the menu include feta-stuffed dates, soujouk lollipops and Mediterranean meatballs. And if you swing by tomorrow or Sunday and mention NYCDAILYDEALS, they'll throw in a free dessert -- two pieces of their fabulous baklava!

The restaurant is located at 303 Madison Avenue (between 41st and 42nd Street).

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Free Admission To EastVille Comedy Club This Weekend

You know the drill: Mention NYCDAILYDEALS when you make a reservation for the 9PM and 11PM show Friday or Saturday night at EastVille Comedy Club (phone at 212-260-2445 / e-mail at email@eastvillecomedy.com) 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:


Judah Friedlander
(NBC's 30 Rock, Meet the Parents, Along Came Polly)


Mike Yard
(Showtime at the Apollo, HBO Def Comedy Jam)


Rachel Feinstein
(Comedy Central, Samurai Love God)


David Foster
(Bad Boys of Comedy, MTV's Boiling Points)

Free Ice Cream & Bread Pudding From DessertTruck Works

DessertTruck Works recently opened a great new store on the Lower East Side (6 Clinton Street) and to celebrate, they're offering customers a free dessert from 11AM - 11PM. You can choose between their throwdown-winning bread pudding or a scoop of ice cream/sorbet.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Have Your Apartment Cleaned For As Little As $35

It's moving season in New York City which means you'll need to leave your old apartment spick and span and freshen up your new one before moving in.

For a limited time only, Clarity Domestics is offering a 50% discount on your first housekeeping service. Let one of Clarity Domestics' maids give your apartment a thorough cleaning using only the best in luxury, eco-friendly products. With this discount, cleanings start at just $35!

Give Clarity Domestics a call today at 212-969-9100 and mention NYCDAILYDEALS to receive your discount.


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$1 Beers @ Tonda In The East Village

How do you feel about $1 beers? Nice... us too! Swing by Tonda (235 E. 4th Street) in the East Village any Wednesday this summer for $1 drafts of Old Saratoga Lager from 6:00PM - 8:30PM. Best part is... you can grab a pint at the bar or at your dinner table.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

8 Cent Cupcakes @ Cinnabon In Penn Station

Did you know that Cinnabon now sells cupcakes? The first 888 customers to swing by their Penn Station location today starting at 11AM will receive an 8 cent cupcake with this mobile coupon from 8coupons.com.

The store is near the Long Island Railroad ticket booth. They will have four full size cupcakes available... bring some friends to try them all!

Monday, May 17, 2010

RSVP To Rachael Ray's Free Summer Party

On Sunday June 19th at the Bell House, Rachael Ray is throwing a free summer party featuring great music and some of our favorite food vendors including Pizza Moto and Daisy May BBQ.

We're telling you now so you can get your act together and RSVP before the list is closed.

All the details can be found here and you can RSVP here.

UPDATE: The list is closed!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

5th Avenue Fair In Park Slope This Afternoon

One of Brooklyn's best street festivals takes place this afternoon -- it's the annual 5th Avenue Fair which takes over 20 blocks in Park Slope and features hundreds of food and merch vendors + live music and more! The weather should be great -- well worth the trip out to Brooklyn if you've never been to this festival before.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Curious George Exhibit At The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum (1109 5th Avenue) is free on Saturdays, so there's no better time than today to swing by and check out an exhibit which opened at the museum last month: Curious George Saves the Day.

"Featuring nearly eighty original drawings and preparatory dummies for Margret and H. A. Rey children’s books and documentation related to their escape from Nazi-occupied Europe, the exhibition will examine the parallels between the obstacles the Reys faced and the drawings that may have saved their lives."

Friday, May 14, 2010

See Broadway's MEMPHIS For Free!

Broadway's Memphis just received 8 Tony Award nominations and today we're giving you two chances to win tickets to an upcoming performance. Here's how:

Method 1: Send an e-mail to nycdailydeals@gmail.com with Memphis and your name in the subject line (for example: Memphis / John Smith). We'll pick one winner at random from the first 50 submissions we get! UPDATE (05/14/10, 12:12 AM): WE'VE HIT 50! A WINNER WILL BE SELECTED AT RANDOM LATER TODAY. PLEASE VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE WHERE YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN ALL DAY! BE THE FIRST TO HEAR ABOUT FUTURE CONTESTS BY SIGNING UP FOR OUR DAILY E-BLAST.

Method 2: Visit our Facebook page where there will be a note about Memphis on our Wall. Simply "like" the note or leave us a comment about why you want to see the show. We'll pick one winner at random this evening.

UPDATE (05/15/10, 11:13 AM): CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS - CLARA P. AND MATT K. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED. STAY TUNED FOR MORE CONTESTS SOON!



The vouchers are valid for Tuesday - Thursday performances through June 13th.

Good luck... and if you don't win, below is information on how you can get discounted tickets to the show.

26 NOMINATIONS:

8 TONY AWARDS (INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL)
7 OUTER CRITIC CIRCLE AWARDS (INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL)
7 DRAMA DESK AWARDS (INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL)
2 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS (INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL)
2 ASTAIRE AWARDS

Now thru June 13th, get Orchestra & Front Mezzanine tickets for just $79.50 (Tue-Fri) or $89.50 (Sat & Sun)!

3 EASY WAYS TO SAVE:

1) Visit BroadwayOffers.com and enter code HUEY.
2) CALL 212-947-8844 and use code HUEY.
3) BRING a printout of this email to the Shubert Theatre Box Office, 225 West 44th Street.

Performance Schedule:

Tue 7pm, Wed-Sat 8pm, Wed & Sat 2pm, Sun 3pm

*Offer is subject to availability and prior sale and valid on selected locations. Regular Orch/Mezz prices $121.50 (Tue - Fri), $126.50 (Sat - Sun). Regular Front Balcony price $66.50. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer and may be revoked or modified at any time. Not valid on prior purchases. Limit 8 tickets per order. No refunds or exchanges. Telephone and Internet orders are subject to standard service fees. All prices include a $1.50 facilities fee. Valid for performances through 6/13/10.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Free Thursday Evenings @ New Museum

The New Museum is free this evening and every Thursday from 7PM - 9PM (normally $12). Check out the new Jeff Koons curated exhibit: Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tippr: Local Deals To Blow Your Mind

Today, we bring you word of a new group purchasing site that's taken other cities by storm and will soon be launching in the New York City market.

Unlike other sites -- which often look for participating merchants by surfing the web -- Tippr has a network of "tippsters" who scout around town for the best deals. Via this network, the folks behind Tippr have actually shopped at every merchant and bought every product featured on the site.

Be the first to hear about discounts of up to 90% when Tippr goes live in New York shortly. Trust us -- you don't want to miss out.

Sign up here to hear about their deals first!


1,500 People. 600 Balls. Participate In The World's Biggest Dodgeball Game

Tonight, plans are in the works to break the world record for the largest dodgeball game ever with more than 1,500 people and 600 balls! Everyone who shows up will receive a free t-shirt and there will be other prizes given away as well. See you there!

What: World’s Largest Dodgeball Game
When: Wednesday, May 12th at 7PM (doors open at 6PM)
Where: The 69th Regiment Armory (Lexington Ave between 25th St & 26th St)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

59 Free Fitness Classes at 92Y

Swimsuit season is almost here and to prepare you, the 92nd Street Y is offering 59 free workout classes today and tomorrow. They include Spinning, Intro to Yoga, Weight Works, Body Blend and many more.

Click here for a full list including times.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Half Priced Frappuccinos @ Starbucks This Week

Now through Sunday, swing by any Starbucks between 3PM and 5PM for half priced Frappuccinos. It's being promoted as a happy hour special -- so we encourage you to bring some Bailey's with you!

Details here.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Ice Cream & Cookies Tour In The Village

Happy Mother's Day! Free NYC Dessert Fest is a monthly tour of sweet shops and today they'll take you around to two great ice cream shops and cookie purveyors. The tour begins at 11AM at Insomnia Cookies (50 West 8th Street). Afterwords, it's on to L'Arte del Gelato for gourmet gelato, Milk & Cookies Bakery for peanut butter chocolate, and Ronnybrook Farms for ginger creme brulee.

To help support the Food Bank For New York City, a non-profit helping to feed the hungry, there is a suggested $5.00 donation per person.

Details here.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Free Tours Of The Little Red Lighthouse

The Little Red Lighthouse, a small lighthouse located on the Hudson River, opens for free tours today from 1-4PM, meaning you'll have the chance to climb to the top and enjoy one of city's most beautiful views. The lighthouse was made famous by the 1942 children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Gray Bridge.



The Little Red Lighthouse stands on a small point called Jeffrey’s Hook at the base of the eastern pier of the George Washington Bridge, which connects the Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan to Fort Lee, New Jersey. The shoreline north and south of the lighthouse makes up Fort Washington Park. Access to the lighthouse is either via a steep footpath leading down from the north side of the bridge or, somewhat more easily, via the riverside promenade leading south to Riverside Park and Riverbank State Park.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Free First Fridays @ Neue Galerie

Neue Galerie (1048 5th Avenue) recently began offering free extended Friday night hours once a month from 6PM - 8PM. Swing by this evening and check out some really great twentieth-century German and Austrian art. Click here for the entire calendar.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Free Admission To EastVille Comedy Club This Weekend

You know the drill: Mention NYCDAILYDEALS when you make a reservation for the 9PM and 11PM show Friday or Saturday night at EastVille Comedy Club (phone at 212-260-2445 / e-mail at eastvillecomedy@yahoo.com) 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:


Dean Edwards
(Saturday Night Live, Spiderman 3)


Sherrod Small
(Best Week Ever, Jimmy Kimmel Live!)


Rachel Feinstein
(Comedy Central, Samurai Love God)


Maddog Mattern
(Sirius Radio, BBC)

Check Out The South Street Seaport Water Taxi Beach

The Water Taxi Beach at the South Street Seaport is now open! We hear there is an expanded menu from last year and more beers on tap. Hours are Monday - Thursday (4PM - 10PM), Friday (4PM - 3AM), Saturday (1PM - 3AM), and Sunday (1PM - Midnight). See you there!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Unlimited 2 For 1 Admission at 7 NYC Museums

Now through 5/31, print out this pass for 2 for 1 admission at seven New York City Museums:

American Folk Art Museum
Asia Society Museum
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Museum of Chinese in America
The Noguchi Museum
Rubin Museum of Art
The Studio Museum in Harlem

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Free Tasting Of Ben & Jerry's Bonnaroo Flavor

If you didn't get your fill of Ben & Jerry's at Free Cone Day, swing by any of their shops tonight from 5PM - 7PM for a free tasting of their newest flavor: BonnaRooBuzz. It contains light coffee & malt ice cream with whiskey caramel swirls & English toffee pieces!



Ben & Jerry's Third Ave.
41 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10003
212-995-0109

Macys Herald Square
Macys - 4th Floor
151 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
212-594-0018

Ben & Jerry's Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Plaza
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10020
212-218-7843

Ben & Jerry's Hoboken
405 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
201-792-1966

Orens Grand Central Station
Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017
212-953-1028

Ben & Jerry's 104th & Broadway
2722 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
212-866-6237

Monday, May 3, 2010

Free Admission: Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York is typically closed on Mondays, but the museum is opening its doors for free from 10AM-5PM on Mondays in May. Check out current exhibits like Cars, Culture, and the City.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Hell's Kitchen Flea Market Gourmet Food Truck Bazaar

To all those who thought the food truck craze was coming to an end... think again! The first of a number of upcoming events featuring meals on wheels takes place today at the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market.

From 11AM - 4PM, treat yourself to food from the likes of the Bistro Truck, Calexico Carne Asada, Rickshaw Dumpling Truck, and many more!

Details can be found here and a list of some vendors are listed below.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Red Hook Ball Fields: Now Open For Your Eating Pleasure

Before there was a food cart craze, there were the Red Hook Ball Fields. The famed food vendors begin serving up their delicious dishes today; the carts will be open Saturdays and Sundays through October, weather permitting.

You can find all the info you need including how to get there at NYC Food Guy.