Sunday, July 31, 2011

New York Poetry Festival On Governors Island

The first ever New York Poetry Festival takes place today on Governors Island from 12PM-5PM and will feature more than 30 reading series and 100 poets. The festival, which kicked off yesterday, showcases the different formats, aesthetics, and personalities of NYC's reading series and collectives

Click here for more information.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Public Art Fund's "Total Recall" Exhibit

Want to see some cool art? Check out The Public Art Fund's exhibit Total Recall which is located at MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn. It features multilayered, futuristic pieces from five New York artists that are intended to challenge the viewer's notion of memory. It'll be on display all summer long!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Free Admission: Jim Henson Exhibit At The Museum Of The Moving Image

Check out the newly reopened Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria for free this evening (and every Friday) from 4PM - 8PM.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World will be running through January. The exhibit features drawings, animations, storyboards, props, and video material from the legendary Muppets creator.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

NYC Dioramas On Display At The Museum Of Arts And Design

In New York City, bigger is usually better. That's not the case at The Museum Of Arts And Design where Alan Wolfson's insanely detailed miniature dioramas of the city are currently on display as part of the exhibit: Otherwordly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities.

This evening from 6PM-9PM, the museum is "pay what you wish."

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"How I Learned" Storytelling Series @ Happy Ending

The popular "How I Learned" storytelling series takes place tonight at Happy Ending (302 Broome Street). A group of writers, comedians, bloggers and performers will take the stage to tell humorous stories built around a predetermined category of learning.

The event is free and you can click here for more information.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

$1.00 Burgers At Goodburger In Columbus Circle

The Goodburger location at Columbus Circle (977 8th Avenue) is celebrating its first birthday today. To thank customers, the store will be selling $1 burgers from 12PM-6PM. They'll also be cutting a birthday cake at 1PM!

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Minimalist Art Exhibit In Chelsea

The current exhibit at Chelsea's Metro Pictures (519 West 24th Street) showcases the work of artist B. Wurtz, who uses everyday objects to create a "wryly beautiful, morally invigorating retrospective." That is, after all, according to a New York Times review which also notes the following about the installation:

Again and again, Mr. Wurtz’s work invites us to think about what we look at, and moreover what we look for, when we look at art. Then it gives us something slightly different, something equally visual, gratifying and, above all, charged with the deliberation and focus that are the essence of art.

Swing by Metro Pictures before the exhibit -- Works 1970-2011 -- closes on August 5th.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

30 Cent Wings @ The Wharf In Murray Hill

Football season might still be a few weeks away, but you can still swing by Wharf Bar & Grill in Murray Hill today and every Sunday for 30 cent wings from 4PM - 2AM. And make sure you wash them down with a $3 Bud or Bud Light pint!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Free Kayaking At Pier 1: Brooklyn Bridge Park

All summer long, head out to Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park for free kayaking! It's first come, first serve and today you can take out kayaks from 11AM-4PM. Click here for more information.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Free Movie Screening On The Intrepid: Back To The Future

Tonight, the Intrepid's free summer movie series features a screening of Back To The Future! Doors open at 7:30PM and the screening begin at sunset.

Click here for a full list of remaining movie screenings on the Intrepid this summer.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Broadway In Bryant Park W/ Billy Elliot & Memphis

Broadway In Bryant Park takes place this afternoon with performances from some of our favorite shows: The Addams Family, Billy Elliot, Memphis, Rock Of Ages, and Voca People.

The Thursday afternoon concerts run from 12:30PM to 1:30PM. Click here for a list of upcoming performances.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

RiverFlicks: Screening Of The Kids Are All Right

Hudson River Park's RiverFlicks summer movie series features a screening of The Kids Are All Right tonight at dusk (8:30PM). The movie will be shown at Pier 63 between 22nd Street and 24th Street.

We hear there's free popcorn available!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

$2 Tacos At Cowgirl Sea-Horse In The Financial District

You know how much we love tacos! We've told you how to snag $1 tacos on Tuesdays at Hop Devil Grill, $1 tacos on Sunday at Mayahuel, free tacos on Tuesday at The Irish Exit, $2 tacos on Tuesdays at Toloache Taqueria, and $1 tacos on Wednesdays at Wharf Bar & Grill. We'll here is another one to add to the list!

Every Tuesday, Cowgirl Sea-Horse (259 Front Street) serves up delicious $2 tacos. You can choose from ground beef, chicken, and black bean tacos + weekly specials! Check out the menu here.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Have A Pet? Save Money With

Last month we told you about -- a new daily deal site offers significant discounts on pet services, merchandise and experiences. Whether you're a huge cat lover or simply have a fish tank on your dresser, it's a site you need to know about.

Their current deal, for example, will land you a discounted weekend boarding package at Happy Paws in Soho. Heading out of town later this summer? Drop your dog off anytime on Friday and pick it up on Sunday for just $50!

When you sign up for the site, you'll receive targeted e-mails that will enable you to discover new pet businesses and products both on a national and local level.

Click here to check out today!

Free Cheese; Half Priced Wine @ d.b.a.

Every Monday evening from 5:00PM - 8:30PM, swing by d.b.a. (41 First Avenue) where you can nosh on complimentary cheese when you sit at the bar. Plus all wine is half price... that is, if you're not in the mood for one of the excellent beers they have on tap!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Free Tunes: SPIN's Pitchfork Music Festival Mixtape

This weekend, the Pitchfork Music Festival is taking place in Chicago. Upset you can't make it? No worries!

SPIN has put together a free mixtape featuring The Dismemberment Plan, Superchunk, Cold Cave, Animal Collective, and a handful of other buzzworthy bands performing at the festival.

Click here to download your copy now.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Free Bike Helmets & Activities At Bike Bonanza

Today from 12PM-4PM at the Red Hook Recreation Area (intersection of Bay Street and Henry Street), Bike New York is holding a Bike Bonanza. You can take part in a "Learn to Ride" class or "Bike Driver’s Ed" clinic for kids. There will also be free helmets for both kids and adults, a kid's bike swap, bike registration, and more!

Click here for details.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Whiten Your Teeth With Malibu Bright

Today we introduce you to Malibu Bright -- a new and unique teeth whitening system. What separates Malibu Bright from other products is that it immediately whitens teeth without using bleach or causing any pain or sensitivity. It's the only product available that contains a patented main ingredient called Poly (P) which was developed over years of research by doctors at Stanford University.

Each Malibu Bright kit comes with a trio of Poly(P) products -- a gel, rinse, and spray -- which lift stains evenly and leave a coating to protect against even the worst stains, like coffee or tobacco.

Click here to learn more about Malibu Bright and order your kit today.

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Tomorrow: The Total 4th Avenue Immersion In Brooklyn

Tomorrow from 12PM-6PM four of our favorite Brooklyn bars -- Mission Dolores, The Rock Shop, Cherry Tree and Pacific Standard -- will be pouring free Brooklyn Brewery beers as part of the The Total 4th Avenue Immersion. Restaurants in the neighborhood will be offering specials too -- like $2 tacos at Oaxaca and a beer brunch at Sheep Station* with complimentary bottles of Brooklyn Local 1 for each table.

Here's the catch -- for all of this awesomeness, you'll need an immersion card that can be picked up starting at 12PM tomorrow at either Oaxaca (250 4th Avenue) or Cherry Tree (65 4th Avenue). There is a limit of 500 in total, so arrive early! Whether or not you grab a card, you should swing by The Skint's First Annual Brooklyn Bastille Day Bash which kicks off at 2PM!

Remember, if you have an NYC Big Deal Book you can save 25% on your brunch at Sheep Station -- an even better deal! If you don't have one, we may or may not have just reactivated Tuesday's discount code for a free copy.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Free Admission To EastVille Comedy Club

Mention NYC Daily Deals when you make a reservation for the 9PM or 11PM show on Friday or Saturday night at EastVille Comedy Club (phone at 212-260-2445 / e-mail at and they'll waive the $20 cover charge. Beverages start at $5.00 so you'll have no problem meeting their two drink minimum. Note that this deal is now also valid on Thursday evenings at 9PM. Here's who you'll see:

(The Cosby Show, Law and Order)

(HBO Def Comedy Jam, 30 Years to Life, Yo Mama Battle)

(Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central)

Free Movie Screening: Ghostbusters @ Brooklyn Bridge Park

Check out a free screening of Ghostbusters this evening as part Brooklyn Bridge Park's summer film series: Movies With A View. Music starts at 6PM and the screening begins at sunset.

Click here to view a list of upcoming screenings -- including Crooklyn and An American Tail.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

$1.00 Oysters At The Water Club

Tonight from 5PM-7PM, grab $1.00 Naked Cowboy Oysters from Blue Island Shellfish Farm at The Water Club (located along the East River between 28th Street and 32nd Street).  

Scenic views and cheap food? Count us in! Click here for more information.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Free Copies Of The 2011 NYC Big Deal Book (60 Discounts!)

2011 has been a great year for deals so far! Although we're sad it's halfway over, that means there are still a full six months to take advantage of all the great bar and restaurant discounts included in the 2011 NYC Big Deal Book! And today we're giving you another chance to grab a free copy!

To get your free copy, simply visit the 2011 NYC Big Deal Book website and enter promo code SUMMER at checkout. You'll have the book in your hands by the weekend. Only 30 copies are available with today's discount code. Limit of two books per order. 

You can view all of the participating vendors and deals here, but some of our favorite spots include: The Village Pourhouse, Big Daddy's, GustOrganics, Bar Matchless, Lime Jungle, Intermezzo, Common Ground, Duke’s, City Crab, Arte CafĂ©, Vero Midtown, Tree, SideBar, Petite Abeille, Cer Te, Kool Bloo, Haagen Dasz, Hello Pasta, Eddie’s Pizza Truck, Brazen Head, Bino, and Spot Dessert Bar.


- Free drinks at  The Village Pourhouse, Bar Matchless, Brazen Head, SideBar, and Common Ground & more!
- Free food at mobile vendors like NYC Cravings, Frites 'N Meats, and Eddie's Pizza Truck & more!
- 20% discounts on your bill at Gramercy restaurants Duke's, City Crab, and Big Daddy's Diner & more!
- 30% discounts at new Harlem venues 67 Orange Street, Society Coffee, and Yatenga French Bistro & more!
- Discounts on sweets from Leonidas Chocolate Shop, Spot Dessert Bar, and Haagen Dazs & more!
- Discounts at Brooklyn spots Apt 138, Belleville Bistro & Lounge, The Habitat, Zu Zu Ramen & more!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Free Slurpees @ 7-Eleven Today

It's July 11th which means it's Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven. Many locations will be offering up these classic drinks all day long. Call the stores below to find the closest participating location to you. Enjoy!

247 3RD AVE - (212) 260-6817
395 3RD AVE - (212) 725-0711
103 W 14TH ST - (212) 229-0711
107 E 23RD ST - (212) 260-7284
535 8TH AVE - (212) 244-0100
140 CHURCH ST - (212) 608-1100
345 W 42ND ST - (212) 247-7144
1453 3RD AVE - (212) 288-2056
1594 YORK AVE - (212) 327-3613
675 AMSTERDAM AVE - (212) 787-7111
883-885 MANHATTAN AVE- (718) 389-7389 - Brooklyn
422 WASHINGTON ST - (201) 222-2533 - Hoboken
31-31 THOMSON AVENUE (718) 361-9201 - Long Island City

Sunday, July 10, 2011

NYC's Largest Bastille Day Celebration

One of our favorite summer festivals takes place today! It's Smith Street's Bastille Day celebration!

This afternoon, head out to Cobble Hill (Smith Street between Pacific Avenue and Bergen Street) from 12PM-7PM for the country's largest petanque tournament, food and drinks from dozens of vendors, live music, and much more!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sports Lithographs & Art On The Lower East Side

Swing by Salon 94 Freemans (1 Freeman Alley) on the Lower East Side and check out their current exhibit -- For The Kids -- featuring sports lithographs from the 1980s. Pieces are also on display from Jeff Koons’ first solo exhibition in 1985 which featured basketballs floating in display tanks and cast bronze standard scuba diving tanks.

The gallery is open on Tuesdays from 1:00PM-6:00PM, and Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11:00AM-6:00PM. The exhibit runs through July 30th.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fireworks In Coney Island Tonight

Head out to Coney Island after work for an annual summer tradition: Friday evening fireworks. The show begins around 9:30PM and we happen to think the best views are from atop the Wonder Wheel!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Free Admission To EastVille Comedy Club This Weekend

Mention NYC Daily Deals when you make a reservation for the 9PM or 11PM show on Friday or Saturday night at EastVille Comedy Club (phone at 212-260-2445 / e-mail at and they'll waive the $20 cover charge. Beverages start at $5.00 so you'll have no problem meeting their two drink minimum. Here's who you'll see:

(Fuse TV's A Different Spin)

(Dane Cook's Tourgasm, David Letterman Show)

(The Incredible Hulk, Detroit Rock City)

Please note that this deal is now valid on Thursday evening too! Check out the EastVille Comedy Club website for lineup information.

Free Tours Of Freshkills Park -- The Largest Park Developed In NYC In 100 Years

Did you know that in Staten Island, what was formerly the world’s largest landfill is being into a green space three times the size of Central Park? At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be the largest park developed in New York City in more than 100 years!

All summer long, they'll be holding free tours of the park's progress. Although this weekend's kayaking tour is full, there are still spots available for bus tours on July 23rd. Grab them now and get a first hand look at one of New York's most important development projects.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Free Ice Cream Social At The Brooklyn Kitchen

Who doesn't love ice cream? Swing by The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost Street) in Williamsburg from 6:30PM-8:30PM this evening where Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will be demoing unique ice cream techniques and sharing tastings of their flavors. How do salty caramel ice cream, baked rhubarb frozen yogurt and watermelon lemonade sorbet sound? We thought so!

Click here for details.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Free Water Taxi Ride To Mets & Yankees Games

As we approach the midpoint of the baseball season, we thought now would be a good time to remind you that you can take Delta's Baseball Water Taxi to Mets and Yankees home games for free!

On game days, the ferry departs from Pier 11/Wall Street and heads up the East River to 35th Street where passengers can also board. You can either pick up the free tickets at Pier 11 two hours before departure or print tickets from home (there's a $1.00 surcharge).

A cash bar is available on the ferry and passengers are on their own for the return trip.

Click here for all the details.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

Enjoy the fireworks, barbecuing, and the rest of your holiday weekend.

We'll be back on tomorrow with more great deals!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Free Kayaking Along The Hudson River

One activity that every New Yorker should partake in this summer is free kayaking!

In town for the holiday? What better time than now to check out the NYC waterways. Get your paddle on this weekend at Pier 40 @ W. Houston Street, Pier 96 @ W. 56th Street, or 72nd Street @ Henry Hudson Parkway.

Visit the Downtown Boathouse website for details and hours.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Where To Eat Cheap At Coney Island

Planning on heading out to Coney Island this weekend for the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest?

Well consider checking out this guide to Coney Island's Best Food Under $5 courtesy of New York Magazine. Enjoy these eats all summer long!

Photo: New York Magazine / Helen Rosner