Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Talk With David Simon (Creator Of The Wire)

The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a "mobile laboratory" that is making the corner of Houston Street and 2nd Avenue its home through mid-October. The space is being used to address issues of contemporary urban life through programs and public discourse.

Tonight, you can swing by at 7PM for a talk with David Simon, who is best known as the producer and writer of The Wire and Treme.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wing Eating Contest At The Habitat In Greenpoint

The Habitat (988 Manhattan Avenue) hosts its 4th Annual Wing Eating Contest tonight at 10PM -- just in time for football season! Spectators can chow down on 35 cent wings while they check out the action.

Monday, August 29, 2011

$1 Water Taxi Rides To The US Open

Mets and Yankees games aren't the only places you can take cheap water taxi rides these days. The US Open kicks off today and the New York Water Taxi is once again offering $1 ferry rides out to the matches in Queens. The boats are scheduled to depart from Pier 17 (at The South Street Seaport) and East 35th Street on the way to the US Open. The boats carry 140 passengers.

Click here for more information and to reserve your spot!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Win Free Tickets To A Michael Jackson A Capella B-Day Tribute

Duwende is a six-person a capella group that just released a Michael Jackson tribute album titled Remember: The Music Of Michael Jackson. Tomorrow evening, in honor of MJ's birthday, Duwende is playing a concert at the Highline Ballroom (431 West 16th Street) and we have five pairs of free tickets to give to five lucky readers!
To enter, head over to the NYC Daily Deals Facebook page and post the name of your favorite MJ song in the "comments" section of the posting about the concert. We'll pick five winners after 5PM this evening.

Not a winner this time around? You can click here to purchase half priced tickets. And whether you won free tickets or not, simply mention "NYC Daily Deals" when you stop by the merch booth and you'll be handed a free copy of Duwende's Remember.

Event information can be found here.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Free Afro-Punk Festival With Cee Cee Lo Green & Janelle Monae

The 7th annual Afro-Punk Festival takes place in Fort Greene's Commodore Barry Park today and tomorrow. The free festival will feature performances by Cee Lo Green, Santigold, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Jay Electronica, Ninjasonik, Reggie Watts, and many more!

This year, more than twenty food trucks will also be on site as part of the Afro-Punk Beats and Bites Food Truck Festival.

Click here for details.

Friday, August 26, 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:

Joe DeRosa
(Last Call w/ Carson Daly, IFC's Z Rock, Comedy Central Presents)

(92.3 K-Rock)

(MTV, Edinburgh Fesitval)

Alycia Cooper
(The Parkers, The Mo'Nique Show)

Last Chance: Friday Night Fireworks In Coney Island

Head out to Coney Island after work for one of the final Friday evening firework shows of the summer. The festivities begin around 9:30PM and we happen to think the best views are from atop the Wonder Wheel!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Screening Of The Godfather In Tompkins Square Park

Swing by Tompkins Square Park this evening starting at 8:30PM for a screening of The Godfather. It's one of your last chances to catch an outdoor movie this summer!

Click here for details.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Win Full Access Badges To The 2011 CMJ Music Marathon

Hundreds of bands from around the world descend on New York City every fall to take part in the CMJ Music Marathon. The legendary festival has been around for three decades and has only gotten bigger and better over time. This year, the CMJ Music Marathon will take place from October 18th - October 22nd and we've been teaming up with the organizers to give some of our lucky readers the chance to win CMJ Full Access Badges.

Each badge -- which costs $455 -- includes access to hundreds of showcases, more than 70 panels, dozens of  Film Festival movies and events, exclusive parties, a CMJ  registration gift bag, and much more! The first set of bands was just announced yesterday and includes: Talib Kweli, Kevin Devine, Jean Grae, CSS, Neon Indian, and Portugal. The Man.

Want a pair of free badges for you and a friend? We thought so!

To enter our contest for two CMJ Music Marathon badges, simply visit the NYC Daily Deal Facebook page and "like" the post about the festival. Contest ends on Sunday, 8/28 at 11:59PM. We'll select one winner at random on Monday.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

$1 Bowling At Astoria Bowling Center

A round of bowling can cost you upwards of $10.00 in Manhattan. Why not head out to Astoria Bowling Center (19-45 49th Street) where games will cost you just $1.00 on Sunday. Tuesday, and Thursday from 9PM-midnight. See more specials by clicking on the image below.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hudson River Park's Annual Blues BBQ

Today from 2PM-9PM the 12th annual Blues BBQ takes place at Hudson River Park (Pier 54 @ West 14th Street). Blues bands from across the country will perform while New York City's top barbeque restaurants (like Daisy Dukes and Dinosaur Bar B Que) serve up grub.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Final Summer Streets: A Car-Free Route Pedestrian Route

The final Summer Streets takes place this morning from 7AM - 1PM!

Park Avenue will once again 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.

There will be free bike rentals, free fitness classes, crafts, and much more! Additional information can be found here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tomorrow: Washington Avenue Street Festival In Prospect Heights

Today from 12PM-6PM, head out to Prospect Heights for the second annual Wash Ave Rocks! Street Fair. Washington Avenue between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place will feature food, art, and clothing from local vendors. Children can partake in an African dance class and there will be musical performances throughout the afternoon.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Free Tickets: Comedy Show With John Mulaney

One week from tonight, comedian John Mulaney (most well known from his guest appearances on SNL's weekend update) will be filming a Comedy Central special. Click here to grab a pair of free tickets before they're gone!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Screening Of Wayne's World In McCarren Park

Wayne's World! Party Time! Excellent!

The skies have cleared and it's time for another outdoor movie screening. Head over to McCarren Park in Williamsburg this evening and catch this 90s cult classic. Gates open at 6PM.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Art Exhibit In Chelsea: Punk/Post-Punk Graphics

Now through Friday swing by the Steve Kasher Gallery (521 West 23rd Street) check out Rude and Reckless: Punk/Post-Punk Graphics which is the first New York exhibition surveying the extraordinary diversity of punk and post-punk graphic design.  More than 200 rare posters are featured, along with fanzines, flyers, clothing, badges and stickers.

Also on display is Laura Levine: Musicians -- which features works from the legendary music photographer.

Click here for more information.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Get Lunch For $1.69 From The Gap's New Taco Truck

The Gap (yes, the clothing store) just launched a new taco truck in NYC which will be roaming the streets through September. They'll be selling two tacos and a drink for just $1.69 and your meal is free if you show them a same-day Gap receipt. Purchases also come with a $20 off coupon for a pair of jeans from their 1969 denim collection. Because nothing goes hand in hand like tacos and jeans...

Today, the truck will be at 5th Avenue and 16th Street starting at 11AM. Follow the truck on Twitter for updates about its whereabouts.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market Gourmet Food Truck Bazaar

Today is one of your last chances to swing by the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market Gourmet Food Truck Bazaar (39th Street & 9th Avenue).

An assortment of food trucks (including the Kimchi Taco Truck and Rickshaw Dumpling Truck) have been gathering there on the second Sunday of each month all summer long. Food will be available this afternoon from 11AM-5PM. Click here for more information.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Brews, Blues & BBQ On Governors Island

The Beach at Governors Island hosts Brews, Blues & BBQ this afternoon from 12PM-6PM. Admission is free and a selection of Ommegang beers will be available for purchase. Bring you beach towel and some suntan lotion -- it should be nearly 90 degrees today.

Click here for more information.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Free Pizza On Friday Nights At Standings

The baseball playoff race is heating up, just as the NFL is getting underway. Which is a perfect time to give a shout out to one of our favorite sports bars: Standings (43 East 7th Street). Swing by tonight and every Friday evening at 8PM for free pizza. Stay for a beer and take in a game while you're at it.

Thursday, August 11, 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:

(Fuse TV's A Different Spin)

(Showtime at the Apollo, HBO Def Comedy Jam)

Maddog Mattern
(Sirius Radio, BBC)

(The Incredible Hulk, Detroit Rock City)


Broadway In Bryant Park W/ Mary Poppins & Avenue Q

The final Broadway In Bryant Park takes place this afternoon with performances from Avenue Q, Mary Poppins, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, and Mamma Mia! Click here for more information.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Free Restaurant Booking W/ DineTonite

Earlier this year we brought you a first look at DineTonite -- a new website that is changing the interactive relationship between restaurants and their guests by providing big savings when you eat out. Since then, dozens more restaurants have started offering discounts with DineTonite.

Here's how it works: Visit the DineTonight website and make a reservation at one of the places that are currently featured. A specified discount -- normally between 20% and 30% -- will automatically be deducted from your bill. Unlike many deal sites, DineTonight doesn't limit you to just $10, $20 or $50 worth of savings. And there are never any coupons or vouchers to print and show -- just a memorable dining experience!

Today only, use code dinenyc when you register and receive your first restaurant booking free of charge! The free booking is valid for any date and the discount will be applied at checkout.

Click here to visit DineTonite and start saving now.

Free Copy Of The NYC Big Deal Book (60 Exclusive Discounts)

The dog days of summer are upon us. What better time than now to work your way through some of New York City's best bars and restaurants with your FREE copy of the 2011 NYC Big Deal Book in hand.

Cool down with a refreshing cocktail at bars like SideBar, 67 Orange Street, Bar Matchless, Common Ground, and Amsterdam Ale House. Or hit up some of the city's most popular mobile food vendors like Eddie’s Pizza Truck, Bian Dang, and Frites 'N Meats. Maybe you want to grab a table outside at Candela Candela, Tree, Brazen Head, and Petite Abeille. Or just satisfy your sweet tooth with dessert at Haagen Dasz and Spot Dessert Bar.

Wherever you end up, one thing is for sure: you'll be saving a ton of money!

Today we're once again giving away free copies of the NYC Big Deal Book. Simply click here and enter promo code AUGUST at checkout. You'll have the book in your hands by the weekend. Only 50 copies are available with today's discount code. Limit of two books per order. All deals are valid though December 31st.

You can view all of the participating vendors and deals here, but some of our favorites include:

- Free drinks at  The Village Pourhouse, Bar Matchless, and West 3rd Common, Belleville Bistro, & more!
- Discounts at Brooklyn spots Apt 138, Sheep StationThe Habitat, Zu Zu Ramen & 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!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cell Phone Photography Exhibit In Soho

This week is your last chance to swing by The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art (138 Sullivan Street) and check out Click Send -- a photography exhibition for an Autism charity that features pictures taken with cell phone cameras of every make and model. It closes on Thursday.

Click here for more information.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Win Free Tickets To Broadway's Follies

It's time for another Broadway giveaway!

The lavish and landmark new staging of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award winning musical Follies just opened for a historic limited engagement on Broadway -- complete with a 28-piece orchestra and a cast of 41 -- led by Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines and Elaine Paige.

We have five pairs of tickets to give to five lucky readers and their guests! To enter, simply click here and fill out our contest form! Include the name and e-mail address of the guest you'd like to take and we'll send both of you an e-mail if you win! You can enter up to five times with five different guests! We'll pick the winners tomorrow at random.

If you're not a winner, you can still get discounted tickets to the show. Now through October 2nd, mid-mezzanine seats are available starting at just $65 and orchestra & front mezzanine starting at $89. Go to or call 212-947-8844 and use code 2BUDDY. You can also mention the code at the Marquis Theater Box Office (46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue).

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Free Admission: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum & More!

Today Heart of Brooklyn hosts its first ever Free Summer Sunday -- a day of free admission and special programs at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park and Prospect Park Zoo.

It's the first time all six spots will be open to the public for free on the same day!

Click here for more information.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Summer Streets - A 6.9 Mile Car-Free Route

Summer Streets are back! For the fourth straight summer, Park Avenue will be closed to motor vehicles from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge on three consecutive Saturday mornings in August so bikers, pedestrians, dog walkers, and everyone else can enjoy a stroll along one of the city's busiest avenues. Take advantage of this car-free route between 7AM and 1PM.

There will be free bike rentals, free fitness classes, crafts, and much more! Additional information can be found here.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Free Ra Ra Riot Concert In Prospect Park

Ra Ra Riot headlines a free concert in Prospect Park this evening as part of Celebrate Brooklyn's free summer concert series. The show kicks off at 7PM. Expect large crowds.

Click here for more information.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Free Maroon 5 Concert At Rockefeller Plaza

Maroon 5 will be performing a free concert in Rockefeller Center tomorrow as part of the Toyota Concert Series on NBC's Today. Viewing is on a first-come, first-serve basis at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza and fans are encouraged to arrive by 6AM. Set those alarms!

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

RiverFlicks: Screening Of The Fighter

There are only a few weeks left of Hudson River Park's RiverFlicks summer movie series.

Tonight's film, The Fighter, will begin at dusk (8:30PM) at Pier 63 between 22nd Street and 24th Street. We heard a rumor about free popcorn too!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Free Stargazing At The High Line

There are only a few more weeks to take advantage of free stargazing at The High Line! Every Tuesday through the end of the summer, the Amateur Astronomers Association will be hosting a get together starting at 7:30PM. High-powered telescopes will be on hand, as you get a lesson about night sky from the experts themselves. More details can be found here.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Free Admission To Eldridge Street Synagogue

It normally costs $10 to check out the magnificently restored Eldridge Street Synagogue, but on Mondays admission is free! Click here for more information.