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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Visit The Brooklyn Botanic Garden... For Free!

All summer long you can visit The Brooklyn Botanic Garden for free on Tuesdays. It's open from 8:00AM - 6:00 PM.

Click here for more details. Enjoy!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Free Public Art In Union Square & Madison Square Park

Happy Memorial Day! Take some time to stroll around the Union Square and Flatiron area. Besides Mad. Sq. Eats and the Union Square Greenmarket, make sure to check out two public art projects that were recently installed.

Madison Square Park will be home to Jaume Plensa's Echo -- a sculpture depicting a nine-year old girl from Barcelona -- through August 14th.


And on the northwest corner of Union Square you'll find The Andy Monument -- a glistening sculpture of Andy Warhol.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Late Night Happy Hour ($1.50 Beers!) At Enid's

From Sunday - Wednesday, swing by Enid's (560 Manhattan Avenue) from midnight until 2AM for 2-for-1 beers and well cocktails. That means beers start at just $1.50, but we suggest splurging $3.00 for a Sixpoint Righteous Rye or Brooklyn Lager.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cutting Edge Crochet Art Exhibit In Soho

Today is the last day that you can check out an exhibit called Knitting Is For Puss*** at the Christopher Henry Gallery (127 Elizabeth Street) in Soho. Artist Olek has created a studio apartment in which every single item -- from the television to the toilet -- has been crocheted.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Save 20% On The Bronx Zoo's Animal Tales Extravaganza

There's no better time to head to the Bronx Zoo than for its annual Animal Tales Extravaganza. The interactive, animal-themed weekend parties take place through June 26th and they are free with admission to the zoo.

Buy tickets today and save 20% off your purchase! You'll gain access to author readings, character meet & greets, craft activities, and much more!

Free Movie Screening On The Intrepid: Top Gun

The Intrepid's free summer movie series kicks off tonight with Top Gun! The museum is once again opening up its flight deck for a series of free screenings throughout the summer. Doors open at 7:30PM and the screenings begin at sunset.

Click here for a full list of upcoming movies.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Free Admission To EastVille Comedy Club This Weekend

Mention NYC DAILY DEALS when you make a reservation for the 9PM or 11PM show Friday and 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:

(The Cosby Show, Law and Order)

(Showtime at the Apollo, HBO Def Comedy Jam)

Free Rihanna Concert At Rockefeller Plaza Tomorrow

One of New York's most popular summer concert series kicks things off tomorrow morning with a bang! Rihanna (ever heard of her?) will be performing a free set in Rockefeller Center 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, May 25, 2011

Eat Out & Save Money With Dinetonite

Last month 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!

Click here to visit DineTonight and start saving now.

$1 Burgers At Goodburger

In honor of National Burger Month, Goodburger will be serving $1.00 burgers at each of their six Manhattan locations this afternoon from 3PM-5PM. “The Works” -- lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard, and mayo -- are included! There's a maximum of five burgers per customer and the deal is valid on in-store purchases only.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Free Whoopie Pies This Afternoon

Last week, Sweetery NYC gave you free cupcakes. And just when you thought that couldn't be topped... they're back again today with free whoopie pies! The mobile dessert vendor will be at 11th Avenue and 36th Street starting at 11:30AM and make its way over to the Barnes & Noble in Union Square at 3PM. Enjoy!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Two For One Admission at Seven NYC Museums

This week is your last chance to take advantage of two for one admission at the following seven New York City museums. Simply print out this pass and you'll be good to go!

American Folk Art Museum
Asia Society Museum
International Center of Photography
The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Museum of Arts and Design
Museum of Chinese in America
The Noguchi Museum
Rubin Museum of Art


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Last Chance: Giant Roses On Park Avenue

We love ourselves a good public art project. And this week is your last chance to check out a series of 38 giant roses that have been installed along Park Avenue between 57th Street and 67th Street. The flowers -- which are as tall as 25 feet -- will be on display through the weekend.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Le Bingo at Le Poisson Rouge

Bingo at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street) isn't for your grandmother. Swing by tonight and every Saturday evening starting at 7PM, where you'll have the chance to win an assortment of prizes -- from discount-store delights to a cash jackpot! The festivities take place in the Gallery Bar and happy hour prices are available until 7:30PM. Admission is free and Bingo cards cost $2.00 each.

Click here for all the details.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mad. Sq. Eats: Flatiron's Food Festival

Mad. Sq. Eats is a month-long gathering of some of New York's best food vendors in Worth Square (just west of Madison Square Park). Open daily from 11AM-9PM now through June 3rd, you might just find bites from spots like Roberta's, Calexico, Sigmund Pretzelshop, and Stuffed Artisan Cannolis!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Win Passes To The 2011 CMJ Music Marathon + Free Music

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. We're teaming up with the organizers to give some of our lucky readers the chance to win CMJ Full Access Badges over the next few months.

Each badge -- which costs $395 -- 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!

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

To enter our first CMJ Music Marathon contest, simply click here and fill out our contest entry form. Only one entry per person. Contest closes on Sunday, 5/22 at 11:59PM. We'll select one winner at random on Monday.

Even if you don't win this time around, we don't want you to walk away empty handed. CMJ recently launched a new monthly compilation called CMJ FreePlay. It features 18 free tracks from Antlers, Art Brut, Man Man, and more! All you need to do is "like" CMJ on Facebook or sign up for their email list to gain access to the download.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Free Cupcakes From Sweetery NYC

Today at 3PM, Sweetery NYC will be setting up shop at 50th Street between 6th & 7th Avenue to hand out more than 1,000 free cupcakes. Hopefully the rain will take a break right around then!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Meatball Tuesdays At... Ikea!

That's right. You can find more than just cheap furniture at IKEA in Brooklyn. Every Tuesday from 4PM-8:30PM, an order of their signature meatballs costs just $2.49. You'll get 15 Swedish meatballs with lingon berries, potatoes and cream sauce. There's a limit of one per customer.

Monday, May 16, 2011

World Yacht: Presents: Maifest on the Hudson

This Saturday at noon, World Yacht is hosting New York’s first Maifest on the Hudson to commemorate the celebration of spring and the crowning of Miss German America.

The event will feature entertainment from the German American festival band, Alpine Squeeze, and food options (available for purchase) will include German sausages, classic and chicken bratwursts, and German plumm cake.

Admission to the beer garden area at Pier 81 (@ West 41st Street) normally costs $15, but you can grab your ticket today for just $4.95 with discount code NYCDAILY.

Win Free Tickets To Broadway's The Normal Heart

It's time for another Broadway giveaway!

The Normal Heart -- a groundbreaking story of love, rage and pride -- is back on Broadway for just 96 performances. A quarter-century after it was written, this outrageous show provides a totally unforgettable look at the sexual politics of New York during the AIDS crisis. It remains one of the theatre’s most powerful evenings ever.

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 May 22nd, rear mezzanine seats are available starting at just $59 and orchestra & front mezzanine starting at $75. Go to BroadwayOffers.com or call 212-947-8844 and use code NHBX325. You can also mention the code at the Golden Theatre Box Office (252 West 45th Street).

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair In Park Slope

Today from 12PM-5PM, The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair takes place in Park Slope. From Sterling Place down to 12th Street, you'll find three stages of music, puppetry theater, arts & crafts, and food from dozens of Brooklyn's best restaurants!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Half-Priced Frappuccinos At Starbucks This Weekend

Today and tomorrow, swing by Starbucks from 3PM-5PM for half-priced Frappuccinos.

Click here for more information.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Win Tickets To The Taste Of Tribeca

On Saturday, May 21st, one of our favorite food events of the year is taking place -- Taste of Tribeca! The outdoor culinary festival will be featuring signature dishes from dozens of renowned Tribeca restaurants including Terroir Wine Bar, Flor de Sol, Landmarc, Locanda Verde, Nobu, and The Palm. You can view all the participating restaurants here.

Tickets to the event are $40 each and all proceeds from the event will ensure the continuation of arts and enrichment programs at local public schools PS 150 and PS 234.

Want to attend? Well perhaps today is your lucky day! We have two pairs of tickets to give away to a couple of a food loving fans. To enter, simply visit our Facebook page and post a photo of yourself stuffing your face with your favorite food. Well pick two winners tomorrow!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Free Admission To EastVille Comedy Club This Weekend

Mention NYC DAILY DEALS when you make a reservation for the 9PM or 11PM show Friday and 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:


(Sex and the City, Road Trip, The Wrestler, David Letterman)


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

Funk Dance Party At Brooklyn Bridge Park

This evening, the first of three upcoming dance parties at Brooklyn Bridge Park takes place. Maceo Parker and DJ Spinna are headlining the festivities which start at 7PM and include dance lessons, a beer garden and free bike valet parking.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The 2011 NYC Pizza Run: Tickets On Sale Now!

We're excited to announce that the second annual NYC Pizza Run will be taking place in Tompkins Square Park on Saturday, June 11th. Participants will once again aim to complete a 2.25 mile run while stopping to eat three slices of pizza at checkpoints throughout the course.

Tickets are on sale now! Last year, the event sold out in one week, and we expect tickets to sell even more quickly this year, as space is extremely limited. Be one of the first 10 people to register today and save 10% with the discount code: DEAL. 

Click here to reserve your spot now!


Your registration fee includes: an official NYC Pizza Run t-shirt, race bib, three slices of pizza (from Pizza By Cer Té) to be consumed during the race, a pizza gift bag to be distributed following the race, and a free drink at the afterparty (at Common Ground) following the race. We also have some great prizes lined up! Follow @nycpizzarun on Twitter to stay in the loop about more NYC Pizza Run news.

A portion of the proceeds will once again benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF).

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Free Cone Day At Haagen Dazs

Not to be outdone by Ben & Jerry's... NYC Big Deal Book vendor Haagen Dazs is giving away free ice cream this evening from 4PM-8PM.

You can find more information, including nearby locations, on their Facebook page. But below are some shops that might be in your hood. Enjoy!



Select Haagen Dazs NYC Locations:

263 Amsterdam Avenue (Upper West Side)
55C E 8th Street (East Village)
1286 Broadway (Herald Square)
2 Penn Plaza (Penn Station)
2905 Broadway (Morningside Heights)
109 Seventh Avenue (Park Slope)
Pier 17 Building (South Street Seaport)
120 Montague Street (Brooklyn Heights)
1188 First Avenue (Upper East Side)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tomorrow: Free Pizza In Park Slope

Park Slope's Campo 'de Fiori (187 5th Avenue) will be giving away free pizza tomorrow from 5PM-11PM. The event will be promoting the restaurant's new $25 Roma prefix menu that includes a sampling of seven different pizza creations and a quartino of white wine. Expect sample of their Burrata pie (mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, mixed greens, basil and olive oil) and Lussuria pie (mozzarella, tomotoes, mushrooms, white truffle and olive oil).

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market Gourmet Food Truck Bazaar

Swing by the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market Gourmet Food Truck Bazaar (39th Street & 9th Avenue) this afternoon from 11AM-5PM for some delicious eats.

An assortment of food trucks (including the Kimchi Taco Truck and Rickshaw Dumpling Truck) will be gathering there the second Sunday of each month through October. Click here for more information.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hester Street Fair Kicks Off The 2011 Season

Last summer, the Hester Street Fair (corner of Hester Street and Essex Street) took Lower Manhattan by storm. And now they're back... with bigger and better vendors.

Today from 10AM-6PM the fair is hosting The Lower Feast Side which will bring some delicious food vendors to the area including Fat Radish, Cheeky Sandwiches, Sigmund Pretzelshop, and dozens more! Swing by early to avoid the lines. We'll see you there!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Free Sprinkles Cupcakes All Weekend Long

Didn't get free cupcakes from the CupcakeStop earlier this week? No worries!

The Los Angeles based cupcake chain Sprinkles is giving away free cupcakes today and all weekend long to celebrate the opening of its first NYC location next week.

Check their Twitter page for exact times and locations, but according to the schedule below, they'll be in the Time Square area this afternoon. Enjoy!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Get A Free $50 Credit On Wellness & Beauty Services At Zeel.com

With summer just around the corner, we'd like to introduce you to Zeel.com -- a brand new site that takes care of all of your beauty and wellness needs. The site connects you with the very best personal trainers, massage therapists, yoga instructors, cosmetic dermatologists, nutritionists, and more! Their network of beauty and wellness providers allows you to book all your services online... for less!

This month, they're offering our readers a FREE $50 credit which is good for any service on the site. To redeem, click here and enter reference code NYCDFREE50 when you join!

 this is a sponsored posting from zeel.com

Cinco De Mayo! $1.00 Beers At Papacito's + Free Tequila Shots

It's Cinco De Mayo! And until 7PM you can grab $1.00 beers at Papacito's (999 Manhattan Avenue) in Greenpoint. They'll also be pouring free tequila shots all night long. Plus musical performances including... WHEATUS! We hear they go on around 10PM. Can't beat that!

Click here for details.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Free Cupcakes From The CupcakeStop Today

The CupcakeStop, which has just returned from a little hiatus, will be giving out free mini cupcakes to our readers today. Be one of the first 50 people to stop by the truck and mention NYC Daily Deals and you'll be treated to a delicious treat from our favorite mobile cupcake vendor. You can find out where they truck is location on its Twitter page.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Free Stargazing At The High Line

Free stargazing at The High Line is back! Every Tuesday this 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, May 2, 2011

Free Ping Pong In Tompkins Square Park All Summer

In recent years, free ping pong tables have been popping up in many NYC parks. And now Tompkins Square has one of its own. All summer long, swing by the East Village park and do your best Forrest Gump impersonation. Chances are, however, that you won't be as cute as the couple below (via EV Grieve).

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Free Ice Cream Sandwiches From Coolhaus In Union Square

Today from 12PM-4PM, the new Coolhaus truck will be handing out free ice cream sandwiches in Union Square. The company is known for its creative all-natural ice cream wrapped in customizable edible wrappers. Keep you eye out for flavors like The Foxy Brown -- nutella toasted almond ice cream on an oatmeal cookie.

Not free today? The same promo will be taking place tomorrow from 12PM-4PM in Madison Square Park! Stay in the loop on the Coolhaus NY Twitter page.