Friday, August 31, 2012

Last Chance: Beer Exhibit @ NY Historical Society

This weekend is your last chance to swing by the New York Historical Society (170 Central Park West) and check out the museum's Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History exhibit which closes on Sunday. Admission is pay-what-you-want on Fridays from 6PM-8PM.

The exhibit concludes with a beer hall featuring an assortment of local beers.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Free Rides: Prospect Park Carousel

Bring your kids by the Prospect Park carousel for free rides this afternoon. Anyone under 12 will be able to ride the century-old carousel from 12PM-6PM. For everyone else? It's just $2.00

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kelso Brewery Night At Brazen Head

Brooklyn's own Kelso Brewery will be featuring five of its beers on tap this evening at Brazen Head (228 Atlantic Avenue). There will be $4 pints from 6PM-8PM and $5 pints thereafter.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

Over the weekend, the Metropolitan Opera kicked off its fourth annual Summer HD Festival which features free nightly screenings of its performances in the Lincoln Center Plaza.

More than 3,000 seats are available each night on a first-come, first-served basis each evening. Click here for more information. Below is a list of upcoming shows.

The Met Opera Summer HD Festival schedule:

Aug. 27 - “La Sonnambula” @ 8
Aug. 28 - “Satyagraha” @ 7:45
Aug. 29 - “Salome” @ 8
Aug. 30 - “La Cenerentola” at @ 7:45
Aug. 31 - “Faust” @ 7:30
Sept. 1 - “Le Comte Ory” @ 8
Sept. 2 - “Il Trovatore” @ 8
Sept. 3 - “Anna Bolena” @ 7:30

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Night Fireworks At 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 23, 2012

Hudson River Park Blues BBQ On Saturday

More music this weekend -- on Saturday at 2PM the 13th 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 Dinosaur Bar B Que) serve up grub.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cheese & Baguettes At Blind Tiger Ale House

Swing by Blind Tiger Ale House (281 Bleecker Street) in the West Village tonight and every Wednesday starting at 6PM for some gratis snacks. Treat yourself to a baguette and a rotating selection of cheeses from Murray's. They're free 'till they're gone!

This Weekend: Afro-Punk Festival W/ Erykah Badu & Das Racist

The 8th annual Afro-Punk Festival takes place in Fort Greene's Commodore Barry Park this weekend. The free festival will feature performances by Erykah Badu, Gym Class Heroes, Janelle Monae, Das Racist, Skindred, Toro Y Moi, Reggie Watts, and more!

This year, 15 food trucks will also be on site as part of the Afro-Punk Beats and Bites Food Truck Festival.

Click here for details.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Free Bowling For Kids In Astoria

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 kids will receive two free games of bowling every single day all summer long. Click here for more information and to register.

See other specials which adults can take advantage of by clicking on the image below.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Free Tix To Shakespeare In The Park: Into The Woods

The 50th anniversary season of Shakespeare In The Park winds down this week, as the final performance of Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods takes place on Saturday.

Free tickets are distributed at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park daily at 1:00PM the day of the show (limit of two per person). You can also enter the Public Theater's online ticket lottery for your shot at landing seats.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Final "Summer Streets" Tomorrow

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.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Final Broadway In Bryant Park This Afternoon

The final Broadway In Bryant Park takes place this afternoon with performances from: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Avenue Q, Bring It On: The Musical, Rock of Ages, A Christmas Story.

The Thursday afternoon concert runs from 12:30PM to 1:30PM.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Saturday Night Live Ticket Lottery

Throughout the television season there are generally two ways to land tickets to a taping of Saturday Night Live: (a) sleep outside of 30 Rockefeller Plaza and grab a standby number at 7:00AM the morning of a taping, or (b) know somebody, who knows somebody, who knows somebody.

But did you know there's one other method that's worth a shot? NBC holds an annual lottery for free  tickets, in August only. To enter, simply send an email to with all your contact details and cross your fingers.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Home Brewing Contest at Union Hall In Park Slope

This evening at 7PM, Union Hall (702 Union Street) hosts one of its regular home brewing contests. Swing by and watch the competitors battle it out, as you have the chance to sample the brews for yourself and see if you agree with the judges. Four winners will be selected to move on to the finals later this year.

There will also be cheese provided by Stinky Bklyn, homemade beef jerky, and some extra special beers available for your drinking pleasure at the event. Bottoms up!

Monday, August 13, 2012

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.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Free Joan Jett And The Blackhearts Concert

Joan Jett And The Blackheart will be rocking out at Coney Island this evening as part of the 34th annual Seaside Summer Concert Series.

Swing by W. 21st Street and Surf Avenue (next to the Cyclones ballpark) starting at 7:30PM for some rock & roll. Click here for more info.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

$1 Tacos @ The Wharf In Murray Hill

Swing by Wharf Bar & Grill in Murray Hill tonight and every Wednesday for $1 tacos from 4PM - 2AM. Choose from beef, chicken, or fish and wash it down with a $3 Miller Lite!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Brooklyn Bridge Pop-Up Pool @ Pier 2

All summer long, you can swing along the backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge at The Pop-Up Pool At Pier 2. The pool includes a beach, deck, and picnic tables -- and is open from 10AM to 6PM.

Click here for more information.

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Moth StorySlam @ The Bell House

Swing by The Bell House (149 7th Street) in Brooklyn tonight for the Moth StorySlam. Tickets are just $8. Doors open at 7:30PM and stories begin at 8:00PM. Attendees can volunteer to be on a judging team or dive in and share their stories.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Summer Streets - A 6.9 Mile Car Free Route

Summer Streets are back! For the 5th 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 tomorrow morning.

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

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Free Screening: Wet Hot American Summer

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

Click here for more information and a list of upcoming screenings.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Free Screening Of The Princess Bride in McCarren Park

The Princess Bride screens in Williamsburg's McCarren Park this evening as part of the summer film series SummerScreen. Two hours of live music kicks off at 6PM, followed by the movie.

Click here for more information.