FREE + CHEAP NYC - Week starting July 26, 2013
- 07/23/2013 by Angela Church & Maayan Schneider, WBAI

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Free +Cheap NYC can be heard on Thursdays on Wake Up Call during the Arts in the Apple segment, 7:30am - 8am, and again at 4:55pm.

Weekly – every Friday night through 8/30/13, at 9:30 pm You can catch the Fireworks at Coney Island Beach, Brooklyn!

There are many free, open-air screenings in the city this summer, and here are a few. The films usually start at sunset (around 8-8:30 pm), but common wisdom is to get there at least 2 hours early, to settle in.  Angela’s recommendation: “Bring a blanket to sit on and always check the grass for sprinklers.  Little buggers are on a timer!”

July 26: “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” at Hudson Pier 46
July 29: “A Foreign Affair”, at Bryant Park
July 31:  “Moonrise Kingdom” at Hudson Pier 63
August 1: "8 Mile” at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Prospect Park Peristyle, Parkside Ave. and Parade Pl., Brooklyn
Free, $10 donation appreciated

Come out to Prospect Park for  “Spring Into Yoga”, a celebration through yoga.

Teachers trained in different styles will be giving donation-based classes throughout the afternoon, with the scenic Prospect Park lake in the background. The event will be held, rain or shine, in the Peristyle, a gorgeous stone pavilion at the south side of Prospect Park, just off of Parkside Avenue, north of the parade grounds. The Peristyle has a roof, so no worries, you won’t get wet if it rains.

Please bring your own mat, as there will be none provided.

Sunday Class Schedule:


July 27:  At 7 pm, the Hip to Hip Shakespeare Company is performing THE TEMPEST at Beach 17th St. at Far Rockaway, Queens.  Performance is free.

Among many others free offerings -

July 30: At 5:30, there’s a free concert of music from “A Tribe Called Red”, a 3-DJ crew from Ottawa, Canada, will be performing at Brookfield Place Plaza, 220 Vesey Street downtown;
July 31: At 6 pm, there’s a free concert at Madison Square Park featuring Erin McKeown and Lake Street Dive.  

Now through August 4th, catch the exciting dance company Pilobolus, at the Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue; tickets start at $10! For full details and schedule, visit:

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Pilobolus Dance Company


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