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Cheap and Free NYC Summer Guide, June 2011 (Part One!)

By Cheapchicknyc
Happy Summer from the Cheap Chick! While you're sitting next to your AC (or freezer), sipping a cool drink, or reclining by the beach, take a look at the first part of my Cheap Chick Summer Guide! (July and August to follow!)
Weekend picks will be posted by this afternoon, but the Summer Guide includes many events happening this weekend!
Cheap Chick NYC Cheap and Free NYC Summer Guide, June 2011 (Part One!)

June 2-July 16, 2011-Embrace your inner artist at the River-to-River Festival, a free summer arts festival featuring music, film, dance, theatre, and art in downtown Manhattan,

June 2-August 4, 2011-Get down and get funky with your soulful self during the R&B and World Music at the BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech,

June 6-July 31, 2011-Shakespeare in the Park starts! Get your free tkts to Measure for Measure and All’s Well That End’s Well by waiting online (early!) or trying your luck with the online virtual lottery,

June 10, 2011-August 6, 2011- Celebrate Brooklyn concert series starts tonight with Andrew Bird,

June 11, 2011-Celebrate Brooklyn’s Gay Pride with a street fair, 5K run, and parade today,

June 11, 2011-Expose yourself (at least part of yourself!) at the World Naked Bike Ride today! Decorate your bike (and your body-best not to confuse the two!) at East River Park (East River Park in Manhattan at Delancey Street) and bike-off at 5:30 p.m.??

June 11 and 12, 2011-Chow down on some meaty summertime treats including ribs, brisket, and pork shoulder at the Big Apple BBQ Block Party at Madison Square Park! Vegetarians need not attend (Seriously. Except for dessert and booze.),

June 11- Sept 18, 2011-The Williamsburg Waterfront Festival features a wide range of acts including They Might be Giants, Kurt Vile and the Violators, and Death Cab for Cutie!

June 12, 2011-The Puerto Rican Parade hits Fifth Avenue today!

June 13, 2011-The new East River Ferry opens today with stops in Manhattan, North Brooklyn, DUMBO and Governors Island. Free rides offered through June 24, 2011!

June 14, 2011-Billed as the “world’s biggest block party” get free admission to museums along the “mile” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Museum Mile Festival! Live bands and other entertainment round out the event!

June 16, 2011-Enjoy a day of Ulysses read by the likes of Colum McCann, Michael Cerveris, and Fionnula Flanagan during Bloomsday on Broadway!

June 16-19, 2011-Soak up a mish-mash of music, film, art, and ideas at the L magazine’s Northside Festival!

June 17, 2011-Watch fireworks from the beach in Coney Island every Friday night this summer at 9:30 p.m.,

June 18, 2011-Have some fun under the sea (or at least near it) while partying with Neptune’s friend during the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade,

June 18, 2011-Take yourself out to the ballpark as the Brooklyn Cyclones open for the season today,

June 18, 2011-We’re talking hardware, not toothpaste at Crest Fest, a benefit for City Reliquary sponsored by a hardware store, featuring “art, music, and hardware,”

June 18-26, 2011-Let the rainbow colors fly during Pride Week,

June 19, 2011-Jump into some soapy, sudsy, summer (I love alliteration!) fun with Newmindspace’s Bubble Battle!

June 19, 2011-Strike a pose, a yoga pose that is, at the Mind Over Madness Yoga all-day event! Instructors will be on-hand to provide instruction to students of all skill sets, 7:30 a.m. to sunset, Times Square, free!

June 20, 2011-August 22, 2011-Get classical, not physical with the Naumberg Orchestral Concerts in Central Park,

June 21, 2011-Mix and mingle with media professionals to find your next freelance gig or job at the Deadline Club’s Summer Solstice Networking Mixer! 6:30 p.m., Playwright Celtic Pub & Restaurant (732 8th Ave. bet. 45th and 46th, cash bar and light appetizers will be served. Please RSVP here:

June 25, 2011-The Fort Greene Festival is NOT a street fair! It’s a “music, film, and cultural festival” that takes place in Fort Greene Park,

June 25 and 26, 2011-Live out your Gatsby-esque fantasies while Charleston-ing around the dance floor at the Jazz-Age picnic on Governors Island,

June 27, 2011-Free pizza tasting as you test out Carmine’s new pizza recipes! 6:30-9:30 p.m., 436 Union Ave. (at Metropolitan), Williamsburg, free!

June 27-July 16, 2011-Jump, jive, and wail as you dance outside during Midsummer Night Swing,

June 28, 2011-Spend an evening with Gary Shteyngart as he reads from his new book Super Sad True Love Story! PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main St., DUMBO,!

June 28, 2011, Rufus Wainwright joins members of the New York City Opera as part of the River-to-River Festival,

June 29, 2011-Put one toe in at a time or dive right into the cool water as the NYC swimming pools open for the summer!

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