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Cheap and Free NYC Weekend Event Picks, June 8-10, 2012

By Cheapchicknyc
Editor's Note: Dear all, apologies for the non-blog last w/e. I was out-of-town, and had pre-scheduled a blog to post, but unfortunately, Blogger dropped the ball, and the post did not publish as planned. I do hope to make it up to you all in the next week with some new long-form entries, as well as fabulous new weekend event picks next week! In the meantime, please do enjoy these abbreviated w/e event picks!
Friday June 8, 2012
Catch the Inflatable Sculpture Show (free) 7-9 p.m., 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave., free (w/RSVP) here!
See the classic May-October romance Harold and Maude as part of the Museum of the Moving Image's Paramount in the 1970's series, $12 or free w/museum admission! Remember the museum is free on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., movie starts @ 7 p.m.!
Watch shows as part of Lincoln Center's LCT3 Festival! (Begins today through July 15th!) All tkts are $20!
Rooftop Films is screening Fat Kid Rules the World, Matthew Lillard's full-length feature film debut tonight w/a Q&A and free post-screening after party! Doors open @ 8 p.m., more deets here!
Celebrate all-things Prince @ the Erotic City Tribute to Prince @ the Brooklyn Bowl tonight @ 11:30 p.m.! 
And finally Films on the Green screens The Snows of Kilimanjaro @ Washington Square Park! Movie begins @ 8:30 p.m.!
Saturday June 9, 2012
Samba with Stella and Beebe, the Prospect Park zoo's talented sea lions as they jam out with Samba New York! Free w/zoo admission! Noon and 2 p.m.
Sip your way to summer w/Union Square Wines & Spirits' La Vie en Rose Tasting! 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., 140 Fourth Avenue, free!
BE A HISTORY DETECTIVE: THE GREENWICH VILAGE SCAVENGER HUNT– (with Discovery Walking Tours)  "And now for something completely different. Instead of being led through the Village, this time discover its history by teaming up,using a map and deciphering clues on your way through the nooks and crannies and hidden sidestreets of the Village. First to come back with the most correct answers wins!" 5:15 p.m., call 212-465-3331, $20!
Pie in the Sky! Time for the Daisy Flour Pie Contest @ Smorgasburg today! 2 p.m.! Proceeds to benefit the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen!
Saturday and Sunday June 9 and 10th, 2012
Discover Fort Greene! "Who knew that Fort Greene would be the home to a Pulitzer Prize winning poet, a stop on the Underground Railroad, the Brooklyn Academy of Music , and one of the largest internments of Revolutionary War heroes?" Find out more w/Discovery Walking Tours! Sat: 2:30 p.m. and Sunday @ 2 p.m., Call 212-465-3331 for reservations and meeting place!
The Figment Art Festival (complete w/mini-golf!) takes place on Governors Island this w/e!
Eat your heart out w/the Big Apple BBQ in Madison Square Park!
Sunday June 10, 2012
The Prospect Park Carousel turns 100 today! Mark the occasion with free rides, and cake, as well as games, crafts and other activities!
Jazz it up w/the 5th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival today @ 1 p.m., at the Urban Meadow(President St. and Van Brunt Streets), free!
Get your yolk on w/the Egg Rolls and Egg Cream Festival starting at 12 p.m. and running to 4 p.m., on the LES!
Also happening all w/e (and beyond)  is the Queer New York International Festival, and the VHS exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design!
And looking forward...the Vision Festival starts Monday! 

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