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Cheap and Free NYC Weekend Events, April 20-22, 2012

By Cheapchicknyc
Five photographers who focus on New York will be giving talks at the International Center of Photography starting tonight with Barbara Mensch! ICP, Sixth Ave. and 44th Streets, cost: $15! For more info and I guess start time, call 212.857.0001!
Join Mouth and the gang at the Tribeca Film Festival’s free screening of The Goonies at the Tribeca Drive-in, World Financial Center, 22 Vesey St., opens at 6:00 pm., Activities and programming begin at 6:30 pm.Film screenings start at dusk (approx. 8:15 p.m., free!

Saturday Apr 21, 2012
Check out free sporting activities sponsored by the Tribeca Film Festival! 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hudson River Park’s Pier 40, free!
Plant yourself on Roosevelt Island for the Fifth Annual Cherry Blossom Walk led by The Roosevelt Island Historical Society, 11 a.m. Meet at the R.I.H.S.Visitor Center Tram Plaza, Roosevelt Island, $10 suggested donation! For reservations: email [email protected] or call 212-688-4836.
Give back to the city you live in by participating in New York Cares Day across the city. 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. cost: $20* registration fee, To register go here:
Crack open all the $1 oysters you can eat! 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Brooklyn Oenology, 209 Wythe Avenue, #106 (between N. 3rd and N. 4th), free! Just pay $1 per oyster!
Say hi to George Glass for me when you get to the Brooklyn Glass Open House! Workshops ongoing throughout the day! 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Brooklyn Glass, 142 – 13th Street, free!
Spin on into record stores for World Record Store Day today!, say Buenos Dias at El Museo del Barrio’s Super Sabado celebration
Celebrate original feminist Gertrude Stein at the Poets House event Stanzas in Meditation: A Gertrude Stein Celebration “Four emerging textual scholars - Logan Esdale, Susannah Hollister, Liesl Olson and Emily Setina - share their recent work in the Gertrude Stein archives at Yale University, moderated by the collection’s curator Nancy Kuhl. A reading of Stein’s poetic work follows, with Paolo Javier, Rachel Levitsky, Ariana Reines, Joan Retallack, Christopher Schmidt, Laura Sims and Stacy Szymaszek.” Panel discussion 1:00 p.m., reading 3:00 p.m., Poets House, 10 River Terrace, cost: $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members
Sunday Apr 22
Bells from 100 ringers will be sounding at the 34th Annual English Handbell Festival at Riverside Church today! 4:00 p.m. in the Church’s Nave, at 490 Riverside Drive (bet. 120th & 122nd St.), Morningside Heights, $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. For tickets and additional information, the public can call the Riverside Box Office at 212-870-6784.Relax and enjoy the Global Cameristi concert in the parlor. Featured performers include Sarah Pratt will be featured on Violin, Claire Chan on Viola, Elisabeth Anderson on Cello, and Livio Caroli on Oboe. Music will include “the Mozart quartet for Oboe and strings composed specifically for a virtuoso oboe player in Munich whom Mozart greatly admired.” 2:30 p.m., Salmagundi Arts Club, 47 Fifth Ave., free!
For many more events this w/e go to my Earth Day Guide!

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