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Cheap and Free NYC Weekend Events, April 6-8, 2012

By Cheapchicknyc
Friday April 6, 2012
See Faust, as part of the NYPL Monster Film Fest! 3:30 p.m. Mott Haven Library, 321 E. 140th Street, The Bronx, cost: $15!
Drive your way into the future of cars at the New York International Auto Show! See futuristic cars (sorry Spielberg fans, no flying cars yet! Just three more years to go) and green-friendly vehicles! April 6th through Sunday April 15th, 2012, Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Sundays: 10am - 7pm) Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 11th Ave. bet. 34th and 40th Streets, Cost: $15! Buy tkts here:
Travel back in time to 1999 at the Party like it's 1999: Good Friday Edition featuring a variety of music from the 90’s! 10 p.m. The Frontier Room at the Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn, free!
Catch “Being Shakespeare” a one-man show about the Bard featuring actor Simon Callow in a new play by playwright Jonathan Bate and directed by Tom Cairns BAM Harvey Theater, 30 lafayette Ave., Apr 4—7 and 10-14 cost: tkts start at $25! Buy them here:
Saturday April 7, 2012
Get the kids primed for the big day with the Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt at the Queens County Farm Museum! The hunt will take place in the orchard, and the kids can also participate in activities including posing for pics w/Whiskers the Bunny, dancing the “Bunny Hop,” egg tosses, egg rolling games, hay rides, and visits w/farm animals! 12 p.m. to 4p.m. (egg hunts take place throughout the day!) Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Cost: $5 per person
Channel your elementary school days with Modell’s Double Dutch Spring Sports Clinic 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, cost: free!
Also don’t forget about Target Free First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum!! Plus Smorgasburg opens for the summer today!
Feet getting tired pounding the pavement? Get a jump start on your job search by attending the program Organizing and Managing Your Job Search. John Crant will be leading the class which will cover “15 Pathways to Job Search Success, Networking Strategy, Weekly Review of Your Goals, and the 30 Second Calling ‘Script’: Preparation before Calling.” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018,188 Madison Ave. @ 36th Street, free, but seating is on a first-come-first-served basis!
Free Brooklyn Yoga in the Park at, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Prospect Park Long Meadow (repeats every Saturday until 05/05/2012) one order of tots $4 - includes your choice of one spice and one sauce.
Show me the Tots! $14 - includes four orders of tots, with four different spices/sauces.
Languidly sip a Long Island wine at Union Square’s USQ's East(er) End Tasting. Wines served at this event include bottles from local wineries such as Channing Daughters Winery, Shinn Estate Vineyards, Paumanok Vineyards, and Bedell Cellars. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Union Square Wines and Spirits, 140 Fourth Avenue, cost: free!
Saturday April 7, 2012 and Sunday April 8, 2012
Join Discovery Walking Tours on their Easter Weekend Greenwich Village History and Dessert Tour and “Break a Lenten fast with a tour of sites associated with the history and personalities of the Village, from Washington to Bob Dylan with dessert stops along the way. We’ll navigate the nooks and side streets of the Village, including the Washington Sq Arch, Minetta Lane, Patchin Place, the homes of Mark Twain and Edith Wharton, film locations from Sex and the City and When Harry Met Sally, and the Friends apartment building.” 2 p.m. Call 212-465-3331 for reservations and meeting place, cost: $26 (incl food)
Save 30% books, movies, music, and more at Housing Works Bookstore, Also be sure to welcome the launch of Brooklyn's Dekalb Market!, and That Tot Spot opens in Williamsburg at Artists and Fleas! One order of tots $4 - includes your choice of one spice and one sauce. Show me the Tots! $14 - includes four orders of tots, with four different spices/sauces. Artists and Fleas, 70 N. 7th t. bet Wythe and Kent, 10 am. to 7 p.m.
And Bank of America cardholders get free museum admission all weekend at seven spots including the Met, Whitney, and the New-York Historical Society!
Sunday April 8, 2012
If you like to laugh at Roger Sterling’s snarky one-liners, admire Joan’s awesomeness, and marvel at the weirdness of Megan Draper’s teeth with a crowd, then head to the Sheep Station’s regular Mad Men viewing party. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sheep Station, 149 4th Avenue Brooklyn, cost: Free! (Repeats every Sunday during the show’s fifth season)
Give the kids a break from the jelly beans and chocolate bunnies with a special screening of The Princess and the Frog! This movie is part of the BAMcinématek series New Orleans on Film in honor of Dr. John’s residency at BAM and whose “Down in New Orleans” is on the movie’s soundtrack. BAM , 30 Lafayette Ave., cost: General Admission: $12, BAM Cinema Club Members: $7, Movie Moguls: Free, Seniors: $9!
Time to don your Easter bonnet as the photographers snap your photo while you walk down Fifth Avenue in the annual Easter parade! 10 4 p.m. on Fifth Ave. going north starting at 49th Street, cost: Free!

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