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Cheap Chick NYC Cheap and Free Weekend Events, May 27-30, 2011

By Cheapchicknyc

Friday May 27, 2011

Rejoin your old friends Maverick and Goose on the Intrepid battleship during a screening of Top Gun! doors open at 7:30 p.m., movie begins at 8:30 p.m., Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), free!

Fall in love with Rooftop Films as they screen short films relating to the "Pursuit of Love," Doors open at 8 p.m. , films begin at 9 p.m., Open Road Rooftop, LES, 350 Grand Street, tkts are $10, and you can buy them at the door (you can also buy them online, but I couldn’t get the website to come up.)

A-B-C, easy as 1-2-3 to see Michael Jackson Foreverland tribute band tonight! Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m., Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. bet. N. 11th and 12th Streets, $5!

Today is also the opening day for Governors Island (, and the South Street Seaport Water Taxi Beach, now known as the Beekman Beer Garden (!

Plus get animated for the Bill Plympton Film Festival at the Museum of the Moving Image! (!

Saturday May 28, 2011

Have le fun at Le Bingo, hosted by drag queen Linda Simpson and other assorted friends! 7 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., free to enter and just $2 per card and poss buying some food/drinks!

Rock out with punk opera Pink Floyd: The Wall down at Coney Island! Doors open at 8 p.m., Movie is on at 8:30 p.m., Coney Island Museum, between Stillwell Ave. and W. 12th Street, $6, buy tkts here:!

A movie geek’s fantasy come true, Movieoke gives them the chance to recite all their favorite movie lines. I myself like “1.21 gigawatts of electricity?!” 10:15 p.m., 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson (and Canal), $10, buy tkts here:

Saturday and Sunday May 28 and 29, 2011

Visit famous movie sites of the UES during this tour led by Discovery Walking Tours! "Nearly 20 famous film locales will be spotted on this East Side holiday weekend tour including the Breakfast at Tiffany's townhouse, a James Bond getaway scene, the site of Marilyn Monroe's subway grate pose, the Urban Cowboy apartment, and locations from Mad Men and two Woody Allen films!" 1:30 p.m., Call 212-465-3331 for meeting place and reservations, tour is $18!

Discovery is also leading The American Revolution and Brooklyn Bridge tour, “In celebration of Memorial Day Weekend, a walk across the bridge to discuss the layout of the Battle of Brooklyn, fought in 1776, followed by a walk through Lower Manhattan to review its patriotic history. Stops include Federal Hall, where Washington was inaugurated; the graves of Alexander Hamilton and Declaration Signer Francis Lewis; St Paul’s Chapel; Bowling Green and the site of The Battle of Golden Hill,” 4:30 p.m., call 212-465-3331 for meeting place and reservation, $18!

Sunday May 29, 2011

Watch out for the undead as Brooklyn’s Zombie Crawl gets underway! 4 p.m., Starts at Knitting Factory where you can get “zombied-up” and those undead 21+ can enjoy drink specials, 361 Metropolitan Avenue, then at 6 p.m. it moves to McCarran Park around 6:45 for games and other undead amusements, before ending up at Public Assembly (70 North 6th Street) around 8:45 p.m., $8! For more info go here:

Does the founder of Facebook have any friends? Find out at this Social Network screening! 2 p.m., Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 550 Madison Ave. at 56th St, free, but call (212) 833-8100 for reservations!

The LES Jewish Conservancy will take you on a tour of sacred sites where immigrants would worship on their Lower East Side Then and Now Walking Tour! Stops include the Bialystoker Synagogue, Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, and Kehila Kedosha Janina, 10:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Meet in front of Abrons Art Center, 488 Grand Street, corner of Pitt Street, tour is $16, $2 more on day of tour! Buy tkts here:

Today and tomorrow Green-Wood Cemetery commemorates the Civil War with re-enacators, a concert, and candlelight procession! (

Monday May 30, 2011

The New York Philharmonic is performing a free Memorial Day concert today at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine! 8 p.m., 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, free!

Don’t forget the Met ( is open today as part of Met Holiday Mondays (and is pay-what-you-wish! Just tell the cashier you’d like to make a donation today) and the Museum of the City of New York ( is also open today (has a suggested $10 admission, which = pay-what-you-wish)!

Regress to the late 90’s/early 2000’s with Freaks and Geeks ( and Buffy marathons (come on’ watch it once more with feeling!) today as well (!

And all weekend long, you don’t need to go down to the docks to meet a sailor during Fleet Week (, NYC’s beaches open this weekend (, and The 16th Annual LES Festival for the Arts is happening at Theater for the New City ( !

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