FREE & CHEAP NYC - Week starting August 23, 2013
- 08/21/2013 by Angela Church & Maayan Schneider (WBAI)

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STARGAZING AT THE HIGHLINE
Every Tuesday through 10/29:  FREE STARGAZING at the High Line!!!

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, through Tuesday, October 29.
 

ARTHUR ASHE KIDS’ DAY
Aug. 24:  Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is the largest single-day, grassroots tennis and entertainment event in the world, with chart-topping performers, celebrities and some of the best tennis players in the game coming together to celebrate the life and values of tennis legend and humanitarian Arthur Ashe. The event takes place the Saturday before the US Open.

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day features a ticketed Stadium Show and concert inside Arthur Ashe Stadium preceded by a free Grounds Festival on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

The free Grounds Festival offers interactive games, music and tennis activities for all ages so that kids and their families can enjoy the health and fitness benefits of tennis. Families can test their skills, watch top tennis pros and have a chance to win prizes. The Grounds Festival also features a free concert with exciting up-and-coming talent on the Hess Express Stage. Activities include:
* Face Painting
* Juggling Workshop
* 10 and Under Tennis
* Hair Beading and Braiding
* Storytelling
* Balloon Artists

FILM
This week, two Broadway shows you can catch onscreen!

Aug. 27th: ANNIE at the intersection of Chester & Cornelia Avenues  (in Wolfe’s Pond Park) in Staten Island, 8 pm;
Aug. 29th: KINKY BOOTS at the Main Park House in Cunningham Park Queens, 8 pm – the movie upon which the Tony-Winning Musical is based!

FREE  MUSEUM: FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
By appointment: 33 Liberty St between Nassau & William Sts
Manhattan, NY , Tel: 212-720-6130

Descend 80 feet below street level and commune with the planet's most precious metal. Roughly a quarter of the world's gold (more than $200 billion dollars) is stored here in a gigantic vault that rests on the bedrock of Manhattan Island. You can register for a free, 45-minute tour here.


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Email us at freeandcheap@wbai.org.

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