FREE + CHEAP NYC - Week starting July 18, 2013
- 07/18/2013 by Angela Church & Maayan Schneider (WBAI)

Free +Cheap NYC can be heard on Thursdays on Wake Up Call during the Arts in the Apple segment, 7:30am - 8am, and again at 4:55pm.

July 20: 11 am at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens: You can let your tween run on the wild side!  
Wild Side Discovery allows your 9-12 year old to uncover creepy and carnivorous plants, and venture into the forest to explore the plants that Native Americans and pioneers depended on to survive. It is free with admission to the garden - Just don't forget the sunblock and bug spray.

There are many free, open-air screenings in the city this summer, and here are a few. The films usually start at sunset (around 8-8:30 pm), but common wisdom is to get there at least 2 hours early, to settle in.  Angela’s recommendation: “Bring a blanket to sit on and always check the grass for sprinklers.  Little buggers are on a timer!”

July 19: “ParaNorman” at Hudson Pier 46
July 22: “The African Queen”, Bryant Park
July 24:  Best Picture Winner “Argo” at Hudson Pier 63
July 25: DJ Ayres  at 6, Short film “Irish Folk Furniture” after the DJ set, and finally "Willy Wonka and The Chocolate" Factory at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Among many others free offerings -
July 24: At 7:30, there’s a free concert of music from FELA! and How to Survive a Plague at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park (just south of Lincoln Center.)

Senior Planet - Aging with Attitude
July 19 – and every Friday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Senior Planet Exploration Center - 127 W. 25th St. , Manhattan
FREE, RSVP recommended

In this weekly workshop, learn how to manage your privacy settings and build your contact list, share interesting Facebook pages and posts with other Senior Planet members and develop more advanced Facebook skills. To RSVP, call 646-590-0615 or email

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