Friday, June 25, 2010

Cheap Chick NYC Weekend Event Picks, June 25-27, 2010

Friday June 25, 2010
"The Trojan Women"

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
"The Hudson Warehouse presents Trojan Women, a new adaptation by writer and director Nicholas Martin-Smith, based on the works of Euripides. With the city of Troy decimated by 10 years of war, the women of Troy are corralled into a refugee camp and await their fate at the hands of a bureaucratic system."
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Soldiers and Sailors Monument and Riverside Drive sidewalk, Riverside Park
Subway: 1 to 79th St.

We Hardly Knew V
11 p.m.
Newmindspace and NYCentric are holding a wake for the TK V line, which will cease existence starting Sunday. Dance to some tunes and put the fun back in funeral!
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: 2nd Ave./LES Uptown V platform, E. Houston @Second Ave.
Subway: F,V (not for long!) to 2nd Ave.

The Swedish Midsummer Festival ( is tonight in Battery Park (hopefully it’s not cloudy with a chance of meatballs!)

Friday June 25 and Saturday June 26, 2010
Evil Dead 2
Sure makes you think about getting away from the city, ahhh, I can picture myself relaxing in a cabin in the woods until the killing starts…
Cheap Chick Info: $12.50
Location Info: Landmark Sunshine, 143 East Houston Street
Subway: F,V to Second Ave.

Basic Instinct screening
10:30 p.m.
Better watch out for that ice pick…
Cheap Chick Info: $10
Location Info: 92ndY Tribeca, 200 Hudson St.
Subway: 1,E to Canal St.

Saturday June 26, 2010
Bubble Battle NYC

6 p.m.
Bring any bubble implements you can imagine, pipes, wands, guns, sounds like something out of Clue or Harry Potter. Man your stations!
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Times Square
Subway: A,C,E,1,2,3,7,S to Times Square, 42nd St.

Waterfront Books and Authors Festival
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Authors with a thirst for maritime history will be reading at this event, which features Ben Gibberd, Jessica DuLong, John Waldman, William Kornblum, Trevor Corson, George Matteson, Gabriel Cohen, Terry Walton, and Nathan Ward, as well as performances by Pinataland and a raffle. Refreshments are provided by Fairway and Arizona Ice Tea.
Cheap Chick Info: $6
Location Info: Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge, 290 Conover Street, Brooklyn
Subway: A,C,F,2,3,4,5 to Jay St./Borough Hall or M, N, R to Court Street

Before Stonewall: Gay and Lesbian History Walking Tour
2 p.m.
Big Onion Walking Tours will take you to sites associated with gay and lesbian history like The Stonewall Inn, the Duplex and personalities including Eleanor Roosevelt, Willa Cather, Bayard Rustin, and Audre Lorde.
Cheap Chick Info: $15
Location Info: Northeast corner of Fifth Ave. and Washington Square North
Subway: 6 to Astor Place, R,W to 8th St.

King Michael: Tribute to the King of Pop
8 p.m.
Just “beat it” to this “thriller” of a performance that traces the late pop star from his Jackson 5 days to his post-plastic surgery days.
Cheap Chick Info: Cheapest tickets are $20, buy them here:
Location Info: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY
Subway: 4 to Bedford Park Boulevard

Fishing Festival
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers are hosting this catch-and-release fishing event complete with rods and reels. Other activities include river-themed crafts, free fishing tutorial, Hudson River biodiversity discovery, and live aquatic animals.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: West Harlem Piers Park, 125th St. and the Hudson
Subway: 1 to 125th St.

There’s always room for Jell-O at the Jell-O Mold Competition ( and The Coney Island Film Society is screening Attack of the 50-foot Woman tonight (!

Saturday June 26 and Sunday June 27, 2010
The Williamsburg You Never Knew
2 p.m.
Discovery Walking Tours takes you through this Bklyn hood, “from the hipster to the Hasidic” with stops ranging from Bedford Avenue, Peter Luger’s, the landmark Williamsburg Savings Bank, and the Williamsburg Bridge.
Cheap Chick Info: $18, call 212-465-3331 for reservations and meeting place.
Location Info: See above.
Subway: See above.

Sunday June 27, 2010
Bang on a Can Marathon

12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
This is exactly how it sounds…featuring Mira Calix, Buke and Gass, Vernon Reid, and Kyrgyzstan's jaw harp virtuosos Kambar Kalendarov & Kutman Sultanbekov.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey St. bet West St. and North End Avenue
Subway: 2,3,A,C,E to World Trade Ctr-Park Pl, 1 to Rector St

Veuve Polo Classic
Noon to 6 p.m. (match is at 3 p.m.)
Polo isn’t just for rich people (or Julia Roberts and Richard Gere), but you might want to practice your curtsy-Prince Harry is one of the attendees!
Cheap Chick Info: Bleacher seats are free! More info here:
Location: Governor’s Island
Subway: Take the 1 to South Ferry, 4, 5 to Bowling Green, R, W to Whitehall St. and then take the ferry over. Sked is here:

11 a.m. to 6 p.m., contest at 2 p.m.
Hopefully the cheese is not old and moldy, (bonus points if you get this 90’s movie reference), as competitors race to finish the fromage, in this case Cantalet in two minutes at this cheese eating contest.
Cheap Chick Info: Free admission!
Location Info: Smith and Vine, 268 Smith St. at DeGraw
Subway: F,G to Carroll St.

Plus you can take free yoga classes at Yogamaya (, get in touch with your inner vampire at Take Back the Twilight (, and celebrate a Day of Fashion “Brooklyn Style” at the Brooklyn Museum (!

The Northside Festival ( Williamsburg Walks ( tons of Pride events ( and the NYC Food Film Festival ( are going on all weekend too!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Cheap Chick NYC Weekend Event Picks, June 18-20, 2010

Friday June 18, 2010
FELA! Broadway Cast Performance and Signing

5 p.m.
The cast of the Broadway show will give a show in honor of their CD release.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Borders, Columbus Circle
Subway: A,B,C,D,1 to 59th St./Columbus Circle

Battle of the Boroughs
7 p.m.
This musical competition features instrumentalists, singers, DJs, and spoken word artists from throughout the city.
Cheap Chick Info: $15, Buy tkts here:
Location Info: The Greene Space, 44 Charleton St.
Subway: 1 to Houston Street or Canal Street, C,E to Spring Street

Romantic Rooftops
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tricia Martin, president of the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects will give apartment dwellers ideas for creating romantic spaces and the chance to create a portable model of a rooftop garden. A tour of the Romantic Gardens: Nature, Art, and Landscape Design is included (unfortunately I don’t think Hugh Jackman a la Kate and Leopold is…)
Cheap Chick Info: $15
Location Info: Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison@36 St.
Subway: 6 to 33rd St.

Comedy of Errors
7:30 p.m.
The play’s the thing tonight, with the Bard’s shortest play…try not to see double with all the twins running around, but I don’t think Mary-Kate and Ashley are making an appearance.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Inwood Hill Park, The Peninsula
Subway: 1, 9 to 215th St., A to Dyckman St.

Friday June 18 and Saturday June 19, 2010
Central Park Screening
6:30 p.m. (both nights)
The museum is screening the 1989 Frederick Wiseman classic that depicts all facets of the urban space.
Cheap Chick Info: $10, includes free museum admission
Location Info: Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St.
Subway: E,V to Fifth Ave./53rd St.

Plus the The Coney Island fireworks begin tonight! (

Saturday June 19, 2010
Women’s Brunch Clothing/Stuff
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Swap in, swap out, and trade up last year's skirt for these year's shorts! Or that book you just finished on the subway this morning…
Cheap Chick Info: $20, includes swap as well as entrée, one drink, tax, and tip.
Location Info: Iguana, 240 W. 54th St.
Subway: N,Q,R,W to 57th St.

Spice World Sing-a-Long
11 p.m.
Hopefully after this viewing, you’ll know what you want (what you really, really, want.)
Cheap Chick Info: $13 (includes one beer)
Location Info: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St.
Subway: E,1,6 to Canal St.

Saturday Night Ballroom/Summer Ballroom
Dancing 8 p.m. to midnight, 7 p.m. class
Bust a move with the waltz, fox trot, quick step, rumba, and more!
Cheap Chick Info: $13 in advance, $15 at the door
Location Info: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave.
Subway: 6 to 96th St.

Crest Fest 2010
This opening day party celebrates the opening of the Crest Hardware Art Show and includes art, food, drinks, live music, bikes, workshops, a photo booth, and local vendors.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Crest Hardware, 558 Metropolitan Ave.,
Subway: L to Lorimer/Metropolitan

Adventures NYC
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sports nuts and outdoor enthusiasts can participate in outdoor diversions such as rock climbing, a paddle sports center, fitness clinics, a fishing zone, free bike rentals, a bike helmet giveaway, yoga, an outdoor career fair, and more!
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Central Park Bandshell, Mid-Park from 66th to 72nd Streets
Subway: C to 72nd St.

The Coney Island Mermaid Day Parade is today (, there’s Le Bingo at Le Poisson Rouge (, Field of Dreams on the Intrepid (, the first game of the season for the Brooklyn Cyclones (, and the LIC Bike Parade wheels into Queens (

Sunday June 20, 2010
Vital Expressions: Conversation With Daphne Brooks
3 p.m.
Daphne Brooks, a Princeton professor of English and African-American studies and author of the forthcoming Subterranean Blues: Black Women and Sound Subcultures-from Minstrelsy to the Millennium, leads this special discussion to wrap up Black Music Month at the museum. Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125TH St. bet. Lenox and Adam Clayton Powell
Subway: 2,3 to 125th St.

Gangster, Writer, Rabbi Walking Tour
2 p.m.
Learn about classic LES historic figures Big Jack Zelig, writer Sholem Aleichem, and Rabbi Jacob Joseph.
Cheap Chick Info: $15, scroll down here to RSVP
Location Info: Through Museum at Eldridge St., assume you meet there, at 12 Eldridge St.
Subway: F to E. Broadway

Punk music takes over Governors Island today (just the thing to take Dad to:, there’s the GIANT Lit Mag Fair at Housing Works (where’s the small one, I wonder?, and there’s a Gay Pride rally at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (

Plus sample Malaysian cuisine with $20.10 specials throughout the city, and the Bicycle Film Festival ( continues!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Cheap Chick NYC Weekend Event Picks, June 11-13, 2010

Friday June 11, 2010
Almost Summer Cocktail Party
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Boomer parties is sponsoring this soiree for the 40 and over set to celebrate the start of the summer season.
Cheap Chick Info: $15, drink specials, complimentary appetizers, and prizes
Location Info: World Bar at the Trump Tower, 845 UN Plaza (1st Ave and 48th St.)
Subway: 6 to 51st St.

Ayala Champagne Sampling
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sip a little bubbly to celebrate the start of summer!
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: 67 Wines, 179 Columbus Ave.
Subway: 1 to 66th St.

Tutankhamen’s Funeral Lecture
11 a.m. to Noon
Learn about the young king with a talk by Phyllis Saretta.
Cheap Chick Info: Free with admission (pay-what-you-wish)
Location Info: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave. @82nd St. Meet at the entrance to the Egyptian Special Exhibitions Gallery.
Subway: 6 to 86th St.

The new Greenpoint Flea Market opens today, (, the last Nerd Night until September is tonight (, and the Figment Festival is on Governors Island (hopefully it’s not just in your imagination!) all weekend starting today!

Friday June 11-Sunday 13, 2010
Wandering Band
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This informal meeting of musicians will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: The High Line,
Subway: A,C,E,L to 14th St./8th Ave.

Saturday June 12, 2010
A Clockwork Orange
8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
This Stanley Kubrick classic is being shown as part of the summer Coney Island Film Festival.
Cheap Chick Info: $5 plus free popcorn!
Location Info: Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. between Stillwell Ave. and West 12th Street, Coney Island
Subway: D, Q N or F train to Stillwell Avenue

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is celebrating its 100 year anniversary today by honoring the bee (, The Little Red Lighthouse is open today from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (, The Naked Bike Ride is today-no clothes needed here ( and you can get your Bingo on at Le Bingo with Linda Simpson and Murray Hill hosting at Le Poisson Rouge (

Saturday June 12, and Sunday June 13, 2010
Science Fair
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Nerds can relive their elementary school science fair fantasies with displays on robots, weather, and electromagnetic field mapping.
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Flux Factory, 39-31 29Th St., LIC
Subway: E,R to Queens Plaza

The rib-smacking goodness of the Big Apple Barbecue ( party at Madison Square Park is on this Saturday and Sunday too, and you can support efforts to aid the NYC libraries by participating in the "We Will Not Be Shushed Event! (!

Sunday June 13, 2010
Garment Center National Historic District
10:30 a.m.
This architectural walking tour highlights the neighborhood’s buildings, many of which were created through the 1811 Commissioner’s Plan and the 1916 Zoning Resolution, and reforms made after the Triangle fire.
Cheap Chick Info: $15, reservations required, call 212-935-2075 to hold your spot!
Location Info: Meet at the Golda Meir Statue at the NW corner of Broadway and 39th St.
Subway: N,R,Q,W,F,D to 34th St./Herald Square

The Puerto Rican Day parade is today (, score some vinyl at Brooklyn Bowl's Collect-i-Bowl record show (, Watch the World Cup games at the Paley Center (, and there are still a lot of Internet Week New York events going on! (

Friday, June 4, 2010

Cheap Chick NYC Weekend Event Picks, June 4-6, 2010

Sorry for the abbreviated picks and lack of a Summer Guide (hopefully by next week), I've been moving into the new place!

Friday June 4, 2010
Drop Dead Diva Mobile Spa

9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
I don't think you'll wind up in a model's body, but maybe you'll feel pretty, witty, and gay after a makeover to promote the Lifetime show, (which the Cheap Chick thoroughly enjoys btw!)
Cheap Chick Info: Free!
Location Info: Here is the complete schedule:
9 a.m.-11 a.m. 59th Street and Lexington Ave.1 p.m.-3 p.m. / 6th Ave. and 42nd Street 2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. / Special appearance by Drop Dead Diva cast members5 p.m.-7 p.m. 5th Ave. and 16th Street
Subway: Varies on location.

Curator Talk at the National Academy Museum
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Curator Marshall Price with special guest Sarah Walker, an artist featured in the exhibit the 185th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, lead a gallery talk and tour.
Cheap Chick Info: Free with museum admission, $10
Location Info: National Academy Museum, 1083 Fifth Ave bet 89th and 90th
Subway: 4,5,6 to 86th St.

Plus get free donuts today from Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts (with drink purchase), and the Folk Art Museum has Free Music Friday (!)

Friday June 4, 2010 and Saturday June 5, 2010
Misery Screening (Part of the Obsessed in the 90's series)

10:30 p.m.
A reason for writers everywhere to be scared, hopefully you have two legs or other means of getting yourself to the screening, which includes 90's trivia by Noah Tarnow, of Big Quiz Thing fame on Saturday night.
Cheap Chick Info: $10, buy tkts here:
Location Info: 92nd Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson St.
Subway: 1,E to Canal Street

The Red Hook Fest ( is also on Friday and Saturday as well!

Saturday June 5, 2010
Housing Works Open Air Book Fair

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Better check all those books for worms, as you dig through mountains of books. Don't forget the clothing, CD's, and DVDs too. Food and drinks are available as well…ahhh the perfect Sat afternoon activity!
Cheap Chick Info: Free to attend, all media is a $1, prices vary on other materials
Location Info: Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby St.
Subway: F,D to Broadway/Lafayette, Downtown 6 to Bleecker

Free Bargemusic concert today (, Governors Island opens for the season (, and there are First Saturday festivities at the Brooklyn Museum (!

Sunday June 6, 2010
Harry and the Potters
3 p.m.
A time-traveling Harry Potter band? Let me just apparate right there, hopefully you-know-who won’t show up!
Cheap Chick Info: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Location Info: Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn
Subway: L,G at Lorimer/Metropolitan, L to Bedford

Ladies' Mile: The Carriage Trade
10 a.m.
Women and shopping in NYC go back a long way, as you’ll discover in this walking tour led by John Kriskiewicz, an architectural historian who will lead the group to former sites of stores like Lord & Taylor, when the Flatiron area catered almost exclusively to females.
Cheap Chick Info: $15, pay at tour
Location Info: Meet at the SE corner of 17th and Broadway
Subway: N,R,W,Q, 4,5,6,L to 14th St./Union Sq.

Today it's Japan Day at Central Park ( the Museum of the City of New York today (, and don’t forget two of NYC’s favorite foods at the Egg Roll and Egg Cream Festival (!

Also...BAM Soccer Fever (with my personal favorite, a screening of Ladybugs), is happening all weekend, and on Saturday and Sunday you can check out the Atlantic Avenue Artwalk, (, skaters competing at the Maloof Money Cup at Flushing Meadows Park, (, and the Renegade Craft Fair (!

Lots of events at the World Science Festival ( too!