Cutting Corners

Money tight? Need to cut corners? This column will show you lots of free, pay-what-you-wish and low-cost events to enjoy every single day! (Events may cancel/change. Check with venue.)

Nicole Kidman and Jude Law star in “Cold Mountain,” showing at the Kips Bay Library.

Friday, September 15
12:30 p.m. Walking tour. “Grand Central and Its Neighborhood.” Meet urban historian at street-level atrium, 120 Park Ave./42nd St. (212) 883-2420.
2 p.m. Adult coloring club. Supplies provided or bring your own. Free book giveaway table. Epiphany Library, 228 E. 23rd St. (212) 679-2645.
1 p.m. Film. “Cold Mountain” (2003). Nicole Kidman/Jude Law. Kips Bay Library, 446 Third Ave./31st St. (212) 683-2520.
6 p.m. Solo art reception. Eva Rothschild. 303 Gallery, 555 W. 21st St. (212) 255-1121.
6-7:30 p.m. Verdi Opera excerpts. (Preview NYC Opera program.) Bryant Park stage, Sixth Ave./42nd St. (212) 768-4242.
7-8:45 p.m. Military talk. “City of Sedition: The History of NYC During the Civil War.” Servicemen’s Club, 283 Lexington Ave./36th St. (212) 683-4353.

Saturday, September 16
10 a.m.-5 p.m. “WWI History Weekend.” Re-enactors in vintage uniforms, vintage Army vehicles, equipment displays, tent encampment, author talks and demonstrations. Meet Gen. John J. Pershing re-enactor and the “Ebony Doughboys.” Governor’s Island. Ferry from Battery. (212) 935-9831.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. University Place, 8th-14th Sts.
11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Crafts fair. (Repeated Sun.) Lincoln Center Plaza. (212) 875-5000.
11 a.m. Adult group guitar lessons for beginners. Bring own guitar. No experience necessary. Tompkins Square Library, 331 E. 10th St. (212) 228-4747.
11 a.m. Knitting lessons. All skill levels. Bring knitting needles, size 9-10.5. Muhlenberg Library, 209 W. 23rd St. (212) 924-1585.
Noon. German Steuben Day Parade. Fifth Ave., 51st St.-86th St.

Sunday, September 17
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Third Ave., 14th-23rd Sts.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. “WWI History Weekend.” Governor’s Island. (See Sept. 16.)
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Enjoy Bryant Park’s southwest porch. Swings/lounge furniture. Restaurant/bar. Power outlets for devices. (See Sept. 15.)
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Secular Humanist Society brunch. ($11 special.) Stone Creek Lounge, 140 E. 27th St. (212) 532-1037.
12-6 p.m. Free community rowing. Arrive noon-12:30 p.m. Five-person boat, captained by experienced coxswain. Life-jackets provided. (Donations accepted.) Pier 40, foot of W. Houston St. (212) 229-2059.
6-8 p.m. Fully staged musical show. “Gertrude Ederle Sings Out!” (Recreational theater for adults.) Gertrude Ederle Center, 232 W. 60th St. (212) 397-3159.

Monday, September 18
2 p.m. Classic musical film. “Carmen Jones” (1954). Harry Belafonte/Dorothy Dandridge. Epiphany Library. (See Sept. 15.)
3 p.m. Seniors. “Catch and Release” fishing. Rods/reels/bait/instruction provided. Pier 63, W. 23rd St. (212) 627-2020.
4:45 p.m. “Quilting with a Purpose.” Help make quilts for needy children. Sewing experience required. Morningside Heights Library, 2900 Broadway/113th St. (212) 864-2530.
5:30 p.m. Workshop. “Migraine Wellness Seminar.” 67th St. Library, 328 E. 67th St. (212) 734-1717.
7 p.m. Author event. “The Burning Girl.” Claire Messud. Barnes & Noble, 150 E. 86th St. (212) 369-2180.
8 p.m. Performance. “Experiments in Dance.” Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South. (212) 477-0351.

Tuesday, September 19
10-10:50 a.m. Tour Gracie Mansion. (Repeated 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.) Bring photo I.D. Carl Schurz Park, 88th St./East End Ave. Reserve: (212) 676-3060.
5 p.m. Walk-in tech help. Bring device, library card and PIN. St. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Ave./81st St. (212) 877-4380.
6-8 p.m. Join philosophical discussion. “Wisdom and World Affairs.” Ethical Culture Society, Room 508, 2 W. 64th St. (212) 874-5210.
6 p.m. Talk. “The Armchair Cartographer: Illustrated Maps of the City.” Schwarzman Library, Liebman/Berger Forum, Fifth Ave./42nd St. 2917-275-6975.
6:30 p.m. Art book talk. “Art and Journalism, Past and Present”. Schwarzman Library, Celeste Auditorium. (See above.)
6:30 p.m. High Line tour. “From Freight to Flowers.” Meet at 91 Gansevoort St./10th Ave. (212) 500-6035.

Wednesday, September 20
11 a.m. Workshop. Learn to “touch-type.” 115th St. Library, 203 W. 115th St. (212) 666-9393.
12-3 p.m. Benefits counseling. (SNAP, Medicare, Heap, Assist-A-Ride, etc.) Call to schedule one-hour appointment. Drop-ins welcome. Epiphany Library. (See Sept. 18.)
4 p.m. Poetry workshop with Bill Zavatsky. No experience necessary. Bring pen and love for poetry. Morningside Heights Library. (See Sept. 18.)
6-7:15 p.m. High Line architecture tour. “Elevated Design.” RSVP for location. (212) 500-6035.
6 p.m. Mixed doubles ping pong tournament. (One female/one male.) Bryant Park. Register: (212) 768-4242. (See Sept. 15.)
7 p.m. Book discussion group. “Zero K” by Don DeLillo. Barnes & Noble. (See Sept. 18.)

Thursday, September 21
11:30 a.m. Workshop. “Essentials for Job Seekers: Networking, Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviewing.” 115th St. Library. (See Sept. 20.)
2 p.m. Crime film. “John Wick Chapter 2” (2017). Keanu Reeves. Epiphany Library. (See Sept. 18.)
2-4 p.m. Poetry club. Bring 12 copies of your poem. Muhlenberg Library, 209 W. 23rd St. (212) 924-1585.
4-6 p.m. Human chess. Become your favorite game piece and navigate board as a team sport. Soldiers/Sailors Monument, Riverside Park, W. 89th St./Riverside Drive. Contact number: 311.
6-8 p.m. Women’s volleyball game. Baruch vs. Staten Island College. ARC Arena, 55 Lexington Ave. (646) 312-5048.
7:30 p.m. Concert. “Silvio Solis.” David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway/62nd St. (212) 721-6500.


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