Cutting Corners

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

Friday, July 12
12:30-2:30 p.m. Outdoor concert. Jazz pianist Bertha Hope. Bryant Park, Upper Terrace, Sixth Ave./42nd St. (212) 768-4242.
1 p.m. Film. “In Cold Blood” (1967). Robert Blake/John Forsythe. Kips Bay Library, 446 Third Ave./31st St. (212) 683-2520.
5 p.m. Learn/play a board game. Bryant Park. (See 12:30 p.m.)
5:30 p.m. Folk concert. (Donation-based cash bar.) American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square/61st St. (212) 595-9533.
6:30 p.m. Outdoor theater. Dumas’ “The Man in the Iron Mask.” (Donations accepted.) Soldiers & Sailors Monument, Riverside Drive/89th St. (Repeated Sat., Sun.) (212) 870-3070.
7 p.m. Stand-up comedy acts. (No cover; no minimum.) Oppa Bar, 162 W. 4th St. 646-410-0503.

Saturday, July 13
10 a.m.-4 p.m. “Water Day.” Crafts/science experiments, etc. South Street Seaport, Piers 16, 17 at 19 Fulton St. (212) 935-9831.
11:30 a.m. One hour water taxi trip. First come, first served. (99 tickets available.) Line up Pier 16 at least 15 minutes prior to boarding. (See 10 a.m.)
2:00 p.m. One hour NYC sightseeing cruise, including Statue of Liberty. (Repeated 2:30, 3:30, 5 p.m.) (200 tickets available.) Waterfront Alliance table, Pier 17. (See 10 a.m.)
1:30 p.m. One hour tugboat sail. (Repeated 4:30 p.m.) $10 tickets starting 10 a.m. South Street Museum table, Pier 16. (See 10 a.m.)
1-4 p.m. New York Opera Forum recital. Bellini’s “Norma.” Piano accompaniment. Public Library, 112 E. 96th St. (212) 289-0908.
8 p.m. Dance performance/movement art. Ace Hotel, 20 W. 29th St. RSVP: (212) 679-2222.

Sunday, July 14
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Astor Place, Broadway-Lafayette St.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Broadway, 47th-57th Sts.
12-5 p.m. Bastille Day Celebration. 60th St., Fifth-Lexington Aves. Vendors/music/performances.
Noon. Community rowing. 1-3 hours. Brief orientation/crews organized/experienced coxswain to steer. No experience necessary. Village Community Boathouse, Pier 40, 353 West Street. (212) 229-2059.
2 p.m. Outdoor comedy performance. Michael Kosta. Bring blanket. Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza, Fifth Ave., Washington Square North. (917) 727-5233.
3:30-7 p.m. Outdoor family day concert. Bluegrass/Gullah music. Central Park, Rumsey Field, Fifth Ave./69th St. (212) 360-2777.
7 p.m. Outdoor concert. Danceable live music. All-accordion Music of Brazil. Riverside Park, Pier 1, 500 W. 70th St. (212) 870-3070.

Monday, July 15
12:30-1:45 p.m. Outdoor “reel talks.” Weekly talks on films, the culture of cinema and filmmaking. Bryant Park Reading Room. (See July 12.)
12-2:30 p.m. Outdoor concert. Jazz pianist Dan Manjovi. (Repeated Tues., Wed., Thurs.) Bryant Park, Upper Terrace. (See July 12.)
2 p.m. Classic film. “Marie Antoinette” (1938). Norma Shearer/Tyrone Powers. Epiphany Library, 228 E. 23rd St. (212) 679-2645.
5-8 p.m. Outdoor ping pong. Casual or competitive. Brookfield Place, Waterfront Terrace, 230 Vesey St. (212) 978-1673.
5:15 p.m. Writing class. All styles/levels welcome. Yorkville Library, 222 E. 79th St. (212) 744-5824.
8 p.m. Outdoor cop film. “Bad Boys” (1995). Will Smith/Martin Lawrence. Bring blanket. Lawn opens for picnicking 5 p.m. Bryant Park. (See July 12.)

Tuesday, July 16
12:30 p.m. Public speaking workshop. Materials provided. Public Library, 18 W. 53rd St. (212) 714-8400.
2 p.m. Film. “Bridge to the Sun” (1961). Carroll Baker/James Shigeta. Public Library. (See 12:30 p.m.)
2-4 p.m. Resume assistance. (Bring copy or USB drive for revision.) Ottendorfer Library, 135 Second Ave./9th St. (212) 674-0947.
5 p.m. Outdoor concert. Broadway’s “Stereo Dawn” and “The Bones.” Broadway, between 43rd-44th St. RSVP: (212) 768-1560.
5 p.m. Outdoor word game night. Bryant Park. (See July 12.)
8p.m. Central Park Shakespeare. “Coriolanus.” (Repeated Wed., Thurs.) Delacorte Theater. Enter Fifth Ave./79th St. Free tickets at Delacorte begin at noon. Also noon ticket lottery at Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. (212) 539-8500.

Wednesday, July 17
12-6 p.m. Play video/3D games. (Wed.-Sun.) Xbox/PS4/Occulus, etc. Paley Media Center, 25 W. 52nd St. (212) 621-6600.
1:30-3 p.m. Workshop. “Job Search Help for Seniors.” Business Library, 188 Madison Ave./34th St. (212) 592-7000.
4 p.m. Photography slide lecture. “Wildlife Photography Around the World: the Secret Behind the Lens.” B&H Event Space, 420 Ninth Ave./34th St. RSVP: (212) 444-6615.
6 p.m. Bloomingdale Neighborhood walking tour (Upper West Side). Meet guide Jim Mackin at Hostelling International, 891 Amsterdam Ave./103rd St. RSVP: (212) 666-9774.
6-10 p.m. Outdoor dance performances. Merce Cunningham, etc. Central Park, Rumsey Field. (See July 14.)
8:30 p.m. Outdoor film. “When Harry Met Sally” (1989). Billy Crystal/Meg Ryan. Bring blanket. Chelsea Piers, foot of 23rd St. (212) 627-2020.

The Battery Conservatory is hosting a tour of the Battery. (Photo by Raman Patel)

Thursday, July 18
12:30 p.m. Outdoor concert. Broadway show performers. Bryant Park stage. (See July 12.)
1-2 p.m. Battery Conservatory tour. Meet at flagpole, entrance to Battery Park at intersection Broadway/Battery Place/State Street, across from Bowling Green. Email to RSVP:
6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance for seniors. Riverside Park, Pier 1. (See July 14.)
6:30 p.m. Outdoor theater. Dumas’ “The Man in the Iron Mask.” (See July 12.)
7 p.m. Outdoor concert. Neo-folk singer Crys Matthews. Brookfield Place, Waterfront Plaza, 230 Vesey St. (212) 978-1673.
7:30 p.m. Concert. Haitian singer/songwriter BelO. David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway/62nd St. (212) 721-6500.


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