Cutting Corners

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

Friday, July 21
10:30 a.m. Talk. “Protecting Your Internet Privacy/Security.” Mid-Manhattan Library, Fifth Ave./40th St. Register: (917) 275-6975.
2 p.m. Film. Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” (1979). 53rd St. Library, 18 W. 53rd St. (212) 714-8400.
2 p.m. Film. “The Meddler” (2016). Susan Sarandon. Library, 127 E. 58th St. (212) 759-7358.
5:30-7:30 p.m. Concert. Three acts. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Circle/66th St. (212) 595-9533.
6:30 p.m. Talk/book-signing. “Hobble Skirts to Fashion Flirts: American Fashion and the Great War.” Author Edward Maeder. New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West/77th St. (Pay what you wish after 6 p.m.) (212) 873-3400.
8:15 p.m. Outdoor French film. “Lumiere d’ete” (1943). English subtitles. Riverside Park, Pier 1, 500 W. 70th St. Call 311 for more info.

Saturday, July 22
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Broadway, 47th-57th Sts.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Chess workshop/games. Famous chess experts. Central Park, Chess and Checkers House, mid-park/64th St. Registration begins at 10 a.m. (212) 310-6600.
Noon and 2 p.m. Piano concerts. Classical Music. Hunter College, Lang Hall, 69th St. between Park/Lexington. (212) 665-2446.
1 p.m. Staged Shakespeare reading. “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Mulberry St. Library, 10 Jersey St. (212) 966-3424.
2 p.m. Film. “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (2016). Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy St. (212) 243-6876.
7 p.m. Outdoor jazz concert. “Cynthia Saver & Her Joyride Quartet.” (Bring picnic baskets/candles/blankets.) Riverside Park, Tennis Lawn, Hudson River/97th St.

Sunday, July 23
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Sixth Ave., 34th-42nd Sts.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Lexington Ave., 42nd-51st Sts.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Holistic wellness expo. Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington/47th St. RSVP (212) 755-1400.
12:15-4 p.m. Curator’s choice TV screenings. “New York State of Mind.” Paley Center for Media, 25 W. 52nd St. (Call for lineup.) (212) 621-6600.
2 p.m. Film. “The Court Jester” (1955). Danny Kaye. Mid-Manhattan Library. (See July 21.)
2 p.m. 1992 films. “Newsies” (Christian Bale), 5:30 p.m. “Wayne’s World.” (Rob Lowe), 8 p.m. “Batman Returns” (Michael Keaton), 11 p.m. “Reservoir Dogs” (Harvey Keitel). SVA Theater, 333 W. 23rd St. (212) 592-2332.
2 p.m. Stand-up comedy show. Tompkins Square Park Lawn, E. 7th St./Ave. “A”. Call 311 for more info.
2 p.m. Latin salsa concert. “Ola Fresca.” Dana Discovery Center, inside Central Park, 110th St. between Fifth/Lenox Aves. (212) 772-0210.
7 p.m. Concert. “Dahlia Dumont’s French Reggae and Tango Outfit.” Riverside Park, Pier 1. (See July 21.)

Monday, July 24
2 p.m. Film. “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” (1956). Dana Andrews/Joan Fontaine. Epiphany Library, 228 E. 23rd St. (212) 679-2645.
2:30 p.m. Twitter workshop. Mid-Manhattan Library. Register. (See July 21.)
4 p.m. Choral concert. “Coloma Convent Girls School Chamber Choir.” St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Ave./51st St. (212) 753-2261.
5 p.m. Bryant Park Lawn opens for picnicking. Bring food/blankets. Film at sunset. “Pillow Talk” (1959). Rock Hudson/Doris Day. Bryant Park, Sixth Ave./42nd St. (212) 768-4242.
6 p.m. Film. “Big Business” (1988). Bette Midler/Lily Tomlin. Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Ave./10th St. (212) 243-4334.
6:30 p.m. Slide lecture. “Not A Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent and Utterly Mangle Science.” Author Dave Levitan. Mid-Manhattan Library. (See July 21.)

Tuesday, July 25
10 a.m. Garment District walking tour. Meet at the northeast corner of Seventh Ave./39th St. Email to reserve: MikesNYCTours@yahoo.com.
2 p.m. Western film. “The Searchers” (1956). John Wayne. 53rd St. Library. (See July 21.)
5:30 p.m. Apple workshop. “iMovie for Beginners.” Mid-Manhattan Library. Register. (See July 21.)
6:30 p.m. High Line tour. “From Freight to Flowers.” Meet at 91 Gansevoort St./10th Ave. (212) 500-6035.
6:30 p.m. Slide lecture. “The Perfect Storm” surviving ship crew member Nelson Simon. Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave. (212) 255-7740.
6:30 p.m. Film. “Four Brothers” (2005). Mark Wahlberg. Mid-Manhattan Library. (See July 21.)

Wednesday, July 26
10:30 a.m. Workshop. “MS Word 2010 for Beginners.” Mid-Manhattan Library. Register. (See July 21.)
Noon. Workshop. “Writing Your Family History.” Schwarzman Library, Fifth Ave./42nd St. (917) 275-6975.
6:30 p.m. Slide lecture. “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.” Author James Forman Jr. Mid-Manhattan Library. (See July 21.)
7 p.m. Author reading. “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency.” Joshua Green. Barnes & Noble, Broadway/82nd St. (212) 362-8835.
7 p.m. Dance performance. “Ballet X/YY Dance Company.” (6 p.m. pre-show panel requires RSVP at cityparksfoundation.org.) Seating starts at 7 p.m. Central Park, Rumsey Field, mid-park between 69th-72nd Sts. (212) 360-2777.

Folk singer Kaia Kater will perform at the David Rubenstein Atrium. (Photo by Polina Mourzina)

Thursday, July 27
12:30-1:30 p.m. Performances. Broadway/Off-Broadway stars. Bryant Park Lawn. (See July 24.)
2 p.m. Documentary film. “Presenting Princess Show” (2015). About songwriter Samantha Montgomery and composer Ophir Kutiel. Epiphany Library. (See July 24.)
2 p.m. Classic film. Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” (1935). Edward Arnold/Peter Lorre. Library, 112 E. 96th St. (212) 289-0908.
6:30 p.m. Book reading. “Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence.” Author Melvin A. Goodman. Mid-Manhattan Library. (See July 21.)
7:30 p.m. Concert. Folk singer Kaia Kater. (Banjo-style.) David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway/62nd St. (212) 721-6500.

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