Cutting Corners

Money tight? Need to cut corners? No problem. This column has lots of free and pay-what-you-wish events to enjoy every single day! (Events may cancel/change. Check with venue.)

Tours of the USS Intrepid and other naval ships will be available for Fleet Week from Friday through Monday. (Photo by Marco Verch)

Friday, May 26
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fleet Week ship tours. Pier 88 at W. 51st St., Pier 92 at W. 53rd St. Tours at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Pier 86, at W. 46th St. start at 10 a.m.
1 p.m. Film. “Under the Volcano” (1984). Albert Finney/Jacqueline Bisset. Kips Bay Library, 446 Third Ave./31st St. (212) 683-2520.
6:30 p.m. Archaeology lecture. “Mobility and Travel in Ancient Egypt.” Dr. Heidi Kopp-Junk. Art study room, Uris Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave./82nd St. (212) 535-7710.
7 p.m. Shakespeare outdoors. “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” (Repeated Saturday.) Bryant Park, Upper Terrace, Sixth Ave./42nd St. (212) 768-4242.
8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park. “Julius Caesar.” (Repeated Saturday.) Central Park, Delacorte Theater. Enter Fifth Ave./79th St. Same day tickets distributed from 6 a.m. until tickets run out. (212) 539-8500.

Saturday, May 27
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fleet Week ship tours. Piers 88 and 92. (See May 26.)
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. 8th Ave., 42nd-50th Sts.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. W. 4th St., 6th Ave. to Macdougal St.
Noon-6 p.m. Washington Square art exhibit. University Place, E. 13th St. to W. 3rd St.
12:30 p.m. DVD film for seniors. “20th Century Woman” (2016). Annette Bening. Holy Trinity Church House, 341 E. 87th St. (212) 980-1700.
1 p.m. Concert. “Dark Full Ride.” Talujon percussion. (Repeated 3 p.m.) Governor’s Island, Colonels Row. Ferry from Bowling Green/Battery Park. (Rain date on Sunday.) (212) 825-3045.
2 p.m. Southwest park walk. Meet Central Park, Merchant’s Gate, 59th St./C.P.W., at Columbus Circle Entrance to Park. (212) 310-6600.

Sunday, May 28
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fleet Week ship tours. Pier 92 (USCG Cutter only). (See May 26.)
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Broadway, 73rd-86th Sts.
10:30 a.m. 34th St. District walking tour. “Empire to Penn.” (Commerce/transit/architecture.) Meeting place provided after email reservation: tours@mas.org.
Noon-6 p.m. Washington Square art exhibit. (See May 27.)
Noon-5 p.m. “Loisaida Festival.” Avenue C, 6th-12th Sts.
2 p.m. Brooklyn Heights tour. (4/5 train to Borough Hall.) Meet at stairs at north side of Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. (Tip what you wish.) Look for guide with “Free Tours by Foot” logo. Reserve: (646) 450-6831.
5 p.m. Classical music concert. Piano/violin/cello. Nicholas Roerich Museum, 319 W. 107th St. (212) 864-7752.

Monday, May 29
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fleet Week ship tours. Pier 88 and Pier 92 (USCG Cutter only). (See May 26.)
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Street fair. Fulton St., Broadway to Gold St.
3-7 p.m. Mah Jongg marathon. Learn American version. Bryant Park. (See May 26.)
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fleet Week ship tours. Pier 88 and Pier 92. (See May 26.)
Noon-6 p.m. Washington Square art exhibit. (See May 27.)
1 p.m. Archaeology tour. “A World of Emotions.” (Ancient Greece.) (Repeated Wednesday.) Onassis Center Atrium, 645 Fifth Ave./51st St. (212) 486-4448.
8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Park. “Julius Caesar.” (Repeated Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.) Central Park, Delacorte Theater. (See May 26.)
8 p.m. Memorial Day concert. New York Philharmonic. Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. (212) 316-7540.

Tuesday, May 30
Noon. Conversation with Tadashi Suzuki, Japanese theater artist. Grad Center, Segal Theatre, 365 Fifth Ave./34th St. (212) 817-1860.
12:30 p.m. Organ concert. Music of Bach/the German Romantics/Angela Craft Cross. ($5 suggested donation.) Transfiguration Church, One E. 29th St. (212) 684-4174.
2 p.m. Short film interview with Suzuki (2015). (See noon.)
2:15 p.m. Film. Suzuki’s production of Chekhov’s “Ivanov” (2004). (See noon.)
3:45 p.m. Film. Documentary on Suzuki’s Taiwan production of “La Dame aux Camelias” (2011). (See noon.)
6 p.m. Talk. “Retirement and Long-Term Care Fundamentals.” Business Library, 188 Madison Ave./34th St. (212) 592-7000.
6:30 p.m. Book reading. “Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character.” Author Marty Appel. Mid-Manhattan Library, Fifth Ave./40th St.(212) 340-0863.

Wednesday, May 31
10:30 a.m. Computer workshop. “MS Word 2010 for Beginners.” Mid-Manhattan Library. Register: (917) 275-6975. (See May 30.)
1 p.m. “Dance on Film.” Frederick Ashton. Performing Arts Library, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. (212) 642-0142.
2-3 p.m. “Jazz Concert.” Bill Wurtzel Trio. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Sq., Columbus Ave./W. 66th St. (212) 595-9533.
6-8 p.m. “Disco Dance Party.” Bryant Park. (See May 26.)
6:30 p.m. Staged reading. “The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg Case.” Mid-Manhattan Library. (See May 30.)
7 p.m. Three writers discuss “How Cities Inspire Writers.” Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th St. (212) 755-6710.
7:30 p.m. Experimental theater, Don DeLillo. “Ghost Stories.” (Repeated Thursday.) Abrons Arts Theater, 466 Grand St. at Pitt. Reserve: 866-811-4111.

Thursday, June 1
1 p.m. Historical tour of Columbia University campus. (Weather permitting.) Columbia University, Room 213, Low Library, 535 W. 116th St. Email to reserve: visitorscenter@columbia.edu.
2 p.m. Oscar-nominated biographical film. “Lion” (2016). Dev Patel/Nicole Kidman. Epiphany Library, 228 E. 23rd St. (212) 679-2645.
4 p.m. Literary panel discussion. “Finding Hidden Gems in Small Press Books, Translations, More.” Center for Fiction. (See May 31.)
6-8 p.m. Beginner chess/backgammon social. Bryant Park. (See May 26.)
7-9 p.m. Talk. “Black Americans in the World of Fairs.” Architecture Assoc. Prof. Mabel O. Wilson. Bard Grad Center Gallery, 18 W. 86th St. RSVP: (646) 398-6944.

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