shopping 09.6.13

Old Man Murray's
the skint

Time to clean up your act? We've got just the thing.

Old Man Murray's soaps contain organic vegetable oils, essential plant oils, and herbs. They don't use preservatives, synthetic dyes or fragrances, or parabens. They're not, of course, tested on animals and contain no pesticides. The ingredients are sustainably sourced.

The Citrus Herb is scented with lemongrass, rosemary and lime. The Gin and Tonic contains juniper, pine and spruce. Honey Butter, good for sensitive skin, has shea, honey and oats. There are several other soaps, too, and they all smell pretty darn great. And they're made in Brooklyn. And the packaging is a beaut. The soaps are on the pricier side, yes, at $8 for a single bar, though you can get that down to $6.75 if you buy four.

We don't think of Brooklyn as a particularly fine-smelling borough. But that could change.

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

fri-sun 8pm (free tickets distributed at noon): 200 new yorkers share central park's delacorte theater stage for a musical adaptation of shakespeare's the tempest.

sat 8pm doors, 8:20pm film: a long island city taxi garage parking lot is the setting for a free outdoor screening of doc. drivers wanted. nyc's oldest cab driver, spider, will be in attendance. 45-16 vernon boulevard, free.

sun 10am-3:30pm: adults and kids of all ages can try out tap, ballet, modern, tango, jazz, and other classes at 92y's harkness dance center free open house. 1395 lexington ave @ 92nd st.

sun 11am: tickets go on sale this morning (they go fast!) for city center's 10th annual fall for dance festival. bonus: this year, central park's delacorte theater will host free performances 9/16-17.

sun 4-8pm: lower east side opening night: 40 l.e.s galleries host opening receptions (6-8pm) and orchard between broome + grand hosts a block party and fashion show (4-8pm)

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