leisure 05.28.10

the skint

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.

the intrepid's summer movie series takes you right into the danger zone with top gun, free [friday 7:30pm]

coney island's new luna park is scheduled to open with 19 new rides saturday. while you're there, check out the coney island history project's free exhibit about the original, and take a free walking tour of the area's remaining historic buildings, several of which are in danger of demolition (including where harpo marx first performed with brothers groucho and gummo).

artist/writer/filmmaker miranda july's 'eleven heavy things' interactive exhibit (the final public deitch project) opens in union square park [sat thru 10/3]

you have to experience manhattanhenge at least once while you live here (pictures do not do it justice). best viewed from east ends of 14, 23, 34, 42, 57 sts. [sun-mon 8:17pm]

hundreds of performers invade the theater for the new city for the 15th annual lower east side festival of the arts, all free [fri-sun]

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