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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 4pm until sunday 11pm: the largest improv festival in the world, the annual del close marathon, celebrates the legacy of the father of improv with more than 50 hours of non-stop shows across 11 stages. $12-25/show, $45/pass.

fri + sat 6pm doors (+ tues-sat thru 7/14): dance bands turn lincoln center's damrosch park into an open-air dance party for the annual midsummer night swing series. fri: gerard carelli and his orchestra; sat: the glenn crytzer orchestra. dance lesson at 6:30pm, live music at 7:30pm. damrosch park at lincoln center (uws), $17 admission, but there's usually room to watch/dance outside the main space for free.

fri 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with branford marsalis and frederick douglass now, roger guenveur smith's one-man show. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). [Photo: Justin Zsebe]

sat 4-9pm (monthly thru october): the first-ever bronx night market, offers an array of local food, drink, and craft vendors that exemplifies the diversity of the borough. boasting edible bronx as one of its presenters, the market's prices will range from $3-7 an item. fordham plaza (bronx), free admission.

thru 7/19: the new york woman retrospective at the quad highlights the female protagonist's experience in the big apple over the years, with a series of 50 films including baby face, breakfast at tiffany's, gloria, just another girl on the i.r.t., manhandled, moonstruck, rosemary's baby, and many more. quad cinema (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors.

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