50 things to do in New York City on a Friday

Every weekend should be a long one with these fab ways to spend a Friday.

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Browse art or watch movies for free at MoMA
Leave Andrew Jackson at home and visit MoMA for free between 4 and 8pm every Friday night. You'll still need to get in line for entry and film tickets, but get there as the clock strikes four and you'll be fine. 11 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-708-9400, moma.org). 4--8pm; free.

 

Browse art or watch movies for free at MoMA
Leave Andrew Jackson at home and visit MoMA for free between 4 and 8pm every Friday night. You'll still need to get in line for entry and film tickets, but get there as the clock strikes four and you'll be fine. 11 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-708-9400, moma.org). 4--8pm; free.

 

Bowl till 2am at Harlem Lanes
The 24 alleys and nice I'm-drunk-and-need-snacks-now menu options make Harlem Lanes the perfect destination for those uptowners who don't feel like trekking out of the neighborhood for tenpin goodness. 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (Seventh Ave) at 126th St, third floor (212-678-2695 harlemlanes.com). $7.50 per person per game, shoe rental $4.50 per person.

 

Experience Girls & Boys at Webster Hall One of the most popular regular parties in the city also offers one of the biggest discounts. Girls & Boys at Webster Hall, which draws high-profile international acts like Simian Mobile Disco, Justice and Hot Chip, allows you to sign up via the Webster Hall website and receive a Dollar Daze voucher. Print it out, present it at the door before 11pm, and gain admission for only a buck. 125 E 11th St between Third and Fourth Aves (212-353-1600, websterhall.com). Fri 10pm; $25, advance $15.

 

Take a free 90-minute Grand Central tour with Justin Ferate
Acclaimed guide Justin Ferate not only dissects the lore and legends of Grand Central Terminal's history, but places them within the context of its lesser-known neighborhood. Meet inside the lobby of the Altria Building, Park Ave at 42nd St (212-697-1245, grandcentralpartnership.org). 12:30pm; free.

 

Watch poets battle at slam night at Nuyorican Poets Caf
At this 35-year-old joint, poetry is a contact sport—especially on Friday's slam night (there are occasional matinees as well). Lyricists from the boroughs and beyond square off, and the winner is determined by an animated, jam-packed house. 236 E 3rd St between Aves B and C (212-505-8183, nuyorican.org). 10pm; $10.

 

Dance at Camaradas El Barrio
A self-styled "workers' public house" that opened in 2004, Camaradas El Barrio is a Puerto Rican tapas bar whose wooden benches, exposed brick and modest art gallery create a casual hang for kicking back over a pitcher of sangria, especially since it's only $15 during happy hour (4--7pm). It'll help you relax and shed your inhibitions for a DJ spinning salsa, hip-hop and '80s dance hits. 2241 First Ave at 115th St (212-348-2703, camaradaselbarrio.com). 4pm--3:30am; free.

 

Sing along to show tunes at Marie's Crisis
If you like how people in musicals can go from normal conversation to singing their hearts out without warning, this is the West Village bar for you. One minute, the barmaid is pulling you a pint of Bass, the next she's belting out "Memories." Join the other show-tune lovers and gather round the piano starting at 5:30pm, when the crooning begins. 59 Grove St between Seventh Ave South and Bleecker St (212-243-9323). 4pm--4am; free.

 

Play beer pong at Down the Hatch
Relive your dorm days at this fratboy-meets-yuppie bar with a game of beer pong. Loser has to eat the spicy (but tasty) buffalo wings labeled "suicidal." 179 W 4th St at Jones St (212-627-9747, nycbestbars.com). Noon--4am; free.

 

Gorge on late-night BBQ in Red Hook 
The lovable, low-key dive Brooklyn Ice House, which is in the old Pioneer Bar-B-Q space, offers more than just an extensive list of brews. We suggest the two smoked pulled-pork sandwiches on soft white buns, with neon-green pickles and barbecue sauce on the side, for only five big ones—available from noon to 2am daily. 318 Van Brunt St at Pioneer St, Red Hook, Brooklyn (718-222-1865)

 

Check out the $10-for-five-shots special at the Continental Bar
This dark dive boasts one of the best regular specials in the city—$10 for five shots of anything, anytime. Chase 'em down with a cold one while surveying vintage rust-belt beer signs. Continental Bar, 25 Third Ave between St. Marks Pl and E 9th St (212-529-6924, continentalnyc.com). 4pm--4am.

 

 

 

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