Free things to do by neighborhood

Skip the ATM: These jaunts won't hurt (your wallet) a bit.

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Deitch Projects

Deitch Projects

Long Island City

Deitch Projects
Stop by the LIC outpost of Deitch, and you'll always find something interesting. Past exhibits have included "Pig," a show of mixed-media creations by Jeff Koons, Paul Chan and Paola Pivi, and Josh Smith's painting collection "On the Water." 4-40 44th Dr at the East River (212-343-7300, deitch.com). Thu--Sun 2--7pm.

Comedy at the Creek
Yuk it up with the Creek's various Sunday-night comedy performances. 10-93 Jackson Ave between Vernon Blvd and 11th St (718-706-8783, creeklic.com). Sun 7pm.

Park Slope



Big Nose Full Body

Big Nose Full Body
Every Saturday, the folks here pop open three wines for a themed tasting. Arrive early to beat the regulars. 382 Seventh Ave between 11th and 12th Sts (718-369-4030, bignosefullbody.com). Sat 4--6pm.

Brooklyn Pride
Kings County's parade marches on June 12. Specifics weren't nailed down as of press time, but the night parade usually begins around 7:30pm. Starts at 15th St and Prospect Park West, then turns down Seventh Ave (brooklynpride.org)

Midtown



Free Music Fridays

Free Music Fridays
Pop into the American Folk Art Museum on Fridays to check out current exhibits and hear free music. 45 W 53rd St at Sixth Ave (212-265-1040, folkartmuseum.org). Fri 5:30--7:30pm.

The After-Party at the West Bank Caf
Fill yourself with a little liquid courage, and you just might make it to the stage at this musical-theater open-mike night, which is not for the weak of diaphragm. Laurie Beechman Theatre (at the West Bank Caf), 407 W 42nd St between Ninth and Tenth Aves, downstairs (212-695-6909). Fri 10:30pm.

Harlem



National Jazz Museum

Studio Museum in Harlem
The museum's free Sundays offer not only gratis gallery shows, but also documentary screenings and guided tours. 144 W 125th St between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (Seventh Ave) and Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Ave). Times vary, check studiomuseum.org.

National Jazz Museum
With all the free programs at this music haven, you'll be telling your Duke from your Satchmo in no time. (212-348-8300, jazzmuseuminharlem.org)

Williamsburg



Zebulon

Tuesdays at the Lazy Catfish
Guzzle unlimited PBR from 8:30 to 10pm at Williamsburg's Southern-fried dive. 593 Lorimer St between Conselyea St and Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-599-9055)

Music at Zebulon
The nightly concerts at this eclectic music spot never have a cover (though don't be surprised if a donations hat is passed around). 258 Wythe Ave between Metropolitan Ave and North 3rd St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-218-6934, zebuloncafeconcert.com). 10pm.

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