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The three best FREE things to do in New York today

Dita Von Teese
Phtoograph: Dita Von Teese

Hang out with Dita von Teese and friends
Dita von Teese is celebrating her new book, Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour, at Rizzoli Bookstore, and you're invited! Join the burlesque queen and guests like Simon Doonan, Murray Hill and co-author Rose Apodaca for a vintage talk-show style evening. 
1133 Broadway, 6–7:30pm

Take advantage of free admission at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Baby it's cold outside, and that means free weekday admission at BBG during winter! Tuesday through Friday through March 14 you can be one with nature for nada.
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, 8am–4:30pm

Get in the holiday spirit at the Bryant Park Tree Lighting Skate-tacular
See a brand new play—on ice!—performed by skaters Nancy Kerrigan, Johnny Weir and others, with music from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Stick around for the lighting of the 8,000-pound tree, decorated with more than 30,000 lights.  
40th to 42nd Sts between Fifth and Sixth Ave, 6pm