Free things to do by neighborhood

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

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, 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, 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, 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 (


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, 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.


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

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,



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, 10pm.